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Entry Book: May 1684, 16-27

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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 16. The Treasury Lords to the Lord Chancellor of Ireland to give despatch to Mr. Packer, Paymaster of the Works, England, in a cause which he has depending in the Chancery of Ireland; "in regard his Majesty hath now several great buildings in hand and Mr. Packer is considerably employed therein." Out Letters (Ireland) IV, p. 35.
Same to the Revenue Commissioners, Ireland, recommending Edward May to them for encouragement in his present employment under you. Ibid, p. 36.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Mathew White, of Newcastle on Tyne, merchant. Reference Book II, p. 1.
Prefixing: (a) said petition shewing that in July, Aug. and Sept. last excessive rains in the northern parts threatened destruction of the corn so that oats in the public market there sold at above 20s. per quarter. Petitioner had imported in the Hopewell of Bridlington, Tho. Dale master, a parcel of old oats which entered, cleared and paid duty Oct. 7 last, and another parcel on the Friend's Adventure, John Turner master. The latter parcel arrived on Oct. 8 while still the price in the market was above 16s. and petitioner tendered the duty for it. On the 9th the new oats were sold in the market under 2s. the Winchester bushel, and though the price for old oats exceeded 2s. and new oats being soft and fit are for no use until they are dryed in a kiln, the Customs officers refused to accept the duty without Treasury instructions. Petitioner then desired leave to land the oats to prevent them heating, not doubting that the Treasury Lords would order the officers to accept the low duty. The officers did not oppose the landing but afterwards seized the oats and they remain still unsold. Prays that the duty may be accepted according to the then market price which exceeded 2s. per bushel; or else to have liberty to re-export the oats.
May 16. Treasury reference to the Attorney General of the petition of Elias Alleyn and of the report thereon from Mr. Graham and Mr. Burton. Reference Book II, p. 2.
Prefixing: said report dated 1683, Aug. 1, from Graham and Burton. Petitioner has produced deeds proving that Queen Elizabeth granted to William Tipper and Robert Dawes of London, gent., certain lands in Camberwell and Newington formerly belonging to the monastery of Bermondsey. The said lands were then and have been all along and still are concealed from the Crown by long leases made by the abbots etc. before the dissolution of the abbeys. We advise a Commission of inquiry.
Treasury warrant to Rich. Graham and Phi. Burton to keep a Court Leet and Court Baron in the name of the King for his manors of Eppingbury and Epping Presbiter on Thursday, the 22nd inst. in Whitsun week, at the usual time and place: by reason that Ford, Lord Grey is attained and fled for high treason and the said manors have been seized into the King's hands by inquisition. Warrants not Relating to Money IX, p. 337.
Treasury constitution and appointment of Samuel Finnes as Receiver General of Crown Revenues in co. Lincoln loco William Mellish, who surrendered his life grant thereof Mar. 31 last. Ibid, p. 339.
Treasury warrant to the Clerk of the Pipe for a lease to Mary Sayer, widow and relect of John Sayer, his Majesty's late Master Cook, of the park, scite and demesnes of the manor of Berkhampstead, ut supra, p. 1116, and Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. V, p. 284. Ibid, pp. 339–44.
Prefixing: particulars and memoranda of the premises by Deputy Auditor of the Duchy of Cornwall; and ratal thereof by John Fisher in the absence of the Surveyor General of Crown Lands.
Money warrant for 773l. 12s. 6d. to Sir Richard Dutton, kt., in part of 1,200l. for one year to 1682, Christmas, on his allowance as Governor of Barbados. (Money order dated May 17 hereon.) Money Book IV, p. 395. Order Book XXXIX, p. 148.
May 16. Treasury warrant to the Customs Cashier to pay 40,463l. 10s. 0d. to the East India Company upon the tallies for that amount levied at the Receipt Aug. 17 last for satisfaction of 1,051 tons of saltpetre. Payment is to be out of the Customs of East India goods imported after Sept. 29 last; with 6 per cent. interest and allowance of six and six months' discount. Money Book IV, p. 396.
Henry Guy to Mr. Trant to send forthwith the model and method ut supra, p. 1115. Out Letters (General) VII, p. 349.
May 17. Same to Roger Pope, sole surety for Mr. Cressett. The debt owing to the King by Cressett is 2,575l. and is all in arrear to this day. The money is appropriated to disbanding the army and cannot be abated or converted. Your first proposal was to pay 1,500l. which now you seem to lessen to 1,000l. and to have Mr. Cressett discharged as well as yourself. Cressett is the principal person and the loss of the King's money is through his default or such as he trusted in the management of the receipt. You are to make some reasonable proposition to free yourself and your estate, which by inquisition is found to be 243l. 11s. 4d. per an. This is to be separate from Cressett's estate and his deputy Jordan's. Ibid.
May 21. Report to the King from the Treasury Lords on the petition of Edward Arden. Petitioner shews that Richard Nelthorpe is outlawed for high treason and that his lands of 100l. per an. value in co. Durham are forfeit. Petitioner served under Lord Belasyse in the late unhappy wars and was so great a sufferer that he has been obliged to apply himself to the service of the Bishop of Durham, who designed him the forfeiture of said Nelthorpe's estate. But the bishop has submitted his interest [in the premises] to the King. Therefore prays a grant of said estate. The forfeited lands lie between the Tyne and Tees and Sir Robert Sawyer, the Attorney General, in his report of the 10th inst. hereon, thinks the forfeiture appertains to the Bishop of Durham. Your Majesty may signify your pleasure to said bishop to grant petitioner said lands. Warrants not Relating to Money IX, p. 338.
Sam Langford, in the absence of Henry Guy, to the Customs Commissioners, enclosing Mr. Kennedy's letter [missing] concerning the ship seized at Terveer. She is now arrived and you are to see her effectually prosecuted and that Mr. Lumsden, Mr. Smith and Mr. Kennedy, who are come over to serve his Majesty herein may have speedy despatch. Out Letters (General) VII, p. 350.
Henry Guy to issue to the Treasurer of the Navy 4,000l. out of Mr. Noell's loan and 5,000l. out of Mr. Hornby's loan, the first sum to pay off the Foresight and the latter the Dragon. Disposition Book II, p. 349.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to deliver, Customs free, 11 saddle horses and four coach horses loaded by Prince George of Denmark in a ship from Husum, Seneca Johnson master. Out Letters (Customs) VIII, p. 279.
Appending: request from Con. Plessen, dated St. James's, May 19, for said delivery.
May 22. Rob. Squibb (in the absence of Henry Guy) to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue as follows out of the 15,418l. 6s. 6d. of Customs money which is directed to be this week paid into the Exchequer, viz.: Disposition Book II, pp. 347, 350.
l. s. d.
to the Treasurer of the Navy for Portsmouth yards 5,672 0 0
to ditto for the [Navy] Ordinary 1,000 0 0
to ditto for the Present Victuallers 1,200 0 0
to ditto for sea-officers, viz. the Captains in Sir John Narbrough's fleet 500 0 0
to the 12 Judges 3,000 0 0
to the Masters in Chancery 275 0 0
to Mr. Guy for secret service (for Mr. Rokenham) 646 8 9
to Mr. Graham for Bagshot Park 300 0 0
to the falconers, in full of half a year 138 9 11
to the Treasurer of the Chamber for the falconers, payable in the Office of the Chamber 181 17 5
to the Treasurer of the Ordnance 1,000 0 0
to Mr. Masters, for the surplus of his account for new Park 279 10 5
£14,193 6 6
The remainder is to be reserved for the Treasury Lords' disposal. (Same to the Customs Cashier, dated May 21, enclosing the paper of the disposition of the Customs cash for the present week, said paper being the above said items [save that the Judges etc. are put down at 4,300l.] payable out of the Exchequer and the following items [payable direct out of the Customs Office on tallies] viz.: 2,000l. to Richd. Kent and Charles Duncombe in part of their debt, 50l. to Mris. Hext, 91l. to the Lord Privy Seal, 200l. to the Dean of Westminster for printing Dr. Howell's History.)
Same to the Victualling Commissioners to pay (out of the abovesaid 1,200l.) 500l. to the late Victuallers towards the [remains of] victuals and the utensils bought of them. Ibid, p. 348.
Same to [the Treasurer of the Chamber] to apply the abovesaid 181l. 17s. 5d. to the pay of the falconers, payable on the Office of the Chamber. Ibid, p. 352.
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. 348, 349.
l. s. d.
to the Paymaster of the Forces 4,500 0 0
to the Cofferer 1,000 0 0
to Mr. Hornby for secret service 300 0 0
to ditto in part of his debt 500 0 0
to Sir John James and partners in part of their debt 500 0 0
to Mr. (John) Darcy, executor of Lady Mary Howard 200 0 0
to Mr. Guy for secret service 375 0 0
to the Earl of Derby for the ministers in the Isle of Man 100 0 0
to the Master of the Temple 18 13 4
£7,493 13 4
(Same to the Excise Commissioners, dated May 22, enclosing the paper of the disposition of the Excise cash for the present week, said disposition containing the above items [payable out of the Exchequer] and the following further items [payable directly out of the Excise Office on tallies]: viz. 1,000l. to Mr. Toll, 1,500l. to Mr. Dashwood, 375l. to Lady Mary Tudor, and 1,000l. to the bankers.)
May 22. Sam Langford (in the absence of Henry Guy) to the Navy Commissioners for a certificate how much remains unpaid of the 30,000l. which was agreed on for stores last year. Out Letters (General) VII, p. 350.
Same to Mr. Fillingham to report on the enclosed letter [missing] from Lady Stradling to the Chancellor of the Exchequer. Ibid.
William Shaw (in the absence of Henry Guy) to the Duke of Ormonde to meet the Treasury Lords to-morrow morning concerning some business that the King has appointed. (The like notice to the Lord Keeper, Lord president, Lord Privy Seal, Earl of Sunderland, Secretary Godolphin, Sir Leoline Jenkins and Lord Dartmouth.) Ibid..
May 23. Henry Guy to the Attorney General. Of the Commissioners named, supra, p. 1073, for the Denbigh inquisition Sir John Salisbury is since dead. The Commissioners are to be as follows: Sir Roger Mostyn, Sir Evan Loyd, Sir Jno. Trevor, Edward Brereton, Mutton Davys, Euball Thelwall, Hugh Meredith, John Dolbin, Thomas Carter and John Wynn, steward of [the manor of] Denbigh, and Rithland marsh is to be described as in the counties of Denbigh and Flint. Ibid, p. 351.
Same to Mr. Backwell. Give my Lords your answer to the enclosed petition [missing] of Edward Corbett of London, merchant. Ibid.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue as follows out of such Customs money as was paid into the Exchequer yesterday, viz.: Disposition Book II, p. 351.
l.
to the Judges of Chester 175
to the Masters of Requests 100
to me [Guy] for secret service 500
to ditto for same (Avery) 250
to ditto for same (Howell) 200
£1,225
Same to same to issue (out of Mr. Hornby's loan now remaining in the Exchequer) 3,000l. to the Treasurer of the Navy for pay of the Mermaid, notwithstanding the contrary directions of the 15th inst. (Same to Mr. Stephens, cashier to said Treasurer, to so apply said 3,000l.) Ibid.
Treasury reference to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands of Sir Matthew Andrews' petition for a fresh lease of the manor of Meare. Reference Book II, p. 3.
May 24. Royal warrant to the Governor of Virginia to pay (out of the revenue of 2s. per hogshead and other duties) 700l. to Lord Colepeper, for the balance of his salary to 1681, June 24, as Governor of Virginia in succession to Sir William Berkeley, deceased; the King having decided that his said salary of 2,000l. per an. should be fully paid to him to said date only. From this sum is to be deducted what has been paid out of his salary to the soldiers in Virginia pursuant to his order. Out Letters (Plantations Auditor) I, pp. 125–6.
Appending: subscription by said Lord Tho. Culpeper "I have considered this draught and submit and agree thereunto."
May 26. Treasury reference to the Auditor for Wales and Cheshire of the schedule of arrears due to the King from the six counties of North Wales and Cheshire. Reference Book II, p. 4.
Prefixing: said schedule to Mich., 1683.
l. s. d.
total of the collectors' arrears 1,103 4
Cheshire 29 5 11
Flint 20 3
Montgomery 16 19
Denbigh 45 14
Carnarvon 134 7
Anglesea and Merioneth 28 2
[sic] £1,440 17 5
Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue as follows out of the 503l. 13s. 8d. which Mr. Wickham, late sheriff of Oxford, has paid into the Exchequer, being levied on the 20l. a month on Dissenters: viz. 226l. 4s. 4½d. to the Clerk of the Pipe, and 150l. to Mr. Fillingham for the sworn clerks in the Pipe Office. The remainder is to be reserved for the Treasury Lords disposal. Disposition Book II, p. 352.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to send to Mr. Chiffinch's lodgings in Whitehall a canvas parcel arrived at Dover, directed for the King. Out Letters (General) VII, p. 351.
Same to same to present James Whitewood, of Bristol, merchant, as collector of Poole port if fit, he being recommended by the Duke of Beaufort. Ibid, p. 352.
Same to same. Sir Richard Temple is returned from his circuit [of the Customs]. Send my Lords an account thereof and consider as to the next circuit. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Blathwayt, enclosing the letter from Sir Thomas Lynche [missing] to the Treasury Lords. Ibid.
Money warrant for 300l. to James Grahme, Ranger and Keeper of Bagshot Park as imprest and in part of 1,200l. to be expended in building and repairing Bagshot Lodge and impaling the park. (Money order dated May 27 hereon.) Ibid, p. 397. Order Book XXXIX, p. 149.
Same for 450l. to Sir Henry Goodrick for a quarter ended 1682–3, Mar. 8, on his ordinary as late Envoy Extraordinary to Spain. (Money order dated May 27 hereon.) Money Book IV, p. 397. Order Book XXXIX, p. 149.
Same for 920l. to Richard, Visct. Preston, for six months to Sept. 30 last on his ordinary as Envoy Extraordinary to France. (Money order dated May 27 hereon.) Money Book IV, p. 397. Order Book XXXIX, p. 149.
May 26. Money warrant for 1,825l. to Thomas Chudleigh for one year to Sept. 14 last on his ordinary as Envoy Extraordinary to the States General. (Money order dated May 27 hereon.) Money Book IV, p. 398. Order Book XXXIX, p. 151.
Same for 106l. 4s. 4½d. to Hugh, Lord Clifford, Clerk of the Pipe, for 2¼ years to Lady day last on his fee of 47l. 4s. 2d. per an.: also for 120l. to same for two years to same date on the allowance of 60l. per an. formerly made to the Clerk of the Pipe for writing the business of Recusants. (Money order dated May 27 hereon for said 120l.) Money Book IV, p. 398. Order Book XXXIX, p. 150.
Same for 150l. to Bartholomew Fillingham, Deputy Clerk of the Pipe, to be paid over to the sworn clerks of the Clerk of the Pipe's Office for three years' work in drawing down into the Recusants' Roll of the Pipe the convictions of Recusants as certified into the Exchequer by the Clerks of Assizes and Sessions; and in the scheduling those convictions into the Treasurer's Remembrancer's Office so that extents might thence issue to seize the two-thirds estates; and in making copies of all convictions to the several Receivers of Recusants' revenue; and in entering into the Recusants' roll such penalties of 20l. per month as have been required by Treasury warrant to the end the Comptroller of the Pipe might thereupon issue summonses of the Pipe: for all which service said clerks have had no reward. (Money order dated May 27 hereon.) Money Book IV, p. 399. Order Book XXXIX, p. 150.
Treasury warrant to the Clerk of the Pipe to allow in account to John Wickham, late sheriff of co. Oxford 26l. 10s. 0d. being 12d. in the £ for his fee on 530l. 13s. 8d. by him levied on the 20l. per mensem upon Dissenters. Money Book IV, p. 400.
Money warrant for 100l. to Sir Joseph Seymour, John Phelipps, Anthony Parsons and Humphry Morice, auditors of the revenue; being for half a year each on their salary to respectively 1679, Lady day: 1678, Sept. 29; 1677, Sept. 29; and 1678, Lady day. Ibid.
Same for 25l. each to Sir Charles Cotterell, Sir William Glascock, Thomas Povey and Charles Morley, Masters of Requests; being for a quarter each on their fee to respectively 1682, Christmas; 1682. Christmas; 1682, Christmas; 1683, Michaelmas. Ibid.
Same for 100l. to William, Earl of Derby, Thomas Cholmondely and William Bankes for one year to Lady day last on the annuity for the maintenance of the ministers in the Isle of Man. Ibid, p. 401.
Same for 100l. to Katherine Gunter for half a year to 1680, Lady day, on her annuity or pension. Ibid.
Same for 200l. to the executors of Lady Henrietta Maria Howard for one year to 1683, Christmas, on her same. Ibid.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to deliver, Customs free, 65 trunks or packs of old clothes belonging to the French Players of the Prince of Orange's Company and coming at the King's desire from Holland in one of the King's yachts which he has sent for them. Out Letters (Customs) VIII, pp. 279, 280.
Appending: note in French unsigned requesting a passport for the conducting said goods to Windsor for the King's divertisement.
May 26. Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to employ Roger Henly (waiter at Workington) as surveyor in the Isle of Man loco Christopher J'ans, who is to be surveyor at Lancaster. Out Letters (Customs) VIII, pp. 279, 280.
May 27. Money warrant for 175l. 13s. 1½d. to John Ramsey for 1¾ years to Lady day last on his fee and board wages as a Serjeant at Arms. Money Book IV, p. 402.
Same for 2,000l. to the Treasury Lords (Lawrence, Earl of Rochester, Sir John Ernle, Sir Edwd. Dering, and Sir Stephen Fox) for 1683, Christmas quarter, on their salaries. (Money order dated May 28 hereon.) Ibid, p. 402. Order Book XXXIX, p. 151.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Cashier to pay 437l. 18s. 3d. to Sir Hugh Cholmeley for six per cent. interest for six months to Lady day last as by the privy seal of Dec. 12 last, supra, p. 976. Money Book IV, p. 402.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to pay the value of 206 guilders to James Kennedy for his disbursements upon the Irish vessel which he procured to be seized at Terveer for trading contrary to the Navigation Act; and also to pay a suitable reward to Matthew Lumsden, skipper, for six months' attendance and care of the ship and bringing her over to England; and likewise a reward to the officer who searched the ship for letters. Ibid, pp. 403–4.
Appending: bill of said disbursements.
Money warrant dormant for the fee of 100l. per an. to Sidney Godolphin as a Principal Secretary of State. Ibid, p. 404.
Same for the fee or salary of 500l. per an. to Sir Edward Herbert as Chief Justice of Chester: with money clause for 250l. for half a year thereon to Easter term last. Ibid.
Same for 50l. to John Warren for last Hilary term quarter on his salary or allowance as one of the Justices of the City of Chester. Ibid.
Same for 11,615l. 5s. 0½d. to William Hewer, Treasurer of Tangier garrison, as imprest for same, being in full of 14,300l. for 1681, Dec. 25 quarter [on the ordinary of the garrison]. (Money order dated June 4 hereon.) Ibid, p. 405. Order Book XXXIX, p. 153.
Same for 10,000l. to same as imprest in part of the 50,000l. for the extraordinary expenses and charges of said garrison as by the privy seal of 1682, Nov. 2. (Money order dated June 4 hereon.) Money Book IV, p. 405. Order Book XXXIX. p. 153.
Henry Guy to Mr. Stephens. What part of the moneys set against the names of Daniell Sindry et al. in the enclosed paper [missing] is still due to them ? Out Letters (General) VII, p. 352.
Same to the Attorney General, enclosing various papers [missing] relating to Sir Richard Bellings' petition, ut supra, pp. 797–8, viz. his petition, patent of restitution, his old patent of exoneration and new draft of same, and statement of the case in law. Ibid.
May 27. Henry Guy to the officers of the Jewel House, enclosing a memorial [missing] from the Board of Greencloth, concerning a provision of plate for their Majesties' table. What will be the charge of changing the old plate and what the charge of the new which is to be added ? Out Letters (General) VII, p. 353.
Same to Lady Clutterbuck, enclosing the Ordnance officers' report [missing] on the petition of Jno. Peter Trugone, nephew of Frances Melanesi. Send your answer thereto. Ibid.
Same 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. 353, 354.
l. s. d.
to the Treasurer of the Navy [on one week of the Navy's] weekly money 2,000 0 0
to ditto for the present Victuallers, whereof 500l. is for the late Victuallers for utensils and provisions 1,200 0 0
to ditto for stores on account of the 30,000l. agreed for last year to be paid in course 2,000 0 0
to ditto towards pay of the yachts and Soudados 1,000 0 0
to ditto for sea-officers, viz. the Captains in Sir Jno. Narbrough's fleet 500 0 0
to ditto for Mr. Peirce for Sick and Wounded 220 0 0
to the Treasurer of the Ordnance 1,000 0 0
to the Mint Commissioners 2,000 0 0
to the Privy Purse on 16,000l. per an. 3,000 0 0
to the Chief Justice of Chester 125 0 0
to Mr. Seager 162 10 6
to the Auditors of Imprests 133 6 8
to Mr. Hewer, Treasurer of Tangier, for Mr. Sturt 1,000 0 0
to Sir Peter Wyche 448 8 2
to Mr. Robinson, Agent at Sweden 182 0 0
to the Treasury Lords 2,000 0 0
to Christ Church Hospital 370 10 0
to Seawall (Sewall) and Rymill, arras makers 114 15 0
£17,456 10 4
(Same to the Customs Cashier of same date, enclosing the paper of the disposition of the Customs for the present week: said paper comprising the above items [payable out of the Exchequer] and the following items [payable directly out of the Customs Office on tallies] viz. 2,000l. to Richard Kent and Charles Duncombe in part of their debt, 435l. 18s. 3d. to Sir Hugh Cholmeley for interest, 462l. 10s. 0d. to the Earl of Sunderland for 1684, Lady day quarter, as Secretary of State.)
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue (out of the moneys of Receivers General now in the Exchequer) 175l. 13s. 1½d. to Sergt. Ramsey. Ibid, p. 354.
May 27. Henry Guy to Sir Richard Haddock and partners, present Victuallers, to pay to the late Victuallers of the Navy for utensils bought of them the 500l. which the Treasurer of the Navy is to issue to you out of the abovesaid 1,200l. Out Letters (General) VII, p. 353.
Same to same to issue as follows out of Excise money directed to be this week paid into the Exchequer, viz.: Disposition Book II, p. 355.
l.
to the Paymaster of the Forces 4,500
to the Cofferer of the Household 1,000
to Mr. Horneby for secret service 300
to ditto in part of his debt 500
to Mris. Eleanor Gwyn 500
to Sir William Killegrew 125
to Col. Somerset Fox 75
to Sir Jno. James and partners 500
£7,500
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Bartholomew Anthony of Exeter, merchant. Petitioner sets forth that about Nov., 1681, there was a great scarcity of beans in the western parts of England and several quarters of beans were shipped to him. For several months previous the price of beans had been 4s. 6d., 4s. 8d., 4s. 10d. and for the [then] last three market days it had been 5s. 2d., 5s. 4d., 5s. 6d. per bushel.Thereupon the clerk of the market there made oath before Alderman Mandel that said price was 5s. 2d., 5s. 4d., 5s. 6d. and the Alderman made a certificate thereof and the Customs collector admitted said beans on the lower duty which came to about 10l. Two years afterwards an action of debt for the higher duty was brought against him in Easter term, 1683. Rather than be put to the expense of a trial, offers a third of the surcharge. Reference Book II, pp. 2–3.
The Treasury Lords to the [Earl of Arran] Lord Deputy of Ireland. Please send us an answer to ours of April 3 last supra, p. 1085, concerning the petition of John Bredon and partners, as the despatch of this affair may be of some importance for his Majesty's service. Out Letters (Ireland) IV, p. 36.
Henry Guy to the Revenue Commissioners, Ireland. In reply to yours of the 16th inst. the Treasury Lords approve of your allowing the demands of the Exchequer officers for parchment and so yearly for the future. Please give order for the free importation into Ireland of the goods as follow of Lady Longford and Lady Donegall, her mother, which they desire to send into Ireland. Ibid, p. 37.
Appending: note of said goods signed by Ni. Bland (including a spinet).