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Charles II - volume 64: December 1662

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Calendar of State Papers Domestic: Charles II, 1661-2. Originally published by Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1861.

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December, 1662

Dec.1. 1. Sir Francis Godolphin to Sec. Bennet. Sends the accounts of the garrison of the Scilly Isles. The collectors for Pendennis and Scilly garrison are gone up to London to pass their accounts in detail, therefore only sends them in gross. This garrison, depending on the continent for provisions, is more distressed than other garrisons for want of pay. Encloses,
1. i. Account of money received by and due for the garrison of the Scilly Isles, since December, 1660; balance due 4,704l.
Dec. 1.
Mincing Lane.
2. Sir J. Robinson to Sec. Bennet. Kenrick is troubled at his close confinement. Adcock's warrant is to be close prisoner. Regrets that being Lord Mayor, he is unable frequently to wait on his honour.
Dec. 1.
Apthorpe.
3. Earls of Exeter and Westmoreland to Sec. Bennet. Send the names of three more Peers, and the valuation of what they hold in the county assessable, to be presented to the Lords Commissioners for assessing for the Militia.
Dec. 1.
Bristol.
4. Deputy Lieutenants of Bristol to Sec. Bennet. Have made some progress in settling the militia, but cannot proceed for want of commissions for their new foot regiment of ten companies; Sir Humph. Hook is to be Colonel, and Nat. Cale to be Lieut.-Colonel. Will be careful to prevent wicked designs, to the disturbance of government.
Dec. 1. 5. Sir Philip Musgrave to Williamson. Though ignorant in antiquities, will give as good an account as he can of the estates of the gentry of those parts. Hopes that some good work for the benefit of the country is intended. Asks if there is any reason of state for the order for an account of receipts and arrears of the garrison of Carlisle.
Dec. 1.
Leghorn.
6. Thos. Clutterbuck to the Navy Comrs. Asks payment of 16l. 15s., advanced by him two years ago. [Adm. Paper.]
Dec. 1. Warrant to Sir Thos. Clarges, commissary general of musters, to muster Lord Wentworth's regiment, according to the establishment received, the first muster to date from 17 November last, and end on the next day of general muster of the rest of the forces. [Ent. Book 11, p. 7.]
Dec. 1. The King to the [Lord Chancellor]. He is to cause a writ to be sealed, empowering the borough of Torrington, co. Devon, to send two members to Parliament, on representation of the Duke of Albemarle that it formerly sent burgesses, is loyal, and of competent wealth. [Ent. Book 10, p. 17.]
Dec. 1. Warrant to commit Adcock to the Tower, to be kept close prisoner. Minute. [Ent. Book 9, p. 86.]
Dec. 1. Warrant to Sir Tho. Prestwich, the prosecutor, to search for W. Skinner. [Ent. Book 9, p. 86.]
Dec. 1. Reference to the Lord Chief Justice of Common Pleas and the Lord Chief Baron of the Exchequer on the petition of Weston, desiring a hearing of his pretensions to the King's interest in the river of Wye. [Ent. Book 13, p. 185.]
Dec. 2. Reference to the Attorney General on the petition of Rob. Thomas, of Llanyhangel, co. Carnarvon, for continuance for 31 years of the patent of James Duke of Monmouth, for regulating export of white draperies, and for his own continuance as his deputy, paying to the Duke 8,000l. a year. [Ent. Book 13, p. 185.]
Dec. 2. 7. R. Thomas to Sec. Bennet. The charge of the concern will be 4,000l. yearly, as a servant must be kept in every port. The law licences all [cloths], value 4l. a piece or under, to be exported; having screwed up 1,000l. a year, in addition to the 8,000l. offered for the Duke [of Monmouth], finds that is the uttermost that it will bear. The Duke could easily procure thanks from 20,000 hands for this grace, and Judge Jenkins, who is known to be no friend to monopolies, pronounces it lawful.
Dec. 2. 8. Memorandum [by Sec. Bennet] of business to be done relative to the signing of documents, &c.
Dec. 2.
London.
9. Sir John Robinson to Sec. Bennet. Reports the state of the troops at the Tower. The private soldiers are paid 3s. 6d. a week, whether the money is received or not, and are clothed; none are discharged without arrears, nor received but on certificate; and they are mustered weekly.
Dec. 3. Warrant to pay to Lady Byron, widow of John Lord Byron, 500l. remaining in the hands of collectors of assessments for 1660, in part of arrears of her pension of 500l. a year. [Ent. Book 9, p. 89.]
Dec. 3.
Whitehall.
10. Reference on a petition not named to the Earl of Lindsey Lord High Chamberlain, Lord Mansfield, and three others.
Dec. 3. 11. W. Coventry to Williamson. Requests dispatch for Mr. Walmsley in a business which is only for the accommodation of his seat. Annexing,
11. i. Petition of Richard Walmesley to the King, to confirm the charter of Edw. II., granting free warren and liberty of hunting in the demesne lands of Rishton, co. Lancaster, and to permit him to empark and employ for breeding deer his other lands adjoining, lying in the parish of Whalley.
Dec. 3. 12. Account of moneys paid in the dockyards at Chatham, Woolwich, and Portsmouth, and of wages to ships, from June 24, 1660, to Dec. 3, 1662; total, 232,598l. 16s. 10¾d. [Adm. Paper.]
Dec. 3. 13. Gilbert, Bishop of London, to Sec. Bennet. Begs the renewal of a warrant granted in Sec. Nicholas's time, but unhappily miscarried, for Dr. Drake to be Chancellor of Salisbury.
Dec. 3.
Whitehall.
The King to the Master of the Rolls. Revokes an order to permit Sir Evan Lloyd to have the nomination of the first of the six clerks' places in Chancery that falls void, a previous similar order having been made on behalf of Lord Colepepper. Requests him to subscribe an engagement to give the nomination to Lord Colepepper. [Ent. Book 10, p. 17.]
Dec. ? 14. Thos. Lord Colepepper to Williamson. The Lord Chancellor dares undertake that the letter done on the writer's motion and for his advantage may be stayed, if he wishes it. Requests that it be not sent till he has attended his lordship thereon.
Dec. 3.
Whitehall.
Reference to Lord Treas. Southampton on the petition of Thos. Green, for the reversion of the Customer's place at Barnstaple, or the Comptroller's at Lynn. [Ent. Book 13, p. 186.]
Dec. 4.
Whitehall.
The King to the Duke of York. There has been great neglect of late in the officers of passage of many ports, especially that of Deal, whereby many suspicious persons pass and repass. Requests that orders be given to the Governor of Deal Castle to allow no boats to carry persons on ship-board without licences; no innholders to entertain such, &c. [Ent. Book 10, p. 18.]
Dec. ? 15. Request for a letter to the Commissioners for repair of Dover Harbour, signifying the King's consent for the stone provided for Dunkirk to be used for repair of the late breach in the harbour.
Dec. 4. The King to [the Commissioners for repair of Dover Harbour]. Permits 200 or 300 tons of stone, now lying at Dover, which should have been transported to Dunkirk, to be employed in repairing the harbour. [Ent. Book 10, p. 21.]
Dec. 4. 16. Warrant for a grant to Dr. Drake of the Chancellorship of Salisbury, void by promotion of Dr. Earles to the Bishopric of Worcester.
Dec. 4. Minute of the above. [Ent. Book 12, p. 3.]
Dec. 4. Privy seal for 5,000l. to the Queen, 500l. to be paid to Francisco da Sylva, and 4,500l. to Mr. Harvey. [Ent. Book 9, p. 88.]
Dec. 4. Pass for Chevalier Du Boloy, envoy from Cardinal de Hesse, to go beyond sea. [Ent. Book 9, p. 88.]
Dec. 4. The King to the Lord Treasurer. Wishes him to pass the pension of 500l. a year granted to Barbara Lady Villiers, any former instructions to the contrary notwithstanding. [Ent. Book 9, p. 88.]
Dec. 4. Warrant for a grant to William Mordaunt of the office of receiving answers, replications, rejoinders, &c., in Wales. [Ent. Book 9, p. 90.]
Dec. 4. Warrant to the Lord Chamberlain and Sir John Denham, to put Mr. Vanderdoes into possession of half the room in the Cockpit, formerly a tennis court, now granted to him, with permission to make alterations therein. [Ent. Book 9, p. 91.]
Dec. 4.
Edenhall.
17. Sir Philip Musgrave to Sec. Bennet. Has with difficulty supplied the common soldiers till their arrears came in, for Carlisle is in so low a condition as to be unable to trust them for a month's diet. Damaged.
Dec. 4. 18. Information of James Gresham. Poulson said that all would soon be papists, for a cardinal is making at London, and the King goes often to mass.
Dec. 4 ? 19. Deposition of William Poulson, of Ware. Was told by Jos. Scryby and John Dixon that a cardinal was soon to arrive in England, and that the King went to mass. Annexing,
19. i., ii. Two memoranda of the address of James Gresham.
Dec. 4.
Whitehall.
20. Warrant for a grant to Alex. Hodgson of the forfeited estate of Thomas Sturdy, of Morehouse, Cumberland, outlawed for refusing the Oath of Allegiance.
Dec. 4. Entry of the above. [Ent. Book 9, p. 92.]
[Dec. 4.] 21. 22. Note of the above grant, with a description of the situation of the estate. Two papers.
Dec. ? 23. Petition of Anthony Walker, M.A., and Henry Woolnough to the King, for a letter to the University of Cambridge to grant them their respective degrees of D.D. and M.A., which they were debarred from taking during the late usurper's tyranny. Annexing,
23. i. Certificate by Dr. Gilb. Sheldon, Dr. John Gauden, and seven other doctors of divinity, in favour of Ant. Walker.
Sept. 21, 1660.
23. ii. Certificate by Dr. Edw. Sparke, and three others, in favour of Hen. Woolnough. Latin. Aug. 15, 1661.
Dec. 4.
Whitehall.
24. The King to the University of Cambridge. Requests them to confer on Anthony Walker, M.A., John Bondwicke, rector of Newdigate, Surrey, John Hannum, M.A., and Henry Woolnough, of Cambridge, the respective degrees which they were prevented from taking by their loyalty in the late unhappy times, all statutes to the contrary notwithstanding.
Dec. Entry of the above, dated December 8. [Ent. Book 12, p. 3.]
Dec. 4.
Woolwich.
25. Willm. Acworth to the Navy Comrs. A place is much wanted for storing rigging, pitch, tar, &c., which lie in the open yard at waste. [Adm. Paper.]
Dec. 4.
Portsmouth.
26. John Tippetts to James Newman. The wet weather delays the storehouse: the oar maker will make the rafters into oars at 5s. the 100 feet, if paid ready money. [Adm. Paper.]
Dec. 5. Warrant for a lease to Sec. Bennet and three others, of mud lands between high and low water in the duchy of Lancaster, and of all encroachments on highways the commissions and inquisitions for which shall be returned within seven years, with a reserved rent of 2s. per acre. [Ent. Book 9, p. 93.]
Dec. 5. Warrant to the Lord Treasurer, on his report of the case, to prepare a lease to Mr Evelyn of 65 acres, the portion of Sayes Court now held by him, for 99 years,—though the term greatly exceeds his instructions,—on rent to the Crown of 20l.; and of 204 acres the remaining portion, for 31 years, rent 40l.; the fine of 2,000l. and the rent of 158l. a year for 31 years are to be allowed to Sir Richard Browne, in part of his entertainment as resident in France. [Ent. Book 9, p. 99.]
Dec. ? 27. Petition of John Kay to the King, for a grant of the Landwaiter's place at the Customs, void by death of Dorrell Munday, a caveat being entered on his behalf, for the disposal of the next Landwaiter's place. [Draft by Williamson.]
Dec. 5.
Whitehall.
28. Warrant for a grant to John Kay of the office of Head Searcher in the Port of London, likely to prove void by removal of— Page.
Dec. 5.
Whitehall.
Proclamation of the King's pleasure, that a treatise called "God and the King," compiled in the time of King James to instruct the people in the meaning of the Oath of Allegiance, be reprinted and sold for 6d.; enjoining all archbishops, bishops, mayors, and other officers to direct all schoolmasters and teachers to teach it their scholars, in Latin or English; all masters of families and apprentices to read it, &c. Printed. [Proc. Coll., p. 130.]
Dec. 5.
Whitehall.
Proclamation for altering the marks by which the cordage of the navy was ordered, by proclamation of Nov. 19, 1661, to be made, to distinguish it from other cordage, and for farther distinguishing the nails; and forbidding any to receive cordage and nails so made, on pain of being considered receivers of stolen goods. Printed. [Proc. Coll., p. 131.]
Dec. 5.
Whitehall.
Reference to the Attorney-General on the petition of the fraternity of needlemakers of London for letters Patent to be made a body, with power to regulate themselves, and redress abuses in England and Wales. [Ent. Book 13, p. 187.]
Dec. 5.
Whitehall.
Reference to Lord Ashley of the petition of Col. Carr, for a warrant for payment of 300l. granted him by the late King, 242l. of which he wishes to receive from Mat. Lock, who owes it to the King. [Ent Book 13, p. 187.]
Dec. 5.
Whitehall.
Reference to Lord Treas. Southampton and Lord Ashley, on the petition of the Gentlemen of Kent, Inhabitants of Sandwich, and Mayor and Aldermen of Canterbury, requesting a fourth part of prizes, wrecks at sea, &c., value 10,000l., to be discovered by them, as an encouragement to build a harbour between Sandwich and Canterbury, which will cost 10,000l., and is needed on account of the growth of a great sand between the Goodwin and the Isle of Thanet, whereby the ancient river of Sandwich runs three feet lower than the said sand. [Ent. Book 13, p. 188.]
Dec. 5.
Whitehall.
Reference also to the Attorney-General of the said petition. [Ent. Book 13, p. 189.]
Dec. 5.
Whitehall.
29. The King to Lord Treas. Southampton. Requests him to assign on some part of the receipt which will yield the readiest supply, 2,027l. 19s. 10d., due to Claude Sourceau and John Allen, his tailors, for the coronation clothes, since which they have disbursed other sums for his use, and are reduced to suchnecessity for want of payment as to be unable to supply him in future.
Dec. 5. Entry of the above. [Ent. Book 10, p. 22.]
Dec. 5. Warrant to continue to Sir John Shaw and Alderman Backwell the monthly pay of 8,718l. 13s. 4d., for the garrison of Dunkirk, so long as it remains in pay, deducting 1,775l. 4s. for the King's regiment, which is to be otherwise paid, and 744l. 16s. for the three troops now in Portugal. [Docquet.]
Dec. 5. Assignment empowering the Earl of St. Alban's and other trustees of the Queen-Mother to lease to the Earl of Sandwich manors, &c., in Brampton, co. Huntingdon, for the residue of the term of 99 years granted to her. [Docquet.]
Dec. 5.
Chatham.
30. Capt. John Brooke to the Navy Comrs. Only one person will venture to the Gore, to get the anchors and cables lost by the Matthias and Assurance, and he demands 20l., 12 men, and a boat, &c., Thinks it would be better done from Margate. [Adm. Paper.]
Dec. 5.
Woolwich Ropeyard.
31. Jo. Falkener to the Same. The 100 lasts of tar which he was to receive have not arrived. Thinks the 70 lasts ordered for Chatham and Portsmouth could be shipped cheaper from London. [Adm. Paper.]
Dec. 5.
Little Mary, Beaumaris.
32. Ferd. Cory, purser of the Little Mary, to the Same. His captain was ordered to bring Sir Nich. Armorer from Dublin; was obliged to buy a week's victuals, as theirs were expended. [Adm. Paper.]
Dec. 6.
Ordnance Office.
33. Officers of Ordnance to the Same. The Primrose has received about 150 tons of ordnance provisions, which were laden in 13 days; know of no damage arising by delay. [Adm. Paper.]
Dec. 6.
Whitehall.
34. Petition of Richard Oliver to the King, for reprieve. Was convicted of treason at the last Essex Assizes, for coining false money, but reprieved and sent to the Tower; promises, if spared, to give evidence against and impeach other coiners. With order thereon for the petitioner's solicitor to attend Sec. Bennet.
Dec. 6.
St. Mawes' Castle.
35. Sir Richard Vyvyan to Sec. Bennet. Begs repayment of 1,500l. laid out by him in the late King's time, on the fort of Helford, in Cornwall; and also his pay for 2½ years, as captain of the garrison there, which he held till the county was subdued, but never received a penny.
Dec. 6.
Pendennis.
36. Col. Richard Arundel to Sec. Bennet. Has sent an officer with the account of what is due to the garrison of Pendennis Castle.
Dec. 8.
Elias.
37. Capt. Rich. Teate to the Navy Comrs. Is taking in the timber and will be ready to sail in two or three days. His boatswain has sold some ropes, but says they were his own. Knew nothing of it till Mr. Adams came down from London. Mr. Furzer says he gave notice of the sale. [Adm. Paper.]
Dec. 8. Grant of restitution of temporalities to Dr. Earles, Bishop of Worcester. Minute. [Ent. Book 12, p. 3.]
Dec. 8.
Berwick.
38. Sir Robert Bindlos to the Earl of Derby. Sends a letter addressed to John Seddon, now prisoner in Lancaster; at first he disowned any knowledge of the writers. He is in prison for refusing the Oaths of Allegiance and Supremacy. He is a member of a church of 900, still meeting at Bishopsgate, and says there are seven other churches in or about London. He is a dangerous fanatic, one of many sent from London to stir up a second rebellion. Sends his examination, also those of Lawson and Green taken by Col. Kirby. Encloses,
38. i. Examination of John Seddon, or Sedan, prisoner. Lived in London nine years, but came to Warrington on his marriage a year ago. Wrote to the congregation in Duke's Place, London, to know whether he might join that in Warrington, of which Wm. Booth, now prisoner in Lancaster Castle, is preacher, there having been some defection among them. Knows the signatures of Nat. Strange, John Ward, and T. Evans to the letter he received in reply, but none of the others. Thinks it was partly written by Hen. Preston, a schoolmaster. [See Nov. 6, 1662.] Lancaster Castle, Dec. 6.
Dec. 8. Warrant for a licence to Richard Walmesley to enclose and impark his demesne lands at Rishton and Whalley, co. Lancaster, adding some adjoining land thereto. [Ent. Book 9, p. 102.]
Dec. 8. Warrant for a grant to Sir Philip Parker, on payment of 10s., of the reversion of certain lands in or near London, in pursuance of a former grant thereof to Sir Calthorpe Parker and his heirs, on failure of the heirs of Thomas Barnardiston. [Ent. Book 9, p. 183.]
Dec. 8. Warrant for a grant to Wm. Ivey, of Wincanton, co. Somerset, of the estate of Edw. Ivey, his brother, forfeit for robbery, but whom the King has been pleased to pardon. [Ent. Book 9, p. 186.]
Dec. 8. Warrant for a grant to Sir Ralph Freeman and Henry Slingsby of the office of Master and Worker of the Mint, with allowances of 18d. per lb. of silver, for waste and charge of workmanship, 1d. per lb. on silver, and 1s. on gold coined, and 500l. a year salary. [Ent. Book 9, p. 186.]
Dec. 8. 39. Estimate by Chris. Pett and two others of the expense of repairs of the Dover; total, 1,069l. [Adm. Paper.]
Dec. 8.
Victualling Officer.
40. Abstract by Denis Gauden of the victuals delivered to the King's ships from April to 30th Nov., 1662; total value, 71,184l. 3s. 4d.; besides victuals delivered to soldiers transported to Jamaica and Portugal, 7,176l. 17s. 3d. [Adm. Paper.]
Dec. 9 ? 41. Lord Chief Justice Bridgman to Sec. Bennet. Does not think that Richard Oliver deserves pardon; he should be kept in custody, but not hanged. His discoveries have come to very little, the parties being acquitted for want of evidence. The only point of importance he discovered was the mint in the Temple, where George Howard coins. He is a dangerous man and tampers with the coiners. Annexing,
41. i. Note of the witnesses against Blunden for issuing false coin, one being the wife of Rich. Oliver.
41. ii. Examination of Rich. Oliver. Blunden, paymaster to the Duke of York, has received from the examinate 700l. or 800l. false money in four or five months, at 14s. and 16s. a pound. John Thomas, of the Duke's troop, received 30l. from his wife, Mary Oliver, and other sums from him for Mr. Blunden. Bought stamps for coining shillings and half crowns, from Mr. Hill, under graver of the Mint. Has impeached several persons now in Newgate, and nine others named, not yet taken. Dec. 9, 1662.
Dec. 10.
Whitehall.
Reference to Lord Treas. Southampton on the petition of the Marquis of Newcastle for the payment of a debt of 1,000l., of which 3,000l. is principal, and the rest interest for 23 years. [Ent. Book 13, p. 190.]
Dec. ? 42. Petition of William Mordaunt, of Scavington, Pembrokeshire, to the King, for investiture in an office in the Court of the Marches of Wales, in which he has been employed by the Lord President. Annexing,
42. i. Certificate by the Earl of Carbery, of his appointment of Wm. Mordaunt to the office of answers, registrations, rejoinders, &c., in his presidency. October 4, 1662.
Dec. 10. 43. Lord Howard, of Andover, to Williamson. Requests the King's pleasure as to Willm. Mordaunt's petition [for a clerkship, &c., in Wales,] which is a thing of course, the place being absolutely in the gift of the Lord President, who has conferred it upon him. Encloses,
43. i. Hugh Butler to Viscount Andover. Has inquired about the office of receiving of bills and answers, &c., and finds that Thos. Camme, who held it for life, is dead.
December 10, 1662.
[Dec. 10.]
[Whitehall.]
44. Petition of Dame Anna Le Grand to the King, for the benefit of certain bonds given by two particular men for the inhabitants of each of divers villages in Wiltshire, who were too poor to pay certain moneys due to the late King; they have levied the money, but converted it to their own account. Annexing,
44. i. List of 32 persons who have entered bonds to pay sums specified, with their residences and amount of the bonds. Endorsed [by Williamson] "Madame Le Grand; bonds."
Dec. 10. Reference of the above petition to the Lord Treasurer. [Ent. Book 13, p. 191.]
Dec. 10. 45. Note for Christopher Fowler, a seditious minister, to be sent to Windsor Castle.
Dec. 10. Warrant to pay to Sir John Shaw and Alderman Backwell 20,000l., out of the moneys due to the King, by the latter on the quitting of Dunkirk, to discharge the arrears of officers and soldiers, &c. [Docquet.]
Dec. 10. Warrant to pay to Stephen Fox 3,702l. 1s. 4d., for pay of the King's regiment under Lord Wentworth's command, from November 17 to November 28 last. [Docquet.]
Dec. 10. Presentation of John Kaye to the Rectory of Croston, co. Lancaster. [Docquet.]
Dec. 10. Grant to Dr. Rich. Drake of the office of Chancellor of Sarum Cathedral. [Docquet.]
Dec. 10.
Westminster.
46. Warrant to pay 500l. to Francisco da Sylva, and 4,500l. to John Harvey, the Queen's treasurer and receiver-general, both sums being for her use.
Dec. 10. Docquet of the above.
Dec. Minute of the above, dated December 4. [Ent. Book 9, p. 88.]
Dec. 10. Warrant to pay to the Treasurer of the Navy 560l., for service at Tangiers. [Docquet.]
Dec. 11. Warrant to pay to Lord Mansfield from the free present money in five counties 960l., for two years' service as gentleman of the robes. [Docquet.]
Dec. 11. Warrant to pay to the Earl of St. Alban's, treasurer to the QueenMother, 20,000l. for her use. [Docquet.]
Dec. 11. Warrant to the Treasurer of the Chamber to pay the usual reward to the yeomen and grooms of the privy buckhounds, for entertainment from Midsummer to Michaelmas last. [Docquet.]
Dec. 11. 47. John Lawrence to Williamson. Has left with Sir Walter Walker the warrant for delivery of the Council books, &c., to a messenger who is to have an order to receive them. They will be useful in the Admiralty Court, in charging Commissioners and debtors for prize goods.
Dec. 11.
London.
48. "True and exact relation of the arraignment, trial, and condemnation of Thos. Tongue, George Philips, Jas. Hind, Fras. Stubbs, John Sallows, and Nath. Gibbs, for high treason, at the Sessions House in the Old Bailey, on Thursday December 11, 1662, being a full discovery of the wholeplot." Imperfect. Printed.
Dec. 11. 49. Estimate of wages paid and payable by Sir George Carteret, navy treasurer, on the privy seal for 417,220l.; giving the names of the respective ships, and the sums paid or payable to each. [Adm. Paper.] Annexing,
49. i.–iii. Three papers of memoranda relative to pagments to ships.
Dec. 11 ? 50. Book of arrears of wages due to discharged seamen on the several ships of the navy, for clothes, chest, and wages, to end Dec. 31, 1662; total, 3,989l. 8s. 6d. Endorsed with note of its payment, March 29, 1664. [Adm. Paper.]
Dec. 11 ? 51. Account of arrears of allowances on certain ships, due the same day; total, 118l. 16s. 9½d. [Adm. Paper.]
Dec. 11.
Portsmouth.
52. John Tippetts to the Navy Comrs. A supply of timber is offered from the Isle of Wight, at 32s. 6d. the load, ready money; purchase of deal. [Adm. Paper.]
Dec. 11.
Portsmouth.
53. Thos. Eastwood to the Same. Has been to the Isle of Wight to buy elm timber, but can persuade nobody to take bills; they expect ready money on delivery; can bring them no lower than 33s., if delivered at the waterside. [Adm. Paper.]
Dec. 11.
Little Dean.
54. Daniel Furzer to the Same. Has put the last timber on board the Elias. Had others been as diligent as he, the ship would by this time have unladen her freight. [Adm. Paper.] Encloses,
54. i. Account of timber shipped on board the Elias.
Bristol, Dec. 8, 1662.
Dec. 12.
Whitehall.
Reference to the Duke of York on the petition of Col. John FitzGerald, for restoration of an estate given by Cromwell to Sir Hardress Waller, transferred to the Earl of Carlingford, and then to the petitioner's nephew and heir apparent, but claimed by the Duke of York, in virtue of a general grant of the estates of the regicides. [Ent. Book 13, p. 191.]
[Dec. 12.]
[Whitehall.]
55. Petition of the Earl of Suffolk and Lord Crofts to the King, for a lease for 31 years of certain derelict lands left by the sea in Kent, on gaining possession thereof for His Majesty at their own charge, fencing and draining them, and paying in a part of their improved value.
Dec. 12. Reference on the above petition to the Lord Treasurer, to certify whether the lands are yet disposed of. [Ent. Book 13, p. 192.]
Dec. 12.
Whitehall.
Reference to Lord Treasurer Southampton, on the petition of the Earl of Lindsey, for payment of 500l., residue of a debt due to him as Governor of Berwick. [Ent. Book 13, p. 193.]
Dec. 12. 56. Bond of John Dallamore, of Andover, co. Hants, and two others, in 200l., for his good behaviour and appearance before a Secretary of State when required.
Dec. 12. Warrant from Sec. Bennet to Sir Edward Broughton, keeper of the Gatehouse, for release of John Dallamore, on security for good behaviour. [Ent. Book 9, p. 189.]
Dec. 12. Warrant from Secretary Bennet to the Same, to take into custody Eliz. Evans for dispersing seditious books and pamphlets. Minute. [Ent. Book 9, p. 190.]
Dec. 12. Like warrant to apprehend the wife of John Batty, to be taken to the Gatehouse, on examination. Minute. [Ent. Book 9, p. 190.]
Dec. 12. Like warrant to Sir John Robinson to keep Giles Calvert close prisoner in the Tower, for seditious practices. Marked "Not executed." Minute. [Ent. Book 9, p. 190.]
Dec. 12. Warrant to the Master of the Great Wardrobe to pay the King's servants, tradesmen, and artificers, for all necessaries delivered for the stables. Minute. [Ent. Book 9, p. 218.]
Dec. 12.
Westminster.
57. Warrant to the Treasurer of the Chamber to pay to Henry Earl of St. Alban's, 430l., for a jewel sold by him to the King, and presented by His Majesty to Mons. De Vavon.
Dec. 12.
Reading.
58. George Thorne, mayor, and two others, of Reading, to John Lord Lovelace, Lord Lieutenant of Berkshire. Numerous sectaries in the town meet every Sunday at Christopher Fowler's, late reputed vicar of St. Mary's parish, who instructs them contrary to law, and by these meetings the audiences in the churches are made very thin. The schismatics scorn persuasion, and defy powers; beg aid and directions to prevent sad consequences.
Dec. 13.
Crown Office.
59. Thomas Agar to Williamson. Sends at request of Mr. Secretary [Bennet,] a list of the counties in which Bennet is a commissioner of peace, &c.
Dec. 13. 60. Marquis of Worcester to Sec. Bennet. Thanks for his taking bail for Capt. Foster's servant; hopes the sessions have satisfied him of the Captain's innocence, and that he will now be dispatched; had six years' experience of him, when imprisoned in the Tower.
Dec. 13. 61. Appointment by Jas. Duke of Ormond, Lord Lieutenant of Somersetshire, of John Lord Poulett, Fras. Lord Hawley, and 17 others, as deputy lieutenants of the said county. Annexing,
61. i. Commission appointing James Duke of Ormond Lord Lieutenant of Somersetshire. Copy.
Dec. 13. 62. Certificate by And. Lord Rutherford, and two others, that Robert Stent served faithfully in the Dunkirk artillery, was instrumental to the Restoration, has taken the oaths, and is now disbanded. Also a pass for him to England, granting him leave to practise any trade, according to the Act enabling disbanded soldiers to trade.
Dec. 13. 63. Lord Howard, of Andover, to Williamson. The grant of the office should be for life; Lady Mordaunt has the fees ready, and any certificates or testimonies required shall be given. Endorsed, "Concerning Mr. Mordaunt's grant."
Dec. 13.
Bristol.
64. Wm. Colston to Sir Edw. Nicholas. Thanks for influence with his successor, Sec. Bennet, to keep his son consul at Marseilles. Dan. Codgell was lately brought to the King by Prince Rupert and others, in order to revoke his son's patent; hopes the King will be informed of the grant made to his son. Codgell not only sold his interest to John Aldworth, who held the place some time during the usurpation, but contracted many debts, and was very litigious with the factors. Would give 50l. or 100l. to take off Codgell's claim. The deputy lieutenants of Bristol are ordered by the Duke of Ormond to apply to Sec. Bennet about settling the city militia. They have written to him, but cannot act till they have new commissions for the officers. Annexing,
64. i. Note of accusations against Dan. Codgell, as disloyal, and unfit for the place of Consul.
Dec. 13.
Whitehall.
Warrant to Sir Wm. Parkhurst and Sir Ant. St. Leger, wardens, and other officers of the Mint, to defray certain bills for extraordinary expenses for diet, by reason of the often meeting of the officers about the new coinage of the late cross and harp money. [Ent. Book 9, p. 100.]
Dec. 13. Warrant to Hen. Northrop to release John Batty, on bond for good behaviour. [Ent. Book 9, p. 190.]
Dec. 13. Order for a warrant appointing Robert Spencer, Sir Henry Vernon, Bart., and six others, Commissioners of Appeals for reregulating the Excise; salary, 200l. a year each. [Ent. Book 9, p. 191.]
Dec. 13. Warrant for Sir Nicholas Slanning to be a Baronet. Minute. [Ent. Book 9, p. 193.]
Dec. 13. Pass for eight horses to France, for the Duke of Vendome. Minute. [Ent. Book 9, p. 193.]
Dec. 13. Warrant for 100l. to — Liddall, in consideration of his sufferings while in His Majesty's service before Algiers. Minute. [Ent. Book 9, p. 193.]
Dec. 14. Warrant for restitution to Dr. John Earles of the temporalities of the bishopric of Worcester. [Docquet.]
Dec. 14. Presentation of John Rustat, King's chaplain, to the Mastership of St. John the Baptist's Hospital, Bath. [Docquet.]
Dec. 15. 65. Col. Th. Culpepper to Sec. Bennet. Reported Ludlow's being in the country, because told so by Sir George Sands. Some of his prisoners will take the Oath of Allegiance, but will not promise not to meet any more, believing that they will not be included in the penalties of the Act; asks his interpretation of it. The posts are much in fault.
Dec. 15.
Dover.
66. J. C. [John Carlisle] to Williamson. Is glad of the proceedings against the traitors, and that the plot is discovered and dashed to pieces; wishes it had been his good fortune to take Ludlow. There has been a great wreck off Calais.
Dec. 15.
Badminton.
67. Lord Herbert to Sec. Bennet. Sends accounts of the payments due at Christmas to the Chepstow Castle garrison.
Dec. 15. Warrant for [John] Baker to be sent from Newgate to the Gatehouse, for treasonable designs against the King and government. Minute. [Ent. Book 9, p. 193.]
Dec. 15. Order for a warrant allowing to Edw. Earl of Sandwich 10,245l., for his expenses as ambassador in his voyage to Portugal, to bring home the Queen; the said sum being the balance remaining in his hands of the Queen's portion, after payments made therefrom for Tangiers, and for expenses of the voyage. [Ent. Book 9, p. 194.]
Dec. 15. 68–71. Information of Thomas Greene, Arthur Groocock, Thos. Buckbury, John Hicks, and Joane Hicks, of Hallaton, co. Leicester. Thomas Swan, of Loddington, co. Leicester, said in drink, when the heavy taxes were complained of, that if Charles Stuart did not order his matters better, he might be dethroned; but he often professed love to the King, and zeal in his service. Four papers.
Dec. 15. 72. Examination of Thos. Swan. Remembers no such words; if he said them at all, it must have been in drink.
Dec. 15.
Whitehall.
73. Examination of John Baker, one of Oliver's halberdiers, in presence of the King. Knows Smith and Kentish, formerly of Oliver's Horse Guard, now of the King's, who intimated to him that they would be willing to give entrance to enemies to destroy the King. Was at the muster of Sir John Robinson's regiment, when he was told that Tong had bullets, and would have killed the King, had they come to close firing, and that His Majesty would have lost his life, had he come before the regiment drawn up, for there were 500 fanatics who bore him ill will; thinks himself a wretch, if he said he would have drawn the King out of his coach, had he come. Was told by Johnston, formerly a fellow halberdier, that if they did not rise soon in England, Scotland would rise before them. Refused to carry money from Warwick House; knew nothing of Ludlow's being in town; but heard that he, Goffe, and Whalley were in England, Heard Capt. Brown say that Vice-Admiral Goodson was a sure man.
Dec. 15. 74. Examination of Rich Kent, one of the King's Guard. Knows John Baker, but has not conferred with him for a year. Saw him at an oyster dinner with others, at Whitehall, a tailor's, by St. Clement's Church, but made no sign to him nor has spoken with him since.
Dec. 15.
Little Mary, Beaumaris.
75. Ferd. Cory to the Navy Comrs. Arrived at Beaumaris Nov. 20, but without victuals: has bought some for the ship, but they will be expended on the 19th. [Adm. Paper.]
Dec. 15.
Lydney.
76. Daniel Furzer to Samuel Pepys. Thinks that sawing and splitting the timber would be more expensive than squaring. Would help Sir John Winter if he could be benefited without prejudice to the King. Has no copy of the contract with him, nor of the bond with Mr. Taylor. [Adm. Paper.]
Dec. 15.
Lydney.
77. The Same to the Navy Comrs. Finds himself accused about the embezzlement of the rope from the Elias; details his proceedings therein. The ropes were pretended to be sent for his use into the forest. [Adm. Paper.]
Dec. 15.
Deptford.
78. Capt. Willm. Badiley to the Same. The water has come into the sail rooms. Posts should be set up to dry sails in winter, when wetted. [Adm. Paper.]