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William and Mary: February 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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February 1695

Feb. 1.
Kensington.
Warrant for discharging Elizabeth McCartney and James McCartney, executors of George McCartney, esq., from a debt of 622l. 8s. 25/8d. remaining due from George McCartney at the foot of his account as late collector of Belfast. The Commissioners of the Revenue in Ireland report that the said Elizabeth and James McCartney have produced a list of bonds for imported excise amounting to 353l. 8s. 2d. for which they demand credit, the bonds being alleged to be still unpaid. But in regard the said bonds were not produced (being alleged to be lost in the late troubles with other papers of the accountants), the Court of Exchequer has refused to give allowance for the same, unless the respective bondsmen can be prevailed upon to acknowledge their debts and give new security. In the beginning of the late troubles James Hamilton of Tullamore, esquire, took up from this accountant 100l., with other sums from other collectors for the public service, for which he gave his personal bond, which sums are directed to be allowed in the respective collectors' accounts. The Commissioners also find by eight affidavits, produced to them by the petitioners, that Peter Knowles, George McCartney's successor in the collectorship of Belfast, after he was forced out of the kingdom by the outrages of the Irish, possessed himself, as he professed, for the use of the late King James, and by order of the then pretended Commissioners of the Revenue, of several sums of money, goods, houses etc. of the said McCartney (under pretence he had run away in the late King's debt. [S.P. Ireland King's Letter Book 2, p. 186.]
Feb. 1.
Dublin Castle.
Lord Capell to the Duke of Shrewsbury. Dr. Rider, bishop of Killaloe, being lately dead, I recommend my own chaplain, Dr. Thomas Lindesay, dean of St. Patrick's, to succeed him. The dean is a doctor of divinity in the university of Oxford, and an excellent preacher. This bishopric is not worth above 650l. per annum, and his deanery is almost as good; if his Majesty grants him the bishopric, I intend to give the deanery of St. Patrick's to Dr. Smith, the King's chaplain. I have offered some of the friends of Dr. Ashe, the Bishop of Cloyne, to recommend him to Killaloe, but they have declined it, thinking it not much better than his own. [S.P. Ireland 357, No. 3.]
Feb. 1.
Whitehall.
Passes and post-warrant for Daniel Boquet, a poor old French protestant, to go to Harwich or Gravesend for Holland; for Robert Leech, with one post horse, to go to Richmond in Yorkshire and return [S.P. Dom. Warrant Book 37, p. 311]; and for Mr. Ezechiel Dubois to go to Holland [Ibid. 40, p. 17].
Feb. 1.
Whitehall.
Commissions for Alexander Crage to be second lieutenant to Captain James Waller in Lord Berkeley's regiment [H.O. Military Entry Book 3, p. 238]; and for Richard Doyley to be second lieutenant to Captain Thomas Ley in the same regiment [Ibid., p. 245].
Feb. 2.
Whitehall.
Passes for Mr. John Gaile, chaplain to the Earl of Essex, whom he sent over for his affairs, to go to Harwich for Holland [S.P. Dom. Warrant Book 37, p. 311]; and for Albert Lobb to go to Holland [Ibid. 40, p. 17].
Feb. 4.
Whitehall.
Pass for Michill Emery to go to Holland. [Ibid.]
Feb. 4.
Kensington.
Warrant for granting the ship St. Peter, of Copenhagen, laden with French paper, which was seized by Colonel Henry Trelawney within the jurisdiction of his vice-admiralty in Cornwall, to the said Colonel Henry Trelawney. [Ibid., p. 48.]
Feb. 4.
Kensington.
Warrant to Brigadier James Wynne to raise one hundred and fifty volunteers in Ireland as recruits for his regiment of dragoons in Flanders. [S.P. Ireland King's Letter Book 2, p. 18.]
Feb. 5.
Whitehall.
Pass for Mr. Daniel Staingengs and a man servant to go to Holland. [S.P. Dom. Warrant Book 40, p. 17.]
Feb. 6.
Whitehall.
Passes for Hendrick Lonche, and Jacob and John Desfelt to go to Holland; for John Gelissen, John Cornelissen and Frans Schelter, ditto [Ibid.]; and for Benjamin Soares and Abraham Mendez Guigon, two poor Jews, to go to Harwich or Gravesend for Holland [Ibid. 37, p. 311].
Feb. 6.
Whitehall.
Sir John Trenchard to the Attorney-General, directing the transference of the indictment of George Talbot, esq., of the city of Dublin, from the Irish to the English courts. [H.O. Letter Book (Secretary's) 3, p. 186.]
Feb. 7.
Whitehall.
Passes for Peter Turk and William Desmon to go to Holland [S.P. Dom. Warrant Book 40, p. 17]; for Francis Seloy, Mr. Peter Perry and his wife, Susanna Barlier and a child, and for Arthur Rougères, a French protestant, ditto [Ibid., p. 18].
Feb. 7.
Whitehall.
Proceedings upon the petition of Ignatius Berford, setting forth that immediately after his Majesty's success at the Boyne in Ireland, his father and himself submitted to his Majesty's declaration, and have ever since behaved themselves dutifully and loyally; and yet, after his father's death, he has been outlawed for high treason and his estate seized. Prays a reversal of the outlawry. Referred for report to the Lords Justices of Ireland. [S.P. Dom. Petition Entry Book 4, p. 13.]
Feb. 7.
Kensington.
Warrant to the Earl of Romney, Master-General of the Ordnance, to provide arms for the regiment commanded by Brigadier Stewart, in place of those lost in the late expedition at Brest. [H.O. Military Entry Book 4, p. 93.]
Feb. 7.
Kensington.
Commissions for Patrick Hume to be lieutenant-colonel of Lord Lorne's regiment of foot, and to be captain of a company in the same regiment [Ibid., p. 96]; for William Preston to be captain of Major Robert Pollock's late troop in Colonel Richard Cunningham's regiment of dragoons; for Thomas Crespignie to be captain-lieutenant of the troop in the same regiment whereof the colonel is captain [Ibid., p. 100]; for Matthew Stewart to be lieutenant of that troop whereof Major Patrick Hume is captain in the same regiment [Ibid., p. 107]; and for Archibald Primerose to be cornet in Captain George Douglas's troop in the same regiment [Ibid., p. 108].
Feb. 8.
Kensington.
Warrant for Peregrine Bertie, Philip Bertie, Robert Sheffield, esquires, and John Hauksbee, of London, draper, to have the sole use and benefit, for fourteen years, of John Hauksbee's invention of a new engine for fulling stuffs and other woollen commodities. [S.P. Dom. Warrant Book 39, p. 160.]
Feb. 8.
Kensington.
Warrant for a pardon for Griffith Owen, sentenced to death for felony at the Grand Sessions held for Brecknockshire, in August last. [Ibid., p. 161.]
Feb. 8.
Whitehall.
Pass for George Pietersen, Burtell Wilhemsen, Arij Pietersen, Laurens Jacobs, Anna Maria Balene, and John Solomon, a French protestant, to go to Holland. [Ibid. 40, p. 18.]
Feb. 9.
Whitehall.
Pass for Mr. Andrew and John Hackett to go to Holland. [Ibid.]
Feb. 9.
Whitehall.
Warrant for the payment of extraordinary expenses incurred by John Methuen at the court of Lisbon, 20 Dec., 1693, to 20 Dec., 1694, including the cost of keeping a person three months at Lagos on the coast of Algarve, to have intelligence of any motion of the French ships either into or out of the Mediterranean. [Ibid., p. 20.]
Feb. 9.
Kensington.
Commissions for Maurice Betsworth to be lieutenant of Captain Ralph Gore's company in the Duke of Bolton's regiment of foot, and for Christopher Robinson to be ensign of Captain Thomas Kitson's company in the same regiment [H.O. Military Entry Book 4, p. 91]; for Charles Alexander to be lieutenant of a troop in the Queen's regiment of horse commanded by Brigadier-General Henry Lumley; for Benjamin Bishop to be cornet of the same troop; and for William Tracy to be ensign of Lieutenant-Colonel St. George's company in the Earl of Donegal's regiment of foot [Ibid., p. 94].
Feb. 9.
Whitehall.
Proceedings upon the petition of Mathias Cupper, praying leave to bring a writ of error against a judgment obtained against him in the King's Bench, which leave is granted. [S.P. Dom. Petition Entry Book 4, p. 13.]
Feb. 9.
Whitehall.
Sir John Trenchard to the Lords of the Treasury, enclosing a bill of 284l. laid out by Mr. Methuen, by his Majesty's special direction, and directing that it be paid. [H.O. Letter Book (Secretary's) 3, p. 186.]
Feb. 9. A list of the aldermen of Dublin. The aldermen who served in the late King's government were:—Lord Dungan, Sir Thomas Hacket, Sir Michel Creagh, Sir Terrence Dermot, Aldermen Rider, Coyne, Clarridge, Sharpe, Lincoln, senior, Lincoln, junior, Luke Hoare, Dermot, Reyley, Gardner, Kenedy, Warren, Mullone, Clark, Dalton, McNaghten, and Kerran. The present aldermen are:—Sir Francis Brewester, John Desmunier, John Smith, Luke Lowther, and John Otterington, Sir Humphrey Jervis, Sir Michael Mitchell, Sir John Rogerson, George Blackhall, present Lord Mayor, Philip Castleton, John Bradock, Bartholomew Vanhomrigh, William Watts, Thomas Bell, Samuel Walton, Francis Stoite, Thomas Quine, Edward Kloyde, John Coyne, John Page, Mark Ransford, Wm. Billington, John Fletcher, and Anthony Piercy. [S.P. Ireland 357, No. 4.]
Feb. 10.
Whitehall.
Commission to Thomas Whitney to be captain of the late Captain John Price's company in Sir James Leslie's regiment of foot. [H.O. Military Entry Book 3, p. 236.]
Feb. 10.
Whitehall.
Warrant to the keeper of the Gate House prison in Westminster to receive into custody Martin Bertilier, for coming into this kingdom without leave as a spy, he being "a Papist Frenchman," subject to the French King. [S.P. Dom. Warrant Book 40, p. 19.]
Feb. 11.
Whitehall.
Pass for Jacob Van Grick and Isabell Daleman to go to Holland. [Ibid.]
Feb. 11.
Kensington.
Commissions for Morgan Gibbons to be lieutenant of Captain John Barkman's company of grenadiers in Major-General Sir Henry Bellasis's regiment of foot; for William Morgan to be lieutenant of Colonel Edward Pearce's company in the same regiment [H.O. Military Entry Book 4, p. 90]; for Thomas Spencer to be lieutenant of Captain John Boise's company in the same regiment; for Gabriel Reed to be ensign of Major Robert Tempest's company in the same regiment; and for Themas White to be ensign of Captain Henry Pearce's company in the same regiment. [Ibid., p. 91].
Feb. 11.
Kensington.
Warrant for a free pardon to Nathaniel Whitebread, convicted of high treason in clipping and diminishing the coin of this kingdom. [S.P. Dom. Warrant Book 39, p. 166.]
Feb. 11.
Whitehall.
Proceedings upon the petition of Paul Jodrell, esq., for a grant of fairs. Shows that by inquisition taken at Derby, in pursuance of a writ of ad quod damnum, it was found that it would not be any damage to his Majesty or of others, if the King granted to him, within the town of Duffield in the said county, four fairs, to be held upon the 2nd of March, the 11th of May, the 16th of September, and the 28th of November in every year, for ever, to continue during those days; when any of those days fell on a Sunday, then the fair was to be held on the next day. Referred for report to the Attorney or SolicitorGeneral. [S.P. Dom. Petition Entry Book 3, p. 103.]
Feb. 11.
Whitehall.
Proceedings upon the petition of Owen Carull, setting forth his good carriage to his protestant neighbours during the wars in Ireland and before, and that during his imprisonment by General Sarsfield for favouring the protestants, he was outlawed for high treason, though he was promised pardon by the Lords Justices. He prays a reversal of the outlawry. Referred for report to the Lords Justices of Ireland. [Ibid. 4, p. 14.]
Feb. 11.
Whitehall.
Proceedings upon the petition of Thomas Nugent, merchant, setting forth his peaceable behaviour whilst a resident in Ireland during the late wars, and praying leave to reverse an outlawry obtained against him in that country for high treason, though he never was in any employment against his Majesty, and came there only as a merchant. Referred for report to the Lords Justices of Ireland. [Ibid.]
Feb. 11.
Whitehall.
Proceedings upon the petition of Barnaby Fitz Patrick, Baron of Upper Ossory, praying leave to reverse an outlawry for high treason issued against him in Ireland. Referred for report to the Lords Justices of Ireland. [Ibid., p. 15.]
Feb. 11.
Whitehall.
Sir John Trenchard to the Lords of the Admiralty. Consul Blackwell having, by the King's directions, refitted the vessel which was formerly employed between Leghorn and Algiers, but which wants a commission for the commander of the same, His Majesty commands you to send a commission to the said consul with a blank for him to insert the name of such person as he shall judge proper to command the vessel. [H.O. Admiralty 3, p. 100.]
Feb. 11.
Whitehall.
Warrant for the repayment of the war loan amounting to 622,096l. 13s., preceded by a list of the contributors. [S.P. Dom. William and Mary 6, No. 24.]
Feb. 12.
Madeira.
Colonel Luke Lillingston to —. Meeting with a small merchant-ship bound for England, I acquaint you with our arrival here. My regiment continues pretty well in health, save a few of the detachment I had from Colonel Norcot's [Northcott's] regiment, who have the smallpox, of which some are already dead. As it was my opinion in London, so it is still, that the fewer men we had out of that regiment the more it would conduce to the health of our fleet, there being many sickly men drawn from there, and some of the best of mine kept behind. Before I got to Plymouth the drafts were made and shipped, so that during my stay there I could get but a slender account of the matter. I am since informed that between one hundred and one hundred and forty of the choice men of my regiment were disposed of or disbanded by Lord Cutts's orders in Plymouth, and about eighty of the best old men were shipped on board a Dutch man-of-war (Captain Van Hagan, commander) for Flanders, to recruit Lord Cutts's own battalion of guards there; whereas, had they been entire, a less number out of other regiments would have served, and then the greater part of the ordinary men I had out of them, and who are generally those now sick, would have been left behind. [H.O. Admiralty 9, No. 1.]
Feb. 12. The Baron de Ronsele to Mr. Vernon. Mr. Broderick, one of the Privy Council, asked me if I had no answer concerning the petition you desired from me to give to the Duke of Shrewsbury, in order to give it to his Majesty. I told him that I heard nothing of it, and that it was a great disappointment to me. He told me that Lord Capell pitied my condition very much, that he had given the Duke a full account of my certificates, and that he was very sensible of my services, my sufferings and the destruction of my family for the English cause, and that he was ready to give a favourable "apostille" as soon as this petition should be referred to him. You know, perhaps, that the Duke has employed me about particular services for the government, in which I am busy from morning till night, and I could never undertake such a thing if I had not an inclination for his Majesty and the English interest. Consider that I am a stranger in these kingdoms and can do little for myself since I am turned protestant, so I desire you to help me in this petition. [S.P. Ireland 357, No. 5.]
Feb. 12.
Kensington.
Commission for James Pollexfen to be ensign to Captain William Burgh's company in Colonel Henry Rowe's regiment of foot. [H.O. Military Entry Book 4, p. 95.]
Feb. 12.
Whitehall.
Proceedings upon the petition of Daniel Quare, praying letters patent for a portable weather glass, or barometer, which may be removed to any place without spilling the quicksilver. Referred for report to the Attorney or Solicitor-General. [S.P. Dom. Petition Entry Book 4, p. 16.]
Feb. 13.
Whitehall.
Post-warrant for William James to go to Eyford, near Stow, in Gloucestershire, with one able horse and a guide. [S.P. Dom. Warrant Book 37, p. 311.]
Feb. 14.
Whitehall.
Passes for Mr. George Schreyer, Henry Evans and Christopher Fish, his servants, to go to Harwich and Holland [Ibid., p. 312]; and for James Facin, a soldier, to go to his regiment in Flanders [Ibid. 40, p. 21].
Feb. 14.
Whitehall.
Proceedings upon the petition of Robert and Thomas Savage, setting forth that they unfortunately wounded one Thomas Hemming, whereupon he died, for which they have been tried for manslaughter; they pray his Majesty's pardon. Referred for report to Mr. Justice Giles Eyre. [S.P. Dom. Petition Entry Book 4, p. 16.]
Feb. 14.
Dublin Castle.
The Lords Justices of Ireland to Sir John Trenchard. The Mayor, Commons and Citizens of Londonderry, having made an address to his Majesty, desire it to be delivered by Mr. Van Homrigh, one of their representatives in the last Parliament. He is now going over with the Earl of Athlone, according to his Majesty's commands, signified in yours of 22nd January. [S.P. Ireland 357, No. 6.]
Feb. 15.
Dublin Castle.
Lord Capell to the Duke of Shrewsbury, desiring that his Majesty would order the government of Ireland to pay the arrears of the pension due to the fifty-two Presbyterian ministers in the province of Ulster. [S.P. Ireland 357, No. 7.]
Enclosing the petition of Alexander Hutcheson, Archibald Hamilton, Robert Craghead, Robert Henry and William Adaire (undated), showing that there remained unpaid, on the 25th of December last, four full quarterly payments of the annuity granted to them by letters patent of the late queen, amounting to 1,200l., and desiring the payment of the arrears, and the continuance of their pensions, without which few of them could well subsist among their people. [Ibid., No. 7 i.]
Feb. 15.
Kensington.
Ecclesiastical Injunctions issued by the King to the Archbishops of Canterbury and York: Enquiry is to be made into the life and conversation of persons presenting themselves for ordination; such persons are to bring certificates of their age, "if it can be out of the parish register, or at least a certificate very well attested." Every bishop shall transmit to his archbishop a list of all such persons as have been ordained by him, according to the constitutions of 1584, in order to be put into a public register to be prepared for that use. Bishops are to reside in their dioceses, and to oblige their clergy to such residence as is prescribed by the forty-first canon. No curates shall presume to serve except with license of the ordinary. Every endeavour is to be used to suppress abuses arising from pluralities, and to oblige the clergy to have public prayers in the church not only on holy days and "litanic days," but as often as may be, and to celebrate the sacrament frequently. Bishops are to be careful to confirm, not only in their triennial visitations, but at other convenient seasons. No commutation of penance shall be made, except by order of the Bishop declared in open court; the commutation money to be applied to pious uses, according to the Articuli pro Clero of 1584, and the Constitutions of 1597. No license for marriage is to be granted except upon oath and under due security. [H.O. Church Book 1, p. 152.]
Feb. 15.
Whitehall.
Passes for Leopold Spangel, a German, to go to Harwich and Holland [S.P. Dom. Warrant Book 37, p. 312]; and for Laurens van Hachten, Pieter Surense Touster, and Michell Delcher to go to Holland. [Ibid. 40, p. 21].
Feb. 15.
Kensington.
Warrant for delivering three French ships—one from Brest taken by his Majesty's packet-boat the Spanish Alliance, Captain Hatkins (sic), commander; another taken by his Majesty's packet-boat the Spanish Expedition, Francis Clives, commander; and the other seized in Guernsey—to John Glover, gent., if they be not sold; and if they are sold, for delivering to him the full proceeds of their sale. [Ibid., p. 23.]
Feb. 15.
Kensington.
Warrant for a free pardon to William Herbert, esq., mayor of Cardiff, for the manslaughter of Thomas Smith. [Ibid. 89, p. 162.]
Feb. 15.
Kensington.
Warrant for a reprieve of the said William Herbert, if sentenced to death at the Cardiff assizes for the murder of the said Smith. [Ibid., p. 163.]
Feb. 16.
Whitehall.
Pass for Annah Bourel and five children to go to Holland. [S.P. Dom. Warrant Book 40, p. 21.]
Feb. 16.
Whitehall.
Commissions for Francis Ingoldsby to be captain-lieutenant in Lord Donegal's regiment; and for Henry Sterling to be ensign to Lord Donegal. [H.O. Military Entry Book 3, p. 237.]
Feb. 17.
Kensington.
Warrant to Thomas Knatchbull, esq., appointing him mustermaster-general of the two marine regiments of foot. [Ibid. 4, p. 111.]
Feb. 18.
Whitehall.
Passes for Casper Andrieson, a Dutchman, to go to Harwich or Gravesend for Holland [S.P. Dom. Warrant Book 37, p. 312]; for Gillis Kreyne and Jacob Jansen, with their wives and three children, to go to Holland [Ibid. 40, p. 21]; and for William Van Vyck, Michell Byvinck, and Rykes Van Dyck, Dutch messengers, and for Margaret Le Balleur, widow, ditto [Ibid., p. 22].
Feb. 18.
Whitehall.
Commission for Henry Gargrave to be captain of Captain Richard Partridge's late company in Sir George St. George's regiment of foot. [H.O. Military Entry Book 3, p. 236.]
Feb. 18.
Whitehall.
Proceedings upon the petition of Major Walter Delamere. Sets forth that he, being major in Colonel Luttrell's regiment of horse in the Irish army, upon the surrender of Limerick, took part with his troop in their Majesty's army; that three months afterwards, on the said regiment being broken up, he delivered up the horses of the said regiment for their Majesties' use; and that upon his petition to the late Queen, she granted an order accordingly, and that the arrears due to him should be paid. Yet, notwithstanding, the Lords Justices put a stop to all matters relating to the "said forfeiture" demanded by the petitioner, and he afterwards obtained a lease "of but three years." He prays the King to ascertain "what allowance by the year he will be pleased to order him for his support; to order a lease to be granted him, under the exchequer seal, for such a certain term as his Majesty shall think fit;" and to order the payment of what is due to him. Referred for report to the Lords of the Treasury. [S.P. Dom. Petition Entry Book 4, p. 15.]
Feb. 18.
Whitehall.
Proceedings upon the petition of Thomas Lechmere, esq. Sets forth that James II. granted to Richard Graham, esq., a yearly pension of 250l., as appears by letters patent of the 24th November in the second year of his reign. He prays his Majesty, upon surrender of the said letters, to grant him an annuity of 200l. for life, and that he may receive the arrears due upon the said annuity from Christmas, 1688. Referred for report to the Lords of the Treasury. [Ibid., p. 17.]
Feb. 18.
Dublin Castle.
Richard Aldworth to Mr. Vernon. Acknowledges the receipt of his letters of the 6th and 11th, with the commissions and letters for the Speakers of both Houses, and for Mr. Baron Donslan; and encloses a narrative concerning the judges' opinion for doubly taxing the Irish who will not take the oath and subscribe the declaration. Enclosures not preserved. [S.P. Ireland 357, No. 8.]
Feb. [19]. Rough memoranda for the Council Board of Ireland, consisting of notes of acts on the subject of the coinage. [S.P. Ireland 357, No. 9.]
Feb. 19. Similar memoranda of proceedings of the Council Board of Ireland, relating to money and the issue of guineas. [Ibid. No. 10.]
Feb. 19.
Whitehall.
Proceedings upon the petition of Captain Patrick Everard, setting forth that he was an officer in the Irish army under the late King James, but that he submitted to the government; he therefore prays for reversal of all outlawries against him. Referred for report to the Lords Justices of Ireland. [S.P. Dom. Petition Entry Book 4, p. 17.]
Feb. 19.
Kensington.
Warrant for Paul Jodrell, esq., and his heirs, to have four fairs yearly in Duffield, co. Derby, for buying and selling all sorts of goods and cattle, to be held on the 2nd March, 11th May, 16th September and 28th November, and if any of those days be Sunday, then on the next day following. [S.P. Dom. Warrant Book 39, p. 165.]
Feb. 19.
Whitehall.
Pass for Charles Orlando to go to Holland. [Ibid. 40, p. 22.]
Feb. 19. Warrant to the Earl Marshal notifying that the King has given licence to Christopher Walters, esq., second son of Robert Walters, late of Cundall, co. York, esq., to assume the surname and coat of arms of Stockdale; property having been left to him by William Stockdale of Bilton Park, co. York, esq., on condition of his assuming the name and arms of Stockdale. The Earl Marshal is therefore directed to record this grant in the College of Arms. [Ibid. p. 25.]
Feb. 20.
Whitehall.
Passes for David Daniels and Hendrick Isaacks, two Jews of Amsterdam, to embark at Harwich for Holland; for Monsieur Rudolph Henry de Direnthal, lieutenant colonel in the Elector of Brandenberg's service, and John Noll his servant, to go to Harwich or Gravesend for Holland [Ibid. 37, p. 312]; for Samuel Binau, a French protestant, to go to Holland; for Margaret Mogin, ditto; for Mariane Dossy and Jeanne Charbonnau, ditto; and for Mr. Derby Dempsy to go to Holland or Flanders [Ibid. 40, p. 22].
Feb. 20.
Kensington.
Warrant for granting forfeited lands to the value of 1,000l. to William Woseley [Wolseley?], esquire, for three years. [S.P. Dom. Signet Office 13, p. 188.] Annexed is a schedule, undated, of the said lands in counties Meath, West Meath, Wicklow and Dublin, lately belonging to Walter Mangle, Captain Christopher Cheevers, Dominick Barnwell, Thomas Hussey, Peirce Dillon of Ballyne Cloghduffe, Nicholas Darcy, Edward Geoghegan, William Talbot and Sir Daniel Arthur. [Ibid.]
Feb. 20.
Kensington.
Warrant for a discharge to Henry, Viscount Galway, of the rents, reserved to the King by leases passed under the seal of the Court of Exchequer of Ireland, as shall remain due after the deduction of the ancient quit rents, and of 69l. 2s. 4d. yearly, during the term granted to Edmund Power, esquire, with a clause for discharging the heirs of Francis Cuffe, esquire, deceased, from the payment of two recognizances of 1,000l. and 1,300l. entered into by the said Francis for the due payment of the rents reserved on the said leases. [Ibid., p. 189.]
Feb. 21.
The Ruby off Madeira.
Colonel Luke Lillingston to —. On the 12th February our whole fleet arrived safe at Madeira, where we continued until the 14th, at which time, the wind blowing something extraordinary into the road, our commodore with most of the fleet put to sea. After the extremity of the weather was over several of our fleet returned into this road, where we are now seven merchant ships and two men-of-war, the Ruby and Preserve; the rest of our fleet with our commodore has not yet appeared, which puts us all under no small consternation, neither the men-of-war nor merchant men having, since our departure from England, received any orders for the appointment of a rendezvous. It is my intention, with the advice and consent of the captain of the Ruby, our present commodore, this afternoon to stand off to sea, and if we cannot see the rest of our fleet to make the best of our way to St. Christopher's. [H.O. Admiralty 9, No. 2.]
Feb. 21.
Whitehall.
Passes for Lewis Lassy and Thomas Jotelini, both Italians, and Hendryck Freemans, a Dutchman, to go to Harwich or Gravesend for Holland [S.P. Dom. Warrant Book 37, p. 313]; and for Claudio Sailly, Jacobo Berty, Juan Baptista de Coster, and Cornelius Pietersen, a Dutch seaman, to go to Holland. [Ibid. 40, p. 23].
Feb. 21.
Whitehall and Kensington.
Commissions for George White to be ensign to Captain Anthony Leech in Sir George St. George's regiment of foot; for Mountjoy Mortimer to be lieutenant-colonel in the Earl of Essex's regiment of dragoons; to Henry Hawker to be major of the same regiment, and captain of Colonel Lloyd's late troop; for Thomas Morris to be lieutenant to Captain John Taylor in Sir George St. George's regiment [H.O. Military Entry Book 3, p. 236]; for John Kennion to be first lieutenant of Captain Edward Ash's company in the Marquis of Carmarthen's first marine regiment of foot; for Henry Philips to be first lieutenant of Captain Unton Dering's company in the same regiment; for William Sanderson to be first lieutenant of Captain Joseph Stopford's company in the same regiment [Ibid. 4, p. 95]; for Solomon Yatman to be first lieutenant of Captain William Prince's company in the same regiment; for James Clare to be lieutenant of Captain Richard Salter's company in Colonel Francis Russell's regiment of foot; and for Thomas Ruben to be lieutenant of Major Thomas Garth's company in the same regiment. [Ibid., p. 96].
Feb. 22.
Whitehall.
Passes for Martin Krancher, a German to go to Gravesend and Holland [S.P. Dom. Warrant Book 37, p. 313]; and for Jan Kerchhoue, and Jean Malachane to go Holland [Ibid. 40, p. 22].
Feb. 22.
Kensington.
Warrant for a pardon to Robert Savage and Thomas Savage for the manslaughter of Thomas Hemming. [Ibid. p. 24.]
Feb. 22.
Kensington.
Warrant for Colonel William Selwin to raise fifty volunteers in Ireland, to serve as recruits for the regiment of foot under his command in Flanders. [H.O. Military Entry Book 3, p. 237.]
Feb. 22.
Kensington.
A like warrant for the same number of volunteers for Sir George St. George's regiment. [Ibid.]
Feb. 22.
Whitehall.
Sir John Trenchard to Mr. Baron Powell. Whereas, by the late Queen's command signified to you and Mr. Justice Gregory in mine of the 31st July last, the execution of the sentence upon one Christopher Pickering, who now lies in Leicester goal condemned to die, was deferred till her further pleasure should be known, the King, having been since acquainted with the true circumstances of the said Pickering's case, and not thinking him an object of his mercy, commands that you do, at the next assizes at Leicester, give the necessary orders for executing the said prisoner according to the sentence formerly passed on him. [H.O. Letter Book (Secretary's) 3, p. 187.]
Feb. 23.
Dublin Castle.
The Lords Justices of Ireland to Sir John Trenchard, recommending Dr. St. George Ash, provost of Dublin College, or Dr. McNeale, the dean of Downe, as a successor of the late Dr. Capell Wiseman in the bishopric of Dromore. [S.P. Ireland 357, No. 11.]
Feb. 23.
Whitehall.
Pass for Thomas Shults, Jacob Ziegler, John Coster, Leonard Tyger, Henrick Heidreiker and Caspar Halle to go to Harwich or Gravesend for Holland. [S.P. Dom. Warrant Book 37, p. 313.]
Feb. 23.
Kensington.
Warrant for a reprieve for Arthur Hanmer, gent., if he be sentenced to death, at the next assizes in Shropshire, for the murder of John Howell. [Ibid. 39, p. 164.]
Feb. 23.
Kensington.
Warrant for the Clerk of the Signet to prepare a bill of assent to the election of Dr. James Gardiner, sub-dean of Lincoln, to be bishop of that see. [H.O. Church Book 1, p. 157.]
Feb. 24.
Whitehall.
Pass for Mr. Peter Ward, Mr. Charles Brine and Mr. Thomas Harris to go to Holland, on the recommendation of Mr. Tullie, at the Jerusalem coffee house, fencing master. [S.P. Dom. Warrant Book 40, p. 24.]
Feb. 24.
Kensington.
Warrant for letters patent to Daniel Quare to have the sole use and benefit, for fourteen years, of his invention, of a portable barometer which may be removed to any place, though turned upside down, without spilling one drop of the quicksilver or letting any air into the tube, although the air shall have the same liberty to operate on it as on those common ones now in use, with respect to the weight of the atmosphere. [Ibid., p. 30.]
Feb. 24.
Whitehall.
License for John Taylor, esquire, sheriff of Staffordshire, to live out of the county during his shrievalty. [H.O. King's Letter Book 2, p. 59.]
Feb. 25.
Whitehall.
Passes for Mr. George Webb and Mrs. Elizabeth Webb, his sister, John Cox and Anne Browne, their servants, to embark at Gravesend for Flanders [S.P. Dom. Warrant Book 37, p. 314]; for Johanna Martyns to go to Holland [Ibid. 40, p. 24]; and for Cornelis Dublet and Jean Devilaer, of Amsterdam, and Jan Van Loo to go to Holland [Ibid., p. 27].
Feb. 25.
Whitehall.
Commission for William Hamilton to be cornet to Captain William Hamilton in Colonel Echlyn's regiment of dragoons. [H.O. Military Entry Book 3, p. 237.]
Feb. 25.
Kensington.
Warrant to the Archbishop of Canterbury for a dispensation to the Bishop-elect of Lincoln to hold the prebend of Stow in commendam for three years. [H.O. Church Book 1, p. 158.]
Feb. 26.
Whitehall.
Sir John Trenchard to the Lords of the Treasury, directing the payment to Mr. Samuel Eyre of a bill drawn by Consul Parker for an express from Corunna to Madrid. [H.O. Letter Book (Secretary's) 3, p. 188.]
Feb. 26.
Whitehall.
Proceedings on the petition of Captain Fergus Farrell. Sets forth his father's services, and states that King Charles II., in recompense thereof, made several grants to him, specified; but that receiving little benefit by the said grants he had a pension ordered him of 6s. 8d. per diem, payable by Sir Stephen Fox. The said pension was granted to the petitioner for valuable considerations and money paid, and he received it till the troubles in Ireland. The petitioner has raised and maintained men at his own charge, and done several other services, and his house, being without the English frontier, was burnt by General Douglas's order. He has had as yet no recompense, and the said pension is " retrenched." He prays a continuance of the pension with some increase of it. Referred for report to the Lords of the Treasury. [S.P. Dom. Petition Entry Book 4, p. 18.]
Feb. 26.
Kensington.
Commissions for John Hope to be major of the Coldstream Guards commanded by Lord Cutts, and to be captain of a company in the said regiment, and to take his rank as colonel of foot from the date of these commissions; for William Matthews to be lieutenant-colonel of the same regiment, and to be captain of a company in the said regiment, and to take his rank as colonel of foot from the date of his former commission; for Henry Withers to be major of the first regiment of foot guards commanded by the Earl of Romney, to be captain of a company in the same regiment, and to take his rank as colonel of foot from the date of his former commission [H.O. Military Entry Book 4, p. 97]; for Joseph Bulmer to be lieutenant of Captain Fitz Morris Gifford's company in the Duke of Bolton's regiment of foot; and for — Orflear to be ensign of Charles Morgan's company in the same regiment. [Ibid., p. 98].
Feb. 26.
Kensington.
Warrant for a pardon to James Fell, keeper of Newgate, of all forfeitures, crimes, penalties and misdemeanours by him incurred, either in obtaining the said office or in the execution of his duties, except voluntary or other escapes to the prejudice of private persons, and the right interest or other remedy which any private persons may be entitled to by reason of any misdemeanours by him committed in the execution of his office. [S.P. Dom. Warrant Book 39, p. 167.]
Feb. 26.
Kensington.
Warrant for the Count de Rivera, envoy to England from the Elector of Bavaria, to come to England. [Ibid. 40, p. 28.]
Feb. 26.
Whitehall.
Passes for Jeane Charron, a French refugee, Anna Elizabeth Van Bezeler and her son Maurice, Mary Aear and a child, and Floris Merignac, a French protestant, to go to Holland. [Ibid., p. 29.]
Feb. 27.
Whitehall.
Passes for Abraham Delgado and Samuel Obediente, Jews of Amsterdam, to go to Harwich and Holland [S.P. Dom. Warrant Book 37, p. 314]; and for Jacob Millon to go to Holland [Ibid. 40, p. 29].
Feb. 27.
Kensington.
Warrant for the Earl of Romney, Master General of the Ordnance, to issue arms for one company of the dragoon regiment of Brigadier James Wynne, who lost their arms in their passage to Flanders, being taken by French privateers and carried into Dunkirk. [H.O. Military Entry Book 3, p. 238.]
Feb. 28.
Kensington.
Commissions for John Patillo to be lieutenant of Lieutenant-Colonel Henry Davis's company in the first regiment of foot commanded by the Marquis of Carmarthen [Ibid. 4, p. 101]; and for Archibald Drummond to be cornet of that troop in Colonel Richard Cunningham's regiment of dragoons whereof he himself is captain. [Ibid., p. 120].
Feb. 28.
Whitehall.
Passes for William Fix to go to Holland [S.P. Dom. Warrant Book 40, p. 29]; and for Gaspar Walter, Sarah Snithen and Elizabeth Drew, and for George Lawson to go to Holland. [Ibid., p. 31].
Feb. 28.
Kensington.
Denization for Francisco Schonenberg, an alien born. [Ibid.]
Feb. 28.
Kensington.
Warrant to Francis Raynsford, esquire, receiver of the rights and perquisites of the Admiralty, to pay 1,500l. to William Williams, gent. [H.O. Admiralty 3, p. 101.]
Feb. 28.
Kensington.
Warrant for appointing Philip Savage, esquire, Chancellor of the Exchequer in Ireland, on the resignation of Sir Charles Meredith, knight. [S.P. Dom. Signet Office 13, p. 191.]
Feb. —.
Kensington.
Warrant for George Henneage, John Ravenscroft and Thomas Wells, English subjects who have been abroad for three years, to return to England from Venice. [S.P. Dom. Warrant Book 40, p. 27.]