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'Entry Book: August 1687, 11-31', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 8: 1685-1689 (1923), pp. 1521-1532. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=82606 Date accessed: 30 August 2014.


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August 1687, 11-31

Aug. 11.Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Mathew Plowman for the office of Receiver and Collector of [Customs in] New York in America loco Mr. Santen, lately dismissed: petitioner having been bred a merchant and knowing the affairs of the Customs.Reference Book V, p. 132.
Aug. 12.Henry Guy to same to report on the enclosed proposal [missing] of the Earl of Bath concerning the pre-emption of tin and the report [missing] of the officers of the Mint thereupon, together with the said Earl's reply [missing] thereto. Send my Lords a particular certificate of the exportation of tin in the outports in the same manner as you have certified in London port.Out Letters (General) XI, p. 163.
Same to Sir Christopher Wren to report on the enclosed estimate [missing] of the charge of repairs to be done in his Majesty's Palace at Berwick for the [purpose of making it the] dwelling of his Majesty's Governor there.Ibid, p. 164.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Tho. Jocelyn for a place as a King's waiter or landsurveyor in the Customs, for which he is capacitated.Reference Book V, p. 132.
Aug. 13.
Treasury Chambers.
Henry Guy to same to transmit to the Earl of Derby from the Treasury Lords the enclosed letter [missing].Out Letters (General) XI, p. 163.
Same to same to deliver to David Raverick, Customs free and unopened, for the use of his Majesty's Chapel Royal, a box of beads which is arrived or expected in the ship Mary and Susan.Ibid.
Same to same to deliver to Charles Fox, on payment of Custom, some tea and black cloth which he brought with him from Holland and are seized by Henry Sprat, an officer of the Customs at Harwich.Ibid, pp. 163–4.
Same to Mr. Hewer to satisfy what is due to John Tomlinson, cook, out of the arrears due to Lieut. John Martin: as by said Hewer's report [missing] on said Tomlinson's petition, ut supra, p. 1402.Ibid, p. 164.
Same to the Navy Commissioners. The 200l. per week appointed, ut supra, p. 1517, is to be applied in the first place to satisfy the debt due to the commission and warrant officers of ships paid off and, after they are paid off, then to the payment of bills of the second book of the Navy debt. (The like letter to Mr. Stephens [Cashier to the Navy Treasurer].)Ibid.
Same to the Board of Greencloth to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Isabella Reynolds, widow of Jno. Reynolds, late Groom of his Majesty's Larder, praying a pension to preserve herself and child from starving, in consideration of her husband's great losses and faithful services.Ibid, p. 165.
Aug. 13.Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition to the King from the Merchant Adventurers of Virginia and Maryland; petitioners shewing that the Government in the [said] Plantations and the petitioners do very much suffer by the exporting of tobacco in bulk from the said Plantations: therefore pray that a law may be made in the Plantations to prohibit the exporting of any bulk tobacco for the following reasons.Reference Book V, p. 132.
Appending: note only of said reasons why bulk tobacco from Virginia and Maryland ought to be prohibited being exported thence or imported into England and that all tobacco ought to be shipped only in cask to prevent the evils and mischiefs that attend the bringing it in bulk.
15 Aug.
Windsor Castle.
Royal warrant directing the payment of the establishment of the musicians of the Chapel Royal, ut supra, pp. 1441–2, to be without deduction of any fees: and the Cofferer of the Household is therefore hereby to be allowed 20l. per an. on his accounts "in lieu of such tallies."King's Warrant Book XII, p. 252.
Same to the Treasury Lords, the Barons of the Exchequer, the Auditors of Imprests et al. for allowance to be made in Charles Fox's account for the year ended 1685, Dec. 31, of the sum of 4,203l. 17s. 0d. as follows, provided the said Fox do first make a good assignment to the King of all his interest in the debt of 4,203l. 17s. 0d. owing from Thomas Price; which debt the Treasury Lords etc. are hereby to take care for the recovery thereof out of said Price's extended estate and that no extents or seizures of said estate take precedence of the said debt or of the debt of 10,602l. 6s. 9d. payable to the King out of the same: all by reason that on said Fox's petition, ut supra, p. 1479, a report has been lately made to the Treasury Lords by the referees ut ibid. in which report they certify that said debt of 4,203l. 7s. 0d. is really due to Fox from Price and that extents and seizures had been made of Price's estates as asserted: whereupon the King orders as herein, being well satisfied that said money was placed in the hands of said Price for no other intent but to be returned into the Western Counties for the use of the Forces in accordance with the King's orders that all the Forces should be punctually paid their subsistence weekly, in accordance wherewith said Fox did often place money in the hands of said Price to be returned to the several quarters of the Forces in said counties.Ibid, pp. 252–60.
Same to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal to contain an indenture between the King of the one part and Lewis, Earl of Feversham, of the other part, by which the King grants to him all and every such wrecks, jetsam, flotsam, lagan, goods derelict, riches, bullion, plate, gold, merchandise and chattels whatsoever which at any time before the date hereof have been wrecked or which at any time before 1690, Aug. 15, shall be wrecked on any of the rocks, shelves, shoals etc. on the north side of the coast of the mainland of America between Riode laHacha and Chagra [Chagres] and which at any time before 1690, Aug. 15, shall be taken up and recovered by him or his agents; reserving always to the Crown one eighth part thereof: with full authority to him or his agents to sail to the said parts and to search for and recover the premises: the said Earl on his part to covenant to forthwith, or as soon as conveniently may be. cause a voyage to the said parts to be proceeded upon at his proper charge and to do his best endeavours to perform same with success; to keep a true account of all treasure so gained and to import all such treasure to London hazard of the seas etc. excepted, and to truly pay said eighth part; retaining the other seven eighths to his own use: and all governors, commanders, officers etc. to assist him herein.Ibid, pp. 261–2.
Aug 15.
Windsor Castle.
Royal warrant to Sir Robt. Sawyer, kt., Attorney General, and to Sir Tho. Powys, kt., Solicitor General, to acknowledge satisfaction upon record of the fine of 1,000 marks set some time since in the King's Bench upon Edward Whitaker for a grand misdemeanour whereupon he was in Hilary term last brought into said Court on a writ of habeas corpus and charged with a capias ad satisfaciendum and thereon committed to the Marshalsea, the King being pleased of his royal bounty to pardon same on said Whitaker's petition.King's Warrant Book XII, pp. 262–3.
Same to Richard Graham and Philipp Burton to forthwith deliver to Charles Duncomb, esq., the four tallies struck for respectively 45l., 115l. 2s. 2d., 13l. 10s. 0d. and 7l. 16s. 0d. or 181l. 8s. 2d. in all, which are in your hands by [reason of the] direction of the then Treasurer Rochester to Thomas Price, goldsmith, to assign to said Graham and Burton several yearly sums therein mentioned issuing out of the Excise, which said Price accordingly by deed dated Oct. 26 last as in trust for the King; the said tallies being stricken for the arrears of the said yearly sums or some of them. The present delivery is to be to the end that Duncombe may receive the money thereon to his own use without account towards satisfaction of a debt of 239l. 15s. 10d. which by inquisition taken in London, Jan. 29 last, was found to be due to said Duncombe from said Price; on which inquisition divers things [including said tallies] were seized into the King's hands in aid of said Duncombe.Ibid, p. 263.
Same to the sheriff of Middlesex to pay to abovesaid Duncomb 58l. 7s. 8d. out of the sale or the rents or profits of a messuage in Isleworth, co. Midd., in the possession of Mr. Collins, being part of the estate of abovesaid Thomas Price and lately seized into the King's hands as above: the present payment to be to complete the abovesaid debt of 239l. 15s. 10d.Ibid, p. 264.
Same to Edward Griffin, Treasurer of the Chamber, to continue Theodore Randue, gent., in offices as follows until the King's order to the contrary; said Randue being by patent dated 1673, Dec. 1, granted the office of keeper of the upper houses in the Castle of Windsor and the office of keeper of all the leads within said castle and of the great butts there with the usual fee of 6l. 1s. 8d. per an. for the first office and of 2d. per day or 3l. 0s. 10d. per an. for the keepership of the leads and the like fee of 3l. 0s. 10d. per an. for the keepership of the butts; all which fees have been paid by the Receiver of the Castle and Honor of Windsor up to 1685, Lady day. The said letters patent being determined by the late King's decease it is his Majesty's pleasure that Randue be continued therein in consideration of his good services; and further that the arrears of 24l. 6s. 8d. for two years to Lady day last on said fees be hereby paid; with dormant clause for payment of the like fees by quarterly payments in future.Ibid, p. 265.
Aug. 15.
Windsor Castle.
Royal sign manual for 2,106l. 5s. 0d. to Charles Carteret, esq.: being 2,000l. (which the King is pleased to bestow upon him for the marriage portion of Katherine Carteret, his wife, late Katherine Fairfax, one of the Maids of Honour attending the Queen) and 106l. 5s. 0d. for the office charges and Exchequer fees thereon. (Money warrant dated Sept. 8 hereon. Money order dated Sept. 27 hereon.)King's Warrant Book XII, p. 266. Money Book VIII, p. 250. Order Book II, p. 84.
Money warrant for 100l. to Sutton Oglethorpe for half a year to June 24 last on his salary as Master of his Majesty's Studs. (Henry Guy, dated same, to the Auditor of the Receipt to pay same.)Money Book VIII, p. 244. Disposition Book VI, p. 100.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Cashier to pay 1,433l. 6s. 8d. to the executors of Mr. Joseph Ash for 18 years to Lady day last on his fee of 100l. per an. as Surveyor of the Act of Navigation, after retrenching 366l. 13s. 4d. for two thirds of said fee for 5½ years, 1679, June 24, to 1684, Christmas. (Henry Guy, dated same, to same to pay same by four weekly instalments, beginning with the present week.)Money Book VIII, p. 245. Disposition Book VI, p. 100.
Money warrant for 777l. to the Kings, Heralds and Pursuivants at Arms for their services, fees, robes and largesses as by the privy seal of Jan. 12 last, supra, pp. 1145–6. (Money order dated Aug. 16 hereon.)Money Book VIII, p. 245. Order Book II, p. 89.
Same for 1,500l. to the Queen Dowager of England for last June 24 quarter on her annuity of 6,000l.Money Book VIII, p. 246.
Same for 125l. each to William Blathwayte, Sir Jno. Nicholas, kt., William Bridgman and Phil. Musgrave for half a year each on their salaries as Clerks of the Privy Council.Ibid.
Same for 9l. 2s. 6d. to John Cary for one year to Lady day last on his fee of 6d. a day as Ranger, alias Riding Forester in New Forest, co. Southants.Ibid, p. 247.
Treasury warrant to Philip Frowd, Governor of the Post Office, to give order to the Receiver of the Post Office to pay to the Prince de la Tour and Tassis, Hereditary Postmaster of their Imperial and Catholic Majesties in the Empire and Spanish Netherlands, all arrears on the 250l. per an. which King James II has signified his pleasure to pay said Prince for services as follow: with dormant clause for payment of said sum in future till further order: all by reason that an agreement was formerly made with said Prince [by the then Duke of York or his Postmaster General] whereby said Prince was to convey all the letters from and to England, Scotland and Ireland which should come to his officers for and from Spain and divers other countries therein named in consideration of 500l. per an. to be payable quarterly, which sum was accordingly paid for some time until the said Prince did fail in performing part of the said agreement by not sending the Spanish letters to and from Spain; whereupon the King signified his pleasure as above for payment of 250l. per an. to said Prince for performing the residue of said agreement, "viz. the conveyance of the letters from and for the Northern Countries, Italy, Germany etc."Ibid.
Aug. 15.Henry Guy to the Customs Commissioners to transmit to the Governors of the islands of Jersey and Guernsey the enclosed letters [missing] which you have desired from the King to them.Out Letters (General) XI, p. 165.
Aug. 15.
Windsor Castle.
Treasury warrant to same to employ James Pearse, junr., as landsurveyor, London port (who for some years has behaved well as a patent waiter ibid.) loco Mr. Ford, who is willing to surrender.Out Letters (Customs) XI, p. 67.
Same to same to accept from Roger Mowett, commander of the Charles of London, only natives' duties on the goods lately imported [by him] from Scanderoon; it appearing from the report of the Solicitor General and from the report of the 12th inst. from you, the Customs Commissioners, on said Mowett's petition, ut supra, p. 1501, that said Mowett was born in Scotland, but has been an inhabitant and housekeeper in Wapping divers years and has been master of the said ship for divers voyages "and that Mr. Solicitor [General] is of opinion that he may now be styled a subject of England and that it seems to you the petitioner ought to be relieved against the payment of aliens' duties." The surplus duty deposited by him is hereby to be restored.Ibid.
Aug. 15.Treasury reference to Bartholomew Fillingham, Thomas Hall, William Lowndes and Phillip Ryley of the petition of Sir Tho. Fitch and John Fitch; petitioners shewing that there is 6,458l. 6s. 7½d. due to them for work done in 1680 at the fortifications at Portsmouth; that by the covenants [made with them] by the officers of the Ordnance it was proposed that same should be secured out of the Disbanding Act "which they fearing might fall short, as it did," Lord Dartmouth became bound for the same for petitioners' encouragement; that petitioners' creditors are very pressing and begin to take law against them, but they cannot pay without the King's aid or without suing said Dartmouth's bond.Reference Book V, p. 133.
Aug. 15.
Windsor Castle.
The Treasury Lords to the Lord Deputy of Ireland to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Robert Mercer to the King, petitioner praying a lease of a mine royal, which he alleges he can discover within 20 miles of Dublin.Out Letters (Ireland) V, p. 48.
Aug. 15.Entry of the Treasury Lords' signature of the docquet of a lease to Anne Byerly, widow, and Ann Byerly, spinster, her daughter of the tithes of Hooton Pagnell etc., ut supra, pp. 1411–12, 1456.Warrants not Relating to Money XII, p. 130.
Same of same of a lease to Frances and Althamia Vaughan, spinsters, daughters of the late Earl of Carbery, of certain lands called Keven y Mare [Mace] in the manor of Iscoed Gwynionedd, co. Cardigan, and of a collection rent, all ut supra, pp. 1380–1, 1476.Ibid.
Treasury warrant to John Fisher, Deputy Surveyor General of Crown Lands, for a particular of a strip of ground as follows lying behind St. James's Park wall, with a view to a lease thereof to Sir Edward Hales for 31 years at 10l. per an. rent.Ibid, pp. 131–2.
Prefixing: report, dated June 21, by said J. Fisher on said Hales's petition for same. The ground in question is part of the strip of land that has been of late years used with the house Mr. Webb lives in and anciently belonged to St. James's Park, though it lay outside the East side of the wall, and the benefit thereof was formerly taken by the keepers of the park and was in the possession of one Mr. Edward Jolley by licence from Philip, Earl of Pembroke, keeper of the park in the reign of Charles I and when the Duke of Albemarle had that keepership Mr. Jolley compounded with his Grace for his continuance therein, and having bestowed cost on the house and been an old servant to Charles I, the late Treasurer Southampton thought fit to buy that permissive or equitable interest of Mr. Jolley for 260l. and then Webb came into the house and had the benefit of this strip of ground, which was then computed at about 570 foot long and 30 foot broad and bounded on the east by an old drain or sewer, which has been since filled up, and encroached upon by the late builders of the new street next adjoining now called Duke Street, and [it is] not left now above 25 foot in depth and has been often petitioned for since the Restoration, particularly in 1681 by Mr. Henry Vaughan, and since by Mris. Mary Gounter, on which latter petition I reported 1685, Nov. 14, to the late Treasurer Rochester. Since the building of this new street several parts of this ground have been gotten and used with those houses that are against and contiguous to it, for which it lies exceeding convenient.
The house which the present petitioner has purchased and lives in is one of the four built there by one Mr. Banks of London, timber merchant, whereof the most southerly is now inhabited by the Countess of Plymouth and is of equal dimension with this, 40 foot wide a piece; the third on the north side of this is but 30 foot wide and uninhabited; the last most northerly is in the possession of the Earl of Scarsdale and of the like dimension with the two first. I am informed that the Countess of Plymouth's part of this ground (which is separated from the rest by a brick wall) is valued and [has] been let at 10l. per an.; that part against this [present petitioner's] house is likewise severed [by a wall] and some sheds and necessary houses built upon the north end of it and may be of equal value with the Lady Plymouth's "and [a further part] which lies against the next house more northerly, desired likewise by this petitioner, containing in length 30 foot, is not taken into that house, but lies open with that part that lies against the Earl of Scarsdale's house and may be divided from it by a wall and this 30 foot in length by the same proportion will be worth 7l. 10s. 0d. per an., which I conceive are great rates, being 5s. a foot [for] but 25 foot deep; yet considering their conveniences of letting them into the park whereinto this petitioner has obtained a door from his Majesty and to prevent others from building thereon which would blind their houses and hinder their prospect into the park, it may not be thought unreasonable; and accordingly this 70 foot desired by this petitioner, being thus valued at 17l. 10s. 0d. per an., the chief part whereof he informs me he intends for a little garden and passage into the park and upon the rest to erect some low buildings against the park wall for a kitchen and other out offices."
Aug. 15.Treasury fiat for royal letters patent to constitute Henry Titchburne, gent., as a king's waiter, London port loco James Pearse, surrendered.Warrants not Relating to Money XII, p. 134.
Treasury warrant to John Fisher, Deputy Surveyor General of Crown Lands, for a particular of two small tenements in Austell Prior, parcel of the Duchy of Cornwall, with a view to a fresh lease thereof to Joseph Saule for 31 years at 46s. 8d. per an. for the tenement and mill and 9s. per an. for the other small tenement and fine of 25l.: all on surrender of his present interest.Ibid, pp. 134–5.
Prefixing: said Fisher's report, dated July 14, on said Saule's petition for said fresh lease. The tenement and mill were leased to Mr. Seymour from 1661 and petitioner, being the ancient tenant, was forced to purchase from him at a dear rate in June, 1662. The second is a small tenement in decay and 1½ acres of land which Mr. Seymour thought not worth his taking, being formerly in 2 Car. I granted in the same lease with the first tenement: petitioner has been a tenant at will therein ever since 1657, when the lease granted in 2 Car. I expired.
Same to Coningesby Williams, Henry Wynn, Thomas Roberts, Cadwalader Lloyd, gent., and all other the freeholders as follow. It is the King's pleasure that the said Coningesby Williams have full power and licence of the King by and with the consent of the freeholders and inhabitants who have right of feeding upon the common or waste called Porthaetwy Common near the banks of the river Menaij to build on any part of said common a house near the ferry there convenient for the habitation of the men who ply and attend the said ferry; reserving a rent of 12d. to the Crown, payable yearly to the Receiver of North Wales: all by reason that the said Williams, who is his Majesty's tenant of the said ferry upon the river Menai between the counties of Carnarvon and Anglesea, has represented to the King that said ferry is the principal passage between the said two counties and therefore much frequented by passengers and inhabitants thereabouts, but in regard there are no houses for the habitation of the ferrymen the passage is much incommoded and many times by their [the ferrymen's] absence passengers are retarded; wherefore he prayed a licence to build such a house as above with consent as above: on which petition the Deputy Surveyor General of Crown Lands has certified that the soil of the said common called Porthaetwy is acknowledged to be in the Crown, but the feed and grazing thereupon belongs to the freeholders and inhabitants of the parish of Llandesilio, co. Anglesea, and others the commoners there, wherein that common lies; and that it is a convenient place for the erection of such a house.Ibid, pp. 135–6.
Aug. 16.
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, p. 99.
l.
Out of the Customs.
to the Treasurer of the Navy on the Navy's weekly money on account of 400,000l. for the year's naval service beginning 1686, Lady day5,000
to ditto for pay of the warrant officers etc. before 1686, Lady day200
to the Treasurer of the Ordnance [on the Ordnance Office's] ordinary1,000
to ditto for stores and storehouses500
to the Clerks of the Plantation Office500
Out of the Excise.
to the Earl of Ranelagh for the Forces9,000
to Sir Stephen Fox on his privy seal800
Out of Hearthmoney.
to me [Guy] for secret service1,500
to the Cofferer of the Household1,000
to Sir Robert Vyner for plate500
(Same, dated same, to the Customs Cashier, enclosing the paper of the disposition of the Customs cash for the present week, said paper including the above five Customs items [payable out of the Exchequer] together with the following item [payable direct out of the Customs Office], viz.: 1,050l. to the Duke of Albemarle for 3½ years' interest for Moore [Mote] Park. Total disposition of the Customs, 8,250l.)
(Same, dated same, to the Commissioners of Excise and Hearthmoney, enclosing the like paper of disposition of those branches of the revenue; said paper including for the Excise the above two Excise items [payable out of the Exchequer], together with the following items [payable direct out of the Excise Office], viz. 500l. towards payment of tallies struck for the bankers' interest; 500l. to[wards] the Princess [of Denmark's] quarter; 1,102l. for the [Excise Office] bill of incidents to June 24 last; total disposition of the Excise, 11,902l.: and for the Hearthmoney the above three Hearthmoney items [payable out of the Exchequer], together with the following items [payable direct out of the Hearthmoney Office], viz. 567l. 10s. 0d. for the last June 24 quarter's [Hearthmoney Office salary] bill; 547l. 18s. 5d. for same quarter's bill for the [said Office's] incidents.)
Aug. 16.
Windsor Castle.
Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue as follows out of the moneys of Tenths and "goods seized," viz.:Disposition Book VI, p. 98.
l.s.d.
to Mr. Lowe4000
to Mr. Fairfax, by way of advance10650
to Mr. Roberts for the works at Windsor43199
to John Cary, riding forester in New Forest926
(Same, dated same, to said Mr. Roberts to pay the abovesaid 43l. 19s. 9d. to John Taylor in satisfaction of one year on his salary of 40l. per an. for repairing the [waterworks] engine here [at Windsor Castle] and 3l. 19s. 9d. for materials used in the said service.)
Same to the Earl of Bath, Lord Warden of the Stannaries [enclosing copy of the following minute or resolution]. The King has considered the petition of the tinners of Cornwall and Devon presented by the said Earl, and also the said Earl's proposals for improving his Majesty's pre-emption and Coinage Duty of tin by managing the same by Commissioners on the King's own account. His Majesty is pleased to declare that out of his good intentions to the said tinners both to gratify and encourage them with a reasonable price for their tin as well as to improve the said revenue, he is willing to advance a half of all such sums as shall be necessary from time to time to carry on the said management provided the said Earl does procure other responsible persons sufficient for advancing the remainder; which said persons the King is contented shall be sole Commissioners for managing the same and [shall be] also equal partners and sharers with his Majesty in profit and loss upon such terms and conditions as shall be approved by the Treasury Lords. The said Earl is therefore fully empowered by the King to make proposals in the King's name to such persons as he shall think proper for that purpose and to offer same to the King for approval.Out Letters (General) XI, pp. 165–6.
Aug. 17.Henry Guy to the Navy Commissioners to assign (out of the 200l. per week for officers and debts of the second book) 64l. 5s. 1d. to Capt. Antho. Young, formerly master and commander of his Majesty's hired ship James Marchant, being due upon the balance of his victualling accounts for said ship whilst in the King's service on a bill dated 1687, Aug. 25.Disposition Book VI, p. 100.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to deliver, on payment of Customs, four cases shipped Aug. 19–9 inst. on the —, James Cuthberther (Cutberd) master, then riding in the river of Bridges [Bruges]; same being directed to Capt. John Wood.Out Letters (General) XI, p. 166.
Same to the Commissioners for sale of rebels' estates in the West to desist from making any sale of the real or personal estate of Mr. Watts, late husband of Mary Watts, widow and executed in the West for a rebel, the King having declared he would make good his intended grant to said Mary of the said both real and personal estate.Ibid.
Aug. 17.
Whitehall, Treasury Chambers.
Treasury reference to the Navy Commissioners of the petition of Robert Foley, praying payment of a debt of 683l. 18s. 1½d. owing to him, he having amongst other merchants furnished goods and stores to the Navy a long while since for which they were to be paid ready money; but the present Commissioners of the Navy being unable to pay for same as said stores etc. were delivered before 1686, Lady day.Reference Book V, p. 134.
The said referees are to report whether petitioner was abated by his contract so as to have ready money and if there be any other bills so contracted and agreed for by them as this is and what is best to be done.
Aug. 18.
Treasury Chambers.
Henry Guy to the Earl of Ranelagh [Paymaster of the Forces] to pay 150l. to Sir Tho. Chambers in full of damages he sustained by reason of the Camp being upon Hounslow Heath.Disposition Book VI, p. 100. Out Letters (General) XI, p. 168.
Same to Mr. Fisher [Deputy Surveyor General of Crown Lands] to send to some trusty person at York to view and estimate what has been laid out by Sir John Reresby on the manor house there and the value of the old materials which he disposed of there.Out Letters (General) XI, p. 167.
Same to the Navy Commissioners to receive from Mr. Shales [Commissary for Victualling the Army] a quantity of meat remaining in his custody out of the provision made for the [present] summer's encampment [of the Forces on Hounslow Heath]; if it be good and fit for sea victualling.Ibid.
Aug. 18.
Treasury Chambers.
Henry Guy to said Shales. The hay and straw remaining in your custody [as above] is to be kept carefully in the King's barns till next year and the oats are to be frugally sold to the King's best advantage.Out Letters (General) XI, p. 168.
Aug. 18.Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Geo. St. Lo; petitioner shewing that he was commander of the ship Dartmo[uth] and that being about the Leeward Caribbee Islands he was informed that several ships did trade among the said islands to the great damage of the Customs; and petitioner not being willing to hazard the King's ship Dartmouth among the rocks and shoals did at his own charge purchase and fit a sloop "whereby he regulated the abuses before committed, to the great benefit of the Customs": therefore encloses a particular account [missing] of his charges therein and prays payment of same and some recompence. (The like reference also to the Navy Commissioners of that part of this petition which relates to the purchase of said sloop.)Reference Book V, p. 133.
Aug. 19.Henry Guy to Visct. Preston [Master of the Great Wardrobe]. The Treasury Lords have directed 500l. a week "for the three succeeding weeks" to be issued to you towards the charges of the present mourning for the Duchess of Modena. Please give order for the application of the same accordingly.Disposition Book VI, p. 101.
Aug. 20.Same to Lord Montagu to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Sir William Gostlyn, praying payment of 1,205l. 3s. 3d. due to him for goods delivered into the Great Wardrobe from 1678 to 1684, Michaelmas.Out Letters (General) XI, p. 168.
Aug. 22.
Windsor Castle. [Sic erratum for Aug. 2.]
Treasury warrant to the Customs Cashier to pay Richard Evans, searcher of Milford port, 25l. for 2½ years to 1685, Lady day, on his salary, ut supra, p. 1494: he having by writing dated the 16th inst. released to the King all his title to arrears before 1685, Lady day, in respect of said office. (Henry Guy, dated Aug. 19, to the Customs Cashier to pay said salary of 10l. per an. what is now due thereon and what shall hereafter grow due "according to their Lordships' dormant warrant of the 2nd inst.")Money Book VIII, p. 231. Disposition Book VI, p. 101.
Aug. 22.Money order for 5l. to William Parkes, porter at the gate of the Receipt, for last June 24 quarter's attendance at the Receipt and on the officers there.Order Book II, p. 84.
Henry Guy to the Customs Commissioners to send an officer to the Dutch Ambassador's house in Deans Yard, Westminster, to visit the goods of Monsieur Zeulistein (Zeulistin), Envoy from the Prince of Orange, in order to their being transported to Holland.Out Letters (General) XI, p. 167.
Aug. 23.Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue as follows out of the branches of the revenue directed to be this week paid into the Exchequer, viz.:Disposition Book VI, pp. 101–2.
Out of the Customs.
l
to the Treasurer of the Navy on the Navy's weekly money on account of 400,000l. for the year's naval service beginning 1686, Lady day5,000
to ditto towards paying off warrant officers etc. due before 1686, Lady day200
to the Treasurer of the Ordnance [for one week on the Ordnance Office's] ordinary1,000
to ditto for stores and storehouses500
Out of the Excise.
to the Earl of Ranelagh for the Forces9,000
to Sir Stephen Fox on his privy seal800
Out of the Hearthmoney.
to me [Guy] for secret service, in full of 5,000l.500
to ditto [for same] by way of advance1,000
to the Cofferer of the Household1,000
to the Master of the Great Wardrobe, for mourning500
to Sir Robert Vyner for plate500
(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 four Customs items.)
(Same, dated same, to the Commissioners of Excise and Hearthmoney, enclosing the similar paper of disposition of the cash of those branches of the revenue; said paper including for the Hearthmoney only the above five Hearthmoney items: and for the Excise the above two Excise items [payable out of the Exchequer], together with the following items [payable direct out of the Excise Office on tallies], viz. 500l. towards payment of tallies struck for the bankers' interest; 500l. for the Princesses [Princess of Denmark's] quarter.)
Aug. 30.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. 102–3.
Out of the Customs.l.
to the Treasurer of the Navy [for one week on the Navy's] weekly money on account of 400,000l. for the year's naval service beginning 1686, Lady day5,000
to ditto towards paying off warrant officers etc. due before 1686, Lady day200
to the Treasurer of the Ordnance [for one week on the Ordnance Office's] ordinary1,000
to ditto for stores and storehouses500
Out of the Excise.
to the Earl of Ranelagh for the Forces9,000
to Sir Stephen Fox on his privy seal800
Out of Hearthmoney.
to me [Guy] for secret service in full of 5,000l.1,500
to the Cofferer of the Household1,000
to the Great Wardrobe for the mourning500
to Sir Robt. Vyner for plate500
(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 four Customs items.)
(Same, dated same, to the Commissioners of Excise and Hearthmoney, enclosing the like paper for the disposition of the cash of those branches of the revenue; said paper including for the Hearthmoney only the above four Hearthmoney items: and for the Excise the above two Excise items [payable out of the Exchequer], together with the following items [payable direct out of the Excise Office on tallies], viz. 500l. towards payment of tallies struck for the bankers' interest; 500l. for the Princesses [Princess of Denmark's] quarter.)
Aug. 31.For Sir Edmond Andros' letter of this date from Boston to the Treasury Lords see infra, pp. 1583–4, under date 1687, Nov. 7.Out Letters (Plantations Auditor) I, p. 250.