Entry Book: May 1690, 11-15

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Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 9, 1689-1692. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1931.

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May 1690, 11-15

Date. Nature and Substance of the Entry. Reference.
May 12. Treasury warrant dormant to Mr. Fox [Customs Cashier] to pay Simon Smith the fees of 3½d. per day as otter hunter and 4½d. per day for keeping six hounds and 1½d. per day for a boy under him and 9d. per day for keeping 12 dogs more ; which allowances, amounting to 1s. 6½d. per day, are payable out of the Customs of Southampton port : and further to pay the arrears thereon from 1688, Christmas : said Smith having a grant of said office, dated 1660, Sept. 14, for life. Money Book X, p. 342.
William Jephson to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue (out of the moneys of First Fruits and Tenths) 666l. to Mr. Lloyd, Paymaster of the Works. (Same to said Lloyd to pay same to Mr. Negus, Surveyor of their Majesties' Mews, viz. 660l. for several works and services by him performed in the Mews as by the enclosed particular [missing] examined by Sir Christopher Wren, and 6l. for [Exchequer] fees on receiving the money.) Disposition Book VIII, pp. 129, 130.
Same to same to issue as follows the 2,500l. which Mr. Harbord has agreed to lend into the Exchequer on credit of the revenue of the Duchy of Cornwall viz. : Ibid, p. 130.
to said Harbord for Col. Leviston's recruits 900
to ditto for Mr. Allen for packing hay 400
to ditto "on such warrant as you shall receive for his own particular use" 1,200
Same to same to issue to said Harbord the 5,500l. which is lent or agreed to be lent by Mr. Harnage and Mr. Acton on the Additional 12d. Aid : same to be by Harbord paid to said Harnage and Acton as in satisfaction for 10,000 surtouts furnished by them by contract. Ibid.
Same to same to issue 400l. to Mr. Bertie, Treasurer of the Ordnance, out of any disposable money in the Exchequer : same to be by him paid to Mr. Hawgood and Mr. Hill, sword cutlers, for swords to be sent to Ireland. Ibid.
Same to the Auditors of Imprests to forthwith attend the despatch of the accounts of the late Managers of the Hearthmoney for the five years ended 1684, Lady day. Give the Treasury Lords an account from time to time as you proceed therein. (Same to said Managers informing them hereof. Take all your tallies and other vouchers to said auditors in order to this work.) Out Letters (General) XII, p. 267.
William Jephson to the Customs Commissioners to send to the Countess of Sunderland's house in Leicester Fields to open there her goods lately come from Holland in the Anne yacht. Out Letters (General) XII, p. 267.
Same to the Navy Commissioners. There will be 6,000l. a week constantly paid at the Exchequer to the Treasurer of the Navy for the current service of the Navy for this year ; viz. out of the loans on the Act for the Customs [2 Wm. and Mary, c. 4]. In case in any of the said weeks there shall happen to be a deficiency of loans to make good such payment "in all such cases the Treasurer of the Navy may supply the same by making loans [on credit of said Act] in his own name." Ibid, p. 268.
Treasury order to the Customs Commissioners to observe (a) infra.
Appending : (a) order of the Committee for the Affairs of Ireland, dated Whitehall, May 9. Whereas the King has appointed Sir Peter Rich, Capt. Greenhill, Capt. Atkinson, Capt. Akerman, John Nicholl and Capt. Henry Mudd to be Commissioners for providing shipping for transport of Forces for Ireland, and they have several ships ready to sail for Ostend to bring over five Regiments from Flanders and the same [ships] are stopped by the Customs officers, it is hereby ordered that said ships as in a list annexed [missing] be cleared and despatched without delay both in London port and other ports, notwithstanding the embargo.
Out Letters (Customs) XII, p. 153.
For the reference on Thomas Coote's petition, see supra, p. 613. Out Letters (Ireland) VI, p. 22.
May 13. Money warrant for 2,000l. to the late Treasury Lords (Charles, Earl of Monmouth ; Henry, Lord Delamer, now Earl of Warrington ; Sidney, Lord Godolphin ; Sir Henry Capell and Richard Hampden) for last Lady day quarter's salaries. Money Book X, pp. 342-3. Order Book III, p. 72.
Same for 1,114l. 3s. 0d. to William Harbord, Surveyor General of Crown Lands ; without account ; as reward for extraordinary pains and charges in buying in several parcels of land at Windsor and Winchester for the service of the Crown and in surveying, preserving and recovering the Honor of Tutbury and Forest of Needwood whereof a grant was surreptitiously obtained and in surveying the several parcels of the manor and bailiwick of St. James's, whereby the true value thereof was known and an intended alienation of same was prevented ; and for other services for several years past. To be satisfied out of said Harbord's loan of 2,500l., ut supra, p. 624. (Money order dated May 14 hereon.) Money Book X, p. 343. Order Book III, p. 73.
Same dormant for the fee of 6d. a day to John Burrard, esq., as riding forester in New Forest : and for 9l. 2s. 6d. for one year thereon to Lady day last. With : a marginal confirmation, dated 1692, April 25, by the then Treasury Lords. Money Book X, p. 344.
Money warrant for 10,000l. to Richard, Earl of Bellomont, for the service of the Queen as imprest and to complete the 50,000l. as by the privy seal of 1689, June 20, ut supra, p. 147. (Money order dated May 17 hereon.) Money Book X, p. 345. Order Book III, p. 75.
Treasury order for the satisfaction (out of Harbord's 2,500l. loan, ut supra, p. 624) of a money order dated 1689, Oct. 21, for 85l. 17s. 0d. to William Harbord for making a new head to Slade Pond in New Park, co. Surrey, and repairing the island in said pond. Order Book III, p. 72.
William Jephson to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue to the Earl of Clare 250l. upon his order as one of the Gentlemen of the Bedchamber : to be issued out of the 6,000l. which said Earl has lent into the Exchequer on credit of the Temporary Excise. Disposition Book VIII, p. 131.
Same to same to issue 112l. to Sir Rowland Gwynne, kt., Treasurer of the Chamber, out of the 3,694l. 19s. 8d. reserved in the Exchequer for said Treasurer : same to be by him paid as follows, viz. 100l. to Mr. Gauntlet, underkeeper of the records of the Council, in part of his bills for two years to Christmas last ; 12l. to Mary Dowle, strewer of herbs, for half a year to Michaelmas last on a warrant signed by the Lord Chamberlain. (Same to said Gwynn to so pay same.) Ibid.
Same to same to issue 208l. to said Gwynn, out of the [abovesaid] money reserved for him in the Exchequer. Ibid, p. 132.
Same to Mr. Blathwayt to procure a royal warrant for allowing in the account of William Harbord [of money for the Forces in Ireland] 2,700l. which he is ordered to pay to Mr. Henley, having been disbursed by him [Henley] for provisions for their Majesties' service in Ireland. Out Letters (General) XII, p. 268.
Same to the Excise Commissioners to report on the enclosed presentment [missing] made by the Justices of Peace for co. Bucks to the Rt. Honble. Thomas Warton, esq., complaining of abuses committed by the Excise officers in that county. Ibid, p. 269.
Same to the Attorney and Solicitor General and Major Wildman. Hasten your report on the papers relating to the Duchess of Cleveland's pension out of the Post Office, referred to you, ut supra, pp. 477-8. Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to send an officer to the Spanish Ambassador's house to seal the goods of the Countess of Staremberg in order to their transport to Holland. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Brewer to forthwith state the accounts of the Hearthmoney and present same to my Lords. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Deringe to let Mr. Brewer have the inspection of all books and papers in your hands relating to the above account in order to its preparation. You are also to permit the Excise Commissioners to inspect your said books and papers if they think fit. (Same to said Commissioners, apprising them hereof.) Ibid, pp. 269, 270.
William Jephson to the Customs Commissioners, enclosing the petition of Sir John Barker and Sir Charles Bloyes, praying, on behalf of the town of Ipswich, a copy of Mr. Bertie's report so far as concerns the removing the Custom House from Ipswich to Harwich. Give them such a copy.
Appending : said petition, shewing that in a presentment of March 17 last the Customs Commissioners desired an order from the Treasury Lords for erecting a Custom House at Harwich, in which memorial they refer to a report of Mr. Bertie, their surveyor. Therefore desire a copy of so much of said report as above in order to show the mistakes thereof.
Out Letters (General) XII, p. 270.
[?] Same to the Victualling Commissioners, enclosing the petition [missing] of Capt. Christopher Billop concerning some money he lent to Mr. Fen in Sept. last for victualling the Fleet, then in Torbay. You are to take care of this matter. Ibid.
May 13. Same to the officers of the Ordnance concerning the payment, ut supra, pp. 390-1, for the East India Company's 1,000 tons of saltpetre. My Lords will assign 40,000l. for the ordinary service of the Ordnance, to be paid out of the same fund (of the Customs), ut ibid., by three equal payments immediately after the sums 20,000l., 20,000l. and 20,000l. [this third sum being wrongly stated as 100,000l. in the present entry], ut ibid. If you can get money advanced or goods furnished upon the credit of this assignment my Lords will allow 7 per cent interest thereon. Ibid, p. 271.
Treasury reference to Aaron Smith of the petition of Robert Manning for grant of an estate of Dorothy Manby, value 270l., vested in the Crown by her dying intestate, without heirs ; same having been referred to the Treasury Lords from the King May 9 inst. Reference Book VI, p. 169.
Treasury warrant to the Clerk of the Pipe for letters patent under the Exchequer seal to constitute Sir Henry Capell, Kt. of the Bath, as steward and keeper of the Courts of the manor and lordship of Sheen, alias Richmont, alias Richmond, co. Surrey : during pleasure. Warrants not Relating to Money XIII, p. 195.
Same to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands for a particular and ratal of a long strip of ground lying on the east side of St. James's Park wall extending from William Storey's house at the south end next Long Ditch to Webb's house towards the north, being 570 foot long by 30 foot broad (including both Webb's and Storey's houses) and bounded on the east by an old drain or sewer which is since filled up and encroached upon by the late builders of the new street next adjoining (now called Duke Street) and not now left above 25 foot deep in most places : all with a view to a lease thereof to Sir Henry Fane for 31 years at 6s. 8d. per an. rent : with a covenant that the lessee shall make such compositions and agreements with the respective adjacent owners or inhabitants as the Treasury Lords shall approve and not to build thereon without said Lords' approval.
Prefixing : report by William Harbord, said Surveyor General, dated March 22 last, on said Fane's petition for same. The premises were petitioned for in 1681 by Henry Vaughane, who then proposed to give 500l. fine and 10l. per an. rent for 99 years' term if he might have liberty to build. They were petitioned for again in 1685 by Mris. Mary Gounter : on both which petitions Mr. Fisher reported, shewing that the premises were formerly in the hands of Edward Jolley, an ancient servant to Charles I, by licence [of] Philip, Earl of Pembroke, then keeper of Whitehall with the Cockpit and [St. James's] Park ; that said Jolley, having bestowed cost in building thereon, obtained a new grant thereof from the Duke of Albemarle when keeper of the said park : but in 1663 Charles II being informed that the said houses and ground were convenient for his service, commanded Sir Charles Harbord [then Surveyor General of Lands] to view same and contract with Jolley for his interest therein and he advised payment of 160l. (which Jolley had paid to said Duke for his said grant) and 100l. for his charges in building. Upon the payment of said 260l. and the surrender of said Jolley's interest the premises were delivered to Webb and same has been enjoyed by him and Storey for feeding and looking to the fowls and birds in the park. But this 260l. was not esteemed the full value, for the ground was the King's before, and the Duke's right was but as keeper for life and Jolley's interest was only an equitable one. Neither Vaughan nor Gounter obtained a grant of the premises and since the finishing and new building adjoining, several parts of the ground have been separated and used with the houses contiguous, the whole having been let by Webb to Moses Pitts, one of the builders, for 50l. per an., and by him [Pitts] to several others upon improvement. In 1687 Sir Edward Hales obtained a grant of 70 feet by 40 feet of the premises next to a house he had then lately purchased and 30 foot more northerly against a house in the possession of Avis Fashions, widow ; which was valued to him by Mr. Fisher at 5s. a foot or 17l. 10s. per an., but was passed for 31 years at 10l. per an. rent, with a power to erect kitchens thereon. There is about 100 foot more that lies adjoining the house late in possession of the late Lord Jefferyes, upon which very considerable buildings are erected at the charge of said Pitts, who made some proceedings towards a grant thereof by the help of said Jeffryes, who had (as is alleged) procured a warrant therefor from the late King James. But the grant was not perfected and Mr. Pitts' interest in the house adjoining is now disposed to Mr. Adiel Mills, a stationer in Paternoster Row : and this 100l. foot, considering its convenience to the great house adjoining, may well be worth a ground rent of 10s. a foot. The remainder (except Sir Edward Hales's) is about 400 foot (including both Webb's and Storey's) and will be 100l. rent if valued at 5s. per foot front, as Sir Edward Hales's was, and as some of the others have agreed to pay to the assigns of Webb, who claims the custody of the whole by permission from the Crown. This total rent of 150l. may be capable of some farther improvement if the lessee may have liberty to build.
Ibid, pp. 195-8.
Treasury warrant to Thomas Heseltine, Clerk of Assize in York, to deliver to Benj. Overton, Warden of the Mint, the 83 ounces of clippings and one ounce of filings in your custody, which were produced in evidence against one Baynes by the Mayor of Pontefract at the last Summer Assizes for co. Yorks. Warrants not Relating to Money XIII, p. 198.
May 14. Royal warrant to the Attorney General for a privy seal to discharge Sir John Ramsden of Byram, co. Yorks, from the baronetcy fee of 1,095l. King's Warrant Book XIV, p. 468.
Same to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal for a grant to Henry, Duke of Norfolk, of an annuity or pension of 3,000l. from Lady day last during pleasure : for good and acceptable services by him performed. Ibid, pp. 468-9.
Same to the Attorney General to acknowledge satisfaction upon record of the judgment on David Venables, late of London, goldsmith, who in Michaelmas term, 1683, was convicted for uttering plate not according to the standard and sentenced to 500l. fine and imprisonment till paid : the King being pleased to discharge him of said fine and imprisonment. Ibid, p. 478.
Same to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for 50,000l. to Richard, Earl of Bellomont, Treasurer to the Queen : for the use and service of said Queen, without account. Further it is hereby declared that the said Earl is not to account for any of the 50,000l. similarly ordered by the privy seal of June 20 last, supra, p. 147, in any other manner than he is to account for the present 50,000l., to wit only to the Queen's particular officers and ministers, as is usual in like cases. Ibid, pp. 478-9.
Same to William Harbord, Paymaster General of the Forces designed for Ireland, to pay to Thomas Done, one of the Auditors of Imprests, 20s. for every Troop of Horse and Dragoons and for every Company of Foot in the accounts to Jan. 1 last of the Forces employed in the reduction of Ireland : for his pains in auditing said account : being the like allowance which is made for auditing the yearly accounts of the Guards and Garrisons [England]. Ibid, pp. 479-80.
Same to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for providing for the payment of certain creditors of the Ordnance as follows : all on the lines of the former like privy seals, ut supra, p. 616 et priora ut ibid. : said creditors being Judith Bateman for 1,016l. 0s. 4d. for divers tents and other stores delivered to the Ordnance ; Thomas Brisco for 1,003l. 18s. 0d. for divers handscrews and other stores so delivered ; William Waterman, turner, for 1,022l. 8s. 10¾d. for divers cases of wood and other turner's ware so delivered ; Elizabeth Baker for 2,014l. 3s. 4d. for holsters and other stores so delivered ; Mary Braybrook for 1,001l. 4s. 6d. for stores so delivered ; Anne Cawthorne for 485l. 17s. 10d. for books, paper and other stores so delivered ; Matthew Bateman, master wheelwright, for 1,081l. 8s. 5d. for stores so delivered ; Hester Gibbon for 3,914l. 13s. 0d. for canvas and other provisions and stores so delivered ; John Hardwin for 925l. 4s. 7d. for ladles, sponges and other stores so delivered : in all 12,464l. 19s. 4¾d. Debentures are to be made forth and delivered for said sums and said debentures are to be liquidated by the said creditors' own loans upon the credit of the Exchequer in General and their orders of repayment for said loans, with 6 per cent interest, are to be charged on the register of the 2s. Aid, all in manner, ut supra, ibid., and next and immediately after the full total of items, detailed at length, last charged upon the said register, ut ibid. Ibid. XV, pp. 1-5.
Royal warrant to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal for a grant to Sir John Elwes, kt., in free and common socage, of the 14 messuages as follows in Queen Street, in the parishes of St. Antholin and St. Mary Aldermary, London : at the rent of 6s. 8d. per an. : with a grant of any arrears and mesne profits not yet answered to the Crown from the premises.
Appending : particular and memorandum of the premises made out by T. Eden, Deputy King's Remembrancer. Premises are part of the estate of William Harcourt, alias Harrison, attainted of high treason in 30 Car. II, and found by inquisition at the Guildhall 1681, April 27, before Samuel Mellish, Thomas Marriott et al. The houses are severally in the tenure of Peter Drybutter, John Baker, Henry Payne, Henry Tyndell, John Blinco, Mary Perkins, Nathaniel Saunders, Thomas Leak, William Small, John Chevall, Thomas Rowse, Laurence Evans, John Tills, Mary Simpkin, William Shaw, William Jordan, Ann Conyers, Henry Raud and John Holl and are of the clear annual value of 160l. and were held in trust for said Harcourt by Richard Langhorne, senr., the Honble. Mervin Touehett, William Gaven, senr., and Thomas Langhorne, senr., and were seized into the King's hands by said inquisition.
King's Warrant Book XV, pp. 5-7.
Same to the Treasury Lords for payment of 993l. 10s. 10d. to the executors of Sir Robert Vyner, esq., deceased, late goldsmith, and 634l. 16s. 5d. to the executors of Robert Vyner, esq., late the King's goldsmith, in full satisfaction of several parcels of gilt and white plate, gold works and other works and services done and delivered by them into the Jewel House for the use and service of the late King James from 1687, June 24, to 1688-9, Jan. 2 : as by a certificate dated Dec. 18 last from Sir Gilbert Talbot, Master of the Jewels and Plate. (Money warrant dated May 16 hereon.) (Two separate money orders dated May 17 hereon.) Ibid, pp. 7-8. Money Book X, p. 347. Order Book III, pp. 74, 75.
Same to Thomas Neale, Master and Worker of the Mint, to forthwith pay (out of coinage moneys imprested for the service of the Mint) 2,620l. 5s. 10½d. to Ann Slingesby, relict and executrix of Henry Slingesby, esq., as the balance due upon his account as late Master and Worker of the Mint, according to the certificate of Auditor Brook Bridges. "But you are to take care that she applies the same to satisfy or towards satisfaction of the debt which the said executrix owes to the Moneyers." King's Warrant Book XV, p. 8.
Same to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for 40,000l. to Thomas Lloyd, Paymaster of the Works : as imprest for the service of the Works. (Money warrant dated May 23 hereon.) (Money order dated May 20 [sic erratum for probably May 24] hereon.) Ibid, pp. 8-9. Money Book X, p. 358. Order Book III, p. 77.
Royal warrant dormant to Sir Rowland Gwyn, Treasurer of the Chamber, to pay to Christopher Tankred, Master of the Harriers, the 300l. per an. which the King is pleased to grant to him as from 1689, Lady day, during pleasure, as in lieu of all the profits, perquisites and advantages belonging to his said office and heretofore usually paid out of the office of the Cofferer, the Hunting Stable, Privy Purse or Wardrobe (outside and beyond the salary of 500l. per an. granted with his said office), and likewise to serve for the wages of two horse huntsmen. Nothing herein is to obstruct the payment of said salary of 500l. per an. King's Warrant Book XV, p. 9.
Same to same to pay to Theodore Randu the divers fees, wages, salaries or other yearly allowances as follows, amounting in all to 12l. 3s. 4d., formerly enjoyed and received by him from the Treasurer of the Chamber in lieu of what was heretofore paid him by the Receiver of the Honor of Windsor in respect of said Randu's offices of keeper of the upper houses in Windsor Castle (6l. 1s. 8d. per an.) and of all the leads within said Castle (2d. a day), and keeper of the Great Butts there (2d. a day) : it being the King's pleasure that he shall continue in said offices and receive said allowances during pleasure.
And likewise to pay to Peter Hume, gent., the present Yeoman of the King's Wardrobe at St. James's, the allowance of 110l. per an., which is by omission left out of the establishment of the Chamber lately signed by the King : to wit 100l. per an. for salary and 10l. per an. for riding charges. Both said payments to date from the time said Randu and Hume were sworn and admitted into their said employments.
Ibid, pp. 10-11.
Royal warrant to the Treasury to pay Richard, Visct. Preston, Master of the Great Wardrobe to James II, 479l. 15s. 3d. for moneys due in that office for rent, work done and goods delivered for the use of James II, which are now in possession of the present King. (Money warrant dated May 19 hereon.) (Money order dated May 24 hereon.) Ibid, p. 11. Money Book X, pp. 351-2. Order Book III, p. 78.
Treasury warrant to the Receipt to take in loans not exceeding 500,000l. on the Act [2 Wm. and Mary, c. 4] granting a subsidy of Tunnage and Poundage : with interest at the rate of 8 per cent on all loans made before June 10 next and of 7 per cent on loans made thereafter : all in accordance with the terms of said Act and of the privy seal of this day's date, ut supra, p. 615. Money Book X, pp. 344-5.
William Jephson to the Excise Commissioners to pay into the Exchequer 3,000l. as part of the 6,052l. 8s. 10d. which on April 28 last, supra, p. 592, you were directed to pay to the Queen Dowager's Treasurer. Disposition Book VIII, p. 131.
Treasury references to Mr. Harbord [as Paymaster of the Forces in Ireland] of the petition of James Moyer on behalf of himself and others, undertakers for clothing the Forces raised in Mar., 1689 [1688-9] ; petitioners shewing that they engaged in this undertaking on the Order in Council for stopping the offreckonings of the respective Regiments to answer their debts [the debts to said undertakers] : that some of petitioners have received said offreckonings to Sept. 1 last and others not so far, since which time they are all behind and unpaid : therefore praying that they may be paid the full offreckonings to May 1 inst. or that some fund may be appointed them on which they may strike tallies. Reference Book VI, p. 170.
May 15. Treasury warrant to the Auditor of the Receipt [sic erratum for to Sir Rowland Gwynn, Treasurer of the Chamber] to pay the 208l., ut supra, p. 626, to Richard Dalton for so much due to him on four warrants (dated 1679, Oct. 25 ; 1680, Nov. 26 ; 1681-2, Jan. 25, and 1684, Oct. 28) of the Earl of Arlington, Lord Chamberlain to Charles II, for lodging out of Court : the King having been pleased to direct this payment in consideration of said Dalton's good service in lending very considerable sums into the Exchequer for supplying the Navy and other services. Money Book X, p. 345.
Money warrant for 5,934l. 11s. 10d. to the executors of Robert Vyner, esq., their Majesties' late goldsmith, as in full of divers quantities of gilt and white plate, gold works and other particulars done and delivered into the Jewel Office Sept. 21 last to Dec. 11 last, as by the certificate of Sir Gilbert Talbot, Master of said Jewel House. (Money order dated May 14 [sic erratum for probably May 16] hereon.) Ibid, p. 346. Order Book III, p. 73.
William Jephson to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue (out of the first loans that shall be made by Mr. Fox on credit of the Tunnage and Poundage Act) 2,190l. to Mr. Harbord to be by him paid over to Count Schombergh for a year to July 31 next on his allowance of 6l. a day as General of Horse. Disposition Book VIII, p. 132.
Same to same to reserve in the Exchequer the following sums which the persons named have agreed to lend into the Exchequer either in their own names or the names of other persons upon credit of the Customs or Temporary Excise, viz. Mr. Bodington or Mr. Bellamy, 15,000l. ; Mr. Bernard Eles, 15,000l. ; Sir Tho. Windham, 12,000l. ; Mr. Hall, Receiver General of Hearthmoney, 30,000l. : total, 72,000l. Ibid.
Same to Mr. How, Vice Chamberlain [of the Household]. My Lords will be ready, at any time when they are sitting, to speak with you on your petition concerning lands in the bailiwick of St. James's. Out Letters (General) XII, p. 271.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners [sic] of the petition of Richard Teale for discharge of his fine for planting a small parcel of tobacco, for which he was convicted at the last Assizes for co. Gloucester ; petitioner being a poor man and ignorant of the laws and willing to give security never to commit the like offence again. Reference Book VI, p. 170.
Same to Mr. Blathwayt of the petition of George Trench, shewing that he is a banished Irish Protestant and was ensign in Sir John Edgworth's Regiment till it was disposed of to the Earl of Meath, when he was forced by sickness to leave it ; therefore praying to be admitted to half pay and to be paid his arrears. Ibid, p. 171.
Same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Charles Bargrave for the place of Mr. Berkenhead, surveyor of Dover port, who is suspended and likely to be dismissed. Ibid.
Confirmation by the new Treasury Lords of the warrant of Aug. 24 last for James Smith's salary as customer of Chichester port, ut supra, p. 230. Money Book X, p. 84.