Entry Book: December 1687, 16-20

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December 1687, 16-20

Dec. 16. Royal sign manual for 1,124l. 4s.0d. to Henry Guy, for secret service, without account: to be issued on the privy seal dormant of Dec. 15 inst. (Money warrant dated Dec. 16 hereon. Money order dated Dec. 16 hereon.) King's Warrant Book XII, p. 321. Money Book VIII, p. 332. Order Book II, p. 110.
Money warrant for 606l. 1s. 0d. to Charles Fanshaw, esq., being the surplusage on his account of the Queen Dowager's Portugal dowry money, ut supra, pp. 1596–7. (Money order dated Dec. 17 hereon.) Money Book VIII, p. 333. Order Book II, p. 111.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Cashier to pay Serjeant Philip Ryley 76l. for fees and riding charges in endeavouring to apprehend Hugh Bickham of Bristol, merchant, and Henry Player of Bridgwater, as by the warrant of Oct. 31 last, supra, p. 1569. Ibid.
Henry Guy to the Customs Commissioners to hasten their report on the proposal about ships transporting goods to Ireland without touching in England. You are to send this report to the Treasury Lords before Christmas. Out Letters (General) XI, p. 221.
Treasury reference to Mr. Hewer of the petition of William Gardner for payment of 5l. 1s. 9d. remaining due to him for working on the fortifications of Tangier ever since 1683. Reference Book V, p. 191.
Same to Sir Christopher Wren, Surveyor General of the Works, of the petition of Mathew Banks, master carpenter [of the Works], about a mistake in his patent, whereby he is excluded a whole year's salary amounting to 18l. 5s. 0d. Ibid.
Same to Richard Graham and Philip Burton of the petition of Ralph Bullemore for remission of the fine of 40 marks set on him in the King's Bench for an assault on Hannah Littleboy, who is unknown to him and a woman of very ill life and done by way of "trappan"; petitioner's father having been ever loyal and plundered of 1,500l. in the late wars. Ibid, p. 192.
Same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Richard Cox, shewing that on Feb. 7 last he imported 24,000lb. weight of tobacco and on the 10th of the same month 50,000lb. weight more and paid and secured the King's duty for both parcels and on the 22nd of same month did take out a certificate and cocquet for 41,018lb. weight, part of the said 50,000lb., in order to transport same, but his coopers by inadvertency took part of the 24,000lb. weight to make up the said quantity for exportation, for which he had 200l. damages given against him and his debenture forfeited: therefore praying that upon payment of the prosecutor's costs he may pass his debenture and be acquitted of the damages. Ibid.
Dec. 16. Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Fillibert Vernatty for the place of Symon Tomlyns, late dismissed from the collectorship of Rochester port. Reference Book V, p. 192.
Same to the Attorney General of the petition of Geo. Turner, esq., shewing that he lately served the King as sheriff of Surrey to the great prejudice of his estate: therefore praying the King to bestow upon him all waste lands in the parish of Lingfield, Surrey. Ibid, p. 193.
The Treasury Lords to the Lord Deputy of Ireland. We have prepared a draft of a new establishment of the expense in Ireland. Before we offer it to the King for his signature we think it necessary to send it to you. We desire you to consider the observations we have made in the margin. Send us with all speed any objections you may have, as this establishment has to take effect from Jan. 1 next. Out Letters (Ireland) V, p. 63.
Dec. 17. Henry Guy to Lord Dartmouth, enclosing the petition [missing, see supra, p. 1655] of Gregory Petrous, Armenian merchant, for delivery of a parcel of sword blades, and the Customs Commissioners' report [missing] thereon. Have you any objection to either of these papers? Out Letters (General) XI, p. 221.
Same to Mr. Hutchinson. The Treasury Lords have referred to the Attorney General the orders of Council and other papers relating to the importation of hair buttons. You are to fetch the said papers and attend the Attorney General with them. Ibid, p. 222.
Treasury reference to Mr. Fisher [Deputy Surveyor General of Crown Lands] of the petition of Jo[h]n and Mary Stubs, shewing that said Mary was executrix to her uncle, Sir John Webster, who furnished the late King during his exile with money etc. to the value of 12,000l., for which the King promised a reward suitable to his merit, but he died before anything was done; therefore praying a grant of some lands which they have discovered unjustly detained from the Crown. Reference Book V, p. 192.
Same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Rowland Woodyear and William Chaloner, shewing that Charles II granted to Sir Joseph Wagstaff for 31 years the sole benefit of transporting lampernes alive; that Sir Joseph assigned same to one Dighton, who being both since dead, petitioner enjoyed same, as Dighton's executor, up to the late King's death; that all the petty farms of the Customs have been duly paid except petitioner's: therefore praying a privy seal for payment of the arrears thereon and for continuance of the growing income therefrom for the remainder of the term therein, being seven years. Ibid, p. 193.
Dec. 17. Treasury reference to Sir Benj. Bathurst of the petition of Chris. Dodsworth et al. owners of the ship Hawke; shewing that said ship was taken by a privateer, and there being a small parcel of dust gold sent from aboard her by the ship's master to Sheare [? Sierra or Sherbro] in Guinea, same was unjustly condemned by the Court of Admiralty there; that on a hearing lately before the Barons of the Exchequer they made a decree for the King which yet stands respited "for them to apply to his Majesty for relief"; therefore praying remission of the severity of said decree and that the gold may be restored. Reference Book V, p. 193.
Same to the Attorney General of the petition of the merchants of Exeter and the order in Council of reference thereon, ut supra, pp. 1647–8, and the Customs Commissioners' report thereon. Ibid, p. 194.
Same to Mr. Toll, Mr. Twitty, Mr. Lowndes, Mr. Townsend and Mr. Done of the petition of Sir William Cooper, shewing that he and his father served Charles I and suffered above 18,000l. in his estate; that petitioner was one of the Band of Gentlemen Pensioners under Charles II until by reason of age and infirmities he assigned his place some few months before the death of Charles II and that there is 475l. [arrears] due to him [thereon]: therefore praying "the same favour as hath been done to Sir Tho. Row." Ibid.
Same to Mr. Fisher [Deputy Surveyor General of Crown Lands] of the petition of Philip Waldgrave for a fresh grant of the manor of Langenhoe, co. Essex, which has been confirmed to him and his heirs with the right of fishing in the waters thereto adjoining, but said fishery not being particularly bounded and so in danger of being avoided: therefore prays a fresh grant "circumscribed by the bounds mentioned in the draft annexed" [missing]. Ibid, p. 198.
Same to William Hewer of the petition of Capt. Charles Johnson, shewing that he had a Company in Tangier and after its arrival in England six months' pay was ordered to the Forces which came thence, but upon a pretence of debt from the several soldiers in said Campany the same was stopped in Hewer's hands, who refuses to pay same without Treasury order: therefore prays for his Company to be paid as the other Companies were "that so he may not be liable to the censure of the soldiers who are of opinion that the same hath been long since paid." Ibid.
Dec. 19. Treasury warrant dormant to Auditor Sir William Godolphin or his deputy as Auditor of Wales to make out debentures from time to time for Sir Edward Mansell, bart., for his fee or salary of 13l. 6s. 8d. per an. as steward of Pembroke and other manors and his allowance of 35l. 11s. 8d. per an. as Chamberlain of Carmarthen etc.: which fees etc. have usually been paid out of the revenue of South Wales. Money Book VIII, p. 333.
Dec. 19. Henry Guy to Lady Wood. In reply to yours of the 12th inst. the Treasury Lords expect you to send the order to me by bearer and to give security in 200l. by Friday next to abide by the award of Mr. Lowndes and Mr. Squibb on the matter in difference between you and Mr. Robinson: the award to be made Jan. 28 next. Mr. Robinson will deposit the like security. Out Letters (General) XI, p. 222.
Same to Mr. Hewer. Some time since Col. Peircy Kirke gave bond for his paying 472l. 2s. 8d. to Sir Tho. Fitch. Same has not been paid and Kirke has agreed to that sum being paid out of his Tangier arrears. You are to satisfy said bond out of the first money payable to Kirke on account of said arrears. Ibid.
Same to the Navy Commissioners. On Nov. 2 last the King ordered that you should certify the Treasury Lords once a month what [Navy] contracts are made in that month, at what rates, with whom and when the goods are to be delivered and the times of payment: and also that you should certify them what former contracts made by you were in being that are not complied with. Send such certificates to-morrow before noon so that my Lords may lay them before the King. Ibid.
Same to the Commissioners of the Victualling to report on the enclosed paper [missing] concerning the droit of 6d. per tun "demanded of the Victualling for shipping of beer at Dover." Ibid.
Same to the Board of Greencloth to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Mr. Jacob Hasinus, the Russian interpreter, praying allowance for his pains and charge in attending the Russian Ambassador. Ibid, p. 223.
Same to Mr. Plowman. Your instructions are agreed to by the Treasury Lords, but you are first to give security. My Lords think that your salary of 200l. per an. should be paid at New York "according to the usual payment of that place." Ibid.
Same to Sir Robert Clayton. The executors of Dame Barbara Villiers have a pension of 500l. per an. out of the Post Fines. They complain that it is in arrear since 1686, Lady day. By the patent it ought to have been constantly paid. You are forthwith to satisfy the arrears thereon and to pay the growing payments thereon for the remainder of the term. Ibid.
The Treasury Lords to the Earl of Derby at Knowsley, co. Lancs. Send us the Book of Rates by which the Customs in the Isle of Man are collected, as without it the Customs Commissioners cannot offer their opinion concerning the treaty with you for the farming of said Customs. Ibid.
Same to the Dean and Chapter of York. Several sums of money collected in 1680 for the Redemption of Captives [in Barbary] have been concealed and detained in the hands of divers persons. In order to a discovery thereof direction has of late been given to examine all the accounts in the Council Chamber sent up by the bishops and their deputies for that purpose. But from the diocese of York there is only a letter to be found, which now lies before us, and by the contents thereof we have great reason to believe that all the said moneys collected in your diocese were not truly answered. Nothing is expected of you but to communicate the contents hereof to the several Registers, who are required to send up an exact account of what was collected for said purpose in their respective jurisdictions in the manner and from of the other accounts now in the custody of Mr. Middleton; and further to send a copy hereof to the Register at Nottingham. "What may be further necessary to be said on this occasion we leave to Mr. Middleton." Ibid, p. 224.
Dec. 19. The Treasury Lords to Dr. Montagu, Vice Chancellor of Cambridge, on the above matter. It appears that no [Redemption collection] moneys have been returned from your University. The collections of the several Colleges in Oxford were returned distinctly by themselves, and Mr. Middleton informs us that for several years past your university has been very liberal in their contributions to pious and charitable uses. This gives us great reason to think that there was money collected and hitherto detained. You are to inform yourself herein and satisfy us what was collected and to whom paid. Out Letters (General) XI, p. 224.
Same to Dr. Parham of Norwich. The abovesaid Mr. Middleton has written several times to Norwich about Redemption moneys as above collected in that diocese and not paid into the Chamber of London pursuant to the late King's patent. We are informed that all the said moneys were paid to the late Bishop and his secretary save 190l. which was returned to his lordship's correspondent in London, "who paid into the said Chamber all moneys collected in the said diocese by the said bishop's order and hath discharges for the same." As divers of the King's poor subjects are under Turkish slavery, it is just and reasonable that all the said moneys be truly answered. "We are informed the sum is 34l."This must speedily be sent up and paid into the Exchequer or to Mr. Middleton as the [late bishop's] executor shall think fit. Ibid.
Same to Dr. Jones, Chancellor of the diocese of Bristol. The sum of 27l. 6s. 0d. was paid to Dr. William Gulston, late Bishop of Bristol, by Dr. Jroinpde [sic for Ironside], late Archdeacon of Dorset, being Redemption moneys as above collected in co. Dorset, as by a certificate dated 1682, April 1. No such sum was paid into the Chamber of London by said bishop and the bishop's executor neglects to answer letters thereon. We desire your assistance herein. Ibid, p. 225.
Henry Guy to Mr. Blathwayt. The Treasury Lords agree to advancing Mr. Horsdeznell (Horsdesneel, Hordesnel, Horsdernell) 20l. for supply of his present occasions, but same is to be deducted out of his salary when due. Ibid, p. 228. Out Letters (Plantations Auditor) I, p. 279.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to employ Francis White as landwaiter, London port, loco Robert Willy, a good officer but infirm and to be superannuated with 40l. per an. out of White's salary. Out Letters (Customs) XI, pp. 102, 102b, 103, 104, 105.
William Holmes as waterman, London port, loco Samuell Cordwill.
Marke Wildbore as collector of Whitehaven port at 60l. per an.; the collection thereof having been hitherto managed by Mr. Christian, customer of Carlisle port, at his present patent salary and 30l. per an. for a clerk, but he not having so constantly attended that service as that place requires, being a place of growing trade, but under him chiefly managed by uncertain deputies; and a deputed collector being absolutely necessary now to be established there.
Tho. Mortimer as tidesman, Newcastle port, loco Edward Kynaston, lately deceased.
Tho. Coward as one of two additional tidesmen for Liverpool port as proposed by the Customs Commissioners' memorial of the 14th inst.
Phillip Butler as waiter and searcher, Lancaster port, loco William Houghton, superannuated.
Godfry Hardress as waiter and searcher, Bideford port, loco Robert Chichester, lately deceased.
Richard Massey (one of the tidesmen, Chester port) as waiter and searcher at Mostyn and Flint in Chester port loco Richard Fleming, lately deceased.
John Dunaway (Duning) as tidesman and boatman in Looe port loco Thomas Leash, lately dismissed for fraud.
William Alphin as a tidesman in Plymouth port loco Edward Mohun, who has deserted the service.
Thomas Burdett as an additional waiter and searcher in Barnstaple port.
Dec. 19. Treasury reference to the Excise Commissioners of the petition of Jacob Sheldrake for the place of John Hussey, lately deceased, as correspondent to the collectors of the Excise Office. Reference Book V, p. 194.
Same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Benjamin Nelham for a quaywaiter's place in the Custom House [London], he having experience in most sort of merchandise. Ibid, p. 197.
Treasury warrant to Auditor William Aldworth to discharge a multitude of desperate debts or supers as follows out of the account of Stephen Lilly, Receiver General of the General Letter Office, and Penny Post Office, as by the privy seal of Aug. 31 last (see supra, p. 1516): the persons concerned being poor and not able to pay the sums due from them, as is certified by Phillip Frowd, Governor of the General and Penny Post: same amounting to 2,479l. 11s. 4d. in the General Letter Office and 142l. 11s. 10d. in the Penny Post Office. Warrants not Relating to Money XII, pp. 185–8.
Appending: schedule of said dead or desperate Post Office debts charged on the Receivers of the Penny Post: as certified by Nath. Castleton and Ph. Frowde:
From 1682, Dec. 11, to 1683, Dec. 8.
Moncke, Receiver, haberdasher in the Old Bailey: 362 letters: gone into White Fryers.
Davis, Receiver, coffeewoman in Crutched Fryers: 336 letters: gone none knows whither.
Walker, Receiver, chandler at Scotland Yard Gate: 501 letters: gone to Ireland.
Hannah, Receiver, coffeewoman in Blackfriars: 29 letters: removed against New Inn Gate in Wich Street.
Strange, Receiver, smith at Hackney: 468 letters: dead and worth nothing.
Ruttland, Receiver, coffeeman in Castle Alley, Cornhill: 442 letters: desperate, gone into the Mint, Southwark.
Knowles, Receiver, bookseller at corner Tower Street: 156 letters: gone into Ireland.
Brothers, Receiver, victualler at New Crane: 26 letters: removed to Shadwell.
Bartholomew, Receiver, chandler in St. Thomas's, Southwark: 57 letters: desperate.
Richenson, Receiver, public notary at Redriff Wall: 15 letters: poor.
Priteheard [Pritcherd], Receiver, barber at the Dog's Head: 16 letters: poor.
South Office: 493 letters: charged upon Mr. Wilkins, sorter, gone into the Fryers and very poor.
Hall, messenger, Greenwich: 687 letters: run away and his security worth nothing.
odd letters the Receivers would not pay for, 302. total, 3,890 letters: less a tenth leaves 3,501 letters at 1d. per piece is 14l. 11s. 9d.
From 1683, Dec. 10, to 1683–4, Mar. 1.
Peate, Receiver, chandler in Shoreditch: 203 letters: dead and worth nothing.
odd letters the Receivers will not pay for, 50. total, 253 letters [less a tenth]: postage, 19s. 0d.
From 1683–4, Mar. 3, to 1684, May 24.
Popero, Receiver, victualler at Mile End: 440 letters: gone, none knows whither.
Hodges, Receiver, coffeewoman in Goodman Fields: 73 letters: paid to Wood, not a messenger [who is] run away, his security worth nothing.
odd letters the Receivers will not pay for, 84. total letters, 597 [less a tenth]: postage, 2l. 4s. 10d.
From 1684, May 26, to Aug. 16.
Hobson, Receiver, cook at Redriffe Wall: 8 letters: lives in the same place, but will not pay.
odd letters the Receivers will not pay for, 9. total 17 letters: postage, 1s. 5d.
From 1684, Aug. 18, to Dec. 6.
Hillman, Receiver, toyseller in Wallbrook: 238 letters: gone off into the country.
Morris [? Morrison], messenger, Lambeth: 776 letters: run away and his security worth nothing.
Blunt, Receiver, bookseller at Charing Cross: 80 letters: overscored and therefore will not pay.
Darker, Receiver, grocer in St. Martins Lane: 579 letters: gone, none knows whither.
Pillkinton, Receiver, coffeeman in Broad Street: 445 letters: poor and desperate.
Brown, Receiver, victualler at Eltham: 14 letters: overscored and will not pay: reported to be in the King's Bench prison.
Hater, Receiver, tinman in Cheapside: 229 letters: not to be heard of.
odd letters the Receivers will not pay for, 174.
total letters (tenths deducted), 1,917: postage, 12l. 3s. 1d.
From 1684, Dec. 8, to 1685, Mar. 25.
Bush, Receiver, grocer in Rude Lane: 445 letters: gone, none knows whither.
Huddeston, Receiver, coffeeman without Aldgate: 568 letters: gone, none knows whither.
Bell, Receiver, translator in Poplar: 15 letters: overscored and will not pay.
Osborne, Receiver, coffeeman in Chestwell Street: 203 letters: paid to Fleetwood, a messenger who run away with the money, and his security worth nothing.
Porter, Receiver, buttonseller in Paternoster Row: 176 letters: paid ut supra.
Stone, Receiver, coffeeman in Carter Lane: 163 letters: paid ut supra.
Wolfe, Receiver, coffeeman at Dowgate Hill: 79 letters: paid ut supra.
Morris, Receiver, cabinet makers in Cheapside: 200 letters: paid ut supra.
Holloway, Receiver, chandler in the Ould Change: 198 letters: paid ut supra.
How, Receiver, grocer in Wheeler Street, Spitalfields: 305 letters: gone, none knows where.
Sherife, Receiver, fringemaker against Durham Yard: 623 letters: dead, worth nothing.
Martin, Receiver, coffeeman in Long Acre: 399 letters: gone off, none knows where.
Sherley, messenger, Brampford [Brentford]: 848 letters: run away, his security dead and worth nothing.
Jeff, Receiver, oilman at Charing Cross: 445 letters: gone to Jamaica.
Hows, Receiver, tinman at Cheapside: 446 letters: gone to Boston in Lincolnshire.
Voyce, Receiver, victualler in the Minories: 217 letters: poor and desperate.
Hermitage Office: 300 letters: charged upon the sorter, Mr. Wood, dead and worth nothing.
Holebrook, Receiver, victualler at Holloway: 49 letters: dead and desperate.
Wayneman, Receiver, victualler by Fleet Ditch: 425 letters: gone into Ireland.
Hain, Receiver, grocer in Brook Street, Holborn: 253 letters: dead and worth nothing.
Prichard, Receiver, victualler in King Street, Bloomsbury: 116 letters: in the Mint in Southwark.
St. Paul's Office: 1,420 letters: charged upon the salter [sorter], Mr. Herbert, gone off poor.
James, Receiver, victualler at Battersea: 56 letters: paid to Tho. Mess[enge]r, a messenger [who is] run away and his security worth nothing.
Gray, Receiver, victualler at Wandsworth: 372 letters: paid ut supra.
Chesham, Receiver, coffeeman in Richmond: 295 letters: paid ut supra.
Polbrook, Receiver, translator at Sheene: 25 letters: paid ut supra.
Dannett, Receiver, victualler at Mortlake: 54 letters: paid ut supra.
Jones, Receiver, victualler at Barnes: 36 letters: paid ut supra.
Branton, Receiver, victualler at Putney: 168 letters: paid ut supra.
odd letters the Receivers will not pay for: 181 letters.
total, 9,080 letters, tenths deducted: postage, 37l. 16s. 8d.
For the year ended 1686, Lady day.
Gray, Receiver, coffeeman against the New Exchange: 446 letters: paid to Slade the messenger [who is] gone away with the money and his security worth nothing.
Smith, Receiver, chandler in Ryder Street: 119 letters: paid ut supra.
Brookes, Receiver, sempstress in Drury Lane: 197 letters: paid ut supra.
Noakes, Receiver, grocer, New Street: 367 letters: paid ut supra.
Blunt, Receiver, bookseller at Charing Cross: 327 letters: paid ut supra.
Sandys, Receiver, milliner, German Street: 100 letters: paid ut supra.
Granwall, Receiver, innholder, Knightsbridge: 241 letters: paid to Sherley the messenger [who is] run away with the money, the security worth nothing.
Warden, Receiver, shoemaker at Brentford: 366 letters: paid ut supra.
Tayler, Receiver, victualler at Chiswick: 365 letters: paid ut supra.
Taylour, Receiver, victualler at Thistleworth: 203 letters: paid ut supra.
Brumley, Receiver, chandler, Church Street, Soho: 105 letters: paid to Moor the messenger [who is] gone for a Trooper, his security gone to Ireland.
Strowde, Receiver, coffeeman at St. James's Gate: 311 letters: paid ut supra.
Osmond, Receiver, victualler, Rickmansworth: 112 letters: paid to Jones the messenger [who is] dead and his security worth nothing.
Bird, Receiver, victualler, Harrow on the Hill: 40 letters: paid ut supra.
Pond, Receiver, victualler, Pinner: 57 letters: paid ut supra.
Browne, Receiver, innholder, Uxbridge: 54 letters: paid ut supra.
Winter, messenger, Chelsea: 49 letters: overscored and will not pay.
Roche, messenger, Brentford: 124 letters: overscored and will not pay.
Flower, Receiver, coffeeman, Pall Mall: 362 letters: gone, none knows where.
Procter, Receiver, coffeeman in the Savoy: 215 letters: gone, none knows where.
Martine, Receiver, coffeeman in Long Acre: 398 letters: done, gone knows where.
Deane, Receiver, stationer in Cranborne Street: 161 letters: near the Helmet in Drury Lane, but desperate.
Gravener, Receiver, chandler in Bowling Alley: 253 letters: dead and worth nothing.
Horseley, Receiver, coffeeman against the Bell in the Strand: 262 letters: gone away, none knows where.
Harrowdine, Receiver, milliner against St. Clement's Inn Gate: 493 letters: paid to Treason the messenger [who is] dead and his security worth nothing.
Hallett, Receiver, grocer, Whit Street: 344 letters: paid ut supra.
Eaglesfeild, Receiver, stationer, Fleet Street: 24 letters: paid ut supra.
Birch, Receiver, milliner, Fleet Street: 369 letters: gone into Ireland.
Brant, Receiver, victualler, Colney Hatch: 68 letters: gone, [none] knows where.
Hartley, Receiver, coffeeman in Salisbury Court: 379 letters: gone, none knows where.
Prince, Receiver, chandler in Hatton Garden: 360 letters: in the Mint in Southwark.
Head, Receiver, coffeeman in Whitefryers: 129 letters: gone, none knows where.
Lamkin, Receiver, grocer in Little Queen Street: 283 letters: gone, none knows where.
Nicholls, Receiver, victualler in K[ing] Street, Bloomsbury: 179 letters: gone into Wales.
Cartwright, Receiver, victualler in Queenhythe: 194 letters: paid to Clare the messenger [who is] gone for a soldier and his security worth nothing.
Leonard, Receiver, coffeeman in Cateaton Street: 279 letters: gone, none knows where.
Parker, Receiver, cutler in Newgate Street: 27 letters: overscored and will not pay.
Wolfe, Receiver, coffeeman in Dowgate Hill: 150 letters: overscored and will not pay.
Barker, Receiver, chandler in the Ould Change: 23 letters: gone, none knows where.
Baker, Receiver, coffeeman in Watling Street: 140 letters: gone, none knows where.
Powde, Receiver, Bagnio coffeehouse in Newgate Street: 127 letters: in the Mint in Southwark.
Bennitt, Receiver, coffeeman, Holborn Conduit: 28 letters: overscored and will not pay.
Frowde, Receiver, coffeeman in Spitalfields: 12 letters: overscored and will not pay.
Pepys, Receiver, upholsterer in Fenchurch Street: 391 letters: dead and worth nothing.
Shephard, Receiver, coffeeman, London Bridge: 584 letters: gone off, none knows where.
Seamour, Receiver, barber, Lime Street Corner: 177 letters: dead and worth nothing.
Bringhurst, Receiver, printer, Gracechurch Street: 494 letters: gone to Pennsylvania.
Jones, Receiver, salesman, Little Tower Hill: 36 letters: overscored and will not pay.
Cumber, Receiver, smith, Croydon: 681 letters.
Cooper, Receiver, victualler, Streatham: 119 letters.
Bradley, Receiver, victualler, Carshalton: 215 letters.
Roberts, Receiver, victualler, Mitcham: 255 letters.
Elliott, Receiver, victualler, Tooting: 37 letters.
Stanton, Receiver, innholder, Upper Tooting: 54 letters.
Play, Receiver, victualler, Whaddon: 9 letters.
Harrwood, Receiver, victualler, Newington Butts: 22 letters.
Handcock, Receiver, victualler, Deptford: 16 letters.
Colegate, Receiver, vintner, Woolwich: 165 letters.
Barber, Receiver, victualler, Woolwich: 120 letters.
Loather, Receiver, victualler, Charleton: 27 letters.
Archer, Receiver, ciderman, Deptford: 178 letters.
Daniell, Receiver, coffeeman, Bridgefoot in Southwark: 347 letters: gone off into the Mint in Southwark.
Medley, Receiver, victualler, Battersea: 37 letters: overscored and will not pay.
Smallpeece, Receiver, victualler, Clapham or Peckham: 34 letters: overscored and will not pay.
Toiles, Receiver, vintner, Rotherhithe: 36 letters: overscored and will not pay.
Broughton, Receiver, victualler, Putney: 12 letters: overscored and will not pay.
Daukins, Receiver, victualler, Battersea: 49 letters: dead, worth nothing.
Handcock, Receiver, victualler, Peckham: 114 letters: paid to Whithorn the messenger [who is] gone for a soldier, his security worth nothing.
Moore, Receiver, turnkey in the King's Bench: 3,688 letters: dead and desperate.
Clynn, messenger, Lambeth: 68 letters: overscored and will not pay.
odd letters this year the Receivers will not pay for, 857.
l. s. d.
total [for the year ended 1686, Lady day], 17,893 letters: [less tenths]: postage thereon 74 11 1
total for the year ended 1685, Lady day 67 16 9
total £142 7 10
[General Post Office] debts due to the King [from provincial postmasters, being debts] that are desperate.
Will Rosse of Saffron Walden, very poor 46 17 0
Will Jones of Lanumdocury [Llanwnda], very poor 6 11 3
Tho. Dod of Chester, forgiven already 396 12 3
Nicho. Thatcher, a letter carrier, desperate 17 9 1
Abraham Volat of Colchester, desperate. 16 0 0
Tho. Roadmain of Northall, dead, very poor. 18 1 8
Koch Hichcocke of Ludlow, desperate 31 16 2
Jno. Shelvock of Shrewsbury, worth nothing 0 0 6
Edw. Squire of Ely, dead, worth nothing 0 3 4
Edward Lott of Ashford, run away, worth nothing 2 8 6
Tho. Mareloston of Mudston, dead in gaol, worth nothing 65 7 0
Edward Sinkerston of Potherb, desperate these seven years 32 3 1
Tho. Kelly of Richmond, run away, worth nothing 69 18 5
Ann Bradley of Harrington, dead, worth nothing 2 5 10
Robert Hoxon of Dunstable, dead, very poor 0 16 10
Daniell Deering of Sudbury, worth nothing 5 16 0
Jno. Masterson of Canterbury, desperate, worth nothing, forgiven 119 11 2
Will. Stoving of Hastings, very poor 29 13 6
Jno. Hull of Huntingdon [his] security offers 80l: to be included in a privy seal for discharge, they being not able to pay more 173 14 3
Jno. Aylward of Bookles [? Beccles], dead, a soldier, a drummer 84 11 4
Jno. Clerk of Shorenos [? Shorne], dead, poor 0 8 5
William Meridith of Saffron Walden, run away, poor 6 14 6
Tho. Thacker of Colvedon, prisoner in the King's Bench 4 0 0
Rich. Rider of Ely, dead, poor 0 9 6
Dorothy Haddinol of Shorber, poor and desperate 90 11 3
Malachy Bale of Exeter, he and security died in execution 994 12 3
Bryan Shorte of Nottingham, desperate 18 19 9
Richd. Emos of Barford, dead, poor 18 3 11
Tho. Carter of Tunbridge, desperate 46 9 4
James Minkey, a letter carrier, desperate 14 7 0
Ralph Breerton of the Foreign [Letter] Office, dead five years and upwards and very poor 144 9 9
Will. Emos of Rumford, dead and his security worth nothing 20 7 7
£2,479 11 4
Dec. 20. Royal sign manual for 648l. 15s. 0d. to Henry Guy, for secret service, without account: to be issued on the 20,000l. privy seal dormant of Dec. 15 inst. (Money warrant dated Dec. 20 hereon. Money order dated Dec. 21 hereon.) King's Warrant Book XII, p. 326. Money Book VIII, p. 335. Order Book II, p. 111.
Same for 100l. to John Dunston of London, merchant, Governor of the Company of White Paper Makers, as royal bounty for the pains and charges of said Company in prosecuting Theodore Johnson of London, merchant, for seducing away and corrupting their covenant servants: to be issued on said privy seal dormant and to be satisfied out of said Johnson's King's Bench fine. (Money warrant dated Dec. 20 hereon. Money order dated Dec. 22 hereon.) King's Warrant Book XII, p. 327. Money Book VIII, p. 336. Order Book II, p. 112.
Royal warrant to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal for a grant to Charles Gerard, esq., commonly called Charles, Lord [Visct.] Brandon, of the estate of Charles, Earl of Macclesfield, to hold to him or his nominees during said Earl's outlawry, viz. his manors, lands etc. in the counties of Chester, Lancaster, Middlesex and Northumberland or elsewhere in England or Wales in his possession on or before 1686, Nov. 8, the day on which he was outlawed, subject to all the rents and services arising out of the premises; and likewise of the personal estate of said Earl being forfeited as above: with a proviso that the manors of Bosley and Siddington, co. Chester, mortgaged in 1640 by Sir Edward Fitton, deceased, to Mris. King and now vested in Thomas Jolliff in trust for Sir Alexander Fitton, kt., Chancellor of Ireland, shall still be liable to the interest money on said mortgage: and with further proviso that Lady Anne, youngest daughter of said Earl of Macclesfield and now wife of William Elrington, shall have the annuity of 80l. per an. payable out of the premises for her separate maintenance as from Sept. 29 last and so that her husband may have no power to intermeddle therewith. Further, the said herein great seal is to contain the king's pardon and discharge to said Charles, Lord Brandon, of all treasons of which the attainders are reversed or not reversed and of all misprisions, crimes, misdemeanours etc. to this time, and a grant and restitution to him of all his estates, rights, title etc. in his own right or in that of his wife; and likewise a grant to him of all arrears of rents and profits of the premises due at or since the time of any treason. King's Warrant Book XII, pp. 332–3.
Dec. 20. Royal warrant to Thomas Powys, Attorney General, and Sir William Williams, Solicitor General, to acknowledge satisfaction upon record of the fine of 200l. imposed in Michaelmas term, 1683, against John Gutch, who was then convicted of high misdemeanour in speaking scandalous and seditious words against Charles II and his Government and was sentenced to stand in the pillory at Wells in Somerset. Further, as far as the King is concerned the said Gutch is hereby to be discharged of the judgment passed upon him on the bill in the King's Bench exhibited against him by Peter, then Bishop of Bath and Wells and now Bishop of Winchester, on the statute de scandalis magnatum on behalf of Charles II and of said bishop: all by reason that upon said Gutch's petition the King is moved with compassion in respect of his long imprisonment and other punishment undergone. King's Warrant Book XII, p. 334.
Same to Francis, Lord Howard of Effingham, Governor of Virginia, to deliver to Capt. Simon Rowe, commander of the King's ship Dunbarton, to his own use without account, a boat with clothes etc. belonging to certain pirates between Smiths Island and the Main, the said Rowe having lately manned a sloop and taken said boat and clothes etc.: all which it is the King's pleasure to bestow upon him for his own use without account. Ibid, p. 335.
Same to the Auditors of Imprests to allow 640l. 10s. 0d. to Richard, Earl of Ranelagh, upon his account to 1687, Dec. 31, as Paymaster General of the Forces, being for the building of a more convenient Sutlery at the main Guard in Whitehall. Ibid.
Same to same to similarly allow to said Earl of Ranelagh on his abovesaid account 150l. paid by him 1687, Nov. 9, to Sir Thomas Chambers in full consideration of all damages done to the grounds and enclosures of the said Chambers in or near Hounslow Heath by the marching and exercising of the Forces encamped there in the summers of 1686 and 1687. Ibid, p. 339.
Same to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal for a grant to Anthony Favan D'Mounchou of the office or place of Serjeant of the King's harthounds. Ibid, p. 340.
Same to same to acknowledge satisfaction upon record of the fine of 20 marks set upon Andrew Owen, who in Michaelmas term, 1685, was convicted in the King's Bench of barratry: the King being pleased upon his petition to pardon him said fine and all process and imprisonment thereon. Ibid.
Dec. 20. Money warrant for 273l. to Sir John Lyttcott for three months to Nov. 25 last on his ordinary of 3l. a day as Agent at Rome. (Money order dated Dec. 21 hereon.) Money Book VIII, p. 336. Order Book II, p. 111.
Treasury warrant dormant to the Customs Cashier to pay the salary of 12l. per an. each to the five undersearchers in London port, viz. to Richard Goodlade, Charles Beavoir, Robt. Burton and Richard Pearce, who are named in the privy seal of the 15th inst., ut supra, p. 1646, and to Anthony Meeke and Robert Cowley, who have a [joint] grant of [the remaining] one of the above five undersearchers' places. (Henry Guy to same, dated same, to so pay same.) Money Book VIII, p. 337. Disposition Book VI, p. 140.
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. 137–8.
Out of the Customs. l. s. d.
to the Treasurer of the Navy on the Navy's weekly money on account of 400,000l. for the year's naval service beginning 1686, Lady day 3,000 0 0
to ditto for the c[redito]rs of the Navy 1,000 0 0
to ditto to pay off warrant officers [arrears due before 1686, Lady day] 200 0 0
to the Keeper of the Privy Purse 1,000 0 0
to me [Guy] for secret service 148 15 0
Out of the imposition on wine and vinegar.
to the Treasurer of the Navy on the Navy's weekly money as above 4,000 0 0
Out of the loans on the Linen Duty Act.
to the Treasurer of the Ordnance [on the Ordnance Office's] ordinary 2,000 0 0
to the Earl of Ranelagh for the Forces 3,000 0 0
Out of the Excise.
to ditto for the Forces 8,000 0 0
to Mr. Rose for jewels 500 0 0
to Sir John Lytcott 273 0 0
to the Paymaster of the Works for the building at Whitehall 500 0 0
to Mr. Roberts for the building at Windsor 500 0 0
to Sir Robert Vyner for plate 500 0 0
to me [Guy] for secret service 500 0 0
Out of Hearthmoney.
to the Cofferer of the Household 2,000 0 0
to the Treasurer of the Chamber for the ordinary of the Office of the Chamber 1,000 0 0
to Visct. Preston for the Great Wardrobe 1,000 0 0
(Same, dated same, to the Customs Cashier, enclosing the paper of the disposition of the Customs cash for the present week; said paper including only the above five Customs items.) (Same, dated same, to the Commissioners of Excise and Hearthmoney, enclosing the like paper of the disposition of the cash of those branches of the revenue; said paper including for the Hearthmoney only the above three Hearthmoney items; and for the Excise the above seven Excise items [payable out of the Exchequer], together with the following items [payable direct out of the Excise Office on tallies], viz. 1,000l. to pay off Excise tallies in Mr. Toll's hands; 500l. for the bankers' tallies; 1,000l. on Sir Benj. Bathurst's privy seal; 160l. for the fishery at Yarmouth.)
Dec. 20. Henry Guy to Mr. Griffin [Treasurer of the Chamber] out of the abovesaid 1,000l. to pay 623l. 8s. 0d. to "the Right Honble. and Reverend Mr. Petre" for travelling charges etc. for several persons who attended his Majesty's chapel according to the Lord Chamberlain's warrant of the 19th inst.: "but you are to take notice that the sum of 46l. 14s. 6d. inserted in the said warrant for the fees of the said 623l. 8s. 0d. is not to be paid by his Majesty": likewise to pay out of the said 1,000l. the sum of 125l. to Bishop Leybourn for this Christmas quarter [as or] on the Lord Almoner's allowance. Disposition Book VI, p. 139.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to advance 457l. 3s. 6d. to Mr. Robinson, lately employed in his Majesty's service in Sweden: to be advanced out of the like sum now remaining in the Exchequer for him for his extraordinaries in that service, "detaining the fees of the Exchequer for that sum." The Treasury Lords will take care that warrants be sent to you in a short time for the regular discharge thereof. Ibid.
Same to the Chancellor of the Exchequer to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of the Auditors of Imprests, praying an allowance for auditing the accounts of the additional [Customs and wine] duties. Out Letters (General) XI, p. 225.
Same to Lord Ossulston. You were given time till Christmas to make the second payment of the money awarded against you, ut supra, p. 1577. The Treasury Lords expect that the money be actually paid into the Exchequer by Christmas day. Ibid.
Same to the Attorney General to prepare the powers and instructions necessary to enable an Escheator in the West Indies to discharge his office. Mr. Blathwayte will attend you herein. Ibid.
Same to Sir Christopher Wren. The Treasury Lords have ordered 500l. this week for the Works at Windsor. Take the most seasonable time to gravel the Terrace Walk there and defray the charges thereof out of the said money. Ibid, p. 226.
Same to Mr. Hewer, enclosing (a) infra. Ibid.
Appending: (a) letter, dated Dec. 19 inst., to Henry Guy from Cha. Robinson, Corbett Hene and J. Hope. Since the King's order of 1686, Sept. 17, for bringing in to the officers the accounts of moneys due from the soldiers of the King's Regiment of Guards which served at Tangier the King has (on the application of Major St. John and Major Tiffin on behalf of the Tangier officers) declared his pleasure that the persons concerned should be paid according to their muster rolls as others of those officers had been. Please inform the Treasury Lords that this second order of his Majesty caused us to defer giving in our accounts, but if my Lords require them we are ready to speedily deliver them.
Dec. 20. Henry Guy to the Commissioners of Excise and Hearthmoney. On your presentment of this day you are to prosecute Visct. Grandison and Henry Howard, esq., on their bond for the 790l. which they ought to have paid to the King at Midsummer, 1686. Out Letters (General) XI, p. 226.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to deliver the following goods, Customs free, in compassion. Ibid, p. 227.
Appending: petition to the Treasury Lords from Jean Rambonnet, refugee French Protestant, for delivery of 34 yards of cloth which he took in Holland in payment of money due to him and which is seized at Ipswich and 8s. 6d. a yard duty demanded thereon, which is more than the cloth is worth, and said cloth is all that petitioner has in the world to start him in his trade as a glover.
Same to the Customs Cashier. Send "to this place" [the Treasury Chambers] every Tuesday morning during the ensuing holy days your [weekly] certificates of the Customs. They will be immediately conveyed to me. (The like note to Mr. Duncombe for the Excise weekly certificates; and to Mr. Lilly for the Post Office weekly certificates.) Ibid.
Same to Mr. Culliford. It is the King's pleasure that you shall be a Commissioner of the Customs here [in England] loco Sir John Buckworth, who is deceased. You are forthwith to come over [from Ireland] on receipt hereof. Ibid, p. 288.
Same to Mr. Graham and Mr. Burton to report on Mr. Hall's accounts enclosed [missing]. Ibid, p. 289.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Susanna King, praying favour for her husband, landwaiter in Looe port, who was suspended for being concerned in detaining a silver flower pot wrecked in that port: he having good certificates of fidelity. Reference Book V, p. 194.
Same to Mr. Blathwayt of the petition of Jane and Mary Robinson, daughters of Sir Robert Robinson, Lieutenant Governor of Bermudas; shewing that the Treasury Lords directed 240l. to their father for a year's salary due in Oct. last, but they could not receive it, there being no warrant signed for it; and that since then it has been directed to be paid out of the revenue of Bermudas, but Mr. Blathwayt informs them there is no [money available out of] such revenue there. Ibid, p. 196. Out Letters (Plantations Auditor) I, p. 281.
Same to Thomas Hall of the petition of Math. Plowman, proposing Andrew Barry of the Temple and John Cavanagh of London as sureties for him in his office of collector of his Majesty's revenues in New York. Ibid.
Same to the Navy Commissioners of the petition of Rainsford Waterhouse of London, merchant, praying to serve the King's ships with rum at Jamaica, it being far better than the brandy that is used there. Ibid.
Same to Charles Toll, Charles Twitty, William Lowndes, Tho. Townsend and Hum. Doue (Dove) of the petition of John Hozey, one of the Groom Littermen to the late King, praying confirmation of a lost order for 20l. to him for two years to 1666, June 24, on his salary of 10l. per an. Ibid.
Dec. 20. Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of John Hanford for a place as a King's waiter or landwaiter etc. London port, he and his family having been great sufferers for loyalty and he now out of employment. Reference Book V, p. 197.
Same to William Hewer of the petition of Thomas Shepheard, executor to his son Tho. Shepheard, deceased, praying payment of the arrears due to his said son as a trumpeter at Tangier in Col. Coy's Regiment until they came over into England and were made a Troop of Dragoons, he having received no pay only 30l. the said Coy ordered him to receive of Mr. Hewer: petitioner himself having served in the Earl of Oxford's Regiment as a trumpeter until his age obliged him to quit the said employment. Ibid, p. 198.
Royal warrant to William, Visct. Mountjoy, Master of the Ordnance in Ireland, to sell to any of the King's subjects such quantity of gunpowder as has been longest in the magazines under your charge at such times and rates as shall be directed by warrant of the Deputy Governor of Ireland; and to pay the proceeds thereof to the Receiver General of the Revenue, Ireland, and transmitting accounts thereof to the Master General of the Ordnance [England], to be kept distinct from all other accounts and [to be] paid to Charles Bertie, Treasurer of the Ordnance [England], for providing such quantities of new, good and serviceable powder as the King shall direct by warrant to the Master General of the Ordnance [England] to be sent for the supply of the magazines in Ireland: all by reason that it is requisite to make such sale of some quantities of gunpowder as herein in order to prevent any prejudice to the service by the decay of gunpowder in lying long in the stores. Out Letters (Ireland) V, p. 63.
Same to the Lord Deputy of Ireland to issue such warrants as above from time to time for such sale of gunpowder and to cause the proceeds to be remitted to England as above and not diverted to any other use whatsoever: and further to give no licence to any merchants or others to import any gunpowder into Ireland "and that no person shall sell or retail any there without your licence, and that you licence none but such as shall from time to time furnish themselves therewith out of our stores." Ibid, pp. 65–6.
Treasury warrant to [Mr. Fisher,] Deputy Surveyor General of Crown Lands, for a particular of one of the houses in the Castle Close at Exeter, parcel of the Duchy of Cornwall, with a view to a lease thereof to Roger Andrews for 24 years from 1694, Sept. 29, at a rent of 57s. 10d. per an. and fine of 16l. 10s. 0d., being his proportion of the total rent of 22l. and total fine of 120l. set upon the tenements in the possession of petitioner and several others, which are to be granted in lease to Mr. Rook and Mr. Leigh. Warrants not Relating to Money XII, pp. 183–4.
Prefixing: (a) petition from said Andrews for a lease as above, ut supra, p. 1640. (b) Report from said Deputy Surveyor General on said Andrews' petition. Mr. Rook and Mr. Leigh have not agreed betwixt themselves to perfect their new lease of the seven houses and gardens in the Castle Close at Exeter. Petitioner's tenement is valued at 7l. per an. under the rent of 2l. 17s. 10d. per an. Petitioner desires to renew his lease apart as Mr. Chudleigh at first did. I advise terms as above.
Dec. 20. Treasury warrant to the King's Remembrancer to issue a commission under the Exchequer seal to Sir Walter Blunt, bart., Robert Cutler, Grey Elliott, William Bach, Samuell Borclay and James Woodhouse, gent., to enquire what lands in the several parishes of Knighton, Presteigne, Radnor, Rhyadyr, Knucklas, Caloa and Gasstree and other places in co. Radnor, are concealed from the Crown except the tolls of Knighton and Presteigne, Witherly [Witterley in the manor of Knucklas], Killgarthy [a close called Skillagarth, near Knucklas], Bradowes, Leasow, Pigmarket Close and a small piece [of land] beyond it [in Knighton], four little pieces [of land] in Jenkin Hailes [demesne lands in Segenhales, alias Jenkins Hales], the Frith [in the demesnes of Knighton], a small tenement in Congilla [Combigilla] and the heriots in Cantermelenydd, all of which excepted items are now passing by lease to Francis Haynes, Alderman of Worcester. Warrants not Relating to Money XII, p. 189.
Same to Thomas Done, one of the Auditors of Imprests, to make allowance of sums as follow in the accounts of Philip Burton of moneys received by him for Crown law costs from Michaelmas term, 1686, to Michaelmas term, 1687, the nature of part of his disbursements not well admitting of acquittances [to serve as vouchers] to justify the payments. Ibid, pp. 216–8.
Prefixing: said Auditor's report on said account: total charge (money received) 5,152l. 2s. 6d.; expenditure, 5,090l. 16s. 0d.; money paid and prayed to be allowed [628l. 10s. 1d., making a total discharge of] 5,729l. 6s. 1d., thus leaving the accomptant 577l. 3s. 7d. in surplus. For the following items the accomptant produces vouchers, viz. money paid to Mr. Farthing for drawing the breviates and plea in the cause against the Africa Company, and that against Thomas Price et al.; to Mr. Themilthorpe for proceedings in the cause against Verdon; to Thomas Hall for proceedings by Treasurer Rochester's direction; to Phillip Ward, gent., for the like; to Richard Grayham, Aaron Pengry, Mr. Guise, Mr. Appleby, Mr. Hart, Mr. Swanton, Mr. Stephens, Mr. Alford, Mr. Emmatt, Mr. Farthing, Mr. Sparrow, Mr. Ince, Mr. Blackmore and Mr. Taylor for the expenses of the Commission of Inquiry into the estates of the Western rebels; to Shadrick Vincent, esq., for the seizure of Mr. Kemp's tin; to George Macey; to John Taylor for process against baronets; to the Attorney General's clerk for proceedings in several causes; to Mr. Adams; to Mr. Grimes for searches and copies of records; to Mr. Thomas Carew; 200l. each to John Hope, Christopher Guise, Rowland White, Israel Feilding, Lancelott Appleby and Rich. Hart, gent., employed in selling the estates of the Western rebels; to Capt. Math. Ingram; to Gabriell Armigen for proceedings in several causes; to Owen Roberts for disbursements at the inquisition of Sir Robt. Williams's estate; to Mr. Morgan for business in the cause against Toby Humphries; to Mr. Diggs for a constat of Mr. Stanley's and Mr. Rows's recognizances; to Mr. Legatt for proceedings in the suit betwixt Mr. Charleton and the innkeeper concerning two of Charleton's horses; and for money paid to the stationer. But he produces no vouchers for fees paid on passing the Treasury Commission; the Alienation Office [farm or] lease; fees to counsel; fees at the Exchequer and at the Treasury Chambers; coach hire; boat hire; charges in Court at hearings; and for other incidents, but as to these he has made affidavit before Baron Jenner.
Dec. 20. Treasury warrant to Thomas Done to allow items as follow in the accounts of Richard Graham and Philip Burton for Crown Law costs for the abovesaid year, 1686, Michaelmas term, to 1687, Michaelmas term. Warrants not Relating to Money XII, pp. 218–221.
Prefixing: report, ut supra, by said Done on said account: total charge [receipts out of the Exchequer] 1,474l.: discharge 2,496l. 6s. 7d. expended in Crown causes; 377l. 15s. 8d. paid for divers services: total 2,874l. 2s. 3d., leaving the accomptants in surplus 1,400l. 2s. 3d. The accomptants have produced acquittances for moneys paid to Mr. Tindall for his journey to Bristol and bringing up witnesses; to Capt. Arundell, Mr. Olliffe, Mris. Wathen, Mris. Aris, Mris. Jocham, Mris. Denby and Mris. Ballard, witnesses for their journeys from Bristol and to Mris. Harlegrove for a dinner to them on the day of trial of the cause against Sir John Knight; to Mr. Frowd, Mr. Bernard, Mr. Taylor and the auditor's clerk for the cause against Whitley; to Mr. Fothergill, Mr. Bagshaw and Mr. Comins for the cause against Col. Vernon; to Mr. Newcombe for proceedings in the Spiritual Court on the degradation of Mr. Johnson; to Mr. Frowd, Mr. Lownds, Mr. Farthing and Mr. Remington for proceedings against Lord Ossulston; to Mr. Pengry for commissions and subpoenas; to Mr. Guise, Mr. Charles Graham and Mr. Jackson for executing commissions; to Mr. Emmott for subpoenas and dinners to the witnesses and jury in the cause against Sir Robert Peyton; to Mr. Fothergill for the fine and fees etc. for payment of Mr. Goodwin's money; to Mr. Pengry, Mr. Waring and Mr. Rogers for commissions etc. for seizing Mr. Charlton's estate; to Mr. Colston, a special messenger, for serving subpoenas on Sir Thomas Barnardiston and Sir John Barker; to Mr. Tindal for a journey into Suffolk to enquire the value of said Barnardiston's estate; to Mr. Briggs, clerk to the Warden of the Fleet, for bringing Sir Samuel Bernardiston to the bar; to Capt. Richardson for carrying down Place, Vincent and Tucker to their trials at the assizes in the West; to Mr. Pengry for Commissions for the Rebels' estates; to Capt. Hart and Mr. Emmott for extraordinaries in the West; to Mr. Bourcheir for attending the several Sessions of London and Middlesex; to Mr. Walker and Mr. Tindal in the cause against Whitaker; to Capt. Hart and Mr. Wintour for inquisitions as to the estates of Wildman and Trenchard; to Mr. Haslam, Mr. Wintour and Mr. Charles Graham for proceedings against Baker of Hull; to Mr. Pengry for a commission to find and seize Lord [Visct.] Brandon's estate and for the Tower Commission and inquisition; to Mr. Wintour for the several causes against the Earl of Macclesfield, Earl of Devon, Sir Robt. Peyton, William Dale and Wetwang; for a jury dinner at the trial of the Earl of Devon; to the Marshal of the King's Bench for carrying down Dale to his execution; to Mr. Walker for copy of an Act of Parliament concerning the Archbishop of York; to Mr. Bolt for copy of the conviction of Titus Oates; to the tipstaffs of the King's Bench; to Mr. Benson for copies of several proceedings; to Charles Graham and John Tindall for extraordinaries. But vouchers are not produced for items of counsel's fees etc. ut supra. The present accomptants are 2,847l. 5s. 1d. in surplus on their last like account ended 1686, Michaelmas term, but they tell me they have obtained a warrant for payment thereof without account. I have therefore omitted it in this statement of account.