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William III: April 1696

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Calendar of State Papers Domestic: William III, 1696. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1913.

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April 1696

April 1.
Whitehall.
The Duke of Shrewsbury to Captain Wyvell, acknowledging his diligence in transmitting the accounts of all that passes. He will receive from the Lords of the Admiralty what orders are thought fit to be sent. [Ibid. 100, p. 229.]
April 1.
Kensington.
Commissions to Mr. Charles Richard to be ensign to Captain Purefoy in Colonel Richard Ingoldsby's regiment [Ibid. 167, p. 258]; for Mr. William Daniel to be ensign to Captain Bernard Granville in Sir Bevill Granville's regiment [Ibid., p. 259.]; for Mr. Thomas Bennet to be ensign to Captain Stroud in Colonel Hamilton's regiment [Ibid., p. 261]; for Beresford Jackson, gent., to be ensign of that company whereof Captain Ferdinando Parris is captain in the regiment of foot commanded by Colonel Richard Brewer [S.P. Dom. Entry Book 168, p. 184]; for George, Earl of Dalhousie, to be captain of that company whereof Colonel George Makgill was late captain in the regiment of Scots guards commanded by Major General George Ramsey, and to take rank as lieutenant colonel of foot from the date of this commission; for James Ogilbie, gent., to be ensign of that company whereof Lieutenant Colonel Thomas Scott is captain in the same regiment; for George Fowlis, gent., to be ensign of that company whereof Lieutenant Colonel William Sharp is captain in the same regiment; for Abenezar Dunwald, gent., to be ensign of that company whereof Lieutenant Colonel James Scott is captain in the same regiment [Ibid., p. 185]; for Philip Honeywood, esq., to be captain of that company whereof Captain Thomas Haris was late captain in the regiment of fusiliers commanded by Brigadier Edward Fitzpatrick [Ibid., p. 187]; for Joshua Wiseman, esq., to be captain of that company whereof Captain Samuel Lee was late captain in the regiment of foot commanded by Colonel Richard Brewer [Ibid., p. 189]; and for Warner Dawes, esq., to be captain of that company whereof Captain Sydney Godolphin was late captain in the regiment of foot commanded by Sir Bevill Granville. [Ibid., 190.]
April 1.
Whitehall.
Warrant to the keeper of Newgate to receive into custody Robert Meldrum, for high treason in conspiring the death of the King. [Ibid. 345, p. 372.]
April 1.
Whitehall.
Warrant to the keepers of any of the public prisons in and about London, and to his Majesty's messengers, to suffer Francis de la Rue and George Harris to have access to, and to view, the several prisoners in custody. [Ibid., p. 375.]
April 1.
Whitehall.
Passes for Thomas Serridge of his Majesty's ship Shrewsbury, from hence to Norwich and back again [Ibid. 346, p. 283]; and for John Lathe to come to London from Preston in Shropshire, with a black horse fourteen hands and a half high, belonging to Thomas Newport, esquire, son to the Earl of Bradford. [Ibid., p. 284.]
April 2.
Fortune in the Downs.
Captain J. H. Lumley to the Commissioners of the Navy at the Navy Office in Crutched Friars, London. I received yours on the 1st of April, and acquaint you that I have applied myself to Mr. Stock, and shall complete everything except a foreyard, which is not to be got here. "As for anchors, Sir Cloudesley Shovell tells me there is none come down yet." [S.P. Dom. William and Mary 6, No. 20.]
April 2.
Whitehall.
Sir William Trumbull to the mayor of Marlborough. I am to acquaint you that the King has heard with pleasure of the resolution of your corporation for giving a reward of 20l. for the apprehension of the person, who has presumed to post up a treasonable paper or pamphlet intitled the late King James's Declaration. He desires you will continue the like zeal, especially in such a dangerous time as this is, when men well affected have great opportunities of distinguishing themselves, and may expect the good effects thereof hereafter as occasions of favour shall offer. [S.P. Dom. Entry Book 99, p. 271.]
April 2.
Whitehall.
Sir William Trumbull to the Commissioners for the Exchange of Prisoners. Mr. Pegorier, a French minister, and others, have given a certificate in behalf of George Le Brun, John Cardon, William Gacion and John Faron, Frenchmen, taken at sea and now prisoners in Plymouth gaol. Being protestants, they are desirous of remaining in England. They are to be set at liberty on giving security, as has been done in previous cases. [Ibid., p. 272.]
April 2.
Whitehall.
The Duke of Shrewsbury to the mayor of Bristol. I have received your account of Robert Yowick's being apprehended upon suspicion, upon which I have sent to make enquiry concerning him, in those places where he says he is known. I find his neighbours speak well of him, so that I see no reason why he may not be discharged. It is a very satisfactory account you give of the affections of your city. [Ibid. 100, p. 230.]
April 2.
Whitehall.
Proceedings upon the petition of Richard Butler, gentleman. The petitioner shews that in the year 1690 he drew proposals for encouraging, raising and registering seamen. He drew several copies of the said proposals, which he presented to several members of parliament the two last and this sessions. They have now taken effect and are passed into an Act. He prays the King to bestow upon him the office of registrar. Referred to the Commissioners of the Admiralty for report. [Ibid. 238, p. 68.]
April 2.
Whitehall.
Proceedings upon the petition of Edward, Lord Cornbury. The petitioner shows that it has been the custom of all reigns to grant to a discoverer a lease of such lands as he can discover after long concealments, paying a small rent to the crown for the same. The petitioner has been able to discover several parcels of land in the parishes of Greenwich, Deptford and Lewisham, in the counties of Kent and Surrey, which have been formerly granted by the King's predecessors to persons who, though the terms of their grants are long since expired, still enjoy the same by encroachments, etc. He prays the grant of such lands as he shall discover. Referred to the Commissioners of the Treasury for report. [Ibid., p. 69.]
April 2.
Kensington and Whitehall.
Passes and post-warrants for Thomas Daly, gent., to go to Chester or any other port to embark for Ireland [Ibid. 344, p. 487]; for Katherine Thompson, Anne Abell, and Elizabeth Bramley to go to Harwich or any other port for Flanders or Holland; for Don Domingo de Salamanca, with his two servants, ditto; for Malcolm Cathcart and Allan Cathcart, his brother, to go to Chester or any other port, for Ireland [S.P. Dom. Entry Book, p. 488]; for the ship Gekroonde Liefde, of which Jans Poppen, is master to sail from — to any port of Ireland, and thence return to Amsterdam or any port in Holland, with her lading of oaken wood; for the ship Linbaen, Peter Weven, master, to sail from Holland to Ireland and thence to Amsterdam [Ibid., p. 489]; for Mr. Samuel Daviss of Mitcham, Surrey, to go to Hackett's Forge, in Little Langdale, co. Westmoreland, and the copper mines thereunto belonging in Cumberland, Westmoreland, and Lancashire; for Mr. Thomas Saunders, a merchant, to go hence to Plymouth and to return; for Mr. Edward Ormsby to go to Ireland; for Barthelemy La Vie and two children to go to Holland; for Henning Sievers, ditto; for Henry and James Merlin and Andrew Froissin to go to Plymouth and embark for New York [Ibid. 346, p. 284]; for Peter Newhalt and Joseph Manoiie to go to Holland; for Jn. Juste Clee, a German, ditto; for Captain Jn. Richards and Jn. Leake, ditto; for Goswin Nunninck, ditto; for Margaret Mutlow and Walter Frith, ditto; for Isaac le Jay, ditto; for Mr. Laurence Davies to go to Ireland [Ibid., p. 285]; for Hendrick Foocke and John de Seers, to go to Holland; for Adriaen Arnouts, Dirk Joppe, Abraham Van Loo, Lawrence Tomose, Dutch seamen, and Peter Van Rijslech, soldier in the Dutch footguards, ditto; for Elizabeth Blanchefield to go to Ireland; for James Du Pre to go to Norway; and for Magdalena Coning and Elizabeth Bringman, with their children, to go to Holland. [Ibid., p. 286.]
April 2.
Whitehall.
Warrant to Charles Morris, one of his Majesty's messengers, to make search for William Horseley, and arrest him for treasonable practices. [Ibid., p. 291.]
April 2.
Kensington.
Warrant for a further reprieve for Thomas Hunt, condemned for burglary and highway robbery. [Ibid. 345, p. 365.]
April 2.
Kensington.
Warrant for a reprieve for William Whitaker, condemned to death at the last assizes at Coventry for the murder of one Bennet. [Ibid., p. 366.]
April 2.
Whitehall.
Warrant to the keeper of Newgate to receive into custody Robert Blackburne for high treason in conspiring the murder of the King. [Ibid., p. 372.]
April 2.
Whitehall.
Warrant to Henry Leggat to apprehend — Crowther on suspicion of high treason. [Ibid., p. 373.]
April 2.
Whitehall.
Warrant to the keeper of the Gatehouse prison to receive into custody — Harold on suspicion of high treason. [Ibid.]
April 2.
Whitehall.
Warrant to William Sutton to apprehend — Bryerley, as concerned in the late conspiracy against the King. [Ibid, p. 374.]
April 2.
Whitehall.
A like warrant to Henry Leggat to apprehend Sir George Berkeley. [S.P. Dom. Entry Book 345, p. 374.]
April 2.
Kensington.
Warrant for the appointment of a commission, under the great seal of Ireland, to hear and determine claims under the Articles of Limerick and Galway, to consist of the following persons:— Sir Richard Pyne, knight, Chief Justice, Sir John Lyndon, knight, and Thomas Coote, esquire, justices, of the King's Bench, Sir John Hely, knight, Chief Justice, Sir Richard Cox and Sir John Jeffreyson, knights, justices, of the Common Pleas, Robert Doyne, esquire, Chief Baron, Sir Henry Ecklin, knight, and Nehemiah Donnellan, esquire, Barons, of the Exchequer. [S.P. Dom Signet Office 13, p. 285.]
April 3.
Kensington.
Commissions for Charles Williams, esq., to be captain of that company whereof Captain James Waller was late captain in the marine regiment of foot commanded by John, Lord Berkeley; for Charles Stephens, gent., to be first lieutenant of that company whereof captain Thomas Ley is captain in the same regiment; for David Evans, gent., to be lieutenant of that company whereof Captain William Haward is captain in the same regiment; and for Charles Rich., gent., to be lieutenant of that company whereof Captain John Webb is captain in the same regiment. [S.P. Dom. Entry Book 168, p. 183.]
April 3.
Whitehall.
Passes for Mr. John Jones and Peter Pearse, his servant, to go from hence into Flintshire and return again [Ibid. 346, p. 286]; and for Katherine Burk to go to Ireland [Ibid., p. 288.]
April 4.
Whitehall.
Warrant to Henry Allen to repair to Maidstone, and there receive into custody the bodies of John Tucker and Hugh Harrison, on suspicion of high treason. [Ibid. 345, p. 403.]
April 4.
Whitehall.
Warrant to Ralph Young to receive Charles Cross into custody, on suspicion of high treason. [Ibid., p. 418.]
April 4.
Whitehall.
Warrant to the keeper of Newgate to move Mr. George Higgins, a prisoner, to a place suitable for the treatment of his illness, and to allow such people to have access to him as Dr. Hobbes, his physician, shall deem necessary. [Ibid. 346, p. 288.]
April 4.
Kensington.
Passes for Mr. George Furnese and Mr. Thomas Guybon, merchants, with Antonio Domingo, a black boy, to go to Holland [Ibid., p. 290]; for Roger Murray, with his goods and necessaries, to go to Ireland [Ibid., p. 291]; and for Abraham Dreyer and Peter Brinck, Danes, to go to Holland. [Ibid., p. 293.]
April 4.
Dublin Castle.
Lord Capell to the Duke of Shrewsbury. I lately sent over my report upon a petition of Mr. Oliver Grace to his Majesty for pardon, thinking him a fit object of mercy, as stated in the said report. Mr. Grace was deputy to Mr. Godolphin, and afterwards to Mr. Aldworth, in the King's Remembrancer's office, who in the late King James' time gave him a deputation at a certain rent, which Mr. Grace not paying, Mr. Aldworth, upon the revolution, re-entered upon the execution of the office himself. This deputation some would have made a forfeiture of Mr. Aldworth's office, and upon a petition to the King, there came a reference hither to the former Lords Justices, but nothing was done in it, there not being the least pretence of forfeiture in Mr. Aldworth. However, that he might not be put to any unnecessary trouble hereafter, I should be glad that Mr. Grace had his pardon. [S.P. Ireland 358, No. 11.]
April 4.
Dublin Castle.
Lord Capell to the Duke of Shrewsbury. I enclose the report of his Majesty's Attorney General upon the petition of John Hussey, praying his Majesty's pardon of high treason upon account of the late rebellion in this kingdom. I agree with Mr. Attorney that his Majesty may graciously extend his further favour to the petitioner in granting him such a pardon as he desires. [Ibid., No. 12.] [Enclosing:—
(i) The Attorney General's report upon John Hussey's petition, dated April 1st, 1696. I find that in the year 1694 the petitioner preferred a petition to his Majesty for the reversal of some outlawries that were against him, and also for his Majesty's pardon of high treason, and thereupon obtained an order for reversing such outlawries, but no warrant for passing a pardon. He then preferred the annexed petition, praying his Majesty's order for a pardon.
The late Queen, by her order of the 1st June, 1694, referred the consideration of the said petition to your Excellency and the late Lords Justices of Ireland. They, on the 4th December following, referred the same to Sir Richard Levinge, knight, their Majesties' then Solicitor General of Ireland, who in Michaelmas term, 1694, suffered the petitioner to reverse three several outlawries, which then remained on record against him in the court of King's Bench. The petitioner had but a small estate, and there was no evidence, that he knew of, against him of his being guilty of the late rebellion in this kingdom. It did not appear to him that the granting the petitioner such a pardon as he desired would be any greater favour to him than what their Majesties had intended him, it being most usual in his Majesty's letters for reversal of such outlawries to have a clause for a pardon, I am of opinion that your Excellency may recommend the petitioner to his Majesty's favour for obtaining such a pardon. [Ibid., No. 12. i.]
(ii) The petition of John Hussey, to the King, not dated, shewing that the petitioner by the report of Sir John Somers, then Attorney General and now Lord Keeper of the Great Seal, was an object fit for your Majesty's mercy. It also appearing by the report of his Excellency Viscount Sydney, then Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, that the petitioner never bore arms against your Majesty, and was in England, absent from Ireland, for most part of the rebellion, and as the clause for your petitioner's pardon was omitted from the previous order for reversal of the outlawries in Michaelmas term last, may it please your Majesty to grant your petitioner pardon of high treason. Endorsement dated 1st June, 1694, by Trenchard, shewing that the Queen referred this petition to the Lords Justices of Ireland. [S.P. Ireland 358, No. 12. ii.]
(iii) Certificate of P. Savage upon the reversal of outlawries of John Hussey, dated at Dublin, 28th November, 1693, I do hereby certify that John Hussey, gentleman, persuant to her Majesty's royal letter under her privy signet and sign manual, bearing date the 19th day of June last, has in this present Michaelmas term (by writs of error by him brought and presented) reversed all outlawries for high treason against him in this kingdom. [Ibid., No. 12.iii.]
April 4.
Dublin Castle.
R. Aldworth to Mr. Vernon. I heartily thank you for your kind information in Mr. Grace's business, and though I do not apprehend it can do me any real prejudice, yet I would be glad to be quiet, having made more enemies among the great ones here, by truly serving the King and the protestant interest in this country, than was possible for me to believe. I therefore beg your friendship in endeavouring to get the letter for Mr. Grace's pardon signed and sent over. [Ibid., No. 13.]
April 4.
Dublin Castle.
The same to the same. I have received the form of prayer enclosed, which will be reprinted here, and I presume the thanksgiving appointed to be kept that day seven night, as you observe, is in England. The Lord Deputy continues very weak, yet the doctors and himself both think well of his condition, and that he will quickly recover. For my own part, I fear it may prove more dangerous than they imagine, his weakness arising without any extraordinary or visible pain, but the vigour of his mind daily encreases as to the serving the King with integrity and honour. I here enclose the address of Colonel Wolsley and his regiment in the like press of parchment with that of Brigadier Hanmer's, and the rest will follow as soon as they can be perfected in the several quarters. The association seems not to run very smooth, they having first begun with a recital of their own, and afterwards with that of the House of Commons in England, and styling the King in the first person in the preamble, and in the third in the associating part. However, the other regiments are unwilling to deviate from the first precedent, which plainly expresses their minds, and these slips may be rectified in any mention made thereof in the public gazette. I have acquainted the Bishop of Killaloe with your kind mentioning of him, and have let Mr. Stone know you had taken care of the letters he recommended to you. I send you here enclosed some addresses with a kind of a mixture of association, and have taken care to inform the people how they are to frame them, if they hope for any public notice to be taken thereof. I fear I forgot to acknowledge the receipt of Adjutant Lyn's commission. Enclosures not preserved. [Ibid, No. 14.]
April 4. A list of addresses and associations:—County of Galway, County of Catherlogh, Town of Carlow. Association signed by Brigadier Wolsley and his regiment of horse. [Ibid., No. 15.]
April 4.
Kensington.
The King to the Privy Council of Scotland. We approve, and return you our hearty thanks for, your great care and diligence in putting that kingdom into a posture of defence on the discovery of the late conspiracy and intended invasion.
We have considered your design of entering into an association for the defence of our person and government, and the draft thereof, and are satisfied with your proceedings therein, and that you have acted with due regard to our prerogative in not coming to a conclusiont herein, till we were acquainted with it. We allow you to proceed in it, as you think most proper and convenient, and likewise permit the rest of our good subjects to follow your example. [S.P. Scotland Warrant Book 16, p. 187.]
April 4.
Kensington.
The same to Sir Robert Cheisley, lord provost of Edinburgh, and the magistrates and council of that city, thanking them for their offer of raising a regiment of foot for the King's service. [Ibid., p. 188.]
April 4.
Kensington.
A list of the persons to be inserted in the new commission for auditing the accounts of the old Treasury of Scotland, before 3rd March, 1693, viz., James, Duke of Queensberry, Robert, Earl of Lothian, John, Earl of Kintore, George, Viscount Tarbat, John, Lord Carmichael, John, Lord Belhaven, Patrick, Lord Polwarth, Sir James Stewart, the King's Advocate, Sir John Maxwell of Pollock, Sir John Lawder of Fountainhall, Sir James Falconer of Phesdo, Sir Archibald Murray of Blackbarrony, Sir Robert Sinclair of Steinston, and the King's Solicitor for the time being. [Ibid., p. 189.]
April 4.
Kensington.
Warrant for a commission to the above-named persons to be auditors as abovesaid. [Ibid., p. 190.]
April 4.
Kensington.
A list of persons to be inserted in a like commission as to the accounts of the late Lords of the Treasury of Scotland, under the commission of 29th April last, viz., William, Earl of Annandale, George, Viscount Tarbat, John, Lord Yester, John, Lord Carmichael, David, Lord Ruthven, Patrick, Lord Polwarth, Sir James Stewart, the King's Advocate, Sir Archibald Hope of Ranquillor, Sir William Hamilton of Whitelow, Master Francis Montgomery and the King's Solicitor for the time being. [Ibid., p. 193.]
April 4.
Kensington.
A commission to the above-named persons to be auditors as abovesaid. [Ibid.]
April 4.
Kensington.
The King to the Lords of the Treasury of Scotland. By our letter to the Lords of the Treasury of 31st December, 1692, we signified we would allow such meal and other provisions as had been furnished to Lieutenant General Mackay's regiment, when they were working at the fortification of Fort William in Inverlochie, for which Colonel Æneas Mackay and Lieutenant Colonel Macdougall had given their receipts, which receipts we ordered to be given up to them. We now find they had given bills, not receipts, and the Treasury refused to surrender them, because our letter mentioned only receipts.
This is therefore to require you to give orders to Sir James Oswald and James Dunlop, then our general receivers, to whom the said bills were granted, to deliver them up to Colonel Mackay, whether drawn by himself or by Lieutenant Colonel Macdougall, since deceased. [S.P. Scotland Warrant Book 16, p. 197.]
April 4.
Kensington.
Warrant for the payment of 40l. to Andrew Kinneir, clerk at the Secretary's office for Scotland, in consideration of his having made exact records of all such papers as had passed the royal hand, and were presented by the Secretary, concerning the affairs of Scotland ever since 1692, which had been neglected to be recorded by the deputies. The said work was executed last summer, by order of Master Johnston, late Secretary. [Ibid., p. 198.]
April 4.
Kensington.
Warrant for a grant to Sir Alexander Monro of Bearcrofts, and George Monro, his eldest son, of the commissariot of Scotland, formerly granted to the said Sir Alexander, and his second son Archibald, now deceased. [Ibid., p. 199.]
April 4.
Kensington.
Commission to Lieutenant Simon Frazer, to have rank and precedence as a captain of foot. [Ibid., p. 201.]
April 5. The petition of Lord Montgomery. He shows that his father died in June last, and several of his servants, after his decease, retired into Flanders, where they have continued ever since. He is advised that it is necessary for him to make proofs of his father's decease, and therefore prays the King to grant a pass that John Hatfield and Claudius Pinet may have leave to come into England out of Flanders. [S.P. Dom. William and Mary 6, No. 21.]
April 5.
Whitehall.
Sir William Trumbull to the Duke of Bedford. I have waited on the King to know his pleasure, when he would be attended with your association, and he was pleased to appoint Tuesday next about six o'clock in the afternoon. [S.P. Dom. Entry Book 99. p. 272.]
April 5.
Kensington.
Passes for James Rocquette to embark at Falmouth for Spain [Ibid. 344, p. 490]; for Mary Gray and her two daughters to go to Flanders; for Mr. William Pemble and Samuel Sturton, his servant, to go to Ireland; for George Fitzharris, a soldier in Colonel Ross's regiment (sic); for Mr. Henry Smith to go to Ireland; for Mr. Emanuel Low to go to Holland; for Sarah Hart, with two children, ditto; for Phœbe Hartley, ditto; for Denis Cavalier, a French protestant, ditto [Ibid. 346, p. 289]; for Pierre and Isaac Logue, ditto; for Major Edmund Power and Richard Jones, a servant boy, to go to Ireland; for David Morrais, Hester Arius and Sarah de Albin, with three children, to go to Holland [S.P. Dom. Entry Book, 346, p. 290]; for Elizabeth Warren to go to Ireland; for Count Otto de Traun, Sigfried de Leiningen, Adam de Grutschreiber, Sigmond de Liedlau, John Kinck, Car. Aug. de Plaintz and Aug. de Kescreits, German gentlemen, with two servants, to go to Holland; for Christopher de Greiffenden, William de Hagen and Philip Wencell, with their servant, ditto [Ibid., p. 291]; for Captain Ernst Henrick van Bohlen, of Colonel Brake's regiment of foot, to go to Flanders [Ibid., p. 292]; and for the ship Leyoncrona of Stockholm, Joachim Stolt, master, to sail from London to any port of France, and return with wine, etc., to Ostend, the Elbe or the Baltic. [Ibid., p. 298.]
April 5. Warrant to John Ellesdon and Richard King to apprehend Godfrey Cross, John Thompson and James Harwood on suspicion of high treason. [Ibid. 345, p. 381.]
April 5.
Kensington.
Warrant for the reversal of the outlawry of Edward Geoghegan, gentleman, who never bore any employment, civil or military, under the late King James, but put himself under King William's protection after the battle of the Boyne, and lived peaceably in his own house, till he was fallen upon by a party of Captain Poyntz's soldiers, by whom he was shot through the body, stripped of all his substance, and himself and his family most barbarously used. He was on this account alone forced into the enemy's quarters for protection.
On the capitulation of Limerick, he came to Dublin, and was put into possession of his estate. He has always shewn kindness to his protestant neighbours. [S.P. Dom. Signet Office 13, p. 292.]
April 6.
Kensington.
Commissions to Mr. John Lewright to be captain of Major Cunningham's company in Colonel John Buchan's regiment [S.P. Dom. Entry Book 167, p. 260]; for William Reed, esq., to be major of the same regiment and to be captain of a company in it [Ibid., p. 284]; and for Henry Godfrey, gent., to be ensign of that company whereof Captain William Kingsley is captain in the regiment of foot commanded by Brigadier William Selwyn. [Ibid. 168, p. 181.]
April 6.
Kensington.
Passes for John Smith, John Lloyd and Machelar Theroude, with their goods, to go to Harwich for Holland; for Robert Gosse, his wife and a child, to go to Chester for Ireland; and for Giles Duchateau, a merchant, to go to Harwich for Flanders. [Ibid., 344, p. 490.]
April 6.
Whitehall.
Warrant to the keeper of Newgate to bring William Boyse and Thomas Bertram to the King's Bench in Westminster Hall. [Ibid. 346, p. 290.]
April 6.
Whitehall.
Warrant to the same, to permit Mr. Chadwick to see James Hunt alone. [Ibid., p. 292.]
April 6.
Whitehall.
Warrant to Nicholas Hill, messenger in ordinary, to search for Major Robert Ingram, and apprehend him on suspicion of high treason. [S.P. Dom. Entry Book 346, p. 292.]
April 6.
Whitehall.
Warrant for the payment of the extraordinary expenses of Robert Wolseley, esquire, envoy extraordinary to the Elector of Bavaria, for two quarters ending 3rd March, 1696. [Ibid. 345, p. 453.]
April 7.
Kensington and Whitehall.
Passes and post-warrants for Thomas Horn and George Gamon, his servant, with his goods, to go to Harwich for Holland [Ibid. 344, p. 491]; for Richard Dismore to go to Scotland, and return; for the Comte de Steynbock, with five horses, to go to Stamford, and return [Ibid. 346, p. 292]; and for Stiles Mapletoft to go from London to Lincoln, where he lives, and return. [Ibid., p. 294.]
April 7.
Whitehall.
Warrant to [the keeper of Newgate] to receive into custody John Hare, charged with conspiring to murder the King. [Ibid., p. 293.]
April 7.
Whitehall.
Warrant to Mr. Beverton, messenger in ordinary, to repair to a place in Kent, of which he shall have notice, to search for and seize papers belonging to James Hunt. [Ibid., p. 294.]
April 7.
Whitehall.
Warrant to the keeper of Newgate to bring Owen Silver to Whitehall to be examined. [Ibid. 345, p. 381.]
[1696 April 8.] — to Mr. Beecher, at Lord Ailesbury's in Leicester Fields. I had your paper this Tuesday morning, but no account of or answers to, two letters I sent, one by penny post to Mr. Lander near a week since, and another, sent on Saturday or Friday, by a porter with sixpence to be paid. Therein I directed letters or a small parcel to be delivered by you or Dick to Mrs. Harman herself, and she to deliver them to one Hannah and the word 74. I will send her to-morrow to Mrs. Harman for such a parcel, and she carries this. I have had no " Postboy " since Sir W. Perkins and Sir John Frends were in, nor any Gazette since I was put in, to be sent hither.
Lord Shrewsbury should be addressed by Lady Westmoreland and Lady Pultenay. When the Prince, now King, was coming, Colonel Columbine, who brought his declarations, though unknown to him, was close prisoner, and I procured him his friends to come to him. To be debarred a wife and one woman servant was never done. I am ill, and want somebody to make things night and morning, and it is unchristian to have nobody to make them. All this should be told to Secretary Trumbull; Lord Sunderland ought to be privately made acquainted with it; no wife was ever yet refused, " if she stayed Charnock's trial." The woman can bring in anything that will go into a pocket, for she is not searched; besides in the cakes may come single papers, and two or three in one.
"Frank is in her Grace's head and her daughters." Write to Mr. Carleton to finish the iron gate; I would have but one wall new faced in the new garden. I suppose Mr. Carleton will go soon to Yorkshire; he must bring the Clobeck tenant to a fine if possible, because Mr. Coggs expects to be paid by that. I suppose neither he nor Mr. Ryder need stop upon this, for a commitment is nothing without a conviction. You should thank Mr. Ryder and Mr. Powell for coming up. I hope they may bring Mr. Harcourt to right [?] Mr. Rutles, his agent; he himself shall have no bills paid till then. If you received the other two letters, bid Dick tell my man to let me know he spoke to Lord Brun; if one was lost, say he spoke to Lord Brun once. Robin should keep count who comes or sends to my wife; because friends are known by affliction. Mr. Bingley must get the two Colonel Webbs and others of the country to speak to Mr. Trumbull for leave to come hither, when he is ready. Tell my wife I long to see her and the children. [S.P. Dom. William and Mary 6, No. 22.]
April 8.
Kensington.
Commissions for Mr. Twyniho to be captain of Captain Archibald Steuart's company in Colonel Columbine's regiment; and for Mr. Abraham Hunt to be captain lieutenant in the same regiment. [S.P. Dom. Entry Book 167, p. 261.]
April 8.
Kensington.
Passes for Mr. Herbert Love and Mr. Charles Newman, with their goods, to go to Chester for Ireland, on the recommendation of Lord Inchiquin [Ibid. 344, p. 491] and for Mr. Charles Dormer and his servant to go to Burford. [Ibid. 346, p. 293.]
April 8.
Whitehall.
Warrant to James Kitson to repair to Kent, and search in the places of which he shall have notice for — Gumbleton and Thomas—, his servant, and apprehend them on suspicion of high treason. [Ibid.]
April 8.
Kensington.
Warrant for a grant to William, Viscount Mountjoy, in consideration of his sufferings and faithfulness to the King's interest of the custodiam of the lands of Garrett and Christopher Dillon James Marnell, John Tobin, Feag Egan, Flin Egan, James Plunkett and Colonel Farell, in co. Roscommon; of Henry O'Neil in co. Mayo; of James and George Talbot and Sir Maurice Hurly in co. Galway; of Thomas Sutton and Michael Chamberlain in Dublin; and of Valentine Russell in co. Down.
The provost and burgesses of Strabane have certified under their borough seal that they were eye-witnesses of Lord Mountjoy's forwardness and fidelity to the King, for several of them were employed under his command in the regiment he raised for the defence of the country. The Irish army burned and destroyed the castle of Newtown Stewart, and all the furniture therein, also the town of Newtown Stewart, and the castle and town of Ramelton, and wasted all the petitioner's estate [S.P. Dom. Signet Office 13, p. 287.]
April 9.
Kensington.
Commissions for Mr. Desromanée to be lieutenant to Captain John Foulkes in Colonel Gibsone's regiment; and for Mr. David Gibsone to be ensign to Colonel Gibsone. [S.P. Dom. Entry Book 167, p. 259.]
April 9.
Whitehall.
The Duke of Shrewsbury to the deputy lieutenants of Herefordshire. The lords of the Council have signed a warrant to the sheriff of the county to take into his custody such of the persons secured by you as are therein named. [Ibid. 169, p. 13.]
April 9.
Whitehall.
Proceedings upon the petition of Thomas King and William Langford. The petitioners show that they have, with great expense, discovered an invention for making utensils of English iron, which are now made of foreign and mixed metals. These utensils will be cheaper and more serviceable than those made of foreign copper. They pray the King's letters patent for 14 years. Referred to the Attorney or Solicitor General for report. [Ibid. 238, p. 70.]
April 9.
Kensington and Whitehall.
Passes for Alexander Forbes of Aberdeen, merchant, to embark at Harwich for Holland; for Robert Robertson to embark at Bristol, or any other port, for Ireland, on the recommendation of Daniel Quare, the quaker [Ibid. 344, p. 491]; for Charles Pilworth and John Williams, his servant, to go to Harwich and Holland, and return [Ibid., p. 492]; for Mr. Thomas Clarke and George Beverley, his servant, to go from London to Gloucester, and return; for Mr. Thomas Jackson to go from London to Liverpool, and return [Ibid. 346, p. 294]; for Mr. Alexander Buchan, Godfrid Beek, Gottfrid Gisius and Samuel Remus, to go to Holland; for Captain Morden and Captain Michael Fleming, ditto; for Mr. Edward Wetenhall to go to Ireland, on the recommendation of the Bishop of Lichfield; for Robert Leslie, Daniel Gee, Edward Pitway, Thomas Symms, "their two wives," and John Gibson, all belonging to the train of artillery (sic); for Hendrick Christian Courthout, Catharine his wife, and George David Erithropel, to go to Holland; for Magdalena Boitelé, Magdalena Mallet, and Judith le Roux, French protestants, ditto; for Captain Hugh Hamilton to go to Flanders [Ibid, p. 295] for John Warren, esquire, Mr. Hilkiah Bedford, his tutor, and Henry Jarmine, their servant (sic); for Francis Brown to go to Holland; for John Man, John Stevens, Zachariah Shuler and John Fisher, a servant, to go to Ireland; for John Thomas, Thomas Eyre, Benjamin Serjeant and Robert Bishop, to go to Ireland; for Colonel Seymour, Colonel Withers and Colonel Collier, with their servants, to go to Holland; for LieutenantColonel Edward Fox, ditto [Ibid., p. 296]; for John Matthews, ditto; for Mr. Francis Rogers and Roger Edwards, his servant, to go to Ireland, upon the recommendation of the mayor of Bristol; for Hans Brandel to go to Holland; for Tobias Bremer to go to Sweden; for Mr. Walter Ewen to go to Holland; and for Colonel Robert Mackay, Captain John Melon, Lieutenant Mackinan, and three servants, ditto. [Ibid., p. 297.]
April 9.
Whitehall.
Warrant to the keeper of Newgate to bring — Rovré to Whitehall to be examined. [S.P. Dom. Entry Book 345, p. 382.]
April 9.
Kensington.
Warrant for a patent confirming to William Chaloner, esquire, a weekly market on Mondays, and three fairs yearly, one on the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the day before, and the day after, another on the fifteenth and sixteenth of August, and the third on the Monday and Tuesday next after Whitsunday, in the town of Gisborough alias Gisbourn in Cleveland, co. York, of which his ancestors had a grant, and which grant was burnt by a casual fire in the said town some years since; and likewise granting him two other fairs to be held there, viz., one on the third Monday and Tuesday in April, and the other on the first Monday and Tuesday in November every year. [Ibid. 346, p. 310.]
April 9.
Kensington.
The King to the Privy Council of Scotland, directing that none of the privy council, no officer of the army, nor any who are otherwise employed in public trust, shall withdraw themselves from that kingdom on any pretence whatever before the 1st of June next, without the King's leave. [S.P. Scotland Warrant Book 16, p. 201.]
April 9.
Kensington.
The same to the Lords of the Treasury of Scotland, ordering them to examine Colonel Robert Mackay's claims to six months' clearings due to the regiment of foot lately commanded by him, and now by Colonel George Macgill. [Ibid., p. 202.]
April 9.
Kensington.
Warrant for the payment of 20l. to Alexander Campbell, lately "cadee" in the regiment of foot commanded by John, Lord Lorne. [Ibid., p. 204.]
April 9.
Kensington.
Warrant for a grant to Sir Michael Mitchell of Dublin, knight, in testimony of the King's acceptance of his services, and for the support of his numerous family, of a mortgage of 800l., forfeited to the crown by Terence Dermot, late alderman of Dublin, on the lands of Ballintober, co. Roscommon, the estate of Colonel Flinn, and an annuity of 200l. forfeited by Oliver Eustace, son to Francis Eustace of co. Carlow, settled on the said Oliver for his life, and issuing out of the castles, towns and lands of Agha and Cloneen, etc. The citizens of Dublin have certified that the said Sir Michael was in many ways serviceable to the King's interest in that city immediately after the victory at the Boyne, by his first appearing in arms himself, and then prompting and encouraging all his fellow-citizens to do the same. He has served in all the offices of the militia, and in the civil government of Dublin, in the service of the crown and promotion of the English interest. [S.P. Dom. Signet Office 13, p. 289.]
April 10.
Admiralty Office.
The Lords of the Admiralty to the Duke of Shrewsbury. The following ships, viz., the Monmouth, Monk, Deptford, Chatham, Woolwich, Portsmouth, Mary galley and Bideford, have orders to be off Dunkirk to keep the enemy's men-of-war in that port. We send you notice thereof, that they may be joined by such five men-of-war of the States General as the King shall think fit. To-morrow night we shall send orders to the chief flag officer in the Downs to proceed with the fleet to Spithead.
We desire you will also move the King that the merchant ships at the Nore and the Downs may be permitted to proceed to Spithead; they are now under the embargo. [S.P. Dom. King William's Chest 16, No. 9.]
April 10.
Norwich.
Titus Gershom to Sir William Trumbull. He shows that he is a native of Upper Saxony, a traveller for above twenty years in the East and West Indies and the Levant, of a good protestant family, and a physician of many years' standing. He exposed for sale in Norwich a few fine scimitars and other goods, and upon suspicion the mayor ordered his goods to be searched. They found clothes, books, etc., but nothing deserving suspicion. Yet, on pretence of the said scimitars, he and his servant were imprisoned. He is a free citizen of Amsterdam, and has served the King two years in the hospital and in the Earl of Angus' regiment in Flanders, and has lost this war about 5,000l. by the French. He prays to be set at liberty. [S.P. Dom. William and Mary 6, No. 23.]
April 10.
Kensington.
Warrant to the Vice-Chancellor of the university of Cambridge to confer the degree of master of arts on Sir William Dawes, baronet. [S.P. Dom. Entry Book 150, p. 176.]
April 10.
Kensington.
Commissions for John Jeffs, gent., to be lieutenant of that company whereof Captain John Blake is captain in the regiment of foot commanded by Colonel Richard Brewer; for Edward Baldwin, gent., to be ensign of that company whereof Lieutenant Colonel Thomas Dowitt is captain in the same regiment; and for Charles Pilsworth, M.A., to be chaplain to the same regiment; [Ibid. 168, p. 184.]
April 10.
Whitehall.
Proceedings upon the petition of Charles, Lord Clifford, Lord High Treasurer of Ireland. The petitioner shows that his tenants in Ireland, and the Earl of Burlington, furnished the regiments of Brigadier Villiers, Colonel Doneps and Major General Tettau with forage and other necessaries amounting to 1,989l. 13s. 8¾d., and Earle's regiment at Bandon to the value of 456l. 15s. 8d., making in all 2,446l. 9s. 4¾d. He prays to have the said debt satisfied out of the quit rents and crown rents payable to the King by the said Earl of Burlington and himself, the Earl having assigned his proportion to the petitioner. Referred to the Commissioners of the Treasury for their report. [Ibid. 237, p. 163.]
April 10
Whitehall.
Proceedings upon the petition of Lord James Russell and Christopher Stokes, esquire, members of Parliament for the borough of Whitchurch, county Southampton. The petitioners show that it would be of great advantage to the said borough if the King would grant two fairs to be held there yearly, the first on the third Thursday in June, the other on the second Thursday in October, for the sale of all manner of cloth, wool, and woollen manufacture, horses, sheep, and all sorts of cattle and all other merchandises. They pray the King to grant to the borough the said two fairs with all the liberties, customs, tolls and profits thereunto belonging. Referred to the Attorney or Solicitor General for their report. [S.P. Dom. Entry Book 237, p. 164.]
April 10.
Whitehall.
Proceedings upon the petition of Sir Tristram Beresford of Coleraine in Ireland, baronet. The petitioner shows that, at the beginning of the late troubles in Ireland, he raised a regiment of foot of 1,000 men, and armed and paid them at his own charges. He also expended about 400l. in providing timber, iron, etc., to fortify the town of Coleraine, which was afterwards invested by the Irish, in which place they met with the first opposition. His estates in counties Londonderry and Tyrone, with his houses thereon, and town of Ballygawley were burnt and pillaged by the enemy. His expenses and losses amount to 4,000l., and this has forced him to contract debts. He prays for a recompense in consideration of his losses. Referred to the Lord Deputy of Ireland for his report. [Ibid., p. 166.]
April 10.
Kensington.
Passes and post-warrant for Cornet Samuel Austen to go to Harwich and Holland, on the recommendation of Colonel Coy; for Lieutenant-Colonel de Rapin, a captain of the Dutch guards, and one servant, ditto [Ibid. 344, p. 492]; and for Captain Gabriel Crepigny of the first regiment of foot guards commanded by the Earl of Romney, with a horse, to go to Harwich. [Ibid. 346, p. 298.]
April 10.
Whitehall.
Warrant to the keeper of the Marshalsea to bring Captain James Butler to Whitehall to be examined. [Ibid. 345, p. 382.]
April 11.
Whitehall.
Sir William Trumbull to the Lord Mayor. The Lords of the Privy Council are of opinion that the contents of the three affidavits submitted to them are matter of law, and that your lordship should advise with the city counsel thereupon. [Ibid. 99, p. 273.]
April 11.
Whitehall.
The Duke of Shrewsbury to the Lords of the Treasury, referring to them for report an enclosed address of the House of Commons of Ireland, with the recommendations of the Lord Deputy, on behalf of the city of Londonderry and of Mr. Cairnes, one of their representatives. [Ibid. 100, p. 231 and S.P. Ireland 358, No. 16.]
April 11.
Kensington.
Commission for Robert Lloyd to be ensign to Captain James Jones in Brigadier Ingoldesby's regiment. [S.P. Dom. Entry Book 167, p. 297.]
April 11.
Whitehall.
Warrant to the keeper of Newgate to allow Sir James Ogleby, one of the principal Secretaries of State for Scotland, to have access to Robert Meldrum, in order to examine him, in some convenient place within the prison. [S.P. Dom. Entry Book 345, p. 382.]
April 11.
Whitehall.
Warrant to — Brown to carry Sir Æneas Macpherson to the lodging of Sir James Ogleby for examination, when Sir James shall desire it. [Ibid., p. 383.]
April 11.
[Whitehall.]
Warrant to Henry Legat to receive Henry Gage into custody on suspicion of high treason. [Ibid., p. 418.]
April 11.
Whitehall.
Warrant to the keeper of the Gatehouse in Westminster to receive into custody John Gisbond, charged with suspicion of high treason. [Ibid. 346, p. 299.]
April 11.
Admiralty Office.
List of ships that are to proceed to Spithead with Sir Cloudesley Shovell, vice-admiral of the red:—
First Rates:
Victory.
London.
Britannia.
St. Andrew.
Second Rates:
Sandwich.
Duchess.
Albemarle.
St. Michael.
Ossory.
Royal Katherine.
Third Rates:
Berwick.
Burford.
Captain.
Cumberland.
Content.
Defiance.
Devonshire.
Edgar.
Elizabeth.
Expedition.
Hampton Court.
Kent.
Lion.
Montague.
Norfolk.
Northumberland.
Resolution.
Restoration.
Royal Oak.
Suffolk.
Stirling Castle.
Fourth Rates:
Burlington.
Lincoln.
Lichfield.
Norwich.
Portland.
Severn.
Advice.
Kingfisher.
Colchester.
Southampton.
Prince of Orange.
Windsor.
Newcastle.
Tiger.
Princess Anne.
Loyal Merchant.
Sixth Rates:
Greyhound.
Lark.
All the fireships and brigantines.
List of ships designed for Dunkirk:—
Third Rates:
Monmouth.
Monk.
Fourth Rates:
Deptford.
Chatham.
Woolwich.
Fifth Rates:
Portsmouth.
Mary, galley.
Sixth Rates:
Bideford.
[S.P. Dom. King William's Chest 16, No. 10.]
April 11.
London.
Mons. Laurent Galdy to Gilbert Heath. A Dutch mail came in to-day, which brought news of the 4th inst. from Mons. Renaud to Mons. Barbot; and, as the embargo is taken off, and it seems likely the fleet will soon sail, I write to give you the news, so that you may inform the court, if you think well.
In June Mons. de Genes left for the coast of Africa with five men of war; he was afterwards to join the ships from the coast of San Domingo.
Seven men of war left in October last, with three hundred soldiers for the West Indies.
Five men of war left on the 4th of April with two frigates and a fireship, carrying troops, ammunition and provisions for nine months. Besides the above nineteen vessels, there are at San Domingo or Martinique four frigates of war and twenty capers, carrying from six or eight guns to thirty.
From the above it is evident that in a couple of months, there will be more than twenty men of war or frigates, and twenty privateers, in the West Indies, where the rendezvous is, which makes it look as if some attack were planned upon our plantations. French. [S.P. Dom. William and Mary 6, No. 24.]
April 12.
Kensington.
Commissions for Mr. Rowland Winwood to be ensign to Captain John Bennet in Colonel Ingoldesby's regiment; and for Mr. John Portlack to be lieutenant to Captain Twyniho in Colonel Columbine's regiment. [S.P. Dom. Entry Book 167, p. 259.]
April 12.
Kensington.
Passes for Major Jacob Ashley [Astley ?] and Samuel Logger, his servant, and Stephen Robert, to go to Holland; for Major Francis Negus, Captain Harrison, Captain Luke, and Thomas White, with two servants, ditto; for Sergeant David Thomas, Henry Tuckey, collar maker, Samuel Smith, gunner, and his wife, and Matthew Pybus, carpenter, all belonging to the train of artillery (sic); for Mr. Thomas Conner, Captain John Lowrie (?), and Captain John Sinclere, to go to Ireland; for Captain Henry Brown, Captain Robert Pinsent, Captain John Moile, Lieutenant Thomas Dodkyn, Ensign George Hall, Mr. William Hall, Sergeant Trotter, Sergeant Stanhope and Sergeant William Betty, with servants, all belonging to Colonel Hamilton's regiment (sic) [Ibid. 346, p. 300]; for Captain Thomas Parson to go to Holland; for Lewis Belain, ditto; for Mr. Joseph Clark, ditto [Ibid., p. 301]; and for Peter Savy, ditto. [Ibid., p. 306.]
April 13.
Whitehall.
The Duke of Shrewsbury to Sir John Fleet, governor of the East India Company. Upon the application that has been made to the King on behalf of Captain Gifford, by several persons of quality who offer to stand engaged for his loyalty and good affection to his Majesty, and fidelity to the company, the King is inclined to permit his proceeding upon the intended service to the East Indies. I gave you this notice thereof, that no time may be lost to prepare for his voyage; and so soon as his Majesty declares absolutely his pleasure in this matter, you shall be made acquainted with it. [Ibid. 100, p. 232.]
April 13.
Kensington.
Order appointing Charles Bodvil, Earl of Radnor, lord lieutenant of Cornwall, and revoking certain letters patent by which John, Earl of Bath, was appointed to the same office [S.P. Dom. Entry Book 168, p. 186]; similar order appointing Thomas, Earl of Stamford, lord lieutenant of Devon and the city of Exeter, and revoking letters patent of 25 May 5 William and Mary appointing, John, Earl of Bath, to the said office. [Ibid., p. 187.]
April 13.
Whitehall and Kensington.
Post warrant and passes for Lord Glenorchy, with Peter Brunet and George Whitfield, with three horses and a guide, to go to Scotland [Ibid. 344, p. 492]; for Daniel Campbell, with his goods, to go to Harwich and Holland, on the recommendation of Sir James Ogleby, Secretary of Scotland [Ibid., p. 493]; and for Captain John Kripenny [Crespigny ?] and Sergeant David Murray, to go to Holland. [Ibid. 346, p. 303.]
April 13.
Whitehall.
Warrant to Simon Chapman, messenger in ordinary, to apprehend an unnamed person for being concerned in treasonable practices. [Ibid., p. 299.]
April 13.
Whitehall.
Proceedings upon the petition of Ann Fitzharris, widow of Edward Fitzharris, esquire. The petitioner shows that Charles II. gave her a pension of 200l. per annum in lieu of money lent and services performed to the crown by her father, Captain William Finch, who was slain at sea. This pension is allowed her by the King upon the address of the House of Commons, but not very well paid. She prays, in lieu of the said pension, for a grant of the quit rents of an ancient paternal estate in Ireland, lately belonging to Sir Edward Fitzharris, her husband's father, and also for a grant of the office of clerk of the markets in that kingdom for 99 years, to commence from February, 1691, which is an equivalent of the 200l. per annum. Referred to Commissioners of the Treasury for their report. [Ibid. 237, p. 165.]
April 13.
Whitehall.
Proceedings upon the petition of Mary Dodsworth, widow. The petitioner shows that she represented to the late Queen that her husband, Robert Dodsworth, deceased, discovered to the House of Commons a treasonable design carried on in Lancashire against the King's person and government, by which means the said design was at that time prevented. Her husband was put to great expense, and never received any allowance for his service. He was at last murdered in the night, leaving her with six children in a very mean condition. She prays for some maintenance for herself and family. Referred to the Commissioners of the Treasury for their report. [Ibid., p. 169.]
April 13.
Whitehall.
Proceedings upon the petition of Lady Philip Trenchard. The petitioner shows that her husband died without a will, leaving seven children, and a very mean provision made for them. She prays for some support for herself and children. Referred to the Commissioners of the Treasury for their report. [Ibid.]
April 13.
Kensington.
Proceedings upon the petition of Colonel Henry Conyngham. The petitioner shows that his father, Sir Albert Conyngham, was one of the earliest that appeared in arms for the King in Ireland, where he raised a regiment of dragoons at his own expense, and served at the head of it in most of the considerable actions during the war, till he lost his life in the King's service, leaving the petitioner much in debt. He prays for a grant of the King's title to a forfeited mortgage of 1,400l. and a custodiam of some lands. Referred to the Lord Deputy of Ireland for his report. [S.P. Dom. Entry Book 237, p. 170.]
April 13.
On board the Kent in Calais Road.
Captain Francis Winell to the Duke of Shrewsbury. "The weather has been so foggy and hazy for some days, that I could not send any ships to look into Dunkirk Road; I believe no ship has got out of Calais, but what we spoke of." [S.P. Dom. Naval 5, No. 2.]
April 14.
Whitehall.
Sir William Trumbull to the Lords of the Treasury, enclosing, for their report a paper concerning the sinking of the revenue of the Post Office, signed by Ralph Blackhall. Enclosure not entered. [S.P. Dom. Entry Book 99, p. 273.]
April 14.
Kensington.
Commissions for Mr. John Harnage to be captain of the first marine regiment of foot commanded by the Marquis of Carmarthen in the room of Captain William Prince. [Ibid. 167, p. 260.]; and for Charles Haris, gent., to be cornet of that troop in the regiment of dragoons commanded by Brigadier Edward Matthews, whereof he himself is captain. [Ibid. 168, p. 184.]
April 14.
Whitehall.
Proceedings upon the petition of Mary Terrick, widow. The petitioner shows that her husband was a cornet in Colonel Coy's regiment, and served the King in Ireland and Flanders, where he lost his life. He left her in a deplorable condition. She prays for a pension. Referred to the Commissioners of the Treasury for report. [Ibid. 237, p. 173.]
April 14.
Kensington.
Warrant for an allowance of 10s. a day to Sir James Jefferys, knight, governor of Duncannon Fort, over and above the 10s. a day allowed him in lieu of his company upon the military establishment of Ireland. [S.P. Dom. Signet Office 13, p. 341.]
April 15.
Kensington.
Warrant for the borough of Pontefract to choose another recorder, in the room of Robert Franks, esquire, who has neglected or refused to take the oaths, as he ought to have done, upon his receiving that office after the death of Francis White. [S.P. Dom. Entry Book 162, p. 72.]
April 15.
Kensington.
Commissions for Mr. Leonard Cradock to be lieutenant to Captain George Norman in Brigadier Earle's regiment; for Mr. John Massey to be ensign to Captain John West in the same regiment [Ibid. 167, p. 260]; for Matthew Laffite, gent., to be adjutant to the regiment of foot commanded by Colonel John Tidcombe [S.P. Dom. Entry Book 168, p. 191]; for Edward Couley, esq., to be adjutant to the first marine regiment of foot commanded by the Marquis of Carmarthen and to be lieutenant to Captain Gilbert Symond's company in the same regiment. [Ibid., p. 195.]
April 15.
Whitehall.
Sir William Trumbull to the Lords of the Admiralty. It is the King's pleasure that you admit Arthur le Comte a midshipman extraordinary on board such ship as you shall think fit. [Ibid. 204, p. 119.]
April 15.
Whitehall.
Proceedings upon the petition of Alexander Hevrard, gentleman. The petitioner shows that he expended 300l. in bringing over and taking an account of those 600 families which the King designed to settle in Ireland, and that, through this, he has been reduced to great extremities. He was obliged to leave his family in Ireland more than 14 months ago, his business not having been dispatched yet, though he petitioned the King once before. He desires a grant of 6s. a day out of the pensions that are vacant in Ireland, to enable him to maintain his family, which consists of eight persons, and begs for money for his passage to Ireland. Referred to the Commissioners of the Treasury for their report, the King having ordered that some money be given the petitioner, to enable him to return to Ireland. [Ibid. 237, p. 167.]
April 15.
Whitehall.
Proceedings upon the petition of Elizabeth McCrakon, widow of Captain James McCrakon, late of the King's royal regiment of foot, when commanded by Sir Robert Douglas. The petitioner shows that her husband served the King very faithfully, and in particular signalised himself at the Battle of Steinkirk, in which he was killed. He left her with two young children in a most destitute condition. She prays for a pension. Referred to the Commissioners of the Treasury for their report. [Ibid., p. 168.]
April 15.
Kensington.
Passes for Captain Meres, in Colonel How's regiment, with a servant, to go to Harwich and Holland; and for James Lockhart, esquire, ditto. [Ibid. 344, p. 493.]
April 15.
Kensington.
Warrant for the discharge of Robert Mackarel, merchant, from certain bonds given by him for the value of his ships, seized in Ireland and delivered to him on bail.
He suffered great hardships in France by reason of his being a protestant, and in his endeavour to escape from that kingdom with what effects he could, and settle in Ireland, several of his ships were seized and condemned, both in England and Ireland.
Several of the petitioner's ships have been employed in the transport service, for which there is a considerable sum due to him. He is now settled with his family in Dublin, and the attorney-general of Ireland has certified that he sees no mark in him of ill affection to the King and government, but rather the contrary, and that the petitioner is "very unfortunate and deplorable." [S.P. Dom. Signet Office 13, p. 290.]
April 15.
Kensington.
Warrant for the payment of 500l. out of the Irish revenues to Ann Hartwell, widow of Samuel Hartwell, as a recompense for the loss of his castle, called Castle Connell, near Limerick, which was destroyed by the King's order after the surrender of that place. [S.P. Dom. Signet Office 13, p. 293.]
April 15.
Kensington.
Warrant for a grant under the great seal of Ireland, to Richard, Earl of Bellomont, of the estates of Sir Valentine Browne, commonly called Lord Kenmare, and Sir Nicholas Browne, his son, forfeited to the crown by the late rebellion, for a term of 1,000 years at a peppercorn rent; the premises to be leased by the Earl to some lessee, who shall pay 1,000l. per annum, the overplus of the issues of the same, over and above the said 1,000l., to be collected to the use of the crown. [Ibid., p. 305.]
April 16.
Whitehall.
The Duke of Shrewsbury to Sir John Fleet, governor of the East India Company. authorizing the company to employ Captain Gifford in command of the Sidney, one of the ships now going in their service to the Indies. [Ibid. 100, p. 233.]
April 16.
Kensington.
Passes for Captain Bor, with two servants, to go to Holland; for John Maglue, a sergeant, with twelve men for Colonel Collingwood's regiment, ditto [Ibid. 346, p. 302]; for Patrick Mackardy, a sergeant, with four recruits, ditto; for Captain Cole, with two servants, to go to Flanders; for Colonel Matthews, with three servants, to go to Holland; for Major Wivell, with one servant, to go to Flanders [Ibid., p. 303]; for Charles, Count Wrede, Ive Scheffer, his governor, John Jacob Gesner and John Benevelt, his servants, to go to Holland; for —Andriesen and Barent Aatbertse, Dutchmen, ditto [Ibid., p. 304]; for Lieutenant Robert Falconer, a sergeant, drummer, and ten recruits for Colonel Robert Mackay's regiment, ditto [Ibid., p. 306]; for Francis Olivier, ditto [Ibid., p. 307]; and for Sir Michael Mitchell to go to Ireland [Ibid., p. 320.]
April 16. A form of prayer and thanksgiving to be used on Thursday the 16th April throughout England and Wales, and the town of Berwick upon Tweed, for "discovering and disappointing a horrid and barbarous conspiracy of papists and other traitorous persons to assassinate and murder his most gracious Majesty's royal person, and for delivering this kingdom from an invasion intended by the French." Printed. [S.P. Dom. William and Mary 6, No. 25.]
April 17.
Whitehall.
The Duke of Shrewsbury to the mayor of Sandwich. By the account you give of one Staunton, who has been lately apprehended as resembling Bryerly, it is not likely that he is the same, since he has lately been at sea. But it is fit that Staunton should make it appear what he has been doing this five months, since he has been discharged from the sea service. When any persons are taken upon a supposition they are some of those mentioned in the late proclamations, if you will send hither an exact description of them, enquiry may be made of those who know them, and it may be more easily determined, what to do with them. [S.P. Dom. Entry Book 100, p. 234.]
April 17.
Whitehall.
The Duke of Shrewsbury to Mr. Woodgate. From the letter signed by you and Mr. Thorpe, concerning one taken up, who goes by the name of Farewell, and from what you have written to Mr. Sayers, it appears you imagine it may be Hungate, who is mentioned in the proclamation. If an exact description of him had been sent up at the same time, you might have been soon satisfied whether it were he or not, and care might have been taken to bring him up in safe custody. [Ibid.]
April 17.
Kensington.
Commission for Humphry Cory, gent., to be ensign of that company whereof Captain Salomon Rapin is captain in the regiment of foot commanded by Colonel Thomas Brudenell. [Ibid. 168, p. 186.]
April 17.
Whitehall.
Warrant to the keeper of Newgate to bring Cardell Goodman to Whitehall to be examined. [Ibid. 345, p. 384.]
April 17.
Kensington.
Passes for Joachim Rudegar de Gloss, a subject of the Elector of Brandenburg, Francis Peter Theodati, his governor, Alexander de Zychlin Zychlinski, and John Burzymonsky, to go to Holland [Ibid. 346, p. 303]; for Elizabeth Kirke to go to Flanders; for Stephen Fox, ditto; for John Tiepenbrock to go to Holland; for Mr. John Kettle, with his wife and servant, ditto, upon the recommendation of Lady Derby; for Lieutenant George Foulkes and his servant to go to Ireland [Ibid., p. 304]; for Mr. William Briggs, ditto [Ibid., p. 306]; for Isaac Pereyra Coutino, Abraham Baruh Louzada, Joseph de Mattos and one servant, to go to Holland; and for David Baruh Louzada, Isaac Baruh Louzada, his son, and Rebecca Baruh Louzada, to go to Barbados. [Ibid., p. 309.]
April 17.
Kensington.
Proclamation authorizing the acceptance of clipped money in payment of duties and taxes till the 4th of May next. Printed. [S.P. Dom. Proclamations 4. No. 131.]
April 18.
Kensington.
Commission for Mr. Joseph Bullock to be ensign to Captain Samuel Michel in Colonel Henry Trelawney's regiment. [S.P. Dom. Entry Book 167, p. 260.]
April 18.
Kensington.
Proceedings upon the petition of William Meisters. The petitioner shows that in May, 1691, he was appointed store-keeper of the Ordnance, and was at the same time ordered to go to Ireland, where he continued in the King's service till January, 1692. He was ignorant that he was obliged to take the " sacraments and oaths" appointed by act of parliament, but on the 13th March 1692, he did receive the communion, and took the oaths at the quarter sessions held for Westminster on the 1st April, 1692. Nevertheless an information was exhibited against him in the court of King's Bench in Easter term, in the 4th year of the King's reign. He prays for a Nolle Prosequi to be entered upon the said information. Referred to the Attorney General for his report. [S.P. Dom. Entry Book, 237, p. 171.]
April 18.
Whitehall.
Warrant to Francis Clarke, messenger in ordinary, to search for and apprehend — Aynesworth, for suspicion of high treason. [Ibid. 346, p. 301.]
April 18.
Whitehall.
A similar warrant to Peter Mariscoe, to repair to some place in Wiltshire to apprehend — Calloway as above. [Ibid., p. 302.]
April 18.
Whitehall.
Passes for Mr. Giles Hancock to go to Chatham; for Thomas Swynborn, esquire, a barrister of Gray's Inn, and Thomas Narand, his servant, to go to Newcastle, and return [Ibid.]; for Elizabeth White to go to Holland [Ibid., p. 304]; and for Mary Camell and her two children to go to Ireland. [Ibid., p. 306.]
April 19.
Kensington.
Commission for Mr. Stephen Cadroy to be ensign to Captain Thomas Jones in Colonel Ingoldesby's regiment. [Ibid. 167, p. 260.]
April 19.
Kensington.
Passes for Mr. Joseph Sykes to go to Holland [Ibid. 346, p. 304]; and for Juliana Byron, with a maid and manservant, to go to Ireland. [Ibid., p. 306.]
April 20.
Norwich.
Titus Gershom to Sir William Trumbull. He landed in Yarmouth on the 11th of February last from Hull, with goods for which he fully satisfied the custom house officers; but, because he had thirteen fine hunting scimitars, the mayor was so incensed, that he imprisoned him with his servant. He has been imprisoned since the 26th March last, and is reduced to the want of all things proper to support life. He prays to be set at liberty that he may return to his family in Amsterdam. [S.P. Dom. William and Mary 6, No. 26.]
April 20.
Kensington.
Commissions to Mr. Peter Best to be lieutenant to Captain van Beest in Colonel Philip Colyear's regiment; for Mr. Labilliere to be reformed lieutenant in Count Marton's regiment [S.P. Dom. Entry Book 167, p. 260]; for Edward Dixie, esq., to be captain of that company whereof Captain John Wood was late captain in the regiment of foot commanded by Sir Richard Atkins; for Henry Tanckard, esq., to be captain lieutenant of that company in the same regiment of foot whereof Sir Richard Atkins himself is captain; for Francis Mariot, gent., to be lieutenant of that company whereof Captain William Burgh is captain in the same regiment [Ibid. 168, p. 190]; for John Gignous, esq. to be captain of that company whereof Captain Stephens Cassin was late captain in the regiment of foot commanded by Colonel John Buchan; for James Barry, esq., to be captain of that company whereof Captain William Berry was late captain in the regiment of foot commanded by Sir Matthew Bridges; for William Berry, esq., to be captain of that company whereof Captain James Barry was late captain in the regiment of foot commanded by Sir George St. George. [S.P. Dom. Entry Book 168, p. 194]; and for John Cheyne, gent., to be ensign of that company, whereof Captain Willoughby Aston is captain in the regiment of foot commanded by Sir Richard Atkins. [Ibid., p. 200.]
April 20.
Kensington.
Brevet to John Philiponeau de Montargier, esq., to command and take his rank as colonel of foot. [Ibid., p. 201.]
April 20.
Whitehall.
Proceedings upon the petition of Dame Mary Calverley, widow and relict of Sir Henry Calverley, knight, lately deceased, and Mary Calverley, sole daughter and heir of the said Sir Henry Calverley. The petitioners show that a marriage has been concluded to be had between Mary Calverley, the daughter, and Bennet Sherard, son of Bennet, Lord Sherard, and that the manor of Eryholme, co. York, the manor of Newton Hansard, co. Durham, and all lands, etc., late of the said Sir Henry Calverley in those parts and in Littleburn alias Burnhall, co. Durham, are agreed to be settled upon trustees in order to be sold for raising the marriage portion of the said Mary Calverley, who is nineteen years of age, and cannot complete the settlement agreed upon at the said marriage treaty, without suffering one or more common recoveries of the said estate. They pray for a grant of a privy seal accordingly. Referred to the Attorney or Solicitor General for report. See also post p. 147. [Ibid. 237, p. 174.]
April 20.
Whitehall.
Proceedings upon the petition of Rabsy Smithsby, daughter of William Smithsby, deceased. The petitioner shows that Charles I, in the 13th year of his reign by his letters patent conveyed an annuity of 1,000l. per annum, payable out of the customs, to her father and his executors, for 16 years from Lady day, 1637, in consideration of his services and his payment of 6,250l. to George, Lord Baltimore, for the surrender of a former patent granted by the said King. This was paid until Lady day, 1641, but no further, and at the expiration of the King's grant there was owing 12,000l. for 12 years' arrears of the said annuity. Her father died in 1660 without having received the arrears, and having suffered in other ways, to the ruin of himself and family, so that the petitioner is reduced to great want. If the King cannot pay the 12,000l. in money, she prays the reversion of the small manors of Barton, Barrow, Gouxhill and Hogsthorp in Lincolnshire for 99 years at a small rent of 13s. 4d., after the determination of the present interest which the Queen Dowager has therein, and the Queen's power of making leases for 31 years at any time during her life. Referred to the Commissioners of the Treasury for report. [Ibid. 238, p. 70.]
April 20.
Kensington.
Warrant for Charles Fane, esquire, to be sworn standard-bearer of the band of gentlemen pensioners, in the room of Henry Bourchier Fane, esquire, deceased. [Ibid. 345, p. 385.]
April 20.
Whitehall.
Warrant to the keeper of Newgate to bring — Lowick to Whitehall to be examined. [S.P. Dom. Entry Book 345, p. 385.]
April 20.
Kensington.
Warrant for William Brodrick, esquire, to be attorney general in Jamaica during the King's pleasure, with the usual proviso as to residence in the island. [Ibid., p. 386.]
April 20.
Kensington.
Warrant for a grant of a baronetcy to Thomas Wheat of Glympton, co. Oxford, esquire. [Ibid., p. 387.]
April 20.
Whitehall.
Warrant to the keeper of Newgate to receive into custody William Birkenhead, committed for high treason in conspiring to assassinate the King. [Ibid. 346, p. 305.]
April 20.
Whitehall.
Warrant to the same to receive into custody — Chivery, for high treason in adhering to his Majesty's enemies. [Ibid.]
April 20.
Whitehall.
Warrant to the same, to take Thomas Bertram to Westminster Hall. [Ibid.]
April 20.
Whitehall.
Warrant to the Commissioners of Prizes to pay to John Glover the proceeds of the sale of the ship called the James, another called the Providence, laden with French wines and brandies, and another called, the Peter of Bayonne, laden with fish, lately taken by our packet boats the Spanish Alliance and the Spanish Expedition, whereof Captain Hutchins and Captain Clyco are commanders, and by them carried into the port of Corunna. [Ibid., p. 306.]
April 20.
Kensington.
Warrant for a pardon of manslaughter, to Nicholas Carew, esq., he being convicted at the last assizes at Southwark of killing Edmund Ashton, esquire. [Ibid., p. 308.]
April 20.
Kensington.
Passes for Christian Knebel to go to Gravesend, or any other port, and embark for Germany; for Isaac de la Croix, his wife and seven children, to go to Bristol, or any other port for Ireland; [Ibid. 344, p. 493]; for Sir Robert Gery, bart., to go to Italy for his health via Germany [Ibid., p. 494]; for John Tamyno and Thomas Tamyno, his nephew, to embark at Harwich for Holland or Flanders; for Diana Maes to embark at Harwich for Holland [Ibid., p. 495]; for Margaret Reins to go to Hamburg; for Christine Wegersleuf, with a child and maidservant, to go to Norway [Ibid. 346, p. 307]; for Francis Peter Gandillon, to go to Holland [Ibid., p. 314]; for Captain John Melon in Colonel Robert Mackay's regiment (sic); and for Captain Charles Conyers, Lieutenant Oliver Wheeler, and thirtyeight men, to go to Holland. [Ibid., p. 317.]
April 20.
Kensington.
Warrant for the discharge of Archibald, Earl of Argyll, of 500l., in part of any "blench, few, taxtward, tack or entry duties" due from him to the crown. [S.P. Scotland, Warrant Book 16, p. 204.]
April 20.
Kensington.
Warrant for the payment of 500l. to William, Earl of Annandale, in consideration of his faithful services, for some years, in several stations, and the considerable charges he has been at by his attendance on the King's affairs, particularly while he was president of the privy council of Scotland. [S.P. Scotland Warrant Book 16, p. 205.]
April 20.
Kensington.
Warrant to Anne, Duchess of Hamilton, keeper of the palace of Holyrood House, to furnish convenient lodgings there for Archibald, Earl of Argyll, and his family, together with kitchens, coach-houses, stables, etc. [Ibid., p. 206.]
April 20.
Kensington.
A like warrant on behalf of William, Earl of Annandale. [Ibid., p. 207.]
April 20.
Kensington.
Warrant for the payment of 100l. to Adam Cockburn of Ormiston, lord justice clerk, out of the first and readiest of the tack duty that shall be paid into the Treasury of Scotland for bishops' rents. [Ibid.]
April 20.
Kensington.
Warrant for a yearly pension of 200l. to Lord Blantyre, as a mark of the royal bounty and favour, with liberty to occupy, by himself or his family, the house in the city of Glasgow formerly belonging to the archbishops of that see. [Ibid., p. 208.]
April 20.
Kensington.
Warrant for a confirmation of the grant of the postmastership at Haddington to William Johnston and Christian Auld, his spouse, with a yearly fee of 600l. Scots, for conveying packets, etc., from Haddington to Cockburnspath and to Canongate. [Ibid., p. 210.]
April 20.
Kensington.
Warrant for a grant of the ward, non-entry, relief and marriage of Alexander Porterfield of that ilk, grandson and heir of the late John Porterfield, deceased, concerning the lands of Quarreltown and Easter Cockran. [Ibid., p. 211.]
April 20.
Kensington.
Warrant for a grant of the single and life-rent escheat of Colonel Thomas Buchan, sometime designed Lieutenant General Buchan, denounced to the horn on account of his rebellion, to his brother Colonel John Buchan. [Ibid.]
April 20.
Kensington.
Commissions for James Robertson to be lieutenant of the artillery company of Scotland, of which John Slezer is captain, in place of Lieutenant Adams, deceased [Ibid., p. 212]; for Sir James Cockburn to be captain of the company formerly commanded by Captain Gairie in Lord Lindsay's regiment; for Archibald Baillie to be lieutenant of Captain Skeen's company in Sir William Douglas's regiment of foot; for John Ker to be ensign of Captain Livingstone's company in the same regiment; and for Andrew Dikson to be ensign of Captain Mark Ker's company in Colonel George Macgill's regiment. [Ibid., p. 213.]
April 20.
Kensington.
Warrant for letters patent under the great seal of Ireland, creating within the city of Dublin, the suburbs and franchises thereof, one guild or fraternity of the arts of brewers and maltsters, to consist of a master, two wardens, and the commonalty of the same, and constituting Robert Rochfort, esquire, attorneygeneral of Ireland and Speaker of the House of Commons there, Allen Broderick, esquire, solicitor-general there, William Billington (the first master) and Mark Rantsford, aldermen of Dublin, Chichester Philips, esquire, Colonel Richard Forster, Joseph Budden, esquire, Major John Pierson, Isaac Ward, Robert Mason, Colonel Peter Wynne, John Abbot, Thomas Parsons, Ephraim Thwaits, Nathaniel Bradford, John Reilley, Joseph Worrall and Richard Tigh, the two last to be the first wardens. [S.P. Dom. Signet Office 13, p. 294.]
April 21.
Whitehall.
Proceedings upon the petition of Samuel Baston. The petitioner shows that the King, upon a petition presented on the 16th February, signified his pleasure that he should propose something in order to the making provision for him, in consideration of his faithful services in discovering the evil practices of the Commissioners for Sick and Wounded. He prays for the place of purser to any of the King's ships of the first, second or third rate, when it shall be vacant. Referred to the Commissioners of the Admiralty for their consideration. [S.P. Dom. Entry Book 237, p. 172.]
April 21
Whitehall.
Proceedings upon the petition of Sir John Guise, baronet. The petitioner shows that there is a marriage intended to be solemnised between him and Elizabeth Napper, daughter of Sir Nathaniel Napper, but, as he is under age, he is incapable of making any settlement. He prays for a grant of a privy seal to suffer such recovery of his estate, in order to make such settlement as they shall agree. Referred to the Attorney or Solicitor General for their report. [Ibid., p. 173.]
April 21.
Kensington.
Passes for John Salomon Hattenback, Paul Crivie, Charles Gustav Bertig and Christian Weiman, to go to Holland, on the recommendation of the Prince of Denmark's chaplain; for Thomas Koster, John Spangenberg, John Forbus and George Gordon, servants to Mr. Danckelman, and five horses, ditto [Ibid. 346, p. 308]; for John Henry Berenberg, John Jaackim Seyffert, and John Harry Heickenrick, Germans, ditto [Ibid., p. 309]; for John Derwich and Abraham Sedgwick, Armenians, to go to Hamburg [Ibid., p. 312]; for Andrew Young and John Kynneir to go to Ireland [Ibid., p. 313]; for John Cau, Jane Tessier and two children, Mary Poiree and one child, Elizabeth Berchireau and one child, Hannah Maillard and two children, to go to Holland [Ibid., p. 314]; for Sir David Colyear, Captain John Hamilton, and two servants, ditto; for Paul Amédée Pichard, ditto; for Abraham de Smet and his wife, ditto [Ibid., p. 315]; and for John de Clove, Machteltie his wife, and Catherine his daughter, ditto [Ibid., p. 316.]
April 21.
Kensington.
Warrant for the payment of 1,406l. 5s. 2d. out of the revenues of Ireland to Sir Joseph Herne and Sir Stephen Evance, knights, as interest upon money advanced by them for clothing furnished to the regiments of the Earl of Donegal and Colonel Cunningham in April, 1693. The sum total was 8,557l. 10s. 1d., which was not wholly repaid till 23 November, 1695. [S.P. Dom. Signet Office 13, p. 301.]
April 22.
Whitehall.
The Duke of Shrewsbury to Mr. Cramp. Lord Romney has acquainted me that a person has lately been committed to the gaol of Rochester, who you suppose is Durance, mentioned in the proclamation. I desire you will send me the name he stands committed by, with his description, and particularly whether he speaks like a foreigner, that they who know him may be advised with, and such directions given thereupon as shall be needful. [S.P. Dom. Entry Book 100, p. 235.]
April 22.
Whitehall.
Post warrant and passes for the Earl of Roxburgh, his tutor, Mr. Cockburn, and Thomas Randall, his servant, Mr. William Cockburn and Joseph Smith, his servant, with five horses, to go to Deal in Kent; for Mr. George Heron to go to Northumberland [Ibid. 346, p. 309]; and for Mr. Jasper Grant to go to Ireland [Ibid., p. 332.]
April 22.
Kensington.
Warrant for a grant under the great seal of Ireland to William Watson, esquire, of the forfeited estates of David Nagle and Pierce Nagle in that kingdom. [S.P. Dom. Signet Office 13, p. 299.]
April 22.
Kensington.
Warrant for the grant of a new lease or custodiam of lands lately belonging to Richard, Earl of Tyrconnell, in co. Kildare, and to Thomas Wise in Queen's County, in favour of Charles, Earl of Mountrath, in continuance of a lease granted by Queen Mary, 28 April, 1693, in consideration that the said Earl appeared early in the King's service, and has been a great sufferer in his estate. [Ibid., p. 300.]
April 23.
Whitehall.
The Duke of Shrewsbury to the Lords of the Treasury, referring, for their report, the petition of Mrs. Willoughby, to whom the late Queen was pleased to allow 50l. a quarter, out of compassion for the unhappy circumstances she and her family were reduced to, by the stopping of her pension in Ireland. [S.P. Dom. Entry Book 100, p. 236.]
April 23.
Kensington.
Warrant for John Burges to be admitted to a pensioner's place on the foundation of the Charterhouse. [Ibid. 163, p. 78.]
April 23. Commissions for Mr. Jasper Clayton to be captain of Captain Galbraith's company in Brigadier Steuart's regiment (sic) [Ibid. 167, p. 261]; for Lieutenant Macdonnell to be lieutenant to Captain Richard Lewis in Sir Henry Bellasys' regiment of foot [Ibid., p. 297]; and for Alexander Gay, gent., to be lieutenant of that company whereof Captain William Gay is captain in the regiment of foot commanded by Colonel Thomas Brudenell [Ibid. 168, p. 190.]
April 23.
Kensington.
Passes for Don Francisco Leones de Galvara, Don Paulo Lepi, John and Stephens (sic), Don Bernardino Chepari and his son, Don Philipe Beneto, Michael Dorial, his wife and two children, Maria Viana de Soto, with her two children, James Osberg, John Francisco de Ruiz, his wife and two children, being nineteen persons in all (sic) [S.P. Dom. Entry Book 344, p. 495]; for James Roy, midshipman extraordinary on board his Majesty's ship Ossory, to go to the Downs, or any other port where the fleet shall be; for Cornelius Vanderonde, kettledrum to Lord Rivers (sic); for Mr. John Nicholls, chaplain to Colonel Stanley's regiment (sic); for Nicholas Umbagh, his wife and six children, to go to Holland [Ibid. 346, p. 312]; for John Valch, James Guidott, James Neale and Nicholas Chert, to go to Sweden; for Stephen Carein to go to Holland; for Mr. Charles Congreve to go to Ireland; for Mary de Garigue to go to Holland; for Mr. Arthur Gore, John Ladds his tutor, and Hester Parrat, his servant, to go to Ireland; for Anna Paulue to go to Holland [Ibid., p. 313]; for Mr. Richard Southele and John Young, merchants, ditto; for Mr. John Hudson and two servants, ditto; for Abraham Royswick and Cornelius Volemberg, ditto; for Jacob Scholte and Volkert van Braaye, ditto [Ibid., p. 314]; for Mr. William Wallace and George Pringle, ditto; for Michael la Roche, ditto; for Mrs. Hester Swinford, ditto; for John Merie and Peter Douzel, ditto; and for Sir Gerard Aylmer and his wife, Esma Dillon and Walter Cruse, their servants, to go to Ireland, on the recommendation of Admiral Aylmer. [Ibid., p. 316.]
April 23.
Whitehall.
Warrant to the keeper of Newgate to suffer Sir Henry Hobart to have access to — Rookwood, a prisoner. [Ibid., p. 312.]
April 23.
Whitehall.
Warrant to the same to bring Cardell Goodman to Whitehall to be examined. [Ibid. 345, p. 386.]
April 24. A list of the prisoners in the custody of the messengers, by Secretary Trumbull's warrant. John Charleton, John Wood, Messrs. Genefer, Turner, Browne, Chapman and Usher, William Bright, "inf." (fn. 1) Henry Bradshaw, "inf. " (fn. 1) William Horsly (bailed), William Hailes, Mr. Kelly, Morris Magrale (bailed), Thomas Buckell, William O'Brien, Belthazar Redding, John Coleman, Charles Carrington, Messrs. Chapman and Mathews, Colonel Cash, Mr. Cox, "inf. " (fn. 1) Colonel Desimbert, "inf. " (fn. 1) Mr. Davis, "inf. " (fn. 1) Mr. Rigden, "inf. " (fn. 1) Messers. Ward, Goodchefe, and Answorth, Richard Rumball alias Rumsey, "inf." (fn. 1), Sir Thomas Wiseman, Thomas Bragg, Samuel Grant, Captain Daniel Woods, John Baptist Deary, Willcox, a tailor, "inf." (fn. 1), Knight, a hatter, dead, Cooke of Hackney, "inf." (fn. 1), Mr. Inwood, Dr. Godding, Mr. Cast, Browne and wife, Dr. Johnson, the three Langhornes, Mr. Smithson, Mr. Dewis, Dr. Smith, Mr. Baker, Ralph Hardwick, Messrs. Lewsey, Massey, Singleton, West, Browne, Barnesly, Kelly and Harris, Father King, two Weldings, Major Hawly, Mr. Prettyman, Mr. Stafford, Jarvis Hawton, Mr. Francis Therry, George Aldred, David Middelton, John Hodges, James Jones, Thomas Pharron, Lawrence Brabazon, Bennett Richards, Robert Lurman, James Burnall, James Browne, William Plummer, John Burrows, Mr. Gorden, Mr. Burke, Thomas Butler, Jeffery Keiling, Thomas Harris, Dr. Sombord, Mr. Diverly, Mr. Iden and wife, Mr. Yeomans, Captain Ems, John Caranah, Philip FitzGerald, Edward Fitz Gerald, David Burke, Nicholas Lescovre, George Macollock, Mr. West, John Corne, Captain Michael Browne, William Rutland, Captain Goodwin, Mr. Barrett, Mr. Binyon, Edward Harris, Richard Rowe, Edward Hayes, Thomas Aldrid.
In charge of Richard Poyke, Clerk of the Cheque:—Borlase, Mrs. — Benson, "inf." (fn. 2), Mrs. — Pooke, "inf." (fn. 2), Mrs. — Parker, "inf." (fn. 2) — Clarke, Francis Middleton, Sir Æneas McPherson, — Yarborow, "inf." (fn. 2)
A note on the back:—"Mr. Lillock, innkeeper at the Red Lion in St. Albans." [S.P. Dom. William and Mary 6, No. 27.]
April 24.
Kensington.
Commission for Thomas Beach, gent., to be ensign of that company whereof Captain Thomas Musgrave is captain in the regiment of foot commanded by Colonel Francis Collingwood. [S.P. Dom. Entry Book 168, p. 190.]
April 24.
Whitehall.
Proceedings upon the petition of Mary Ann and Magdalen Ross, daughters of George Ross, deceased. The petitioners show that their father served the King's mother 21 years as her first gentleman usher, for which arrears were due to him. Their mother, by order of the King's mother, at several times brought letters and messages into England, in the usurper's time, to the royal party, thereby endangering her life. In consideration whereof her Royal Highness promised to do well for them, and at her death expressed her trouble at having made no provision for her faithful servant Ross; the late King Charles, promised to take care of him, and soon after granted him a pension of 200l. per annum, under the great seal, for life. But their father died without having received any benefit of the same, there being above 600l. due to him, leaving the petitioners nothing to support them. They pray the King to grant them some maintenance by way of pension or otherwise. Referred to the Commissioners of the Treasury for report. [Ibid. 238, p. 72.]
April 24.
Kensington.
Passes for Philip Wilkinson to go to Harwich for Holland, on the recommendation of Mr. William St. Quintin; for Ensign Farquhar Macklellan to go to Chester for Ireland, on Colonel Maccartney's recommendation [Ibid. 344, p. 495]; for Philip Townsend, clerk, and Richard Synge, clerk, with Mary, his wife, and Bartholomew White, his servant, ditto, on the recommendation of Lord Burlington; for David Cithered, ditto, on the recommendation of the Earl of Inchiquin; for Captain Gustavus Barrington and one servant, to embark at Harwich, for Holland [Ibid., p. 496]; for Mr. Herbert Price, clerk of the hospitals in Flanders, and two servants, to go to Flanders [S.P. Dom. Entry Book 346, p. 315]; and for — Bigot and — Balleman, his servant, to go to Holland. [Ibid., p. 316.]
April 24.
Kensington.
Approbation of the election of Edward Harley of Brampton Castle, co. Hereford, Esquire, as recorder of Leominster. [Ibid., p. 338.]
April 24.
Kensington.
Warrant for the insertion of William Whitaker, found guilty at the last assizes at Coventry of the murder of William Bennet, in the next general pardon that shall come out for the Midland circuit. [Ibid. 345, p. 390.]
April 24.
Dublin Castle.
Lord Capell to the Duke of Shrewsbury. The master, wardens and brethren of the fraternity or guild of St. John the Baptist, Dublin, commonly called the corporation of tailors, are desirous to renew their charter, for the better excluding disaffected and unqualified persons, who will not take the oaths required, and to free themselves from certain vain and superstitious ceremonies and observances, to which they seem obliged by their old charter. They have made application to me to recommend them to his Majesty for a new grant for the better regulating of that trade, and removing the inconveniences they apprehend themselves to be under at present. I have desired his Majesty's solicitor-general to consider the matter, and let me have his opinion therein. He has, by his reports here enclosed, certified the case, with the draft of a letter proper for his Majesty's signature, which I am of opinion his Majesty may please to grant, as tending to encouragement of trade and of the protestant interests. Indeed, seeing this city is unfortified, and chiefly to be defended by its own militia and inhabitants, I conceive the renewing these charters will greatly add to their security, in regard all those who are to be members thereof will be obliged to take the oaths and subscribe the declaration appointed by act of parliament, which is not enjoined by their present charter. [S.P. Ireland 358, No. 17.] Enclosing:—
(1) Petition (undated) of the master, wardens and brethren of the corporation of tailors, of Dublin, praying a charter de novo to the intents of their former charter, commemorating therein the success of his Majesty, and praying leave to nominate his Excellency to be their patron. It shews that the petitioners and their predecessors have been a guild or fraternity for several hundred years, by virtue of several charters granted them by his Majesty's progenitors, and have always behaved themselves as faithful subjects. The papists, since the last rebellion, have in great numbers repaired to this city out of the country, and work at the tailor's trade to the great detriment of the petitioners, the papists committing many frauds, which are not punishable by the petitioners, unless they are granted a charter de novo to the intents of the former charters, and empowering them to become a protestant fraternity or guild. The petitioners therefore ask to be granted a new charter to the above intents. Referred by Lord Capell, under date, Dublin Castle, 30th September, 1695, to his Majesty's Attorney or Solicitor General. [S.P. Ireland, 358, No. 17. i.]
(2) Report by Alan Brodrick, Solicitor-General of Ireland, dated 14th April, 1696, upon the above petition, that the said draft of a letter is fit to be recommended to his Majesty for his signature. He refers to a former order of reference, dated 18th March, 1695. [Ibid., No. 17. ii.]
(3) Draft warrant for the preparation of a new charter to the master, wardens and brethren of the fraternity or guild of St. John the Baptist, Dublin, commonly called the corporation of tailors, Dublin, confirming to the master, wardens and brethren of the fraternity or guild the possession of several houses and parcels of ground in Backlane in the city of Dublin, and of a house, garden and plot of ground in Oxmanstown, Dublin, and of a rent charge of twenty shillings sterling per annum, growing due out of a plot or place called the Shut Clap Mill in St. Patrick's Street, Dublin, and of a yearly rent of three shillings and fourpence sterling, payable byKennedy, esquire, out of his holding by St. Audeon's Church, Dublin, and of the town and lands of the Baskin in the county of Dublin, and also of several houses, gardens and plots of ground in and about the town of Wicklow. George Cumming, the present master of the said fraternity or guild, and Charles Cox and William Ballance, the present wardens, are to continue in their respective offices until the feast of St. John the Baptist next; with added date 2 May, 1696. [Ibid., No. 17. iii.]
April 25.
[Whitehall.]
Warrant to the keeper of Newgate to bring Thomas Perkins, Isaac Bullock and Bernard Davis to Whitehall to be examined. [S.P. Dom. Entry Book 345, p. 387.]
April 26.
Kensington.
Commissions to Mr. Henry Vansisterfleet to be lieutenant to captain Nanfan in colonel John Jacob's regiment. [Ibid. 167, p. 261]; and for William Austen to have Captain Phillip Griffin's company in Sir John Jacob's regiment of foot. [Ibid., p. 267.]
April 26.
Kensington.
Passes for Peter Gadereau, his wife and three children, to go to Holland; for John Martin and John la Fage, ditto; for Mr. George Barson to go to Barbados [Ibid. 346, p. 316]; for Edward Clegherne, a soldier discharged, to go to Ireland; for Owen Faires, ditto; for Isaac Saraina, Aaron Saportas and Ephraim Arary, to go to Holland; for Mr. George Gray and Mr. George Lauder, ditto; for Captain James Jones, and one servant, Captain John Lee, and one servant, Lieutenants Richard Hemmings and Evans Lloyd, and Ensigns Pocock and Rowland Winwood, officers in Colonel Ingoldsby's regiment, to go to Ostend; for John Bullingbrook to go to Ireland; for Lieutenant Colonel Giles Spicer and Charles Harris, with two servants, to go to Holland [Ibid., p. 317]; for Mr. Robert Maxwell to go to Ireland [Ibid., p. 319]; for John le Court, a French protestant, with his goods, to go to Holland; for Matthew la Brune, a French protestant, ditto; for Sir Henry Weyms, knight, William Worth, gent., and his wife, Mrs. Frances Hawley, Stephen Sweet, Mrs. Elizabeth Bristol, Henry Harrison, Richard Burnet, Thomas King and John Andrews, to go to Ireland, on the recommendation of the Duke of Ormond [S.P. Dom. Entry Book 346, p. 320]; and for Mr. George Butler and William Egan, his servant (sic) [Ibid., p. 327.]
April 26.
Kensington.
Warrant for a pardon to William Cloase of Hartley, co. Westmoreland, fellmonger, and Robert Whitehead of Whitehall alias Whitell, late of Rombaldkirk, co. York, tailor, for high treason in counterfeiting and clipping coin, and for buying and selling clippings and filings of coin. [Ibid., p. 318.]
April 26.
Kensington.
Warrant to pay to Andrew Smith, clerk, 245l. 16s. 6d., part of the value of the lading of a Dutch ship called the Juffrow Catherine, retaken, after being seven days in the possession of the enemy, by his brother Captain William Smith, late commander of the King's ship Portland, who has since been drowned in the royal service. [Ibid., p. 333.]
April 27. Commissions for Mr. Francis Reade to be captain of Mr. Richard St. George's company in Sir Matthew Bridge's regiment. [Ibid. 167, p. 261]; for Mr. Peter Dodson to be ensign to Captain William Hopton in Sir Henry Bellasys' regiment [Ibid., p. 263]; and for Henry Cookeman, esq., to be captain of that company whereof Captain John Curries was late captain in the regiment of foot commanded by Colonel Zachariah Tiffin. [Ibid. 168, p. 191.]
April 27.
Whitehall.
Sir William Trumbull to the Lords of the Admiralty. The King is sensible of the services and great misfortunes and losses of Mr. Robert Southby, who was secretary to the squadron commanded by the late Sir Francis Wheler. He recommends him most particularly to you for some office or employment in the navy, being well assured of his abilities and capacity to do good service there. [Ibid. 204, p. 119.]
April 27.
Whitehall.
Proceedings upon the petition of Edward Cotton. The petitioner shows that he was a soldier in the reign of Charles I, and is now 74 years of age. He prays for an almsman's place at the hospital of Ewelme. The petition is allowed. [Ibid. 237, p. 176.]
April 27.
Kensington.
Passes for Mary Porter, with her child and a maidservant, to go to Harwich for Flanders; for John le Cerf, ditto [Ibid. 344, p. 496]; for the Ann ketch of London, Samuel Lucas, commander, to take on board such French prisoners as are now in the gaols of England, and transport them to Calais, there to be exchanged for English prisoners [Ibid. 346, p. 321]; and for Henry Orson, with his wife and children, to go to Ireland. [Ibid., p. 322.]
April 27.
Kensington.
Warrant appointing John Baber of the parish of St. Martin's in the Fields, esquire, administrator of the estate of Francis la Peyreston, a French merchant lately deceased in London, which estate he bequeathed to subjects of the French king, enemies of England, whereby the same becomes vested in the English crown. [S.P. Dom. Entry Book, 346, p. 319.]
April 27.
[Whitehall.]
Warrant to the keeper of Newgate to take Cardell Goodman to the Old Bailey. [Ibid. 345, p. 387.]
April 27.
Kensington.
Warrant for a privy seal authorizing fines to be levied, and recoveries suffered, in accordance with the petition of Dame Mary Calverley. See ante, p. 137. [Ibid., p. 388.]
April 27.
Kensington.
Warrant for a pension of 5s. a day to Gaspar de Lanalve, who is to be inserted in the list of French pensioners on the Irish establishment. [S.P. Dom. Signet Office 13, p. 320.]
April 27.
Kensington.
Warrant for a pension of 2s. a day upon the military establishment of Ireland to Judith Jacquau, in consideration of the loss of her nearest relations, killed in the King's service, from whom she has heretofore had her subsistence. [Ibid., p. 447.]
April 28.
Whitehall.
The Duke of Shrewsbury to Colonel Johnson. I have received your letter with the account of what ships are fitting at Brest. You will continue to write as often as you have any material information concerning them. There needs no advice to be given you about an address from the island [of Guernsey ?] since the association they are voluntarily entering into (agreeable as I suppose to what has been done here) will very well serve instead. [S.P. Dom. Entry Book 100, p. 237.]
April 28.
Whitehall.
The same to Colonel Collier. I have received yours of the 9th inst., and acquaint you that I hope there is no great danger of an attempt upon the island [of Jersey ?] by any preparations the enemy may be making. However you do well to be upon your guard, and provide against all events. [Ibid.]
April 28.
Whitehall.
The same to the mayor of Bristol. Your account concerning the Toulon fleet agrees with what we had about the same time from Sir George Rooke, by a ship that overtook him in the Channel; but I am not less obliged to you for the care you took. We should be early informed in a matter of such public concern. [Ibid., p. 238.]
April 28.
Whitehall.
The same to Colonel Kendall. The King commanded me to return the enclosed letter, and is of the opinion that the account looks sensible and true. He concludes you either have or will lay it before the Lords of the Admiralty, and that they will take what care is possible to prevent the enemy's design, and to protect the trade. [Ibid.]
April 28.
Whitehall.
The same to the high sheriff of Cheshire. Having seen a certificate from considerable persons at Chester on behalf of Lewis Welsh and Derby O'Brien, who were some time since taken up, and are still detained in custody upon suspicion, I acquaint you that I have not heard anything they can be charged with in relation to the government, and therefore, unless you have any particular informations against them, I think they may be set at liberty. [S.P. Dom. Entry Book 100, p. 239.]
April 28.
Whitehall.
The Duke of Shrewsbury to Sir Robert Mackworth. I received the account of your having secured two persons, Thomas and Edward Orphear, upon suspicion. Lord Scarborough and Colonel Tidcombe both own them to be in his Majesty's service under their commands, the first as chaplain, and the other as having ridden several years in the troop of guards, as they informed you. You will, therefore, upon receipt of this, cause them to be discharged, that they may repair to their posts in Flanders. I am particularly desired to mention to you that they may not be obliged to pay any fees, or at least that they may be favourably dealt with on that account. [Ibid.]
April 28.
Whitehall.
The same to the deputy lieutenants of Worcestershire. I enclose a warrant signed by the lords of the Council to the sheriff of the county, directing him to take into custody such persons secured by you as are therein named; this you would have received sooner but that your letter of the 4th instant has been mislaid at the Council. [Ibid. 169, p. 14.]
April 28.
Whitehall.
The same to the deputy lieutenants of Herefordshire, enclosing a like warrant for persons omitted in the former warrant. [Ibid.]
April 28.
Whitehall.
The same to the Lord Deputy of Ireland. Application has been made to his Majesty on behalf of Mr. Pulteney, clerk of the council in Ireland, who is like to be a great loser by the removal of the adjudications of the claims under the Articles of Limerick and Galway to the judges of that kingdom. I am directed to transmit, for your opinion, a copy of his memorial, begging to be made registrar of the new court of claims. The King has a gracious regard for the services of Mr. Pulteney, particularly those performed by him in the last sessions of parliament. [S.P. Ireland, King's Letters 2, p. 109.]
April 28.
Kensington.
Warrant for Henry, Earl of Romney, master-general of ordnance, to arm the following regiments, that were deprived of their arms by the French, by whom they were taken in their passage from Flanders into England:—the regiment of foot commanded by Sir Henry Bellasys, and five companies of foot commanded by Brigadier Earle, whereof one is a company of grenadiers. [S.P. Dom. Entry Book 168, p. 192.]
April 28.
Whitehall.
The Duke of Shrewsbury to the Lords of the Admiralty. The King commands that you send orders to the commissioner at Portsmouth to furnish Captain Jacob van der Goes, commander of the States' ship the Maas, now lying at Spithead, with a foremast and bowsprit, taking his receipt for the same, so that they may either be restored in specie, or the value thereof paid in money. [S.P. Dom. Entry Book 205, p. 191.]
April 28.
Kensington.
Passes for John Walgrave, merchant, to go to Harwich for Holland or Flanders, on the recommendation of Colonel Godfrey; for George, Earl of Orkney, with three servants, ditto; for Charles Bellangier with his goods, to go to Harwich and Flanders [Ibid. 344, p. 497]; for Thomas Barwick to go to Holland; for James Dayrolle, controller of the hospitals in Flanders, with his wife, his nephew, a manservant and a maidservant, to go to Holland or Flanders; for Captain Thomas Cook, in Colonel Stanley's regiment, to go to Holland; for Francoise and Anne Favier, French protestants, ditto [Ibid. 346, p. 322]; for Peter de Grange, Jane his wife, and two children, to go to Holland [Ibid., p. 323]; for Timothy Thomas and his servant to go to Holyhead [Ibid., p. 326]; for Thomas Barlow and his servant to go to Holland [Ibid., p. 330]; for Herst Arones, a poor Jew, ditto [Ibid., p. 331]; for Captain George Fletcher and Lieutenant Brudnall, ditto; for Lieutenant Colonel James Hamilton, one servant and three horses, to go to Ireland [Ibid., p. 332]; for Colonel Henry Morrison and three servants to go to Holland; and for Mr. Richard Lightfoot and his servant to go to Ireland. [Ibid., p. 345.]
April 28.
Whitehall.
Warrant to the keeper of Newgate to permit John Cooper to have access to Zachariah Sinco, a prisoner. [Ibid., p. 320.]
April 28.
Kensington.
Warrant to Andrew Corbet, esquire, receiver of the rights and perquisites of the Admiralty, to deliver to Captain John Broom four French vessels, viz., the St. John the Baptist, the Mary of Marseilles, the Michael and the Notre Dame de la Miséricorde, which he captured in the Mediterranean in his ship the Lusitania, formerly the Mary Rose, sailing under letters of marque. [Ibid., p. 325.]
April 28.
Kensington.
Warrant to Sir Charles Hedges, judge of the high court of Admiralty, to deliver to Timothy Lannoy, George Tredway, Walter Hornby and Thomas Vernon, merchants, certain goods taken by Captain John Knapp, commander of the King's ship Bonadventure, in the port of Scanderoon, out of a ship called the San Giuseppe, Captain Dominico de Fassi commander, by way of reprisal for the capture of the ship Serpent of London, belonging to the said merchants, which was seized in the port of Salinis in the island of Cyprus by a French ship called the Madonna del Rosario, Francis David, commander, and thence carried to Sidon, where she was stopped by the pasha, as being taken in a port belonging to the Grand Seignior; the English ambassador at Constantinople vainly endeavoured to procure redress. [Ibid., p. 334.]
April 28.
Kensington.
Warrant for a pardon to Thomas Prendergast, gentleman, of all treasons, rebellions, robberies, etc. [Ibid. 345, p. 391.]
April 28.
Kensington.
Warrant for a tack to George, Viscount Tarbat, of the teynds, teynd sheaves etc. of the parish of Tarbat, comprehending therein the parish of Fear, now divided from it, lying within the sheriffdom of Ross and Cromarty, for the space of "two nineteen years" at the rent of 10 marks Scots. [S.P. Scotland Warrant Book 16, p. 214.]
April 28.
Kensington.
Warrant for a tack to John, Viscount Stair, of the teynds, etc., of the regality and parish of Glenluce, formerly payable to the bishops of Galloway, for — years, at a rent of 20s. Scots, relieving the crown of the two stipends payable to the ministers of the parishes of Old and New Glenluce, and declaring the present tack to be in satisfaction to him of three chalders of meal yearly as his fee as heritable baillie of the said regality. [Ibid., p. 216.]
April 28.
Kensington.
Warrant for dissolving the teynds of the parish of Cambusnathen from the archbishopric of Glasgow, and granting the same to Anne, Duchess of Hamilton, in tail male. [Ibid.]
April 28.
Kensington.
The King to the Lords of the Treasury of Scotland. We understand that our castles and forts in our kingdom of Scotland are still in a bad condition, particularly that of Fort William. We hereby require you to take particular information of their state, and immediately employ workmen in repairing them, and mounting the cannon. [Ibid., p. 217.]
April 28.
Kensington.
Warrant for a yearly pension of 300l. to William, Earl of Crawford. [Ibid., p. 218.]
April 28.
Kensington.
Warrant for the appointment of William Berkeley, esquire, to the office of Master of the Rolls in Ireland, upon the surrender or determination of letters patent of King Charles II, granting the said office to Sir William Temple, bart. [S.P. Dom. Signet Office 13, p. 307.]
April 29.
Whitehall.
Sir William Trumbull to Sir Charles Hedges, enclosing a copy of a warrant for granting away the King's shares of several prize ships, for his opinion as to the truth of the matters of fact. A prompt report should be made, owing to the King's speedy departure. [S.P. Dom. Entry Book 99, p. 274.]
April 29.
Whitehall.
The same to the Lords of the Admiralty. I send, for your consideration, a copy of a letter received from the ambassador of the States General residing here, desiring that two vessels, which have lately come from Holland to Portsmouth with provisions for some of the States' men-of-war, may be exempted from paying "sight money" at Portsmouth. [Ibid. 204, p. 119.]
April 29.
Kenisngton.
Warrant for Thomas Williams to be admitted to a child's place on the foundation of the Charterhouse at the next vacancy. [Ibid. 163, p. 77.]
April 29.
Kensington.
Commissions for Mr. Leonard Fish to be lieutenant to Captain John Lloyd in Colonel Henry Trelawny's regiment of foot [S.P. Dom. Entry Book 167, p. 261]; for Mr. Edward Bush to be adjutant to the same regiment [Ibid., p. 262]; and for Joseph de Valada, gent., to be ensign of that company in the regiment of foot commanded by major-general Isaac de la Melonière, whereof he himself is captain. [Ibid. 168, p. 199].
April 29.
Whitehall.
Proceedings upon the petition of William Briggs, esquire. The petitioner shows that Sir Marke Milebank recovered a judgment against him in Trinity term, 1694, in the court of King's Bench, for 210l. 10s. 2d., which has been since affirmed in the court of Exchequer, in which judgment there is manifest error. He prays for a writ of error returnable in parliament. The petition is allowed. [Ibid. 237, p. 175.]
April 29.
Whitehall.
Proceedings upon the petition of the same. The petitioner shows that Thomas Stawart recovered a judgment against him in Trinity term. 1694, in the court of King's Bench, for 109l. 10s. 2d., besides costs and suits, which have been since affirmed in the Exchequer Chamber, in which judgment is manifest error. He prays for a writ returnable in Parliament. The petition is allowed [Ibid.]
April 29.
Whitehall.
Proceedings upon the petition of Richard Blome, the King's "cosmographical painter. " The petitioner shows that he is engaged in " a very painful work," being an exact description and survey of the cities of London and Westminster. He prays for a grant to farm, for a term of years, the fines that arise from the place of clerk of the market within the verge of the King's Court, he paying the usual fee of 20l. per annum into the Exchequer. Referred to the Commissioners of the Treasury for report. [Ibid. 238, p. 75.]
April 29.
Kensington.
Passes for John Savage, junior, to embark at Harwich for Flanders [Ibid. 344, p. 497]; for Mr. Charles Raboteau and his wife to go to Holland; for James Chambers, John Fairly, James Craford, George Dundas, William Deas, Thomas Wilson, Levi Ball, Samuel Camlin, Alexander Garshore, Cornelius Vandike, John Kirkwood, George Ramsey and Samuel Westwood, surgeons, going to the hospitals in Flanders [Ibid. 346, p. 322]; for the Earl of Roxburgh, Patrick Cockburn, Thomas Strandell and Daniel Frazer, to go to Holland; for Louise Achard, ditto; for William Cherry to go to Ireland [Ibid., p. 323]; for Mr. William Perkins and his servant to go to Holland; for John Bigon and Peter du Four, French protestants, ditto [Ibid., p. 324]; for Moses Aureillon and Margaret his wife to go to Germany [Ibid., p. 325]; for Dr. Thomas Lawrence, physician general to the army in Flanders, and one servant, Isaac Teale, apothecary general, and one servant, Elizabeth Wheeler and two maidservants, Peter Chambon, William Morris, Henry Hamilton, John Randall, Peter Everbrook, James Anderson, James Thornborough, George Marriot, Peter Conolle, John Buckley, Charles Bland and John Pewney, apothecaries' mates, and Joan Headley, nurse to the hospitals in Flanders, to go to Holland or Flanders [S.P. Dom. Entry Book 346, p. 330]; and for Jane Clerk, Cathalina Jacob and Alice Wash to go to Holland [Ibid., p. 346].
April 29. Warrant for licenses in mortmain to Brazenose College, Oxford, and to St. John's College, Cambridge, severally to acquire from Sir Samuel Grimston, bart., as trustee under the will of Sarah, late Duchess of Somerset, the manor of Thornhill, co. Wilts, and the manor and advowson of Wootton Rivers, in the said county; and for a further license to each college to acquire other property not exceeding 1,000l. per annum. [Ibid., p. 373.]
April 29.
Kensington.
Warrant approving the draft plans for fitting up the building erected at Greenwich by King Charles II., and making " some additional buildings," so that the intended hospital may be capable of receiving 350 disabled seamen. [Ibid. 345, p. 392.]
April 29.
Kensington.
Warrant for a pardon to John Scott, esquire, for the murder of George Butler. [Ibid., p. 394.]
April 29.
Kensington.
Warrant for a pension of 2s. 6d. a day upon the Irish establishment to Charles du Plessis, late a cornet in the regiment of horse commanded by Brigadier Lumley, in consideration of his being disabled in the service. [S.P. Dom. Signet Office 13, p. 324.]
April 30.
Kensington.
Appointment of Sir Basil Dixwell, to be lieutenant of Dover Castle. [S.P. Dom. Entry Book 167, p. 262.]
April 30.
Kensington.
Warrant to the Judge Advocate or his deputy for holding courts martial from time to time for punishing mutiny, desertion or false musters, in the military forces. [Ibid., p. 263.]
April 30.
Kensington.
Commissions for Mr. James Tennet to be lieutenant to Lieutenant Colonel Rabinière in Colonel Colt's regiment; for Mr. Vaughan to be captain of Captain Campbell's company in Colonel Coote's regiment; for Mr. Campbell to be captain of Captain Vaughan's company in Brigadier Steuart's regiment [Ibid., 167, p. 265]; for Mr. Robert Jacob to de deputy lieutenant of Dover Castle to Sir Basil Dixwell, and in the absence of Mr. Thomas Marsh, another deputy lieutenant [Ibid., p. 266]; for William Watkins, esq., to be captain of that company whereof Lieutenant Colonel Thomas Hopson was late captain in the first regiment of foot guards commanded by Henry, Earl of Romney, and likewise to take his rank as lieutenant colonel of foot from the date of this commission [Ibid. 168, p. 191]; for John Wyne, esq., to be lieutenant of that company whereof Lieutenant Colonel William Watkins is captain in the same regiment; for Huntington Manning, esq., to be ensign of that company whereof Lieutenant Colonel King is captain in the same regiment; for Oliver Long, esq., to be lieutenant colonel of the regiment of dragoons commanded by Colonel Ecklin, and likewise to be captain of a troop in the same regiment; for — Montgomery, esq., to be major and captain of a troop in the same regiment [S.P. Dom. Entry Book 168, p. 193]; for Thomas Satur, gent., to be ensign of that company whereof Captain William Grill is captain in the regiment of foot commanded by Sir Bevil Granville [Ibid., p. 194]; for — Hutchinson, gent., to be ensign to Captain Joshua Wiseman's company in the regiment of foot commanded by Colonel Richard Brewer [Ibid., p. 195]; for Dennis Obry, gent., to be lieutenant of that company whereof Captain John Dumeny is captain in the same regiment [Ibid., p. 196]; for — Heley, gent., to be ensign of the same company in the same regiment [Ibid., p. 197]; for — Galipuy, gent., to be ensign of that company whereof Captain de Montigny is captain in the regiment of foot commanded by Major General Isaac de la Melonière; and for Thomas Pulteney, gent., to be ensign of that company whereof Captain Quartus Spencer is captain in the regiment of foot commanded by Colonel John Tidcombe. [Ibid., p. 199.]
April 30.
Whitehall.
Warrant to the keeper of Newgate to suffer Thomas Vincent, esquire, to have access to Robert Meldrum. [Ibid. 345, p. 393.]
April 30.
Kensington.
Warrant for a continuation of pay to the Marquis of Carmarthen as rear-admiral of the blue. [Ibid.]
April 30.
[Whitehall.]
Warrant for a grant to Sir John Lowther, of Lowther, baronet, of the dignities of Baron Lowther of Lowther and Viscount of Lonsdale, co. Westmorland. [Ibid., p. 394.]
April 30.
Kensington.
Warrant for a grant to Sir John Thompson, baronet, of the dignity of Baron Haversham of Haversham, co. Bucks. [Ibid., p. 395.]
April 30.
Kensington.
Warrant for the inclusion of Thomas Hunt, sentenced to death at the last assizes at Winchester for burglary and robbery on the highways, in the next general pardon that shall come out for the western circuit, without any condition of transportation. [Ibid., p. 396.]
April 30.
Kensington.
Warrant for a commission to execute the office of treasurer of the Exchequer to Sidney, Lord Godolphin, Sir Stephen Fox, knight, Charles Montague, esquire, chancellor of the exchequer, John Smith, esquire, and Sir Thomas Littleton, baronet. [Ibid., p. 397.]
April 30.
Kensington.
Warrant for James Lowther, esquire, to be clerk of the delivery in the ordnance office, with a fee of 12d. a day, in the room of Christopher Musgrave, esquire. [Ibid., p. 399.]
April 30.
Kensington.
Warrant for Christopher Musgrave, esquire, to be clerk of the ordnance, with a fee of 2s. per day, with all such privileges, etc., as Sir Thomas Littleton had. [S.P. Dom. Entry Book 345, p. 400.]
April 30.
Kensington.
Warrant for the preparation of a bill under the great seal appointing a commission to consist of the Lord Keeper or Lord Chancellor, the President of the Privy Council, the first commissioners of the Treasury and Admiralty, the principal secretaries of state, and the Chancellor of the Exchequer for the time being, John, Earl of Bridgwater, Ford, Earl of Tankerville, Sir Philip Meadhouse, knight, William Blathwayt, John Pollexfen, John Locke, Abraham Hill and John Methuen, esquires, for the purpose of promoting the trade of the kingdom, and inspecting and improving the plantations in America and elsewhere.
The commissioners are to examine into the state and conditions of general trade, the possibility of improvement and extension of special trades, the proper method of employing the poor, and making them useful to the public, the most effectual means of encouraging the fisheries.
They are to take into their care all records and papers remaining in the Plantation Office, and inform themselves of the present commercial and social state of the plantations; to make particular enquiry as to what naval stores may be furnished from the plantations, and the best means of establishing in them such staples and manufactures as the English are now obliged to supply themselves with from other princes and states, and diverting the inhabitants from adopting such trades as should be prejudicial to English interests. They are to take a yearly account, by way of journal, of the administration of the several governors of the plantations, and to examine such acts of the assemblies as shall be transmitted for approbation; to hear complaints of mal-administration, and examine into the expenditure of public money in the plantations. [Ibid., p. 404.]
April 30.
Kensington.
Warrant for Sir John Guise, baronet, an infant under the age of twenty-one, for the purposes of a settlement on his intended marriage with Elizabeth Napper, daughter of Sir Nathaniel Napper, baronet, to suffer recoveries of the manors of Brockworth, Elmore, Rancombe, Marisden alias Marshdean, Leaden alias Leaden Court, and other lands, in the county of Gloucester, and the watercourse or several fishing in the river Severn, extending from Elmore Wyre to Fromylord Passage Pool, with a yearly rent charge out of the manor of Alvington, co. Gloucester, and the rectories and parsonages impropriate of Brockworth and Elmore.
The estate is at present vested in the said Sir John Guise in tail, with remainders in tail male successively to John Guise, esquire, William Guise and Christopher Guise, which entail is to be preserved. [Ibid., p. 439.]
April 30.
Kensington.
Warrant for Edward Coke, esquire, grandson and ward of Thomas, Duke of Leeds, on his proposed marriage with Cary Newton, grandchild of Lady Mary Heveningham, lately deceased, to suffer recoveries of all his manors and lands in Beck alias Beck Hall, Billingford, Burnwoodhall alias Burroughhall, Castleacre, Cockford alias Coxford, Dunton, Doughton, Flitcham, the Priory of Fulmodeston alias Fulmerston, Godwick alias Godwick Hall, Grimston Calais alias Grimston Hall and Calais Hastings, Bintree, Kempston, Longham alias Longham Hall, Gunston Prior, Watlington, Martham, Mooregraves, Knightles, Neales alias Lucas, North Elmham, Nowers, Panworth Hall, Peake Hall, Sparham, Stewkhall, Beeston, Wellingham West, Lexham, Wessenham, Northhall, Kipton, Feltham Monks alias Felthams and Monks, Tittleshall, Hill Hall alias Holkham, Waterden, Wenlyn, Longham, Twyford, Whitwell, Brysley, Gateley, Mileham, Wyssensett, Lusham, Great Rainham, Little Rainham, Rainham St. Peter, Wessingham All Saints, Great and Little Massingham, Rougham, Harpley, Sherford, Great and Little Appleton, Amner Cropton, Maston, Ashill, Sasham, South Creak, Siderston, Newton, Taterford, Egmore, Wighton and Burnham Overy, co. Norfolk, Huntingfield alias Huntingfield Hall, and the park called Huntingfield Park, Newhaw, Campedelent, Aldham alias Aldham Hall, Laxfield, Horham alias Horham Jernegan, Lambeholme, Cratfield Horham, Thorpehall, Huntingfield Champtrey alias Aldriches alias Cokes alias Wyates, Harham, Trimley St. Mary and St. Martin, Walton, Felix, Fawenham, Kerton, Helmeleigh, Bockillham, Nacton, Levington, Laxfield, Ubleston, Habeningham alias Hymingham, Cratfield, Fressingfield, Stradbrooke, Breedish, Welby, Dynington, Baddingham, Horham, Allington, Redlington, Denham, Eye, Hoxton, Hadley, Cersey, Whatfield, Elmsett, Hintlesham, Catesham, Capdock, Wingfield, Aldriches, Wyales, Cokes, Cokeley, Great and Little Linstead, Newham, Mildenhall and Ulston, co. Suffolk, the manors and hundreds, etc., of Portbury and Portshead, co. Somerset, and the manor of Farnham Royal, co. Bucks. [S.P. Dom. Entry Book 345, p. 442.]
April 30.
Whitehall.
King's letter approving the appointment of Dr. Thomas Taylor, D.C.L., to be deputy lieutenant of the county of Kent. Henry, Earl of Romney, lord lieutenant of the said county, is to issue out his deputation accordingly. [Ibid. 168, p. 200.]
April 30.
Kensington and Whitehall.
Passes and post-warrants for Mr. Watson and five others belonging to his Majesty's bedchamber, with six horses and two guides, to go to Margate or elsewhere [Ibid. 344, p. 497]; for Francis Constantin Piolot to embark at Harwich for Holland or Flanders; for Alvaro da Costa and his three servants, Richard Lickerish, Isaac and Livy, to go to Harwich for Holland; for Baudouin Rabau, ditto; for John Trembley and Peter Guagnier, ditto; for William Philips to go to Portsmouth for Jamaica [Ibid., p. 498]; for Benjamin Bradley and John Lardner to go to Chester for Ireland; for John Odre to go to Deal, or any other port, for Portugal [S.P. Dom. Entry Book 344, p. 499]; for John Tobias, with his goods, to embark at Harwich for Holland; for Isaac Broeders, ditto [Ibid., p. 500]; for James, Earl of Anglesey, to study in Germany and Italy; for Sir Robert Thorold, ditto [Ibid., p. 502]; for Captain Thomas Stringer, with some recruits for Sir Richard Atkins' regiment, to embark at Chester for Ireland; for the Comte de Marton, with four posthorses, to go to Margate; for John Verhaest, harbinger to the King, Stephen Leymbugh, "yeoman of his Majesty's mouth," Arnold Glaude, cook, and John Holland, belonging to the cellar, with four post-horses, ditto; for Adriaen van Bredchoff, Seigneur d'Ithorsum, and his servant, Gerret van Vyanen, Anna Sadburgh, Bernard Buschoff and David Lynslager, servants to the Dutch ambassador, to go to Holland [Ibid. 346, p. 323]; for Mr. Thomas Genoels, merchant, and Mary his niece, to go to Holland or Flanders; for William Bigham, a trooper in the Earl of Oxford's regiment, to go to Holland; for Felix Calvert, Thomas Clayton, Richard Rigby, gent., and John Sampsone, a servant, to go to Holland; for Captain Christopher Billingsley, Lieutenant John Rouse, and four troopers, to go to Holland [Ibid., p. 324]; for Lieutenant Colonel Young and two servants, Captain Drummond and one servant, and Captain Mosman and one servant, to go to Holland or Flanders [Ibid., p. 326]; for Mr. Peter Hill to go to Holland [Ibid., p. 327]; for Isabella Brissar, ditto [Ibid., p. 328]; for John and Matthew Everfield to go to Ireland, on the recommendation of Sir Thomas Roberts [Ibid., p. 330]; and for Sir Michael Mitchell to go to Holland. [Ibid., p. 331].
April 30.
Kensington.
Warrant for a grant to Rudolph Kien, under the great seal of Ireland, of the inheritance of the estates forfeited by Ignatius Birford in co. Meath, of which a custodiam was granted him by Queen Mary, 28 April, 1693. [S.P. Dom. Signet Office 13, p. 308.]
April 30.
Kensington.
Warrant for taking off the seizure made of the manor of Lucan in Ireland, and other estates, into the hands of the crown, and putting Charlotte Sarsfield, only daughter and heir of William Sarsfield, late of Lucan, deceased, in possession thereof. The said estate was held in tail by Patrick Sarsfield, the elder, father to the said William, which William married Mary, sister to the late Duke of Monmouth, who is also lately deceased, the said Charlotte being their only daughter and heir.
The said Patrick Sarsfield died during the late rebellion in Ireland, and his younger son, Colonel Patrick Sarsfield, took advantage of her infancy and of her being in England, to get possession of the estate of Lucan, and wrongfully detained it till expelled by the King's arms. The estates were seized into the hands of the crown, on the forfeiture of the said Colonel, being found in his possession. [Ibid., p. 309.]
April 30.
Kensington.
Warrant for a grant to Jane Eyre, widow and executrix of Edward Eyre, esquire, of a lease or custodiam of the lands late belonging to Hugh Kelly of Ballaforine, in cos. Roscommon and Galway, and Hugh O'Connor of Ballintober in co. Roscommon.
The said Edward Eyre held a corporation lease of several plots of ground in the suburbs of Galway, on which fortifications have been built and continued, to their great damage, as reported by Sir John Ivery, late deputy governor of Galway. [S.P. Dom. Signet Office 13, p. 313.]
April 30.
Kensington.
Warrant for a grant to Brigadier-General Edward Fitzpatrick, and Captain Richard Fitzpatrick, his brother, under the great seal of Ireland, of the crown rights in the lease for lives forfeited by Edmund Morris, esquire, of the lands of Grant's Town in Queen's County, granted to him by Colonel John Fitzpatrick, for the lives of himself and of Ann and Nicholas Pursell, who are surviving, and in a mortgage made by Gilbert Rawson in 1688 to the said Edmund Morris of Donoghmore, and other lands.
Edmund Morris was of the late King James's party, and was killed at Aughrim. [Ibid., p. 320.]
April 30.
Kensington.
Warrant for a grant to Charles Dering, esquire, of a lease or custodiam of the following lands, viz., in co. Kilkenny, Clonassy, late belonging to Robert Walsh; Ballygubb, Clorane and Coolenucky, late belonging to Edward Fitzgerald; Harristown and Killaghy, to Walter Bryan; in co. Wexford, Tromer, late belonging to Nicholas White; Tincorry, to Nicholas Browne and John Cowell; in co. Kildare, Longsfreehold in Rathmore, to Edward Reynolds; a mortgage on Murdery, late belonging to Michael Chamberlain; lands in Ballydowde, Esker and Lucan, to John Forster; and in co. Tipperary, Modershill otherwise Knockmoder, late belonging to Thady Meagher.
The said Charles Dering attended the King into Ireland, and remained in camp during his stay there, by which means he lost a place of 500l. a year, which he enjoyed in England. When the King left Ireland, Dering repaired to Dublin, and has acted as auditor-general of the revenue there since the death of James Ware, in which office he has by his pains and industry considerably increased the crown receipts. [Ibid., p. 322].
April.
Kensington.
Order revoking the appointment of John, Earl of Bath, as captain and governor of Plymouth, and of St. Nicholas Island and of the castle and fort in the same. [S.P. Dom. Entry Book 168, p. 188.]
April.
Kensington.
Warrant for a grant to James Russell, esquire, commonly called Lord James Russell, of two fairs to be held at Whitchurch, co. Southampton, on the third Thursday in June and the second Thursday in October yearly. [Ibid. 345, p. 417.]

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