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January 1685, 2-10


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'Entry Book: January 1685, 2-10', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 7: 1681-1685 (1916), pp. 1480-1489. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=83942 Date accessed: 28 November 2014.


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January 1685

Date.Nature and Substance of the Entry.Reference.
Jan. 2.
Treasury reference to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands of the petition of Henry Butkeley (Buckely) as by a favourable reference, dated Whitehall, Dec. 30 last, from the King to the Treasury Lords; petitioner shewing that the King stands seized in right of the Duchy of Cornwall of the manor of Kennington, co. Surrey, the capital messuage whereof with six small tenements and 86 acres of land is now in lease to Sir Robt. Clayton at the ancient rent of 16l. 10s. 9d. and the new increased rent of 33l. 9s. 3d. and that said Clayton is willing to surrender his title thereto to petitioner: therefore prays an extension of lease and a grant of the increased rent for the residue of the term now in being, "as your Majesty was pleased to do to Mr. Arundell, who holds the other moiety of the said manor."Reference Book II, p. 171.
Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to receive from Lord Churchill the 2,000l. which he will forthwith lend into the Exchequer "which is intended to be repaid out of the Hearthmoney as the Treasury Lords shall direct," said money is to be reserved for the Treasury Lords' disposal.Disposition Book III, p. 37.
Jan. 7.Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to dismiss William Sheeres, riding surveyor of Dartmouth, Adlard Cage, riding surveyor at Salcombe, and John Whitway, riding surveyor at Torquay, and to sink their salaries as proposed in the said Commissioners' memorial of the 8th inst. [sic].Out Letters (Customs) IX, p. 85.
Same to same to deliver, Customs free, to Monsieur Van Citters, ambassador from the States General of the United Provinces, some linen, damask etc. and some spices arrived from Amsterdam in the ship _, Mr. Modderlee master, and now in the Custom house, London port.Ibid.
Same to same to employ Isaac Vivian as a landwaiter, London port loco Samuel Gabry, who declines same.Ibid, pp. 85, 86, 87, 88, 89, 90.
Daniel Slaughter as a waiter at Poole loco John Aylett, lately dismissed.
Edmo. Corbin as a tidesman, Dartmouth port loco Henry Cornish.
Simon Hitchcock as a waiter and searcher, Lyme port loco Thomas Spicer, lately dismissed.
John Swetland (tidesman in Lyme port) as tidesman in Weymouth port loco John Hardley, who is to be removed to Swetland's place at Lyme.
John Penny as a waiter and searcher in Weymouth port loco William Clever, lately dismissed.
Saml. Plumbe and John Stephens as tidesmen at Poole loco Alexander Browne and Tho. Keeping, lately dismissed.
John Kirton and James Townly as the two additional tidesmen at Cowes port, as proposed by Sir Richard Temple in his late survey of said port.
Nicho. Hicks as waiter and searcher at Newlyn in Penzance port at 20l. per an.
Thomas Parris to be established as an additional landwaiter in Poole port at 40l. per an.
Geo. Hunt as a tidesman, Dartmouth port loco William Austin, lately dismissed. In the margin: cancelled 8 Feb., 1684.
Joseph Bully as a waiter and searcher at Dartmouth loco Peter Bird, lately dismissed.
George Kingston as a waiter and searcher at Salcombe, Dartmouth port loco Nathl. Bond, lately dismissed.
Ambrose Wells and Joseph Halkes as two additional tidesmen, Dartmouth port, and to be employed as landwaiters upon occasion: and the salaries of the four other tidesmen of said port to be increased from 10l. per an. to 15l. per an. each.
10l. per an. to be added to the salary of the land-waiter of Dartmouth port to make it 40l. per an.
Edward Cogan as a tidesman, Lyme port loco James Minson, lately dismissed.
John Trownson as a waiter and searcher at Brixham in Dartmouth port loco John Reeve, lately dismissed.
10l. per an. to be added to the salary of the waiter and searcher at Salcombe to make it 30l. per an.
20l. per an. to be added to the salary of James Barry, the waiter and searcher at Teignmouth in Exeter port, to keep a horse and to visit the coast from Torbay to Starcross.
20l. per an. to be added to the salary of Tho. Gybbs, the surveyor of Dartmouth port, to make his salary up to 60l. per an.
Jan. 7.Henry Guy to Sir John Werden and Sir Nicholas Butler. The King and the Duke of York being present at the Treasury last week his Majesty ordered that you should make a declaration of trust concerning the money due from Col. Whitley to the King, which is granted to you by patent, viz. that two-thirds thereof is to be for the use of the Duke of York and one-third for the use of Mr. Frowde. The Treasury Lords desire you to execute this declaration.Out Letters (General) VIII, p. 18.
Same to Sir Benj. Bathurst. The Treasury Lords have received a letter from the Duke of Ormonde, enclosing the report of the Commissioners [for Defective Titles or] of the Court of Grace, Ireland, concerning the Duke of York's interest and the draft of the royal letter to the Lord Lieutenant and the list of lands (see supra, pp. 1355–7). The said Commissioners advise that there are some particulars in said draft fit to be altered. They will consider of same further next term and meanwhile will take care that the Duke does not suffer any inconvenience.Ibid, p. 19.
Jan. 7.Henry Guy to Mr. Fox and Mr. Blathwayte, enclosing the Navy Commissioners' letter sent to the Treasury Lords which contains the present practice or method of paying or giving allowances out of the chest at Chatham to people who have been maimed or wounded in the King's sea service. You are to consider same and to prepare a method in pro-portion for relieving persons that are come from Tangier.Out Letters (General) VIII, p. 19.
Appending: said letter dated Navy Office, Dec. 20 last. From information from the Governors of said Chest we find that the method observed for many years past and still continued at this day is as follows. Every person who has a leg or an arm lost or utterly disabled is allowed 6l. 13s. 4d. per an. for life. Where two arms are lost a pension of 15l. is allowed. Where two legs are lost the yearly pension is 13l. 6s. 8d. Where one arm and one leg is lost the pension is the same [as] where two legs are lost. For an arm disabled though continuing on 5l. per an. is allowed and for the loss of an eye 4l. per an. At the first settlement of each pensioner he receives the value of one whole year's pension as a gratuity for his present relief over and above his yearly pension. Where any persons have received wounds or hurts which occasion a fracture, contusion, impostumation or the like under [the value of] the loss of a limb they are viewed by the chururgeons belonging to the chest who certify what they judge is a reward proportionable to their hurt which is accordingly allowed in full satisfaction of the same. The like is done to those who have lost a limb (besides their annual pension) for any hurts which they may have otherwise received in their body. When any pensioner makes it his request to have a sum of money paid him in lieu of his pension the Governors of the Chest do buy his pension off by payment of two years' pension in full satisfaction thereof, at which time he is also paid the whole arrears of his pension then due. But this buying off of pensions is not practised to those who have lost a leg or an arm excepting only in the case of Scotch or Irish or others who live beyond the seas, who upon their earnest entreaty and in consideration of the charge they would be exposed to in appearing personally at a general pay of the Chest (which all pensioners are obliged to do once in three years) have their pensions bought off as aforesaid.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue as follows out of such Excise money as is directed to be this week paid into the Exchequer, viz.:Disposition Book III, p. 37.
to Charles Fox, Paymaster of the Forces4,500
to the Cofferer of the Household1,500
to Mr. Hornby for secret service300
to Sir John James and partners in part of their debt500
(Same to the Excise Commissioners, enclosing the paper of the disposition of the Excise cash for the present week; said paper including the above-said four items [payable out of Excise cash in the Exchequer] together with the following item [payable directly out of the Excise Office on tallies] viz. 1,000l. to the bankers for interest. Total, 7,800l.)
Jan. 7.Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue (out of the 2,000l. lent into the Exchequer by Lord Churchill) 1,000l. to Treasurer of the Navy, as in part of 12,000l. for stores.Disposition Book III, p. 38.
Money warrant for 99l. 9s. 0d. to Anthony Segar, without account: 89l. 9s. 0d. thereof for disbursements for the Treasury Office in 1684, Christmas quarter, and the remaining 10l. for same quarter's salary for attendance on the Treasury Lords. (Money order dated Jan. 8 hereon.)Money Book V, p. 131. Order Book XXXIX, p. 207.
Same for 60l. each to Thomas Pultney, Robert Killegrew and Adulphus Sayer, for half a year to 1683, Sept. 29, and to Blague Yarburgh for half a year to Christmas last on their annuity or pension as Pages of Honour to the King.Money Book V, p. 132.
Same for 300l. to James Grahme, Ranger and Keeper of his Majesty's park called Bagshott Park, as in full of 1,200l. to be by him expended in the building and repairing of Bagshott Lodge and the impaling of said park and the contingencies thereof. (Money order dated Jan. 8 hereon.)Ibid, p. 132. Order Book XXXIX, p. 208.
Same for 300l. to Sir Charles Scarborough for three years to 1680, Christmas, on his fee as one of the King's physicians.Money Book V, p. 132.
Same for 25l. 1s. 10½d. each to the following Serjeants at Arms for the quarters stated on their fee of 3s. a day and allowance of 2s. 6d. a day for board wages, viz. Sir Roger Harsnet for 1683, Christmas quarter; John Middleton for 1675, June 24 quarter, on his fee and 1673, Christmas quarter, on his allowance; Richard Shorditch for the quarter ended 1683–4. Feb. 16; George Smith for 1676, Sept. 29 quarter; William Bishop, esq. for the quarter ended 1679, June 10; Jno. Templer for 1679, Christmas quarter; William Mease for 1680, June 24 quarter; Joseph Harvey, for 1680, June 24 quarter; Jno. Topham for 1681, June 24 quarter; Orlando Fitz Simonds for 1671, Sept. 29 quarter, on his fee and 1672, Sept. 29 quarter, on his allowance; Roger Charnock for 1681, Christmas quarter; Edmd. Williamson for 1674, Lady day quarter; Richard Maddox for 1684, Lady day quarter; Tho. Payne for 1678, Lady day quarter, on his fee and 1678, June 24 quarter, on his allowance.Ibid, p. 133.
Same for 4l. 11s. 3d. to Sir William Bishop for 1681, Sept. 29 quarter, on his fee as Serjeant at Arms attending the House of Commons and for 20l. 10s. 7½d. for same quarter to make his payment equal to that of the other Serjeants at Arms.Ibid.
Same for 45l. to Edward Griffin without account: to be by him paid, over to Edward Glynne, gent., for three quarters to 1684, Sept. 29, on the 60l. per an. granted to said Griffin for said Glynne by the privy seal of 1676, Sept. 30. (Money order dated Jan. 8 hereon.)Ibid, p. 133. Order Book XXXIX, p. 208.
Jan. 7.Money warrant for 150l. to Augustus L'Hosteyne, esq. for half a year to 1684, Sept. 29, on his pension. (Money order dated Jan. 9 hereon.)Money Book V, p. 134. Order Book XXXIX, p. 209.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Cashier to pay to the following officers two years to 1684, June 24, on their fees payable out of the Customs, viz. 126l. 4s. 0d. to the Clerk of the Pipe for himself and the Secondary and other sworn clerks of the Pipe Office; 11l. 10s. 0d. to the Comptroller of the Pipe; 23l. 10s. 8d. to John Ady and John Cole, Deputy Chamberlains of the Exchequer.Money Book V, p. 134.
Money warrant for 300l. to George, Visct. Grandison, Sir Edward Villiers and Mris. Eleanor Villiers, executors of Dame Barbara Villiers, for half a year to 1683, June 24, on her 600l. a year for 10 years [out of the Coinage money] as by the privy seal of 1681–2, Mar. 12. (Money order dated Jan. 12 hereon.)Ibid, p. 134. Order Book XXXIX, p. 209.
Treasury warrant to Thomas Whitley, Receiver General of Crown Revenues for Cheshire and North Wales, to pay to Peter Whitley, surveyor and master mason of Chester Castle, 80l. upon account, to be applied to the repairs of his Majesty's buildings in Chester Castle, where his Majesty's Court of Exchequer for the County Palatine of Chester is kept and the place where the records of the said Court are laid: the said item to be first entered with the Auditor of co. Chester to the end said Peter Whitley may be charged therewith.Money Book V, p. 135.
Treasury reference to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands of the petition of Sir William Neale, bart. as by a favourable reference dated Whitehall, Jan. 1 inst., to the Treasury Lords from the King, who retains a gracious sense of the many good services and of the great sufferings of petitioner; said petitioner shewing that on a former petition for a grant of such concealed lands, encroachments and wastes within the King's lordship and manor of Denbigh as belong to the King he had a reference thereon to the Treasury Lords and a commission [of inquiry] has issued and from the return thereof divers encroachments appear; but there are many more not yet discovered; that petitioner conceives that Rudland marsh bounded by the river Clwyd on the east, by Abergele on the west and by the main sea on the north and the firm land on the south (which is derelict lands and subject to the overflowing of the sea) lying in cos. Denbigh and Flint had been part of the waste of said manor but is now advised that said marsh belongs to the King and cannot be esteemed any part of the waste thereof and so not comprehended in his former petition. Therefore prays a grant of said marsh and of said concealed lands already discovered and such other concealments and encroachments as he shall hereafter discover in said manor and lordship.Reference Book II, p. 172.
Henry Guy to the Revenue Commissioners, Ireland, enclosing a bond which is already sealed and delivered by Mr. Sheridan here [at the Treasury] and is intended to be executed also by the Bishop of Kilmore and Sir Maurice Eustace in Ireland. Take care as to the execution thereof by them and send the Treasury Lords a speedy account of same because Mr. Sheridan is to have an authority for receiving out of the Exchequer in Ireland, the sum mentioned in said bond.Out Letters (Ireland) IV, p. 127.
Memorandum: the penal sum of the bond is 1,294l. 10s. 0d. The date is 1684, Dec. 21. The condition is that the obligors pay on demand for his Majesty's use to John Price, Receiver General in the kingdom of Ireland, 647l. 5s. 0d. without fraud or delay.
Jan. 7.The Treasury Lords to the Duke of Ormonde. Please direct Mr. Price, the Receiver General, Ireland, to send us an exact account of all his receipts and payments for the two several years ending Dec. 31 last with the remain in his hands at that time.Out Letters (Ireland) IV, p. 128.
[?]Same to same, forwarding the petition of Nicholas White et al. for the rehearing of their cause in Ireland ut supra, p. 1269, together with copies of the papers relating thereto, the originals formerly sent having miscarried. Report to us on the case.Ibid.
Jan. 8.Two royal sign manuals for respectively 500l. and 190l. to Henry Guy, for secret service, without account: to be issued on the 10,000l. privy seal dormant of Dec. 17 last. (Money warrant dated Jan. 9 hereon. Money order dated Jan. 10 hereon.)King's Warrant Book IX, p. 434. Money Book V, p. 135. Order Book XXXIX, p. 209.
Royal warrant to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for a grant to Sir Peter Daniel and Sir Samuel Dashwood, of all such fines and amerciaments as were imposed at any of the Sessions of the Peace and Oyer and Terminer within the city of London during the shrievalty of said Daniell and Dashwood from Mich., 1683, to Mich., 1684, "which by the grants of our royal progenitors would have accrued to them as sheriffs of the said city if the franchises and liberties thereof had not been seized into our hands; and it not being our intention by the said seizure to take off or diminish any the benefits or advantages heretofore justly belonging to the said office or any other officer or officers of our said city that have acquitted themselves well and faithfully towards us and our service." They are hereby to hold said fines to their own use and behoof without accompt and the Town Clerk of London is not to estreat same into the Exchequer.King's Warrant Book IX, pp. 434–5.
Henry Guy to Mr. Trant and Mr. Bridges. The Treasury Lords notice that the money for the half year's duty of the Hearthmoney ended at Michaelmas last comes in very slowly. When you attend them next Monday you are to bring them an account showing how the hearthmoney for the half year ended 1683, Sept. 29, was brought into the receipt of the [Hearthmoney Farmers or] contractors.Out Letters (General) VIII, p. 21.
Jan. 9.Royal warrant to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal to revoke as from Dec. 25 last the privy seal of 1671, Oct. 31, which granted to Sir Martin Westcombe an ordinary of 40s. a day, as the King's Agent at Cadiz, Port St. Mary, and the districts; it being the King's pleasure to discharge said Westcombe from said service.King's Warrant Book IX, pp. 435–6.
Jan. 9.Henry Guy to Lord Dartmouth. The Treasury Lords made an allowance of 240l. per an. to the Auditors of Imprests (Brooke Bridges and Thomas Done) for their charges and pains in auditing and passing the accounts of Mr. Bertie, the present Treasurer and Paymaster of the Office of Ordnance. The said auditors take that account alternately. So upon Mr. Bertie's first account ending 1682, June 30, the said allowance is made to Mr. Done, who passed that account. You are desired to direct the payment thereof to Done and so from time to time to one or the other of them on the Treasury Lords' allowance thereof.Out Letters (General) VIII, p. 20.
Same to the Customs Commissioners. Upon your presentment of Oct. 14 last concerning Plantation ships trading to Scotland the Attorney General has reported his opinion that the only remedy against that mischief will be that his Majesty signify his commands to the Governors and the Customs officers in the Plantations that no such thing be permitted there and that the information of Mr. Valentine Prowse (a copy of which is annexed to your said presentment) be sent to them so that the ships may be seized and proceeded against according to law when they come there. Hereupon the Treasury Lords have received the King's command to write the said letters. Have you anything to offer in relation thereto before they be dispatched ?Ibid, p. 21.
Same to Mr. Stephens [Cashier to the Treasurer of the Navy]. The Treasury Lords intend in the next disposition of money for the use of the Navy to provide 20l. for Mr. Tho. Horsly on his pension. But in regard of his great necessity in this extreme season they desire you to advance that sum to him "which will be speedily supplied to you again."Ibid.
Treasury reference to Auditor Aldworth of the [interest] account of Joseph Hornby and Nathaniell Hornby.Reference Book II, p. 173.
Prefixing: said account.
for interest of 30,000l. from 1684, June 24, to Sept. 29, at 6 per cent.47870
for 2 per cent. gratuity [for same]15990
for interest of 30,000l. from 1684, Sept. 29, to Dec. 25, at 6 per cent.42909
for interest of 10,000l. from 1684, June 24 to Sept. 29, at 6 per cent.15990
for 2 per cent. gratuity [on same]5330
for interest of 10,000l. from 1684, Sept. 29 to Dec. 25, at 6 per cent.14303
for interest of 1,000l. from 1684, Aug. 27 to Dec. 25, at 6 per cent.19146
for interest of 1,500l. from 1684, Oct. 15 to Dec. 25, at 6 per cent.17101
for interest of 1,000l. from 1684, Oct. 22 to Dec. 25, at 6 per cent.10104
for interest of 1,000l. from 1684. Oct. 29 to Dec. 25, at 6 per cent.974
for interest of 500l. from Nov. 12 to Dec. 25 at 6 per cent.3108
more for the first 1,000l. received from Aug. 27 to Sept. 29 at 2 per cent. [gratuity]1161
leaving interest due as above of 1,360l. 0s. 0d.
for interest of 2,500l. from 1684, June 24, to the several days of repayment on the Exchequer at 6 per cent.8141
for a gratuity at 2 per cent.2180
for interest of 560l. 0s. 5d. paid to Mr. Phineas Bowles by direction of the Treasury Lords 1683–4, Mar. 22, and received of Mr. Stephens again the 9 Oct., 168424132
Jan. 9.Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue out the following funds, viz. 2,000l. 7s. 11d. of Excise money reserved in the Exchequer, 193l. 12s. 4d. of Recusants' forfeitures in the Exchequer, 131l. 9s. 6d. of Alienations moneys in the Exchequer and 22l. 5s. 6d. of the revenue of the Duchy of Cornwall (making in all 2,347l. 15s. 3d.) as follows, viz.:Disposition Book III, p. 38.
to me [Guy] for secret service19000
to Sir John Cotton's heirs3768
to Mris. Leech3000
to Mr. Packer for Mr. Peacock, the gardener64100
to Mr. Fussell, late a receiver, for his reward5600
to Mr. Hartop, ditto3700
to the Pages of the Backstairs for washing sheets3000
to Mr. Griffin for Glynne, the deer-harbourer4500
to Mr. L'Hosteine15000
to 16 Serjeants at Arms, excluding the two Serjeants attending the Lord Keeper and the Treasury Lords401100
to the falconers, in full of half a year138911¾
to Mr. Packer for Widow Wratten6000
to Mr. Roberts for Mr. Vario [Verrio]10000
to the poor of St. Martins [in the Fields]10000
to the poor of St. Margaret's, West-minster5000
to King Charles the I's hospital5000
to Edward Griffin, Treasurer of the Chamber6461311¼
to be reserved for the Treasury Lords' disposal16148
Jan. 9.Henry Guy to Mr. Griffin, Treasurer of the Chamber, to pay as follows the abovesaid 646l. 13s. 11¼d., viz.:Disposition Book III, p. 39.
to Mr. Hester, the ratkiller2000
to Mr. Howell, Messenger [of the Chamber] on bills2000
to Widow Pheasant [for her husband a] ditto600
to Mr. Beake, ditto4500
to Mr. Eles, ditto700
to Mr. Bins, ditto700
to Mr. Atterbury, ditto3500
to Mr. Legat, ditto3000
to Mr. John White, ditto1700
to Mr. Edward White, ditto4100
to Mr. John Blundell, ditto500
to Mr. Simon Winslow, ditto600
to Mr. Sturt, ditto1500
to Mr. Goldgay, ditto500
to Mr. Pearce, ditto1000
to Mr. Richardson, ditto17100
to Mr. Thomas Smith, ditto500
to Mr. Thomas Saywell, ditto3500
to Mr. St. John Taylor, ditto500
to Mr. Evans et al.2500
to the falconers1831311¼
to Mr. Evans, Messenger [of the Chamber]3000
to Mr. Blundell on wages and bills1500
to Widow Pheasant, on [her late husband's] wages and bills3500
to Mr. Chaplaine, a Gentleman Usher Quarter Waiter4800
to Elizabeth Tuker, widow of _ Tucker1500
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue as follows out of Alderman Duncombe's loan of 50,000l. made on the credit of the Hearthmoney, viz.:Ibid.
to the Keeper of the Privy Purse to complete a quarter2,500
to ditto for Healing gold500
to ditto for Sir Tho. Sands200
to ditto for Mr. Foliard200
Same to same to issue 500l. to me [Guy] for secret service out of the 2,000l. lent by Lord Churchill.Ibid, p. 40.
Same to same to reserve for the Treasury Lords' disposal 1,500l. part of the 1,740l. paid into the Exchequer the 7th inst. of the revenue of the Duchy of Cornwall.Ibid.
Same to same to issue as follows out of the Duchy of Cornwall money now remaining in the Exchequer 60l. each to Mr. Yarborough, Mr. Killigrew, Mr. Sayers and Mr. Poultney.Ibid.
Money order for 50l. to the Churchwardens of St. Margarets, Westminster, for one year last past on the King's accustomed bounty for the relief of the poor of said parish.Order Book XXXIX, p. 208.
Jan. 9.Money order for 50l. to the Treasurer of the Hospital of King Charles I for one year to Christmas, 1684, on the King's bounty for the keeping and breeding up of poor, fatherless children.Order Book XXXIX, p. 208.
Jan. 10.Same for 100l. to the Churchwardens of St. Martins in the Fields for one year last past on the King's accustomed bounty for the relief of the poor of said parish.Ibid, p. 209.