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'Entry Book: November 1686 11-20', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 8: 1685-1689 (1923), pp. 996-1014. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=82562 Date accessed: 23 October 2014.


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November 1686 11-20

Nov. 11.Two royal sign manuals for respectively 1,079l. 3s. 4d. and 1,000l. to Henry Guy, for secret service, without account: to be issued on the 20,000l. privy seal dormant of Aug. 11 last. (Two money warrants dated Nov. 15 hereon. Two money orders dated Nov. 15 hereon.)King's Warrant Book XI, p. 184. Money Book VI, p. 433. Order Book I, p. 159.
Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue (out of loans on the Linen Duty Act) 11,837l. 0s. 6d. to the Treasurer of the Navy for the wages due to the company of the Bonaventure, viz., 9,073l. 17s. 6d. thereof for so much to Mar. 25 last and the remaining 2,763l. 3s. 0d. for their wages due in the Reserve to 1683, May 13, from which ship they were turned over to the Bonaventure. (Same to Mr. Stephens [Cashier to the Navy Treasurer] to receive said sum as above.)Disposition Book V, p. 53.
Same to same to issue (out of the money of the Letter Office) 300l. to Philip Burton; "in pursuance of his Majesty's warrant for that purpose, which shall be sent to you as soon as passed."Ibid.
Nov. 11.Henry Guy to the Customs Cashier to forthwith pay 100l. to Sir Nicho. Butler: and to place same to the head of Incidents.Disposition Book V, p. 53.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to pay (out of the Letter Office money) 20l. to Robt. Bertie for half a year to Sept. 29 last on his pension.Ibid.
Same to same to issue (out of loans on the Linen Duty Act) 650l. to the Navy Treasurer; being intended for the superannuated officers. (Same to the Navy Commissioners to assign for payment out of the above money the said superannuated officers' bills for 5 quarters' pension from 1684, Christmas, to Lady day last.)Ibid, p. 54.
Same to the Attorney General to report on the enclosed case [missing] of the Dean and Chapter of York touching the rents and profits of certain manors, lands and tenements which they claim during the vacancy of the archbishopric of York; and on the Act of 21 James I by virtue of which they make said claim.Out Letters (General) X, p. 21.
Same to the Customs Commissioners. Treasurer Rochester will on Monday week hear the business concerning Mr. Scawen, a merchant, and Mr. Lucas, a Customs officer, who are prosecuted by Mr. Stysted and Mr. Browne for importing calicoes from Holland. You are to attend then.Ibid.
Same to Dr. Cawley. If you do not immediately pay in the remaining 50l. [of moneys] in your hands for the redemption of captives, process will issue against you.Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to deliver to Sir Henry Bond on his payment of Custom a small bundle of galloon weighing about 30 ounces, now in the Customs Warehouse.Ibid.
Same to Mr. Blathwayt [as Secretary to the Forces]. Treasurer Rochester intends to direct 804l. 12s. 10d. to the Earl of Ranelagh [as Paymaster of the Forces] to be by him paid over to Col. Archibald Douglas for clothes for the recruits of the five Companies of the Royal Regiment of Foot which under his command attended the Artillery in the late rebellion. You are to prepare the necessary [royal] warrant.Ibid.
Warrant by Treasurer Rochester to the Customs Commissioners to employ John Hutchinson (waiter and searcher in Falmouth port) as same in Plymouth port loco Edward Samwayes, lately deceased.Out Letters (Customs) X, pp. 173, 174.
John Bassendine (an extraordinary tidesman, London port) as a tidesman in fee ibid. loco John Porter, lately deceased.
John Bunchly as boatman at Newhaven loco Thomas Orrell, who has relinquished same.
Reference by same to same of the petition of Mathew Gibbon for the place of Surveyor of the Customs loco Mr. Stracey, deceased; petitioner having been faithful to the late King Charles II in all the worst of the late times, being then a Common Council man.Reference Book III, p. 399.
Nov. 11.Reference by Treasurer Rochester to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Owen Connor, landwaiter in Bristol port; shewing that by reason of the complaints which he made of disorders lately committed at Bristol by Sir John Knight and others petitioner is so hated by the factious party that he goes often in danger of his life: therefore praying to be removed to be a landwaiter at London.Reference Book III, p. 406.
Nov. 12.Constitution and appointment by same of Wendiver Lowndes, and William Ummunt, jointly or severally to collect the arrears of the last Poll, granted in 1677. viz., the arrears due from the [officers of the] Household, whereof William Ashburnham, late Cofferer of the Household to Charles II, was made Receiver: all by reason that divers persons who were assessed thereto are returned in arrear [in said Ashburnham's accounts] and have not yet paid their assessments.Warrants not Relating to Money XI, pp. 375–6.
[?]Entry of [Treasurer Rochester's signature of] the docquet of an in custodiam lease under the Exchequer seal to Thomas Orchard of a house and lands in Honiton. co. Devon, parcel of the lands and tenements of Barnard Long, outlaw: at a rent of 2s. per an. and fine of 4s.Ibid, p. 377.
Nov. 12.Report from Treasurer Rochester to the King on the petition of the Heralds and Pursuivants of Arms as by the reference from the King of Jan. 8 last ut supra, p. 527. The petitioners have produced to me copies of privy seals for payment of several of the like fees formerly. On reference from me the Auditor of the Receipt finds the several fees of ancient custom together with the fee of 5l. for largess upon the creation of every nobleman are all of them contained in the said privy seals enrolled in his office except only the 100l. for the Coronation of your royal Consort, for which latter he finds no precedent before him: further he finds that the 627l. directed to be paid by the privy seal of Charles I in the second year of his reign was paid at the Exchequer 22 June, 1627. and that the 487l. directed to be paid by Charles II in the 13th year of his reign was paid at the Exchequer 10 Dec., 1664. But as for any allowance for the petitioners' attendance at the Proclamation of your Majesty and at the degradation of the late Duke of Monmouth he finds nothing concerning them. The fees now claimed by said petitioners and formerly paid amount to 777l., excluding the 100l. for the Queen's Coronation.Ibid, pp. 383–4.
Nov. 13.Money warrant for 750l. to Henry, Duke of Grafton, for last Sept. 29 quarter on his pension out of the Excise.Money Book VI, p. 432.
Same for 60l. to the Dean and Chapter of Westminster for one year to June 24 last on the annuity for the ministers of the French Church in the Savoy.Ibid.
Same for 27l. 7s. 6d. to Robert Ford for three quarters to Sept. 29 last on his fees or allowances of 12d. a day as keeper of his Majesty's house at Newmarket and the stables and outhouses there, and of 12d. a day for keeping his Majesty's garden there.Ibid.
Same for 23l. 10s. 0d. each to Nathaniel Cox and Benjamin Cooling (Coling) for half a year to Sept. 29 last on their allowance of 2s. 6d. a day each as Keepers of the Council Chamber.Ibid, p. 433.
Nov. 13.Money warrant for 25l. to Jno. Branch for half a year to Sept. 29 last as circuitor and bailiff of Battles Walk in Windsor Forest, on his allowance of 50l. per an. for provision of hay for the deer and increase of keepers' wages. (Money order dated Dec. 2 hereon.)Money Book VI, p. 434. Order Book I, p. 162.
Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue by way of advance (out of the money of the imposition on tobacco and sugar) 7,000l. to the Treasurer of the Navy for one week's Navy money on the year's service beginning Lady day last. (Same, dated same, to Mr. Stephens, Cashier to said Treasurer, to receive same.)Disposition Book V, p. 54.
Same to the Auditors of Imprests to meet the Navy Commissioners to peruse and consider the supers depending on the Navy accounts.Out Letters (General) X, p. 22.
Same to Mr. Graham and Mr. Burton to report on the enclosed memorial touching the estate of Sir Robert Peyton.Ibid, p. 22. Reference Book III, pp. 402–3.
Appending: said [anonymous] proposal. Sir Robt. Peyton has applied to the King for pardon, which the King promised on condition that he would submit himself and make a discovery of such transactions as he knew to have been acted or designed against his Majesty and the kingdom; which submission and discovery was agreed to by the agents of the said Peyton. But it now appears that those offers were only set on foot that the said Sir Robert might gain time to dispose of his estate into foreign parts according to a pretended settlement by him made to that purpose, by which he thinks to have secured his fortune; and therefore now refuses to comply with what he formerly proposed, believing he has secured his estate from being liable to any forfeiture to the King, though he now stands actually outlawed for high treason.
It is offered, in order to prevent said Peyton defrauding the King and to hinder said Peyton from support or subsistence in carrying on his treasonable practices, that the said estate shall be clearly discovered to the King upon allowing 300l. per an to the discoverer, on condition that the discoverer make out the estate to be worth 600l. per an., but if same come not to 600l. per an. then the discoverer to have a moiety. "This is only desired to be granted until such time as the said Sir Robert Peyton shall obtain his pardon from his Majesty." Unless this proposal be forthwith acceded to, it will be out of the power of the discoverer to do this service to the King.
Same to Mr. Erwyn. The people you employ in the country shall not need to come to town to pass their accounts. Treasurer Rochester says that it will be enough if they swear to their accounts before two justices of the Peace in the country; and you are to return said accounts to the Lord Treasurer.Out Letters (General) X, p. 22.
Same to Mr. Burton to pay William Adams 30l. for his several informations to the late King in Council and others of divers treasonable practices committed by several persons who were apprehended and at whose prosecutions said Adams attended.Ibid.
Nov. 13.Henry Guy to Sir Christopher Wren. I cannot find the Attorney General's report on Mr. Jenkes' papers relating to the building at Wallingford House. My clerks cannot remember that ever such papers were brought into the [Treasury] Office. Bring me the writings and papers relating to that building so that they can be referred to the Attorney General.Out Letters (General) X, p. 22.
Warrant by Treasurer Rochester to the Excise Commissioners to repay to Arthur Shallett 433l. 4s. 0d. deposited by him for the duty of 89 pieces of overproof brandy: it appearing from said Commissioners' report of Oct. 26 last on the case of said Shallett et al. merchants trading to Barcelona, that in 1684 said Shallett had in his factor's hands at Barcelona 1,000l. sterling and that in that and the following year he sent commodities of the growth and manufacture of England [to Spain] to a considerable value among which were stills and other materials for making brandy: that about 23 Mar., 1684–5, he gave orders for making 100 tuns of brandy of the [then] following vintage; that the Spaniards through ignorance or negligence made the brandy very uneven, some under proof, some above proof: that the first returns thereof came in the Friendship, George Flemming master, and thereof 80 pieces were underproof, for which Shallet paid duty as full proof: that the next returns were the brandies now in question, which came in the ship Southampton, William Tyler master, some being under proof, and 89 pieces a third above proof, and notwithstanding petitioner's orders to his correspondent (given immediately after the imposition of the Act for double duty on overproof brandy) not to send any overproof brandy as is affirmed by the oath of his servant, Benj. Hodgskin: that petitioner has paid the duty on the underproof brandy and deposited 1,343l. 13s. 0½d. for the duty of the said overproof pieces, which is 434l. 4s. 0d. more than if same had been just proof: wherefore said Commissioners think that petitioner's case is equitable to be relieved, in like manner as Mr. Beake and other merchants were who imported overproof brandy immediately after the making of said Act.Out Letters (Customs) X, pp. 176–7.
Reference by same to William Blathwayt [as Auditor of the Plantations] of the petition of Sir Robert Robinson, shewing that on a former petition he prayed to be allowed for the transportation of himself and goods to Bermudas [the same allowance] as Sir Richard Dutton had, but is now informed [that it] was only 100l., "but then Sir Richard himself and family being carried in a man-of-war paid nothing for the passage of himself and servants, for which the petitioner must pay 5l. per head in a merchantman, "which comes to 100l. more": therefore prays an allowance for this.Reference Book III, p. 402.
Same by same to John Fisher, Deputy Surveyor of Crown Lands, of the petition of William Bentley, late constable of Newmarket, shewing that the late King bought four houses at Newmarket which were yearly rated at 2l. 14s. 1½d., on which there is 17 years' arrear, amounting to 46l., "which is due to petitioner": therefore praying payment.Ibid.
Same by same to William Hewer of the petition of John Town, saddler, praying that the 17l. 6s. 0d. which is due to him from Capt. Culliford may be stopped out of said Culliford's Tangier arrears.Ibid, p. 404.
Nov. 13.Reference by Treasurer Rochester to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Arthur Crispin for a noontender's place in the Custom House [London].Reference Book III, p. 404.
Same by same to same of the petition of Dan McAdam (late a landwaiter, London port, but now dismissed) praying a quayman's or landwaiter's place.Ibid.
Same by same to same of the petition of William Holloway and John Hoare of London, coopers; shewing that they purchased 28 ton of wine lees at Bordeaux in France and laded same for Wisbech, which were entered there and Customs paid thereon, but were afterwards seized and appraised at 4l. 5s. 0d. per tun: therefore pray that they may have same at said appraisal.Ibid, p. 405.
Same by same to same of the petition of Robt. Randle for the place of tidesurveyor at Harwich, the tidesurveyor there being desirous to quit.Ibid.
Same by same to John Fisher, Deputy Surveyor of Crown Lands, of the petition of Dame Mary Ash, relict of Sir Joseph Ash, bart.; for renewal of her late husband's term in a passage called Richmond Ferry in Surrey. The referee herein is to certify whether the premises be not part of the Queen's jointure.Ibid.
Same by same to Mr. Hewer of the petition of Bernard Tessin for payment of his arrear as late Engineer at Tangier.Ibid.
Same by same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Tho, Raymond, a King's waiter, London port, for the approval of his deputy [unnamed].Ibid.
Same by same to same of the petition of Robt. Spencer for a tidewaiter's place [London port] his father having been an officer of Horse in Charles I's time and suffered much, and petitioner being now destitute of employment.Ibid.
Same by same to John Fisher, Deputy Surveyor of Crown Lands, of the petition of James Fortrey and Jo. Doucet ut supra, p. 365; the Surveyor General of Crown Lands' reference thereon to Auditor Shales; Treasurer Rochester's reference thereon to the Attorney General; and the Attorney General's report thereon. Hereon the present referee is to report whether the premises granted to Sir Nicho. Fortescue in reversion did pass by the grant of the manor of Clewer to the Duke of Albemarle as is mentioned in the Attorney General's report.Ibid, p. 406.
Same by same to the Navy Commissioners of the petition of Charles Gringand, shewing that a privy seal was intended to be passed to release him of 208l. 13s. 11¼d., but same was not porfected by reason of the late King's death; therefore praying another warrant for same.Ibid.
Same by same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Tho. Flesher for employment in the Customs; he being disabled to trade by discouragements.Ibid.
Nov. 13.Reference by Treasurer Rochester to John Fisher, Deputy Surveyor of Crown Lands, of the petition of the Earl of Cardigan, shewing that he is seized to him and his heirs of the manor, soil and woods of Corby in co. Northampton within the King's forest of Rockingham: that by the strict forest laws, whenever he has occasion he cannot cut any of his woods without a certificate from the verderers and a licence from the Justice in Eyre; whereas the owners of all the other woods in said forest have power to cut their woods by virtue of grants from the Crown: therefore prays a power to cut and carry away his woods in said manor with such licence or certificate. (Nov. 29. Thomas Agar, Surveyor General of Woods, Trent South, is added to this reference.)Reference Book III, p. 406.
Same by same to Richard Graham and Philip Burton of the petition of John Taylor, shewing that he has been at great charge in recovering, to the Crown, lands in Ireland, and was frustrated of the benefit the King intended him thereby: that in order to conpensate him the King ordered that he should have a third of what lands he should after[wards] discover: that thereupon he discovered a lease of 4,000 acres of land in Delamere Forest made by Charles I to the now Earl of Macclesfield et al. and obtained a Commission of enquiry thereupon: that the Commissioners therein have combined together how to destroy the Commission and be at variance with petitioner and have raised scandalous reports of him and others: therefore prays that said Commission be no longer stifled, but that the sheriff of co. Chester be directed to return the inquisitions and that petitioner may go down to Cheshire to take the names of such as will attorn tenant to the King.Ibid, p. 407.
Same by same to William Hewer of the petition of James Harwood, shewing that Capt. Culliford was indebted to him 44l. 18s. 0d. at Tangier; therefore praying that same may be stopped out of said Captain's pay.Ibid.
Same by same to same of the petition of Capt. Toby Caulfield praying to be remitted the 65l. charged upon his Tangier account.Ibid.
Same by same to John Fisher [Deputy Surveyor of Crown Lands] of the petition of John Sibley for a lease of a parcel of ground in Devon to the ownership of which no one has pretended for many years, "and petitioner is advised the right is in the King": petitioner having served his Majesty in the West.Ibid, p. 408.
Same by same to Charles Toll, Charles Twitty, William Lowndes, Tho. Townsend and Hum. Dove, of the petition of Edwd. Cane, shewing that he was concerned in passing a privy seal for the arrears due to the late King's Pages of the Bedchamber: that 10l. was stated for the said Pages etc. for washing of sheets, but said sum still lies in the Teller's hands and is refused to be received by the said Pages: therefore prays that same may be received and that thereout petitioner may be paid the 35s. which he disbursed on account of said privy seal.Ibid, p. 409.
Nov. 13.Reference by Treasurer Rochester to the Mint Warden, Mint Master and Mint Comptroller of the petition of Saml. Walford; shewing that he was employed in the Mint a considerable time for marking gold and silver: that one Peter Blundo [Blondeau] having a patent for the place of marking of gold and silver, but said patent being long since expired, petitioner thought to put in for the same and presented to the King some medals which he had marked: that the Mint Commissioners hearing thereof had him committed to Newgate: that petitioner is acquitted but much impoverished: therefore prays to be restored to his former place.Reference Book III, p. 409.
Same by same to William Hewer of the petition of John Tate, late of Tangier, praying that the 15l. 8s. 8d. which is due to him from several soldiers of the [late] garrison of Tangier may be stopped out of their pay.Ibid, p. 411.
Same by same to same of the petition of Lucy Moloy, widow of Dan Moloy, late lieutenant at Tangier; shewing that he lent several officers at Tangier several sums of money, for satisfaction whereof they did by letters of attorney make over to her the pay due to them for their service at Tangier; but now other creditors of said officers have obtained the Lord Treasurer's order to Hewer to stop their debts out of the said pay, whereby petitioner is debarred from receiving her just due: therefore praying that she may receive her money, without which she is like to be ruined.Ibid, p. 412.
Same by same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Tho. Cotton for restoration to his place, he having been a waiter in Harwich port, but imprisoned on a surety bond and so dismissed; but there being no one yet in his place.Ibid.
Same by same to the Excise Commissioners of the petition of Ben Jones, shewing that being an under Teller of the Excise and making up his cash, a coachman came and told him there was one in his coach to speak with him, and he slightly answered him he could not go, but immediately looking behind him he missed the 100l.: being liable to pay same, petitioner prays that it may be allowed in Mr. Duncombe's [Excise cash] account.Ibid, p. 414.
Same by same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Archibald McEun for some small place in the Custom House.Ibid, p. 415.
Same by same to Anthony Stephens [as Navy Cashier] of the petition of Thomas Roomcoyle, shewing that on former petitions concerning his Navy bills he was bid have patience, "but Mr. Stephens saith that unless your Lordship will now order the payment of them out of the [Navy's] weekly money they will never be paid": therefore prays such order, "for they are bills that will never be paid in course."Ibid, p. 416.
Warrant by same to the Treasurer's Remembrancer et al. to supersede [all Recusancy] process against Anthony Bassett, gent., and his lands etc., and against the lessees of the two-thirds of his estate: until further order. All moneys levied thereon and not answered to the King are to be hereby restored and the sheriffs to be discharged thereof: all by reason that said Bassett has been always loyal and peaceable.Warrants not Relating to Money XI, p. 377.
Nov. 13.Warrant by Treasurer Rochester to the Treasurer's Remembrancer for records of surplusage to be made in the usual manner for the surplus of 503l. 6s. 7½d. (appearing on the account of William Lewis. sheriff of co. Dorset for the year ending Michaelmas. 1685) to be satisfied out of any (except Recusants') moneys resting in debit on the account of any other sheriff for said year or any other subsequent year, "who are to be discharged of so much as shall be so paid pursuant to such record of surplusage."Warrants not Relating to Money XI, p. 382.
Prefixing: extract from the Great Roll of the Pipe of said surplusage.
[Nov. 14.]Report to same [from William Blathwayt] on the petition of Sir Robert Robinson for an allowance for his transport to Bermudas. There was allowed to Sir Richard Dutton on his first going to Barbados 100l. for the accommodation of shipping for his goods, besides which he had the convenience of a man-of-war for the transportation of his family. There has been usually allowed a certain quantity of tunnage for the goods of the several Governors according to their quality and retinue, as also passage for a proportionable number of servants on board the frigates: but the petitioner being now to make use of a private ship, he cannot find passage for himself and family without the usual charge, "which may be estimated at 5l. per head."Out Letters (Plantations Auditor) I, pp. 208–9.
Prefixing: (a) said Robinson's first petition for an allowance of 200l. for such transport on his going Governor to Bermudas: petitioner having spent several hundred pounds to fit himself and family for that purpose. (b) Note of a Treasury minute being a warrant for a privy seal dated 7 July, 1684, in the name of Sir Richard Dutton and Sir John Witham, being for 100l. to said Dutton for such transport. (c) Robinson's second petition with order of reference thereon ut supra, p. 1000.
Nov. 15.Royal warrant to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal for a grant to the Queen Consort Maria of an annuity or yearly sum of 10,000l. payable out of the King's treasure in the Exchequer not appropriated to particular uses by Act of Parliament: to be payable quarterly as from Sept. 29 last for her natural life, and to be received by her over and above her jointure as an augmentation of the same for her better maintenance and support. The herein privy seal is to contain a clause to determine and make void as from Sept. 29 last, the privy seal of 1685, Oct. 31, whereby she was to be paid the like yearly pension of 10,000l.: it being the King's pleasure to grant the said 10,000l. per an. by a great seal instead of by the said privy seal. (The great seal hereon bears date 1686, Dec. 3.)King's Warrant Book XI, pp. 185–6.
Warrant by Treasurer Rochester to the Customs Cashier to pay 365l. to Henry, Earl of Clarendon, for one year to Sept. 29 last on his fee of 20s. a day as Lord Privy Seal. (Henry Guy, dated same to same, to pay same.)Money Book VI, p. 434. Disposition Book V, p. 55.
Nov. 15.Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue (out of the moneys of the Irish revenue that are now in the Exchequer) 2,200l. to Deane Goodwyn, esq., in part of the purchase money of the manor of Reigate. As this money is to be paid for lands purchased by the King for his own use it is the Lord Treasurer's pleasure that the officers of the Exchequer take no fees thereon.Disposition Book V, p. 55. Out Letters (General) X, p. 22.
Same to the Auditor of Imprests. You desire to meet the Navy Commissioners on a Wednesday or Friday to consider the supers depending on the Navy [Treasurer's] accounts. But neither of those days are Treasury days. Appoint some other day to meet here on that business.Out Letters (General) X, p. 23.
Same to same. My letter to you this morning was mistaken. I have written the Navy Commissioners to appoint some Wednesday or Friday to meet you.
Same to said Navy Commissioners to appoint ut supra.
Same to Sir Robert Clayton. Send the Lord Treasurer an account what the principal money is, and the interest thereon, which Mris. Gwyn owes upon Bestwood and what is the condition of that mortgage.Ibid.
Same to Mr. Shales. Send me a particular how the 852l. 11s. 6d. arises, which is mentioned in your paper for straw and firing for the tents and outguards.Ibid, p. 28.
Warrant by Treasurer Rochester to Thomas Agar, Surveyor General of Woods, Trent South, to fell sufficient dotard timber in Wychwood Forest, unfit for the Navy, to raise 121l. in money and 96 loads of timber for repairs in said forest, viz., 46l. and 32 loads for the repair of Shorthampton Lodge; 35l. and 60 loads for the repair of Burford Lawn Rayle; 32l. and two loads for the repair of Mr. Clutterbuck's Lodge; 9l. and one load for the repair of John Sparrow's barn; and 8l. and one load for the repair of John Kue's Lodge: all by reason that John Legg, esq., Ranger of said Forest, has petitioned setting forth the need for said repairs, detailed, which petition being referred April 24 last to said Agar, the latter reported Sept. 21 last thereon, estimating the said items in detail.Warrants not Relating to Money XI, pp. 379–80.
Same by same to the Treasurer's Remembrancer, the Clerk of the Pipe, the Comptroller of the Pipe and the sheriff of co. Norfolk, to supersede all process against the Quakers as follows for not going to church or refusing to take the oaths of Obedience [Allegiance] and Supremacy: and to restore to them all moneys levied on them remaining unanswered to the King and to discharge the sheriffs thereof ut supra, p. 255: "they the said persons and every of them paying such fees and reasonable charges as shall be due and payable" for such discharges as herein: all by reason that the King by his warrant under his sign manual of Mar. 15 last directed the stop and discharge of all fines, forfeitures amd sums charged upon any his subjects called Quakers (whose names are expressed in a schedule annexed to the said warrant) for not coming to church etc. "and whereas Edwd. Miles, Tho. Berrier, James Denton, William Roe, Jno. Roe, Henry Ward, Daniell Philip, John Hubbert, John Feild and Stephen Gooth (Booth), all inhabiting in co. Norfolk, did in Trinity term last move the Court of Exchequer to be admitted to the benefit of the said warrant," and the said Court ordering them to apply themselves to the Lord Treasurer, they have so done by their petition and have produced certificates to the Lord Treasurer of their being Quakers and of their being peaceable and quiet to the King and Government.Ibid, pp. 381–2.
Nov. 16.Royal warrant to the Attorney General for a privy seal to discharge the fee of 1,095l, payable by Sir Solomon Swale of Swale Hall, co. Yorks, for the baronetcy conferred on his grandfather, Sir Solomon Swaile. by, Charles II. (Treasurer Rochester's warrant, dated Dec. 20 hereon to the Receipt for tallies of discharge accordingly.)King's Warrant Book XI, p. 187. Money Book VI, p. 456.
Same to the Clerk of the Signet for a same for the fee of 52l. per an. during pleasure to John Marshall as a King's waiter, London port: said Marshall having been granted said office for life by Charles II, 1660. Sept. 3, and having surrendered said salary and all arrears thereon by deed enrolled in Chancery. Same is to be hereby payable quarterly as from Sept. 29 last, and there is hereby to be thereon forthwith paid 91l. for 1¾ years thereon from 1684. Christmas, to said Sept. 29 last. (Treasurer Rochester's warrant, dated Nov. 25, to the Customs Cashier to pay said 52l. per an. and said 91l. accordingly.) (Henry Guy to same, dated same, to the like effect.)King's Warrant Book XI, pp. 187–8. Money Book VI, p. 439. Disposition Book V, p. 64.
Royal sign manual for 300l. to Philip Burton upon account: 200l. thereof to be by him paid to John Wroth of Loughton, co. Essex, for the purchase of a lodge and seven acres of ground in Waltham Forest to be conveyed to the King and the remaining 100l. to be paid to Sir Eliab Harvey for the repairs of the said lodge. (Money warrant dated Nov. 18 hereon.)King's Warrant Book XI, p. 189. Money Book VI, p. 436.
Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt out of the following funds, viz.:Disposition Book V, p. 55.
of [moneys of] goods seized, in the Exchequer5388
of [moneys of] Tenths1325
of [moneys of] the Duchy of Cornwall10000
to issue as follows, viz., 50l. to Dr. Clench; 75l. 4s. 9d. to Mr. Warner for interest; 40l. to Mr. Potenger; 124l. 3s. 0d. to Antho. Segar: 100l. to Mris. Windham; 125l. to Mr. Fitton; 10l. to the University of Oxford; 30l. to Dr. Boucher; 30l. to Dr. Luffe: 50l. to Lord Willoughby.
Also to issue out of the money of the Letter Office 1,000l. to the Marquiss D'Albyville on his warrant.
Same to same to issue as follows out of the branches of the revenue directed to be this week paid into the Exchequer "with what money is there already": viz.:Ibid, pp. 56–7.
Out of the Customs.
to the Treasurer of the Ordnance1,500
to Mr. Hern in repayment of loan1,000
to the Earl of Ranelagh for the Forces2,500
to the Treasurer of the Navy on account of the year's service, beginning Lady day last2,000
Out of the imposition on wine and vinegar.
to the Treasurer of the Navy in further part of the above: both these sums being to be applied towards repayment of what has been advanced to the Navy out of the imposition on tobacco and sugar6,000
Out of the Excise.
to the Earl of Ranelagh for the Forces6,500
to the Queen1,500
to the Queen Dowager1,500
to the Cofferer of the Household2,000
to Sir William Villars on account of the Stables300
to me [Guy] for secret service375
to Mr. Rose [the King's Jeweller] for jewels1,000
Out of Hearthmoney.
to the Treasurer of the Chamber in further part of last Sept. 29 quarter1,500
to Visct. Preston for the [Great] Wardrobe1,100
to be paid into the Exchequer and reserved for the Lord Treasurer's disposal1,000
Out of the Post Office.
to me [Guy] for secret service170
to Mr. Packer, to be by him paid to Mr. Bancks for repairs of the Mews at Hampton Court580
Out of the loans on the Linen Duty Act.
to the Earl of Ranelagh for the Forces3,000
(Same, dated same, to the Customs Cashier, enclosing the paper of the disposition of the Customs and vinegar duty cash for the present week; said paper including the above five Customs items [payable out of the Exchequer] together with the following item [payable direct out of the Customs Office] viz., 2,000l. in further part of the Customs salary bill [London port] for last Sept. 29 quarter.) (Same, dated same, to the Commissioners of Excise and Hearthmoney, enclosing the like paper of disposition of the cash of those revenues; said paper including only the above seven Excise and three Hearthmoney items.)
Nov. 16.Henry Guy to Edward Griffin, Treasurer of the Chamber, to pay 31l. 3s. 0d. to John Abell, musician in ordinary to the King; 21l. 3s. 0d. thereof for riding charges for his attendance the last summer the whole time of his Majesty's residence at Windsor, being 141 days at 3s. a day and the remaining 10l. for a guitar bought for his Majesty's service: all in accordance with the two enclosed warrants [missing] of the Earl of Mulgrave, Lord Chamberlain of the Household. The Lord Treasurer will take care to direct money to you for your satisfaction of this sum.Disposition Book V, p. 58.
Same to the Auditors of Imprests. You are not to meet the Navy Commissioners at the Treasury Chambers, but at such place as you and they shall agree upon, to consider the supers depending on the Navy accounts. Treasurer Rochester has appointed to hear Sir Josiah Child and his partners concerning their Victualling accounts next Thursday at the Treasury. Attend then.Out Letters (General) X, p. 23.
Nov. 16.Henry Guy to Tho. Rider. Sir Christopher Wren has viewed the "Falcon" alehouse and thinks it advisable to rebuild it to make it fit [to be part of the Navy Pay Office]; and that the charge thereof will be 150l. of which he thinks you ought to bear the greatest part. Treasurer Rochester thinks that your part thereof ought to be 100l.Out Letters (General) X, p. 23.
Same to the Customs Commissioners, enclosing the petition [missing] of Mr. Stysted and Mr. Browne, desiring that Mr. Chudleigh, Mr. Clerke and several others may be summoned to attend the hearing next Monday. Give them notice accordingly.Ibid, p. 24.
Same to Mr. Lloyd. Send me a copy of the case of one Saintany, a Frenchman, who was accused for perjury; together with the Customs Commissioners presentments therein.Ibid.
Same to Mr. Sugar. The Dean and Chapter of York have sent to Treasurer Rochester their case concerning the rents and profits of several manors, lands and tenements which they claim during the vacancy of the archbishopric of York, and Treasurer Rochester has received the Attorney General's opinion thereon, viz., that during the vacancy they do belong to the Dean and Chapter. You are therefore to pay to the Dean and Chapter what moneys you have received for the said rents etc. and you are to suffer them to receive the same [rents etc.] to their own use for the time to come. You are to deliver the enclosed letter [as follows] to the said Dean and Chapter.Ibid.
Treasurer Rochester to the said Dean and Chapter. I have yours of the 6th inst. with your case and the copy of the Act of Parliament concerning the rents etc. as above and having advised with the Attorney General etc. ut supra have ordered Mr. Sugar to do ut supra.Ibid, pp. 24–5.
Henry Guy to Mr. Hewer to stop the several sums due to James Harwood, late an inhabitant of Tangier (amounting in the whole to 170l. 9s. 7d.) out of the arrears due to the respective persons "as well those which you find entered a[t] Tangier as those you certify you do not find entered in case the respective persons shall not disown the said debts or give some evidence that they are not indebted to the petitioner": all by reason that said Harwood was ordered on board the Schedan flyboat in order to his transport to England, but said flyboat being cast away in her voyage home, petitioner lost all his papers, including the notes of the said indebted persons.Ibid, p. 25.
Same to same to pay to Thomas Gresham, executor to Sam. Hodskins, late of Col. Kirke's Regiment of Foot at Tangier (when the arrears of the soldiers come to be paid) the arrears of pay due to him [Hodskins]: the same being by will devised to petitioner.Ibid, p. 26.
Same to same to pay to John Taylor, late a soldier at Tangier, the 10l. 2s. 6d. due to him from Francis Carter and Robt. Owseley jointly and the 8l. 12s. 1d. due to him from Francis Carter singly, "late soldiers of the said garrison." Said sums are to be stopped out of the arrears due to them when their arrears come to be paid.Ibid, p. 27.
Nov. 16.Warrant by Treasurer Rochester to the Customs Commissioners to discharge the seizure of the ship Mary or Recovery as follows, upon her paying strangers' duties for the goods imported in her two voyages as follows. The said ship, then the Mary of Southampton, William Geddes master, being a Scotch vessel, was in 1683 seized and condemned by the Governor and Council of Pennsylvania for importing household goods into the said Plantation contrary to the Act of Navigation: and the said ship now called the Recovery of Southampton, Antho. Pryer master, being sold to George Jackman, Edwd. Pritchard, Joseph Jones and Jno. Swift did in 1684 import to London a parcel of sugar and melasses from Barbados, and was at the time of the Customs Commissioners' report of May 25 last, in the port of Southampton laden with deals from Norway: for which she was directed to be seized: but the owners have affirmed their ignorance of the breach of any law, presuming that by the forfeiture and condemnation [in Pennsylvania and consequent sale of her after appraisement] she had been as free to trade as any English ship: which affirmation the Customs Commissioners are inclinable to believe. Particular care is to be taken that she be not allowed the privilege of a free ship for the future.Out Letters (Customs) X, pp. 177–8.
Same by same to Philip Ryley, serjeant-at-arms attending the Treasury, to dismiss out of his custody Thomas Price, late of London, goldsmith, who is in custody by the Lord Treasurer's warrant of June 9 last for a debt owing to the King for money returned to him by John Price, Receiver General of the Revenues of Ireland, for the service of the Forces in England: Price having petitioned ut supra, p. 932, whereon the referees have reported Nov. 13 inst. that they conceive they have found estate enough of the petitioner's to pay said debt "and that the keeping the petitioner longer in custody cannot conduce more to the payment thereof."Warrants not Relating to Money XI, p. 378.
Reference by same to the Attorney General of the petition of Andrew Lawrence, surveyor of his Majesty's highways, and of several landowners of the abbey of Stratford, co. Essex, petitioners shewing that the Empress Matilda, mother to Henry II, erected and made Bow Bridge and Chanelsea Bridge and the causeway lying between them in co. Essex, and gave to the abbots and abbesses of the abbeys of Barking and Stratford and their successors for ever several manors and lands in the said county for the perpetual maintenance of the said bridges and causeway: that the lord abbot of Stratford in the 9th year of Edward II, agreed with the abbess of Barking and her successors from thenceforth to be liable to the maintenance of the said bridges, which was accordingly performed until the dissolution of the said abbey: that after the dissolution Henry VIII giving the said lands and possessions to several persons, it became disputable who should maintain the said bridges etc. and thereupon several suits arose both in law and equity by some charging it on the whole possessions late of the said abbey, but by the last [by charging it] on the particular parts of the said possessions given by Henry VIII to Sir Peter Meautys, "which Sir Peter Meautys selling the same to Sir John Nulls, the said bridges were for many years maintained": that since [then] the heirs of the said Sir John Nulls having sold the said lands, they are likewise fallen into many hands and most of them refuse to make any contribution towards the maintenance of the said bridges: that by reason of the various decrees heretofore made the whole matter is so intricated and perplexed that differences are daily created and chargeable suits are again risen and still depend amongst them: that petitioner Lawrence has lately laid out a considerable sum in repairing the said bridges, which by reason of the said differences is not likely to be reimbursed: therefore petitioners pray a commission of enquiry out of the Exchequer that all persons who hold any of the said abbey lands may shew cause why they will not contribute to the repair of the said bridges and causeway.Reference Book III, pp. 410–1.
Nov. 16.Reference by Treasurer Rochester to the Deputy Surveyor of Crown Lands of the petition of Mris. Sarah White for renewal of a lease of the Original Seal and Prefines in co. Carnarvon etc., which was lately stopped by a petition of Dr. Wynn's for the same; the Lord Treasurer upon hearing the matter having declared that petitioner's lease should be renewed: likewise praying that the ratal may be amended or the lease passed at the old ratal.Reference Book III, p. 416.
Nov. 17.Henry Guy to the Customs Commissioners to report on the enclosed two papers [missing] being a letter from Mr. Christopher Guise, and a copy of a case concerning leaf tobacco imported from Virginia.Out Letters (General) X, p. 25.
Same to Mr. Burton to take care that Sir John Thompson of Haversham, co. Bucks, be forthwith prosecuted for the baronetcy fee of 1,095l.Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to forthwith pay the salary due at Michaelmas last to Charles Bishop, one of the coastwaiters, London port.Ibid, p. 26.
Same to Sir Jno. Tippets et al. [Navy Commissioners]. In reply to yours of the 15th inst. concerning the pay of the Company of the James galley, Treasurer Rochester desires you to order payment. When you are ready for the money he will order it to be paid [to you].Ibid.
Same to Mr. Graham and Mr. Burton. In your report on the petition of Edward Jennings, supra, p. 897, you certify that the premises are in the tenure of petitioner and Edward Parry; that the premises are in the King's dispose and that 1¼ year's rent is in arrear for that and several other messuages. You are to certify why there is such an arrear and why you do not take care to receive it for the King.Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to visit Mr. Skelton's goods at his house in Suffolk Street in order to their transportation to France, whither he is going as Envoy Extraordinary.Ibid.
Nov. 17.Henry Guy to the Customs Cashier to pay 100l. to Sir Nicho. Butler "and place the same to your account of incidents."Disposition Book V, p. 56.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to advance to me [Guy] for secret service 399l. 16s. 8d. out of the 667l. 16s. 7¼d. of Excise money now reserved in the Exchequer. "Care is taken for passing the warrants to issue the same regularly."Ibid, pp. 57, 59.
Reference by Treasurer Rochester to Sir Christopher Wren, Surveyor of the Works, of the following six bills. He is to view the work done and certify if the charges are reasonable.Reference Book III, p. 408.
Prefixing: list of said bills.
(1) The carpenter's bill for the three bridges over the river; for repairs of Sir Tho. Chambers's fences; for the King's bridge and other extraordinaries for his Majesty's use on Hounslow Heath: amounting to23026
a bill of measures and other utensils for his Majesty's bakehouse and granaries etc. on Hounslow Heath321810
an accompt of the total charge of building the Hospital on Hounslow Heath926145
an accompt of the charge of furniture of all sorts and other extraordinaries for the said Hospital189189
an accompt of the charge of building bakehouses with large rooms over the said building for meal and bread; and for five very large ovens; and for fitting the said bakehouse with all necessaries; also for the office and lodgings for the Commissary General's agents and clerks: not totalled
an accompt of the charge of building a large barn upon Hounslow Heath and also of sheds to it, part for stables and part for granaries for oats and meal; with a lodging for the barn [keeper] and granary keeper5411811
Nov. 18.Warrant by same to the Customs Cashier to pay 45l. to John Martin for 1½ years to Sept. 29 last on his fee of 30l. per an. as searcher of Plymouth port: with dormant clause for payment of said fee in future. (Henry Guy, dated same, to same to pay same.)Money Book VI, p. 433. Disposition Book V, p. 60.
Same by same to same to pay 49l. to John Ady and John Cole, Deputy Chamberlains for Joining Tallies in the Exchequer, being 2s. per 1,000l., as always allowed to them on Customs moneys paid into the Exchequer: it being certified by Brook Bridges and Thomas Done, Auditors of Imprests, that in the year ended 1685, Sept. 29, 490,105l. 10s. 6d. of Customs money was paid into the Exchequer "for which the tallies have been delivered over to the Deputy Chamberlains for Joining the Tallies."Money Book VI, p. 435.
Nov. 18.Money warrant for 500l. to Major Francis Dickins, woodward of New Forest, without account, as in lieu and satisfaction of above 1,500l. due to him for the fees of his office in the six years past: Sir John Ernle, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, having reported, on said Dickins's petition for same, that (from certificates of the officers of the said forest and from an answer to a bill exhibited in the Exchequer by Bernard Knapton, deputy woodward to Sir Jno. Norton, for fees taken) [it appears] that 4d. for marking every tree to be sold and 1s. in the £ for all wood sold have always been demanded by former woodwards as due fees, and the bark has been always claimed as a perquisite of the said office: and further that on the warrants executed by petitioner in said six years the bark, rated at saleable prices, and the fees craved come to 1,500l. for which he deserved a reasonable consideration in lieu of poundage and of his other fees which he was prohibited to take. (Money order dated Nov. 20 hereon.)Money Book VI, pp. 435–6. Order Book I, p. 160.
Henry Guy to Mr. Stephens [Cashier to the Navy Treasurer] for a certificate of what was due at Lady day last to the seamen of all his Majesty's yachts in general for their service on board.Disposition Book V, p. 58.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue the following sums to Mr. Skelton on his ordinary and extraordinaries as late Envoy in Holland, viz.:Ibid.
Excise money formerly advanced to him2,22934
Excise money repaid by Mr. Skelton in part of 750l. formerly advanced520168
loan on Hearthmoney formerly and now reserved for him19500
Letter Office money6940
[The last three items are totalled in the margin as 785l. 0s. 8d.]
Same to the Customs Cashier to pay 49l. to Mr. Ady and Mr. Cole ut supra, p. 1011.Ibid.
Same to Mr. Griffin [Treasurer of the Chamber] to advance 300l. to Mr. Verrio on his allowance of 200l. per an. as first painter to the King. The Lord Treasurer will take care to repay same again to you.Ibid, p. 59.
Same to James Grahme to pay to Thomas Howard, Yeoman of his Majesty's Toils, 104l. 15s. 0d. remaining due on his bill of 204l. 15s. 0d. for expenditure in making toils for taking his Majesty's deer, towards which bill you have already paid him 100l.Ibid.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue to the Earl of Ranelagh, Paymaster of the Forces, 804l. 12s. 10d. out of the loans on the Linen Duty Act: to be by him paid over to Lieut. Col. Archibald Douglas in satisfaction of clothes for the recruits of the five Companies of the Royal Regiment of Foot which under his command attended the artillery in the late rebellion. (Same to said Earl of Ranelagh to pay same to said Douglas: "to authorise your doing thereof a warrant is passed by his Majesty.")Ibid, p. 59. Out Letters (General) X, p. 27.
Nov. 18.Henry Guy to the Customs Commissioners to order Hugh Chudleigh, Mr. Sanson and Mr. Russell Alsop to attend at the hearing next Monday [before the Lord Treasurer] as desired by Mr. Stysted and Mr. Browne. Mr. Sanson is to bring your Minute Book with him.Out Letters (General) X, p. 27.
Same to the Attorney General to attend at the abovesaid hearing of the business concerning Mr. Scawen, the merchant, and Mr. Lucas, a Customs officer, who are prosecuted by Mr. Stysted and Mr. Brown for importation of calicoes from Holland.Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to report on Glanvill's petition ut infra and on an extract of Sir William Poole's account of bills of exchange quarterly remitted to Mr. Kent [Customs Cashier]. Glanvill will attend you with several books relating to the port of Bristol which Treasurer Rochester desires you to examine very carefully.Ibid, p. 28.
Appending: petition to the King from Richard Glanvill setting forth that Sir William Poole was guilty of divers irregularities and abuses to the King: that when his Majesty had great occasion for money, whereof Sir William was advised by letter from the Customs Commissioners, dated about 19 Dec., 1685, yet although he had at that time near 4,000l. of the King's cash by him and about 3,000l. more at interest, did refuse to return the same [to London] saying to the petitioner it was good to be full handed and alleging the petitioner did not know what times were like to be etc.: that petitioner sent word of the said unjust dealings of Sir William to the Customs Commissioners, and having no encouraging answer did at last, viz., 24 June, 1686, quit his employment as deputy to said Sir William; since which, out of spleen to petitioner, Sir William has caused extent out of the Exchequer to be issued against petitioner for 1,092l., whereas the petitioner sets forth that there is due upon account to the said Sir William Poole from him but 27l. 17s. 10¾d., which sum petitioner did tender but would not be accepted: therefore prays that the accounts may be examined and all proceedings stopped.
Same to Mr. Lloyd. When do you think the Court will give judgment in Mr. Santani's case which you brought to the Treasury Chamber's this morning; which judgment you expect will be for the defendant.Ibid.
Warrant by Treasurer Rochester to the Treasurer's Remembrancer et al. to forbear process against Sir Richd. Browne, bart., on the 1,095l. baronet fee due for the baronetcy conferred on his grandfather, Sir Richd. Browne, by Charles II.Warrants not Relating to Money XI, p. 384.
Nov. 19.Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 14,000l. to the Treasurer of the Navy out of the imposition on tobacco and sugar and by way of advance: same to be for two weeks' service of the Navy in part of the year's service beginning Lady day last. (Same, dated same, to Mr. Stephens, [Navy Cashier] to receive same.)Disposition Book V, p. 60.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to report on the enclosed proposal [missing] concerning the King's moiety of the forfeitures of foreign made point and lace; with the Attorney General's opinion [missing] upon a query relating thereto.Out Letters (General) X, p. 28.
Nov. 19.Henry Guy to Sir Christopher Wren to report on the enclosed estimate [missing] of a charge of repairs to be done in several of his Majesty's parks: and as to what seasons of the year they are to be done at.Out Letters (General) X, p. 29.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to deliver two boxes of books directed to the Earl of Perth, Lord High Chancellor of Scotland; and one box of ditto "directed for Mr. Gallies."Ibid.
Royal warrant to James, Duke of Ormonde, Lord Steward of the Household, Francis, Viscount Newport, Treasurer of the Household, William, Lord Maynard, Comptroller of the Household, and the rest of the officers of the Board of Greencloth, to allow and pay to James Rowdis, Groom of the Office of the Robes, 30l. per an. as additional to the 50l. per an. allowed him out of the 200l. per an. settled for the Office of the Robes in the establishment of the Household: said additional pay to commence from 1685, March 31.King's Warrant Book XI, p. 194.
Nov. 20.Henry Guy to the Customs Commissioners to report on the enclosed abstract [missing] of a letter from St. Lo, commander of his Majesty's ship Dartmouth, [the said letter being dated] from Boston in New England the 14th Sept. last: and of another letter [missing] of the same date from Mr. Lucas Santen, Collector and Receiver of his Majesty's revenue at New York: as also of the instructions [missing] given to the said Santen.Out Letters (General) X, p. 29.