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William and Mary: January 1694

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January 1694.

Jan. 1.
Whitehall.
Pass for Andriez Bruyn, Dutch mariner, to go to Holland; for Mr. John Seaton, ditto; recommended by Mr. Bade and Mr. Clark respectively. [S.P. Dom. Warrant Book 38, p. 451.]
Jan. 1.
Whitehall.
Warrant addressed to the Earl of Dorset to admit Charles Hanbury, esq., one of our servants in ordinary, as Clerk of the Cheque of our Guard of Yeomen of the guard of our body in place of Richard Norton, esq., deceased. [Ibid., p. 454.]
Jan. 1.
Whitehall.
Warrant for Sir Henry Ingoldsby to be sworn of the Privy Council of Ireland. [S.P. Dom. Signet Office Letter Book 13, p. 81.]
Like warrants for Sir Robert Colvil and Sir Charles Fielding. [Ibid.]
Jan. 1.
Whitehall.
Commissions for Francis Paniuille, gent., to be ensign to Captain Henry Seymour in Colonel Frederick Hamilton's regiment of foot [H.O. Military Entry Book 3, p. 147]; for John Partridge, gent., to be ensign to Captain George Burston in George, Viscount Castleton's, regiment of foot [Ibid., p. 148]; for Oliver Brookes, esq., to be captain-lieutenant in Sir George St. George's regiment of foot; for Mr. du Bourgay to be captain of the company of which Captain George Ford was captain in same regiment [Ibid., p. 149]; for Charles Chichester, esq., to be captain of the company of which Captain John Chichester was captain in the regiment of foot commanded by the Earl of Donegal; for George Clarke, gent., to be ensign to Lieutenant-Colonel Andrew Pitcarne alias Wheeler's company in the first regiment of foot guards commanded by Viscount Sydney [Ibid., p. 150]; for William Jefford, gent., to be ensign to Captain Arthur Farwell in Colonel Frederick Hamilton's regiment of foot [Ibid., p. 152]; for Duncan Moore, esq., to be captain of the company of grenadiers of which Captain James Coljear was captain in the regiment of foot commanded by Brigadier-General Sir David Coljear; for Donald Macqueen, gent., ditto; for Walter Clarke, gent., ditto; for James Haliburton, gent., to be lieutenant to Captain James Bruce in the same regiment; for James Sinclair, gent., to be lieutenant to Captain John Dalyell in the same regiment; for Robert Hamilton, gent., to be lieutenant to Captain Arthur James in the same regiment [Ibid., p. 154]; for James Robinson, gent., to be ensign to Captain James Coljear in the same regiment; for John Anderson, gent., to be ensign to Captain Alexander Hamilton in the same regiment; for John Graham, gent., to be ensign to Major John Dalyell in the same regiment; for James Monjeon to be ensign to Captain James Bruce; for Francis Ogilvie to be ensign to Captain Du Bosc in the same regiment; for Hugh White, gent., to be ensign to Captain Hugh Dean in the regiment of foot commanded by the Earl of Monmouth [Ibid., p. 155]; for Henry Clarke, gent., to be quartermaster of Lord Castleton's regiment of foot; for Charles Mordant, esq., to be ensign to Captain William Harmer in the same regiment [Ibid., p. 167]; for Matthew Ducie Morton, esq., to be lieutenant-colonel of the regiment of horse commanded by Colonel Cornelius Wood, and also to be captain of a troop in the said regiment [Ibid., p. 198]; for Philip Prime, esq., to be captainlieutenant of the troop in the regiment of horse commanded by Meinhardt, Duke of Schomberg, of which he himself is captain [Ibid., p. 202]; for John Rednore, esq., to be captain of the company of which Captain Robert Mackay was captain in Brigadier-General Thomas Erle's regiment of foot [Ibid., p. 209]; and for Mr. James Brathwait to be captain in Lord Castleton's regiment of foot [Ibid., p. 245].
Jan. 2.
Whitehall.
Sir John Trenchard to the Treasury Commissioners, enclosing for consideration estimates presented to the King by the Lords of the Admiralty (not here entered). [H.O. Admiralty Entry Book 1, p. 95.]
Jan. 2.
Whitehall.
Commission for Francis Palmes, esq., to be lieutenant-colonel of Colonel Windham's regiment of horse, and likewise to be captain of a troop in the same regiment. [H.O. Military Entry Book 3, p. 168.]
Jan. 3.
Whitehall.
Passes for Andreas Groos and Johan Jansen to go to Holland; for Elizabeth Doffnes, ditto; for Isaac Leendertsen, a Dutch seaman, ditto; and for Peter Chef d'Hostel to go to Portugal; recommended severally by Mr. Leyencrona, the Bishop of Gloucester, Mr. Bade and Mr. Peter de Val. [S.P. Dom. Warrant Book 38, p. 453.]
Jan. 3.
Whitehall.
Commissions to Chidley Coote, esq., to be lieutenant-colonel of the regiment of horse, commanded by Meinhardt, Duke of Schomberg, and likewise to be captain of a troop in the same regiment. [H.O. Military Entry Book 3, p. 161.]
Jan. 3.
Whitehall.
Proceedings upon the petition of Sir Phineas Pett, setting forth that he had built several ships for the King's service, and served as a commissioner of the navy, but was turned out for no apparent cause, and praying some employment, a warrant for the next vacancy at the Navy Board, or leave to transport himself and family abroad to serve the allies. Referred for report to the Lords of the Admiralty. [Petition Entry Book 2, p. 362.]
Jan. 4.
Whitehall.
Passes for Mrs. Wingfield, Maria Whalie, and her maid servant, to go to Holland; also for Philip Freeman, one of his Majesty's grooms of the stables, ditto; recommended severally by Col. Hope and Mr. Vernon. [S.P. Dom. Warrant Book 38, p. 453.]
Jan. 5.
Whitehall.
Warrant to Viscount Sydney to order thirty reams of cartouch paper to be delivered to the Dutch Rear Admiral Evertzen, out of the Ordnance Office. [H.O. Military Entry Book 3, p. 148.]
Jan. 5. Sir J. Trenchard to Viscount Sydney. Respecting the cartouch paper for Admiral Evertzen. [Ibid, p. 147.]
Jan. 5.
Whitehall.
Proceedings upon the petition of Henry Richards, setting forth that in 1679 he went to Normandy solely to learn the art (there used) of making the kind of glass called Normandy or crown glass, and such glass as hath heretofore been transported thence for sash windows, he being the first person that brought that invention to England, and praying a grant for its exercise. Referred to the Attorney or Solicitor General. [Petition Entry Book 2, p. 359.]
Jan. 5.
Whitehall.
Proceedings upon the petition of Martin Eele, setting forth that he hath found out a way to extract a great quantity of pitch, tar and oil out of a sort of stone of which there is plenty in England and Wales, and praying a grant for the sole benefit thereof. Referred for report to the Solicitor or Attorney General. [Ibid., p. 360.]
Jan. 5.
Whitehall.
Passes for Jacob Jansen, Dutch seaman, to go to Holland; for Peter Huybregtsen, Peter Jacobsen and Anthony Dircksen, Dutch seamen, ditto; all recommended by Mr. Bade; and for the Sieur Demartes, Mr. Baker, Mons. le Grand and four menservants, all belonging to Lord Galway, ditto; recommended by Mr. Boyer. [S.P. Dom. Warrant Book 38, p. 454.]
Jan. 6.
Dublin.
The Lords Justices of Ireland to Secretary Trenchard. We are glad to hear by report that Lord Charlemont is in nomination to be a colonel of one of the regiments now to be raised; he is a person of quality and good merits, and has served their Majesties in Ireland with great resolution. Among the several officers that solicit us for our recommendation we cannot omit to mention Sir James Jeffreys who since the reduction of this kingdom has been governor of the fort of Duncannon, but is very pressing to serve his Majesty as colonel in the war. His character is so well known to the King that we need not say anything in his favour. [S.P. Ireland 356, No. 1.]
Jan. 6. Statement of the case of Robert Mackarrell, with the opinion of Sir Bartholomew Shower. [Ibid., No. 2.]
Jan. 6.
Whitehall.
Pass for Ary Pietersen, a Dutch seaman, to go to Holland. [S.P. Dom. Warrant Book 38, p. 454.]
Jan. 7.
Whitehall.
Passes for Cornelis Lambertsen and Joseph van Rayen, Dutchmen, to go to Holland; and for John Baptist, ditto. [Ibid.]
Jan. 8.
Whitehall.
Sir John Trenchard to the Lords of the Admiralty directing orders to be given for cables and an anchor to be delivered to Lt. Admiral Almonde by way of loan. [H.O. Admiralty Entry Book 1, p. 95.]
Jan. 8.
Whitehall.
Warrant for grant of letters patent to Henry Richards for bringing the invention of Normandy or crown glass into England for sash windows, and for improving on the art acquired when he went into Normandy in 1679. [S.P. Dom. Warrant Book 38, p. 457.]
Jan. 8.
Whitehall.
Pass for Juana van der Hoef to go to Holland with the Spanish Ambassador's pass. [Ibid., p. 454.]
Jan. 8.
Whitehall.
Warrant to Peter Mariscoe, messenger in ordinary, to search for and apprehend Sir James Montgomery for high treason. [Ibid. p. 455, and S.P. Dom. William and Mary 5, No. 44.]
Jan. 9.
Whitehall.
Sir John Trenchard to the Lords of the Admiralty, requiring protections (on the application of the Lord Mayor) for the following ships which have already brought a considerable quantity of corn to the city, and are ready to return to fetch more; viz. the Sarah, Victory, Virgin and Resolution, all of Gainsborough. [H.O. Admiralty 3, p. 82, and 7, No. 1.]
Jan. 9.
Whitehall.
Warrant (in duplicate) for the reversal of the outlawry of Sir Valentine Browne, late Viscount Kenmare, in accordance with the petition of Colonel Nicholas Purcell and Eliza his wife, daughter of the said late viscount; her brother Nicholas, the present viscount, being now attainted of treason and not comprised in articles. The petition sets forth that Viscount Kenmare's estate was chargeable with portions for his younger children, under settlements on his own marriage with Dame Jane his wife, and on the marriage of Nicholas Browne, his son and heir apparent. He died in August, 1690, and was indicted of high treason after his death. [S.P. Ireland 356, Nos. 3 and 4, and S.P. Dom. Signet Office Letter Book 13, p. 82.] Appended to the warrants in the S.P. Ireland are the following papers: (1) Petition of Colonel Nicholas Purcell and Eliza his wife (undated) [Ibid., No. 4 i.]; (2) Order referring the petition to the Lords Justices of Ireland, 21 August, 1693 [Ibid., No. 4 ii.]; (3) Order by the Lords Justices referring the same to the Solicitor General for report, 7 Sept., 1693 [Ibid., No. 4 iii.]; (4) Report of the Solicitor General for Ireland upon the said petition, 23 Sept., 1693 [Ibid., No. 4 iv.]; (5) Opinion of Sir Bartholomew Shower of the illegality of the attainder of Sir Valentine Browne (undated) [Ibid., No. 4 v.]; (6) Letter of the Lords Justices to the Earl of Nottingham, transmitting these reports upon the petition [Ibid., No. 4 vi.]; (7) Petition in duplicate of Colonel Nicholas Purcell, begging that the reversal of the outlawry may be executed without further stops and delays (undated, in duplicate) [Ibid., Nos. 4 vii. and 4 viii.]; (8) Abstract of the petition and case of Colonel Nicholas Purcell and Eliza his wife [Ibid., No. 4 ix.].
Jan. 9.
Whitehall.
Passes for Mr. Jan van Coorden to go to Holland, recommended by Col. Luke Lillington; for Albert Jacobsen, Symon Leendertsen, Jacob Hoet, and Pieter Jansen Meppel, ditto [S.P. Dom. Warrant Book 38, p. 454]; and for John Mars, a Dutch painter, ditto. [Ibid., p. 455.]
Jan. 9.
Whitehall.
Warrant to Richard Poyke to search for ———— Worrell and ———— Keith, lately come out of France into England without their Majesty's leave; and to apprehend them concerning the premises. [Ibid.]
Jan. 10.
Trinity House.
The Board of the Trinity House to the Commissioners of the Navy certifying that Prosperous Winchester is capable of commanding any of their Majesties' ships of the fifth-rate from the Downs to Barbados, &c.; also to New York, &c. [H.O. Admiralty 7, No. 2.] Enclosing:—
Sir Francis Wheler's appointment of Prosperous Winchester to be master of their Majesties' fireship the Hawk in the room of Mr. Daniel Barchin, lately deceased. [Ibid., No. 2 i.]
Jan. 10.
Whitehall.
Pass for Claus Beckelman to go to Holland; on the recommendation of Count Paulen. [S.P. Dom. Warrant Book 38, p. 455.]
Jan. 10.
Whitehall.
Commissions for —— Hawley, gent., to be ensign to Captain Thomas Philips' company in the regiment of foot commanded by Brigadier-General Thomas Erle; for George Gilpin, gent., to be lieutenant to Captain Robert Layton in the regiment of foot commanded by Colonel William Selwyn; for James Gyles, gent., to be ensign to Captain John Lake in the same regiment; for John Melvin, gent., to be ensign to Captain George Westcombe in the same regiment; for Jacob Russell, gent., to be ensign to Captain Robert Layton in the same regiment; and for John Fenwick, gent., to be lieutenant to Captain George Westcombe in the same regiment. [H.O. Military Entry Book 3, p. 152.]
Jan. 11.
Whitehall.
Passes for Elie Guiban to go to Holland; for Jean Gaubert, a French Protestant, ditto, recommended by Brocas de Fondeplons, French Minister; for Abraham Duguè and Paul Papillon, ditto, by Mr. Satur, French Minister; for Hillebrant Baan, Dutch seaman, ditto, by Mr. Bade; for Jean Adam Duren and Haak Leoners, ditto; for Rasmus Berens, Abraham Roluffsen, Jean Hansen, and Carstin Noorens, all Danish seamen, ditto, recommended by Mr. Becceler, the Danish Minister [S.P. Dom. Warrant Book 38, p. 456]; and for Pierre Chevalier, a French Protestant, ditto, by Mr. Rivière, French Minister [Ibid., p. 457.]
Jan. 11.
Whitehall.
Warrant to George Fry to go to Harwich and take into custody John Rigby, who is lately come out of France into England without their Majesties' leave. [Ibid. p. 456.]
[Jan. 11.] Dr. Dickenson's receipt for the Duke of Courland's letter directed to Baron Blomberg. [S.P. Ireland 356, No. 5.]
Jan. 12.
Whitehall.
Sir John Trenchard to the Lords Justices of Ireland, sending the petition of Robert Mackarrell, and directing that such reasonable time be allowed for his appearance, and the proceeding in this case so far delayed as may be consistent with the course of the law. [S.P. Ireland 356, No. 6.]
Enclosing the petition of Robert Mackarrell, merchant, undated. Petitioner is a Scotchman, settled about eighteen years since at La Rochelle as a factor, where he married a French Protestant. He suffered deprivation as a friend of the King, and on the breaking out of the war, entered two of his ships in the English transport service, until they were discharged, after the first siege of Limerick, when he followed the King in person, as he did at the Boyne, for which services there is still owing to him upwards of 2,000l.; the ships were taken by the French after their discharge, condemned as prize, and he himself in one of them made a prisoner; by two decrees of the French Council, in August, 1689, and March, 1690, he was declared an enemy to that crown, and proceeded against as such in their Court of Admiralty. [Ibid., No. 6 i.]
Jan. 12.
Whitehall.
Proceedings upon the petition of William Bagshaw, mariner, praying an almsman's place at the Cathedral Church at Oxford. Order to the Clerk of the Signet attending, to prepare a bill for granting such place to the petitioner. [S.P. Dom. Petition Entry Book 2, p. 360.]
Jan. 12.
Whitehall.
Warrant to Viscount Sydney to comply with the request of the Governor and Company of Saltpetre Makers in England, who have desired that two tons of brown saltpetre may be delivered to them out of the stores, for raising mother of nitre for the better expedition of their works, they obliging themselves to deliver the like quantity of white saltpetre in three months' time. [H.O. Military Entry Book 3, p. 150.]
Jan. 12.
Whitehall.
Passes for Sarah Doubert and Francis, her son, to go to Holland; and for Mr. Joseph Kerby, ditto. [S.P. Dom. Warrant Book 38, p. 458.]
Jan. 13.
Whitehall.
Passes for John Braem to go to Holland; for Andreas Siersen and Abraham Davidsen, ditto; for Mary Thompson, Mary Smith, Mary Johnson, and Anne Roberts, ditto; for Gregory de Poele and Roland de Levert, ditto; and for Matthys Jonssen, ditto. [S.P. Dom. Warrant Book 38, p. 458.]
Jan. 13.
Whitehall.
Warrant to Henry Allen to go to Dartmouth with a constable and search the house of Richard Coakley for some papers that are therein. [Ibid.]
Jan. 13.
Whitehall.
Warrant to the Lords Justices of Ireland to issue letters patent creating certain lands in the barony of Lune, co. Meath, into one entire manor, according to the petition in that behalf of Thomas Bligh of Rathmore, co. Meath, esq., with right to hold a court leet and view of frank pledge. [S.P. Dom. Signet Office Letter Book 13, p. 83.]
Jan. 13.
Whitehall.
The Treasury Commissioners to the King. The lords of the Admiralty not having stated their reasons for proposing an increase of pay to the officers of the navy, we are unable to give any opinion as to its expediency; but the revenue is at this time so much anticipated as to be in no condition to support so great an additional expense, estimated at near 60,000l. per annum. If these augmentations be thought necessary, we conceive it might have been proper to have laid the matter before the House of Commons, so that a proportionable fund might be provided. [H.O. Admiralty 7, No. 3.] Enclosing:—
(1) A table of the present pay of the officers of their Majesties' fleet, and of the increase proposed to be made thereunto. Dec. 1693. [Ibid. No. 3 i.]
(2) An estimate of the yearly charge of half-pay in time of peace to the flag officers, captains, first lieutenants and masters, according to the number of ships now in their Majesties' pay. 3 Dec. 1693. [Ibid. No. 3ii.]
Jan. 13–23. Report of Proceedings in the House of Commons on Jan. 13th, 20th and 23rd. [S.P. Dom. William and Mary 5, No. 45.]
Jan. 14. Minutes of the Committee of Council, with regard to the Swedish and Danish ships now taken, and their cargoes. The Sussex is to be ordered to stay with Sir Francis Wheler. [H.O. Admiralty 7, No. 4.]
Jan. 15.
Whitehall.
Sir John Trenchard to the Lords of the Admiralty, directing them to consult the Navy Board as to whether they have any occasion for the naval stores lately taken in several neutral ships. Sir Francis Wheler is to be instructed to keep the Sussex with him in the service upon which he is now commanded. [H.O. Admiralty Entry Book 1, p. 95.]
Jan. 15.
Whitehall.
The same to Sir Charles Hedges, enclosing (for his report) memorials on the cases of certain ships taken prize. The King would have an account how many of the said ships are laden with corn. [Ibid.]
Jan. 15.
Whitehall.
Warrant for the grant of the dignity of a baron of England to Charles Butler, esq., by the name and title of Charles, Lord Butler, Baron of Weston in co. Huntingdon. [S.P. Dom. Warrant Book 38, p. 459.]
Jan. 15.
Whitehall.
Warrant to the Lords Justices of Ireland for a grant under the great seal of that kingdom of the title of a baron, viscount, and earl of the said kingdom to Charles Butler, esq., second son of Thomas, late Earl of Ossory, deceased, by the name of Charles, Lord Butler, Baron of Cloghgrenan, Viscount Tullo and Earl of Arran, with the yearly fee of 20l. [S.P. Dom. Signet Office Book 13, p. 87.]
Jan. 15.
Whitehall.
Warrant for the reversal of the outlawry against Charles White, of Lexlip, esq., who by petition has represented that he hath always behaved himself with civility and kindness to his Protestant neighbours, and made an early submission, receiving their Majesties' protection in July 1690. [Ibid. p. 85.]
Jan. 15.
Whitehall.
Passes for Herman Meylinck, Jan van Zane, and Gerrit Rutte, Dutch seamen, to go to Holland; for Stephen La Rue, his wife and son, ditto; and for Cornelis Jan Haeze, Willem Willemsen Hollogh, Hendrick Jansappel, Pieter Thomassen and Pieter Pietersen, Dutch seamen, ditto. [S.P. Dom. Warrant Book 38, p. 459.]
Jan. 15.
Whitehall.
Allowance of the extraordinary expenses of the Honble. Alexander Stanhope, envoy extraordinary from their Majesties to the King of Sweden. [Ibid., p. 462.]
Jan. 16.
Whitehall.
Sir J. Trenchard to Sir Charles Hedges. I am informed that the case of the ship Elizabeth carried by an English privateer into the Corunna is to be heard to-morrow. I therefore send you some papers relating to it which I received from the King's minister at Stockholm, also from the Swedish Secretary, and I recommend them to your consideration. Enclosures not appended here. [H.O. Letter Book (Secretary's) 3, p. 151.]
Jan. 16.
Whitehall.
The same to Lord Willoughby, Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster. Upon the death of the Earl of Warrington, former steward of the forest of Quernmore, in the counties of Lancaster and York, the king has granted that office to Colonel James Stanley, and you are accordingly to forthwith cause the same grant with all the particular powers and clauses to be passed to the said Colonel Stanley. [Ibid.]
Jan. 16.
Whitehall.
Warrant to Richard Hopkins to apprehend William Sutton, one of their Majesty's messengers, for suffering Sir James Montgomery, accused of high treason, to escape out of custody. [S.P. Dom. Warrant Book 38, p. 460.]
Jan. 16.
Whitehall.
Pass for Francis Ducaila with his goods and necessaries to come from Holland and land in any part of England; for Nicholas Hanseur, a Dutchman, to go to Holland; and for Anne and Mary Cauvel, John Borle and Peter Chanier, ditto. [Ibid., p. 460.]
Jan. 17.
Whitehall.
Sir John Trenchard to the Lords of the Admiralty. Orders are to be given to two of T.M. yachts to lie at Leigh and the Hope respectively, where their commanders are to use their best endeavours to search all small vessels that come down the river, for any disaffected or suspicious persons or papers; and, if they find any, they are to keep them in safety till they receive further directions concerning them from Trenchard. [H.O. Admiralty Entry Book 1, p. 96.]
Jan. 17.
Whitehall.
The same to the Attorney-General. Warrant to prepare a draft for a proclamation for apprehending Sir James Montgomery, committed for high treason, who made his escape last night, aided by Charles Mackollough and Thomas Smith, two soldiers of Captain Yelverton's company in the 1st regiment of Foot Guards, who were posted as sentinels to guard him; and rewards are to be given for the seizure of any of them. [H.O. Letter Book (Secretary's) 3, p. 152.]
Jan. 17.
Whitehall.
Warrant for grant of letters patent to Martin Eele for his invention of extracting and making great quantities of pitch, tar, and oil out of a sort of stone found plentifully in England and Wales; and to Thomas Hancock and William Portlock for the sole making thereof. [S.P.Dom., Warrant Book 38, p. 461.]
Jan. 17.
Kensington.
Warrant to the Lords Justices of Ireland to prepare a new commission for inspection into forfeitures in that kingdom, it being thought fit for several weighty reasons to make void the present commission, and to appoint Sir Richard Cox, knight, Francis Cuff, Edward Corker, Charles Dering and Edward May, esquires, hereby nominated commissioners (for the avoidance of the abuses and frauds at present practised) to administer all stores of war and provisions belonging to the crown, all forfeited rents and arrears of rent, and all property whatsoever forfeited to the crown by reason of the late rebellion in Ireland, with power to make sales, grant leases, &c., &c., with a yearly salary of 400l. each. [S.P. Dom. Signet Office Letter Book 13, p. 88.]
Jan. 18.
Whitehall.
Sir John Trenchard to the Lords of the Admiralty. An anchor and two cables are to be delivered to the Griphes, Dutch man-of-war now at Portsmouth, as a loan. [H.O. Admiralty Entry Book 1., p. 96.]
Jan. 18.
Whitehall.
Proclamation for the apprehension of Sir James Montgomery, Charles Mackallough and Thomas Smith. Sir James, being in custody for high treason, did on Tuesday last make his escape, aided by Mackallough and Smith. He is a little thin man, about forty years of age, usually wearing a brown periwig, and looks very pale and wasted with sickness; Mackallough is about two and thirty, a slender little man, wearing his own hair, being of a dark brown colour and lank, his eyes grey and his eyebrows brown, he speaks thick, and with a broad Scotch accent, thin visaged and of an indifferent ruddy complexion, and hath a small rising ridge on his nose; Smith is about forty, a middle sized man, his hair short and black and a little curling, he hath a thin pale face, with a small scar on his right cheek. A reward of 500l. is offered for Montgomery, 100l. each for the others. Printed. [S.P. Dom. Proclamations, Vol. 6. No. 100.]
Jan. 18.
Whitehall.
Proceedings of the petition of Nicholas Peters, gent., setting forth that he purchased in King James's time the place of Usher and Marshal of the Exchequer Chamber in Ireland, and that he was displaced by Robert Coppinger, esq., who has obtained a grant thereof since the Revolution. Referred for report to the Lords Justices of Ireland. [Petition Entry Book 2, p. 361.]
Jan. 18.
Whitehall.
Warrant to Peter Marisco, to apprehend persons suspected of designing to embark for France from the coasts of Sussex and Kent, and to have them examined concerning the same. [S.P. Dom. Warrant Book 38, p. 464.]
Jan. 18.
Whitehall.
Like warrant of same date to John Bale, one of their Majesties' messengers. [Ibid.]
Jan. 19.
Whitehall.
Sir J. Trenchard to the post-masters. The King commands me to send you the enclosed petition and papers belonging to Mr. Perkins and Mr. Waller for erecting a penny post in Ireland. His Majesty would have you consider the matter and send me your opinion of it, and whether you have anything to object to the petitioner's request. [H.O. Letter Book (Secretary's) 3, p. 159.]
Jan. 19.
Whitehall.
Commission for Brigadier-General Richard Leveson to be colonel of the regiment of horse, lately commanded by Brigadier-General Edward Villiers, and likewise to be captain of a troop in the same regiment. [H.O. Military Entry Book 4, p. 153.]
Jan. 19.
Whitehall.
Warrant for grant of the dignity of a baronet of England to Henry Dutton Colt, esq., and in default of heirs male to him, to John Dutton Colt of Letton, co. Hereford, esq., and to his sons John Dutton Colt, Henry Dutton Colt, and Robert Dutton Colt, successively; and to the heirs of Sir William Dutton Colt, knight, lately deceased. [S.P. Dom. Warrant Book 38, p. 466.]
Jan. 19.
Whitehall.
Allowance of the extraordinary expenses of Sir Paul Ricaut, their Majesties' Resident in the Hanse Towns of Lower Saxony, from July 1, 1693, till January 1, 1694. [S.P. Dom. Warrant Book 38, p. 474.]
Jan. 19.
Whitehall.
Warrant for grant of the places and offices of Provost Marshal General of the islands of St. Christopher's, Nevis, Montserrat and Antigua, in America, to William Barnes esq., in the room of Thomas Belchamber, esq., deceased. [Ibid., p. 465.]
Jan. 19.
Whitehall.
Passes for Le Marquis de St. Auban and Mons. du Bourgay, two officers in Colonel Belcastle's regiment, to go to Flanders, recommended by Mr. Janssen de Tudebeuf, Agent of the regiment; for Mary Pietersen and four children, and Johanna Dircksen and three children, to go to Holland; for Teunis Otten, a soldier, ditto; for Anthony Leemans, ditto [Ibid., p. 464]; for Gerrit Reinier Coopmans, a Dutch soldier, ditto [Ibid., p. 465]; and for Mr. Peter Lombard, a servant to the Duke of Savoy, to go to Harwich, or any other port, to embark for Holland [Ibid., p. 467].
Jan. 20.
Whitehall.
Licence for Sir John Tyrwhit, knight, High Sheriff of co. Lincoln, to live out of that county during his term of office. [H.O. King's Letters 2, p. 55.]
Jan. 20.
Whitehall.
Proceedings upon the petition of Anthony Trotman, esq., and others, formerly governors of Nuneaton School in Warwickshire, praying confirmation of their old charter. Referred for report to the Attorney or Solicitor General. [S.P. Dom. Petition Entry Book 2, p. 362.]
Jan. 20.
Whitehall.
Pass for Martin Philippe, going express to the Elector of Brunswick; for —— Weidman to go to Holland [S.P. Dom. Warrant Book 38, p. 467]; for Mary Jorissen and five children, and Elizabeth Lyrs and three children, ditto; and for Susanna Dubergnon, ditto [Ibid., p. 468].
Jan. 20.
Whitehall.
Warrant to Charles Maris to search for Mr. Bennett, son of Lord Ossulston, and Mr. Popham Conway, son of Sir Edward Seymour, in order to prevent their fighting as appointed. [Ibid., p.466.]
Jan. 20.
Whitehall.
Commissions for Ralph Payne, gent., to be ensign to Captain —— Duffe, in Colonel William Selwyn's regiment of foot [H.O.Military Entry Book 3, p. 15]; for Daniel Harvey, esq., to be lieutenant and lieutenant-colonel of the Duke of Ormond's second troop of horse guards; for Thomas Pulteney, esq., to be guidon and major of the second troop of horse guards of which James, Duke of Ormond, is captain and colonel, and to take the rank of major of horse [Ibid., p. 195]; for Anthony Morgan, esq., to be guidon and major of the first troop of horse guards of which Richard, Earl of Scarborough, is captain and colonel, and to take the rank of major of horse [Ibid., p. 200]; for Mr. Henry Ireton to be lieutenant and lieutenantcolonel of the second troop of grenadier guards commanded by Colonel George Cholmondeley and to take his rank as lieutenant and lieutenant-colonel of the said guards [Ibid., p. 201]; for Thomas Wentworth, esq., to be cornet and major of the first troop of horse guards of which Richard, Earl of Scarborough, is captain and colonel, and to take the rank and command of major of horse [Ibid., p. 203]; for Thomas Gay, esq., to be major of the troop of grenadier guards of which Colonel George Cholmondeley is captain and colonel, and to take the rank of major of horse [Ibid., p. 204]; for Louis Costard de Belleau, esq., to be guidon and major of the third troop of horse guards of which Richard, Lord Colchester, is captain and colonel, and to take rank as major of horse; for Thomas Butler, esq., to be lieutenant and lieutenant-colonel of the said troop, and to take rank as lieutenant-colonel of horse; for John Baines, esq., to be cornet and major of the said troop, and to take rank as major of horse; for Armand de la Bastide, esq., to be exempt and eldest captain of the the said troop [Ibid., No. 207]; and for Bartholomew Ogleby, esq., to be lieutenant and lieutenant-colonel of the first troop of horse guards, commanded by Richard, Earl of Scarborough, with power to take rank as lieutenant-colonel of horse [Ibid., p. 213].
Jan. 21. Minutes of the proceedings of Council. Order to be sent for convoy for three ships belonging to the African company now in Dingle Bay in Ireland, and exposed to any privateer. [S.P. Ireland 356, No. 7.]
Jan. 22.
Whitehall.
Sir J. Trenchard to the Lords of the Treasury. The Envoy Extraordinary of Portugal has claimed thirty-eight masts and some other goods laden on board the ship Stockholm lately condemned as prize, and the matter has been laid before the King, who commands me to transmit the enclosed to you that you may report the value of the said goods so claimed to his Majesty who will then give such further directions as are necessary. Enclosures not here appended. [H.O. Letter Book (Secretary's) 3, p. 153.]
Jan. 22.
Whitehall.
Pass for the ship William and Mary, commander Robert Masters, to take on board such prisoners as are now in England, and transport them to St. Malo in France, to be exchanged for a certain number of our subjects, prisoners there. [S.P. Dom. Warrant Book 38, p. 469.]
Jan. 22.
Whitehall.
Warrant for a commission constituting and appointing Viscount Sydney to be lieutenant of the county of Kent and city of Canterbury. [H.O. Military Entry Book 3, p. 154.]
Jan. 22.
Dublin Castle.
Warrant by the Lords Justices of Ireland, referring to the SolicitorGeneral the petition of Robert Mackarrell as to ships belonging to him seized in that kingdom, when coming from France. [S.P. Ireland 356, No. 8.]
Jan. 23.
London.
Report of a meeting of the Lords Commissioners of their Majesties' Treasury of Scotland and the Secretary of State regarding a petition of the Tacksmen of Customs and Foreign Excise in Edinburgh.
They decide, that the Tacksmen have suffered loss from Martinmas 1692 to Martinmas 1693, but as to granting an abatement, the matter must be remitted to the Lords Commissioners of the Treasury in Scotland, who, after comparison of profits and losses in that and the former year, shall assess the abatement if still considered necessary, on condition that no further abatement be demanded in subsequent years of their Tack. The said commissioners represent to the King the absolute necessity that orders be given to the Admiralty of England that a clause be inserted in the commissions of all privateers, prohibiting them from taking or seizing any merchant ships in Scotch rivers or harbours; that the same prohibition be communicated to those privateers already commissioned and to the men-of-war; that the order against the pressing of Scotch seamen be renewed.
The commissioners consider that Baillie Alexander Brand, having farmed Orkney and Zetland and the Bishoprick thereof, and considerably increased the revenue of the same, ought to have the jurisdictions there and a commission as Steward; that the King should write to the Lords of the Treasury in Scotland that they appoint Sir Thomas Livingston, Master of the Ordnance, to inspect the arms brought home to Scotland by the said Alexander Brand, and if they be found to be six shillings a piece better than the pattern given him, to make the necessary payment respecting the improvements; that the commission be renewed for auditing the Treasury accounts from August, 1688, to the date of the last commission granted to the Lords of the Treasury. [King William's Chest 15, No.1.]
Jan. 23.
Whitehall.
Pass for Sieur Don Antonio Lanoir, colonel of a regiment of Germans in the service of the King of Spain, with two servants, to go to Falmouth and thence to Spain, and all post masters and others are to furnish the said Colonel Lanoir with three post horses and a guide from stage to stage from London to Falmouth; also for Abraham Odoa, a weaver, to go to Holland, recommended by Mr. Cuilembergh, Dutch Minister; for Mrs. Hesketh, wife to Lieutenant Hesketh in Colonel Stanley's regiment, ditto, by Mr. Moule, agent to Col. Stanley; for Abraham de Meter, a Dutchman, ditto; for Caldeyron Ruiter, ditto; for Mary Patou, a Dutch woman, ditto; for Annie Anquetil and two children, and Mary Vieil and two children, ditto; for John Albertsen, a Dutch mariner, ditto, recommended by Mr. Bade and by Lord and Lady Auverquerque; and for Mr. Westein, a bookseller, ditto, by Mr. Bernard. [S.P. Dom. Warrant Book 38, p. 470.]
Jan. 23.
Whitehall.
Warrant to apprehend ——— for treasonable practices against their Majesties and the Government. [Ibid. p. 471.]
Jan. 24.
Kensington.
Warrant to the Lords Justices of Ireland to appoint the Lord Chancellor of that kingdom for the time being, and other officers, to be commissioners for inspecting and passing accounts relating to the said kingdom. [S.P. Dom. Signet Office Letter Book 13, p. 93.]
Jan. 25. Francis Brewster to Lord ———. The enclosed remarks on the revenue of Ireland, may explain the value of the proposal by which the revenue may be nearly doubled. I will not trouble your Lordship with the difficulties under which I labour, but my sole interest is the service of the King, as regards his people and those of Ireland, who think themselves ruined by misrepresentation. So many complaints have come over that it is advisable the City of London should petition Parliament setting forth their loss of trade in Ireland for want of a Parliament there. The King may well judge the consequence of these things, and how in one hour he may make those people as firm as rocks to his interest. [King William's Chest 15, No. 2.] Enclosing:—
Remarks and proposals with regard to the revenue of Ireland shewing how, after Midsummer next, it may be raised to two hundred and fifty thousand pounds per annum, whereas it now scarcely yields one hundred and seventy, and to secure an army of twenty thousand men; raising their Majesties' revenue of Ireland to specified rents, and taking a farm of them for fifteen years. Every male in Ireland shall annually bring to the King's stores half a hundred of hemp for which they shall receive five shillings; every female shall bring in ten pounds of linen yarn for which they shall receive sixpence per pound; all this to be paid from nine years of age; the farmers to be obliged to build in each county a working school for teaching the art of spinning and cordmaking; the King to settle on each school a thousand acres of land for bleaching yards and other uses; parliament to grant a further aid; and in support of these proposals the sowing of flax to be enforced, concluding with a retrospective statement of the condition of trade between the years 1641–51, shewing that the present condition of affairs is worse than at that time. [Ibid. 2 i.]
Jan. 25.
Whitehall.
Warrant to the Attorney-General for a grant of letters patent to Philip, Lord Wharton, his heirs and assigns, of one market for buying and selling all manner of wares, goods and merchandises to be held on Friday every week, and four fairs to be held yearly in the town of Reeth, in the parish of Grinton in Swaledale, co. York, to be held on Thursday and Friday next before Palm Sunday, on Thursday and Friday next before the Sunday preceding the feast of Philip and James the Apostles, another on the Thursday and Friday preceding the Sunday before the feast of St. Bartholomew, and the the last on Thursday and Friday before the Sunday preceding the feast of St. Martin. [S.P. Dom. Warrant Book 38, p. 472.]
Jan. 25.
Whitehall.
Warrant to the Attorney-General to remit the fine of two hundred pounds imposed on George Higgins, esq., in Easter term last, for information brought against him in the Court of King's Bench at Westminster of an assault and battery committed on Mr. Woodhouse, gentleman. [Ibid.]
Jan. 25.
Whitehall.
Passes for James La Tour to go to Holland, rcommended by Mr. St. Pierre, captain in Col. Matthew's regiment; for Jacob Leur, a Dutchman, ditto, by Mr. Bade; for Lieutenant Hazard, Ensign Swayne and Sergeant Goodall, of Lord Castleton's regiment, recommended by Mr. Heyrick, agent, to go to Flanders; for Solomon Pilow, Ruth his wife, and two children, to go to Holland, on recommendation of Mr. Bertheau, French Minister [Ibid., p. 471]; and for Jane Becar, ditto, recommended by Mr. Primerose, French Minister. [Ibid.]
Jan. 25.
Whitehall.
Warrant to the Lords of the Admiralty to discontinue the pension granted to Admiral Henry Killigrew (under warrant of 31 March, 1693) from 24 January 1693–4, being the date of his commission as admiral of the fleet. [H.O. Admiralty 3, p. 83.]
Jan. 26.
Whitehall.
Sir John Trenchard to the Lords of the Admiralty. The Bridget galley is to be allowed to be a tender on the ship in which the Earl of Danby shall go to sea this summer, in the same way as she was allowed to him when he went in the Resolution, except that the King will now keep the said galley in wear and tear, instead of paying for the hire of the same. [H.O. Admiralty Entry Book 1, p. 96.]
Jan. 26.
Whitehall.
License for Robert Cutler, esq., High Sheriff of the County of Radnor, to live out of that county during his term of office. [H.O. King's Letter Book 2, p. 55.]
Jan. 26.
Whitehall.
Passes to Magdalena Vanderboom to go to Holland; for Hendrick de Koningh, a soldier, ditto; for Samuel Korsenaar and Peter Van der Craan, ditto; for John Hophuysen, ditto; for Mary l'Eaisné, a French Protestant, ditto; for Mr. John Bernard, ditto; for Anne Bion, a French Protestant, ditto; for Mary Van den Lande and her daughter, and Mary Jansen and two children, ditto, recommended severally by Mr. Bade, Mr. Scheffer, Mr. Satur and Mr. Bernard [S.P. Dom. Warrant Book 38, p. 476]; and for Wolfert Bijl, a servant of Lord Portland, ditto [Ibid., p. 478].
Jan. 26.
Whitehall.
Proceedings upon the petition of Sir John Buckworth, setting forth that he is lord of the manor of Byfleet in Surrey, and that within the said manor there was a bridge over the river Wey, which had many years since fallen down, and some malicious persons have indicted and prosecuted him for the same; praying for a nolle prosequi. Referred for report to the Attorney-General. [Petition Entry Book 2, p. 363.]
Jan. 27.
Whitehall.
Passes for Hendrick Berens, a Swede, to go to Holland; for Martin Brouwer and Cornelis van Dam, both Dutchmen, ditto; and for Mary Isabella Maas and her son, ditto, recommended respectively by Mr. Leyencrona, Mr. Bade and Mr. Scheffer. [S.P. Dom. Warrant Book 38, p. 478.]
Jan. 28.
Whitehall.
Commission for Lord Fairfax to be colonel of the regiment lately commanded by Brigadier Leveson, and likewise to be captain of a troop in the same regiment. [H.O. Military Entry Book 3, p. 161.]
Jan. 28.
Whitehall.
Warrant to the Attorney-General to prepare a grant of the offices of registrar and clerk of the Ecclesiastical and Admiralty Courts of Delegates to Richard Crawley, notary public, after the death or surrender of the estate and interest of Thomas Oughton, and the surrender of the reversionary interest of Charles Tucker, junior, who both hold under letters patent of 25 Charles II, with the same privileges as those enjoyed by John Oldbury and Thomas Oughton. [S.P. Dom. Warrant Book 38, p. 494.]
Jan. 29.
[Whitehall.]
Licence for Mr. Gregory, High Sheriff of Nottinghamshire, to live out of that county. [H.O. King's Letters 2, p. 55.]
Jan. 29. A proposal for raising a million on a fund of interest, by setting one hundred thousand pounds yearly to pay 8 per cent. for one million, two hundred thousand pounds, of which the King is to have a million, as contrasted with a proposal for raising two millions. The fund in question being the salt tax for four years, and the excise on beer and ale. Printed. [S.P. Dom. William and Mary 5, No. 46.]
Jan. 30.
Whitehall.
Sir J. Trenchard to the Mayor of Portsmouth. Yesterday I received your letter of the 28th inst., with an enclosed letter and examination taken upon it. It was very fit to make the enquiries you did in order to discover the writer and dispersers of such news, though this seems to be invented only to amuse some and affright others with improbable reports; however I will lay your letter before his Majesty to show your care in this matter as to the condition of that place. To-day I received yours of the 29th, with the enclosed letters, and shall speak to the commissioners for managing the post office to remedy the inconvenience of those "by" bags, and for the future that the letters sent to those parts may be liable to inspection. (Sic.) [H.O. Letter Book (Secretary's) 3, p.153.]
Jan. 30.
Whitehall.
Warrant to Francis Clark to apprehend Charles Parker for coming out of France into England without their Majesties' leave. [S.P. Dom. Warrant Book 38, p. 479.]
Jan. 30.
Whitehall.
Passes for Samuel Coen Vare, a Jew, recommended by Mr. Francesco de Casares, to go to Holland; for Anthoine Rouviere, ditto, by Mr. Tudebeuf, agent of Belcastel's regiment; for Mary Coeks, a soldier's widow, ditto; for Dirick Steynsen, Martin Colster and Peter Wouter, ditto; for Esaiah Flescher, ditto [Ibid. p. 478]; for Christina Albertus and two children, ditto; and for Mrs. Mary Carra and her son Giles, ditto, recommended severally by Mr. Bade, Mr. Becceler, and Mr. Jeffrey Griffith. [Ibid., p. 479.]
Jan. 30.
Whitehall.
Proceedings upon the petition of Ralph Wilkinson, praying a bedesman's place in the cathedral church of Durham. Order to the Clerk of the Signet attending, to issue a grant of such place accordingly. [S.P. Dom. Petition Entry Book 2, p. 369.]
Jan. 31.
Whitehall.
Warrant for grant of letters patent to Francis Boynton, merchant, for his invention of a new sort of engine or machine for casting up great quantity of water in a short time, and useful for draining places overflowed by water, and for overflowing dry ground, and for conveying spring or Thames water in pipes to conduits, &c., for the benefit of our subjects in and about London. [S.P. Dom. Warrant Book 38, p. 480.]
Jan. 31.
Whitehall.
Passes to Willem Willemson, his wife and two children to go to Holland; for Simon Fromy, ditto; for Anthoine Menanteau, a French Protestant, ditto; for Jacob Apt, ditto [Ibid., p. 479]; for John Philippau, a French Protestant, ditto [Ibid., p. 487].
Jan. 31.
Trinity House.
The Board of the Trinity House to the Commissioners of the Navy, certifying that Joachim Williams is capable of acting as master of any of their Majesties' ships of the fifth rate, from the Downs to Ireland and Naples. [H.O. Admiralty 7, No. 5.] Enclosing, a letter from Thomas Killingworth to ———, 1st February, 1694, desiring that the said Williams, formerly a mate on board Sir Cloudesley Shovel, may be master of the ship under Killingworth's command, building at Woolwich. [Ibid., No. 5 i.]
Jan. 31.
Kensington.
Warrant to the Lords Justices of Ireland to grant to Henry, Earl of Drogheda, a house in Deer Street, Drogheda, called the Blue Boar's Head, and other houses in Drogheda now or lately occupied by Ignatius Pippard, Gregory Ward and one Byrne, a baker, the earl having by petition represented that in 1678, by the name of Henry Hamilton alias Moore, of Tully, co. Kildare, esq., he lent a sum of money to the said Ignatius Pippard of Drogheda, merchant, and Christopher Pippard his son, both Roman Catholics. The father is dead, and the son in the troublous times removed his effects to France, where he now remains in open rebellion. [S.P. Dom. Signet Office Letter Book 13, p. 94.]
Jan. 31.
Whitehall.
Confirmation of Warwick Lake, esquire, as one of the deputy lieutenants of the county of Middlesex. [H.O. Military Entry Book 3, p. 155.]
[Jan.]
Whitehall.
Sir J. Trenchard to the Lord Mayor. I have received your letter of the 6th inst. with the names of four masters of ships who have undertaken to bring corn to the city. If you direct them to make their applications to the Commissioners of the Admiralty in your name, I have no doubt that protections will be granted them accordingly; and if they meet with any difficulties that I can remove, you may be assured that my assistance shall not be wanting in anything you think fit to recommend to me. [H.O. Letter Book (Secretary's) 3, p. 150.]
Jan. Pencil memoranda, parliamentary and other. Mostly illegible. [S.P. Dom. William and Mary 5, No. 47.]
Jan. The case of "the Hon. Fytton Gerard, esq.," returned to serve in Parliament for the borough of Clitheroe, against John Weddall, esq., appointed to be heard the 15th day of this instant January; and The Constitution of the borough of Clitheroe, with the right of elections for bayliffs, or members of parliament. Printed. [Ibid., No. 48.]
Jan.
Whitehall.
Warrant for the pardon of James, Earl of Tyrone, of all treasons, misprisions of treason, &c. [S.P. Ireland 356, No. 9.]