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January 1685, 12-20

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'Entry Book: January 1685, 12-20', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 7: 1681-1685 (1916), pp. 1489-1509. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=83943 Date accessed: 30 August 2014.


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January 1685

Date.Nature and Substance of the Entry.Reference.
Jan. 12.Henry Guy to Mr. Harbord to consider and report on the papers, in your hands, relating to the Forest of Dean.Out Letters (General) VIII, p. 21.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to speak with the Treasury Lords this afternoon concerning your presentment of Mr. Carter to be a surveyor in the Plantations.Ibid.
Same to Lord Dartmouth [Master General of the Ordnance]. The Customs Commissioners report the 17th ult. that they have no knowledge of any late demand of Customs on stores shipped [for export] for the Office of Ordnance and the officers have demanded no such Customs. But the said Commissioners desire that timely notice may always be given of the shipping of the said provisions and stores and that same may be shipped in the presence of the Customs officers as has been directed in the case of Naval stores. The Treasury Lords desire you to observe this.Ibid, p. 22.
Same to Mr. Tarry to forthwith pay to Mr. Robt. Brookes of Maidstone, the 500 marks which you received of Mr. Burman for his fine. You are to take a good bill for the same upon Mr. Brookes's correspondent in London. Send the bill to me. When I receive the money on it I will pay same into the Exchequer and take a tally for your discharge.Ibid.
Same to Mr. Bridgman, enclosing a presentment [of the Customs Commissioners] and letters and the Attorney General's opinion [all missing] concerning ships trading between Scotland and the Plantations. You are to move the Earl of Sunderland to obtain the King's letters to the Governors in the Plantations according to the said advice of the Attorney General, "but not to mention the name of Mr. Valentine Prowse which the Commissioners of the Customs desire to have concealed." When these [King's] letters are prepared send me copies of them and return me the present enclosures.Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners. The King's letters to the Governors in the Plantations and Scotland as above will be obtained by the Earl of Sunderland. The Treasury Lords desire you [in addition] to send your own orders to the Customs officers in the Plantations for taking care to prevent the said trade.Ibid.
Same to the Navy Commissioners. Send the Treasury Lords forthwith an account how much money will be necessary to be weekly provided for the ensuing year for the ordinary service of the Navy and for payments made under that denomination besides the quarterly payments to the yards and the weekly payments for the victualling.Ibid, p. 23.
Jan. 12.Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue as follows out of the 50,000l. lent by Alderman Duncombe on the credit of the Hearthmoney, viz.:Disposition Book III, p. 40.
l.
to Sir Charles Scarborough300
to the executors of Lady Villiers for half a year300
to the [Treasurer of the] Ordnance [for two weeks on the Ordnance Office] weekly money1,000
to Mr. Graham for Bagshot Park300
to Mr. Packer for Winchester buildings for the month of November last2,000
£3,900
Same to same to issue 150l. to Lady Marischal out of the Duchy of Cornwall money now remaining in the Exchequer.Ibid, p. 41.
Money warrant for 250l. to the executors of Mris. Eliz. Kinaston, deceased, late one of the daughters of Sir John Lawson, for one year to 1678, Sept. 29, on her annuity or pension.Money Book V, p. 135.
Same for 25l. 1s. 10½d. to Francis Vassall, for a quarter ended 1683, Sept. 24, on his fee and board wages allowance as a serjeant at arms.Ibid, p. 133.
Treasury warrant to the Clerk of the Pipe for a lease to Sir Thomas Williams of the two pieces of land and meadow within the scite of the late monastery or house at Dover, called Maison Dieu, and other items as below for 23 years from 1692, Nov. 18, at rents amounting to 13l. 0s. 6d. per an. and on a fine of 400l.Warrants not Relating to Money X, pp. 26–31.
Prefixing: (a) particular of the premises and memoranda by Auditor John Shales dated Dec. 11 last. Said two pieces of land in the parish of Charlton, co. Kent, containing 2 acres and lately in the tenure of Henry Thompson at a rent of 10s.: a meadow of an acre in extent called Nicholas Lewes meadow lying south of the said scite and late in the tenure of said Henry Thompson at a rent of 5s.; a meadow or croft called le Harpe containing 1 rod, lying east of the said scite and late in the tenure of the said Henry at a rent of 2s.; a meadow containing an acre lying north of the said scite and late in the tenure of Hugh Adam at 3s. 4d. rent; a meadow called Sedgemead containing an acre lying opposite the barn called Barton's barn and in the tenure of said Henry Thompson at a rent of 4s.; a meadow containing half an acre and formerly the scite of 2 tenements in the parish of Charlton and late in the tenure of George Coldwell at a rent of 3s.; a piece of arable land called Castle Dean containing 56 acres late in the tenure of said Henry Thompson at a rent of 5l. 12s. 0d.; a parcel of arable land called Castle Deane alias Carleton Deane containing sixteen acres late in the tenure of the said Henry at 26s. 8d. per an. rent; a close of land called Cophill containing ten acres rented at 20s. per an.; a piece of land containing three rods lying between the lands late Crouches Post and late in the tenure of said Henry at 20d. per an. rent; a piece of pasture containing 1½ acres lying above part of the land called Castle Deane and late in the tenure of Thomas Portwey at 2s. 10d. per an. rent; a piece of pasture containing 6 acres lying between the aforesaid 16 acres and Warden Deane, late in the tenure of said Henry Thompson at 6s. per an. rent; two closes of pasture containing seven acres lying near Buckland called Broxditch and late in the tenure of said Henry Thompson at 23s. 4d. per an. rent; the close of land called Lymekilneholme containing eight acres late in the tenure of said Henry Thompson at 16s. per an. rent: all being parcel of the demesne lands of the late house or Hospital of St. Mary at Dover called le Masendeu: also all that piece of wood and woodland called Trendamwood in the parish of River, co. Kent, of the annual value of 5s. 4d.; and the piece of wood and land called Powlsthorne wood in the parish of Alkham, co. Kent, containing four acres of the annual value of 5s. 4d.; the close of arable land containing four acres called Yemersfeild in the parish of Gaston of the annual value of 14s.; being likewise parcel of the demesne lands of said late Hospital; the abovesaid premises being granted to William Skeffington by Queen Elizabeth, 1586, June 27, for the life of said William, Elizabeth his wife and John Skeffington at several rents amounting in all to 13l. 0s. 6d. per an.; and afterwards demised to Thomas Cary, esq., by Charles I, 1629–30, Feb. 5, for 41 years from the then next Lady day or from the termination of any lease then in being, at the same rent. The existing lease contains provisoes for re-assumption by the Crown in case any of the premises be found necessary to the King's service or convenient for maintaining the port of Dover. (b) Ratal [by the Surveyor General of Crown Lands] of said particular.
Jan. 12.Report to the King from the Treasury Lords on the petition of Michael Levy, petitioner praying a pardon and stay of proceedings against him for his misdemeanours in relation to seizures of uncustomed and prohibited goods ''upon his paying into the Exchequer for the use of your Majesty's Privy Purse the sum that your Majesty hath been damnified.'' We find that the frauds practised by petitioner whereof he has been detected are so notorious and many and of so heinous a nature that we cannot advise the acceptance of the money but that he be prosecuted and made a public example for the terror of others. In the margin: cancelled 8 Mar., 1684–5.Warrants not Relating to Money X, p. 33.
Treasury warrant to the Clerk of the Pipe for a lease to Capt. John Streat of premises as follows: for 31 years from the surrender of Carter's lease in being; at 20l. per an. rent and without fine.Ibid, pp. 34–6.
Prefixing: (a) particular by John Gryffith, deputy auditor of the Duchy of Cornwall. The premises comprise the parcel of waste land or common belonging to the King, called Ermitage Common, lying in Hermitage, parcel of the manor of Fordington, co. Dorset, being part of the Duchy of Cornwall and containing 300 acres: with power to reduce into severalty: as demised to Thomas Carter of Clerkenwell, co. Midd., and Philadelphia his wife by patent dated 1672, Dec. 23, for 31 years at 20l. per an. rent, payable to the Receiver of the Duchy of Cornwall; with covenant on the said lessee's part to recover, enclose and improve the premises and to pay the rent from the time of such recovery; but thereon no rent has been paid because of the great charge said Carter or the present suitor has been at in such recovery. The present suitor produces no assignment of [Carter's interest in] the premises. There is a covenant in said Carter's lease for its avoidance if the premises be not recovered and enclosed within three years. (b) Ratal dated Dec. 15 last by William Harbord, Surveyor General of Crown Lands, of said particular.
Jan. 12.Report to the King from the Treasury Lords on the petition of Robert Smith, esq., praying for payment of his arrears as Major General of the Colony of Virginia; said petition having been referred to the Treasury Lords Oct. 3 last. Petitioner represents that in Sept., 1683, he petitioned your Majesty shewing ut supra, p. 1388. We referred said petition to William Blathwayt, who reported thereon ut infra. We agree with said Blathwayt's certificate, although we cannot advise payment to petitioner of the arrear of pay due to him, because others in his case have acquiesced with the pay your Majesty paid them at their disbanding, yet we think he well deserves some mark of favour and bounty in consideration of his good services and sufferings. Said bounty may be appointed him out of your Majesty's quit rents in Virginia, which are now in your Majesty's hands, when it appears what their certain yearly value is.Out Letters (Plantations General) I, pp. 144–5. Warrants not Relating to Money X, pp. 33–4.
Prefixing: said report from Blathwayt to the Treasury Lords, dated Whitehall, 1684, Nov. 22. Petitioner's commission as Major General of Virginia is dated 1679, Sept. 24, and he continued on the place till June, 1683, when he came for England. The payments to the General Officers of Virginia were made on the establishment in England until Jan., 1680–1, since which time they have been discontinued. As to the future use of a Major General [there] you may be best informed by the present Governor, but it is certain (as may appear to your Lordships from the accompts transmitted thence) that the revenue there cannot reach to the payment of his salary except it be appointed out of the quit rents which are not yet assigned to any use. Petitioner has always behaved himself loyally and given signal marks of his courage and particularly at the time of the tobacco plant cutting in 1682, when by the command of the Lieutenant Governor and Council he seized the person of Major Beverly, a great encourager of that insurrection, which contributed very much to the peace of the country by suppressing the same and to his Majesty's profit in the Customs by hindering the further progress of the tobacco plant cutters, who (as Lord Colepeper certifies) made spoil of petitioner's tobacco plants in revenge of what he had done.
Jan. 13.Same to same from same on the proposal of the members of the late Bermuda Company as referred to the Treasury Lords by order in Council dated Dec. 17 last. The said memorialists propose that the King would be pleased to confirm the sale of eight shares of the public lands for satisfying a debt of the late Company amounting to 828l. in lieu whereof they have offered to relinquish their claim to all the public lands which they have lately placed in [the hands of] trustees for the payment of those debts, and to all the guns, negroes and other estate belonging to that Company. We cannot advise your Majesty to alienate any part of your Crown lands ''which we find also to be situated in that part of the country which is of greatest importance to the security and defence thereof.'' For the removing of all pretences we are of opinion that one-third part of all such levies or taxes upon tobacco or otherwise which shall be hereafter imposed within those islands be appointed by your Majesty to satisfy the said debts proportionately till they shall be extinguished provided always that the members of the late Company or their trustees do quitclaim to all the particulars abovementioned and release your Majesty from all demands whatsoever relating to those islands.Warrants not relating to Money X, p. 37.
Jan. 13.Henry Guy to the [Royal] Africa Company, enclosing a report [missing] made to the Treasury Lords by Lord Dartmouth on the petition of the Master, Warden and Assistants of the Society of Hand Gun Makers of London and the certificate and request of that Company. Send my Lords your observations thereon with all speed, so that they can report to the King thereon.Out Letters (General) VIII, p. 23.
Same to the Customs Commissioners. The King has appointed Sir Phillip Howard Governor of Jamaica. You are to draft such instructions from the King to him, relating to trade and navigation as may best conduce to the execution of the Acts of Parliament in that behalf. The Treasury Lords desire you to discourse with Mr. Blathwayte herein and to despatch [said draft] with all speed.Ibid.
Same to the Attorney General. I have acquainted the Treasury Lords with yours of the 18th ult. in which you say you have adjusted the matter between Lord Dartmouth and the Corporation of Hull concerning their repairing of the banks and jetties; and that the Corporation is obliged to repair the ancient banks and jetties, as by an ancient grant they were obliged to do, by which grant they had the castle and so much ground belonging thereto as is worth 18l. per an., which [land] his Majesty is now [by the forfeiture of the charter] in possession of for the use of the Castle; and therefore [you propose] that his Majesty be pleased to grant to the town 18l. per an. out of the customs of the port of Hull towards the reparation of the banks and jetties. And for the banks of the new cut made by his Majesty, the King is to repair the same. The Treasury Lords approve of your said letter and desire you to prepare the new charter for Hull accordingly.Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners. My Lords have respited the removal of Charles Cogan (landwaiter at Weymouth) to Sarum till their further order therein.Ibid, p. 24.
Royal warrant to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal to determine the constitution (contained in the existing Commission of the Customs) of Richard Prowse as Agent and Solicitor to the Customs Commissioners and in lieu thereof to constitute John Lloyd to be such Agent and Solicitor during pleasure and with the like salary of 300l. per an. from Dec. 25 last, as enjoyed by the said Prowse.King's Warrant Book IX, p. 436.
Jan. 13.Henry Guy 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. 41.
l.s.d.
to Charles Fox, esq., Paymaster of the Forces4,50000
to the Cofferer of the Household1,50000
to Mr. Hornby for secret service30000
to Mr. Toll for interest1,557104
£7,857104
(Same to the Excise Commissioners, forwarding the paper of the disposition of the Excise for the present week; said paper including the aforesaid four items [payable out of Excise money in the Exchequer], together with the following item [payable directly out of the Excise Office on tallies], viz. 1,000l. to the bankers.)
Same to same to issue as follows out of such Customs money as is directed to be this week paid into the Exchequer, viz.:Ibid, pp. 41 2.
l.
to the Treasurer of the Navy for Richard Haddock and partners, Victuallers of the Navy, being for the last week in Dec., 16841,700
to ditto to pay off the Rose prize220
£1,920
(Same to Mr. Kent, Cashier of the Customs, forwarding the paper of the disposition of the Customs cash for the present week, said paper containing only the above two items.)
Treasury reference to Phillip Burton of the petition of Robert Williamson for the tenancy of a parcel of barren ground anciently banked about and lying in the parish of Low Leyton, co. Essex, called Wallwood, the Surveyor General of Crown Lands having, on a previous petition, reported that the herbage is taken by Robert Bertie under the Earl of Lindsey and that said Earl and the officers of the Forest should be consulted before any lease be granted whereupon notice was given to the said Earl and to Robert Bertie, but they returned no answer: further that said Bertie's advantage arises by taking in tack cattle in the fence month, for no parish claims right of common there and he only takes it as a perquisite belonging to him as keeper of the walk contiguous thereto. Petitioner enclosed with his petition an exemplification of the late decree for the King against Henry Scras and Susan his wife and other pretenders to the premises and the wood thereon, from which it appears to be the King's undoubted right clear from all pretences. ''It now lies waste, the wood being lately cleared of for his Majesty's use'' and the soil is in the Treasury Lords' power to grant a lease of.Reference Book II, p. 174.
Appending: (a) memorandum dated Dec. 18. King Henry VIII was seised in fee of the said Walwood ''so the Surveyor General was misinformed how it came to the Crown.'' (b) Note of the said decree against Scras et al.
Jan. 13.Treasury reference to the Attorney General of the petition of the mayor and burgesses of Newcastle on Tyne as by a reference dated Whitehall, Jan. 12 inst. from the King to the Treasury Lords, ''his Majesty being graciously inclined to gratify the petitioners.'' Petitioners shew that there is a piece of ground belonging to the Crown and encompassed by the houses and possessions of the town, called the Castle Garth, which petitioners find very incommodious to them in regard it is parcel of the county of Northumberland and not subject to the government of the town, but is only a receptacle for strangers and dissolute persons to the great destruction of the good government of the town. For the regulation of this inconveniency petitioners pray that the said Castle Garth be made parcel of the said town as to jurisdiction only ''in such manner as your Majesty hath been pleased to grant to other Corporations in like cases.''Reference Book II, p. 175.
Same to Mr. Hewer of the petition to the King from Sarah Standley, Margarett Stapleton, Mary Sampson, and Katherine Bayley, the wives of some maimed soldiers that were reduced from Tangier a little before it was demolished: their husbands being now sent to their respective Companies, petitioners are left in a very indigent condition: therefore pray relief: the said petition being referred to the Treasury Lords by the King in Council the 7th inst.Ibid.
Same to same of the petition of Dame Margaret Faireborne shewing that of her pension of 500l. per an. (payable quarterly or as the garrison of Tangier should be paid or otherwise out of the Exchequer) there is 1,500l. in arrear at Oct. 24 last notwithstanding her frequent applications to the Treasury Lords; the said pension having been granted for the support of her numerous children by Sir Palmes Fairborne, who lost his life in the King's service at Tangier: further that there is also due to her a considerable sum for contingencies ever since the death of her said husband, same having been long stated upon account before the Treasury Lords, ''which she hath been forced to borrow of Mr. Hewer for her subsistence hitherto'': also the rent for three houses in Tangier [which] ever since the death of Sir Palmes Fairborne [have been] made use of for his Majesty's service: and likewise the allowance which the King is pleased to make (as to others in like cases) for blowing up of the said houses at quitting that city. Therefore prays speedy payment of the said sums to enable petitioner to pay her just debts.Ibid, p. 176.
Same to same of the petition of Nicholas Strong and Edward Blackfann shewing that they served for upwards of four years as carpenters in the late garrison of Tangier and at their coming home the ship which brought their tools and goods was lost and petitioners have been nine months in England and received nothing since they came: pray payment of the 100l. due to them to save them from misery.Ibid.
Same to same of the petition of Mary Cooper for the arrear of pay due to her late son Joseph Cooper, deceased (viz. from 1682, April 1, to 1683, June 20, being the time of his death) as a soldier in Capt. Tollemach's Company of the Battalion of Foot Guards at Tangier.Ibid, p. 177.
Jan. 13.Treasury reference to Mr. Hewer of the petition of Mary Coniers for payment of the arrears due to her husband, who served as a soldier in Capt. Guy's Company and died just before Tangier was demolished; petitioner being left with children in a very poor condition.Reference Book II, p. 177.
Jan. 15.Same to the Customs Commissioners of the order of the King in Council dated Whitehall, Dec. 5 last and of the petition on which same is founded.Ibid, pp. 175–6.
Prefixing: said order. Upon reading the petition of the Royal Africa Company of England setting forth the prejudice which they suffer in their trade of redwood by the importation of a sort of inferior dying wood of the growth of the East Indies called red Sanders from Holland contrary to the Act of Navigation and praying that the import of the said commodity be not permitted, the King hereby grants said request and orders the Treasury Lords to direct the Customs Commissioners to suffer no red Sanders wood to be imported contrary to law.
Treasury warrant to the Barons of the Exchequer to take sureties from, and to swear in, Sir Cornwall Bradshaw as collector of the customs of hides, skins, lead and tin in Poole port: the said office having been granted 1675, Nov. 25, to said Cornwall (now Sir Cornwall) Bradshaw and Philip Burton in reversion to Robert Jones, the then holder; and the said Jones having by deed dated Dec. 22 last surrendered said office to the King whereby the said Bradshaw is entitled to the immediate possession of said office ''and the said Burton is to succeed him therein.''Warrants not Relating to Money X, p. 37.
Henry Guy to the Commissioners of Excise and Hearthmoney. Give order to your officers not to receive any Hearthmoney for the hospital at Canterbury nor to distrain for the same until you receive further orders therein from the Treasury Lords.Out Letters (General) VIII, p. 24.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to dismiss William Dyer and in his place to employ William Carter as Surveyor General of Customs in the colonies of Virginia and Maryland and such other of his Majesty's Plantations as you shall think fit. Carter to have the allowance of 20s. a day as granted to said Dyer. Give Carter such instructions as you think necessary for his Majesty's service.Out Letters (Customs) IX, p. 90.
Henry Guy to Mr. Bridgman enclosing a draft letter which is to be sent to the respective Governors of Virginia and Maryland to [bid them] aid Mr. Carter who is appointed to be Surveyor of the Customs there. Please move the Earl of Sunderland to obtain the King's signature to the said letters, and for same to be sent to Carter.Out Letters (General) VIII, p. 24.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue as follows out of such Customs money as is now remaining in the Exchequer, viz.:Disposition Book II, p. 42.
l.s.d.
to the Treasurer of the Navy for one quarter for Portsmouth yard5,338150
to ditto to buy hemp to compare with Mr. Taylor's1,00000
Jan. 15.Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 1,500l. to Phillip Packer on any unsatisfied orders in his name for the works at Winchester and buying of land there: to be issued out of the moneys in the Exchequer arising from the revenue of the Duchy of Cornwall: said sum being intended to be paid to William Harbord on account of what he has advanced to buy land to make a park at Winchester for his Majesty's service.Disposition Book III, p. 42.
Money warrant for 3,900l. to Nathaniel Hornby for 13 weeks to Mar. 24 next on the 15,000l. per an. to him as by the privy seal of 1683, Dec. 12. (Money order dated Jan. 15 hereon.)Money Book V, p. 136. Order Book XXXIX, p. 210.
Same for 5,000l. to Thomas Neale, Charles Duncombe and James Hoare, Commissioners for executing the office of the Master and Worker of the Mint: as imprest for the charges of the Mint: to be paid out of any unappropriated moneys in the Exchequer. (Money order dated Jan. 15 hereon.)Money Book V, p. 136. Order Book XXXIX, p. 210.
Same for 1,557l. 10s. 4d. to Charles Toll for 6 per cent. interest and 2 per cent. reward from 1684, July 1, to Oct. 1, and for 6 per cent. interest only from said Oct. 1 to 1684–5, Jan. 1, on several sums of money by him lent for his Majesty's service as by an account thereof stated by Auditor Aldworth and allowed by the Treasury Lords the 12th inst. (Money order dated Jan. 15 hereon.)Money Book V, p. 136. Order Book XXXIX p. 210.
Jan. 16.Royal sign manual for 249l. 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. 19 hereon. Money order dated Jan. 20 hereon.)King's Warrant Book IX, p. 448. Money Book V, p. 137. Order Book XXXIX, p. 210.
Jan. 17.Treasury reference to Sir Robert Howard, Auditor of the Receipt, of the petition of Visct. Brouncker shewing that by Treasury warrant of Aug. 20 last a tally of assignment was struck on the Receivers or Collectors of the Tenths of the Clergy in the dioceses of York and Winchester for 250l. to petitioner for last June 24 quarter, 1684, on his pension; same to be payable out of money remaining in the said Receiver's hands at Christmas, 1683: but it appears that they had accounted and paid all their [said] money before said tally was struck by reason whereof same could not be satisfied: therefore prays order to the Auditor of the Receipt and the Clerk of the Pells for a new tally payable out of such moneys in the said Receiver's hands at Christmas, 1684.Reference Book II, p. 177.
Same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Richard Peirce, one of the King's searchers, London port, as by a reference dated Dec. 24 last from the King to the Treasury Lords thereof: petitioner showing that he has served the King faithfully in several capacities, particularly in opposing the factious party in the city of London, which has contracted him many enemies among them and involved him in several vexatious lawsuits: prays to be empowered to appoint a deputy in his said office so that he may attend at the said suits.Ibid, p. 178.
Jan 17.Treasury reference to William Blathwayte, esq., of the petition to the King from Bartho. Price, administrator to Col. Herbert Jefferies, Lieutenant Governor of the Colony of Virginia and Commander in Chief of his Majesty's forces there: petitioner shewing that by the King's instructions of 1676, Nov. 11, the said Jefferyes was allowed, for the support of the government during his abode there, to receive to his own use whatsoever duties were formerly paid to Sir William Berkeley: that afterwards by the King's letter of 1677, Dec. 27, said Col. was, until 1678, Mar. 25, to receive the yearly salary and perquisites of 1,200l. out of the pay appointed for the Governor in Virginia, but from and after that time he should be paid in England for so long thereafter as he should continue in said service: that at Lady day, 1678, there remained due to said Col. 300l. for a quarter's salary now in dispute between Lady Berkeley and the relict of said Jefferies; and from said date to 1678, Dec. 17 (the day said Jefferies died), there remains 900l. due to him for nine months' salary: ''that upon disposing of all the perquisites to my Lord Colepeper and the not paying the said salary which the said Col. Jefferyes was to have had in England he was reduced to great extremities and contracted great debts'' and his widow and child are in a calamitous condition by having been forced to pay his debts there contracted. Therefore prays payment of said arrears of salary.Reference Book II, pp. 178–9.
Same to the Attorney General of the petition of Bridget Sadler, relict of Samuell Sadler, for the reversion of two small messuages and two acres of land of the yearly value of 10l. in the parish of Enfield, co. Middlesex, which her husband had for life only, the remainder being in the Crown.Ibid, p. 179.
Same to William Harbord, Surveyor General of Crown Lands, of the letter to the Treasury Lords from the Queen Consort's Council dated from Denmark House, Dec. 9 last: said letter shewing that the Earl of Arlington who holds all underwoods in Whittlewood and Salcey Forests, co. Northampton, by licence from the Queen, has informed them [the said Queen's Council] that the Treasury Lords have commanded the cutting down of several timber trees in Chambersayle Coppice (amongst others) in Whittlewood Forest and that by reason of the many carts and carriages which must pass and repass through said coppice the underwood thereof (being only of 12 years growth) will be much prejudiced; wherefore the said Earl desired liberty to cut the underwood of said coppice ''together with the rest [of the coppices] that of course are to be cut this season'': further that the Earl of Chesterfield, Lord Chief Justice in Eyre, and the verderers and other officers of said forest and William Harbord, Surveyor General of Crown Lands, and Thomas Agar, Surveyor General of Woods, certify that to have it cut down this year is the best expedient to preserve the underwood of said coppice for the future; wherefore the said Queen's Council has given the Earl of Arlington leave to cut same accordingly and hereby desire a Treasury warrant for marking and setting out such a convenient number of trees as will be necessary for the gateing, stiling, cabining and staking of said coppice and of the rest that of course are to be cut down within the Queen's said respective forests this year.Ibid.
Jan. 17.Money warrant for 2,000l. to John Knight upon account on the 16,000l. for such wares and provisions as Marmaduke Darcy and George Benyon shall provide [for the Great Wardrobe] as by the privy seal of Dec. 23 last. (Money order dated Jan. 20 hereon.)Money Book V, p. 137. Order Book XXXIX, p. 211.
Henry Guy to John and Joseph Roetiers to deliver to the Mint Commissioners all the puncheons in your custody which were used for making the dies of the copper farthings and half pence.Out Letters (General) VIII, p. 24.
Same to Mr. Benyon [of the Great Wardrobe]. According to your desire in your letter of this morning I send you the following certificates signed by the Lord Chamberlain. Return them to me as soon as you have entered them. Mr. Knight's [money] warrant for 2,000l. is now signed by the Treasury Lords. Send him to take it out.Ibid.
Appending: list of said certificates:
Lord Chamberlain's letter to the Treasury Lords in behalf of the Removing Wardrobe.
ditto to ditto about a rich purse yearly for the Lord Privy Seal.
ditto to ditto about the Queen's watermen's liveries. And the like about the King's watermen's liveries.
ditto to ditto about furniture of two rooms for two Maids of Honour at Whitehall.
ditto to ditto for liveries for the children of the chapel and other particulars.
ditto to ditto about furniture for the Queen's withdrawing room.
Same to the Customs Commissioners enclosing the King's letters to the Governor of Virginia and Maryland concerning Mr. Carter. The Treasury Lords have signed Mr Carter's warrant. Give him notice so that he may take it out.Ibid, p. 25.
Same to the sheriff of Northumberland. I am to inform you and all others concerned that Col. Strother and Mr. Ralph Williamson are the persons appointed by Richard Graham, Philip Burton and William Shaw (the King's trustees for managing Lord Ford's estate) to collect the rents and arrears from the tenants thereof in Northumberland and Durham. You are to assist them therein.Ibid.
Royal warrant to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a grant to Sir Stephen Fox et al. in trust for the Duchess of Monmouth as follows. By patent dated 1629, Aug. 30, the late king granted to Henry, Earl of Holland, Edward, Earl of Dorset, Thomas, Visct. Savage, Sir Robt. Ayton, kt., Sir Richard Wynn, kt. and bart., Sir Thomas Hatton, kt., and Sir John Finch, kt. (amongst other things), the manor of Spalding, co. Lincoln, and all other manors, lands and hereditaments hereafter mentioned in co. Lincoln for 99 years from the then last Michaelmas in trust for the then Queen Henrietta Maria and after her death for the said King Charles I and his heirs; and with power to make leases and grant estates therein. The said term and estate came to and vested in Henry, Earl of St. Albans, Sir Kenelm Digby, kt., Sir John Wintour, kt., Sir Charles Harbord, kt., Sir Robert Long, bart., Sir Peter Ball, kt., and Sir Henry Wood, kt. and bart., upon the said trusts. After the death of the said Queen Mother Henrietta Maria, the said Earl of St. Albans, Sir Robert Long, Sir John Wintour, Sir Charles Harbord and Sir Peter Ball (the said Digby and Wood being both dead) did by indenture tripartite dated 1672, July 31, by the King's direction assign to Denzill, Lord Holles, William, Visct. Brouncker, Henry, Visct. Cornbury, Sir Richard Bellings, kt., John Hervey, esq., William Montague, esq., and John Hall, esq., the said manor of Spalding and other the manors and lands as above for the residue of said term in trust for the present Queen Consort and after her death for the King and his heirs with power of making leases and granting estates. By indenture dated 1673, April 13, the King has granted to the said Holles, Brouncker, Cornbury, Bellings, Hervey, Montague and Hall the said manor of Spalding and other the said manors and lands in said county for 43 years after the expiry of the said term of 99 years in trust for said Queen Consort and after her death for the King and his heirs and with power as above. By patent under the great seal dated 1674, Sept. 21, the King granted to "our naturall son" James, Duke of Monmouth, all the said manor of Spalding and all other the said manors and lands for 99 years after the death of the Queen Consort and under the yearly rent of 5l. By indenture under the great seal dated 1673, Aug. 15, the King granted and let to farm to said Duke of Monmouth all the piece of land in St. Martin's in the Fields "near the north part of our wall or house called the Mewes," ut supra Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. IV, pp. 377–8, upon which land the said Duke has since erected several stables and coach houses. The said Duke of Monmouth has been indited of high treason and did not appear thereto or upon the Capias, but made default till Exigent. The King has since granted by great seal to the said Duke pardon and release of the said treasons whereof he was indited. But by the award of said Exigent the said leases and estates and the trusts thereof are forfeited to the King; who is inclined to make some provision for the support of Anne, wife of said Duke of Monmouth, and her issue by said Duke. Therefore a great seal is to be hereby prepared to grant to Sir Stephen Fox, kt., and Nicholas Fenn, esq., sergeant of the King's woodyard, of all the said manor of Spalding; and all the lands, tenements, rents and hereditaments in co. Lincoln called the manor of Spalding; and all the demesne lands there of the value of 44l. 19s. 8d. per an.; and all rents of assize of the free tenants there within the bailiwick of Spalding amounting to 12l. 13s. 2d. per an.; and all the rents of the copyhold tenants within said bailiwick amounting to 16l. 6s. 31/8d. [per an.]; and all those lands and tenements in said bailiwick mentioned by particular to be of the yearly value of 51l. 4s. 11d.; and all the rents of assize of the free tenants within the office of the bailiwick of Pinchbeck in the manor of Spalding amounting to 28l. 17s. 1¾d. [per an.]; and all the rents of the copyhold tenants there amounting to 42l. 19s. 2 1/8d. [per an.]; and all the lands and tenements there by particular mentioned to be of the value of 41l. 19s. 4½1/8d. [per an.]; and all the rents of assize of the free tenants within the office of collector of the alms of Spalding amounting to 3l. 7s. 11¼d. per an.; and all those lands etc. there by particular, of the value of 4l. 5s. 2d. per an.; and all the rents of assize of the customary tenants within the office of the bailiff of the Sellar of Spalding amounting to 5l. 6s. 8d. per an.; and all the lands etc. [there] by particular, of the value of 18l. 8s. 4d. [per an.]; and all the rents of assize of the free tenants within the office of the bailiwick of Weston in the manor of Spalding of the value of 2l. 5s. 3¼d. per an.; and all the rents of the tenants by copyhold and at the will of the lord of the value of 34l. 1s. 3½d. per an.; and all the lands etc. there by particular, of the value of 1l. 8s. 0d. per an.; and all the lands etc. in the office of the bailiwick of Wickham alias Witham in the manor of Spalding of the value of 10l. 5s. 8d. per an.; and all the lands etc. within the office of the prepositor of Weston by particular, of the value of 23l. 19s. 3d. per an.; and all the lands etc. within the office of prepositor of Pinchbeck by particular, of the value of 35l. 18s. 3d. per an.; and all the demesne lands within the office of the bailiwick of Pinchbeck of the value of 61l. 13s. 4d. per an.; and all the rents of assize of the free tenants within the office of the bailiwick of Moulton in the manor of Spalding amounting to 14l. 10s. 101/8d. [per an.]; and all the rents of the copyhold tenants there of the value of 41l. 5s. 6¼d. [per an.]; and all the lands etc. there by particular, of the value of 8l. 17s. 1d. per an.; and all the lands in Whaplode, co. Lincoln, parcel of said manor in the tenure of divers persons and of the yearly value or rent of 1l. 10s. 0d.; and other lands in Holbech and Whaplode in the tenure of several persons and of the value of 3s. 6d. per an.; the said above whole manor of Spalding and other the premises as above being of the value of 506l. 5s. 10d. or 432l. 4s. 7¼d. clear after reprizals and were part of the possessions of the late monastery of Spalding and of the possessions of George, late Duke of Buckingham, and surrendered by him: also all the manor of Holbech, co. Lincoln, and all the rents of assize of the tenants there of the yearly value of 4l. 13s. 3d.; and all the rents of assize of the freehold tenants there called Holbech Soake as well of the fee late of the abbot as of the fee of Burlion at Bedney amounting to 2l. 3s. 10½d. per an.; and all the copyhold lands etc. of the yearly value of 16l. 12s. 0½¼d.; and all the increase of 2s. per an. of one cottage in Holbech called Guildhall, late in the tenure of Thomas Roper; and all the lands etc. in Holbech in the tenure of Humfry Witchell of the yearly value of 1l. 17s. 9½d.; and all the lands etc. in Holbech in the tenure of divers persons and of the yearly value of 5l. 2s. 8d.; which said manor of Holbech with the said premises are worth 29l. 11s. 7½¼d. or 24l. 0s. 3¾d. clear after deduction of perquisites of courts and other reprizes and were parcel of the late monastery of Crowland, co. Lincoln; and also the said piece of land in St. Martins in the Fields containing by estimation an acre and all stables, coach houses and other buildings erected thereon; all to hold to them, the said Fox and Fenn, viz. the said manors for 99 years from the death of the Queen Consort under the yearly rent of 5l. payable from the commencement of the said term and the said piece of land in St. Martins in the Fields for 29 years from Aug. 15 last at the rent of 5s. "in trust nevertheless and the said terms and estates to be attendant upon and go along with the freehold and inheritance of the said manors and premises which we have hereinafter directed to be granted." Further the present great seal is to contain a grant to Anthony Row, esq., Charles Peak and George Davenant, gent., James Scott commonly called Earl of Doncaster and Dalkeith and Henry Scott commonly called Lord Henry, both sons of said Duke. of all the said manor of Spalding and the other premises [as above] and the piece of land in St. Martins in the Fields and of the reversions thereof to hold to them during the natural life of Anne, Duchess of Monmouth, and in trust to suffer her to receive the yearly and other rents and profits thereof for her own separate benefit during all the continuance of that estate and after that estate ended [then] to said James Scott and his heirs males and failing them then to the said Henry Scott and his heirs males and failing them then to the said Duchess of Monmouth and her heirs male by said Duke: all under the yearly rent of 5l. for said manors and 5s. for said piece of land in St. Martins in the Fields from the expiry of the said respective terms so to be granted to said Fox and Fenn. Further the present great seal is to contain a grant and command to the trustees of the Queen Consort that immediately upon the said Queen's decease they transfer all the said manors and lands to said Fox and Fenn for all the unexpired remainder of the said respective terms of 99 and 43 years "in trust to be attendant upon and go along with the freehold and inheritance of the said manors and premises in the said county of Lincoln and not to be separated therefrom." Until such assignment made the said Queen's trustees are [after the Queen's death] to stand possessed of all the said premises "in trust to attend the freehold and inheritance of the same manors and premises as aforesaid."King's Warrant Book IX, pp. 437–44.
Jan. 17.Royal warrant to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal for a grant to the abovesaid Fox and Fenn of all the chattels real and other goods and chattels forfeited by the said Duke of Monmouth's treason: at the time of the award of the abovesaid Exigent the said Duke standing possessed of the capital messuage or mansion house which was then building for him in Soe-Hoe Souare for a long term of years and had paid towards the purchase and building thereof only 1,700l. or thereabouts and also of the manor of Spalding and several other manors and lands in said county or of the trust thereof for 99 years from the death of the Queen Consort; and also of the abovesaid piece of land in St. Martins in the Fields. All the said goods and chattels so forfeited (except said lands etc. in co. Lincoln and in St. Martins in the Fields) are hereby granted [to said Fox and Fenn] upon trust as to the said capital messuage or mansion house to convey same to Anthony Ward and Andrew Card on their paying 1,200l., part of the said 1,700l.: and as to the residue of said goods and chattels as in trust for the benefit of Anne, Duchess of Monmouth, for her to have the benefit thereof for life to her sole and separate use and after her death then in trust successively for the abovesaid James Scott and Henry Scott, and failing them then of the daughters of said Duke: (the ground upon which said mansion house in Soho Square stands having been conveyed to said Duke by an indenture dated 1681–2, Feb. 17, by Benjamin Hinton, William Nutt and ... Cadogan and Thomas and Richard Frith for several terms of years.)King's Warrant Book IX. pp. 445–7.
Jan. 17.Treasury warrant to the Clerk of the Pipe for effectual and speedy process for the levying of the following fines and penalties.Warrants not Relating to Money X, p. 38.
Prefixing: estreat by Timothy Whitfield, Clerk of the Foreign Estreats, of the said fines and amercements set in the King's Bench in Michaelmas term, 36 Car. II. (a) 100l. on John Powell of Taunton, co. Somerset, carrier, for not appearing to answer a contempt of the statute for repair of the King's highway. (b) 5l. on John Shelley of St. Alban's, Woodstreet, London, for not producing the body of the said Powell. (c) 50l. on Henry Sturgis of the parish of St. Giles without Cripplegate, porter, for not producing the body of the said Powell.
Jan 19Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue (out of the 250l. directed to be reserved ut supra, p. 1433) 59l. 16s. 0d. to Justice Windham and 46l. 1s. 0d. to Baron Wright; being what is due to Justice Windham from the last day of Trinity term to July 27, the day of his death, and what is due to Baron Wright from Oct. 30 last (on which day he was sworn) to the end of last Michaelmas term.Disposition Book III, p. 43.
Same to same to issue (out of the abovesaid 250l.) 135l. 5s. 10½d. to me [Guy] on any unsatisfied orders in my name for secret service.Ibid.
Same to same to reserve in the Exchequer for the Treasury Lords' disposal the fines imposed in the King's Bench on the following persons which fines will be speedily paid into the Exchequer by Sir Samuell Astry, his Majesty's Coroner and Attorney of the Court of King's Bench, viz. 666l. 13s. 4d. on Slingsby Bethell, 333l. 6s. 8d. on Mr. Butler and 100l. on Mr. George Cawdron.Ibid.
Money warrant dormant for the salary of 1,000l. per an. to Sir Robert Wright as one of the Barons of the Exchequer.Money Book V, p. 137.
Treasury warrant to the Receipt for the discharge of the baronetcy fee of 195l. [sic for 1,095l.] due to the King from Sir Richard Sandys.Ibid, p. 138.
Money warrant for 60l. to Sutton Oglethorpe for half a year to 1682, Christmas, on his annuity or pension as one of the King's Pages of Honour.Ibid.
Treasury allowance of the 1684. Christmas quarter's, salary bill of the officers of the Victualling (total, 925l.: the details being as above, p. 1370).Ibid.
Treasury warrant to the King's Remembrancer for a particular or constat of the premises found and seized into the King's hands by the last inquisition [ut supra, p. 1468] with a view to a lease thereof to Francis Guyn.Warrants not Relating to Money X, p. 40.
Prefixing: order of the King in Council dated Whitehall, Dec. 29 last. The King having seen the [Treasury Lords'] report [ut supra, ibid.] directs same to be sent back to the Treasury Lords to give order for a lease to petitioner accordingly.
Jan. 19.Henry Guy to the Customs Commissioners to report this evening to the Treasury Lords on the draft letter which is intended to be sent to the Plantations about Scotch ships.Out Letters (Customs) IX, p. 90.
Treasury reference to the same of the petition of Thomas Aslaby for a fiat for the searcher's office at Hull now seized into the King's hand upon an inquisition upon his [petitioner's] prosecution.Reference Book II, p. 180.
Same to Marmaduke Darcy and George Benyon of the petition of Sir Simon Lewis, petitioner shewing that he was appointed to serve the Wardrobe with linen for the King's and Queen's personal use and other occasions and has faithfully discharged "said place and trust"; that in 1683 and 1684 he delivered linen into the Wardrobe to the amount of 507l. 19s. 6d.. prays speedy payment thereof.Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Edward Nicholls for a landwaiter's place, London port, he having been commander of a good ship, but now destitute of employment.Ibid.
Same to same of the petition of Roger Pope, gent., for a landwaiter's or other place in the Customs, London port.Ibid.
Same to Auditor Aldworth of the account of interest due to James nihill, esq., for 20,000l. upon tallies of pro struck on the Hereditary Excise by virtue of the patent of 1683, Oct. 11.Ibid, p. 181.
Principal.Interest.
l.s.d.
10,000l. from 22 March, 1683–4, to 1684, Aug. 13236143
10,000l. from 29 March, 1684, to 1684, Aug. 132254
1,000l. repaid 13 Aug., 1684, leaving 19,000l. principal on which interest Aug. 13 to 27 is4314
1,000l. repaid 27 Aug., leaving 18,000l. on which interest Aug. 27 to Sept 3 is20143
1,000l. repaid Sept. 3, leaving 17,000l. on which interest Sept. 3 to Sept. 10 is1911
1,000l. repaid Sept. 10, leaving 16,000l. on which interest Sept. 10 to 29 is4919
total interest due to Sept. 2959517
16,000l. interest Sept. 29 to Nov. 6991810¾
1,000l. repaid Nov. 6, leaving 15,000l. on which interest Nov. 6 to 12 is141510¾
1,000l. repaid Nov. 12, leaving 14,000l. on which interest Nov. 12 to Dec. 17 is801011½
1,000l. repaid Dec. 17, leaving 13,000l. on which interest Dec. 17 to 24 is1419
1,000l. repaid Dec. 24, leaving 12,000l. on which interest Dec. 24 to 31 is13162
1,000l. repaid 31 Dec., leaving 11,000l. on which interest Dec. 31 to 1684–5, Jan. 19, is347
interest from Sept. 29 last2588
interest due to Sept. 29 last59517
[Compound] interest Sept. 29 to Jan. 19 inst. on abovesaid 595l. 17s. 9¾d.11195
£8665
Jan. 19.Henry Guy to the Navy Commissioners to examine the enclosed account [missing] of Mr. Taylor and to examine whether the goods therein mentioned were by him delivered for the use of the Navy.Out Letters (General) VIII, p. 25.
Same to Col. Strowd to forthwith pay into the Exchequer 1,400l. odd which remains of what you should have paid in before Christmas according to your agreement.Ibid.
Same to the Attorney General to expedite his report concerning putting the revenue of the Duchy of Lancaster under the care of the Treasury.Ibid, p. 25.
Same to the Attorney and Solicitor General to report on the enclosed proposal [missing] for raising a revenue which may be proper for maintenance of such decayed officers and soldiers as his Majesty intends [to be maintained] at the new erected hospital at Chelsea. Consider how far it may consist with the several statutes made for and concerning the Militia of this kingdom; in particular whether the King may dispose of any money (so assessed and levied) which shall be more than the yearly occasions of the counties req[uire], to any uses to be employed out of the respective counties where it is levied; whether his Majesty can by law oblige the Deputy Lieutenants to the yearly assessing and levying the said tax; and whether his Majesty can limit the expenses about the Militia in each county and determine which are necessary or otherwise.Ibid, pp. 25–6.
Same to Mr. Harbord and Mr. Dering to report on a list [missing] of fee farm rents desired by Lord Ossulston by way of reprizal.Ibid, p. 26.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to send to the lodgings of the Princess of Denmark at the Cockpit two Japan boxes sent her as a present by the Princess of Orange by Col. Moncke, same having been seized from Col. Moncke by one Dod, a Customs' officer at Manningtree, near Colchester.Ibid.
Same to Mr. Hewer. Certify the Treasury Lords what you paid upon Col. Dungan's pension and to what time same is paid.Ibid.
Same to same to observe the enclosed copy [missing] of the Treasury Lords' resolutions taken Jan. 15 inst. (there being then present Lord Godolphin, Sir Stephen Fox, Sir Dudley North and H. F. Thynne) upon debate of several petitions relating to the debts of the late garrison of Tangier and the reports made thereon.Ibid.
Jan. 19.Henry Guy to the Commissioners of Excise and Hearth-money to report on the enclosed letter [missing], which the Treasury Lords have received from the Justices of Peace. co. Derby, containing a complaint against some of the officers of the Hearthmoney in that county.Out Letters (General) VIII, p. 26.
Same to Mr. Hewer to forthwith pay the following sums. Take receipts as in full satisfaction of all manner of arrears due to them for their services as soldiers in the garrison of Tangier: viz. 12l. to Manns Curlock as gentleman at arms under Capt. Chantrell and 6l. each to William Hompton, James Armstrong, Brian Corsant, Tho. Watson, Abrahm. Mackmahune, William Harvey, John Phillkins, Robt. Harrise as private sentinels to said Capt. Chantrell. The Treasury Lords will take care to see you repaid.Ibid, p. 27.
Same to the Attorney General enclosing the certificate [missing] of Mr. Seaman, steward of the King's borough of Milverton, concerning several encroachments and wastes committed in the said borough. Inform the Treasury Lords which is the best way of prosecuting the offenders.Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners. The Treasury Lords have agreed as to your presentment concerning Coker, but as to that of Glanvile they remember that there were hard things objected against him when you were present. Enquire and report as to the truth thereof.Ibid.
Same to the Excise Commissioners, enclosing a copy [missing] of the Treasury Lords' report to the King on the petition of Mr. Wigg and of the King's pleasure signified thereon. You are to present him for the first fit vacancy.Ibid, p. 28.
Jan. 20.Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue to me [Guy] for secret service the 249l. paid into the Exchequer by Visct. Falkland [Treasurer of the Navy, as return or repayment] of imprest money.Disposition Book III, p. 43.
Same to same to issue as follows out of such Excise money as is directed to be this week paid into the Exchequer viz.Ibid, p. 44.
l.
to Charles Fox, Paymaster of the Forces4,500
to the Cofferer of the Household1,500
to Mr. Hornby for secret service300
£6,300
(Same to the Excise Commissioners, enclosing the paper of the disposition of the Excise cash for the present week; said paper including the above three items [payable out of Excise money in the Exchequer], together with the following items [payable directly out of the Excise Office on tallies] viz.: 1,000l. to the Queen; 1,000l. to the Duke of York; 500l. to Prince George; 1,000l. to the bankers. Total, 9,800l.)
Jan. 20.Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue as follows out of such Customs money as is directed to be this week paid into the Exchequer, together with the 161l. 4s. 8d. directed the 9th inst. supra, p. 1487, to be reserved for the Treasury Lords' disposal viz.:
l.s.d.
to the Treasurer of the Navy for Mr. Mellish for bills of exchange.1,180102
to ditto, to provide materials at Chatham50000
to ditto for Jno. Ardell, gunner of the Cleveland yacht70171
to ditto for Jno. Bumsted, late mar. of the ship Oxford57811
to ditto for Henry Cowell, seaman291210
to William Hewer, Treasurer for Tangier garrison, for interest to Oct. 1 last1,38260
to ditto for soldiers discharged from Ireland6600
to ditto for relief of several persons on account of money due to them from Tangier254144
to ditto for arrears of pay to widows and soldiers discharged172710
to Mr. Packer for the King's building at Winchester for the month of December last, out of the Customs moneys1,838154
to ditto for ditto out of the money reserved the 9th inst. ut supra16148
to the Lord President of the Privy Council37500
to the Lord Privy Seal34800
£6,436172
(Same to the Customs Cashier, enclosing the paper of the disposition of the Customs cash for the present week; said paper consisting entirely of the above 13 items.)
Treasury warrant to the Receipt for tallies on the First Fruits for 500l. to Aubery, Earl of Oxford, for last Christmas quarter on his pension.Money Book V, p. 138.
Money warrant for 1,100l. to Philip Burton as imprest for Crown law charges. (Money order dated Jan. 22 hereon.)Ibid, p. 139. Order Book XXXIX, p. 212.
Same for 375l. to Laurence, Earl of Rochester, for last Christmas quarter on his allowance of 1,000l. per an. in lieu of diet as Lord President of the Privy Council and on his allowance of 500l. per an. as royal bounty. (Money order dated Jan. 21 hereon.)Money Book V, p. 139. Order Book XXXIX, p. 211.
Same for 348l. to George, Marquess of Halifax, for last Christmas quarter on his allowance of 4l. a day in lieu of the ancient diet as Lord Privy Seal. (Money order dated Jan. 21 hereon.)Money Book V, p. 139. Order Book XXXIX, p. 211.
Same for 500l. to Sir Stephen Fox for 1683, June 24 quarter, on his 2,000l. per an. for secret service (for the Earl of Sussex) as by the privy seal of 1674, Aug. 25. (Money order dated Jan. 23 hereon.)Money Book V, p. 140. Order Book XXXIX, p. 212.
Jan. 20.Treasury warrant to the Customs Cashier to pay 142l. 11s. 3d. to Seth, Bishop of Sarum, for last Christmas quarter on the [reduced] payment for the support of the honour of the Order of the Garter.Money Book V, p. 140.
Money warrant for 1,803l. 18s. 2d. to Edward Noell for 6 per cent. interest on 79,000l. by him advanced and lent for his Majesty's service as by an account thereof made up to Oct. 20 last by Auditor Aldworth and allowed by the Treasury Lords Nov. 24 last. (Money order dated Jan. 21 hereon.)Ibid, p. 140. Order Book XXXIX, p. 212.
Same for 300l. to Thomas Neale, Groom Porter, for half a year to June 24 last on his 600l. a year in lieu of all bills for furnishing several sorts of household goods and provisions for the King's houses: to be satisfied by tallies on the Tenths of the clergy of the dioceses of St. Asaph, Bangor, Carlisle, Chichester and Gloucester or any of them.Money Book V, p. 141.
Mr. Burton desires on behalf of the Earl of Thanet, Sir Christopher Musgrave, Sir George Fletcher, Sir Daniell Fleming and several other gentlemen of Westmorland and Cumberland that no grant may pass to Sir John Lowther of any of his Majesty's lands in either of the said counties before they be heard. Notice to be given to Sir Christopher Musgrave, Mr. Graham or Mr. Burton. [This caveat is] entered by order of [Henry Guy] the Secretary [of the Treasury].Caveat Book, p. 27.
Treasury warrant to William Harbord, Surveyor General of Crown Lands, Tho. Agar, Surveyor General of Woods Trent South, and Thomas Newton and Samuell Rolt to set out a sufficient number of coarse trees (not marked for the use of the Navy) for gating, posting and cabining the coppices as follows in the forest of Whittlewood and Salcey viz. Leichlacke Coppice in Hasleborogh Walk, Hulcot-Wellhill Coppice in Shulbrooke Walk and Pointes Coppice in Hanger Walk in Whittlewood Forest and the Great Streights Coppice in M[ajo]r Stirke's Walk in Salcey Forest; it being certified by the Lieutenant and several of the regard of said forest that the said coppices are above 21 years old and fit to be felled this season and exposed to sale for the Queen's service, whereon the Queen's Council has desired a Treasury warrant for such staking etc. Care is to be taken that the gates and posts which were made last year and which may conveniently be spared from those coppices where any timber trees are left unsold or not carried off and all such gates and posts made on the present occasion shall stand where placed until the next season and then to be made use of again in other coppices; and so from time to time "for the saving his Majesty's timber in the said forests for the time to come." The offal wood is to be sold and an account thereof rendered before the auditor for co. Northampton.Warrants not Relating to Money X, p. 39.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to employ Richard Fisher (one of the tidesurveyors of Yarmouth port) as tidesurveyor and commander of the boat and boatmen at Deal loco Morgan Philips dismissed, and at the said Fisher's present salary 55l. per an.Out Letters (Customs) IX, p. 91.
John Coker (surveyor of Yarmouth port) as surveyor of Bideford port loco Thomas Newberry, now one of the coastwaiters London port.
Jan. 20.Treasury reference to the Commissioners for executing the office of Master of the Horse of the petition of Ann Powney; petitioner showing that her late husband John Powney being purveyor to his Majesty at the Mews, was forced to repair some part of his Majesty's haybarn there, which amounted to 20l. or thereabouts as may appear by a certificate annexed to Sir Christopher Wren's late report; further that her said husband some time before his unhappy death laid out divers sums, 55l. 15s. 9d. in all, in the repair of a house belonging to the said place [of purveyor to the Mews]. Prays to be allowed these sums "out of the moneys allowed for reparations."Reference Book II. p. 182.
Appending: bill of said repairs of the haybarn, building a new room, closet, garret and kitchen. Total, 75l. 15s. 9d., including payments to Mr. Rickett the bricklayer, Mr. Wheatley the carpenter, and Mr. Harlow the joiner.
Henry Guy to the Attorney General to direct the Clerk of the Petty Bag to make forth a commission under the great seal, into the county of Gloucester, directed to Benj. Hyett, Edwd. Walker, John Emmes, Holmer Lunne and Nicholas Fletcher for an inquisition as to the King's title to certain lands in said county conveyed by one Richd. Read, long since dead, to Richard Brent et al. in reversion after a lease of 21 years [and] in trust for some superstitious uses.Out Letters (General) VIII, p. 28.
Same to Col. Strode. The Treasury Lords have seen a copy of your letter of the 17th inst. to Mr. Blathwaite wherein you inform that you are threatened to be sued by several concerned as soldiers or for the pay of soldiers formerly belonging to Sir Tobias Bridge's Regiment [in Barbados]. When you are sued you are to apply to the Treasury Lords and care will be taken therein. Directions are given for striking the tally for 1,000l. pursuant to the minute of June 10 last on your payment of the 1,464l. 9s. 6d. due to the King on the first farm of the [Four and a Half per cent. duty in] Barbados and the Leeward Islands.Ibid.