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William and Mary: November 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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November 1692

Nov. 1.
Kensington.
Commissions for John Vander Gracht, gent., to be adjutant to Col. Francis Fergus D'Offarell. [H.O. Military Entry Book 2, p. 301]; for Richard Fitzpatrick, esq., to be captain of the company of which Capt. Richard Fowler was late captain in Col. Edward Fitzpatrick's royal regiment of fusiliers; and for Thomas Forbes, esq., to be captain of Capt. Richard Fitzpatrick's company in Col. Francis Collingwood's regiment of foot. [Ibid., p. 312.]
Nov. 1.
Whitehall.
The Earl of Nottingham to the Victuallers of the Navy. Enclosing proposals about furnishing cheese. You may discourse with the person tendering and know his rates, and send me your opinion thereon, and how the cheese may best be sent to Portsmouth. The proposals were made by Thomas Pagitt, cheesemonger in St. James's market. [H.O. Letter Book (Secretary's) 2, p. 577.]
Nov. 1.
Whitehall.
The same to Sir Robert Cotton and Mr. Frankland. I desire you will send orders to the masters of the packet boats at Holyhead, that in case there is but one packet-boat upon the arrival of this night's mail at that place, the same stays for a messenger, whom I shall send away to-morrow, and not sail till he is on board. [H.O. Letter Book (Secretary's) 2, p. 578.]
Nov. 1.
Whitehall.
Passes for Mrs. Headley to go to Harwich and Holland [S.P. Dom. Warrant Book 36, p. 408]; and for Mrs. Anne Morland, ditto. [Ibid., p. 410.]
Nov. 1.
Whitehall.
[R. Yard] to Sir Joseph Williamson at Cobham Hall. The Electress of Bavaria had a son on the 18/28 of last month at Vienna, for which there has been great rejoicing at Brussels. The letters from Paris, of the 3rd instant, new style, say that the letters from Pignerol of the 26th past said that the Duke of Savoy's fever continued, and that he was very weak, and that his physicians were in great fear of him; we hope the next letters from Turin will bring better news. The Electors who have consented to investing the Duke of Hanover with the electoral dignity are Mayence, Brandenberg, Saxony, and Bavaria. The other three, Treves, Cologne, and the Palatine, do not oppose it, but have deferred giving their consent, that endeavours may be used to content the contradicting party; but in the meantime it is believed the Emperor will proceed to the investiture upon the conclusion drawn up in the electoral college, by plurality of voices. Seal. [S.P. Dom. William & Mary 4, No. 111.]
Nov. 1. Memorandum concerning giving help to Maestricht. Shows how the forces had better be placed to afford aid to this town. [S.P. Dom. King William's Chest 12, No. 143.]
Nov. 2.
Whitehall.
Warrant to the master of the packet boat at Holyhead, to receive Salomon Smith, sent expressly into Ireland, and to sail as soon as he is on board, to Dublin. In case the packet boat has sailed before he arrives, the commander of any other packet boat is to act in similar manner [S.P. Dom. Warrant Book 36, p. 410]; and post-warrant for the said Salomon Smith, to go with one able horse and a guide to Holyhead. [Ibid., p. 411.]
Nov. 2.
Whitehall.
Pass for Mary Smith to go to Harwich and Holland. [Ibid., p. 413.]
Nov. 2.
Whitehall.
The Earl of Nottingham to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland. This accompanies three bills which are all that are yet passed here. That of Attainder and Indemnity meets with so many objections that it is not likely to be determined in time to be passed in this Parliament, but, in lieu thereof, the Attorney has orders to prepare a confirmation of the articles of Limerick which the King promised to recommend to Parliament which will go a great way towards the extinguishing private suits. The bill for opening mines is laid aside; but as Mr. Hamilton's patent is the chief obstruction, I believe it will be vacated if it can be done. The bill for the case of protestant dissenters is also rejected at present, because without the clause for a sacramental test, it was not likely to pass in Ireland, and with it, perhaps the dissenters would not like it. I hope, by the next post, to give you an account of all matters depending here in relation to the parliament in Ireland and then also I may be able to signify the King's pleasure as to ending the session and your return here, in which last case I should like to know whom you think proper to take your place during your absence. [S.P. Ireland King's Letter Book 1, p. 438.]
Nov. 2.
Kensington.
Warrant for discharging all the clergy of Ireland from all arrears of first fruits which were due before the 3rd of March last for any ecclesiastical dignity, benefice or promotion. [S.P. Dom. Signet Office 12, p. 532.]
Nov. 3.
Kensington.
Commission for Gervase How, M.A., to be chaplain to the regiment of foot commanded by Col. Robert Goodwyn. [H.O. Military Entry Book 2, p. 298.]
Nov. 3.
Whitehall.
Proceedings upon the petition of Joseph Williams, gent., showing that he has, with great pains and industry, found out a new engine consisting of screws, wheels, etc., whereby he is able to raise and draw great weights which will be of public use for the loading and unloading of ships and "other things of great concernment." Prays for letters patent for the sole use of the said invention during the term of 14 years. Referred to the Attorney or Solicitor-General. [S.P. Dom. Petition Entry Book 1, p. 411.]
Nov. 3.
Whitehall.
The Earl of Nottingham to the Mayor of Newcastle. I have received yours and the other gentlemen's letter of the 29th of October, with an information enclosed in it concerning a vessel stopped in your port. I have acquainted the King with it who has commanded the Commissioners of Prizes to appoint some person to take the custody of the said vessel, and keep her safely till the matter be fully examined. In the meantime you must see that she is well guarded, and that none of the persons on board escape, nor that any of the goods are embezzled; you are also to examine the persons on board. [H.O. Letter Book (Secretary's) 2, p. 578.]
Nov. 3.
Whitehall.
The same to Mr. Griffin Dawes at Pembroke. I have your letter of the 22nd of October, giving an account of a Dutch ship which has come into Pembroke, which you have rescued out of the hands of the French. The King desires you to take care that she is kept safely and that none of the goods are embezzled and to examine the Dutchmen on board her, if they know who are her owners, what town she belongs to in Holland, and whether there are any of their acquaintances in London. [Ibid., p. 579.]
Nov. 3.
Whitehall.
The same to the Commissioners of Prizes. The King having received an account of a vessel, lately come into Newcastle, stopped by the Mayor upon suspicion of coming from France, would have you direct some person to take the said vessel into custody, with the men on board, and keep her safely until further order. [Ibid.]
Nov. 3.
Whitehall.
Passes for Mr. Godtlieb Grattop, a merchant, to go to Harwich and embark for Holland; for Elizabeth Marwood, and her daughter Suzannah Chapman, and Grace Nisbett to go to Holland or Flanders [S.P. Dom. Warrant Book 36, p. 411]: and for Johanna Muller, and a child, ditto. [Ibid., p. 413.]
Nov. 3.
Whitehall.
Warrant to the Clerk of the Signet attending, to prepare a bill, containing a warrant to the Treasury to pay to Lord Paget, who is appointed Ambassador to the Grande Seignor, the sum of 500l. for his equipage, and 10l. a day for his ordinary entertainment; to commence from the 1st of October last and to continue until his arrival at Constantinople. [H.O. Warrant Book 6, p. 435.]
Nov. 4.
Whitehall.
The Earl of Nottingham to the Lord Mayor of London. I am very glad you have found the disperser of the enclosed libel, which I return to you. I think I have seized another person who distributed another paper with the like title. I believe you have done well in committing him to Newgate for want of sureties. Whether this is an offence for which the person committed may not be admitted to bail, if tendered, I will not pretend to judge; certainly no favour should be shown to so malicious a fellow, unless he will discover the author. [H.O. Letter Book (Secretary's) 2, p. 580.]
Nov. 4.
Whitehall.
Passes for Isaac Preto, David De Crasto, and Abraham Alvares; three poor jews, to go to Harwich, and embark for Holland [S.P. Dom. Warrant Book 36, p. 411]; for Leon Chemineau, ditto; for Lijsbet Muller, Margaret Hael, and three children, ditto [Ibid., p. 413]; and for Andrew Craei, ditto. [Ibid., p. 414.]
Nov. 5.
Whitehall.
Warrant to Sir Henry Goodrick and the Principal Officers of the Ordnance to cause 100 barrels of powder, and 500 round of iron shot to be delivered for the government of Tripoli. [H.O. Military Entry Book 2, p. 299.]
Nov. 5.
Whitehall.
Passes for Robert Uthwat, to go to Harwich, and embark for Holland [S.P. Dom. Warrant Book 36, p. 411]; for Margaret Cursell, Anne and Thomas Deane, ditto; and for Capt. Matthias Anthon Pott, Capt. Philip Julius Bode, and William Hartman, their servant, ditto. [Ibid., p. 414.]
Nov. 5.
Whitehall.
Warrant to George Collins, messenger in ordinary, to take Peter Frotté to Harwich, and deliver him to the master of the packet boat in order to his being transported to Holland. [H.O. Warrant Book 6, p. 437.]
Nov. 6.
Whitehall.
Warrant to William Knight, one of the messengers in ordinary, to search for arms in the house of Henry Oldham, junior, near the King's Head tavern in Holborn, and having found them, to cause them to be secured, and to seize the said Henry Oldham, and bring him to be examined. [H.O. Warrant Book 6, p. 436.]
Nov. 7.
Whitehall.
Commissions for Capt. Mark Anthony De Moncal to be adjutant to Col. Francis Du Cambon's regiment of foot [H.O. Military Entry Book 2, p. 322]; and for — Moncal, Esq., to be reformed captain in the same regiment. [Ibid., p. 323.]
Nov. 7.
Whitehall.
The Earl of Nottingham to Sir John Temple. I desire you will let me know whether the money bills are to pass in the Parliament of Ireland, in any other method than other bills do, or whether in respect of them Poyning's Act is not to be observed; the Commons there, pretending that they are to consider of the heads of money bills, before the bill itself is delivered to them in form. [H.O. Letter Book (Secretary's) 2, p. 580.]
Nov. 7.
Whitehall.
The Earl of Nottingham to Sir Robert Cotton, and Mr. Frankland. William Francis, the post-master of Chester having been found guilty of such offences as show him unfit to be trusted in that place, I desire you will remove him. [Ibid., p. 581.]
Nov. 7.
Whitehall.
Passes for Mr. Bartholomy Orsetty, and Jacques Giominiani, his servant, to go to Harwich, and embark for Holland [S.P. Dom. Warrant Book 36, p. 413]; for John Vanden Heuvel, his wife and three children, and Gerrit Hendricks, ditto; for Mr. William Gerway, ditto [Ibid., p. 414]; for Adolf Van Achteren, with his wife, Jacob Coster, Francis Gervisius, and Frederick Ernst, ditto; for Peter Christians, ditto; and for Mr. De la Croix, and Mr. Burjand, to go to Gravesend and Bremen. [Ibid., p. 415.]
Nov. 7.
Whitehall.
Warrant to the Keeper of Newgate, or his deputy, to carry Anne Mereweather, committed for clipping, before the Attorney-General, at his Chamber in the Temple, "at 7 o'clock this evening," to be examined, and afterwards to carry her back to prison. [H.O. Warrant Book 6, p. 436.]
Nov. 7.
Whitehall.
Warrant to Stephen Gythens, messenger in ordinary, to search for Mrs. White, and her daughter, and having found them, to seize them for publishing and dispersing seditious, scandalous, and unlicensed papers, and bring them in safe custody for examination. [Ibid., p. 437.]
Nov. 8.
Whitehall.
Warrant to the Keeper of Newgate, or his deputy, to detain and keep in safe custody the body of Anne Merryweather, committed on suspicion of high treason in adhering to their Majesties' enemies. [Ibid., p. 439.]
Nov. 8.
Whitehall.
Warrant to Richard Hopkins, messenger in ordinary, to seize Alexander Watts, for coming from France to England without leave. [Ibid., p. 440.]
Nov. 8.
Whitehall.
Proceedings upon the petition of Capt. John Tupper, commander of the Swallow, privateer of Guernsey. Shows that according to the instructions of his commission, he constantly corresponded with the Secretary of the Admiralty, and acquainted him, among other things, that he had taken on the coasts of France, a French fisherman in his boat, but finding that he was "a poor ragged protestant," he let him go as not worth bringing in, for which the Lords of the Admiralty revoked his commission. On the 28th of October he espied in the haven of Demouville, under the guns of a French fort, a small vessel called the Francis, of Dieppe, Francis L'Hermit, master, which he "fetched off," by cutting four cables, and brought her to Guernsey as prize, but she is claimed by their Majesties proctor as a perquisite of the Admiralty, she being taken after the revocation of the commission. Prays to have the benefit of the vessel, as if she had been taken before his commission had been revoked. Referred to the Admiralty. [S.P. Dom. Petition Entry Book 1, p. 411.]
Nov. 8.
Whitehall.
Proceedings upon the petition of Marmaduke Hodgeson, gent. Shows that he has, after great charge and expenses "arrived at the perfection of making a motion-work, or engine, different from any other hitherto practised or in use in their Majesties dominions," whereby water may be raised and discharged in the greatest quantities and from any depth to any height given, in much shorter time and with far less cost, than by any other engine has hitherto been done or performed, and that without the strength of men, horses, wind, steam, or current, besides that of its own raising. This said motion-work or engine may and will in all probability, prove of very great use to the public, for preserving leaky ships and vessels from sinking, and for the freeing and clearing them of water (if sunk) in order to their weighing up and recovery; and by it fens and morasses may be likewise drained, over-flown mines and coal-pits rendered again fit to be wrought in, moats filled or emptied, and many other purposes. Prays for letters patent for the sole use thereof for 14 years. Referred to the Attorney or Solicitor-General. [S.P. Dom. Petition Entry Book 1, p. 412.]
Nov. 8.
Whitehall.
Proceedings upon the report of the Lord-Lieutenant concerning the Earl of Burlington's petition. The report is as follows:—In obedience to your Majesties' order of reference upon the petition of Richard, Earl of Burlington and Cork, I have (in order to inform myself truly in the matter) referred the same to Sir John Temple, and he having made his report, hereunto annexed [not entered], I have thought fit to concur with it and have submitted it to you. Referred to the Treasury. [Ibid., p. 438.]
Nov. 8.
Whitehall.
The Earl of Nottingham to Mr. Blathwayt. The Lords of the Admiralty, pretending that the place of the Naval Office belongs to them, have entered a caveat at the Great Seal and stopped the grant of it to Mr. Povey, upon which his Majesty has ordered the matter to be heard at Council next Thursday. I give you this notice, as you have been Mr. Povey's friend in obtaining the grant, that some person may be appointed to appear for him. [H.O. Letter Book (Secretary's) 2, p. 581.]
Nov. 8.
Kensington.
Warrant to the Wardens and other Electors of New College, Oxford, and of the College near Winchester, to elect and admit Henry Smith, a child of the College of Winchester, at the next election. [H.O. Church Book 1, p. 131.]
Nov. 8.
Whitehall.
Passes for John Legeret, and Rachel Le Fevre, recommended by Mons. Gilbert, French Minister at St. James's, to go to Harwich, and embark for Holland [S.P. Dom. Warrant Book 36, p. 415]; for Mr. John Westerling, ditto; for Anthony Blom, ditto; for Heironimus Luder, Dirck Vander Noen, and Gisbert Willimsz, ditto; and for Emanuel Symons, ditto. [Ibid., p. 416.]
Nov. 8.
Whitehall.
Warrant to John Freeman and Francis Clark, messengers in ordinary, to apprehend Capt. Philips, alias Major Fox, with his papers, for high crimes and misdemeanour, and also to search his house, or any suspected neighbouring house, where any unlicensed books or papers are "printing, sticking, or binding." [H.O. Warrant Book 6, p. 464.]
Nov. 9.
Kensington.
Commissions for William Newton, gent., to be lieutenant to Lieut.-Col. Christopher Yelverton in the first regiment of footguards, commanded by Charles, Duke of Schomberg [H.O. Military Entry Book 2, p. 299]; and for the same William Newton, to command as captain of foot. [Ibid., p. 300.]
Nov. 9.
Whitehall.
Passes for Mr. William Hazlerige, Mrs. Collier, Mrs. Price, Mrs. Cammill, Mrs. Fenwick, Mrs. Hazlerige, Mrs. Hall, Mrs. Prichel, Mrs. Goade, Mrs. Laney, and Mrs. Newton, to go to Harwich and Holland [S.P. Dom. Warrant Book 36, p. 416]; for Mr. John Hardsoecker, to go to Falmouth and Portugal; for Francis Bourceau, to go to Harwich and Holland; and for Thomas Newlyn, a messenger, to go to Holyhead. [Ibid., p. 417.]
Nov. 9.
Whitehall.
Post warrant for the same Thomas Newlyn, sent expressly into Ireland upon their Majesties' service, to go on board a packet boat at Holyhead, and sail to Dublin. [Ibid.]
Nov. 9.
Whitehall.
The Earl of Nottingham to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland. This accompanies the Act of Indemnity, which is reduced to a very short one, being only to pardon and discharge all suits against those of Limerick, and that they should bring no such like actions against others. This is the last bill you may expect from here, and the King thinks a speedy end should be put to this sitting of Parliament. He has given me no directions for the allowance to the Lord Chancellor and the Speaker. I do not wonder that directions have been sent from hence to discompose the parliament in Ireland; I wish (sic) there are not the like endeavours here. The House of Commons adjourned from their first day of meeting until to-morrow, and the Lords have done nothing but heard the complaints of the Earls of Huntingdon and Marlborough, for their imprisonment, in which nothing is yet determined. [S.P. Ireland King's Letter Book 1, p. 439.]
Nov. 9.
Kensington.
Warrant for directions to be given to the Receivers-General of the Revenues in Ireland authorizing them, upon the certificates from the Commissioners for stating the accounts of the army, to give Exchequer acquittances to the several collectors, upon the arrears of rents of forfeited lands due before the 1st of November, 1691, and of excise before the 25th of December, 1691, and for all bills signed and allowed by the officers of the army to December, 1691; which arrears were caused through the quartering of the army in Ireland, which fell chiefly upon those who were to pay the Inland Excise, and upon the tenants of the forfeited lands. [S.P. Dom. Signet Office 12, p. 535.]
Nov. 9.
Kensington.
Warrant to Viscount Sydney, to cause a commission to be passed, appointing the Chancellor of Ireland for the time being, the High Treasurer, the Chief Justices of the Courts of King's Bench, and Common Pleas, the Chief Baron of the Exchequer, the Master of the Rolls, the Secretary of State, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, the Auditor-General, the Muster Master General, and the Surveyor General of Ireland, Commissioners for inspecting and passing the Accounts of the Vice-Treasurer, the Receivers General of the Revenue, 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. 537.]
Nov. 9.
Kensington.
Warrant for letters patent under the great seal of Ireland, granting to Nathaniel, Bishop of Limerick, Ezekiel Webb, Dean of the same, and the rest of the clergy of the diocese, all the debts by mortgage or otherwise, owing to John Leonard, a merchant of Limerick, attainted of high treason, to be laid out in the repair of the said Cathedral, which was greatly damaged during the two last sieges. [Ibid., p. 538.]
Nov. 9.
Kensington.
Warrant for allowing to Warham Jemmett, collector of the Customs of Londonderry, 356l. 19s. and 257l., expended by him, for the subsistence of the six companies of Lord Mountjoy's regiment, and Sir Charles Fielding's company in Culmore, from 20 February to 11 April, 1689, for money for the subsistence of his own company, for wheat, malt, rye, and oats laid into Londonderry, and for provisions laid in for his own family, used by the garrison. [Ibid., p. 539.]
Nov. 10.
Whitehall.
Commissions for Thomas Boys, gent., to be ensign of the company of which Major Thomas Burroughs is captain in Col. Edward Lloyd's regiment of foot [H.O. Military Entry Book 2, p. 299]; for Jarvis Newton, esq., to be captain of the company of which Capt. William Burnett was late Captain in Col. Francis Fergus D'Offarell's regiment of foot; for Thomas Treffry, gent., to be lieutenant to Capt. Jarvis Newton, in the same regiment of foot [Ibid., p. 301]; and for Henry Foubert, esq., to be major to Col. Hugh Wyndham's regiment of horse, and likewise to be captain of a troop in the same regiment. [Ibid., p. 303.]
Nov. 10.
Whitehall.
The Earl of Nottingham to the Attorney-General. I enclose, by the King's command, a petition of divers merchants of London, that you may consider the patent mentioned in it, granted by the King of Spain to Mr. Arthur Obruin [O'Brien ?], and particularly, whether any inconveniencies may accrue, in the execution of it, to his Majesty, or his subjects, or any of his allies; and in case of any objection, you are to hear what the petitioners have to say in answer to it, and report the whole matter to his Majesty. [H.O. Letter Book (Secretary's 2), p. 582.]
Nov. 10.
London.
News Letter. Some days since her Majesty received an express from Mr. Bidall, our Envoy at the court of Saxony, with advice that the Duke of Hanover was declared an Elector of the Empire at the Diet at Ratisbon, which makes the Saxon Court chagrin, the protestant interest being much strengthened thereby.
The French are cutting a neck of land at La Hogue to make a safe port there for their men-of-war to ride and retreat upon all occasions. Yesterday a great council of war was held at Versailles, the King and Dauphin being present and the Dukes of Luxemburg, and others, and Mons. Cattinat, and it is said that the latter is expected to go back to Piedmont to put in execution some considerable enterprise this winter, whilst the Germans are in winter quarters in Lombardy; some think here [in Paris?] that it will be the bombarding of Turin, and that the Duke of Luxemburg will return to the Netherlands in February next.
The French privateers have lately taken 27 English and Dutch merchant ships and have brought them into the several ports of France; two of the English are from Turkey, one of which is called the Charles.
The Marquis D'Umfreville, the French Vice-Admiral, has lately died. Mons. Vertilack is made Inspector-General of the French army in Piedmont, and Mons. Chimines, governor of Mons in his room. The King has seized upon the revenue of the bishopric of Ypres for his own use, which place has been vacant fifteen years. Work is carried on day and night, even on Sundays, upon the naval preparations.
From the Hague, under date of 15 November, it is said that the Elector of . . . is created, by the King of Spain, Duke of Brabant. They write from Switzerland that the assembly held at Zurich is broken up, and that the said Canton seems to justify its troops who have fought in Flanders against the English and Dutch, alleging that it is no fraction in their treaty with his Imperial Majesty.
On Tuesday last Mr. Richard Heath, a person who pretended to help people with money upon mortgages, was tried at the King's Bench Bar for forging a deed, by which he defrauded a gentleman of 600l., and after a full hearing he was found guilty and sentenced to pay 100l. fine to the King, and to stand three times in the pillory. Yesterday there was a trial at the Common Pleas Bar, which lasted six hours, between the Dean of Windsor and the Dean of Guernsey, about the presentation to a living, estimated at 300l. per annum, and after a full hearing, the court gave it in favour of the latter. The Lords of the Treasury have ordered process to be issued out against Mr. Thomas Pinfold, Sir James Smith, Sir Jonathan Raymond, and also against all sheriffs and justices who served in the two late reigns, and who received money levied upon dissenters, and have not accounted for the same in the Exchequer, and any who know of any such money will have 10 per cent. for their discovery.
Our merchants are "in pain" for 14 merchant ships, which they expect home from Barbadoes, Nevis and Antigua; they are resolved once more to petition the King for good convoys, for want of which their ships daily fall into the hands of the enemy.
Yesterday the House of Peers met, pursuant to the adjournment, where the committee appointed to search and inspect records and precedents touching committing and bailing peers out of the Tower (?) . . . and after a long debate the House ordered Lord Lucas to attend to-day, in his place, with the original commitment of the Earls of Marlborough, Huntingdon, etc. Their lordships had afterwards under debate a breach of privilege committed in arresting one of their quarter waiters which they deferred until to day likewise.
The Dutch factors will buy in England 500,000 quarters of corn, which will soon raise the price thereof. Yesterday a Court of Verge was held at Westminster to try John How, esq., late Vice-Cham berlain to the Queen, for wounding two persons near Whitehall Gate, one of whom was a constable. He confessed the fact and was found guilty, and is admitted to bail to appear on the 30th instant. He has prayed the Earl of Devon to intercede with their Majesties for his pardon, he being, by law of the Verge, to have his right hand cut off.
Orders are sent to all our western ports not to permit any shipping or passengers to go to Ireland, unless they give a good account of themselves.
We have advice from Thame that nine butchers, who were going thither, met nine highway men on the road, who took from them a considerable sum of money, after which they caused them to go over the hedge, and sit down all in a row, "and drink King James' health, in some brandy" which they had with them, and bid them sue the Hundred for their money.
It is said that Lord Sydney will return hither from Ireland in three weeks. They write from France that Mons. de Bourepos (sic), who is going as envoy to the court of Denmark, has orders to propose a marriage between the Prince Royal of Denmark and a daughter of the Duke of Orleans, and we hear that the said prince will remain at Paris this winter and "make" the next campaign in Flanders as a volunteer. The Count D'Estre is ordered to Genoa with some threatening orders.
To-day both houses of Parliament met at Westminster where Lord Lucas, Governor of the Tower, attended in his place with the original commitments of the Earls of Huntingdon, Scarsdale, and Marlborough, and after a long debate the houses were of opinion that there was no precedent for bailing them. The House of Commons voted an address of thanks to His Majesty for his gracious speech and said that they would assist and stand by him with their estates and persons. Young, the parson who was in the King's Bench for forging the Bishop of Rochester's hand, has made his escape, as has one Blackade, concerned in the same fact, out of the messenger's hand in the Savoy; he got out of the window, having tied the sheets of his bed one to another to get down. [Greenwich Hospital News Letters 4, No. 16.]
Nov. 10.
Whitehall.
Passes for John Johnson, John Dircksen, and Peter Jorisz, to go to Harwich and Holland [S.P. Dom. Warrant Book 36, p. 417]; for Helena Stam, ditto; for George Hutton and Michael Russell, ditto; for Joseph Pietersz and Francis Force, ditto; for James Bourdeau, Judith his wife, with Rachel, Charlotte and Judith, their children, recommended by Mons. Du Bordieu, ditto; for Henry Van Binsberge, his wife, and four children, ditto [Ibid., p. 418]; for William Bacx and Jannetje Willems, his mother, ditto; for Geertrüyt Mentzel, ditto; for Elizabeth Marwood and her daughter Suzannah Chapman, and Grace Nisbett, ditto; for Jane Vivian, Elizabeth Clements Temperance Young, Hester Keagle, Ellenor Pede, and — Walker, ditto; for Mr. Gotfried Michael Fetter and Mr. Lucas Stein, recommended by Mr. Edzard, Lutheran minister, ditto [S.P. Dom. Warrant Book 36, p. 419]; for Isaac van Benningen and Edmond Soermans, ditto; and for Stephania Rantson, ditto. [Ibid., p. 420.]
Nov. 10.
Whitehall.
Warrant to the keeper of Newgate, or his deputy, to permit Mrs. Johanna Merryweather to speak to Mrs. Anne Merryweather, "for this one time," in the company of Mr. Harris. [H.O. Warrant Book 6, p. 441.]
Nov. 11.
Kensington.
Leave of absence for Col. Edward FitzGerald Villiers, colonel of a regiment of horse, for six months from the 1st June last past. [H.O. Military Entry Book 2, p. 302.]
Nov. 11.
Whitehall.
The Earl of Nottingham to Sir Robert Cotton and Mr. Frankland. The King would have you send orders to the master of the packet boats at Harwich, that the packet boat is not to sail with this night's mail, until the messenger shall arrive, whom I am to dispatch to-morrow afternoon. [H.O. Letter Book (Secretary's) 2, p. 582.]
Nov. 11.
Whitehall.
The same to Mr. Hardesley. The Queen having in September last signed a warrant for inserting John Towers, condemned for clipping, into the next general pardon for the Home Circuit, and understanding that no such pardon will be issued till the next assizes, I should be glad if you could find some expedient, whereby the said John Towers may be inserted in the next Newgate pardon. [Ibid., p. 583.]
Nov. 11.
Whitehall.
Passes for John Mars to go to Harwich and Holland; for William Noble, ditto; and for Peter Dourliac, ditto. [S.P. Dom. Warrant Book 36, p. 420.]
Nov. 12.
Kensington.
Commissions for Capt. Anthony Brabazon to be captain of the company of which Capt. James Brabazon was late captain in the Earl of Meath's regiment of foot; for Richard Kane, gent., to be lieutenant to Capt. Robert Stearne, in the same regiment [H.O. Military Entry Book 2, p. 301]; and for John Palliser, esq., to be captain of the company of which Capt. Brockwell Lloyd was late captain in Col. Roberts Goodwyn's regiment of foot. [Ibid., p. 304.]
Nov. 12.
Whitehall.
Proceedings upon the petition of Robert Master and others, merchants of London, owners and laders of the ship William, Thomas Philips, commander. Shows that the said ship in her late voyage from Zante, laden with 170 tons of currants, bound for London, was taken between Cape St. Vincent and Scilly by four or five French men-of-war, and carried to Morlaix. Prays for licence to redeem the said ship whereby their Majesties will receive upon her arrival above 2,000l. for the Customs. Prays likewise for a pass for her coming from Brest to London. Referred to the Treasury. [S.P. Dom. Petition Entry Book 1, p. 413.]
Nov. 12.
Whitehall.
Proceedings upon the report of the Commissioners of the Treasury concerning Mr. James Atkinson's petition. The report is as follows:—In obedience to your Majesty's commands, signified to us by the Earl of Nottingham, upon the petition of James Atkinson and John Coltman, and other merchants, We have considered the same, and for our better information therein, referred it to the Commissioners of the Customs, who have made the annexed report thereupon [not entered], with which we agree, and pray your Majesty to be referred thereunto. Referred back to the Treasury to give order accordingly. [S.P. Dom. Petition Entry Book 1, p. 417.]
Nov. 12.
Whitehall.
The Earl of Nottingham to the Commissioners of Prizes. The King intending, at the desire of the States General, to consider in Council the case of the ship, the City of Copenhagen, condemned by the Lords Commissioners of Appeal, would have you forbear all proceedings in the sale of that ship, until further order, and also to forbear in the sale of the ship, the Arms of Plymouth, condemned by the said Lords, until further ordered. [H.O. Letter Book (Secretary's) 2, p. 583.]
Nov. 12.
Whitehall.
The same to the same. His Majesty would have you give an account of the names of the captains of the men-of-war mentioned in your letter, who have been guilty of embezzling, and of the ships which have been embezzled by them. [Ibid., p. 584.]
Nov. 12.
Whitehall.
The same to the Mayor of Newcastle. I have your letter of the 8th instant, and have shown it to the King, who would have you release the ship, called the Duke of Bavaria, mentioned in your letter; but you are to enquire after Errington, and the other two passengers, and keep them in custody till you shall have transmitted their examinations to me. [Ibid.]
Nov. 12.
Whitehall.
The same to Sir Robert Cotton and Mr. Frankland. The bearer, Stephen Gythins, has the letters from the King, for which you were directed last night to order the packet boat to stay. I desire you will send such directions by him that the letters may be safely carried over and delivered to Mr. Vanderpoole. The messenger is to carry the letters no further than Harwich, and having delivered them according to your directions, is to return. [Ibid., p. 585.]
Nov. 12.
Whitehall.
Passes for Mr. Philip Stafford to go to Harwich and Flanders [S.P. Dom. Warrant Book 36, p. 430]; for Stephen Du Cros, to go to Harwich and embark for Holland; for Mary Fleureau, ditto; for Sir James Jeffereys and Samuel Robinson, his servant, to go to Gravesend and embark for Sweden, and to return; for Hannah Robinson and Ann Walker to go to Harwich and embark for Holland; for Stephen Gythens, a messenger, to go to Harwich; for John Stridbach, to go to Harwich and Holland [Ibid., p. 421]; for John Johnson and Abraham Johnson, ditto; for Paul de Floo and John Elbers, ditto; and for John Lemkes, ditto. [Ibid., p. 422.]
Nov. 14.
Kensington.
Commission for Col. John Tidcombe to be colonel of the regiment of foot of which Col. William Beveridge was late colonel, and likewise to be captain of a company in the same regiment. [H.O. Military Entry Book 2, p. 312.]
Nov. 14.
Whitehall.
Warrant to Sir Henry Goodrick, to provide and contract for one ton of swan shot, and 4 drag-fishing nets, at the best rates, for the use of the forces going to the West Indies, and to cause the same to be sent, together with 300 snaphance muskets, for Col. Godfrey Lloyd's regiment of foot now there. [H.O. Military Entry Book 2, p. 304.]
Nov. 14.
Whitehall.
Proceedings upon the petition of Thomas Neale, esq., showing that he and another person for whom he acts, had found, at their great charges and pains, and invented, a new way of soldering and joining glass together to the great use and improvement of the glass manufacture. Prays for letters patent for the sole use thereof. Referred to the Attorney or Solicitor-General. [S.P. Dom. Petition Entry Book 1, p. 414.]
Nov. 14.
Whitehall.
Proceedings upon the petition of Capt. Edward Bibb, commander of the James galley, showing that he took a French privateer of 20 guns, in March last, which was fitted for a fireship and still continues in their Majesties' service; and that, in July last he took another privateer of 18 guns (in which action he received a shot through his shoulder) and delivered her up without the benefit of plundering. Prays, for his encouragement, and that of other commanders, to have a reward for taking the said two privateers. Referred to the Admiralty. [Ibid.]
Nov. 14.
Whitehall.
Proceedings upon the petition of Richard Sumpsion (sic), William Baker, and Anthony Fenley of the parish of Box, in Wiltshire. Shows that, being in the company of wicked persons, they were seduced and prevailed to engage to become confederates with them, and to break and rob the house of Bernard Powlet, esq., from which confederacy they would have withdrawn, but were threatened by the rest with death if they did not proceed. After the fact was committed, they were forced to fly and leave their wives and many small children. And whereas they produce certificates of several gentlemen of the neighbourhood, how they have lived honestly before that fact, they pray to be inserted in the next circuit pardon for Wiltshire. Referred to the Attorney or Solicitor-General. [Ibid., p. 415.]
Nov. 14.
Whitehall.
Proceedings upon the report of the Commissioners for executing the office of Lord High Admiral of England, concerning Mrs. Carter's petition. The report is as follows:—In obedience to her Majesty's order of reference, dated the 15th of July 1692, on the petition of Mary Carter, widow of Rear-Admiral Richard Carter, who was slain in the late engagement with the French, we report our opinion that a pension of 200l. a year be settled on the petitioner during her life for her subsistence, she being, as we are informed, left in a necessitous condition. Referred to the Admiralty. [Ibid., p. 416.]
Nov. 14.
Whitehall.
The Earl of Nottingham to Sir John Guise. I send you the warrant you desire, directed to the bearer, one of the messengers, who knows nothing of the business, but is ordered to follow your directions. [H.O. Letter Book (Secretary's) 2, p. 586.]
Nov. 14.
Whitehall.
The same to the Lords of the Treasury. I enclose, by the King's command, the petition of Lord Bellew, and the papers annexed which you are to lay before his Majesty, so that you may receive his pleasure therein. [H.O. Letter Book (Secretary's) 2, p. 586.]
Nov. 14.
Whitehall.
Passes for John Van Briemen, Mary Smelling, his wife, and Abraham Pilaar, to go to Harwich and Holland; for Lysbett Brigillis, and Jacob Vander Landen, ditto [S.P. Dom. Warrant Book 36, p. 422]; for Stephen Laborde, recommended by Mons. Larriviere, French minister, ditto; for Mrs. Anne Linch and Mrs. Mary Wallis, ditto; for Mr. John Smith and Mr. John Leagrave, to go to West Chester; and for Mons. de Passy, his wife, Mrs. Prunelay, Mrs. Travecy, and a servant-maid, to go to Holland. [Ibid., p. 423.]
Nov. 14.
Whitehall.
Warrant to Thomas Davies, messenger in ordinary, to search with the aid of a constable in any suspicious places where unlicensed books or papers, are "printing, sticking, or binding," for any such books or papers, and having found them to seize them together with so much as is unprinted, and to bring these, with the offenders, for examination. [H.O. Warrant Book 6, p. 438.]
Nov. 14.
Whitehall.
Certificate that James Vernon, esq., secretary of the Embassy to Constantinople, returned from that employment on Sunday the 23rd of October last past. [Ibid.]
Nov. 14.
Whitehall.
Allowance of the expenses of James Vernon, esq., on account of his late employment as Secretary of the Embassy to Constantinople. [Ibid., p. 439.]
Nov. 15.
Kensington.
Commission for Samuel Dornant, gent., to be ensign to Major Theophilus Rabesniere's company in Col. John Foulke's regiment of foot. [H.O. Military Entry Book 2, p. 326.]
Nov. 15.
Whitehall.
The Earl of Nottingham to the Earl of Suffolk. The King desires you to order all your deputy-commissaries to muster no commission officer of any regiment, or independent company or which may be in garrison in England, who shall not produce his commission in due form with an endorsement, in the usual manner, that the same has been entered in the office of the Secretary at War, and this he would have you give as a standing rule to everyone of the deputies, which they must observe. [H.O. Letter Book (Secretary's) 2, p. 587.]
Nov. 15.
Whitehall.
Passes for Frederick Ernst, Gerrit Lucas, Evert John Crop, and Jacob Coster, to go to Harwich and embark for Holland [S.P. Dom. Warrant Book 36, p. 423]; for Mons. de Brancaccio, and two servants, to go to Falmouth and Spain; for Mr. Richard Grimes to go to Harwich and Holland; for Joseph Casbird, Thomas and Elizabeth Radcliff, and John Gerrit, ditto; for Mr. John Stevens, ditto; for Mrs. Wroth, her child and sister, with two servants, ditto [Ibid., p. 424]; for John Frese, ditto; for Mary Leyssens and Jacomintie Belt, ditto; for Peter Vinier, ditto; for John Danielsz and Barent Willemsz, ditto; for John Ello, ditto [Ibid., p. 425]; for Simon Talon, ditto [Ibid., p. 426]; and for Mr. Edward Davies, ditto. [Ibid., p. 428.]
Nov. 15.
Whitehall.
The Earl of Nottingham to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland. The King is well satisfied with your proroguing Parliament. Lord Justice Coningsby has come and has given me your letters, but I have had no orders upon them yet. [S.P. Ireland King's Letter Book 1, p. 440.]
Nov. 15.
Whitehall.
Allowance of the bill of William Churchill, stationer, for stationeryware, furnished to the Earl of Nottingham's office from June 24th to September 29th, 1692. [H.O. Warrant Book 6, p. 440.]
Nov. 15.
Whitehall.
Warrant to the Provost-Marshal, or his deputy, to set at liberty Richard Bonnet, a prisoner in his custody. [Ibid., p. 441.]
Nov. 15.
Turin.
Victor Amadeus to the King. Thanks him for the generous manner in which he has treated him, and for allowing the Elector of Bavaria to leave two regiments to be ready for the next campaign. [S.P. Dom. King William's Chest, 12, No. 144.]
Nov. 16.
Kensington.
Commission for Levin Craven, gent., to be ensign to Capt. Richard's company in Col. John Foulkes' 'regiment of foot. [H.O. Military Entry Book 2, p. 302.]
Nov. 16.
Whitehall.
Proceedings upon the petition of John Hussey, gent. Shows that he never bore arms against their Majesties in Ireland or elsewhere; and that since August, 1690, he has been outlawed. By an Act of Parliament, here in England, he is excluded from the benefit of his profession, being that of the law, and is disabled by his outlawry from enjoying his small revenue. The Attorney, by the Queen's orders, represented him as a fit object of her mercy. He prays for leave to reverse his outlawry. Referred to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland. [S.P. Dom. Petition Entry Book 1, p. 415.]
Nov 16.
Whitehall.
Passes for Lawrence Ongena and Peter Vanden Heuvel, to go to Harwich and Holland; for Diederick Van Lime, ditto; for Giles Van Dÿke, ditto; for Francis Rondell and Peter Quinet, ditto. [S.P. Dom. Warrant Book 36, p. 426]; and for William Knight, a messenger, to go to Nottingham "and such other place as he has directions for." [Ibid., p. 427.]
Nov. 16.
Whitehall.
Warrant to Stephen Gythens, messenger in ordinary, to go to the house of Anne Merryweather, and search for seditious and unlicensed papers or pamphlets. [H.O. Warrant Book 6, p. 441.]
Nov. 16.
Admiralty Office.
J. Sotherne to Richard Warre. I send you the enclosed extract from the Journal of Capt. Wilkins on the Germoon prize, concerning a small barque which he has brought to Plymouth, together with a copy of a letter from Mr. Bell, for your laying the same before the Earl of Nottingham [H.O. Admiralty 4, p. 356.] Enclosing:— Thomas Bell, to Mr. John Hunter, master of the Adventure, now at Ballyshaine. I have received your letters from Killybegs and Enniskillen, and one from [for ?] your wife, which I will deliver to her. If the vessel wants any dressing you must get it done. I have ordered Mr. Findley to supply you with what money may be needful to buy a couple of barrels of beef and some meal, and to pay you 20s. or 30s. to give the men if they insist on it. I am concerned you should be in the vessel you are on board. I would design the privateer for you, if you would be a good husband and manage your affairs with expedition. If the wind prevents your getting into the Channel, it would be a pity to lose so good an occasion, but to stand through for Bilboa and not to let your men know that you are really bound thither. The enclosed pass and what other papers you have thereunto relating, you must carefully put out of the way, so that if any Dutch or English privateers should board you they may not find it, and if any French privateer should take you, not to show anything till they carry you in. If carried into St. Martin's, apply to Mr. Abraham Deuport; if to Nantes to Mr. Simon Kirwen, and if he is not there, then to Mr. Edward Luke and Madam Lee. If any English, Spanish, or Dutch should board you, then show them only your coquet for Bilboa, and my letter to Mr. Hoare and Company, merchants at Bilboa. Dated at Dublin, 8 October, 1692. Copy. [H.O. Admiralty 4, p. 360.]
Extract from the Journal of Capt. Wilkins, commander of the Germoon prize: We met four sail this morning, one a small French built barque called the Adventure of Dublin, John Hunter, master, and spoke to him this morning when he told me he belonged to Dublin, and was bound for Bilboa. I caused him with his men to be brought on board and manned his barque with my men and towed him from the other three ships. The master, in a short time, confessed he had the French King's pass and was bound for Bordeaux, which pass I took into my custody. 10 December, 1692. [Ibid., p. 364.]
Nov. 17.
Whitehall.
Commissions for Adiell Mill, gent., to be lieutenant to Lieut.-Col. Alexander Ramsey, in Col. Samuel Venner's regiment of foot [H.O. Military Entry Book 2, p. 303]; for William Conn, esq., to be captain-lieutenant to Col. Samuel Venner's own company in the same regiment; for George Morgan, gent., to be lieutenant to Capt. John Jones in Sir John Morgan's regiment of foot [Ibid., p. 304]; for John Hutchinson, esq., to be captain of the company of which Capt. Oliver was late captain in Col. John Foulke's regiment of foot; for Roger Foulkes, esq., to be captain-lieutenant in Col. John Foulke's own company in his regiment of foot; for Francis Foulke, gent., to be ensign of Col. John Foulke's own company, in his regiment of foot; for William Faussett, gent., to be quarter-master to the first marine regiment of foot, commanded by Peregrine, Earl of Danby [Ibid., p. 305]; for Robert Osborne, gent., to be lieutenant to Capt. Gilbert Symonds in the said first marine regiment; for Gilbert Symonds, esq., to be captain of the company of which Capt. Thomas Stringer was late captain in that regiment [Ibid., p. 308]; and for Isaac De La Melonniere, esq., to be major-general over all the forces, horse and foot. [Ibid., p. 311.]
Nov. 17.
Whitehall.
The Earl of Nottingham to Sir Robert Cotton and Mr. Frankland. Edmund Bohun being employed by me in such matters relating to the office, as will require the sending, and receiving several letters within this kingdom, I desire you will give order for his receiving and sending all English letters, post free. [H.O. Letter Book (Secretary's) 2, p. 587.]
Nov. 17.
Whitehall.
Warrant to John, Archbishop of Canterbury, to grant his dispensation to Edward, Bishop of St. Asaph, so that, together with the said bishopric, he may hold the archdeaconry of St. Asaph and also the rectory of the parish church of Llandrinio in the same diocese, and also three other benefices, with or without cure, in the said diocese, which belong to that bishop's presentation, so that all three do not exceed the value of 50l. per annum. [H.O. Church Book 1, p. 132.]
Nov. 17.
Whitehall.
Passes for James Laho, to go to Harwich and Holland; for Judith Parkes, ditto; for Rotter Arens, William Foss, and Cornelis Van Ryht, ditto; for Gaspar Wayford, ditto [S.P. Dom. Warrant Book 36, p. 427]; for Catherine Roquette, ditto; and for Owen John, and Andrew Ferra, two Armenians, ditto. [Ibid., p. 428.]
Nov. 18.
Kensington.
Commissions for Abraham De Livron, gent., to be lieutenant to Capt. Folleville in John, Lord Cutts' regiment of foot; and for ——— Smith, gent., to be lieutenant to Capt. Arthur Sproston's company of grenadiers in Col. John Foulke's regiment of foot. [H.O. Military Entry Book 2, p. 302.]
Nov. 18.
Whitehall.
The Earl of Nottingham to the Mayor of Dover. I have your letter of yesterday, about your stopping Lady Phillips, etc., for coming out of France, without a pass; you have done very well in it, and must detain her, and her servants who came with her, pursuant to the Act of Parliament. [H.O. Letter Book (Secretary's) 2, p. 587.]
Nov. 18.
Whitehall.
The same to the Commissioners for Exchange of Prisoners. I have received an account from Dover, that Robert Master, commander of the vessel which came last from Calais with prisoners, has brought over Lady Phillips and her servants without a pass. The King would have you examine how he came to do this contrary to order; and if he cannot give a very good account of it, he would have you remove him, and put another in his place. [Ibid., p. 588.]
Nov. 18.
Whitehall.
Passes for Cornelius Segwart, and Thomas Symons, to go to Gravesend and the Canary Islands; for Helena Muller, to go to Harwich and Holland; for Bartholomew Gaillard, ditto [S.P. Dom. Warrant Book 36, p. 428]; and for John Chapeau, ditto. [Ibid., p. 429.]
Nov. 18.
Whitehall.
Warrant to Francis Clark, messenger in ordinary, to seize Capt. Remington, for publishing and dispersing a seditious and scandalous paper, and to bring him to be examined. [H.O. Warrant Book 6, p. 442.]
Nov. 18.
Whitehall.
Like warrant to Richard Poyke, senior, messenger in ordinary, to apprehend Mons. Leonard Poe Gennar. [Ibid.]
Nov. 19.
Kensington.
Commissions for Stephen Penecuick, esq., to be captain of the company of which Lieut.-Col. Fox was late captain, in Col. James Stanley's regiment of foot; for Randell Browne, gent., to be lieutenant to Capt. Parsons' company in the same regiment; and for Paul Crosse, to be surgeon of Col. Robert Goodwyn's regiment of foot. [H.O. Military Entry Book 2, p. 303.]
Nov. 19.
Whitehall.
The Earl of Nottingham to the Attorney-General. I send this to acquaint you that Major-General Maxwell has given bail this day before me. [H.O. Letter Book (Secretary's) 2, p. 588.]
Nov. 19.
Whitehall.
The same to the Surveyor-General of the Customs at Plymouth. I am informed that you have given orders to all the officers of the Customs under your jurisdiction to seize a ship belonging to one Cotton, notwithstanding she had the Queen's pass, which was dispatched in my office. I desire to know what reasons you had to do this. [Ibid.]
Nov. 19.
Kensington.
Warrant to the Clerk of the Signet attending to prepare a bill containing the royal assent and confirmation of the election by the Dean and Chapter of St. Asaph, of Edward Jones, D.D., Bishop of Cloyne, as their bishop. [H.O. Church Book 1, p. 131.]
Nov. 19.
Whitehall.
Passes for Judith Kingson, Elizabeth Le Maistre, and two small children, to go to Harwich and Holland [S.P. Dom. Warrant Book 36, p. 429]; for John Baptiste Monnoyer and Michael Breton, to embark on any of the ships appointed for the exchange of prisoners, and pass over to France; for Martin Brauer, to go to Harwich and Holland; for John Roelands, ditto; for John Gredart, Elizabeth, and Sarah Vanden Hemel, and Richard Pytckes, ditto. [Ibid., p. 430]; and for Catharina Freeckman, ditto. [Ibid., p. 431.]
Nov. 19.
Whitehall.
Warrant to the keeper of Newgate or his deputy to bring Anne Merryweather to Whitehall, to be examined. [H.O. Warrant Book 6, p. 442.]
Nov. 19.
Whitehall.
Warrant to Henry Allen, messenger in ordinary, to seize William Kenning, together with his papers, on suspicion of high treason. [Ibid., p. 443.]
Nov. 19.
Kensington.
Warrant to the Commissioners of the Admiralty, to give the necessary directions whereby Richard, Earl of Scarborough, may have the tenth part of the ship called the Crowned Prince Frederick, which was taken by John Strong, commander of a privateer called the Welfare, and, by virtue of letters of reprisal issued from the Court of Admiralty, condemned with her lading as lawful prize in the said court. [Ibid.]
Nov. 19.
Kensington.
Warrant to the Attorney or Solicitor-General, to prepare a bill, containing a grant to Joseph Williams, gent., of a patent for the sole use of his new invention of an engine consisting of screws, wheels, and wrenches, "whereby great weights are raised more easily," and which will be of great use in raising minerals, buildings, and merchant's goods, and in the loading and unloading of ships. [Ibid., p. 444.]
Nov. 21. Caveat that nothing pass concerning a charter or patent for winding, spinning, twisting, or throwing of silk, till notice be first given to Mr. Thomas Butler, clerk to the Silk Throwers' Company, at his house in Leadenhall Street. [S.P. Dom. Entry Book 73, p. 14.]
Nov. 21.
Whitehall.
Pass for Baron de Rechteren, colonel of horse, and two servants, to go to Harwich and Holland. [S.P. Dom. Warrant Book 36, p. 429.]
Nov. 21.
Hanover.
Ernest Augustus, Duke of Brunswick and Luneburg to [the King]. I wish that everything may succeed as it ought, so that I may show my gratitude to you. Will hasten my return from Italy. [S.P. Dom. King William's Chest 12, No. 145.]
Nov. 21.
The Hague.
The States General to the King, on behalf of the ship Prophet Elias, condemned as prize. [H.O. Admiralty 2, p. 529.]
Nov. 22.
Whitehall.
Pass for the Earl of Anglesey, Mons. De la Rasigade, his governor, and three servants, to go to Harwich, and embark for Holland. [S.P. Dom. Warrant Book 36, p. 429.]
Nov. 23.
Kensington.
Commission for Henry Rouse, esq., to be captain-lieuteuant of the company of Col. Robert Goodwyn's regiment of foot, of which he himself is captain. [H.O. Military Entry Book 2, p. 303.]
Nov. 23.
Whitehall.
Passes for — Lopes, — Francia, and — Alvarenga, to go to Harwich and embark for Holland [S.P. Dom. Warrant Book 36, p. 429]; for Robert Sayers, ditto; for Henry Koolsaet, ditto; for Mr. Ebenezer Dunwell, a merchant, ditto; for Peter Tresford, ditto; and for Mr. Conrad Meister, John Muralt, and Isaac Buldé, ditto. [Ibid., p. 431.]
Nov. 23.
Whitehall.
Warrant to Henry Allen, messenger in ordinary, to search for Capt. George Anderson, Richard Kendall, Oliver Welch, Ellenor Lawrence, and Christian Lawrence, and having found them to seize them with their papers, for coming from France without a pass, and to bring them to be examined. [H.O. Warrant Book 6, p. 445.]
Nov. 24.
Whitehall.
Commissions for — Tharot, esq., to be captain of the company of which Capt. Dampier was late captain in Col. Peter De Belcastel's regiment of foot [H.O. Military Entry Book 2, p. 309]; and for Mons. Armenaux De Machainville, to be a reformed captain in the same regiment. [Ibid., p. 311.]
Nov. 24.
Whitehall.
Passes for Elie Chatillon, to go to Harwich, and embark for Holland; for John Harding, ditto [S.P. Dom. Warrant Book 36, p. 432]; for the pink, Hopewell, Nathaniel Humphrey, master, which had been taken on her voyage from Zante to London and carried to St. Malo, to pass with her lading of currants from St Malo, to any port in England, she having been bought by James Atkinson, John Coltman, and others, freighters of the same [Ibid., p. 435]; and for Gregory King, esq., Lancaster Herald, sent to the Elector of Saxony. [Ibid., p. 439.]
Nov. 24.
Whitehall.
Warrant to the Duke of Norfolk, Earl Marshal of England, to declare that Isabella May, daughter of Sir Algernon May, knight, shall have the same place, pre-eminence, and precedency as the daughter of an Earl. [H.O. Warrant Book 6, p. 445.]
Nov. 25.
Whitehall.
Proceedings upon the petition of Paul Darby, of London, merchant. Shows that he is the sole owner of the ship Three Fir Trees, which, in August last, was condemned as prize in the Court of Admiralty, and bought by the petitioner, and sent afterwards to Hamburg, loaded with goods which he consigned to a merchant residing there; that soon after her arrival certain persons, namely Paul Amsing Rudolffs and others, caused the ship and goods to be arrested upon pretence of property; that it was a month at least before the petitioner could send thither sufficient proofs, how, by law, he came to be entitled to the said ship and loading, which, with several other charges, besides the decay of goods, has cost him, already, above 250l. Prays for his Majesty's letter to the Senate of Hamburg, requiring them to do him justice to prevent further charges. Referred to Sir Charles Hedges, judge of the high court of Admiralty. [S.P. Dom. Petition Entry Book 1, p. 418.]
Nov. 25.
Whitehall.
Proceedings upon the petition of George Blackburne. Shows that he, being Receiver-General of Hearth Money, was, a little before the King's arrival in England, turned out of his employment only to make room for one Brabin, a professed papist; that upon the seizure of York by the Lord President, the petitioner being there in arms, was " commissionated," by his lordship, to collect and receive what money he could upon that revenue towards the support of the forces under his lordship's conduct in those parts, which he accordingly prosecuted, and which was esteemed great service at that juncture; that he is returned in arrear upon his account 228l., which arises by his being cut short in his salary, and by the great expense he was at in the prosecution of the aforesaid service, and attendance in making up those confused accounts between his Majesty and the subcollectors, employed under the petitioner, which in the whole amounts to 270l. and upwards, as more particularly is set forth in his case hereunto annexed. Prays his Majesty to remit to him the aforesaid arrears in compensation of his service and extraordinary expenses, as has been done in cases of like nature, and that his Majesty will please to grant an order that the Lords of the Treasury may give their warrant to the Commissioners of Hearth Money to allow the same upon his account now depending before them. Referred to the Treasury. [Ibid., p. 419.]
Nov. 25.
Whitehall.
The Earl of Nottingham to Sir Robert Cotton and Mr. Frankland. The King desires you to give order to the master of the packet-boat at Harwich, not to sail with the mail till the messenger arrives there, whom I shall send tomorrow, and to direct the said master to recommend those letters particularly to the care of the postmaster at the Brill. [H.O. Letter Book (Secretary's) 2, p. 589.]
Nov. 25.
Whitehall.
Passes for James Dÿsvelt and Stephen Rous, to go to Harwich and Holland; for — Darrigrand, and — Du Teil two French protestant troopers, ditto; for John Aertze, Cornelius Swann, and Claus Lang Kamp, ditto [S.P. Dom. Warrant Book 36, p. 432]; for Jacob Abrahams, Soesman Levi, and Isaac Symons, ditto; for Francis Tyrion, and John Manuel Malagnier, recommended by Mons. Chamier, French minister, ditto; for John Petersen, ditto; for Anthony Francia and his man, ditto; and for Charles Magick, ditto. [Ibid., p. 433.]
Nov. 25.
Whitehall.
Allowance of the bill of Sir William Dutton Colt, Envoy Extraordinary to the Duke of Brunswick and Luneburg, and to the Landgrave of Hesse Cassel, from the 27th of August to the 28th of November, 1692, except the article relating to the Exchequer fees, which is left to the consideration of the Treasury. [H.O. Warrant Book 6, p. 446.]
Nov. 26.
Kensington.
Commissions for Capt. James Norton to be captain of the company in which Capt. Pilkington was late captain in Col. Godfrey Lloyd's regiment of foot [H.O. Military Entry Book 2, p. 305]; for Thomas Treffry, esq., to be captain of Capt. Henry Bell's company in the same regiment; for Christian Felton, esq., to be captain of Capt. Henry Hartly's company, in the same regiment; for Godfrey Lloyd, junior, esq., to be ensign of that company in the same regiment of which he himself is captain; for George Tyrwhitt, gent., to be ensign to Capt. Thomas Saunderson in George, Viscount Castleton's regiment of foot [Ibid., p. 307]; for Isaac Knight, gent., to take his rank and command as captain of foot; and for Mark Anthony Barnard, gent., to be lieutenant to Capt. Abraham Rogers in Viscount Castleton's regiment of foot. [Ibid., p. 308.]
Nov. 26.
Whitehall.
The Earl of Nottingham to the Principal Officers of the Ordnance. Mr. Bridges having acquainted me that the ship on which 600 muskets, and the 20 barrels of powder for Barbadoes are laden, is stopped by Order of Council, and that you can furnish the like number of arms and powder out of the stores at Portsmouth, the King approves of it, and you are to give order for the unlading these arms and powder out of the ship in the river, and for shipping the like number out of the stores at Portsmouth for the same service, with all speed, so as not to delay the departure of the squadron. [H.O. Letter Book (Secretary's) 2, p. 589.]
Nov. 26.
Whitehall.
The same to the Attorney-General. The King desires you to give order for the friends and counsel of Ann Merryweather, a prisoner in Newgate, to be admitted to her in the usual manner, before she is brought to her trial, so that she may have their advice and assistance in order to her defence. [Ibid., p. 590.]
Nov. 26.
Whitehall.
The same to Capt. Greenhill. I have your letter of the 13th instant, wherein you tell me you have secured the master of the small bark brought into Plymouth by the Germoon prize; you have done well in securing him and the Attorney has order to prosecute him. [Ibid.]
Nov. 26.
Whitehall.
The same to the Commissioners for Exchange of Prisoners. The Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland writes to me that there are several prisoners of war at Cork, Kinsale, and other parts thereabouts, for whom there is no provision, and you are to give order as to it. [Ibid.]
Nov. 26.
Whitehall.
The same to the Commissioners of the Treasury. The King desires me to send you the enclosed papers, relating to the Commissioners of Enquiry, which I received from the Lord-Lieutenant, that you may consider them, whether it is necessary to add two persons more to that commission; also whether it may be fit to entrust them with the disposal of the forfeited estates, the Commissioners of the Revenue saying they cannot take charge of them, having so much other business on their hands. You are to report your opinion upon the whole matter. [H.O. Letter Book (Secretary's) 2, p. 591.]
Nov. 26.
Whitehall.
The Earl of Nottingham to the Attorney-General. I send you a letter herewith, which I received from Capt. Greenhill, with one enclosed in it, being a copy of a letter from Alderman Bell of Dublin, to the commander of a vessel bound for France, and brought into Plymouth by the Germoon prize, that you may give order for the prosecution of the offenders according to their demerits. [Ibid.]
Nov. 26.
Whitehall.
Post warrant and pass for Thomas Davies, a messenger, to go to Harwich; and for Francis Krug, to go to Harwich and Holland. [S.P. Dom. Warrant Book 36, p. 434.]
Nov. 26.
Whitehall.
The Earl of Nottingham to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland. His Majesty approves of your answer to the persons who presented their petition to you, but since they are sensible of their fault, he would not have them prosecuted for it, but send for them and require them to acquaint you with such matters as they can justly complain of. The King has ordered the draft and instructions for the Commission of Enquiry to be sent to the Treasury for them to report their opinion, and particularly whether two should be added to the Commission. I have written to the Admiralty about the seamen, and to the Commissioners of the Sick and Wounded about the prisoners at Cork and Kinsale, that care may be taken of them. I think the King would approve of Sir John Mead being his serjeant. The enclosed papers relate to one Alderman Thomas Bell of Dublin, who seems plainly to be guilty of trading to France. The matter is to be examined, and he is to be prosecuted. There has been a proposal made to the King for raising 1,500 or 2,000 Irish for the Venetian service, and he seems inclined to permit it, by reason the late officers cannot be provided for here, and may be tempted to act upon any occasion against their Majesties here or in Ireland; but he will not finally resolve upon it until he knows your opinion. The King has had intelligence that the French have some thoughts of attempting Cork and Kinsale, and has commanded me to give you this notice that you may put those places in the best posture of defence you can; he intends sending over to Ireland four regiments of foot, but it would be of great importance to get some advice of the French at Brest and of the preparations they are making thereabouts, which cannot be obtained so easily or suddenly from hence as from Ireland, and therefore you are to send some vessels thither to bring you the best account that can be had of affairs there. [S.P. Ireland King's Letter Book 1, p. 441.]
Nov. 26.
The Hague.
The States General to the King, on behalf of the ship Charity, Barent Alderts, master, condemned as prize. [H.O. Admiralty 2, p. 533.]
Nov. 28.
Kensington.
Warrant to Col. John Foulkes, commander-in-chief of all the land forces which are going to the West Indies, to appoint officers on vacancies [H.O. Military Entry Book 2, p. 306]; and the like to Col. Godfrey Lloyd, and Col. Robert Goodwyn. [Ibid.]
Nov. 28.
Kensington.
Commission for Richard Beaumont, junior, esq., to be captain of the company of which Capt. Richard Beaumont, senior, was late captain in Lord Castleton's regiment of foot. [Ibid., p. 307.]
Nov. 28.
Whitehall.
Proceedings upon the petition of Charles Atherton, esq., their Majesties' serjeant-plumber. Shows that Thomas Sellon of Stepney died intestate, indebted to him, upon bonds, and a judgment of 1,445l. 11s., upon which administration of his goods was granted to him, his widow having first renounced; that one Josias Dewy, a pretended creditor of the deceased procured his administration to be revoked, from which he appealed to the Court of Chancery, where the judges' delegates remitted the said cause. Prays for a commission of review. Referred to the Lords Commissioners of the Great Seal of England. [S.P. Dom. Petition Entry Book 1, p. 428.]
Nov. 28.
Whitehall.
Proceedings upon the petition of St. John Burrowes, innholder of Canterbury, showing that he formerly lived in good credit, but being now 54 years of age, and very infirm, and having had many losses, is reduced to great poverty. Prays for an almsman's place in Christ Church, Canterbury. Granted upon the first vacancy. [Ibid., p. 425.]
Nov. 28.
Whitehall.
The Earl of Nottingham to Col. Lloyd. The King would have you go down to Portsmouth, with all speed, in order to your embarking on board the fleet, which is ordered to sail immediately. [H.O. Letter Book (Secretary's) 2, p. 593.] Like letters were sent to Col. Robert Goodwyn, Mr. Fotherby, Mr. Hays, apothecary-general in the West Indies, and to Mr. Kenton. [Ibid.]
Nov. 28.
Whitehall.
Passes for John Dalrymple to go to Harwich and Holland; and for Cornet Jaquin, ditto. [S.P. Dom. Warrant Book 36, p. 434.]
Nov. 28.
Kensington.
Warrant to the Attorney or Solicitor-General, to prepare a bill containing a grant to Marmaduke Hodgeson, gent., of the sole licence of making, selling, and putting in practice the engine invented by him, whereby water or other liquors may be raised in great quantities and from any depth to any height, without the strength of men, horses, wind, stream, or current. It will be of considerable use to the public to preserve leaky ships, and vessels from sinking and to free them from water, if sunk, and by it fens and morasses may be drained, overflowed mines rendered fit for use again, and moats filled or emptied. [H.O. Warrant Book 6, p. 447.]
Nov. 28.
Kensington.
Warrant confirming the appointment of Jasper Blythman, esq., barrister-at-law, as Recorder of Leeds. [Ibid., p. 448.]
Nov. 28.
Whitehall.
Warrant to the Commander of any packet boat at Harwich, to receive on board the bearers, L'Abbe de Granville, Madam de Magnac, and Le Sieur Couppe, with their goods and necessaries, and to carry them over to the Brill or any other port in Holland [Ibid., p. 450.]
Nov. 28.
Kensington.
Warrant to permit David Crosby to bring a Writ of Error, for reversing his outlawry, he having been outlawed in mistake for his brother William Crosby, an officer in the Irish army. [S.P. Dom. Signet Office 12, p. 540.]
Nov. 29.
Whitehall.
Proceedings upon the petition of George Hager of London, dyer, and William Maskall of Francham, in the county of Chester, (sic) gent. Shows that they, or one of them, have found a new way of improving salt-rocks called Lapides Salarii, the extract from which will be of great use for making saltpetre, and for the improvement of glass for the use of dyers. They pray for letters patent for the sole use and benefit thereof during 14 years. Referred to the Attorney or Solicitor-General. See post, under date Dec. 14. [S.P. Dom. Petition Entry Book 1, p. 420.]
Nov. 29.
Whitehall.
The Earl of Nottingham to the Commissioners for Transportation. The King would have you write to your correspondent at Bristol, to inform himself whether the forty sail of ships, outward bound to the West Indies, will take on board the four regiments of foot, and carry them to Ireland, and on what terms they will do it; and also whether there are any other ships in that port, or thereabouts, which will perform this service, on what terms they will do it, and when they will be ready. [H.O. Letter Book (Secretary's) 2, p. 591.]
Nov. 29.
Whitehall.
The same to the Mayor of Dover. The King would have you discharge Lady Marina Phillips, and her woman servant (detained for coming out of France without a pass) upon their giving sufficient security to come immediately to London, and surrender themselves to me. [Ibid., p. 592.]
Nov. 29.
Whitehall.
Post warrants and passes for Henry Legat, a messenger, to go to Portsmouth [S.P. Dom. Warrant Book, 36, p. 435]; for Richard Povey, esq., and one servant, to go to Southampton and return; for John Greve, Claas Becker, Cornelis Wynsbergen, Abraham Claasz, Joachim Hay, and Joachim Boom, six Dutch seamen to go to Harwich and Holland; for Margaretha Bruyn, ditto; and for William Evertsen, Jacob Robertsen, Abraham Clansz, and Cornelis Winsburg, ditto. [Ibid., p. 436.]
Nov. 30.
Kensington.
Commissions for Anthony Baskerville, gent., to be ensign to Capt. Lowther in Col. Robert Goodwyn's regiment of foot. [H.O. Military Entry Book, 2, p. 307]; for John Harrison, gent., to be cornet to Capt. St. Pierre in the Royal regiment of dragoons commanded by Col. Edward Matthews; for Francis Mundy to be lieutenant to Capt. John Palliser in Col. Robert Goodwyn's regiment of foot, [Ibid., p. 308.]; and for ——— Hill, gent., to be lieutenant to Capt. Jarvis Newton in Col. Francis Fergus D'Offarell's regiment of foot. [Ibid., p. 310.]
Nov. 30.
Whitehall.
Proceedings upon the petition of Dame Mary Broughton. Shows that there being a common footway through several of her lands called the Walk Kay Rig, alias Ryefields, the Walke and Goose Garden, leading from the town of Sontley in Denbighshire unto the parish church of Marchwiel in the said county, and the said way being very inconvenient to her, she had a writ of ad quod damnum to enquire whether it would be a prejudice to anybody if the said way was granted to her, and the same, upon inquisition having been found to be no ways prejudicial to any persons whatsoever, and she offering to make another way instead of that, prays to have a grant of the said way to her, her heirs and assigns for ever. Referred to the Attorney or Solicitor-General. See post, under date Dec. 21. [S.P. Dom. Petition Entry Book 1, p. 421.]
Nov. 30.
Whitehall.
The Earl of Nottingham to Lord Chief-Justice Holt. I send you herewith Mr. Halbert's affidavit against Mr. Jenner, and Captain Remington, upon which I ordered them both to be taken into custody. [H.O. Letter Book (Secretary's) 2, p. 593.
Nov. 30.
Whitehall.
The same to Mr. Baron. I send you, by the King's command, an order under his signet, and sign-manual, to the captains of any of the Dutch men-of-war, which shall come up the river. As soon as any such men-of-war shall come to Gravesend you must immediately go on board, before any of the passengers can come on shore, and show this order to the captain or commander-in-chief, as privately as possible, and you must do this to every Dutch man-of-war, so that you must only show the commander the order, and let him take a copy of it, if he please, and then bring it away with you. You must be very secret in this matter and take care that no passenger come on shore from any such man-of-war till search is made pursuant to the order. [Ibid., p. 594.]
Nov. 30. Caveat that nothing pass concerning the reversal of the attainder, for high treason, of Reginald Tucker, till notice be first given to Mr. William Hall, at his chambers under Mr. Attorney's chamber in Vine Court, Middle Temple. [S.P. Dom. Entry Book 73, p. 14.]
Nov. 30.
Whitehall.
Passes for John Green, to go to Harwich and embark for Holland or Flanders [S.P. Dom. Warrant Book 36, p. 434]; for Martha Gandes, ditto [Ibid., p. 436]; for John O'Neale, Charles Sweeney, Elizabeth Sweeney, Francis Barry, Richard Magrath, and William O'Bryan, Irishmen, to go to Gravesend, and embark for Hamburg; for Peter Spanyard, recommended by Mr. Pringill, French merchant, to go to Harwich and embark for Holland; and for Richard Bonnet, ditto [Ibid., p. 437].
Nov. 30.
Whitehall.
Allowance of the bill of John Robinson, now at the Court of Sweden. [H.O. Warrant Book 6, p. 449.]
Nov. 30.
Kensington.
Confirmation of the appointment of John, Lord Lovelace, Baron of Hurley, as High Steward of the borough of Woodstock [Ibid., p. 503.]
Nov. 30.
Kensington.
Warrant for payment to the Earl of Ranelagh or his assigns, of 759l. 5s., charged to him in his accounts as Vice-Treasurer of Ireland, upon doubling the Ordnance. [S.P.D. Signet Office 12, p. 542.]
Nov. 30. Memorandum of proceedings in Council. Sir Francis Winnington in the Chair. Further advice for the King. Mr. Bathurst would have it inquired into, how far favourable a descent was into France; said 10,000 Horse and 30,000 foot, little enough for it and was for letting it alone. The discussion thus raised about the descent was continued, and also how it was the victory at sea, gained by Admiral Russell, was ineffectual. [S.P. Dom. King William's Chest 12, No. 146.]
[Nov.] Caveat that nothing pass relating to the making of salt upon salt (sic) till notice be given to Mr. Warburton at Lady Warburton's house, near St. James's. [S.P. Dom. Entry Book 73, p. 14.]
[Nov.] The City's petition against convex lights. Partly printed. Vide Commons' Journals. [S.P. Dom. Will. & Mary 4, No. 112.]
[Nov.] Considerations touching the employment of the ships of the King of Great Britain and the States of the Netherlands in the Mediterranean and the Bay of Cadiz. [H.O. Admiralty 5, pp. 62–69.]
[Nov.] A similar paper. [Ibid., pp. 70–77.]