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Entry Book: February 1687, 21-28

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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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February 1687, 21-28

Feb. 21. Treasury warrant to the Customs Cashier to pay 12l. 10s. 0d. to Jane Bertie, relict of Edward Bertie, late collector of the duty on wool, hides and pelts in London port; for last Christmas quarter on his fee. (Henry Guy to same, dated same, to observe same.) Money Book VIII, p. 50. Disposition Book VI, p. 22.
Money warrant for 2,847l. 5s. 1d. to Richard Graham and Philip Burton for the surplusage of their account of Crown Law costs from 1685, Michaelmas, to 1686, Michaelmas, as stated by Auditor Thomas Done and declared Dec. 23 last, ut supra, pp. 1067–9. (Money order dated Feb. 25 hereon.) Money Book VIII, p. 53. Order Book II, p. 19.
Feb. 21. Treasury warrant to the Customs Cashier to pay Henry Ayloffe, King's Remembrancer, 45l. 12s. 0d. for one year to Christmas last on the fees to him and his clerks heretofore usually paid him by the Customers of the [out] ports of England and Wales for passing their accounts. Money Book VIII, p. 53.
Same to same to pay same 340l. 14s. 4d. and 37l. 15s. 4d. being for one year from Christmas last for parchment and other necessaries detailed for the blank books for the Customers, Comptrollers and searchers in all the [out] ports of England and Wales, and in London port respectively. (Henry Guy to same to pay same 424l. 1s. 8d. for the above three sums.) Ibid, pp. 53–4. Disposition Book VI, p. 24.
Money warrant for 166l. 13s. 4d. to Theophilus, Earl of Huntingdon, for one year to Michaelmas last on his several annuities of 100l. and 100 marks as Chief Justice and Justice in Eyre of all his Majesty's Forests etc. on this side Trent. Money Book VIII, p. 60.
Henry Guy to the Customs Commissioners. Concerning the reference to you of the 15th inst., supra, p. 1199, relating to trials upon seizures of imported liquors, you are to report whether it is best for his Majesty's service that the whole business of brandies and other imported liquors should be under your government or under the government of the Excise Commissioners. Out Letters (General) XI, p. 38.
You are also to enquire what is become of a box which was at Mr. Jaques La Croix at Dover, directed to Pierre Bar, a banquiere, and which my Lords are informed is seized by the Customs officers at Dover.
Same to Mr. Lloyd [of the Great seal Office]. Make all haste you can in renewing the Customs commission. Ibid, p. 39.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to deliver to Mr. Vaudrey, on payment of Customs, a set of harness arrived from France for Mr. Fitz James and now in the Custom House, London. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Blathwayte. Has Col. Walrond deposited the 500l. in your hands, as my Lords ordered? Ibid.
Same to Sir Pa. Trant. You have not delivered in the state of your account of the Hearthmoney for the five years ended at 1684, Lady day, as you promised. Send it forthwith. Ibid.
Same to the Treasurer's Remembrancer to forthwith pay into the Exchequer the money in your hands of the fine levied on Robert White, gent., Coroner of the Liberty of Westminster, by the sheriff. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Agar to estimate for the repairs necessary at the paling of Windsor Great Park. Ibid.
Same to Sir Christopher Wren to estimate for the repairs of the abovesaid paling and of the lodges in said park, "which is in Mr. May's custody," as already referred to you Jan. 20 last, supra, p. 1155. Ibid, p. 40.
Same to the Auditors of Imprests. I have paid to Dr. Wynn, Warden of the Mint, the 60l. issued to me for secret service. Take care that Wynn be charged with same as on account for the prosecution of clippers and coiners. Ibid.
Feb. 21. Henry Guy to Mr. Fillingham for a certificate what moneys are in debit by any sheriffs now accounting before you or whose accounts are passed for this or any other preceding year. Out Letters (General) XI, p. 40.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Alexander How for employment in the Customs, he having been ever loyal. Reference Book V, p. 23.
Same to same of the petition of Chris. Sheen, King's waiter, London port, praying payment, "in such manner as hath been done for other," of four years' arrears on his salary of 52l. per an. Ibid, p. 24.
Same to Charles Toll, Charles Twitty, William Lowndes, Tho. Townsend and Hum. Dove of the petition of Lieut. Stephen Ballew, shewing that one Whitwell, a warder in the Tower, owed him a considerable sum, in satisfaction whereof he was forced to accept an assignment of his [Whitwell's] place and arrears of salary; and petitioner being an Ensign of the said Guard sold the said place, but reserved the said arrears, which are still unpaid: prays relief herein. Ibid.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt of the petition of the Usher of the Exchequer, praying payment of 93l. due to several tradesmen employed by said usher for making strong chests for his Majesty's moneys in the Receipt; "which sum was directed to be paid in a list sent to the Exchequer just at the Earl of Rochester's going out of the Treasury, but the money appointed for the payment thereof falling short, the same still remains unpaid." Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Hum. Wharton for a landsurveyor's place, he having been ever zealous for the King and twice collector of Customs, but turned out by the Earl of Shaftesbury. Ibid, p. 25.
Same to the Attorney General of the petition of Tho. Cadman, Tho. Whittle, William Grosvenor, Tho. Jennings and Lew. Morris, Hackney coachmen, praying to be freed from the oppression "that the city by an Act of Common Council exact money from them to the damage of 60l. each man and do imprison their persons." Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of John Sykes for a tidewaiter's place [London port], his family having been great sufferers for their loyalty. Ibid.
Same to same of the petition of John Moor, King's waiter, Bristol port, praying [leave] to transfer his said office to Edward Browne, who is well qualified. Ibid.
Same to Sir Christopher Wren, Surveyor General of Works, of the petition of Joan Oldfield, widow, shewing that Francis Sharp, a smith, being indebted to her many years since assigned to her a debt of 95l. 13s. 0d. for work done in the Mews: therefore praying payment thereof to keep her and her children from ruin. Ibid.
Feb. 21. Henry Guy to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Arthur Crispin, waterman, for a noontender's place [London port], he being disabled and not able to work at his trade and being 66 years of age. Reference Book V, p. 26.
Same to Antho. Stephens, esq. [Cashier to the Navy Treasurer], of the petition of Hen. Caple, shewing that the Navy Commissioners have drawn their note upon the Navy Treasurer for payment of 77l. 18s. 6d., being a long time due to petitioner for a supply and carriage of stores, but the Navy Treasurer has not yet received money from the Treasury Lords to satisfy same: and praying that said payment may be ordered. Ibid.
Same to Sir Chris. Wren of the petition of the plumber, bricklayer, carpenter, mason and other artificers belonging to the mill and engine at Windsor, praying payment of 850l. due to them for work and materials at the said mill and engine, petitioners being in great want and the Treasury Lords having confirmed the late Treasurer Rochester's warrant of Dec. 18 last for same. Ibid.
Same to Auditor Aldworth of the account of interest due to James Nihill for 1685, May 13, to 1686–7, Feb. 19, on 5,000l. principal (part of 16,000l.) and on 804l. 5s. 3d. interest which remained due [and unpaid] 1685, May 13. Ibid, p. 27.
Same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of John Roach, tidewaiter, Lynn Regis port, praying for the vacant place of waiter and searcher at Exmouth. Ibid, p. 28.
Same to the Attorney General and John Fisher [Deputy Surveyor of Crown Lands] of the petition of Thomas Bartlett for a lease of several lands granted by the late King to Gregory Alford, being concealed lands in co. Somerset, the said Alford not having recovered same to the Crown within the five years limited in his lease. Ibid.
Same to William Blathwayt [Secretary to the Forces] of the petition of Geo. and Robt. Curtis, sutler to his Majesty's Troop of Horse Guards; shewing that they attended the Horse Guards into the West during the late rebellion and therein expended 36l. 8s. 3d. for disbursements from 1685, June 21, to July 15: and praying payment thereof. Ibid.
Same to Richard Graham and Philip Burton of the petition of Chris. Oliver for payment of his bill of 178l. 16s. 4d. for charges for prosecuting several persons for publishing scandalous libels; and for reward for his pains: all as by a reference dated Feb. 6 inst. from the King. Ibid, p. 29.
Treasury warrant to the Barons of the Exchequer to take the securities as follow of Godfrey Harcourt as Receiver of Crown Revenues in the several counties of North Wales and Chester and to swear him into said office: his sureties being Harcourt himself and William Powell of Llangattock, co. Brecon, in 750l.; John Watkyns of Pennyworllod, co. Brecon, gent., in 750l.; George Lewis of Carmarthen, gent., in 750l. and 100l.; Robert Crofts of St. Clements Danes in 750l. Warrants not Relating to Money XII, p. 16.
[? Feb. 21.] Entry of the [Treasury Lords' signature of the] docquet of an in custodiam lease under the Exchequer seal to Edward Bates of divers lands and tenements in co. Glamorgan, parcel of the estate of Eliz. Jones, widow, outlawed at the suit of Sara Wootton: at a rent of 5s. per an. and fine of 10s. Warrants not Relating to Money XII, p. 16.
[?] Same of same of the docquet of a lease to William Swift (at the nomination of the Excise Commissioners) of a tenement in Bishopsgate Street, London, parcel of the lands of Joseph Hinde, extended for a debt owing to Charles Duncombe: at a rent of 2s. 8d. per an. and fine of 6s. 4d. [sic for 5s. 4d.]. Ibid.
Feb. 21. Treasury warrant to Owen Wynne, esq., Warden of the Mint, authorising him and all his respective deputies and agents appointed thereto under his hand and seal to demand from any sheriffs concerned the clippings, clipped and false moneys, tools and materials and also any other estate whether ready money, goods, chattels and plate, debts, specialities and other matters belonging to persons convicted of clipping, counterfeiting or debasing the coin: all in accordance with the privy seal of Oct. 30 last, which authorised the Treasury Lords to appoint someone to receive such assets. You are from time to time to render account thereof on oath and to give the Treasury Lords notice from time to time of discoveries of such assets so that said Lords may give order for the sale thereof. Ibid. pp. 17–18.
Feb. 22. Royal warrant to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal for a grant to Henry Dawney, esq., and John Ramsden, esq., of the manor or manors of Temple Copmanthorpe, alias Coppenthorpe, in the county of the city of York, with all their rights etc. and hereditaments etc. in Temple Copmanthorpe, Bishop-Thorpe, Acaster, Appleton and Askham Bryan; which premises formerly belonged to Sir Michael Livesey and Augustine Garland, two of the traitors attainted for the murder of Charles I, and were by them, by indenture dated 1651–2, Mar. 15, sold to John Barnard and Mary his wife (since deceased), but by the Act of 12 Car. II [c. 30] were vested in Charles II, and were by Charles II by grant dated 1661, Sept. 6, at the nomination of the Duke of York (now King James II) granted to John, Lord Berkeley, and Sir Charles Berkeley, junr., kt. (both since deceased), and Henry Brouncker, now Visct. Brouncker, in trust for said Duke of York, who thereby ("and because the said indenture of the 15 March, 1651–2, was not enrolled in the Court of Exchequer before the 1st day of Jan., 1662–3") became entitled thereto in trust as above. King's Warrant Book XII, pp. 22–3.
The present grant is to be to the said Dawney and Ramsden and their heirs to their own use and behoof for ever: and power is hereby to be given to the said Visct. Brouncker to assign to them all his interest in the premises.
Same to Sir Robert Sawyer, Attorney General, to acknowledge satisfaction on record of the fines of 1,000l. and 2,000 marks set in Easter, 36 Car. II, in the King's Bench respectively on Hugh Speke of Lincoln's Inn, gent., for a grand misdemeanour relating to the death of the late Earl of Essex and in Michaelmas term, 1 James II, on [his son] George Speke of White Lackington, co. Somerset, et al. for a riot and other misdemeanours. Ibid, p. 24.
Feb. 22. Royal warrant to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for the salary of 10l. per an. to Robert Bernard for his office of Comptroller of Great and Petty Customs and of the subsidy of wool, hides, pelts, lead and tin and also of the 3d. per tun and 12d. per £ in the port and town of Poole: which office was granted to him 1676, Nov. 2, and the said salary thereof was by him surrendered by deed dated Jan. 17, enrolled in Chancery. The said salary is hereby to be payable quarterly from Christmas last during pleasure and 20l. is hereby to be forthwith paid him for two years thereon from 1684, Christmas. (Treasury warrant dormant, dated Mar. 3 hereon, to the Customs Cashier to pay said fee and said 20l. Henry Guy to same, dated same, to so pay same.) King's Warrant Book XII, pp. 25–6. Money Book VIII, p. 69. Disposition Book VI, p. 28.
Same to the Attorney General for a same to discharge the baronet fee of 1,095l. due from Sir Anthony Aucher of Bishopsbourne, co. Kent, for the baronetcy conferred on him by Charles II. (Treasury warrant to the Receipt hereon for tallies of discharge accordingly.) King's Warrant Book XII, p. 26. Money Book VIII, p. 72.
Same to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal for a grant to Francis, Lord Carrington, and William Brent of 14 messuages in Queen Street in the parishes of St. Antholin and St. Mary Aldermary, London, now or late in the several occupations of Peter Drybutter, John Baker, Henry Payne, Henry Tyndall, John Blinco, Marke Perkins, Nathaniel Saunders, Thomas Leake, William Small, John Chevall, Thomas Rouse, Lawrence Evans, John Tills, Mary Simkin, William Jordan, William Shaw, Ann Coniers, Henry Rand and John Holt; the said messuages being mentioned in an inquisition taken at the Guildhall 1681, April 27, before Samuell Mellish under an Exchequer commission dated 1680–1, Feb. 26, to be of the yearly value of 160l. and to have been seized into the King's hands as being messuages wherein Richard Langhorne, senr., Mavin Touchett, William Gaven, senr., and Thomas Langhorne, senr., were seized in their demesne as of fee in trust for William Harcourt, alias Harrison, who was attainted and executed for high treason, and afterwards, viz. 1682, July 4, at a trial at the Guildhall a verdict for the King passed for the premises. King's Warrant Book XII, pp. 27–8.
The present grant is to be to said Lord Carrington and William Brent to their own use and to them and their heirs for ever.
Same to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for allowances of 7,020l. and 1,500l. to be made in the account of the alum farmers in full of all their claims of defalcations as follows, viz.: Sir Hugh Cholmley, bart., John Twisden, Dr. in Phisick, Thomas Crispe, esq., and the rest of the Farmers and other persons interested in the farm of the alum works have, in accordance with the covenants in the royal sign manual of 1665, Nov. 8, prayed to be allowed in their account for 4½ years ended 1678, Christmas, the sums of 1,800l. which they paid to Sir David Fowles for his new erected alum works at Stanton Deale [Stainton Dale], co. Yorks, at the rate of 400l. per an.; 975l. which they paid to Nicholas Conyers, esq., for his newly erected alum works in Boulby and Easington at the rate of 300l. per an. for 3¼ years; 1,700l. which they were engaged to pay to the following persons on account of their new erected alum works for one year's rent in case the alum works farm should be surrendered or vacated before the determination of the lease, to wit, 500l. to Sir John Lowther and Mr. Trotter, 400l. to Sir William Turner, 400l. to Antho. Lowther and 400l. to Sir David Fowles; 3,425l. 10s. 0d. which petitioners lost by reason of the importation of several tons of foreign alum into London and sundry outports as by two particulars sworn to by Robt. Boulter, gent., and Mathew Wroth, grocer, upon their search and perusal of the Customs records; 2,216l. 10s. 0d. which the petitioners were damnified by the sale of 143 ton of alum and upwards made at the new works at Guisbrough for the supply of the English consumption; 1,550l. 12s. 0d. for alum which they were necessitated to sell under 26l. per ton as sworn to by Sir Hugh Cholmley and Mr. Maurice Hunt: the said sums amounting in all to 11,667l. 12s. 0d. The said Farmers' petition for said allowances being referred to the late Treasurer Rochester and Sir John Ernle, they are of opinion that no defalcation is to be made to the petitioners save only of the rent of said farm whereon there is 7,020l. due for the said 4½ years. This sum is therefore hereby to be allowed them in account as in full of all their abovesaid cravings. Ibid, pp. 29–30.
And whereas the said Farmers in their account for 8½ years to 1674, June 24, crave allowance of 1,500l. by them deposited in the hands of their cashier, John Colvile, late of London, goldsmith, in order to be paid into the Exchequer in discharge of so much of their rent (as by the affidavit of George Cowart, then their agent), but the said Colvile dying soon after Dorothy Colvile, his widow, refused payment thereof, whereupon the Exchequer Court in 1673, April 18, gave the said Farmers liberty to find the said debt by inquisition, whereupon it was found that at his death said Colvile was indebted to the King in 1,500l. and thereupon the said debt was seized [into the King's hand] and not long after the Farmers procured a scire facias against said Dorothy Colvile, who thereupon applied to the Exchequer for stay of process by reason of the many great sums of money which Charles II owed her [by reason of the stop of the Exchequer] and thereupon the said Court stayed the said scire facias; it is hereby directed that the said sum of 1,500l. be hereby allowed to the said Farmers, upon their assignment to the King of the like sum and interest thereon owing to them by said Dorothy.
Feb. 22. Royal warrant to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal to discharge the arrear of 294l. 7s. 9¾d. which in the declaration of accompt of Philip Swale, gent., Receiver of Crown Revenues in the archdeaconry of Richmond, bishopric of Durham and county of Northumberland, for the year ended 1683, Sept. 29, is set in super upon Sir William Fenwick, bart., as fee farmer of the lordship, manor and royalty of Hexham, of a mill in Acomb, messuage and tenement in Westwood, tenement in Birtlow, tenement in Beaufront, parcel of the manor of Haxham and tenement called Heigh, parcel of the lands of John Swinborn [said fee farm being in all] of the yearly rent of 244l. 6s. 8¾d. [said arrear being] for part thereof due and unpaid for three years ended at 1663, Sept. 29; which arrear Sir John Fenwick, son of the said Sir William, has besought the King to remit, which his Majesty is graciously disposed to do in consideration of his faithful services. King's Warrant Book XII, p. 31.
Feb. 22. Treasury warrant to the Customs Cashier to pay John Langwith 14l. 10s. 0d. for last Christmas quarter's allowance as messenger [of the Chamber] appointed to attend the affairs of the Customs. (Henry Guy, dated same, to same to pay same.) Money Book VIII, p. 51. Disposition Book VI, p. 22.
Treasury allowance of the said Langwith's bill of 14l. 10s. for same quarter's attendance at the Treasury on his Majesty's affairs.
Same dormant to same to pay the salary of 52l. per an. to John Kynvin as a King's waiter, London port: with warrant clause for 26l. for the half year thereon to Christmas last. (Henry Guy, dated same, to same to observe same.) Money Book VIII, p. 52. Disposition Book VI, p. 24.
Money warrant for 25l. to Henry Small for 1¼ years to Christmas last on his fee as Clerk of the Nichills. Money Book VIII, p. 52.
Same for 150l. 11s. 3d. to George Smith, esq., for 1½ years to 1686, June 24, on his wages and board wages as a serjeant-at-arms. Ibid.
Money order for 125l. to Sir Job Charlton for Hilary term, 1686, on his allowance as Chief Justice of Chester. Order Book II, p. 17.
Henry Guy to Col. Edwyn Steed, Lieutenant Governor of Barbados, for a speedy certificate whether Col. Walrond has received the 500l. ordered him by the Assembly of Barbados and whether it was paid him in sterling or in money of what value. Out Letters (General) XI, p. 40.
Same to —, enclosing the affidavit of Thomas Bourne. Bring the Treasury Lords your answer thereto on Thursday morning. Ibid.
Same to the Attorney General to report on the enclosed paper [missing] concerning the river Tyne and other things. Ibid, p. 41.
The Treasury Lords to Lord Chief Justice Herbert and Baron Jenner, on the Home Circuit. The late Treasurer Rochester by his letter of Dec. 1 last to the sheriffs and justices of peace, ut supra, pp. 1038–9, directed the vigorous prosecution of clippers and coiners. The officers of the Mint inform us that it will be much for his Majesty's service to have the same recommended to the Judges of the several circuits. We therefore recommend to you the vigorous prosecution of all clippers and false coiners that come before you in your circuit by giving it strictly in charge to the Grand Juries to enquire after and present such offenders and that upon conviction you direct the sheriffs to make it a special part of their care and office to discover and seize their estates, goods, tools etc. (The like letter severally to the other circuit justices as detailed, pp. 1199–1200 supra.) Ibid.
Feb. 22. Henry Guy to the Lord Chancellor. It is the King's pleasure that the great seal be not put to the indenture now passing for altering the Trustees in part of the Queen Dowager's jointure, until the Attorney General be heard on some matters which he has now to offer on his Majesty's behalf. Out Letters (General) XI, p. 41.
Same to the Attorney General to report on the enclosed draft [missing] of a lease of the Pay Office of the Navy and [that is, of] the "Falcon" alehouse and the Navy Commissioners' alterations therein. Ibid, p. 42.
Same to Richard Graham, Philip Burton and Mr. Noel to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Charles Fox. You are also to certify how many extents have been issued out against Thomas Price, goldsmith, both for the King and in aid of the said petitioner, and what estate is thereby seized. Ibid.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to observe an order of the King in Council, dated Whitehall, Feb. 18 inst., as follows. Out Letters (Customs) XI, p. 11.
Prefixing: said order made upon a letter from the Board of Greencloth setting forth that they find it necessary for his Majesty's service to have 100 barrels of Flemish cod provided for the King and Royal Household this season of Lent, "the English fishermen not supplying the London market with any such commodity," and therefore desiring permission to Hugh Mayo, yeoman of his Majesty's salt stores, to import said quantity of Flemish cod; which permission is hereby directed.
Same to same to employ Benja. Herne as one of the two inspectors of thread, linen and tape ships in London port at 150l. per an. salary: there being at present two such inspectors, viz. John Jennings at 150l. per an. and Robert Lucas at 60l. per an. as a tidesurveyor and 90l. per an. as incidents; the said Lucas being hereby to be employed only as a tidesurveyor at 60l. per an. and the said 90l. per an. to be sunk. Ibid. p. 12.
Treasury reference to Bartholomew Fillingham, Thomas Hall, William Lowndes and Phil. Ryley of the petition of William Keckwich, esq., shewing that there is an arrear of 1,169l. 13s. 5d. due to the King from Walter Vaughan, Receiver of the Royal Aid in Pembroke, and "nothing [in the way of assets] having been discovered hitherto to make satisfaction," petitioner prays authority to recover same and a grant of a moiety of the proceeds. Reference Book V, p. 26.
Same to Richard Graham and Philip Burton of the petition of Elias Allen, shewing that he has made large discoveries on a commission for concealment. and has disbursed above 200l. therein: that he can further discover divers concealed manors and lands in several counties of great value: therefore praying a moiety thereof and of all arrears thereon. Ibid, p. 27.
Same to Richard Graham and William Aldworth of the petition of Col. Edmund Webb for reimbursement of what he expended about the business of Dantsey. Ibid.
Feb. 22. Treasury reference to the Earl of Ranelagh, Paymaster of the Forces, of the petition of the gunners of the Cinque Ports, for payment of their arrears of wages for 2¼ years ending 1683, Christmas. Reference Book V, p. 27.
Royal warrant to the Lord Deputy of Ireland to insert in the following order the names of the Revenue Commissioners, Ireland, in the Commission constituting them by virtue of the royal letter of the 17th inst., supra, p. 1208, viz.: Thomas Sheridon, William Dickenson, William Strong, William Culliford and Herbert Aubrey. Out Letters (Ireland) V, p. 14.
Feb. 23. Privy seal for 200,000l. to Anthony, Visct. Falkland, Treasurer of the Navy; as imprest for the service of the Navy. (Royal warrant, dated Feb. 21, for said privy seal. Money warrant, dated Feb. 24 hereon. Money order, dated Feb. 25 hereon.) King's Warrant Book XII, p. 21. Money Book VIII, p. 57. Order Book II, p. 18.
Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue as follows out of the branches of the revenue directed to be this week paid into the Exchequer, viz.: Disposition Book VI, pp. 22–3.
l. s. d.
Out of the Customs.
to Sir William Trumbull on his extraordinaries 1,285 6 0
to the Earl of Ranelagh for the Forces 4,000 0 0
to the Treasurer of the Ordnance 1,000 0 0
to the Commissioners of the Privy Seal for [last] Christmas quarter. 348 0 0
Out of the imposition on wine and vinegar.
to the Treasurer of the Navy on account of 400,000l. for the [Navy service for the] year beginning Lady day last 3,700 0 0
Out of the loans on the Linen Duty and the Tobacco and Sugar Duties.
to the Treasurer of the Navy on the above account 3,300 0 0
to the Earl of Ranelagh for the Forces 2,000 0 0
Out of the Excise.
to the Earl of Ranelagh for the Forces 5,000 0 0
to me [Guy] for secret service 750 0 0
to ditto more [for same] 750 0 0
to the Duke of Richmond 1,250 0 0
to Mr. Gwynn 375 0 0
Out of Hearthmoney.
to the Cofferer of the Household 2,000 0 0
to Mr. Griffin, Treasurer of the Chamber 1,000 0 0
to Sir Richard Bulstrode on his ambassadorial ordinary; for nine months 682 10 0
to Sir Geo. Etheridge on his ditto; for six months 546 0 0
to Sir Gabriell Sylvius on his ditto; for three months 455 0 0
to Mr. Scarborough on his ditto; for three months 455 0 0
to Sir Peter Wych on his ditto; for six months 546 0 0
to me [Guy] for secret service by way of advance 400 0 0
Out of the Letter Office money.
to the Treasurer and Trustees of the Queen 1,500 0 0
Out of Excise money.
to ditto, to complete her Majesty's quarter 332 3
(Same dated Feb. 22, to the Customs Cashier, enclosing the paper of disposition of the Customs cash for the present week; said paper including the abovesaid four Customs items [payable out of the Exchequer], together with the following item [payable direct out of the Customs Office], viz. 3,398l. 12s. 6d. to complete the quarter book [of the salaries of the Customs for London port for last Christmas quarter].) (Same, dated same, to the Commissioners of Excise and Hearthmoney, enclosing the like paper of the disposition of the cash of those revenues; said paper containing for the Hearthmoney only the above eight Hearthmoney items: and for the Excise the above six Excise items [payable out of the Exchequer], together with the following items [payable direct out of the Excise Office], viz. 1,052l. to the Queen Dowager to complete her quarter: 1,700l. in further part of the Excise [Office last Christmas] quarter [salary] bill.)
Feb. 23. Henry Guy to Mr. Griffin, Treasurer of the Chamber, to apply the above 1,000l. towards discharging payments upon the ordinary establishment of the office of the Treasurer of the Chamber. Disposition Book VI, p. 24.
Feb. 24. Four separate royal sign manuals for respectively 2,700l., 1,000l., 900l. and 750l. to Henry Guy, for secret service, without account: to be issued on the 20,000l. privy seal dormant of the 23rd inst. (Four money warrants, dated Feb. 24 hereon, the last warrant being incorrectly stated as for 790l.) (Four money orders, dated Feb. 25 hereon.) King's Warrant Book XII, p. 28. Money Book VIII, p. 57. Order Book II, p. 18.
Warrant under the royal sign manual to the Treasury Lords to pay 1,934l. 6s. 10d. to Robert White, without accompt: to be issued on the abovesaid 20,000l. dormant privy seal: the late King having by royal sign manual warrant of 1684, July 1, authorised the late Treasurer Rochester, as often as he should think it necessary, to cut down any bushes, dotard, pollard and other trees within the New Park near Richmond, to grub up the thick covert of fuzzes [furzes], to mow the brakes and fern, mend the walls and repair and rebuild the lodges etc. in which service there has been expended by Robert White, gent., 934l. 6s. 10d. [sic for 1,934l. 6s. 10d.] over and above 145l. 5s. 0d. received by him for body wood and bavens, bark of oak and of a deer stealer's composition, as appears by the said White's accounts stated by Auditor William Aldworth. (Money warrant dated Feb. 26 hereon. Money order dated Mar. 1 hereon.) King's Warrant Book XII, p. 33. Money Book VIII, pp. 62–3. Order Book II, p. 31.
Same to same to pay said White 451l. 15s. 10d. for money expended in the repair of the rails of the Green at Richmond Palace, being 329l. 5s. 0d. paid to John Drew, carpenter; 76l. 14s. 10d. to Thomas Peack, painter: 18l. 18s. 6d. to George Tisbury Smith [sic for George Tisbury, smith], and 26l. 17s. 6d. to John Sanders, carter: as by bills examined by Auditor Aldworth as above: to be issued on the abovesaid privy seal dormant. (Money warrant dated Feb. 26 hereon.) (Money order [dated Mar. 1] hereon.) King's Warrant Book XII, p. 34. Money Book VIII, p. 63. Order Book II, p. 31.
Feb. 24. Money warrant for 1,232l. 5s. 0d. to Sir William Trumbull for two bills of extraordinaries as follow as Envoy Extraordinary to France; after disallowance of the items for interest of plate and several voyages to Versailles, amounting to 79l. 11s. 8d. (Money order dated Feb. 25 hereon.) Money Book VIII, pp. 54–6. Order Book II, p. 18.
Appending said bills.
(1) from 1685–6, Mar. 2, to 1686, June 2: dated Paris, Sept. 21–11 last, and as allowed Sept. 20 last by Secretary the Earl of Sunderland.
Livres. Sols.
for postage of letters as by acquit[tance] from the Posthouse 407 17
for postage of letters brought to my house from several parts 165 11
for journeys and entertainment of myself and servants at Versailles 468 0
for trimming and new fitting the mourning equipage upon the mourning for the Princess Dowager Palatine 468 0
given to Monsieur's and Madame's coachmen and other charges at my audience of condolence for the Princess Dowager Palatine 137 10
for gazettes, prints and intelligence 587 5
for stationery ware 159 0
for a courier sent into England 300 0
paid by order to an engineer 83 0
2,787 3
l. s. d.
which being reduced into English money at the usual rate (of 1,230 livres Tournais to 100l. sterling) comes to 226 8
(2) from 1686, June 2, to Oct. 12 as similarly allowed Nov. 12 last except the articles for interest of plate and for several journeys to Versailles which are referred to the Treasury Lords.
Livres. Sols.
for an express sent into England 300 0
for bonfires and other expenses upon the birth of the Duc de Berri 393 0
paid at the Post House for letters 511 0
for letters brought to my house and paid for there 180 0
for doctors and apothecaries during my stay at Paris 305 0
for half a year's interest of plate 399 0
given as is usual to the several officers at my audience of Congé at Versailles 290 0
given and expended at my audience of Congé at St. Cloud 137 10
to the Douaniers at Paris 115 0
given to Monsieur Bonneuil and Monsieur Giraut, Introducteurs des Ambassadeurs and their servants when they brought the present from the French King 1,035 0
paid for stationery ware 345 0
paid Monsieur Petitot for a pound of ultramarine by his Majesty's order 575 0
for intelligence 895 0
for several voyages for myself and servants to Versailles 580 0
for prints and gazettes 784 0
for the expense of my voyage to England, with the transporting of my servants, coaches and goods by Rouen and Dieppe 3,570 0
to the Douaniers at Dieppe 80 0
10,494 10
l. s. d.
which reduced into sterling at the above rate make 853 0 9
Paid since in English money.
to the captain of the Catherine yacht and to the seamen 32 0 0
for weighing my goods and other charges at the Custom House 30 0 0
[paid] at the Admiralty Office for an order for the yacht 2 3 0
for [Exchequer] fees on [my warrant for] three months' ordinary 11 1 0
for ditto on ditto 11 1 0
for ditto on 800l. in part of my first two bills of extraordinaries 29 16 0
for ditto on 1,085l. due by the present bill and on 226l. 8s. 9½d. on a former bill of extraordinaries and on 660l. for my ordinary from June 2 last to the time of my coming over 66 6 0
for interest and advance of money. 50 0 0
£1,085 7
Feb. 24. Money warrant for 455l. to Charles Scarborough for a quarter to Dec. 13 last on his ordinary as Envoy Extraordinary to the King of Portugal. (Money order dated Feb. 28 hereon.) Money Book VIII, p. 57. Order Book II, p. 20.
Same for 375l. to Francis Gwyn, esq., for last Christmas quarter on his pension as by the privy seal of 1685, Sept. 10. (Money order dated Feb. 25 hereon.) Money Book VIII, p. 58. Order Book II, p. 19.
Same for 546l. to Sir George Etheridge for six months to Nov. 27 last on his ordinary as employed on his Majesty's service in Germany. (Money order dated Feb. 26 hereon.) Money Book VIII, p. 58. Order Book II, p. 19.
Same for 348l. to Richard, Visct. Teviot, Robert Philips and John Evelin for last Christmas quarter as Commissioners of the Privy Seal on their 4l. a day in lieu of ancient diet. (Money order dated Feb. 26 hereon.) Money Book VIII, p. 58. Order Book II, p. 18.
Treasury order for the execution of a warrant of 1685, June 18, ut supra, p. 225, for tallies on the Tenths for 250l. to the Earl of Sunderland for 1685, Lady day quarter, on his pension, ut supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. VI, p. 532: and dormant warrant clause for same in future. Money Book VIII, p. 59.
Feb. 24. Money warrant for 1,250l. to Charles, Duke of Richmond and Lennox, for last Christmas quarter on his pension as by the privy seal of Dec. 22 last. (Money order dated Feb. 26 hereon.) Money Book VIII, p. 60. Order Book II, p. 20.
Same for 455l. to Sir Gabriell Sylvius for three months or 91 days to Nov. 26 last on his ordinary as Envoy Extraordinary to the King of Denmark. (Money order dated Feb. 28 hereon.) Money Book VIII, p. 61. Order Book II, p. 30.
Same for 682l. 10s. 0d. to Sir Richard Bulstrode for nine months or 273 days to Jan. 12 last on his ordinary as Resident with the Governor of the Spanish Netherlands. (Money order dated Feb. 28 hereon.) Money Book VIII, p. 65. Order Book II, p. 30.
Same for 546l. to Sir Peter Wyche for six months or 182 days to Jan. 9 last on his ordinary as Resident with the Hanse Towns. (Money order dated Feb. 28 hereon.) Money Book VIII, p. 65. Order Book II, p. 31.
Henry Guy to Mr. Pepys to consider the enclosed bill [missing] of Mr. James Pearse and to certify whether same be within the contract [estimate] of 400,000l. for the [naval service for the] year commencing 1686, Lady day: [viz.] to be paid thereout. Out Letters (General) XI, p. 42.
Same to Mr. Fisher [Deputy Surveyor General of Crown Lands]. The Treasury Lords fear that in the new trust patent now passing of the Queen Dowager's jointure the Tilt Yard and Sir Robert Holmes's house and other houses are not so clearly excepted as they ought to be. They think that there ought to be the same exceptions in this grant as Sir Charles Harbord [former Surveyor General of Crown Lands] made in Mr. Hall's grant of the manor of Westminster. You are to attend the Attorney General in order to the making such exceptions. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Neale [Master Worker of the Mint] to prepare and deliver to James Grahme, Keeper of the Privy Purse, such Healing medals from time to time as there may be occasion for, not exceeding 3,000 [in all]. The Treasury Lords will take care to provide money for payment thereof. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Hewer to report on the enclosed account [missing], which Capt. Alexander Makenzie has sent to the Treasury Lords, of his Troop of Horse at Tangier from 1682, Oct. 1, to 1684, May 1; in order to my Lords' laying same before the King. Ibid.
Same to Sir Patrick Trant. I have read yours of this day's date to my Lords. They again desire that your account of Hearthmoney for five years to Lady day, 1684, be expedited with all possible speed: and although it may be necessary to have a list of all the tallies struck upon that farm (either by way of advance or rent) from the Exchequer, yet you are meantime to transmit the tallies themselves to Auditor Aldworth "at least such as you have in your custody; and a particular account what is become of the rest." Ibid, p. 43.
Same to the Customs Commissioners. The Treasury Lords have agreed that Mr. Levy, the Jew, shall have his pardon upon payment of 400l. and that the money shall be deposited in the hands of the Customs Cashier till the pardon be passed. Give my Lords notice when the money is deposited. Ibid.
Feb. 24. Royal warrant to the Lord Deputy of Ireland to order payment to Lawrence Dowdell, Superior Major of the Hospice or Convent of the Irish Capuchins in the city of Dublin, of 30l. per an. which the King is pleased to bestow on them, as from Christmas last during pleasure, for and towards the paying of the yearly rent for their house. Out Letters (Ireland) V, pp. 14–15.
Feb. 25. Privy seal for the ordinary of 3l. a day to Sir John Lytcott as Agent at Rome from the day of his departure out of the royal presence to the day of his return: to be paid quarterly, the first quarter in advance: and with the usual clause for allowance of his bills of extraordinaries. The privy seal of 1685–6, Jan. 13, which directed an ordinary of 40s. a day to said John (now Sir John) Lytcott as Secretary to the Extraordinary Embassy at Rome is hereby to be determined as from the commencement of the present privy seal: the King thinking fit to appoint him Agent at Rome as aforesaid. King's Warrant Book XII, p. 32.
Feb. 26. Money warrant for 273l. to above Sir John Lytcott, kt., for three months' ordinary in advance from his departure out of the presence as Agent at Rome. (Money order dated Feb. 28 hereon.) Money Book VIII, p. 62. Order Book II, p. 30.
[?] Treasury order for the execution of a warrant of 1685, July 2, ut supra, p. 243, for 285l. to William Hewer, with dormant clause for 380l. per an. to him for John Erlisman, Consul at Algier. (Henry Guy, dated same, to same to observe same.) Money Book VIII, p. 64. Disposition Book VI, p. 24.
Feb. 26. Treasury warrant to the Customs Cashier to pay Thomas Doyly 25l. for last Christmas quarter on his annuity. (Henry Guy, dated same, to same to pay same.) Money Book VIII, p. 64. Disposition Book VI, p. 24.
Money warrant for 75l. to Dame Sophia Stewart for same quarter on her pension. Money Book VIII, p. 65.
Same for 100l. to Sir Thomas Duppa as Gentleman Usher Blackrod for what is due to Christmas last on his annuity or pension of 200l. per an.: together with dormant warrant clause for payment of said annuity in future. (In the margin the sum ordered is [by a clerical slip] given as 200l. Ibid, p. 66.
Same for 125l. to Mrs. Ann Atwood, one of the daughters of Sir John Lawson, for half a year to Christmas last on her pension. Ibid.
Treasury order for the execution of a money warrant of Dec. 13 last, ut supra, p. 1062, for 50l. to Mris. Katherine [Gunter] (struck through and replaced by) George Gunter, executor to said Katherine. Ibid, p. 67.
Money warrant for 100l. to Dame Godetha Price for 1686, Lady day quarter, on her pension. Ibid, p. 68.
Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue to Richard Graham and Philip Burton 500l. (out of the 1,000l. paid into the Exchequer by Geo. Speake) as in part of 2,847l. 5s. 1d. payable to them. Disposition Book VI, p. 25.
Feb. 26. Henry Guy to the Customs Commissioners to deliver to Mr. Riva for the Queen, Customs free and unopened, a box now in the Custom House. Out Letters (General) XI, p. 43.
Same to the officers of the Mint. On your report the Treasury Lords desire you to employ Joseph Hart as balance maker to the Mint. Ibid, p. 45.
Same to Alderman Duncombe for an account by Monday next what remains unsatisfied upon any tallies on the Hereditary Excise for interest due to the goldsmiths and others [whose debts are funded like the said goldsmiths' debts]. Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to have sent up to London a box marked W. T. now in the storehouse at Dover. Give me notice of its arrival. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Neale [Master Worker of the Mint]. Make up your next [Mint] account to end at Michaelmas, 1687; and for the future make your accounts end at Michaelmas yearly. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Wardour [Clerk of the Pells]. Mr. Fox's accounts are not yet made up by the auditors because the auditor has not received the imprest roll from you. You are to finish said roll and deliver it to Mr. Fox. Ibid.
Same to the officers of the Board of Greencloth. It is the King's pleasure that Kath. Heydon, widow of Francis Heydon, late yeoman of the Pastry, have a pension of 12d. a day from Michaelmas last, she being in great distress. You are to put this pension on the establishment of the Household. Ibid.
Same to same to insert 10l. per an. in the establishment of the Household for Geo. Wyatt, organ blower to the Chapel Royal, ut supra, pp. 1183–4; petitioner being certified by the Dean of the Chapel Royal as an object of charity and necessary in the attendance there. Ibid, p. 46.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to restore to Oliver Tribert a little parcel of Purle and groundwork to be made into Point on payment of Custom: same having been seized by Simon Tomlins at Rochester, ut supra, p. 1186. Out Letters (Customs) XI, p. 13.
Treasury reference to same of the petition of Oliver Vaughan for a tidewaiter's place, London port: he having been always loyal in the worst of times and well experienced in accounts and in the business of the tide. Reference Book V, p. 29.
Same to same of the petition of John Ellesdon, gent., for a vacant landwaiter's place in Weymouth port; he being unable to obtain a report on a former petition for a surrendered landwaiter's place, Lyme port: petitioner having done faithful service in the Monmouth rebellion. Ibid.
Same to Richard Graham and Philip Burton of the petition of Lieut. Col. Douglas praying a Commission to the following, viz.: Inglebert Leides, Samuell Maydwell, William Douglas, Andr. Cole and James Cunningham, to enquire into the King's title to the premises, ut supra, pp. 837, 1085. Ibid.
Feb. 26. Treasury reference to the Attorney General of the petition of William Talbott, ironmonger, shewing that there is diverse great abuses committed in the weighing of goods by false beams by reason that beams are not sealed as weights and measures are; and it being a matter of difficulty and charge to settle the method of sealing beams therefore prays that he and such deputies as he shall appoint [be authorised] to seal all sorts of beams and for his charge and pains therein to receive such fees, for the sealing of every beam, as the King shall think fit. Reference Book V, p. 30.
Appending: a paper [missing] entitled "proposals about sealing the beams."
Same to Mr. Fillingham et al. of the petition of John Tooker concerning his account [as Receiver] for the last Six Months' Assessment for Somerset and Bristol; he praying some allowance therein to help to repair the great loss he has sustained therein, he having suffered much in the performance of his duty. Ibid.
Same to the Navy Commissioners of the petition of Tho. Matson, surgeon of the [King's] ship Bristol, praying payment of 54l. 5s. 11d. due to him upon three Navy bills for disbursements in the service of several of the King's ships. Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners of John Busby's petition for the place of Surveyor at Lynn [Regis]; petitioner's father having been sequestered and died in exile and petitioner having served with a merchant and acquired a knowledge of the Customs. Ibid.
Same to the Revenue Commissioners, Ireland, of the petition of Richd. White for the searcher's place at Dublin. Ibid, p. 31.
Same to Charles Toll et al. of the petition of Cicilia Bradley, wife of John Bradley, one of the late King's messengers. praying payment of money stated for her husband in the Book of Arrears [due to the late King's servants] and that same may "according to his assignment annexed [missing] be paid to her in part of alimony adjudged to her by the Ecclesiastical Court." Ibid.
Same to Mr. Hewer of the petition of Tho. Barker et al. the Grenadiers that came from Tangier in Capt. Mathew's Company of Foot Guards; praying payment of their arrears, they being all in poor condition. Ibid.
Same to Samuel Pepys, Secretary of the Admiralty, of the petition of William Bowtell and Sam. Robertson, merchants, praying that a former petition of theirs concerning a Dutch prize taken by Alle Rais, Canary Admiral of Algiers, and left with petitioners to be disposed of (which petition was referred to the Customs Commissioners), may first be referred to Secretary Pepys, to whom the King gave order to state the matter of fact and who was ordered by the King to certify the Treasury Lords what was done thereon relating to the said prize and goods. Ibid.
Same to Auditors Phillips and Done and to Phi. Frowde of the petition of Lord Ossulston as follows [concerning the late Lord Treasurer's award, ut supra, pp. 1139–40]. "That I may not be put upon harder terms than Col. Whitley, your Lordships may be pleased to understand his terms [as Farmer of the Post Office] at the end of his time and his award when he was questioned and of my circumstances in these two respects. Ibid, p. 32.
Col. Whitley's defalcations [see supra, pp. 460–2] in his five years [as farmer] came to 28,835l. 14s. 7d., which sum was paid him at the expiration of his time. The Earl of Rochester, then Lord Treasurer, that he might have some pretence for an award referred the stating of Whitley's accounts to two auditors, Phillips and Done, and to distinguish what letters ought to be carried without payment by the covenant and what the King was to pay for by the [said Farmer's] privy seal (which was impossible for them to do), yet to satisfy my Lord Rochester they brought in a blind report by which they allowed Whitley out of the sum demanded by him 995l. 5s. 0d. for [or under the terms of] his farm privy seal; which sum the Lord Treasurer increased to 5,943l. 3s. 8d. The remainder I conceive Col. Whitley refunded." Lord Ossulston demands for his time [of being Farmer of the Post Office] which was the same [length of period] as Col. Whitley, only 21,149l. 10s. 7d. for defalcations. The Earl of Rochester referred his account likewise to the same auditors, who allowed said Ossulston upon his privy seal only 114l. 2s. 0d., "which the Earl of Rochester increased to 3,212l. 12s. 9d., the remainder awarded, off this demand of 21,149l. 10s. 7d. as appears by Sir Robert Howard's certificate [was] but 15,588l. 15s. 0d.: so that there is unreceived of his demands 5,560l. 15s. 7d.: which as Col. Whitley was paid should have been received Midsummer, 1672, which from Midsummer, 1672, to Midsummer, 1686, when the bill was put into the Exchequer, is 14 years and one quarter. The said sum of 5,560l. 15s. 7d. is in his Majesty's hands with the interest for the said 14 years and a quarter, which with the principal amounts to 10,307l. 8s. 6d., which with the allowance the King was pleased to make Col. Whitley of 5,943l. 3s. 8d. if this [petititioner's present account] be a true account comes to 16,250l. 12s. 2d. Lord Ossulston ought to have better allowance than Col. Whitley because he was not assignee of the latter part of Lord Arlington's [Post Office Farm] time which made Whitley assignee."
Feb. 26. Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of James Paitfeild for a landwaiter's or coastwaiter's place in any outport, he having been clerk to the warehousekeeper, London port. Reference Book V, p. 33.
Same to Richard Kent, Receiver General and Cashier of Customs, of the petition of Randolph Wilmer, Customer of Strangers' Customs, London port, shewing that when said office was regranted him [see supra, p. 624] there was an arrear of 296l. 1s. 8d. due to him from 1682, Lady day, to 1686, Christmas, viz. 171l. 8s. 4d. on his old patent [up to the death of Charles II] and 124l. 13s. 4d. on his new one [since that time]: therefore praying an order for payment of 171l. 8s. 4d. by Henry Guy "as hath been done for others in the like case" and a dormant warrant for his salary in future and for said 124l. 13s. 4d. Ibid.
Feb. 26. Treasury reference to the Deputy Surveyor of Crown Lands of the petition of John Rooke, of Exeter, merchant, for extension of lease of a waste plot of ground called Bradninch in Exeter, he and his predecessors having been ancient tenants to the Crown therein, but turned out in the usurper's time and readmitted to the premises in 1663. Reference Book V, p. 33.
Same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Mr. Nicholas for a landwaiter's place in the Customs in consideration of 500l., which he lost in the King's service. Ibid.
Report to the King from the Treasury Lords on the petition of John Low, esq.; petitioner setting forth that in the reign of Henry VIII. (by patent dated 1527–8, Mar. 22) the manor of Alderwasley, co. Derby, was granted to his ancestors (Anthony Low and his heirs) (and Sir Tho. Cochin, Vincent Low and Thomas Longford were appointed to deliver possession): that in said manor there is a parcel of waste or common called the Millmoor or Millheymoor (Millehey or Milleland which was granted in the said patent with all wood and underwood at 26l. 10s. 0d. per an. and) which was enjoyed therewith till 1639, when above 800 acres thereof was by the Court of the Duchy [of Lancaster] decreed to the Crown upon a presumption that said grant was after 100 years' enjoyment not well executed (for that the livery was only executed by two of the abovesaid attorneys); and in 1640 Charles I granted same to Richd. Nevill and his heirs at the fee farm rent of 35l. 19s. 0d. per an., no part of which rent was ever paid to the Crown; (for) that the said Millmoor has been enjoyed as common till very lately; (that 4 Dec., 1676, a writ of seizure of said waste issued out of the Duchy Court and on Feb. 28 following the premises were by said Court assigned to Tho. Eyre) till payment of an arrear of 500l. odd charged in super upon same, said [custodiam] lease thereof granted being at 5l. per an.; and the arrears of said 5l. per an. to 1683 (1682), Michaelmas, together with the [abovesaid] other arrears (being more than the value of the said fee farm) were granted by Charles II (1683, Aug. 20) to Tho. Windham; that petitioner's grandfather and father and five of his uncles were commission officers for Charles I from the beginning of the rebellion to the end: therefore praying a grant of the said fee farm rent and a discharge of said arrears, in order to the quiet settling the said waste and establishing a fee farm rent to the Crown for same, petitioner being possessed of the interest of the said Nevill. Warrants not Relating to Money XII, pp. 20–2.
On reference hereof to Sir Thom. Chichley, Chancellor of said Duchy, and Sir Robt. Sawyer, Attorney General, they find the statements true and advise a discharge of said arrears "assigned to the beforenamed Mr. Windham and Tho. Eyre, esq.," and a grant of the Millmoor and premises to petitioner and his heirs in fee farm at 5l. per an., all by reason that the Crown is not likely in many generations to reap any benefit from those lands. But it will be necessary that the grant to Mr. Nevill in 1640 and the assignment to Mr. Eyre in 1676 be first surrendered. If such grant be made we advise "that the grant pass before the revenue of your said Duchy be vested in the Exchequer, for saving of charges."
Appending. said reports (1) of Sir Tho. Chichley undated; (2) of Sir R. Sawyer, dated 1686, June 19: said reports being in substance ut supra.
Feb. 26. Report to the Treasury Lords from William Blathwayt on the petition of Robson in behalf of Col. Stede, concerning the said Stede's salary. By the privy seal of 1680, Nov. 17, the late King ordered an establishment of 1,200l. per an. to Sir Richard Dutton as Governor in Chief of Barbados out of the Four and a Half per cent. duty. By an instruction, dated 1682, Dec. 10, a moiety thereof was directed, during said Governor's absence, to be paid to the Lieutenant Governor or Commander in Chief. By commission under the royal signet and sign manual, dated 1685, Mar. 30, said Stede was appointed Lieutenant Governor and Commander in Chief, to be exercised on the death or absence of said Dutton, who by the King's command left Barbados 1685, July 17, from which time Col. Stede has remained Commander in Chief upon the place. For 1½ years to Jan. 17 last there is therefore 900l. due to him for salary. Out Letters (Plantations General) I, p. 224.
Feb. 28. Money warrant for 40l. 13s. 4d. to Sir Robert Sawyer for half a year to Christmas last on his fee as Attorney General. Money Book VIII, p. 67.
Treasury order for the execution of the remainder of a money order of Jan. 4 last for 853l. 1s. 1d. for extraordinaries as Envoy Extraordinary to France. Order Book II, p. 20.
Appending: recordatur of the payment of 800l. hereon Jan. 5 last by Mr. Chudleigh, deputy to Teller Clifford.
Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt out of the following branches of the revenue, viz.: Disposition Book VI, p. 25.
l. s. d.
seizures 349 14
Tenths 409 11 2
[farm of duty on] unwrought wood 225 0 0
Recusants' forfeitures 146 6
£1,130 11 10¼
to issue as follows, viz.: 75l. to Lady Steward; 100l. to Lady Price; 125l. to Mris. Ann Atwood; 283l. 14s. 6d. to Mr. Lawrence in part of 1,183l. 14s. 6d. 150l. to Mr. Newton; 383l. 11s. 0d. to me [Guy] for secret service.
Same to same to issue to me [Guy] on my order of 900l. for secret service, 50l. being part of the fine of Mr. White paid into the Exchequer by the Lord Treasurer's Remembrancer. Ibid.
Same to same for a certificate what tallies have been struck for perpetual interest due to goldsmiths and others at Lady day, 1683, and what tallies remain unstruck for such interest due at that time, viz. "the sum in gross for which tallies are already struck and likewise the sum that remains unstruck upon my late Lord Treasurer's [Rochester's] warrant, which was confirmed" by the Treasury Lords Jan. 15 last. Out Letters (General) XI, p. 45.
Feb. 28. Henry Guy to the Navy Commissioners for a certificate how many men and ton of goods can go upon the frigates that are to attend the Duke of Albemarle to Jamaica. Out Letters (General) XI, p. 46.
Same to Mr. Graham and Mr. Burton, enclosing an extract [missing] of Mr. Shadrack Vincent's letter directed to the Treasury Lords. What expenses have he and the other persons therein referred to been put to in the service? Ibid.
Same to the Auditors of Imprests. Bring to the Treasury Lords the accounts of Col. Peircie Kirke as Governor of the late Garrison of Tangier. Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to deliver, Customs free and unopened, a trunk and box of books brought over from Dunkirk by Marlow, the Quaker, directed to Mr. Phillip Ellis, being for his Majesty's use. Ibid.
Treasury reference to William Hewer of the petition of the artificers [of the late Garrison] of Tangier, praying payment of their wages, they being no longer able to subsist without it. Reference Book V, p. 33.
Same to the Navy Commissioners of the petition of the officers and seamen of the Fubbs yacht, praying payment of their 4½ years' arrears of wages to preserve them and their families from ruin and misery. Ibid.
Same to same of the petition of the workmen of the dockyards of Deptford and Woolwich, praying payment of three quarters' arrears of pay. Ibid, p. 34.
Same to Mr. Hewer of the petition of William Swansborough, late a soldier at Tangier, praying that divers sums of money due to him from several soldiers late of Tangier, for meat, drink, washing etc. may be stopped in said Hewer's hands out of said several soldiers' pay. Ibid.
Same to same of the petition of Ann Vaughan, widow of Walter Vaughan, serjeant at Tangier, shewing that out of 35l. due to her husband she has received 9l. 3s. 3d., the remainder being stopped by the Major under pretence of debt due to him from her husband; therefore praying that said Major may be ordered to come to an account, so that petitioner may be further relieved. Ibid.
Same to William Blathwayt [as Auditor General of the Plantations] of the petition of Jane Crisp in behalf of Sir Robt. Robinson, Lieutenant Governor of Bermudas, praying a privy seal for 240l. per an. to said Robinson. Ibid, p. 34. Out Letters (Plantations Auditor) I, p. 225.
Same to the Navy Commissioners of the petition of Eliz. Aldridg etc., widow, [? and children] of John Aldridg, late purser of his Majesty's ship Bristol, praying payment of the money due to her husband to preserve them from perishing. Reference Book V, p. 34.
Same to Tho. Agar, Surveyor General of Woods, Trent South, of the memorial of Col. Oglethorpe touching the want of repairs at New Lodge in Windsor Forest. Ibid.
Feb. [sic erratum for Mar.] 1. Royal warrant to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for the discharge of 2,990l. 2s. 8½d. set in super upon William Kirkby as Receiver General for co. Lancs. of the Royal Aid and Additional Supply. The said Kirkby and Richard Kirkby, esq. (since deceased) became bound to Charles II in 10,610l. for the said William Kirkby's true accompting. Upon his accounts of the said Aid and Supply said William Kirkby appears indebted to the King 951l. 14s. 1d. He was also receiver for said county of the One Month's and Eleven Months' Assessments and with the said Richard Kirkby gave bond in 10,000l. for his true accompting as before. By his account of these last named assessments he appears indebted to the King 1,846l. 1s. 5½d. He was likewise Receiver for same county for the Poll and by his account thereof is indebted 192l. 7s. 2d. to the King thereon. The said sums making up the said total of 2,990l. 2s. 8½d. are hereby to be remised, released and for ever quit claimed in consideration of the steadfast loyalty of said Kirkby and his relations and particularly of the many good and faithful services of said William and Richard, and also of the poverty and low estate of said William and his utter inability to satisfy said balances and also in regard the said William only took the said receipt under and by direction of the said Richard, although his name was inserted in the commission for the same. King's Warrant Book XII, pp. 34–7.
This release is not to discharge the 300l. which in the said account of the One Month's and the Eleven Months' Assessments is set in super upon William Werden, gent., chief collector of said assessments for the hundred of Amounderness in said county.