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William and Mary: November 1694

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Calendar of State Papers Domestic: William and Mary, 1694-5. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1906.

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November 1694

Nov. 1.
Whitehall.
The Duke of Shrewsbury to the Lords of the Admiralty, enclosing the answer received by Mr. Blathwayt from the Admiralty in Holland, upon the report he gave them that the stores designed for the Straits would be ready by the end of October last. Enclosure not entered. [H.O. Letter Book (Secretary's) 5, p. 101.]
Nov. 1.
Whitehall.
Warrant to the Dean and Chapter of Canterbury to allow Leopold William Finch, one of the prebendaries of the said church, now suffering from such bodily weakness and infirmity that he cannot perform the residence of this year, all profits and emoluments of his prebend in the same way as if he were in residence. [H.O. Church Book 1, p. 146.]
Nov. 1.
Whitehall.
Warrant to the Clerk of the Signet attending, to prepare a bill for the presentation of Arnold Bowen, M.A., to the archdeaconry of St. David's, void by the lapse or simoniacal contract of John Medley, the present incumbent. [Ibid. 2, p. 14.]
Nov. 1.
Whitehall.
Commission for Mr. Hugh Smith to be second lieutenant to Captain Duckenfeild in Colonel Coote's regiment of foot. [H.O. Military Entry Book 3, p. 229.]
Nov. 2.
Dublin Castle.
Lord Capell to Mr. Vernon, acknowledging the receipt of a letter dated October 20, and desiring a paper enclosed may be delivered to the Lord Keeper. [S.P. Ireland 356, No. 72.]
Nov. 2.
Whitehall.
The Duke of Shrewsbury to the Lords of the Admiralty, enclosing an extract from a letter received from Ostend, for consideration whether it be for their Majesties' service to appoint a spy-boat or two to go, from time to time, between Ostend and the Downs, to bring back such advices as the writer can send, and also to allow him to put the number of Ostend seamen on board that he proposes. Enclosure not entered. [H.O. Letter Book (Secretary's) 5, p. 101.]
Nov. 2.
Whitehall.
The same to the same, conveying the Queen's pardon for Michael Grove, mariner, now under sentence of death for desertion. [Ibid., p. 102.]
Nov. 2.
Whitehall.
Pass for John Roclose, a soldier of the guards, to go to Holland. [S.P. Dom. Warrant Book 38, p. 644.]
Nov. 3.
Dublin Castle.
Lord Capell to Sir John Trenchard. Smith, who brought the confession from Crosby, is now in town here. He says that the main instrument, made between the two kings in France and the persons concerned in England, will not be delivered up by him unless he be nearer danger of dying. Browne came to town last night; we have not yet examined him. The other three out of Kerry, we expect the end of this week. [S.P. Ireland 356, No. 73.]
Nov. 3.
Whitehall.
Sir J. Trenchard to the Commissioners for Exchange of Prisoners. The Queen has given leave to Dr. Hobbs to bring over a small parcel of books from Calais which lie there for him, and he is to have facilities accordingly. [H.O. Letter Book (Secretary's) 3, p. 183.]
Nov. 3.
Whitehall.
The same to the Lords of the Treasury. The enclosed petition of Lord Santry, with the report and other papers thereunto annexed, has been laid before the Queen, and her Majesty commands me to transmit the same to you to consider it and report your opinion what may be fitly done in it for the petitioner's gratification. Enclosure not entered. [Ibid., p. 184.]
Nov. 3.
Whitehall.
Passes for Mr. Fitzgerald to go to Harwich or Gravesend for Holland; and for Jacob Young, a silk weaver, and subject of the States General, ditto. [S.P. Dom. Warrant Book 37, p. 284.]
Nov. 3.
Whitehall.
Warrant to Edward, Lord Russell, treasurer of their Majesties' chamber, to pay two bills delivered by William Churchill, stationer. [Ibid. 40, p. 1.]
Nov. 3.
Admiralty Office.
Admiralty order to Captain Ramsay, commander of their Majesties' advice boat the Mercury at Sheerness, to continue sailing to and from Ostend until further orders, bringing letters thence under instructions from the Duke of Shrewsbury. Copy in duplicate. [H.O. Admiralty 5, p. 1120 and p. 1124.]
Nov. 3.
Whitehall.
Proceedings upon the petition of Rice Hopkins, and Elizabeth, his wife, on behalf of her son, Robert Brooks, now under condemnation for mutiny on board the London, shewing that the said Brooks, at the burning of the French ships at La Hogue, received a fracture of the skull which was never effectually cured, for in drinking the least quantity of strong drink he is disturbed ever since, and such has been the cause of his now misfortunes. Referred to the Lords of the Admiralty. [S.P. Dom. Petition Entry Book 3, p. 80.]
Nov. 3.
Whitehall.
Proceedings upon the petition of John Stoole [Steele ?], on behalf of his only son, John Stoole [Steele ?], who served on board the Woolwich, and was afterwards turned over to the London Merchant, where he mutinied. Praying a pardon for him. Referred to the Lords of the Admiralty. [Ibid.]
Nov. 4.
Whitehall.
The Duke of Shrewsbury to the Lords of the Admiralty, enclosing, for their report, the petition of Christopher Atkinson, a seaman condemned to death for desertion, for whom a respite is to be granted meanwhile. Enclosure not entered. [H.O. Letter Book (Secretary's) 5, p. 102.]
Nov. 5.
Admiralty Office.
Three several reports by the Lords of the Admiralty on the petitions (1) of Rice Hopkins and Elizabeth his wife on behalf of Robert Brookes, and of Elizabeth Smith, on behalf of Henry Webb, praying pardons for the said Brookes and Webb, condemned to die for mutiny on board the London Merchant at Spithead; (2) of Christopher Atkinson, condemned to death for desertion in the Hampton Court; (3) of John Steele, condemned to die for mutiny as above. In no case can they recommend the condemned to mercy. [H.O. Admiralty 5, pp. 1128, 1132 and 1136.]
Nov. 5.
The Hague.
The King's order to Sir Cloudesley Shovel, to repair to Gothenburgh and thence convoy divers merchant-vessels into England, endeavouring (in order to avoid Du Bart's squadron) to join the Dutch convoy, either by carrying the English vessels into the Sound, or otherwise. Copy. [Ibid. 7, No. 91.]
Nov. 5.
Whitehall.
Proceedings upon the petition of Elizabeth Smith on behalf of her brother Henry Webb, a young man under sentence of death for mutiny on board the London Merchant, showing that he served for nearly three years in the West Indies, on board the Guernsey. Referred to the Lords of the Admiralty. [S.P. Dom. Petition Entry Book 3, p. 81.]
Nov. 5.
Whitehall.
Pass for Philip Borell to go to Harwich and Holland. [S.P. Dom. Warrant Book 37, p. 285.]
Nov. 6.
Dublin Castle.
Lord Capell to Sir John Trenchard, introducing Mr. Walter Browne. He makes no scruple to give in evidence all he knows, saying that he is in duty bound to do so, being zealous for this government. [S.P. Ireland 356, No. 74.]
Nov. 6.
Whitehall.
Sir John Trenchard to the Lords of the Admiralty, enclosing a letter from Lord Archibald Hamilton (not preserved) for report as to how far the prisoners mentioned may be fit objects of their Majesties' mercy. [H.O. Admiralty 3, p. 99.]
Nov. 6.
Whitehall.
Passes for Fortune Fluellen, and one small child, to go to Harwich or Gravesend for Holland or Flanders; for Mr. Henry Pearson, ditto [S.P. Dom. Warrant Book 37, p. 285]; for John Verdelle and his child, French protestants, to go to Holland; for Katherine Dosbergen, ditto; and for John Lassean, a French protestant, ditto [Ibid. 38, p. 644].
Nov. 7.
Whitehall.
The Duke of Shrewsbury to the Lords of the Admiralty, conveying the Queen's pardon for Christopher Atkinson, a mariner, condemned to death for desertion. [H.O. Letter Book (Secretary's) 5, p. 102.]
Nov. 7.
Whitehall.
Sir John Trenchard to the same. Before I submit to the Queen your report of the 6th instant, upon the four prisoners condemned at Portsmouth for mutiny, I desire a particular statement as to the case of Robert Crisp, he being the only person that Lord Archibald Hamilton intercedes for. [H.O. Admiralty 3, p. 99.]
Nov. 7.
Whitehall.
Proceedings upon the petition of John Hall, Daniel Wilkinson, and John Stone, praying for a pardon or reprieve of their sentence of death, they being condemned "for an attempt to see their wives and families." Referred to the Lords of the Admiralty. [S.P. Dom. Petition Entry Book 3, p. 81.]
Nov. 7.
Whitehall.
Proceedings upon the petition of Edmund Roch, setting forth that, though in no way concerned in the rebellion in Ireland, he was indicted of high treason in the co. Cork. Referred for report to the Lords Justices of Ireland. [S.P. Dom. Petition Entry Book 4, p. 8.]
Nov. 7.
Whitehall.
Passes for Jacob Vanpeeren to go to Holland; and for Eroch Bradier, ditto. [S.P. Dom. Warrant Book 38, p. 644.]
Nov. 8.
Whitehall.
Sir John Trenchard to the Lords of the Admiralty. The Queen does not think fit to grant her pardon to Robert Crisp and the other seamen condemned for mutiny, but leaves them to the course of the law. [H.O. Admiralty 3, p. 100.]
Nov. 8.
Whitehall.
Allowance of the bill of William Churchill, stationer, for stationery supplied to the Duke of Shrewsbury's office. [S.P. Dom., Warrant Book 39, p. 118.]
Nov. 8.
Whitehall.
Pass for Mawrits Clevestien to go to Holland, on the recommendation of—Willens, Dutch minister of St. James's Chapel. [Ibid. 40, p. 1.]
Nov. 8. Sir Charles Hedges to Mr. Vernon. In regard to the case of the Mollers, having consideration to the oath taken by Frederick Moller, and that he is a single person having no fixed habitation except at Copenhagen, if there be no just cause of suspicion upon any other account, I should discharge a ship of theirs upon such attestations; but since there is no express provision for this case by the convention, I cannot advise the practice of it, lest it should open a gap for frauds. [S.P. Dom. William and Mary 6, No. 2.]
Nov. 8. Warrant for holding a court martial for the punishing of deserters out of Colonel Luke Lillington's regiment of foot, under the presidency of the said colonel, the lieutenant-colonel and major. [H.O. Military Entry Book 4, p. 70.]
Nov. 9.
Whitehall.
Passes for Catherine Hemmicker and Elizabeth, her sister, a poor Swiss woman, to go to Gravesend or Harwich for Holland; and for Salbador Parensa, a Jew, to go to Harwich and Holland. [S.P. Dom. Warrant Book 37, p. 285.]
Nov. 10. Copies (1) of that part of the instructions which relates to salutes, received from the Admiralty: "A captain of the second-rate to salute his admiral with eleven pieces, his vice-admiral with nine, and his rear-admiral with seven, and other ships proportionably less by two according to their ranks; but not to salute again, after he hath done it once, except he hath been absent from the flag two months. When a ship of the second-rate shall carry an ambassador, duke or nobleman, at his coming aboard he is to give eleven pieces, and at his landing fifteen. And when he shall carry a knight, lady, or gentleman of quality, at their coming aboard he is to give seven pieces, and at their landing eleven. When an admiral of a foreign nation is met with, he is to be answered with the like number by all the ships he shall salute. When a man-of-war or merchantman of another nation or our own salute any of his Majesty's ships, he is to be answered by two less. During time of war no gun is to be fired in salute to any ship or castle, except of some foreign power in amity with his Majesty." And (2) of that part of the instructions for land service which relates to salutes, directed to be observed by his Majesty's Order in Council, 13 March, 1689 [–90]. No officer shall return any salute otherwise than is set forth in his sea-instructions, using always ordnance of the lesser sort. No officer shall salute any person whatsoever, nor fire a salute at any festival, except by directions from the Master-General or Board of Ordnance in writing. [H.O. Admiralty 7, No. 92.]
Nov. 10.
Whitehall.
Post-warrant and passes for Walter Lewis, with two horses, etc., to go to Marlborough; and for Samuel Cornu, Elizabeth his wife, and their child, being French protestants, to go to Harwich or Gravesend for Holland. [S.P. Dom. Warrant Book 37, p. 286.]
Nov. 11.
Whitehall.
Commission for Mr. Philip Saville to be ensign to LieutenantColonel William Tutton in Brigadier Stewart's regiment. [H.O. Military Entry Book 3, p. 231.]
Nov. 12.
Whitehall.
Sir J. Trenchard to Sir Robert Cotton and Mr. Frankland. You are to give order for the Spanish packet-boat forthwith to proceed on her voyage to Corunna, wind and weather permitting. Pray direct the master of the packet-boat to take care of the enclosed to Admiral Russell under cover to Mr. Stanhope. [H.O. Letter Book (Secretary's) 3, p. 184.]
Nov. 12.
Whitehall.
The same to the Lords of the Admiralty. The King commands that the store-ships designed for Cadiz proceed upon their voyage thither with the first opportunity of wind and weather; also that the Admiralty sessions appointed for the 14th inst. be further adjourned for a week from that time. [H.O. Admiralty Entry Book 1, p. 181.]
Nov. 12.
Whitehall.
The same to Admiral Russell. The King arrived here on Saturday last; as yet he has given no directions concerning the fleet under your command, but that the store-ships with their convoy should forthwith sail to Cadiz. The King began the session of parliament this day; if our friends are not much deceived in their conjectures, our affairs have a very good prospect, and promise us a shorter meeting than we had last year. Draft. [H.O. Admiralty 5, p. 1140.]
Nov. 12.
Whitehall.
Passes for Isaac le Jeune, a French protestant, to go to Holland; and for Don Jean Francisco Manrique, Col. de Bee and Capt. Don Joseph D'Armendaris, with five servants, to go to Spain, on the several recommendations of Mr. Primerose, French minister, and the Spanish ambassador. [S.P. Dom. Warrant Book 40, p. 1.]
Nov. 12.
Whitehall.
Appointment for William Smith, M.D., as physician and surgeon to the town and garrison of Portsmouth. [H.O. Military Entry Book 3, p. 23.]
Nov. 12.
Whitehall.
Commission for Edmond Arwaker, M.A., to be chaplain to the regiment of foot commanded by Colonel Frederick Hamilton. [Ibid. 4, p. 74.]
Nov. 13. Statement of the present disposition of their Majesties' land forces, [S.P. Dom. King William's Chest 15, No. 67.]
Nov. 13.
Whitehall.
Pass to Anthony Duffis to go to Holland; recommended by Mr. Darrell, who had the Duke of Wurtemberg's pass, an ensign in the Marquis of Rada's regiment. [S.P. Dom. Warrant Book 40, p. 2.]
Nov. 13.
Whitehall.
Warrant addressed to the Earl of Romney, reciting that a detachment of twelve hundred private soldiers, besides corporals, drummers and sergeants, is to be sent to Jamaica, and directing that, out of the stores in the ordnance, the following arms and appurtenances are to be issued:—"Snapt" muskets, 1,272; halberts, 36; cartouch boxes, 74; grenadoe pouches, 200; drums, 12. [H.O. Military Entry Book 4, p. 78.]
Nov. 14.
Whitehall.
Passes for Hendrick Horffsden (recommended by Sir Charles Bickerstaff) and Nicolas van Bestall (by D. Boceler) to go to Holland. [S.P. Dom. Warrant Book 40, p. 2.]
Nov. 14.
Whitehall.
Commission for Mr. John Morden to be captain of a company in Colonel James Stanley's regiment of foot. [H.O. Military Entry Book 3, p. 231.]
Nov. 15.
Dublin Castle.
Lord Capell to Mr. Vernon, asking him to send word that the letter to the Lord President is safely delivered. [S.P. Ireland 356, No. 75.]
Nov. 15.
Whitehall.
Sir J. Trenchard to the Mayor and Jurats of Hastings. I have received your letter of the 6th inst., together with the examinations of Brex Jarperson and Cornelius Carlson, both foreigners, who were taken out of a boat run aground near your town, and very much commend your care and diligence therein; but by reason the prisoners appear to be subjects of a prince now in amity with their Majesties, and there not appearing anything criminal in their examinations, I see no reason why you should not discharge them. [H.O. Letter Book (Secretary's) 3, p. 185.]
Nov. 15.
Whitehall.
Proceedings upon the petition of William Jephson, Dean of Lismore in Ireland. Sets forth that he was presented to the living of Ardargh by Lord Romney, whom he attended on his coming to England, but was not instituted to the said living; during his absence Mr. Norcott has petitioned the Lords Justices, and obtained a warrant for the same. Prays such relief as seems reasonable. Referred to the Lords Justices of Ireland for report. [S.P. Dom. Petition Entry Book 4, p. 9.]
Nov. 15.
Whitehall.
Proceedings upon the petition of the Bishop of London and Peter Birch, D.D., praying a writ of error in a judgment obtained against them. Granted. [Ibid., p. 10.]
Nov. 15.
Kensington.
Warrant to the Lords Justices of Ireland to insert in the military list of the French pension officers upon the establishment of Ireland, a pension of 10s. a day to René la Faucille, in consideration of his services. [S.P. Dom. Signet Office 13, p. 192.]
Nov. 15.
Whitehall.
Passes for Mr. Moses Devaulx, with his servant, to go to Holland; and for Mr. Andrew Duncan, lieutentant in Col. Tiffin's regiment, with two recruits, Richard McKnight and William Hamilton, and Mrs. Anne Neuster, a captain's lady belonging to the said regiment, to go to some place unspecified. [S.P. Dom. Warrant Book 40, p. 2.]
Nov. 15.
Whitehall.
Proclamation of a public thanksgiving to be observed on Sunday, the 2nd of December, in the cities of London and Westminster, and on the 16th December throughout the rest of the kingdom. Printed. [S.P. Dom. Proclamations, Vol. 6, No. 107.]
Nov. 16.
Kensington.
Warrant to the Lords Justices of Ireland for the discounting of arrears of excise and licenses, due to 25 December, 1693, by bills signed by the officers of the army for the credit they had given them by the country in their quarters, pursuant to several proclamations. [S.P. Dom. Signet Office 13, p. 163.]
Nov. 16.
Whitehall.
Warrant for the payment of extraordinary expenses incurred by Alexander Stanhope, esq., their Majesties' envoy extraordinary to the King of Spain, Nov., 1693—Sept., 1694. Among the items is one for clothing given to Irish deserters from the French in Catalonia. [S.P. Dom. Warrant Book 40, pp. 3–6.]
Nov. 16.
Whitehall.
Warrant to pay Lord Paget's bill of extraordinaries, incurred as ambassador extraordinary to the Grand Seignior, 1692–1693. [Ibid. p. 10.]
Nov. 17.
Whitehall.
Passes for Count Taaffe, Charles Frockmorton [sic, Throckmorton?] with a steward, James Jones, and John Haley and Peter Plunkett, two valets de chambre, Peter Dore, a cook, Robert Clareson, a coachman, with Charles Rhodes, John Welsh, Henry Dickyson, Peter Williams, and Robert Casey, five footmen, etc., to go to Harwich or Gravesend for Holland; for Mrs. Dorothy Browne, Mrs. Mary Browne, and Mrs. Helena Haycock, to go to Flanders; for Gerritge Cole to go to Gravesend and Holland [Ibid. 37, p. 286]; for Mrs. de la Bouchetiere, Mary Renier, a child, his nurse, and Susanna Pellisier, all French protestants, to go to Harwich or Gravesend for Holland; for Mr. John Brandt and one servant, ditto; for Mrs. Elizabeth de la Forrest, a Dutch woman, ditto [Ibid., p. 287]; and for Mr. Antonius Schuller, and Marie Cherion, a French refugee, to go to Holland; recommended respectively by the Emperor's ambassador and Mons. Daillon, French minister [Ibid. 40, pp. 2–3].
Nov. 18.
Whitehall.
Pass to John Rudolf Brenner, recommended by Mr. Hoffman, to go to Holland. [Ibid., p. 3.]
Nov. 19.
Whitehall.
Proceedings upon the petition of Mr. Henry Dowdall of Brownestown, setting forth that he never bore arms against their Majesties, and yet has been indicted and outlawed upon account of rebellion. Referred to the Lords Justices of Ireland for report. [S.P. Dom. Petition Entry Book 4, p. 10.]
Nov. 19.
Whitehall.
Passes for Mrs. Elizabeth Overy, an officer's wife in Colonel Coy's regiment, and Dorcas Brassy, her maid, to go to Harwich or Gravesend for Holland or Flanders [S.P. Dom. Warrant Book 37, p. 287]; for Mrs. de Teron, a French officer's wife, ditto; and for George Kand, to go to Harwich and Holland [Ibid., p. 288].
Nov. 19.
Whitehall.
Warrant to Benjamin Morris, messenger, to go to Harwich and search for all persons of whom he shall have notice and have reason to suspect, and to apprehend and seize them, together with their papers. [Ibid. 39, p. 119.]
Nov. 19.
Whitehall.
Passes to Jean de Velver and Cornelis Dubble, recommended by Mr. Morroe; Jens Jensen, by Col. Colyear; Susanna Breteridge, by Mr. Pain, agent; and Mr. George Mathews, and a servant, by Mr. Lovell, the Recorder's son, to go to Holland. [S.P. Dom. Warrant Book 40, p. 7.]
Nov. 20.
Dublin.
J. Blennerhassett to Sir John Trenchard. I read a letter from Captain Waller to Colonel Denny written by your order, and thereby understood that it was necessary to prove the handwriting of Walter Crosby. Whereupon I made ready for my journey thither, when a messenger from the Lords Justices summoned me to appear at Dublin on the like account, but on my arrival to this city, being examined, I was discharged, the secretary not judging that I could testify anything material.
However, I thought it expedient to let you know my mind, the rather that none but Papists and Jacobites (as I am informed) are to give their evidence in this matter, who probably will make it as evasive as they can. If you find there is any difficulty in proving the handwriting, please to direct your commands to me to Killorglin in Kerry, and I will use my endeavours to do it effectually, and also to produce a gentleman that will prove Mr. Crosby to be in St. Germains since the rout at the Boyne. This I hint to you in regard I doubt that Mr. Thomas Elliot (who is sent) will say little or nothing to the purpose, having boasted, among other discourse in company here, that whatever evidence he gave in this affair would not signify anything, thought at several times I heard him say he was in company with Mr. Crosby and one FitzMaurice, a priest in St. Germains.
Colonel Denny wrote you an answer of which I intended to be the bearer; I gave it to Mr. Shirley the minister. I am positive that the handwriting of Crosby is not unknown to me, and since proving it is the only means to do the business effectually, when I receive command I shall approve myself that I am their Majesties' faithful subject. Mr. Crosby came to me when I was prisoner here before the rout of the Boyne and returned a little after the rout, having accompanied (as he confessed to me) the late King James towards Waterford. [S.P. Ireland 356, No. 76.]
Nov. 20.
Whitehall.
The Duke of Shrewsbury to Sir Charles Hedges. The King thinks the petition of Mr. Raworth, a merchant, for stopping the prosecution in their Majesties' name on account of salvage upon the ship the Dove, a matter fit to be considered at council; no determination is to be made upon it therefore in the meantime. [H.O. Letter Book (Secretary's) 5, p. 103.]
Nov. 20.
Whitehall.
Proceedings upon the petition of Colonel Richard Coote. Shows that he had a grant from Charles II. of the forfeitures arising out of the wool bonds entered into in Ireland, until 3,300l. should thus be paid him, due from the crown to his father, the Earl of Montrath. He was ready to surrender this grant for an equivalent at the request of the Revenue Commissioners of Ireland, but the matter still remains undetermined. Prays a grant of the 4,000l. forfeited to their Majesties, by reason of a settlement by the late Earl of Clanricarde on the Lady Honor Burke, one of his daughters, who married Patrick Sarsfield, esq., commonly called Lord Lucan, which lady is in France, where her husband lately died. Referred to the Treasury for their opinion. [S.P. Dom. Petition Entry Book 3, p. 82.]
Nov. 20.
Whitehall.
Passes for John Fytingh and Ewowt Bremer (recommended by Mr. Van Cuilemborgh, minister of the Dutch church), Susanne Laborie, a French refugee (by Mr. Satur, French minister), for Anne Fleming, a Dutchwoman (by Peter Rowlls, servant to Mr. Dallone), for John van Sanen, a Dutchman (by Mr. Van Cuilemborgh), for Catharine Hendrick, with 3 children (by the Board of Ordnance), to go to Holland; and for Mrs. Isabella Paheau and Mr. Geronimo Germain (by the Spanish Ambassador), Ester Campar, a French protestant (by Mr. Souchet, French minister), and Catharine la Bosse, with her two children (by Mr. Downes), to go to Flanders [S.P. Dom. Warrant Book 40, pp. 7–8]; for Jacob Penso and Abram Obediente, two poor Jews, to go to Gravesend for Holland; for Sarah Stanley, a soldier's wife, to go to Harwich or Gravesend for Holland or Flanders [Ibid. 37, p. 288]; for Mr. John Van Kouwenhove and Albert Broderie, two Dutchmen, ditto; for Nicholas du Puy, a French protestant, ditto; for Elias Polaque, Moses Marques and Moses Fermes, three poor Jews, ditto [Ibid., p. 289]; and for Mrs. Smith, Mary her daughter, and Marget Hopkins her servant maid, ditto [Ibid., p. 291].
Nov. 21.
Whitehall.
Proceedings upon the petition of Colonel Gustavus Hamilton, shewing that in March last he petitioned for a grant of Roger O'Shaughnessy's estate, for which he hears Sir Henry Bellassis has likewise made an application. Prays a reference to the Treasury, which is made accordingly. [S.P. Dom. Petition Entry Book 3, p. 83.]
Nov. 21.
Whitehall.
Proceedings upon the petition of Peter Oliver for a patent for an engine for glazing, slicking and smoothing all manner of linen cloth, silks, paper and pasteboard. Referred for report to the Attorney or Solicitor-General. [Ibid. 4, p. 11.]
Nov. 21.
Kensington.
Warrant to the Lords Justices of Ireland for a grant to Colonel Edward Fitzpatrick of certain rents in Ireland for a term of six years, in lieu of other rents granted by Charles II., on 2 December, in the 30th year of his reign, to the Earl of Longford. These rents are now, by lawful assignment, vested in the said Colonel Fitzpatrick, and on them are arrears due both to him and to Colonel John Fitzpatrick, deceased. [S.P. Dom. Signet Office 13, p. 165.] Annexed is a schedule of the rents in Queen's County, giving the names of tenants. [Ibid., p. 167.]
Nov. 21.
Whitehall.
Passes for Paul Floris, a dancing-master, to go to Harwich or Gravesend for Holland [S.P. Dom. Warrant Book 37, p. 289]; for Mrs. Philips and Sarah Smith, her maid servant, ditto [Ibid., p. 290]; for Barbara Lowe (recommended by J. van Salt, ensign of the Guards), and for John Baertmans (by Mr. Willins, Dutch minister), to go to Holland [Ibid. 40, p. 8].
Nov. 22.
Whitehall.
The Duke of Shrewsbury to Lord Capell. Colonel Fitzpatrick is very much concerned to procure a pardon for one of his name who is very useful to him in managing some of his affairs in Ireland; as he has no real estate it is hoped there will be the less difficulty; I find his Majesty well disposed to gratify him. [S.P. Ireland, King's Letter Book 2, p. 11.]
Nov. 22.
Whitehall.
Proceedings upon the petition of Thady Fitz Patrick, showing that he had no employment during the late rebellion in Ireland, and praying a reversal of the outlawry against him. Referred to the Lords Justices of Ireland. [S.P. Dom. Petition Entry Book 3, p. 84.]
Nov. 22.
Whitehall.
Passes for Mary Blamite, a trooper's wife, to go to Harwich or Gravesend for Holland or Flanders; for John Melchior Rose, a German painter, his wife, and one small child, and a maid servant, ditto; for Jacob Lawrence, his wife, and three children, being poor Jews, ditto [S.P. Dom. Warrant Book 37, p. 290]; for Captain Anthony du Nivier, a French protestant officer, ditto [Ibid., p. 291]; and for Mrs. Frances Dawson, with her two children, to go to Holland, recommended by Mr. Wolesly, agent to the 3rd troop of Guards [Ibid. 40, p. 9].
Nov. 22.
Kensington.
Commissions for James Otway, esq., to be captain of the company of which Captain Robert Thorold was late captain in the regiment of foot commanded by Colonel Thomas Farrington; for Jeremiah Law, gent., to be lieutenant of the company of which Major George Whitehead is captain in the regiment of foot commanded by Colonel Gustavus Hamilton; for John Ridge, gent., to be ensign, ditto; and for Nicholas Robinson, gent., to be lieutenant of the company of which Captain Edmond Wyndham is captain in the regiment of foot commanded by the Duke of Bolton. [H.O. Military Entry Book 4, p. 72.]
Nov. 23.
Whitehall.
Passes for John Juliane, Claudine, his wife, and John, their child, aged five years, to go to Harwich or Gravesend for Holland [S.P. Dom. Warrant Book 37, p. 291]; for Mr. Miles Philipson, ditto [Ibid., p. 294]; for James Hymans (recommended by the Board of Green Cloth); and for Bridgitt Crow (by Mr. Brady, minister of Creechurch), to go to Holland or Flanders [Ibid. 40, p. 9].
Nov. 23.
Whitehall.
Proceedings upon the petition of Mary and Susanna Hill, executors of Susanna Hill their mother, praying a writ of error in a judgment against them by their Majesties upon a plea they pleaded in discharge of the lands of Edmund Clarke, esq., seized into their Majesties' hands by virtue of an outlawry against the said Edmund at the suit of David Allen. Granted. [S.P. Dom. Petition Entry Book 3, p. 85.]
Nov. 23.
Whitehall.
Proceedings upon the petition of Christopher Dighton, praying a writ of error in a judgment obtained against him by Bernard Greenvill, esq. Granted. [Ibid. 4, p. 11.]
Nov. 24.
Whitehall.
The Duke of Shrewsbury to the Lord Keeper. His Majesty having been informed that your indisposition will hinder your attendance at the House of Lords, directs that you prepare a commission appointing the Marquis of Normanby, Speaker of that House, according as has been formerly done upon like occasions. [H.O. Letter Book (Secretary's) 5, p. 105.]
Nov. 24.
Dublin Castle.
Lord Capell to the Duke of Shrewsbury. We have received his Majesty's letter on behalf of John King, brother to Lord Kingston, for reversing his outlawry and passing a pardon to him. I have likewise yours acquainting us with his Majesty's directions, that if the formality had not been observed in having the matter first referred hither, it should not delay the pardon, which I have communicated to the other lords. But, this affair having been considered neither by themselves nor the lords of the Treasury, they have thought fit to represent the matter back again to you for a further signification of his Majesty's pleasure, in which I have not joined because the favour petitioned for Mr. King being purely a matter of his Majesty's grace, I conceived I might have paid a ready obedience to his Majesty's commands; and my opinion was, and is, that we ought to have done it without giving his Majesty or you any further trouble.
Since my writing this I am informed that Mr. King has a wife and two sons in France educated in the popish religion. Wherefore I offer it to his Majesty's consideration whether he will think fit to bestow this grace on Mr. King, before his children be brought into England, there to be brought up in the protestant religion, otherwise it may prove of ill consequence to the public and be strengthening to the popish interest, which, by this means, will have a man of quality to head them, and if he recovers his brother's estate will be very formidable in Connaught where they are generally Irish papists.
I have received your letter touching Mr. Hamilton, and he likewise showed me yours to him. He appeared not easy in being thus disappointed of his project, because I told him that wherever he had divulged it I must now contradict it. But the prejudice he can do cannot be great, for everyone begins to be jealous of him, and not without reason. [S.P. Ireland 356, No. 77.]
Nov. 24.
Whitehall.
Proceedings upon the petition of Colonel Baldwin Leighton, shewing that he long since presented a petition praying to be reimbursed for his losses and expenses incurred in their Majesties' service, amounting to upwards of 2,400l., and the Treasury reported thereupon; but in regard to their Majesties' then present occasion for money the petitioner did not think fit to trouble them at that time. Prays payment now, to preserve him from otherwise inevitable ill circumstances. Sent to the Treasury to be laid before the King. [S.P. Dom. Petition Entry Book 3, p. 86.]
Nov. 24.
Whitehall.
Pass for Balthazar de Witt, a subject of the King of Spain, to go to Harwich or Gravesend for Holland. [S.P. Dom. Warrant Book 37, p. 291.]
Nov. 24.
Kensington.
Warrant for the grant of a baronetcy to John Thomas of Wenvoe, Glamorgan, with contingent remainders to his brothers, Edmund Thomas and William Thomas. [Ibid. 39, p. 120.]
Nov. 25.
Admiralty Office.
List of their Majesties' ships in the Mediterranean and West Indies, and going thither. [S.P. Dom. King William's Chest 15, No. 68.]
Nov. 25.
Whitehall.
The Duke of Shrewsbury to the Lords of the Admiralty, enclosing extract of an advice from the coast of Flanders, and desiring their consideration of how the proposal therein may be put in practice, if it be approved. [H.O. Letter Book (Secretary's) 5, p. 103.]
Nov. 25.
Whitehall.
Pass for Mrs. Warneek, a lifeguard's wife, to go to Harwich or Gravesend for Holland or Flanders. [S.P. Dom. Warrant Book 37, p. 292.]
Nov. 26. Sir Charles Hedges to—, returning a draft order submitted for his approval, which he thinks will be sufficient with the addition of the two or three words he has inserted. It is more proper to be submitted to the King's advocate and proctor than to him, and he conceives it ought to have a seal, and the King's hand. [S.P. Dom. William and Mary 6, No. 3.]
Nov. 26.
Whitehall.
Passes for John Jacob Heym, a Dutch soldier, to go to Harwich or Gravesend for Holland; for Margaretta Fillett and Anne Filet, both Dutch soldiers' wives, with two children each, ditto; and for Anthony Rombou, a Dutch soldier, ditto. [S.P. Dom. Warrant Book 37, p. 292.]
Nov. 26.
Whitehall.
Proceedings upon the petition of Magdalen Cunningham, relict of Lieut.-Colonel Alexander Cunningham, shewing that her husband had a company in the Scots Guards, served in three campaigns in Flanders, and died in 1691, when there were two years' arrears due to him, and that Sir Robert Douglas, who was killed at Steinkirk, owed him 300l. She, having lost all her fortune by the late wars in Ireland, prays to have maintenance allowed her. Referred to the Treasury for report. [S.P. Dom. Petition Entry Book 3, p. 87.]
Nov. 26.
Whitehall.
Proceedings upon the petition of Mary Bedford, widow of Captain Bedford, shewing that her husband served as captain of a troop of dragoons in the Earl of Essex's regiment, and was killed at Anguien [Enghien?] in Flanders in 1692; praying the payment of arrears due to her said husband. Referred to the Treasury for report. [Ibid.]
Nov. 27.
Whitehall.
The Duke of Shrewsbury to the Lords of the Admiralty. For preventing any question that may arise concerning the manner of saluting the Castle of Cronenburg, belonging to the King of Denmark, his Majesty signifies his pleasure that all ships of war hereafter sent to the Sound shall salute the said castle with three guns only, upon assurances that their salute shall be returned with a like number of guns from thence. [H.O. Letter Book (Secretary's) 5, p. 104.]
Nov. 27.
Whitehall.
Proceedings upon the petition of John Thompson, a poor convict in Newgate, condemned for pilfering (on the single evidence of a boy), of which he was innocent, as appears by the confession of one Burton. Prays a free pardon. [S.P. Dom. Petition Entry Book 3, p. 90.]
Nov. 27.
Kensington.
Warrant for Michael Hill, of Hillsborough, esq., to be sworn of the Privy Council of Ireland. [S.P. Dom. Signet Office 13, p. 165.]
Nov. 27.
Whitehall.
Passes for Mr. Peter Rovière, French protestant, to go to Harwich or Gravesend for Holland [S.P. Dom. Warrant Book 37, p. 292]; for Colonel Belcastle, his lady, his sister, his niece, his child, his brother, two maids and four men servants, ditto; for Theodore Midon to go to Gravesend and Holland [Ibid., p. 293]; and for Michael Moucan, a Swiss, and Claire his wife, to go to Harwich or Gravesend for Holland [Ibid., p. 294].
Nov. 27.
Whitehall.
Commissions for Mr. John Conyers to be ensign of Captain Tiffin's company in Colonel Tiffin's regiment of foot; and for Mr. Robert Clark to be ensign to Captain Charles Floyer in Brigadier Earle's regiment. [H.O. Military Entry Book 3, p. 234.]
Nov. 28.
Dublin Castle.
The Lords Justices of Ireland to Sir John Trenchard. The great impatience with which not only the merchants but the land owners of this kingdom, expect a relaxation of the prohibition which is laid upon exporting corn, enforces us to give you another trouble about it. We had news here "for one while" that it was granted, and they then importunately desired the effects of it that the trade might be free; but afterwards we had advice that it would be taken into consideration as soon as the King returned, and they are, every post, with great earnestness calling upon us. If the freedom of vending corn abroad in any country of the allies might consist with the interest of the public, it would be a great satisfaction to all people of this kingdom by letting loose their trade and opening a way to bring some money hither, which is grown exceeding scarce, and would increase the revenue by the customs. [S.P. Ireland 356, No. 78.]
Nov. 28.
Whitehall.
Warrant to Brigadier-General Sir David Collier to raise fifty volunteers in Ireland as recruits for the regiment of foot under his command now in Flanders. [S.P. Ireland, King's Letter Book 2, p. 12.]
Nov. 28.
Whitehall.
Passes for Dina Burrust (recommended by Col. Lumley) to go to Holland or Flanders; and for Mr. John Bille, a French refugee (by Mr. Saher, French minister), to go to Holland. [S.P. Dom. Warrant Book 40, p. 9.]
Nov. 28.
Whitehall.
Certificate of the return of William Aglionby, esquire, her Majesty's envoy-extraordinary to the Duke of Savoy, from his employment. [Ibid., p. 10.]
Nov. 28.
Kensington
Proceedings upon the petition of Sir Richard Verney, knight, cousin and next heir to Sir Robert Willoughby, knight, Lord Broke. Shews that his ancestor, Robert Willoughby, was summoned to Parliament in 7 Henry VII. by the title of Lord Broke; to whom succeeded his son, Robert Willoughby, on whose death the barony of Broke descended to Elizabeth, Lady Greville, grandchild and at length sole heir of the said second Lord Broke, and came afterwards to her grandson and heir, Sir Fulke Greville, knight, who, though he was created Lord Broke of Beauchamp Court by James I., with remainder to his cousin, Robert Greville, esq., yet was rightfully entitled to the said barony of Broke in fee. He dying without issue, the barony of Broke descended to Margaret, Lady Verney, his sister and sole heir, wife of Sir Richard Verney, knight, grandfather of the petitioner, whose descendants would have, long since, claimed the same, had not the long intervals of Parliament tempore Charles I. and the minorities of the three last heirs of the Verneys prevented them. Prays a writ of summons to Parliament as Lord Broke. Referred to the House of Lords, "to determine thereupon as shall be found just and right." [S.P. Dom. Petition Entry Book 3, p. 88.]
Nov. 28.
Kensington.
Warrant for the appointment of Thomas Blake, to be surgeon of the Tower of London. [H.O. Military Entry Book 4, p. 73.]
Nov. 28.
Kensington.
Commission for John Hilton, M.A., to be chaplain to the regiment of dragoons commanded by Thomas, Lord Fairfax. [Ibid., p. 95.]
Nov. 28.
Whitehall.
Passes for John Monsur, and his son, to go to Chester and Ireland; for Jacobus Jansen to go to Harwich or Gravesend [S.P. Dom. Warrant Book 37, p. 293]; and for Peter Hansen, a subject of the King of Denmark, to go to Gravesend and Flanders [Ibid., p. 294].
Nov. 28.
Kensington.
Warrant for grant of a nolle prosequi for the owners of the ship the Dove of Bristol. The said ship, with her lading, was bound from the Canaries to Bristol, and in January last was taken by a French privateer, and after being in their possession six or seven days was retaken by an English privateer, the Newport frigate, Captain Finnis, commander. Thereupon she and her lading were decreed to be restored, upon paying one moiety of the value for salvage. But before the execution of that order the said owners complained of the great wrong and damage they had sustained by the embezzlement by the said Captain Finnis, who was adjudged to have forfeited his and his owners' right to the said salvage, which accrued to the crown. [Ibid. 39, p. 121.]
Nov. 29. Sir Charles Hedges to Mr. Vernon. Mr. Grey's two letters refer to certificates to be given to Danish subjects, whose case is not within the elucidations of the convention with that kingdom; my opinion was stated in my letter of the 8th instant. As to Mr. Robinson and Sir Paul Rycaut's affair, I can say little but what I have already written in my answer to the Swede's memorial of 22 June last. Great confusion is occasioned by the number of ships brought in of the same name, where the master, owners, lading and time of seizure are not specially mentioned. [S.P. Dom. William and Mary 6, No. 4.]
Nov. 29.
Whitehall.
Pass for Don Carlos Manuel Scotti to go to Spain. [S.P. Dom. Petition Entry Book 4, p. 11.]
Nov. 29.
Whitehall.
Commission for Augustin Dukarry, gent., to be ensign to Captain William Warner in Brigadier-General Ferdinando Hastings' regiment of foot. [H.O. Military Entry Book 4, p. 76.]
Nov. 30.
Dublin Castle.
Lord Capell to the Duke of Shrewsbury, acknowledging the receipt of a letter on behalf of "Counsellor Fitz-Patrick." [S.P. Ireland 356, No. 79.]
Nov. 30.
Whitehall.
Warrant to the Earl of Suffolk to grant leave of absence to John Gibson, gent., ensign to Captain Keyworth's company in the regiment of foot commanded by Colonel John Gibson, to serve on board the fleet. [H.O. Military Entry Book 3, p. 232.]
Nov. 30.
Whitehall.
Commissions for David Ward, esq., to be lieutenant of the company of which Lieut.-Colonel John Farewell is captain in the first regiment of foot guards commanded by the Earl of Romney [H.O. Military Entry Book 4, p. 73]; and for Henry Goodrick, esq., to be ensign of the company of which Lieut.-Colonel William Ashton is captain in the same regiment [Ibid., p. 74].
Nov.
Whitehall.
Pass for Mr. Brevet to go to Portugal. [S.P. Dom. Warrant Book 38, p. 645.]