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William and Mary: October 1692

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Calendar of State Papers Domestic: William and Mary, 1691-2. Originally published by Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1900.

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October 1692

Oct. 1.
Whitehall.
Commissions for David Ward, gent., to be ensign to Col. William Matthews' company in the first regiment of foot guards, commanded by Charles, Duke of Schomberg. [H.O. Military Entry Book 2, p. 293]; and for Thomas Brudenel, esq., to be lieutenant-colonel of the regiment of foot commanded by Col. Edward Lloyd, and likewise to be captain of a company in the same regiment. [Ibid., p. 301.]
Oct. 1.
Whitehall.
Proceedings upon the petition of Richard Dennett, inn-holder, of Westminster, showing that he has 30l. or thereabouts due to him for quartering the horse, belonging to the guards; and having made his application to their superior officers, could obtain no relief, some of them being now in Flanders, and that he has, at this time, six of the Earl of Oxford's troopers quartered at his house. Prays to have the said sum stopped out of their pay. Referred to George Clarke, esq., Secretary of War. [S.P. Dom. Petition Entry Book 1, p. 407.]
Oct. 1.
Whitehall.
Passes for Alexander Hunter, John Edwards, John Wood, Matthew Johnson, Peter Watts, Abraham Gilbert, Sebastian Gilbert, Nathaniel Lee, joiners, and Elizabeth Ratcliff, to go to Harwich and Holland; for Mary Mariot, ditto; for John Richer De Cerizi, ditto; for James and René Buet, ditto [S.P. Dom. Warrant Book 36, p. 385]; for Isaac Agilar, and Benjamin Jacobs, ditto; for John Willemsz, ditto; for Joost Willemsz, Hieronymus Luder, and Jannetje Veltman, ditto; for Cornelis Clant, ditto [Ibid., p. 386]; for Maria Van Steenhoven and Rebecca Van Quicklenbergh, ditto; for Gottlieb Leyenstern, Bartholdt Willern, John Kundz, John Vander Meden, ditto; and for Lewis Caron, ditto. [Ibid., p. 387.]
Oct. 1.
Whitehall.
The Earl of Nottingham to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland. The Queen has signed the warrant incorporating the Physicians of Dublin, and has not thought fit to grant them any of the forfeited houses, but respites the determination of it until the King's return, who is expected in ten days. The reason the Admiralty give for sending the Richmond frigate, instead of the James galley, to the coast of Ireland is that the galley was so "tender-sided" that she could not be careened; but they are sensible that the Richmond is not a proper ship, and therefore have [also] sent you the Virgin prize. [S.P. Ireland King's Letter Book 1, p. 434].
Oct. 1.
Whitehall.
Warrant to the Chief Justice of the King's Bench, and the Recorder of London, to cause Jane Forbes 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. 422.]
Oct. 1.
Whitehall.
[R. Yard] to Sir Joseph Williamson at Cobham Hall. Last night the Dutch mail came in with letters of Tuesday from the Hague, which give an account that his Majesty was expected there to-day from Loo. Our forces continued in their former posts, the foot at Mariekirke, and the horse at Gaure. The French have likewise separated their army in several bodies which they have posted to defend their lines. The Duke of Leinster was still encamped near Dixmunde where the Count de Storne has entered with five Dutch and one Scotch regiment to relieve the like number of English. The Duke had sent away his cannon and baggage to Ostend whither he would speedily follow with his forces who are to embark there for England. An action on the Upper Rhine has happened between the French and the Germans, the former had passed that river with their whole army and surprised and routed 4,000 German horse, who were posted about Pforzheim. Of the Germans, 2,000 are said to be killed and taken, and among the prisoners are the Duke of Wurtemberg and Major-Gen. Count De Soyer; after this the French made a great ravage in the country of Wurtemberg. The poll in London is closed, and Sir John Fleet and Sir John Houblon have the majority by above 300 voices. [S.P. Dom. William & Mary 4, No. 100.]
Oct. 1.
Drongen.
Maximilian Emmanuel, Elector of Bavaria, to the King. Is sending Major Apletère to him, so that he can hear exactly how the King is, and whether he has arrived at Loo. There has arisen a dispute between the Prince of Nassau and the Prince of Hanover, as to the commanding of the right wing of the army; the Prince of Hanover wishes to do so, but the command has already been given to the former and to take the command from him would cast a reflection on his character. The Elector wishes for the King's decision on this matter as it is causing great difficulties. [S.P. Dom. King William's Chest 12, No. 134.]
Oct. 1.
Ems.
The Prince of Waldeck to the King. Is in better health and hopes to be able to render the King some further service. Hopes for orders from the King and to hear of the plans for the winter. [Ibid., No. 135.]
Oct. 2. The Marquis of Castanaga to the Prince of Waldeck. There has been a conference held at his bed-side, as he is ill, by the Prince of Nassau, the Count of Malburg, the Prince of Birkenfeld, Mons. D'Auverquerque and General Spaen as to the movements of the army commanded by the Prince of Waldeck, and they are all of the opinion that, as soon as the enemy are encamped at Vine, they will prevent the Allies undertaking anything in Flanders or camping on the other side of the Lys. The Prince had better march to Fauvre, and also construct bridges on the Scheldt. Copy. [Ibid., No. 136.]
Oct. 3.
Whitehall.
Proceedings upon the petition of Evan Jones and Benjamin Wood, of Chester, gent. Shows that they, by long study and industry, have found out a method of carrying and entertaining all such of their Majesties' subjects as shall have occasion to travel on horse-back on all the high roads in this kingdom to and from London, upon such easy, cheap and safe terms as will be "extraordinary acceptable" and beneficial to all travellers, and will promote trade and commerce, and be an easy and more ready conveyance for all military officers on their travel, and a general advantage to the kingdom. They pray his Majesty to grant them his royal license to go on with the said undertaking, and that the same may be called "the Travellers Conduct, licensed by his Majesty." Referred to Sir Robert Cotton, knt., and Thomas Frankland, esq., postmaster-general. [S.P. Dom. Petition Entry Book 1, pp. 391 & 405.]
Oct. 3.
Whitehall.
Proceedings upon the petition of Edward Beardmore, of Worcester, silk-weaver. Showing that he was in arms for King Charles I., under the command of Col. Sandys, in Capt. Bathe's company, and that he has ever since been diligent in his calling. But by reason of "the meaness of his trade," and the charge of maintaining and breeding up a great many children, and being now aged he is reduced to poverty. Prays for a beadsman's place in the Cathedral Church of Worcester. Granted upon the first vacancy. [Ibid.]
Oct. 3.
Whitehall.
Passes for Peter Hoorn, and his wife, to go to Harwich and Holland; for Mrs Cornelia Van Steenberge, two small children, one servant, and four horses, ditto [S.P. Dom. Warrant Book 36, p. 387]; for Benjamin Gerard, ditto; and for Aart de Swann, and John Mars, ditto. [Ibid., p. 388.]
Oct. 3. Petition from the City of Amsterdam to the Queen, on behalf of the ship City of Copenhagen, commanded by Peter Zylander. [H.O. Admiralty 2, p. 511.]
Oct. 4.
Whitehall.
Commission for William Fishwick, gent., to be ensign to Capt. John Ward's company in Col. Robert Goodwyn's regiment of foot. [H.O. Military Entry Book 2, p. 294.]
Oct. 4.
Whitehall.
Proceedings upon the petition of Sir Benjamin Newland, knt., and other freighters of the ships Hopewell, Thomas Spooner, master, and the Sarah and Elizabeth, Job Gunnell, master. Shows that the said ships being laden at Malaga with Spanish wines and fruit, for the account of the petitioners, were taken on their voyage thence to London by French privateers, and carried to Morlaix in France. The petitioners pray for a licence to redeem the ships and bring the same to London and unload them, as was intended, they giving security that no goods of the product of France shall be imported in the said ships. Referred to the Treasury. [S.P. Dom. Petition Entry Book 1, p. 406.]
Oct. 4.
Whitehall.
Proceedings upon the petition of Mary, Countess of Devonshire. Shows that she was guardian to Sir Lawrence Esmond, whose father died in 1687, seized of a considerable estate in Ireland; that the said Sir Lawrence was then but 12 years of age, and in the year 1689 he was sent into France, as it appears by the Lords-Justices' report; and that she obtained her Majesty's pass for him to come out of France, which he intends to do as soon as possible. Nevertheless she hears that he is indicted of high treason in Ireland. Prays to have a stop put to this prosecution, till such time it may be possible for him to come over. Referred to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland. [Ibid.]
Oct. 4.
Whitehall.
The Earl of Nottingham to the Attorney-General. The Queen would have you and the Solicitor consider the Irish Bills, which I delivered to you this morning in the Council Chamber in the order marked in the margin of the Lord Lieutenant's letter, which I enclose, and likewise a letter from the Lord Lieutenant and Council, both relating to this matter. I desire you and the Solicitor will be at my office to-morrow afternoon at 5 o'clock, that you may then deliver your observations and opinion upon these bills to the Committee. The Queen would have you prepare the draft of a proclamation for preventing the printing and dispersing of scandalous papers reflecting upon the government, or any magistrate or officers of it. [H.O. Letter Book (Secretary's) 2, p. 561.]
Oct. 4.
Whitehall.
Passes for Mons. Gravisset, a French minister, recommended by Mons. John Noual, French minister, to go to Harwich and Holland; for John Gayot, ditto [S.P. Dom., Warrant Book 36, p. 388]; for Nicholas Inweel, ditto; for Peter Le Bass, ditto; and for Jane Pilet, with her little child, and Abigail Pery, her servant, ditto. [Ibid., p. 389.]
Oct. 4.
Whitehall.
The Earl of Nottingham to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland. I have received the eleven bills, and they are referred to the Attorney, and to-morrow the Committee will meet upon these matters. The Queen does not think fit to allow the Speaker of the House of Commons what you propose in yours of the 28th ult., being unwilling to create a precedent, "but would rather give him a gratuity for his pains and expenses at the end of the session." [S.P. Ireland King's Letter Book 1, p. 434.]
Oct. 4.
Whitehall.
Warrant to the Clerk of the Signet attending, to prepare a bill containing a warrant to the Commissioners of the Treasury to pay John Robinson, gent., remaining at the Court of Sweden, until the arrival of another minister there, the sum of 20s. by the day for his ordinary entertainment; to commence from the 12th of August last past, and to continue until the new minister arrives. [H.O. Warrant Book 6, p. 423.]
Oct. 4.
Whitehall.
[R. Yard] to Sir Joseph Williamson, at Cobham Hall. Sir John Fleet has been declared lord mayor for the year ensuing. Sir John Ashby has returned from the westward with the squadron under his command to St. Helens. The weather has been very tempestuous, insomuch that two of our fireships were cast away last week before Dunkirk and all the men drowned, and one of the wellboats was sunk in the Downs, but the men were saved. [S.P. Dom. William & Mary 4, No. 101.]
Oct. 4.
From the Camp of Drongen.
Maximilian Emmanuel Elector of Bavaria. The Count of Liberchi has just sent me news that the Duke of Luxemburg marched with part of his army yesterday, and that the rest is following, and from news obtained from a nobleman of the country, who seems to have reliable intelligence, it appears that the enemy has designs on Charleroi, and that the Marquis de Boufflers will so place his army, that it will be difficult to help the place. This being so, I have written directions to General Fleming so as to prevent the enemy carrying out all their plans. It would be well if the King ordered the Duke of Leinster to join him, with his troops, only leaving enough men to guard Dixmunde, and also that the Governor of Charleroi be informed of their apprehensions, and ordered to be prepared and to observe Boufflers' movements. In a postscript the writer adds that he has just heard from the Governor of Charleroi. [S.P. Dom. King William's Chest 12, No. 137.]
Oct. 5.
Whitehall.
Proceedings upon the petition of Elizabeth Thurlow. Shows that her husband was convicted of speaking some words against their majesties, and has since suffered for it by penalty of the law. She can prove that he was formerly distempered with lunacy, and she prays that the words spoken by him may be "considered as the effect of a distempered head warmed with wine, by such as might ensnare him to it," he having behaved himself, since his imprisonment, as a dutiful subject. Referred to Lord-Chief Justice Holt, and afterwards to the Attorney-General. [S.P. Dom. Petition Entry Book 1, p. 391.]
Oct. 5.
Whitehall.
The Earl of Nottingham to the Commissioners of the Treasury. I enclose, by the Queen's command, a memorial of Col. Lloyd, concerning the pay of his regiment. [H.O. Letter Book (Secretary's) 2, p. 562.]
Oct. 5.
Whitehall.
The Earl of Nottingham to Sir John Werden. I desire you will let me know what quantities of beer and ale are usually exported every year from England and Wales, into Ireland. [Ibid.]
Oct. 5.
Whitehall.
The same to Mr. Parry, to the same effect as the above. [Ibid.]
Oct. 5.
Whitehall.
Passes for Henning Joachim Gerdessen, to go to Harwich and Holland [S.P. Dom. Warrant Book 36, p. 388]; for Magdalena Bischop and John Bischop, her son, ditto; for Isaac and Gabriel David, brothers, ditto; [Ibid., p. 389]; and for Gertrude Vander Shaering, ditto. [Ibid., p. 390.]
Oct. 5.
Whitehall.
Warrant appointing Joseph Bathurst and William Dodington, gent., to execute the office of clerk of the court of Common Pleas in any town in Jamaica, "a dreadful earthquake" having destroyed the greater part of Port Royal, where they were clerks of the said court before the said earthquake. [H.O. Warrant Book 6, p. 424.]
Oct. 5. Report by Sir Henry Fox, Sir Edmund Seymour, and Charles Montagu, upon the petition of the Royal African Company, referred to them in September 1691. They in turn referred the matter to the Commissioners of Customs, who have made the enclosed observations thereon. [S.P. Dom. William & Mary 4, No. 102.] Enclosing the report referred to and other papers. [Ibid., No. 102 i– 102 iv.]
Oct. 6.
Whitehall.
The Earl of Nottingham to the Principal Officers of the Ordnance. I desire to know, as soon as possible, whether you need any and what brimstone for their Majesties' service. [H.O. Letter Book (Secretary's) 2, p. 563.]
Oct. 6.
Whitehall.
Warrant for three forms of prayer and service made for the 5th of November, the 30th of January, and the 29th of May, to be forthwith printed and published, and for the future annexed to the Book of Common Prayer and Liturgy of the Church of England, to be used yearly on the said days in all cathedral and collegiate churches and chapels, in all chapels of colleges and halls within both of the Universities, in the colleges of Eton and Winchester and in all parish churches and chapels within England, Wales, and the town of Berwick-upon-Tweed. [H.O. Church Book 1, p. 129.]
Oct. 6.
Whitehall.
Passes for Mr. Arnoldus Van Hout, to go to Falmouth and the Groyne; for Baron de Breidback, and one servant, to go to Harwich and Holland; for Alice Joell, John Cornish, and George Gammon, ditto [S.P. Dom. Warrant Book 36, p. 390]; for John Walter, Elizabeth Schubardin, and two children, ditto; for Mrs. Elizabeth Owsley, and Mr. Stephen De May, ditto; and for Madam Sparre, Madam Jane Nack, Elizabeth Ely, Anne Dearey, William Smith, and Richard, "a black, " ditto. [Ibid., p. 391.]
Oct. 6.
Whitehall.
Warrant to the Chief Justice of the King's Bench, and the Recorder of London, to insert Thomas Wheeler, alias Richard Tovey, 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. 425.]
Oct. 7.
Whitehall.
Proceedings upon the petition of the Commissioners for settling the Accounts of the Army in Ireland. Shows that they, according to their commission of the 9th of December, 1690, have, with "extraordinary pain and labour daily acted in stating the said accounts of each regiment, " and also the accounts of the hospital, ordnance, etc., as directed by the Lords-Justices; and that his Majesty was moved, last year, by the Earl of Athlone, to have an allowance settled on them, they not having received any salary for that service which was promised, and a reward for the time past. They pray to have something allowed them in consideration of their past service, and an allowance settled for the future if they are continued. Referred to the Treasury. [S.P. Dom. Petition Entry Book 1, p. 407.]
Oct. 7.
Whitehall.
The Earl of Nottingham to the Commissioners of the Treasury. I enclose, by the Queen's command, the petition of Francis Moore, that you may examine the matter and report your opinion what she may fitly do in it. He had been apprehended for clipping. [H.O. Letter Book (Secretary's) 2, p. 563.]
Oct. 7.
Whitehall.
The same to the Clerk of the Crown. The Queen desires you to immediately attend the Attorney-General, and engross the Irish bills for the Great Seal of England with all speed. [Ibid.]
Oct. 7.
Whitehall.
The same to Mr. Stock. I have your letter of the 4th instant, and desire you will see that the men mentioned in it (whom you believe to be those of whom Capt. Vanzeil wrote from Niewport) are examined in the country, and that their examinations are sent to me. [Ibid., p. 564.]
Oct. 7.
Whitehall.
The same to the Commissioners of the Treasury. There are some matters of account in difference between Col. Foulkes, and some who have been the officers of his regiment, which differences are appointed to be heard and determined by a court martial, and by reason of them, the agent is ordered not to pay Col. Foulkes the money remaining in his hands due to the regiment until this dispute is settled. Col. Foulkes having offered to give security, that he will perform the sentence which shall be given by the court martial, provided the money remaining in the agent's hands be immediately paid to him, for use towards his voyage to the West Indies, her Majesty has approved of this proposal and would have you give order, upon his giving such security, for the said money to be paid to him. Col. Foulkes and Col. Goodwyn having represented to the Queen that the whole cost of the victuals put on board the ships which carried their regiments between England and Ireland is charged to the accounts of their regiments, she thinks it reasonable that no more should be charged to the soldiers than for the time they were on board ship, after the rate and proportion which the King appointed to be deducted out of each soldier's pay. [Ibid.]
Oct. 7.
Whitehall.
The Earl of Nottingham to Sir John Temple. I desire to be informed by you whether the bills transmitted from Ireland, may not be returned under several Great Seals of England, or whether it be necessary that all that come under one Great Seal of Ireland, and are approved by the Queen, be sent back in like manner under one Great Seal of England. The Queen having now under consideration eleven bills, lately come from Ireland, desires you to attend her on Monday afternoon next at 4 o'clock. [H.O. Letter Book (Secretary's) 2, p. 565.]
Oct. 7.
Whitehall.
Warrant to the Clerk of the Signet attending to prepare a bill containing a congé d'élire to the Dean and Chapter of St. Asaph empowering them to choose a bishop of that see, the same being void by the translation of William, bishop thereof, to the see of Lichfield and Coventry; and likewise to prepare a letter recommending to the said Dean and Chapter for election, Edward Jones, D.D., bishop of Cloyne, in Ireland. [H.O. Church Book 1, p. 130.]
Oct. 7.
Whitehall.
Passes for Isaac Cesteau, to go to Harwich, and embark for Holland [S.P. Dom. Warrant Book 36, p. 390]; for Ulric Albertin Grizon, ditto; for Dirck Roos, and Peter De la Rüe, ditto [Ibid., p. 391]; for Robert Oursell, and Catherine and Martha Coninck, ditto; for Francis Bonnin, ditto; for John Pastell, ditto; for Samuel Alavoyne, ditto; for Mrs. Mary Christain, and John and Anne her children with James Founrain, her servant, to go to Gravesend and embark for Hamburg; for John O'Donnogh, Francis Farrell, Charles Farrell, Patrick Mackenzie, and David Macdonnell, ditto [Ibid., p. 392]; and for John Labordure, to go to Harwich, and Holland. [Ibid., p. 393.]
Oct. 7.
Whitehall.
Warrant to the Chief Justice of the King's Bench and the Recorder of London, to insert George Holmes, convicted of burglary, 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. 427.]
Oct. 7.
Drongen.
Maximilian Emmanuel, Elector of Bavaria, to the King. Encloses a letter from the Governor of Brussels, from which the King will see that there is too much reason to fear that the enemy have designs on Charleroi. Their army is on the march, and is commanded by the Duke of Villeroi, the Duke Du Maine and the Prince of Luxemburg. The writer may have occasion to march also and will pass Ghent with his infantry. Has had a conference with the generals, and will send the King their views later. Wishes to know if the Duke of Leinster is to embark the troops ordered to England, immediately, or if he should wait until the enemy's movements are known with more certainty. Has written to General Fleming giving him various directions. Wishes to have the King's orders, in writing, on various matters. Has communicated the King's decision with regard to the command of the right wing to the Prince of Hanover, who appears dissatisfied with it. Has had advices from the Governor of Oudenarde which he encloses. [S.P. Dom. King William's Chest 12, No. 138.]
Oct. 8.
Whitehall.
The Earl of Nottingham to Sir James Leslie. I have your letter of the 1st instant, but Mr. Prince, mentioned in it, has not yet come to town; as soon as he comes, he will be heard. Capt. Davies had her Majesty's leave to be absent for three months, but Mr. Clarke, when I last spoke to him of it, could not tell me when they expire, but will let me know it, and at the end of them I will prepare a commission for the major to have that company. [H.O. Letter Book (Secretary's) 2, p. 565.]
Oct. 8.
Whitehall.
The same to the Commissioners of the Treasury. Having laid before the Queen, at the Spanish Ambassador's desire, the case of the ship called the St. Mary Magdalen, of St. Sebastian, I send the papers enclosed, by her Majesty's command, that you may give such orders therein as you shall judge fit. [Ibid., p. 566.]
Oct. 8.
Whitehall.
Passes for Erasmus Jibsen, to go to Harwich, and Holland; for Mrs. Mary Yates, with her six daughters, the eldest being 16 years old, and her kinswoman about 13, ditto; for Isaac Cogin, with David and Sarah, his children, ditto; and for Francis Ecotiere, Mary, his wife, and six children, ditto. [S.P. Dom. Warrant Book 36, p. 393.]
Oct. 8.
Whitehall.
The Earl of Nottingham to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland. The Attorney has made his report touching the six first mentioned bills, and five of them her Majesty approves of. Two of the six were of the same tenor, viz.:—for settling the militia, one for five years, the other for three, which last, together with the other four, are ordered to be engrossed for the Great Seal that all possible despatch may be given to them. The Queen will proceed upon the rest on Monday and these also shall be finished with expedition. But I must observe that the Lords-Justices sent hither seven bills before the writs were issued, which, being irregular, I acquainted you with it in mine of August 25, and I also told you that they had, nevertheless, been considered, so as to save time, and some alterations made, and that the Queen approved five of them, and directed that they should be re-transmitted in form, after issue of the writs, and that they might be returned under the Great Seal of England.
But only the two first—the Act to punish mutiny and desertion, and the Act to encourage protestant strangers, are now sent to you. If the other three—the Act to settle intestates' estates, to exempt protestant dissenters, and that to prevent frauds and perjuries—are desired, and they seem very useful, they must be sent in better form under the Great Seal of Ireland, as must also the bill concerning mines, which the Lords of the Council, in their letter to me of September 28, extremely press. Remarks on the last-named bill. [S.P. Ireland King's Letter Book, 1, p. 435.]
Oct. 8.
Whitehall.
Warrant to John Thompson and Peter Newlyn, messengers-inordinary, to search for — Dyer, and having found him to seize him for spreading false news, and bring him to be examined. [H.O. Warrant Book 6, p. 426.]
Oct. 8.
Whitehall.
R. Yard to Sir Joseph Williamson at Cobham Hall. An express from Ireland arrived this week, with several bills which have been prepared there, to be presented to the parliament which sat on the 5th instant. These bills were considered yesterday at Council and will be sent back with all expedition. Among them is one for granting an aid of 120,000l. to their Majesties to be paid in two years, another for settling the militia, and the third for a general indemnity. We heard yesterday from the Isle of Wight that a Dutch homeward bound East India ship had come in there; the commander reported, that on the 18th of May, 11 Dutch and 1 English ship arrived at the Cape of Good Hope; and that some days after in a storm the English ship called the Orange belonging to the Company, and 2 Dutch, were cast away. The other nine came from the Cape on the 17th of June, and in latitude 45 N., met 6 French men-of-war, going, as they believed, to the West Indies, with whom they engaged; but after a fight of several hours the French left them. The Dutch admiral was so disabled that he sank some 2 or 3 days after and most of his men were drowned. The other 8 arrived on the coast of Holland last week. The guards have gone to attend the King's arrival at Harwich and Margate. He is expected here next week. Yesterday Admiral Rooke arrived in the Downs with 10 sail of second rates from Portsmouth. [S.P. Dom. William & Mary 4, No. 103.]
Oct. 10.
Whitehall.
Commission for Edward Norman, gent., to be Quartermaster of the troop, of which Capt. Edwin Sandys is captain, in the Earl of Oxford's regiment of horse. [H.O. Military Entry Book 2, p. 294.]
Oct. 10.
Whitehall.
The Earl of Nottingham to the Commissioners of the Treasury. A proposal has been made to the Queen, to send 500 pigs of lead by each of the frigates appointed for the Mediterranean; with the produce of this, their Majesties' ships can be more economically supplied with such provisions and stores as cannot be sent hence. The Lords of the Admiralty have reported their opinion that the ships may conveniently take in this quantity of lead as ballast. I send, by the Queen's command, the enclosed calculation for this purpose, which I received from the Consul at Leghorn, so that you may consider it and report your opinion of this matter as soon as possible. [H.O. Letter Book (Secretary's) 2, p. 566.]
Oct. 10.
Whitehall.
A proclamation for recalling and prohibiting seamen from serving foreign Princes and States. Printed. [S.P. Dom. Proclamations 5, p. 85.]
Oct. 10.
Whitehall.
The same, for the monthly fast, appointed by their Majesties on the 24th of March 1691–2, to be discontinued until further order. Printed. [Ibid., p. 85a.]
Oct. 10.
Whitehall.
Passes for Ambrose Brunel, to go to Harwich and embark for Holland [S.P. Dom. Warrant Book 36, p. 393]; for Adrian Van Mier, Anthony Gudde, and Michael Mudders, ditto; for a Swedish ship called the Ulnberg, Alexander Williamson, commander to sail from London, to Bourdeaux, and there to lade wine and salt on the sole account and risk of the King of Sweden's subjects, and to carry the same to any port in Sweden. [Ibid., p. 394.]
Oct. 10.
Whitehall.
Warrant for letters patent under the great seal of Ireland, granting to Thomas Carter and Morley Saunders and the survivor of them, the office of second Serjeant-at-Arms in Ireland upon the surrender by George Harwood, of the letters patent granting to the said George Harwood and George Piggott, now deceased, the said office. [S.P. Dom. Signet Office 12, p. 527.]
Oct. 11.
Whitehall.
Proceedings upon the petition of Richard Cole, prisoner at Dublin. Shows that his father was one of the first who appeared in arms in the north of Ireland for their Majesties' service, and that he afterwards lost his life, and all that he had. That the petitioner, though a young man, went and served under the late Lieut.-Gen. Douglas, and received a wound at the battle of the Boyne, which rendered him incapable of service; and that about six weeks since he bought a horse which proved to have been stolen, and not being able to produce the seller, he was indicted and is like to suffer death for it. Prays for their Majesties' pardon. Referred to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland. [S.P. Dom. Petition Entry Book 1, p. 408.]
Oct. 11.
Whitehall.
The Earl of Nottingham to the Commissioners of the Treasury. I enclose the petition of Charles and Thomas Putnam, by the Queen's command, that you may examine the matter and report your opinion in it. [H.O. Letter Book (Secretary's) 2, p. 567.]
Oct. 11.
Whitehall.
The same to the Mayor of Dover. Their Majesties' forces, which lately went into Flanders, are expected back very suddenly, so that after their arrival, it is not likely that any officers or others belonging to those regiments will come back by Dover, and you are to take the more care of all such who shall land at Dover under the pretence of being officers or soldiers, unless they have passes from Lord Dursley or Mr. Wolseley. [Ibid.]
Oct. 11.
Whitehall.
Passes for Philip Lamberty, to go to Harwich and Holland; for Jacob Benjamin, ditto; for Michael Boudevin, ditto; for John Thorel, ditto; for Joseph Campagne, ditto; and for Mrs. Elizabeth Oglethorp, and Mr. Atkins Moore, ditto. [S.P. Dom. Warrant Book 36, p. 395.]
Oct. 11.
Whitehall.
The Earl of Nottingham to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland. The Queen is willing to gratify any request which you make in favour of a man you personally know, yet Dean Synge, having been only recommended to you, and her Majesty having received so ill a character of him, does not think fit to bestow the bishopric upon him, at least, not until he can clear himself of what is imputed to him. I do not know how his coming here can contribute to his vindication, not being known so well here as in Ireland, but I believe the best method he can take will be to procure the certificates of some of the eminent bishops there, who have heard and been acquainted with his life and conversation, particularly of such who may not be thought partial to him, as the Archbishop of Cashel, the Bishops of Meath, Kildare, Waterford, Raphoe, and Clogher. Their testimonials should not be in general terms, but expressly declaring their opinion of him as in all respects deserving and well qualified to be a bishop. Refers to the progress of the Bills sent over. [S.P. Ireland King's Letter Book 1, p. 436.]
Oct. 11.
Whitehall.
[R. Yard] to Sir Joseph Williamson at Cobham Hall. This morning the Dutch letters came in of the 4th instant, which bring an account that his Majesty arrived that morning from Loo, and would come to England in a few days, the state of the war for the next year having been already resolved on by the States. They also tell us of the arrival of their East India ships, and give the same account of it, as you will see in yesterday's Gazette, as also of their losses.
They write from Flanders that the alarm they had of the enemy's having some design upon Charleroi was over for the present, at least, the late motion of their troops on that side being only to conduct some cannon and ammunition to Thurn on the Sambre, which place they are fortifying. On the Upper Rhine the French, as these letters tell us, made a show as if they would attack Heidelberg, and the Confederates were putting themselves into a posture to oppose them and at the same time Marshal De Lorge had ordered a strong detachment to repass the Rhine, and to march to the relief of the Castle of Ebernburg, but it was hoped they would come too late, and that the place would be taken in a few days. For the rest they only say the armies in Flanders and Savoy were going into their winter quarters. In Hungary the Germans continued encamped at Peterwaradin and the Turks at Belgrade without any prospect of action.
The Council has met several times to consider the bills transmitted from Ireland, and has, with some amendments, approved of these which follow;—an act for granting certain duties to their Majesties; an act for an additional excise upon beer, ale, etc.; an act for punishing deserters and mutineers in the army; an act for settling the militia; an act to encourage protestant strangers to settle in Ireland; an act to prevent vexatious suits; and an act to take affidavits in the country. There was another act about the excise which is laid aside, as also a private act about the creditors of one Brown. The act of indemnity is still under consideration; by it all remainders to the forfeited estates are cut off, and many persons are attainted under several general heads. The papists, who are concerned therein, have petitioned to be heard, and their petition is referred to the Attorney-General. [S.P. Dom. William & Mary 4, No. 104.]
Oct. 11. Copy of the pass granted by King Christian V. for the ship St. Dominich, Jurgen Norden, master, with memorandum of the finding of the Lords of Appeal, as to the nationality of the said ship. [H.O. Admiralty 2, p. 513.]
Oct. 12.
Whitehall.
Caveat that nothing pass relating to a grant of the presentation to the vicarage of Kingston-upon-Thames, now void by the death of Dr. Willis, till notice be first given to Mr. Nicholas Harding, at his chambers in Furnival's Inn, Holborn, who is the patron of it. [S.P. Dom. Entry Book 73, p. 13.]
Oct. 12.
Whitehall.
Passes for Elie Trapaud, to go to Harwich, and embark for Holland; and for William Johnson, ditto. [S.P. Dom. Warrant Book 36, p. 396.]
Oct. 13.
Whitehall.
The Earl of Nottingham to Mr. Stock. I have your letter of the 11th instant, and approve of the method and interrogatories you propose in it. And as for any further authority you must apply yourself to some justice of the peace, who will oblige these persons to appear before him. [H.O. Letter Book (Secretary's) 2, p. 567.]
Oct. 13.
Whitehall.
The same to "Mr. Recorder." I enclose a petition of Ruth Philips, and desire your opinion to-morrow morning, how far you think her an object of mercy. [Ibid., p. 568.]
Oct. 13.
Whitehall.
[R. Yard] to Sir Joseph Williamson at Cobham Hall. The Gazette gives an account of the King's sudden return to Flanders upon the news of the French having besieged Chaleroi, and of the other advices which came yesterday from abroad. There are letters from Venice, which not only say the Venetians had raised the siege of Canea, but that they had been beaten by the Bossa of Candia and Retimo, who came to the relief of it, and that they had lost 3,000 or 4,000 men. The Prince and Princess of Denmark return to-morrow from Bath, and intend to pass some days at Campden House, at Kensington, and after that to come to Berkeley House at the upper end of St. James's Street where they will pass the winter. Seal. [S.P. Dom. William & Mary 4, No. 105.]
Oct. 14.
Whitehall.
Commissions for Capt. Gilbert Abrahall to be major of Col. Robert Goodwyn's regiment of foot; and for Robert Kenton to be apothecary to the forces which are going to the West Indies. [H.O. Military Entry Book 2, p. 294.]
Oct. 14.
Whitehall.
Proceedings upon the petition of Henry Tankred. Shows that he met one Mr. Burton, in August last, at the "Globe" tavern and walking there near the sign of the "Green Man," the said Burton told him he had often reproved him for "drinking health" against the government and that he must give him satisfaction for the same; thereupon the petitioner drew his sword, and unfortunately killed his companion. The petitioner now stands convicted of murder at these present sessions and prays for their Majesties' pardon. Referred to the Lord Chief Justice. [S.P. Dom. Petition Entry Book 1, p. 408.]
Oct. 14.
Whitehall.
Proceedings upon the petition of James Atkinson, John Coltman, and others, merchants, showing that the Hopewell, pink, Nathaniel Humfreys, master, homeward bound from Zante to London with currants, was taken by a French privateer in September last past, and carried to St. Malo. Prays for a licence to redeem the said ship and goods and bring them into England. Referred to the Treasury. [Ibid., p. 409.]
Oct. 14.
Whitehall.
Proceedings upon the petition of Gilbert Nelson, and others, proprietors of the Zante frigate, Nathaniel Darby, master. Showing that the said ship, being laden at Zante with currants, was, in her homeward bound voyage from thence to London, taken by some privateers and carried to Morlaix in France. The ship and cargo being but of small value there, the petitioners pray for license to redeem them, and to bring them to London, giving security that no French goods shall be imported in the said ship. Referred to the Treasury. [S.P. Dom. Petition Entry Book 1, p. 409.]
Oct. 14.
Whitehall.
The Earl of Nottingham to the Mayor of Dover. I have received your letter of the 11th instant, wherein you tell me you have committed Mr. William Eastcoat for coming from France without a pass, contrary to the Act of Parliament. Her Majesty approves of what you have done, and would have you secure him until further order. [H.O. Letter Book (Secretary's) 2, p. 568.]
Oct. 14.
Whitehall.
The same to the Attorney-General. I enclose, by the Queen's command, a copy of a letter received from the Mayor of Dover. She would have you prosecute Mr. William Eastcoat, the person mentioned, according to the late Act of Parliament. [Ibid.]
Oct. 14.
Whitehall.
The same to the Governor of the Royal African Company. The enclosed is what I received from Lord Dursley, in answer to the complaints made by the Royal African Company, which I transmit to you, that the Company may peruse it. [Ibid., p. 569.]
Oct. 14.
Whitehall.
A proclamation, declaring their Majesties' pleasure for continuing the seamen belonging to their first, second, and third rate ships in their service during this winter, and for payment of their wages before the fleet sets sail for the next summer's expedition. Printed. [S.P. Dom. Proclamations 15, p. 86.]
Oct. 14.
Whitehall.
Passes for John Battista Crylsaert, to go to Harwich and Holland; for Mary Carelsz, ditto; for Ernest and Martin Ulmann, ditto [S.P. Dom. Warrant Book 36, p. 396]; for Anthony Van Kessell, ditto; and for Jacob Aders and Levi Luts De Jonge, ditto. [Ibid., p. 397.]
Oct. 14.
Whitehall.
Passes for the ship Sarah and Elizabeth, Job Gunnell, master, to pass with her lading of Spanish wines and fruit, from Morlaix to any port in England, she having been taken on her voyage from Malaga to London and carried to Morlaix in France, and leave having been given to Sir Benjamin Newland, of London, and others, freighters of the said ship, to buy her with her lading, and to import the same lading into England, upon security given that nothing but the said cargo from Spain is therein imported, and not any goods of France, except necessaries for the voyage; and a like pass for the ship Hopewell, Thomas Spooner master, to come with her lading of Spanish wines and fruits from Morlaix to any port in England. [Ibid., p. 398.]
Oct. 14.
Whitehall.
The Earl of Nottingham to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland. I do not at all wonder at the proceedings of Sir Francis Brewster, which are but suitable to the character I have had of him here. I do not regard his aspersions of me, which you know are untrue, and I am content that he who goes about to disturb their Majesties' affairs, should be my enemy, for I shall never be his friend. The bearer will bring you seven bills; the others are not finished yet. [S.P. Ireland King's Letter Book 1, p. 437.]
Oct. 14.
Whitehall.
Warrant to the Recorder of London and Sheriffs of Middlesex, to forbear putting into execution the sentence of being burnt in the hand, passed upon Charles Nurse, who, at the sessions held at the Old Bailey, was found guilty of the manslaughter of George Page, gent. [H.O. Warrant Book 6, p. 427.]
Oct. 14.
Whitehall.
Warrant to the same, to forbear putting into execution the sentence of being burnt in the hand passed at the Old Bailey upon John Hodston for marrying two wives. [Ibid., p. 428.]
Oct. 14.
Whitehall.
Licence for Alexander Gawne, pardoned of high treason on condition that he should go directly to France, but who had permission to remain to adjust his accounts, to remain until Christmas next, he having been as yet unable to perfect his said accounts. [Ibid., p. 431.]
Oct. 14.
Whitehall.
Warrant for the payment to Richard Cox, second justice of the Court of Common Pleas in Ireland, of 200l. for his half year's salary due at Christmas 1690. [S.P. Dom. Signet Office 12, p. 528.]
Oct. 14.
Whitehall.
Warrant for the payment, from time to time, to Elizabeth, Countess Dowager of James Earl of Castlehaven, of the quit rents and the arrears thereof, granted by Charles II. to her late husband, reserved and growing out of certain lands in Ireland amounting to 500l. per annum, which grant was to the said Earl, his heirs and assigns in fee simple until 5,000l. were paid in one entire sum. [Ibid., p. 529.]
Oct. 14. Memorandum as to sending relief to Charleroi. [S.P. Dom. King William's Chest 12, No. 139.]
Oct. 15.
Whitehall.
Proceedings upon the report of the Lords of the Treasury, concerning Sir Benjamin Newland's petition. The report is as follows:— In obedience to your Majesty's commands, signified to us by the Earl of Nottingham, upon the annexed petition of Sir Benjamin Newland, knt., and others, we have considered the same, and report to you, that the petitioners' cases seem to us to be the same as has been lately before you in the petition of Sir Basil Firebrace, and others, upon which, we are informed, they have obtained your licence. We have nothing to object against the like favour being granted to the petitioners, they giving security that nothing but the original cargo from Malaga be imported in their ships (except necessary provisions for the voyage), and not any goods of the growth and product of France. Referred back to the Treasury to give order accordingly. [S.P. Dom. Petition Entry Book 1, p. 410.]
Oct. 15.
Whitehall.
The Earl of Nottingham to the Commissioners of the Treasury. Their Majesties having granted the "house" at Greenwich to be a hospital for wounded seamen, and there being a paper depending before you for annexing an adjacent piece of ground, which will be very convenient for this service, her Majesty would have you consider this paper; and, if you have no objection against it, to prepare a warrant in order to the passing of a grant of the said "house." [H.O. Letter Book (Secretary's) 2, p. 569.]
Oct. 15.
Whitehall.
The Earl of Nottingham to the Commissioners for the Exchange of Prisoners. The Queen would have you send over to France, one of the ships appointed to carry prisoners with as many of the French seamen, particularly the commanders and masters of ships being prisoners in your hands, as the ship can conveniently carry, so that there may be no further pretence of detaining the English masters of ships in France who are prisoners there; and you are to press their immediate discharge, and that they may be sent back by the same ship. As for Harpin, if he is discharged before the term, you are to send him forthwith, or else you may assure Mons. De Lagny, that he shall be returned by the next ship. Her Majesty would have you also press again for the discharge of Mons. D'Ayrolles as being distinguished by his circumstances from other subjects of the French King. [H.O. Letter Book (Secretary's) 2, p. 570.]
Oct. 15.
Whitehall.
Passes for David Fahault, to go to Harwich, and Holland; for John Carstsen, ditto; for David Salchlin, ditto; for Salomon Matthys Van Hagen, and Gerrit Claese, ditto [S.P. Dom. Warrant Book 36, p. 399]; for Annetje Stevens, ditto; for Mr. Thomas Crow, ditto, and for Frances Dalyell with her child and two maid servants, ditto. [Ibid., p. 400.]
Oct. 15.
Whitehall.
Warrant to the Chief Justice of the King's Bench and the Recorder of London, to insert John Hodston in the next general pardon, which shall come out for the convicts of Newgate. [H.O. Warrant Book 6, p. 428.]
Oct. 15.
Whitehall.
Warrant to the Commissioners of Customs. By warrant of the 29th of September, 1691, leave was given to the Royal African Company of England, to import in some of the vessels employed for the Exchange of Prisoners of War, between 70 and 80 tons of red wood, taken by a French privateer on board the ship Unity, William Goose, commander, on her return, on the said Company's account, from Africa, and carried to St. Malo, with a proviso that the same should be imported within three months of the said warrant. The said Company has now represented, that the ship so employed, could not bring all the said red wood in that time, so that 28 tons remained behind at St. Malo, which they beg leave to import into England. Report thereon having been made by the Treasury, they have full power to do this. [Ibid., p. 429.]
Oct. 15.
Whitehall.
The Queen to Dr. William Oldys, King's Advocate in the Court of Admiralty, and Samuel Franklin, esq., Procurator-General. Whereas Thomas Pye, commander of the English privateer called the William & Mary, sloop, has represented that he took a ship called the Young Isaac, in Dover Roads, bound from London to France, which was escaping thither, having cut her cable. She was condemned as lawful prize in the Admiralty Office, and the sentence confirmed by the Commissioners of Appeal for Prizes; since which time a seizure has been made of her, as belonging to the Admiralty, because the said Pye seized her in a boat which did not belong to him. He has asked that the benefit of the said ship and her lading may be given to him, in consideration of her great charge and expense in refitting and maintaining the said sloop during which time he took no other prize. Order that the said Pye have full benefit of the said prize. [H.O. Warrant Book 6, p. 430.]
Oct. 15.
Whitehall.
Warrant to the Commissioners of the Admiralty to grant to Capt. John Robinson, commander of the yacht Charlotte, the ship Treasure, which had been prosecuted in the Admiralty Court, and condemned as a prize. [Ibid., p. 433.]
Oct. 15.
Whitehall.
R. Yard to Sir Joseph Williamson at Cobham Hall. The Dutch Letters of Tuesday last came in, and brought an account that the King returned that day to the Hague, having been at Brussels, where he held a council of war with the Elector of Bavaria and the other general officers, and gave the necessary orders for the march of the army to relieve Charleroi if the French continue before it, for it seems the place was not besieged as was reported, but that the French have bombarded it since last Saturday, having raised their batteries on the other side of the Sambre. His Majesty is expected, every hour, in England. These letters bring the confirmation of the Venetians having raised the siege of Canea. [S.P. Dom. William & Mary 4, No. 106.]
Oct. 17.
Whitehall.
Commissions for John Wyat, esq., to be captain of the company of which Col. John Hales was late captain in Col. Robert Goodwyn's regiment of foot; for Edward Reynar, gent., to be ensign to Lieut.Col. Edward Dutton Colt's company in the same regiment; and for William Colt, gent., to be lieutenant to that company. [H.O. Military Entry Book 2, p. 294.]
Oct. 17.
Whitehall.
The Earl of Nottingham to Col. Goodwyn. I am informed that several soldiers of your regiment have deserted in the Isle of Wight, because there is no field officer and but few captains with them, which I give you notice of, that you may take care to prevent it for the future. [H.O. Letter Book (Secretary's) 2, p. 570]; a like letter sent to Col. Foulks. [Ibid.]
Oct. 17.
Whitehall.
Passes for Nicholas Carré to go to Harwich and embark for Holland; for Claude Barbier, ditto [S.P. Dom. Warrant Book 36, p. 399]; and for the ship the Beauford, Sieur Franco Philippo Stageno, a gentleman of Genoa, captain, to pass and repass upon her voyage to and from Italy. [Ibid., p. 401.]
Oct. 17.
Whitehall.
Warrant to the Attorney or Solicitor-General, to prepare a bill, containing the royal assent to a law or decree of sewers, made by Thomas Booth, esq., and other justices of sewers in Lincolnshire, at a general session of sewers held at Spilsby, the 10th day of September 1688, and likewise to one made by John Frances, gent., and other justices of sewers, held at Horncastle, the 18th of September 1691, "for the perpetual use and running of water, and setting down the sluices, between the towns of North and South Somercotes, Cockerington, and Skedbrook; also between Granthorpe, and North Somercotes." Memorandum. —This warrant was granted upon the following report of the Lord Chief Justice Holt, pursuant to an Order of Council dated October 6th, 1692: "In obedience to an Order made in Council the 22nd of September last, I have perused the laws made by the Commissioners of Sewers for Lincolnshire, and calling to my assistance Mr. Justice Powell, we conceive that royal assent may be given to the said laws without inconvenience." [H.O. Warrant Book 6, p. 432.]
Oct. 18.
Whitehall.
The Earl of Nottingham to Lord-Chief-Justice Holt. Having not yet received any report from you upon the petition of Mr. Henry Tankard praying a pardon for killing Mr. John Burton, whereby I might have laid it before the Queen for her further pleasure in it, and it being probable that the King has now landed, so that perhaps a reprieve cannot be signed in time enough to prevent his execution if his Majesty should think fit to extend his mercy to him, I desire you will order it so that Mr. Tankard may not be executed till you shall have made your report. [H.O. Letter Book (Secretary's) 2, p. 571.]
Oct. 18.
Whitehall.
The same to the Victuallers of the Navy. I have received your letter, and find the Orders of Council for the ships mentioned in it have been taken out, so that probably they are in the master's hands, who does not produce them, that they may have this pretence for their stay. Therefore you must again press them to be gone, and the Lords of the Treasury will give orders in it this afternoon, that they may have no excuse, if they do not sail immediately. [Ibid.]
Oct. 18.
Whitehall.
The same to the Attorney-General. I enclose a letter which I received from the Mayor and Jurats of Hythe, giving an account of some persons they have secured for transporting wool, with the examinations relating to this matter, so that you may prosecute these offenders. The letter was concerning the examination of five seamen taken by Capt. Slater, near Dover, having some wool on board, and pretending to be bound for Niewport. [Ibid., p. 572.]
Oct. 18.
Whitehall.
Passes for Helena Philips, to go to Harwich and Holland; for Mr. Henry Philip Hugelman, ditto [S.P. Dom. Warrant Book 36, p. 400]; and for Mr. John Le Hunt, captain in Lord Cutts' regiment, with two horses, to go to Harwich. [Ibid., p. 401.]
Oct. 18.
Whitehall.
[R. Yard] to Sir Joseph Williamson, at Cobham Hall. An express came in this morning from the Bailiffs of Yarmouth with an account that a tender had come in there belonging to the Kent and informed them that his Majesty came out of the Maas [Meuse] on Saturday last about noon in the Mary yacht attended by two English men-of-war; the Kent and Princess Anne, and three Dutch, with two fireships, commanded by Sir Cloudesley Shovel, and that his Majesty, with the said yachts and men-of-war, was yesterday morning about 2 o'clock at anchor about 12 leagues E.S.E. off Yarmouth, and the wind being south it was believed his Majesty would land yesterday at Yarmouth, Southwold, or Orford. We have advice likewise from Harwich that 22 transport ships have arrived there with part of the English forces from Ostend, some are likewise gone to Margate, having been dispersed in a great storm. Seal. [S.P. Dom. William & Mary 4, No. 107.]
Oct. 18. A Project for the destruction of boats laden with war ammunition which are lying in the Sambre. [S.P. Dom. King William's Chest 12, No. 140].
Oct. 18.
Brussels.
Disposition for the march, for the expedition on the Sambre. [Ibid., No. 141.]
Oct. 18.
Brussels.
Directions for the march of Colonel Fleming's army. [Ibid., No. 142.]
Oct. 19.
Whitehall.
The Earl of Nottingham to the Commissioners for Victualling the Navy. I enclose a letter about the provisions remaining on the transport ships, that you may consider how it will be best to dispose of them, and send me your opinion. [H.O. Letter Book (Secretary's) 2, p. 572. The enclosed letter was from Mr. Fielding, dated at Ostend, October 15, 1692.]
Oct. 19.
Whitehall.
Caveat that nothing pass concerning the Countess of Clancarty's petition, relating to the Earl of Clancarty's estate, till notice be first given to Lord Commissioner Trevor. [S.P. Dom. Entry Book 73, p. 13.]
Oct. 19.
Whitehall.
Passes for Lucas Van Reven, and Frederick Laurents to go to Harwich and Holland; for Mons. John Friderick de Wolframsdorff, Mr. Rene De la Combe, and one servant, ditto; for Solomon Isaacx, ditto; for Henry Graff, ditto; [S.P. Dom. Warrant Book 36, p. 401]; for Symon Chapman, a messenger, to go to Colchester; and for Dorcas Watson, Elizabeth Smith, Anne Harwood, and Margaret Hallobone to go to Harwich and Holland. [Ibid., p. 402.]
Oct. 19.
Admiralty Office.
J. Sotherne to Richard Warre; I send you an extract from a letter of Capt. Beaumont, commander of the Rupert, and all further news which came in a letter from Capt. Billopp, commander of the Suffolk, for you to lay them before the Earl of Nottingham. Enclosures not preserved. [H.O. Admiralty 4, p. 351.]
Oct. 20.
Whitehall.
[R. Yard] to Sir Joseph Williamson at Cobham Hall. The Queen went from here this morning to meet the King and they dined together at Ingerstone [Ingatestone ?] and came in the evening to Kensington and at night people expressed their joy for his return by bonfires and illuminations. The Dutch letters of Friday came this morning, which tell us that the French bombarded Charleroi on the 9th and 10th instant till the afternoon, at which time they began to send away their cannon and mortars, and the next morning the Marquis de Boufflers withdrew all his troops from the posts they had taken thereabouts. The Elector of Bavaria had advanced with the Confederate forces as far as Gennape, and his design was to put a convoy of provisions and ammunition into the place with a reinforcement of men, after which he would likewise supply the garrison of Ath with what they wanted, and then put his troops into quarters. In Germany the army, on both sides, had gone into quarters of refreshment. In Hungary they were going to do the like, and in Piedmont the Duke of Savoy continued his preparations for bombarding Pignerol. They write from Dublin, the 12th, that the parliament there had done little as yet besides appointing their committees; and that the committee of grievances had fallen upon Mr. Culliford and had summoned him to attend them. They had likewise questioned one Crofts, a gentleman of the County Cork, for several things done by him in the late King James's time; he had been expelled from the house and was under confinement. Seal. [S.P. Dom. William & Mary 4, No. 108.]
Oct. 21.
Whitehall.
Proceedings upon the petition of Edward Bushell, merchant, on the behalf of Ralph Lane of Barbadoes, merchant. Shows that, considering the low condition of the said Lane, after 5 years harsh and illegal imprisonment, he offers to enter into security of 500l. "to prosecute the appeal here." Prays for an order that his security may be taken here and inserted in the Minutes, and that the witnesses at Barbadoes may be "interruptedly" (sic) taken there, and transmitted, in due form, for England. Referred to the Lords of the Committee for Trade and Foreign Plantations. [S.P. Dom. Petition Entry Book 1, p. 412.]
Oct. 21.
Whitehall.
The Earl of Nottingham to the Attorney-General. I desire you will send me your opinion what is fit to be done upon the enclosed papers. The papers were the examinations and informations taken by the Mayor of Berwick and others, Justices of the Peace, against Charles Jackson, James Ord, Jenkin Mather, and John Kerswelt, the two last being apprehended for reflecting upon the Government. [H.O. Letter Book (Secretary's) 2, p. 572.]
Oct. 21.
Whitehall.
Passes for Stephen and Thomas Lindsey, brothers, to go to Harwich and Holland; for Johanna Junius and her child, ditto; for Jacob Van Gots, and Cornelis Van Ooster, ditto; for Rodrigos Montezenus, ditto. [S.P. Dom. Warrant Book 36, p. 402]; and for Mrs. Elizabeth Turner, William and Mary Sasseghem, John Newton, Anne Rogers, and Bridgitt Painter, ditto. [Ibid., p. 403.]
Oct. 21.
Brussels.
—— to the King. Has communicated to Colonel Dopft and to the commanding officers the orders he has received from the King from Malines, concerning Charleroi. Wishes the Elector and the Prince of Vaudemont would make the regiments march as soon as possible to their destined places. The Earl of Athlone writes him word from Waterloo, that should the enemy withdraw from Charleroi, they hope to attack their batteries. Sends this by Lieutenant-Colonel Banier. It is some time since he has seen Count de Solmes, and he does not know if he still intends to leave the cavalry. [S.P. Dom. King William's Chest 12, No. 142a.]
Oct. 21. Sir Charles Hedges to Mr. Warre, concerning the ship Sophia Amelia, stating the reasons for which she was condemned as prize. [H.O. Admiralty 2, p. 517.]
Oct. 22.
Whitehall.
The Earl of Nottingham to Mr. Ogle. I have received your letter of the 17th instant, with the copies of informations enclosed in it. The crimes are of a very scandalous nature, and you must take care to have the parties prosecuted, and punished accordingly. [H.O. Letter Book (Secretary's) 2, p. 573.]
Oct. 22.
Kensington.
Proclamation for a Public Thanksgiving for the victory over the French. Printed. [S.P. Dom. Proclamations 5, p. 87.]
Oct. 22.
Whitehall.
Passes for Angelo Fermi to go to Harwich and embark for Holland [S.P. Dom. Warrant Book 36, p. 396]; for Hans Greeve, ditto; and for Cisley Entwissell, Sarah Jackson, Anne Briggs, Anne Boardman, Frances Winnard, and Elizabeth Kemp, ditto. [Ibid., p. 403.]
Oct. 22.
Whitehall.
The Earl of Nottingham to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland. I am going to Kensington, but am not sure that I can give you the King's pleasure upon your letter by this post. The last bills are referred to the Attorney, and will be dispatched by him very quickly. I will endeavour to send them with all speed after the King has approved of them. [S.P. Ireland King's Letter Book 1, p. 438.]
Oct. 23.
Whitehall.
The same to the Commissioners of the Treasury. There being a considerable quantity of oats remaining, which were put on board the transport ships, his Majesty would have them taken on shore, and laid up for his future service, and would have the Commissioners for Victualling take an account of the meal and cheese remaining on board the said ships. He would likewise have all the transport ships discharged, as they come over, immediately upon their arrival here. The deductions for victuals out of the pay of the forces designed for the West Indies are to be after the rate of 4d. a day for each man. [H.O. Letter Book (Secretary's) 2, p. 573.]
Oct. 23. Caveat that no grant pass of the rectory of Beverstone, in Gloucestershire, or the rectory of Green's Norton, otherwise Norton Davie, in Northamptonshire, till notice be given to the Archbishop of Canterbury, or Sir William Forster. [S.P. Dom. Entry Book 73, p. 13.]
Oct. 23.
Whitehall.
Pass for Gerrit Meyer, with his wife, and one child, to go to Harwich and Holland. [S.P. Dom. Warrant Book 36, p. 403.]
Oct. 24.
Whitehall.
Warrant to Sir Henry Goodrick, to cause 30 snaphance muskets to be issued out of the magazine at Carlisle, for the supply of Capt. Parson's company of foot in the regiment of Charles, Duke of Bolton. [H.O. Military Entry Book 2, p. 295.]
Oct. 24.
Kensington.
Warrant to the Clerk of the Signet attending to prepare a bill containing a grant of restitution of temporalties of the see of Lichfield and Coventry, to the bishop thereof, from the time of the death of Dr. Thomas Wood, the late bishop. [H.O. Church Book 1, p. 130.]
Oct. 24.
Whitehall.
Passes for John Combel, to go to Harwich, and embark for Holland, this pass was not delivered before December 5th following; for Blaise Sackville, ditto; for Sywart Fransen, ditto; and for Simon Wissen, ditto. [S.P. Dom. Warrant Book 36, p. 404.]
Oct. 24.
Kensington.
Warrant to permit John, Earl of Tyrone, to bring a writ of error for reversing the outlawry against his father, Richard, late Earl of Tyrone, he having been outlawed for high treason in Ireland, six months after his death. [S.P. Dom. Signet Office 12, p. 532.]
Oct. 25.
Whitehall.
Warrant to Sir Henry Goodrick reciting that by previous warrant, dated 28 February last, he was authorized to prepare a train of artillery to be put on board such ships as should be provided by the Commissioner of Transportation, to be employed on service as directed. "Now for as much as we have commanded the greatest part of such train, with the officers of the same, to be returned to this kingdom, our will and pleasure is that the same ordnance, &c. be taken out of the several ships on board which they now are, and be lodged in the magazines for future service; and that the several payments per diem due to the officers and ministers of the said train, be continued and allowed to them only to the last day of the present month." [H.O. Military Entry Book 2, p. 296.]
Oct. 25.
Whitehall.
The Earl of Nottingham to the Commissioners of the Treasury. In my letter of the 17th of August last, I acquainted you that the "Tripolins," having declared war with France, had desired their Majesties to furnish them with some powder and ball, and that the officers of the Ordnance had reported they could spare 200 barrels of powder or thereabouts, provided the same were paid for at the current price. I have to-day received a letter from the Consul of Tripoli, wherein he writes that he believes that 100 barrels of shot, and powder proportionable, will be sufficient. Having acquainted the King with this, he thinks it necessary it should be done, and would have you lay this matter before him for directions in it. Mr. Poley has written to me that he is three quarters of a year behind for his ordinary allowance, and as much for his extraordinaries, and is in great extremity for want of this money; and Sir Paul Rycaut also writes that he is a year behind for his ordinary allowance, and as much for his extraordinaries. His Majesty commands you to lay this before him. [H.O. Letter Book (Secretary's) 2, p. 574.]
Oct. 25.
Whitehall.
The same to the Commissioners of the Admiralty. I enclose a copy of a list of some ships coming from the Baltic and going to the enemy which I received by this post, that you may give order for intercepting them. I am informed they intend passing through the channel, which will make it easier to take them, by appointing some ships to cruise between Dover and Calais. [Ibid., p. 575.]
Oct. 25.
Whitehall.
The same to the Commissioners for Victualling the Navy. The King would have you send me an account whether all the ships designed for Jamaica, Barbadoes, &c. have sailed; if not where they are, and whether they have taken all the stores, &c., on board. [Ibid.]
Oct. 25.
Whitehall.
Passes for John Van Santen, to go to Harwich, and embark for Holland; for John Masscher, ditto [S.P. Dom. Warrant Book 36, p. 404]; for Anna Catharina Clerk, ditto; for Francis Gandenaar, ditto; for Mr. John Ester, ditto; for Daniel Cosin, ditto; for Isaac Marchand, ditto; and for Thomas Welles, and his three daughters, ditto. [Ibid., p. 405.]
Oct. 25.
Kensington.
Warrant to the Recorder of London, to forbear putting into execution the sentence of death passed upon Henry Tankred for the murder of John Burton, until further pleasure. [H.O. Warrant Book 6, p. 434.]
Oct. 25.
Whitehall.
Warrant to Charles Kenge, messenger in ordinary, to seize Mrs. King and her papers, for coming from France without a pass. [Ibid.]
Oct. 25.
Whitehall.
[R. Yard] to Sir Joseph Williamson at Cobham Hall. Yesterday, being the first day of term, the Lords and others who were bailed the last, appeared at the King's Bench and were continued upon their bail. In July last the St. Albans, Mary galley, Bonadventure, and a fireship were sent from the fleet to Newfoundland to destroy the French fishery there; they took six or seven prizes and on their return home, about 300 leagues from the Lands End, they were separated; the St. Albans has come into Plymouth, and the Bonadventure and Mary galley have come to Portsmouth, the latter having brought in with her a French privateer of about 20 guns. [S.P. Dom. William & Mary 4, No. 109.]
Oct. 26.
Whitehall.
The Earl of Nottingham to Sir Ralph Delaval. I thought Mr. Clark would have acquainted you with the King's orders to the regiment at Rochester, which he, who received them from his Majesty, could more properly give; but by those orders, and what the King said to you, you will know that the intent of sending the regiment to Rochester, was to assist you in repressing any mutiny. But I hope there will be no occasion for so using it. I understand by a letter from the Admiralty that they intend you should come to town after the Court Martial. [H.O. Letter Book (Secretary's) 2, p. 575.]
Oct. 26.
Whitehall.
The same to the Commissioners for this Exchange of Prisoners. The King desires you to send one more ship to France, with as many prisoners of war as she can carry. [Ibid., p. 576.]
Oct. 26.
Kensington.
Warrants to cause the salaries of the Commissioners of Appeals in cases of Excise in Ireland to be placed in the Civil List of the present and future establishments there. [S.P. Dom. Signet Office 12, p. 533.]
Oct. 26. Copy of the sentence pronounced by the Lords of Appeal in the case of the ship Arms of Plymouth. [H.O. Admiralty 2, p. 521.]
Oct. 27.
Whitehall.
Passes for John Maury to go to Harwich and Holland; for Jacob Willemsz, Cornelis Percyn, John Gouerts, William Aarsen, and Anthony De Craay, ditto; for Peter Kearney, ditto; and for Mr. William Schout, ditto. [S.P. Dom. Warrant Book 36, p. 406.]
Oct. 27.
Whitehall.
R. Yard to Sir Joseph Williamson at Cobham Hall. This day has been spent in the observation of the thanksgiving appointed for our late victory at sea, and the King's safe return. We are now looking out for a new Secretary of State; several are talked of, but so much at random that no probable guess can be yet made. Great preparations are making in London for the entertainment of their Majesties on Saturday next, being "the Lord Mayor's Day." [S.P. Dom. William & Mary 4, No. 110.]
Oct. 28.
Kensington.
Commission for Benjamin Marolfe, gent., to be lieutenant to Capt. Henry Franklin in George Viscount Castleton's regiment of foot. [H.O. Military Entry Book 2, p. 301.]
Oct. 28.
Whitehall.
The Earl of Nottingham to the Officers of the Ordnance. I desire to know what these stores are, which are lading by your order on board the ships designed for Jamaica, and whether any of the stores designed for the West Indies are not yet laden on board the ships which are to carry them. [H.O. Letter Book (Secretary's) 2, p. 576.]
Oct. 28.
Whitehall.
The same to Lord Godolphin. On the 1st of March last I signified the King's pleasure to the Treasury for the payment of 800 dollars to Consul Baker, for a carpenter who escaped on board the Duke of Grafton's ship, and this not being paid, I desire you to put it into the best method of being dispatched, because the Consul is in great want of it. [Ibid., p. 577.]
Oct. 28.
Whitehall.
Warrant to the commander of any packet boat at Harwich, to receive on board the bearer, Peter Frotte, and carry him over to the Brill, or any other port in Holland. [H.O. Warrant Book 6, p. 437.]
Oct. 29.
Kensington.
Commissions for Henry Seymour, esq., to be Captain of the company of which Capt. Jackson was late captain in the regiment of foot commanded by Edward, Earl of Meath [H.O. Military Entry Book 2, p. 295]; for John Balley, gent., to be lieutenant to Major Francis Edgeworth in Col. Samuel Venner's regiment of foot [Ibid., p. 297]; for Nathaniel Tanner, to be lieutenant of the company of which Lieut.-Col. Sir Matthew Bridges is captain in Sir George St. George's regiment of foot [Ibid., p. 298]; and for William Hairs, gent., to be ensign to Capt. Richard Slape's company in Col. Samuel Venner's regiment of foot. [Ibid., p. 305.]
Oct. 29.
Whitehall.
Passes for Mary Vionnet, to go to Harwich and Holland; for Gerrit Isacze, ditto [S.P. Dom. Warrant Book 36, p. 406]; for Anthony Gargill, Petronelle Mitchell, with Richard Mitchell, Tresia, and Anna Mitchell, her three children, recommended by George London, the King's gardener, ditto; for Nicholas Lichtenbergh and John Klunder, ditto; for Laurentz Vanden Broeck and Huybert Arisen, ditto; for John Drooghpot, and Simon Isackse, and Peter Gagat, ditto [Ibid., p. 407]; and for George Bayly, commander of the Whitehall yacht, manned with six mariners, to take on board such French prisoners as are now in the gaols of England, and transport them to Calais, or St. Malo, and there exchange them for English subjects. [Ibid., p. 412.]
Oct. 29.
Whitehall.
The Earl of Nottingham to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland. Last May twelvemonth I referred, by the Queen's command, a petition of Mr. Oliver Grace to the Lords-Justices, who, I am informed, referred it to the Solicitor in Ireland, and he made report upon it; but having received none from their lordships, I do not know how to move the King in this matter. I desire therefore that you will call for that petition and report, and send it to me with your opinion. [S.P. Ireland King's Letter Book 1, p. 350.]
Oct. 29.
Whitehall.
Warrant to Simon Chapman, or Robert Knollis, messengers, with the aid of a constable, to make strict and diligent search in the stables belonging to Mr. Knibb in Milk Street, Soho, or in any neighbouring house, where it is probable, upon suspicion, that any unlicensed books or papers are "printing, sticking, or binding;" and having found any such unlicensed books, or papers, to seize them, and parts of them remaining in manuscript. [H.O. Warrant Book 6, p. 433.]
Oct. 30.
Whitehall.
Pass for Baron de Baumgarten, Ambassador of the Elector of Bavaria to the King of Spain, to go to Flanders and Holland. [S.P. Dom. Warrant Book 36, p. 409.]
Oct. 31.
Kensington.
Commissions for Thomas Dalyell to be captain of the troop of which Capt. James Killegrew was late captain in Col. Charles Godfrey's regiment of horse [H.O. Military Entry Book 2, p. 297]; for Charles Daillon, gent., to be ensign to Capt. Robert Seppens' company in Col. Richard Brewer's regiment of foot; for Richard Wharton, gent., to be lieutenant to Capt. John Levesy in the same regiment; for John Carr, esq., to be captain of the company of which Capt. Rupert Kempthorne was late captain in the same regiment; and for Peter Demenye, esq., to be captain-lieutenant to Col. Richard Brewer's company in his regiment of foot. [Ibid., p. 298.]
Oct. 31.
Whitehall.
Passes for Mrs. Smith to go to Harwich and Holland; for Grizill Moncreife, ditto, entered twice over; for Toussaints Nicolas, Mary his wife, and Anne Nicolas their child, ditto; for Jacob Pietersen and John Hagget, ditto [S.P. Dom. Warrant Book 36, p. 408]; and for Mr. Vander Mirer, ditto. [Ibid., p. 411.]
Oct. 31. Thomas Bedford to Richard Warre, at the Earl of Nottingham's office, Whitehall. Concerning the ship Arms of Plymouth, condemned by the Lords of Appeal, also the St. John, and the Wrestling Jacob. Seal of Arms. [H.O. Admiralty 2, p. 525.]