Charles II - volume 9: July 1660

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July 1660

Volume of Petition addressed to the King, unless otherwise specified.
I. For Places in the Excise.
July ? 1. Col. Adam Browne, of Surrey. To be one of the Grand Commissioners of Excise as established by Parliament.
2. Francis Finch, of Rushock, co. Worcester. For the place of a Grand Commissioner of Excise, in reward of 17 years' faithful service. Was Commissioner of Array to the late King, paid moneys for him, was imprisoned as a spy, often plundered and banished, and lost many thousand pounds.
3. Sir Jas. Bunce. For the office of Farmer or Commissioner of the Customs for tonnage and poundage.
4. Thos. and John Sambourne, merchants. For nomination of one of them as Commissioner in the Excise Office. Have done great service during the late war, in relieving garrisons, persons of quality, and others related to His Majesty; hope he will not forget the infinite honour he did them at Rouen, on his miraculous deliverance. Annexing,
4. i. Statement of reasons why Thos. and John Sambourne should be looked on as loyal sufferers; that they had several commissions from the late and present King; supplied ammunition, &c., to the value of 25,000l.; were banished, and sold their inheritance for fear of sequestration. On the King's escape from Worcester and landing in Rouen, John Sambourne was the only person to whom he trusted the secret of his arrival, and sent him with a packet to the Queen Mother; he introduced to His Majesty Mr. Scott, who helped him with money for Paris, and he still preserves part of His Majesty's disguise as a relic. They transmitted letters for the King, Queen, and Duke of York, when none else would sail. Settling near the Queen at the Palais Royal a year ago, they were employed to bring the equipage of the King and Princes from Paris, to be delivered on board the Admiral of England, with a message from the Queen and Princess. Many nobles can attest their services. They request the least office for one of them.
5. William, son of William Gery, late of Bushmead, co. Bedford. For the place of Commissioner of Excise. His father lost his whole estate by adhering to the late King; was himself plundered to his shirt, and imprisoned, for following Sir George Booth, and was recommended to His Majesty by General Montague at Breda.
6. Sir Ralph Freeman. For a place as Commissioner of Excise. Served the late King through the war, under the Marquis of Ormond, in Ireland, and the Earl of Bath, in the Scilly Isles; was taken at sea, carried prisoner to Portsmouth, released by the articles of Scilly, forced to fly again for joining in the engagement at Worcester, and has been several times imprisoned and plundered.
7. Lieut.-Col. Thos. Hunt. For the vacant post of SurveyorGeneral of Excise. Served the late King especially at Salisbury, remained in exile five years, and had his estate seized and forfeited.
8. James Bollen. For the office of Surveyor of Excise; is an able accountant, and lost all his estate for his loyalty.
9. Katherine Killigrew. For nomination to the Farm of Excise of Beer and Brandy for Dunkirk, at its present rent, the King having given her family in their extremity hopes of his princely compassion.
10. Henry Leicester and Elizabeth his wife, daughter and heiress of the late Col. John Gainsford. For the place of a Commissioner of Excise in Bristol. Mrs. Leicester's father raised forces for the late King, losing thereby an estate of 6,000l., and died in prison, and she was forced to part with an estate of 200l. a year to relieve her husband, who was imprisoned, tried for life, and banished on Sir George Booth's business. He had command of a foot company, which is now disbanded.
11. The Same. For the place of Receiver of Excise for Bristol.
II. For Places in the Customs.
12. William Drake, of London, merchant. For the place of a Farmer or Commissioner of Customs.
13. John Bell. For the place of a Commissioner of Customs, and when they are let out, of one of the Farmers. Served in the wars, chiefly as treasurer of war to Prince Rupert, at his own cost, and lived in banishment, till he returned with the fleet on the Restoration.
14. Sir Arnold Braems. For a place as one of the Commissioners for Customs, his long experience in trade enabling him to perform eminent service. Annexing,
14. i. Account by the Same of his services to the late King, in sending provisions for Ireland, supplying powder, &c., to the fleet in 1648, serving under Prince Rupert with his ship, and aiding at the Restoration in securing the fleet for His Majesty.
15. Thos. Earl of Berkshire. For a reversion, after Sir Phil. Musgrave, of a Lease of the Tolls and Customs of Cumberland and Westmoreland, as granted him by King James.
16. Col. John Daniell. For the place of Surveyor General of Customs and Excise. Served the late King in Ireland, and lost his estate; was Quartermaster-General in Sir George Booth's rising, and six months prisoner in Chester.
17. Col. Samuel Tuke. For a recommendation for his brother George as a Commissioner for the Customs in the Port of London, now executed by five commissioners, placed there without His Majesty's authority. Served the late King 20 years, with irreproachable loyalty and great industry.
18. Dame Anne, relict of Sir Paul Harris, of Boreatton, Shropshire, and now wife of John Wroth. For a place for her husband as a Commissioner of Customs for London. Showed extraordinary zeal for the late King, concealed Lord Byron when the Shropshire gentry rose, and was imprisoned 16 weeks, sequestered, and accused of treason for it.
19. Lewis Richards. For the office of a Commissioner of Customs in the Port of London. His father, Lewis Richards, served the two last Queens as master of their music for 40 years, and his family has been utterly ruined; served under the Marquis of Ormond in Ireland, and was twice imprisoned.
20. Robert Sanderson, of London, merchant, son of Robt. Sanderson, D. D. For a place as Commissioner of Customs in London, or Comptroller of Cheques; is well acquainted with custom house business.
21. Rich. Snell, of Boston, co. Lincoln. For continuance in his office of Surveyor of Customs there. Has fulfilled his duties faithfully, and never been active against His Majesty. With certificate in his favour by 40 chief inhabitants of Boston.
22. Vincent Denn. For the place of Surveyor at Deal. Served the late King, by conveying letters to and from the fleet; was obliged to leave the country, and his father, who was servant to the two last Kings, was imprisoned, and lost 600l., to their utter ruin.
23. Sir Rich. Ford. A former intended grant to him of the office of Commissioner of Customs having failed, begs a patent for himself, his son John, and George Torriano, of the office of Surveyor of Petty Customs in the Port of London, in reversion after Rich. Dowdswell, to whom it was granted by the late King, jointly with Endymion Porter and Wm. Curteen, now dead.
24. Zach. Gardiner, merchant of London. For recommendation to the Customs' Comrs. for the place of Land Surveyor to the Customs in London, several collectorships of customs for which he was referred to the Treasury Comrs. being already disposed of.
25. Rob. Howcott. For the office of Surveyor, Waiter, or Solicitor in the Custom House, London. His father lost 800l. at the siege of Leicester; was at the last siege of Pontefract Castle, which was surrendered on condition of the soldiers marching out without molestation, but, when they had got forth a mile, they were all stripped naked; has since aided in apprehension of Col. Downes, of Hampstead, a judge of the late King, and also of Col. Vincent Potter, another of his judges, losing thereby a situation of 110l. a year, as servant to Mr. Almery, a kinsman of Col. Downes.
26. Geo. Nicholas. For a Patent of the Surveyorship of Customs in London, in his gift by avoidance of Tim. Whiting, late captain of horse against the King.
27. Sam. Farley, of Bristol. For an order to the Commissioners of Customs to grant him one of the four Surveyorships of the Land Waiters. Was useful to Sir Edw. Massey and others of the adjoining counties, in conveying letters and intelligence. Annexing,
27. i. Certificate by Sir Edw. Massey, and 13 others, that the petitioner conveyed letters, &c., upon the designs of Gloucester and Bristol, at the peril of his life. July 6, 1660.
28, 28. i. The Same. To the same effect. With similar certificate.
29. Ann Dartiguenave, daughter of the late William Gery. For the place of Clerk of the Bills for Customs in the Port of London, for her husband, a Frenchman, who served in Sir George Booth's rising, and was well received by His Majesty in Flanders. Her grandfather, Rich. Gery, of Bushmead, Bedfordshire, risked his life as sheriff of the county, in levying the ship-money for the late King; her father was also ruined in the war, and she was left to inherit nothing but sadness.
30. Major John Harlinge. For the place of making Strangers' Bills in the Custom House, London, worth 40l. a year; served during the late war in England, Ireland, and Scotland; marched into England with His Majesty; was taken prisoner at Warrington, and confined at Coventry 67 weeks, &c.; was engaged in Sir George Booth's rising, and forced to fly to London, and lie concealed till the Restoration.
31. Roger Grosvenor. For a grant of the Ticket Office in the Custom House, London, held by — Dawson, on a pretended grant from Cromwell. Has lost much by loyalty, especially by taking arms with his father-in-law, Sir Thos. Middleton, at the last rising in Cheshire.
32. Capt. Rob. Thorold. For a grant of the Ticket Office at the London Custom House, to give information to merchants, &c., of daily exports and imports, now held by Hewitt, Cromwell's barber. Details his services to the late King, in which he was wounded, imprisoned, and lost all he had.
33. John Southcote. For grant of the Ticket Office in the Custom House, or the Comptrollership of Customs at Bristol.
34. Lawrence Drake, of Somersetshire. For the office of Clerk of the Cheque in the Custom House, Bristol. Lost an estate of 2,500l. for his loyalty, and has nothing to subsist on in his old age. Certified by Lord Poulet and five others.
35. The Same. To the same effect, similarly certified.
36. Wm. Baber, gunpowder maker. For the place of Checker of Customs at Bristol, void by decease of Rich. Yeamans, in compensation for 3,000l. owing to him by the late King, for gunpowder and other materials, of which he has only received 500l.
37. John Richards, merchant. For the office of Chief Customer or Comptroller for Devonshire, several of those seeking such offices there being disaffected persons. Has lived 14 years at St. Malo, not daring to return to England, and endeavoured to the utmost to do His Majesty service.
38. Thos. Thory. For the sole office of Collector of Customs at Boston, co. Lincoln, as ordered by the late King, though formerly there were two collectors. Details his services to his late Majesty, as one of his own troop, &c.
39. William Hurt. For the Collector's place for Wine and Currants in the Port of London.
40. Christopher Broye, valet-de-chambre to the Earl of Bristol. For the place of Collector of Customs at Bristol, now held by Capt. Morgan, formerly a sequestrator, His Majesty having promised, when at St. Malo, on his journey to Spain, to provide for him on his restoration.
41. Rich. Ellsworth, of Bristol, merchant. For the place of Chief Customer, Comptroller, or Surveyor of Customs there, which, being granted to him, he would improve the customs one third. Was wounded in defence of the city against the Parliament, and in December and January last, tried to excite risings of the apprentices, both in Bristol and London, against the then Government, and in favour of the Restoration, for which he would have lost his life, but for the readmission of the excluded Members of Parliament.
42. The Same. To the same effect. Has several times informed his excellency [Monk] of transactions in London; also of an intended plot of the officers and soldiers to hinder the sitting of this Parliament, and the settling of the militia.
43. Rob. Dowell. For the place of Customer Inwards for the Port of Bristol. Signed A. Walrond. Minute.
44. John Aylet, of Colchester, to the Treasury Comrs. For the office of Customer of that Port, void by death of — Nuttall. Was plundered of his dwelling house and malting place, &c., value 3,000l., at the siege of Colchester, forced to pay 150l., and then subjected to a decimation, &c.
45. Squire Beverton, mayor of Canterbury. For the office of Customer of Dover, now held by — Price, a disaffected person, who has lately published a scandalous pamphlet against His Majesty; was always loyal, and was instrumental in promoting the Kentish declaration for a full and free Parliament.
46. Sir John Boys. For the Customer's place at Dover, void by decease of Arnold Braems, John Price, the present possessor, being there by the illegal gift of the late powers. Marked "done."
47. The Same. To the same effect.
48. Walter Braems, jun. For the Collectorship of the Customs at Dover, and the reversion of the Comptrollership of the Port of Sandwich. Was fetched out of his sick bed at 14 years old, and carried to Dover Castle, and thus honoured by being the youngest prisoner in England for His Majesty's service.
49. — Stanly, of Canterbury. For the place of Chief Customer of Dover. Has expended 500l. the last year, in arms and other provisions to promote the Restoration.
50. Edward Harrington. For the place of Collector of Customs at Drogheda. Was a domestic servant to the late Prince of Orange; enlisted with the Marquis of Montrose in his fatal expedition for Scotland; was brought low by long attendance on him, and then went to Ireland, where he had a small estate.
51. Capt. Rich. Mason. For the office of Check or Comptroller in the Custom House of Hull or Newcastle. Was bred a merchant under Sir Edmund Cowper, Lord Mayor of York, but lost his estate by his loyalty, and had to take an inferior office, under the Merchant Adventurers at Dort. Annexing,
51. i. Certificate by Rich. Sterne, Master of Jesus College, Cambridge, and two others, in favour of the petitioner, M.A., and formerly fellow there.
52. John Robinson. For the place of Customer at Ipswich and its members, void by death of Edw. Nuttall, two years ago. Served the late King there 11 years as searcher, but was imprisoned, and at last ejected for his loyalty.
53. George Baron. For the place of Customer of Lynn, Norfolk, void by death of Jason West, who received it from the late King.
54. Lawrence Withers. For the office of Customer or Comptroller at Lynn Regis. His father was constantly plundered for refusing to pay taxes to the late wars, till a proclamation was issued granting a dispensation therefrom.
55. Rich. Humphrey. For the Customer's place at Weymouth or Pool.
56. Thos. Mann, of Yoxford, co. Suffolk. For the place of Customer at Great Yarmouth, void by death of Wm Greenwood, which he can improve, by skill in its execution.
57. George Nicholas and Thos. Treston. For the office of Searcher in the Port of Bristol, in reversion after Edw. Dendy, as a reward for their loyal sufferings. Also a similar petition to the Treasury Comrs., to the same effect.
58. Edw. Strange. For possession or reversion of the Searcher's place at Bristol, in compensation for his loyalty and loans of money, &c With note that it was preferred by the Lord Steward.
59. Capt. William Ford. For the Searcher's place in the Custom House at Dartmouth. Lost a son in the service of the late King, and has undergone all manner of persecutions from the late tyrants. Annexing,
59. i. Certificate by Sir Walter Slingsby, to the good conduct of Capt. Ford in Lord Hopton's regiment, in which his two sons also served, and one was killed at the loss of Bristol. June 19, 1660
60. John Dawson, of Limme, Kent. For possession of the place of Head Searcher at Dover, conferred on him by His Majesty.
61. Captain John Audley. The place of Searcher for Hull was granted him, on certificate of his loyalty, by Sir Mat. Appleyard, who afterwards wishing for the place himself, has laid an unjust charge against him; prays that both parties may be heard before fitting persons. Annexing,
61. i. Certificate by Col. Wm. Legg, and two others, of the loyalty, fidelity, and sufferings of Capt. John Audley.
July 14, 1660.
62. The Same. For a confirmation of the place of Searcher at Hull, granted him June 11, [1660]. Was cleared before His Majesty's referees from the charges afterwards brought against him by Sir Mat. Appleyard; suffered banishment, sequestration, and close imprisonment for his loyalty.
63. The Same. To the same effect.
64. Sydrack Jorey. For the place of Searcher and Gauger at Limerick. Was clerk of the council of war under the Earl of Cumberland in 1642, marched with the Queen as commissary of provisions from York, to Oxford, was taken prisoner at Marston Moor, lost 1,200l, and his house at Deal was plundered to the value of 1,000l.
65. Edmund Carent. For the reversion of the First Searcher or Waiter's place in the Custom House of the Port of London.
66. Major George Collins. For the place of Searcher or Land Waiter of the Custom House, London. Was wounded and imprisoned in the late wars.
67. Walter Whittaker, physician. For the place of Searcher or Land Waiter in the Custom House, London. Went as volunteer to Worcester, the night before the battle.
68. John Foster, of Dover. For the Searcher's place for the county of Kent. Is emboldened by His Majesty's late gracious expressions for his fidelity and loyalty, to find out a vacant employment. Annexing,
68. i. Form of a warrant for a grant to John Foster, of Dover, of the office of Comptroller of Customs at Sandwich.
69. Thomas Beednoll. For the office of Head Searcher of the Custom House at Newcastle.
70. Ann Abotts. For the disposal of a Waiter's place in the Customs. During the late tyranny, sheltered in her house the Duke of Buckingham, and Earls of Rochester and Ossory, Sir John Stevens, and others.
71. Adam Acton. For a Waiter's place in the Customs. Expended a competent estate in service of the late King, was an exile six years, returned two years and a half ago, and, trying to serve His Majesty, was sent prisoner to the Tower, and there kept and barbarously used eleven months.
72. Robert Bathurst, of London. For a Land Waiter's place in the Custom House. His father, Richard Bathurst, served the two last Kings in the office of the Avery.
73. Wm. Bowyer, linen draper of London. For a place as Land Waiter in the Custom House.
74. Lieut. Col. Francis Carr. For the place of King's Waiter at the Customs. Suffered wounds and loss in the late wars.
75. Robert Collins, late of London, merchant. For a letter to the Customs' Comrs. for a Land Waiter's place; has been for 30 years a merchant of repute, but is impoverished by the late wars.
76. John Cross. For the place of Land Waiter in the Custom House, or Yeoman of the Chamber. Served the late King, and also his present Majesty in Scotland, and was engaged under Sir George Booth.
77. John Dowthwayte. For recommendation to a Land Waiter's place at the Custom House. Was lieutenant of horse and was wounded in the late wars; has since conveyed intelligence, commissions, &c.; was in the rising at Salisbury, taken and imprisoned at the battle of Dunkirk, and again in Sir George Booth's rising.
78. John Fifield. For the office of Waiter in the Port of London, in place of Rich. Pettingall.
79. Brandon Hillyard. For one of the places of King's Waiter in the Custom House, London. His father and grandfather served the late King as limners, for which 600l. is still due; bore arms himself in the war, and was menial servant to the Princess Henrietta at Exeter; on its surrender, was persecuted by the enemy, and by creditors from whom he purchased goods for her, and forced to shelter in France and the West Indies, till the Restoration.
80. John Luntley, Lieut.-Col. to Sir Nich. Crisp, in the Earl of Cleveland's brigade. For a King's Waiter's place in the Customs, for his support. Was of the commission of array for London, in 1643, and in the business wherein Tompkins and Challanor suffered death, but escaped to Oxford, raised a troop of horse, and served to the end of the war; was plundered of 8,000l., and is in debt 700l., and has therefore been prisoner in the King's Bench, since 1646. Endorsed with a certificate by Sir Nich. Crisp of the truth of the above petition.
81. Thos. Nevile. For leave to assign over to Edw. Babington his patent of a King's Waiter's place in the Customs, granted him by the late King, and confirmed by His Majesty.
82. John Sandford. For the place of Waiter in the Custom House.
83. Major Mathew Scales. For a King's Waiter's place in the Custom House, London. Annexing,
83. i. Certificate by John Lord Belasyse, Sir Richard Byron, and four others, to the loyal services and sufferings of the petitioner in the late war. July 2, 1660.
84. Robt. Turner. For the place of King's Waiter in the Custom House. Is well qualified for it, having long been a merchant, but been obliged to cease trade, from losses sustained by the French and Spaniards. Noted "Duke of York recommends."
85. Phineas Fitzrandolph. For a Waiter's place in the Customs at Sunderland, where his family reside. Was taken prisoner fighting for His Majesty in Scotland, and at Wigan, and his fortunes are destroyed.
86. William Boucher. For recommendation to the Treasury Comrs. or Farmers of Customs, to continue him in the place of Tidesman in the Customs, which he was compelled by necessity to take in the late times, and has held a year and a half, 3,000l. being due to his wife, as executrix of Dorothy Speckert, servant to the two late Kings, for provisions for their wardrobe.
87. Bridget Cawley, alias Clerke, wife of Clement Cawley, gunner to the late King. Her former husband was slain at Newbury, in service of the late King, she with her children turned naked out of doors, at Weymouth, whipped out of town, and her goods, worth 300l., taken by Col. Sydenham; her present husband has been a slave amongst the Turks. Begs a Tidesman's place for him in the Custom House of London, and full reparation for her losses and sufferings.
88. Sir Ralph Clapham, Bart., Pensioner in Ordinary. For confirmation to another nominee of the place of Warehouse Keeper in the Port of London, granted him by the late King, in 1647, at Hampton Court, for conveying letters to the Queen at his own charge, but which he was obliged to take out in the name of Rich. Pepper, as trustee, who deals unjustly with him.
89. Robt. Phelipps. For the place of Garbler of Spices and Seeds, as granted by the late King to Sir Theodore Mayerne, and void by his death.
III. For University Promotions or Degrees.
90. Edmond Barker, late Fellow of Gonville and Caius College Cambridge. For letters mandatory for the Mastership of the said college, in which he was Scholar and Fellow 17 years, till, in 1653, he retired and became chaplain to Lady Capel; on account of the extreme old age of the present master, he is requested to assume the office. Annexing,
90. i. Certificate by Eliz. Lady Capel to the piety and conformity of Edm. Barker, who has been eight years her chaplain.
90. ii. Fellows of Gonville and Caius College to Edm. Barker. Thanks for his care of the interests of their college. Though Dr. Bachcoft's present engagements to another prevent their showing their gratitude now, they hope at some future time to choose him as their head.
91. Some of the now and ancient Fellows of Christ's College, Cambridge. To appoint as their Master Mich. Honeywood, who is, according to statute, one of their Fellows, but was formerly rejected for his loyalty.
92. Seven Fellows of Corpus Christi [or Benet] College, Cambridge. As authorized by statute, they made election for their master, of Dr. Jas. Duport, chaplain in ordinary, but before the completion thereof, received letters from His Majesty to another purport; request leave for the election of Dr. Duport, a person of worth and experience in government, of whose learning even foreign nations have a sufficient testimony. Annexing,
92. i. The King to [the Fellows, &c.] of Benet College, Cambridge. Being sensible of the ill effects of the late disorderly times on the Universities, to whose ruin their malice aimed, is anxious to restore them to their former splendour, by furnishing them with persons of known piety and merit, and therefore commends Dr. Peter Gunning to the place of Master, void by death of Dr. Love, as a person of worth and piety, who has laboured for the preservation of the Church in the hottest persecutions; requests them to allow no other to interfere with his election.
93. Dr. Jas. Fleetwood. For appointment to the Provostship of King's College, Cambridge, void by death of Dr. Collins, the present provost not being duly elected, but brought in by a private committee.
94. Benj. Whichcott, D. D., of King's College, Cambridge. To be continued in his place of Provost there, which he has held 15 years, on authority derived from both Houses of Parliament, having well managed its affairs, whilst matters of this nature are under consideration of Parliament. Annexing,
94. i. Form of the letter requested from the King to the ViceProvost and Fellows of King's College, to continue Dr. Whichcott as Provost till further orders, notwithstanding his previous letter for them to elect Dr. Jas. Fleetwood, which they could not do statutably, there being no voidance within 15 days previous. July, 1660.
July ? 94. ii. Certificate by Matthew Barlow, Vice-Provost, and 21 Fellows of King's College, in favour of the petitioner's conduct as Provost, and his peaceable and prudent management. June 30, 1660.
95. James Fleetwood, D.D., and Chaplain in Ordinary. For a second letter mandatory to the Vice-Provost and Fellows of King's College, Cambridge, to receive him as their lawful Provost, to which office, on His Majesty's former letters mandatory, he was duly elected; has taken the oath, and received the statute book and keys and seals of office, but has since been opposed by the late pretended Provost and a few of the junior Fellows. Annexing,
95. i. Request of Dr. Fleetwood that the King should be informed that Dr. Whichcott is incapable by statute of the Provostship of King's College, having never been a Fellow; that of the 70 Fellows and Scholars, only 30, 28 of whom are juniors, signed his certificate; the others refused and resolved to stand by Dr. Fleetwood, Dr. Whichcott having never been elected, but put upon them by a private committee of Cambridge.
96. Fellows of Trinity College, Cambridge. Congratulate the restoration, and beg confirmation as their Master, of Dr. John Wilkins, formerly Warden of Wadham College, appointed at their earnest petition, on the death of Dr. Arrowsmith, in 1658. Numerously signed.
97. Henry Ferne, D.D. For the Mastership of Trinity College, Cambridge, to which he was designed by the late King; the present master was put in by Rich. Cromwell, and is incapable by statute, being a married person. [Admitted, 3 Aug. 1660.]
98. Thos. Jones, D.C.L., Fellow of Merton College, Oxford. For confirmation in the Professorship of Laws, which he held as deputy to the late Dr. Zouch, Judge of the Admiralty. Studied several years in foreign universities, and took his degree at Oxford with general applause. Annexing,
98. i. Certificate by Brian Bishop of Winchester and Dr. Thos. Clayton, Professor of Medicine, in favour of the petitioner.
99. Samuel Jackson, M.A., Student of Christ Church, Oxford. For recommendation to the office of Reader of Natural Philosophy. Served the late King till the surrender of Oxford; has been deprived of livelihood 12 years, and ejected from his student's place, for not acknowledging the power of the visitors sent down by Parliament. With note that the letter must be directed to the Vice-Chancellor, the President of Magdalen, and the Warden of All Souls.
100. Masters, Fellows, and Scholars of Magdalen, Emmanuel, and Sydney Sussex Colleges, Cambridge. For confirmation of a privilege granted them during the late times, that their colleges,—though erected since the order of Queen Elizabeth for proctors, scrutinators and taxers to be nominated by the colleges in turn,—should nominate in their turn.
101. Capt. William Hickes, of Deptford. For a letter to Christ Church, Oxford, to admit him butler, in place of Thos. Fifield, who betrayed to the enemy all the plate of the college, which Dr. Fell, then dean, had secured between walls for the King. Was sent by the late King from Cornwall to London, to the Prince Palatine, concerning his forbearing to undertake the government of Ireland; was secretary to Sir Chas. Lucas, closed his eyes at Colchester, and managed to burn his papers, which concerned the lives and fortunes of many persons of quality, though he had large offers made for them; was chosen captain of the Volunteers at Blackheath, at the insurrection in January last, raised 600 men, and kept them two days and nights in Deptford Dockyard, to secure the ships, till relieved by the trained band.
102. Edward Abney, M.A., and Fellow of Christ College, Cambridge. His election to a Fellowship there is in danger of becoming void, by another Leicestershire man being chosen, the statutes not permitting two from the same county; was admitted to Edward VI.'s Fellowship, which is not limited to county, and requests confirmation therein. Annexing,
102. i. The King to the Masters and Fellows of Christ College. From tender regard to the statutes and laudable customs of that college, requires that Edw. Abney may have liberty of faculty and county, and other privileges belonging to his fellowship, which is of the foundation of Edward VI.
103. Guy Le Moyne. For the Fellowship in Pembroke Hall, Cambridge, appointed for a Frenchman. Has spent most of his life in teaching French to the English nobility and gentry; served the late King and Duke of Buckingham, and taught His Majesty; is 72 years old, and has spent the last seven years at Cambridge, where he wishes to end his days.
104. Arthur Williams, B.A., of St. John's College, Cambridge. For the Fellowship, void by marriage of Mr. Herne: is otherwise incapable of college preferment, because of the place of his birth.
105. Ralph Barker, B.A. For recall of his letter recommending John Downing to Sir John Hart's Fellowship in Sydney Sussex College, Cambridge, for which the petitioner is the only lawful candidate, as being from Coxwold School, Yorkshire. Annexing,
105. i. Certificate by the Fellows of Sydney Sussex College, that Ralph Barker would have been elected to the said Fellow ship in December last, but the election was deferred, and that John Downing's election was the result of a false impression that there was no candidate from Coxwold.
105. ii. The King to the Master, &c., of Sydney Sussex College, Cambridge. His former letter, in favour of John Downing for a Fellowship, having been obtained fraudulently, he revokes it, and wishes them to remove John Downing from the Fellowship, and appoint Ralph Barker, B.A., according to the intention of the founders, of which it seems that Downing was in no way capable. Endorsed with a note from [Secretary Nicholas] to the Same, enclosing a certificate on which the King desires their opinion.
106. Augustine Caesar, physician of Rochester. For a mandamus to Oxford for his degree of M.D., which he has forborne to take during the late troubles, lest he should be enforced to oaths contrary to his loyalty. [Degree taken, Aug. 9, 1660.]
107. Raphael Throckmorton, Archdeacon of Lincoln. To be added to the list of those who are recommended to the Vice-Chancellor of Oxford for their Doctors' degrees, having been a student in Christ Church, 40 years ago. Was chaplain to the late King, sequestered and impoverished, but is now restored to his former dignity. [Granted, Aug. 7, 1660.]
108. Thos. Newcomen, M.A. For a mandamus to the University of Cambridge for his Doctor's degree. Annexing,
108. i. Certificate by Edw. Layfield, Archdeacon of Essex, and three others, in favour of the petitioner's orthodoxy and loyalty.
109. John Carter, B.D. For a mandamus to the University of Cambridge, that he may take his Doctor's degree, from which he has been prevented by the iniquity of the late times.
110. Henry Downhall and five others. For mandates to create them Doctors of Divinity, as they could not take their degrees during the commotions. Annexing,
110. i. Certificate by Edward Martin, Master of Queen's College, Cambridge, and Drs. Hen. Ferne and Jos. Gulston, in favour of the petitioners.
111. Robt. Mapletoft, Thos. Holbech, and Jos. Beaumont. For mandates [to Cambridge University] for their creation as Doctors of Divinity; could not take their degrees during the late commotions, and have suffered much by sequestration and ejection. Annexing,
111. i. Certificates by Matthew Bishop of Ely and Dr. John Cosin in their favour. July 25, 1660.
112. Wm. Lincoln, B.D. For a mandate [to the University of Cambridge] for his D.D. degree, which he was prevented taking, because he was engaged in the Northern army, forced to fly, and suffered imprisonment and sequestration.
113. Edmond Porter and six other Bachelors or Masters of Arts. For a mandate to the University of Cambridge to grant their D.D. degrees, which they could not take at the proper time, because of the distractions of the kingdom.
114. Wm. Reresby, M.A. For a letter mandatory [to the University of Cambridge], for his D.D. degree, which he could not take in a legal way during the sad revolutions. Annexing,
114. i. Certificate by Dr. Robt. Sanderson, and four others, in favour of the petitioner's orthodoxy and loyalty.
115. Thomas Cookeson. For a mandamus to the University of Cambridge, that he may have his degree from the time of his first admission as student in Sydney [Sussex] College, whence he was ejected for his loyalty, and served in the army, with his father, who was sequestered, in 1643, of 450l. a year, for preaching subjection, and refusing the covenant. Annexing,
115. i. Certificate by the Earl of Cleveland, Lord Bruce, and Col. John Russell, to the truth of the above petition.
July 18, 1660.
116. Chas. and Rich. Mason and Gerard Wood. For letters to the University of Cambridge for their Doctors' degrees. Annexing,
116. i., ii. Two certificates by Dr. John Pearson, and three others, in favour of two of the petitioners.
117. Jos. Rhodes, His Majesty's Chaplain, late of Clare Hall, Rich. Peirson, of St. John's, Gabriel Offley, of Trinity, and Mat. Fowler, of Queen's College, Cambridge, Masters of Arts. For a mandate to the University for their Doctors' degrees, which they were prevented obtaining during the late troubles. Annexing,
117. i. Certificate by Dr. John Gauden, and three others, in favour of the petitioners.
118. Rich. Ball and John Pearson. For a mandamus that they may take their degrees of D.D., from which they have been prevented, because they could not submit to late irregularities. [Degree conferred on Ball, Sept. 5, 1660]
119. Thomas Cock, student in physic. For a mandamus to the University to grant him a Doctor's degree, being of doctor's standing. Was taken prisoner at Worcester fight, on suspicion of being the King.
120. William Crab, M.A. of St. John's College, Cambridge. For a letter to the Vice-Chancellor to grant him his M.D. degree, of which he has been capable 12 years, but forbore to take on account of the unlawful oaths imposed by the usurpers.
121. Anthony South. For a mandamus for his Doctor's degree. Was captain of foot in the late King's Northern army, and took his B.C.L. degree, but could not take that of doctor, on account of the times. Annexing,
121. i. Certificate by Jo. Barwick, D.D., and three others, in favour of the petitioner.
122. Eliz. Cary. To prefer her son, a hopeful young scholar, to the University; suffered greatly for her loyalty, being the woman whom His Majesty was ordinarily pleased to call Welsh Besse
IV. For Places in Colleges, Hospitals, &c.
123. Edw. Lorkin, Fellow of King's College, Cambridge. For a mandate to the Provost, &c. of Eton, to elect him to the next vacant Fellowship. His late father, John Lorkin, lost his prebend at Rochester for his loyalty, and was driven out of Kent for sending his two sons to serve His Majesty, one of whom was slain. Annexing,
123. i. Certificate by the Earl of Dorset, Sir Marmaduke Gresham, Bart., and nine others, to the loyalty and orthodoxy of Edw. Lorkin, M.A., minister of Limpsfield, Surrey.
July 14, 1660.
123. ii. Certificate by John Gainsford and two others, that Edw. Lorkin read the common prayers at Titsey, in Surrey, with all the collects and prayers for the King and Royal progeny, &c., to his utmost hazard and peril.
July 14, 1660.
123. iii. Certificate by Leonard Gresham, and five others, that he was a zealous promoter of a rising in Surrey in favour of the Restoration. July 21, 1660.
124. Matthew Griffith, D.D., Chaplain to His late Majesty. For a Fellowship in Eton College, in room of Dr. Goodwin, who, with four others named in a schedule annexed, is an unlawful Fellow, not being put in by His Majesty's command. Was 18 years sequestered from his living, and 7 years from his temporal estate, for supporting the late King by preaching and writing; never got a penny of the fifth part of his living for his wife and children; often preached at St. Olave's, Bread Street Hill, with no salary but the free-will offerings of his hearers, in order to maintain them in loyalty, and was only let out from Newgate the very day His Majesty was proclaimed.
125. Henry Hall, D.D. For one of the Fellowships in Eton College, illegally possessed by Mr. Bunckly, Dr. Goodwin, and others, and for restoration to his Church preferments in Ireland.
126. John Boncle. Was sent from Newmarket to London to serve the Royal children; when dismissed by Parliament, became schoolmaster at the Charter House, and then at Eton, where he was chosen fellow, in which place he desires leave to continue, though now too old to serve as formerly. Requests also for John Bell, his son-in-law, a place as Groom of the Robes, or Keeper of the Standing Wardrobe at Windsor.
127. David Llewelyn, student of Christ's College, Cambridge, son of David Llewelyn, under-housekeeper at Windsor Castle. For continuance of the exhibition of 20l. a year, for seven years, granted him by the governors of Eton College, where he was a scholar.
128. Capt. Matthew Peniall. For a letter to the Provost and fellows of Eton College, to admit his nephew, Wm. Jackson, whose father was slain in the Royal service, at the first election.
129. The Same. To the same effect.
130. Henry Pigott. For the vacant Fellowship in Manchester College, for himself or Mr. Moore, all the chaplains' places named in the annexed paper being disposed of. Annexing,
130. i. Request of the Earl of Derby, Sir John Byron, and 13 others of the county palatine of Lancaster, to the King, that Peter Staninough, Wm. Moore, and Hen. Pigott may be appointed to two of the four places of King's Preachers, for which Queen Elizabeth left 200l. a year; the places are of concernment to church and kingdom, and persons are trying for them whose loyalty and doctrine are not approved; also request for them to have two vacant Fellowships in Manchester College.
131. John Birch, M.A., chaplain to the Earl of Clare. For confirmation of his grant, made in June last, of the Fellowship of Manchester College, void by death of Peter Shaw, some questions having arisen concerning his title.
132. Matthew Griffith, D.D., chaplain to his late Majesty. For the Mastership of the Temple, now void, many of the benchers having expressed a desire to have him for their preacher.
133. Mary, widow of John Thorpe. For the keeping of a workhouse at Fisherton Anger, co. Wilts, held by her late husband, till he was executed at Salisbury for his share in Col. Penruddock's rising, by which she and her children lost all they had, and are exposed to utter ruin.
134. The Same. To the same effect.
135. Gabriel Clark, D.D. To confer on Thomas Craddock, M.A., the Hospital in Greatham, co. palatine of Durham, on his resignation. With recommendation of the petitioner by Brian Bishop of Salisbury.
136. Edw. Hudson. For the Mastership of the Hospital of Greatham, co. Durham, and the Rectory of Croft, diocese of Chester, three miles distant, to comfort him for adversity, imprisonment, blindness, and poverty.
137. The Same. To the same effect. Having lost his sight by imprisonments in the cause of the late king, begs that his bill may be passed immediately under the Great Seal, without fees. Annexing,
137. i. Certificate by Dr. Guy Carleton in favour of Edw. Hudson. June 27, 1660.
137. ii. Certificates by Hen. Chator, Edw. Taylor, vicar of Maston, near Croft, and three others, that the Rectory of Croft and mastership of Greatham Hospital are void.
June 28, 1660.
138. The Same. For the Mastership of Wigston's Almshouses, co. Leicester.
139. Francis Beedum, alias Betham, Yeoman of the Guard to the late king, to Sec. Nicholas. Was Marshal of Dover Castle under Lord Zouch, when the late King fled; having a large family, was constrained to serve under Cromwell, and is now debarred from his place as yeoman, only for so doing. Begs readmission, or a Poor Knight's place at Windsor.
140. John Bevan, of Worcester. For a Poor Knight's place at Windsor. Was wounded in the wars, and plundered of all he had, after His Majesty's departure from Worcester; if there be no vacancy, prays that some of Cromwell's knights may be displaced.
141. Robert Cave. For a special warrant for a Poor Knight's place at Windsor, having lost an arm, being old, and often wounded and imprisoned for his loyalty, especially on account of Dr. Hewitt's design.
142. Christopher Denny. For the place of a Poor Knight of Windsor. Served in the late war, under Prince Maurice, and almost all his family lost life or estates in the cause. Annexing,
142. i. Certificate by Sir Edw. Grey, and four others, in favour of the petitioner.
143. Thos. Freebody. For a Poor Knight's place at Windsor, now possessed by — Herbert, who was put in by the tyrant Oliver. Has been seven times imprisoned, four times banished, and three times forced to give 1,000l. security for good behaviour, under the late usurpation.
144. Robt. Icoliffe. For a place as Poor Knight of Windsor. Has done his utmost for the Restoration, and is old and distressed.
145. John Jobson. For the place of a Poor Knight of Windsor. Was a servant of the late King, lost all by the rebellion in Ireland, and is nearly 80 years old. Annexing,
145. i. Certificate by Ja. Clegorne, that John Jobson is sworn gentleman waiter. March 3, 1635.
146. Capt. Edw. Leventhorpe. For the place of a Poor Knight of Windsor. Served the Queen of Bohemia in England before her marriage, and in the wars abroad; then served the late King during the Irish rebellion, losing 3,000l., and is now 75 years old and utterly ruined.
147. Thos. Peters. For a Poor Knight's place at Windsor, having suffered much in the Irish rebellion. Endorsed with a note from S. Lane to her father, requesting help for the poor gentleman.
148. Wm. Rawlandson. For a Pensioner's place in Windsor Castle. His wounds and imprisonments in 17 or 18 years' loyal service have caused great infirmities. Marked "Major Wm. Ranger, Lieut.-Col. Ant. Willoughby."
149. James Wallinger. For confirmation in his place as Poor Knight at Windsor, which he has enjoyed some years past, or he must perish when others are made happy by the blessed Restoration. Annexing,
149. i. Certificate by George Pitt, and four others, in favour of the petitioner, as loyal, well behaved, and very aged and infirm. July 20, 1660.
150. Nathaniel Butter, citizen and stationer of London, to Sec. Nicholas. For his favour to obtain him a place in Sutton's Hospital, where there are not six pensioners lawfully put in, many being Anabaptists, or spurious fellows. Pleads his services in printing and dispersing proclamations, letters, and books, including some of the late King's meditations, for which he risked his life.
151. Thos. Killingworth, formerly a trooper under the Earl of Carnarvon. For confirmation of the late King's grant to him of a place in Sutton's Hospital; received 15 wounds at the battle of Edgehill, and was in the most memorable actions through the war.
152. Henry White, Groom of the Great Chamber in Ordinary. For a warrant to settle him in the Charter House, London, for his present relief. Was with His Majesty in Holland, France, Scotland, and at Worcester, where he shared the barbarous usage of the adverse party, and lived in low condition. Marked "Fieri."
153. Duplicate of the above, marked "Sir Ralph Sydenham, Master and Governor of the Charter House."
154. Martha Gregory, daughter of Thos. Hooker. To admit her son Oliver, whose father suffered much in the late sad times, as a Scholar in Sutton's Hospital.
155. The Same. To the same effect.
156. Thomas Newlin. To recommend one of his children for admission to Sutton's Hospital. Was sequestered for loyalty, and is unable to provide for his family.
157. Sarah, widow of Theobald Peirce, Yeoman of the Standing Wardrobe at Richmond. To confer on her only son, Theobald, the place of Scholar in Sutton's Hospital; her husband died in debt, and she is unable otherwise to provide for him.
158. Elinor, widow of George Roberts, late Rector of Harrington, Cumberland. For a Royal letter for admission of her son George into Sutton's Hospital. Her husband, coming from Harrington to obtain preferment, fell sick, and died at York.
159. Anne, widow of Col. Wm. Staunton. For a Scholarship for her younger son, Ralph, in the Charter House. Her husband fought for the late King through the wars, raising troops at his own charge. On surrender of Newark, his family were exposed to the cruelty of the enemy, and, by composition, he lost most of his paternal estate and her jointure.
160. Rich. Michenar, joiner of Canterbury. For continuance in the Almsroom, in Canterbury Cathedral, granted him 13 years ago, because he lost both hands and an eye in the musters.
161. Thos. Moore, of Watlington, co. Oxford. For an Almsman's place in Ewelme Hospital, void by death of Peter Wood. Annexing,
161. i. Certificate by Thos. Clayton, master of Ewelme Hospital, that the petitioner is a fitting person for the hospital, where he has been a servant above 40 years. June, 1660.
162. John Crosse, of Fringford, co. Oxford, yeoman. For a place in the Almshouse, Christ Church, Oxford. Served the late King when there, and opposed the army who reduced him, the city of London, and the three kingdoms to its vassalage. With certificate by Josiah Rycroft, to the services of the petitioner as scout and leger, against Sir Thos. Fairfax's army, in 1647.
163. Wm. Stokes, of Cambridge. For the place of Almsman in Trinity College, void by death of Thos. Murrow; lives near and knows most of the Fellows.
164. Robt. Smith, servant to the University of Cambridge. For the Beadsman's place in Trinity College, void by death of — Field. Marked Sir Wm. Compton.
165. Anne Barnsdale, of Canterbury. For a In-sister's place in St. Nicholas' Hospital, Harbledown, Kent, or St. John's Hospital, Canterbury. Lost her sight by an accident. With recommendation by Squire Beverton, Mayor, and five citizens of Canterbury.
166. John Powell. For letters to the Dean and Chapter of Winchester to admit him pensioner, being reduced by loyalty from a plentiful subsistence to extreme necessity.
167. Thomas Canfield. For a letter to the Wardens of Win chester College, to choose his son a scholar there.
168. Nicholas Simonds, and three others of Worcester. For an order to admit them to Almsrooms in Worcester Cathedral. Suffered for loyalty, especially at the battle of Worcester. Annexing,
168. i. Certificate by Edw. Ashby, and nine other inhabitants of Worcester, in favour of the petitioners.
169. Hugh Prescott, of Warndon, co. Worcester. For a place as Almsman in Worcester Cathedral, Robt. Davis, the last lawful incumbent, being dead; also for a pension as a maimed soldier in Worcestershire. Suffered much in His Majesty's service at Worcester, and the barbarous soldiers of the grand rebel Cromwell hung him in a tree till they thought him dead. Annexing,
169. i. Certificate by Giles Thornborough, and eight others, of the dangers and sufferings of the petitioner in the cause of the late and present King.
170. John Harbert of Worcester, pumpmaker. For a place as one of the 12 Beadsmen of Worcester Cathedral, most of which places are void or held by persons notoriously disaffected, and are worth 10l. a year. Suffered for loyalty, having his house twice burned, and in 1651 was promised reparation. Annexing,
170. i. Certificate by Wm. Woodderd, and 19 other burgesses, &c of Worcester, in favour of the petitioner.
171. Peter Samuel and Paul Jacob, converts from Judaism to the Christian faith. That they may partake the benefit of the charity of Henry III., who founded a house for converted Jews, which, with its lands, &c., was annexed to the office of Master of the Rolls by Edw. VI., and he settled 202l. 0s. 4d. on the converts, who have lately been very few in number; were converted in the kingdom but are destitute of maintenance.
V. Miscellaneous.
172. Sir Thomas Dacres. For a lease of the Manors of Stokeunder-Hamdon and Laverton, co. Somerset. Raised men in 1639, 1642, and 1643, to suppress tumults in Scotland, Cumberland, &c., for the late King; lost his whole estate, and was forced to fly to Ireland and then to Holland. Cannot obtain the things which he has already petitioned for, they being all granted away.
173. Sir Edw. Massey. For a grant of the Ironworks yet standing in the Forest of Dean, with the iron of all sorts, cut wood, coal, &c., for making it, notwithstanding any pretended orders to the contrary. Formerly held the works, but they and all his stock were taken from him by the Rump Parliament, for his loyalty. With note of reference to the Treasury Comrs.
174. James Reade, servant to the Duke of Gloucester. For a grant of the house and demesnes at Acton, formerly held by Mr. Barkstead, late Lieut. of the Tower, worth 60l. a year; and of the keeping of the Lodge and Gate of Hyde Park, now held by Deane, who was the cause of his sufferings. Has been often imprisoned; was fed 16 weeks on bread and water, and was two years and three quarters in the Tower, in heavy irons, and without light.
175. Lieut.-Col. Wm. Style. For permission to retain the Manors of Carwidros and Croythin, co. Cardigan, which he purchased in 1650 of the then powers, for 1,144l. 7s. 8d., until the pleasure of Parliament be known, His Majesty's word being engaged to satisfy the arrears of soldiers under the Duke of Albemarle. John Vaughan, of the Temple, has obtained a grant of the said manors and of others in the county, without the petitioner's knowledge. With note of reference to the Treasury Comrs.
176. Col. Joseph Bampfield, prisoner in the Tower. For release according to the Act of Oblivion. Has been for three months closely imprisoned for transactions during the late usurpation, to which he was compelled by adversity, being thrown out of His Majesty's employment. Noted [by Nicholas] "not to be released."
177. Richard Creed. For release from the Tower, to which he was committed 24th April last, understanding that he is indemnified by the general pardon. Noted [by Nicholas] "not to be released."
178. Col. George Fleetwood. Not to be confounded with men of greatest malice and impenitence, but to have such mercy that his innocent children may not be ruined by his inexcusable offence: his name was put on the list for trial of the late King without his leave; was never present in the court till the sentence, when Cromwell, having met him, by threats and insinuations compelled him, being young and unprepared, to join in the bloody business, which he has since deeply repented; was a loser rather than a gainer during the late times; refused to sit in the Committee of Safety, or any other, against General Monk; joined with many of the restored Long Parliament in opposing the Act of Abjuration; engaged in the Restoration, and, on 11th May last, drew up his regiment and aided the Mayor of York in proclaiming His Majesty.
179. Thos. Hasselrigg, and six other children of Sir Art. Hasslerigg, prisoner in the Tower. For liberty to visit their father from time to time, after a long journey from the country to see him.
180. John King, prisoner in Newgate, to Sec. Nicholas. To procure him the benefit of the King's pardon; is deeply penitent for being crier of the court at the trial of the late King; was afterwards turned out of his place as messenger to the Council of State, for favouring His Majesty's friends, and has availed himself of the general pardon. Annexing,
180. i. Note of the committal of John King to Newgate, for being crier to the pretended court of justice for murdering the late King. June 6, 1660.
180. ii. Order at the gaol delivery of Newgate, that John King be referred to the orders of Sec. Nicholas, for bail, discharge, or continuance in prison. July 18, 1660.
181, 181 i., 181 ii. The Same to Sec. Nicholas. To the same effect, with duplicates of the above note and order.
182. Anne, wife of Thos. Scot, prisoner in the Tower. To enjoy, though even as a close prisoner, the company of her husband, who, from a place of freedom, has given himself up in a confidence, which His Majesty only can say was not unfounded; is in great distress, her unnatural brother withholds her portion, and her husband's estate and goods are seized, and not a suit of clothes left him.
183. The Same. To the same effect.
184. The Same. For leave to assure her husband that he shall not suffer the sentence of death, which will probably be given him on his trial, without His Majesty's express warrant, which she hopes will never be given; is about to enter into close confinement with her husband, and the King and Parliament have ordered that those of the so-called King's judges who surrendered on the proclamation should be suspended from execution, without express Act of Parliament.
185. Captain James Dillon. For payment out of the Customs on his own or his friends' exports and imports, of 4,000 pieces of eight, employed by him in fitting up a new frigate, the Gloucester, for His Majesty's service, at command of Sir Hen. Bennet, his Resident in Spain, which not being needed, he has made a chargeable voyage, has returned according to proclamation, and come to Bristol with 92 seamen and soldiers, where his frigate is arrested for debt, and he for the men's wages.
186. John Chase, His Majesty's Apothecary. For reference to the Bishop of Salisbury, Bishop Almoner, to procure him indemnity for a bond into which he entered with Ralph Chase, of Littlebrook, Kent, for the debts of the latter, who having destroyed himself, his goods are forfeit to the Crown, and granted to Capt. Leonard.
187. Captain Richard Beach. For restoration of one of two frigates built at his expense for the King's service, but taken during the late troubles, and now surrendered to His Majesty with the rest of the Royal Navy. Noted [by Nicholas] "Warrant for a privy seal for 100l."
188. Cuthbert Morley. For pardon for a mortal hurt given to Rich. Harrison, serjeant of York, who, in 1649, tried to arrest him without warrant. Has been in exile ever since: was a faithful servant of the late King. Annexing,
188. i, ii. Certificates by Sir Fras. Trafford, Godfrey Dennis, and Ralph Constable, of the military services of Cuthbert Morley, especially in the defence of Hull, and at the battle of Preston. June 29, and July 2, 1660.
189. Willm. Newman, and three other creditors of the late Sir Sampson Darell. For reference to the Treasury Comrs. of the consideration of the debts due to them about 20 years ago. Sir Sampson died in 1635, owing 7,008l. 11s. 6d. to the Crown, and 3,576l. to creditors, who having advanced Navy stores for him in trust for the Crown, were decreed by the Court of Wards,—which had custody of the estate, the heir being only 13 years of age,—to have precedence over other claimants; but in spite of other legal proceedings detailed, they have obtained no satisfaction.
190. Officers of the Duke of Gloucester's Regiment in Flanders. For payment as the rest of the garrison at Dunkirk, no order being taken for their establishment; if they should be quartered at Mardike, the officers would suffer great misery, for want of landlords to furnish bedding and lodging.
191. William Thomas. For the Chantership of St. David's Cathedral. Was long sequestered for his loyalty and constancy to the church. With note in his favour by Drs. Sheldon and Morley. [Granted, Aug. 8.]
192. John Wright, late master of the Relief, and Phil. Winspeare, of the Providence, both of Hull, and Roger Ryley, master of the Truelove of Selby. For some course to be taken for restoration of their ships, laden with deals and coals, value 1,600l., which have been made prizes by the Ostenders since May last. With certificate by Wm. Ramsden, mayor, and 11 others of Kingston-upon-Hull, that the value of the said ships is as stated above.