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'Entry Book: August 1687, 1-5', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 8: 1685-1689 (1923), pp. 1490-1505. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=82604 Date accessed: 28 November 2014.


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August 1687, 1-5

Aug. 2.
Windsor Castle.
Royal sign manual for 1,288l. to Henry Guy, for secret service, without account: to be issued on the 20,000l. privy seal dormant of July 28 last. (Money warrant dated Aug. 2 hereon. Money order dated Aug. 4 hereon.)King's Warrant Book XII, p. 223. Money Book VIII, p. 219. Order Book II, p. 77.
Royal warrant dormant to the Treasury Lords to give warrant from time to time to William Roberts, gent., as paymaster of the moneys to be employed in the repairs of Windsor Castle, to pay thereout from time to time 100l. per an. during pleasure to Grinling Gibbons, "whom we have employed and do employ to carve several pieces of work within our said Castle of Windsor": to be payable half yearly as from June 24 last: and the auditor of the premises is to allow same on account "provided the said Grinling Gibbons from time to time mend, cleanse and repair his own work at his own proper cost and charge." (For the Treasury dormant warrant hereon see infra under date 1687–8, Mar. 24.)King's Warrant Book XII, p. 224.
Royal warrant to William Thomas, esq., Paymaster of the Band of Gentlemen Pensioners, to forthwith pay 75l. to George Farrington, one of the said Band, as royal bounty, without account, in consideration of former services and sufferings for his loyalty; same to be paid out of the 75l. remaining in said Thomas's hands on June 31 last of the money which he lately received at the Exchequer out of the new imposition on tobacco and sugar.Ibid.
Same to the Attorney or Solicitor General to acknowledge satisfaction upon record of the fine of 50l. set upon Henry Bridge in 1684, Trinity term, in the Crown Office for a riot and entering the house of Mary Quartermain and taking thence divers parcels of lace; the said Quartermain having by instrument dated April 15 last released said Bridge of all actions against him; and he being unable to pay the fine and his wife and children being undone by his being kept prisoner in the King's Bench. He is hereby to be discharged of his said imprisonment.Ibid, p. 227.
Royal sign manual for 167l. 19s. 0d. to Daniell Petit, esq., his Majesty's Consul at Amsterdam, without account, as in full satisfaction of all his allowances and charges in the King's service from the time that Bevill Skelton, esq. left the King's service in Holland to the time that Marquis D'Albyville arrived there, being above three months, "according to directions given him in that behalf by the Earl of Middleton, one of our Principal Secretaries of State": to be issued on the 20,000l. privy seal dormant of July 28 last. (Money warrant dated Aug. 4 hereon. Money order dated Aug. 6 hereon.)Ibid, p. 229. Money Book VIII, p. 230 Order Book II, p. 80.
Money warrant for 2,000l. to the Treasury Lords (John, Lord Belasyse; Sidney, Lord Godolphin; Henry, Lord Dover; Sir John Ernle and Sir Stephen Fox) for last June 24 quarter's salaries. (Money order dated Aug. 4 hereon.)Money Book VIII, p. 218. Order Book II, p. 78.
Same for 40l. to John Lowe, senr., Deputy Chamberlain in the Receipt, for extraordinary service in locking up and delivering out his Majesty's treasure in the Receipt according to Treasurer Rochester's order of 1686, Oct. 26, supra, pp. 968–9. (Money order dated Aug. 4 hereon.)Money Book VIII, p. 219. Order Book II, p. 78.
Aug. 2.
Windsor Castle.
Money warrant for 125l. to Dame Joane Howard for 1686, Lady day quarter, on her pension.Money Book VIII, p. 219.
Same for 843l. 10s. 10d. to Bevill Skelton, esq., for two bills of extraordinaries 1686, Oct. 17, to 1687, April 17, as Envoy Extraordinary to France. (Money order dated Aug. 6 hereon.)Ibid, pp. 220–1. Order Book II, p. 81.
Appending: said bills.
(1) for 1686, Oct. 17, to 1686–7, Jan, 17–27.
charges in passing my privy seal at the offices of the Signet and Secretary of State and charges at the Admiralty for passes28100
fees paid at the Exchequer on 955l. for my equipage and ordinary22100
for treasury warrants and orders and Exchequer fees on my 3,000l. arrears when I came out of Holland15000
for the captain and crew of the yacht who carried me to Dieppe, 29 guineas2906
for a barge and boats to bring me and my goods on board the yacht233126
for postage of letters of all sorts300
audience fees at the Courts427
paid at the Custom House at Paris115
intelligence, gazettes and prints220
to several journeys for myself and secretary to Versailles200
for mourning for the Empress Dowager and Prince of Conde600
given to Mr. Everard at his going for England180
expenses of my voyage out of England and bringing goods and servants from Dieppe to Paris3,000
which at 1,230 Livres Tournois per £ sterling comes to409184
Followed by: allowance, dated 1687, April 25, of this bill by Secretary the Earl of Sunderland. "I allow this bill except the first, second, third and last articles, which I leave to the consideration of the Lords Commissioners of the Treasury."
(2) From 1686–7, Jan. 17, to 1687, April 17.
extraordinary expenses for myself and servants in my journeys to Versailles and sending my secretary thither500
for intelligence600
for postage of letters760
for prints and gazettes600
which at the above rate of exchange comes to200
Followed by: Secretary Sunderland's allowance, dated ut supra. "I allow this bill."
Aug. 2.
Windsor Castle.
Money warrant for 512l. 9s. 6d. to Sir Ignatius Vitus, alias White, bart., Marquis d'Albyville, for a bill of extraordinaries 1686, Nov. 7, to 1687, April 30, as Envoy (Extraordinary) to the States General of the United Provinces. (Money warrant dated Aug. 6 hereon.)Money Book VIII, pp. 221–3. Order Book II, p. 79.
Appending: said bill.
fees for my privy seal and the warrants for my equipage and my advance quarter's ordinary22186
Exchequer fees on said equipage and advance2660
fees for my privy seal and Exchequer and Treasury fees for 1,000l. arrears of my pension "always paid without any charge or fees, as the late Lord Treasurer and Mr. Shaw, one of the officers of the Treasury, do know"5530
for transporting my goods, coaches, horses and servants into Holland and bringing them from Rotterdam to the Hague.85100
paid at the Admiralty office for the order for the yacht256
given to the captain and company of the yacht21100
for several orders and warrants for passing my goods at the Customs House and searcher's700
given upon my arrival at the Hague and at my public audience to several officers and servants about the Court and belonging to the States [General]; according to custom35460
for an entertainment to several of the States [General] and of the Court and nobility41800
for wine that is to be given to six companies of burghers on May day as always accustomed37500
to the stationer and bookseller for paper, wax, prints and Dutch gazettes20600
for postage of letters to the last of April, the fortnight remaining [being] computed [at the rate] as is weekly paid, letters for Germany included498150
to the messengers sent to the Brill with my despatches12000
to several persons sent to Amsterdam, Utrecht & other places13800
for intelligence of all kinds44600
to greffiers of the States General and of Holland for necessary resolutions10000
for gazettes and lardons of all sorts sent to his Majesty's Secretaries of State, their secretaries, to his Majesty's ministers abroad in France, Spain, Ratisbon, Brussels, Denmark and Hamburg16000
for relieving poor seamen and soldiers and other his Majesty's subjects9000
to one Edward, who served his Majesty well in Monmouth's time, to carry him to England, five gold pistols47100
to messengers sent to several [of the Dutch] Admiralties for his Majesty's service12000
which is in English money291156
Followed by: allowance, dated 1687, April 13, by Secretary the Earl of Middleton of said bill save for the first three articles thereof, which are submitted to the Treasury Lords.
Aug. 2.
Windsor Castle.
Money warrant for 125l. to Thomas Lane, esq., for last Lady day quarter on his pension.Money Book VIII, p. 223.
Same for 125l. to Edward Griffin for last June 24 quarter on his same. (Money order dated Aug. 4 hereon.)Ibid, p. 223. Order Book II, p. 78.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Cashier to pay 100l. to Richard Topham, gent., for half a year to June 24 last on his same.Money Book VIII, p. 223.
Money warrant for 25l. to Nicholas Yates for last Lady day quarter on his same.Ibid.
Same for 50l. to Thomas Whitgrave, esq., for last Lady day quarter on his same.Ibid, p. 227.
Same for 50l. to Francis Reynolds, esq., for same on his same.Ibid.
Same for 100l. to George Gunter, esq., executor of Katherine Gunter, widow, for half a year to June 24 last on her annuity or pension.Ibid, p. 228.
Aug. 2.
Windsor Castle.
Money warrant for 25l. to the executors of Nicholas Tettersell for last June 24 quarter on his pension.Money Book VIII, p. 228.
Same for 638l. to John Robinson, "who is employed in his Majesty's service in Sweden"; for 1685, Aug. 11, to 1687, May 11, on his ordinary of 20s. a day. (Money order dated Aug. 8 hereon.)Ibid, p. 229. Order Book II, p. 81.
Same for 150l. to the Countess Dowager Marischal for last June 24 quarter on her annuity or pension.Money Book VIII, p. 229.
Same for 75l. to Charles Gifford, esq., for same on his pension.Ibid.
Same for 100l. to John Rogers and Ann his wife for 1687, Lady day quarter, on their pension.Ibid, p. 230.
Same for 12l. 10s. to Nicholas Estoll for same on his same. (Money order dated Aug. 8 hereon.)Ibid, p. 230. Order Book II, p. 80.
Same for 40l. to Robert Swan for half a year to June 24 last on his same. (Money order dated Aug. 8 hereon.)Money Book VIII, p. 230. Order Book II, p. 80.
Treasury dormant warrant to the Customs Cashier for payment of the salary of 10l. per an. to Richard Evans as searcher of Milford port. (Henry Guy to same, dated Aug. 19, to so pay same.)Money Book VIII, p. 231. Disposition Book VI, p. 101.
Money warrant for 457l. 3s. 6d. to John Robinson for two bills of extraordinaries 1683–4, Jan. 1, to 1686–7, Jan. 26, on his employment in his Majesty's service in Sweden. (Money order dated Aug. 8 hereon.)Money Book VIII, pp. 232–3. Order Book II, p. 81.
Appending: said bills.
(1) from 1683–4, Jan. 1, to 1686–7, Jan. 7: dated Stockholm, 1685–6, Jan. 7.
Copr. dollars.l.s.d.
postage of letters at Stockholm970
postage of letters at Hamburg590
postage of letters at Amsterdam786
postage of letters at Elsinore342
at 24 dollars per £11200
extraordinary entertainments on several occasions1,86077100
new year's gifts to their Majesty's servants and others55022184
for intelligence6002500
for a new privy seal2100
[Exchequer] fees on 1,221l.46136
stationery ware150650
for mourning on the late King [Charles II's] death6502718
extraordinary expenses for coach, horses, liveries and upon the receipt of the late King's credentials, and for the charge in keeping and the loss on the sale of my coach and horses1,2005000
for translating and printing the news of the rebels overthrow100434
given to redeem an English merchant out of prison and to relieve divers others of his Majesty's subjects150650
Followed by: Secretary the Earl of Middleton's allowance of this bill, "submitting the 5, 6, 9 and 11 articles in it to the consideration" of the Treasury Lords.
(2) from 1686–7, Jan. 17, to Jan. 26:
Copr. dollars.l.s.d.
postage of letters at Stockholm350
postage of letters at Amsterdam300
extraordinary entertainments6002500
new year's gifts100434
stationery ware50218
Followed by. allowance dated Whitehall, Feb. 14 last by Secretary the Earl of Middleton. "I allow of this bill."
Aug. 2.
Windsor Castle.
Money warrant for 444l. 0s. 6d. to Sir Gabriel Silvyus, kt., for two bills of extraordinaries as Envoy Extraordinary to the King of Denmark. (Money order dated Aug. 8 hereon.)Money Book VIII, pp. 234–6. Order Book II, p. 82.
Appending: said bills.
(1) [for the period 1686, June 26, to Nov.]
1686, June 26, for a ship which I hired to transport my baggage from Copenhagen to Ilewick [Sleswick]2400
for embarking and disbarking my goods and other petty charges83100
for my voyage by land for eight days; my hiring of carts for my servants; my passage over the two Belts and other charges26100
for four or five dinners to my Comm[issione]rs at Sle[s]wick with whom I treated1500
the expenses of my journey from Sleswick to Hamburg by land; being forced to carry my baggage by waggon as well as my people36100
for five or six journeys which I made from the Camp to Hamburg upon the request of the King of Denmark; for the trumpet[er]s and drum[mer]s which I made use of for to go in and out the city for conducting me from and to the Camp and other charges at the gates of the city15100
for divers entertainments which I gave at the Camp to the ministers of Brandenburg, Lüneburg and Hesse Cassel and others who were employed in the mediation of the affairs betwixt the King and the town [Hamburg], who came also to confer with me about it1500
for my journey which upon the request of the King of Denmark I made to the Court of Zelle for the adjusting the affair of Hamburg; the presents which I made there as well for the coaches and lacques as for the trumpets and housekeeper1500
for my return from Hamburg to Sleswick with the carriage of my goods and my people by waggon, and other charges36100
paid to the burgomaster of Sleswick for my house hire while I stayed there, which was three months, at the same time I paid my house hire at Copenhagen2000
for a ship which I hired at Sleswick to carry my goods to Copenhagen26100
for my voyage by land from Sleswick to Copenhagen; for the hire of waggons of the passage of [the] Belts and other charges26100
for a dinner to the ministers of this Court and other foreign ministers to celebrate his Majesty's birthday1000
paid to Sir Peter Wyche for the postage of letters from England to Hamburg and from Hamburg to Amsterdam in six months' time, as by his [Wyche's] account19100
for the carriage of letters from Hamburgh to Copenhagen, Hamburg to Sleswick, Copenhagen to Sleswick and Norway to Copenhagen in six months' time12100
fees paid at the Exchequer on receiving 900l.2626
pens, ink, paper, wax, news, gazettes, for six months' time1000
Followed by: allowance dated Whitehall, 1686, Dec. 18, by Secretary the Earl of Middleton of said bill save for the item of Exchequer fees, which is submitted to the Treasury Lords.
(2) for the period 1686, Nov., to 1686–7, Feb, 7, "from which time it pleased his Majesty to make a regulation of the extraordinaries of the ministers that he employs abroad."
the 1st of Jan. [1686–7], given in new year's gifts to the drummers, trumpeters, kettle drummers of the Guards of the King of Denmark and to other subaltern officers3000
for an entertainment given to the foreign ministers residing in this Court and to the Chief of the Court the day of his Majesty's coming to the Crown1000
for the [Exchequer] fees on 900l. paid me2526
for [postage of] letters, which I have paid to [for] Sir Peter Wyche from England and [sic for to] Hamburg and from Copenhagen to Hamburg as by Wyche's note12106
for the letters which came from Hamburg to Copenhagen, from Norway and other parts6150
for pens, ink, paper, gazettes and intelligences and for gratuities paid to the Post Office here800
for mourning for the Empress Dowager1000
to the page that was sent to me with the news of the King [sic] of Denmark's happy delivery of a young Prince300
Followed by: allowance, ut supra, dated Whitehall, 1687, April 26; except for the third article concerning fees, which item is referred to the consideration of the Treasury Lords.
Aug. 2.
Windsor Castle.
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. 91–2.
Out of the Customs.l.s.d.
to the Treasurer of the Navy, on the Navy's weekly money, on account of 400,000l. for the year's Navy service, beginning 1686, Lady day7,00000
to ditto for Mr. Ryder for rent of the Navy Pay Office13000
to ditto for Mr. Turner421710
to the Treasurer of the Ordnance [for two weeks on the Ordnance Office] ordinary2,00000
to Mr. White for New Park: last payment4511510
to the Duke of Norfolk182100
to the Privy Purse1,00000
to the Earl of Sunderland on his privy seal1,50000
to the Treasury Lords for [last] Midsummer quarter2,00000
to the Earl and Countess of Lichfield for same quarter30000
to me [Guy] for secret service80000
Out of the Excise.
to the Earl of Ranelagh for the Forces8,00000
to Sir William Killigrew, for a quarter12500
to Somerset Fox, for half a year15000
to the Paymaster of the Works for a quarter on the ordinary of the Works1,50000
to the Privy Purse1,00000
to me [Guy] for secret service48800
Out of the Hearthmoney.
to the Cofferer of the Household2,00000
to the Treasurer of the Chamber, for the ordinary [of the Office of the Chamber]2,00000
to the Earl of Ranelagh for the Forces2,00000
Out of the loans on the Linen Duty Act.
to ditto for the Forces8,00000
Out of the Letter Office money.
towards the Queen's quarter1,20000
(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 eleven Customs items; total disposition, 15,407l. 3s. 8d.) (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; total disposition 6,000l.: and for the Excise the above six Excise items [payable out of the Exchequer], together with the following items [payable directly out of the Excise Office], viz. 1,500l. towards the Queen Dowager's quarter; 1,500l. to Sir Benj. Bathurst on his privy seal for the Princess's debts: total disposition, 14,263l.)
Aug. 2.
Windsor Castle.
Henry Guy to the Customs Commissioners, enclosing a copy [missing] of the petition of Mr. Spragg, agent to Col. Dungan, Governor of New York. (The like letter to Mr. Santen.)Out Letters (General) XI, p. 154.
Same to the officers of the Mint to furnish James Grahme, esq., Keeper of the Privy Purse, with 4,000 Healing Medals, for the King's use in his progress. The Treasury Lords "will take care for the regular discharge thereof."Ibid, p. 155.
The Treasury Lords to the Earl of Sunderland [Secretary of State] to move the King for royal letters to the King's Governors, commanders of ships and other his officers [in the West Indies] to assist Mr. Constable in pursuance of his agreement, ut supra, pp. 1467–8: the said Constable having desired such royal letters.Ibid.
Aug. 2.
Treasury warrant to John Fisher, Deputy Surveyor General of Crown Lands, for a ratal of the constat or particular as follows in order to a lease of the premises to Richard Ball for 31 years.Warrants not Relating to Money XII, pp. 123–6.
Prefixing: said constat or particular made out by T. Eden, Deputy King's Remembrancer, of said premises, being part of the estate of Francis Charlton, outlawed for treason, as found by inquisition taken at Salop [Shrewsbury] in co. Salop, 1686–7, Jan. 19, before Charles Manwaring, George Weld, Edward Kinaston, Robert Prize, John Huxley and Christopher Brayne, esqrs., and Richard Deaves and John Waring, gent., by the oaths of Peter Langley et al. jurors: the particular being in substance, ut supra, p. 1399, save that coal works in Wrockwardine here noted as demised to said Charlton by Charles, Earl of Salop [Shrewsbury], are stated as being of the clear annual value of 48l. 10s. 0d.: the total of the above being 120l. 6s. 0d. per an. of premises of which Charlton was seized as of fee and 158l. 10s. 0d. per an. of which he was possessed as above.
Aug. 3.Money warrant for 50l. to the executors of Francis Mansell, esq., for 1687, Lady day quarter, on his pension.Money Book VIII, p. 228.
Aug. 3.Henry Guy to Mr. Santen, the Customs Commissioners, to deliver to bearer, Mr. Francis Riva, for the Queen's use, unopened and Customs free, a box now in the Customs House.Out Letters (General) XI, p. 154.
Aug. 4.Money warrant for 10,000l. to Thomas Lloyd, Paymaster of the Works, as imprest for the service of the Works. (Money order dated Aug. 4 hereon.)Money Book VIII, p. 226. Order Book II, p. 78.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to order payment to John Pearse of 233l. 11s. 8d. in full for six months to 1686, Dec., for his service in inspecting the prosecutions in Customs causes in the Exchequer: the said Commissioners having, on said Pearse's petition, reported July 23 last that they never intended that Pearse's service should be created into an established office, but to reward him from time to time for so long as he should be found useful; and that an allowance of 12d. per £ (which on 4,671l. 13s. 10d. fines and forfeitures paid into the Exchequer during said half year will produce the above sum) is a competent recompence.Money Book VIII, pp. 226–7.
Money warrant for 29l. 10s. 0d. to Thomas Robson in part of 5,000l. granted to him out of the arrears due on Bevis Lloyd's account: same to be paid out of the 29l. 10s. 0d. paid into the Exchequer June 21 last by William Jeffrys and others, tenants of Roderick Gwyn, in part of a bill obligatory of the said Roderick and assigned by the said Bevis Lloyd to the late King. (Money order dated Aug. 12 hereon.)Ibid, p. 231. Order Book II, p. 83.
Treasury warrant to Auditor William Aldworth to allow in account to the executors of Ralph Pemberton, late Receiver of Recusants' Forfeitures in Essex, Kent, Surrey and Sussex, 35l. 1s. 8d., the sum remaining due to the King on his account thereof: all on condition that the said executor remit to the King the 95l. 10s. 10d. due to him from the King on the foot of his said account.Money Book VIII, p. 237.
Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue to Mr. [Charles] Bertie [for the Ordnance] the 1,000l. advanced to him out of moneys paid in[to the Exchequer] by Col. Whitley: "and you are to take care when any money comes into the Exchequer of fines formerly intended to be applied to the Ordnance to give notice thereof" to the Treasury Lords so that same may be applied to the uses for which said 1,000l. is intended.Disposition Book VI, p. 93.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to send an officer to the lodgings of the Earl of Connitz (Kaunitz), the Emperor's Envoy, in the Pall Mall to seal his goods in order to their transport to Germany.Out Letters (General) XI, p. 157.
The Treasury Lords to the Earl of Sunderland [Secretary of State]. The King delivered to us on Tuesday last a petition of Samuel Berington, who was convicted the last Assizes at Monmouth for counterfeiting money. We were not able at that time to inform the King of petitioner's case, but have since received an account from George Macy (who is employed by the Warden of the Mint) of divers proceedings against such offenders and amongst them of said Berington's case according to the enclosed extract [missing] from Macy's paper. Judge Holloway has ordered his execution to be next Monday, the 8th inst. Please lay the matter forthwith before the King so that if the King reprieve him you may have time to despatch the reprieve before Monday; otherwise it will be too late.Ibid.
Aug. 4.Henry Guy to the Customs Commissioners to report forthwith on Sir Thomas Strickland's petition, ut supra, p. 1460.Out Letters (General) XI, p. 157. Reference Book V, p. 127.
[?]Same to — to attend Lord Godolphin at his lodgings in Whitehall to-morrow. (Entry struck through.)Out Letters (General) XI, p. 158.
Aug. 4.Same to Mr. Fisher [Deputy Surveyor General of Crown Lands] for a certificate whether or not, by the death of Sir Hugh Piper, the Castle of Launceston falls into the King's disposal with the 30l. lands and other perquisites belonging to it.Ibid.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to employ John Man as a deputy searcher, London port loco Edw. Man, who is willing to relinquish same.Out Letters (Customs) XI, pp. 60, 61, 62, 63, 64, 65.
John Anderson as boatman at Margate, a member of Sandwich port loco Thomas Wyldboare, lately dismissed.
Lancelot Whitehall as surveyor of Lynn Regis port loco Michaell Walford, who is to be collector of Sandwich port.
Thomas Ryder (lately presented as a boatman at Margate loco Thomas Wyldbare, dismissed) to be waiter and searcher and have the command of the boat and boatmen [there] at 40l. per an. salary.
David Hancocks as waiter at Pembroke loco John Green, lately dismissed.
Michaell Walford (surveyor of Lynn Regis port) as collector of Sandwich port loco Humphry Wilkins, disabled by sickness and infirmity, and in whose place said Walford has offciated several months.
Richard Scurlack (Scurluck) and Charles Belshire to be established as boatmen at Aberdovey, a member of Milford port, at 15l. per an. each.
Robt. Watts, Tho. Vidgeon and William Fortecue (Fortescue) as tidesman in Lyme port locis Richard Spreke and Tho. Lea, lately dismissed, the third person being to fill up a former vacancy and so complete the establishment of that port.
William Ettrick as collector of Sunderland port loco Walter Ettricke, who relinquishes same.
Same to Sir John Shaw, bart., collector inwards, London port, to swear in Anthony Buckworth as deputy to John Ward, a King's waiter, London port.Ibid, pp. 61, 62, 63.
Hugh Pratt as same to Benjamin Skynner, a same ibid.
James Jones as same to Valentine Morley, a same ibid.
Peter Bradshaw as same to Robert Hughes, a same ibid.
George Coldhame as same to Hugh Bantock, a same ibid.
Aug. 4.Treasury reference so Sir Tho. Powys of the list of debts, amounting to 5,314l., due to William Tombs when he became a felo de se. The referee is to report his opinion whether it is in the King's power to make a grant of the said debts.Reference Book V, p. 127.
Same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Capt. Roger Mowett, Commander of the Charles of London, shewing that he has been master of said ship for divers years past, and that same is English built and navigated by English, and never hitherto questioned, but being now come from Leghorn some officers of the Customs have objected that petitioner is a Scotchman and thereupon would treat him as an alien, notwithstanding his being naturalized as a post natus and having resided with his family so long in London: therefore petitioner conceives the said objection is unjust and tends to the discouragement of thousands: therefore prays the King for relief.Ibid.
Same to same of John Hyde's letter of July 27 last to the Treasury Lords, setting forth that he has furnished Mr. Carter with several sums for the prosecuting of wool, therefore praying to be heard as to this money before any bounty be allowed to Custom House officers.Ibid, p. 128.
Same to John Fisher, Deputy Surveyor General of Crown Lands, of the petition of John Aston for a renewal of a lease of a discovery which he made to the late King of a parcel of land lying in Ringworth and Taddington, unjustly detained from the Crown, he having "been at great charges in obtaining the premises": and further prays a lease of a further discovery there, he having since found that there are yet detained from the King all the herbage and pannage of wood and underwood and woodland called Marwood Hagge, parcel of the lordship of Castle Barnard, co. Durham, "and several other concealments which he is willing at his own charge to recover [to the Crown]": further prays an insertion and correction in the said renewal of lease "in regard there was a mistake in the misnaming of one of the former parcels whereby the petitioner cannot recover it from the unjust detainers."Ibid.
Same to said John Fisher and to John Humphrys, auditor of the premises, of the petition of Sir Sackvile Crow and Sir Rice Rudg, trustees of Tho. Cornwallis, an infant: praying a grant, in trust for said Cornwallis, of the stewardship of several manors in co. Cardigan, which office was granted by the late King to Edward, Visct. Hereford, et al. "for their lives during his said Majesty's pleasure . . . [sic]," which said grant has expired by the demise of the late King, whereby that office remains vacant.Ibid.
Same to Auditor William Aldworth of William Shaw's account as follows.Ibid, pp. 129–30.
Prefixing: said account.
1685–6, Jan. 16: received of Monsieur Barillon, the French Ambassador, by order of the Earl of Rochester, late Lord Treasurer, the sum of 15,000l. that his present Majesty, when Duke of York, put into the hands of Monsieur Courtin to be secured upon the taxes of Paris15,00000
1686, May 17: received of the Marquis de Cattaneo upon account of the Queen Consort's portion2,84612
1686, July 26: received more of him upon the same account830171
1686–7, Jan. 4: received more of him upon the same account7319
1685–6, Jan. 20, paid into the Exchequer by his Majesty's command10,00000
1686, April 1, paid more in there5,00000
1686, June 30, paid more in there2,84612
1686, July 29, paid more in there830171
balance in hands of accomptant7319
which balance this accomptant prays the Treasury Lords to allow him for his care and charges in receiving and paying the money and for the charge of passing this account through all the offices.
Aug. 4.Treasury reference to Bartholomew Fillingham et al. of the petition of John Gwillim, late Captain of the Royal Guards, praying a grant of the moiety of the arrears due to the King from Walter Vaughan, Receiver of the Royal Aid in co. Pembroke, one moiety of said arrear being [already] granted to one Kekewich, who prosecutes the recovery thereof: petitioner and his family having been very faithful and great sufferers for their loyalty.Reference Book V, p. 129.
The Treasury Lords to the Lord Deputy of Ireland, enclosing (on reference from the King) the petition [missing] of Mris. Helena Uniack, praying, for her husband, Thomas Uniack, the place of collector of Customs at Cork. Have his fitness examined by the Revenue Commissioners, Ireland.Out Letters (Ireland) V, p. 41.
Aug. 4.
Royal letter to all the Governors of the King's Islands, Colonies and Plantations in America, all admirals and commanders of ships and other officers to assist William Constable in his project, ut supra, pp. 1467–8, of recovering the King's moiety of the riches etc. taken out of the wreck out of the sea near the coast of Hispaniola.Out Letters (Plantations Auditor) I, pp. 244–6.
Aug. 5.Money warrant for 150l. to Somerset Fox for half a year to 1686, Christmas, on his pension.Money Book VIII, p. 234.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Cashier to pay 15l. 3s. 4d. to John Langwith for last June 24 quarter on his 3s. 4d. a day as messenger appointed to attend the affairs of the Customs. (Henry Guy to same to pay same.)Ibid, p. 238. Disposition Book VI, p. 95.
Treasury allowance of said Langwith's bill of 15l. 3s. 4d. for same quarter's attendance upon the Treasury Lords.Money Book VIII, p. 238.
Money warrant for 100l. to Mrs. Juliana [Justina] Vandyke, now Lady Stepney, for half a year to June 24 last on her pension.Ibid, p. 239.
Same for 125l. to Mris. Ann Atwood, one of the daughters of Sir John Lawson, for same period on her same.Ibid.
Same for 125l. to Sir William Killigrew for last June 24 quarter on his same.Ibid, pp. 239–40.
Same for 25l. to Mris. Ann Kelly for same quarter on her same. (Money order dated Aug. 8 hereon.)Ibid, p. 240. Order Book II, p. 82.
Same for 60l. to Mris. Ann Goulding, widow, for half a year to June 24 last on her same.Money Book VIII, p. 240.
Same for 200l. to Dame Goodetha Price for half a year to Christmas last on her same.Ibid.
Same for 250l. to Lady Ruth Trevor for half a year to Lady day last on her same.Ibid, pp. 241, 242.
Aug. 5. Treasury Chambers.Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt out of the following funds, viz.:Disposition Book VI, p. 94.
Barbados [Four and a Half] per cent. revenue45000
Doyly's debt10000
compositions [in the Exchequer]1930
rent of lands34115
fines of leases242196
any other disposable money in the Exchequer, usually reserved for messengers et al.4160
to issue as follows, viz.: 60l. to Mris. Goulding; 100l. to Lady Stepney; 25l. to Mris. Kelly; 200l. to Lady Price; 250l. to Lady Trevor; 125l. to Mris. Atwood; 340l. to me [Guy] for secret service.
Aug. 5.Same to Mr. Blathwaite [as Secretary to the Forces], enclosing a copy [missing] of a letter from the Customs officers at Weymouth, which the Treasury Lords laid before the King last Tuesday, by which it appears that a tun of wine was taken in[to] Portland Castle and lodged there by consent of one Peters the sentinel. The King has declared his pleasure that the said Peters be forthwith cashiered. You are to prepare orders for his cashiering and to take care it be done.Out Letters (General) XI, p. 158.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to deliver to Mr. Horny Brooke, Customs free and unopened, "two crucifixes and some other pictures" which have been seized at Exeter, same being for the use of his Majesty's Chapel.Ibid.
Same to Sir Edward Wood. The Treasury Lords, being to go out of town for a month or thereabouts, expect that you should sufficiently instruct your counsel in that time in the business relating to the tallies that are wanting which were struck upon the late Hearthmoney Farm, for my Lords intend to hear that matter at their return in four or five weeks. (The like letter to Mr. Jones and to Mr. Stephens respectively.)Ibid, p. 159.
Aug. 5.Henry Guy to Sir Christopher Wren for an account of what timber and other materials are remaining at Winchester. Send it me by to-morrow night so that I may carry it with me to Windsor.Out Letters (General) XI, p. 159.
Same to Mr. Blathwayt [as Secretary to the Forces]. Sir William Dodson and Mr. John Gore, slopseller, have petitioned the Treasury Lords for payment of the moneys due to them for clothing the recruits of 16 Companies of the Royal Regiment of Foot. On reference to him the Earl of Ranelagh has reported thereon that there appears to be 672l. 11s. 7½d. due to Dodson for cloth and bays by him furnished for same and 448l. 4s. 0d. to Gore for making the clothes and furnishing shirts, stockings and shoes for same. The total offreckonings for said recruits from the time of their raising to the time of their disbanding is 193l. 17s. 4d. This sum has been paid to Gore as in part, thus leaving 254l. 6s. 8d. due to him, It is the King's pleasure that you prepare a royal warrant for payment of this sum and of the 672l. 11s. 7½d. due to Dodson in full of all their demands.Ibid, pp. 159–60.
Same to Bevis Lloyd. There are several petitions preferred to the Treasury Lords for a grant of your office of Receiver of [Crown Revenues in] South Wales, from which you are at present only suspended for the great debt which you owe upon that receipt. I am by my Lords' orders to acquaint you that if you will fully pay off said debt before next Michaelmas day and give good security for your due accompting and answering the King's money for the future my Lords shall be inclined to restore you to your office. If not, you must expect that your office will then certainly be disposed of to some other person.Ibid, p. 160.
Treasury reference to Richard Graham and Philip Burton of the claim of Hen. Harding (on behalf of the Dean and Chapter of Westminster) of the liberty of the said Dean and Chapter to all fines Coram Rege and consequently to the fine of Isaac Symball.Reference Book V, p. 129.
The referees herein are to attend the Solicitor General for his opinion as to the claim of said church to all such fines.
Same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Mathew Plowman for the place of collector of Customs at New York loco Mr. Santen, dismissed: petitioner having been bred a merchant and suffered for his loyalty.Ibid.
Same to Mr. Hewer of the petition of the Troopers lately under the command of Lieut.-Col. Neatby; petitioners shewing that they had 25 months' arrears of pay due to them, of which the King 18 months since ordered six months to be paid, which the Colonel received, but petitioners remain still unpaidIbid, p. 130.
Aug. 5.Treasury reference to Sir Christopher Wren of the petition of Fra. Villiers, one of the Tellers of the Exchequer, praying for the repair of the house belonging to his office, it being so decayed and uninhabitable that he has for his present accommodation erected a lodge in the garden belonging to said office, "which is no ways suitable to retain his family": the said like houses having been usually repaired at the King's charge: further praying to be reimbursed what he has expended on the building in said garden.Reference Book V, p. 130.
Aug. 5.
Report to the Treasury Lords from William Blathwayt of the petition of Thomas, Lord Colepeper: all ut supra, p. 1489.Out Letters (Plantations Auditor) I, pp. 254–5.