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William and Mary: April 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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April 1695

April 1.
Whitehall.
Commissions for Joshua Wiseman to be lieutenant to Captain Peter Demeny in Colonel Brewer's regiment; for William Ayres to be ensign to Major Livesy in the same regiment; for — Mundy to be ensign to Colonel Brewer in the same regiment [Ibid. 3, p. 244]; for Thomas Turnebull to be captain of Captain John Buchanan's late company in Colonel James Ferguson's regiment [Ibid. 4, p. 116]; for Richard Gore to be captain of Captain Pearcy Gethins' late troop in Brigadier-General James Wynne's regiment of dragoons; for Michael Parker to be cornet of Colonel Charles Rosse's troop in the same regiment [Ibid., p. 120]; for Halbert Nisbet to be lieutenant of Colonel Charles Rose's company in Brigadier-General Sir David Collier's regiment [Ibid., p. 121]; for Henry Turnebull to be chaplain to Colonel George Hamilton's regiment [Ibid., p. 126]; and for Thomas Garston to be ensign of Captain John Villebon's company in Sir James Leslie's regiment [Ibid., p. 131].
April 1.
Whitehall.
Proceedings upon the petition of Anna Shelton. Shows that her husband, Francis Shelton, was for many years employed as builder by the King of Denmark, of whom he received 300l. salary, and was sent over to serve King William in Ireland, where he died, and that the petitioner, having applied to the Lords of the Admiralty, can have no relief from them unless she "stands for" her husband's accounts, which are in the hands of Mr. Green, her husband's partner, who is gone for France, wherefore she prays that his Majesty will extend his charity to her in such measure as may enable her to return to her native country, Denmark. Referred for report to the Lords of the Treasury. [S.P. Dom. Petition Entry Book 3, p. 114.]
April 1.
Whitehall.
Proceedings upon the petition of Richard Carney, esq., Athlone Pursuivant of Arms in the kingdom of Ireland. Shows that the office of King of Arms in the said kingdom was granted by Charles II. to Sir Richard Carney, knight, the petitioner's father, and George Wallis, esq., for their natural lives. Sir Richard Carney is since dead, and the said Wallis is only in trust for the petitioner, as is declared by the said Wallis under his hand and seal; that the said office of King of Arms is by patent of Charles II. granted to Sir Richard Carney and his son, Richard Carney, during good behaviour. The petitioner now prays for new letters patent to himself and Michael Mitchell, junior, during their lives, and other letters patent of the said office of pursuivant of arms to Joseph Mitchell and Richard Carney, junior, during good behaviour, etc. Referred for report to the Lords Justices of Ireland. [Ibid., p. 115.]
April 1.
Whitehall.
Proceedings upon the petition of Richard Orson. Sets forth that he is a lieutenant in the militia of the city of Dublin, and that he has been a great sufferer and "done" beyond his capacity in equipping the said company. Being well acquainted with Ireland, he has discovered, lately, some houses, to the value of 40l. per annum, forfeited by Robert Caddel, a person disaffected to the present government, and he prays this discovery may be vested in himself. Referred, for report, to the Lords Justices of Ireland. [S.P. Dom. Petition Entry Book 4, p. 21.]
April 1.
Whitehall.
Passes for Philip van Wassenberg, a cadet in Captain Messire's company, and for John Lindeman, a tradesman of Holland, to go to Holland [S.P. Dom. Warrant Book 37, p. 328]; and for Jan Janse van Dingen and Jacob Boormeyer to go to Holland [Ibid. 40, p. 38].
April 1.
Whitehall.
Caveat that no commission as captain in Colonel Colt's regiment be granted till Lieutenant Jervase Crackerode, who is now in Sir James Leslie's regiment, be provided with the first vacant company in Colonel Colt's regiment. Notice of this is to be given to Mr. Clark. [S.P. Dom. Entry Book 74, p. 3.]
April 2.
Whitehall.
Passes for Jacobus Alvarez, his wife and two children; and for John Cowper and his wife, John Engelman, Simon Sarex, Dutch soldiers, and Caspar Schoensteen, to go to Holland. [S.P. Dom. Warrant Book 37, p. 328.]
April 2.
General Post Office.
Report of Sir Robert Cotton and Thomas Frankland, post-mastersgeneral, upon the petition of Christopher Perkins and William Waller, gents., for letters patent to erect a penny post in Ireland: "We are of opinion, if such a penny post office as is therein mentioned were there erected, it might be of general advantage to the correspondence and trade of that kingdom; and if the King shall grant the petitioners a patent, we are of opinion that it will be necessary they shall be under those restrictions [named] in the report made by Sir Richard Levinge, except in that particular which requires them to give security for erecting a penny post office throughout the whole kingdom, some parts whereof we believe are unpeopled and of so little trade that it would no way answer the charge or be of any public benefit to erect it.
"And lest the same should interfere with, or be a prejudice to, the general post office, we think it necessary that, upon the erecting a penny post in any part of the kingdom, they should first have the consent and approbation of the deputy-postmaster of Ireland. And that the said patent may not be made use of to discourage other persons who may hereafter undertake to erect a penny post in several parts of that kingdom, we are of opinion that in such places where the petitioners shall not, within five years after the date of the patent, erect and establish penny posts, it shall not debar his Majesty from granting a license to such other persons as shall undertake to establish the same in other parts of the kingdom, where it has not been erected. Upon the whole matter we must represent it as our opinion that this proposal will no ways answer the charge the petitioners must necessarily be at in this undertaking, but the same relating to the King's revenue we think it may be reasonable the Lords of the Treasury should be consulted therein." [S.P. Ireland 357, No. 16.]
April 2.
Whitehall.
The Duke of Shrewsbury to Lord Capell, in answer to his letter of the 15th of February, as to payment of the pensions to the Presbyterian ministers. [S.P. Ireland King's Letter Book 2, p. 27.]
April 2.
Whitehall.
The same to Earl Rivers. Mr. Wharton has acquainted me from Newmarket with what you wrote to him, upon which I have spoken to the King, who has ordered both the warrants to be prepared, as well for your being custos rotulorum as lord-lieutenant of Cheshire. [H.O. Letter Book (Secretary's) 5, p. 122.]
April 2.
Whitehall.
Commissions for Alexander Gibsone to be captain-lieutenant in Colonel Gibsone's regiment; for Thomas Smith to be ensign to Lieutenant-Colonel Gore in the same regiment; for Robert Dalyell to be captain of grenadiers in the same regiment; and for Lewis Lermont to be lieutenant to Captain Arthur Ford in the same regiment. [H.O. Military Entry Book 3, p. 243.]
April 2.
Kensington.
Warrant for appointing George Watson, esq., "solicitor" to the first regiment of foot guards, commanded by the Earl of Romney. [Ibid. 4, p. 123.]
April 2.
Whitehall.
Proceedings upon the petition of Captain Richard Martin, setting forth that he is seized of several thousands of acres of mountainous waste ground in a place called Treconnaght, in the remotest part of the county of Galway, and that he intends, for the improvement of the said land, to build a town on it in a place called Clare, where are already two fairs yearly by prescription. He prays to have the said lands erected into a manor, and to have two more fairs yearly, and a weekly market granted unto him. Referred, for report, to the Lords Justices of Ireland. [S.P. Dom. Petition Entry Book 4, p. 21.]
April 3.
Whitehall.
Proceedings upon the petition of John Gardner of London, merchant. Shows that he has lost very much since the war, and had many ships taken by the French at divers times, and that by the earthquake, and the insurrection of the French at Jamaica, he had lost 4,000l. there, and 7,000l. more in four ships taken sometime since. In consequence of all which losses he is forced to retire indebted 5,000l. to his Majesty. Having last sessions of Parliament proposed a fund for raising a considerable sum of money, he prays to have the said 5,000l. remitted. Referred for report to the Lords of the Treasury. [Ibid. 3, p. 116.]
April 3.
Kensington.
Warrant to Earl Rivers, appointing him lord-lieutenant of Cheshire and the city of Chester. [H.O. Military Entry Book 4, p. 117.]
April 3.
Whitehall.
The Duke of Shrewsbury to the Lords of the Admiralty, acknowledging the receipt of their letter of the 1st inst., and directing that orders be prepared for the commander of the Dutch man-of-war to take under his protection the two ships they mention, together with such ships as shall be ready to sail with him. [H.O. Letter Book (Secretary's) 5, p. 122.]
April 3.
Whitehall.
Passes for John Coetsir, a Dutch soldier, to go to Harwich and Holland; for Jacob Keyn, a Pole, to go to Gravesend and Denmark; for Anna Haggarty, a soldier's wife, and Isaac Warner to go to Harwich or Gravesend for Holland; for Mrs. Mary Cooke and Mrs. Anne Smith, with Elizabeth Flowers and Thomas Denny, two servants, to go to Harwich or Gravesend [S.P. Dom. Warrant Book 37, p. 329]; for Mrs. Anne and Mary Blunt, Mrs. Susan Arkton and Mrs. Catherine Smith, with Anne Browne, a servant, to go to Harwich or Gravesend for Flanders [Ibid., p. 332]; and for Henry Mund to go to Holland [Ibid. 40, p. 38].
April 3.
Kensington.
Warrant for the renewal of a license to Alexander Gawne to remain in England until further orders are given. He was pardoned for treason in fighting against the King, on condition that he left this kingdom and went to France, and did not return without leave; he was formerly an agent to some regiments, and had great accounts depending in the pay office of the army, which could not be adjusted unless he were present. [Ibid. 39, p. 184.]
April 3.
Kensington.
Warrant to the sheriff of Southampton to postpone the execution of Clement Clerke until the 25th instant. [Ibid., p. 185.]
April 4.
Whitehall.
Passes for Henry Lampe, a German, and David St. Martin, a French Protestant, to go to Harwich or Gravesend for Holland [Ibid. 37, p. 329]; for Mr. Frederick William Schmettau, adjutant to the Prince of Wurtemburg, Albert Evertse, a sergeant of the Dutch foot guards and his wife, Dionisius Babus, a Greek minister, and Jochem Simon, a Dutch soldier, to go to Harwich or Gravesend and Holland [Ibid., p. 330]; for Mr. Godfrey de Henschell and Mr. Antonio de Bessel, with their servants, to go to Spain; for John de Keux to go to Holland [Ibid. 40, p. 38]; and for Dionisius Babus, a Greek minister, to return home [Ibid., p. 41].
April 4.
Whitehall.
Certificate that Mr. Butts, during his residence at Elsinore, frequently communicated, to Sir John Trenchard, divers seasonable and useful advices concerning [Admiral] Du Bart and certain French men-of-war and privateers that came to those parts, and particularly during the siege of Ratzburg, when there were several English merchant ships in the Sound, and when the Danes got ready three men-of-war at Copenhagen which, with good reason, he suspected were designed to seize our said ships, which he sent away, thereby securing them. [Ibid., p. 39.]
April 4.
Whitehall.
Commissions for Jacob Diston to be ensign in Colonel Stanley's regiment; to Dry Vickaridge to be ensign in the same regiment [H.O. Military Entry Book 3, p. 243]; for John Simonds to be captain in Colonel Tiffin's regiment; for — Butler to be lieutenant to Captain Newstead in the same regiment; and for John Woodwarth to be lieutenant to the colonel in the same regiment [Ibid., p. 244].
April 4.
Kensington.
Warrant for the election of Henry Thomas, a scholar of the college at Winchester, to a scholarship at New College, Oxford. [H.O. Church Book 1, p. 168.]
April 4. The Duke of Somerset to —, concurring with the request of the Vice-Chancellor and several heads of the University of Cambridge for conferring the degree of doctor of divinity on Sir William Dawes, baronet. [S.P. Dom. William and Mary 6, No. 27.]
April 5.
Whitehall.
The Duke of Shrewsbury to Lord Villiers. I have petitions in my hands from two of the Queen's servants belonging to the stables; the one is of John Lauze, yeoman of the stirrup, and the other is Thomas Smith, yeoman of the carriages. Finding themselves left out in the late establishment made for the Queen's servants, they petition for such provision as is bestowed upon others in their circumstances. I think it is fit they should have some answer, and should be glad to know your opinion, whether they were overlooked or "considerately" laid aside, and whether it will be to any purpose to represent their case to the King. [H.O. Letter Book (Secretary's) 5, p. 123.]
April 5.
Whitehall.
The same to the Lord Chief Justice of the King's Bench. There being great intercession made to the King on behalf of Richard Purdue, convicted at last Winchester assizes for robbing on the highway, and the Duke of Bolton and the members of Parliament for the county of Southampton, with the high sheriff, justices of peace and others, joining in a request for this man's pardon upon condition of transportation, on account of his father, an alderman at Winchester, whom they represent as a person of eminent loyalty and of very good esteem in his corporation; it may very much conduce towards disposing his Majesty to gratify them if any favorable circumstances have appeared in this case at the trial, that may deserve a particular consideration; and if any such have occurred to your lordship I shall be ready to lay them before the King. [Ibid., p. 124.]
April 6.
Kensington.
Warrant to the Clerk of the Signet to prepare a bill for the grant to Richard Willis, D.D., of the prebend in St. Peter's, Westminster, void by the death of Dr. Richard Busby. [H.O. Church Book 1, p. 169.]
April 6.
Whitehall.
Passes for Josina Wilhins, with her two children, Baltes de Musoron and Cornelius Van de Velde, and Mr. Boon to embark at Harwich or Gravesend for Holland; for Mr. Edward Giffard to go to Harwich or Gravesend for Holland or Flanders; for Andrew Crag to go to Harwich and Holland; for Mr. Everhard Langerman, Mr. Bogetlaus Siebeherr, Mr. Justus Streenman, Mr. Joseph Behm, and Mr. John Schuman, Germans, to go to Harwich or Gravesend for Holland [S.P. Dom. Warrant Book 37, p. 331]; for Germain de l'Esca Bastide, a cook, to go from hence to Gravesend and Spain [Ibid., p. 332]; for Richard Lanning and his two sons and Lawrence Ward to go to Holland [Ibid. 40, p. 40]; and for Dorothy Dodds to go to Holland [Ibid., p. 41].
April 6.
Kensington.
Warrant for the insertion, in the next general pardon for the poor convicts of Newgate, of the name of Edward Tobin, who was sentenced to death, at the sessions held at the Old Bailey in May last past, for the murder of John Hughes. [S.P. Dom. Warrant Book 39, p. 186.]
April 6.
Whitehall.
Warrant for William Jones and James Kitson to go to Lydd, co. Kent, and apprehend Edward Blackburne and William Rand, for coming out of France without leave. [Ibid., p. 188.]
April 6.
Kensington.
Warrant to the Privy Council of Scotland, in reply to their letter, for raising the value of the current coin in Scotland, and ordering clipped money to be passed only by weight. [S.P. Scotland Warrant Book 16, p. 1.]
April 6.
Kensington.
Warrant to the Lords of the Treasury of Scotland for paying 200l. to Sir John Maxwell of Pollock, for his expenses in coming to London this winter, by the King's order, upon public business. [S.P. Scotland Warrant Book 16, p. 2.]
April 6.
Kensington.
A like warrant for the payment of 400l. to Adam Cockburn of Ormiston, Lord Justice Clerk, for going to England last winter and this on public business. [Ibid.]
April 6.
Kensington.
A like warrant for the payment of 200l. to Sir James Ogilvie, the King's solicitor, for the like expenses. [Ibid., p. 3.]
April 6.
Whitehall.
Sir John Trenchard to the Lords of the Admiralty, commanding them to deliver to Mr. Thomas Wilkins Mr. Rainesford's account of all moneys standing out and due as perquisites of the Admiralty, together with his and Mr. Bedford's last accounts. [H.O. Admiralty 3, p. 102.]
April 7.
Kensington.
Proclamation for putting into execution the Act of Parliament of 16 and 17 Charles II., for regulating the measures and prices of coal. Printed. [S.P. Dom. Proclamations 6, No. 113.]
April 7.
Kensington.
Warrant for a pardon and reversal of outlawry to John King, brother of Robert, late Lord Kingston. [S.P. Ireland, King's Letter Book 2, p. 28.]
April 7.
Kensington.
Another copy of the same. [S.P. Dom. Signet Office 13, p. 204.]
April 8.
Kensington.
Commissions for Edmund Harris to be first lieutenant of Captain Edward Weaver's company in the Marquis of Carmarthen's first marine regiment of foot; and for Thomas Horner to be first lieutenant of Major David Mitchell's company in the same regiment. [H.O. Military Entry Book 4, p. 118.]
April 8.
Whitehall.
Proceedings upon the petition of Robert Wells, a prisoner in Newgate. Sets forth that, at the last sessions at the Old Bailey, he was convicted of clipping, on the evidence of only one person who had, but the day before, pleaded the King's pardon for the same offence, and prays for mercy. Referred for report to Mr. Baron Powell. [S.P. Dom. Petition Entry Book 3, p. 116.]
April 8.
Whitehall.
Sir John Trenchard to the Lords of the Treasury. The King commands that you forthwith give directions to the Commissioners of the Post Office to accept and pay such bills of exchange (the particulars whereof being first allowed by one of the Secretaries of State) as from time to time shall be drawn upon them by Mr. Blackwell, his Majesty's consul at Leghorn, for defraying the charges of a small vessel which his Majesty thought necessary for his service to be set up there at this time as an advice boat in the Mediterranean, so long, at least, as the fleet shall continue in those seas. [H.O. Letter Book (Secretary's) 3, p. 189.]
April 8.
Whitehall.
The Duke of Shrewsbury to the Bishop of Salisbury. The King— being pleased to grant to Lieutenant John Mackenzie the poor knight's place which is now vacant in the church of Windsor, in consideration of his long service in the army, and his inability to continue any longer therein by reason of the loss of his arm, and the wounds he has received on several occasions—directs me to acquaint you with the fact, that you may cause a warrant to be prepared for his signature, for the admission of the said John into the said place. [H.O. Letter Book (Secretary's) 3, p. 189.]
April 8.
Whitehall.
Pass for Elizabeth Tystus to go to Holland or Flanders. [S.P. Dom. Warrant Book 40, p. 41.]
April 8.
Whitehall.
Warrant for payment of extraordinary expenses incurred by the Honourable Alexander Stanhope, Envoy Extraordinary to the King of Spain, from the 21 August, 1694, to 21 February, 1695, including the despatch of Mr. Peter Brun express to the Duke of Shrewsbury with the King of Spain's letters to his governors of the West Indies, on 9 December, 1694; and an entertainment with "luminaries" on his Majesty's birthday. [Ibid., p. 46.]
April 9.
Whitehall.
Warrant for William Sharp to go to Dover and take into his custody James Wicre, for high crimes and misdemeanors. [Ibid. 39, p. 186.]
April 9.
Whitehall.
Passes for Stephen Galleron, a poor French protestant, to go to Harwich or Gravesend for Holland [Ibid. 37, p. 332]; for James Sorret to go to Holland; for Anne Vedelle, ditto [Ibid. 40, p. 41]; and for Carel Burchart Voet, ditto [Ibid., p. 48].
April 9.
Kensington.
Warrant for the payment of an allowance of 3s. 6d. per day to Morice Laprimodes as a reformed captain of foot in Ireland. [S.P. Dom. Signet Office 13, p. 212.]
April 10.
Turin.
The Duchess of Savoy (?) to the King, thanking him for intimation of the Queen's death. [S.P. Dom. King William's Chest 15, No. 80.]
April 10.
Whitehall.
The Duke of Shrewsbury to Mr. Blathwait, desiring him to prepare the necessary warrants for granting Mr. de Mainbray an additional allowance of 18d. per diem, to make up his present pension, payable by the Earl of Ranelagh, to five shillings a day from the first of January last. [H.O. Letter Book (Secretary's) 5, p. 125.]
April 10.
Whitehall.
Proceedings upon the petition of Anne Dike, widow. Shows that her late husband, William Dike, was a captain in the army of Charles I., and for his loyalty lost all he had, and was constrained to go beyond sea, where he served Charles II. and his Majesty and his royal family for two years. After the Restoration he was made sergeant of the scullery; on his quitting that office his Majesty granted him a pension of 40l. per annum, payable out of the cofferer's office during life. Petitioner has likewise served the Royal family, and prays his Majesty will order the said pension to be continued to her, which is granted. [S.P. Dom. Petition Entry Book 3, p. 118.]
April 10.
Whitehall.
Proceedings upon the petition of Lieutenant Baize, a French reformed officer. Shows that he came with the King from Holland, and was dangerously wounded at the siege of Limerick, of which wounds he has continued ill till now, as appears by certificates. His Majesty was pleased to allow him a pension in Ireland of 18d. a day; but the petitioner, having a wife and five children, begs for the pension of 3s. 4d. per diem of Captain la Ramierè, deceased. Referred, for report, to Charles Fox, esq. [S.P. Dom. Petition Entry Book 3, p. 128.]
April 10.
Whitehall.
Proceedings upon the petition of Major Walter de la Mare setting forth that the late Queen directed that an account should be made of what was due to him when he was "broke," and that all just satisfaction should be made him; that by the aforesaid account there remains due to him 719l. which has never been paid. He is tenant to the Crown of some forfeited lands in Ireland at 443l. per annum, out of which an allowance of 80l. per annum is made him for his support. He prays for a further allowance on account of the said debt due. Referred, for report, to the Lords Justices of Ireland. [Ibid. 4, p. 22.]
April 10.
Whitehall.
Passes for Gerret Bovey and John Erch, two German Lutheran protestants, to embark at Gravesend for Holland [S.P. Dom. Warrant Book 37, p. 332]; for Peter Rous to go to Holland [Ibid. 40, p. 41]; and for Stephen Cazalet to go to Holland [Ibid., p. 42].
April 11.
Whitehall.
Passes for Mr. Samuel Mead, Mr. Richard Mead, Mr. John Walter, Mr. Thomas Pellat, Mr. Edward Stringer, and Mr. Daniel Harringdon with John Compere and Thomas Harrison, two servants, to go to Harwich or Gravesend for Holland; for Nicholas van Cuilemburgh, a subject of the States General, to go to Gravesend for Holland; for Captain John Palmstrauch to go to Harwich for Holland [Ibid. 37, p. 333]; for Mr. Cornelius Waldeck and Mrs. Mary Hinton, a woman servant and a child, to go to Holland [Ibid. 40, p. 41]; for John Warwick to go to Hamburg; and for Jofre Crozat and John Odri to go to some place not specified [Ibid., p. 42].
April 11.
Dublin.
The Lord Chancellor of Ireland to Mr. Vernon. Although there is a Hebrew lecturer appointed by the statutes of this [Trinity] College, yet the allowance is very small and ill paid. The present provost, Dr. Ashe, thinks it would be necessary that a better stipend, and more certain to be paid, should be annexed to that chair, as has been to the divinity and law professorships, which was done by the King's letters to the college to make them such allowances out of their revenue. The provost, if he be not come away, will wait on you with this letter and give the character of Dr. Scroggs, who, as he is the best qualified, is most desired by the college. But if the provost be gone I must pray you to acquaint the Duke of Shrewsbury herewith and desire he would move his Majesty therein, that his pleasure may be signified before he goes for Flanders. It is not expected a salary should be granted for the present, nor until four years hence, by which time the revenues of the college will come up to what they were before the war, and something better, and in the meantime he will perform his duty as formerly he has done. If the provost be gone out of town, Captain St. George will attend you and receive your directions and send his Majesty's letter if it may be obtained. I have by this post written to Lord Romney, to acquaint him with this matter. [S.P. Ireland 357, No. 17.]
April 11.
Kensington.
Warrant for a grant and release to the provost, fellows, and scholars of Trinity College, Dublin, of rents payable by them to the Crown for four years. The reasons that induced the King to make a like grant for three years on 14 November, 1692, still continue, the lands of the college lying chiefly in the most remote parts of Kerry and Ulster, and being mostly waste and untenanted, and all the vacant fellowships and scholarships established by their foundations having been recently filled up. [S.P. Dom., Signet Office 13, p. 204.]
April 11.
Kensington.
Warrant for the payment of a pension of 100l. a year to Baron de Virazell, and of 200l. grown due on the said pension from the time the King promised the same to him. [Ibid. p. 206.]
April 11.
Kensington.
Warrant for an abatement of 80l. a year to Walter Delamar, of Dublin, esquire, out of rents reserved to the King on a lease of certain forfeited lands granted to him until 25 March, 1697. [Ibid., p. 207.]
April 11.
Kensington.
Warrant to Lord Blaney, appointing him governor of the town and fort of Sligo. [H.O. Military Entry Book 4, p. 119.]
April 11.
Kensington.
Commission for George Leicester to be lieutenant of Captain John Tichburne's company of grenadiers in Colonel Thomas Fairfax's regiment. [Ibid.]
April 12.
Whitehall and Kensington.
Commissions for Alexander Small to be surgeon in Colonel Northcote's regiment [Ibid. 3, p. 244]; for George Bate to be lieutenant of Captain Wansbrough's company in Colonel Thomas Brudenell's regiment; for Peter Lisle to be captain of Captain William Rutter's late company in the same regiment; for Edward Walbrant to be captain-lieutenant in the Colonel's company in the same regiment; for William Rutter to be captain of Captain Chidley Coote's company in the same regiment [Ibid. 4, p. 150]; and for William Levison to be ensign of Captain William Guy's company in the same regiment [Ibid., p. 151].
April 12.
Whitehall.
Proceedings upon the petition of John Millman of Worcester, showing that the petitioner was by trade a waterman, but being by a long sickness and lameness incapacitated from following his employment, he prays the next almsman's place in Worcester Cathedral, which is granted. [S.P. Dom., Petition Entry Book 3, p. 119.]
April 12.
Whitehall.
The Duke of Shrewsbury to the Lords of the Treasury. The King being moved upon the petition of Sir James Jeffreys, and thinking it reasonable his arrears should be paid, commands me to refer the matter to you. [H.O. Secretary's Letter Book 5, p. 125.]
April 12.
Whitehall.
The same to the mayor of Canterbury. Sir William Honywood having brought me a letter of Colonel Lees, with an affidavit, taken before you, concerning some horses seized there, against which there are strong suspicions that they were designed to be carried to France, I shall not fail to give his Majesty an account of the care you have taken to prevent these horses going to the enemy, as I understand some others have done by the help of the wool boats, and from the place whither two of these horses had been carried.
My opinion is the horses ought to be secured some few days longer in the custody in which you have placed them, that it may be seen if any shall reclaim them, and the discovery made to whom they belong. When his Majesty shall give directions for their being sent for I will take care that the charges for the seizure and the keeping them shall be defrayed. In the meantime I think it ought to be required of Edward Giles and Edward Flint to enter into a recognizance to answer what shall be objected against them on this account, and I desire you will recommend it to some of the justices in the neighbourhood of Folkestone, to send for Bromley, the farmer mentioned in the affidavit, and strictly examine him as to the owners of the horses, and how they were to be sent over, and cause him likewise to find sureties for his appearance.
I find you are of opinion that Patrick White was ignorantly drawn in, and by the manner of his confession it appears to be so; but I know not whether his discharge ought to be immediately ordered, unless security be given for his forthcoming if there should be occasion to make use of his evidence. I will advise therefore with the King's counsel what may be fit to be done with him. I received your letter of the 18th, when Povey and his servant were sent up. [H.O. Secretary's Letter Book 5, p. 127.]
April 12.
Whitehall.
Passes for John Hanbury to go to Gravesend and Hamburg [S.P. Dom. Warrant Book 37, p. 334]; for Jennet Stevens, her four children, Annett Sammene and her daughter to go to Holland [Ibid. 40, p. 41]; for William Lasman, his wife and two children, Harmen Graet and his wife, and Lammetie Tooms and two daughters, ditto; for Mrs. Barbara Anna Longeviell, ditto; and for Katherine Forster and Jean Royer, ditto [Ibid., p. 42].
April 13.
Whitehall.
Passes for John Deverish, an Armenian, to go to Gravesend and Hamburg; for Godfried Shuman and Casimir Reichenberg, tailors, to go to Gravesend and the Sound [Ibid. 37, p. 334]; for Mr. Thomas Adcock to go to Gravesend and Holland [Ibid., p. 335]; for Abraham de Neufville and Stephen de Mennes to go to Holland; for James du Quesne to go to Hamburg; and for Anna Heusé to go to some place not specified [Ibid., p. 42].
April 13.
Dublin Castle.
The Lords Justices of Ireland to the Duke of Shrewsbury. By a letter of 14 February we acquainted the Lords of the Admiralty that we had received information from some prisoners, taken in a small French privateer by Captain Holmes in the Pearl, that the French intended not to set out their grand fleet this year, but would have many cruisers abroad, of much greater force than formerly, that would sail two at least together, and far exceed the strength of the guardships upon this coast, which they were well informed of, none of them carrying above thirty guns, and we desired that some ships of greater size and sufficiency might be sent hither to guard the ships sailing north about between Scotland and Ireland, being of much more importance to England than Ireland.
We are now advised that the privateers begin to appear numerous upon the coast, and therefore desire that two fourth-rate ships, which are good sailers, may be ordered hither, which we hope, with one or two men-of-war under our direction, will be sufficient guard for the northern seas. This requires great expedition, the tobacco ships being suddenly expected home, which usually return from the West Indies in May and June. Many of them were taken the two last years about that time coming home for Liverpool, to the great loss of the King's customs as well as to the impoverishment of the merchants of that place. And if his Majesty, as we acquainted you in ours of 29 January, would order hither one of the new built small sixthrate frigates of about twenty guns, a good sailer, drawing only ten or eleven feet of water, whose captain was acquainted with this coast, it would secure the channel against the small privateers between Wexford and Carrickfergus.
We have now four ships under our direction, all fifth-rates, carrying about thirty guns. The Dolphin and Pearl we ordered northwards to convoy several merchants bound for the West Indies, and then to cruise for the security of others which are expected home. The Dover prize is now at Kinsale to be cleaned, and the Shoreham at Waterford is to convoy some merchants to Milford Haven. We had advice in February last from the Lords of the Admiralty that the Drake, a new sixth-rate ship, should be sent hither, but we heard no further of her. [S.P. Ireland 357, No. 18.]
April 13.
Kensington.
Warrant to the Privy Council of Scotland for a further adjournment of Parliament from 18 April to 9 May next. [S.P. Scotland, Warrant Book 16, p. 4.]
April 14.
Whitehall.
Commission for James Pomeas to be surgeon to the Duke of Ormond's troop of horse guards. [H.O. Military Entry Book 3, p. 245.]
April 14.
Whitehall.
Passes for Mrs. Catherine and Sarah Fury to go to Gravesend and Holland; for Mr. Peter Parizet, Mr. Paltron Baudon and Margaret his wife, and Catherine Parizet with a child, being French protestants, to go to Harwich or the River, and Holland or Denmark; for Colonel Walter Philip Colyer, his wife, his sister, two children, five maid servants and two footmen, to go to Harwich or Gravesend for Holland [S.P. Dom. Warrant Book 37, p. 334]; and for Marie Bavan and her daughter and Stephen Cubrier to go to Holland [Ibid. 40, p. 43].
April 15.
Whitehall.
Warrant for the payment of Mr. Lambert Blackwell's bill of extraordinary expenses for the Velocita tartan, James Peacock, captain, from the 28th of June to the 1st of March, amounting to 1,213l. [Ibid., p. 43.]
April 15.
Kensington.
Warrant to James Gibbons, esq., to administer the property of Paul Beuren, late of the city of London, merchant, who, some time since, died intestate, being a bachelor, and leaving no kindred behind him who have any right to the administration of his goods. [Ibid., p. 45.]
April 15. Passes for Neeltie Philip and Geretryed Doge, Dutch soldiers' wives, with their two children, and John le Tun, and James and Susan Fovell, to embark at Harwich or Gravesend for Holland. [Ibid. 37, p. 335.]
April 15.
Whitehall.
Warrant for Charles Kenge and William Jones to go to Canterbury, and apprehend Patrick White, for endeavouring to carry over horses to France. [S.P. Dom. Warrant Book 39, p. 189.]
April 15.
Whitehall.
Sir John Trenchard to the Lords of the Treasury, enclosing certain petitions and reports, for their opinion. [H.O. Letter Book (Secretary's) 3, p. 189.]
April 15.
Whitehall.
The Duke of Shrewsbury to the Mayor of Canterbury. Since I wrote to you by the last post, I have had the opinion of the King's counsel concerning Patrick White and the four horses designed to be carried to France, and according to their advice I have sent a warrant for White, and for bringing up those horses. You will therefore give orders that they be delivered to the messenger. [Ibid. 5, p. 128.]
April 15.
Whitehall.
Warrant for James Kitson to keep in his custody Edward Blackburne, for adhering to his Majesty's enemies. [Ibid.]
April 15.
Whitehall.
Proceedings upon the petition of John Lowther, Edward Ford, Francis Chantrell, Arthur Bush, Charles Monk and William Downes. Shows that his Majesty had granted them, in the year 1692, all wrecks etc., whatsoever, before the 24th of June, 1695, that should happen in the river Shannon, between Limerick and a line to be drawn between two points on the remotest headlands at the entrance from the sea into the said river, reserving to the Crown one fifth part thereof. They pray a renewal of the grant. Referred for report to the Lords of the Treasury. [S.P. Dom., Petition Entry Book 3, p. 119.]
April 15. Proceedings upon the further petition of Christopher Perkins and William Waller, gent., setting forth that in pursuance of a reference from Lord Sydney, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, to Sir Richard Levinge, solicitor general of that kingdom, he examined the matter contained in their first petition of [1692], begging letters patent to erect a penny post in Ireland, and proposed a proviso that the petitioners should give security to the Government there for their proposals, which the petitioners think will be too hard upon them. Referred, for report, to the Lords of the Treasury. [Ibid. 4, p. 22.]
April 15.
Kensington.
Warrant to the Earl of Romney, master general of the Ordnance, to issue arms to the company of grenadiers belonging to the regiment commanded by Sir John Jacobs, bart., whose arms were lost and broken in Camaret Bay. [H.O. Military Entry Book 4, p. 122.]
April 16.
Kensington.
Proceedings upon the petition of Francis Newland. Shows that he served his Majesty as a "reformade" under Captain Fairborne for four years last past. He returned to London upon extraordinary occasions, and happened to be in company of some persons who murdered Mr. Thomas, for which the petitioner is condemned to die, though utterly innocent. He prays for a reprieve. Referred, for report, to Mr. Baron Powell. [S.P. Dom. Petition Entry Book 3, p. 120.]
April 16.
Kensington.
Warrant for the payment of 5s. a day to Guillaume Rabault de la Coudriere as a reformed captain of horse in Ireland; the same to be inserted within the military list of the French pensioners in that kingdom. [S.P. Dom. Signet Office 13, p. 223.]
April 16.
Kensington.
Warrant for the payment of 2s. per day pension to Francis Lebrun out of the revenues of Ireland. This pension formerly belonged to Jaques Lebrun, his brother, who, on account of his great age and incapacity of repairing to Ireland, asked that he might transfer it to his brother Francis, and that he might enjoy the pension allowed to his brother out of the revenues of England. [Ibid., p. 256.]
April 16.
Whitehall.
Warrant for the payment of extraordinary expenses incurred by Lord Lexington, envoy extraordinary to the Emperor of Germany, from 1st November [1694] to 10 December following. [S.P. Dom. Warrant Book 39, p. 190.]
April 16.
Whitehall.
Warrant for the payment of extraordinary expenses incurred by Matthew Prior, esq., who is residing on the king's service at the Hague, 1st November, 1694, to 1st February, 1695. [Ibid., p. 191.]
April 16.
Whitehall.
Warrant for the payment of the extraordinary expenses for mourning for the Queen incurred by Lord Lexington, envoy extraordinary to the Emperor of Germany. [Ibid.]
April 16.
Whitehall.
Warrant for the payment of extraordinary expenses incurred by James Cresset, esq., envoy extraordinary to the Elector and Dukes of Brunswick and Lunenburg, from 12 December, 1694, to 12 March, 1695. [Ibid., p. 192.]
April 16.
Whitehall.
Warrant for the payment of extraordinary expenses incurred by William Aglionby, esq., envoy extraordinary to the Duke of Savoy, from 25 April, 1693, to 18 November, 1694, including 500l. for loss sustained by shipwreck, in which he lost plate, furniture, &c. to the value of 700l. [Ibid., p. 194.]
April 16.
Whitehall.
Passes for Mrs. de la Gruelle, Mrs. Vincent, Mrs. St. Pierre, two servant maids and a footboy, to go to Harwich or Gravesend for Holland [Ibid. 37, p. 333]; for Mr. Diederick van Militz, adjutant to the Prince of Nassau, with his servant, to go to Harwich or Gravesend for Holland or Flanders; for Mr. John de la Vallée, a subject of the King of Sweden, to go to Gravesend and Holland [Ibid., p. 335]; for Paul Geertz and John Bechman, Germans, to go to Gravesend and Hamburg [Ibid., p. 336]; for Marie Malherbe to go to Holland [Ibid. 40, p. 43]; and for Augustin Saultier, ditto [Ibid., p. 45].
April 17.
Whitehall.
Passes for John Gazaigne and Anthony Gazaigne to go to Gravesend or Harwich for Flanders or Holland; for Mordochai Munion and Moses Saruch, two poor Jews, to go to Harwich or Gravesend for Holland [Ibid. 37, p. 336]; for Mr. Ralph, Mr. Francis, and Mr. John Ireland, with William Christopher, a servant, to go to Flanders; and for John Esselbroun to go to Holland [Ibid. 40, p. 48].
April 17.
Kensington.
Warrant for the reprieve of Francis Newland, who was found guilty of the murder of Francis Thomas, at the last sessions held at the Old Bailey. [S.P. Dom. Warrant Book 39, p. 197.]
April 17.
Whitehall.
Warrant for William Beecher, esq., and William Fanar, esq., to be deputy-lieutenants for Bedfordshire. [Ibid. 40, p. 49.]
April 17.
Kensington.
Warrant for the Marquis of Tweeddale to be High Commissioner of the Scotch Parliament which is to meet at Edinburgh on 9 May next. [S.P. Scotland Warrant Book 16, p. 5.]
April 17.
Kensington.
Warrant to the Lords of the Treasury of Scotland for paying 2,000l. to the Marquis of Tweeddale for the expenses of his equipage as his Majesty's High Commissioner. [Ibid., p. 7.]
April 17.
Kensington.
Like warrant for the payment of 50l. per day to the Marquis of Tweeddale for his expenses as High Commissioner. [Ibid., p. 8.]
April 17.
Kensington.
Like warrant for the payment of 1,000l. to the Marquis of Tweeddale, for defraying the expenses of his late journey to London, on matters of great importance to the king's service. [Ibid., p. 9.]
April 17.
Kensington.
Warrant for the appointment of Lord Yester, son of the Marquis of Tweeddale, to be Lord High Treasurer of Scotland. [Ibid., p. 10.]
April 17.
Kensington.
Warrant for the appointment of Master Johnstoun to be Secretary of State for Scotland in the ensuing session of Parliament. [Ibid.]
April 17.
Kensington.
Instructions to the Marquis of Tweeddale for holding the fifth session of the current Parliament in Scotland.
"1. You are to endeavour to obtain all necessary supplies for the standing forces and other exigencies of the Government, and to get the said supplies continued as long as you can.
"2. You are to endeavour to obtain 26,000l. for buying and maintaining frigates, for the defence of the coast, the securing of merchant ships, and other necessities of trade during 1695, and 10,000l. yearly thereafter, during the war, for the same purpose, that money to be applied to the said uses by the Lords of the Admiralty.
"3. You are to give, in the king's name, full assurance of his purpose to maintain Presbyterian government in the church of Scotland, and to get such acts passed as shall tend to compose differences about church matters and amongst churchmen, particularly to grant a new day for taking the oaths to such ministers as have not yet done it, provided they or any of them make known their willingness by petition or otherwise to lay hold on a new day.
"4. You are to pass an act for the encouragement of such as shall acquire and establish a plantation in Africa or America, or in any other part of the world where plantations may be lawfully acquired, in which act you are to declare that we will grant, to our subjects of that kingdom, such rights and privileges as we grant in like cases to the subjects of our other dominions, the one not interfering with the other.
"5. You are to pass an act for dissolving from the Crown the annexed excise of two marks in the boll of malt, and annexing in the place of it, an equivalent excise in liquor.
"6. You are to consent to an act for altering the book of rates, provided it entails no loss to the customs.
"7. You are to pass an act discouraging and preventing the frauds of debtors, and for reducing annual rents to five in the hundred, if that be found advisable.
"8. You are to pass acts regulating differences between persons forfeited in the late reigns and now restored, and their creditors, as also for regulating differences between the creditors of persons forfeited in this reign and the King and his donators.
"9. You are to endeavour to obtain an act for facilitating the recruiting of Scotch regiments abroad in our service, or any levies of men that shall happen to be made for that or other purposes.
"10. For encouraging the exportation of victual out of the kingdom, you are to pass an act for allowing a mark for each boll to be paid out of the customs to the exporter, provided an equivalent be granted by Parliament also upon that consideration.
"11. You are to pass an act against persons possessing or acquiring their predecessor's estates, except by such ways and methods as prevent all frauds.
"12. You are to pass such acts as shall be found necessary for regulating the commission of teinds, the session, the criminal court, the commissary courts and other inferior judicatories, and also for limiting and distinguishing subaltern jurisdictions, and for rendering effectual the commission of Justiciary for the Highlands.
"13. You are to consent to acts for determining pains of all crimes, where pains are not already determined by particular laws.
"14. You are to consent to an act for facilitating the entry of vassals by subaltern superiors, and to an act discharging all bonds blank in the name.
"15. You are to pass an act for a commission and allowance to a number of men, known in the laws, to revise the acts of parliament, and to determine which laws are in force and which not, and also to revise the practiques and decisions of the courts of justice, and to determine which are authentic and which not, for preventing the confusion that is occasioned by contrary and doubtful decisions.
"16. You are to pass acts for the security of peace, and putting the kingdom in a better posture of defence against invasions and insurrections, whether by regulating the militia or otherwise.
"17. You are to pass acts for clearing old laws, and making new ones, for securing the private rights and properties of our subjects in relation to one another.
"18. You are to pass an act for the more easy bringing in of our rents, and to continue the late act for bringing in the bishop's rents of Argyll and the Isles, and to extend the same to the arrears due to Mr. Grahame, late Bishop of the Isles.
"19. You are to pass an act obliging all subaltern superiors to consent to changing the ward holdings of their vassals into taxed ward, upon reasonable terms; and
"20, an act for settling the post office.
"21. Also an act revising old laws, and to consent to new ones, for punishing and discouraging all profaneness and irreligion.
"22. You are empowered to confer the honour of knighthood upon such persons as you shall find to deserve the same, not exceeding six.
"23. You are to adjourn from time to time as you shall see cause, and to use all the authority, if you find it necessary, that the nature of your post and the practice of former Commissioners renders warrantable.
"24. You are to conclude the session as calmly as you can, and as soon as the nature of the business that comes before you will allow, and you are to adjourn to one day or another in November next.
"25. In case prosecutions of those in France, whom we have ordered to be cited before the parliament, take too much time, you may restrain the number of them to men of quality, interest, and activity, and if even these take too much time, you are to pass an act empowering the Justice Court to forfeit them, though in absence." [S.P. Scotland Warrant Book 16, p. 11.]
April 17.
Kensington.
Instructions to the Marquis of Tweeddale about the poll farm.
"1. In case an enquiry into that business be moved in parliament, you are to give way to it.
"2. It is fit to examine the farmers and their collectors upon oath, as to the quota of their collection, and to examine all persons whatsoever that can give any light into this matter, particularly why the poll falls short of the sums expected of it, whether the true reason be the act, negligence or mismanagement of the farmers in the manner of collecting it, or that the fund be insufficient in itself for such sums.
"3. If the fund be found insufficient in itself, and not through the fault of the farmers, you are to dispose the parliament to accept of the money collected by them, the thing being new, and mistakes therefore natural.
"4. Upon this supposition, you are to let the parliament know that we expect they will, by mending the poll act, make it good for the sum of 40,000l., which was intended to be given by it." [Ibid., p. 14.]
April 17.
Kensington.
Secret instructions to the same.
"1. To execute all instructions given to the late Duke of Hamilton, or Lord Melvill, in favour of the Crown, if there be room for doing it.
"2. To get a cess during life proposed, if there shall be hopes to obtain it.
"3. To consent to an act empowering us to name a new president of the session, or three presidents, as we shall think fit.
"4. To signify to the Earl of Annandale that it is our pleasure that he preside in the parliament.
"5. Where the public good of our towns is burdened with debt, you are to consent to acts for such moderate excises or other impositions, within themselves, as shall be found necessary for freeing them from these debts.
"6. To consult, upon critical occasions, with the officers of state and other men of interest in the government or parliament, or so many of either of them as you shall, by their behaviour in parliament, judge firm and zealous for our interest.
"7. To adjourn even to so long a day as to have time to consult us (if no other expedient will serve) rather than give way to anything contrary to your instructions.
"8. We are willing that the session continue six or seven weeks." [Ibid. p. 15.]
April 17.
Kensington.
The King to the Parliament of Scotland. The continuation of the war still hinders us from pursuing our resolution of being among you in person, therefore we have appointed the Marquis of Tweeddale to be our Commissioner, and desire you to give him entire trust and credit, for we have fully instructed him with our mind. We are not unmindful of your letter to us at the close of the last session; we are resolved to do whatsoever may be for the security of the government and satisfaction of our good subjects. [S.P. Scotland Warrant Book 16, p. 16.]
April 17.
Kensington.
Warrant to the Lords of the Treasury of Scotland for paying 500l. to the Earl of Annandale for his expenses as President of the Scotch parliament. [Ibid., p. 17.]
April 17.
Kensington.
Warrant to Sir Thomas Livingstone, commander-in-chief in Scotland, for obeying the High Commissioner's orders during the sitting of parliament, for seizing or disarming men, or quartering troops or other forces, or for any other military execution. [Ibid., p. 19.]
April 17.
Kensington.
Warrant to Major Hugh Bontine, Governor of Dumbarton Castle, for obeying orders from the Commissioner or Commander-in-chief for using his credit in convening the western shires and putting them in a military posture, in case of any disorder during the king's absence. [Ibid.]
April 17.
Kensington.
Warrant to the Privy Council of Scotland for adjourning the meeting of the General Assembly to — next, in case they receive no orders for their meeting on the 11th of July, to which day they are now adjourned, as it is necessary that the King should know what shall be done in parliament about church matters, before the necessary orders for the meeting of the Assembly can be given. [Ibid., p. 20.]
April 17.
Kensington.
Warrant to the Lords of the Treasury of Scotland for not pressing the farmers under the poll act upon their contract for payment above their collection, provided they also delay to press the country upon the head of the quadruples, as enquiry must be made into the whole matter. [Ibid., p. 21.]
April 17.
Kensington.
Docket of the warrant for a gift to Mr. John Menzies of Cambo and William Menzies, merchant in Edinburgh, of the single and life rent escheat of James Menzies, writer to the signet, now fallen into the King's hands by reason that the said James, on the 31st of July, 1690, and the 13th of October, 1691, was denounced a rebel, "and put to the horn, and through his remaining and abiding at the process of the said horn attour the space of a year and day unrelaxed therefrae." [Ibid., p. 22.]
April 17.
Whitehall.
The Duke of Shrewsbury to the Lords of the Admiralty, desiring them to give orders for furnishing Captain Van Veen, commander of a Dutch man-of-war, now at Portsmouth, with a bowsprit out of his Majesty's stores, and that the same be delivered upon condition to be returned in specie, or the value thereof paid in money. [H.O. Letter Book (Secretary's) 5, p. 128.]
April 17.
Whitehall.
The Duke of Shrewsbury to the Commissioners for the Exchange of Prisoners. The Lords of the Admiralty having sent me the letters they received from Captain Vaughan, late commander of the Dartmouth, concerning the complaints from the prisoners of both nations of the great hardships they undergo by a long and, as they think, unnecessary detention, for want of the transport ships' being more frequently sent to bring them off, and the said Lords desiring these letters may be laid before his Majesty for his further directions, I send you copies thereof, that if you have anything to represent on this occasion, his Majesty may be acquainted with it at the same time. [H.O. Letter Book (Secretary's) 5, p. 129.]
April 17.
Whitehall.
The same to the Lords of the Admiralty, enclosing an account from Mr. Meisters of sums disbursed for pilots, &c., and directing that the bill be paid by the Treasurer of the Navy, and not by the Office of Ordnance, upon Mr. Meisters' producing his voucher that the money has been expended for his Majesty's service. The account is appended. [Ibid., p. 141.]
April 17.
Whitehall.
Proceedings upon the petition of William Briggs, esq., praying to be allowed to bring a writ of error against a judgment obtained against him, in the King's Bench, by Catherine Parkins, spinster; which is granted. [S.P. Dom. Petition Entry Book 4, p. 24.]
April 17.
Kensington.
Warrant for a release to Sir Christopher Wandesford, baronet, of the King's interest in certain legacies left by Sir Christopher's grandfather, Christopher Wandesford, esquire, then Lord Deputy of Ireland, to several Irish belonging to the sept called Brenans, and forfeited to the King by their attainder. Christopher Wandesford, esquire, the grandfather, by letters patent and Acts of Parliament, possessed land called Idough or Odough [Ida], co. Kilkenny. On 2 October, 1640, he made his will, and thereby recites that he had made a deed on 24 September, 1640, conveying the premises to John, then Bishop of Derry, Sir Edward Osborne, Major Norton, and William Wandesford, esquire, for 41 years, in trust to the uses of his will, and give some legacies to several native Irish, who were then his tenants, and part of the sept called the Brenans. In the rebellion of 1641 the said Brenans possessed themselves of all the estate, and burnt and destroyed all the buildings to the value of many thousand pounds, murdered many of the English tenants, and enjoyed the greatest part of the estate for ten years after, without making any satisfaction. Several persons of that name, pretending to be the posterity of the said Brenans, obtained a decree in the Court of Chancery in Ireland against the petitioner's father, to the effect that the will ought to be performed in reference to the said legacies.
The term fixed for raising the legacies expired before the estate came to the petitioner; the sept of the Brenans, being still very numerous, are a great terror to the English inhabitants of that country, and they frequently commit many robberies and murders, and were in arms for the late King. In the beginning of the late happy revolution, the petitioner being in arms very early for William III., the said Brenans procured the Lord Tyrconnel to seize his estate as forfeited upon that account, and they then got into possession of the same again, and enjoyed it for a considerable time; the petitioner at his own charge procured the said Brenans to be outlawed for treason.
The Solicitor General's report recites the following clause of the will under which the Brenans claim: "Whereas the natives of Idough [Ida ?] called Brenans, who have for many years possessed the same, have several times refused such proffers of benefit as I thought good, out of my own private charity, to tender unto them, (not that I ever believed, either by law or equity, I could be compelled to give them any consideration at all for their pretended interest), I will my trustees, out of the devised premises of Castle Cumor [Castlecomer], shall pay to so many of them or to their children as by a commission directed out of the Court of Chancery shall be found to have been the reputed possessors of the land at the time of the finding of the office of Idough [Ida?], dated 21 May, 1635, so much money severally, as a lease for twenty-one years of the moiety of those lands so in their possessions respectively shall be by the said commissioners valued to have been worth to them at the finding of the said office."
The report does not show how the trust was executed, but the estate had been in the hands of the petitioner's family since the said Christopher's death, except during the rebellion of 1641, and the late rebellion. One Charles Brenan, and twenty-two persons of that name, did, in Trinity Term, 1679, exhibit a bill against the petitioner's father, Sir Christopher Wandesford, in the Court of Chancery of Ireland; the court ordered the legacies to be paid on the plaintiffs' showing what their ancestors possessed and what these possessions were worth on 21 May, 1635. It was referred to four masters of the said court, or any two of them, to enquire into the matters aforesaid; but it does not appear that there were any proceedings upon the said reference.
Sir Christopher, the father, died on 26 February, 1686–7, and on 4 June, 1687, the said Brenans, or some of them, exhibited against the petitioner a bill of revivor. The petitioner insisted that the term of forty-one years, made by his grandfather for satisfying the legacies, was expired in 1681, and pleads a settlement of the estate, 30 September, 1640, by his grandfather, and another settlement made in 1652 by his father, upon his marriage with Helen, daughter of Sir John Lowther; but particularly that his father, in 1683, in consideration of a marriage between the petitioner and Elizabeth Mountague, daughter of George Mountague, esquire, settled the said territory on the petitioner.
After the abdication, at which time the petitioner was forced to withdraw into England by the calamities of the times, the persons hereafter named, who were all or most of them plaintiffs against the petitioner and his father, and inhabitants of the county of Kilkenny, were indicted for high treason in the late rebellion and outlawed, viz.: John Brenan, late of Lovin, co. Kilkenny, gentleman; John Brenan, late of Crott, gent.; Owen Brenan, late of Kildonoghinkelly, gent.; James Brenan, late of Dunegall [Donegal ?], gent.; Farr Brenan, late of Crottenclogh, gent.; Patrick Brenan, late of Cloneen, gent.; Loghlin Brenan, late of the same, gent.; Loghlin Brenan, son of James, late of the same, gent.; Margaret Brenan, late of Kildonoghinkelly; Mortagh Brenan, late of Killrobbins, gent.; Annascas Brenan, late of the same; Donagh and Dennis Brenan, late of Ratheally, gentlemen; Ellinor Brenan, late of Dungillinagh, spinster; William Brenan Fitz John and James Brenan, late of Smithstown, gentlemen; Margaret Brenan, late of Turland, spinster; Edward Brenan, late of Ballyhoman; Donogh Brenan, late of Ardree; John Brenan, late of Kilkenny; Edmond Brenan, late of Smithstown; and Tirlagh Brenan, late of Crutton, gentlemen. The estates of all these persons were found to be forfeited to the Crown upon an enquiry held at Kilkenny, 23 May, 1694.
The Solicitor-General is of opinion that the said decree for the Brenans might be revived and executed against the petitioner's father and his executors, who had the profits of the estate during the lease of forty-one years, if it could be known which were the true Brenans; but that depends on a fact which can hardly now be known, viz., who were the proprietors of the lands in that barony in 1635. [S.P. Dom. Signet Office 13, p. 208.]
April 17.
Belfast.
Henry Livingston, Alexander Hutcheson, John Frieland, William Adair, John McBride, Francis Iredell, Arch. Hamilton, Robert Henry, Presbyterian ministers, to Mr. Vernon, thanking him for contributing to obtain the King's grant for continuation of his bounty to them, of which they had been informed by Mr. Robert Henry, of Dublin. [S.P. Ireland 357, No. 19.]
April 18.
Dublin Castle.
The Lords Justices of Ireland to the Duke of Shrewsbury. On the 13th instant we desired you to move the King that two fourthrate ships might be ordered hither to guard the northern seas, for security of the merchants trading to and from the West Indies, "who come north about between Scotland and Ireland"; since which the commissioners of the revenue have presented to us a memorial, showing the great necessity that such ships should be hastened hither. By letters of the 11th from Kerry, we are told that seven or eight small French privateers had arrived on that coast and landed two hundred men at Ballyneshelig, plundering and robbing the country, and that such of the proclaimed Tories as were in those parts had joined them in order to get away to France. Therefore we repeat our request that two fourth-rate frigates, for a guard for the northern seas, and a small sixth-rate, for the security of this harbour, may be ordered here with all expedition, which, with those ships under our direction, will secure the channel and the northern passage, though the western and southern coast will be left naked. [Ibid., No. 20.]
Enclosing a copy of the memorial of the Commissioners of the Revenue, dated at Dublin, 13 April, 1695, about ships to guard the coast northward. [Ibid., No. 20 i.]
April 18.
Kensington.
Warrant for holding a court-martial under Colonel Sir John Jacob, bart., upon Tobias le Roy alias Bourke, who has lately come out of France, and has been seized in the Tower Hamlets with a commission from the French King, whose subject he owns himself to be, as he may be justly deemed a spy with treacherous designs against the King's person and government. [H.O. Military Entry Book 4, p. 125.]
April 18.
Whitehall.
Passes for Mr. Diedrich Beckoff, a subject of the King of Sweden, to go to Harwich and Holland; for Lewis Langloos and Peter Fleming to go to Gravesend and Holland [S.P. Dom. Warrant Book 37, p. 336]; for Mons. St. Romain, a French refugee, to go to Harwich or Gravesend for Holland; and for Cornelia Cordes and Clara de Wolf, Dutch women, to go to Harwich, or the river, for Holland [Ibid., p. 337].
April 19.
Whitehall.
Passes for Michael Girard, a watchmaker and a protestant, to go to Harwich or Gravesend for Holland; for James Flaman, a weaver, and Margaret, his wife, to go to Harwich and Holland [Ibid.]; for Mary Jones and her two children, and Mary Corff, to go to Harwich or Gravesend for Holland [Ibid. p. 338]; and for Neton Jacobs to go to Holland [Ibid. 40, p. 48].
April 19.
Whitehall.
Warrant to William Knight for the apprehension of Joseph Bradshaw, for making an assault upon, and dangerously wounding, John Swift, marshal and keeper of the prison in the Savoy, and breaking open the prison doors, whereby divers prisoners, in his custody for high treason, made their escape. [Ibid. 39, p. 196.]
April 19.
Whitehall.
The Duke of Shrewsbury to the Lords of the Admiralty, desiring them to appoint Sir George Rooke to command the convoy which is to attend the King in his passage to Holland. [H.O. Letter Book (Secretary's) 5, p. 129.]
April 19.
Whitehall.
Proceedings upon the petition of Arthur, Lord Irvine, of the kingdom of Scotland. Shows that there was a difference between him and Sir William Lowther of Swillington touching a way, and that several indictments have been preferred against him, whereof he has been twice acquitted; and that, upon occasion of the said difference, the petitioner and the said Sir William, being at a sessions of the peace at Leeds, by reason of some hot words between them, the said Sir William pretends to have been assaulted, for which he has indicted petitioner in the Crown Office. The same being a malicious prosecution, he prays for a nolle prosequi. Referred, for report, to Attorney or Solicitor-General. [S.P. Dom. Petition Entry Book 3, p. 121.]
April 20.
Whitehall.
Proceedings upon the petition of John Price, tailor, showing that he was always "a very careful and industrious painstaker for a poor subsistence at his calling"; but being now at the age of sixty-seven years and upwards, and his sight so decayed that he is almost blind, he prays an almsman's place in Christ Church, Canterbury, which is granted. [Ibid., p. 125.]
April 20.
Kensington.
Commission for Thomas Panton to be captain of the Earl of Warwick's late troop in Brigadier General Henry Lumley's regiment of horse. [H.O. Military Entry Book 4, p. 121.]
April 20.
Whitehall.
The Duke of Shrewsbury to the Lords Justices of Ireland, acquainting them that the King has not come to any decision how the great sum of money required for artillery and stores for Ireland shall be furnished. [S.P. Ireland King's Letter Book 2, p. 31.]
April 20.
Whitehall.
Passes for John Barnel to embark at Harwich or Gravesend for Holland [S.P. Dom. Warrant Book 37, p. 338]; for Mr. Peter Bourguignon to go to Harwich for Holland [Ibid., p. 340]; and for John Steen and Hendrick van Erbervelt to go to Holland [Ibid. 40, p. 49].
April 21.
Whitehall.
The Duke of Shrewsbury to the Lords of the Admiralty. Being informed that Thomas Hoskins and Robert Smith, of Dover, mariners, are bound by recognizance to appear at the next assizes to be held for the county of Kent, to give evidence for his Majesty against several criminals who are then to be prosecuted, I desire you to give protections to the said Hoskins and Smith that they be not pressed into the sea service till those trials are over. [H.O. Letter Book (Secretary's) 5, p. 131.]
April 21.
Kensington.
Commission for James Plunket to be captain of Captain Christopher Billop's late company in the Marquis of Carmarthen's first marine regiment of foot. [H.O. Military Entry Book 3, p. 152.]
April 22.
Kensington.
Commissions for Henry Poilblanc to be ensign of Captain John Granville's company in Sir Bevill Granville's regiment; for Richard Rogers to be lieutenant of Captain Bernard Granville's company in the same regiment [Ibid. 4, p. 120]; for William Watkins to be lieutenant of Lieutenant-Colonel Thomas Hopson's company in the Earl of Romney's first regiment of foot guards; for Edward Whitteron to be ensign to Colonel William Matthew's company in the Coldstreamer's regiment of foot commanded by Lord Cutts [Ibid., p. 121]; for Peter Mailhe to be quartermaster in Captain Verangle's troop in Viscount Galway's regiment; for Gilbert Barrington to be ensign in Brigadier General Thomas Earle's company and regiment [Ibid., p. 124]; for Richard Henning to be captain of Captain Thomas Geohagan's company in the same regiment; for Joseph Dolling to be captain lieutenant in Brigadier General Earle's company and regiment; for Andrew Eltick to be lieutenant of Captain John Symons's company in the same regiment; for — Hastings to be lieutenant of Captain Dalicot's company in the same regiment; and for John Williams to be ensign of Captain Wagot's company in the same regiment [Ibid., p. 136].
April 22.
Whitehall.
Proceedings upon the petition of William Emerson. Shows that he has for some time been employed in keeping and looking after the King's gate "coming from Kensington to Hyde Park," as also the new gate of his Majesty's garden there; and that for such purpose he keeps constantly two servants, who are always ready, day and night, to open or shut the said gates upon all occasions. Having no manner of allowance for so doing, "and the charge of so great a family to maintain," he prays his Majesty to grant him an allowance of 18d. a day. Referred for report to the Officers of the Board of Green Cloth. [S.P. Dom. Petition Entry Book 3, p. 123.]
April 22.
Whitehall.
Proceedings upon the petition of James Zouch, esq., showing that he is seised in fee tail, by virtue of letters patent from King James I., of the manors of Woking, Cobham, Bisley and Bagshot, and the hundreds of Woking, Blackheath and Wotton in Surrey; the reversion being in the Crown, he cannot cut the entail or pay his debts. He prays for the reversion of the said manors. Referred for report to the Lords of the Treasury. [Ibid., p. 124.]
April 22.
Kensington.
Warrant for the election of James Lloyd to be a child on the foundation of the Charterhouse. [H.O. King's Letter Book 1, p. 61.]
April 22.
Whitehall.
The Duke of Shrewsbury to the Bailiff of Lydd. I have received your letter of the 17th inst., and the persons therein mentioned arrived yesterday. Most of them are known to some French protestants residing here, and those I have discharged, upon their certifying in their behalf, and the like will be done with such of the rest of them as have friends to appear for them. You have done very well in taking this method to send them hither, and you will continue it as any more arrive under the like circumstances, in order that due care may be taken not to admit any but those who can justify themselves that they come over only on account of their religion. The two persons you gave notice of to Mr. Secretary Trenchard are arrived here with the messengers I sent for them. I am glad to find a magistrate so industrious and zealous for his Majesty's service, and I find there is occasion for such in those parts, from whence the enemies of the government have of late carried on most of their correspondence, together with their prohibited trade, by means of the boats and vessels that arrive so frequently from France. [H.O. Letter Book (Secretary's) 5, p. 130.]
April 22.
Whitehall.
The same to the Mayor of Hastings. I have received your letter of the 19th inst., with the enclosed account of the two English mariners. I think there was no danger in discharging these persons, who could give so good an account of themselves; but when any arrive that are more to be suspected, it will be for his Majesty's service that they be secured. [Ibid., p. 131.]
April 22.
Whitehall.
The same to the Mayor of Canterbury. Being informed that Thomas Hoskins and Robert Smith are lately secured by you in order to be sent to sea, I thought fit to acquaint you that they are bound by recognizances to appear as witnesses at the next assizes for the county of Kent, against several criminals now under prosecution; and therefore I shall be obliged to write to the Lords of the Admiralty to grant them protections till the said trials are over. The messengers are come up with the four horses, and they are put into his Majesty's stables. Colonel Lee has given me a later information of Patrick White and one from Edward Giles. I suppose the Recorder will think his case bailable if he has good security to offer, and my opinion is he ought to answer at the assizes. [Ibid., p. 132.]
April 22.
Whitehall.
Warrant for payment of extraordinary expenses of Lord Paget, Ambassador Extraordinary to the Grand Signor, which were omitted in his last bill, commencing 2 March, 1692, and ending on the day of his arrival at the Ottoman Porte. [S.P. Dom. Warrant Book 40, p. 50.]
April 22.
Whitehall.
Passes for Mr. Zachary Sedgwick and Tartar, an Armenian, his servant, to go to Harwich or Gravesend for Holland; for Sir Bevil Granville and five servants to go to Harwich or Gravesend for Holland or Flanders; for Jacob Tervisen and Abraham Abrahamse, Dutch seamen, to go to Harwich or Gravesend for Holland [Ibid. 37, p. 338]; for John Reyman, a subject of the Elector of Brandenburg, and Aryan Symonds, a Dutch soldier's wife, and her three children, ditto [Ibid., p. 339]; for Mr. Francis Steyarte and Captain Peter Ente, two Spaniards, ditto [Ibid., p. 341]; and for Henrick Wetekens to go to Holland [Ibid. 40, p. 49].
April 23.
Whitehall.
Passes for Joseph Barbamina, with his wife and one child, and Martin Jansz, citizens of Amsterdam, and Dr. Thomas Lawrence, Dr. John le Cane and Mr. Charles Milburne, an apothecary, to go to Harwich or Gravesend for Holland or Flanders [Ibid. 37, p. 339]; for John James to go to Holland [Ibid. 40, p. 49]; and for Mr. Mollineux, Jonathan Evans, Robin Clifton and Nathaniel Stafford to go to Holland [Ibid., p. 50].
April 23.
Kensington.
Commission for Joseph Blayford to be ensign in Colonel Stanley's regiment. [H.O. Military Entry Book 4, p. 245.]
April 23. Report by Sir Charles Hedges on the petition of Joachim Wolters and others, masters of Stettin ships, recommending a nolle prosequi in consideration of the losses of the petitioners by embezzlement. [H.O. Law Papers 1, p. 59.]
April 23.
Whitehall.
The Duke of Shrewsbury to Sir Basil Dixwell. I have received your letter of the 17th inst. with the enclosed information of Edward Flint, which I have shown to Lord Chief Justice Holt, and I do not doubt but he will remember it again when the case of Pepper comes to be considered. [H.O. Letter Book (Secretary's) 5, p. 133.]
April 23.
Dublin Council Chamber.
The Lords Justices of Ireland and Sir Charles Porter, the Archbishop of Dublin, the Bishops of Meath and Kildare, Philip Savage, Sir Richard Reynell, Sir Richard Pyne, Sir John Hely, Sir Richard Cox, Richard Ingoldesby, and Walter Plunket to [the Duke of Shrewsbury]. The coin current in this kingdom, both gold and silver, has, of late, because of the great rise of the values thereof in other parts, been carried away in such quantities that it has been the general opinion, unless some speedy remedy be provided, this kingdom will be so drained of it that sufficient will not remain to carry on the necessary commerce at home, much less to manage any trade abroad, which must not only lessen his Majesty's revenue, but impoverish this kingdom.
Applications, from several persons, have been made to us that some provision might be made to obviate these evils, and we have had the same, several times, under consideration, and observe it to be the common opinion that no way will more effectually provide against the mischief than by "raising" the foreign coins in use here. We thereupon, because commerce was much influenced by the raising or lessening of the value of money, consulted with the principal traders upon this subject, and we find that it is their view that unless there be an advance in the value of the coins current here, all the specie will be carried away.
This being the general opinion, we represent the same to you to be laid before his Majesty for his directions herein, without which we cannot give any order to advance the value of the foreign coin, although the same has been sometimes done by proclamation of the government here, wherein no mention is made of any commands from the King. We should propose to put such values upon the several species as would make them bear an equal and proportionable advance to the guinea when at 25s. [S.P. Ireland 357, No. 21.] Enclosing:—
Copy of a warrant to the Council of Ireland, dated 30 Nov., 1660, to consider how coin may be brought into, and increased in Ireland. [Ibid. No. 21 i.]
April 23.
Kensington.
Warrant for an inquisition to be taken in Ireland to enquire into the claim to 7,500l. put forward by Thomas Dongan, esquire, in right of Dame Mariana Chambers, alias De Villa Labos, of London, widow of Sir Richard Chambers, baronet, from the estate now belonging to Godert, Earl of Athlone, which formerly belonged to William, Earl of Limerick, but was forfeited for high treason, and was granted to the said Earl of Athlone, 5 October, 1693. The estate is said to have been charged with the said sum by the Earl of Limerick; but as Dame Mariana is an alien, born in Spain, and not naturalized in any of the King's dominions, she is not by law capable of purchasing or taking any such estate as is granted or pretended to be granted to her. [S.P. Dom. Signet Office 13, p. 213.]
April 24.
Kensington.
Warrant for the payment of 10s. a day to Charles de Sailly on the establishment of the forces in Ireland, the same to be inserted within the military list of the French pensioners in that kingdom. [Ibid., p. 222.]
April 24.
Kensington.
Warrant to the chief officers of the army to satisfy their several captains for what shall be in any manner due to them and the respective troops under their command; and to send duplicates of the accounts to the general offices of the army in Whitehall and to the PaymasterGeneral, under pain of cashiering. Printed. [S.P. Dom. William and Mary 6, No. 28, and S.P. Dom. Proclamations 6, No. 114.]
April 24.
Whitehall.
Licence to Mr. Calmady, high sheriff of Devonshire, to live out of the county during his shrievalty. [H.O. King's Letter Book 2, p. 60.]
April 24.
Whitehall.
Proceedings upon the petition of Sir Lawrence Parsons, bart., showing that he has been a great sufferer in Ireland, and that he is charged with an arrear of crown rent, for the rectory of Dunboyne, due in 1688, amounting to 305l. 1s. 9d.; that he has petitioned the Lords Justices of Ireland, setting forth his sufferings, and that the said rectory was seized in 1689, by King James, and yielded 250l., of which he prayed allowance. His petition was referred to the Commissioners of the Revenue, who reported that they "found 200l. made by King James's receipt out of the said rectory," but the Commissioners had no power to allow the same. Referred, for report, to the Lords of the Treasury. [S.P. Dom. Petition Entry Book 3, p. 127.]
April 24.
Kensington.
Warrant for a third reprieve of the sentence of death passed on Clement Clerk. [S.P. Dom. Warrant Book 39, p. 197.]
April 24.
Whitehall.
Passes for Abraham Jansen, Leendert Jansen and Roclof Tant, Dutch seamen; the Baron de Gromkow, with his governor, gentleman and footman; John Vreeburg and Jacob Vander Beeg to embark for Holland at Harwich or Gravesend [Ibid. 37, p. 340]; and for Peter Defiguere to go to Holland [Ibid. 40, p. 50].
April 25.
Whitehall.
Passes for John George de Ponicau, a German, to go to Harwich and Holland [S.P. Dom. Warrant Book 37, p. 340]; for Pouerate Peter to go to Holland [Ibid. 40, p. 50]; and for Lewis Fauchiere to go to Portugal [Ibid. p. 51].
April 25. Warrant for the payment of two bills for stationery. [Ibid.]
April 25.
Whitehall.
Warrant to Richard Hayward to search for and seize seditious and treasonable books, papers and printing presses, together with the persons in whose custody they are found. [Ibid. 39, p. 198.]
April 25.
Whitehall.
Like warrants to Peter Tom, John Gillibrand, and Peter Newlyn. [Ibid.]
April 25.
Whitehall.
Proceedings upon the petition of Paul Jodrel, clerk of the House of Commons. Shows that Charles I., by letters patent, granted to trustees for the city of London divers manors, parcel of the Duchy of Lancaster, particularly the manors of Duffield Beaurepaire, Southwood, Edrigy, Holland and Bigging, co. Derby, under fee farms amounting to 138l., which is now settled upon the Queen Dowager. The said manors came, by divers mean conveyances, to Sir Edward [Leeke] and afterwards to Sir William his son, who enjoyed them for above forty years without dispute; and petitioner, having purchased the said manors, finds that one Wakefield, taking advantage of the fact that the said Sir William, after the restoration of Charles II., came to live in Kent, and died leaving many young children, did, in the year 1677, get a lease from the Duchy of a garden in Tutbury, and the fishing of the rivers in the above grant included for 31 years, and now sets up this lease against the petitioner's claim. The fishery is of so small value that the claim is not worth contesting, but the petitioner rather prays a confirmation to him of the original grant, and also of the reversion of the fee-farm rents after the death of the said Queen, which he has acquired by purchase. Referred, for report, to the Lords of the Treasury. [S.P. Dom. Petition Entry Book 3, p. 126.]
April 25.
Whitehall.
Proceedings upon the petition of Jeremiah Houghton, setting forth that he was keeper of the private armory at Whitehall to Charles II., and had a salary of 20l. per annum; that, in November, 1689, he was sworn and admitted keeper to the present King, and has, ever since, given his constant attendance therein, but has received no salary. He prays the same salary that his predecessor, James Parker, received. Referred as above. [Ibid. 4, p. 24.]
April 25.
Whitehall.
The Duke of Shrewsbury to the Mayor of Hastings. I have received your letter of the 22nd, and the persons mentioned in it are brought to town. But a French minister certified in their behalf that they are all protestants, and come hither only for a freedom in the profession of their religion; I have, therefore, released them, and paid your messenger the charges he says your town was at in guarding them, together with the expenses of his journey. [H.O. Letter Book (Secretary's) 5, p. 133.]
April 25.
Kensington.
Warrant for paying 1,500l. a year for seven years to James, Duke of Ormond, as a rent for all duties of prizage and butlerage on wines which belong to him in Ireland. [S.P. Dom. Signet Office 13, p. 214.]
April 25.
Kensington.
Warrant for granting to Elizabeth Villiers, spinster, the town and lands of Knockingen, containing 135 acres, being in the barony of Ballrothery, co. Dublin, and all castles, manors, and towns in which James, Duke of York, had any estate of inheritance in Ireland on the 5th of February, 1684–5. These were granted, on the 1st of June, 1693, to Henry Guy, Robert Rochfort, and Matthew Hutton, esquires, and by them conveyed to Richard Topham on the 3rd and 4th of the same month, and by the said Topham, to the said Elizabeth Villiers, on the 26th and 27th of January, 1694. [S.P. Dom. Signet Office 13, p. 216.]
April 25.
Dublin Castle.
Lord Capell to the Duke of Shrewsbury. Some time since we gave you an account of the inconveniency we foresaw would happen to us here by the price of guineas being raised in England, and not bearing the same proportion in Ireland, which account you laid before the King, and in yours of the 12th of March acquainted us with his pleasure that we might, in imitation of what was formerly done by the Earl of Radnor, when Lord-Lieutenant, give private orders to the collectors of the revenues to take guineas at such advanced rates as would hinder their exportation out of this kingdom. But although the officers of the revenue, receiver-general, and the merchants, and indeed all sorts of persons do press that the guineas may be raised accordingly, I cannot prevail to have it done, which has made all payments here at a stand, the guineas being the general cash of the kingdom, and those that are left kept up in hopes of their being raised. We have of late had this matter often under consideration, and at last agreed to write to you to move his Majesty that the foreign coins may be advanced, which will, I hope, raise the guineas. [S.P. Ireland 357, No. 22.] Enclosing:—
Sir Leonard Robinson's paper concerning raising the coin. The revenue of Ireland has, for some time past, visibly decreased, chiefly by reason of the French privateers' infesting the coast, which has shut up all foreign trade, and also by the lessening the value of Irish goods in Flanders, the chief place for vending thereof, which is now supplied with the like goods from other parts. But this decrease was not so sensibly felt as at present by a general stop to all manner of commerce within the land, which arises from the great value placed on guineas and foreign coins in England. This has given opportunity to all merchants, factors, and bankers, and others that trade to England, to transmit from Ireland guineas and all other sorts of coin. This has already drained the kingdom of the rolling cash, and the little which remains is kept up from circulating in expectation that the coins will be raised.
In times of war and necessity there is no other expedient to keep trade in motion and the nation from extreme poverty but by a supply from England, or by increasing the value of the said coins. The piece of eight Spanish passes in Ireland but for 4s. 9d., when the same piece in England yields 5s. 2d., in Flanders more, and in France 5s. 7d. The want of money in Ireland has occasioned the alteration of exchange between it and England from six or seven per cent. on that side to six or seven per cent. on this side, and dissolves all foreign trade; for merchants lose double exchange, and will not trade with Ireland unless they buy the said goods at thirteen or fourteen per cent. cheaper than formerly, which will ruin the poor tenants that produce butter, tallow, etc., the selling rate being less pro rata than the rents they are to pay their landlords.
For this reason also the great manufactures in Ireland are laid down, and many families therein employed reduced to beggary, for the products of these manufactures were generally sent to England and sold at easy rates, because the managers gained six or seven per cent, by having their money in London; but now they not only lose that profit, but are obliged to pay six per cent. to get their money back into Ireland, which exceeds their profit.
The like inconvenience falls on most of the gentlemen of Ireland, who by the late troubles were much reduced in their fortunes, and have been obliged to take up money on the security of their estates to stock the same, and who are now called upon, by those that lent the money, for repayment; they have little increase of stock to sell, there are none to buy it, and consequently the lender enters upon all, and ruin ensues.
At this time the collectors of the revenues do not receive so much as will subsist the army, most of the money paid to them is in brass halfpence, which will fall infinitely short of their subsistence if other money be not added. It is evident that before the money of Ireland was transmitted the charge of the establishment exceeded the revenue by about 80,000l. per annum. [S.P. Ireland 357, No. 22 i.]
April 25.
Dublin Castle.
Lord Capell to the Duke of Shrewsbury. Lieutenant-Colonel St. George and the other officers mentioned in yours of 16th March being with their regiment at Galway, I could not sooner give you an account of the King's commands concerning the payment to Mrs. Masterson of the money which was taken from her husband, upon surrender of his ship. Lieutenant-Colonel St. George has been here, and tells me that Captain Masterson gave him but thirty-nine guineas, and he has returned them readily to his wife again. Captain Gore has also been with me, and declared that by the order of the lieutenantcolonel he searched the prisoners and found among them only three French crowns, and that he had no money from Captain Masterson. But if it be his Majesty's pleasure he is willing to pay Mrs. Masterson twelve guineas, and has actually paid her nineteen guineas from Captain Stirling, being what he had from her husband. For the rest of the money I believe Captain Masterson had not two hundred guineas; for, in a letter his wife showed me, he mentions the guineas taken from him by three officers and about 30l. more lost in the scuffle, but charges nobody with it. All the officers promise to comply with his Majesty's commands to keep it secret, and so does Mrs. Masterson, for if it were known that she had this money her friends would no longer supply her in her necessity. [Ibid., No. 23.]
April 26.
Kensington.
Warrant for the consideration of the claim of Arthur French, mayor of Galway, when it was surrendered to the King, and of James Farrell. In consideration of the good services performed by the petitioner, Arthur French, he had a particular grant from General Ginkle to free him and the estate of his now wife's orphans (whereof the petitioner James Farrell is one) from forfeiture, but Iriell (sic) Farrell, late father of the said James, continues outlawed for high treason, which deprives him of the said General's grant. [S.P. Ireland, King's Letter Book 2, p. 33.]
April 26.
Whitehall.
The Duke of Shrewsbury to the Attorney General, sending the draft of a warrant, prepared by the Secretary of War, to call a court-martial for trying spies, and desiring his opinion on it before presentation to the King for signature. [H.O. Letter Book (Secretary's) 5, p. 134.]
April 26.
Whitehall.
Passes for Mrs. Susanna Tugis, an old French protestant, and Mr. Mathew Howard and a servant, to go to Harwich or Gravesend for Holland [S.P. Dom. Warrant Book 37, p. 341]; for Johan Van Somer, Pieter Cornelissen and Cobes Esmet, three Dutch seamen, to go to Harwich for Holland [Ibid., p. 342]; and for Peter de l'Epine, his wife and a child, to go to Holland [Ibid. 40, p. 51].
April 27.
Kensington.
Warrant for the grant of a pardon and reversal of outlawry to Robert Porter, who for seventeen years was agent for the Earl of Kildare. The said Earl's tenants elected Porter a burgess for the corporation of Kildare in the late pretended Parliament, but he had no estate in Ireland, and never took up arms against the King. After the battle of the Boyne he submitted to the government, and, in August, 1690, having a pass, went to London and stayed there until Ireland was reduced; whilst there he was indicted and outlawed for high treason on account of his being a member of the pretended Parliament. [S.P. Dom. Signet Office 13, p. 219.]
April 27.
Kensington.
Warrant for remitting and releasing to Thomas Keightley, esquire, the sum of 529l. 11s. 6d. per year, being the amount reserved to the Crown out of a rent of 1,356l. 10s. upon certain forfeited lands which were granted to the said Thomas in custodiam for three years from 1st May, 1694. [Ibid., p. 224.]
Appended is a schedule of the said lands, in the counties Louth, Meath, Kildare, Wicklow, West Meath and Dublin, formerly belonging to Christopher Cheevers, Roger Bellew, Nicholas Darcy, Patrick Sarsfield, Lawrence Eustace, William Talbot, Michael and William Dardis, Redmond and Hugh Mulledy, Garret Dillon, Patrick Evered, Christopher Hussey, James Hussey, Walter Nangle, Peter Dillon, Manus Connell, Adam Crompe, Michael Chamberlain and Christopher Evers. [Ibid., p. 225.]
April 27.
Kensington.
Warrant for appointing Bennet Scroggs, D.D., senior fellow in Trinity College, Dublin, professor of Hebrew in the same college, upon the first vacancy. [S.P. Ireland King's Letter Book 2, p. 32.]
April 27.
Kensington.
Warrant to the Privy Council of Scotland for adding Sir Robert Cheesly, lord provost of Edinburgh, to their number, and for all provosts of Edinburgh hereafter to be members of the Privy Council, while they are provosts. [S.P. Scotland Warrant Book 16, p. 23.]
April 27.
Kensington.
Warrant to the same for allowing the officers of the regiments in Scotland a month more for recruiting their regiments. [Ibid., p. 24.]
April 27.
Kensington.
Warrant to the same for appointing some of their number, together with lawyers, to peruse the rights of the Duke of Lennox to several jurisdictions, places and governments granted and confirmed to him by the King's predecessors, and for drawing "a signature of confirmation thereof." [Ibid.]
April 27.
Kensington.
Warrant to the same for granting six months' further liberty to the Duke of Gordon, who, on the 26th of February last, was granted the liberty of Edinburgh, and four miles round, till the 1st of June next, he finding surety to live peaceably within the bounds of his said confinement, and on that day to re-enter Edinburgh Castle as a prisoner. [S.P. Scotland Warrant Book 16, p. 25.]
April 27.
Kensington.
Warrant to the Lords of the Treasury of Scotland for farming, by roup, the rents formerly belonging to the archbishops and bishops of Scotland, and for laying down rules for renewing the leases of teinds formerly belonging to the bishops, in the manner most advantageous to the King, at least upon the foot upon which the bishops granted them; and for renewing, according to these rules, such leases as are already fallen, and others when they do fall, one rule being that the proprietors have the first offer of their teinds. Directing also that the money got by such leases be only disposed of by the King's particular order, that more care shall be taken of the castles, and that when more arms are required from Holland, they write so much to the King. [Ibid., p. 26.]
April 27.
Kensington.
Warrant to the same for "exeeming" the garrison of Fort William from paying excise on malt or liquor, because it will be so heavy upon them, on account of their distance, that the common soldiers will have to drink water only, and for granting to the tacksmen of the excise, with whom they have contracted, for two years, being what is to run of their tack, a rebatement of 90l. per annum. [Ibid., p. 27.]
April 27.
Kensington.
Warrant to the same for paying the Earl of Argyll the duties due to him out of the estate of Captain Clan Ronald. [Ibid., p. 28.]
April 27.
Kensington.
Warrant to the same for paying to Sir James Ogilvie, his Majesty's solicitor, his disbursements necessary for carrying on processes, and maintaining witnesses. [Ibid., p. 29.]
April 27.
Kensington.
Warrant to the officers of the Exchequer of Scotland, discharging the passing of papers signed by the King after the 1st of May next, unless they be presented within six months after their date. [Ibid., p. 30.]
April 27.
Kensington.
Warrant to the same, requiring them to take into their consideration the abuses or hardships that are the ordinary consequences of gifts of escheat and recognitions, and when they have found rules for remedying the same to represent them to the King. [Ibid., p. 31.]
April 27.
Kensington.
Warrant to the same, approving a tack (granted by Mr. George Guthrie, minister at Oxnam, to the Earl of Roxburgh) of the parsonage and vicarage teinds of the lands and barony of Iplenderleith, Over and Nether Heindhopes and all other lands in the parish of Oxnam, whereof his Majesty is patron. [Ibid., p. 32.]
April 27.
Kensington.
Warrant to the Commissioners for plantation of Kirks and valuation of Teinds for adding the member of parliament for Dunbar and another person to their number, in the places of the Duke of Hamilton and George Stirling, one of the members of parliament for Edinburgh, both deceased. [Ibid., p. 33.]
April 27.
Kensington.
Warrant to the Commissioners of Justiciary of Scotland for paying 10l. yearly to their under-clerk, and 5l. yearly to each of their macers, in addition to their present salaries, out of the fines inflicted by them. [S.P. Scotland Warrant Book 16, p. 34.]
April 27.
Whitehall and Kensington.
Passes for Mr. James Leyell, a subject of the King of Sweden, to go to Harwich or Gravesend for Holland [S.P. Dom. Warrant Book 37, p. 341]; for Mr. Francis Simeons, Pedro Francesco Zoppo and Don Fernando de Silva, a Spanish gentleman, with eight servants, to go to Harwich or Gravesend for Holland or Flanders [Ibid., p. 342]; for Thomas Woodcock to take on board any of the ships appointed for the exchange of prisoners, sixteen couple of dogs to Calais or Dunkirk, and there to receive a couple of dogs and a mare, provided he does not land in France [Ibid., p. 343]; and for Jean Yardin, Maria Sauvage and Magdalene Morfort, and Mrs. de Baudissin and two servants to go to Holland [Ibid. 40, p. 51].
April 27.
Whitehall.
Warrant for the payment of extraordinary expenses, incurred by Hugh Greg, his Majesty's resident at the court of Denmark, from 1 October, 1694, to 1 April, 1695. [Ibid. 39, p. 199.]
April 28.
Kensington.
Warrant for the hearing in Council of the petition of Arthur French and James Farrell; duplicate of the warrant for the same purpose of the 26th inst. ante, p. 442. [S.P. Dom. Signet Office 13, p. 227.]
April 28.
Whitehall.
Pass for Marguerita Fouquet, a French protestant, to go to Harwich or Gravesend for Holland. [S.P. Dom. Warrant Book 37, p. 343.]
April 29.
Kensington.
Warrant approving articles for the regulation of judicatories of Scotland, propounded with the advice and consent of parliament. [S.P. Scotland Warrant Book 16, p. 34.]
April 29.
Kensington.
The abovesaid regulations. [Ibid., p. 35.]
April 29.
Kensington.
Warrant approving the proceedings of judicatories in Scotland. [Ibid., p. 45.]
April 29.
Kensington.
Warrant for a [renewed] commission to the Marquis of Tweeddale, the Duke of Queensberry, the Earls of Linlithgow, Lothian, —, Kintore and Breadalbane, the Viscounts of Tarbat and Stair, Lords Belhaven, Carmichael, and Polwarth, Sir John Lauder of Fountenhall, Mr. James Falconar of Phesdo, Sir Archibald Murray of Blackbarony, Sir Robert Sinclair of Stevenstoun and Sir James Ogilvie and others, for stating and auditing the accounts of the Treasury to the 3 March, 1692, a former commission dated 31 January, 1694, which was to endure only for one year, having elapsed before these accounts had been stated and finished. [Ibid., p. 46.]
April 29.
Kensington.
Warrant for a commission to the Earl of Annandale, Lords Polwarth, Carmichael, Murray, Yester and Ruthven, Sir James Stewart, his Majesty's advocate, Adam Cockburn of Ormstown, lord justice clerk, — of Ranquillor, Sir William Hamilton of Whitelow, senators of the college of justice, Sir James Ogilvie and Master Francis Montgomery, for auditing the accounts of the Lords of the present Treasury of Scotland, since their commission to 1 May next. [Ibid., p. 49.]
April 29.
Kensington.
Warrant for a commission to the Marquis of Tweeddale and others, for enquiring into the slaughter of the MacDonalds and others in Glencoe, 1692, the inquiry made by the Duke of Hamilton, deceased, and others in 1693, being defective. [S.P. Scotland Warrant Book 16, p. 52.]
April 29.
Kensington.
Warrant for appointing Mr. Alexander Lorimer second master and professor of divinity in the new college of the University of St. Andrews, for life. [Ibid., p. 54.]
April 29.
Kensington.
Docket of a warrant for granting 300l. yearly to the principal, professors and masters of St. Andrew's University as their share of the 1,200l. formerly granted by the King to the Universities and Colleges of St. Andrews, Aberdeen, Glasgow and Edinburgh, to be assigned as follows, viz., to each of the two principals of St. Salvator's and St. Leonard's Colleges, 16l.; to each of the four professors of philosophy in each of the said two colleges, 12l.; to each of the two professors of humanity in the said colleges, 6l.; to the professor of oriental languages in the new college, 25l.; to each of nine bursars of divinity in the said new college, 15l. The bursars are to be presented by the principals of the said three colleges, and are to continue in their bursaries four years at furthest. [Ibid., p. 55.]
April 29.
Kensington.
Docket for a like warrant for a gift of 300l. yearly to the University of Aberdeen; the rates of distribution are left blank. [Ibid., p. 56.]
April 29.
Kensington.
Warrant for a remission of treason to James Montgomery, son of Major-General Montgomery, deceased, by reason of his remaining in France after the expiry of the time prescribed for his Majesty's subjects to leave that kingdom, associating himself with the rebels and his Majesty's enemies therein, and entering the French king's service, and fighting against his Majesty's forces in Catalonia, Flanders or elsewhere. [Ibid., p. 58.]
April 29.
Kensington.
Docket for a like warrant for a remission of treason to — Menzies, son of — Menzies of —. [Ibid., p. 59.]
April 29.
Kensington.
Five dockets of blank warrants for similar remissions. [Ibid., pp. 60–64.]
April 29.
Kensington.
Warrant for a yearly pension of 140l. to the Earl of Morton in addition to his present pension of 360l., in consideration of his claim upon the islands of Orkney and Zetland, and of "the low condition" of the family of Morton. [Ibid., p. 65.]
April 29.
Kensington.
Docket of a warrant for a yearly pension of 200l. to the Earl of Glencairn. [Ibid., p. 66.]
April 29.
Kensington.
Docket of the warrant for a yearly pension of 150l. to Commissary Alexander Monro, of Bearcrofts. [Ibid., p. 67.]
April 29.
Kensington.
Warrant to the Lords of the Treasury of Scotland for paying 100l. to Mr. Grahame, late Bishop of the Isles, in consideration of his peaceable and dutiful behaviour and necessitous position. [Ibid.]
April 29.
Kensington.
Warrant to the same for paying 40l. to Mr. Sheels, formerly minister in East Lothian, or to Mr. William Baillie, advocate, in his behalf. [Ibid., p. 68.]
April 29.
Kensington.
Warrant to the Lords of the Treasury of Scotland for paying 100l to Lady Margaret Blair. [S.P. Scotland Warrant Book 16, p. 69.]
April 29.
Kensington.
Warrant to the same for paying 100l. to Lady Napier. [Ibid.]
April 29.
Kensington.
Warrant to the same for paying 100l. to Lady Margaret Hay and her sister. [Ibid., p. 70.]
April 29.
Kensington.
Warrant to the same for paying 100l. to Dr. Andrew Hamilton, now an inhabitant of Geneva, in consideration of services. [Ibid.]
April 29.
Kensington.
Like warrant for a similar payment to Lady Tillicontrie, till the losses of herself and her family by the Highland rebellion be taken into consideration. [Ibid., p. 71.]
April 29.
Kensington.
Warrant to the Lords of the Treasury of Scotland for ordering a captain's pay to Captain Dunbar of Colonel Buchan's regiment (home on account of ill-health) from the 1st of April until he get a company, and for signifying to Sir Thomas Livingstone that the said Captain Dunbar be put in the first vacancy. [Ibid.]
April 29.
Kensington.
Warrant to George Baillie of Jerviswood, receiver of the rents and revenues in Scotland, for paying 120l. to Sir Godfrey Kneller for two pictures of which the Lord Chancellor will give him an account, and for paying the charges of sending them home. [Ibid., p. 72.]
April 29.
Kensington.
Warrant to the Lords of the Treasury of Scotland for paying Henry Douglas, one of the keepers of the signet, his half-year's salary as keeper of the treasury register. [Ibid.]
April 29.
Kensington.
Warrant for appointing Mr. Robert Pringle, advocate, undersecretary for Scotland. [Ibid., p. 73.]
April 29.
Kensington.
Warrant for an exoneration in favour of the Earl of Argyll "of all feu, blench or teind duties, taxt ward duties, tack or other duties, kains or casualties payable to the King, except the duties payable formerly to the bishops," from 1693 to 1694. [Ibid., p. 75.]
April 29.
Kensington.
Warrant for a gift to George Allardice, of that ilk, of the ward and non-entry duties of the lands and barony of Allardice for all years that the said lands have been in the King's hands, by reason of ward and non-entry, since the decease of John Allardice, his brothergerman, or of Sir John Allardice, his father, or any other of his predecessors, last lawful possessors of the same. [Ibid., p. 77.]
April 29.
Kensington.
Warrant for a gift to Henry Innes, the younger, of Innes, of 9,173l. 5s. 10d. Scotch money, contained in a heritable bond granted by Sir Robert Innes of Innes, deceased, and Sir James Innes, his eldest lawful son, to Sir James Calder of Muirtown, dated 17 March, 1681, now belonging to the King through the said Sir James Calder being guilty of usury, by the laws of Scotland. [Ibid., p. 79.]
April 29.
Kensington.
Warrant to the Lords of the Treasury of Scotland for granting an acquittance to Mr. Archibald Sinclair, advocate, of the bond which he gave by their order to James Row, storekeeper of Edinburgh Castle, after the decease of George Sinclair, his brother, late collector of the customs at Glasgow. [Ibid., p. 81.]
April 29.
Kensington.
Docket of the warrant for a gift of the "single escheat" of the deceased John, Lord Bargeny in favour of Mr. Archibald Sinclair, advocate, and for appointing the Lords of the Treasury and Exchequer of Scotland to take "back-bond" from him. The warrant also provides that he, being paid and relieved of what debts he was creditor in or cautioner for the deceased master of Bargeny, and being satisfied and paid the ward duties of the 10l. land of Conrie and Conrie Milne, to which the said Mr. Sinclair has right by the King's gift of the ward of the heir of the deceased Sir John Kennedy of Garvanmains, which duties, during the ward, were uplifted by the said deceased Lord Bargeny, the surplus benefit of the said gift shall be applied as the said Lords shall think fit. [S.P. Scotland Warrant Book 16, p. 82.]
April 29.
Kensington.
Docket of the warrant for a gift to — of the office of clerkship and keeping the cocket seal from the town and port of Inverkeithing to the water of Leven. [Ibid.]
April 29.
Kensington.
Docket of the warrant for a gift to Sir Thomas Livingstone, commander-in-chief in Scotland, of the lands, baronies and lordship of Urquhart, Fyvie alias Formartine (containing the lands etc. named in the contract made between the Earl of Dunfermline and the Earls of Callendar and Tweeddale and Mr. Hugh Montgomery, afterwards Earl of Eglinton, all since deceased), and Dalgety, and all other lands, etc., belonging to the late Earl of Dunfermline, now forfeited to the King on account of the rebellion and treason of the said late Earl. [Ibid., p. 83.]
April 29.
Kensington.
Docket of the warrant for a charter in favour of William Fairly of Brounisfield of the lands of Brounisfield, proceeding upon the resignation of Alexander Lauder of Haltoun, deceased, by virtue of the late Act of Parliament in favour of the said William Fairly, as heir to Sir William Fairlie of Brounisfield, deceased, "his good sir"; and also for a new gift of the said lands, and dispensation for a sasine to be taken at the manor place of Brounisfield; to be held of the King for service of ward and relief; and for changing the said holding from simple ward to taxt ward, and for a dispensation for the heirs to enter notwithstanding their minority. [Ibid., p. 84.]
April 29.
Kensington.
Docket of the warrant for a charter in favour of Sir Colin Campbell of Aberuchill, bart., one of the senators of the college of justice, and James Campbell, his son and heir, of the lands and baronies of Aberuchill, the burgh of barony of Inveruchill and Kilbryd, the free forest of Bemhalton, the office of justiciary of the barony of Kilbryd, and lands of the Ros, now called Roscarn, a fourth part of the lands of Migar, the lands of Tomperan, Wester, Aberlednok, Cambusmore and Cambusbeg, and certain other lands, "proceeding upon the said Sir Colin Campbell's, and certain other persons' resignations, reserving the said Sir Colin's life rent of the whole, and his lady's of the old barony of Kilbryd, with a faculty for altering the tailie, disponing, burdening, and affecting the lands and baronies aforesaid by the said Sir Colin alone, even upon death-bed." [Ibid., p. 85.]
April 29.
Kensington.
Docket of a warrant for a charter to John Crombie, sheriff clerk of Roxburgh, of the lands of Overtoune, with the manor place, &c., and Quarrellbuss, Foulshiels, Floors and Hallyards, formerly disponed to Andrew Ainslie, deceased, of Blackhill, and his son, and bounded conform to a charter dated 17 December, 1671, all in the parish of Oxnam, and sherifdom of Roxburgh, proceeding upon the resignations of Mr. George Scott of Bonraw, Christian Rutherford, relict of the said Andrew Ainsley, for life rent, and William Ainsley of Blackhill, her son, by right derived from James and Adam Murray, late of Overtoune; with a new gift, &c. [S.P. Scotland Warrant Book 16, p. 86.]
April 29.
Kensington.
Warrant to the Lords of the Treasury of Scotland for demolishing the buildings upon the Bass, and removing the materials and the guns therefrom. [Ibid., p. 87.]
April 29.
Kensington.
Warrant to the same for paying the Duke of Queensberry what money shall be found necessary for having the trumpets, with their banners, and the kettle-drums in order against the sitting of Parliament, and for paying 10l. to Richard Goddard in the same connection. [Ibid., p. 89.]
April 29.
Kensington.
Commissions for David Newlands to be adjutant of Colonel Sir John Hill's regiment of foot; for John Creighton to be second lieutenant of Captain Alexander Anderson's company of grenadiers, in the same regiment; for Simeon Frazer to be first lieutenant of the company of grenadiers in Lord Murray's regiment, in place of David Stewart; for Archibald Douglas to be lieutenant of Lieutenant Colonel James Bruce's company in Sir William Douglas's regiment; for George Agnew to be ensign of Captain John Campbell's company in Sir William Douglas's regiment; for some person unnamed to be ensign of a company, in Lord Lindsay's regiment, in place of —Hepburn [Ibid., p. 88]; for John Winn to be ensign of Lieutenant Colonel Thomas King's company in the Earl of Romney's first regiment of foot guards [H.O. Military Entry Book 4, p. 122]; and for Thomas Ferrers to be lieutenant of Lieutenant Colonel Charles Robinson's company in the same regiment, and to take his rank as captain of foot from the date of this commission [Ibid., p. 124].
April 29.
Whitehall.
Passes for Mr. Edward Young and one servant to go to Harwich and Holland; for Mr. Charles Macarthy to embark with his servant at Chester or Holy Head for Ireland; for Janne Lugon, John Samuel Lugon, her son, Jane Langer and Mary Chovan to go to Gravesend for Holland [S.P. Dom. Warrant Book 37, p. 344]; for Mr. John de la Grange, an officer in the Count de Nassau's regiment, with Paul Louis his servant, to embark at Harwich or Gravesend for Holland [Ibid., p. 345]; for Mr. James Porten, ditto; and for Peter Pratt and Catherine, his wife, two French protestants, to go to Harwich and Holland [Ibid., p. 346].
April 30.
Whitehall.
The Duke of Shrewsbury to the Lords of the Treasury, enclosing a paper of Mr. Smith's, concerning the persons sent for from Ireland to give evidence at Mr. Crosby's trial. These persons preparing now to return home, his Majesty would have them satisfied, as far as is reasonable, for their journey and attendance. [H.O. Letter Book (Secretary's) 5, p. 134.]
April 30.
Whitehall.
The Duke of Shrewsbury to the Lords of the Admiralty. The Brandenburg envoy having hired a ketch (whereof James Wallis is master) for carrying his horse and goods over to Flanders or Holland, and the said master refusing to sail unless he have a protection for his ship's company, and there being no foreign ship to be had for this occasion, I desire, for the accommodation of the said envoy (who is obliged to attend his Majesty in Flanders), that you will grant protections to five seamen to sail with the said James Wallis. [H.O. Letter Book (Secretary's) 5, p. 135.]
April 30.
Kensington.
Warrant for a commission to the Earl of Annandale, President of the Scotch parliament, to adjourn the same in the absence, and by the advice, of the High Commissioner. [S.P. Scotland Warrant Book 16, p 89.]
April 30.
Kensington.
Warrant to Colonel William Lloyd to raise twenty volunteers in Ireland to serve as recruits for the regiment of dragoons in Flanders. [S.P. Ireland King's Letter Book 2, p. 34.]
April 30.
Kensington.
Commissions for John Alexander Camy to be ensign of Captain Lichtenberg's company in Sir Charles Grahame's regiment [H.O. Military Entry Book 4, p. 126]; for Roger Foulkes to be captain of Captain William Morgan's company in Brigadier-General Sir John Hanmer's regiment [Ibid., p. 127]; for Duncan Campbell to be quarter-master to Sir John Jacob's regiment; for Edward Booth to be adjutant to the same regiment; for Philip Reeves to be lieutenant of Captain St. John Webb's company in Lord Berkeley's marine regiment of foot [Ibid., p. 128]; for Francis Sanderson to be lieutenant of Captain Jonathan Langley's company in Colonel Francis Russell's regiment; and for George Trenchard to be ensign to Captain Thomas Brent in Colonel Henry Mordaunt's regiment [Ibid., p. 137].
April 30.
Whitehall.
Passes for James Raynes, George Cooper and Peter Fleming to embark at Harwich, or on the river, for Holland or Flanders [S.P. Dom. Warrant Book 37, p. 344]; for John Peries, a poor French protestant, Louisa des Moulins and James des Moulins her son, with Henriette, Marguerite and Charlotte, her daughters, and Mrs. Elizabeth Graham and Francis Browne, her servant, to embark at Harwich or Gravesend for Holland [Ibid., p. 345]; and for Mrs. Anne and Mrs. Mary Blunt, Mrs. Susan Ashton, Mrs. Catherine Smith, and Anne Browne, a servant, to go to Harwich or Gravesend for Holland or Flanders [Ibid., p. 346].
April. The King to the Parliament of Scotland, with the speeches of the Marquis of Tweeddale and the Earl of Annandale; published by authority. Printed. [S.P. Dom. William and Mary 6, No. 29.]