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April 1687, 21-30

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'Entry Book: April 1687, 21-30', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 8: 1685-1689 (1923), pp. 1318-1338. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=82593 Date accessed: 25 April 2014. Add to my bookshelf


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April 1687, 21-30

April 21.Three royal sign manuals for respectively 1,000l., 3,014l. and 5,330l. 1s. 6d. to Henry Guy, for secret service, without account: to be issued on the 20,000l. privy seal dormant of the 21st inst. (Three money warrants dated April 21 hereon. Three money orders dated April 22 hereon.)King's Warrant Book XII, p. 84. Money Book VIII, p. 114. Order Book II, p. 51.
Royal letters patent constituting Sir Robert Wright (Lord Chief Justice of the Common Pleas) to be Lord Chief Justice of the King's Bench: during pleasure.King's Warrant Book XII, p. 93.
The like, constituting Sir Edward Herbert (Lord Chief Justice of the King's Bench) to be Lord Chief Justice of Common Pleas: during pleasure.Ibid.
Money warrant for 250l. to Frances, Countess of Portland for 1687, Lady day quarter, on her pension.Money Book VIII, p. 118.
Same for 20l. to Gilbert Jones, woodward and keeper of the woods in the Walks of Chapel Henault in Waltham Forest, co. Essex; being in full of all wages which he can claim for same, for one year to Lady day last. (Money order dated April 23 hereon.)Ibid, p. 118. Order Book II, p. 52.
Same for 56l. 5s. 5d. to Robert, Earl of Lindsey, Lord Warden of Waltham Forest; for one year to Lady day last for the keepers of said forest on their fees, viz. 9l. 2s. 6d. to the Ranger on his fee of 6d. a day; 12l. 3s. 4d. to the Keeper of Walthamstow Walk on his fee of 8d. a day; 6l. 1s. 8d. to the Keeper of Leighton Walk on his fee of 4d. a day; 4l. 11s. 3d. to the Keepers [sic for Keeper] of Wallwood and Homefrith on his fee of 3d. a day; 12l. 3s. 4d. to the Keeper of Woodford Walk on his fee of 8d. a day; 12l. 3s. 4d. to the Keeper of Loughton Walk on his same. (Money order dated April 23 hereon.)Money Book VIII, p. 119. Order Book II, p. 52.
Same for 1,500l. to George, Duke of Northumberland, for half a year to 1686, June 24, on his annuity on the Excise.Money Book VIII, p. 119.
Treasury allowance of the salary bill of the Hearthmoney Office for last Lady day quarter; total, 567l. 10s. 0d., ut supra, p. 1180.Ibid.
Same of the salary bill, detailed, of the Excise Office for same quarter: total, 5,067l. 13s. 0d.Ibid, pp. 120–1.
Money warrant for 150l. to the Countess Dowager Marischal for last Lady day quarter on her annuity or pension.Ibid, p. 122.
Same for 1,500l. to the Queen Dowager for same quarter on her annuity.Ibid, p. 123.
Same for 150l. to Dr. Robert Brady for half a year to Lady day last on his allowance for his care and pains in and about the records in the Tower. (Money order dated April 28 hereon.)Ibid, p. 123. Order Book II, p. 53.
Money warrant for 1,332l. 16s. 11d. to Richard Kent and Charles Duncombe for 5 per cent. interest to Lady day last on several sums by them lent for the service of the late and present King. (Money order dated April 27 hereon.)Money Book VIII, p. 125. Order Book II, p. 27.
April 21.Treasury warrant to the Customs Cashier to pay 142l. 11s. 3d. to Seth, Bishop of Sarum, Chancellor of the Order of the Garter, for last Lady day quarter's reduced annuity for the support of the honour of said Order as by the privy seal of 1685, Dec. 9.Money Book VIII, p. 125.
Same to William Aldworth, auditor of the King's private revenue [as Duke of York] before his accession, to discharge Christian, Lady Berkley, of 4,957l. 0s. 4d. ut supra, p. 1301, out of the accounts of Sir Peter Apsley and Sir Benjamin Bathurst, Treasurers and Receivers of said private revenue: and thereupon to issue a quietus to her as fully as if said sum had been actually paid.Ibid, p. 126.
Henry Guy to the Customs Cashier to pay 20l. to Giles Dowle, prosecutor of planters of tobacco, for 1686, Michaelmas quarter, on his salary of 80l. per an.; he having been paid only to 1686, June 24, and was not dismissed till 1686, Nov. 12.Disposition Book VI, p. 50.
Same to the Deputy Searcher at Dover. The principals for whom you act as deputy are to attend the Treasury Lords here forthwith or they will be suspended.Out Letters (General) XI, p. 81.
The like notification to the Deputy Searcher at Sandwich.
Same to the Customs Commissioners, enclosing the above two letters to be despatched: "according to your desire by Mr. Sanson's letter to me dated yesterday."Ibid.
The Treasury Lords to Col. Molesworth, LieutenantGovernor of Jamaica. Sir Philip Howard's executors and the Duke of Albemarle have applied to the King concerning the perquisites and emoluments of the government [the office of Governor] of Jamaica. You are to certify us what the same are and what they amount to from the death of Sir Tho. Lynch to the death of Sir Philip Howard, being 1684, April 14, and from that time to the date of your answer herein.Ibid, p. 81. Out Letters (Plantations Auditor) I, pp. 211, 230.
Preceded by: Royal letter, dated 1686, Nov. 1, to said Molesworth. Upon the death of Sir Thomas Lynch, Governor of Jamaica, the late King granted said office to Sir Philip Howard with the salary of 2,000l. per an. in that island. And one moiety of this sum was, by the said King's instructions, allotted to the Lieutenant-Governor or Commander in Chief for the time being upon the death or absence of a Governor in Chief. In accordance herewith you are forthwith to issue your warrant to the Receiver of his Majesty's revenue in said island to pay to the executors of said Howard 1,638l. 7s. 0d., being at the rate of 1,000l. per an. from the day of said Lynch's death to 1686, April 14, the day of said Howard's death. Further, all assistance is to be given to said executors in recovering and remitting to England the effects of said Howard, in whose hands soever they remain.
Memorandum: "the executors of Sir Philip Howard not being satisfied with this [royal] letter, it was not despatched at the Treasury Chambers: see [the above letter of April 21 as here given from] p. 230" [of the Plantations' Auditors' Letter Book].
April 21.Henry Guy to the Auditors of the [Crown] Land Revenue for a certificate what pensions, salaries to ministers, schoolmasters and other annual payments are charged upon the [Crown] land revenue for each county within your respective [auditorial] divisions and what part thereof remained [unpaid and] in arrear at Michaelmas last.Out Letters (General) XI, p. 81.
Same to Sir Edward Hales. Send my Lord your answer forthwith to the enclosed petition [missing] of Geo. Moor in which he prays the removal of the stop put upon his proceedings for a lease of lands discovered by him as enclosed from Delamere Forest; which stop has been put on in consequence of your petition to my Lords. What objection have you to a grant of the premises to petitioner?Ibid, p. 82.
Same to Visct. Preston [Keeper of the Great Wardrobe] to report on the two enclosed petitions [missing] of Ulster King of Arms and the three Pursuivants attending the Earl of Tyrconnel [Lord Deputy] in Ireland. praying for new coats to be provided for them.Ibid.
Same to the Board of Greencloth. It is the King's pleasure that Robert White, Coroner of the Verge, should be allowed 30l. per an. for his care and trouble in that office. You are to insert said sum on the establishment of the Household, as from Lady day last.Ibid.
Same to the Hamburg Company. The Treasury Lords will hear the Customs Commissioners and you on Monday week, May 2, next, concerning the proclamation relating to seizures of wool.Ibid, p. 83.
Same to the Customs Commissioners, enclosing a letter received to-day by the Treasury Lords from the Hamburg Company [concerning said Proclamation]. You are to attend at the above hearing.Ibid.
Treasury reference to the Navy Commissioners of the petition of Hen. Caple, praying payment of 77l. 18s. 6d. due to him for freight of a ship for transportation of naval stores to Gibraltar, without which money he cannot go to sea.Reference Book V, p. 64.
Same to Guicciardin Wentworth and William Aldworth, esq., of the petition of Mathew Dickinson, William Ellis, Thomas Robinson, Jno. Lumpkin, Samuel Smyth and Thomas Mayden as referred to the Treasury Lords by order of the King in Council dated Whitehall, Mar. 18 last.Ibid, pp. 64–5
Prefixing: said order in Council and said petition; the latter setting forth that the first four of the petitioners are freeholders of lands under the King in the ancient towns of Swineshead, co. Lincoln, "and pays yearly 4l. 7s. 8d."; which township to their great grief lies within the liberties of the Duchy Court of Lancaster; from which court by [or at the application of] the auditor thereof [i.e. of said Duchy] compulsory process or levari facias has lately issued to levy upon them above 20 years' arrears of rent from 1660 without notice; whereof petitioners, living remote, were acquainted by their tenants' goods being distrained to above the value of 500l.: that petitioners repaired to said town, where they found Benjamin Ayloff, a pretended messenger of that Court, Humphrey Chambers, James Litfoot, William Winter and others: and although petitioners' receipts were produced to them for the whole rents due from them from 1660 to 1686 and although petitioners tendered security the said Ayloff et al. would take no notice and albeit they had impounded petitioners' goods to an unreasonable value, yet they laid violent hands on petitioners, Dickinson and Ellis, and forced them to sit down and with great threats and many oaths swore if either of them stirred from the place he would run them through with his sword, which he then drew half out, and in fear and dread, and because of the great damage their cattle suffered in pound, one bullock being so bruised that he died, petitioners were enforced to pay Ayloff 120l. 15s. 0d., whereas in truth there is not one penny due from them, as they can prove by receipts. Further, that petitioners Smyth and Mayden are neither tenants nor householders of any lands within said Ayloff's charge, yet he distrained [the said] petitioners' goods and compelled them to pay 20l. part of said 122l. 15s. 0d., pretending that some like men's names were in his list. Therefore pray relief from such oppression, reparation for damage and return of their 122l. 15s. 0d.
April 21.Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Francis Southworth, merchant, for a fresh recommendation for a landwaiter's place, London port, petitioner having been found fit for such a place, but not obtaining it he made another voyage beyond the seas to clear his concerns there and withdraw all his effects "that he might have nothing to interrupt him in his Majesty's service."Reference Book V, p. 66.
Treasury warrant to the Treasurer's Remembrancer et al. to discharge and supersede all process issued against any Recusants whatsoever [whether Protestant Dissenters or Roman Catholics] upon account of their Recusancy or against their goods or lands: all as by the Treasury warrant of Mar. 8 last, supra, p. 1246, which directed such stay of process against Catholics; "and his Majesty having [now] declared that his grace and favour should extend to all his subjects as well Protestant Dissenters as Roman Catholics."Warrants not Relating to Money XII, p. 58.
April 22.Same to the Customs Cashier to pay to Lawrence Corbett, late a King's waiter, London port, 130l. for his service therein to 1685, June 24: the King having constituted Benjamin Skinner in his place and Corbett having by writing of this day's date released to the King all title to any arrears of salary for said office. (Henry Guy, dated same, to same to so pay same.)Money Book VIII, p 122. Disposition Book VI, p. 51.
Same to same to pay John Moore, gent., 63l. 15s. 0d. for salary to Mar. 14 last as a King's waiter, Bristol port; he having surrendered his said patent on that day, and having further by a writing of to-day's date released to the King all claim to any arrears of salary. (The like letter, ut supra, dated 26 [sic for 22] April.)Money Book VIII, p. 127. Disposition Book VI, p. 51.
Henry Guy to the Lord Chancellor. It is the King's pleasure that the stop which was put on the indenture for altering the trustees in part of the Queen Dowager's jointure be taken off and that same is to pass the great seal.Out Letters (General) XI, p. 82.
April 22.Henry Guy to the Customs Commissioners to deliver to Mr. Scott, the King's bookseller, for his Majesty's use, Customs free, two parcels of books of music for the King's Chapel arrived from Bruges in the ships of Edward de Wyne and Adrien de Rais.Out Letters (General) XI, p. 82.
Same to Mr. Fisher [Deputy Surveyor General of Crown Lands] to attend the Attorney General in order to his report to the Treasury Lords on the paper concerning the manor of Kirkby Moorside, co. Yorks, which is supposed to be reverted to the Crown by the death of the Duke of Buckingham.Ibid, pp. 83, 84.
(Same to the Attorney General to report on said matter.)
Same to Dr. Wynn. My Lords have laid before the King your paper concerning Mr. Furrance, the tinker of Lynn Regis, who was lately convicted of high treason at Norwich for clipping. It he has discovered two of his gang, as you say he has, and will give 600l. for his pardon you are to treat with him.Ibid, p. 83.
Same to Mr. Bridges, enclosing a letter [missing] of Mr. Edmd. Custis from Bruges. You are to search your books of accompts relating to that management and to report to my Lords thereon.Ibid.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt for a list of all orders registered in the Exchequer upon the Fee Farm rents which were stopped in December, 1671.Ibid.
Same to Lord Ossulston for a copy of the certificate of William Thomas, clerk of the cheque [of the Band of Gentlemen Pensioners], mentioned in Sir Robert Howard's report on your cravings.Ibid.
Same to Mr. Prettyman for a certificate of the state of your debt to the King at Christmas last [as Receiver of First Fruits].Ibid, p. 84.
Same to the Auditors of Imprests for a certificate of the abovesaid Prettyman's debt at Christmas, 1685, and Christmas, 1686, respectively.Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners. What is a fit recompence for Tyler, who seized two packets of lace belonging to Madame Bulkely, it being the Treasury Lords' pleasure that same shall be delivered to the proprietor.Ibid.
Treasury warrant to same to deliver to William Bowtell and Samuel Robertson, merchants, the Algier prize and her lading, ut supra, p. 1291; on their first giving bond in 700l. to carry same out of his Majesty's dominions without breaking bulk or sailing her with his Majesty's subjects, the danger of the seas excepted.Out Letters (Customs) XI, p. 38.
Treasury recommendation to the Hearthmoney Commissioners of Israell Feilding for the place of Receiver General of Hearthmoney for co. Yorks, Lincoln and Lancashire in place of the present Receiver, who is found exceedingly defective in his duty.Reference Book V, p. 66.
Prefixing: petition [? from said Feilding] for said appointment.
April 22.Treasury reference to Mr. Toll, Mr. Twitty, Mr. Lowndes, Mr. Townsend and Mr. Dove of the petition of John Dawson, one of the porters of the King's Household; petitioner shewing that he supplied Ralph Carter, late one of the Messengers of the Chamber, with several sums of money to enable him to perform his duty and that there is now due to him 50l. 12s. 0d. for moneys so lent and for disbursements about the funeral of said Carter; but that the administrator refuses to pay same: therefore praying that Carter's arrears be stopped till petitioner be satisfied.Reference Book V, p. 66.
Same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Tho. Harris for a landcarriageman's place [London port]; petitioner having been a sufferer for his loyalty.Ibid, p. 67.
Same to same of the petition of James Thomas for a coastwaiter's place [ibid.], he having served loyally for six years as a tidewaiter.Ibid.
April 22 and May 6.Treasury warrant to the Auditor concerned, to make allowance of 214l. 3s. 3d. to Thomas Baker in his account for two years as Receiver of Popish Recusants' Forfeitures for cos. Worcester, Gloucester and Monmouth. (Struck through and replaced on May 6 by a like warrant for allowing him 330l. 12s. 11d. thereon.)Warrants not Relating to Money XII, p. 52.
Prefixing: said Baker's petition and affidavit, shewing that he has expended 330l. 12s. 11d. in said service.
April 22.Entry of the Treasury Lords' signature of the docquet of an in custodiam lease under the Exchequer seal to John Pery and Edward Buckley of divers lands and tenements in co. Southampton belonging to William Bratling extended for debt: at a rental of 10d. per an. and fine of 1s. 8d.Ibid, p. 53.
Treasury warrant to the Clerk of the Pipe for a lease to John Sibley of Tiverton of a parcel of waste land called Elmore in Tiverton, co. Devon, containing 20 acres abutting east on the land of William Deyman of Tiverton, and west on lands of Edward Cheek of Exeter, brewer, and James Lugg of Tiverton, innholder, and north on Hurlock's Lane and the land of John Blundell, and south on the rivulet called Lowman. The present lease to be for 99 years from Lady day last at 20s. per an. rent, payable on the [recovery to the Crown and] quiet enjoyment of the premises.Ibid, pp. 53–4, 58
Prefixing: (a) constat of the premises and memorandum thereon by John Fisher, Deputy Surveyor General of Crown Lands.
Appending: (b) undated entry of the [Treasury Lords' signature of the] docquet of a demise to Robert, Lord Hunsdon for James Calwoodleigh (at the nomination of John Sibley) of a piece of waste land in Tiverton, co. Devon [being the above premises] for the above term.
The Treasury Lords to the Lord Deputy of Ireland. The King has had the [Irish] Establishment read over to him with your observations thereon. Please send a speedy answer to the following particulars, viz.: (1) who is the landlord of the Parliament House at Dublin and what estate or interest has the King in it; under what rent or how is it leased or granted to Mr. Robinson and can the King buy it outright or relinquish it to the landlord and whether in the last case his Majesty upon the calling of a Parliament can suddenly be supplied with a convenient house for that purpose?Out Letters (Ireland) V p. 27.
(2) Is the Earl of Meath's patent for his office of Ranger of Phœnix Park and Master of the Game a patent for life or what?
(3) What is the tenour of the patent by which Sir Robert Reading claims 500l. a year; and what will be sufficient to maintain the lighthouses for which he claims it?
(4) What constant payments or contingents are paid by concordatum in a particular list or account of the same?
(5) Who is Mary Smith named in the list of pensions; and upon what considerations and by what grant has she the 40l. per an.?
(6) The like as to Widow Awbrey for her 52l. per an.
(7) The like as to Mr. Cuff for his 40l. per an.
(8) The like as to Mr. Carr for his 40l. per an.
(9) Why was the pension of 500l. per an. granted to Sir James Cuff et al.?
(10) Why has Mr. Cuff the 10l. per an. which Major Stanly had?
(11) How is Sir John Davis entitled to the pension of 200l. per an., viz. upon what condition has that new addition been made?
April 22.Henry Guy to the Revenue Commissioners, Ireland. The Treasury Lords have given a further three months' leave of absence to Martin Perse, collector of Dungarvan, ut supra, p. 1307.Out Letters (Ireland) V, p. 29.
The Treasury Lords to the Lord Deputy of Ireland, enclosing the petition and certificate [missing] of Patrick Smith praying to be made collector of his Majesty's revenue [of Customs] in Drogheda. He is to be presented for such employment as he is qualified for.Ibid.
April 25.Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt for a certificate forthwith of what orders [registered] on the fee farm rents now remain unsatisfied.Out Letters (General) XI, p. 84.
Treasury reference to Mr. Blathwayt of the petition of Colonel Nicho. Spencer, Secretary of the Colony of Virginia; praying some compensation for the great charge he was at in that government upon the departure of Lord Colepeper, viz. for nine months' service as President of the Council of Virginia from the departure of said Lord Colepeper in June, 1683, to the arrival of Lord Howard in Feb. following.Reference Book V, p. 67. Out Letters (Plantations Auditor) I, pp. 230–1.
April 26.Report by said Blathwayt on said Col. Spencer's petition. On Lord Colepeper's last coming from Virginia 1683, June 2, said Col. Nicholas Spencer, his Majesty's Secretary of the Colony, was proclaimed President of the Council and continued therein till the arrival of Lord Howard, the present Governor, 1683–4, Feb. 10. He therein behaved himself well as appears by the annexed address [missing] of the Council of Virginia, "whereby it further appears that during his Presidentship the country was much disquieted by the frequent inrodes of the Senequa Indians, by reason whereof he was forced to reside near James City, 80 miles from his own habitation"; for which trouble he has had no compensation. By a warrant of 1682, Dec. 10, it was directed that a moiety of the salary of the Governor in Chief of Virginia should in his absence be paid to the Lieut.Governor or Commander-in-Chief. If the President of the Council be understood as within the intention of that order petitioner would be entitled to such half salary for the above period, which moiety would be 666l. 13s. 4d. If otherwise understood (and considering also that Lord Howard has already received by the King's order the whole salary from 1683, Sept. 28, the date of his commission) petitioner can only rest on the King's bounty.Out Letters (Plantations Auditor) I, p. 231.
April 26.Royal warrant to the Attorney General to acknowledge satisfaction upon record of the sum of 100,060l. which the Crown did recover by judgment in the King's Bench against John Dutton Colt in an action upon the Statute of Scandalum magnatum; the King being now graciously disposed to extend mercy and favour to him.King's Warrant Book XII, p. 84.
Same to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for the payment to Sir Charles Cotterell, junr., now Master of the Ceremonies, of the annuity of 100l. in lieu and recompence of all allowances by bills or otherwise which the Master of the Ceremonies did usually receive out of the Office of the Treasurer of the Chamber and in lieu of all arrears of the same: the said annuity to be payable quarterly from Christmas last during pleasure.Ibid, p. 85.
Same to James, Duke of Ormonde, Lord High Steward of the Household, and to the rest of the Board of Greencloth to allow and pay the following particulars to the respective persons named and to place the items on the accounts of the Household ended 1685, June 30, they being comprised in the estimate of the arrears of the Household to the said time: the said items remaining still unpaid, part whereof were due in the time of Charles II and part since, viz.:—Ibid, p. 86.
l.s.d.
for the Queen Dowager's Catholic servants, ever paid by special warrant25584
to Mr. Chaplaine, Gentleman Usher Quarter Waiter, and three of his associates for want of allowance of board wages21900
to Cha. Morgan for books, parchments and writing establishments10000
to Mr. Ridges, for sumpter cloths3000
for the hire of an Office for the Cofferer for payment of money for two years3000
for Agnes Massonett, late laundress of the [Greencloth] Board to Charles II1500
to Capt. Potts for an ice house at Windsor2000
to St. John Mitton, esq., Groom of the Privy Chamber, for want of allowance for one quarter500
to John Clement, esq., for the hire of carts for the carriage of goods etc.100
£67584
April 26.Royal warrant to James, Duke of Ormonde, to pass, allow and pay the following establishment which the King has thought fit to order for the Royal Chapel which he has lately built in the Palace of Whitehall, viz. to a total of 2,042l. per an., to be payable quarterly from Christmas last "according to the custom of our Household payments," viz..King's Warrant Book XII, p. 87.
[per an.]
l.
two Sacristans at 50l. each100
two Vergers at 50l. each100
six preachers at 60l. each360
four chaplains at 80l. each320
assistants50
organist100
assistant to the organist20
seven chapel boys, for diet, washing, fireing and servants' wages300
to same, for clothes, linen, hats, shoes, stockings at 10l. each70
for a master to teach them30
for house rent for them40
a porter50
a seamstress and washer40
to clean the tribune and plate of the Sacrista20
to make the wafers10
two cushion men, 10l. each20
to clean the marble10
wax candles, torches etc.230
tallow candles25
weeke [wick] and oil for lamp12
wine for the altar110
incense and perfumes15
for fuel, [which] by computation may come to50
[Exchequer] fees and charges in receiving the money30
£2,042
Same to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for a grant and assignment to James Deely of the parish of St. Clement's Danes, Middlesex (at the nomination of Dame Elizabeth Carre, relict of Sir Robert Carre), of the recognizance of 5,000l. given in Chancery 1681–2, Feb. 23, by the said Sir Robert Carre to Richard Kent for the true payment to him of 2,550l. on the following June 25, which said recognizance was discovered and seized into the King's hands by virtue of an inquisiton taken at the Guildhall, London, 1682, May 11, before Thomas Pilkington, esq., and Samuel Shute, esq., sheriffs of London, by the oaths of Thomas Pownsett et al.: the said inquisition being taken under a writ of extent out of the Exchequer in Easter term, 1682 (1682, May 3), which writ recited that the said Richard Kent, as Receiver General and Cashier of Customs, was indebted to Charles II in divers sums amounting to 6,000l. and more by reason of his said office.Ibid, pp. 88–90.
The present grant is to be to the said Deely or his assigns etc., to his or their own use, of the said recognizance and penalty of 5,000l. and of all the Crown's title to the same or to the lands or goods of the said Sir Robert Carre and with all powers to him of suing for and recovering same from the heirs etc. of said Carre and with assurance that no extent or process be made hereafter upon the said recognizance save at the request of said Deely; and the said recognizance is hereby to be delivered to said Deely to be cancelled or dealt with as he see fit.
April 26.Royal warrant to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for the issue, out of unappropriated moneys in the Exchequer, of such sums to the Keeper of the Privy Purse as the Treasury Lords shall think necessary by way of imprest for the provision of Angel gold "or otherwise medals or pieces of Crown gold" to be used by the King in healing, and for the charges attending the said service.King's Warrant Book XII, p. 90.
Same to same for a same for payment to William Skinner of all sums due to him from time to time half yearly for interest at 6 per cent. from Jan. 1 last on 1,500l. as follows.Ibid, pp. 91–2.
By the privy seal of 1676, July 31, Charles II did direct payment of 6per cent. interest for 1,500l., part of a 5,000l. order, No. 41, registered on fee farm rents in the name of William Ashburnham, lace Cofferer of the Household; which 1,500l. was afterwards assigned to John (now Sir John) Lethieullier: but the said privy seal determining by the death of Charles II no payment of interest can be made thereon without a privy seal as herein. Further, William Skinner, son and executor of William Skinner, late of Hull, merchant, has by petition represented that the name of said Lethieullier was only used therein in trust for said Skinner, senr., and that 495l. arrears of interest remained due up to Jan. 1 last: and the said Lethieullier by deed dated 1682, Nov. 25, acknowledged that his name was only used therein for said Skinner.
Care is to be taken that no further interest is to be paid to said Lethieullier. Further, the said 495l. for 5½ years' interest to Jan. 1 last is hereby to be paid to said Skinner.
Royal sign manual for 1,550l. to Henry Guy, for secret service, without account: to be issued on the 20,000l. privy seal dormant of April 21 inst. (Money warrant dated April 27 hereon. Money order dated April 28 hereon.)Ibid, p. 93. Money Book VIII, p. 127. Order Book II, p. 53.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Cashier to pay 182l. to Christopher Sheene, late one of the King's waiters, London port, for his service therein till 1686, June 24, the King having by patent of Aug. 7 last constituted John Ward to the said Sheene's office and Sheene having by writing released to the King all title to any arrears of said salary. (Henry Guy to same, dated same, to so pay same.)Money Book VIII, p. 127. Disposition Book VI, p. 53.
Money warrant for 1,300l. to Roger, Earl of Castlemaine, for three months to April 3 inst. on his ordinary as Ambassador Extraordinary to Rome. (Money order dated April 28 hereon.)Money Book VIII, p. 127. Order Book II, p. 53.
April 26.Treasury warrant to the Customs Cashier to pay Tho. Doyly 25l. for 1687, Lady day quarter, on his annuity. (Henry Guy, dated same, to same to pay same.)Money Book VIII, p. 130. Disposition Book VI, p. 53.
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. 51–2.
l.s.d.
Out of the Customs.
to the Earl of Ranelagh for the Forces9,00000
to the Earl of Castlemaine, for Lady day quarter [on his ordinary]1,30000
to the Treasurer of the Navy for [the Navy] creditors, being the fourth payment1,00000
to Sir Stephen Fox, the fourth payment80000
to me [Guy] for secret service1,05000
to the Treasurer of the Ordnance for [one week on] the ordinary [of the Office of Ordnance]1,00000
to the Lord President [of the Privy Council] for this quarter [on his diet]37500
[to ditto] more for two years' fee at the Exchequer20000
to Sir John Heath8000
Out of the impost on wine and vinegar.
to the Treasurer of the Navy on account of 400,000l. [for the Naval service for] a year from 1686, Lady day7,00000
Out of the Excise.
to the Earl of Ranelagh for the Forces2,00000
to Mr. Lloyd, the Paymaster of the Works, on the arrear of the new buildings in the Privy Garden in Whitehall50000
to ditto on account of the alterations there50000
Out of the Hearthmoney.
to the Cofferer of the Household2,50000
to Mr. Griffin, Treasurer of the Chamber, for the late King's watermen53830
to me [Guy] for secret service30000
to the workmen at Windsor for the making of the engine on the assignment made to them by Sir Samuel Morland (which assignment is entered before the Auditor of the Receipt)89583
Out of the Letter Office money.
to Lord Alington's executors40000
to me [Guy] for secret service20000
(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 nine Customs items: the secret service payment to Guy being made up of two sums of 1,000l. and 50l.)
(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 Excise the above three Excise items [payable out of the Exchequer], together with the following items [payable direct out of the Excise Office on tallies], viz. 1,500l. towards the Queen Dowager's quarter; 892l. 13s. 0d. for the [quarter's salary of the] inferior officers of the Excise; 1,500l. towords the Princess [of Denmark's] quarter: and for the Hearthmoney the above four Hearthmoney items [payable out of the Exchequer], together with the following item [payable direct out of the Hearthmoney Office], viz. 567l. 10s. 0d. for the quarter's salary bill of the Hearthmoney Office.)
(Same to Mr. Griffin, Treasurer of the Chamber, to pay to the late King's watermen the above 538l. 3s. 0d.)
April 26.Henry Guy to the Earl of Ailesbury. If you have any objections to the report concerning Mr. Sawyer send them to my Lords forthwith.Out Letters (General) XI p. 84.
Same to Mr. Pepys. The Treasury Lords desire to speak with you when the King comes here [to the Treasury Chambers] this afternoon.Ibid.
Same to Mr. Blathwayte. Has Col. Walrond yet paid in the 500l.?Ibid.
Same to Mr. Pepys to report on the enclosed petition and papers [all missing] of Capt. Shovell praying payment of 234l. 5s. 8d. due to him.Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to deliver, Customs free, 100 yards of grey cloth now on board the Elizabeth from Lisbon, William Penn master, being for habits for the use of the Queen Dowager's chapel.Ibid.
Same to same to report on the enclosed order of Council [missing] made upon the petition of the Eastland merchants against the remission of the aliens' duties. Is there any order [made] for remitting the said duties?Ibid, p. 85.
Same to Visct. Preston enclosing (a) infra. What is there in arrear to petitioners for liveries?Ibid.
Appending: (a) petition to the Treasury Lords from Sir Richard May, Baron of the Exchequer, and Brook Bridges and Thomas Done, Auditors of Imprests; shewing that by their patents they are entitled to the following vestures out of the Great Wardrobe, viz.: Baron May 12l. 17s. 4d. per an. and the said auditors 5l. 1s. 0d. each per an.: therefore praying payment of the arrears thereon.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to attend the Treasury Lords on Thursday next at the hearing of the business of the free ships in Jamaica.Ibid.
Same to the Hamburg Company. On the 21st I desired you to be at the Treasury next Monday concerning the Proclamation relating to seizures of wool. My Lords desire that a competent number of the principal men of your Committee or Court of Assistants should attend.Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to send to my Lords the officer who seized Madam Bulkley's lace.Ibid.
April 26.Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to establish a preventive officer at Holyhead in Beaumaris port by adding another waiter and searcher to the establishment of that port and to employ Charles Sutton as such additional officer and that he and Thomas Bedson, the present waiter, may officiate there for three months alternately for preventing frauds.Out Letters (Customs) XI, pp. 38, 39, 40.
Lionell Skinner (an extraordinary tidesman, London port) as a tidesman in fee ibid. loco Valentine Morley.
Samuel Gorson (a same ibid.) as a same ibid. loco Richard Andrews, preferred to be surveyor, waiter and searcher in Woodbridge port.
Abram Hough as waiter and searcher in Newhaven port, a member of Chichester port loco Daniel Hawkins, lately dismissed. In accordance with the establishment lately approved by the Earl of Rochester, Hough is to act for the Comptroller and searcher at Chichester and to have their fees at Newhaven or to be allowed 20l. per an. by them and to have 20l. per an. from the King.
William Stoakes (Stokes) (an extraordinary tidesman, Liverpool port) to be established as an additional tidesman there; there being already ten tidesmen of the said port, including the two boatmen, who are tidesmen also, to make up the number to twelve with the officer at Sankey Bridge.
Treasury reference to Sir Christopher Wren of the petition of John Thompson et al workmen at Winchester; shewing that they were employed on the King's new building at Winchester and were contracted with at ready money rates; that there is 5,000l. due to them for work done now almost two years past: therefore praying payment thereof for their subsistence.Reference Book V, p. 67
Same to same of the petition of Tho. Dimock for repairs and building conveniences in the lion office ("Lyon Office") at the Tower for several beasts and fowls to be sent from St. James's Park thither by the King's order.Ibid.
Same to Owen Wynne, Warden of the Mint, of the petition of Christopher Carr, praying some consideration for his services in discovering several clippers, eight whereof have been convicted.Ibid.
Same to the Navy Officers [Commissioners] of the petition of the shipwrights, caulkers and other workmen belonging to his Majesty's Dock Yard at Chatham; praying payment of the three quarters [of a year's] arrears of wages due to them, they being reduced to great necessities.Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of William Hering for a place in the Customs in Hampshire.Ibid, p. 68.
Same to same of Ben. Gladman's petition for a tidewaiter's place [London port]; he having been ever loyal.Ibid.
Same to William Hewer of the petition of William Dod and John Fortescue, praying payment of 12l. 19s. 0d. due to them from one Leviston, a soldier at Tangier, which money is stopped in said Hewer's hands.Ibid.
April 26.Treasury reference to the officers of the Mint of the petition of Charles Atherton, shewing that he ought to have succeeded on the death of John George as Master Plumber of the Mint, but the Mint officers have admitted one John Cock [thereto].Reference Book V, p. 67.
Same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Samuell Shepheard, shewing that he lately landed 26 tuns of French wine and paid duty thereon, but same were staved in in the Customs warehouse. Therefore prays to be allowed to import so much wine Customs free.Ibid.
Same to Mr. Fisher [Deputy Surveyor General of Crown Lands] of the petition of Ann Byerley, widow, and Ann Byerley, her daughter, administratrix of Richard Hutton, esquire, deceased; shewing that in 1683, July 26, a new lease was ordered to be passed to said Hutton of the tithes of Hooton Pagnell, Clayton, Frickley and Shippons in co. Yorks on his surrender of his term in being; that in November following he executed said surrender, but died before the lease passed: therefore praying that the lease may be passed to them.Ibid, p. 71.
The Treasury Lords to the Revenue Commissioners, Ireland. By the account contained in your letter of the 16th inst. we find that 4,400l. 0s. 07/8d. remains in the hands of the Receiver General [of the Revenue, Ireland] and of the collectors, for the half subsidy of goods imported directly from the Plantations into Ireland in 1685 and for the Plantation duty collected in 1686 (over and above the sums allowed for exchange and the payment of 2,570l. 5s. 2d. which was made to the Portsmouth yacht). We desire you to speedily remit the said 4,400l. 0s. 07/8d. to London to the hands of Richard Kent, Receiver General and Cashier of Customs, for his Majesty's use: and at the same time to send a certificate thereof to Gyles Lytcot, Comptroller General of the accounts of the Customs, for him to charge the said Kent therewith.Out Letters (Ireland) V, p. 28.
Same to the Lord Deputy of Ireland to find some employment in the Customs for Mr. Edy Lacy, who prays to be made Collector and Receiver of his Majesty's Revenue in the county and city of Limerick or Cork.Ibid, p. 29.
April 27.Royal letters patent constituting Sir Richard Allibone, kt. (Serjeant at Law) to be a Justice of the King's Bench: during pleasure.King's Warrant Book XII, p. 94.
April 28.Same constituting Thomas Powell (Sergeant at Law) to be one of the Barons of the Coif of the Exchequer: during pleasure.Ibid, pp. 94–5.
Money warrant for 400l. to the executors of William, late Lord Alington, to complete half a year to 1684, Michaelmas, on his 1,000l. a year as late Constable of the Tower.Money Book VIII, p. 128.
Same for 140l. 16s. 3d. to Sackville Tufton for 2¼ years to Lady day last on his fee of 20l. per an. and 4d. a day as Captain and Keeper of the blockhouse of West Tilbury in Essex, and also Captain and Keeper of the Blockhouse near Gravesend in Kent; which offices were granted him by patent dated 1684–5, Mar. 7.Ibid.
April 28.Money warrant for 250l. to Henry, Duke of Grafton, for last Lady day quarter on his pension of 1,000l. per an. as by the privy seal of 1685, Sept. 28: to be paid by tally on the First Fruits. (Money order dated May 7 hereon.)Money Book VIII, p. 128. Order Book II, p. 56.
Same for 375l. to Robert, Earl of Sunderland, for last Lady day quarter's allowance in lieu of diet as President of the Privy Council. (Money order dated April 30 hereon.)Money Book VIII, p. 129. Order Book II, p. 53.
Same dormant for the fee of 100l. per an. to said Earl of Sunderland as one of his Majesty's Principal Secretaries of State.Money Book VIII, p. 129.
Same for 240l. to Mary Bointon for two years to Christmas last on her pension, being grown due thereon since the King's accession.Ibid.
Henry Guy to the Customs Commissioners to attend the Committee for Trade [and Plantations] this afternoon concerning the Jamaica business.Out Letters (General) XI, p. 86.
I enclose you Mr. Smithsby's letter [missing] concerning Mr. Kingston's horses. What has usually been done in like cases?
Same to Mr. Blaithwait, enclosing the Customs Commissioners' report concerning ships' freedoms [naturalizations] at Jamaica and the logwood trade and other papers annexed thereto [all missing]. They are to be made use of at the hearing this afternoon before the Committee for Trade [and Plantations]. As they are all original papers you are to return them to me.Ibid.
Same to the Earl of Ranelagh [Paymaster of the Forces] to report on the enclosed petition [missing, ut supra, p. 642] of Dr. Thomas Lawrence for an allowance for attending his Majesty's Hospital at Hounslow all the last campaign [against the rebels in the West]. (Same, dated same, to Mr. Blathwait [as Secretary to the Forces] to attend the Earl of Ranelagh herein.)Ibid.
Same to Mr. Parker at Honington, near Shipston-onStour, co. Worcester [Warwick], to attend the Treasury Lords with your grant of the office of searcher of Sandwich port; otherwise my Lords will suspend you therefrom.Ibid.
Same to the Earl of Ranelagh to report on the enclosed letter [missing] from Sir Robert Holmes desiring that the Forces in the Isle of Wight and Hurst Castle may be paid by the Collector of Customs there.Ibid.
Same to Mr. Fisher [Deputy Surveyor of Crown Lands] to report on (a) infra, what repairs are wanting there and how far is the lessee obliged to do same.Ibid, p. 87.
Appending: (a) paper by William East concerning the manor of Staughton Magna. By lease, dated 1660–1, Mar. 13, Charles II demised to Robert, Lord Mandeville, son of the Earl of Manchester, then Chamberlain of the Household, the said manor and the capital messuage thereof, formerly the estate of Valentine Walton, at 100l. per an. rent with covenant to repair; and afterwards granted the said rent to the Duke of York. By the death of the said [Robert who succeeded as] Earl of Manchester, the premises came to the possession of Anne, Countess of Manchester, and part thereof have been recovered against her by Charles Walton, which part, so recovered, the present King has purchased of said Walton in trustees' names to preserve the said rent from being extinguished. The said rent is much in arrear and the manor house is very ruinous and part thereof fallen down, as also several of the outhouses.
April 28.Henry Guy to the Earl of Ranelagh to report on the enclosed petition and accompt and papers annexed of Col. Peircy Kirke et al.Out Letters (General) XI, p. 88.
Appending: (a) said petition of Col. Peircy Kirke [et al.], the Field Officers and Captains of the Queen Dowager's Regiment of Foot: shewing that in the late rebellion in the west the King ordered 500l. to be advanced to them by the Paymaster of the Forces for clothing recruits then levied, but that the present Paymaster deducts the said 500l. from the pay of the Regiment, "which lies very heavy upon the several Captains": therefore pray an order for said 500l.
(b) Note only of an accompt of equipage bought for recruits of five Companies of the above Regiment, amounting to 552l. 19s. 0d.: with note of three certificates annexed from tradesmen who furnished the accoutrements. (Same to Mr. Blathwayt to attend the Earl of Ranelagh in the above matter.)
Same to the Customs Commissioners to deliver the two packets of lace to Madame Bulkly on her first paying 20l. to Mr. Tyler, the officer who seized them.Ibid.
Treasury reference to same of the petition of James Smith of Hull, merchant, for the place of Comptroller of Boston port.Reference Book V, p. 68.
Same to Mr. Graham and Mr. Burton of the petition of Mary Deane, widow of Tho. Deane, praying payment of 17l. expended by her said husband as a Commissioner for inquisition as to concealed lands in Delamere Forest and for some gratuity for his services therein; he having got a fit of sickness therein, from which he died.Ibid, p. 69.
Same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Micha. Peters, shewing that he was appointed a landwaiter, London port loco Sampson Thompson, with said Thompson's salary, but the Customs Commissioners will only allow him half thereof.Ibid, p. 74.
The Treasury Lords to the Lord Deputy of Ireland, enclosing the petition of Mr. Nicholas White. Have him-examined for some employment in the revenue, Ireland.Out Letters (Ireland) V, p. 29.
April 29.Treasury warrant dormant to the Customs Cashier to pay Nicholas Booker's salary of 12l. per an. as searcher of Customs, Hull port: and to pay 9l. thereon for three quarters to June 24 last. (Henry Guy to same, dated same, to so pay same.)Money Book VIII, p. 130. Disposition Book VI, p. 53.
Money warrant for 75l. to Dame Sophia Stuart for last Lady day quarter on her pension.Money Book VIII, p. 130.
April 29.Money warrant for 1,372l. 10s. 0d. to Thomas Felton and William Chiffinch for one year to 1685, Christmas, on the several fees or allowances of 182l. 10s. 0d. per an., 30l. for each lunary month and 800l. per an. for their office of Master of the Hawks granted to them for life.Money Book VIII, p. 131.
Same for 80l. to Sir John Heath for two years to Christmas last on his fee as one of the King's Learned Counsel in the Law.Ibid.
Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 5,000l. to the Treasurer of the Navy out of the loans on the linen and tobacco duties: same being to be applied towards repayment of what has been advanced to said Treasurer out of the duties on tobacco "and is to be applied by the Navy Board to the same uses that the loans were." (Same, dated same, to Mr. Stephens, Cashier to the Navy Treasurer, to have said 5,000l. despatched at the Exchequer and to apply same as above.)Disposition Book VI, p. 53.
Same to the Earl of Clarendon to attend the Treasury Lords to inform them in the particulars of the state and condition of the revenue of Ireland as it stood at the time of your leaving that government "and of such other matters as, in respect of his Majesty's service, may be necessary for their Lordships to know."Out Letters (General) XI, p. 87.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt for a list of all tallies levied at the Exchequer on the late managers of the Hearthmoney for five years ended 1684, Lady day, viz. whether upon their advance money, their rent or the surplus. In particular please distinguish the tallies levied for interest [due to said Managers].Ibid.
Same to the abovesaid late Hearthmoney Managers to deliver to the Auditors all the tallies and vouchers relating to your account of Hearthmoney for the above period.Ibid, p. 89.
Same to Mr. Wardour [Clerk of the Pells] to take care that none of the abovesaid Hearthmoney Managers' tallies be innovated at the Exchequer without the Treasury Lords' knowledge.Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners, enclosing an account [missing, see supra, pp. 1297–8] of the charge of management of the Wine Licence revenue.Ibid.
Treasury reference to Mr. Fillingham, Mr. Hall, Mr. Lowndes and Mr. Ryley of the petition of Sir John Bucknall; shewing that Charles II demised (under the great seal of Ireland) the 5s. per ton on French shipping, commonly called the French tunnage [i.e. so far as concerned Ireland only] to Sir Geo. Carterett and Daniell Oneale for 21 years from 1661, Oct. 20, at 200l. per an. rent: that afterwards, not knowing of this grant, Charles II did by grant under the great seal of England 1667, Dec. 7, grant said duty in both England and Ireland to Sir William Bucknall and Robt. Huntington for four years from 1667, Oct. 20, at 1,800l. per an. rent: that about Feb., 1667–8, the said Sir William Bucknall acquainted the Treasury Lords with said Carterett's grant and that he could not in consequence enjoy the said duty in Ireland: and for that reason he paid 4,800l. into the Exchequer for four years' rent of [said duty in] England only at 1,200l. per an.: that this is a just proportion, viz. 1,200l. for England and 600l. for Ireland, and was so adjudged by the then Treasury Lords, who afterwards advised Charles II to lease said duty in England only at 1,200l. per an. rent to Sir William Bucknall for ten years and two months from 1671, Oct. 20; "which lease after Sir William Bucknall had enjoyed three years, and the rent paid as the lease directed, was surrendered into his Majesty's hands": petitioner therefore prays that the said 600l. a year in respect of [said four years' lease of said duty in] Ireland may be discharged by privy seal.Reference Book V, p. 70.
April 29.Treasury warrant to the Clerk of the Pipe for a lease to the Mayor etc. of the borough of Macclesfield of encroachments, ut supra, pp. 1259–60, 1300, in trust for the use of said borough and on terms ut ibid.Warrants not Relating to Money XII, pp. 59–67, 84.
Prefixing and appending: (a) Constat and memorandum by John Fisher, Deputy Surveyor General of Crown Lands, dated 1687, April 27 inst., of the group of new encroachments in said borough, viz. piece of land with small edifices on it called two "les Out Hes" and little Gable End adjoining the house of Jonathan Pickford called the Malt House; a cottage and garden in the tenure of Henry Pigott; three cottages and two gardens in that of James Barlow, George Goodwyn and — Harpur; a cottage, orchard and little fold in that of John Blagge; part of a cottage in that of Frances Chalton, widow, [all] situate in the place called Waters: a cottage and garden in the tenure of William Lathorn [Lathom], junr.; a ditto in that of John Savil; and ditto and two gardens in that of John Greaves; ditto in that of Robert Harpur; ditto in that of Samuel Mortershead, [all] situate in the place called the Common Side: a piece of land with a small bay of building upon it in the tenure of Humphry Simpson; a piece of land built on by William Roylance adjoining land of the Earl of Derby, [all] situate in a place called Wallgate: two cottages and a garden in the tenure of Hugh Hollingshed and Thomas Hollinshed; a cottage in that of Laur[ence] Warrington; a croft in that of Geor[ge] Clarke; a cottage and garden in that of William Oldham, [all] situate in a place called Water Coates: a cottage in the tenure of John Shepley; a ditto in that of John Davenport; a cottage and garden in that of John Bayly, [all] situate in a place called Broken Cross: a cottage in the tenure of Joan Lees, widow; a ditto in that of James Barber; a ditto in that of Francis Broadhurst; two ditto in that of Thomas Oakes, [all] situate in a place called Longmess: a cottage in the tenure of Robert Birtles in a place called Backlane: a croft in the tenure of Henry Orme; a piece of land called the Fouldstead in the tenure of Ann Watson in a place called Goose Lane; a piece of land with a building called the Outshead on it, late in the tenure of George Burgis, deceased; a part of a mansion house in the tenure of Sarah Stockley in the place called Jordain Gate: half a small edifice in the tenure of William Hunt; a little cote in the tenure of Edward Blagg; a ditto in that of William Ruston: a foulsted in that of the heirs of William Jackson, deceased, [all] situated in the street called Back Street: a wall 18½ yards long by ½ yard broad in the tenure of Richard Johnson.
The abovesaid new encroachments on the waste of the Crown manor have been made since the ancient grant of 17 James I and are certified Jan. 10 last by Richard Leigh, esq., one of the Commissioners appointed to survey same by Treasurer Southampton's warrant dated 1664, July 21.
(b) Particular of the ancient encroachments, ut supra ibid. and memorandum thereon by said Fisher dated April 27 inst.
A cottage on the waste called Whelley wast in the tenure of Margarett Fallowes; three acres of land lately enclosed without the said waste lying west of the house of Widow Jackson and late in the tenure of Edward Barlow, Francis Barlow, Randolph Barlow and Edward Barlow; a piece of land eight yards by sixteen yards encroached on the waste called Long Moss on the north side thereof with a cottage thereon late in the tenure of William Dean; a small piece of land encroached on the west of said Long Moss west of the abovesaid cottage and whereon stand six bays of housing in the tenure of John Ridgeway; a quarter of an acre [with] a foulidstead lately encroached on the waste before the house of John Broadhurst and now used with the said house and in his tenure, being three roods long and one rood broad; a piece of land eight yards by sixteen yards encroached on the waste called Whelley waste lying east of Whelley Lane in the tenure of Thomas Lowe; a small piece of land ten yards square late encroached, on which are five bays of building and a garden plot four yards square in the tenure of John Alecock; a piece of land four yards by three yards late encroached and now used as a garden plot and adjoining the house of James Johnson; and a like garden plot adjoining the house of Henry Higginbotham and in his tenure; a cottage built south of the church of Macclesfield and in the tenure of John Blagg; a parcel of land 16 yards by 20 yards without the waste lying east of the stream there and in the tenure of Henry Cherrey; the kiln [common oven] containing a bay, built on the waste for the use of the Corporation, with the outhouse thereof; a parcel of land two rods by six rods with two bays of building thereon in the tenure of George Day; a cottage and backside near the stream in the tenure of Ellen Shoure; a cottage and garden near the stream in the tenure of Richard Small; a piece of land and thereon three bays of building and a small yard in the tenure of Ralph Jackson; a cottage and garden near the stream in the tenure of John Davenport; a parcel of land with two bays of building thereon in the tenure of Christopher Lound; a parcel of land containing two acres abutting west on the forest of Macclesfield with three bays of building thereon in the tenure of William Whitley; a kiln [oven] five yards square, built on the waste called Blacklowe Waste and in the tenure of Francis German; a parcel of land in the street called Jordaingate in front of the tenement of Philip Andrew on which is a porch erected in front of the said tenement; a parcel of land in the street called Milnestreet in front of the tenement of Law[rence] Clarke; a ditto in the street called Backstreet in front of the tenement of William Bradford, with a porch built thereon in front of the said tenement; a parcel of land six yards by two yards adjoining the house of William Robotham [? abutting on] the churchyard, with a building thereon on two posts; a piece of land lying north of the churchyard and in front of the house of Thomas Pickering and with a porch thereon before said house; a parcel of land in the street called Jordaingate in front of the house of Leonard Potts with an outshead or pentice standing thereon built on two posts; a parcel of land in the street called Chistergate before the house there of Robert Symecock, with an outshade [outshed] standing thereon built on two posts; a parcel of land containing four yards square in front of the house of Thomas Allen the smith on which is a pentice built on two posts; a parcel of land three yards by half a yard on which is built a wall adjoining the house of Thomas Bollington; a parcel of land at the upper end of the lane called Dog Lane on which part of a swine cote is built; a parcel of land 18 feet by 1½ feet with the wall built thereon and in the tenure of Robert Millington; a piece of land encroached by George Norburie next the house late of John Stabbs and with a bay of building thereon; a piece of land with part of a barn built thereon containing two bays and in the tenure of George Norbury; a parcel of land with an outshade built thereon on two posts in front of the house of George Orme; a parcel of land two yards by half a yard with [something] thereon built by Ralph Blagge; a parcel of land eight yards by six inches with a wall thereon built by Francis Jackson; a parcel of land 1½ yards square with a cote thereon in the tenure of William David; a parcel of land 12 yards by 1¼ yards with the outshade thereon, late in the tenure of Francis Pott and Francis Warrington; a parcel of land three yards by 1½ yards in the tenure of Margaret Brasier, widow; a ditto with a wall thereon in the tenure of John Smithurst; a parcel of land five yards by half a yard encroached without the waste by Thomas Taylor with a wall thereon in the market place and in the tenure of Hen. Wood; a parcel of land seven yards by one yard in the market place of the said borough on which is erected part of a house in the tenure of Thomas Stapleton.
Likewise all mines and pits of coal opened or hereafter to be opened within the waste of said manor, with full liberty to work same for the term of the lease as herein excepting all other mines [royal or metal etc.] and quarries.
The lessees to keep twice in every year the Courts Baron and Courts Leet within said borough; to plant every year a sufficient number of ash or elm trees upon the premises and not to let down the surface by any coal mining. (3) Undated entry of [the Treasury Lords' signature of] the docquet of this lease.
April 30.Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition to the King from Sarah Mortimer, widow of Dr. Mortimer, physician to Charles I, "who attended him on the scaffold"; petitioner shewing that she was sister to Sir Isaac Arston, who furnished Thomas Killegrew with moneys for the use of the King [Charles II] and his royal brother in their exile; that the said Sir Isaac afterwards meeting with losses became a considerable charge to petitioner, who now in her old age is impoverished by the fire of London and other accidents: therefore prays a King's waiter's or landwaiter's place for her son-in-law, Francis de Laet, "whereby she may have a maintenance." The said Commissioners are hereby to present him for such employment as they find him fit for.Reference Book V, p. 69.
April 30.Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Tho. Bower, adm[inistrator] of Sam. Phillips, late a King's waiter, London port; praying payment of said Phillips's arrear, who was buried 1686, June 12, and was only paid up to 1682, Christmas.Reference Book V, p. 69.
[?]Same to the Commissioners of the Alienation Office of the petition of John Pottenger shewing that he was a Master of Chancery [in the Alienation Office] authorised to attend by himself or deputy in the said Office twice every day in term [time], but lives remote from said Office and is unwilling to put in a deputy: therefore prays leave to resign same to his relation, Mr. George Morley, who is qualified for same.Ibid.