Entry Book: May 1682, 22-31

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May 1682

Date. Nature and Substance of the Entry. Reference.
May 22. Entry of the Treasury Lords' signature of a docquet of a demise by in custodiam lease under the Exchequer seal of divers tenements in Clifton Dartmouth Hardness, co. Devon, to Samuel Cabell, being parcel of the lands of Clement Palmer, junr., outlaw: at 2s. 8d. per an. rent and fine of 5s. 4d. Warrants not Relating to Money IX, p. 82.
Same of a same of a demise of a lease to John Clement and John Clarke of a coppice of wood and underwood in Englishcombe for 99 years, terminable on the lives of John son of said Clement and John son of said Clarke and William Charemby: at 10l. per an. rent and fine of 50l., payable to the Receiver General of the Duchy of Cornwall. Ibid.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to employ Jno. Blount as third additional tidewaiter at Liverpool. Out Letters (Customs) VIII, pp. 106, 107, 108.
Jno. Gorway as a tidewaiter Bristol port loco Jno. Stibbons, lately discharged.
_Dunn as a tidesman Bristol port loco Jno. Evans, lately dismissed.
Rowland Ducker as tidesman at Yarmouth loco Jno. Mills, late deceased.
Francis Salvin, as a tidesman Bristol port loco William Westerne, lately dismissed.
Ralph Oliffe as a landwaiter Bristol port loco Robert Symonds, lately dismissed.
Edward Hazard as a tidesman Bristol port loco Arthur Good, lately dismissed.
Sam Tipton as a landwaiter Bristol port loco George Street, who is to be removed to some other port.
Mathew Shelswell (an extraordinary tidesman London port) as a tidesman in fee, ibid. loco William Wood, lately deceased.
Edward Sawyer and Robert Allyson to be established as landcarriagemen Bristol port, with 30l. per an. each, they having done very good service by their discoveries [of frauds].
Richard Hill (an extraordinary tidesman London port) as a tidesman in fee, ibid. loco Edmund Comins, lately deceased.
James Dyer as a noontender, London port loco Richard Bye, lately deceased.
Jno. Cockram as boatman, Falmouth port loco_Miles, lately dismissed.
William Gross to be established as riding surveyor at Aberthaw in Swansea port.
Henry Guy to Col. Birch [Auditor of Excise] and Mr. Ashmole [Comptroller of Excise] to attend the Treasury Lords next Wednesday with your report on the business of the Excise Farmers. Out Letters (General) VI, p. 436.
Same to Mr. Courtney. I am to write to Lostwithiel, Liskeard, Helston and Truro [concerning the petition from Penryn borough]. Are there more Coinage towns and in what manner are the letters to be directed to them? Send these directions to-morrow to Mr. Langford at the Treasury Chambers so that he may prepare the letters. Ibid.
Same to the Navy Board. Make out the interest bills to the respective creditors for the interest (3,567l. 11s. 2d.) to 1681, Sept. 29, on the Navy debt for a war against the French King. Assign same for payment out of such money as the Treasury Lords shall put into the Navy Treasurer's hands for that purpose. Ibid, p. 437.
May 22. Henry Guy to Hugh Jones, a Justice of Peace near Lands End, Cornwall. By a letter of the 15th inst. Mr. Shadrach Vincent, riding surveyor of the Customs in co. Cornwall, has complained to the Treasury Lords that being informed of several uncustomed parcels of wine concealed in gentlemen's houses he went to them and found all very civil except yourself, that you not only despised his authority but refused to keep the peace while he was to search for such goods as had not paid custom; that you had then nine hogsheads of wine in your house and four in a barn; that you make your house a receptacle, by force of your commission for the peace, to protect other men's goods, they being willing to deliver them, but that you refuse and that you have otherwise disposed of six hogsheads more which have not paid the duty. You are to return speedy answer to this complaint.
Same to the Earl of Chesterfield to attend the Treasury Lords on Wednesday afternoon. Ibid, p. 438.
Same to Mr. Corbett. The Treasury Lords intend to have Mr. Parry's account of the [Queen's dowry or] Portugal money before them on Tuesday week for declaration. (Notice altered on May 24 to June 13 next.) Ibid, pp. 438, 439.
Same to the [Earl of Radnor] President [of the Privy Council]. The Treasury Lords will hear the petition of the inhabitants of Penryn on Monday, June 26 next. Attend then. (The like notice to the Earl of Bath and Lord Arundel of Trerice.) Ibid, p. 439.
Same to the Master of the Ordnance to assign out of the weekly money [of the Ordnance Office] the payment of the 129l. 9s. 2d. due to Edward Darell, assignee of Godfrey Richards, stationer, upon a bill allowed by the officers of the Ordnance, 1678, June 30. Disposition Book II, p. 149.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 183l. 5s. 0d. to me [Guy] for secret service to complete 600l.; issuing same out of Hearthmoney paid into the Exchequer by Sir Richard Pigott. Ibid, p. 150.
Same to same for a certificate how much of Sir Robert Viner's debt for which he has perpetual interest remains now unassigned. Ibid.
May 22.
At the
Col. Strode attended the Treasury Lords and two accounts are produced to them for the seven years of the first Barbados farm [of the Four and a Half per cent. duty]. By said accounts the Farmers appear indebted to the King 7,652l. 8s. 6d. Thereupon Col. Strode produces two affidavits: one containing particulars which had before been examined by the Treasury Lords and directions thereupon given by them; the other containing the following three particulars, viz., 25l. for disbursements by process of law, 22l. for disbursements on attending the merchants in making the account, 135l. paid to Auditor Aldworth. The Treasury Lords direct that he produce his receipts for the first item and as to the last they will speak with the executors of Auditor Aldworth to know what part thereof was really paid. Out Letters (Plantations Auditor), pp. 96–8.
[On the same day] an account of the late farm of the Four and a Half per cent. duty in the Leeward Islands was produced [by W. Blathwaite to the Treasury Lords] shewing the abovesaid Strode as in debted 2,829l. 6s. 0½d. [to the King thereon]. Col. Strode agrees to this and promises to discharge the same by tallies or money before the 30th inst. Thereupon it is ordered [by the Treasury Lords] that the Auditors take an account of such tallies as he shall produce and receive my Lords' directions thereon before Strode pass them to account.
[This day there was also read to my Lords] a letter from Sir Henry Morgan to the Committee of Plantations dated Mar. 22 last, giving an account of the disbanding of the two Foot Companies [in Jamaica] and of his having paid according to order the 900l., which was the proceed of the ship Viner.
Appending: copy of said letter, dated from St. Jago de la Vega, 1681–2, Mar. 8. I was in great hopes you would have seriously considered my request that the remainder of the money arising from the ship Viner, or at least a third thereof (which has never hitherto been denied to Governors) might be bestowed on me in regard of my trouble and expense in the support of the government and contingencies here. But as his Majesty has disposed it otherwise in applying it towards defraying the charge of the Companies, I have duly paid the 900l. and have seen that, as well as the money consigned hither by Brooks, put to the use his Majesty intended. And the Companies were forthwith disbanded according to order. I entreat you to find some other way of making good to me the great charge I am and have been at.
[On this same day] the [Treasury] Lords being informed by Mr. Blathwayt of several sums of money remaining in Jamaica, being the proceeds of two ships confiscated, one for piracy, the other for trading contrary to the charter of the Royal Africa Company as also of the gold and teeth seized in the ship Viner and of a parcel of money taken from three pirates lately come out of the South Seas, their Lordships order a caveat to be entered in the office of both the Secretaries of State that no warrant pass of any grant from the King of any money or value of money in the Plantations without notice first to them.
[On this same day] Mr. Blathwayt informs the Treasury Lords that Col. Norwood has not obeyed their order in [or for] stating an account of the quit rents of Virginia during the time of his being Receiver.
May 23. Royal sign manual for 300l. to Henry Guy for secret service, without account: to be issued on the 10,000l. dormant privy seal of April 12 last. (Money warrant dated May 24 hereon. Money order dated May 26 hereon.) King's Warrant Book IX, p. 16. Money Book III, p. 332. Order Book XXXIX, p. 9.
Same for 313l. 14s. 6d. to same for same: to be issued on the same privy seal. (Money warrant dated May 24 hereon. Money order dated May 26 hereon.) King's Warrant Book IX, p. 16. Money Book III, p. 332. Order Book XXXIX, p. 9.
May 23. Royal sign manual for 500l. to Henry Guy for secret service, without account: to be issued on the 10,000l. dormant privy seal of April 12 last. (Money warrant dated May 24 hereon. Money order dated May 26 hereon.) King's Warrant Book IX, p. 16. Money Book III, p. 332. Order Book XXXIX, p. 8.
May 24. Money warrant for 500l. to Philip Burton as imprest for Crown law charges. (Money order dated May 24 hereon.) Money Book III, p. 330. Order Book XXXIX, p. 8.
Same for 300l. to Thomas Neale, esq., Groom Porter, for half a year to 1680, Christmas, on his allowance of 600l. per an. in lieu of all the Groom Porter's bills for furnishing several sorts of household stuffs and provisions which by the duty of his office he is to provide for the royal palace of Westminster and other his Majesty's houses. Money Book III, p. 330.
Treasury warrant to the Excise Commissioners to repay to John Parsons, esq., John Cholmley and John Forth, gent., on behalf of themselves and several other brewers of London, the Excise on great quantities of beer, ale and mum exported by them since Christmas, 1680, the Excise Commissioners having refused to allow or repay said Excise upon a supposition that the Acts of 22 and 23 Car. II. [Cap. 13 for exporting beer, ale and mum] and the Act of 29 Car. II. [Cap. 2] continuing the same were expired; but the Treasury Lords having desired the opinion of the Attorney General in this matter, who reported Mar. 3 last that the Act for exporting beer, ale and mum is yet in force, the three years for which it was continued expiring but the 13th May, 1681, and that by the said Act of the 29th Car. II. it hath continuance from the said three years to the end of the first session of the next Parliament. Ibid, pp. 331–2.
Same to the Customs Cashier to pay 500l. to the Duke of Lauderdale as in part of 1677, Christmas quarter, on his pension of 3,000l. per an. out of the Customs. Ibid, p. 332.
Same to same to pay 17l. 4s. 1d. to Giles Dowle for his bill for charges and pains in prosecuting planters of tobacco in co. Gloucester. Ibid.
Money warrant for 19,914l. 4s. 9d. to William Hewer, Treasurer of Tangier garrison, as imprest for the ordinary of said garrison. Hereof 3,470l. 14s. 5½d. is in full of 1680, Christmas quarter, 14,300l. is for 1681, Lady day quarter, and the remaining 2,143l. 10s. 3½d. is in part of 1681, June 24 quarter. To be satisfied by tallies on the Customs. (This warrant takes the place of a vacated warrant of the same date for the like sum of 19,914l. 4s. 9d. being 8,208l. 9s. 6½d. as in full of 1680, Sept. 29 quarter, and the remaining 11,705l. 15s. 2½d. as in part of 1680, Christmas quarter.) (Money order dated May 27 hereon.) Ibid, p. 333. Order Book XXXIX, p. 9.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Cashier to pay to William Hewer the tallies amounting to the abovesaid 19,914l. 4s. 9d. paying same by 1,000l. a week, commencing from Sept. 1 next with 6 per cent. interest and 2 per cent. gratuity: the said Hewer having undertaken to advance said sum for answering the several services for which same is designed. Money Book III, p. 339.
May 24. Treasury warrant to said William Hewer. We have this day supplied you with money to pay the respective Forces at Tangier to 1681, May 1. You are hereby to send by any of the King's ships now bound to the Mediterranean so much money (after deductions for clothes, provender and payments made to officers and others here in England by you) as will pay off the whole garrison (the Earl of Dunbarton's regiment only excepted, who are to be paid out of the establishment of Ireland) from 1680, Dec. 25, inclusive (to which time they were all last paid up) to 1681, May 1. The particular of the Forces to be paid by you is as follows, viz. (1) the garrison upon the old establishment, and four Companies which were formerly the Duke of Monmouth's; (2) the five Companies of Guards under Col. Sackvill; (3) Col. Kirke's Regiment, beginning pay on the musters taken in Dec. 1680; (4) the three Troops of Horse under Capt. Richd. Bassett; (5) the gunners and carpenters sent by officers of the Ordnance if there be more on the place than will come within the old establishment. The said respective Forces are to be paid on the following musters, viz., of 20 Nov., 1680, 1st Jan., 1680–1, 15 Feb., and 1st April, 1681, according to former practice. You are to endeavour that this pay be issued with what speed it conveniently may and the accounts and vouchers [are to be] transmitted [by] you by the very first opportunity that shall offer. Money Book III, p. 340.
Further, we have given directions to Mr. Thistlewaite, Agent to the Contractors for the Irish Revenue, for issuing six months' pay more out of the money that will be sent him by the said Contractors, commencing 1681, May 1, according to such orders as he shall receive from the Governor [Lord Lieutenant] there [Ireland], and having directed him to make such deductions therefrom for clothes, provender or pay advanced to any of the officers, we hereby require you to direct your agents at Tangier to assist the said Thistlewait in adjusting and making up the said pay. The deductions so to be made there by the said Thistlewaite are hereby directed to be made good to your said deputies [agents] on your behalf.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to employ Jno. Collins as land carriageman London port loco William Symonds, who is willing to resign by reason of infirmities contracted in the service. Out Letters (Customs) VIII, p. 109.
Henry Guy to the Earl of Conway [Secretary of State]. The Treasury Lords desire you to cause a caveat to be entered in your office that no grant pass to any persons whatsoever of any sums of money belonging to the King by seizures or otherwise in any of the Plantations until the Treasury Lords be first acquainted therewith. (The like letter to Secretary Jenkins.) Out Letters (General) VI, p. 438.
Same to the Master of the [Great] Wardrobe or to Mr. Nott to provide the following necessaries and to deliver same according to the Lord Chamberlain's warrants: viz.: two close stools with pewter pans and six pewter chamberpots for the use of the Council Chamber at Hampton Court; the usual allowance of taffeta for the King's apothecary; a livery for the year 1681, for Nicholas Easton, his Majesty's corncutter. Ibid.
May 24. Henry Guy to the Wine Licence Commissioners to forthwith pay 35l. 18s. 4d. into the Exchequer, being the interest for six months and 36 days of 1000l. paid [lent] by William Briggs [? reckoned to] the 20th inst. Out Letters (General) VI, p. 439.
Same to the Mayor of Helston near Plymouth [sic for Falmouth], co. Cornwall, enclosing copy of (a) infra. Attend the Treasury Lords at the hearing hereof the 26th June next. (The like letter to the Mayor of Plympton, the principal inhabitants of Tavistock, the Mayors of Penzance, Liskeard, Lostwithiel and Truro, and the principal inhabitants of Ashburton near Exeter, co. Devon.) Ibid, pp. 440–1.
Appending: (a) copy of the petition to the King from the Mayor, burgesses and inhabitants of Penryn; shewing that there are considerable tin works near said town wherein divers of the said town are traders, adventurers and encouragers, and for the encouragement and better accommodation thereof several blowing houses in and near said town have been lately built at great costs and charges wherein great quantities [of tin] are yearly melted, but petitioners are obliged with great charges to carry their tin near eight miles in all [conditions of the roads or] ways to Truro or about 10 miles to Helston to be coined before it can be transported. Therefore pray leave to erect at their own charge a Coinage house with all things necessary for the coining of tin and that Penryn be made a Coinage town. (Signed by James Kempe, mayor and 24 others.) (b) Orders of the King in Council dated April 12 (referring said petition to the Treasury Lords) and April 21, requiring the Treasury Lords therein to advise with the Earl of Radnor and Lord Arundel of Trerice.
Same to Mr. Duncombe to advance to Mr. Peeters 223l. 13s. 9d. in part of what is due to him from Sir Richard Bulstrode upon account of his extraordinaries. Ibid, p. 442.
Same to Mr. Brisban. Have the Admiralty Lords sent directions to any of his Majesty's ships, which are returning from the Straits, to call at Lisbon to take on board what moneys shall be ready of the Queen's portion? If not put them in mind to send such orders with all convenient speed. Ibid.
The Treasury Lords to Mr. Thistlethwaite, directing him to receive from Capt. Dering, commander of the Dover frigate, 18,000l. sterling or thereabouts for six months' pay for the garrison of Tangier from 1681, May 1, "to be issued according to such warrants as you shall receive from the Governor of the said garrison. And in regard as we are informed several deductions are to be made for clothes and other things," you are to resort to the present agents of Mr. Hewer, who will be ready to give all necessary information and assistance, and to transact all things fairly with you. Ibid, p. 443.
Same to Col. Kirke, Governor of Tangier. We have sent by the hands of Mr. Hewer four months' pay for the garrison of Tangier to 1681, May 1. This money will be paid in the usual way by his agents. We have also taken care that 18,000l. or thereabouts will be put into the hands of Mr. Thistlethwayte as above for six months' pay from 1681, May 1. [This money is raised as advance money] upon account of a new contract which the King is making for [the farm of] the revenue of Ireland. This last money is to be issued by your warrants [addressed] to said Thistlethwayte, who is to receive assistance as above from Hewer's agents. See this matter fairly transacted between them. Ibid.
May 24. The Treasury Lords to Capt. Dering, in accordance with Secretary Jenkins' letter of the 19th inst., to receive on board such sums of money as shall be brought to you by Mr. Roberts or his agents, either in the Downs, or at Kinsale or Cadiz, and to deliver same to Mr. Thistlethwayte at Tangier, taking his receipt and advising us, the Treasury Lords, thereof. You are also hereby to receive from Mr. Hewer, or his order, in the Downs such chests of money as he shall send to you and to deliver same to Capt. St. John and Capt. Charles Collier, his [Hewer's] agents at Tangier. Take receipts from them and advise us and said Hewer hereof. Out Letters (General) VI, p. 443.
Henry Guy to the Navy Commissioners to assign as imprest and out of the Navy's weekly money the payment of George Bowen's bill of 15l. 17s. 8d. Disposition Book II, p. 150.
Same to same to assign out of the weekly money in two weeks [instalments] the payment of Lieutenant Monke's arrears. Ibid.
May 26. Privy seal authorising allowances in account as follow to Sir John James, kt., and Robert Huntington, viz., in their account of the Excise for all moneys by them received of that revenue from 1677, June 24, to 1679, May 23, when they were dismissed from their employment as Receivers General and Managers of the Receipt of the Excise. The said accomptants, as late Receivers and Managers of Excise, crave allowance of the following sums upon the clearing and satisfying all the moneys they have received, or with which they are charged as Receivers of the said revenue: viz.: (1) 789l. 10s. 0d. as the charge of striking tallies and of paying money into the Receipt. Hereof 538l. 11s. 8d. was for the charge of tallies for 15,000l. on the Customs and for 75,500l. on the Excise, which were afterwards by order of the Treasury Lords delivered up to be disposed of for his Majesty's use so that no benefit accrued to them thereby: wherefore the King thinks fit to allow them the said 538l. 11s. 8d.: as also the sum of 17l. 11s. 6d. more (part of the said 789l. 10s. 0d.) being the charge of tallies levied for payment of pensions of the Queen Consort and the Duke of York's children and for paper bags which appear from the certificate of the Comptroller and Deputy Auditor of Excise to have been usually allowed. But as for the 216l. 9s. 4d. [part of the abovesaid 789l. 10s. 0d.] which is the charge of striking tallies for the interest and reward of money by them advanced, and the item of 16l. 17s. 6d. which is the charge of 89,000l. tallies struck on the Excise for securing the moneys which should by them be advanced thereon, the King does not think fit to allow the same, being a new demand, it being certified by the Comptroller and Deputy Auditor of Excise that the charge of striking tallies for securing interest or advance money was never allowed upon former accounts. (2) They crave allowance of 250l. 2s. 0d. for the charge of passing two patents and two privy seals and 43l. 8s. 6d. for charge of orders and warrants. Of the said patents one was to continue them in the Receipt of the Excise until repayment of their advance money with interest, the other was to secure them 89,000l. advanced [by them] upon the Excise surplus, and the said privy seals were for settling their interest and for their two per cent. reward on the money advanced on the Fifth part of the Excise. As it is certified that the charge of passing patents in some extraordinary cases has been allowed, the King hereby allows 125l. 1s. 0d. as the moiety of the claim under this head, and also 43l. 8s. 6d. for the charge of taking out orders and warrants. (3) They crave allowance of 410l. 13s. 0d., which is certified to be due and paid the [Excise] Farmers for interest of that money they were allowed to deduct, but did not, their practice being not actually to receive what the interest of their advance did quarterly amount to but to take a receipt for the like sum on account of their next quarter's rent, whereby the said Farmers had interest for the same as running cash and so the money never coming in specie into the said Receivers' hands they could receive no advantage of it. The King does not think fit to allow this sum, since the said Sir Jno. James and his partners had undertook to discharge the King of the interest of all moneys that should be paid to the said Receivers General before and until the days limited for payment thereof. (4) They crave allowance of 225l. being the whole of the 1679, June 24 quarter's salary, usually allowed for the management of the Receipt of the Excise, as they officiated in that service until about the middle of May, 1679. The King hereby allows the said sum of 225l. (5) They crave allowance of 632l. 8s. 8d. for interest of 38,600l. by them advanced upon orders registered on the latter part of the Disbanding Act, being 494l. 0s. 8d. for 8 per cent. interest to 1681, April 20, and 38l. 8s. 0d. [sic for 138l. 8s. 0d.] for same interest from April 20 last to "the present time." The King hereby allows said 632l. 8s. 8d. (6) They crave allowance of 147l. 5s. 0d. by them paid to John Lawrence for the charge of passing three accounts of the Excise as formerly had been allowed; and of 12l. 10s. 0d. paid to Mr. Aram to complete his quarter's salary to 1674, Michaelmas, as Solicitor [to the Excise], which item was omitted in the [Excise Office] quarter's [salary] bill; and of 13l. 13s. 0d. allowed to John Willoughby late Farmer of Excise in co. Northampton for interest due upon his quarter's payment ending 1670, Michaelmas; and of 13l. 17s. 6d. allowed to Edmund Warcup, late Farmer of Excise, co. Wilts, for his interest due at the same time; same having been allowed in former accounts. These items, amounting to 187l. 6s. 3d. the King hereby allows. But as to the 276l. 18s. 11d. which they crave for interest of money pretended to be by them advanced to make good and supply what was short paid by several Farmers of the Country Excise; and as to the 420l. which they crave for the extra pains of themselves, Capt. Kingdon, Mr. William Dawson (who was employed as their cashier) and of one clerk in settling the running cash; the King does not allow either of these items, it not appearing to the auditors that the said pretended interest amounted to so much as they crave allowance of nor whether the same had not been already satisfied to them out of the forfeited interest, and [there being] no warrant signed by Treasurer Danby for allowing the said 420l. when said item was presented to him. (7) They crave allowance of 233l. 6s. 10d. for stationary ware. The King hereby allows 143l. 0s. 8d. thereof for goods delivered [to] them before they were discharged their employment (the charge of stationary wares used in that Office having been constantly allowed in the [Excise Office quarterly] incidents bill). But the remainder being 76l. 17s. 8d. for such wares employed in the affairs relating to the Forces in Flanders, and 13l. 8s. 6d. for goods delivered them after they were dismissed from their said employment is not allowed. (8) They crave allowance of 1,441l. 10s. 0d. alleged to be paid for salary to the several persons employed in the two several offices of the Excise and Forces and for several expenses relating thereto in the year ending 1679–80, Jan. 1. As to this demand the Treasury Lords thought fit to allow a moiety, but the said James and partners being unsatisfied and persisting upon further allowances than those before specified and urging their unavoidable great charge and expense in making up their accounts upon their dismission which they submitted to in compliance with the King's affairs and their loss of several advantages granted them by patent and privy seal had they continued in their employments according to the times agreed, the Treasury Lords upon debate of the whole matter decided to allow them in full of these claims 3,000l. which they are content to accept of. It is therefore hereby ordered that said 3,000l. be allowed in account to send James and Huntington in satisfaction of all their and their partners' claims and demands aforesaid [on this eighth head] and in part satisfaction of the 4,741l. 16s. 7¼d. remaining on the foot of their abovesaid accompt. The remaining 1,741l. 16s. 7¼d. due from them to the King is hereby appointed to be transferred and charged in the account of the new [raised] Forces. And to the end that the said item may not thereby be charged doubly upon the said James and Huntington, the Auditor and Comptroller of Excise are to discharge said item in the Excise account upon receiving a certificate from the Auditors of Imprests that they have charged said balance upon the account of the new [raised] Forces. (Royal warrant dated May 13 for said privy seal.) King's Warrant Book IX, pp. 19–21.
May 26. Privy seal for the payment to Isaac Legouch, the King's Jeweller, of all sums of money as the Lord Chamberlain or (in his absence) the Vice-Chamberlain of the Household, shall by letter under his hand signify to the Treasury Lords to be the price of such jewels (with 6 per cent. interest, if by agreement interest be to be paid) as the said Legouch shall from time to time furnish for the King's service: to a total not exceeding 20,000l.: the same to be received without account, imprest or other charge. (Royal warrant dated Windsor, May 13, for said privy seal.) King's Warrant Book IX, pp. 15–16.
Same for 200,000l. to Anthony Visct. Falkland, Treasurer of the Navy, as imprest for the service of the Navy and Victualling. (Royal warrant dated Windsor, May 13, for said privy seal. Money warrant dated May 31 hereon. Money order dated June 1 hereon.) Ibid, p. 16. Money Book III, p. 334. Order Book XXXIX, p. 9.
May 27. Henry Guy to Mr. Lytcott for a certificate how much Coinage money has been answered to the King by the respective collectors of the outports from 1666, Dec. 20, to this time, and how much thereof has been paid into the Exchequer and how much into the office of the Receiver General of Customs. Out Letters (General) VI, p. 445.
[?] Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue as follows out of such Excise money as is directed to be this week paid into the Exchequer, viz.: Disposition Book II, p. 150.
to the Paymaster of the Guards and Garrisons for subsistence 2,000
to ditto for off-reckonings 2,000
to the Cofferer of the Household 1,000
to me [Guy] for secret service in part of 5,000l. 200
more [to same for same] in part of 931l. 11s. 10d. 100
to Mris. Eleanor Gwynne 250
to Sir Stephen Fox for the Earl of Lichfield 300
May 27. Same to same to issue as follows out of such Customs money as is directed to be paid into the Exchequer this week, viz.: Ibid, p. 151.
l. s. d.
to the Treasurer of the Navy 3,500l. whereof 2,000l. is intended for the Victuallers 3,500 0 0
to the Treasurer of the Ordnance according to a former letter 500 0 0
to Sir Richard Bulstrode in part of 1,423l. 13s. 7d. 223 13 7
to Secretary [Sir L.] Jenkins 750 0 0
£4,973 13 7
Money warrant for 375l. to Sir William Scroggs for the present Easter term's quarter on his annuity or pension of 1,500l. Money Book III, p. 336.
May 29
April 24).
Same for 950l. to Isaac Legouch, his Majesty's Jeweller, for jewels as follows, as by certificates as follow from the Earl of Arlington, Lord Chamberlain of the Household, viz., a diamond ring of the value of 250l. given in April, 1681, to the Envoy from the Duke of Savoy (certified as above, 1681, May 16); a diamond ring of the value of 200l. given to Monsieur Halke, Envoy from the Landgrave of Hesse, for which the Lord Chamberlain agreed with said Legouch, 1680, Sept. 16 (certified as above, 1681, Oct. 29); a jewel of diamonds of the value of 500l. delivered to William Legg, Groom of the Bedchamber, to be presented as a gift from the King at the christening of the child of the Landgrave of Hesse, for which the Lord Chamberlain agreed with said Legouch 1680, Nov. 8. (Money order dated June 1 hereon.) Ibid, p. 304. Order Book XXXIX, p. 10.
May 30. Henry Guy to the Customs Commissioners to open the Duchess of Monmouth's goods at her lodgings in the Cockpit, she being lately arrived from France with her family. Out Letters (General) VI, p. 444.
May 31. Same to Mr. Burton to assist Charles Bertie in the prosecution of Mr. Rowe, et al. for the money belonging to the King but received by them upon tallies on the Hearthmoney. Ibid.
Same to same to attend the Attorney General with a copy of the bankers' patent for perpetual interest. Call on Sir Robert Howard, the Auditor of the Receipt, to go with you. Ibid.
Same to Serjeant Topham to attend the Treasury Lords to-morrow if you are in town; otherwise to attend them at their first meeting after Whitsuntide. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Treby, Recorder of London. The Treasury Lords desire that no clippers or coiners be hereafter inserted in the general pardons which usually pass for convict prisoners after the gaol deliveries of Newgate. Ibid.
The Treasury Lords to Miles Dodding and William Kirkby, Justices of Peace. The King has lately recovered Sir Tho. Preston's estate in Furness. Least any waste should be committed in the timber, fishery, warrens or deer you are to take care to prevent the same till the King send some agents to take possession. Any killers of deer you are to prosecute at the Quarter Sessions. Ibid, p. 446.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to permit the shipment customs free for Tangier on the Dover frigate of the goods of the Hon. Col. Kirke, Governor of Tangier. Out Letters (Customs) VIII, p. 109.
Appending: schedule of said goods (including a rich embroidered cloak, four sets of nine-pins and four bowls, 12 pair of bowls, 20 dozen of the best and largest superfine cards, four beaver hats, gold and silver wire frost buttons, silk stockings stitched with gold, two pair of ebony tables and four sets of men, two pair of ivory boxes, 12 dice boxes, 24 bales of dice, two ivory ports and six kings, three pair of bylyard sticks and 10 ivory balls for a bylyard table, two sets of ivory men for the chess board).
Same to same to give John Snatt an extraordinary commission to seize uncustomed and prohibited goods for six months. Ibid, p. 110.
Same to same to insert in the establishment 20l. per an. additional to the 80l. per an. salary to Robert Greydon, one of the jerquers London port, he being the only one at present with 80l. per an. and being a very able and active officer and having made several discoveries of frauds. Ibid.
Same to same approving the trial for a year from Lady day last of a proposal made by Giles Dowle, who propounds, for the salary of 80l. per an., to prevent or suppress the growing of tobacco in cos. Gloucester, Worcester, Warwick and Hereford, so that there should not be the quantity of one rod or pole of tobacco planted or suffered to grow there after the 10th of August yearly the Customs Commissioners having reported the 22nd inst. that in the opinion of the officers of Bristol port the plan is rational for that end. The said Giles to give security in three years' value of his said salary. The proposal to be altered as follows: "that no tobacco be growing in any of the four counties after the 15th of July next," the season of the year for the destruction of tobacco growing fast on. Ibid, p. 111.
May 31. Treasury warrant to the Clerk of the Pipe for a lease to Sir Edward Phelips, kt., of the annual fair at Stoke under Hamdon, co. Somerset, parcel of the Duchy of Cornwall, and also of the royalties of hawking, hunting, fishing etc. in the manor of Stoke under Hamdon, all for 99 years, terminable on such three lives as he shall nominate: at the rents of 10s. for the fair, and 3s. 4d. for the royalties and 12d. for the small building: with a special licence to him to erect a small building or hovel house upon some convenient place in the waste or common belonging to the said manor to be used for his accommodation at the time of a mustering a Foot Regiment of the Militia of said county, whereof he is now Colonel. Warrants not Relating to Money IX, pp. 83–5.
Prefixing: two particulars of the said premises made out by John Gryffith, Deputy Auditor of said Duchy, dated May 8 inst. in pursuance of a Treasury reference of April 25 last; and ratal dated May 13 thereof by the Surveyor General of Crown Lands. The premises have not hitherto been in charge for any yearly rent. The lessee to covenant to keep the fair annually at the accustomed ancient place and not to remove it without the general consent of the chief and major part of the King's tenants of said manor and the inhabitants of the parish and not to exact any unreasonable tolls or duties, but such as are moderate and usual, for the encouragement of all persons bringing their commodities: and also to keep the said small building in repair.
Entry of the Treasury Lords' signature of a docquet of an in custodiam lease under the Exchequer seal to Humfry Smyth of divers lands and tenements in the parish of Cricklade St. Sampson, co. Wilts, being lands of John Jenner, outlaw: at the rent of 4l. 3s. 4d. per an. and fine of 8l. 6s. 8d. Ibid. p. 85.
The like of a similar lease to Francis Dorrington of divers lands and tenements in Colchester, parcel of the lands of Richard Coney, outlaw: at the rent of 8s. 4d. per an. and fine of 16s. 8d.
Upon reading the petition of Col. Theophilus Oglethorpe and the report thereon, ut infra, the Treasury Lords promised that they will not advise the granting the premises to any other person than the said petitioner, and ordered a caveat to be entered accordingly. Caveat Book, pp. 17–18.
Prefixing: (a) said petition praying for a grant of the Crown's remainder in an estate granted by the King's ancestors to the ancestors of Griffith Rice, of Newton, co. Carmarthen, and their heirs male, said Griffith being the last heir male. (b) Order of reference from the King dated Whitehall, 1681, Dec. 20, thereof to the Treasury Lords. (c) Treasury reference dated 1681–2, Jan. 10, thereof to Thomas Tuder, Deputy Auditor [of Crown Lands] or Wales. (d) Report dated Jan. 10 from said Tuder. From the book of inrollment in my custody I find that the manor of Newton, et al. co. Carmarthen and Pembroke were granted 1559–60, Jan. 13, to Griffith Rice and his heirs male for ever in capite by the 40th part of one knight's fee. The estate is reputed of the value of 300l. per an. Griffith Rice, an infant of 15 years, is the only survivor of the male line.