Entry Book: April 1683, 2-14

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April 1683

Date. Nature and Substance of the Entry. Reference.
April 2. Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to discharge the seizure of the ship Golden Dolphin, John Purdis master, seized, with the tobacco, wine brandy and snuff on board her, by Capt. Lowe, Deputy Surveyor of the Navigation Act, and Stephen Chuseman, surveyor of the tidesurveyors, upon a clause in the Act of Frauds against the importation from the Netherlands or Germany of any sort of wine other than Rhenish, and of spicery, grocery, tobacco, etc.; it appearing that said ship sailed from Amsterdam to Genoa, but it being winter time and he fearing to be frozen in whilst sheathing came hither to get it done [at London] having on board only 50s. worth of rotten tobacco to make snuff and a small quantity of other tobacco, brandy and Muscadell wine for provisions, none of them being intended to be landed. Out Letters (Customs) VIII, p. 196.
Same to same to employ William Hackworth as weighing porter London port loco Joseph Ashe, lately dismissed. Ibid, pp. 197, 198.
Hen. Millar as weighing porter London port loco David Tucker, lately dismissed.
Tho. Vick as boatman at Beachley in Bristol port loco Thomas Robinson, who declines same.
John Wichal as tidesman at Weymouth loco Stephen Pollard, deceased. In the margin: cancelled 2 Sept., 1683.
April 2. Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to pay 10l. per an. additional salary to Bazill Hill, surveyor and landwaiter at Bridgwater. Out Letters (Customs) VIII, p. 197.
Same to same to discharge the seizure of the ship William and Jane, Giles Daniel commander, and her lading of oil from the Straits, she being seized for not being navigated with three-fourths of her mariners English: it appearing that in Sept., 1681, she sailed from London to Ireland with eight English and one foreign boy, there took in fish for Leghorn and Naples, thence to Taranto and there loaded oils for London, sent two men ashore for water, but had to depart without them for fear of missing the convoy, so he borrowed a stranger from another ship, and at Gibraltar one of his English was pressed by the Bristol frigate: so he returned with only five English and two strangers. Ibid.
Henry Guy to the Attorney General to report on the enclosed two warrants [missing] for regulating payments in the Great Wardrobe, one drawn by the Auditors of Imprests, the other by the officers of the Wardrobe. Out Letters (General) VII, p. 128.
Same to the Customs Commissioners. Report on the enclosed [missing] which was sent out of Cornwall to the Treasury Lords. Lord Cheyne has a more particular account of this business from Sir Jonathan Trelauny. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Hewer to forthwith pay 70l. to the following poor Tangier soldiers. Attend my Lords to-morrow and they will settle your paper. Ibid, pp. 128–9.
Appending: said Hewer's report dated Mar. 28 last to the Treasury Lords. The poor Tangier soldiers, whose petition was referred to me the 27th inst. are as follows:
John Barnes, aged 61, wounded in the back.
John Burton, aged 40, his back broke and head wounded: is weake.
Giles Bodwine, aged 55, cut in the head.
John Bayly, aged 52, lost his left arm.
Edward Chapman, aged 74, wounded in his shoulder, back and leg.
William Cannon, aged 60, knee broke.
Thomas Churchman, aged 51, leg broke.
Benjamin Clarke, aged 54, wounded in his head and leg.
John Fairecloth, aged 56, much wounded.
John Fletcher, aged 40, leg broke.
Martin Flaharty, aged 63, left leg hurt: is lame.
John Headley, aged 64, lost his left eye.
William Horne, aged 42, right leg wounded.
Thomas Hogkin, aged 64, aged [? agued].
Robert Hall, aged 65, right eye lost and left hand lame.
Edward Hutton, aged 70, leg wounded and very old.
Richd. Higson, aged 27, left arm lost.
Henry Jeffryes, aged 64, wounded in his body and leg: is very infirm.
James Macklare, aged 62, much wounded.
John Kiddar, aged 61, very infirm.
Den Loughland, aged 72, side and head wounded and very old.
Edward Miles, aged 64, leg wounded and weak.
John Norton, aged 67, very infirm.
George Pippen, aged 55, right arm lost.
Humph. Richards, aged 30, right arm lost.
Jonas Bench, aged 28, right arm lost.
Robert Stapletone, aged 63, right arm lost.
Jno. Sampson, aged 66, head and leg wounded.
Rich. Stockdall, aged 70, very old.
James Sheares, aged 60, thigh hurt.
Richard Thorpe, aged 60, very sick.
John Taylor, aged 47, head wounded.
Lancelt Williams, aged 66, very weak.
John Webb, aged 69, very sick.
Edward Whitesides, aged 29, left hand lost.
On Jan. 18 last I paid them each 40s. except John Webb, whom you [the Treasury Lords] allowed 3l. more to redeem him out of prison. This came to 73l. which lies before you for a settlement. They have had no other relief or settlement as yet, but the King's bounty from time to time and yearly the Maundy.
April 2. Royal warrant to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal to grant to John Backwell the following premises, being part of the lands of Edward Backwell, lately seized into the King's hands in satisfaction of a debt of 61,871l. 6s. 6d. charged upon him in the accounts of Sir George Carteret, late Treasurer of the Navy, viz.: several messuages, tenements and shops in Lombard Street and Exchange Alley in St. Mary Wolnoth, ut infra, of the total annual value of 320l.; also the manor house of Tyringham with the lands and fishings in Tyringham and Lathbury, co. Bucks, of the yearly value of 90l.; also the residue of the said manor of Tyringham, being several closes and parcels of land there of the yearly value of 30l.; also the wood called Hollingdale Wood in Emberton, co. Bucks, of the yearly value of 60l. Said grant is to be during the extent and said John Backwell is to pay the said rents into the Exchequer, together with 333l. 6s. 8d. for the rents and profits from the time of the extent to Lady day last. The King to covenant not to extend the premises again under colour of any debt of the said Edward Backwell without the consent of the said John Backwell.
Appending: particulars of said premises, viz. (a) of the Lombard Street items, viz., the "Bunch of Grapes" in the tenure of John Taswell, the "Golden Bottle" late in that of Richard Hoare and now in that of Peter Wade, the "Fox" in that of John Snell, the Exchange Coffee House late in that of Eliz. Kemp and now in that of Joseph Hamlin, the "Dolphin" late in that of David Clerke and now in that of Eliz. Barrow and the tenement in Lombard Street and Exchange Alley late in the tenure of Edward Backwell and now in that of Valentine Duncombe: all as found by inquisition taken at the Guildhall 1682, July 11, before Thomas Pilkington and Samuell Shute, esqrs., sheriffs; (b) of the manor house of Tyringham with various closes of land detailed, Tyringham mill dam and the fishing in the river Ouse and the Luggs on the banks, all parcel of said manor in Lathbury, co. Bucks, and late in the occupation of John Backwell, senr., Rich. Mountney, senr., and Ric. Mountney, junr.; (c) of the said residue of said manor being certain closes and meadows, detailed, in said parishes of Tyringham and Lathbury and now or lately in the occupation as above; and also Hollingdale Wood in Emberton, co. Bucks, containing 52 acres, and now or late in the tenure of said Edward Backwell: the said lands in Bucks being found by inquisition taken at Aylesbury 1682, July 22, before Nicholas Hacket, esq., then sheriff. (d) Memorandum by T. Eden, Deputy King's Remembrancer, as to the above particulars.
April 2. Money warrant for 500l. to Robert Squibb, junr., as imprest for the redemption of English captives: to be issued out of moneys arisen by the late collection for same. (Money order dated April 3 hereon.) Money Book IV, p. 161. Order Book XXXIX, p. 65.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Cashier to pay the patent officers of the outports half a year on their patent fees or salaries. Money Book IV, p. 161.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to direct the payment of the 1683, Lady day quarter's salary bill of the outports. (Total, 4,089l. 4s. 2d.) Ibid, p. 163.
April 3. Money warrant for 20l. to Wendiver Lownds and William Wekett, without account: as a reward for their extraordinary pains in carrying letters upon several occasions for his Majesty's service until 1683, Lady day. (Money order dated April 4 hereon.) Money Book IV, p. 162. Order Book XXXIX, p. 66.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Cashier to pay 30l. 10s. 0d. to Robert Hall, customer of Chichester port, for half a year to 1682, Sept. 29, on his salary. Money Book IV, p. 162.
Same to William Roberts, Receiver of Windsor revenues, to pay 61l. 5s. 0d. to Charles Bowles for 1¾ years to Christmas last for the rent of Monsieur Vario's house which he [Verrio] lives in, hired of said Bowles by the Lord Chamberlain. Ibid, p. 163.
Money warrant for 100l. to Henry Howard for half a year's salary [to Lady day last] as Comptroller of Revenue of Wine Licences: same being certified by the Wine Licence Commissioners to be due to him. Ibid, p. 164.
Henry Guy to the Irish Revenue Commissioners. The establishment for Ireland and Tangier is signed by the King and the Treasury Lords and will be sent forthwith to the Duke of Ormonde to be transmitted into Ireland. Out Letters (Ireland) III, p. 135.
Same to Mr. Stephens to report on the enclosed three petitions [missing]: (1) of Edsawe, (2) of Margaret Swan, (3) of Henry Snow, relating to Navy bills. Out Letters (General) VII, p. 130.
Same to Mr. Fillingham to report on the difference between Capt. Phillip Howard and Mr. Hind. Ibid.
Same to the Attorney General. The King is willing to gratify Mr. Styles with the grant of Lord Montagu's forfeitures during his Recusancy. Report on the enclosed draft [missing] of a warrant for this and also on the warrant for the like grant in the life time of the late Visct. Montagu. Ibid.
April 3. Henry Guy to the Navy Commissioners to pay 56l. to John Crofts in part of what is due to him as late Lieutenant of the Sweepstakes. Out Letters (General) VII, p. 130.
The Treasury Lords to the Earl of Anglesea. We sent you so plain a message this morning that we thought it could not be mistaken, but find from yours of this afternoon that it was misrepresented. (1) We design to send only the copies of your vouchers into Ireland and not the originals, which we think by no means proper to deprive you of. The copies must be examined in Ireland. They cannot properly be examined in any other place than where the account was passed. There may perhaps be an appeal for you from the judgment in Ireland to the King, but if the King refers anything to us we must have the information and opinion of the proper officers there. (2) Your desire for stay of process while your vouchers were being examined was not thought proper. We did intend to write in such manner into Ireland that if they saw cause upon production of new matter they might stop process and represent the state of the account to us as they then found it. (3) As to your complaint for not being heard here or in Ireland if you had been well enough we should certainly have heard what you might offer; but we should not have reported to the King on your account till we had transmitted all into Ireland where it is most proper that you should be heard either by vouchers or counsel. We have actually proceeded in this way with the Forths, who indeed had two or three hearings here in the Treasury Chambers, but as often were remitted into Ireland and we hear at last that process is issued against them. In the case of the Earl of Ranelagh we have taken the same course and if process be not issued against him too it is not by any direction from hence that it is now delayed for all stay of proceedings has been a long time taken off by the King's express command. In the case of Sir James Shaen as soon as those accounts can be ready, if the case be the same, we shall not be partial in our proceedings. (4) We laid your petition before the King with all that you alleged for yourself and it is by his commands that we were to send everything into Ireland, where certainly you cannot suffer if your vouchers be satisfactory. Ibid, pp. 130–1.
Henry Guy to Mr. Trant to pay 33l. 15s. 0d. into the Exchequer for Mr. Cheke on account of rent for the Four and a Half per cent. [duty farm]. Ibid, p. 133.
Dr. Ardern desires that no warrant may be granted for a landwaiter's place at Liverpool till he is acquainted therewith. This caveat is entered by order of the Earl of Rochester. Caveat Book II, p. 21.
April 4. 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. 220
to Mr. Fox, Paymaster of the Forces, for subsistence 2,000
to ditto for off-reckonings 2,000
to the Cofferer of the Household 2,000
to me [Guy] for secret service in part of 5,000l. 200
to the Master of the Robes 1,500
to Mris. Eleanor Gwynn 250
April 5. Money order for 5l. to William Parks, porter of the Receipt of the Exchequer, for 1683, Lady day quarter's attendance. Order Book XXXIX, p. 65.
The Treasury Lords to the Lord Keeper to stop the patent for revoking the grant of the office of Comptroller of Bridgwater port to Humphry Steare and granting same to Thomas Venn. Out Letters (General) VII, p. 132.
Henry Guy to the Navy Commissioners. You will receive 1,000l. a week from July 1 next for 30 weeks to provide hemp, pitch, tar, masts and sailcloth for the Navy. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Graham to report on (a) infra. Ibid.
Appending: (a) the state of Sir John Southcott's case: served the King's father through all the late wars; was some years since convicted as a Popish Recusant and two-thirds of his estate seized which he has paid ever since; nevertheless process came forth against him, his lady, son and daughter for the 20l. a month and for several years, he not being able to pay the same, the sheriffs seized and sold all his goods and cattle, besides the unreasonable fees he paid to the sheriff and bailiffs: and now at this time there is process against him, his lady, son and daughter for above 1,000l. which has forced them to desert their dwelling, upon which his lands must necessarily be laid waste and he utterly disabled to pay more or to provide for five children now grown up; the moneys effectually paid by him to the sheriffs and bailiffs at several times are 230l., 112l., 40l., 112l., 112l., 300l., besides many other fees and charges to their officers.
Same to Mr. Griffith to attend the Treasury Lords at their sittings next after Easter with the account of the revenue of the Duchy of Cornwall to Michaelmas last. (Notice repeated on the 11th April for to-morrow afternoon.) Ibid, p. 133.
Same to the Revenue Commissioners, Ireland, enclosing the Earl of Anglesea's petition to the King and the copies of his vouchers. He desires a stay of process. The Treasury Lords leave this to you. Enclosed is also a copy of a certificate of Mr. Hall, one of the Secondaries in the Exchequer, of a super of 20,000l. charged on said Earl as received by him for payment of the army in Ireland. Out Letters (Ireland) III, p. 135.
The Treasury Lords to the Earl of Arran, Lord Deputy of Ireland. Since Baron Harstong's arrival here we have discoursed with him touching the accounts of the late Farmers of the Irish Revenue and their great arrear owing to the King, and the best means of securing the King from so great a loss. He at last proposed that besides the order you have given to the collectors (to make no payments after the June assignments are satisfied without particular leave from you) some proper person should be chosen by you to whom the Farmers' collectors should pay their receipts on account of arrears due to them, and that same shall remain in his hands till the Farmers' pretences to defalcations are agreed. We approve hereof and to prevent delay on the Farmers' part have spoken with Sir James Shaen and he told us he agrees perfectly therewith and he agrees Mr. Robinson should be the man and has promised to write to that effect to his partners. We have heard so good an account of said Robinson that we think it very fairly done of Shaen to consent to it and we earnestly recommend it to you for execution. Ibid, pp. 135–6.
April 5. Royal warrant to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal for a grant to Sir Edmund Andros, kt., and Dame Mary his wife of the island of Alderney and the islets adjacent with the rights, royalties etc. and on surrender etc. ut supra, p. 698. King's Warrant Book IX, pp. 140–1.
Same to same for a same for a grant to Anne the daughter of Sir John Lawson, now the wife of Walter Atwood, of London, merchant, of the yearly pension of 250l. from Lady day during life: to be paid out of moneys imprested to the Treasurer of the Navy for the service of the Navy: to be paid with and as well as the salary of the Principal Officers of the Navy: all on the surrender of the grant dated 1665, Aug. 28, of the like pension and of the arrears thereon: all by reason that there are some arrears on the said pension and the King is resolved that same shall be paid in future by the Treasurer of the Navy without trouble or delay. Ibid, pp. 141–2.
Same to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal to discharge and pardon the fine of 500l. set upon Sir James Johnson, kt., for seditious words whereof he was convicted at the assizes at Norwich 1682, Aug. 9: this pardon being in consideration of said Johnson having paid 200l. to Sir Charles Scarborough by the King's direction and as the King's free gift. Ibid, pp. 142–3.
Same to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal to all the officers of the Exchequer and the officers of the Great Wardrobe for the establishing of regulations for the Great Wardrobe in order to obviate the many great inconveniences which daily arise by the Master of the Great Wardrobe applying money imprested to him for the present supply of that Office to other uses than were directed to be paid therewith; and in order that it may appear how the said money has been applied and what remains in arrear due to the officers and tradesmen of the Wardrobe and likewise to the King's and Queen's servants for liveries. It is therefore hereby directed that the officers of the Great Wardrobe deliver in writing to the Treasury Lords a true state of the accounts of the said Wardrobe from 1671, Sep. 29, to 1683, Lady day, together with a list or schedule of all debts in arrear and unpaid in said Office with the names of the officers and tradesmen and their services and also of the arrears of liveries as above with the name and office of every such person [so entitled to livery] and the several feasts upon which the said liveries, fees or other allowances are due so that due care may be taken for the discharge thereof. Further for the better regulation of said Office in future and to the intent that there may be no undue preference in point of payments, which is prejudicial to the King's service, it is hereby directed that from May 1 next before any warrants shall be served [signed] for services to be performed in the Great Wardrobe an estimate of the charge thereof shall be made and subscribed by the Comptroller, Surveyor and Clerk of the said Wardrobe to be presented to and approved by the Treasury Lords, who are thereupon to issue their warrant for impresting such moneys to the Master of the Wardrobe as seem to them necessary for the said service. Both the said [Treasury] warrants and the Imprest Rolls (by which the Master of the Great Wardrobe is to be charged in account) are to express the particular service for which the said moneys are imprested; and the money so imprested shall be duly charged by the said Master in a Cash Book to be kept for that purpose particularly expressing the days whereon and the services for which the said moneys were received and likewise what payments are daily made out for the same. The said Cash Book together with the book of receipts for moneys paid for the King's service in the said Wardrobe is to be "brought to the Board at every meeting of our said officers" if required by the Comptroller, Surveyor and Clerk of the Wardrobe or any two of them, that so it may appear what moneys are remaining from time to time for the better carrying on of the service. And in order that the said money may be applied to no other use than what are contained in the said warrants it is hereby directed that the Auditors of Imprests and the Exchequer officers concerned do, upon receiving the annual or other accounts of the Master of the Great Wardrobe, not allow the same until they be duly and thoroughly satisfied that the several payments are in all things agreeable to these instructions and to the Treasury warrants. Ibid, pp. 144–5.
April 5. Royal sign manual for 60l. to John Underhill as royal bounty, without account: the King in Council 1682, April 21, having been pleased (upon said Underhill's petition for restitution of 60l. levied upon him in co. Stafford for Recusancy) to order that petitioner be supported and relieved in consideration of his particular merit in being instrumental in the King's escape from Worcester. (Money warrant dated April 13 hereon. To be paid out of Recusants' forfeitures. Money order dated April 14 hereon.) King's Warrant Book, p. 145. Money Book IV, p. 165. Order Book XXXIX, p. 67.
Same for 375l. to Henry Guy for secret service, without account: to be issued on the privy seal dormant of Dec. 13 last. (Money warrant dated April 5 hereon. Money order dated April 7 hereon.) King's Warrant Book IX, p. 146. Money Book IV, p. 163. Order Book, XXXIX, p. 66.
Money warrant for 33l. 15s. 0d. to Thomas Cheke, Lieutenant of the Tower of London, for his charges in sending 30 men to St. Christopher to serve his Majesty. (Money order dated May 2 hereon.) Money Book IV, p. 164. Order Book XXXIX, p. 75.
Same for 3,567l. 11s. 2d. to Visct. Falkland, Treasurer of the Navy: upon account to pay off interest bills which are to be made out by the Navy Commissioners to the respective persons interested in the debt of 116,419l. 10s. 3d. due upon account of a war which was intended against the French King ut supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. VI, p. 436: same being for the half year ended at Michaelmas, 1681, with an abatement of 30l. 5s. 6d. for the [10 days' rebate of] interest of 18,419l. 10s. 3¾d. paid in part of the principal money of said debt on the 19th Sept. 1681. (Money order dated April 14 hereon.) Money Book IV, p. 164. Order Book XXXIX, p. 67.
April 5. Money warrant for 2,122l. 6s. 2d. to Charles Bertie, Treasurer of the Ordnance, for like period of interest on the debt in the Office of Ordnance on account of a war against the French King (ut supra, ibid. p. 440): with the abatement of 18l. 10s. 6d. for the [10 days' rebate of] interest of 11,273l. 19s. 2½d. paid in part of said principal debt on the 19th Sept. 1681. (Money order dated April 13 hereon.) Money Book IV p. 165. Order Book XXXIX, p. 66.
April 6. The Treasury Lords to the Earl of Chesterfield notifying him of the intended warrant for felling 500 loads of timber in New Forest for the King's building at Winchester ut infra. Out Letters (General) VII, p. 133.
April 7. Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue as follows out of Customs money directed to be this week paid into the Exchequer, viz.: Disposition Book II. p. 220.
to the Treasurer of the Navy for one week [of the Navy's weekly] money, whereof 2,000l. is for the Victuallers 3,500
to the Treasurer of the Ordnance [for one week of the Ordnance Office's] weekly money 500
to Mr. Griffith for the Stables 1,000
to Baptist May for Healing Gold 500
Royal warrant to the Treasury Lords to issue their warrant to the Earl of Gainsborough, Sir Thomas Badd, Sir Richard Beach, Richard Norton, Thomas Bilson, Tho. Agar, Francis Dickins, Edward Lee, Isaac Betts, King's builder in Portsmouth yard; John Scarborough, clerk of the King's works at Winchester; and Mathew Bancks, the King's chief carpenter there, to fell 500 load of timber in the North Bailiwick in New Forest in or near a place called Salisbury Trench: to be delivered to the officers of the works at Winchester for the use of the King's buildings there. The offal to be sold to meet the charge of felling and an account of the whole to be rendered to the Auditor for co. Southampton. (Treasury warrant accordingly dated April 7.) King's Warrant Book IX p. 146. Warrants not Relating to Money IX, p. 193.
Same to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for regulating as follows Charles Fox's accounts for Chelsea Hospital. By the great seal dated 1681, Dec. 22, issued in regard of the King's intention to erect a hospital for the relief of such land soldiers as were or should be lame, old or infirm in the service of the Crown, and to endow same with a revenue suitable thereto, the King constituted Nicholas Johnson, then Paymaster of the Forces, and his successors in said office of Paymaster of the Forces. to be the Receiver General and Treasurer of all moneys for the erecting of said Hospital and for the support and maintenance thereof; during pleasure; to pay same as directed by the Governors and Trustees of said Hospital. By virtue thereof Charles Fox, present Paymaster of the Land Forces, has received moneys as follows for said Hospital, viz.: 6,787l. 4s. 2½d. from Sir Stephen Fox (being the balance of money in his hands for secret service) "for which there is also to be reckoned interest, which cast up to the 19th of September, 1683, at 10 per cent. amounts to 1,174l. 3s. 11½d."; also 1,300l. more from said Sir Stephen Fox, being his voluntary benevolence; and 1,000l. from Tobias Rustat of his voluntary benevolence on which the 6 per cent. interest from 1682, May 3, to 1682, Sept. 30, comes to 84l. 13s. 1d. Further the King formerly commanded the Paymaster of the Forces to make a deduction of 12d. per £ on payments made to the Land Forces and that one-third thereof should be applied to Exchequer fees and to bear the charge of the Paymaster of the Forces' Office without account. The King has also thought fit that another third thereof should be applied to the use of said Hospital from 1680, Dec. 31, which third part for the year ended 1681, Dec. 31, amounted to 3,333l. 6s. 8d. and for the year ended 1682, Dec. 31, to the like sum. The total of the aforesaid sums comes to 17,012l. 14s. 7d. A considerable progress is made in the building of the said Hospital, which is at or near Chelsea, but the King has not yet constituted the Governors and Trustees. To the end therefore that the abovesaid sums (which were not issued at the Receipt and consequently cannot be charged in any imprest certificate) may be charged on said Fox and he be authorised to expend same and to so apply said third of the deduction as above, he is hereby commanded to be so charged therewith and all like sums in future and the interest thereof and he is hereby empowered thereout to make such payments in relation thereto as the King by warrant under his royal sign manual or the Treasury Lords [by their warrant] shall from time to time direct so as [provided that] the bills for the building thereof be first signed and allowed by the Surveyor General of the Works. Fox is hereby to have allowance made to him of all moneys paid for the lands purchased for said Hospital or for the building or maintaining thereof or for contingent charges thereto belonging (so as the same be warranted by royal sign manual or Treasury warrant) as fully as if same were made by direction of the said Governors and Trustees. Finally Fox is hereby authorised to so detain as above the third of the said deduction of 12d. in the £ for the purposes of said Hospital. The remaining third of said deduction is to be charged upon the Paymaster of the Forces "in addition to the imprest charge from time to time out of our Exchequer and in lessening the assignments of money for our [Army] establishment." King's Warrant Book IX, pp. 157–9.
April 11. Henry Guy to Sir Christopher Wren to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Richard Morley and William Jessop. Out Letters (General) VII, p. 133.
Same to the Attorney and Solicitor General to report on the enclosed draft [missing] of a commission for the Excise. Ibid.
April 12. Henry Guy to Sir James Shaen. Bring to the Treasury Lords on Saturday morning an account what money you have paid or what assignments you have made since the last day of Hilary term last. Out Letters (General) VII, p. 133.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue, out of King's Bench fines now remaining in the Exchequer, 30l. each to Mr. Sayers and Mr. Killigrew, Pages of Honour. Disposition Book II, p. 221.
Royal instructions to John Price, Receiver General of the Revenue in Ireland: viz. to observe the instructions of the Revenue Commissioners, Ireland, and to demand or take no fees whatever for any moneys to be paid by you for salaries of officers of the revenue. (Struck through and cancelled. Superseded on the 17th May by instructions to practically the same effect save that the instructions of the Revenue Commissioners, Ireland, which Price is to follow are to be such as said Commissioners judge best in pursuance of such instructions as they now have or from time to time shall have from the King, the Chief Governor of Ireland or the Treasury Lords, England.) [This additional clause is inserted in the warrant for Price's Commission; see infra, p. 761, under date April 16.] Out Letters (Ireland) III, pp. 141, 154.
April 13. Royal warrant to the Lord Lieutenant, Ireland, to forthwith pass a patent under the great seal of Ireland to grant additional powers to the Revenue Commissioners, Ireland, viz. the power to issue out warrants to any collector in any of the ports to pay all salaries allowed by the Lord Deputy to officers employed in the management of the revenue, and also to pay for rewards, incidents and extraordinaries, such moneys as shall be allowed by said Commissioners; which payments are to be allowed in said collectors' accounts accordingly, and the said Commissioners not to be accomptable for same: all by reason that this power of paying such salaries etc. is not contained in the commission of Nov. 25 last which constituted said Revenue Commissioners. Ibid, pp. 137–8.
Same to same for a new patent to add new clauses and powers to the grant of Feb. 3 last, ut supra, p. 646, of the office of Accomptant General [of Ireland] to Robert Wood and James Bonnell: viz. clauses directing the collectors of the revenue to transmit to the said Accomptant General accounts of their weekly receipts within the port and city of Dublin and once a quarter or oftener (as the Revenue Commissioners shall think fit) the accounts of receipts in the other ports and districts and the vouchers for same upon debentures for goods re-shipped and for salaries and incidents, and certificates of discount: and further for the said Accomptant General to deliver yearly soon after Christmas (after the abovesaid accounts and vouchers have been examined by the Revenue Commissioners) to deliver to the Auditor General of the [Irish] Exchequer a fair account of the debit of every collector: and to defalc from time to time to each collector his disbursements on salaries, incidents, debentures and discounts: and to allow to them their payments of cash as by the acquittances of the Receiver General: and also to deliver yearly to the said Auditor General a general account of the whole revenue, giving the whole state of the accounts of the respective receivers and collectors and setting in super such as remain in arrear. The said collectors are to insert in their respective accounts which they send to the Auditor General how much money they have paid to the Receiver General or upon assignment from him: and all such bills of exchange as they remit to him are to be sent to the Accountant General to be entered by him and then delivered to the said Receiver General. Also all bills and assignments drawn by the Receiver General on any collectors or receivers are first to be entered with the Accomptant General before they be sent to or paid by any of the said receivers or collectors. Also a weekly account is to be sent to the Accomptant General by the Receiver General of all Exchequer acquittances given by him. This account is to be attested by the Clerk of the Pells. Ibid, pp. 138–40.
April 13. Mris. Charlotte Killegrew desires that no money may be paid to Henry Killegrew on the arrears of the two pensions of 400l. per an. and 500l. per an. granted to Thomas Killegrew, her late husband, till she is first heard: both the said annuities being assigned to her in 1671 by her said husband for the security of 3,500l. Caveat Book, p. 21.
Henry Guy to the Farmers of the Four and a Half per cent. duty to forthwith advance into the Exchequer 3,478l. 10s. 8d. upon account of your farm rent: same being intended for one year's pay to the Governor and two Companies in St. Christopher. Out Letters (General) VII, p. 136.
Money warrant for 5,250l. 18s. 1d. to Richard Kent and Charles Duncomb for interest and reward for the quarter ended 1683, Lady day [on moneys by them advanced for his Majesty's service] as by an account thereof stated by Robert Hewit, deputy to Auditor Anthony Stephens: which account was allowed by the Treasury Lords the 12th inst. (Money order dated April 13 hereon.) Money Book IV, p. 166. Order Book XXXIX, p. 78.
Same for 1,500l. to Henry Sidney, Gentleman and Master of his Majesty's Robes, 500l. thereof to complete 1680, Sept. 29 half year, and the remainder as in part of 1680, Christmas quarter, on the 5,000l. per an. for the Robes. Hereof 150l. is to be for his own use without account and the remaining 1,350l. is to be as imprest for the Office of the Robes. (Money order dated April 14 hereon.) Money Book IV, p. 166. Order Book XXXIX, p. 67.
Treasury warrant to the Receipt for tallies for 212l. 10s. 0d. to Elizabeth Hamilton on the Tenths of the dioceses of Oxford, Worcester, Hereford and St. Davids for 1683, Lady day quarter on the annuity to her children; and for the like for 125l. on the Tenths of the dioceses of Chester and Rochester for same on the annuity to herself. Money Book IV, p. 168.
April 14. Henry Guy to Lord Dartmouth. The Treasury Lords have pressing occasion for the statement of the Ordnance Office debt. Send it forthwith. Out Letters (General) VII, p. 134.
Same to Mr. Peasley, steward of the manor of Kennington, to forthwith deliver to the bailiff of said manor the estreats of the courts for the year 1682, without which he cannot account with the Auditor. Ibid.
April 14. Henry Guy to Mr. Tooker, receiver, bailiff and collector of divers manors and rents within the Duchy of Cornwall. Forthwith deliver in to the Auditor your account for the year ended 1682, Sept. 29, and pay the balance thereof to the Receiver General of said Duchy. Out Letters (General) VII, p. 134.
Same to Mr. Agar. Col. Grahme desires 50 dotard and 25 timber trees out of Windsor Forest for repairs at Bagshot Park. Where can they best be spared ? Ibid.
Same to the Navy Commissioners. Yours of the 13th to hand enclosing Sir Richard Beache's letter to the Treasury Lords. My Lords desire you to go on with the order for felling 100 trees only for the service of the Navy at Portsmouth. Ibid.
Same to Sir Ri. Haddock (in the absence of Mr. Stephen) to pay Capt. Williams 59l. 3s. 9d. upon the following bill, he being in haste to go to sea. (Entry struck through and cancelled. See infra, p. 778, under date May 3.) Ibid, p. 135.
Appending: copy of said bill (victualling bill No. 52), dated 15 Sept., 1679, for payment of 59l. 3s. 9d. to Capt. Henry Williams, late commander of his Majesty's ships Stavereen and Lyon, for the allowance of victuals of the following gentlemen borne as volunteers on the said ships at 24l. per an. each for the accommodation and entertainment of them at his table as was fitting, who continued aboard the said ships the number of days as follows, viz. on the Stavereen, Chris. Clark 72 days, Sam Cock 57 days; and on the Lyon, William Sprag 398 days, Geo. Russell 418 days, Tho. Legg 418 days, Chris. Clerk 443 days.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue as follows out of such Excise money as is directed to be this week paid into the Exchequer, viz.: Disposition Book II, p. 221.
to Mr. Fox, Paymaster of the Forces, for subsistence 2,000
to ditto for off-reckonings 2,000
to the Cofferer of the Household 2,000
to me [Guy] for secret service in part of 5,000l. 200
to ditto more on a warrant for that purpose 375
Same to same to issue as follows out of such Customs money as is similarly to be paid in: Ibid.
l. s. d.
to the Treasurer of the Navy for one week of the Navy's weekly money, whereof 2,000l. is for the Victuallers 3,500 0 0
to the Treasurer of the Ordnance for one week of the [Ordnance Office's] weekly money 500 0 0
to the Privy Purse 4,000 0 0
to Mr. Kent and Mr. Duncombe for interest 5,250 18 1
£13,250 18 1
Same to Mr. Hooker, Receiver of the Duchy of Cornwall. Pay forthwith into the Exchequer all moneys in your hands of the revenue of the Duchy of Cornwall. (Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to reserve for the Treasury Lords' disposal all the above Duchy moneys.) Ibid, p. 222. Out Letters (General) VII, p. 134.
April 14. Henry Guy to the Revenue Commissioners, Ireland. Yours of the 4th inst. to hand. The proposal of Mr. Francis Babe for the Excise is under the Treasury Lords' consideration and you will have an account of it by Tuesday night's post. Sir Thomas Crosby is mentioned to my Lords as of good repute. They recommend him to you for a collector's or receiver's place in his own country. Out Letters (Ireland) III, p. 141.
Treasury warrant to the Auditors of Imprests to allow in account to William Hewer, Treasurer of Tangier garrison, 6 per cent. interest and 4 per cent. gratuity on the tallies for 11,881l. 7s. 8d. which are this day directed to be struck on the Customs [which sum said Hewer will advance or get advanced on said tallies]. Money Book IV, p. 166.
Same to the Customs Cashier to pay the 1682 [sic ? for 1683], Lady day quarter's salary bill of the Customs, London port. (Total, 5,420l. 7s. 2d.) Ibid, p. 167.
Money warrant for 375l. to John, Earl of Radnor, Lord President of the Privy Council, for 1683, Lady day quarter, on his 1,000l. per an. in lieu of diet and on his allowance of 500l. per an. as royal bounty. (Money order dated April 18 hereon.) Ibid, p. 167. Order Book XXXIX, pp. 68, 73.
Same for 360l. to George, Marquess of Halifax for 1683, Lady day quarter's allowance in lieu of ancient diet as Lord Privy Seal. (Money order dated April 17 hereon.) Money Book IV, p. 167. Order Book XXXIX, p. 73.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Cashier to pay 163l. to said Marquess of Halifax for 163 days, Oct. 27 last to April 8 inst., being Easter day, on his fee of 20s. a day as Lord Privy Seal. Money Book IV, p. 167.
Same to same to pay the tallies for 11,881l. 7s. 8d. directed this day to be levied on the Customs, to William Hewer, Treasurer of Tangier garrison, by 1,000l. a week commencing from the time when you have fully paid off the 36,286l. 6s. 7d. directed Oct. 26 last, supra, p. 619, to be paid to him on tallies to that amount. Ibid, p. 168.
Money warrant for 1,500l. to Ralph Mountague, Master of the Great Wardrobe, as imprest, to be paid over to William Hewer as the fourth and last payment under the privy seal of 1681, Sept. 30, to satisfy the 3,000l. due to said Hewer from Francis Poyntze on divers curious pieces of tapestry hangings which were made by said Poyntze for his Majesty's use "and are now delivered into the Great Wardrobe by Mr. William Hewer on certain conditions in the said privy seal expressed." The present payment to be by tallies on the Customs. (Money order dated April 18 hereon.) Ibid, pp. 168–9. Order Book XXXIX, p. 68.