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April 1687, 11-20

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'Entry Book: April 1687, 11-20', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 8: 1685-1689 (1923), pp. 1297-1317. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=82592 Date accessed: 01 October 2014.


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April 1687, 11-20

April 11.Money warrant for 30,000l. to Edward Griffin, Treasurer of the Chamber, as imprest for the service of his Office and as in part of 100,000l. for same as by the privy seal of Mar. 31 last, supra, pp. 1272–3. (Money order dated April 12 hereon.)Money Book VIII, p. 102. Order Book II, p. 50.
Treasury order for the execution of a dormant warrant of 1685, July 31, ut supra, p. 286, for 400l. per an. to Sir William Darcy for 1¾ years as by the privy seal of 1685, July 8, ut supra, p. 239. (Henry Guy, dated same, to the Customs Cashier to pay 264l. 12s. 9d. to said Darcy, out of the alum duty: the same remaining due on abovesaid warrant.)Money Book VIII, p. 103. Disposition Book VI, p. 45.
Same for the execution of the remainder of a money order of date 1686, Oct. 11, ut supra, p. 931, for 1,000l. to Henry Guy, for secret service.Order Book II, p. 50.
Appending: recordatur of the payment of 500l. hereon 1686, Dec. 30, by Teller Loving out of the [sede vacante revenues of the] temporalities of the archbishopric of York "in discharge of so much (part of [said] 1,000l.) advanced by Mr. Miller out of [the duties on] tobacco and sugar."
Henry Guy to Mr. Blathwayte. Send me immediate word by bearer whether Col. Walrond has yet paid in the money [as follows].Out Letters (General) XI, p. 71.
Same to Col. Walrond. If you do not pay to Mr. Blathwayte the 500l. by this day week, process will issue against you.Ibid.
Same to Mr. Hewer to stop out of the pay of the soldiers concerned the 13l. 16s. 9d. due to Joan Scot for meat, drink, washing and lodging for several soldiers of the late Garrison of Tangier.Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners. The key of Mr. Lloyd's office in the Custom House is taken from his clerk. You are to deliver to said Lloyd the books, papers, tallies and other things therein particularly belonging to himself.Ibid, p. 72.
Same to same, enclosing (a) infra.Ibid, pp. 72–4.
Appending: (a) a paper of the method and charge of management of the Wine Licence Revenue, signed by Hen. Dering, William Yonge and Mich. Brighowse, three of the Wine Licence Managers or Commissioners, Mar. 24 last.
We act by virtue of a lease granted to us by the late King for 8½ years from 1682, Sept. 29, and have strictly observed the method covenanted therein and all Treasury directions relating to said revenue. We have increased the number of licences in many place so as to promote the consumption of wine, and [we] make all people pay as much rent as their trade will bear, taking care not to beat them off. We are endeavouring to improve this revenue considerably by bringing in Corporation licences, but great care is necessary herein and it will be some time before we can complete it by reason of the many Corporations and the delays in law that are frequently used.
We and our officers attend constantly unless on holy days and the business is so great that fewer officers cannot be employed, it taking up their whole time.
As to the charge of management, the King covenanted in the above lease that if said revenue makes more than 10,000l. in one year then out of the overplus we are to have 1,000l. per an. for us, and 800l. per an. for our officers, law charges, house rent and all other incidents or so much thereof as said overplus shall extend to: and if the revenue exceed 11,800l. per an. then we are to be allowed 2s. per £ as poundage on the overplus: if the revenue fall short of said 10,000l. per an. it is to be made good out of our estates and we lose our own salary, but must pay the officers' salaries, law charges, house rent and all other incidents.
The first year of our said lease the revenue fell short above 1,000l., but by the three subsequent years we have gradually increased it so that from Michaelmas, 1682, to Michaelmas, 1686, we have received 11,800l. for each year with an overplus of 264l. 13s. 9d., which with Dr. Taylor's salary for 1¼ years from 1685, June 24, to 1686, Sept. 29, being 250l., make together 514l. 13s. 9d., for which we are accomptable to the King.
By the said lease [we] the Commissioners were to have 1,000l. per an. for themselves and survivors, yet we consented at Dr. Taylor's death that his salary of 200l. per an. should not go amongst us, but be accompted for to the King: and now the whole charge of management is thereby reduced to 1,600l. per an.
By the said lease we were to receive 6 per cent. interest on 30,000l. advanced by us and also an allowance of reward at the rate of 2 per cent. Yet on the proposal of the late Lord Treasurer [Rochester] we released to the King the said 2 per cent. reward as from 1685, Michaelmas, whereby his Majesty receives a very considerable advantage.
April 11.Henry Guy to the Customs Commissioners to report on (a) infra and to certify the best way (whether by stopping the salary or otherwise) of obliging the patentee to attend the Treasury Lords.Out Letters (General) XI, p. 74.
Enclosing: (a) extract of the grant, dated 1678, May, to Mr. Parker and Nicholas Luke, esqrs., and Richard Bland, gent., of the office of searcher of Sandwich port for life on the surrender of William Welsh, William Sutton and Henry Townsend.
Same to Madam Greenvile at Muglesworth Park, co. Durham. Dr. William Robinson has informed the Treasury Lords that 54 pigs of silver with a great quantity of silver ore, being the product of a mine royal in co. Durham, are ready to be sent into Holland to his Majesty's great prejudice, which mine you have for six years past wrought. Hereon the Mint Commissioners have reported that no certificates or papers are produced relating to Dr. Robinson's allegations, but they have proposed that he do repair to the mine and that you or the proprietors otherwise concerned be then present and by agreement make choice of a quantity of ore needful to make a sufficient trial thereof, one parcel thereof to be chosen by him and the other by you or others the proprietors and that two pigs be similarly chosen out of the said 54 pigs and same to be sent up sealed to the officers of the Mint for trial. You are hereby to do this so that the King may be satisfied whether the information be true.Ibid, p. 76.
April 11.Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the proposal of Arthur Moore for farming the Customs in Virginia and Maryland for eight years, he offering to give 100l. per an. more than what has at any time been made of the same by a medium to be taken over any six years.Reference Book V, p. 55.
Same to same of the petition of Edwd. Mourton for a landwaiter's or coastwaiter's place in the Customs, he having experience in the Customs by being a merchant.Ibid.
Same to same of the petition of Daniell Skinner for a surveyor's place, London port, in consideration of 1,800l. which his father delivered for the late King's service. Petitioner is hereby to be presented for the first vacancy, if fit.Ibid.
Same to the Excise Commissioners of the petition of William Hull for the next vacancy of a gauger's place in the Excise.Ibid.
Same to Lord Dartmouth of the estimate of the repairs necessary at his Majesty's palace in Berwickupon-Tweed, amounting to 1,017l. 0s. 6d.Ibid.
Same to Richard Graham and Philip Burton of the petition of Craven Peyton, shewing that his father Sir Robert Peyton's estate in Yorkshire is part that reverts to petitioner after his decease; that he endeavoured to intercede for the same to the King, but the gratuity demanded of him would incumber his fortune, therefore "prays this small competency, having been always loyal, and to enable him to make this campaign in the Venetian service."Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Tho. Oneby, merchant, for employment in the Customs or Excise, he having had considerable losses by trading and by the demolition of Tangier; and being informed that several alterations will arise in the Customs or Excise.Ibid, p. 56.
Same to Mr. Toll et al. of the petition of Tho. Hall, Keeper of the late King's Standing Wardrobe at Windsor; shewing that the arrears due to him and servants for wages in the Office of the Treasurer of the Chamber is not inserted in the state of the arrears [due to the late King's servants], though the same is within the [terms of the] Order of Council: therefore praying to be paid as others [have been].Ibid.
Same to Sir Christopher Wren of the petition of John Bushnell, statuary [maker], showing that by order of the late King he made the figures of St. Peter and St. Paul in Somerset House Chapel "for which there is still 100l. due to them"; therefore praying payment.Ibid.
April 11.Treasury reference to Richard Graham and Philip Burton of the petition of Mary Craven and Martha Allen; shewing that their father was a great sufferer in Charles I's time to his family's utter ruin; that one Francis Charleton, concerned in the late [Monmouth's] rebellion, entered on a farm of their said father's and kept same from him and from petitioners; therefore praying to be admitted tenants thereof as it is now forfeited to the King.Reference Book V, p. 56
Treasury warrant to [John Fisher], Deputy Surveyor General of Crown Lands, for a particular of the old cottages, encroachments, coal mines and perquisites of Court within the borough of Macclesfield; and for a particular or constat of the cottages and new encroachments there: all with a view to a lease thereof to the mayor, aldermen and burgesses of Macclesfield on terms ut supra, pp. 1259–60.Warrants not Relating to Money XII, pp. 43–5.
Prefixing: two reports, dated Jan. 3 last and Feb. 4 last, from said Fisher on the said borough's petition for same: the first thereof being ut supra, ibid.: the second referring to the said new encroachments. The particular of these is attested by Richard Legh, esq., one of the Commissioners appointed by Treasurer Southampton in 1664 to survey them. I believe these to be the same, as they agree in number, being about 40 parcels, "wherein I find wanting only the Town Hall and preacher's house."
Treasury order for the execution of a warrant of Treasurer Rochester of 1686, Dec. 8, for the collecting of Hearthmoney from several houses in Whitehall, ut supra, p. 1052: "and let his Majesty's collectors of Hearthmoney likewise demand and receive the duty due for one year ended at Lady day last for Sir Tho. Price's lodgings in Scotland Yard, formerly called Sir Jno. Denham's buildings" and to demand said duty henceforth as it grows due on same and on the abovesaid list of houses.Ibid, pp. 45–6.
The Treasury Lords to the Lord Deputy of Ireland, transmitting from the King the petition of Patrick Usher praying to be made a collector of the [Irish] revenue in the district of the county of Dublin and Wicklow. Give such directions therein as you think fit.Out Letters (Ireland) V, p. 26.
April 12.Royal warrant to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for a grant to Gregory Alford, esq., of the yearly sum of 120l. in consideration of his faithful services to Charles II: to be payable quarterly during pleasure as from Lady day last out of the Customs.King's Warrant Book XII, pp. 76–7.
Same to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal for a grant to Anne, Countess Dowager of Bristol, of an annuity or pension of 1,000l. per an. for her natural life, out of Tenths of the dioceses of York, Exeter, Winchester, Lincoln and Sarum: to be payable quarterly as from Lady day last by tallies of pro or assignment to be hereby struck in the Exchequer. In case of the failure of payment out of said Tenths, the arrears are hereby to be paid out of the Tenths of any other dioceses or out of any other the King's revenue or treasure.Ibid, p. 77
April 12.Royal warrant to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal to discharge Christian, Lady Berkeley, of an arrear of 4,957l. 0s. 4d. as follows. In the declaration of the account for the year ended 1683, Sept. 29, of Sir Allen [Apsley], Sir Peter Apsley and Sir Benjamin Bathurst as Treasurers and Receivers General of the King's private revenue [as Duke of York and] before his accession there is set as depending upon John, Lord Berkeley, farmer of certain fen lands at 323l. 8s. 9d. per an., the sum of 3,016l. 7s. 10d. as unpaid at or before 1677, Sept. 29, and a further 1,940l. 12s. 6d. for six years [more thereon] to 1683, Sept. 29, making in all 4,957l. 0s. 4d., which sum Christian, the relict of said Lord Berkeley, has besought the King to remit. The King being graciously disposed so to do hereby directs the discharge of the said super out of the said account and that a quietus be issued to the said Christian as if same had been actually paid into the Exchequer.King's Warrant Book XII, p. 78.
Same to same for a dormant same for 20,000l.; to be issued in such proportions, to such persons and for such uses and services as the King shall direct by his royal sign manual.Ibid, p. 79.
Henry Guy to the Earl of Sunderland, Secretary of State. It is the King's pleasure that in the bill lately signed by his Majesty for discharge of the Alum Farmers there be added after the words 7,000l. the words 500l. "whereby the sum allowed them will be 7,520l. according to his Majesty's intention in that behalf."Out Letters (General) XI, p. 74.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue as follows out of the branches of the revenue directed to be this week paid into the Exchequer, viz.:Disposition Book VI, pp. 45–6.
Out of the Customs.l.s.d.
to the Treasurer of the Navy on account of 400,000l. for the year's naval service beginning 1686, Lady day6,17000
to ditto for the creditors of the Navy; third payment1,00000
to me [Guy] for secret service, by way of advance20000
Out of the loans on the Linen Duty Act.
to the Treasurer of the Navy on account of the above 400,000l.83000
Out of the imposition on wine and vinegar.
to the Treasurer of the Ordnance1,00000
to the Treasurer of the Navy for the fine of a lease for the Treasurer of the Navy's Office90000
Out of the Excise.
to the Earl of Ranelagh for the Forces4,00000
to me [Guy] for secret service, by way of advance2,83016
to the Keeper of the Privy Purse1,00000
to Sir Stephen Fox: third payment80000
to the Cofferer; for one quarter for the King's Chapel50000
to Lady Fisher25000
to Mr. Lane12500
to Col. Gifford7500
to the executors of Mr. Mansell5000
to Mr. Swan2000
to Mr. Whitgrave5000
to the executors of Mris. Gunter5000
to Mr. Reynolds5000
to Mr. Rogers and his wife2500
to Sir Tho. Windham15000
to Lady Windham's daughters10000
to Mr. Nicho. Yates2500
to the executors of Mr. Tettersall5000
to Mr. Estoll12100
the above 14 items being persons instrumental in the late King's escape from Worcester fight.
to Lady Fairborn, two years' pension40000
to Mr. Nihill for interest (in part of his interest on his tallies)13135
to Edward Griffin, esq., for one quarter on his pension12500
to Sergeant Shoreditch, for one year10076
Out of the Hearthmoney.
to the Earl of Ranelagh for the Forces7,00000
to the Cofferer of the Household1,00000
to Mr. Nihill for interest (in part of his interest on his tallies)43500
Out of the Post Office money.
to the Queen in further part of her quarter3,00000
Out of Wine Licence money.
to me [Guy] for secret service by way of advance2,00000
(Same, dated same, to the Customs Cashier, enclosing the paper of the disposition of the Customs cash for the present week; said paper including only the above three Customs items.) (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 three Hearthmoney items; and for the Excise only the above 23 Excise items with the differences that the item of 2,830l. 1s. 6d. to Guy for secret service is here represented by four separate sums, viz. 1,000l. to Guy; 560l. to Guy; 270l. 1s. 6d. to [Guy for] Sir Eliab Harvey for Waltham Forest; 1,000l. to Guy.)
April 12.Treasury reference to Mr. Graham, Mr. Shaw and Mr. Burton of the petition of Ralph Williamson; showing that he was employed to manage the estate of Lord Grey for the King and gave a good account but was not sufficiently recompensed: therefore praying further recompense and to be legally discharged.Reference Book V, p. 56.
Same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Robt. Christian for a tidewaiter's place, London port. He is hereby to be meanwhile employed for the present as a tidewaiter in extraordinary.Ibid, p. 57b.
Same to the Excise Commissioners of the petition of Mr. Ady and Mr. Cole [deputy chamberlains of the Exchequer] for some allowance for their extraordinary pains and charges for several years past in receiving the tallies levied upon the Excise Commissioners and in bringing them to Westminster to be joined.Ibid.
April 12.Treasury reference to Mr. Ange of the petition of Edwd. Miles, James Denton, John Roe, Dan. Philip, John Feild, Tho. Herrier, William Roe, Hen. Ward, John Hubbert and Ste. Gooth; petitioners shewing that they procured a warrant from the late Treasurer [Rochester] for the discharge of their Recusancy fines and to have the moneys levied restored, which warrant was directed to [the] sheriff [of co.] Norfolk, but he having no notice thereof paid to the Receiver [of Recusants' Forfeitures] the money so levied; therefore praying for same to be repaid to them.Reference Book V, p. 57b.
Same to same of the petition of William Stern, Edwd. Fuller, William Crosse, William Denton, Jno. Cranford, Edward Weales, William Williamson and Tho. Grundey; petitioners shewing that the sheriff has levied on them [for Recusancy] 96l. 10s. 0d., but has only accounted for 44l., therefore praying that the remainder may be repaid to them.Ibid.
Same to Mr. Fisher [Deputy Auditor of Crown Lands] of the petition of Dame Mary Ash, relict and executrix of Sir Joseph Ash; shewing that she petitioned the late Treasurer Rochester for renewal of her lease of Richmond Ferry and had a reference and report thereon: therefore praying a fresh grant for 26 years from 1692, Lady day, the date of expiration of her present term.Ibid.
Same to Bartho. Fillingham, Tho. Hall, William Lowndes and Phi. Ryley of the petition of William King; shewing that he married the widow of William Wingfeild, who was bond to the King in 200l. as security for Sir William Doyly; that petitioner's said wife fully administered said Wingfeild's estate and never heard of said bond till Jan. last, when process of scire facias was served against her and petitioner: therefore prays for said debt to be remitted.Ibid, p. 58.
Same to James Bridgeman of the petition of Capt. William Doughty, who was made gamekeeper at Richmond by Charles II with the salary of 100l. per an., payable out of the Privy Purse; praying payment of the 130l. arrear on said salary, petitioner being aged and a great sufferer and incapable of military employment.Ibid, p. 59.
Same to Marmaduke Darcy, Geo. Benyon and Rob. Phelips of the petition of Sir Symon Lewis et al. on behalf of themselves and others his Majesty's tradesmen; petitioners praying payment of 2,617l. 19s. 10½d. owing to them for goods delivered to the late Commissioners of his present Majesty's Great Wardrobe; the said goods being agreed for by them for ready money.Ibid.
Same to Mr. Toll, Mr. Twitty, Mr. Lowndes, Mr. Townsend and Mr. Dove of the petition of Richard Change, late Groom of the Chamber to the Queen Dowager; shewing that some time before the late King's death he disposed of his place to one Trevethan, who endeavours to receive to his own use the whole arrears of salary due to petitioner; and that 8l. odd, part of the third payment of said arrear, is stopped by Sir Robt. Howard [Auditor of the Receipt] upon petitioner's appeal, but cannot be paid without Trevethan's discharge, which he will not do: therefore prays authorisation to the Teller to pay same and also petitioner's proportion of the fourth payment.Ibid.
April 12.Treasury warrant to the King's Remembrancer to forbear or supersede process, till next Trinity term, against Sir Nathaniell Johnson and partners, late contractors and managers of the Hearthmoney revenue, on account of their contract.Warrants not Relating to Money XII, p. 49.
April 13.Royal letters patent constituting Sir John Powell (a Justice of Common Pleas) to be a Justice of the King's Bench: during pleasure.King's Warrant Book XII, p. 93.
April 14.Same constituting Sir Christopher Milton (one of the Barons of the Exchequer) to be one of the Justices of Common Pleas: during pleasure.Ibid, p. 94.
Money warrant dormant for all moneys growing due upon the pensions granted to Sir Samuel Morland by several letters patent, viz. 400l. per an. Tenths, 200l. per an. out of Tenths and 200l. per an. out of the Excise; except for the following sum, viz. 945l. 8s. 3d. agreed by him to be paid to several artificers who were employed in making an engine at Windsor (for which work said Morland received satisfaction from the King, but he remains still indebted to said artificers): the said sum being to be made up out of 850l. arrear on said pensions to 1686, Sept. 29; 50l. as part of 200l. received by him on same for 1686, Christmas quarter, and 45l. 8s. 3d. as part of 200l. due on same for 1687, Lady day quarter. He is therefore hereby to be paid 154l. 11s. 9d. for the balance of said last Lady day quarter; and all sums hereafter from time to time growing due on said pensions either out of Tenths or out of unappropriated moneys in the Exchequer as the case may be.Money Book VIII, pp. 105–6.
Money warrant for 25l. to Nicholas Yates for 1686, Christmas quarter, on his annuity or pension.Ibid, p. 106.
Same for 75l. to Charles Gifford, esq., for 1687, Lady day quarter, on his pension.Ibid.
Same for 250l. to Jane Lane, now Lady Fisher, for 1686, Christmas quarter, on her same.Ibid.
Same for 150l. to Sir Thomas Windham for same quarter on same.Ibid, p. 107.
Same for 100l. to Rachell [Windham] and Frances Windham, daughters of Lady Anne Windham, for same on their same.Ibid.
Same for 125l. to Thomas Lane, esq., for same on his same.Ibid.
Same for 125l. to Edwd. Griffin for 1687, Lady day quarter, on his same. (Money order dated April 16 hereon.)Ibid, p. 107. Order Book II, p. 50.
April 14.Money warrant for 400l. to Dame Margery Faireborne, relict of Sir Palmes Faireborne, for two years to 1686, Christmas, on the 200l. per an. agreed to be reserved to her; she having surrendered the annuity or pension of 500l. granted to her said late husband by patent dated 1681, April 29, payable by the Treasurer of Tangier garrison; she having [further] surrendered to the present King all arrears before 1684, Christmas, on the said annuity of 500l. and likewise the 300l. per an. granted to her for life from 1684, Christmas, reserving to herself only the said 200l. per an. from 1684, Christmas.Money Book VIII, p. 108.
Same for 50l. to Tho. Whitgrave, esq., for 1686, Christmas quarter, on his pension.Ibid.
Same for 50l. to Francis Reynolds, esq., for same on same.Ibid.
Same for 25l. to John Rogers and Ann his wife for same on their same.Ibid, p. 109.
Same for 12l. 10s. 0d. to Nicho. Estoll for same on his same. (Money order dated April 16 hereon.)Ibid, p. 109. Order Book II, p. 51.
Same for 50l. to the executors of Nicho. Tettersell (Tetersell) for half a year to Lady day last on his same.Money Book VIII, p. 109.
Same for 20l. to Robert Swan for 1686, Christmas quarter, on his same. (Money order dated April 16 hereon.)Ibid, p. 109. Order Book II, p. 51.
Same for 50l. to the executors of Francis Mansell, esq., for same on same.Money Book VIII, p. 110.
Same for 50l. to Geo. Gunter, executor of Katherine Gunter, for same on her annuity or pension.Ibid.
Treasury warrant to Robt. Forder, farmer of the lands purchased for his Majesty's park at Winchester, to pay (out of the rent due from him to the King) 10l. 12s. 4d. to Stamford Wallace, Rector of St. Thomas's, Winchester, for the tithes due for said lands for the years 1685 and 1686.Ibid.
Same to the Customs Cashier to pay 96l. 12s. 0d. to Tho. Robson, Clerk or Paymaster of the Bills of Imposts, as in part of 3,675l. for the bills of impost for the year commencing Christmas last: same being to satisfy a bill of impost due to Sir John Peake, Lord Mayor of London, and to the sheriffs and others of the city.Ibid, p. 111.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to pay Samuel Clerke 300l. for his service as a Customs Commissioner from 1686, Christmas, till the time of the determination of the Commission wherein he served; the King having thought fit to remove him from being a Commissioner to be again Surveyor of the Warehouse in London port. Likewise the 200l. per an. salary of Jno. Lodge (who was appointed Surveyor of the Warehouse when said Clerke was made a Customs Commissioner) and the 80l. per an. salary of Benjamin Clerke (as assistant to said Lodge) are hereby to be paid only to Lady day last. The said Samuel Clerke is hereby to be appointed Surveyor of said Warehouse at 200l. per an. for himself and 50l. for a clerk and said Lodge is to be appointed assistant to said Surveyor at 80l. per an.: as from Lady day last.Ibid.
April 14.Dormant warrant to the Customs Cashier to pay said Samuel Clerke the yearly sum of 300l. from Lady day last as by the privy seal, ut supra, p. 1262. (Henry Guy to same to so pay same.)Money Book VIII, p. 112. Disposition Book VI, p. 47.
Henry Guy to same to pay 96l. 12s. 0d. to Thomas Robson, ut supra, p. 1305.Disposition Book VI, p. 47.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue to me [Guy] the 500l. of the money paid in by the collector of the [sede vacante] revenues of the Archbishopric of York: to be as in part of my order for 1,000l. for secret service. You are to take care that this be repaid out of the duty on tobacco and sugar to the Teller [who is to so advance this money]. (Entry struck through.)Out Letters (General) XI, p. 74.
Same to the Navy Commissioners, enclosing a royal warrant for you to contract with Mr. Tho. Ryder for a new lease of the "Faulcon" alehouse for the Navy Pay Office for 21 years from 1685, Sept. 29, at 120l. per an. rent and fine of 1,000l., of which 100l. is to be deducted for rebuilding. The Treasury Lords have put money into the Navy Treasurer's hands for said fine. Please pass a bill for payment of said 900l. to Ryder and receive the lease from him.Ibid, p. 75.
Same to Mr. Blathwayte. Have you written to the Lieut.-Governor of Jamaica to know what perquisites of the King's money remains there?Ibid.
Same to same to draft a letter for the Treasury Lords to send to Jamaica concerning the perquisites. Show the draft to Sir Charles Littleton before presenting it to my Lords.Ibid.
Same to the Earl of Ranelagh to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of John Gore, slopseller, for payment for clothes furnished to the 16 Companies of the Earl of Dumbarton's Regiment of Foot.Ibid, p. 76.
Treasury reference to William Blathwayte [as Secretary to the Forces] of the petition of Charles Fox, late Paymaster of the Forces, shewing that in his accompts for the year ending 1685, Dec. 31, now being examined by Auditor Done, the pay of the private soldiers of his Majesty's two Regiments of Foot Guards, which were commanded into the West and attended the King at Windsor, is computed at 10d. a day and was accordingly so paid by petitioner, which the Auditor refuses to allow by reason of the annexed memorandum contained in the late King's establishment of the Forces. Therefore prays that said payments be allowed.Reference Book V, p. 58.
Appending: said memorandum: "that as any of the Company of the two Regiments of Guards shall be in garrison or quartered in other places than the cities of London and Westminster and borough of Southwark and thereabouts the pay of the private soldiers of those Companies so absent from London shall then be but 8d. per diem to each during such time as they shall so remain in other places as aforesaid."
April 15.Treasury reference to the Attorney General and Mr. Fisher [Deputy Surveyor General of Crown Lands] of the petition of the Countess of Lindsey, praying a grant of about 1,000 acres of ground 20 miles from London lying contiguous to a great common, which was never in the possession of or any advantage to the Crown and may be separated by inclosure: petitioner undertaking to clear the King's title [thereto] and to receive same in satisfaction of the debt which the King promised to pay her.Reference Book V, p. 59.
Same to William Strong, esq., of the petition of Martin Perse, Collector of Dungarvan, Ireland, for a further three months' leave of absence to enable him to look after an estate fallen to him by the death of Mr. Chudleigh, a purser of his Majesty's ship Bonadventure; petitioner needing some papers which are coming from Lisbon, where said Chudleigh died.Ibid, p. 60.
[? April 16.]Money order for 35l. to the clerks and ministers of the Receipt for one year's attendance from [sic] 1687, Lady day, viz. 7l. to John Lowe and Peter Le Neve [as Deputy Chamberlains of the Receipt]; 5l. to Samuel Langford [as Tally Cutter] for special labours in levying tallies and counter tallies in time of vacation; 6l. to Edward Fleetwood as clerk to William Wardour [Clerk of the Pells] for like attendance about the Pells of Issue; and 5l. to John Packer, doorkeeper [of the Receipt of the Exchequer] for like attendance.Order Book II, p. 51.
April 16.Henry Guy to the Customs Commissioners to report on the enclosed affidavits of Thomas Frankmore and William Walsh against Mr. George Beck, surveyor of Exeter port, for admitting arms etc. to entry there which were brought from Holland.Out Letters (General) XI, p. 77.
Same to same to report on the enclosed papers [missing] in which the Governor and Council of Virginia pray power to be given them to raise [the tariff of] foreign coin as [already done] in other his Majesty's Plantations in America. Will this be any prejudice to the King in his Customs [receipts] ? For your information I enclose you a copy [missing] of a like order lately made for New England.Ibid.
Same to same to report on the enclosed papers [missing] received by the Treasury Lords from the Committee for Trade and Plantations. Be ready to attend said Committee therein when required.Ibid.
Same to the Commissioners of Excise and Hearthmoney to report on the enclosed letter of the 12th inst. [missing] from the Justices of Peace in Cheshire and an order of Sessions [likewise missing] of the same date.Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to report on the following extracts of two letters [both missing] received from Mr. Pepys touching the undue proceedings of the Governors of the Foreign Plantations in relation to his Majesty's revenue, viz. extract of a letter from Capt. St. Loe to Mr. Pepys, dated Mar. 24 last; extract of a letter from Capt. Talbott to Pepys, dated from Jamaica 1686, Nov. 3.Ibid, p. 78.
April 16.Henry Guy to Mr. Sansome. I have received your letter and the book and bill of lading. Keep the remainder of the books till further order.Out Letters (General) XI, p. 78.
Same to the Earl of Ranelagh [Paymaster of the Forces] to report on the enclosed letter [missing] of William Wallis's concerning the nine Companies of the Queen Dowager's Regiment quartered at Plymouth.Ibid, p. 81.
Treasury reference to John Fisher [Deputy Surveyor General of Crown Lands] of the petition of Fran. Lawson for a lease for 99 years of a small parcel of ground, nigh filled with ruins, called the Manor, situate in the suburbs of York, but yielding no profit [to the Crown].Reference Book V, p. 60.
Same to the Auditors of Imprests and Auditor Aldworth of the accompt of Sir Nathaniell Johnson and his partners of their five years' management of the Hearthmoney revenue, viz. to 1684, Mar. 25.Ibid.
Same to the Attorney General of the petition of Lady Abergavenny for a grant of a piece of waste land which she has discovered near the New Chapel in Petty France about 100 foot square, which is unjustly detained from the Crown.Ibid.
Same to Charles Toll, Charles Twitty, William Lowndes, Thomas Townsend and Humphry Dove of the petition of William Wardour [Clerk of the Pells], shewing that there is an order registered on the fee farms in the name of Richard Pyle, chirurgeon to the late King, which was assigned to petitioner in 1671 and is comprehended in the state of arrears due to the late King's servants and confirmed by the late Treasurer [Rochester], but that the [present] Treasury Lords have stayed the satisfying of such orders as appear to be transferred: therefore prays payment thereof.Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Edmond Harry, Deputy Customer of Truro, for the place of Collector of Fowey port, void by Mr. Vincent's quitting the employment.Ibid, p. 61.
Same to Auditor Aldworth of the petition of John Jones, grocer, shewing [praying] that in the accompt of the late Managers of the Hearthmoney three tallies for [in all] 5,050l. may not be allowed them till 4,680l. and interest be paid to petitioner and if that prove ineffectual that what money is or shall be due from the King to Capt. Shales either from the Exchequer or from the Paymaster of the Forces may be stopped for the satisfaction of petitioner's money; and if this fail prays that he may have leave to sue Shales.Ibid.
Same to Richard Graham, Philip Burton and Guicciardin Wentworth of the petition of the inhabitants of Pontefract, co. Yorks; petitioners shewing that Mr. Benjamin Ayloff, messenger of the Duchy of Lancaster, has very much exacted upon them, upon pretence of some remains of chantry rents "as they lately set forth in a petition": therefore praying that a stop may be put to his rigorous proceedings (he being now come into those parts) until the King give some order upon the said former petition.Ibid.
April 16.Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Tho. Morley for a landwaiter's place [London port]; he being qualified by having been many years employed in accompts and business.Reference Book V, p. 61.
Same to same of the petition of Richard Carter to the King; petitioner shewing that he was assistant to Sir Jno. Buckworth in buying four Dutch ships taken by the Algerines and that said Buckworth upon making up his accounts has paid into the Exchequer for Customs [of said ships] 123l. more than what he laid out: therefore prays that said surplusage may be bestowed upon him, petitioner.Ibid, p. 62.
Same to same of the petition of Tho. Duboys for the place of Receiver of the Four and a Half per cent. Duty in Barbados loco Tho. Trant, who is sickly and about to leave; petitioner having officiated same place, with consent of the Customs Commissioners, during Trant's sickness.Ibid.
Same to Charles Toll, Charles Twitty, William Lownds, Thomas Townsend and Humphry Dove of the petition of Henry Brockwell and Edmund Flower, praying payment of the arrear of 111l. 6s. 8d. due to them for salary "who did the duty, without having been sold or transferred by them to any others"; the said sum being comprehended in the provision of the order in Council for payment of arrears [of the late King's servants]: said arrear being "payable out of the sum of 115l. 0s. 4d. from the Treasurer of the Chamber's Office by virtue of several assignments as may more fully appear by certificate."Ibid.
Same to the Attorney General of the petition of Sir John Mordant, ut supra, p. 1258, with Mr. Hewer's report thereon and a letter of Edmd. Roth stating the many illegal practices of the said Mordant to the c[redito]rs and trustees of Major Fitz Gerald.Ibid, p. 63.
Treasury warrant to [John Fisher], the Deputy Surveyor General of Crown Lands, to rate the following particular with a view to a lease thereof to Mary, widow of Henry Watts, for the life of Hester Hellier, at 12d. per an.Warrants not Relating to Money XII, pp. 49–50.
Appending: said particular of a parcel of lands and tenements of Henry Watts of Whitchurch Canonicorum, co. Dorset, lately convicted 1685, June 12, and attainted and executed for high treason and seized into the King's hands by Gregory Alford, Aaron Pingrey et al. Commissioners for the King therein, viz. 20 acres of arable land in Whitchurch Canonicorum held for the life of said Hester Hilliard, widow, of the clear annual value of 10l.: the goods and chattels of the said Henry Watts to the value of 50l. 15s. 0d. which are come into the hands of said Mary his wife, Robert Dare, Edward Tanton and Richard Bartlett of Marshwood, co. Dorset: all as found by two inquisitions taken at Lyme Regis 1686, Mar. 26, and Sept. 13, before Gregory Alford, Aaron Pengry, Christopher Guise, Lancellot Appleby and Richard Hart by the oaths of Gyles Norris et al.
April 16.The Treasury Lords to the Lord Deputy of Ireland. A royal letter was directed Oct. 8 last to the Earl of Clarendon, then Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, directing 1,212l. 10s. 0d. (out of the fund appointed, in the [Irish] establishment, for the [Irish] Ordnance) to be returned to England to be paid to Charles Bertie, Treasurer of the Ordnance, England, with the allowance to the Receiver General of Ireland of the exchange [loss] thereon not exceeding 10 per cent.: same to be as in satisfaction of 500 barrels of gunpowder sent to Ireland [out of the English Ordnance Stores]. The Ordnance officers, England, have represented that they want the money to supply the use to which it is intended. Please give forthwith effectual order to the Receiver General, Ireland, for the speedy sending of said sum to Mr. Bertie.Out Letters (Ireland) V, p. 26.
April 18.Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to direct the collectors of the outports to pay last Lady day quarter's salary bill of the outports; being 4,849l. 3s. 7d. established salaries and 554l. 10s. 0d. additional salaries or in all 5,403l. 13s. 7d.Money Book VIII, p. 112.
Same to the Customs Cashier to pay same quarter's salary bill of the Customs, London port, being 4,532l. 12s. 4¾d. established salaries and 164l. 0s. 6d. additional salaries or 4,696l. 12s. 10¾d. in all.Ibid, p. 113.
Treasury dormant warrant to same for Robert Levinz's salary of 12l. per an. as searcher of Lynn Regis port: with clause for payment of 21l. for 1¾ years thereon to Lady day last. (Henry Guy to same, dated same, to the like effect.)Ibid, p. 113. Disposition Book VI, p. 50.
Treasury order for the execution of a dormant Treasury warrant, dated 1685, Dec. 12, ut supra, p. 484, for James Vernon's salary as Customer of Chester port. (The like letter ut supra.)Money Book VIII, p. 113. Disposition Book VI, p. 50.
Treasury warrant dormant to Sir William Godolphin, kt., Auditor of Wales, and to the Receivers of Crown Revenues in North and South Wales to make forth debentures from time to time for such sums as shall grow due upon the allowances, as follows, to Henry, Duke of Beaufort, as Lord President of the Marches of Wales (President of the Council in the Marches of Wales), viz. 1,106l. 13s. 4d. per an. for and towards the diet of him and of the Council there and to defray foreign expenses; 800l. per an. to his Grace or to the Steward of his Majesty's Household there [at Ludlow] as imprest for the extraordinary expense of his Majesty's Court and Household there; 400l. per an. for the provision and maintenance of an honourable stable there for the said President: the said debentures to be made out by moieties, one half of the said sums having been usually payable out of the [Crown] revenue of North Wales and the other half out of the [Crown] revenue of South Wales: as is certified by Robert Humfrys, gent., who acts for said Auditor Godolphin.Money Book VIII, p. 116.
Same to same to make forth debentures from time to time on the following allowances certified by the abovesaid Humfrys as payable out of the Crown revenue in Wales, viz. 95l. 6s. 8d. per an. to the Lord Chief Baron of the Exchequer at Westminster out of the Crown revenue of North Wales; 90l. 3s. 4d. to the second Baron of same out of ditto of South Wales; 76l. to the third Baron of same out of ditto of North Wales; 66l. 10s. 0d. to the fourth Baron of same out of ditto of South Wales; or 328l. in all.Ibid, p. 117.
April 18.Treasury warrant dormant to Sir William Godolphin, kt., for debentures from time to time for the following fees etc. certified by said Humphryes as payable out of the revenue of (North) Wales to Sir Job Charlton, kt., as Chief Justice of Denbigh, Flint and Montgomery, viz. 100l. per an. for salary and 30l. per an. for riding charges; and to same as Chief Justice at Ludlow 100l. per an. for salary and 50l. per an. for riding charges; and to same as Chief Justice of Chester 100l. per an. for his fee.Money Book VIII, p. 117.
April 19
[sic for 18].
Same to same for the like debentures from time to time for following fees etc. to John Warren, esq., viz. as Second Judge of Denbigh, Flint and Montgomery 50l. per an. salary and 30l. per an. for riding charges; as Second Judge at Ludlow 66l. 13s. 4d. per an. for salary and 20l. per an. for riding charges.Ibid, p. 118.
April 19
[sic for 18].
Same to same for the like debentures from time to time for the following fees etc. to Thomas Powell, Serjeant at Law, viz. as Second Judge of Carnarvon, Anglesea and Merioneth, 50l. per an. for old salary, 100l. per an. for additional salary and 30l. per an. for riding charges; as fourth Judge at Ludlow 66l. 13s. 4d. per an. for salary and 20l. per an. for riding charges.Ibid, p. 122.
April 18.Same to same for the like debentures for the following fees etc. to Richard Hopton, esq., viz. as Chief Judge of Carnarvon, Anglesea and Merioneth 50l. per an. for old salary, 100l. per an. for additional salary and 30l. per an. for riding charges.Ibid, p. 123.
Same to same for debentures from time to time on the Crown revenue of South Wales for the following fees etc. to Owen Wynne, viz. as third Judge at Ludlow 66l. 13s. 4d. per an. for salary and 20l. per an. for riding charges; as Chief Justice for Brecon etc. 50l. per an. for salary and 100l. per an. for an augmentation [of salary] and 30l. per an. for diet.Ibid, p. 121.
Same to same for like debentures from time to time for the following fees, etc. payable to John Mathews, esq., viz. as Second Judge for Pembroke etc. 50l. per an. for his old salary, 100l. per an. for his additional salary and 30l. per an. for riding charges.Ibid, p. 124.
Same to same for like debentures from time to time for the like salary, additional salary and riding charges to Anthony Farrington as Chief Justice of Pembroke etc.Ibid.
Same to same for like debentures from time to time for the like salary, additional salary and riding charges to Serjeant Geeres as Second Judge for Brecon etc.Ibid, p. 125.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Cashier to pay Charles Osborne 166l. 13s. 4d. for last Lady day quarter on his fee or salary of 1,000 marks as Surveyor General of Customs. (Henry Guy, dated same, to same to the like effect.)Ibid, p. 117. Disposition Book VI, p. 50.
April 18.Henry Guy to the Board of Greencloth to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Nathaniel Hammond et al. Gentlemen Usher Quarter Waiters to the late King.Out Letters (General) XI, p. 78.
Same to Mr. Shales. Send your answer in writing to the enclosed petition [missing, see supra, p. 1308] of John Jones, which is referred to Auditor Aldworth.Ibid.
Same to the keepers and deputy axe-bearers of Needwood Forest, [viz.] George Vernon, esq., Bernard Whaley, esq., Mr. William Abell, Mr. Theobald Pysing, [the said] keepers, and Thomas Ilsley, [said] deputy axe-bearer, directed for said Vernon at his house at Sidbury, near Lichfield, co. Stafford. By the King's late commission the Treasury Lords are constituted Commissioners for executing the office of Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster. They are informed that great wastes are daily committed in Needwood Forest and that divers persons kill the King's deer there at pleasure. You are forthwith to enquire thereinto and to report to my Lords the names of the offenders and the extent of the damage.Ibid.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Mr. Vivean for a landwaiter's place [London port], his reference for a landwaiter's place being likely to prove of little consequence.Reference Book V, p. 62.
Same to Bartholomew Fillingham, Tho. Hall, William Lowndes and Phi. Ryley of the petition of Tho. Goddard; shewing that he was Receiver of Hearthmoney in co. Suffolk from 1672, Lady day, to 1675, Sept. 29, and increased the same by 300l. per an.; when Treasurer Danby let the said revenue to farm petitioner was found 1,400l. in arrear, which he lost not through his own neglect, but by inevitable misfortunes, as is certified by Chief Baron Montague and several Justices of Peace etc.; that the late King being well satisfied thereof ordered that he should be discharged, nevertheless the Earl of Danby sequestered his estate "for 1,200l. due to Mr. Le Gouch and 150l. he paid into the Exchequer"; that notwithstanding petitioner's estate has paid double the said 1,400l. with interest and charges, the said estate is still sequestered for some remaining interest to the utter ruin of his family: that the late King in consideration of petitioner's great losses and services granted him the reversion of the Customer's place of Lynn, but the Earl of Danby procured a subsequent grant for one Francis Godfrey, who was admitted to said office while petitioner was beyond sea and has raised 1,000l. in that employment which of right belongs to petitioner; "that the petitioner writ the antiquities of that Corporation [of Lynn Regis], answered Plato Redevivus and the 'Declaration' of the late Duke of Monmouth, which [answer] he printed at his own charge" and danger of his life: that he never received from the late or present King anything these nine years save 40l. and 50l., and being out of his estate, without employment and upon reconciling himself to the Catholic Church is forsaken by all his Protestant friends and is reduced to extreme want: that he is entitled to 200l. due to his aunt, the Lady Byshe, from the Exchequer: therefore prays payment thereof or some charity of the King.Ibid, p. 63.
April 18.Treasury warrant to [John Fisher] the Deputy Surveyor General of Crown Lands, for a particular or constat of a discovery of a pretended parcel of waste land called Ellmore in Tiverton, co. Devon, with a view to a lease thereof to John Sibley for 99 years at 12d. an acre, payable after the enclosure and quiet possession thereof be recovered [to the Crown] at said Sibley's charge.Warrants not Relating to Money XII, pp. 50–1.
Prefixing: said Fisher's report, dated April 18 inst., on said Sibley's petition for same. The ground contains 12 or 14 acres. The auditor for co. Devon has no account of anything in charge [in his books] for the same, but finds there were certain Chantry rents called Sellacks in Tiverton amounting to 10l. 4s. 0d. per an. mentioned in the bailiffs' accounts of that county about 70 years since, but nothing more. Not being satisfied therewith, I wrote to Mr. Sainthill, steward of his Majesty's manor of Bradninch, co. Devon, being the nearest officer, to enquire of the bounds of the premises and to what manor it might belong. He replies that it is about 20 acres with 12 or 14 cottages thereon of small value; but no one pretended to the soil or common of pasture there, but 'twas generally agreed the King has right to grant it and that the charge of inclosing and improving will be great.
Henry Guy to Mr. Aubrey. You may come over to England to clear your account of the Hearthmoney and to settle your private affairs as you desired the 11th inst.Out Letters (Ireland) V, p. 26.
The Treasury Lords to the Lord Deputy of Ireland enclosing from the King a petition of Richard Carroll praying to be made collector of Waterford port. Employ him in that post if he be fit.Ibid.
Appending: note only of said petition shewing that he had suffered much by reason of his loyalty and religion.
April 19.Royal warrant to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal to determine the office of John Lloyd as Agent and Solicitor to the Customs Commissioners and in place thereof to constitute Richard Hutchinson with the salary of 500l. per an.; he having agreed to apply himself wholly to the service, leaving off all other business and maintaining an able assistant and breeding up a young person under him for the King's service; and to be restrained from receiving any recompence, fee or reward whatsoever for performing any the services belonging to the said employment other than the usual and lawful fees of solicitation when he shall be employed by officers and others in Customs causes at their charge; and neither directly nor indirectly to have any share, interest or concern in the seizure of any goods in partnership or otherwise and not to exhibit or prosecute any personal information [in the Exchequer] without the direction of the Customs Commissioners.King's Warrant Book XII, p. 81.
Same to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for 900l. to Col. Edwin Stede for 1½ years from 1685, July 17, to 1686–7, Jan. 17, during which time he remained Commander in Chief there, the King being pleased to allow him 600l. per an. as Lieut.-Governor and Commander in Chief in Barbados: together with dormant clause for the like allowance in future during his continuance in that employment: to be paid out of the Four and a Half per cent. money in the Exchequer. (Money warrant dated April 29 hereon. Money order dated May 2 hereon.)Ibid, p. 82. Money Book VIII, p. 131. Order Book II, p. 54.
April 19.Royal warrant to the Attorney General to acknowledge satisfaction on record of the fine of 100l. which on Tuesday after Epiphany, 1683–4, at the General Assizes at Northampton was set upon Maximilian Grendon, late of Stoke Bruern, co. Northants, for publishing a malicious and seditious libel called "The Northamptonshire address to John Parkhurst and Milon Fleetwood" (as is certified by Joseph Duckett, Clerk of the Peace for said county): the Earl of Peterborough, to whom said Grendon's petition was referred, having reported that the said paper was of a very seditious nature and dangerous consequence, but that Grendon is unable to pay said fine and by his two years' imprisonment is reduced to such want as to make him a fit object for mercy.King's Warrant Book XII, pp. 82–3.
Same to the Mint Warden, Mint Master Worker and Mint Comptroller to deliver to Richard, Visct. Maitland, General of the Mint of Scotland, such part and piece as can be spared of the standard pieces for gold and silver now remaining in your custody: same to be for the standard pieces for gold and silver for the kingdom of Scotland pursuant to the Mint Indenture of 1686, July 23, between the King and Thomas Neale, Master Worker of the Mint, England, ut supra, pp. 821–7: all by reason that said standard pieces are wanting there but they cannot well be made before the time that they are to be used in the Mint of Scotland.Ibid, p. 83.
Treasury warrant to the Receipt for tallies of assignment on the Tenths of the dioceses of Oxford etc. for 106l. 5s. 0d. to James Hamilton for last Lady day quarter on his assigned moiety of the annuity of 850l. per an. to his mother, Elizabeth Hamilton, for support of her children, James, George and William.Money Book VIII, p. 114.
Same for like tallies for 106l. 5s. 0d. to said Elizabeth Hamilton for same quarter on the unassigned moiety of said annuity: and for tallies on the Tenths of the dioceses of Chester and Rochester for same quarter on the annuity of 500l. for her own life.Ibid, p. 115.
Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 4,000l. to the Treasurer of the Ordnance for the new fortifications, ut supra, p. 1274. Same is to be issued out of the money paid or to be paid into the Exchequer by Lord Ossulston; and is to be placed towards repayment of 5,000l. advanced to the Treasurer of the Ordnance out of the money paid in by Col. Whitley.Disposition Book VI, p. 47.
Also to issue 5,000l. to the Treasurer of the Navy out of the loans on the linen duties and tobacco and sugar duties. This sum is to be placed towards repayment of what has been advanced to the Navy Treasurer out of the duties on tobacco and sugar; and "is intended for the same uses for which it was advanced to the Navy."
April 19.Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue as follows out of the branches of the revenue directed to be this week paid into the Exchequer, viz.:Disposition Book VI, pp. 48–9.
Out of the Customs.l.s.d.
to the Treasurer of the Navy on account of 400,000l. for the Navy service for the year beginning 1686, Lady day7,00000
to Mr. Hewer for the Tangier officers: third payment1,00000
to Alderman Sturt; third payment towards his debt1,00000
to me [Guy] for secret service 1,000l., 789l. and 100l.1,88900
to the Privy Purse in part of 1,000l.85789
to Dr. Brady; for half a year15000
Out of the imposition on wine and vinegar.
to the Treasurer of the Navy for the Chest at Chatham5,50000
to the Treasurer of the Ordnance [on the Ordnance Office] ordinary1,00000
Out of the Excise.
to the Earl of Ranelagh for the Forces6,00000
to me [Guy] for secret service; whereof 1,000l. by way of advance1,37500
to the Queen Dowager; for one quarter1,50000
to the Duke of Northumberland; for half a year1,50000
to [the] Lieut. [and Warders of the] Tower52182
to Lady Portland, a quarter25000
to Lady Marischal, a quarter15000
Out of Post Office money.
to the Queen, towards her quarter1,50000
Out of Hearthmoney.
to the Earl of Ranelagh for the Forces5,00000
to me [Guy] for secret service75000
to Visct. Preston for the Great Wardrobe1,00000
to the Keeper of the Privy Purse in full of 1,000l.142113
to Mr. Griffin, intended for Mr. Verrio15000
to Dr. Johnson10000
(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 six Customs items [payable out of the Exchequer], together with the following item [payable direct out of the Customs Office], viz. 142l. 11s. 3d. to the Bishop of Sarum for the Poor Knights of Windsor.)
(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 six Hearthmoney items: and for the Excise the above seven Excise items [payable out of the Exchequer], together with the following item [payable direct out of the Excise Office], viz. 1,000l. [for the quarter's salary bill] to the inferior officers of the Excise.)
April 19.Henry Guy to Mr. Griffin [Treasurer of the Chamber] to pay the abovesaid 150l. to Seignr. Verrio for last Lady day quarter.Disposition Book VI, p. 49.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to deliver to Mr. Penn goods as by the following note on payment of Customs.Out Letters (General) XI, p. 79.
Appending: said note. On Wednesday Mr. Penn's man was coming from Lewes by way of Shoreham towards his master's house with three little packs containing sheets, shirts and linen which he [Penn] left behind him in Holland last summer. The Collector of Customs at Shoreham seized same as not having paid Customs. Therefore petitioner [Penn] prays delivery of same, "it being utterly unknown to the said Penn, who is not a trader, and here in town at the time, and abhorring the dishonesty as well as meanness of such a practice."
Same to same to deliver to Capt. Alexander Carnes (Cornes), one of the Captains of Col. Thomas Buchan's Regiment of Foot, goods as follows, come from Rotterdam on board the Providence, a merchantman of London, one Mason commander, for the use of said Regiment of Foot now at sea and which is coming from Scotland hither: such Custom thereon is to be paid "as hath been usually paid by officers or soldiers in the like cases."Ibid, pp. 79–80.
Appending: said Carne's petition for same, viz. half pikes, feathers for the officers' hats, drummers' coats and feathers for their hats, table cloth, napkins, broad livery lace for footmen, campaign trunks, shambo skins, leather breeches for drummers, drum hangers.
Same to same. Send to my Lords the names of the deputy searchers at Sandwich and Dover, so that they may be written to as you proposed in your report of the 18th inst.Ibid, p. 80.
Same to Charles Bertie. In Alderman Backwell's account of the Queen Dowager's [Portugal] portion money there is allowed 500l. in part of a tally for 4,000l. levied at the Exchequer 1678, Oct. 14; which 4,000l. was intended and directed to be paid to yourself for the late King's secret service without accompt. As Mr. Backwell [son of the said Alderman Backwell] does not desire any allowance for the remaining 3,500l. [there is a presumption that it was never paid and therefore] the Treasury Lords desire you to give them a full state of this matter with all speed.Ibid.
Same to the Navy Commissioners for a certificate what is due to Admiral Herbert in the Navy Office upon any account whatever.Ibid.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt for a certificate what is due to Arthur Herbert, esq., as late Master of the Robes to the King.Ibid.
Same to Col. Walrond. Your petition has been read to the King this afternoon. It is his Majesty's express command that the 500l. be forthwith paid into Mr. Blathwait's hands as was first ordered, or that otherwise process issue against you immediately.Ibid.
April 19.Treasury reference to the Navy Commissioners of the petition of Capt. John Crabb for payment of 69l. due to him for his command of the guardship at Portsmouth, same being due seven years and he being disabled in the King's service and having lost all that he had by the fire at Wapping.Reference Book V, p. 64.
Treasury warrant to the Clerk of the Pipe for a lease to John Sawyer, son and executor of Joan Smyth, of a parcel of land and two tenements thereon, escheated to the Crown for want of heirs, in Abingdon, co. Berks, as follows for 31 years from 1686 Lady day, at 20s. per an. rent and 23l. as in lieu of a fine and of all arrears of rent.Warrants not Relating to Money XII, pp. 55–7, 96.
Prefixing: (a) particular and memorandum, made out by B. Fillingham, Deputy Clerk of the Pipe, of the premises. The one tenement is situate in Borestreet, was erected by Henry Smyth and was late in the occupation of John Clark; the other [also in Bore Street] was built by Mathew Payne and late in his occupation: and the premises were late parcel of the lands of Ma[r]tha, late wife of Henry Smyth and daughter of John Arnold, who was seized thereof in his domain and as of fee, as appears by an inquisition taken at the "White Hart" in Abingdon 1661–2, Jan. 14, before Edward Bond, William Bostock and John Collins by the oaths of Thomas Payne et al. jurors: which premises were held by said Martha for 17 years to her death and descended to her daughter Grace, who held same for 16 years to her death without heir, whereby the premises escheated to the King and were leased to the abovesaid Joan Smith 1663, May 16, for 31 years at 20s. per an. rent.
(b) Ratal by John Fisher, Deputy Surveyor General of Crown Lands, of said particular.
(c) Undated entry [? June, 1687] of the Treasury Lords' signature of the docquet of this lease.
The Treasury Lords to the Earl of Tyrconnel [Lord Deputy of Ireland]. We have to day laid before the King your letter of the 11th inst. concerning the [Irish] Ordnance Office. We are to inform you that before the new establishment for that Office was transmitted to you from London the King had well considered same and advised therein with Lord Dartmouth and was satisfied in the regulations therein made. It is therefore to be observed as by the King's directions of Mar. 22 last.Out Letters (Ireland) V, p. 27.
April 20.Henry Guy to Mr. Blathwaite for a certificate of the date of Sir Bourchier Wray's commission for raising a Troop of Horse in the time of the late [Monmouth's] rebellion: also of what accounts have been given in by officers who have received his Majesty's bounty for that or the like service.Out Letters (General) XI, p. 80.
Same to James Graham, enclosing the petition [missing] of Mr. Arundell Bull. You are to put the King in mind thereof.Ibid.
Treasury warrant to the King's Remembrancer to supersede process against John Langley on his accounts as Receiver for co. Gloucester for the last Six Months' Assessment and against his sureties: the said Langley having this day paid 50l. into the Exchequer and having undertaken to clear his account the next term.Warrants not Relating to Money XII, p. 51.