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'Entry Book: September 1681', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 7: 1681-1685 (1916), pp. 257-270. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=83816 Date accessed: 30 September 2014.


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September 1681

Date.Nature and Substance of the Entry.Reference.
Sept 1.William Lowndes [in the absence of Treasury Secretary Guy] to the Customs Commissioners. The East India Company has applied to the Treasury that the duty of diamonds and jewels by them imported may be taken according to the practice hitherto used. You are to certify my Lords what the duty is by law and what the duty which is usually taken and send copies of the orders made by Treasurer Danby for taking the lesser duty. Also send a list of the vacancies of officers occasioned by the late discoveries of frauds.Out Letters (General) VI, p. 303.
Same to Mr. Duncomb. The Treasury Lords have directed Mr. Hewer to attend you in the affair of the money which is now to be provided for the service of Tangier. The sum is 20,586l. 14s. 8d. and the ship that is to carry it goes away in two or three weeks. My Lords desire you to despatch this advance as soon as may be, so that this opportunity may not be lost.Ibid.
Same to Mr. Kent [the Customs Cashier] to pay 1,100l. into the Exchequer this week to be issued to Mr. May for the Privy Purse.Ibid.
William Aldworth in the absence of Treasury Secretary Guy to the Customs Commissioners, conveying the Treasury Lords' recommendation of the petition of Stephen Halket (Hasket or Hacket) for a place in the Customs.Ibid, p. 304.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to employ George Talbot as a surveyor of the landwaiters in London port loco Thomas Fownes, lately deceased.Out Letters (Customs) VIII, p. 9.
Same to same. In your report of this day concerning the duty on diamonds and jewels you set forth that in 1674 there appearing to be a mistake in the impression of the Book of Rates whereby diamonds, pearls, precious stones and jewels were rated at 10s. the 100l. value whereas there was no such rate in the original book remaining in the custody of the clerk of the House of Lords or any mention made thereof so that in strictness the same were liable to pay the duty of 5 per cent. ad valorem. You then made application to Treasurer Danby, who directed that for diamonds and other precious stones the duty should be collected as formerly according to the rate in the printed book, viz. 10s. per 100l. value; and thereupon the officers continued to collect the duty accordingly till now that a scruple is made because the said Earl of Danby's order has not been confirmed by the present Treasury Lords.Ibid, p. 10.
Hereon we do not think fit to alter the practice which has been so long used herein and you are hereby to take the said duty as formerly till further order herein.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners (on a reference from the King dated Whitehall, Aug. 29 last) of the petition of Cha. Melvin for one of the three vacant places of tidesurveyor in London port.Reference Book I, p. 318.
The Treasury Lords to the Duke of Ormonde [Lord Lieutenant of Ireland]. We should have answered yours of Aug. 6 sooner but at this time of the year our meetings are usually intermitted. We have informed ourselves as carefully as we could of the truth of Sir James Shaen's allegations in relation to the restriction laid on him and his partners contrary, as they pretend, to their covenants, "and as they inform us made at their own desire upon occasion of a disagreement amongst themselves which Sir John Topham likewise does not deny; and that cause being taken away they hope the effect may cease likewise; and if this be the case they think they have so much the more equity to be released from the said restraint which, though at first it was imposed on them by reason of their difference one with another, cannot be continued against their consent without as well breach of their covenants as discredit and disreputation to themselves as if they could not nor would not pay the remaining part of their rent except such cheques were still continued on them." We find that the King had not reserved to himself by his covenants the power that they submitted to in the Order of Council of 1677–8, Mar. 22, and that plainly they themselves proposed it and desired it to prevent the mischiefs that might have fallen out by their disagreements. We conceive that the natural employment of the Commissioners of Inspection will still remain, though this Order of Council be taken away and that the business of a control mentioned in their [the said Commissioners'] grant is only to inspect and examine the produce of the revenue, what the Farmers receive and what they pay, and not to stop, prohibit or countersign any payments but only if he [they] observe any miscarriage in the Farmers [then] to give notice to the King or the Lord Lieutenant that so timely remedies may be applied for securing the rent and the Farmers be removed if they forfeit their grant. They [the Farmers] have given us several reasons of weight for taking off this restraint and we see none for continuing it but a suspicion that otherwise they may divert the moneys due to the King and at last not be able to pay the rent "which we do not see just cause to fear of men that have so considerably improved his Majesty's revenues and have for five years and more of their lease very punctually complied with their undertaking and the charge being no greater and the revenue not less it is not unreasonable to expect the like success for the future." We conceive that any restraint contrary to or not authorized by the articles of agreement may be alleged as a just cause of defalcations but if the contract be punctually pursued the Farmers will either pay up their rent or be inexcusable. "So that the great question seems only to be if in truth they are not able to pay, as we find is much doubted, whether they should have any pretence given them to lay the fault on the Government for their non performance, or not; and in our opinion it is more safe for the King that if they do come to fail it should be evidently by their own defect, because in that case his Majesty will be justified in proceeding both against their persons and estates with the extremest rigour." This we have communicated to the King, and it is his express pleasure that the order of 1677–8, Mar. 22, and all other orders that lay any restraint on the Farmers, contrary to their covenants, be recalled and that the Farmers be permitted to manage the revenue according to their covenants without restraint.Out Letters (Ireland), pp. 185–9.
Further, it is his Majesty's pleasure that all warrants, orders and directions given by you to the Vice-Treasurer [of Ireland] for any payments to be made [and] which became due upon the establishment since the last day of April last may be stopped until you receive further directions therein from the King and if anything remain in arrear upon the present establishment to the said last day of April last, for which orders are not already given forth, that you give orders for the payment thereof; and for what shall be further requisite upon account of the pay of the Army, the Concordatum money or for any other special and necessary service you are to give orders to Mr. Tho. Taylor to pay them by way of imprest until you receive further directions from the King; also that you give orders to the Farmers after they have issued assignments for what was due to the civil and military lists to April 30 last to issue assignments for paying to Tho. Taylor 20,000l. to be ready to be transmitted to Tangier and for such other special service as the King shall appoint; which shall be allowed upon the growing pay beginning from May 1 last for the King's money and those Forces at Tangier that are upon the establishment of Ireland, in case the new contract now under consideration should not take effect wherein it is designed to make provision for the garrison of Tangier and some other public services, if the proposal be approved by the King.
In your letter of the 6th you say that by your former letters of June 27 and July 4 [last] you gave us an account of all that was required in ours of Mar. 5 last in relation to the revenue. But we do not find in any of your letters any state or abstract of the Vice-Treasurer's accounts or that there are any such accounts depending before the Commissioners of Accounts. This is requisite before we can make any true judgment of the state of the revenue or of pay due upon the present establishment; which is of great importance. By the King's special command we again remind you hereof, to have the Vice-Treasurer's accounts stated to April 30 last. Some of us have spoken to the Vice-Treasurer here to this effect, who has assured us that he neither can nor will charge himself with any sums for which he has not given Exchequer acquittances and that it is subverting all rules and very much endangering the revenue to give the Farmers credit for more than they have actually paid and for which they have Exchequer acquittances. Notwithstanding this we have told his lordship that we conceive he charges himself [as] of course with such sums he has given Exchequer acquittances for and may charge himself further by way of a state of an account with such other assignments as the Farmers have given, till it be seen whether those assignments be good or no. We tell you this so that the same answers may not pass with you if they should be given by Sir John Champante in Ireland.
Sept. 2.Royal warrant to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal for a grant to Rachell Windham and to Frances Windham, daughters of Sir Francis Windham, bart. and Dame Anne, his wife, of the annuity or pension of 200l. each: for life: to be paid quarterly out of the Exchequer commencing from June 24 last, the first payment to be on Sept. 29 inst.: all on the surrender by said Dame Ann of the annuity or pension of 400l. granted by the great seal of 1667, Nov. 2, to her for her life; and at her request: the consideration for the present grant being the said Anne's faithful service in the King's preservation after the battle of Worcester. Further the 200l. due to said Dame Anne for the half year to June 24 last is hereby to be paid her.King's Warrant Book VIII, pp. 221–2.
Same to same for a same for the creation and erection of an office which shall be called the office of collector, surveyor and searcher of the Customs in the colonies of New England under the management of the Customs Commissioners in London, and to appoint and assign Edward Randolph to the said office "with whose abilities, fidelity and past services we are well satisfied". all by reason that the Act of Tonnage and Poundage of 12 Car. II, the Act of Frauds of 14 Car. II, the Act of Trade of 15 Car. II, the Act for the Greenland and Eastland Trade of 25 Car. II ("for the keeping our Plantations beyond the seas in a more firm dependance upon this our kingdom of England inasmuch as they are peopled with the subjects thereof, and for the making this kingdom a staple not only of the commodities of those Plantations but also of the commodities of other countries for the supplying them") did make provision that no commodities of Europe should be carried to any of the said Plantations unless bona fide shipped and laded in England and that the commodities of the Plantations therein particularly enumerated should be brought to England, Ireland, Wales or Berwick with certain rates and duties upon such of the said commodities as should be, before lading, bonded to be brought to England, Wales or Berwick; wherefore such office as herein is necessary in order to the collection of such duties in the several colonies of New England and to the due observance of the said laws, and to the due answering to the King his part and share of all such forfeitures as ought to accrue to him under the said laws. The said grant to Randolph is to be during pleasure and with the salary of 100l. per an. payable quarterly from June 24 last out of the Customs of Plantation goods or by the hands of the Customs Cashier [of England]. Power to be given him to search for European goods carried to any the Colonies in New England contrary to said laws and for such Plantation commodities as are laded before paying such duties as above; and to seize all ships and ladings where bond as above be not first given, and further to search for all goods liable to forfeiture as uncustomed or prohibited under the said Acts or under any other law now in force. Said Randolph to observe herein all directions received or to be received from the King, the Treasury Lords or the Customs Commissioners. All Governors, Deputy Governors, Magistrates, officers and persons whatsoever are to assist him in all things concerning the due execution of said office. The said letters patent as herein are to be allowed in all courts of record in the said Colony of New England.Ibid, pp. 223–7
Sept. 2.Royal warrant to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for 200,000l. to Anthony Visct. Falkland, Treasurer of the Navy, as imprest for the Navy and Victualling. (Money warrant dated Oct. 13 hereon. This warrant quotes the privy seal as dated Sept. 30. Money order dated Oct. 14 hereon.)King's Warrant Book VIII, p. 227. Money Book III, p. 143. Order Book XXXVIII, p. 251.
Same to same for a same to authorize and require the Admiralty Commissioners to order the Navy Commissioners to sell the decayed stores, boats and victuals and other things as in several schedules annexed, paying the proceeds thereof to the Navy Treasurer, and also to exchange the hull of the fly boat Spike with Sir William Warren for the hull of a ship called the St. Michell. Herein the Navy Commissioners are to proceed by such instructions as they shall receive from the Admiralty Commissioners.King's Warrant Book VIII, pp. 227–9.
Appending: said schedules: (a) list dated 1681, July 20, of decayed stores in the several yards of Deptford, Woolwich, Chatham, Portsmouth and Harwich, including two old boats at Kinsale and four old boats at Deal: (b) decayed victuals at Deptford returned from his Majesty's ship Pearle: (c) list dated Navy Office, 1681, July 22, of several things laid by as perquisites in the yards of Chatham, Portsmouth, Deptford and Woolwich, which are thought fit to be sold.
Treasury warrant to the Receipt to issue 1,100l. to Baptist May, Keeper of the Privy Purse, for the service of the Privy Purse: and 100l. to the Treasurer of the Navy, being intended for the pay of the Boneta sloop: same to be paid out of the 1,200l. which the Customs Cashier is directed to pay in for those uses.Money Book III, p. 127.
Sept. 3.Money warrant for 15,010l. 15s. 1d. to William Hewer, Treasurer of the Garrison of Tangier, as imprest for the service of said garrison: 10,181l. 9s. 6½d. thereof as in full of 1680, Michaelmas quarter on the 57,200l. per an. ordinary for said garrison, and the remaining 4,829l. 5s. 6½d. as in part of 1680, Christmas quarter, for same. (Money order dated Sept. 5 hereon. Together with: a letter of direction dated Sept. 6 for same to be satisfied by tallies on the Customs.)Ibid, p. 128. Order Book XXXVIII, p. 244.
Same for 5,575l. 19s. 7d. to said Hewer as imprest and on account of the 50,000l. by the privy seal of Nov. 17 last for the extraordinary expense of the expedition designed to Tangier garrison. Same is to be applied to pay 4,556l. 9s. 7d. to the Regiment late of the Earl of Plymouth, the five Companies drawn out of the Guards, three Troops of Horse and several gunners, carpenters, miners etc.; and 944l. 10s. 0d. to Ralph Mountague, esq., Master of the Wardrobe, upon account of cloth to be sent to the Emperor of Morrocco; and 75l. for several poor soldiers. (Money order dated Sept. 5 hereon. To be satisfied by tallies on the Customs.)Money Book III, p. 128. Order Book XXXVIII, p. 243.
Sept. 5.The Treasury Lords to [Sir] Thomas Lynch, Governor of Jamaica, conveying instructions of generally a like nature to those ut supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. VI, pp. 597–8. The King has erected the office of a Surveyor and Auditor General of all his revenues in America and has appointed William Blathwayt thereto. We recommend him to your particular care and furtherance therein. You are also to cause to be sent to us a particular accompt of all such rents, revenues, prizes, fines, escheats, forfeitures, seizures, duties and profits whatsoever as shall accrue to his Majesty during your Government and to do the same half yearly in future, together with duplicates of all laws and public Acts concerning the revenue. By the royal letter of 1680, June 30, the King directed the Surveyor General of Lands in Jamaica to prepare exact duplicates of all surveys of lands made by him with the names of the owners and value of the quit rents payable. To this no answer or promise of compliance has yet been received. You are to call before you the said surveyor and require him to observe the King's pleasure therein without any excuse or further delay. And you are to take especial care that all officers of the revenue be punctual and diligent in their duty and to suspend any who are faulty therein till the King's pleasure be known concerning them.Out Letters (General) VI, pp. 304–6.
Sept. 5.Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue as follows out of such Excise money as is now in the Exchequer, viz.:Disposition Book II, p. 90.
l.
to Mr. Johnson for the Forces2,000
to ditto for offreckonings2,000
to the Cofferer of the Household [sic: ? erratum for Treasurer of the Chamber]2,000
to me [Guy] for secret service200
and out of the Customs money now in the Exchequer to issue 3,000l. to the Treasurer of the Navy for one week of the [Navy's] weekly money.
Same to Sir Edward Griffin, Treasurer of the Chamber, to apply as follows the 2,000l. which the Treasury Lords have directed to be paid to you, viz.:Ibid, p. 92.
l. s. d.
to the Yeomen of the Guard, without their officers75000
to the Footmen as directed by the Commissioners of the Stables20000
to Mr. Chase, the apothecary30000
to Mr. Brockwell [one of the King's] musician9318
to Mr. Gretton, a same2971
to Mr. Staggins [a same, for] two years' bills9222
to the Queen's Apothecary53136
to the Apothecary of the Household5000
to 14 Grooms of the Chamber to the King127150
to four Grooms to the Queen36100
to the Huntsmen of the Buckhounds269810
£2,001183
Royal sign manual for 100l. to Helen Carlisle, widow, as royal bounty, without account: to be issued on the 10,000l. dormant privy seal of July 20 last. (Money warrant dated Sept. 6 hereon. Money order dated Sept. 6 hereon.)King's Warrant Book VIII, p. 232. Money Book III, p. 129. Order Book XXXVIII, p. 248.
Sept. 6.Royal sign manual for 100l. to John Hingston for the repair of the organ in his Majesty's chapel at Whitehall: to be issued on the 10,000l. dormant privy seal of July 20 last. (Money warrant dated Sept. 15 hereon. Money order dated Sept. 17 hereon.)King's Warrant Book VIII, pp. 232–3. Money Book III, p. 140. Order Book XXXVIII, p. 250.
Same for 500l. to Henry Guy for secret service, without account: to be issued ut supra. (Money warrant dated Sept. 15 hereon. Money order dated Sept. 17 hereon.)King's Warrant Book VIII, p. 233. Money Book III, p. 140. Order Book XXXVIII, p. 249.
Royal letter to Sir Henry Morgan, Lieut.-Governor and Commander-in-Chief of Jamaica. The ship Viner was condemned by the Admiralty Court in Jamaica for trading contrary to the Royal Africa Company's charter. Said ship was appraised at 400l. and her lading of 191 negroes at 11l. per head, making a total of 2,501l. besides a parcel of gold and teeth. One half of all this belongs to the King by virtue of the said charter; and by the Treasury letter of April 18 last you were required not to dispose of any of the moneys accruing thence without our directions. We now understand by the person employed by you here that 900l. yet remains in your hands due to the King therefrom. You are hereby to apply said sum towards the immediate disbanding of the two Foot Companies and their officers at present in the King's pay in Jamaica for which disbanding a royal warrant is herewith sent. You are to return an account of the entire proceeds of the said ship and her lading accruing to the King by her forfeiture "and of all other moneys or value of moneys received by you as Commander-in-Chief of that our island."King's Warrant Book VIII, p. 233–4. Out Letters (Plantations Auditor) I, pp. 86–7.
Same to Sir Thomas Lynch, Governor of Jamaica to the like effect, ut supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. VI, pp. 597–8, to give William Blathwayt all assistance in his office of Auditor General of the King's revenues in America and that accounts be transmitted to him from time to time and that warrants be made out from time to time for said Blathwayt's salary.King's Warrant Book VIII, pp. 235–7.
Royal warrant to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for discharging Robert Foley, junior, of certain sums chargeable upon his father, Robert Foley, as follows. Said Robert Foley, senior, as Receiver General for co. Worcester of the Royal Aid and Additional Supply and the One Month's and the Eleven Months' taxes set several supers upon divers high collectors in said county. The said collectors being called upon for their particular accompts for same did return upon the said Foley the sums following, viz.: Kemp Harwood, gent., appointed collector on behalf of John Hodgkins, executor of Richard Hodgkins, high collector of the Hundred of Oswaldslow, returned 389l. 3s. 1d. upon said Foley in part of a greater sum set upon said Richard Hodgkins by said Foley. By an accompt stated by Commissioners in the country touching the arrears depending upon several townships in said hundred, it appears that said Foley had received 13l. 15s. 4d. of the township of Ripple and 13l. 9s. 2d. of Holdfast for both which sums he had not accompted. Further the said Foley set upon William Woodward, high collector of the Lower Division of Pershore Hundred, 346l. 2s. 9d. for the said several taxes, but upon the said Woodward's particular account before the Auditor it appeared that he had "overpaid himself, admitting of his returning the sum of 131l. 6s. 7d. to be in arrear upon the sub-collector of Powick," so that Foley was to answer to the King the balance of 214l. 16s. 2d. The aforesaid four sums thus returned on Foley amount to 631l. 3s. 9d. as is certified by Deputy Auditor Raban.Ibid, pp. 237–42.
Further the King was indebted to said Foley on several Navy bills as follows, viz. 180l. 4s. 6d. on a bill dated 1671, Oct. 5, made payable to Thomas Windhurst for the said Foley, 88l. 10s. 0d. on a bill dated 1671, Dec. 30, payable in the like manner, 195l. 11s. 4½d. upon a bill of same date in the name of Henry Perin and by him assigned to said Foley, 138l. 19s. 6¾d. and 57l. 13s. 11d. upon two bills of same date to said Foley, or a total of 660l. 19s. 4¼d. which total has been absolutely released to the King by Robert Foley, son and executor of said Robert Foley. In consideration of said release the King hereby releases and discharges to said Robert Foley, the son, the said several sums amounting to 631l. 3s. 9d., as above, and all manner of [twelve per cent.] interest or damages due for the detention of same.
Sept. 6.Henry Guy to the Customs Cashier to pay 100l. forthwith into the Exchequer, to be issued to the Treasurer of the Navy for pay of the Boneta sloop.Out Letters (General) VI, p. 304.
Same to the Master of the Great Wardrobe to forthwith furnish Mris. Wall, his Majesty's laundress, with two trunks "of the price of 3l. for both, to carry his Majesty's linen to Newmarket."Ibid.
Sept. 1.
[sic,
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for
Sept. 6.]
Same to the Navy Commissioners. The Treasury Lords desire that the 69l. 10s. 2d. due to Capt. Henry Carverth, late Commander of his Majesty's ship Greenwich, for the victuals of four gentlemen borne as volunteers on board said ship, may be paid out of the Navy's weekly money in three weeks' [instalment or] time by equal proportions.Ibid, p. 306.
Nov. [sic,
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for
Sept.] 6.
Money warrant for 80l. to Nicholas Oudart for one year to 1678, Lady day, on his fee or salary as Latin Secretary.Money Book III, p. 128.
Sept. 6.Same for 800l. to Richard, Visct. Lumley, Master of the Horse to the Queen, as imprest and in part of 1,500l. as by the privy seal of Aug. 30 last for buying horses for her. (Money order dated Sept. 6 hereon.)Ibid, p. 129. Order Book XXXVIII, p. 245.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Cashier to pay 50l. to Tho. Doyly, gent., for half a year to June 24 last on his annuity.Money Book III, p. 130.
Money warrant for 1,500l. to Henry Sidney, Gentleman and Master of his Majesty's Robes, in further part of half a year to 1679, Sept. 29, on which half year 500l. has been already paid. Hereof 1,350l. is to be as imprest for the service of the Office of the Robes and 150l. for said Sidney's own use without account. (The money order of Sept. 6 apparently drawn hereon, states the payment to be as in part of the half year ended 1680, Lady day.)Ibid, p. 130. Order Book XXXVIII, p. 248.
Money warrant for 130l. 8s. 6d. to Tho. Cheeke, Lieut. of the Tower, being the remainder due upon 1680, Lady day quarter, for the allowance to himself, the Gentleman Porter and 36 warders: as appears by a bill allowed by six members of the Privy Council: [to complete the quarter, see supra, p. 140, under date May 3]. (Money order dated Sept. 6 hereon.)Money Book III, p. 136. Order Book XXXVIII, p. 244.
Same for 500l. to Philip Packer, Paymaster of the Works: as imprest for the repairs of the Mews. stables and buildings thereto belonging. (Money order dated Sept. 7 hereon.)Money Book III, p. 130. Order Book XXXVIII, p. 249.
Same for 90l. to Tho. Eliott, being 15l. in full of 1678, Christmas quarter, and 75l. in part of 1679, Lady day quarter, on his fee or sum of 500l. per an. (as in lieu of all fees and allowances and incidents for keeping his Majesty's harehounds) as Master of the said harehounds. (Money order dated Sept. 6 hereon.)Money Book III, p. 131. Order Book XXXVIII, pp. 246, 247.
Same for the following [on their fees or salaries as King's musicians], viz.: 11l. 12s. 8½d. to William Clayton for 1669, Christmas quarter; 11l. 12s. 8½d to Robt. Strong for 1673, Michaelmas quarter; 11l. 12s. 8½d. to Joseph Fashion for 1680; Lady day quarter; 11l. 12s. 8½d. to Theo. Fitz for 1672, Christmas quarter; 11l. 12s. 8½d. to Isaack Staggins for 1671, Lady day quarter; 11l. 12s. 8½d. to Jon. Singleton for 1671, Michaelmas quarter; 13l. 15s. 0d. to Tho. Farmer for 1680, Midsummer quarter; 11l. 13s. 2d. to Jeff. Aldworth for 1680, Michaelmas quarter; 14l. 13s. 6½d. to Robt. Blagrave for 1669, Midsummer quarter; 12l. 10s. 0d. and 10l. to William Gregory for 1680, Lady day on two fees; 50l. and 11l. 12s. 8½d. to Nich. Staggins for respectively 1679, Christmas quarter on his fee of 200l. per an. and in full of the quarter ending 1678, Aug. 5, and in part of the quarter ending 1678 Nov. 5, on his fee of 46l. 10s. 10d. per an.; 40l. and 20l. to Cha. Colman for one year to 1676, June 24, on his fee of 40l. per an. and one year to 1675, Christmas, on his fee of 20l. per an.; 40l. to Jon. Clements for one year to 1674, June 24.Money Book III, p. 131.
Same for 94l. 11s. 0d. to Phillip Packer, Paymaster of the Works, as imprest, to be paid over to William Wayte, Keeper of the Privy Garden at Whitehall, for wages and disbursements for keeping said garden and the Fountain Garden, and also for cleansing the Long Stone Gallery in Whitehall Palace for 1679, Christmas quarter, as by bill thereof certified by Sir Christopher Wren. (Money order dated Sept. 7 hereon.)Ibid, p. 132. Order Book XXXVIII, pp. 245–6.
Same for 20l. each to the following as Yeomen Prickers of the Privy Harriers for a half year on their fee of 3l. 6s. 8d. each per month, viz.: Tho. Bignell to 1678, June 24; Charles Raby to 1679, June 24; James Bowles to 1679, Christmas; Nathaniell Birch to 1676, June 24; and John Izard alias Shillingford, to 1678, Sept. 29.Money Book III, p. 132.
Same for 50l. to Mris. Eliza. Elliott, widow, for 1679, Lady day quarter, on her fee or salary as housekeeper of his Majesty's house at Newmarket.Ibid, pp. 132–3.
Money warrant for 62l. 10s. 0d. each to the following as Clerks of the Privy Council, viz.: Francis Gwynn for 1679, Christmas quarter; Sir John Nicholas for 1679, Sept. 29 quarter; Sir Tho. Dolman for same; Sir Phillip Lloyd in full of 1679, Christmas quarter and in part of 1680, Lady day quarter.Money Book III, p. 133
Same for 54l. 2s. 4d. to Phillip Packer, Paymaster of the Works, as imprest to be paid over to Henry Peacock, Keeper of his Majesty's Bowling Green and Balcony Garden Platts at Hampton Court, as in full of 154l. 2s. 4d. for wages and necessary charges of keeping same for the year ended 1679. Christmas; as by four bills certified by the Duchess of Cleveland, housekeeper of Hampton Court, by William Younge, her deputy there, and by [Sir C. Wren], the Surveyor of the Works. (Money order dated Nov. 7 hereon.)Ibid, p. 133. Order Book XXXVIII. p. 256.
Same for 9l. 2s. 6d. each to the following as Grooms of the Great Chamber in Ordinary to the Queen on their allowance of 2s. 6d. a day each, viz.: John Robinson for 1674, Michaelmas quarter; John Hall for 1676, Lady day quarter; James Dixon for a quarter to 1678, Nov. 1; Robert Willmot for 1680, Lady day quarter; John Kernan for 1679, Christmas quarter (to be paid to Jane Kernan, his relict and administratrix); Thomas Thackham for 1679, Christmas quarter; Richard Change for 1680, Sept. 29 quarter; Phillip Williams for a quarter ended 1680, Aug. 2. (Money orders dated Sept. 7 hereon.)Money Book III, p. 134. Order Book XXXVIII, p. 247.
Same for 50l. to the executor of Humphery Madge for 1¼ years to 1673, Lady day; on his fees of 40l. and 46l. 12s. 8d. per an. as late one of the King's musicians.Money Book III, p. 134.
Same for 18l. 5s. 0d. to Rebecca Lowe, relict of William Lowe, gent., for half a year to 1675, June 24, to him as late one of the Grooms of the Chamber to the Queen, on his allowance of 2s. a day. (Money order dated Sept. 7 hereon.)Ibid, p. 134. Order Book XXXVIII, p. 249.
Same for various sums to the King's falconers as follow for half a year each on their respective fees, viz.: George Russell 32l. 10s. 0d. as Serjeant of the Hawks and 45l. 12s. 6d. as falconer; 40l. to Marmaduke Conway as falconer and spaniel keeper; 25l. 1s. 10¾d. each to Arthur Wichells, William Sakins, Andrew Holmes, John Silvester, and Silvanus Rowley; 25l. each to John Preston, John Legge, William Poulton, James Russell and Peter Croles; 22l. each to John Potter, Richard Edes, Abell Daniell, Thomas Dechamp and Thomas Duffield; 24l. 18s. 4d. to George Russell, junr.; 19l. 0s. 2¾d. to William Russell and 15l. 19s. 4¾d. to John Osboldston.Money Book III, pp. 135–6.
Same for 50l. each to the following as Maids of Honour to the Queen for 1680, Michaelmas quarter, on their annuity or yearly pension of 200l.: viz. Mris. Catherine Villiers, Mris. Cecilia Swan, Mris. Eliza. Godolphin, Mris. Phillippa Temple.Ibid, p. 136.
Same for 317l. 7s. 6d. to William Blathwayt for 1680, June 24 quarter for the clerks and officers attending the Committee of Council for Trade and Plantations (including Sir Philip Lloyd and said Blathwayt) and for incidents and extraordinaries detailed for said Committee's Office rooms in Scotland Yard (including 5l. 7s. 0d. for several maps drawn by hand, viz. Gambia, Carolina, Guinea and the Mediterranean) as allowed by three Lords of the Privy Council, Oct. 11 last. (Money order dated Sept. 12 hereon.)Ibid, pp. 136–9. Order Book XXXVIII, p. 245.
Sept. 6.Money warrant for 30l. to the executors of John Lely for three quarters to 1676, June 24, on his fee or salary of 40l. per an. as late one of the King's musicians.Money Book III, p. 142.
Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue as follows out of Mr. Leyson's loan and out of Wine Licence money paid into the Exchequer Aug. 1, viz.:Disposition Book II, p. 91.
l. s. d.
to the Lieutenant of the Tower13086
to Sir Tho. Daniell9768
to Mr. Blathwaite for himself and Clerks of the [Committee of the] Plantations466166
to 13 musicians upon warrants which will be sent29408
to Mris. Ellen Carlisle10000
to Phillip Packer for Mr. Wayte94110
to widow Madge on her husband's fee5000
to me [Guy] for secret service5000
to widow Low1850
to Mr. Jon. Hingston to mend the organ in Whitehall Chapel10000
to Mr. Collyns, accountant5000
to the Clerks of the [Privy] Council for a quarter25000
£1,70184
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Edmond Towze for a surveyor's or jerquer's place in the Customs.Reference Book I, p. 318.
Same to same of the petition of Francis Southworth for a place in the Customs, he having traded into foreign parts and gotten an insight into the Customs, but not able to trade by reason of great losses.Ibid, p. 318. Out Letters (Customs) VIII, p. 10.
Same to same of the petition of Philip Turner, landwaiter: being indisposed prays for his brother Henry to be admitted in his place, his said brother having surrendered said place to him 10 years since In the margin: cancelled 12 Feb., 1681–2.Reference Book I, p. 318.
Same to same of the petition of Lieutenant John Haughton for a place in the Customs as landwaiter or tidesurveyor "upon the present removal of officers," his father having lost his life in the service of Charles I and petitioner having often ventured his at sea, having been Lieutenant of seven men-of-war and in all engagements with the Dutch since the King's return, but having no prospect of another command.Ibid, p. 319.
Sept. 8.Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue as follows out of such Customs money as shall be paid into the Exchequer for these purposes, viz.:Disposition Book II, p. 92.
l.
to the Treasurer of the Ordnance1,000
to Mr. Le Gouch, Jeweller1,000
to the Treasurer of the Navy for freight of ships to Tangier550
to me [Guy] for secret service300
to Mr. Chiffinch50
to Mr. Roberts to be paid over to Sir Samuel Moreland200
to me [Guy] more for secret service100
£3,200
Sept. 8.Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue as follows out of such Excise money as is this week directed to be paid into the Exchequer.Disposition Book II, p. 93.
l.
to Mr. Johnson for the Forces2,000
to ditto for offreckonings2,000
to the Cofferer of the Household2,000
to me [Guy] for secret service200
Same to Mr. Dove [of the Treasurer of the Chamber's Office] to pay as follows the 185l. which the Treasury Lords have directed to be paid to the Treasury of the Chamber, viz.: 60l. to the Marshal Farrier and 12l. 10s. 0d. each to William Gregory, Thomas Smith, John Blundell, William Howell, Phillip Maddox, Thomas Saywell, William Smith, Henry Evans, Geo. Pearce and Tho. Atterbury.Ibid, p. 95.
Sept. 9.Same to the Treasurer of the Chamber to apply as follows the 1,449l. 4s. 0½d. which the Treasury Lords have directed to be issued to you (which with the 2,185l. already paid you makes 3,634l. 4s. 0½d.), viz.:Ibid, p. 94.
l.s.d.
to the Queen's apothecary to complete 53l. 13s. 6d.118
to Widow Rider for provisions for the Council Chamber9000
to Mr. Gauntlet ditto9000
to Mr. Randue, housekeeper at Windsor10000
to Mr. Davis, wardrobekeeper at Windsor4000
to Mr. English, at Hampton Court10000
to Mr. Merriott5000
to Mr. Coleman5000
to Mr. Boreman at Greenwich5000
to the housekeepers and sweepers at Whitehall9000
to Widow Young461010
to Dr. Blow for Mr. Cutler3000
to Mr. Bradley, messenger79100
to Mr. Donkelly8000
to Sir Charles Cotterell10000
to Sir Edward Cartret, gentleman usher16134
to Mr. Royston136102
to Mr. Seager24199
to the Serjeant of the Vestry1500
to the rat-killer618
to Widow Wetherell in part of 105l.2500
to Mary Dowle, strewer of herbs2700
to the Removing Wardrobe 200 00
£1,4494
Sept. 10.Henry Guy [to the Auditor of the Receipt] to issue as follows out of the 8,000l. of Hearthmoney which will be speedily paid into the Exchequer in part of the rent due at Lady day next and payable, by the utmost days of grace, on 19 Sept., 1682, viz.:Disposition Book II, p. 93.
l.s.d.
to the Treasurer of the Chamber3,6344
to Mr. Roberts, Receiver of moneys for Windsor Works, 250l. for Signor Verio; 1,500l. for the [said] works; and 300l. for Sir Saml. Moreland 2,05000
to Mr. Elliot, Master of the Harriers9000
to the yeomen prickers11000
Duke of Monmouth 50000
Mr. Packer, Paymaster of the Works 1,00000
Mris. Lely3000
Mr. Cox3490
Four [of the] Maids of Honour, Mris. Temple, Swan, Godolphin and Villiers20000
Mris. Elliot, housekeeper at New- market.5000
Mr. Oudart8000
me [Guy] for secret service15000
£7,92813
The remainder of said 8,000l. is to be received for the Treasury Lords' disposal.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Francis Robinson for a tideman's place at the Custom House, he having been employed in business about the Custom House and having a reference from the King.Reference Book I, p. 319.
Sept. 12.Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue as follows out of such Excise money as is directed to be paid into the Exchequer this week, viz.:Out Letters (General) VI, p. 306.
l.
to Mr. Johnson for the Forces2,000
to ditto for offreckonings2,000
to the Cofferer of the Household2,000
to me [Guy] for secret service200
And out of such Customs money as shall be paid into the Exchequer this week to issue 3,000l. to the Treasurer of the Navy for one week on the Navy's weekly money [out of the Customs].
Sept. 15.Money warrant for 60l. to the Dean and Chapter of St. Peters, Westminster, for one year to June 24 last on the annuity to them for the minister of the French Church in the Savoy.Money Book III, p. 139.
Same for 2,700l. to Isaac Legouch, his Majesty's Jeweller, for several jewels of diamonds to be given to several persons as follows, as certified by the Earl of Arlington, Lord Chamberlain of the Household, viz.: a jewel of diamonds of the value of 800l. to be given to Monsieur van Lewen, Ambassador from the United Provinces (certified 1680, May 5); a ring of the value of 100l. given to Monsieur Smith, Secretary of the Embassy [from said United Provinces]: a diamond ring of the value of 350l. to be given by the King to the Marquis D'Anjaux [Dangeau], Envoy from the French King (certified 1680, July 21); a jewel of diamonds with the King's picture, of the value of 300l., given to the son of the Prince of Parma sent from Parma out of Flanders as Envoy to his Majesty (certified 1680, Dec. 17); a jewel of diamonds of the value of 700l. given to Monsieur van-Lewen, Ambassador Extraordinary from the States of the United Provinces (certified 1680–1, Feb. 12); a jewel of diamonds of the value of 450l. given to the Envoy from Venice [certified 1680–1, Feb. 12]. (Money order dated Oct. 3 hereon.)Ibid, pp. 141–2. Order Book XXXVIII, p. 250.
Sept. 15.Money warrant for 30l. to the executor of Anthony Robart for three quarters to 1671, Christmas, on his fee or salary of 40l. per an. as late one of the King's musicians.Money Book III, p. 142.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to employ Samuell Howlett as riding surveyor upon the coast of Yorkshire from Hull exclusive to Scarborough inclusive loco Nicholas Booker, who declines the employment.Out Letters (Customs) VIII, p. 10.
Sept. 19.Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue as follows out of such Excise money as shall be paid into the Exchequer this week, viz.:Disposition Book II, p. 95.
l.
to Mr. Johnson for the Forces2,000
to ditto for offreckonings2,000
to the Cofferer of the Household2,000
to me [Guy] for secret service200
to the Earl of Sussex300
to the Duke of Southampton200
to Mris. Eleanor Gwynne250
to me [Guy] in part of 908l. [for secret service]100
£7,050
And out of Customs money which shall be paid into the Exchequer this week, to issue 3,000l. to the Navy for one week on the Navy's weekly money.
Sept. 28.Royal sign manual for 100l. to Henry Guy for secret service, without account: to be issued on the 10,000l. privy seal dormant of July 20 last. (Money warrant dated Sept. 29 hereon. Money order dated Oct. 3 hereon.)King's Warrant Book VIII, p. 242. Money Book III, p. 143. Order Book XXXVIII, p. 250.