Entry Book: December 1690, 11-15

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December 1690, 11-15

Date. Nature and Substance of the Entry. Reference.
Dec. 11. William Jephson to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue as follows out of any loans on the last [granted or the present] Twelve Months' Aid [2 Wm. and Mary, Sess. 2, c. 1] : viz. : Disposition Book IX, p. 46.
l. s. d.
to the Earl of Ranelagh for the growing week's subsistence [of the Forces, England], not including the Regiments of Churchill et al. 6,617 16 6
to ditto to be paid over to Monsieur Vander Esch 3,705 0 0
to ditto for Mr. [Mrs.] Bridges on a contingent [contingency] warrant 104 18 8
to Mr. Fox and Mr. Coningsby for the recruits of Col. Du Cambon's Regiment 650 0 0
to ditto for Sir Oliver St. George on account of his half pay as late Capt. of Horse in Ireland to Nov. 1 [last] 21 7 0
to ditto for Madame Barnier, her allowance of 5s. a day to same date 23 0 0
to ditto for Monsieur Aubin, reformed Captain in Cambon's Regiment for five months to same date at 5s. a day 38 0 0
to ditto for Monsieur De la Clide, reformed Captain in Melonier's Regiment, for nine months to same date 63 5 0
to ditto, for Capt. Jozzell, a ditto, for three months to same date 23 0 0
to ditto for Monsieur De la Bene, Lieut, in Cambon's Regiment, for seven months to same date 26 15 0
to ditto in part for the Danish [Forces'] clothing 3,000 0 0
And out of Poll money, Customs and double Excise.
to Mr. Jephson for secret service 1,000 0 0
to the Earl of Nottingham for Monsieur Gautier 100 0 0
to the Privy Purse 1,000 0 0
to Monsieur Auverquere, Master of the Horse, by [way of] advance 1,738 6 0
£18,109 6 2
Same to Auditor Aldworth to permit the Rt. Honble. Sir Henry Capell, chief steward of the manor of Richmond, to view all records, grants and writings in your custody relating to said manor and to take such copies thereof as he "shall think requisite for their Majesties' service." Out Letters (General) XII, p. 420.
Treasury order to the Customs Commissioners to observe (a) infra.
Prefixing : (a) Order of the King in Council, dated Kensington, Dec. 10 inst., that the ships and number of seamen allowed to sail to Virginia, Maryland, Barbados, Jamaica, New England and other his Majesty's Plantations, by Order of Council of Nov. 15 last and by subsequent Orders of Council, be so permitted to sail accordingly, provided always that all such ships bound thither from any ports between Falmouth and the Thames do sail with their respective convoys and that all other ships do go out with the first opportunity of wind and weather ; and provided also that the masters and some of the owners of each ship shall have first delivered to the Customs Commissioners a true list of the mariners on board and shall have given bond for their ships' going to the ports for which they clear ; and that those appointed to go with convoy shall return with said convoy ; and that upon their arrival in England the said number of mariners shall be delivered over to the Admiralty Lords or their appointees to receive them for their Majesties' service ; the accidents of the sea, death and sickness only excepted ; and also that they carry landsmen [to the amount of] one fifth [of their complement].
Out Letters (Customs) XII, p. 243.
Treasury reference to Mr. Smith of the petition of John Craster, shewing that his father, Edmund Craster, was sheriff of Northumberland in 1682 and 1683, and for defect of passing his accounts his lands were seized by process and 18l. 6s. 0d. was levied thereon by Sir Mark Milbanck, late sheriff of said county ; therefore praying an order to the Treasurer's Remembrancer and the Clerk of the Pipe to allow said sum "upon his account, and paying into the Exchequer the sum of 242l. 1s. 2d., the sum remaining due." Reference Book VI, p. 256.
Same to the Customs Commissioners of the proposal of James Waringe for selling the Custom house at Berwick to the King for 200l. Ibid, p. 257.
Dec. 12. William Jephson to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 15,000l. to the Earl of Ranelagh out of the loans on the Twelve Months' Aid. (Same to said Earl to immediately pay same to Sir Joseph Herne, "the value being remitted by him to the Duke of Savoy, pursuant to the King's pleasure" signified by Secretary the Earl of Nottingham.) Disposition Book IX, p. 47.
Same to same to issue out of said loans 880l. 10s. 0d. to Charles Bertie, esq., Treasurer of the Ordnance, to be by him applied [paid] as follows, viz. 400l. to Mr. Abbott, 410l. to Mris. Fawcus, 70l. 10s. 0d. to Mris. Morris, in each case in part of the debts due to them. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Kien. The Treasury Lords have given public notice that the King will receive proposals on the 17th inst. for clothing certain Regiments of Foot according to such patterns of every species [of clothing] as should be shown at the Treasury Chambers every day before the said 17th inst. As the said patterns are very much wanted, my Lords desire you to send same to them if you can. Out Letters (General) XII, p. 420.
William Jephson to the Commissioners for Sick and Wounded. My Lords have laid before the King your presentment of the 5th inst. concerning 160 Irish prisoners in the Marshalsea. The King declared he would allow 12d. a day to each thereof who were officers and 6d. a day to the rest ; to commence from the 6th inst. You are to take care that same be paid accordingly. Out Letters (General) XII, p. 420.
Same to Mr. Blathwayt [as Secretary to the Forces] to prepare a royal warrant, for the King's signature, to authorise Charles Fox and Thomas Coningsby to pay 150l. to Mr. Pereira and Mr. Bridges to be immediately applied by them to satisfy a bill of exchange drawn on them by Mr. Buckle for that sum payable to Mr. Rascow for oats supplied by Mr. Christopher Nowell to said Buckle for the use of the Forces in Ireland. Ibid.
Same to same for a like warrant to authorise said Fox and Coningsby to pay 200l. to the Commissioners for Sick and Wounded for the relief of the [abovesaid] Irish prisoners come from Cork, "the said money being put into their hands" for said purpose. Ibid, p. 421.
Same to the Customs Commissioners, enclosing the Earl of Melville's memorial [missing] concerning his goods arrived from Scotland. Send an officer to his house to open same and take the Customs on such as are customable, provided none be imported contrary to the Act prohibiting trade with France. Ibid.
Treasury reference to William Harbord [Surveyor General of Crown Lands] of the petition of Fra. Dickens, woodward of New Forest, for a lease of a tenement called Pondhead in said forest, which he has purchased of three successive wardens of the forest, whereby he has paid as much as the fee simple of the said inheritance is worth. Reference Book VI, p. 257.
Same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Thomas Bere for some employment at Bristol [port]. Ibid.
Same to same of the petition of Thomas Johnson for a landwaiter's place, London port, upon the next vacancy. Ibid.
Same to same of the petition of Tho. Barker and others, shewing that they freighted at Stockholm the ship Emaus, Christopher Johnson master, 70 tons, to bring their effects (deal boards and other wooden ware), the same being freighted as a Swedish built ship, but same is now seized under the Navigation Act and appraised at 270l. : therefore praying remission of the King's part of said seizure, [such part] "being 90l., they satisfying the officer that seized." Ibid.
Same to same of the petition of John Clarke for the place of surveyor of Bristol port, he having traded many years as a wholesale linen draper and being well skilled in Customs affairs. Ibid, p. 258.
Treasury warrant to the Wine Licence Commissioners to suspend proceedings till further order against Joseph Goulding for selling wine at Hull without licence from said Commissioners, whereupon judgment has been obtained and execution has been had and levied thereon by the sheriff. Warrants not Relating to Money XIII, p. 363.
[?] Treasury subscription for the execution of a warrant, dated Dec. 10 inst., from the Earl of Dorset [Lord Chamberlain of the Household] to Sir Francis Lawley, bart., Master and Treasurer of the Jewel House, to prepare and deliver to the King's Serjeant Trumpeter (for his Majesty's expedition into Holland) three new silver trumpets of the same fashion and proportion as the rest of the King's Trumpet[er]s have ; to replace the three which have been lost in Ireland and elsewhere. Ibid.
Dec. 13. Money warrant for 50l. to Mr. Le Bas for half a year to Sept. 29 last on his salary as Marshal of the Ceremonies. Money Book X, p. 525.
Same for 250l. each to Adrian Van Borcelan, John Sayers and James Stanley and to Emanuel Scroop How, John Stanley and Joost Capell for half a year to Sept. 29 last for How and Capell and to June 24 last for the others as Grooms of the King's Bedchamber : the privy seals [for their salaries] being dated respectively 1689, Dec. 24, for Borcelan ; 1689, Dec. 14 [? 24], for How [and Sayers] ; 1689-90, Jan. 30, for John [sic erratum for James] Stanley ; and 1690, Dec. 18, for Capell. (Money orders hereon dated Dec. 16 for Borcelan and How ; Dec. 17 for Sayers ; Dec. 22 for Capell ; Dec. 24 for James Stanley.) Ibid, p. 525. Order Book III, pp. 132, 134, 135.
Treasury warrant to Benj. Overton, esq., Warden of the Mint, Thomas Neale, esq., Master and Worker of same, James Hoare, Comptroller of same, and the rest of the officers of the Mint, to buy silver to the value of 600l. and to coin same into current coins of this realm and to pay same to Henry Harris, gent., their Majesties' engraver, as in part of 1,266l. 1s. 7d. for making and engraving several seals and presses for their Majesties' use for several offices and officers in England, Ireland and the Plantations and for the silver for said seals. (This warrant was vacated and replaced by an exactly similar warrant dated 1690-1, Jan. 22.) Money Book X, pp. 525-6.
Money warrant for 100l. to Sir Cha. Cottrell for half a year to Sept. 29 last on his annuity or pension as Master of the Ceremonies. Ibid, p. 526.
Same for 50l. to same for same time on his annuity or yearly sum in lieu of all allowances by bills or otherwise usually received by the Master of the Ceremonies out of the office of the Treasurer of the Chamber. (Money order dated Dec. 16 hereon.) Ibid, p. 526. Order Book III, p. 132.
Same for 1,000l. to William, Earl of Portland, for half a year to June 24 last on his pension as Groom of the Stole and First Gentleman of the Bedchamber. (Money order dated Dec. 24 hereon.) Money Book X, p. 527. Order Book III, p. 135.
Money warrant for 500l. each to James, Duke of Ormonde, James, Earl of Drumlanrig, Richard, Earl of Scarborough, and Charles, Earl of Selkirk, for half a year to June 24 last on their pensions as Gentlemen of the Bedchamber ; the privy seals for their payment being dated 1689, Dec. 24. (Money orders hereon dated Dec. 17 for Ormonde and Drumlanrig ; Dec. 27 for Selkirk ; Dec. 30 for Scarborough.) Money Book X, p. 527. Order Book III, pp. 133, 135, 136.
Treasury warrant dormant to Mr. Fox [Customs Cashier] for Anthony Ettrick's salary of 39l. per an. as one of the customers or collectors of Hull port. Money Book X, p. 528.
Money warrant for 195l. 16s. 8d. to Simon Smith, esq., for one year to 1689, Christmas, on his several fees of 10s. a day and 20 marks per an. as Knight Harbinger. Ibid, p. 531.
William Jephson to the Customs Commissioners to report on the enclosed Order of Council [missing] made upon the petition of Mr. Carter relating to the stealing [out of the country] and exporting of wool by owlers ; with several other of Mr. Carter's papers relating to that matter. Out Letters (General) XII, p. 423.
Treasury warrant to same to alter on the establishment the salary of Capt. Thomas Jenkinson, commander of the Downs smack [the Customs smack in the Downs], and his men, and to make same payable in future at Bristol instead of on the establishment of Dover port, the said smack having been ordered to Bristol for the better guard of the Severn and Jenkinson having complained that besides the trouble he is at in getting his salary and incidents from Dover for himself and his men he cannot have timely remittances for same under 2s. in the £ ; and the collector of Bristol port having proposed that it is necessary for the service that said smack be continued there. Out Letters (Customs) XII, p. 244.
Treasury reference to Major Wildman [Postmaster General] of the petition of Robert Murray and Hugh Chamberlaine, senr., to the King for a lease or grant for the sole delivery of all post letters not delivered by the Post Office except the letters delivered by the London Penny Post, for 41 years at a peppercorn rent ; same being referred to the Treasury Lords from the Privy Council. Reference Book VI, p. 257.
Same to same of the petition of Thomas Neale, esq., for a patent for 14 years to him to carry letters to and from their Majesties' Plantations. Ibid, p. 259.
Same to the Agents [for Taxes] of the petition of Martyn May, late Receiver of the Six Months' Aid [1 Wm. and Mary, c. 3] for co. Oxford, praying an allowance for his extraordinary charges in his collection. Ibid, p. 258.
Same to same of the petition of Cha. Brumpstead, solicitor for the 12d. per £ tax [1 Wm. and Mary, c. 20] in cos. Cambridge and Suffolk ; praying an allowance for his services and charges therein. Ibid, p. 259.
Dec. 15. Money warrant for 500l. to Frances, Countess of Portland, for half a year to 1689, Lady day, on her pension. Money Book X, p. 528.
Treasury warrant to the Excise Commissioners to allow 160l. to the owners, adventurers and fishermen of Great Yarmouth for one year to Sept. 29 last on the Excise of beer provided for the North Sea and Herring Fishery, under the proviso of due payment of said duty [by said fishermen]. Money Book X, p. 528.
Same to the Receipt for tallies of pro on the Hereditary Excise arising within London etc. for 250l. to John, Earl of Bath, for 1688, Michaelmas quarter, on the annuity of 1,000l. granted 1673, June 19, to him and Francis, Lord Hawley (now deceased), for 99 years, terminable on the life of Frances, Duchess of Richmond and Lennox. (William Jephson to the Excise Commissioners, dated Dec. 16, to pay same forthwith out of the Hereditary part of the Excise.) Ibid, p. 529. Disposition Book IX, p. 49.
Same to same for same on the Excise for 750l. to George, Duke of Northumberland, for 1690, Lady day quarter, on his pension. (William Jephson, dated Dec. 16, to the Excise Commissioners, to pay same by three weekly instalments of 600l., 100l. and 50l. from the 17th inst.) Money Book X, p. 529. Disposition Book IX, p. 48.
Same to same for same for 750l. to Charles, Duke of Southampton, for 1685, Michaelmas quarter, on his same. (William Jephson to the Excise Commissioners, dated Dec. 16, to pay 360l. thereof forthwith and the remainder by 60l. a week.) Money Book X, p. 529. Disposition Book IX, p. 48.
Same to same for same on the Excise of certain cities and counties for 1,000l. to Ann, Duchess of Monmouth, now Duchess of Buccleuch, and married to Charles, Lord Cornwallis ; for 1690, June 24 quarter, on the annuity granted to her 1673, June 18. (William Jephson to the Excise Commissioners, dated Dec. 16, to pay 600l. thereof forthwith and the remainder by 100l. a week from this day.) Money Book X, p. 530. Disposition Book IX, p. 48.
Same to John Wildman, esq., Postmaster General, to pay, out of the Post Office revenue, 1,175l. to Barbara, Duchess of Cleveland, for 1689, June 24 quarter, on the yearly sum of 4,700l. granted by Charles II out of the Post Office 1668-9, Jan. 19, to George, Visct. Grandison, and Edward Villiers, esq., in trust for said Duchess. (William Jephson, dated Dec. 16, to said Wildman to forthwith pay same.) Money Book X, p. 530. Disposition Book IX, p. 48.
Money warrant for 59l. 0s. 2½d. and 75l. to Robert Russell for 1¼ years to Michaelmas last respectively on his fee of 47l. 4s. 2d. as Clerk of the Pipe and allowance of 60l. per an. formerly paid at the Receipt for drawing down and charging the several convictions, rents and seizures of Recusants. (Money warrant, dated Dec. 18, for said 75l. [the item of 59l. 0s. 2½d. being automatically provided for by the Auditor of the Receipt's debenture].) (William Jephson to the Auditor of the Receipt, dated Dec. 17, to pay said 114l. 0s. 2½d. out of the money reserved for the officers of the Exchequer.) Money Book X, p. 531. Order Book III, p. 134. Disposition Book IX, p. 49.
Money order for 262l. 0s. 4d. to John Walker, Usher of the Exchequer Court, for necessaries delivered to the officers of said Court in Michaelmas term, 1690. Order Book III, p. 132.
William Jephson to the Attorney General to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Sir John Guise and the report thereon made by Mr. Ryley, Surveyor General of Woods, Trent South ; and upon the statute therein mentioned. Out Letters (General) XII, p. 421.
William Jephson to the Customs Commissioners to send an officer to Mr. John Buckworth's house in Mincing Lane to visit the goods of Sir William Hussey there in order to their transport to Constantinople, whither he is gone as Ambassador from his Majesty. Out Letters (General) XII, p. 421.
Same to Major Wildman [Postmaster General] to pay 900l. to the Earl of Rochester forthwith and 100l. more next week, making 1,000l. in all for 1689, June 24 quarter, on his annuity payable out of the profits of the Post Office. Ibid, p. 422.
Same to Mr. Fox [Customs Cashier]. By their memorial of the 9th inst. to the Treasury, the Customs Commissioners propose that the unappropriated fourth part of the Customs may be applied as follows : (1) to the payment of quarterly salary book and incidents and necessary imprests of London port ; (2) to the payment of patent officers' salaries [in the outports] ; (3) to the payment of such other sums as do not immediately relate to this [the Customs] service, but are or shall be directed by the Treasury Lords' warrant ; and that the remainder, after discharge of the above for the present quarter, may be kept apart in the Customs Cashier's hands for defraying the necessary expense of management [of the Customs] for the succeeding quarter.
The Treasury Lords have agreed thereto and direct you to observe same.
Treasury reference to the Attorney General of a draft contract [of the King] with Mr. Pereira for providing bread for the Army in Ireland ; with amendments annexed. Reference Book VI, p. 258.
Same to the Agents for Taxes of the petition of Edward Keene, shewing that he is a prisoner at Ipswich on the King's suit for an old arrear ; and praying to be discharged, he being unable to pay. Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of John Cary of Bristol, merchant, praying for the ship Mary to be permitted to go to Nevis in the place of the Increase, which is disabled. Ibid.
Same to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands of the petition of Jonathan Pentire for a lease, in reversion of Mr. Trelawney, of a tenement in Boyton and of a cottage there ; parcels of the Duchy of Cornwall. Ibid.
Treasury warrant to the Principal Commissioners for Prizes to employ William Clavor as Agent for Prizes in the ports of Poole, Weymouth and Lyme. Warrants not Relating to Money XIII, p. 363.