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January 1682, 11-20

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'Entry Book: January 1682, 11-20', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 7: 1681-1685 (1916), pp. 362-374. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=83827 Date accessed: 26 July 2014.


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January 1682

Date.Nature and Substance of the Entry.Reference.
Jan. 11.Royal sign manual for 1,000l. to Henry Guy for secret service, without accompt: to be issued on the 10,000l. privy seal dormant of July 20 last. (Money warrant dated Jan. 12 hereon. Money order dated Jan. 14 hereon.)King's Warrant Book VIII, p. 301. Money Book III, p. 204. Order Book XXXVIII, p. 272.
Jan. 12.Money warrant for 50l. to Edward Progers for 1679, June 24 quarter, on his annuity or pension.Money Book III, p. 202.
Same for 300l. to Lady Philadelphia Wentworth for half a year to 1677, Lady day, on her same.Ibid, p. 203.
Same for 75l. to the executors of Mrs. Honora Harding for 1674, Sept. 29 quarter, on her same.Ibid.
Same for 125l. to Edward Griffin for 1679, Lady day quarter, on his payment (annuity) of 500l. per an. (Money order dated Jan. 14 hereon.)Ibid, p. 203. Order Book XXXVIII, p. 277.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to direct the collectors of the outports to pay last Christmas quarter's salaries of the officers of the outports. (Total, 3,577l. 2s. 2d.)Money Book III, p. 204.
Treasury allowance of last Christmas quarter's salary bill of the Customs, London port. (Total, 5,042l. 2s. 11d.)Money Book III, p. 204.
Money warrant for 99l. 1s. 8d. to Andrew Lawrence, surveyor of his Majesty's ways, gates and bridges; being 54l. 15s. 0d. for 1½ years to Christmas last on his fee of 2s. a day; 29l. 3s. 4d. for half a year to 1681, Lady day, on his allowance of 3s. 4d. a day (this latter item being certified by the Lord Chamberlain, June 20 last); and 15l. 3s. 4d. for 1681, June 24 quarter, on his allowance of 3s. 4d. a day for riding charges.Ibid, p. 205.
Appending: said certificate of the Earl of Arlington, Lord Chamberlain.
Treasury warrant to the Receipt for tallies to discharge the baronet fee of 1,095l. due to the King from Sir John Roberts.Ibid, p. 206.
The like for the discharge of the baronet fee of Sir Hen. Seymour.Ibid.
Money warrant for 250l. to Frances, Countess of Portland, for 1679, Christmas quarter on her annuity or pension.Ibid.
Treasury warrant to the Excise Commissioners to allow to the Excise Farmers 160l. for the allowance made by them for the year to Sept. 29 last. to the owners, adventurers and fishermen of Great Yarmouth for the Excise of beer for the North Sea and herring fisheries.Ibid, p. 207.
Money warrant for 500l. to Lord Alington for half a year to 1681, Lady day, on his fee or allowance as Constable of the Tower of London.Ibid.
Same for 50l. to Isabella Bointon for 1678, Christmas quarter, on her annuity or pension.Ibid, p. 208.
Same for 75l. to Madam Stuart (Mris. Sophia Stewart) for 1672, Lady day quarter, on her same.Ibid.
Same for 40l. to Robt. Swann, gent., for half a year to Christmas last on his same. (Money order dated Jan. 14 hereon.)Ibid, p. 208. Order Book XXXVIII, p. 272.
Same for 75l. to Eliza[beth] Martin, widow, for three quarters to Sept. 29 last on her same. (Money order dated Jan. 17 hereon.)Money Book III, p. 209. Order Book XXXVIII, p. 276.
Same for 25l. each to Mary Nevill and Sophie (Sophia) Nevill for half a year to June 24 last on their same. (Money order dated Jan. 16 hereon.)Money Book III, p. 209. Order Book XXXVIII, p. 274.
Same for 125l. to Charles, Lord Lucas, for 1679, Christmas quarter, on his same.Money Book III, p. 209.
Same for 20l. to Alice Baggot, relict of Jno. Baggot, for half a year to 1670, Christmas, on his annuity.Ibid, p. 210.
Same for 60l. to Anne Golding for half a year to 1681, June 24, on her annuity or pension.Ibid.
Same for 125l. to Dame Ruth Trevor for 1677, June 24 quarter, on her same.Ibid.
Money warrant for 50l. to John Dryden for 1679, June 24 quarter, on his annuity or pension as Poet Laureat and Historiographer Royal; and 25l. for 1679, Lady day quarter, on his additional annuity. (Money order dated Jan. 16 for said 25l.)Money Book III, p. 211. Order Book XXXVIII, p. 275.
Same for 125l. to Dame Joane Howard, relict of Thomas, Lord Howard of Escrick for 1680, June 24 quarter, on her annuity or pension.Money Book III, p. 211.
Same for 20l. to Robert Bertie for half a year to 1681, Lady day, on his same.Ibid, p. 212.
Same for 60l. to Mris. Eleanor Dyke for two years to 1681, June 24, on her same.Ibid.
Same for 25l. to Dr. Nicholas Gibbon for 1680, Sept. 29 quarter, on his same.Ibid.
Same for 500l. to George Dunstan for half a year to 1680, Sept. 29, on his same.Ibid, p. 214.
Same for 25l. to Nicholas Estoll, gent., for half a year to 1681, Sept. 29, on his same. (Money order dated Jan. 16 hereon.)Ibid, p. 214. Order Book XXXVIII, p. 274.
Same for 100l. to George Feilding for half a year to June 24 last on his annuity.Money Book III, p. 215.
Henry Guy to the Attorney General, enclosing a copy of the lease which was granted to Sir Herbert Price. The Treasury Lords intend that same should be comprehended in Dr. Barbon's grant.Out Letters (General) VI, p. 380.
Same to Col. Legge. Send to the Treasury Lords the names of the persons you think fit to be in the commission for felling wood in Dean Forest.Ibid, p. 381.
Same to Mr. Hayter. Send the Treasury Lords an account of the quantities and charge of every species of provisions for the victualling of 4,500 men for a week, a month, a year; and the market price of those provisions as they now go.Ibid.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to permit the entry (without payment of the One per cent. [Mediterranean] duty) of the ship Thamisis belonging to James Houblon and John Houblon, merchants, the said ship sailing from Zante to London under convoy of the Faulcon and Foresight frigates and stopping at Tangier where four of her company were pressed into the King's service about Nov. 15 last, two of them Thomas Jones and William Betty being put on the Saphir, William Cheston on board the Crown and John Curtis on board the Calebash fireship, wherefore said ship returned to London with only 28 men, which being four short of her complement, said duty is demanded.Out Letters (Customs) VIII, p. 48.
Jan. 13.Royal sign manual for 500l. to Henry Guy for secret service, without accompt: to be issued on the 10,000l. dormant privy seal of July 20 last. (Money warrant dated Jan. 16 hereon. Money order dated Jan. 17 hereon.)King's Warrant Book VIII, p. 302. Money Book III, p. 216. Order Book XXXVIII, p. 276.
Same for 550l. to same for same: without accompt: to be issued on the same privy seal dormant. (Money warrant dated Jan. 16 hereon. Money order dated Jan. 17 hereon.)King's Warrant Book VIII, p. 302. Money Book III, p. 216. Order Book XXXVIII, p. 276.
Jan. 14.Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of John Atkins' petition for a tidewaiter's place.Reference Book I, p. 537.
Same to same of Henry Fanshaw's petition to the King (on a reference from the King, who has "a very particular favour for the petitioner and being very well satisfied of his integrity and diligence") petitioner praying for an allowance for the extra-ordinary charges he is to be at in keeping clerks to comply with the late rules made for settling of of coast bonds, he being keeper and examiner of the port books.Ibid.
Same to same of the petition of Reeve Williams for a place in the Customs, having been bred a merchant and served his Majesty at sea.Ibid, p. 538.
Same to Auditor Stephens of the interest account of Joseph and Nathaniell Horneby as follows:Ibid.
l.s.d.
for interest of 20,000l. from 1681, June 14, to Dec. 27 at 6 per cent.64478
for ditto of 10,000l. from 1681, June 24, to Dec. 27305150
for interest at 8 per cent. on 15,000l. from 1681, June 27, to Dec. 27601129
£1,551155
Same to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands of Edmond Windham's petition (as by a favourable reference from the King dated Whitehall, Dec. 31, thereof): petitioner praying a grant of the King's title to the estate of William Rogers, of Marsh in the forest of Yeovil, in Somerset, an intestate bastard who left real estate to the value of 40l. per an.: petitioner having been very faithful in preserving the King's person after the battle of Worcester. (In the margin: a later reference dated 1681–2, Feb. 10, of same to the Attorney General.)Ibid, pp. 538–9.
Same to Phillip Burton of the petition of Seth Garrett to the King shewing that for 20 years he has been a housekeeper and butcher in Southwark and maintained himself and family in a handsome manner; that John Platts, John Petter (Potter) and James Sheene, conspired to ruin him and got 500l. from him by forged bonds for which Potter was fined 500 marks and said Platt and Sheene—each beside the pillory; that having formerly petitioned for said fines he was informed that they were before given to the Bishop of London for rebuilding St. Pauls, but in consideration of petitioner's deplorable condition his Lordship [the Bishop] is willing for him to have said fines.Ibid, pp. 539–40.
Appending: order by the King dated Whitehall, 1681, Oct. 22. On the Bishop of London's report and having received a good character of the petitioner the King commiserating his condition orders Potter's fine to be paid to him.
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.:Disposition Book II, p. 115.
l.s.d.
to Mr. Kent and Mr. Duncombe for interest5,20226
to me [Guy] for secret service1,00000
to the Cofferer for the Muscovite ambassador (struck through)2,00000
to the Treasurer of the Navy for the Victuallers1,00000
£9,20226
Jan. 14.Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue (out of Hearthmoney now remaining in the Exchequer) to the Treasurer of the Chamber 25l. 10s. 0d. formerly intended for the Wardrobe: and out of Wine Licence money to issue 100l. to Sir Edward Carteret for half a year of his annuity.Disposition Book II, p. 115.
Same to Edward Griffin, esq., Treasurer of the Chamber, to pay the abovesaid 25l. 10s. 0d. to the executors of Mr. Wilkinson, his Majesty's late locksmith.Ibid.
Treasury warrant to Thomas Newton, woodward of Whittlewood and Salcey Forests, et al. to fell sufficient trees for the gating, stileing, cabbening and staking of Farnelly Coppice in Hauleborough [Hazleborough] Walk and Ironyard Coppice in Shouldbrooke Walk and Cattshill Coppice in Shroob Walk [all] in Whittlewood Forest and of Ralismare Coppice in Mr. [Major] Styrke's Walk in Salcey Forest; the Lieutenant of said forests having certified same as fit to be felled and exposed to sale for the Queen's service, and the said Queen's Council having desired a Treasury warrant as herein to the king's woodward general and regarders of the said respective forests. The offal is to be sold to the King's profit and best advantage and an account thereof is to be rendered to the Auditor for co. Northampton. In the margin: the Queen's stakewood.Warrants not Relating to Money IX, pp. 23–4.
Treasury letters patent constituting George Collins, of Helston, co. Cornwall, one of the four supervisors of the tin blowing houses in Cornwall and Devon loco Sampson Shackerly, deceased, to attend and survey the following blowing houses, viz., one in St. Allen, one in St. Agnes, one in Illogan, one in Redruth, one in Gwennap and one in Penryn: with power to make seizures etc.Ibid, p. 25.
Royal warrant to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for the payment to George Collins, gent., of the salary of 80l. per an.: to be payable quarterly from Christmas last by the Receiver General of the Duchy of Cornwall; the said Collins having been by the Treasury Lords constituted one of the four supervisors of the tin blowing houses in Cornwall and Devon loco Sampson Shackerly, deceased, to have the survey and care of blowing houses ut supra.King's Warrant Book VIII, p. 303.
Money warrant for 75l. to Rebecca, daughter of William late Lord Chandos for 1680, Sept. 29 quarter, on her annuity or pension.Money Book III, p. 213.
Money warrant for 20l. to John Potenger, esq., for half a year to Sept. 29 last on his fee as Comptroller of the Great Roll of the Pipe.Money Book III, p. 213.
Same for 100l. to Dame Goditha Price for 1678, Christmas quarter, on the annuity or pension of 400l. granted to Sir Herbert Price (since deceased) and Dame Goditha his wife.Ibid.
Same for 125l. each to Elizabeth and Anne, daughters of Sir John Lawson for half a year to 1675 on their annuities or pensions.Ibid.
Same for 100l. to Mris. Justina Vandike, now Lady Stepney, for half a year to 1675, Christmas, on her same.Ibid, p. 214.
Same for 300l. to Anne, Countess Dowager of Newburgh for half a year to 1680, Sept. 29, on her same.Ibid.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Cashier to pay 14l. 10s. 0d. to John Langwith for last Christmas quarter on his 3s. 4d. a day as messenger of the Chamber attending the affairs of the Customs.Ibid, p. 215.
Treasury allowance of said Langwith's bill of 14l. 10s. 0d. for same quarter on his 3s. 4d. a day for attending the Treasury Lords.Ibid.
Henry Guy to Col. Legg. It is necessary to distinguish how much of the timber for Portsmouth is to be felled in the one [Dean] forest and in the other [Windsor Forest] as there must be separate Commissioners for the two places.Out Letters (General) VI, p. 381.
Same to the Earl of Ranelagh. Make what haste you can with your answer to the [Irish Revenue Farmers' or] Contractors' paper of which you had a copy on Wednesday.Ibid.
Same to the Navy Commissioners to assign on the Navy's weekly money the 130l. 10s. 0d. due to Gregory Sugar, commander of the ship Danby, for carrying 360 soldiers of the Earl of Dunbarton's Regiment from London to Kinsale. Assign same to be paid in three weeks' [instalments].Ibid, p. 382.
Same to the Attorney General to forthwith draw the conveyances of the piece of ground that is to be laid into St. Jame's Park by the Earl of Arlington, containing 33 acres or thereabouts, and of a piece of ground now in the Park that his Majesty is pleased to grant to the said Earl.Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to deliver at such house in London or Westminster as the Duke of Norfolk shall appoint, the goods, clothes and household stuff of said Duke and his family (including Lord Thomas, Lord George, Mr. Baker, Mr. Harrish, Mr. Timperley, Mris. Allibond, Mris. Katherin, Mr. Blackbourn, Mr. Kirkem, Mr. Geremond, Mr. Revell, Mris. Tanfield, Nan, Margaret, Mr. Strange, Mr. Aldwell, Tom, Mr. Kempt) and brought hither upon his coming from Flanders.Ibid, pp. 382–92.
Appending: shedule of said goods (including pieces of the finest hangings, pictures of the family rolled up, a chest of 'cheyney,' miniature and painting closet pictures, more pictures for the closet, one Beaver picture, [one] great picture, a great case with several pictures, a square case with 14 pictures, some painted calico, two rolls of drawings, a square case with three pictures, [a case of] pictures and drawings, [a case of] drawings etc. the duke's 'armoire dismounted,' harpsicalls, a shrino etc.: in all 204 cases etc.)
Jan. 16.Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 276l. 14s. 5d. to the Messengers of the Exchequer Court which, with what is already directed to be paid them, completes their bills. Also to issue (out of Mr. Hornby's loan formerly intended for the Duke of Albemarle) 100l. to me [Guy] for secret service in full of 1,000l.Disposition Book II, p. 115.
Treasury warrant to the Trustees for Fee Farms to convey to Charles, Marquess of Winchester certain fee farm rents in co. Wilts, co. Southampton and London, to the value of 61l. 17s. 7½d. (being 990l. 2s. 0d. principal value at 16 years' purchase) as in lieu of several fee farms in co. Yorks which are illeviable as is certified by Auditor Aldworth 1679, July 7, same being of the annual value of 39l. 12s. 9½d., being 634l. 4s. 8d. at 16 years' purchase, together with 356l. 15s. 1½d. for nine years' arrears thereon to 1681, Lady day, making 990l. 19s. 9½d. in all, so that said Marquess loses 17s. 9½d. by this reprisal.Warrants not Relating to Money IX, p. 26.
The like for similar reprisals to said Marquess for rents in co. Yorks to the value of 17l. 3s. 10½d. (or 275l. 2s. 0d. at 16 years' purchase, together with 154l. 14s. 10½d. for nine years' arrears, ut supra) same having been doubly conveyed: the fee farms to be now granted in place thereof, being in co. Wilts and of the value of 26l. 16s. 7d. per an. or 429l. 5s. 4d. at 16 years' purchase: so that said Marquess loses 11s. 6½d. by this reprisal.Ibid, p. 27.
The like for same to same for rents in co. Yorks to the annual value of 14l. 8s. 11½d. (being 231l. 3s. 4d. at 16 years' purchase, together with 130l. 0s. 7½d. for nine years' arrears, ut supra): same not having been answered to the Crown for the greater space of 40 years: the fee farms in lieu hereof being in co. Wilts, to the value of 22l. 11s. 5d. per an. or 361l. 2s. 8d. at 1 years' purchase: so that said Marquess loses 1s. 3½d. by this reprisal.Ibid, p. 28.
Money order for 50l. to the Churchwardens of St. Margarets, Westminster, for one year for the relief of the poor of said parish upon the 50l. per an. as royal bounty.Order Book XXXVIII, p. 273.
Same for 12l. 10s. 0d. to Elcanor Mather, widow, for last Christmas quarter on her pension.Ibid.
Same for 534l. 15s. 0d. to Visct Falkland, Treasurer of the Navy, on the privy seal of 1678–9, Mar. 19, and in further part of 58,400l. for building of hulls, masts and yards for four ships of war (two second rate and two third rate) to complete the 30 ships as by the Act for the Seventeen Months' Assessment.Ibid, p. 274.
Same for 50l. to the Treasurer of King Charles 1's hospital in Westminster for one year to Christmas last as royal bounty for the keeping and breeding up of poor fatherless children.Ibid, p. 275.
Jan. 16.Money order for 100l. to the Churchwardens of St. Martins in the Fields for one year last past on the royal bounty for the relief of the poor of said parish.Order Book XXXVIII, p. 275.
Money warrant for 200l. to Dame Jane Berkley for one year to 1675, Sept. 29, on her annuity or pension.Money Book III, p. 216.
Same for 472l. 13s. 1d. to Nicholas Johnson for interest and reward to Jan. 1 inst. for several sums of money by him advanced and lent for his Majesty's service: as by an account thereof stated by Deputy Auditor Henry Aldworth. (Money order dated Jan. 19 hereon.)Ibid, p. 217. Order Book XXXVIII, p. 277.
Treasury warrant to the Receipt for tallies to discharge the baronet fee of 1,095l. due from Sir Hugh Parker.Money Book III, p. 217.
Henry Guy to Sir James Shaen. You have not yet paid the 9,457l. 2s. 8d. for the use of the Ordnance Office according to your promise. Pay it forthwith.Out Letters (General) VI. p. 392.
Same to the Ordnance Commissioners. There is a great quantity of saltpetre lately imported. The Treasury Lords conceive that it may be bought at a cheaper rate than usual. Inform them whether you stand in need of any to supply the stores.Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners. Reconsider your report on Mr. Flory, which is herewith returned to you.Ibid.
Same to same to deliver to Mr. James Hyde at the Earl of Clarendon's lodgings in Somerset House a small box of chocolate, some chests of Florence wine and some oil.Ibid, p. 393.
Same to same to instruct the Attorney General in the business of corn lately imported into Newcastle and other parts in the North; the Treasury Lords thinking, on the opinion of Mr. Ward and the Attorney General, that it should proceed to trial this next term.Ibid.
Jan. 17.Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 12,876l. to the Treasurer of the Navy out of Customs money now remaining in the Exchequer. (Same to Visct. Falkland, Treasurer of the Navy, of same date to apply this sum to the yards to complete 1680, Christmas quarter.)Disposition Book II, p. 116.
Same to same to issue as follows out of such Excise money as is directed to be paid into the Exchequer this week. viz.:Ibid.
l.s.d.
to Mr. Johnson for the Forces2,00000
to ditto for off-reckonings2,00000
to me [Guy] for secret service in part of 5,000l.20000
to me [Guy] in full of 908l. [for secret service]10800
to Mr. Johnson for interest472131
to Dr. Ball, Master of the Temple3768
to Sir William Killegrew12500
to Somerset Fox15000
£5,092199
Jan. 17.Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of William Baynes' (Baines') petition for a place in the Customs.Reference Book I, p. 540.
Same to Mr. Hall of Sir Richard Elsworth's petition and reports thereon. Petitioner petitioned Treasurer Danby, shewing that himself and Lancelot Rider were security for John Elsworth, sub-commissioner of Excise for co. Somerset in 1661 "about Lady day, and continued till Michaelmas following, together with Hugh Stukely and Henry Lester (Leicester), who were in arrear 250l."; that petitioner was taken in execution for said debt and did with said Rider pay the same when the Excise Commissioners promised to deliver up to them said Stukley's and Leicester's bonds.Ibid, pp. 540–1.
Treasurer Danby referred said petition to Francis Finch and Edw. Wingate 1673, Dec. 20, who reported that said bonds ought to be delivered as promised. Said report with Elsworth's fresh petition are hereby referred as above.
Money warrant for 32,000l. to Henry Brouncker, Cofferer of the Household, as imprest for the service of the Household. Hereof 27,000l. is for half a year from April 1 last to Sept. 1 last upon the ordinary allowance and the remaining 5,000l. is for the extraordinary expense of the Household. (Money order dated Jan. 18 hereon.)Money Book III, p. 218. Order Book XXXVIII, p. 276.
Same for 1,000l. to Mris. Elianor Gwinn in part of 1681, Sept. 29 quarter, on her annuity or pension of 5,000l. per an. for support of herself and Charles, Earl of Burford. (Money order dated Jan. 18 hereon.)Money Book III, p. 219. Order Book XXXVIII, p. 276.
Same for 150l. to Somerset Fox for half a year to Christmas last on his annuity or pension.Money Book III, p. 219.
Same for 36l. 10s. 0d. to Robert Ford, being 18l. 5s. 0d. for one year to 1671, Christmas, on his fee of 12d. a day as keeper of his Majesty's house at Newmarket and of the stables and outhouses there and 18l. 5s. 0d. for one year to 1663, June 24, on the like fee for keeping his Majesty's garden there.Ibid.
Same for 125l. to Sir William Killigrew for last Christmas quarter on his annuity or pension.Ibid, p. 220.
Henry Guy to the Navy Commissioners to send to the Treasury Lords the name of some Navy officer to be put into the commission for felling wood in Dean Forest, so as to see that no wood be felled which may be useful for the Navy.Out Letters (General) VI, p. 393.
Same to the Attorney General to peruse the enclosed draft, presented to the Treasury Lords by Mr. Brunskell, of a warrant [for a grant] of a moiety of the Greenwax.Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners, enclosing a list of warrants as below. Inquire whether any officers are put into places in the Customs without such warrant.Ibid, pp. 394–5.
Appending: list of warrants for [appointment of] Customs officers signed by the Treasury Lords and remaining [? unexpedited] in the [Treasury] Office.
1680, Nov. 29. Henry Darrington to be waiter and searcher at Bourne.
Samuel Long to be tidesman and boatman at Boston.
Mr. de Cardonel, of Southampton [to have] 10l. a year for a clerk.
1680–1, Mar. 8. Jno. Watson to be boatman at Newcastle and Young his mate.
1681, April 16. Edw. Clerk, boatman at Bristol. Refuses the employment.
June 15. Thomas Drayton to be waiter and searcher at Teignmouth and Dawlish.
Robt. Jefferson to be boatman at Newcastle. Put into the establishment.
William Hurt, collector of Exeter [to have] 10l. per an. additional salary.
William Powell to be waiter at Aberthaw.
Walter Watkins to be weighing porter at Bristol.
John Wilcox to be tidesman at Swansea.
Tho. Porter to be boatman at Bristol.
Aug. 25. George Cock to be commander of the Severn smack. Put into the establishment and after[wards] declined the place.
Hen. Riccards to be boatman at London.
William Rosser to be boatman at Bristol. Declines the employment.
Tho. Farnaby to be waiter at the Pill at Milford.
Tho. Raly to be waiter at Deal port, Milford [sic for Deal port.]
Nov. 3. Jno. Broadhurst and Tho. Elmes to be watermen at London.
Cornelius Willmer and Sam Keate to be watermen at Blackwall.
Edw. Clark and Spicer Harris to be watermen, London port.
Owen Evan to be waiter and searcher at Newport.
Roger Pedley to be tidesman extraordinary at London.
William Dyson for an extraordinary commission to seize [goods].
Luke Cullen and Tho. Herring the like.
Sam Elliot the like.
William Davis to be tidesman extraordinary at London.
... Cenelin, the like.
Nov. 26. Jno. Groom for an extraordinary commission [to seize goods].
Jno. Ebden to be boatman at Lynn Regis.
Ralph Merson to be riding surveyor at the mouth of Exe.
Dec. 21. Rowland Duker to be tidesman at Yarmouth.
Humphrey Harding to be boatman at Bristol.
William Davis for an extraordinary commission to seize.
Tho. Powell to command the Severn Scout.
Dec. 23. Alexander Cleeue to be tidesman in fee at London.
Jan. 17.Henry Guy to the Customs Commissioners, enclosing a certificate concerning Jeremy Stone and William Sherrs.Out Letters (General) VI, p. 395.
Jan. 18.Royal warrant to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal for a grant to George Bradbury and Edward Noell, esq., of the parcel of ground commonly called the Old Artillery Ground or Old Artillery Garden, in St. Botolphs, Bishopgate on the west side of the fields or places commonly called Spittlefields and containing by admeasurement five acres one rood, as the same is now encompassed with a brick wall, and also the messuage at the south west corner of the said ground and the ground paled out for a garden to it, "which were formerly in the possession or occupation of Hanserd Knolls," and also all that great brick house standing upon the said ground, near the aforesaid messuage, which has commonly been used by the officers of the Ordnance for laying up of stores, with the garden belonging to the said storehouse [and also] two other messuages or tenements standing upon the said piece or parcels of ground near the aforesaid messuage and storehouse and also the two gardens thereto belonging [and also] all that dwelling house which has been commonly used for the habitation of the King's Master Gunner standing within the said parcel of ground, and also the stables, coach-house, porter's lodge, two powder houses, the long house or building used by the officers of the Ordnance for proving of small guns and keeping of stores and also the charging house lying contiguous to the aforesaid dwelling house, and all other houses, edifices and buildings on the said ground: together with free liberty to build thereon, and all passages, easements etc.: and the reversion of the premises and all the Crown's title or claim in or to the same: to hold to the only use of the said Bradbury and Noell, their heirs and assigns for ever as of the manor of East Greenwich, not in capite or by knights service but in free and common socage by fealty and the rent of 6s. 8d. per an. payable into the Exchequer every Michaelmas: all in consideration of the sum of 5,700l. sterling which said grantees are to pay into the Exchequer before this grant passes.King's Warrant Book VIII, pp. 305–7.
Jan. 18.Royal sign manual for 500l. to Henry Guy for secret service, without accompt: to be issued on 10,000l. dormant privy seal of July 20 last. (Money warrant dated Jan. 20 hereon. Money order dated Jan. 21 hereon.)King's Warrant Book VIII, p. 308. Money Book III, p. 220. Order Book XXXVIII, p. 277.
Privy seal for 500l. for equipage and 5l. a day as ordinary to Richard, Visct. Preston as Envoy Extraordinary to France: said ordinary to be payable quarterly, the first quarter in advance: together with the usual clause for the allowance of his extraordinaries "for intelligence, expresses and other secret service."King's Warrant Book VIII, pp. 308–9.
[?][Henry Guy to] Dr. Barbone. Your warrant for the [Old] Artillery Ground is signed by his Majesty. (Letter left unfinished and struck through.)Out Letters (General) VI, p. 395.
Jan. 19.Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to prosecute the vacating of the life patent of Oliver Lyme, Comptroller of Chester port, against whom several depositions have been made.Out Letters (Customs) VIII, p. 48.
Also to give warrant to the Customs Cashier to pay to Richard Prowse, solicitor to the Customs, 78l. 17s. 2d. for the charges of defending Richard Blyth, a Customs officer, and his two watermen against the indictment for the death of the waterman who resisted them.Out Letters (Customs) VIII, p. 48.
Henry Guy to Mr. Kent for an account what arrears were due on the Customs at Michaelmas last and what thereof has been paid since.Out Letters (General) VI, p. 395.
Same to Mr. Brisban. The Treasury Lords had lately an estimate of 600l. for furnishing the work of the first rate ship building at Chatham and did accordingly provide that sum for the same some time since. They will very suddenly take care for the pay of the Foresight and Faulcon. Inform the Admiralty Lords hereof.Ibid.
Jan. 20.Treasury reference to Sir Richard Mason, Bartholomew Fillingham and Sergeant Ramsey [Agents for Taxes] of Capt. Henry Cornwall's petition to the King (on a reference from the King dated 1681, Aug. 3): petitioner shewing that his brother[-in-law] Roger Vaughan was in arrear 616l. 10s. 0d. as Receiver for Hearthmoney for co. Hereford, that he was slain at sea and his estate was pre-engaged before he had anything to do with the King's revenue: therefore prays the King to transfer said debt to petitioner's own use "with power to join with the trustees on his Majesty's behalf in all such sales as they from time to time shall proceed upon, without which the said lands cannot be sold to pay the foresaid creditors." In the margin. cancelled 2 June, 1682.Reference Book I, p. 541.
Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to pay to me [Guy] 500l. for secret service out of the purchase money to be paid into the Exchequer for the Old Artillery Ground; and to reserve the remainder of said purchase money for the Treasury Lords' disposal.Disposition Book II, p. 116.
Money warrant for 955l. to Richard, Visct. Preston, being 500l. for equipage and 455l. for a quarter's advance of ordinary as Envoy Extraordinary to France. (Money order dated Jan. 21 hereon.)Money Book III, p. 218. Order Book XXXVIII, p. 293.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Cashier to pay 144l. 13s. 4d. to John Upton for his services from Sept. 29 last to Nov. 12 last as late a Commissioner of Customs on his salary of 1,200l. per an. Further to pay 155l. 6s. 8d. to Andrew Newport (who succeeds said Upton in the said Commission) for the remainder of that quarter, viz., Nov. 12 last to Dec. 25 last.Money Book III, pp. 220–1.
Money warrant for 1,046l. 2s. 5d. to Tho. Chudleigh, late Secretary of the embassy at Nymuegen, viz. 718l. for his ordinary 1678, Sept. 11, to 1679, Sept. 5 (on which latter day he returned into his Majesty's presence as is certified by the Earl of Sunderland); and 328l. 2s. 5d. for a bill of extraordinaries.Ibid, pp. 221–2. Order Book XXXVIII, p. 278.
Appending: (a) bill of said extraordinaries.
l. s. d.
for paper, entry books etc. from 1678, Dec. 31, to 1679, Sept. 2 1250
for portage of letters 1678, Dec. 31, to 1679, Sept. 2 68135
for the expense of my journey from Nymuegen till my coming to his Majesty's presence 4000
for the transportation of my goods, together with several duties paid at Nymuegen, Rotterdam and the port of London 23126
fees paid into [at] the Exchequer for my ordinary and extraordinary allowance since my having the honour to serve his Majesty in this employment 10940
paid for the advancing [of] 200l. assigned upon the Hearthmoney 800
For prints and for intelligences in those two last years 6676
In the returns of money that have been made me during my service in the embassy I have been out of purse by loss in the exchange, charge in remitting all sums from Rotterdam to Nymuegen and by the provision I have been obliged to allow my merchant out of all returns 53146
(In the margin against this last item: disallowed by the Treasury Lords.)
(b) allowance by Secretary Sunderland dated 1679, Nov. 14, of said bill of extraordinaries. I allow this bill except the 6th article for the advance of 200l. and the last about the return of money; neither of which particulars being of my cognisance I must leave them to the Treasury Lords. (Money order dated Jan. 27 hereon.)
Jan. 20.Henry Guy to Mr. Corbet. I have acquainted the Treasury Lords with your letter. You say Mr. Aldworth refused you the perusal of Mr. Parry's accounts. He assures my Lords of the contrary and that you have gone over the first and second States [of the said accounts] and have seen the vouchers and the particular rates of the milreis for the several years Mr. Parry was Agent in Portugal. My Lords have sent your observations upon the said particular to Mr. Parry and will hear you on his answer.Out Letters (General) VI, p. 395.
Same to Mr. Parry, enclosing abovesaid Corbet's further objections to your accounts. Send my Lords a speedy answer thereto.Ibid, p. 396.