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'Entry Book: May 1689, 1-10', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 9: 1689-1692 (1931), pp. 101-115. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=104773 Date accessed: 27 November 2014.


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May 1689, 1-10

Date. Nature and Substance of the Entry. Reference.
May 1. Royal warrant to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal for a grant to William, Earl of Portland, and his heirs and assigns for ever of the mansion, palace or capital messuage or the late mansion etc., with the appurtenances called Theobald's House in the parish of Cheshunt, co. Berks, and all the park or late park called Theobald's Park and other premises as follows : all as formerly granted to George, late Duke of Albemarle, and all the buildings whatsoever which since the date of said grant have been erected thereon. The present grant to be in free and common socage at the rent of 13s. 4d. per an. : together with all the mesne profits thereof grown due since the death of Christopher, Duke of Albemarle.
Appending : particular of the premises and memorandum by Auditor J. Phelips. The capital messuage contains 30 acres. The appurtenant lands in Cheshunt, Enfield, Waltham and Northall of 2,508 acres in all (enclosed in said park and purchased from Sir Thomas Dacres and Thomas Dacres, esq., his son), are in the several tenures of Susanna, Lady Forster, widow, Alice Farrington, widow, Humfry Walcott, gent., Thomas Lewen, Robert Lewen, Richard Hall, John Campe, Anthony Munday, Mountan' Jennings, Richard Long, Henry Cooke and Gedion Feild. The premises also include the tithes of Cheshunt, the rectory of Cheshunt purchased from Henry Atkins, Dr. of Medicine, and there are separate lodges in the tenure of John Charge, Thomas Dell (Bulcroft Gate), Thomas Rante (Cheshunt Gate), Roger Lowen.
King's Warrant Book XIV, pp. 44-8.
Royal warrant to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal to create an office of superintendency of all the King's gardens belonging to all the Royal palaces and houses of access in England, to oversee and direct any the plantations and works in said gardens : and to appoint William, Earl of Portland, to the said office during pleasure : with the salary of 200l. per an. as from Lady day last. King's Warrant Book XIV, p. 49.
Same to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for 20,000l. to Robert Vyner, esq., goldsmith, without account : for gold works, gold and white plate and other things delivered or to be delivered into the Jewel House. Ibid, p. 50.
Same to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal for a grant to John Burrard, gent., of the office of Ranger, alias Riding Forester of New Forest, co. Southampton, loco John Carey, gent. : with the usual fee of 6d. per day as from Lady day last : all as fully as said Carey or his father, John Carey, gent., deceased. Ibid, p. 51.
Same to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal to appoint Sir John Maynard, Sir Antho. Keck and Sir William Rawlinson, kts., to be Commissioners for the custody of the Great Seal of England : with an annuity or pension of 1,500l. per an. each as from Lady day last : during pleasure. Ibid, pp. 51-2.
Same to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal for a grant to Christopher Vane of Raby Castle, co. Durham, and his heirs male, of the office of Master Forester and Chief Warden of all the King's forests and chaces within the lordship of Barnard Castle, co. Durham, and the custody and office of Chief Keeper of the Forest of Teesdale and Chase of Marwood, alias Marwood-hagg : all as lately granted to Sir William Bowes, kt., by James II, which grant is now determined and void. The present grantee to covenant to repair all houses and lodges therein at his own cost as often as required and to pay the wages and fees amounting to 9l. 2s. 0d. per an. and all other charges etc. of the several keepers and foresters thereof and to replenish the forests and chaces with a competent number of deer "for our delight when we come there." Ibid, pp. 53-4.
Royal warrant to Owen Wynn, Mint Warden, Thomas Neale, Mint Master and Worker, and James Hoare, Mint Comptroller, to alter in the arms and circumscriptions etc. divers old seals now or lately used, which may be fitted to the King's royal style without the charge of engraving anew. King's Warrant Book XIV, p. 54.
Same to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal to instal the First Fruits of Dr. Gilbert Burnett, Bishop of Salisbury : same to be payable by 311l. 13s. 7½d. in 1690, April 26, 311l. 13s. 7½d. in 1691 and 623l. 7s. 3½d. in 1692, or 1,246l. 14s. 6½d. in all : on the Bishop's own security only and with the usual clause for ceasing of liability on avoidance. Ibid, pp. 54-6.
Same to same for a same for payment of 570l. 5s. 0d. per an. to the Chancellor of the Garter for the necessary fees, pensions and other payments ordained for said Order : it being found by experience that said sum is sufficient for same in lieu of the 1,200l. per an. ordained for same by Charles II, 1660-1, Jan. 23. The arrears now incurred and due on the said annual sum of 570l. 5s. 0d. are hereby also to be paid. Ibid, pp. 56-8.
William Jephson to Charles Bill and Tho. Newcomb, printers, to send to the Agents for Taxes 2,000 copies of the Poll Act. Out Letters (General) XII, p. 11.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to deliver to Lady Eland some things which were sent to her out of France.
Appending : list of said goods (various lengths of ribbon and lace).
Ibid, p. 12.
Treasury warrant to same to deliver, Customs free, the plate and household goods (now detained at Whitehaven) of Sir John Magill, bart., and James Hamilton et al. which they lately brought with them from Ireland, from whence they were forced to fly for their lives into England. Out Letters (Customs) XII, p. 6.
Treasury reference to same of the following petitions, viz. of :—
George Parry for continuance in his office of solicitor for prosecuting suits at law relating to the Excise and Hearthmoney.
Roger Smith for a King's waiter's place, London port.
Nathaniell Noell for a landwaiter's place, ibid.
Robert Snelling for the place of customer of Ipswich port.
Moses Lowman for the land surveyor's office, London port.
Lewis Stuckley for restoration to his place as Comptroller of Plymouth which he had at the death of Charles II, but is now held by William Fall.
Thomas Parker for the place of collector of Excise, co. Devon.
Samuel Hart for the same.
Robert Dannald for restoration to his place as waiter and searcher in Faversham port.
Thomas Hungerford for a landwaiter's place, London port.
Robert Jackson for a King's waiter's place, ibid.
John Myhill for a same, ibid., loco Mr. Skinner.
Roger Mallock for the place of collector of Excise, co. Devon loco Mr. Covell.
John Smith for the place of surveyor at Dover.
Samuel Ogle for the place of solicitor of Excise loco Mr. Guy, a Papist.
Edward Lawrence for a King's waiter's place, London port.
Jo[h]n Churchill for the place of collector of Excise for co. Dorset.
Simon Donjoy for a collectorship of the Excise Office.
Waties Corbet for the place of collector of Excise in co. Salop.
Reference Book VI, pp. 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 30.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Walter Middleton, customer and collector of Milford, for an allowance for return of moneys and for payment of his 7½ years' arrears of wages. Reference Book VI, p. 23.
Same to the Remembrancer and Auditor of [First Fruits and] Tenths of the petition of Marke Le Pla for the discharge of 21 years' [arrears of] Tenths for the rectory of Stambourne in Essex amounting to 51l. 9s. 6d. with the fees demanded for nonpayment. Ibid.
Same to Col. Lutterell of the petition of Simon Pincombe for payment of 496l. 8s. 0d. for coats [supplied] for said Colonel's Regiment. Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Thomas Langley for payment of the 22l. arrears due to him as searcher of Ipswich, from which he was put out by Sir Nicholas Butler. Ibid, p. 25.
Same to same of the petition of Frances Thorneton, widow, for continuance of her 40l. per an. out of the salary of the Comptroller of Hull. Ibid, p. 35.
Treasury order for the execution of a warrant of the Earl of Dorset [Lord Chamberlain] to the Master of the Jewel House to prepare and deliver 1,000 ounces of white plate to the Countess of Derby, Groom of the Stole to the Queen. Warrants not Relating to Money XIII, p. 11.
May 2. William Jephson to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue as follows out of unappropriated money in the Exchequer, viz. to the Earl of Ranelagh for the Forces 12,200 . to pay a bill of exchange from Holland, 3,490l. 7s. 0d. to clear Sir John Lainer's [Lanier's] Regiment, 6,848l. 3s. 0d. for a week's subsistence to the Forces, 10,000l. for the Dutch Forces upon account.
To Mr. Harbord 5,000l. for the Irish Troops.
To the Treasurer of the Navy 3,000l. on the [Navy's] weekly money, 3,600l. to pay off the Quaker ketch, 1,000l. to pay off tickets.
To me [Jephson] for secret service 2,000l.
To the Treasurer of the Ordnance 2,000l. on the Ordnance Office ordinary.
To the Keeper of the Privy Purse 500l.
(Same to the Earl of Ranelagh to pay said 10,000l. to Monsieur Vanderech for the Dutch Forces.)
Disposition Book VIII, p. 3.
William Jephson to Mr. Fox [Customs Cashier] to pay 2,284l. 6s. 6d. to complete last Lady day quarter's salary bill [London port]. Disposition Book VIII, p. 4.
Same to the Excise Commissioners to pay 2,000l. to the inferior officers of the Excise in part of last Lady day quarter's salaries. Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to open at Monsieur Overkirk's lodgings his goods arrived from Holland in the Christiana, Albert Beston master. Out Letters (General) XII, p. 11.
Same to same to open at the Earl of Portland's lodgings in Whitehall and Hampton Court some household goods arrived in the William, Peter Stoop master, from Rotterdam. Ibid, p. 12.
Treasury fiat for royal letters patent to constitute George Watson, gent., to the office of a customer in Bristol port loco Rowland Thrupp, deceased. Out Letters (Customs) XII, p. 6.
Same for same to constitute Richard Meredith, gent., as customer of Chester port loco William Molyneux. Ibid, p. 7.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to permit John Upton of London, merchant, to import and put into the King's warehouse, without paying Custom (until there be opportunity of export) the baize, ut supra, p. 91, which he bought at Cork and designed for Cadiz, but because of the troubles in Ireland knows not how to send them to Spain without first bringing them to London ; and dares not leave them in Ireland for fear of confiscation, he being a Protestant. Ibid.
Treasury reference to the Excise Commissioners of the following petitions, viz. of :—
Tho. Brabin for a collector's place in the Excise.
Francis Tyringham for a same in cos. Bucks and Oxford.
William James for a same.
Reference Book VI, pp. 23, 25, 26.
Same to the Customs Commissioners of the following petitions, viz. of :—
Thomas Bridsey for a deputy searcher's place [London port].
John Wyatt for a surveyor's place, ibid.
John Thompson for the office of inspector of proceedings in the Exchequer upon seizures and prohibited goods.
Valentine Morley for renewal of his patent as a King's waiter, London port.
Zacha. Shute for a surveyorship of the landwaiters, ibid.
Paul Clissold for a King's waiter's place, ibid.
Thomas Farrar for a same [ibid].
William Hall for a same, ibid.
Henry Beaumont for employment in the Custom House [London].
Ibid, pp. 24, 25.
Treasury reference to Auditor Phelips of the petition of John Smith, Receiver of Crown Revenues in London, Middlesex, Essex, Herts, Norfolk and Huntingdon, proposing securities for a fresh grant of his said office, viz. himself and Mary Sayer of Berkhampstead, co. Herts, widow. Reference Book VI, p. 24.
Same to [Deputy Auditor] Robert Humfreys of the petition of Sir Evan Lloyd, bart., for renewal of his grant as Constable of Harlech Castle : with the fee of 50l. per an. Ibid, p. 25.
Same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of John Dubois, a French Protestant, master of the ship St. John of Rochelle, praying the discharge of said ship, which has been seized by the Deputy Governor of the Isle of Scilly. Ibid.
May 3. Money warrant for 955l. to William Duncomb, 500l. thereof for equipage and 455l. thereof as a quarter's ordinary in advance as Envoy Extraordinary to Sweden. (Money order dated May 8 hereon.) Money Book X, p. 11. Order Book II, p. 6.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the following petitions, viz. of :—
William Coleman for a surveyor's place, Colchester port.
Jo[h]n Utting for a King's waiter's place [London port].
Sir Fran. Masham for the place of Register of Seizures, ibid.
Robert Travell for a landwaiter's place [ibid.].
John Laud for a King's waiter's place [ibid.].
John Terry for a same, ibid.
John Marston for a landwaiter's place, ibid.
Richard Rickards for a surveyor's place [ibid.].
Joseph Scardevile for some Customs employment.
Charles Forty for the place of Riding Commissioner of Excise.
John Bromingham for a coastwaiter's place, London port.
Richard Courtney for the place of collector of the duties on the Act of Navigation.
Robert Weddall for a landsurveyor's place [London port].
John Lloyd for a landwaiter's place, Hull port.
Henry Carter for the place of surveyor of Deal.
Tho. Orme for the office of undersearcher, London port.
James Hooper for the place of comptroller, Newcastle port.
Simon Hitchcock for a landsurveyor's place, London port.
Joseph Jordan for continuance in his place as a King's waiter, ibid.
John Crowne for a King's waiter's place, ibid.
John Stedman for the place of customer of Cardiff and Swansea.
Samuell Richardson for a comptroller's place in the Custom House [London].
Thomas Levet for the place of one of the wine tasters, London port.
Reference Book VI, pp. 25, 26, 27, 28, 29.
Same to same of the petition of John Green, John Allen, James Sibley and Robert Farrar, citizens and glass sellers of London ; petitioners shewing that dealing in glasses and earthenwares which they could not get so well here they did pray leave of the Customs Commissioners to import some fine red Delft ware and counterfeit china earthenwares and some fine Dutch tiles for chimneys and obtained permission for same, but their imports are seized by a tidesurveyor and are stopped by James Barston et al. potmakers, who had former deputations to seize all painted earthenwares : therefore praying delivery of their goods. Ibid, p. 26.
April [sic erratum for May] 3. Treasury reference to the Excise Commissioners of the petition of Thomas Vincent for the place of Comptroller of Excise loco Mr. Ashmole. Reference Book VI, p. 27.
May 3. Same to same of the petition of Allen Chamber for the place of Solicitor of Excise. Ibid.
Treasury order for the execution of a warrant of the Earl of Dorset [Lord Chamberlain] of the 29th ult. to the Master of the Jewel House to prepare and deliver plate as follows for his Majesty's service in his bedchamber, viz. 12 candlesticks with snuffers and pans, two chamber pots, one warming pan, twelve plates, one porringer, one spoon, fork and knife in a case, one salver, six spoons, six forks, one toaster, two tumbrels, one gilt tea cup, one chocolate pot, one ewer. Warrants not Relating to Money XIII, p. 11.
William Jephson to the Customs Commissioners to deliver, Customs free, some goods for the Earl of Monmouth at his house at Parson's Green : same being come from Holland on the Providence, Magnus Maison master. Out Letters (General) XII, p. 20.
May 4. Royal warrant dormant to William Harbord, Paymaster of the Forces designed for Ireland, to deduct from time to time from all the moneys you pay to the said Forces the sum of 12d. per £, keeping one moiety thereof to your own use in consideration of the service and charges of yourself and clerks ; the other moiety to be charged upon you in your accounts : the said deductions to take effect as to the 17 new Regiments of Foot from April 1 last ; and as to the other Troops and Companies from May 1 inst. ; and in the case of further Troops or Companies to be raised then to be from the time they are so raised or appointed. King's Warrant Book XIV, pp. 58-9.
Royal warrant to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal for a grant to Richard, Lord Bulkeley, Visct. Cashel, of the offices of Chancellor and Chamberlain of the counties of Anglesea, Carnarvon and Merioneth with the fee of 20l. per an. as formerly payable ; and of the offices of Constable of the Castle of Beaumaris and Captain of Beaumaris with the fee of 40 marks per an. usually payable in respect thereof : all as granted by James II to said Visct. Bulkeley : the present grant to be during pleasure. Ibid, p. 60.
William Jephson to the Customs Commissioners to open at the houses of the Dutch Ambassadors several goods now arrived from Holland for them.
Appending : schedule of said goods (plate, clothes etc. and eight trunks of Lord Odijck).
Out Letters (General) XII, pp. 13-14.
Treasury reference to the Barons of the Exchequer of the petition of Nathaniell Booth for the office of Surveyor of the Greenwax.
The like of Charles Chetwind's petition for said office.
Reference Book VI, p. 27.
Same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of George Bromfeild for a surveyor's place [London port].
Thomas Somers for a same.
Phillip Newton for the place of riding surveyor for Lyme, Weymouth and Poole ports.
Ibid, pp. 27, 28.
May 6. Money order for 20l. each to Peter L'Neve and John Lowe, gent., Deputy Chamberlains of the Receipt, for Hilary and Michaelmas terms, 1688, on their allowance of 40l. per an. each for an additional increase of fee for sorting and ordering records, as well foreign as domestic, in the Treasury in Westminster. Order Book III, p. 5.
Same for 35l. for the clerks and ministers of the Receipt for one year's rewards to Lady day last for attendance in vacation time : viz. 7l. each to the abovesaid Lowe and Neve ; 5l. to Samuel Langford ; 5l. to John Taylour ; 6l. to Peter White, William Wardour's clerk ; 5l. to John Packer, usher of the Receipt. Ibid, p. 6.
Same for 10l. to William Parks, porter at the gate of the Receipt, for half a year to Lady day last for attendance at the said gate and on the officers of the Receipt. Ibid.
William Jephson to the Customs Commissioners to deliver, Customs free, 5,002 muskets lately brought from Holland for his Majesty's service and 220,000 flints on board a ketch now lying near Tower Wharf, Robert Young master.
Appending : treasury order of same date for said arms to be landed and put in the Tower.
Out Letters (General) XII, p. 15.
Treasury reference to same of the petition of William Cossins for a King's waiter's place [London].
Giles Dowle for the salary of 80l. per an. to be re-settled on him for prosecuting tobacco planters in England.
Richard Beeston for a landwaiter's place [London port].
Reference Book VI, pp. 28, 30, 32.
Same to the Barons of the Exchequer of the petition of William Roberts for the office of Surveyor of the Greenwax. Ibid, p. 28.
Royal letters patent constituting Sir Henry Pollexfen (a Serjeant at Law) as Chief Justice of Common Pleas.
Sir George Treby as Attorney General.
John Somers of the Middle Temple as Solicitor General with all the fees etc. enjoyed by Sir George Treby or any other his predecessors therein.
King's Warrant Book XIV, pp. 103, 138, 138-9.
Treasury reference to the Barons of the Exchequer of the petition of Percivall Brunskell for the place of Surveyor of the Greenwax Office. Reference Book VI, p. 28.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the following petitions, viz. of :—
Thomas Marshall for a King's waiter's place, London port, the King having promised it him by the Marquess of Winchester.
George Gill for a landsurveyor's place, ibid.
Joseph Stepney for a King's waiter's place [ibid.].
Peter Whitley for a landsurveyor's place [ibid.].
Joseph Whitfeild for the place of copying clerk outwards [ibid.].
Reference Book VI, p. 28.
May 7. Treasury warrant dormant to the Receipt for tallies from time to time on the Tenths of the dioceses of York, Exeter, Winchester, Lincoln and Sarum for the annuity of 1,000l. to William, Earl of Bedford, and John Russell as trustees for the Countess Dowager of Bristol as granted 1670, Sept. 9.
In the margin : two later Treasury orders, respectively dated 1689-90, Mar. 21, and 1694, June 29, confirming this warrant.
Money Book X, p. 11.
William Jephson to the Attorney General for his opinion on the enclosed presentments [missing] from the Excise Commissioners to the Treasury Lords. Out Letters (General) XII, p. 15.
Same to respectively and severally the knights detailed of the several shires of England and Wales, requesting them to confer with the rest of the Members of Parliament for their respective counties and with them to consider the names of the Commissioners for the Poll, named in the Act for the said Poll, and thereout to select in each case 15 names to be specially appointed by the King by a great seal to be Commissioners for executing said Act in each respective county. Ibid, pp. 16-18.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the following petitions, viz. of :—
Ingilby Daniel, esq., for the place of chief searcher, Hull port.
Thomas Edlyne for a King's waiter's place, London.
William Ayloff for the place of collector at Lynn or Boston.
John Capell for restoration to his place as a landwaiter, London ; he having been turned out by Sir Nicholas Butler.
John Taylder for a King's waiter's place, ibid.
Thomas Dore for a searcher's place at Gravesend.
John Asham for the place of Surveyor of Customs, London port.
Sir William Becher for a landsurveyor's place for his son George.
Sir William Turner for restoration to his place of Solicitor to the Treasury or to be made collector of Exeter port.
Edmund Allen for a King's surveyor's place [London port].
James Reynolds for a tidesurveyor's place, ibid.
Toby Jenkins for the place of Register of Seizures loco Mr. Earle : "the Lord President hath certified the King gave it him in his hearing."
Richard Keate for a collector's place in one of the Western ports.
Robert Hayward for the place of collector of Poole port.
Edward Cocker for a landwaiter's place, London port.
Robert Crompton for a searcher's place, Hull port. "My Lord President certifies that the King gave the place to the petitioner."
William Carter for a landwaiter's place, Plymouth port.
Charles Osbourne for the place of Surveyor [General] of Customs.
Mr. Culliford for the same place.
Miles Edgar for renewal of his patent as King's searcher in Chichester port.
Henry Thomas for some employment in the Customs, London port.
Edward Browne for renewal of his grant as a King's waiter, Bristol port.
Charles Nowell for a place as landwaiter, Deal port.
Francis de Laet for an accomptant's place in the Custom House [London].
John Jeffery for the place of collector at Grimsby, a member of Hull port.
Sir Edward Wood for the place of Chief [General] Surveyor of the Customs.
Thomas Nisbett for restoration to his place as searcher, Hull port.
Reference Book VI, pp. 28, 29, 30, 31, 32.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Francois Baudovin, Seuir [Sieur] Desprise, a French Protestant, praying for his goods to be admitted to entry on payment of only English [or natives'] duties. Reference Book VI, p. 29.
Same to same of the petition of John Gourney, shewing that he was forced to leave Dublin with his substance and brought with him some French wines and tobacco on which duty has been paid in Ireland : therefore praying that they may be discharged of duty in England. Ibid, p. 30.
Treasury letters patent appointing Henry Wynn (Wynne) as clerk to the Commissioners of Appeals in Excise : with the salary of 100l. per an. as from Lady day last. Warrants not Relating to Money XIII, p. 12.
May 8. Royal warrant to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal for a grant to Michael Baker, gent., the elder, and Michael Baker, his son, of the office of Marshal of the Marshalsea of the Exchequer : during pleasure : as amply as John Baker, lately deceased, and the said Michael Baker, senr., held same. King's Warrant Book XIV, p. 62.
Same to same for a same to constitute Sir William Honywood, Richard Beke, George Dodington, Thomas Coningsby and John Lock to be Commissioners for Appeals in Excise ("Commissioners for Appeals and Regulating our Excise") : during pleasure : with the salary of 200l. per an. each as from Lady day last : all in place of Robert, Visct. of Teviot, et al. the late Commissioners. Ibid.
Same to same for a same for the payment to the Masters in Chancery (except the Master of the Rolls, who is otherwise sufficiently provided for) of the sum of 100l. per an. over and above their present yearly allowances for their robes out of the Hanaper Office : the said addition having been granted by Charles II and James II in consideration of the meanness of the profits and allowances belonging to the places of the said Masters, in respect of their trusts and employments : to be payable quarterly from Lady day last during pleasure. Ibid, p. 63.
Royal letters patent constituting Giles Eyre (a Serjeant at Law) as a Justice of the King's Bench : quamdiu se bene gesserit.
Thomas Rokeby (a Serjeant at Law) as a Justice of Common Pleas, quamdiu etc.
Sir William Gregory (a Justice of Common Pleas) as a Justice of the King's Bench.
King's Warrant Book XIV, pp. 73, 90, 105.
Money warrant for 100l. to William, Earl of Derby, Tho. Cholmondley and William Banks for one year to Lady day last on the annuity for the poor ministers of the Isle of Man. Money Book X, p. 11.
Same for 2,800l. to Thomas, Earl of Pembroke and Montgomery, Ambassador Extraordinary to the States General ; 1,500l. thereof for equipage and 1,300l. for 13 weeks' ordinary by way of advance. (Money order dated May 10 hereon.) Ibid, p. 12. Order Book III, p. 7.
William Jephson to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue as follows out of any unappropriated moneys in the Exchequer, viz. : Disposition Book VIII, pp. 4-5.
l. s. d.
to the Paymaster of the Band of Pensioners for Lady day [quarter] last ; "the same to be respited till further order" 1,500 0 0
to me [Jephson] for secret service 2,783 16 0
to Sir William Killigrew 125 0 0
to Sir Boucher Wray in repayment of loan 500 0 0
to the Earl of Pembroke 2,800 0 0
to the Earl of Derby et al. for the poor ministers of the Isle of Man 100 0 0
to Mr. Boson 284 13 0
to the Earl of Ranelagh for subsistence of the Forces 3,561 15 0
to ditto towards clearing to March 1 [last] the Forces marched to the North 7,759 2 8
to ditto for a bill of exchange from Holland 8,133 0 0
to ditto for the Dutch Forces, upon account 10,000 0 0
to Mr. Harbord 7,500 0 0
to the Treasurer of the Navy [for the ordinary] 6,000 0 0
to ditto for the Victuallers 6,000 0 0
to the Treasurer of the Ordnance 2,000 0 0
to the Keeper of the Privy Purse 500 0 0
to Mr. Duncomb 955 0 0
(Same to said Earl of Ranelagh to pay said 10,000l. to Monsieur Vanderech for the use of the Dutch Forces.)
Same to the Customs Commissioners to send the goods of the Baron de Reed [Reede], Lord of the Lier, to his house in Pall Mall ; he being one of the nobles of Holland who by his Majesty's leave and approbation is come over to settle and live in England ; said goods being for him, his lady, daughter and family, not exceeding 100l. in value : with "some few old pictures having served in his house." Out Letters (General) XII, p. 15.
William Jephson to the Customs Commissioners. In reply to that part of your presentment of the 7th inst. relating to the Irish Protestants who are fled hither for refuge the Treasury Lords are inclined to favour them on particular representations to be made, but are not disposed to give any general order. Out Letters (General) XII, p. 19.
Same to the Earl of Shrewsbury to recommend Joseph Boson to the Mayor and Aldermen of Exeter to reinstate him as master of the quay there, the King well remembering Boson's good services in that post at the time of his Majesty's arrival there, viz. in conveying the ordnance, carriages and other necessaries belonging to his Majesty. Ibid.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to restore Johannes Jones to the collectorship of Weymouth port loco John Hanford, a Papist, dismissed : said Jones having been removed upon account of the questions concerning taking off the penal laws and Test.
Henry Flory as collector of Lyme Regis loco Henry Browne removed, being a Papist.
Out Letters (Customs) XII, p. 8.
Treasury reference to same of the following petitions, viz. of :—
John Packhurst for a place as a riding surveyor of Customs.
Peter Spour for a place as landwaiter at Bideford.
Peter Gregor for a landsurveyor's place, London port
Cha. Hosier for a coastwaiter's place, ibid.
Charles Tyrrell for a King's waiter's place, ibid.
Timothy Wadesworth for a same, ibid., loco Mr. Tichborne or Mr. Ratcliffe, Roman Catholics.
Edward Carne for renewal of his patent as searcher of Bridgwater port.
Walter Etterick for the place of comptroller of Newcas le port.
Richard Hurlestone for a landwaiter's place, London port.
James Quelch for a same [ibid.].
Richard Bramley for a King's waiter's place, Bristol port.
Israell Feilding for the place of customer of Newcastle port loco Mr. Henry Brabant, whose associating with Papists in overthrowing the privileges of that ancient Corporation and later zeal shewed in seeking the abrogation of the penal laws and tests have rendered him very obnoxious and unacceptable in that port, so that he is at last absconded, bearing the character of a Papist : petitioner having long served the King's interest with all care and having assurances of the King's consideration.
Richard Roper for a tidesurveyor's place, London port.
Reference Book VI, pp 30, 31, 32, 33.
Same to William Lowndes and Aaron Smith of the petition of Arnold Browne ; petitioner shewing that he was debtor to the late King in 6,110l. ; that in 1685 Tho. Price failed, being 5,500l. in petitioner's debt, for which by Exchequer decree petitioner's extent was to take place next the King's : therefore prays leave to prosecute same, "the King's debt being secured." Ibid, p. 31.
May 9. Privy seal for 500l. as equipage and 5l. a day as ordinary to Robert Molesworth as Envoy Extraordinary to the King of Denmark : the first three months' ordinary to be paid him by way of advance : with the usual clause for allowance of his extraordinaries. King's Warrant Book XIV, p. 67.
Same for same to Sir William Dutton Colt, as Envoy Extraordinary to the Princes of Brunswick and Luneburg. Ibid.
Same for same to Robert, Lord Lexinton, as Envoy Extraordinary to the Elector of Brandenburg. Ibid, p. 68.
Royal letters patent constituting Peyton Ventris (a Serjeant at Law) as a Justice of Common Pleas quamdiu se bene gesserit. Ibid, p. 92.
Money warrant for 284l. 13s. 0d. to Joseph Boson for conveying and carrying his Majesty's ordnance, carriage, baggage and other necessaries from 1688, Nov. 10 to Dec. 20.
Appending : bill of said services (including cartage of 500 tons of goods from the quay to the commanders' quarters ; bringing 20 guns from Starcross ; lightering a ship that was sunk at Starcross ; making four new bridges in the room of the four pulled down for the more convenient and speedy passing the boats which the King brought with him). (Money order dated May 10 hereon.)
Money Book X, pp. 12-13. Order Book III, p. 7.
Same for 125l. to Sir William Killigrew, kt., for last Lady day quarter on his pension. Money Book X, p. 13.
William Jephson to the Customs Commissioners to deliver, Customs free, some plate belonging to Lord Stair ; it being plate which he took abroad with him. Out Letters (General) XII, p. 19.
[?] Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to order the officers of the Exchequer to deliver, free of any fees, the tallies of pro stricken upon the Excise for the city loans ; as by the agreement with the citizens. Ibid.
May 9. Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the following petitions, viz. of :
William Thompson for the place of searcher at Hull.
Sir Thomas Atkins for the place of searcher of Ipswich or Hull.
John Combes for a landsurveyor's place, Bristol port.
Reference Book VI, pp. 31, 32, 35.
Same to Aaron Smith to report as to the dormant warrant signed by the late Treasury Lords for the pension of 4,700l. per an. to the Duchess of Cleveland out of the Post Office. Ibid, p. 32.
May 10. Treasury warrant dormant to the Excise Commissioners to pay Sir Peter Rich, Chamberlain of the city of London, 6 per cent interest on the several sums of money lent into the Exchequer in his name by several citizens of London : and for any further sums which shall be similarly lent : viz. from the respective times of the loans. Money Book X, p. 14.
Money warrant for 1,500l. to William Smith, Receiver and Paymaster of the Band of Gentlemen Pensioners : being for last Lady day quarter's allowance to said Band (for wages and board wages to the Capt., Lieut., Standard Bearer, Clerk of the Cheque, Harbinger and 40 Gentlemen Pensioners). (Money order dated May 11 hereon.) (William Jephson, dated May 10, to said Smith to pay, out of the above, such officers and gentlemen as are removed out of said Band the money due to them up to the respective days, in last quarter, on which others were sworn into their places ; "and the remainder to those who succeeded them.") Money Book X, p. 14. Order Book III, p. 7. Disposition Book VIII, p. 5.
Same for 955l. to Robert Molesworth, being 500l. for equipage and a quarter's ordinary in advance as Envoy Extraordinary to Denmark. (Money order dated May 11 hereon.) Money Book X, p. 15. Order Book III, p. 8.
Same for 955l. to Sir William Dutton Colt for same and same as same to the Princes of Brunswick and Luneburg. (Money order dated May 13 hereon.) Money Book X, p. 15. Order Book III, p. 8.
Same for 100,000l. to Francis, Visct. Newport, Cofferer of the Household, as imprest for the ordinary and extraordinary service of the Household. (Money order dated May 11 hereon.)
In the margin : Treasury order, dated 1689-90, Mar. 20, for the execution of the unsatisfied mainder of this order.
Money Book X, p. 15. Order Book III, p. 8.
William Jephson to the Excise Commissioners to pay 1,500l. to the Princess of Denmark in part of last Lady day quarter. Disposition Book VIII, p. 5.
Same to Mr. Nash to forthwith (out of money in your hands of the [Crown] revenues of South Wales) pay to John, Earl of Carbery, Governor of Milford Haven, 53l. 6s. 8d. for two years to Michaelmas last on his fee. Ibid, p. 7.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to seal William Duncombe's goods at his lodgings in order to his going Envoy Extraordinary to Sweden. Out Letters (General) XII, p. 20.
Same to Mr. Harbord for an account what moneys you received for his Majesty's service in the West or elsewhere. (The like letter to Mr. Rowe.) Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners, enclosing the memorials [missing] of Monsieur De Lestang, De la Melonniere and St. Auban. You are to deliver their goods, Customs free, except wines. Ibid.
Same to the Attorney General to report on (a) infra.
Appending : (a) extract of a presentment from the Customs Commissioners to the Treasury Lords. In pursuance of an order of the King, during his administration as Prince of Orange, we took security of outgoing vessels not to go to any of the ports of France. How shall we proceed upon such bonds in case of vessels which so proceeded to France?
Ibid, p. 21.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to discharge the seizure of the goods of some Italian merchants or others which have fairly paid the Customs as aliens, but had been seized on the presumption that they might prove French. In all like cases you are to similarly discharge such seizures. In cases where ships have kept the condition of not going to any part of France or which have been forcibly carried to French ports by privateers ("whereof there are some instances now before you in proof") you are to deliver up the bonds they gave pursuant to the order, ut supra, p. 86. Out Letters (Customs) XII, pp. 8-9.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to deliver to Elizabeth Gigou a parcel of gloves seized by Mr. Radford, one of the tidesurveyors, and Mr. Hunt, one of the coastwaiters. She is to pay all duties and the Attorney General is first to enter a noli prosequi. (Same to Sir George Treby, Attorney General, to enter said noli prosequi.) Out Letters (Customs) XII, p. 9.
Treasury reference to same of the following petitions, viz. of :
Richard Forster for a landwaiter's place, London port.
George Hill for a same, ibid.
Phi. Elston and William Blackaller for the office of solicitor of Excise (referred to the Excise Commissioners).
Thomas Mason for a tidesurveyor's place, London.
Joseph Hele for a landwaiter's place, Bristol port or elsewhere.
Thomas Handley for a landwaiter's place, London port.
Samuell Cox for a place as surveyor of the landcarriagemen, ibid.
Thomas Doughty for a King's waiter's place [ibid.].
Stephen Akarman for the place of collector, Plymouth port or elsewhere.
Thomas Parsons for the place of collector, Bridgwater port.
George Hodelow for some place in the Customs, London.
Reference Book VI, pp. 33, 34, 35.
Same to the Barons of the Exchequer of the petition of Nathaniell Booth for the office of Surveyor of the Greenwax. Ibid, p. 33.
Same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Benj. Levy "in behalf of themselves and divers of the Customs," shewing that they have seized 300 dozen of sword blades which lie in the Custom House and are so rusty as to be unfit for use and are small blades fit for gentlemen and not for soldiers : therefore praying that same may be appraised [and sold] so that the King may receive his moiety and petitioners their moiety of the value. Ibid, p. 39.