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Entry Book: July 1688, 21-31

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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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July 1688, 21-31

July 21. Royal warrant [privy seal] to the Treasury Lords for 354l. 14s. 10d. to Thomas East for engraving seals, ut supra, p. 2016: to be issued on the 20,000l. privy seal dormant of July 20 inst. [The issue of the money warrant of June 20, supra, ibid, without the prior authorisation of this royal warrant was unconstitutional.] King's Warrant Book XIII, p. 58.
Money order for 5,687l. 9s. 2d. to Henry Guy for secret service: without account: to be issued on the 20,000l. privy seal dormant of the 20th inst. [The royal sign manual of the 20th inst. and the consequent money warrants of the 20th inst., which should authorise the present money order, are not entered in extenso in the Treasury records.] Order Book II, p. 166.
Henry Guy to Mr. Blathwayte [as Secretary to the Forces] enclosing Mr. Thomas Holford's bill [missing] of charges for the making of 36 colours for the two Regiments of Foot Guards and for several cases and tassells thereto belonging; as also for the painting and gilding of 27 drums for the Coldstream Guards: amounting in all to 329l. You are to prepare and [get] pass[ed] a royal warrant for payment of this sum by the Paymaster of the Forces out of contingencies. Out Letters (General) XI, p. 415.
[?] Same to, respectively, Sir Denny Ashburnham, Sir Jno. Freind and Mr. Backwell to attend the Treasury Lords at my [Guy's] house on Wednesday morning next. Ibid, p. 416.
July 21. Same to the Customs Commissioners to deliver some goods of the Countess De Roye which are seized at the Custom House from a valet de ehambre [of hers] when he came from Paris. Ibid.
Appending: said Countess's petition for same and list of said goods (3 small portraits, scissors, lace etc.).
Treasury reference to Mr. Graham and Mr. Burton of the petition of Dorothy Price, widow, shewing that Charles II granted her husband, Capt. Thomas Price, a term for three lives in the office of Constableship of Windsor Castle, but he died before the patent was engrossed, whereby same did cease; that petitioner is entitled to the profits of said office during the lives of Beck and Orson, who are very aged: therefore prays a renewal of her term in the premises for the lives of her three children, in view of her husband's services. Reference Book V, p. 301.
Same to Sir Christopher Wrenn of the petition of Elizabeth Devonshire, shewing that she is 71 years of age, has had great losses and now without means; therefore praying leave to set a shed against the Artillery wall in the highway to Finsbury. Ibid.
July 21. Treasury reference to Mr. Graham and Mr. Burton of the petition of Jo[h]n Hunt, shewing that three years since William Pestle was indebted 50l. to him by bond and petitioner outlawed him in the Common Pleas, whereupon 100l. is ready to be returned into the Exchequer: therefore prays an order for payment of said sum for satisfaction of said debt and costs. Reference Book V, p. 303.
The Treasury Lords to the Earl of Ranelagh. You inform us you have received 12,500l. [of Irish money] from Samuel Heron for the use of the Forces for the calendary months of Jan., Feb., Mar., April and May last in part of 30,000l. out of the revenue of Ireland for the current year: and that you have drawn bills for this 12,500l., and for 1,250l. for the exchange thereof, on John Price, late Receiver General of the Revenue of Ireland. The present Receivers General of Ireland, Sir Henry Bond, bart., and Lewis Doe, have agreed to return moneys from Ireland at 8 per cent. exchange. Please therefore draw bills on Bond and Doe for 2,500l. for each of the calendary months of June, July, Aug., Sept., Oct., Nov. and Dec. of the present year (with 200l. per month more for exchange). This will complete the said 30,000l. Out Letters (Ireland) V, pp. 131–2.
Royal warrant to the Lord Deputy of Ireland to pass a commission under the great seal of Ireland to constitute William Dickenson, William Strong, Herbert Aubrey Francis Plowden and John Trinder to be Commissioners of the Revenue, Ireland: during pleasure: with the salary of 1,000l. per an. each. The pensions of 500l. per an. to Sir William Talbot and 60l. per an. to Charles Playdell are to be continued in this new commission during pleasure: John Ellis to be Secretary and John Thompson to be Agent and Solicitor to the said Commissioners with salaries as in the present [hereby suspended] Commission. Power to the Commissioners to pay salaries and incidents. Ibid, pp. 132–3.
July 22. Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt [sic erratum for the Treasurer of the Navy]. The Treasury Lords have directed 2,249l. 6s. 0d. to be issued to you this week for wages due before Lady day, 1686, as follows, viz. 1,151l. 14s. 9d. for the Fubbs yacht; 642l. 13s. 8d. for the Henrietta yacht; 454l. 17s. 7d. for the Katherine yacht. Take care to pay same accordingly. Disposition Book VI, p. 214.
Same to the Customs Cashier to pay into the Exchequer to-morrow 1,000l. for secret service. Insert this sum in your next [weekly] certificate of the Customs [cash]. (Same, dated same, to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue said 1,000l. to me [Guy] for secret service by way of advance. The necessary warrants for the regular issue thereof shall be sent to you as soon as passed.) Ibid, p. 215.
July 23. Treasury warrant to the Customs Cashier to pay Philip Nisbett 30l. for 2½ years to 1685, Sept. 29, on his fee as searcher of Hull port: he giving the King a release of all claim to arrears of salary in respect of said office. Money Book IX, p. 49.
July 23. Money order for 200l. to Thomas Smith, underkeeper of the Park of East Greenwich, without account: 75l. thereof for wages to himself to 1684, Christmas (as by the statement of Charles Toll et al. [of the arrears of the late King's servants] "after the usual retrenchment made") and 125l. as royal bounty for his care and service in the said place. Order Book II, p. 172.
Same for 125l. to Thomas Hawley, gent., porter of the Tower, for the wages or salary of 60l. per an. payable to him by the Treasurer of the Ordnance, [being] to 1684, Dec. 19, according to the statement of said arrears made by Charles Toll et al. June 13 last, "after making such a retrenchment thereout as was provided by his Majesty's order in Council of the 16th of April, 1686." To be issued on the 20,000l. privy seal dormant of the 20th inst. Ibid, p. 173.
Same for 10l. to William Parks, porter at the gate of the Receipt, for half a year to June 24 last for his attendance upon the officers of the Receipt. Ibid, p. 174.
July 24. Money warrant for 4,000l. to Sir William Villiers, bart., for one year from 1687, Christmas, by way of advance on the privy seal of 1685–6, Feb. 17, supra, p. 582: to be by him laid out in the manner and for the uses ut ibid. (Money order dated July 26 hereon.) Money Book IX, p. 48. Order Book II, p. 173.
Money order for 2,500l. to Henry Guy, for secret service, without account: to be issued on the 20,000l. privy seal dormant of the 20th inst.: as by the royal sign manual [missing] of the 21st inst. and money warrant [missing] of the 23rd inst. Order Book II, p. 166.
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. 215–6.
Out of the Customs. l.
to the Treasurer of the Navy [on the Navy's] weekly money "on account of 400,000l. per an. from Lady day, 1686" 7,000
to ditto for warrant officers [towards their arrears due before 1686, Lady day] 200
to the Treasurer of the Ordnance [for one week on the Ordnance Office] ordinary 1,000
Out of the Excise.
to the Earl of Ranelagh for the Forces 12,000
Out of the Hearthmoney.
to the Cofferer of the Household 1,500
to the Master of the Great Wardrobe 1,000
(Same, dated same, to respectively the Customs Cashier and the Commissioners of Excise and Hearthmoney, enclosing the paper of disposition of the cash of those branches of the revenue: said paper including only the above items respectively.)
July 25. Same to the Customs Cashier to pay into the Exchequer to-day or to-morrow without fail 2,500l. Put this sum into your next [weekly] certificate [of the Customs cash]. Ibid, p. 216.
(Same, dated same, to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue same as follows, viz. 2,000l. to Lady Powys, Lady Governess to the Prince of Wales; 500l. to me [Guy] for secret service. Both sums are to be issued by way of advance, "his Majesty's service greatly requiring the same." The warrants for the regular discharging [authorising the issuing] thereof shall be sent to you as soon as passed.)
July 25. Henry Guy to Mr. Gilbert. I have yours of the 21st inst. When the certificate comes of the poor benefices that are to be discharged [from arrears of Tenths] I will take care that the warrant is drawn in general for all the years [arrears] as you desire. As to your friend Mr. Nevill, the privy seal extends only to rectories and vicarages and not to prebends. He can therefore have no benefit from it. Out Letters (General) XI, p. 417.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to visit the Duchess of Portsmouth's goods to-morrow morning at her lodgings in Whitehall and to seal them up in order to their transport to France. Ibid.
Treasury reference to Bartholomew Fillingham, Tho Hall, William Lowndes and Philip Ryley [Agents for Taxes] of the state of Mris. Dashwood's case as follows. The referees are to report as to the sufficiency of the respective estates of, the late Undertakers for the Irish Revenue [the former Farmers of the great branches of the Revenue, Ireland]. Reference Book V, pp. 301–2.
Prefixing: said state. The balance of the late undertakers in Ireland upon their account is 76,752l. 18s. 5½d., from which is to be abated 14,254l. 15s. 5d., the money lately paid on account of the Forths' [share of the said] farm. This leaves a balance of 62,498l. 3s. 0½d. Two-thirds of this sum (to which Mris. Dashwood with others is liable) is 41,665l. 8s. 0d. Mris. Dashwood desires to be admitted to pay only one-eighth of this two-thirds because the persons or estates of eight undertakers are liable, viz. Sir James Hayes, Sir Alexander Bence, deceased, John Stepney, John Bence, Joseph Dean, George Dashwood, deceased, Robert Huntington, deceased, and Richard Kingdon, deceased. The said eighth part will amount to 5,208l. 3s. 0d. But her share will be 8,333l. if Mris. Dashwood is to pay a fifth of the said twothirds on the ground that only five of the said undertakers' estates are reputed to be solvent, viz. Sir James Hayes, Sir Alexander Bence, John Stepney, John Bence and George Dashwood. On behalf of Mris. Bence it is alleged that Lemuel Kingdon left an estate which would have been reached for the king's debt if his heirs since his death had not been discharged by the King: also that some estate is left by Major Huntingdon, which his executors must apply to the satisfaction of his part of this debt before any other creditors, and his said executors have pleaded the King's debt in bar of actions of other creditors. Mris. Dashwood therefore prays that the estates of Kingdon and Huntingdon be reckoned as if solvent.
Memorandum: there was annexed to the above paper a [former] petition of Mris. Dashwood; a report by the Attorney General; another by Mr. Lowndes; another computation of the said balance.
Entry of the Treasury Lords' signature of the docquet of a demise to William Farrar (as the nominee of Henry, Earl of Peterborough) of a messuage in Exchange Alley and 26 other messuages or tenements in a street called Savage Buildings, near Tower Hill, and of the Swan Inn and four other messuages in Newport Pagnell, ut supra, pp. 1964–5. Warrants not Relating to Money XII, p. 343.
July 26. Henry Guy to the Customs Commissioners to send a Customs officer to the lodgings of Monsieur de Zuylestein, Envoy from the Prince of Orange, to visit and seal his goods in order to their transport to Holland. Out Letters (General) XI, p. 417.
Appending: schedule of said goods (household goods, clothes, tin etc.).
July 27. Same to same to deliver to the Portugal Envoy and to permit the re-shipment, Customs free, of the following goods arrived from Portugal for the use of the Count de Pontevall, who was designed to come as Ambassador from Protugal, but the said embassage is stopped. Ibid, p. 418.
Appending: note of said goods laded at Bordeaux on the ship —, Edward Tomlins master (a trunk containing 6lb. of sucad, 960 ounces of old fringe, white plate and clothes).
Same to Sir Robert Holmes. Send to the Treasury Lords your further answer to the enclosed reply [missing] of Col. Arnolt Cooper to your answer on his former petition. Ibid.
Treasury reference to Richard Coling, esq., of the petition of Eliz. de Gloxin to the King; petitioner shewing that her husband was Resident in this Court from the Elector of Cologne for eleven years past; that some months since, having occasion to return to Cologne, his master thought fit to appoint the Reverend Father Corker to reside here in his place: "now it being customary upon such occasions to give some present to public ministers, she humbly begs that she may receive what has formerly been given to the Residents of other Electors." Reference Book V, p. 302.
The referee hereon is to report " what presents have been usually given to persons of the petitioner's husband's quality."
Same to Mr Graham and Mr. Burton of the petition of Edward Ange, praying a continuance of the salary of 150l. per an. allowed him by the late Lord Treasurer [Rochester] for his labours in relation to Recusants; which salary has been paid to 1686, Christmas. Ibid, p. 303.
July 28. Henry Guy to the Customs Commissioners to deliver at the Duchess of Mazarin's lodgings at Whitehall, on payment of Custom, a box now in the Customs House at Dover. Out Letters (Customs) XI, p. 418.
July 30. Royal warrant, dated Windsor Castle, to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal for a grant to George Bromfeild, his executors and assigns, of the full, free and sole liberty and privilege of gathering and taking any stones useful for the making of copperas upon any soil or ground belonging to the Crown between the high and low water marks of the sea within the county of Kent and upon the said soil or ground to operate and convert the same to the said use, for his and their sole behoof and benefit: all for 31 years from June 24 last at the rent of 20s. per an. payable to the Receiver [of Crown Revenues] for said county: with a prohibition to any other person to do as herein in the said county or elsewhere in England, Wales or Berwick-on-Tweed: all by reason that said Bromfeild has, by petition, represented that there are certain stones cast up by the tide on the shore of Kent which he conceives may be useful to the making of copperas: wherefore the Attorney General has reported, May 23 last, that by law the shore betwixt high and low water belongs to the Crown with the stones thereon; and further, Samuel Pepys has reported, July 10 last, that he has advised with the Judge of the Admiralty and is of opinion that such grant will be in no wise prejudicial to the rights and jurisdictions of the Lord High Admiral of England. King's Warrant Book XIII, pp. 59–60.
July 30. Royal warrant to the [Earl of Bath] Lord Warden of the Stannaries and to the Parliament of Tinners. The King has for himself and on behalf of the Prince of Wales come to an agreement with the tinners, in Convocation assembled, to take all the tin that shall arise within the respective Stannaries for eleven years from June 24 last at 3l. 10s. 0d. per hundred stannary weight over and above the coinage duty Further, by the mediation of the Earl of Bath, Lord Warden of the Stannaries, the King has admitted and accepted Sir Thomas Griffith of London, kt., Thomas Hartop of London, esq., Richard Holt and James Kelke of London merchants, to be farmers of the Pre-emption and of the Coinage duty of tin; they having agreed to take all such tin as shall arise within the said Stannaries during said term at said price in such manner as the King was to take same at the respective coinages as hath been accustomed. It is therefore the King's pleasure hereby that the tinners of the respective Stannaries do from time to time deliver to the said Farmers all such tin as they have made or shall make within said term, they paying therefor according to the said agreement: all to the mutual advantage of said Farmers and said tinners and to the advancement of the revenue of the Prince, Duke of Cornwall. King's Warrant Book XIII, pp. 60–1.
Royal letter to said Earl of Bath to signify to the tinners the agreement as above, acquainting them with the names of said Farmers, and that the King will be in all things careful to preserve the tinners' ancient rights, customs and privileges and that accordingly a Commission is to be forthwith prepared for said Lord Warden to treat and conclude with the Convocation or Parliament of tinners to ratify and confirm the premises and concerning all other matters relating to the Stannaries. Further, as it has been represented that the tinners may have some apprehensions or jealousy that the late adjournment of the Midsummer Coinage (" being, as you have informed us, a- coinage of right") might be prejudicial and an invasion of their rights of Coinage, wherefore it is desired by said Earl that it be not brought into a precedent, the said Earl is hereby to assure the tinners that the King neither had nor has "any such intention to invade or infringe any of their rights or customs and the said adjournment (as you know) was only and for no other cause than for the good of the tinners themselves "according to their petition and for the carrying on of the farm, without which it could never have proceeded. You and the Convocation are therefore to settle the same in such manner as that the said adjournment in this case shall be no precedent for the future nor prejudicial to the rights and privileges of the tinners if the same be found contrary to the laws and customs of the Stannaries. Ibid, pp. 61–2.
July 30. Royal warrant to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal to empower the Earl of Bath to treat as follows with the tinners of the Stannaries of Cornwall and Devon. In 1686 the said tinners in their respective Parliaments and Convocations complained representing the great decay of the Stannaries occasioned by the combination of merchants, whereby the price of tin was sunk so low as that their labours and adventures were wholly discouraged, and therefore they prayed a commission to you to treat with them for the king's taking all their tin in farm at such a rate as might encourage their adventures. Therefore in consideration of the constant loyalty of the said tinners and out of a just compassion of their ill circumstances the King by order dated Windsor, Aug. 16 last, declared that he would be content to take at 3l. 10s. 0d. per hundred[weight] all the tin that should be found within the said Stannaries, being much beyond the then price current or what could otherwise be by them hoped for by any other means. By the order dated Whitehall, Nov. 29 last, you were directed to signify whether the tinners would accept of the [said] price with an assurance that if they did a commission should be issued to you to conclude and treat with them thereupon. You have communicated same to them and they have by certain instruments under the hands of the respective members of the respective Parliaments or Convocations (the one dated at Lostwithiel for the Stannaries of Cornwall, 1687, Dec. 19, the other at Tavistock for the Stannaries of Devon, 1687, Dec. 14) declared their cheerful assent to the said price. You are therefore hereby authorised to forthwith repair to Lostwithiel and Tavistock (or to such other places as may be convenient for the said Parliaments or Convocations to be adjourned to) and to complete and execute the said agreement according to the articles annexed: taking care that same be ratified in said Convocations. Further, hereby you are authorised on behalf of the Prince, Duke of Cornwall, to assent to all such laws and constitutions as shall be agreed upon and presented to you by the said Convocations for the welfare and good government of the Stannaries in such manner as has been accustomed. " And whereas since the transactions abovesaid it hath pleased God to bless us with a son, who is by birth Duke of Cornwall, and all our interest in the Stannaries is thereupon devolved upon our said dearly beloved son, we do hereby declare the agreement aforesaid to be on the behalf of our said dearly beloved son the Duke of Cornwall and his successors" and do hereby promise that this agreement shall be ratified by the said Duke under his great seal within the space of twelve months. King's Warrant Book XIII, pp. 62–4
Appending: articles and instructions to be observed by the Earl of Bath in execution hereof. (1) You shall settle an agreement with the Convocations for all the said tin at said price of 3l. 10s. 0d. per hundred Stannary weight, "accounting 120lbs. at 16oz. to the pound to each hundred," rebating for debased and bad tin as has been accustomed: for 11 years from June 24 last. (2) You shall for the King agree that during the continuance of this farm the tinners shall be discharged of the Coinage duty of 4s. per hundred. (3) The price of every parcel of tin at the said rate shall be paid to the respective tinners within six days after the delivery of same; or in default thereof the owner to dispose the same at his pleasure upon payment of the Coinage duty and Customs. (4) The King condescends and agrees that there shall be four coinages yearly at each coinage town at the usual times, to be ascertained [fixed] as in former farms. (5) The King's agents, farmers or assigns shall have a bank or stock of 10,000l. in the whole; to be divided and lodged in each coinage town; some thereof (in such proportion as shall be fit) to be from time to time lent and advanced to the tinners betwixt the Coinages upon good security at 6 per cent for two or three months "and if but for one month and the tin in the [Coinage] Hall, [then] to be lent gratis."
July 30. Royal warrant to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal for a fresh Commission for hackney Coaches (for licensing, regulating, ordering and governing all hackney coaches to be let or driven within the several parishes comprised within the weekly bills of mortality): the new Commissioners to be John Philipps, Col. Thomas Napier, Thomas Price, Richard Sheldon and John Baptist Nipho, son of Jerome Nipho: in place of the said Philipps, Napier, Price and Jerome Nipho. [The effect of this new Commission is simply to substitute Nipho, senr., for Nipho, junr.] King's Warrant Book XIII, pp. 65–6.
Same to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for a grant to Rowland Woodyer and William Challoner, their executors and assigns, of all Customs or duties on lampernes exported alive out of the Thames or elsewhere in England to Holland and Zealand or other places within the jurisdiction of the United Provinces of the Netherlands: viz. from 1684–5, Feb. 6, to 1694, Sept. 11: they paying therefor the existing yearly rent of 20 marks (as in the existing grant of the premises) and all arrears thereon to Feb. 2 last and "also the same or the like yearly rent of 20 marks from henceforth during the continuance of this grant." All officers who have received or shall receive the profit of the said Customs since 1684–5, Feb. 6, [are hereby authorised and required to pay same] to said Woodyer and Challoner to their own use. But no benefit to be had of this grant till said arrears be paid into the Exchequer: all by reason that Charles II, 1663, Sept. 11, granted to Sir Joseph Wagstaffe, kt., since deceased, the sole benefit of transporting lampernes alive from England to Holland as above, for 31 years at the said rent of 20 marks, and the interest and benefit of the said letters patent have come to said Woodyer and Challoner "and those from whom they claim under the said letters patents did receive the Customs or duties of the said lampernes, which were exported, until the time of the demise or decease of our said royal brother, since which time the Customs or duties of lampernes exported do belong or are supposed to belong to" the Crown by virtue of the Act of 1 James II, c. 1, for settling on the present King the revenue which was settled on Charles II. Ibid, pp. 66–8.
July 30. Money warrant for 100l. to William Carter, without account: in reward for his extraordinary charges and pains in seizing, prosecuting and condemning divers parcels of wool (intended to be transported) and the vessels exporting the same: to be satisfied out of the moneys of goods seized. (Money order dated July 31 hereon.) Money Book IX, p. 51. Order Book II, p. 174.
Dormant same for the salary of 1,000l. per an. to Sir John Rotheram as one of the Barons of the Exchequer Court: to be satisfied out of any unappropriated money in the Exchequer. Money Book IX, p. 51.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Cashier to pay 63l. 2s. 0d. to the Clerk of the Pipe for himself and the Secondaries and clerks in his Office; 5l. 15s. 0d. to the Comptroller of the Pipe; 11l. 15s. 4d. to the two Deputy Chamberlains [of the Exchequer Court]: in all 80l. 12s. 4d.: being for one year to June 24 last on their several fees payable out of the Customs. (Henry Guy, dated same, to same to so pay same.) Ibid, p. 52. Disposition Book VI, p. 217.
Money warrant for 534l. 18s. 0d. to Joseph [Hornby] and Nathaniel Hornby for 6 per cent interest [from Mar. 25] to June 24 last on several sums of money by them advanced and lent for the service of the late King: as by an account thereof made up by Auditor Aldworth and allowed by the Treasury Lords the 13th inst. (Money order dated Aug. 3 hereon.) Money Book IX, p. 53. Order Book II, p. 175.
Same for 60l. to John, Earl of Bath, for three quarters to June 24 last on his fee of 80l. per an. as underkeeper of St. James's House: to be satisfied out of any unappropriated money in the Exchequer. Money Book IX, p. 54.
Same for 10l. to Lodowick Bray for last June 24 quarter on his pension: to be satisfied ut supra. Ibid.
Henry Guy, dated Windsor Castle, to the Auditor of the Receipt to pay (out of the money and goods seized) the above 60l. to the Earl of Bath and 10l. to Mr. Bray: and (out of the moneys of Tenths) 50l. to Mr. Morland. Disposition Book VI, p. 217.
Same to same to issue (out of the wine and vinegar duty moneys now in the Exchequer) 2,000l. to the Treasurer of the Ordnance for stores and storehouses; and 534l. 5s. 1d. to Visct. Falkland, Treasurer of the Navy, for the seamen lately belonging to the King's ship Bristol. Ibid, p. 219.
Same to the Judge of the Admiralty Court, enclosing a memorandum as follows concerning the two ships Constant Love and Revenge. It is the King's pleasure that you observe same. Out Letters (General) XI, p. 418.
Appending: said memorandum "of his Majesty's pleasure from the Lords Commissioners of the Treasury to Mr. Pepys." Mr. Horsdesnell, Chief Judge of Bermudas, has by several letters to the Committee of [Trade and] Plantations and to the Treasury Lords, given information that Sir Robert Robinson has defrauded the King of a considerable part of the [Hispaniola] wreck money belonging to his Majesty; which is supposed to have been sent into England by him on either the Constant Love, Capt. Bee master, or on the pirate ship Revenge, brought home by his son, both which ships and their lading are now under arrest. It is the King's pleasure that as soon as the Constant Love shall have been searched by the officers of the Mint (who are to take an account of all the wreck money) and the master, Capt. Bee, has given security to answer any claim of the King he then be permitted to unload and to dispose of the goods as he shall see cause: but that as to the Revenge the arrest be continued with great strictness until the like search be made by the officers of the Mint and until the King's further pleasure be known.
July 30. Henry Guy, dated Windsor Castle, to the officers of the Mint. The Treasury Lords are informed by Mr. Constable (who was employed to take care of the King's part of the treasure taken up from the wreck near Hispaniola) that he received at the said wreck the value of 500l. odd and that afterwards going to Jamaica he seized on board Capt. Knapman's ship a quantity of silver said to be 19,9071/8 ounces, which was in the hands of Col. Molesworth. You are to receive the said treasure from the hands of Mr. Constable and to bring same into the Mint to his Majesty's use: and you are to give the Treasury Lords an account thereof. (Same, dated same, to said Constable to deliver said treasure to said Mint officers.) Out Letters (General) XI, p. 419.
Same to the Earl of Bath et al. The King has signed your warrants [ut supra, pp. 2023–5]. But in regard you will now be possessed of the tin at the ensuing coinage before the grant [of the tin farm] pass the seal, and [consequently] the King will not receive the Coinage duty [on the tin you will so receive] his Majesty thinks it reasonable that you should forthwith pay part of the 8,000l. which you were to advance. He therefore directs you, upon receipt of these warrants, to pay 500l. into the Exchequer and to give bond that when you are possessed of the tin at the ensuing Coinage you will pay 1,000l. more in part of the said 8,000l. Ibid.
Same to the officers of the Mint to go with Visct. Falkland to receive the King's part of the treasure brought from the Hispaniola wreck by the ship or ships lately commanded by Sir John Narborough. Bring the same into the Mint and give the Treasury Lords an account thereof. Ibid, p. 420.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to permit Col. Patrick Sarsfeild to export, Customs free, eight horses to Ireland. Ibid.
Treasury reference to Mr. Fillingham et al. of the petition of Ann Hargrave, shewing that her husband was concerned in Wadlow's undertaking [for the collection or management of the First Wine Act], but [that he] never intermeddled with the receipt of money: that there are endeavours made to obtain a grant of the debt due [to the King] from said Wadlow [and his partners in said undertaking] on purpose to vex petitioner: therefore she prays to be discharged from said undertaking "as several or most of the other undertakers or their widows have been." Reference Book V, p. 303.
July 30. Treasury warrant to the sheriff of Middlesex to deliver to Richard Beauvoir the particulars as follow which have been seized as forfeit to the King by the outlawry of Sir Robert Vyner; the said particulars having been granted by privy seal to said Beauvoir. The said Beauvoir is to give security to re-deliver same if the Treasury Lords shall so direct. Warrants not Relating to Money XII, p. 344.
Appending: schedule of the goods and rents of Sir Robert Vyner and his tenants seized by the undersheriff upon Mr. Edwards his outlawry, viz. at the manor of Swakeleys (goods to the value of 70l. at the great house; 13l. of Richard Osmond, a tenant; 14l. of Eliz. Porter, widow, a tenant; 4l. of John Osmond, a tenant; 4l. of Francis Marlow, a tenant; 2l. of William Hilliar, a tenant; 5l. on the fishery late Preist's; 10l. of Robt. Bennett, late Wetherley's; 74l. of William Pope; 3l. of Sarah Greenhill: total, 199l.)
Same to the Trustees for sale of Fee Farm Rents to convey to John Garland certain rents [unnamed] as in lieu of several other rents [unnamed] to the value of 2,191l. 6s. 10d. [formerly purchased by him and which have proved unrealisable]. Ibid, p. 345.
Same to the King's Remembrancer for a Commission to the following for enquiry touching moneys levied on Recusants or other Dissenters whatsoever and not yet answered or accompted for to the King, all ut supra, p. 1803, viz.: Ibid, pp. 345–6
Within the city of Canterbury and the counties of Kent and Southampton.
Sir Edward Hale, bart., Sir Hen. Tichburne, bart., Sir Tho. Roberts, bart., Sir Rob. Holmes, kt., Sir Cha. Bickerstaff, kt., Thomas Manley of Rochester, Tho. Scranton of Canterbury, Edwd. Crayford of Canterbury, Tho. Hales of Canterbury, Edmd. Perkins of Hampshire, Tho. Price of the Inner Temple, Patrick Fairley of the Middle Temple, Cha. Danvers of the Inner Temple, Richd. White of the Middle Temple, Robt. Gibbon of the Wold [Weald] of Kent, —Brewer, junr., of Maidstone,— Wright, mayor of Maidstone, — Tuck, Deputy Governor of Dover, Andrew Barry of the Inner Temple, all esqrs.: Joseph Garthwayt of the Middle Temple, Richd. Jobber of the Inner Temple, Edwd. Lloyd of Westminster, Charles Brockwell of London, gentlemen.
For cos. Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridge and the Isle of Ely.
Sir James Johnston, kt., Rob. Walpoole, Isaac Preston, Gerrard Russell, Phillip Cadman, Edmund Coleman, Hugh Underwood, Robt. Sparrow, John Davey, esqrs.; Thorowgood Upwood, Robt. Russell, William Betts, Daniell Cole, John Challis, Cha. Brockwell, Bath. Young, Tho. Baleston, Jonathan Perry, Tho. Godfrey, Edward Bayley.
Same to same for a constat or particular of the estate of Francis Charlton, outlawed for treason; in order to a grant thereof to the Duke of Berwick. Ibid, p. 346.
July 31. Money order for 407l. 4s. 7d. to John Walker, Usher of the Exchequer Court, as well for necessaries delivered to the officers of said Court in Trinity term, 1688, as for his own diet at 5d. a day for 138 days, Mar. 13 last to July 31 last. Order Book II, p 174.
July 31. Money order for 1,500l. to Henry Guy, for secret service, without account: to be issued on the 20,000l. privy seal dormant of the 20th inst., as by the royal sign manual of the 30th inst. and money warrant of the 30th inst. and money order of the 30th inst. Order Book II, p. 174.
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. 218.
Out of the Customs. l.
to the Treasurer of the Navy [on the Navy's] weekly money "on account of 400,000l. per an. from Lady day, 1686" 7,000
to ditto for warrant officers [on their arrears due before 1686, Lady day] 200
to the Treasurer of the Ordnance [for one week on the Ordnance Office] ordinary 1,000
Out of the Excise.
to the Ear of Ranelagh for the Forces 12,000
Out of Hearthmoney.
to the Cofferer of the Household 1,500
to Sir William Villiers for the Stables 2,000
(Same, dated same, respectively to the Customs Cashier and the Commissioners of Excise and Hearthmoney, enclosing the paper of the disposition of the cash of those respective branches of the revenue: said paper including in each case only the items as above.)
Same to the Navy Commissioners. It is the King's pleasure that you stop so much of the money due to Mr. Martin upon his contract for naval stores as amounts to the difference between his old and new contracts, until such time as all the articles of his old contract be complied with. Out Letters (General) XI, p. 422.
Aug. [?1]. Same to the Earl of Melfort to report on (a) infra. Ibid, p. 421.
Appending: (a) petition of Deborah Cranstun, widow, shewing that her father was Major of Foot at Worcester fight and was taken prisoner and plundered; that she is a widow with three children and was lately arrested and is like to be thrown into prison, being abandoned by her friends for turning to the Roman Catholic religion: therefore prays a small pension or a sum of money for her relief.