Minute Book
July 1689

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1931

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'Minute Book: July 1689', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 9: 1689-1692 (1931), pp. 39-44. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=104765 Date accessed: 03 September 2014.


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July 1689

July 2. Present : ut supra.
The King came in.
Write Alderman Duncombe to desire him, if there is money in the Exchequer [re]payable to him [for loans] upon the Aid and he designs to lend it again, to do it as speedily as he can.
The Navy Commissioners to attend on Friday next about a ship laden with marble.
Speak with Mr. Lownds and Mr. Twitty about the pieces of eight to be advanced by Mr. Evans on the loan on the Poll.
[Ibid, p. 56.]
July 4. Present : ut supra.
The [Treasury] Board will move the King for his pleasure about paying arrears to the Yeomen of the Guard, Sir John Nicolas, Mr. Blathwaite etc.
Write to Sir R. Holmes that my Lords did desire to speak with him about Col. Cooper's business, but finding he is gone out of town do now desire he will take care to have somebody ... (struck through).
Ordered that Col. Cooper have 20l. out of secret service until his business can be despatched.
Sir Jo. Werden to attend to-morrow afternoon.
Order for the issue of 1,000l. to the Treasurer of the Navy for the service of Ireland.
[Treasury Minute Book VII, p. 57.]
July 5. Present : Lord Godolphin, Sir H. Capell, Mr. Hampden.
Mr. Rowe and Mr. Nott to attend on Tuesday afternoon next about the Hearthmoney [remission] to Northampton [town].
Afternoon : present : ut supra.
Write to Sir R. Howard [Auditor of the Receipt] to take from Mr. Evans in pieces of eight any sum not exceeding 20,000l. at the rates mentioned in the last letter to him upon this matter.
The officers of the Mint to attend to-morrow afternoon about half guineas.
Write the Excise Commissioners for their officers to give credit to Mr. Samuel Atkinson, Mr. Henry Greenhill, Mr. Humphrey Ayles or any of them for any sum not exceeding 1,000l. at Bristol, any sum not exceeding 500l. at Bideford and Barnstaple (struck through) ; any sum not exceeding 2,000l. at Chester and Liverpool ; any sum not exceeding 1,000l. at Whitehaven ; the said persons drawing bills on the Navy Commissioners who will answer same.
Sir Benjamin Bathurst to attend on Tuesday afternoon next.
[Ibid, p. 58.]
[Out Letters (General) XII, p. 56.]
July 6. Present : ut supra.
[To send] a copy of the order of Council with directions thereupon for bringing up the money in the hands of Receiver of [Poll in] co. Gloucester.
The Taxes Agents to attend on Tuesday afternoon next.
[Treasury Minute Book VII, p. 59.]
July 8. Present : ut supra.
The Taxes Agents to attend to-morrow morning.
Ordered that 2,000l. be paid for secret service.
[Ibid, p. 60.]
July 9. Present : Earl of Monmouth, Lord Godolphin, Sir H. Capell, Mr. Hampden.
Sir Ed. Deering, Receiver for Suffolk and Cambridge, to attend on Friday afternoon next.
Afternoon : present : ut supra.
Write Serjeant Ryley to allow Daniel Drake, keeper of the Speech House Lodge in Dean Forest, 3l. towards the repair of said lodge.
Write the Commissioners of Customs, Excise and Hearthmoney to send to the several collectors (officers) in the West for an account what money they discharge themselves of by payments to Anth. Rowe, esq.
Write Sir R. Howard, Auditor of the Receipt, to take in from Mr. Evans by way of loan in pieces of eight, at the rates mentioned in a former letter, any sums not exceeding 40,000l. in the whole.
Write to the Customs Commissioners for an answer to the letter sent them about money which my Lords were informed to be exported by several persons (carried on board two galleys last Friday by some Jews, according to Mr. Cory's information).
Write to Mr. Harbord to appoint someone to be at the Exchequer to-morrow morning, as Mr. Evans is appointed to pay in his pieces of eight then.
Sir C. Porter to attend on Friday afternoon next.
A warrant [ordered] to Mr. Bowers to make a puncheon for the half guineas and to work it in the Mint : the warrant to cite the Mint officers' presentment concerning the Roetiers, and to be shewn to the Attorney General for his opinion.
Mr. [Serjeant] Ryley to go to Hounslow Heath on Thursday next to view the damages the Earl of Berkeley pretends to have suffered there by the encampment ; and to call on Sir H. Capell before he goes.
[Treasury Minute Book VII, pp. 61-2.]
[Out Letters (General) XII, pp. 59, 60.]
July 10.
Hampton Court.
Present : Lord Godolphin, Sir H. Capell, Mr. Hampden.
The King came in.
The King commanded that Mris. Hamilton's warrants for her pension should be confirmed.
The Prizes Commissioners to attend on Friday afternoon next about Mr. Battin at Portsmouth.
[Treasury Minute Book VII, p. 63.]
June [sic erratum for July] 12.
Whitehall Treasury Chambers.
Present : ut supra.
The Agents for Taxes to attend to-morrow morning.
Upon occasion of Mr. Battin my Lords will move the King for his pleasure whether the Commissioners of the Prizes shall come under the direction of the Treasury Board, they having taken exception at the summons sent them.
Auditor Bridges to attend to-morrow afternoon.
Sir C. Porter to attend to-morrow afternoon.
[Ibid, p. 64.]
June [sic erratum for July] 13. Present : ut supra.
The Customs Commissioners to attend on Monday afternoon next : read Mr. Bultell's proposal to them.
Ordered that 1,000l. be paid to me [William Jephson, Secretary to the Treasury] for secret service.
Ordered that 350l. be issued to Mr. Harbord for Mr. Shales for the pay of waggons going with biscuit to Chester.
Sir C. Porter and Mr. Bridges to be put off to Tuesday afternoon.
[Ibid, p. 65.]
July 15. Present : Lord Godolphin, Sir H. Capell, Mr. Hampden.
The Customs Commissioners to be put off till Wednesday afternoon.
The Navy Commissioners to attend on Wednesday afternoon next about an order in Council.
The [Taxes] Agents to attend to-morrow afternoon about the Receivers of [the Poll in] Yorkshire.
[Treasury Minute Book VII, p. 66.]
July 16. Present : Earl of Monmouth, Lord Godolphin, Sir H. Capell, Mr. Hampden.
Write the East India Company to let the Ordnance officers survey the several parcels of saltpetre proposed to be sold to the King.
Sir C. Porter called in about Mr. Evelyn's business and did engage that if he don't pay Mr. Evelyn 600l. within three weeks after the first day of next term then he will consent to a sequestration of the profits of the office and will be accountable for such profits for the next term.
[Ibid, p. 67.]
[Out Letters (General) VII, p. 61.]
July 17. Present : ut supra.
The King came in.
The Earl of Ranelagh is to give order to Col. Billingslea (Billingsley) at Berwick to pay what remains in his hands of the money lodged there by the Commissioners of the Army to Major General Mackay for the three Dutch Regiments now in Scotland.
The Irish establishment is to commence from July 1 inst.
Sir Michl. Cole to have 100l. out of secret service.
The King orders that the Commissioners of Prizes shall be under the direction of the Treasury Board ; and my Lords are to take care to have it put into such a method as is fitting for the King's service.
[Treasury Minute Book VII, p. 68.]
July 19. Present : ut supra.
Ordered that 5,000l. be issued to the Ordnance for the marching of the train for Ireland.
The Earl of Montague having signified that he had procured Mr. Ward to lend 2,500l. [into the Exchequer], ordered that this sum be issued to said Lord for the Wardrobe.
Ordered that 4,000l. be paid to me [William Jephson] for secret service ; to be paid to the Earl of Nottingham in part of his purchase money for Kensington House.
Mr. Hooker, Deputy Receiver of the Duchy [of Cornwall], to attend to-morrow afternoon.
Mr. Blathwaite to attend to-morrow afternoon.
[Ibid, p. 69.]
July 22. Present : Lord Delamere, Lord Godolphin, Sir H. Capell, Mr. Hampden.
The Taxes Agents to write to the respective Receivers of Cheshire and Lancashire for the Aid and the Poll that upon paying the moneys in their hands to John Shales (not exceeding 9,200l. in the whole) same shall be answered into the Exchequer by Mr. William Harbord on their respective accounts as Receivers ; they taking Shales's acquittances for same as received by order of said Harbord, and drawing bills on him for same (and sending the said bills to you, the Taxes Agents) ; according to the directions of the Acts of Parliament [for the said Assessments].
The Mint officers, Mr. Blathwaite and Mr. Henry Harris, to attend to-morrow afternoon about seals for the Plantations.
Ordered that 5,000l. be issued to Lord Coote for the Queen.
Ordered that 2,000l. be issued to me [William Jephson] for secret service.
[Treasury Minute Book VII, p. 70.]
[Out Letters (General) XII, p. 62.]
July 23. Present : all my Lords.
The King came in.
The officers of Ordnance to have notice when my Lords are appointed to wait on the King at Hampton Court.
The officers of the Mint and Mr. Blathwayte to attend to-morrow afternoon.
Mr. Twitty to attend to-morrow afternoon.
[Treasury Minute Book VII, p. 71.]
July 24. Present : Lord Godolphin, Sir H. Capell, Mr. Hampden.
Mr. Harris to attend on Friday afternoon next about the seals for the Plantations.
Mr. Martin, Mr. Kemp and Mr. Stephens to be heard on Friday afternoon next about the searchership of Plymouth port.
[Ibid, p. 72.]
July 26. Present : Lord Delawarr, Lord Godolphin, Sir H. Capell.
Ordered that 1,000l. be issued to the Ordnance upon the contract for the fortifications at Hull.
Ordered that Mr. Harbord pay to the Navy Victuallers (struck out and replaced by) Mr. Wright the 6,000l. issued to him [Harbord] last week for the provisions for the Irish Army.
Agreed with the Earl of Montague that if he procure 6,000l. [to be paid into the Exchequer] upon loan within a month it shall be issued to him for the service of the Great Wardrobe.
Ordered that 990l. be issued to me [William Jephson] for secret service to be by me paid to Mr. Rowe to discharge some loans made to his Majesty when Prince in the west.
Mr. Harbord to attend to-morrow afternoon.
In the case between Kemp and Martin concerning the searchership of Plymouth, counsel on both sides were heard and Mr. Stephens' petition was read. My Lords ordered Kemp to be kept in possession. But on Martin's suggestion of corruption in the obtaining of Kemp's grant, write the Attorney [General] to enquire thereof and if he suspect that the place was obtained by purchase, then to bring a scire facias against Kemp's patent.
[Treasury Minute Book VII, p. 73.]
[Out Letters (General) XII, p. 64.]
July 27. Present : Lord Godolphin, Sir H. Capell, Mr. Hampden.
Ordered that 3,000l. be issued to the Earl of Montague for the Great Wardrobe, he having made [or procured] a loan for that sum.
Write Sir Jo. Hewley that my Lords desire for their Majesties' service ... (struck through).
Mr. Harbord to attend on Tuesday morning next.
[Treasury Minute Book VII, p. 74.]
July 30. Present : Earl of Monmouth, Lord Delamere, Lord Godolphin, Mr. Hampden.
Write Sir Robert Howard [Auditor of the Receipt] to deliver to Mr. Harbord, for the service of Ireland, 8,700l. in foreign coin lent by Mr. Evans and 9,500l. in like foreign coin lent by Mr. Child.
The [Taxes] Agents to write to the [Assessment] Commissioners in the several counties [to see] that the Excise officers be rated to pay according to the Poll Act.
Mr. Duncomb, Mr. Hornby and Mr. Evans to attend to-morrow afternoon.
Write the Customs Commissioners to present Mr. Ward for the first vacancy of the surveyors of the landwaiters in London port.
Ordered that Lazarus Jones be made a King's waiter in Bristol port loco Edward Fourlong.
[Ibid, p. 75.]
July 31. Present : all my Lords.
The King came in.
The Earl of Ranelagh, Mr. Harbord and Mr. Blathwaite to attend to-morrow morning.
My Lords to consider of two or three persons to be presented to the King as Comptrollers on Mr. Shales [the Commissary General and his accounts]. Enquire if Mr. William Robinson be a fit person to be employed in that service.
Mr. Hornby, the goldsmith, was called in. He proposed to the King to advance by way of loan 10,000l. in pieces of eight [by] weight at 4s. 9d. the piece and guineas at 22d. [agio] to which the King did agree.
Alderman Duncomb was called in and proposed to advance to the King by way of loan 15,700l. in guineas at 2s. [agio] ; but it was agreed that he should have 22d. as Mr. Hornby is to have.
[Ibid, p. 76.]