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Entry Book: May 1684, 1-14

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Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 7, 1681-1685. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1916.

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May 1684

Date. Nature and Substance of the Entry. Reference.
May 1
(altered
from
April 29).
Henry Guy to the Navy Commissioners to assign the 2,000l. (this day directed to the Navy Treasurer) to Richard Brett and partners, late Victuallers of the Navy, in part of 7,841l. 13s. 4d. on an imprest bill dated April 4 last. As also the remainder of said imprest bill from time to time as the Treasury Lords shall direct (struck through). Out Letters (General) VII, p. 336.
May 1. Same to the Revenue Commissioners, Ireland, to keep under seizure the ship Hopewell, Robert Chisley master, from Jamaica, which is seized at Kinsale, till the King's Counsel have advised the Treasury Lords on the case. Out Letters (Ireland) IV, p. 33.
May 2. Royal sign manual for 5,000l. to Henry Guy for secret service, without account: to be issued on the 10,000l. privy seal dormant of April 30 last. (Money warrant dated May 5 hereon. Money order dated May 6 hereon.) King's Warrant Book IX, p. 298. Money Book IV, p. 381. Order Book XXXIX, p. 145.
May 3. Henry Guy to the Customs Commissioners to deliver the coach and chair imported by Lady Hamilton for her own use; if not of French manufacture. Out Letters (General) VII, p. 337.
May 4. Royal sign manual for 650l. to Henry Guy for secret service, without account: to be issued on the 10,000l. dormant privy seal of Dec. 31 last. (Money warrant dated May 6 hereon. Money order dated May 7 hereon.) King's Warrant Book IX, p. 299. Money Book IV, p. 382. Order Book XXXIX, p. 144.
Royal warrant to the Treasury Lords to give order to the Surveyor of Woods Trent South, and to William Chiffinch, woodward of several woods in Windsor Forest to fell 50 loads of timber (not fit for Navy building) in Cranbourne and the woods near Sunninghill for the service of the Works in Windsor-Castle. The whole to be accounted for before the Auditor for co. Berks. (Treasury warrant accordingly dated May 9 hereon. The Treasury Lords to the Earl of Chesterfield dated May 9, giving him notice of the said warrant.) King's Warrant Book IX, p. 299. Warrants not Relating to Money IX, p. 337. Out Letters (General) VII, p. 343.
May 5. On the petition to the King from Tho. Jones and three other Gentlemen of the Guard for a patent to search into the deceits of the tanners and carriers, the Company of Tanners et al. trading in leather pray to be heard before such grant pass and that notice be given to Mr. Floyer at his chamber in Figtree Court in the Inner Temple. Caveat Book, p. 25.
Henry Guy to the Navy Commissioners to assign, out of the Navy's weekly money, payment of 17l. 9s. 5d. to Capt. Thomas Room Coyle, Commander of his Majesty's ships Phœnix and Royal Oak, on a Navy bill dated 1679, Aug. 15, for the entertainment of Peter Stanley, a volunteer on board said ships. Out Letters (General) VII, p. 338.
Henry Guy to Mr. Brisban. The Treasury Lords will receive the Admiralty Lords any time to-morrow. Out Letters (General) VII, p. 338.
Same to Mr. Blathwayte to send to the Treasury Lords the model and method of the officers intended to be employed for the future management of the Four and a Half per cent. duty in Barbados and the Leeward Islands. (Same to Mr. Trant for the like model of the officers employed by yourself and partners, Farmers of said duty in Barbados etc.) Ibid.
Same to the Attorney General to report on the enclosed draft [missing] of an assignment from the Duke of Albemarle to Sir John Werden and Sir Benjamin Bathurst. It is to be particularly mentioned that the 6,500l. consideration money is paid by the King and also the trusts are to be specified. Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners. What have you done on the business as in the enclosed letter ? Ibid, p. 339.
Enclosing: letter from Edmund Bohun to the Earl of Rochester of April 30 last, touching a fraud committed by the Surveyor of Southwold tending to 1,000l. per an. loss in the Customs and that Warren and Sheeres were instrumental in discovering the frauds.
Same to Sir Peter Killegrew, Receiver of the Duchy of Cornwall, to pay Mr. Courtney's salary of 50l. as Attorney of the said Duchy, notwithstanding the stoppage of same April 25 last. Ibid.
The Treasury Lords to the Earl of Chesterfield, giving him notice of the intended warrant for felling coarse timber in Whittlewood and Salcey forests to raise 12,000l. for the Earl of Arlington as by the privy seal of April 30, supra, pp. 1112–3. "We intend to issue our warrant pursuant to the said letters of privy seal, but to restrain the same so as the sales may not exceed 3,000l. for this present year or season or 2,000l. in any subsequent year." (The said warrant accordingly dated May 6.) Ibid, p. 340. Warrants not Relating to Money IX, pp. 330–2.
Money warrant for 20l. to Robert Swan for 1684, Lady day quarter, on his yearly sum for his fidelity in securing his Majesty after the battle of Worcester. (Money order dated May 7 hereon.) Money Book IV, p. 382. Order Book XXXIX, p. 144.
Same for 12l. 10s. 0d. to Eleanor Mather for same on her annuity or pension. (Money order dated May 7 hereon.) Money Book IV, p. 382. Order Book XXXIX, p. 144.
May 6. Money order for 5l. to William Parks, porter of the Receipt of the Exchequer, for 1684, Lady day quarter's attendance there. Order Book XXXIX, p. 144.
Henry Guy to Mr. Stephens for a certificate of the last money you received for the chest of Chatham and for what time that payment was made and when it ended. Out Letters (General) VII, p. 339.
Same to Mr. Harbord, Auditor of the Duchy of Cornwall, apprising him of the taking off the stop of the salary of Mr. Courtney, Attorney of said Duchy. Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to send to the Earl of Rochester's lodgings in Whitehall the trunk now in the Customs warehouse [London] directed to him. Ibid.
May 6. Henry Guy to Robt. Bertie. In reply to yours of this day please desire the [Earl of Lindsey] Lord Great Chamberlain to send to the Treasury Lords his title to Walwood. Out Letters (General) VII, p. 340.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to call on Mr. Cullifford for his charge against Mr. Hamlyn, late collector of Plymouth: also to report on the reference of April 24 last, supra, p. 1105. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Whiston. The to-morrow's hearing of the business of the Prizage is put off. Give the parties notice. Ibid, p. 341.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to employ Richard Boys (a surveyor of the coast-waiters, London port) as a deputed searcher ibid. loco Charles Stysted, dismissed. Out Letters (Customs) VIII, pp. 275, 276.
Gervace Bertie to be established as riding officer at Workington at 30l. per an. to keep a horse and ride the coast from Allonby to Skinburness: as proposed by William Kirkby in his late survey of Carlisle and Whitehaven ports.
Richard Beck to be established as a tidesman at Workington with 20l. per an. salary: as proposed ut supra.
Christopher J'ans (one of the surveyors in the Isle of Man) to be established as surveyor in Lancaster port at 40l. per an. salary, and to keep a horse and to survey Poulton port, and another boatman and tidesman to be nominated: all as proposed by abovesaid Kirby in his survey of Lancaster port and by Jno. Foster, collector there.
Same to same to permit the export, Customs free, to Brussels, of plate for the service of the Duke of Monmouth. Ibid, p. 274.
Appending: schedule of said plate.
Entry of the Treasury Lords' signature of the docquet of a demise to Richard Leigh and Tho. Cholmondeley of two-third parts of the lands in co. Lancs of charles, Visct. Molyneux, seized for his Recusancy: for 21 years at 150l. 15s. 4d. per an. rent. Warrants not Relating to Money IX, p. 332.
Treasury warrant to William Harbord, Surveyor General of Crown Lands, for a particular and ratal of the park and demesnes of the manor of Berkhampstead in order to a new lease thereof to Mary Sayers, widow, for eight years from 1707, Lady day, at the present rent of 53l. 14s. 9d. with a special clause for granting the stewardship as formerly: the consideration herefor to be 400l. to be defalked out of the arrears of salary due to her late husband, John Sayers, his Majesty's master cook. Ibid, pp. 332–3.
Prefixing: said Harbord's report, dated 1683, Nov. 21, on said Mary Sayers' petition for same. Mr. Sayer purchased the Earl of Portland's lease of the premises on dear terms, the mansion house being burned down, and rebuilt a fair dwelling place there at his own charge. This estate is parcel of the Duchy of Cornwall, so that only 31 years in all can be granted. The stewardship has been constantly granted to the lessee "and in June last I gave a warrant to Anthony Farrington, esq., a barrister at law and brother-in-law to the Attorney General (who was deputed by Mr. Sayer in his life time), to continue the keeping of the Courts there [on the death of said John Sayers] until a grant should be renewed again by his Majesty's letters patents .. that his Majesty's service might not in the meantime be neglected."
May 6. Money warrant for 25l. to Nicholas Estoll for half a year to Lady day last on his 50l. per an. for discovering a plot against the King's person and other treacherous designs. (Money order dated May 7 hereon.) Money Book IV, p. 383. Order Book XXXIX, p. 145.
Same for 125l. to Edward Griffin for 1680, Lady day quarter, on his pension. (Money order dated May 12 hereon.) Money Book IV, p. 383. Order Book XXXIX, p. 147.
Same for 50l. to Elizabeth Martin, widow for half a year to 1683, Sept. 29, on her annuity. (Money order dated May 12 hereon.) Money Book IV, p. 383. Order Book XXXIX, p. 146.
Same for 100l. to George Feilding, esq., for half a year to 1683, June 24, on his pension. (Money order dated May 12 hereon.) Money Book IV, p. 383. Order Book XXXIX, p. 146.
Same for 25l. each to Mary Nevill and Sophia Nevill for same to same date on their annuities or pensions. (Money order dated May 12 hereon.) Money Book IV, p. 384. Order Book XXXIX, p. 146.
Same for 50l. to John Dryden, esq., Poet Laureat, for 1680, June 24 quarter, on his annuity or pension, and 25l. for 1680, Lady day quarter on his additional annuity (Money order dated May 12 for said 25l. [the said 50l. being automatically ordered on the dormant money warrant for said pension].) Money Book IV, p. 384. Order Book XXXIX, p. 146.
Same for 100l. to Thomas Windham, esq., for half a year to 1677, Lady day, on his annuity or pension. Money Book IV, p. 384.
Same for 100l. to Mris. Winifrid Windham for half a year to 1678, June 24, on her same. Ibid.
Same for 250l. to Frances, Countess of Portland, for 1680, Christmas quarter, on her same. Ibid, p. 385.
Same for 125l. to Dame Joane Howard for 1681, June 24 quarter, on her same. Ibid.
Same for 100l. to Rebecca, daughter of the late Lord Chandos, 25l. thereof in full of 1682, June 24 quarter, and 75l. in part of 1682, Christmas half year, on her pension. Ibid.
Same for 150l. to the Countess of Newburgh for 1681, June 24 quarter, on her same. Ibid.
Same for 150l. to Lady Philadelphia Wentworth for 1678, June 24 quarter, on her annuity or pension. (In the margin: cancelled 8 Feb., 1684–5.) Ibid, p. 386.
Same for 50l. to Edward Progers for 1680, June 24 quarter, on his pension. Ibid.
Same for 50l. to Dr. Nicholas Gibbon for half a year to 1682, Sept. 29, on his annuity or pension. Ibid.
Money warrant for 125l. to Dame Ruth Trevor for 1678, June 24 quarter, on her pension. Money Book IV, p. 387.
Same for 100l. to Dame Goditha Price for 1679, Christmas quarter, on her annuity or pension. Ibid.
Same for 100l. to Mris. Justina Vandike (now Lady Stepney) for half a year to 1677, Christmas, on her same. Ibid.
Same for 125l. to Charles, Lord Lucas, for 1680, Christmas quarter, on his same. Ibid.
Same for 500l. to William, Lord Alington, for half a year to 1683, Lady day, on his fee as Constable of the Tower. Ibid, p. 388.
Same for 100l. to Sutton Oglethorpe for half a year to 1682, Lady day, on his fee or salary as Master of his Majesty's studs. Ibid.
Same for 75l. to Dame Sophia Stuart for 1673, Lady day quarter, on her annuity or pension. Ibid.
Same for 125l. each to Eliz. and Anne, daughters of Sir John Lawson, kt., for half a year respectively to 1677, Sept. 29, and 1678, Sept. 29, on their same. Ibid, p. 389.
Same for 300l. to Henry Fanshaw and Charles Fanshaw, executors of Eliz., Viscountess Fanshaw, for half a year to 1679, Christmas, on her same granted her for 31 years from 1665, Lady day. Ibid.
Same for 60l. to Anne Goulding for half a year to 1683, June 24, on her annuity or pension. Ibid.
Same for 100l. to Dame Jane Berkley for half a year to 1677, Sept. 29, on her same. Ibid, p. 390.
Same for 500l. to George Dunstan for half a year to 1682, Sept. 29, on his same. Ibid.
Same for 100l. to Isabella Bointon, widow, for half a year to 1680, Christmas, on her same. Ibid.
Same for 20l. to Robert Bertie for half a year to 1683, Lady day, on the same granted him for the life of Mris. Mary Cock. Ibid.
May 7. Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue as follows out of such Excise money as is directed to be this week paid into the Exchequer, viz.: Disposition Book II, p. 341.
l.
to the Paymaster of the Forces 4,500
to the Cofferer of the Household 1,000
to Mr. Horneby in part of his principal 500
to ditto for secret service 300
to Sir John James and partners in part of their debt 500
£6,800
(Same to the Excise Commissioners, enclosing the paper of the disposition of the Excise for the present week: being the abovesaid five items [payable out of the Exchequer] and the following items [payable direct out of the Excise Office on tallies] viz. 1,500l. in full of the [Excise Office salary] bill for [last] Christmas quarter, 1,000l. to Mr. Toll, 1,500l. to Mr. Dashwood in part of his debt, 800l. to the bankers.
May 7. Report to the King from the Treasury Lords on the petition of Margaret, Viscountess Dowager of Iveagh. Petitioner sets forth that her late husband Arthur, Visct. Iveagh, was granted two pensions for his sufferings and services, viz. of 150l. and 500l. per an., the latter from Sir James Dillon's death, who is since dead; but that her husband reaped little benefit of the grant, his said pensions being 1,600l. in arrear to him at his death April 30 last: that he contracted great debts for the necessary subsistence of his family: that said pensions are retrenched to 300l. per an. in the last year's establishment and are determined by his death so that petitioner and her children are in a starving condition: that she presented a petition to the King in Aug. last at Windsor in order to prevent her inevitable ruin, but no report made thereon and now the present establishment of Ireland is perclosed and no provision made for her and her children. Therefore prays for at least the 300l. per an. which was on last year's establishment. Hereon the Treasury Lords advise that the 300l. per an. pension to Visct. Iveagh be continued to petitioner for life and that she be paid the said arrears up to same date as other pensioners on the [Irish] establishment are paid. Out Letters (Ireland) IV, pp. 33–4.
William Aldworth (in the absence of Henry Guy) to Auditor Parsons to attend the Treasury Lords with Mr. Agar's several accounts of wood sales. Out Letters (General) VII, p. 340.
William Lowndes (in the absence of Henry Guy) to the Customs Commissioners, enclosing (a) infra. Write to Aram Hedges, the English Consul at Rotterdam, to take care to seize the ships mentioned in the said paper as being English ships come from his Majesty's Plantations with tobacco and other commodities without having touched at England or Ireland: and [for said consul to] endeavour to get leave from the [Rotterdam] magistrates to send said ships over hither. Write to the same effect to Mr. Ball, the English Consul at Amsterdam, about the one of the said ships which is at Amsterdam. The Treasury Lords will write to Mr. Chudleigh, the King's minister at the Hague (Envoy to the States General) to assist herein. Ibid, pp. 341, 342.
Appending: (a) a note of information dated Rotterdam Mar. 7, 1684–3. Within this four weeks were six Virginia ships [here] with bay tobacco; the first Capt. Jockly, who is gone; James Bowman in Goeree; the others are here at present, viz. Capt. Hall, Cortis and Thomas Bowman. At Amsterdam, April 28, 1684 [N.S.]: Mr. Rich from New York, laden with tobacco and Bever [beaverfur]. The ship's name is New York. (The Treasury Lords to said Chudleigh, enclosing copy of (a) supra, and desiring him to assist as above.)
Same to Mr. Duncombe to pay to Sir Ben Bathurst out of this week's receipt of the Excise 6,500l. to pay for a house purchased by the King in St. James's Park. In order to your more regular discharge a privy seal shall be passed for the payment of the money by the Excise Commissioners. Ibid, p. 342.
May 7. Henry Guy to Mr. Burton. Send your report on Mr. Bowden's petition. Out Letters (General) VII, p. 343.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to employ Owen Arnold as a tidesman at Minehead loco George Pinkney, who has relinquished same. Out Letters (Customs) VIII, p. 277.
Money warrant for 455l. to Sir Richard Bulstrode for half a year to 1681–2, Jan. 15, on his ordinary as Resident with the Governor of the Spanish Netherlands. (Money order dated May 12 hereon.) Money Book IV, p. 391. Order Book XXXIX, p. 146.
Same for 546l. to Edmond Poley for half a year to 1683, Sept. 30, on his ordinary for his employment in his Majesty's service in Germany. (Money order dated May 12 hereon.) Money Book IV, p. 391. Order Book XXXIX, p. 145.
Same for 56l. 5s. 5d. to Robert, Earl of Lindsey, Warden of Waltham Forest, for the ranger and keepers of the woods and walks thereof for one year to 1684, Lady day, on their fees and wages, viz. of 6d. a day to the ranger, 8d. a day to the keeper of Walthamstowe Walk, 4d. a day to the keeper of Leighton Walk, 3d. a day to the keeper of Walwood and Homefrith woods, 8d. a day to the keeper of Woodford Walk, 8d. a day to the keeper of Loughton Walk. (Money order dated May 12 hereon.) Money Book IV, p. 391. Order Book XXXIX, p. 147.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to employ William Ludlow as a tidesman at Bridgwater loco William Mungar, who declines same. Out Letters (Customs) VIII, p. 275.
Money order for 8,000l. to Richard Kent and Charles Duncombe in repayment of the like sum by them lent into the Exchequer this day: with 6 per cent. interest and 2 per cent. reward. To be paid out of the moneys which are to be paid into the Exchequer by the Mint Commissioners out of the sale of tin farthings. Order Book XXXIX, p. 165.
May 8. Henry Guy to the Auditors of Imprests to attend the Treasury Lords with the interest account of Sir Denny Ashburnham and partners, late Victuallers of the Navy. Out Letters (General) VII, p. 343.
May 9. Same to the Customs Commissioners, enclosing (a) infra. Ibid.
Appending: (a) a list of officers necessary for the management of the duties of the Four and a Half per cent. in Barbados, viz.: two commissioners with one clerk each, five receivers, one person to examine the accounts and transmit them to England, two searchers, four waiters, six watermen and one good sloop. "The like officers for the Leeward Islands in proportionable number, of which it may be referred to the Governors in chief to appoint more or less for the first year as there shall be occasion."
Same to Mr. Fillingham to attend the Treasury Lords on Monday with your answer to the enclosed letters [missing] from Pope and Cressett. Ibid.
Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue as follows out of such Customs money as is directed to be this week paid into the Exchequer, viz. Disposition Book II, pp. 340, 342.
l. s. d.
to the Treasurer of the Navy for [one week on the Navy's] weekly money, whereof 1,000l. is for the present Victuallers 3,500 0 0
to ditto to pay the men of the Gloucester hulk 2,000 0 0
to ditto to fit out the Diamond, Greyhound, Tyger and Mordant 1,000 0 0
to ditto for the Chest at Chatham for the year ended 1682, Christmas 5,500 0 0
to ditto for Deptford and Woolwich yards 5,464 16 11
to ditto for Mr. Stephens which he overpaid upon account of the yards 300 0 0
to ditto for the yachts and the [Queen's yacht] Soudadoes, in part 1,000 0 0
to the Earl of Lindsey for the rangers and keepers in Waltham Forest for one year to Lady day last 56 5 5
to the Treasurer of the Chamber for a year's wages to Lady day last to the abovesaid keepers, payable in the Office of the Chamber 36 10 0
to me [Guy] for secret service in part of 280l. 7s. 7d. (for the keepers of the abovesaid forest and other charges there) 180 7 7
to the Treasurer of the Ordnance 1,000 0 0
to Sir Richard Bulstrode 455 0 0
to Mr. Poley 546 0 0
to me [Guy] for secret service in part of 650l. 400 0 0
to Mr. Chudleigh in full of 2,000l. 1,123 2 1
£22,062 2 0
(Same to the Customs Cashier dated May 6, enclosing the paper of the disposition of the Customs cash for the present week: the said paper including all the above items, except the 1,123l. 2s. 1d. to Chudleigh [being items payable out of the Exchequer] and also the following items [payable directly out of the Customs Office on tallies] viz. 2,119l. 2s. 1d. to Richard Kent and Charles Duncombe [for interest] and 1,500l. for the remainder of the [Customs] quarterly [salary] bill.)
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to appoint Edward Hesketh as waiter at Meols in Poulton port loco John Sells, who has relinquished same. Out Letters (Customs) VIII, pp. 276, 277.
Henry Keates as surveyor, waiter and searcher at Barking loco Thomas Taunton, lately dismissed.
William Palmer (an extraordinary watchman London port) as a watchman in fee ibid. loco Samuel Lander, lately deceased.
John Burton as boatman at Dover loco John King, lately deceased.
Jaspar Smith as boatman at Plymouth loco Percivall Maples, lately dismissed.
Ezekiel Gubbings as a boatman at Maldon in Colchester port loco Jeremiah Bowles, lately dismissed.
May 9. Entry of the Treasury Lords' signature of the docquet of a demise by in custodiam lease under the Exchequer seal to Daniel Call of divers lands and tenements in co. Devon of John Buckeham, gent., outlaw: at a rent of 5s. per an. and fine of 10s. Warrants not Relating to Money IX, p. 334.
Report to the King from the Treasury Lords on the proposals as below for making farthings and halfpence of tin instead of copper, making them of the same weight that copper farthings are, viz. 20d. the 1b. weight, the tin for which will cost 8d. and the making, coining and issuing will cost 4d. or 12d. per 1b. in all, which if coined at 20d. will yield a profit of 40 per cent. We have received information from several considerable merchants and others of the better sort of citizens of a great want there is of such coin of small money both for relief of the poor and buying of small wares. Ibid, pp. 334–5.
Appending: said proposals from the Mint Commissioners, dated 1683–4, Feb. 16. Tin is a native metal and employs the people's labour to dig it, whereas copper is a foreign metal which must be purchased and the stock of the nation so far exhausted as to buy it. Such coining of tin will probably prevent any impairing [falling] of the intrinsic value of tin and even enhance the value. But if we help Sweden to so great a consumption of its copper its price will be raised upon us and the King of Sweden may impose new duties upon its exportation, as was done on the last coining of copper farthings [when the duty was raised] as far as 25 per cent. upon its value and taken off again as soon as that occasion was supplied; so that the intrinsic value of English farthings must rise and fall at the pleasure of a foreign prince. Tin is 20 per cent. lighter than copper, so that, to be of equal weight the coins must be a fifth bigger. We propose to stamp a motto on the edges. There is at present an apparent want of farthings for necessary change among the smaller tradesmen and for relief of the poor. It is believed by many that a great part of the copper farthings have been exported to his Majesty's Northern Plantations in America, where there being little or no gold or silver moneys current the want thereof is thereby in some measure supplied; and if farthings be found useful to them it may be thought the Southern Plantations may in time find the same convenience and in such case a vast consumption would thence arise of the native tin and a proportionable advantage to the King by the coinage, which might encourage his Majesty to take the whole body of the English tin into his own hands in right of his pre-emption, or to let it to farm for a much better rent than it ever yielded heretofore. As to the objection of the softness of tin it can be hardened as hard as the gold coins and near as hard as the silver coins.
Treasury warrant to Sir Gilbert Talbott. Master and Treasurer of the Jewels and Plate, to discharge Sir Leoline Jenkins of plate, ut supra, p. 1108. Ibid, p. 336.
May 12. Royal warrant to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal for a grant to Robert, Earl of Sunderland, Henry, Earl of Clarendon, Lawrence, Earl of Rochester, George, Lord Dartmouth, and Sir John Werden of an annuity or yearly rent or pension of 10,000l. out of the Excise of cos. Chester, Huntington, Hereford, Lancaster, Rutland, Northampton, Northumberland, Cumberland, Westmorland, and Durham, the dominion or principality of Wales and the ports of Chester, Lancaster, Newcastle and all other ports of the said counties and dominions: to be payable quarterly and to be held in trust for such person and persons [Prince George of Denmark] and under such trusts, etc. as are declared in the articles of marriage of the King's nephew, George, Hereditary Prince of Denmark, with the Lady Ann, one of the daughters of James, Duke of York. The said Excise to be made a security and charged with the said annuity. If the said revenue from said counties shall chance to be paid into the Exchequer before the due quarterly payment of said revenue or if same shall fall short of said annuity then the arrears of said annuity are to be chargeable upon the Excise in general. Further, in the articles of said marriage the Duke of York covenanted to settle 5,000l. per an. out of the profits of the Post Office and General Letter Office and another 5,000l. per an. out of the yearly rent or sum of 24,000l. granted to him by the King out of the Excise of Bucks, Essex, Kent, Norfolk, Suffolk, Berks, Beds, Cambridge, Yorkshire, Hereford and Somerset: and in pursuance thereof has granted to the said Trustees a sixth part of the rents and profits of the said General Letter Office or Post Office or Office of Postmaster General vested and settled upon him and a quarter of the said yearly rent or sum of 24,000l. out of the Excise. In order to enable the Duke to levy fines thereof and for the better security and payment of said 5,000l. and 5,000l. in case said Duke die without issue male the herein great seal is to contain a grant and confirmation to the herein trustees of the said sixth part of the Post Office and the said fourth part of the said 24,000l. and the reversions thereof upon trust to pay 5,000l. yearly out of the said sixth part of the Post Office and 5,000l. yearly out of said fourth part of 24,000l. in trust for the persons as in the said articles of marriage and thereafter in trust for the said Duke of York and his heirs male and thereafter in trust for the Crown: and further to dispose the remainder of said sixth part and said fourth part (after payment of said 5,000l. and 5,000l.) to the use of said Duke and his heirs male. King's Warrant Book IX, pp. 300–3.
Royal sign manuals for 646l. 8s. 6d. to Henry Guy for secret service, without account: to be issued on the 10,000l. dormant privy seal of Dec. 31 last. (Money warrant dated May 14 hereon. Money order dated May 15 hereon.) Ibid, p. 304. Money Book IV, p. 393. Order Book XXXIX, p. 148.
Same for 280l. 7s. 7d. to same for same: to be issued on the 10,000l. dormant privy seal of April 30 last. (Money warrant dated May 14 hereon. Money order dated May 15 hereon.) King's Warrant Book IX, p. 304. Money Book IV, p. 393. Order Book XXXIX, p. 148.
Royal warrant to the Attorney and Solicitor General for a great seal for a grant to Thomas, Lord Jermyn, of his heirs and assigns for ever of premises as follow under trust conditions as follow: viz. the late Earl of St. Albans being possessed of two pieces of ground in the parish of St. Martins in the Fields, near Jermyn Street on the north side thereof, did on one of them erect a church and designed part of the other piece for a churchyard and the remainder thereof to be let out in building for making some provision towards the maintenance of the minister of said church and also the parcel of ground on which some stables and tenements are erected 45 feet in front next Piccadilly Street and 75 feet in depth abutting north on Piccadilly and east and south on the said churchyard and west on the grounds of Anthony Hart (the two tenements fronting the said Piccadilly Street, being in the tenure one of Richard Hayburn, carpenter, the other of John Clifton): and also the messuage at the north side and east end of said parcel of ground which he designed to pull down for the erection of a habitation for the minister of said church. Further said Earl was possessed of a piece of land in or near Kemps Fields or Bunches Close in the parishes of St. Martins in the Fields and St. Giles in the Fields, and conveyed his term therein (of which 53 years are still to come) to trustees for the poor of St. Martins in the Fields; and on the said piece of ground there is now erected another fabric of a church which was lately called the Greek church and is now used for the French Protestants and also some almshouses. And the said Earl in his life time petitioned that the said two parcels of land first mentioned and the church thereon and his interest in the houses built thereon should remain to the religious uses aforesaid during all his term therein and that the Crown inheritance thereof might be granted to him and his heirs for the said uses to the end the said fabric of a church might be consecrated: which petition since his death has been renewed by his nephew and executor, Thomas, Lord Jermyn, Baron of St. Edmondsbury: and also Thomas Tennison, D.D, a chaplain in ordinary and vicar of the parish church of St. Martins has likewise petitioned on behalf of the poor of St. Martins for a grant to said Lord Jermyn of the last mentioned piece of ground on which is erected the fabric of a church now used by the French Protestants, together with the said fabric and almshouses in trust for the poor of said parish, all which the King being willing to gratify hereby orders said great seals for grant of same accordingly. Herein the houses erected on part of one of the two first mentioned plots are stated as five in number erected by "and now in the tenure of Sir Cesar Wood, lately Cranmer, kt.," at a ground rent of 60l. The dimensions and bounds of the plots are given, the following items being mentioned in the statement of the bounds, Sir Thomas Bond's stable yard, two houses belonging to the late Earl of St. Albans, a house in the tenure of Thomas Thompson. King's Warrant Book IX, pp. 304–8.
May 12. Henry Guy to Mr. Ramsey [one of the Agents for Taxes] to inform the Treasury Lords as to the money due to Mr. Wadlow upon a tally on the Hearthmoney. If you are too unwell to attend my Lords, send them Sir William Smith's letter and the other papers relating to this matter. Out Letters (General) VII, p. 344.
Henry Guy to Gervace Price to attend the Treasury Lords to-morrow concerning Mris. Vanbright's petition against you for 84l. for kettledrums provided by her husband. Out Letters (General) VII, p. 344.
May 13. Same to the Customs Commissioners to report on the following papers [missing] viz. a letter to Jno. Ballwood and Company from Robt. Chichely master of the Hopewell, stopped at Kinsale; an affidavit of Abraham Wise, a passenger on board said ship; the Attorney General's opinion dated the 7th inst. on the case. Ibid.
The Treasury Lords to the [Assessment] Commissioners for co. Middlesex. We have lately received from Capt. Hynde, deputy receiver under Capt. Philip Howard, the state of account of the late Seventeen Months', Eighteen Months' and Six Months' Assessments for co. Middlesex. He therein charges arrears on the county of 115l. 0s. 2d., 113l. 16s. 9d. and 51l. 4s. 3d. on the said three assessments respectively. If you do not re-assess and levy these sums they will be set in super upon you and process will issue against you. Ibid, pp. 344–5.
Appending: a detailed statement of said arrears, the localities mentioned being the Tower within, Chiswick and Hampstead; and the collectors named being Bernd. Underwood, William Cooling, Tho. Dutton, Nathan Child, Geo. Mills, Rich. Wells, John Singleton, John Skinner.
The like letter to the Lord Mayor and [other the Assessment] Commissioners for [the city of] London concerning the like arrears of 1,335l. 7s. 8d. on the Seventeen Months' Assessment and 106l. 0s. 4d. on the Eighteen Months' Assessment. We have several times represented this to you, but without result. In order to avoid process we desire you to inform us what effectual care you intend to take for re-assessing same. Ibid, p. 346.
Henry Guy to the Navy Commissioners to make up the accounts of Major Brett and partners, late Victuallers of the Navy, for the several years of their contract with 6 per cent. interest and 2 per cent. gratuity from the time the money became due to them to the time of actual payment made to them by the Treasurer of the Navy. Ibid, p. 347.
Same to the Customs Commissioners returning Edward Longueville's petition [missing]. Examine his fitness for some such place as he petitions for. Ibid.
Treasury warrant to the Clerk of the Pipe to pass to Edward Laundrey the tenement in South Botternell, co. Cornwall, which by Treasurer Danby's warrant of date 1677, June 21, was ordered to be granted in lease to Thomas Laundry ut supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. V, p. 576; it appearing from a certificate of John Fisher [deputy for the Surveyor General of Crown Lands] dated 1684, April 26, that the name of Thomas Laundry was used by mistake in said Treasurer Danby's warrant, it being certified by the curate and inhabitants of Linkinghorne, co. Cornwall, that Digory Laundry never had a son Thomas, but only Edward and William, and the mistake was due to John Ward, who solicited for petitioner therein. Warrants not Relating to Money IX, pp. 310–13.
Prefixing: particular and ratal of the premises; said certificate by John Fisher and said warrant of Treasurer Danby.
May 13. Henry Guy to Mr. Dering to attend the Exchequer Court this afternoon with the books to make out the receipts of the King's money from 1667, Aug. 9, to 1678, Aug. 13, by Sir William Doyly, late a Teller of the Exchequer. Disposition Book II, p. 343.
The Treasury Lords to the [Earl of Arran] Lord Deputy of Ireland, to examine the case of Margaret Thickness, it appearing that Lord Kingston denies his promise to her and that Col. Dillon has passed [a grant of] some of the lands and is about to pass [the grant of] the rest. Give her speedy despatch, considering her many years' attendance. We think she should have either the 300l. or the 15l. per an. of lands. Out Letters (Ireland) IV, p. 35.
May 14. Same to the Revenue Commissioners, Ireland. Since the letter of the 1st inst. supra, p. 1114, we have had reports from the Attorney General and the Customs Commissioners on the ship Hopewell. We think the seizure should be discharged and the vessel permitted to proceed on her voyage to England. The like order is to be given in the case of the Lisbon Merchant as by the enclosed papers [missing]. Ibid, p. 34.
Money warrant for 250l. to William Ryder for half a year to Sept. 29 last on his fee as Master of his Majesty's Harriers. Money Book IV, p. 392.
Same for 500l. to Robert Squibb, junr., as imprest for redemption of English captives [in Barbary]: to be paid out of the moneys in the Exchequer arisen from the late collection for that use. (Money order dated May 15 hereon.) Ibid, p. 393. Order Book XXXIX, p. 147.
Henry Guy to the Navy Commissioners to appoint Jno. Bowyer, or some other purveyor of the Navy, to assist in the felling of timber in Whittlewood Forest under the warrant of the 6th inst., ut supra, p. 1115. Out Letters (General) VII, p. 347.
Same to the Wine Licence Commissioners to attend the Treasury Lords on Friday next with the papers delivered to you yesterday. Ibid.
Same to Sir Robt. Howard [Auditor of the Receipt] to report on (a) infra. Ibid, p. 348.
Appending: (a) petition to the Treasury Lords from Tho. Neale, Groom Porter, shewing that he cannot get payment out of the Tenths for his arrear of 354l. 5s. 5d. for goods supplied [for the Royal Household] in the year ended 1682, Christmas, by reason that the Tenths of the dioceses of St. Asaph, Bangor, Carlisle, Chichester and Gloucester were overcharged for said year; and the Band of Gentlemen Pensioners have struck tallies for 3,000l. on the Tenths of Gloucester diocese "for whose Tenths he had contracted with the collector" the year before the Treasury letter for petitioner's payment out of the Tenths. Prays permission to strike tallies for the 600l. due to him for the year ended 1683, Christmas, with directions to the Auditor of Receipt for no more tallies to be struck on those dioceses until said 600l. and 354l. 5s. 5d. be satisfied.
Mr. James Kynvin desires that the fee of 40l. per an. payable to the Corporation of Dartmouth for the castle there may not be paid to Mr. Rider till notice be first given to him said Kynvin. Caveat Book, p. 25.
Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue as follows out of such Customs money as is directed to be this week paid into the Exchequer, viz. Disposition Book II, pp 343, 344.
l. s. d.
to Phil. Packer for his Majesty's buildings at Winchester for March last 2,000 0 0
to ditto for ditto for April last 2,000 0 0
to the Treasurer of the Navy for Chatham and Sheerness yards 8,167 8 2
to ditto for Mr. Taylor in further part of an agreement with him for stores for this year 2,000 0 0
to ditto for the sea-officers, viz. the captains of Sir John Narbrough's fleet 500 0 0
to Sir Rich. Dutton 773 12 6
to the Keeper of the Privy Purse 200 0 0
to the Treasurer of the Chamber for Mr. Randue 250 0 0
Mr. Rotieres [the Misters Rotiers] 200 0 0
to me [Guy] for secret service in further part of 650l. 100 0 0
to Mr. Rider 250 0 0
£16,441 0 8
(Same dated May 13 to the Customs Cashier, forwarding the paper of the disposition of the Customs cash for the present week: the items therein being ut supra.)
Same to same to issue as follows out of such Excise money as is directed to be this week paid into the Exchequer, viz.: Ibid, pp. 344, 345.
l.
to the Paymaster of the Forces 4,500
to the Cofferer of the Household 1,000
to Sir Jno. James and partners in part of their debt 500
£6,000
Also to issue as follows out of Mr. Hornby's loan now remaining in the Exchequer, viz.
l.
to Mr. Hornby for secret service 300
to ditto in part of his debt 500
(Same to the Excise Commissioners, enclosing the paper of the disposition of the Excise cash for the present week; being the first three items ut supra [payable out of the Exchequer] and the following items [payable directly out of the Excise Office on tallies] viz. 6,500l. to Sir Benj. Bathurst, 1,000l. to Mr. Toll, 1,500l. to Mr. Dashwood and partners.)
Same to same to issue (out of loans now remaining in the Exchequer and made by Edward Noell) 3,000l. to the Treasurer of the Navy for the pay of the Mermaid. (Entry struck through and marked countermanded May 15.) Ibid, p. 345.
Henry Guy to Mr. Stephens [Cashier to the Treasurer of the Navy] to receive abovesaid 3,000l. for the pay of the Mermaid. Disposition Book II, p. 345.
Same to Edward Griffin [Treasurer of the Chamber] to pay the 36l. 10s. supra, p. 1121, to the keepers of Waltham Forest and the 250l. supra, p. 1127, to Mr. Randue. Ibid.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 5,000l. to me [Guy] for secret service: out of Edward Noell's loans in the Exchequer. Ibid, p. 346.
Same to same to issue as follows the 4,000l. surplus of the Hearthmoney now remaining in the Exchequer and the 160l. of Mr. Hornby's loan: viz. 150l. to Lady Newburgh, 125l. to Edwd. Griffin, 50l. to Edwd. Progers, 250l. to Sir Jno. Lawson's daughters, 100l. to Lord Chandos' daughter, 100l. to Mr. Feilding, 125l. to Lady Howard, 125l. to Lady Trevor, 250l. to Lady Portland, 60l. to Mris. Goulding, 50l. to Mris. Martin, 100l. to Isabella Bointon, 75l. to Sophia Stuart, 125l. to Lord Lucas, 50l. to Dr. Gibbon, 20l. to Rob. Bertie for Mris. Cock, 75l. to Mr. Dryden, 500l. to Mr. Dunstan, 50l. to Mary and Sophia Nevill, 100l. to Lady Stepney, 100l. to Lady Price, 100l. to Mris. Jane Berkley, 100l. to Sutton Oglethorp, 500l. to Lord Alington, 300l. to Visct. Fanshawe's three daughters, 200l. to Tho. Windham and his wife, 80l. to Edw. Griffin for Mr. Milward, 100l. to me [Guy] in full of 650l., 100l. to ditto in full of 280l. 7s. 7d., 100l. to ditto in full of 500l. (Same to the Treasurer of the Chamber to pay said 80l. to Thomas Milward, provider of his Majesty's robes.) Ibid, pp. 346, 347.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to employ John Jones as collector of Weymouth port loco Thomas Miller, lately dismissed. Out Letters (Customs) VIII, pp. 278, 279.
Adam Howes as landwaiter, Boston port loco Peregrine Cressett, lately deceased.
John Brereton as waiter and searcher at Bridport and Chideock in Lyme Regis loco John Guy, who has relinquished same. In the margin: cancelled 1684, Sept. 4.
John Wychell as waiter, searcher and boatman at Southwold in Yarmouth port loco Tristian Webb, lately dismissed.
John Symonds as waiter and searcher at Gunnell [Gulval] in Padstow port loco Thomas Castell, who has relinquished same. In the margin: cancelled 1684, Sept. 4.