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'Entry Book: August 1689, 1-15', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 9: 1689-1692 (1931), pp. 207-223. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=104780 Date accessed: 17 April 2014. Add to my bookshelf


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August 1689, 1-15

Date. Nature and Substance of the Entry. Reference.
Aug. 1. William Jephson to the Auditor of the Receipt to take in loans of 10,000l. from Mr. Hornby (in weighty pieces of eight at 4s. 9d. each and in guineas at 1l. 1s. 10d. each) and 15,700l. from Charles Duncombe (in guineas at the same price). The Treasury Lords will take care to have the money issued at the same rates. Disposition Book VIII, p. 28.
Same to same to issue 2,943l. 0s. 2½d. to Mr. Harbord for the service of Ireland : to be issued "out of the like sum which the said Mr. Harbord will lend on the Poll Act." Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to certify John Thompson's fitness for the place of deputy searcher London port. Out Letters (General) XII, p. 68.
Same to Mr. Bowles. The Treasury Lords will sit to-morrow afternoon. Ibid.
Same to the officers of Ordnance. My Lords have this day agreed with Sir Benj. Bathurst for saltpetre, ut supra, pp. 44-5 (the ship Loyal Merchant being here called the Royal Merchant). You are to receive said saltpetre from the East India Company accordingly and bring it into the King's stores. Ibid, p. 69.
Treasury fiat for royal letters patent to constitute Richard Evans as searcher of Milford port, during pleasure : to wit the office he now holds. Out Letters (Customs) XII, p. 42.
Treasury constitution of Lazarus Jones as a King's waiter, Bristol port, loco Edward Furlong. Out Letters (Customs) XII, p. 43.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to restore James Collins to his place as a landwaiter, Bristol port loco Richard Truby.
John Clark similarly to his place as surveyor, Shields port.
Ibid, p. 44.
Treasury reference to same of the petition of James Waynwright for a surveyor's place, London port, for his son. Reference Book VI, p. 74.
Same to the Auditor concerned of the petition of Thomas Bowdler for the place of Receiver of Crown Revenues in cos. Salop, Worcester, Stafford and Hereford. Ibid, p. 75.
Same to the like of the petition of Christopher Davies for the like office in cos. Cornwall, Devon and Exeter loco Sir William Godolphin, to whom petitioner has acted as deputy and who is willing to surrender to petitioner. Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Peter and Pierre Henriquez, Andrew Pencier, John Auriol, Daniel and Francois Gruber and William Eaton, English merchants, shewing that they directed their correspondents in France to buy them a considerable quantity of silks at a fair at Lyons long before the Proclamation for prohibiting trade with France and same were brought to Calais May 25 last : therefore pray liberty to import same. Ibid.
Aug. 2. William Jephson to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue to the Paymaster of the Works by way of advance the 1,812l. 5s. 5d. remaining in the Exchequer for him. The necessary warrant for this issue shall be sent as soon as passed. Disposition Book VIII, p. 28.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to send to Hampton Court part of Monsieur Zeulisteyne's goods, ut supra, p. 205. Out Letters (General) XII, p. 68.
Same to same for the Customs officers of Newcastle to permit William Middleton to inspect the entry book of coal shipments from said port to London so that the Bishop of London et al., Commissioners for rebuilding St. Paul's, may be satisfied whether the entries there and in the [Customs records] here [London] do agree : all at the request of said Bishop. Ibid, p. 69.
Same to the Earl of Montagu, Master of the Great Wardrobe, to issue to the upholsterers et al., ut supra, pp. 164-5, the 1,076l. 8s. 0d. and to Henry Bulstrode for hire of lodgings, ut ibid., the 31l. 5s. 0d. appointed supra, p. 204, to be issued to you for such purposes (making a total of 1,107l. 13s. 0d. in correction of the total of 1,093l. 15s. 0d. in the letter of June 21 last, supra, pp. 164-5). Ibid, p. 73.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to employ Col. William Parsons as a surveyor of the landwaiters, London port loco William Carter.
John Ward as a same ibid. loco Robert Piggott.
Out Letters (Customs) XII, p. 44.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Thomas Abraham for a landwaiter's place, London port. Reference Book VI, p. 75.
Money warrant for 1,500l. to the Queen Dowager for last June 24 quarter on her annuity. Money Book X, p. 77.
Same for 686l. 5s. 0d. to Tho. Felton and William Chiffinch for half a year to June 24 last on their fees etc. as Master of the Hawks. Ibid.
Aug. 3. William Jephson to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 2,000l. to me [Jephson] for secret service. Disposition Book VIII, p. 29.
Same to Mr. Coleing to lay before the King in Council the enclosed report [missing] from the Customs Commissioners on the petition of Thomas Ekins. Out Letters (General) XII, p. 69.
Treasury reference to the Navy Commissioners of the petition of the shipwrights of Deptford Yard for their wages ; they having received none since Michaelmas last. Reference Book VI, p. 75.
Same to same of the petition of the shipwrights at Woolwich Yard for their wages of which a whole year is due to June 24 last and they are in great distress. Ibid, p. 76.
Same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Capt. Edwd. Harris for the place of customer of Lynn Regis, he having served 23 years in the Prince of Denmark's Regiment, lately broke, and is now destitute with a wife and six young children.
Tho. Wood for a place as surveyor in Portsmouth port.
Ibid, p. 75.
Aug. 5. William Jephson to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue to the Earl of Montagu for the Great Wardrobe the 1,500l. which said Earl has procured Richd. Bealing to lend into the Exchequer. Disposition Book VIII, p. 29.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to send to the Queen's backstairs in Whitehall the goods brought over in the Mary yacht, Capt. Collins commander, from Holland for her. Out Letters (General) XII, p. 69.
Treasury order to same to observe an Order of the King in Council, dated Hampton Court, Aug. 1 inst., for taking off the embargo from all vessels employed in his Majesty's service or which shall be employed in transporting provisions, ammunition etc. for land or naval services and also from all English vessels whatsoever of under 30 tons burden. Out Letters (Customs) XII, p. 45.
Treasury warrant to same to employ Thomas Walsh (an extraordinary tidesman, London port) as a tidesman in fee loco Thomas Berriman, who declines same.
Edmond Thorold (a same, ibid.) as a same ibid. loco James Parker.
John Edwards as chief boatman in Deal port loco Henry Carter, dismissed.
Rowland Jackson as waiter and searcher at West Marshes in Carlisle port loco George Grahme, dismissed.
Ibid.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Chidly Brooke for the place of [Customs] collector of New York, vacant by the desertion of a Papist who was lately in it : petitioner having been employed 11 years in the revenue in Ireland.
Nathaniel Pender for the place of a deputy searcher, London port loco Mr. Duke, deceased.
Reference Book VI, pp. 75, 76.
Treasury fiat for royal letters patent to constitute John Needler as Comptroller of the Customs of wool, leather etc. in London port, during pleasure : being to wit the office he now holds. Warrants not Relating to Money XIII, p. 63.
Aug. 6. Money warrant for 70l. to Sir Roger Harsnet, serjeant at arms, for 140 days' attendance on the speaker of the House of Lords, viz. from the first sitting of the present Parliament to June 11 inst. (Money order dated Aug. 7 hereon.) Money Book X, p. 78. Order Book III, p. 23.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Cashier to pay 131l. to George, Marquess of Halifax, for 131 days to June 24 last on his salary [out of the Customs] as Lord Privy Seal : with dormant clause for said salary in future. Money Book X, p. 78.
Same dormant to same to pay the salary of 15l. per an. to Lazarus Jones as a King's waiter, Bristol port. Ibid, p. 79.
Money warrant for 29l. 15s. 0d. to the churchwardens of St. Botolphs, London, for 4¼ years to June 24 last on their perpetuity. Ibid.
William Jephson to the Auditor of the Receipt to take in 5,000l. from Mr. Foach in guineas at 1l. 1s. 10d. each, which he has proposed to lend at that rate ; which proposal my Lords have accepted of. Disposition Book VIII, p. 29.
Same to same to issue as follows out of unappropriated moneys in the Exchequer, viz. : Ibid, p. 30.
l. s. d.
to the Earl of Ranelagh for the Dutch Troops 10,000 0 0
to ditto towards clearing Lord Lumley's Troop of Guards 2,500 0 0
to ditto for a week's subsistence [of the Forces] 3,601 15 0
to ditto for clearing to May 1 the Troops that are going for Ireland 8,000 0 0
to the Treasurer of the Navy for the Victuallers 10,000 0 0
to ditto for [the Navy's] weekly money 3,000 0 0
to William Harbord to [re-]pay Mr. Evance the amount which he paid in pieces of eight at Chester to said Harbord's order 5,000 0 0
to ditto upon account (of which 1,000l. is to be issued in guineas at 1l. 1s. 10d. each) 14,000 0 0
to the Treasurer of the Ordnance on the [Ordnance Office] ordinary 1,000 0 0
to ditto to buy tents for the encampment 1,000 0 0
to ditto on account of stores 2,000 0 0
to ditto for the gunsmiths 2,000 0 0
£62,101 15 0
William Jephson to the Auditor of the Receipt to receive guineas at the above rate up to a total of 60,000l. in loans on any of the new Assessments. The Treasury Lords will take care that they be issued at the same rate. Disposition Book VIII, p. 30.
Same to Mr. Harbord to report on the enclosed papers [missing] concerning 65 ton of salmon left at Londonderry by Lord Mazarine [Visct. Massereene] to be made use of during the siege there : viz. whether the price of 15l. per ton be reasonable for same. Out Letters (General) XII, p. 72.
Same to the Auditors of Imprests to attend the Treasury Lords with the statement of the farthings account. Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to seal the goods of Monsieur Hervart, who is going as Resident with the Republic of Geneva. Ibid, p. 73.
Same to same. You have admitted deputies to patent officers without the approbation of the Treasury Lords. For the future you are not to do so. Send a list of all deputies you have so admitted. Ibid, p. 74.
Treasury reference to same of the petition of Richard Lowther, one of the customers of Newcastle, praying to be allowed a deputy. Reference Book VI, p. 76.
Same to John Birch, esq., of the petition of "several persons mentioned in a schedule annexed" [missing, being the names of] holders of assignments to a total of 4,252l. 14s. 7d. upon the late Disbanding Act, who pray for orders [for payment thereof] to be registered in course according to the direction of the said Act. Ibid.
Same to Auditor Aldworth of the petition of Joseph and Nathaniel Horneby for interest on 5,000l. from Jan. 5 last to July 5 last. Ibid, p. 80.
Treasury warrant to the Victualling Commissioners to appoint Henry Rowlandson to be clerk of the bakehouse loco Josiah Keeling. Warrants not Relating to Money XIII, p. 62.
Same to the Clerk of the Pipe for a grant to John Pottenger of the custody of all that part of the house of the Star Chamber which was lately enjoyed by him under a grant from James II. Ibid, p. 63.
[? Aug. 7.] Treasury order for the execution of a money order of Mar. 13 last for 30,000l. to Sir Peter Apsley, ut supra, p. 5, viz. as to 23,667l. 2s. 5½d. remaining unissued thereon.
Prefixing : statement of the issues already made on said order ; viz. 2,000l. on Mar. 20 last, 1,500l. on Mar. 28, 2,000l. on April 4 or 5,500l. in all.
Order Book III, p. 23.
Aug. 7. Same for same of the unsatisfied remainder of an order of 1688, July 31, for 407l. 4s. 7d. to John Walker, supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. VIII, pp. 2028-9.
Appending : a statement of the sums paid hereon (total, 257l. 4s. 7d.).
The like for an order of 1688, Dec. 3, for 252l. 10s. 6d. to same ut ibid, p. 2138.
Ibid, p. 24.
William Jephson to the Customs Commissioners to stop the ship Bull of Hamburg, Hendrinck Janse master, now in the Thames ; it having arms and ammunition on board, and pretended to be bound for Ostend. Out Letters (General) XII, p. 74.
Same to Mr. Coleing to lay (a) infra before the King in Council.
Appending : (a) report to the Treasury Lords from the Customs Commissioners on the petition of Peter and Pierre Henriquez et al. ut supra, p. 208, English merchants, being the King's naturalized subjects and traders to France. Petitioners' silk would have been brought over from Calais (under the liberty to import any goods thence before May 25 last) had not the French King at that time laid an embargo upon the English pacquet boats ; and the petitioners do now receive great detriment by a new imposition lately added by the French King of one livre per pound weight upon wrought silks, commencing from the 1st inst. The Custom of their goods if imported will be near 3,000l. We think it a fit case for relief. If granted, this relief should be expedited before the intended prohibition in Parliament takes place.
Ibid, pp. 74-5.
Same to same to lay before the King in Council the petition of John Vernon of Dublin, merchant, ut supra, p. 207, and the Customs Commissioners' report thereon ; said report proposing to permit petitioners to export the tobacco at Beaumaris and Milford for the service of the Fleet and Navy in Ireland notwithstanding the embargo. Ibid.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to permit the abovesaid Vernon et al. to import beef, drapery, ad valorem and vinegar, Customs free, being imported ut supra, p. 207. Out Letters (Customs) XII, p. 46.
Treasury reference to Sir Christopher Wren, Surveyor General of Works, of the bill of Mr. Smith, Knight Harbinger, for making ready Cleaveland House for the entertainment of the Dutch Ambassadors : being 109l. 12s. 6d. Reference Book VI, p. 76.
Same to Thomas Hall of the petition of Bevis Lloyd, proposing sureties for his office of Receiver General of Crown Revenues in South Wales ; said sureties being John Williams of Llangibby, co. Monmouth, and Chandois Lloyd of co. Monmouth. Ibid, p. 77.
[?] Same to same of the like petition of Robert Squibb, proposing as sureties, for his office of Receiver of First Fruits, himself in 5,000l., Samuel Langford of St. Margaret's, Westminster, Tho. Taylour of St. Giles in the Fields, Jasper English of St. Margaret's, Westminster, John Peters of the same and Arnold Squibb of St. Andrew, Holborn, in 200l. each ; total surety, 6,000l. Ibid.
Aug. 7. Same to the Attorney General of the petition of William Williams, shewing that by mesne conveyances the inheritance of the castle, lordship and town of Haverford West is vested in him under a fee farm rent of 105l. 2s. 11½d. per an. and several other rents amounting to 75l. 2s. 11½d. per an. ; that the Auditor for Wales keeps in charge for the Crown all the [remaining] rents and profits of the premises, which far exceed the said reserve rents, and he will not alter this charge or give petitioner any account of the contents and value of the premises and by misinformation several persons have obtained grants of particulars comprised therein to petitioner's injury [viz. such] as the stewardship of the lordship of Haverford West : therefore praying an examination hereof. Ibid, p. 78.
Treasury warrant to the Barons of the Exchequer to swear John Swaddell into the place of clerk of the Ordnance, forfeited by Sir Edward Sherburne's declaring himself a Roman Catholic and not taking the oath and declaration : said Swaddell having a reversionary grant thereof, dated 1673, May 6. Warrants not Relating to Money XIII, p. 64.
Same to the Clerk of the Pipe for a lease to Dame Mary Ashe of the ferry called Richmond Ferry for 28 years from 1692, Lady day, and in reversion of the leases to Sir Joseph Ashe and [after him] to Charles Osborne and John Knight [in trust for the Earl of Danby], which last named 99 years' lease is determinable on the death of Katherine, Queen Dowager. The present herein grant to be at the rent of 3l. 13s. 4d. per an. and fine of 20l.
Prefixing : (a) particular and ratal and Treasury warrant of 1687, June 2, all ut supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. VIII, p. 1389 ; (b) report, by W. Thursby, dated 1687, June 24, on a and proposing a grant as herein.
Ibid, pp. 64-7.
Same to the King's Remembrancer to take the sureties of Roger Whitley, junr., as Receiver General of Crown Revenues in North Wales and Chester, viz. himself, Roger Whitley, senr., of Peele, co. Chester, Thomas Whitley of Alrey, co. Flint, and Samuel Hughson of Calveley, co. Chester, in a joint bond of 6,000l. Ibid, p. 68.
William Jephson to the Attorney General to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Sir Scroop Howe, praying a grant of the King's moiety of such wrecks as shall be recovered by their invention on the Scotch coast under the 14 years' grant from the late King James under the privy seal of Scotland to Richard Pendarves et al., the King having been pleased to grant said petition. (Same to the Earl of Melville [Secretary of State for Scotland] to enter a caveat in his office that the premises be not granted to any other person whatsoever.) Out Letters (General) XII, p. 79.
Aug. 8. Privy seal for allowances as follow to William Harbord in his account as Commissary General, viz. from the time of the King's landing in the West part of England until his arrival at the Palace of St. James. In the said account, being of moneys received and paid within said time, Nov. 11 last to Dec. 15 last, by said Harbord or by George Bride, his deputy, Harbord voluntarily charges himself with receipts as follows, viz. 70l. received from Mr. Tipping, which he had from Mr. Coven, a collector of Excise for part of Devon and Somerset ; 304l. 15s. 3d. from Mr. Ferguson, which he had from the same collector ; 66l. 2s. 1d. from Anthony Row, which he had from the Excise within said Coven's collector's district, and 251l. 15s. 9½d. [which Row had] from the Excise Office at Exeter for the Excise of Hawtrey [Heavitree], Kenton, Topsham and Affington [Alfington] and 97l. similarly had [by Row] for the Excise in and about Exeter and 5l. 2s. 1d. [similarly had] for the Excise of coffee there ; 507l. 14s. 6d. received from Mr. Score, deputy collector of Customs there [Exeter] ; 244l. 2s. 0d. received from said Mr. Coven ; 250l. received from Mr. Yorke, a servant to Lord Waldegrave, late Lord Lieutenant of co. Somerset, in part of 500l. trophy money in his hands raised in that county ; 250l. received from William Trenchard, which was lent to the King by three clothiers of Wiltshire ; 18l. 12s. 8d. received from John Payn, brewer at Salisbury ; 24l. 6s. 11½d. received from Francis Mercer, another brewer there ; 15l. 0s. 10¼d. received from Mr. Gardner, a brewer there ; 5l. 10s. 0¼d. received from James Ely, a brewer there ; 46l. 11s. 0d. received from Mr. Waterman, postmaster there ; 18l. 4s. 1¾d. received from William Penny, a brewer there ; 92l. 10s. 3d. received from divers persons at Newbury for Excise in co. Berks ; 34l. 1s. 1d. received from Mr. Pinkney for Excise at Wilton and other places near Salisbury : amounting in all to 2,297l. 8s. 8½d. In discharge thereof Harbord craves allowance of sums expended as follows pursuant to directions of the King, viz 3l. 4s. 6d. paid for grinding of wheat at Exeter, which was bought for the use of the Army there ; 1s. 6d. to a messenger sent into the country to enquire after horses ; 2s. to two soldiers sent to certain bakers commanded to bake bread for the Army ; 384l. 9s. 6d. to sundry bakers for 30,758 loaves of bread at 3d. per loaf, which were delivered to the Army at Exeter ; 252l. 10s. 4d. to certain butchers there for 30,304lbs. of beef at 2d. per lb. ; 3l. 10s. 0d. to certain shoemakers for 20 pairs of shoes at 3s. 6d. per pair ; 11s. to a messenger for carrying warrants into the country to summon in certain officers of the Excise ; 7l. each to John Blake, John Smith, Robert Thirndall and Anthony Walkers, gaugers and collectors of Excise about Exeter, for salary ; 2l. to certain Dragoons that were commanded to attend the Excise officers ; 1s. for parchment for several Commissioners ; 3s. 6d. for a pattern pair of shoes ; 27l. 10s. 0d. to Monsieur Vander Mill, Major of Artillery ; 2s. for carrying 100l. in money from Exeter to Honiton ; 86l. 17s. 0d. to several bakers at Honiton for 6,948 loaves baked for the Army ; 9l. 18s. 0d. for baking rye bread at Exeter of the rye which was brought out of Holland ; 15s. to certain Dragoons who accompanied the Excise officers where people refused to pay it and for guarding of money ; 20l. to Sir Robert Peyton at Crewkerne to supply his immediate wants ; 20l. to Capt. Wingfeild at Sherborne "towards relief of the Troops which came to us, particularly those of Lord Churchill's Regiment as appears by his [said Lord's] acquittance" ; 4s. 6d. to the Dragoons there for pressing waggons and carts in the country ; 1l. to the Dragoons who brought Mr. York to Wincanton and carried money to Henley ; 200l. to Capt. Bedford for subsistence money for those soldiers of Major-General Kirke's and Col. Trelawney's Regiments who came over ; 400l. to Capt. Pownatt for subsistence money for Lord Churchill's Regiment ; 3s. to a messenger at Salisbury who was sent out to press carts and waggons ; 3l. to Samuel Bone, an Excise officer at Salisbury, for salary ; 1l. to a messenger sent to seize a considerable quantity of meal sent down the Thames ; 56l. 8s. 0d. for 282 pairs of shoes at 4s. the pair at Salisbury, which were distributed among the soldiers ; 12l. 5s. 0d. for 70 pair more at 3s. 6d. the pair ; 75l. 8s. 6d. for 9,051 loaves of bread at 2d. the loaf ; 1l. 7s. 6d. to Antho. Smith, being so much left unpaid by the Dutch soldiers ; 1l. 1s. 6d. to a messenger sent to summon in the officers of Excise ; 10s. to a messenger at Hungerford sent to press carts and waggons ; 1s. for parchment for commissions ; 3l. for the hire of carriages with meal from Salisbury to Newbury ; 2s. 6d. for bringing Excise money from Newbury to Wallingford ; 7l. to ten Dragoons and two Serjeants for a week's pay to attend the pressing of waggons, carts etc. ; 29l. 6s. 10d. paid at Newbury for 3,521 loaves of bread delivered to the soldiers by direction of Count Solmes ; 6l. 5s. 0d. to Mr. Bradwell, Excise officer at Newbury, for salary ; 22l. 8s. 0d. paid at Wallingford for 112 pairs of shoes at 4s. a pair, which were brought thither from Salisbury ; 20s. for two carts for bringing meal from Salisbury to Wallingford ; 2l. 10s. 0d. paid at Wallingford for the relief and diet of the prisoners taken at Reading ; 12l. 17s. 8d. paid there for 1,237 loaves of bread at 2½d. per loaf ; 11l. 4s. 0d. to Mr. Pinkney, Excise officer at Salisbury, who brought his collection [receipts] to Wallingford, for salary to him and other collectors ; 200l. to Capt. Langston for the subsistence of Col. Langston's Regiment ; 2l. 7s. 6d. for 285 loaves baked at Henley and delivered to the soldiers there by order of Count Solmes ; 2l. 16s. 0d. for baking 1,418 loaves at Windsor of the meal which was taken at Salisbury ; 3l. for six teams or carriages from Wallingford to Windsor for the Army ; 20s. for bringing 1,000 loaves of bread from Wallingford to Windsor by water ; 1l. 5s. 0d. for three teams from Windsor to London ; 10s. 6d. to the Dragoons for pressing teams at Windsor and guarding the money to London : all which sums amount to 1,899l. 17s. 4d.
It is hereby the King's pleasure that the said items of payments be allowed, as they are sworn to by said Bride, "although by reason of the nature and urgency of our service in the expenditure of the said moneys such formal warrants, receipts or other vouchers as by the strict rules and course of our Exchequer are or might be requisite were not had or obtained or cannot be produced."
Further hereby 60l. is to be allowed to said Harbord for his charges in passing this account.
Further, the said Harbord as now Paymaster General of the Forces designed for the reducing of Ireland has, pursuant to the King's directions, paid (out of moneys issued to him for that service) 44,265 guilders (or 4,195l. 14s. 8d. sterling) for 5,000 musquets and 220,000 flints, all bought in Holland for the use of the Forces so designed for Ireland (as by an account thereof attested by Robert Foreman) ; 30l. each to Monsieur Dompiere, Monsieur Mainollier de la Baute [and another] and 20l. to Monsieur Fauchiamber or 110l. in all, being four [sic] French officers sent by order of the Duke of Schonberg to Londonderry ; 100l. to Col. Trelawney for his journey to Chester to view the Regiments designed for Ireland and to take care of their embarking ; 19l. to Capt. Wynne for carriage of arms from London to Chester ; 20l. to Mr. Luke King for going to Chester and Liverpool to muster the Forces sent to Londonderry ; 20l. to Thomas Smith, messenger, for going to Chester to take care of 11,624l. sent thither for the King's service ; 38l. 10s. 0d. for a guard for the said money to Chester ; 20l. to Joseph Bennett, who came express from Londonderry with an account of the condition of that place ; 50l. to David Carnes, who went express several times between London and Londonderry ; 100l. to Mris. Walker, wife of Mr. Walker, one of the commanders in Londonderry, for her relief ; 100l. to Mris. Baker, wife of Lieut. Baker, one of the commanders there, for her relief ; 20l. to Robert Galbrath sent express to Glasgow in Scotland to despatch provisions to Londonderry ; 5,000l. to Major-General Kirke to be by him carried to Londonderry. All the said sums amounting to 9,793l. 4s. 8d. are hereby to be allowed in the next account of said Harbord of his receipts and payments for the said Irish service, although vouchers etc. as above are not producable for same. And all such payments for the said service as he shall hereafter make by direction of the royal sign manual are hereby to be allowed him similarly in account. (Royal warrant dated July 2 for said privy seal.)
King's Warrant Book XIV, pp. 164-9.
William Jephson to the Auditor of the Receipt. Visct. Newport has undertaken that 30,000l. shall be lent into the Exchequer on the present Aid, viz. by his lordship's procurement by or in the name of Peter Percivall, gent. As this money comes in it is to be issued as follows, viz. 23,667l. 2s. 5½d. to Sir Peter Apsley, late Cofferer of the Household, for discharging the arrears due to the Household at Christmas last and 6,332l. 17s. 6½d. to said Visct. Newport as present Cofferer for carrying on the present expense of the Household. Disposition Book VIII, p. 31.
Same to same to issue as follows out of unappropriated moneys in the Exchequer, viz. : Ibid.
l.
to Thomas Lloyd [Paymaster of the Works] for the works at Kensington 500
to ditto for the works at Hampton Court 500
to the Privy Purse 500
to me [Jephson] for secret service 725
to the Duke of Northumberland 750
to the Earl of Portland for the gardens 1,000
£3,975
Same to the Excise Commissioners to pay out of the Excise 1,500l. to the Queen Dowager and 1,500l. to the Princess of Denmark in part of their last June 24 quarter. Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to defend Mr. Jennings, one of the landsurveyors, concerning his seizure of some prohibited goods found by him at the opening of Monsieur Zeulistein's goods which came from Holland in the ship Katherine. Out Letters (General) XII, p. 75.
Same to same to take bond of the ship Rose of Hamburg, John Sanson master, which pretends to go for Bruges ; and of the Rose, Matthew Burchiner master, which pretends to be bound for Rotterdam. Both are to give security not to go for France. Ibid, p. 76.
William Jephson to Sir Christopher Wren to deliver to Col. Richard Norton for the use of the inhabitants of Alsford [Alresford] the small scaffolding, value 40l., which belonged to Winchester House and was laid up and may be spared : same to be for erecting sheds to keep up the market there and to shelter themselves from ill weather [in their distress from the fire there]. Out Letters (General) XII, p. 76.
Treasury reference to the Earl of Ranelagh and William Harbord of the proposal for a comptrol upon the Commissary General of Provisions. Reference Book VI, p. 76.
Same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of John Lovet for liberty to send to Holland 606 raw hides which before the troubles in Ireland he bought, designing them for Holland, but was forced [by said troubles] to send them hither. Ibid, p. 77.
Same to William Lowndes of the petition of Edward Richbell and Lawrence Stanyon, [two of the] late Farmers of the Revenue in Ireland ; shewing that upon making up their accounts with the Earl of Clarendon several of their demands [of defalcations] were left for the King's direction, but for form's sake [they] were directed to pass their accounts in Ireland and had letters in November last in order thereto, but cannot proceed by reason of the troubles there : therefore praying that their accounts may be adjusted here [in England] and the process against them be taken off.
Appending : a particular of the heads of their cravings.
Ibid, p. 79.
Aug. 9. Royal warrant, dated Hampton Court, to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal to constitute James Herbert as Receiver General of all the moneys payable to the Crown upon the sale of prize ships, their furniture, goods etc., during pleasure, with the salary of 400l. per an. from June 1 last : all with a view to bringing to a just account the said moneys. King's Warrant Book XIV, pp. 182-3.
Same to same for a same for a grant to Christopher Davies, gent., of the office of Receiver General of Grown Revenues in cos. Cornwall, Devon and Exeter, during pleasure, loco Sir William Godolphin, who by deed dated July 29 last has surrendered his life grant dated 1667, May 22, of said office. Ibid, p. 183.
Same to same for a same to grant to William Bache the office of chief smith of black and other ironworks in all the King's houses except St. James's : during pleasure. Ibid, p. 184.
Same to same for a same for William Ireland to be chief glazier of all the King's buildings, during pleasure : with the fee of 12d. a day and 24s. per an. for a livery ; being to wit the office he now holds. Ibid, p. 192.
Same to same for a same to grant to Mathew Banks the office of chief carpenter of the Works with the fee of 12d. a day : being to wit ut supra. Ibid, pp. 192-3.
Same to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for 20,000l. to Francis Child, esq., the King's jeweller, for jewels furnished or to be from time to time furnished for the King's service by warrant of the Chamberlain or Vice-Chamberlain of the Household. Ibid, p. 193.
Money warrant for 88,000l. to William Harbord as imprest for the pay of the Forces designed for Ireland : to complete 400,000l. ordered for that service. (Money order dated Aug. 10 hereon.) Money Book X, p. 79. Order Book III, p. 25.
William Jephson to the Customs Commissioners to examine the alleged unfitness of Geroge Sandford, tidesurveyor, Exeter port, and Randolph Floyer, landwaiter, and the fitness of Thomas Moore and James Fullwood to succeed them respectively. Out Letters (General) XII, p. 76.
Same to same to send an officer to Lady Sunderland's lodgings in Leicester Fields to visit her goods in order to their transport to Holland. Ibid.
Aug. 10. [Same] to the Auditor of the Receipt. Mr. Harbord has agreed to lend 7,000l. into the Exchequer on the 1s. Aid. It is to be issued to him for the service of the Forces designed for Ireland. Disposition Book VIII, p. 32.
Same to Sir Henry Fane, Sir Henry Ashurst, Sir Humphry Edwin, Mr. Franckland and Mr. Danvers [Excise Commissioners]. The Treasury Lords have considered your objections of the 6th inst. to their order of July 16, supra, p. 190, concerning your salaries. Deductions of this kind have not been disputed in other like cases. They think such payment should be made to Sir Denny Ashburnham, Sir John Freind, Dr. Davenant and Mr. Horneby as ordered. If you do not acquiesce in my Lords' determination they will move the King in the matter. Out Letters (General) XII, p. 77.
The Treasury Lords to the Poll Commissioners in co. Anglesea to the like effect as to those in co. Gloucester, supra, p. 179. Ibid.
William Jephson to the Customs Commissioners, acquainting them with the terms of the bargain for 500 tons of saltpetre from Sir Benjamin Bathurst [for the East India Company], supra, pp. 44-5, 207. See the terms thereof carried out as far as relates to the Customs on the said Company's imports. Ibid, pp. 77-8.
Same to James St. John, Receiver of the Poll in cos. Cambridge, Northampton and Oxford, to pay 7,000l. of his receipts to William Harbord at Northampton for the service of the Forces designed for Ireland. On your sending to the Agents for Taxes Harbord's bill for this the value shall be immediately paid into the Exchequer on your account as Receiver. Ibid, p. 78.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to employ Edmund Allyn as a landwaiter, London port loco Moses Lowman, removed to be a landsurveyor ibid. Out Letters (Customs) XII, p. 46.
Treasury order to same to observe an order of the King in Council, dated Hampton Court, Aug. 8 inst., to permit the landing of 20 tons of saltpetre from the ships Crowned Hope, Stephen Schadt master, and Susan, John Keegle master, bound for Hamburg ; and then, but not before, to suffer said Phips to proceed on their voyage. Ibid.
Treasury order to the Customs Commissioners to observe a like order in Council, dated Aug. 8 inst., to permit John Vernon, late of Dublin, merchant, to ship 20 hogsheads of tobacco now in Beaumaris and 20 hogsheads in Milford to Ireland for the service of the Fleet and Army there, notwithstanding the embargo. Out Letters (Customs) XII, p. 47.
Treasury reference to same of the petition of Robt. Bampton for delivery of some point and Flanders lace imported for the Queen's use, which has been seized. Reference Book VI, p. 78.
Aug. 12. Money warrant for 750l. to George, Duke of Northumberland, for last Lady day quarter on his pension. Money Book X, p. 80.
William Jephson to the Customs Commissioners to permit Gilbert Eagle to transport 20 of the King's horses into Holland, Customs free ; they being a present to the Duke of Brandenburg and Prince Waldeck. Out Letters (General) XII, p. 78.
The Treasury Lords to the Commissioners for examining the Army, forwarding the petition [missing] of the 19 gentlemen late of the Second Troop of Guards and the Earl of Ranelagh's report thereon. It is the King's pleasure that if any of them are fit for service they should be mounted again and the rest be provided for [by half pay]. Ibid.
Treasury reference to the Excise Commissioners of the petition of Joseph Boson for the place of collector of Excise, co. Cornwall. Reference Book VI, p. 78.
Same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Stephen Everett for a tidesman's place, London port.
Fairfax Overton for the place of jerquer, ibid.
Ibid, pp. 78, 80.
Aug. 13. Treasury warrant to the Customs Cashier to pay 100l. to the Mayor etc. of Berwick for the year ended Michaelmas last for repair of the bridge there. Money Book X, p. 80.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to employ Lodowick Jackson (who has gone through some considerable offices in the Revenue in Ireland) as collector of Weymouth port loco Johannes Jones, who is removed to be collector of Lyme port.
Johannes Jones as collector of Lyme port, ut supra.
George Pley as riding surveyor on the coast of Dorset, with 60l. per an. for himself and horse, "which is now paid to Edward Mable."
Out Letters (Customs) XII, pp. 47, 48.
Treasury reference to same of the petition of William Broughton and Hum. Simpson of London, merchants, for licence to import 12,000 beaver skins from Antwerp in Brabant. Reference Book VI, p. 79.
Same to William Harbord, Surveyor General of Crown Lands, of the petition of William Killigrew for a lease of a piece of waste ground behind the shed lately built for the cannon and carriages in the Old Spring Gardens. Ibid, p. 80.
Same to same of the petition of Henry, Lord Grey of Ruthyn, for a grant of a piece of ground adjacent to his garden in St. James's Park, 134 feet by 112 feet ; the King having promised him same. Ibid.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of John Birch for delivery of 100 dozen of sword blades which he shipped from Rotterdam in 1688, but were seized, same being the greatest part of his estate, for the support of himself and family. Reference Book VI, p. 79.
Aug. 14. Royal warrant, dated Hampton Court, to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for 5,876l. 7s. 6d. per an. to Henry de Nassau, Master of the Horse, for the Stables, without account : the first year's sum to be advanced as for the year beginning Jan. 1 last : which said yearly sum is intended for providing saddles, housings, holster caps etc. for the King and equipage ; and for the Master of the Horse all sorts of saddles, bridles etc. for the King's coursers, hunters, pads, coach horses and bottle horses ; and for a store for the King's saddler's office ; for payment of divers tradesmen ; for daily reparations ; liveries for the King's [stable] servants ; hiring of stage coach horses and other contingencies of the Stables. King's Warrant Book XIV, p. 195.
Same to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal for a grant to Nathaniel Booth, junr., of Grays Inn, of the office of Surveyor of the Greenwax loco Adam Colclough ; with the salary of 250l. per an. payable out of the said revenue by the sheriffs or other receivers thereof : he to see that the lords of liberties have no greater allowances than they ought, that sheriffs duly levy what they have in charge, that the officers of the Courts of Justice duly estreat the King's profits and to discover to the Judges of the Courts such abuses as he shall find. Ibid.
Royal constitution and appointment of William Robinson and Israel Feilding to be Comptroller or Comptrollers General of all provisions and necessaries for the Forces designed for reducing Ireland ; to inspect the rates, prices and goodness thereof and the accounts thereof. Ibid, p. 196.
Royal warrant to Frederick, Duke of Schonberg, Captain General and Commander in Chief of the Forces, to direct the Paymaster General of the Forces to deliver to the abovesaid Robinson and Feilding an account of the moneys already paid to John Shales, Commissary General of Provisions, or to any other for provisions etc. for the said Forces for Ireland : and to take care in future that no money be paid to such Commissary until the warrant or order for same be entered with the said Comptrollers and that all contracts for provisions be hereafter approved and signed by them : and to direct such Commissary General to give them an account of all the payments made by him for provisions from the beginning. The said Comptrollers to have power to enter the storehouses and view the provisions : and every month the Commissary to make returns to them of their receipts and issues, so that the said Comptrollers may give you abstracts thereof : and every three months the Comptrollers to make up a general account of all payments, issues and remains of money and provisions : and in order thereto the Commissary is to produce to the Comptrollers all vouchers relating to the said account : and the Comptrollers are to deliver one copy of the said account to you and the other to the Treasury Lords. Ibid, pp. 196-7.
Royal warrant to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal to grant to Robert Russell, esq., the office of Clerk of the Pipe ("Engrosser of the Great Roll and Clerk of the Pipe in our Exchequer and the office of making, writing and engrossing all leases, indentures and letters patent of demises or grants by us to be made which are to pass under our Exchequer seal and the making, drawing, writing and engrossing of all the paper books and transcripts of leases which pass under the great seal" etc., etc.) : all during pleasure. King's Warrant Book XIV, pp. 197-8.
William Jephson to the Auditor of the Receipt. The Earl of Montague has lent [or procured to be lent] 1,500l. into the Exchequer on the 1s. Aid. You are to issue same to him for the service of the Great Wardrobe. Disposition Book VIII, p. 32.
Same to the Earl of Ranelagh to report on (a) infra.
Appending : (a) petition from Dr. George Fairclough for 44l. 4s. 0d. due to him for chest money as surgeon to Col. Herbert's Regiment of Foot "and that his pay may be augmented to 6s. 8d. per diem, as hath been usual upon all expeditions, he being obliged to keep both horse and arms."
Out Letters (General) XII, p. 79.
Treasury reference to [Deputy Auditor] Robert Humfreys of the memorial of the Duke of Somerset, shewing that there is a rent of 80l. per an. payable to him in right of his Duchess out of the Castle and lordship of Tallaugharne, co. Carmarthen, on which the rent for the year 1687 is unpaid by reason that Mr. Lloyd, the then Receiver, is removed and Mr. Nash, the present Receiver, cannot pay same without a special warrant. Reference Book VI, p. 80.
Same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Daniell Davey for a tidesman's place, Exeter port. Ibid, p. 82.
Same to same of the petition of Edward Warren for a landwaiter's place, London port. Ibid, p. 80.
Aug. 15. Privy seal for 500l. as equipage and 5l. a day as ordinary to Thomas Coxe, esq., as Envoy to the Swiss Cantons : the first quarter's ordinary to be advanced : together with the usual clause for allowance of his extraordinaries. King's Warrant Book XIV, p. 194.
Money warrant for 1,200l. to the late Treasury Lords (Lord Godolphin, Sir John Ernle and Sir Stephen Fox) for last Lady day quarter's salaries. (Money order dated Aug. 16 hereon.) Money Book X, p. 81. Order Book III, p. 25.
Same for 2,000l. to the present same (Earl of Monmouth, Lord Delamere, Lord Godolphin, Sir Henry Capell and Richard Hampden) for last June 24 quarter's salaries. (Money order dated Aug. 16 hereon.) Money Book X, p. 81. Order Book III, p. 25.
Same for 364l. to George, Marquess of Halifax, for same quarter's allowance in lieu of diet as Lord Privy Seal. (Money order dated Aug. 16 hereon.) Money Book X, p. 81. Order Book III, p. 26.
Same for 955l. to Thomas Coxe, 500l. thereof for equipage and 455l. for one quarter's advance of ordinary as Envoy to the Swiss Cantons. (Money order dated Aug. 16 hereon.) Money Book X, p. 82. Order Book III, p. 26.
Money warrant for 100l. each to Brook Bridges and Tho. Done for 1½ years to Lady day last on their fee of 100 marks per an. as Auditors of Imprests. Money Book X, p. 82.
Same for 1,125l. to the Commissioners of the Great Seal (Sir John Maynard, Sir Anth. Keck and Sir William Rawlinson) for last June 24 quarter on their annuity or pension. (Money order dated Aug. 27 hereon.) Ibid, p. 83. Order Book III, p. 27.
William Jephson to Mr. Fox, Customs Cashier, to pay a further 2,000l. towards the last June 24 quarter's salaries of the Customs officers [London port]. Disposition Book VIII, p. 32.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue as follows out of unappropriated moneys in the Exchequer, viz. : Ibid, p. 33.
l. s. d.
to the Earl of Ranelagh for Dutch Troops 10,000 0 0
to ditto more 13,237 19 10
to ditto towards clearing Col. Godfrey's Regiment to May 1 2,000 0 0
to the Treasurer of the Navy for the Victuallers 20,000 0 0
to ditto for [the Navy's] weekly money 10,000 0 0
to ditto for tickets 2,000 0 0
to ditto for transportations to Holland 2,000 0 0
to the Treasurer of the Ordnance [on the Ordnance Office] ordinary 1,000 0 0
to ditto for works at Hull 2,000 0 0
to ditto for works at Berwick 600 0 0
to William Harbord for the service of Ireland ; to be issued to him in foreign coins and guineas at 1l. 1s. 10d. each 35,000 0 0
to the Paymaster of the Works for the works at Kensington and Hampton Court 1,000 0 0
to the Privy Purse 500 0 0
to me [Jephson] for secret service 3,373 19 0
to the Treasury Lords for salary 2,000 0 0
to the Lord President of the Privy Council 535 5 0
to the Lord Privy Seal 364 0 0
to the Commissioners of the Great Seal 1,630 9 6
to the Treasurer of the Chamber for the housekeeper at Windsor 131 0 0
to the late Treasury Lords for salary 1,200 0 0
Same to Mr. Harbord, out of moneys for the service of the Forces for Ireland, to pay the bill for 376l. 16s. 6d. drawn Aug. 1 inst. by John Shales, Commissary General, payable to John Forster, collector of Customs at Lancaster, for value received by said Shales July 15 last : being for buying oats, cask etc. in Lancaster for the said Forces. Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to report on William Ouldham's petition, appended, for a landwaiter's place, London. Out Letters (General) XII, p. 80.
Treasury fiat for royal letters patent to constitute Ingilby Daniell, esq., as searcher of Hull port loco Nicholas Booker. Out Letters (Customs) XII, p. 48.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to permit John Lovet, who lately fled from Ireland in distress, to transport 606 raw hides to Holland. Ibid, p. 49.
Treasury reference to same of the petition of Jane Potter for restoration of some lace seized at her house by Symon Young, Henry Sambitch and Edward Euston, three Customs officers ; she having paid Customs on same. Reference Book VI, p. 81.
Same to the Excise Commissioners of the petition of John Willmote, master of the Popley frigate, in behalf of several English merchants ; shewing that upon his Majesty's informing the merchants that there was like to be a rupture in France those merchants that lived abroad there and had not their effects in the hithermost parts of France did upon their first intelligence procure two ships, the Freindley Merchant and the Popley frigate, to bring their effects from Marseilles to London ; that the Freindly Merchant, adventuring home without a convoy, was blown up by a French man of war ; and that petitioner, staying for a convoy, did not gain the Channel till July 23 last, and on the 24th made the best of his way to the Downs : that the collector of Excise refuses to admit the brandy he has on board to be taken up unless the new duty of 2s. per gallon be paid, which, together with the freight, makes full 50l. per tun, which is more than the goods will yield by 6l. per tun. Therefore prays that the brandy may be taken up on paying the same duty as before the said Act [for the Additional Excise, 1 William and Mary, c. 24] passed. Ibid.
Same to same of the petition of John Starkey, junr., for the place of collector of the Petty Customs [London port] loco Simon Moss, who is aged and whose patent is void, being only during pleasure. Ibid.
Treasury warrant to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands for a particular of the water or pool called Sutton Pool, belonging to the Duchy of Cornwall, with a view to an extension of lease thereof to Anthony Trethewy.
Prefixing : report by William Harbord, Surveyor General of Crown Lands, on said Trethewy's petition, supra, p. 149. Lord Arundell of Trerice had great contests and suits at law with the Corporation of Plymouth in defence of the King's title to the premises and was constrained to mortgage his interest to petitioner, who, having several other debts due to him from said Lord, has since the latter's death taken out letters of administration and so is become entitled to the premises. There is an arrear of rent owing from said Lord on the said premises of 166l. 13s. 4d. for 12½ years to Lady day last and a further 25l. due from him for same time on the rent of a tenement in Cranmow, parcel of the manor of Treworgie, assigned to said Lord by Henry Seymour. These arrears should be paid before the new lease pass, but no fine should be exacted in view of the charges in supporting the King's title.
Warrants not Relating to Money XIII, pp. 69-70.