Entry Book: June 1682, 1-15

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June 1682

Date. Nature and Substance of the Entry. Reference.
June 1. Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of Francis Hamon's petition for the surveyor's place at Bristol; the Treasury Lords "being inclined to do something of this sort for the petitioner." Out Letters (Customs) VIII, p. 111.
Henry Guy to Edward Nicholas, esq. The Treasury Lords are informed by the Countess of Plymouth that since Mr. Middleton and Mr. Brunskell were constituted Commissioners of Alienations her pension of 1,000l. per an. has fallen short by 250l. per an. by reason of the increase of the charge upon said revenue by the addition of the said two Commissioners to the former number. You are to postpone payment of the said two Commissioners' salaries till her Ladyship be satisfied the arrears of her pension and for the time to come she is to be paid preferable to the said two Commissioners. Out Letters (General) VI, p. 445.
Same to Mr. Kent and Mr. Duncombe to pay to Mr. Tho. Leyson the 867l. 18s. 10d. due to him for six per cent. interest and two per cent. gratuity on 20,000l. by him lent to his Majesty. His acquittance for same will be allowed in your [own] next interest account. Ibid.
Same to Visct. Falkland [Treasurer of the Navy] to pay (out of the 1,165l. 16s. 0d. remaining in your hands) the wages to the 2nd June inst. of the men of the Gloucester frigate who are alive. The said wages are represented to the Treasury Lords as about 600l. Ibid, p. 446.
Same to same. The Treasury Lords have directed 2,000l. to be issued to you next week at the Exchequer. You are to apply same to discharge what is due for fitting out the Gloucester and the other ships that attended the Duke of York to Scotland. Ibid.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 300l. to Philip Burton out of the following funds, viz. 120l. 0s. 7d. out of money paid by Col. Birch, et al. Commissioners of the Retrospect of the Wine Act, and 179l. 19s. 5d. out of Recusants money paid yesterday into the Exchequer "or what shall be paid in next." And further to issue 13l. 14s. 6d. to me [Guy] out of Customs money paid into the Exchequer for that purpose to complete 313l. 14s. 6d. [which is the total in this present letter]. Disposition Book II, p. 151.
Same to same to reserve for the Treasury Lords' disposal 1,000l. of the Customs money which was paid into the Exchequer on Saturday. Ibid.
Same to same to issue to the Treasurer of the Navy for the service of the Navy the 2,000l. of Customs money which will be paid into the Exchequer next week. Ibid.
June 1. Henry Guy 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. 152.
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
to Mris. Eleanor Gwynn 250
Money warrant for 316l. 16s. 6d. to Phillip Burton for Crown Law charges: to be issued out of such moneys as shall be paid into the Exchequer by the sheriffs of London for the rents or issues of the estates of traitors lately there convicted. (Money order dated June 1 hereon.) Money Book III, p. 334. Order Book XXXIX, p. 10.
Same for 25l. each to the Masters of Requests for a quarter each on their yearly fee or salary: viz. Sir Charles Cotterell for 1680, Christmas quarter, Sir William Glascock for same, Thomas Povey, esq., for same, Charles Morley, esq., for 1681, Sept. 29 quarter. Money Book III, p. 335.
Same for 348l. to Arthur, Earl of Anglesea, Lord Privy Seal, for 1681, Christmas quarter's payment of 4l. a day in lieu of the ancient diet allowance of 16 dishes of meat. (Money order dated June 2 hereon.) Ibid, p. 335. Order Book XXXIX, p. 11.
Same for 1,500l. to Heneage, Earl of Nottingham, Lord Chancellor, on his annuity or yearly pension of 4,000l. Hereof 1,000l. is for 1681, Christmas quarter and 500l. is in part of 1682, Lady day quarter. Money Book III, p. 335.
Same for 125l. to Sir George Jefferyes, for 1681, Hilary term on his salary or allowance of 500l. per an. as one of the Justices for the city of Chester. Ibid, p. 336.
The like for 50l. to John Warren, esq., for same term on his fee or salary of 200l. as a same.
Report to the King from the Treasury Lords on the petition of Thomas Sands, of London, merchant (as by the order of reference from the King in Council of 1681, July 14, thereon) ut supra, p. 253. We have received a report hereon from the Customs Commissioners of Nov. 18 last with copies of a former report made by them to the Earl of Danby and several affidavits etc. exhibited by petitioner to prove the usage in Virginia as to the re-allowance of the country duty of 2s. per hogshead in case of loss by capture or otherwise. We think that petitioner may be allowed the liberty he desires to ship out tobacco at Virginia free of the impost of that country to the amount of 58l. of that impost. Warrants not Relating to Money IX, pp. 85–6.
Treasury warrant to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands for a particular of the tenements and mill in the possession of William Kekewich, ut supra, p. 399, and likewise a particular of Chubb's tenement with a view to a new lease thereof to said Kekewich for two lives for the first set of premises and for three lives for the second set. Ibid, pp. 86–7.
Prefixing: report dated 1681–2, Feb. 21, to the Treasury Lords from William Harbord, Surveyor General of Crown Lands on said Kekewich's petition for same. The tenements and mill are come to petitioner since the death of his brother, are under the old rent of 3l. 11s. 8d. [per an.] and are valued in the Parliamentary Survey at 60l. per an. and were rated accordingly in the lease now in being. "But I conceive that was a very high rate then and the yearly value much fallen since, besides the chargeableness of keeping up the mill and, I am credibly informed, the whole is now offered to be let at 40l. per an." The ratal for two fresh lives is 180l. fine (the increased rent of 20l. being extinguished) "which I fear he is not in a condition to pay, his family having suffered so much for their loyalty and his late worthy uncle, Mr. Joseph Jane much more, for whose children the present [existing] lease was obtained." As to Chubb's tenement it is near adjoining and no relation of the former tenant sues for it. It was granted in lease in 1626 to Thomas Chubb at the old rent of 24s. per an. for three lives, whereof two were living at the Restoration. At the Restoration a new lease thereof in reversion passed for the life of William Trelawney, son of Sir Jonathan Trelawney at the old rent and 10l. per an. de incremento. The last of the three lives died in June, 1674, and said Trelawney [died] soon after Michaelmas, 1679: and the increased rent for the years 1674–9 (being 50l.) was never paid, but has been answered upon account by the Receiver of the Duchy [of Cornwall] to whom it is still due. Upon any new lease the said Receiver ought to be reimbursed [said 50l.] out of the fine. This tenement is valued by Sir Richard Prideaux, survey at 20l. per an. but since it fell in hand the Deputy Auditor [of the Duchy] and bailiff of the manor let it a rack rent of 15l. for one year including the old reserved rent, but the tenant would not hold it so any longer, lands being there generally so abated in value. A lease for three new lives is worth a fine of 140l. reserving the old rent of 24s. "and I wish the petitioner were in a capacity to pay it." As for French's tenement there is some mistake. There does not appear to be any such tenement in the King's hand in this manor.
June 1. Treasury warrant to Auditor Done to allow in account to Phillip Burton, Treasury Solicitor, his disbursements as follows in Crown prosecutions and in passing patents and privy seals etc. including the fees therein for which no receipts are produced by him, he having sworn to the truth of his account before Chief Baron Montague: further to allow him 50l. for his extraordinary care and attendance in prosecuting the case against Mr. Slingsby, against the Trustees of Sir William Doyly and against Popish Recusants. Warrants not Relating to Money IX, pp. 88–92.
Prefixing: certificate by Auditor J. Done, dated 1681 [? for 1682] Mar. 26, of the state of said Burton's account of his receipts and expenditure in the prosecution and defence of law suits and other matters relating to his Majesty's service. The period of the account is not stated. The receipts or charge amount to 1,606l. 5s. 6d.; the disbursements or discharge amount to 1,870l. 5s. 1d. leaving the accomptant 263l. 19s. 7d. in surplusage. The disbursements include inter al. fees for a privy seal for money lent [by] and to be repaid to the Marquess of Winchester, for a patent revoking the Greenwax grant to the Earl of Peterborough et al, for the second Treasury [Lords'] Commission upon the Earl of Essex's surrender, for privy seals to empower judges to gratify informers upon the penal laws against Papists, "for amending the privy seal for the Judges of the Common Pleas upon a complaint of my Lord Chief Justice North," for a patent revoking Sir Richard Derham's patent as Receiver of forfeitures of Popish estates, for the patent for redemption of captives in Algiers, Tunis etc. and for printing and dispersing the briefs thereupon, for the privy seal to revoke the farm of the Excise, for the patent suspending Mr. Slingsby, Master and Worker of the Mint, for the new Commission of the Mint to Jno. Backworth [Buckworth], James Hoare and Charles Duncomb, for the privy seal revoking the disposing of the Greenwax revenue towards building St. Paul's church, for the privy seal for conveying Sir William Doyle's estate to Henry Coventry, for search of records in order to a grant to one Shapton of royal mines in co. Gloucester, for searches at the Rolls and other places of record and to several sheriffs for returning inquisitions in the estates of Mr. Marbury, Mr. Hollingshead, Mr. Pope, Mr. Cretchett and Sir William Doyle, for payments to Mr. Mowbray, Mr. Dugdale and Mr. Clare by order of Sir Creswell Levens, payments for drawing an information against Lenthall to discover Capt. Boothe's estate, payments to Mr. Courtney, Attorney of the Duchy of Cornwall, for the exceptions to the answer of Love-his-God Gregory, payments to the Attorney General for drawing the bill against Sir Jno. James and partners, payment. (9l.) for indictments in the Crown Office against Sir Christopher Wren for not repairing the old and new Palace Yards at Westminster, to the Attorney General for proceedings about the title of Walwood, to counsel for proceedings against Mr. Slingsby, Sir William Doyley, senr. and junr., for the cause between the Duke of Albemarle and Sir Jno. Talbott, for the like between the King and the Arch bishop of York, for the like against Col. Strode and Mr. Spencer, for the like against one Sharpe for building his houses near the Tower, for advising with the Auditors about Sir George Wharton's accounts, for proceedings against Mr. Maddison, late sheriff of Lincoln upon a fine of 2,000l. set upon him at the Assizes, for proceedings against one Saker for counterfeiting tallies and money (74l. 0s. 6d.) spent in prosecution of Papists upon the statute of 3 James I, c. 4 and 5.
The accomptant could not produce receipts for the fees for passing the great seals and privy seals as the officers [of those offices] do not use to give receipts, neither could Sir William Turner, late Solicitor attending the Treasury Chamber, produce any in the like case, "and as to the fees paid to Councill [Counsel] there was never any receipts given for the same."
May 2,
June 2.
Money order for 50l. each to the following for half a year each to 1682, Lady day, on their yearly allowance or salary as Masters of the High Court of Chancery, viz.: Sir Edward Lowe, Sir Adam Otley, Sir Timothy Baldwyn, Sir Lacon William Child, Sir Jo. Hoskins, Sir Samuel Clerke, Sir Miles Cooke, Sir John Franklyn, Sir Thomas Estcourt, Sir John Coell and Sir William Beversham. Order Book XXXIX, p. 10.
June 3. Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue as follows out of such Customs money as is directed to be this week paid into the Exchequer, viz.: Disposition Book II, pp. 152–3.
l. s. d.
to the Keeper of the Privy Purse 1,000 0 0
to me [Guy] for secret service 400 0 0
to the Treasurer of the Navy (whereof 2,000l. for the Victuallers) 3,500 0 0
to the Treasurer of the Ordnance, according to a former letter 500 0 0
to the 12 judges 3,000 0 0
to the Masters in Chancery 275 0 0
to the Welsh Judges 175 0 0
to the Lord Chancellor 1,500 0 0
to Sir William Scroggs 375 0 0
to the Masters of Requests 100 0 0
to the Lord Privy Seal 388 0 0
to Baron Crawley 155 16 8
to the Earl of Conway 500 0 0
£11,868 16 8
Royal warrant to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal to allow in account to Richard Kent as Customs Cashier 15,754l. 8s. 7d. being money which he has paid to the King's immediate hand for his Majesty's particular use and service. King's Warrant Book IX, pp. 21–2.
June 8. Henry Guy 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. 152.
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
to Sir Stephen Fox for the Earl of Lichfield 300
Same to Mr. Parry, forwarding the following papers from Mr. Fanshaw. Report your observations hereon to the Treasury Lords: viz. Mr. Parry's letter dated Lisbon, 1682, April 13, new style, and Sir Robert Southwell's adjustment [of the account of the Queen's Portugal money]. Out Letters (General) VI, p. 447.
Same to Auditor Phelips to certify the Treasury Lords why the pension of 26s. 8d. has for 15 years last past not been paid to Dr. William Bell as archdeacon of St. Albans. Ibid.
Prefixing: note of said Bell's petition for said arrear.
June 9. Same to Sir Charles Cotterell, Master of the Ceremonies. The Lord Chamberlain has signified to the Treasury Lords the King's pleasure that 1,350 guineas should be paid to you for the gratification of the Ambassador from the King of Fez and Morocco who would rather receive his Majesty's present in money than in jewels because he may the better accommodate himself with such things of this country as he hath a desire to buy. The money will be ready for you to receive of me on Wednesday next and it is his Majesty's pleasure that you dispose it as his present as follows, viz. 1,000 guineas to the Ambassador, 100 guineas to his companion, 100 guineas to his secretary, 100l. guineas to his interpreter, 50 guineas to 20 of his servants to clothe them with coats, shirts and drawers. Ibid.
June 9. Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt. His Majesty's service greatly requires that 1,000l. be forthwith paid me upon the 4,000l. per an. payable to me for secret service. There is in the Exchequer 1,000l. of Customs money which is at the disposal of the Treasury Lords. You are to get the Teller, in whose hands this sum is, to advance and lend same to me upon my acquittance. At their first meeting (on Tuesday next) the Treasury Lords will sign a warrant and order for the regular issuing of the same at the Exchequer. "This they would not have desired had they bin in towne." Disposition Book II, p. 153.
June 10. Same to same to issue as follows out of such Customs money as is directed to be this week paid into the Exchequer, viz.: Ibid.
to the Treasurer of the Navy, whereof 2,000l. is for the Victuallers 3,500
to ditto for fitting out ships 2,000
to the Treasurer of the Ordnance, according to a former letter 500
June 12. Royal sign manual for 1,505l. 7s. 0d. to Henry Guy for secret service without account: to be issued on the 10,000l. privy seal dormant of April 12 last. (Money warrant dated June 13 hereon. Money order dated June 13 hereon.) King's Warrant Book IX, p. 22. Money Book III, p. 337. Order Book XXXIX, p. 11.
June 13. Henry Guy to the Wine Licence Commissioners to forthwith pay into the Exchequer 40l. to be issued to Mr. Whorwood for interest of the 1,000l. lent by him on the Wine Licence revenue. Out Letters (General) VI, p. 448.
Same to Mr. Burton to forthwith prosecute the recovery of New Lodge in Waltham Forest for the King. Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to send an officer to the Duchess of Monmouth's lodgings in the Cockpit to inspect seven parcels of her goods shipped at Calais by James and Bernard and Guilbeleert on the ship Mary, Thomas Dane master, and directed to Mr. Fenn, intendent of said Duchess's house, and a small bundle directed to Joseph White. Ibid, pp. 448–9.
Same to Mr. Stephens to enquire whether the following money has been paid to Mr. Paston's order. If not the Treasury Lords desire you to get a new ticket made out in order to satisfy Mris. Acton what is due to her upon this note, the old ticket being alleged to be lost. Ibid, p. 450.
Appending: letter from Jasper Paston dated June 6 inst. My money due for my voyage in his Majesty's ship Wollwich, with Sir Jno. Wetwange, [which was] allowed for my table, I have by letter of attorney made over to Mris. Acton "which hath been presented to the Board by the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Sir Jno. Ernly, and the payment of it hath been so long deteyned [delayed] that I am informed by the said person the bill is lost. I therefore request that search may be made for it and [that] the payment may be speedy."
June 13. Mr. Francis Gwyn, Clerk of the [Privy] Council, desires to have notice when any restitution of goods and lands shall be made to William Edwards, of co. Glamorgan, gent., outlawed for the murder of Laughern; and that particular care may be taken that New Park in Monmouthshire may not pass [in grant to any other] in regard the right to it is contested between the said Edwards and Mr. Rumsey, town clerk of Bristol, who married his [? Gwyn's] wife's sister. This caveat was entered by Mr. [Guy's the Treasury] Secretary's order. Caveat Book, p. 18.
Report to the King from the Treasury Lords on the Earl of Drogheda's petition, and on the Lord Lieutenant's report thereon, ut infra. We cannot advise your Majesty to part with any of the ancient Crown rents or quit rents, which would be a just ground [for claim] of defalcation to the present [Irish revenue] Farmers or to any other contractor for that revenue, and would be a precedent for other deserving persons to ask the same favour. Out Letters (Ireland) II, pp. 213–17.
Prefixing: (1) petition of Henry, Earl of Drogheda, shewing that his grandfather Charles, Visct. Moore of Drogheda was very instrumental in suppressing the Irish rebels in the beginning of the rebellion and was soon after slain in the field: that Henry, late Earl of Drogheda, petitioner's father, was sequestered as a delinquent Protestant and after compounded on hard terms whereby he was impoverished: that Charles, late Earl of Drogheda, petitioner's brother, embezzled and conveyed the estate to strangers, so that petitioner has not now wherewithal to subsist or support his honour: that there is an ancient Crown rent of 560l. per an. reserved to the King on the lordship of Mellifont in Ireland, and on certain rectories and tithes and 39l. or 40l. per an. reserved on the lordship of St. Mary's abbey, which [rents] are within the King's power to dispose of: therefore prays a grant thereof or of part thereof.
(2) Reference, dated Whitehall, 1681–2, Jan. 18, thereof from the King to the Duke of Ormonde, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland.
(3) Report dated Kilkenny Castle, Feb. 4 last, from said Duke of Ormonde to the King on said petition. The contents of said petition are true and the services and sufferings of the family were great and eminent. The scite, circuit, ambit and precinct of Mellifont etc. and also St. Mary's abbey near Dublin, were granted to petitioner's grandfather in the 15th year of Charles I. By a rental of 1679, July 10, the whole estate amounts to 4,159l. 1s. 0d. per an. out of which 1,000l. per an. is paid to petitioner's mother Alice, Countess Dowager of Drogheda, 800l. per an. to his sister Isabella, Countess of Drogheda, as their jointures, and 300l. per an. to his younger brother. With the above Crown rents these charges come to 2,699l. 6s. 0d. leaving but 1,459l. 15s. 0d. per an. to petitioner. Further, petitioner's said grandfather contracted 18,000l. of debts and Charles, late Earl of Drogheda, further debts to the amount of 11,500l. and there is a claim of 53l. per an. by the bishop of Meath for proxies etc. and portions pretended to by petitioner's sisters amounting to 5,000l. and since the death of his brother petitioner has been involved in lawsuits by persons pretending to a great part of the estate under a deed from Charles, late Earl. Petitioner is therefore worthy of royal bounty.
(3) Reference dated Feb. 23 last to the Treasury Lords from the King of said report.
June 13.
Mr. Blathwayt attended the Treasury Lords with the accompts of the late Farmers of the Four and a Half per cent., the Attorney General being present. The Treasury Lords with his advice order 4,800l. to be allowed on the second accompt for their [the said Farmers'] salaries during the first four years [of their farm] without striking tallies for the same, "notwithstanding the orders alleged to be lying in the Exchequer for so much money to be answered unto them upon tallies" for the cancelling of which orders the Treasury Lords will give directions. Out Letters (Plantations Auditor), pp. 98–9.
As the Farmers refuse to swear to the accompts as stated, the Attorney General thinks it fit they be passed and declared without such oath and that if the Farmers refuse to answer the remain at the foot of the accompt that then they should be charged [debited] with the whole farm and [Exchequer] process go out accordingly.
June 13. Entry of the Treasury Lords' signature of a docquet of a lease to William Beheathland of a messuage called the Christopher in Eton, ut supra, pp. 436–7. Warrants not Relating to Money IX, p. 92.
Money warrant for 1,000l. to Henry Guy for secret service, without account, being for 1681, June 24 quarter, on the 4,000l. per an. to him for secret service for three years from 1680, Sept. 29: as by the privy seal of 1681, Nov. 24. (Money order dated June 13 hereon.) Money Book III, p. 337. Order Book XXXIX, p. 11.
Treasury warrant to Phillip Burton [Treasury Solicitor] to pay (out of moneys imprested for Crown Law charges) 316l. 16s. 6d. to Richard Graham for his disbursements in the prosecution of several persons for misdemeanours, and other services pursuant to directions from the King and the Privy Council. Money Book III, p. 338.
Money warrant for 1,000l. to Aubrey, Earl of Oxford, for half a year to Christmas, 1681, on his pension of 2,000l. per an. Ibid.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Cashier to pay 150l. to the Duke of Albemarle for half a year to 1681, Sept. 29, on the 300l. per an. rent for Mote Park till the purchase money thereof be paid. Ibid.
June 14. Same to same to pay 177l. to Arthur, Earl of Anglesey, Lord Privy Seal, for half a year to Mar. 25 last, on his payment of 20s. a day out of the Customs. Ibid, p. 339.
Money warrant for 455l. to Henry Savile for three months, Nov. 24 last to Feb. 23 last, on his ordinary as Envoy Extraordinary to France. (Money order dated June 20 hereon.) Ibid, p. 339. Order Book XXXIX, p. 12.
The Treasury Lords to the Auditor of Excise and Comptroller of Excise. On hearing you and the Excise Farmers and officers to-day it has appeared to us that several sums of Excise moneys have been received and not brought to the King's account. You are forthwith to consider of some proper method or course to be put in practice for the future to effectually prevent the detaining, concealing or misapplying of any moneys of that revenue, and that the whole produce thereof may be regularly brought in account to the King. (The like letter to the Excise Commissioners and to the Excise Farmers.) Money Book III, p. 341.
June 14. Treasury warrant to the Receipt to take in and cancel three tallies for 22,600l. 0s. 0d. and the counter tallies thereof and the entries and records thereof in the books of the Exchequer, ut supra, p. 429, the same remaining uncashed in Sir Richard Pigott's hands (because the funds on which they were charged, ut ibid. proved insufficient by reason of the great fire in London and by the Royal Aid in Cornwall being overcharged): all as by the privy seal of Mar. 31 last. Money Book III, p. 341.
Money warrant for 1,000l. to the Duke of Monmouth in full of 1681, June 24 quarter, on his annuity or pension of 6,000l. per an. Ibid, p. 342.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to permit Count de Than, Envoy Extraordinary from the Emperor of Germany, to export, Customs free, the following goods which he has bought for the use of the Empress and several of his friends at the Imperial Court. Out Letters (Customs) VIII, p. 112.
Appending: schedule of said goods (clothes, stuffs, gloves, watches, Indian birds, English dogs etc.).
Henry Guy to Mr. Graham to assist Mr. Strutt in his prosecution of the following discovery. Out Letters (General) VI, p. 449.
Appending: letter dated the 6th inst. to the Attorney General from Enchitell Gray, William Sacheverell and Hen. Gilbert, Commissioners for finding out all estates given to any Jesuits, Popish priests, college, seminary, convent or nunnery or other superstitious use within co. Derby, signifying that after many meetings they have found writings and other sufficient proofs to entitle the King to certain lands and tenements in Ashborne and adjacent parts, co. Derby, to the value of 100l. per an. or thereabouts upon the discovery and prosecution of Francis Strutt, gent., one of the messengers of the Council Chamber who has been at considerable charge therein and can proceed no further for want of money as his witnesses live two in London, and others in the remotest parts of cos. Derby, Notts and Stafford. They therefore desire that Strutt may be supplied with money for the prosecution.
Same to Mr. [Auditor] Shales to proceed in making up, for declaration, Mr. Rives' Wine Licence account. Ibid, p. 450.
Treasury warrant to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands for a particular of a tenement [ut infra, p. 508] with a view to a lease thereof to Paule Orchard. Warrants not Relating to Money IX, p. 93.
Prefixing: note of said Orchard's petition and report dated 1682, April 8, from John Fisher, in the absence of the said Surveyor General, on said petition. In 1661 a fresh lease was granted for a third life in favour of Henry Seymour at an increased rent, but one of the old lives outliving Mr. Seymour the increased rent never came in charge. By the Parliament's Survey the tenement is certified at 11l. per an. but by others at 10l. and that seems high enough being but seven acres of land. I advise a fine of 100l. at the old rent of 16s. 8d.
June 14. Entry of the Treasury Lords' signature of a lease to Sir Edward Phelipps of the fair of Stoke under Hambdon etc. ut supra, p. 457, for 99 years, terminable on the lives of him, John his brother and Edward, son of said John: at a total rent of 14s. 4d. per an. Warrants not Relating to Money IX, p. 93.
Treasury warrant to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands to give order to the steward of the manor of Stoke under Hamdon to pass the tenement of the late Joane Palmer, widow of William Palmer, for two such lives as shall be nominated by Henry Kimer after the determination of Elizabeth Adams's estate therein; the said widow Palmer being dead since the order given for granting the reversion of her said tenement to said Kimer, whereupon the steward refrained from executing the [said former] warrant. Ibid, pp. 94–5.
Prefixing: (a) said Henry Kymer's petition for same: (b) copy of a warrant dated 1681–2, Feb. 22, from William Harbord, Surveyor General of Crown Lands to the said steward to grant (by copy of Court Roll of said manor) said tenement as by the Treasury warrant of Feb. 21: same to be without fine in consideration of the poverty and former good services of said William Palmer. (c) Certificate dated Mar. 27 last from Geo. Long, steward of said manor, that Joan Palmer is lately dead.
Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt. On the 9th inst. I signified to you the urgency of the King's service, requiring 1,000l. should be forthwith paid to me on the 4,000l. per an. to be advanced by one of the Tellers on my acquittance; for which a regular warrant could not be obtained as the Treasury Lords were then out of town. They have now signed a warrant for it "and they desire that the said sum of 1,000l. Customs money, now remaining in the charge of the Teller that advanced it, be issued to me according to the course of the Exchequer." Disposition Book II, p. 154.
June 15. Same to same to reserve for the Treasury Lords' disposal the remainder of such money as I [Guy] shall receive on the order No. 87 registered on the Poll Act and assigned by Mr. Kingdon to me, and [which I am to] pay into the Exchequer again; viz. the remainder after Mr. Skelton's 427l. 8s. 6d. and Mr. Gwynn's 87l. 10s. 0d. be satisfied thereout. Ibid.
Money warrant for 500l. to the Earl of Bath and Lord Hawley for half a year on the annuity or pension of 1,000l. per an. payable out of the Excise. Money Book III, p. 342.
Treasury warrant to the Excise Farmers. The Auditor of Excise and Comptroller of Excise have examined your books pursuant to our order of May 10 last, and find that within the four years ended 1681, June 24, several sums of money have been received by the Collectors of Excise and paid to you upon the clearing and balancing of their accounts, which sums do not appear in the vouchers remaining in the Excise Comptroller's custody, upon which vouchers he made his former certificates of the Excise surplus of those years. From this it appears that over and above those certificates there yet remains due from you to the King 1,613l. 16s. 4d. for the first three years [of your farm] to 1680, June 24, and 389l. 19s. 7¼d. for the following year ended 1681, June 24, or 2,003l. 15s. 11¼d. in all. You are forthwith to pay this sum to the Excise Commissioners as Excise surplus for the said periods. (Struck through and cancelled. See infra, p. 504.) Ibid.
June 15. Treasury warrant to the Excise Commissioners. Samuel Heron, gent., has advanced to Edward Backwell 4,380l. 4s. 11d. upon his [Backwell's] yearly rent of 17,759l. 13s. 8d. out of the hereditary Excise. The Excise Farmers are forthwith to pay you 2,003l. 15s. 11¼d. being Excise surplus money un-accounted for, ut supra. Immediately on receipt of it you are to pay same to said Heron in part of his said advance, taking his receipt for same as so much in part of the arrear due to said Backwell on said rent. This is to be a sufficient warrant to you for so paying said money until a tally for the same be produced and delivered to you, as is intended, for your more regular discharge. (Struck through and cancelled: see infra, p. 505.) Money Book III, p. 343.
Money warrant for 1,200l. to Sir Richard Dutton, kt., for one year to 1681, Christmas, on his allowance as Governor of Barbados as by the privy seal of 1680, Nov. 17: to be satisfied by tallies on the Farmers of the Four and a Half per cent. duty in Barbados. (Money order dated June 19 hereon. Followed by: a letter of direction dated June 20 for same to be paid out of such money as shall be paid into the Exchequer by the present Farmers of said duty on their farm rent.) Ibid, p. 343. Order Book XXXIX, p. 11.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to employ William Aldworth (a landwaiter at Bristol) as surveyor ibid. loco Thomas Shelwell, dismissed. Out Letters (Customs) VIII, pp. 113, 114, 115.
Thomas Wolstenholm, as riding surveyor both at Lyme and Weymouth, with 60l. per an. at Lyme and 60l. per an. at Weymouth.
Edward Done, as riding surveyor on the coast of Northumberland, with 50l. per an. salary.
Ralph Willson, as riding surveyor at Salcombe loco Joshua Williamson, deceased: with 50l. per an. salary.
Three fit persons to be presented as tidesmen at Liverpool in place of Henry Wilkins, a landwaiter there dismissed whose office is to be sunk and his salary of 30l. per an. divided between said tidesmen.
Alexander Thompson, as tidesman and boatman at Boston loco William Jeanes, who has relinquished same.
Rowland Ducker, as tidesman at Yarmouth loco Jno. Mills, lately deceased. In the margin: cancelled 9 July, 1682.
Henry Stevenson (Steavenson), as tidesman and boatman at Liverpool loco Jno. Thompson, lately dismissed.
Edward Morgan, as riding surveyor at Beaumaris, with 40l. per an. as by the Customs Commissioners' memorial of April 7 last.
Same to same to direct the Customs Cashier to pay 30l. to Charles Stisted, one of the deputed searchers London port, for his charges in the trial about short entry of woollen manufactures and in settling a rule of the Exchequer Court thereon to the King's advantage. Ibid, p. 113.
June 15. Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to dismiss the following, being a list presented to the Treasury Lords by the Customs Commissioners of Customs officers who have not taken the Sacrament and Test according to law or who are conventiclers or absentees from the church, viz.: Geo. Elton, Surveyor of the Navigation Act; Nathll. Demham, a landwaiter London port; Benjamin Hoskins, a clerk in the Receiver General's office; John Warner, gauger in London port; Dering Blackborne; waiter at Exeter; John Routh, coast surveyor at Exeter; Thomas Cley, George Nelles and Richard Darke, tidesmen ibid.; John Eyre, tidesman at Lympston; Tobias Cawley, at Sidmouth; Edward Skinner, tidesman at Bideford; Cha. Jewel, waiter at Clovelly; Nicho. Dentiam, tidesurveyor at Ipswich; Thomas Harryson, waiter for coals at Newcastle; William Wilson, waiter at Shields; and further to suspend Thomas Moore, surveyor at Exeter and William Sheeres, surveyor at Dartmouth. Out Letters (Customs) VIII, p. 114.
Same to same to direct the Customs Cashier to pay 100l. to Mr. Clerk, one of the persons who made the discovery of the frauds at Liverpool. Ibid, p. 115.
Henry Guy to the Clerk of the Pipe to send to the Treasury Lords forthwith an account of all Papists that are returned convicted on record and their names and abodes, and likewise an account of all those that have pleaded off their estates. Out Letters (General) VI, p. 450.
Same to Sir James Shaen [et al. Farmers of the Irish revenue]. The Treasury Lords desire you to advance 200l. to Visct. Castlehaven on account of his pension [payable on the establishment] in Ireland, which is liable with other pensions to the retrenchment appointed by Order of Council. Ibid, p. 451.
Same to Mr. Fox to pay 2s. a day to George Beaton in the same manner as the reformed and superannuated officers and soldiers are paid. Ibid.
Appending: said Beaton's petition; with reference thereof from the King to the Treasury Lords April 21 last. Petitioner served the late and present King and in the Guards under the Duke of Albemarle, but lately had the misfortune to lose his horse and, endeavouring to recruit himself for another, his officers in the interim dismissed him. Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to direct the Customs officers at Rye to open the Duchess of Portsmouth's goods in her presence if she lands there on her return from France. Ibid, p. 452.
Same to Mr. Fillingham and Mr. Ramsey to return to the Treasury Lords the book of arrears due to the officers of the Ordnance. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Brunskell and Capt. Middleton respectively to attend the Treasury Lords on Tuesday next on your memorial as to your salary as Commissioners of Alienations. Ibid.
June 15. Henry Guy to Mr. Roberts. Bring to the Treasury Lords on Tuesday next "an answer to what you were to acquaint the [Irish Revenue] Farmers with." Out Letters (General) VI, p. 452.
Same to Mr. Clerke for a certificate what quantities of wire have been exported by you, how much sold and what returns [of money thereon] made. Ibid, p. 453.
[?] Same to the Customs Commissioners forwarding Capt. Vincent's letter with Mr. Jones's answer thereto. Ibid.