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Entry Book: August 1683, 16-30

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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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August 1683

Date. Nature and Substance of the Entry. Reference.
Aug. 16. Robert Squibb, in the absence of Henry Guy, to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue out of Wine Licence money now in the Exchequer 1,000l. to Henry Guy for secret service. Disposition Book II, p. 257.
Aug. 18. Same, in the absence of same, to same to issue as follows out of such [Customs] money as is directed to be this week paid into the Exchequer, viz.: Ibid.
l.
to the Treasurer of the Navy [for one week] of the Navy's weekly money, whereof 1,000l. is for the Victuallers 2,500
to ditto for pay of sea officers' wages the first week 500
to the Treasurer of the Ordnance [for one week of the Ordnance Office's] weekly money 500
to the Treasurer of the Navy for finishing the repairs of the Soveraigne 500
£4,000
Royal warrant to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal for a grant to Sir Jno. Werden, bart., and Sir Nicho. Butler, kt., their executors and assigns without account, of all moneys received by Roger Whitley from the King or by the King's direction for postage of letters which ought to have gone free of postage from 1667, June 25, to 1677, June 25, and of all the King's right and interest therein: with power to sue etc. for same. King's Warrant Book IX, p. 206.
Aug. 21. Capt. Rouse on behalf of the Duke of Grafton desires that a fine set at the last assizes at Lancaster upon Robert Laver for barratry may not be pardoned or granted to any other, the said Duke having begged it of the King. Caveat Book, p. 23.
The Duke of Beaufort desires that nothing pass concerning the honor and manor of Leominster till he have notice. Caveat Book, p. 23.
Capt. Mathews desires that nothing pass concerning Sir Thomas Armstrong's estate in Ireland till he have notice. Ibid.
Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue as follows out of the 5,000l. lent [into the Exchequer] by Sir Hugh Cholmly, viz.: 1,865l. to Visct. Preston, 300l. to James Graham, 591l. to Mr. Poley, 500l. to Mr. Roberts for Windsor Castle works, 520l. to ditto for the avenue at Windsor, 224l. to me [Guy] for secret service. Disposition Book II, p. 257.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to employ James Houseman as surveyor of Hull loco Thomas Swanton, dismissed. Out Letters (Customs) VIII, p. 222.
Henry Guy to same, enclosing an extract of a letter received by the Treasury Lords from the Revenue Commissioners, Ireland. Send the said Irish Commissioners a satisfactory answer thereto. Out Letters (General) VII, p. 200.
Appending: said extract. We presume to add another memorial concerning the Isle of Man of which we have made many complaints and now revive them, having applied several times to the Customs Commissioners, England, without any reply from them "which we the more admire in regard of the continuance of a scandalous person there under their commission against whom if our complaints were of no credit yet the notoriety of the Plantation and other prohibited trade that to this day is slipt through that place contrary to two Acts of Parliament in force there, will evidence him a fraudulent or at least a useless officer there."
Same to Mr. Burton to forthwith take out a certiorari of Mr. Walcott's conviction, to be sent into Ireland. Ibid, p. 201.
The Treasury Lords to the Lord Deputy of Ireland. In reply to yours of the 8th we will take care to send to you the record of Capt. Walcott's conviction ut supra. The 200l. which was advanced here to the Scotch officers by Mr. Guy and which you said [promised] should be returned [to England] with that pacquet [or mail] is not yet come. Out Letters (Ireland) III, p. 185.
Same to same, enclosing a petition of the Earl of St. Albans ut infra. Examine the allegations therein and if true order stay of process till the validity of the grant be determined in the Exchequer Court. Ibid, pp. 186–7.
Prefixing: (a) petition to the King from the Earl of St. Albans shewing that Randall, Marquess of Antrim, and Alexander McDonnell, his brother, were by the Act of Explanation restored to their estates in the barony of Dunluce, Kilconway, Cary and Glenarm, the lordship of Ballycastle and island of Rathlow in co. Antrim in the Province of Ulster, under certain yearly quit rents as by the Acts of Settlement and Explanation: that by patent dated Westminster, 1666, Mar. 30, the King granted to petitioner for ever without rent the said quit rents issuing out of any the said lands etc. ut supra, and petitioner has ever since enjoyed same: that the [late] Farmers of the Revenue of Ireland issued process in the Exchequer in the King's name for levying the said quit rents to their own use, whereupon petitioner petitioned the King, who referred same to the Duke of Ormonde, who reported that the said Farmers had no pretence of right to the said quit rents; whereupon the Treasury Lords caused stay of process for levying said quit rents until the validity of said grant be determined: that the Irish revenue farm being now expired the Irish Revenue Commissioners have similarly issued process for levying said quit rents. Prays stay of such process and that the rents already levied by the said Commissioners may be paid to him. (b). Reference dated Whitehall, July 2 last from the King to the Treasury Lords of said petition.
Aug. 22. Money warrant for 1,000l. to Henry Guy for 1682, Lady day quarter, on his 4,000l. per an. for three years for secret service, without account: as by the privy seal of 1681, Nov. 24. (Money order dated Aug. 22 hereon.) Money Book IV, p. 245. Order Book XXXIX, p. 99.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Cashier to pay 24l. to Jno. Berkley and William Shaw for two years to 1683, June 24, on their fee as (jointly) one of the two patent searchers at Gravesend. Money Book IV, p. 246.
Money warrant for 125l. to Charles, Lord Lucas, for 1680, Sept. 29 quarter, on his annuity or pension. Ibid.
Same for 314l. 19s. 6d. to William Blaithwayte for incidents of the Committee for Trade and Plantations for 1681, Christmas quarter. Ibid, pp. 246–7. Order Book XXXIX, p. 100.
Appending: bill of said incidents (including the salary of Sir Phillip Lloyd, Clerk of the Privy Council, in attendance on said Committee during said quarter, said Blaithwait as assistant or clerk of the Council in extraordinary in attendance hereon, Bills of Rate and Price Current and for maps etc.). (Money order dated Aug. 23 hereon.)
Same for 50l. to Elizabeth Martin for half a year to 1683, Lady day, on her annuity or pension. (Money order dated Aug. 23 hereon.) Money Book IV, p. 248. Order Book XXXIX, p. 100.
Same for 892l. 2s. 0d. to Joseph Horneby and Nath. Horneby, of London, goldsmiths, for interest to June 24 last, as by an account thereof stated by Deputy Auditor Robert Hewitt and allowed by the Treasury Lords the 11th inst. (Money order dated Sept. 5 for 892l. 12s. 0d. hereon.) Money Book IV, p. 248. Order Book XXXIX, p. 104.
Same for 125l. to Edward Griffin for 1679, Christmas quarter, on his annuity or pension. (Money order dated Aug. 23 hereon.) Money Book IV, p. 248. Order Book XXXIX, p. 100.
Same for 60l. to William Chiffinch et al. (Francis Rogers, Loude Cordell, Theodore Randue, Arundell Bull, and Edward Hooton) Pages of the Bedchamber for two years to 1682, Christmas, on the 30l. per an. to them for defraying the charges for washing of sheets for his Majesty's service. (Money order dated Aug. 23 hereon.) Money Book IV, p. 249. Order Book XXXIX, p. 101.
Same for 30l. to Edward Griffin, Treasurer of the Chamber, without account: to be by him paid over to Edward Glynne for half a year to 1682, Christmas, on the allowance to said Glynn: as by the privy seal of 1676, Sept. 3. (Money order dated Aug. 23 hereon.) Money Book IV, p. 249. Order Book XXXIX, p. 100.
Aug. 22. Money warrant for 25l. each to Mary Nevill and Sophia Nevill for half a year to 1682, Christmas, on their annuity or pension. (Money order dated Aug. 23 hereon.) Money Book IV, p. 249. Order Book XXXIX, p. 100.
Same for 50l. to John Dryden for 1680, Lady day quarter, on his same as Poet Laureate and for 25l. for 1679, Christmas quarter, on his additional annuity. (Money order dated Aug. 23 for said 25l. hereon.) Money Book IV, p. 250. Order Book XXXIX, p. 102.
Same for 12l. 10s. 0d. to Elianor Mather, widow of Capt. William Mather, for 1683, June 24 quarter, on her same. (Money order dated Aug. 23 hereon, the name being incorrectly given as Elizabeth Mather.) Money Book IV, p. 250. Order Book XXXIX, p. 100.
Same for 100l. to George Feilding for half a year to 1682, Christmas, on his same. (Money order dated Aug. 23 hereon.) Money Book IV, p. 250. Order Book XXXIX, p. 102.
Same for 9l. 2s. 6d. each to John Robinson, John Hall, James Dixon, Robert Wilmott, Thomas Thackham, Nicholas Travythan, Phillip Williams and Edward Cane and to Jane Kernan, administratrix of John Kernan, deceased, Grooms of the Great Chamber in Ordinary to the Queen, on their payment of 2s. a day each, being for one quarter each in the respective cases to the following dates, 1676, Lady day; 1677, Sept. 29; 1680, May 1; 1681, Sept. 29; 1681, June 24; 1682, Oct. 25; 1681–2, Feb. 3; 1683, Lady day; 1681, June 24. (Separate money orders dated Aug. 23 hereon.) Money Book IV, p. 251. Order Book XXXIX, p. 101.
Same for 5l. each to Henry Baldwyn, James Williams, Thomas Franklyn, John Hosey, the administratrix of John Eldred (Eldridge), deceased, Robert Emms, James Goodenough, James Taylor and Richard Jones, Groom Littermen to the King, being for half a year each to the respective dates following on their allowance. viz. 1678, Sept. 29, for Baldwyn; 1677, Sept. 29, for Williams, Franklyn, Hosey and Eldred; 1681, Sept. 29, for Emms, Goodenough, Taylor and Jones. (Three separate money orders dated Aug. 23 hereon.) Money Book IV, p. 251. Order Book XXXIX, pp. 101–2.
Same for 500l. to William, Lord Alington, for half a year to 1682, Sept. 29, on his allowance as Constable of the Tower of London. Money Book IV, p. 252.
Same for 100l. to Sutton Oglethorpe for same to 1681, Sept. 29, on his salary as Master of his Majesty's studs. Ibid.
Same for 100l. to Sir Gilbert Talbot for two years to 1682, Sept. 29, on his fee as Master of his Majesty's Jewel House. Ibid.
Same for 100l. to Mris. Winifred Windham for half a year to 1677, Christmas, on her annuity or pension. Ibid.
Same for 100l. to Thomas Windham for same to 1676, Sept. 29, on his same. Ibid.
Money warrant for 250l. to the Countess of Portland for 1680, Sept. 29 quarter, on her annuity or pension. Money Book IV, p. 252.
Same for 50l. to Edward Proger for 1680, Lady day quarter, on his pension. Ibid, p. 253.
Same for 150l. each to George Bynion and Marmaduke Darcy for half a year to 1683, June 24, on their fee as respectively Comptroller of the Great Wardrobe and Surveyor of same. Ibid.
Same for 37l. 10s. 0d. to John Warner for 1¼ years to 1679, Lady day, on his salary as Master of his Majesty's barges and boats. Ibid.
Same for 300l. to Henry Fanshaw and Charles Fanshaw, executors of Elizabeth, Viscountess Fanshaw, for half a year to 1679, June 24, on the annuity to her for 31 years from 1665, Lady day. Ibid.
Same for 40l. to Walter Bridall for three years to 1670, Lady day, on his fee as Clerk of the Jewel House. Ibid.
Same for 50l. to Dr. Nicholas Gibbon for half a year to 1682, Lady day, on his annuity or pension. Ibid, p. 254.
Same for 100l. to Isabella Bointon for same to 1680, June 24, on her same. Ibid.
Same for 125l. to Dame Ruth Trevor for 1678, Lady day quarter, on her pension. Ibid.
Same for 100l. to the executors of Thomas Purcell for half a year to 1678, Sept. 29, on his fee or salary as late one of the King's musicians. Ibid.
Same for 20l. to the executors of John Banister as in part of 27l. 10s. 0d. for 1674, Lady day quarter, on his fee as late a same. Ibid.
Treasury warrant to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue to the Master of the Great Wardrobe, on his order dated 1682, Nov. 4, 1,596l. for the following provisions. Ibid, p. 255.
Appending: estimate, dated Great Wardrobe, May 24, of the charge of several provisions to be made for his Majesty's service (84l. for a cravat and cuffs for the King's birthday; furniture for the Queen's ship Sandadoes, for her 12 oared barge and for the Henrietta yacht, for the Isabella yacht and for the new yacht at Portsmouth; 315l. for liveries for the watermen; 105l. for summer liveries for the children of the chapel; canvas to cover the Queen's barge at Windsor; window curtains of serge for her Majesty's chapel at St. James's etc.)
Same to same to issue 831l. 16s. 0d. to same on same order for the following provisions. Ibid, pp. 255–6.
Appending: estimate, dated Great Wardrobe, July 23, of said provisions (597l. 10s. 0d. for linen and laces for his Majesty's royal person for the half year; 21l. for hire of beds and bedding etc. for Prince George of Denmark for one month, beginning June 23 last; 47l. 10s. 0d. for carpets, chairs etc. for ditto; 27l. for a looking glass table for the Queen's withdrawing room at Whitehall; 26l, for a robe of crimson satin lined with white Ducape for Dr. Turner, Register of the Garter; 8l. for printed stuff for hanging a room at Whitehall for one of the Maids of Honour; 18l. for the clothes detailed of John Thatcher, a boy of the Chapel Royal, whose voice is changed; 70l. for linen, taffeta and galloon for his Majesty's apothecary; 16l. 16s. 0d. for two pieces of muslin for mourning cravats and cuffs for his Majesty upon the death of the French Queen).
Aug. 22. Money warrant for 125l. each to Elizabeth and Anne daughters of Sir Jno. Lawson, for half a year to 1677, Lady day, on their annuity or pension. Money Book IV, p. 256.
Same for 20l. to the executors of Humphrey Madge for half a year to 1676, Sept. 29, on his fee as late one of the King's musicians. Ibid.
Same for 250l. to Anne, daughter of Sir Jno. Lawson, for one year to 1678, Lady day, on her annuity or pension. Ibid, p. 257.
Same for 500l. to George Dunstan for half a year to 1682, Lady day, on his same. Ibid.
Same for 100l. to Rebecca, daughter of William, late Lord, Chandos; 25l. thereof as in full of 1681, Christmas quarter, and 75l. as in part of 1682, June 24 half year, on her pension. Ibid.
Same for 100l. to Dame Jane Berkley for half a year to 1677, Lady day, on her annuity or pension. Ibid, p. 258.
Same for 20l. to Robert Bertie for half a year to 1682, Sept. 29, on his same for the life of Mris. Mary Cock. Ibid.
Same for 10l. to the executors of Richard Dorney for half a year to 1677, Dec. 25, on his fee as late one of the King's musicians. Ibid.
Same for 25l. 1s. 10½d. each to the following as Sergeants at Arms, being for a quarter each to the respective dates stated on their fee of 3s. a day and, board wages allowance of 2s. 6d. a day, viz.: John Topham to 1680, Christmas; John Ramsey to 1682, June 24; John Middleton to 1674, Christmas, on his fee and to 1673, June 24, on his allowance; Richard Thorne to 1676, Lady day, on his fee, and to 1676, Sept. 29, on his allowance; Sir Roger Harsnet, kt., to 1682, June 24; William Bishop, esq., to 1678, Dec. 10; William Mease to 1679, Christmas; Roger Charnock to 1681, June 24; Orlando Fitz Simonds to 1671, Lady day, on his fee and to 1672, Lady day, on his allowance; Edmund Williamson to 1673, Sept. 29; Thomas Paine to 1677, Sept. 29, on his fee and to 1677, Christmas, on his allowance; Thomas Charnock to 1681, Lady day; John Templer to 1679, June 24; Joseph Harvey to 1679, Christmas; George Smith to 1676, Lady day. Ibid, p. 259.
Same for 4l. 11s. 3d. to Sir William Bishop for 1681, Lady day quarter, as a Sergeant at Arms attending the House of Commons; and for 20l. 10s. 7½d. to make his fee and allowance equal to that of the rest of the Sergeants at Arms, ut supra. (Money order for 20l. 10s. 7½d. dated Oct. 1 hereon. Ibid, p. 259. Order Book XXXIX, p. 105.
Money warrant for 61l. 12s. 8½d. to Dr. Nicholas Staggins, Master of his Majesty's Music, 50l. thereof for 1681, Christmas quarter, on his fee of 200l. per an. and 11l. 12s. 8½d. thereof for 1680, Aug. 5 quarter, on his fee of 46l. 10s. 10d. per an. Money Book IV, pp. 260–2.
30l. to Charles Coleman, viz. 20l. for half a year to 1677, Sept. 29, on his fee of 40l. per an. and 10l. for same to 1677, Lady day, on his fee of 20l. per an. as one of the King's musicians.
23l. 5s. 5d. to John Gamball for same to 1680, June 24, as a same.
30l. to Symon Hopper for same to 1673, June 24, as a same.
20l. to John Moss for same to 1679, Sept. 29, as a same.
30l. to William Turner for same to 1676, Lady day, as a same.
40l. to John Clements for one year to 1675, June 24, as a same.
38l. 3s. 4d. to William Clayton, being 16l. 10s. 7½d. for 1672, Christmas quarter, on his fee of 66l. 2s. 6d. per an.; 10l. for 1675, Christmas quarter, on his fee of 40l. per an.; 11l. 12s. 8½d. for 1670, Christmas quarter, on his fee of 46l. 10s. 10d. per an., as a same.
22l. 10s. 0d. to William Gregory for 1680, Christmas quarter, on his two fees of 50l. and 40l. per an. as a same.
27l. 10s. 0d. to Thomas Farmer and Robert King, viz. 13l. 15s. 0d. in full for 1680, Sept. 29 quarter, and 13l. 15s. 0d. in part of 1680, Christmas quarter, on the fee of 110l. per an. as same.
42l. to Dr. John Blow, being 10l. for 1673, Lady day quarter, on his fee of 40l. per an.; 12l. for 1675, Lady day quarter, on his fee of 48l. per an.; 10l. for 1674, Christmas quarter, on his fee of 40l. per an.; 10l. for 1673, Christmas quarter, on his fee of 40l. per an. as a same.
25l. to Thomas Heywood for 1679, Lady day quarter, as a same.
23l. 5s. 5d. to Jeoffery Alworth for half a year to 1682, Lady day, as a same.
20l. to John Crowch for same to 1681, Sept. 29, as a same.
23l. 5s. 5d. to Theo. Fitz for same to 1674, Lady day, as a same.
23l. 5s. 5d. to Joseph Fashion for same to 1682, Lady day, as a same.
43l. 5s. 5d. to Edward Flower, being 20l. for same to 1680, June 24, on his fee of 40l. per an. and 23l. 5s. 5d. for same to 1679, June 24, on his fee of 46l. 10s. 10d. as a same.
23l. 5s. 5d. to Isaac Staggins for half a year to 1672, Sept. 29, as a same.
20l. 4s. 7d. to Thomas Blagrave for same to 1672, June 24, as a same.
23l. 5s. 5d. to Robert Strong for same to 1674, Christmas, as a same.
Same for 18l. 5s. 0d. to Rebecca Lowe, relict of William Lowe, for half a year to 1676, Christmas, on his allowance of 2s. a day as late one of the Grooms of the Chamber to the Queen. (Money order dated Aug. 23 hereon.) Ibid, p. 262. Order Book XXXIX, p. 101.
Same for 150l. to Anne, Countess Dowager of Newburgh, for 1681, Lady day quarter, on her annuity or pension. Money Book IV, p. 262.
Same for 30l. to the executors of Jno. Loup in part of 46l. 19s. 2d. for one year to 1666, Christmas, on his fee of 2s. 6d. a day and livery of 26s. 8d. [per an.] as Clerk of his Majesty's Armoury. Ibid, p. 263.
Aug. 22. Money warrant for 40l. to the executors of Thomas Loup, 10l. thereof as in full for the half year ended 1667, June 24, and 30l. in part of the succeeding half year as late one of his Majesty's engineers. Money Book IV, p. 263.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to pay 21l. to Henry, Earl of Clarendon, William Chiffinch and Martin Folkes for 1¾ years to 1683, June 24, on their salary as one of the two patent searchers at Gravesend [in trust and] for the life of Thomas Chiffinch, junr. Ibid.
Money warrant for 30l. each to Adulphus Sayers, Thomas Pultney, Robert Killigrew, for 1682, Sept. 29 quarter, on their annuity or pension as Pages of Honour. Ibid, p. 264.
Same for 75l. to Dame Sophia Stuart for 1672, Christmas quarter, on her annuity or pension. Ibid, p. 265.
Same for 125l. to Dame Joane Howard for 1681, Lady day, quarter on her same. Ibid.
Same for 150l. to Lady Philadelphia Wentworth for 1678, Lady day quarter, on her pension. Ibid.
Same for 100l. to Clara Bolton for half a year to 1676, Lady day, on her annuity or pension. Ibid.
Same for 22l. 16s. 3d. each to Nathaniel Cox and Benjamin Coling for same to 1682, Christmas, on their fee of 2s. 6d. a day each as keepers of the Council Chamber. Ibid, p. 266.
Same for 100l. to Justinia Vandike, now Lady Stepney, for same to 1677, June 24, on her annuity or pension. Ibid, p. 267.
Same for 100l. to Dame Goditha Price for 1679, Sept. 29 quarter, on the same granted to her late husband, Sir Herbert Price and herself. Ibid.
Same for 499l. 14s. 1d. to Sir Richard Mason, Bartholomew Fillingham and Jno. Ramsey [Agents for Taxes]; said sum having been overpaid by Christopher Banastre on the Poll for co. Lancs. They are forthwith to repay same into the Receipt on Banastre's account of the Seventeen Months' tax, co. Lancs. (Money order dated Oct. 19 hereon.) Ibid, p. 267. Order Book XXXIX, p. 105.
Same for 20l. to the executors of Anthony Roberts for half a year to 1673, June 24, on his fee or salary as late one of the King's musicians. Money Book IV, p. 268.
Same for 20l. to the executors of Jno. Lely for same to 1677, Christmas, on his same as a same. Ibid.
Same for 750l. to Henry, Duke of Grafton, for 1683, Lady day, on his annuity or pension. Ibid.
Same for 60l. to Ann Goulding for half a year to 1682, Christmas, on her same. Ibid, p. 269.
Henry Guy to [the Auditor of the Receipt] to reserve for the Treasury Lords' direction the 1,000l. which Mr. Sleeman has agreed to lend into the Exchequer. Disposition Book II, p. 258.
Same to same to issue the abovesaid 1,000l. to Mr. Hewer, Treasurer for Tangier, to be by him paid over to Alderman Sturt. Ibid.
Same to same to issue to the Treasurer of the Navy the 2,748l. which Mr. Duncombe is directed to pay into the Exchequer; being for pay due as follows, viz. 348l. to Capt. Wheeler, 400l. for fitting out the Tyger, 2,000l. for paying off the Calabash. Ibid.
Same to same to reserve or pay 100l. to Sir Tymothy Tyrrell out of any disposable "money which shall come into the Exchequer between this time and Michaelmas next for which you have no directions." Ibid, p. 259.
Same to Mr. Duncomb to forthwith pay into the Exchequer 748l. for Capt. Wheler and the Tyger ut supra; and 2,000l. as soon as possible for paying off the Callabash to prevent the growing charge. (Same to the Navy Commissioners to so apply said moneys.) Out Letters (General) VII, p. 201.
The Treasury Lords to the Lord Keeper to pass the revocation of the grant made to Humphry Steare of the Comptroller's place at Bridgwater and the grant of same to Thomas Venn. Ibid.
Same to the Commissioners for co. Hereford for the Royal Aid and Additional Aid. George Karver has petitioned the King setting forth his 15 years' imprisonment in Hereford gaol for his debt of 733l. 14s. 0d. due to the King though all his estate has been seized. Said sum was set in super on Karver as head collector of the Hundred of Wolphy, co. Hereford, by William Bowdler, Receiver General of said aids for said county "for recovery whereof only process of distringas ad computandum issued forth of the Exchequer and nichill returned thereupon; and as to the seizing and disposing his estate and imprisoning his person, it is supposed it has proceeded from some warrant of yourselves" by virtue of your powers under the Acts for said assessments. We enclose you a certificate made to the Duke of Beaufort et al. shewing that Karver's estate amounted to nigh the value of the debt and yet he is continued prisoner. Certify us the truth hereof and why the money received by the sale of his estate is not answered into the Exchequer. Ibid, pp. 202–3.
Appending: (a) said certificate to the Duke of Beauford signed by John Morgan, Ric. Hopton, Jno. Barnaby, T. Conyngesby, Tho. Price, Vindall Tomkins, Humphry Cornewall, John Powell, Jer. Bubb, H. Masters, alleging ut supra, and that he with two of his children must inevitably perish.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to employ William Dunn (formerly a tidesman at Hull, who made a considerable discovery of frauds at Hull) as tidesman at Bridlington loco Francis Duncombe, who has relinquished same. Out Letters (Customs) VIII, pp. 222, 223, 224, 225.
Thomas Treglith (formerly a tidesman at Hull, who made a considerable discovery ut supra) to be established as an additional tidesman at Exeter with 10l. per an.
Thomas King (formerly a tidesman at Hull, who made a considerable discovery ut supra) as waiter and searcher at Swansea loco Jeremy Edward, lately dismissed.
Roger Calcot as an additional tidesman at Exeter with 10l. per an. salary.
Alexander Efford (tidesman at Dartmouth) as additional tidesman at Exeter: with 10l. per an. salary.
James Stringer as weigher at Exeter with 25l. per an. salary.
John Webber as boatman and tidesman at Exmouth in Exeter port loco William Warwick, lately deceased.
William Marshall as an additional tidesman at Exeter with 10l. per an. salary.
William Westerne as a same ibid. with 10l. per an. salary. In the margin: cancelled 6 April, 1684.
Richard Andrews (one of the extraordinary tidesmen London port) as a tidesman in fee London loco Theophilus Read, lately dismissed.
John Foach (a same ibid.) as a same ibid. loco John Ellis, lately dismissed.
John Price (a same ibid.) as a same ibid. loco Henry Tomlinson, lately dismissed.
John Tayler (a same ibid.) as a same ibid. loco Cadwallader Jenkins, lately dismissed.
Tho. Smith as boatman at Sunderland loco William Haddock, who has relinquished same.
William Tomlinson (formerly a tidesman at Hull, who made considerable discoveries of frauds at Hull) as tidesman at Dartmouth loco Alexander Efford, removed to be tidesman at Exeter.
Henry Browne as commander of the Customs smack at Poole loco Dudley Hopper, lately dismissed; which smack is to be removed to the coast of Kent and Sussex as proposed by Mr. Dickinson in his late survey of that coast. Similarly Rich. Grigg as commander of the Customs smack at Queenborough loco Christopher Feild, who has relinquished same.
Aug. 22. Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to permit Sir John Moore et al. to ship out, Customs free, goods to the Customs equivalent of the 634 piggs of lead and 25 chalder of coal for which they paid duty in 1666 and which were lost at sea in the Golden Faulcon, Gerard Fowke master, which was cast away in a voyage for St. Sebastian: the doubt in this case having arisen from the fact that the original entries were made in the time of the late Customs Farmers, who so might be concerned therein [as accountable by debenture]. Out Letters (Customs) VIII, p. 223.
Certificate from the King to the Treasury Lords. John Collins (now Sir John Collins, kt.) petitioned your Majesty concerning his bonds of 1,000l. and 200l. [as surety] for Sir William Doyly, senr., Receiver of Hearthmoney and for Sir William Doyly, junr., one of the Tellers of the Exchequer, and prayed to be put into the execution of said Teller's place and to draw the fees. Said petition was referred to us, the Treasury Lords, 1679, April 10, but Sir William Doyly, junr., having died soon after, no further progress was made therein. Petitioner has since paid 250l. on account of the debt of Sir William Doyly, senr., and has otherwise suffered much and been constantly loyal. Warrants not Relating to Money IX, p. 219.
Entry of the Treasury Lords' signature of the docquet of a demise, by in custodiam lease under the Exchequer seal, to John Wrey, gent., of divers lands and tenements in co. Cornwall, belonging to Edward Trevelyan, outlaw: at 18s. 1d. per an. rent and fine of 36s. 2d. Warrants not Relating to Money IX, p. 219.
Treasury warrant to the Clerk of the Pipe for a lease to Thomas Stanbury, son of Thomas Stanbury and Wilmot his wife, of the two tenements in Cleeve, co. Cornwall, late in the tenure of William Stanbury, being parcel of the manor of Eastway and of the late Priory of Launceston and now annexed to the Duchy of Cornwall: all as granted 1627–8, Feb. 1, to Thomas Stanbury for 99 years, terminable on the lives of himself, Willmot Stanbury his wife, and Thomas Stanbury their son. The present lease is to be for 99 years, terminable on the lives of said Thomas Stanbury, junr., and John and Richard Stanbury: at a rent of 40s. per an. and fine of 150l. to be paid to Ellis Lloyd, Deputy Receiver of the Duchy of Cornwall. Ibid, pp. 220–2, 236.
Prefixing and appending: (1) particular of the premises made out by John Griffith, deputy auditor of the Duchy of Cornwall: (2) ratal thereof by John Fisher in the absence of the Surveyor General of Crown Lands. (3) Entry dated 1683, Nov. 12, of the Treasury Lords' signature of the docquet of this lease.
Same to same for a lease to Thomas Philips of the tenement, two gardens, and four closes appertaining thereto in Stratton, co. Cornwall, parcel of the manor of Stratton Sanctuary, formerly appertaining to the priory of Launceston and now annexed to the Duchy of Cornwall: all as demised to Thomas Downe of Stratton, clerk, by the late King as Prince 1622, July 15, for the lives of Anthony, Mark and Grace, sons and daughter of said Thomas Downe. The said Thomas Philips married the daughter of Grace Gayer or Geare, formerly Grace Downe aforesaid. The present lease is to be for 99 years, terminable on the lives of Susanna Philips (daughter of the said Thomas Philips) [and of Grace Gayer and Anthony Downe] at the old rent of 26s. 8d. per an. and fine of 12l. Ibid, pp. 222–4, 236.
Prefixing and appending: (1) particular ut supra: (2) ratal ut supra: (3) Treasury Lords' subscription of docquet ut supra, dated Nov. 3.
Same to same for a lease to William Hooper of the tenement and appurtenances thereto situate in Nether Trelave, parcel of the manor of Climsland Prior, co. Cornwall, formerly appertaining to the Priory of Launceston and now annexed to the Duchy of Cornwall: all as demised 1661, Sept. 3, to Edmund Phillips for 31 years at the rent of 16s. 2d. and 6l. per an. de incremento and 26s. 8d. for a herriott. The present lease is to be for 99 years terminable on three lives at a fine of 50l. and a further 30l. for buying off the said increased rent. Ibid, pp. 224–6, 236.
Prefixing: (1) particular ut supra: (2) ratal ut supra: (3) Treasury Lords' signature dated Nov. 12 of docquet of said lease.
Same to same for a lease to Eliz. Francklyn, widow, of the messuage, tenement or capital mansion called Frogmore, with its appurtenances in New Windsor, and the 77 acres 1 rood of arable land lying in the common fields of New Windsor in divers parcels viz. 30 acres in the field called Allond on the south side of said mansion, three acres in the Gore on the cast of said mansion, 13 acres in the High Feild parcel of 19 acres 3 rod, in Easthurst four [acres] parcel of 7½ acres, in Spelthurst one acre and in Datchet Mead below the Little Park Gate 2½ acres, in a place called Underore 1½ acres and the whole of the pasture or meadow called Marrions alias Marions alias Mores containing four acres, the three closes of meadow or pasture called Shawfeild and Shawbutts, containing 32 acres, the 23 acres of meadow lying in the common meadow of New Windsor, whereof four acres lie in Le Sutes on either side of the ditch, 15 acres in Painter Hatch in Datchet Mead, two acres in Easthurst, two acres in Underore meadow ("this 23 acres is to be but 19 acres now for this four acres in Le Sutes is to be left out of the new lease"): all formerly in the tenure of Walter Chaltecoate and acquired of divers persons by King Henry VIII and demised 1662, Sept. 27, to Richard Francklyn for 31 years at 14l. 15s. 5d. per an. rent. The present lease is to be for 31 years from 1683, Lady day, under the said old rent and payable as formerly with the exception of 11 acres formerly taken into his Majesty's Little Park at Windsor and leaving out the four acres of meadow in the Sutes now taken into the avenue or new walk leading from the castle to the Great Park and with a special eovenant for re-assuming the field of eight acres next the said capital messuage for erecting stables for the King or so much thereof as shall be thought fit. Ibid, pp. 226–9.
Prefixing: (1) particular of the premises made out by Auditor Shales, (2) ratal thereof by John Fisher in the absence of the Surveyor General of Crown Lands.
Aug. 22. Treasury warrant to the Clerk of the Pipe for a lease to William Smith of divers lands and tenements, parcel of the manors of Old Windsor and New Windsor as follows viz. (1) seven acres of meadow in Datchet, parcel of the manor of New Windsor, formerly purchased from Edmund Powell; 7½ acres of arable land in Windsor Underore, four acres thereof lying in the Highfield and three in Easthurst; a close called Glasiers Close in Upright Lane, extending from Glasiers corner to Windsor Great Park (out of this close 1½ acres are to be excepted in this new lease) formerly purchased from William Francklyn, a croft called the Alms Knights close at the end of the town of New Windsor, formerly purchased from the Poor Knights of Windsor (this croft is to be left out in this new lease): all as demised 1629–30, Feb. 5, to Thomas Cary, a Groom of the Bedchamber to Charles I for 41 years from said date for 38s. 4d. per an. rent and afterwards demised to William Smith of Old Windsor, 1674, Dec. 8, for 26 years from 1679, Sept. 29, at the like rent. (2) The parcel of land on which the scite of the manor of Old Windsor, called Kingsbury, was once built, 10 acres of pasture lying in the close between the cemetery and the King's [high] way, in old Windsor; 13 acres of pasture in Hamfield in the pasture there called "Twenty Acres"; 11 acres of pasture in the common field of Windsor called Madderton; two acres of pasture in Le Hame; 12½ acres of meadow in Windsor, five thereof lying in Bury Corner and 4½ at Garlick Eight and Sparrocke Eight, called Lott Mead; one acre called Le Hedd Acre; half acre lying in Le Hame at Bury Corner; the mediety of the two Les Eights, Garlick Eight and Sparrocke Eight, [all] now or late in the tenure of Robert Goad; two acres one rod of meadow lying in Le Hame at Queen Grove and Sparrocke Eight called Lott Mead, now or late in the tenure of Robert Shouke; two acres one rood of meadow in Le Hame in Queen Grove, parcel of the Lott Mead and late in the tenure of John Feltham; three acres of meadow in Le Hame behind Bury Corner and one acre of meadow at Scivens Bush in Old Windsor, late in the tenure of William Martyn; six acres of arable land in the common field called Northfield in Old Windsor, and three acres of meadow in Le Hame, now or late in the tenure of Edward Tile and Stephen Goodwin: all being parcel of the manor of Old Windsor, acquired from divers persons and afterwards annexed to the Honor of Windsor and demised to the said Thomas Cary, 1629–30, Feb. 5, for 41 years from 1641, Sept. 29, and afterwards demised in reversion to William Smith 1672, Dec. 9, for 31 years from 1692, Sept. 29, at the ancient rent of 3l. 4s. 2d. and 5l. de incremento. Warrants not Relating to Money IX, pp. 229–33.
The present lease is to be for 31 years from 1683, Lady day, under the old rents of 38s. 4d. and 3l. 4s. 2d. in consideration of the surrender of the present lease (and of the estate passed to said Smith by the executors of Sir Edward Sydenham of part of the premises by virtue of the former grant by the late King to William Gwynne and William Loving in trust for said Sydenham) and of the exceptions ut supra of the Croft called Almes Knights Close, and the 1½ acres out of Glasiers Close, now taken into the avenue or new walk leading from the Castle to the Great Park.
Prefixing and appending: (1) two particulars of the said two sets of premises made out by Auditor John Shales: (2) ratal thereof by John Fisher in the absence of the Surveyor General of Crown Lands: (3) entry dated 1683, Nov. 12, of the Treasury Lords' signature of the docquet of this lease.
Aug. 22. The Treasury Lords to the Revenue Commissioners, Ireland. By reason of our not meeting constantly at this time of the year we have only this day read your account of the revenue [of Ireland] for the first half year. You have not given particularly an account of what has been actually received in money either from the ale licences due at Easter last or the half year's Hearthmoney or half year's quit rents "which you seem to have sent us a computation of as they may probably arise rather than an account." Be very particular in these and let us know what is still standing out upon these branches and also what is not actually paid of the items "represented as paid because it should be so." "Be the more careful in this because already several people here do take upon them to make objections to the account which you have sent over, of which they had knowledge only by common fame, grounded as we suppose on informations they have had from that side of the water." Your complaint concerning the Isle of Man as in yours of Aug. 1st inst. we have sent to the Customs Commissioners. The other paper relating to the lowering the duty on brandy shall be laid before the King. We enclose you a paper just received containing observations on the account you sent us. Out Letters (Ireland) III, p. 188.
Aug. 23. Henry Guy to Ralph Williamson, enclosing the Customs Commissioners' report "concerning yourself." Out Letters (General) VII, p. 201.
Aug. 25. Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue as follows out of such Customs money as is directed to be this week paid into the Exchequer, viz.: Disposition Book II, p 259.
l.
to the Treasurer of the Navy [for one week of the Navy's] weekly money, whereof 1,000l. is for the Victuallers 2,500
to ditto for wages of sea officers the second week 500
to the Treasurer of the Ordnance for [one week of the Ordnance Office's] weekly money 500
to Mr. Packer for the King's building at Winchester 1,000
to the Treasurer of the Navy, more for Mr. Mellish for bills of exchange on the Navy
£4,500
Same to same to issue as follows out of such Excise money as is directed to be this week similarly paid in viz.: Ibid.
l.
to the Paymaster of the Forces for subsistence 2,000
to ditto for off-reckonings 2,000
to the Cofferer of the Household 1,000
to me [Guy] for secret service in part of 5,000l. 200
to me for ditto on a warrant for that purpose 375
£5,575
Money warrant for 1,000l. to Richard Sleeman, gent., in repayment of so much by him lent this day into the Exchequer upon credit of the Customs: together with 6 per cent. interest payable at the end of every six months: the repayment of the principal being intended to be at 1684, Aug. 25. (Money order dated Aug. 25 hereon.) Money Book IV, p. 269, Order Book XXXIX. p. 103.
Aug. 27. The Treasury Lords dated from Windsor to the Earl of Arran, Lord Deputy of Ireland. The Customs Commissioners, England, have desired the taking off of one halfpenny per lb. on all tobacco shipped from England into Ireland by cocquet. This has been communicated to the Revenue Commissioners, Ireland, and laid before the King and it is his pleasure that said halfpenny be taken off. It appears that this matter has not yet been communicated to you. It is therefore the King's pleasure that you take the advice of the Privy Council [Ireland] hereupon and if there be no objection then to put this order in execution "in regard that it is now the season of the year when ships are preparing for Virginia and other of his Majesty's Plantations from whence tobacco is imported and it will be of much concern to his Majesty's Customs that it may be now known to merchants that the said one halfpenny per lb. in Ireland is declared to be taken off, because it may influence them in the directions they are to give to the masters of ships before their setting sail," and so his Majesty's Customs have the benefit thereof this next year. Out Letters (Ireland) III, p. 189.
We have laid before the King your letter of July 30 last relating to the reducement of the duty on brandy to 15l. a ton. The King commands that the duty be reduced accordingly.
Aug. 27. Henry Guy to the Commissioners of the Revenue, Ireland, to permit the import, Customs free, into Ireland of the clothes, detailed, of the five Companies of the Earl of Dunbarton's Regiment: said clothes having been shipped for Cork. Also enclosing to them a copy of the above letter to the Lord Deputy. Out Letters (Ireland) III, p. 189.
Same to Sir R. Sawyer to report on the enclosed draft warrant [missing] for St. Jno. Broderick, esq., his executors and assigns (to take the duty or sum of 2s. per gross of cards hereafter to be made by any of the Company of Cardmakers) and to insert a clause to enable the King to revoke same by his privy seal or sign manual. Further enclosing a petition of Henry Parker about the same business and the Attorney General's report thereon. Out Letters (General) VII, p. 203.
Same to Mr. Duncombe to forthwith pay 500l. into the Exchequer for Healing medals, "which must be done on your receipt of this, because the King will heal at Winchester as soon as he comes thither, which will be on Wednesday night." Ibid.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt. The Treasury Lords have before them a list of payments to be satisfied out of moneys now in or to be brought in to the Receipt. This list includes an item of 800l. to the Earl of Sunderland for secret service. This is to be forthwith issued to him out of the 6,500l. lent by Sir Nathl. Johnson et al. "without staying till the whole list comes to be paid off." Disposition Book II, p. 260.
Aug. 28. Money warrants for 250l. each to the following as Grooms of the Bedchamber, being for half a year each to the respective dates stated on their annuity or yearly pension: viz. Bernard Greenvile to 1680, Lady day, Richard Lane to same, Edward Proger to same, Henry Seymour to same, Robert Phillips to same, Thomas Windham to 1680, Sept. 29, Thomas Lee to same, George Porter to 1680, June 24, George Rodney Bridges to same, Thomas Neale to 1680, Christmas, Francis Gwyn to 1683, June 24; and 125l. to Bevil Skelton for a quarter to 1683, June 24. Money Book IV, p. 269.
Same for 150l. each to the following for half a year each to the respective dates stated on their annuity or pension as Dressers to the Queen: viz. Dame Mary Tuke to 1680, Lady day, Lady Mary Killigrew to same, Lady Lelias Cranmer to same, Lady Mary Frazier to same, Lady Isabella Wyche to same, Mris. Henrietta Deboard to same, Mris. Winifred Windham to same, Mris. Mary Crane to same, Lady Joanna Thornhill to 1679, Sept. 29, Mris. Anne Sheldon to 1679, Christmas. Ibid, p. 270.
Money warrant for 20l. to Dr. Blow for half a year to 1672. June 24, on his fee or salary. In the margin: for Pell Humphrey's widow. Money Book IV, p. 270.
Same for 18l. 5s. 0d. to Robert Nott for same to 1678, Christmas, on his fee of 2s. a day as his Majesty's Serjeant Farrier. Ibid.
Same for 137l. 18s. 4d. to Philip Kirke, esq. for one year to 1682, Lady day, on his fee as housekeeper of his Majesty's palace at Whitehall. Ibid.
Treasury warrant to the Receipt for levying tallies for 30,000l. and for delivery of same to Charles Duncombe et al. late Farmers of Excise in accordance with the indenture of June 23 last, ut supra, p. 837. Ibid, p. 271.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to employ Roger Cooper as riding surveyor on the coast of Sussex. Out Letters (Customs) VIII, pp. 226, 227. Warrants not Relating to Money IX, p. 234.
Thomas Lawson as waiter and searcher at Whitby at 15l. per an.
Saml. Cardwell as waterman London port loco John Small. Page, who has relinquished same.
Nathaniell Patten as coastwaiter Hull port at 30l. per an. salary.
John Nelmes (warehousekeeper, Yarmouth port) as tide surveyor ibid. loco Joshua Wright, lately dismissed.
William Beckwith as waiter and searcher at Whitehaven at 25l. per an. salary.
Hugh Smith (weighing porter London port) and William Ball (a watchman ibid.) to change places.
William Welsh as an additional tidesman at Exeter at 10l. per an. salary.
William Flynn as tidesman at Yarmouth loco William Clements, lately dismissed.
Same to same to prosecute Gerard Andrews and Nicholas Park, patent waiters London port, for the frauds whereof they are accused. Out Letters (Customs) VIII, p. 226.
Aug. 30. Mr. Warcupp desires that no grant may pass of the tolls of the Haymarket to Mr. Sydenham or any other till he (Warcupp) or Sir Cornwall Bradshaigh be heard. Caveat Book, p. 23.