Volume 11: November 3-December 31, 1690

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Calendar of Treasury Papers, Volume 1, 1556-1696. Originally published by Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1868.

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November 3–December 31, 1690

Nov. 3.
1. “An account of such debts as are due & oweing to mee Fran. Blight of Bodmyn, in the county of Cornwall, to bee assigned unto Sr Thomas Duppa Knt to the King & Queens Maties use.” Dated 3 November 1690. 3 pages.
Nov. 3. 2. Report of the Comrs of Customs to the Lords of the Treasury, on the proposal of John Illing, to sink the office of one of the tide surveyors of the port of London, laying before their Lordships the distribution of the eight tide surveyors in the service of the port to their several stations, which were altered weekly, one relieving another; and stating that to the business of the surveyor for the keys, (which was the office proposed to be sunk) appertained the rummaging and clearing the ships, and the constant command of the night watch upon the keys, &c.; and it could not be performed by one man. The sinking anyone of this order of officers would destroy the whole frame. Dated 3 Nov. 1690.
Minuted:—“Agreed to.”
The proposal and the paper contain the distribution of the tide surveyors. 2½ pages.
Nov. 5. 3. Letter signed T. Done to William Jephson, Esq., enclosing a state of the account of Richard Kent, Esq., of the duty of 4½ per cent. from Barbadoes and the Leeward Islands, in which he craves an allowance to himself and clerks for his charges in passing his accounts; praying for their Lordships directions. Dated 5 Nov. 1690.
Minuted:—“10 May, 92, Mr Done to sett forth wt has been allow'd in ye like cases.” 2 pages.
6 Nov.]
4. Petition to the Lords of the Treasury, by Francis Masters, master of the ship “Fortune“of London, for 162l. 4s. 8d., the moiety of what was due to him for freight of provisions carried by him for the use of the army in Ireland. He states he was reduced to great distress and threatened with arrest by his men for their wages. Also certificate from the Transport Office. Dated 6 Nov. 1690. 2 pages (quarto.)
Nov. 6. 5. A report of the Comrs of the Alienation Office, on the proposals of Mr. Brunskill for the better management of that office, by setting certain rates upon writs of covenant for levying fines, &c., condemning the scheme as impracticable and of no advantage to the Crown. Dated 6 Nov. 1690.
The scheme referred to, headed:—“The Alienation Office case,” signed P. Brunskell. 4 pages, two being very large.
Nov. 7. 6. Report of the Comrs of Customs to the Lords of the Treasury on the petition of John Payne, commander of the ship “Benjamin” laden with currants from Zant, praying the discharge of the ship and her lading from seizure, for not being manned exactly as the law directed; not objecting thereto, on giving the officer moderate satisfaction. Dated 7 Nov. 1690.
Minuted:—“Graunted.” 3½ pages.
Accompanied by the petition and an affidavit.
Nov. 11. 7. Letter from the Lords of the Admiralty to the Lords of the Treasury, signifying (by direction of the Council) that their Lordships should order the officers of customs to clear certain ships, in order that they might proceed to the West Indies; the owners or merchants having bought 300 tons of defective provisions of the Comrs for victualling the Navy, with the view of sending them there, as an inducement had promised to carry 70 tons of provisions, freight free, for the supply of the Duke of Bolton's regiment and 50 soldiers, part of those going to recruit that regiment. Dated 11 Nov. 1690.
Minuted:—“Graunted.” 1½ pages.
Oct. 30.
Nov. 1
and 11.
8. Letter signed Richard Whithed, to the Lords of the Treasury, respecting a sale of timber in the New Forest by Mr. [Philip] Ryley, Surveyor-General of Forests on this side Trent, and Mr. Dickens, high-woodward. Dated 30 Oct. 1690.
A petition of the woodward for 20l. 19s. 7d. to be allowed him, &c.
Also reasons and objections in the case between Francis Dickens, Esq., petitioner to His Majesty for the office of woodward of the New Forest, and Thomas Dore, gent., then occupier of that office. For Mr. Dore it is urged, amongst other things, “That he being early acquainted with his present Maties great and happy designe of rescueing these kingdomes, & by an express from Holland having recd many of His Maties declarations, did carefully disperse the same, and afterwards waited on His Matie in the west, with severall men and horses equipped at his own charge.”
Two letters of the said Philip Ryley, addressed to William Jephson, Esq., Secretary to the Treasury, respecting the wood felled in the New Forest, and respecting complaints made against him and others about a sale of trees in that forest. Dated Nov. 1 and 11. 5 pages and 2 halves.
Nov. 14. 9. Report of the Comrs of Customs to the Lords of the Treasury, on the petition of Captain Francis Godfrey, late customer of the port of Lynn Regis, setting forth that his father held the office of customer there, by grant from King Charles I., which office was confirmed to the petitioner by King Charles II., and renewed by King James II.; but since the Revolution one Robert Thorowgood had possessed himself of the employment; praying to be restored or to be otherwise provided for; informing their Lordships that they saw no cause to remove Mr. Thorowgood, yet they recommended the petitioner for equivalent employment. Dated 14 Nov. 1690.
Minuted:—Thorowgood to be continued, but Godfrey to be provided for, when there is a vacancy, 28 Nov. 1690.”
The petition, two certificates, and an affidavit that the petitioner had taken the Sacrament, &c. 5 pages.
Nov. 18.]
10. “Reasons most humbly offered to the Rt Honourble the Lds Commissrs of their Maties Treasury, for continuing the office of a surveyr of the tin blowing houses in the county of Cornwall.”
Minuted:—“Mr. Boscawen & Mr. Godolphin desir'd to peruse this paper, & make their observations upon it.” 18 Nov. 1690. 2 pages.
Nov. 20. 11. Representation of the Comrs of Excise to the Lords of the Treasury, respecting an order to them to pay 1,000l. per week for the Right Hon. Lord Bellomont for Her Majesty's use, which they conceived was inconsistent with a warrant of the previous 28th of July, would prejudice the credit of the excise, &c. Dated 20 Nov. 1690.
Minuted:—“If the persons concerned to receive their moneys are contented to forbear, the Ld Belmont may have his; but the Comrs are to take care that their Maties creditt be not prejudiced thereby.” 1 page.
Nov. 22.]
12. Petition of William Tempest to the Lords of the Treasury praying for the grant of the office of customer in the port of Kingston-upon-Hull, which office Col. Matthew Allured had resigned in his favour.
Minuted:—“Graunted (so soon as Coll. Allured signifies his consen[t]).”
The agreement to resign the office. Dated 22 Nov. 1690. Also a copy of the same. 1 page (quarto) and 2 halves.
Nov. 24.]
13. Reasons offered by Sir Charles Bickerstaffe for their Majesties buying all sorts of English timber at the first hand.
[There are some curious remarks as to the most desirable time of the year for felling timber and the influence of the soil on the soundness of the timber, &c. amongst which are]:—
“The most knowing persons cannot so well judge of timber (and especially of) plank when it is converted and delivered into their Maties stores, as if they viewed the trees ere the defective parts were cutt off, as also the soyle whereon they stand, for the seemingly firme timber of a decayed tree (when converted) may appear good, but is not lasting or fit for the use of the Navy.
“That unlesse their Maties are the first buyers, winter fel'd timber will not only be much dearer, but also not easily had, it being against the custome to fell oake timber in winter, altho' that timber is infinitely better for the frames of shipps and tree-nayles, as also for all other timber and planks that cannot be shifted but at very great charge, for the spring season (altho' most usuall for cutting oake timber) is very pernicious to its duration.”
And again:—
“That the sodaine decay of the thirty shipps (whereof many have been twice repaired at very great charge) was for want of these methods in providing timber, for very many of those shipps were built with old decayed and spring felled timber, greene from the stubb, and also with very much east country plank, which is generally so perishable that the late Comrs of the Navy durst not buy it, without Order of Councell to justify them.”
Minuted:—“To be consider'd when the Admiralty send about it, 24th Nov. 1690.” “My Lds to examin these reasous & discourse with the officrs of the Navy thereupon, 26th Nov. 1690.” “Speak with the Comrs on Monday the 1st of Decr afternoone.”
“The Comrs of the Navy to make their observations upon this proposall & report their opinion, 1 Decr '90.” 1 page.
Nov. 25. 14. Mr. Shales answers to the two enquiries of the Committee of Parliament for Accompts, &c., respecting the provisioning the army in Ireland, when he was Commissary-General, &c. Dated 25 Nov. 1690. 2 pages.
Nov. 25. 15. Presentment of the Comrs of Customs to the Lords of the Treasury, in answer to their Lordships' order upon the petition of Mr. Oliver Lyme, controller of the port of Chester, for the appointment of another deputy in the room of Mr. Warburton, &c.; informing their Lordships that Warburton and other officers of the port of Liverpool were under accusation for misdemeanor, and they conceived it necessary that things should remain as they were until the examination were over; further that the residence of Mr. Lyme at Liverpool, and his intermeddling with the business was very inconvenient and dangerous to the service, and moving that he be peremptorily forbidden to do so. Dated 25 Nov. 1690.
Minuted:—“Agreed to, till the matter of the accusation be determined.” 13 Dec. '90. 2 pages.
Nov. 25. 16. Report of the Comrs of Customs to the Lords of the Treasury, on the petition of Richard Patrickson, Esq., who prayed that the office of searcher of customs in the port of Carlisle, Whitehaven, and members, then held by Nehemiah Williamson (who had not taken the oaths according to law, and had committed several misdemeanors), might be conferred upon him; testifying to the scandalous reputation, &c. of the said Williamson and that he was unfit to be continued in the King's service. Dated 25 Nov. 1690.
Minuted:—“Upon the petition of Mr. Williamson the Comrs of Customs are to hear him & report. 5 Dec. 1690.”
Accompanied by the petition referred to and a certificate of his unfitness. 1 page and 3 halves.
Nov. 28. 17. List of mariners and seafaring men inhabiting in the city of Chester; together with their ages.
Similar list in Mostyn and Flint and towns adjacent.
Similar account from the officer of Denwall.
“An accompt of the ships and seafaring men belonging to Chester water, now at home at Neston Key, the Park gate near adjoining, or else abroad, together with their names, abodes, [and] ages.”
Also “the names of other seafaring men not employed in the ships aforenamed, but either lying at home or employed in other ships;” viz., in the several towns in the hundred of Wereall.
Accompanied by the warrant from the Mayor to the constables of the several wards of the city of Chester, to give their assistance in making lists of seafaring men in that city. Dated between 17 and 28 Nov. 1690. 11 pages.
Nov. 28. 18. Report of the Comrs of Customs to the Lords of the Treasury, on the petition of John Lofting, of London, merchant, stating that iron wire was absolutely necessary for making the petitioner's engines for extinguishing fire, and in ignorance he had imported a small parcel of wire, &c., which was seized and appraised at 67l. 18s., not objecting to the remission of His Majesty's share as prayed, or any part of it. Dated 28 Nov. 1690.
Minuted:—“For the King. Graunted 3 Dec. 1690.”
The petition and an affidavit by the petitioner. 3 pages.
Nov. 29. 19. Report of Lord Ranelagh on the petition of Sir Thomas Ogle, Governor of the Royal Hospital near Chelsea, in favour of allowing the petitioner for his table at the Hospital. Dated 29 Nov. 1690.
Minuted:—“To be consider'd when the Hospitall is settled. 13 Dec. '90.”
Also the petition. 2 pages.
Dec. 1. 20. A paper containing—“Payments made for land & sea services in part of the expense from 5 Nov. 1688 to 1 Dec. 1690 incl. As well out of new ayds as out of their Mts revenues,” &c. (No. 4).
[No doubt an enclosure.] 1 large page.
Dec. 2. 21. Report of Charles Fox, Esq. [? Paymaster General] on an extract of the Earl of Warrington's petition, and on an account annexed, respecting the clothing of a regiment of horse, under his command, and the pay of the officers. Dated 2 Dec. 1690.
Minuted:—“Mr. Fox to lay this before His Matie in his memoriall. 13th Decr '90.” 3 pages.
Dec. 4. 22. Report of the Comrs of Customs to the Lords of the Treasury, on the petition of Samuel Randall and George Griffith, of Cork in Ireland, merchants, stating that they had suffered much as Protestants in Ireland from the Papists, and that they had freighted two ships to Barbadoes and the Leeward Islands with provisions; that they had considerable effects in the West Indies and ordered them to be remitted to England, and their correspondents [at Antigua] gave bond (as usual) for the barques to deliver their cargos of 80,431 pounds of leaf tobacco in England; but the masters called in Ireland, in April, for orders as to what part of England they should proceed, and were stopped by the late King James' order; otherwise they would have proceeded to England, paid the customs, and discharged their bonds; but being prevented, the petitioners thought of the expedient of paying double the sum, viz. 335l. 2s. 7d. into the hands of the Bishop of Cork and his official, to be distributed for the support of the poor distressed Protestant subjects about Cork, amounting to a penny a pound for the tobacco; praying the discharge of the bonds. The Comrs confirm the petitioners' statement, and further say that they have nothing to object to the bonds being vacated. Dated 4 Dec. 1690.
Minuted:—“In consideration of the extraordinariness of the case, my Lds do graunt the request that the bonds be deliver'd up. 16th Decr 1690.”
Accompanied by the petition and a certificate of the Bishop of Ross and his Vicar General as to the reception and distribution of the said sum. 6 pages.
Dec. 9. 23. Letter signed “W. Carter,” addressed to the Lords of the Treasury, respecting the prosecution of smugglers, &c., and the arrears on his account. He states that he had no manner of recompence for upwards of 20 years' labour, pains, and hazard of his life. Dated 9 Dec. 1690.
On the fly leaf is a letter from him commencing “My Lords,” stating that he had received an account from Kent that there were three French sloops on our coast, which landed 50 men, who assisted the owlers, so that they loaded 70 packs of wool that night. One was taken and another run on shore on the French coast, &c. pages.
Dec. 9. 24. Presentment of the Comrs of Customs to the Lords of the Treasury, stating that three fourths of the customs and other duties were set apart for a fund of credit for loans; and moving their Lordships that the one fourth part remaining unappropriated, should be applied to the payment (1st) of the “London Established Quarter Book,” and for such incidents and imprests as were necessary, (2nd) of the Patent officer's salary, and (3rd), of such sums as should be directed by particular warrants from their Lordships. Dated 9 Dec. 1690.
Minuted:—“Agreed to.” 1 page.
Dec. 10. 25. Letter of William Carter to William Jephson, Esq., praying his favourable assistance, that it might be laid before their Lordships and the King, that he should be empowered to go down speedily and privately to Kent, as he presumed in a few weeks, to put a stop to the mischief still continued between France and Romney Marsh, and further that he might have an order for money already disbursed. Dated 10 Dec. 1690. 1 page.
Dec. 12. 26. Letter of William Carter to William Jephson, Esq., praying to receive directions, and a supply to go down immediatedly to pursue the late discovery at Lidd, and prevent the like attempt in the dark nights of the next week. He was that morning informed by one from Dover, that the vessel lately brought in there, with wool, belonged to that town, but was manned with Frenchmen, and that one of the owlers wounded at Lidd was dead of his wounds; but they were no way discouraged. Dated 12 Dec. 1690. 1 page.
Dec. 15. 27. Report to the Lords of the Treasury, signed, “Phil. Ryley, Supervis, Genlis Trent South,” made on the petition of Sir Wm. Morley, Knight of the Bath, master keeper of the East Walk, in Bier [or Bere] Forest, in the county of Southampton; touching the proposed rebuilding of a kitchen, stable, and outhouse, belonging to the lodge, burnt down anno 1687. Dated 15 Dec. 1690.
Minuted:—“There is not sufficient on the forest to doe it. 16 Dec. '90.”
The petition and a certificate relating thereto. 3 pages.
Dec. 15. 28. Recommendation by the Commissioners of Customs to the Lords of the Treasury, of Mr. William Merriott, as deputy customer of the port of Bristol. Dated 15 Dec. 1690.
Minuted:—“Agreed to.” ½ page.
Dec. 18. 29. Copy of orders for relief from payment of duties of excise, in favour of Ralph Bucknall, Esq., Sir John Freind, and Mr. Edward Godfrey, brewers. Dated 18 Dec. 1690.
[An enclosure marked No. 13.] 1 page.
Dec. 18. 30. Report of the Comrs of Customs to the Lords of the Treasury, on an Order of Council made on a petition of Mr. Carter, relating to the exportation of wool and the imports of prohibited goods; his demands being for—1st, the assistance of four men with horses, for four months, at 16l. 13s. 4d. each; 2nd, for the use of a fifth-rate frigate, for the like time, to cruise upon the coast, between Dover and Beachy Head; 3rd, the assistance of the officers of the customs; 4th, protections from frivolous arrests; and, 5th, the payment of about 400l., being, as he said, the balance of his account; in favour of the first four requests, and stating they knew no more on the last subject than was in their report of 18 Nov. 1689; further that when the two sloops established to cruise on that coast were withdrawn, by reason of privateers, a land guard of eight men with horses was established at 60l. per ann.: leaving it to their Lordships whether they would make the experiment of the further charge proposed. Dated 18 Dec. 1690.
Minuted:—“My Lds have appointed persons at certain salaries for this service, as Mr Carter desired, and do not think fitt to allow anything further to Mr Carter. 20th Janry 1690–1.”
The copy of the Order in Council, the petition, and a paper more at length on the same subject, another copy of the above report, and a letter dated 13 Jan. 1690, from him to the Lords of the Treasury, complaining that discouragement was thrown in his way, when he had spent his time freely, and hazarded his life often, and had never received any recompence, but was still spending his money daily. 3 pages and 3 halves.
Dec. 18. 31. Presentment of the Comrs of Customs to the Lords of the Treasury, reminding them of their previous presentment of the 3rd of Jan. 1689–90, (a copy of which and a memorial of Mr. Lytcott, controller general, they enclosed,) praying that a privy seal might pass to discharge the collectors mentioned in the memorial of several sums. The sums were paid by the collectors of customs of Falmouth and Barnstaple for the service of the Prince of Orange (then King). Dated 18 Dec. 1690.
Minuted:—“R. to Mr Lownds, to report what he thinks fitt to be done herein. 22th December '90. 6 leaves.
Dec. 19. 32. Letter of the Comrs of the Navy to Mr. Jephson, offering their observations upon the reasons presented by Sir Charles Bickerstaff, for their Majesties buying all sorts of English timber at the first hand, and giving their opinion thereon. Dated 19 Dec. 1690. 3½ pages.
Dec. 21. 33. Letter of John Bowles addressed to William Jephson, Esq., Secretary to the Lords of the Treasury, stating that he had their Majesties' commission on 7 Oct. last, to re-measure all ships and vessels taken into their service, by the principal officers of the Ordnance, the Navy, the Victualling and the Transport Commissioners for Ireland, and had engaged two assistants; whereupon all the above officers, except the Lieutenant-General and principal officers of the Ordnance, had readily complied as the commission directed, but notwithstanding he had set forth the great errors and mistakes of their measures, and the imposition put by them on so honourable a Board, yet the masters were encouraged in that they should be paid by such measurement as had been made, which hindered the measurement of other vessels, &c. Enclosing an abstract of how far he had proceeded; praying their Lordships to give such directions to the officers of the Ordnance, as that the just execution of the commission might not be impeded. Dated 21 Dec. 1690.
Minuted:—“No more money to be payd to any of sd shipps, till, remeasur'd.”
Also, two accounts of what ships had been remeasured, and the copy of the commission referred to. 9 pages.
Dec. 22. 34. Report of the Comrs of Customs to the Lords of the Treasury, respecting the Patent writers and their deputies, stating that the grants by which they hold their office were not with the commissioners, and they had not obtained a sight of them all; but they presented a list of the principals and the persons appointed to act for them; giving their Lordships an account of how they had proceeded in regard to those deputies, and leaving it to them to grant their approbation. Dated 22 Dec. 1690.
Minuted:—“Agreed to.”
Also, the list. 1¾ pages.
Dec. 24. 35. Report of Lord Ranelagh to the Lords of the Treasury, upon the petition of several colonels, in behalf of themselves and officers, who had been during the last year in their Majesties' service in Flanders; respecting the levy money for the recruits, stating that it appeared that 1,511 men were mustered in Holland by the Dutch commissary as recruits to the several regiments, and the musters were taken as the men landed, between Jan. 1689 and 1 May 1690, and that the King had not allowed any levy money to the colonels of those regiments for the raising recruits. Dated 24 Dec. 1690.
Minuted:—“Respited till his Maties returne.” 29 April '91.
The petition and an abstract of the number of recruits and two other papers, showing who were wanting of the recruits. 5 pages.
Dec. 24. 36. Letter from Sir Charles Hedges, without address, but most likely to the Secretary of the Treasury, asking him to move Lord Godolphin for a letter to the Principal Commissioner for Prizes, to know whether they had any money in their hands to satisfy him for what the King had ordered for his reports and attendances. Dated 24 Dec. 1690. 1 page (quarto).
Dec. 25. 37. Memorandum respecting a legacy of 500l. left by Margaret Leigh, of Westwood, co. Southampton, spinster, to Edward Lord Griffin, and forfeited by him for treason; but granted by the King to Edward Leigh, Esq., brother of the testatrix and residuary legatee. Dated Christmas Day 1690. ¼ page.
Dec. 31. 38. Report, signed “W. Harberd, supervisor,” addressed to the Lords of the Treasury, as to the state of the manor of Rygate, in Surrey, the moiety of which was proposed, in June 1685, to be purchased from Dean Goodwyn, Esq. (the other half being already in the Crown), which was thought in the year 1686 to be worth 4,400l., and was conveyed to the King on 11 May 1687. Dated 31 Dec. 1690.
With an order at the end, signed Godolphin, to Mr. Surveyor-General, to send to the Auditor for a particular of the manor; and to rate it according to the report, in order to a grant being made of it to the Earl of Monmouth.
Minuted:—“A particular to be rated.” 2 pages.
Dec. 31. 39. Report of the same to the same, stating that he had considered the copy of a bill sent him, prepared to be passed in Parliament, for making void a grant of the honour and manor of Tudbury and forest of Needwood, in the counties of Derby, Stafford, Leicester, Nottingham, and Warwick, granted to Rupert Brown and Saml. Boherne, gent. (in trust for and by the procurement of Edward Vernon, Esq.), under the seal of the duchy of Lancaster, dated 21 Nov. 1683, in consideration of 7,000l. in money, and a release and grant of the land upon which the fort of Sheerness was built; that thereupon the timber and soil were valued, and they together would amount to 63,611l.: he had given his opinion that, for various reasons, the property ought not to be alienated; a bill in Chancery having been brought in and heard, it was decreed that the grant should be surrendered and cancelled. Mr. Brown confessed that he had received back the 7,000l. consideration money, but the grant was not surrendered, Mr. Brown alleging that he lent Col. Vernon a further sum of 3,300l., which he expected should be repaid with interest from 4 Feb. 1683, before the grant was made void. It was further resolved that the principal and interest should be satisfied, amounting to 4,669l. The report afterwards expresses the opinion, that it was unadvisable that timber to that value should be cut down in the forest referred to, and that some better way might be found for satisfying Mr. Brown's demands. Dated 31 Dec. 1690.
Sir Geo. Treby also joins him in expressing the same opinion.
Also the copy of “An Act for makeing void certaine letters patents.” 7 pages.
40. An account of the costs of the army, marked “No 3,” entitled “The effective pay allowed to each regiment, troop, and company in His Majesties' service, from 5th November 1688, to 31st December 1690; computed by the respective establishments, for such time as each regiment, troop, and company was actually in pay & no longer.” 4 pages.
41. Schedule of various sums due for clothing, which William Vanbrugh, agent, prayed their Lordships to order to be settled on the Act for 2s. in the pound, as had been done in like cases. Without date, but payments referred to in 1689.
Docquetted:—“Mr. Vanbrough's memorial for my Lord Lovelace's regiment.
Minuted:—“For all but the 328 li. 11.3 (wch is to be respited) he may have it on the remainder of the 2s.” 1 page.
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42. Petition of Sir John Mordaunt, Knt., to the Lords of the Treasury, stating that he had obtained an Order of Council for 50l. out of the arrears of pay due to Capt. Talbot, late of Tangier, deceased, and had further obtained a report from Mr. William Hewer, paymaster for the affairs of Tangier, on the same subject; praying their Lordships to order the petitioner the 50l., with his charges, out of the arrears then in the treasury.
Also the report. Dated 24 Nov. 1690.
Minuted:—“Respited till there be money to appoint to Talbot.” 2½ pages.
1690. 43. A paper, headed, “Necessaries de termino Sancti Michaelis anno regni Gulielmi & Mariæ Regis & Reginæ, 2do ano dom. 1690.”
The articles are chiefly stationery. One long page.
44. Petition of Ann Thomas, widow of Capt. Gilbert Thomas, deceased, late Provost Marshal General of their Majesties' forces, showing that her husband had raised a troop of 24 men and horses, and clothed and equipped them, at the cost of 1,000l., and then went for Ireland with the Duke of Schomberg, where he remained not above four months, and was killed at the camp at Dundalk, leaving the petitioner to pay various of his debts: praying the payment of the 1,000l., or for a yearly pension, as she and her family were utterly ruined.
Also a copy of the order to raise the men. 1½ sheets.
45. Petition of Christopher Jenney, clerk, showing, “That at the siege of Londonderry he was both captain and chaplain in Coll. Monroe's regiment, afterwards by His Maty established in both these posts, as capt and chaplain reform'd:” and “that in the list lately made up for the London officers, he is inserted only as capt.” Praying “he may be paid as chaplain also, to enable him to return into Ireland.” Undated: warrants for the establishment mentioned were dated in September and February 1689–90.
Minuted:—“It cannot be don.” 1 page and a little piece.
46. Memorial to the Lords of the Treasury of Ventris Favell, stating it as his opinion, that it is the duty of every loyal subject, “especially when the nation is so beset with Irish, French, and domestic enemies,” to contrive something serviceable; and especially to advance money, “which is the oyle that makes all the wheels off warr to move vigourously:” proposing a tax of 5s. a head on all beefs, and 6d. a head on smaller cattle. Without date, but about 1690, by mention of a tax on beer [which was passed in 1689]. 1 sheet.
47. “Observations on the proposall for a duty on cattle.”
It is stated that London and its suburbs, Westminster, &c., contain at least one-fifth of the whole people of England, and that they consume as much flesh meat as the other four-fifths. Undated, but about 1690, by comparison with the last paper. 1 page.
48. Petition of Charles Parry, gent., to the Comrs for executing the office of Master of the Horse, praying to be sworn in to the office of guide and surveyor of ways; which office had been assigned to him by Andrew Lawrence, Esq.
Also a certificate of the clerk of the Petty Bag Office, that the commission to enquire respecting Andrew Lawrence's patent, and the inquisition thereon, are filed in that office. Dated 26 April 1690. 2 pages.
[? 1690.] 49. Report of Charles Fox [Esq.], to the Lords of the Treasury, as to the accounts for the clothing of Lord Lovelace's regiment. Undated, but from entries about the year 1690. 2 pages.
1690. 50. “Accompt [of] what is due to the severall keepers & rangers for theare yeares wagges, & gratuteys given them for some yeares past, to Lady Day last past, 1690: as alsoe what I have disbursed for last yeare.” The forest not named, but Eliab Harvey was the person accounting, and Sir Humphrey Gower was keeper. 1 large page.
[? About
1690, or a
little later.]
51. Petition of Thomas Southwell, Bart., to the King, showing that soon after the landing of the King in England, he raised and maintained in Limerick. where his estate and interest lay, 100 horse; that he attempted to break through the enemy and reach Inniskillin, or Londonderry, which held out; that he and his party were overpowered, tried, condemned, and imprisoned 15 months in gaol at Galway; that for the support of 190 prisoners he borrowed 500l. from some Protestants, &c.; that they were ordered by the Earl of Clanricard to prepare for death, and kept in expectation of it for four days; but the Earl of Seafort took compassion on him, and carried him to Scotland on 1 May 1690; and that he drew the Earl to the King's party, and so disappointed the enemy of 3,000 of his clan. Praying for the payment of the debt of 500l.pages.
1688–90. 52. Memoranda of the pay due to Major Macarty in 1688, and letter of attorney appointing Isaac Bobin, of London, merchant, to receive certain moneys. Dated 1688 and 1690. 5 pages, or parts of pages.
1690, or
53. Petition of Thomas Balderston, late agent to the Second Marine Regiment, addressed to the Lords of the Treasury, for their Lordships' order to Mr. Harnage, to pay him 355l. 13s. 10d., for quarters, which sum he had paid for the First Marine Regiment in 1689 and 1690. 1 page.
1690, or
54. Petition of John Peirson, of Malton, in the co. of York, gent., praying that his case might be so represented to their Majesties, that he might not lose his debt by the seizure of Lord Preston's estate. Without date. [Lord Preston engaged in a plot at the end of the year 1690.]
Minuted:—“Referred to Mr. Aaron Smith.” 1 page, partly gnawed away by vermin.
[? 1689 or
55. Petition of Henry Clerk, Lieutenant-Colonel, to the Lords of “their Majesties'” Treasury, showing that his father and grandfather had suffered by the wars in the reign of King Charles the First and Second, and that he was dismissed from his office of Clerk of the Entries in the Alienation Office, and from being Deputy Lieutenant, Lieutenant-Colonel, and Justice of the Peace for Wilts, for adhering to the test laws in the reign of King James II., and that he and his servants had served the present King in arms, on his landing in the west, and then signed the “Association.” Praying to be restored to his office.
Undated; but perhaps 1689 or 1690. The “Association” referred to was signed [? Nov.] 1688. See Introduction to Rapin, vol. III. p. xxii. 1 page.
56. Petition of John Gore and others, praying their Lordships to order Mr. Wallis, the agent to a regiment formerly under the command of Sir Edw. Hales, and then commanded by Col. Beveridge, to deliver to them certain tallies for their debt of 511l. 2s. 8d., for goods supplied to the regiment.
“Referred to my Lord Ranelagh.” Undated, but about 1690, Mr. Wallis was then agent to that regiment. See Letter Book, 25 Aug. 1690, vol. VI. p. 349. 1 page (quarto).