Entry Book: July 1682, 11-20

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July 1682

Date. Nature and Substance of the Entry. Reference.
July 11. Henry Guy to Sir Tho. Wharton to join the Mint Commissioners in reporting as to what reward William Davies might deserve for prosecuting clippers [of coin] whom he has discovered. Out Letters (General) VI, p. 469.
July 11. The Treasury Lords to Col. Kirk. On the arrival at Tangier of the goods of the Morocco ambassador on his Majesty's ship Woolwich, Capt. Holding commander, you are to order the Customs officer there or the Farmers (in case the [Customs there] be in farm) to demand no duty for same. If the said Customs be in farm the Farmers shall have a defalcation for same. Out Letters (General) VI, p. 469.
Henry Guy to the Auditors of Imprests to report on the Earl of Anglesea's demands in his account as Treasurer of the Navy taking into your consideration his patent and also the suspension. Give your reasons for your allowances and disallowances and the precedents for such allowances as are desired. Ibid, p. 468.
Money warrant for 28l. 7s. 0d. to Anthony Segar, 18l. 7s. 0d. thereof for incidents for the Treasury office for 1682, June 24 quarter, and 10l. for same quarter's salary for attendance on the Treasury Lords. (Money order dated July 12 hereon.) Money Book IV, p. 14. Order Book XXXIX, p. 17.
Signature by the Treasury Lords of an in custodiam lease under the Exchequer seal to John Kingdon of divers lands and tenements in co. Devon belonging to Stephen Chilcott and John Symons, outlaws; at a rent of 13s. 6d. per an. and fine of 27s. Warrants not Relating to Money IX, p. 117.
Same of a docquet of a lease to Paul Orchard of a tenement in Stratton, ut supra, pp. 508–9. Ibid.
Same of a same of a lease to John Ruddle, clerk, of tenements, ut supra, p. 509. Ibid.
July 12. Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue to John Howland the 100l. now remaining in the Exchequer of money paid in by John Birch et al., late Commissioners for the Retrospect of the Wine Act. Disposition Book II, p. 159.
Money warrant for 375l. to John, Earl of Radnor, President of the Privy Council, for 1682, June 24 quarter, on his allowances of 1,000l. per an. in lieu of diet and of 500l. per an. as royal bounty. (Money order dated July 13 hereon.) Money Book IV, p. 15. Order Book XXXIX, p. 17.
Same for 10,000l. to Edward Griffin, esq., Treasurer of of the Chamber, as imprest for the service of the Office of the Chamber. (Money order dated July 13 hereon.) Money Book IV, p. 15. Order Book XXXIX, p. 17.
Treasury warrant to Sir Jno. James and Major Robt. Huntington, late Receivers General and Managers of the receipt of the Excise, to pay to Sir Allen Apsley, kt., Treasurer and Receiver General to the Duke of York, on behalf of and for the use of said Duke, the 70l. remaining in their hands which they received of Robert Dover, Nicodemus Simonds and James Jones, late Farmers of Excise in South Wales, in part of their rent of said farm due before 1660, Dec. 25: the Convention Parliament by its order of 1660, Dec. 27, having ordered 10,000l. to be paid to said Duke out of the arrears of Excise accrued before 1660, Dec. 25; the payment whereof was afterwards confirmed by a great seal of 1661, May 25: and further the said Convention Parliament having appointed 3,000l. to be paid to Silius Titus, then one of the Grooms of the Bedchamber, out of the said arrears which payment was likewise confirmed by patent dated 1660–1, Feb. 19; and likewise 3,443l. 12s. 5½d. more of said arrears was ordered by the said Convention to be paid to Henry Pecke, then one of the Gentlemen of the King's Privy Chamber, the payment whereof was likewise confirmed by patent dated 1661, April 9: "and they having assigned their respective interests therein unto his said Royal Highness;" and the King having declared by his privy seal of 1664–5, Mar. 18, that the Duke of York should first receive payment of such moneys as were assigned to him [the Duke], Capt. Titus and Mr. Pecke, and that the receipt of the money remaining due to him [the King] out of the said arrears should be suspended until the Duke of York be fully paid the aforesaid money. Money Book IV, p. 16.
July 12. Henry Guy to Mr. Graham to attend the Attorney General with the enclosed proposals and also to speak with Mr. Kenyon concerning them if he be in town. Out Letters (General) VI, pp. 468–9.
Appending: said proposals concerning Popish Recusants.
Forasmuch as the method hitherto practised for recovering [the Recusancy fine of] 20l. a month from the Recusants in co. Lancs. has been of very little benefit to his Majesty and of great prejudice and almost ruin to many hundreds of families there, very few if any being able to pay the penalty: it is proposed (1) that the King would waive the 20l. a month and cause seizure to be made of the two-third part of all the lands and leases [of the said Recusants]; which being found and seized at moderate rates will be an established revenue to his Majesty of far greater yearly value than has hitherto been gotten for him or can be gotten, and will be paid without charge or trouble.
(2) If any person whose estate is so seized shall be so inconsiderate as to get any plea allowed to discharge such seizure he may then be prosecuted for the 20l. a month in the severest manner.
(3) All such as have no lands but ways of trade may upon the constant summons of the Pipe for 20l. per month pay what can be reasonably got of them by the receiver every year in some moderation without any agreement or composition.
This method is in every point legal and will have the effect (1) that the King will have a good increase of revenue without much trouble or charge. (Note: the King has not had a full fifth part of what it has cost the Recusants.) (2) No person will be totally ruined, but all will be willing to pay according to their power when they shall find some quiet or ease. And note: when the inquisitions are found at moderate rates every person will be willing to pay rather than plead any matter of discharge because by discharging his lands he will be subject himself to the 20l. a month.
The Treasury Lords to Sir Henry Morgan [Governor of Jamaica]. We learn from your letter of Mar. 8 last that you have disbanded the two Foot Companies and paid the 900l. as ordered by us. We are sensible of your great care and diligence therein and shall be very ready on all occasions with our good offices in your behalf to his Majesty. Ibid, p. 469. Out Letters (Plantations Auditor), p. 100.
July 12. Henry Guy to Mr. Hewer [Treasurer for Tangier] to pay the 100l. to Widow Heathly as royal bounty. You shall be reimbursed etc. ut supra, p. 529. Out Letters (General) VI, p. 469.
Same to Mr. Blathwayte to forthwith send to Sir Jonathan Atkins for an account of all moneys that came to his hands as Governor of Barbados during all the time of his government. (Said Blathwayte to said Atkins, dated July 20, requiring said account accordingly. "When you shall be ready to give their Lordships this satisfaction I desire I may have notice of it that nothing may be wanting on my part to obey their Lordships' commands.") Ibid, p. 469. Out Letters (Plantations Auditor), pp, 100, 101.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to permit three Indian counterpanes wrought with silk and eight pieces of Gawes [gauze] flowered with gold and silk to be delivered to the Portugal envoy to be by him re-shipped for France; same being part of the goods sent as presents from the Queen of Portugal to her relations in France which were stolen out of the Francis of London in the Downs and for which two of the criminals have been executed, the said goods having been brought by the serjeant of the Admiralty of Dover to the port of London. Out Letters (Customs) VIII, p. 126.
Same to same to discharge and restore the one per cent. [Mediterranean] duty levied on the ship Merchants Adventure, Tho. Webber master: it appearing that said ship being of 200 tons burden and mounted with 16 guns, sailed for Cadiz with 26 men and boys, all English; from Cadiz went to Leghorn and at Malaga hired six more English, which made up his complement to 32 in accordance with the Act [of 14 Car. II. c. 11. § 33], but at Gibraltar two of his men were pressed into the Bristol frigate, two more into the Red Lyon, a prize, and two more into the Calabash fireship, and one drowned near the Southward Cape homeward bound. Ibid, p. 127.
Same to same to employ George Hodges as waiter at Boston loco_ Marsden, who declines that employment. Ibid, pp. 127, 128.
Thomas Jones as a landcarriageman, London port loco Robert Hitchins, deceased.
Edward Romsey as warehousekeeper at Bristol loco_Prouse, deceased.
Same to the Clerk of the Pipe for a lease to John Bligh of the capital messuage or scite of the manor of Tinten, lying within the parish of St. Adie or St. Tudy, co. Cornwall, parcel of the possessions of Henry, late Marquess of Exeter, attainted, and annexed to the Duchy of Cornwall; and of the close of meadow near St. John's Well, containing three acres; the close called the Moore, containing six acres; the closes called the Lamb Parkes, containing five acres; the two closes called the Berwells, containing 14 acres; three parts [in four] of a close called the Furse Parke, containing 12 acres; and also the profit and herbage of three lanes called Green Lane, Welmebridge Lane and Brewill Lane; and also the third part of the close called Broome Park, containing five acres: all the said premises being lately in the tenure of Andrew Bennett and Jno. Bennett his son: except all timber: all as demised to Christopher Trehane by Prince Charles, 1621, Dec. 12, for 99 years, terminable on the lives of John Westlake, Francis Westlake and Nicholas Westlake, sons of John Westlake, of Pophill [? Poughill], co. Cornwall, gent., at the rent of 57s. per an. with reservation of 40s. for a heriot and with covenants to plant six oak, elm and ash yearly and not to plough up any meadow, ancient pasture, sheep walks or greensward and to grind all corn at the Prince's mill within the manor of Tinten. Warrants not Relating to Money IX, pp. 117–20, 129.
The present lease is to be for 99 years from 1682, Lady day, terminable on the lives of Francis Westlake above named, and two other lives to be nominated by said James Bligh, at the old rent of 57s. per an. and fine of 60l. payable to the Receiver of the Duchy of Cornwall.
Prefixing and Appending: (1) particular of the premises by John Gryffith, Deputy Auditor of the Duchy of Cornwall, dated July 7 inst.; (2) ratal dated July 10 by William Harbord, Surveyor General of Crown Lands, of said particular; (3) entry dated July 22 of the Treasury Lords' signature of the docquet of this lease; the two additional lives being said John Bligh and his son John.
July 12. Treasury warrant to the Clerk of the Pipe for a lease to Sir John Henden of the hundreds of Cranbrook, Berkeley, Blackbourne, Selbrittenden, Rolvenden and Barnfield Magna, parcel of the seven hundreds of the Last of Shewing-hope, co. Kent, at the annual rent of 23s. 4d.; and of the office of bailiff and bailiwick thereof: all as found by inquisition taken at Biddenden in Kent, 1639, Oct. 31, and as granted 1662, May 24, to Sir John Henden, kt., for 21 years under the rent of 30s. and 10s. de incremento. Warrants not Relating to Money IX, pp. 121–3.
The present grant is to be for 21 years from 1682, Lady day, at the like rents and with the like covenants as in the expiring lease.
Prefixing and Appending: (1) particular in Latin and memorandum of the premises made out by Bartholomew Fillingham, Deputy Clerk of the Pipe, and dated June 21 last; (2) ratal dated July 10 by John Fisher in the absence of William Harbord, Surveyor General of Crown Lands, of said particular; (3) entry dated July 22 of the Treasury Lords' signature of the docquet of this demise.
July 13. Same to the Customs Commissioners to restore Thomas Moore as surveyor of Customs at Topsham, from which he was lately directed to be suspended. Out Letters (Customs) VIII, p. 128.
Money warrant for 75l. to Somerset Fox for 1682, June 24 quarter, on his annuity or pension. Money Book IV, p. 18.
Same for 125l. to Sir William Killigrew for same quarter on his same. Ibid.
Henry Guy to the Attorney General to prepare a draft warrant for a lease under the great seal of the premises petitioned for by Mr. Preston, ut supra, p. 530. Out Letters (General) VI, p. 469.
Report to the King from the Treasury Lords on a draft royal letter as below and on the order of the Privy Council in Ireland by which it was drawn. "We have nothing to object against the said draft." Out Letters (Ireland) II, pp. 218–26.
Prefixing: (1) said order of the Privy Council in Ireland dated 1682, April 26, signed by Mich. [Archbishop of] Armagh, C[hancellor]; [Earl of] Drogheda, Visct. Blessington, [Visct.] Granard, [Visct.] Lanesborough, W. [Bishop of] Kildare, [Sir] Cha. Feilding, Rich. Coote, Will. Stewart. The highway leading through his Majesty's park from Dublin to Chapel Izod has been found to be very inconvenient for the said park as the deer cannot be preserved but daily in great numbers trespass on the lands adjoining, whereby many of them are every year lost and destroyed. The greatest part of the lands lying on the south side of the said highway is now enclosed within the park but does not belong to the King, and 64 acres of the residue thereof which does belong to the King have been set apart to be granted to the new hospital now building thereon: so that his Majesty's land lying on the south side of said highway contains (besides the said 64 acres) but a small quantity lying in several parcels. For the better securing of said park and the deer we have thought fit that the said highway and the lands south of it should be excluded from the park and that a wall should be made of lime and stone on the north side of said highway from the park gate next Dublin to Chapel Izod. Sir John Temple, kt., Solicitor General [Ireland], having his lands adjoining to the said park and to the abovesaid land on the south of the highway and having for several years received much damage therein by the said deer, has proposed as follows for building the said wall, viz. to build same of lime and stone eight feet high for the length as above and to make such gates therein as shall be necessary and to finish same in one year from May 1 next, leaving out of the said park a parcel of land next adjoining to the town of Chapel Izod on the north side the highway as was lately designed by a Committee of the Privy Council, Ireland, "upon view of the place where the said wall is to run": the said wall as measured by Mr. Robinson to be 527 perches in length, which at 3s. 9d. per perch (being the lowest rate that anyone hath offered to build it) will amount to about 800l. [sic] besides the charge of digging the foundation and making the gates: in return for the said piece of land so to be left out on the north side of the highway, and also of the rest of the King's land which is now within the park and will be left out by the wall [the said Temple proposes to build said wall at his own charge] on the further condition of receiving 200l. to be paid out of the Treasury [Ireland] by concordatum by 50l. a quarter within a year, the first payment thereof on Aug. 1 next: from the said grant of lands there is to be excepted and excluded the House of Chapel Izod, the court yard and gardens thereto, the bleaching yard there, the mills or weirs of Kilmainham, the wash house there, and the abovesaid 64 acres: also the two gatekeepers' lodges at Dublin and Chapel Izod to be so excepted unless they shall be found inconvenient for the gates to be placed in the new wall, in which case said Temple shall rebuild them where convenient, and in lieu of the gatekeeper's lodge on the road to Kilmainham said Temple will build a new lodge for a gatekeeper at the Phoenix Park, where a gate will be necessary.
The Privy Council [Ireland] finding the said proposal the best offer that has been made, agreed thereto and has thought fit to order said Temple to forthwith go on in making the said wall so as to finish same within a year of May 1 next and that William Robinson, Surveyor of his Majesty's Buildings, do set out the wall and see it properly built and that the land to be left out on the north side of the highway near Chapel Izod do not exceed five acres: further that the Attorney General prepare a draft royal letter for granting to said Temple and his heirs the said lands as above, under the rent of 1s. per an.: further that the said 200l. be paid to him, as above.
(2) Sir William Domvile to the Lord Lieutenant, dated June 19, enclosing the draft of the abovesaid royal letter in obedience to the abovesaid order of the Privy Council.
(c) Said draft royal letter for granting said lands, as above, to said Temple.
(d) Reference dated July 8 of said draft to the Treasury Lords from the King "having a particular regard to the services of Sir Jno. Temple."
July 14. Henry Guy to the Customs Commissioners to examine Peter Buckley for the first vacant place in the Customs which he may be fit for. Out Letters (General) VI, p. 470.
Same to Mr. Ashmole [Comptroller of Excise] for an account what is due and unpaid for 1681, Lady day quarter, to the bankers and others upon the perpetual interest [charged on the Hereditary Excise]. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Greathead to attend the Treasury Lords on the 21st inst. at the hearing of you and Mr. Morgan on said Morgan's petition asserting that he was the first discoverer of Mr. Toby Humphry's arrear. (The like notice to said Morgan.) Ibid.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Cashier to pay 25l. to Thomas Doyly for last June 24 quarter on his annuity. Money Book IV, p. 17.
Same to same to pay 36l. to Eliza. Creswell, relict of Richard Creswell and administratrix of Christopher Hussey for two years' salary to 1674, Sept. 29, for the office of under-searcher at Gravesend which was granted to said Hussey and afterwards, on his surrender, granted to him and Richard Creswell, his son-in-law, jointly. Ibid.
Money warrant for 650l. to George, Earl of Northumberland, to complete 1680, Christmas quarter, on his pension: to be paid out of Excise money in the Exchequer. Ibid.
Same for 300l. to George, Visct. Grandison, Sir Edward Villiers and Mris. Elianor Villiers, the executors of Dame Barbarah Villars, for half a year to June 24 last on her 600l. per an. as by the privy seal of 1681–2, Mar. 22, as in lieu of the 2d. per lb. tale Troy weight of silver money which should be coined in the Mint from 1682, Aug. 9, to 1691, Aug. 9, which was granted her by the patent of 1671, Aug. 26. (Money order dated July 21 hereon). Ibid, p. 17. Order Book XXXIX, pp. 23, 39.
Royal warrant to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for a grant to Richard Brudnell of the sum of 250l. which by inquisition taken at Harborough, co. Leicester, 1680, Oct. 22 (by virtue of a writ of capias utlagum issued out of the Common Pleas at Westminster against John Hanbury, outlawed at the suit of said Brudnell on a plea of debt) was found to be owing to said Hanbury and to Richard Halford, by William Faunt of Foston, co. Leicester, for the rent of several lands and tenements, which debt the sheriff of said county seized into the King's hands. King's Warrant Book IX, pp. 31–2.
July 14. Royal warrant to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal for a grant to Sir Roger Strickland, kt., of the duty on imported salt (salt imported from beyond the seas and from Scotland by way of merchandise): to hold same for 6½ years from Lady day last at the rent of 40s. per an.: all on surrender of the grant made 1670, June 2, of said duty to Sir Thomas Strickland for 18½ years from 1670, Lady day, at the rent of 1,000l. per an.: out of which rent there was 800l. per an. granted to Henry Slingsby by the great seal of 1672, May 22, for the residue of said term; which grant [to Slingsby] came afterwards by good assignment and assurance to Sir John Ernle, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, who by the direction and consent of the Duchess of Lauderdale, for whom he was entrusted, has surrendered same to the King. Of the 200l. per an. remainder of said rent of 1,000l. per an. the King made a grant by patent dated 1676, June 2, to Richard Crofts, esq., which grant also is surrendered to the King. King's Warrant Book IX, pp. 32–3.
The present grant is "in consideration of the surrender before mentioned," as also of the surrender to be made by said Sir Thomas Strickland of his interest in said duty.
Royal sign manual for 350l. 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 July 15 hereon. Money order dated July 17 hereon.) Ibid, p. 33. Money Book IV, p. 18. Order Book XXXIX, p. 19.
Same for 700l. to same for same: to be issued on same privy seal. (Money warrant dated July 15 hereon. Money order dated July 17 hereon.) King's Warrant Book IX, p. 33. Money Book IV, p. 18. Order Book XXXIX, p. 19.
Same for 702l. 19s. 0d. to same for same: to be issued on same privy seal. (Money warrant dated July 15 hereon. Money order dated July 17 hereon.) King's Warrant Book IX, p. 33. Money Book IV, p. 18. Order Book XXXIX, p. 19.
Royal warrant to the Treasury Lords to give warrant to the Clerk of the Pipe for a lease to William Kekewith of premises, ut infra, pp. 545–6, at the old rent only of 24s. per an. and fine of 50l.: all in consideration of the faithful services and sufferings of the lessee's relations for their loyalty and his impoverishment thereby: the said 50l. being to reimburse the Receiver General of the Duchy of Cornwall of the like sum which he has answered to the Crown upon his account for five years' increased rent of Chubb's tenement to 1679, Sept. 29, and one year's rent at 24s. for the said old rent to 1680, Sept. 29: it being the King's intent to remit and forgive to said Kekewith all other fines on said lease. King's Warrant Book IX, pp. 33–4.
Same to Sir Richard Dutton, Governor of Barbados, to receive for the King from the various persons in Barbados as follows the 82,792lbs. of Muscovado sugar, part of the proceed of the revenue of the Four and a Half per cent. duty in said island: said sugar having been assigned to the King, 1681, July 11, by a writing of assignment by Robert Spencer, Sir Charles Wheler and John Strode, Farmers of the said duty, as in consideration of the sum of 459l. 6s. 0d. allowed to them in their account: viz. said sugar to be received from the following individuals 11,716lbs. from John Rushworth, of Barbados; 66,877lbs. from George Tyrwhit, of Barbados; 737lbs. from _ Bayly, of Barbados; and 3,462lbs. from said George Strode, of Barbados. The proceed of said sugar is to be paid into the Receipt of the Exchequer and the account thereof is to be sent to the Treasury Lords. Ibid, p. 35. Out Letters (Plantations Auditor), pp. 101–2.
July 14. Royal sign manual for 75l. 4s. 9d. to Jno. Warner, Master of the King's barges, for 6 per cent. interest for one year to 1681, Sept. 29, on 1,254l. due to him on an order No. 781, registered on the Hearthmoney [being the purchase money] for two horses which the King bought of him at Greenwich. (Money warrant dated July 15 hereon. Money order dated July 17 hereon.) King's Warrant Book IX, p. 36. Money Book IV, p. 23. Order Book XXXIX, p. 18.
Royal warrant to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for a grant to John Sumers, gent., of a moiety of the fine of 500l. imposed in the King's Bench in Easter term, 1681, upon James Tesewell (Teswell) for baratry: to be as compensation for said Sumers's charge in prosecuting said charge. King's Warrant Book IX, p. 36.
July 15. Money warrant for 360l. to Arthur, Earl of Anglesea for last Lady day quarter on his allowance in lieu of diet as Lord Privy Seal. (Money order dated July 17 hereon.) Money Book IV, p. 18. Order Book XXXIX, p. 18.
Same for 150l. to Marmaduke Darcy for half a year to June 24 last on his fee as Surveyor of the Great Wardrobe. Money Book IV, p. 19.
Same for 150l. to George Bynion for same on his fee as Comptroller of the Great Wardrobe. Ibid.
Same for 185l. 4s. 6d. to Philip Packer, Paymaster of the Works, as imprest to be by him paid over to William Waite (Wayte), keeper of his Majesty's Privy Garden at Whitehall, for half a year to 1680, Sept. 29, for wages and disbursements for keeping the said garden and the Fountain Garden and also for cleaning the long stone gallery within said palace: as by two bills thereof allowed by Sir Christopher Wrenn. (Money order dated July 17 hereon.) Ibid, p. 19. Order Book XXXIX, p. 18.
Treasury warrant to the sheriff of co. Derby to pay (out of any of the King's money that shall come to your hands) 37l. 10s. 0d. to Lord Chief Justice Sir Francis Pemberton, in satisfaction of nine years' rent of 4l. 3s. 4d. per an. (being the remainder of the yearly rent of 41l. 15s. 11d. reserved for a messuage or tenement in Little Chester, co. Derby, payable by the bailiffs and burgesses of the town of Derby) which was granted by the Trustees for Fee Farms, 1672, Aug. 9, to said Pemberton and George Hadley, esq.: it appearing by a certificate from the Pipe Office that said 4l. 3s. 4d. has been answered to the King by said bailiffs and burgesses upon their several yearly accounts for the said nine years, 1672, Aug. 9, to 1680, Sept. 29: which sum ought to be made good to the said purchasers. Money Book IV, p. 19.
July 15. Money warrant for 10l. to Timothy Whitfield, Clerk of Foreign Estreats, for half a year to Lady day last, on his allowance for attendance and travel in safe-keeping all such records containing forfeitures of Recusants as have been estreated into the Exchequer Court and in carrying the same records from time to time to the Office of the Pipe to the intent the debts therein may be speedily drawn into the Great Roll. (Money order dated July 17 hereon.) Money Book IV, p. 20. Order Book XXXIX, p. 19.
Same for 115l. to same for 1½ years to Lady day last on his several annual fees and allowances of 10l., 33l. 6s. 8d., 26l. 13s. 4d. and 6l. 13s. 4d., in reward for his clerk's and his pains in writing and extracting all fines and amerciaments whereby the King may be answered same with more expedition. (Money order dated July 17 hereon, being for said period on his said allowance of 26l. 13s. 4d. per an. for extracting all fines ut supra, and of 6l. 13s. 4d. for writing and extracting all fines, issues and rents in the 12 shires of Wales). Money Book IV, p. 20. Order Book XXXIX, p. 19.
Same for 50l. to John Hill, Keeper of Battles Walk in Windsor Forest, for one year to Lady day last for hay for the deer and increase of keepers' wages. (Money order dated July 17 hereon.) Money Book IV, p. 20. Order Book XXXIX, p. 20.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Cashier to pay 100l. to the Mayor, bailiffs and burgesses of Berwick on Tweed for one year to 1679, Lady day, on the annuity for the repair and keeping up of the bridge there built by King James over the Tweed. Money Book IV, p. 21.
Money warrant for 25l. 1s. 10½d. each to the following Serjeants at Arms, being for one quarter each to dates as follow on their fee of 3s. a day and allowance of 2s. 6d. a day for board wages: viz. Joseph Harvey for 1679, June 24, John Topham for 1680, June 24, William Mease for 1679, June 24, Jno. Middleton for 1674, June 24, "and a quarter of his allowance due at Christmas, 1672," Jno. Templer for 1678, Christmas, Orlando FittzSimons for 1670, Sept. 29, Henry Deerham for 1680, Sept. 29, Roger Charnock for same, William Bishop, esq., for 1678, June 9 quarter, George Smyth for 1675, Sept. 29, Tho. Charnock for 1680, Sept. 29, Richard Thorne for 1676, Lady day, Thomas Pane "for a quarter of his fee due at Lady day, 1677, and allowance [due] at Midsummer, 1677," Edmund Williamson for 1673, Lady day, Robert Gyde for 1677, Christmas. Ibid.
Same for 4l. 11s. 3d. to Sir William Bishop for 1680, Sept. 29 quarter, on his fee of 12d. a day as Serjeant at Arms attending the House of Commons and further for 20l. 10s. 7½d. (as by the dormant general patent of 1679, July 24) to make his fee equal with the fees and allowances of the other Serjeants at Arms. (Money order dated July 22 for said 22l. 10s. 7½d.) Ibid, p. 22. Order Book XXXIX, p. 23.
Same for 100l. to Tho. Purcell for half a year to 1677, June 24, on his fee or salary of 200l. per an. as one of his Majesty's musicians. Money Book IV, p. 22.
July 15. Money warrant for 11l. 5s. 0d. to the Vicars of Lichfield Cathedral for three quarters to 1681, Christmas, on their perpetuity of 15l. Money Book IV, p. 23.
Same to 50l. to James Vernon for 1679, June 24 quarter, on his annuity or pension. Ibid.
Same for 20l. to Tho. Browne, esq., Clerk of the Estreats in the Court of Common Pleas, for one year to 1671, Lady day, on his fee of 10l. per an. and allowance of 10l. per an. Ibid, p. 24.
Same for 200l. to Phillip Packer [Paymaster of the Works] to be by him paid over to Leonard Gurle, his Majesty's gardener, in part of 320l. for one year to 1679, Christmas, for paying all workmen and for procuring and paying for all dung and all other charges relating to the garden in St. James's Park. (Money order dated July 18 hereon.) Ibid, p. 24. Order Book XXXIX, p. 20.
Same for 100l. to Eliz. Elliot, widow, for half a year to 1680, June 24, on her fee or salary as housekeeper of his Majesty's house at Newmarket. Money Book IV, p. 24.
Same for 45l. to the executors of Tho. Loup in part of 50l. for half a year to 1667, June 24, on his fee or salary as late one of his Majesty's engineers. Ibid, p. 25.
Same for 100l. to Sir Phillip Warwick for one year to 1680, Sept. 29, on his annuity or pension. Ibid.
Same for 10l. to Charles Coleman, one of his Majesty's musicians, for 1676, Christmas quarter, on his fee of 40l. per an.; and likewise 5l. for 1676, June 24, on his fee of 20l. per an. Ibid.
Same for 20l. to the executors of John Lely for half a year to 1676, Christmas, on his fee or salary as late one of the King's musicians. Ibid, p. 26.
Same for 14l. 13s. 9d. to Henry Norris for three quarters to June 24 on his fee of 12d. a day and allowance of 26s. 8d. [for a livery] as joiner of his Majesty's Privy Chamber. Ibid.
Same for 9l. 2s. 6d. each to the following as Grooms of the Great Chamber in ordinary to the Queen, being for one quarter each, viz., John Robinson for 1675, Lady day quarter, Jno. Hall for 1676, Sept. 29 quarter, James Dixon for 1679, May I quarter, Robert Willmott for 1680, Sept. 29 quarter, Tho. Thackham for 1680, June 24 quarter, Richard Change for 1681, Lady day quarter, Phillip Williams for 1680–1, Feb. 2 quarter, and Edw. Cane for 1682, Lady day quarter, and to Jane Kernan, relict of Jno. Kernan, for 1680, June 24 quarter. (Money orders dated July 19, 20 and 29 hereon.) Ibid, pp. 26–7. Order Book XXXIX, pp. 21–3.
Same for 200l. to Sir Charles Cotterell for one year to 1677, June 24, on his fee as Master of the Ceremonies. Money Book IV, p. 27.
Same for 121l. 13s. 4d. to Charles Cotterel, esq., for one year to 1678, Lady day, on his fee of 6s. 8d. a day as Assistant to the Master of the Ceremonies. Ibid.
Henry Guy to Mr. Graham to go with Mr. Preston to the Attorney General to request him to draw a warrant according to the following decree [sic for opinion]. Out Letters (General) VI, pp. 470–1.
Appending: report to the Treasury Lords from Sir Robert Sawyer [Attorney General] dated Feb. 15. In regard the King has obtained a decree for the estate late of Sir Thomas Preston in Lancashire and also that the trustees, Visct. Carrington and Humphery Weld should convey to the King the legal estate in them vested, which as yet they have not done, I am of opinion that the intended grant for seven years will not pass anything at present to Thomas Preston, esq., "who, I find by agreement with the King and your lordships, is to become farmer thereof at the rent of 400l. per an." But I conceive you may give an order to Mr. Preston to enter and take possession of the said intended estate or so much as he can obtain possession of and so may receive the rents and profits as from Pentecost last until a sufficient grant can be made by the King. And in case he cannot receive the full rents and profits he may have an allowance [on his rent] pro rata.
July 15. Henry Guy to the Attorney General to report on the following proposals from the Warden of the Mint. Out Letters (General) VI, pp. 471–3.
Appending: said proposals. "That the coinage being the King's prerogative and equally concerning the honour of the King as the benefit of the subject hath always received incouragement and support from the Crown and hath been defended by several penalties" against clipping, counterfeiting and debasing. It is incumbent on the Wardens of the Mint particularly to take care for putting the said laws in execution and for the charges of such prosecution they have been allowed to take to their own use without account all the clippings, clipt moneys, false moneys, tools etc. seized in the possession of such offenders, though the same be really forfeited to the Crown. The present Wardens of the Mint find that they will not be able to perform this service unless with the Treasury Lords' direction and countenance. They therefore propose (1) that on the arrest of a clipper etc. the Justice of the Peace send a copy of the information and examination to the Warden of the Mint. By reason of a disuse for some late years the present Wardens need some such public countenance "that it may be made known through all counties in England that there is such a publique and sworn officer unto whom all informations may be given." (2) That all clippings, clipt and false moneys, tools etc. by or of whomsoever seized may, after conviction, be delivered by the sheriff of the county to the Warden of the Mint, so that the moneys may be melted down and the tools broken, instead of being passed in payment and made use of again as they might be delivered if left in the hands of some ill men. (3) That such clippings, clipt and false moneys and tools may be to the Warden of the Mint's own use without account, as towards the charges of prosecution as above, which charges are supposed to be considerable especially in prosecutions in the country, remote from London.
Same to Sergt. Topham to attend the Treasury Lords this day week upon a complaint of Edward Kiffit. Ibid, p. 473.
Same to the Attorney General to consider with the Contractors for the Hearthmoney what the Treasury Lords had better send to the Justices of the Peace of Hallamshire concerning the business which said Contractors will inform you of. Ibid, p. 474.
July 15. 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. Disposition Book II, p. 160.
to the Paymaster of the Guards for subsistence [money of the Forces] 2,000
to ditto for off-reckonings 2,000
to me [Guy] for secret service in part of 5,000l. 200
to me [Guy for same] in full of 700l. 600
to the Cofferer of the Household 1,000
to Sir Stephen Fox for the Earl of Lichfield 300
to Sir William Killigrew 125
to Somerset Fox 75
Same to same to issue 700l. to Dr. John Taylor out of such money of the revenue of the Duchy of Cornwall as shall be paid into the Exchequer. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Duncomb to pay 9,500l. to the Treasurer of the Navy for the paying of[f] the Oxford. Tell Mr. Stephens that the money must be at Chatham by Wednesday or Thursday next at furthest. Ibid.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue as follows out of the 13,000l. which Sir Nathaniell Johnson, Mr. Trant and others have agreed to lend into the Exchequer on the credit of the Hearthmoney Farm rent due 1683, Mar. 25, and payable by the utmost days of grace 1683, Sept. 19, viz.. Ibid, pp. 161–2.
l. s. d.
to Mr. Roberts for the works at Windsor 920 0 0
to Phillip Packer on the ordinary of the Works 1,000 0 0
to ditto on the extraordinary of the Works, viz. for keeping the plantations in St. James's Park for 1679, Michaelmas and Christmas [quarters] 121 5 2
[to ditto for] Lady Ann's lodgings at St. James's 136 17 6
[to ditto for] Lady Ancram's lodgings 100 0 0
[to ditto for] the Mews 200 0 0
to ditto for Sir Eliab. Harvey to repair a lodge in Waltham Forest 50 0 0
to the Master of the Great Wardrobe 1,361 8 10
to the Treasurer of the Chamber 5,358 14 3
to Mr. Packer for Wayte, the gardener 185 4 6
to ditto for Capt. Gurle 200 0 0
to ditto for Mr. Peacock, the Hampton Court gardener 60 2 0
to Mr. Darcy and Mr. Benion 300 0 0
to the executors of Mr. Lely, late musician 20 0 0
to Mris. Eliz. Elliot 100 0 0
to me [Guy] for secret service 702 19 0
to 16 Serjeants at Arms (Serjt. Ramsey and Harsnet excepted) 401 10 0
to Sir Charles Cotterell 200 0 0
to Clement Cotterell 121 13 4
to Mr. Hill of Swinly Rails 50 0 0
to Sir Phillip Warwicke 100 0 0
to Mr. Whitfeild, Clerk of Estreats 125 0 0
to Andrew Lawrence, surveyor of highways 200 0 0
to Eton College 42 0 0
to executors of Tho. Loup 40 0 0
to Tho. Purcell 100 0 0
to Dr. Morrison. (This mo[ney] was afterwards paid to Mr. Guy) 200 0 0
to James Vernon 50 0 0
to Mr. John Warner 75 4 9
to Mris. Ursula Elliot 15 0 0
to Mr. Dolbin and Can 20 0 0
to Mr. Browne, Clerk of Estreats in the Common Pleas 20 0 0
to eight Grooms of the Chamber to Queen and Widow Kernan 82 2 6
to the Vicars of Lichfield 15 0 0
to Mr. Seagar 28 7 0
to Mr. Langwith 15 3 4
to Mr. Coleman, musician 15 0 0
to Mr. Norris, the joiner 14 13 9
£12,747 6 1
The remainder is to be reserved for the Treasury Lords' disposal.
July 15. Henry Guy to the Master of the Great Wardrobe to apply as follows the abovesaid 1,361l. 8s. 10d., viz.: Disposition Book II, p. 162.
l. s. d.
to complete the 13 particulars of the first page of the estimate of the 4th inst. 296 19 8
for stable equipage to 1682, Lady day 500 0 0
for a coach for the Morocco ambassador 212 16 4
to Webb, the fowl keeper 18 0 0
for the Tennis Court bills 111 12 10
for Mris. Smithsby, for which the Auditors of Imprests are to make allowance on the Wardrobe account 72 0 0
to Mr. Townsend, Clerk of the Wardrobe 150 0 0
£1,361 8 10
Same to the Treasurer of the Chamber to apply as follows the abovesaid 5,358l. 14s. 3d., viz. 23l. 5s. 5d. each to Jeffrery Aylemouth, Edmund Flower, Thomas Farmer and Joseph Fashion for half a year each; 58l. 14s. 2d. to Widow Greeting, whose husband was drowned; 23l. 5s. 5d. to Widow Tanner; 73l. 5s. 5d. to Dr. Staggins; 25l. to Dr. Staggins on 200l. per an. being intended for Mr. Peceable; 30l. to Dr. Blow for teaching the children of the chapel to write etc.; 7l. 10s. 0d. to Dr. Blow for Widow Cutler for a quarter; 11l. 12s. 8½d. each to John Lenthall and Theo. Fitstz; 24l. 13s. 4d. to John Singleton; 27l. 16s. 8d. to Henry Brockwell; 11l. 12s. 8½d. each to Simon Hopper and Isaac Staggins; 31l. 7s. 5d. to Tho. Purcell; 11l. 12s. 8½d. each to John Myer and William Clayton; 23l. 5s. 10½d. to Jno. Twiss; 11l. 12s. 8½d. to John Banister, junr. and Henry Purcell; 11l. 13s. 2d. each to Robert Strong, Giles Stephens, James Banester and Jeffery Banister; 11l. 12s. 8½d. each to Thomas Finell, Dr. William Child, Tho. Blagrave, Tho. Lanier and Henry Gregory; 11l. 13s. 2d. to Richard Tomlinson; 14l. 0s. 7½d. to Richard Hart; 11l. 12s. 8½d. to Frederick Steffkin; 14l. 0s. 7½d. to William Hall; 11l. 10s. 0d. to William Gregory; 27l. 10s. 0d. each to John Hingston and Edward Howton; 21l. 10s. 0d. to Christopher Preston; 25l. to Claudius de Grange; 11l. 12s. 8½d. each to the widow of Richard Dorney, the widow of John Atkinson, the widow of William Yokney and the widow of John Banister, senr.; 14l. 0s. 7½d. to the widow of Jno. Young; 23l. 5s. 10½d. to the widow of Jno. Strong; 11l. 3s. 2d. to the widow of William Howse; 12l. to Hester the rat killer; 100l. to Henry Legat, messenger, in part of his bill; 1,387l. 10s. 0d. to the yeomen of the Guard with their officers for a quarter; 200l. to the footmen; 300l. to Mr. Chase the apothecary; 60l. to the Queen's apothecary; 50l. to the apothecary of the Household; 181l. 12s. 0d. to the falconers; 150l. to the serjeant of the Buckhounds; 50l. to Philip Maddox, messenger; 25l. to Mr. Gregory, clerk of the Cheque; 100l. to Mr. Randieu; 150l. to Mr. English; 50l. to Mr. Coleman; 100l. to Mr. Marriot; 50l. to Mr. Boreman; 100l. to Mr. Kirke; 30l. to the serjeant of the Vestry; 52l. to Lady Sayers as laundress to the Queen; 30l. to Mr. Webb, the pondkeeper; 20l. to the theatre keeper; 50l. to Mr. Donkelly; 75l. to Mr. Rose, Peterman et al. Gentlemen Sewers; 49l. 17s. 6d. to Anthony Segar; 10l. to Nath. Cox, keeper of the Council Chamber, on bills; 10l. to Ben. Coleing, same, on same; 33l. 6s. 8d. to Jno. Cox; 33l. to Mr. Brockwell, on bills; 50l. to Mr. Rogers; 39l. 16s. 8d. to Mr. East; 30l. 1s. 0d. to William Smith, messenger, on bills; 274l. to the King's watermen for a quarter; 25l. to Mr. Dixon, messenger; 12l. 10s. 0d. each to Mr. Atterbury, William Smith, George Pearce, Symon Winslow, William Howell, Henry Evans, Tho. Saywell, Ralph Carter, Charles Mansell, Jno. Blundell and John Bidgeon, messengers; 164l. 5s. 0d. to the Grooms of the Chamber to the King and Queen for a quarter; 51l. to Thomas Saywell, messenger; 90l. to Pearce, Evans and Howell in part of 440l.; Mr. Bradley, messenger, in part 50l.; 100l. to Mr. Beake, messenger, on bills; 12l. 10s. 0d. to Ed. De Chaire. Ibid, pp. 163–5.
July 19. Money order for 20l. each to John Lowe, gent., and Mathew Lister, the Deputy Chamberlains of the Receipt of the Exchequer, for Easter and Trinity terms, 1682, on their allowance of 40l. per an. as an additional increase of their fee in respect of their extraordinary service in sorting and ordering the records as well foreign as domestic remaining in the Treasury at Westminster. Order Book XXXIX, pp. 20–1.
July 20. Money warrant for 2,860l. 16s. 8d. to Charles Fox, Paymaster of the Guards and Garrisons, to complete the sum of 8,341l. 11s. 8d. which, by the royal sign manual of June 24 last directed to said Fox, the King ordered to be paid to Thomas, Lord Colepeper for the pay of the Governor, general officers and the officers and soldiers of the two Companies disbanded at Virginia, being, according to a computation, for 850 days to 1682, April 30, towards which sum of 8,341l. 11s. 8d. there is to be applied the sum of 5,480l. 15s. 0d. which was formerly issued at the Exchequer to Nicholas Johnson, late Paymaster of the Forces, viz. 5,018l. 15s. 0d. by an order dated 1681, Dec. 6, and 462l. upon an order for 2,654l. dated 1681–2, Mar. 3. A memorandum is to be made upon the said order of Mar. 3 last, whereon 462l. has been paid in part, that no more is hereafter to be paid upon the same. The present warrant is drawn upon the privy seal of May 6 last. (Money order dated July 21 hereon.) Money Book IV, pp. 28–9. Order Book XXXIX, p. 23.
Appending: copy of the said royal sign manual of June 24 last to said Cha. Fox. It appears from your certificate of 1682, June 19, "that the Governor, general officers and the officers and soldiers of two Companies of Foot, consisting of 100 men in each Company, in our Plantation of Virginia (of which the muster rolls were complete to the end of June, 1681), being disbanded the last of April, 1682, to which time their established pay for two years and four months, being 850 days from the end of Dec. 1679 to the last of April, 1682, amounted to 15l. 173l. 5s. 6d. but by our order the calculation of the said establishment was so reduced that although the computation of men allowed is according to the said former muster rolls, yet their pay according to that reducement for the said 850 days amounts only to the sum of 8,341l. 11s. 8d. which is the full that is thereby due to our said Forces in our said Plantation." Said Fox is therefore hereby to pay said sum of 8,341l. 11s. 8d. to Lord Colepeper for said Governor, officers and soldiers as above.
July 20. Money order for 10l. to William Parkes, porter of the Receipt of the Exchequer, for half a year to 1682, June 24, for his attendance at the gate of the Receipt for the better securing his Majesty's treasure and for his attendance upon the officers there. Order Book XXXIX, p. 21.