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'Entry Book: November 1689, 1-15', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 9: 1689-1692 (1931), pp. 293-305. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=104786 Date accessed: 26 October 2014.


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November 1689, 1-15

Date. Nature and Substance of the Entry. Reference.
Nov. 1. Money warrant for 250l. to Frances, Countess of Portland, for 1688, Sept. 29 quarter, on her pension. Money Book X, p. 116.
Same for 80l. to Charles Bertie for two years to Sept. 29 last on his fee as Treasurer and Paymaster of the Ordnance. Ibid, p. 117.
Treasury dormant warrant to the Auditors of [Imprests as Auditors of] First Fruits and Tenths to allow from time to time in the accounts of Robert Squibb as Receiver of First Fruits and Tenths the fee of 100l. per an. to himself and 20l. per an. to a clerk : as from 1688, Christmas. Ibid.
Treasury warrant to the Receipt for tallies on the Tenths of the dioceses of Oxford etc. for 106l. 5s. 0d. to Elizabeth Hamilton, being last Sept. 29 quarter on the unassigned moiety of the annuity for her children : and for 125l., being same quarter on her own annuity. Ibid, p. 118.
Same to same for like tallies for 106l. 5s. 0d. to James Hamilton for same quarter on his assigned moiety of the above annuity. Ibid, p. 119.
Treasury subscription for the execution of a money order of Oct. 25 last for 5,000l. to Stephen Evance in repayment of the like sum lent by him Oct. 25 last on the credit of the Act [1 Wm. and Mary, c. 3] for a present Aid. Order Book III, p. 37.
William Jephson to the Attorney and Solicitor General and to Sir Charles Hedges, Judge of the High Court of Admiralty. The Commissioners for Prizes have represented to the Treasury Lords that several private undertakers would take out letters of marque from the Admiralty Court here and [would] pass to the West Indies, but are restrained by an obligation required from them to send home all their prizes ; whereto they object the hazard of the voyage, the danger of their [the prizes] being re-taken, the disfurnishing their own ships of men and that the goods are sometimes of a perishable nature. The Treasury Lords having heard your opinions in that matter desire you, with the Prizes Commissioners, to draw up for my Lords the form of a bond whereby such adventurers may be left at liberty to resort to the next judicature [port] where a Court [of Admiralty] is or shall be erected by their Majesties' authority for the trial and adjudication of prizes ; but that the account of the proceed of the said prizes when required shall be given here in England. Out Letters (General) XII, p. 118.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to observe and execute an order of 1678, Aug. 3, by the Earl of Danby for the Africa Company to ship provisions, Customs free, as the East India Company did [and does] ; which order was confirmed by the Treasury Lords 1679, April 17. The present confirmation is nevertheless subject to the limitations in the original order and particularly that lists of the provisions to be shipped be first submitted to you, the Customs Commissioners. Warrants not Relating to Money XIII, p. 110.
Nov. 2. William Jephson to Mr. Blathwaite. The payments made by me for the contingent service of Ireland amount to 1,437l. Please lay this before the Committee for the Affairs of Ireland. Out Letters (General) XII, p. 118.
Same to the Solicitor General to report on the enclosed letter [missing] of the 8th ult. from the Commissioners for Ipswich for the 12d. Aid, complaining of the assessors for not doing their duty. Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to report forthwith on the Treasury Lords' recommendation of John Pye to be solicitor to take care of coast bonds loco Geo. Robinson, who was formerly convicted of perjury, as the said Pye certifies. Ibid, p. 119.
Same to Mr. Harbord. I have read to my Lords yours of the 7th, 20th and 24th ult., together with the accounts and papers of demands sent over therewith. My Lords will take all the care they possibly can to supply you with money. They desire you to consider the Proclamation of the 24th ult., which is printed in the Gazette, and to send them your opinion whether the duty free import of the several commodities therein will be of so great advantage to the Army as to overbalance the damage to the King from the loss of the duties. Out Letters (Ireland) VI, p. 9.
Nov. 4. Royal warrant for establishing and incorporating the several French reformed officers as below into Regiments as below ; they having come over with the King into this kingdom and being now in service in Ireland and not yet incorporated in any Regiments. The rate of pay to be hereby 5s. per day for each Captain, 2s. 6d. per day for each Lieutenant and 2s. per day for each Ensign as from July 1 last, viz. :
In Col. De la Melonier's Regiment :
Captains : La Seigne, Pierre de Vicouse, Centurion belau la Mote, Louis Chabranla, Martel van Dere, Louis de Rosoy, Paul la Risè, Abraham Courtelle, Jean du Rill de Villers, Josue Mechin, Claud Sarment, Louis la Pamiere, Isaac de la Clide L'Estrille, Pierre de la Roche, Louis Gauvry, Jaques Brabant, Joan [Jean] de la Clide, Char de Bures Betan Court.
Lieutenants : Francois de la Patt, Louis D'Andurant, Jaques Ricetier, Morne la Porte, Plessis Majou, Louis Tourounce, Francois du Bour, Jean Bigot, Jean Riou, Guy Alexa[ndre] Millery, Alexander Pellat, Pierre Unicenot, Pierre La Lane, Isaac Bressons, Michel de Buros Sailly, Francois Robt. La Lose, Pierre Fraisinet, Papin de Molange, Sebastian Darragan, Hector Boisbleau, Charles Pointelle, Leon L'Eveq[ue], — Terry.
Ensigns : La Cordre, Louis Malide, Benja. Manelair, Estienne Anchroches, Pierre Bourdales, Isaac Malerade, Samll. Du Forde, Jos. Du Forde.
King's Warrant Book XIV, pp. 290-1.
Col. Du Cambon's Regiment :
Captains : Castillon, Thenies, Nolitoy, Lesgarde, De Lecgle, Du Gardin, Aubin, Simon, La Cour, Daunils, Tiberne, Lallache, Charrier, Vetron, Galij, Des Irois.
Lieutenants : Bellet, Gaulier, Carles, Masot, Dambois, Du Vignen, St. Thomas, La Chancellerie, Bourdin, Bancours, Luisne, Royere, St. Leger, Faure, Pegat, Melier, Chabanes.
Ensigns : Chabers, Pramesat, Bardon, Du Mas, Rials, La Cross, Baudoin, Brocas, Brocas, Belliote.
Col. De la Calimote's Regiment :
Captains : Ponterun, Pron, Massu de St. Pardon, Verdier, Jourtron l'Eveque, La Garde, Dufay, Mariogell, La Coste, Du verge de mon Roy, Montagnac, Du Mont, Liger, Le Cercler, Marescal, Sansaix.
Lieutenants : La Ferrier, Le gous de Lespois, Le Seuir de Barnay, Pommeau, Le Duc, Vialas, Pruer, Foncalta, La Fortelle, Descorviac, De Mestre, Du Long, Du Solvan, Morcier, Friar, La Brissonier, Lisle Du Roy, Vivains.
Ensigns : Mehery, Rapin, Gentiller, La Verniere, Martin, Geoffry, La Haunteville, Rousillon, Mathew La bae [? bal], Dapers.
William Jephson to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue as follows out of unappropriated moneys in the Exchequer, viz. : Disposition Book VIII, p. 53.
l.
to the Paymaster of the Works for the works at Kensington 500
to ditto for same at Hampton Court 1,000
to me [Jephson] for secret service 500
£2,000
Nov. 5. Same to the Earl of Montagu. James Tisser has represented to my Lords on behalf of John Poictvin and his creditors that 2,376l. 16s. 0d. is owing in the Great Wardrobe to Poictvin for goods furnished in thither. Send my Lords a state of said debt. Out Letters (General) XII, p. 119.
Same to the Solicitor General to report on the enclosed letter [missing], dated Doncaster, May 2, from the Commissioners in co. Yorks for the 12d. Aid, viz. concerning the assessing of practising attorneys and the officers of Excise in that county. Ibid.
Nov. 6. Same to the Customs Commissioners to see opened at Whitehall goods as follows. The books therein are to be examined as the law directs.
Appending : schedule, signed D'Allonne, of several parcels of household goods and wearing apparel belonging to the Queen and several of her servants and also to the Earl of Portland : said goods being now on the Adriana, Harry Pietersen master, in the Thames (chocolate, butter, Rhenish wine, Dutch chairs, china ["cheney"] etc.).
Ibid, pp. 119-20.
Nov. 7. Royal warrant to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal for a security as follows to Sir Henry Ashurst, Sir John Morden, Sir Samuell Dashwood, Sir Humphry Edwin, William Strong, John Foche, Stephen Evance and Charles Duncombe for the 100,000l. lent or to be lent, ut supra, pp. 273-4 : the States General of the United Provinces having by their deed, dated Oct. 21 last, constituted the Lords Alexander Schimmelpennink ab Oye, Lord of Engelinburg ; Nicholas Witsen, Consul of Amsterdam ; William Nassau, Lord Odyk ; Arnold de Citters, ex-Senator ; and Everhard de Weed, Lord of Dykvelt, Ambassadors from the said States General, [as] their plenipotentiaries, procurators and agents to receive the 600,000l. as under the Act of 1 William and Mary, c. 28, either from the Exchequer or from persons [in England] willing to lend money on the credit of said Act and in the latter case with power to repay the same by transferring or assigning to them the like sums out of the duties and impositions appropriated by the said Act, with power to make registers in the Exchequer or to strike tallies of assignment in order thereto : and further the said procurators, Lords Engelenburg, Witsen, Odyk, Citters and Dykvelt have by deed agreed that for the further security of such lenders a public register shall be made or established in the Exchequer and the moneys arising since Michaelmas last on the duties appropriated by the Act as abovesaid shall be issued and paid by orders [registered in chronological order or] in course upon such register : and further the said Ashurst et al. as above have agreed to lend 100,000l. to be applied towards satisfaction of said 600,000l. to the States General and to renew loans for that purpose in manner set down in a patent under the great seal, dated Oct. 14 ult., "and it is very likely" that they or others may advance [further] sums towards the same purpose. To that end therefore it is hereby commanded (in accordance with the Act of 1 James II, c. 17, confirming the Act of 19 Car. II, c. 12, concerning assigning orders in the Exchequer) that the money arising out of the duties appropriated as above shall be paid into the Exchequer, separate accounts kept of it and no tallies of assignment or anticipation or warrant of any kind shall be drawn to divert the same and that a register as above shall be kept in the Receipt of the Exchequer to which lenders shall have free access, and tallies of loan shall be struck thereon immediately any loan is made and thereupon orders of repayment out of the said funds are to be forthwith drawn. And in the first place orders are to be signed thereon for 20,000l. in part of 60,000l. to the servants of Charles II as by the said Act : this sum to be registered first on the said register and thereafter the orders of loan in their course by date as above, and no preference is to be given to one person above another contrary to the said course. But if the persons concerned do not come for their money in their due course or turn, the interest thereon is to cease from the time that their money is thereby reserved and kept in bank for them. For the further encouragement of lenders no fees or rewards are hereby to be taken from them in respect of such loans. And the sum of 600,000l. or any part thereof is hereby to be paid to the States General out of such loans. Provided always that the remainder of the 60,000l. to the servants of Charles II be satisfied by the King's direction out of the funds as above at the times appointed by the Appropriating Act as above. Further hereby 6 per cent interest is to be paid on such loans as above ; to be paid out of the Excise. King's Warrant Book XIV, pp. 276-285.
Money order for 1,251l. 4s. 11½d. to John Packer, Usher of the Receipt, in full of his liberate for necessaries delivered to the officers of the Receipt in Michaelmas and Hilary terms, 1688 : to be satisfied by tallies on the Tenths of Norwich diocese. Order Book III, p. 37.
William Jephson to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue as follows out of unappropriated moneys in the Exchequer, viz. : Disposition Book VIII, p. 53.
l. s. d.
to the Earl of Ranelagh for subsistence [of the Forces] 2,868 7 6
to ditto to pay a bill from Major-General Mackay 730 0 0
to ditto to pay Monsieur Scravemore for the balance of his account 453 4 8
to Mr. Harbord to pay Mr. Ingram for clothing [see infra, p. 317] 2,000 0 0
to ditto to pay for medicaments 260 0 0
to the Treasurer of the Navy for the Victuallers 5,000 0 0
to the Treasurer of the Ordnance for the service of Ireland 2,000 0 0
to the Privy Purse 500 0 0
to me [Jephson] for secret service 2,000 0 0
to Mr. Lloyd for the works at Kensington 500 0 0
£16,311 12 2
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Peter Vansittart et al. freighters of the ships Susannah and Crowned Hope ; shewing that they freighted same for Hamburg with inter al. 475 bags of saltpetre and same were cleared and waiting for convoy when the Proclamation came forth prohibiting the export of saltpetre ; and to unlade same petitioners had to unlade the whole ship, whereby they lost their convoy and are still lying waiting for same : which has been 500l. damage to them : therefore pray satisfaction of this loss sustained for the public benefit. Reference Book VI, p. 103.
Same to same of the petition of Peter Verhagen for restitution of a set of coach horses brought over from Holland and intended for the King, but lately seized for non-payment of Custom. Ibid.
Same to same of the petition of John Lovet, late of Dublin, merchant, praying the delivery, Customs free, of 38 pieces of tapestry hangings made there [in Ireland] and which he brought with him when forced to fly from thence, same being not designed for a foreign market, and the Custom thereon so great that he is unable to pay it. Ibid.
Nov. 8. William Jephson to the Customs Commissioners. The Treasury Lords have considered your report of Aug. 23 last on the complaint against Mr. Warren, customer of Plymouth, for the escape of two French [ships'] commanders committed to his care. It appears by certificate of Sir Nicholas Slanning, Deputy Governor of Plymouth, and Lieut.-Col. Trelawney that after the Deputy Governor had refused to receive the said prisoners into the citadel and the Major [Mayor] refused to put them in the common gaol the said Lieut.-Col. Trelawney and the rest of the officers of that Regiment gave Mr. Warren their opinions and advice that there was not a more fit place for securing them than that into which they were put, and that there was always a strong guard of soldiers placed upon them. And the Earl of Bath certifies that he conceives Mr. Warren could do no more than he did. Mr. Lytcott also certifies that Warren has held his office for many years and faithfully discharged his trust therein. These certificates are made since your report. My Lords are disposed to continue Warren in his place and to release him from further attendance here. Out Letters (General) XII, p. 120.
Same to the Excise Commissioners to permit Sir Vere Fane and partners to inspect the books and papers relating to the accounts of Excise from the year 1680. Ibid, p. 121.
Same to the Commissioners at Ipswich for the 12d. Aid. The Treasury Lords referred to Sir John Somers, the Solicitor General, your letter of the 28th ult., complaining of the assessors for not doing their duty. His opinion, dated Nov. 5, thereon is as follows : "In case of an appeal the Commissioners may increase the assessments, but I do not see that by the Act the Commissioners have any power to compel the assessors (who are named by the Commissioners and do act upon their oaths) to alter their assessments. But I think it may be proper for the Commissioners to let the assessors know that if they wilfully under-rate persons contrary to their knowledge they are liable to be prosecuted by way of indictment." You are to govern yourselves according to this opinion. Ibid.
Same to the like Commissioners at Doncaster in co. Yorks. My Lords referred to the above Solicitor General yours of the 2nd inst. concerning the assessing of practising attorneys and officers of the Excise. His opinion, dated Nov. 5 inst., is as follows : "I am of opinion there is nothing in the Act which does warrant the assessing of attorneys for their practice ; but I conceive the officers of the Excise are to be assessed for their employments." Govern yourselves accordingly. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Blathwayt [as Secretary to the Forces] to procure a royal warrant for allowing to the Rt. Honble. William Harbord the following sums on his producing vouchers that he has paid same : viz. for bills of Mr. Acam, 600l. and 500l. ; of Mr. Henley, 1,000l. and 1,000l. and 2,000l. ; of Mein Heer Van Lone 400l. ; of Mr. Fryth 346l. 10s. 0d. and 500l. and 100l. and 52l. 10s. 0d. and 160l. and 85l. : in all 6,744l. Ibid, p. 122.
Treasury reference to Mr. Fillingham et al. [Agents for Taxes] of the petition of Thomas Mathews, Receiver General of the 'present' Aid [1 Wm. and Mary, c. 3] for co. Hereford, praying an allowance for his extraordinary charges in bringing up his moneys [to London] under strong guard. Reference Book VI, p. 103.
Same to same of the like petition of Richard Tregeare as same for the said Aid and also for the Poll for co. Cornwall : his said charges therein being 100l. Ibid.
Nov. 9. Treasury dormant warrant to Thomas Fox, Customs Cashier, to pay Morgan Powell's salary of 10l. per an. as Comptroller of Milford port. Money Book X, p. 119.
The like for Richard Powys's salary as searcher of Ipswich port. Ibid, p. 120.
Oct. [sic probably erratum for Nov.] 9. William Jephson to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue (out of the 1,500l. agreed to be lent by John Dyve on the credit of the 12d. Aid) 525l. to Col. William Wolseley on the order of June 8 last for 2½ years' salary to Lady day last to him as Supervisor and Conservator of the Forest of Dean and to the keepers of said forest. Disposition Book VIII, p. 54.
Nov. 9. Same to Col. Birch [as Auditor of Excise] and the like to Mr. Ashmole [as Comptroller of Excise] to permit Sir Vere Fane et al. to examine the Excise books etc., ut supra, p. 298. Out Letters (General) XII, p. 121.
Same to the Earl of Ranelagh to bring to the Treasury Lords on Tuesday next your proposals of what you think fitting to be done for regulating the Agents, the pay and the clothing of the Army. (The like notice to Mr. Blathwayt and Mr. Crawford.) Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to send word by this night's post to the collector of Chester and Liverpool ports, ut supra, p. 64. You are to attend the Committee for Irish Affairs this afternoon as to the late Order in Council touching transporting several commodities to Ireland. Ibid, p. 122.
Same to same. Hasten your report on Mr. Wildgos's reference of Oct. 22 ult., ut supra, p. 59. Ibid.
Treasury fiat for royal letters patent to constitute Francis Spendlove as Comptroller of Yarmouth port, being the post already held by him. Out Letters (Customs) XII, p. 81.
Treasury reference to the Auditor concerned, of the petition of Samuel Fines for renewal of his warrant as receiver of fee farms for cos. Northampton and Rutland. Reference Book VI, p. 103.
Nov. 11. William Jephson to Serjeant Ryley. The Treasury Lords agree to your report on Mr. Young's and Mr. Progers' memorial concerning repairs of the gates and fothering yards in the House Park at Hampton Court and the fothering pens and racks in the Middle Park there. See same performed accordingly. Out Letters (General) XII, p. 122.
Treasury order to the Customs Commissioners to observe an order of the King in Council, dated Whitehall, Nov. 7 inst., to stay the following ships till they give bond not to trade with the enemy : the King being informed that they are carrying arms and ammunition to the King's enemy in Barbary : viz. : the Santa Cruse, merchant, Tho. Wilkinson master ; the Elizabeth, — Thorne master ; the Adventure, — Mandrie master ; the Industry, Geo. Stephens master ; the Legion, John Ward master : all lying in the Thames. Out Letters (Customs) XII, p. 81.
Treasury warrant to the Excise Commissioners to relinquish the extent of the goods of Sarah Dodd of Chester, widow, and of her small estate in the manor of West Ham, near Bow, in Essex, and to take from her and Sarah Fletcher in lieu thereof their bond for 170l., representing the value of two bills of exchange which said Dodd drew on said Fletcher, late of Cork, Ireland, widow, being money which said Dodd received from the collector of Excise in Chester ; all by reason that all intercourse and returning of money from Ireland has ceased because of the late King James landing there, whereby neither of the petitioners can procure money to satisfy the said bills at present. Warrants not Relating to Money XIII, p. 110.
Nov. 12. William Jephson to Mr. Blathwayte to lay before the Committee for the Affairs of Ireland the following presentment.
Appending : said presentment, dated Nov. 9, from the Customs Commissioners on the subject matter of the letter from Mr. Fryth of Chester, concerning the inconvenience of bringing ships to Park Gate, New Quay and Denwall in Chester port if employed on his Majesty's service, ut supra, p. 292. The collector of Chester port to whom we referred the matter has represented thereon that for ships of great burthen which cannot when laden lie aground without prejudice Park Gate is not so convenient. But that ships of Chester, Liverpool and Whitehaven are not of the [said] sort, for they are built chiefly for the coal trade and are used to lie aground and for such ships Park Gate is most convenient, and that these ships being chiefly employed on that [the King's] service the Commissioners presenting their bills of lading at the Custom House may have such speedy despatches that a tide may not be lost. He therefore desires that a proviso be added to the order that such ships as cannot so lie aground, by reason of their burden or fashion of build, they may take in their lading at Hoylake.
Out Letters (General) XII, p. 123. Out Letters (Customs) XII, pp. 82-3.
Same to the Earl of Shrewsbury. In yours of Oct. 22 last you desire the stopping of all persons passing out of the kingdom at the ports from Gravesend to Rye inclusive, ut supra, pp. 286-7. The Customs Commissioners by a memorial of the 9th inst. desire to know whether the occasion of the said stop be yet removed and whether the stop is to continue or not. Send the Treasury Lords answer thereto. Out Letters (General) XII, p. 123.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to send an officer to Whitehall to view the goods which the King is sending on board "for the service of the Queen of Spain ; paying Customs for such of the said goods as are Customable." Ibid.
Same to same to pass, Customs free, the provisions for the Earl of Argyll's Regiment in Scotland, as by the enclosed list [missing] (being clothes, gloves etc.). Ibid.
William Jephson to the Customs Commissioners. The Earl of Shrewsbury has acquainted the Treasury Lords that there is no further occasion for the stop on the ports from Gravesend to Rye as above, p. 300. Therefore take it off : but withal take the ordinary care to prevent the passing [over sea] of such persons as have no [passes or] allowance for it. Out Letters (General)XII, p. 124.
Same to Mr. Harbord, enclosing extracts [missing] of several of Mr. Shales's letters, in which he says he is ready to give in his accounts to you. It is the King's pleasure that you make the deductions according to the orders formerly agreed upon at the Treasury, not exceeding 4d. for every soldier ; and that although the Commissary General has made no exact return of what provisions are delivered out, yet you should have made deductions out of the subsistence according to the best conjecture that you could make, for want of which 'tis feared the King may suffer some loss. To prevent this, the Treasury Lords recommend you to call Mr. Shales to an account, since he says he is ready to make it when required. Out Letters (Ireland) VI, p. 10.
Same to the abovesaid Shales, enclosing an extract [missing] of a paper from the abovesaid Harbord complaining that though you have been often solicited, yet you have made no returns of the provisions delivered to the Army [in Ireland], by reason whereof no money has yet been stopped out of the subsistence money of said Forces on that account. You are forthwith to give in your accounts to Harbord, and for the future fail not to give him accounts from time to time of such deliveries of provisions. Ibid.
Nov. 13. Treasury warrant to the Receipt for tallies on the Customs for 1,200l. to Charles Bertie on any unsatisfied orders in his name as Treasurer of the Ordnance : same to be applied towards satisfaction of what is due in the Office of Ordnance to John Fitch. Money Book X, p. 120.
Money warrant for 1,197l. 9s. 7d. to Bartholomew Fillingham, Thomas Hall, Edmd. Woodrofle and Philip Ryley, Agents for bringing in of Taxes ; who are immediately thereupon to repay same into the Exchequer on account of William Whitebread as Receiver General for co. Beds of the 'present' Aid [of 1 Wm. and Mary, e. 3], he having overpaid said sum by paying it to the account of the late Poll (of which he was also Receiver) instead of to that of the said 'present' Aid. (Money order dated Nov. 13 hereon.) Ibid, pp. 120-1. Order Book, III, p. 37.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to employ Samuel Lubbock as surveyor of Yarmouth port loco Richard Glanvill, deceased.
Griffith Temple as landwaiter in Plymouth port loco William Fairbank, who has deserted said employment.
Out Letters (Customs) XII, p. 82.
Treasury reference to same of the Order in Council as below, to report thereon why the prizes as therein are detained and their opinion on the matter.
Prefixing : Order of the King in Council, dated Whitehall, Nov. 7, made upon reading the memorial of Myn Heer Van Citters, Ambassador of the States General, complaining that 15 prizes belonging to Capt. Huge, commander of the Eagle of Middleburg, and John Lawrence, captain of the Bird of Prey of Flushing, are detained from them in Yarmouth port by the Customs officers on pretence of fees due to them. It is hereby ordered that the Treasury Lords order that said prizes be not stopped on pretence of such fees.
Reference Book VI, p. 104.
Treasury warrant to the King's Remembrancer to forbear process until next term against Sir Edward Dering, kt., late Receiver General for cos. Suffolk and Cambridge : he being now upon his accounts. Warrants not Relating to Money XIII, p. 111.
[?] Unfinished and undated entry of Treasury letters patent appointing William Upcott of Truro, co. Cornwall, to be one of the four supervisors of tin blowing houses in Cornwall or Devon : being to wit the place already enjoyed by him. Ibid.
Nov. 14. William Jephson to Mr. Nott to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Elizabeth Breban, wife of Francis Breban, kettle drummer to the Second Troop of Guards, concerning liveries due to her husband ; together with the Earl of Ranelagh's report [missing] thereon. Out Letters (General) XII, p. 124.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to send an officer to the house of the Rt. Honble. Admiral Russell to view his goods in order to their shipment. Ibid.
Treasury reference to same of the petition of Francis Kirby for the office of surveyor of Lynn Regis port, which is likely to be vacant. Reference Book VI, p. 104.
Same to the Agents [for Taxes] of the petition of Mr. Whitebread, Receiver of the 'present' Aid [1 Wm. and Mary, c. 3] and the Poll for co. Beds ; praying allowance of his extraordinary charges in hiring guards etc. for bringing up his moneys to the Exchequer. Ibid.
Nov. 15. Royal warrant to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for 100,000l. to Charles Bertie, Treasurer of the Ordnance ; as imprest for land and sea service of the Office of Ordnance. (Money warrant dated Nov. 25 hereon : quoting the privy seal as dated Nov. 21.) (Money order dated Nov. 29 hereon.) King's Warrant Book XIV, p. 286. Money Book X, p. 129. Order Book III, p. 41.
Royal sign manual for 6,000l. to Charles Godolphin, James Hoare and Andrew Corbet, Commissioners for making tin farthings and halfpence : as imprest to pay for tin bought or to be bought for making said farthings etc. (Money warrant dated Nov. 16 hereon.) (Money order dated Nov. 18 hereon.) King's Warrant Book XIV, p. 286. Money Book X, p. 124. Order Book III, p. 39.
Royal warrant to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for the payment out of the revenues of the Honor and Castle of Windsor of 25l. to William Clark, woodward within the lordship of Cookham and Bray and woodward of all the woods, underwoods and hedgerows in Windsor Forest ; and 20l. each to Robert Hannington, Daniell Tyndall and Augustine Hannington as underkeepers respectively of Bagshot Walk, Easthampstead Walk and Sandhurst Walk, the three Red Deer Walks within the bailiwick of Finchampstead in said forest : being for one year each to Michaelmas last on their wages : with dormant clause for payment of said wages in future. And likewise for the payment of 30l. per an. to the said Clark for providing hay for the red deer there : upon which latter item 60l. is hereby forthwith to be paid him for two years ended Michaelmas last. If the revenue of said Honor of Windsor should fall short of meeting these sums they are hereby to be met out of any unappropriated moneys in the Exchequer. King's Warrant Book XIV, pp. 287-9.
Treasury warrant to Mr. Fox, the Customs Cashier, to pay John Langwith 16l. 3s. 4d. for last Sept. 29 quarter as messenger attending the Customs. Money Book X, p. 121.
Treasury allowance of said Langwith's salary of 16l. 3s. 4d. for same quarter's attendance on the Treasury Lords. Ibid.
Money warrant dormant for the fee or salary of 200l. per an. to Littleton Powys as one of the Justices of Chester : as by the privy seal of Sept. 18 last. Ibid.
Money warrant for 25l. to Alan Garway, Receiver General, for the two 3 months' Aid [1 Wm. and Mary, c. 3] for co. Southampton ; as for extraordinary charges in safe conducting his moneys to the Exchequer. (Money order dated Nov. 16 hereon.) Ibid, p. 122. Order Book III, p. 38.
Treasury warrant to the Receipt for tallies on the Excise for 850l. to Charles Bertie on any unsatisfied orders in his name as Treasurer and Paymaster of the Ordnance : to be applied towards satisfaction of what is due to John Fitch in the Office of Ordnance. Money Book X, p. 122.
Same to same for tallies for 7,120l. to William Harbord on the Customs on any unsatisfied orders in the name of said Harbord for the service of the Forces in Ireland ; 5,000l. thereof to pay a bill drawn by the Duke of Schonberg July 23 last at Chester upon said Harbord, payable to Thomas Fox, the Customs Cashier, for value received [in money of the Customs from or] of John Hodgson, collector of Liverpool port ; 1,000l. thereof to pay another bill drawn by same on same day on said Harbord, payable to said Fox, for value similarly received of Mathew Anderton, collector of Chester port ; 500l. thereof to pay a bill drawn by Major General Scravemore Aug. 21 last at Chester for value received of said Hodgson ; and the remaining 620l. thereof to make good to Marke Wildbore, collector of Whitehaven port, the like sum which he advanced to John Shales out of the Customs at Whitehaven to [enable Shales to] prepare for the late exportation from thence to Ireland. Ibid, p. 123.
Same dormant to Mr. Fox, Customs Cashier, for payment of the salary of 38l. 13s. 4d. per an. to Christopher Warren and Robert Warren as customer of Plymouth port. Ibid.
William Jephson to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue as follows out of any unappropriated moneys in the Exchequer, viz. : Disposition Book VIII, p. 54.
l. s. d.
to Mr. Harbord to pay a list delivered in this day 4,013 8 6
to ditto to pay to Mr. Ingram upon his contract for clothing the Enniskillen and Londonderry men 2,000 0 0
to ditto upon account for the Danish Forces 12,000 0 0
to the Earl of Ranelagh for the Dutch Troops 10,000 0 0
to ditto for subsistence [of the English Forces] 2,868 7 6
to the Treasurer of the Ordnance 2,000 0 0
to the Treasurer of the Navy for the victualling (in the margin : "respited") 8,000 0 0
to ditto for the Sick and Wounded 2,000 0 0
to the Privy Purse 500 0 0
to the Paymaster of the Works, for Kensington 500 0 0
to ditto, for Hampton Court 1,000 0 0
to me [Jephson] for secret service 1,500 0 0
£46,381 16 0
Same to the Excise Commissioners to satisfy out of Excise moneys the 850l. for John Fitch, ut supra, p. 303 : viz. by money "payable by bills drawn upon him by Mr. Fox, the Receiver of the Excise at Hull." Ibid p. 55.
The like to Mr. Fox, the Customs Cashier, to satisfy out of Customs money the 1,200l. to John Fitch, ut supra, p. 301 : viz. out of money payable by bills drawn on him by John Holland, collector of Customs, Hull port. Ibid.
The Treasury Lords to the Lord Mayor of London. On the 9th inst. the House of Commons voted that they will take care that persons advancing up to 300,000l. on the 12d. Subsidy [Aid] Bill should have their debts transferred to the [2s.] Subsidy now granted in case the other fall short. By the King's command we are to let you know that his affairs at this instant (before the supplies which are intended can be settled in a Parliamentary way and be made effectual) are very much streightened for want of money for the Navy and for the reducing of Ireland and other important uses ; therefore desiring that the city will make loans into the Exchequer on the security of the 12d. Aid or (as above) in case of deficiency then the security to be supplied out of the new Aids. The King has had so many proofs of the city's zeal in his service that he believes that they will comply herewith in some considerable proportion. We therefore recommend to you to call a Common Council and to communicate to them this letter. Out Letters (General) XII, p. 124.
Treasury order to the Customs Commissioners to observe an order of the Committee of Council for the Affairs of Ireland, dated the 13th inst., approving of the proposal as in the presentment, supra, p. 300, concerning lading ships in his Majesty's service for Ireland at Park Gate, New Quay and Denwall at or near Liverpool. Out Letters (Customs) XII, p. 81.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of William Johnson for some small employment, being destitute of a livelihood. The Treasury Lords, being well satisfied of his services and merits, recommend him for a tidesman's place. Reference Book VI, p. 104.
Same to same of the petition of Frances Thornton, widow, for payment (out of the money due to Mr. Mitton for his fees at Hull) of the 30l. due to her at Sept. 29 last out of the fees of the Comptroller of said port. Ibid, p. 105.
Same to the Commissioners of Excise and Hearthmoney of the petition of Capt. Robert Crauford, Lieut. Govr. of Sheerness, shewing that his brother, William Crauford, a collector of Hearthmoney for London and Middlesex, went into Holland to serve his Majesty, leaving his accounts unstated, and was made Ensign in Col. Ramsey's Regiment of Foot, in which quality he came over with his Majesty and is since killed in Scotland in the battle against Dundee, and no accounts or papers are to be found. Therefore petitioner prays that his brother's sureties may be discharged, there being arrears of pay due to said brother. Ibid, p. 106.