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May 1689, 11-20

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'Entry Book: May 1689, 11-20', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 9: 1689-1692 (1931), pp. 115-126. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=104774 Date accessed: 26 July 2014.


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May 1689, 11-20

Date. Nature and Substance of the Entry. Reference.
May 11. Money warrant for 955l. to Robert, Lord Lexinton, being 500l. as equipage and 455l. as a quarter's advance of ordinary as Envoy Extraordinary to the Elector of Brandenburg. (Money order dated May 14 hereon.) Money Book X, p. 16. Order Book III, p. 9.
Treasury order for the execution of the dormant warrant of 1684-5, Mar. 23, for tallies on the Excise for 10,972l. 19s. 3 1/24d. per an. to Catherine, Queen Dowager. (With marginal notes of preceding and succeeding like Treasury orders of confirmation and renewal : viz. of dates 1687, May 27 ; 1689, April 2 ; 1689-90, Mar. 21 ; 1694, June 29 : each confirmation being rendered necessary by a change in the Lord Treasurership or in the Treasury Board.) Money Book X, pp. 16-17.
Treasury order for the execution of a dormant warrant, dated 1684-5, Mar. 23, for tallies on the Excise for 1,236l. 16s. 1½d. per an. for said Queen Dowager. (Together with marginal notes of similar confirmations and renewals, dated 1686-7, Mar. 17 ; 1689, April 2 ; 1689-90, Mar. 21, and 1694, June 29.) Money Book X, p. 17.
William Jephson to the Auditor of the Receipt to stop payment of Mr. John Ashton's orders for 5,000l. and 7,500l., ut supra, p. 32. Disposition Book VIII, p. 5.
Same to the Attorney General to report on the enclosed report [missing] of Sir Henry Pollexfen, late Attorney General, concerning the office of Clerk of the Pipe and Mr. Smith's certificate thereupon. Out Letters (General) XII, p. 21.
[?] Same to same to report on the patents of 1687, April 29, granted to the Countess of Bristol. [See supra, p. 15.] Ibid.
May 11. Same to the Customs Commissioners to seal the goods of the Envoy of Denmark at his house in order to their transportation, Customs free, he being on his departure home.
Appending : said Envoy's'etter, undated and unsigned, requesting same.
Ibid, p. 22.
Treasury warrant to same to discharge the wines and tobaccos of John Gourney, merchant, ut supra, p. 110, which he brought in four small vessels to Beaumaris ; the tobacco having been first imported to Ireland from London and duty paid and no allowance of repayment on his bringing it from Ireland, where he was forced to leave behind him all the rest of his goods. Out Letters (Customs) XII, p. 10.
Treasury reference to same of the following petitions, viz. of :—
Adlard Cagh for a landwaiter's place, London port.
John Milbanke for the place of collector of Colchester port.
Robert Vernon for a King's waiter's place [London port].
Reference Book VI, pp. 33, 34, 35.
May 13. Royal warrant, dated Hampton Court, to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for sums not exceeding 100,000l. in the whole to Charles Bertie, Treasurer and Paymaster of the Ordnance : as imprest for land and sea services of the Office of Ordnance. (Money warrant dated May 25 hereon. This warrant quotes the privy seal as dated the 23rd inst.) (Money order dated May 27 hereon.) King's Warrant Book XIV, p. 68. Money Book X, p. 24. Order Book III, p. 12.
Same to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal (to pass also the seals of the Duchy and County Palatine of Lancaster) containing an indenture between the King and Queen of the one part and Tho. Preston, esq., of Holker, co. Lancs, of the other part, to grant to said Preston the scite of the late dissolved monastery in Furness and the rectory and other premises as in the indenture of 1682-3, Feb. 24, whereby Francis, Lord Carrington, and Humphrey Weld, then of Lulworth Castle, surrendered to the King all said premises, ut supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, vol. VII, pp. 842-3 ; which said premises were by grant, dated 1683, June 28, granted by Charles II to said Thomas Preston for seven years at a rent of 400l. per an. The present grant is to be for 21 years from Lady day next at the rent of 200l. per an. in consideration of said Preston's good services and of his great charges, expended and to be expended in the recovery of the premises : he covenanting hereby to pay the several fee farm rents and other charges, amounting in all to 190l. 13s. 4d. And whereas it is supposed that the Crown is entitled to a tenement called Stone Dikes Tenement and one meadow called Gold Mere Meadows, both in Furness, and some customary or copyhold lands in Stainton Fields in Furness, which were purchased of George Hilton, gent., said Preston shall hereby enjoy same during his term, without increase of rent, if he recover same to the Crown. King's Warrant Book XIV, pp. 73-9.
Royal warrant to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal to release and discharge the 450l. remaining due from Jonathan, Bishop of Exeter, for the First Fruits [? of his precedent bishopric of Bristol]. King's Warrant Book XIV, p. 80.
Same to the Treasury Lords to pay 500l. to Sir Bourchier Wray, bart. and Kt. of the Bath : without account : in satisfaction of so much by him lent to Anthony Rowe, esq., for his Majesty's use ; which sum the King is graciously pleased to repay. (Money warrant dated May 15 hereon.) (Money order dated May 17 hereon.) Ibid, p. 81. Money Book X, p. 18. Order Book III, p. 10.
Same to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for the [renewal of the] grant of the royal oak pensions [to indigent Loyalist officers or their widows etc.] as granted by James II Sept 20 last, supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, vol. VIII, pp. 2051-2 : same to be payable as from Christmas last out of the rent of said lottery. King's Warrant Book XIV, pp. 86-7.
William Jephson to the Excise Commissioners to pay 1,500l. to the Queen Dowager in part of last Lady day quarter. Disposition Book VIII, p. 6.
Same to Mr. Russell [Treasurer of the Navy]. The Treasury Lords have directed 7,251l. 9s. 2d. to be forthwith issued to you. It is to be immediately carried down to Portsmouth so as to be there to-morrow night : 5,251l. 9s. 2d. thereof to be applied to pay off Portsmouth Yard for 1685, Christmas quarter ; and 2,000l. thereof to answer any occasions his Majesty shall be pleased to direct at that place. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Duncombe [Receiver of Excise] to forthwith advance 5,000l. of Excise money to William Harbord for the use of the new raised Regiments. (Cancelled and replaced by the letter of May 16, infra, p. 123.) Ibid.
Same to the Agents [for Taxes] for a list of all the names of the Receivers of the last [Aid or] land tax. Out Letters (General) XII, p. 21.
William Jephson to Auditor Done for an account of the profit to the Crown from the tin farthings or any other farthings in the year 1684. Out Letters (General) XII, p. 21.
Same to the Earl of Ranelagh to order all the [Regimental] agents to go immediately in person to their Regiments and stay there till further order. Ibid, p. 22.
[?] Same to the Customs Commissioners to discharge the butter as follows.
Appending : letter, dated Liverpool, May 10 inst., to the Treasury Lords from William Morrison, a distressed subject from Ireland, who lost all save 90 firkins of butter which he brought off in a narrow escape in several boats : desiring to land it and lodge it in his Majesty's store till an opportunity offered for Holland, which request the officers at Liverpool deny.
Ibid, pp. 22-3.
May 13. Same to the Commissioners of the Great Seal to pass under the seal with all expedition the Proclamation for appointing the Commissioners who are to execute the Poll Act ; his Majesty's service requiring the immediate issue thereof. Ibid, p. 23.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the following petitions, viz. of :—
John Westmorland for a King's waiter's place, London port.
John Trotman for a King's waiter's place, Bristol port.
Geo. Ward for a riding surveyor's place.
Reference Book VI, p. 34.
Same to Auditor Phelipps of the petition of Sir Edward Dering for the office of Receiver of [Crown] land revenue in London and Middlesex, lately enjoyed by Mr. John Smith. Ibid.
Same to the Excise Commissioners of Marmaduke Hodgeson's petition to be made gauger general of Excise. Ibid.
Treasury order for the execution of a warrant dated the 11th inst. from the Earl of Dorset [Lord Chamberlain] to Sir Gilbert Talbot, Master of the Jewel House, to prepare and deliver to the Earl of Pembroke, Ambassador Extraordinary to the States General, 5,893 ounces of white plate and 1,066 ounces of gilt plate. Warrants not Relating to Money XIII, p. 11.
Treasury letters patent constituting Robert Ferguson, gent., as housekeeper of the Excise Office, with the fee or salary of 400l. per an. : as from Lady day last : loco Nicholas Fenn, esq., whose patent thereof from James II is void by being only during pleasure. The grantee is to maintain at his own cost a porter to attend the gate and sufficient persons to take care of the wood yards and other yards belonging to said house. Ibid, pp. 12-14.
May 14. William Jephson to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 1,500l. to the Band of [Gentlemen] Pensioners ; the Treasury Lords having taken off the respite of the 8th inst. on said issue. Disposition Book VIII, p. 6.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the following petitions, viz. of :—
Henry Seward for the place of warehousekeeper, Bristol port.
John Briscoe for a landsurveyor's place, London port.
Mathew Alured for the place of customer of Hull.
Robert Austen for the place of Surveyor General of the outports.
William Hull for a landwaiter's place [London port].
Edward Thompson for the place of riding surveyor of the Customs for the North of England.
Robert Bickerstaff for a tidesurveyor's place [London port].
Tho. Carter for a surveyor's place [ibid.].
William Stephens for a landwaiter's place [ibid.].
Reference Book VI, pp. 34, 39.
Treasury reference to Mr. Fillingham et al. of the petition of [certain of] the Lincolnshire ministers, shewing that by privy seal of 1687-8, Feb. 22, supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. VIII, pp. 1774-5, they were discharged from their arrears of Tenths ; that notwithstanding the Receiver has received from them 68l. 7s. 11¾d. : therefore pray for same to be refunded. Reference Book VI, p. 42.
May 15. Money warrant for 14,593l. 10s. 3d. to Robert Vyner, their Majesties' goldsmith, for jewels etc. delivered between Mar. 19 last and April 12 last for the Coronation as follows. (Money order dated May 16 hereon.)
Appending : certificate, dated May 9 inst., from Sir G. Talbot, Master of the Jewel House. I have received into the Jewel House from said Vyner for the service of their Majesties' Coronation jewels set in most curious works, gold extraordinary wrought into crowns, sceptres, banners, enamelled Georges, enamelled badges, Garters, chains etc. and plate, amounting in the whole to 14,593l. 10s. 3d. as follows, viz. 7,260l. for making (and for loan of jewels for) setting and adorning their Majesties' four crowns, viz. a Crown of State and a Coronation Crown for the King and the same for the Queen ; a globe or orb and two sceptres for the King and the same for the Queen ; a circlet or diadem for the Queen "in all which was 2,725 diamonds, 71 rubies, 59 saphires, 40 emeralds and 1,591 large pearls, all valued at 126,000l." : 276l. for a large ruby ring for the King ; setting the Queen's ruby ring ; a large ruby for one of the sceptres with some pearls and other enamelled work : 2,185l. 7s. 3d. for 316 ounces of fine and crown gold most extraordinary wrought into the several aforesaid works : 763l. 2s. 1d. for 1,121 ounces of new gilt plate most curiously wrought and enchased : 361l. 3s. 4d. for 814 ounces of white plate : 2,682l. 2s. 4d. for new making, new gilding and refreshing 13,221 ounces of their Majesties' gilt store plate and adding 123 ounces of silver thereto : 514l. 2s. 3d. for repairing, boiling, planishing, burnishing and adding silver to 20,969 ounces of their Majesties' white store plate and taking out the [James II] arms and engraving them with their Majesties' arms and ciphers : 7l. for colouring and burnishing a parcel of gold plate : 381l. 10s. 0d. for the loan of 15,298 ounces of gilt and white plate : 128l. 3s. 0d. for money paid to the farrier, casemaker, cutler etc. : 35l. paid to Jo[h]n Gilbert, Philip Brydall and Tho. Vyner, officers of said Jewel House, for necessaries from 1687, June 11, to April 11 last.
Money Book X, pp. 18-19. Order Book III, p. 9.
William Jephson to Sir Gilbert Talbot [Master of the Jewel House]. From the following certificate it appears that 62,074 ounces of plate are remaining in the hands of several Ambassadors, great officers and others who stand charged with the same in the books of your Office. It is the King's pleasure that said place be forthwith returned into the Jewel House. You are to demand it of them and to give the Treasury Lords a particular account hereof so that in case of refusal or delay further steps may be taken herein.
Appending : said certificate by said Talbot of such plate. The persons in whose hands said plate remains (to amounts stated in each case) are as follows : Earl of Sandwich as Ambassador from Charles II to Spain ; Lord Montague as ditto to France ; Earl of Sunderland as ditto to Spain ; Earl of Carlisle as ditto to Sweden ; Sir William Lockhart as ditto to Holland ; Lord Berkeley at ditto to France ; Earl of Castlemaine as Ambassador from James II to Rome ; Sir Joseph Williamson as former Secretary of State ; Earl of Carbery as [former] President of [the Marches of] Wales ; Earl of Mulgrave as Lord Chamberlain to James II ; Earl of Sunderland as late Secretary of State ; Earl of Middleton as ditto ; Lord Dartmouth as Master of the Horse ; Earl of Peterborough as Groom of Stole to James II ; Earl of Yarmouth as Master Treasurer [of the Household to ditto] ; Lord Waldegrave as Comptroller [of ditto] ; Lord Godolphin as Lord Chamberlain to the late Queen ; Countess of Peterborough as Groom of the Stole to ditto ; Mr. St. Amand, apothecary to their late Majesties ; Earl of Bath as Groom of the Stole to Charles II ; ditto "received from the Bedchamber, Backstairs and barbers at the death of King Charles II" ; Sir Tho. Williams, chymist to Charles II ; Mr. Thomas and Mr. Lesserteur, the late Queen's master cooks ; John Peach, yeoman of the field to the late King ; John Bayly, ditto ; Mr. Point of the cellar ; Mr. Crofts, page of the Bedchamber to the late Queen ; Mris. Dawson, dresser to ditto ; Mr. Rondise, keeper of the late Queen's chapel ; Mr. Bell and Mr. Pedley of the late Queen's chapel ; Mr. Horne, page of the Backstairs to the late Queen ; Mr. Dufour, late page of the Bedchamber ; Countess of Powys ; Mr. Henry Fitz James ; Mr. Pearse, late serjeant surgeon.
Out Letters (General) XII, pp. 23-5.
Same to Mr. Mountagu, enclosing the Customs Commissioners' report [missing] concerning the ship Prince of Orange (the owners whereof pray a licence for her to proceed on her voyage to Barbados). Please lay same before the King in Council. Ibid, p. 25.
Same to Mr. Twitty for an abstract of the Register of the loans made on the present Aid, viz. the lenders' names and the amounts. Ibid, p. 26.
Same to Sir Robert Howard [Auditor of the Receipt]. The Treasury Lords meet again to-morrow and will then send you further order concerning Mr. Ashton's money. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Montague, enclosing the Customs Commissioners' reports [missing] concerning the following ships, the owners of all which pray licences to proceed on their voyages notwithstanding the embargo, viz. the James of Leith ; Elizabeth of Dartmouth ; American Merchant ; Herbert ; Malaga Merchant ; Andrew ; Katherine ; Tryall of Dartmouth ; Adventure briganteer ; Diligence of Limerick ; Seaflower. Please lay same before the King in Council. Ibid.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to admit to entry John Key's iron wire, ut supra, p. 96 ; the said Commissioners having inquired into the practice at the water side and finding that steel wire paying the most advantageous duty to the King the landwaiters passed other wire under that denomination without strict examination, which gave encouragement to the merchants to import iron wire as steel wire, which practice was grown almost general and might be the occasion of the several parcels here in question : to reform which practice said Commissioners have published an order to warn the merchants not to import and the officers not to pass any of the said commodities. Out Letters (Customs) XII, p. 10.
Same to the Barons of the Exchequer to take the securities of and to swear in Humphry Fitzherbert as Customer outwards, Bristol port, granted by Charles II to Fownes Fitzherbert and said Humphry in reversion of John Fitzherbert ; the said Fownes being dead and said John's grant only during pleasure and thereby now void, whereby said office is now solely vested in said Humphry. Ibid, p. 11.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the following petitions, viz. of :—
Henry Rotherham for the place of one of the surveyors of Bristol port.
Alexander Hill for some employment in the Customs in Sussex or Hampshire.
John Hammond for a watchman's place, London port.
Samuell Bincks for the place of collector of Shoreham.
Joseph Pochin for a landwaiter's place, London port.
Gilbert Lucas for the place of waiter and searcher at Sharperton, a member of Berwick port.
Josua Simpson for the place of a surveyor of landwaiters [London port].
Martin Lluellyn for a searcher's place [ibid.].
Reference Book VI, pp. 35, 36.
Same to the Excise Commissioners of a paper of Sir Vere Fane, Kt. of the Bath, Thomas Mun and John Farthing, esq., being proposals for increasing the revenue of Excise. Ibid, p. 36.
Treasury warrant to [Deputy Auditor] R. Humphreys (Humfreys) for a particular of the offices of steward of the Lordship of Brecon with the annual fee of 13l. 6s. 8d. and of Chamberlain of the borough of Brecon and the counties of Brecon, Radnor and Glamorgan [also of the stewardships of Mallaen etc., Talley etc. and Mabwynion etc. as follows] : all with a view to a grant thereof to John, Lord Vaughan, Earl of Carbery, during pleasure : the fee of 10l. per an. for the stewardship of Mallaen etc. to be in future payable out of the Crown revenue of co. Carmarthen.
Prefixing : report by said Humfreys on said Lord's petition, supra, p. 17. The office of steward of Brecon is of no avail to the King's service, that manor having been long ago sold in fee to the Morgans of Tredegar, who now enjoy same under a fee farm rent. The said office of Chamberlain is a necessary office for keeping the Original Seal and other services in those counties for the better despatch of justice there. It has been usually granted to some honourable person. The Crown allows no fee for it, but the subjects pay so much a writ for the seal, which fees are known and settled. The stewardships of the manors of Mallaen, Cayo, etc., are indeed three distinct stewardships with three several fees of 10l. per an. and are thus distinguished : the offices of steward and keeper of the courts etc. of the manors, lands and granges of Mallaen, Cayo, Mabdrein, Mabedrud, Maenordeilo, Kethynock and of the forests of Glyncothy and Penant in co. Carmarthen with the fee of 10l. per an. ; the like offices of the lands etc. of the late monastery of Talley, co. Carmarthen, with the like fee ; the like of the manors etc. of Mavoneth, alias Mavonion [Mabwynion], Gwinionedd Ucharden, Iscoed Isherwen, Geneurglyn, Blaen, Arrian, Selean and Talisarn Green, co. Cardigan, and the offices of Majors there with the like fee, both which last fees are payable out of the [Crown] revenue in general of those counties. By patent of 1684, May 7, these three offices were granted to Edward, Visct. Hereford, and had long before been in that family, but through the carelessness of their understewards the profits of courts, fines on death and alienations and other casual duties to the Crown were wholly lost "and the very footsteps of those royalties of the Crown there almost worn out as they still continue ; which I doubt not the noble petitioner will redress." In the [present] new grant the offices of Mayors in the said lordships in co. Cardigan ought not to be inserted in that the homages of those several lordships etc. do by their tenures and ancient usages choose their Mayors annually, who collect the rents of the Crown there and for whom they are answerable and obliged to make up their rents, "which they would perhaps cease to be if their stewards [be] made their collectors." The first abovesaid fee of 10l. per an. may be continued payable out of the profits of courts, "but how safe it may be for the subject or how legal or convenient to have a steward impose fines for himself will be fit to be considered." The average annual profits of said profits of courts in Mallaen etc. were 5l. under Charles I and 8s. 5d. under Charles II : for Talley they were 4s. 6d. under Charles I and nothing since the Restoration : for the lordships in Cardigan no return is possible as those profits have long since been leased out and the farmers thereof have delivered in no particulars.
Warrants not Relating to Money XIII, pp. 14-17.
Treasury letters patent appointing John Smith of the parish of St. Clements Danes, co. Midd., gent., to be Receiver of Crown Revenues in the city of London and counties of Middlesex, Essex, Herts, Norfolk and Huntingdon. Warrants not Relating to Money XIII, p. 17.
May 16. Privy seal authorising the Treasury Lords to issue commissions to the General Receivers of the Poll for the respective counties and places. (Royal warrant dated May 8 for said privy seal.) King's Warrant Book XIV, p. 64.
Privy seal authorising the Treasury Lords to direct the Exchequer to take in loans on the Poll to a total of 300,000l., making out orders for same in accordance with the Act for said Poll : at 7 per cent interest : and likewise to make out warrants and orders for payment for wares, goods, ships, victuals etc. furnished for the Navy or Ordnance under the terms of said Act : all said orders to be registered in course. In case any such orders of loan have been already signed as bearing only 6 per cent interest, an additional allowance of interest of 1 per cent is hereby to be made. (Royal warrant dated May 8 for said privy seal.) (Treasury warrant dated May 16 to the Receipt accordingly hereon.) King's Warrant Book XIV, pp. 64-66. Money Book X, p. 20.
Royal letters patent constituting Charles Mountagu to be one of the Clerks of the Privy Council : with the salary of 250l. per an. payable as from Feb. 13 last. King's Warrant Book XIV, pp. 140-1.
William Jephson to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue as follows out of any unappropriated moneys in the Exchequer, viz. : Disposition Book VIII, p. 7.
l. s. d.
to the Earl of Ranelagh for a week's subsistence to the Forces 3,561 15 0
to Mr. Harbord 10,000 0 0
to the Treasurer of the Navy [on the Navy's] weekly money 3,000 0 0
to ditto for the Victuallers 6,000 0 0
to the Treasurer of the Ordnance 2,000 0 0
[to the Paymaster of the Works] for the works at Hampton Court 500 0 0
for the Privy Purse 500 0 0
to me [Jephson] for secret service 1,000 0 0
to Mr. Molesworth 955 0 0
to the Treasurer of the Chamber by way of advance : to be respited till further order [see infra, p. 145, under date June 3] 466 13 4
to Visct. Newport for the Household 1,500 0 0
to the Master of the Great Wardrobe 1,500 0 0
to Mr. Vyner, the goldsmith 1,000 0 0
Same to same to issue to Mr. Harbord the 5,000l. of Excise money which will be paid into the Exchequer "besides what is already appointed to be paid in," see supra, p. 117. Ibid.
Same to same. Several citizens of London are willing to forthwith lend the King considerable sums on the present Aid or the Poll. At their request and for their convenience the Treasury Lords direct you to accept [as cash] the [bank] notes of Mr. Percivall and Mr. Evans, or of Mr. Atwell and Mr. Courtney, or of Mr. St. John, goldsmiths in Lombard Street, or of Lieut.-Col. Child or Sir Thomas Fowlys, goldsmiths in Fleet Street. On the lenders delivering such notes to any of the Tellers the Teller is to throw down a bill for that money and tallies are to be struck and delivered to the lenders without charge or delay. All the Exchequer officers concerned are to attend all this afternoon and every afternoon for a week to despatch the King's service in these loans. Out Letters (General) XII, pp. 26-7.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to see that no ship sail out of any port of England without giving security not to go to Ireland or France : the order of Jan. 29 last, supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. VIII, pp. 2159-60, mentioning only France, but it having been represented that under pretext of coast trading some ships or vessels may be going to Ireland "which may prove of ill consequence to their Majesties' affairs." Out Letters (Customs) XII, p. 11.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the following petitions, viz. of :
William Gee, esq., a member of the House of Commons, shewing that the customer's place in Newcastle port is in possession of one that engaged to take away the Penal Laws and Test and never to give his vote for any to be member of Parliament that would not consent to taking them away and also did refuse to take the oaths : therefore praying to replace him in said office.
George Powell for the office of patent searcher of Bridgwater port.
Richard Tonstall for restoration to his place of landwaiter, London port.
James Donne for a landsurveyor's place, ibid.
Reference Book VI, p. 36.
Same to the Excise Commissioners of Tho. Aram's petition for renewal of his patent as Solicitor for the Excise (Solicitor for the Crown in Law Causes for the Excise). Ibid.
May 17. Money warrant for 955l. to William, Lord Paget, Envoy Extraordinary to the Emperor of Germany ; 500l. thereof for equipage and 455l. for a quarter's ordinary in advance. (Money order dated May 24 hereon.) Money Book X, p. 21. Order Book III, p. 11.
William Jephson to the Customs Commissioners to deliver, Customs free, at the Earl of Portland's lodgings in Whitehall his goods shipped on the George at Rotterdam, John Nibled master. Out Letters (General) XII, p. 27.
Same to the Receiver for co. Yorks of the last Aid for a certificate of the money [receipts of said Aid] in his hands on the last day of this instant May. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Mountague to lay before the King in Council the enclosed report [missing] from the Customs Commissioners concerning the ships Grand Cairo and Mary, praying protection for their seamen and licence to proceed on their voyage, notwithstanding the embargo.
The like of the like for the ships Charles and Providence of Guernsey, praying the like and for leave to carry coals, Customs free, from Newcastle to Guernsey.
The like of the like for the ship Tyger for leave to proceed on her voyage to Newfoundland.
Ibid, pp. 27, 29.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to give order that till the last day of this instant May all money payable in any outport within the districts of Newcastle be paid to Anthony Isaacson at Newcastle. Ibid, p. 28.
Treasury order to same to observe an order of the Privy Council, dated Whitehall, May 16 inst., taking off the embargo from all ships and vessels belonging to the subjects of the King of Spain, provided they have not on board any English subjects : said order being made upon a letter from the Spanish Ambassador. Out Letters (Customs) XII, p. 12.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the following petitions, viz. of :
George Cole for a landwaiter's place, London port.
William Selby for a landsurveyor's place, ibid.
George Harris for the place of surveyor at the Pill in Bristol port.
William Noye for the place of landwaiter in Swansea port.
Watkin Stradling for the place of customer of Cardiff.
Richard Harris for the place of customer at Newport in Swansea port.
Arthur Bushe for a place in the Excise, he having been collector of Athlone in Ireland, but forced to fly, upon the revolution there.
David Heane (Hearne) for some place in the Customs in Bristol port.
Jo[h]n Trethewy for a King's waiter's place, London.
Geo. Wright for a watchman's place abovestairs [ibid.].
Reference Book VI, pp. 36, 37.
Treasury warrant to Auditor John Phelips to take bond of John Smith of St. Clements Danes, London, and Mary Sayer of Berkhampstead in 1,000l. each for said Smith's due accompting as Receiver of Crown Revenues in the city of London etc. Warrants not Relating to Money XIII, p. 18.
May 18. William Jephson to Mr. Fillingham et al. [Agents for Taxes] to prosecute Sir Edward Dering for the King's moneys in his hands as follows.
Appending : letter, dated May 13, from Auditor J. Phelips [to said Jephson]. Sir Edward Dering showed me his petition to-day for Mr. Smith's office of Receiver to be added to his own. I told him I could not report for I thought it unreasonable that a good officer, as Mr. Smith is, who has accompted well, should be displaced for one that hath never accompted since he came into his office and I thought it fitter he should be suspended in his own receipt till he had accompted, the rather because he has a great sum of money in his hands.
Out Letters (General) XII, p. 28.
Same to the Customs Commissioners for a report on Robert Thorowgood's petition for the office of customer of Lynn. Ibid.
Same to same to respite the deputation to Mr. Flory as collector of Lynn. Ibid.
Treasury reference to same of the petition of Robert Hayton for a landwaiter's place, London port.
James Collins for a surveyor's place, Exeter port.
Reference Book VI, pp. 37, 38.
May 20. Same to same of the petition of Robert Constable for the place of solicitor of the Treasury or Customs.
Edward Clitherall for a landwaiter's place in the outports.
John Colquitt for same place in the Customs.
Ibid, pp. 37, 38.
William Jephson to the Auditor of the Receipt to give order to the Tellers that such loans as are brought to them in guineas shall be taken at the present current value of the guinea and no more. Out Letters (General) XII, p. 29.