Entry Book: October 1679, 1-10

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Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 6, 1679-1680. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1913.

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October 1679

Date. Nature and Substance of the Entry. Reference.
Oct. 1. Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to direct the collectors of the outports to pay last Michaelmas quarter's salaries to the officers of the outports comprehended in the quarterly bill. Money Book p. 231.
Oct. 2. Money order for 10.000l. to Richard Kent and Charles Duncombe in repayment of so much lent by them this day for his Majesty's service as by a tally of this day's date levied at the Receipt: with 6 per cent. interest: all as by the privy seals of 1668, April 30, and 1679, August 14. Order Book XXXVIII, p. 41.
Oct. 4. Treasury warrant to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 400l. to Baptist May on any unsatisfied orders in his name for the Privy Purse: to be issued out of Excise money in the Exchequer. Money Book, p. 244.
The Treasury Lords to Lord Colepeper. By the privy seal of September 30 last (supra, pp. 212–3) 6,114l. 6s. 0d. has been issued to you. The remainder of said sum (after payment of the Virginia establishment to July 1 last to an amount not exceeding 5,600l. and [after] the pay of a foot company now to be embarqued thither to the time of embarcation) is to be applied for subsistence money to the soldiers as well of the said company now to be embarqued as of another company now on the establishment of Virginia, and now upon the said colony, excluding the commission officers of both the said companies. Please observe punctually these instructions of the said privy seal. Warrants not Relating to Money, pp. 83–4.
Oct. 6. Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to employ Richard Manning as a landwaiter Bristol port loco Mr. Bourchier, and to continue George Butler in his employment as surveyor at Boston (notwithstanding our directions on your memorial of September 6 last), until some other opportunity of his removal occur: you having in your said memorial of September 6 last desired said Butler to be removed to be a landwaiter at Bristol loco Mr. Bourchier, then promoted to be a tidesman, ibid.; but having since in your memorial of the 25 September proposed to employ Maning as above (having been formerly presented by you to us to be made surveyor of Rochester, in which place Nicholas Stoakes is lately deputed), and to keep Butler at Boston for the time being. Out Letters (Customs), pp. 106–7.
Same to same to employ Edward Morecroft as a waiter at Liverpool loco Andrew Ashton, deceased. Ibid, pp. 107, 108.
Roger Rea to have a commission to seize uncustomed and prohibited goods in London port.
William Barnes to be collector in the colony of Antigua loco Phillip Everden, deceased.
John Lye to be Comptroller and Surveyor General of Customs at Antigua loco William Thomas, who declines the employment.
Robert (corrected to) Richard Todd as waiter at Manningtree loco Henry Hayes, deceased.
Report to the King from the Treasury Lords on the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland's report on the petition of Patrick Trant. Said petition sets forth that William Sarsfield, of Lucan, co. Dublin, was (in 1663) restored by the Commissioners of the late Court of Claims to an estate tail expectant upon a life estate of his father, Patrick Sarsfield, of and in the towns, lands and tenements of Tournings, Killinmore, Clowninges and Lady Castle, in the barony of Naas, co. Kildare, and Padingstwone and Westpanstwone in the barony of Newcastle, co. Dublin. Further, said William Sarsfield has obtained a grant (1673, December 19) from the King of the reversion in fee simple expectant upon the said estate tail; and has sold to petitioner an absolute estate in fee simple of the abovesaid lands, etc. For the better strengthening of his title. petitioner prays to be admitted at any time at his or his heirs' desire "to place or procure to be placed, as in such cases is usual, upon the said reversion which was expectant upon the said estate tail as aforesaid, the satisfaction of such deficiency of any interest yet unsatisfied which, according to the Act of Settlement. ought to be satisfied [to petitioner]." Said petition being referred May 6 last by the King to the Duke of Ormonde, the latter referred same May 29 to the Attorney and Solicitor General [Ireland]: on which reference Sir John Temple. Solicitor General of Ireland, reported confirming said statements. The grant of the said reversion to William Sarsfield of 1673, December 19, does not appear to have been granted to him towards satisfaction of any adventurer's arrears or other uses whereto all lands forfeited to the King by the said Acts are made liable. Petitioner being a purchaser of part of the said lands under William Sarsfield desires. for the further security of his title, that he may be admitted to place such deficiencies as are by the rules of the Acts [of Settlement and Explanation] to be satisfied out of forfeited lands upon the reversion of the lands so purchased by him, and that he may be admitted to pass a new patent of the reversion whereby it may be granted to him and his heirs in consideration and towards satisfaction of such deficiencies as he shall place thereon. His request may be granted so as the present rent be not lessened by such new settlement. On said report the Lord Lieutenant reports to the King June 24 last forwarding said Temple's opinion as above. The said Lord Lieutenant's report being referred July last to the Treasury Lords the latter hereby report thereon that they have nothing to object thereto. Out Letters (Ireland), pp. 17–20.
Oct. 7. Money order for 150l. to George, Viscount Grandison, Edward Villiers and Elianor Villiers, executors of Dame Barbara Villiers, for last Michaelmas quarter on the 600l. per an. to same Dame Villiers out of the Coinage: as by the privy seal of 1667, August 20. Order Book XXXVIII, p. 43.
Royal warrant dated from Newmarket to Sir Stephen Fox to pay, out of moneys imprested for the Forces. 1.000l. per an. to Robert, Earl of Sunderland, "one of our principal Secretaries of State. to whom we have specially appointed the care and despatch of that business relating to our immediate direction in the time that there is no Captain General constituted by us ... in consideration of his extraordinary service and charge in the undergoing the said business": to commence from September 29 last: to continue during pleasure. King's Warrant Book, pp. 116–7.
Same dated same to the Treasury Lords to issue their warrant to direct the Surveyors General of the Woods. and the Woodward of Windsor Forest, and Hugh May. Comptroller of the Works, to fell at about Christmas next within Braywood. Haslewood and Hadneys Wood in Windsor Forest 200 loads of declining timber (where same can best be spared with regard to the vert and venison) to be delivered to the officers of the Works in Windsor Castle, and a further 25 loads to be delivered to William Frith (Robert Fryth) to his own use, in consideration of the great damage which has been done to the bridge at Windsor by great loads of weighty material brought over the same to the said Works, which bridge the said Frith has repaired at his great charge. The offal to be sold to pay the charge of felling, and the balance thereof to be accounted for to the Receiver General for co. Berks. (Treasury warrant accordingly dated October 16 to Thomas Agar and Charles Strode, Surveyors General of Woods Trent South, and to William Chiffinch, Woodward of Windsor Forest.) Ibid, pp. 117–8. Warrants not Relating to Money, p. 77.
Oct. 10. Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of John Holland's petition to be landwaiter at Weymouth loco Fra. Bennett, or landwaiter at Exeter loco Mr. Temple. Out Letters (Customs), p. 109.
Letter of direction on the money warrant of September 30 last for 5,000l. to Henry Guy for secret service: same to be hereby paid out of the 5,000l. which the Excise Commissioners are directed to pay into the Exchequer this week. Money Book, p. 232.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Cashier to pay the last Michaelmas quarter's salary bill of the Customs officers, London port. (Total, 5,328l. 16s. 8d.) Ibid.
Treasury allowance of the same quarter's salary bill of the Excise Office. (Total, 1,632l. 10s. 0d.) Ibid.
Treasury warrant to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 500l. to Edward Seymour on any unsatisfied, unappropriated orders in his name as Treasurer of the Navy: to be by him paid over to the Victuallers: to be issued out of the 3,000l. which the Customs Cashier is directed to pay into the Exchequer this week. Ibid, p. 233.
The like for 2,500l. to same for the Navy: out of same. Ibid.
Henry Guy to Auditor Shales to send to Fabian Phillips, Controller of the Law duty, and to the Farmers of the Law duty for an exact account [of said duty] of all sorts since [the date of said Farmers'] grant, "which account is to be such as they will swear to: also to see what tallies the said Farmers have paid, and what remains in their hands unapplied to payments on tallies." Give the Treasury an account of the whole as soon as you can. Out Letters (General). p. 156.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to examine the fitness of William Claver to succeed Francis Bennet, lately deceased, as waiter in Weymouth port: said Claver being very well recommended to my Lords. Ibid, p. 157.
Same to the Commissioners of the Alienation Office. The Solicitor General has applied to the Treasury Lords for a passage to and from his lodgings in the Temple by a doorway to be made out of the garden which belongs to your Office in Whitefriars. My Lords have gratified him therein. Let him make said door at his own expense for his private use, he himself keeping the key. Ibid.
Oct. 10. Henry Guy to the old Farmers of the Hearthmoney to perfect your account of your management [farm] of the Hearthmoney and to forthwith send to the Treasury an account of your receipts and payments of that revenue for the last half-year of said farm, and of what tallies struck thereon remain unpaid. Out Letters (General), p. 157.