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Charles II - volume 3: June 1-11, 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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June 1-11, 1660

June [1?] 1. Certificate by Thos. Viscount Fauconberg, of his laying hold on the King's gracious pardon, promised in the House of Lords, May 1, 1660, to all who should lay hold of it within 40 days. Signed by Lord Chancellor Hyde.
June 1.
Whitehall.
Proclamation for quieting possessions, forbidding any persons, ecclesiastical or secular, forcibly to enter upon the possessions in which subjects were settled by the late powers, whilst such matters are under consideration in Parliament. Printed. [Proc. Coll., p. 5.]
June 1.
Convertine, Downs.
2. Capt. Thos. Wilkes to Robt. Blackborne, Secretary of the Admiralty Committee. Had no time to take leave, being hasted away. Asks him to inform the Admiralty Comrs. of his arrival in the Downs with his convoys. [Adm. Paper.]
June 1.
Nonsuch, Portsmouth.
3. Capt. Jonathan Waltham to the Admiralty and Navy Comrs. Has come thither from Weymouth. Wants provisions and cleaning, having been three months at sea. [Adm. Paper.]
June 1.
Greyhound, Harwich.
4. Capt. Jeremy Country to the Same. Came in to revictual, but the victuallers will not supply him without order from Mr. Gawden. Requests it by next post. [Adm. Paper.]
June 1.
Merlin, Lynn Depths.
5. Capt. Edward Grove to the Admiralty and Navy Comrs. Has arrived this day, to cruize about for protection of trade, as ordered. [Adm. Paper.]
June 2. 6. Rob. Blackborne to [Sam. Pepys]. Will inform the Commissioners of the order for the Happy Return to go to Hull. Wants an answer to Capt. Pley's request, for the Adventure to act as a convoy. The King, by an order in Council, has enjoined the Admiralty Comrs. to continue to act till further orders. Yesterday he went to the House of Peers, and passed bills for assessments, confirmation of the Parliament, and appointing judges. Sends a proclamation made against debauchery, and the Earl of Manchester's speech. [Adm. Paper.] Encloses,
6. i. Capt. George Pley to Rob. Blackborne. Has sent the Commisioners' packet to Capt. Tadwell, who has at length returned, and says he is ordered to the Downs; this would be a great damage to 12 ships laden with valuable draperies, which, if he goes, will be left destitute of convoy, and will neither get to the French fair they aim at, nor return in time for St. James's fair, Bristol. The merchants have persuaded Tadwell to stay whilst they send up an express. Hopes that as his orders were to attend on the King's transportation, which is effected, he may be allowed to remain in his station.
Weymouth, May 31, 1660.
June 2.
Briar, Harwich.
7. Capt. Anthony Rively to the Admiralty and Navy Comrs. The five Ostenders remain with him, as prisoners, till the order arrives for their disposal, as the Mayor refuses to take them into custody. [Adm. Paper.]
June 2.
Harwich.
8. John Brown to the Same. Victualling of ships. [Adm. Paper.]
June 2.
Cockpit.
9. Certificate by Gen. Monk, that Capt. Wm. Applegarth suffered much in attempting to join his army in Scotland, and is deserving of employment.
June 2. 10. Similar certificate on behalf of the Same, by Lord Howard and two others.
June 2.
Essex House.
11. Earl of Winchelsea to Sec. Nicholas. Recommends Rich. May, an honest and well affected man, as Water Bailiff and Verger for Dover and Sandwich.
June 2.
Cockpit.
12. Ann Lady Monk to the Same. Requests him to assist Wm. Taylor, who has been a great sufferer for loyalty, in his petition for the Stewardship of Windsor.
June 2. 13. Mary Graves to the Same. Requests him to present her petitions to the King, and get orders for them; will give him, if successful, 1,000l., to be stopped by him out of the 10,000l., which should be given beforehand, with the place for her husband petitioned for, they having lost their all in the Royal cause. Annexing,
13. i. Petition of Mary Graves to the King, for the place of Victualler of the Navy for her husband, and an advance of money on account. Sent His Majesty 12 horses, 10 furnished with men and money, and two empty, on one of which His Majesty rode at Worcester fight, and on the other escaped from it. Was imprisoned, lost an estate of 600l. a year, and personalties of 2,000l.; but, being helped by friends, persuaded her husband to let her send provisions from Ireland to Chester for Sir George Booth's rising, for which all their goods were taken, and she imprisoned, and only released on bail of her husband, who has since been made close prisoner; begs his liberation. Their total losses amount to 30,000l.
June 2.
St. Maudlin, Old Fish St.
14. Doctor Matt. Griffith to Chas. Whittaker. Recommends his son-in-law for a place in the Post Office, of which he was deprived for his relationship to so noted a malignant as himself.
June 2. 15. Gratulation and petition of the Mayor, &c., of Oxford, to the King. Congratulate his return; thank him for his late gracious declaration; declare their abhorrence of the barbarous and inhuman parricide of the late King, and their willingness to sacrifice life and fortune in His Majesty's service; also restore, in token of their loyalty, the fee-farm rents due to the Crown, which they purchased for 400l. from the late Government.
June 4. 16. Thos. Bellamy to Col. Thomson. Begs payment of 1,000l. in part of 8,000l. due for victualling. There are 2,000 men in harbour, and lying so long for wages, they are ready to be tumultuous on any occasion. [Adm. Paper.]
June 4. 17. Letter of protection by the King of Spain for the ship Der Kinge from Ostend, laden with white salt. Signed William Hamilton. Dutch. [Adm. Paper.]
June 4.
Dover.
18. Thos. White to Lord General Montague, on board the Charles. Has sent the Paradox with the stores ordered for the Charles and the London. [Adm. Paper.]
June 4.
Deptford.
19. Account, by John Greene, of six ships at Deptford, now in rigging and wages, with the number of men on each; addressed to Rob. Blackborne, Sec. to the Navy Comrs. [Adm. Paper.]
June 4.
Newbury, off Genoa.
20. Capt. Rob. Blake to [the Admiralty Comrs]. Attended the ships for New England, Newfoundland, and Lisbon, from Plymouth, till out of danger, though the Hollanders did all but fight for them. Fell in with six Spanish men-of-war, and chased them to Gibraltar, where they ran into the mole, and it was not thought possible to attack them, the wind being contrary; would gladly have anchored there, for the chance of an attack, but other ships of war were seen, and the merchant vessels could not therefore proceed unguarded. If six frigates and a fireship could cruise in the Straits, they would be very useful. Hopes soon to get clear of the convoying, and revictual in the Straits' mouth. [Adm. Paper.]
June 4
Fox frigate, Chester Water.
21. Capt. Sam. Sharland to the Admiralty and Navy Comrs. Has been carrying battering guns, carriages, arms, powder, &c., from Dublin to Carrickfergus, and bringing back such as are unserviceable; has landed Lord Broghill, Lord Justice Barry, and others. Wants fresh cables, repairs for his vessel, provisions, and discharge tickets for sick men. [Adm. Paper.]
June 4.
Letter Office.
22. James Hickes to Chas. Whittaker, Secretary to Sir Edw. Nicholas. Sends the accounts of the Post Office, and the warrant for the writer's residence in Weymouth, on the King's service. Many of the old postmasters named in the Secretary's instructions are dead; will secure those that are to be met with. Several have waited on Sec. Morice for re-establishment, who have been active against the King.
June 4. 23. Certificate by Sir Thos. Alleyn, Lord Mayor of London, that Allen Talbot, of St. Andrew's, Holborn, lays hold of the King's declaration of favour, and will be a loyal and obedient subject. Printed form.
June 4. 24. Declaration by Edward Palmer of Broxbourne, Hertfordshire, that he avails himself of the King's general pardon. Signed by Sir Harbottle Grimston, Speaker of the House of Commons.
June 4. 25. Similar declaration by William Lord Grey, Baron of Werke, Northumberland, similarly signed.
June 4. 26. Petition of John Heath, haberdasher of London, to the King, for the place of Land Waiter at the Custom House, for which his education specially fits him. Noted as exhibited by Dr. Henchman.
June 4. 27. Deposition of Rob. Whitfield. Was desired to inform Sir Phil. Musgrave that cautions should be given for Cuthbert Studholme not to be allowed to come near the King. Also
Information of Chris. Davis that he was desired to secure Studholme for dangerous words, signifying that he would be the King's executioner. Also
Deposition of Sir Phil. Musgrave. Told Sec. Nicholas of the rumours that reached him against Studholme, and wrote into the country to know the names of the witnesses
June 5.
Cockpit.
28. Gen. Monk to Sec. Nicholas. Sends him an information against Mr. Jenkins, understanding that he has other papers relating thereto, in order that the whole may be presented to Council. Encloses,
28. i. Information of Thos. Lawrence of New Windsor, Berkshire, addressed to General Monk. Michael Jenkins of Bishops gate said to him, three months before, when speaking about disbanding the soldiers, that the King was coming to Dunkirk, and he would give him a horse and 10l. if he would bring him word he had killed the King. June 4.
28. ii. Examination of Michael Jenkins. Utterly denies the words which he is accused of having spoken. June 4.
June 5.
Whitehall.
29. The King to Sir Edw. Walker, Garter King-at-Arms. Orders him to register in his office a grant to Katherine and Mary Stanhope, daughters of Philip Lord Stanhope and of Katherine, created for her services to the Princess of Orange Countess of Chesterfield, the precedency of the daughters of an earl, as if their father had survived to become Earl of Chesterfield.
[June 5.] 30. Draft of the above.
June 5.
Whitehall.
Proclamation setting apart the 28th of June as a day of public thanksgiving, for the inestimable blessing of the King's Restoration, which has put a period to the calamities of three kingdoms. Printed. [Proc. Coll., p. 6.]
June 5.
Whitehall.
31. Petition of Andrew King, merchant of London, to the King, for the office of Clerk of the Bills, called the Usher Office, in the Custom House. Was made by the late King a Commissioner for London, and lost 2,000l. thereby; saved his life by escaping to Oxford; fled at length to France, but returned to sell lands worth 300l. a year, to relieve his pressing wants, and was often imprisoned, &c.; remained in London, and was the person who commanded the Spanish merchants under Viscount Mordaunt to attend His Majesty's landing at Dover. With order thereon granting the petition.
June 5 32. G. Duke to Sec. Nicholas. Recommends his son-in-law Mr. Hale, and also his own son, as good scholars and accountants, for the service to which they are intended.
June 5.
Whitehall.
33. The King to the Lord Mayor and Court of Aldermen of London. Requires that all persons holding public office take the oaths of allegiance and supremacy, as already taken by the members of the House of Commons.
June 5.
Whitehall.
34. Warrant for a grant to Edward Wingfield of the place of King's Waiter in the Port of London.
June 5. 35. Declaration by Nath. Powell of Ewhurst, Sussex, of his laying hold of the King's gracious pardon, as granted at Breda, and promise of future obedience. Attested by Sir Harbottle Grimston, Speaker of the House of Commons. Marked "Mr. Nath. Powell for a warrant for a pardon."
June 5. 36, 37, 38. Similar Declarations by Francis Lascelles of Stauke Hall, co. York; Simon Bennett of Beachampton, co. Bucks; and John Claypole, jun. Three papers.
[June 5.] 39. [Col. John Hutchinson to the Speaker of] the House of Commons. Fears that in the surprise of being proceeded against as a fugitive, by the late proclamation, after claiming the benefit of the King's pardon, he did not speak in the House with a sufficient sense of his guilt, having fallen by the pernicious snares of those who seduced thousands in the unhappy days; was afterwards as ready to sacrifice his life to redeem his crime as he had been to commit it; ceased to act before Cromwell broke up the House, and, after his usurpations, set his honours and friendship at defiance, and would not even visit him; was therefore thought disaffected, and ran great hazards; after Cromwell's death returned to Parliament, in hope of serving the King; refused the engagement to be constant to the Commonwealth; did his best to rescue power from the army, release Sir George Booth, restore the secluded members, and free the Lord General from fellow commissioners. His repentance being long, sincere, and constant, through several changes of affairs, hopes that mercy may be mixed with justice. Will abide the commands of the House, but begs release on parole, and for the sake of his miserable family, not to be excluded from the benefit of the King's pardon, and plucked from the horns of the altar to become his sacrifice. Will dedicate the remainder of his life to His Majesty's service. Endorsed [by Col. Hutchinson] "A copy of my letter to the House of Commons." [This is the letter written by Lucy Hutchinson, in behalf of her husband, as mentioned in her memoirs of him, pp. 369, 370, and 412, ed. 1806. See also Commons Journals, June 5, 1660.]
June 5. 40. Deposition of Henry Dacre, of Abbey Lanercost, Cumberland. Intending to go to London, was told that Cuthbert Studholme, of Carlisle, who was gone thither, laying his hand on his sword, said, "This is the sword shall run Charles Stuart through the heart blood," and was requested to tell Sir Philip Musgrave or some gentleman in London, to prevent further danger. Also
Deposition of Christopher Davies, of Winder, Westmoreland. Was desired to secure Cuthbert Studholme, for uttering words signifying that he intended to be the King's executioner. Also
Deposition of John Pattinson, Townclerk of Carlisle. Was requested, being in London, to give warning that Cuthbert Studholme should not come near the King, for fear of hurt, and delivered the letter sent thereon to Mr. Hope, Lord Howard's secretary; was told that it caused much surprise that Studholme was not taken up.
June 5.
Elias, Chatham
41. Capt. Mark Harrison, to the Admiralty and Navy Comrs. Has arrived and waits their orders; did not repair to them at Whitehall, thinking he could better keep the ship's company in their duty by remaining. [Adm. Paper.]
June 5.
Briar frigate.
42. Capt. Anthony Rively to his wife. Requests her to deliver the enclosed to Squire Blackborne, and find out from him whether it is convenient to go to sea without the King's commission. [Adm. Paper.] Encloses,
42. i. Capt. Ant. Rively to the Admiralty and Navy Comrs. Requests a renewal of his commission, being very unwilling to go to sea without the King's commission. Will be ready in six days, and wants his station ordering
Harwich, June 5.
June 6. 43. Certificate of the sums due for wages to the officers of the ship Mary, for payment of which the Clerk of the Cheque at Chatham received a ticket, which is lost. [Adm. Paper.]
June 6.
Portsmouth frigate, off Scarborough.
44. Capt. Robert Sansum to the Admiralty and Navy Comrs. Is cruising according to orders, between Yarmouth and Tynemouth bar; has seen several of the enemies' men-of-war, but his frigate being foul, has been unable to do any good; accidentally ran into and sunk a hoy, which was designed to give him intelligence about a man-of-war, that had met with a fleet of laden collier vessels. [Adm. Paper.]
June 6. 45. Examinations of Peter Peterson and Nicholas Reinolds. Capt. Cristian Jacobson took a bark off the Spurn, going northwards, and was sending it for Ostend; but it was retaken the next day, by Capt. Rob. Wilkinson. [Adm. Paper.]
June 6.
Hunter frigate, Yarmouth Roads.
46. Capt. Robert Duck to the Admiralty and Navy Comrs. Has plied in his station and convoyed several merchant vessels from the Thames mouth, and is ordered to convoy others back to the Thames road. Has 12 days' victuals on board, and when that is expended, will repair to Harwich to wait orders. [Adm. Paper.]
June 6.
Southampton.
47. Eight Shipmasters of Southampton to Sir Carew Raleigh, Governor of Jersey. Hear that he is going over with a convoy, and desire to embrace the opportunity to send several vessels laden with malt and other perishable provisions, and with merchandise, to Jersey and Guernsey, the times being so dangerous. [Adm. Paper.]
June 6.
Maidstone frigate, near Gravesend.
48. Capt. Thos. Penrose to the Admiralty and Navy Comrs. On orders from Lord Montague, has attended Lady Lockhart from Dunkirk with her retinue, to Gravesend. A Spanish prize has come up with him. Wants provisions and stores. [Adm. Paper.] Encloses,
48. i. Lieut. Richard James, to the Admiralty Comrs. On Lord Montague's order, has taken charge of the Spanish prize Turkey from the Downs; requests some one to be expedited to take the charge of it, wishing to return to his employment on board the Plymouth.
The Prize, in the Hope. June 6.
June 6.
Yarmouth.
49. James Johnson to the Admiralty Comrs. The Fame is convoying vessels to and from Rotterdam, the Satisfaction attending the mackerel fishers; the Hunter sails with vessels for the Thames, Capt. Ducie has arrived from the Downs, but has lost a cable; has been obliged, though somewhat against instructions, to furnish him with one, as he is ordered back to the Downs and cannot proceed without one. [Adm. Paper.]
June 6.
Whitehall.
Proclamation summoning John Lisle and 43 others who sat, gave judgment, or assisted in the horrid and detestable murder of the late King, to appear and surrender within 14 days, on pain of being excepted from pardon. Printed. [Proc. Coll., p. 8.]
June 6.
Essex House.
50. Marquis of Hertford to Sec. Nicholas. Requests him to favour Mr. Booth, a sufferer for loyalty, in his suit for the Customer's place of Ipswich.
June 6.
Inner Temple.
51. Sir Wm. Wylde to the Same. Begs him to present to the King the petition of his son-in-law, whose father was an alderman of London, and a sufferer for his loyalty.
June 6. 52. Sir Phil. Warwick to Chas. Whittaker. To remind Sec. Nicholas of Mr. Latch's petition. Annexing,
52. i. Petition of John Latch, cofferer to His Majesty as Prince, to the King, for restoration to his service, the troubles beginning before he received any benefit from it; went into Holland but returned in 1647, and has been ill or in prison ever since.
June 6. 53. Declaration by George Duke of Buckingham of his submission and acceptance of the King's gracious pardon. Signed by Lord Chancellor Hyde, as Speaker of the House of Lords.
June 6. 54, 55. Similar declarations by Robert Wood of Brakenash, Norfolk, and Peter Kekewich, of Trehawke, Cornwall. Two papers. Both signed by Sir Harbottle Grimston, Speaker of the House of Commons.
June 7. 56, 57. Similar declarations by Robert Lilburne, of Thickley, Durham, and Thos. Ravenscroft, of Bretton, co. Flint. Two papers. Similarly signed.
June 7.
Queen Street.
58. Earl of Strafford to [Sec. Nicholas]. Recommends Dr. Lake, as a deserving person. Apologizes for not having waited on him "in the hurry all men are yet in." Endorsed are notes of projected appointments of the Earl of Cleveland, as Constable of Windsor; of him and Lord Bruce as Lieutenants of Bedfordshire; Earl Southampton as a Lord Lieutenant; Dr. Hurst as physician to the Charter House; Wm. Domville as Attorney-General for Ireland; and Robt. Wood as custos brevium and chyrographer of Common Pleas there.
June 7 ? 59. Petition of Edw. Lake to the King. For the Provostship of Eton, the Mastership of the First Fruits' office, the Mastership of Wards in Ireland, or some competent preferment: also for a grant of forfeited lands. Was Advocate General in Ireland under the late King, served without salary in the wars, used his pen in his behalf, and was promised a grant of a baronet, 600l. a year from forfeited lands, and the Mastership of the Rolls in Ireland.
June 7. 60. Report of the Committee of the Common Council of London, —on a petition of Sir John Weld, for restoration to the office of Townclerk of London,—that he was unduly dismissed in 1642, for non-appearance before the Common Council, when summoned, although withheld from appearing by special command from the King, he being then High Sheriff of Salop, and that he should now be restored.
June 7. 61. Petition of Joseph Batailhé to the King, for the place of Cupbearer or Gentleman Sewer to the future Queen, the purveyance of wines for the household, promised him by the King in 1649, being granted to Sir Wm. Wale. Annexing,
61. i. Grant to Joseph Batailhé, of London, in fulfilment of the late King's promise, of the office of purveyor of wines, when the Royal household is settled. Breda, June 24, 1649.
June 7.
Whitehall.
62. Petition of Grace, wife of Robert Moore, to the King, for the office of Searcher of Customs at Bristol, for her husband. Hazarded her life and the ruin of her family, in gaining intelligence from the enemy's quarters, for His Majesty, after the battle of Worcester, and bringing it to Dr. Erskine, his chaplain. With reference thereon to the Treasury Comrs. and report by Sir Thos. Coventry, in favour of the petitioner. Annexing,
62. i. Pass from the King addressed to the Officers and Soldiers of the Army, for the bearer, with her child and maid to pass the guards, and go into the country.
The Court at Worcester. August 31, 1651.
June 7.
Satisfaction, Yarmouth Roads.
63. Capt. Robt. Wilkinson, to the Admiralty Comrs. Hearing of an English ship taken by an Ostender, went off and retook her, with five Ostenders on board, who are put into Yarmouth prison. She is laden with grain, leather, &c.; has left her in the road. Meets Ostenders daily, but is troubled that they generally outsail him. [Adm. Paper.]
June 7.
Basing, Yarmouth Roads.
64. Capt. Richard Hodges to the Same. Escorted some Scottish vessels to Leith, as ordered; is now transporting General Baynes and his wife to London, and will then hasten back to his station. [Adm. Paper.]
June 7.
Portsmouth Yard.
65. Cha. Thorowgood to General Penn. The Nonsuch has come in to tallow and victual. The Foresight is in, and will be despatched by Tuesday. [Adm. Paper.]
June 7.
Dover.
66. Thos. White to the Admiralty Comrs. Knows not how to represent their condition so as to prevail in obtaining money, so many letters and petitions having failed. Tradesmen who have expended money in fitting up the King's ships are unable to make up their stock, and are at the mercy of their creditors, or forced to take up money on interest. Entreats an order for 2,348l 8s. 7d. arrears, besides what is due for the present quarter. [Adm. Paper.]
June 7.
Ostend.
67. Judges of the Admiralty at Ostend to [the Admiralty Comrs.]. On release of their prisoners, they sent over all the English prisoners, and intended to do so with those from 12 or 14 ships taken since; but their prisoners newly taken complain of being miserably imprisoned in York or Scarborough. On the first news of their release, will send over the English. [Adm. Paper.]
June ? 68. Request that Lord Admiral the Duke of York will write to let the Ostend Admiralty Judges know that, in pursuance of the agreement, between Gen. Monk and Marquis Caracena, all prisoners of war formerly taken at sea have been released; that those now at Scarborough and on board the Briar were taken since the agreement, and are not to be released except on equal exchange, or a month's pay for ransom. [Adm. Paper.]
June 7.
Portsmouth.
69. Capt. Thos. Morris to the Admiralty and Navy Comrs. Is ordered to set sail with two weeks' provisions for 100 men. Entreats 10 men more, his ship requiring more than any fifth rate in England. Wants tickets to discharge his men; will write some, if none are sent down in time. [Adm. Paper.]
June 7.
Portsmouth.
70. The Same to Robert Blackborne. Is ordered to victual for 100 men only, which is too few. Wants tickets of discharge for the other 30. Will make speed to get out to sea. [Adm. Paper.]
June 8.
Newbury, Leghorn Road.
71. Capt. Robert Blake to the Admiralty Comrs. Fell in with 18 sail of Spanish ships, 8 or 10 being men-of-war and the rest hired vessels, carrying soldiers to Cadiz. Being unable to attack them to advantage, made sail with the merchant vessels, and got away; though it lay in the power of the Spaniards to do what they pleased, their men were such ill workers that they never came up. Six frigates could have done what they pleased with the ships. There are great complainings for want of more ships, because of the enemy's increasing. Wants credit at Leghorn, and also the despatch for Tripoli. [Adm. Paper.]
June 8.
The John Keith, Rolling Ground Sands.
72. Capt. John King to the Same. Ranges daily in his station, and forced a shallop of 22 men and two guns to run ashore above Orford. The men came up into the country, but many were taken and sent to Orford gaol. Has brought the ship into Harwich and delivered her to Master Browne. [Adm. Paper.]
June 8.
Yarmouth.
73. James Johnson to the Same. Capt. Wilkinson, of the Satisfaction, has rescued a vessel going to Newcastle, laden with grain, and a hoy laden with salt. The proprietors are anxious to have them, and they are of small value. Asks if the four Ostenders are to be released. [Adm. Paper.]
June 8.
Whitehall.
74. Warrant for a grant to Thomas Nevile of the office of Comptroller of Cloth and Petty Customs in the Port of London.
June 8. 75. Draft of the above, but giving the offices as Comptroller of Petty Customs and pretermitted Customs.
June [8]. Docquet of the above. [Docquet Book, p. 2.]
June 8. 76. Declaration by Sampson Lort, of Manerbier, co. Pembroke, of his acceptance of the King's pardon.
June 8. 77. Similar declaration of Algernon Earl of Northumberland.
June 8. 78. Lord Chamberlain Manchester to Sec. Nicholas. Recommends the widow of the Postmaster at Huntingdon, ejected by the late rulers, for restoration to her husband's place.
June 8. 79. Susannah Poole to Chas. Whittaker. States the sufferings of her late husband, in the King's cause, as a ground for granting her petition for the place of Postmaster at Court. Annexing,
79. i. Petition of Susan, widow of Rich. Poole, Postmaster at Court, and Rich. Poole, their only son, to Sec. Nicholas, for a grant of the said place, conferred April 1, 1638, on Rich. Poole, sen., who held it several years and died a loyal subject.
June 8.
Whitehall.
80. Petition of Sir Job Harby to the King, for a reference of his claim for satisfaction for a third of the impost of 4s. a chaldron on coals, granted him by the late King, on payment of 8,600l., and a share of that on sugars, bought from Phil. Burlamachi for 2,500l., in both of which he lost greatly by the troubles; also for tin, value 11,530l., sold in the war for the late King, and for 2,000l. in gold which he sent him at Oxford, at peril of his life. With reference thereon to the Lord Chief Baron.
June 8. 81. Discharge to Sir John Langham, of Cottesbrook, co. Northampton, of 1,095l. due on his creation as a baronet.
June 8.
Whitehall.
82. Warrant for a pardon to Peter Kekewick, of Trehawke, Cornwall, of all treasons, felonies, &c., since November 2, 1640.
June 9.
Whitehall.
83, 84. Warrants for like pardons to Sir John Wittewrong o Rothamsted, co. Hertford, and Maurice Thomson of Stepney, Middlesex. Two papers.
[June 9.] 85. Draft of the above warrant for Sir John Wittewrong's pardon.
June 9.
Wardrobe.
86. Nich. Oudart to [Sec. Nicholas]. Desires a confirmation for Rich. Mariot of the office of Conveying Letters to and from the Posthouse. Endorsed are notes of appointments of Sir Wm. Compton as Master of Ordnance, Thos. Osborne as Yeoman of the Wardrobe, Windsor, and a reference of Hen. Lester's petition for the Customer's place at Bristol to the Treasury Comrs. June 11.
June 9. 87. Order in Parliament that no more timber be cut, felled, sold, or carried away, in the Forest of Needwood, co. Stafford, till the King's pleasure be further known, and commanding Lord Aston and others to see the order executed.
June 9. 88. Petition of Col. Dud. Dudley to the King, for restoration to his place as Serjeant-at-Arms, and for the Mastership of the Charter House, Smithfield. Was Lieut.-General to Lord Astley's artillery train, under the late King, and lost all his estate by loyalty.
[June 9.] 89. Note of creation of Sir Hum. Winch as a baronet, with remainder to the heirs male of the late Onslow Winch of Everton, co. Huntingdon.
June 9. 90. Petition of Capt. Rich. Yeamans to the King, for the office of Surveyor of Customs at Bristol. His relations have lost life and estate by loyalty. His brother Robert was cruelly murdered by the court martial at Bristol, his other brother cut to pieces, he wounded, imprisoned, and banished, and his estate, worth 2,000l., confiscated. Annexing,
90. i. Particulars of the sufferings, losses, and charges of Capt. Rich. Yeamans of Bristol, for and in the late King's service, especially in the sieges of Bristol and Ragland Castle.
June 9.
Bedford St.
91. Sir Ant. Ashley Cooper [Chancellor of the Exchequer] to Col. Robt. Thomson and the rest of the Admiralty Comrs. Requests them to order payment of 244l. 2s. 11d., due to John Man on bills assigned to him by Rob. Moore, for deal boards and other provisions for the Navy, made in 1658 and 1659. [Adm. Paper.]
June 9.
Weymouth Pink, Portsmouth.
92. Capt. Henry Land to the Admiralty Comrs. Was ordered to Portsmouth for provisions; the agent will supply all, but the baker refuses to deliver bread without money. Begs dispatch to return to his station. [Adm. Paper.]
June 9.
Portsmouth.
93. H. Holt to the Same. Several ships are ready to sail except for bread. Sent for the bakers and gave warrants for the bread, but they say that he has persuaded them to take up so much corn on credit, that they will proceed no further without money. All the victuallers are in great straits; cannot help them, being 500l. out of purse. Hopes a speedy supply. [Adm. Paper.]
June 10.
Harwich.
94. Capt. Anthony Rively, of the Briar frigate, to the Same. Has received their orders about the prisoners, who have been 25 days abroad. Asks to what station he is to go. Will be ready for sea in three days. [Adm. Paper.]
June 10 ? 95. [Lord Chanc. Hyde] to Sec. [Nicholas]. The King is pleased, at request of the Earl of Dorset, to make Marmaduke Gresham, of Limpsfield, Surrey, a baronet, and a warrant is to be procured accordingly.
June 10 ? 96. The Same to the Same. Asks warrants for two baronetcies— Mr. Elwes at request of Mrs. Judy Seymour, and George Howe at request of the Speaker.
June 10. 97. St. Alcock to Chas. Whittaker. Requests him to allow Col. Warde, son of Wm. Warde of Ipswich, an interview, and to give him directions on a petition to the King.
June 10.
Whitehall.
98. Reference to the Treasury Comrs. of the petition of Capt. Veel and two others, the King being sensible of their services and sufferings.
June 10. 99. Petition of Charles Fowkes to the King, for the place of one of the 16 King's Waiters in the Port of London, to which he was appointed in 1643, but was rejected for his loyalty. With reference thereon to the Treasury Comrs.
June 10. 100. Warrant for a grant to Thomas Darcy, of St. Cleers Hall, St. Osyth, Essex, of the rank of a baronet.
June 11.
Covent Garden.
101. Sir Ant. Ashley Cooper to Sec. [Nicholas]. Requests that Ralph Rookesby may be continued as Postmaster of Salisbury. Endorsed with note that he was said to be the person who contributed openly to the murder of Mr. Penruddock(?).
June 11. 102. Certificate by Sir Thos. Peyton that Rich. Gad, innholder, of Sittingbourne, was postmaster before the late troubles, and is loyal and fit for the office.
June 11. 103. Fra. Burdett to [Joseph Williamson]. Apologizes for having detained his son, but hopes he will double his diligence. Begs that regard may be paid to him as a pupil.
June 11. 104. Her. Pr. [Herbert Price ?] to Sec. Nicholas. Begs favour for his wife's petition that he may be sworn in his place, and also for Mr. Skipp's petition. Annexing,
104. i. Request by John Skipp of Ledbury, co. Hereford, for a lease, at the old rent of 18l. 6s. 8d., of the Upper Hall, in the donation of the Bishop of Hereford; it was long in possession of his ancestors, but he lost it because he would not renew his lease from the late powers, and it was granted by Whitelock, Keeper of the Great Seal, to his secretary.
104. ii. Petition of John Skipp of Wall-hills, co. Hereford, to the King, for a portion of the sinecure incumbency of Ledbury, called the Upper Hall portion, which his ancestors have held 100 years, at a rental of 18l. 6s. 8d.; has been sequestered, and lost estates, value 400l. a year, for his loyalty.
June 11. 105. Sir Orlando Bridgeman, [Lord Chief Baron,] Sir Geoffrey Palmer, [Attorney General,] and two others, to Sec. Nicholas. Recommend Thos. Lee of the Middle Temple, as serviceable to the King and well versed in records, for a gracious answer to his petition.
June 11.
Whitehall.
106. Petition of — to the King, for the office of Registrar for Probates of Wills in the Province of York, in consideration of his sufferings and imprisonment for the late King. With reference thereon to the Bishop of Salisbury and Dr. Gilbert Sheldon, and their report, July 19, that being jealous of interfering with a future Metropolitan, they recommend that the grant be made only during the vacancy of the See. Damaged.
June 11.
Whitehall.
107. Petition of Thos. Street, M.P. for Worcester, to the King, for the office of Receiver of Fines and Forfeitures in England and Wales, according to the Statutes concerning Sewers, which office was granted by King James to Pat. Murray and Thos. Potts, reserving to the Crown the moiety of the said fines; but since their lease expired, this revenue has been lost, for want of persons authorized to receive it. Being brought up to the law, is capable of serving therein; has been faithful during the late times; was convened before Rich. Cromwell's Parliament and suffered for his loyalty. With reference thereon to Lord Chief Baron Bridgeman, and report from him and Attorney General Palmer, June 23, in favour of erecting the office of Receiver, but only empowering the petitioner to collect and pay in the fines and forfeitures, and then receive such allowance as the Court of Exchequer shall think fit.
June 11.
Whitehall.
108. Petition of William Dennington to the King, for a patent to continue him in the office of Prothonotary and Clerk of the Crown for Carmarthen and other counties in North Wales, purchased by him in 1654 from Rich. Willis, who had the reversion for life, which Willis is now dead. Has spent great pains and charge in settling the records, which were dispersed by the soldiers, and has always maintained his loyalty. With reference thereon to the Lord Chief Baron and Earl of Carberry, and their report, June 18, 1660, in favour of the petition. Annexing,
108. i. Certificate by John Smythier, secondary to the Prothonotary of the said counties, that the office is only worth 140l. a year, and would be worth but 100l. if the clerks were paid their former allowances. June 16, 1660.
June 11.
Whitehall.
109. Petition of Thos. Lanier to the King, for the Receivership for Suffolk, Cambridgeshire, or some other county. His ancestors have long been servants to the late Kings, and he and his father thought it disloyal not to want conveniences when the Royal possessions were violated by sacrilegious hands, and served the cause with the loss of their little all. With reference thereon to the Treasury Comrs. Endorsed with a note from Lanier to Lord —, vindicating himself from the false statements of Read, a competitor.
[June 11.] 110. Petition of Henry Lester to the King, for the office of Customer Inward of the Port of Bristol, void by the death of John Trupp. Has served loyally 16 years, been plundered, forced to fly for life, losing 6,000l. &c., and has nothing to maintain his wife, a daughter of Col. Gainsford, and his children.
[June 11.] 111. Similar petition to the same effect. [For reference thereon see Oudart to Nicholas, June 9.]
June 11.
Whitehall.
112. Petition of John Stone, mason and architect, to the King, for the place of Mason and Architect to His Majesty, enjoyed by his late father, who had 1,000l. due to him for work done, and was plundered and imprisoned for loyalty; served the late King himself at his own cost, and armed a man under Sir George Booth. With reference thereon to Sec. Nicholas.
June 11 ? 113. Sir Chris. Hatton to [Sec. Nicholas]. Understands Mr. Stone's business is referred to him; begs favour for him as a most honest cavalier, and an able and skilful person in his profession.
June 11.
Whitehall.
114. Pass for M. de Pois, servant of the Duke of Elbœuf, and M. de la Noue, who relates to the Count d'Harcourt, to return to France.
June 11. Declaration by the Mayor, &c. of Lyme Regis, Dorsetshire, of their restoration to the King, out of the "bounden duty of faithfulnesse" they owe him, of all fee-farm rents formerly reserved to the Crown, but purchased by them from the Parliament of 1650. [Case A. Charles II., No. 1.]
June 11.
Deptford.
115. Account of rigging and sea wages for nineteen ships at Deptford. [Adm. Paper.]
June 11.
Yarmouth.
116. James Johnson, to the Admiralty and Navy Comrs. Thinks that Capt. Jeffry Dare, who has returned with the fishers from the North Seas, should go again with 25 or 30 sail which are ready; but if so, he should take in a month or six weeks' pay more, having only a month's provisions on board. [Adm. Paper.]
June 11.
Yarmouth Road.
117. Capt. Jeffry Dare to the Same. Has arrived at Yarmouth, with his convoys from the North Seas, but the season has been very bad for fishing. Several men-of-war have been about, and one boat that was apart was taken; but, on giving chase to the vessel, the boat was released on payment of 60l. The vessel got away. [Adm. Paper.]
June 11.
Ship London, Downs.
118. Vice Admiral Sir John Lawson to the Same. Many ships of his squadron will soon be out of victuals, and there are not stores in Dover to supply them; begs that provisions may be hastened from London, or some means taken to supply them at Dover. [Adm. Paper.]
June 11.
Happy Return, Harwich
119. Joseph Ames to the Same. Hopes to be victualled in seven or eight days, and will proceed, as ordered, to convoy ships to the Sound, and bring back those destined for England. [Adm. Paper.]
June 11. 120. Arguments by Adrian Scrope, in favour of his being made a baron; the Queen requested it from the late King, who promised the grant, as soon as he had the Great Seal. There have always, till now, been barons of that name in England, and he is the heir male of the family. His father lost 30,000l. in the late King's service, no person of his estate doing more, and died of his wounds at Edgehill; was himself several times wounded.