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William and Mary: January 1695

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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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January 1695

Jan. 1.
Whitehall and Kensington.
Commissions for George Milford to be captain in Colonel Lillingston's regiment; for Mr. Harper to be ensign to Captain Foulkes in the same regiment; for William Grahame to be lieutenant to Lieutenant-Colonel Thomas Scot in the Scotch Foot Guards and to take his place as captain of foot [H.O. Military Entry Book 3, p. 234]; for Anthony Stoughton to be captain of Captain William Carroll's late company in Colonel Edward Dutton Colt's regiment of foot [Ibid. 4, p. 81]; for Richard Thomas to be lieutenant to Captain William Prince's company in the Marquis of Carmarthen's first marine regiment of foot [Ibid., p. 82]; for Vincent Bonard to be lieutenant of Captain Killigrew's company in the same regiment [Ibid., p. 84]; for John Dixon to be lieutenant of Captain Unton Dering's company in the same regiment [Ibid., p. 89]; for John Gold to be chaplain in Lord Strathnaver's regiment of foot [Ibid., p. 90]; for Peter Croye to be lieutenant in Captain Isaac Gouyguet St. Eloy's company in Sir Bevill Granville's regiment of foot; for Moses Gouyguet St. Eloy to be ensign in the same company; for James Southerland to be lieutenant of Captain Mark Gazalet's company in the same regiment [Ibid., p. 98]; for Dr. Richard Willis to be chaplain-general of the army [Ibid., p. 99]; and for Henry Holt to be colonel of Colonel Godfrey Lloyd's late regiment of foot and to be captain of a company in the same regiment [Ibid., p. 137].
Jan. 1.
Whitehall.
Warrant for David Crawford, to be lieutenant-governor of Chelsea Hospital. [Ibid., p. 84.]
Jan. 1.
Kensington.
Warrant to Sir Thomas Taylor, bart., appointing him captain and commander of Upnor Castle, co. Kent, together with the two batteries or sconces called "James" and "Middleton" batteries near adjacent thereunto, in the room of Captain Robert Mynors, deceased. [Ibid., p. 92.]
Jan. 1.
Whitehall.
Pass for Gerrit Brouwer, Simon Jacobz, Albert Swerver, Simon Turck, Cornelis Wagenner, and Jan Ran, Dutch pilots, to go to Harwich for Holland. [S.P. Dom. Warrant Book 37, p. 305.]
Jan. 2.
Kensington.
Warrant for letters patent granting to William Burgh, esquire, the office of Controller-General and Accountant-General in Ireland, upon a surrender to be made by George Tollet, esquire, to whom the said office was granted on the 7th of January, 1691. [S.P. Dom. Signet Office 13, p. 181.]
Jan. 2.
Whitehall.
Pass for Symon Duncker, Teunis Lubbersken, John Pootje, Symon Schar and John Batsk [?], Dutch seamen, to go to Harwich for Holland. [S.P. Dom. Warrant Book 37, p. 305.]
Jan. 3. Sir Charles Hedges to Mr. Vernon. I have perused Mr. Greg's letter and considered his three queries. As to the first, I conceive that it is reasonable that persons of quality and also such others as are sick, should take their oaths before any magistrates who have power of administering an oath, and who by virtue of their office make use of an authentic seal, provided the same be also certified by a public notary, which method is agreeable to the general usage and laws of nations; but if this course be not practicable in Denmark, I think the best course will be for Mr. Greg to depute some person to see the oath taken by the persons aforesaid, in the presence of such officers as he mentions in his letter, and thereupon let Mr. Greg give his certificate setting forth the manner and form in which the oaths were taken. The taking of the oaths in animam, or by proxy, is not agreeable to the Convention, neither will it answer the end thereof. The same method may be used for the King, principal ministers, and sick persons as is before hinted upon the first queries, for I am of opinion that proxies are not to be allowed. [S.P. Dom. William and Mary 6, No. 19a.]
Jan. 4.
Whitehall.
Pass for Cornelius Teunisse and Ary Maertense, Dutch pilots, to go to Harwich for Holland. [S.P. Dom. Warrant Book 37, p. 305.]
Jan. 5.
Whitehall.
Passes and post-warrant for Romer Janson, his wife and two children, to go to Harwich for Holland; for Captain Prince, with three post horses, etc., to go to Portsmouth and Plymouth; and for Daniel Lacombe, a trooper, to go to Harwich for Holland. [Ibid., p. 306.]
Jan. 5.
Kensington.
Commissions for — Irwine to be lieutenant of Captain William Blasford's troop in Colonel William Wolseley's regiment of horse; and for Lancelot Carleton to be cornet of the same troop. [H.O. Military Entry Book 4, p. 83.]
Jan. 5.
Whitehall.
Proceedings upon the petition of Craven Howard, John Harrington, Hugh Marchant and Huntley Bigg. Shows that his Majesty, in March last, granted them the uses of all such waters as run down the common sewers within the bills of mortality, the city and liberty of London excepted, for the driving mills to be erected for the more convenient serving of the town with Thames and other water, for ninety-nine years at the rent of five marks a year. They have begun, and are carrying on, a water work with great charges, and are informed that his Majesty's grant will not answer their purpose unless they are licensed to receive and convey the water from the river of Thames, and also to break the ground of the public streets for laying, mending, and receiving pipes and trunks for that purpose. Referred for report to Attorney or Solicitor-General. [S.P. Dom. Petition Entry Book 3, p. 97.]
Jan. 5.
Whitehall.
Proceedings upon the petition of John Greene, senior, and John Greene, junior, praying letters patent for their invention of remedies for such chimneys as are ill-built and do not discharge smoke "without nuisance," which is performed by indraughts of air, weather screens made of several shapes and measures, with iron, tin and other materials applicable to the bottoms or tops of chimneys as the case requires, the cleaning of which will in a great measure prevent the danger of fires, and may be very useful for "shipping" and of great benefit to the public. Referred for report to the Attorney or Solicitor-General. [S.P. Dom. Petition Entry Book 3, p. 98.]
Jan. 5.
Whitehall.
Proceedings upon the petition of Dorothea Westby, widow, aged 72 years, showing that she let her jointure to her nephew Thomas Westby (who has the reversion after her death), for 230l. per annum, for the due payment whereof Mr. Parker, whose daughter her said nephew married, was bound; the said rent being in arrear, she sued her nephew and Mr. Parker for the same, and they have, by two bills in the Exchequer and Chancery, much oppressed her, and have caused her, though so old and very infirm, to be indicted in the city of York for not coming to church, and as a Roman Catholic. She therefore prays a nolle prosequi. Referred to the Attorney or SolicitorGeneral. [Ibid., p. 99.]
Jan. 5.
Whitehall.
Proceedings upon the petition of John King, an inhabitant of the city of Peterborough, showing that he had formerly been a considerable trader in the city, but is, in his old age, reduced to great poverty, and praying that his Majesty will be graciously pleased to bestow upon him one of the bedesmen's places, now vacant, belonging to his Majesty's cathedral church of Peterborough. Granted. [Ibid., p. 100.]
Jan. 5.
Whitehall.
Proceedings upon the petition of John Lyham, inhabitant of the city of Canterbury, showing that he has been a farmer and lived in good repute, but being now three score and two years of age and reduced to great poverty, he prays a bedesman's place in Christ Church, Canterbury. Granted. [Ibid.]
Jan. 5.
Whitehall.
Proceedings upon the petition of Edward Willes. Shows that Charles II., by letters patent, granted to Sir Joseph Wagstaffe, for a certain term of years, the sole use and benefit of transporting "lamporns" [lampreys] alive, out of the river Thames and elsewhere within the realm of England, into Holland and Zealand and other places within the jurisdiction of the United Provinces, at the rent of 20 marks per annum. The said grant "has been expired some time since," and has not, for some years past, answered any rent to the Crown; he therefore begs a fresh lease. Referred for report to the Lords of the Treasury. [Ibid., p. 101.]
Jan. 5.
London.
The Duke of Shrewsbury to Sir Joseph Williamson, at Dublin, assuring him that he would be glad of an occasion to serve him. [S.P. Ireland King's Letter Book 2, p. 16.]
Jan. 5.
Whitehall.
The Duke of Shrewsbury to Captain Hickman. I have received your letter with the account of two men seized in "those parts," and I referred, for a fuller information than what you had written, to the Lord Chief Justice, who acquaints me his warrant was granted against these persons for an escape after their being taken up for debt. Supposing therefore that his lordship has given such orders about them as are necessary, I have no further directions to send you. [H.O. Letter Book (Secretary's) 5, p. 110.]
Jan. 6.
Whitehall.
The Duke of Shrewsbury to the Recorder of London. I have received your letter, with the other papers, concerning some prisoners in Newgate, but I could give no directions about them unless I had opportunity to know the King's pleasure, and I cannot tell in what time I may expect that. I am of opinion, therefore, with the Lord Keeper, that this matter should be laid before the Council, and if it were not done on Thursday I hope it may be at their next meeting, which I suppose will be to-day. If I were well enough to attend I should not fail to propose it; but that not being to be depended on, you will please to apply to the Council by some other hand, and to that end I return your papers. [H.O. Letter Book (Secretary's) 5, p. 110.]
Jan. 7.
Kensington.
Warrant for a grant, for three years, to Colonel Gustavus Hamilton of all the lands and estates lately belonging to Roger O'Shaugnessy, deceased, being in the barony of Kiltartan, co. Galway, forfeited by his attainder for high treason. [S.P. Dom. Signet Office 13, p. 182.]
Jan. 7.
Whitehall.
Passes for Mr. Cuthbert Shaples, master of the ship Planter, and Henry Bowles, Peter Carter, and Richard Harrison, his three men, to embark at Harwich for Holland [S.P. Dom. Warrant Book 37, p. 306]; and for Mrs. Hales and Mrs. Cratchrode to embark at Harwich or Gravesend for Holland or Flanders [Ibid., p. 307].
Jan. 8.
Whitehall.
The Duke of Shrewsbury to Colonel Nanney, at Nanney, co. Merioneth. Illness has prevented him from considering the question of the deputy lieutenants and some other matters relating to the militia, raised in the colonel's letter of the 8th of December last. [H.O. Letter Book (Secretary's) 4, p. 2.]
Jan. 8. The Baron de Ronsele to the Duke of Shrewsbury. Having heard, from a much-travelled Irishman on good terms with the enemy, matter that seems of great consequence, I have communicated the same to Lord Capell, and send it also herewith. I spend my time, in the midst of my other affairs, conversing with intelligent Irishmen, who think I belong to their party, in the hope of discovering their secrets for the information of Lord Capell, my only object being to serve the King and government. Meanwhile I beg your good offices with the King, so that I may not die of hunger after having sacrificed in his service all I possess in the world. Appended is a copy of the information referred to. Mr. Plunket told me yesterday that their secret letters from France say that their whole fleet will act next summer in these seas, that they pretend to do very great things, and that all the privateers will make up a separate fleet, which is to be commanded by Le Chevalier Baert, the pirate of Dunkirk. A Scotch minister, one of the disaffected party of Scotland, with whom I am very well acquainted, told me to-day that Lord Tarbut McKini [i.e. Sir George MacKenzie, Viscount Tarbat] was made Secretary of State, that this was certainly the happiest news King James could expect, and that he knew his lordship very well, and that there was no greater Jacobite. I think it will not be amiss to make a particular friendship with him, for he is a man of great sense, and I believe that by degrees I may know more from him. [S.P. Ireland 357, No. 1.]
Jan. 8. Caveat that nothing pass concerning the discharge of the pink Desire (being unjustly seized at the island of Orkney by the governor thereof, and sent afterwards by him to Carrickfergus where she was again seized for the use of the right owners) till notice be given to Mr. John Bateman in St. Nicholas Lane. [S.P. Dom. Entry Book 74, p. 3.]
[Jan. 8.] Application for the above caveat by the said owners, Mr. James Delliffe and Mr. Solomon Morret, Mr. Robert Elphinstone, governor of the Orkneys, having sent her thence to Ireland by the name of the John of Orkney, Edward Scholla, master, and Peter Elphinstone, supercargo. [S.P. Dom. William and Mary 6, No. 19b.]
Jan. 9.
Whitehall.
The Duke of Shrewsbury to the Attorney-General directing him to prepare the draft of a proclamation in pursuance of a memorial of the Commissioners of the Admiralty herewith sent him, and to have the same brought to the Council at their next meeting. Memorial not entered. [H.O. Letter Book (Secretary's) 5, p. 111.]
Jan. 10.
Whitehall.
The same to Dr. Wallis. I have received your letter of the 5th, and am concerned to find you have so troublesome a piece of work. I cannot at present give you any particular informations about those letters, but I take it they were written in Poland, or intercepted coming from thence on their way to France. If I can learn anything further you shall be acquainted with it. I have likewise your letter of the 18th December, and shall be very ready to lay hold on any occasion to serve you or those of your relations you mention. [Ibid.]
Jan. 10.
Whitehall.
Passes for Mr. William Weekly, merchant, to embark at Harwich or Gravesend for Bergen in Norway; for Theys Cornelissen, Hendryck Simonsen, Jan Hendricksen, and Cornelius Jansen, Dutch pilots, to embark at Harwich for Holland [S.P. Dom., Warrant Book 37, p. 307]; for Mrs. Elizabeth Crespigny, two children and a maid, to go to Flanders; for Joris Fagel, Christian Cocks and Christopher Visseker, Dutch messengers, to go to Holland; and for Ann Gibson, a sergeant's wife, to go to Holland or Flanders [Ibid. 40, p. 13].
Jan. 11.
Whitehall.
Passes for John Smith, Christoph Fritein [?], Christian Andreas, John Nicholai and Peter Lantz to embark at Harwich for Holland; for Fabian Bellarote, a German, ditto; for Jacob Pietersen and Jacob Manson, Dutch seamen, ditto; and for Samuel Binaud, a French protestant, to embark at Harwich or Gravesend for Holland. [Ibid. 37, p. 307.]
Jan. 11.
Whitehall.
Warrant for the apprehension of John Clarke, who went out of this kingdom into the dominions of the French king, and from thence returned again without leave, and who has carried on a correspondence with the King's enemies. [Ibid. 40, p. 14.]
Jan. 11.
Kensington.
Warrant to Mr. Samuel Hill, a royal messenger, to apprehend Robert Griffith, commonly called Captain Griffith, for misdemeanour in procuring a pass for persons going out of this kingdom by false names. [Ibid.]
Jan. 11.
Whitehall.
The Duke of Shrewsbury to the Earl of Montagu. I desire you will put the names of the persons hereafter mentioned upon the list of poor women that are to be mourners at the Queen's funeral:— Hester Gregory, Jane Dolben, Mary Hill, Sarah Dorham. [H.O. Letter Book (Secretary's) 5, p. 112.]
Jan. 11. Heads of an intended commission for the better disposal of ecclesiastical preferments belonging to the Crown in England. (1.) This commission to be under the broad seal and to continue during the king's pleasure. (2.) The number of commissioners to be six. (3.) The quorum to be three, of which the Archbishop of Canterbury be always one. (4.) When the preferment happens to be in the province of York, the Archbishop of York to be one of the quorum. (5.) The commissioners to meet at such convenient time and place as the Archbishop of Canterbury shall appoint. (6.) When the King is in England, the name of the person thought fit to be preferred is to be laid before him. (7.) When the King is beyond the seas, all bishoprics, deaneries and archdeaconries are not to be disposed of till his pleasure be known. (8.) Neither is any disposal to be made of prebends in the churches of Canterbury, Windsor or Westminster. (9.) Nor any hospitals where the salary of the master is above 100l. a year, real value. (10.) Nor any living above 120l. per annum real value. (11.) Taxes and other charges are not to be deducted in the computation of the real value of the said hospitals or livings. (12.) If the suffrages of the commissioners shall happen at any time to be equal, the Archbishop is to have the casting voice. (13.) When a quorum cannot be readily had, by reason of the distance which the commissioners may be at in their respective dioceses, the bonds and seals of as many as may make one are to be of equal validity with any act which they might have done at a meeting. [S.P. Dom. William and Mary 6, No. 20.]
[Jan. 11.] Queries about the above heads relating to an intended commission for the better disposal of ecclesiastical preferments belonging to the Crown. When the preferment is in the province of York, whether the Archbishop of Canterbury is to be of the quorum as well as the Archbishop of York? Whether, when relating to the province of York, the Archbishop is to appoint the time and place? Whether by "laid before the King" in the sixth head is meant the King shall sign the gift, or only approve before they dispose? Whether the Archbishop of Canterbury or York is to have the casting vote in the province of York? Whether by "his Majesty's pleasure be known," in the seventh head, it be meant that pleasure must be signified, as usual, by a warrant, or only by a letter from Mr. Blathwayt when abroad, declaring his Majesty's approbation? [Ibid., No. 21.]
Jan. 12.
Whitehall.
The Duke of Shrewsbury to Sir Charles Hedges, desiring him to give an account of the case of a ship called the Queen of Sheba, captured returning from Hamburg. [H.O. Letter Book (Secretary's) 5, p. 112.]
Jan. 12. Sir Charles Hedges to —, concerning a ship called the Queen of Sheba, which was freighted at Hamburg or Altona with pipe staves for the account of the Victuallers of the Navy, and being bound for London, was taken by a privateer of Dunkirk, retaken by an Ostender and brought into the Thames. The Victuallers took a warrant out of the Court of Admiralty and summoned all persons on board the ship to appear in the said court, and to show cause why the pipe staves should not be delivered to the Victuallers.
The pipe staves were delivered to the Victuallers, but nothing was done relating to the ship or lading. The writer's opinion is that the captain of "the Spanish ship" should appeal to the Court of the Admiralty for salvage, making proof of the recapture and the time the ship was in the enemy's possession; and that if the Court of Admiralty does not allow him what he thinks his due, he must try the Court of Appeals. [S.P. Dom. William and Mary 6, No. 22.]
Jan. 12. Mr. Wallis to Lord Chief Justice Pyne. In obedience to your commands I have considered the matter of the fort to be built at Bearhaven, which is much more convenient than Bantry, for it is a very good harbour, deep water within a cable's length of the shore, and safe riding for above forty big ships under command of the fort. A ship may go in or out of the harbour on any wind and any time of the tide, all which are wanting at Bantry. It is hard to make an estimate of the charge unless I know how many guns must be mounted there. All the force is required towards the sea, for there is no danger of besieging it by land, there being no possibility of bringing cannon to it but by a small creek that goes up close under the fort, which may be safely guarded. I believe about twelve or fourteen hundred pounds will build a fort with two tiers of guns, of about forty pieces of cannon to command the harbour. Two small bastions will be enough towards the land which will take in a spring of fresh water. If the Lords Justices command me, I will go with the engineers to give my assistance in making a more exact computation of the charge. If the work be set forward early in spring it may be finished by Michaelmas. The first thing must be to get a ship load of lime stone from Cork. [S.P. Ireland 357, No. 2.]
Jan. 12.
Whitehall.
Pass for Anthony de la Place and John, his brother, poor French protestants, to go to Harwich for Holland. [S.P. Dom. Warrant Book 37, p. 308.]
Jan. 14.
Whitehall.
Passes for George Stepney, esq., and John and Thomas Falconbridge, John Shurley and Morgan Price, his four servants, to embark at Harwich or Gravesend for Holland or Flanders [Ibid.]; for Cornelis Loun and other Dutch seamen to go to Holland; and for Jan Hibberston and other Dutch seamen who were cast away, ditto [Ibid. 40, p. 13].
Jan. 14.
Whitehall.
Warrant approving of the appointment of Charles Bargrave and Nordash Rand, esquires, as deputy-lieutenants of the county of Kent. [H.O. Military Entry Book 4, p. 85.]
Jan. 14.
Whitehall and Kensington.
Commissions for Theophilus Rabinieres to be lieutenant-colonel in Colonel Edward Dutton Colt's regiment. [Ibid. 3, p. 235]; and for George Blakeney to be captain of Captain Moulen Chaffe's late company in Colonel William Norcott's regiment of foot: [Ibid. 4, p. 90.]
Jan. 14.
Kensington.
Proclamation for enlarging the time of bounty-money to volunteers for the sea service until 10 February next. Printed. [S.P. Dom. Proclamations 6, No. 110.]
Jan. 15.
Whitehall.
Passes for Mary Cousin, a poor French protestant, to go to Harwich or Gravesend for Holland [S.P. Dom. Warrant Book 37, p. 308]; and for Mr. Peter Karney to go to Holland or Flanders [Ibid. 40, p. 14].
Jan. 16.
Whitehall.
Passes for Mr. John Leevann to go to Holland; for Gerrit van Wonder and Joh Gorter, Dutch seamen, to go to Holland; and for Mr. Domingo Gonzales to go to Spain. [Ibid., p. 15.]
Jan. 17.
Whitehall.
Pass for Elizabeth Chitham and Mary Smith to go to Holland. [Ibid.]
Jan. 17.
Kensington.
Warrant to the Clerk of the Signet to prepare a bill granting to Maurice Vaughan, M.A., the prebend in the free chapel of Windsor, vacant by the death of Dr. Edward Fulham. [H.O. Church Book 1, p. 149.]
Jan. 18.
Kensington.
Warrant to the same to prepare a writ of congé d'élire to the Dean and Chapter of Lincoln on the translation of Dr. Thomas Tennison to the archbishopric of Canterbury. [Ibid., p. 150.]
Jan. 18.
Kensington.
The like for a bill restoring the temporalities of the see of Canterbury to Archbishop Tennison, to commence from the death of Dr. John Tillotson, late archbishop. [Ibid., p. 151.]
Jan. 18.
Kensington.
Licence to Sir William Massingberd, high sheriff of Bedford, to live out of the county of Bedford, during his shrievalty. [H.O. King's Letter Book 1, p. 57.]
Jan. 18.
Whitehall.
The like licence for William Fowler, high sheriff of Radnor. [Ibid. 2, p. 59.]
Jan. 18.
Whitehall.
The like licence for Richard Madryn, esquire, high sheriff of Carnarvon. [Ibid.]
Jan. 18.
Whitehall.
The like for John Thomas, esquire, sheriff of Anglesey. [Ibid.]
Jan. 18.
Kensington.
Warrant to Major-General Ramsey for collecting forty volunteers in Ireland to serve as recruits for his regiment of Scotch Guards now in Flanders. [S.P. Ireland, King's Letter Book 2, p. 17.]
Jan. 19.
Whitehall.
Pass for Mary Savage to go to Harwich for Flanders. [S.P. Dom. Warrant Book 37, p. 309.]
Jan. 20.
Whitehall.
Pass for Hendrick de Roo and Isaac Boulanger to go to Holland. [Ibid. 40, p. 15.]
Jan. 20.
Whitehall.
Commissions for Erkin Ayloffe to be lieutenant to Captain Bokenham in Lord Berkeley's marine regiment of foot; and for George Howard to be lieutenant to Captain Richard Courtenay in the same regiment. [H.O. Military Entry Book 3, p. 235.]
Jan. 21.
Kensington.
Warrant for appointing Sir Richard Cox, knt., Edward Corker, Charles Dereing, Edward May and Joseph Stepney, commissioners for inspecting forfeitures belonging to the King in Ireland, and for appointing James Bonnell secretary to the said commissioners. The said Joseph Stepney to be appointed in the place of Francis Cuffe, lately deceased. [S.P. Dom. Signet Office 13, p. 184.]
Jan. 21.
Kensington.
Commissions for Challoner Cooper to be lieutenant of Captain Symmonds's company in the first marine regiment of foot commanded by the Marquis of Carmarthen; and for Arthur Bull to be lieutenant of Captain Ashe's company in the same regiment. [H.O. Military Entry Book 4, p. 86.]
Jan. 21.
Treasury Chambers.
Henry Guy to Mr. Vernon, requesting that no pardon may pass to Mr. Garland for carrying goods into France until the Treasury be first made acquainted therewith. [S.P. Dom. William and Mary 6, No. 22a.]
Jan. 21. The Attorney-General's report on the petition of the Honourable Peregrine Bertie, the Honourable Philip Bertie, the Honourable Robert Sheffield and John Hauksbee, citizen and draper of London, desiring letters patent for their invention of a new engine for fulling, which may be wrought by hand labour, will employ a great number of the poor and may be situated in any place and wrought at any season. The report shows that if the King be pleased to grant letters patent to the petitioners the same will be effectual in law. [Ibid., No. 23.] Appended is the said petition dated at Whitehall, 7 December, 1694. [Ibid., No. 23 i.]
Jan. 21.
Whitehall.
Pass for John Winne, a Dutch seaman, to go to Harwich or Gravesend for Holland. [S.P. Dom. Warrant Book 37, p. 309.]
Jan. 22.
Whitehall.
Passes and post warrant for Mons. Gee and his two servants to go to Harwich for Holland [Ibid., p. 308]; for Mr. John George Sigismond de Sigers Kirchin, a German gentleman, and his servant, to go to Harwich or Gravesend for Holland; for James Barraut, a poor French protestant, to go to Harwich for Holland [Ibid., p. 309]; and for Allen Holland, saddler to the second troop of Guards, to embark at Harwich for Holland [Ibid., p. 310].
Jan. 22.
Whitehall.
The Duke of Shrewsbury to Dr. Wallis. I have received your letter of the 19th inst., with the two letters in cypher. The person who at first put them into my hands, by the King's order, has since acquainted me that he had other intercepted letters from the said place, and perhaps by the same hand, which, being in writing and cypher together and partly deciphered, may, I hope, give some light as well on a new paper I send you as on the former, which, for that reason, I return. [H.O. Letter Book (Secretary's) 5, p. 113.]
Jan. 22. Caveat that nothing pass concerning the place of knight harbinger till notice be given to the Lord Chamberlain, it being in his lordship's disposal. [S.P. Dom. Entry Book 74, p. 3.]
Jan. 22. Richard Coling to —, desiring the above caveat on behalf of the Lord Chamberlain. [S.P. Dom. William and Mary 6, No. 23a.]
Jan. 23.
Whitehall.
Proceedings upon the petition of James Fell, keeper of the gaol of Newgate. Shows that William Richardson, late keeper of the said gaol, surrendered that place about Michaelmas, 1693, and thereupon the petitioner was admitted and sworn as keeper, and did accordingly, to his utmost endeavours, discharge the said office with all faithfulness; yet among the great number of prisoners some very few have made their escapes. And whereas, before his admittance to the said place, he bought of the said Richardson several goods used and fit for the said prison, and otherwise did disburse a considerable sum of money, upon which occasion some persons, who seek the ruin of the petitioner, threaten to prosecute him, as well upon account of such involuntary escapes, as in respect of the agreement and considerations on which the said Richardson surrendered the same place; upon either of which accounts in strictness of law, if the petitioner should be convicted, he would thereby forfeit his place, which would be the ruin of himself and his family. He therefore begs a pardon for all offences. Referred for report to Attorney or Solicitor-General. [S.P. Dom. Petition Entry Book 3, p. 102.]
Jan. 23.
Whitehall.
Commissions for Nicholas Collope to be lieutenant to Captain John Montgomery in Colonel Echlin's regiment of dragoons [H.O. Military Entry Book 3, p. 235]; and for Robert Montgomery to be cornet to Major Long in the same regiment [Ibid.]
Jan. 24.
Whitehall.
Passes for Mr. Lambert Wessens to go to Harwich and Holland [S.P. Dom. Warrant Book 37, p. 310]; for Jan Bosman to go to Holland; for John and William Geritse to go to Holland [Ibid. 40, p. 15]; and for Don Gabriel de la Cunza, Ignace Pablos and John Pablos to go to Spain [Ibid., p. 16].
Jan. 24.
Kensington.
Warrant for the naturalization of Isaack Dinheire, Jacob Lobatto, Abraham Suciro and Abraham Bueno de Mesquila, aliens born. [Ibid.]
Jan. 24.
Whitehall.
Warrant to William Sutton and William Knight, for the apprehension of Humphrey Corder and Thomas Heydon on charges of treasonable practices. [Ibid. 39, p. 158.]
Jan. 24.
Whitehall.
The Duke of Shrewsbury to the Commissioners for the Exchange of Prisoners, directing them to take under their care two Frenchmen, lately taken by an officer of the Customs, as they landed in Sussex from a French sloop; they are now secured at Arundel. [H.O. Letter Book (Secretary's) 5, p. 114.]
Jan. 24.
Whitehall.
The same to the Lords of the Admiralty. I have received the information you sent me concerning persons secured on board his Majesty's ship the Sea Horse. Reasons appear for the arrest of Humphrey Corder and Thomas Heydon, and I have directed a messenger to fetch them hither; but as it is not mentioned what is charged against Thomas Conquest, Henry Smith and John Allum, who are likewise detained in the same ship, I desire to know of what they are accused, that directions may be given about them also. [Ibid.]
Jan. 24.
Whitehall.
The Duke of Shrewsbury to the Mayor of Rye, desiring him to send copies of the examinations, taken before him, of several persons lately taken up and secured on the Sea Horse. [H.O. Letter Book (Secretary's) 5, p. 115.]
Jan. 24.
Whitehall.
The same to the Lords of the Admiralty. There are two seamen at Dover, viz. Cornelius Smith and John Philpott, who are witnesses for the King and accordingly obliged to appear at the next assizes to be held in Kent, that the trials with which they are concerned may not again be disappointed as they were last summer by the contrivance of some who got these men sent away to the Straits. I desire therefore that you will grant a protection to the said Smith and Philpott, that they may not be pressed for sea service till the next assizes in Kent be over. [Ibid.]
Jan. 25.
Whitehall.
Pass for John Shurly, a cook, to go to Harwich and Holland. [S.P. Dom. Warrant Book 37, p. 310.]
Jan. 25.
Whitehall.
Commission to Thomas Lloyd to be captain of invalids. [H.O. Military Entry Book 3, p. 235.]
Jan. 28.
Kensington.
Warrant for the nomination of Robert Plott, doctor in law, to be Mowbray herald-of-arms extraordinary. [S.P. Dom. Warrant Book 39, p. 159.]
Jan. 28.
Whitehall.
Warrant to the keeper of Newgate for taking into his custody Robert Elliot, on a charge of dispersing and publishing seditious and scandalous books and libels against the King and government. [Ibid.]
Jan. 28.
Whitehall.
The Duke of Shrewsbury to the Attorney-General. The Lords Justices of Ireland having lately disposed of the place of lieutenant of the Ordnance in that kingdom, and a question being raised whether it be in their gift, his Majesty would have you consider thereof, and report your opinion; to that end I send you copies of the Lords Justices's commission and instructions, as also of the former grant of the said employment as it is entered in the Signet Office. [H.O. Letter Book (Secretary's) 5, p. 116.]
Jan. 29.
Whitehall.
The same to Lord Capell, on behalf of Colonel Fitzpatrick, a grant of great concern to him having been stopped in Ireland. [S.P. Ireland King's Letter Book 2, p. 17.]
Jan. 30.
Whitehall.
Pass for John Thomas, a French protestant, to go to Holland. [S.P. Dom. Warrant Book 40, p. 17.]
Jan. 31.
Whitehall.
Pass for Mrs. Jane Wingrave to embark at Harwich for Holland. [Ibid. 37, p. 310.]
Jan. 31.
Whitehall.
Proceedings upon the petition of William Wilson, setting forth that, having received a wound in the King's service, he is unable to get his livelihood, and praying his Majesty to grant him "the next almshouse" that shall become void in Westminster Almshouses. Granted. [S.P. Dom. Petition Entry Book 4, p. 12.]
Jan. 31.
Kensington.
Commissions for Francis Blynmans to be captain in Colonel William Northcote's regiment [H.O. Military Entry Book 3, p. 236]; for Thomas Downton to be surgeon to Colonel Richard Coote's regiment of foot [Ibid. 4, p. 86]; for William Holmes, esquire, to be exempt and eldest captain of the third troop of horse guards, whereof Earl Rivers is captain and colonel [Ibid., p. 87]; for Thomas Bew, esq., to be brigadier and eldest lieutenant in the same regiment [Ibid., p. 88]; for John Manley, gent., to be adjutant to the Duke of Bolton's regiment of foot; and for John Walker, gent., to be lieutenant in Captain Vernon Parker's company in Colonel Gustavus Hamilton's regiment of foot [Ibid., p. 94].
Jan. 31.
Whitehall.
Caveat that nothing pass concerning the pardon of Mr. John Garland and Mr. William Garland of Sussex, till notice be given to Mr. Hutchinson on Fish Street Hill. [S.P. Dom. Entry Book 74, p. 3.]
Jan. 31. John Stafford to —, desiring the above caveat on behalf of the Commissioners of Customs, the Garlands being notorious smugglers and conveyers of French "allamodes" and other goods from France. [S.P. Dom. William and Mary 6, No. 23 b.]
Jan.
Whitehall.
Pass for Jean Boufett and Adrian Hendrick to go to Holland. [S.P. Dom. Warrant Book 40, p. 17.]
Jan.
Westminster.
Warrant for electing the Reverend James Gardiner, D.D., and sub-dean of Lincoln, as bishop of the said cathedral, in the place of Dr. Thomas Tennison, now Archbishop of Canterbury. [S.P. Dom. Signet Office 13, p. 185.]