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Entry Book: January 1688, 1-15

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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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1688.

Letters Patent, Privy Seals, Royal Sign Manuals and Warrants, Treasury Warrants, Commissions, Orders, Letters, Memorials, Reports and other. Entries: all not of the nature of Treasury Minutes.

Date. Nature and Substance of the Entry. Reference.
1687–8. Jan. 2. Money order for 5l. to William Parks, porter at the Gate of the Receipt, for 1687, Christmas quarter's attendance there and on the officers of the Receipt. Order Book II, p. 113.
Jan. 3. 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, p. 142.
Out of the Customs. l.
to the Treasurer of the Navy on the Navy's weekly money on account of 400,000l. [for the year's naval service beginning] from 1686, Lady day 4,400
Out of the imposition on wine and vinegar.
to ditto in further part of same 600
Out of the loans on the Linen Duty Act.
to ditto in full of the [Navy's said] weekly money 2,000
to ditto to pay off warrant officers [their pay due before 1686, Lady day] 200
to the Treasurer of the Ordnance [for one week on the Ordnance Office] ordinary 1,000
to the Paymaster of the Forces in part of 11,000l. 1,200
Out of the Excise.
to ditto in full of said 11,000l 9,800
Out of the Hearthmoney.
to the Cofferer of the Household 1,000
to the Keeper of the Privy Purse 1,000
£21,200
(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 one Customs item.) (Same, dated same, to the Commissioners of Excise and Hearthmoney, enclosing the like paper of disposition of the cash of those branches of the revenue; said paper including only the above one Excise and two Hearthmoney items.)
Treasury warrant to the Clerk of the Pipe for a lease to Francis Haynes, alderman of the city of Worcester, of the tolls of Knighton at the rent of 3l. 6s. 8d. per an., the heriots in the Lordship of [Canter-] melenydd at 10l. per an. rent, and the tolls of Presteign at 4l. 1s. 0d. per an. rent and the parcels of land and wood called Whitterley, Skillagartha, Segenhales, alias Jenkin Hales, Frith Coppice, six acres in Combigilla and other closes of concealed lands in Knighton at 54s. 6d. per an. rent: all ut supra, pp. 1687–8. In case the lease as follows to Phillip Gough of date 1669 for 31 years of the heriots of Melenydd for 10l. per an. and the land called Witterley at 6s. 8d. per an. and enclosures of concealed land in Knighton at 3s. 2d. per an. shall be adjudged to be good and not forfeit for non-performance of any covenants, then these [items and] rents are to be defalked out of the present lease during the remainder of said Gough's term. The lessee herein is to covenant to recover at his own cost and within five years hereof all and every the premises herein that are concealed from the Crown, except what may be found good in Gough's lease. Towards his said expenses all arrears of the profits of the six parcels comprised in the single rent of 54s. 6d. are to be granted to said Haynes, but all arrears of the tolls of Knighton from Aug., 1678 (being the time of Mathey Massey's death), to the commencement of the present lease are to be specially excepted hereout. Warrants not Relating to Money XII, pp. 195–204, 205.
Prefixing: (a) particular of the premises made out by Deputy Auditor Robert Humfreys.
(1) tolls of Knighton in the Lordship of Melenydd, valued at 13l. 6s. 8d., but now passed at the yearly rent of 66s. 8d.
(2) the heriots in the said Lordship, viz. in the several manors of Gladestry, Presthend [Presteign], Rislin, Knucklas, Comotoyder [Cwmtoyddwr], Iscoyd, Southruralth, Uchoyd [Uwchcoed], Raydor [Rhayader], Knighton, Southugre, Southnethian, parcel of said Lordship and of the Principality of South Wales and of the possessions of the late Earl of March, lately in the tenure of Sir Edmund Sawyer and now in that of Tho. Harleigh, esq. at 10l. per an. rent.
(3) The demesne lands of the manor of Knocklas, co. Radnor, called Whitterley, demised to Thomas Price by Queen Elizabeth and now in the tenure of Philip Gough by patent dated 1669, Mar. 1, at 6s. 8d. per an.
(4) the stubble close of six acres called Skillagartha, abutting on the road leading south from Knocklas and in the possession of John Woolly: worth 40s. per an.
(5) certain demesne lands of the manor of Knighton in Segen hales, alias Jenkins Hales, containing 24 acres, formerly in the tenure of Tho. Hampton, and demised to Edward Price by a patent now expired and late in the tenure of Thomas Hewals: worth 7l. per an.
(6) the coppice of wood called the Frith in the demesnes of Knighton, containing 34 acres and late in the tenure of Bryan Crowther: worth 10s. per an.
(7) a parcel of six acres of waste or mountain in the demesnes of Knighton in a place called Combigilla between the land formerly of Griffen Goz ap Gitto on the west and the land of Mathew Powel on the east and late in the tenure of Stephen Sanky: worth 12d. per an.
(8) two closes of concealed land in Knighton worth 2s. and two small closes of the like worth 14d., demised to Philip Gough, ut supra.
(9) the tolls of Presthend [Presteigne] formerly demised to Sir Edmund Sawyer and now in the tenure of the town of Presteigne at 4l. 1s. 0d. per an.
(b) Memorandum thereupon by said deputy auditor. On the 2nd Mar., 1630–1, a particular was made of the tolls of Knighton and of the heriots in the several lordships of Knocklas, Southruralth, Southvyre, Southnethiam and Knighton and of the items Nos. 4–8 supra for a lease thereof to Francis Morris for the use of the officers of the Ordnance, but no lease thereupon appears to be enrolled. The heriots of the lordship of Melenydd and of the demesne lands and concealed lands of the manor of Knocklas were demised to Philip Gough ut supra as concealments. The tolls of Knighton were granted 1603–4, Mar. 20, to Thomas Mesoey and Thomas Pursell at the nomination of Robert Browne for the lives of Mathey Messey and William Blundell. The survivor Messey died in 1678 and there is no later grant and no rent has since been answered to the Crown. The ancient rent was 13l. 6s. 8d. The arrears thereof since 1678 ought to be answered to the Crown. There has been no late survey of the value of the toll and I can make no estimate of it. The heriots of the lordship of Melenydd were leased by Sir John Walter and other the late Prince's trustees to several persons for terms long since expired and were demised to Gough ut supra as a concealment. They are held by Thomas Harleigh under some title from Gough. I cannot estimate their value as the present tenant is not obliged to deliver any particular thereof. The tolls of Presteigne were demised to Sir Edmund Sawyer, kt., by Sir John Walter et al., ut supra, for a term which expired in 1660. The town has since held them and paid the rent to the Crown, but under what title appears not. I cannot estimate the value, as I have no late survey of them. Whitterley and the concealed lands in Knighton [items 3 and 8 supra] were demised to Gough, ut supra, but he did not recover them to the Crown within the stipulated five years. The Freith Wood contains by a survey in my office 70 acres, was of the improved value of 10l. 10s. 0d. per an. and had on it 140 small oaks. I do not know when and by whom same were felled.
(c) Ratal by Deputy Auditor John Fisher of said ratal, fixing terms as above.
(d) Entry of [the Treasury Lords' subscription of] the docquet of this lease.
Jan. 5. Treasury warrant dormant to Sir William Godolphin, Auditor of Wales, or his deputy to make forth debentures from time to time for the fee or salary of 50l. per an. to Sir Evan Lloyd, bart., as Constable of Harleigh Castle; it appearing from the certificate of Robert Humfrys, deputy to said Godolphin, that said fee has usually been paid out of the Crown revenues of North Wales. Money Book VIII, p. 338.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to permit the delivery to the King's yard at Portsmouth of a lading of a foreign vessel called the Lamb of Amsterdam, Jacob Claus Veere master, lately put into St. Helens, bound for France, laden wholly with East Country goods, viz. Crown plank, Russia deals, rafters etc. which the Navy officers are in treaty for and may be had at as low a price there [Portsmouth] as they can be bought for at the first hand here in London; all notwithstanding that said ship is a foreign bottom; Samuel Pepys, Secretary to the Admiralty, having represented to the King that sending East Country goods from London to Portsmouth is very burthensome and that there is at this time more than ordinary occasion for supplying Portsmouth in regard of a ship's loading of goods cast away near Margate on her way from London to Portsmouth. Out Letters (Customs) XI, p. 105.
Jan. 6. Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to deliver to thirty Indian seamen some 60 ounces of musk, they having come to England in the Sampson for the safeguard of her at the request of the English factors and being ignorant of the law they brought it on shore to their lodgings without entering it whereupon same was seized. Out Letters (Customs) XI, p. 106.
Jan. 10. Royal sign manual for 2,000l. to Henry Guy, for secret service, without account: to be issued on the 20,000l. privy seal dormant of Dec. 15 last. (Money warrant dated Jan. 10 hereon. Money order dated Jan. 11 hereon.) King's Warrant Book XII, p. 341. Money Book VIII, p. 339. Order Book II, p. 113.
Royal warrant to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for 200,000l. to Anthony, Visct. Falkland, Treasurer of the Navy, as imprest for the service of the Navy and Victualling. (Money warrant dated Jan. 17 hereon. This warrant quotes the privy seal as dated Jan. 17. Money order dated Jan. 18 hereon.) King's Warrant Book XII, p. 342. Money Book VIII, p. 345. Order Book II, p. 114.
Same to same for a same for 2,000l. to Charles, Earl of Middleton, one of the Principal Secretaries of State, for secret service, without account. (Money warrant dated Jan. 19 hereon. This warrant quotes the privy seal as dated Jan. 17. Money order dated Jan. 23 hereon.) King's Warrant Book XII, p. 342. Money Book VIII, p. 350. Order Book II, p. 117.
Money warrant for 348l. to Henry, Lord Arundell of Wardour, for last Christmas quarter on his allowance [in lieu of diet] as Keeper of the Privy Seal. (Money order dated Jan. 11 hereon.) Money Book VIII, p. 339. Order Book II, p. 113.
Same for 1,000l. to George, Lord Jeffryes, Lord Chancellor, for same quarter on his annuity. (Money order dated Jan. 11 hereon.) Money Book VIII, p. 339. Order Book II, p. 113.
Same for 375l. to Robert, Earl of Sunderland, for same quarter on his allowance of 1,000l. per an. in lieu of diet and royal bounty of 500l. per an. as President of the Privy Council. (Money order dated Jan. 11 hereon.) Money Book VIII, p. 340. Order Book II, p. 113.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to pay last Christmas quarter's salary bill of the outports (being 5,050l. 3s. 0d. established salaries and 569l. 15s. 0d. additional salaries, or 5,619l. 18s. 0d. in all). Money Book VIII, p. 340.
Same to the Customs Cashier to pay the same quarter's salary bill of the Customs, London port (being 4,811l. 13s. 8d. established salaries and 153l. 2s. 11d. additional salaries, or 4,964l. 16s. 7d. in all). Ibid.
Jan. 10. 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. 142, 143–4.
Out of the Customs. l.
to the Treasurer of the Ordnance [for one week on the Ordnance Office's] ordinary 1,000
Out of the impost on wine and vinegar.
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
Out of the loans on the Linen Duty Act.
to ditto on account of same 4,000
to ditto to pay officers and bills in course [due before 1686, Lady day] 200
to the Earl of Ranelagh for the Forces 5,000
Out of the Excise.
to ditto for same 5,000
to the Queen in further part of her quarter 2,000
to me [Guy] for secret service 1,500
Out of Hearthmoney.
to the Cofferer of the Household 1,500
to the Treasurer of the Chamber 1,000
to the Earl of Ranelagh for the Forces 1,000
to the Lord Chancellor 1,000
to the Lord President of the Privy Council 375
to the Lord Privy Seal 348
Out of the Letter Office money.
to me [Guy] for secret service 500
(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 one Customs item.)
(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 Hearth money only the above five Hearthmoney items: and for the Excise the above three 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 Sir Benj. Bathurst on his privy seal; 1,000l. to pay off tallies on the Excise; 500l. for the bankers' tallies.)
(Same to Mr. Griffin, Treasurer of the Chamber, out of the abovesaid 1,000l. to pay 150l. to Signor Verrio, 100l. thereof for keeping the gardens at St. James's and the remaining 50l. for one quarter on his pension.)
Same to Lord Ossulston. The King gave you till Christmas to pay the money awarded against you. You have not yet paid it. Unless you pay it forthwith an immediate extent will issue against you Out Letters (General) XI, p. 290.
Same to Mr. Neale. Explain what is the dormant warrant which you desire of the Treasury Lords. Ibid.
Same to Visct. Preston [Master of the Great Wardrobe] to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of William Read for payment of 25l. 13s. 0d. for shoes delivered by him for the boys of the late King's Chapel. Ibid, p. 292.
Treasury warrant to the Clerk of the Pipe for a fresh lease to William Aldworth of premises, ut supra, pp. 1685–6, for 60 years from Lady day next on surrender of the terms in being. Warrants not Relating to Money XII, pp. 206–13.
Prefixing: (a) particular of the premises made out by Norton Cambridge, deputy to Auditor John Shales: (1) the tenement, yard and garden called Frogmore with the 3½ acres of pasture in the Common Fields of New Windsor, whereof half an acre in High Field and Easthurst, and the other three acres in Eldworth or Ailesworth, alias Eastworth, in Old Windsor, purchased from Thomas Goade, alias Gode; a close of an acre in New Windsor, adjoining Shaw Lane, parcel of a tenement in Pescod Street, formerly in the tenure of Thomas Finch, between the vicarage of New Commons, alias Canons, and the land of the manor of Shaw, and purchased of William Wagge; 2½ acres of land in Spelters in Old Windsor, late in the tenure of Thomas Mills and purchased of Christopher Staper; four acres of pasture in Glasiers Corner near the manor of Shaw; 11 acres 1 rood of pasture in the common fields there, viz. one acre in Easthurst and 10 acres in Highfield, bought of Andrew Alley and Simon Alley his brother; a close of pasture in New Windsor late in the tenure of William Symonds and a close of pasture bought of William Francklyn and a close of pasture adjoining Glasiers Corner bought of William Symonds: being all part of the possessions formerly of Henry VIII and bought of divers persons and annexed to the castle and honor of Windsor; and demised to Henry Seymour, esq., 1662, Oct. 2, for 16 years from 1677, Dec. 12, at 12l. 4s. 11d. per an. and 40s. per an. de incremento; and afterwards, viz. 1680, June 27, demised to Thomas May, citizen and mercer of London, at the nomination of Richard Aldworth of Hinton Peppard, co. Wilts; out of which lands the said May released to the King eight acres, ut supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. VI, p. 547, as from 1680, Lady day.
And two closes of pasture in New Windsor lying between the chantry of New Commons in Windsor Castle on the east and the King's way leading from Windsor to the Great Park on the west and the land of Richard Ward, esq., formerly Redmonds, on the south, and Shaw Lane adjoining the King's land called the Shaw on the north, said two closes being formerly in the tenure of William Symonds and late in that of Edward Carill and were part of the lands of Henry VIII purchased of Richard Ward and annexed to the Honor of Windsor: and the three acres of land in Spelthurst, Berks, formerly in the tenure of John Westcoate and late in that of Edward Carill and purchased of William Perry and annexed ut supra; and demised to Thomas May from 1680, Lady day, for 41 years for rents as follow, viz. 6l. 18s. 3d. for the tenement called Frogmore, alias Frogmere, 46s. 8d. for the two closes in New Windsor, and 5s. for the three acres in Spelthurst.
The tenement or capital mansion called Frogmore and its appurtenances in New Windsor; 2½ acres of meadow in Datchet Mead below the Little Park Gate; 1½ acres of meadow in Underere; 4 acres in Marrions, alias Morions, alias Meres; three closes of meadow containing 32 acres called Shawfeild and Shawbutts; 19 acres of meadow in the common fields of New Windsor consisting of the following parcels, viz. 15 acres in Painter Hutch in Datchet Mead, two acres in Easthurst, two acres in Underore Mead; the several pieces of arable land demised by the names of the seventy-seven acres in the common fields of New Windsor consisting of the following parcels, viz. 30 acres called Allond lying south of the said mansion house, 3 acres in le Gore lying east of the same, 19 acres and 3 acres in 13 parcels in the Highfield, 7½ acres in Easthurst, 1 acre in Spelthurst: as demised to Richard Francklin 1672, Sept. 29, and afterwards to Auditor William Aldworth at the nomination of Elizabeth Francklyn 1684, April 15, with the exclusion of II acres taken into the King's Little Park.
(b) Memorandum by said Deputy Auditor, recounting the covenants etc. ut supra, p. 1686, with an additional covenant for resumption by the King of eight acres next adjoining the capital house of Frogmore, if thought fit, for building a stable for the King's service.
(c) Ratal by J. Fisher, Deputy Surveyor General of Crown Lands, of said particular.
(d) For the signature of the docquet of this lease see infra, p. 1752, under Feb. 7.
Jan. 10. Treasury warrant to the Clerk of the Pipe for a lease to Roger Andrews of a tenement in the close called formerly Castle Close and now called Bradninch in Exeter and near the castle, said tenement being formerly in the tenure of William Joyce and late in that of Katherine Bremblecomb, widow, and abutting south on John Brook's tenement and north on that of Charles Cockayne and east on the Orchard in the tenure of John Rook, merchant: all as demised 1664, April 29, to said John Rooke. The present lease to be on terms ut supra, pp. 1682–3. Warrants not Relating to Money XII, pp. 213–6, 226.
Prefixing and appending: (a) particular of the premises by Richard Meredith, Deputy Auditor [of the Duchy of Cornwall]. (b) Said Deputy Auditor's memorandum. (c) Ratal by the Deputy Surveyor General of said particular. (d) Entry of the Treasury Lords' signature [? Jan. 23] of the docquet of this demise.
Jan. 11. Henry Guy to Sir Christopher Wren to report on the following proposal and estimate concerning the Mews. Out Letters (General) XI, p. 290.
Memorandum: enclosed were two papers [missing], the one entitled proposals concerning the ground in the Mews which the King intends to let for building on, being 60 foot in depth, and the ground rent to be sold which at 20 years' purchase will make 9,640l: and the value of the new intended street leading from Berkley House to the new intended Mews, at 20 years' purchase is 11,622l., or in all 21,262l.: the other paper entitled an estimate of the particulars of the new intended Mews at St. James's: all works without the building will amount to 884l. 12s. 0d.
Jan. 12. Royal warrant to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal to remise and release to Christopher, Duke of Albemarle, his executors, lands etc. and all the partners, adventurers and undertakers who engaged with him in recovery of treasure on the north side of Hispaniola, ut supra, p. 1426, all manner of further reckoning (by reason of the King's Admiralty droit to a moiety, ut supra, p. 1554) touching the valuables there recovered by Sir William Phipps and the other persons employed therein by said Duke and his partners and brought home to London about June last in the James and Mary. But this release is to apply only to valuables so brought home as above and is not to apply to any other such carried to Bermudas or any other place whatsoever: all by reason that said Duke and partners did equip said James and Mary, Capt. William (now Sir William) Phipps, and did find out the place where a certain galeon had formerly been lost and did there get up a great quantity of silver and a considerable parcel of gold, which was brought home as above (besides certain other quantities which were carried away in other vessels to Bermudas or elsewhere) and the Mint officials did weigh the said valuables on the James and Mary and find them to be 37,538lb. Troy of pieces of Eight (of which the King's tenth was 3,753lb. 9oz. 12dwt. Troy) and 27,556lb. 4oz. of bars and cakes [of silver] (whereof the King's tenth is 2,755lb. 7oz. 12dwt. Troy) and 347lb. of plate (whereof the King's tenth was 34lb. 8oz. 8dwt. Troy) and 25lb. 7oz. 19dwt. of gold (whereof the King's tenth was 2lb. 6oz. 15dwt. 21 grains Troy); and "the silver which concerned the seamen" was 3,770lb. 3oz. (whereof the King's tenth was 307lb. 8oz. 14dwt. Troy): all which tenths have been received by the said Mint officers. King's Warrant Book XII, pp. 343–8.
Jan. 12. Privy seal for 500l. as equipage and 5l. a day as ordinary to Nicholas, Earl of Carlingford, as Envoy Extraordinary to the Emperor of Germany: together with the usual clause for his extraordinaries. King's Warrant Book XII, p. 348.
Same for Sir Richard Bulstrode's 10s. per day additional allowance, ut supra, p. 1658. Ibid, pp. 321–2.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Cashier to pay 45l. 12s. 0d. to Henry Ayloffe, King's Remembrancer, for one year to Christmas last on the fees heretofore usually paid by the Customers of the outports to the King's Remembrancer and his clerks for passing their accounts. Money Book VIII, p. 341.
Same to same to pay 340l. 14s. 4d. to said Ayloff for parchment etc. detailed for blank books for the Customers etc. of the outports for one year to Christmas next. Ibid, p. 341. Disposition Book VI, p. 144.
37l. 15s. 4d. for the like detailed for London port for same year.
(Henry Guy, dated same, to same to so pay the above three sums to Ayloff.)
Henry Guy to the Board of Greencloth. The Treasury Lords have laid before the King the enclosed two papers [missing] concerning allowances of riding wages and lodging money to the officers and servants of the Household when the Court is out of town. It is the King's pleasure that the allowances be made to those in waiting for the time they wait and to none else. Out Letters (General) XI, p. 291.
[?] Same to the Customs Commissioners to report on (a) infra. Ibid.
Appending: (a) undated letter to Lord Godolphin from James Fraser for the delivery to Westein, a Dutch bookseller, of a quantity of books brought over by him, some for said Fraser "and the rest for gentlemen of my acquaintance," the books being alleged to be forfeit by reason of Westein being a stranger, "though several strangers have in all times imported their books and never till now met with any hindrance" on that account.
Jan. 12. Henry Guy to Mr. Courtney, enclosing the answer [missing] of the Deputy Auditor of the Duchy of Cornwall to your reasons for stopping the assessions in the said Duchy; together with the certificates made by the Commissioners [for said assessioning] and the tenants concerning same. Send the Treasury Lords your answer thereto. Out Letters (General) XI, p. 292.
Same to Mr. Bridgeman, enclosing the Attorney General's draft [missing] of a Proclamation for the better putting into execution the law against importation and selling of foreign buttons and prohibiting all foreign buttons whatsoever. Please offer same to the [Privy] Council. Ibid.
Same to the Navy Commissioners for a certificate what contracts for stores have been made by you not yet complied with; and particularly for hemp, which you do not mention in your last certificate. Ibid.
Treasury reference to John Shales, Auditor for co. Kent, of the petition of Dr. Geo. Oxinden, shewing that the office of Judge Official and Commissary of the Court of Admiralty of the Cinque Ports has been void ever since the death of Sir Leoline Jenkins, with an ancient salary of 2s. per day payable by the Receiver General [of Crown Revenues] of Kent: therefore praying the King to re-establish said office and salary and to grant same to petitioner. Reference Book V, p. 199.
Jan. 12 and Feb. 18. Henry Guy to Mr. Blathwayt, enclosing the draft of an assignment to the King from Mr. Lucas Santen, late Receiver General of New York, of several debts due [in New York] to the King and of other debts due to said Santen. Take care said assignment be duly executed by him. Out Letters (General) XI, p. 292. Out Letters (Plantations Auditor) I, pp. 273–8.
Followed by: said assignment, dated 1687–8, Feb. 18, setting forth that said Santen of London, merchant, was appointed such Receiver 1682–3, Feb. 17; and does hereby assign the said debts as follows and also all vessels, sloops, tackle etc. belonging to the King's Custom House at New York.
Appending: schedule of said debts: John Kip (19s. 0d.); Thomas Lloyd (4l. 8s. 102/1d.); Sara Vanderspeile (6s. 10d.); Nathaniel Williams (2l. 1s. 0d.); James Lorkew (3l. 7s. 0d.); James Barry (11s. 10d.); Francis Richards (2l. 16s. 8/21d.); Henry Tothill (1l. 17s. 3d.); Gresham Browne (? Bowne) (3l. 9s. 2d.); William Hunt (2l. 7s. 8d.); William Merret (9l. 7s. 0d.); Samuel Winder (2l. 1s. 4/21d.); Jacob Teller (1l. 2s. 6d.); — Rensler (9s. 6d.); Wassell Cobby (8l. 1s. 1d.); Thomas Hall (1l. 1s. 0d.); Vohart Peters (1l. 1s. 5d.); Johannes Cnyler (2l. 9s. 0¾d.); John Vincent (7l. 6s. 0¾d.); Garret Dykins (15s. 6d.); John Pointon (4l. 1s. 0d.); Claborn Hazlewood (2l. 14s. 4d.): Thomas Lane (6l. 15s. 10d.); Nicholas Baker (1l. 11s. 0d.); John Fermon (2s. 6d.); Brand Schuyler (9l.); Edward Antell by an entry of Thomas Wenham (13l. 5s. 7d.); Jonathan Evans (16l.); William Toller (25l. 17s. 8d.); Richard Burt (3l. 13s. 4d.); Barrent Lewis (2l. 16s. 8d.); Thomas Roberts (6l. 1s. 0¾d.); Simon Eyre (2l.); Robert Crook (18s.); Robert Mellon (1l. 12s. 4/2;d.); Andrew Elton (4l. 14s. 4¼d.); Francis Richardson (4l. 7s. 10¾d.); Benjamin Blagg (2l. 3s. 1d.); Edward Taylor (5l.); Jacob Milborne (13s. 4¾d.); Benjamin Barrents (5l. 0s. 5d.); Henry Bakeman (1l. 6s. 8d.); Lewins Vansilink (2l. 8s. 4d.): total, 179l. 6s. 4d.
Debts standing out since the employ of Peter de la Noy.
Edward Antell (5l. 6s. 0d.); Richard Jones (3l. 16s. 0¾d.); William Smith (9l. 12s. 9d.); Stephen Hescoat (5l. 10s. 4d.); Stephanus van Cortland (26l. 2s. 7/21d.); Cornelia de Pyester (31l. 2s. 4d.); Frederick Philips (16l. 1s. 0d.); William Morse (14s. 8d.); Jacob Milborn (11l. 8s. 0d.); Abraham Depyster (6s.); Francis Persons (1l. 1s. 8d.): total, 110l. 16s. 1¼d.
Debts due to the King from the undermentioned officers of the revenue at New York, "which debts the said Lucas Santen believes to be immediately due to the King."
l. s. d.
from the Collector of the weigh money besides 41l. 9s. 9½d. allowed upon the audit 149 7 10
from the Collector of the Excise of New York 700 0 0
from ditto at Westchester 55 0 0
from ditto at Richmond 16 3 0
from the Collector of the Excise and Customs at the East End of Long Island besides 22l. 9s. 4d. allowed upon the audit 120 4
from Michael Vaughton for Excise upon Long Island 5 0 0
from Henry Filkin for same upon same 27 11 6
for wheat delivered into his Majesty's granary at New York for part of the Excise for Ulster or Esopus 39 5 0
from the Collector of the Excise at Esopus [besides] 193l. 13s. 0d. allowed upon the audit 4 7 0
from the Collector of the Revenue at Martins Vineyard 5 0 0
for post entries of 5,280 gallons of rum 88 0 0
£609 18
Jan. 13. Money warrant for 220l. to John, Earl of Bath, for 2¾ years to 1687, Sept. 29, on his fee of 80l. per an. as Underhousekeeper of St. James's House. Money Book VIII, p. 342.
Same for 125l. to Dame Joane Howard for 1686, Michaelmas quarter, on her pension. Ibid.
Same for 955l. to Nicholas, Earl of Carlingford, Envoy Extraordinary to the Emperor of Germany; 500l. thereof for equipage and 455l. for a quarter's ordinary in advance. (Money order dated Jan. 17 hereon.) Ibid, p. 342. Order Book II, p. 114.
Same for 10,000l. to Thomas Neale, esq., Master and Worker of the Mint: as imprest for the service of the Mint: to be satisfied out of the Coinage Duty. (Money order dated Jan. 20 hereon.) Money Book VIII, p. 343. Order Book II, p. 115.
Jan. 13. Money warrant for 160l. to Sir Joseph Williamson for one year to 1686, Christmas, on his fee as Keeper of his Majesty's Records at Whitehall. Money Book VIII, p. 343.
Henry Guy to the Auditors of Imprests. The Treasury Lords allow you 300l. jointly [between you] for auditing the accounts of the additional [Customs duties or] revenue. Prepare a warrant for authorising this payment. Out Letters (General) XI, p. 292.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to deliver goods as follows belonging to the Venetian Resident "on payment of such Custom as is usually paid by foreign ministers in such cases." Ibid, p. 293.
Appending: note, signed by Paulo Sarotij [said Resident], of said goods [arrived] on the ship Returne from Venice, Benjamin Ames master, for him: 9½lbs. of his livery lace of silk and thread, plain Venice gloves, washballs, pomads, essences and a small bundle of ghittare strings.
Same to same to permit the Duke of St. Albans to transport six geldings to France, Customs free. Ibid, p. 294.
Treasury reference to Sir Christopher Wren of the petition of Mr. Aldworth concerning the covenant in his lease of Frogmore, ut supra, pp. 1703–4, relating to the resumption of eight acres adjoining to the old mansion house (now to be rebuilt). "These eight acres be far distant from the Castle and the Mews is now fixed in a more commodious place as I am informed; and I am further advised that some part of these eight acres by reason of the height of the ground will be the best to set my house on": therefore prays a release of said covenant or of part thereof. Reference Book V, p. 199.
Same to Auditor Aldworth of the interest account of Richard Kent and Charles Duncombe for [the quarter ended] Christmas, 1687, on money by them lent for the King's service. Ibid, pp. 201–2.
Prefixing: said account. l.
interest on 83,000l. (viz. 35,000l. tallies on the Customs, 28,000l. tallies on the Excise and 20,000l. tallies on the Hearthmoney) [None of the principal having been repaid during the said quarter] the account at Christmas last stands at 83,000l. for principal and 1,187l. for interest (or in all 84,187l.). 1,187
Treasury constitution and appointment of John Parsons of the — Temple, London, son of Sir John Parsons, kt., sheriff of London, to be steward of the manor of Reigate, a moiety of said manor having escheated to the Crown several years since and the King having lately purchased the other moiety thereof; and the Courts Baron and Leets thereof not having been duly kept for some years past for want of a steward, whereby the fines and other casual profits have not been set. The said steward is to make especial enquiry as to demesne lands concealed and ancient rights etc. neglected. Warrants not Relating to Money XII, pp. 221–2.
Henry Guy to the Revenue Commissioners, Ireland, enclosing the draft of a plea to bar the action brought by Thomas Macnamarra against the judgment by the Sub-Commissioners of Excise in the case of Charles Munck and Martin Peirce (by their attorney, Richard Thompson) versus said Macnamarra, the said Munck (with Christopher Carleton) being constituted Sub-Commissioners of Excise for Limerick port 1685, Aug. 24, and having with the said Peirce (servant of the said SubCommissioners) in Feb., 1685–6, seized at Limerick some goods which were in that month imported in the Speedwell of Limerick and concealed, which goods were in April following condemned to forfeiture by said Sub-Commissioners at the suit of Edward Tanner. Out Letters (Ireland) V, p. 66.
Appending: said draft: followed by: the opinion of the Attorney General (Sir T. Powys), the Solicitor General ([Sir] Wi. Williams) and [Sir] J. Holt, that said Sub-Commissioners being by Act of Parliament [for the Excise] constituted judges in the said matter, the plaintiff cannot impeach their said judgment in any collateral action of Trover, Trespass etc., but must betake himself to the appeal prescribed by the said Act.
Jan. 13. Report to the Treasury Lords from William Blathwayt on the petition, ut supra, p. 1681, concerning Sir Robert Robinson's salary. On a previous petition I reported ut supra, p. 1240. In pursuance thereof a privy seal was passed Mar. 4 last for 240l. per an. to said Robinson out of the Exchequer as from 1686, Oct. 31: "in which state that matter remains at present." As to the silver lately brought into those islands [the Bermudas] or which shall be brought thither from the wreck, orders have been lately sent that the moiety belonging to the King be forthwith transmitted into England by the Swan frigate; so that no part thereof can be applied to the payment of said Robinson's salary without a special order. Out Letters (Plantations Auditor) I, p. 282.
Royal warrant dormant to the Earl of Ranelagh to pay the following list of Army pensioners amounting to 3,556l. 16s. 1d. on certificate, ut supra, p. 701, from the Commissary General of the Musters. This present establishment of pensions to commence from Oct. 1 last and to be paid weekly or quarterly as usual. King's Warrant Book XII, pp. 372–4.
Appending: said establishment of Army pensioners.
Per an.
l. s. d.
Michaell Bellamy 36 10 0
Francis Byam 60 0 0
William Claypoole 36 10 0
John Kirle 30 0 0
John Meuty 36 10 0
Richard White 15 0 0
William Williams 30 0 0
Berkenhead Beverley and Robert Goldsborough, each 36 10 0
John Everard 27 7 6
Rowland Brock 36 10 0
Nathaniel Hill 30 0 0
Charles the Moor 36 10 0
Sir William van Colster 27 7 6
Thomas Honywood 40 0 0
Simon Heveningham, Terence Moloy, John Cavenagh, William Napper, Lodowick Howard, each 36 10 0
Francis Hammond 73 0 0
Humphry Okeover 36 10 0
Anthony Pollard 73 0 0
Marmaduke Greenfeild 10 0 0
Simon Adam 27 7 6
Elizabeth Mansfeild 91 5 0
Cornelius Mul Ryane 36 10 0
Francis Smith 30 0 0
Edward Powell 73 0 0
Eneas Loyn 18 5 0
Dennis Gorman and Terence Boland, each 36 10 0
Thomas Nelson and Timothy Dryscoll, each 27 7 6
William Wright 15 0 0
James Hide, Stephen Hales, senr., Thomas Brockholes, John Breres, Leonard Blanchville, John Draycourt, William Dallard, Ralph Errington, Ralph Haggerston, Edmund Molineux, Edward Cowell and John Hows, each 36 10 0
Thomas Stourton 54 15 0
Sheldon Napper 36 10 0
Jeoffrey Palmer 9 2 6
John Magrah and William Owen, each 36 10 0
Thomas Bourk 18 5 0
William Ryderly 27 7 6
Alexander Pearse 36 10 0
Walter Forster 18 5 0
Thomas Child 36 10 0
William Palmer 73 0 0
Humphry Wharton 36 10 0
Thomas Gunter 30 0 0
Thomas Smith and William Selwin, each 36 10 0
Richard Barber 54 15 0
William Letherington 36 10 0
John Graham 30 0 0
William Edwards 18 5 0
Andrew Wood 54 15 0
Henry Fenwick, Terence of Byan, Henry Chapman and Daniell Barry, each 36 10 0
Richard Green 27 7 6
William Holliday 9 2 6
Roger Hewett 32 0 0
John Sarazon, John Bertram, Ralph Mackay, each 18 5 0
Daniel Brady 30 8 4
Nathaniel Leighton 27 7 6
John Carr 73 0 0
Maurice Haghieren 18 5 0
Charles Offarell 36 10 0
John Watkinson 13 13 9
William Abernathy 54 15 0
Charles Walgrave, Nicholas Carney, Richard Latham, Robert Riddle, each 36 10 0
James Carr to have a Poor Knight's place at Windsor and then his pension to cease 40 0 0
Christopher Congrave 73 0 0
William Legg 36 10 0
Robert Nelson and Henry Metcalfe, each 18 5 0
Edward Errington to have a Poor Knight's place at Windsor and then his pension to cease 36 10 0
William Lorrain 18 5 0
Robert Rowell, Patrick Bell, Howard Brock, Richard Purcell, each 36 10 0
John Baker (from 1687, Nov. 1) 36 10 0
£3,556 16 1
Jan. 13. Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to employ Filibert Vernatty as Collector of Rochester port loco Simon Tomlyn, lately dismissed for breach of trust. Out Letters (Customs) XI, p. 106.
Jan. 14. Henry Guy to same to consider (a) infra and to attend the Treasury Lords thereon. Out Letters (General) XI, pp. 293–4.
Appending: (a) petition to the Treasury Lords from Col. Thomas Maxwell concerning his former petition for licence to import 20,000 Westphalia hams yearly, on which several references have been made and a [hostile] petition presented thereupon from several dealers in bacon. Prays for the matter to be heard so that he can shew that the proposed licence is not only a service to the King, but an advantage also to said bacon dealers.
Treasury reference to same of the petition of Philip Siveret relating to his ship Joanna, seized with her cargo and condemned in New England: same having been referred from the Privy Council to the Committee for Trade and by them to the Treasury Lords, and the King having ordered the Governor of New England and of New York to report on the matter. Reference Book V, p. 200.