Entry Book: August 1682, 1-10

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August 1682

Date. Nature and Substance of the Entry. Reference.
Aug. 1. The Treasury Lords to the Duke of Ormonde, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland. The King has declared that the contract which was designed for a new farm of the revenue of Ireland shall be no further proceeded in, but quite laid aside. Further, whereas by our letter of Sept. 1 last we signified the King's pleasure for taking off the restrictions laid upon the [present] Farmers of the Revenue there by the order of 1677–8, Mar. 22, and all other [such] orders, it is now his Majesty's pleasure that the Commission of Inspection be proceeded on anew and that the Commissioners do act for his Majesty's security as they were directed to do before the said restraints were taken off. Out Letters (Ireland) II, pp. 228–9.
You are also to take care that the Farmers be forthwith called upon to pay up their rent, according to their covenants, and to give an account how their present payments stand, and that their accounts be made up to the 1st of July last; and to make forthwith their demands of defalcations, if any, to the end they may be determined. And you are to direct the Barons of the Exchequer [Ireland] to proceed with all expedition (though out of term time] on what is regularly to come before them in relation to the said defalcations. Further you are forthwith to send to the several collectors of the Farmers to give you an account of what assignments they have now in their hands and what of them are paid and what not, and in case there be variety of assignments unsatisfied in any of the respective collectors' hands you are to give positive directions for those of the Civil and Military lists to be first paid. Further in our letter of Sept. 1 last there was a clause for Mr. Taylor to pay as imprest what should be requisite for the pay of the Army, Concordatum money, or other special or necessary service until receipt of the King's further direction. From the date of receipt of this present letter all warrants and orders [for issues of money] are to be directed to the Vice-Treasurer of his deputy as has been usual, particularly those for June pay. And the Vice-Treasurer is to be called upon to bring in his accounts to Mar. 20 last. You are also to give immediate orders for drawing the assignments for the money which is due to the Countess Dowager of Ossory upon her late Lord's pension of 2,000l. per an. she having administered to his estate. Out Letters (Ireland) II, pp. 228–9.
Aug. 1. Henry Guy to Mr. Roberts. Bring to the Treasury Lords forthwith an account of what money or provisions the gentlemen, who were lately intended to be Contractors for the Irish Revenue have furnished for Tangier or [for] shipping since 1681, May 1, and what they have paid for redemption of slaves from Morocco. Out Letters (General) VII, p. 14.
Same to the Solicitor General. The forfeited recognizances of Popish Recusants in Lancashire amount to 60,000l. Peruse Mr. Heywood's patent and consider whether the said forfeitures are comprehended therein, and if so report the best way of avoiding [annulling] said grant. Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners. What have you done in the matter of the removal of Mr. Charlton, deputy searcher? Ibid.
Same to the Solicitor General to report on the enclosed draft [missing]. Ibid.
Same to Sir Robt. Howard [Auditor of the Receipt] to take care that Sir Robert Viner register no more assignments upon his perpetual interest on the Excise until the undischarged orders in his own name or Mr. Stratford's be discharged. Ibid.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to pay out of moneys of First Fruits and Tenths now in or that shall come into the Exchequer and preferable to any [other] payments charged thereon, the arrears of 1,343l. 7s. 6d. part of 3,000l. due to the Band of Gentlemen Pensioners for half a year's wages due at Midsummer, 1681. Disposition Book II, p. 169.
Money warrant for 26l. 13s. 4d. to John Pottenger, Comptroller of the Pipe, for half a year to June 24 last on his allowance for writing the farms and debts of Recusants and summons of the Pipe in Pipe hand twice every year: to be paid out of sheriffs' proffers. (Money order dated Aug. 3 hereon.) Money Book IV, p. 34. Order Book XXXIX, p. 25.
Same for 20l. to same for half a year to Lady day last on his fee of 40l. per an. as Comptroller of the great roll of the Pipe. Money Book IV, p. 34.
Same for 100,000l. to Charles Fox, Paymaster of the Forces, as imprest for the Guards, Garrisons and contingencies thereof for the half year from July 1 last to Jan. 1 next. (Money order dated Aug. 3 hereon.) Ibid, p. 35. Order Book XXXIX, p. 25.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to employ Tho. Treglith (Tregleigh) as a tidesman at Hull loco Francis Lownds, lately dismissed. Out Letters (Customs) VIII, pp. 140, 141, 142, 143, 146.
Christopher Feild as master of the [Customs] smack at Queenborough loco William Wells, deceased.
Richard Owen to be established as riding surveyor at Pwllheli in North Wales at 40l. per an.
Henry Warwick as tidesman at Newcastle loco James Shepheard, lately dismissed.
Tho. Williams as same ibid. loco Robert Puncheon, lately dismissed.
Nath. Andrews as tidesman at Portsmouth loco Henry Smyth, lately dismissed.
Stephen Chuseman to be established as supervisor of all the tidesurveyors upon the river of Thames at 80l. per an.
Frederick Chaloner as waiter and searcher at Shields loco William Wilson, lately dismissed.
Trestian Webb as waiter and boatman at Southwold loco George Warren, lately dismissed.
William Tomlinson as a tidesman at Hull loco Thomas Gladstone, lately dismissed.
Tho. Hurt as same ibid. loco Tho. Lambart, dismissed.
Robert Langly as same ibid. loco William Dun, dismissed.
Cha. Fuller as same ibid. loco Tho. King, dismissed, Robert Frost as tidesman at Yarmouth loco Robert Griffin, lately dismissed.
Richd. Morley as same ibid. loco Edward Winn, dismissed.
William Clement as same ibid. loco Tho. Glover, removed to be waiter and searcher at Lowestoft.
Benjamin Mould as same ibid. loco William Meddall, removed to be waiter and searcher at Lowestoft.
Jno. Harvey as same ibid. loco George Sutton, lately dismissed.
Edward Hunt as boatman at Bardsey [Bawdsey] Ferry in Ipswich port loco James Harris, lately deceased.
James Hunwick to have an additional allowance of 5l. per an. as boatman at Burnham in Colchester port.
William Cliffe to be established as boatman at Burnham in Colchester port with 30l. per an. salary.
Aug. 1. Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to apply to Peregrine Cressett and George Hodges, the two landwaiters in Boston port, 5l. each of the 10l. per an. additional salary [formerly] directed to Mr. Dowse, collector of Spalding in Boston port. Out Letters (Customs) VIII, p. 142.
Same to same to make payable to the respective surveyors of the ports of Colchester and Liverpool from Lady day last till further order the additional salary of 10l. per an. each as proposed in the Customs Commissioners' memorial of Jan. 16 last. Ibid, p. 146.
Same to the Clerk of the Pipe for a grant to John Tooker of the office and offices of bailiff and collector of the rents and profits of the manors of Milton Falconbridge, Stoke under Hamdon, Stratton upon Fosse, Midsomer Norton, Farrington Gurney, West Harptree, Widcombe, Englishcombe and Laverton, co. Somerset, and Ryme, co. Dorset: to hold same with the fees thereof during pleasure. Warrants not Relating to Money IX, pp. 130–3.
Prefixing: (a) report dated July 19 last from William Harbord, Surveyor General of Crown Lands, upon said Tooker's petition for said offices. Said offices were formerly granted by the late King when Prince, together with the office of Clerk of the Market in Laverton and Englishcombe with certain fees, which for nine manors in Somersetshire (except Curry Mallet and Shepton Mallet, which this petitioner does not desire, seeing those manors are granted in lease) amount to about 10l. 13s. 4d. and for Ryme 26s. 8d., and there has been lately allowed about 3s. 4d. more in West Harptree "which fees are continued to this time to the respective bailiffs, but they certify no grants now in being of the said offices, yet I am informed that in my Lord Hawley's patent of the stewardship of the Somersetshire manors and now in Mr. Long's [patent] the bailiwicks are inserted, but the two offices being inconsistent they have not meddled with the bayliwicks: but they have been sometimes nominated by the Receiver General of the said [Cornwall] Duchy who did formerly take security of them, which I am informed is now neglected, and having written to Mr. Long, the present steward, for his opinion in this matter, he certifies me that many of these manors lie remote one from the other and that it is proper the bayliffes should live in or near them that the herryotts and casual profits might be the better secured." Petitioner lives in one of the manors and is a tenant in several others of them.
(b) Particulars of said offices, certified by John Griffith, Deputy Auditor of the Duchy of Cornwall. The office of bailiff and collector of the manor of Ryme Intrinseca and Extrinseca with their appurtenances in Ryme, Long Bredy and Langton Herring, co. Dorset, and parcel of the Duchy of Cornwall, was granted to Walter Jeanes, gent., 1619, June 25, by the late King Charles when Prince. Since 1662 to 1681 the fee of 26s. 8d. has been constantly allowed to John Strode, bailiff there, and since to Samuel Strode, now bailiff there. The manors of Curry Mallet and Shepton Mallet are in lease to Visct. Mordaunt and no bailiff's fee can be allowed during such lease. The office of bailiff of Milton Falconbridge was granted 1620–1, Jan. 22, by Prince Charles to Jno. Dyer, a tenant in said manor, and 20s. per an. has been allowed to him and to his successors, Thomas Priddle and Henry Culliford, the present bailiff. The office of bailiff of Stratton on Fosse was granted 1618, May 18, by Prince Charles to John Hull, and since 1661 26s. 8d. has been paid to Edmund Long, and afterwards to George Long and William Payne, the present bailiff. The office of collector and bailiff of the manor of Midsomer Norton, Farrington Gurney, Widcombe and West Harptree was granted 1616–17, Mar. 14, by Prince Charles to John Arnold, with the fees of 26s. 8d., 20s., 16s. 4d. and 6s. 8d. Since 1661 there has been paid for same to John Mogg and to Henry Woolford, the present bailiff, 26s. 8d., 20s., 16s. 8d. and 10s. Philip Johnson is the present bailiff of Stoke under Hamdon, and 53s. 4d. per an. has been always allowed for the bailiff, as this manor is much greater in rents than any of the rest.
(c) Certificate by Bartholomew Fillingham, Deputy Clerk of the Pipe, of the bailiwick and collectorship of the following manors. Said office for the manor of Curry Mallet was granted 1612–3, Feb. 27, to Thomas Smyth, with 26s. 8d. per an. For the manors of Englishcombe and Laverton the said office and the office of Clerk of the Market there were granted to John Collins 1630, Nov. 7, with the fees of 30s. and 13s. 4d.
Aug. 1. Treasury warrant to the King's Remembrancer to execute a warrant of the late Tresurer Danby for process of distringas ad computandum against Toby Humphreys for the 470l. unaccompted for by him as Collector of Hearthmoney in co. Yorks. and York city. Warrants not Relating to Money IX, p. 132.
Aug. 2. The Treasury Lords to Charles, Lord Baltimore, Governor and Proprietor of his Majesty's colony of Maryland in America. The accusations which you sent against Christofer Rousby, Collector of Customs in your Province, have been referred to us by order in Council. We have received the Customs Commissioners' report thereon and have also seen several other transactions which have passed in justification of said Rousby by all which he appears to us not to have been guilty of what he is charged with. He is to continue in his office of collector according to the purport of his deputation, and we desire you to countenance him therein on all occasions for his Majesty's service and to permit him to live quietly under your government. Out Letters (General) VII, p. 14.
Dormant privy seal for 10,000l.: to be issued in such proportions, to such persons and for such uses as the King shall from time to time direct by warrant under his royal sign manual. (Royal warrant dated Hampton Court, July 27, for said privy seal.) King's Warrant Book IX, p. 37.
Royal sign manual dated at Windsor, approving and establishing the following establishment for the King's drummers and fife [player] in ordinary, viz. 30l. per an. for the Major Drummer, 24l. per an. each for three drummers and 24l. per an. for one fife [player]: the said drummers and fife in ordinary having petitioned, and thereon the Treasury Lords having advised, that instead of 34l. 7s. 6d. yearly which was formerly payable at the Exchequer to each of the said drummers and fife, being six in number, for their fees and allowances they may very fitly be established and paid with the rest of the drummers by the Paymaster of the Land Forces out of the moneys assigned for the Forces. The present establishment to commence from 1681 2, Jan. 1. Ibid, p. 47.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to employ William Macey as collector in Bridgwater port loco Edward Blackwall, lately dismissed. Out Letters (Customs) VIII, pp. 143, 144, 145.
William Crowch and his partner to be established as the watermen to attend the supervisor of the tidesurveyors of the river of Thames: with 60l. per an. salary for both.
Deering Blackbourne to be restored as waiter at Exeter, the Treasury Lords having this day seen the certificate of his taking the sacrament, oath and test, and having received very good satisfaction touching his conformity.
Charles Young as collector of Arundel port loco John Amias, who relinquishes same.
John Nelmes to be established as warehouse-keeper at Yarmouth, with 20l. per an. salary.
John Penny as waiter and searcher at Totnes loco John Harlowen, who is a person engaged in trade and merchandise and therefore not fit for that employment.
William Bateman to have an extraordinary commission to seize uncustomed and prohibited goods.
John Jillet, a superannuated tidesman in this [London] port and Joseph Venner, one of the noontenders ibid. to exchange places.
Thomas Brough as tidesman at Lynn loco Thomas Cawood, dismissed.
Tho. Symonds as same ibid. loco Mathew Ebdon, dismissed.
John Bates as tidesman, Plymouth port loco _Wyatt, lately dismissed.
Aug. 2. Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to appoint to a clerk or officer of the Company of Merchant Adventurers of England (the Hamburgh Company) a seat in the Custom House which they are entitled to have by their charter, the said Company having, before the fire of London, had one such placed next the officers who passed the entries outwards for cloth and other woollen commodities, whereby he had or might have had notice of all that passed as to those commodities. Out Letters (Customs) VIII, p. 144.
Same to same to return to Thomas Onebye the deposit of 7l. 10s. 0d. for the Customs of 72 barrels of powder exported by the Morocco ambassador in the ship Margarett, more than was specified in the Treasury warrant for passing the said ambassador's goods free, without which deposit the ship Woolwich, which transports the said ambassador, might have been detained upon his Majesty's charge. Ibid.
Aug. 3. Royal sign manual for 700l. to Henry Guy for secret service, without account: to be issued on the 10,000l. dormant privy seal of the 2nd inst. (Money warrant dated Aug. 4 hereon. Money order dated Aug. 4 hereon.) King's Warrant Book IX, p. 45. Money Book IV, p. 35. Order Book XXXIX, p. 26.
Aug. 4. Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to employ William Dickenson to take care of the coast bonds and for other services: at 200l. per an.: as from Lady day last. Out Letters (Customs) VIII, p. 146.
Money warrant for 3,205l. 7s. 5d. to Sir Stephen Fox, without account: in satisfaction of the surplusage upon his account as Receiver and Paymaster of the Forces for the year ended 1679, Dec. 31, as declared Nov. 2 last. (Money order dated Aug. 7 hereon.) Money Book IV, p. 35. Order Book XXXIX, p. 26.
Treasury warrant to the Receipt for a tally to be struck for 1,611l. in the name of Richard Scriven, surviving Receiver of Hearthmoney, co. Salop, for the year and a half ended 1665, Sept. 29, and for issue to be made of said sum on the orders of loan as follows: it appearing that by the great seal of 1664, July 19, there was due to Sir Thomas Player, Chamberlain of the City of London, 100,000l. in repayment of so much then lent to the King by the Lord Mayor, Aldermen and Commonalty of London; and that by the great seal of 1664, Nov. 24, there was further due 110,000l. to the same for other such loan, which sums, with the interest thereof, were to be paid (and are since paid) out of the Hearthmoney from 1664, Michaelmas, by the collectors and receivers thereof who, by the said patents, were to pay same immediately to said Player, "but so as that the regularity of the Receipt of the Exchequer might be observed both in receipt and payment thereof" further that by Treasurer Southampton's warrant of 1665–6, Mar. 20, orders were drawn in the Exchequer for said sums of 100,000l. and 110,000l. and issues directed upon the said orders for such sums as then had been paid or thereafter should be paid to said Player by said Hearthmoney collectors until satisfaction of said 100,000l. and 110,000l.: Player giving his acquittance therefore from time to time to the respective Tellers of the Exchequer to the end that tallies might thereupon be levied and given to the collectors of said duty respectively for their discharge: further that Richard Scriven, esq., and Sir Richard Ottley, kt. (since deceased), late Receivers of Hearthmoney, co. Salop, for the 1½ years ended 1665, Sept. 29, paid to said Player as above 1,611l. as appears by 21 acquittances between 1665, Dec. 1, and 1667, June 17; for which sum of 1,611l. no tallies have been struck in the Exchequer, as appears by the said acquittances in the hands of said Mr. Scriven. These acquittances are first to be given up before the present tallies be given out. Money Book IV, pp. 36–7.
Aug. 4. Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue as follows out of such Excise money as is directed to be paid into the Exchequer this week, viz. Disposition Book II, pp. 169–70.
l. s. d.
to the Paymaster of the Forces for subsistence 2,000 0 0
to Sir Stephen Fox for the surplus of an account 3,205 7 5
to the Cofferer of the Household 1,000 0 0
to me [Guy] for secret service in part of 500l. [5,000l.] 200 0 0
to Mris. Eleanor Gwynn 250 0 0
£6,656 7 5
And likewise to issue as follows out of such Customs money as is directed to be this week paid into the Exchequer, viz.
to the Treasurer of the Navy for the Richmond's men 350
to ditto for the men of the Assistance 1,500
to ditto for the Phenix 7,000
to ditto for fitting out the Henrietta 490
to ditto for Sick and Wounded 400
to Mr. Gore for hemp 763
to the Treasurer of the Navy for [one week's] weekly money whereof 2,000l. for the Victuallers 3,500
to the Treasurer of the Ordnance 500
Same to the Customs Commissioners. The Treasury Lords have acquainted the King in Council with the opposition Mr. Jans meets in his office in the Isle of Man. The Privy Council is to write a letter to the Earl of Derby to countenance and assist him. You are to draft this letter Out Letters (General) VII, p. 15.
Same to the Lord President of the Privy Council to attend the meeting appointed by the King on Sunday afternoon next at Windsor concerning the Irish revenue. (The like notice to the Duke of Ormonde, the Lord Chamberlain, Earl of Halifax, Earl of Conway, Secretary Jenkins and Mr. Seymour.) Ibid.
Same to Alderman Sturt. In your list of provisions to be sent to Tangier there is more set down than you are to send at present. Send the Treasury Lords a list of such provisions as you are now sending thither and the name of the ship, and my Lords will give you a warrant for their transport Customs free. Ibid.
Aug. 4. Henry Guy to Charles Porter to receive Mr. Mildmay's information of a discovery of woods belonging to the King, and to report thereon to my Lords. Out Letters (General) VII, p. 16.
Aug. 7. Same to Mr. Agar. Report to the Treasury Lords on the following paper. Ibid.
Appending: "for the weeds in the forest of Dean, meaning the orle, holly, crooked beech, hawthorne, sally and hazle, the proposer will be obliged to take as many thousand cord as will amount to 1,500l. at 4s. per cord for 21 years, out of which his Majesty never yet made any advantage."
Same to Sir Dennis Gauden, enclosing a copy of the Countess of Middleton's petition. Give the Treasury Lords answer why the money is not paid. Ibid.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt for an account of the Poll money of the Lords which has been paid into the Exchequer in the last two terms. Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to report on the following paper. Ibid.
Appending: (1) memorial from the French ambassador concerning the seizure at St. Ives of the ship St. Corentine of Nantes: as referred to the Treasury Lords the 3rd inst. (2) Letter dated July 26 from Mr. Trexwith of St. Ives to Mr. Charles Godolphin concerning same.
Money order for 386l. 9s. 0d. to John Walker, Usher of the Exchequer Court, for necessaries delivered to the officers of the said Court in Trinity term last, and for 140 days Mar. 18 last to Aug. 5 inst. for diet for said usher at 5d. a day. Order Book XXXIX, p. 25.
Treasury warrant to the Excise Commissioners to pay 2,283l. 13s. 7½d. to Samuell Heron, gent., to complete the payment of the 4,308l. 4s. 11d. advanced by him to Edwd. Backwell upon [security of] said Backwell's annuity or yearly rent of 17,759l. 13s. 8d.; towards repayment of which loan there has been 2,024l. 11s. 3½d. ordered by the Treasury warrant of June 13 last. You are to take Heron's acquittance for same until a tally be produced and delivered to you, as is intended, for your more regular discharge. Money Book IV, p. 37.
Same to the Receipt for tallies of assignment on the Tenths of the dioceses of Oxford, Worcester, Hereford, and St. Davids for 212l. 10s. 0d. to Eliz. Hamilton for last June 24 quarter on the annuity to her children; and on the Tenths of the dioceses of Chester and Rochester for 125l. for same quarter on the annuity to herself. Ibid, p. 38.
Warrant under the royal sign manual directing all Justices of the Peace and other officers before whom any informations shall hereafter be taken concerning counterfeiters, clippers or debasers of the coin, to forthwith send said informations to Sir Thomas Wharton, Kt. of the Bath, and Phillip Wharton, the Wardens of the Mint, "whom we have charged to take care of such prosecutions": to the end the offenders may be speedily prosecuted. King's Warrant Book IX, p. 48.
Aug. 8. Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue to me [Guy] for secret service (to complete 700l. for secret service) the 200l. which was directed July 15 last to be issued to Dr. Morrison out of loans on the Hearthmoney. Disposition Book II, p. 170.
Same to same to issue (out of Hearthmoney loans now remaining in the Exchequer) 121l. 16s. 0d. in part of 243l. 12s. 0d. to the Earl of Lindsey, Warden of Waltham Forest; and 128l. 4s. 0d. as below to the Treasurer of the Chamber for the keepers of Waltham Forest, payable in the Office of the Chamber and as in part of 256l. 8s. 0d. to clear their arrears to Lady day last. Ibid.
Followed by: a later letter from same to same dated 1682, Aug. 29. The Treasury Lords are now informed that Henry Lowing, Keeper of New Lodge Walk within said forest, who was intended to be paid by the latter clause of the above letter is not payable in the Office of the Treasurer of the Chamber. His share of the 128l. 4s. 0d. being 91l. 14s. 2d., this sum is not to be issued to the Treasurer of the Chamber as above, but is hereby to be issued to me [Guy] for secret service as in part of the 330l. 1s. 8d. on a warrant for secret service.
Same to Mr. Griffin, Treasurer of the Chamber. Tho. Bradley, Keeper of Epping Walk, Henry Lowing, Keeper of New Lodge Walk, and George Blackwell, Keeper of West Henault Walk, all in Waltham Forest, have agreed to accept 256l. in full satisfaction of all arrears to them to 1682, Lady day, being 30l. 8s. 2d. to Bradley, 183l. 8s. 4d. to Lowing, and 42l. 11s. 6d. to Blackwell. A moiety hereof is directed to be issued to you as above, which you are to pay in the above proportions. When the other moiety is provided you are to take their acquittances in full of their said fees to Lady day last. Ibid, p. 171.
Same to the Customs Commissioners. The town of Dover is to be heard before you make the intended alterations in the Custom House or warehouse at Dover. Out Letters (General) VII, p. 16.
Same to Mr. Brisban, Secretary [to the Admiralty]. Mr. Bowyer, who was sent to mark several trees in Whittlewood and Salcey Forest, has cut down divers trees for which he had no authority. The Treasury Lords desire the Admiralty Lords to inquire into this. Ibid, p. 17.
Same to same to lay before the Admiralty Lords for their examination the draft articles for building a Navy Office and the draft warrant for lease of the ground to the builder. Ibid.
Same to the Master of the Ordnance forwarding a letter [missing]. Hereupon the Treasury Lords desire you to send down to Pendennis Castle such a number of gunners as may take full care of the guns of that place "as their Lordships formerly intimated to you." Ibid.
The Treasury Lords to the Commissioners for the late Six Months' Assessment in co. Monmouth. Charles Williams, Receiver of said Assessment for your County, is your nominee, and you have or ought to have taken good security from him. There remains 116l. unanswered thereof and the Receiver's bond is not [by you] returned into the King's Remembrancer's Office for process against him. You are forthwith to return said bond or process will be directed against yourselves. Ibid.
Aug. 8. The Treasury Lords to Mr. Luggar, the Mayor of Bodmin. We lately admonished you to aid the Hearthmoney officers. We understand that you have been misguided in point of law. The Attorney General is clearly of opinion that new discoveries [of Hearths] may be distrained for before they be returned [certified] into the Exchequer. We hope that you and the Town Clerk of Bodmin will give no further cause of complaint. Out Letters (General) VII, p. 18.
Money warrant for 243l. 12s. 0d. to Robert, Earl of Lindsey, Warden of Waltham Forest, to be by him paid to the officers and keepers of said forest as follows, viz.: 67l. to John Alsop, the present keeper, and Mary, widow of _ Gallop, the late keeper of Leighton Walk, Walwood and Homefrith woods (for 10 years on the fee of 4d. a day for Leighton Walk and _ years on the 3d. a day for Walwood and Homefrith woods); 58l. 19s. 4d. to Edward Hyde, keeper of Woodford Walk (for five years and 94 days on the fee of 8d. a day); 23l. 6s. 0d. to Geo. Noads, the present keeper, and Eliz., widow of John Herrold, late keeper of Walthamstow Walk (for seven years on the fee of 8d. a day); 24l. 6s. 8d. to Thomas and John Betts, keepers of Loughton Walk (for two years on the fee of 8d. a day); 70l. to Tho. Campion, Tho. Betts, James Austine, Tho. Bradley and Andrew Dolton (Dalton), deputy rangers (for 10 years and 94 days on their fee of 6d. a day): all in full of their respective fees in arrear to them at Lady day last. (Money order dated Aug. 19 hereon.) Money Book IV, p. 38. Order Book XXXIX, p. 27.
Treasury warrant to P. Packer, Paymaster of the Works, to pay (out of the extraordinaries of the Works) 50l. to Sir Eliab Harvey, kt., Lieutenant of Waltham Forest, to be by him expended in repairing the two lodges within the New Lodge Walk and Chinckford Walk within said forest. Money Book IV, p. 40.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to permit the Victuallers of Tangier Garrison to ship off, Customs free, in the Valentine and Unity the provisions as in Alderman Sturt's letter, viz.: 329,988lb. of biscuit, 27,643 four-lb. pieces of beef, 3,737 bushels of pease, 2,938 bushels of oatmeal, 37,078lb. of butter, 50,200lb. of cheese. Out Letters (Customs) VIII, pp. 146 7.
Appending: said letter dated Aug. 8.
The Treasury Lords to the Earl of Arran [Lord Deputy of Ireland]. The new contract for the intended farm of the Revenue of Ireland being quite off, too much care cannot be taken that the civil and military lists should be provided for before other payments. We desire you to give order that no payments may be made upon account of pensions for what was due at Lady day last till the King's pleasure be further known, the Countess Dowager of Ossory's money, ut supra, p. 562, only excepted. Out Letters (Ireland) II, p. 230.
Aug. 8. Treasury warrant to the Receipt to take in and vacate the three tallies of pro for 250l. each struck 1681, Oct. 1, Dec. 31, and 1682, Mar. 29, for Peregrine Bertie et al. trustees for the Countess Dowager of Plymouth, upon her annuity of 1,000l. for the three quarters ended 1682, Lady day, being struck upon the Treasury Lords as Farmers of the Alienations on the rent thereof for 1681: and in lieu thereof to strike like tallies of same date on same on the rent thereof for the year 1682: all by reason that said former tallies cannot be paid out of the [Alienation Farm] rent of the year 1681. Warrants not Relating to Money IX, p. 134.
Aug. 9. Privy seal dormant for an annuity or yearly pension of 1,000l. "to our naturall sonn Henry, Duke of Grafton" as royal bounty from Christmas last, during pleasure: to be payable out of the revenue of First Fruits and Tenths of the Clergy or either of them either by tallies on such fund or out of the moneys of such fund in the Exchequer. (Royal warrant dated July 27 for said privy seal.) King's Warrant Book IX, p. 38.
Privy seal to the Treasury Lords to cause all clippings, clipped and false moneys, and all tools and materials belonging to clippers and counterfeiters to be delivered by the sheriff, after conviction, to such person as the Treasury Lords shall entrust for the King's use; and further, out of the proceeds thereof to reward discoverers of such offenders: it being found that such clippings, false moneys and tools, which ought to have accrued to the Crown, have been embezzled and not accounted for to the Crown as they ought to have been. (Royal warrant dated July 27 for said privy seal.) Ibid, p. 40.
Henry Guy to Visct. Falkland to apply to the carrying on of the works of the new ships the 531l. 3s. 4d. remaining in your hands of the 500l. per week part of the Navy weekly money. Out Letters (General) VII, p. 18.
Same to Alderman Sturt. Attend the Treasury Lords to-morrow with an account of the provisions of victuals now remaining in the stores at Tangier and of those which you are now sending thither. Ibid.
Same to Sir James Shaen. Send to the Treasury Lords copies of the authorities by which you now act for the Customs, Excise and other branches of the Revenue of Ireland. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Hewer to attend the Treasury Lords to-morrow. (The like notice to Mr. Creed. Bring a copy of the minutes made by the Lords Commissioners for Tangier for the last regulation concerning the reforming of Regiments in Tangier.) Ibid, pp. 18, 19.
Same to Mr. Brisban. Attend the Treasury Lords to-morrow and bring an account of the complement of men upon every ship now designed for the service of Ireland, and of the yearly charge of the Mary yacht now upon the coast of Ireland. Ibid, p. 19.
Same to the Attorney General. The following are the names of the King's witnesses now in pay and their weekly allowances. Certify the Treasury Lords how many of them will be further necessary to be continued for his Majesty's service at their respective allowances: viz. Robert Bolron, 2l. per week for himself and wife; Edward Ivye, 1l. 10s. 0d. per week; Paul Gormly, 12s. per week; George Coddon, 12s. per week; John Smith, 1l. 10s. 0d. per week; George Murfey, 12s. per week; Edward Murfey, 12s. per week; John Booth, 2l. per week for himself and wife; Dennis Macnamara, 16s. per week; Bryan Haynes, 2l. per week for himself and wife; William Lewis, 1l. per week; Lawrence Mowbray, 1l. per week; Stephen Dugdale, 2l. per week; Francisco Feria, 1l. per week; John Macnamara, 1l. 10s. 0d. per week; Teresa Peacock, 1l. 10s. 0d. per week; John Teale, 1l. per week; David Povey, 10s. per week. (Total weekly charge, 21l. 14s. 0d.) Ibid.
Aug. 9. Henry Guy to the Attorney General to prepare a draft warrant for a lease to James Kemp, Walter Norris, Peter Hallamore, Tho. Worth, William Worth and James Harle, of Penryn, merchants, and Gyles Masters, of London, gent., of the Coinage duty of 4s. per hundred[weight] of tin to be coined in the Stannaries of Cornwall and Devon: the consideration to be an advance of 3,000l.: post groats to be specially excepted: the lessees to have power to sue for and receive to their own use the King's part of all forfeitures for embezzling or not coining of tin; that is in case you think such forfeitures can legally be granted: power to them to make seizures and to execute all Stannary laws: the term to be seven years from Michaelmas next: the rent to be 6,000l. per an., payable half yearly or within 60 days thereafter: a covenant for defalcation in case of war or great mortality or lessening of the revenue by Act of Parliament: the Farmers to have 6 per cent. interest and 2 per cent. reward on their advance money: the lessees to covenant not to compound or lessen the duty: the King's officers to be aiding to them: the Farmers may from time to time inspect the entries of tin in the Custom House book: the King may determine the farm by a year's notice under his great seal, privy seal or sign manual. Out Letters (General) VII. pp. 21. 2.
Aug. 10. Money warrant for 5,000l. to Henry Guy to complete the half year to 1681, Christmas, on the 20,000l. per an. for three years for secret service, as by the privy seal of 1679, June 30, which three years expired at 1681, Christmas. (Money order dated Aug. 10 hereon.) Money Book IV, p. 39. Order Book XXXIX, p. 26.
Same for 46l. 18s. 3d. to Jno. Chetwind in satisfaction of the surplusage resting on his account as Receiver General for co. Stafford of the 1678 Poll: according to the state of said account as made by Tho. Raban, Deputy Auditor of that county: to be satisfied out of the moneys of said Poll in the Exchequer. (Money order dated Aug. 10 hereon.) Money Book IV, p. 39. Order Book XXXIX, p. 26.
Treasury warrant to the Lord Treasurer's Remembrancer in the Exchequer, etc. to allow 32l. 6s. 0d. to Francis Bows in his account as sheriff of co. Northumberland, for his charge, and the charge of William Carr, his undersheriff, about divers writs and files of process against Recusants which he received 33 Car. II. and in the due execution of which he and his said deputy used all possible care, "whereupon [Recusants'] lands to near the value of 800l. per an. have been found" it being reported thereupon to the Treasury Lords by Richard Graham and Phil. Burton that said sheriff paid to Mr. Christian, Receiver General of Popish forfeitures arising in said county, 246l. levied by him, without deduction of 12d. per £ poundage, and that further he expended 20l. out of his own pocket in the said service. Money Book IV, p. 40.
Aug. 10. The Treasury Lords to Sir William Stapleton. By order in Council of the 3rd inst. you are to put in suit a bond lately taken upon the condemnation of a New England vessel whereof Henry Brunet, a Rochelle man born, was part owner. We are also acquainted that a ship from the coast of Africa laden with negroes and other commodities has been lately seized at St. Christopher as well for having failed in the respect to the King's flag as for trading contrary to the Royal Africa Company's charter. You are to send us a particular account of the proceed of the first said ship and also of the last named if she be condemned. "And as any sums of money shall come to your hand or become applicable to his Majesty's use, whether by seizures or otherwise, we expect a constant and regular account to be transmitted unto us" in the manner formerly prescribed. Out Letters (Plantations Auditor) I, pp. 107–8. Out Letters (General) VII, p. 20.
Henry Guy to Mr. Duncome to forthwith advance 500l. to the Earl of Feversham for his journey into France, taking his letter of attorney to discharge the Exchequer of so much [of said Earl's ordinary] and retaining in your hands as much as will pay the [Exchequer] fees [on such ordinary]. The Treasury Lords will see you regularly repaid. Disposition Book II p. 171.
Same to the Solicitor General. In all the powers for managing the Revenue of Ireland you are to take care to insert a clause on each particular branch of that revenue that the Farmers or managers shall always obey the directions and orders of the Treasury Lords. Out Letters (General) VII, p. 20.