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Charles II - volume 67: January 1663

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Calendar of State Papers Domestic: Charles II, 1663-4. Originally published by Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1862.

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January 1663

Jan. 1. Warrant for a grant to Sir Jo. Morton, Bart., gentleman of the privy chamber, of the estates of his late father, Sir George Morton, forfeited for outlawry. [Ent. Book 9, p. 219.]
Jan. 1. 1. List of prisoners in Newgate, committed at the gaol deliveries of London and Middlesex, December 10, 1662, and of others committed from December 16 to 26:—Of these 6 were for high treason or sedition, 56 for felonies or other crimes, 3 for causes not named, and 214 Anabaptists and Quakers for being present at unlawful meetings, or refusing to take the Oath of Allegiance. [Fourteen pages.]
Jan. 1. 2. Mr. M'Knish's receipts and disbursements for himself and Mr. Hervey from September 27, 1662, to January 1, 1663, in English, French, and Dutch money. [Nine pages.]
Jan. 1.
Office of Revels.
Declaration by the Master of the Revels of his having granted licence to George Jolly to raise a company of players for acting tragedies, comedies, pastorals, and interludes, throughout England, they staying only 40 days in a place, and acting nothing offensive, nor in the time of Divine worship, nor other prohibited time: orders that "what company soever, either stage players, musicians, mountebanks, or such as go about with monsters and strange sights," as have no authority confirmed by himself, shall have their commissions taken from them and sent to him. [Ent. Book 48, p. 6a.]
Jan. 2. Warrant to the Keeper of the Gatehouse to release Richard Pilgrim. Minute. [Ent. Book 9, p. 206.]
Jan. 2.
Whitehall.
Warrant to Sir Rich. Brown to discharge from Newgate all persons imprisoned only for attending unlawful meetings, except such as he may think dangerously seditious, as preachers, &c. Minute. [Ent. Book 10, p. 28.]
Jan. 2.
Thornton.
3. Sir William Tyringham to [Sec. Bennet]. Sends an information of a soldier, late in the rebel army, about the plot. Hopes he will speedily secure Capt. Holmes, who lives at Barnet. Has ordered out a party of horse to apprehend the others, but asks what to do with them when taken; the gaol is so insecure that they cannot be sent thither, but must be kept with a guard till further orders. Endorsed with a note of information given by Stubbs.
Jan. 2.
Whitehall.
Reference to the Earl of Bridgewater, Lord Lieutenant [of Buckinghamshire], of the petition of Hen. Philipps for liberty, after six months' imprisonment in the Gatehouse; ordering his Lordship to give a warrant for his liberty, on security for his appearance. [Ent. Book 13, p. 197.]
[Jan. 3.] 4. Petition of Sir Gilbert Talbot, master of the jewel house, to the King, for payment of 6,500l. due to him as resident at Venice 12 years for the late King at his own charge, or for a pension of 500l. Served His Majesty in exile and had the mastership of the jewel house for his services, but the profits are cut down from 1,200l. to 200l. a year.
Jan. 3.
Whitehall.
Reference of the above petition to the Lord Treasurer and Chancellor of the Exchequer. [Ent. Book 13, p. 198.]
Jan. 3. Warrant to apprehend [Capt.] Holmes at Barnet, on prosecution of Sir Wm. Tyringham, of co. Bucks. Minute. [Ent. Book 9, p. 206.]
Jan. 3. Warrant to apprehend Vernon, Hooker, Bagshaw, Strange, and Col. Barrow. Minute. [Ent. Book 9, p. 206.]
Jan. 3. Warrant to Stanney, a messenger, to apprehend Charles Hooker. Minute. [Ent. Book 9, p. 206.]
Jan. 3. Warrant for Baker to be removed from Newgate to the Gatehouse for treason, &c. Minute. [Ent. Book 9, p. 206.]
Jan. 3. Warrant for Elizabeth Adcock to be with her husband in the Tower. Minute. [Ent. Book 9, p. 207.]
Jan. 3.
Whitehall.
Warrant to the Lord Treasurer and Chancellor of the Exchequer to accept from John Sparrow, jun., late a commissioner for prize goods, a composition of 3,000l., instead of the sums he stands chargeable for, and to deliver up the recognizances of John Sparrow, sen., and Robert Sparrow, on condition that John Sparrow, sen., assign over the counterbond, and that John Sparrow, jun., acquit the King from being charged with any restorations of the said prize goods, &c. [Ent. Book 9, pp. 207–210.]
Jan. 3.
Whitehall.
Order for a warrant to free the above-named John Sparrow [jun.] and his securities from molestation, but not discharging thereby Rich. Blackwell, Humphrey Blake, and the other pretended commissioners for prize goods. [Ent. Book 9, pp. 210–214.]
Jan. 3.
Portsmouth.
5. John Tippetts to the Navy Comrs. Repairs of ships. Particulars of timber wanted. [Adm. Paper.]
Jan. 3. 6. Lord Chief Justice Bridgeman to Sec. Bennet. Gives the names of four justices of the peace in Southwark, fit to be employed about the release of persons in prison for being at unlawful meetings, according to the King's gracious pleasure.
Jan. 3. 7. Information of Captain Francis Driffield, of Easingwold. The letter shown him is a copy of one brought to him in December, by Thos. Procter, who desired him to look into it, and cried treason. Encloses,
7. i. F. Wood to Mr. Fewster. Sends love to all friends in those parts who are ready to eradicate King and bishops. Particulars of persons preparing men and horses; 10,000 good horse will root out this bastard King Jeroboam and his posterity. Monk deserves to be ground to powder for his treachery, and the old Queen to be burnt out for her former idolatries.
Dacre Banks, October, 1662.
Jan. 4/14.
Rouen.
8. Alex. Murray to Sec. Bennet. Has apprehended Lord Wariston, and he is now in prison in the old palace of Rouen, by the King of France's order, as safe as if he were in the Tower, until he can be transported. Thinks the King should send a small bark and file of soldiers for him to Dieppe.
Jan. 4.
Slerry Court.
9. Col. Thos. Colepeper to the Same. Sends him a mare for a new year's present. Acknowledgments of obligation.
Jan. 5.
Tyrringham.
10. Sir Wm. Tyringham to the Same. Sends up the seven prisoners mentioned in the information, and hopes some may confess what others deny. Seabrook was informed of before, for dangerous words against the King; but they were uttered before the Act of Indemnity. Fosket is an obstinate fanatic, and Carter a close cunning fellow, who has the meetings held at his house. The lieutenant of the troop comes with the prisoners. Sends a letter found in Fosket's pocket. Encloses,
10. i. John Child and Thomas Allinn to Philip Norman. Is going to Wollaston to dispute the business between Mr. Homes and Betty Fosket. Newport, January 3.
Jan. 5.
Whitehall.
Reference to the Lord Treasurer, Duke of Albemarle, and two Secretaries of State, on the petition of Sir Thos. Clarges for increase of salary in his office as Commissary General of Musters, and for more deputies under him, the garrisons having increased since his establishment in office two years ago. [Ent. Book 13, p. 203.]
Jan. 5. 11. Certificate by Thos. Smith, captain of the Welcome, that Joseph Betson, mariner, left the ship with leave, but without ticket or discharge. [Adm. Paper.]
Jan. 6.
York Castle.
12. Thos. Procter to Capt. Ben. Henshaw. Being in search of bad money, he and others found a treasonable letter and list; but the parties, to avoid discovery, informed unlawful things against them and had them committed to York Castle by Justice Weddell, who will take no bail. Requests, for the King's safety, their release on bail, to discover this horrible plot, in which many of Cromwell's old officers are concerned. Sends a letter and list, and can discover more if allowed to come to London.
Jan. 6.
Whitehall.
13. W. Knasbrough to Sec. Bennet. States at request of Lady Eliz. Herbert, that persons non compos mentis are distinguished into idiots from birth, those who have become so by grief or accident, and lunatics who are so only sometimes; in this latter case, the King cannot, as in the others, seize the profits of the estate to his own use, providing for the maintenance of the idiot and his family, and if he grant them to a patentee, the latter is responsible for the profits. Her ladyship, to prevent a public scandal, desires a grant from the King. Annexes,
13. i. Statement that in January, 1639, George late Lord Talbot married Mary Herbert, only daughter of Percy Lord Powis, and in lieu of her portion of 13,000l. had 1,000l. a year settled on her after the death of her husband, and 1,000l. more after that of John Earl of Shrewsbury, his father; that she conveyed the said annuities in trust for the children of Wm. Herbert, her brother; that on September 8, 1662, Lady Powis, her mother, died, whereby her health and disposition is much altered, and it is requested that no grant may be made of her person or estate, save to those to whom it is already made, who would receive no advantage by her death.
Jan. 6. Warrant to pay to Sir Hen. Bennet, late keeper of the privy purse, 2,100l., to clear off debts contracted by the King's direction whilst in that office. [Docquet.]
Jan. 6. Grant to the Earl of Newport of pension of 1,000l. a year, as gentleman of the bedchamber. [Docquet.]
Jan. 6. Grant to Lewis Hicks, on surrender of John Cole, of the office of Keeper of Wild Fowl about Newmarket. [Docquet.]
Jan. 6. Order for a warrant empowering the Officers of the Exchequer to rule and determine causes in the First Fruits' Office, cancelling bonds where the presenter does not enjoy the living, mitigating penalties on forfeited bonds, &c., complaints being made that persons who have paid their first fruits cannot enjoy their livings. [Ent. Book 9, pp. 215, 216.]
Jan. 6.
Whitehall.
Warrant from Sec. [Bennet] to Sir Edward Broughton, keeper of the Gatehouse, to release John Brown. [Ent. Book 9, p. 225.]
Jan. 6.
Whitehall.
Reference to the Lord Treasurer on the petition of Sir Allen Apsley for the same favour as granted to his predecessor, And. Pitcairne, that the 800l. yearly due to him,—being 200l. for four falconers, and 600l. for supplying all sorts of hawks,—may continue to be assigned on the revenue of Northumberland, Durham, and the archdeaconry of Richmond. [Ent. Book 13, p. 199.]
Jan. 7.
Whitehall.
Reference to the Lord Treasurer on the petition of Colonel De Mias for payment of 575l., for which he has the late King's signature. [Ent. Book 13, p. 202.]
Jan. 7. 14. Information of Anthony Langston, formerly ensign in Prince Maurice's regiment, and afterwards 14 years in Virginia, taken by Sec. Bennet. Was drinking last night at the Dog tavern, when a person came who invited him to engage in some design, and would tell him more if he would go to his house in a day or two.
Jan. 7. 15. Information of John Tooley, of Holkham, Norfolk, husbandman. When drinking at Thos. Washington's house with Thomas Robinson, the latter said he had been in Yorkshire, and thought the nation would go together by the ears again, for there was a difference between the King and the nation or Parliament, because the King had promised to maintain the Protestant religion, but was turned Papist. He spoke of being mounted within a fortnight in a troop of horse, and asked the informant to join them. Also,
Information of Ann Washington and Edmund and Thos. Saunders, all of Holkham. Heard Thomas Robinson speak of killing Papists in the Irish rebellion; he said that the King had turned Papist with all his Life Guard; that horse were preparing in the north for a skirmish, and the chief gentry who brought the King over have turned against him. Also,
Examination of Thomas Robinson, of Heydon, Norfolk. Was a soldier in the late King's army, but being taken prisoner, went into Scotland with Cromwell's forces, thence to Worcester, and being disbanded in Norfolk, lived there; came to Holkham, and was at Thos. Washington's, but does not remember saying anything against the King or his religion. Endorsed "Mr. Harvey, the Queen's receiver, to be spoken with on this matter."
Jan. 7. Warrant for Elizabeth Evans to be committed to the Gatehouse, for seditious and dangerous practices against government. [Ent. Book 9, p. 217.]
Jan. 7. 16. Estimate by the Navy Comrs. of the charge of victuals and wages due for the King and Duke's yachts, up to December 30, 1662; also of repairing and enlarging a wharf at Woolwich, with the freight of a ship hired to fetch stags from Hamburg; total, 3,705l. 12s. 10d.
Jan. 7.
Whitehall.
17. Petition of several Officers of the late Duke of Gloucester's regiment to the King, to be paid their arrears to November 28, the day of their dismissal, whereas they are only paid to the 14th. With reference thereon to Lord Rutherford, late governor of Dunkirk.
Jan. 7. Entry of the above reference. [Ent. Book 13, p. 201.]
Jan. 7. 18. Charles Lord Goring to Lord Wentworth. Had just heard of his father's recovery, when the tidings came of his death at an inn at Brent ford, on the road to London, with only servants about him. Has sent for the body most privately, and will think how to bury him befitting his quality. Sees nothing but ruin, unless the King will look on the poor remains of a family of loyalty and passionate affection to him, and not grant away things bestowed on them by the late King. The writer's cousin, Sir Hen. Bennet, will join in excusing his presumption. Marked "To be returned to Mr. Bulstrode." [Two pages.] Annexing,
18. i. J. Pilkington to Lord Wentworth. Hopes in a few days to give him a full account of the business. Dr. Glenham should be sent for. Mr. Bulstrode will give an account of what service Sir Wm. Smith can do. Jan. 7.
Jan. 8 ? 19. Particulars of the estate of George late Earl of Norwich in 1641–2, when sent into Holland to wait upon the Queen; total yearly value 26,800l.; his debts arose from engagements in the Customs, and pre-emption of tobacco, of 36,000l. worth of which he was plundered; on the Restoration he was laid aside as a farmer of customs, which broke his heart; he had also bought over Portsmouth to declare for the King; had lost a purchase of the mulberry garden, by attending the Queen, &c. The present Earl's estate is now reduced to 450l. a year, and that a lease almost expired, which is sued for by the late Earl's creditors; he begs a pension to redeem him from the reproach of the cause he served, and the scorn to his dignity. [Two pages.]
Jan. 8. Privy seal for 490l. to Sir John Shaw and Edward Backwell, for 14 days' arrears to William Lord Taaffe's regiment of foot. Minute. [Ent. Book 14, p. 2.]
Jan. 8. Privy seal for 1,000l. to Mr. Crevett, for entertainment of the Russian Ambassadors. Minute. [Ent. Book 14, p. 2.]
Jan. 8. 20. Report by four Officers of Woolwich and Deptford of the good quality of two yards belonging to Wm. Wood, [intended to be bought by the Navy Comrs. but afterwards refused.] [Adm. Paper.]
Jan. 8. 21. List of 11 persons committed to the Gatehouse, Westminster, since last quarter sessions, and now in custody, with the dates and causes of their committal. [Two pages.]
Jan. 9.
Preston.
22. Earl of Derby to Sec. Bennet. Has issued warrants as ordered, for raising money in the county. The persons accused in the Duke of Albemarle's information have been examined and bound over to appear at the assizes, but Wm. Hird is their only accuser. Has done all with advice of the deputy lieutenants. Received George Barrow's information, but ordered him not to disclose it till he (Barrow) had procured the commission alluded to; sent a party of horse, and has secured the persons named. Will keep the militia together if the King thinks the occasion important enough, but it can only be done by sign manual; it would ease the country were the assessment now raising paid to him towards the militia. [Two pages.] Encloses,
22. i. Information of George Barrow, currier, late of Warrington, Lancashire. Richard Nicholls, whom, with four others, he met in Warrington, offered him a lieutenant's commission and 28s. a week, being the usual wages, if he would join them; and on his refusal, offered him money to keep their secret. January 7, 1663.
Jan. 9. Warrant from Sec. Bennet to the Keeper of the Gatehouse, for John Fielding and Bartholomew Clark to have access to Capt. Foster. [Ent. Book 9, p. 217.]
Jan. 9. 23. Bond of Randolph Holmes, innkeeper of Barnet, and two others, in 500l., for his peaceable conduct towards the government, and his appearance before a Secretary of State, when required.
Jan. 9. Warrant to Percival Stanney, messenger, for release of Randolph Holmes, on bond for good behaviour and appearance. Minute. [Ent. Book 9, p. 217.]
[Jan. 9.] Like warrant for release of Walter Jones. Minute. [Ent. Book 9, p. 217.]
Jan. 9. Warrant to Butler or Wickham, messengers, to apprehend [Phil.] Gibbs, with his papers, and bring him before Sec. [Bennet]. Minute. [Ent. Book 9, p. 218.]
Jan. 9. Warrant for 400l. to Sir Edward Carteret and Mr. Napier, out of forfeitures upon prohibited goods imported by Olivier &c., before the 29th September. Minute. [Ent. Book 14, p. 2.]
Jan. 9.
Whitehall.
24. Warrant for the Court for the Honour of Peverel to be held in the Shire Hall at Nottingham, the castle, where it was anciently held, being demolished in the late wars.
Jan. 9.
Bristol.
25. Wm G—to Capt. James Roach. Desires the arrest of Gregory, a dangerous person, formerly an officer in the Parliament army, for high treason. Wants a writ to the mayor, &c., of Bristol to proclaim the last proclamation about Excise, for the messenger says the writ was taken from him.
Jan. 9.
Woolwich.
26. Estimate by Chris. Pett and two other Master Shipwrights of the expense of fitting the Augustine for carrying timber from the Forest of Dean; total, 224l. [Adm. Paper, two pages.]
Jan. 10.
Portsmouth.
27. John Tippetts to the Navy Comrs. Particulars of seal and train oil offered by Mr. Stanley, of Southampton; also of New Forest timber. [Adm. Paper.]
Jan. 10.
Jamaica.
28. Capt. Chris. Myngs to the Navy Comrs. Has drawn a bill of 450l. advanced by Capt. John Loving, for victuals for the Centurion. [Adm. Paper.]
Jan 10. 29. Certificate by four Ordnance Officers of the correctness of the accounts of Mr. Creed, treasurer of the Earl of Sandwich's fleet, for purchase of powder and ammunition for the same; but that they cannot pay him his debt, having no moneys assigned therefor. [Adm. Paper.]
Jan 10. 30. Examination of Thomas Leach, printer of Shoe Lane. Was preparing to print a narrative of the late traitors tried at the Old Bailey, being employed thereto by his best customer, but refuses to give his name. His wife bought at his own door a copy of the trial of the King's murderers.
Jan. 10. 31. Lord Portland to Sir Allen Broderick. Not having seen the Lord Chancellor, cannot answer his last question, but his lordship is more in the good opinion of the Parliament than those who wish him ill. Minute. Also
Lady Anglesey to Lord Anglesey. Although a new declaration is out to favour tender consciences, Calamy is in Newgate for preaching once at his church, and Bagshaw is in the Gatehouse. Lord Bristol has made a play which is much commended. His daughter Anne is to marry Lord Cornbury, and make up all friends. Minute. Also
A. W. to Thos. Shabness, Dublin. There is scurvy news at Court, and none go much there who value their honour. With note that Col. Macmarrow is related to the writer's husband. Minute. [Endorsed "Letters intercepted."]
Jan. 10.
Northampton.
32. Thomas Ibson to John Lax, postmaster at Coventry. Is intending to settle houses between London and Chester, to horse travellers at 3d. a mile. This will be objected to by the postmasters, as taking away most of their profits, but intends always to offer to them to keep the houses if they are willing. Their salaries, which have been greatly abridged, should be restored by one who raised so many thousands from them as fines for their places, which yet are at his will. Asks if he will keep the house with lodging for travellers and stabling for horses coming from Brickhill and Stone. [Two pages.]
Jan. 10. Commission for Leonard Airey to be Ensign in Capt. Musgrave's company. Minute. [Ent. Book 11, p. 8.]
Jan. 10. Warrant for payment to Sir George Benion and his fellow Commissioners of excise on beer, &c., in London, Westminster, Surrey, and Middlesex, of 2d. in 20s. on all moneys brought in by them; this allowance cannot be retained by them from the Excise revenues, His Majesty having let it to farm to Sir John Robinson and others. [Docquet.]
Jan. 10. Warrant to the Master of the Wardrobe to pay the King's tradesmen, &c., for all necessaries for the stables, from Michaelmas 1660 to March 1661. [Docquet.]
Jan. 10.
Whitehall.
The King to [the Lord Treasurer]. Granted to William Howard and Sir Cecil Howard 1,500l. out of fines on imported prohibited goods, but as such fines from September 29 last are thought to belong to the farmers of customs, the grant is to be restrained to seizures made before September 29. [Ent. Book 14, p. 2.]
Jan. 10.
Whitehall.
Warrant for a grant to Edward Earl of Sandwich of the Manor of Brampton, co. Hunts, with its fee-farm rents, value 2,395l. 0s. 3¾d. [Ent. Book 9, pp. 245, 246.]
Jan. 12.
Whitehall.
33. Petition of William Christian to the King and Council, for trial according to the laws of England, where he has many years lived, having part of his estate in Lancashire and part in the Isle of Man. Was imprisoned in the Isle by the Earl of Derby, and has been tried for his life for treason, on the false pretence that, in 1651, he assembled the inhabitants in opposition to the now Countess Dowager of Derby, which, if it were true, is pardoned by the Act of Indemnity. With reference thereon to the Attorney and Solicitor General, and report of the former, Jan. 12, that the petitioner may be brought before Council, and his offence pardoned. [The petition was received in Council January 9, but Christian had been shot on the 2nd.]
Jan. 12. Entry of the above petition and reference. [Ent. Book 13, p. 202.]
Jan. 12. 34. John Davies to Sam. Pepys. The oil could not be sent before to Chatham, for want of a vessel; is also sending spruce deals wanted for the Prince. [Adm. Paper.]
[Jan. 12.]
Monday, Tower.
35. Hen. Slingsby to Williamson. The King has lately been at the Mint, and ordered a large coinage of small silver money. Requires warrants to justify his making groats and threepences.
Jan. 12. Warrant to Sir John Robinson, Lieutenant of the Tower, for Faith Reeve to see Robert Johnston in the Tower, in presence of his keeper. Minute. [Ent. Book 9, p. 218 bis.]
Jan. 12. Warrant for—Turner to be Collector of Excise upon strong waters and other liquors in London; salary 100l. a year. With note that he paid Secretary [Morice] 20l. Minute. [Ent. Book 14, p. 2.]
Jan. 13. Post warrant for Thomas Dixon, messenger, for horses and a guide from London to Hereford and back. Minute. [Ent. Book 9, p. 218.]
Jan. 13. Warrant to Lord Sandwich to preserve the game 20 miles round Hinchinbrook, co. Hunts. Minute. [Ent. Book 9, p. 219.]
Jan. 13. Warrant to pay to Sec. Bennet 462l. 10s. quarterly, out of the rent of 21,500l. to be paid by Henry Bishop, of Henfield, Sussex, during his lease for seven years of the Post Office. [Ent. Book 9, pp. 221–223.]
Jan. 13. Warrant to Sir John Robinson, Lord Mayor of London, to release Mr. Calamy, a nonconformist minister, imprisoned for preaching at St. Mary's, Aldermanbury, the first of his sermons being with the privity of several lords of the Council, and not in contempt of law. [Ent. Book 9, p. 224.]
Jan. 13. Lease to Ja. Fortrey, of Netherscombe, alias Eastcombe, in Greenwich, late in the tenure of John Cooke and Thomasine his wife; rent, 42l. 16s. Minute. [Ent. Book 14, p. 2.]
Jan. 13. 36. Sir Philip Musgrave to Williamson. The nonconformists have never been so public and impudent in their meetings since they had a king. There are rumours that the writer is turned out as governor [of Carlisle] and a Papist put in his place. Sir George Fletcher has offered to the King to defend the place at a less charge. Sends a copy of a letter which a friend found put under his door.
Jan. 13 ? 37. Note that a letter from Wm. Shaw to John Scouller and two others was intercepted Jan. 1, and the Irish mail stopped, searched Jan. 10, and sent away Jan. 13.
Jan. 13.
Whitehall.
38. Warrant for a grant to Samuel and James Astry, on surrender of William Dennington, of the office of Prothonotary and Clerk of cos. Carmarthen, Pembroke, and Cardigan.
[Jan. 13.] Entry of the above. [Ent. Book 9, p. 219.]
Jan. [13.] 39. Warrant to the Justices of Gaol delivery and Commissioners of Oyer and Terminer, sitting at the Old Bailey, to release Quakers and others, prisoners in Newgate for attending unlawful meetings, unless they have been seditious or seducers of others, in hopes that their sufferings will prevent their falling into the same faults again.
Jan. 13. Entry of the above. [Ent. Book 9, p. 220.]
Jan. [13]. 40. Draft of the above.
Jan. 13. 41. Ed. Swift to Richard Kingdon. Hopes to get the pardons put into one, for the sake of saving money, but cannot be allowed to name the persons as in Ireland, or it would be stopped at the Great Seal.
Jan. 13. Grant to Sir James Scott of denization. [Docquet.]
Jan. 13. Grant to Lord Rutherford of all arrears of contributions from the adjoining country to the garrison of Dunkirk, and of all provisions in the magazines not delivered to the French. [Docquet.]
Jan. 13. Warrant to the Board of Greencloth to pay to Rich. and John Mawgridge the fee of 8d. a day, as keepers of the stables at Greenwich, in place of their late father Hen. Mawgridge. [Docquet.]
Jan. 13. Grant to Thos. Fossan, M.A., of the place of Schoolmaster in the Free School at Berkhampstead, co. Hertford, void by death of Thos. Hawes, late schoolmaster. [Docquet.]
Jan. 14
Woolwich Ropeyard.
42. John Falkener to Sam. Pepys. Account of the disposal of tar from Hebden's ship. The contract for 100 lasts is perfected, and there are 8 lasts over. [Adm. Paper.]
Jan. 14. Commission to Willm. Stanley to be Cornet to the King's troop of Guards. Minute. [Ent. Book 11, p. 8.]
Jan. 14. Warrant for committing Inch, Salmon, and Leach to the Gatehouse, for dangerous and seditious practices. Minute. [Ent. Book 9, p. 224.]
Jan. 14 ? 43. Proposal that,—as by decay of clothing the sale of wool is much hindered in England, and as it is impossible to hinder the export of wools from Ireland to foreign parts, they being shipped on pretence of bringing them to England,—the export of wools at certain ports should be permitted, on laying a fitting custom thereon, whereby the King might gain 100,000l. a year, and the clothier be protected by having his wool at 3l. a pack cheaper than any can have it abroad.
Jan. 14.
Whitehall.
44. The Council to the Lord Treasurer and Chancellor of the Exchequer. Complaints have been made about the export to Holland of great quantities of wool from England and Ireland. Have obtained from Ireland an account of all the wool exported thence, said to be for England, between March 25 and Sept. 29 last. Wish them to inquire strictly what Irish wool has arrived at English ports in that time.
Jan. 14.
Reading.
45. Dr. Peter Mews to Williamson. There need be no doubt about Fowler's keeping unlawful meetings, the concourse thereto being so great, and he so confident of their legality that he said his doors should be open to all who would go to hear him. He wants to repeat the old rebellion, having formerly uttered bloody imprecations against the late King and his friends. His meetings are the greatest hindrance to reducing the place to order. Complains that the non-subscribing ministers settle themselves near their former charges, so as to influence them. [Two pages.]
Jan. 14. 46. List of 25 persons committed to the Gatehouse, Westminster, by the Council and Secretaries of State, with the dates and causes of committal.
Jan. 15.
Whitehall.
47. The King to Sir Edward Walker, Garter king-at-arms. Sir Philip Meadows, of Bentley, Suffolk, having surrendered an augmentation to his arms given him by Fred. III., King of Denmark, who also made him Knight of the order of the Elephant, in gratitude for his composing the differences between him and the King of Sweden, some addition to his arms is to be granted him, as a mark of the King's favour. [Draft.]
Jan. 15. 48. Bill of 7l. 12s. 8d. due from Sir Edward Nicholas, for manuscripts of news from Paris for a year past.
Jan. 15.
Carlisle.
49. C. Musgrave to Williamson. Begs that the commission for Leonard Airay as his Ensign, which has been mislaid, may be sent forthwith.
Jan. ?
[Tower.]
50. Rob. Johnston to Sec. Bennet. Anderson, a Scotch minister of Walton on-Thames, poor but of good parts, told him he held a meeting of 40 or more at Brentford, and Mr. Calamy promised to consider him with other ejected ministers. Hears at the Tower that he is reported to have discovered Lord Wariston, Mr. Lawry, and others. Was wronged by Baker's information. [Two pages.]
Jan. ? 51. The Same to the Same. Particulars of persons with whom Wariston had converse abroad. Went to him at Hamburg, with Lady Wariston; parties with whom she held intercourse there. Wrote her letters for her and knew all her secrets, but they were chiefly about business matters, news of the King's interests, and of the persons who suffered. Thinks the five boxes alluded to in one of her letters meant the five speeches of the men who suffered, which were sent to Wariston. His lady corresponded with Gilby Carr and others; signed John Turner when writing her letters. Has only seen Ludlow once, and Goffe not for two years; was not intimate with Whalley; would gladly discover them if he could. Never had the least design to plot. When the King came in, all called Hosanna, but it is not so now. Private meetings are still held, which were the root of mischief both in Scotland and England. To that party, the Court, the bishops, the new Secretary, and Somerset House are eye sores. [Three and a half pages.]
Jan. ? 52. The Same to the Same. There was nothing of plotting in the letters he wrote for Lady Wariston, only news, proceedings of the Kirk party, and private affairs; the names were written in cypher; particulars of her correspondence and business matters; places of deposit of papers, meditations, &c., written by Wariston. Has gathered, from intercourse with the people, that the Presbyterians are disappointed because their ministers are turned out; the Independents because they have not their liberty, and some have lost their fortunes; the government is also a burden to Fifth Monarchy men and Quakers. They hope an alteration next Parliament. They hold small meetings, changing the place for fear of discovery, and they have increased lately; several ejected ministers keep them up; some of these are the people's idols, and there will be danger unless they are removed. There are rumours that some at Court are disaffected, and the King wronged by Court flatterers. Some ladies encourage the meetings and ministers. The papers should be searched for, before Lady Wariston hears of it. [Three and a half pages.]
Jan. ? 53. The Same to [the Same ?]. The post is starting for France; sends keys to names in Lady Wariston's correspondence.
Jan. 15.
[Tower.]
54. The Same to [the Same]. Directions how to find Ferguson, a Scotch minister, who said that Mr. Calamy and Mr. Jenkins had a public stock for encouragement of ejected ministers. Ferguson is one of the pensioners, and knows of their meetings; he said there would be an insurrection, and knows of the union endeavoured between Presbyterians and Independents. Col. Carr is at Leyden, and his wife at Blackfriars. Mrs. Cawley and Mrs. Goffe, or Lady Vane at Hampstead, who corresponds with Lady Wariston, may know something of Ludlow. Palmer and Helmes are dangerous Fifth-Monarchy men. Encloses,
54. i. [Rob. Johnston] to —. Will conceal nothing, nor willingly wrong any not concerned. Mrs. Cawley, whose husband was one of the King's judges not yet discovered, lodges at her brother's in Red Cross Street, is intimate with the wives of Ludlow, Goffe, and Whalley, and might know where they live. Col. Gilby Carr went to Leyden, and might be heard of among the English congregation and ministers there.
Jan. 15. Warrant to John Wickham and Matthew Butler to search for John Lock, Thomas Freeman, and William Pardoe, and bring them before Sec. [Bennet]. Minute. [Ent. Book 9, p. 225.]
Jan. 15.
Whitehall.
Sec. Bennet to Lord Seymour. The King wishes to remove, by consent of Col. Ed. Wyndham, the restraint imposed 30th September, at his request, of the payment of any money to Sir Edw. Heath and others, on an Act of Parliament for composition to ascertain fines in several duchy manors, so that the money may now be paid according to former grants and orders. [Ent. Book 10, p. 30.] Annexing,
55. i. Statement made before Council of the case between the children of Col. Edm. Wyndham and Sir Edw. Heath and others. King James, on agreeing with the copyhold tenants of divers duchy manors to confirm their estates, required a composition, half to be paid at once, with any arrears then due, and the other half on the passing of an Act of Parliament to confirm the said agreement. The late King granted to Thos. Warre and Thos. Bavand, in trust for Christobella, wife of Col. Wyndham and nurse of his present Majesty, what remained unpaid of this first half, and composition for arrears, and to Sir Edw. Heath and others the second half due on passing the Act of Parliament; so that as the grants do not interfere with each other, the parties may be dismissed.
Jan. 15. 56. Capt. Rich. Teate to the Navy Comrs. Has arrived in the Downs, and will sail for Chatham. Wants provisions. [Adm. Paper.]
Jan. 15.
Portsmouth.
57. Sir John Mennes and Sir Wm. Batten to Pepys. Want a branch out of the victuallers' contract, about the mode of disposing of remains of victuals on shipboard, of which they find many. If he is not obliged to receive them back, they must be sold, as being perishable. [Adm. Paper.]
Jan. 16. 58. Earl of Southampton to the King. The widow of George Price obtained from him, in June 1662, a report recommending her for relief, as her husband had been a great sufferer, and had failed in obtaining the place of Commissioner of Excise, or any other, on which 200l. was allowed her; she now presses for 200l. for life, which he thinks His Majesty would then have granted, but the order was only for the 200l.
Jan. 16. Grant to Sir Philip, son of Sir Calthorpe Parker, of the reversion, on payment of 10s., of a tenement in Watling Street and other tenements in London, expectant on an estate tail, according to covenant between the King's grandfather and Sir Calthorpe Parker. [Docquet.]
Jan. 16. Presentation of Dr. Drake to the chancellorship of Sarum. Minute. [Ent. Book 12, p. 5.]
Jan. 16.
Lathom.
59. Earl of Derby to Sec. Bennet. Has written at large to the Dean of St. Paul's about the information of George Darrow.
Jan. 16. Warrant for committing Edward Bagshaw close prisoner to the Tower, for treasonable practices. Minute. [Ent. Book 9, p. 225.]
Jan. 16. Warrants to Sir Edward Broughton to deliver up Bagshaw, and to a messenger to convey him to the Tower. Minutes. [Ent. Book 9, p. 225.]
Jan. 16. Pass for Mons. Le Febre, secretary to the Comte d'Estrades, to Rotterdam. Minute. [Ent. Book 9, p. 226.]
Jan. 16. Pass for M. Batailhé to France, with servants and equipage. Minute. [Ent. Book 9, p. 226.]
Jan. ? 60. Petition of Henry Gregory to the King, for a grant of 100l., which Thos. Bampfield is ready to pay into the Exchequer, he having received it for execution of an office under the late usurpers. Was forced to fly his country for adhering to engagements conducing to the Restoration. Annexing,
60. i. Note of restitution of the said sum by Thos. Bampfield. Latin. Michaelmas, 1662.
Jan. 16. Warrant to pay to Henry Gregory 100l., the same having been voluntarily paid into the Exchequer, because received as salary for execution of an office under the usurpers. Minute. [Ent. Book 9, p. 226.]
Jan. 16. Pass for Mr. Jennings to France. Minute. [Ent. Book 9, p. 227.]
Jan. 16. Grant to William Burton of an alms-room in St. Peter's, Westminster. Minute. [Ent. Book 9, p. 227.]
Jan. 16. Three grants of alms-rooms at Carlisle, to Francis Marshall, John Priestman, and William Hodgkinson. Minute. [Ent. Book 9, p. 227.]
Jan. 16. The King to the Earl of Derby, Hears, on petition of William Christian, that he is imprisoned in the Isle of Man, on a charge of treason, but finding him legally capable of favour, orders him to be brought up, in order to be heard before himself and his Council. [Ent. Book 9, p. 229.]
Jan. 16. Form of a warrant to Hen. Slingsby for preparations of tools, &c., towards the making of new groats and threepences, by way of the hammer, and for making coins value one, two, three, four, or six pence, from 20,000l. of the silver lately brought from France. [Ent. Book 9, pp. 229, 230.]
[Jan. 16.] 61. Copy of the above.
Jan. 16. Warrant for a grant of incorporation for the society meeting at Gresham College, by the name of the Royal Society of London for improving of natural knowledge. [Ent. Book 9, pp. 230, 231.]
Jan. 16. Warrant to Major Strachan to apprehend Rob. Ferguson, and bring him before Sec. [Bennet]. Minute. [Ent. Book 9, p. 235.]
Jan. 16.
Whitehall.
62. The King to [the Governors of the Charter House.] Requests them to appoint Mr. Guilliams, who has suffered much during the civil war, to the next vacancy in the Charter House.
Jan. Entry of the above, dated January 17. [Ent. Book 10, p. 32.]
Jan. 16.
Whitehall.
63. Warrant to the Farmers of Customs, London, to deliver to Francis Cook, certain books, &c., sent from France for the use of the Queen's chapel. Enclosing,
63. i. List of the said books, &c.; with note signed L. [Lord Ludovic ?] Stuart d'Aubigny, that they belong to the Queen's chapel and chaplains, and are addressed to her.
Jan. 16. Minute of the above warrant. [Ent. Book 9, p. 228.]
Jan. 17.
Parson's Green.
64. Lord Mordaunt to [Sec. Bennet]. A petition about marsh lands in Kent is about to be presented to the King, in which his name has been used without his permission.
Jan. 17. 65. List of 17 bills, letters, &c., signed on that day.
Jan. 17. 66. Statement addressed to the Navy Comrs., of the reasons for discharge of Matthew Langton, a joiner, from Deptford yard; charges against him of idleness, bad language, &c. In Oliver's time he followed house preaching, and was a soldier in that service. Endorsed [by Pepys] with a note that this report is made by order, upon a petition of Langton for re-admission to the works. [Adm. Paper, one and a half page.]
Jan. 17.
Whitehall.
Proclamation for restraint of killing, dressing, and eating of flesh in Lent, or on fish days appointed by law. Printed. [Proc. Coll., p. 136, four pages.]
Jan. 17. The King to the Lord Treasurer. He is to give immediate order for payment to Sec. Bennet of 2,100l., for debts charged on the privy purse whilst he was keeper, and especially for work done in the gardens at Whitehall, St. James's, and Hampton Court. [Ent. Book 10, p. 32.]
Jan. 17. Warrant for Mr. Halsey to see Phil. Gibbs in Newgate. Minute. [Ent. Book 9, p. 226.]
Jan. 17. Warrant to pay to Mr. Rosse 2,000l., for secret services. Minute. [Ent. Book 9, p. 231.]
Jan. 17. Warrant for a grant to William Prettyman of the office of Remembrancer of First Fruits and Tenths in the Exchequer, on surrender of patents by James Rogers and by Richard and John Verney, and for a grant of the reversion of the same, after Wm. Prettyman, to Mark Cottle and George Tuke. [Ent. Book 9, pp. 232–234.]
Jan. 17. Warrant to the Keeper of Newgate to send Phil. Gibbs in safe custody before Sec. [Bennet] to-morrow. Minute. [Ent. Book 9, p. 235.]
Jan. 18. Warrants to commit Phil. Gibbs close prisoner to the dungeon of the Tower for high treason, and to the Keeper of Newgate to carry him thither. Minutes. [Ent. Book 9, p. 235.]
Jan. 18. Warrant to Major Strachan to apprehend Rob. Ferguson, and bring him before Sec. [Bennet]. Minute. [Ent. Book 9, p. 235.]
Jan. 18. 67. Sir Philip Musgrave to Williamson. Is preparing his accounts, &c. Will come up after Candlemas.
Jan. 18.
Newbrough.
68. Lord Fauconberg to the Duke of Albemarle. Has sent, as ordered, four gentlemen to seize and convey Col. Lascelles and Capt. Mat. Beckwith to Scarborough Castle, and Rich. Cholmeley and Thos. Dickenson alderman of York, to York Castle. Has also sent to take Capt. Thos. Lascelles of Mount Grace and Major and Capt. Jas. Strangways of Pickering, suspicious persons; cannot hear of Rich. Roads and Wm. Newell. The informations of Procter and his companion will prove purely malicious, as were those against the Driffields and Fewster; Capt. Driffield and Fewster being persons of good repute, has released them on bail. [Two pages.] Enclosing,
68. i. Narrative of the life of Thomas Duffield, of Gaughey, as guilty of coining, housebreaking, perjury, &c., detailing his crimes as a thief, and a coiner, and his threatening vengeance against John Fewster, who had been arrested, and Fras. Driffield, who protected Fewster. With note from Lord Fauconberg to the Duke of Albemarle thereon. [Two pages.]
68. ii. Information of Thomas Procter, of Warsell, co. York. Went to John Fewster's, of Easingwold, with a warrant to search for clippers and coiners, and found some clippings of silver and moneys concealed, and also a letter which he supposed to be treasonable. Dec. 30, 1662.
68. iii. Examination of Thos. Duffield. Was at the finding of the said clippings and coins, and knows not how they came there. Dec. 30.
68. iv.–viii. Information of Thos. Fewster, Matthias and Stephen Driffield, and two others, assistants in the above search. Believe Procter to have put in the clippings which he pretended to find; some such, when he was searched, were found in his pocket; believe also that he had dropped the above-mentioned letter. Think it was done in revenge, because Fewster, when constable, apprehended Duffield for issuing false coin, and he had always threatened vengeance. Five papers.
Dec. 30 and Jan. 3.
68. ix. Justice Wm. Weddel to Lord Fauconberg. The reason why Procter and Driffield are committed to prison is that they were accused of coining. Details their conduct in reference to the search at Fewster's house. Has released the two Fewsters on bond. Erswick, Jan. 18.
Jan. 18.
Whitehall.
69. Petition of Chas. Earl of Norwich to the King, for a pension for life, proportionable to the 5½ years still due of a pension of 2,000l. a year for seven years, granted to his late father, on surrendering his place of Captain of the Guard, to enable him to satisfy the supernumeraries thereof, &c.; and also for renewal of the lease of the Stewardship of Peverel honour. With reference thereon to the Lord Treasurer or Chancellor of the Exchequer, reference by the Lord Treasurer of the former part of the petition to the Attorney General, and of the latter to the Surveyor General; report of the latter, March 25, in favour of the said lease for life, and of the coal mines thereto appertaining for 27 years, and the Lord Treasurer's final report, May 6, recommending that of the Surveyor.
Jan 18 ? 70. Reference of a similar petition to the Attorney and Solicitor General, the King wishing to continue to the petitioner sufficient of the pension of 2,000l. a year for seven years, granted to his late father, as may suffice to pay his debts, especially the moneys advanced to pay the supernumerary yeomen of the Guard.
[Jan. 18.] 71. Request by Jeromino Abreu de Mendaca, guard of the ladies, and porter of the chamber to the Queen in the voyage from Portugal, for a letter of recommendation to King Alphonso, as he desires to return to Portugal. Marked "from Sir Ph. Howard." Spanish.
Jan. 18/28.
Lisbon.
72. Jeromino Abreu de Mendaca to Sir Philip Howard (?). Entreats him to obtain for him the letter requested from the Queen, no one having served her better, by sea or land, during her journey. Wrote twice for it when in the Downs, but failed to receive it. Spanish.
Jan. 19. Warrant to the Duke of York, Lord Admiral, to authorize the Navy Comrs. to sell all useless and decayed provisions in the King's stores, the proceeds to be paid on account to the Treasurer of the Navy. [Docquet.]
Jan. 19. Warrant to pay to Sir Geo. Carteret, Bart., treasurer of the navy, 18,352l. 2s. on account, towards the building of two secondrate ships. [Docquet.]
Jan. 19.
Reading.
73. Dr. P. Mews to Sir Wm. Armorer. The mayor and constables surprised Mr. Fowler and his congregation at an unlawful meeting at his house. The people departed when ordered, bewailing their persecuted condition, but Fowler persisted that he would keep his house open for all who would come, and had satisfied the Lord Lieutenant. This blow should be followed, for if this grand incendiary be winked at, no good will be done in the place. The nonsubscribing ministers say they shall be in again before Lady Day.
Jan. 19. 74. Examination of Thomas Procter, of Warsell. Jonathan Kendall, of Warsell, told him of an intended rising against the King, in which Luke Robinson, Capt. Harrison, Col. Lascelles, and Capt. Wm. Oddie, were to be employed as officers; also Francis and Matthew Wood, of Dacrebanks. Found two letters in Fewster's house, one of which was in cypher. [One and a half page.]
Jan. 19.
Whitehall.
Reference to the Lord Chancellor and three others on the petition of Sir John Wolstenholme, for 90,000l., his whole estate, which he lost in 1641 by being bound for the then farmers of customs, to be paid out of 200,000l. which His Majesty acknowledges due to the said farmers; also report thereon that nothing can be done till the accounts have been examined, to ascertain the sums due to each party, and whether it be true that Wolstenholme paid 40,146l. 16s. more than his share; and request to two auditors, Wood and Beale, to certify the said accounts. [Ent. Book 13, pp. 205, 206, and 247.]
Jan. 19. Reference to the Lord Chancellor on the petition of Mr. Hooke to be excused from being sheriff of Hampshire, to which he was nominated by the King on Mr. Hunt's refusing to take the oaths. [Ent. Book 13, p. 206.]
Jan. 20. 75. Val. Shukburgh to Edward Checkly. A gentleman has been with him, pretending a commission from the Secretary of State, to settle a new way of riding for 3d. a mile, and to treat with all postmasters thereon; but the Postmaster General threatens them with losing their places if they treat with him. Asks whether there be any such commission. Endorsed "Mr. Shukburgh, concerning Ibson." [See Jan. 10.]
Jan. 20. Warrant to Sir Edward Broughton to release William Salmon, on security for his good behaviour and appearance. [Ent. Book 9, p. 235.]
Jan. 20. Like warrant for release of Thomas Leach. Minute. [Ent. Book 9, p. 235.]
Jan. 20.
Whitehall.
Warrant to the Navy Comrs. to pay to William Overton, surgeon, 350l., for cures done to soldiers in Jamaica, notwithstanding their being done on shore. [Ent. Book 9, p. 241.]
Jan. 20. Order for a warrant creating Sir James Scott Baron Scott of Tyndale, Earl of Doncaster, and Duke of Monmouth. [Ent. Book 9, p. 271.]
Jan. 20. 76. Bond of Thomas Freeman, felt maker of St. Bride's, London, and two others, in 300l., for his good and loyal behaviour, and appearance before a Secretary of State when summoned.
Jan. 20. 77–79. Like bonds of John Lock, felt maker of St. Bride's, John Inch, writing master of St. Mary Axe, and Wm. Perdoe, clothworker of Christ Church parish. Three papers.
Jan. 20. 80, 81. Like bonds of William Salmon, merchant tailor, of St. Martin's-le-Grand, and Thomas Leach, printer, of St. Bride's parish, in 500l. each. Two papers.
Jan. 20. 82. Examinations of Jonathan Kendall and Simon Rathee. Henry Procter and Thomas his son are both men of evil lives, and were in service of the Parliament. Know nothing of any intended rising. Procter has had a quarrel with the two Woods named in his examination, &c. [Two pages.]
Jan. 20.
Lathom.
83. Earl of Derby to Sec. Bennet. Desires directions what to do with Rob. Yates, late minister at Warrington, and others. Can discover no more on the information given to the Duke of Albemarle. Hears that one Christian,—condemned and executed by the laws of the Isle of Man, because in 1651 he constrained the Earl's mother, then governess of the island, to yield,—appealed to the King. Begs not to have taken from him the rights enjoyed by his ancestors ever since 7 Hen. IV. Wishes to have Sir Edward Moseley and two others as deputy lieutenants for Lancashire. [Two pages.]
Jan. 20. 84. Dr. J. Barwick, dean of St. Paul's, to Williamson. Is unfit for the business put upon him by the Earl of Derby. Mr. Yates and the other persons seized on information of George Darrow, deny all knowledge of him, but that is false; the mischief is that Darrow is bribed and dispatched out of the way. Encloses,
84. i. Examinations of Bridget, the wife, and Christopher, the father of George Darrow, carrier of Liverpool. Lived in Warrington where George Darrow worked at husbandry for Richard Nicholls. Knew John Naylor, Mr. Yates, and Rich. Worrall.
Lathom, January 15, 1662.
Jan. 20.
Whitehall.
85. Examination of John Lock, servant to Gibbs, taken before Sec. Bennet. Knows Biersley, an Anabaptist, but has not seen him lately, nor had any communication with him by his master's direction.
Jan. 20.
Somerset House.
86. Regulations for the Queen's servants, made by the King in presence of the two Queens, on disputes arising among the officers. The Queen's chamberlain is to lead her everywhere, or, in case of his absence, her master of the horse, or vice-chamberlain or gentleman usher; her officers are always to attend her on public occasions, even should the King be present. His chamberlain appoints her yeomen of the guard, and orders her removing wardrobe on journeys. Her chamberlain attends her when invited out; settlement as to which hand is to be respectively given to her lord chamberlain and master of the horse, in getting in and out of coaches, &c.; the latter rides immediately before her, and all presents given to her in journeys, which she does not choose to keep belong to him. [Three and a half pages.]
Jan. 20. 87. Obligation of Fras. Royley, of St. Margaret's, Westminster, and Fras. Preston, surgeon, of the Barbican, in 20l., to pay 10l. 3s. to Thos. Turner on 21st April next.
Jan. 21.
London.
88. [The Muscovy Company] to Sir Jas. Modyford, Bart. The second ambassador from the Emperor of Russia receives instructions from some private person in Holland, a nation the declared enemies of the English in point of trade. Think that this is below the quality of an ambassador, and that it is below the King to treat with one who so acts.
Jan. 21. Grant in reversion to Wm. Burton of an alms-room in Westminster. [Docquet.]
Jan. 21. Grant to Wm. Mordaunt of the office of Receiver of answers, replications, rejoinders, or minutes, in Wales or the Marches. [Docquet.]
Jan. 21.
Whitehall.
89. Sec. Bennet to Sir John Robinson. The King will allow Mr. Davies to discourse with needful persons about his business, debts, &c., but not to have the liberty of the Tower, fearing he will abuse it as having been very criminal towards His Majesty; Gibbs may be taken out of the dungeon and his wife allowed to see him.
Jan. 21. 90. John Walwyn to [Sec. Bennet.] The King has many enemies in Southwark, especially in St. Mary Olave's parish, where Cradacher, the former minister, still lives in Montague Close, in a house that has many ways to go out, above and below, from which Dr. Ward and another of the late traitors escaped, and where many daily resort. Several hundreds of them assembled to get a factious minister chosen; any who speak in behalf of the King are in danger of their lives; they have torn down the King's arms from the writer's door, and defiled with dirt a loyal inscription below, which could not be removed. They have so many thousands on their side that they care for no man; 30 or 40, who had got Mr. Carrell to preach treason to them, were taken, but all set free on bond; thinks all such should be banished the kingdom, just as formerly they treated those who spoke one word for the King. Was formerly a prisoner six years, for saying "God bless King Charles II.," and that the kingdom belonged to him. [One and a half page.]
Jan. 21. Warrant for Robert Ferguson to be committed close prisoner to the Gatehouse, for treasonable practises. Minute. [Ent. Book 9, p. 235.]
Jan. ? 91. Petition of Colonel Walter De Mias and Henrietta Killigrew his wife, to the King, for money to transport themselves into Germany. Came into England to receive moneys by order of the late King, but De Mias not obtaining maintenance, went to serve in Portugal, and failed of the promises made him.
Jan. 21. Warrant to pay to Col. De Mias and Henrietta Killigrew, his wife, 200l. in discharge of a debt due to Henrietta and Elizabeth, daughters of the late Sir Hen. Killigrew, from the late King. [Ent. Book 9, p. 236.]
Jan. 21. Warrant to Mat. Butler and John Wickham, to release John Lock, Thomas Freeman, and William Pardoe, they having given security for good behaviour. Minute. [Ent. Book 9, p. 236.]
Jan. 21.
Lydney.
92. Daniel Furzer to the Navy Comrs. States the quantity and quality of timber that can be supplied from Lydney, at their order, for the ships to be built at Portsmouth. Encloses his accounts up to December last. There is no one who offers to buy the waste timber in the yard. [One and a half page Adm. Paper.]
Jan. 22. 93. Godfrey Morgan, look-out at Portsmouth and Southampton, to the Same. Is hated by those in charge of the stores. Enquires what are boatswains' perquisites. Complains that the stores are embezzled, and new stuff carried away as though old. Marked "Seize all, old or new." [Adm. Paper.]
Jan. 22. 94. Chris. Pett and Jonas Shish to the Same. Give the dimensions of the three chimneys in His Majesty's yacht Katherine. [Adm. Paper.]
Jan. 22. 95. John Davies to Sam. Pepys. Finds only 40 loads of knees in Mr. Blackberry's contract. [Adm. Paper.]
Jan. ? 96. Petition of Anne, wife of Robt. Tichborne, prisoner in Holy Island, to the King, for leave to send a servant to her husband, who is lame and infirm. Marked "Fiat."
Jan. 22.
Whitehall.
Sec. Bennet to Lord Widdrington, governor of the Holy Island. The King has consented, on petition of Alderman Tichborne's friends, to allow a servant of his to wait on him in prison during his sickness. They are to take especial care that His Majesty's service be not prejudiced thereby. [Ent. Book 10, p. 31.]
Jan. 22.
St. John.
97. Earl of Carlisle to Sec. Bennet. Requests him to gain the King's approval of Sir Thomas Strickland, who was accidentally left out of the list of deputy lieutenants of Westmoreland.
Jan. 22.
Newbrough.
98. M. Darcy to Sec. Bennet. Found at York that Lord Fauconberg had imprisoned persons on information which proved false, as his lordship wrote to the Duke of Albemarle. Asks leave to go further north and visit his friends, whom he has not seen for 18 years. His services at Court signify little.
Jan. 22. Grant to Col. Ant. Eyre of the tithes of Fulham, vested in the Crown by attainder of Edm. Harvey. [Docquet.]
Jan. 22. Grant, with survivorship, to Thos. Freeston and Hen. Prescot, of the office of Surveyor of Customs in the Port of London, on determination of a similar grant to the Earl of Cork and Col. O'Neale, for the life of Mrs. Olive Porter. [Docquet.]
Jan. 22. Warrant to pay to Thos. Ross 2,000l. for the King's special service. [Docquet.]
Jan. 22. Warrant for 5,000l. to the privy purse. Minute. [Ent. Book 9, p. 238.]
Jan. 22.
London.
The Levant Company to the Earl of Winchelsea. Thanks for his care in preventing the factors' frauds as to duties, and his severe premonitions if any transgress; have sent express orders thereon, also stating that they will not bear the burden of personal avanias. To prevent false pretences about taking the oath for due entries of goods, have ordered it to be taken afresh by all the factors, in a general assembly of the factory. Complain of the exaction from commanders of ships of a dollar for every gunshot fired on public occasions in Turkey; private ships ought not to charge this at all, and those of the company should only charge the real expense, which is not half as much. Particulars of ships and goods sent; present him with two large and comely Irish greyhounds. No moneys are to be paid on their account, except in pursuance of the late orders, and in any unforeseen expense, they beg great moderation. Have had extravagant accounts from their treasurers at Aleppo and Constantinople. Beg him not to credit insinuations raised to set him and them at variance. [Levant Papers, Vol. v., pp. 7–10.]
Jan. 22.
London.
The Same to Wm. Hodges, treasurer at Constantinople. As to the charge of a dollar a gun, made by the commander of the William and Sarah, for 73 guns shot to salute the Grand Seignior as he passed, thinks it should be borne by the ship, as in the case of the French and Dutch. Jonathan Dawes is now free of the company, and therefore his goods are to be cleared; statement of goods now sent, and orders for regulation of the trade. Have sent moneys to the treasurer at Smyrna, in case his supply by consulage falls short. [Levant Papers, Vol. v., pp. 10, 11.]
Jan. 22.
London.
The Same to Consul Cave [at Smyrna]. Goods sent; fresh orders drawn up. Rich. Mowse is sent there as treasurer; the oath is to be taken again, and any refusal to be reported to the ambassador, who will assist therein. Disallow the two per cent. on consulage which he allowed to Capt. Eden, and order repayment of a dollar per cloth extra, if such have been levied on the Smyrna factor, the leviation being sufficient before. Will not meddle with the late avania which only concerns Sam. Taylor and private men. Rich. Uvedale is to be freed from the broke on his tin received from Leghorn, if it be proved that he was unwitting that it was a breach of the company's orders, he not being a freeman. The Consul is to make inquiries about an information said to be given to the Cadi by Sam. Pentlow, of Mr. Coventry's sending a horse into Christendom, as information by one English Christian against another is scandalous. Account of ships sent. Capt. Wise should go to Constantinople, but if he refuse on plea of danger, he is to be protested against for non-performance of contract. Have sent 22,500 dollars, in lieu of consulage; all the English are to be assembled to take the oath, and to receive the new orders. [Levant Papers, Vol. v., pp. 12–14.]
Jan. 22.
London.
Levant Company to Samuel Taylor. Release him at his request from the treasurership, and authorize him to deliver his accounts and balance to Rich. Mowse, sent to succeed him. The late avania of 2,000 dollars, happening in a garden on some difference between himself and others and certain Turks, cannot be admitted in his accounts. [Levant Papers, Vol. v., p. 15.]
Jan. 22. Instructions for Rich. Mowse, appointed treasurer at Smyrna. He is to receive the accounts, &c., from Sam. Taylor; to collect the company's duties and beware of frauds; to send lists of goods laden and moneys received; to consult with the consul about abating the consulage on strangers' goods, rather than allow foreign ships to enjoy the benefit thereof, but to receive consulage from all goods on ships carrying English colours, as also from the goods of the factors, who vainly plead exemption; to use great care to disburse frugally and prevent needless charges; to avoid taking up money at interest: other treasurers have lent it at 1 per cent. per month. The goods regularly entered on general ships are to be free of consulage in Turkey; goods not entered are to pay 2¼ dollars per cloth, if belonging to a freeman, if not, a broke of 20 per cent; 22,500 dollars are sent to meet present expenses, &c. [Levant Papers, Vol. v., pp. 18–21.]
Jan. 23. 99. Declaration by the Commissioners for regulating Corporations, of their appointment of John Allen as steward or town clerk of Tamworth, in place of Thos. Fox or Mr. Bill. [Ten seals and signatures.]
Jan. 23.
Wine Licence Office, Old Palace, Westminster.
100. N. Oudart to Williamson. Begs him to favour his request for a line or two from the King, whereby an old traveller in his service may be made happier. Was sworn gentleman of the privy chamber before Christmas last. Thanks for packets from his wife and friends in Holland. [Two pages.]
Jan. 23. 101. List of 11 bills, letters, warrants, &c., signed on that day.
Jan. ? 102. Petition of the Churchwardens and Overseers of St. Martin'sin-the-Fields to Sec. Bennet, to favour their humble address to the King, for his customary yearly relief of 100l. towards the poor of the parish.
Jan. 23. Warrant to pay 100l. to the Churchwardens and Overseers of St. Martin's-in-the-Fields, as the royal bounty for the poor. [Ent. Book 9, p. 237.]
Jan. Docquet of the above, dated January 28.
Jan. ? 103. Petition of Frances, relict of Edward Penruddock, to the King. States her case of distress, and begs 2,000l. or some pension to preserve her from ruin. Annexing,
103. i. Case of Frances, relict of Edw. Penruddock. Her husband purchased the office of one of the six clerks in chancery in reversion, for 2,500l. in 1632, and gave 5,500l. more for possession of it in 1638, but Nich. Love obtained a grant of it during the usurpation, and purchased an estate therefrom, which is granted to the Duke of York; Penruddock was promised satisfaction, but died before obtaining it.
Jan. 23.
Whitehall.
Warrant to Lord Colepeper to pay 1,000l. to Sir George Penruddock for the benefit of the widow and children of Edward Penruddock, late one of the six clerks in chancery, who died after enjoying the place only a short time. [Ent. Book 9, p. 237.]
Jan. 23. Warrant for 3,109l. 19s. 9½d. to Hugh May, paymaster of the works. Minute. [Ent. Book 9, p. 238.]
Jan. Docquet of the above, dated Jan. 28.
[Jan. 23.] Warrant to—Blundell to apprehend Francis Paver and James Dixon, and bring them before Sec. Bennet, on prosecution of Sir Wm. Armorer. Minute, with note that they are to remain in the messenger's hands till sufficiently mortified. [Ent. Book 9, p. 239.]
Jan. 23. Order for a warrant to pay to Sir George Carteret, treasurer of the navy, 3,705l. 12s. 10d. for victuals and wages due for the King and Duke's yachts, enlarging the wharf at Woolwich, &c. [Ent. Book 9, p. 239.]
Jan. 23. Warrant to the Board of Greencloth to order the same allowance of wood and coal to Mr. Ross, King's librarian, as heretofore allowed by warrant from the Lord Steward of the household. [Ent. Book 9, p. 240.]
Jan. 23. Warrant for a grant of 1,500l. to Sir Gilbert Gerard and 1,000l. to Sir Nicholas Throckmorton, out of fines arising from the King's right of franchise and liberty of chace in Kingswood, co. Gloucester. [Ent. Book 9, pp. 242, 243.]
Jan. 23. Warrant to John Wickham to apprehend — Jones with his papers. Minute. [Ent. Book 9, p. 243.]
Jan. 23. 104. Sir Phil. Warwick to Mr. Strange. The Lord Treasurer wishes him to attend till he sees Mr. Coward's name put into a commission for appeals in excise. With note from Williamson requesting the bill to be sent, that the name may be inserted.
Jan. 23. 105. Depositions of Alexander Powell, of Hyssington, co. Montgomery, and seven other witnesses, chiefly of Montgomeryshire, on interrogatories not given, wherein they assert that Arthur and John Morris called the King a bastard, Monk a traitor for bringing him back, the late King a papistical rascal who deserved his death; hoped to be the death of Charles II.; said that none should vote for Parliament men but those who would first swear to fight against the Stuarts; that the King promised the Pope to restore popery if he would aid him; that he was unfit to rule, &c. [Six pages.]
Jan. 23. The King to the Lord Mayor, &c., of London. Recommends the admission of Sam. Daveigar, a Portugal merchant, into one of the city companies, on payment of the usual fees, in order to encourage his trading here. [Ent. Book 10, p. 33.]
[Jan.] 23.
Whitehall.
106. The King to the Master of the Rolls. Accepts his obedience of former commands, in appointing John Wilkinson to the place of one of the six clerks, void by death of Edw. Penruddock, at nomination of Lord Colepeper, as a reward for services done by his lordship's late father to the late King and himself; and orders further, that Lord Colepeper have the nomination to the next place void.
Jan. 23. Entry of the above. [Ent. Book 10, p. 34.]
Jan. 23. 107. Subpœna to Thomas Wood to appear before Lord Chief Justice Bridgeman, at Westminster Hall, on Feb. 6, in a cause between Joan Higham and Rich. Chamberlain, on a plea of broken covenant.
Jan. 23.
Whitehall.
Reference to the Lord Treasurer, Chancellor of the Exchequer, and Lord Chief Baron, on the petition of Wm. Sandys, for payment of a debt due to him from Sir John Shaw and Mr. Colimore, about which they have a difference. [Ent. Book 13, p. 208.]
Jan. 24.
Whitehall.
Reference to the Lord Treasurer on the petition of Barnabas Norman, of Newport, Isle of Wight, for payment of 266l. due to him, his brother John, and others, for fish, salt, and money provided for the late King, when he was in the island. [Ent. Book 13, p. 209.]
Jan. 24.
Dover.
108. Alexander Murray to Sec. Bennet. Could not embark Lord Wariston at Rouen after his seizure, and the guards were not ordered to escort him farther, so went to Paris and got another order from the French King to keep him prisoner in Dieppe Castle, whence, with 10 soldiers, he brought him over, and will now put him into Dover Castle till the wind is fair to bring him to Gravesend, unless ordered to bring him by land. [One and a half page.]
Jan. 24.
Portsmouth.
109. John Tippetts to the Navy Comrs. Of the New Forest timber 100 loads are unserviceable, and should be sold on the spot. Requests a letter to the Justices of the county to order the carriage of two elm trees, both within 18 miles of that place. With names of six justices of Hampshire. [Adm. Paper.]
Jan. 24. 110. Capt. Thos. Dimond to the Same. Has left the purser's general acquittance with Mr. Lewis, chief clerk of the Victualling Office. The purser's charges against him about his accounts are false. Requests payment of his wages. Sends his pay book. [Adm. Paper.]
Jan. 24. 111. Proposition by Commissioner Pett for making pitch out of tar in one day. [Adm. Paper.]
Jan. 24.
York.
112. Lord Fauconberg to Sec. Bennet. Has searched, as ordered, into the bottom of this business, and finds there is no cause of apprehension from those parts.
Jan. 24.
York.
113. Sir Thomas Gower to the Same. The prisoners taken upon Procter's information have been examined, and though it caused apprehension at first, it proved a mere fanfara, as suspected by all that hear who is the informer. Is sparing neither charge nor labour to discover treason, but thinks there can be no dangerous design on hand in the country.
Jan. 24. 114. N. Oudart to Williamson. Leaves to him and Sec. [Bennet] the working of the document which he requests.
Jan. 24. 115. Statement by William Lord Widdrington of the expenses of the garrison at Berwick, being 9,909l. 18s. yearly, and that it is 6,860l. 14s. in arrears of pay.
Jan. 25 ? 116. Certificate by Chas. Whittaker, foreign apposer of the Exchequer, of the fines and issues of jurors, totted by sheriffs for 14 Charles II.; total, 1,664l. 11s. 8d.
Jan. 26. 117. Note by Nath. Johnson, clerk of the patents, that the Manor of Cawton and other lands belonging to John Lambert, co. York, contain several parcels of land not named in the warrant, and therefore the Attorney General desires a new one, which will pass no more than was intended by the former one.
Jan. 26. 118. Thomas Lord Wentworth to Williamson. Requests him to get a warrant signed, as prefixed, to Sir Thomas Clarges, commissary of musters, to sign the muster rolls for nine companies in his regiment, as if mustered on October 4, although on account of their removal from Dunkirk, they could not be so mustered.
Jan. 26.
Edenhall.
119. Sir Philip Musgrave to the Same. Thanks for favours. Is coming southwards in a fortnight. Encloses,
119. i. The Same to Sec. Bennet. Thanks for his showing his former letter to the King. Cannot believe he will be laid aside till his want of merit or fitness exposes him to it. Professes devotion to the King. [Two pages.]
Edenhall, January 26.
Jan. 26. Warrant to John Cox, messenger, to take into custody Edward Miller and Henry Simons, of Putney. Minute. [Ent. Book 9, p. 243.]
Jan. 26. Warrants to Lieut. Cooper, quartermaster of the King's troop at Maidstone, to receive Lord Wariston at Dover Castle and bring him safe prisoner to the Tower; and to Sir John Robinson, Lieutenant of the Tower, to receive and keep him close prisoner. Minute. [Ent. Book 9, p. 244.]
Jan. 27. Warrants to Thomas Widowes to take Gavin Lawry to the Gatehouse; and to the Keeper of the Gatehouse to receive him prisoner, for holding traiterous and dangerous correspondence. Minute. [Ent. Book 9, p. 244.]
Jan. 27.
Whitehall.
Order for a warrant to pay to Henry Earl of St. Alban's 430l., for a jewel sold by him to the King. [Ent. Book 9, p. 246.]
Jan. 27. Privy seal for 50l. a year to the Keeper of Battles Walk, in Windsor Forest. Minute. [Ent. Book 9, p. 246.]
Jan. 27. Pass for Mons. Witt to transport two horses beyond sea. Minute. [Ent. Book 9, p. 246.]
Jan. 27. Warrant for Captain Richard St. George to receive the pay of a captain of foot during life. Minute, noted "Vide Irish dispatches." [Ent. Book 9, p. 247.]
Jan. 27. Licence for Major Ellis Goodwin to practise as counsellor at law. Minute. [Ent. Book 9, p. 247.]
Jan. 27.
Westminster.
Licence to George Jolly, of London, and such persons as he shall appoint, to exercise stage plays, masks, shows, &c., he fixing the rates of showing them anywhere in the King's dominions, except in London and Westminster; and order to all magistrates to protect him from injury or molestation. [Ent Book 9, pp. 247–250.]
Jan. 27. Examination of Gavin Lawry. Saw Lord Wariston two or three years ago in London, but has had no letter nor money transactions with him since. Did not help him to go beyond seas, nor complain that he had like to have betrayed himself in refusing a health. [Domestic Corresp., December 19, 1662.]
Jan. 27 ? 120. Rob. Johnston to Sec. Bennet. Informs against sundry suspicious persons. Andrew Robinson, a dangerous quaker, who travels with seditious papers between Edinburgh and London; Giles Calvert, a bookseller, who sold the Phœnix and many seditious books; Capt. Luke Williams, a commonwealth baptist; Capt. Saberton, the Earl of Pembroke's steward, a witty, active, discontented person; Major Hebron, of Walton-on-Thames, and Griffith, late preacher at the Charter House. Lady Wariston denies knowing Mr. Lawry, but she does know him as Mr. Kedman, and has sent him presents, &c. She spoke of differences between Lauderdale and Lord Middleton, and of two persons who helped to keep life in the Presbyterian interest at Court, who are named in some former papers. [One and a half page.]
Jan. ? 121. The Same to [the Same.] Explains some notes found in a pocket book. Lady Goger lodged Wariston privately before he left Scotland; particulars of his escape to London and thence to France, aided by Mr. Lawry. Is indebted to Mr. Lawry for money, and brought him into this trouble, by applying to him to help Wariston, therefore wishes to take all on himself. Particulars of Wariston's conduct abroad; Mr. Scouler complains that be cannot be prevented going to markets and fairs, by which he means churches, where French sermons are preached. Explanations of private memoranda: John Caitness had whispered several times of a change to come; this is his last writing; has been much blamed for his discovery of Wariston. [Four pages.] Annexing,
121. i. Request from [Lord Wariston] to have frequent information sent how it goes with the Lord's people, and to have such books and papers as have been written on the subject lately sought up, bought at any price, and sent to him, as he stands much in need of such things.
121. ii. Declaration by John Scolder that a letter prefixed from Sam. Allie to Scouler, dated February 14, 1660, on private money affairs, was given to him by [Lord Wariston] prisoner at request of the King of Great Britain in the old palace at Rouen. Endorsed with receipt by John Craigston from Scouler of a loan of 200 livres 4 sous.
January 16, 1663.
Papers of John Scouler, all on private business, as follows:—
121. iii. George Watt to John Scouler.
London, January 17, 1661.
121. iv. The Same to the Same. London, February 18,1661.
121. v. The Same to the Same. London, March 12,1661.
121. vi. John Scouler to Gavin Lawry.
Rouen, September 9, 1662.
121. vii. The Same to the Same. Rouen, September 16, 1662.
121. viii. J. Wilmot to John Scolder, her cousin, Rouen.
Newcastle, November 19, 1662.
121. ix. Harrie Osburne to the Same.
Edinburgh, December 9, 1662.
121. x. — to Mr. Terrill, of Rouen. December 22.
Jan. ? 122. Memoranda taken from Johnston's papers relating to Anderson, a Scottish minister, Wariston's correspondence, Caitness, Lawry, Sprig and Forbes, ministers, &c. [Two pages.]
Jan. ?
Tower.
123. Robt. Johnston to [Sec. Bennet.] Was surprised when first taken, having been in no way concerned in the plot. Met Baker, who told him they would have risen that night to deliver their brethren from slavery, but were discovered. They were ready to attempt Whitehall, Somerset House, and the Duke or Chancellor's lodging, but Mr. Tong was trapanned and others taken. Baker said they would try once again, and if they failed, would go into the country; that they have their officers, their declarations, and a new parliament; they discussed whether to bring him (Johnston) amongst them, but he feared to join any such attempt. Explains mistakes in his examination before the King and Duke, being much daunted. Finding Baker was a trapanner, and that some were in prison on false reports, looks on himself as a dying man, and will be ingenuous, but disclaims all plotting; doubts the reality of the plot; is suffering for hearing and telling of news. Lord Lauderdale has lately sent private messages to Lady Wariston, bidding her be quiet, and he would take care of her husband, when his difference with Middleton was over, but now was a bad time, councils being much divided. Lord Lindsay and Sir Robert Murray also spoke of dislike of present proceedings; begs his sentence, to be out of misery, having nothing to live upon, being alone and sick in a cold prison, and life a burden to him. [Two pages.]
Jan. 27.
Portsmouth.
124. John Tippetts to the Navy Comrs. Desires that Mr. Furzer may be hastened in supplying timber from the Forest of Dean. Sheathing boards wanted. [Adm. Paper.]
Jan. 27.
Deptford.
125. Capt. Wm. Badiley to [the Same]. Wishes to appoint a second master to the yacht Katherine, and recommends Mr. Garner. The company of the Elias is discharged. Six men are required for fitting the rigging of the Royal James. [Adm. Paper.]
Jan. 27. 126. List of 15 bills, warrants, &c., signed on that day.
Jan. 27.
Parson's Green.
127. Lord Mordaunt to Sec. Bennet. Has requested Mr. Gresham, a justice of the peace, before whom he (the writer) spoke with Poulson about his charge, to send him the examinations. What Poulson said was less of malice than of folly, and he has been thus long in prison because his wife was unwilling to produce her brother, the first reporter.
Jan. 28.
Woolwich.
128. Statement by Wm. Acworth of timber required to complete the contracts of Sir Wm. Warren and Christopher Coles. [Adm. Paper.]
Jan. 28.
Hallaton.
129. Richard Verney and William Street, justices of Leicestershire, to Sec. Bennet. Sent a warrant for Thomas Swan and all persons who had heard him speak seditious words against the King. He was said to be overcome with drink at the time, which is probable, because he was several times imprisoned for loyalty under the usurped powers, and promoted the Restoration. Have bound him over in 2,000l. to appear, given him the oaths, and punished him for drunkenness.
Jan. 28.
Whitehall.
Order for a warrant to disafforest the chace and forest of Needwood, co. Stafford, being distant from any royal residence and greater charge than benefit, and for a grant of lease of the same to George Duke of Albemarle for 99 years, with power to divide, enclose, fell the wood, &c., to be passed under the seal of the county palatine of Lancaster. [Ent. Book 9, pp. 255–257.]
Jan. 28. 130. Certificate by Sir John Bromfield, Bart, Sir John Lenthall, and George Moore, justices of the peace of Southwark, and Edw. Ball and Anth. Rous, churchwardens, that Barth. Jennings, a poor honest man of St. Saviour's parish, is fit to be licensed for selling meat in the ensuing Lent.
Jan. 29. Pass for John Postell with six horses, eight couples of hounds, and sundry hunting equipments, to the Duke of Brunswick. [Ent. Book 9, p. 251.]
Jan. 29. Order for a warrant to pay to Robert Child and William Bowles, masters of the tents, 5,909l. for tents for the King's service. [Ent. Book 9, p. 251.]
Jan. 29. Warrant for a grant to John Lord Belasyse of the manors of Cawton, and other lands, co. York, forfeit by attainder of John Lambert, and of West Scrafton and other lands, sometime in possession of Matthew and Margaret, Earl and Countess of Lenox, but since conveyed to John Runsworth [or Rushworth] and William Claxton, in trust for John Lambert. [Ent. Book 9, pp. 252–3.]
Jan. 29.
Whitehall.
Warrant to Sir Thomas Clarges, commissary general of musters, to muster the several companies of Guards commanded by Thos. Lord Wentworth, who, on account of their removal from Dunkirk, could not be mustered with the other companies, and to sign their rolls as though mustered October 4 last. [Ent. Book 9, p. 254.]
Jan. 29. Warrant to Sir Edward Broughton to permit the wife of Mr. Lawry to speak with her husband, and also Richard Tomlins to have access to him. Minute. [Ent. Book 9, p. 255.]
Jan. 29. 131. Estimates by Jonas Shish and Edw. Rundells of the charge of a new wharf at Deptford, the old one being too much decayed for repairs; total, 164l. 14s.; of a drift wharf of 30 feet, 48l. 8s.; and of a deal fence to the wharf, 16l. 5s. 1d. [Adm Paper.]
Jan. 29. 132. Jonas Shish to [the Navy Comrs]. The charge for the repairs of the Dartmouth will be 135l. [Adm. Paper.]
Jan. 29.
Whitehall.
The King to the Lord Treasurer. He is to cause the fine due by Wm. Lockyer on a lease of a small living in the Manor of Wilcombe to be paid to Edw. Davis, in reward for his fidelity and sufferings in the Royal cause, his son having been executed at Exeter, for endeavouring the Restoration. [Ent. Book 10, p. 37.]
Jan. 29. Order for payment to the Keeper of the privy purse, of all sums remaining in the hands of accountants not pardoned by the Act of Oblivion; with authority to the officers of the Exchequer to compound with such accountants therefor. [Docquet.]
Jan. 29. Warrant to advance to Sir Chas. Berkeley, lieutenant-governor of Portsmouth, 300l. for reparation of decays in the fortifications there. [Docquet.]
Jan. 29. Warrant to pay to the Same, as keeper of the privy purse, 5,000l., to be issued according to the King's directions. [Docquet.]
Jan. 29. Warrant to repay to Fras. Lord Hawley 1,200l. advanced by him to the King for his own use. [Docquet.]
Jan. 29.
Whitehall.
133. Warrant to the Chief Keeper of White Lion Prison, Southwark, to discharge Arthur Fisher and 46 other Quakers, against whom there is no charge but their meeting.
Jan. 29. 134. Account by Sir Thos. Clarges, commissary of musters, of the Gravesend Blockhouse, that on examination of the several musters of the garrison, sent to Lord Treasurer Southampton on petition of Capt. Wm. Lennard, governor, he finds them all complete, as settled February 5, 1661, and that 1,047l. 1s. 8d. is due to them for fire and candles for 718 days, at 29s. 2d. a day. Annexing,
134. I.Statement by the Duke of Albemarle of the numbers and cost of the above garrison; viz., 40l. 16s. 8d. a month.
Jan. 29. 135. J. Fox to Williamson. Beseeches him to help this poor woman into the lottery; she has been very deserving and something should be done for her. Will pay any fees rather than they should be her hindrance, as she is very poor. Endorsed "Mrs. De Luc."
Jan. 29.
Whitehall.
136. Petition of Katherine De Luke to the King, for a share in the plate lottery for indigent officers, her late husband and eldest son having been in the service. Carried letters of great trust for the late King, when nobody else would venture to do it; suffered many losses; has done service at Bristol since the Restoration, and was promised reward. With order thereon for the petitioner's relief, and a second order, dated March 14, 1663, recommending her to the Lord Treasurer. Annexing,
136. i. Certificates by the Earl of Berkshire, Sec. Nicholas, and many others, in favour of the merits and services of the petitioner. [Copies.] June 26, 1660.
136. ii. Like certificate by Fras. Lord Hawley and 3 others. [Copy.] March12, 1661.
Jan. 29. Minute of the above petition and orders. [Ent. Book 13,p. 242.]
Jan. 29. 137. Sir William Armorer to [Sec. Bennet]. Requests that James Dixon may be discharged from the messenger's custody.
Jan. 30. 138. The Same to [the Same]. Wishes Francis Paver to be discharged out of the messenger's custody, on payment of fees, he having acknowledged his offences.
Jan. ? 139. Petition of the Dean and Chapter of St. Peter's Cathedral, Exeter, to the King, to order the Duke of Albemarle and other referees on a difference between them, and certain pretenders to a tenant right to the third part of Staverton Manor, to bring in their report, so as to put an end to their own chargeable attendance.
Jan. 30. Sec. Bennet to Dr. Smith and Dr. Mervin. The King understands that they were in town to give an account why the Dean and Chapter of Exeter had not complied with his desire to accommodate Dr. Cotton with the lease of Staverton, but did not stay till the report of their statements was made to His Majesty, whereby he might end the matter; he, therefore, commands their return. [Ent. Book 10,p. 36.]
Jan. 30. The Same to the Dean and Chapter of Exeter. They are to send back Dr. Smith and Mervin, and not to seal the agreement till the King has heard the whole business. [Ent. Book 10. p. 36.]
Jan. 30.
Gravesend.
140. Alexander Murray to Sec. Bennet. Is bringing the prisoner [Wariston] from Dover by Canterbury, under escort of Lieutenant Cooper and a party of horse; he is not allowed to speak to any but his man, who is as closely kept as he is.
Jan. 31.
Westminster.
141. The King to the Officers of the Exchequer. Has decided that all payments from accountants and others, not pardoned by the late Act of Oblivion, be paid into the privy purse, with certain exceptions of previous grants named; all moneys are therefore to be so paid, and receipted as though paid into the Exchequer. Authorizes them to compound with any such debtors, and to issue commissions for compounding in distant counties. [Copy, three pages.]
Jan. 31. 142. Sir Philip Warwick to Sec. Bennet. The privy seal concerning forfeitures, &c., and one for 10,000l., are both allowed by the Lord Treasurer.
Jan. 31. 143. Examination of Andrew Kennedy, before Sec. Bennet. Met Lord Wariston casually when abroad for study, and at his request went with him from Holland to France. Never knew him receive letters from Col. Carr, nor from any one but his wife, and he saw very few people.
Jan. 31. Warrant to Sir Edward Broughton for release of Mrs. Batty. Minute. [Ent. Book 9,p. 257.]
Jan. 31. Warrant to Sir Edward Broughton for discharge of John Inch, he having taken the Oath of Allegiance. Minute. [Ent. Book 9, p. 257.]
Jan. 31. Warrant for release of Dixon and Paver from the custody of the messenger Blundell, at request of Sir Wm. Armorer. Minute. [Ent. Book 9,p. 258.]
Jan. 31. Warrant for release of Edward Miller from custody of the messenger Nicholas. Minute. [Ent. Book 9, p. 258.]
Jan. 31. ? 144. Report by Lord Seymour on Mrs. Blagge's petition, stating the condition of the lands and leases of Tutbury, Bolingbroke, and Sombourne or How Park, and the terms on which she might be allowed a lease for her relief.
Jan. 31. 146. Lord Seymour to Sec. Bennet. Has directed the demesne of Bolingbroke to be passed to Mrs. Blagge at the former rent, and those of Tutbury and Somborne at 30l. and 11l., the King wishing an act of charity towards her.
Jan. 31. Warrant for a grant to Mary, relict of Thomas Blagge, groom of the bedchamber, of one or more leases in reversion for 31 years, of the demesnes of Tutbury, Bolingbroke, and Somborne or How Park, co. Hants, with increase of rents. [Ent. Book 9, pp. 266–7.]
Jan. 31.
London.
147. Edw. Green and Henry Stanton to Capt. Richard Kingdon. Private business.
Jan. 31. 148. Bill drawn by the Same on the Same for 141l. 16s., to be paid to Sir Dan. Bellingham, and his receipt.
[Jan. 31.] 149. Discharge by the Same to the Same of all reckonings and accounts whatsoever.
[Jan.] 150. Petition of Evan, son of the late William Christian, of the Isle of Man, to the King and Council. On his father's petition, a warrant was issued to the Earl of Derby to bring him up to be tried by the known laws of England, before His Majesty and the Council; but his father had meanwhile been condemned by verdict of six illiterate judges, three being the Earl's own soldiers, and most of them not understanding English, nor the laws; in spite of the Act of Indemnity, he was shot to death January 2nd; Evan Curghy and three more subjects are taken, their estates seized, and they expect the same fate, unless it be prevented. Begs stay thereof until further order, and also a command for those who tried his father, with all their proceedings, to be brought before His Majesty. Annexing,
150. i. Names of 12 persons who sat in judgment on Wm. Christian; of the 6 jurymen who passed the sentence, 3 were cobblers, 1weaver, 1dyer, and 1mountaineer.
Jan. ? 151. Petition of Dr. Malachi Harris to the King, for payment out of the pension granted to the late Earl of Norwich of 400l. due to him, which is the portion of the petitioner's children.
Jan. 152. Answer of Richard Chiverton, governor, and the Fellowship of the Eastland Merchants, to the petition of Jacob Jacobson. Deny their having seized any of his goods on pretext of customs due to them; show that their charter empowers them to receive fines from other traders; that their trade was forbidden by proclamation to any not of the company, and fines exacted for transgressions; that their officer, John Chaplin, having a right to seize the goods of irregular traders, seized some iron brought by Jacobson, not from the Hanse Towns, but from Sweden; but it was violently rescued by Jacobson and his friends. They beg that foreigners may not interfere with their grant. [Two and a half pages.]
Jan.? 153. Petition of Anne Sanderson, relict of the late Bishop of Lincoln, and of Thomas, Robert, and Henry, his sons, to the King, for a grant of the profits of the see during the vacancy; on account of the bishop's sufferings during the rebellion, his expense in building and repairing the house, and the short time he held his bishopric, they are slenderly provided for.
Jan. ? 154. Petition of Sir Arthur Slingsby, Bart., to the King, that his lady may be admitted Lady in Ordinary of the privy chamber to the Queen, if it be only for form's sake, the place being promised her for loss to her fortune by assisting the late King's friends; but having left Court through illness, two others, being the usual number, are sworn into those places; also, that their son Charles, His Majesty's godson, may be Page of Honour to the Queen, the next vacancy.
Jan.? 155. Request of the Quakers, now in several gaols in several counties, to the King and Council, for release. Are imprisoned only for conscience sake, and 22 of them being under a praemunire for not swearing, none can deliver them but the King. Annexing,
155. I. Account of463Quakers imprisoned in 32 towns and counties named, some of whom are ruined by long imprisonment.
Jan. Reference to the Lord Treasurer on the petition of Sir Chas. Howard for the fines left unpaid by sheriffs, with connivance of the officers of the Exchequer, reserving one third to the Crown. [Ent. Book 13, p. 207.]
Jan.? 156. Memoranda [by Williamson from the Signet Books] of warrants, grants, &c., made during the month, including, besides those calendared under their respective dates, notes of the following; viz.:—
Warrant to the Treasurer of the Chamber for payments for wages and livery to Theodore and Theod. Wm. Stiefken, musicians for the viols.
Grant made to the Company of Royal Adventurers into Africa, on signification of the King's pleasure under the sign manual.
Grant to Sir Edw. De Carteret and John Napier of fines in the Exchequer on seizures before 29th September, in the hands of Emanuel Olivier and others, to the sum of 439l. 10s.
Grant to Jas. Fortney of the site and house of Nethercombe, alias Eastcombe, in East Greenwich, on rental of 42l. 16s. 8d., 25 loads of hay, and 50 quarters of oats yearly; and 66s. 8d. for an heriot.
Grant to Dr. Edm. Trench of a general pardon, in the usual form.
Like grant to Wm. Hulme and Elizabeth his wife.
Commission to Rob. Spencer and 7 others to hear appeals for regulation of Excise, with a grant to them of 200l. per annum from the Excise.
Warrant to pay to Thos. Elliot, groom of the bedchamber, the arrears since the Restoration of his pension of 100l. a year, and to continue the same.
Grant in reversion to Thos. Safe of an alms-room in St. Peter's, Westminster.
Grant to the Earl of Sandwich of fee-farm rents, from manors, &c., cos. Hunts, Middlesex, Herts, Essex, Norfolk, Lincoln, Northampton, Kent, Sussex, Surrey, Berks, Bedford, Bucks, Somerset, and Wilts, value 2,395l. 0s. 3¾d. per annum, with covenant of the King's consent to an Act of Parliament for confirmation thereof.
Grant to Wm. Owen of a prebend at Worcester, void by death of Giles Thornborough.
Grant to George Nicholas, on nomination of his father, Sir Edw. Nicholas, of 108l. 6s. 8¼d., rent reserved upon a grant made by the late King to the Earl of Elgin of the feefarm rents of Gillingham Park, co. Dorset, and since conveyed to Sir Edw. Nicholas; with release to the latter of the tenure in capite and Knight's service by which he held the lands.
Commission to Sir Wm. Penn to assist Sir Jo. Mennes as Comptroller of the King's ships.
Presentation of George Hayter to the Rectory of Chagford, co. Devon.
Grant to Thos. Head of an alms-room in Trinity College, Cambridge, void by death of Wm. Lazenby.
Jan. 157. Similar memoranda, the entries uncalendared being as follows:—
Order that all warrants on the coffery be directed to the Board of Greencloth.
Order that the Master of the Horse shall give in his accounts to the King only, who shall then grant a privy seal for furnishing the money for horses whereof he has given account.
Grant to Lady Belhaven and the Earl of Crawford of 13,000l. arrears of prize money due from [Rich.] Blackwell, with reservation of 1500l. to the King.
Order that the Master of the Jewel House give certificates of all chains of gold, plate, jewels, new-year's gifts, &c., provided, whereon a privy seal is to pass for payment.
Note that the Groom of the Stole furnishes linen lace to the King, and the money for it is to be paid to him.
Jan. 158. Similar paper of memoranda for January and February, all the entries of which are elsewhere calendared.
[Jan.] 159. Case of John Sparrow, Rich. Blackwell, and Hum. Blake, who, as collectors of prize goods, were in 1661 found in arrears of 110,000l., and have been proceeded against thereon. They have tried to avail themselves of the Act for bringing accounts to a termination and for judgments on prize goods in the Admiralty, and proceedings are taken in the Admiralty Court, which should cease, as the King has judgment in another court.
Jan.? 160. Orders to be observed in the Office of Works relating to the keeping of accounts, appointment of deputies, provision of materials, duties of the several officers, &c.,—not more than 40l. a year is to be expended on repairs of any one of the King's palaces, without warrant from the Lord Chamberlain, &c.; with account of the allowances to be made to the several officers of the works, and to the artizans and others employed therein. [Five pages.]
Jan. ? 161. Particulars of divers printers of seditious and unlicensed books,—Downes, Leach, Brewster, and others, taken up by Northrop the messenger, with the names of the works printed by them.
Jan.? 162. Proposals for the resettlement of the Royal [African] Company, in reference to the payment of the debts of the old company; the government of the new company's affairs by committee, and their management at the different stations on the coast of Africa. With note that when the stock is subscribed, an Act of Parliament should be obtained for confirmation of their charter. [Three and a half pages.]