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Charles II - volume 20: October 1660

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Calendar of State Papers Domestic: Charles II, 1660-1. Originally published by Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1860.

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October 1660

1660.
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Volume of Petitions all addressed to the King, unless otherwise specified.
I. For Relief.
1. John Bathe. For relief and maintenance. Was attacked, wounded, imprisoned, and deprived of his pension in a foreign country, for resenting the profanation of His Majesty's name by ill-affected subjects.
2. Joan Bellamy, widow. For relief; her husband and her two brothers were slain in service of the late King, she plundered of all she had by Sir Arthur Hasslerigg, imprisoned 11 months, and turned out of Newcastle, her native town, in great want. Annexing,
2. i. Certificate by Wm. Marquis of Newcastle, that Chris. Bellamy was under his command, and slain at the battle of Hesham Moor.
3. Ann [Lady] Bellamont. Renews her petition for some relief of her great distress, having four children with titles of honour upon them, and little or nothing to maintain them.
4. Mary, daughter of the late Timothy Butts. For relief; her father was deprived of the place of Secretary for the Customs of London, worth 2,000l. a year, for his loyalty, and died before the Restoration.
5. Capt. William Buxton. For relief to replenish his wants and pay his debts, having long served the late King. Noted [by Nicholas], "The King sayes he cannot graunt anything in this kind till his owne estate be better setled." Annexing,
5. i. Certificate by the Earl of Portland, and six others, in favour of the petitioner. October 6, 1660.
6. Rich. Chamberlain, Clerk of the Court of Wards and Liveries. For a mark of favour before going to his grave; is 110 years of age, and has never been able to stir from Oxford since the late King left it; had 1,500l. appointed him as compensation by the Committee appointed to consider of compensation to the officers of Wards and Liveries, but has received nothing. [See Commons' Journals, April 16, 1662.]
7. Richard Cuningham. For payment of 2,000l. due from the late King to the late Rob. Josey, yeoman of the robes, and now belonging to the petitioner, whose wife is Josey's grandchild. Served in the late wars under the Earls of Glencairn and Lauderdale, and raised 40 horse at his own charge.
8. Joan Dixs. To send some one with her and her husband to Sec. Nicholas, to get order on her petition granted by His Majesty, who promised her the first money that comes in, without which they must starve in the streets, where they have lain almost two years. Ventured herself through Lambert's army to Coldstream in Scotland, to give intelligence of the rebels, and was very instrumental in the Restoration.
9. Footmen of the late Duke of Gloucester. For relief; have lost their places, and are reduced to a most necessitous condition.
10. Servants of the Duke of Gloucester. For some course to prevent their utter ruin, being left destitute by the death of their dear and dread master. [With 27 signatures.]
11. Regiment of His Majesty's Guards in Flanders. For a speedy course for their relief. Have not received a penny the last half year, and were compelled to leave officers engaged for payment of their debts, before they could march to their winter quarters at Namur. Marquis Caracena orders no lodging to be granted them except in courts of guards, or vacant houses on the ramparts, and no pay except from the King of England; so that the officers have been obliged to sell their clothes, some even to their last shirt. [With 21 signatures.]
12. Sir Rich. Hardres, Bart, of Great Hardres, co. Kent, servant to his late Majesty. Set on foot the Kentish petition in 1648, for preservation of the late King; led 2,300 horse in Kent, reduced Sandwich, and seized the mock prince set up to represent His Majesty's person; suffered three long imprisonments, and high sequestration, to the loss of 7,000l.; spent 500l. for plate, bedding, &c., for His Majesty, and though permitted to reclaim them, allowed them to remain on Prince Rupert's complaining of the injury to the service that their withdrawal would cause; hazarded his life by conveying information to His Majesty when in the Downs, &c.
13. Wm. Hosyer. Stating his sufferings for his loyalty. Unfinished.
14. Sir Anthony Jackson, servant to his late Majesty. For some consideration, the offices of Gentleman of the Privy Chamber, Prothonotary, and Master of Requests, being granted away from him. Had the two first conferred on him by the late King at Oxford, having risked his life in transmission of intelligence to him; attended him at Newcastle, when in restraint from the Scots, and executed diligently the great charges conferred on him, being sent with letters to the Queen when His Majesty was delivered up to the English. Attended the present King at Worcester, and for proclaiming him, was committed close prisoner, till April 1658, charged with high treason, and always expecting death, by which and by plunderings, his fortune is utterly wasted. Annexing,
14. i. Promise by Charles I. to give to Ant. Jackson the first place that shall become void, of Prothonotary of Common Pleas. Oxford, April 5, 1646.
15. Batt Jewkes, Gentleman Pensioner in ordinary. For relief; has had no means of support since he came over but his credit, which is now utterly wasted.
16. Barnaby and Robert Love. For relief and support; their elder brother Nicholas is exempted by Parliament from pardon, for not surrendering within the 14 days prescribed by the proclamation, though he was in parts so remote that he could not do it; as he has no child, they who have suffered greatly for their loyalty are the natural heirs to their father's estate.
17. Katherine, widow of Philip De Luke, of the New Forest. For relief; her husband was four times plundered for his loyalty, and in danger of hanging; herself stripped and whipped, her son banished, and 1,000l. taken from them. Was instrumental in carrying the late King's commissions, and never discovered them, though reduced to great want.
18. Michael Mullins. For present relief, being unable longer to attend in town. The Lord Treasurer can find nothing for him.
19. Francis Needham, late woollen draper of London. To give credit to no misinformation about him, but to consider his services in helping loyalists with money and clothes, giving bail for them, &c. Hearing from the late Lord Byron that purple cloth was not to be had where His Majesty was, sent him over two pieces. Annexing,
19. i. Certificate by Rich. Lord Byron, that he remembers seeing a receipt by Rich. Harding, of two pieces of purple cloth containing 25 yards, sent over in May 1649 by Thos. Needham, to the King, to be worn as mourning for his father. October 28, 1660.
20. John Osborn. For relief; contracted a debt of 8,000l. for His Majesty's service, but is unable to pay it, because, by taking away the Court of Wards, his office of Remembrancer of the Exchequer, which has been in the family since Edw. VI., is reduced in yearly value from 1,500l. or 2,000l., to 300l., and no compensation has been allowed to him as to other officers.
21. William Lord Paget. Is liable to a fee-farm rent of 750l. upon the whole or any part of his estate. Fell into debt by raising a regiment for the late King, had his estate sequestered for his loyalty, and was obliged to compound for it; losing his privilege as a peer, was threatened with imprisonment, and compelled to purchase the said fee-farm rents from the late usurped powers, in order that by sale of his lands, he might keep out of prison, pay his creditors, and provide for his family, as no purchasers would buy the lands if subject to those rents. Submits his case to His Majesty's favour. Annexing,
21. i. Reasons in favour of the above petition, founded on the petitioner's sufferings, loyalty, &c. October 29, 1660.
22. Eliz. Pinckney, widow. For continuance of her husband's annuity to keep her from starving; her means are wrongfully kept from her and her nine fatherless children; since 1643 has waited on all Parliaments for justice, but they have imprisoned her, beat her with whips, kicked, pulled, and torn her, till shame was cried on them. Buried her husband, who served the late Kings 36 years, at Oxford, after Reading fight.
23. Eliz., relict of Timothy Pinckney. For continuance for her small remainder of life of the pension of 20l. a year, given to her husband as Gentleman Usher and Quarter Waiter to the two last Queens, he dying in the late King's service at Oxford. Trusts that now His Majesty has returned, she may not end her days in prison. Annexing,
23. i. Statement by Wm. Roberts, Auditor of the Exchequer, that King James granted a 20l. pension to Tim. Pinckney, March 23, 1620, which was paid till Christmas 1641, but he knows not whether anything has been paid since.
June 6, 1660.
24. Dame Elizabeth, relict of Sir Thos. Ryves. For relief; her husband was Advocate General to King James, and attended his late Majesty even to his murder, with such fidelity, that on the treaty in the Isle of Wight, the King requested permission for him with a few others to come to him. Being violently enforced to take his most dismal and sorrowful last long leave of His Majesty, he was so utterly heart broken that he languished and died, leaving her in most distressed condition; the late King owed her husband many hundred pounds, and gave him many gracious promises.
25. Grace, widow of Wm. Sheppard, to Sec. Nicholas. For a certificate of her husband's services, that she may obtain relief; he served the late King as messenger at Oxford, carried letters of great trust, was imprisoned, threatened with execution, and died, leaving her without support.
26. Nineteen Sherborne Officers under the Duke of Somerset, Lieut.-General of the first raised forces in the West. For relief, and confirmation of the late King's promises made at Edgehill, Reading, and Oxford, where they were officers, to have pay proportioned to their qualities as long as they live. Were recommended by the Duke of Somerset on his death bed.
27. Capt. James Smith. For relief; served the late King in relieving garrisons, transported the Earl of Derby and others, lent His Majesty 1,650 livres at Brest, built a new frigate in 1655, which, being at sea with the King's commission, was taken by the adverse party; it is now called the Hector and is lying off Deptford, but he has been unable to procure its restoration.
28. Lieut. John Wainhouse, of Lancashire. For speedy relief. Was at great expense in conveying letters by sea, the land passage being obstructed, from the late King at Oxford to the Queen at York; lost 500l. in serving as Lieut. of horse under Lord Gerard. With certificate by Chas. Lord Gerard in favour of the petitioner.
29. John Wenlock, of Langham, co. Essex, counsellor at law, to Sec. Nicholas. For some amends for the cruel and lawless injuries imposed on himself and family, during the usurpation. Those who are loyal are so for conscience sake, and will still continue so; but they have little encouragement, being deprived of the benefit of the law, destitute of all favours, countenance, and respect, and left as a scorn to those who have basely abused them.
30. [Sir] Jonathan Wiseman, of Glaston, co. Somerset, and his wife. For relief; details of his sufferings in the late war; he was knighted by the late King; was once on the ladder to be hanged, but his wife got him off, by bringing in a lease and some writings; was carried again to death five miles under a horse's belly, but escaped and slipped into a ditch; his wife's estate, worth 7,000l. a year, was pawned by the late King for nine years for 10,000l., and ample recompense promised for it.
31. Lieut.-Col. Jean Barre. For subsistence, and means to equip himself for any employment which His Majesty may think fit to give him. French.
32. Jacob Bian, shoemaker. For money to buy working materials, or else to take him back to Utrecht, whence he was sent for by Mr. Harding to serve His Majesty; has spent all his stock and is without credit.
33. Elizabeth Bracy, wife of the late Timothy Snelling. For a livelihood; her husband continued faithful to the late King, as Captain of the magazine at Barnstaple; she was plundered and im prisoned for releasing Col. Seymour and other royalists, and had a pension promised. Annexing,
33. i. Certificate by Sir John Berkeley and eight others, to the loyalty of Capt. Timothy Snelling and his widow, and to her poverty.
34. William Galway. For subsistence till he can obtain employment at Court, being reduced by long attendance to great indigence.
35. Robt. and Margaret Lendall. For a subsistence during their minority; their father hazarded his life for his loyalty, and brought 12 ships from the enemy to His Majesty, but he and their mother died at Flushing.
36. Alexander Laird of McNaughton. For satisfaction for his reduced estate; is ruined by his loyalty, and had many gracious promises of relief.
37. Samuel Morland. For some exemplary mark of favour, whereby he may bear up against his difficulties, or some small sum to find him and his family bread in some remote place, where it may never be known what his hazards, services, and hopes have been. Is pursued by the implacable hatred of his enemies; has no place of credit, and is poorer by 2,000l. than when he entered the service; his wife has lost 10,000l. by not enticing him to go to France, where her uncle would have made her his heir; is a scorn to his enemies, who point at him as a perfidious fellow that betrayed his own masters, and will have a spy's reward; and those who love and have heard His Majesty's gracious expressions concerning him, think he has forfeited his favour, so that he is ashamed to show his head.
38. Capt. Charles Phillips to Sec. Nicholas. To tell him what favours to expect in answer to his petition presented at Breda; must perish without some means of subsistence.
39. Mary Sumner. For leave to present a humble request, when she can find any small thing to repair her losses. Has ever tried to advance His Majesty's service, and was assisting as servant on the same affair for which Lady Mary Howard was sent to the Tower.
40. Henry Thomas. For money to transport him to his family at Flushing. Served His Majesty in his late troubles; sold his house at Middleburg, which cost 1,100l., to help him, and gave 250l. to raise soldiers for him in Flushing. Some goods sent by his wife to England were seized by Cromwell, and she imprisoned three months, and they are now very poor.
41. John Tinkler. For a competency for life. Lost his eyes and both arms, serving the late King as cannonier, and has lived since on the charity of those who compassionated him as being his late Majesty's servant; but the sun being now risen again upon these kingdoms, entreats aid.
II. For Forfeited Estates, &c.
42. Arthur and Mary Hildersham. For the rent of Church Farm, parish of East Meon, co. Hants, during the remainder of a lease still unexpired, bought by Alderman Fras. Allen, on whose attainder it devolves on the Crown; requests this in order that he may have a lease of the premises from the present Bishop of Winchester, his ancestors having long been tenants of the same.
43. Sir Wm. Lewis. For a lease of the custody of East Meon Park, co. Hants, held by the Bishop of Winchester; was obliged to dispose of the remaining term of his former lease to Alderman Fras. Allen, who called his right into question before the then powers, and by whose attainder it now devolves on the Crown. Was among the imprisoned Members of Parliament in 1648, and detained till December, 1651.
44. Stephen Fox. For a grant of the remaining term of lives and years in the Manor and Parish of East Meon and other lands, value 400l. a year, forfeited by the late Alderman Allen, and the inheritance of the Bishop of Winchester. It may prove of great advantage to him to be a tenant of the church. Annexing,
44. i. The King to the Sheriff of Hampshire. The remainder of the lease of Court Farm and Church Farm, Manor of East Meon, Hampshire, forfeit by treason of Fras. Allen, is granted to Stephen Fox. He is therefore to see Fox put into possession of the same, with a saving of the rights of the Bishop of Winchester, to whom and to his successors the inheritance belongs.
45. The Same. For a grant of household goods, tapestry, &c. value 20l. or 30l., forfeited to the King by the late Fras. Allen, of East Meon, but conveyed away and consequently lost to His Majesty, and for a warrant to the High Sheriff for a search after the said goods. Marked [by Nicholas] "fiet."
46. Viscount Taaffe. For a grant of his interest in Caron House, Lambeth, belonging to Allen, late alderman of London, a violent person against His Majesty.
47. Sir James Bunce. For a grant of so much of the forfeitures of Alderman Andrews, deceased, and Gregory Clement, forfeit for murder, as concerns his estate, they having bought from the Commissioners of Drury House some of his houses and lands, which sale is made void by Parliament, and his arrears given him, by order of the House of Lords.
48. Sir James Bruce. To similar effect.
49. Mary Musgrave, daughter to Sir Andrew Cogan, Bart. For a lease of the small estate of Gregory Clement in England and Ireland. Her father lent large sums to the late King, and lost 40,000l. in the cause; she has to support him, and to engage in bonds for him, to prevent his dying in prison, Gregory Clement having for 10 years past enjoyed her whole estate. Her case was before the House of Peers, who recommended her for mercy, Clement's estate being forfeit for sitting in judgment on the late King. Annexing,
49. i. Order in the House of Lords, commending her to favour, Clement having by fraud and power obtained a tenement in East Greenwich, settled on her by her father.
July 23, 1660.
50. The Same. For reparation from the forfeited estate of Gregory Clement, for his seizure, on pretence of her father's delinquency, of an estate not in the least belonging to him, but to her.
51. Nich. Bowdon, of Bowdon, co. Derby. For a warrant to seize for himself some law books, confiscateable as being John Bradshaw's; suffered for his loyalty, and "had a faire studdy of lawe books in the Inner Temple taken away by Mr. Selden." Annexing,
51. i. Form of a warrant to Charles Herne, keeper of the storehouse of the Customs of London, to deliver to Mr. Bowdon seven boxes of books, supposed to be the goods of Serjeant Bradshaw.
51. ii. Note of the books and MSS. found in the library of Bradshaw.
52. William Cawley, jun., and Elizabeth, his wife. For the estate of his late father, forfeit to the Crown for his being concerned in the late King's death; most of it was settled upon him on his marriage. His wife's father was sequestered for loyalty, and he himself was threatened with being disinherited, because he often endeavoured, by solemn tears and prayers, to dissuade his father from contracting the guilt of that detestable fact; he became responsible for many of his father's debts.
53. Richard Hampden and three others. For confirmation of their grant of certain goods of Oliver Cromwell, worth 400l., to be recovered by them towards satisfaction of a debt of 6,000l.
54. Thos. Killigrew, groom of the bedchamber. For a parcel of white plate, of which he has information, value 1,200l., which belonged to Oliver Cromwell.
55. Sir Francis Mackworth. For a grant of certain concealed goods of Cromwell, found by him in cos. Lincoln, Northampton, and Rutland, though he cannot discover their full value till possessed of them.
56. John Shaw. For a grant of Sir John Danvers the traitor's forfeited interest in a lease of the Manor of West Lavington, worth 400l. a year, for the reversion of which he is treating with the Bishop of Salisbury.
57. Col. Rowland Hacker. For a grant of the estate of his brother, Col. Fras. Hacker, convicted for treason, whereby the estate is forfeit, and himself and family and two sisters utterly ruined. His father was a loyal subject to the late King, lent him 1,000l., and was plundered of 4,000l.: his younger brother was slain in the service, and the petitioner was an active commander, and lost the use of a hand. Annexing,
57. i. Certificate by Lord Langdale, and five others, in favour of the petitioner. July 17, 1660.
58. John Cooper, His Majesty's servant. For reparation from the confiscated estate of Col. Fras. Hacker, for 700l., value of goods taken from him by the colonel, in 1654, which he would have recovered by law, but for the confiscation.
59. Countess of Crawford and Lindsay. For reparation from Sir Arthur Hasslerigg's confiscated estate for timber belonging to her husband, cut from his woods at Morpeth, and ready to be transported when seized by him in 1649.
59. i. Estimate of the aforesaid timber, &c., seized by Hasslerigg; total, 8,873l. 2s. 6d.
60. Sir Edw. Widdrington, of Cartington, Bart. For reparation from the estate of Sir Art. Hasslerigg, or some other forfeited person, for his great losses. In obedience to the late King's proclamation, left his dwelling in Northumberland on approach of the Scottish army, losing by spoil and plunder 1,900l. Raised, with his kinsman Lord Widdrington, at their own charge, a regiment of 2,000 foot and 200 horse, to serve under Lord Newcastle, and part of another brigade; was banished and sequestered after the battle of Marston Moor; his wife fined 400l. for giving intelligence to the King's party, and his chief house, Cartington Castle, worth 8,000l., pulled down.
61. John Lyme. For a grant of the farm house and 80 acres of land in Ilston, co. Leicester, worth 60l. a year, which he was obliged by his neighbour, Sir Arthur Hasslerigg, to sell to him, as a condition of being permitted to compound for the rest of his lands. Sir Arthur promised him 1,000l, but only paid 800l., of which he had to pay 700l. for his composition; is willing to pay 400l. or 500l. for this farm, and hopes he may have it, rather than Sir Arthur's children.
62. Henry Earl of Dover. For a grant of the estate of William Heveningham, husband of Mary his granddaughter and heir, condemned for the death of the late King. Suffered want and long and sharp imprisonment for the late King.
63. The Same. For permission for Mrs. Heveningham, his only grandchild and heiress of the barony of Hunsdon, which will descend through her to her children, being not corrupted by their father's crimes, to purchase on moderate terms the estate forfeit by her husband's attainder, value 2,500l. a year, but much encumbered by settlements and securities for 16,000l. debt. Is so worn out by the late troubles as to be incapable of any favour, except through his grandchild.
64. Mary Heveningham. For permission to reside with her children in a house in Drury Lane, formerly part of her jointure, having no house left, as, by the attainder of her husband, all his property falls into His Majesty's hands.
65. Jane Wakman, on behalf of the six children of Sir Art. Heveningham, and Sir John Pettus in behalf of the creditors of Wm. Heveningham. That Lords Townsend and Richardson may be joined with the Earl of Bristol as trustees in the settlement of the estate of Wm. Heveningham, for payment of just debts, and provision for the said wife and children.
66. Sir Thos. Woodcock. For a lease of the House in Windsor, late Cornelius Holland's, one of the late King's murderers; his presence is required there as commander of the foot regiment under Lord Mordaunt.
67. Lieut. Wm. Eyton. For the Fee-farm Estate, value 80l. a year, forfeited by Col. John Jones, who is found guilty of the execrable murder of the late King.
68. Rich. Harland. For the keeping of the Manor House and Park at York, now in possession of Col. Rob. Lilburne, one of the late King's judges, who has fled, and who made great spoil of wood and game therein. Was servant of the late King, suffered imprisonment, &c.
69. Dean and Chapter of the Holy Trinity Cathedral, Winchester. For a grant,towards the rebuilding and repairing of the Cathedral, and of the Dean and Prebendaries' houses, of which 4 out of 13 only are standing,of 300l. worth of timber now cut down a Crundal Manor, belonging to the church, but purchased by Nich. Love, and forfeit to the Crown by his attainder, which timber the Sheriff of Hampshire is seizing for His Majesty's use; such destruction has been made by purchasers of Church lands, that little or no timber is left.
70. Fras. Arundel of Longwood, co. Hants, Colonel of the Life Guard to the late King, and now in His Majesty's Life Guard. For a grant of Longwood Warren, held by his ancestors from the Bishop of Winchester, but sold by his mother, during the late troubles, at an undervalue, to Nich. Love, one of the late King's judges, and now, by his attainder, devolved on the Crown, he repaying the sum for which it was sold, and paying the usual rent to the bishop.
71. Lady Mary Howard. For Mrs. Lisle to be put in possession of a certain estate, the greater part of which is her jointure, which is a certain and easy way for her own relief after her sufferings.
72. Wm. Howard. For a grant of part of 700l., found to be in the hands of John Lisle and other convicted persons, and now forfeited.
73. Katherine Hide, widow. For the forfeited estate of John Lisle, attainted for treason, that she may better subsist and may show kindness to Wm. Lisle, his second son, who married her daughter, and on whom the estates of 500l. a year in possession, and 300l. in reversion, were entailed for want of issue, but John Lisle cut off the entail in revenge, because William adhered to the late King.
74. Rich. Earl of Dorset. For the grant of the estate of John Lisle, or some other convicted for high treason, or for a present in money; his mother, Mary late Countess of Dorset, was 12 years in charge of His Majesty and the Duke of York's education, without any recompense; and on the death of the Countess of Roxburgh, July 20, 1643, she was appointed to take charge of the younger children at St. James's, which she did till her death, without reward, except the warrant for making a baron, which His Majesty is not pleased to renew.
75. Anne, Barbara, and Blanch Chamberlain, children of Col. William Chamberlain. For a lease, on a small rental, of Crooks or Croxton Manor, co. Hants, belonging to John Lisle, one of the excepted persons for treason; are ruined by their father's loyal service in the late wars.
76. Rich. Lord Byron. For the Manor of Chillerton and other lands, co. Hants, and that of Holt, co. Wilts, lately belonging to John Lisle, attainted for treason; the estates of his brother John, late Lord Byron, were confiscated for loyalty, and he, as heir, is obliged to purchase or lose them.
77. John Ayton and Chas. Whittaker, the King's servants, and George Carew. Sir Wm. Courteen, a great merchant and loyal subject, lent moneys amounting to 25,000l. to the late King; his son, Wm. Courteen, and his son-in-law, Sir Edw. Littleton, being sureties for his debts, were ruined and died in exile. George Carew is now appointed to receive the said moneys, pay the creditors, and provide for the grandchildren; the petitioners cannot desire the money out of the exchequer, which has such extraordinary charges, but request leave to raise it from the estates of John Lisle, Thos. Scott, Thos. Andrews, and others concerned in the murder of the late King.
78. John Ayton and George Carew. To the same effect, but requesting leave to raise the money from arrears of Crown revenue before 1659, in the hands of accountants and collectors, to be discovered by them.
79. Anne, widow of Robert Duke. For a lease for 99 years of Ellingham Manor, and of the Abbey Lands, Christ Church, co. Hants, forfeited by attainder of John Lisle. Her husband suffered much in the late wars, was engaged in Col. Penruddock's rising in the west, and sentenced to death, but reprieved and banished to the East Indies, where he has lately died.
80. The five children of Lieut.-Col. Robert Duke, of Wiltshire. To the same effect.
81. Francis Roper. For a commission to recover and receive for himself such goods of Sir Michael Livesey, forfeited by attainder, as were seized and concealed by neighbours, tenants, &c.
82. Thos. Elliott, groom of the chamber. Sir Michael Livesey bought an estate of Cales Banks for 2,000l., but paying only 1,000l., Banks entered again on the land, which is now forfeit; begs a grant of the other 1,000l. which is in the hands of Banks.
83. Wm. Whitehead. To order Barnaby Love, receiver of the estate of Nich. Love, convicted of treason, to pay him 500l., which, as army commissary, under Lord Hopton, he advanced for clothes for the soldiers.and thereby and by sequestration was injured to the amount of 2,000l.,and 500l. as compensation for his sufferings. Had a reference for a Messenger's place, as he held it under the late King, but the places were all full. Annexing,
83. i. Certificate by John [Lord] Paulet, and three others, that the petitioner, late of Hide Street, near Winchester, now of Wallingford, provided the clothes, &c. as aforesaid.
June 4, 1660.
84. Edw. Penruddock. Paid 2,500l. in 1632 for a patent of the reversion of one of the six Clerks' places in Chancery, and in 1638, 5,500l. more for its possession. In 1642, went with the late King to Oxford and thence to France; being sent back on commission from his present Majesty, to agitate and promote his affairs, was betrayed, imprisoned three years in the Tower, hardly escaping with his life, and was imprisoned four times afterwards. In 1643, Nich. Love obtained a grant of the petitioner's office from the Parliament, on pretence of his absence with the King, and purchased a large estate, which is forfeit for treason. Begs reparation out of the said estate for his losses.
85. Edw. Penruddock. To the same effect.
86. The Same. For a lease of Norton Farm, parish of Wonston, co. Hants, forfeit by Nich. Love, who gained 20,000l. by the place of clerk in the Chancery, for which the petitioner paid 10,000l. and only held it three years.
87. The Same. To the same effect.
88. Joseph Rhodes, D.D., His Majesty's chaplain, and surviving executor of Rich. Rhodes, servant to the late and present King. For a free grant of Norton Farm, near Winchester, late the estate of Nicholas Love, exempted from pardon for murder of the late King. Has been many years under sequestration for loyalty and conformity, and his late brother spent 3,000l. or 4,000l., his whole fortune, in the Royal cause.
89. Dame Anne, wife of Sir James Halkett and daughter of the late Jane Murray. For a lease of the estate of Nich. Love, co. Hants, forfeit for treason, that of Berkhampstead Park, granted by the late King to her mother, being otherwise disposed of.
90. Thos. Levingston. For payment out of the estate of Nich. Love, of Lincoln's Inn, who is fled, being found guilty of high treason, of 500l. due to him by Love.
91. Dean, &c., of Christ Church, Oxford. For a grant of the remaining term of a lease which Edm. Ludlow obtained from them by menaces, of Maiden-Bradley Parsonage, co. Wilts, worth 100l., to assist them in the repairs of their church, which His Majesty has often pitied and designed to help; the roof and floors being cut down by the intruders, the work is much decayed, and the money and materials provided for it were expended in service of the late King.
92. Capt. Simon Musgrave. That a debt of 2,000l. due to him from Hen. Martin, whose property is now forfeit for his treason, may be paid out of the said Martin's estate; could not recover it during the late troubles, being a delinquent. Was an officer and lost his right arm in the war. With note in his favour by Sir Phil. Musgrave.
93. Sir Ralph Clare, K.B., and Fras. Finch, His Majesty's ser vants. For the confiscated estate of Simon Mayne, at Dinton, co Bucks; their estates were ruined by their loyalty.
94. Dean and Chapter of Rochester. For a grant of the remainder of the lease of Haddington Manor and Rectory, co. Bucks, belonging to the said church, forfeit by treason of Simon Mayne, in order to assist them in repair of Rochester Cathedral, so miserably wasted that it will require thousands to repair it.
95. Margaret Kilvert. For the forfeited goods of Rob. Mortimer, convicted of sheep stealing at the Devonshire assizes, and burnt in the hand.
96. Robt. [Gordon] Vicount Kenmure. For a grant of Stockenham Rectory, co. Devon, and Clymsland Prior, and Landulph Manors, co. Cornwall, forfeited by Sir Gregory Norton, Bart., for treason, in murdering the late King; he settled them on his lady, who conveyed them to the petitioner, but by the power of the late times, they were taken from him.
97. Sir Alexander Hume. For the benefit of the pardon of John Radcliff, in gaol for killingKer, of Ford, Northumberland.
98. Dame Katherine Ingraham, widow and executrix of Sir Mat. Boynton, Bart. To confer upon two of Boynton's children a debt of 208l. due to their father by the late Fras. Roe, of London, the estate of whose brother and executor, Owen Roe, is confiscated for treason.
99. Oliver Vaughan, brewer. For grant of the remainder of a lease of tenements in Old Street, held of St. Bartholomew's Hospital, on rental of 24l., which lease has fallen into His Majesty's hands by attainder of John Okey. Is principal tenant therein, and has suffered much for loyalty.
100. Matthew Goreham, alias Goring, to the Lord Chancellor. For power to discover such rents, goods, and chattels of Oliver St. John, Wm. Say, Val. Walton, and other judges of the late King, as lie concealed in the hands of certain persons.
101. Wm. Howard. For a grant of certain small tenements in Churchyard Alley, St. Andrew's, Holborn, late the property of Thos. Scott, executed for treason.
102. Capt. John Maxwell. For protection, that he may live like a gentleman, and a grant at the ancient rent, of the Manor of Kennington, sold by Parliament to Thos. Scott, whom he apprehended at Leish, and brought up to London. Has been constant in his allegiance, hazarding all his expectations amongst the Spanish party abroad, and even his life.
103. Katherine, wife of Paul Feryn, groom of the robes. For the lease forfeited by attainder of Alderman Tichborne, of Old Court Manor, part of the demesne of East Greenwich, with parsonage, ballast wharf, &c., on rent of 6l. 13s. 4d., in lieu of a debt of 2,000l. due to her husband's father, as perfumer to the late King and to the Queen, which debt was given to her for a jointure. Her husband was concerned with his partner, Mr. Hemson, in a loss of 8,000l. for sending arms to Scotland by order of the Queen, since 1642.
104. John Heath. For all the personal estate which he can discover of Wm. Toomes, of London, who became felo de se, 4 July, 1655, and of which Dr. Bernard got possession by some grant from Oliver Cromwell. Served His Majesty many years without allowance abroad, and wishes to equip himself to attend him decently in England.
105. Eliz. Countess Dowager of Arundel and Surrey. For the remainder unaccounted for of the estate of Wm. Toomes, of Hackney, Middlesex, who died a felon in 1655, and his whole estate was thus confiscated; His Majesty promised her favour the first opportunity, to relieve her from the incumbrances of these malignant times.
106. Mary, wife of Thos. Lambert. For lease of Butterknowle Coal Pit, late Sir Hen. Vane's, and Thickley Farm, late Rob. Lilburne's, both co. Durham, worth 200l. a year, on rental of 20l. Was promised 5,000l. for helping Lady Dalkeith to convey the Princess Henrietta to France, for which she and her husband were obliged to remain abroad, and lost 1,000l., besides her calling, worth 200l. a year.
107. Sir Francis Mackworth. For a lease of the farm and estate of Thos. Waite, at Market-Overton, on a small rent. Had it granted on a former petition, but finds it valued at a full rack-rent of 140l. a year.
108. Sir Cecil Howard. For a grant of 500l. owed to Thos. Waite, a convicted traitor, and detained till claimed for His Majesty, to whom it is forfeit for treason, and also for power to recover the same.
109. Theobald Viscount Taaffe, of Corron. For the estate of Sir Hardress Waller. Has served 20 years without a penny profit; 520l. a year, given him by the late King in Ireland, is taken away, and also the place of Master of Ordnance there, worth 1,000l. a year.
110. Dean and Chapter of the Holy Trinity, Winchester. For allowance of convenient timber from Husborn Park, forfeit by attainder of Robt. Wallop, and formerly belonging to their church, that they may rebuild their demolished cloisters, library, dwelling-houses, &c.; they have no place for meetings, church timber being so generally wasted and destroyed.
111. John Gaule, Minister of Great Staughton, co. Hunts. For satisfaction from the estate of Col. Walton, confiscated as being one of the judges of the late King, for the arrears of his living, valued at above 400l. a year, which Walton detained from him six years. Was made prisoner by Cromwell, then Colonel, for declaring the unlawfulness of the war against the King, and Col. Whalley would have put him in front of the army to be shot to death, but a soldier prevented it, and then Colonels Walton and Ireton kept him prisoner two years.
112. Sir Edward Green. For a lease of 500 acres of pasture land in Great Staughton, and 400 of fen ground in co. Hunts, part of the estate of Valentine Walton, forfeit for treason.
113. Herbert Springett. For remission of the forfeiture of such parts of the lands of Edw. Whalley, forfeit by his attainder, as were settled on Whalley's son John, who, in 1658, married the petitioner's daughter Elizabeth, the said John having shown many acts of friendship to royalists.
III. Miscellaneous.
114. John Gurgany, D.D. For the next vacant Prebend of Westminster, Windsor, or elsewhere. Was chaplain to the Queen-Mother's family at Merton College, Oxford, and banished by the rebels, till the Restoration, since when, being ill and depending on the promises of friends, he is left in his old age in great poverty and distress. Annexes,
114. i. Testimonials to the truth of the above petition by Mary Duchess of Richmond and Lenox, and numerous noblemen and gentlemen; by Sir Wm. Batten and Sir Wm. Penn, and by George Bishop of Worcester and three other bishops or deans.
115. Thos. Buttolph, chaplain to the late King. For the Prebend in Lincoln Cathedral, void by promotion of Dr. Sanderson to that bishopric. Annexing,
115. i. Certificate by Thos. Richardson, and eight others, in favour of the petitioner.
116. Rich. Heylin, student of Christ Church. For a Canon's place in Christ Church, Oxford, void by promotion of Dr. Sanderson.
117. Dr. Thos. Byrd. For declaration of the King's pleasure whether he or Dr. Baldwin should be appointed Chancellor of the Diocese of Worcester; both have been recommended, but the latter never acted nor suffered for the late King, as he has done.
118. The Same. For the Chancellorship of either Worcester or Chester Diocese, both of which are promised to Dr. Baldwin, who in the late times kept his fellowship of All Souls, and practised in Doctors' Commons.
119. Philip Packer, of Groombridge, Kent. For presentation of John Poeton to the sinecure of Ashenbury, co. Berks, void by death of John Nixon, for his better maintenance as minister of St. Charles Chapel, Groombridge, erected by the petitioner's father, John Packer, in 1625, in gratitude for the late King's return from Spain, and endowed with 20l. a year. With note in his favour by Gilbert Bishop of London.
120. Richard Colbrand, D.D., chaplain in ordinary to the late Duke of Gloucester. For the Rectory of Bocking, shortly to become void by removal of Dr. Gauden. Annexing,
120. i. Certificate by Thos. Paske and Thos. Crouch to the learning and loyalty of Richard Colbrand, Fellow of Gonvile and Caius College. Aug. 11, 1660.
121. Rob. Alington. For confirmation in the Rectory of Haughamcum-Marton, co. Lincoln, to which he was presented seven years before by the patron. Annexing,
121. i. Certificate by Dr. Robt. Sanderson, and two others, that Robt. Alington was legally presented, is loyal, truly ordained, learned, and of good ministerial abilities, and but for the troubles, would have been a doctor, being of 24 years' standing in the University. Sept. 3, 1660.
122. Rich. Bishop. For confirmation of the grant made to himself and his son by the late King, of the office of Serjeant-at-Arms to the House of Commons, the Attorney General having reported in his favour, though Jas. Norfolk is trying to obtain the said office.
123. Michael Crake, 34 years footman to the late King. For renewal of his patent granted under the broad seal, in 1642, of the place of Serjeant-at-Arms to the Speaker of the House of Commons, in reversion after John Hunt, which place Wm. Lenthall prevented his enjoying; he now hears that all grants under the broad seal, after it left London, are to be called in, and his was two months afterwards.
124. Lieut.-Col. Thos. Hunt. For a warrant to be sworn as Serjeant-at-Arms to the House of Commons, which place he purchased from Crake, but for which one Norfolk, engaged in the rebellion, and very offensive to the House, has obtained His Majesty's warrant. Served the late King, and in the action at Salisbury raised 80 men at his own cost; was taken and condemned to death, but escaped by putting on some clothes of his two sisters, whom he left in his room, and who were kept in gaol three years.
125. Noah Bridges, B.C.L. For the office for himself and his son Japhet, of Clerk of the House of Commons, granted him by the late King, on revocation of a former grant toElsing, but which failed to pass the Great Seal, because of the surrender of Oxford.
126. Noah Bridges, B.C.L. For appointment as Clerk of the Parliament next session, with immediate possession of the records, &c.; the office was granted him by the late King, whom he attended in most of his restraints, especially at Newcastle and the Isle of Wight, but he would not interrupt affairs by moving his claim last session.
127. Sir John Aubrey, Bart. Having by a letter from His Majesty of October 13, to the Dean and Chapter of Gloucester, obtained renewal of lease of lands held from them, on fine of 3,000l., and increase of rent from 73l. to 100l.,it afterwards proved that a year of his former lease was unexpired; prays a letter to them to abate the full profits of that year from his fine.
128. Squire Beverton, late mayor of Canterbury. For an immediate grant of the Receivership of Sutton's Hospital, for which His Majesty was pleased, on September 19, to grant him a recommendation to the governors, but the place is by lapse in his gift, not in theirs.
129. Col. Edward Broughton, the King's servant, to the Archbishop of Canterbury. For his recommendation to the office of Warden of the High Commission Court, which he holds by assignment, in case of its re-establishment. With order thereon that if the court be re-established, and his Grace have the right of nomination, he will present the petitioner.
130. The Same. To the same effect.
131. John Cartwright. For withdrawal of the King's late letter obstructing the renewal of his lease of lands in Barnes, Surrey, which he holds from the Dean and Chapter of St. Paul's. Annexing,
131. i. Certificate by Dr. Mat. Nicholas, the Dean, and two of the Chapter of St. Paul's, in favour of the petitioner.
October 31, 1660.
132. Roger Daniel, printer. For a letter for his restoration to the place of University Printer, Cambridge, which he held many years. Printed the late King's Declaration of 12 August [1642], the Commission of Array, and other things of high concern, for which he suffered imprisonment and ejection. Annexing,
132. i. Certificate by Dr. Jo. Pearson, and two others, in favour of the petitioner.
132. ii. Certificate by Roger Daniel, and three others, to the truth of the statements in the above petition. August 15, 1660.
133. Thos. Darcy. For reinforcement of a former order, which is opposed and slighted, to confer a Fellowship upon him. Annexing,
133. i. Form of a letter from the King to Dr. Hen. Ferne, Master of Trinity College and Vice Chancellor of Cambridge, that without further scruple, Thos. Darcy be admitted to the first Fellowship void, on condition of his enjoying no profits till it is actually void.
134. Henry Darell. For a grant to himself and his brother Sampson of the reversion of the Receivership of cos. Lincoln, Notts, and Derby, his previous grant of the offices proving null, because they are held by persons who had grants thereof from the late King.
135. Thos. Fiffin. For confirmation in the office of Philazer for cos. Wilts and Hants, to which he was appointed in 1649. Hazarded his life at the insurrection at Salisbury, but preserved it by imprisonment and loss of what he had.
136. The Same. For a letter commendatory to the Lord Chief Justice of Common Pleas, for the said office.
137. Rich. Franklin and five others, clerks and attorneys of the Court of Common Pleas. For renewal of the King's command to the Lord Chief Justice to admit them to the places of Philazers, which they purchased for sums amounting to 2,400l. from the late King, His Majesty's former warrant thereon, of July last, not having proved effectual. Annexing,
137. i. Statement of the covenants made by the late King with Lord Chief Justices Sir Rob. Heath, Sir John Finch, and Sir Edw. Littleton, to concede to him the nomination of the said places; of the patents thereof granted by the late King to the several petitioners; and of the promise made by Sir Orlando Bridgeman, that when he became Lord Chief Justice, they should enjoy the benefit of their grants.
138. Thomas Frere, Rector of Whitwell, co. Rutland. For a mandate to Sydney Sussex College, Cambridge, to elect his son, Hen. Frere, B.M., to a Fellowship now void. Was imprisoned and plundered for his loyalty, and has seven children unprovided for. Marked [by Nicholas] "Sir John Robinson." Annexing,
138. i. Certificate by Viscount Campden and Alex. Noel, and by George Bowle, who was his fellow prisoner, in favour of the petitioner. August 25, 1660.
139. Samuel, son of the late Sir Peter Rycaut. To declare his pleasure for his enjoyment of the office of Town Clerk of Bristol, for which he had orders in September last, grounded on the great sufferings of his family for their loyalty, although the town clerk who came in without legal election during the usurpation, has, on misinformation, obtained the King's letter for his continuance in office.
140. Fras. Rogers. For grant of the place of Remembrancer of First Fruits and Tenths, purchased by his late father, but made void by the rebellion, Sir John Prettyman, the present remembrancer, being suspended as unworthy.
141. Fras. Joachim Van Hill to the Princess Royal. To move the King to accept one of his sons, whom he has brought up to ride the great horse under Capt. Mozeen, for the place of Yeoman Rider, formerly enjoyed by Sam. Hind. Has served the late Prince of Orange and Her Highness 23 years, without any favour.
142. Sir Robt. Napier, Bart. For leave to surrender his father's patent of Baronetcy, entailed on the heirs male, and to have a regrant of the same to himself and his two younger sons; the elder having proved disobedient, married poorly, and at length died, leaving a son of six years; has lost 20,000l. by sequestration, and has settled the remainder of his estate on his two younger sons.
143. Wm. Phillips to Sec. Nicholas. For freedom. Was falsely accused by a malignant enemy, in April last, of speaking against the King; was three months in prison in the country, and now removed thither and imprisoned; is included in the Act of Indemnity, his pretended offence being before June 24, and he being no menial servant nor enemy to His Majesty.
144. Fras. Bacon. For presentation to the Vicarage of Nuneaton, diocese of Coventry and Lichfield, void by the death of the last incumbent.
145. Thos. Hollyoke. For presentation to the Vicarage of Nuneaton, co. Warwick, In 1642 his father was torn from home for loyalty, his mother beaten so that she died, and the family turned out of an estate of 300l. a year. Annexing,
145. i. Certificate by the Earl of Northampton, Dr. Earles, and 14 other Commissioners for confirming ministers, in favour of the petitioner.
146. The Same. For the Rectory of Tatenhill, co. Stafford.