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William and Mary: February 1692

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February 1692

Feb. 1.
Kensington.
Commissions for Rimond Hansberg, gent., to be adjutant to the third troop of horse guards, commanded by Richard, Viscount Colchester; for William Stoughton, clerk, to be chaplain to Col. Francis Langston's regiment of horse [H.O. Military Entry Book 2, p. 238]; for Michael Richards, gent., to be lieutenant of the company of which Capt. Leek is captain in the regiment of foot, commanded by Col. William Selwyn [Ibid. 3, p. 111]; for Richard Coote, esq., to be colonel of the regiment of foot of which Adam, Lord Lisburne was colonel [Ibid., p. 112]; for Col. Henry Rowe to be colonel of the regiment of foot, lately commanded by Lieut.Gen. Douglass, and likewise to be captain of a company in the same regiment; for Richard Sampson, gent., to be ensign to Capt. Edward Cornwall's company in Col. Stewart's regiment [Ibid., p. 113]; for Clement Nevill, gent., to be lieutenant to Capt. Richard Hill, in the regiment of foot commanded by Sir John Hanmer; for Bold Leighton to be ensign to Capt. Maurice Wynne, in the same regiment; for—Gwynn, gent., to be quarter-master in the same regiment [Ibid., p. 115]; for Lieut.-Col. Murdo Mackenzie to be lieutenant-colonel of the regiment of foot, commanded by Col. Henry Rowe, and likewise to be captain of a company in the same regiment [Ibid., p. 116]; for Capt. John Hamilton to be captain of the company of which Capt. Alexander Cunnyngham was captain in the regiment of Scotch foot guards, commanded by Col. George Ramsey, and to command and take his rank as youngest lieutenant-colonel of foot [Ibid., p. 117]; brevet on — Laprimauday to be cornet in the regiment of horse commanded by Major-Gen. the Marquis De Ruvigny; for James St. Cristol, gent., to be cornet in the same regiment; and for Claude Guirandet to be quarter-master of the troop of which Capt. Peter de la Bastide is captain in the same regiment. [Ibid., p. 121.]
Feb. 1.
Whitehall.
Proceedings upon the petition of Sir John Elwes. Shows that a ship called the Aleppo Merchant, Capt. Spooner, commander, bound with cloth, &c. to the West Indies, value 5,000l., took fire on the river and was driven to sea and sunk near Hole Haven, and that his Majesty has the disposing of the said wreck. Prays for a grant of the same. Referred to the Attorney or Solicitor-General. Vide Post, p. 124. [S.P. Dom. Petition Entry Book 2, p. 297.]
Feb. 1.
Whitehall.
Proceedings upon the petition of Frances Jones, widow. Shows that she has served in Court as laundress ever since King Charles's restoration, and that her husband, who has served in the Royal Navy above 20 years, is lately dead, and has left her in a poor condition and incapable of getting her livelihood as formerly. Prays for an order to be admitted into the almshouse at "Clerkenhall, London" (sic). Granted upon the first vacancy. [S.P. Dom. Petition Entry Book 2, p. 299.]
Feb. 1.
Dresden.
Baron de Heckeren to the Prince of Waldeck. Considers that the partizans of the French are affected by the policy of that Court [the Court of Saxony]. It is very necessary to gain Schoning over to the side of the Allies, and this he has been endeavouring to do. Considers it would be good policy to promise him a pension of 6,000 or 8,000 crowns a year. Remarks on Schoning's views and those of his master, the Elector. Copy. [S.P. Dom. King William's Chest 12, No. 23.]
Feb. 1.
Admiralty Office.
J. Sotherne to Richard Warre. I desire you will lay, before the Earl of Nottingham, the enclosed copy of a confession made by one Hoskins, before several commanders of vessels at Rye [H.O. Admiralty 4, p. 207.] Enclosing:—The confession of Thomas Hoskins of Dover, who says he was lately hired by one Joseph Spinsax, of Dover, and Edward Brown, of Folkestone, belonging to a small sloop, to carry combed wool. Dated at Rye, 24th January 1692. [Ibid., p. 211.]
Feb. 2.
Kensington.
Commissions for Major Thomas Allen to be lieutenant-colonel of the regiment of foot of which Adam, Lord Lisburne was colonel; for Capt. Francis Holroyd to be major of the same regiment; for —Pywell, gent., to be lieutenant to Capt. Henry Smithwick's company in the same regiment; for Richard Coote, junior, gent., to be ensign to Capt. Robert Philips's company in the same regiment; and for Robert Philips, gent., to be captain of the company of which Major Francis Holroyd was captain in the same regiment. [H.O. Military Entry Book 3, p. 112.]
Feb. 2.
Whitehall.
Proceedings upon the petition of Anthony Du Vivier, esq., a French Refugee. Shows that he has found out a way to make a ship go against wind and tide by a very easy machine, not costly, or yet known by anybody. Therefore, if his Majesty will grant him a patent for 14 years for making the said machine in all his Majesty's dominions, he will make it useful for the fleet. Prays for a patent accordingly. Referred to the Attorney or Solicitor-General. [S.P. Dom. Petition Entry Book 1, p. 232.]
Feb. 2.
Whitehall.
Proceedings upon the petition of the Provost, Fellows, and Scholars of Trinity College, near Dublin. Shows that the said College was founded by Queen Elizabeth, and that several of her successors had augmented that establishment, so that they were endowed with a revenue of about 2,000l. per annum which was but equal to the support of their society, and to answer the ends of their institution. That there was reserved, on their lands, a Crown rent and quit rent of 257l. per annum which was exactly paid to Michaelmas 1688, but since that time, such has been the public calamity, that, for three years past, they have not been able to receive 100l. of the whole. Their estates lying in Kerry and Ulster, which have been ruined, will lie waste for a long time and be very slow in recovering, and their College has been made a place to quarter French and Irish soldiers, and reduced to a ruinous condition.
It is needful to restore them to their complete number of Fellows and Scholars, and to consider their support so that the gentlemen of Ireland may be able to send their sons thither for education. Supplies for the church will depend upon this foundation.
They pray that the said quit rent of 257l. per annum may, for the next seven years, be reduced to 10l. per annum, so that their Society and College may revive. Referred to the Treasury. [S.P. Dom. Petition Entry Book 1, p. 233.]
Feb. 2.
Whitehall.
Proceedings upon the petition of Robert Aylway, Comptroller of their Majesties' train of artillery in Ireland. Shows that he was, in 1677, made Auditor-General of Virginia for life, and in 1682, Clerk of the office of the Ordnance in Ireland, as also Clerk of the Deliveries, and since his Majesty's accession to the Crown, has served as Commissary and Comptroller of the train of Artillery in Ireland; but that upon some miscarriage, he was suspended from the same. Prays his Majesty to grant that he may be restored to his employment, and to order the stating and paying the arrears of pay due to him, together with what money is due to him upon account. Referred to Baron Ginckle. [Ibid., p. 297.]
Feb. 2.
Whitehall.
The Earl of Nottingham to the Commissioners for the Exchange of Prisoners. I am commanded to tell you, that you are not only to take such security as Capt. Henry Macdonogh and Lieut. Connor Macdermot are able to give, but to take the best which you can get. [H.O. Letter Book (Secretary's) 2, p. 376.]
Feb. 2.
Whitehall.
The same to the Commissioners of Prizes. Mr. Baker, his Majesty's Consul at Algiers, has agreed to pay the Dey of that place 910,087 reals in weighty Spanish dollars at the rate of 8 reals each without any deduction. His Majesty has been pleased to approve of this agreement, and to declare that he will accordingly bear the loss on the exchange and all other charges, so that the sum above mentioned may be paid at Algiers according to the agreement without any defalcation; and he would therefore have you attend the Treasury for their directions therein, that this service may be performed without delay. [Ibid.]
Feb. 2.
Whitehall.
The same to the Attorney-General. The King having been pleased to direct that Col. MacCarty, Major MacCarty, and Capt. Murphy, now prisoners in the Tower of London for high treason, should be discharged from their imprisonment in a legal way, in order to their being carried into France, and there exchanged for such of his Majesty's subjects as are prisoners in that kingdom, you are to give such directions herein as are necessary. [Ibid.]
Feb. 2.
Whitehall.
Viscount Sydney to the Mayor of Exeter. The King being informed that there is the master of a Danish vessel, now a prisoner in the City Gaol of Exeter for smuggling French goods in the West of England, and there being just cause to suspect that several English merchants are concerned with him in such dangerous practices, has commanded me to issue forth my warrant to the bearer hereof, one of the messengers, to bring the said master up here to be examined touching the premises, which I have done, and I desire you will deliver him into the hands of the said messenger, with such examinations and papers as you may have. [H.O. Letter Book (Secretary's) 3, p. 98.]
Feb. 2.
Whitehall.
Warrant to the Keeper of Newgate, or his deputy, to allow the mother of Claudius Willett, a prisoner for high treason, to have access to her son, from time to time, in the presence of a keeper, [S.P. Dom. Warrant Book 38, p. 232.]
Feb. 2.
Whitehall.
Warrant to Henry Allen, messenger in ordinary, to receive the master of a ship into custody, and bring him to be examined, concerning certain dangerous practices against the Government. [Ibid.]
Feb. 2.
Whitehall.
Allowance of the disbursements, made by Commissary Jean Danckaerts, in attending upon, and bringing over, his Majesty's English letters at the Brill, during the months of June, July, August, September, and October, 1691. [Ibid., p. 236.]
Feb. 2.
Whitehall.
The Earl of Nottingham to the Lords-Justices. The ratification of the articles of Limerick, as soon as it is passed under the Great Seal, will be sent over to you, so that you will have no occasion of an exemplification. His Majesty will speedily come to a resolution about the garrisons, and I believe the orders will be dispatched before he goes to Holland; he will in like manner give some orders, before that time, in relation to the residence of the person who is to command the forces there. As to the declaring the war to be at an end, since it may be necessary to make a distinction between several counties and places according to the difference of their abilities to pay the quit rents and the hearth money, his Majesty would know what you think most proper for the commencements of those payments according to the circumstances and condition of several parts of the kingdom, so that he may declare the war at an end. [S.P. Ireland King's Letter Book 1, p. 293.]
Feb. 2.
Whitehall.
The King to the same, desiring them to make a detachment out of Lord George Hamilton's late regiment of two lieutenants, and 150 private soldiers, with serjeants and corporals proportionable, and to send to them to England, where they are to join the regiment commanded by Col. Tiffin. Such of the other non-commissioned officers and private soldiers, who shall voluntarily offer themselves to continue in the service, are to be transferred into other regiments as recruits to the same. You are to cause an account to be stated of their arrears in order to their payment, and to make provision to the officers and soldiers who shall desire to return home. You are likewise to cause the troop of provosts to be disbanded. [Ibid., p. 294.]
Feb. 2. State of the Customs. [S.P. Dom. King William's Chest 12, No. 24.]
Feb. 2. State of the Excise. [S.P. Dom. King William's Chest 12, No. 25.]
Feb. 3.
Whitehall.
Proceedings upon the report of the Attorney-General upon petition of Sir John Elwes [vide ante, p. 120]. The report is as follows:—In obedience to your Majesty's order of reference, I have considered this petition, and find the allegation therein contained, relating to the sinking of the ship mentioned in the petition, to be true, and it seems probable to me that part of the goods and lading of the said ship may, with considerable expense and labour, be recovered. Now forasmuch as the petitioner has contracted with the owners of the said ship and goods, to make them a reasonable satisfaction, and is ready to allow your Majesty's officers a tenth part of the profits arising by the said wreck, I conceive it reasonable for you to gratify the petitioner's request by granting him your royal letters of license, in order to endeavour the recovery of the said ship, Aleppo Merchant, and her cargo. Referred to the Treasury. [S.P. Dom. Petition Entry Book 2, p. 302.]
Feb. 3.
Whitehall.
Pass for Mr. Zachariah Madona, one of the gentleman of the second troop of guards, to go to Holland. [S.P. Dom. Warrant Book 38, p. 232.]
Feb. 3.
Kensington.
Warrant for a gift to Mr. John Dundas of the office of "Clerkship of Cocquet and Searchery" from Glasgow, on both sides of the Clyde, to Dumfries. [S.P. Scotland Warrant Book 15, p. 74.]
Feb. 3.
Whitehall.
Pass and post warrant for John de Vega-Arredondo to go to Harwich and there embark for Holland. [S.P. Dom. Warrant Book 36, p. 159.]
Feb. 3.
Kensington.
Leave granted to George Gooday, esq., high sheriff of Suffolk, to reside out of the said county. [H.O. King's Letter Book 1, p. 42.]
Feb. 3.
Kensington.
Similar leave for Philip Eyton, esq., high sheriff of Montgomeryshire. [Ibid.]
Feb. 3/13.
Malines.
Count de Solms to the Prince of Waldeck. Has received various complaints from the officers of the regiments as to their quarters in Bruges. Notice must be sent about the arrival of the Danes, so that their quarters may be appointed to them. Many advices have been received from different parts, these differ somewhat, but agree in thinking that there is a great scheme on foot. The Spaniards desire that a great number of troops be sent towards Charleroy. Corn has been sent to Namur. The need of a magazine at Ghent is discussed. The payment demanded from the infantry by Pereyra is shown to be impossible; quotes Mons. Dyckvelts proposition concerning them. The Prince of Vaudemont informs the writer that Brussels and many other towns are menaced; he does not know what to do for the best and much wishes that the health of the Prince of Waldeck would permit him to come to Malines. Mentions that the King desires four battalions to be sent to Namur; discusses the movements of these and other battalions, and of the difficulties arising from moving them. Mentions the behaviour of Colonel Hodges and the message from the King concerning him. He has great difficulty in finding quarters for the troops, although he is doing his very best. He is very grieved that the Prince is not satisfied with his conduct with regard to the hospital at Maestricht. Is most anxious to obey any orders, but does not see how, under the present condition of affairs, he can act differently, especially as regards the English troops. Proposes that instead of the English battalions designed to go out from Maestricht towards the Rhine, those from Gotha should go. Copy. [S.P. Dom. King William's Chest 12, No. 26.]
Feb. 4.
Whitehall.
Commissions for William Row, esq., to be lieutenant to Captain Stephen Piper in Colonel Henry Trelawny's regiment of foot [H.O. Military Entry Book 2, p. 232]; for Lewis de Chivré de la Barre, esq., to be captain of the troop of which Lord O'Brien was late captain in Colonel Hugh Wyndham's regiment of horse [Ibid.]; for John Bing, gent., to be lieutenant of the troop of which Captain Edwin Sandys is captain, in the royal regiment of horse, commanded by Aubrey, Earl of Oxford; for Colonel Benjamin Fletcher to be captain of the company of foot, in New York, of which Colonel Henry Slaughter was late captain; for Peter Matthews, gent., to be lieutenant of the company of foot, in New York, of which Colonel Benjamin Fletcher is captain [Ibid., p. 233]; for John Trent, gent., to be quartermaster of the Princess Anne of Denmark's regiment of foot, commanded by Colonel John Beaumont [Ibid. p. 234]; and for William, Lord O'Brien, to be major of the regiment of horse commanded by Col. Hugh Wyndham. [Ibid. 3, p. 122.]
Feb. 4.
Whitehall.
Proceedings upon the petition of Michael Rosse, and James Johnstone; shows that, with long practice and great charges, they have found out an engine whereby one or more men may work under water for about a quarter of an hour, by which means bullion, plate, guns, &c., lying under water, may be recovered. They pray for a patent for 14 years for the sole use of their invention. Referred to the Attorney or Solicitor-General. [S.P. Dom. Petition Entry Book 1, p. 236.]
Feb. 4.
Whitehall.
Proceedings upon the petition of Thomas Lawrence of Winsham, in Somersetshire, yeoman; shows that, at the time of the late Duke of Monmouth's landing in the West, he was with those of his party, apprehended, indicted, and attainted of high treason, which attainder stands in force against him. Prays to have a Writ of Error for the reversal of his attainder. Referred to the AttorneyGeneral for report. [Ibid.]
Feb. 4.
Whitehall.
Proceedings upon the petition of Anthony Smith; shows that, with great charge, pains, and industry, he has found out a way for boiling and heating water and all other liquors, as also for melting and refining sugars and all other things that are done with fire, with less charge and greater expedition than is now done. Prays for letters patent for the sole use of the said invention in England, Ireland, and the Foreign Plantations, for 14 years, according to the statute. Referred to the Attorney or SolicitorGeneral. [Ibid. 2, p. 298.]
Feb. 4.
Whitehall.
Proceedings upon the petition of Barbara Caswell, widow; shows that her husband being a "life guard man," unfortunately killed a man, in November last, and was convicted and executed for the same, whereby the inheritance of the jointure in five houses in Brentford was forfeited to the King. Prays his Majesty to grant her the inheritance of the said houses. Referred to the Treasury. [S.P. Dom. Petition Entry Book 1, p. 299.]
Feb. 4.
Whitehall.
Proceedings upon the petition of Capt. Chidley Coote. Shows that he commanded a company in Sir Henry Ingoldesby's regiment of foot, which was disbanded in January 1689, and prays to be allowed half pay from that time. Referred to Charles Fox, Paymaster of the forces in Ireland. [Ibid., p. 300.]
Feb. 4.
Whitehall.
The Earl of Nottingham to Mr. Stock. I have read your letter of the 3rd, and as to Thomas Hoskins and the other two taken with him which are mentioned, the most proper way will be to carry them before the Mayor of Sandwich, who upon this evidence will examine them and commit them to prison, and when this is done give an account of it to Mr. Aaron Smith, that he may take care of their prosecution; the same course may be taken with the others who have absconded, as soon as you can discover where they may be taken. [H.O. Letter Book (Secretary's) 2, p. 377.]
Feb. 4.
Whitehall.
The same to the Mayor of Sandwich. I have received your letter of the 1st with the examination of Mr. Thomas Stepney against Mr. Mills. You have done well to commit this latter in order to his prosecution. [Ibid.]
Feb. 4.
Whitehall.
The same to Sir John Morgan. The King is informed by Lieut.Gen. Ginckle that Lord Kenmare, Lord Slane, Lord Bophin, Major Erskin, Lieut.-Col. Butler, Major Lawless, and Capt. Kennedy, who were taken at the battle of Aughrim, and are now prisoners in your custody, are such, as by the articles of Limerick, ought to be released; and his Majesty has commanded me to tell you to discharge them accordingly. [Ibid.]
Feb. 4.
Whitehall.
The same to the Attorney-General. The King having been pleased to direct that Theobald, Lord Caher, Col. Owen MacCarty, Major Donoghue MacCarty, and Capt. Cornelius Murphy, now prisoners in the Tower of London for high treason, should be discharged from their imprisonment in a legal way, in order to their being carried into France, and there exchanged for such of his Majesty's subjects as are prisoners in that kingdom, you are to give all necessary directions for so doing. [Ibid., p. 378.]
Feb. 4.
Whitehall.
The same to the Commissioners of the Treasury. The King being pleased to give 200l. to Capt. Richards in consideration of his good service in Ireland and for his present support, I acquaint you with it, that you may give directions for paying that sum to him. [Ibid.]
Feb. 4.
Whitehall.
The same to the same. The King directs that the allowance of 3l. per diem, granted to John Andrew Eckhart, his Resident at Brussels, who died on the 9th of January last, be paid to his relict and administratrix, in consideration of her expenses after the time of his death, relating to his said employment. [H.O. Letter Book (Secretary's) 2, p. 378.]
Feb. 4.
Whitehall.
Viscount Sydney to the Mayor of Canterbury. I have your letter of the 2nd concerning three gentlemen, Mr. Plowden, Mr. Anthony Englefield, and Mr. Henry Englefield, who lately came from France with two servants and are secured by you. They had passes to come over from me, and therefore you may discharge them, and let them come away, but what papers you have secured of theirs I think it necessary should be transmitted to me. [H.O. Letter Book (Secretary's) 3, p. 99.]
Feb. 4.
Whitehall.
The same to the searchers at Gravesend. Thomas Ogilvy, and John Ogilvy, having obtained a pass from me to go beyond the seas, and there being just reason to suspect the said persons to be disaffected to the Government, you are to secure them, notwithstanding they have a pass from me. [Ibid.]
Feb. 4.
Whitehall.
Warrant to John Thompson, messenger in ordinary, to search for Thomas Ogilvy and John Ogilvy, and apprehend them for treasonable practices. [S.P. Dom. Warrant Book 38, p. 233.]
Feb. 4.
Whitehall.
Pass for Mr. Thomas Churchill and Thomas Miller, his servant, to go to Holland or Flanders. [Ibid.]
Feb. 4.
Whitehall.
Warrant to the Attorney or Solicitor-General to prepare a bill for adding to the list of justices of the peace of the City of London, six aldermen of the same city. [H.O. Warrant Book 6, p. 245.]
Feb. 4.
Whitehall.
Warrant to the same to prepare a bill for a charter incorporating the Company of Pearl Fishers in the rivers Irt and End (sic) and other waters in the county of Cumberland. Heads of the Charter: the company is to exist, and have succession for 14 years. Thomas Patrickson, gent., is to be the first governor; Samuel Sommerford, esq., the first Deputy-Governor; and Daniel Field. Giles Redman, Hugh Redman, Charles Middleton, Richard Haynes, Henry Limbrey, John Blake, and Henry Harbin, of London, merchants, the first Assistants. The Governor and Company, or the major part of them, whereof the Governor or Deputy-Governor is to be one, are to hold courts in London or Cumberland as often as there is cause. They are to elect a treasurer, one or more solicitors, secretaries, auditors, comptrollers, searchers, surveyors, clerks, beadles or other under officers to reside in London and in Cumberland. [Ibid., pp. 246–249.]
Feb. 4.
Whitehall.
Warrant to the Keeper of Newgate, or his deputy, to receive John Sebille, and to keep him in safe and close custody for being an enemy and spy until further orders. [Ibid., p. 250.]
Feb. 4. A list of soldiers disabled by their wounds and now in the Royal Hospital of King Charles II. [Chelsea Hospital]. Gives the names of the soldiers and of the regiments in which they served. [S.P. Dom. William and Mary 4, No. 6.]
Feb. 5.
Whitehall.
Proceedings upon the petition of Henry Frere, an infant nine years of age, and Daniel Frere and Sylvester, his wife, father and mother of the said infant, and Dr. John Young, guardian of the said infant under the will of Henry Frere, uncle of the said infant. They pray directions to the Lord Chief Justice and the rest of the justices of the Court of Common Pleas at Westminster for allowing the said Henry Frere, by himself or guardians, notwithstanding his non-age, to suffer a common recovery of certain lands, &c., in the parish of Minster, in the Isle of Sheppey, in Kent. Referred to the Attorney or Solicitor-General. [S.P. Dom. Petition Entry Book 2, p. 298.]
Feb. 5.
Whitehall.
Proceedings upon the petition of Maria Williams, praying an order to be reimbursed the sum of 500l. and upwards, disbursed by her husband William Manley in provisions for his Majesty's fleet. Referred to the Admiralty. [Ibid., p. 299.]
Feb. 5.
Whitehall.
Warrant to Charles Couchman, messenger in ordinary, to make strict search for Gerard Martin, an alien enemy, and having found him, to apprehend and seize, and bring him in safe custody to be examined. [H.O. Warrant Books 6, p. 253.]
Feb. 5.
Whitehall.
Like warrant to apprehend Nicholas Moisye. Like warrants to Charles Kenge, to apprehend Peter Dulivier and John Bevionde; to William Jones to apprehend Peter Marqueth and Anthony Didier; to Peter Marescoe, to apprehend Nicholas Midy and Bartholomew Midy; to Nicholas Hill, to apprehend Peter Deharce and John Depremont; for William Sutton to apprehend —Darache and Peter Vivario; to Peter Newlyn, to apprehend Peter Dubilly and Lawrence Bon; to Robert Knollys, to apprehend Anthony Bondor and Nicholas Gorey; to Thomas Newlyn to apprehend Lewis Dye, and —Vanbromling; and to George Shipside to apprehend —Block. [Ibid.]
Feb. 5/15.
Culenburg.
Memorial brought in by Colonel Dopft on military matters, with remarks thereon by Countde Solms. On a question of Colonel Hodges it is remarked that the King wishes the English to be employed, and so the Count will, whenever it is possible, employ them with the other troops. The conduct of the Spaniards is not satisfactory. [S.P. Dom. King William's Chest 12, No. 27.]
Feb. 5/15.
Culenburg.
Copy of the previous memorial, but without the remarks by Count de Solms. [Ibid., No. 28.]
Feb. 6.
Whitehall.
The Earl of Nottingham to the Commissioners of the Treasury. I have laid before the King the enclosed petitions of Lady Conyngham, Mrs. Lloyd, Mrs. Mayo, Mrs. Newcomen, and Mrs. Hami'ton, which were delivered to me by Lieut.-Gen. Ginckle, who recommended these widows, as the chief objects of his Majesty's favour and charity. His Majesty commanded me to transmit them to you that you may lay them before him for his directions upon each of them. [H.O. Letter Book (Secretary's) 2, p. 383.]
Feb. 6.
Kensington.
Additional instructions to the Earl of Lothian, Commissioner to the General Assembly. We have seen that draft sent up by you prepared by the committee of the General Assembly as an answer to our letter, whereby we perceive they refuse to receive such as are willing to apply to them in the terms of the formula and declaration which we had approved. We judge it best, to prevent further animosities and divisions, instead of union, that you stop this letter to be voted or passed in the General Assembly, if you can divert it. Suffer them to sit the complete month, conformably to your first instructions, in case you can keep them from falling upon any matter that is contrary to what is contained in our letter to them and your instructions; and if you cannot restrain them, dissolve them "with the first that you see it necessary." You are to dissolve the General Assembly without calling a new one as in your last instructions. [S.P. Scotland Warrant Book 15, p. 76.]
Feb. 6. Heads of Acts received from the Lords-Justices of Ireland, with remarks thereon. [S.P. Dom. William & Mary 4, No. 7.]
Feb. 6.
Admiralty Office.
J. Sotherne to Richard Warre. I enclose a letter [not preserved] addressed to you from Capt. Pedder, commander of the Swift prize, which came to me open as you will find it. The captain writes me word that he took it from on board one of the transport ships that he met at Waterford which came from Brest with French wine and linen bound for Dublin. You will also herein receive a copy of a letter taken on board the said ship directed to Mr. Robinson at Dublin which you are desired to lay before the Earl of Nottingham. [H.O. Admiralty 4, p. 219.] Enclosing:—
Daniel Butt to William Robinson, esq., at the Treasury in Dublin. I am going to Nantes next Monday to pay for the goods I bought here, and which I consigned to Mr. Trigg. Refers to his dealings with Sir John Kerwan, of Nantes. The kingdom is big enough for more goods than we shall be able to send, and being all in our hands, as they shall be, whomsoever I meddle with, it can do no damage to the market which must mend every day, if the war continues, and after this opportunity there is an end of this country's commodities going to Ireland during the war, which to me here looks to be but beginning. If anybody can be believed the French King has money in his Treasury to maintain the war for two years to come, and is now gathering for the third, and the clergy have proffered him enough for one year more when pleased to command it, so when this is likely to be at an end God knows, though they swear never till King James is restored. There are not less than 20,000 men at work at Brest every day, and are constantly paid every week, and as they tell me it is everywhere the same all over France. Dated 6th January 1692. [Ibid., p. 223.]
Feb. 7.
Whitehall.
Passes for the return out of France into Ireland of the ship John, of Limerick, belonging to John Leonard, manned with English and Irish seamen and with his goods and "estates" [S.P. Dom. Warrant Book 36, p. 159]; for the ship called The Happy Return of Limerick belonging to the said John Leonard to return out of France into Ireland [Ibid., p. 160]; and for Bartholomew Walmsley, esqre., his sister Eleanor Walmsley, and John Lovell, Robert Wingatt, Miles Low, Alice Ghast, and one other woman, their servants, with their goods and necessaries, to return out of France and land in any port of England, without let or hindrance. [S.P. Dom. Warrant Book 36, p. 161.]
Feb. 7.
Whitehall.
Warrant to the Clerk of the Signet attending, to prepare a bill containing a warrant to the Commissioners of the Treasury, &c. to pay or cause to be paid to Robert Wolseley, esq. (who is appointed to be the Envoy Extraordinary to the Elector of Bavaria, Governor of Flanders) 500l. for his equipage, and the further sum of 5l. by the day for his ordinary allowance; to commence from the day of his departure from England and continue until his return. [H.O. Warrant Book 6, p. 250.]
Feb. 7.
Whitehall.
Warrant to Henry, Viscount Sydney and the Lords-Justices of Ireland to cause the outlawry upon Luke, Earl of Fingall, of Virginia in the county of Cavan, to be reversed, Margaret, Countess of Fingall having represented that the said Earl, her late husband, was lately outlawed there notwithstanding he had been dead above six years, and that her son, Peter, Earl of Fingall, is a minor and was never in Ireland. [S.P. Dom. Signet Office 12, p. 421.]
Feb. 7.
Malines.
Count de Solms to the Prince of Waldeck. Enclosing a letter from Major-General de Theil which complains that the infantry and cavalry are badly lodged; similar complaints might be made in regard to other regiments. Remarks on the unfitness of the officers and gives various examples of ill-conduct. Copy, extract. [S.P. Dom. King William's Chest 12, No. 29.]
Feb. 8.
Kensington.
Warrant to Sir Henry Goodrick to appoint Thomas Glover, gent., to be "one of our engineers," at a salary of 100l. per annum [H.O. Military Entry Book 3, p. 110.]
Feb. 8.
Kensington.
Leave granted to William Seys, esq., high sheriff of Glamorganshire, to reside out of the said county. [H.O. King's Letter Book 1, p. 44.]
Feb. 8.
Berlin.
General Schoning to the King. Assures him of his devotion and of his desire for a means of showing it. [S.P. Dom. King William's Chest 12, No. 30.]
Feb. 8.
Malines.
Count de Solms to the Prince of Waldeck. With regard to the Hospital at Maestricht, even if the English were put on an equal footing with the Dutch, that would not put the King right with Parliament, for the English officers write to England all that is passing, and finding that they abroad are treated in a different manner to the foreigners in England the feeling would be prejudicial to the King. The hospital shall not suffer as when the troops leave I will undertake that they give a present to the hospital in proportion to the sum the others pay per month, but I hope I may not be pressed to proceed in a matter which seems to me so full of essential difficulties. Copy. [Ibid., No. 31.]
Feb. 9.
Whitehall.
The Earl of Nottingham to Sir Brian Broughton. I have received your letter of the 27th of January and have acquainted the King with what you say "concerning the virtues of your beer for curing green wounds." He is well pleased with the account and would have you send up a little of this liquor to make an experiment, after which he will come to some further resolution. [H.O. Letter Book (Secretary's) 2, p. 379.]
Feb. 9.
Whitehall.
The same to the Commissioners of the Treasury. The Queen, last summer, ordered Consul Lambert Blackwell, at Leghorn, to procure a small vessel to be employed in their Majesties' service in those parts in the nature of a packet boat; the consul has acquainted me that it would be the cheapest method to build such a vessel, and her Majesty gave him order to do it. The King, on his return, approved of these directions, and the vessel being finished, I transmit to you the enclosed accounts which I received from Consul Blackwell of the money expended by him in this service, of which 500 crowns, advanced by him, has already been paid by the postmasters, upon whom he has drawn a bill, pursuant to her Majesty's directions. The King would also have you direct the postmasters to accept and answer such other bills for the necessary expenses in buying provisions, the seamen's wages, and other charges of this vessel, as he shall transmit to them. [Ibid.]
Enclosure:— Account of the cost of building the Tartan (sic) Velocrita. [Ibid., p. 381.]
Feb. 9.
Whitehall.
Viscount Sydney to the Commissioners of the Treasury. Mr. Beaubuisson having been admitted to the office of [keeper of] his Majesty's setting dogs, ever since Lady Day 1689, and no allowances as yet settled on him for the charge and execution thereof, he made application to his Majesty, who desires you to give the necessary orders for putting him upon the establishment, with the allowance of 230l. 12s. 6d. per annum, to commence from the time when he was sworn and admitted. [Ibid. 3, p. 100.]
Feb. 9.
Whitehall.
Warrant to Peter Newlyn, messenger in ordinary, to search for Thomas Ogilvy and John Ogilvy, and apprehend them for treasonable practices. See under date of February 4. [S.P. Dom. Warrant. Book 38, p. 234.]
Feb. 9.
Culenburg.
The Prince of Waldeck to the King. Is sending despatches to the Count de Solms by Colonel Dopft. Movements of some of the regiments. It would be well to ascertain the views of the Imperial Court with regard to the Elector of Saxony. [S.P. Dom. King William's Chest 12, No. 32.]
Feb. 9.
Whitehall.
Viscount Sydney to the Lords of the Admiralty. The King is informed that you have lately sent an order to Sir Robert Holmes, Vice-Admiral of the county of Southampton and the Isle of Wight, to deliver, or cause to be delivered, the ship City of Warsaw, with her lading, which was lately seized by some officers of that ViceAdmiralty, unto such person as Rear-Admiral Carter shall appoint to receive her. You are to supersede your said order and permit the said ship to remain under the seizure of such person in whose custody she has hitherto been, and still is, until further order. [H.O. Admiralty 3, p. 70.]
Feb. 10.
Whitehall.
The Earl of Nottingham to the Commissioners for the Exchange of Prisoners. The Attorney-General has acquainted me that he intends, next Friday to bring Theobald, Lord Caher, Col. Owen MacCarty, Major Donoghue MacCarty and Capt. Cornelius Murphy, now prisoners in the Tower of London, for high treason, to the King's Bench, in order to their being bailed, pursuant to his Majesty's directions, that afterwards they may be exchanged as prisoners of war. It will be necessary you should attend the Court at the same time in order to receive the said Lord Caher and the other gentlemen into your custody as prisoners of war. [H.O. Letter Book (Secretary's), 2, p. 381.]
Feb. 11.
Whitehall.
Viscount Sydney to the Postmaster-General. Whenever any letters shall come into your office directed "to Mr. Brett, at Mr. Hugh's, a stationer at the Unicorne in Paternoster Row, London," or with this direction: "to Mr. Brett, at Dr. Harborough's, over against the back gate of Doctor's Commons," I desire you will take care to have them stopped, and transmitted to me. [Ibid. 3, p. 100.]
Feb 11.
Whitehall.
Passes for Mr. Daniel Oliver, to go to Holland, recommended by the Minister of the French Church in the Savoy; and for Mr. Gideon Bovillane, and Mr. Pierre du Moulin, ditto, "desired by the Duke of Ormond." [S.P. Dom. Warrant Book 38, p. 233.]
Feb. 11.
Whitehall.
Pass for James Alere, aged 20 years or thereabouts, to go to Harwich and embark for Holland. [Ibid., 36, p. 160.]
Feb. 11.
Whitehall.
Warrant to the Attorney or Solicitor-General, to prepare a bill containing a patent to Anthony Du Vivier for the sole use and benefit of his new invention of a way to make a ship go against wind and tide "by a very easy and not costly machine." [H.O. Warrant Book 6, p. 251.]
Feb. 11.
Whitehall.
Warrant to the same to consent to a writ of error for reversing the attainder of Thomas Lawrence as being one of the persons concerned in the late Duke of Monmouth's rebellion in the west. [Ibid., p. 252.]
Feb. 11.
Whitehall.
Warrant to Charles, Earl of Dorset and Middlesex, Chamberlain of the Household, to swear and admit Richard Morton, esq., servant in ordinary, to the place of Clerk of the Cheque of the Guard of Yeomen of the Guard, in the room of Samuel Clerk, esq. [Ibid., p. 254.]
Feb. 11.
Whitehall.
Warrant to the Lords-Justices of Ireland to grant Godert, Baron de Ginckle the dignities of Baron of Aughrim, in Galway, and Earl of Athlone, in Roscommon. [S.P. Dom. Signet Office 12, p. 424.]
Feb. 11.
Whitehall.
Warrant to the same to cause Letters Patent to be passed under the Great Seal of Ireland for settling upon the Eestablishment in Ireland a pension of 200l a year on Elizabeth Foulke, widow of Garret Foulke, esq., who died of the wounds he received at the fight at Aughrim. [Ibid. p. 428]
Feb. 11.
Culenburg.
The Prince of Waldeck to the King. Further details as to the army in the Low Countries. Says that the Elector of Saxony throws many difficulties in the way, when they wish to accomplish anything. The Electors of Brandenburg and Bavaria desire to be at the head of the army in person. [S.P. Dom. King William's Chest 12, No. 33.]
Feb. 11.
Culenburg.
The same to Count de Solms. Refers to the hospital at Maestricht, and does not altogether approve of the Count's conduct in this matter; the position of the English in that country is a delicate subject. [Ibid., No. 34.]
Feb. 12.
Kensington.
Commissions for John Culliford, esq., to be captain of the company of which Capt. Thomas was captain in the regiment of foot commanded by Col. William Selwyn; for Phineas Bowles, esq., to be captain-lieutenant of a company in the same regiment; for —Gardner, gent., to be lieutenant to Capt. Philips in the same regiment [H.O. Military Entry Book 3, p. 112]; and for Lancaster Symes, gent., to be 2nd lieutenant of the company of foot of which Major Richard Ingoldesby is captain in the province of New York. [Ibid., p. 114.]
Feb. 12.
Whitehall.
Proceedings upon the petition of Edmund Winder, Thomas Winder, Henry Chapman, and John Chapman. Shows that Roger Swinglehurst commenced an action of trespass upon the case in the Court of Common Pleas against them, and obtained judgment thereupon; which said judgment was confirmed in the Court of King's Bench. In this there is manifest error. They pray for a Writ of Error returnable in Parliament. Granted. [S.P. Dom. Petition Entry Book 1, p. 236.]
Feb. 12.
Whitehall.
Proceedings upon the petition of John Trench. Shows that he has been plundered of all he had by the papists in Ireland for adhering to his Majesty's interest; that from April 1689, the time of his coming from Dublin, he had been employed in his Majesty's service to the frequent hazard of his life, and that, in the last campaign the General, the Lords-Justices, and the Lord President can testify what he did for his Majesty's service.
States that he was, by his Majesty, before Christmas last, recommended to the Deanery of Raphoe, which is so much wasted by the late troubles that for three or four years to come it will yield very little of anything to him; and he, having lost all that he had, by the enemy, is not able to raise so much money as the first fruits due to the King will come to, being about 30l. Prays to have the first fruits of the said deanery remitted to him. Referred to the Treasury. [Ibid., p. 237.]
Feb. 12.
Whitehall.
Proceedings upon the petition of Philip Watkins. Shows that he was very serviceable to their Majesties' forces in Sligo, and laid out for them almost all he had, being about 154l.; and that ever since he has been in a sad condition, and not able to subsist himself nor his family. Prays for the payment of the 154l. 10s. (sic). Referred to the Treasury. [Ibid.]
Feb. 12.
Whitehall.
Proceedings upon the petition of Sir John Kirwan, knt., showing that he was an inhabitant and merchant of Galway, and being inclined to peace and quietness, and showing his resentment to the proceedings in that town in the late war, his goods, to the value of 3,000l., and upwards, were seized and carried to France. Not being able to obtain leave to go elsewhere he was necessitated, to avoid the violence used to him in Galway, to go into France with his family, and the remaining part of his goods. On the surrender of Galway, he, being comprehended in the Articles, had license, under the seal of the General, to return to Ireland with his ships, merchandizes, and goods, without any seizure or confiscation whatsoever. Having three small ships laden with salt, brandy, and wine at Nantes, bound for Galway, pursuant to the said license, he did in his way thither, arrive in England, and found that the said goods were prohibited there to his utter ruin, if not relieved by his Majesty.
Forasmuch as he intended to remove all his effects out of France into and under his Majesty's Government, depending on the said license, and knew nothing of the said prohibition till he landed in England, he prays for a pass to carry the said ships and goods into Ireland, if that can be granted, or otherwise to Hamburg, in order to make sale thereof, and then to return into his Majesty's kingdoms of England or Ireland. Referred to the Lords Committee for Trade and Foreign Plantations. [S.P. Dom. Petition Entry Book 1, p. 239.]
Feb. 12.
Whitehall.
Warrant to the Attorney-General, to prepare a bill, containing a grant to Thomas Hutton, of the sole use of his inventions of a new way of making paper by an engine to be driven either by wind-sails, or water-wheels, and to work eighty stampers at once, and of an engine, appertaining to it, for raising great quantities of water, useful for draining mines, etc. [S.P. Dom. Warrant Book 38, p. 234.]
Feb. 12.
Whitehall.
Pass for John Auchmouty, gent., his wife, a child and a maidservant, William Deanes, gent., John Livingston, gent., Alexander Gawne, gent., Robert Johnston, gent., Patrick Cunningham, gent., and James Innis, gent., with their goods and necessaries, to embark in any port of this kingdom, and pass over into France. In the margin "Scotch Officer's pass." [S.P. Dom. Warrant Book, 36, p. 161.]
Feb. 12.
Kensington.
Leave granted to Samuel Gauden, esq., bigh sheriff of Hampshire, to reside out of the said county. [H.O. King's Letter Book 1, p. 44d.]
Feb. 12.
Kensington.
Similar leave for Sir Robert Bernard, bart., high sheriff of Cambridgeshire and Huntingdonshire. [Ibid.]
Feb. 12.
Whitehall.
Certificate showing, that John Methuen, esq., his Majesty's Envoy-Extraordinary to the King of Portugal, kissed his Majesty's hand, and left the kingdom on Sunday, December 20, last past. [H.O. Warrant Book 6, p. 252.]
Feb. 12.
Culeuburg.
The Prince of Waldeck to the King. Sends enclosures, so that the King will be able to tell him what answers to send to Baron de Heckeren and General Schoening. [S.P. Dom. King William's Chest 12, No. 35.]
Feb. 12.
Brussels.
The Prince of Vaudemont to the Prince of Waldeck. The enemy appear to menance this place. Hopes that the States will make arrangements to send means of defence and provisions, as it is very important to maintain this place. [Ibid., No. 36.]
Feb. 13.
Whitehall.
Proceedings upon the petition of the Mayor and Commonalty of the borough of Plymouth, shows that the said borough is an ancient one, and that the Mayor and Commonalty of the same have enjoyed divers liberties, pre-eminences, franchises, and hereditaments as well by perscription and custom as by virtue of divers acts of Parliament and charters. They were prevailed upon, by a deed under their Common Seal, dated the 17th of April in 36 Charles II. to surrender to his said late Majesty all their charters, liberties, &c., as by the said deed, enrolled in chancery, may appear.
Now forasmuch as the said surrender was unduly obtained, and they thereby necessitated to accept of a new charter from his said late Majesty, which in effect, made them a corporation during pleasure only, they pray his Majesty to grant, confirm, and restore to them all and singular the powers, prescriptions, franchises, privileges, lands, and tenements, &c., which they or their predecessors enjoyed at any time before the making of the said surrender, and that John Martyn, esq., may be the first and present mayor, and that such persons, who at the time of the said surrender, enjoyed the offices of Recorder Masters, or Chief Burgesses, Justices of the Peace, Town Clerk Assistants, and Burgesses of the Common Council, Coroner, or any other offices within the said corporation may be restored. Referred to the Attorney or Solicitor-General. [S.P. Dom. Petition Entry Book 1, p. 238.]
Feb. 13.
Whitehall.
Proceedings upon the petition of Edward Hurd, sets forth that, by his great industry and expense, he has attained and brought to perfection the art of "lacquering after the manner of Japan" to such a degree of "curiousity and durableness," as to equal any brought from India, and more particularly for lacquering upon iron, and all sorts of metals, exceedingly useful for armour, guns, &c. Prays for letters patent for the sole use, exercise and benefit of the said invention for 14 years. Referred to the Attorney or SolicitorGeneral. [Ibid. 2, p. 301.]
Feb. 13.
Whitehall.
The Earl of Nottingham to the Attorney-General. I send you enclosed a copy of the Commission granted to the late Earl of Essex to be lord lieutenant of Ireland, that you may consider it and prepare such a draft as you shall judge necessary. [H.O. Letter Book (Secretary's) 2, p. 382.]
Feb. 13.
Whitehall.
Viscount Sydney to the Postmaster-General. The King having allowed that each Danish officer, who is appointed to go over to Denmark for recruits, shall have a free passage to Holland or Flanders, on board the packet-boats. I enclose, by his command, a list of such of them as are forthwith appointed to go over for that purpose, so that you may give necessary orders to the masters of the packet-boats to receive them on board, and give them a free passage to Holland or Flanders as the circumstances of the voyage shall require. [H.O. Letter Book (Secretary's) 3, p. 101.] Enclosing:—
A list of Danish officers. Col. Otto De Viettinghoff; Major Bacon D'Uffen; Major Conrad Fleche; Captains Schiller, Biege, Bieliz, Lattorf, and Vientin; Capt.-Lieut. Legaard; Quarter-master Hammer; Lieutenants Arnold, Meerheim, Dichman, Grabo, Blome, Hagedorn, and Klepping; and Ensign Bauman; Non-Commissioned Officers, 25; Officers' servants, 15; in all 58 persons. [Ibid.]
Feb. 13.
Whitehall.
Passes for Yan Soomer and 12 Dutch seamen to go to Harwich and embark for Holland. [S.P. Dom. Warrant Book 36, p., 160]; and for Suzannah Barry, Ann Lawrence, her servant-maid, Honor Colman, and her servant-maid, with their goods and necessaries, to return out of France and land in any port of England. [Ibid., p. 162.]
Feb. 13.
Whitehall.
The Earl of Nottingham to the Lords-Justices. The Emperor having desired 500 Irish, besides the 1,400 already ordered, his Majesty is pleased to condescend thereunto if so many of the Irish are willing to enter into that service. If they are formed into five companies, each consisting of 100 men, he would have Capt. Fitzgerald, and Capt. Sheldon to be two of the captains. [S.P. Ireland King's Letter Book 1, p. 295.]
Feb. 15.
Whitehall.
Proceedings upon the petition of Sir Francis Compton. Shows that whereas Sir Thomas Williams, knt., and Joseph Hills, goldsmith, detained a certain parcel of waste ground in Sussex from the King under a fee-farm rent of 100l. 1s. per annum by grant or letters patent from King Charles II., and under the Duchy Seal of Lancaster, dated the 22 day of November, 1676, which said grant is defective and void in law. Prays for a grant of the premises for the term of 99 years, and that his Majesty would invalidate the said grant, the petitioner paying the same rent during the term, and being at all charges in "nulling" the said grant in being. Referred to the Attorney or Solicitor-General. [S.P. Dom. Petition Entry Book 2, p. 300.]
Feb. 15.
Whitehall.
Proceedings upon the petition of Col. Jacob Richards. Sets forth that he had disbursed, in their Majesties' service in Ireland, 606l. 11s. 6d. This petition was referred to the Board of Ordnance, and they made a report thereupon, allowing the same account of disbursements; but in regard it has respect to the service of Ireland, for which there is no fund appointed in that office, the Board sees no way for the petitioner's receiving such satisfaction and gratification as his Majesty shall please to give him, but by his Majesty's signifying his pleasure therein to the Lords of the Treasury. Referred accordingly to the Treasury. [Ibid., p. 301.]
Feb. 15.
Whitehall.
Proceedings upon the petition of Robert Colepepyr [Culpepper ?]. Shows that the decay of Rye Harbour in Sussex is likely to bring great damage to the western navigation and proposes a means to prevent the decay and restore it to a condition of being very useful to men-of-war, &c. Prays for some "over flowed salts" necessary to be fenced off from the sea for the better performance of his work. Referred to the Treasury. [S.P. Dom. Petition Entry Book 2, p. 302.]
Feb. 15.
Whitehall.
Warrant to the Keeper of Newgate, to allow Claudius Willett, the liberty of the Press Yard, and that his friends may have access to him at seasonable hours. [S.P. Dom. Warrant Book 38, p. 236.]
Feb. 15.
Kensington.
Warrant to the Attorney or Solicitor-General, to prepare a bill containing a grant to Thomas Addison, of a patent for his invention of melting or smelting down all sorts of iron ore, iron stone, slaggs, cinders, old broken cast or hammered iron and other materials, by the use of sea, or pit coal, and of refining and making the same into good and merchantable bar-iron, guns, bullets, and other utensils. [H.O. Warrant Book 6 p. 257.]
Feb. 15.
Kensington.
Warrant to Sir Robert Cotton, and Thomas Frankland, esq., Postmaster-General. Their Majesties having issued orders for recruiting several regiments of foot, serving in the Low Countries, they direct you to give necessary directions to the masters of the packet boats, to give free passages to any recruits brought to them, in your boats to Holland or Flanders, taking a certificate, under the hand of such commission-officer who has charge of them, of their names, and the regiment to which they belong. [H.O. King's Letter Book 2, p. 44.]
Feb. 15.
Culenburg.
The Prince of Waldeck to Count de Solms. Replies to his letter. Regrets the nonchalance and malice of the Spaniards, who appear to be content with defeats. Discusses other matters concerning the campaign. Copy. [S.P. Dom. King William's Chest 12, No. 37.]
Feb. 15.
Culenburg.
The same to the Prince of Vaudemont. Remarks on the contents of the two letters he has received from the Prince of Vaudemont, regrets that his health does not permit him to join him. Count de Solms is full of good intentions, but complains of the quarters allotted to the troops. Copy. [Ibid., No. 38.]
Feb. 15.
Whitehall.
Viscount Sydney to the Lords of the Admiralty. These four persons, viz.:—Thomas Lemmon, Edmund Admans, William Thomas, and John Mercer, are employed in my service at Sittingbourne, in Kent, and I desire you will give them your protection that they may not be impressed. [H.O. Admiralty 3, p. 71.]
Feb. 16.
Kensington.
Commissions for Richard Billing, esq., to be lieutenant-colonel, of Col. William Selwyn's regiment of foot; for George Westcombe, esq., to be Major of the same regiment; and for Thomas Gosling, gent., to be ensign to Capt. Percy Kirke's company in the same regiment. [H.O. Military Entry Book 3, p. 113.]
Feb. 16.
Whitehall.
Viscount Sydney to the Solicitor-General. About a week since, I signed a reference to you upon the petition of Anthony Forrester, smith, for a new invention of heating liquors, and being satisfied that the same is a new invention, as the petitioner sets forth, I hope for once you will take my word for it, and let him have a favourable report from you. [H.O. Letter Book (Secretary's) 3, p. 102.]
Feb. 16.
Whitehall.
Pass for Nathaniel Linnicar to go to Ireland. [S.P. Dom. Warrant Book 38, p. 237.]
Feb. 16.
Whitehall.
Warrant to John Gellibrand, messenger of the press, and Charles Maris, to apprehend — Walbanke for treasonable practices. [Ibid.]
Feb. 16.
Whitehall.
Pass for Yob Van Schagen and Yan Yanse Van Dingen to go to Harwich and embark for Holland. [S.P. Dom. Warrant Book 36, p. 161.]
Feb. 16.
Whitehall.
Viscount Sydney to the Lords-Justices. The King intending to make some alteration in the list of persons, mentioned in his letters to you of the 20th ult. for the Royal Fishery of Ireland, has commanded me to signify his pleasure that, in case the letters patent thereby directed to be passed, are not already under the Great Seal, you forthwith give order for stopping them. [S.P. Ireland King's Letter Book 1, p. 158.]
Feb. 16.
Whitehall.
The Earl of Nottingham to the Lords-Justices. I have sent you the names of the captain's appointed to command two of the five additional companies desired by the Emperor, the other three are John Carnay [Kearney ?] Owen Fernes, and Jeremy Hullaham. [Ibid., p. 296.]
Feb. 16. Extract from some document relating to the French Protestants in Switzerland with Order thereon. Lord Nottingham is asked to move the King to give orders to Mr. Cox or Mons. Herveart, at Berne, to use their offices with the heads of the Protestant Cantons so that they allow the French to stay in their country, until they are to be sent to Ireland. It is also noted that it will be necessary to provide means for the conduct of these Protestants to England, and from thence to Ireland. In the margin it is stated that orders were sent to Mr. Cox accordingly. [S.P. Dom. William & Mary 4, No. 8.]
Feb. 16.
The Bastile.
Viscount Mountjoy to the Earl of Nottingham. Though I have not the honour to be known to you, I take the liberty to send you the only letter I have seen for a very great while, and to beg your favour and protection in a matter which touches me so near. You know where it was judged more to save a citizen than to destroy an enemy, and the long and close imprisonment I have suffered for it, makes me, I hope, deserve some of my country's care, though my actions did not, and I may own to you they have been such as will not perhaps make the hardest sentence against me unjust in the place where I am; but had I no other concern in this matter than his Majesty's service, I should fall at his feet to beg Lord Preston might not be treated with the utmost vigour, and former obligations I have received from that lord, makes it a duty upon me. My circumstances will, I hope, procure your pardon for the freedom and faults of this paper. Seal of Arms. [S.P. Dom. William & Mary 4, No. 9.] Enclosing:—
Feb. 15, 1691–2. S. Bulkeley to [Lord Mountjoy]. I cannot forbear giving you this notice secretly (being your relation and well wisher) that the King is so incensed at the judgments which have been lately given against Lord Preston and Mr. Assheton, that he is resolved to desire the King of France to command you may receive the same treatment this said Lord Preston and Mr. Assheton meet with. Wherefore for God's sake, without losing a moment's time, write to your friends in England or to Lord Nottingham, now Secretary of State, a favount (sic) to the Prince of Orange, to let them or him, know the present danger that threatens you; and if you will send me a letter by the secret way I send this, I will find means to send it for you to England by to-morrow's post. This letter is apparently a copy in the Lord Mountjoy's handwriting. [Ibid., No. 9i.]
Feb. 16.
Whitehall.
Thomas Addison and Christopher Kirkby to [Mr. Warre]. We have just received the following and desire it to be laid before Lord Nottingham. Extract from Mr. George Dickinson's letter from Plymouth, dated 6th February 1692: We have no French prisoners here at present, but I hear the St. Alban's on her way to Calais took a French caper. Mr. Wynn tells me all the privateers are called in, and that they are fitting out 12 men-of-war at Brest, upon what design is not known being kept very private, some are of opinion it is either to waylay our fleet from Calais, or to disturb us in landing the soldiers in Flanders." [H.O. Admiralty 4, p. 215.]
Feb. 17.
Whitehall.
Passes for Mrs. Frances Roberts to go to France on board the next transport ship. [S.P. Dom. Warrant Book 38, p. 237.]; and for the same with her servant, James Smith, ditto [Ibid. p., 239.]
Feb. 17.
Whitehall.
Pass for Mr. Abraham Pierrat and Mr. Peter Gontard to go to Harwich and to embark for Holland. [S.P. Dom. Warrant Book 36, p. 162.]
Feb. 17.
Admiralty Office.
Order upon the complaint of Lieutenant Serles, showing the abuses he met with in pressing men, and particularly that he found Andrew Niblett, who belonged to the Kent and Edward Wilson, belonging to the Harwich, who had run away from the said ships, at Thomas Glin's house in Blackman Street, Axe Alley, Southwark, and going before Justice Evans, he confined him and set the two men at liberty. Minuted: To speak to the King about putting Justice Evans out of the commission of the Peace. [H.O. Admiralty 4, p. 227.]
Feb. 17.
Whitehall.
Viscount Sydney to the Lords of the Admiralty. The King having thought fit that the Mary yacht, which was appointed to carry the Duke of Wurtemburg to Holland, should not stir off this coast; you are therefore to appoint some other yacht to carry that Duke into Holland. [H.O. Admiralty 3, p. 71.]
Feb. 17.
Whitehall.
The same to the same. The Baron of Simeon (sic) Envoy from the Elector of Bavaria, being upon his return into Flanders, you are to give orders for a yacht to transport him, and his retinue, to Ostend. [H.O. Admiralty 3, p. 71.]
Feb. 18.
Whitehall.
Commissions for Richard Morley, esq., to be lieutenant and youngest captain of the troop of grenadiers belonging to the 3rd troop of horse guards, commanded by Richard, Viscount Colchester [H.O. Military Entry Book 2, p. 233]; for Matthew Whitfield, esq, to be brigadier and eldest lieutenant of the same troop; and for — Griffith, esq., to be lieutenant of the troop of which Captain William Wentworth is captain in John, Lord Berkeley's regiment of horse [Ibid.]; and for Sherrington Davenport, esq., to be captain of the troop of which Captain Charles Villiers was captain in the regiment of horse commanded by Col. Hugh Wyndham. [Ibid. 3, p. 115.]
Feb. 18.
Whitehall.
Warrant to Sir Henry Goodrick to cause 14 long pikes to be issued to the battalions in Flanders. [Ibid. 2, p. 234]
Feb. 18.
Whitehall.
Proceedings upon the petition of Matthew Remington, gent. Shows that one Edmund Robinson, clerk, was some time since, executed for high treason, who it is presumed died possessed of some small personal estate, not yet discovered to his Majesty. Prays his Majesty will be pleased, by Privy Seal, with non obstantes, and other usual clauses, to grant unto him, the goods and debts, &c., due to the said Edmund Robinson, at the time of his death. Referred to the Treasury. [S.P. Dom. Petition Entry Book 2, p. 304.]
Feb. 18.
Whitehall.
The Earl of Nottingham to the Commissioners for the Exchange of Prisoners. The King would have you discharge Lord Caher, and exchange Col. Owen MacCarty, Major Donaught (sic) MacCarty and Capt. Cornelius Murphey, in the usual method, by the first convenience. [H.O. Letter Book (Secretary's) 2, p. 382.]
Feb. 18.
Whitehall.
The same to Mr. Blathwayt. I send you the enclosed petition, by the King's command, who would have you dispatch strict and positive orders to Col. Foulke in Ireland that he appoints some person, forthwith to make up an account here of what is due from him to the petitioners according to what is proposed by Mr. Fox at the end of his report, annexed to the said petition. Memorandum that another letter was sent to Mr. Fox the Thursday following for the same purpose. [Ibid., p. 383.]
Feb. 18.
Whitehall.
Passes for Anne Cadane, and Margaret Leasenby, to embark on the first ship going to France with prisoners to be exchanged; for Cornelius Soverainson, a Dane to embark at Newcastle for Denmark [S.P. Dom. Warrant Book 38, p. 237]; for Mrs. Ann Leyburn, and Mrs. Catherine Leyburn, to embark at Harwich for Holland or Flanders; and for Eli Geraud, quartermaster of Col. Seechested's regiment of Danish horse, to go to Holland. [Ibid. p. 239.]
Feb. 18.
Whitehall.
Warrant for naturalizing the ship Diligence John Long, master, in order that she may bring masts or bowsprits, &c., for the immediate service of the Navy, from New England, John Taylor, merchant, having received order to import these. [H.O. Warrant Book 6, p. 254.]
Feb. 18. Like Warrant for naturalizing the ship Fir-tree, John Garfoot, master. [H.O. Warrant Book 6, p. 255.]
Feb. 18.
Whitehall.
Warrant to the Attorney-General, to cause to be entered a nole prosequi in case of Edmund Elliot, who with Viscount Preston and Richard Assheton, gent., was indicted of high treason at the sessions held at Newgate, in January 1690. [Ibid., p. 256.]
Feb. 18.
Whitehall.
Warrant to Viscount Sydney and the Lords-Justices of Ireland for the reversal of the outlawry for high treason of Almaric, Baron Kinsale, he having represented that after his imprisonment for endeavouring to retire out of the enemy's quarters in order to submit himself to King William at the siege of Limerick in 1690, he took the first opportunity to escape, and in July 1691 took the oath of fidelity before Col. Tounsend, a justice of the peace in the county of Cork. [S.P. Dom. Signet Office 12, p. 429.]
Feb. 19.
Whitehall.
Proceedings upon the petition of John Weale, praying to be admitted master of the science of single rapier, and to be employed in teaching therein, such young gentlemen of his Majesty's family and dependance as his Majesty shall direct, with such salary and privileges as he shall think fit. Referred to the Duke of Leinster. [S.P. Dom. Petition Entry Book 2, p. 303.]
Feb. 19.
Whitehall.
The Earl of Nottingham to Sir John Morgan. The King commands me to acquaint you that you are to discharge Col. Bourke, a prisoner of war, sent out of Ireland and now remaining in your custody. [H.O. Letter Book (Secretary's) 2, p. 383.
Feb. 19.
Whitehall.
Allowance of the bill of Sir Paul Ricaut, knt., their Majesties' resident at the Hans Towns, Hamburg, Lubeck and Bremen since the 1st of July 1691, until January last. [S.P. Dom. Warrant Book 38, p. 238.]
Feb. 19.
Whitehall.
Passes for Sir George Barclay, and his two servants, John Maintoch and Robert Casar, to embark on the first transport ship which goes to France from England, and to land there; and for Mr. Paumgartner [Baumgartner ?] to go to Holland, recommended by Mons. Hoffman, the Emperor's Secretary [Ibid., p. 239.]
Feb. 19.
Whitehall.
Passes for Anthony Servaes to go to Harwich and embark for Holland, and for Huÿbert Duÿm, ditto. [S.P. Dom. Warrant Book 36, p. 162.]
Feb. 20.
Kensington.
Commissions for Christopher Nattel, gent, to be lieutenant to Capt. Robert Sappon's company in Col. Richard Brewer's regiment of foot [H.O. Military Entry Book 3, p. 113]; for James Otway, gent., to be ensign to Sir Edward Byron's company in the same regiment; and for—La Jour, gent., to be ensign to Capt. John Blake's company in the same regiment. [Ibid., p. 114.]
Feb. 20.
Whitehall.
Proceedings upon the petition of Ludovick Jackson, gent., for leave to execute the office of Escheator of Waterford, by deputy. Referred to the Attorney or Solicitor-General. Vide ante, under date Jan. 2. [S.P. Dom. Petition Entry Book 2, p. 305.]
Feb. 20.
Whitehall.
The Earl of Nottingham to the Postmaster-General. I send you enclosed a complaint of the Portuguese Envoy concerning a Portuguese ship, and desire you will send me an account of what you know of this matter, or inform yourselves, if you can, of the circumstances of it. The captain's name perhaps is mispelled for I believe Capt. E. Kins was the person who then commanded the Spanish expedition. [H.O. Letter Book (Secretary's) 2, p. 384.]
Feb. 20.
Kensington.
The same to the Privy Council of Scotland ordering them to grant a reprieve to William Martine for the murder of James Patoun. [S.P. Scotland Warrant Book 15, p. 76.]
Feb. 20.
Kensington.
The same to the Lords of the Treasury of Scotland. We have seen a memorial, given in by Captain John Selzer (whereof we send you the double) proposing several alterations to render our artillery more useful, and likewise for setting up of a manufacture of arms in that our ancient kingdom, whereby our magazines may be as well provided, and at as much lower rates than they are now brought thither from abroad; and that the old broken arms and brass, which either lies useless in our magazines or has been lent out upon receipt, being given to him, he offers to supply our stores. We consider these as reasonable proposals, and therefore require you to call for the said captain Slezer and consider what he proposes. [Ibid., p. 77.]
Feb. 20.
Kensington.
The same to the same, terminating the payment of a pension of 500l. to the Earl of Tweeddale as one of the Lords of the Treasury, from and after Martinmas last, and ordering payment of arrears due to him before that time, he having been appointed Lord High Chancellor of Scotland. [Ibid., p. 78.]
Feb. 20. The same to the same, requiring them to examine Col. Buchan's accounts, and to pay him what sums he has expended. [Ibid.]
Feb. 20. The same to the same. Recites that representation has been made by George Hamilton of Barnetown, tacksman of the customs and foreign excise from November 1686 to November 1688, stating that you had granted him an abatement in consideration of the stoppage of trade by the embargo upon ships for that last year, and craving our warrant for allowing the same, and for what further abatement we think fit, and also craving our warrant for allowance of the price of the wines and fruits furnished to the Officers of State and Lords of the Treasury according to custom; and also craving that he may have allowance of 700l. money which he seized, when transported out of the kingdom contrary to law, and asserting that he, as commissary of the army, has advanced and disbursed considerable sums of money. In consideration of all which he prays that his accounts may be audited, and the balance paid to him. The King approves of the abatement given to the said George Hamilton in consideration of the stoppage of trade in the last year of his tack. [Ibid., p. 79.]
Feb. 20.
Kensington.
The same to the same, in favour of Charles Murray and James Oswald, tacksmen of the Excise of East Midlothian, the town of Edinburgh, and of the late imposition in favour of that town, [Ibid.]
Feb. 20.
Kensington.
The same to the same ordering payment of the arrears of Alexander, late Archbishop of Glasgow's pension, out of the rents of that archbishopric. [S.P. Scotland Warrant Book 15, p. 80.]
Feb. 20.
Kensington.
The same to the same, requiring them to audit the accounts of Captn. Andrew Rollo and pay him what is justly due out of excess of the supply and excise. [Ibid., p. 81.]
Feb. 20.
Kensington.
Warrant for a ratification and new gift to Lieut.-Col. John Erskine of the charge and office of Lieutenant-Governor and constable of Stirling Castle and captain of the company in garrison there during the minority of the Earl of Mar. [Ibid.]
Feb. 20.
Kensington.
Warrant for a gift to James Hamilton, writer to the signet, of the office of general and sole collector of the Bishops' rents in Scotland. [Ibid., p. 83.]
Feb. 20.
Kensington.
Docquet of the warrant for a gift to John Dewchar of the office of one of the four ordinary macers before the Lords of Council and Session. [Ibid., p. 84.]
Feb. 20.
Whitehall.
Pass for Nicholas Hendrickson to go to Harwich for Holland. [S.P. Dom. Warrant Book 36, p. 162.]
Feb. 20. John Ellis to the Earl of Nottingham. I went from waiting on you this morning to Mr. Straetman's (?) house, who was not at home, and I was told had gone into the city with Mons. Hoffman. Enclosed is the computation you ordered to be made by the Commissioners of Transportation of the charge of carrying 2,000 Irish from Kinsale to Hamburg. [S.P. Dom. William and Mary 4, No. 10.] Enclosing the computation referred to. [Ibid., No. 10i.]
Feb. 20. The Earl of Ranelagh to the King. King Charles II., being satisfied by a report of the Lord Treasurer Clifford, that he was justly indebted to the estate of Francis, Lord Willoughby of Parham, in the sum of 8,397l. 2s. 4½d., was pleased, by a Privy Seal, dated the 12th of July 1673, to direct the payment of that sum to me, and the late Lord Brereton (we having married the two daughters and coheirs of the said Lord Willoughby) out of the revenue of Barbadoes, and the Leeward Islands, with a positive direction therein, that not only tallies of provision, or tallies of assignment but also tallies of anticipation, if desired, should be levied for the said sum.
In pursuance of the said Privy Seal, we struck tallies for 5,638l. 11s. 2d. which we sold at low rates to the then farmers of the said revenue. No tallies being struck, for the remainder of the said Privy Seal, being 2,758l. 11s. 2d., during the reign of the said King, his late Majesty.
James II., by his Privy Seal, dated the 5th of January, in the second year of his reign, directed the payment of the said sum to me, or my assigns, out of his revenue of Barbadoes, and the Leeward Islands, growing due, for the year 1686, next after the said revenue should have produced, so much as would be sufficient, to satisfy the established charge of the government of the said islands, for the said year.
Notwithstanding the said direction, I have not yet received one farthing of the said 2,758l. 11s. 2d., though the said revenue produced sufficient, that year, to answer the established charge of the government of those islands, and to satisfy that sum which had been so long justly due to me. I cannot hope now to receive it out of that revenue as you have assigned the whole for the payment of the forces in those parts. When I do receive it, I must pay it out to the creditors of my father-in-law, in part of 4,000l. due to them, for which they have obtained a decree against me in the Court of Exchequer here, as I am an administrator to him, for which, if not protected by my privilege of Parliament, I should soon be arrested, and am forced in the meantime to pay them interest for it.
Charles II., under his great seal of Ireland, granted on the 30th of May 1677, to Viscount Lisburne, and Lemuel Kingdon, esq., both since deceased, a yearly pension of 300l., payable out of his revenue of that kingdom, during their lives, which said grant was in trust for me. His said Majesty was also pleased, by his letters, under his Sign Manual, dated the 21st of August 1684, to declare and order that the said yearly pension should be duly paid, the punctual payment thereof, being one of the conditions upon which I surrendered my letters patent, of vice treasurer of that kingdom. Accordingly the said pension was constantly paid up to the 25th of March 1688 inclusive, having been always inserted in the several establishments there. But from that time, to the 29th of September 1691 inclusive (Lord Lisburne was killed before the said 29th of September) there is an arrear due to me of 1,050l.
I therefore beg you to grant me your order, directing the payment of the said 2,758l. 11s. 2d., and 1,050l. out of such arrears as are due to you from the private estate of the late King in Ireland, and I hope my request will appear reasonable when you consider, that the first sum is the remainder of a just debt long due, and that I must be ruined, by the aforesaid decree, given in favour of my father-in-law's creditor's when my privilege ceases; and that the second sum is secured by letters patent, and is all I can ask by virtue of them, having had the misfortune to loose my right to the said pension, for the time to come, by the death of the trustees, though the King, your uncle, intended it for me during my life. [S.P. Dom. King William's Chest 12, No. 39.]
Feb. 21.
Brussels.
Proposition for strengthening the town of Brussels, as it is necessary for the safety of the Low Countries that this town should be preserved. [Ibid., No. 40.]
Feb. 22.
Kensington.
Commission for—Cole, esq., to be captain of the company lately commanded by Adam, Viscount Lisburne in the regiment of foot commanded by Col. Richard Coote. [H.O. Military Entry Book 3, p. 120.]
Feb. 22.
Whitehall.
Proceedings upon the petition of 730 poor prisoners [in the Marshalsea ?] praying relief against the oppression of the Marshal. Referred to the Lord Chief Justice Holt. [S.P. Dom. Petition Entry Book 2, p. 305.]
Feb. 22.
Kensington.
Licence for Capt. Grenville Collins to publish his survey of the sea coast, under the name and title of "Great Britain's Coasting Pilot." [S.P. Dom. Warrant Book 38, p. 240.]
Feb. 22.
Kensington.
Warrant to the Attorney or Solicitor-General to prepare a bill containing a grant to John Williams of Exeter, of the benefit of his invention of a new engine, "the model whereof is hereunto annexed," for carrying four men, 15 fathoms and more under water in the sea, whereby they may work 12 hours together, without danger. [H.O. Warrant Book 6, p. 259.]
Feb. 22.
Malines.
Suggested disposition of the troops in case the enemy attempt anything against Brussels. [S.P. Dom. King William's Chest 12, No. 41.]
Feb. 23.
Whitehall.
Proceedings upon the petition of John Lord Massereene. Shows that the papists in Ireland have deprived him of a good estate, both personal and real, and that the garrison of Londonderry took and made use of 60 tons of salmon belonging him. Prays some satisfaction for the same, and some provision to enable him to serve his Majesty. Referred to the Attorney or Solicitor-General of Ireland. [S.P. Dom. Petition Entry Book 2, p. 304.]
Feb. 23.
Whitehall.
Passes for Lawrence Vanden Brock, Adam Hanse, and Bonaventure Marlee to go to Harwich and embark for Holland; and for Fennecke Bosch, Cornelia Van Ulsden, and Catherine Bové, with two small children, ditto. [S.P. Dom. Warrant Book 36, p. 163.]
Feb. 23. The petition of William Fuller, gent. Shows that he has long groaned under the misfortunes occasioned by the immaturity of his judgment. He was imposed on by the perfidies of Col. Thomas Delaval and Mr. George Hays, for whose appearance he engaged to the House of Commons, for the nation's service—though the event proved the contrary—and for their failure the petitioner incurred the displeasure of the House.
He presumes that most of the now members of the House of Commons were present when his informations were read in 1691, and Lord Preston's and Mr. Matthew Crone's confessions were laid before them.
He begs the consideration of the High Court of Parliament now assembled, upon his case, by which he was ensnared by the artifices of the late King, and his employed adherents for that purpose, with a design to prevent his discoveries of the true mother of the pretended Prince of Wales, and to invalidate his informations concerning their horrid designs against his present Majesty.
Mr. Thomas Jones is now in England, who was privy to that intrigue of Delaval and Hays, and was ordered to attend the House of Commons with them, February 23rd, 1691–2, but that same day made his escape to France with them, by the help of a pass. The petitioner is ready to produce the said Jones and the pass, and also undeniable witnesses to prove that he, the said Mr. Jones, paid 500 guineas at the Secretary's Office for the said pass, and several other sums of money amounting to 6,000l. by order of the late King James and his Queen, in order to baffle the petitioner.
He begs leave to lay before both Houses, or either House of Parliament, the affidavits of 45 persons of honour and worth, already made before several Justices of the Peace, and given voluntarily by the deponents to him, which all proves the management of the supposititious birth of the pretended Prince of Wales.
He is also ready to give the names and abodes of each deponent; and says he was the first who discovered to the King, Col. Parker's and the Chevalier Granville's design of assassinating his Majesty in Flanders, where the latter suffered for the same and confessed his horrid intentions.
He has long been reduced to great extremity, and some great men have gained honour to themselves by his discoveries, and suffered him to be starving, even for want of what money he had disbursed in the nation's service, as the Duke (sic) of Shrewsbury has sufficiently certified by his own hand.
That for several years he has been the object of the most inveterate hatred of the late King and his adherents here and in France, and has been falsely abused by several scandalous libels written by William Pettis for Abel, Roper, and Chantry, booksellers, published by John Nutt and advertised by Benjamin Beardwell in his Post Boy (of which William Pettis has publicly owned himself to be the author), which libels tend to deceive the good people of the land, by pretending to justify the legitimacy of the pretended Prince of Wales, and that he (Pettis) is resolved and proud to vindicate that imposter, whom he terms King James the Third.
Prays that a consideration may be made of his case, and that a dreadful example may be made of the greatest imposter who ever lived; and that he (the Petitioner) may have leave to publish the depositions of Thomas Jones and Thomas Witherington, esqs., with the names of those mentioned therein who have taken bribes from France to ruin this nation. [S.P. Dom. William & Mary 4, No. 11.]
Feb. 24.
Whitehall.
Proceedings upon the petition of Sir Simon Leach, K.B., Charles Heddon, Anthony Jefferys, and others. Shows that one Thomas Thompson obtained a judgment against them in the Court of Common Pleas, since affirmed in the court of King's Bench, in which said judgment there is manifest error. They pray to have a Writ of Error returnable in Parliament. Granted. [S.P. Dom. Petition Entry Book 1. p. 240.]
Feb. 24.
Whitehall.
Viscount Sydney to the Postmaster-General. I enclose you a second list of Danish officers appointed to go to Denmark for recruits, that you may give the necessary directions to the masters of the packet boats to receive them on board, and give them a passage to Holland or Flanders [H.O. Letter Book Secretary 3, p. 102]. Enclosing:— A list of Danish officers—Lieut.-Col. Fromhold De Viettinghoff, Captains William Ellenberger, and Schaek; Lieutenants Reusch, Johanssen, Danckwarts, Wichman, Braun, Kramer, and Doscher, and Ensign Schroder, 25 non-commissioned officers and 15 officers servants, in all 51 persons. [Ibid.]
Feb. 24.
Whitehall.
Passes for Mr. Jean Godet, a French protestant, to embark at Harwich for Holland, recommended by Mons. Lombard, French minister; for John Ward, a Dutchman, ditto [S.P. Dom. Warrant Book 38, p. 241]; for Mr. Benjamin Conway, chaplain to Col. Fitzpatrick's regiment, ditto; for John Prendergast, ditto; and for Lieut. Casper Otto de Glasenapp, a Brandenburg officer, with Casimir Hasse, his servant, ditto. [Ibid., p. 243.]
Feb. 24.
Whitehall.
Warrant to the Keeper of Newgate, to receive into custody Giles Wilcox and Daniel Brett, charged with high treason. [Ibid.]
Feb. 24.
Whitehall.
Warrant to William Jones, messenger in ordinary, to apprehend and seize Thomas Dale, for high crimes and misdemeanors, and to bring him to be examined. [H.O. Warrant Book 6, p. 257.]
Feb. 24.
Kensington.
Warrant to the Attorney or Solicitor-General, to prepare a bill containing a grant, to Patrick Gordon, of the benefit of his invention of making blue, purple, and all sorts of paper and pasteboards, and to embellish and beautify the same by such ways as were never yet known in Ireland. [Ibid., p. 260.]
Feb. 24.
Whitehall.
Warrant to Thomas Beake, one of the messengers of their Majesties' Chamber in ordinary to make strict search for Billidge Clayton, gent., and having found him, to apprehend and seize him for high crimes and misdemeanors, and to bring him in safe custody to be examined. [Ibid., p. 266.]
Feb. 24.
Admiralty Office.
The Lords of the Admiralty to the Earl of Nottingham. Having directed the Navy Board to make enquiry, concerning the complaint made by Lord Massereene, in his letter to Sir Robert Southwell of the 2nd of December last, of which you gave us a copy, concerning felling some of his timber in Ireland for the service of the Navy. We enclose an account which the Navy Board have received from their purveyor in Ireland concerning that matter. [H.O. Admiralty 4, p. 231.] Enclosing:—The report referred to. [Ibid., p. 235.]
Feb. 24.
Falmouth.
Copy of a letter from Capt. Gillam, commander of the Chester. I have just arrived here with 25 sail of transport ships. I left Scilly yesterday morning. I fetched this place this morning with all the ships. The Centurion, Milford, and Portsmouth, sailed from Scilly on the 21st instant with part of the fleet, but before all the fleet could get out the wind changed to N. and blew so hard that none of the ships could purchase their anchors, so I stayed with them. All the soldiers would have been starved if we had stayed eight days longer in Scilly. I have written to Mr. Addis in Plymouth to send some provisions hither for my men, for I want victuals, and what to do for the soldiers in the transport ships I do not know. I will not lose a minute's time when fair weather comes. The day the Centurion sailed; one of the transport ships who went out after her, struck upon a rock, and sank, but all the men were saved. [Ibid., p. 239.]
Feb. 25.
Whitehall.
Commisions for Francis Nicholas, gent., to be lieutenant of the troop of which Captain Henry Foubert is captain, in Colonel Hugh Wyndham's regiment of horse [H.O. Military Entry Book 2, p. 237]; for Francis Strickland, gent., to be cornet of the troop, in the same regiment of horse, of which he is captain [Ibid.]; for Samuel Foxton, esq., to be lieutenant-colonel in the room of Lieut.-Col. Ventris Colombine, and likewise captain of the company, which he commanded in the regiment of foot, commanded by Ernest Ludowick, Prince of Hesse-Darmstadt [Ibid. 3, p. 114]; and for Lieut.-Col. Ventris Colombine to be captain of the company of which Lieut.-Col. Samuel Foxton was captain in the first regiment of foot guards, commanded by Charles, Duke of Schomberg. [Ibid., 3, p. 115.]
Feb. 25.
Whitehall.
Warrants to Sir Henry Goodrick, to cause 156 French (?) tents, furnished, to be issued to George, Prince of Hesse-Darmstadt, for the use of the regiment of foot under his command [H.O. Military Entry Book 2, p. 235]; and to cause the sum of 500l. to be paid to Colonel John Wyant Goor, or his assigns, in compensation for all the broken brass ordnance and bells found in the towns, reduced during the war in Ireland, which are a perquisite belonging to him, as colonel of the train of artillery. [Ibid., p. 236.]
Feb. 25.
Whitehall.
Proceedings upon the petition of Sir John Kirwan, knt., merchant of Galway, shows that his correspondent at Brest shipped, on the Mary, of Dublin, George Lister, master, certain woollen cards on the petitioner's account. These were seized on board the said ship in the harbour of Waterford, and are still detained there. Prays for restitution of the same. Referred to the Lords Committee for Trade and Foreign Plantations. [S.P. Dom. Petition Entry Book 1, p. 240.]
Feb. 25.
Whitehall.
Proceedings upon the petition of Richard Owen, esq., Thomas Martyn, Benjamin Rookby, and Thomas Powell, of London, merchants, shows that many endeavours have been used for several years last past for obtaining the art and way of making salt-petre within this kingdom, which have hitherto proved ineffectual as to any quantities being made proportionable to the use thereof; and that the petitioners have obtained the art of making salt-petre, and therefore pray to be incorporated. Referred to the Attorney or Solicitor-General. [Ibid., p. 241.]
Feb. 25.
Whitehall.
Proceedings upon the petition of Ralph Grey, setting forth his services, and praying the place of auditor of Wales. Referred to the Treasury. [Ibid. 2, p. 305.]
Feb. 25.
Whitehall.
The Earl of Nottingham to Charles Fox. The King having been moved upon the enclosed petition of some late captains in Col. Foulkes' regiment of foot, has commanded me to transmit the same to you, together with your report annexed to it, and would have you take care that strict and positive orders are sent to Col. Foulkes forthwith to appoint his agent, or some other person, to make up an account before you with each of the petitioners, according to what is proposed by you in the said report; so that the petitioners may be paid what appears to be justly due to them from Col. Foulkes, [H.O. Letter Book (Secretary's) 2, p. 384.]
Feb. 25.
Whitehall.
The Earl of Nottingham to Lord Massereene. I send you enclosed [enclosure not entered] a copy of what I received from the Admiralty in answer to your complaint about felling some of the timber in Ireland which I transmitted to them. [H.O. Letter Book (Secretary's) 2, p. 384.]
Feb. 25.
Whitehall.
The same to the Attorney-General. I send you here enclosed a copy of his Majesty's Order in Council for omitting from Col. Fletcher's commission to be Governor of New York the clause for putting East and West New Jersey and Pennsylvania under the care and government of the said Col. Fletcher. His Majesty would have you dispatch Col. Fletcher's bill, now depending before you, with all speed, omitting the clause above mentioned. [Ibid., p. 385.]
Feb. 25.
Whitehall.
Viscount Sydney to Viscount Fitzharding. Captain Chidley Coote (the gentleman who will deliver you this), having acquainted me that you have expressed a ready disposition to constitute him your deputy in the government of Kinsale, and I recommend him to you for that purpose. [Ibid. 3, p. 103.]
Feb. 25.
Kensington.
The King to the Lords of the Treasury of Scotland, directing payment to Henry, Lord Cardross, of 300l. sterling, out of the "excresence" of the supply and excise, in consideration of his expense in connection with his regiment of dragoons. [S.P. Scotland Warrant Book 15, p. 85.]
Feb. 25.
Kensington.
Warrant to George Hamilton, of Barntown, for payment to John. Lord Belhaven, of 300l. sterling, on account of the arrears of the retention money due to his troop. [Ibid.]
Feb. 25.
Kensington.
The King to the Lords of the Treasury of Scotland, ordering them to sign precepts upon Sir Patrick Murray, for payment to Sir William Lockhart, solicitor, "what terms are resting to him, either of salary or for dispatches of the Criminal Court, Council, and Exchequer, and to pay him timously hereafter what he lays out for dispatches." [Ibid., p. 86.]
Feb. 25.
Whitehall.
Passes for Margrietha Mercx, with her four children, Jannetje, Jacobse, and Dyna Hoché, to go to Harwich and embark for Holland, and for Archibald Cockburne, gent, with his goods and necessaries, to embark in any port of this kingdom and pass over into France. [S.P. Dom. Warrant Book 36, p. 163.]
Feb. 25.
Whitehall.
Warrant to the Attorney or Solicitor-General to prepare a bill containing a grant to Michael Rosse and James Johnstone of the benefit of their invention of an engine, whereby one man or more may continue and work under water for about a quarter of an hour upon wreck or wrecks with great freedom and clearness of sight, and with the assistance of any person who can swim, may recover and take up without diving, any bullion, plate, guns, goods, &c., lost under water. [H.O. Warrant Book 6, p. 258.]
Feb. 25.
Brussels.
The Prince of Vaudemont to the Prince of Waldeck. Deals with the affairs of the army in the Low Countries. Replies to remarks made by Count de Solms. Copy. [S.P. Dom. King William's Chest 12, No. 42.]
Feb. 25.
Plymouth.
Copy of a letter from Capt. Wivell, commander of the ship Centurion. An express has just come saying Capt. Gillam has arrived at Falmouth with the rest of the Danes from Scilly and cannot put out from hence until he has provisions for them, he having with him about half the ships with the Danes. Mr. John Addis will provide provisions for them against an order from London. I intend to-morrow sending him [Capt. Gillam] one of the men of-war to join him and a month's provision. If we can we will also join at sea. Capt. Hoskins and his fleet are coming into the Sound, but the wind took them contrary yesterday. [H.O. Admiralty 4, p. 243.]
Feb. 25.
Leghorn.
The declaration in Dutch, with English translation, of Dirck Janse of Rotterdam, concerning the ship William, commanded by Capt. John Nall, an Englishman. [Ibid., pp. 44–51.]
Feb. 26.
Whitehall.
Commission for John du Cros, surgeon, to be surgeon of the regiment of dragoons, commanded by John, Viscount Fitzharding. [H.O. Military Entry Book 2, p. 233.]
Feb. 26.
Whitehall.
Proceedings upon the petition of Charles Webb, Samuel Huxford, and William Hunt. Shows that the petitioners served as seamen on board the ship called the Arcania galley, whereof John Wood was commander, which said ship was, soon after their Majesties' accession to the Crown, fitted out as a privateer against France by several merchants in and about the city of London, in which the petitioners "were to sail at no purchase, no pay."
About May, 1690, instead of privateering, as the petitioners expected and agreed with the said master, he the said master, in Dover Road, took on board the said ship, the Countess of Southesk with several other people and goods to a considerable value, and landed the same at Calais contrary to the law; for which, at the return of the said ship, by the information of the petitioners, the said ship was arrested, proceeded against and condemned to their Majesties use in the Court of Admiralty, and John Wood the master was carried to Maidstone, and there tried the last summer assizes.
The petitioners were ordered by their Majesty's council to attend to give evidence as well against the said ship, as also at the trial of the said John Wood at Kent assizes, both which they did to their great charge, trouble, and loss of time. They therefore pray his Majesty to consider their loss of time and great expenses in so long attending to their Majesty's affairs at their own charges. And that he would grant them the several parts and shares of such of the owners of the said ship as have not made oath of their ignorance of such the proceedings of the said John Wood. Referred to the Admiralty. [S.P. Dom. Petition Entry Book 1, p. 242.]
Feb. 26.
Whitehall.
The Earl of Nottingham to the Commissioners of the Treasury. The King having thought fit to increase the salary of Sir Charles Porter, Lord Chancellor of Ireland, to 2,000l. per annum, to commence from the time when his salary as one of the LordsJustices shall cuase, directs you to despatch all necessary orders in that behalf. [H.O. Letter Book (Secretary's) 2, p. 385.]
Feb. 26.
Whitehall.
Passes for Mrs. Mary Jolly, with two children, Anne and Teretia Hunlock, and Elizabeth Coleman, their maid servant, to go to Holland or Flanders; for Mrs. Ogilby, wife to Lieut. Ogilby in Sir Robert Douglas's regiment, and with a maid servant, to go to Holland; for Anne Murphy and Mary Murphy, to embark on the next ship going to France with Irish prisoners [S.P. Dom. Warrant Book 38, p. 243]; for Mr. William Stretch, to go to France; for Major Lawlesse, ditto [Ibid., p. 244]; and for the same, with Andrew Richardson, his servant, ditto. [Ibid., p. 245.]
Feb. 26.
Kensington.
Warrant for a ratification to Sir Patrick Murray of Saltcoats, f the place and office of receiver of the old crown rents, &c. in Scotlan [S.P. Scotland Warrant Book 15, p. 86.]
Feb. 26.
Kensington.
Warrant for a gift to Mr. Alexander Stevenson of the office of clerk of "the commissariat of Glasgow," in succession to Mr. William Nimmo. [Ibid., p. 89.]
Feb. 26.
Whitehall.
Pass for Mrs. Margaret Mutlow, with two children, and one maidservant, to go to Harwich and embark for Ostend. [S.P. Dom. Warrant Book 36, p. 164.]
Feb. 26.
Kensington.
Warrant to the Chief Justice of the King's Bench, the recorder of London, and sheriffs of Middlesex, to forbear putting into execution the sentence of death passed upon Lancelot Snowdon, gent., who was convicted, at the last sessions held at the Old Baily, of the murder of Richard Loader. [H.O. Warrant Book 6, p. 261.]
Feb. 26.
Culenburg.
The Prince of Waldeck to the King. Encloses the dispatches which have passed between the Prince of Vaudemont, Count de Solms, and himself. Fears the arrival of the Elector of Bavaria will be too late to do much good. [S.P. Dom. King William's Chest 12, No. 43.]
Feb. 27.
Whitehall.
Commission for Henry Killegrew, esq., to be deputy-lieutenant of Hertfordshire, and for the Earl of Essex, lord-lieutenant of that county, to issue out his deputation accordingly. [H.O. Military Entry Book 2, p. 234.]
Feb. 27.
Whitehall.
Proceedings upon the petition of Percival Brunskill, praying that in consideration of his great services, his Majesty would grant him a parcel of ground, waste or common, adjoining the Forest of Windsor, under the yearly rent of 10l. for 99 years. Referred to the Treasury. [S.P. Dom. Petition Entry Book 2, p. 308.]
Feb. 27.
Whitehall.
The Earl of Nottingham to the Attorney-General. I send you enclosed, by the King's command, a copy of the charter of Dublin Hospital, that you may consider the validity of it, and the several clauses in it, and report your opinion thereon. The king would have you prepare the draft of a proclamation for declaring the war in Ireland at an end. [H.O. Letter Book (Secretary's) 2, p. 385.]
Feb. 27.
Whitehall.
Viscount Sydney to the Commissioners for Exchange of Prisoners. The King desires that the several persons mentioned in the enclosed list, being the wives, children, and servants, belonging to the Irish prisoners, be permitted to go over with them into France. A list follows of the wives, children, and servants, belonging to the Irish prisoners of war, now in the Savoy, who are to be permitted to go with them to France; Col. Ulrick Burk's wife, Major Thady Byrne's wife, and a maid servant; Major Edward Butler's wife, and a maid servant; Capt. Charles Booth's two daughters, one 8 the other 6 years old; Capt. William Mecavoy's wife, Capt. Matthew Ferrell's maid servant, Hugh Rork Nola Philipps, Francis Magineys, Terrance Roaney, Nicholas Murry, Luke Mottley, Michael Durfey, a boy; Thomas Garman, Robert Urrell, William Collins, William Browne, Walter Dabin, Patrick Porter, Michael Verdon, James Geahegan, Edward Moore, Richard Coulan, Patrick Savage, Peter Olean, William Dallon, Edward Karney, James Osbason, Miles Mead, Patrick Goan, Farrell Keholl, Thomas Murphey, Patrick Riley, John Mecannagh, Morris Dahell, John Wheland, Morgan Ryan, Nicholas Kelly, John Hart, Barneby Brother, Mary Barley, Robert Fanning, Robert Crelly, John Fennely, Henry Sulliver, — Fennegan, Phaly Rice, John Stage, Mark Collens, Hugh Hyne, Darbey Costugan, Patrick Delany, Michael Browne, Patrick Meffit, Lewis Byrne, Edward Everard, Garrett Ryley, Charles Grant, Henry Rymond, Michael Bron, Darbey Sulliviere, and Edmund Salisbury. In all 65 persons. [H.O. Letter Book (Secretary's) 3, p. 104.]
Feb. 27.
Whitehall.
Viscount Sydney to the Lords of the Treasury. The King being pleased to give the Earl of Scarbrough his tenths of the prize ship, the Crown Prince Frederick, and of her lading, brought into Newcastle about August last, desires you to give the necessary orders for passing a grant to the said Earl accordingly. [Ibid., p. 105.]
Feb. 27.
Kensington and Whitehall.
Passes for Mr. Jeffery Keating to embark at Chester for Ireland; for Jean Cercu, a French protestant, to embark at Harwich for Holland, recommended by the minister of the French Church in Hungerford Market; and for John Germayn, a native of Lubeck, to go to Flanders. [S.P. Dom. Warrant Book 38, p. 244.]
Feb. 27.
Whitehall.
Warrant to John Gibbons, to search for Henry Guy, and apprehend him for treasonable practices. [Ibid.]
Feb. 27.
Whitehall.
The Earl of Nottingham to the Lords-Justices. This is only to send the enclosed letter by the king's command, for demolishing some forts in Ireland. [S.P. Ireland, King's Letter Book 1, p. 297]. Enclosing:—
The King to the Lords-Justices. It is thought unnecessary to continue any garrisons in the forts and castles of Ballahy, Ballymote, Nenagh, Castle-Connell, Carrickagunnell, Oldcastle Town, Kilbolaine, Roscrea, and Tercroghan; and as they would be dangerous for the peace and safety of the kingdom if they fell into the enemy's hands, you are to order them all to be demolished. Kensington, 26th Feb. 1691–2. [Ibid.]
Feb. 27.
Munich.
Maximilian Emmanuel, Elector of Bavaria, to the King. Assures the King of his devotion and gratitude towards him, and much regrets that he has not been able to go to the Low Countries immediately; he has been delayed through many causes, and is making every preparation with as much haste as he possibly can. [S.P. Dom. King William's Chest 12, No. 44.]
Feb. 28.
Whitehall.
Proceedings upon the petition of Joan, Lady Howard, widow of Thomas, Lord Howard of Escrick, deceased. Shows that her said husband was sent to Flanders by King Charles II., in command of a battalion of the Guards for securing Ostend, etc., against the French, in the year 1678; who, dying at Brussels, his estate (being entailed) was to fall to his brother, so that she had nothing left for her subsistence. In consideration whereof the King, at the desire of her lord, promised him to take care of his lady, and accordingly (upon news of his death) granted by patent to the petitioner a pension of 500l. per annum during her life. The said pension was paid to her by his said Majesty, and during the reign of the late King James; but she has not received any part of it since his present Majesty's accession to the Crown. Prays that the King would give such directions to the Lords of the Treasury that the said pension may, as it becomes due, be paid to her, and that the arrears may be ordered to her for her present subsistence. Referred to the Treasury. [S.P. Dom. Petition Entry Book 2, p. 306.]
Feb. 28.
Whitehall.
Proceedings upon the petition of Henry, Lord Dover. Shows that, although his Majesty has granted him a pardon of all treasons and outlawries, yet he (the said outlawries remaining in force) is degraded in honour and divested of his estate. Prays the King's directions to the Attorney-General to consent that a writ of error be brought to reverse the said outlawry. Granted. [Ibid., p. 307.]
Feb. 28.
Whitehall.
Pass for Mr. Thomas Lowe, and two servants, Anthony Nicholls and Adam Vanderwicke, to go to Holland. [S.P. Dom. Warrant Book 38, p. 244.]
Feb. 28. List of the Danish Infantry as they appeared on their arrival at Plymouth. [S.P. Dom. King William's Chest 12, No. 45.]
Feb. 28.
Fort William.
Colonel Hill to the Earl of Portland. My last gave you an account of the houses of Invergarry and Island Donan being in my possession for the King, and of the ruin of Glencoe, the latter named of which houses, I presume, were better destroyed than kept, for it is situated in such a place that it is hard to relieve it in winter, or at any time well, but by sea; it cannot contain a force to awe those countries in case they should again prove rebellious, and whilst my Lord Seaforth is come in, there is no doubt but his people may be kept quiet, and young Sir Donald McDonald is "a peaceable inclined man," and his relations in Skye mostly protestants, so there is no fear from thence, and that house will be but a charge to little other purpose, as is fit to be blown up.
Those men of Glencoe that (by help of the storm) escaped, would submit to mercy if their lives may be granted them, upon giving security to live peaceably under the government, and not to rob, steal, or receive stolen goods hereafter, and I humbly conceive (since there are enough killed for an example and to vindicate public justice) it were advisable so to receive them, since it will be troublesome to take them, the Highlanders being generally allied one to another, and they may join with other broken men, and be hurtful to the country. Nevertheless, in the meantime, it were necessary that the proclamation against them, mentioned in my last to the Secretary, were issued out. At the present they [the men of Glencoe] lie dormant in caves and remote places.
The people now all seem resolved on settlement, and cry out for a jurisdiction amongst them (and the country will never be right till it be so) they flock in daily to submit to the King's mercy. Appin is a much changed man for the better; professes to everyone he meets his sincerity in keeping his oath of allegiance, and all those people of Appin have good inclinations to quiet, being many of them intelligent men, of whom I doubt not to make very good subjects. The Laird is a "pretty young man" of about 21 years, and had taken the oath before the day, but that he was tied to his bed by sickness at that time, and was carried in a boat to me, to do it, sooner than he was well able.
It were meet that some things were left to the discretion of whoever commands in so remote a place as this, otherwise sometimes advantages are lost before orders can be obtained, and then (for want of true intelligence of matters) the orders may happen to be wrongly conceived, and when I was here before, the whole was left to me, and it succeeded well. The more authority any[one] has here, the more the people observe to obey. I judge Ruthven in Badenoch a place of more use to be kept than Island Donan, being upon a great strath, and the greatest pass from the north to the south; if it be thought fit to keep it, this regiment may send a garrison thither, and to some other places that may be thought fit to be kept.
The captain of Clanronald, "who is one of the prettiest handsome youths I have seen," came in and brought all the chief of his friends, and made his submission and took the oath with the greatest frankness imaginable, as did also all his friends; he has gone to his uncle, the Laird of McLeod, to settle his affairs and to get up some money; he then resolves to wait on the King and Queen, and if he overtake the King at London, he will beg his favour that he may attend him into Flanders. If the King be gone 'ere he reach London, he resolves to follow him, and to be wholly governed by the King's pleasure; only prays he may be so disposed of as to better his education. It will be an act of great charity to "breed" him. I have sent to McNeil of Bara (a remote island), who I doubt not will come in as the rest; so all the work is now done but the settlement of a civil jurisdiction. I find this winter campaign put the Highlanders under great consternation, and they were much affrighted, and are all very submissive and humble. Seal broken. [S.P. Dom. King William's Chest 12, No. 46.]
Feb. 29.
Kensington.
Commissions for Thomas Boyd, gent., to be lieutenant of the troop of which Captain Edmund Mortimer is captain in the regiment of dragoons, commanded by John, Viscount Fitzharding [H.O. Military Entry Book 2, p. 237]; for Charles Ashfeild, gent., to be cornet of the troop, whereof Captain Holegate is captain in the same regiment of dragoons [Ibid.]; for John Connock, esq., to be captain of the company, of which Capt. Henry Killegrew was late captain in the regiment of foot, commanded by George, Prince of Hesse; for Benaddot (sic) Young, esq., to be captain of a company of grenadiers, in the same regiment; for James Montague, esq., to be captainlieutenant of this company in the same regiment; for Timothy Hartichem, gent., to be first-lieutenant of the company of grenadiers, of which Captain Benaddot Young is captain in the same regiment; for Henry Twingho, gent., to be second-lieutenant of the same company, in the same regiment; for John Dorrington, esq., to be lieutenant of the company, of which Capt. Richard Temple is captain in the same regiment [Ibid., p. 239]; for Robert Young, esq., to be lieutenant of the company of which Capt. Thomas Brown is captain in the same regiment; for John Reed, esq., to be lieutenant of the company, of which Capt. Richard Couretney is captain in the same regiment; for Thomas Hinds, gent., to be adjutant to George, Prince of Hesse's regiment of foot; for Abraham Hunt, gent., to be ensign of the company of which Lieut.-Col. Samuel Foxton is captain in the same regiment; for Matthew Norget, gent., to be ensign of the company of which Capt. John Connock is captain in the same regiment [Ibid., p. 240]; for Henry Holmes, esq., to be major of the Princess Ann of Denmark's regiment of foot, commanded by Col. John Beaumont, and likewise to be captain of a company in the same regiment [Ibid., p. 241]; for Anthony Colombier, esq., to be captain of the company of which Major Benjamin Fletcher was late captain in the Princess Anne of Denmark's regiment of foot; for Gustavus Belfont (?), esq., to be lieutenant of the company of which Capt. Anthony Colombier is captain in the same regiment; for John Harris, esq., to be ensign of that company, in the same regiment of foot, of which he himself is captain; for Daniel Kiddley, clerk, to be chaplain to the same regiment [Ibid., p. 242]; and for William Jordan, esq., to be lieutenant and youngest captain of the troop of grenadiers, belonging to the second troop of horse guards commanded by James, Duke of Ormond [Ibid., p. 243]; for Barnard Granville, esq., to be captain of the company which was Capt. John Prideaux's in the Earl of Bath's regiment; for Admiral Edward Russell to fill up such vacancies in the two marine regiments, as should happen during this summer's expedition [Ibid. 3, p. 116]; for William Villiers, esq., to be major of the regiment of horse commanded by Col. Edward Villiers [Ibid., p. 117]; for Capt. André Costard Rois Morell, to be captain of the company, which was Lieut.-Col. Henry Row's in Col. Selwyn's regiment; and for Charles Selwyn, gent., to be ensign to Capt. Henry Collier's company in the same regiment. [H.O. Military Entry Book 2, p. 120.]
Feb. 29.
Kensington.
Warrants to the Attorney or Solicitor-General, to prepare a bill, containing a commission appointing Thomas, Marquis of Carmarthen, President of the Council, lieutenant of the East, West, and North Ridings of Yorkshire [H.O. Military Entry Book 2, p. 235]; and to prepare a bill, containing a commission appointing Henry, Earl of Westmorland, and Henry, Viscount Sydney to be jointly and severally lieutenants of Kent and Canterbury. [Ibid., p. 236.]
Feb. 29.
Whitehall.
Warrant, to the officers of the Ordnance, to cause directions to be given to the officers of the Ordnance in Ireland, that the articles, in the account hereunto annexed, be immediately put on board such vessels as are, or shall be provided, and consign the same to Lieut.-Gen. Ruvigny. [H.O. Military Entry Book 2, p. 241.]
Feb. 29.
Whitehall.
Proceedings upon the petition of Colonel Henry Luttrell. Shows that upon his late petition (setting forth that he was in immediate remainder to the estate of his brother Col. Simon Luttrell, who is an infirm man and has been so for several years, and has no issue, and has, by the Articles of Limerick eight months time, from the date of the said Articles, to return into their Majesties' dominions and be restored to his estate) his Majesty was pleased to give order that he should, during his Majesty's pleasure, have a custodium of the said estate. Since then, by a general order, the granting of custodiums has been countermanded, by which reason he has not yet obtained the effect of his Majesty's said order. Prays to have the benefit of the same. Referred to the Treasury. [S.P. Dom. Petition Entry Book 1, p. 243.]
Feb. 29.
Whitehall.
Proceedings upon the petition of Nicholas Lynch of Galway, merchant. Shows that he was brought up a merchant, and spent most of his time on voyages to and from the West Indies, and other remote parts beyond the seas. He has been on a voyage for France, these seven or eight months past, and intending to return to his country and live there, prays a pass for himself, family, and such goods as as are not prohibited, and to be restored to the enjoyment of what he left in Ireland. Referred to the Attorney or SolicitorGeneral. [Ibid.]
Feb. 29.
Whitehall.
Proceedings upon the petition of Charles, Earl of Abercorn. Shows that he had by several petitions represented his case to his Majesty, both before his going to Ireland, and since, very lately, by the mediation of the Earl of Devonshire; that the House of Commons, as well in the former bill concerning the Irish forfeitures as in the bill lately passed, was so sensible of his case that they made a clause in the said act to recommend him to his Majesty's favour, as to his honour and estate, a copy of which proviso is annexed. His estate is now in the possession of one Mr. Bridges, a mortgagee for above 3,000l., as he alleges, for which and several other considerable sums the petitioner stands engaged for his brother, and is now like to be thrown into gaol, to his and his family's utter ruin.
Prays, therefore, that his Majesty will confer upon him the equity of redemption, and his Majesty's right to the said estate with the title of the barony of Strabane hitherto enjoyed by his ancestors. Referred to the Lords-Justices of Ireland. Memorandum.—Another petition was referred to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland on the 11th of March. [Ibid. p. 244.]
Feb. 29.
Whitehall.
Proceedings upon the petition of Eleanor Smith, widow of Francis Smith. Shows that in commiseration of her said husband's 30 years' cruel imprisonment and exile, his Majesty was pleased to grant him a place in the Custom House; but he dying a little while after, left the petitioner and her children in a more deplorable condition than ever. Prays the place of a supernumerary land waiter for one of her sons. Referred to the Treasury. [Ibid. 2, p. 307.]
Feb. 29.
Whitehall.
Proceedings upon the petition of Elizabeth, Anne, and William Disney, children of William Disney, esq., deceased, praying a pension in commiseration of the great services and sufferings of their said father. Referred to the Treasury. [S.P. Dom. Petition Entry Book 1, p. 308.]
Feb. 29.
Whitehall.
The Earl of Nottingham to the Commissioners of the Treasury. The King, being moved upon the enclosed petition of the Scotch officers to have their forfeited goods, etc. restored to them, was pleased to grant the petitioners their request; and desires you to give such orders as shall be necessary. [H.O. Letter Book (Secretary's) 2, p. 386.]
Feb. 29.
Whitehall.
The same to Sir John Morgan. The King desires you will discharge Lieut. Nicholas Blanchfields, a prisoner of war, sent out of Ireland and now in custody. [Ibid.]
Feb. 29.
Whitehall.
Viscount Sydney to the Commissioners of the Treasury. The King having appointed me his lieutenant of Ireland, and commanded me to prepare all things for my repairing thither, with all speed, I desire you will give orders for such sum of money as is usually paid for "grumpett's livings" for that kingdom. [Ibid. 3, p. 105.]
Feb. 29.
Whitehall.
The same to the Commissioners of the Great Seal. The King desires that Richard Hutchinson, Evan Lloyd, Benjamin Desborough, Francis Barrington, John Haines, Ralph Crefeild, Nathaniel Lawrance, Richard Vaughan, William Mott, and Josiah Child, all of the county of Essex, be added to the number of the Justices of the peace for that county, and that their names be inserted in the next commission, and that Richard Harrison, Esq, be put into the commission of the peace for Kent. [Ibid.]
Feb. 29.
Whitehall.
The same to the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster. The King desires that Sir Robert Duckenfield, and Sir William Pennington, barts., and Thomas Patten, Thomas Willis, William Clayton, Bartice (sic) Entwistle, John Latas, and Thomas Waller, all of the county and duchy of Lancaster, be added to the number of the Justices of the Peace for the same, and that their names be inserted in the next commission. [Ibid., p. 106.]
Feb. 29.
Whitehall.
Passes for Mary Day to embark at Harwich for Holland; for Elizabeth Vaudry, with her son John Vaudry, a child six years old, to go to Flanders; for Louis Senault, the late Duke of Schomberg's coachman, to go to Holland, recommended by Mons. La Riviere, minister of the French church in the Savoy; for Austin Jenison, to go to Flanders [S.P. Dom. Warrant Book 38, p. 245]; and for Thomas Claypole, esq., servant to his Majesty, and his servant to go to Holland or Flanders. [Ibid., p. 247.]
Feb. 29.
Kensington.
Warrant to the Attorney or Solicitor-General, to cause a bill to be passed containing a grant for making Anthony Didier, an alien born, a free denizen of England. [Ibid., p. 246.]
Feb. 29.
Kensington.
Warrant to the same, to prepare a bill, containing a patent to Edward Hurd, of the sole use of his invention of "lacquering after the manner of Japan " iron and all sorts of metals equal to any brought from India. [Ibid.]
Feb. 29.
Kensington.
Warrant for a letter of exoneration in favour of the Earl of Argyll, "for his few blench taxt and tack duties." [S.P. Scotland Warrant Book 15, p. 90.]
Feb. 29.
Whitehall.
Passes for Mrs. Ann Barker to go to Harwich and embark for Holland; and for Mons. de Wildeg, and one servant, ditto. [S.P. Dom. Warrant Book 36, p. 164.]
Feb. 29.
Kensington.
The King to the Lords-Justices. King Charles II. granted to Matthew Barry, Esq., the office of Clerk of the Privy Council of Ireland, to hold for life; you are now required, upon the surrender of the letters patent granted to him, to cause also letters to be passed containing a grant to John Pulteney, Esq., of the said office [S.P. Ireland King's Letter Book 1, p. 159.]
Feb. 29.
Kensington.
Warrant to the Attorney or Solicitor-General, to prepare a bill, containing a pardon to Lancelot Snowdon, gent., for the murder of Richard Loader. [H.O. Warrant Book 6, p. 262.]
Feb. 29.
Kensington.
Like warrant to the same, to prepare a bill, containing a grant of the office of Keeper of the Privy Seal to Thomas, Earl of Pembroke and Montgomery. [Ibid.]
Feb. 29.
Kensington.
Like warrant to the same, to prepare a bill for revoking and determining certain letters patent bearing date the—day of— last past whereby Thomas, Earl of Pembroke and Montgomery, Sir John Lowther, Sir Richard Onslow, barts., Henry Priestman, esq., Anthony, Viscount Falkland of Scotland, Robert Austen, Esq., and Sir Robert Rich, bart., were appointed commissioners for executing the office of High Admiral of Eng'and, and also for constituting and appointing Charles, Lord Cornwallis, the said Sir John Lowther, Sir Richard Onslow, Henry Priestman, esq., Anthony, Viscount Falkland of Scotland, Robert Austen, esq., and Sir Robert Rich, bart., commissioners for executing the office of High Admiral of England and Ireland. [Ibid., p. 263.]
Feb. 29.
Kensington.
Like Warrant to the same, to prepare a bill, containing a grant of the dignity of a Baron of England to Sir William Farmer, bart., by the name and title of Lord Leominster, Baron of Leominster. [Ibid., p. 264.]
Feb. 29.
Kensington.
Like warrant granting to Moses Slade, gent., the office of Town Clerk of Wallingford, in the room of Peter Sayer, gent., deceased. [Ibid.]
Feb. 29.
Kensington.
Warrant for a grant to Godert, Earl of Athlone, of all the estates of William, Earl of Limerick, and Viscount Slane, in the kingdom of Ireland forfeited, for high treason. [S.P. Dom. Signet Office 12, p. 431.]
Feb. 29. Memorial by the Prince of Vaudemont. Difficulty experienced in lodging the soldiers. Ath is seriously menanced this memorial is sent to Mons. d'Auverquerque, who is to forward it to Count de Solms. Demands of the Spaniards. [S.P. Dom. King William's Chest 12, No. 47.]
[Feb.] Petition of the officers, innkeepers, and clothiers who served in, quartered, and clothed the army, raised by Act of Parliament in 1677, and disbanded by another Act in 1679. Shows that the said forces being raised to enter into an actual war against the French King, several of the petitioners furnished the forces with divers necessaries, amounting to a considerable sum; that in 1685, upon petition to the House of Commons, a committee was appointed to inspect the accounts and report the same; that another petition was also presented to the Parliament the 6th of May, 1689, who ordered a committee to examine the matter of fact of the petition, and to report the same to the house; upon reading whereof, the 16th of July last, it was resolved to take the petitioners case into consideration at their next meeting, which was prevented by the sudden dissolution. They pray that the said House will take their said condition into consideration, that those in prison may be relieved, and others under miserable circumstances may be preserved from ruin. [S.P. Dom William & Mary 4, No. 12.]