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'Entry Book: November 1681, 1-15', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 7: 1681-1685 (1916), pp. 289-302. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=83818 Date accessed: 24 November 2014.


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November 1681

Date.Nature and Substance of the Entry.Reference.
Nov. 1.Henry Guy to Hugh Boxenham, Mayor of Norwich. The Treasury Lords have considered your letter of the 19th ult. and also the representations from the Excise Farmers and from the Company of Brewers at Norwich. My Lords desire you to restore the licences to the victuallers in your city that have been lately suppressed. If you think it necessary to make further objections before doing so, come to London and speak with my Lords in this matter.Out Letters (General) VI, p. 319.
Nov. 2.Money order for 6,428l. 12s. 6d. to Richd. Kent and Charles Duncomb for last Michaelmas quarter for 6 per cent. interest and for several allowances of reward [on moneys by them advanced for his Majesty's service], as by an account thereof stated by Auditor Anthony Stephens and allowed by the Treasury Lords, Oct. 28 (24). (Money warrant dated Oct. 13.)Order Book XXXVIII, p. 254. Money Book III, p. 159.
Royal warrant to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal to revoke the patent of July— last which constituted Charles, Lord Cheyne, Visct. of Newhaven, Sir Richard Temple, Sir George Downing, Jno. Upton and Nicho. Butler, Dr. of Physic, to be Commissioners of Customs, and in lieu thereof to constitute and appoint Lord Cheyne, Andrew Newport, Sir Richard Temple, Sir George Downing and Nicho. Butler to be such Commissioners with 1,200l. per an. salary each: and Richd. Prowse to be their solicitor with the like salary as in the former Commission. The first payment on all said salaries to be made at Christmas next.King's Warrant Book VIII, p. 255.
Nov. 3.Henry Guy to Sir James Shaen. Send me forthwith the five books of the Earl of Ranelagh's account "which you received from hence." (Same to the Auditors of Imprests forwarding the said five books of accounts of said Earl's receipts and disbursements for the years 1677–80. Peruse and report on same.)Out Letters (General) VI, pp. 320, 328.
Same to Mr. Agar to forthwith deliver to Sir Samuel Morland 18 load of timber as by the warrant of Oct. 27 last without any deduction for the 10 load of rotten timber.Ibid, p. 320.
The Treasury Lords to Sir Hugh Piper, Mayor of Plymouth. The Ambassador from the Czar of Muscovy is arrived at your town. Please defray the expenses of him and his train during his stay there and with all the decency that you can and yet with as much frugality as is convenient for the King's service. We will pay your disbursements.Ibid.
Henry Guy to Sir John James and partners to attend the Treasury Lords on Monday next concerning the balance of Excise stated to be in your hands.Ibid.
Same to Mr. Harbord to attend the Treasury Lords forthwith with the account of the Receiver of the Duchy of Cornwall for the year ended Sept. 29 last.Ibid, p. 323.
Treasury reference to Auditor Stephens of the account of interest made up to 1681, Sept. 7, for money advanced by R. Kent and Cha. Duncomb for the service of the garrison of Tangier. Total [interest], 680l. 0s. 1d.Warrants not Relating to Money IX, p. 7.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to employ Oliver Hawley as a sixth tidesurveyor, London port, loco Edmond Clerke, some time since dismissed; said Hawley having lately been a tidesman in London port and having after his dismission made several considerable discoveries of frauds and concealments in the Customs whereby many officers have been detected and dismissed.Out Letters (Customs) VIII, pp. 17, 18, 19.
Lawrence Thompson (an extraordinary tidesman, London port) as a tidesman in fee, ibid. loco Stephen Robinson, lately dismissed.
The like for the following extraordinary tidesmen to be tidesmen in fee, ibid. viz. John Burt loco Ralph Clarke, dismissed; Thomas Roberts loco William Jackson, dismissed; Thomas Wisdome loco William Marshall, dismissed; William Rogers loco Thomas Longstreth, dismissed; Thomas Thorpe loco William Jones, dismissed; Stephen Grigman loco John Soane, dismissed; John Dawkes loco John Toosan, dismissed; Thomas Carricke loco Henry Burnell, deceased; Owen George loco William Lafton, deceased; Michael Harman loco John Rowlett, dismissed; Phillip Hales loco Thomas Quinny, dismissed; Thomas Stanley loco Darby Bryan, dismissed; James Harman loco Saml. Hardley, dismissed; Nich. Braxton loco—Hurt, dismissed; Thomas Oulton loco Tho. Stedman, dismissed; John Exall loco John Painter, deceased; Richard Wichal loco Fredericke Chaloner, dismissed; Tho. Eagleton loco Hezekiah Lenthal, dismissed; Robert Langley loco George Highham, dismissed; Thomas Gresham loco Paul Badcock, dismissed; Samuel Jadd loco John Buckland, dismissed.
The like for the following to be employed as tidesmen in extraordinary, London port next after those in fee: viz. Henry Knock, William Kingsley, James Dyer,—Cenelin (cancelled 12 Feb., 1681–2), William Davis (cancelled 12 Feb. 1681–2), Thomas Christmas, Cadwallador Jenkins, Richard Creek, Roger Pedley, Abraham Applebury, Mark Warwick, Giles Bornford, Jasper Eaton, Alexander Cleeve. The like warrants dated Nov. 8 for the following as same: viz. Anthony Smith, John Coulton, Thomas Summers, Edward Erlington.
Nov. 3.Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to employ Robert Lucas as tidesurveyor, London port loco Thomas Jones, dismissed.Out Letters (Customs) VIII, pp. 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25.
Edward Lane, a landcarriageman, ibid. as tide-surveyor, ibid. loco Stephen Chuseman, dismissed.
Mathew Humberston (deputed receiver outwards, London port) as a jerquer, ibid. loco Walter Powell, two persons being found not sufficient for the jerquer's office. To his salary of 80l. per an. an addition of 20l. is to be saved out of the 10l. each [formerly] added to the salary of Mr. Skinner and Mr. Greydon (the other two jerquers) upon the death of said Powell.
Symon Morsse as receiver outwards, London port loco abovesaid Humberston, with the salary of 80l. per an.
Mathew Yarrow as weighing porter, ibid. loco Thomas Carter, deceased.
Richard Kennecke (an extraordinary weigher, ibid.) to be weighing porter in fee, ibid. loco Henry Churchill, superannuated.
Edward Clarke and Spicer Harris as watermen, ibid. locis William Crouch and his mate, lately dismissed.
William Crane as noontender, ibid. loco John Durham, lately deceased.
John Broadhurst and Thomas Elmes as watermen, ibid. locis William Martin and Edward Greene, his mate, lately dismissed.
Cornelius Wilmer and Samuel Keate, his mate, as watermen at Blackwall locis Philip Hall and his mate, lately dismissed. (Cancelled 12 Feb., 1681–2.)
John Hunt as surveyor at Portsmouth to keep a horse and visit the coast as far as Chichester eastward and with the fee or salary of 50l. per an. Robert Eden, another riding surveyor on that coast, is for the present to perform the duty of Robert Lucas upon the eastern part of Sussex: all as proposed in the Customs Commissioners' memorial of Oct. 24 last.
John Cox as a coastwaiter, London port loco George Best, lately deceased.
Owen Evan as waiter and searcher at Newport Swansea port loco—Price, lately deceased.
Samll. Ellyott to have a commission for six months for seizing uncustomed and prohibited goods in Wilts, Hants and Dorset.
Luke Cullen and Thomas Herring the like for six months for like seizures in co. Kent. (Cancelled 1682, May 7.)
Rupert Berkenhead as waiter and searcher at Barnstaple loco John Branch, lately dismissed.
William Dyson to have a commission for six months to seize prohibited and uncustomed goods. (Cancelled 12 Feb., 1681–2.)
John Taylor (one of the landwaiters at Yarmouth) as collector at Southwold loco John Jackson, who is to be hereby removed to be landwaiter at Yarmouth, whence he was formerly removed to Southwold.
Richard Davy as commander of the smack at Yarmouth loco John Guppy, who is to be admitted as a tidewaiter London port.
Thomas Lyne as a tidesman at Poole loco Richard Appleby, lately dismissed.
Nov 3.Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to remit 3l. 18s. 2d. to Malres Comacke, mariner, a native of Fiall, being aliens' duty on 2,000lb. weight of tobacco; he having been long in the service of English merchants, particularly of one Hayman, a merchant of Bideford, where he has been an inhabitant and mariner in said Hayman's ship above 20 years, and has married a wife there and has several children there.Out Letters (Customs) VIII, p. 26.
Same to same to permit the export Customs free of the goods and five horses and three men of Bevil Skelton, Envoy Extraordinary to Brunswick Luneburg and the Hanse Towns.Ibid, p. 27.
Appending: schedule of said goods.
Money warrant for 43l. to Phillip Packer, Paymaster of the Works, as imprest to be paid to Henry Peacocke, Keeper of his Majesty's Bowling Green and Balcony Garden Plattes at Hampton Court, to complete 143l. for his wages and charges therein for the year ending 1679. Christmas, as by four bills signed by the Duchess of Cleveland, Housekeeper of Hampton Court. William Young, her deputy there, and by the Surveyor General of the Works: all as by the privy seal of 1678, July 31, establishing 143l. per an. for said work. (Money order dated Nov. 7 hereon.)Money Book III, p. 156. Order Book XXXVIII, p. 256.
Same for 71l. 4s. 6d. to said Packer as imprest for said Peacock for the like wages and charges for half a year to 1680, June 24. as by bills signed ut supra. (Money order dated Nov. 7 hereon.)Money Book III, pp. 157, 158. Order Book XXXVIII, p. 256.
Same for 120l. to Richard Brett for one year's interest to June 14 last on 2,000l. owing to Brett on an order on the Hearthmoney: all as by the privy seal of 1677, Aug. 26. (Money order dated Nov. 18 hereon.)Money Book III, p. 157. Order Book XXXVIII, p. 257.
Treasury reference to Mr. Graham or Mr. Burton of the petition of Sir John Re[r]seby (as by a favourable reference thereof from the King dated Whitehall, Oct. 27 last): petitioner shewing that his sister-in-law, Mris. Honora Browne, an unmarried woman with a portion of 800l. in her own disposal, came to town about three years since and fell into an acquaintance with several Irish Papists, who upon a pretence that they recommended an acquaintance of theirs to marry her borrowed several sums of money of her, and she, finding herself deceived and that their only design was to get her fortune, fell into a deep melancholy and lingering disease and died in July, 1680, leaving the greater part of her estate to petitioner and his children, although the said party endeavoured to keep her from the sight of her relatives during her sickness; but after her death another will was produced pretending to be of a later date appointing an executor, whom she had never seen, in trust for Mr. Hamilton, a convicted Papist, who by his conviction has forfeited his personal estate to the King; therefore petitioner prays a grant of the small remainder of her fortune so forfeited.Reference Book I, p. 404.
Nov. 3.Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Cornelius Lampard for a place as land-carriageman in the Customs.Reference Book I, p. 405.
Nov. 4.Royal sign manual for 1,000l. to Henry Guy for secret service: without account: to be issued on the 10,000l. dormant privy seal of July 20 last. (Money warrant dated Nov. 7 hereon. Money order dated Nov. 8 hereon.)King's Warrant Book VIII, p. 256. Money Book III, p. 158. Order Book XXXVIII, p. 256.
Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue as follows out of Customs money directed to be paid into the Exchequer this week: viz. 3,000l. to the Treasurer of the Navy for one week of the Navy's weekly money and 800l. to same for the Victuallers.Disposition Book II, p. 100.
Same to same to issue as follows out of Excise money paid into the Exchequer this week, viz:Ibid.
l.
to Mr. Johnson for subsistence for the Forces 2,000
to same for off-reckonings 2,000
to the Cofferer of the Household 1,000
to me [Guy] for secret service 400
Nov. 5.Same to Mr. Blathwayte, forwarding the following papers which the Treasury Lords have this day received from Nevis: viz. Sir William Stapleton's letter to the [Treasury] Lords; copy of Mr. Calhone's letter touching the ship James; copy of Ensign Zechary Rice's depositions concerning Sir Cha. Wheeler; copy of Sir Charles Wheeler's and Mr. Brodgate's letter to Mr. James Hestus; copy of Sir Charles Wheeler's instructions touching the Carissaw voyage; a paper of the meeting, 25 July, 1671, in Sir Charles Wheeler's time touching his plantation; another paper of the meeting, the 11th of July, 1672 [of] his Excellency General Stapleton, the Council etc. touching revoking the vote of 20lb. [sugar] per poll to Governors; copy of Gripikoven's deposition touching Sir Charles Wheeler; answer to Sir Charles Wheeler's account.Out Letters (General) VI, p. 326.
Same to Mr. Stephens for an estimate of the pay of the Sampson fireship in order to the providing money for it; Mr. Brishane [for the Admiralty Lords] having desired the Treasury Lords to provide same.Ibid
Nov. 5.Henry Guy to Sir Jno. James for a certificate "how near the last quarter was expired that you sat" as a Commissioner of Excise. When my Lords know the time they will give speedy order for your [salary] payment.Out Letters (General) VI, p. 326.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to deliver Customs free to Monsieur Justall several parcels of plate which he has brought with him, he being a Protestant of France arrived here with his family.Out Letters (Customs) VIII, pp. 26–7.
Appending: list of said plate.
Nov. 7.Same to same to restore to Monsieur Le Vidame, Customs free, a suit of clothes worn by him at Paris but seized by the Customs officers at Dover.Ibid, p. 27.
Appending: certificate dated London, Oct. 22, by Hautrerive that said suit belongs as above. It has been at Dover for about a month.
Same to the Customs Cashier to pay 150l. to Juliana (Conningsby, now the wife of Amias) Hext for three quarters to Sept. 29 last on her pension of 200l. per an.Money Book III, p. 158.
Same to same to pay 69l. 3s. 4d. to Sir Nicholas Crispe for 1681 Lady day quarter's salary as Collector outwards London port.Ibid, p. 159.
Same to same to pay 241l. 13s. 4d. to Sir Jno. Shaw for same quarter on his 466l. 13s. 4d. per an. as Collector inwards London port and on his 500l. per an. as Surveyor of the Navigation Act.Ibid.
Money warrant for 1,000l. to Prince Rupert for 1681, June 24 quarter, on his annuity or pension of 4,000l.Ibid, p. 160.
Treasury warrant to the Receipt for tallies of assignment on the Tenths of the dioceses of Oxford, Worcester, Hereford and St. Davids for 212l. 10s. 0d. to Elizabeth Hamilton for last Sept. 29 quarter on the annuity for her children; and similarly for 125l. on the dioceses of Chester and Rochester for same quarter on the annuity to herself.Ibid.
Henry Guy to the Lord Chancellor to meet the Treasury Lords to-morrow afternoon concerning the new contract for the revenue of Ireland. (The like to the Lord President, Earls of Halifax, Arlington, and Conway, Edw. Seymour, Sir Leoline Jenkins, Earl of Arran and Henage Finch, Solicitor General.) (Meeting postponed on the following day, Nov. 8, for Thursday next and the like notices sent.)Out Letters (General) VI, pp. 327, 329.
Same to the Customs Commissioners for a list of all the extraordinary tidesmen, London port, adding those in the last Treasury warrant and Edward Elrington and one Coulton whose warrants are now directed. You are to promote all of them into fee in their course.Ibid, p. 327.
Same to same forwarding an account of coast bonds not returned pursuant to the late orders of Jan. 20. last requiring the return quarterly into the Exchequer upon oath of all the forfeited coast bonds with duplicates thereof.Ibid, pp. 327–8.
Appending: list of officers who have not complied with said order at all since it was made, viz.: the officers of the ports of London, Bristol, Bridgwater, Boston, Gloucester, Lynn Regis, Chichester, Exeter, and Dartmouth, Barnstaple, Ipswich, Kingston upon Hull, Poole, Sandwich, Southampton, Plymouth and Fowey, Yarmouth, Milford, Berwick, Carlisle and Chester.
The officers of Cardiff have returned no bonds [? for or since] Christmas, 1680. Those of New castle did not return them for 1680, Michaelmas quarter, till 1681, Aug. 20, "and though the same were returned with a duplicate thereof upon their oathes that all the forfeited bonds of the said quarter were then returned, yet they kept back several of them and returned them in the subsequent quarter as appears by their own duplicates delivered upon their oathes as aforesaid, and also have not yet returned their forfeited bonds for Christmas quarter, 1680, to Lady day following."
Nov. 7.Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of _ Weekes (as by a reference thereof from the King dated Whitehall, Oct. 27 last); petitioner shewing that in Oct. 1679, he with others freighted two vessels at Morlaix with French goods with design to transport them to Ireland; said vessel sailed Oct. 30, but by bad weather was forced into Hammoores [Hamoaze], an open road near Plymouth, where the Customs Commissioners seemed at first satisfied but afterwards took out of the vessel linen to the value of 4,000l. and employed Robert Slaughter to exhibit an information in the Exchequer against petitioner for importing French goods and a verdict was obtained against petitioner through the Attorney's ill managing; therefore prays pardon and restoration of the goods on security to transport them to Ireland.Reference Book I, p. 405.
[?]Same to same for Archabald Townesend's petition for a place as land carriageman, coaster or deputy searcher, London port.Ibid, p. 406.
Nov. 7.Same to same of Hugh Manwaring's petition for a place as coastwaiter or landcarriageman, London port, in consideration of 50l. per an. granted him by the King for his sufferings as a slave at Fez and Morocco.Ibid.
Same to the Mint Commissioners of the petition of Roger Hawkshead, formerly of the Speedwell, for a commission to seize several sums or parcels of guineas imported, being of greater alloy and less weight than the King's guineas are.Ibid.
Nov. 8.Same to Mr. Graham of the petition of Dorothy Fane as by a reference thereof from the King in Council dated Hampton Court, 1681, June 30; petitioner praying for a moiety of a discovery she made some time past of 700l. lent by father Harcourt (lately executed for treason) to her father in law, Edward Wray, esq., upon a mortgage of lands, the deeds whereof are in the hands of Mr. Graham, petitioner understanding that Mr. Jno. Savage pretends to be the first discoverer of that mortgage.Ibid, p. 407.
Nov. 8.Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue as follows out of Excise money directed to be paid into the Exchequer this week, viz.Disposition Book II, p. 100.
l.
to Mr. Johnson for the Forces 2,000
to ditto for off-reckonings 2,000
to me [Guy] for secret service in part of 5,000l. 4,000
to Sir William Killigrew 125
to Somerset Fox 75
£4,600
and out of Excise money which is directed to be paid in next week to issue as follows, viz.
l.
to Mr. Johnson for the Forces 2,000
to ditto for off-reckonings 2,000
to Mris Eleanor Gwynne 250
to me [Guy] for secret service in part of 908l. 100
£4,350
Same to same to issue as follows out of the 12,535l. 5s. 10d. of Customs money which will be speedily paid into the Exchequer. (The whole of this entry is struck through, several of the items being replaced by the provisions in the letter of Nov. 14, infra, pp. 301–2) viz.: 700l. to Secretary Jenkins, 500l. to Visct. Conway, 155l. 16s. 8d. to Baron Crawley, 1,000l. to the Privy Purse for healing medals, 1,000l. to me Guy for secret service, 6,428l. 12s. 6d. to Mr. Duncombe for interest, 1,171l. 11s. 8d. to Mr. Hewer, Treasurer of Tangier on extraordinary order for two bills of exchange from Col. Kirke one for 713l. 5s. 10d. the other for 458l. 6s. 8d., 1,000l. to Prince Rupert, 213l. to Edmond Pooley, 366l. 5s. 0d. to Lord Colepeper.Ibid, pp. 101–2.
Money warrant for 100l. to Tho. Whitgrave for half a year to 1680, Lady day, on his pension of 200l. to be satisfied out of fines and forfeitures of Popish Recusants.Money Book III, p. 161.
Same for 125l. to Sir William Killigrew for last Sept. 29 quarter on his annuity or pension of 500l.Ibid.
Same dormant for 100l. per an. to John Potenger, Comptroller of the Pipe, to be payable half yearly, the first payment to be "this Michaelmas term": being reward for the service of him and his clerks in issuing out in process the several penalties of 20l. per month upon Popish Recusants, for which service they have hitherto received no reward, although they have been always careful to give the most speedy despatch and assistance to the respective receivers for the improvement of that revenue, and although considerable sums have been levied by the sheriffs on such process. The said payment to continue so long as said work shall continue: and to be paid out of the receipt of such Recusants' forfeitures. (Money order dated Nov. 9 for 50l. for half a year hereon to Sept. 29 last.)Ibid, p. 162. Order Book XXXVIII, p. 257.
Money warrant for 3,000l. to Sir John Kirke for half a year to 1680, Christmas, for the band of Gentlemen Pensioners. (Money order dated Nov. 10 hereon.)Money Book III, p. 162. Order Book XXXVIII, p. 257.
Same for 2,181l. 1s. 3d. to Charles Toll for 6 per cent. interest and 2 per cent. reward to Oct. 1 last for several sums of money advanced and lent by him [for his Majesty's service] on several tallies levied by William Ashburnham, late Cofferer of the Household for the service of the Household, as by an account thereof stated by Henry Aldworth, deputy to Auditor Anthony Stephens and allowed by the Treasury Lords the 7th inst. (Money order dated Nov. 11 hereon.)Money Book III, p. 163. Order Book XXXVIII, p. 258.
Same for 75l. to Somerset Fox for 1681, June 24 quarter, on his annuity or pension.Money Book III, p: 163.
Same for 9,668l. 9s. 2d. to Anthony Row and partners Farmers of the Hearthmoney: it appearing from two interest accounts stated by Auditor Anthony Stephens and passed by the Treasury Lords the 24th Oct. last that there is due to said Row and partners 9,744l. 11s. 0d. for 6 per cent. interest and 4 per cent. reward for divers sums advanced by them for his Majesty's service, but 76l. 1s. 10d. being to be defalked therefrom for the like interest and reward on 6,665l. 14s. 2d. to them allowed as paid to Mr. Toll, Mar. 15 last, whereas the same was not satisfied till several days after that time, as appears by said Toll's account, supra. The present sum is to be satisfied by tallies as follows on said Row and partners, viz. 1,445l. 18s. 11½d. (besides 72d. defalked as above) on the Hearthmoney farm rent payable Sept. 19 last, 5,606l. 15s. 1½d. on same payable 1681–2, Mar. 15, and 2,615l. 15s. 1d. on same payable 1682, Sept. 19. Further in regard that in the said two accounts hereof there is allowed 1,081l. 6s. 5d. for interest and reward of 8,000l. lent 1680, Nov. 16 and Dec. 8, by William Bridges, one of the said Farmers, memorandums are to be made in the office of the Auditor of the Receipt to prevent the King being doubly charged thereupon. (Money order dated Nov. 14 hereon.)Ibid, pp. 163b–4. Order Book XXXVIII, p. 258.
The Treasury Lords to the Earl of Chesterfield. The Admiralty Lords have represented the want of timber for several uses of the Navy whereon the King has directed a sign manual to us for felling in New Forest this winter 1,000 oaks (part of 5,250 lately marked there as serviceable for the Navy) and 33 beeches; and also 327 oaks in the Lea baylywick of Dean Forest, and as many of 128 beeches lately marked there as will make 50 load of 4-inch plank. (Two Treasury warrants dated Nov. 8 to Tho. Agar and Charles Strode, Surveyors of Woods, Trent South, for the felling of said timber and for delivering same by indenture to the Surveyors of the Navy. The offal to be sold and accounted for before the Auditor before next Michaelmas term. The remainder of said 5,250 oaks are to be reserved for the Navy. The abovesaid timber from Dean Forest is to be applied to the works of the last of the two new second rates now in building at Portsmouth.)Out Letters (General) VI, p. 329. Warrants not Relating to Money IX, pp. 7–8, 8–9.
Henry Guy to Mr. Clarke. The Commissioners of the Alienation Office have complained to the Treasury Lords that you have no deputation from them to act as Clerk to that office, and that your deputy is insufficient. Attend my Lords hereon and appoint a fit deputy within 10 days or they will dispose of that place, which is petitioned for by another.Out Letters (General) VI, p. 330.
Nov. 8.Henry Guy to the Navy Commissioners to assign John Wren's bill of 181l. 18s. 0d., as purser of the King's ship Swallow, for payment out of the money formerly appointed for that purpose by Treasurer Danby which the Treasury Lords are informed is still remaining in the hands of the Treasurer of the Navy. Same is to be assigned by way of imprest.Out Letters (General) VI, p. 330.
Same to same to assign out of the Navy's weekly money (by four weekly instalments) the payment of the 539l. 17s. 8¾d. remaining due to Richd. Ratford, commander of the Ann and Jane of London, and the rest of the owners of said ship for carrying soldiers from the Downs to Kinsale in 1679, and for carrying horses to Tangier and for demurrage.Ibid.
Same to Sir Robt. Viner. The Treasury Lords have often times pressed you that the orders in Mr. Stratford's name, for which you have perpetual interest granted you, might be discharged in the Exchequer. If they be not forthwith regularly discharged my Lords will take such course therein as may be fit for the King's service.Ibid, p. 331.
Same to Mr. Lytcott [Comptroller of the Customs] for a list of all the [outport] collectors who are in arrear on the Coinage money, with the amounts thereof.Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to forbear removing Jno. Kent, one of the landcarriagemen, London port, from his station in Southwark, till the Treasury Lords speak with you therein.Ibid.
Same to the Navy Commissioners: Send me the estimate for payment of the Victuallers which was agreed on 1672–3, Mar. 20, and signed by Treasurer Clifford. You have not sent it with the rest of the papers.Ibid.
The Treasury Lords to the Bishop of Bath and Wells. Referring to Mr. Lownde's letter of Aug. [27] last to you (supra, p. 256) concerning your arrears of Tenths, which money is demanded by the Band of Pensioners, we find that the sum being 800l. odd is still unpaid. The King's servants who are assigned thereon are very necessitous and press with great importunity for speedy payment. We cannot but press you to hasten the payment or process will issue.Ibid, p. 332.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners (in pursuance of the late order in Council in favour of the distressed Protestants of France) to permit the non-prohibited goods as follows to be imported Customs free and the prohibited goods to be reshipped and carried back for France, Holland or Ireland, same belonging to Daniel Huger, a French Protestant, come hither by reason of the persecution in that kingdom: the said goods being arrived Oct. 13 last.Out Letters (Customs VIII, p. 27b.
Appending: schedule of said goods (mostly stuffs, druggets, painted calicoes, German linens, etc.).
Nov. 8.The like warrant for the goods of Bartholomew Morin, late merchant at Rochefort in France, being a Protestant, etc., ut supra.Out Letters (Customs) VIII, pp. 27b–28.
Appending: schedule, ut supra (crape buttons, inkles, etc.).
Nov. 10.Treasury warrant to the Customs Cashier to pay 4l. to John Halliley for one year to June 24 last on his fee or salary as usher of the Custom House, London port.Money Book III, p. 162.
Same to same to pay 25l. to Edward Berty for half a year to June 24 on his same as collector of the duty on wool, etc. London port.Ibid.
Money warrant for 50l. 3s. 9d. each to John Ramsey and Roger Harsnett for half a year to June 24 last on their several fees or allowances [as Serjeants at Arms].Ibid, p. 163.
Henry Guy to the Customs Commissioners to attend the Committee for Trade and Plantations on Saturday morning with the officers named in the enclosed paper [missing].Out Letters (General) VI, p. 332.
Same to same. The Treasury Lords are willing, after hearing the case, that you should restore Mr. Shales to his place as collector of Rochester. If Mr. Yardley, the surveyor, ibid, is so far penitent for his crime you may present him for some other place.Ibid, p. 333.
Same to the Navy Commissioners, acknowledging receipt of the estimate for payment of the Victuallers agreed on 1672–3, Mar. 20.Ibid.
Treasury warrant to the Surveyor General [of Crown Lands] for a particular or constat of land, ut supra, p. 195, with a view to a lease thereof to John Topham under the Exchequer seal for 31 years at the old rent of 4s. per an. and 46s. per an. de incremento, payable from the time said premises be recovered: the lessee to covenant to assert the King's right at his own charge.Warrants not Relating to Money IX, p. 10.
Appending: report from Sir Robert Sawyer, Attorney General, dated Oct. 20 last, I think the King's title to the said lands very probable and nothing can impeach it but some dormant grant from the Crown, which yet appears not. Neither was the possession held under such grant but under a lease some time since expired so that I conceive it proper for the King to grant a lease thereof.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to employ Charles Sherman as a coastwaiter, London port, loco Richard Clark, dismissed.Out Letters (Customs) VIII, p. 29.
Treasury recommendation to the same of the petition of Charles Meloin (Meloine) for a tide surveyor's or any other place, London port.Reference Book I, p. 408.
Henry Guy to [the Auditor of the Receipt] to issue 15l. to Mris. Ursula Elliot for a quarter on her annuity: issuing same out of the Hearthmoney [farm rent] payment payable 1682, Sept. 19, now remaining in the Exchequer.Disposition Book II, p. 100.
Nov. 11.Henry Guy to Edward Griffin, esq., Treasurer of the Chamber, to apply as follows the 916l. 15s. 5d. which is directed to be paid to you, viz.Disposition Book II, p. 102.
l. s. d.
to the Officers of the Yeomen of the Guard for a quarter 637 10 0
to the falconers for half a year 181 17 5
to John Webb, pond keeper 60 0 0
to widow Rider for provisions for the Council Chamber 37 10 0
Nov. 12.Treasury reference to the Attorney General of the report from Sir James Shaen on a former and a later petition of Walter Galeway (Gallwey) and on the report thereon from the Lord Lieutenant and Privy Council of Ireland. In said report the Lord Lieutenant and Council advise royal bounty for petitioner's relief, he having lost his ship and goods and suffered in his credit abroad. In his second petition Galleway prays that such relief may take the form of a grant of lands to the value of 330l. per an. over and above the quit rents payable thereout, with liberty to place deficiences thereon. The said Shaen in his report presumes to offer no opinion on all the said papers, considering them more fit for the consideration of some of the King's Counsel.Reference Book I, pp. 408–9.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to employ John Salsbury (Sollsbury) as surveyor at Portsmouth to keep a horse and visit the coast as far as Chichester eastward (Robert Eden, another riding surveyor on that coast, being for the present to do Robert Lucas's duty upon the eastern part of Sussex).Out Letters (Customs) VIII, pp. 29, 30.
John Hunt as surveyor at Margate loco Charles Sherman, who is to be a coastwaiter, London port.
Henry Guy to the Attorney General, forwarding copies of the Earl of Ranelagh's papers.Out Letters (General) VI, p. 333.
Same to same. Report to the Treasury Lords on the following case touching the Act for exporting beer Excise free, together with the certificate of the Deputy Clerk of Parliament of the terminations of the Sessions.Ibid, pp. 333–4.
Appending: (a) the case touching the late Act for exporting beer Excise free. Said Act [22 and 23 Car. II, c. 13] was to continue for six years and thence to the end of the next session of Parliament. The six years expired 1677, June 26. At the Parliament's session begun 1676–7, Feb. 15, said Act was continued for three years from the end of the session and thence to the end of the first session of the next Parliament. The three years expired in May, 1680. The first succeeding session of Parliament thereafter was from 1680, Oct. to 1680–1, Jan. 10. Query: whether the said continuing Act of 29 Car. II. be expired or in force?
(b) Sir Robert Sawyer's opinion hereon, not dated. In case the session of 29 Car. II. ended in May, 1677 (which doth not appear in the printed statutes of that year but is fit to be ascertained by the Lords' Journals) I am of opinion that the said Act is expired.
(c) certificate by Jno. Walker, [deputy to] Jno. Browne, Clerk of Parliament, of the dates of the above sessions and adjournments.
Nov. 12.Money warrant for 500l. to Phillip Packer, Paymaster of the Works, as imprest for one year to 1681, April 1, for putting and keeping his Majesty's house called Audley End in repair, and for other services relating thereto as by the privy seal of 1674, July 31. Further for 400l. to said Packer upon the extraordinaries of the Works, same being for one year for his Majesty's paving in extraordinary: both sums to be paid out of such money as shall be paid into the Exchequer for the rent of the farm of unwrought wood. (Money order dated Nov. 25 for said 500l. hereon.)Money Book III, p. 161. Order Book XXXVIII, p. 263.
Same for 366l. 5s. 0d. to Thomas, Lord Colepeper, Governor General of Virginia, being due to him at the foot of an accompt, stated by Mr. Blathwaite, for disbursements and expenses for his Majesty's service over and above the moneys charged upon his lordship in the said account. (Money order dated Dec. 8 hereon.)Money Book III, p. 164. Order Book XXXVIII, p. 266.
Same for 5,735l. 9s. 9d. to Edward Griffin, esq., Treasurer of the Chamber, as imprest for payment of bills and wages due to his Majesty's servants payable in the Office of the Chamber the present sum being to complete the 50,000l. as by the privy seal of 1671, Dec. 18. (Money order dated Nov. 15 hereon.)Money Book III, p. 164. Order Book XXXVIII, p. 260.
Treasury warrant to William Roberts, Receiver of the revenues of the Honor and Castle of Windsor, to pay 65l. to William Bowles and Char. Bowles, landlords to Monsieur Varis [Verris] the painter, being the adjusted arrears of his rent due to them, which the Lord Chamberlain of the Household did, by the King's command at Windsor this last summer, agree with said W. and C. Bowles that they should be paid.Money Book III, p. 165.
Nov. 13.Royal warrant to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal dormant for the issue to Sir Robt. Vynar of all such sums as shall from time to time be due to him for gold works, gilt and white plate and other things which he shall deliver for the King's service into the Jewel House, as by certificate thereof from the Master of the Jewels: same not to exceed 10,000l.: to be received by said Vynar without accompt.King's Warrant Book VIII, p. 258.
Nov. 14.Treasury reference to Sir James Shaen of the petition of Sir Fitz Gerald Aylmer for discharge of a quit rent: as by a reference thereof from the King dated Whitehall, 1681, Oct. 17.Reference Book I, p. 411.
Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue to Sir Samll. Clarke on his salary the 25l. which on the 29th ult. you were directed not to pay without the Treasury Lords' direction.Disposition Book II, p. 102.
Same to same to issue as follows out of such Customs money as is now remaining in the Exchequer, viz.: 455l. to Mr. Savile, 200l. to Consul Baker, 700l. to Secretary Jenkins, 500l. to Visct. Conway. 155l. 16s. 8d. to Baron Crawley, 1,000l. to me [Guy] for secret service, 1,000l. to the Privy Purse for Healing medals, 1,000l. to Prince Rupert, 213l. to Edmond Poley, 366l. 5s. 0d. to Lord Colepeper, 900l. to the Treasurer of the Navy for the Samson fireship, 3,000l. to ditto for one week of the Navy's weekly money.Ibid, p. 103.
Nov. 14.Royal sign manual for 182l. 5s. 10d. to Henry Guy for secret service without account: to be issued on the privy seal dormant of July 20 last. (Money warrant dated Nov. 15 hereon. Money order dated Nov. 17 hereon.)King's Warrant Book VIII, p. 258. Money Book III, p. 166. Order Book XXXVIII, p. 260.
Same for 100l. to Henry Gilbert, esq., a justice of peace for co. Derby, as reward to him pursuant to the Proclamation of 1679, Nov. _: to be for discovering, apprehending and prosecuting George Busby, a Popish priest, who was convicted and attainted at the Assizes at Derby July 25 last before Sir Edward Atkins and Sir Tho. Streete, Justices of Assize. The present sum is to be issued on the 10,000l. privy seal dormant of July 20th last and s to be paid out of moneys in the Exchequer arising by Recusants' forfeitures. (Money warrant dated Nov. 15 hereon. Money order dated Nov. 17 hereon.)King's Warrant Book VIII, p. 259. Money Book III, p. 165. Order Book XXXVIII, p. 260.
Henry Guy to Mr. Basire. If you do not clear your account of taxes by the end of this term process will issue against you.Out Letters (General) VI, p. 335.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to employ Edward Lawrence as surveyor at Rochester loco William Yardley dismissed.Out Letters (Customs) VIII, p. 30.
Nov. 15.The Treasury Lords to the Duke of Ormonde, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland. We are informed by the Earl of Arran that you are under some difficulty concerning the payment of the army, which in our letter of Sept. I we desired might be effected by way of imprest until you received the King's further directions. We sent for Sir James Shaen, who has assured us that by the posts of both Tuesday and Saturday last he has written to his partners to pay in so much money by way of imprest as will pay the army for three months.Out Letters (Ireland) II, p. 190.
In answer to your letter of Sept. 27 we are informed that there are several precedents for recalling, altering and dividing warrants and [for] paying the army by imprests which [said precedents] may be found in the three months' pay to the army due after Christmas, 1670, when the contract of the Earl of Ranelagh and his partners did commence; as also at the commencement of the present farm; and in the warrants for pay of the Forces intended for Scotland in 1678; and afterwards in those sent and intended to be sent to Tangier from Ireland.
As to taking off the restrictions laid on the present Farmers by order of Council in Ireland, we beg to put you in mind of the King's letter dated 1680, April 26 last (ut supra, Calendar Treasury Books VI, p. 507) which orders the superseding the same.
Treasury reference to the Auditors of Imprests of the report of date 1681, Aug. 29, from the Mint Commissioners on the petition of George Evans, ut supra. p. 149, and on a fresh petition from same praying that said Commissioners may pay his bills or pay him 220l. to satisfy them.Reference Book I, p. 272.