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'Entry Book: July 1689, 1-15', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 9: 1689-1692 (1931), pp. 173-189. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=104778 Date accessed: 28 July 2014.


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July 1689, 1-15

Date. Nature and Substance of the Entry. Reference.
July 1. William Jephson to the Customs Commissioners to deliver, Customs free, at the lodgings of the Envoy from the Elector of Brandenburg his goods on board the ship Nathaniel of Whitby, William Jefferson master.
Appending : schedule of said goods (including a pack of tapestries) and request, dated London, July 1, from Wolfgang de Schmelbaut [Schmettau] for said delivery.
Ibid, p. 54.
July 2. Treasury warrant to the Receipt for tallies on the First Fruits for 500l. to Aubrey, Earl of Oxford, for last June 24 quarter on his pension. Money Book X, p. 49.
Same dormant to the Customs Cashier to pay the salary of 366l. 16s. 8d. per an. to Sir Edmd. Turner as surveyor of the outports.
In the margin : a later Treasury order, dated 1690, April 7, of confirmation hereof.
Ibid, p. 50.
Money warrant for 535l. 5s. 0d. to Thomas, Marquess of Carmarthen, for Feb. 14 last to Mar. 25 and for last June 24 quarter on his 1,000l. and 500l. per an. as President of the Privy Council, ut supra, p. 139. (Money order dated July 3 hereon.) Ibid, p. 51. Order Book III, p. 17.
Treasury confirmations of the dormant warrant of 1684-5, Mar. 23, for 1,000l. per an. to the Countess of Plymouth and of 1684-5, Mar. 24, for 2,000l. per an. to same : together with later Treasury confirmations, dated 1689-90, Mar. 20 ; 1694, June 29. See Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. VIII, p. 77. Money Book X, p. 51.
Treasury warrant dormant to the Customs Cashier to pay Peter Percivall's salary of 120l. per an. as head searcher of London port.
In the margin : a later Treasury order, dated 1690, July 11, of confirmation hereof.
Ibid.
Same for the salary of 12l. each to the five undersearchers of London port, viz. Richard Goodlad, Charles Beavour, Richard Pierce and Robert Burton, four thereof, and Anthony Meeke and Robert Cowley, who jointly hold one place thereof.
In the margin : a later Treasury order, dated 1690, July 14, of confirmation hereof.
Ibid, p. 52.
Same for the salary of 55l. 6s. 8d. to Thomas Bridgman, gent., as customer of Ipswich port.
In the margin : a later Treasury order, dated 1690, Mar. 25, of confirmation hereof.
Ibid, p. 53.
Same for the salary of 10l. per an. to Robert Bernard, gent., as Comptroller of Poole port. Ibid.
Same for the salary of 62l. 13s. 4d. per an. to Francis Weaver and John Weaver, gent., as one of the customers of Southampton port. Ibid.
Same for the several annuities of 20l., 60l., 20l. and 100l. to Richard Breton for his offices as Comptroller of the Petty Customs, London port, and keeper of the cocquet seal there.
In the margin : a later Treasury order, dated 1690, May 19, of confirmation hereof.
Ibid, p. 54.
Treasury warrant dormant for the salary of 72l. 8s. 4d. to Thomas Veel and Richard Breton as customer of Sandwich port.
In the margin : order of confirmation, ut supra, but struck through.
Money Book X, pp. 54-5.
Same for the annuity of 100l. to George Tuthill, merchant, of Exeter (and for payment of 25l. thereon for last June 24 quarter).
In the margin : a later Treasury order, dated 1690, April 4, of confirmation hereof.
Ibid, p. 55.
Same for the salary of 50l. per an. to Timothy Thornbury as collector of the duties of wool, hides etc. in London port.
In the margin : a later Treasury order, dated 1690, April 2, of confirmation hereof.
Ibid, p. 59.
Treasury allowance of the last June 24 quarter's salary bill, London port : being 5,035l. 5s. 1d. for established salaries and 162l. 10s. 9d. for additional salaries.
The like of the outport salary bill for same quarter, being 5,247l. for established salaries and 587l. 15s. 0d. for additional salaries.
Ibid, p. 52.
[?] William Jephson to Mr. Hall [Hearthmoney Cashier] to pay the Hearthmoney incidents bill of 550l. 5s. 11¾d. [ut supra, p. 164]. Disposition Book VIII, p. 16.
July 2. Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue as follows out of unappropriated moneys in the Exchequer, viz. : Ibid, pp. 17, 18.
l. s. d.
to the Treasurer of the Navy for the chest at Chatham. 5,000 0 0
to ditto [on the Navy's] weekly money 3,000 0 0
to the Earl of Ranelagh for a week's subsistence for the Forces under his care 3,561 15 0
to ditto for levy money for two Companies to the 1st Regiment of Guards 160 0 0
to ditto for Col. Beveridge's Regiment to May 1 last 1,004 1 2
to ditto for the Dutch Forces 10,000 0 0
to Mr. Harbord for the Forces for Ireland, viz. for Mr. Shales for 2,000 bags of biscuits 1,000 0 0
for ditto for sacks for oats to be sent to Chester 200 0 0
for ditto for expenses 100 0 0
for ditto for waggons 1,050 0 0
for ditto for one month to the nine Regiments now marching for Ireland 6,565 12 0
for ditto for one week's subsistence for the English Regiments 3,230 6 6
for ditto for a fortnight's subsistence for three French Regiments 1,073 11 0
for ditto for one week's subsistence for his [Harbord's] own Troop of Horse 35 15 0
for ditto for a week's subsistence for the Provost Marshal and his men 15 0 0
to the Earl of Portland for the Privy Purse 500 0 0
to the Treasurer of the Ordnance [on the Ordnance Office] ordinary 1,500 0 0
to me [Jephson] for secret service. 1,000 0 0
to Mr. Lloyd for the Works 1,000 0 0
£39,996 0 8
(Same, dated July 3, to said Harbord out of the above directed items to pay 2,350l. to said Shales.)
William Jephson to Mr. Sanson for the Customs Commissioners' report on the petitions of Nehemiah Williamson for a searcher's place, Carlisle, and of William Thompson for a same, Hull. Out Letters (General) XII, p. 55.
Same to Mr. Duncombe. If there is money in the Exchequer payable to you [in repayment of your loans] upon the Aid, if you design to lend it again please do it as speedily as may be. Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to permit some clothing for the Royal Regiment of Foot to be put, Customs free, on board the Royal Joseph, Charles Loveseto master, under the convoy of the Dutch frigate Breell. Ibid.
Treasury warrant to same to employ John Copley as surveyor in the Isle of Man under the establishment of Liverpool loco John Sheeres, lately dismissed.
Moses Lowman (a landwaiter, London port) as inspector of thread, linen and tape ships loco Benjamin Herne, dismissed.
George Lloyd to be restored as a coastwaiter, London port loco Henry Keates, who succeeded him.
Charles Robertson to be restored as a tidesurveyor ibid. loco Ralph Howard, who succeeded him.
Jo[h]n Clark to be restored as a tidesman ibid. loco John Sabin, who succeeded him.
Tho. Ogle as coastwaiter at Hull loco Nathaniell Patten, deceased.
William Crispin as tidewaiter at Hull loco Peter Milway, deceased.
Samuel Long as boatman at Lynn Regis loco Benj. Meggot, who relinquished.
Geo. Edwards as same at Aberdovey in Milford port.
Jo[h]n Napper as waiter and searcher in Penzance port loco John Natt, dismissed, being a Papist.
Benj. Lord as boatman, Maldon port loco Francis Langston, who relinquished.
Peregr. Duport as a noontender, London port loco Tho. Pascall, dismissed, being a Papist.
Gilbt. Lucas as weigher and searcher at Sharperton in Berwick port loco Jo[h]n Swinhoe, a Papist.
Walter Dyke to be restored as a tidesman, London port, loco Jo[h]n Blomfeild, who succeeded him.
Hen. Sandys the like loco Alexander Douglass, who succeeded him.
Joel Burford as tidesman ibid. loco Peter Green, deceased.
Isaac Lyon as boatman at Ipswich loco John Payne, who deserted.
Tho. Roberts to be restored as a tidesman, London port loco John Stone.
Leond. Coates the like loco Tho. Dale, who succeeded him.
Stephen Knightsmith as boatman at Torrington Steep in Lynn Regis port loco Gilbt. Hody, who relinquished.
Antho. Wilkinson as tidesman at Shields loco Peter Gold, dismissed.
Robt. Moore as waiter and searcher, London port loco John Berwick, deceased.
Thomas Cannon as collector, waiter and searcher in Aldeburgh port and to act as deputy to the customer and searcher of Yarmouth for their fees at Aldeburgh or 20l. per an. from each of them.
Bedford Whiting as one of the jerquers, London port, loco Richd. Harneage, dismissed.
Out Letters (Customs) XII, pp. 25, 26, 27.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to send Patrick Meyne to visit Jamaica, Barbados, and the Leeward Islands to make a survey there (as he did in Virginia and Maryland) both of the management of the Plantation Duty of 25 Car. II, c. 7, and of the Acts of Trade and Navigation and also of the Four and a Half per cent. duty in Barbados and the Leeward Islands : there being reason to fear that [the said managements in] said places are in an unsettled condition. Out Letters (Customs) XII, p. 25.
Same to same to alter the method of allowances upon damaged tobacco by deducting the damage out of the post entry instead of the present method of certificates and repayments, the old method having proved troublesome to the merchants and occasioned great clamour, the merchants being kept so long out of their allowance for damage which they conceive ought to be abated them out of their payment of Customs. Ibid, p. 27.
Same to same to make a deduction as follows upon rolled tobacco. The Customs Commissioners have been greatly pressed by the merchants of Bristol and London concerning a 5 per cent. deduction, which for some years has been made out of debentures upon the export of tobacco in roll in consideration of the liquors and other mixtures made use of in the working the same into roll ; the said merchants complaining of great hardship to them therein as also that the said manufacture of spining or rolling of tobacco (which employs many hundreds of poor people, men, women and children) was not only in great danger to be lost thereby and driven into other countries, but that such foreign manufacture stops the consumption of our Virginia tobacco, they [the foreign manufacturers] buying only some leaves thereof to cover and wrap over the tobacco of German growth : upon which representation the said Commissioners upon enquiry do find that there are principally two sorts of rolled tobacco, one that is bright and fair and made up with little moisture and the other very dark coloured and mixed with great quantity of syrops and other liquors ; of which the former doth rather abate than increase the weight by the making it into roll, the stalks (which are thrown out and which paid Custom at importation, as tobacco) being more considerable than the addition of weight made by the moisture or other materials ; whilst the other receives so great an addition of weight by the moisture added in working it up that notwithstanding that the stalks are thrown out it is considerably increased in weight : wherefore the said Commissioners propose (rather than hazard the loss of so advantageous and desirable a manufacture) that upon the brighter sort of roll there be no deduction or abatement made at exportation and that upon the darker sort the searchers continue to deduct the 5 per cent. as formerly. This proposal is hereby by the Treasury approved and directed to be performed. Ibid, p. 28.
Treasury reference to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands of the petition of Jasper Kingsman for renewal of the lease of the Hundred of Chafford at the old rent of 1l. 11s. 5½d. per an. and 10s. per an. de incremento. Reference Book VI, p. 63.
Same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of John Burgess of London, merchant, shewing that the ship Richard and John of Newcastle, William Thornton master, is arrived at Hull from Bordeaux laden upon Englishmen's account ; and praying for her to be admitted to entry. Ibid.
Same to same of the petition of Tho. Clinton, esq., for the place of Comptroller of Lynn Regis.
Francis Birkhead for a landwaiter's place, London port.
Ibid, pp. 63, 65.
Treasury order for the execution of a warrant of date June 28 last from the Earl of Dorset, Lord Chamberlain, to Sir Gilbert Talbot, Master of the Jewel House, to deliver all the plate received from the Duke of Beaufort, late Lord President of the Marches of Wales, to the Earl of Macclesfield, present holder of said office. Warrants not Relating to Money XIII, p. 38.
Treasury appointment of John Langwith, one of his Majesty's messengers in ordinary, to be messenger attending the Treasury : with all profits etc. hitherto enjoyed by himself or Richard Gregory or any other his predecessor therein. Ibid, p. 40.
Treasury warrant to the Clerk of the Pipe and all other officers of the Exchequer and Hanaper concerned for a discharge as follows to George FitzRoy. Duke of Northumberland. The said Duke was granted by Charles II 1673, June 2, the profits of the sealing of writs etc. in the King's Bench and Common Pleas under a rent of 569l. 10s. 0d. per an. and 50l. per an. increase for those of the King's Bench and 984l. 9s. 0d. and 50l. increase for those of these Common Pleas "and rendering the seventh penny of the said profits to such persons or officers to whom the same had been accustomably paid" : and by reason of the fact that the course and process of the said two Courts as to Hilary term last were altered and neither of the said Courts in all that term was kept and that from 1688-9, Jan. 23, to Feb. 12, all the writs sealed were only 551, whereof the fees were only 17l. 17s. 10d. (as appears by the oath of Thomas Waldron, who is employed under the said Duke in the receipt of the said profits) whereof the seventeenth [sic for seventh] part payable to the two Chief Justices amounted to 2l. 11s. 1d., thus leaving only 15l. 6s. 9d., "not near sufficient to pay the charge of the house in which the said office is kept" : therefore hereby the Duke is to be discharged of 413l. 8s. 6d., being the rents for said Hilary term under his abovesaid grant. Ibid, pp. 43-4.
July 3. [William Jephson] to the Auditor of the Receipt. On Mr. Harbord's lending 4,000l. [into the Exchequer] on the [credit of the] Poll you are to immediately issue the same to him on his orders for the service of the Forces for Ireland. Disposition Book VIII, p. 17.
Same to same to receive at the price of 4s. 9d. per dollar and piece of Eight such sums as Mr. Stephen Evance and Company will lend on the Poll Act, not exceeding 15,000l. in weighty pieces of eight and dollars. It is intended that they shall be issued at the same rate to Mr. Harbord for the service of the expedition against Ireland. Out Letters (General) XII, p. 55.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of John Chamberlaine for restoration to his place of riding surveyor in the West. (This reference is by a clerical slip dated June 3.)
Cesar Freeman for a landwaiter's place, London port, "or that he may be continued a coastwaiter."
John Bernard for a landwaiter's place, ibid.
Reference Book VI, p. 63.
July 4. Treasury warrant dormant to the Customs Cashier to pay the salary of 6l. 13s. 4d. per an. to Arnold Aram, gent., as customer of Gloucester port. Money Book X, p. 55.
Money order for 45l. 8s. 4d. to William Wardour, Clerk of the Pells, for one year to June 24 last, for attendance in vacations in that Office, as in lieu of 16l. 13s. 4d. per an. and 8l. 15s. 0d. per an. anciently paid to such officer by tally of assignment on the Customs. Order Book III, p. 18.
Same for 100l. to same for same year for attending the Treasury Lords for the despatch of the King's service. Ibid.
William Jephson to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 1,000l. to the Treasurer of the Navy for the service of Ireland. Disposition Book VIII, p. 16.
Same to the Excise Commissioners. After the 10th of this month you are to apply and pay 8,000l. a week [of Excise money] to satisfy the tallies struck on the Excise for repayment of loans made by the citizens [of London] in the name of the late Chamberlain [of said city]. You are to pay same in the respective order of their dates. Out Letters (General) XII, p. 56.
Treasury fiat for royal letters patent to institute Christopher Barret, gent., as searcher of Yarmouth port : to wit the office he now enjoys : to hold during pleasure. Out Letters (Customs) XII, p. 30.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of John Dodsworth for a landwaiter's place, London port. Reference Book VI, p. 63.
Treasury warrant to the King's Remembrancer for a commission to Sir William Williams, bart., and four others, named, to enquire as to the state and condition of St. James's Park.
Prefixing : articles of said enquiry (who is ranger and keeper and under what title he holds said office and who the other officers are, if any ; what stock of deer there ; what cows, bulls, horses, asses or goats have depastured there this summer and by whose order or connivance and whether any have been taken in for a weekly rent or other advantage ; what new paths or other defacements have been made ; what wastes committed on the young trees ; whether any persons be permitted to sell fruit, milk or other matters there, or to wash and dry their linen there and by whose connivance?).
Warrants not Relating to Money XIII, pp. 40-1.
Treasury order for the execution of a warrant, dated July [sic for June] 22 last, from the Earl of Dorset, Lord Chamberlain, to the Master of the Jewel House for the delivery to Christopher Hill, master of the Queen's barges, and to [the Queen's] 24 watermen of 25 badges of the style, ut supra, p. 133. Warrants not Relating to Money XIII, p. 41.
Same for same of a same, dated June 26 last, for the delivery to Charles, Earl of Wiltshire, Lord Chamberlain to the Queen, of 1,000 ounces of plate ; being the proportion usually delivered to the Queen's Lord Chamberlain. Ibid.
Same for same of a same, dated June 30, for the delivery to the Marquess of Winchester of 160 ounces of gilt plate as a gift from the King at the christening of his child. Ibid.
Same for same of a same, dated July 1 inst., for the delivery of four new silver trumpets for the King's Troop of Guards under Lord Overkirk, Master of the Horse to the King : "of the same fashion, quantity and proportion as the other of his Majesty's trumpets are of." Ibid, p. 42.
July 5. William Jephson to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue as follows out of any unappropriated money in the Exchequer, viz. : Disposition Book VIII, p. 18.
l.
to the Queen Dowager 1,500
to the Judges for Trinity term 3,000
to the Masters in Chancery 275
to Mr. Vyner, the goldsmith 1,000
to Mr. Fillingham et al. for the messengers that carried the [copies of the] Poll Act [into the country] 160
to the Chief Justice of Chester 125
to the Earl of Montagu for the Great Wardrobe 2,000
to the Treasurer of the Ordnance for the gunsmiths 2,000
Same to same to take any sums not exceeding 20,000l. from Stephen Evance and Company at the rates ut supra, p. 178 : to be issued to Mr. Harbord for Ireland, ut ibid. Out Letters (General) XII, p. 56.
The Treasury Lords to the [Assessment] Commissioners for the Poll in co. Gloucester (and similarly to those in co. Hereford). Your assessors have not discharged their duty in their respective divisions according to the Act. We recommend you to inform yourself how the persons chargeable ought to be rated and to see such rates set accordingly. Ibid, p. 57.
William Jephson to the Customs Commissioners to send an officer to Sir Paul Rycaut's house in Oxenden Street, near the Haymarket, to seal his goods for Hamburg, whither he goes as Resident. Ibid, p. 60.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to take only natives' duties for the wines imported in the Seven Stars of London, Arthur Moncreif master, from Languedoc, ut supra, p. 170 ; that is to say, "as if the said Arthur Moncreife had been born in England" : the case being reported similar to that of Roger Mowett, supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. VIII, p. 1525. Out Letters (Customs) XII, p. 29.
Same to same to employ Jonathan Greenfeild as surveyor of Cardiff port and to act for the Comptroller for his fees and 20l. per an. from the King : all loco Thomas Rymer, lately deceased.
Thomas Bunworth as waiter and searcher at Tenby in Milford port and to take care of the collieries loco Francis Smith, deceased.
Griffith Bowen (collector of Aberdovey, a member of Milford port) as collector of Padstow port loco Edward Mores, deceased.
Ibid, pp. 30, 31.
Treasury reference to same of the petition of Thomas Griffith for some place in the Customs ; he being forced to fly out of Ireland upon the disturbances there.
Richard Rawlinson for the place of Customs surveyor, waiter and searcher in the Isle of Man.
Thomas Wolstenholme for renewal of his grant as customer of Bridgwater : see supra, p. 89.
Reference Book VI, p. 64.
Same to same of the petition of Robert Le Plastrier, a French Protestant merchant in London, for delivery of a case of Alamode silk bought in France in April last, but arrived in Dover after the date of the Proclamation prohibiting French goods. Ibid.
Treasury approval of instructions as follow for the collectors of Hearthmoney.
Prefixing : said instructions as approved by Sir George Treby [Attorney General] June 2 last.
(1) Where the growing charge and arrears are not received, a full and clear reason to be entered in the book on a penalty on the collector, in each default of 6d. to the discoverer and a moiety of the charge to the person proving same. (2) The name and address of the landlord and of the last tenant to be returned for all empty houses. (3) No distraint to be made by collectors on persons receiving alms by reason of poverty though living in a house of his own worth above 20s. per an., provided there be no more than two chimneys in such house. (4) Any collector exacting money from or distraining a pauper is to lose his allowance and make good the distraint or exaction. (5) Any collector receiving more than four half year's duty or receiving penalties without a judgment of the Justices or not restoring the overplus on a distress is to make repayment and pay the value to the discoverer. (6) Any collector taking money without giving an acquittance shall pay the value to the discoverer. Every acquittance to contain the reference to the page and line of the collector's book : on a fine of 6d. for every default. No collector to collect by any other book or papers than those sent out by the [Hearthmoney] Office for the particular half year : and all books in the hands of any officer, constable or other person to be sent up to the Office. No collector to employ a constable to collect for him or to collect by a deputy on pain of forfeiting all his allowance. Every collector to inspect the precedent collector's receipts and if the arrears charged appear to be received by him then he is to surcharge him therewith, observing and entering the date of the acquittance against the charge of the arrear.
Warrants not Relating to Money XIII, pp. 42-3.
July 6. William Jephson to the Excise Commissioners to pay 1,500l. of Excise money to the Princess of Denmark in part of her quarter. Disposition Book VIII, p. 18.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to report on the enclosed memorial [missing] from Humphry Levermere concerning a French fly boat, laden with marble, some time since seized and brought into Topsham. Out Letters (General) XII, p. 57.
Same to the Excise Commissioners. Roger Mallock has applied for the collectorship of Excise for co. Devon. Have you decided anything as to that office? Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to permit the transport to the Hague of four chests of old household plate belonging to his Majesty's family [household] there ; said plate being in the Brill, Capt. Vandercollck, now in the Thames bound for Rotterdam.
Appending : papers relating thereto, viz. (1) bill of store ; (2) request, dated Whitehall, July 5, and signed Issac, for permission as above.
Ibid, pp. 57-8.
The Treasury Lords to the Lord Mayor of London. The King being sensible of the good affections of the citizens of London in the loan they made to him on his arrival here, has commanded that same be repaid by 8,000l. a week out of the Excise from July 10 inst. ut supra, p. 178. Please communicate this to the citizens concerned, so that they may know when and how they are to receive their principal and interest. We hope this will be an encouragement to the city to show their further affections to the Government by lending money upon the present taxes for the supply of the pressing occasions of the public service. Ibid, p. 58.
William Jephson to the Excise Commissioners to deliver, free of duty, the 30 casks of brandy brought into Chester from Ireland by Gilbert Delap, who is fled from Ireland in distress. Ibid, p. 60.
Treasury fiat for royal letters patent to constitute Nehemiah Williamson searcher of Carlisle port loco Sutton Oglethorpe, deceased : during pleasure and as amply etc. as the said Oglethorpe or Thomas Addison or any other predecessor therein. Out Letters (Customs) XII, p. 31.
Treasury order for leave of absence to Richard Goodlad, one of the five subsearchers of London port, to go to Bath for his health : on his petition for same. Reference Book VI, p. 64.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Richard Starkey for a coastwaiter's place, London port.
Charnock Heron for the place of clerk of the wood farm in the Custom House ; petitioner being eldest Captain in the Earl of Huntingdon's Regiment at the surrendering of Plymouth was made Major of Col. Beveridge's Regiment of Dragoons, which being disbanded, there is 350l. due to him for levy money and four months' pay to Jan. 1 last as Capt. of Foot.
John Coker for a landwaiter's place, London port.
Thomas Foxworthy, praying to be continued as surveyor of Falmouth port.
Daniel Hicks for a landwaiter's place, London port.
Charles Meredith for the collectorship of Liverpool as deputy to Mr. Meredith, who is customer of Chester and Liverpool.
Reference Book VI, pp. 64, 65, 68.
Same to same of the petition of Peter Brouwne, citizen and merchant of Rotterdam, shewing that he transported himself and family to London, under the King's protection, in the ship Hope, Cryn Thompson master, in order to follow his employment here ; and brought six cases of East India stuffs and linen, which with the ship were seized as prohibited goods, whereby petitioner is ruined if not relieved. Ibid, pp. 64-5.
Same to [Auditor] Robert Humphreys of the interest account, prefixed, of Thomax Fox for the 30,000l. which he lent as security for his office of Cashier of Customs upon the voluntary resignation of Richard Kent ; on 20,000l. part whereof he desires interest from Jan. 2 last the money being ready then, though not paid into the Exchequer until Mar. 7 and 8 last by reason of the delay of the great seal [of his appointment]. Ibid, p. 69.
July 8. Treasury warrant to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for taking in at the Exchequer any sum in loans on the credit of the 12d. Aid [1 William and Mary, c. 20] at 7 per cent. interest payable quarterly. King's Warrant Book XIV, p. 148.
Money warrant for 1,500l. to the Queen Dowager of England for last Lady day quarter on her 6,000l. annuity. Money Book X, p. 56.
Treasury warrant dormant to the Customs Cashier to pay the salary of 8l. per an. to Charles Ellesden as searcher in Poole port. Ibid, p. 57.
William Jephson to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 2,000l. to me [Jephson] for secret service. Disposition Book VIII, p. 19.
Same to the Customs Commissioners. My Lords have received information of the unfitness of Mr. Hodgson, collector of Liverpool port, and Mr. Lime and several other officers of that port. Inquire into this. Out Letters (General) XII, p. 59.
Treasury warrant to same to employ Henry Shalcross as a jerquer, London port loco John West, who is to be retired for age and infirmities : 50l. per an. to be allowed to said West out of Shalcross's salary or out of that of the junior jerquer at the next change among the jerquers. Out Letters (Customs) XII, p. 31.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Rose Peterman for the place of deputy searcher, London port. He is hereby recommended loco Moses Lowman, lately removed.
Charles Charnocke for the place of surveyor of the landwaiters [ibid.].
Reference Book VI, p. 65.
Same to the Victualling Commissioners of the petition of John Rawkins for the place of clerk of the bakehouse in the Victualling Office ; petitioner being forced out of Ireland. Ibid, p. 66.
July 9. Treasury warrant dormant to the Customs Cashier to pay the salary of 10l. 16s. 8d. per an. to William Fall as Comptroller of Plymouth port. Money Book X, p. 57
Same to same for the salary of 38l. per an. to Richard Anguish and Edmd. Anguish, junr., sons of Edmd. Anguish, as collectors of Yarmouth port.
In the margin : a later order, dated 1690, May 9, of confirmation hereof.
Ibid, p. 58.
Same to same for Richard Mathew's salary of 16l. 6s. 8d. per an. as customer of Cardiff port.
In the margin : order of confirmation, dated 1690, April 25, hereof.
Ibid, p. 59.
Money warrant for 40l. to John Lowe, gent., senior Deputy Chamberlain of the Receipt, for one year to June 24 last for locking up and delivering out his Majesty's treasure in the Receipt. (Money order dated July 10 hereon.) Ibid, p. 58. Order Book III, p. 20.
William Jephson to the Auditor of the Receipt to take from Stephen Evance and Company, at the rate of 4s. 9d. per dollar and piece of Eight, sums up to 40,000l. which they will lend to the King. Disposition Book VIII, p. 19.
Same to Serjt. Ryley to go to Hounslow Heath on Thursday to view the damages suffered by the Earl of Berkeley from the encampments there. Out Letters (General) XII, p. 59.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to report as to the money informed to be exported by several persons. Ibid, p. 60.
Treasury warrant to same to admit to entry the ship Civil Merchant, William Cotton master, bound from Genoa to Amsterdam, which put into Harwich and is there detained by the embargo with a lading of lemons which are perishing ; the seamen having combined together to arrest the ship for their wages. Out Letters (Customs) XII, p. 32.
Treasury order to same to observe an order of the King in Council, dated Whitehall, July 8 inst., continuing the present embargo on all ships within the several ports from Padstow to Carlisle and renewing the embargo on all coasters and coal traders in those ports ; and taking off the embargo from all ships within the other ports of England except from such ships within the rivers of Thames and Medway only, of less than 150 tons, to which no particular licences have been already granted. Ibid.
Treasury reference to same of the petition of Arthur Wells for some employment in the Customs.
John Phenney for a place under the head searcher, London port.
Israell Feilding for the place of searcher of Newcastle port.
William Potenger for a coastwaiter's place, London port.
Thomas Trenwith for a landwaiter's place, ibid.
Reference Book VI, p. 66.
Treasury reference to the auditor concerned of the petition of John Collins, shewing that Charles II granted to Sir Tho. Williams the office of Receiver of Crown Revenues in cos. Worcester, Hereford, Salop and Stafford in trust for petitioner's father, who being very ancient petitioner has many years officiated the place : therefore praying renewal of same to him. Reference Book VI, p. 66.
Same to the Navy Commissioners of the petition of Dame Izabel Wetwang, widow of Sir John Wetwang, praying payment of the 600l. due for her husband's half pay : for her present relief. Ibid.
Same to the Earl of Ranelagh and Mr. Blathwayte of the petition of Col. Ferdinando Hastings, praying that his regiment may be cleared from Nov. 1 [last] to May 1 [last] and the respites taken off : the said regiment being now in Scotland. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Hall of Henry Thornehill's proposal of sureties for his office of Receiver General [of Crown Revenues] for Kent, Surrey and Sussex : said sureties being Sir William Rooke of St. Lawrence, kt., Henry Thornehill of Olantigh, esq., William Brett of Kennington, gent. Ibid, p. 67.
Same to the Auditors of Imprests of the petition of Sir Denny Ashburnham, shewing that upon the account for the year ended 1674, Dec. 31, of him and partners as Victuallers of the Navy they were in surplusage 8,775l. 12s. 11½d. and upon account for the year ended 1677, Dec. 31, they were in debit 1,026l. 12s. 4½d., which being deducted from said surplusage left 7,749l. 0s. 7d. due to them, which was paid them in full, but the said remain of 1,026l. 12s. 4½d. cannot be discharged without a special Treasury warrant. Ibid.
Same to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands of the petition of Mich. Langdon for a lease of a tenement in Bradford, parcel of the Duchy of Cornwall. Ibid.
Same to same of the petition of William Cock for renewal of lease of a small tenement in Treverbyn Courtney, parcel of said Duchy. Ibid, p. 68.
Treasury order for the execution of a warrant of the Earl of Dorset, Lord Chamberlain, to the Master of the Jewel House for the delivery to the Earl of Portland, Groom of the Stole, of 1,000 ounces of white plate. Warrants not Relating to Money XIII, p. 45.
July 10. Royal warrant to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal for a grant to William Barrett of the office of one of the four messengers of the Receipt, during pleasure : with the usual fee of 4½d. a day, payable quarterly at the Receipt, and 24s. per an. for a livery, payable by the Master of the Great Wardrobe, and all the riding journeys "as well within the Receipt of our Exchequer as within our Chancery" which belong to his said office, and all other fees etc. of his said office : as amply as Ezechiel Wright or any other : a commission having lately been issued to enquire of certain misdemeanours and defaults by the said Four Messengers whereby it is found that the said four places are forfeit to the King.
The like severally for John Taylor loco Nathaniel Wright.
Joseph Richards loco Benjamin King.
William Wekett loco George Vincent.
King's Warrant Book XIV, p. 152.
Royal warrant to Tho. Neal, Master and Worker of the Mint, to employ George Bowers to prepare a master puncheon with the letters and charges for the half guineas and to make dies therewith for coining and to coin six pieces thereof [half guineas] for the King's approbation before any of them be made current. King's Warrant Book XIV, p. 153.
Royal sign manual for 25,000l. to William Jephson for secret service, without account. (Money warrant dated July 10 hereon.) (Money order dated July 13 hereon.) Ibid, p. 153. Money Book X, p. 160. Order Book III, p. 20.
Treasury warrant to the Receipt to take in loans on the 1s. Aid, delivering out tallies of loan and drawing orders of repayment forsame, to be registered in course. Money Book X, p. 59.
William Jephson to the Customs Commissioners to issue their deputation to Mr. Flory as collector of Lyme Regis. Out Letters (General) XII, p. 60.
Treasury order to same to observe an Order of the King in Council, dated Whitehall, July 8 inst., for the port officers to deliver to the Principal Commissioners for Prizes all ships and vessels in their custody with their furniture and ladings, which have been taken prize by any of his Majesty's ships of war ; and to forbear to take charge of or intermeddle with any prizes for the future : all by reason that an order of Council of April 26 last directed port officers to take charge of prize ships and goods till further order, but the Commissioners for Prizes have been since appointed and do desire the delivery to them of such prize ships and goods. Out Letters (Customs) XII, p. 33.
The like for the observation of an Order of the King in Council, dated Whitehall, July 8 inst., directing that all ships and vessels (except coasters) from whom the embargo is or shall be taken off do (before they shall receive their clearance or be permitted to sail) enter into bond not to go to Ireland or to any the dominions of the French King. Ibid.
July 11. William Jephson to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue as follows out of any unappropriated moneys in the Exchequer. Disposition Book VIII, pp. 19-20.
l. s. d.
to the Treasurer of the Ordnance for the Train for Ireland 2,000 0 0
to ditto for 100 additional horses for the Train 1,200 0 0
to ditto for the ordinary [of the Ordnance Office] 1,000 0 0
to the Treasurer of the Navy to pay off the Assistance 6,800 0 0
to ditto for tickets 1,000 0 0
to ditto for transport of Forces to Holland 1,000 0 0
to ditto for [the Navy's] weekly money 3,000 0 0
to ditto for the Victualling 4,000 0 0
to the Paymaster of the Works for the works at Kensington 500 0 0
to ditto [for ditto] at Hampton Court 1,000 0 0
to the Earl of Ranelagh for subsistence [for the Forces] 3,601 3 0
to ditto for levy money for Col. Hamilton's Regiment 420 0 0
to ditto to clear six Companies of that Regiment 941 9 4
to ditto for the Provost Marshal 84 17 4
to ditto for a conting[ency] war[rant] for Hodges' Regiment 65 16 6
to ditto for liveries for the Royal Regiment of Foot 500 0 0
to ditto to clear small pensions to Jan. 1 833 16
to ditto for the Dutch Troops 10,000 0 0
to me [Jephson] for secret service 1,200 0 0
to the Earl of Portland for the Privy Purse 500 0 0
to Mr. Harbord for the Forces for Ireland, for subsistence 3,076 8 0
to ditto for same, for 14 days' subsistence for the three French Regiments 1,073 11 0
to ditto for same, for like subsistence for the Duke of Schomberg's Regiment of Horse 560 0 0
to ditto for same, for a week's subsistence for his [Harbord's] own Troop 35 0 0
to ditto for same, for the Provost Marshal 15 0 0
to ditto for same, for a month's subsistence for the Duke of Bolton's two Regiments 1,431 8 0
to ditto for same, for three weeks' subsistence for [Sir George] St. George's Regiment from to-day to the 31st inst. 458 0 6
to ditto for same, to pay bills drawn from Bristol, Milford etc. 1,350 0 0
to ditto for same, to clear to July 1 nine Regiments marching for Ireland 11,903 4 0
to ditto for same, to clear the three French Regiments from May 31 [last] to July 1 2,011 14 0
to ditto for same, to clear his [Harbord's] own Troop of Horse to July 1 231 17 4
to the Earl of Portland for the [King's] Gardens in part of 2,000l. 500 0 0
£62,293 5
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Thomas Penington (a King's waiter, London port) for Thomas Folliot to be approved as his deputy.
John Phelipps for some place in the Excise or Customs, he being forced from Ireland and out of all employment.
Reference Book VI, p. 67.
July 12. Treasury warrant to the Customs Cashier to pay 30l. 3s. 4d. to John Langwith for half a year to June 24 last as messenger attending the Customs. (Treasury allowance of said Langwith's bill for 44l. 13s. 4d. for attendance on the Treasury Lords for three quarters to June 24 last.) Money Book X, pp. 60, 68.
Same dormant to same to pay the salaries of 52l. per an. to the following King's waiters in London port, viz. Edmund Hampden (loco Benj. Skinner), Thomas Penington (loco John Ward), Charles Tyrrell (loco Valentine Morley), William Richards (loco Thomas Raymond), Francis Boggest (loco Robt. Hughes), Thomas Edlyn (loco Hugh Bantock), Daniel Laurence (loco Rose Peterman), viz. from the date of their appointment ; and to pay their said predecessors what is due to them on the like salary up to the time of their dismissal. Ibid, p. 63.
Same to same to pay the salary of 83l. 6s. 8d. per an. to Charles Orchard as Customer of Exeter and 50l. per an. as same at Barnstaple. Ibid, p. 64.
Same to the Receipt for tallies on the Tenths for 106l. 5s. 0d. and 125l. to Elizabeth Hamilton for last June 24 quarter on the unassigned moiety of the annuity for her children and on the annuity for herself respectively. Ibid, p. 62.
Same for like tallies for 106l. 5s. 0d. to James Hamilton for same quarter on his assigned moiety of the above annuity. Ibid, p. 63.
Treasury allowance of the salary bill, detailed, of the Excise for last June 24 quarter : total, 4,729l. 16s. 0d. Ibid, pp. 64-6.
The like of the same quarter's salary bill, detailed, of the Hearthmoney : total, 570l. Ibid, p. 67.
Money warrant for 40l. to Lodowick Bray for one year to June 24 last on his pension. Ibid, p. 66.
Same for 100l. to William Levett for half a year to Christmas last on his same. Ibid, p. 67.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Cashier to pay 13l. 10s. 0d. to Henry Brabant for half a year to June 24 as customer, Newcastle port. Ibid, p. 69.
William Jephson to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue to William Harbord for the service of Ireland the 24,000l. lent into the Exchequer by Mr. Evance and Company. Disposition Book VIII, p. 20.
Same to same to issue as follows out of any unappropriated money in the Exchequer : Ibid, p. 21.
l. s. d.
to the Attorney General for half a year to June 24 40 13 4
to the Solicitor General for same time 35 0 0
to the Treasurer of the Chamber for the Maundy 207 15 0
o Mr. Vyner, the [King's] goldsmith 2,000 0 0
to the poor of St. Margaret's and King Charles I Hospital at Westminster 100 0 0
to the poor of St. Martin's 100 0 0
to Sir Paul Rycaut 273 0 0
to Visct. Dursley, Envoy to Spain 955 0 0
to Mr. Rose for his Majesty's diamond George 1,297 0 0
to Serjt. Ryley 50 3 9
to me [Jephson] for secret service 280 0 0
to the Treasurer of the Ordnance on the [Ordnance Office] ordinary 1,000 0 0
£6,338 12 1
William Jephson to Charles Tyrrell to repay to the Customs Cashier the June 24 quarter's salary which you have received as a King's waiter, London port. (Same to said Customs Cashier out of such returned money to pay what is due to Valentine Morley up to his dismissal as Tyrrell's predecessor ; and the remainder to said Tyrrell.) Disposition Book VIII, p. 22.
Treasury reference to An. Rowe of the petition of Sir Tho. Beaumont, bart., praying some recompense for the 400l. which he expended in raising a Regiment of Dragoons for the King's service at Exeter. Reference Book VI, p. 68.
Same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Deyer Colston for the place of surveyor of the sugars in London port loco Thomas Harvey, deceased.
Francis Davis for a coastwaiter's place [ibid.].
Ibid.
Same to Auditor Antho. Parsons of the petition of Symon Smith, proposing sureties for his place as Receiver of the [Crown] Land Revenues in Dorset and Somerset : said sureties being himself, William Smith of Old Windsor and Christo. Smith of Westminster. Ibid, p. 69.
July 13. Privy seal for 600l. per an. as ordinary to Philibertus Hervart, esq., as Resident with the city and republic of Geneva : the first quarter to be paid in advance : with the usual clause for allowance of his extraordinaries. King's Warrant Book XIV, p. 163.
Treasury warrant dormant [to the Customs Cashier] to pay the salary of 8l. per an. to Christopher Barrett as searcher of Yarmouth port.
In the margin : a later order, dated 1690-1, Jan. 21, of confirmation hereof.
Money Book X, p. 60.
Money warrant for 50l. 3s. 9d. to Philip Ryley for half a year to Christmas last on his fee as Serjeant at Arms attending the Treasury. Ibid, p. 61.
Same for 40l. 13s. 4d. to Sir George Treby for half a year to June 24 last on his fee as Attorney General.
35l. to John Somers, esq., for same as Solicitor General.
Ibid.
William Jephson to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 1,000l. to me [Jephson] for secret service. Disposition Book VIII, p. 21.
Same to same to issue 350l. to William Harbord to be paid to Mr. Shales for the pay of waggons that are going with biscuit to Chester. Ibid.
The Treasury Lords to the Agents for Taxes to send word to such Receivers General of Taxes as cannot procure sufficient returns [by bills] for the moneys received by them, to bring their moneys to the Exchequer at Westminster under a sufficient guard ; and tell them that the charges of such guard shall be defrayed by the King : according to your representation of the 11th inst. to us. Out Letters (General) XII, p. 60.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Thomas De la Riviere for a deputy searcher's place, London port, he having been instrumental in discovering the designs of the Earl of Arran. Petitioner is recommended by the King. Reference Book VI, p. 68.
Treasury order suspending Sir Edward Dering from his office of Receiver General of Crown Revenues in cos. Suffolk and Cambridge, he not having made up and prosecuted [the declaration of] his accounts as he ought. All sheriffs, bailiffs, collectors and tenants are hereby to make him no payments till further order. Warrants not Relating to Money XIII, p. 45.
Treasury warrant to Deputy Auditor Robert Humfreys for a particular of the stewardship of Melenydd, Gwerthrynean, Cwmdauddwr, Presteigne and Preston [Presteigne] lands, Knighton and Gladestry and of the boroughs of Knighton and Presteigne, co. Radnor, with a view to a grant thereof to Sir Rowland Gwynne.
Prefixing : said Humfreys' report on said Gwynne's petition, supra, p. 142, for same. Said office was granted to Lord Herbert (now Marquess of Worcester) 1682, Oct. 9, and to William, Marquess of Powys, 1688, April 7.
Ibid, p. 46.
July 15. Treasury dormant warrant to Thomas Fox to detain his own salary as Customs Cashier from time to time.
In the margin : a later order, dated 1690, Mar. 28, of confirmation hereof.
Money Book X, p. 68.
William Jephson to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 69l. to Nathan Wright, Ezekiell Wright, Benj. King and Geo. Vincent, late the four ordinary messengers attending the Exchequer : to be paid over to Walter Heyden, late deputy to them, for his attendance and riding charges, etc. Disposition Book VIII, p. 22.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Daniell Shewell for some employment in the Customs. Reference Book VI, p. 68.