Charles II: Undated Petitions 1667

Calendar of State Papers Domestic: Charles II, 1667-8. Originally published by Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1893.

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Undated Petitions 1667

Undated Petitions, all addressed to the King unless otherwise specified.
Thomas Banckes to the Commissioners of Appeal. For a speedy hearing of the case between his brothers, John and Charles Banckes, and others of Hamburg, and Capt. Tooly, owner of a privateer, who appeals from the Admiralty sentence, ordering him to restore the ship Milkmaid, taken by him from them; he wishes to make the law costs equal to the value of the vessel, and to keep 700l. in gold, which he took from an Englishman on board. [S.P. Dom., Car. II. 229, No. 106.]
Dr. Isaac Basire, chaplain in ordinary, and prebendary of Durham Cathedral. For a letter of dispensation to the Dean and chapter for his non-residence; is detained in town by recovering his rights as prebendary in the rectory of Stanhope, and settling them by proviso in an Act of Parliament for the benefit of his successor, and also by attending the press for a book which he is printing. [Ibid. No. 107.]
Richard Baxter. For the King's moiety on forfeitures for bringing Irish cattle to England, contrary to the late Act; many fraudulent practices have been used therein, which he is wishful to discover. [Ibid. No. 108.]
Major Nicholas Bayley, Governor of the Isles of Buffin and Arran, and the garrison under his command, to the Duke of York. For recommendation to the Commissioners for Prizes in Ireland for a reward; they have taken 3 ships prizes, and a former accusation against himself, for embezzling some of the said goods, proves groundless. [Ibid. No. 109.]
Henry Baynton. For a grant of 1000l. kept in private hands, being part of a large sum raised in Somersetshire by virtue of the Act for raising a month's contribution for 3 years successively. [Ibid. No. 110.]
Henry Baynton. For nomination to the next reversion of the offices of customer outward and inward, in the port of Bristol. [Ibid. No. 111.]
William Bell, D.D., chaplain in ordinary, and vicar of St. Sepulchre's, London. For the next vacant prebend in Westminster; served 7 years as King's chaplain, stayed in his parish through the plague year, in which he lost 5,000 inhabitants, and after the fire, did his utmost towards the rebuilding of the church. [Ibid. No. 112.]
Wm. Birstall, D.D. For a third reference, two previous ones having failed, on the disputes between himself and Sir And. Henley, of Eversley and Bramshill, co. Hants, where he is rector, who accuses him of riot, for speaking earnestly about a vagrant whom he suspected to be Ludlow, and took to Sir Andrew for examination; but he declares that he will not rest till he has turned petitioner out of the parish. [Ibid. No. 113.]
Lucy, widow of Rob. Bishop. For a grant of the cottages in the New Forest, erected since Col. Chamberlain's patent; her husband discovered the plot against the King and Duke in Sept. 1662; he also recovered the ancient duty on cod and ling, belonging to his Majesty's housekeeping, in which service he lost his life, and she lost all she had in the fire. [S.P. Dom., Car. II. 229, No. 114.]
[Lucy Bishop.] For a grant of certain cottages, value 30l. a year, built in the New Forest since the grant of the cottages by Charles I. to Col. Chamberlain, and now enjoyed by his son; her late husband was a brewer in the city, and she lost much by the fire. [Ibid No. 115.]
Mary, widow of Thomas Blagge, groom of the bedchamber. For leave to exchange her pension of 500l. for the yearly rent of 500l. reserved on Lord Townshend's lease of 4s. a chaldron on coals exported. [Ibid. No. 116.]
Clara Bolton, of Westmoreland, widow. For direction to Lord Arlington not to withhold her pension of 200l. a year, assigned on the customs, but stayed by him, on an allegation from her nephew, Major Wood, that the grant was meant to be to his advantage; has always spent part of the money on his maintenance; having lost her houses in Leadenhall Street in the late fire, is in danger of imprisonment for debt. [Ibid. No. 117.] Annexing,
i. "Major Wood's case." Clara Bolton sheltered him and other Royalists during the troubles, married her niece to him, and promised to leave all she had to them; he procured her the pension, but during his absence in Sweden, she, contrary to promise, wished to marry again, though more than 60, and being opposed therein, turned him and his family out of her house, where they had lived many years. He requests that the pension may not be restored till a fit proportion is settled on himself and family. [Ibid. No. 117.]
ii. Reply of Clara Bolton to the above, contradicting several of the assertions, and complaining of the cruelty of Major Wood, in locking her out of her own house, and when she stole in, confining her to a small damp room, &c.; urging payment of her pension as usual, [Ibid, No. 117.]
Capt. William Boorke and Philip Kennedy, late of Col. Grace's regiment. Being appointed to the horse guards, Lord [Gerard of] Brandon refused to admit them, on which they sold their horses and served against the Dutch, but being now returned, are worse off than ever; pray for military employment and money for equipment. [Ibid. No. 118.]
Savile Bradley, M.A., on behalf of John Chambers, B.A., and Commoner of Oriel College, Oxford. For a mandate to Magdalen College, Oxford, for John Chambers to succeed him in the fellowship which he lately held there, if statutably eligible. The place should be filled by a Yorkshireman; Chambers is of that county, and has left his scholarship in St. John's College [Cambridge] and taken holy orders to qualify himself, and there is no Yorkshireman on that foundation. [S.P. Dom., Car. II. 229, No. 119.]
Christopher Bray. For fulfilment of his Majesty's late promise to give him a horse, or money to buy one, being disabled by the death of his horse from serving in the life guard. [Ibid. No. 120.]
Richard Bristol, mariner of Wapping. For relief; was taken by a French man-of-war on a Swedish ship, when conveying a packet for his Majesty, which he was obliged to throw overboard; was carried into France, and afterwards exchanged, but lost 100l., being all he had. [Ibid. No. 121.]
Lieut. Henry Bury. For the pension of a retired officer; served 20 years in Holland, till the late war; was then sent into the Royal troop by the late Col. O'Neale, but dismissed by his successor, Lord Hawley. [Ibid. No. 122.]
Thomas Butts, fisherman and pilot. For a pension, having performed in the late Dutch wars such signal services that his skill has saved his Majesty 100,000l. [Ibid. No. 123.]
George, son and heir of Sir George Benyon. For discharge of a debt of 688l. due from his late father, on his accounts as receiver of cos. Northampton and Rutland; it was excused on account of his losses in that receivership during the late wars, but no discharge was obtained. Pleads poverty, as his sisters, Mrs. Pitts and Mrs. Smith, have induced his father to disinherit him of his real estate, and of all his personal estate, valued at 20,000l. [Ibid. No. 124.]
Peter, son of the late Eliz. Cary. For relief, the pension granted to his late mother for her hazardous services, and continued to him until 1666, being now discontinued. [Ibid. No. 125.]
Thomas Corney, merchant. For the place of storekeeper at Chatham, instead of Thos. Robson, who is imprisoned at Newgate for selling his Majesty's guns. Was at Amsterdam on the breaking out of the Dutch war, and served the Hamburg fleet by giving notice to Sir Wm. Swan of the design to seize it; was taken prisoner by the Dutch in 1665 as a spy, hardly escaped with his life, and was banished, without time to collect his goods; then served Lord Arlington a year in Flanders as intelligencer; has lost 1,700l. besides his trade, and had no recompense. [Ibid. No. 126.]
Capt. Wm. Davies. For the place of controller of customs at Bridgewater, void by death of Mr. Pinckney, having failed to obtain martial employment. [Ibid. No. 127.]
Capt. Wm. Davies. To the same effect. [Ibid. No. 128.]
Wm. Davies, messenger to the Lords of Appeals, to Lord Arlington. For admission as one of his menial servants, till his controversy is over with Mr. White, from whom he rented a house in Middlesex, and who has turned him out, though he duly paid rent, and sues him at law. Has received no salary, though he attended the Lords four years, and was with them at Salisbury, Oxford, &c., during the great plague. [S.P. Dom., Car. II. 229, No. 129.]
Sir John Denham, surveyor. The estimated cost of repairing his buildings, burnt in the late fire, which his Majesty promised to have done by his own artificers and at his own cost, was 650l., but some of the old materials from Greenwich being used, they have only cost 550l.; begs an order for its immediate payment to the artizans, who importune him much therefor. [Draft, pages. Ibid. No. 130.] Annexing,
i. [The Queen?] to Lord [Arlington]. The officers of his Majesty's works bring the timber and the old tiles of Greenwich Hall to repair the buildings sold to me by Sir John Denham, my surveyor; and if the wet weather continue much longer, it will decay all the rest and double the charge; I require you therefore to make it your first work. [Unfinished. Ibid, No. 130.]
Martha Dillon, alias Talbot, relict of the late Capt. Dillon, to Lord Arlington. For payment of the whole or part of a debt of 4,000 pieces of eight, due from the King to her late husband, which he spent 6 years in soliciting, and for want of which he was brought into a most necessitous condition, and his days were untimely shortened. [Ibid. No. 131.]
James Enfeild, one of his Majesty's watermen. For the next vacant almshouse in the collegiate church of St. Peter's, Westminster, being very poor and having a great charge of children. [Ibid, No. 132.]
Jane Gage, widow, daughter of the late Sir Henry Gage. For relief; is compelled to fly here from Flanders, where she has lost all she had, through the war there; is sensible of his Majesty's great favour to her father, and hopes relief for herself. [Ibid. No. 133.]
Rich. Gerard. For a rent-charge of 80l. a year from the manor of Ince, co. Lancaster, granted by Thomas Gerard, on 20 Jan. 1662, for 1,000l. to John Biddulph [of Biddulph, co. Stafford]; but the said grant is forfeit to his Majesty, because it appears that Biddulph was only in trust for the society of Jesuits. Has been at great charge in discovering and making out the King's title thereto. [Ibid. No. 134.]
Blank form of an order for a grant as requested above.—Whitehall, Aug. 1667. [Ibid. No. 135.]
Rich. Gerard. For a rent-charge of 80l. yearly for 1,000 years, granted by Thos. Gerard, of Ince, co. Lancaster, to John Biddulph, since deceased. [S.P. Dom., Car. II. 229, No. 136.] Annexing,
Note of the manner in which John Worthington and Mr. Biddulph obtained the said grant for the Jesuits; the parties who now hold it refuse to pay rent to the Jesuits, and wish Col. Gerard to entitle his Majesty to the same, and get a grant of it for himself, that they may receive some satisfaction for their debt, and he gain some advantage. [Ibid. No. 136I.]
Capt. James Giear, of Weymouth. For an order to the Duke of York to give him the command of a ship in the Navy, if no other employment can be provided. Gave good certificates to his Majesty at Weymouth of his sufferings, to the value of 27,000l., for his loyalty; has attended 2 years for reparation; asked for the places of Sir Wm. Batten, Commissioner Pett, and Col. Middleton, the last of which is still vacant, and has been referred to the Duke of York, who cannot receive his applications, not having his character for losses and sufferings. [Ibid. No. 137.]
Col. Anth. Gilby. For an order that no process issue against his person or estate till Michaelmas term; is security for Mr. Broxholme, receiver for Lincolnshire of the royal aid and 11 months' tax, who has fallen short in his accounts, but it is not yet known how far his estate will satisfy the arrears. [Ibid. No. 138.]
Wm. Gilom to the Navy Commissioners. That the tickets granted him for wages as commander may be paid, as the William and Mary hoy was discharged on 28 June last; some conjecture that more receipts must first be had, concerning the seamen and soldiers whom he took on board and conducted to their several ships; can neither read nor write, nor is acquainted with the ways of a purser, and his books were torn and gnawed by rats, whilst he lay sick at Harwich. [Ibid. No. 139.]
Ann, widow of Capt. John Golding. For an order for payment, by the Navy Commissioners or farmers of customs, of the pension with arrears of 120l. a year granted her, to begin from June 1664, but of which she has never received a penny. [Ibid. No. 140.]
Jean, daughter of Sir Alexander Gordon, of the family of Huntley. For the patent for a knight baronet, granted her at suit of the Queen mother, having found an honest man. [Ibid. No. 141.]
Chas. Gringaud. For leave to dispose for his present advantage of the reversion of one of the under-searchers' places for the port of London, granted him in 1666, for his late sufferings in Holland, but it was found that John Seymour must come in course before him, having a previous grant. [Ibid. No. 142.] Annexing,
Request by Gringaud to Lord Arlington, to move the King that the change of the reversion may pass by immediate warrant, having paid the officers' fees for the same thing. [Ibid. No. 142I.]
Capt. John Guillim. For increase of his pension of 67l. a year; served his late and present Majesty since he was 16 years old, has no other means of livelihood, and by disposal of his employment, which was his sole subsistence, and loss of his goods at sea, is become very necessitous. [S.P. Dom., Car. II. 229, No. 143.]
Joseph Gulston, Dean of Chichester. That the chantership of the cathedral, with the house and revenues thereto belonging, may be incorporated with the deanery, by consent of the bishop, the deanery being pulled down during the late troubles, and the revenues of the place too small to rebuild it. [Ibid. No. 144.]
George Hambleton. For his moiety of a quantity of Russian potash imported in Dutch ships, and forfeited by the Act of Navigation. [Ibid. No. 145.]
Wm. Harcourt, Jane Brabstone, and Mary Harrington and their families to Williamson, Lord Arlington's secretary. To procure them a pass to go to Holland, where they have friends; have lain long about Court, petitioning for redress for sufferings, and payment of arrears, and have nothing left to support them. [Ibid. No. 146.]
Mary Hawkins, widow. For present supply and future support; is reduced to great distress by her loyalty, has lost her husband, who was surgeon to the Convertine frigate, during the late engagement, and also her son-in-law, John Horsman, who, during the fanatic rage, transported the Queen mother at hazard of his life. [Ibid. No. 147.]
John Knight, one of his Majesty's surgeons. For the prize ship St. Sebastian, now at Plymouth; in consideration of his small wages of a surgeon, 150l. a year additional was settled on him by King James, but is suspended; has served with diligence and hazard through the whole war, and received no bounty. [Ibid. No. 148.]
Sir Godfrey Lloyd, captain of the foot guards. For an order to the Treasury Commissioners to pay him 160l. towards the clothing of his company, for which, on a former petition, he had an order on Sir Stephen Fox, which was not paid, and no order was granted on his petition to Council. [Ibid. No. 149.]
Elizabeth, widow of James, Lord Lindores. For speedy relief to prevent her imprisonment, and for a settlement for subsistence of the children of so loyal, faithful, and suffering a subject as her late husband, who led troops in the late King's behalf in the wars, and was years imprisoned, for which the Parliament of Scotland decided that he should have 9,533l. This was promised out of the fines in Scotland, but they were afterwards diverted to pay the army. [Ibid. No. 150.]
Lucy Lutterell, widow of Fras. Lutterell, of Dunster Castle, co. Somerset. Her husband having provided for his 2 eldest sons, left his youngest, Alexander, unprovided for, because Jane Lutterell, his mother, promised to provide for him, which she did, leaving him 10,000l. in gold, silver, and jewels; but during her last illness, her chest was broken open, and the money, &c., taken away. Three of her servants were indicted for the robbery and imprisoned, but not tried, several witnesses being sick; much influence is used in their favour; they are at large, though committed to gaol, and it is reported that persons of greater quality are concerned, whereon his Majesty has been pleased to order strict examinations. Requests their pretended imprisonment to be inspected, all lawful means to be used to discover the facts and actors, and a pardon to be extended to those who shall declare the truth. With reference thereon to the two justices of assize, to direct such preparatory proceedings as they shall think fit. [S.P. Dom., Car. II. 229, No. 151.]
Fras. Lynch. For pardon as an accessory to the robbery of 34,000l. worth of prize goods, belonging to the Sacrifice of Abraham, embezzled out of the cellars of Jasper Lynch, in Ireland, by 4 able merchants, to one of whom he was servant; could not, without hazard of his life, declare against them in Ireland, so came over to England. [Ibid. No. 152.]
John Lynes, prisoner in Norwich Castle. For release, being imprisoned in 1665 for selling a few bottles of wine without licence. With order thereon, in favour of the petitioner. [Ibid. No. 153.]
Anne Malyn, widow, to the Commissioners for Prizes. For leave to arrest and proceed against John Digby, clerk in the control office of prizes, for 170l. lent to him by her late husband 17 years ago. [Ibid. No. 154.]
Francis Mansell. For a grant of the old prize ship Lainseroone, now at Plymouth, appraised at 180l.; his pension of 200l. a year for his actings towards the safety of his Majesty's person has failed, on account of the late wars and troubles. [Ibid. No. 155.]
Sir John Marley. For the gift of 5 small prize hoys, now in wet dock at Redriffe, valued at 500l., to enable him to pay debts contracted in his Majesty's service. [Ibid. No. 156.]
Robt. Marsham. For pardon for murder, being present when Pope Danvers killed Wm. Jackman; had not even his sword drawn, but the law is very strict in such cases. [Ibid. No. 157.]
Elizabeth, widow of John Middleton. For relief; her husband was slain in the late Dutch war, on board Sir Edw. Spragg's ship; has lost her jointure by the dishonest dealings of those to whom she trusted it. [Ibid. No. 158.]
Col. Guy Molesworth. For relief from contempt and poverty, and the danger of perishing in a prison; served the Royal interest through the late wars, and was banished till the restoration, since which he has contracted great debts through his long suits and attendance, the expense of his youth, and of his 25 wounds, and his Majesty's gracious promises have failed to procure him relief. [S.P. Dom., Car. II. 229, No. 159.]
Col. Guy Molesworth. For preservation of himself and family from destruction, according to his Majesty's reiterated promises these 17 years; is a monument of most remarkable unprosperous loyalty. [Ibid. No. 160.]
Roger Morris, cooper, to the Navy Commissioners. For payment of two bills for 241l. 6s. 3d and 26l 5s. out of the money that comes into the Treasury by the sale of ships; had a sad loss by the late dismal fire, which has much impoverished his estate. [Ibid. No. 161.]
Widow and sisters of Mr. Morris to King and Council. Their grandfather erected waterworks, 23 Eliz, to supply the south of London with water, which were burned down at the fire, but are nearly re-erected at a cost of 2,000l. borrowed on the profits; the governors of the New River Company are now bringing pipes—although they denied so doing before Council—into the south part of the city, and try to persuade people to take water from them; entreat that that company may not be allowed to lay pipes where their waterworks serve. [ pages. Ibid. No. 162.]
Andrew Murford, late deputy postmaster at Oxford, to Lord Arlington. For restoration of the goods of the White Fortune of Copenhagen, ordered by the Admiralty Court to be released on bail, in which he is concerned for the proprietors; the goods are now ordered to be sold, and the profits brought into court. [Ibid. No. 163.]
John Nurton of Worcester, clothier, to Lord Arlington. To help him to relief; the Committee of the House of Lords, to whom his former petition was referred, declared that there is cause for relief, but that there being many more sufferers in Worcester, the King might be prejudiced thereby; his case differs from others because he was not merely plundered, but was the only constable who was afterwards sued by the rebel party, and 120l. of the damages they recovered against him still remains unpaid. [Ibid. No. 164.]
John Page and 3 other merchants of London. For the naturalization of 4 small foreign vessels, which they employed in the late wars, and which being disabled for service, they were forced to buy them. [Ibid, No. 165.]
Fabian Phillips. For admission of his 3 sons to Eton College. [Ibid. No. 166.]
John Pierce, commander of the Royal Exchange, to the Navy Commissioners. To write to Commissioner Middleton to let the ship come into dock, the pilot having run her on the ground and damaged her bottom. [Ibid. No. 167.]
Mary, widow of Dr. Wm. Quatremaine, physician in ordinary, and Rich, Alcorne. For a gift of the prize hoy, the Prince of Denmark, delivered without order by the Prize Commissioners of London to Sir Wm. Baker for his lighthouse; Dr. Quatremaine and Alcorne had a grant of lands to be recovered from the sea, on which they have spent 5,000l., and find the ground very fit for making salt, provided they can have a vessel to fetch coals from Newcastle to make it with, but they cannot afford to buy one. [S.P. Dom., Car. II. 229, No. 168.]
Queen's pages of the presence. For some provision for their maintenance; have served 5 years, been at expense in her Majesty's journeys to Bath, Tunbridge, Oxford, and Salisbury, but never received a penny for riding or board wages, having but 5 marks salary, and diet in time of waiting. [Ibid. No. 169.]
Elizabeth, daughter of the late Wm. Ratray. For a yearly grant until the sum of 738l. 15s. 11d, advanced by her father as purveyor of robes and apparel to his Majesty's 3 sisters and the Duke of Gloucester, is discharged. Her father was ordered 650l. a year for this service, but it was unpaid during the usurpation. Is ruined by the death of her brother, Chas. Ratray, in the engagement with the Dutch in 1666. [Ibid. No. 170.]
Edward Reynold, cook, to LordArlington. The late Earl of Cleveland and his servants owed him 67l.; fearing to lose it, applied to Lady Lovelace, his daughter, when the earl was near death; on her refusing to meddle, being ill advised, attached one of the earl's horses, which attachment is void by his death, and the horse is returned. Is now taken into custody, and has attended 4 days without being heard; begs discharge to save him from ruin. [Ibid. No. 171.]
Peter Ricaut. For appointment as one of the commissioners to levy the new impositions on wine, his family being ruined for loyalty. [Ibid. No. 172.]
Henry Richards. For an ensign's place in Sir Edw. Landsford's company in Col. Sydney's regiment. His father died in service of the Queen mother, and was disabled by the times from providing for his family. [Ibid. No. 173.]
Thos. Savery. For leave to keep open shop and sell merchandize in Exeter; was a merchant adventurer there 15 years, but having lost much in the late Dutch war, changed his way of trade, and now his goods are taken away by the magistrates' order. [Ibid. No. 174.]
Wm. Scudamore, fellow of All Souls College, Oxford. For a recommendation that he may enjoy the profits of his fellowship during his absence in France, whither he had leave to travel for the benefit of his health, but is not perfectly restored. [Ibid. No. 175.] Annexing,
[The King to the Warden of All Souls College, Oxford.] Requests them to prolong the dispensation of absence granted to Wm. Scudamore for his health, the time allowed not having sufficed for his perfect recovery. Endorsed with a note from And. Newport to Mr. Williamson, to remember Mr. Heather. [See p. 93 supra, Ibid. No. 175I.]
Many perishing Seamen, with their wives and widows, to Parliament. Beg relief; have served from 1664 to 1667, and have tickets for their wages, but have long waited payment, and received none; their tickets will neither buy bread and clothes, nor pay rent and taxes; are in debt to the tradespeople, who have furnished their families during their absence, on credit of letters of attorney to receive their wages, which the Controller of the Navy refuses to pay on any letters of attorney, and therefore their houses are broken open, and their goods taken for debt. [Damaged. S.P. Dom., Car. II 229, No. 176.]
Fourteen poor maimed Seamen named, and others "too tedious to rehearse," now in cure at St. Bartholomew's hospital or elsewhere. For the continuance to them of their allowance of 2d. a day, in addition to 4d. which is the hospital allowance, on which they are unable to subsist; this 2d. a day has been taken away from them 11 weeks past. [Ibid. No. 177.]
Capt. Thos. Sherley to the Earl of Clarendon. To obtain for him the command of a foot company, under the Duke of York, in the forces presently to be raised. [Ibid. No. 178.]
Daniel Skinner. For the gift of the Dutch flyboat prize, the Peace, which has been 12 months at Deptford, in compensation for 1,800l. of his money seized by Capt. Browne in Calais Roads, and delivered for his Majesty's use in 1649, when petitioner was sending it for safety to Calais; satisfaction has often been promised him. [Ibid. No. 179.] Annexing,
Depositions of John Dawson and 2 others of Dover, and Albertus Skinner of London, dated 22 March, 9 April, 10 May, and 10 June 1661, that eight bags of money belonging to Daniel Skinner, containing 18,000l., were shipped at Dover, and seized off Calais by a man-of-war under Capt. Thos. Browne, who took the money to Helvoetsluys, in Holland, and delivered it to Lords Colepeper and Hopton for the King; when Skinner begged it to be restored, the reply was that his Majesty had urgent occasion for it, but he might have satisfaction from prize goods; this he refused, as they might be questioned, and remitted the debt till his Majesty should be restored. [Ibid. No. 179I.–IV.]
Peter, son of Elizabeth Speght, sister to Sir Paul Pindar. For a grant of one of the small ships still in his Majesty's disposal, to enable him to relieve his aged blind mother, who had 2,000l. left by Sir Paul Pindar, but the whole estate became forfeit to the late usurper, Oliver, because the executor, Wm. Tombs, hung himself. [Ibid. No. 180.]
Abraham Spence. For letters of presentation to the church of Market Bosworth, co. Leicester, which he has held 10 years, so as to confirm him therein; Dr. Wm. Gery, who obtained a grant thereof in 1661, though non-suited in 2 trials, still persecuted him with a Quare impedit and writ of ejectment, &c., but being lately dead, all his pretences cease. [S.P. Dom., Car. II. 229, No. 181.] Annexing,
Certificate by Dr. Rich. Chaworth, Vicar-General of the province of Canterbury, to which, during the vacancy of the see, the bishopric of Lincoln belongs, that Abraham Spence has signed the three articles in chap. 36 of the Ecclesiastical Canons, preparatory to his admission to the church of Bosworth, diocese Lincoln.—23 Aug. 1660. [Latin. Ibid. No. 181I.]
John Spier. For recommendation to the governors of St. Bartholomew's hospital, for the place of surgeon there; has long acted as deputy to Jos. Bins, present surgeon, who is very infirm, and about to surrender the office. [Ibid. No. 182.]
John Streater. For gift of the prize ship, the Land of Promise, of Rotterdam, now at Portsmouth, to enable him to keep on the workmen who for 7 months have aided him in manufacture of his granado arrow, fire arrow, fire shot, &c., never before invented; so that—they knowing much of his operations—a secret of so much consequence to his Majesty may not be discovered. [Ibid. No. 183.]
Sir Gilbert Talbot, Master of the Jewel House. For restoration of the right of his office of carrying presents to ambassadors, which, by the power of the late Lord Chancellor, was transferred to the Master of the ceremonies, who thus had 2 presents from each ambassador, one in right of his office, and one for carrying the present. [Ibid. No. 184.]
Lady Throckmorton, relict of Sir William Throckmorton, knight marshal. For a grant to Charles Jones, as her deputy, of the office of warehouse keeper of the Custom House, London, in reversion after Chas. Heron. Is in great exigency through her late husband's death. [Ibid. No. 185.]
Francis Townley, merchant. For a pass to go to Holland and Hamburg; has been some time in England absent from his employment abroad, whereby his estate is damaged. [Ibid. No. 186.]
Rear Admiral [Richard] Utber. For the prize boat Erasmus of Rotterdam, now lying at Bristol; was very careful to prevent embezzlement in the prizes taken by his division last winter. [Ibid. No. 187.]
Justina Vandike, alias Stepney. For payment of 300l., the arrears of her pension of 200l. which has been restrained, in order that she may be enabled to go over to Antwerp, to look after a small fortune left her by her aunt there. [Ibid. No. 188.]
Dr. Edw. Warner. To be sworn to the place of physician in ordinary, void by death of Dr. Wm. Quatremaine; was admitted on the restoration, but was to wait without fee till the next vacancy. [Ibid. No. 189.] Annexing,
Certificate by Rich. March of Warner's admission to wait without fees.—22 Sept. 1660. [Ibid. No. 189I.]
Sir John Webster, Bart. For Payment of 200l., equal to 2,000 guilders, borrowed from him by his Majesty, for want of which he is in great distress; is well-nigh ruined by expending 20,000l. in the royal cause. [S.P. Dom., Car. II. 229, No. 190.] Annexing,
Note of loan of the afore-named sum, 30 April 1649 towards the supply of Lords Cottington and Hyde's embassy to Spain; and receipt thereof by the King from John Webster, merchant of Amsterdam, with promise to repay it, and thankful acknowledgment of 80 seasonable a supply in this time of great necessity. [Copy. Ibid. No. 190I.]
Lieut.-Col. Rich. Wigmore of co. Hereford. For admission as pensioner in ordinary, in place of Sir Lewis Kirk, removed, or Lieut.-Col. Jukes, deceased; was sworn pensioner extraordinary 35 years ago, and served the Crown during the late wars. [Ibid. No. 191.] Annexing,
Account of the condition and services of Lieut.-Col. Rich Wigmore. Has been 40 years in the Court or in wars, and shared in several expeditions, losing thereby 5,000l.; was pensioner extraordinary at his Majesty's baptism, and has waited ever since the restoration, without reward or employment. [Ibid. No. 191I.]