Entry Book: July 1681, 11-20

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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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July 1681

Date. Nature and Substance of the Entry. Reference.
July 11. Same to the Customs Commissioners to consider and report to the Committee of Plantations on the enclosed paper (being an account by Edward Randolph, Collector of Customs in New England, of the proceedings of the Governments and inhabitants of Boston and Portsmouth in New England relating to the office of the Collector of Customs there from 1679, Dec. 26, to 1680–1. Jan. 20). You may send for Randolph to attend you herein. Send to the Treasury Lords a duplicate of your report. Out Letters (General) VI, p. 279.
Same to the Ordnance Commissioners. The Treasury Lords have directed a letter to be prepared to be sent into Ireland for the money due to your Office, for stores formerly sent thither. To this end send me the letter you received from your officer at Dublin containing the exceptions against payment thereof. Sir Christopher Musgrave carried it away with him. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Worsly. The Treasury Lords desire you to take care to comply with your payment of 2,000l. as advance on the Wine Licence revenues according to your undertaking and contract with them in June last. His Majesty's service greatly requires the speedy payment of the money. Ibid.
July 11. The Treasury Lords to the Commissioners [for the last Six Months' Assessment for co. Glamorgan]. We have previously informed you how dilatory Mr. Stradling, the Receiver appointed by you for the said Assessment, has been in his payments and how that concern suffers by the interest paid to [on] the orders charged on the said Assessment. If you had sent up Stradling's bond we would for your ease have hastened his payments by process of extent. We once more advise you of it and desire you to take care that the whole sum be forthwith paid into the Exchequer, otherwise we shall order process against you for the arrear of 382l. Out Letters (General) VI, p. 280.
Same to same of co. Monmouth to the like effect exactly as to their receiver Mr. Williams and his arrear of 266l. Ibid.
Same to same of Haverford West. We have pressed you in vain to return the moneys of said Assessment from your county into the Exchequer. "In the mean time there is paid 8 per cent. to the orders and debentures charged by virtue of that [Assessment] Act." We hear not of any receiver appointed by you as you are by the Act impowered to do. You are forthwith to return the arrear or process with issue against you. Ibid. p. 281.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to pay 12l. to George Moore for one year to 1680, Lady day on his fee as searcher of Hull port. Money Book III, p. 103.
Same to same to pay 138l. 13s. 4d. to Phillip Warwicke for half a year to 1680, Christmas, on his salary as collector outwards of Petty Customs, London port. Ibid, p. 104.
Money warrant for 2,000l. to Aubrey, Earl of Oxford, for one year to 1680, Christmas, on his pension as by the privy seals of 1673, June 19, and 1680, May 19: to be satisfied out of First Fruits moneys in the Exchequer. Ibid, p. 103.
Same for 500l. to William, Lord Alington for half a year to 1680, Sept. 29, on his fee or allowance as Constable of the Tower of London. Ibid.
Same for 26l. 13s. 4d. to John Pottinger, Controller of the Pipe, for half a year to June 24 last on his allowance for writing the farms and debts of Recusants and summons of the Pipe in Pipe hand twice every year. (Money order dated July 18 hereon.) Ibid, p. 105. Order Book XXXVIII, p. 133.
Same for 26l. 5s. 0d. to the Vicars of the Cathedral Church of Lichfield for 1¾ years to Lady day last on their perpetuity of 15l. Money Book III, p. 105.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to permit the export customs free of provisions shipped by the Navy Commissioners on the Bohammah Merchant, Joseph Graves master, being a proportion of victual for 30 men for eight months or 224 days, together with some cables, cordage, ironwork and other boatswain's and carpenter's sea stores for the use of his Majesty's ketch Deptford at Nevis or in case of the absence of said ketch then to be delivered as the Governor of Nevis shall direct: said victuals being 6,720lbs. of biscuit, 720 four-lb. pieces of beef, 720 seven-lb. pieces of pork, 22 bushels four gallons of peas, 22 bushels four gallons of oatmeal, 360 stock fishes, 1,440lb. of flour, 240 [lb.] of currants, 420 gallons of brandy, 89 gallons of oil, 20doz. candles, 10l. 5s. 0d. necessary money. Warrants not Relating to Money VIII, p. 358.
Appending: note dated Victuallers Office, 1681, June 30, signed by Mr. Hayden of said provisions as above as shipped by Richard Brett, Jon. Pa[r]sons and partners, Victuallers of the Navy.
July 11. Treasury reference to the Auditor of the Receipt of Robert Foley's petition (ut supra, p. 60) and the report thereon. The Auditor is to report how petitioner's request may be most fitly gratified. Reference Book I, p. 298.
Same to Bartholomew Fillingham, Deputy Clerk of the Pipe, of the petition of Timothy Whitfield, praying for his arrears of salary due at Lady day last, viz. of 115l. (long since disbursed for buying parchment etc.) and 140l. for his Recusants salary. Ibid, p. 299.
[?] Same to the Auditor of the Receipt of the affidavit of Robert Hilton as to the loss of an order No. 236 in which [the account of] Walter Strickland [late] Receiver of Assessments [co. Yorks] and Lady Dalton are concerned, ut supra, p. 150, and infra, p. 227. The Auditor is to report the best method of supplying the loss. Ibid.
July 11. Same to Richard Graham and P. Burton, esq. of the petition of Edmund Clerke, praying to succeed in his father's place of Receiver of Recusants' forfeitures for cos. Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridge, Huntington etc. Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Rowland Gwynn for restoration to his place of tidewaiter, being dismissed on a bare suspicion. Ibid, p. 300.
Henry Guy to Mr. Howland at Mr. Whitfeild's house at Maidenhead. You are within a week to pay into the Exchequer the 220l. 0s. 7d. remaining due upon your account [of the Retrospect of the first Wine Act] or process will issue. Disposition Book II, p. 83.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue to Phillip Burton the 204l. 13s. 9½d. which the Excise Commissioners are to pay into the Exchequer on account of the surplus of the Excise and the abovesaid 220l. 0s. 7d. which is to be paid in by Mr. Howland. Ibid.
Same to the Excise Farmers to forthwith pay to the Excise Commissioners the abovesaid 204l. 13s. 9½d. being the remainder of the 24,204l. 13s. 9½d payable on your bond for the surplus of the Excise [for the year ending June 24 last]. (Same to the Excise Commissioners to pay said sum into the Exchequer forthwith [on receipt of it].) Ibid, pp. 83–4.
July 12. Same to the Treasurer of the Navy to pay the following Navy bills, paying same out of money in your hands formerly appointed by Treasurer Danby for that purpose: the Treasury Lords being convinced of the justice of the debts on the humble application of the parties concerned. The Navy Commissioners will allow these items on your next account, viz.: Out Letters (General) VI, p. 273.
l. s. d.
1676, July 12. Jon. Lloyd, for extraordinary necessary money 30 0 0
1676, July 12. Ditto for same 13 10 8
[1676,] Oct. 25. Christopher Vernman for same [with] imprest of 8l. abated 13 13 9
[1676,] Oct. 25. Ditto for same 79 0 4
[1676,] Nov. 10. Ditto, credit on vict[ualling] account 18 0 6
[? 1676,] July 28. Jon. Burton for same 124 18 6
[? 1676,] Dec. 5. Ditto, for extraordinary necessary money, 66l. imprest abated 16 10 0
[? 1676,] Dec. 5. Ditto for same 138 11 5
£434 5 2
July 12. Henry Guy to the Customs Commissioners to present Abraham Peeters to the Treasury Lords for a coast surveyor's place in London loco Robert Glegg, if dismissed, Peeters having waited long. Out Letters (General) VI, p. 281.
Same to same, forwarding a letter sent from George Withill to Mr. Hdyne, dated Penryn, June 23 last. Ibid.
Same to the Ordnance Commissioners to attend the Treasury Lords at 6 this afternoon and meantime to permit the auditors to take an account what money you have listed to be paid from June 30 last [up to the present]. Ibid.
Same to [the Auditor of the Receipt] to issue (out of the 20,000l. lent into the Exchequer by Mr. Leyson), 5,000l. to the Treasurer of the Navy for the pay of the Garland. Ibid, p. 282.
Same to Mr. Harbord for an account what the neat product of the Coinage duty of tin (all charges and deductions whatsoever abated) has amounted to for these seven years [last past]. Ibid.
Same to the Receiver of fines [of Alienations] to forthwith prepare the account of the moneys arisen to the King in the Alienation Office for two years ended Lady day last and present the same for declaration: so that the Treasury Lords [as Farmers thereof] may have a quietus for that time. Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners, forwarding an Act of [the] Virginia [Legislature]. Report your opinion thereon to the Committee for Trade and Plantations and particularly upon the two clauses concerning the time wherein the said Act is to take place for the landing of goods and shipping off tobacco. Attend the said Committee hereon the 20th inst. Also attend the said Committee on Friday next to explain to them your answer touching the Staple privilege at Gottenburg and Plymouth [respectively with a view to the treaty of Commerce with Sweden]. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Fillingham for a list of the last conviction[s] of Popish Recusants in co. Sussex. Ibid, p. 283.
July 12. Henry Guy to [the Wine Licence Commissioners] to immediately pay into the Exchequer the 600l. cash now in your hands for the month of June. Out Letters (General) VI, p. 283.
Same to Mr. Blathwait to forthwith audit Mr. Randolph's account of his incident charges. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Hewer to forthwith certify the Auditors of Imprests what money you have paid to Sir George Wharton for the service of the Ordnance since 1680, June 30. Ibid.
Same to Sir Jonas Moore, et al. for a certificate forthwith of what money has come to the hands of the Treasurer of the Ordnance (for the service of the Ordnance) by the sale of decayed stores or otherwise which is not chargeable upon him in the Exchequer; and likewise what imprests have been cleared since 1680, June 30, to this day. Send this certificate to the Auditors of Imprests this week. Ibid.
Same to the Ordnance Commissioners. The Treasury Lords are not satisfied with the account you sent them yesterday. They again desire you to permit the Auditors of Imprests to inspect the several lists made for payment of money in the Ordnance Office since 1680, June 30, to this day. Attend my Lords on Tuesday morning [hereon]. Ibid. p. 281
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to certify the Auditors of Imprests this week what money has been paid to Sir George Wharton as Treasurer of the Ordnance from 1680, June 30, to the present in order to the preparation of that [Ordnance Office] account against Monday next. Ibid.
Same to the Navy Commissioners. The Treasury Lords are satisfied by your letter of Mar. 14 last that there is due to Peter Brunsdon and Nathl. Presland for their journey into Sherwood Forest and for their services there 76l. 7s. 2d. besides 40l. imprested to them upon account. You are to pay them 38l. 3s. 7d. thereof this week and 38l. 3s. 7d. next week out of Navy's weekly money. Ibid.
Money warrant for 20,000l. to Thomas Leyson in repayment of so much by him lent into the Exchequer the 9th inst: to be satisfied by tallies on the Customs payable by the East India Company on East India goods imported by them. (Money order dated July 14 hereon.) Money Book III, p. 105 Order Book XXXVIII, p. 233.
Same for 200l. to Phillip Burton, gent, as imprest for Crown law charges. (Money order dated July 18 hereon.) Money Book III, p. 106 Order Book XXXVIII, p. 233.
Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 86l. 18s. 3d. to Tho. Felton for interest of 1,500l. by him lent into the Exchequer. Disposition Book II, p. 84.
Same to same to issue as follows out of Wine Licence money now in the Exchequer, viz.: Mris. Mary Nevill and Mris. Sophia Nevill 50l., Mris. Ursula Elliot 30l., Mris. Isabella Bointon 50l., Mris. Rebecca Bridges 50l., Countess of Newburgh 300l., Mris. Honora Harding 75l., Mris. Ann Golding 60l., Lady Trevor 125l., Mris. Elizabeth Lawson and Mris. Anne Lawson 125l., Lady Stepny 100l., Mris. Sophia Stuart 75l., Lady Joane Howard 125l., Geo. Feilding 100l., Mris. Eliz. Martin 25l., Countess of Portland 250l., William Levet 100l., Robert Bertie 20l., Dr. Nicholas Gibbon 50l., Edward Progers 50l., John Dryden 100l., Mr. Griffin on 500l. per an. pension 125l., Mr. Oglethorpe 50l., Mr. Poultney and Robert Killigrew (pages of honour) 60l. each, Mris. Clara Bolton 100l., Mr. Bray 20l., Geo. Dunstan 500l., Adulphus Sayers pages of honour 60l., me [Guy] for secret service 1,500l., more to me [Guy for secret service] 200l. and 174l. 13s. 0d. out of Mr. Hornby's loans and as in part of 474l. 13s. 0d. (Total, 4,709l. 13s. 0d.). The remainder of the Wine Licence money is to be reserved for the Treasury Lords' disposal. Ibid, p. 84–5.
July 12. Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue to the Lord President [of the Privy Council] 375l. out of the 600l. which will be speedily paid into the Exchequer from the Wine Licence revenue. Disposition Book II, p. 85.
Treasury reference to the Attorney General of the petition of Martha Cook. praying for [the reward of] 100l. as by the King's proclamation, for discovering Francis Dickenson, a priest: together with a certificate signed by Sir William Turner and Sir Geo. Treby. Reference Book I, p. 301.
Same to [Sir Christopher Wren] the Surveyor of the Works, of the petition of Eliz. Madge, widow, praying that the several rooms at the west end of Westminster Hall which are now in her possession and which have been made use of by his Majesty for 20 years in times of Parliament for swearing Parliament men and for the sitting of Committees etc. may be repaired at his Majesty's charge as has hitherto been done; same being very much out of repair. Ibid.
Treasury warrant to the Treasurer's Remembrancer, and the Clerk of the Pipe for records of surplusage to be made to charge upon other sheriffs the moneys owing on balance to Sir Jonathan Raymond and Sir Symon Lewis, kts., late sheriffs of London and Middlesex: they having paid several sums to several persons for discovering, apprehending and convicting several priests, highwaymen, robbers and burglars in pursuance of the King's proclamation and for removing prisoners from Newgate to several counties in order to their trial; so that as a consequence their charge far exceeds the profit of their bailiwick wherefore they pray that their surplusage may be charged upon the account of some other sheriff by such record of surplusage. Further said sheriffs are hereby to be allowed in account 18d. per £ on 224l. 4s. 0d. being 124l. 4s. 0d. levied by them by fieri facias and extent upon the goods of Henry Slingsby, esq., Master of the Mint, and 100l. appraised by a jury upon said Slingsby's term in a messuage in the parish of St. Clements Dane, late in the tenure of Tho. Jole, which term has been sold for 100l. by Slingsby Bethell and Henry Cornish, esqrs., now sheriffs of Middlesex. Warrants not Relating to Money VIII, pp. 355–6.
Same to the Auditor of [Crown revenues of] Wales to examine the whole case of John Vaughan, late Receiver of Hearthmoney for Monmouth, Brecon and Radnor and of Richard Gwyn, late Receiver of same for Cardigan, Carmarthen, Pembroke and Glamorgan: they having petitioned the Treasury shewing that Exchequer process has issued against them and thereon several sums have been levied by the sheriffs out of the estates of them and their sureties, viz. 200l. towards discharge of said Vaughan's debt and 80l. towards discharge of Gwyn's debt. Ibid, p. 359.
Whatever money has been so levied is hereby to be paid into the Exchequer and tallies struck for same. And the like rules and method are to be observed for the future for all sums levied by any sheriff on any Receiver's estate.
July 13. Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of William Grosse, shewing that frauds are committed in the Customs about Swansea and praying to be made surveyor of the coast from Cardiff to Pembroke. Reference Book I. p. 302.
Same to same of the petition of Mathew Yarrow for a weighing porter's place loco Jeremy Ward. Ibid.
Same to same of the petition of Richard Butler, gent., for a place in the Customs, having served the King for six years as Collector of Customs in Jamaica and for some years as Naval Officer and Master of the Attendance there and since been employed by Charles Bertie in Germany. Ibid.
Same to Sir Ri. Mason and [Bartholomew Fillingham and Serj. Ramsey] Agents [for Taxes] of the petition of Christopher Banastre, esq., Receiver for co. Lancs of several assessments, he having overpaid 499l. 14s. 1d. on the last Poll and 39l. on the last subsidy, but having process issued against him as surety for Mr. Starkey, Receiver [for said county] of the Eighteen Months' tax (on which said Starkey is 1,488l. 8s. 0d. in arrear) without consideration of the said two surplusages as above, or of 600l. of which he was robbed or of 230l. lost in bills of exchange. Prays an allowance of the moneys so overpaid and lost and for his pains in bringing in the revenue "and he will make payment of the residue." Ibid.
Same to same of the petition of John Floyer and Mary his wife, executrix of Arthur Fleetwood, deceased, shewing that said Fleetwood lent 500l. to Mr. Banastre in 1675, and bequeathed it [said debt] to his children, that they have prosecuted Banastre for same to an outlawry after judgment, but that there is a seizure out of the Exchequer upon Banastre's land and goods for a debt due from him to the King which being returned at an undervalue both the King and petitioners are in danger to lose their rights: therefore praying that Banastre's estate may be assigned to some friend of his by virtue of said outlawry with exception of the King's rights. Ibid.
Same to Auditor Done of the petition of Sir John Osborne, praying for the speedy stating of his accounts as Treasurer for Sick and Wounded and for the allowance of 400l. to him for salary and necessary charges and disbursements therein. Ibid, p. 303.
Same to Mr. Dering of the petition of Sir Jno. Bennett, praying the Treasury Lords to receive the following report and consider of the reasonableness and equity thereof (petitioner being put by the farm [of the Customs as below] after the advance of 30,000l. and in view of the time he has been out of his moneys) and that a warrant may be granted to Mr. Dering [clerk of fee farms] to present to the Treasury Lords [a list] of fee farm rents whereby petitioner may be repaid his debt with interest. Ibid, pp. 306–7.
Hereon the Treasury Lords make order. "It seems reasonable Sir Jno. Bennett should be satisfied; wherefore Mr. Dering [is] to report if there remains [enough fee farm rents left unsold] wherewithal to do it."
Appending: report dated 1681, July 7, from Henry Dering to the Treasury Lords in answer to the order of reference of June 11 last. Upon examining Sir Jno. Bennett's accounts and several contracts signed by the [Fee Farm] Trustees with the directions of the late Lords of the Treasury for conveying the same rents I find the matter stands thus. The Lord St. John and his partners, Farmers of the Customs in 1670, contracted a great debt [in borrowing the advance money on their farm] which was to have been [re]paid to them out of the Customs but afterwards [when the said ineffectual farm of the Customs was resumed by the King] they were transferred [for repayment] upon the sale of fee farm rents and so were permitted to purchase rents for their respective debts. All the said partners except Bennett have received satisfaction within a small matter for their [individual portions of said] debt but there is still due to said Bennet 3,556l. 1s. 0d. on that account. Several contracts for several rents were signed by the [Fee Farm] Trustees for satisfaction of said debt to Bennet, but (by what means I know not) they were never conveyed to him but were taken out of his contracts [and] conveyed to several other persons.
July 13. Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to deliver, customs free, a box of gloves and essences brought from Italy for Monsieur Barillon, the French ambassador, provided there be nothing of French manufacture etc. therein. Out Letters (Customs) VIII, p. 1.
Appending: said Barillon's petition for same dated 21–11 July.
Authorization by the Treasury Lords, as Farmers of the Alienation Office, to Henry Clerke of the Inner Temple, gent., to attend in the said Office for entering all writs of covenant and writs of entry: to hold said place as amply etc. as Robert Westcomb, Cyprian Moore or any other heretofore. Warrants not Relating to Money VIII, p. 358.
Henry Guy to Visct. Falkland to deliver the tallies in your hands for 5,023l. 7s. 2d. for the quarters of the Sick and Wounded at Rochester, Chatham and Stroode, to Richard Gibson, to whom the Treasury Lords have desired the Navy Commissioners to give an imprest for the same. Out Letters (General) VI, p. 283.
Same to Mr. Hubbald to attend the Treasury Lords on Tuesday on behalf of Sir Geo. Wharton. Ibid, p. 284.
Same to the Auditors of Imprests for a certificate of the arrears of the First Fruits and Tenths due at Christmas last. Ibid.
July 13. Henry Guy to Mr. Frowd to attend the Treasury Lords next Tuesday morning at the hearing of Visct. Massereene on his petition concerning the lands of Mountjoy in Ireland. Out Letters (General) VI, p. 285.
Same to Aaron Lawson, one of the Customers of Boston port. Inform the Treasury Lords whether you have paid into the Exchequer or to Mr. Hodges the 79l. 1s. 4½d. which remained in your hands some time since, of coinage duty money. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Whitfeld. The Treasury Lords are informed that the bailiffs of liberties who set up a title to part of the fines set in the Court of King's Bench have prevailed with you to obstruct the passing of the Coroner's account, by refusing to deliver a copy of the charge according to the course used in the Exchequer. You are forthwith to deliver to Mr. Wallinger the abstract of the said Coroner's account so that same may be passed and the pretences of the bailiffs adjusted. Ibid.
Same to Lord Hunsdon. The Treasury Lords think it reasonable that you pay to Capt. Forthe half his debt of 61l. 11s. 0d. out of the 125l. which is now ordered to be paid to you and the remainder out of the next payment which shall be made upon your pension. Ibid.
The Treasury Lords to the Duke of Ormonde. The Ordnance officers have received a letter from their agent in Ireland intimating the exceptions that are made in the payment of the moneys for the [Ordnance] stores formerly sent into Ireland. Said exceptions are to the rates set upon the stores and the charges relating to same. The officers of Ordnance affirm that the prices are the same as the original prices given for those sort of stores by agreement and contract in their office when first brought in and that the [Privy] Council of Ireland augmented the same by setting a greater value upon them than was estimated by the office and that besides freight and exchange of money the King is engaged to pay land and water carriage and other charges for the arms and ammunition. The King and Council here [in London] have appointed those moneys [the price of said stores] for carrying on several fortifications in this kingdom for the present year which are already contracted for and in hand and the disappointment of the said moneys or any part thereof will put a stop to all proceedings in those works and be a very great prejudice. We therefore earnestly desire you to cause the payment thereof, the rather because same are payable out of moneys arising by the suspensions [of pensions etc.] and must, we conceive, have been paid for otherwise if his Majesty had applied those [suspension] moneys as formerly to some other services in England. Ibid, p. 286.
Henry Guy to the Auditors of Imprests to forthwith make a charge to May 31 last of all sums received by Sir Jon. James and partners from the time they went out of their offices; with the remain of money then in their hands and interest for all the said sums since received. Ibid, p. 287.
July 13. Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue as follows out of such Excise money as is directed to be paid into the Exchequer this week, viz.: Disposition Book II, p. 85.
to Mr. Johnson for the Forces 2,000
more to ditto for offreckonings 2,000
to me [Guy] for secret service in part of 5,000l. 200
to Duke of Southampton 400l., Duke of Grafton 200l., and Earl of Northumberland 200l. 800
to me [Guy] for secret service in part of 908l. 200
to Mr. John Darcy, executor of Lady Mary Howard 200
to Somerset Fox, esq. 225
to Sir William Killigrew 125
to Sir Stephen Fox for secret service, being intended for the Earl of Lichfield 200
Mris. Eleanor Gwynne 250
Money warrant for 225l. to Somerset Fox for three quarters to Lady day last on his annuity. Money Book III, p. 106.
Same for 5,659l. 8s. 3d. to Richard Kent and Charles Duncombe for 6 per cent. interest and several allowances of [gratuity or] reward for last June 24 quarter [on moneys by them lent and advanced for his Majesty's service] as by an account thereof stated by Auditor Anthony Stephens and allowed by the Treasury Lords the 14th inst.: to be paid out of money of the Customs which is to be paid into the Exchequer for that purpose. (Money order dated July 14 hereon.) Ibid, p. 107. Order Book XXXVIII, p. 233.
July 14. Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt for a certificate what money has been paid into the Exchequer by each particular Receiver of the forfeitures of Popish Recusants and the times when, from their first constitution to this day. Send this to the Treasury Lords by Monday next. Out Letters (General) VI, p. 285.
July 18. Royal warrant to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal for a grant to Henry, Earl of Clarendon, William Chiffinch and Martin Folkes of the office of one of the two searchers at Gravesend with a moiety of all forfeitures; said office being now void and in the King's hand; the King having by patent of 1667, Aug. 28, granted to Francis (afterwards Sir Francis) Leek the said office in reversion after Thomas Chiffinch the elder, and to Thomas Chiffinch the younger, the like office in reversion after his said father and said Leek. Said Chiffinch the elder died about Nov. last and said Leek died about June 16 last "and the said Tho. Chiffinch the younger not intending the exercise of the said office but from the death of the said Sir Francis Leeke altogether neglecting the same" which neglect was enquired into by Commission dated Westminster, July 12 inst. directed to Aaron Pengrey (Pingry) and Andrew Card. et al. which inquisition the 13 July found that said Chiffinch, junr., was about 13 years of age and never entered into the said office but withdrew himself from it and neglected the execution thereof and by reason thereof forfeited same. The present grantees are to hold said office during the life of said Thomas Chiffinch the younger in as ample manner as same has been held heretofore by John Robinson, Robt. Robinson, Tho. Chiffinch, the elder, and Sir Francis Leeke. On the death of the present grantees the said office is hereby to be granted to said Thomas Chiffinch, junr., to be exercised by him or by approved deputy. King's Warrant Book VIII, pp. 207–10.
July 18. Money order for 10l. to William Parkes, Porter of the Receipt, for half a year to June 24 last for his attendance at the gate of the said Receipt for the better securing of his Majesty's treasure and for attendance upon the officers there. Order Book XXXVIII, p. 236.
Henry Guy [to the Customs Commissioners] to send to Sir Allen Apsley's house in St. James's Square six chests directed to said Apsley for the Duke of York: and for the Customs officer to open them there. Out Letters (General) VI, p. 287.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 2,500l. and 200l. more to the Privy Purse out of money now in the Exchequer advanced upon the Wine Licence revenue. The remainder of that money being 1,245l. is to be reserved for the Treasury Lords' disposal. Disposition Book II, p. 86.
July 19. Money warrant for 1,726l. 14s. 2d. to Nicholas Johnson for interest and reward to July 1 inst. for several sums of money by him advanced and lent for his Majesty's service as by the account thereof stated by Auditor Anthony Stephens and allowed by the Treasury Lords this day. (Money order dated July 23 hereon.) Money Book III, p. 107. Order Book XXXVIII, p. 237.
Same for 1,600l. each to Robert Spencer and John Strode for the four years ended 1674, Christmas, on a salary or allowance of 400l. per an. each for their labour and pains in the management of the revenue of Four and a Half per cent. at Barbados: as by the privy seal of 1678–9, Mar. 19: to be satisfied by tallies on said Robert Spencer and Sir Charles Wheeler and said John Strode on the moneys payable from them to the King on their account of the said revenue for the seven years ended 1677, Christmas. (Money order dated July 23 hereon.) Money Book III, p. 107, Order Book XXXVIII, p. 238.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Cashier to pay 12l. 10s. 0d. to Timothy Thornbury for 1680, Christmas quarter, on his salary as collector of the duty on leather etc. London port. Money Book III, p. 109.
Same to the Receipt for the payment of the money order of 1671, Oct. 9, for 2,100l. to Barbara Strickland (relict of Walter Strickland and afterwards Lady Dalton, ut supra, pp. 150,219) as by the privy seal of 1671, June 20 [see supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. III, pp. 933–4]. Payment is hereby to be made on the copy of said order, the original having been lost. Memorandums are to be made in the books of the Exchequer for said original to be cancelled if found. Order Book XXXVIII, pp. 234–5.
Prefixing: (a) copy of said order No. 236, dated 1671, Oct. 9, being for 1,800l. for arrears of said Walter Strickland's pension and 300l. for the money returned by Mangy, a goldsmith, who was protected against said Strickland's prosecution.
(b) Treasury warrant dated 1671 [sic] June 27, for the abovesaid order to be registered on the fee farms.
(c) Affidavit by Robert Hilton of New Inn, co. Middlesex, that he being employed by John Wycliffe (executor of John Wycliffe, esq., his father, lately deceased, one of the securities of said Walter Strickland) as his solicitor to prosecute the passing of said Strickland's accounts in the Exchequer has made search for the original of said order No. 236 but could not find same; and that Mr. Frankland one of the Attorneys of the Exchequer, wrote to Lady Dalton at her house near Richmond in York-shire to send up all papers relating to her said husband's employment as Receiver of Assessments for co. Yorks which she did, but all she sent was a copy of said order and of the abovesaid privy seal on which it was based and some other papers little relating thereto.
July 19. Henry Guy [to the Ordnance Commissioners] to report to the Treasury Lords on the petition of Francis Millanese, prefixed, shewing that Sir Tho. Clutterbuck's lady some time since pawned and engaged five brass guns for the sum of 3,000 dollars and that said lady and her husband are also debtors to petitioner for stores furnished to his Majesty's ships amounting, together with the aforesaid sum, to 18,454 dollars "without which credit his Majesty's ships would have been very often disappointed as the several commanders will testify": further that the Ordnance Commissioners have an account with said Clutterbuck upon which there is due to him about 3,000l. for the stores delivered to him by petitioner; nevertheless the Ordnance Commissioners require the delivery of the said guns with reimbursement to petitioner of the said 3,000 dollars so that petitioner is in danger not only of losing that but also of being defrauded by said Clutterbuck of the residue of his debt to his ruin. Out Letters (General). p. 287.
Treasury reference to Mr. Burton of the petition of Tho. Hetherington, Owen Murphy and William FitzGerald (on a reference thereof from the King in Council dated Hampton Court, 1681, May 5, to the Treasury Lords): said petitioners shewing that they went into the Provinces of Munster and Ulster for several witnesses for his Majesty touching the plot etc.; that they now desire leave to return home [to Ireland] but not having received any money of his Majesty since they came into the city [of London] they are in great straights and know not how to get home: therefore pray some consideration for their charges in Ireland and to satisfy their debts contracted during their stay here [in England]. Ibid, p. 288
Memorandum: the said Owen Murphy has unknown to the other two petitioners received several considerable sums of money upon his own account etc.
Henry Guy to Mr. Ashmole and Mr. Brewer to certify the Treasury Lords what money has been paid out of the Excise to Sir Jon. James and partners since 1679, Lady day. Ibid.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue as follows out of such Excise money as is directed to be paid into the Exchequer viz.: Disposition Book II, p. 86.
to Mr. Johnson for the Forces 2,000
ditto for offreckonings 2,000
to me [Guy] for secret service in part of 5,000l. 200
to the Cofferer of the Household 2,000
July 19. Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of John Blount for a commission to seize uncustomed and prohibited goods. Reference Book I, p. 303
Same to Mr. Graham of the petition of William Okey, shewing that he is no Roman Catholic but that by reason of his great age and infirmities he has not been at church these three months and that hereupon process has issued out of the Exchequer for levying 20l. per month upon him and two third parts of his estate. Prays consideration and pity. Hereupon said Graham is to certify whether petitioner be inserted in any of the lists [of Recusants] upon which prosecution is directed. Ibid.
Same to same of John Richardson's petition shewing that he has made discovery of great sums of money belonging to priests and Jesuits and is still going on to perfect said discovery but is not able to subsist, having a sick wife: therefore prays charity. Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Sir Rich. Hart, kt., mayor of Bristol, on behalf of himself and the body of merchants of that city shewing that "those of this city" [London] have a fifth part allowed them for tare for sugars whereas petitioners hitherto had but one sixth part: therefore praying the like favour. Ibid, p. 304.
Same to the Mint Commissioners of the petition of Jon. and Phillip Roettiers shewing that they have disbursed several sums of money in paying workmen and buying necessary tools for above this twelve-month, but for want of repayment of that [money] and of half a year's salary they can no longer make such provision for the Mint: therefore pray payment and also for the arrears of their brother's part. Ibid.
Same to same of the petition of Sir Henry Butler shewing that by certain articles of agreement between Sir William Parkhurst, kt., and Sir Anthony St. Ledger, kt., late Warden of the Mint, there is due to Ann Butler, petitioner's daughter, 50l. out of the salary of said St. Ledger, "that there is now due to Sir Anthony and the petitioner's said daughter 100l. or thereabouts": therefore praying that the Mint Commissioners may pay 50l. to his daughter out of the arrears of said salary. In the margin: cancelled 1681–2, Feb. 12. Ibid.
Same to same of the petition of Mary Willis, widow, shewing that about eight years since her husband recovered in the King's Bench a judgment of 78l. 17s. 7d. against William Taylieur, gent., for diet, schooling and money laid out for clothes for him; that her said husband died about six years since leaving five children: prays that Taylieure may be obliged to pay or left liable to the due course of law. In the margin: cancelled 1681–2, Feb. 12. Ibid, p. 305.
July 19. Treasury reference to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands of the petition of Thomas Saunders for a new lease of a tenement in the manner of Shippon, co. Berks, belonging to the Duchy of Cornwall at the rent of 3l. 6s. 8d. Reference Book I, p. 305.
Same to Sir Richd. Mason, Bartholomew Fillingham and Serj Ramsev [Agents for Taxes], of the petition of Mr. Adderly, shewing that he is a prisoner in the King's Bench at the King's suit as surety for Ralph Hollenshed, late Receiver General of the last tax for co. Chester, that in Trinity term last petitioner was before the Treasury Lords and satisfied them of his insolvency by certificate from the Gentlemen of Staffordshire and that if granted his liberty he could discover estate enough of Francis Hollenshed, another of said sureties and himself concerned in the said Receivership, whereupon the Treasury Lords dispensed "with his then present releasement [confinement]" and armed him with process by which he had at his own charge seized the Hollenshed's estate, notwithstanding which he is remanded to prison and there lies for the said debt. Prays release, Francis Hollinshed being more properly the debtor and having estate to pay. Ibid, p. 306.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to employ Henry Hudson as Collector of Customs in Albemarle county in Carolina loco Robert Holden. Out Letters (Customs) VIII, pp. 1, 2.
Joseph Ash as weighing porter, London port loco Jeremy Ward, dismissed.
John Swetland and Richard Sprake as tidesman and boatmen in Lyme port for the reasons as in the Customs Commissioners presentment of the 12th inst.
William Nuthall as tidesman and boatman at Lynn Regis loco Nicholas Moore, who declines same.
John Fairfield as waiter at Poulton loco William Campbell.
John Lambe as waiter at Bricklesea [Brightlingsea] loco John Corens, lately deceased.
James Feswick as waiter at Lytham in Poulton port loco Thomas Wilson.
Daniel Stimpson as tidesman at Boston loco Daniell Dolton, deceased.
Same to the Clerk of the Pipe for a lease to John Mitton of Melton Mowbray, of the following lands and tenements part of the estate of Peter Sergeant, head collector of the Hundred of Framland, co. Leicester, being seized into the King's hands for the debt of 726l. 15s. 0d. by him owing to the King as part of the 732l. 15s. 0d. moneys by him received for the Eighteen Months'-Assessment of 13 Car. II. viz.: a messuage in Melton Mowbray of the value of 50s. per an., a pasture ibid. called L'Home Close, near said messuage, of the value of 20s. per an., a close called Oliver's Close, containing five acres, of the value of 50s. per an., a Close called Dovecoate Close, containing four acres, of the value of 40s. per an., and three separate parcels of land, containing six acres, of the value of 40s. per an.: all which were seized upon an inquisition taken at Hinckley, co. Leicester, 1673, Oct. 10, before William Woolaston, sheriff of Leicester. Memorandum (dated 1680, June 24, and signed by Jo. Tayleur, deputy Treasurer's Remembrancer): the said premises were seized for the same debt by an inquisition taken 1671. Oct. 5, at the yearly value of 60s.; and by another inquisition taken 1672, April 15, at the yearly value of 9l. 10s. 0d.; and by another inquisition taken 1672, and by another inquisition taken 1672, Oct. 4, at the value of 9l. 10s. 0d. Warrants not Relating to Money VIII, pp. 356b–7b, 360–1.
The consideration for the present grant is that the said Mitton procured John Berkley, esq. by writing dated June 22 last, to release and discharge the King of 300l. part of an arrear due upon said Berkley's pension of 120l. per an. The present grant to be at the rental of 20d. per an. to the King. (A previous entry dated July 12 of this warrant is struck through.)
July 19. Treasury warrant to the Clerk of the Pipe for a lease to William Urwen of the pits and mines of coal within the fields and precincts of Bebside and Cowpen, co. Northumberland, for 31 years from date thereof: with all powers etc. as in the last lease thereof (with several salt pans and other things) to David Errington, gent.: at the rent of 3l. 6s. 8d. per an. and a tenth part of the clear yearly profit of said coal mines, to be accompted for annually upon oath before the auditor of said county: the lessee to do his best endeavour at his own cost to dig for, draw off the water and recover the said coal works within seven years next ensuing. Warrants not Relating to Money VIII, pp. 363–6.
Prefixing: (a) particular and memorandum, by Auditor Aldworth dated 1681, July 4, of the premises, including two salt pans and "vnle Colepit" the mines late in the tenure of John Benson and the salt pans and "vnle Colepit" late in the tenure of Cuthbert Robinson and the licence of two salt pits there late in the tenure of Cuthbert Redhead, except a salt pit or "Le Pann" in Cowpen late in the tenure of John Preston, as by patent of 1636, Mar. 29, granted to David Errington for 21 years from Lady day then next ensuing.
(b) ratal dated July 8 by the Surveyor General of Crown Lands of said particular.
(c) Entry of the Treasury Lords' signature dated 1681, Oct. 13, of the docquet of this lease.
Report to the King from the Treasury Lords on a draft of a royal letter for passing a grant to Mr. Dodwell for the erecting of his estate into a manor with other usual privileges; the said draft having been sent from the Duke of Ormonde to Sir Leoline Jenkins with a request for same to be recommended to his Majesty. Out Letters (Ireland) II, pp. 179–183.
The said draft being referred to the Treasury Lords from the King at Hampton Court, 1681, May 19, the said Lords hereby report thereon: We have considered this draft of a letter to be sent by your Majesty to the Duke of Ormonde and do concur with his Grace therein.
Prefixing: said draft. Henry Dodwell of Grange, co. Roscommon, has and is still endeavouring to bring several Protestant families together. The creation of the lands as follows into a manor with privileges as follows would much encourage and promote an English plantation there. At his suit therefore it is hereby granted that the town and lands of Grange alias Grange Dodwell, Coolygary, Miltowne alias Milltowne Dodwell, Ballyglass, Killnavollaghen, Milltownwood, Glanreagh, Sevenanar, Shanballinemodagh, Kilkare, Shanbally Symon alias Shanbally Shenan, Leghanbrack, Lisrockeda, Derryduncahill, Cornelee, Gortnegallagh, Shantallymtmanus, Lissirocaghelan alias Lissincallune, Carrowmore, Carrowkeele, Tubberbredy, Gortnecassagh, Rowerkelly, Ballybrogan, Carrowlessan, Carrowkeele, Letrym, Slukincurra, Dowarty, Gortnedrehil, Carrolin, Lisneheirk, Glanemeltoge, Lismeighy, Cloone Ikearane, Ballymtgillecline, Aghoweriny, Aghaclogher, Carrowclogher, Curraghnegoole, Cloonecallane, Killanoan, Carrowgarrow, Carrowskeagh, Carrowkeele, Carrow Rory alias Carrowmullingeehy, Carne, Rathlena, Lisseparsons, part of Carroward, Lisseflinne, Rockans, Carrick, Shralea, Turrocke, Lissewilliam, Garrinport, part of Kilbane and Tulleneeny (all which said lands lie in the baronies of Athlone, Roscommon and Ballintober and in co. Roscommon), Tourego, Lisnerower, Carrownecaldry, Carrowcashell, Gerb, Rey, Rosse, Belfirst alias Belfarsist, Knocknehur, Carrowdooghy, Carrownegarke, Knockroe, Knocknarrow, (all the said last named lying in the baronies of Tirrerrill, Carbury and Tireragh in co. Sligo), containing in all about 8,000 acres, be erected into one entire manor to be called by the name of Milltown Dodwell: and that it be lawful to said Dodwell and his heirs to set apart 500 acres for demesne lands: and to grant, enleoff and alien so much of the remain as he and they think fit as of the said manor (notwithstanding the statute Quia emptores or any other statute in force in Ireland): and to have and hold in the said manor a court leet and view of frankpledge and a court in the nature of a court baron before a seneschal to be appointed by him: the court leet and view of Frankpledge to be kept twice every year and the seneschal to have jurisdiction to enquire of all felonies, trespasses, deceipts, nuisances and other causes whatsoever arising in said manor; and the court baron to be held as often as said Dodwell or his heirs shall think fit and the seneschal to have full power to hold pleas in the said court in all actions of debt, covenants, trespasses, accounts, contracts, detinues and all other causes usually determined in any court baron wherein the debt does not exceed 40s., he and his heirs taking to their own use the fines etc. arising therefrom: and to be enabled to inclose and impark 500 acres in said manor for a park for deer etc.: and to have all waifs, strays, felons goods, goods of fugitives, deodands and free warrens in said manor: and to have power to hold a court of record within said manor at such times and places as he think fit before his seneschal, who shall have power to hold cognizance of pleas in any personal action for any sum not exceeding 10l.
July 20. Privy seal dormant 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 his royal sign manual. (Royal warrant dated July 7 for said privy seal.) King's Warrant Book VIII, p. 199.
Report to the King from the Treasury Lords concerning the matter of the Earl of Ranelagh and his partners [in the undertaking concerning the payment of the establishments of Ireland]. Pursuant to the Order in Council of the 14th inst. we did on Saturday last meet at the Treasury Chamber in Whitehall and did then take into consideration the matter (relating to the Earl of Ranelagh and his partners) contained in a letter of the 30th of June last sent from the Duke of Ormonde and the [Privy] Council of Ireland, as likewise the account of the said Earl's and partners' whole undertaking; and also the appeal of said Earl and Mr. Stepney and the exceptions therein contained, and likewise we heard the said Earl thereon. In our judgment, from the nature of the appeal and the exceptions, the said matters are more proper to be determined in Ireland than in London. And we humbly offer that the present stop of process against the said Earl and Mr. Stepney which was directed by your Majesty's letter of May 30 last be forthwith taken off so that process relating to the said account may go on in Ireland according to law. Out Letters (Ireland) II, p. 184.
Memorandum: this letter was delivered without [the Treasury Lords'] names and [was] to be signed [by the said Lords] at Windsor.