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June 1681, 13-20


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'Entry Book: June 1681, 13-20', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 7: 1681-1685 (1916), pp. 172-185. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=83810 Date accessed: 26 October 2014.


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June 1681

Date.Nature and Substance of the Entry.Reference.
June 13.Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to pay to the Band of Gentlemen Pensioners the remainder of their last warrant out of such moneys as shall be brought into the Exchequer from the arrears of the Tenths of the dioceses of York, Chichester, Lichfield, Peterborough or Bristol.Ibid, p. 257.
Same to Lord Lumley. The Treasury Lords have directed 350l. to be issued to you at the Exchequer for buying horses for the Queen, "which cannot be done for want of a privy seal." For the reimbursement of Lord Hyde, who lent you 300l. for the said service, the Treasury Lords have directed the Exchequer officials to advance the money on your acquittance till the privy seal for paying same be passed. Send your resolutions herein to my Lords as soon as may be so, that the privy seal may be passed accordingly.Ibid.
June 13.Henry Guy to the [seven] auditors of the revenue to prepare quickly, for the Treasury Lords, states of the accounts of each Receiver [General of Crown Lands] within your respective divisions for the year ended 1680, Sept. 29.Out Letters (General) VI, p. 257.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of John Foster for the place of collector of Lancaster port loco Francis Metcalfe, deceased.Reference Book I, p. 284.
Same to same of the petition of George Legg, as by a favourable reference dated Windsor, May 9 last, from the King thereof: said petition praying for a grant of the duty on the importation of Scotch and foreign salt, viz. for 21 years in reversion after and at the same rent as the existing grant to Sir Thomas Strickland, granted to him for 18 years from 1670, Lady day at 1,000l. per an. rent, which said grant will expire at Lady day, 1688: all by reason that the petitioner by his manifold expenses in your Majesty's service at sea. Portsmouth, etc., contracted many great and burdensome debts never by him to be satisfied without your Majesty's grace and favour.Ibid, p. 286.
Same to same of the petition of Matthew Humberston, receiver outwards, London port, shewing that during his 17 years' service he has sustained great losses by surcharges, tale and bad money, and undergoes great pains and labour by a multitude of small entries, his receipt increasing between Michaelmas, 1671, and Michaelmas, 1680, from 28,800l. to 49,000l.: that when this place was divided two persons were allowed 140l. per an., which petitioner has officiated for 80l., nor can have any assistance (through the smallness of the sums) by assigning part of the money to be received by the Receiver General [of Customs] as other [Customs] receivers have, nor has he any other benefits. Prays increase of his salary to 100l. and that he may be in some measure equal to the others [receivers] in the same capacity.Ibid, p. 287.
Money warrant for 300l. to Sir Thomas Windham for half a year to 1679, Christmas, on his annuity or pension.Money Book III, p. 61.
Same for 100l. to Lady Anne Windham for 1680, Michaelmas quarter, on her same.Ibid.
Same for 50l. to Jon. Rogers, gent., for half a year to 1680, Sept. 29, on his same.Ibid.
Same for 100l. to Francis Reynolds for half a year to 1678. Sept. 29, on his pension.Ibid.
Same for 100l. to Thomas Whitgrave (Witgrave) for half a year to 1679, Sept. 29, on his same.Ibid, p. 62.
June 13.Money warrant for 250l. to Thomas Lane for half a year to 1678, Lady day, on his pension.Money Book III, p. 62.
Same for 150l. to Charles Gifford, esq., for half a year to 1679, Midsummer, on his annuity or pension.Ibid.
Same for 100l. to Mris. Katherine Gunter for half a year to 1676, Sept. 29, on her same.Ibid, p. 63.
Same for 100l. to Francis Mansell, esq., for half a year to 1679, Christmas, on his same.Ibid, p. 65.
Royal warrant to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal to constitute John Berkeley and William Shaw to the office of one of the two searchers at Gravesend loco Edward Godfrey, lately deceased. during pleasure: to be executed by themselves or deputies to be approved by the Treasury Lords.King's Warrant Book VIII, p. 174.
Same to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for the discharge of Dame Barbara Dalton, wife of Sir Marmaduke Dalton and widow of Walter Strickland of the balance owing to the King from said Strickland as late Receiver of the Royal Aid and Additional Aid, the One Months' and Eleven Months' Assessment, co. Yorks, all ut supra, p. 150. On her paying the balance of 18l. 17s. 5½d. into the Exchequer and giving release to the King of 369l. 8s. 11d. surplus on the Royal and Additional Aids and all arrears on the pension of 200l. per an. (she the said Dame Barbara not being able to deliver up the letters patent of the said pension in regard they are either lost or mislaid so that she cannot find them) she (her husband being dead since her petition was delivered) is hereby released and discharged of the sum of 779l. 8s. 11d. and the sum of 2,100l. ut supra, ibid, is hereby to be paid her by tallies on herself as administratrix of said Strickland as Receiver of the One Month's and the Eleven Months' Assessments: it being certified by the Auditor of the Receipt that all the orders registered on the said Eleven Months' Assessment are satisfied so that the arrears thereof are in the King's disposal.Ibid, pp. 174–7.
Same to same for a same for 100,000l. to Sir George Wharton, Treasurer and Paymaster of the Ordnance, as imprest for land and sea services to be performed by the Office of Ordnance.Ibid, p. 177.
Royal sign manual for 500l. to William Roberts, Receiver of the rents and revenues of the Honor and Castle of Windosr, as imprest for the building, rebuilding and repairing of the King's houses and buildings within the said Castle: to be by him issued to Sir Samuel Morland to be expended upon and towards the making of an engine to bring up water from the river Thames to the said Castle and Park at Windsor. Same to be satisfied by tallies on the Tenths of the clergy of the diocese of York for the year 1680. (Money warrant dated June 14 hereon. Money order dated June 15 hereon.)Ibid, p. 178. Money Book III, 63. Order Book XXXVIII, p. 221.
Royal warrant to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a bill [for a great seal] to revoke the patent of [April, 1679] which appointed Sir Richard Temple, Sir George Downing, Charles Cheyne, Francis Millington and John Upton as Customs Commissioners and in their place to constitute Charles Lord Cheyne Viscount of Newhaven in Scotland, Sir Richard Tempell, Sir George Downing, John Upton and Nicholas Butler, Dr. of Physic, to be Customs Commissioners: during pleasure: with the salary of 1,200l. per an. each: the first payment to be at June 24 inst.: Richard Prowse to be Solicitor to the said Commissioners.King's Warrant Book VIII, p. 179.
June 13.Royal warrant to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a bill for a great seal for a grant to the Earl of St. Albans for a further term of 11 years after expiry of the term as below of the house of scite of a house, gardens, orchards and courts, with the appurtenances, heretofore called Oatlands House (granted to John Staley and Martin Folkes by a great seal of 1670, Mar. 31, for 31 years from 1669, Michaelmas, at 20s. per an. rent, said house being then demolished) and all lands upon which the said house then demolished sometimes stood, and all that the park of Oatlands with the appurtenances in co. Surrey and the paddock there and all that meadow lying in the common mead of Weybridge and all the lands and grounds heretofore known by the name of Oatlands Park and all houses, structures, lodges and buildings and all inclosures, pales, waters, easements and commodities thereto: the abovesaid grant having by several mesne assignments come to the said Earl, who prays a further term of 11 years therein. At the rent of 20s. per an. the Surveyor General estimates this further term to be worth a fine of 900l. But the present grant is to pass without fine in consideration of the said Earl's long and faithful services.King's Warrant Book VIII, pp. 180–1.
Same to same for a same for a grant and restitution to Phillip, Earl of Pembroke and Montgomery, of his goods and lands forfeited by reason of the death and killing of William Smeeth, yeoman; the King having already signed a warrant for a great seal for his pardon.Ibid, p. 181.
Royal sign manual for 1,250l. to Henry Guy for secret service, without account: to be issued on the 10,000l. privy seal dormant of Mar. 9 last. (Money warrant dated June 14 hereon. Money order dated June 15 hereon.)Ibid, p. 182. Money Book III, p. 64. Order Book XXXVIII, p. 222.
Treasury warrant to the Clerk of the Pipe to prepare a patent under the Exchequer seal to constitute William Peisley, esq., as steward and keeper of the courts, courts leet, liberties and views of frankpledge of the lordship and manor of Kennington, parcel of the Duchy of Cornwall loco Thomas Sidderfin, deceased: during pleasure, with the fee of 26s. 8d. yearly out of the profits of said manor.Warrants not Relating to Money VIII, p. 350.
Same to the Barons of the Exchequer to swear Mathew Appleyard into office as customer outwards. Kingston upon Hull, said office being granted 1661. Aug. 3, to his father, Sir Mathew Appleyard and himself, the father being dead some years since and the son being under age, having hitherto executed the said office by deputy, but being now of age desires to perform the duty in person.Ibid.
June 13.Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 1,000l. to Prince Rupert, on his warrant for that amount, out of Customs money paid into the Exchequer for that purpose.Disposition Book II, p. 72.
June 14.Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to discharge a parcel of cloth stuffs and other woollen manufactures shipped by Thomas Hutton, of London, merchant, and seized in London port by Mr. Beavoir and Mr. Burgoine for being short entered, same being by mistake only without design of fraud.Out Letters (Customs) V, p. 331.
Entry of the Treasury Lords' signature of an in custodiam lease under the Exchequer seal to Jane Rockwood, widow, and Edward Hill, gent., of divers lands and tenements in co. Somerset of Thomas Elliot, outlaw: at 1s. 8d. per an. rent and 3s. 4d. fine.Warrants not Relating to Money VIII, p. 351.
Same of a reversionary lease to John Arscott, esq., of parcel of the possessions of the priory of Launceston annexed to the Duchy of Cornwall: viz. for 99 years, terminable on the lives of the said John and Prudence his wife: at 40s. per an. rent and fine of 190l.Ibid.
Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue as follows out of the 15,000l. which is speedily to be lent into the Exchequer by Mr. Horneby on the credit of the Excise: viz.Disposition Book II, p 73.
l. s. d.
to the Treasurer of the Navy 2,373 9 4
to the Treasurer of the Ordnance 2,500 0 0
to Secretary Jenkins 1,200 0 0
to Lord Conway 800 0 0
to Mr. Roberts for building at Windsor 1,000 0 0
to Mr. Le Gouch, his Majesty's Jeweller 1,000 0 0
to me [Guy] for secret service 126 10 8
£9,000 0 0
Same to the Navy Commissioners to apply the above 2,373l. 9s. 4d. as follows. viz.:Ibid.
l. s. d.
for stores for Vice-Admiral Herbert 1,000 0 0
for the new ships 1,000 0 0
for Capt. Tennant 240 0 0
for Capt. Wyburne 133 9 4
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 7,700l. to the Treasurer of the Navy for Chatham yard: to be issued out of Customs money paid into the Exchequer for that purpose.Ibid. p. 75.
Same to same to issue as follows out of moneys now remaining in the Exchequer of fines and forfeitures of Popish Recusants, viz. 250l. to Mr. Lane, 150l. to Col. Gifford, 100l. to Capt. Mansell, 100l. to Mr. Witgrave, 100l. to Mris. Gunter, 100l. to Mr. Reynolds, 50l. to Mris. Rogers, 300l. to Sir Thomas Windham, 100l. to Lady Windham.Ibid.
Same to Mr. Agar to deliver the 50 load of timber lately ordered to be cut for Sir Sam. Moreland at the mill near Windsor Bridge and to charge the carriage thereof upon your account [? of the offal thereof].Out Letters (General) VI, p. 257.
June 14.Henry Guy to the Earl of Bath to speak with the Treasury Lords on Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday next concerning some matters relating to the [Duchy] tin [revenue].Out Letters (General) VI, p. 258.
Same to Mr. Gibson to forthwith carry to Auditor Done "the accounts of sick and wounded men, now [sc. the accounts] with you."Ibid.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Ralph Williamson, in which he proposes the following as his deputies in his office of Comptroller of Customs, Newcastle port, viz. for Newcastle, John Clutterbuck, present deputy, and Robert Jackson, clerk; for Sunderland, John Thompson, present deputy; for Stockton, Ralph Eden, present deputy; for Whitby, Timothy Baywith (Bagwith), present deputy; for Hartlepool, Thomas Watson, present deputy; for Seaton Sluice, Cullercoates and Blythenook, William Wears, present deputy; and also proposes as his securities William Pegg in Suffolk Street, gent., John Rawling at Charing Cross, sadler, Thomas Williamson in Aldersgate Street, cheesemonger.Ibid, pp 258–9.
Henry Guy to Mr. Burton to report on the abovenamed securities.Ibid. p. 259.
Same to Mr. Duncombe to attend the Treasury Lords to-morrow at 9 in the morning and to pay 375l. immediately to Visct. FitzHardinge; which the Treasury Lords promise shall be repaid you out of the weekly money of the Excise.Ibid.
Same to Sir Christopher Wren to report on the enclosed estimate, being Mr. Port's proposal for building a laundry.Ibid.
Money warrant for 40l. to James Noble, Archibald Calender, James Turnor, John Snow, William Snow, John Gouge, John Smart and Tho. Remerell, doorkeepers of the House of Peers, in part of 100l. in compensation of their service in the said House during the 16th session of Parliament, which session ended 1678, Oct. 21. (Money order dated June 15 hereon.)Money Book III, pp. 63–4. Order Book XXXVIII, p. 222.
Same for 1,400l. to Isaac Legouch, his Majesty's Jeweller, for jewels as follows which the Earl of Arlington, the Lord Chamberlain, by his letter of 1680, April 21, certified that he had agreed with said Legouch for: viz. a jewel of diamonds of the value of 1,000l. given to the Marquis Bergamenes, Ambassador from the King of Spain, and a diamond ring of the value of 100l. given to Don Joseph, secretary to the said embassy, and a diamond ring of the value of 300l. given to Count de Mayan, Envoy from the Duke of Savoy. (Money order dated June 15 hereon.)Money Book III, p. 64. Order Book XXXVIII, p. 222.
Same for 18,000l. to Baptist May, Keeper of the Privy Purse, in full of the privy seal of 1678–9, Feb. 28, for 38,000l. for the Privy Purse, on which privy seal an order for 20,000l. has been already drawn: to be without account for the use and service of the Privy Purse. (Money order June 20 hereon.)Money Book III, p. 65. Order Book XXXVIII, p. 223.
June 14.Treasury warrant to the Customs Cashier to pay 150l. to George Porter for half a year to Lady day last on his fee as Surveyor of Customs, London port.Money Book III, p. 65.
Money warrant for 155l. 16s. 8d. to Francis Crawley, Fifth Baron of the Exchequer, for three terms to Easter term last on his fees and allowances of 16l. 13s. 4d. and 13l. 6s. 8d. per an. payable at the end of every term and for one year to Lady day last on his two fees or allowances each of 100 marks or 66l. 13s. 4d. per an. payable half-yearly.Ibid, p. 66.
Same for 1,250l. to Mris. Eleanor Gwynn for last Lady day quarter on her annuity or pension of 5,000l. per an. for the support of herself and Charles, Earl of Burford. (Money order dated June 21 hereon.)Ibid, p. 66. Order Book XXXVIII, p. 224.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to give order for payment of 21l. 6s. 10d. to the Victuallers of the Navy deposited by them in 1678 and 1679 for the Customs of victuals formerly transported for the Navy: the Treasury warrant of Feb. 14 last having given permission to the said Victuallers to ship by free cocquet such victuals for Tangier and other ports in the Mediterranean as should be necessary for his Majesty's service: the said sum not having been repaid to them by reason it is placed to account as actually paid and not as deposited.Money Book III, p. 71.
Money warrant for 5l. to Richard Dorney for 1676, Christmas quarter, on his fee or salary of 20l. per an. as one of the musicians to the King.Ibid, p. 72.
June 15.Same for 1,500l. to Heneage, Earl of Nottingham, Lord Chancellor of England, for 1680, Christmas quarter, on his annuity or yearly pension of 4,000l.Ibid, p. 67.
Same for 25l. each to Sir Charles Cotterell, Tho. Povey, William Fanshaw and Sir William Glascock, for 1680, Lady day quarter, on their fee or salary as Masters of Bequests.Ibid.
Same for 25l. each to Sir Edward Lowe, Sir Andrew Hacket, Sir Timothy Bawldwin, Sir Lacon William Child, Sir John Hoskins, Sir Samuel Clarke, Sir Miles Cooke, Sir John Franklin, Sir Thomas Escourte, Sir John Coell, and Sir William Beversham, the eleven Masters in Chancery now in being, for 1681, Lady day quarter on their salaries or allowances of 100l. per an. each. (Money order dated June 21 hereon.)Ibid, p. 67. Order Book XXXVIII, p. 223.
Same for 20l. 6s. 8d. to Sir Robert Sawyer for 1681, Lady day quarter, on his fee as Attorney General.Money Book III, p. 68.
Same for 35l. to the Solicitor General for half a year to 1680, Christmas, on his fee.Ibid.
Same for 250l. each to Sir Francis North, Chief Justice of Common Pleas, Sir Hugh Windham, Sir Creswell Levins, Sir Job Charlton, Sir Francis Pemberton, Chief Justice of the King's Bench, Justice Raymond, Justice Dolben, Justice Jones, all for the quarter ended the last day of last Easter term on their salaries.Ibid, pp. 68–9.
June 15.Money warrant for 50l. to George Johnson for the quarter ended the last day of Easter term as one of the Justices for the city of Chester.Money Book III, p. 69.
Same for 250l. to William Montague for a quarter due the last day of Easter term on his salary as Lord Chief Baron of the Exchequer.Ibid, p. 70.
Same for 250l. each to Baron Atkins, Sir William Gregory and Sir Thomas Street for same as Barons of the Exchequer.Ibid.
Same for 125l. to Sir George Jefferyes for same on his salary or allowance as one of the Justices for the city of Chester.Ibid.
Same for 375l. to Sir William Scroggs for the first payment due the last day of last Easter term on his annuity or pension of 1,500l.Ibid, p. 71.
Same for 30,674l. to Henry Brouncker, Cofferer of the Household. as imprest for the service of the Household: hereof 27,000l. is for half a year from 1680, Oct. 1, on the ordinary allowance for the Household and the remaining 3,674l. is for the extraordinary service of the Household. (Money order dated June 17 hereon.)Ibid, p. 72. Order Book XXXVIII, p. 223.
Treasury subscription for the execution of a dormant money warrant of Treasurer Danby dated 1675–6, Jan. 28, for the payment to the Treasurer of Christ's Hospital for the better support of the children of the new royal foundation in said Hospital and for the encouragement of the masters of the ships who shall take them as apprentices, viz. of 185l. 5s. 0d. for the year ended 1675, Dec. 31 (when the number will be 10 apprentices and thereafter 10 for each year and no more) 308l. 15s. 0d. for the year ended 1676. Dec. 31, 432l. 5s. 0d. for the year ended 1677, Dec. 31, 370l. 10s. 0d. for the year ended 1678, Dec. 31 (wherein the number of the said children will be 30) and so for ever after for 370l. 10s. 0d., being the pay of an ordinary seaman of 19s. per lunary month for 30 children during the first three years of their apprenticeship.Money Book III, pp. 73–4.
Treasury reference to Auditor Raban of the petition of the Justices of Peace of co. Chester concerning the repair of Chester Castle. Said Auditor is to certify the Treasury whether the Crown has usually been at the charge of keeping Chester gaol [in repair].Reference Book I, p. 287.
Henry Guy to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands to forthwith report on the reference made to you long since as to the value of several manors, lands, etc. petitioned for by the Duke of Richmond.Out Letters (General) VI, p. 260.
Same to same to hasten for declaration the account of the Receiver of the Duchy of Cornwall.Ibid.
Same to the Wine Licence Commissioners (notwithstanding the Treasury directions of Mar. 14 last) to let licences for selling wines by retail for the usual time as may be most for his Majesty's advantage.Ibid.
Same to Mr. Stephens. No money now in Mr. Seymour's hands is to be paid over to Visct. Falkland till the Treasury Lords direct such payment by warrant and no money now in your hands is to be paid out till further order from the Treasury Lords except such money as is already assigned. You are to attend their Lordships on Monday next.Ibid.
June 15.Henry Guy to Mr. Burton to attend the Attorney General with the enclosed paper (in the nature of a petition of the Law [Duty] Farmers). Give the said Farmers notice to accompany you thither.Out Letters (General) VI, p. 260.
Same to Sir Charles Wheeler. The Treasury Lords will hear you on Monday next on your petition against Col. Strode.Ibid.
Same to Henry Dering, esq., one of the Wine Licence Commissioners to forthwith pay into the Exchequer 2,000l. upon the Wine Licence revenue, according to your agreement with the Treasury Lords.Disposition Book II. p. 76.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to reserve for the Treasury Lords' disposal the abovesaid 2,000l. which will be speedily paid into the Exchequer.Ibid.
Same to same to issue as follows out of such Excise money as is directed to be this week paid into the Exchequer.Ibid.
l. s. d.
to Mr. Johnson for the Forces 2,000 0 0
to same for off-reckonings 2,000 0 0
to me [Guy] for secret service 200 0 0
[to me more] for same 1,250 0 0
to Mr. Toll for interest 700 14 10
to Mr. Griffin for interest 299 0 4
to the Paymaster of the Works as Extraordinary, for the Mews 200 0 0
to Mris. Eleanor Gwynn 250 0 0
to Mr. Topham for the Duchess of Cleveland's children, 375l. and 200l. 575 0 0
£7,474 15 2
Treasury instructions to the Customs Commissioners in reply to the latter's memorial of the 13th inst. (1) The place of deputed warehouse keeper in London port, void by the death of Samuell Shipdham is to be forthwith suppressed. (2) We approve your dismissal of Edmund Clerke, one of the tidesurveyors in London port, for taking a bribe for the delivery of a parcel of prohibited goods and that you make trial to see if the work of said port cannot be done as formerly with but five tidesurveyors at 110l. per an. each. (3) The place of one of the three jerquers in London port void by the death of Walter Powell is to be suppressed and that part of the jerquer's work which was done by him is to be divided between Mr. Skinner and Mr. Greydon, the other two jerquers, and 10l. each is to be added to their present salary out of the 80l. per an. paid to said Powell. (4) We will give warrant for 10l. per an. to be added to the salary of William Sturt, collector of Exeter. (5) You are to add 5l. per an. to the salary of John Saunders, waiter and searcher at Orford, a creek of Aldeburgh, a member of Yarmouth port, for encouraging his diligence in that station, Mr. William Dickinson upon his late Northern survey having reported that said creek is a place of consequence that ought to be well guarded.Out Letters (Customs) V. pp. 331–2.
June 15.Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to add 10l. per an. each to the salaries of Daniel Skinner and Robert Graydon, the two remaining jerquers, London port, as an extraordinary allowance for doing the work of the third jerquer, whose office is to be suppressed, ut supra.Out Letters (Customs) V, p. 334.
Same to same to employ Joshua Wright as surveyor, waiter and searcher at Norwich loco Nicholas Webb, dismissed.Ibid, pp. 333, 334, 335, 336, 338.
James Cottle as surveyor at Fowey loco Hender Mountstevens, preferred to be surveyor at the Pill, Bristol.
Charles Fytche as waiter and searcher in Exeter port loco Anthony Delton, lately deceased.
Thomas Drayton as waiter and searcher at Teignmouth and Dawlish in Exeter port loco Nicholas Ball, lately dismissed.
Thomas Porter as a boatman at Bristol loco Thomas Lowder, lately dismissed.
Jon. Wilcox as tidesman at Swansea loco Robert Griffiths, lately dismissed.
Walter Watkins as weighing porter, Bristol port loco James Davies, lately dismissed.
William Powell as waiter at Aberthaw, in Swansea port loco John Jones, lately deceased.
Alexander Hall of Woodhall as waiter and searcher at Sharperton in Berwick port loco William Hall, lately deceased.
Robert Jefferson as boatman at Newcastle port, at the salary of 20l. per an. for him and his mate, as by the warrant of April 14 last, ut supra, p. 104. In the margin: cancelled 1682, Sept. 14.
Thomas Rymmer as a tidesman at Weymouth loco Robert Randall, lately dismissed.
Cuthbert Ramsey as a tidesman Newcastle port loco Thomas Wilson, lately deceased.
Same to same to add 10l. per an. to the salary of William Hurt as collector of Exeter port, he having at present only 70l. per an. which was his salary as collector of Dartmouth whence he was removed to Exeter, the collection of Exeter port being a very considerable receipt.Ibid, p. 337.
Same to same to give Thomas Porter an extraordinary commission to seize uncustomed and prohibited goods.Ibid.
June 16.Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue as follows the 5,480l. 6s. 8d. of Customs money which the Customs Cashier is directed to pay forthwith into the Exchequer, viz.: 3,000l. to the 12 judges, 275l. to the Masters in Chancery, 175l. to the Welsh Judges, 100l. to the Masters of Requests, 375l. to Sir William Scroggs, 20l. 6s. 8d. to the Attorney General, 35l. to the Solicitor General, 1,500l. to the Lord Chancellor.Disposition Book II, p. 77.
June 17.Same to the Customs Commissioners, forwarding an Order in Council as below. As the Treasury Lords do not meet till Monday you are to continue the seizure of the ship and her lading until legal order for her discharge.Out Letters (General) VI, p. 261. Out Letters(Customs) V, p. 335.
Appending: copy of an Order in Council made at Hampton Court June 16. In accordance with the order of the 8th inst. the King has been this day attended by the Governor etc. of the East India Company concerning the ship Arcana Merchant which said Company had caused to be arrested by Admiralty warrant for trading within the limits of said Company's charter, upon which a new seizure was presently made by one Price, deputy to William Clough, the King's head searcher, which, it is presumed, is done by the consent of the freighter and proprietor to prevent a more effectual seizure and prosecution in his Majesty's name. Upon hearing the said business opened and debated his Majesty remitted same to be determined by law and ordered the seizure to be continued pending a legal discharge. (Treasury warrant dated June 20 to the Customs Commissioners to observe the abovesaid order.)
June 17.Henry Guy to the Customs Commissioners. Report to the Treasury Lords on the enclosed letter.Out Letters (General) VI, p. 262.
Appending: letter from William Blathwayte [to Henry Guy] dated from the Council Chamber, June 14. Mr. Warwicke, his Majesty's Envoy in Sweden has proposed that an article may be added in the Treaty of Commerce to be negociated with Sweden, viz. as follows:—Si quis navis mercatorie prefectus in catalogo mercium in navi sua contentarum telonii officialibus in primo suo adventu exhibito quid erraverit licitum erit illi errorem suam corrigere, modo antequam exonerari navis cepit illud petierit juramentoque interposito fraudem se minime meditasse affirmaverit.
The Committee for Trade desire the Customs Commissioners to consider the Article and to report whether the same advantage be allowed to the Swedes in England and of what convenience it may be to English trade in Sweden.
June 20.Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Edmund Tassell, present Mayor of King's Lynn, shewing that for his constant loyalty he was some time since made surveyor of the port of King's Lynn, but on being chosen Mayor he was dismissed that employ; and praying to be restored as the two offices are not inconsistant.Reference Book I, p. 288.
Same to Richard Graham of the petition of Sir Thomas Daniel, late sheriff of co. Yorks, shewing that under writs and schedules from the Exchequer Court against Popish Recusants he has seized lands and tenements to the value of 875l. per an. more than what was found before and has likewise levied 900l. and upwards upon Recusants' estates for the two-thirds and upon account of the 20l. per month. Prays some allowance for his expenses herein.Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Capt. Berkeley and Mr. Shaw, proposing John Baron as their deputy in the searcher's place at Gravesend.Ibid, p. 289.
Same to same of the petition of Fra. Michelborne for a surveyor's or landwaiter's place in some outport.Ibid.
Royal warrant to, the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal for a grant to Lady Mary Stafford, relict of William, late Visct. Stafford, and her heirs, of the manor of Stafford Forbrigs, Stafford Manor and Stafford Rents in co. Stafford, and all lands and hereditaments [thereto belonging] in the towns of Stafford, Bradley, Billington, Coppenhall, Burton and Richardscot [Rickerscote] in said county and of the Honors of Hereford and Gloucester in co. Gloucester, with their rights and appurtenances and of the manor and Bedellary of Thornbury with its rights and appurtenances in co. Gloucester and of all lands and hereditaments in Thornbury, Oldbury, Maes and Navenham in co. Gloucester and the reversion thereof whereof she is tenant in tail, the reversion in the Crown, by grants from the King's progenitors to some of her ancestors. The grant is to include all such liberties, emoluments, privileges, lands and hereditaments as were formerly granted with the premises to such her ancestor and is to reserve to the Crown such rents as were reserved for the same upon the said [former] grants.King's Warrant Book VIII, p. 183.
June 20.Royal sign manual for 126l. 10s. 8d. to Henry Guy for secret service, without account: to be issued on the 10,000l. privy seal dormant of Mar. 9 last. (Money warrant dated June 21 hereon. Money order dated June 22 hereon.)King's Warrant Book VIII, p. 183. Money Book III, p. 27. Order Book XXXVIII, p. 223.
Royal warrant for 4,000l. to William Roberts, Receiver of the Revenues etc. of Windsor, as imprest for the building, rebuilding and repairing of his Majesty's houses and buildings in said Castle: to be satisfied out of any unappropriated money in the Exchequer. (Money warrant dated June 21 hereon. Money order dated June 22 hereon.)King's Warrant Book VIII, p. 183. Money Book III, p. 77. Order Book XXXVIII, p. 224.
Royal warrant to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a privy seal for a grant to Col. William Blackstone, his executors and assigns, of two-thirds of the arrears remaining in the account of Edward Arden esq. late Receiver General of the Bishopric of Durham during the last vacancy of the said see in the years 1672–4, in which account there is 2,140l. 9s. 10 ½d. depending in super upon divers persons for arrears of rents, profits of assizes, sessions and other casual profits arising by forfeited recognizances, fines, sheriffs' tournes and the like, a great part whereof is illeviable and the residue not to be recovered without much difficulty: the said Blackstone having prayed a grant of same and of all other arrears concealed from the King during said vacancy which the King is disposed in some measure to grant in consideration of his great loyalty and good services.King's Warrant Book VIII, p. 184.
Same to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal as follows. William Broxholme, Receiver General for co. Lincoln of the Eleven Months' Assessment, is indebted on his account thereof 10,389l. 2s. 11¾d. besides 182l. 7s. 10d. offered to be set in super on Henry Rands, who was high collector of the wapentakes of Lawress, Aslacoe and Well. A writ of extent issued to William Lister, former sheriff of Lincoln, against said Broxholme and Anthony Gilby on their joint bond in 26,000l. dated 1667–8, Feb. 8, and thereon an inquisition was taken 1670, Oct. 17, at New Sleaford, co. Lincoln and thereunder the manor of Sutton and Beelsby in Barrow, co. Lincoln, and several lands etc. in Barrow and in Barton belonging to said Broxholme and amounting in all to 225l. 17s. 0d. per an. were seized. By the privy seal of 1679, Nov. 29, the sum of 3,000l. 7s. 6d. out of said Broxholme's arrears was ordered to be paid to the Treasurer of the Loyal and Indigent Officers, of which sum no part has been yet received for the use of the said officers or is likely to be received without great difficulty; "and whereas we have made some provision of ready money for the use and support of the said indigent officers" as follows, in consideration whereof the said privy seal of 1679, Nov. 29, has been surrendered; it is hereby ordered that in consideration of 1,800l. paid by Roger Jackson of St. Martins in the Fields, and Robert Chappell of St. Giles in the Fields (or to be paid by them on delivery of this privy seal) and in consideration of 50l. by them paid by the King's direction to Capt. Robert Hill towards his pains and charges in soliciting on behalf of the said indigent officers, the King hereby assigns to the said Jackson and Chappell their heirs etc. the aforesaid debt of 10,389l. 2s. 11¾d. and all other sums which said Broxholme shall be found indebted to the King on any further stating of his debt, and all 12 per cent. interest or damages thereon (it being certified by the Auditor of the Receipt that all orders registered on the said Eleven Months' Assessment are satisfied) and also the abovesaid security bond of 1667–8, Feb. 8, and likewise the said manor of Sutton and Beelsby and all the lands etc. as aforesaid and all lands, chattels etc. of the said Broxholme which may hereafter be extended for the said debt; and good and sufficient leases, grants or assignments under the Exchequer are to be hereby forthwith passed to them to be held during the continuance of the said extent and in like manner for any lands or chattels etc. which may hereafter be extended. The said Jackson and Chappell are hereby further empowered to acquit and discharge said Broxholme of said debt as fully and beneficially as the King might or could and their acquittances to him are to be as good as if the money had been paid into the Exchequer. In order to their quiet enjoyment of this grant, no process is to be issued for the said debt otherwise than at the request and desire of said Jackson and Chappell. Finally, the said sum of 1,800l. is to be paid into the Exchequer and to be thence issued to John Birch esq. the present Treasurer for the said indigent officers for their use and behoof to be distributed among them in such proportion etc. as by the rules of the respective Acts of Parliament relating to the distribution of 60,000l. granted to them.Ibid, pp. 185, 187–90.
June 20.Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to reserve for the Treasury Lords' disposal what shall be paid into the Exchequer by the Wine Licence Commissioners.Disposition Book II, p. 77.
Same to Mr. Lytcott to send to the Treasury Lords an account of what remains in arrear of the Coinage money in the outports and what sums are in each collector's hands.Out Letters (General) VI, p. 263.
Same to Mr. Burton to send to the Treasury Lords by Wednesday morning next a state of Sir William Doyley's debt as Teller of the Exchequer, who are his sureties and what has been paid into the Exchequer by any of those sureties.Ibid.
June 20.Henry Guy to the Customs Commissioners, forwarding (a) infra and the other papers enclosed [missing]. Report thereon to the Committee of Trade.Out Letters (General) VI, p. 263.
Appending: (a) William Blathwayt to [Henry Guy] dated from Windsor, June 20. I am commanded by the Earl of Conway to send to the Customs Commissioners the enclosed declaration of the King of Sweden concerning the staple of Gottenburg. They are to report whether the continuance of such a staple at Gottenburg with the reciprocal grant from the King to the Swedes of a staple at Plymouth according to the enclosed articles [missing] may be advantageous to the English trade and to the King's revenue.