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Charles II - volume 66: Undated 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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Undated 1662

Warrant to the Master of the Great Wardrobe to allow to Thomas Lanier, executor to the late And. Lanier, 59l. 13s. 4d., for the livery of two boys. [Docquet.]
Warrant to the Master of the Great Wardrobe to pay 59l. 13s. 4d. for summer and winter liveries for 1662, to Wm. Gregory and three others, in place of And. Lanier deceased, for breeding two boys in the art of music for the wind instruments, and to continue the same yearly. [Docquet.]
Warrant to the Master of the Great Wardrobe to allow 23l. 8s. 2d. half yearly, to John Osbaldeston and five other pages of the bedchamber, for winter and summer liveries. [Docquet.]
Like warrant to pay to Wm. Creed, tailor to the late King, 120l., being an arrear of 40l. a year due at All Saints Day, 1662, and to allow him 40l. yearly for life. [Docquet.]
Warrant for an allowance of a yearly livery of 9l. 5s. 4d. to William Austin, the King's master cook. [Docquet.]
Whitehall. 1. Warrant to the Master of the Great Wardrobe to deliver to Edward Montague, master of the horse to the Queen, liveries for one coachman, one postillion, and six footmen for himself, the better to appear in his office, of which the King will defray the charge.
2. Order for a warrant to pay to Sir John Shaw and Edw. Backwell, 1,775l. 4s. monthly, for entertainment of the regiment of Guards, under Thomas Lord Wentworth, late at Dunkirk, to whatever place they may be removed, to begin from July 1, 1662, but payment only to be allowed to men who are on the muster rolls, and defalcations to be made for such as are wanting.
3. Order for a warrant to pay to Philip Warwick two thirds of moneys discovered due to the Crown from accountants and debtors, and authorizing his nominees to make compositions for the same.
4. Declaration that the licence granted by John and William Walker, keepers of the pheasant yard at St. James's, of the keeping of the same to Rich. Bealing and — David, for the use of the Queen Consort, is made by the King's consent.
5. Warrant for a creation of a general office for sale of lands, tenements, merchandise, &c., by way of outcry, either by candle or by upslawne or afslawne, to be called the office for public sales, and for a grant of the same for 41 years to Hen. Wharton, of London. Annexing,
5. i. Statement of the King's pleasure to erect an office of outcry, or sale by the candle, after the manner of foreign countries, and grant thereof to a petitioner not named, who was the first propounder; with the reversion thereof also, in consideration of his contriving the improvement of the Post Office, and his title to the profits thereof, during the life of Charles Lord Stanhope.
6. Blank commission for regulating the affairs of the King's household, above and below stairs, stables, and wardrobe, with power to examine persons or records; the continuance of time introduced disorders and excesses before the late usurpation, during which it was disused, and the expenses have swollen to an excess burdensome to the revenue.
7. Orders by Lord Chamberlain Manchester, for the safety of the palace at Whitehall from fire, that all who have lodgings there provide themselves with leather buckets, according to rules given, to be ready in case of accident. Printed.
8. Grant to Sir Sackville Crow, Bart., of Laugharne, Carmarthenshire, of the government of the tapestry works at Mortlake, co. Surrey, as formerly held by Sir Fras. Crane; also warrant to search out all paintings and drafts for hangings belonging to the late King, and means to repair decayed buildings, looms, &c. Minute.
9. Request by the Duke of Buckingham for a privy seal for the moiety granted him by the King, of moneys that shall be brought in to the Commissioners at Whitefriars, from cos. Berks, Wilts, Oxford, Hants, and Bucks.
10. Order for release of Sir Augustine Coronel, committed to the Fleet by order of Council, June 9, 1662, notwithstanding any writ or process brought against him since his commitment.
11. Note of [a warrant for apprehension of?] Fras. Pauer and Jas. Dickson of Gray's Inn Lane, who offered violence to Sir Wm. Armorer's servants.
12. Note of the King's grant to the Duchesse de Chastillon, or Babelon, of licence to export a certain quantity of alum, on payment of the usual customs. French.
13. Notes [by Williamson] from the signet book, of warrants, grants, &c., passed 1660–1662.
14. The King to Sir Fras. Russell, Capt. Sam. Sandys, and other Deputy Lieutenants of Worcestershire. Riotous persons having lately assembled in that county, threatening disorders, they are commanded, in absence of Lord Windsor, lord lieutenant, to associate with the constables for apprehension of the authors of these disorders, and commit them for the next assizes; to draw out the militia, for preventing such assemblies; and to give an account of proceedings to one of the principal secretaries.
15. The King to [the Dean and Chapter of Lincoln ?] Requires them to elect Rob. Creighton, Greek Professor at Cambridge, as the next Residentiary, and to draw up an act for his election, to be signed by all the present residentiaries.
16. The King to [the Lord Mayor, &c., of York]. Recommends Fras. Lindley to the place of Recorder of York, void by surrender of Sir Thos. Widdrington.
17. E. Sutton to Sec. Bennet. Requests him to obtain the King's letter to the Corporation of Basingstoke, to appoint Thomas Sutton, as Lecturer; he is a sufferer for loyalty, for whom a living was previously granted, but it proved not to be in the King's gift.
18. Lord Ashley to Sec. Bennet. Sends a draft of a privy seal, necessary for rectifying irregularities in payment of moneys for the service of the works.
19. [Sir John Denham ?] to the Lord Treasurer. The King thinks his Office of Works in a good way, in relation to payments and allowances for repairs, &c., and orders that no buildings other than his storehouses be proceeded in, without his lordship's approval, lest the reputation of the office be lessened by unwarrantable charges.
Tower, Saturday. 20. Hen. Slingsby to Williamson. Wishes any order that may be sent for coining new moneys to be directed to Sir Ralph Freeman and Hen. Slingsby, masters and workers of the Mint in the Tower, or either of them.
21. Dr. Peter Du Moulin to —. Requests that Dr. Oliver, rector of Adisham, near Canterbury, may not be permitted to resign to his prejudice; was recommended for the rectory by the Queen of Bohemia, and has spent much in preparation and furniture.
22. S. L. to —. Will seek a warehouse for Mr. Teltes. Sends fruits, meat, &c., and wants some corn sent by his farmer; will send the gazette.
23. — to —. Sends him a medicine invented by the famous chemist Dr. Van Helmont, for cure of apoplexy and other diseases; describes its nature and mode of operation, and gives directions for its administration.
24. Draft of part of the above.
25. Note of places in London where Mr. Riggs and Mr. Tyler should be sought for.
26. Note that Jas. Whittle, of Shoemaker's Row, near Aldgate, will call for his honour's letters to Mr. Cartwright, of Jersey.
27. Certificate by Dr. George Thomson, and four other physicians, to Thomas Horsington's fitness for medical practice. Latin. Endorsed "Mr. Horsington—Sir K. Digby."
28. Power of Attorney from Thomas Lawrence, formerly Lieutenant, of horse, to Christopher Wharton, to receive his share of the money due to indigent officers. With an extract from the Act, authorizing the Commissioners to pay the officers' moneys to their respective attorneys.
29. Desires on behalf of the Earl of Sandwich, master of the great wardrobe, that the debts of the wardrobe being 60,000l., a privy seal may be issued for 20,000l., and also for 4,050l. due for provisions for the funerals of the Dukes of Gloucester and Cambridge, and the Princess Royal.
30. Estimate by an Italian musician that the expense of maintaining a company of six of them would be 1,300l. a year, and that they usually receive 60l. each for the journey. Italian.
31. List of the establishment and salaries of the King's Italian musicians; total, 1,700l. a year.
32. [Proposed] Bill to declare null all grants with-survivorship, or grants in reversion, of offices connected with the administration of justice, and the treasure, revenue, household, customs, keeping of castles, ports, &c.; all who in future procure such grants are to be thereby made incapable of holding office.
33. Information of John Francis Finochelli, prisoner in the Fleet, that Francis Willoughby, also a prisoner, formerly an officer of Cromwell in Dunkirk, said he would not take 40,000l. for his interest in the civil wars. Italian, with a translation.
34. Request [by the Bishop of Worcester] that Rich. Moore's licence for the chapel and curate's chamber at Whitehall, where he preaches to the people, be revoked, and that he be requested to preach no more.
35. List of 31 Baronets and Gentlemen in Derbyshire, including Sir [Thos.] Grisley, Bart., high sheriff, with notes on their loyalty of conduct or otherwise; also a list of 13 others, chiefly lead merchants, persons who never did the King any service, but are able to lend him money.
36. Names of 18 prisoners, chiefly Anabaptists, committed to the Tower touching the late plot, with abstract of the grounds of charge against each, being principally for speaking of the rising in London; wishing it well; speaking ill of the King and bishops; saying that they had sent Commissioners to Holland, where they were to have help on condition of free fishing and liberty of trade, duty free.
37. List of 10 persons, with their addresses; and note that a messenger took Hunt in Broad Street, but released him for 4l. 10s.
38. Information by B. & C.,—that at the house of George Wade, cook, a resort of dissipated persons, Cook said that no good can come so long as Jezebel and her whoredom reigns; that God will in time release his people from tyranny; that before the King's restoration, he was thought a most gracious prince, but now his corruptions have turned against him thousands who would sheath their swords in the bowels of him and his council; and that they wait for a revelation of the Spirit to bring this to pass.
39. Information by B. & C.,—that Major Clayton declared that had they known that things would come to this pass, they would have aided Lambert, and that they are punished for not sacrificing their lives in defence of Harrison and the rest, so barbarously murdered; that King and Parliament will be punished in good time, for there are thousands of discontented persons, and the old officers are ready to aid in their several counties.
40. Information by A. B[radley,] that Lieut. Col. Kiffin said that the scarlet whore, the King, must be stabbed, and it could be easily done in his bedchamber; also, on Aug. 19, he said that he was to command 700 men.
41. Information of the Same. Chas. Hooker told him in July that there was a great design on foot for restoring the Commonwealth; that on the return of the King and Queen from Hampton Court, 1,500 men were lodged in two streets, ready to execute the design, but they did not do it, because their declaration not being ready, it would have caused confusion; that the declaration, when prepared, was for a Commonwealth, confirmation of public sales, liberty of conscience, and against chimney money; that the Scots were not ready, but 1,400 horse were in pay. In October he said the design was considerable; that Cols. Rossiter and Birch were engaged in it, and 30,000l. was received to carry on the work.
42. List of Dunkirk officers, old army officers, &c., remaining in town contrary to the King's proclamation.
43. Address of Mr. Wodenoth, Vine Court, Middle Temple.
44. List of 39 Lieutenants and 19 Aldermen of London in 1662, when Sir John Frederick was mayor, with notes written later, of those who have died, failed, or gone away.
45. Advice by M. Herault for the good government of foreign churches of the kingdom; that as the choice of peaceable and good pastors is very important thereto, the approbation thereof should be left to the King, or some one authorized by him, and that they should not be independent, but under some sort of superintendence; with regulations for the proposed superintendent. French.
46. Statement by Sir Nich. Strode and John Wandesford, of the services of Sir George Strode and John Wandesford to the late King, in conducting the artillery at Edgehill, providing arms to the value of 18,000l., &c., for which they had a grant of Marybone Park, and the right of making gunpowder; they were to have a rate of 1s. per lb. on all powder made for a year after the wars were over. Sir George lost life and estate in the service; John Wandesford was banished 15 years and plundered; and Sir Nicholas Strode and John Wandesford now claim Marybone Park, and the covenant for powder, which is disposed of to another. Their accounts having been misrepresented, they request an inspection thereof, &c.
47. Request by Hen. Bishop for a pension for Capt. John Hart, for service to the late and present Kings, as captain to one of the second-rate ships.
48. Note that Sir Arthur Hasslerigg's estates were granted partly to Sir Thos. and Rob. Hasslerigg, on their petition; partly to Guildford and Horton, on George Collingwood's petition.
"The Case concerning printing the Common Laws of the Realm;" detailing particulars of past licences granted for printing them; of the confirmation thereof as legal by sundry judgments, it being the King's undoubted prerogative to rule and restrain the press, and not questioned till London booksellers, who during the troubles printed what they pleased, now attack it as a monopoly, though confirmed by the Act of the present Parliament, continuing special licences for printing. [Miscel. Coll., 34, p. 537.]
49. Address of Edw. Lynde, purser of the Elizabeth, to the Navy Comrs., complaining that although absent on leave, his captain, Chas. Talbot, has his place supplied by Naylor, his own instrument, and would not allow an account to be taken of the stores as he left them, but gave them into the hands of the steward, when they were extravagantly used; the complainant met the vessel at Harwich, but could not procure a just survey of them, &c., &c. [Adm. Paper.]
50. Arguments against the advisability of allowing Dutch packet boats on the English coasts, as being an abandonment of the sovereignty of the sea, and assisting those who are most capable of impeaching the King's dominion at sea, and would thus be well acquainted with our harbours; stating that no foreign maritime power, having sea dominion, allows any but its own vessels to use packet boats.
51. Representation from the people of South Wales touching Chepstow Bridge. Imperfect, with specimens of four styles of penmanship.
52. Arguments to show that fines upon original writs belong to the Crown, and have not been granted away to the cursitors of Chancery or any other; and that therefore the cursitors who have reserved them are accountable for them, as they were not pardoned by the Act of Oblivion.
53. Request by the Undertakers of the Insurance Office, for incorporation, showing, on calculation, that they expect from the first their receipts to be 175,000l. a year, the premiums averaging 5 per cent., and hope in time to become the insurance office for Europe, if encouraged by Act of Parliament.
54. Request from Mary, widow of Rich. Carver, to the King, for compassion for her poor estate; her husband carried over His Majesty, in his great distress, from near Shoreham into France, at the risk of his life, when by discovering him, he could have gained 1,000l., and has desired no favour in return but the liberation of some of his friends, the Quakers, which was not granted him.
55. List of the 16 Commissioners for Sutton's Hospital.
56. Statement of Sir Lancelot Lake's claim to the coal farm:—The farm of the 12d. per chaldron, payable by the oastmen of Newcastle, on coal sent out of the Tyne to be used in England, and the imposition on coals exported, were granted to him and others in 1639, at 8,300l. rent, on a lease which expired at Christmas 1660. The rent was reduced to 1,838l. 12s. 6d. in 1641, when Parliament took away the impositions, and then Sir Lancelot was the only one who would meddle with the affair, so that but for him, it had been lost for ever; he and Sir John Trevor influenced Parliament to have it continued as part of the late King's inheritance, a service which His Majesty said he would not forget. Sir Lancelot supplied the King when at York with 2,700l. to pay for 10 horses. In 1643, he went to Bristol to tell His Majesty how weak the Parliament forces then were, and that some of the Parliament men were ready to leave the kingdom. In February 1645, he lent the King 270l. on privy seals; he sent his present Majesty when abroad 100l. by Dr. Ryves, now Dean of Windsor, to redeem his plate out of pawn, and lent 300l. to Lord Mordaunt, to take arms for the King. He had a saving of his rights drawn in express words, in the Act of Tonnage and Poundage granted to the King last convention.
57. Note relating to a request for Lord Carbery.
58. Recommendation of Rich. Capell, barrister of Lincoln's Inn, and housekeeper at Gloucester, a man loyal and of competent estate [as fit for a Baronet ?].
59. Note relative to silver and gold demanded by Alderman Edw. Backwell from the Queen Elizabeth of Amsterdam, and the Neptune and Edward of Hamburg.
60. Extract from the statutes of [Queen's College, Oxford ?] excluding from its benefits those who are able to expend 10 marks yearly in schools, and those who refuse to accept patrimony, pension, or cure below 10 marks value, for the sake of staying in the college. Latin. Endorsed [by Williamson] "Mr. Halton."
61. Request by Lord St. Alban's for the Dover packet to bring from Calais some trees for the King, a basket of cheeses, and a case of wines.
62. Account of ribands, embroidery, and other prohibited goods imported from France without paying custom, belonging to M. Sourceau, and seized at M. Shumatt's house.
63. Note of Bradnish and other houses and gardens near Exeter Castle, one of which has been granted since the Restoration to Major Thos. Chudleigh, but the rest were granted by the late King, or during the usurpation.
64. Arguments in favour of keeping up the Almain armory at Greenwich, as conducive to the making of good arms, first taught by Germans brought in by Hen. VIII. Although the King pays for their support, he gets his arms at little more than half their price. The King has sworn in two sword blade makers. Queen Elizabeth kept it up, often visited it, and had tilting, running at the ring, &c., there.
65. Notes on Mr. Marshall's pretensions to the Stillyard:—That in November 1660, his petition for a third of the value of it, with the custody of the house when recovered, was referred to the Attorney General, who reported that Marshall might prosecute the King's right to it at his own charge, and that he deserved favour therein; and that the Lord Treasurer, March 6, 1661, signified that Marshall might have a sixth part of what should be recovered.
66. Memoranda of sundry medical receipts and directions; notes of a projected cypher, and address of the writer's sister, Janet Wilmet, Newcastle, under cover to Gavin Lawry, &c.
London 67. "Narrative of the apprehending, commitment, arraignment, condemnation, and execution of John James, who suffered at Tyburn, November 26, 1661. Also an account of the death of several persons, since the execution of John James, known to be active and diligent in that matter." Printed.
London. 68. Articles agreed upon by the Archbishops and Bishops of both provinces and the whole Clergy, in the convocation holden in London in the year 1562. Reprinted by the King's command, with his declaration prefixed, ordering conformity thereto, and submission of any differences to convocation. Imperfect.
69. Laudatory verses addressed to the King, as brother and benefactor of St. George's confraternity in Bruges, on the erection there of a marble statue in commemoration of his joining them, and of his former condescension in being present at their pastimes, &c. Endorsed [by Williamson] "Inscription to the King's honour at Bruges, where His Majesty was pleased to enter himself of three fraternities, as Philip II. and Charles V. had done before." Printed.
70. Estimate of the charge for victualling the fleet for the year 1662–3; total, 32,653l. 6s. 8d. [Adm. Paper.]
71. Account by Willm. Acworth and Wm. Sheldon of lead delivered from the Woolwich stores, for three yachts named. [Adm. Paper.]
Rosebush. 72. Account of debts by John Beal, cook, to Thos. Strutt, purser of the Rosebush; total, 15l. 12s. 4d. [Adm. Paper.]
73–75. Accounts of goods bought for silk flags for the King's yacht, March 26, April 20, and December 6, 1661. Three papers. [Adm. Paper.]
76. Reference [by Lord Chancellor Clarendon] of the petition of Mrs. Bletchenden to the Bishop Almoner, to examine the case between her and Mr. White, and see that at least the estate is divided between them,—the King being offended that Mr. White procured his recommendation by misrepresentation.
77. Report by Lord Treas. Southampton in favour of the petition of Dr. Clayton, for half of the fines of 4,600l. to be recovered by him from tenants of the duchy of Lancaster, on a composition made with them in King James's time, the recovery being both chargeable and uncertain.
Whitehall. 78. Order on Mr. Ward's petition, that as the petitioner's loyalty, and the grant of the reversion of the place by the late King to his son make the case different from most pretenders to reversions, a bill be drawn accordingly.
79. Order on a petition relating to Wigan, that when a sentence is passed, a commission of review be issued.
80. Note of the petition of Col. Wheeler, that he may receive the 2,000l. promised him by the King, out of 4,000l. due on a discovery prosecuted before the Commissioners at the Savoy, he having relinquished, at request of the Lord Treasurer, a grant of lands and of 2,000l. on wool-bonds in Ireland.
Petitions, all addressed to the King, unless otherwise specified.
81. Hugh, son of the late Sir John Acland. For renewal of a grant of a Baronetcy, which was made to his late father by the late King in Oxford, in recompense for 2,000l. advanced by him for the wars; his estates being afterwards sequestered for his loyalty, and his writings taken and destroyed, his title cannot be made out, though Sir John and his heirs have all along enjoyed the dignity.
82. Lewis Adams. For the office of Receiver of Hearth Money co. Wilts, likely to become void, his father and family having been great sufferers for their loyalty.
83. John Adams. Copy of the above, originally drawn for the receivership of cos. Leicester and Rutland, but altered to that of Wilts.
84. William Earl of Airth and Menteith. For a warrant for making a Baronet, so that he may be enabled to subsist, until some satisfaction can be granted from the great sums due to him from the King, for want of which he is reduced to strange extremities.
85. Dr. Edw. Alderne. For reference to the Earls of Carbery and Anglesey, and Lord Ashley, of his claim to certain lands belonging to the prebend of Hunderton, Hereford Cathedral, long belonging to his family, the reversion of which he purchased from the trustees of the late Parliament, but John Newell, the present prebendary, refuses to renew the lease.
86. Anne and Elizabeth, daughters of the late Rob. Alexander. For grant of some livelihood. Their father lost his places and estate, value 400l. a year, for furnishing the late King with plate and money at Oxford, and with sheep for his army marching towards Brentford, and died soon after the Restoration, before he could represent his losses, or recover his places.
87. Elias Alleyn. Many of the manors, revenues, &c. of the Crown being in great danger of being lost, begs His Majesty to resume the cognizance thereof, to confirm just titles, and settle those that are defective and fraudulent, thereby bringing in a very large increase of revenue. Annexing,
87. i. Abstract of a proposed commission for enquiring into Crown lands. &c.; summoning all persons whose evidences have been destroyed during the late wars to appear before the Commissioners, on pain of forfeiture; and all owners of Crown lands to make returns of their value every seven years, &c. Endorsed with notes relating to the resumption of Crown lands by former Kings.
87. ii. Proposed Act of Parliament to enforce the authority to be given to the Commissioners for Crown lands, as proposed above.
88. Wm. Armstrong, Lieutenant to a troop of English horse serving in Portugal. For an order to land and to re-ship 150 buff coats, which he was sent to buy for the officers, and has purchased in Flanders, but being prohibited goods, they are liable to seizure, or at least to pay customs, though bought for English troops.
89. The Same. A donation has been made of 6,000l. to the English officers and soldiers in Portugal, part of which is expended in chests of sugar, which have been trusted to him to bring over and sell, and to employ the money on cloth and other necessaries; begs leave, as an increase of favour, to land the said sugars duty free.
90. Major Nicholas Bayly. For recompense for his services and sufferings,—as promised when he brought to Brussels the happy news of the change in England,—by a pension of 400l. a year out of the Irish revenue, as enjoyed by many who were making estates when he was sequestered for his loyalty.
91. — Braithwaite. For a letter to Winchester College, to elect his son child of the college, having a numerous family, and small means to educate them.
92. Rich. Bruer, grocer of London. For some office for his comfortable maintenance. His late father, Rich. Bruer, yeoman of the Guard to the late King, was murdered fighting in his service against 200 enemies, in the Kentish design in 1648, and all his goods plundered.
93. The Serjeant and Yeomen of the Privy Buckhounds. For arrears of their salaries and liveries, in order to fit themselves for the service; the serjeant has kept 25 or 30 couple of hounds a year and a quarter, without a penny therefor, his allowance being only 250l. a year, and the yeomen are two and a quarter years in arrears.
94. Charles Lord Buckhurst. For reference to the Lord Chancellor and others of the case between himself, as executor of Edw. late Earl of Dorset, and Sir Job Harby, who refuses to pay him the third of the profits of the patent granted to Sir Job, to John White in behalf of the said Earl, and to [Hen.] Lucas, in behalf of the late Earl of Holland; viz., the patent of the farm of the duties on export of coal, of which Harby was appointed collector.
95. Katherine, widow of Sir Thos. Byron. For 200l. out of the privy seal dormant for 10,000l., having yet received no relief, though she has made many addresses.
96. The Same. For 200l. out of the moneys appointed to be paid Sept. 5 last, having received no recompense due to her husband from the late King, either for his loyalty or her own sufferings.
97. Daniel Cable. For nomination of some merchants to decide the controversy between himself and Rob. Palmer, a factor at Hamburg, who has long refused to restore to him the property of his late father. Marked "Frank Rogers."
98. Elizabeth Carey, widow. That the pension granted her for service to the late King may be transferred, she being old and decrepit, to her son Peter, who followed His Majesty to Oxford, and was there bitten by his dog Cupid.
99. Loyal and indigent Commission Officers of Cornwall. For consideration of their sad condition; are ruined for their loyalty, and conceive that the 40 days' pay, which through false pretenders, and abuses of management, was all that reached them from the 60,000l. Act, is a small reward for 20 years' travel and service. With 12 signatures.
100. Zaccheus Curtis, under keeper of the new Lodge Walk in Cranborn, Windsor Forest. For an effectual order for his restoration to the said place, granted him by the late King, but taken away during the troubles; Lord Mordaunt, notwithstanding His Majesty's privy seal, having put his own butler into the place.
101. Samuel Dale, of Bristol. For appointment as Collector of hearth money at Bristol, where he has faithfully discharged his trust in the services of the Excise and Customs.
102. Sir William Davidson, Bart. For licence to transport 500 tons of wheat and rye, of which there is an unexpected plenty, and which are much wanted in Holland, where he resides at present Noted "He desists, being otherwise furnished."
103. Mark Davies, John Edwards, and two others. Edwards was concerned in 1657, the others in 1658, in the farm of excise in Wiltshire; but their farms were taken from them on changes in the government, before they had time to collect much money, the people being desperate, and refusing to pay without compulsion; yet they are sued for the arrears of the entire rent, and one of them has been in prison three years. Beg relief Annexing,
103. i Reasons why the petitioners should not be called on to pay the said arrears.
104. William Dennington. For permission to surrender to Sam. and Jas. Astry his office of prothonotary of cos. Carmarthen, Pembroke, and Cardigan.
105. Eliz., widow of Capt. Robert Dodson. For 50l. out of the 2,000l. granted by His Majesty's bounty. Her husband served the late King at Oxford, and died after long languishing of his dangerous wounds.
106. One hundred and fifty distressed Widows of the Surgeons employed for recovery of sick and wounded persons, and others, inhabitants of Dover. For money due to them, and promised under certificate of the Mayor and Jurats, for quartering and attending to the sick and wounded from the garrison of Dunkirk.
107. Ann, widow of Nicholas Downe, chief clerk of the kitchen. For a pension. Her husband served His Majesty from his infancy till his going over to France, lost all his property in the wars, and was forced to go to Virginia, where he died, leaving her without support.
108. Dyers of England. For a patent appointing a person to moderate the great liberty used in transporting undyed and undressed woollen manufactures, to be dyed and dressed abroad, whilst they are starving for want of occupation. The Duke of Monmouth has a power of restraint against those who transport more than is needful for the religious orders abroad, but so many obtain exceptions or offer money, that they attain their own ends. Numerously signed.
109. Capt. Phil. Ellis. All his estate was sequestered for service to the late King, but 700l. still remains undisposed of, and is not pardoned under the Act of Oblivion; entreats a commission for restoration of his goods or provision for himself and his family. Annexing,
109. i Certificate by Sir Philip Musgrave, and six others, that Capt. Phil. Ellis, of Rose Castle, Cumberland, is zealous and orthodox; raised troops at his own expense for the late King; served four years without pay; was at the siege of Carlisle; stood a siege in his own castle, which was taken; lost more than 3,000l.; was imprisoned 26 weeks, and has refused all offers of service from the King's enemies.
109. ii. Form of a warrant for a grant to Capt. Philip Ellis, of the goods and estates taken from him by sequestrators in Cumberland, value 700l. or more, with directions for restoring the same.
110. John Evelyn. For a place in the Commission set on foot for making saltpetre, to prevent fraud and ease grievances. His great grandfather and grandfather were the first who set that work on foot in this kingdom, and it continued in the family till the decease of the late King.
111. Major Fitzharris. For some small relief, as the rest of his associates have had. Was banished his country [Ireland] for loyalty; obtained employment in France, but left it to trail a pike under His Majesty's ensigns, in the Duke of Ormond's regiment in Flanders.
112. The Same. For some small succour; being banished by the usurpers, trailed a pike at his own charge under His Majesty's ensign in Flanders, and is the only one in that service left unrewarded.
113. Phineas Fitz Randolph. For a pension. Served His Majesty in Scotland and at Wigan fight, and was promised in 1660 a place in the Customs' House, Sunderland, but the Commissioners have put him off with promises, and he is now old and infirm.
114. Col. Gerard Fitz Simon. For present employment in the garrisons, or for maintenance, till he can have promotion in the army. Lost an estate of 400l. a year for his loyalty, and 4,084l. due to him for his service, and is reduced to extreme poverty.
115. Nicholas Fleming of Malton, co. York, Captain of the horse in Col. William Eure's regiment. For admission as a disbanded officer, either in Hull or Scarborough, with 2s. 6d. a day. Served in the late wars under the Earl of Newcastle; marched with the QueenMother when she came from Holland, &c.; was often wounded, so that he is now always in pain, lame in one leg and arm, and unable to help himself. Endorsed with a form of a warrant for Capt. Nich. Fleming to be mustered as a private soldier in two companies at Hull, though free from duty, that he may thus receive the pay of two soldiers, without exceeding the established number of the garrison.
116. Raphael Folliard and Thomas Lisle, His Majesty's servants, and other loyal subjects. For power by patent and proclamation to gather the rates of 15d. a bushel, or 4d. a half barrel, to be imposed on export of oysters which now pay nothing, whereby excessive quantities are exported to Holland and elsewhere, and they are dear in London, &c.
117. John Forster. For leave to surrender his place as Comptroller in the port of Sandwich to Walter, son of Sir Arnold Braems.
118. Capt. Thos. Gardiner. For relief; faithfully served during the late rebellion; was taken prisoner at Newark, and kept 12 months; in 1657, intended an attempt on Cromwell, but was taken in the gallery at Hampton Court, with two loaded pistols and a dagger, kept 12 months a prisoner, and only failed to be sentenced to death by want of evidence on the trial.
119. Mary, daughter of Thos. Gibson, of Ripley, co. Surrey. For recompense for the fidelity of herself and her father; after Worcester fight, His Majesty came to the Talbot, her father's house, then full of soldiers sent to search for him, when her father persuaded the captain that he was a nephew of his from Cambridge, and conducted him by cross roads the next morning; he was imprisoned three months on suspicion, and had the fact been proved, he and she also had been put to a miserable death.
120. Robert Gookin and John Stepney. To know the King's pleasure concerning the St. Lewis, a Portuguese man-of-war, forced on shore in December 1661, at Kinsale Harbour, to the great injury of the harbour, but saved and floated by them, on contract with the owners for 900l., or for leave to sell the ship; the money not having been paid, the ship is theirs, and they offer it to His Majesty, on payment for their pains in floating it; otherwise they must sell it or the materials.
121. Jas. Gordon. For the office of Clerk to the Property Rolls in the Exchequer of Scotland; his late father, who was keeper of the signet in Scotland, suffered much for his adherence to the late King's commands, conveyed in his letters of June 29, 1639, and he himself faithfully adhered to the King, and did not comply in the least with his enemies.
122. Melior, relict of Col. John Gower. For leave to nominate some aliens to be admitted denizens. Her husband raised a troop of horse at his own charge for the late King, and served till he was slain at Scarborough, and all his estate was seized and sold.
123. Thomas Gravener, of Burford. For an alms-room in Christ Church Hospital [Oxford], in place of —Hughes, who was in rebellion against the late King; or for a pension in the county. Is disabled by wounds received in service of the late King.
124. Edward Grosse, of Truro. For licence to import 1,000 lbs. weight of salt from France. Employs with his company some hundreds of persons in fisheries on the coasts of Cornwall, but last year, much of their fish was spoiled for want of salt; if they pay more than 3d. a gallon for it, they cannot live by their fishery.
125. The widow of Col. Gunter, of Sussex, who assisted His Majesty's passage into France after the battle of Worcester. For the nomination of a person qualified as an Irish Viscount, or for some other provision, as often promised.
126. Clara Magdalena, widow of Major-General Sir John Henderson. For relief to transport her to her native country, as promised at request of the Queen-Mother. Her husband served the late King in the war, as governor of Newark, agent in Denmark, Germany, &c., and had an order for 200l., which was never paid.
127. The Same. That 200l. due to her late husband, as former agent in Germany, may be paid from the privy seal for relief of loyal sufferers.
128. The Same. For payment of her debts, and means to transport herself to her own country, from the 2,000l. ordered by privy seal dormant of March 19 last.
129. The Same. To the same effect,—being promised aid from the privy purse, on recommendation of the Queen-Mother.
130. Guilbert Hessin. For payment of 29,480 livres tournois, being a debt, with interest thereon, of 14,980 livres, for victualling His Majesty's ships under Prince Rupert at Toulon, for which payment was ordered in 1654.
131. The Same. For payment of 30,000 livres, being a debt with interest of 14,980 livres advanced in 1654. Annexing,
131. i. Warrant to Sir Rich. Foster, Bart., to pay M. Hessin 14,980 livres tournois, out of the arrears for 1652 of the 600 pistoles per month, assigned to His Majesty by the French King. Paris, June 2, 1654.
132. Lady Mary Heveningham. For transfer of the place of imprisonment of her husband, Wm. Heveningham, from Windsor Castle to her own house, Heveningham, Suffolk, where they will spend their remaining days in lamenting his offences, and admiring His Majesty's clemency. By his long imprisonments and her absence from the estate granted her by His Majesty's compassion, it is much impaired.
133. Isabel, widow of Major Wm. Humes. For a portion from the 2,000l. assigned for charitable uses. Her husband served at Oxford and under the Marquis of Newcastle, was surprised at his house near Newcastle, by Sir Arthur Hasslerigg's foot, murdered in the night, and his estate of 4,000l. plundered, so that she and her children want bread.
134. Owen Hurst. For the charge of the saltpetre house at Woolwich, and the refining thereof, not yet committed to the special charge of any person.
135. Sara Hussey, widow. Requests for her son, Henry Hussey, the place in the Charter House of Edward Vernon, who has not appeared for three quarters of a year. Her son will else be frustrate of a place, on account of his age, being only the sixth of those on whom His Majesty has conferred places.
136. Richard, son and executor of Rob. Ingram, of London, ironmonger. For payment of 7,500l. 4s. 10d., due to the said Robert for ironwork, for the fleet that brought home His Majesty, and for the stores. The Commissioners for discharge of navy debts being dismissed, has only His Majesty to rely on. Marked "Le Roy y advisera."
137. John Johnson. For letters to the Benchers of Gray's Inn to call him to the bar gratis this term. Was deprived of an University fellowship by the iniquity of the late times, and suffered so much for loyalty that he retired to Gray's Inn, and is so superannuated that he could not be called to the bar without reading publicly, which he is unable to do.
138. Rich. Jones, Lieutenant to Major John Garniere. For recommendation to any of the Governors as a garrison soldier; served the late King through the wars, and received wounds which make him unable to earn his living.
139. Sir Rob. Kemp, Bart., of Gissing, Norfolk. For a grant of the advowson of the church there, enjoyed by his ancestors from Queen Elizabeth's time, but of which he has been deprived by some disappropriation. His father was plundered and sequestered in service of the late King.
140. Sir John Le Hunt. For some supply towards redemption of his goods and maintenance of his family. Raised a regiment of 12 companies of foot to serve in the North, in 1642, by which, and by plunderings, sequestrations, &c., he is quite ruined.
141. Sir Wm. Leighton. For 200l. out of the 2,000l. privy seal dormant, in Sir Rob. Long's office in the Exchequer.
142. Alicia, wife of John Lisle, to the Duke of York. On her marriage in 1630, 500l. a year jointure was promised her, and on payment of her portion to free her father-in-law, Sir Wm. Lisle, from debt, he surrendered his estate to her husband, reserving only an annuity for himself and wife, and John Lisle secured the same to her in 1643, three years before his attainder took place. Begs his Royal Highness to confirm this settlement, because the deed of surrender being lost, her right cannot be secured without much trouble.
143. Willm. Loving. For the next vacant Auditorship of the Exchequer, for the life of his son William. Attended His Majesty into Cornwall, in 1645, as auditor of the duchy, and raised large sums by getting in rents, fines, &c.; also gained a ship laden with linen, value 2,600l. Served him in Scilly, Jersey, France, and Holland; also as Admiralty Registrar at Dunkirk, &c.; was driven home by necessity in 1659; but on the Restoration, both his auditorship and his registrarship were given to others.
144. Richard March, his Majesty's servant. For a lease in reversion of 500 acres called the Swynolls, part of the West fen, honour of Bolinbroke, co. Lincoln, at the same rent, 225l. a year, as it was leased by the late King to Sir Wm. Barker,
145. James Duke of Monmouth. For a Commission from the Court of Admiralty to Mr. O'Neale and five others, with competent allowance, for recovery of considerable sums concealed in private hands, received for prize goods and wrecks, according to the late Act for prosecution of persons holding prize goods, and for grant to himself of the profits thereof. [Draft, corrected by Williamson.]
146. George Morgan, merchant, to the King and Council. For examination into the wrongs against the revenue, amounting to 400,000l. by Wm. Turner and others, farmers of the alum works in King James's time, particulars of which were certified in Council, on the report of a commission January 22, 1640, but nothing done therein.
147. Sir Alexander Nisbitt, of Nisbitt, Scotland. For the making of a Baronet, to clear off his debts and transport him home. His family have been faithful subjects 600 years; has far surpassed the sufferings of any others in Scotland in the late wars, wherein his eldest son Sir Philip was beheaded, the rest of his sons and most of his dearest relations slain, and his private fortune ruined. Is 82 years old; has attended Court in vain ever since the Restoration for relief, and now wishes to return and prosecute those who injuriously detain his estate.
148. Chidiock Paulet, keeper of the privy lodgings in Whitehall. For the fine of 100 marks, set on John Pattinson, attorney of Cambridge, for misdemeanor, in part payment of his arrears; has not received a penny of salary or board wages since the Restoration.
149. The Same. For the small estate of George Bennet, a convicted coiner. Has served ever since the Restoration, but receiving neither salary nor board wages, is reduced to great necessity.
150. Henry Earl of Peterborough. For a grant of such portions of the Wardenship of Rockingham Forest, co. Northampton, granted in 1628 to Edw. then Lord Montague, and John Lord Mordaunt, his own father, as have not been granted away by consent of his father to the Earl of Westmoreland or others, especially the Wardenship of Brigstock and Orlingbury.
151. Hen. Peterson, mariner, subject of the King of Denmark. For denization. Has for 16 years been a trader between Denmark and London, but the late Act of Navigation makes him a stranger, and incapable of his trade.
152. Evan Vaughan, and five others, on behalf of the old loyal Postmasters. For an express order to Col. Bishop to restore them to their former places, except on certificate of infidelity or inability, no former reference having prevailed to secure them justice from the present postmaster. Annexing,
152. i. Abstract of the several requests of the above-named petitioners; viz., to recall or sequester Col. Bishop's patent, or to order their re-admission to their places, which if he refuse, they offer 24,000l. for the revenue of the Post Office; if he be continued, they demand 60,000l. due to them for arrears, in 1637.
153. Goditha Price on behalf of herself, husband, and children. For assistance, being in debt 6,000l. to pay debts contracted in the war for support of the rights of the Crown, in which her own and her husband's property were expended. They have not complained earlier, knowing His Majesty's great and various occasions of expense, but at the last gasp, nature compels them to cry out.
154. Willm. Prynne, keeper of the records in the Tower. For an order to the Lieutenant of the Tower to put him and his clerk into possession of the Tower chamber house, containing 11 rooms, beside those built in the garden. They were enjoyed by Mr. Ryley whilst he kept the records, but the Lieutenant of Ordnance has put in his clerk Mr. Wharton, so that they have no fire near at hand to warm and dry themselves, and are hindered in sorting, transcribing, and making tables of the records.
155. Robt. Roane. For restoration of the 50l. board wages, granted him on the Restoration, in lieu of the place of sworn clerk of the pastry, which he held under the late King, but which was otherwise disposed of. Is daily employed by the Officers of the Greencloth about the accounts of the house, wherein he has served 44 years, but last quarter was reduced to 25l. per annum board wages.
156. Samuel Rycaut, counsellor at law, son of the late Sir Peter Rycaut. For the place of Town Clerk of Bristol, in case of renewal of their charter. Was recommended by His Majesty two years ago, but frustrated of benefit by the general disaffection of the inhabitants, several persons still remaining in office who are disloyal, and not removed by the Commissioners for Corporations. Marked "When Bristol charter comes to be renewed."
157. William Ryley, deputy keeper of the Tower records. Has served 28 years in his place, which his late father held 48 years, with little profit since the dissolution of the Court of Wards; has been at great charge about carriage and transcript of records for Parliament, &c., and received no benefit for 12 years past. Requests a grant of the old brick tower, some decayed wood, and two ruined houses, in the Tilt Yard, Greenwich.
158. Rob. Sainthill. For payment of 4,650l. due to him, as agent for six years from the late King to the Duke of Tuscany. Annexing,
158. i. Report by Sec. Nicholas on his previous petition, that the above sum is due to him for allowances, post charges, intelligences, &c. Whitehall, Oct. 11, 1662.
159. Col. George Sauderson, former engineer and pensioner to the French King. For a pension or employment. Was two years imprisoned for the late, and two and a half for the present King; was eleven years waiting to follow His Majesty, being ordered not to engage in the French service. Lost 400l. a year by Cromwell, as well as his French employment.
160. William Sandys. In 1639, spent 40,000l. in rendering the Avon navigable. Wm. Say, since attainted, being surety for part of the money, Lord Windsor tries to bring this affair into the confiscation, on pretence of the petitioner's being indebted to Say, though Say really received thousands more than he paid. As all his other creditors give him time, begs His Majesty to prevail with the Duke of York not to be the only severe one, and to suspend the delivery of any grant to Lord Windsor till the matter is heard. With order thereon that the King will hear the cause himself at the Lord Chancellor's, and meanwhile the navigation is not to be obstructed.
161. The Same. To the same effect.
162. John Scott, the King's servant. For employment as Commander of Clifford's Castle, York, now to be used as a magazine, with 40 soldiers under him, having formerly commanded as governor of the garrison now disbanded, and given 300l. for his place, in hope of its re-establishment.
163. Mary Simpson. For payment from the money lately come from Dunkirk, of 15,595l. due to her father and uncle for jewels for His Majesty, without which her father, mother, and their 10 children must perish.
164. Samuel Smith. For the Keepership of the New Prison, Clerkenwell, Dodson, the present keeper, being unworthy of his trust. Lost 700l. in 1658, and was kept 16 weeks prisoner, for refusing to betray Capt. Rob. Manley, who had engaged in a design for His Majesty, in which he joined. Annexing,
164. i. Certificate by Capt. Manley, and two others, in favour of the petitioner. [Beautiful specimens of penmanship.]
165. Major John Smithson. For an order to Major Norton, the receiver of Yorkshire, to allow him the fee-farm rent he formerly enjoyed of 10l. 16s. 8d., having been serviceable in the Restoration and in the business of Yorkshire.
166. Thomas Howlett, master, and eight others of the Company of Soapmakers of London. For licence to import potashes from Holland and elsewhere, notwithstanding the late Act of Navigation, several rich men having bought up all the potash, and most of the soap in London. Annexed,
166. i. Confutation of the several statements in the above petition; also accusing John Cox, and others of the petitioners of being eminent Nonconformists, and of asking what would bring odium on the King, as being done against a sessions of Parliament.
167. Mary Lady Stacemoore. For 200l. arrears of her pension of 200l., of which she has received nothing for 18 months, out of the 2,000l. assigned to such purposes.
168. Richard Stevens. For the remaining term in the lease of the moiety of Steventon Rectory, co. Berks, held of the Dean and Chapter of Westminster, mortgaged to [John] Phelps, who was attainted for murder of the late King. Marked "100l. for Hen. Thomas."
169. Draft of the above [by Williamson].
170. Thos. Streater, of Chatham. For relief. Was employed in the late wars by Major Boswell, to carry packets between England and France, and His Majesty's commissions to Colchester, at the time of the siege, for which he promised him favour when at Calais, at the time he put the Major in his man's white apparel.
171. Henry Thomas and John Baggett. For a grant of the roots and stumps of trees in Waltham Forest, which are an obstruction in hunting, and useless except for firewood. Suffered much for their loyalty.
172. Lancelot Thornton. For a privy seal for payment of the allowance of 6s. 8d. a day, due to him as clerk of His Majesty's robes and wardrobes.
173. Erasmus Towerson, of Carlisle. Having a grant of the Customer's place of Carlisle, made Wm. Christian, his kinsman, sharer therein, and left him to take out the patent, which he did in his own name only, and now wishes to put in another man, and defraud him of his interest therein. Requests a caveat that this alienation may not take place.
174. Thos. Tyrwhit, B.D., chaplain of the Guard. For restoration to the benefit of a presentation granted him by the late King and confirmed by His Majesty, to the Rectory of Much Mundon, co. Herts. After his institution by the bishop, letters mandatory were sent to deprive him and institute his adversary.
175. Sir Joseph Van Coulster, Bart. For some present pension out of the privy purse, until he can find something in His Majesty's gift that he can reasonably pretend to. Is refused employment in the navy, as a foreigner, and is so poor that he and his family must have perished, but for the charity of the Queen-Mother.
176. John Van Haesdonck to the Queen-Mother. To interpose with the King to obtain for payment of the large sums which, chiefly by her letters and promises, he was induced to take up, for finding arms and ammunition for the late King. Expected repayment, it being so long since the Restoration, but is put off, while sundry similar debts are already paid.
177. The Same. For a privy seal or special order to the Lrd Treasurer, to pay him for arms and munition provided for His Majesty or the late King, and for which he has a sign manual of September 15, 1649, but the Lord Treasurer says he can do nothing on matters happening before his time, without a special order.
178. The Same. For renewal of an order to the Secretary to supply him with part of the money due to him for arms and ammunition; the Queen-Mother having requested it. His Majesty's answer was that he had given orders to the Secretary, but he says he knows nothing about it.
179. Keepers of the Privy Lodgings, Under-Housekeepers, Gardeners, Door Keepers, &c., at Whitehall. For renewal of a privy seal dormant, lost in the late troubles, for 228l. a year, to pay them their wages as other servants; some of them have received nothing since the Restoration.
180. Francis Whitehead. For relief. Served the late King as scout master, captain of horse, and waggon master in the war, losing 1,600l., beside imprisonments, &c. Though appointed a servant to His Majesty and the Queen, receives neither meat, drink, nor wages.
181. Lucy Wildman. That her husband, who is in very infirm condition, by being a year close prisoner, and half a year in the Isle of Scilly, may be released on bail, removed to some milder restraint in London or Westminster, or else allowed to travel beyond seas, and there remain during pleasure.
182. Edward Williamson to Lord Chancellor Clarendon. For the Rectory of St. Lawrence, Essex, of which he is patron. Annexing,
182. i. Certificate by Dr. Thos. Browning, and five others, of the petitioner's piety and conformity to the church.
October 15, 1662.
183. George Williamson, coroner for Cumberland, to Lord Chancellor Clarendon. To accept his resignation of the said office. The King has granted him the Comptrollership of Customs in the county, and the farmers of excise and hearth money have intrusted him with the managing and collecting thereof, so that he cannot attend to the coroner's duties.
184. Nath. Willis, B.D., Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge, chaplain to James late Duke of Richmond, and to the Duchess Dowager, now in France. For letters mandatory for his Doctor's degree. Was removed from his fellowship in Trinity College, soon after his reception of His Majesty there in 1641, and fled to Oxford, where he might have had his degree; but now, after 17 years' absence, being restored by His Majesty to his fellowship, wishes his degree, as many of his juniors have had theirs.
185. Frances, grandchild of Sir Fras. Windebank, secretary to his late Majesty. For payment of 150l., arrears due at Michaelmas of his pension of 200l., granted to herself and her late mother, her father having died in the late troubles.
186. The Same. For payment of the pension of 200l. a year, granted to her mother on the death of her husband, Col. Windebank, and renewed to her, but of which nothing has been paid. Her parents and grandparents were faithful servants of the Crown, and His Majesty, as God's vicegerent, has only to speak the word, and her pension will be paid.
187. Sir Charles Wyndham. For a yearly pension of 120l., as usually granted to pages. Served His Majesty as page when he was beyond seas.
188. Willm. Wynn, prothonotary and clerk of the Crown for cos. Anglesea, Carnarvon, and Merioneth. For renewal of his patent for the said office during the lives of Edw. Byrche, Roger Mostyn, and John Wynne, one of the three lives granted him by the late King being deceased. Suffered much in the late wars, by loss of office, sequestration of goods, quartering of soldiers, and burning of his houses, &c., at Oxford.
189. Reformed Lieutenants and Ensigns in the Duke of York's regiment. For speedy relief. Have spent all they had, even to their clothes; were dispersed in several foot companies, but have had no relief nor pay.