Entry Book: December 1687

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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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December 1687

Dec. 5.
[Date altered from Oct. 12.]
Treasury warrant to the King's Remembrancer to issue Commissions of Enquiry to the Commissioners and for the counties as follow to enquire, according to articles of instruction as below, touching the moneys levied or received from any Recusants or Dissenters whatsoever and not accounted for to the late or present King [by the several sheriffs concerned], viz.: Warrants not Relating to Money XII, pp. 139–41.
for co. Lancs.: Richard Chorley of Chorley, Edmund Gooden of Little Bolton, Richard Richardson of Lentworth, William Gillibrand of Chorley, Christopher Gradell of Barbers Moor, Robert Dalton of Thurnham, Henry Hodgkison of Preston, Richard Sherburn of Bailey.
for co. Stafford: Sir Walter Bagott, bart., Sir Tho. Whitgrave, kt., John Gifford, Robert Howard, Phillip Draycot, esqrs., Richd. Nevill of Ricors Court, gent., John Tanter, gent.
for the cities of London and Westminster and the counties of Middlesex, Essex and Surrey: Robert, Lord Hunsdon, Sir Thomas Manby of Bawds, co. Essex, kt., Sir Richard White, kt., Francis Plowden of Bawds, co. Essex, William Penn of Kensington, John Trinder of St. Martins in the Fields, Edwd. Burdett of Grays Inn, Nath. Reading of the Inner Temple, esqrs.; Thomas Wynnell of Cranbrook, Essex, Paul Methwyn of Westminster, Thomas Burdett of London, John Collett of London, William Carter of London, John Lilly of London, Edward Hurst of London, Samll. Taton of London, John Broome of London, gent.
for co. Hertford: Sir William Cooper of Hertford, bart., Sir John Goare of Sacomb, kt., Sir William Litton of Knebworth, kt., Sir Tho. Pope Blunt of Tittenhanger, Silas Titus of Bushey, Hen. Widdrington of Hertford, Israel Mayo of Bayford, William Goare of Tewin, George Throckmorton of Chisfield, William Helder of Offley, gent.
for co. Sussex and the city of Chichester: William Penn, John Braman, Richd. Farrington, Tho. Pellet, esqrs.; Jo. Peachy, Nicholas Covert, Richd. Holmes, William Pellett, Geo. Oglander, Francis Mose, Richard Robinson, William Williams, William Peachy, gent.
for cos. Oxford, Berks, Beds and Bucks: Henry Durling of Oxford, gent, Edmund Prinnce (Prince) of Oxford, gent., Christopher Blowe of Norcot, near Abingdon, gent., Peter Sawyer of Wallingford, gent., Edmd. Hutton of Reading, gent., Thomas Phillips of Ickford in co. Oxford, near Buckingham, gent., Stoner Crouch of Abingdon, William Browne.
for cos. Gloucester, Worcester and Monmouth: Giles Watkins of Cirencester, Thomas Jenyes of Tewkesbury, Thomas Bonner of Great Campden, Anthony Collett of Tewkesbury, John Collett of Nether Slaughter, John Badger of Strinbrid, John Hill of Gloucester, John Wagstaff of Gloucester, Mr. Snell of Gloucester, Anselme Fowler, Henry Fowler, William Rogers of Oakley, Thomas Warner of Packnell, Samll. Webb of Packnell. The above names struck through and replaced by the following: Sir Isaac Gibson, kt., William Gower, William Rogers of Painswick, William Cassey of Grays Inn, Charles Trinder of Borton, Thomas Jolife, John Hill of Gloucester city, Anselme Fowler of Gloucester city, John Wagstaff of Gloucester city, Herbert Rogers, Edw. Bulstrode of Tewkesbury, William Guise, Hen. Collett, senr., Henry Collett, junr., Anth. Collett (struck through), Geo. Parker of Tewkesbury, gent.
for co. Huntingdon: Sir Edmd. Gardner, Sir Tho. Proby, bart., Richd. Naylor, John Bigg, William Naylour, John Trice, esqrs., John Poulter of Broughton, John King of Alconbury, John Cox of Broughton, John Read of St. Ives, Jno. Merritt of Huntingdon, gent.
for cos. Yorks, Northumberland, Cumberland, bishopric of Durham and town of Kingston-uponHull: Sir Walter Vavasor of Haslewood, John Middleton of Stockhill, esq., John Rither of Scarcroft, William Stevenson of Hooley, Michaell Ann of Burwalls, Phillip Langdale, George Methwyn of Cave, Christopher Scroop of Danby, Richd. Sherburn of Wigglesworth, Richard Richardson, esqrs., of Lenhoorth, gent., Ralph Hansby of Tickhill, esq. (the above names struck through and replaced by the following) Lord Langdale, Sir Robert Douglas, bart., Thomas Rookeby, James Fountaine, Ralph Mylott, Thomas Riddle, Thomas Aslaby, junr., and Thomas Witham, esqrs.
for cos. Hereford and Salop: Herbert Masters of Burchill, John Powell of White, Miles Blount of Aymestrey, esqrs., William Hill of Pencombe, clerk, John Underhill of Ludlow, co. Salop, esq., Robert Baddeley of Preston Brockhurst, gent.
Followed by: articles to be enquired of by the said Commissioners: (1) to enquire by juries and by search of records etc. what moneys, goods or chattels have between 1677, Sept. 29, and the date hereof been levied by any person civil or ecclesiastical on any person for Recusancy or not coming to the parish church or not receiving the Sacrament; (2) by what authority same have been levied and to whose hands same did come and in whose hands same do now remain; (3) to follow all further instructions of the Treasury Lords; (4) to enquire of all other circumstances for the better finding out the truth of the premises.
Dec. 13. Royal letters patent appointing Sir Thomas Powys as Attorney General: with power to ordain and depute such clerks and officers under him in any the King's Courts as any his predecessors herein were accustomed to do. King's Warrant Book XII, p. 375.
Dec. 20. Treasury warrant to Charles Duncombe [late a Commissioner of the Mint] and to James Hoare, Comptroller of the Mint. The hall called Skinners' Hall in London is now in your possession for [your late] making of farthings and halfpence. It is the King's pleasure that you suffer Dr. John [altered to] Nehemiah Cox or any other Protestant Dissenters to have the use of the said Hall for preaching and other exercises of their religion on Sundays or any other times: until further order. Warrants not Relating to Money XII, p. 238.
Dec. 21. Money order for 1,525l. 9s. 0d. to Paul Methwyn and partner in full of all moneys due to them for clothing for several Regiments [of the Forces new raised in 1677–8 for the war with the French King] as by the Six Months' Assessment anno 1679; same being certified 1679, May 31, by two of the Commissioners for Disbanding said New Raised Forces. Order Book II, p. 114.