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William and Mary: September 1692

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September 1692

Sept. 1.
Whitehall and Kensington.
Commissions for Col. John Foulkes to be Commander-in-Chief of all the land forces which are going to the West Indies, and of those already there; for Sir Francis Wheeler, knight, to be Commanderin-Chief, upon the death or in the absence of Col. John Foulkes [H.O. Military Entry Book 2, p. 287]; for Brochwell Lloyd, esq., to be captain of the company of which Capt. Edmund Hales was late captain, in the regiment of foot commanded by Col. John Hales; for John Palliser, gent., to be lieutenant of Capt. Brochwell Lloyd's company in the same regiment [Ibid., p. 288]; for —— Renart, gent., to be ensign to the colonel's company in the same regiment; for —— Grimes, gent., to be adjutant to the same regiment; and for Henry Cocke, gent., to be Quarter-Master to the same regiment. [Ibid., p. 289.]
Sept. 1.
Whitehall.
Passes for Mr. James Bruton to go to Harwich and Holland; and for Jannetje Stevens, ditto. [S.P Dom. Warrant Book 36, p. 350.]
Sept. 1.
Whitehall.
The Earl of Nottingham to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland. The King resolved, at the Cabinet Council before he went to Holland, to take off the suspension of the Bishop of Meath, and directed you to do so upon your arrival in Ireland; but since you do not think yourself sufficiently authorized by the King's order, I have sent enclosed the Queen's order for it. [S.P. Ireland King's Letter Book 1, p. 349.] Annexed:—
The Queen's warrant to Viscount Sydney. Whereas the Lord Bishop of Meath stands suspended from being one of the Privy Council of Ireland, by virtue of a letter, bearing date the 10th of December last, directed to the Lords-Justices, the said suspension is hereby taken off, and you are to re-admit the said Bishop to his place in the Privy Council. Dated Whitehall, 1 September, 1692. [Ibid.]
Sept. 1.
Whitehall.
Warrant to the High Sheriff of Norfolk, to forbear putting in execution the sentence of death passed upon Thomas Clark until the next assizes. [H.O. Warrant Book 6, p. 405.]
Sept. 1.
Whitehall.
[R. Yard] to Sir Joseph Williamson, at Cobham Hall. The Dutch letters came yesterday of Friday last. We had a report last week from Holland of a fight between the Duke of Savoy and Monsieur Catinat, which will possibly come to nothing. These letters say nothing of his marching to Briancon, but that he will content himself with attacking Susa and Quiras thereby to hinder all communication with Pignerol. It is added that he has no intention to keep Ambrun and Guillestre, and for that reason is going to demolish them, but I hope these reports will be contradicted by the next post. Seal. [S.P. Dom. William &; Mary 4, No. 87.]
Sept. 2.
Kensington.
Commissions for William Abrahall, esq., to be captain of the company of which Capt. James Wood was late captain in the regiment of foot commanded by Col. John Hales; for John Netherway, gent., to be second lieutenant to Capt. Peter Rabar's company of grenadiers in the same regiment [H.O. Military Entry Book 2, p. 288]; and for ——— Velthoven, gent., to be ensign to Major Edward Dutton Colt's company in the same regiment. [H.O. Military Entry Book 2, p. 289.]
Sept. 2.
Kensington.
Warrant to Sir Henry Goodrick and the Principal Officers of the Ordnance to exchange certain arms in Col. Foulkes and Col. Hales' regiments; and to deliver to Col. Foulkes' regiment 130 firelocks for the 10 additional men to be added to each company of that regiment. [Ibid., p. 290.]
Sept. 2.
Whitehall.
Proceedings upon the petition of James Hamilton, esq. Shows that he is a farmer, for a year, by lease from the Commissioners of the Revenue in Ireland, commencing the 1st of November, 1690, of several lands lying in the Barony of Morgallion in the county of Meath, at 124l. per annum. The said county, and particularly the premises, were infested by rapparees, his house destroyed, and the tenants robbed; and all he could make, after great expense and trouble, amounted to only 61l. 17s. 8d., as he is ready to make out upon oath. Prays to have the said rent moderated and to be relieved. Referred to the Treasury. [S.P. Dom. Petition Entry Book 1, p. 379.]
Sept. 2.
Whitehall.
Proceedings upon the petition of Robert Reynolds. Shows that he is master of the ship Recovery of Yarmouth, and that in going from London to Oporto he was met by a French privateer, which after an hour's fight bore away, and that on returning home he was set on by another privateer to whom he was forced to yield; but being left on board his own ship with his boy and five Irishmen, which the French put on board, he used his industry and courage, and wrought his ship to Guernsey, and made " the five Irish prisoners." Prays to have " something bestowed upon him as he shall be thought capable. " Referred to the Admiralty. [Ibid.]
Sept. 2.
Whitehall.
Proceedings upon the petition of the Innholders of Westminster. Shows that King Charles II. allowed 8d. per night for hay, and 8d. per peck for corn for the horse of the guards and grenadiers; but that since the Earl of Oxford's regiment of horse has come to keep Whitehall, they have had great hardships put upon them, being refused more than 6d. per night for hay, straw, and lodgings, and that, many times, five or six of the soldiers have lodged in a house and taken the best of their rooms. They pray to be relieved of the heavy burden they lie under. Referred to the Secretary of War. [Ibid., p. 380.]
Sept. 2.
Whitehall.
Proceedings upon the petition of Major Myles Fitzharris. Shows that he has been employed by Lord O'Donnell in the services rendered by his lordship in Ireland, and has been a means to engage his followers to go to the Emperor's service. Being " comprized " to have pay, from the time of the said Lord O'Donnell's articles, upon which there ensued eight months' pay, and not having been able to repair sooner by reason of his indisposition, he prays for the said eight months' pay to be assigned to him. Referred to the Treasury. [Ibid.]
Sept. 2.
Whitehall.
Proceedings upon the petition of John Leader, commander of their Majesties' ship Chatham. Shows that, in January last, he retook a Dutch flyboat from the French, which he delivered, without any embezzlement, and that the said ship was condemned to 84l. for salvage, which has been paid to their Majesties' use. Prays to have the said sum for him and his seamen. Referred to the Admiralty. [S.P. Dom. Petition Entry Book 1, p. 382.]
Sept. 2.
Whitehall.
The Earl of Nottingham to the Commissioners of the Admiralty. The Queen being informed that Mr. Jeremiah Burlingham, Alderman of Dunwich, in Suffolk, has been lately impressed as a common seaman, and carried on board the Russell, she would have you forthwith give order for his immediate discharge, whether he be on board that ship or removed to any other, and to examine how this illegal act came to be done, and who it was that did it, and to make a report thereof, that the offender may be punished. [H.O. Letter Book (Secretary's) 2, p. 537.]
Sept. 2.
Whitehall.
The same to the Commissioners of the Treasury. Having laid before the Queen the enclosed papers, concerning the ship Henry, of London, belonging to Lieut.-Gen. Sarsfield, she desires you to consider it and to report thereon. [Ibid., p. 538.]
Sept. 2.
Kensington.
Warrant to the Clerk of the Signet attending to prepare a letter, recommending John Tyler, B.D., to be Dean of Hereford, the deanery being void by the death of Dr. George Benson. [H.O. Church Book 1, p. 126.]
Sept. 2.
Kensington.
The like to the same, to prepare a bill containing a grant to Richard Bentley, M.A., of a canonry or prebend in the cathedral church of Worcester, void by the death of Dr. George Benson. [Ibid., p. 127.]
Sept. 2.
Whitehall.
Passes for Daniel Coulliette, to go to Harwich and embark for Holland; for Aeltje Richards, and Margareth Hombach, ditto; for Anna Van Haeren and Anna Van Levenstein, ditto; for Henry Van Meurs with his wife and one daughter, ditto [S.P. Dom. Warrant Book 36, p. 350]; for Peter Van Broeck, ditto; for Anna Pietersen, ditto; and for Claude Houssay, ditto. [Ibid., p. 351.]
Sept. 2.
Kensington.
Warrant to the Attorney or Solicitor-General, to prepare a bill, containing a grant to William Brodrick, esq., of the office of AttorneyGeneral, in Jamaica, in place of Simon Musgrave, deceased. [H.O. Warrant Book 6, p. 406.]
Sept. 2.
Kensington.
Warrant to the Attorney-General, to consent to Christopher Fagan, son and heir of Richard Fagan, esq., deceased, being admitted, by his guardian, to prosecute a writ of error in order to reverse his father's outlawry; his said father having been indicted of high treason, at the sessions held at the Old Bailey, on the 9th of October, 1689, and outlawed in Hilary Term following. [Ibid., p. 407.]
Sept. 2.
Kensington.
Warrant to the Attorney or Solicitor-General, to prepare a bill, containing a grant to Thomas Povey, gent., of the office and place of Clerk of the Naval or Navy Office in Jamaica, in place of Reginald Wilson, deceased. [H.O. Warrant Book 6, p. 407.]
Sept. 2.
Kensington.
Warrant to the Justices of Assize for the Norfolk Circuit and the High Sheriff of Cambridgeshire directing them to insert Sarah Carter in the next general pardon which shall come out for the Norfolk Circuit, without any condition of transportation. [Ibid., p. 408.]
Sept. 2.
Kensington.
Warrant for letters patent under the great seal of Ireland granting to Doctor St. George Ash the place of Provost of Trinity College near Dublin, together with all houses, orchards, etc. belonging, void by the institution of Dr. Robert Livingston to a living in England. [S.P. Dom. Signet Office 12, p. 511.]
Sept. 2.
Vignamont, near Huy.
General Flemming to the King. Having received the King's directions he immediately sent a courier to the Elector, his master, asking for his approbation and consent. He does not, as a rule, care to separate his troops, but in such a juncture as the present, does not doubt but that the Elector's answer will be favourable. [S.P. Dom. King William's Chest 12, No. 124.]
Sept. 3.
Kensington.
Commissions for William Burnett to be lieutenant to Capt. George Hastings' company in Col. John Hales' regiment of foot; for John Ward, esq., to be captain of the company of which Capt. Robert Fisher was late captain in the same regiment [H.O. Military Entry Book 2, p. 288]; for — Reynard, gent., to be ensign to Capt. William Abrahall's company, in the same regiment. [Ibid., p. 289.]
Sept. 3.
Whitehall.
Proceedings upon the petition of Thomas Carter. Shows that King Charles II., granted, under the Great Seal of Ireland, to George Piggott and George Harwod, and the longer liver of them, the office of second serjeant at arms in Ireland, which office he has executed for several years past. And whereas Piggott is dead, and the survivor is willing to surrender the said patent, the petitioner prays, in consideration of his service at Londonderry and after the fight of the Boyne, to have a grant of such another patent for attending the chief governor, etc., as second serjeant at arms. Referred to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland. [S.P. Dom. Petition Entry Book 1, p. 382.]
Sept. 3.
Whitehall.
Proceedings upon the petition of Sir Christopher Wren, knight. Shows that the building of the Chelsea Hospital, now finished by their Majesties, was put into his care to purchase the land, design and survey the building, and correct and audit the bills contained in several volumes, which he justly performed without any allowance. Prays her Majesty to order, upon the same fund with which the hospital is built, such allowance as the Treasury shall think reasonable for his expense in ten years' attendance on so considerable a building. Referred to the Treasury. [Ibid., p. 383.]
Sept. 3.
Whitehall.
The Earl of Nottingham to the Mayor of Harwich. You may discharge Thomas Ward, who was sent out of Holland, and is now in custody at Harwich. [H.O. Letter Book (Secretary's) 2, p. 538.]
Sept. 3.
Whitehall.
Passes for Paul Leveillé, a French protestant soldier, to go to Harwich, and embark for Holland or Flanders; for Sander Jansen, to go to Harwich and Holland [S.P. Dom. Warrant Book 36, p. 351]; for Patrick Linch, James Doudall, John Doudall, Charles Macdonnel, Francis French, John Burk, Robert Power, and David Burn, to go to Gravesend and Hamburg; for Mr. Mussard to go to Harwich and Holland; for Joseph Saltick and Haim Pira, to go to Gravesend and Barbary; for Samuel Grange, to go to Harwich and embark for Holland; for Suzanne Courtillan, and Peter de la Mare, ditto [Ibid., p. 352]: for Don Miguel de Anoz, and Don Lucas De Zelis, with one servant, to go to Holland or Flanders; for Don Charles Hugo Semple and Peter De Michel his servant, ditto; and for Mr. Thomas Wickham, to go to Harwich and Holland. [Ibid., p. 353.]
Sept. 3.
Whitehall.
The Earl of Nottingham to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland. I was extremely surprised with your letter of the 27th of August, about the bills which passed the Great Seal of England, because I understood from you that you had them and carried them with you. But to be more certain I wrote to Mr. English, who tells me that he delivered them to Mr. Pulteney who carried them to you the morning before your departure. I have also spoken to Mr. Bridgeman to look for them at your house, as in the hurry of affairs they may have been left behind. I have acquainted the Queen with what you wrote about the Speaker, and she cannot foresee who will be members of Parliament, nor judge without knowing the persons who will be most fit for that post; but since you think the Solicitor most proper for it, she is satisfied and leaves it to you. I shall be very glad to see Mr. Bridgeman. [S.P. Ireland King's Letter Book 1, p. 430.]
Sept. 3.
Whitehall.
[R. Yard] to Sir Joseph Williamson at Cobham Hall. Yesterday Lord Paget left here on his embassy to Turkey, wherein he is to succeed "the Lord Ambassador Harbord" in order to renew the negotiation of peace which is interrupted by his death. The fleet is still at St. Helen's, and Mr. Russell upon the advice he received, that 26 French men-of-war from 50 to 70 guns had been lately to the southward of Ushant, sent 3 "clean" frigates to the Soundings to see if they can discover them, and to give immediate notice thereof, upon which a squadron will be sent out to look after them. Sir Peter Rich, one of the aldermen of London, is lately dead. The letters from Ireland, of the 28th August, tell us that the Lord Lieutenant has summoned a parliament to meet there on the 5th of October next. Seal. [S.P. Dom. William &; Mary 4, No. 88.]
Sept. 4.
Kensingtor.
Commissions for Henry Booth, gent., to be lieutenant to Capt. Edward Thornicroft's company in the regiment of foot commanded by Col. John Hales [H.O. Military Entry Book 2, p. 288]; and for Peter Warrenew, gent., to be ensign to Capt. George Hastings' company in the same regiment. [Ibid., p. 289.]
Sept. 5.
Kensington.
Commissions for John Mottrum, gent., to be lieutenant to Capt. Gilbert Abrahall's company in the regiment of foot commanded by Col. John Hales [H.O. Military Entry Book 2, p. 288]; and for Timothy Cunningham, gent., to be ensign of the company of which Capt. Edward Thornicroft is captain in the same regiment. [Ibid., p. 289.]
Sept. 5.
Whitehall.
Passes for Mr. Nicholas Ebeling, John Anderton, Eberhard Block, Victor Richter, Henry Laffert, Frederick Stieser, and John Baucring, to go to Harwich and Holland [S.P. Dom. Warrant Book 36, p. 353]; for Mr. George De Rosenhan, George Hepfner, Joachim Elsner, Adolp Arnold, Herman Holterfogt, and three servants, ditto; for Hassal Harricoh, ditto; and for Gysbert Cornelis, Jacob Adriansen, Abraham Jansen, and Simon Cornelissen, ditto. [Ibid., p. 354.]
Sept. 5.
Whitehall.
[R. Yard] to Sir Joseph Williamson at Cobham Hall. You will see what the Dutch letters brought us yesterday, in the Gazette. The design now in hand is to bombard Dunkirk, and at the same time a squadron of men-of-war is to see what they can do by sea. The Duke of Savoy continues about Ambrun and the letters from France say he has sent back his heavy cannon to Piedmont. As soon as he has gathered his contributions, he will return himself. [S.P. Dom. William &; Mary 4, No. 89.]
Sept. 6.
Kensington.
Commission for James Painter, gent., to be ensign to Capt. Brochwell Lloyd's Company in the regiment of foot commanded by Col. John Hales. [H.O. Military Entry Book 2, p. 289.]
Sept. 6.
Whitehall.
Proceedings upon the petition of Col. Richard Coote. Shows that his father, the late Earl of Montrath, had a debt due to him from the Crown of 3,300l., and that, in consideration thereof, King Charles II. granted him all the forfeitures which should arise on bonds taken for the due exportation of wool out of Ireland, till the said sum was paid him. In the year 1688 Tyrconnel, on account of the said grant, threatened him much, and at last seized on the patent, without any consideration, though he had received only 500l., the remainder being then, and still due.
His father was likewise in possession of the town and land of Gormanstown, for his service against the Irish, in the year 1641, which was confirmed by the Act of Settlement, and bequeathed to the petitioner by his father's last will, and he accordingly enjoyed the same for many years. But the said lands being formerly part of the estate of the late Lord Gormanstown, the said lord was restored to it by virtue of a proviso in the said Act of Explanation and Settlement. Lord Gormanstown died in rebellion, and being outlawed and indicted, and his estate forfeited to the Crown, the petitioner prays to have his title renewed to the said lands. Jenico Preston, commonly called Lord Gormanstown, nephew to the said Lord Gormanstown (being at Limerick at the time of the surrender, and being adjudged to be within the articles) now produces a deed, dated in 1684, whereby the late Lord Gormanstown had but a bare use for life, and dying without issue male the remainder is vested in the said Jenico Preston, and thereby pretends to be restored to all the estate of the said late Lord Gormanstown, among which are the lands granted to the petitioner.
There is, in the said deed, a rentcharge of 500l. per annum, granted to Lady Gormanstown, widow, who is indicted and outlawed and now in France, by reason whereof the said rentcharge is forfeited to their Majesties, during the life of the said widow; the petitioner therefore prays, in consideration and compensation of the sum of 2,833l., remaining due to him on the said grant of the wool bond, and of the loss of 500l. per annum, for a grant to him of the said rentcharge of 500l. per annum forfeited by Lady Gormanstown, during her life. Referred to the LordLieutenant of Ireland. [S.P. Dom. Petition Entry Book 1, p. 384.]
Sept. 6.
Whitehall.
The Earl of Nottingham to the Victuallers of the Navy. The Queen desires you to consign to Mr. Fotherby all the bills for provisions and all other things which shall be laden on board the merchant ships going to the West Indies. [H.O. Letter Book (Secretary's) 2, p. 539.]
Sept. 6.
Whitehall.
The same to the Principal Officers of the Ordnance. To the same effect as the above. [Ibid.]
Sept. 6.
Whitehall.
The same to the Archbishop of Canterbury. I sent you on the 15th of July last, a memorial, presented to the King by the Envoy of the King of Denmark, that you might consider it with the Bishop of London, and report your opinion, The Envoy having renewed his instances on this behalf, as Mr. Blathwayt writes to me. I write this to put you in mind of it, and desire your opinion as soon as possible. [Ibid.]
Sept. 6.
Whitehall.
Passes for John Jacobsen, John Petersen, and John Cornelissen, to go to Harwich and Holland [S.P. Dom. Warrant Book 36, p. 354]; for Jacob van Ro, John Pietersen, Harrick Harrickson, and John Baptist, ditto; for Jacob Janse Hardick, Wouter Brouwer, Peter Williamson, Claas Petersen, Claas Hendricksen, and Jan Jansen, ditto; for Elizabeth Boyd, ditto; for Corbes Arles, and Gerret Bartels, with Annetje Baros, and Ahasuerus, her son, ditto [Ibid., p. 355]; for Daniel Froumis, ditto; for John Vienne, Peter Neufville, and Peter Bersyn, to go to Harwich and Flanders; for Maria Reickel, to go to Harwich and Holland; for Mr. Gerard Burmaster and Abraham Schweyer, his servant, ditto; and for Anna Reininck, with three children, and Margaret Dewring, ditto. [Ibid., p. 356.]
Sept. 6.
Kensington.
Warrant to the Justices of Assize and Gaol Delivery for the Home Circuit, and High Sheriff of Surrey, to insert John Towers in the next general pardon which shall come out for the Home Circuit. without any condition of transportation. [H.O. Warrant Book 6, p. 408.]
Sept. 6.
Kensington.
Warrant to Sir Charles Hedges, Judge of the Admiralty, to grant to Soren Sorensen, master of the ship, St. John, of Copenhagen, a tenth of his said ship, which had been adjudged lawful prize to the privateer, Capt. Stocker, who took the said ship; the said Sorensen now stating that the ship and her whole lading belonged solely to the King of Denmark's subjects. [Ibid., p. 410.]
Sept. 6.
Kensington.
Warrant to the Clerk of the Signet attending, to prepare a bill containing a warrant to the Commissioners of the Treasury, to pay Gregory King, Esq., Lancaster Herald of Arms, 30s. a day, he being employed with Sir William Dutton Colt, Envoy Extraordinary to the Princes of Brunswick and Luneburg, to carry the Order of the Garter to the Elector of Saxony, and to advance him the sum of 250l. for his expenses. [H.O. Warrant Book 6, p. 411.]
Sept. 6.
Kensington.
Warrant for the appointment of Jasper Blythman, esq., barristerat-law, as Recorder and Steward of the borough and soke of Doncaster; he being recommended by the mayor, aldermen, and capital burgesses of the said town. [Ibid., p. 412.]
Sept. 6.
Kensington.
Warrant for the appointment of George Gibson, attorney-at-law, as the Common Clerk, and Clerk of the Statutes of the said borough. [Ibid.]
Sept. 6.
Whitehall.
[R. Yard] to Sir Joseph Williamson, at Cobham Hall. On Saturday last they proceeded in London to the election of an alderman for Aldgate Ward in the place of Sir Peter Rich. The candidates were, on one side, Sir Thomas Rawlinson, who was heretofore Sheriff, and Sir James Smith, and on the other Sir Stephen Evans and Mr. James Houblon, and the choice fell upon the two latter by a majority of 42 voices; they were all accordingly to be presented to the Court of Aldermen, in order to their choosing one of them to be alderman of the said ward. To-day the Lord President with divers other Lords of the Council went into the city to borrow 200,000l. upon the general credit of the Poll Act, which will be complied with. [S.P. Dom. William &; Mary 4, No. 90.]
Sept. 6. Sir Charles Hedges to the Earl of Nottingham. I have searched in the Admiralty Office, in order to give you an account of the matter given in the enclosed letter from the Admiralty of Zealand, and found the proceedings against a ship called the Carolus or Charles, pretended to have been taken by a Zealand privateer called the St. Jacoba. Her last voyage was from Bordeaux to Amsterdam, she was taken by a Flushing privateer from Amsterdam. She was set out again from Bordeaux, and laden for Gottenburg, and was again seized by a Flushing privateer and under that pretence, going into some port belonging to that country, was taken by an English privateer and brought to Dover. Adds further particulars as to the ship in question, her crew, and lading. [H.O. Admiralty 2, p. 431.] Enclosing:—
The Councillors of the Admiralty in Zealand to the Queen. Being assured that you take particularly to heart the good understanding between the English and Dutch nations, we inform you that the inhabitants of the town of Vlissingen (Flushing), who are chiefly concerned in sending out privateers against the French, to the enemy's damage, the service of these States, and the advantage of his Majesty's Revenue, often come to us with complaints concerning the trouble they receive everywhere in England, by detaining privateers, arresting and apprehending captains, frigates, and prizes, upon pretences and quarrels unjustly raised. Every one in England dares take upon him the liberty to arrest and judge the said ships, &c., as he thinks fit, as it has lately happened to Capt. Peter Fredricksen, who was commanding, with his Majesty's commission, a frigate, called the " Jacoba," and having taken a certain prize at sea, bound upon the account of French merchants from Bordeaux to Bruges furnished with the Marquis de Gastanaga's pass, was forced into Plymouth, and as she was sailing from thence hither, was attacked by an English privateer in a hostile manner, brought up at Dover, and confiscated by the inferior Court of Justice at London. Dated at Middleburg, 13 August 1692. [H.O. Admiralty 2, p. 435.]
Sept. 7.
Kensington.
Warrant to Sir Henry Goodrick, to make ready, forthwith, so many more "broaches" for carrying water, as with those already provided, will make up the number of 1,000; and to give order for paying Capt. George St. Loe for the said broaches, 200l. [H.O. Military Entry Book 2, p. 290.]
Sept. 7.
Whitehall.
The Earl of Nottingham to the Commissioners of the Treasury. I send you enclosed, by the Queen's command, a catalogue of medicines and drugs, for the West Indies, that you may adjust this matter, and order the necessary money for this purpose, with all expedition. [H.O. Letter Book (Secretary's) 2, p. 540.]
Sept. 7.
Whitehall.
Passes for Isaac Weghurst, to go to Harwich and Holland; for Titus Pietersen, Hillebrandt Mornson, Henry Bruntmornson, and Nicholas Jaspartsen, ditto; for Lewis Liber, Claas Johnsen, Simon Alberts, and Michael Misner, ditto; for John Johnson, John Lendertsen, Abraham Compine, Martin Johnson, and Henry Barbon, ditto; for Lawrence and Jacob Isaac, brothers, and Moses Isaac, a child, ditto [S.P. Dom. Warrant Book 36, p. 357]; for Bruin Ham, ditto; for Mr. John Ravoux, ditto; for Richard Fisher, ditto; for Tobias Steyn, and his servant, ditto [Ibid., p. 358]; for Mary Gill, Catherine Robinson, Mary Brine, and Elizabeth Hastings, ditto; for Elizabeth Vincent, ditto; for Mr. Lorents Molin, and Erick Hansen, ditto; for Mons. De Suivy, and his servant, ditto [Ibid., p. 359]; and for Charles Barnes, and Samuel Wallis, ditto. [Ibid., p. 361.]
Sept. 7.
Whitehall.
Allowance of the expenses of Robert Molesworth, esq., Envoyextraordinary from their Majesties to the King of Denmark. [H.O. Warrant Book 6, p. 409.]
Sept. 7. Allowance of the expenses of John Methuen, esq., from the 20th of December 1691, to the 20th of June 1692. [Ibid., p. 413.]
Sept. 7.
Whitehall.
Warrant by the Earl of Nottingham authorising Edmund Bohun, esq., to act as his deputy in the licensing of such books and papers as are fit to be licensed, and which by the Act of Parliament for regulating the press are subject to his authority. [Ibid., p. 414.]
Sept. 7.
Vignamont.
General Flemming to the King. He thanks him for the news he has sent concerning the march of the Marquis de Boufflers. He will hold himself in readiness to make the movement the King desires, as he has had the Elector's approval signified to him. He has ordered Count d'Autel to join him, who replied that he would do so if it were not for the difficulties which have arisen among the troops from Munster about the difference in the exchange of money in this country. [S.P. Dom. King William's Chest 12, No. 125.]
Sept. 8.
Whitehall.
Proceedings upon the petition of Nicholas Builly, showing that he has been employed several years about the Court, particularly as chamber-keeper to the Master of Requests, until the office was suppressed; and being now very old and in great want, he prays for an almsman's place in St. Stephen's Hospital, Westminster. Granted on the first vacancy. [S.P. Dom. Petition Entry Book 1, p. 385.]
Sept. 8.
Whitehall.
The Earl of Nottingham to the Commissioners of the Admiralty. The Queen would have you give order to the captains of their Majesties' men-of-war, in case they meet with a great Dutch flyboat called the William, Capt. Nott, commander, sailing with English men and "bandiera." and coming from the Mediterranean, to seize her and bring her into some port of England, and take care she is secured until further order. [H.O. Letter Book (Secretary's) 2, p. 540.]
Sept. 8.
Whitehall.
The same to the Commissioners of the Treasury. To the same effect as the above. [Ibid.]
Sept. 8.
Whitehall.
The same to the Solicitor-General. I desire you will prepare the draft of a commission to pass the Great Seal for holding a court martial in the West Indies as soon as possible. [Ibid., p. 541.]
Sept. 8.
Whitehall.
The same to the Victuallers of the Navy. The Queen would have you order the merchant ships designed for the West Indies to go down to the Buoy of the Nore, next Monday, and to send me an account to-morrow afternoon, what number are wanting for the complement of these ships. [Ibid.]
Sept. 8.
Whitehall.
The same to the officers of the Ordnance. The Queen would have you order an addition of so much powder and shot for the men-ofwar going to the West Indies, as shall make in the whole three score rounds; and the Queen would have you order a proportionable quantity of powder and shot for the three men-of-war now in the West Indies, to be put on board the men-of-war now going or the merchant ships. [Ibid.]
Sept. 8.
Whitehall.
The same to Lord-Chief Justice Treby. I am to acquaint you, that you are one of the Commissioners of Oyer and Terminer who are appointed to meet at Winchester on Monday fortnight and the Queen desires you to be there at that time. [Ibid., p. 542.]
Like letters of the same date were sent to Justice Dolben, Justice Rokeby, Justice Powell, Justice Eyre, Baron Powell, and Mr. Serjeant Pawlet. [Ibid.]
Sept. 8.
Whitehall.
The same to Col. Foulkes. The Queen desires you to attend Mr. Fox, from time to time, to adjust the reckonings of your regiment, and its clearing, so that those composing it may receive all their arrears, for which money is put by the Lords of the Treasury into Mr. Fox's hands. [Ibid.]
Sept. 8.
Whitehall.
Warrant to the Wardens, and other electors of New College, Oxford and of "the College near Winchester, " to admit Henry Parker a scholar of "New College School near Winchester, " at the next election. [H.O. Church Book 1, p. 127.]
Sept. 8.
Kensington.
The like to the same, to elect and admit John Fortrie "a child of the college of Winchester," at the next election. [Ibid., p. 128.]
Sept. 8.
Grammont near Deynse.
Commissions for James Weir to be adjutant-general of the forces in Scotland [S.P. Scotland Warrant Book 15, p. 139]; for Captain John Hay to be major of the Royal Regiment of Scotch Dragoons, commanded by Sir Thomas Levingston [Ibid., p. 140]; for Capt. George Preston to be captain of a troop in the same regiment [Ibid]; for George Douglas to be captain of a troop formerly commanded by Major Patoun in Colonel Cunningham's regiment of dragoons [Ibid., p. 141]; for Alexander Anderson to be captain of a company of foot, lately commanded by Capt. Alexander Stevenson, whereof John Hill is colonel [Ibid.]; for Robert Hamilton, to be captain of a company of foot, formerly commanded by the Master of Bargany, whereof John Buchan is colonel [Ibid., p. 142]; for Andrew Agnew to be captain-lieutenant of the royal regiment of dragoons in Scotland, commanded by Sir Thomas Levingston [Ibid.]; for James MacDougall to be lieutenant of Major John Hay's troop in the same regiment; for James Drummond of Hill to be lieutenant to John, Lord Elphinston's troop of dragoons, whereof Lord Newbattle is colonel [Ibid., p. 143]; for Alexander Dunbar to be lieutenant to William, Master of Forbes' troop of dragoons in Col. Cunningham's regiment; for John Stuart to be captain-lieutenant of Col. John Buchan's regiment of foot [Ibid., p. 144]; for Charles Rosse to be lieutenant of Major John Forbes' company, in Col. Hill's regiment of foot; for John Adams to be lieutenant of the artillery company in Scotland, commanded by Captain Slezer. [Ibid., p. 145]; for John Mitchell, to be lieutenant of Major George Monro's independent company of foot, in Scotland; for Esplaine (sic) Crawford, to be lieutenant of Capt.——'s company of foot, belonging to the garrison at the Bass, now at Castleton [Ibid., p. 146]; for James Bailly to be lieutenant of Capt. Reid's company, in Col. John Buchan's regiment of foot; for Robert Sempill to be cornet to Col. Richard Cunningham's own troop of dragoons [Ibid., p. 147]; for John Chalmers to be ensign to Captain Archibald ——'s company, in Col. John Buchan's regiment of foot; for Hector Monro to be ensign of Major George Monro's independent company of foot [Ibid., p. 148]; and for David Kennedy to be commissary of the train of artillery in Scotland. [Ibid., p. 149.]
Sept. 8.
Grammont near Deynse.
The King to the Privy Council of Scotland. Whereas there are many recruits wanting in the Scotch troops in Flanders, and being desirous that they be made without trouble to the country, we desire they should be chosen out of every company of foot. And because the companies of Hill's regiment and the independent companies are stronger than those of Leslie's and Buchan's regiments, twenty-four men are to be taken out of each of these companies, and all the recruits are to be delivered at Leith to the officers who are sent over for them, who are to pay seven dollars for each of the men to the captains of the companies. To prevent any debate about choosing the men, Sir Thomas Levingston is to order the choice of soldiers fit for the service. [S.P. Scotland Warrant Book 15, p. 149.]
Sept. 8.
Whitehall.
Passes for Paul Kanne, to go to Harwich and Holland [S.P. Dom. Warrant Book 36, p. 359]; for Francis Collins, ditto; for Gerrit Isaacs, Adam Tack, and John Hen, ditto; for James Ponlain and Rachel, his wife, ditto; for Court Johnson, ditto; for Catharina Meyers, with her young daughter, and Hendrina Daniels, ditto [Ibid., p. 360]; for Mons. Le Coque and James his servant, ditto; and for Mr. Thomas Bowles, and John Hoy his servant, ditto. [Ibid., p. 361]
Sept. 8.
Kensington.
Warrant to permit Richard Fagan, son and heir of Christopher Fagan, deceased, late a captain in the Irish army, who was killed by the rapparees at Feltrim for owning his allegiance, to bring a writ of error for reversing the outlawry against the said Christopher Fagan. [S.P. Dom. Signet Office 12, p. 512.]
Sept. 8.
Grammont.
Memorandum as to what can be done during the next winter, to assemble the troops in different bodies and to join them so as to oppose the enemy. [S.P. Dom. King William's Chest 12, No. 126.]
Sept. 9.
Whitehall.
Proceedings upon the petition of Col. John Foulke. States that he being appointed to command in Dublin in 1690, obtained leave from the Lords-Justices to be absent from that command in order to head his regiment. During the time of his command he was at extraordinary expenses, and yet has received nothing on account of the said service, but 100l. which is now charged to the regiment's pay. He was obliged to rent, from the Commissioners of the Revenue, the forfeited house which was first assigned him for his quarters, at 60l. per annum, which he stands obliged to pay. He is in the commission for stating the accounts of the army in Ireland, and has hitherto received no consideration for the same. He was also employed to regulate and disband the Irish forces, in which he gave entire satisfaction, as appears by the Lords-Justices' letters, in which management he saved and returned in his Majesty's Treasury 1,500l. sent with him and designed for that service. He prays therefore for the taking off the charge of 100l. from the regiment's pay, to be discharged from the rent of the said forfeited house, and to receive some further allowance. Referred to the Treasury. [S.P. Dom. Petition Entry Book 1, p. 386.]
Sept. 9.
Whitehall.
Proceedings upon the petition of John Bradford, showing that he was a soldier, 20 years ago, in the ship called the Newcastle, where he served as gunner-mate, and by reason of the noise in the fight he utterly lost his hearing, and being now 70 years of age, prays for an almsman's place in Canterbury. Granted, on the first vacancy. [Ibid., p. 388.]
Sept. 9.
Whitehall.
Proceedings upon the petition of Capt. Patrick Burn, Capt. David Sutton, Cornet Jeremiah Lyons, and Lieut. John Cain. Shows that, upon their Majesties' proclamation (ordering that such as took the benefit thereof should have the same post or full pay) they quitted the Irish service. There is, however, but half-pay allowed them, and that is four months in arrear; they pray for the said arrears, as they design to serve as volunteers in Flanders. Referred to the Secretary of War. [S.P. Dom. Petition Entry Book 1, p. 389.]
Sept. 9.
Whitehall.
Proceedings upon the report of Mr. Clarke, Secretary of War, concerning the petition of the innholders of Westminster. The report is as follows:—I have examined the petition of the innholders within the city and liberty of Westminster, and find that they have only received 6d. a night for hay for each horse of the royal regiment of horse, under the command of the Earl of Oxford, since the time that regiment did duty at Whitehall, and that the guards used to pay 8d., as is alleged in the petition; but in regard the captains of the said regiment produce the discharges of their landlords to the 1st of this instant month, wherein they declare themselves fully satisfied for the quarters of their respective troopers, I am of opinion that there is no reason to look back into what is past; but your Majesty, having allowed and paid the said regiment 8d. a day "extraordinary," the better to enable them to comply with the dearness of provisions in town, I see no reason why, for the time to come, they should not pay 8d. if required, or be left, at least, to make the best bargains they can with their several landlords. Referred back to Mr. Clarke, to give order that directions be issued whereby the petitioners shall be paid 8d. a night for each horse's hay from the 18th of this month. [Ibid., p. 393.]
Sept. 9.
Whitehall.
The Earl of Nottingham to the Commissioners of the Treasury. I enclose the petition of Mr. Carpenter, on behalf of his brother Col. Thomas Hill, lieutenant-governor of St. Cristopher, by the Queen's command, who would have you consider it, and report your opinion what is best to be done for the relief of the said Colonel and the company commanded by him. [H.O. Letter Book (Secretary's) 2, p. 543.]
Sept. 9.
Whitehall.
The same to the same. The Queen, having considered Sir Thomas Southwell's case, lately referred to you, and the report made upon it by Lord Godolphin this day to her at the Cabinet Council, was pleased to order him the sum of 500l., and you are to direct the same to be paid. [Ibid.]
Sept. 9.
Whitehall.
The same to the Commissioners of the Admiralty. Having laid before the Queen the enclosed papers relating to the account of Capt. Hastings, she desires you to allow and pass the said account. [Ibid.]
Sept. 9.
Whitehall.
Passes for Marck Etsese to go to Harwich and Holland, for Jane Mackmullan, Margareth Belingtin, Elizabeth Shurdon, and Mary Burgon, ditto [S.P. Dom. Warrant Book 36, p. 361]; for Abraham Rosier, ditto; for Jodocus Van Beveren, ditto; for Ariaen Reiners, his wife, and one small child, ditto; and for Lodewick Driemeyer, ditto. [S.P. Dom. Warrant Book 36, p. 362.]
Sept. 9.
Kensington.
Warrant to the Recorder of London, and Sheriff of Middlesex, to forbear putting into execution until the 23rd instant, the sentence of death passed upon Francis Turner, for felony. [H.O. Warrant Book 6, p. 414.]
Sept. 9.
Kensington.
Like Warrant to the same on behalf of Jane Forbes, found guilty of felony; she is to be reprieved till Monday the 3rd of October. [Ibid.]
Sept. 9.
London.
The Marquis of Carmarthen to the King. The Queen has allowed me leave of absence for 14 days, in which time I find some of the Lords of the Committee wrote something of their thoughts concerning the Parliament at their next meeting. I should not willingly have written anything of that kind which could have had witnesses to it nor would I have written on that subject now, but by the Queen's command, because no one can say anything upon it, but with great uncertainty.
I suppose my lords rather wrote their fears than their opinions, it being impossible for any man of understanding not to think it necessary to have as great a land force the next year as it was this, and the necessity for it seems to be so obvious that I cannot but hope the greater part of so many gentlemen as are of the House of Commons, must be sensible that their common safety will be concerned in it. That which seems rather like to be the question is, where those men should be employed. The general opinion which has gained amongst most, is that the sending an army into Flanders is not the way to put an end to the war, but that which is far more prevalent amongst the country gentlemen is, that the war there exhausts "the specie of the money" out of the kingdom, which they account worse than payment of the tax and which they think it would not do in any degree so much if the war were carried into France, where the army would either subsist upon the country or all things could be provided from England to them, so that the specie would still remain here.
Probably at the opening of Parliament you will say things which will make much stronger impressions upon their minds than anything else can, and I hope deference will be shown by them to your more discerning judgments. I think the difficulty would not be so great as is imagined were the country gentlemen left to their own thoughts, but cabals are already formed with so much malice between those who would submit to your government and those who would govern you in it, and who think this will be a fair opportunity for encompassing their designs, that I fear more from that spirit of division and opposition which they hope will beget disagreements between you and the Parliament, than I do from anything else, there being in truth no other way for the enemies on either hand to attain their ends.
The prevention of these contrivances will depend chiefly upon your own prudent conduct and interest with persons, there being now no such thing as any particular interest that is considerable enough to do good and it is almost in every man's power to obstruct it. But yet if those who ought to serve you faithfully and who have tasted liberally of your favours, would do so, I should not despair but that there might be a good issue of their next meeting. [S.P. Dom. King William's Chest 12, No. 127.]
Sept. 10.
Whitehall.
Warrant to Sir Henry Goodrick, to cause Capt. Thomas Brown to be entered on the establishment of the train of artillery, to be forthwith provided for the service in the West Indies, as chief fire-master at the allowance of 10s. per diem. [H.O. Military Entry Book 2, p. 291.]
Sept. 10.
Whitehall.
Passes for Frances La Caux and John La Caux, her son, to go to Harwich and embark for Holland; for Jacob Divin, and Lawrence Panning, ditto [S.P. Dom. Warrant Book 36, p. 362]; for Henry Regt, Lawrence Brant, Meyndert Olisfort, Claas Nack, Frederick Willems, and Torbeis Leman, ditto; for William Hops, ditto; for John Hind, Adam Tack, Lucas Johnson, and Tennis Tennissen, ditto; for Isaac Luloe, Peter Balié, Dirick Jacobsen, and Martin Cuyp, ditto; for Barbara Clementson, ditto [Ibid., p. 363]; and for Gille Illen, ditto. [Ibid., p. 364.]
Sept. 10.
Whitehall.
[R. Yard] to Sir Joseph Williamson at Cobham Hall. Admiral Russell came to town last Thursday evening, and went to wait upon the Queen. The Britannia, Sovereign, Victory, and London have come into the River to be laid up, and the Dutch Admiral, with seven of the biggest Dutch ships, has likewise gone home. The rest of our great ships have gone to Spithead, where they will stay eight or ten days longer under the command of Sir John Ashby On Thursday afternoon, about 2 o'clock, an earthquake happened in London and parts adjacent which lasted about a minute and a half and was felt very plainly insomuch that in many places the inhabitants ran out of their houses into the streets thinking they were going to fall about their ears, but I do not hear of any harm done. Their Majesties have appointed Sir William Dutton Colt their Envoy-extraordinary of Lunenburg, and Mr. King, Lancaster, Herald, to carry the Order of the Garter to the Elector of Saxony. Seal of Arms. [S.P. Dom. William &; Mary 4, No. 91.]
Sept. 11.
Whitehall.
The Earl of Nottingham to the Commissioners of the Admiralty. I send you the enclosed affidavits, by which you will see that Capt. Oakes continues to press men from the ships going to the West Indies, notwithstanding the orders from the Council and from you. The service is of so great importance, and the difficulty of getting men for this voyage so great, that every obstruction to it should be severely punished. [H.O. Letter Book (Secretary's) 2, p. 544.]
Sept. 11.
Whitehall.
Pass for Jane Dobson and her small child, to go to Harwich and Holland. [S.P. Dom. Warrant Book 36, p. 364.]
Sept. 12.
Whitehall.
The Earl of Nottingham to the Victuallers of the Navy. I have your letter of the 10th instant, and have acquainted the Lords of the Admiralty with your information about Mr. Oakes. I must again desire from you an account of how many men the merchant ships designed for the West Indies want, in order to their being able to sail and perform this voyage. [H.O. Letter Book (Secretary's) 2, p. 544.]
Sept. 12.
Whitehall.
Passes for Mr. Richard Simpson, to go to Harwich and Holland; for John and Philip Nicols, brothers, ditto; for John Hermanns, ditto; for Robert Bourgeois, ditto [S.P. Dom. Warrant Book 36, p. 364]; for William Van Ryssen, ditto; for Henry Lambkin, ditto; for Nicholas le Fevre, ditto; for Frans Vanden Berge, Joseph Baptist Vanden Broeck, and Lambert Van Groningen, ditto; for Anthony Petersen, Jacob Armouts, John Francen, and Hierome Aldersen, ditto [Ibid., p. 365]; for Cornelis Teynagel, ditto; for Count de Valsasain, lieutenant-general of horse to the King of Spain, with his servants, baggage and necessaries, to go to Harwich and embark for Flanders; for Mrs. Elizabeth Eaton; Mary Hussey, and Adam Bennet, her servants, to go to Harwich and Holland; and for Cornet Christopher Bentinck, with two servants, ditto. [Ibid., p. 366.]
Sept. 12.
Whitehall.
Allowance of the expenses of Sir William Dutton Colt, as EnvoyExtraordinary from their Majesties to the Dukes of Brunswick and Luneburg, and to the Landgrave of Hesse Cassel, from the 27th of May to the 28th of August 1692. [H.O. Warrant Book 6, p. 415.]
Sept. 12.
Whitehall.
[R. Yard] to Sir Joseph Williamson at Cobham Hall. The Dutch mail came in yesterday; the Gazette contains all the public news it brought. It seems the design upon Dunkirk meets with unexpected difficulties, and those so great that they have not thought fit to proceed upon it further than to bombard it by sea, and the forces which were at Furnes have marched to Dixmude, of which place they possessed themselves on the 7th, and are now going to fortify it. They tell us that something else will be attempted, but what is not yet known. The Duke of Savoy's sickness will, it is feared, retard the progress of his forces in Dauphiny. In the meantime the French are certainly in great alarms on that side. [S.P. Dom. William &; Mary 4, No. 92.]
Sept. 12.
The Hague.
The States General to the Queen on behalf of Robert Boiset and others, owners of the ship City of Copenhagen. [H.O. Admiralty 2, p. 429.]
Sept. 13.
Whitehall.
Commission for Charles Richards, esq., to be captain of the company of which Capt. Godfrey Richards was late captain in Col. John Foulkes' regiment of foot. [H.O. Military Entry Book 2, p. 291.]
Sept. 13.
Whitehall.
Proceedings upon the petition of William Sutton, George Hagar, and Edmund Buckridge, gent. Shows that their Majesties have granted letters patent to William Sutton, bearing date the 15th of September last, for the sole use, etc., of an invention for making all sorts of linen and woollen cloths to hold water; they have now found a new art "of whitening of linen cloth better and cheaper than hitherto," and they pray for letters patent for the sole use and exercise of their invention in Ireland. Referred to the LordLieutenant. [S.P. Dom. Petition Entry Book 1, p. 389.]
Sept. 13.
Whitehall.
Proceedings upon the report of the Lords of the Treasury concerning Mr. Horde's petition. The report is as follows:—We have considered the petition of Charles Horde, of London, merchant, praying for license to import into this kingdom, a quantity of indigo taken by the French in the ship, the Friend's Adventure, Capt. Ingle commander, and carried into St. Malo, which is redeemed on his account, and for our better information therein, have referred it to the Commissioners of the Customs, from whom we have received a report, to which we pray your Majesty to be referred, having no objection thereunto. Referred back to the Treasury to order accordingly. [S.P. Dom. Petition Entry Book 1, p. 390.]
Sept. 13.
Whitehall.
Proceedings upon the petition of Thomas Jefferson, showing that he was a soldier in King Charles's time, and garrisoned at Carlisle, and being now reduced to great poverty, he prays an almsman's place in the cathedral church of Carlisle. Granted upon the first vacancy. [Ibid., p. 392.]
Sept. 13.
Whitehall.
Proceedings upon the petition of George Hagar, Edmund Buckridge, and William Sutton. Shows that some of them are inventors of "making and colouring paper," and that they are "come to the perfection of colouring leather so as to make it hold its color," which invention was never practised in Ireland. They pray for letters patent for the sole use of it in that kingdom, during 14 years. Referred to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland. [Ibid.]
Sept. 13.
Whitehall.
The Earl of Nottingham to Lord Jermyn. I have your letters of the 4th and 6th instant; the Queen gives you leave to come away from Jersey as soon as you think fit, leaving proper and safe directions with the lieutenant-governor. [H.O. Letter Book (Secretary's) 2, p. 544.]
Sept. 13.
Whitehall.
The same to Sir Robert Cotton and Mr. Frankland. Having laid before the Queen the letter which you received from the Duke of Leinster about the packet-boat between Niewport and Dover, she desires you would not send any letters by that conveyance until further order. [Ibid., p. 558.]
Sept. 13.
Whitehall.
A proclamation for the discovery and apprehending highwaymen and robbers, and for a reward to the discoverers. Printed. [S.P. Dom. Proclamations, Vol. 5, p. 82.]
Sept. 13.
Whitehall.
The same for the better discovery of seditious libellers. Printed. [Ibid., p. 83.]
Sept. 13.
Whitehall and Kensington.
Passes for Abel Fichet to go to Harwich and Holland; for Mr. John Clerke, a merchant, and Peter Godark his servant to go to Falmouth, and embark for the Groyne [S.P. Dom. Warrant Book 36, p. 366]; for Count de Valsasain to go to Brussels [Ibid., p. 367]; for Baron de Baumgarten, ditto [Ibid., p. 368]; for Anthony Gunter Gordann to go to Harwich and Holland; for Martin Laersen, ditto; for John Evertse, ditto; for John Jelissen and William Agment, ditto; for Martinje Porsoo, and Anna Pauluse, with two small children, ditto; for John Maas, ditto [Ibid., p. 369]; for John La Salle, ditto; and for Elizabeth Vande Velde, her brother, and her daughter, and Catherine Van Houte, ditto. [S.P. Dom. Warrant Book 36, p. 370.]
Sept. 13.
Whitehall.
The Earl of Nottingham to the Lord-Lieutenant. Her Majesty would have you dispose the parliament-men as much as possible to agree to make the Militia Act perpetual. I did not know that any favour was intended to the papists of Ireland more than their Majesties are obliged, in justice, to allow them, and is necessary for the peace of that country. The bill about the lawyers of Galway was not returned because it was a contradiction to the Act made here. The clause relating to Mr. Brown's creditors may be inserted in some other act, as you shall judge proper; but you will do well to cause that matter to be thoroughly examined, for it has been represented to the Queen as if, in truth, there were no just grounds for Mr. Browne's pretensions, at least not for so great a sum as is demanded. If, however, there is, and it be due to protestants, as it was reasonable they should be satisfied, the papists cannot complain, it being one of the articles made by themselves at Limerick. Mr. Ash has already the preferment you desire for him. The Queen will not state her pleasure as to the place of Master of the Rolls till the King returns. [S.P. Ireland King's Letter Book 1, p. 431.]
Sept. 13.
Whitehall.
[R. Yard] to Sir Joseph Williamson at Cobham Hall. We received the Dutch Gazette containing all the news on Sunday last and little remains to be added here. It seems the design of attacking or bombarding Dunkirk by land was found so full of difficulties that it was not thought fit to undertake it, and the Duke of Leinster's forces marched to Dixmude. They also intend to bombard Dunkirk by sea. The subscriptions for the loan, which the Queen desired of the City, are made with such readiness and cheerfulness that it is believed the whole sum demanded will be speedily raised. We have an account from Ireland that the Kempthorne, a rich homeward bound East India ship, had arrived at Kinsale with two ships more from the Barbadoes whence the Kempthorne, came last. Last week the Earl of Montagu was married to the Duchess of Albemarle, [S.P. Dom. William &; Mary 4, No. 93.]
Sept. 13.
Whitehall.
Warrant to the Chapter of the Cathedral of Hereford, to elect John Tyler as Dean of the said Cathedral, in succession to Dr. George Benson, deceased. [S.P. Dom. Signet Office 12, p. 526.]
Sept. 13.
Huy.
General Flemming to the King. Informing him of the course taken by the Marquis de Boufflers on his march; he is now camped near to the village of Fronville, where he has been joined by Count de Arcour. The enemy has 8,000 horse, besides infantry and artillery. [S.P. Dom. King William's Chest, No. 128.]
Sept. 13. Sir Francis Wheeler to the Earl of Nottingham. Having asked me to acquaint you of what things I think necessary to be done, in order to put the affairs of our expedition on such a foot as may answer her Majesty's intent and give the officers, seamen, and soldiers, all imaginable satisfaction, and having to go down to Portsmouth to-morrow, to sail my ship to Spithead, I give you the enclosed proposals. The Lords of the Admiralty intend to consult about contingent money and a fund to support sick seamen, today; they will not send more provisions now, but will take care that we shall not want. [H.O. Admiralty 2, p. 443.] Enclosing:—
Proposals offered to the Earl of Nottingham by Sir Francis Wheeler, touching the West India expedition.
First. That the soldiers being victualled at short allowance for 2,000 men for six months, of which period nearly two will be spent in our outward voyage and at least ten or twelve weeks upon any occasion, to bring them home and very often none to be bought for money and at the best for excessive prices, I hold it absolutely necessary that three months victuals ought to be sent with the later Barbadoes and Jamaica convoy.
Second. That to prevent any misfortune that may hereafter arise through want of victuals, by the convoy miscarrying, both among the soldiers and seamen, a letter of credit may be sent to the governments of New England and New York to furnish what provisions Col. Foulkes and I shall send for, drawing bills of exchange on the Lords of the Treasury; and that the same credit may be sent, in relation to the want of masts and other naval stores, upon any exigencies of battle or hurricanes; these stores and provisions being much cheaper than there in England. And that these letters of credit may be sent directly to these Governments with duplicates by us.
Thirdly. That in case it be thought fit the squadron continue abroad, that in July and August, the usual times for hurricanes, I may have leave, but not order, to go to New England to avoid those sad accidents which may happen to our great ships, to which I refer to the seventh article of my former proposals.
Fourth. That Col. Foulkes and I may be in their Majesties' Council in all the Plantations, where we shall go, taking place next the Governors.
Fifth. That it may be inserted in my instructions to send for the Mordaunt from Jamaica, when the Falcon goes there.
Sixth. That whereas her Majesty is pleased to give all the booty that shall be taken to the officers and soldiers who shall be acting in that service, and as I am a flag-officer at sea, and next in succession to Col. Foulks on land, I desire it may be inserted what share of booty I shall have, when it shall so happen that I shall be ashore and venture my life in that service. And that it may be laid down that the Council of War shall see the distribution of the booty. And that her Majesty's intentions may be put in print, for satisfaction to the officers, seamen, soldiers, and planters, to be sent to the Governors of the several plantations.
Seventh. That if the squadron and the soldiers come home in the summer time, it would be better to attack the city of Quebec in the Lake of Canada and lay it in ashes; and that in such case we may call at New England to consult with the Government touching that affair. [Ibid., p. 447.]
Sept. 14.
Whitehall.
Proceedings upon the petition of Thomas Pye, captain of the English privateer, William and Mary sloop. Shows that he has piloted his Majesty to and from Flanders, and performed other service with which his Majesty has been pleased to take notice and thereupon to grant him letters of marque; that his said sloop, in November next, will have been employed a year as a privateer, and has cost him and the partners in maintaining the said sloop and company and in bringing in prizes and other " correspondencies," above 1,000l.; that the sole prize which has been condemned to him is a ship called the Young Isaac being bound from London to France, and lying at anchor in Dover Road, at low water, when all the privateers were on ground, the said ship Young Isaac cut her cable and was going to France, and would have gone, had not the petitioner gone off in a boat and seized her by virtue of his commission which he had then with him; that since the ship was condemned to him by the Lords of Appeal, there has been a seizure made on behalf of her Majesty, claiming the same, as a perquisite of the Admiralty, for that the said ship was seized by the petitioner in a boat which did not belong to him, and thereupon Sir Charles Hedges has declared in court that he looks upon the said ship as a perquisite of the Admiralty, and ought to be so condemned. Prays and hopes her Majesty will be pleased to remit the strictness of the law in this case and grant the ship and lading to him, as if the same had been taken by his own ship. Referred to the Admiralty. [S.P. Dom. Petition Entry Book 1, p. 394.]
Sept. 14.
Grammont, near Deynze.
The King to the Privy Council of Scotland. You are to issue a warrant authorising the officers sent over to beat drums, for making as many more recruits as will complete their regiments. [S.P. Scotland Warrant Book 15, p. 150.]
Sept. 14.
Grammont, near Deynze.
The same to the Lords of the Treasury of Scotland requiring them to state the arrears of John Forbes of Forbestown as cornet to the Master of Forbes' troop, and to draw a precept on Sir George Hamilton of Barneton for payment thereof, out of the super-plus of the excise and supply in his hands. [Ibid.]
Sept. 14.
Whitehall.
Passes for Mr. Christian Klader, to go to Harwich and Holland; for Joseph Troster and his wife, ditto; for Peter Van Gansen and Arent Janse Berckman, ditto; for Adrian Groenenberg, ditto [S.P. Dom. Warrant Book 36, p. 370]; for Isaac Willemsz and Dirck Paulusz, ditto; and for Israel Hourdebourg, ditto. [Ibid., p. 371.]
Sept. 15.
Whitehall.
Proceedings upon the petition of Christopher Perkins, and William Waller, gent. Shows that they have been inhabitants of the counties of Limerick and Tipperary for 30 years and upwards; that during the troubles there they have been great sufferers, having not only been imprisoned and plundered, but whole towns of their own building, of very considerable value, burnt by the rebels; and that they have been at great charge in projecting and erecting a penny post-office in Ireland, which in time may be as useful as in England, and not only be of a general good to the country, but also of a great advantage to the Post Office there. They pray a patent to set up and exercise the said office in Ireland for 21 years, or such other term as her Majesty shall think fit, exempting all others from breaking in upon them. Referred to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland for report. [S.P. Dom. Petition Entry Book 1, p. 394.]
Sept. 15.
Whitehall.
Proceedings upon the petition of William Harrison, showing that he has served King Charles II. and lost the use of his right arm at sea in his service; and being now 65 years old and very poor, he prays for an almsman's place in the cathedral church of Canterbury. Granted upon the first vacancy. [Ibid., p. 395.]
Sept. 15.
Whitehall.
The Earl of Nottingham to the Commissioners of the Treasury. I enclose, by the Queen's command, copies of a letter, and two other papers, which I received from Lord Sydney, that you may consider them. [H.O. Letter Book (Secretary's) 2, p. 545.]
Sept. 15.
Whitehall.
The same to the same. I enclose, by the Queen's command, a letter from Mr. Cox, late Envoy-Extraordinary to Switzerland, relating to his arrears, and a paper concerning some cloth, which was seized in January 1690, and is now remaining in the messenger's hands; you are to give directions upon them as you shall think fit. [Ibid.]
Sept. 15.
Whitehall.
The same to the same. The Queen desires you to write to the Governors of New England and New York, to furnish Sir Francis Wheeler and Col. Foulkes, with such provisions for the use of the squadron and land forces, under their command, as they shall desire, assuring the said governors that they shall be paid for the same upon the bills they shall send you. [Ibid.]
Sept. 15.
Whitehall.
The same to the same. Having laid the enclosed letter of the Lord-Lieutenant on behalf of Mr. Justice Cox, and his petition, before the Queen. I transmit the same to you, that you may consider it, and report your opinion thereon. [Ibid., p. 546.]
Sept. 15.
Whitehall.
The same to the Victuallers of the Navy. The Queen commands you to prepare three months' victuals for 2,000 soldiers, of the same species and proportions as you are already directed to provide for the soldiers going to the West Indies. [Ibid.]
Sept. 15.
Whitehall.
The same to the Commissioners of the Great Seal. I desire you will give order for inserting the names of Edmund Bohun in the commission for the peace for Middlesex and the city of Westminster. I have made him my deputy for licensing books, and the Archbishop of Canterbury and the Bishop of London intend to give him a like deputation for such books as they are authorised to license. That he should discharge his duty better it is necessary he should be a justice of the peace. [Ibid.]
Sept. 15.
Whitehall.
Passes for William Vischer to go to Harwich and Holland; for Mr. René Rabeaut, ditto; for Mrs. Simpson, Mrs. Dickinson, and Mrs. Cooke, ditto [S.P. Dom. Warrant Book 36, p. 371]; and for Mr. George Littlefair, and Peter Day and Richard Lawrence, his two servants, ditto. [Ibid., p. 375.]
Sept. 15.
Kensington.
Warrant approving the appointment of Thomas Powell, esq., as town clerk of Gloucester, he having been recommended by the mayor, aldermen, and burgesses of the same town. [H.O. Warrant Book 6, p. 416.]
Sept. 15.
Whitehall.
[R. Yard] to Sir Joseph Williamson at Cobham Hall. The Dutch post came in yesterday, but brought very little news as you will see by the Gazette. The Duke of Savoy's illness seems to have given some stop to his progress in Dauphiny, but he being now in a hopeful way of recovery, we may expect his forces will march on and attempt something further before they go into winter quarters, at least that they will take care to secure them within the French dominions. The Germans on the Lower Rhine have had a little shock by the ill conduct of the officers who commanded them. The French say they killed and took 600 of the Germans, but these own to have lost in all but 200. We shall now soon hear that the troops everywhere are going into winter quarters. They seemed, by the last letters, to be preparing for it in Flanders, and it is generally believed that the King will be at Loo this week, and in England about the beginning of next month. Seal. [S.P. Dom. William & Mary 4, No. 94.]
Sept. 15.
Grammont.
Memorandum as to how the enemy will be able to march from Deynze towards the Meuse. [S.P. Dom. King William's Chest 12, No. 129.]
Sept. 15.
Grammont.
Memorandum of a similar nature. [Ibid., No. 130.]
Sept. 16.
Whitehall.
Proceedings upon the petition of George Treswell Fashaw, gent., Elizabeth Plowden, and Ursula Grimston, spinsters. Shows that Dame Katherine Treswell, widow, deceased, left by her will and codicil dated in April and August, 1671 (amongst other legacies to several other persons) to the said Elizabeth Plowden 6l. a year and to Ursula Grimston 10l. a year for their lives, and to the said Treswell Fashaw who was then and still is a cripple, 500l. to be raised out of her estate, and 15l. a year towards his maintenance to be paid to him till he could be put to a trade or profession, and by her said will named Piers Butler esq. and two others executors, to whom she devised all her personal and real estates in Ireland for 60 years; that the two other executors refusing to act in the said executorship and trust, the whole management thereof was left to said Piers Butler who, out of the personal estate of the said Dame Katherine Treswell, discharged the funeral expenses and paid her debts and legacies as far as the same extended; but the said Butler being in England, and the said real estate all lying in Ireland, he left the management of it to Francis Plowden esq., the brother and heir of the said Richard Plowden who entered upon it, and satisfied all the debts and legacies except what relates to the petitioners. Before the said 500l. could be raised and paid by the said Francis Plowden to the said Fashaw, he attained the age of 21 years, and the said Plowden being active in the late rebellion, stands outlawed for high treason, and the inheritance seized, and the said 500l. and interest, ever since January 1688 aforesaid, are all unpaid. The petitioners are advised that the said estate is, notwithstanding, chargeable with the payment of the said 500l., and the said annuities, and they pray such relief as to her Majesty shall seem meet. Referred to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland. [S.P. Dom. Petition Entry Book 1, p. 396.]
Sept. 16.
Whitehall.
The Earl of Nottingham to the Officers of the Ordnance. I desire you will let me know whether the thing demanded by Col. Foulkes, mentioned in your letter to me, can be supplied to him at Portsmouth. [H.O. Letter Book (Secretary's) 2, p. 547.]
Sept. 16.
Whitehall.
The same to the Commissioners of the Admiralty. Some West India ships, and the Kempthorne, a rich East India ship, having been lately chased into Kinsale by some French privateers, the Queen desires you to appoint some ships, as well for the security of those ships in their coming home, as for the security of that coast. [Ibid.]
Sept. 16.
Whitehall.
The same to the Victuallers of the Navy. The Queen desires you to provide the victuals I mentioned in my last, as soon as may be, and if you cannot do it of the proper species, you are to supply the defect out of such other species as can be had. You are to apply for money to the Treasury who will give order for it. [Ibid. p. 548.]
Sept. 16.
Whitehall.
The same to Mr. Bedford. The Queen would have you inform yourself, from the Judge of the Admiralty, of the reasons and grounds of his condemning the ship the City of Copenhagen, and send me an account thereof. [Ibid.]
Sept. 16.
Whitehall.
The same to the Commissioners for the Exchange of Prisoners. The Queen directs you to send back 400 or 500 of the French prisoners, and, at the same time, to complain of the hard usage of her subjects who fall into the hands of the French, particularly in putting both masters and seamen into dungeons and allowing much less to them than is given to the French here, without making any distinction between masters and mariners, as is done here. There is also another matter which ought to be redressed, which is the detaining of masters there when they send back the common men, this is contrary to the capitulation, and therefore you must demand the restitution of all. But you must take notice that such commanders of their ships as serve by commission from the late King [James] are not to be restored, because they are not included in the capitulation. [Ibid.]
Sept. 16.
Whitehall.
The same to the Commissioners of the Treasury. Having laid before the Queen a letter which I received from President De La Tour, concerning the payments due to his master, she commands me to acquaint you with the contents of it, which are, that having received 72,000 crowns from Sir Joseph Herne at a high exchange and long payments, there nevertheless remains behind 20,000 crowns as appears by a former letter of his. [Ibid., p. 549.]
Sept. 16.
Whitehall.
Passes for Mr. John Stapleton, Mrs. Alice Eldred and John Williamson, his servants, to go to Harwich and Holland; for Jacob Fassicke, ditto; for Hessel Johns, ditto; for Maria Pels, ditto; for Sir Henry Furnes, and Timothy Bridverty and Anthony Deminge, his two servants, with Nicholas Carew, esq., and William Craford, ditto [S.P. Dom. Warrant Book 36, p. 372]; for Robert Chadburne and Matthew Desborow, ditto; for Jacob Detenon, ditto; for James Kitson, a messenger, ditto [Ibid., p. 373.]; and for Simon Du Bourg, to go to Falmouth, and embark for Portugal, and to return hither. [Ibid., p. 375.]
Sept. 16. Sir Charles Hedges to Mr. Warre, concerning the Danish ship, Madame Ann. [H.O. Admiralty 2, p. 451.]
Sept. 17.
Whitehall.
Passes for Mr. Craggs and his servant to go to Harwich, and embark for Holland; for Mrs. Simpson, Mrs. Dickinson, Mrs. Cooke, and Henry Hastington, ditto [S.P. Dom. Warrant Book 36, p. 373]; for Jacob Robertsen, ditto; for Peter Dupon, his wife and two children, ditto; for Bastian Brandts, ditto; for Jasper Van Dist, ditto; and for John Brissant, ditto. [Ibid., p. 374.]
Sept. 17.
Whitehall.
[R. Yard] to Sir Joseph Williamson, at Cobham Hall. 70,000l. of the loan which the Queen lately desired of the City is already paid into the Exchequer, and there is no doubt made but that the rest will be raised within the time desired by her Majesty. The St. Albans prize has taken and brought to Yarmouth a French vessel of 2 guns and 36 men. Yesterday Col. Wolseley kissed the Queen's hand as Master of the Ordnance in Ireland and Col. Beeston as Lieutenant-Governor of Jamaica. [S.P. Dom. William &; Mary 4, No. 95.]
[Sept. 17.] Request by Lord Lucas that a commission be issued for Major Peter Leckuse to be a deputy-lieutenant of the Tower Hamlets in the place of Major Feild, deceased. [Ibid., No. 96.]
Sept. 19.
Whitehall.
Proceedings upon the petition of Catherine and Ellen Darcy, orphans. Shows that they are daughters of Nicholas Darcy of Platin in Ireland, esq., and that their mother was niece to the late Duke of Ormond. Their mother died in 1686, leaving them but five and six years old, and they were, by their father, put into the care of one Mrs. Purcell in Dublin, where they have continued ever since. Their father died in Limerick soon after the battle of the Boyne and his house (within a mile of the place where the battle was fought) was plundered of all its goods, and all their father's writings were destroyed or taken away, so that they do not know, nor have they any writing to produce, to enable them to demand their portions or other maintenance, but have lived by charity, procured for them by the said Mrs. Purcell, ever since. She, being no longer able to maintain herself or them, petitioned the LordsJustices for some relief out of their father's estate but could obtain none, the said estate being now seized into their Majesties' hands. The petitioners pray her Majesty to order the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland to cause to be paid to them some relief out of the profits of their father's estate, to prevent them from starving, and some small relief to clothe them at present. Referred to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland. [S.P. Dom. Petition Entry Book 1, p. 397.]
Sept. 19.
Whitehall.
Proceedings upon the petition of Frances Arabella Bellew, eldest daughter of Sir William Wentworth. Shows that upon her marriage with Walter Bellew, eldest son to Lord Bellew, in consideration of 6,000l., 150l. were settled per annum on Sir Peter Apsley in trust for her use out of the said Lord Bellew's estate in Ireland, which is lately granted to Lord Sydney, by which means she (with a child of five years old, and herself ready to lie in) is reduced to a deplorable condition. Prays that the said 150l. per annum may be restored to her. Referred to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland. [S.P. Dom. Petition Entry Book 1, p. 397.]
Sept. 19. Proceedings upon the petition of Robert Edgworth, esq., and Catherine Edgworth, alias Tyrell, his wife. Shows that Sir Edward Tyrell, bart., the petitioner Catherine's father, was employed in King James's time in Ireland, but never bore arms against their Majesties and died in February 1690; that she is the only daughter and heir of the said Sir Edward, and ought, of right, to have his estate, being married to the said Robert Edgworth since her father's death; that the said Sir Edward was indebted to several people in his lifetime, who seized upon his estate, which remains now in their possession; that the said Robert Edgworth's father and two of his brothers are in their Majesties' service, and that he himself raised a militia troop in Ireland, and maintained it at his own cost with zeal and diligence; that the said Sir Edward was outlawed long after his death, and though the same be void in itself, yet the petitioners are excluded from claiming right to his estate. They pray for the reversal of the said outlawry. Referred to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland. [Ibid., p. 398.]
Sept. 19.
Whitehall.
The Earl of Nottingham to the Officers of the Ordnance. The Queen would have the enclosed demands [list entered] of Col. Foulkes complied with; no time is to be lost in putting the materials on board the ships in the river, or otherwise sending them by land to Portsmouth. [H.O. Letter Book (Secretary's) 2, p. 549.]
Sept. 19.
Whitehall.
Pass for Jonathan Perrie and Thomas Jones, his servant, to go to Harwich and Holland. [S.P. Dom. Warrant Book 36, p. 375.]
Sept. 19.
Whitehall.
[R. Yard] to Sir Joseph Williamson at Cobham Hall. We have an account to-day from Plymouth that a frigate had brought there a St. Malo privateer of 32 guns, which she took on the 12th instant off Scilly after a fight of several hours wherein the captain of the privateer and several of his men were killed. From Portsmouth they write that Sir John Ashby sailed yesterday morning with 25 men of war and several fireships from Spithead to the westward to look after 16 French men-of-war, which were bound from St. Malo to Brest, but were forced back into the Channel by the late high westerly winds. This morning a Dutch mail came in, and brought letters from his Majesty's camp at Grammont of the 12th instant, which tell us that some of his Majesty's coaches were sent away the day before and that it was believed his Majesty himself would leave the army in 3 or 4 days and go to Loo. Our troops were fortifying Dixmude, into which they had put a good garrison, and the Duke of Leinster with the forces under his command was encamped near that place. The Count De Noyelles commands 5 regiments at Furnes. The Duke of Luxemburg was still about Courtray, and the Marquis De Boufflers had marched into the diocese of Cologne where he put the country under contribution. The letters from France say that the Duke of Savoy's troops had marched back from Gap towards Ambrun, and that he himself had removed from thence to Coni, and the French seem to persuade themselves that the campaign is going to end on that side. [S.P. Dom. William &; Mary 4, No. 97.]
Sept. 19. Answer to Count Oxenstiern's memorial, relative to Swedish ships taken as prizes. [H.O. Admiralty 2, p. 455.]
Sept. 19. Report to Sir Charles Hedges on Swedish ships, with remarks upon the Swedish passes. [Ibid., p. 479.]
Sept. 20.
Whitehall.
The Earl of Nottingham to the Victuallers of the Navy. I have laid your letter, of yesterday, before the Queen, who approves of what you propose in it concerning the three months victuals for the 2,000 men and would have you provide the same as soon as you can. [H.O. Letter Book (Secretary's) 2, p. 550.]
Sept. 20.
Whitehall.
The same to the Commissioners of the Treasury. The Queen would have you expedite the report, which you were, sometime since, desired to make about paying the troops employed in the West Indies, out of the Revenue there, and what agreements you have made with the merchants for furnishing money " upon the place. " [Ibid.]
Sept. 20.
Whitehall.
The same to Sir Francis Wheeler. I have your letter of the 18th, and have laid it before the Queen, who has directed you shall have the share alloted to a colonel of all prizes or booty taken in any action at land where you shall serve; but in regard that it may be reasonable in that case, that you shall be at the head of some seamen in such action, she has appointed the number of them to be 400 men belonging to the ships of this (sic) squadron, or more. And as often as you shall serve on land, with so many under your command, where any prize or booty shall be taken, the Queen orders you a colonel's share. I let you know this before the rules are printed, because it will not be so easy afterwards to make an alteration in them. [Ibid., p. 551.]
Sept. 20.
Whitehall.
The same to the Solicitor-General. The Queen would have you prepare a proclamation, in the usual form, for the sitting of parliament, leaving a blank for the day; this is to be presented to her in council on Thursday. [Ibid.]
Sept. 20.
Whitehall.
The same to the Commissioners of the Treasury. I enclose a copy of a report of the Lords of the Admiralty, by the Queen's command, who has appointed this matter to be laid before her in council next Thursday, and you are to consider it, and offer her what you shall judge proper. [Ibid.]
Sept. 20.
Whitehall.
The same to the Commissioners for Exchange of Prisoners. The Queen would have you take care that Mr. D'Ayrolles, one of Mr. Blathwayt's servants, is exchanged among the first prisoners, after those you are now sending over into France, and that you insist upon it to exchange no more till you are assured that the French will comply with you herein. [H.O. Letter Book (Secretary's) 2, p. 552.]
Sept. 20.
Whitehall.
Warrant to the Clerk of the Signet attending to prepare a bill containing the royal assent and confirmation to the election of William, Bishop of St. Asaph, as Bishop of Lichfield, in succession to Dr. Thomas Wood. [H.O. Church Book 1, p. 128.]
Sept. 20.
Whitehall.
The same to the same to prepare a bill containing the presentation of Robert Mitchell, clerk, to the vicarage of Maker in Cornwall, and the diocese of Exeter, void by the resignation of Robert Hoblyn. [Ibid., p. 129.]
Sept. 20.
Whitehall.
Passes for Mary Hipwell and one child, Eve Keyle, Eleonore Glass, and Eleonore Stenton, to go to Harwich, and embark for Holland; for Moses Saportas, ditto; for Matthias De Castro, ditto [S.P. Dom. Warrant Book 36, p. 375]; for Dirck Johnsen and John Cruyck with their wives, ditto; for William Philips, and John, his son, ditto; for David Alvarenga, Salomon Alvarer, his wife and his mother, — Abraham and — Jacob, ditto; for Mrs. Catherine, and Mrs. Elizabeth Tiffin, Ensign Ball, and Ensign Rynd, with Mary Kirke, Mary Cowden, and John Mullen, their servants, ditto [Ibid., p. 376]; for Hendrick Van Hemels and John De Vedt, ditto; and for John Durieux, ditto. [Ibid., p. 377.]
Sept. 20.
Whitehall.
The Earl of Nottingham to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland Mrs. Catherine and Mrs. Ellen Darcy, being objects of great compassion, I recommend their petition, here enclosed, to you, and desire you will make report upon it with all speed. Petition not entered. [S.P. Ireland King's Letter Book 1, p. 350.]
Sept. 20.
Whitehall.
Warrant to the Commissioners of the Admiralty to grant to Henry, Viscount Sydney, George Doddington, esq., and others, the French ship, Hope, of Rochelle, homeward bound from Martinique, taken by their ship called the Sea Horse, in returning from the West Indies, whither the said Sea Horse had gone to recover a wreck granted to the said Lord Sydney, George Doddington and others. [H.O. Warrant Book 6, p. 419.]
Sept. 20.
Whitehall.
Warrant for the payment, out of the Revenues in Ireland, to Sir Charles Porter, of the yearly sum of 1,000l. in addition to the like sum payable to him by the present establishment, in respect of his office of Chancellor of Ireland. [S.P. Dom. Signet Office 12, p. 514.]
Sept. 20.
Whitehall.
List of soldiers, invalided, deserted, dead, prisoners, wounded, and killed in the battle of Steinkirk, and also of those who have returned from the hospitals and re-engaged themselves in the service of the King's infantry, from the 1st June to the 20th of September. [S.P. Dom. King William's Chest 12, No. 131.]
Sept. 21.
Whitehall.
Proceedings upon the petition of Thomas Neale, esq., and Richard Frith, junior, gent., showing that they have found a new way of making both white, brown, and blue paper of a material of which store may be had in England and Ireland, " without using coarse or fine rags or linen cloths," of which paper has heretofore been made. They pray for letters patent for 14 years in England and Ireland. Referred to the Attorney or Solicitor-General. [S.P. Dom. Petition Entry Book 1, p. 400.]
Sept. 21.
Whitehall.
The Earl of Nottingham to the Commissioners of the Admiralty. I enclose the Lord-Lieutenant's answer to what I wrote to him at your desire about the officers of the navy at Kinsale. [H.O. Letter Book (Secretary's) 2, p. 552.]
Sept. 21.
Whitehall.
Passes for Susanna Elizabeth Verstevens, and her two small children, to go to Harwich and Holland; for Mrs. Catherine Bruta, and Anne Haughton, her maid servant, ditto [S.P. Dom. Warrant Book 36, p. 377]; and for Mr. D'Alegre, and Mrs. St. Sylvain, ditto [Ibid., p. 378.]
Sept. 21.
Whitehall.
Warrant for discharging William Shaw of all further sums owing by him as surety for Patrick McGill and others, who, in 1686, farmed from the then Commissioners of the Revenue in Ireland, the Hearth Money for the counties of Down and Antrim at the rent of 3,215l., which was in arrear. [S.P. Dom. Signet Office 12, p. 516.]
Sept. 21.
Doctors Commons.
Thomas Bedford to Sir Charles Hedges, concerning the ship City of Copenhagen, Peter Eylander, master, with her lading of wheat, and other goods taken as prize. [H.O. Admiralty 2, p. 495.]
Sept. 22.
Whitehall.
Commission for Joshua Hesletine, clerk, to be chaplain to the regiment of foot commanded by the Duke of Bolton. [H.O. Military Entry Book 2, p. 292.]
Sept. 22.
Whitehall.
The Earl of Nottingham to the Commissioners for Exchange of Prisoners. The Queen having given leave to Mr. Charles Horde, merchant of London, to redeem, at St. Malo and bring into England, about 5 tons of indigo, taken on board the Friend's Adventure, as she was coming from Jamaica, and carried into St. Malo, I write this, at Mr. Horde's desire, to acquaint you with it, that you may give order to the captain or master of the next ship which shall go with prisoners of war to St. Malo to receive the said indigo on board, and bring it to England. [H.O. Letter Book (Secretary's) 2, p. 552.]
Sept. 22.
Whitehall.
A proclamation, requiring the attendance of the members of both Houses of Parliament. Printed. [S.P. Dom. Proclamations, Vol. 5, p. 84.]
Sept. 22. Memorandum that the Queen, being moved, at the desire of the Bishop of Worcester, that Mr. Samber might have a letter for Winchester School at the election in 1694, was pleased to grant it. [S.P. Dom. Entry Book 73, p. 13.]
Sept. 22.
Whitehall.
Pass for Peter Noortwyck, to go to Harwich and Holland. [S.P. Dom. Warrant Book 36, p. 378.]
Sept. 22.
Whitehall.
Warrant to the Chief Justice of the King's Bench, and the Recorder of London, to cause the name of Francis Turner to be inserted in the next general pardon which shall come out for the convicts of Newgate, without any condition of transportation. [H.O. Warrant Book 6, p. 417.]
Sept. 22.
Whitehall.
Allowance of the expenses of Charles, Lord Dursley, Envoy Extraordinary from their Majesties to the States-General of the United Provinces, and Plenipotentiary at the Congress. [Ibid., p. 420.]
Sept. 22.
Whitehall.
Warrant to the Treasurer of the Chamber to cause payment to be made to Gideon Royer, of the sum of 40l. " for fairly writing, flourishing, embelishing, and also gilding and adorning in cratisco, our arms, ornaments, and badges on four skins of vellum; viz., two letters, one sent to the Grand Seignor, and the other to the Grand Vizier, by Lord Paget, Ambassador at the Ottoman Port, on the 21st of July 1692, the other two sent to the Grand Seignor and Grand Vizier the 16th of September 1692. [Ibid., p. 421.]
Sept. 22.
Whitehall.
Allowance of the expenses of Edmond Poley, esq., Envoy Extraordinary from his Majesty to the Duke of Savoy from the 21 of November/1 of December 1691, to the 22 August/1 September 1692. [Ibid.]
Sept. 22.
Whitehall.
[R. Yard] to Sir Joseph Williamson at Cobham Hall. To-day a proclamation was read in Council and ordered to be published to give notice to the members of parliament that they are to sit on the 4th of November next. [S.P. Dom. William &; Mary 4, No. 98.]
Sept. 22.
Whitehall.
Warrant for letters patent under the great seal containing a free pardon to George Crofts of Church Town, County Cork, for accepting a commission as lieuteuant in a troop of militia assigned to the sheriff to proceed against the rapparees. [S.P. Dom. Signet Office 12, p. 515.]
Sept. 22.
Portsmouth.
Sir Francis Wheeler to the Earl of Nottingham. I am perfectly satisfied in what the Queen has commanded in relation to my share as colonel, of any booty that shall be taken on land, provided I serve at the head of 400 seamen or more, and it is just what I desired, for I should think it unreasonable for me to have a share of pillage, when I do not venture; it is fit those who win it should wear it. And I think it should be asserted that no regiment of the country militia that shall take their fortune with us in any expedition shall be under 400 men, because the field officers will else run away with much of the booty, and I refer it to you whether the two next officers who command next to me at the head of the seamen should not have a lieutenant-colonel's and major's share and all those who bear the place of captain in the battalion though they may be really but lieutenants, may not have share as captains, provided their company be 45 men each.
And all those who bear the place of lieutenants and ensigns, may have their shares accordingly although they are not commissioned officers, because in our Tangier Wars, I found it was not practicable to part with so many commissioned officers from the ships when these deputed officers in every respect did the duty of any others of that quality in the garrison, and besides it is absolutely necessary that such officers should be esteemed as effective, that there may be no dispute amongst the land officers upon relieving guard. Therefore the best way I think is that it may be inserted in my instructions, upon such occasions, that I may commission all such officers to complete a regiment for the time being, and that they may be received by Col. Foulks and the other land officers accordingly.
I hope you will not forget Major Nott, to make him as easy as can be, and chiefly if possible to remove him from the Duke of Bolton, who has used him very unkindly. If Col. Holt should have the regiment, then he is preferred in course which is as he likes, Great inconvenience arises when colonels stay at home while their regiments are abroad, because they have an influence upon the pay, which often as in that regiment, proves hard to the officers and soldiers, so that in case Col. Holt is not advanced to the regiment, who has served very well and suffered extremely in a bad country, that then positive orders may go from the Queen, that he, Col. Holt, or the chief officer of the regiment upon the place where the men are, may have the perfect disposition of the regiments' pay as if he were colonel; for no man at this distance can judge (especially he that is no soldier) what inconvenience attends those on the place; they can contrive exchange amongst the merchants, that often proves very advantageous to them. Major Nott intends going over with me; he is an experienced, brave, and a worthy man, and can give us more light on our expedition than any man in England, and I believe can give you a great deal of satisfaction, if you would send for him. His private affairs are very bad for want of pay, and it would be a great charity if you would get the Queen's order for some of his money. He maintains an aged mother at his own charge, and many other good turns to his poor kindred.
Mr. Henry Steadman, who has served with me ever since this war as my chaplain, whom I recommend to you for some preferment from the King, goes as my chaplain and Judge-Advocate. He was seventeen years at Oxford, and is chaplain now to All Souls' College, "he is a learned, ingenious stout man." Will you move the Queen to send her royal letter to the Governor of Barbadoes, Jamaica, and the Leeward Islands, or, if it lies in the Bishop of London, that she would please to enjoin his lordship to send directions that if any ecclesiastical preferment shall fall void in any of those islands, this gentleman may have the refusal, if his inclinations shall lead him to settle in those parts. We continue to fit out with all diligence, and hope we shall be ready in a few days. The Ordnance Office hears nothing of the bombvessel. Orders have come to-day for 650 men to be turned over into our ships, the Devonshire and Cornwall. [H.O. Admiralty 2, p. 499.]
Sept. 22. Thomas Bedford to the [Earl of Nottingham.] Gives an account of the ships St. Andrew, Wrestling Jacob, Arms of Plymouth, Town of Copenhagen, and Smoland Lion. [H.O. Admiralty 2, p. 507.]
Sept. 22.
On board the Amsterdam lying in the Downs.
C. Vander Zaan to the Earl of Nottingham. I received a copy of the order, which Commander Robinson had received from the Admiralty, to remain here, which is no order under her Majesty's hand, and we cannot thereupon continue here with the Dutch ships, but go to St. Helen's Bay with the first fair wind. I have received orders from Mons. Almonde to sail thither. [H.O. Admiralty 5, p. 200.]
Sept. 23.
Whitehall.
Warrant to Sir Henry Goodrick, to cause the hand mortars, together with the other stores and particulars mentioned in an annexed account, to be forthwith put on board such ships as shall be provided, for the service in the West Indies. [H.O. Military Entry Book 2, p. 293]. Enclosure. List of necessary materials. [Ibid.]
Sept. 23.
Whitehall.
Proceedings upon the petition of "divers non-commissioned officers, and private horsemen, late of Col. Theodore Russell's regiment of horse." Shows that they were the first in England who appeared, under Lord Delamere, for their Majesties, and after things were settled here, they went to Ireland, where, in the year 1690, the regiment was broken by his Majesty's order, and those who then quitted the service were paid their arrears. And whereas the petitioners have served ever since in Ireland, without receiving their former arrears, they pray to have the same favour as those who quitted the service when the regiment was broken. Referred to the Treasury. Memorandum that this petition was referred from the King on the 18th December following. [S.P. Dom. Petition Entry Book 1, p. 399.]
Sept. 23.
Whitehall.
Proceedings upon the petition of Capt. John Price, late commander of the Smyrna Merchant. Shows that, in July last, he was ordered to convoy many light colliers to Tynemouth Bar, with the Portsmouth sloop, Capt. Martin, who was to follow his orders, and that having received, on the 9th of August, new orders from the Lords of the Admiralty, commanding him to go with his ship to Holy Island, to take there under his convoy those which should be ready, he bid Capt. Martin to stay until his return. But, on the 7th instant, he was discharged by the Lords of the Admiralty for not giving this order in writing to Capt. Martin, though the latter acknowledged that he had received it Referred to the Admiralty. [Ibid.]
Sept. 23.
Whitehall.
Proceedings upon the petition of Sir Thomas Dereham. Shows that Sir Richard Dereham, deceased, had a patent for life as Comptroller of the Customs of Lynn Regis, which office became assigned to the petitioner, and was for several years duly executed by him. Prays to have a grant of the said employment. Referred to the Treasury. [Ibid., p. 400.]
Sept. 23.
Whitehall.
Proceedings upon the report of Sir Charles Hedges, concerning Capt. Thomas Pye's petition. The report is as follows:—In obedience to your Majesty's order of reference upon the petition of Thomas Pye, captain of the privateer called the William and Mary, I have considered the matter referred to me and am of opinion, that although, in strictness of law, the prize ship called the Young Isaac, taken by Capt. Pye in the manner as is set forth in his petition, might be condemned to you as a perquisite of the Admiralty of England; yet the said captain having not only been at charge in taking the said ship, but also, as I understand, having expended much time and money after the case was appealed from me, in making discovery that the said ship was insured for France, without which the same would not in all probability have been condemned, I conceive that he has a very equitable case and good reason to hope for your favour; and if you shall be inclined thereto, the most proper course, in my opinion, will be by the signification of your pleasure in a warrant directed to Dr. Oldys your advocate in the Admiralty, and Mr. Samuel Franklin your proctor-general, requiring them to withdraw the proceedings made by them in your court of Admiralty against the ship called the Young Isaac to the end that Capt. Pye may have the benefit of the sentence given against the said ship by the Lords Commissioners of Appeal for Prizes. Referred back to Sir Charles Hedges for report as to the value of the prize. [S.P. Dom. Petition Entry Book 1, p. 401.]
Sept. 23.
Whitehall.
The Earl of Nottingham to the Commissioners of the Treasury. The Queen desires you to give order for advancing to Dr. Grimbalston and to the two apothecaries for this present expedition to the West Indies, one quarter of their respective salaries and to hear and examine the proposals of Dr. Grimbalston and the apothecaries in relation to the payment for the medicaments already ordered. [H.O. Letter Book (Secretary's) 2, p. 553.]
Sept. 23.
Whitehall.
The same to the Commissioners of the Admiralty. I enclose, by the Queen's command, the petition of John Hayes and three other seamen, condemned to die, that you may consider of their several cases and report on them to her Majesty, with your opinion how far you conceive any of them proper objects of her mercy; she would have you forbear putting the sentence against them into execution, until she declares whether she will extend her mercy to any of them. [Ibid., p. 554.] Memorandum that a like letter was sent for Samuel Davis and Owen Williams. [Ibid.]
Sept. 23.
Whitehall.
The same to the Commissioners of the Treasury. Having laid before the Queen the enclosed petition of Josias Caillon, a French protestant, she desires you to give order to the Officer of the Customs at Dartmouth, as the petitioner desires. [Ibid.]
Sept. 23.
Whitehall.
The same to the same. The Queen is pleased to give 100l. to Mr. Du Bourdieu, chaplain to the Duke of Schomberg in Piedmont, and desires you to give order for paying the same to him. [Ibid., p. 555.]
Sept. 23.
Whitehall.
Passes for Mr. George Frederic, and his wife, to go to Harwich and Holland; for James Audibert, and Magdalen his wife, Anne Toussaint, and John James her son, ditto; and for Lewis Huras, and Henry Vinck, ditto. [S.P. Dom. Warrant Book 36, p. 378.]
Sept. 23.
Whitehall.
Warrant to the Commissioners of the Great Seal, to issue a commission for proroguing parliament from the 26th of this month, to Friday the 4th of November. [H.O. Warrant Book 6, p. 417.]
Sept. 23. Plan of the environs of La Cnocke. [S.P. Dom. King William's Chest 12, No. 132.]
Sept. 23.
From the Camp of Dixmude.
Memorandum by General Du Cambon. According to the orders received from the Duke of Leinster, I have taken observations of the fort of Cnocke. We have been up to within a musket shot of the place. Details of the observations taken. [S.P. Dom. King William's Chest 12, p. 133.]
Sept. 24.
Whitehall.
Commission for Godfrey Lloyd, esq., to be colonel of the regiment of foot in the West Indies, of which Charles, Duke of Bolton, was late colonel, and likewise to be captain of a company in the same regiment. [H.O. Military Entry Book 2, p. 295.]
Sept. 24.
Whitehall.
The Earl of Nottingham to the Commissioners of the Admiralty. The Queen allows your proposal for sending a physician, besides him whom she has commissioned, for the West India service; but as she had directed Dr. Grimbalston to take care of the seamen, as well as the soldiers, and intends that he shall do so upon the death or absence of him whom you shall appoint, she would have you require the doctor, whom you shall send, to take upon him the charge of the land men too, upon the death or absence of Dr. Grimbalston. [H.O. Letter Book (Secretary's) 2, p. 554.]
Sept. 24.
Whitehall.
The same to the Bishop of London. Mr. Stedman, a very worthy and ingenious person, going with Sir Francis Wheeler, as his chaplain, to the West Indies, I desire your favour to him, in reserving for him the first good benefice in those parts which shall be void, and to recommend him to the Governors of Jamaica, Barbadoes, and the Leeward Islands, in such manner as you shall judge most effectual. [Ibid., p. 556.]
Sept. 24.
Whitehall.
The same to the Duke of Bolton. The King having designed to send a squadron of men-of-war to the West Indies, with a considerable number of land forces, to which your regiment in those parts is to be joined, and the service on which they are commanded requiring all the officers to be with those troops in an expedition of so great importance, desires that there should be a colonel appointed for your regiment there; Col. Lloyd is named for that employment. [Ibid.]
Sept. 24.
Whitehall.
The same to John Dutton Colt. I have heard of Dr. Kingston as a man very dangerous to the government, whose motions therefore deserve to be observed; but unless I know what particular matter he could be charged with, I cannot tell how to secure him. The law is always the best rule, and your own zeal will prompt you to everything which becomes a good subject. [Ibid., p. 557.]
Sept. 24.
Whitehall.
The same to the Commissioners of the Admiralty. The Queen would have you give order for Dr. Grimbalston, the two apothecaries and their servants, to be received on board some of the men-of-war appointed for the West Indies, and to be victualled during their voyage at their Majesties' charge. [Ibid.]
Sept. 24.
Whitehall.
The same to Mr. Clarke. The Queen would have six women allowed to each of the companies going to the West Indies. [Ibid.]
Sept. 24.
Whitehall.
Passes for John Gautier, to go to Harwich and Holland; for Nicholas Van de Bril, ditto; for John Boucquet, ditto; for Baronde Fryberg, with 10 persons, 10 horses, and 20 couples of hounds, to go to Harwich and Flanders; for Captain Colin Campbell, Isabella, his wife, Margaret and Emilia Campbell, and Alison Lindsay, with two maid servants to go to Dover and Flanders [S.P. Dom. Warrant Book 36, p. 379]; for William Bassire, to go to Harwich and Holland; for Peter Chevalier, ditto; for John Lambert, his wife, mother, and sister, ditto [Ibid., p. 380]; and for Ignatius Gold, Mary his wife, Christian his daughter, and Elizabeth Goold his maid servant, with their wearing apparel and necessaries, to return from France in any of the ships appointed for the exchange of prisoners, and to land in any port in England. [Ibid., p. 397.]
Sept. 24.
Whitehall.
The Earl of Nottingham to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland. I have received your letter of the 9th, to the Queen, recommending Dean Synge to succeed the Bishop of Killaloe. Her Majesty had granted it, but changed her resolution upon the character she received of him, which was very disadvantageous and scandalous; and she would have you think of some other person who deserves such a post in the Church. I have sent to the Lords of the Admiralty what you wrote to me. [S.P. Ireland King's Letter Book 1, p. 432.]
Sept. 26
Whitehall.
Commissions for Robert Goodwyn, esq., to be colonel of the regiment of foot, of which Col. John Hales was late colonel, and likewise to be captain of a company in the same regiment; for Edward Dutton Colt, esq., to be lieutenant-colonel of the regiment of foot, commanded by Col. Robert Goodwyn, and likewise to be captain of a company in the same regiment; and for ——— Long, esq., to be major of the same regiment, and captain of a company in the same. [H.O. Military Entry Book 2, p 292.]
Sept. 26.
Whitehall.
Passes for Valentin Hartman, to go to Harwich and Holland; for Abraham Cogent, ditto. [S.P. Dom. Warrant Book 36, p. 380]; for Angelo Corticelli, Captain Philip Viano, and one servant, ditto; and for Mr. De Verdeuil, ditto. [Ibid., p. 383.]
Sept. 27.
Whitehall.
Proceedings upon the report of the Lords of the Treasury concerning Mr. Justice Cox's petition. The report is as follows:— In obedience to your Majesty's commands, signified to us on the 15th instant, by your Principal Secretary of State, upon the petition of Richard Cox, transmitted hither by the Lieutenant-General and General-Governor of Ireland, setting forth that he was made second justice of your Court of Common Pleas there, on the 4th of September, 1690; and being the only judge then in the kingdom, was obliged to give constant attendance on the State, was daily employed by the Lords-Justices in drawing proclamations and other services of the government. That in October, 1690, he was sent to Drogheda and to the county of Louth, as Judge of Assize and Gaol Delivery, without any allowance for the same, and that he likewise kept Michaelmas term alone in the said Court of Common Pleas, and that nevertheless the half-year's salary due to him at Christmas, 1690, being 200l., is not yet paid, nor can be without special orders, because the establishment sent over by your Majesties commences but from that time. Therefore he has prayed that some way may be prescribed for his satisfaction and relief in the premises.
We report to you, that we have considered this petition, and find that the petitioner is recommended as a person very zealous for the government, and to have done you good service on several occasions, so that we have nothing to object against the payment of the said half-year's salary unto him. Referred to the Treasury for payment of the half-year's salary. [S.P. Dom. Petition Entry Book 1, p. 402.]
Sept. 27.
Whitehall.
The Earl of Nottingham to the Commissioners of the Treasury. The Queen having appointed Col. Lloyd, to be colonel of the Duke of Bolton's regiment in the West Indies, and there being some arrears due to him as lieutenant-colonel and captain in Col. Edward Lloyd's regiment, without which he will not be able to proceed on his voyage to the West Indies, where he is ordered to go with the squadron now ready to sail, she would have you order the payment of the arrears to him. [H.O. Letter Book (Secretary's) 2, p. 558.]
Sept. 27.
Whitehall.
The same to the Victuallers of the Navy. The Queen would have you agree, in the best manner you can, for the quickest way to carry the stores to the West Indies, and she approves of what you propose in your letter of the 26th instant if you cannot do better. I have written this afternoon to the Lords of the Admiralty, to order the Mermaid to proceed with all expedition to Spithead, taking with her the West Indies ships, without staying for any which are not ready. [Ibid.]
Sept. 27.
Whitehall.
The same to the Commissioners of the Treasury. The LordLieutenant having represented to the Queen the necessity of increasing the concordatum money to what it was formerly, viz., 4,000l. per annum—and this at the desire of the Lords of the Council in Ireland, who are unwilling to set their hands to any sum, though it is necessary for the King's service, for fear they should be obliged to pay it themselves, having already far exceeded the sum of 2,000l. allowed the last year—you are to take care that the concordatum money is increased accordingly, or to report your opinion what is fit to be done in it. I enclose, by the Queen's command, a list which I received from the Lord-Lieutenant of such officers and ministers, whose fee of 6d. in the pound was constantly remitted by the vice-treasurer of Ireland, that you may give order to the paymasters to remit the same likewise. [Ibid., p. 559.]
Sept. 27.
Whitehall.
The same to the Solicitor-General. The Queen would have you add a clause to the proclamation about seamen, to the effect of what is contained in the enclosed paper. [Ibid., p. 560.] Enclosure:—
"Likewise a clause of encouragement that the seamen shall be paid their wages, to Michaelmas, 1692, at their ships, being at the Buoy of the Nore, ready to go to sea next Spring." [Ibid.]
Sept. 27.
Whitehall.
The same to the Commissioners of the Admiralty. The Queen would have you forthwith give order to the captain of the Mermaid to take under his convoy the ships designed for the West Indies (whereof you will please to send him a list) and proceed with them to Spithead with all expedition; and in case any of them should not be ready to sail, or should refuse to go with him, he is to send their names to you. [Ibid.]
Sept. 27.
Whitehall.
Passes for Symon le Spleite to go to Harwich and Holland [S.P. Dom. Warrant Book 36, p. 380]; for William Weert, ditto; for Moses Jacobsz, and Simon Levi, ditto; for Elias Cozyn, ditto; for Anthonia Gervais, ditto; and for Stephen Le Maistre, ditto. [Ibid., p. 381.]
Sept. 27.
Whitehall.
The Earl of Nottingham to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland. The Queen is well pleased with your care to obtain 100,000l. from Parliament; she approves respecting the Commission of Enquiry, for the reasons you give. I have already told you of her approbation of the Solicitor-General as Speaker. The Treasury will consider the increase of the Concordatum money. The Queen allows the surrender of Mr. Jephson to Mr. Ford, upon your character of him. I can give no answer to the demand for powder and arms, because the Ordnance here have lately reported that their office has not been used to supply Ireland without payment. [S.P. Ireland King's Letter Book 1, p. 433.]
Sept. 27.
Whitehall.
Warrant for a commission under the great seal of Ireland, appointing the Chancellor, High Treasurer, Chief Justice of the Court of King's Bench, Chief Justice of the Court of Common Pleas, the Chief Baron of the Exchequer, the Master of the Rolls, Secretary of State, Chancellor of the Exchequer, the Auditor General, the Muster Master General, and Surgeon-General of Ireland, to be Commissioners for inspecting and passing the accounts of the ViceTreasurer, and the Receivers General of the Revenue of Ireland the Paymaster of the Forces, the Master of the Ordnance, the Ministers of Victuals, and the Clerk of the Works and Buildings. [S.P. Dom. Signet Office 12, p. 518.]
Sept. 27.
Whitehall.
Warrant for the fitting up and repairing the Parliament House in Ireland, and for the payment of the costs thereof. [Ibid., p. 519.]
Sept. 27.
Whitehall.
Warrant for discharging the bonds of those who acted as security for the ship Henry, of London, seized by their Majesties' Agent of the Prizes in Ireland, and delivered to Lieut.-Gen. Sarsfield's agent at Dublin. [Ibid.]
Sept. 28.
Whitehall.
Proceedings upon the petition of Robert Davis, Deputy to the Provost-Marshal-General, showing that he has in his custody three French spies, whom (they being very poor), he has been forced to subsist at 6d. a day, for which the sum of 20l. 7s. is now due to him. Prays to be reimbursed that sum, and some settlement made for the future subsistence of his prisoners. Referred to the Treasury. [S.P. Dom. Petition Entry Book 1, p. 404.]
Sept. 28.
Whitehall.
Caveat that no grant pass concerning offices belonging to the Admiralty or Navy, till notice be first given to the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty. [S.P. Dom. Entry Book 73, p. 13.]
Sept. 28.
Whitehall.
The like that nothing pass concerning the royal mines in the parishes of Combe Martin and Berrynarbor, in the county of Devon, or within 20 miles of the said parishes, till notice be first given to Mr. Thomas Curties. [Ibid.]
Sept. 28.
Whitehall.
Passes for Lewis Quesney, to go to Harwich and Holland [S.P. Dom. Warrant Book 36, p. 381]; for Gerard Benaerde, ditto; for Dina De Coning, ditto; for Amandus Panlus, ditto; for Isabella Willems and her three children, ditto; and for John De Geest, ditto. [Ibid., p. 382.]
Sept. 28.
Whitehall.
Warrant to Thomas Davis, and Richard Poyke, junior, or any other messengers in ordinary, to search for Anthony Foster, a brush maker, and having found him to seize him for dispersing and publishing scandalous and unlicensed papers, and bring him to be examined. [H.O. Warrant Book 6, p. 423.]
Sept. 28.
Whitehall.
Like warrant for seizing John Norcott, a watch maker, for publishing scandalous and unlicensed papers. [Ibid.]
Sept. 28. Copy of the Order made by the Lords of Appeal, in the case of the ship City of Copenhagen. [H.O. Admiralty 2, p, 507.]
Sept. 29.
Whitehall.
Passes for Elizabeth Coster, and Elizabeth Vander Meer, to go to Harwich and Holland; for Aaron Alvin, his wife, mother, and one child, and Abraham Maruco, ditto; for Samuel De la Para, Rica De la Para, Rachel De la Para, Joshua Salvador, Isaac Pacheco, Abraham Excixa, and two negroes, ditto S.P. Dom. Warrant Book 36, p. 383]; for Isaac Vander Mars, ditto; and for Sarah and Crauford Hansberg, Alice Cowley, a maid servant, Emma Breviter, and Sarah, her child, ditto. [Ibid., p. 384.]
Sept. 29.
Whitehall.
Warrant to Charles Maris, messenger in ordinary, to seize Sir William Sharpe, for coming out of France into England, without leave. [H.O. Warrant Book 6, p. 425.]
Sept. 29.
Whitehall.
[R. Yard] to Sir Joseph Williamson at Cobham Hall. The Dutch letters of Friday last came in this morning, which say the King was expected from Loo in eight days at the Hague and that, in a fortnight, he might come to England; that the States had under consideration the state of the war for next year; and that it would be completed upon his Majesty's coming to the Hague. On the 28th past our cannon and artillery decamped from Grammont, and the whole army the next day, the foot marching to Mariekirk, and the Elector of Bavaria with the horse to Gaure where they will continue 10 or 12 days longer. The Duke of Luxemburg's army lay in several small bodies between Courtray, Ypres, and Dunkirk. The letters from France confirm the retreat of the Duke of Savoy's forces towards Piedmont, and that they quitted Ambrun the 7/17th instant, but they make no mention of burning the town. Mons. Catinat's army was reinforced, and it was said he would march by the end of this month with 25,000 men into Piedmont. From Germany they write that the Landgrave of Hesse-Cassel had attacked Eberburg; but that the Margrave of Bareith had repassed the Rhine to observe the French who had fallen into the country of Wurtemberg. Vice Admiral Rooke sailed on the 27th with all the second-rates from Spithead for the river. All the great Dutch ships have likewise gone home. To-day was the election of a lord mayor in London. They are now polling, Sir Jonathan Raymond and Sir Peter Daniel on one side, and Sir John Fleet, and Sir John Houblon on the other. [S.P. Dom. William &; Mary 4, No. 99.]
Sept. 29.
Whitehall.
Warrant for letters patent under the great seal of Ireland upon surrender of the letters patent granted 8th August, 19 Charles II., for erecting and creating a new college or Corporation of Physicians in Dublin, to consist of one President and fourteen fellows, to be called by the name of the President and Fellows of the King and Queen's College of Physicians in Ireland. [S.P. Dom. Signet Office 12, p. 520.]
Sept. 30.
Whitehall.
Commission for James Hayes, apothecary, to be ApothecaryGeneral of the forces which are going to the West Indies. [H.O. Military Entry Book 2, p. 292.]
Sept. 30.
Whitehall.
Proceedings upon the petition of William Newson, showing that he has been a serving-man for many years past, and lately belonged to Dr. Batteley, in whose service he happened to break his leg, and was thereby incapacited from getting a livelihood. Prays for an almsman's place in Canterbury. Granted upon the first vacancy. [S.P. Dom. Petition Entry Book 1, p. 404.]
Sept. 30.
Whitehall.
Pass for Thomas Jansen, to go to Harwich, and embark for Holland. [S.P. Dom. Warrant Book 36, p. 384.]
Sept. 30.
Whitehall.
Passes for Mr. Thomas Morris, to go to Harwich and Holland; for Isaac Abrahams, and Abraham Tartar, ditto; for Peter Cazalet, ditto [S.P. Dom. Warrant Book 36, p. 384]; for Mrs. Mary Holmes and three children, Mrs. Cordelia Holmes, Mrs. Jane Burges, Mrs. Elizabeth More, Mrs. Elizabeth Hughes, and Mrs. Dorothy Richards, ditto; for Jacob Israel, and Isaac Israel, Joseph Jacobs, Joseph Levi, Simon Hollander, and Calme Jacobs, ditto [Ibid., p. 385]; and for Helena Hartscamp, Grietje Boudewyns, Maria Heremont, with her little son, Ida Van Leewen, and Elizabeth Everish, ditto. [Ibid., p. 386.]
Sept. 30.
Whitehall.
Warrant to Robert, Lord Lucas, Governor-in-Chief of the Tower of London, to order the body of George, late Lord Jeffreys, to be delivered into the hands of his relations, and to permit them to carry him in a private and decent manner out of the Tower in order to his burial in such a place as they think fit. [H.O. Warrant Book 6, p. 426.]