Entry Book: January 1685, 21-31

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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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January 1685

Date. Nature and Substance of the Entry. Reference.
Jan. 21. Treasury reference to Auditor Aldworth of the petition and account from Alderman Anthony Sturt, praying payment of 20,000l. loan and interest and gratuity thereon. Reference Book II, p. 183.
Prefixing: said account.
l. s. d.
20,000l. principal from June 30 last to Sept. 30 last: 6 per cent. interest 302 9 2
ditto: 2 per cent. reward 100 16
ditto from Sept. 30 last to Dec. 31 last: 6 per cent. interest 302 9 2
£705 14
Royal letter to Richard Coney, Lieutenant Governor and Commander in Chief of the Bermuda or Summer Isles. Upon vacating the charter of the late Bermuda Company several of the members thereof have applied to the King to confirm the sale of eight shares of the public lands for the satisfying of debts formerly contracted by that Company, amounting to 828l., in lieu whereof they offered to relinquish their claim which they had lately endeavoured to place in trustees for the payment of those debts and [likewise their right] to all the guns, negroes, and other estate belonging to that Company. "But as we did not think fit to alienate any part of our Crown lands which we find necessary to be applied to the security and defence of those islands, so for the removing of all pretences we have agreed that one-third part of all such levies or taxes upon tobacco or otherwise as shall be hereafter imposed within those islands be set apart to satisfy the said debts proportionably till they shall be extinguished: provided always that the members of the said Company or their trustees do first quit claim to all pretences abovementioned and release us from all demands whatsoever relating to those islands, which [quit claim] they have promised forthwith to put in execution." On receiving further order from the King herein you are to cause this agreement to be performed on the King's part and in the meantime you are to take possession of all the said guns, negroes and other estate formerly belonging to that Company and are to apply same to their respective uses in the support of the King's government there. You are to be accomptable for same to the King. And you are to give effectual order that one-third part of all levies and taxes as aforesaid be reserved in the hands of his Majesty's Treasurer [of said islands] to be disposed of in such manner as the King shall hereafter direct. Out Letters, Plantations (Auditor General) I, pp. 146–7.
Jan. 21. Royal warrant to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland to give warrant to the Receiver General of the revenue of Ireland for the payment of the moneys already due from 1682, Dec. 25, on the annuity of 300l. to Sir Edward Scott, which is inserted in the present establishment of Ireland which commences from April 1st last, as in lieu of a pension of 500l. per an. charged upon the Exchequer in England in the name of Sir Robt. Holmes; the King having granted that Scott's pension should commence from 1682, Christmas: and likewise for the payment of what sums shall hereafter grow due to him thereupon according to the said establishment. Out Letters (Ireland) IV, p. 130.
Same to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for the issue of sums not exceeding 36,000l. to Philip Packer, Paymaster of the Works, as imprest for the building of the Palace which the King has commanded to be built at Winchester and for the charges arising in relation thereto and for the buying in of houses and lands for the accommodation thereof. King's Warrant Book IX, p. 448.
Same to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal for a grant to Edward, Earl of Gainsborough, his heirs and assigns, of free liberty and licence to convey in pipes or otherwise in and through any of the King's highways or grounds the water from the springs in the said Earl's manor of Hampstead to the cities of London and Westminster and the suburbs thereof for the use of the inhabitants there at reasonable rates; and for that purpose to set up engines and instruments and to dig and break up the earth and pavements between said springs and said cities making good the same at his own charge "so as no damage happen thereby to us or our subjects": with a proviso that said patentee shall not prejudice the pipes or other conveyances of the water already laid by any former patentees of the like nature and further that the present patentee shall lay no pipes or make any works in the ground of any the King's subjects without a previous contract with the owner thereof. The present grant is to be at the reserved rent of 13s. 4d. per an. to be paid after the pipes shall be laid and the water conveyed. Ibid, p. 449.
Jan. 21. Royal warrant to the Treasury Lords to give warrant to Thomas Agar. Surveyor of Woods Trent South, to cause the following repairs to be done in the north part of Bushey Park at Hampton Court viz. 380 rods of new paling with new posts and rails estimated at 135l., new gate posts for four pair of great gates 10l., new making the bridge over the river 20l., new posts, rails and pales to mend the Paddock Course 15l., or in all 180l. Same is to be defrayed out of the sale of the offal of the 400 oaks and 100 beeches authorised by Treasury warrant of Nov. 24 last supra, p. 1404, to be felled in New Forest. (Treasury warrant dated Jan. 31 hereon accordingly to said Tho. Agar.) King's Warrant Book IX, p. 449. Warrants not Relating to Money X, p. 42.
Same to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal to discharge Charles Gringand, purser of the King's ship Charles, of the sum of 208l. 13s. 11¼d. charged upon him in his account for the voyage of the said ship in 1678 ut supra, p. 1453: all in consideration of the facts admitted by the Navy Commissioners in their report of July 9 last to the Treasury Lords and quoted by the said Lords in their report of Dec. 15 last ut supra, and in consideration further of the expense said Gringand has been at in passing several ineffectual grants under the great seal whereby the King did intend him an advantage. but which proved only a charge to him and in consideration also that he was also a great sufferer by an imprisonment in Holland on account of the King's service. King's Warrant Book IX, pp. 450–1.
Privy seal for 500l. for equipage and 5l. a day as ordinary to Sir Gabriel Sylvius as Envoy Extraordinary to the King of Denmark: the first three months' ordinary to be payable in advance: together with the usual clause for the allowance of his extraordinaries "for intelligence expenses and other secret service." Ibid, p. 451.
Jan. 22. Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt out of the following funds viz. 500l. of Lord Churchill's loan, 6l. 10s. of Recusants' money, and 171l. 16s. 8½d. of the Duchy of Cornwall money (making in all 678l. 6s. 8½d.) to issue as follows viz.: Disposition Book III, p. 46.
l. s. d.
to Mris. Ursula Elliot 15 0 0
to Mr. Nicho. Estoll 12 10 0
to Mr. Robert Swan 20 0 0
to Mris. Elianer Mather 12 10 0
to Mr. Lodowick Bray 20 0 0
to Mr. Oglethorp, page of honour 60 0 0
to Sir Gilbert Talbott 200 0 0
to me [Guy] for secret service 30 0 0
to the Treasurer of the Navy for Mr. Woodall, a chirurgeon, in part of what is due to him 20 0 0
to Mr. Segar 99 9 0
to Mr. Joseph Fashon 46 10 10
to be reserved for the Treasury Lords' disposal 142 6 10½
£678 6
(against this last item is written in the margin: Mr. Thornton's executors 69l.; Bagshot Park 50l.)
Jan. 22. Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue as follows out of the [remains of the] 50,000l. lent into the Exchequer by Alderman Duncombe on the credit of the Hearthmoney viz.: Disposition Book III, p. 46.
to the Treasurer of the Ordnance [for four weeks of the Ordnance Office's] weekly money 2,000
to Mr. Griffith for the Stables 1,000
to the Mint Commissioners 1,000
to Lord Lansdowne 955
Same to Mr. Hewer. Upon considering the condition of the following persons (Tangier soldiers and widows) and your reports thereon the Treasury Lords have ordered 254l. 14s. 4d. to be paid to you to enable you to advance the several sums as follow on account of the arrears of pay due to them from the King. You are to pay same accordingly, and to justify your payment of these sums you are to draw a warrant which the Treasury Lords will sign: viz.: Ibid, p. 47.
l. s. d.
to the widow of William Howe, a farrier, on account 6 0 0
to the widow of Ernestus Nolden, master carpenter, on account 14 0 0
to James Scott, armourer, on account 10 0 0
to the widow of Samll. Dunn, Lieut. of Horse 10 0 0
to Jenkin Thomas, his allowance as mayor for the year 1682 100 0 0
to the widow of Commissary Hughes on account 28 6 0
to the widow of — Baker, a serjeant to Capt. Guy, on account 2 10 0
to Henry Hordsnell, Recorder, on account 50 0 0
to John Eccles, usher, for his salary 11 5 0
to Tho. Fowles, landwaiter, for his salary 16 13 4
to Francis Morrise, a private soldier to Capt. Talbott, in full of his arrears 6 0 0
£254 14 4
Same to same to similarly receive and pay the 172l. 7s. 10d. to the persons and in sums as follow. You are to draw a warrant for the Treasury Lords to sign ut supra to justify same: being for arrears of pay to Tangier widows and soldiers viz.: Ibid, pp. 47–8.
l. s. d.
to Joan Abraham for her husband's arrears as a private soldier under Sir James Leslie 9 0 3
to Eliz. Wood for ditto under ditto 9 0 3
to Mary Heather for ditto under Capt. St. John 6 10 0
to John Monck, a serjeant under Capt. Griffith 23 19 3
to Barbary Hughes for her husband under Sir James Leslie 9 0 3
to Tho. Mackbrine, a drummer to Capt. Rodney 11 9 4
to Jno. Anker, a serjeant to Capt. Tollmarsh 38 1 0
to Robt. Singleton, a private soldier to ditto 9 0 3
to Rich. Seadon, ditto to ditto 9 0 3
to the widow of Hump. Smallwood, ditto 9 0 3
to the widow of Tho. Williams, ditto. 9 0 3
to the widow of William Luck, ditto. 2 5 9
to John Pound, private soldier to Capt. Fortrey 9 0 3
to Geo. Williams, ditto to ditto 9 0 3
to Steph. Fuglar, ditto to ditto 9 0 3
£172 7 10
Jan. 22. Money warrant for 46l. 10s. 10d. to Joseph Fashion for one year to Sept. 29 last on his fee as one of the King's musicians. Money Book V, p. 141.
Same for 20l. to Robert Swan for last Christmas quarter on his 80l. per an. by the privy seal of 1668, Oct. 22, for his fidelity in securing the King after the battle of Worcester. (Money order dated Jan. 27 hereon.) Ibid, p. 141. Order Book XXXIX, p. 214.
Same for 20l. to Lodowick Bray for half a year to Christmas last on his annuity or pension. Money Book V, p. 141.
Same for 12l. 10s. 0d. to Eleanor Mather, widow, for last Christmas quarter on her annuity. (Money order dated Jan. 26 hereon.) Ibid, p. 142. Order Book XXXIX, p. 213.
Same for 12l. 10s. 0d. to Nicholas Estoll for same quarter on his sum of 50l. per an. for discovering a plot against the King's person. (Money order dated Jan. 27 hereon.) Money Book V, p. 142. Order Book XXXIX, p. 214.
Henry Guy to the Customs Commissioners to send to the Duchess of Portsmouth's lodgings in Whitehall a box which will arrive at Dover with one of her servants. Out Letters (General) VIII. p. 28.
Same to same to report on the enclosed letter [missing] dated Jan. 19 inst. from Sir Robt. Holmes to the Treasury Lords. Ibid, p. 29.
Same to Capt. Talbott. Send the Treasury Lords your answer to the enclosed petition [missing] of the poor widows, orphans etc. of the late Barbados soldiers, with the account thereto annexed. Ibid.
Jan. 22. Henry Guy to the Lord Keeper to attend the King at the Treasury Chambers next Saturday at five in the evening. (The like notice to the Lord President of the Privy Council, the Lord Privy Seal, the Earl of Sunderland, Lord Middleton, Lord Chief Justice Jefferyes and Sir Leoline Jenkins.) Out Letters (General) VIII, p. 29.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to discharge the seizure of seven brass guns upon the petition of Sir Peter Colleton and Jacob Lucye, esq., and to permit same to be exported to Barbados, Customs free: the Treasury Lords being well satisfied that same were provided and are intended for the King's service in said island. Out Letters (Customs) IX, p. 91.
The Treasury Lords to the Revenue Commissioners. Ireland. We have seen the large confessions made by William Dobbins, late clerk to the collector of Carrickfergus of the counterfeiting certificates falsely [for this or that ship's captain] to attest his [the said captain's] having given bond in England to return thither goods laded in Plantations; and also the voluntary affidavit of Mr. White, the merchant who has been concerned in such frauds. We find thereby that George Mackartney, the Surveyor General, although intrusted in so considerable a station, has been with others guilty of the like during his employment. You are to dismiss Mackartney forthwith, also Dobbins and all others whom you find concerned in these wicked practices, as we think it altogether inconsistent with his Majesty's service to continue in office persons who have been accessory to such forgery so detrimental to the revenue both here and in the Plantations. We shall consider what remedy to take for recovery of what the King has been damnified by the merchants and for the further punishment of the offenders. Take all possible care to prevent these abuses for the future. We have directed Henry Davis, the collector of said port, to forthwith repair to his duty. We notice that by a very good rule you have made Edward May, the collector of Waterford, will cease to be employed. We have received a good character of him and recommend you to continue him in that employment. Out Letters (Ireland) IV, p. 129.
Treasury reference to the Mint Commissioners of the petition of Martha Tayleur, wife of William Tayleur, assistant to the weigher of the Mint, petitioner shewing that she has suffered much by her husband's ill usage on his pretence of her being distracted, which is well known to several officers in the Tower to be otherwise; that she brought him a considerable fortune, but he refuses her the least maintenance, and petitioner fears he will suddenly consume all by his extravagance: prays to be relieved. Reference Book II, p. 183.
Jan. 24. Same to Marmaduke Darcy and George Benyon of the bill for the work done by Francis Churchman at his Majesty's Tennis Court at Windsor from 1682, April 7, to 1683–4, Mar. 14, said bill being signed by Tho. Cooke and amounting to 217l. 14s. 4d.; likewise of the bill for nets there, amounting to 20l. 8s. 6d., and the Lord Chamberlain's letter of Dec. 8 last desiring the Treasury Lords to order payment of said money. Ibid.
Jan. 24. Treasury warrant to the Chamberlains of the Exchequer et al. to vacate the tally of Aug. 21 last levied on the Tenths of the diocese of Winchester for the year 1683 for 250l. payable to Viscount Brouncher for 1684, June 24 quarter, on his annuity and in lieu thereof to strike another tally on the [same] Tenths for the succeeding year: it appearing that there are not moneys sufficient in the hands of the collector of said Tenths for 1683 to satisfy such tally. Money Book V, p. 142.
Same to Philip Burton to pay (out of money imprested to him for Crown law charges) 1,100l. to Richard Graham in part of 3,878l. 5s. 3d. by him disbursed for the King's service in prosecution of several persons for several misdemeanors and in other services pursuant to direction of the King and Privy Council or otherwise. Ibid, p. 143.
Jan. 25. Henry Guy to Mr. Hewer to report on the enclosed paper [missing] concerning providing for sick people from Tangier in Spain. In the margin: about Capt. Mathews. Out Letters (General) VIII, p. 29.
Jan. 26. Same to Mr. Proger. Before I deliver up the documents concerning the encroachments in Southwark, of which Mr. Gwyn is now passing a grant, you must give up the receipt I gave for them. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Harbord enclosing a draft warrant [missing], concerning New Park. Advise the Treasury Lords how far it may be for the King's service to have the ground mentioned ploughed up. Ibid, p. 30.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue to Mr. Burton the 1,100l. lately paid into the Exchequer by Sir Samuel Astry, Coroner and Attorney of the King's Bench, for fines imposed upon Slingsby Bethel (666l. 13s. 4d.). Mr. Butler (333l. 6s. 8d.) and Mr. Cawdron (100l.). Disposition Book III, p. 48.
Money order for 76l. 19s. 2d. to Jno. Lawrence for fitting and accommodating the rooms belonging to the late Star Chamber for the trial of the money in the Pix and for the charges of the entertainment of the officers of the Mint and the Jury of Goldsmiths attending that service on Nov. 7 last "as hath been heretofore accustomed." Order Book XXXIX, p. 214.
Jan. 27. Money warrant for 1,160l. to Robert Squibb as imprest for the redemption of English captives pursuant to the privy seal of 1682, Dec. 20: to be satisfied out of money now remaining in the Exchequer arisen by the late collection for the said use. Squibb to pay the money according to such warrant as he shall receive by Treasury warrant "which is to be made forth as shall be directed by order of Council or by a warrant signed by six or more of the Lords appointed a Committee of Privy Council for redemption of captives." (Money order dated Jan. 28 hereon.) Money Book V, p. 143. Order Book XXXIX, p. 213.
Treasury allowance of the last Christmas quarter's salary bill of the Excise Office detailed. (Total, 5,287l. 6s. 0d.) Money Book V, p. 144.
Henry Guy to the Navy Commissioners to assign payment to Robert Mellish of 1,180l. 10s. 2d. due to him on two bills of exchange drawn upon you at Leghorn by Cosmo Cassacki and Alexander Gambacini. Out Letters (General) VIII, p. 30.
Jan. 27. Henry Guy to the Commissioners of Alienations. The Treasury Lords are certified that Mr. Courthop, Master of Chancery in the Alienation Office, is dead. You are to inform them what qualifications in the law are necessary for the said place and what is the yearly value of the office. Out Letters (General) VIII, p. 30.
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: Disposition Book III, pp. 49, 50.
to the Treasurer of the Navy for Richard Brett and partners, late Victuallers of the Navy 2,000
to ditto for [the Navy's] weekly money 1,000
to ditto for Sir Richard Haddock and partners, present Victuallers of the Navy, for 2 weeks from Jan. 1 inst 1,200
[to the Treasurer of the] Ordnance [Office for 2 weeks] weekly money 1,000
to Mr. Hewer, Treasurer for Tangier, being intended for Alderman Sturt, late Victualler there 1,000
to me [Guy] for secret service 500
to [ditto] more 400
to the Roetiers, Engravers of the Mint, for one quarter's salary 450
(Same of same date to Mr. Kent, Cashier of the Customs, enclosing the paper of the disposition of the Customs cash for the present week, said paper including the above eight items [payable out of Customs money in the Exchequer], together with the following items [payable directly out of the Customs Office on tallies], viz. 1,000l. to Sir Benjamin Bathurst on his tallies; 1,000l. to Mr. Hewer in part of his debt; 150l. to the Duke of Albemarle for the rent of Mote Park; 50l. to Mris. Hext; 142l. 11s. 3d. to the Chancellor of the Order of the Garter. Total, 9,892l. 11s. 3d.)
Same to same to issue as follows out of such Excise money as is this week directed to be paid into the Exchequer, viz.: Ibid, pp. 49, 50.
to Charles Fox, Paymaster of the Forces 4,500
to the Cofferer of the Household 1,500
to Mr. Hornby for secret service 300
to Mris. Ellen Gwyn 500
to the Duke of Southampton 375
(Same of same date to the Excise Commissioners enclosing the paper of the disposition of the Excise cash for the present week; said paper including the the above five items [payable out of Excise money in the Exchequer], together with the following items [payable directly out of the Excise Office on tallies], viz. 1,632l. 6s. 0d. in part of last Christmas quarter's salary bill of the Excise Office, viz. for the under-officers, beginning with Mr. Lawrence the solicitor; 1,000l. to Mr. Hornby in part of his debt; 1,000l. to the bankers. Total, 10,807l. 6s. 0d.)
Jan. 27. Treasury warrant to Anthony Row, Sir Nathaniell Johnson, Sir Cornwall Bradshaw, Robert Nott and Thomas Duck, late contractors for the Hearthmoney, to forthwith deliver to Auditor William Aldworth all the states of the accounts with the respective collectors and receivers in England and Wales examined by Mr. Bridges or any other Comptroller for the late five years of your management [or farm of the Hearthmoney]; the said Aldworth being to examine and state the account of the said revenue for the five years of your said contract, viz. 1679, Lady day, to 1684, Lady day. Warrants not Relating to Money X, p. 40.
The Treasury Lords to the Revenue Commissioners, Ireland. On your report of Sept. 1 last to the Duke of Ormonde on the petition of Moses Viridett, clerk, minister of the French Church of Dublin, reports were made to the King by the Duke of Ormonde and by us ut supra, p. 1441. The King has thereupon ordered us to give direction accordingly for the Customs free import into Ireland of the goods, household stuff and tools of French Protestants coming thither. You are hereby to give such directions to the Customs officers in Ireland. Out Letters (Ireland) IV, p. 131.
Jan. 28. Henry Guy to Sir Robert Howard [Auditor of the Receipt] for an answer to the paper delivered to you by the Treasury Lords when you were last with them. Out Letters (General) VIII, p. 30.
Same to Sir Richard Lloyd [King's Advocate in the Admiralty]. The Treasury Lords are informed by the Customs Commissioners of the arrival of the ship Adventure, John Balstone master, and the Amity, Gresham Boone master, from New England; being two of the ships in which are part of the goods from the ship L'Trompeuse. You are to take all care to seize and prosecute same. Ibid.
Same to Auditor Parsons to certify the Treasury Lords whether the rent of 200l. per an. issuing out of the town of Southampton in respect of their jurisdiction of Admiralty in the precincts of that port be in charge in your books as auditor, and how same is answered [paid] and to what use it is applied. Also to certify how far [to what date] Sir Robert Holmes has accompted as Governor of the Isle of Wight and of the state of his last account. Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to report on the enclosed paper [missing] entitled 'observations upon the present management of the Customs' and an anonymous letter directed to Lord Godolphin. You are to attend the Treasury Lords on Monday next. Ibid p. 31.
Same to the Auditors of Imprests. There is a considerable sum of money due to the King upon the foot of Sir George Wharton's account. You are to lay before the Treasury Lords a state of said account and a certificate what security said Wharton gave for his due accompting as Treasurer of the Ordnance. Ibid.
Jan. 28. Privy seal for 3l. a day to Sir Peter Wyche, kt., for his ordinary as Resident with the Hanse Towns: the first quarter thereof to be advanced: together with the usual clause for the allowance of his extraordinaries. King's Warrant Book IX, pp. 451–2.
Three separate royal sign manuals for respectively 400l., 500l. and 261l. to Henry Guy, for secret service, without account: to be issued on the 10,000l. dormant privy seal of Dec. 17 last. (Three money warrants dated Jan. 29 hereon. Three money orders dated Jan. 31 hereon.) Ibid, p. 452. Money Book V, p. 147. Order Book XXXIX, p. 214.
Royal warrant to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal for a grant to Adam Colclough of Gray's Inn of the office of surveyor of the revenue arising by all manner of fines, forfeitures and sums of money commonly called Greenwax moneys: to hold during pleasure and with the salary of 250l. per an. to be paid him quarterly out of the said revenue by the hands of the sheriffs or other receivers thereof. In the said grant clauses are to be inserted to direct Coleclough to take care that the lords of liberties have no greater allowances than they ought, that sheriffs do duly levy what they have in charge, that the officers of the Courts of Justice do duly estreat such profits as arise to the King and that he [Coleclough] discover to the Judges of the several Courts such abuses as he shall find so that they may regulate same. Likewise a clause is to be inserted to determine the grant dated 1677–8, Jan. 24, of said office to Henry, Earl of Peterborough et al. King's Warrant Book IX, p. 453.
Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue to the Treasurer of the Chamber 66l. [69l.] out of the 142l. 6s. 10½d. directed the 22nd inst. supra, p. 1512, to be reserved for the Treasury Lords' disposal. Disposition Book III, p. 50, 51.
(Same of same date to Edward Griffin, Treasurer of the Chamber, to pay the abovesaid 69l. to the executors or administrators of Lancelott Thorneton, deceased, late clerk of the Removing Wardrobe.)
Same to same to issue 1,168l. 10s. 0d. to John Knight on his order of the 20th inst. for 2,000l. ut supra, p. 1499. The said sum is to be issued out of the following funds, viz. 35l. of the money directed Nov. 29 last to be issued to said Knight on an order of Nov. 11; 633l. 10s. 0d. part of 724l. 2s. 0d. directed Dec. 16 last supra, p. 1457 to be reserved for the Treasury Lords' disposal; 500l. out of Alderman Duncombe's 50,000l. loan on the Hearthmoney, making in all the said 1,168l. 10s. 0d. Ibid, p. 51.
Same to Mr. Darcy and Mr. Benyon to pay as follows the abovesaid 1,168l. 10s. 0d. The Treasury Lords will sign such warrant for the regular issuing of these moneys as directed by the privy seal [of Dec. 23 last supra, pp. 1446, 1368–9], viz.: Ibid.
l. s. d.
to Widow Bocock 20 0 0
to Widow Vandebare 15 0 0
six Arras men [of the Great Wardrobe] for half a year's wages 93 18 0
nine tailors [of the Great Wardrobe] ditto 93 12 0
[the King and Queen's] watermen's liveries 310 0 0
children of the Chapel for ditto [liveries] 136 0 0
"more to him [? Knight] upon account." (In the margin. qr. Boucher) 500 0 0
£1,168 10 0
Jan. 29. Money warrant for 273l. to Sir Peter Wyche for a quarter's advance of ordinary as Resident with the Hanse Towns. (Money order dated Jan. 31 hereon. In the margin of this money order is written: cancelled 8 Mar., 1684–5.) Money Book V, p. 145. Order Book XXXIX, p. 215.
Same for 320l. 5s. 0d. to Sir Henry Goodrick as in part of 397l. 6s. 0d. due to him for a bill of extraordinaries 1679, June 12, to Nov. 8, as late Envoy Extraordinary to the King of Spain. In the margin: cancelled 12 April, 1685. Money Book V, p. 145.
Appending: said bill dated Madrid, 1679, Nov. 8, with Secretary Henry Coventry's allowance dated 1680, Mar. 25, thereof, "all [except] the last article for glazing his house."
l. s. d.
for passing privy seals, warrants, Exchequer fees and two passes to leave the kingdom 48 0 0
the charges of my journey to Brussels to receive his Royal Highness's commands (In the margin: as in the case of travelling charges in Visct. Preston's bill) 46 0 0
to the ship that transported my family from London to St. Andere [Andero] 67 0 0
for boats to land them and the goods 6 0 0
for the carriage of my family, being 16 persons with their diet from St. Andere to Madrid at 12s. a piece, 18 days more than my allowance 82 16 0
fees at several Custom houses 33 0 0
for the King's arms 5 0 0
to the officers of the Carrios 17 10 0
for glazing my house as is used 37 0 0
£397 6 0
Same for 604l. to Sir William Soames, late Envoy Extraordinary to the Duchess Regent of Savoy, for 121 days' ordinary to 1680–1, Mar. 6. from which time his said ordinary is to cease. Ibid, p. 146. Order Book XXXIX, p. 215.
Appending: certificate dated 1681, May 27, by Sir Leoline Jenkins that the King hath declared that said Soames's allowance and entertainment of 5l. a day as Envoy Extraordinary to the Duke of Savoy should cease from the then last past Mar. 6. (Money order dated Jan. 31 hereon.)
Same for 819l. to Edmo. Poley for 273 days, 1683, Sept. 30, to 1684, June 29, on his ordinary of 3l. a day as employed in his Majesty's service in Germany. Money Book V, p. 146.
Same for 1,150l. to Bevill Skelton for 230 days to Mar. 31 last on his ordinary as Envoy Extraordinary to the Dukes of Brunswick and Luneburg and to the Hanse Towns. (In the margin: cancelled 12 April, 1685.) Ibid.
Jan. 29. Money warrant for 100l. to Philip Rycaut for half a year, 1684, April 25, to Oct. 25, on his 200l. a year as Agent and Consul General at Algiers in Barbary. (In the margin: cancelled 8 Mar., 1684–5.) Money Book V, p. 147.
Same for 606l. to John Robinson for 606 days 1682–3, Feb. 1, to 1684, Sept. 28, on his ordinary of 20s. a day [as Secretary to the Embassy to Sweden]; he having been ordered to reside at Sweden until his Majesty's Envoy to that Court should arrive there and two months after. (In the margin. cancelled 12 April, 1685.) Ibid.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Cashier to pay 150l. to the Duke of Albemarle for half a year to Sept. 29 last on the 300l. a year payable for Mote Park as by the privy seal of 1675, Sept. 22. Ibid.
Money warrant for 1,250l. to Mris. Ellen Gwynn for last Michaelmas quarter on the 5,000l. per an. for the support of her and Charles, Earl of Burford. (Money order dated Jan. 21, sic. erratum for Jan. 31, hereon.) Ibid, p. 148. Order Book XXXIX, p. 213.
Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 1,000l. to the Treasurer of the Ordnance for [two weeks on the Ordnance Office] weekly money: issuing same out of Alderman Duncombe's 50,000l. loan on the Hearthmoney. Disposition Book III, p. 52.
Same to the Navy Commissioners to assign payment by way of imprest or otherwise of 70l. 17s. 1d. to John Ardell, gunner of the Cleveland yacht. Ibid.
Same to same to assign payment to Richard Brett and partners, late Victuallers of the Navy, of 2,000l. upon any unsatisfied bills of imprest made out to them. Ibid.
Same to same to assign payment of 57l. 8s. 11d. to John Bumsted, late mar. of the [King's] ship Oxford. Ibid.
Same to same to assign payment of 29l. 12s. 10d. to Henry Cowell, seaman. Ibid.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt. There is a present occasion that the 4,500l., remainder of 6,000l. directed to be paid out of the Excise to Col. Werden be forthwith advanced to him. You are to get the Tellers, or one of them, to forthwith advance same. The warrants for the regular issuing of same shall be forthwith sent you. Ibid, p. 53.
Same to the Auditors of Imprests to attend the Treasury Lords next Tuesday concerning the states of the accounts of Sir Denny Ashburnham and partners as Victuallers of the Navy and similarly of Sir Thomas Littleton and partners as same. Also bring my Lords Sir George Wharton's account. In the margin: delivered to Mr. Smeaton [the Treasury messenger]. Out Letters (General) VIII, p. 31.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to attend the Treasury Lords precisely at 4 p.m. on Monday because the King will be at the Treasury at 5 p.m. on that day. Also report to my Lords as to the enclosed petition of John Harrison of Sproughton, in Suffolk, viz. as to whether petitioner be fit to execute in person the office he desires "in regard his Majesty has made a rule that no patent officer shall execute by deputy." Ibid.
Appending: note of said petition.
Jan. 29. Henry Guy to the Customs Commissioners to report on the enclosed representation [missing] of the East India Company, which has been delivered to the Treasury Lords by the King. Out Letters (General) VIII, p. 32.
Same to Mr. Bridges [one of the Auditors of Imprests] to attend the Treasury Lords on Saturday and meanwhile to "take an inventory of the books already delivered at the Treasury Chambers and lodged in a place, the key of the door whereof is in your custody." My Lords have ordered Mr. [Auditor] Aldworth to receive same. Ibid.
Treasury warrant to William Harbord, Surveyor General of Crown Lands, for a constat or particular and a ratal of a piece of ground as follows, with a view to a lease thereof under the Exchequer seal to Francis Gwynn, one of the Grooms of the Bedchamber, for 31 years at 6s. 8d. per an. rent; with power to build thereon subject to the approval of the Surveyor of the Works; and with a proviso for re-assumption by the Crown on payment of the lessee's expenditure on such buildings. Warrants not Relating to Money X, p. 41.
Appending: report dated Dec. 14 last to the Treasury Lords from Sir Christopher Wren, Surveyor General of the Works, on said Gwin's petition for same. The ground is 60 feet by 35 feet and consists of lodgings belonging to several persons, as the Physician of the Household, the Gentlemen Sewers, Serjeants at Arms, wind musicians and others, and petitioner asserts that all the persons concerned are satisfied; "but whether new lodgings will not be expected (if not by themselves yet by their successors, as I have continually found by experience) may be inquired. Other inconveniences in such new buildings I shall not mention, having often laid them before your Lordships as I thought was my duty. Only this seems particular in this case. My Lady Pye's building and this building being very high will render the low buildings contiguous to them to be of no use, by reason the chimney funnels of the one are below the eaves of the other and there will seem a necessity of a charge to his Majesty of rebuilding the rest: notwithstanding it cannot be denied but that the buildings desired will much better become the Court than the contemptible sheds there at present"; and the petitioner deserves your Lordships' favour.
The Corporation of moneyers in the Mint desires that no grant of the place of engraver [to the Mint] may pass to Mr. Walker or any other till they be heard. Caveat Book, p. 28.
Jan. 31. Treasury reference to Sir Robert Sawyer, Attorney General, of the petition of the Wardens, Assistants and Commonalty of the Company of Pinmakers of London. Reference Book II, pp. 184–5.
Prefixing: (a) said petition shewing that by the mystery and trade of pinmaking many hundreds of the King's subjects are employed and have been heretofore comfortably supported and great quantities of English pins were transported to foreign parts to the increase of the royal duties. But of late years for want of a due regulation divers frauds and abuses have been practised in said trade by the making of bad and unserviceable pins which brought the said commodity into disrepute in foreign parts to the great decay of the said trade, diminution of the Customs and impoverishing many of the artists therein. For prevention thereof on a petition from said Corporation and on a full hearing at the Council Board your Majesty was pleased in 15 Car. II. to enter into a contract with petitioners to prepare a stock of 20,000l. to purchase from them at a price certain all the pins they should make of the wire they should buy of your Majesty and no other person. In the said contract it was, inter al. provided that two skilful and able pinmakers should be appointed to receive in and view all pins sold to your Majesty and to cut in pieces and destroy all that were not well and sufficiently made. The said pins were to be disposed of by your Majesty's Commissioners at no higher price than they paid for them to the pinmakers; and in the said contract there were other covenants and rules for the well governing the said trade. But soon after the making of said contract the visitation and dreadful fire of London happened, which discouraged your Majesty's Commissioners appointed for that business, from prosecuting the same. For want thereof the frauds and abuses in the said mystery daily increase and the value and esteem of English pins in foreign parts does more and more decay, which threatens the utter loss of that trade to your Majesty's subjects and the encouragement of foreigners to import pins into your Majesty's dominions to the total ruin of petitioners. They therefore pray the King to renew the execution of the said contract with petitioners, who are ready to perform their part therein "in everything, but in buying back all the pins that shall remain upon the hands of the Commissioners if any future discouragement shall oblige your Majesty or them from pursuing it." They therefore pray the King to constitute such persons, as are willing to advance the stock of 20,000l. necessary for carrying on the same, to be Commissioners therein.
(b) Reference dated Whitehall, Jan. 3 last, from the King to the Treasury Lords of said petition.
Jan. 31. Henry Guy to the Customs Commissioners to report on the following petition. Out Letters (General) VIII, p. 32.
Appending: petition to the Treasury Lords from John Ward for a landwaiter's place at Sarum, the Treasury Lords having some time since promised the Bishop of Sarum to favour petitioner for some employ.
The Treasury Lords to Sir Richard Dutton, the Governor and to the Council of Barbados. We have received an order of the King in Council of the 21st inst. signifying the King's pleasure that the forfeiture of a 2,000l. bond in Barbados, entered into by Capt. Richard Young, commander of the ship Malaga Merchant, and by his sureties, should be prosecuted to execution for the escape of Samuel Hanson, his Majesty's prisoner. You are to give order accordingly and to put the money you levy into the hands of Edwyn Stede, his Majesty's Receiver in Brabados, till further order. Meanwhile you are to inquire what damage any private person may have sustained by the said forfeiture and to report us, so that the King's pleasure may be had thereon "and the remainder applied to such other uses as his Majesty shall direct, according to his Majesty's instructions to you, his Governor, in cases of the like nature." Ibid, p. 32. Out Letters (Plantations Auditor) I, p. 146.
Jan. 31. Entry of the Treasury Lords' signature of a lease to Daniel Wicherley, esq., of the tithes in Wilcot and Nesscliff, co. Salop, for 21 years from 1689, Dec. 10, at a rent of 50s. per an. Warrants not Relating to Money X, p. 42.
Same of a same of an in custodiam lease under the Exchequer seal to Thomas Hawksworth, junr., of the lands and tenements of Thomas Dixon, of Toft, near Newton, co. Lincoln, outlaw; at a rental of 15d. per an. and a fine of 2s. 6d. Ibid.
Same of a same of a lease to John Street, esq., of a parcel of waste land or common called Ermitage Common in Hermitage, co. Dorset, part of the manor of Fordington; for 31 years at a rental of 20l. per an. Ibid.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Cashier to pay 30l. 13s. 4d. to John Langwith, gent., for half a year to Christmas last on his allowance as messenger [of the Chamber] attending the affairs of the Customs. Money Book V, p. 149.
Treasury allowance of the said Langwith's bill of 30l. 13s. 4d. as messenger attending the Treasury Lords for abovesaid half year. Ibid.