Entry Book: April 1683, 16-28

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Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 7, 1681-1685. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1916.

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April 1683

Date. Nature and Substance of the Entry. Reference.
April 16. Royal sign manual for 335l. to Henry Guy for secret service: without account: to be issued on the 10,000l. dormant privy seal of Dec. 13 last. (Money warrant dated April 16 hereon. Money order dated April 18 hereon.) King's Warrant Book IX, p. 149. Money Book IV, p. 163. Order Book XXXIX, p. 69.
April 16. Royal sign manual for 75l. 4s. 9d. to John Warner, Master of the King's Barges, for one year's interest to Sept. 29 last, on 1,254l. due to him on two orders registered on the Hearthmoney for two houses purchased from him at Greenwich. The present sum to be paid out of the abovesaid dormant privy seal. (Money warrant dated April 17 hereon. Money order dated April 18 hereon.) King's Warrant Book IX, p. 149. Money Book IV, p. 172. Order Book XXXIX, p. 69.
Royal warrant to the Lord Lieutenant, Ireland, for a patent for a commission to John Price, of London, esq., to be Receiver General of the Revenue of Ireland, the farm of the revenue having expired Dec. 25 last, and the King thinking it expedient, instead of a Vice-Treasurer, Receiver General and Treasurer at War, to have only a Receiver General of the Revenue, who shall have the same power and authority that any Vice-Treasurer formerly had for receiving and issuing the revenue from Dec. 25 last and for granting Exchequer acquittances and discharges for same to any the King's tenants, collectors, receivers, sheriffs, bailiffs or subjects making any [revenue] payments to him; with power to issue the said revenue to the Civil and Military lists and to other uses according to establishments made or to be made for the kingdom of Ireland. Price to account once a year at least, and as often as required, to the Commissioners for taking the Accounts of the revenue of Ireland. Price to obey the instructions of the Revenue Commissioners, Ireland, in pursuance of such instructions as the said Commissioners have or shall receive from the King, the Chief Governor of Ireland or the Treasury Lords, England. On receiving moneys from any collector [etc.] Price is to give acquittances and discharges for same. Price and his deputies to have power to demand the fee of 6d. per £ of lawful English money on all moneys paid by him in Ireland by virtue of his office; and also to receive all such other fees as have been or are due or payable to the Vice-Treasurer or Receiver General of Ireland: for all which fees he is from time to time to be accomptable to the King or to such as the King shall appoint to receive the same, he retaining thereout to his own use without account only the yearly sum of 1,000l., which is to be hereby allowed him for salary and to be hereby by him deducted quarterly during his continuance in said office, the first payment thereof to be made to him for Lady day quarter last past. Out Letters (Ireland) III, pp. 142–5. King's Warrant Book IX, p. 150.
April 17. Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to employ Thomas Lamb as collector of Customs at Jamaica loco John Floyer, who declines the employment. Out Letters (Customs) VIII, p. 198.
Henry Guy to same to report on the enclosed draft of two clauses in the new Commission for the Excise. Out Letters (General) VII, p. 135.
Appending: said clauses: (1) power to enter and search ships for brandy etc., (2) all officers (including Customs officers) to assist the Excise officers in the premises.
Same to Oliver Lyme, comptroller of Chester port, to attend the Treasury Lords immediately. Ibid, p. 136.
Same to the Attorney General to report on the enclosed note [missing] of money collected of Quakers by several Justices of Peace in co. Gloucester and a draft letter to be sent to said Justices from the Treasury Lords. Ibid.
April 17. Money warrant for 100l. to the executors of Sir Alexander Frazier for one year to 1681, Lady day, on his fee as late his Majesty's Principal Physician. Money Book IV, p. 169.
Same for 50l. to Mris. Cary Frazier, now Lady Mordaunt, late one of the Maids of Honour, for 1680, Lady day, on her annuity. Ibid.
Same for 10,236l. 15s. 8d. to William Hewer, Treasurer of Tangier, as imprest for the extraordinary expense of the garrison of Tangier and as in part of the privy seal of Nov. 2 last for 50,000l. for such service. The present sum and a further 1,250l. upon any unsatisfied orders in his name for the ordinary service of said garrison, are to be satisfied by tallies on the Customs. The total being 11,486l. 15s. 8d. is to be applied to the services particularly expressed in a paper agreed on by the Treasury Lords. (Money order dated April 18 hereon for said 10,236l. 15s. 8d.) Ibid, pp. 170, 181–3. Order Book XXXIX p. 68.
Appending: (1) said Hewer's memorial dated April 3 of payments due to Tangier.
Paid on letters from Mr. Guy [the Treasury Secretary].
l. s. d. l. s. d.
Mr. Crispe on a bill of exchange, 20 Nov., 1682 1,160 2 0
34 poor soldiers, 14 Nov., 1682 68 0 0
35 ditto, 15 Dec., 1682 73 0 0
35 ditto, 2 April, 1683 70 0 0
Mr. Pipe, fire master, 18 Dec., 1682 43 0 0
Mr. Hunter, gunner, 18 Dec., 1682 25 10 0
1,439 12 0
Capt. Fox at Tangier assigns his wife to receive here [in London] 30 0 0
Paid on order from the [Treasury] Lords.
Mr. Pearse on a warrant dated 1682, Dec. 19 20 0 0
Mr. Foxley 30 0 0
Interest due to 1682, Mar. 31 394 12 0
444 12 0
Arrears of pension due.
Earl of Peterborough 1,250 0 0
Col. Dongan 75 0 0
2,000 0 0
Other payments referred to the [Treasury] Lords.
Freight of the Spanish horse 505 0 0
Lady Fairborne's demands as approved by the King 630 9 6
Treasurer of the Ordnance (at the instance of Lord Dartmouth) as advanced by that Office to carpenters, gunners and minrs. 246 0 0
  1,381 9 6
  l. s. d.
Interest money due to me to 1683, April 1, according to an account adjusted thereof 2,091 3 3
Bill of exchange drawn by Col. Kirk and Capt. Jno. Gyles, payable to Mr. Middleton 1,494 10 11½
Victuals for the month of Feb., 1682 3,000 0 0
  £11,881 7
being 11,486l. 15s. 8d. on Tangier account and 394l. 12s. 0d. on an interest order. Further there is due to me at Christmas last on a seal dated 30 Sept., 1681, the sum of 1,500l. for hangings delivered into the King's Wardrobe (besides interest) in full for 3,000l. principal money.
(2) an account of interest due 1683, April 1, to William Hewer, Treasurer for the affairs of Tangier, on 36,286l. 6s. 7d. advanced on tallies struck on the Customs as follows: cast up to the expiration of 6 months as by the great seal in that behalf, dated 1682, Nov. 2.
l. s. d. l. s. d.
Principal, 5,385l. 10s. 10d.
Interest from 11 April, 1682, to 11 Oct., 1682 162 0 0
[2 per cent. reward] 54 0 0
  216 0 0
Principal, 5,601l. 10s. 10d. [=5,385l. 10s. 10d. and 216l.]
Interest from 11 Oct., 1682, to 1 April, 1683, 158 7 4
[2 per cent. reward] 52 15 9
Total interest 427 3 1
Principal, 19,914l. 4s. 9d.
Interest from 2 June, 1682, to 2 Dec., 1682 599 1 0
[2 per cent. reward] 199 13 8
798 14 8
Principal, 20,712l. 19s. 5d. (=19,914l. 4s. 9d. and 798l. 14s. 8d.)
Interest from 2 Dec., 1682, to 1683, April 1. 408 11 6
[2 per cent. reward] 136 3 10
  544 15 4
  £1,343 10 0
Principal, 9,486l. 11s. 0d.
Interest from 31 Oct., 1682, to 1683, April 1 237 0 4
[2 per cent. reward] 79 0 1
  £316 0 5
Principal, 1,500l.
Interest from 1682, Dec. 15, to 1683, April 1 26 7 7
[2 per cent. reward] 8 15 10
  £35 3 5
Total principal, 36,286l. 6s. 7d. Total interest, 2,121l. 16s. 11d. whereof: per contra.
  l. s. d.
Received 4,000l. principal money 24 Feb., 1682–3, on four tallies dated 2 June, 1682, whereon the allowance for interest for 35 days to April 1 is 23 0 3
And for reward 7 13 5
£30 13 8
Received 2,000l. on the 13 March, 1682–3, on two more of the said tallies.
Thus leaving a total principal still due of 30,286l. 6s. 7d. and a total interest due of 2,091l. 3s. 3d.
April 17. Money warrant for the following sums to the heralds, viz. 40l. to Sir William Dugdale (late Norroy, now Garter) for one year to 1674, Sept. 29, as Norroy King at Arms; 40l. to Sir Henry St. George (late Norroy and now Clarencieux) for same to 1679, Sept. 29, as Norroy; 40l. to Sir Tho. St. George (late Somerset Herald and now Norroy) for 1½ years to 1670, Lady day, as [Somerset] Herald; 26l. 13s. 4d. to Thomas May for one year to 1679, Sept. 29, as Chester Herald; 26l. 13s. 4d. to Francis Sandford for same to 1682, Sept. 29, as Lancaster Herald; 26l. 13s. 4d. to Henry Dethicke for same to 1679, Sept 29, as Richmond Herald; 26l. 13s. 4d. to John Dugdale for same to 1680, Lady day, as Windsor Herald; 26l. 13s. 4d. to Francis Burghill for same to 1681, Sept. 29, as Somerset Herald; 26l. 13s. 4d. to Robt. Devenish for same to 1680, Lady day, as York Herald; 20l. to Tho. Holford for same to 1676, Sept. 29, as Portcullis Pursuivant; 20l. to Hen. Ball for same to 1679, Sept. 29, as Rouge Croix Pursuivant; 20l. to Gregory King for same to 1680, Sept. 29, as Rouge Dragon Pursuivant; 20l. to John Gibbon for same to 1677, Christmas, as Bluemantle Pursuivant. Money Book IV, p. 170.
Same for 25l. 1s. 10½d. each to the sergeants at arms as follow for a quarter each to the respective dates stated on their fee of 3s. 6d. a day and board wages of 2s. 6d. a day, viz.: Sir Roger Harsnet to 1682, Lady day; John Harvey to 1679, Sept. 29; Edmund Williamson to 1673, June 24; John Templer to 1679, Lady day; Tho. Charnock to 1680, Christmas; John Topham to 1680, Sept. 29; Robt. Gyde to 1678, Lady day; William Bishop, esq., to 1678, Sept. 10; John Ramsey to 1682, Lady day; Orlando Fitz Simonds to 1670, Christmas, on his fee, and to 1671, Christmas, on his allowance; Tho. Paine to 1677, June 24, on his fee, and to 1677, Sept. 29, on his allowance; George Smith to 1675, Christmas; Henry Dereham to 1680, Dec. 25; John Middleton to 1674, Sept. 29, on his fee, and to 1673, Lady day, on his allowance; William Mease to 1679, Sept. 29; Roger Charnocke to 1681, Lady day; Richard Thorne to 1675, Christmas on his fee, and to 1676, June 24, on his allowance. Ibid. p. 171.
Same for 4l. 11s. 3d. to Sir William Bishop for one quarter to 1680, Christmas, on his fee of 12d. a day at Sergeant at Arms attending the House of Commons; and further for 20l. 10s. 7½d. for same quarter to make his fee and allowance equal to the rest of the sergeants at arms. (Money order dated April 26 for said 20l. 10s. 7½d.) Ibid. p. 171. Order Book, XXXIX, p. 74.
April 17. Money warrant for 604l. 0s. 6d. to William Blathwayte, assistant to the clerks of the Privy Council in the business under the care of the Lords of the Committee for Trade and Plantations, for half a year to 1681, Sept. 29, for two bills of salaries and incidents of said committee. Money Book IV, pp. 172–3. Order Book XXXIX, p. 71.
Appending: said bills (1) for 1681, June 24 quarter (total, 299l. 16s. 0d.); (2) for 1681, Sept. 29 quarter (total, 304l. 4s. 6d. including 3l. 5s. 0d. advanced for the third vol. of the New Atlas). (Money order dated April 19 hereon.)
Same for 50l. to Gervase Price for half a year to 1681, June 24, on his allowance for keeping his Majesty's arms (pistols, guns and other arms in his Majesty's armoury) at Whitehall in good condition and for the charge of servants to look to same. (Money order dated April 21 hereon.) Money Book IV, p. 174. Order Book XXXIX, p. 71.
Same for 90l. to Sir John Lethieulier for 6 per cent. interest for one year to 1681, July 1, on 1,500l. due to him on an order No. 41 registered on the fee farm rents in the name of William Ashburnham, late Cofferer of the Household, and afterwards assigned to said Lethuillier. (Money order dated April 19 hereon.) Money Book IV, p. 174. Order Book XXXIX, p. 71.
Same for 20l. to Robt. Swan for 1683, Lady day quarter, on his annuity or pension. (Money order dated April 20 hereon.) Money Book IV, p. 174. Order Book XXXIX, p. 72.
Same for 12l. 10s. 0d. to Elianor Mather, widow of Capt. William Mather for same on same. (Money order dated April 19 hereon.) Money Book IV, p. 174. Order Book XXXIX, p. 69.
Same for 50l. to Dr. Ferdinando Mendes for half a year to 1679, Lady day, on his fee as one of his Majesty's physicians in ordinary. Money Book IV, p. 174.
Same for 150l. to James Vernon on his annuity or pension of 300l.; 25l. thereof in full of 1679, Christmas half year, and 125l. in part of 1680, June 24 half year. Ibid, p. 175.
Same for 10l. each to the following for one year each to the respective dates stated on their allowance as groom littermen, viz.: Henry Baldwin to 1678, Lady day; John Williams, Tho. Francklyn, John Hosey and administratrix of John Eldred (Eldridge) to 1677, Lady day; Robert Emmes, James Goodenough, James Taylor and Richard Jones to 1681, Lady day. (Money order dated April 19 hereon.) Ibid, p. 175. Order Book XXXIX, p. 70.
Same for 100l. to Philip Packer, Paymaster of the Works, as imprest to be paid over to Leonard Gurle, his Majesty's gardener, as in full of 120l. for half a year to 1681, June 24, for keeping St. James's Park Garden. (Money order dated April 19 hereon.) Money Book IV, p. 175. Order Book XXXIX, p. 70.
Same for 50l. to Dr. Edmond Dickenson for one year to 1678, Lady day, on his fee as one of his Majesty's physicians in ordinary. Money Book IV, p. 175.
April 17. Money warrant for 50l. to Eliz. Elliott for 1681, Lady day quarter, on her fee or salary as housekeeper of his Majesty's house at Newmarket. Money Book IV, p. 176.
Same for 250l. to Sir Algernoone May for half a year to 1677, June 24, on his same as Clerk or Keeper of the Rolls and Records in the Tower of London. Ibid.
Same for the following sums to the King's Privy Harriers, viz. 20l. to Tho. Bignell for half a year to 1679, Lady day; 20l. to Charles Raby for same to 1680, Lady day; 20l. to James Bowles for same to 1678, Sept. 29; 40l. to Nathll. Bird for one year to 1677, Christmas; 20l. to John Isard, alias Shillingford, for half a year to 1679, June 24. Ibid.
Same for 20l. to Tho. Browne, Clerk of Estreats in the Common Pleas, for one year to 1672, Lady day, on his fee of 10l. per an. and allowance of 10l. per an. Ibid.
Same for 48l. 6s. 8d. to Timothy Whitfield, Clerk of Foreign Estreats, 10l. thereof for half a year to 1683, Lady day, on his allowance for safe keeping all such records containing forfeitures of Recusants as have been estreated into the Exchequer Court and for carrying the said 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; and the remaining 38l. 6s. 8d. as for same half year on his several annual fees and allowances of 10l., 33l. 6s. 8d., 26l. 13s. 4d. and 6l. 13s. 4d. (Separate money orders dated April 21 for 10l. and for 16l. 13s. 4d., the latter order being an account of the last two fees above, viz. of 26l. 13s. 4d. for clerks and his own pains in writing and extracting all fines and amerciaments whereby his Majesty may be answered same with more expedition, and of 6l. 13s. 4d. for writing and extracting all fines, issues and profits in the twelve shires in Wales.) Ibid, p. 177. Order Book XXXIX, p. 72.
Same for 40l. to John Cooke for half a year to 1682, Lady day, on his fee or salary as Latin Secretary. Money Book IV, p 177.
Same for 35l. 8s. 1½d. to Hugh, Lord Clifford, for three quarters to 1681, Christmas, on his fee as Clerk of the Pipe; and further for 45l. for same period on the allowance formerly made to the Clerk of the Pipe for writing the business of Recusants. (Money order dated April 21 for said 45l.) Ibid. p. 177. Order Book XXXIX, p. 71.
Same for sums to the King's musicians as follows for the periods respectively stated on their fees, viz., 46l. 10s. 10d. to Joseph Fashion for one year to 1681, Sept. 29; 10l. to Edmund Flower for 1679, Christmas quarter, on his fee of 40l. and 11l. 12s. 8½d. for 1678, Christmas quarter, on his fee of 46l. 10s. 10d.; 100l. to Dr. Nicholas Staggins for half a year to 1681, Sept. 29, on his fee of 200l.; 23l. 5s. 5d. to Isaac Staggins for 1672, Lady day half year; 23l. 5s. 5d. to John Singleton for 1672, June 24 half year; 23l. 5s. 5d. to Robert Strong for 1674, June 24 half year; 10l. 2s. 3½d. to Thomas Blagrave for 1671, Christmas quarter; 100l. to the executors of Thomas Purcell for 1678, Lady day half year; 23l. 5s. 5d. to the executors of William Young for 1666, Christmas half year; 50l. to John Abell for 1683, Lady day, on his three fees of 40l., 40l. and 20l. per an.; 10l. to Edward Hooton for 1673, June 24 quarter; 10l. to John Moss for 1679, Lady day quarter; 10l. to Edward Dyer for 1678, Christmas quarter; 30l. to William Turner for 1675, Sept. 29 half year; 23l. 6s. 4d. to Jeoffery Aleworth for 1681, Sept. 29 half year; 10l. to John Crouch for 1681, Lady day quarter; 11l. 12s. 8½d. to Theophilus Fitz for 1673, Sept. 29 quarter; 40l. to Dr. John Blow for one year to 1672, Christmas; 22l. 10s. 0d. to William Gregory for 1680, Sept. 29 quarter; 15l. to Charles Coleman, 10l. thereof being for 1677, Lady day quarter, on his 40l. per an. and 5l. for 1676, Sept. 29 quarter, on his 20l. per an.; 38l. 3s. 4d. to William Clayton, being 16l. 10s. 7½d. for 1672, Sept. 29 quarter, on his 66l. 2s. 6d. per an., 10l. for 1675, Sept. 29 quarter, on his 40l. per an., and 11l. 12s. 8½d. for 1670, Sept. 29 quarter, on his 46l. 10s. 10d. per an. Money Book IV, pp. 178–81.
April 18. Henry Guy to Edward Griffin, esq., Treasurer of the Chamber, to issue as follows the 3,411l. 1s. 5d., ut infra, p. 768, together with the 15l. "now remaining in your hands and formerly intended for the Widow Reeks on her husband's arrear but could not be paid her by reason she did not administer to her husband," thus making 3,426l. 1s. 5d. in all, which is to be thus paid, viz.: 1,387l. 10s. 0d. to the Officers and Yeomen of the Guard; 40l. to Milaert, yeoman usher; 200l. to 20 footmen; 20l. to Nevill Kidwell; 50l. to the keeper of the standing wardrobe at Whitehall; 50l. to Mr. Randieu, housekeeper at Windsor; 50l. to Mr. English, deputy underhousekeeper at Hampton Court; 24l. to Mr. Donkeley; 30l. to Tho. Fordham, yeoman of the Bows; 50l. to Charles Rogers; 20l. to Edward Purcell; 100l. to Mr. Royston on bills; 22l. 13s. 4d. to Mr. Dove, clerk in the Treasurer of the Chamber's office; 36l. 10s. 0d. to Capell and Woodward, messengers to [the] Queen; 18l. 5s. 0d. to Mr. Blundell, messenger; 300l. to Mr. Chace, apothecary; 36l. 10s. 0d. to Sparrow and Perriman, servants to the Groom Porter; 18l. 5s. 0d. to Peacocke, pensionary trumpeter; 230l. to Sergeant Price and six trumpets; 125l. to Mr. Carey, Master of the Buckhounds; 50l. to Mr. Peirce, chirurgeon; 50l. to the executors of John Wilkinson, late master locksmith; 11l. 12s. 8½d. to William Clayton, musician; 23l. 5s. 5d. to John Twiss, same; 14l. 13s. 6½d. to John Crouch, same; 11l. 12s. 8½d. to Theo. Fits, same; 11l. 13s. 2d. to Jeoffery Banister, same; 9l. 0s. 10½d. to Nathaniel French, same; 11l. 12sd. to Edmd. Flower, as same, and 28l. 5s. 5d. for riding charges; 11l. 12s. 8½d. to John Lenton, musician; 11l. 13s. 2d. to Giles Stephens, same; 23l. 6s. 4d. to Thomas Farmer, same, and 22l. 1s. 10d. for riding charges; 11l. 12s. 8½d. each to John Banister and Henry Hele, musicians; 11l. 13s. 2d. to James Bainster [Banister], same; 11l. 12s. 8½d. to Thomas Blagrave, same; 11l. 13s. 2d. to Richard Tomlinson, same; 11l. 12s. 8½d. each to John Goodwin and Tho. Finall, same; 23l. 5s. 5d. to Henry Brockwell, same; 30l. to Dr. Blow [same] for riding charges and 30l. for teaching the children of the Chapel; 11l. 12s. 8½d. to Dr. Child, musician; 27l. 10s. 0d. to Edward Hooton, same; 11l. 12s. 8½d. to Fredericke Stefkin, same; 30l. to Mr. Hart for Mr. Butler; 29l, 14s. 1d. to Widow Greeting; 7l. 10s. 0d. to Dr. Blow for Widow Cuttler; 11l. 12s. 8½d. to Henry Gregory, musician; 10l. to Mr. Abell for riding charges; 7l. 10s. 0d. to Mr. Cooks, executor for Mr. Tudway; 15l. to the Marshal Farrier for the hunting horses. (Total, 3,426l. 1s. 5d.) Disposition Book II, pp. 224–5.
April 18. Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue as follows out of Hearth tax moneys paid in by Mr. Toll and out of the surplus of the Hearthmoney [farm], viz.: 3,411l. 1s. 5d. to the Treasurer of the Chamber; 1,000l. to Phillip Packer for the ordinary of the Works; 240l. to same for the extraordinary [of the Works] for guards at the Mews; 30l. to same on same for rent of water there; 109l. 5s. 3d. to same on same for plantations in the parks; 500l. to same on same for Mr. Roberts for Windsor Works; 250l. to same on same for Monsieur Vario; 100l. to same for Mr. Gurle, the gardener; 75l. 4s. 9d. to Mr. Warner, master of the barges, for interest; 90l. to Sir John Lethieullier; 60l. to Major Brett; 14l. 10s. 0d. to John Langwith, messenger; 50l. to Serj. Gervace Price; 74l. 3s. 4d. to Baron Crawley's executors; 80l. 8s. 1½d. to Lord Clifford, Clerk of the Pipe; 48l. 6s. 8d. to Mr. Whitfeild; 20l. to Mr. Browne, Clerk of Estreats in the Common Pleas; 604l. 0s. 6d. to the [Board of] Foreign Plantations; 250l. to Sir Algernone May; 12l. 10s. 0d. to Elenor Mather; 50l. to Dr. Mendez; 50l. to Dr. Dickenson; 100l. to Sir Alexander Frazier's executors; 50l. to Lady Mordant; 360l. to 13 heralds at arms; 120l. to the yeoman prickers; 50l. to Mris. Elliott, housekeeper at Newmarket; 90l. to the nine groom littermen; 150l. to James Vernon; 20l. to Mr. Swann; 100l. to Mris. Purcell; 23l. 5s. 5d. to William Young's executors; 100l. to Dr. Staggins; 38l. 3s. 4d. to Mr. Clayton; 44l. 19s. 0½d. to Aleworth, Crouch and Fitz; 68l. 3s. 6½d. to Fashion and Flower; 79l. 18s. 6½d. to Staggins, Singleton, Strong and Blagrave; 77l. to Blow, Gregory and Coleman; 60l. to Hooton, Moss, Dyer and Tanner; 50l. to John Abell; 40l. to Mr. Pottinger; 255l. to me [Guy] for secret service in part of 335l.; 451l. 13s. 9d. to 18 sergeants at arms; 370l. 10s. 0d. to Christ Church Hospital; 52l. 8s. 6d. to Mr. Seagar; 12l. 3s. 4d. to Welbeck, stable keeper at Reading; 50l. to the poor of St. Margaret's, Westminster; 50l. to King Charles I's Hospital; 100l. to the poor of St. Martins [in the Fields]; 30l. to Mr. Glynn in full of 90l.; 80l. to Sir John Heath; 40l. to Mr. Cooke, Latin Secretary; 22l. 16s. 3d. to the Earl of Lindsey for Robt. Bertie; 116l. 4s. 7d. to Andrew Lawrence, surveyor of the ways; 15l. to Mris. Ursula Elliott; 100l. to Mris. Foillard. "This 100l. to Mris. Foillard is issued by a letter dated 28 April, 1683, to the Treasurer of the Chamber to be paid by him to her." (Total, 10,486l. 16s. 4d.) The rest of the said Hearthmoney is to be reserved for the Treasury Lords' disposal. Disposition Book II, pp. 222–3.
Same to same to issue 333l. 6s. 8d. to me [Guy] for secret service in part of 500l. To be issued out of moneys in the Exchequer for lands seized. Ibid, p. 224.
Treasury allowance of the 1682 Christmas quarter's salary bill of the Excise Office. (Total, 2,107l. 10s. 0d.) Money Book IV, p. 178.
April 19. Henry Guy to Mr. Duncombe to pay Mr. Reynolds and Mr. Jeffreyes what is due on their navy bill for transporting soldiers to Tangier; paying same out of Customs [after] "the weekly payments being provided for, you having taken the same [this navy bill] upon your note to be paid some time since and to pay it to the Treasurer of the Navy." Out Letters (General) VII, p. 136.
Same to the Customs Commissioners. On Tuesday next Auditor Phillips is to receive the Attorney General's opinion on some certificates of the Poll money for the Customs officers, which he cannot pass. Ibid.
April 21. The Treasury Lords to Sir Fran. Fane, of Westbury, kt. Certify us what money you have received upon warrants of distress against Quakers and other Dissenters, and of whom in particular. (The like letters to John Smith of Nibley, Sir Gabriel Law of Atherley, kt., Christopher Coate of Charlton, George Raymond near Sodbury, John Merriday of Marshfield, Nicholas Veale of Alveston, Thomas Chester of Amesbury.) Ibid, p. 137.
Henry Guy to Sir William Poole (in his absence, to Mr. Aldworth) to see the above letters to the several Justices living near Bristol safely delivered. Ibid.
[?] Same to Mr. Jenner. I have laid before the Treasury Lords the petition of the inhabitants of Petersham for liberty to take gravel in New Park for repair of their highways. My Lords are willing, but must know what proportion will serve and in what manner it may be done. Ibid.
April 21. Same to Mr. Brisban enclosing for the Admiralty Lords a copy of what is intended in the Irish establishment for the ships to attend the service of Ireland and Tangier. Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners. My letter of the 19th inst. was only to request Auditor Phillips to attend the Attorney General on Tuesday next concerning the Poll money. It may be postponed a week. Write to Mr. J'ans to hasten his report concerning the Customs in the Isle of Man. Ibid, p. 138.
Same to Mr. Stephens to forthwith pay to Mr. Collins for surveying the coast the 200l. which the Treasury Lords intended for him out of the 3,000l. which Mr. Duncomb lately paid you for widows of the [sailors of the] Adventure. Ibid.
Same to the Excise Managers [Farmers] to attend the Treasury Lords on Tuesday next with the charge of management of the Excise of London, Middlesex and Surrey and with your reasons for refusing to let Col. Birch or his deputy see that charge. Ibid.
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. 226.
to the 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
And to issue as follows out of Customs money to be similarly paid in, viz.
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] weekly money 500
to Mr. Packer, Paymaster of the Works, for his Majesty's buildings at Winchester 1,000
to the Mint Commissioners 500
to the Privy Purse 200
April 21. Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt for a certificate of what payments are charged on the First Fruits and Tenths by patents or privy seals and of what is in arrear on those payments; together with the names of the grantees and the consideration for their grants; and also of what is due to the Band of Gentlemen Pensioners. Disposition Book II, p. 226. Out Letters (General) VII, p. 138.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Cashier to pay 25l. to Tho. Doyley for 1683, Lady day quarter on his annuity. Money Book IV, p. 184.
The Treasury Lords to [the Earl of Arran], Lord Deputy of Ireland. Sir William Petty and John Marshall have by several petitions represented that the lands set out to them in co. Kerry have been withheld from them almost since the Restoration upon account of quit rents charged thereon and that the profits of said lands have been received by the [late] Irish Revenue Farmers by virtue of custodiums granted to other persons in their behalf. There is a cause now depending in the Irish Exchequer concerning the legal measure of said lands, either by the extreme or reduced columns of the Downe Survey in order to ascertaining the quit rents. It is the King's pleasure that said case be proceeded in to a determination according to law and right without regard to any letters written from hence [London] on that subject and that meanwhile the Irish Exchequer dissolve the custodiums so that the present custodees or the said late Revenue Farmers may receive no more profits of the said lands and that the best means possible be used to make the said custodees and Farmers bring in the money due to the King on account of said custodiums; and further that you appoint some indifferent person between the King and said Petty to take the said land in custodium, whereby the quit rents may be secured to the King until there be a legal determination. Out Letters (Ireland) III, pp. 145–8.
We enclose a petition of Capt. Tuite for the reversion of an estate. Report us what the King can grant and what lives are in being. We also enclose the warrant for a new patent of the office of Accountant General and the additional power to the [Irish Revenue] Commissioners to pay salaries; and the warrant for Mr. Price's patent to be Receiver General and the King's instructions to him. We also send a paper received from Sir James Shaen, which he calls a prospect of their whole account "the beginning of which agrees with the account sent over hither, the latter part is meerly a prospect rather than an account." He gave us another paper whereby he proposes to secure the King for all demands whatsoever upon himself or his partners. The first article of it relates to a third party being named to receive all the arrears from the Farmers' collectors. This we take to be already done in Mr. Robinson's appointment, ut supra, p. 753. At the end of the paper it is said that the late Vice Treasurer's accounts must be despatched before the Farmers can finally close theirs. This we think necessary to recommend to you. Please direct the Commissioners of Accounts to call upon Sir John Champante to despatch that account to Christmas last. The rest of the Farmers' paper we submit to your consideration. "There is a third paper (all three are delivered this morning to [sic for by] Sir James Shaen) that mentions several periods of accounts as he calls them by which they [the Farmers] would methodize their accounts; but to that we told him that no direction could be given, but that their accounts would be passed according to the times agreed on in their contract." We send you this paper. "Upon this occasion of discourse this morning with him we thought fit to recommend either his going himself into Ireland for quicker despatch of all these affairs or else to send such effectual orders to his partners that no delay might be pretended there for want of his consent and he has promised us to go suddenly over, which if he do not comply with we cannot think it reasonable that upon the pretence of having recourse to him your Excellency should admit of any delay or excuses from his partners there."
April 21. The Treasury Lords to the Revenue Commissioners, Ireland. In reply to yours of the 4th we have written today, ut supra, to the Lord Deputy concerning the Irish Revenue Farmers' accounts. Baron Harstong, who attended several times upon the Lord Lieutenant at the Treasury Chambers upon this matter, will inform you at his return of all that passed relating thereto. We shall be glad to have the quarterly account you mention of the produce of the whole revenue and likewise the particulars of the charges of management for this quarter. As to the business of the Isle of Man, we have not yet received the expected account from the Customs Commissioners. We have received the King's commands not to proceed to any treaty at this time for the victualling of Tangier out of Ireland. This we have declared to all persons here that were concerned in it so that no one may be longer in expectation on that account. As to your agreement with Mr. Babe for the Excise, we have had the advice of Baron Harstong upon it, the Lord Lieutenant being present. We return it herewith, with our approbation for this year and with Baron Harstong's observations upon it. We know of no custodiums lately granted. If any are desired we shall have regard to your wish to be first heard in it so as to prevent the inconveniencies which otherwise might happen. As to our report on Tilson's petition for 60l. a year for his interest in the Custom House, Dublin, we do not know whether it proceeded afterwards to a grant; nor do we know of any persons that are soliciting here for rooms near the Excise Office. If they are persons in Ireland, you had better apply to the Lord Deputy to prevent any such grants. We will take care that nothing of that kind shall pass here that might incommode the King's service and bring a further charge upon his Majesty. Mr. Loftus has a quantity of plate that he desires to import from England into Ireland, Customs free. We think fit that you let it pass for this time. We directed Mr. Guy to recommend Sir Thomas Crosby to you to be Receiver or Commissioner for the Province of Munster, but all such recommendations are upon the condition that you need such an officer and that the person recommended is fit. Out Letters (Ireland) III, pp. 148–9.
April 23. William Blathwayte to Henry Guy in reply to the letter of Mar. 31 last, supra, p. 747, as to the Governor of Jamaica accounting for the 600l. per an. for fortifications. The Auditor of the Receipt may be ordered to certify to the King's Remembrancer the moneys issued on that account so that process may go out from the Pipe; or, alternatively, the Treasury Lords may give notice of the order in Council to Lord Vaughan and the Earl of Carlisle, who are the persons concerned. Out Letters (Plantations Auditor) I, p. 111.
April 24. Treasury warrant to Richard Kent, the Customs Cashier, to pay 137l. to Arthur, Earl of Anglesea, for 1682, April 25 to Aug. 9, on his 20s. a day out of the Customs, as late Lord Privy Seal. Money Book IV, p. 185.
Henry Guy to Mr. Agar. A warrant for a privy seal is signed for you to pay the 4,000l. which is raising in New Forest [by wood sales] into the Exchequer and not to the Treasurer of the Ordnance as formerly directed. The 1,000l. already raised you are accordingly so to pay in for such uses as the Treasury Lords shall direct. Out Letters (General) VII, p. 139.
Same to the Navy Commissioners. The Treasury Lords approve your proposal of the 20th inst. for laying out the 30,000l. which is to be paid [to you] by 1,000l. a week from July 1 next, viz. in hemp, tar, pitch, rosin, masts, spars, fir timber, Prutia deals, ordinary deals, wainscot, oars and canvas. Give my Lords all details when you contract for same. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Hewer for a certificate what is due to the garrison of Tangier to Christmas last and what in particular to every regiment, company and troop. Ibid.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to satisfy Mr. Sheridan's orders of Feb. 17 last for 1,000l. out of the 1,000l. which Mr. Agar is to pay into the Exchequer for wood sold in New Forest. Disposition Book II, p. 227.
Same to same to pay 3,567l. 11s. 2d. to the Treasurer of the Navy and 2,122l. 6s. 2d. to the Treasurer of the Ordnance upon the orders for those sums for half a year's interest to 1681, Sept. 29, to the creditors on account of an intended war against the French King. To be issued out of Hearth tax money. Ibid, p. 227. Out Letters (General) VII, p. 139.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to permit the export, Customs free, in the Margaret pink, Ralph Crow master, of stores as follows for his Majesty's ships in the Mediterranean. Out Letters (Customs) VIII, pp. 199–201.
Prefixing: schedule of said stores as [certified by the Navy Commissioners and] acknowledged by said Ralph Crow as received between Mar. 31 and April 20 inst. out of the stores at Deptford to be transported to Tangier, there to be delivered to Mr. Balthasr Sr. Michell, his Majesty's storekeeper there, for the use of the King's ships in the Mediterranean.
April 24. The like for the like export in the Golden Fleece, Joseph Banister commander, of stores for the service of his Majesty's ship Guernsey at Jamaica, being sea victuals for 110 men for 168 days. Out Letters (Customs) VIII, p. 201.
Prefixing: schedule of said victuals dated Mar. 31 and signed by said Banister.
Henry Guy to the Revenue Commissioners, Ireland, enclosing the copy of the agreement with Mr. Babe [for the Excise farm for a year]. You have the original. Out Letters (Ireland) III, p. 150.
April 25. Royal constitution and appointment of Sir Francis Wythens, sergeant at law, to be a Justice of the King's Bench: during pleasure. King's Warrant Book IX, p. 176.
Privy seal for 200l. per an. to Philip Rycaut, esq., for salary as Agent and Consul General at Algiers in Barbary: during pleasure: to be payable quarterly, commencing from Mar. 22 last, which was the date of his commission: the first quarter's salary to be advanced. Ibid, p. 153.
Money warrant for 12l. 3s. 4d. to Richard Welbeck for one year to 1682, Sept. 29, on his fee as keeper of his Majesty's stables at Reading. Money Book IV, p. 183.
Treasury warrant to the Auditor of Excise and Comptroller of Excise to allow in account 483l. 12s. 10¼d. to the executor of Nicholas Johnson for the time the said Johnson officiated as Cashier and Agent to the Excise Commissioners, which office he executed till 1680, Lady day: being for the charges incident to the passing his said account of the Excise moneys received by him [during such tenure of office]. Ibid, p. 184.
Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to attend the Treasury Lords this day week, May 2, "about some tallies detained by you for fees you demand of Mr. Hewer for moneys by him paid to Sir James Lesly and others not included in the establishment of the garrison of Tangier more than what you demand for moneys issued to him for the use of that garrison." Disposition Book II, p. 227.
Same to the Earl of Ranelagh. Mr. Bertie and Mr. Stephens are charged with 9,128l. and 4,670l. respectively on their respective accounts, as received from you. Have you any other sums to charge upon them? Out Letters (General) VII, p. 139.
Same to Mr. Pope to attend the Treasury Lords on May 15 next with Mr. Cressett concerning the paper you lately gave in. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Harbord, Auditor of the Duchy of Cornwall. I have to-day written the Receiver of the Duchy not to pay Mr. Courtney, Attorney of the Duchy, his salary of 50l. per an. till further order. You are not to allow any payments contrary to this order. (Same to Sir Peter Killegrew, Receiver of said Duchy, not to pay said Courtney's salary.) Ibid, p. 140.
April 25. Henry Guy to Mr. Courtney, Attorney of the Duchy of Cornwall. Send the Treasury Lords your speedy answer to the enclosed petition [missing] of Mris. Jane Scott. Out Letters (General) VII, p. 140.
Same to Auditor Stephens to peruse and sign the interest account of Sir John James and Major Huntingdon, as prepared by the Auditors of Imprests, as it must be signed also by an Auditor of the Revenue before any payment can be made upon it. Ibid.
Treasury warrant to the King's Remembrancer to forbear or supersede process against Anthony Stephens on the item of 15,050l. charged upon him in the account of William Chiffinch [of the money received from the French King]; all by reason that Charles Bertie is now upon an account of moneys received by him [Bertie] for his Majesty's use, in which he voluntarily charges himself with said 15,050l. as received by him [Bertie] from said Chiffinch by the hands of said Stephens. Warrants not Relating to Money IX, p. 195.
April 26. The Treasury Lords to the [Revenue] Commissioners, Ireland. In reply to yours of the 16th we have sent to the Lord Lieutenant the agreement you have made with his agents relating to the Prizage. He approves thereof. We will obtain a royal letter to the Lord Deputy to direct the Receiver General to pay the money in accordance with this contract. As to the late Farmers' collectors, we have gone fully into this matter in our advice to the Lord Deputy. The main thing wherein you seem most to want our direction is in relation to the application of the growing revenue, which you think would be best issued to the growing uses. We are not so clear in it, as we find from the Lord Lieutenant that if such an order were sent over all persons concerned therein might possibly look upon themselves as quite cut off from the expectation of their arrears and [so left] in the same disappointment they have been in by having been postponed at other times, and it is not our intention to bring them into this. But while we cannot come to a resolution in this we intend to write to the Lord Deputy to desire that the growing revenue as it comes in (and we expect a considerable sum from it next month from quit rents and Hearthmoney) may be applied in the first place to three months' more pay to the army by way of imprest in the same manner the last three months' was paid without saying particularly for what three months, and that the remainder may be applied to the Civil List according to the establishment which was sent on Wednesday last by Baron Hartstong. Meanwhile we will consider of the best ways to satisfy the arrears due in the late Farmers' time. For this purpose send us a particular account what you judge may remain of solvent arrears after the June assignments are satisfied to the military lists and what is due from the Farmers to the Civil List at the end of their farm last Christmas. "Of which we will take all the care that the present condition of his Majesty's affairs will permit." Out Letters (Ireland) III, pp. 150–1.
April 27. Henry Guy to the Navy Commissioners to assign on the Navy's weekly money the payment of 39l. 1s. 3d. to Thomas Mullins, late volunteer on board the Garland on the Navy bill signed 1681, July 30. Out Letters (General) VII, p. 140.
Privy seal ordaining that the 4,000l. to be raised by felling wood in New Forest (as by the Treasury warrant of Feb. 26, based on the royal sign manual of Feb. 9) shall not be paid to the Treasurer of the Ordnance for the fortifications of Portsmouth, but shall be paid into the Exchequer, to be thence issued in part to the Marquis of Halifax upon his making the loan of 4,000l. which he has promised to lend to the King. The said 4,000l. loan when made is to be hereby paid out to the Treasurer of the Ordnance as imprest for the fortifications at Portsmouth. Of the 4,000l. to be so raised by wood sales, the first 1,000l. is to be applied to such uses for the King's service as the Treasury Lords shall think fit: the other 3,000l. as it shall be raised and paid in is to be paid to said Earl in repayment as above and to complete said loan the further sum of 1,000l. is to be raised by dotard trees in said forest. Further 6 per cent. interest on said loan is hereby to be paid said Earl out of any money in the Exchequer or out of the like wood sales. (Royal warrant, dated Windsor, April 23, for said privy seal.) King's Warrant Book IX, pp. 151–2.
April 28. 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. 227.
to Mr. Fox, Paymaster of the Forces, for subsistance money 2,000
to ditto for off-reckonings 2,000
to the Cofferer of the Household 1,000
to me [Guy] for secret service in part of 5,000l. 200
to Mris. Elianor Gwynne 250
Same to same to issue as follows out of such Customs money as is to be similarly paid in, viz.: Ibid, p. 228.
to the Treasurer of the Navy for one week on the Navy's weekly money, whereof 2,000l. is for the Victualler 3,500
to ditto for fitting of ships 2,000
to the Treasurer of the Ordnance [for one week on the Ordnance Office] weekly money 500
to the Lord President of the Privy Council 375
to the Lord Privy Seal 360
to Mr. Griffith for the Stables 500
Same to same. On the 18th inst. you were directed to issue 100l. to Mris. Foillard, "but there not being so much money due at the Exchequer on Mr. Foillard's fee" you are to issue said 100l. to the Treasurer of the Chamber to be by him paid over to Mris. Foillard on bills due to her late husband. Ibid.
Money order for 50l. to John Potinger, Comptroller of the Pipe, for half a year to 1683, Easter, for the service of him and his clerks in issuing process upon Popish Recusants for the penalty of 20l. per month and in giving speedy despatch and assistance to the Receivers for the improvement of that revenue. Order Book XXXIX, p. 74.