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William III: December 1698

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Calendar of State Papers Domestic: William III, 1698. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1933.

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December 1698

Dec. 2.
Whitehall.
R. Yard to Lord Ambr. Williamson. Letters from Ireland of the 23rd ult. say that the day before a Report was made to the House of Commons from the committee for Ways and Means, that towards the Supply the quit-rents, granted away by the Crown, should be re-assumed and made a fund. But the House after some debate did not agree with the committee, and upon the Question rejected the Resolution of the committee. (fn. 1)
We have an account from Portsmouth that on Tuesday, in the afternoon, sailed from St. Helen's Rear Admiral Benbow in H.M.S. Gloucester, with the Falmouth, Lynx, Dunkirke, Germoone, "etc.," for the West Indies.
The letters patents for creating Mr. Norris a baronet of this kingdom are now passing, and he is preparing to embark for India as soon as his Majesty arrives.
The old East India Company are sending Dr. Davenant to the East Indies to look after their affairs, as is pretended.
We earnestly expect the King, but the contrary wind makes another short prorogation of parliament necessary. Endorsed, R. Dec. 7–17, 1698. 2 pp. [S.P.32. 15. ff. 251–252.]
Dec. 2.
Whitehall.
J. Ellis to Lord Ambr. Williamson. Though parliament should be prorogued, the matter of a Speaker seems to be so fixed that Sir Thomas Littleton cannot fail to be chosen.
If the States send M. Dyckvelt into Spain our guessers here think the matter of the embassy is somewhat so important as that his Majesty will send the earl of Portland thither too, and one of them said to-day he had seen a letter from a foreign minister at The Hague to the minister of the same crown residing here, wherein he told him qu'il entendroit bientot une nouvelle aussi extraordinaire que la Revolution d'Angleterre. It was agreed it could not be so great, whatsoever it was, but that was looked on as an hyperbolical expression to denote something very unexpected. Endorsed, R. Dec. 7–17, 1698. 3 pp. [Ibid. ff. 253–254.]
Dec. 2.
Whitehall.
Tho. Hopkins to the same. There is a great is a great appearance of members in town, and if the King comes this week the parliament will begin the session on Tuesday. There are abundance of candidates for Speaker, as yet Sir Thomas Littleton stands the fairest; there is no objection against him but that he is in the Treasury: the true meaning of which is that he is for the government.
Last night Duke Hamilton, crossing the Meuse, (fn. 2) was so unfortunate as to engage in a quarrel with some soldiers. The particulars are not yet known, but that his Grace was very scurvily treated by 'em, being cut over the head, and one of his arms broke: some say it was with a design to rob him. Endorsed, R. Dec. 7–17, 1698. 2pp. [Ibid. ff. 255–256.]
Dec. 3. Warrant to apprehend Robert Corkum, for suspicion of treasonable practices. [S.P.44. 349. p. 95.] Mr. Corkum was discharged, 28 July, 1699. [Ibid.]
Dec. 3. Post warrant to John Thornborough and a guide, to Harwich. [S.P.44. 388. p. 57.]
Dec. 4.
Kensington.
Commissions to Mr. John Dawson to be lieutenant of Captain William Southwell's company in Colonel Frederick Hamilton's regiment [S.P.44. 167. p. 364]; Mr. Michael Owen to be ensign of Captain David Locke's company in Sir John Jacob's regiment [ibid. p. 365]; Patrick White to be chaplain of Colonel Cunningham's regiment of dragoons; Mr. John Goodman to be lieutenant of Captain John Hedlam's company and Mr. Charles Ashfield to be ensign of Captain Oldys' company in Colonel Tidcomb's regiment [ibid. p. 371]
Dec. 6.
Whitehall.
J. Ellis to Lord Ambr. Williamson. We were surprised on Saturday about 8 in the evening with the news of his Majesty's being landed at 10 that morning at Margate, whereas we thought, as the winds were here, that he could not embark. He came about 11 on Sunday night to Kensington in very good health.
This day, a little after noon, his Majesty came to the House of Lords, and the Commons being sent for, the Lord Chancellor told them it was his Majesty's pleasure they should return to their House and choose a Speaker, and present him to his Majesty on Friday next. The only person proposed was Sir Thom. Littleton, the adverse party not daring to name theirs. Some speeches were made against him, on the single objection of his being in the Treasury, but examples were alleged of divers in former times who had been Speakers, and were actually in the King's service at the same time. After some debate it came to a division, Yeas 242, Noes 135, which is a promising beginning for the King's affairs. He was proposed by Lord Hartington, seconded by Lord Spencer; opposed by Sir John Bolles, Mr. Hammond, Col. Byerly and Sir Edw. Seymer, who were so much overpowered in reason by Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer, Mr. Pelham and others, that it was carried triumphantly.
The Spanish ambassador expects impatiently letters from Madrid to know the result of a junta or cabinet council the king called lately, to consult about some very important affair. Endorsed, R. Dec. 10–20. 4 pp. [S.P.32. 15. ff. 257–258.]
Dec. 6.
Whitehall.
R. Yard to the same. On Saturday night his Majesty lay at Canterbury, and after having been at church next morning continued his journey, dined at Sittingburn and came to Kensington about 11 at night, where all the nobility and persons of quality about the town have since paid their duty.
This morning the lord mayor and court of aldermen of London went to Kensington to make their compliment to his Majesty. Endorsed, R. Dec. 10–20. 4 pp. [Ibid. ff. 259–260.]
Dec. 6.
Whitehall.
Tho. Hopkins to the same. It was objected that Sir Thomas Littleton, being a lord of the Treasury, would not be so fit a person to be in the chair as one wholly independent from the Court: that his place in the Treasury would be apt to give him a bias, in case any mismanagement of the revenue should come to be enquired into. It was answered that his being Speaker would excuse his other attendance; and if there had been any misapplication of appropriated money a commission of public accounts might examine such abuses: that the gentleman proposed was an able man, well experienced in parliamentary affairs, and nobody could object to his integrity. Endorsed, R. Dec. 10–20, 98. 3 pp. [Ibid. ff. 261–262.]
Dec. 6. Warrant for the payment of the extraordinary expenses of Sir Lambert Blackwell, envoy extraordinary to the Great Duke of Tuscany and republic of Genoa, for six months, from April 4 to October 4, 1698. [S.P.44. 348. p. 39.]
Dec. 7.
Whitehall.
Ja. Vernon to the Lords of the Treasury. The King has conferred on the earl of Portland the custody of the little park at Windsor, to hold during pleasure, as he holds the office of ranger or keeper of the great park there. [S.P.44. 99. p. 573.]
Dec. 7.
Kensington.
Royal warrant to the Lords Justices of Ireland, to allow £894 13s. 7¼d. to William Griffith, upon his account as collector of the port of Sligo. (Printed in the Calendar of Treasury Books, XIV, p. 215.) [S.O.1. 14. pp. 118–119.]
Dec. 9.
Whitehall.
R.Y[ard] to Lord Ambr. Williamson. Newsletter. On Wednesday came in a post from Ireland with letters of Dec. 2nd. They had an account at Dublin of some disorder lately happened in the county of Londonderry, upon the coroner's going to put the bishop of Derry in possession of the lands disputed between him and the Society of Derry, pursuant to an order of the House of Lords in Ireland: many of the tenants forcibly opposing the same. The House of Lords referred the consideration thereof to a committee of privileges.
A knighthood has been conferred upon David Mitchell, esq., gentleman-usher of the Black Rod. Endorsed, R. Dec. 12–22, 1698. 2¾ pp. [S.P.32. 15. ff. 263–264.]
Dec. 9.
Whitehall.
J. Ellis to the same. The Elector of Bavaria has sent an agent to solicit leave to transport a quantity of corn to Flanders, which it is not doubted he will obtain, there being plenty of it in the west; but it is scarce enough in the north, and very scarce in Scotland, in so much that the magistrates of Aberdeen have put the people of that city to a daily allowance out of the public stores.
The King has given the keeping of the small park at Windsor to the earl of Portland, which used to be in the custody of the Black Rod. Endorsed, R. Dec. 12–22, 1698. 3 pp. [Ibid. ff. 265–266.]
[Dec. 9.] Order by the House of Lords: that no empty hackney-coaches be suffered to make any stay between Whitehall and Old Palace Yard between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m., during the sitting of this parliament. (Printed in Journals of the House of Lords, XVI, p. 352.) Printed. [S.P.45. 13. No. 160.]
Dec. 10
Whitehall.
Proceedings upon the petition of the English company trading to the East Indies; setting forth that they have been at great charge in setting out the present embassy to the Great Mogul; that a small train of brass artillery would be a very acceptable present to him; and praying his Majesty's directions. Referred to the earl of Romney, master general of the ordnance. [S.P.44. 238. p. 272.]
Dec. 10.
Kensington.
Warrant for the grant of the offices of one of the clerks of the privy seal and register of the Court of Requests to George Sawyer, esq., for life, in the room of John Baron, esq., deceased. [S.P.44. 347. p. 377.]
Dec. 10. Warrants for payment of the bills of William Churchill, stationer, from June 27 to Sept. 28, and from October 1 to December 10th, 1698. [Note.] A Bill from the king's printers, for Acts, Proclamations, etc., in the duke of Shrewsbury's office, from the 16th October to the 7th February, 1697–8, was signed by Mr. Yard. [S.P.44. 348. p. 40.]
Dec. 12.
Whitehall.
Ja. Vernon to the Attorney General. The Bills being just now arrived from Ireland, his Majesty commands me to send them to you, that you may peruse them and be ready to report them to-morrow, when the council will meet on purpose. The Bills being many, Mr. Solicitor will share the trouble with you. [S.P.44. 99. p. 572.]
Dec. 13.
Kensington.
Royal warrant to the privy council of Scotland, to issue a proclamation ordering a continuance of the adjournment of parliament to March 14th prox. [S.P.57. 17. p. 58.]
Dec. 13.
Kensington.
Royal warrant to the same. The present posture and circumstances of our affairs in Scotland require that those of our council and others employed by us in public trust attend their offices. Therefore none of the privy council or any who are otherwise employed in public trust will, upon any pretence, withdraw from Scotland before March 1st next without leave. You may publish this by proclamation or otherwise. [Ibid. p. 59.]
Dec. 13.
Whitehall.
R. Y[ard] to Lord Ambr. Williamson. Newsletter. Endorsed, R. Dec. 18–28, 1698. 3 pp. [S.P.32. 15. ff. 267–268.]
Dec. 13.
Whitehall.
J. Ellis to the same. Last night a gentleman arrived here from Ireland bringing from the government there the Bills, a list whereof is enclosed, which I trouble you with because of your concern in Ireland, in relation to your estate, and that you are of the privy council there.
Yesterday sentence was given at the Old Baily against one Rigby, a young man, captain of one of his Majesty's ships, for blasphemy and an attempt of sodomy, that he should pay £1,000 fine, stand three times in the pillory, remain a year in prison after his fine is paid, and to find sureties for the peace for seven years after he is at liberty.
The duke of Norfolk is sick, and it is reported he is dead, but that I do not believe. The duke of Hamilton is pretty well again of the hurts he got lately in the mews from some drunken people.
The Marquise de Richlieu, who we thought had gone before his Majesty returned, was yesterday sent on board a yacht that is to carry her to Ostend.
There is a council to-night at Kensington about the Bills sent from Ireland. Endorsed, R. Dec. 18–28, 98. 4 pp. [Ibid. ff. 269–270.]
Dec. 13.
Whitehall.
Certificate that Joseph Wildman discovered and caused to be apprehended James Pritchard, for high treason in counterfeiting current coin, of which he has been since convicted. [S.P.44. 347. p. 378.]
Dec. 13. Warrant to apprehend John Pearce, for suspicion of high treason. [S.P.44. 349. p. 99.]
Dec. 15.
Whitehall.
Tho. Hopkins to Lord Ambr. Williamson. This is the first day the Commons have been upon public business. To-day they have had the King's speech under consideration, and in a committee are come to the following Resolution, which I am afraid will not be very pleasing to his Majesty, or much for the security of the kingdom, viz., that all the land forces in the kingdom of England in English pay, exceeding 7,000 men, commission or non-commission officers included, be forthwith paid and disbanded. This Resolution is to be reported to-morrow; after which they are to go again into a committee upon the forces in Ireland, and foreign forces here.
The duke of Shrewsbury having given up the seals, both provinces are at present under Mr. Secretary's care: there is yet no mention who is like to succeed his grace. Endorsed, R. Dec. 20–30, 98. 3 pp. [S.P.32. 15. ff. 271–272.]
Dec. 16.
Whitehall.
R. Yard to Lord Amb. Williamson. The Bills transmitted from Ireland have been approved at council, and will be sent back in a day or two; amongst which are two Bills for raising £139,000.
The Commons, in a committee of the whole House, had under consideration what forces are requisite for the next year, which occasioned a debate of about six hours; and at last it was carried, without a division, that 7,000 men should be kept in his Majesty's pay in England, and the rest forthwith paid and disbanded.
This went with such a swing that they did not divide about it; for even divers of the gentlemen best affected to his Majesty's service, cannot hear of a standing army; and being gratified in this will do whatever else his Majesty can desire of them.
It may be some time before anybody is named to succeed the duke of Shrewsbury as Secretary of State. In the meantime I shall continue to write as before, for hitherto we remain in the office. Endorsed, R. Dec. 20–30, 98. 2¼ pp. [S.P.32. 15. ff. 273–274.]
Dec. 16.
Whitehall.
J. Ellis to the same. The House of Commons was this day in a grand committee upon his Majesty's speech, and Mr. Conyers was in the chair. After a debate of between five and six hours they came to a Resolution that all the forces in England, in English pay, exceeding 7,000 men, all officers included, shall be paid and disbanded. If the House agrees to this [to]-morrow, above half the forces in England are struck off; the total now here being 14,834 men; and the remainder is not sufficient to guard the garrisons, as they should be. There was no division upon this matter, it not being thought convenient to come to one.
The duke of Shrewsbury has resigned the seals, and it is not said who his Majesty will give them to, but it is thought they will hardly be disposed of till this session of parliament is over.
It is thought the House will allow 3,000 marines besides the 7,000 aforesaid; and, when the House was rising, Mr. Howe made a motion that all the forces allowed should be his Majesty's natural born subjects, which then had no effect, but it is thought it will to-morrow, as well in regard to those here as in Ireland, which latter will then fall under debate, and, it is believed, will suffer a proportionable reduction. Endorsed, R. Dec. 20–30. 3 pp. [Ibid. ff. 275–276.]
Dec. 16.
The Hague.
Pass to Andrew Spencer, Scotchman, late of Col. Lauder's regiment, in Capt. Nicholson's company, in the States' service. [S.P.44. 386. p. 21.]
Dec. 17.
Whitehall.
Ja. Vernon to the Attorney General. I send you another parcel of Bills lately transmitted from Ireland, for consideration and report at council on Tuesday next. It is not probable they will be all passed that day, and therefore I send you a list, as the Lords Justices say are most desired, which you will report first. [S.P.44. 99. p. 573.]
Dec. 17.
Whitehall.
The same to Sir Nath. Powell. I have received two letters from you concerning Richard Whitfield, Francis Holmes, Robert Startup and Henry Wise, and have seen two letters which you wrote to the earl of Romney, and Burwashe's two affidavits concerning the three last-named persons. The matters alleged against them, being their conveying away persons unknown to the informer and some wool, I am informed that Holmes is under a legal prosecution, and that a fine is set upon him already for carrying away wool; and that Whitfield is in gaol, to be prosecuted for the like fact; and, where proceedings may be had in due course of law, I do not see occasion to use any extraordinary way, or sufficient ground to grant a warrant to apprehend Holmes, Startup, and Wise, for things not proved, when they will be punished for those that are. As to Whitfield I shall have no hand in bailing him. I thank you for your zeal in this affair. [S.P.44. 99. p. 574.]
Dec. 17.
Whitehall.
Proceedings upon the petition of Mr. Christopher Deighton, setting forth that he commenced an action of ejectment against Bernard Grenville, esq., in the King's Bench in the reign of Charles II: judgment was obtained against the petitioner, which was confirmed by the Exchequer Chamber. He prays a writ of error, returnable in parliament. Granted upon the Attorney General's report. [S.P.44. 238. p. 268.]
Dec. 18.
Whitehall.
Ja. Vernon to the Attorney General. Among the Irish Bills, that came last over, there is a private Bill for restoring John Bourk, alias Lord Bophin, to his estate and blood, etc.; which his Majesty would have you take into consideration, and be ready to report it on Tuesday. [S.P.44. 99. p. 574.]
Dec. 18.
Kensington.
Licence to Patrick Mein, esq., one of the council of the island of Barbados, to remain in England for some time. [S.P.44. 163. pp. 115, 116.]
Dec. 18.
Kensington.
His Majesty's letter for Charles Cobb, to be elected a child of Winchester College at the next election. [Ibid. p. 117.]
Dec. 18.
Whitehall.
Warrant to take into custody Samuel Kendrick, for having been into France since 1688, and returning without licence. [S.P.44. 349. p. 95.]
Dec. 18.
Whitehall.
Post warrant for Capt. William, and a guide, to Holyhead. [S.P.44. 387. p. 157.]
Dec. 19.
Whitehall.
Proceedings upon the petition of James Roach gent., who voluntarily carried into Londonderry the orders of Major General Kirk, and executed them; setting forth, that the major general assured him of 3,000 guineas for his attempt. But the Irish papists, in revenge for his said service, deprived him of £800 personal estate, murdered his mother and other relations, as was certified. The major general afterwards offered him the guineas, or to introduce him to his Majesty, which he rather accepted of, and was accordingly introduced, in the presence of the duke of Ormond, Lord Lexington and others; and his Majesty was pleased to say, "Mr. Roach, I will take a particular care of you and your family." Since which he has received £160 in money, and a grant of the forfeited estate of one Everard in Ireland, valued at £81 a year, and married a gentlewoman in England with £1,000. But to clear the said estate, in supporting his Majesty's title, he has expended £1,090, and is £1,000 in debt, for which the £81 a year is mortgaged, and judgments confessed thereon, which has broke his wive's heart, and forced him from five motherless children and his habitation to live now in obscurity. So his Majesty's grant not having answered, and the petitioner £1,800 worse than he was, and five children unprovided for, he begs either by money or some equivalent to be enabled to discharge his debts and redeem the estate. Referred to the Treasury. [S.P.44. 238. p. 269.]
Dec. 20.
Whitehall.
Ja. Vernon to the Council of Trade. His Majesty would have you proceed with all expedition in the examination of the matters relating to Col. Fletcher, late governor of New York. (Cf. Cal. S.P. America and West Indies, 1697–8, No. 1063.) [S.P.44. 99. p. 575.]
Dec. 20.
Whitehall.
The same to the mayor of Plymouth. Having received yours of 3rd inst., concerning Courthop Townsend and Richard Thomas, two young men brought from Newfoundland and accused to have been in the ship Hannibal of London, John Hill commander, against whom the crew conspired, and put him on shore on the coast of Guinea, I have made enquiry about them of the African Company, and find that these were two of the persons principally concerned in that enterprise, for which they will be proceeded against according to law. [Ibid.]
Dec. 20.
Whitehall.
The same to the town clerk of Norwich. I have made enquiry of Joseph Dawson about Cragget, now a prisoner in Norwich gaol. I find no occasion for prosecuting him. [Ibid. p. 576.]
Dec. 20.
Whitehall.
J. Ellis to Lord Ambr. Williamson. The House of Commons is in a disbanding humour, but the forces of Ireland have escaped better than those in England; and the reduction there will reach very few, if any, more than the French regiments lately sent thither; though they are much to be pitied, having no place in the world where they can subsist, either jointly or separately.
Last night, at a committee of elections, Sir Hen. Colt's petition against the election at Westminster was heard, and laughed at, and voted false, vexatious and frivolous; and no man a great while has more effectually exposed himself for want of common civility and common sense.
Capt. Rigby stood to-day upon the pillory, not with his head in it, dressed like a beau; so attended with constables and beadles that nobody could throw anything at him. This was in the pallmall, by the tavern, where he endeavoured to play his pranks. We shall see whether he will escape so well tomorrow, when he shows himself at Charing Cross, and the next day at Temple Bar. Endorsed, R. Jan. 1698–9. 3 pp. [S.P.32. 15. ff. 277–278.]
Dec. 20.
Whitehall.
R. Y[ard] to the same. Count Tallard, the French ambassador, arrived here from France last Saturday.
Sir William Norris, his Majesty's ambassador to the Mogul, prepares for his departure.
On Saturday the House of Commons went into committee to consider the number of troops that are to be kept up in Ireland, which they reduced to 12,000. Endorsed, R. Jan. 3rd, 1698–9. 2¾ pp. [Ibid. ff. 279–280.]
Dec. 20.
Kensington.
A list of names to be inserted in the new commission for auditing the [Scottish] Treasury accounts from 3 March, 1692, to 1 Nov., 1697:
George, earl Melville, lord president of the privy council: John, earl of Mar: John, earl of Lauderdale: Robert, earl of Lothian: David, earl of Leven: Hugh, earl of Loudoun: John, earl of Kintore: George, viscount Tarbat: John, lord Carmichael: —, lord Montgomery: William, lord Forbes: David, lord Ruthven: Sir James Stuart, 'our advocate': Adam Cockburn of Ormstoun, justice clerk: Sir Archibald Hope of Rankeillor: Sir James Murray of Philiphaugh: Master Francis Montgomery: Sir James Falconar of Phesdo: Sir Archibald Murray of Blackbarony: Sir Robert Sinclair of Steinston: Sir Patrick Hume, 'our solicitor': David Boyll of Kelburn. [S.P.57. 17. p. 60.]
Dec. 20.
Kensington.
Royal warrant; reciting how necessary it is that the accounts of his Majesty's rents and revenues of the kingdom of Scotland be fitted and cleared, and kept in an exact and regular method; and that the time appointed in a former commission for auditing the accounts of the late commissioners of the Treasury, who entered in that capacity from 3 March, 1692, to 31 Jan., 1696, and of the present commissioners, from 31 Jan., 1696, to 1 Nov., 1697, will expire before they can be fully audited and cleared: therefore his Majesty ordains a new commission, for fitting and clearing the accounts of the late commissioners, according to their commencement above specified, (to which time the former accounts are fitted), and of the present commissioners, from 31 Jan., 1696, to 1 Nov., 1697, in one continued and joint account; whereby the ballace thereof may the more exactly appear: therefore his Majesty, for himself, and as prince and steward of Scotland, nominates [here is repeated the foregoing list] his commissioners; granting to them, or to any five of them, full power to call before them the commissioners of the Treasury who acted between the above mentioned dates, with the general receivers, collectors, etc., and particularly the collectors, farmers, and intrometters with the rents and duties formerly payable to the archbishops and bishops, and of the additional subsidies and taxes granted by parliament, either before or during the commencement of the said accounts, and charged therein: also the collectors and intrometters with the vacant stipends or other public moneys: and to cause them exhibit to them the whole accounts of his Majesty's revenues for the period above mentioned: with power to call for the registers and rolls from the lord-register; to the end they may make up a charge upon the said commissioners of Treasury, general receivers and others, which charge, with the accounts, the commissioners are diligently to examine; and not only to audit the accounts, but to contradict, impugn and determine the articles of charge and discharge; with power to examine upon oath. If any doubt shall arise concerning any considerable article of the accounts, the commissioners are to acquaint his Majesty. [S.P.57. 17. pp. 61–4.]
Dec. 20.
Kensington.
A list of names to be inserted in the new commission for auditing the [Scottish] Admiralty accounts:
Archibald, earl of Argyll: John, earl of Lauderdale: David, earl of Leven: Hugh, earl of Loudoun: William, earl of Annandale: John, earl of Kintore: George, viscount Tarbat: John, lord Carmichael: David, lord Ruthven: Adam Cockburn of Ormistoun, justice clerk: Sir James Falconar of Phesdo: Sir James Murray of Philiphaugh: Master Francis Montgomery: Sir Archibald Murray of Blackbarony: Sir Robert Sinclair of Steinston: Sir Patrick Hume, 'our solicitor.' [Ibid. p. 64.]
Dec. 20.
Kensington.
Royal warrant for a commission to the persons above-named for auditing the accounts of the commissioners of the Admiralty from the date of their commission to 1st Nov. last; to continue in force till 1st Jan., 1700. [Ibid. pp. 65–67.]
Dec. 20.
Kensington.
A list of the commissioners for settling the communication of trade [Scotland]:
Patrick, earl of Marchmont, chancellor: James, duke of Queensberry, privy seal: George, earl of Melville, president of the privy council: Archibald, earl of Argyll: John, earl of Mar: Robert, earl of Lothian: Hugh, earl of Loudoun: William, earl of Annandale: John, lord Carmichael: Sir Hugh Dalrymple, president of the college of justice: Sir James Stewart 'our advocate': Adam Cockburn of Ormston, justice clerk: Sir John Hamilton of Halcraig: Sir James Murray of Philiphaugh: Sir James Scougall of Whitehill: Master Francis Montgomery: Sir John Hume of Blackader: Sir Archibald Murray of Blackbarony: Sir John Swinton: Sir Adam Gordon of Dalfolly: David Boyll of Kelburn: —, lord provost of Edinburgh: Sir Robert Stewart: Sir Archibald Muire: Sir James Smollet: William Menzies merchant and one of the baillies of Edinburgh: John Anderson of Dowhill: the provost of Aberdeen: John Muire of the town of Air. (Cf. The Acts of the Parliaments of Scotland, X, App. p. 107.) [Ibid. pp. 67–8.]
Dec. 20.
Kensington.
Royal warrant reciting the 20th Act of the last session of the current parliament [of Scotland], entitled 'Act for settling the communication of trade' and appointing the persons mentioned in the foregoing list to be commissioners for settling the communication of trade. (The 'Act for settling the communication of trade' is printed in The Acts of the Parliaments of Scotland, X, p. 176.) [Ibid. pp. 68–70.]
Dec. 20.
Kensington.
Royal warrant to Patrick, earl of Marchmont, the chancellor; Sir Hugh Dalrymple, president of the college of justice, and the rest of the senators; reciting that, in the last session of the current parliament [of Scotland], several advocates, who had not qualified within the time prescribed by law, applied to the commissioner and the estates of parliament to be received: that their case had been remitted to a committee; and that, upon report thereof, parliament recommended them to the King. The warrant requires that such of the advocates as shall apply before March 1st next be admitted to qualify themselves. [Ibid. pp. 70–71.]
Dec. 20.
Whitehall.
Proceedings upon the petition of John Francis and Thomas Spire of Ewelme; setting forth that they are very poor and old, and are now supported out of the Poors' Stock of the said parish. They pray to be admitted into two almsmens' places now vacant in his Majesty's hospital at Ewelme. Granted. [S.P.44. 238. p. 271.]
Dec. 21.
Whitehall.
W. Popple to John Ellis. Upon receipt of Mr. Secretary Vernon's letter yesterday the Council of Trade ordered me to press Col. Fletcher for his answer; which I did, and received a letter from him whereof I enclose a copy. [S.P.32. 11. ff. 56–57.]
Enclosure. [Copy of a letter, dated Dec. 20th, 1698, from Ben. Fletcher to Mr. Popple.] I shall very soon be ready to attend their lordships. But, hearing a ship is in the Downs from New York, I have hopes of some papers by her, that may be useful to me in some of the nineteen heads that I am to answer unto. (Cf. Cal. S.P., America and West Indies, 1697–98, No. 1065.) [Ibid. ff. 58–59.]
Dec. 21.
Whitehall.
Proceedings upon the petition of Henry Dowdall, late of Brownstown, in Ireland; setting forth that he is outlawed on account of the late rebellion, and his estate granted to the earl of Albemarle. He is willing to apply himself to labour and industry, but is discouraged by the outlawry, whereby his life is in continual danger. He prays for pardon as to life only. Referred to the Lords Justices of Ireland. [S.P.44. 238. p. 270.]
Dec. 21. Post warrant for Richard Hayward, and a guide, to Holyhead. [S.P.44. 387. p. 157.]
Dec. 22.
Whitehall.
Proceedings upon the petition of Sir Wm. Villiers, bart.; setting forth that, upon an account passed by the Treasury on May 30, 1695, there remains due to him £1,875 8s. 11d., expended by him in buying horses, coaches, etc., relating to the extraordinary service in the stables of the late king in 1688, "which have been spent in his present Majesty's service, since his happy arrival." He prays an order for payment. Referred to the Treasury. [S.P.44. 238. p. 271.]
Dec. 22.
Whitehall.
Lord Seafield to the Lord Provost of Edinburgh. It is his Majesty's pleasure that your lordship with all convenient diligence call a convention of the royal burghs, for ratifying the contract, settling the staple port in the town of Camphire, signed by Sir Andrew Kennedy of Clouburn, his Majesty's resident in the Netherlands and conservator of the privileges of the Scots nation there, as having commission from the royal burghs, and by the commissioners of the magistrates of Camphire, and ratified by the States of Zeland. It is fit that the same should be also ratified by a convention of burghs: and they cannot but be convinced that there are many privileges granted to them by the contract which they could not have expected in any other place of the United Provinces. And his Majesty, who is marquis of Camphire, will cause preserve to the nation all the privileges, that are granted to them by the contract, unviolable. Your lordship will acquaint me how soon the convention can meet, that his Majesty may give further directions. [S.P.57. 17. p. 71–72.]
Dec. 22.
Dublin Castle.
Lord Galway to Mr. Vernon. We have no news of you, owing to the high contrary wind. We console ourselves with the hope that we shall receive at least several Bills at once. It would be most desirable that we should receive all of them, and that they should be free from error. The party which has come into existence since the beginning of this session, is livelier than ever: I do not understand who it is that supports it in England; but those who belong to it boast of the support which they will find there. Great patience is necessary, and essential for the King's service. Those to whom I refer will not let slip the slightest opportunity of doing harm, so the least mistake in copying a Bill will suffice to cause its rejection. It would be a misfortune if the Bill about quarters were not approved, and were not sent to us. French. 2 pp. Endorsed, 22 Dec., 98. [S.P.63. 360. f. 16.]
Dec. 22.
Kensington.
Royal warrant to the Lords Justices of Ireland, for a grant to Hugh, earl of Mount Alexander, of the office of master of the ordnance in Ireland, void by the death of Brigadier William Woseley. [S.O.1. 14. pp. 119–120.]
Dec. 23.
Whitehall.
Tho. Hopkins to Lord Ambr. Williamson. The Bill for disbanding the forces is committed to a committee of the whole House, who are to sit on Wednesday sevenight. It is hoped, by that time, something may be thought on to bring them to a better temper.
His Majesty thought fit last night in Council to order Sir Harry [Colt] to be put out of commission for the peace. I have nothing more by this post, but to wish your Excellency a happy Xtmass, and very many of 'em. Endorsed, R. Jan. 2–12, 98–99. 2 pp. [S.P.32. 15. ff. 281–282.]
Dec. 23.
Whitehall.
R. Yard to the same. Count Tallard has had a private audience of the king, to whom he delivered a letter from his master.
The Governor and Company of Merchants trading to Turkey attended his Majesty on Wednesday at Kensington, and presented the earl of Berkeley; whom, upon his Majesty's recommendation, they have chosen to be ambassador at Constantinople in the room of Lord Paget, who has desired leave to return.
The House of Commons did not proceed on Wednesday upon the consideration of the state of the navy, because the lords of the Admiralty could not have all the papers ready, which they were ordered to lay before the House.
Yesterday in the House of Commons a motion was made that no aliens should be allowed to vote in elections; which, after a debate of several hours, passed in a vote of the House. The occasion whereof was that divers French protestants voted in the election of Westminster. Endorsed, R. Jan. 12th, 1698–9. 3 pp. [Ibid. ff. 283–284.]
Dec. 23.
Whitehall.
J. Ellis to the same. We are now entering into our Christmasse. The parliament is up till Monday come seven night, and the king will go on Tuesday to Windsor to be private on the day our good queen died, and some few days after, as his Majesty's custom is; so that there will be a kind of suspension of business here for the rest of this year, and, the new one being already begun on that side of the water, I wish it may be an happy one to your Excellency.
The first four ships the new East India Company send out with their ambassador will be ready to sail the beginning of next week.
Letters from Madrid of 10 inst., N.S., by the way of Corunna, say it was reported there that the king, who continued in health, had declared the electoral prince of Bavaria his heir, which seems to confirm the news of it that we had first from Paris. I find the Emperor's resident here does not like it. Endorsed, R. Jan. 2–12, 1698–9. 3 pp. [Ibid. ff. 285–286.]
Dec. 24.
Kensington.
Commission to Mr. Charles Oneel to be chaplain of Colonel Robert Ecklin's regiment of dragoons. [S.P.44 167. p. 346.]
Dec. 24. Grant to Thomas Spire of the next vacant almsman's place in the hospital at Ewelme, Oxon. [S.O.5. 31. p. 116.] A like grant unto John Frances. [Ibid.]
Dec. 26.
Whitehall.
Ja. Vernon to the mayor of Sandwich. Your letter to the duke of Shrewsbury of the 24th inst. is come to my hands, giving an account of your having secured one John Chelsome, a master of a vessel, for carrying over Lord Mohun and Lord Warwick to France. I have before heard that these lords are gone thither to avoid a prosecution here, for an offence in which its said they were concerned: but, there being no proclamation to prohibit their leaving the kingdom, and not knowing of any order to stop them, I do not see what can be laid to this man's charge. [S.P.44. 99. p. 576.]
Dec. 26.
Westminster.
Memorial of George Gordon to James Vernon, Secretary of State. The favour you do me in using your interest with the earl of Orford has given me fresh hopes of having an employment in the navy again. I was of the number of the retrenched clerks and there was a hardship, in respect I was one of the oldest standers. Without your aid six months more may pass, employments in the navy being reduced to so small a number. I may be serviceable in the Admiralty office, as there is not one clerk left that understands French. If they had occasion to answer a letter from Monsr. de Wilde, secretary to the Admiralty at Amsterdam, or others, not one could attempt to do it, or answer a stranger in any other language than English. I am of opinion his lordship does not know of this want in that office, there being frequent occasions of writing in that language, as Mr. Bridgeman can inform your honour more at large. 2 pp. [S.P.32. 11. ff. 60–61.]
Dec. 26.
Whitehall.
Proceedings upon the petition of Sir Wm. Gore and Sir Joseph Smart, sheriffs of the city of London and county of Middlesex; setting forth that the sheriffs have usually enjoyed the benefit of fines for offences committed within the city, towards defraying the charges of their offices. Their charge is very much augmented of late years. A fine of £1,000 was lately imposed on Capt. Edward Rigby, for a notorious offence committed in the said county. They pray for a grant of the fine. Referred to the Treasury. [S.P.44. 238. p. 273.]
Dec. 27.
Whitehall.
Proceedings upon the petition of Anthony Heard, a sentinel in Col. Mordaunt's regiment; setting forth that he, being quartered at Winchester at the time of the late fire that happened in the cathedral there, and endeavouring to extinguish it, received a bruise by the fall of a piece of timber, which has disabled him from serving in the regiment or getting his livelihood. He prays for an almsman's place in the cathedral. Recommended by the dean and prebendaries. Granted. [Ibid. p. 305.]
Dec. 27.
Whitehall.
Ja. Vernon to the Postmaster General, forwarding an enclosure to be sent by flying packet to Dover. [S.P.44. 99. p. 577.]
Dec. 28.
Whitehall.
Proceedings upon the petition of Colonel Baldwin Leighton; setting forth that, in 1690, he had the King's grant of the office of warden of the Fleet, forfeited to his Majesty by inquisition taken; which grant was stopped at the great seal by caveat; to remove which he has spent several thousand pounds, amounting to near the value of the place. Having been advised to take out another commission he has accordingly done it, and a verdict has been found; but he is advised that the former grant is only quam diu bene se gesserit; and, the office being so precarious, and having been already at vast expense, he prays for a warrant for a new grant for his life, containing the powers of the latter as well as of the former inquisition. Referred to the Attorney or Solicitor General. [S.P.44. 238. p. 274.]
Dec. 28. Warrant to apprehend Capt. — Sims, Capt. — Boys, and Capt.— Howard, for high treason, for having been in the French king's dominions since 11th Dec., 1688, and returning without licence. [S.P.44. 349. p. 102.]
Dec. 30.
Whitehall.
Tho. Hopkins to Lord Ambr. Williamson. The King is still at Windsor, but I believe will return to-morrow to Kensington.
This day we have received advice from Jamaica that five Scotch ships of force were come to St. Thomas island, and gave out there that their design was to make a settlement at the head of the river Darien, a place that will command the richest gold mines in America. Five or six more ships are followed them from Scotland, of bigger force than the former. They have on board them about 1,200 people, and a great quantity of cannon for fortifications. How the Spaniards will like this news, we may easily guess. I hope they will consider it did not lie in our power to prevent it. Endorsed, R. Jan. 2–12, 1698–9. 2 pp. [S.P.32. 15. ff. 287–288.]
Dec. 30.
Kensington.
Warrant for the denization of Isaac Naphtaly. [S.P.44. 350. p. 1.]
Dec. 31. Memorandum. Mr. Secretary wrote to the commissioners of Customs, directing them to make enquiry concerning two French ships, seized upon the coast of Kent for having wool on board, of which the French ambassador had complained; and a copy of his memorial was enclosed to the commissioners, who were to report. [S.P.44. 99. p. 579.]
Dec. Docquets of a grant of a baronetcy to William Norris, of Speak, co. Lancaster, esq. [S.O.3. 20. f. 162]: of a pardon to Thomas Wright of all felonies, provided he transport himself to H.M. plantations in America [ibid.]: of a grant of the office of keeper of the council chamber to Richard Coling, gent. [ibid. f. 162 v.]: of a grant to Japhet Crook, maltster, of the share in the Phenix Brewhouse and houses in the parish of St. Botolph without Aldgate, London, which had belonged to Sir John Friend, and had become forfeited to the Crown on his conviction [ibid.]: of a licence to William Wytham and Elizabeth Wytham, who went into the French king's dominions since 11 Dec., 1688, to return [ibid.]: of a grant to George Sawyer of the offices of one of the clerks of H.M. privy seal, and of clerk of the council of the Court of Requests, in place of John Baron, deceased [ibid. f. 163]: of the creation of Henry d'Overquerque, junr., to be earl of Grantham etc. [ibid.]: of a grant of the office of wood-ward of New Forest, co. Southampton, to Edward Pyle, and a revocation of a grant of the office to Francis Dickins [ibid. f. 163 v.].
Dec. Note for the divident for 'December, 1698, after Mr. Sawyer was made one of the clerks of the privy seal.' ½ p. [S.P.32. 11. f. 62.]
[1698.] Warrant for the establishment of three regiments of horse, four regiments of dragoons and 21 regiments of foot appointed for the service of the kingdom of Ireland, together with all offices and charges, to commence from 1st October, 1698. [The rates of pay are per annum unless otherwise stated.]
General officers:—The Lord Lieutenant, deputy justices or other chief governor or governors of Ireland, for all their allowances and entertainments, 6,492l. 18s. 8d.; one lieutenantgeneral, 1,344l.; muster-master-general and clerk of the cheques ("and not to receive the day's pay"), 460l. 5s. 6d.; six deputy commissaries of the musters at 5s. a day, 504l.; one quartermaster-general, 336l.; one adjutant-general, 336l.; one advocategeneral, 112l.; one chirurgeon-general, 112l.
Military contingencies:—2,000l.
Military incidents:—Rent of the horse guard stables, 100l.; fire and candle for Dublin Castle, 60l.
One regiment of horse:—Field and staff officers, viz., colonel, 201l. 12s.; lieutenant-colonel, 134l. 8s.; major, 100l. 16s.; chaplain, 112l.; kettle drummer, 42l. Six troops, each consisting of a captain, 235l. 4s.; a lieutenant, 151l. 4s.; a cornet, 117l. 12s.; a quartermaster, 84l.; two corporals, together 84l.; one trumpeter, 42l.; 40 troopers at 2l. 2s. each per calendar month. Total cost of this regiment: 10,922l. 16s. Another such regiment, and a third, consisting of nine such troops, bring the total charge for the horse to 37,934l. 8s.
One regiment of dragoons:—Field and staff officers, viz.: colonel, 201l. 12s.; lieutenant-colonel, 117l. 12s.; major, 84l.; chaplain, 112l. Eight troops to consist of captain, 168l.; lieutenant, 84l.; cornet, 67l. 4s.; quartermaster, 50l. 8s.; one sergeant, 42l.; 2 corporals each at 2l. 16s. a month, 67l. 4s.; one drummer, 25l. 4s.; one hoboy, 25l. 4s.; 40 dragoons each at 1l. 12s. 8d., 784l. Total of this regiment: 11,020l. 16s. This, with the pay of three more such regiments, brings the total for the dragoons to 44,083l. 4s.
Twenty-one regiments of foot each consisting of:—Field and staff officers, viz., colonel, 201l. 12s.; lieutenant-colonel, 117l. 12s.; major, 67l. 4s.; chaplain, 112l.; adjutant and quartermaster in one, 67l. 4s.; 12 companies, each with a captain, 134l. 8s.; lieutenant, 67l. 4s.; ensign or second lieutenant, 50l. 8s.; two sergeants at 2l. 2s. a month, 50l. 8s.; two corporals at 1l. 8s. a month, 33l. 12s.; one drummer, 16l. 16s.; 40 privates at 14s. a month, 336l.; and one company of grenadiers, with a captain, two lieutenants, three sergeants, three corporals, two drummers and 40 privates, at rates of pay as the other companies. Total cost of the foot regiments: 201,507l. 12s.
Ordnance:—The master of the ordnance 460l 5s. 6d.; the lieutenant of the ordnance during the master's absence, 276l. 3s. 4d.; major of the train of artillery, 184l. 2s. 2d.; surveyor and controller, 184l. 2s. 2d.; clerk of the ordnance, 92l. 1s. 1d.; engenier and surveyor-general of the fortifications and buildings, 276l. 3s. 4d. Inferior officers in Dublin: second engenier, 168l.; third engenier, 134l. 8s.; two firemasters, at 4d. a day, 134l. 8s.; storekeeper, 92l. 1s. ld.; two bombardiers at 2s. a day, 67l. 4s.; armorer at 4s., 67l. 4s.; wheelwright at 2s., 33l. 12s.; waggon and carriage maker, 33l. 12s.; two gentlemen of the ordnance, 134l. 8s.; master gunner, 46l. 6½d.; gunner's mate, 23l. 3¼d.; two gunners at 1s., 33l. 12s.; six matrosses at 9d., 75l. 12s. At Londonderry: two gunners at 1s., one to indent for stores, 33l. 12s.; two matrosses, 25l. 4s. At Charlemont: one gunner to indent for stores, 16l. 16s.; one matross, 12l. 12s. At Galway: storekeeper, 36l. 16s. 5d.; 3 gunners at 1s., 50l. 8s.; two matrosses, 25l. 4s. At Athlone: storekeeper, 36l. 16s. 5d.; three gunners, 50l. 8s.; two matrosses, 25l. 4s. At Limerick: storekeeper, 36l. 16s. 5d., four gunners, 67l. 4s.; two matrosses, 25l. 4s. At Cork: storekeeper, 36l. 16s. 5d.; gunner, 16l. 16s.; matross, 12l. 12s. At Kinsale: storekeeper, 36l. 16s. 5d.; eight gunners, 134l. 8s.; four matrosses 50l. 8s.; master gunner, 33l. 12s. At Duncannon: master gunner to indent for stores, 36l. 16s. 5d.; two gunners, 33l. 12s.; two matrosses, 25l. 4s. At Sligo: storekeeper to be gunner, 18l. 8s.; matross, 12l. 12s. At Carrickfergus: storekeeper, 36l. 16s. 5d. Total of the ordnance: 3,443l. 4s. 7½d.
Memorandum: That whatever regiment, troop or company shall be on duty in Dublin there is to be allowed to every private soldier of foot 2d. a day, and to each trooper 3d. a day over and above. There is an allowance of two troops of horse on duty in Dublin, being 80 men and seven non-commissioned officers at 3d. a day each, the kettle-drummer but three months in the year, costing 393l. 17s. 11d. a year; and for the foot on duty there, 2,682l. 15s. Total: 3,076l. 12s. 11d.
Governors of garrisons, etc.: Londonderry, governor at 10s. a day, 168l., town major at 4s., 67l. 4s. Charlemont, governor at 10s., 168l. Galway, governor at 20s., 336l., town major, 67l. 4s. Limerick, governor, 336l., town major, 67l. 4s. Athlone, governor at 15s., 252l. Kinsale, governor, 336l., lieutenantgovernor, 168l., town major, 67l. 4s. Cork, governor, 336l. Duncannon, governor, 336l., town major, 67l. 4s. Ross Castle, governor, 168l. Enisharkin, governor, 168l. Sligo, governor, 336l. Dublin, town major at 5s., 84l.
Military pensions: To Col. O'Donnell, pursuant to the capitulations between General Ginkell and him, 460l. 5s. 6d. To Col. Henry Luttrell the like allowance, 460l. 5s. 6d. To Sir James Jeffreys in lieu of a company, 168l. To Baron de Virazell, 92l. 1s. 1d. Total: 1,180l. 12s. 1d.
An establishment of pensions (the amounts of which vary from 1s. to 10s. a day) to persons who, by wounds received in the service or otherwise, are become incapable of further service, and not able to maintain themselves, to be paid them on certificate of their being alive and in no employment:—Romagnac, Boistaquet, Questebrune, Deppe, La Catherie, Fontanier, La Boisonade, Pascalle, Seve, Lescoure, Villemison, La Boulay, La Boulay cadet, La Brosse Fortin, Du Causse, Lantillac, Mercier, La Cloche, La Basoche, Beaujeu, Rochemont, Rivery, La Bastide Barbut, Gaulin, Gaume, La Serre, Lamy, Petit Bosque, La Clide, St. Germain, La Brouse, Dortoux, Gauteron, St. Maison, La Sautiere, Barbaut, Sermant, Millery, Verdille, Brunevalle, Du Parc, Danroches, Lestrilles, Chabrolles, Courteil, Ponthieu, Gally, De Lorth, Vignoles, Ginioux, Daunix, Charrier, Giberne, Montaud, Bernardon, Pressac, Montroy, La Garde, Chainlorier [sic], Isarne, Du Perce, Liger, Prou, Bayle, Sailly, La Rouselliere, Boyer, Mestre, Lisle duroy, St. Sauveur, La Maugere, St. Agnan, Delorian, St. Fauste, Lange, Mercier junior, Bignoux, Boisbelau, Fortenier, Le Petit, Laine, Faure, Bourdin, La Risole Falantin, Dambois, Bellet, Le Brun, De Lorthe, Dumas, Neau, La Mothe, Roux, La Chancellerie, Vialas, De Lome, (fn. 3) Aldbert, Mercier, Lenfant, La Hauteville, Guy, Bontoux, Lavall, St. Estienne, Guillermin, Quinson, Chamlorier [sic], Montgaud, La Fausille, De Sailly, Silvie and Anne de Montaud, Piozet, St. Your, Du Plessis, La Nalve, La Coudriere, La Primauday, D'Albenas senior, Fevouillet, Ant. Bernard, Heurard, Le Cocq, Garrison, Magnan, Bryan, La Palisse, St. Cyre, Venisse, Marconay, Fonjuliane, Jac La Mothe, Daussy, St. Maurice, Guyon, Derprée, La Mothe, La Moulin, Le Conte, D'Albenas junior, Joseph Gally, Jac. Bernard, Mrs. Jacob, Cor. Laymerie, Burau.
Abstract of the foregoing establishment: general officers, 9,697l. 4s. 2d.: military contingencies and incidents, 2,170l.: two regiments of horse, 21,845l. 12s.: one regiment of horse more, 16,088l. 16s.: four regiments of dragoons, 44,083l. 4s.: twentyone regiments of foot, 201,507l. 12s.: Ordnance, 3,443l. 4s. 7½d.: additional pay, 3,076l. 12s. 11d.: governors of garrisons, 3,528l.: military pensions, 1,180l. 12s. 1d.: French pensioners, 7,770l. Total: 314,390l. 15s. 9½d. [sic]. [S.P.44. 167. pp. 348–361.]
[1698.] Caveat that no confirmation of Samuel Heathcot, town clerk elect for the borough of Derby, pass, till notice be first given to Mr. George Gregson of Derby or Mr. Robt. Pawlett of Clement's Inn No. 20. [S.P.44. 75. p. 2.]
[1698.] Caveat that no new grant of a charter to the borough of Ilchester, in the county of Somerset, pass, till notice be given to Sir Francis Windham, burgess for the said place. [Ibid. p. 3.]
[1698.] Caveat that no pardon pass to Mr. Oliver Le Neve, for the death and killing of Sir Henry Hobbart, till notice be given to Mr. Nicholas Baker. [Ibid.]
[1698.] Caveat that no pardon pass for Owen Moony, of Corrocullen, in King's County in Ireland, till notice be given to Sir Francis Blundell, in Dublin. [Ibid.]
[1698.] Caveat that no licence for transporting tobacco pipe clay to Ireland be granted, till notice be given to Mr. Wm. Carter, in Old Palace Yard, Westminster. [Ibid.]
[1698.] Caveat that no warrant pass for the manor of Portumney, 'and several other manors' in the counties of Galway, Mayo, and Roscommon, in the kingdom of Ireland, as the pretended estate of Ulick, late Viscount Galway, for John Bourk, esq., commonly called Lord Bophin, who is attainted and outlawed, till notice be given to Colonel Thomas Hewetson, at his lodgings at Mr. Lacy's house, a milliner, over against the Rumor at Charing Cross. [Ibid. p. 4.]
[1698.] Caveat that nothing pass relating to a pardon to John Robinson, son of Sir Jn. Robinson, for the killing of Richard Church of Deal, without notice to Christian Church, widow of the said Richard Church, at the Golden Ball in St. James Market, or her dwelling at Deal at the sign of the Royal Exchange. [Ibid.]
[1698.] Caveat that no grant of the advowson of Gedney, in the county of Lincoln, pass, till notice be given to Sir Robert Clayton, at his house in the Old Jury. [Ibid.]
[1698.] An abstract of the Act for raising a sum not exceeding two millions upon a fund for payment of annuities [etc.] An. 9 and 10 W. III. Printed. 4 pp. [S.P. 32. 11. ff. 74–75.]
[Undated.] Petition [? to the privy council] by one Gosselin, that an act passed between one Renouf and Mr. James de Beauvoir may be destroyed. It is alleged in the petition that an act or judgment of the Court in favour of Renouf, against Gosselin, is contrary to the ancient law of 'that island,' and that the cause of Renouf was prescribed when 'the act of surprise' of Feb. 1, 1697, of 'that Court' was made between Renouf and Mr. James de Beauvoir, a party unconcerned, by which it was said that the parties concerned shall not take any advantage of the prescription. The judgment given for Renouf was by the lieut. bailiff, father in law to Renouf, and by other the jurats first cousins to Renouf, who had been duly recused. [S.P. 47. 2. No. 9.]
[Undated.] June 3. In the matter between Mr. Darell and Mr. Quetteville, it was ordered by his Majesty that Mr. Darell be discharged from his employment at Guernsey, for his misbehaviour towards the lieut. bailiff, and that Mr. Quetteville have £20 costs, which is to be assessed on such of the jurats as assisted Mr. Darell in displacing the lieut. bailiff. [Ibid. No. 10.]

Footnotes

  • 1. In the Journals of the House of Commons, Ireland, 22 Nov., 1698, it is stated that the House agreed to the committee's Resolution.
  • 2. mews.
  • 3. ? Lorne.