Entry Book: February 1682, 16-28

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February 1682

Date. Nature and Substance of the Entry. Reference.
Feb. 16. Treasury warrant to the same to employ John Illing as a watchman, London port loco Thomas Wright, who is willing to resign. Out Letters (Customs) VIII, pp. 53, 54, 55.
John Wakefield as a watchman, ibid. loco Edward Long.
Thomas Carpenter as surveyor at Barking loco William Tillyeard, deceased.
Joseph Bernard as boatman at Plymouth loco John Wyat, lately deceased. In the margin cancelled 4 Sept., 1682.
Peter Browne, a tidesman extraordinary to be a tidesman in fee, London port loco Francis Knipe, lately deceased. (Entry misdated Feb. 10.)
George Draper, a same, to be a same, ibid. loco Francis Leicester, preferred to be a landwaiter at Bristol.
Theoph[ilus] Read, a same, to be a same, ibid.
William Beckingham, a same, to be a same, ibid.
Abraham Applebury, a same, to be a same, ibid.
Tho. Gibbs, a tidesman extraordinary, to be a tidesman in fee, London port.
Eras[mus] Evans, a same, to be a same, ibid.
William Wood, a same, to be a same, ibid.
John Mitchell and John Wood, as watermen in the Blackwall boat to be applied to the service of tidesurveyors with 20l. per an. addition to their salary of 40l. per an.
Tho. Rose as boatman at King's Lynn loco John Ebden, lately dismissed.
William Cole and John Gurnett as watermen for the new boat to be established for the tidesurveyors at Gravesend at the salary of 60l. per an.
Richard Benett as a tidesman, Bideford port loco Bartholomew Royzer, lately dismissed. In the margin: cancelled 4 Sept., 1682.
Phillip Harrison and William Dickenson as boatmen, Hull port, in addition to the establishment there with 20l. per an. each.
Feb. 16. Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners, ratifying the agreement made by the Customs Commissioners with the merchants at Lynn for 8s. a quarter [duty to be paid] for the rye imported there, touching which a trial was intended this last term upon an information exhibited by the Attorney General. In the margin: cancelled 10 Dec., 1682. Out Letters (Customs) VIII, p. 55.
Same to Sir William Fermer, William Harbord, Surveyor General of Crown Lands, Henry Fermer, Thomas Agarr and Charles Strode, and Samuel Rolt to view the timber (not being timber suitable for shipbuilding) which may conveniently be sold for seven years to come in the coppices within Whittlewood and Salcey Forests. Warrants not Relating to Money IX, p. 42.
Report to the King from the Treasury Lords on the petition of Thomas Gilby, druggist, as by the order of reference from the King dated Dec. 7 last, concerning gum seneca shipped in the Susan and Mary during the six months' licence to import gum seneca as granted by the order in Council of 1680, May 10, but which arrived seven days after the expiry of said six months. The Customs Commissioners have reported hereon Jan. 24 last that same was seized by Stephen Chuseman. 1680, Nov. 17, same having been shipped at Amsterdam 1680, Nov. 3, which was seven days within said limit, so that the goods might have arrived in time but for contrary winds. Ibid, p. 43.
Same to same from same on the petition of Margaret Walter, alias Thicknesse, concerning the royal letter of 1678, June 10, to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, which ordered the passing to her of some lands of the value of 22l. per an. in compensation for houses in Ross, of which lands she has only gained 11l. per an. and therefore desiring a grant to Sir Richard Buckley for her use of a discovery which she can make of 15l. per an. in rents. Hereon the Treasury Lords report advising that it be referred to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland. Ibid, p. 44.
Money warrant for 1,000l. to Henry Guy for secret service, without account: for 1681, Lady day quarter, on the 4,000l. per an. to him for three years for secret service, as by the privy seal of 1681, Nov. 24. (Money order dated Feb. 16 hereon.) Money Book III, p. 246, Order Book XXXVIII. p. 284.
Feb. 16. Money warrant for 3,000l. to Baptist May, Keeper of the Privy Purse, as imprest for the provision of gold for his Majesty's use in healing. (Money order dated Feb. 17 hereon.) Money Book III, p. 247, Order Book XXXVIII, p. 284.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Cashier to pay 69l. 3s. 4d. to Sir Nicholas Crisp for 1681, June 24 quarter, on his salary as collector outwards, London port. Money Book III, p. 247.
Money warrant for 10,000l. to Edward Griffin, esq., Treasurer of the Chamber, as imprest for the service of his Office. (Money order dated Feb. 21 hereon.) Ibid, p. 247. Order Book XXXVIII, p. 285.
Henry Guy to George Benion, esq. You have lately received at the Exchequer 75l. for last Christmas quarter as Comptroller of the Great Wardrobe and have not paid any part thereof to Mr. Newport, late Comptroller. You are to pay him what is his share thereof for the time he remained in office. Out Letters (General) VI, p. 410.
Same to the Navy Commissioners to appoint an assistant to the gentlemen (Sir William Farmer, bart., William Harbord, Henry Farmer, Tho. Agarr, Cha. Strode, [Samuel] Rolt), who are nominated by the Treasury Lords to view the timber in Whittlewood and Salcey forests. Ibid, p. 411.
Same to the Solicitor General to attend the Treasury Lords on Saturday morning next. (The like to Mr. Sheridan to attend them with a scheme "of what you think the persons you mentioned to their Lordships will bid for in their proposals for a farm of the revenues in Ireland.") Ibid.
Feb. 18. Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue as follows out of such Customs money as is directed to be paid into the Exchequer this week, viz.: Disposition Book II, p. 124.
to me [Guy] for secret service in part of 4,000l. per an. 1,000
to the Privy Purse for healing gold 700
for the ordinary service of the Privy Purse 3,300
to me [Guy] for secret service on the general privy seal 1,000
Same to same to issue as follows out of such Excise money as is directed to be this week paid into the Exchequer, viz.:
to Mr. Johnson for the Forces 2,000
to ditto for off-reckonings 2,000
to me [Guy] for secret service in part of 5,000l. 200
for the ministers in the Isle of Man 100
Money order for 5,000l. to Henry Guy for secret service without account, being for half a year to Christmas last on the 20,000l. per an. for three years as by the privy seal of 1679, June 30 [on which 20,000l. per an. only 10,000l. is to be paid, ut supra, p. 68]. Order Book XXXVIII, p. 285.
Feb. 18. Treasury warrant to the Customs Cashier to pay 16l. 16s. 0d. to Thomas Kifford, John Spicer, Samll. Brewster and William Ballow, the present ushers of the Exchequer for three years to Easter last on the ancient fees and rewards of 5l. 12s. 0d. heretofore paid to the said ushers at Easter by the customers of the [out]ports of England and Wales upon their delivering in their first half year's books (over and above such fees as they receive of the said Customers when they deliver their said books into the Exchequer.) Money Book III, p. 248.
Treasury direction to the Customs Commissioners to observe an order in Council as follows: Out Letters (Customs) VIII, p. 56.
Appending: said order of the King in Council, dated Whitehall, Feb. 10 inst., granting the request of the East India Company for liberty to ship out by free cocquet 20 demi-cannon and 20 mortar pieces of iron for the use of the Sultan of Bantam.
Henry Guy to same to grant the privilege desired by Sir Richard Edscombe of unlading vessels at the quay of Stonehouse. Ibid.
Treasury reference to the same of Tho. Carpenter's petition for a place as King's waiter, Bristol port loco one of the three waiters dismissed, petitioner having had more than two years since a grant thereof passed as far as the privy seal. Reference Book I, p. 563.
Same to the Surveyor General of the petition of Sir Edward Phillipps for a lease for three lives of the royalty and benefit of the fair held once a year in Stoke under Hamdon which at this time affords no benefit to the King, petitioner living near to the said manor and being willing to preserve the royalty and to give some encouragement to the said fair that the same may be ordered in a regular way and some advantage may accrue thereby to the King; petitioner's ancestors having been stewards of the said manor and several other manors in co. Somerset and having enjoyed the said royalty. Further petitioner prays leave to erect a small house on the common in the said manor to make use of at the mustering of a regiment of the Militia Foot of which he is colonel. Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Richard Wynne and Paine concerning their dismissal for dereliction in their attending the delivery of two small vessels from Sewell [Seville] in Spain, viz., in the delivery of wine belonging to Mr. Loads, a merchant. Ibid, pp. 564–5.
Same to same of the petition of John Walker for a landwaiter's place in Liverpool, having been a landwaiter in Ireland and now out of employment. Ibid, p. 565.
Same to the Wine Licence Commissioners of the petition of Mr. Christian, praying some consideration, he having been dispossessed of his patent as a Wine Licence Commissioner, he having paid 40l. for passing his said patent and 10l. for defending same and 50l. for fitting and keeping a large house for the Office: petitioner having given no just cause of being turned out. Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Joseph Troite for a deputation and writ of assistance for making Customs seizures. Ibid, pp. 566, 567, 568.
John Gelson's petition for a place as tidesurveyor or landwaiter, London port.
James Dyer's petition for a noontender's place London port, loco Richard Stoutley, deceased.
Edward Bostock's petition for the same place loco said Stoutley.
William Alford's petition for a tidewaiter's place, London port.
William Tayler's petition for a tidewaiter's place, Liverpool port.
William Harrison's petition for a deputy searcher's or coastwaiter's place, London port.
William Winford's petition for a landwaiter's place, [London port,] being a great sufferer for the King and bred a merchant, but having had great losses.
Tho. Foley's petition for extraordinary commissions to be granted to Samuell Peyton, William Martin, Tho. Gilbert, George Curtis, John Williams, and Daniel Elwell for seizing iron wire imported contrary to law.
Feb. 18. Treasury reference to the Surveyor General of Woods, Trent South, of the petition of Gilbert Jones, lately appointed [woodward] in [East and West Hainault] walk in [Waltham] Forest for the [felling of] timber in King's Grove, Queen's Grove and Shackman's Grove in said walks for the fencing of said groves, which are very well planted with thriving timber. Reference Book I, p. 568.
Same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of William Daydon, a working goldsmith in London, now out of employment by reason of the decay [of] trade and praying a tidesman's place, London port. Ibid.
Henry Guy to Mr. Roberts. Inform the Treasury Lords how the [Irish Revenue] contractors intend to pay the 282,000l. for the year ending 1682, May 1, Tangier being victualled from England and the number of ships agreed on not being set out. Out Letters (General) VI, p. 412.
Feb. 20. Royal warrant to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal for a grant to Hugh Chudleigh, Richard Prowse and Bartholomew Fillingham of the office of Clerk of the Pipe: to be held [in trust for and] during the life of Hugh, Lord Clifford: loco Sir Robert Croke, deceased: the King having by great seal of 1673, July 30, granted said office to said Lord in reversion and the said Lord having now petitioned for the present great seal. King's Warrant Book VIII, p. 332.
Same to the Treasury Lords to discharge the seizure of several pieces of Eight to the value of 128l., belonging to Albion Howell, same being (upon his going to Gravesend to take ship in order to his going to sea) seized for non-entry, petitioner being ignorant of the use and practice in such cases: the Customs Commissioners having reported the 10th inst. that by former laws the exportation of bullion is straightly prohibited under pain of forfeiture, but by the Act of Trade of 15 Car. II. liberty is given to export the same on first making entry thereof in the Custom House and not otherwise, and that in this case there can be no question of loss of custom or duty thereon in regard it is provided by the said Act that no duty, custom, poundage or fee shall be paid for such foreign coin exported. (Treasury warrant dated Feb. 25 hereon accordingly to the Customs Commissioners.) Ibid, p. 333. Out Letters (Customs) VIII, pp. 61–2.
Feb. 20. Money order for 20l. each to John Low (Lowe) and Mathew Lister, gent., Deputy Chamberlains of the Receipt of the Exchequer; being for Michaelmas and Hilary terms, 1681, on their allowance of 40l. per an. each as an additional increase of his fee in respect of his extra service in sorting and ordering the records as well foreign as domestic remaining in the Treasury [of the Receipt] at Westminster. Order Book XXXVIII. p. 286.
Henry Guy to Sir Peter Killigrew. Bring your accounts [of the receipt of the revenues of the Duchy of Cornwall] to the Treasury Lords forthwith. Out Letters (General) VI, p. 412.
Same to Dr. Barbon. You have made no return to my letter of the 18th inst. If you do not come to the Treasury Lords to-morrow morning about the despatch [of the sale] of Well Close they will come to some other resolution in that affair. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Hooker et al. executors of Mr. Tregegle to pay forthwith into the Exchequer the balance of said Tregeagle's account as late Receiver of the Duchy of Cornwall, otherwise process will issue. Ibid.
Feb. 21. Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners. Upon Tho. Foley's complaint against the importation of iron wire, being a prohibited commodity, the King formerly issued a proclamation for putting the law in execution against the importation of the same and directed the destruction of his Majesty's part of seizures thereof. Afterwards on the representation of said Foley the King issued an order dated 1680, Nov. 19, on which the Customs Commissioners reported 1680, Dec. 16, on which the Treasury order of 1680–1, Jan. 17, was issued, ut supra, p. 9. Samll. Clarke, the surveyor of the King's warehouse, London port, who was intrusted in the transportation of the wire in pursuance of the said order, has certified that upon Feb. 15 last there remained in the warehouse ten tons of iron wire which was recovered this last Hilary term in the Exchequer Court, one moiety whereof belongs to the King, the other to said Foley, who has purchased the same of the seizers. Foley desires that said ten tons may be exported to a foreign market. It is hereby ordered that said ten tons be transported by said Clarke, tallies being first struck in the Exchequer for the appraised value of the King's part thereof. Such report will prevent the vending thereof in England and is to be customs free. Out of the proceeds Clarke is to be allowed six per cent. for his charges and care, Foley is to be repaid his charges in the seizure, the money to be paid for the seizure's moiety and 50l. towards the maintenance of a qualified person to be procured by him to officiate as minister and schoolmaster for instructing the poor people and their children who are the English manufacturers at Tintern and Whitebrook in Monmouthshire and the residue of the proceed for such charitable uses as shall be signified by the Treasury Lords. Clarke to render an account hereof. The Treasury Lords intend the like instructions for future seizures or, in the alternative, to go back to the Treasury order of 1679, June 11, ut supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. VI, p. 89, grounded on the Order in Council of 1679, June 9, for the destruction of such iron wire. Out Letters (Customs) VIII, pp. 57–60.
Feb. 21. Money warrant for 455l. and 451l. 7s. 6d. to Sir Gabriel Silvius, kt., late Envoy Extraordinary to the Dukes of Luneburg, Brunswick etc. being respectively for a quarter's ordinary to 1680, Dec. 5, and for a bill of extraordinaries in that service as allowed, 1680–1, Feb. 25, by Secretary Jenkins after deduction of 21l. 19s. 6d. in the first article of the said bill for Exchequer fees. (Money order dated Feb. 25 hereon.) Money Book III, p. 248. Order Book XXXVIII, p. 286.
Same for 50l. to John Collins, gent., for one year to 1679, Sept. 29, on his annuity or pension. (Money order dated Feb. 25 hereon.) Money Book III, p. 249. Order Book XXXVIII, p. 286.
Same for 1,423l. 13s. 7d. to Sir Richard Bulstrode, Resident with the Governor of the Spanish Netherlands, for two bills of Extraordinaries. Money Book III, pp. 250–3. Order Book XXXVIII, p. 287.
Appending: said bills (1) for 1678, June 24, to 1679, June 24.
l. s. d.
for post [of] letters. Note: his Majesty's troops being here the foresaid time, all letters for them, especially for the common soldiers, were addressed to me, so that I had some time letters for 40 or 50 shillings a post and was obliged to take them or else the post office would not deliver my own letters 110 14 0
for letters by messengers and paying letters into Germany, Italy etc. 78 11 0
for sending expenses upon extraordinary occasions to Antwerp, Bruges and to the several quarters of our English [Forces] 50 0 0
for several journeys I made to their [the English] quarters and to the camp 30 0 0
for intelligence 100 0 0
for new year's gifts to the officers of the Spanish Court 20 0 0
to charges in striking the tallies [for my salary warrants] of July and Oct., 1678 14 9 0
to ditto on the tally of 365l. 14s. 3d. for extraordinaries 19 0 0
to ditto on the quarters of Jan. and April, 1679 14 9 0
to Mr. Duncomb, eight per cent. for advancing the [money on the] four tallies for the four quarters' pension [sic for ordinary] 72 16 0
to ditto for eight per cent. for discounting the tallies of 365l. for extraordinaries 29 4 0
to the clerks in the Treasury 3 4 6
for 232lbs. of chocolate delivered to Mr. Chiffins for the King at 11s. per £ 127 12 0
for four pieces of Burgundy wine 90 0 0
£759 19 6
(2) Attestation by Johan Morren, notary public at Brussels, in the presence of Ja Kennedy and Edward Bulstrode of Sir R. Bulstrode's swearing to the above account, 1679, Sept. 21.
(3) Allowance by Secretary H. Coventry, dated 1679–80, Jan. 26, of said bill except the items of chocolate and wine, which are referred to the Treasury Lords, being for goods bought.
(4) Similar account for the period 1679, June 24, to 1680, Mar. 25.
l. s. d.
for post [of] letters 96 0 0
for letters by messengers and paying letters into Germany and Italy 60 0 0
for sending expresses upon extraordinary occasions to several places 40 0 0
for extraordinary charges by the continual resort of persons to my house during his Royal Highness [the Duke of York's] residence at Brussels 200 0 0
for intelligence 75 0 0
paid Mr. Puckle by order from Secretary Coventry according to the bill hereunto annexed 47 17 7
[paid by me] to Mr. Duncomb for advancing the four tallies for the quarters of July and Oct., 1678, and Jan. and April, 1679, [and] the former account of extraordinaries from 1678, June 24, to 1679, June 24, being the other year's advance at nine per cent. 81 18 0
for the new year's gifts to the Spanish Court 20 0 0
to Mr. Duncomb for discounting the tallies of the 365l. extraordinaries at nine per cent. for another year 32 15 0
for the [Exchequer] charges of the fees of the quarter['s ordinary] of July, 1679 7 4 6
for discounting it to Mr. Duncombe 52 0 0
for the [Exchequer] fees of the two quarters of Oct., 1679, and Jan., 1680 14 9 0
£727 4 1
(5) Notarial attestation as above, dated Brussels, 1680, May 31, signed by Notary Hieronim De Bruyn, and witnessed by Ed. Bulstrode, Charles Schuermanes, Nicholas Pontarl.
(6) Allowance dated 1680, Dec. 10, by Treasurer Sunderland of said bill save as to the articles for advance of money "which I must leave" to the consideration of the Treasury Lords.
(Money order dated Feb. 22 hereon.)
Feb. 21. Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt. There is now remaining in the Exchequer the following disposeable remains, viz., 37l. 17s. 1d. of Hearthmoney over and above what is intended for payment of a list, 25l. 0s. 3d. of Customs money, 4l. 8s. 4d. of Compositions in the Exchequer, and 201l. 3s. 4d. of Mr. Horneby's loan, or 268l. 9s. 0d. in all. You are hereby to issue thereout 57l. 8s. 0d. to Mr. Seagar, 70l. 11s. 8d. to Mr. Lawrence for the [Trial of the] Pix dinner, 40l. to Mr. Swan, 76l. 13s. 4d. to Mr. Whitfeild, or 244l. 13s. 0d. in all, leaving 23l. 16s. 0d. which is to be reserved for the Treasury Lords' disposal. Disposition Book II, p. 125.
Feb. 23. Henry Guy to the Customs Commissioners to examine the Countess of Longford's [baggage] at her lodgings with a view to her carrying same with her to France. Out Letters (General) VI, p. 413.
Same to same, forwarding the Order of Council as below concerning the ship James and Mary of London. Have you anything to object against Capt. Wetwang's request? Ibid, pp. 413–4.
Appending: (1) Order of the King in Council dated Whitehall, 1681–2, Feb. 8. The Admiralty Lords this day, in pursuance of an order [of reference] of Dec. 30 last reported on the petition of Sir John Wetwang, kt., praying that the ship James and Mary of London (which began to be built in Scotland out of the wreck of an English built ship formerly called the Batchelor but [was] finished here [in England]) might be entered as an English ship. On reading said report it is hereby referred to the Committee for Trade.
(2) Said report from the Admiralty Lords dated Darby House, Feb. 7. We have had said ship strictly surveyed by Sir Jno. Tippetts and Sir Phines Pett and find the materials thereof to be generally timber and plank formerly wrought in the hull of a ship and from the deposition of said Wetwang and John Angus and Jon Cosin and considering how the scantlings of the timber differ from foreign built ships we believe that this ship is originally an English built ship and so far built out of the wreck of the Batchelor of Ipswich as to bring her to London, where the works done and still to be done at her will far exceed half the full value of her "besides the works of the smith, joiner, carver, painter, ropemaker and sailmaker, together with the rigging and anchors remaining of the old ship Batchelor."
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 179l. 14s. 0d. to Justice Warcup out of fines and forfeitures of Popish Recusants now remaining in the Exchequer. Disposition Book II, p. 125.
Same to same. There is now in the Exchequer or shall be paid [in there] 23l. 16s. 0d. of Mr. Horneby's loan, 1,107l. 17s. 4d. of Hearthmoney intended by the Treasury Lords for a list and 3,200l. purchase money of Well Close to be paid by Mr. Bradbury and Mr. Noble. The total hereof being 4,331l. 13s. 4d. is to be issued as follows, viz., 300l. to Lady Philadelphia Wentworth; 125l. to Edwd. Griffin on his annuity of 500l.; 75l. to the executors of Mris. Honora Harding; 50l. to Edwd. Progers; 300l. to the Countess of Newburgh; 250l. to Sir John Lawson's daughters; 75l. to Lord Chandos's daughter; 60l. to Mris. Dyke; 100l. to George Feilding; 125l. to Lady Joane Howard; 125l. to Lady Trevor; 250l. to the Countess of Portland; 60l. to Mris. Anne Goulding; 75l. to Mris. Eliza. Martin; 50l. to Mris. Isabella Bointon; 75l. to Mris. Sophia Stuart; 125l. to Lord Lucas; 25l. to Nicholas Estoll; 25l. to Dr. Gibbons; 20l. to Robert Bertie for Mris. Cocke; 75l. to Mr. Dryden; 500l. to Geo. Dunstan, esq.; 50l. to Mris. Mary and Mris. Sophia Nevill; 20l. to Alice Baggot; 100l. to Lady Stepney; 100l. to Lady Price; 100l. to me [Guy] in part of 380l. [for secret service]; 550l. more [to me Guy for secret service]; 200l. to Mris. Jane Barkly; 60l. to the Pages of the Bedchamber for washing sheets; 50l. to the poor of St. Margarets Westminster; 50l. to King Charles the First's Hospital; 100l. to the poor of St. Martin's; 40l. to the heirs of Sir James Long [on] a perpetuity; 46l. 13s. 4d. to the University of Cambridge [for] two years' perpetuity. Ibid.
Feb. 23. Treasury warrant to the Customs Cashier to pay 331l. 16s. 8d. to Henry Ayloff, King's Remembrancer, for parchment and other blank books etc. detailed for the Customers, Comptrollers and searchers in the outports for the year 1681, Christmas, to 1682, Christmas. Money Book III, pp. 253–4.
The like for 37l. 9s. 4d. for the like blank books for the Surveyor General of Customs, London port, for same year.
Same to same to pay to the said Ayloff 45l. 12s. 0d. due to him and his clerks for passing the outport Customers' accounts for the year ended 1681, Christmas: being heretofore usually paid by the Customers of the said [out] ports of England and Wales. Ibid, p. 254.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to permit the import customs free of the goods of Monsieur Baltasar de Caron, a person of quality and a Protestant come hither with his wife and family upon the encouragement of the King's late Proclamation by reason of the prosecution of the Protestants in France, same being only for his own use and not for sale. None of the said goods are to be of the enumerated commodities of the growth or product of France. Out Letters (Customs) VIII, pp. 60–1.
Appending: schedule of said goods.
Same to same to employ Tho. Frazer, an extraordinary tidesman, London port, as a tidesman in fee loco William Ryman, lately deceased. Ibid, p. 62.
Roger Fairclought as a same, ibid, loco Roger Rigby, dismissed.
Feb. 24. Royal warrant to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal for a grant to Edmond Wyndham and his heirs of all that messuage, tenement or dwelling house and all other the lands, tenements and hereditaments late of William Rogers, alias Hopkins, deceased, situate at Broad Marsh in the parish of Yeovil, co. Somerset, which are escheated by the death of said Rogers without heir. King's Warrant Book VIII, p. 336.
Same to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for any sum or sums not exceeding 1,500l. to Henry Griffith, gent., as imprest for the buying of horses, mares or geldings for the service of the King or Queen for one year next ensuing the date hereof: to be applied to that use by directions of the Commissioners for the office of the Master of the Horse. The privy seal of June 8 last for 1,000l. per an. to John Chetwynd for the like service is hereby made void. (Money warrant dated Mar. 2 hereon. Money order dated Mar. 4 hereon.) Ibid, p. 336. Money Book III, p. 260. Order Book XXXVIII, p. 287.
Same to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal for a grant to Henry, Earl of St. Albans, of a piece of ground as follows and the part of a messuage thereupon with the appurtenances thereto: said ground being 30 feet long and 18 feet deep, parcel of the bailiwick of St. James's in the parish of St. Martins in the Fields and adjoining the Tennis Court House at St. James's, which piece of ground was lately used as a void place for lodging of soil or filth "and upon part thereof, together with other ground which belonged to the said Tennis Court House, there is lately erected a new brick messuage or tenement by Francis Gaultier, merchant, and the rest of the said piece of ground is laid into a yard used with a messuage in the tenure or occupation of the Lady Belasyse"; which said piece of ground with the building thereon doth abutt to the buildings on the ground belonging to the said old Tennis Court House on the east, the street before St. James's House west, St. James's House south, and the said old Tennis Court House in part and the said street before St. James's House in part on the north. The present grant is to be for 37 years from 1711, Sept. 29, at the rent of one penny per an. payable at Michaelmas. King's Warrant Book VIII, p. 337.
Feb. 24. Royal warrant to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal for a grant to George Bradbury and Edward Noell, their heirs and assigns for ever, in fee farm and in consideration of 3,200l. purchase money to be first paid and of the fee farm rent as follows, of all such houses, edifices, yards, gardens, entrys, parcels of land, the close or parcel of land commonly called Well Close and all waste lands and buildings thereupon erected, and also the rents and profits thereof and all other the demesnes of the Crown manor of East Smithfield, co. Middlesex, all as abutted in the lease of 1660–1, Jan. 17, to Sir Herbert Price, bart. (since deceased) for a term yet unexpired; and all and singular buildings, ways, paths, void grounds, easements, profits etc. orchards, gardens and other hereditaments whatsoever to the premises belonging and the reversion of the premises and of the rents thereto incident, particularly the rents and other profits reserved upon the said lease to Price, and all the Crown's title and interest in the premises, excepting and reserving to the Crown the manor house or mansion house of the said manor with all houses, yeards, offices and parcels of land of the said manor which are holden or occupied by the Victuallers of the Navy and their under officers for the King's service only and not for their private benefits: to hold to the said Bradbury and Noell, their heirs and assigns for ever, as of the manor of East Greenwich not in capite or by knights' service tenure, but in common socage and in fee farm by fealty, they rendering at the Exchequer for all rents, services and accounts whatsoever the yearly fee farm rents of 11l. 17s. 6d. from Michaelmas last to Michaelmas, 1682, [sic for 1692], and 20l. from Michaelmas, 1692, for ever. Licence and power to be given to said Bradbury and Noell to build thereon and to make drains into any of "our adjoining common sewers." King's Warrant Book VIII, pp. 338–9.
Money warrant for 26l. 13s. 4d. to John Pottenger, Comptroller of the Pipe, for half a year to Christmas 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 Feb. 22 hereon.) Money Book III, p. 249. Order Book XXXVIII, p. 285.
Feb. 24. Royal warrant to the Attorney General for a great seal for a grant to Richard Stiles of Easeborne, co. Suffolk, gent., of the Recusancy fine of 20l. a month and all other forfeitures due to the King by reason of the Recusancy of Francis, Visct. Montagu or by reason of any conviction recorded or to be recorded against him for not coming to church: to hold and enjoy unto the said Stiles, his executors and assigns, the said forfeitures from Michaelmas last for and during the Recusancy of said Viscount: all in consideration of the sum of 780l. to be first paid into the Exchequer before the passing of the present grant. A clause to be inserted that hereafter no seizure shall at any time, by the King's choice, be made of the two-third part of the lands of said Viscount and that if any such seizure be made the lands and leases so seized shall be enjoyed by the said Stiles during such seizure: and further that if said Viscount be hereafter at any time pardoned or discharged of his convictions and shall at any time thereafter be convicted of Recusancy or for not coming to church that then the said Stiles shall enjoy as above all forfeitures due thereby from time to time. King's Warrant Book VIII, pp. 341–2.
Feb. 25. Henry Guy to [the Auditor of the Receipt] to reserve for the Treasury Lords' disposal what money shall be paid into the Exchequer by Sir Tho. Fanshaw and Mr. Astry, coroner for fines set in the King's Bench, except the 40l. which has been directed to be paid to said Fanshaw and Astry. Disposition Book II, p. 127
Same to same to issue as follows out of such Excise money as is directed to be this week paid into the Exchequer, viz.: Ibid.
to Mr. Johnson for the Forces 2,000
to ditto for off-reckonings 2,000
to me [Guy] for secret service in part of 5,000l. 200
to Sir Stephen Fox for the Earl of Lichfield 600
to ditto for the Earl of Sussex 300
to the Duke of Southampton 375
to Mris. Eleanor Gwynne 250
Treasury warrant to William Harbord, Auditor of the Duchy of Cornwall, for a particular of the office of Steward of the Courts of the manor and soke of Kirton in Lindsey, co. Lincoln, parcel of the Duchy of Cornwall, granted for life by Car. II. to Sir William Hickman, deceased, with a view to a grant thereof [to Sir Willoughby Hickman]. Warrants not Relating to Money IX, p. 48.
Money warrant for 40l. to Sir Thomas Fanshaw, kt., and Samuell Astry, his Majesty's Coroners and Attorneys in the King's Bench, being for four years to 1680, Sept. 29, on the fee of 10l. per an. anciently belonging to his Majesty's Coroner and Attorney of the King's Bench, payable half yearly out of the profits of his office: which fee is in arrear five years to Michaelmas last. Money Book III, p. 255.
Same for 22l. 16s. 3d. to Robert, Earl of Lindsey, warden of Waltham Forest for five years to 1676, June 24, on his fee of 3d. a day for the Keeper of Wallwood Woods and Holmfrithwoods. (Marginal note dated 8 April, 1684: this warrant the Treasury Lords cancelled because satisfaction of this fee hath been made to Lady day, 1682, on a warrant dated 1682, Aug. 8. See infra under that date.) Ibid.
Feb. 25. Money warrant for 250l. to Sir Algernon May for half a year to 1676, Christmas, on his fee as Clerk or Keeper of the Rolls and Records within the Tower of London. Money Book III, p. 256.
Same for 66l. 13s. 4d. each to Thomas Done and Brooke Bridges, for one year to 1681, Sept. 29, on their fee as Auditors of Imprests. Ibid.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Cashier to pay 71l. 12s. 6d. to the executors of Thomas Hodges, late customer of Boston port, being his salary from 1676, Sept. 29, to 1678, Christmas, he having died on the 20th Mar., 1678–9, as certified by the rector of St. Mathew's in Ipswich and by Isaak Cook. Ibid, p. 257.
Same to same to pay 50l. to Sir William Dugdale for half a year to 1680, Christmas, on his salary as [Garter] Principal King of Arms. Ibid.
Henry Guy to the Customs Commissioners reminding them of the Treasury Lords' recommendation of 1680–1, Feb. 26, of Samuel Sheafe's restoration to his place as a tidesman, London port, which he voluntarily quitted to serve the King at sea in the Dutch war. Out Letters (General) VI, p. 415.
Same to Mr. Hooker. In reply to yours of the 22nd inst. to the Treasury Lords, they expect you to pay the money within a month of the date of your letter. You are not to fail, as it is already ordered to be disposed of at that time. Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners, forwarding the papers relating to the Sweed's [Swede's] ship. Ibid.
Feb. 27. Caveat against the granting of a debt remaining on [the foot of] an account due from John Adderley to the King as the Receiver of the 1672, Eighteen Months' Assessment for co. Derby. Notice hereof to be given to Mr. Burton or Mr. John Lilly of Cliffords Inn. Caveat Book, p. 16.
Feb. 28. Money warrant for 333l. 6s. 8d. to Philip, Earl of Chesterfield, for two years to Sept. 29 last on his two fees of 100l. and 100 marks per an. as Chief Justice in Eyre of all his Majesty's Forests this side Trent. Money Book III, p. 258.
Same for 250l. to Phillip Burton as imprest for Crown law costs and charges: 150l. thereof to be satisfied out of fines and forfeitures of Popish Recusants and the remaining 100l. out of fines set in the King's Bench and paid into the Exchequer by the Coroner there [of the King's Bench]. (Money order dated Feb. 28 hereon.) Ibid, p. 258. Order Book XXXVIII, p. 287.
Same for 4,000l. to Philip Packer, Paymaster of the Works, as imprest for the extraordinaries of the works for one year ended 1680, April 1. (Money order dated Mar. 2 hereon.) Money Book III, p. 258. Order Book XXXVIII, p. 287.
Treasury warrant to the Receipt to discharge the baronet fee of 1,095l. due to the King from Sir Thomas Bunbury. Money Book III, p. 258.
Feb. 28. Money warrant for 1,346l. to Charles, Duke of Southampton, on his pension, 596l. thereof as in full of 1680, Sept. 29 quarter, and 750l. for 1680, Christmas quarter. Money Book III, p. 259.
Treasury warrant to the Receiver General of the Duchy of Cornwall to pay the salary of 80l. per an. from Christmas last to George Collins, constituted one of the supervisors of the tin blowing houses in Cornwall and Devon loco Sampson Shaakerly, deceased. Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to cause 39l. 7s. 10d. to be forthwith paid to Nathaniel Spencer, he having seized a quantity of rye at Hull and spent 106l. 1s. 2d. in the prosecution thereof (being the first cause of the nature that hath been tried on the Act for prevention of frauds in the Customs) and the moiety of the seizure only produced him 66l. 13s. 4d. Ibid, p. 260.
Henry Guy to Mr. Agar. The bearer hereof, Mr. John Bowyer, is appointed by the Navy Commissioners to attend you in marking the timber in Whittlewood and Salcey Forests so as to preserve [from felling] such timber as is fit for ship[build]ing. Out Letters (General) VI, p. 416.
Same to the Customs Commissioners. Send an officer to the Duchess of Portsmouth's lodgings in Whitehall to visit her goods for their transport to France. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Stephens to pay Lieut. Henry Wright's bill of 1681, May 26, for 11l. for his pay from 1680, Nov. 23, to 1680, Feb. 19. The Treasury Lords will make it good again out of the weekly money of the Navy. Ibid.
Same to same to forthwith pay 100l. to Capt. Collins, who was employed last summer in surveying the sea coasts, so as to enable him to go upon the said service again. The same shall be repaid you, ut supra. Ibid.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to appoint Henry Hardy (one of the superannuated tidesmen, London port) as a noontender, ibid. loco Richd. Santley, deceased. Out Letters (Customs) VIII, p. 63.
Richd. Harvey as a watchman, ibid. loco Thomas Carpenter, lately removed to be surveyor at Barking.
Reginald Rogers (one of the extraordinary tidesmen) as a tidesman in fee, ibid. loco Jno. Exall, lately dismissed.
Robert Bendish as a same, ibid. loco William Langwood, lately dismissed. (Entry struck through.)
Nicholas Nary as a same, ibid. loco Richard Allen, lately dismissed.
Stephen Cooper as a same, ibid. loco Robert Reyner, lately dismissed.
William Meredith as a same, ibid. loco Henry Shergall, lately dismissed.
Edward Blackborne as a same, ibid. loco John Thorne, lately dismissed.
Christopher Appleby as a same, ibid. loco Robert Phipps, lately dismissed.
Richard Creeke as a same, ibid. loco Robt. Langley, lately dismissed.
John Steward as a same, ibid. loco Thomas Oulton, lately deceased.
Thomas Summers as a same, ibid. loco William Ogle, lately dismissed.
Edward Sharpe as a same, ibid. loco James Harman, lately dismissed.
William Cason as a same, ibid. loco Thomas Gresham, lately dismissed.
John Guppy as a same, ibid. loco Henry Hardy, presented to be a noontender.
Feb. 28. Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners, requiring all patent officers in the several ports of England and Wales to forthwith revoke all deputations given by them for seizure of goods unless it be to persons who are deputed to execute the office of the said officer in any port; and for the future to forbear to give such deputations for seizures except to such their proper deputies as above; all by reason of several abuses that have been committed by persons entrusted with such [occasional and irregular] deputations. Out Letters (Customs) VIII p. 64.
Same to same, ordering that the day pay of all the tidesmen, both ordinary and extraordinary, in London port doing day duty shall as from Mar. 1 next to April 1 next be 3s. for every day they are on duty, being 6d. a day additional to their former allowance: the purport of the present order being to extend for another month the late Treasury order (ut supra, p. 320) which granted said increase from Dec. 1 last to Mar. 1 next. Ibid.
Same to same to grant Joseph Troite an extraordinary Commission to seize uncustomed and prohibited goods. Ibid.
The like for Tho. Godfrey.
Same to same to employ Edward Greene and Elias Clarke as watermen, London port. Ibid, pp. 64, 65.
Robert Bendish as tidesman, Yarmouth port loco William Longwood, lately dismissed.
Same to same to continue to Benjamin Herne the allowance of 10s. a day as riding surveyor of the coast of Dorset paid him up to Nov. 20 last: same to continue till he be otherwise provided for; Secretary Jenkins having certified that Herne was continued in town for his Majesty's special service and the Customs Commissioners now employing him at the quays to assist in inspecting the landwaiters. Ibid, p. 65.
Same to the Clerk of the Pipe for a grant to Sir Willoughby Hickman of the office of Steward of Kirton, ut supra, p. 412: during pleasure with the fee of 6l. 13s. 4d. per an. Warrants not Relating Money IX, p. 49.
Prefixing: Note of particular of said premises.
Report to the King from the Treasury Lords on the petition of William Nutt, ut supra, p. 361. The Customs Commissioners have reported thereon, Jan. 24 last, that the officer who made the seizures objects nothing to the statement of fact in the petition reserving only to himself his legal third of the seizure and that this is the first trial of the kind and they hope it may prove a cheque to the like practices for the future and that therefore the King's part of said seizure may be remitted. Hereon the Treasury Lords observe that the privy seal of 1665, Sept. 5, directed the forfeitures of this kind to be paid to the Privy Purse for the King's own use. Ibid, pp. 49–50.
Feb. 28. Treasury warrant to the King's Remembrancer to make forth a Commission under the Exchequer seal to Sir John Rolls, of Stevenston, co. Devon, Sir Tho. Berry, of Northam, co. Devon, Samuell Rolles, of Heanton, co. Devon, Edward Lovet, of Tavistock, and Jno. Hatch, of Hatch, co. Devon, for an inquisition into the estate of Abraham Hayman, late of Bideford, co. Devon, merchant, deceased without heir at law, whereby his said estate is escheated to the King. Warrants not Relating to Money IX, p. 50.
Treasury fiat for letters patent to constitute Richard Sandys, gent., customer of Bridgwater port loco Andrew Worth, gent. Ibid, p. 51.
[?] [Entry of the Treasury Lords' subscription of a] docquet of a demise to John, Earl of Bath, of several lands, parcel of the manor of Eastway, co. Cornwall, for 15 years in reversion at 3l. per an. rent and fines of 149l. [for the fine] and 133l. [for buying off the improved rents]. Ibid.