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Charles II - volume 68: February 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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February 1663

Feb. 2 ? 1. Petition of Elizabeth Bennet, of St. Katherine's, widow of John Bennet, mariner of the Fairfax, who was shot at Algiers, to the Navy Comrs., for a portion of the money appointed to be distributed in such cases, her husband's wages having all been stopped to pay ship debts. [Adm. Paper.]
Feb. 2. 2. Petition of Eliz. Bennett to the Duke of York, similar to the preceding; with certificate by Wm. Browne, churchwarden, and 10 others, in her favour. [Adm. Paper.] Annexing,
2. i. Certificate by Capt. Thos. Teddeman, and four others, that John Bennet duly served on board the Fairfax until his death. January16, 1663.
2. ii. Certificate by Humph. Mason, minister of St. George's, Southwark, of the marriage between John Bennet and Elizabeth Dorrell, on September 17, 1651.
Feb. 2.
London.
The Levant Company to Rich. Mowse. The salaries which he is to pay at Smyrna are,—to the consul 2,000 dollars a year, and a present of 2,000 dollars; to the minister 200 dollars a year, and a present of 200 dollars; the first dragoman 400, second 300, and third 200 dollars; chancellor 200, and janissary 136. Commanders of private ships, before taking goods on board, are to agree to the usual freights. [Levant Papers, Vol. v., p. 15.]
Feb. 2.
Whitehall.
Blank warrant delivered to Lord Hawley, going into Somersetshire, for searching Giles Strangways' house at West Charleton for Ludlow. [Ent. Book 9, p. 258.]
Feb. 2.
Whitehall.
Order for a grant on the petition of the Lord Mayor and Aldermen of London, confirming the charter of the City, they having fulfilled the required condition of displacing four or five of the aldermen. [Ent. Book 9, pp. 317–8.]
Feb. 2.
Gatehouse.
3. Wm. Poulson to Williamson. Has sent him all the papers relating to his case; begs not to be kept in prison till ruined and starved; has been there 16 weeks, and has no money for fees or food. Is guiltless of any offence against the King, having only repeated what he heard in the country; was a great sufferer for the late King, &c.; entreats aid.
Feb. 2.
Bristol.
4. Nath. Cale to Sec. Bennet. Brewster, the London bookseller, for whom he was ordered to search, kept neither shop nor booth in the fair; found him in private lodgings, with two boxes of books, many of which the Bishop of Bristol finds to be unlicensed and seditious; sends a catalogue of them. Has returned him those not exceptionable. Wishes to release on bail those persons taken on suspicion of the late plot, as nothing can be done unless Gregory of London be apprehended.
Feb. 2. 5. Certificate by Sir John Bromfield, Bart, and two other justices of Surrey, that Wm. Barnes of St. Olave's parish, is a fit person to be licensed to kill meat during the ensuing Lent.
Feb. 2.
Tower.
6. Examination of Rob. Johnston. Can add no more to his former statements. Had interviews with Gilby Carr, who told him people were discontented in Ireland; he spoke of the reconciliation of interests, that they might trust one another, and wished much to see Lord Wariston, but before he arrived in Holland, Wariston had gone to France, where Lawry corresponded with him; often wrote the letters for Mrs. Wariston, the names being in cypher, but he having no key to it, did not know what was in the letters he wrote. Mrs. Wariston thought Gilby Carr ungrateful, for refusing to live with her husband in his retirement. Also
Examination of Wariston. Has some knowledge of Scottish records, and could be instrumental to advance the prerogative; his cypher with his wife was only on private matters. Knows nothing planned the last six months to the King's disservice; never contrived the late King's death, but wept over it in Parliament. Heard that he was to be apprehended in Scotland, and came to London to make friends for his life; got to Dover, but cannot remember how, nor who went with him from Scotland. Also
Examination of And. Cannady. Wariston's letters were sent to Mr. Scouler, without directions, and he directed them. With note that Lady Wariston's servant, Veach, now with Lord Rutherford, could have been challenged for dangerous words. [Five pages.]
Feb. 3. 7. Draft of the above three examinations. [Five pages.]
Feb. 3. 8. Edw. Swift to [Rich. Kingdon]. Has nearly passed the pardon of Mr. Hulme and his wife, but it will cost 20l.; wants payment for the pardons of Mr. Evans, Mr. Hawkins, and Col. Loe.
Feb. 3.
Whitehall.
The King to Sir Edward Walker, Garter principal king-of-arms. The King of Denmark having conferred the order of the Elephant on Sir Philip Meadows, of Bentley, co. Suffolk, for services received from him, Sir Philip has resigned the said order, as conferred without His Majesty's licence. Some particular addition to his arms is, therefore, to be bestowed on him, in testimony of the King's approbation of his conduct. [Ent. Book 9, p. 261.]
Feb. 3. 9. Wm. Cooper to Sam. Pepys. Complains of the neglect of Rich. and Sam. Marshall, in not bringing timber down from Barking to the wharf, according to their late father's agreement. Requests that the payment of bills due to them may be stopped till the work is performed. [Adm. Paper.]
Feb. 3.
Tangiers Merchant, Downs.
10. John Kroger and five others to the Navy Comrs. Certify that by the pilot's neglect and obstinacy, the Tangiers Merchant was run aground in sailing from Gravesend, and escaped with difficulty. [Adm. Paper.] Encloses,
10. i. Certificate for coals required on board the Tangiers Merchant.
Feb. 3.
Lowestoft, Suffolk.
11. Declaration by James Wilde and Sam. Pacy, in answer to Wm. Blackborn's charge, that they did not buy nor receive any cordage as accused. Are willing to take their oath thereon. [Adm. Paper.]
Feb. 3. 12. Roger Baker, [purser of the Dartmouth], to Sam. Pepys. Omitted the name of And. Courtice, his gunner's mate, from his victualling book, but begs that the victuals may be allowed. [Adm. Paper.]
Feb. 4. 13. Certificate by four Officers of the Dartmouth, that Andrew Courtice served on board that vessel, although his name was omitted by mistake in the late pay book. [Adm. Paper.]
Feb. 4.
Deptford.
14. John Davies to Sam. Pepys. The real cause of Mr. Mitchell's complaint against him is that he would not pronounce the stuff for the bewpers equal to the pattern when it was not, which was the reason of the delay in making his bill. [Adm. Paper.]
Feb. 4.
Whitehall.
15. Pass for Dr. Sebastian de Fonseca to transport himself beyond seas.
Feb. 4. Entry of the above. [Ent. Book 9, p. 258.]
Feb. 4. Warrant for a congé d'élire to the Dean and Chapter of Lincoln Cathedral to elect a Bishop, and for a recommendation of Dr. Benj. Laney, Bishop of Peterborough. [Ent. Book 12, p. 5.]
Feb. 4. 16. Warrant for allowance to Sir Charles Harbord, surveyor general, for riding charges for himself, or for such as he shall employ, and for other services.
Feb. Docquet of the above, dated Feb. 24.
Feb. 4.
Welbeck.
17. Wm. Marquis of Newcastle to Sec. Bennet. Recommends the modest suit of Captain Thomas Thornton, the son of a very great sufferer for the late King, himself having also served and suffered in the cause. Annexing,
17. i. Petition of Capt. Thomas Thornton to the King, for a mandamus to the Dean and Chapter of Durham to renew his lease of the moiety of Hebborn and other lands, which he holds in right of his wife Mary, daughter of Sir Peter Middleton, but of which they intend to deprive him, on plea of His Majesty's letter for augmentation of vicarages.
17. ii. Certificate by William Marquis of Newcastle, and Lord Langdale, in favour of the services and sufferings of Capt. Wm. Thornton, and Thomas his son.
Feb. 4.
Exeter.
18. Drs. James Smith and Richard Mervin to Sec. Bennet. Will obey the King's summons in coming up to London, unless they may be dispensed with on account of their necessary attendance at the church during the visitation, of the weather, and their age; think their presence at the report of the referees will signify little, and they will be ready to receive and observe it.
Feb. 4.
London.
19. "List of Officers claiming to the sixty thousand pounds granted by his sacred Majesty for the relief of his truly loyal and indigent party; which list is made publique by the consent and at the desire of the honourable the Commissioners appointed by Act of Parliament for distribution of the said moneys." Printed. [160 columns, with preface, table of names of36 pages, &c.]
Feb. 4.
Whitehall.
Reference to the Lord Treasurer on the petition of the Widow of Major Willm. Jennyes, for reference to Sec. Bennet of her sufferings, and of any order for her relief. [Ent. Book 13, p. 210.]
Feb. 4.
Whitehall.
Reference to Attorney General Palmer, on the petition of Sir John Mayne, of Linton, Kent, for authority to the Earl of Berkshire and himself to enforce the statutes prohibiting the import and export of certain goods. [Ent. Book 13, p. 210.]
Feb. 5.
Portsmouth.
20. John Tippetts to Sir Wm. Batten. Sends survey of ships. Wants timber. [Adm. Paper.]
Feb. 5.
Tower.
21. Jos. Davies to Sir John Robinson, Lord Mayor of London. Begs him to request Sec. Bennet to give him liberty to write about his business matters, dispatch of vessels into Ireland, &c., showing all his letters, and doing nothing prejudicial to the King; and also to have the liberty of the Tower. Wants a third room, in addition to the two he has, and will order hangings for it.
Feb. 5.
Westminster.
22. Anna Le Grand to Sec. Bennet. Begs his influence with the King to obtain payment for her. Can get no part of the 1,000l. owed her by Lord Newburgh, and is reduced to the greatest misery. French. [Two pages.] Annexing,
22. i. Petition of Dame Anna Le Grand to the King, to order Lord Newburgh to pay her, she being unable to go to law with him, and he giving her only fair promises; also to cause her pension, now 15 months in arrears, to be paid; is greatly in debt and expects an execution.
Feb. 5 ? 23. Anna Le Grand to [Sec. Bennet.] Is compelled by necessity to request him to show the King the obligation and account due to her from Lord Newburgh, as she is threatened with arrest, being unable to obtain a penny of her debt or pension. Lord Newburgh belies her in saying she speaks falsely about him. French. [Two pages.]
Feb. 5. Sec. Bennet to —. The King is daily importuned by the creditors of the late Lord Norwich, for payment of whose debts the remainder of his pension is to be applied, to which the present lord has renounced his pretensions. His Majesty wishes to know how those debts are to be digested and paid, and especially recommends that of Mr. Rustat, his yeoman of the robes. [Ent. Book 10, p. 38.]
Feb. 5. Warrant to Sir Ralph Freeman and Henry Slingsby, masters of the Mint, to prepare a new silver coinage according to patterns described. [Ent. Book 9, pp. 259–261.]
Feb. ? 24. Petition of Simon Degge, of the Inner Temple, steward of the Courts for the Honour of Peverel, to the King, for confirmation in his office, granted him by the late King in a patent to George Earl of Norwich, lately deceased, with power to hold the court in Nottingham county hall or elsewhere, the castle where it was formerly held being demolished.
Feb. 5. Warrant for confirmation to Simon Degge, of the office of Steward of the Courts for the Honour of Peverel for cos. Derby and Notts, granted him by George Lord Goring, late Earl of Norwich, with a clause for the court to be held in the common Shire Hall of Nottingham, or elsewhere, as ordered by the Lord Steward. [Ent. Book 9, pp. 262–3.]
Feb. 6. Grant to Jerome Earl of Portland, of the manors of Sutton, Cullesdon and Walton Leigh, co. Surrey. The same as on November 18, 1662. [Ent. Book 9, pp. 264–6.]
Feb. [6.] Docquet of the former part of the above grant.
Feb. [6.] Docquets of the above grant.
[Feb. 6.] Grant to John Lord Belasyse of the Manor of Cawton and other lands, co. York, forfeit by attainder of John Lambert, and of the grange and town of West Scrafton, and other lands, part of the Lenox lands, conveyed to John Rushworth in trust for John Lambert, and also forfeit by his attainder. [Docquet.]
Feb. [6.] Warrant for instalment of 944l. 17s. 6¾d., first fruits of the Bishopric of Worcester, to be paid in four years. [Docquet.]
Feb. ? 25. Petition of Wm. Poulson, prisoner in the Gatehouse, to Sec. Bennet, for release. Has been 16 weeks in prison, with no charge made against him.
Feb. 6. Warrant to the Keeper of the Gatehouse to discharge William Poulson, on security for his good behaviour. [Ent. Book 9, p. 266.]
Feb. 6. 26. Bond of Wm. Poulson, gentleman of London, and two others, in 300l., for his loyal behaviour, and appearance before a Secretary of State when summoned.
Feb. 6. 27. List of 16 bills, letters, &c., signed on that day.
Feb. 6. Confirmation by the King of the order in Council, prohibiting ambassadors to send their coaches [to public receptions, &c.,] not withstanding the French Ambassador's instance to remove. [Domestic Corresp., October 2, 1661.]
[Feb. 6.] Petition of the Duchess of Albemarle to the King. Had a grant, July 31, 1660, of a moiety of such moneys as could be discovered by certain commissioners within a month. Rich. Blackwell, a commissioner of prize goods, confessed to a debt of 13,000l., but the books of the office proved him to owe 321,000l., yet the Earl of Crawford and Lindsay and Lady Belhaven are permitted to compound with him for 9,000l.; if he be discharged, 3,000l. vested in his estate by Hum. Blake, another commissioner, and 6,000l. by Clement Oxenbridge, clerk to the commissioners, will be lost. Rich. Hill, another commissioner, owes 4,000l., and others of them other sums. She requests a moiety of the said moneys, and a stop to be made to all proceedings. Abstract. [Ent. Book 13, pp. 211–2.]
Feb. 6.
Whitehall.
Sec. Bennet to the Attorney General. The King wishes him to consider the Duchess of Albemarle's petition, to state what grants have been made already in that matter, and to give his opinion what should be done, His Majesty being wishful to satisfy her grace so far as his service and honour will permit. [Ent. Book 13, p. 212.]
Feb. 6.
Whitehall.
Reference to the Lord Chancellor and four others on the petition of Morrough Earl of Inchiquin, for the sole licence for seven years of importing from Holland whalebone, fins, oil, &c., custom free, on security to import them in English bottoms, and not to enhance the price above that of the Greenland merchants. [Ent. Book 13, p. 213.]
Feb. 6. Reference to the Attorney General on the petition of Edw. Gareath and Wm. Gallway, for leave to import starch into the kingdom, the grant thereof made last year to others having expired. [Ent. Book 13, p. 215.]
Feb. 7.
Whitehall.
Order granting the petition of Willm. Creed, servant of the robes to the late King, for corroboration of a pension of 40l. a year, in reversion after John New, deceased, he being aged, in debt, and divested of his place in the robes. [Ent. Book 13, p. 215.]
Feb. 7.
Lisbon.
28. Robert Cock to the Navy Comrs. Having sent up just and full accounts, begs that they may be passed, and the money disbursed so long ago be paid him. [Adm. Paper.]
Feb. 7. 29–31. Certificates by Jerome Lenton, parish clerk of St. George's, Southwark, of marriage between Roger Curtis and Margaret Taylor, October 15, 1647; — by Roger Hooker, churchwarden, and four others of Stepney, Middlesex, that Margaret, widow of Roger Curtis, mariner, is a deserving and industrious woman, January 31, 1663; — and by Sir John Lawson that Roger Curtis served on board the Swiftsure, and was slain at Algiers, February 7, 1663. Three papers. [Adm. Paper.]
Feb. 7.
Whitehall.
Sec. Bennet to Mr. Cale. Commends his diligence in inquiring after Brewster, the London bookseller, who is to be punished as he sees meet. Will tell the bishop [of Bristol] how dangerous it is to suffer such things. Thinks that those imprisoned on suspicion of the late plot, but not convicted nor notoriously dangerous, should be released, the King's indulgence being great towards all who will, he thinks, not fall again into crime. A warrant is abroad for apprehension of Gregory. [Ent. Book 10, pp. 38–39.]
Feb. 7. The Same to Rich. Verney and Wm. Street. The King inclines to the release, on good security, of Thos. Swan, of Loddington, on their representation that the dangerous words spoken by him were in drink. Thanks them for their zeal and care in His Majesty's service. [Ent. Book 10, p. 40.]
Feb. 7.
Whitehall.
The King to [Sir Thos. Gower, high] sheriff of Yorkshire. Grants his request for leave of absence from the county, so long as his affairs require his attendance in London, on condition of his providing for the due execution of his charge. [Ent. Book 10, p. 41.]
Feb. 7.
Dorchester.
32. Wm. Anselme and two others to [Sec. Bennet ?]. In pursuance of the commission to Sir Gerard Napier and others, they have met in several parishes, and find quantities of marsh lands, overflowed, and waste lands that may be improved by embanking, &c., but cannot ascertain their title or value without aid of the gentlemen appointed to estimate them.
Feb. 7.
Whitehall.
33. Sec. Bennet to [Sir John Robinson, Lieutenant of the Tower] and Lord Mayor. All that he can obtain from the King for Mr. Davies is leave to write and send abroad any letters relating to his private affairs, if first seen by himself or his deputy lieutenant. [Copy.]
Feb. 7. 34. Rules drawn up for protection of the royal havens from piracy, &c.,—that there be truce within their precincts, and no attack nor surprise permitted, on pain of confiscation in the Admiralty Court; the hovering near of men-of-war prevented as much as possible; all merchant-men allowed to depart two tides before an enemy's man-of-war that may be in the same port; no manof-war with a prize to stay more than 24 hours in port, unless detained by weather, and no merchandise to be plundered or purchased from such prizes during their stay; no English mariner to enter the service on foreign ships unless licensed, &c. [Two pages.]
Feb. 7. Warrant to the Keeper of the Gatehouse to release George Wade, Robert Benstead, and Roger Jones. Minute. [Ent. Book 9, p. 267.]
Feb. 7.
Whitehall.
Grant to Cols. William Howard and Richard Egerton of fines and forfeitures incurred by Richard Sanger and nine others, for exercising several trades and mysteries contrary to the statute of 5 Eliz. [Ent. Book 9, p. 268.]
Feb. 7.
Westminster.
Warrant to the Master of the Wardrobe to deliver to Sir John Ayton, gentleman usher of the Parliament chamber, say, canvas, wool, hay, &c., for stuffing and covering "stools, slates, forms, benches, &c," to prepare the said chamber against the meeting of Parliament. [Ent. Books 48, p. 6a, and 9, p. 269.]
Feb. 8.
Rotherfield.
35. Sir John Norton and Sir J. Bennet, deputy lieutenants of Hampshire, to Lord Lieutenant the Earl of Southampton. Send certain examinations; more eyes are needed where so many heads are at work. Think Fauntleroy an untoward fellow; arms for 30 or 40 were found in his house last year, and though he sent them the letter, it was only because it was taken before it came to him. Enclose,
35. i. Jo. K. to Moore Fauntleroy. Was imprisoned by the barbarous people, but is released on bail. General Ludlow promises him (Fauntleroy) anything he desires for his fidelity to the cause. The rising is to be on the 18th, and 40,000 are engaged; understands he has 50 men ready; they must be firm, and keep their arms clean. A troop of horse is to fall on the profane persons at Guildford; they are assured of that town, and of Portsmouth, and the nation may once more be free, for the army will fly like chaff before the wind. The western parts have been ready eight weeks, and looking for the day; the imprisonment of friends will do no harm, as all the captives will be released. God will requite the blood of the godly. Letters must be left at the posthouse, but not the full name used, for fear of discovery. Begs him not to betray them if taken. London, February 4, 1663. With note from Fauntleroy to Sir John Norton, sending him the letter, and professing ignorance of the writer. [Two pages.] Headley, February 6, 1663.
35. ii. Examination of John Short, of Farnham. His daughter Frances found this letter in a box in a lane. Took it to Mr. Fauntleroy, who read it, said he could not tell what to make of it, and sent it to Sir John Norton. February 6, 1662.
35. iii. Examination of John Parker, of Lisle, tailor. Was at work with Fauntleroy when the letter was brought him. He was troubled with it, and thought it a design to trapan him. Was sent by him with the tithing man to take the letter to Sir. John Norton, and ordered to see that Short did not run away.
35. iv. Examination of John Albery, of Broxhead, Headley parish. Is the tithing man, and was sent for by Moore Fauntleroy with his team to carry bushes. Fauntleroy read him the letter brought by John Short, and sent him with it to Sir John Norton.
Feb. 8. Grant to Rich. Kirkby of all woods and trees in the barony of Kendal, not fit nor likely to become fit for ship timber. [Docquet.]
Feb. ? 36. Petition of George Kirk to the King, to pass a grant to him, as promised, of the Keepership of Whitehall Palace, granted by the late King to trustees for the life of his son Charles, whom he expected to survive, but who is lately deceased.
Feb. 8. Grant to George Kirk of the office of keeping the King's palace called York Place, [Whitehall], with the great garden and orchards, bowling alleys and coney yard near the Cockpit, with the jewels and robes in the palace; and further grant of all tenements, &c., in Westminster belonging to his place, except three houses near the Exchequer, in lieu of which he is to have an annuity of 12l. 13s. 4d. [Docquet.]
[Feb. 8.] 37. Warrant to pay to Walter Langdon, as the King's free gift, 966l, fines due on contract by John Edgehill and other tenants in the duchy of Cornwall. [Draft.]
Feb. 8. Docquet of the above.
Feb. 9.
Lincoln's Inn Fields.
38. Wm. Howard to Williamson. Asks the King's speedy signature to a warrant for making the gentleman a baronet whose name he left.
Feb. 9.
Slerry Court.
39. Col. Thos. Colepeper to Sec. Bennet. Has arrested 70 persons meeting at a private house near Canterbury, and sent to Ashford to take a preacher. Will keep the notorious offenders in prison, releasing the others on bail. The deputy lieutenants have ordered the raising of the militia tax for the month, and another tax of half as much for ammunition. Begs the command of such militia as the King may employ. [Two pages.]
Feb. 9. 40. Examination of Lady Wariston. Has corresponded with her husband ever since he was condemned: was with him 15 months, but will not say who relieved him, or helped him to escape. Thinks he wrote to none but her. Will not say whether in cypher, nor whose hand she sometimes used, nor give a key to the cypher, nor explain the cypher letters if read to her. Knows not where Gilby Carr is. [Two pages.]
Feb. 9. Commission to the Lord Treasurer and Under-Treasurer [of the Exchequer] to compound for all arrears of excise left uncollected by the late sub-commissioners, which have become due from December 25, 1660, to September 28,1662. [Docquet.]
Feb. 9. Warrant to pay to the Earl of St. Alban's 430l., for a jewel sold by him to the King. [Docquet.]
Feb. 9.
Chatham.
41. Phineas Pett and five others to [the Navy Comrs.] Send an estimate for repairing and enlarging the storehouses at Chatham; total, 320l. [Adm. Paper.]
Feb. 9. 42. Thos. Cowley to Mr. Hayter. Tickets are to be made out for the boatswain of the Katherine yacht. Damaged. [Adm. Paper.]
Feb. 9.
Lydney.
43. Daniel Furzer to the Navy Comrs. The greatest obstruction in obeying their orders is the want of land carriage of timber. Letters must be written to the justices of the peace thereon. A large trow would cost 140l. building, but is not needed, the King's trow being enough for water carriage. Wants money. [Adm. Paper, two pages.]
Feb. 9.
Woolwich Ropeyard.
44. John Falkener to the Same. Reports the unserviceableness of the great tar kettle. [Adm. Paper.]
Feb. 10.
The Westergate Lisbon.
45. Capt. Rich. Hodges to the Same. Has returned from Jamaica, after encountering a severe storm in the Gulf of Florida. Is obliged to put into port at Lisbon, for want of provisions, sails, &c. [Adm. Paper.]
Feb. 10.
Lisbon.
46. Consul Maynard to [the Same]. Has sent his bills for money disbursed for beverage wines for the navy. Asks an order to dispose of the remaining wines, which are spoiling. [Adm. Paper.]
Feb. 10.
Leghorn.
47. Thos. Clutterbuck to the Same. Sends his account of disbursements for small stores delivered for the York; total, 272l. 11s. 4d. Requests greater exactness in the discharge of debts and bills. The Dutch are more punctual in their payments. [Adm. Paper, one and a quarter page.] Encloses,
47. i. Note of disbursements made for Capt. Fras. Allen of the York. [Two pages.] January 14, 1663.
Feb. 10.
Whitehall.
The King to the [Governor, &c.] of Sutton's Hospital. Recom mends Rich. Woodward, of Chesterfield, who has suffered in the Royal cause, for a Pensioner's place on the next vacancy. [Ent. Book 10, p. 43.]
Feb. 10. Warrant to Sir John Robinson to commit Gregory to the Tower, to be kept close prisoner. Minute. [Ent. Book 9, p. 269.]
Feb. 11. Warrant for advance of 4,429l. 5s. 2d. to Lord Wentworth, for payment of his regiment of Foot Guards, from 12th January last to 21st March next. Minute. [Ent. Book 9, p. 272.]
Feb. 11. Warrant to pay to Rob. Child and Wm. Bowles, masters of the tents, 5,909l., for tents furnished for the King's service. [Docquet.]
Feb. 11. Grant to Nevill Masklin of a weekly market and four yearly fairs to be held at Cricklade, co. Wilts. [Docquet.]
Feb. 11. Grant with survivorship to Sam. and Jas. Astry, on surrender of Wm. Dennington, of the offices of Prothonotary and Clerk of the Crown in cos. Carmarthen, Pembroke, and Cardigan. [Docquet.]
Feb. 11.
Parson's Green.
48. Lord Mordaunt to "your Grace" [the Duke of Albemarle ?] Knows not what he will think of certain intelligence, but Sir Hum. Bennet is well known to him, and Mr. Vernon is a sober person. Had appointed a muster of horse in Surrey for the 17th, but if needful will send the volunteer troops into Guildford, that Major Markham's may be commanded as his Grace thinks fit. [Two pages.] Encloses,
48. i. Geo. Vernon to John Lord Mordaunt. Sir Hum. Bennet has come over, on discovery of a letter found in the highway at Farnham, addressed to one Fauntleroy, a dangerous person, to whom, after opening it, it was sent. The danger is great, for the time of their attack is soon, and the place near Guildford Asks whether to call his company together. A party of horse might lie at Farnham. Farnham, Feb. 10.
48. ii. Copy of the letter to Fauntleroy, calendared above. [See Feb. 8.]
Feb. 11. 49. [Edw. Swift] to Rich. Kingdon. Has talked with a philazer, but cannot find out the price of such a pardon; thinks it will be at least 20l.
Feb. 11 ? 50, 51. Two bills by John Burrowes for clothes delivered for the accommodation of seamen. [Adm. Papers.]
Feb. 11. 52, 53. Two bills for clothes delivered by Thos. Matthew, of St. Katherine's, to Capt. Wm. Badiley. [Adm. Papers.]
Feb. ? 54. Petition of John Musson to the King, for relief for his present necessity, or a letter for admission to the Charter House; forebore craving help whilst His Majesty was abroad, yet now in spite of his many petitions, has obtained no relief.
Feb. 12. The King to [the Governors, &c.] of the Charter House. Recommends John Musson, a sufferer during the late rebellion, to the first vacancy in the hospital, after those already recommended. [Ent. Book 10, p. 43.]
Feb. 12. 55. List of 17 bills, letters, warrants, &c., signed on that day. [One and a half pages.]
Feb. 12.
Hartley Castle.
56. Sir Philip Musgrave to Williamson. In spite of his years and weakness, is hazarding a journey to London over the Northern Alps, now mountains of snow. Many gentlemen who came to meet him on the way, to take leave of him, have been helpful as pioneers. Will bring a collection of what he has observed in the particulars required.
Feb. 12.
Portsmouth.
57. John Tippetts to the Navy Comrs. Will advise with Mr. Steventon about Mr. Stanley's balks. He is willing to abate the price of his goods. [Adm. Paper.]
Feb. 12. Warrant to the Board of Greencloth to allow a pension to Dame Mary Wood, first dresser and woman of the bedchamber to the Queen. [Ent. Book 9, p. 270.]
Feb. 12. Warrant to the Board of Green Cloth for a pension to Dame Mary Scrope, dresser and bedchamber woman to the Queen. [Ent. Book 9, p. 271.]
Feb. 12. Warrant to the Keeper of the Gatehouse to discharge William Foster, on bond for his good behaviour and appearance. Minute. [Ent. Book 9, p. 272.]
Feb. 12. 58. Bond of Captain Wm Foster, of Cornhill, innkeeper, and two others, in 500l., for his keeping the peace towards the King, and appearing before a Secretary of State when required.
[Feb. 13.]
[Whitehall.]
59. Petition of James Robinson, merchant, to the King, for a warrant for his appointment as Surveyor to the new Fishing Commission which is now preparing, His Majesty having favourably received his efforts for the propagation of that great public work, and his former petitions.
Feb. 13. Reference of the above petition to the Commissioners for the Fishing Business. [Ent. Book 13, p. 218.]
Feb. 13.
Somerset House.
60. Earl of St. Alban's to Sec. Bennet. The King has agreed with the Queen [Mother] to pass the Epworth estate to Sir George Carteret, to whom he has already granted the remainder of her lease of 99 years. [One and a half page.]
Feb. 13. 61. Request for a passport for the Duke of Luneburg's esquire, who is taking horses for his master.
Feb. 13.
Victualling Office.
62. Certificate by Thos. Lewis that John Hunsdon, purser of the Essex, is creditor on his victualling account, and may therefore reclaim his bond. [Adm. Paper.]
Feb. 13.
Victualling Office.
63. Like certificate in behalf of Nich. Barnes, purser of the Paradox. [Adm. Paper.]
Feb. 14. 64. Receipt by Richard Kingdon from Nathaniel Palmer of 40l., for a pardon for William Hulme and Eliz. his wife.
Feb. 14.
Berks House.
65. M. Lady Graves to Williamson. Will give him 100l., beside fees, and Sec. Bennet 500l., if they will get her affair passed by the Lord Treasurer; being a stranger to the secretary, begs him to undertake the affair.
Feb. 14. 66. Jonas Shish to the [Navy Comrs.] The three boats built at Redriff for Tangiers by Rich. Boyce are well and sufficiently built, and delivered on board the Tangiers Merchant. [Adm. Paper.]
Feb. 14. 67. Capt. Chas. Dimond to [the Same.] Is unable to pay his debts and expenses when in custody. Complains of the drunkenness and insolence of his purser. [Adm. Paper.]
Feb. 14. Warrant to pay to Sir Geo. Carteret, treasurer of the navy, 467l. monthly for one year, according to contract with the victualler, for furnishing the navy with ordinary victuals. [Docquet.]
Feb. 14. Congé d'élire to the Dean and Chapter of Lincoln to elect a bishop. [Docquet.]
Feb. 14.
London.
Levant Company to the Earl of Winchelsea. No private ship coming to lade in any part of Turkey shall take in goods until the commander has agreed to the ordinary freight. [Levant Papers, Vol. v., p. 17.]
Feb. 14.
London.
The Same to Wm. Hedges, treasurer at Constantinople. Similar orders. [Levant Papers, Vol. v., p. 17.]
Feb. 14.
London.
The Same to Col. Cave at Smyrna. Similar orders. [Levant Papers, Vol. v., p. 18.]
Feb. 14.
Whitehall.
68. Petition of Thos. Lord Morley and Robt. Lord Brudenell to the King, for a concurrent grant of his right in the manors of Hornby, Tatham, and Ferelton, the inheritance of Lord Morley, and in his family 100 years, but which in the late troubles, his father sold; he redeemed them, borrowing the money on mortgage from Lord Brudenell, and being unable to pay the money, wishes to sell the manors; the Duke of Albemarle, who is contracting for the purchase, hears of some ancient claim of His Majesty thereto, and delays to proceed, to the damage of both petitioners. With reference thereon to the Attorney General. [Copy.]
Feb. 14.
Whitehall.
Petition of Geo. Earl of Bristol to the King, for payment of such sums as shall appear to be due to him for service to the late King and His Majesty, as principal secretary of state, which office he voluntarily relinquished, finding that his continuance might have prejudiced affairs. With reference thereon to the Lord Treasurer, Chancellor of the Exchequer, and Sec. Morice. [Ent. Book 13, p. 216.]
Feb. 16.
Whitehall.
69. Petition of John Fortescue to the King, for a grant of the remainder vested in the Crown, of the messuage and chapel of St. Giles', co. Warwick, and Cookhill Priory, co. Worcester, long pertaining to his ancestors, and there being a numerous issue male, it is unlikely ever to come to the Crown. With reference thereof to the Attorney General, and his report, March 7, in favour of the petition. Annexing,
69. i. Certificate by Lord Windsor to the good services of the petitioner during the wars, and in Sir George Booth's business, and of his losses thereby.
69. ii. Similar certificate by Sir Henry Lyttleton, Bart., of Frankley, co. Worcester.
69. iii. Certificate by John, son of Wm. Fortescue, of Cookhill, co. Worcester, that he has seen 12 heirs male of Nich. Fortescue, and believes that his uncle, John Fortescue, has issue male, &c. Feb. 28, 1663.
Feb. 16. 70. List of 10 bills, letters, &c., signed on that day.
Feb. 16.
Tower.
71. George Weld, deputy lieutenant of the Tower, to Williamson. Sends papers from Mr. Johnston. Thinks something may be gathered from that directed to Sec. Bennet.
Feb. 16.
Whitehall.
72. Warrant for a grant to Thos. Clifford of the first reversion of a Tellership in the Exchequer. [Copy.]
Feb. 16. Warrant to pay to Sir Job Harby, Sir John Jacob, Sir Nicholas Crisp, and Sir John Harrison, 10,000l. in part of a debt due from the Crown to them and other late Commissioners of Customs, for moneys lent to the late King—to save them from the clamours of their creditors, until the whole account can be stated, when the remainder will be paid. [Ent. Book 9, pp. 273–4.]
Feb. Docquet of the above, dated Feb. 24. [Docquet, Feb. 24.]
Feb. ? 73. Statement by Sir Gilbert Talbot, that he finds from the rolls that 26 oz. of gilt plate is usually given by the King to the Secretaries of State, as a new year's gift.
Feb. 16. Warrant for 26 ounces of gilt plate to Sec. Morice as a new year's gift, being the proportion usually given to Secretaries of State. [Ent. Book 9, p. 275.]
Feb. 16. 74. Ambrose Rigg, a Quaker, to the King. Never bore arms against His Majesty. Only for being a Quaker, was taken from his dwelling house May 20, 1662, with divers others, when worshipping at Hurst-Pierrepoint, Sussex, carried before magistrates, and though promising faith and allegiance, yet for refusing to swear it, they were committed to Horsham Gaol, sentenced to a præmunire, and kept close prisoner, and three of his friends are committed for payment of 1l. 13s. 4d. fines. Appeals as a free-born subject to His Majesty, requesting him to give them just freedom, so long as they live peaceably.
74. i. List of Quakers in Horsham Gaol, Sussex; Ambrose Rigg and 17 others fined or imprisoned for meeting, to whom the gaoler is cruel, and their discharge is desired by Mr. Moore.
74. ii. List of 19 Quakers, a long time prisoners in Horsham Gaol, Sussex, all fined for being at a meeting, except Ambrose Rigg, who is under a prœmunire for not swearing.
Feb. 16. 75. Warrant to the Keeper of Horsham Gaol to discharge certain Quakers, against whom there is no charge save what relates to their meeting together. Annexing,
75. i. List of six of the above prisoners, signed by Sec. Bennet.
Feb. 16. Entry of the above warrant. [Ent. Book 9, p. 276.]
Feb. 16. Warrant to the Master of the Great Wardrobe to pay 78l. 7s. 6d., for liveries for three years to Henry Bessant, and John Clement, musicians in ordinary; to deliver to Thos. Purcell, musician in place of Hen. Lawes, materials for a camlet gown, garded with black velvet, and furred; for a damask jacket and velvet doublet, and to pay for the lining and furring thereof; and also to deliver to them all the like parcels for Christmas. [Ent. Book 9, pp. 277, 278.]
Feb. 16. Warrant to the Master of the Great Wardrobe for allowance to Thos. Greene, groom of the privy chamber, of 120l. 1s. 6d., for arrears of his livery for three years, of materials for a damask gown, marble cloth and green cloth coats, all garded with velvet, and a velvet coat and doublet yearly in future. [Ent. Book 9, pp. 279, 280.].
[Feb. 16.] Docquet of the above, giving the value of the livery at 40l. 0s. 6d.
Feb. 16. Warrant to the Lord Treasurer and to the other Commissioners of the Queen-Mother, to assign to Sir George Carteret, Bart., the remainder of the lease vested in them of the manors of Epworth, Lincolnshire, and Stapleford-Abbots, Essex, granted to him in 1654, in ignorance that they belonged to the Queen, reserving for her the former rents. [Ent. Book 10, pp. 44–5.]
Feb. 16.
Whitehall.
Reference to the Justices of the Peace for co. Huntingdon on the petition of Wm. Carter, for a yearly pension from the treasurers for maimed soldiers and Marshalsea, in Huntingdon. [Ent. Book 13, p. 217.]
[Feb. 16.] 76. Petition of the Maids of Honour and the Mother to the King, to grant to trustees named by them, and for their benefit, a patent—similar to one conferred in the late reign, because of the corruption of gold and silver laces, and fringes, by mixing the thread with copper, tin, &c.—to examine and seal all such laces, fringe, embroideries, &c., and suppress those that are corrupt.
[Feb. 16.] 77. Draft of the above.
Feb. 16. Reference of the above petition to the Attorney General. [Ent. Book 13, p. 220.]
Feb. 17. 78. Jos. Davies to William Godolphin. Has written to the Lord Mayor [Sir John Robinson] for leave to walk in Northumberland Walk with his wife; to have his door left open at night for fear of fire; and to be free of the charge of a keeper, which will cost him 40l. a year. If all the gates in the Tower were open, would not leave while under suspicion, unless allowed to go out of the King's dominions.
Feb. 17. Sec. Bennet's warrant to John Jones to apprehend William Prior, Danvers, Elton, and James Hill, with their papers. Minute. [Ent. Book 9, p. 280.]
Feb. 17.
Leghorn.
79. Thos. Clutterbuck to the Navy Comrs. Entreats the immediate discharge of his bill. Several vessels want provisions and victualling, but Mr. Gauden neglects to send him a credit. Is obliged to purchase all necessary stores with ready money. Nolone will deliver him one penny on credit, plainly telling him they will not have to do with the Court nor any belonging to it. It would be wel for them to send for some principal merchants, and tell them that as the King keeps a squadron in those seas for security of their trade, they should supply those who serve him. [Adm. Paper, two and a half pages.]
Feb. 17.
Woolwich.
80. Capt. Wm. Badiley to the Navy Comrs. Requests allowance for extra work in stopping a leak in the ship Pearl; also requisites for refixing the anchor to which the chain was fastened. [Adm. Paper.]
Feb. 18.
London.
81. The King's speech to both Houses of Parliament on their meeting after their prorogation. [Six pages, printed. Also printed in Lords' Journals, Vol. XI., pp. 478–9.]
Feb. 18. Two extracts from the above speech, relating to toleration for Dissenters. [Domestic Corresp., Dec. 26, 1662.]
Feb. 18. 82. Marg. Fisher to —. Religious letter, on expectation of relief from heaven for present trouble. [Three pages.]
Feb. 18.
Hatton Garden.
83. John Clobery to Thomas Clifford. Mr. Erlisman is not incapable, as reported, by youth and inexperience; he is 30 years old, has spent 10 years in the Mediterranean ports, and had a stock there as merchant. Endorsed "Mr. Erlisman, consul at Tunis."
Feb. 19.
Carlisle.
84. William Christian to Williamson. Thanks for favours; hopes the Earl of Derby will acquit himself well in answering the King's letter, and leave his lawgivers there to answer their own actions, which are beyond any ever yet put in practise. Hopes the judges and jurors will be sent for up. Endorsed "Concerning the Earl of Derby's proceedings in the Isle of Man."
Feb. 19.
Bristol.
85. Daniel Furzer to the Navy Comrs. Acknowledges the receipt of 100l. from Mr. Morgan. [Adm. Paper.]
Feb. 19.
Whitehall.
Sec. Bennet to the Deputy Lieutenants of Hampshire. The King considering that the papers and intercepted letter directed to Faunteleroy, forwarded by them to the Lord Treasurer, prove him to be a dangerous character, and that he is moreover strongly suspected of complicity in the late plots, wishes him to be required to take the oaths and give good security for his behaviour, or else to be proceeded against or committed, as they think fit. [Ent. Book 10, p. 46]
Feb. 19.
Dover.
86. Thos. White to Col. Bishop. The president of Calais has arrested the packet boat for 19l. 14s. 4d., arrears due on a tax of 30 sous a voyage, which he claims from 19 April, 1661; M. Deleberque has left the boat, which will be sold unless the money is paid. Asks whether the French Ambassador in London can have this unjust demand taken off. The number of passengers between Calais and Dover is much lessened by weather and by the King's pleasure yachts, which are constantly conveying lords to and fro, and carry all by reason of their gallant accommodation.
Feb. 20. Warrant to pay to John Hill, keeper of Battles Walk, Windsor Forest, 50l. per annum, for provision of hay, and increase of keepers' wages. [Docquet.]
Feb. 20. Warrant to the Treasurer of the Chamber to pay 10s. 11½d. per day to Wm. Pittman, serjeant of the buckhounds in place of Fras. Dodsworth deceased. [Docquet.]
Feb. 20. Warrant to pay to the Same 50l. a year during pleasure, for feeding and keeping the said buckhounds. [Docquet.]
Feb. 20. Warrant to pay to John Wootton, yeoman of the buckhounds, in place of Wm. Pittman, 3s. 2d. a day, and 46s. yearly for livery. [Docquet.]
Feb. 20. 87. Certificate by Sir John Bromfield, Bart., and two other Justices of Southwark, that Wm. Westell, a poor butcher of St. George's parish, is fit to be licensed to sell meat during the ensuing Lent.
[Feb. 20.] 88. Questions to be put to Peter Bodvile, on his knowledge of certain bookbinders and printers, as connected with the circulation of the King's judges' speeches, Vane's trial and life, or the Phoenixes.
Feb. 20. 89. Notes relative to Jackson, Sir John Vyvyan's porter, of the Bear in Basinghall Street, and two other suspected persons.
Feb. 21. 90. Henry Stanton and Edward Greene to Capt. Richard Kingdon, Dublin. Private business. Parliament is sitting; the King pressed them in his speech to concur in his declaration, assuring them of his affection for the Protestant religion and for uniformity in the church. Parliament has voted against clergy pluralities, and is considering Mr. Calamy's imprisonment.
Feb. 21. 91. Edward Swift to Richard Kingdon. Has sent Mr. Hulme's pardon, which weighs 26 oz.; they would not take less than 40s. for carriage of it.
Feb. 21. 92. Jonas Shish to the Navy Comrs. Repairs needed for the Dover. [Adm. Paper.]
Feb. 21. 93. Miles Woodshaw to Viscount Conway. Has received 300l. from Alderman Backwell, with interest for seven weeks. Private money affairs.
Feb. 21. Certificate by F. Royley, registrar, that Lord Dunbar's estate was sequestered for recusancy in 1644, and suspended from sequestration March 1647, till certain debts were paid. [Regis. Certif., Interregnum Papers, No. 323, p. 126.]
Feb. 22. 94. List of 12 bills, letters, warrants, &c., signed on that day.
Feb. 22.
Whitehall.
95. Petition of Joseph Walsh, of Abberley, co. Worcester, to the King, for the reversion vested in the Crown of the Manor of Abberley granted to his ancestors by Henry VIII., if not already granted away. Has endured all the calamities which active loyalty could provoke, and cannot raise money to pay his debts without this grant. With reference thereon to the Attorney General, his report, March 4, in favour of the petition, and a second reference, March 9, to the Lord High Treasurer. Annexing,
95. i. Case of Jos. Walsh. He was in arms for the late King; entered into bonds for Worcester garrison, losing altogether 20,000l., and enduring for 20 years all the miseries the rebels could inflict; the manor is all that is left to him out of a much larger estate. He offers 5 or 10 times the worth for the grant he requests, to enable him, to satisfy the scruples of a purchaser by selling some of the land. With Lord Treas. Southampton's report, referring the case to the King. [One page and a half.]
Feb. 22. Minute of the above petition and the first reference. [Ent. Book 13, p. 221.]
Feb. ?
Whitehall.
96. Warrant for a grant of the Manor of Abberley and the reversion thereof to Joseph Walsh. [Draft.]
[Feb. 23.] 97. Blank warrant appointing a Speaker to the Upper House, to supply the place of another deputy, also ill, who was appointed to take the place of the Lord Chancellor, the latter being too infirm to attend. [Printed in Lords' Journals, Vol. xi., p. 482. John Lord Robartes took the place of Sir Orlando Bridgeman, deputy to Lord Chancellor Clarendon.]
Feb. 23. 98. Licence from Sec. Bennet for Elenor Davies, of the Maypole, Strand, to kill and sell all manner of fresh meat, except beef, during the ensuing Lent, to such persons as are licensed to buy.
Feb. 23.
Whitehall.
The King to Anthony Fletcher, deputy, and to the Fellowship of Merchant Adventurers residing at Dordrecht. Wishes them to stay all proceedings in their court by Ralph Bressey and John Sykes, merchants, against Matthew Bulwer for a debt, the latter having brought a counter suit into the High Court of Chancery, which must first declare its judgment. [Ent. Book 14, p. 3.]
Feb. 23. 99. Sec. Bennet to the Clerk of the Signet. He is to enter a caveat that nothing pass touching the Rectory of Norton Davy, alias Green's Norton, co. Northampton, to the prejudice of Mr. Butler's title.
Feb. 23.
Monday.
100. John Ryves to Williamson. Mr. Penning, of the Levant Company, can send a parcel for him to Constantinople, by a ship bound for Smyrna.
Feb. 23. 101. Petition of John Sheldon and John Goodrick, late students of St. John's College, Cambridge, to the King, for letters to the University to grant them their M.A. degrees, because being navy chaplains in the late expedition to Algiers, they were unable to take them at the proper time. With note in their favour by Gilbert, Bishop of London.
[Feb. 23.] 102. Statement of defects in the Act for printing,—that there is no search allowed but by special warrant; no licences in many cases; no punishment on binders, concealers, publishers, or dispersers of pamphlets, but only on printers, &c.—with proposals for remedy by a supplemental Bill.
Feb. 23. Certificate by F. Royley, registrar, that the estates of Sir Rob. Napier, of Luton, Bedfordshire, were sequestered 29 April, 1644, for his going to the King's quarters and not returning after 10 days' notice, and that he was discharged by order of Parliament, 14 September, 1647. Also that Sir Rob. Napier, of Seamer, co. York, has been sequestered since 1 April, 1643. [Regis. Certif., Interregnum Papers, Vol. 323, p. 126.]
Feb. 24. Certificate by the Same, that the estate of Sir Marmaduke Langdale, of Dalton, co. York, was sequestered for delinquency in 1644, but that the Manor of Dalton, parcel thereof, was suspended from sequestration, September 28, 1652. [Regis. Certif., Interregnum Papers, Nos. 323, p. 127.]
Feb. 24. Presentation of Dr. Rich. Drake to the Chancellorship of Sarum, with the Prebend of Brickesworth, co. Northampton, void by promotion to Dr. John Earles to the Bishopric of Worcester. [Docquet.]
Feb. 24.
Chatham.
103. John Alleyn, clerk of the ropeyard, to the Navy Comrs. Account of receipt of hemp and making of cordage, up to January 31, 1663. [Adm. Paper.]
Feb. 24.
Deptford.
104. Thomas Cowley to Sam. Pepys. Asks a warrant for bringing three yachts upon the ways to be cleaned. [Adm. Paper.]
Feb. 24.
Tower.
105. Jos. Davies to Sir [John Robinson], Lord Mayor of London. Entreats leave to walk, leave his door open, and be without a keeper; being accustomed to walk four or five miles a day, his health suffers.
Feb. 25.
London.
106. John Ryves to Williamson. Begs him to rectify a misnomer in the commission of appeals, of Edward Coward for William Coward.
Feb. 26. Pass for six horses beyond sea for the Duchess of Orleans. Minute. [Ent. Book 9, p. 286.]
Feb. 26.
Whitehall.
107. Warrant to the Master of the Jewels to allow 26 oz. of gilt plate to the principal Secretaries of State yearly for a new year's gift, and to give 33 oz. to Sec. Morice, for the last three years, during which he has received 15 oz. only, instead of 26 oz.
Feb. 26. Warrant to Mr. Wickham and Richard Pearson to seize divers trunks of manuscripts and other books belonging to the King, in possession of—Atwood, of Broomfield, co. Essex. [Ent. Book 9, p. 283.]
Feb. 26. Post warrant for — Cholmeley to pass to the western parts on His Majesty's affairs. Minute. [Ent. Book 9, p. 284.]
Feb. 26. 108. Estimate for repairing the bridge and stairs of Sir George Carteret, the treasurer's house at Deptford dockyard; total, 203l. 5s. [Adm. Paper.]
Feb. 26 ? 109. Request by Godfrey Morgan to the Navy Comrs. for speedy payment of 2l. 16s. due for taking up the masts, &c., of the Fox; could take up things lost from other vessels, if required. [Adm. Paper.]
Feb. 26. 110. Certificate by John Parker that Edward Gates and Cornelius Corman ran away from the Nonsuch frigate. 29 July, 1662. [Adm. Paper.]
Feb. 26. 111. Particulars of 89,900 lbs. of nails provided by Rob. Foley, before the last proclamation, and marked with the arrow only under the head. [Adm. Paper.]
Feb. ?
Whitehall.
112. Warrant for a grant to Sir Rich. Combe, and seven other inhabitants of Hemel-hempstead, of the waste ground belonging to that manor whereon the fair and market of the town are kept, on rental of 5s.
Feb. 26.
Whitehall.
113. Petition of John Field, bailiff, and the Inhabitants of Hemelhempstead, co. Herts, to the King, for a grant for 31 years of the waste ground in the common street of the town, where their markets and fairs have long been held. Some persons endeavoured to pervert the same by obtaining a grant of the said ground, to their ruin, they having hitherto enjoyed it. With reference thereon to the Lord Treasurer. Marked "Said it was granted; Capt. Titus."
Feb. 26. Entry of the above petition and reference. [Ent. Book 13, p. 228.]
Feb. 26. 114. Lord Ashley, chancellor of the Exchequer, to Wm. Wardour. Requests a certificate of moneys paid on the assignment for the yeomen of the guard and watermen; also of what remains unpaid on privy seals charged on fines and forfeitures, with the dates of the privy seals, &c.
Feb. 26.
Whitehall.
Reference to the Lord Treasurer on the petition of John Sayers, master cook, for the benefit of such money as he shall discover to have been collected and concealed in 1641, being the duty due for composition of French and sweet wines imported, which should have been paid to Sir David Cunningham, the late King's cofferer; the petitioner reserving one fourth to His Majesty. [Ent. Book 13, p. 222.]
Feb. 26.
Whitehall.
Reference to the Attorney General on the petition of Geo. Juke, John Cooper, and Phil. Frowde, for the registering of all persons who transport themselves, or are transported. [Ent. Book 13, p. 223.]
Feb. 27. Reference to the Lord Treasurer on the petition of Edw. Grey, for a lease of several parcels of land in the West Fens, co. Lincoln. [Ent. Book 13, p. 224.]
Feb. 27. Grant to Alex. Hodgson of the estates and goods of Thos. Sturdy, forfeited by his refusal to take the Oath of Allegiance. [Docquet.]
Feb. 27. Warrant to pay to Stephen Fox 4,429l. 6s. 2d., for payment of Lord Wentworth's regiment of Foot Guards, from January 12, to March 21 last. [Docquet.]
Feb. 27.
Whitehall.
115. Petition of Charles Mollett to the King, for payment of 115l. due for flowers brought from France by his late brother Gabriel, and planted in the Royal Gardens, St. James's Park. With reference thereon to Adrian May, surveyor of the King's gardens, and his report, that the flowers being anemones and ranunculuses, were planted without his knowledge, and are only worth 14l. to 18l. [Two pages.]
Feb. 27. Minute of the above petition and reference. [Ent. Book 13, p. 224.]
Feb. 27. 116. Memoranda of bills and proceedings in the House of Commons, during the day.
Feb. 27. Presentation of Dr. Gumble to the Rectory of East Lavant, co. Sussex. Minute. [Ent. Book 12, p. 6.]
Feb. 27.
Truro.
117. Earl of Bath to the King. Has with great difficulty brought the tin business to a fair issue; has sent particulars to the Lord Treasurer and to Sec. Bennet of what he has done touching the militia, to secure the peace of a county so full of disaffection.
Feb. 27.
Truro.
118. The Same to Sec. Bennet. Has been busy with disaffected people, and settling the Parliament of tinners, in which latter, he has recovered for the crown a revenue of 12,000l., lost during many years. Is glad to keep his house at St. James's, as Lord St. Alban's does not want it, but hopes his lordship will give for the field more than 500l.; refrained from opposing his grant, being told he would give 3,000l. Hopes his grant of the Forest of N. will not be revoked by the influence of the hunters. Is going to Plymouth to look after the garrison. [Two pages.] Encloses,
118. i. Gentlemen of Cornwall to the Earl of Bath. The King's late clemency has wrought so little on disingenuous spirits that the same destructive principles are lodged within, and will appear if their counsels ripen. Ask whether those who live under the protection of law should not give assurance of loyalty by conforming thereto. [Copy.] Launceston, February 7.
118. ii. The Same to the Same. Thanks for his care about the militia and the tin, and his permission for them to debate on the things they have to act in. Have proceeded with success to try disaffected people with the new oath for military officers; some take it, others refuse, holding it no treason to take arms in the King's name against his person; are cautious to let it be known that they are not compelled to take it, but that it will free them from suspicion. Explain this for fear of ill reports, and that they may induce others to do the same; the Oath of Supremacy, intended first for churchmen, is now offered to all. [Copy, three pages.] Truro, February 25.
Feb. 27. Pass for Mons. La Chappelle, captain of the Guards to the QueenMother, into France. Minute. [Ent. Book 9, p. 287.]
Feb. 27. Warrant to the Attorney General prescribing the bill for repair of St. Paul's Cathedral. Minute. [Ent. Book 9, p. 319.]
[Feb. 27.] 119. Petition of Captain Peter Fortrue, a Roman Catholic, to the Queen Dowager, to remind the King that in his service he not only lost several frigates, but provided, by order of the Duke of Ormond, 1,300 barrels of corn, value 1,420l., for which he was never paid; the Duke certified the truth of this, on a former petition referred to him. Has borrowed money in hopes of payment, and is now in the King's Bench prison for debt, ready to perish by fasting and lying on the bare boards.
Feb. 28. Warrant to Sir Robert Carr to re-deliver certain pictures and gold shells to Mons. De Nignon, who was charged to bring them to England for the King's service. [Ent. Book 9, p. 284.]
Feb. 28. Warrant for a grant to Robert Streater, on surrender of Sir Robert Howard, of the office of Serjeant Painter of all the King's works, palaces, barges, coaches, &c. [Ent. Book 9, pp. 285–6.]
Feb. 28. Grant to Lord Mansfield of a pension of 1,000l. a year, to begin from Lady Day last. Minute. [Ent. Book 9, p. 286.]
Feb. 28.
Whitehall.
120. Warrant for a grant to Mary Countess of Kent, in reward for the services of her father, John Lord Lucas, and his brother, Sir Charles Lucas, of the dignity of Baroness Lucas, of Crudwell, co. Kent, to herself and her heirs by her husband, Anthony Earl of Kent; and proviso that if in default of male issue there be more than one co-heir, the barony shall not be held in suspense nor extinguished, but given to the proper inheritor.
Feb. 28. Entry of the above. [Ent. Book 9, pp. 375–7.]
Feb. 28.
Whitehall.
121. Similar warrant entailing the dignity on the eldest daughter, in default of issue male.
Feb. 28. Entry of the above. [Ent. Book 9, pp. 388–9.]
Feb. 28. 122. Sir Phil. Warwick to Sec. Bennet. The Lord Treasurer desires to relinquish the lieutenancy of Worcestershire, given him during the absence of Lord Windsor, who is now returned.
Feb. 28.
Whitehall.
123. Address of the Speaker of the House of Commons to the King, remonstrating against his declaration of Dec. 26, concerning indulgence to persons who differ from the Act of Uniformity, as being inconsistent with the Act itself, and tending to increase sects and factions; and report of His Majesty's reply thereto. Preceded by the votes and orders passed in the House of Commons, Feb. 25 and 26, relative to the above declaration and address. Printed. [Twelve pages; also printed in Commons' Journ., viii., 440–4.]
Feb. 28. 124. Copy of the above address of the House of Commons. [Three pages.]
Feb. 28.
Post Office.
125. Declaration by Rich. Bostock and Thos. Harper, clerks in the Post Office, that the imposition now laid on packet boats at Calais is a novelty, and has never been paid for above 20 years.
Feb. 28.
Whitehall.
126. Petition of the Ladies Murray, daughters of William late Earl of Dysart, to the King, for a lease in reversion of certain portions of the manors of Petersham and Ham, as granted to their late father by the late King, according to a report given in by the Surveyor General on their previous petition. With reference thereon to the Lord Treasurer, and his further reference to the Surveyor General, May 26, 1665, to have fresh particulars made, and prepare schedules of the said lands.
Feb. 28.
Whitehall.
Minute of the above petition and first reference. [Ent. Book 13, p. 225.]
Feb. 28.
Whitehall.
Reference to the Lords Commissioners for the office of Earl Marshal, on the petition of Sir Edw. Walker, for a second consideration whether Clarencieux and Norroy should have any medals, he producing reasons to the contrary; in the interim the King thinks it nowise fitting that they should have the garter in any medals they sue for. [Ent. Book 13, p. 226.]
Feb. 28.
Whitehall.
Reference to the Lord Treasurer, on the petition of Ralph Montague, for a lease of lands in the Honour of Grafton, demised to Sir Rob. Osborne, and now in possession of Wm. Dowhall, his executor, the former lease expiring at Lady Day. [Ent. Book 13, p. 227.]
Feb. 28.
Whitehall.
Reference to the Lord Chancellor, on the petition of the Mayor, Sheriffs, &c., of Norwich, for confirmation of their charter, with additions; with a former reference, June 2, to the Attorney General, and his report in favour of the petition. [Ent. Book 13, pp. 230, 231.]
Feb. 28. Pass for four horses beyond sea, free of custom, for Lord Crofts. Minute. [Ent. Book 9, p. 287.]
Feb. 28. Warrant to Wm. Legg, lieutenant of the forests of Alice Holt and Colmer, to have the refuse timber of 900 trees cut down in the said forests, 600 being for the navy and 300 for the Bishop of Winchester. [Ent. Book 9, p. 287.]
Feb. 28. Warrant for a grant to Susan De Mercy, dresser to the QueenMother, of a pension of 300l. a year. [Ent. Book 9, p. 289.]
Feb. 28. Like warrants for Eliz. Plansy, Jane de L'Espervanche, Henriette de Vantelet, Louyse de Plansy, Rebecca Brouncker, Henrietta Orpe, and Sophia Stuart. Minute. [Ent. Book 9, p. 290.]
Feb. 28.
Portsmouth.
127. John Tippetts to the Navy Comrs. Repairs of ships. Timber required. [Adm. Paper.]
Feb. 28. 128. Willm. Cooper to Sam. Pepys. Particulars of timber in Alice Holt Forest. Wants money or credit to pay the carters There will be 1,000 loads. Wants a warrant for the justices to levy the carriage on the country. Encloses,
128. i., ii. Lists of five Justices of Surrey and seven of Hampshire who have promised assistance.
Feb. 28.
The Holt.
129. William Cooper to Commissioner Peter Pett. Enquires at what rate timber is hewn in the Forest of Dean. His workmen will not do it for 2s. a load. Has a very good way of felling it square. [Adm. Paper.]
Feb. 28. 130. Account of 10 masts sent to Woolwich; total value, 18l. 10s. [Adm. Paper.]
Feb. 131. Certificate by Capt. Terne, that Will. Barton served on board the Hampshire from April 6, 1661, to November 20, 1662. [Adm. Paper.]
Feb. ? 132. Petition of John Miller, late gunner of the Richmond, to the Navy Comrs., for restoration to employment; faithfully served the two last Kings, and was sorely wounded by a gun in bringing over His Majesty; is dismissed the service by a false and malicious information. [Adm. Paper.] Annexing,
132. i. Certificate by Rob. Breton, vicar, and four others, of Deptford, to the good conduct, loyalty, and conformity of John Miller and his family. February 26.
Feb. ? 133. Petition of Samuel Goodwin to George Duke of Albemarle, for release. Was committed prisoner to the Tower 17 weeks ago, on warrant from Sec. Bennet, on suspicion of holding correspondence with Col. Ludlow and others, of which he is innocent, and Sec. Bennet is willing to release him if his Grace consents to it. Annexing,
133. i. Observations to prove Sam. Goodwin's innocence of any share in or knowledge of the late plots.
133. ii. Certificate by Sir Benj. Worsley to the petitioner's good conduct, and to his desire to get an employment in the West Indies. November 1, 1662.
Feb. ? 134. Petition of John Trelawney, His Majesty's servant, to the King, for a grant of bonds forfeited in the ports of Newcastle and Cardiff, for transport of divers goods, before the present farmers of customs entered on their farms, the Exchequer records showing that His Majesty has made but little of such bonds.
Feb.
Whitehall.
135. Licence by Sec. Bennet to John Horne, cook, of St. Martin's, Middlesex, to buy and sell flesh meat during Lent to persons licensed.
Feb.
Whitehall.
136. Warrant for a grant to Thomas Brograve of Hammells, co. Hertford, of a Baronetcy.
[Feb.] Warrant to the Master of the Wardrobe to allow 23l. 8s. 2d. each, twice a year, to William Chiffinch and three other pages of the bedchamber to the Queen, for their winter and summer liveries. [Docquet.]
[Feb.] Like warrant for Chiffinch and five other pages. [Docquet.]
Feb. ? 137. Warrant for a declaration of the legitimacy of Annabella, wife of John Howe, daughter of Emanuel late Earl of Sunderland by Martha James, to whom he was privately married, and by whom he had John Scrope, his only son, Mary, wife of Chas. Lord St. John, heir of the Marquis of Winchester, Eliz., wife of Thos. Earl Rivers, and the said Annabella.
Feb. 138. Memoranda [by Williamson, from the Signet books,] of warrants grants, &c., passed during the month; those not calendared elsewhere, are as follows:—
Grant to Cornelius Bringhmans of denization, on his paying customs as a stranger and being obedient to law.
Presentation of Dr. Chris. Stone to the Rectory of Scrayingham, co. York.
Grant to John Fen and John Watson of remission of forfeitures for importing goods without payment of customs, with discharge to their recognisances.
Grant to Sir John Wolstenholme and four others of the farm of the Customs, to begin from Lady Day last, for five years, at the rental of 390,000l.
Commission to the Earl of Bristol to erect in London and other county towns banks and Monts de Piété, and himself to be superintendent general over them, with power to make deputies and subordinate officers.
Grant to Hastwait Wright and other Officers in the late King's army, of a third of moneys, &c., received from [Ant.] Mildmay and the executors of Edw. Elliston and Rob. Crane, on prosecution of Rich. Pight, who has another third for his pains.
Grant of pardon to Hen. Bishop, of Henfield, Sussex.
Like grant to Chas. Cheyney, of Chelsea, Middlesex.
Grant to Stone and Lucy of Wincanton, co. Somerset, of pardon for robbery.
Grant to Putter, Spreene, and Gauliere, of denization, on paying customs as strangers and obeying the laws.
Like grant to Haire, alias Wm. Sibrant.
Like grants to Hames Gago and Jeronimo Rodrigues Resio, living in Barbadoes, provided they take the Oath of Allegiance before the chief magistrate there.
Grant to Ralph Wayne, of a patent for his invention of an engine to drain water out of mines, if not found prejudicial.
Presentation of Hen. Allen to the Rectory of Shepton Mallet, co. Somerset, void by nonconformity of the last incumbent.
Grant to the town of Maidenhead, co. Berks, of confirmation of charter, with some alterations.
Grant to the Serjeants-at-arms of increase of salary to 3s. and 2s. 6d. a day, instead of 1s. salary, and 1s. 3d. in lieu of board.
Warrant to the Receiver-General of Cumberland, Lancashire, and Westmoreland, to pay 50l. a year each to four itinerant preachers in Lancashire, called King's preachers, to be nominated by the Bishop of Chester.
Grant to Jo. Warner, in place of his father, of the office of Master of the King's barges.
Warrant to the Treasurer of the Chamber to pay 40l. yearly to Hen. Williams, yeoman footman in the room of Peter Monets.
Feb 139. Similar memoranda, the uncalendared portions of which are as follows:—
Note that the Lord Chamberlain directs the privy seals for paying for presents to Ambassadors.
Grant to Rob. Napier of the office of Receiver General and Auditor of the duchy of Cornwall.
Note that on refusal of the Oath of Allegiance, the estate, real and personal, becomes forfeit to the King.
Feb. Similar memoranda, the uncalendared portions of which are as follows:—
Grant to Fras. Slingsby, John Mann, and John Michel, of two thirds of all prizes seized in America before June 24, 1660, by persons accountable and not pardoned by the Act of Oblivion, and of all sums taken by Pen. Venables, not pardoned.
Presentation of Dr. Thos. Greaves to the Rectory of Gedney, co. Lincoln. [Domestic Corresp., January, 1663, No. 158.]
Feb. ? 140. List of six bills, letters, &c. [presented for signature].
Feb.
Whitehall.
141. The King to the Dean, &c., of Windsor. Requests for Mr. Suckling the first Poor Knight's Place vacant at Windsor Church.
Feb. ? 142. Note of 15 licences procured for several persons to kill and sell meat during Lent, 1663.
Feb. ? 143. Statement of the conduct of a high sheriff, who delivered his seal to his under sheriff, and the latter kept the country courts, levied money, sent out warrants for chimney money, &c., in his name. On account of these proceedings, a new high sheriff was pricked in Hilary Term, who was not one of the three legally presented to the King for choice. Queries whether under these circumstances, the former high sheriff can resign in the middle of the year, or the one last pricked enter on his office, without opinion of the judges. With note that the King evaded this difficulty by engaging Mr. Walters (?), of Hampshire, the last-named sheriff, to acquiesce in the office for 1663. [Two and a half pages.]