Entry Book: August 1684, 25-30

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August 1684

Date. Nature and Substance of the Entry. Reference.
Aug. 25. Royal warrant to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal to allow to Sir Stephen Fox (late Paymaster of the Guards and Garrisons and now one of the Treasury Lords) upon his interest account the sum of 14,954l. 0s. 2d. without further accompt to be by him rendered to the King for the same or any part thereof: which said sum by the privy seal of 1671, June 7, was directed to be paid to him (ut supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. III, p. 861) for the interest and gratuity of moneys by him taken up, lent or borrowed for the pay of the Forces according to an account thereof exhibited and afterwards examined, stated and certified to the then Treasury Lords by Auditor Bartholomew Beale since deceased, "the said moneys being then issued and paid to him [Fox] by way of imprest and upon accompt, it being not then known what objections might be made to his accounts for payment of our said Guards and Garrisons then under the examination of the Commissioners appointed by the Act of Parliament to take and examine the accounts ... and the said Commission being long since determined and no objection made by the said Commissioners to any the accounts of the said Sir Stephen Fox for payment of our Guards, Garrisons or Land Forces and his said accompts for that service being all long since passed and declared according to the course of our Exchequer," wherefore said Fox has prayed that the abovesaid sum, paid him on account as aforesaid, being for the interest and charges of money by him taken up, lent or borrowed for the Forces from Jan., 1664–5, to Jan., 1670–1, may be now made absolute and allowed him in full satisfaction of said interest and charges: all which the King hereby directs and orders. King's Warrant Book IX, pp. 374–5.
Same to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal to determine the patent of Aug., 1674, and also the distinct clause in the present Commission of the Customs, which constituted and appointed Robert Bertie as Secretary to the Customs Commissioners and to grant the said office to John Sansom, esq., "of whose ability, industry and fidelity in the affairs of our Customs we have had long experience": to hold same during pleasure with 400l. per an. salary payable quarterly, the first payment thereof at Michaelmas next; and with all other fees, perquisites and profits appertaining to said office: but with proviso that 300l. per an. of said salary of 400l. per an. shall be paid to Robert Bertie to his own use and behoof during the continuance of this grant or till the said Bertie's prior death or till the King's pleasure be otherwise declared. Ibid, pp. 375–6.
Same to same for a great seal as follows to the Customs Commissioners to empower them to manage the Four and a Half per cent. revenue in Barbados and the Leeward Isles, that is to say Nevis, Antigua, Montserrat and St. Christopher, viz. from Dec. 25 next. The said revenue is granted to the King by an Act of the Governor, Council and Assembly of Barbados in 1663, and by four several Acts passed in the said four Leeward Islands in 1664. All the powers and directions as in said Acts, for the collecting, levying and recovering of said revenue are hereby given to said Commissioners with power to appoint or dismiss sub-commissioners and officers upon warrants to be first made by the Treasury Lords. But as it is not the King's intention that any of the said Commissioners should reside in any the said islands and in order to avoid delay due to so remote a distance, they are hereby empowered to authorise their sub-commissioners to suspend unfit officers and to appoint fresh officers till receipt of further orders from the said Commissioners. The Commissioners to take securities from the officers and to appoint them such salaries as they think fit with the approval of the Treasury Lords. The Commissioners to be subject to Treasury Lords' direction and instructions in this Commission, and from time to time to give said Lords an account of their proceedings herein. Further, power is hereby given to said Commissioners and their sub-commissioners and officers to seize goods shipped without payment of duty and to sue for and recover said duty in the Exchequer Courts in said Islands. The Judges, Governors and all officers in said Islands to be aiding herein. The Governors to cause ships' masters to give bond to make due entries and not to lade dead goods of said island without sufficient cocquet first procured. Power to all officers to enter and search ships and to carry off undutied goods. Shipmasters are hereby ordered not to depart from said Islands without clearing and discharging at the respective Custom houses or places commonly used for the receipt of such duties. Said officers to be exempt from juries. Subcommissioners empowered to administer oaths. None of the present Commissioners to be prosecuted or molested by the Crown for any their actings in this Commission, save for voluntary and particular misfeasances. Ibid, pp. 377–81.
Aug. 25. Royal warrant to the Attorney General for a privy seal to authorise the Treasury Lords to pay to John Nash to his own use, without account, a moiety of the moneys that shall be brought into the Exchequer from time to time of the penalties forfeited by "seditious persons most dangerous to our government in our town and county of Newcastle upon Tyne and in our counties of Northumberland and Durham who have been excommunicated in our Ecclesiastical Courts held there," he having been very instrumental in causing several such persons to be prosecuted by the writ de excommunicato capiendo and upon the statute of 5 Eliz. for the due execution of such writ whereby several penalties have been forfeited by reason the persons named in the said writs have not rendered their bodies to prison; the King thinking fit to encourage the prosecution upon the said statute against the offenders in the said localities. Further the Treasury Lords are hereby from time to time in like manner to pay him such reward for his charge and pains as they think fit not exceeding one [other] moiety of the moneys paid or to be paid in on such penalties: all by reason that the Attorney General reported to the said Treasury Lords, July 26 last, that the King may by privy seal grant a moiety of the penalties so forfeited "with a clause therein to empower for the future the making an allowance, without granting them till forfeited." Further the said penalties are to be hereby directed to be levied and the sheriffs are to pay same into the Exchequer distinct from all other the King's revenue which they receive. King's Warrant Book IX, pp. 381–2.
Aug. 25. Royal sign manual for 200l. to Sir Gilbert Talbot, kt., Master of the Jewels, in part of one year to 1680, Christmas, on the annuity or pension of 400l. payable to him by the privy seal of 1677, Dec. 31, out of the money, "payable yearly in the Office of our Jewel House for presents made by noblemen usually called New Year's gifts"; the said pension having been paid no further than 1679, Christmas, by reason there have been no presents paid into the Jewel House since that date, as appears by the certificate of Walter Brydall, Clerk of the Jewel House. The present payment to be made out of the 10,000l. privy seal dormant of June 30 last. (Cancelled and replaced by an exactly similar warrant dated Newmarket, 1684, Oct. 20. Money warrant dated Sept. 2 hereon: similarly cancelled and replaced by another warrant dated Oct. 27. Money order dated Oct. 28 hereon.) King's Warrant Book IX, pp. 382–3, 402. Money Book V, pp. 68, 88. Order Book XXXIX, p. 191.
Appending: copy of said privy seal of 1677, Dec. 31.
Aug. 26. Report to the King from the Treasury Lords on the petition of Sir Thomas Strickland; said petition shewing that in reward for his services he received a grant of the subsidies and duties upon Scotch and foreign salt for 18 years at the rent of 1,000l. per an.; but that the duty on Scotch salt is so great that it has hindered the importation of it so that it has only served to pay the said reserved rent of 1,000l. without any advantage accruing to petitioner; that said grant expires in four years and petitioner is reduced to a low fortune and has no estate left to provide for four sons' education, therefore prays a pension, after said expiry, either for years or for his children's lives. Warrants not Relating to Money IX, p. 431.
Hereon the Treasury Lords report that petitioner has well deserved of the Crown by his services and has intimated that he hopes for a pension of 100l. per an. for each of his four sons. If granted by your Majesty we think they should be during pleasure, and from the expiry of said farm in Michaelmas, 1688.
Same to same from same on the petition of William Legge, esq., for the forfeited estate of Sir Thomas Armstrong, executed for high treason. Mr. Graham and Mr. Burton have certified us the 19th inst. that said Armstrong died possessed of a chariot and pair of horses and three saddle horses to the value of 100l., a diamond ring, a gold watch and gold snuff box, to the value of 80l., and 200l. of debts owing to him for money lent and won at play which is all the estate they can discover. We think same may be bestowed on petitioner in consideration of good and faithful services. Ibid, p. 433.
Same to same from same on the petition of Col. Edward Sackvill, praying a lease of several messuages, grounds and hereditaments in the parish of Shoreditch, co. Midd., now called Holloway Court and heretofore called King John's Court, as being part of his palace there and concealed from the Crown, petitioner to recover the premises to the Crown at his own charge. The Attorney General has reported hereon to us May 30 last that petitioner is not able to inform him of the particular title which the Crown has, but strongly insisted that the present occupiers have no title, and that if they or any other subject have no title thereto the houses will belong to the Crown: and therefore advises that a bill of Discovery be brought in the Exchequer for ascertaining the King's title and that if such title appear, petitioner deserves a lease. We agree with this opinion of the said Attorney General. Ibid, pp. 434–5.
Aug. 26. Treasury warrant to the Clerk of the Pipe for a lease to Thomas Saunders for 99 years terminable on three lives, of the scite of the manor of Shippon called Calcott's Place, co. Berks, part of the possession of the Duchy of Cornwall, at the rent of 3l. 6s. 8d. and fine of 50l. ut supra, p. 1301, demised to said Saunders 1662, Aug. 15, from the death of Jane Saunders, then Jane Bostock, and again granted to him 1681–2, Mar. 4, for the lives of said Thomas and of George Saunders and Elizabeth Saunders, his son and daughter, which said George and Elizabeth are since dead. Warrants not Relating to Money IX, pp. 435–8, 445.
Prefixing and appending: (a) ratal of the premises and memorandum by John Griffith, deputy auditor of the Duchy of Cornwall. (b) Ratal by John Fisher, in the absence of the Surveyor General of Crown Lands, of said particular. (c) Entry dated 1684, Oct. 14, of the Treasury Lords' signature of the docquet of this demise, the three lives being said Thomas Saunders, his daughter Jane Saunders, and Richard Sellwood, the son of Robert Sellwood.
Report to the King from the Treasury Lords on the petition of Jane Oborne, ut supra, pp. 1159–60, 1224. We have no objection to petitioner's husband being pardoned. Ibid, p. 438.
Prefixing: report to the said Treasury Lords in the form of a statement of opinion by Sir Edw. Atkyns and Sir Fran. Wythens, Judges of Assize on the Western circuit that said Oborne is a fit object for pardon.
Treasury reference to Richard Graham and Phillip Burton of the petition of Samll. Bedford, shewing that he was sent for by the Treasury Lords to find out the best way for convicting and prosecuting Popish Recusants: that as a Receiver [of Recusants' forfeitures] he did his utmost endeavours and incurred great charges therein which he never placed to account: therefore prays an allowance in his account, as reward for his extraordinary pains. Reference Book II, p. 78.
Same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Edwards and Lopdall, merchants, shewing that petitioners live within the liberties of the Cinque Ports where they are exempt from Prizage; that they entered several parcels of wine in the ports of Rochester and Sandwich and paid full Customs for the whole, but Edwards had to stand a suit in the Exchequer for two tuns of Rhenish and one of Port claimed of him for Prizage and on the 13th Nov., 1682, was cast in judgment; that thereupon Lopdell submitted to pay three tuns of Rhenish wine and two tuns of port claimed of him for Prizage; that petitioners have thus paid duty on their own Prizage wines: therefore pray to have returned to them the duty so paid on said five tuns of Rhenish wine and three tuns of Port. Ibid, p. 80.
Aug. 26. Henry Guy to the Customs Commissioners to lodge in the King's warehouse till further order the following particulars shipped by Mr. Constant Phaulcon on board the Experiment at Siam and consigned to Mr. George White, viz.: (1) of the present to his Majesty for the account of the King of Siam, calicoes, Agula wood and 14 tubs of China ware; (2) for his [? White's or Phaulcon's] proper account, calicoes and one tub of China were. Out Letters (General) VII, p. 418.
The items under head (d) infra are to be delivered if upon opening they be found to contain only necessaries for the Siammers now come in the said ship.
Appending: bill of lading of (a) said goods as above; (b) a present for the ministers of the French Court in five chests; (c) several chests and boxes containing musters [samples] of curiosities and necessaries to be made here and in France for the King of Syam's service; (d) several chests containing the necessaries of the Siamese now come on this ship.
Same to the Attorney General to exhibit an information in the Exchequer Chamber as you advise in your report on the petition of John Prescott, concerning the discovery of the estate of Richard Jackson, ut supra, p. 1148. Ibid, p. 419.
Appending: said Attorney General's report dated July 23. I conceive it will be to little purpose to proceed by way of Commission [of Inquisition] the estate being concealed. The best way for discovery and recovery will be by information in my name in the Exchequer Chamber. If the petitioner prosecutes this it will be fair he have a proportion for his debt out of what shall be recovered.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to employ John Jones (a tidesman in fee, London port) as a landwaiter, Plymouth port loco Robert Glegg, lately dismissed. Out Letters (Customs) IX, pp. 36, 37, 38, 39.
Samuel Nobbs as a landwaiter, London port loco Thomas Osborne, lately dismissed.
Thomas Ballard (at present a landwaiter in extraordinary) and Dominick Morris to be added to the establishment of landwaiters, Bristol port: as proposed by Mr. Newport in his late survey of Bristol port.
John Proctor as a tidewaiter, Liverpool port loco John Sherwin, lately dismissed.
Tho. Mullins as a boatman at the Pill loco Thomas Tomlinson, who is to be a noontender there.
Sam. Gabry as a landwaiter, London port loco Hen. Dering, lately dismissed.
George Faunt to be established as a preventive officer at a place called Parton, between Beachley and Newnham at 15l. per an. salary: as proposed by the Customs Commissioners in their memorial of the 19th inst. In the margin: cancelled 1684–5, Feb. 8.
Each of the landwaiters in Cowes port to have 10l. added to their present salary of 30l. per an. each: as proposed by Sir Richard Temple in his late circuit of that port.
Fra. Price to be established as a preventive officer at a place called St. Austins Back, over against the quay of Bristol at 20l. per an. salary: as proposed by the Customs Commissioners' memorial of the 19th inst.
John Bath to be established as an assistant to the officer at Keyhaven, at 15l. per an.; to keep a boat for the better guarding that place: as proposed ut supra.
Nicholas Jordan as a tidewaiter, Cowes port loco John Leach, lately dismissed: as proposed by Sir Richard Temple.
William Way as waiter and searcher at Bridport, he having by order of the collector of Lyme port been so employed at Bridport and Chideock and being a very deserving officer: and 5l. per an. is to be added to his present salary of 25l. per an. to enable him to keep a horse for the better prevention of frauds: as proposed by the Customs Commissioners' memorial of the 19th inst.
Stephen Summers as a tidesman, Cowes port loco Aaron Levandelo, lately dismissed: as proposed by Sir Richard Temple.
James Ayrey, waiter and searcher at Keyhaven, to have 10l. per an. added to his salary to enable him to keep a horse for the better prevention of frauds: as proposed in the Customs Commissioners' memorial of the 19th inst.
John Byard to be established as an additional boatman in the boat at Bristol at 30l. per an. salary: as proposed ut supra. In the margin. cancelled 8 Feb., 1684–5.
Thomas Tomlinson (a boatman at the Pill, who by reason of wounds, bruises and other hardships sustained in the King's service at sea is unable to undergo the duty of a boatman) as a noontender ibid. at the allowance of 12d. a day: as proposed ut supra.
Henry Hastings to be established as a preventive officer at Parkstone in Poole port to guard the coast from thence to Christchurch and to maintain a boat: at 30l. per an. salary: as proposed ut supra.
Aug. 26. Henry Guy to the Duke of Ormonde, enclosing a letter [missing] received by the Treasury Lords from the Navy Commissioners. The said Commissioners have hired two ships for transporting soldiers to Cork, the freight to be paid to the ships' masters on arrival. Give order for their payment accordingly. Out Letters (Ireland) IV, p. 93.
Money warrant for 185l. 9s. 5d. to Philip Packer, Paymaster of the Works, as imprest, to be by him paid over to William Wayte, keeper of the King's Privy Garden at Whitehall, for half a year to 1682, Mar. 25, for wages and disbursements in keeping said garden and the Fountain Garden, and also for cleansing the Long Stone Gallery in said Palace: as by two bills thereof examined by Philip Kirke, esq., housekeeper of said Palace. (Money order dated Aug. 30 hereon.) Money Book V, p. 58. Order Book XXXIX, p. 182.
Same for 30l. each to Robert Killegrew, Thomas Pultney and Adulphus Sayers for 1683, Lady day quarter, on their annuity or pension as Pages of Honour to the King. Money Book V, p. 58.
Same for 100l. to Dr. Ferdinando Mendez for one year to 1680, Lady day, on his fee as one of his Majesty's Physicians in Ordinary. Ibid.
Aug. 26. Treasury warrant to the Customs Cashier, by virtue of the privy seal of July 9 last, to pay Robert Woolley 9,139l. 3s. 3d. on the tally dated July 30 last for that sum stricken upon an order in the name of the Treasurer of the Ordnance and by him delivered to said Woolley in satisfaction of 185 tons 304 lbs. of white saltpetre. Also to pay him 6 per cent. interest thereon commencing from 1683, Dec. 10, for 1,579l. 3s. 4d., part thereof and from 1683–4, Jan. 24, for the remaining 7,559l. 19s. 11d. thereof. The said payment as herein is to be made out of the Customs of East India goods imported by the East India Company after payment of 40,463l. 10s. 0d. of such Customs in accordance with the privy seal of 1683, July 5, ut supra, p. 852. Further, six and six months' discount is to be hereby given to said Company in accordance with their charter on their paying down their Customs [in advance] to satisfy said tally. Money Book V, p. 59.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to pay 400l. to William Culliford for an allowance for his two years' service in surveying the Western ports. Ibid.
Same to same to pay 38l. 12s. 10d. to said Culliford for his charges expended in a trial against (and for his interest in the forfeiture incurred by) Abraham Stephens, master of the Olive Branch of Fowey for a false report which was tried in the Exchequer, Easter term last, and a verdict given for the King: the said Stephens having absconded and the said Culliford being going into Ireland and willing to surrender his moiety of said forfeiture on payment of his said charges; the said prosecution having been very much for his Majesty's service. Ibid, p. 60.
Money warrant for 350l. to Henry Guy for secret service, without account: as by the royal sign manual of the 25th inst. To be paid out of the 10,000l. dormant privy seal of June 30 last. (Money order dated Sept. 1 hereon.) Ibid, p. 64. Order Book XXXIX, p. 182.
Treasury warrant to the Receipt for tallies of pro or assignment to be levied on the Excise for 10,000l. to Nathaniel Hornby in satisfaction of the two tallies of loan dated May 2 and 7 last for 5,000l. each. Money Book V, p. 65.
Treasury allowance of the incidents bill detailed of the Excise Office for the half year ended June 24 last. (Total, 1,668l. 18s. 0d., including items to the following stationers: Godfrey Richards, Edward Darrell, Thomas Harris, Ralph Holt, Thomas Milborne, Thomas James, and Obediah Blagrave, Mr. Weekes' bill for money bags and Mr. Mountain's bill for brooms.) Ibid, pp. 65–6.
Money warrant for 100l. to Rebecca, daughter of William late Lord Chandos, being 25l. in full of 1682, Christmas quarter, and 75l. in part of 1683, June 24 half year, on her pension of 200l. per an. Ibid, p. 66.
Same for 375l. to Andrew Newport, Sir Peter Apsley and Sir Benjamin Bathurst for 1684, June 24 quarter, on the annuity of 1,500l. to them in trust for Charles, Duke of St. Albans, as by the privy seal of the 13th inst. ut supra, p. 1178. (Money order dated Sept. 25 hereon.) Ibid, p. 67. Order Book XXXIX, p. 186.
Aug. 26. Treasury warrant dormant to William Roberts [Receiver of the revenue of the Honor and Castle of Windsor] to pay from time to time (out of moneys in your hands for the service of the Works at Windsor) 50l. per an. to John Topham as deputy to Sir Thomas Duppa, keeper of the House Park at Windsor, being the sum proposed by them for their doing all necessary repairs in and about the said park, furnishing new posts etc. ut supra, p. 1166, on which proposal of theirs Sir Christopher Wrenn, Surveyor General of Works, reported July 24 last that the pales are in an ill condition, the ponds want scouring and the said works will for some years cost more than 50l. per an. Proper certificates are to be furnished from said Surveyor General that said works are well and sufficiently done before payments hereon be made. Money Book V, p. 73.
Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue as follows out of such Excise money as is this week to be paid into the Exchequer and out of the 500l. paid in last week for Mr. Hornby, viz.: Disposition Book II, pp. 401, 407.
to the Paymaster of the Forces 4,500
to the Cofferer of the Household 1,300
to Mr. Hornby for secret service 300
to Visct. Grandison and Sir Ed. Villiers for the Duchess of Cleveland 500
to Sir Robert Vyner 200
to the Duke (Duchess) of Monmouth 1,000
to be reserved for the Treasury Lords' disposal (for the list) 1,500
(Same, dated Sept. 4, to the Excise Commissioners, enclosing the paper of the disposition of the Excise for the present week; said paper including the above seven items [payable out of Excise money in the Exchequer], together with the following items [payable directly out of the Excise Office on tallies] viz. 1,000l. to the Queen; 1,000l. to the Duke [of York]; 500l. to Prince George of Denmark; 500l. to Mr. Hornby; 1,000l. to Mr. Nihill. Total, 13,300l.)
Same to same to issue as follows out of such Customs money as is directed to be this week paid into the Exchequer and out of the 44l. 16s. 8d. paid [in there] last week for Jno. Langwith, the messenger, viz.: Ibid, pp. 401, 409.
l. s. d.
to the Treasurer of the Navy, being intended for Richard Brett and partners, late Victuallers of the Navy, in part of 6,000l. to them on bills of imprest 2,000 0 0
to ditto for stores on the account of 12,000l. 1,500 0 0
to ditto for the present Victuallers 1,500 0 0
to ditto for the [Navy's] weekly money 1,000 0 0
to the Treasurer of the Ordnance 500 0 0
to Visct. Preston 400 0 0
to Lord Colepeper 200 0 0
to Mr. Chudleigh 1,000 0 0
to me [Guy] for secret service 202 18 4
to Mr. Rich. Bell in part of his debt 1,000 0 0
£9,302 18 4
(Henry Guy, dated Sept. 2, to the Customs Cashier, enclosing the paper of the disposition of the Customs cash for the present week; the said paper including the above 10 items [payable out of Customs money in the Exchequer, the first item of 2,000l. being at first intended for Richard Kent and Charles Duncombe in part of their debt, but afterwards directed to be for the late Victuallers]; together with the following items [payable directly out of the Customs Office on tallies] viz. 1,697l. 1s. 8d. in part of the quarterly [Customs salary] bill; 500l. to Sir Benjamin Bathurst; 1,000l. to Sir Hugh Cholmley. Total, 12,500l.)
Aug. 27. Henry Guy to Mr. Blathwayte. Send to my house by Saturday next the minutes that were taken the other day concerning the instructions for the collectors of the Four and a Half per cent. duty at Barbados etc. and other matters relating to that revenue, together with what the Treasury Lords directed you to do thereupon. Out Letters (General) VII, p. 419.
Same to the Navy Commissioners. Send to my house by Saturday next a list of the bills of exchange drawn upon you from beyond sea, together with the method that they are in for being paid in course. Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to permit Mr. George White to transport to France the five chests arrived in the Experiment from Siam and consigned to him for a present to the ministers of the French Court. Ibid.
Money order for 403l. 8s. 3d. to William Hewer for 6 per cent. interest and 2 per cent. gratuity on 3,000l. by him paid to Francis Poyntz, arras maker, on the security of divers curious pieces of hangings [sic for drawings] which were afterwards delivered into his Majesty's Great Wardrobe. The present order is based on the privy seal of 1681, Sept. 30 [the letters patent of 1682, Nov. 2] and the royal sign manual of the 18th inst.; and the account [of said interest and gratuity] as made up by Auditor Aldworth was allowed by the Treasury Lords July 16 last. [The present order is, together with the order of July 31 last, supra, p. 1242, in full of the money warrant of July 22 last for 3,008l. 17s. 7d. to Hewer, ut ibid.] Order Book XXXIX, p. 183.
Aug. 28. Treasury warrant to the Barons of the Exchequer to swear Hugh Chudleigh into office as deputy to Simon Clifford, who has succeeded Sir George Downing as one of the four Tellers of the Receipt. Warrants not Relating to Money IX, p. 434.
Robert Squibb (in the absence of Henry Guy) to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue as follows out of the 747l. 10s. 6 ¼d. remainder of 1,000l. Customs money directed the 20th inst. to be reserved for the Treasury Lords' disposal and out of the 1,500l. of Excise money similarly directed the 20th inst. to be reserved (making together 2,247l. 10s. 6¼d.), viz.: Disposition Book II, p. 402.
l. s. d.
to Dr. Mendor [Mendez] 100 0 0
to three Pages of Honour 30l. each 90 0 0
to four Maids of Honour 50l. each 200 0 0
to Phillip Packer for Mr. Waite 185 9 5
to Mr. Jones, of Waltham Forest 50 0 0
to Mr. John Warner for interest of 1,254l. for 1½ years to Sept. 29 next 112 17 2
to Mr. Guy for secret service 380 8 0
to ditto on an order dated 1682, Sept. 20, for 650l. for secret service 100 0 0
to the Master of the Great Wardrobe, due before 1683, May 1, being 40l. 0s. 6d. for Mr. Rustat, 40l. 0s. 6d. for Mr. Thompson, and 120l. 1s. 6d. to the Pages of the Backstairs to the Queen 200 2 6
to Mris. King, daughter of Lord Chandos, in part of 100l. 36 17
to Edward Griffin, Treasurer of the Chamber 791 6 11
£2,247 1
Aug. 28. Robert Squibb (in the absence of Henry Guy) to Edward Griffin, Treasurer of the Chamber, to issue as follows the abovesaid 791l. 6s. 11d., viz.: Disposition Book II, p. 403.
l. s. d.
to Mr. Peacock, pensionary trumpeter 50 0 0
to the four Gentlemen Ushers, quarter waiters to the Queen, for half a year each 24 0 0
to Mr. Gregory, clerk of the cheque to the Messengers [of the Chamber] 100 0 0
to Serjt. Haynes 30 0 0
to Mr. Oldner 6 0 0
to Sir Charles Cotterell and his son on bills 100 0 0
to Mr. Le Bas, Marshal of the Ceremonies 25 0 0
to the moletaker 14 2 11
to the Grooms of the Privy Chamber for one year for wipers 12 4 0
to ditto 10l. each for lodging out of Court 60 0 0
to the Yeomen of the Guard that go to Winchester this progress 300 0 0
to Robt. Kidwell and Tho. Smith, yeomen hangers to the Queen, for a quarter 15 0 0
Richard Duel and John Milward, bedgoers to his Majesty for a quarter 10 0 0
to John Milward, robegoer to his Majesty 5 0 0
to Peter Hickman and Tho. Coleman, bedgoers to the Queen for a quarter 10 0 0
John Franks, bedgoer in present waiting 5 0 0
to the Groom Porter's men 25 0 0
£791 6 11
Aug. 29. Same to Robt. Nott [of the Great Wardrobe]. The 200l. 2s. 6d. ut supra, which is directed to be paid to Lord Montague [the Keeper of the Great Wardrobe] is intended to be applied ut supra viz. 40l. 0s. 6d. to Mr. Thompson, one of the Grooms of the Privy Chamber, being due for the year 1667; 40l. 0s. 6d. to Tobias Rustat, one of the officers of the Robes, and 120l. 1s. 6d. to the Pages of the Backstairs to the Queen. As soon as Mr. Guy comes to town you shall have a warrant to the Master of the Great Wardrobe in usual form [to so apply same]. Ibid, p. 404.
Aug. 30. Dormant privy seal for 10,000l. to be issued in such proportions, to such persons and for such uses and services as the King shall from time to time direct by warrant under his royal sign manual either by way of imprest and upon account or without account as the respective cases shall require. (Royal warrant dated Aug. 25 to the Clerk of the Signet for said privy seal.) King's Warrant Book IX, p. 373.
Aug.— Report to the Treasury Lords from William Blathwaite on the petition of Sir William Stapleton concerning the arrears due to him as Governor of the Leeward Isles and to the soldiers there. The amounts due are as follows: 2,100l. to the said Governor for three years' salary to June 24 last at 700l. per an. 8,333l. 12s. 0d. to the two Foot Companies there to July 7 last at 2,778l. 10s. 8d. per an. Total arrears so due, 10,433l. 12s. 0d. At Lady day, 1679, the said Governor and Companies were in arrear from June 24 and July 7, 1679 [sic], there having been paid to them on the 20th of March one whole year's entertainment to both. Out Letters (Plantations Auditor) I, pp. 136–7.
Prefixing: said Stapleton's petition to the King dated Nevis, 1684, May 5, shewing that he and the said two Companies in the English parts of St. Christopher are three full years in arrear on July 7 then next: that his arrears in Sir Tobias Bridge's Regiment as Colonel and Captain are yet unpaid: yet the Treasury Lords are not pleased to discount a small sum of money of seizures upon the score of Barbados arrears or upon any contingent charges: that 750l. out of the King's gift of 1,500l. for fortifications is still postponed "though the most part advanced and applied to the uses designed by your Majesty [the islanders] not doubting but it had been long ago paid:" that the French garrisons in St. Christopher, Guadeloupe and Martinique, consisting of 12 Companies, detachments from the Marine Forces, are supplied with ammunition of all sorts and are well accoutred "whilst those your Majesty has here are naked and in a starving condition in sight of the French soldiers monthly paid at the rate of 9d. a day without defalcation or fees but six deniers for l'hostel des Invalids" that the credit of the petitioner and the officers will no more pass for provisions and other necessaries without satisfying the creditors for their past and future subsistence. Considering the consequences thereof in time of peace or war to have [English] soldiers like the Spanish Netherland citadel soldiers begging por l'amor de dios, petitioner prays present payment of the arrears and for said pay to be settled on some certain fund "that when he makes use of your Majesty's gracious permit he may leave them in heart and condition to perform cheerfully their duty."