Entry Book: April 1685, 1-5

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Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 8, 1685-1689. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1923.

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April 1685, 1-5

April 1. Henry Guy to Mr. Stephens [Cashier to the Treasurer of the Navy] to advance to Visct. Falkland for the discharge of the Mary yacht the 145l. 17s. 0d. mentioned in a letter from the Navy Commissioners. That sum shall be appointed you [by the Treasury Lords] next week without fail. Disposition Book IV, p. 16.
Treasurer Rochester to the Customs Commissioners. It appears from Richard Kent's account for the year ended 1683, Sept. 29, as Receiver General and Cashier of Customs, that there is in several [Customs] Collectors' hands 30,400l. in money besides bonds. You are to effectually prosecute such collectors as have not already cleared the said arrears so that the King may speedily have an account of the said moneys. Out Letters (Customs) X, p. 14.
Henry Guy to same. In a letter to Mr. Blathwaite of Jan. 9 last Sir William Stapleton, Governor of the Leeward Islands, has proposed that one of the Commissioners or Collectors for the Four and a Half per cent. duty be resident at Antigua, where he says there is most likelihood of the King's being defrauded of his right, and that through the multiplicity of shipping places: another thing is to get beams and scales which he says will quit cost, the cask being of an extraordinary bigness. Treasurer Rochester desires you to consider this. The King has appointed Col. Stede to be Lieutenant Governor of Barbados and given him leave to make a deputy to act for [him in] the Four and a Half per cent. duty. Out Letters (General) IX, p. 42.
Same to Mr. Pepys for a copy of the last establishment of half pay for the flag officers. Ibid.
Same to the Solicitor General. Send the Lord Treasurer your opinion on the enclosed papers [missing, being the same alluded to supra, pp. 87–8] concerning Plantation goods. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Darcy and partners. Have you [or the Great Wardrobe] ever furnished any colours for the three Troops of Horse Guards? Ibid.
Royal sign manual to Edwyn Steede. By commission of Mar. 30 last you are appointed Lieutenant Governor and Commander-in-Chief of Barbados and other the Caribbee Islands lying to windward of Guadeloupe upon the death and in the absence of Sir Richard Dutton, Captain General and Governorin-Chief of the said islands. As soon as you enter upon the said Government you are hereby to substitute and appoint some able person, for whom you will be answerable, to be Receiver of the rents, revenues, prizes, fines, escheats, forfeitures and other duties whatsoever in the said colony of Barbados and all arrears thereof (such duties and impositions only excepted, for which the King has otherwise provided), and to answer and pay same towards the support of the Government of Barbados, as also to accompt for same pursuant to the King's directions in that behalf; with such powers etc. as were contained in your own Commission dated 1682, Dec. 20, for the like office: such powers to be exercised during the time of your being Lieutenant Governor as above, "after which you are to proceed in the execution of the office of our Receiver as formerly." King's Warrant Book X, pp. 67–8. Out Letters (Plantations Auditor) I, p. 163.
April 1. Royal sign manual to Edwyn Steede, to similarly appoint an interim deputy in his own stead to be Commissioner of the Four and a Half per cent. duty [in Barbados and the Leeward Islands] "with all such powers, directions and authorities as have been given you for the inspection and management of our said revenue." King's Warrant Book X, p. 68. Out Letters (Plantations Auditor) I, p. 168.
Warrant by Treasurer Rochester to the Customs Commissioners to pay 120l. to Henry Fanshaw, Register in the King's Remembrancer's Office, for half a year from Christmas last for his clerks in reward for their extraordinary pains and service in looking after the coast bonds. This is to be inserted in the establishment as payable by two equal sums [moieties] at Lady day and Midsummer provided Fanshaw comply with the rules proposed Nov. 11 last by the Customs Commissioners in relation to the said service. Money Book VI, p. 24.
April 2. Royal sign manual for 375l. to Henry Guy, for secret service, without account: to be issued on the 10,000l. privy seal dormant of Feb. 27 last. (Money warrant dated April 2 hereon. Money order dated April 3 hereon.) King's Warrant Book X, p. 74. Money Book VI, p. 27. Order Book I, p. 6.
Henry Guy to the Customs Commissioners to send the following parcels to Treasurer Rochester's lodgings at Whitehall, "they being for the service of his lady." Out Letters (General) IX, p. 42.
Appending: schedule of said parcels (silver and gold fringe, lace, loops, petticoat with fringe all silver etc.)
April 3. Same to the Auditors of Imprests, enclosing Mr. Slingsby's petition. The Lord Treasurer will appoint a day for hearing all parties concerned. Ibid, p. 43.
Treasurer Rochester to the Duchess of Portsmouth. Mr. Guy, Mr. Oglethorpe and Mr. Adderley have presented an account of the moneys by them received for the profits of the office of Master of the Horse and how they have paid same for the Duke of Richmond. By a patent of the late King they were to pay such profits to such person as the late King should direct by warrant under his sign manual. There was no such warrant obtained. They now apply for a discharge from the [present] King from all further accounts for the said profits. I send you the said account desiring you to peruse it and to return it to me with your objections if any. Ibid.
Henry Guy to the Customs Commissioners to report on the enclosed proposal [missing] for preventing frauds in the [Irish] Customs; same having been sent to the Lord Treasurer by the Revenue Commissioners, Ireland. Ibid, p. 44.
Same to the Commissioners of Excise and Hearthmoney to attend the Lord Treasurer on Tuesday afternoon. Ibid.
Same to the Mint Commissioners to forthwith prepare 1,000 Healing medals (for the Coronation) which will be made use of before Easter. When you let me know the charge of them the Lord Treasurer will provide it. Ibid.
April 3. Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt, enclosing the amended book [of lists] of pensions. Out Letters (General) IX, p. 44.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to advance 100l. to me [Guy] for secret service out of the 600l. of the Four and a Half per cent. money now remaining in the Exchequer. You shall have a [money] warrant for same so soon as it can be passed. Ibid.
Same to the Solicitor General to report on (a) infra. Ibid, pp. 44–5.
Appending: (a) [draft of] undated circular letter from the Treasury Lords to Sir Nicholas Crispe, collector outwards, London port, Sir John Shaw, collector inwards [ibid.], John Backwell, Comptroller [ibid.], Charles Porter, surveyor [ibid.], George Nicholas, surveyor general [ibid.], the five searchers of London port, — Waterson, Rich. Smith, — Burton, Edward Brewer, William Jackson, — Kersley and all others concerned. Great complaints are made of frauds in the payment of Customs through the non-observance of the Acts of 3 Hy. VII, c. 1, 1 Eliz. c. 11, and 14 Car. II, c. 11, and more especially through the omission of exacting punctual entries upon oath of ships outward or homeward of the goods and lading and names of the merchants concerned. You are to meet and consult how same may be remedied; and you are forthwith to return to the Lord Treasurer an exact list and account of the several ships named in the catalogue hereto annexed [missing] [specifying] when each of them made entry outwards and by whom, together with the names of the several mates, pursers or others who appear to have charge of same, the names of the merchants that laded same and the merchandise laded with the marks and numbers and the like account of their entries inwards and by whom and in whose names the Customs were paid; to the end the Lord Treasurer may have a certain knowledge of your proceedings and how it corresponds with the said Acts and thereby what will be necessary to be done for preventing the like frauds for the future.
Same to Mr. Chiffinch. The King does not intend to use the diversion of hawking so much as the late King did, but yet is willing that the office be kept up at as small charge as may be. Make such retrenchments as you think fit in the enclosed list of falconers and return to the Lord Treasurer. Ibid, p. 45.
Appending. said list of the falconers: William Russell, serjeant: James Russell, William Seakens, Thomas Dychampe, Arthur Witchell, Marmaduke Conway, Silvanus Rowley, William Poulton, Col. John Legg, Peter Crowles, John Potter, John Preston, Thomas Duffield, Thomas Cooke, Richard Eedes, Richars Milles, John Silvester, John Ryves, John Bacon, Philip Berenbrooke, Nicholas Poole, John Garrell, John Bradford, Andrew Holmes, William Prettiman, Thomas Daniell, falconers. Some of them have double places. The salary of all these falconers is 1,440l. per an. and the salary of the Master [of the Hawks] and all charges that belong to buying of hawks is 1,372l. 10s. 0d., the total being 2,812l. 10s. 0d. per an.
April 3. Henry Guy to Mr. Kent [Customs Cashier] to pay the sums already due to the Earls of Sunderland and Middleton, the Principal Secretaries of State, for last Lady day quarter on their 1,850l. per an.: and to continue same from time to time hereafter. Out Letters (General) IX, p. 45.
Same to Mr. Darcy et al. The Queen would have the inner little bedchamber (wherein the Queen Dowager now is) furnished with a grey cloth bed with such quilts and bedding and such hangings for the room and closet as the Queen shall direct. You are to attend her Majesty with the patterns of the cloth and as to the choice of the hangings and then acquaint the Lord Treasurer therewith. Also you are to provide the scarlet cloth for the three servants as in the following order of Council, according to the proportions certified by Mr. Townsend. Ibid, p. 46.
Appending: copy of an order of the King in Council dated Whitehall, April 1, made upon the petition of Philip Kinnersly, Peter Hume, and John Chase, the King's servants in the Removing Wardrobe, showing that at the Coronation of the late King [they] and divers others their predecessors had scarlet cloth allowed to make them robes in which they officiated at the altar and in several other places at that great solemnity: it is hereby ordered that the Lord Treasurer grant them such quantity of scarlet cloth as he shall think necessary.
Same to Sir Gilbert Talbott. The method his Majesty has taken is to be informed by the Masters of [the various departments or] offices what retrenchment may be made in each office. You are to inform the Lord Treasurer what may reasonably be retrenched in the enclosed list [missing] of the officers of the Jewel Office. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Darcy et al. to provide new furniture as follows for the House of Peers, except 160 ells of canvas to make sacks and cover stools and forms, 12 todd of wool for stuffing all the forms and stools which are appointed for the Lords and hay to fill the said sacks with: "which you are not to provide. The rest of the furniture is to be got ready with all expedition." Ibid, p. 47.
Appending: letter dated Mar. 31 from the Earl of Arlington, Lord Chamberlain, to the Earl of Rochester. There is great necessity of new covering the benches and woolsacks and seats in the House of Peers, the present furniture being old and unfit for further service: and the furniture of the Archbishop of Canterbury's room, the Lord Chancellor's room, the Lord Treasurer's room and the Lord Great Chamberlain's rooms are old and unserviceable. Please order the following to be delivered to Sir Tho. Duppa, kt., Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod, for making ready the House of Peers against the Coronation on April 23rd next, the Parliament also being to sit on May 19 next, viz.: 22 pieces of say of the largest size, 160 ells of canvas to make sacks and cover stools and forms, 12 todd of wool for stuffing all the forms and stools which are appointed for the Lords and to pay for hay to fill the said sacks: and to provide thread, lyars and nails: and that the two seats on both sides the [chair of] state be covered with crimson velvet, nailed down with silver and gold galloon lace: and also as much green serge as will hang the Archbishop of Canterbury's room, the Lord Chancellor's, the Lord Treasurer's and the Lord Great Chamberlain's, to be done in all respects as they were before: also nine great pewter candlesticks and four pair of snuffers for the House of Peers and Prince's lodgings, six lesser candlesticks and four pair of snuffers for the Archbishops, Chancellor's, Treasurer's and Great Chamberlain's rooms; four large pewter candlesticks and one pair of snuffers for the Painted Chamber, nine close stools with double pans and nine pewter chamber pots; seven dozen of Turkey work chairs; one red cloth cushion for the bishop to kneel upon that reads prayers: and to pay for the workmanship of all the premises and to furnish what else shall be needful for that service against April 23 next: "these having been the particulars formerly allowed for furnishing the House of Peers and rooms adjoining and after this manner whensoever it was new furnished."
April 3. New money warrant for 8,000l. to Richard Kent and Charles Duncombe in satisfaction of the like sum lent by them at the Exchequer 1684, May 7, for which they had an order of repayment dated same day with 6 per cent. interest and 2 per cent. reward "which order became of no force upon the death of his late Majesty." By virtue of the privy seal of Mar. 25 last 6 per cent. interest is hereby to be paid (or to be made into principal at the end of every quarter) on said loan from 1684, May 7. The said former order is hereby to be cancelled. (Money order dated April 7 hereon. In the margin: to be paid out of the moneys arising by the sale of tin farthings.) Money Book VI, p. 26. Order Book I, p. 10.
Dormant warrant by Treasurer Rochester to the Customs Cashier to pay Charles Orchard the yearly fee or salary of 83l. 6s. 8d. as Customer of Exeter and 50l. per an. as Customer of Barnstaple. Money Book VI, p. 27.
Money warrant for 10,000l. to Philip Packer, as imprest and in part of the 20,000l. as by the privy seal of Mar. 31 last for the service of the Works. (Money order dated April 4 hereon.) Ibid, p. 27. Order Book I, p. 6.
Same for 1,715l. to Richard, Visct. Preston, for 343 days to Mar. 9 last on his ordinary of 5l. a day as late Envoy Extraordinary to France. (Money order dated April 6 hereon.) Money Book VI, p. 30. Order Book I, p. 11.
Same for 821l. 14s. 0d. to same for his extraordinaries 1684, Mar. 31, to Sept. 30 as Envoy etc. as above. Money Book VI, pp. 30–1, Order Book I, p. 10.
Appending: bill of said extras as allowed Nov. 24 last by the Earl of Sunderland.
Livres Tournois.
For my journey with this Court into Flanders, being of 50 days, viz. 1684, April 22, to June 10, at 5l. a day additional to my ordinary as was allowed to me when I followed this King the year before 250l. sterling or 3,075 0
For prints, gazettes, copies of papers, Gazettes à la main, and postage of inland letters 654 4
Postage of letters from England 1,487 10
For my journey to Versailles and for sending servants and expresses at several times thither about business 537 18
For a pound of ultramarine for the King at the rate of 36 Louis d'or the pound and for two pound of lacque at 6 Louis d'or 462 0
For bonfires and other expenses at the rejouissance for the taking of Luxembourg, which all people here were obliged to make 60 0
For intelligence 1,551 16
Carriage of goods coming from England and Customs paid for them 568 2
Voyage to Chambord 881 0
Voyages to Fontainebleau 453 10
Interest for plate for six months, 30l. sterling or 390 0
10,121 0
Which at the rate of 1,230 livres Tournois per 100l. sterling is 821 14 0
(Money order dated April 6 hereon.)
April 3. Money warrant for 300l. to Richard, Visct. Preston, for his extraordinary attendance upon the French King in his first voyage, at 5l. a day "which was omitted in all his bills of extraordinaries hitherto allowed." Money Book VI, p. 31. Order Book I, p. 10.
Appending: bill of said extraordinary as allowed Mar. 23 last by Secretary Sunderland. (Money order dated April 6 hereon.)
Warrant by Treasurer Rochester to the Auditor of the Receipt [sic erratum for the Customs Cashier] to pay John Langwith 15l. for 1685, Lady day quarter, on his allowance of 3s. 4d. a day as messenger attending the Customs. Money Book VI, p. 32.
Allowance by same of said Langwith's bill of 15l. for the same term's allowance as messenger attending the Lord Treasurer. Ibid.
Money warrant for 3,000l. to Robt. Werden in part of 20,000l. as by the privy seal of Mar. 31 last for the Queen's use and service without account. (Money order dated April 7 hereon.) Ibid, p. 33. Order Book I, p. 13.
Warrant by Treasurer Rochester to the Customs Cashier to pay 340l. 14s. 4d. and 37l. 15s. 4d. to Henry Ayloffe, the King's Remembrancer, for parchment and other necessaries (detailed) for the blank books of the Customs (customers, comptrollers and searchers) for respectively all the [out]ports of England and Wales and for London port: all for one year beginning at Christmas last. Money Book VI, p. 33.
Same by same to same to pay 45l. 12s. 0d. to said Ayloffe for the fees due to himself and his clerks heretofore usually paid to him by the customers of the several ports of England and Wales, viz.: for passing their accounts for the year ended Christmas, 1684. Ibid, p. 34.
Same by same to the Barons of the Exchequer to swear William Fall into his place as Comptroller of Plymouth port, he having a reversionary grant thereof after Lewis Stewkly, whose patent thereof is determined by the death of Charles II. Out Letters (Customs) X, p. 14.
April 3. Reference by Treasurer Rochester to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Antho. Segar on behalf of his son Charles Segar for renewal of his patent as a land waiter, Bristol port, and for his salary to be raised from 15l. to 30l. per an. Reference Book III, p. 47.
Same by same to the Mint Commissioners of the petition of Thomas Hall, chief clerk [of the Mint] and clerk of the Papers of the Mint for renewal of his patent, void by the late King's death. Ibid, p. 48.
April 4. Henry Guy to the Customs Commissioners to advise what additional salary Giles Lytcott may deserve for keeping the accounts of the Plantation duties, and also of the Four and a Half per cent. duty in Barbados and the Leeward Islands. Out Letters (General) IX, p. 48.
Reference by Treasurer Rochester to the Revenue Commissioners, Ireland, of the petition of Edmund Barry, esq., for a grant of the office of searcher and gauger of the port of Cork loco Robert Williams, deceased. Reference Book III, p. 47.
Same by same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of William Geddes, master of the ship Alexander of Inverness in Ireland [sic] (as by a reference from the King dated the 26th ult.): petitioner shewing that in July, 1683, he engaged with George Jackman, Joseph Jones and others in a voyage from Southampton to Delaware river in America for transporting passengers, household stuff etc. for the Plantations; that he arrived there safely and delivered the passengers etc. in good condition and preparing to return home Mr. Penn the Quaker, called a pretended Court of Admiralty and condemned the said ship and afterwards sold the ship at 300l. [being] far below the value, whereby petitioner and his family are ruined: therefore prays relief. Ibid.
Same by same to the Commissioners of Excise and Hearthmoney of the petition of Edmund Anguish for a place in the Customs or Hearthmoney, being aged and unable by losses to maintain his family. Ibid, p. 49.
Same by same to Richard Graham and Philip Burton of the petition of William Haveland; shewing that he was employed by several merchants to clothe and put aboard servants to send to the Plantations, that he has been lately convicted and stood three times in the pillory and was fined 500 marks and now lies in custody for his fine for doing something contrary to the order in Council of 1682, Dec., about the merchant tailors and factors; that one Winch, Camp and Bryan have petitioned for his said fine; that they were the persons who prosecuted him and that they received money of one Badcock who was convicted at the same time as petitioner [but they] kept him out of the way that he could not come to judgment though they knew him to be the person concerned and not petitioner: therefore prays a hearing before the Lord Treasurer. Ibid.
April 4. Reference by Treasurer Rochester to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Capt. James Hoop [? Hooper] shewing that he served the late King both by sea and land and been a great sufferer: prays employment in the Customs, having a recommendation from the Duke of Albemarle. Reference Book III, p. 50.
Same by same to same of the petition of Cha. Conygrave for a noontender's place in the Custom House, being above 60 years old and having been bred a fellmonger and unable to trade by many losses. Ibid.
Same by same to same of the petition of Capt. Keegle for discharge of [his] ship and goods seized for being short of three-fourths English mariners, four of his English having left him at Norway when he was obliged to hire strangers at four times the Englishmen's wages. Ibid.
Same by same to same of the petition of William Peirce, shewing that he served in the late King's lifeguard in Scotland and at Worcester fight and afterwards under Capt. Woogan in Scotland where he was wounded, taken prisoner and suffered miseries inexpressible and served in the Earl of Oxford's troop ever since their first raising till lately (being aged) he was dismissed: prays a noontender's place, London port. Ibid.
Same by same to same of the petition of Mathew Bradley, shewing that his uncle and godfather was Deputy Treasurer and Paymaster of his Majesty's Army Royal and several times what he had was taken away, being a delinquent, and petitioner's father lost his life at Oxford, leaving his mother with five children "and shortly after his mother and uncle died and left him executor, under the tuition of an overseer, who was ruinated by him after the payment of debts and legacies before he came to age" prays a place as tidesman etc. in the Custom House [London port]. Ibid, p. 51.
Same by same to same of the petition of Jno. Prescott, shewing that he petitioned the late King to sue in the Attorney General's name for discovery of the estate of Edward Jackson (who was executed for clipping) in satisfaction of a debt of 450l. [due from him to petitioner]; that petitioner had a report of the Attorney General's thereupon and has prepared an information of a considerable discovery, but cannot proceed without [fresh] authority by reason of the late King's death: therefore prays that he may sell 13 packs of cotton wool already seized towards prosecuting those who have possessed themselves of Jackson's estate. Ibid.
Same by same to same of the petition of Tho. Spicer, shewing that he served Charles I faithfully all the time of the wars and after the Restoration was landwaiter of Lyme port for 17 years and turned out by Sir Richard Temple without the least crime or neglect: prays to be restored. Ibid.
Same by same to Richard Graham and Philip Burton of the petition of Richd. Winch and Tho. Campe, as by a reference from the King in Council dated Mar. 24 last; petitioner shewing that he prosecuted Abraham Baly, William Haverland and others for transporting the son of Winch and a servant of Bryan's and upon trial Baly was fined 500l. and Haverland 500 marks, but now are about to petition for remission of said fines: petitioners therefore pray to be allowed their charges of prosecution out of said fines. Ibid, p. 52.
April 4. Reference by Treasurer Rochester to Bartholomew Fillingham, Tho. Hall and William Lownds of the petition of Averina Russell, relict of George Russell, Receiver General of the Poll money for co. Bucks; shewing that the late Treasury Lords allowed him 30l. for the charge of bringing up his moneys, but that he died before his accounts were perfected and said 30l. was not paid; that petitioner has perfected his accounts and they show 60l. 5s. 0d. due from her said late husband: therefore prays allowance of said 30l. Reference Book III, p. 52.
Same by same to William Harbord, Surveyor General of Crown Lands, of the petition of Nicho. Aris for a fresh grant of three tenements in co. Essex demised to him by the late King at 3l. rent, he having made no advantage this last seven years, the houses being ruinous. Ibid.
Same by same to Richard Graham and Phill. Burton of the petition of Tho. Campe showing that he was bound by recognizance to prosecute Richd. Batt, and Paul Badcock for kidnapping and has prosecuted them to conviction: prays some consideration out of the forfeited recognizances of said Batt etc., and "an order to apprehend other criminals of the like nature." Ibid, p. 53.
Same by same to the Auditors of Imprests of the petition of John Canham, [late] farmer of the Law duties, shewing that as surviving Farmer thereof it was proposed that he should, by such an instrument as the Attorney General should approve of, assign over all the arrears to the King in full satisfaction of the debts due to the King [from the late Farmers of said duties]: that said instrument is executed and is all petitioner is capable of doing for payment of the debt unless he be ordered to assist in recovering the arrears: that he has spent eight years in this service and engaged his own and other estates in it and has so far complied with the covenants as, by tallies, warrants and charges of management, to have paid a considerable sum more than ever has been received: therefore prays for his accounts to be stated and for some consideration for his pains and for the covenants of the farm to be delivered him, he having assigned all his right to the King. Ibid, p. 55.
[sic ? erratum for April 4].
Same by same to the Commissioners of Excise and Hearthmoney of the petition of John Wyatt, shewing that he has made discoveries in the Excise upon which and by altering Managers [Farmers] to Commissioners only he has saved the late King 50,000l. [for which service] he has received 50l. and the Managers were forbidden to prosecute him, but he spent said 50l. in two years' time in defending himself from said Managers: therefore prays 100l. for the 2,000l. which was concealed and paid to the late King by the said Managers and further prays a landwaiter's or surveyor's place in the Customs at Bristol. Ibid.
April 4. Same by same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of George French, water bailiff for the port of Sunderland; shewing that upon complaint to the late Treasurer Southampton that the river Wear which falls into the sea at Sunderland was much annoyed by reason that the masters of ships which came in thither for coals did unload their ballast within the full sea marks which in a short time would have made the said river unnavigable, Treasurer. Southampton made an order about 1660–1, Mar. 22, requiring the then water bailiff to take care that no such abuse should be thereafter committed or suffered in said river, and that the Customs officers should not suffer any ship or vessel to be cleared with them without bringing them a ticket under the hand of the water bailiff for the well and orderly casting of their ballast: that the said water baillff is since dead and the said order thereby become ineffectual, it being only directed to him without giving the like authority to his successors; wherefore the said abuse has continued and doth now exceedingly increase and if not timely repressed the river will be thereby wholly unnavigable; therefore prays a grant of the like order to himself, his deputies and the Customs officers there. Ibid, p. 60.
Appending: certificate and recommendation by the Bishop of Durham of said petition "being satisfied that the allegations" therein are true.
April 4. Royal sign manual for 500l. to Henry Guy for secret service, without account: to be issued on the 10,000l. dormant privy seal of Feb. 27 last. (Money warrant dated April 6 hereon. Money order dated April 6 hereon.) King's Warrant Book X, p. 76. Money Book VI, p. 34. Order Book I, p. 9.
Order by Treasurer Rochester to the Customs Commissioners to observe an order of the King in Council as follows: Out Letters (Customs) X, p. 15.
Prefixing: said order dated Whitehall, April 1, made upon reading the report from the Lord Treasurer on the petition of the inhabitants of Guernsey, said petition having been referred to him Feb. 17 last, said report being ut supra, p. 99. Hereupon it is ordered that the said inhabitants be suffered to lade from Newcastle and Swansea such coals as they desire to an amount not exceeding 300 chaldrons yearly.