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September 1689, 16-30

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'Entry Book: September 1689, 16-30', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 9: 1689-1692 (1931), pp. 254-272. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=104783 Date accessed: 02 September 2014.


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September 1689, 16-30

Date. Nature and Substance of the Entry. Reference.
Sept. 16. William Jephson to the Customs Commissioners, enclosing the Treasury minute of Sept. 4 inst., supra, p. 50, concerning the practice of selling Customs places. You are to observe said minute. Out Letters (General) XII, p. 93.
Sept. 17. Royal sign manual for continuing to the following officers and gentlemen the respective pensions or allowances as follow : the total establishment hereof being 4l. 0s. 3d. per diem or 1,464l. 11s. 3d. per an. : to commence from July 1 last and to be paid monthly or quarterly on [out of] the establishment of the Forces in England till further order : King's Warrant Book XIV, p. 224.
Per diem each.
s. d.
Horse.
Col. Petit 7 6
Major Boyson 6 0
Capt. St. Leger and Capt. Jancour 5 0
Foot.
Captains Dargillers, La Gardiole, Moncornet, De Travecy, De la Porte, De Orsevall and Chasseloup 3 6
Lieutenants Hardii, Prad L'aine, Bolroy, Pegat, L'Ansade Soulignii 2 0
Ensign Pinet 1 6
Gentlemen : De la Swardiere, L'Lavie, Du Lac, Malherbe, Francois Brun, La Meau, Beauvois, Corville, Vrignii, D'Vese, Vasselald Regnier, Mailas de Cadet, Serrieres, Monpinson, Richard 1 3
Treasury warrant dormant to the Customs Cashier to pay Ralph Williamson's salary of 60l. per an. as Comptroller of Newcastle port.
In the margin : "confirmed 31 May, 1690."
Money Book X, p. 98.
The like for Joseph Flight's salary of 15l. per an. as a King's waiter, Bristol port (with a like marginal confirmation, dated 1690, Sept. 19). Ibid.
William Jephson to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 6,000l. to Mr. Harbord by way of advance out of the money lately directed to be issued to him at the Exchequer. The warrants for the regular issuing thereof will be sent as soon as passed. Disposition Book VIII, p. 39.
Same to Mr. Baptist May to report on (a) infra.
Appending : (a) note of Edward Tyringham's petition for continuance of the pension of 100l. granted him in lieu of the office of Keeper of the Middle Walk of Windsor Park when said office was transferred from him to said May.
Out Letters (General) XII, p. 99.
Treasury letters patent constituting Joseph Flight as a King's waiter, Bristol port, loco George Segar, deceased. Out Letters (Customs) XII, pp. 60-1.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of William Daniell for a place as landcarriageman [London port]. Reference Book VI, p. 89.
Same to same of the petition of John Lordell, William Crouch and several other Portugal [trade] merchants, shewing that John Ward, a Customs officer, seized a ship, Madre de deos, Joseph Lopez master, laden with oils and shumack, on pretence of same being a Dutch bottom : pray a re-hearing of the case before the Customs Commissioners, as petitioners' witnesses are now ready. Ibid, p. 90.
Same to Sir Christopher Wren and William Talman, respectively Surveyor General and Comptroller General of the Works, of the petition of John Taylor, shewing that he was appointed by Charles II to look after the engine at Windsor erected in the river there for supplying the Castle with water, with 40l. per an. salary and allowance of bills for materials used in repairs : prays a renewal of said office and payment of arrears "either for salary or work done."
In the margin : 1689-90, Mar. 11, this joint reference replaced by separate references to said Wren and said Talman.
Ibid.
Treasury warrant to the King's Remembrancer to take securities of Bevis Lloyd and William Jones as Receiver of Crown Revenues in South Wales and Monmouth, said sureties being Chandois Lloyd of Monmouth, esq., and Robert Griffiths of Carmarthen town in 500l. as in place of John Evans and Samuel Hughes, formerly proposed. Warrants not Relating to Money XIII, p. 94.
The Treasury Lords to Frederick, Duke of Schonbergh, Captain General of the Forces. In order to the due collection of the revenue in the parts of Ireland which are or shall be reduced to obedience we have issued Commissions for Receivers in the several districts as follows.
Appending : list [? of date later than Sept. 23] of the officers appointed in Ireland.
Londonderry and Coleraine : Warham Jemmatt, collector ; George Gravett, surveyor ; Samuell Miller, surveyor of Coleraine.
Belfast and Carrickfergus : Christopher Carleton, collector ; Oliver Lawrence, surveyor ; Samuell Young and William Thompson, landwaiters ; Caleb Gay, surveyor at Carrickfergus.
Donaghadee and Strangford : William Dobbins, collector ; James Spaight, waiter and searcher ; Francis Allen, collector at Donaghadee, to account to Strangford.
Dundalk and Carlingford : William Newsteed, collector ; Gabriel Redwood, surveyor.
Sligo and Killybegs : Charles Monk, collector ; Hugh Draper, waiter ; Terrence Connelly, collector at Killybegs and to account to Sligo.
Lisburn with Lurgan and Portadown : Barnard Birne, collector ; Roger Steer, surveyor.
Armagh, Cavan and Enniskillen : Hugh Bowen, collector ; Francis Walker, surveyor.
Strabane : John Latham, collector ; William Allen, surveyor.
Foxford and Ballinrobe : Nicholas Westby, collector ; Nicholas Toppin or — Sibbolds, surveyor.
Out Letters (Ireland) VI, pp. 2, 9.
Same to William Harbord, enclosing list of Receivers, ut supra, and copies of their instructions, ut supra, pp. 252-3. They are to pay their receipts to you as Vice-Treasurer [of Ireland]. Take care to draw the money out of their hands from time to time. Ibid, p. 2.
Sept. 19. Royal warrant to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal for an allowance of 1,200l. per an. to James Kendall, esq., Captain General and Governor in Chief of "Barbados and several other islands and places in America" : to be payable out of the Four and a Half per cent. Duty arising in Barbados as from Aug. 3 last, being the date of his patent of appointment : to be payable in specie at the price current upon the place. King's Warrant Book XIV, pp. 218-9.
Same to same for a same to grant to George Bowers the place of Graver of the Mint (to make, frame and engrave the designs and effigies of the images of the King and Queen in coins and medals) : with the allowance of 325l. per an. as from 1689, Sept. 29. Ibid, pp. 220-1.
Royal constitution of James Ellis to be second clerk to the Warden of the Mint : with the salary of 40l. per an. Ibid, p. 222.
Royal sign manual for 300,000l. to William Harbord as imprest for the Forces employed or to be employed in Ireland. (Money warrant dated Sept. 20 hereon.) (Money order dated Sept. 23 hereon.) Ibid, p. 222. Money Book X, p. 99. Order Book III, p. 31.
Royal warrant to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal for 22,500l. to the East India Company for 500 tons of brown saltpetre which on Aug. 30 last said Company furnished into the [Ordnance] stores at 45l. per ton, the price agreed on : same to be payable out of the Customs of East India goods imported by said Company since Aug. 1 last from within the limits of their charter, excepting the Customs on the goods lately imported in the ships Loyal Merchant and Bengala Merchant and excepting also the Customs on such goods which from Michaelmas, 1689, are appropriated by Act of Parliament to the satisfaction of moneys due to the States General and to the arrears of the servants of Charles II. The said 22,500l. is hereby to be issued to the Treasurer of the Ordnance on imprest, who shall pay said Company by tallies to be levied on the said Customs to the amount of 22,500l., with 6 per cent interest, and the money on said tallies is to be paid to said Company. Further, the Company is to have their discount of interest for six and six months as by their charter. King's Warrant Book XIV, pp. 225-6.
William Jephson to the Earl of Ranelagh, Paymaster of the Forces, to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Jonathan Toft, praying for 20l. pay due to him and for a place in the Garde de Corps. Out Letters (General) XII, p. 99.
Sept. 20. Royal warrant to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal to authorise the Treasury Lords to issue Commissions to the respective Receivers General of the 12d. Aid. King's Warrant Book XIV, p. 218.
[?] Establishment for the Stables or estimate of the constant service of the Stables : ("the particulars and prices of all such necessaries as are comprehended within the constant expence of his Majesty's Stables every year") : [meaning thereby the establishment or estimate only of the horse furniture, upkeep, repairs etc. and not including salaries and maintenance or sustenance ; those items being included in the establishment of the Household and paid by the Cofferer] : Ibid, pp. 227-236.
l. s. d.
for the King's own particular service (for saddles, bridles and other furniture etc., detailed) 764 0 0
for 20 hunters and 6 pads for the King (for ditto) 201 11 4
for 42 coach horses for the King (for ditto) 350 19 6
for 10 great horses for the King (for ditto) 110 8 4
for 6 horses for the King's chirurgeons and huntsmen (for ditto) 36 17 6
for 2 bottle horses for the King (for ditto) 18 0 8
for 12 horses for the Master of the Horse (for ditto) 200 2 6
for 4 horses allowed by the King to the Gent. of the Horse (for ditto) 50 3 8
for the King's store (for ditto) 196 1 0
for 16 footmen's liveries (detailed) 621 8 0
for 6 coachmen's livery cloths (detailed) 289 14 11
for 4 chairmen's and 1 porter's liveries (detailed) 184 19 1
for 32 grooms' liveries (detailed) 1,158 2 0
for 6 postilions' liveries (detailed) 166 5 0
for 2 spare coats for hackney coachmen (detailed) 26 4 0
certain [or fixed] allowances (detailed) to divers tradesmen, viz. coachmaker, harnessmaker, bittmaker, founder, glassman and painter for all manner of daily repairs 435 0 0
for hire of stage coach horses 400 0 0
for contingencies 500 0 0
for the charge of the privy seal and Exchequer fees on 5,710l. 15s. 6d. 166 10 0
£5,876 7 6
Sept. 20. Treasury warrant to the Customs Cashier to pay 31l. 3s. 8d. to Francis Godfrey, gent., for half a year's salary to June 24 last as late Customer of Lynn Regis port. Money Book X, p. 98.
William Jephson to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue as follows out of unappropriated moneys in the Exchequer, viz. : Disposition Book VIII, p. 40
l. s. d.
to the Earl of Ranelagh for a week's subsistence to the Forces 3,601 15 0
to ditto to pay the Earl of Leven's Regiment to last [of] this month 2,443 0 0
to ditto to clear Col. Gus. Hamilton's Regiment to July 1 436 2 9
to ditto for the Forces in Holland in part of 11,446l. 2s. 5d. 5,000 0 0
to ditto for the Dutch Troops 10,000 0 0
to the Treasurer of the Ordnance [on the Ordnance Office] ordinary 1,000 0 0
to ditto for artificers in part of stores delivered upon contract 3,000 0 0
to William Harbord to send away Mr. Shales 3,000 0 0
to the Treasurer of the Navy [on the Navy's] weekly money 3,000 0 0
to Visct. Newport for the Household, out of which the arrears of the Stables are to be paid to Midsummer 6,000 0 0
to the Treasurer of the Chamber 2,000 0 0
to ditto for the Yeomen of the Guard for Lady day quarter 1,482 10 0
to Mr. Vyner, the Goldsmith 2,000 0 0
to me [Jephson] for secret service 2,100 0 0
to Tho. Lloyd for the works at Hampton Court 1,000 0 0
to ditto for the works at Kensington 500 0 0
to the Privy Purse 500 0 0
to the Duke of Grafton on his pension to Midsummer last 1,500 0 0
to the Queen 2,000 0 0
Same to same to issue by way of advance 3,000l. to Mr. Harbord for maintaining the Danish Forces while they are in Scotland. The warrants for the regular issue hereof shall be sent as soon as passed. Ibid.
Same to same to issue to the Treasurer of the Navy 500l. to be paid over to the Commissioners for Sick and Wounded : and 120l. to William Harbord to answer several payments directed by royal warrant procured by Mr. Blathwayt. Ibid, p. 41.
William Jephson to Mr. Hewer. Hasten your reply to my letter of the 13th inst., supra, p. 52. Out Letters (General) XII, p. 100.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to report on the enclosed memorial [missing] of Don Santiago del Castillo, Comr. General for the introduction of negroes into the Spanish Indies, for [or concerning] his encouragement in settling that trade in the English King's dominions pursuant to a contract made with the Royal Africa Company : said memorial being referred to the Treasury from the Committee for Trade and Plantations. Ibid.
Same to the Victuallers of the Navy for a state of what was due for victualling of the Navy at Christmas last and whether, or how much of, that debt has been since paid. Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to deliver some goods brought from Holland by Madam Le Goulon, if not prohibited goods. Ibid, p. 101.
Same to the Commissioners in co. Berks for the [12d.] Aid. Mr. Baptist May has represented to us that Charles II took Windsor Great Park out of charge from payments to any land taxes raised upon the several towns that are within the said park ; and he therefore desires a discharge from the assessments to the present Aid. From the report of the 30th inst. hereon from the Agents for Taxes it appears that in the 1670 subsidy the Receiver was discharged of 14l. assessed on the park, but in the subsequent taxes (the Seventeen Months', Eighteen Months' and Six Months' Assessments) the Receiver was not discharged of any sum on this head : but they think the premises should be discharged of the present Aid unless the petitioner or some other in possession make benefit by agistments or otherwise. Inform yourself as to this and discharge the remainder of the said assessment and lay the sum, as discharged, upon other lands in the county so that the King may not lose any part of the money granted by the Act. Ibid.
Treasury order to the Customs Commissioners to observe an order of the King in Council, dated Hampton Court, Sept. 16 inst., to take bonds from masters of ships bound for Ireland only for their not going into any part of Ireland which is not under their Majesties' obedience : said order in Council being made on a presentment from the Customs Commissioners of the 10th inst. setting forth that under the Treasury order of May 16 last they shall take bond of all ships not to go to Ireland as well as France, but that several parts of Ireland are now reduced to obedience and require a continual intercourse and commerce with England. Out Letters (Customs) XII, p. 62.
Treasury warrant to same to continue Francis White as a landwaiter, London port. Ibid.
Treasury reference to the Auditor for co. Kent of the petition of John Gilham for renewal of grant of his office of bailiff of Wingham manor, Kent. Reference Book VI, p. 91.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Andrew Duxbury for a landwaiter's place in the Customs. Reference Book VI, p. 91.
Treasury signature of the docquet of an in custodiam lease under the Exchequer seal to Thomas Hardiman of divers lands in co. Wilts of John Jenner, outlaw. Warrants not Relating to Money XIII, p. 94.
Same of same to Robert Sellwood, junr., of divers lands in South Stoke, co. Oxford, of John Justice, gent., outlaw, on a plea of debt. Ibid.
Same of same to William Foulis and Anne his wife of divers lands in co. Flint of Thomas Price, outlaw. Ibid.
Same of same to Sir Edwd. Lutwyche, Serjeant at Law, of divers lands of Ralph Wilbraham, Tho. Huxley, Tho. Willbraham and Richard Walthall, outlawed in a plea of debt at the suit of said Lutwyche. Ibid, p. 95.
Same of a docquet of a grant to John Pottenger, Controller of the Pipe, of the custody of a part of the Star Chamber. Ibid, p. 94.
Same of same of a lease to Geo. Long of coal mines in Plummers Close in the manor of Stratton super Fosse ; for 99 years, terminable on the lives of John Horler, John Everet and Henry Nevill. Ibid, p. 95.
Same of same of a lease to James Gibbons, Clerk of the Robes and Wardrobes of the King and Queen, of a house erected by him within the circuit of Whitehall Palace and of a small parcel of ground adjoining. Ibid.
Treasury constitution and appointment of William Smith as Comptroller and Accomptant General of the Revenue, Ireland.
Appending : instructions for his guidance in said office. (1) You are to correspond with the collectors and officers of the revenue and to that purpose to reside at Belfast till further order. (2) To receive monthly accounts from each collector and thereupon instantly to give a constant account thereof to the Vice-Treasurer or Receiver General of Ireland, so that he may issue his orders for drawing the balances out of the said collectors' hands. (3) Report to us, the Treasury Lords, all collectors who neglect to so send their accounts. (4) Cause all collectors to give bond for their trust in 500l. and the inferior officers in three years' salaries. (5) Keep fair entries of the collectors' monthly abstracts and give us, the Treasury Lords, an account thereof, so that we can see how the revenue of Ireland stands, and the better judge of the officers' diligence.
Out Letters (Ireland) VI, p. 3.
Sept. 21. William Jephson to the Customs Cashier to report on the enclosed presentment [missing] from the Principal Commissioners for Prizes concerning a parcel of tobacco condemned for prize and in warehouse at Plymouth. Out Letters (General) XII, p. 101.
Sept. 23. Money warrant for 120l. to the Dean and Chapter of Westminster for two years to June 24 last on the annuity for the ministers of the French Church in the Savoy. Money Book X, p. 99.
Treasury dormant warrant to the Customs Cashier to pay the salaries of 12l. per an. to Thomas Chiffinch as one of the two searchers of Gravesend port and the like to John Berkley, esq., and Christopher Walters, gent., for their office of the other searcher there. Money Book X, p. 100.
William Jephson to the Earl of Ranelagh to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Thomas Hill, praying payment of 153l. for clothes furnished to Col. Lutterell's and Lieut.-Col. Gibson's Regiments. Out Letters (General XII, p. 102.
Treasury order to the Customs Commissioners to observe an order of the King in Council, dated Hampton Court, Sept. 19 inst., for taking off till further order the embargo on vessels in any of the ports of England, Wales and Berwick. Out Letters (Customs) XII, p. 62.
Treasury reference to Tho. Hall of the proposal of securities of Christopher Davies for his office as Receiver of Crown Revenues for cos. Cornwall and Devon and city of Exeter : said securities being Davies himself, Tobias Le Gross of the Inner Temple, Henry Cecil of St. Buryan, co. Cornwall : in one bond of 100l. Reference Book VI, p. 93.
Sept. 23 & 21,
et postea.
Treasury warrant to the King's Remembrancer to take the sureties of the following as Receivers of the 12d. per £ Aid for the counties or districts as follows :
William Whitebread for co. Beds (Commission dated Sept. 23).
Edwd. Mitchell for co. Gloucester (Commission dated Sept. 23).
John Newsham for co. Warwick and Coventry city (Commission dated Sept. 23).
Morgan Whitley for Cheshire and Chester city, Flint, Montgomery, Denbigh, Merioneth, Carnarvon and Anglesea (Chester and North Wales) (Commission dated Sept. 23).
George Howell for co. Glamorgan (Commission dated Sept. 21).
Thomas Mathews for co. Hereford (Commission dated Sept. 21).
Charles Williams for co. Monmouth (Commission dated? Sept. 27).
Samuell Foden for co. Stafford (Commission dated Sept. 23).
Thomas D'Oyly for Hampshire, Southampton town and Isle of Wight (Commission dated Sept. 23).
Tho. Love for co. Suffolk (Commission dated Sept. 24).
Gilbert Spencer for Kent and Canterbury (Commission dated Sept. 23).
Nathaniell Rich for co. Essex (Commission dated Sept. 25).
Ephraim Sandford for co. Westmorland (Commission dated Sept. 25).
Nathaniell Molyneux for co. Lanes (Commission dated Sept. 21).
William Cawthorp and Christopher Randes for co. Lincoln and Lincoln city (Commission dated Sept. 27).
Noah Starling for co. Berks (Commission dated ? Sept. 27).
John Stanyer for co. Salop (Commission dated Sept. 27).
Joseph Cradock for cos. Leicester and Rutland (Commission dated? Sept. 27).
Peter Beavis and Jno. Elwill for Devon and Exeter (Commission dated? Sept. 27).
Cha. Turner for Norfolk and Norwich (Commission dated? Sept. 27).
Leonard Robinson for London, Westminster and Middlesex.
Charles Goodwyn for co. Sussex (Commission dated? Sept. 27).
Tho. Trueman for co. Nottingham (Commission dated? Sept. 27).
Isaac Willison for co. Cumberland (Commission dated? Sept. 27).
Jno. Childe for Wilts and New Sarum (Commission dated? Sept. 27).
Edwd. Jolly for co. Huntingdon (Commission dated? Sept. 27).
Jno. Derby (Darbie) for co. Dorset (Commission dated? Sept. 27).
James St. John for severally co. Dorset ; co. Cambridge and Isle of Ely ; co. Northants ; Oxford county, city and university ; co. Bucks (Commissions dated? Sept. 27).
Samuel Bradshaw for co. Derby (Commission dated? Sept. 27).
Ralph Williamson for Durham, Northumberland and Berwick-on-Tweed (Commission dated ? Sept. 27).
Richard Tregeare for co. Cornwall (Commission dated? Sept. 27).
Francis Taylor for co. Worcester and Worcester city (Commission dated? Sept. 27).
Tho. Allen and Cha. Brawne for Somerset and Bristol (Commission dated? Sept. 27).
Ralph Williamson for co. York, York city and Kingston-upon-Hull (Commission dated? Sept. 27).
Edward Price for cos. Radnor and Brecon (Commission dated Nov. 22).
Antho. Isaacson for Newcastle-upon-Tyne.
(Commission dated? Nov. 22 for Francis, Visct. Newport, as Receiver for said Aid for the Palaces of Whitehall and St. James's and within the Verge thereof.)
Warrants not Relating to Money XIII, pp. 96, 97, 98, 99-100, 103.
Sept. 23. Treasury order for the execution of a warrant of the Earl of Dorset, Lord Chamberlain, to Sir Gilbert Talbott, Master and Treasurer of the Jewel House, for the delivery of five silver acorn sconces for the Queen and four silver sconces of the fashion of those in the Queen's little bedchamber at Whitehall. Warrants not Relating to Money XIII, p. 99.
Treasury letters patent constituting and appointing George Gravet as surveyor of Londonderry port.
Oliver Lawrence as same for Belfast and Carrickfergus.
Caleb Gay as same at Carrickfergus.
Gabriel Redwood as same at Dundalk and Carlingford.
Roger Steer as same at Lisburn with Lurgan and Portadown.
Francis Walker as same at Armagh, Cavan and Enniskillen.
William Allen as same at Strabane.
Samuel Miller as same at Coleraine.
Nicholas Toppin or — Sibbolds as surveyor at Foxford and Ballinrobe (Commission left blank and to be filled up with the name of whichever of these two should be first found on the place).
Samuel Young as a landwaiter at Belfast and Carrickfergus.
William Thompson as a same ibid.
Hugh Draper as waiter at Sligo and Killybegs.
Terrence Conelly to collect at Killybegs and account at Sligo.
James Spaight as waiter and searcher at Donaghadee and Strangford.
Out Letters (Ireland) VI, p. 5.
Treasury reference to the Earl of Ranelagh and William Blathwayt [as respectively Paymaster and Secretary of the Forces] of the petition of Roger Syzer, shewing that he has for several years been entrusted in the receipt and payment of the Land Forces and now with the Army in Flanders ; that about Christmas last upon the arrival of the Dutch troops and removal of the English "and the centinells not placed as they used to be" five men broke into the Pay Office and took away an iron chest with 400l., which was under petitioner's care, some of which persons are now in custody and have confessed the matter : therefore prays an allowance of the said sum upon the Army Paymaster's accounts. Reference Book VI, p. 99.
Sept. 24. William Jephson to Mr. Marriott to bring to the Treasury Lords all the accounts, vouchers and papers relating to Mris. Agar's [late husband's] account and Samuel Salwey. Out Letters (General) XII, p. 102.
Same to the Earl of Ranelagh to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of John Mountsteevens, praying payment of 202l. 14s. 0d. for clothing for Col. Luttrell's Regiment at Exeter. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Montague to lay before the Committee for Trade and Plantations the enclosed report [missing] from the Customs Commissioners on the Admiralty Lords' proposals and rules for granting passes for ships trading to Algiers, Tunis and Tripoly. Ibid.
Same to same to lay before same the Ordnance officers' report [missing] on the East India Company's petition for liberty to export saltpetre to Holland or Hamburg, "they keeping 1,000 tons to supply at any time his Majesty's occasions." Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners, enclosing the petitions of James Hayes, Thomas Best, William Leigh, Henry Turner and William Russell for employment in the Customs. You are to present them for the first vacancies they are fit for. Ibid, p. 103.
Treasury warrant to same to employ Samuell Welles as chief boatman and tidesurveyor, Bristol port, loco William Crouch, lately dismissed.
Benj. Sadler as searcher ibid, loco Edward Painter, dismissed.
John Dagg as collector at Penryn loco John Kent, dismissed.
John Bill as tidesman at Cowes loco Stephen Somers, dismissed.
William Penny to be restored as deputy to the Customer and Comptroller of Lancaster port loco Cha. Anderton, who succeeded him.
— Elliot as tidesman at Falmouth loco Benj. Stafford, who relinquished same.
Out Letters (Customs) XII, p. 63.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Richard Powys for the place of searcher of Ipswich port. Reference Book VI, p. 93.
Same to same of John Perrott's petition for the place of collector of Petty Customs or of Strangers' Customs, London port. He is to be presented for any fit vacancy. Ibid, p. 94.
Same to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands of the petition of Cha., Earl of Monmouth, shewing that the manors of Mere, co. Wilts, Shepton Mallet and Curry Mallet, co. Somerset, were granted in lease to his grandfather for 31 years : that in 1660-1 Charles II granted petitioner's father and mother the demesne lands of Curry Mallet for 31 years in reversion of John, Lord Pawlett, and Francis his brother, and after said Pawlett's death granted same to petitioner's mother for 31 years, terminable on the lives of petitioner and Henry Mordant, his brother : that in 1660 the manors of Shepton Mallet and Curry Mallet were granted "to the said grantees" for 31 years and that of Mere, by consent of petitioner's father and mother, was granted to Robert Phelips on condition that another manor should be granted of as full value, "which was never performed" : that the grants of all three manors will expire in 1691 and that of Mere is now in possession of Sir Math. Andrews by assignment from Phelips. Therefore petitioner prays a grant of all three manors for 31 years and a reversionary grant of said demesnes. Ibid.
Treasury warrant to the Excise Commissioners to admit to entry on payment only of the old duty of 1s. 4d. per gallon the four tons of brandy imported by Thomas Whitehorn, master of the Leonora of London, who, when out on a trading voyage about 12 months since, did take in in France a lading of wine and brandy for the Spanish West Indies and so proceeded to one of the Bahama Islands called Gordo, where about April last he met an English pirate named Isaack Robinson with 120 men on board, who robbed him of most of his lading, rigging and provisions, which forced him to make for Newfoundland, and he arrived in the Channel July 29 last with nothing to pay his seamen's wages but his small vessel of 30 tons and four tons of brandy, being part of what the pirates left ; for which additional duty is demanded, as he arrived four or five days after the late [made] Act was [put] in force, although said brandy had been out of France this twelvemonth : and the Customs Commissioners having reported that said statements are true and that said Whitehorn's case is deplorable and he a fit object of charity. Warrants not Relating to Money XIII, p. 101.
Sept. 25. Royal warrant to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal, in the usual form, for authorising the Exchequer Court (the Treasury Lords, the Barons of the Exchequer and the Attorney General) to make regulations and compositions in the matter of Customs seizures and forfeitures : all by reason that such forfeitures etc. may arise sometimes through want of knowledge of the laws of the realm, negligence of servants, want of true intelligence by letters and invoices, diversity of weights and measures therein as between English and foreign weights, or poverty of the owners ; which circumstances have encouraged informers to make idle and frivolous informations, and further by reason that sometimes after seizures made the officers themselves agree and compound with the offenders without due warrant and sometimes said officers having licence out of the Exchequer or other Court for compounding their share of such seizures, they return same into said Courts "with nomination what such persons had who had such letters of licence and so the suit is ended" and the King reaps no benefit thereby : and some names are put in for the owner of the goods that cannot be heard of whereby the King is deceived of his part or else the goods are demised in the hands of some pauper who knows nothing thereof or is unable to bear any loss ; and oftentimes fines have been stricken so low that little or nothing accrues to the Crown thereby and commonly also the goods are appraised at under values and dispersed where the seizer thinks fit, leaving the King's part to be sought after, which in truth comes to little or nothing. For remedy whereof the said Treasury Lords, Barons and Attorney General are hereby authorised to take order herein in mitigating or increasing fines as they think fit and to prevent the daily abuse of multitudes of informations and private compositions ; and no licence, writ of delivery or other warrant to compound is to be given without their consent. All persons making a seizure are instantly to deliver a true note of the same to the Register for [Seizures or] Forfeited Goods, London port, who is from time to time to inform the said Treasury Lords etc., and no prosecution is to be commenced until such note be delivered and until the Attorney or Clerk of the Court be authorised to enter same by a note in writing from said Lords etc. Further to take special order for delivering all seizures to such persons only as said Lords etc. shall authorise and for seeing that the King's share be so much as in conscience it ought to be : and to order the Register of Seizures to oversee all writs of appraisements returned from the outports and to stay those under-appraised : and to take order for punishing such underappraisors. The Register of Seizures is hereby to receive for the King's use all fines under 5l., giving his acquittance for same, which is hereby to be a legal discharge. But no fines are to be set at less than half so much as the informer is to receive for his part. King's Warrant Book XIV, pp. 239-246.
Treasury reference to the Master, Wardens and Assistants of Trinity House of Lord Lovelace's petition for an extension of grant of the office called the Ballast Office. Reference Book VI, p. 98.
Treasury warrant dormant to the Customs Cashier to pay the perpetuity of 40l. per an. to the Mayor etc. of Clifton Dartmouth Hardness [for the maintenance of the fort there, as granted by Henry VII]. Money Book X, p. 100.
Royal warrant to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal for a Commission to Charles Godolphin, James Hoare, Comptroller of the Mint, and Andrew Corbett to be Commissioners for making, coining and issuing farthings and halfpence of (hardened) tin during pleasure, according to rules to be given them from time to time : with the salary of 200l. per an. each from Sept. 29 inst. King's Warrant Book XIV, pp. 246-7.
Same to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for payment to Col. Edwyn Steed, as Lieut. Governor and Commander in Chief of Barbados, of 600l. out of the Four and a Half per cent Duty : to be for one year to Jan. 17 last ; in accordance with the privy seal of 1687, April 28 : together with dormant clause for the continuance of said yearly allowance or sum for the future : but same to cease on the arrival of the Captain General and Governor in Chief of said island. Ibid, p. 248.
William Jephson to the Auditor of the Receipt to pay as follows out of unappropriated moneys in the Exchequer : Disposition Book VIII, p. 41.
l. s. d.
to the Earl of Ranelagh [for the Forces] 10,957 19
to ditto for the Dutch Troops 10,000 0 0
to William Harbord for 4,000 pairs of shoes [for the Forces] in Ireland 800 0 0
to the Treasurer of the Navy to discharge the unnecessary workmen at Chatham 2,827 2 10
to ditto on account of stores 1,000 0 0
to ditto for tickets 1,000 0 0
to ditto for transportations to Holland 1,000 0 0
to Mr. Bertie for Mris. Mary Cock 50 0 0
to Tho. Lloyd for the works at Kensington 500 0 0
to ditto for the works at Hampton Court 1,000 0 0
to the Dean and Chapter of Westminster for the French ministers [minister] of the Savoy 120 0 0
to the Cofferer of the Household 6,000 0 0
to the Earl of Portland for the Gardens 2,000 0 0
to the Master of the Horse in part of the establishment of the Stables 1,000 0 0
to the Treasurer of the Chamber 2,000 0 0
to ditto for the falconers 137 15 0
to me [Jephson] for secret service 2,790 0 0
to the Privy Purse out of guineas at 1l. 1s. 8d., "which are to be paid forthwith into the Exchequer by Mr. Johnson at that rate by way of loan" 1,500 0 0
£44,682 17
Same, dated same, to same to take in 20,000 guineas from Mr. Johnson on the credit of the 12d. Aid, at the rate of 1l. 1s. 8d. The Treasury Lords will take care to have the guineas issued out again at the same rate. Ibid, p. 42.
William Jephson to the Excise Commissioners to pay 1,500l. to the Princess of Denmark in part of last June 24 quarter. Disposition Book VIII, p. 42.
Same to Visct. Newport [Cofferer of the Household]. It is the King's express pleasure that out of the above 6,000l. to-day ordered to be issued to you you pay in the first place the servants appointed to attend him at Newmarket. Ibid.
Same to the Treasurer of the Chamber to pay the abovesaid servants in the first place out of the above 2,000l. ordered this day to be issued to you. The remaining 137l. 15s. 0d. is to be paid to the falconers as follows, viz. : 23l. to William Russell, serjeant falconer ; 20l. to Marmaduke Conway ; 12l. 10s. 0d. each to Nicho. Poble and John Silvester ; 11l. 5s. 0d. to Richard Mills ; 11l. each to John Potter, Tho. Duffeild, Phi. Vanberenbrook, Tho. Daniell ; 6l. 5s. 0d. each to Jo[h]n Ryves and Jo[h]n Garvell. Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to pass, Customs free, 800 fusils bought in Holland by Peter Moreau, Agent of Col. Du Cambon's French Regiment of Foot, for the use of that regiment in the King's service in the expedition of Ireland. Out Letters (General) XII, p. 103.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to report on the petition of the officers of the Tally Court at Westminster for 356l. 2s. 0d. for striking tallies for which they take no fees. Ibid, p. 104.
Treasury reference to Aaron Smith of the petition of Peter Fabian to the King for a grant of the 285l. of forfeited goods of his kinsman John Mill, convicted in Cornwall for manslaughter ; petitioner being blind and having lent all that he had to the said Mill on his bond only. Reference Book VI, p. 96.
Treasury letters patent constituting Giles Hinton to be solicitor in co. Berks for the 12d. Aid, to attend upon and assist the Commissioners for putting in execution the Act for said Aid. He to inspect the books of assessments and the Receiver General's receipt book as often as he find occasion, and upon all occasions to give an account of his proceedings to the Treasury Lords.
The like Commissions to the following :
Richard Cox for cos. Gloucester, Hereford and Worcester.
John Troy for Kent and Canterbury.
Cha. Brumpsted for the county, town and university of Cambridge, Isle of Ely and co. Suffolk.
Roger Mattock for Somerset and Bristol.
Cha. Danvers for cos. Bucks, Beds and Oxford.
Thomas Franklyn (dated Oct. 1) for co. Northampton.
Warrants not Relating to Money XIII, pp. 102, 103.
Sept. 26. William Jephson to the Customs Commissioners to deliver to Mr. Sonnius 311 ells of tapestry now in the King's warehouse and belonging to the Earl of Portland's household goods and a box of 320lbs. of chocolate arrived from Rotterdam in the Mary yacht, Capt. Collins master. Out Letters (General) XII, p. 103.
Same to same. In your presentment of the 18th inst. concerning the preserving of the Act of Navigation in New England you refer to a letter prepared by you for that purpose. Send my Lords a copy of that letter. Ibid, p. 104.
Sept. 27. William Jephson to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue as follows out of unappropriated moneys in the Exchequer : Disposition Book VIII, p. 43.
l.
to the Treasurer of the Navy for Sick and Wounded 1,500
to ditto, to be imprested to the slopseller 1,400
to the Treasurer of the Ordnance for the [Ordnance Office] ordinary 1,000
to ditto on account of stores 1,000
to ditto for the works at Hull 2,300
to ditto for artificers 500
£7,700
(Same, dated same, to the Navy Commissioners to make forth debentures to the Treasurer of the Navy for impresting said 1,400l. to William Beckford, the slopseller.)
Same to the Customs Commissioners to admit to entry several parcels of rum brought into Bristol port as by the Attorney General's opinion on your memorial of the 17th inst. Out Letters (General) XII, p. 104.
Same to Mr. Blathwayte [Secretary to the Forces] pursuant to the order in Council of the 26th inst., to procure a [King's] warrant to authorise Mr. Harbord to pay 4,000l. to Col. Trelawney to defray the hire and charge of ships taken up by him for the King's service at Londonderry. Ibid.
Treasury warrant to Sir John Shaw, collector inwards, London port, to admit Thomas Folliot as deputy to Thomas Penington, a King's waiter, London port. Out Letters (Customs) XII, p. 64.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to pay in future the debentures for drawback on the linen duty and on brandy out of the moneys arising by the said duties and not as hitherto out of tonnage and poundage. Ibid, pp. 64-5.
Same to same to employ Joshua Perdew as boatman at Penryn loco Joseph Bawden, who has quitted the service.
John Browne as boatman at Sidlesham loco Henry Oake, removed to London.
Henry Oake as boatman at London loco — Gill.
Christopher Whito as a riding surveyor in Aldeburgh port loco Charles Porter, deceased.
Ibid, p. 65.
Same to same to permit the export (on payment of only half subsidy as for tobacco of the English Plantations) of a parcel of Martinique tobacco condemned as prize and now in Plymouth port ; same being not of value sufficient to pay the proper duty [and therefore unlikely to affect the general principle], the Customs Commissioners conceiving "that the [difference in the] duty upon tobacco of English Plantations and of Foreign Plantations was intended by way of encouragement to the product of our own Plantations." Ibid, p. 66.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Edward Legh for the office of Comptroller of Lynn Regis port. Reference Book VI, p. 96.
Same to same of William Cook's petition for a noontender's place. Ibid.
Same to the Wine Licence Commissioners of William Blackaller's petition for the place of solicitor to the Wine Licence Office. Ibid.
Same to Sir Christopher Wren of Capt. Hen. Griffith's petition for some allowance for rebuilding the saddler's office in the Mows and at Hampton Court. Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners of John Gardner's petition for discharge of the vessel Owner's Goodwill, seized on coming from the Plantations for not being manned as by the Navigation Act, by reason of several casualties. Ibid.
Treasury warrant to the King's Remembrancer to take the securities of Christopher Davies, ut supra, p. 261. Warrants not Relating to Money XIII, p. 104.
Same to William Harbord, Surveyor General of Crown Lands, for a constat of a piece of ground on the south side of a garden belonging to a tenement in St. James's Park, granted in 1685 by James II to Sir Theophilus Oglethorpe and Dame Ellen his wife : which interest [tenement] has been purchased from them by Lord Grey of Ruthyn : all with a view to a lease of said ground to said Lord Grey for 31 years at 6s. 8d. per an. ; he covenanting to build a brick wall round it and to remove to the outside of the said ground the leaden pipe (which is the chief aqueduct to bring water to the Palaces of Whitehall and St. James's) now lying within the said ground ; and not to build any house thereon from which any persons may look into St. James's Park.
Prefixing : said Surveyor General's report, dated Aug. 21, on said Lord Grey's petition for said lease. The piece of ground in question contains a quarter of an acre and 15 perches and has been very useful for digging gravel there for the walks adjoining, which being now lately wrought out the pit remaining serves still for the laying of rubbish, and by that means might in a year's time be filled again. It is partly railed in from the Park. It may be valued at 30l. per an.
Ibid, pp. 105-6.
Sept. 28. William Jephson to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue out of any unappropriated moneys in the Exchequer : Disposition Book VIII, p. 43.
l.
to the Treasurer of the Navy for the Victuallers 5,000
to Mr. Harbord to be by him paid over to Col. Trelawney 4,000
Same to same. As Mr. Johnson has not yet lent the 20,000 guineas which he agreed to lend to the King, if they are now offered you, you are not to receive them [at the rate of 1l. 1s. 8d. each, ut supra, p. 266] without further order from the Treasury Lords. Ibid.
William Jephson to Mr. Mathew, Receiver of the [12d.] Aid for co. Northampton, to pay 600l. to the steward of Mr. Wharton, the Comptroller of the Household, for shoes contracted for, for the service of Ireland. On your drawing bills on Mr. Harbord or his deputy, Mr. Herriot, he shall pay the like sum into the Exchequer on your account of the Aid. Disposition Book VIII, p. 44.
Same to the Customs Commissioners, enclosing Thomas Apprice's petition for a King's waiter's place, London port. Have you any objections to his qualifications? Out Letters (General) XII, p. 105.
Same to the Navy Commissioners for a state of the whole debt of the Navy as it stands at this Michaelmas, for wages, victuals, stores and all other particulars : distinguishing the debt incurred since 1688, Christmas, from the other. Ibid.
Sept. 28 and 30. Same to the Ordnance officers for a like statement of the debt of the Ordnance.
The like to the Earl of Ranelagh for the debt to the Forces.
to the Earl of Montague for the debt to the Great Wardrobe.
to William Harbord for the debt to the Forces [in the Expedition to Ireland] under his payment.
to the Earl of Portland for the debt to the Privy Purse.
to Visct. Newport for the debt to the Cofferer's Office.
to Sir Gilbert Talbott for the debt to the Jewel House.
to Monsieur Overkirke for the debt to the Stables.
to Sir Christopher Wren for the debt to the Works.
to Sir Rowland Gwynn for the debt to the Treasurer of the Chamber's Office.
Ibid, pp. 105-6.
Sept. 28. Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Samuell Dawes for the place of surveyor, Plymouth port, loco Mr. Butler. Reference Book VI, p. 96.
Treasury warrant to the Clerk of the Pipe for letters patent under the Exchequer seal to constitute John Packer to the office of high steward of the Honor of Otford and bailiff of the manors and keeper of the woods and understeward and keeper of the courts of the manors of said Honor. Warrants not Relating to Money XIII, p. 104.
Same to the late contractors for the tin farm to forthwith deliver to Charles Godolphin, James Hoare and Andrew Corbett, Commissioners for coining farthings and halfpence of tin, all the engines, tools and utensils belonging to the King which were put into your hands for the like use by the late Treasury Lords' warrant. Ibid, p. 106.
Royal warrant for 20s. a day each to William Robinson and Israell Feilding as Comptroller or Comptrollers General of all provisions and necessaries for the Forces designed for Ireland : same to commence from Aug. 14 last : to be payable monthly or quarterly : with a clause for the allowance of their incidents by the Commander in Chief of the Forces in Ireland. King's Warrant Book XIV, p. 270.
Sept. 30. Privy seal for 50s. a day to John Andrew Eckhart, esq., for his ordinary as Resident at Brussels : payable quarterly, the first quarter to be advanced : with the usual clause for the allowance of his extraordinaries. King's Warrant Book XIV, p. 249.
Money warrant for 5,406l. 9s. 9d. to Robert Vyner, their Majesties' goldsmith, as in part of 9,507l. 3s. 9d. due to him for plate etc. as below. (Money order dated Oct. 1 hereon.)
Appending : certificate, dated Sept. 23, from Sir Gilbert Talbott, Master of the Jewel House, of Vyner's deliveries into the Jewel House from April 12 last to the 22nd Sept. inst., viz. 2,823l. 16s. 8d. for 4,440oz. 2dwt. 12gr. of gilt plate, most of it curiously wrought, inchased and enamelled ; 6,089l. 15s. 3d. for 15,779oz. 17dwt. of white plate, great part thereof wrought and inchased ; 157l. 15s. 6d. for 21oz. 9gr. of gold for workmanship and setting of diamonds ; 107l. 17s. 11d. for boiling, planishing and repairing 7,676oz. of the King's store plate ; 184l. 1s. 9d. for new making 1,017oz. 16dwt. of the store plate ; 38l. 2s. 0d. for engraving their Majesties' arms and ciphers on said gilt and white plate and for payments to the coffer maker, case maker etc. ; 8l. 7s. 8d. to the officers of the Jewel House for paper, parchment, wood, coal etc. : or in all 9,507l. 3s. 9d.
Money Book X, p. 101. Order Book III, p. 32.
William Jephson to the Auditor of the Receipt. Mr. Vyner, the King's goldsmith, has proposed to lend, or to procure to be lent, 30,000l. to the King on the credit of the 12d. Aid ; viz. 20,000l. by Sir Walter Plummer of Mitcham, co. Surrey, and 10,000l. by himself. As soon as 25,000l. thereof is paid into the Exchequer you are to issue 5,000l. thereof to said Vyner, and 2,593l. 10s. 3d. more when the remaining 5,000l. is paid in. Disposition Book VIII, p. 44.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Thomas Buckworth for restoration to his place as collector of Wisbech, wherein he was succeeded by Mr. Arden without notice or cause. Reference Book VI, p. 96
Treasury warrant to the Clerk of the Pipe for letters patent under the Exchequer seal to constitute John Gilham as bailiff and collector of the manor of Wingham : with the fee of 6l. per an. Warrants not Relating to Money XIII, p. 107.
[?] Treasury signature of the docquet of a lease to Michael Langdon of a tenement called Bradford in Pyworthy, co. Devon, parcel of the late Priory of Launceston, and now of the Duchy of Cornwall : for 99 years, terminable on the lives of Robert Frayne and William and Susanna, children of the said Michael Langdon : and likewise of a [second] tenement called Bradford there, late in the tenure of John Cornue, for 99 years terminable on the lives of said Michael and his said two children. Ibid, p. 108.
[?] Same of a same to Jasper Kingsman of the Hundred of Chafford, co. Essex, and of the office of bailiff and steward of said Hundred. Ibid.
[?] Same of a same to Lady Mary Ash of the ferry over the Thames called Richmond Ferry in reversion of the two leases to the late Sir Joseph Ash and to Charles Osbourn and John Knight. Ibid.