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April 1696, 21-25

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'Treasury Calendar: April 1696, 21-25', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 11: 1696-1697 (1933), pp. 98-110. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=82707 Date accessed: 23 July 2014.


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April 1696, 21-25

April 21.Royal warrant to the Attorney. or Solicitor-General for a great seal for a grant to Charles Bertie, Samuel Travers, Surveyor-General of Crown Lands, James Herbert and Richard Powys (in trust for the Duke of Leeds) of the scite of the tenement called Nethercombe alias Eastcombe and of the lands and other things in the particular as follows excepting to the Crown all items and profits as therein excepted: to hold from and immediately after the death of Katherine, Queen Dowager, for 31 years [this clause of term is substituted for the term as set out by the Surveyor-General as follows, viz., for 31 years from the expiry of the grant made 1678–9, March 24, to Charles Osborne and John Knight (see supra, Treasury Calendar, Vol. V, pp. 1047, 1288)]: upon trusts and provisoes as follows, viz., for Thomas, Duke of Leeds, his executors and assigns: under the yearly rent of 3l. 18s. 4d.; and with power to the Treasury Lords to direct the said trustees to renew leases to tenants of any of the said premises: and with a special clause that if any of the premises are vested in the Trustees for sale of Fee Farms, they shall suffer the said Charles Bertie et al., trustees herein, to hold and enjoy the same in trust as above during the said term: the consideration for this grant being the many good, faithful and acceptable services of the said Duke.
Appending: said particular made out, 1694–5, Feb. 12, by Norton Cambridge, deputy auditor for Counties Kent, Surrey, Sussex, Bedfordshire and Oxfordshire; and 1694–5, Feb. 19, by R. Marriot, deputy auditor for County Middlesex; and 1694–5, Feb. 4, by [Sir] Anthony Parsons, auditor for County Dorset; and 1694–5, Feb. 13, by William Aldworth, auditor for County Chester; and 1694–5, Feb. 11, by Robert Hewitt, deputy auditor for County Yorkshire.
The scite of the tenement called Nethercombe alias Eastcombe newly built and the other house called the Old House in East Greenwich demised to James Fortree, 1661–2, Feb. 16, and demised 1692, June 28, to Ralph Sanderson and the Broad Ditch and little piece of land to the East of it, part of the Brick Close in Deptford, late in the tenure of Sir George Carteret as Treasurer of the Navy and demised to John Evelyn, 1668, Oct. 19; a college in King Street, Deptford lately in the tenure of — Pescod and formerly of Robert Ingold and demised 1670, May 11, to William Clement and Lidia his wife; the close called West Bromfield in Deptford and other lands therewith demised to Sir Richard Browne, 1672, June 31; the capital messuage or scite of the manor of Sayes Court in Deptford and other lands therewith demised to John Evelyn, 1673, May 27; rents of assize as well of free tenants as of tenants at will in the manor of East Peckham amounting to 11l. per an.; rents of assize of free tenants in the manor of East Farleigh and Treasurie rents there amounting to 49l. 18s. 2½d.; rents of assize issuing out of the towns of Dover (44s.), River (11s. 6d.), Bladbeane (2s.), Billchester (13s. 7½d.), Hove (12s. 2½d.), divers villages (4l. 5s. 4d.), Brookeland (44s. 2d.), West Street (8d.); the farm lands in Dover (34s. 8d.), parcel of the manor or lordship of Swinfeild, County Kent: (marginal note, the rent of assize of the said townships, etc., of the manor of Swinfeild have not been paid of late years and were neither desired by nor valued to the Duke of Leeds and are therefore to be inserted or omitted as the Treasury Lords shall direct.)
The manor of East Moulsey, County Surrey, now parcel of the Honor of Hampton Court and formerly of the monastery of Marton [Merton], as demised to Nicholas Fortescue, 1692, Oct. 10, for 31 years and to James Clarke, 1667–8, Jan. 28, and 1676–7, March 12.
the passage over the Thames called Hampton Court Ferry, between Moulsey and Hampton Court and its ferry boat; and the like passage between West Mousley and Hampton Court and its ferry boat: being parcel of the manor of East Moulsey and demised to Lady Dorothy Edmondes, 1606, May 27, and afterwards to William Gwinne and William Loveing, 1635, June 11, and afterwards to James Clarke, 1667–8, Jan. 28, and 1676–7, March 12.
the stream running from Cobham Bridge to Thames Ditton and East Moulsey and the fishing thereof, demised to said Clarke 1676–7, Mar. 12.
the passage over the Thames called Richmond Ferry demised to Sir Joseph Ash 1661, May 31.
and the rent of 16l. 9s. 0d. per an. issuing out of the manor of Petersham and Ham.
and 2 messuages in Southwark, one heretofore called the Angel and now called the King's Bench, the other called the Crane and the garden and ground thereto demised 1546, Dec. 16, by Richard Fulmerston to John Masse.
and the rent of the garden called the Pyke Garden in St. Saviour's, Southwark, demised 1660–1, Feb. 28, and 1684, April 22, to William (afterwards Sir William) Boreman;
and the scite of the late monastery of Sheen alias West Sheen alias Richmond and all houses, etc. thereto, demised 1675, Nov. 24, to Robert Raworth and Martin Folkes in reversion of the grant of 1660, Aug. 7, to Philip, Viscount Lisle.
and the lands, etc., called Northey in the parishes of Bexhill, Hoo and Bernard, County Sussex in the tenure of Robert Spiller sometime parcel of the possessions of Lord Brough [Burgh] and all other lands demised 1660–1, Feb. 7, to James Bullen of London, gent.
and the rent of 9l. 10s. 0d. out of the manor of How [Hooe] Court in County Sussex (in the margin: this is granted in fee 1688, Dec. 3, and so to be left out of this lease).
and the messuages and lands called Oldbury [Aldingbourn] and Seabeach in Sussex and all other lands in Bosgrave [Boxgrove], Halnaker, Eartham, West Deane, Singleton, Westergate, Tortington and Aldingborne, sometime the possessions bought by Sir Richard Sackvile, Knight (Chancellor of the Court of Augmentations), from John Hibberden and demised to his son Thomas Sackvile, 1550–1, March 1.
and the rent of 40s. issuing out of the Great Park of Ampthill, Brockborough [Brogboro] and Beckerings and other lands in County Bedfordshire, granted to John Ashburnham, Esq.
and the waste ground in Stowood in the forests of Shotover and of Stowood, County Oxfordshire, and all the woods, etc., demised 1663, May 26, to Montague, Earl of Lindsey.
and all the waste ground in Shotover in the said forests and the coppices, etc., therewith demised 1663, May 26, and 1665–6, Feb. 19, to Sir Timothy Tirrell.
and all those coppices in Wychwood Forest granted 1661–2, Jan. 28, to Edward, Earl of Clarendon.
excepting to the Crown out of all the above premises such details as are excepted in the said prior leases.
and all the Crown reversion and yearly rents of the premises "so" granted 1678–9, March 24, to Charles Osborne and John Knight ut supra (marginal note: of uncertain location; "divers manors, lands, messuages and tenements in Counties Kent, Surrey, Sussex, Bedford and Oxford: this is granted in fee to his Grace the Duke of Leeds, 3 Dec., 1688, and therefore to be omitted in passing the new lease.")
County Middlesex.
the manor of Marybone demised 1668, Oct. 19, to Henry Lord Arlington and demised as above to Charles Osburne and John Knight.
County Dorset.
the third part of the demesne lands lately enclosed and in several closes reduced out of the forest of Gillingham, late in the tenure of George Kirke, Esq., ("the third part of the forest of Gillingham") as demised 1674, March 27, to Ralph Montague, Esq., and demised as above to Charles Osburne and John Knight.
County Chester.
the agistment, herbage, pasturage and pannage of hogs, turbary, fern crops and barks in the forest of Mara and Mondren alias Mondrem demised 1661, Oct. 9, and 1691–2, Feb. 5, to Thomas, Earl Rivers;
and the fines upon surrenders and alienations of old and new lands and copyholds and the heriots, etc., in the manor of Macclesfield demised to John and Thomas, sons of Sir Thomas Manwaring of Peover, bart., 1678, June 27.
and the office of bailiff of the Hundred of Northwich granted 1662–3, Feb. 6, to the said Sir Thomas Manwaring;
and the Fraternity of Iveley, parcel of the possessions late of the Hospital of St. John Jerusalem sometime in the tenure of Humphry Newton and late in that of George Poole and part of the possessions appropriate to the late Preceptory of Iveley, County Derby, and demised to Roger Whitley, 1661, Sept. 25, and demised as above to the said Osborne and Knight (in the margin: in this recital reference to the lease of Osborne and Knight there is a mistake: the profits of Court in the manor of Macclesfield being now held for the lives of Sir John Manwaring and William his brother by grant dated 1661, June 27.)
County Yorkshire.
the tithes of the vicarage of Halifax demised to Robert Brent, and demised as above to the said Osborne and Knight. King's Warrant Book XVIII, pp. 430–50.
April 21.Royal warrant [to the Lord Deputy, Ireland] to give directions to the Receivers-General of Revenue, Ireland, to pay 1,406l. 5s. 2d. to Sir Joseph Herne and Sir Stephen Evance for interest as follows: they having represented to the Treasury that there was due to them 8,557l. 10s. 1d. on account of clothing by them furnished to the Earl of Donegal's and Col. Cunningham's Regiment in April, 1693, which ought to have been paid them in 3 instalments of 2,846l. 4s. 0d., 2,846l. 4s. 0d., and 2,865l. 2s. 1d. on respectively 1693, Oct. 31, Nov. 30 and Dec. 24, but by reason of several later contracts taking place and other interruptions there was no part thereof paid until 1694, Nov. 17, and from that time by such small proportions that the whole was not satisfied till 1695, Nov. 23; wherefore they have prayed allowance of interest thereon from the time same ought to have been paid to the days of the actual payment: which interest is certified to be as above by Charles Fox and Lord Coningsby Receivers-General and Paymasters of [the Forces], Ireland. King's Warrant Book XVIII, p. 385. Out Letters (Ireland) VII, p. 86.
April 21.William Lowndes to the Customs Commissioners to send to Mr. Kein's lodgings at Whitehall the 4 chests of wine lately arrived from Holland in the ship Rowland Rowlases from Rotterdam for his Majesty's use being a present from Prince Vaudemont to the King. Out Letters (General) XV, p. 85.
Same to Sir William Blackett. The Treasury Lords are informed that Sir John Fenwick, who is accused of high treason and is fled from justice hath an annuity payable by you. Lest you should suffer any prejudice they desire you to take especial care not to pay same or any part thereof upon any assignment from said Fenwick made after his treason committed. Ibid.
Same to the Attorney-General to report on the enclosed draft [missing] of a warrant for a lease or grant of the sole benefit of exporting lamperns alive out of the river of Thames for 31 years. May such a lease or grant be legally passed with respect to the Act for appropriating the Customs and Subsidies of Tonnage and Poundage ? Ibid.
Same to the Archbishop of Canterbury. The Treasury Lords desire you to direct your sub-collector of Tenths of the Clergy in your diocese to take and receive such money as by the Act for Remedying the ill State of the Coin is required to be taken. (The like letter severally to the Archbishop of York and to the 24 bishops detailed.) Ibid., p. 87.
Same to respectively the 37 Receivers-General of taxes detailed to direct the collectors within their respective receipts to go about from house to house between this date and the 4 of May next to collect and receive all such moneys as any persons are willing to pay on account of the present [fourth 4s. Aid or] Land Tax notwithstanding they may have already collected the first payment thereof [all with a view to the getting in of the clipped moneys before May 4 next ut supra p. 94]. Ibid., p. 88.
Same to the Navy Commissioners enclosing a copy [missing] of the Order of the King in Council dated 1694, March 29, concerning the proposals made by Sir Henry Ashurst and Sir Stephen Evance for bringing to the port of London the several species of naval stores from New England, together with a bill of some now arrived. Please cause the same to be received into the King's stores and send my Lords a certificate thereof. Please attend my Lords hereon on Friday next about paying for the same. Ibid.
Treasury order to the Customs Commissioners to observe (a) infra.
Prefixing: (a) order of the King in Council dated Kensington, April 9 inst., made upon a report from the Admiralty Lords dated April 8 inst. on the petition of the Greenland Company representing in regard the season for the proceeding of their ships is now so near that unless they be permitted to go accordingly they will lose their voyage: to which the said Lords report that they have no objection to the said ships proceeding as soon as they can be got ready, notwithstanding the embargo.
It is hereby ordered accordingly that the said Company's ships be permitted to proceed on their voyage to Greenland. Out Letters (Customs) XIII, p. 259.
April 21.Treasury reference to the [Principal] Commissioners of Prizes of the petition of the Earl of Romney et al. praying a renewal of their grant of one half of all prizes since the war not accounted for to the King and which have been carried into several places in America and other parts in Italy or Portugal, having since the passing of the said grant made discovery of several other prizes which have been carried into several of the said ports and also into several ports in Spain and Galicia. Reference Book VII. p. 146.
Same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Edward Scarborough collector of Liverpool port praying an additional salary in consideration of the great trouble he and his clerks are at by reason of the Impositions on tobacco, etc. Ibid.
Treasury warrant to the King's Remembrancer to supersede till the beginning of next Easter term the process ad computandum issued forth against Edward, Lord Griffin as Treasurer of the Chamber to the late King James. Warrants not Relating to Money XV, p. 107.
April 22.Royal warrant to the Earl of Ranelagh for a pension or allowance of 18d. a day to John Russell who has been a Commission Officer in the Army for many years past: to be payable from 1696, April 1, out of Army contingencies in consideration of long and faithful services. King's Warrant Book XVIII, p. 400.
William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue as follows out of loans to be made by Mr. Knight and Mr. Burton, or either of them or by their procurement, on credit of the Hereditary and Temporary Excise, viz.:
l.s.d.
to Mr. Robinson in further part of 1,000l.30000
to Mr. Calmady128211
to Mr. Cartwright5591
to Mr. Brunskill5000
to Mr. Crofts5000
to Mr. Stephens6000
to Mrs. Golding3000
to Mr. May5000
to Lady Berkley5000
to Sir William Trumbull1000
to Sir Robert Killegrew20000
to Mr. Foley, Speaker of the House of Commons65000
to Sir Thomas Lawrence10000
to the executors of Mr. Hutchinson, late a Commissioner of Accounts12500
to the Cofferer of the Household towards the charge of entertaining the Venetian Ambassador50000
l.2,448120
Disposition Book XIII, p. 127.
April 22.William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 800l. to the Earl of Ranelagh on the unsatisfied order in his name as Paymaster of the Forces: to be issued out of loans to be made by said Earl on credit of the Continuing Act: and to be paid over to John Ward, late Agent to the Earl of Bath's Regiment on account of the debts of said Regiment: to be placed to the account of clearings of the said Regiment from 1692, April 1, to 1693, April 1. Disposition Book XIII, p. 127.
Same to the Customs Commissioners enclosing the petition [missing] of William Hodges praying to be [a] coastwaiter in London port instead of Thomas Jones. You are to present him if there be a vacancy and you find him fit. Out Letters (General) XV, p. 86.
Treasury warrant to the surveyor-General of Crown Lands for a constat or particular of the several manors and honors as follows (except the Honor of Eye with its appurtenances) in order to a grant thereof to such person or persons as the King shall be pleased to direct: the Treasury Lords having laid before the King the said Surveyor's report as below and having received his Majesty's pleasure thereon as herein.
Appending: said report dated April 14 inst. from S. Travers, Surveyor-General of Crown Lands on the order of reference of the 10th inst. from the Treasury Lords of a paper containing a list of divers honors, lordships, and manors in Counties Suffolk, Lincoln, Sussex, Cumberland, Chester, Norfolk and York all parcel of the Queen Dowager's jointure: "and being informed that his Majesty has commanded a state thereof to be laid before him to-morrow I have as well as I can in so short a time enquired thereinto and by perusal of the rate [ratal] on which the said Queen's jointure passed and searching into the books of entries in my custody I find the values thereof to be as followeth" (see supra pp. 125–8) viz.:
l.s.d.
County Suffolk.per an.
The Honor of Eye consisting of quit rents, Castle guard rents, etc., clear per an.6014
an old dungeon and waste piece of ground called the Castle Hill with a wood called Goswold Wood are belonging to the said Honor and are valued on improvement at 13l. 6s. 8d. I have lately reported [supra, pp. 97–8] on Lord Cornwallis's petition for a lease of this Honor being the ancient seat of his family and the place from whence he takes his title.
County Lincoln.
The manor of Grantham, in certain [ascertained or fixed] rents, etc., clear54146
The demesne lands of the said manor are valued on improvement at 114l. 5s. 6½d. per an.
County Sussex.
The manor of Pevensey, parcel of the Duchy of Lancaster: the certain rents and profits thereof, clear422
The leaseholds of this manor are valued on improvement above the rents at 347l. 15s. 5d.
County Yorks.
The manor of Patrington, in quit rents etc. clear611210
The improved value of the demesnes is 173l. 18s. 4d. per an.
County Cumberland.
The Honor of Penrith alias Perith and the the Forest of Inglewood thereto belonging are of very large extent and most of the estates in that county are held thereof; the yearly rents whereof have been computed, clear at3371711
The improved value of divers parcels of land, etc., in lease have been accounted worth 676l. 15s. 8d. per an. above the rents.
County Chester.
The manor of Dracklow and Rudheath, in rents of assize and reserved rents on leases, clear2983
The demesnes whereof are valued on improvement at 184l. 4s. 9d. per an.
County Norfolk.
The manor of Terrington in quit rents, clear208101
The improved value of the demesnes over and above the rents is 1,183l. 3s. 1d.
County Yorks.
The manor of Bristall [Birstall] Garth in certain [fixed] rents and profits, clear258
The improved value of the demesnes there are 75l. 8s. 6d.
The manor of Hornsea, in lease to Mr. Elliott for the remainder of a 60 years' term granted in 167075155
The improvement whereof above the rent has been surveyed at 111l. 18s. 9d. per an.
The manor of Thwing, in rents, etc.48140
The demesnes thereof are valued on improvement at 36l. 10s. 4d.
The manor of Barnesley-cum-Dodworth in certain [fixed] rents, etc.431011
The improvement above the rent is 189l. 15s. 10d.
The manor of Leven, in quit rents, over and above the charge of banks and sewers4810
The value of the demesnes 185l. 16s. 1d.
Totall.1,0374
all the above certain yearly rents amounting to 1,037l. 4s. 2¾d. per an. will become due to the Crown on the Queen Dowager's death but the improved value amounting to 3,294l. 18s. 11½d. per an. is demiseable by the said Queen Dowager and her Trustees during her life for 31 years or 3 lives and I believe some parts thereof have been granted for longer terms by direction of privy seals of Charles II. Warrants not Relating to Money XV, pp. 104–6.
Royal warrant under the King's sign manual to Lord Capel, Lord Deputy of Ireland, for a new lease or custodiam to be forthwith passed to Charles, Earl of Mountrath for a further 3 years of the like lease directed by the Queen's sign manual warrant of 1693, April 28 [supra, Treasury Calendar, Vol. X, pp. 177–8], of the several lands or estates as therein scheduled formerly belonging to Richard, late Earl of Tyrconnel in County Kildare and to Thomas Wise in Queen's County at rents amounting in the whole to 906l. 3s. 8d. per an. which reserved rent was by the said Queen's sign manual of 1693, July 26, directed to be remitted and released saving only the quit rents and Crown rents: all by reason that said Earl of Mountrath has petitioned for such renewal of said lease and the Solicitor-General, Ireland, has reported thereon that said Earl has been a great sufferer in his estate.
The present renewal however is to be subject to the payment of the principal money and interest due on a bond given by the said late Earl of Tyrconnell by the name of Richard Talbot, Esq., of Westminster, dated 1676, Dec. 16, to Marmaduke Bointon, Esq., in 800l. to secure payment of 400l. to said Bointon on demand and the payment of the said [400l.] debt has been solicited by Alexander Higgons in right of his wife Susannah Tobin as executrix of the said Marmaduke Boynton, whereupon the King (by royal letter of 1694, Dec. 31), directed same to be paid out of said Tyrconnell's estate but said Higgons finds that the said estate is so far disposed of that he cannot in any probability expect the said debt [to be paid] out of same unless it be charged upon the present grant. Out Letters (Ireland) VII, pp. 87–8.
April 22.Royal warrant to the Lord Deputy of Ireland for a patent under the great seal of Ireland to William Watson and his heirs, etc., for ever of all the forfeited estates of David Nagle and Peirce Nagle, in Ireland: all in consideration of the many good and faithful services of the said Watson. Ibid.
April 23.William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue as follows out of loans made or to be made by Mr. Bartholomew Burton on credit of the Hereditary and Temporary Excise, viz.:
to William Underhill et al. ut supra p. 85, for apprehending Lowick1,00000
to John Gibbons et al. ut ibid for apprehending Thomas Trevor1,00000
to Charles Chickley et al. ut ibid for apprehending — Walbank1,00000
to Margaret Goss et al. ut ibid for apprehending — Boyce1,00000
to John Ayres et al. ut ibid for apprehending Christopher Knightley1,00000
to Robert Wood for apprehending Sherborne1,00000
to John Butterick et al. ut ibid for apprehending Bevill Higgons and Thomas Higgons2,00000
to Sir Francis Vincent et al. ut supra, pp. 93–4 for apprehending George Porter, etc.3,00000
to Robert Greenway et al. ut ibid for apprehending —Meldrum1,00000
to John Butching et al. ut ibid for apprehending — Cranburn1,00000
to Richard Poynter et al. ut ibid for apprehending — Chambers1,00000
Disposition Book XIII, pp. 125–6.
Same to same to issue 1,232l. to the Earl of Ranelagh on the unsatisfied order in his name as Paymaster of the Forces: to be issued out of loans to be made by said Earl on credit of the Continuing Act: and to be applied as follows, viz.:
to pay bills for the subsistence of the soldiers of Lieut. General Belasyse's and Brigadier Erle's Regiments which [soldiers] were taken and carried into Dunkirk30000
for a further subsistence at 50l. a Company for 10 Companies of the said Regiments lately returned from France50000
for recruiting 67 men of Belasyse's Companies and 57 men of Earl's Companies which are lost27200
to answer a bill of Mr. Robinson's for his Majesty's Agent at Stockholm, payable to the order of Robert Jackson, for16000
l.1,23200
Ibid., p. 127.
April 24.Money warrant for 112l. 10s. 0d. to John, Phillip and Joseph Rotiers for 1696, Lady day quarter, on their annuity [as Gravers to the Mint]: to be payable out of Coinage Duties moneys. Order Book XIII, p. 125.
Money warrant for 50l. to Eleanora May, wife of Charles May, Esq., for 1696, Lady day quarter, on her annuity as by the privy seal of 1695, May 23, supra Treasury Calendar X, p. 1037. (Money order dated May 27 hereon.) Money Book XIII, p. 123. Order Book IV, p. 287.
Treasury warrant, dormant, to the Postmasters General to pay the annuity or yearly pension of 300l. to Samuel Johnson, clerk for 99 years terminable on the life of him and Benjamin Johnson, his son, as from 1695, Xmas, as by his patent under the great seal. Money Book XIII, p. 125.
William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 150l. to Charles Fox and Lord Coningsby on the unsatisfied order in their names as Paymasters of the Forces, Ireland: to be issued out of loans to be made by said Fox on credit of the Continuing Act: and to be paid over to Lewis Chabroll on account of the arrears on his pension of 3s. 6d. a day [and] to enable him to equip himself for his Majesty's service. Disposition Book XIII, p. 128.
William Lowndes to Mr. Blathwaite to procure a royal warrant for inserting Michael [Nath.] Vivent for 2s. 6d. a day on the establishment of pensions payable to reformed officers payable in England in lieu of his like pension payable in Ireland which is hereby to cease; but this arrangement is not to apply to the arrears of the said pension: all on the petition of said Vivent. Out Letters (General) XV, p. 86.
William Lowndes to Mr. Fox to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Capt. George Bing praying that the respite of 183l. 15s. 0d. on his pay as Lieut. in the Earl of Oxford's Regiment of Horse may be taken off. Ibid., p. 100.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to employ 20 tidesmen, 8 boatmen and 6 officers to watch the creeks of and at Plymouth port at established allowances of 30l. per an. each whereby there will be saved 466l. 18s. 8d. per an. [available] for paying such incidents as may arise on any extraordinary glut of shipping, and in accordance therewith to add Daniell Lyford, Richard Roper, Richard Phillips, Peirce Bletchenden, George Brown, Thomas Nottingham, John Peirce, Francis Tristilian and — Fortescue to the 17 tidesmen already on the establishment of said port and that the officers of said port be entrusted with the nomination of 3 boatmen to be added to the officers of the port "it requiring men well acquainted with the current of the aids [heads] there": all as by the said Commissioners' memorial of March 30 last shewing that from the accompts of 4 years past it appears that the incidents' charge arising by day pay of tidesmen and boatmen with officers to watch the creeks of said port amount to 1,236l. 18s. 8d. per an. by a medium and that the present allowance of salary to the said officers has been 270l. per an. or 1,506l. 18s. 8d. in all. Out Letters (Customs) XIII, p. 260.
April 24.Treasury reference to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands of the petition of Abell D'Allonne to the King shewing that the manor of Pickering, County Yorks, is part of the Queen Dowager's jointure and let at 204l. per an. and praying a concurrent lease thereof for 99 years at 10l. per an. rent. Reference Book VII, p. 146.
Same to the Attorney-General and to the said Surveyor-General of the petition of Thomas, Lord Raby, praying a grant of the profits arising by fines pro licentia concordandi commonly called Post Fines for 99 years in reversion of the grant made thereof by Charles II. to the Earl of Berkshire and Sir Robert Howard. Ibid.
Same to the said Surveyor-General of the petition of Arthur, Earl of Torrington for [a grant of] a farm and house called Oatelands Park and House with some meadows in Weybridge thereto adjoining [being the estate] of his brother Sir Edward Herbert (now with King James in France) and also some chambers and lodgings in Sergeants Inn in Fleet Street, London. Ibid.
Treasury warrant to the Surveyor-General of Crown Lands for a particular of a messuage, part of the manor of Richmond as follow in order to a lease thereof to Ann Hopper for 31 years from June 24 next at 10l. per an.
Prefixing: said Surveyor-General's report on said Hopper's petition for same. Edward Villiers, Esq., (who had a title to the manor of Richmond by grant from the late Queen Mother) made several leases since 1660 to Symon Hopper, gent., the petitioner's late husband, of a messuage or tenement [with a] garden, yard or stable [thereto] parcel of the King's ancient palace or mansion house at Richmond. The last of the said leases was for 21 years from 1675, June 24, at 10l. per an. rent. A new lease may be granted her for 31 years at the same rent "as hath been lately directed by your Lordships for Sir Charles Hedges in the like case." Warrants not Relating to Money XV, p. 106.
Same to Sir Thomas Trevor, Kt., Attorney-General, to enter a noli prosequi upon the information brought against 4 bales of raw silk lately sent to David Dellgass by a merchant of Leghorn, same having been sent overland to a merchant of Amsterdam with certificates testifying same to be of the production and manufacture of Italy and which came to London in three several ships and 3 of the 4 bales paid aliens duties but same are seized; said Dellgass having petitioned shewing that he has no other testimony relating to the said silks than the certificates of his correspondents in Italy and his own oath which will not be received as evidence upon a trial here so that he is under a necessity of losing his silks or moving for a commission to examine witnesses beyond seas, the charge of which is very great; upon which petition the Customs Commissioners have reported Feb. 8 last that the silks are deemed to be of the growth of Asia, the import of which is forbidden save from the country of origin; but that the Customs officers who seized have had experience of the consequence of such commissions and examinations beyond seas (as provided by the Act of Frauds) which have always been returned in favour of the proprietors wherefore they are content to submit to the settlement as herein. Ibid., pp. 107–8.
April 24.Treasury subscription for the execution of a warrant dated April 23 inst. from the [Earl of Dorset,] Lord Chamberlain to Sir Francis Lawley, Master of the Jewel House, for the delivery to Captain Zuhms, Adjutant-General at sea, of 100 ounces of gold plate as a gift from the King at the christening of his child. Ibid., p. 108.
Treasury warrant to the Excise Commissioners to accept of 400l. in full settlement of the debt of 1,978l. 6s. 2d. standing upon Garret Cotter, a Receiver General of the late revenue of Hearthmoney till about Easter 1689, being upon his accounts for the years 1686–7–8 which arose from many great losses which happened to him about the time of the Revolution; for recovery of which debt said Cotter was arrested and ejectments were brought for recovery of possession of several houses in the Liberty of Westminster of which he had the equity of redemption and the Excise Commissioners having gotten possession of some of them but being empty and subject to ground rents they turn to no account towards satisfying the said debt, but petitioner is an object of pity having lain a long time in the Fleet in a starving condition and having many children, two whereof are in his Majesty's service. On payment of said 400l. Cotter's sureties are to be discharged and his security is to be reassigned. Ibid., pp. 109–10.
Same to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands for a particular of two lighthouses at or near the town of Harwich in order to a new lease thereof to Sir Francis Compton for 31 years from the determination of the lease in being at the former rent of 5l. and fine of 550l.
Appending: report by said Surveyor-General on said Compton's petition. Charles II. did grant, 24 Dec., 1694 [sic for 1674], to Sir William Batten, Kt., the Surveyor of the Navy, licence and power to erect and maintain 2 lighthouses at or near Harwich for the benefit of navigation on that coast with a duty of ½d. per ton for [from] all ships and vessels laden at Newcastle or Sunderland and ½d. per ton likewise for all other English ships and vessels whatsoever passing by there and 1d. per ton for all vessels belonging to the foreigners passing by there: to hold for 61 years at the rent of 5l. per an. There are 30 years to come in this term. I have no certain account in my office of the profits arising by these lighthouses: but by enquiring and comparing these duties with what is paid for other lighthouses on the same coast they seem to be worth about 700l. per an. and I therefore rate the desired lease at 1,750l. Ibid., p. 116.
The Treasury Lords to the Lord Deputy, Ireland. The King being informed that the estates of David Nagle and Pierce Nagle in Ireland are forfeited has signed the enclosed warrant [missing] for a grant thereof to William Watson in consideration of many faithful services. It appears by report of the Attorney-General, Ireland, to you that the said Nagles are in possession of their estates by virtue of the articles for the surrender of Limerick. It is the King's pleasure that you examine their pretentions before the grant to Watson be passed. Out Letters (Ireland) VII, p. 87.
April 24.Entry of a Treasury caveat in behalf of Francis Calmady, Esq., and other his Majesty's tenants of the manors of Stoke Climsland and Calstock, parcel of the ancient Duchy [of Cornwall] against any grant to John Manley or any other person of quarries of stone within the said manor[s]. Notice to be given to Mr. Gilbert Eare at his chamber in New Inn. Caveat Book, p. 43.
The like in behalf of Sir Robert Clayton that no grant of the Post Fines pass to Lord Raby or any others until he is heard. Ibid.
April 25.Treasury warrant to the Auditor of Crown Revenues, County Gloucester, to allow to Philip Ryley 1,100l. in any account to be made by him for sale of cinders in Dean Forest as by the royal sign manual of April 15 inst. supra p. 93. Money Book XIII, p. 123.
William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 107l. 2s. 6d. to the Earl of Ranelagh on the unsatisfied order in his name as Paymaster of the Forces: to be issued out of loans to be made by said Earl on the Continuing Act: and to be paid over to Thomas Waddon, executor of Capt. John Waddon late of Sir Bevill Granvill's Regiment for said Captain's arrears of pay at the time of his death, to wit from 1693, April 1, to 1695, Aug. 28. Disposition Book XIII, p. 128.
Same to the Excise Commissioners to send to the several collectors of Excise for an account of the names and places of abode of all the makers of tobacco pipes and earthenware in their several districts; to return same to the Treasury as early as possible. Out Letters (Customs) XV, p. 86.
Entry of a Treasury caveat in behalf of Elianor Plunkett against any grant or custodiam of the estate late belonging to Ignatius Plunkett and afterwards to Angell Plunkett lying in Derrypatrick in County Meath, either to Major Delamere or any other until she or her son Capt. George Withers be first heard. Notice to be given to Mr. Gilbert Eare at his chamber in New Inn.