[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
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
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,
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,
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.
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.
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.
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.