November 1689

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'Entry Book: November 1689, 16-30', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 9: 1689-1692 (1931), pp. 305-320. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=104787 Date accessed: 28 July 2014.


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November 1689, 16-30

Date. Nature and Substance of the Entry. Reference.
Nov. 16. Treasury warrant to Mr. Fox, Customs Cashier, to pay the executors of George Seagar, late a King's waiter, Bristol port, the arrears of his salary of 15l. per an. from 1688, Christmas, to Sept. 17 last, being the date of the commission to Joseph Flight as successor to said Seagar. Money Book X, p. 123.
Money warrant for 6,010l. to Sir Francis Child, kt., their Majesties' jeweller, for jewels supplied as follows as by certificate dated the 11th inst. from the Earl of Dorset, Lord Chamberlain of the Household : viz. a diamond ring of 300l. value given to the Envoy from the Landgraf of Hesse Cassel ; a ditto of 150l. value given to the Envoy from the Cantons of Switzerland ; a ditto of 150l. value given to the Envoy from [Christian Eberhard] the Prince [of] Oestfreeze [East Friesland] ; five jewels of diamonds with their Majesties' pictures, each of 1,000l. value, given to the five Ambassadors from the States General ; a diamond ring of 110l. value given to the Secretary of that Embassy ; a jewel of 300l. value given to Count Oxesterne [Oxenstierna], Envoy from Sweden. (Money order dated Nov. 18 hereon.) Ibid, pp. 124-5. Order Book III, p. 38.
Treasury warrant dormant to the Customs Cashier to pay John Tyndall's salary of 34l. per an. as searcher of Bristol port. Money Book X, p. 125.
Money warrant for 20l. to Jonathan Mathews, Receiver General of the present Aid [1 Wm. and Mary, c. 3], for co. Northampton, for his extraordinary charges of guards in two journeys for bringing up his moneys to the Exchequer. (Money order dated Dec. 2 hereon.) Ibid, pp. 125-6. Order Book III, p. 42.
William Jephson to the Customs Commissioners. The Treasury Lords are informed by Christopher Feild, master of the William and Mary, now lying at Wapping Stairs, that the ship Francis Padsey, Anthony FitzGerrald master (though entered under the name of another master at present), bound for Bilboa with wood and lead, is designed for Waterford in Ireland. Make strict inquiries as to this and report to my Lords. Meanwhile stop the ship. Out Letters (General) XII, p. 125.
William Jephson to Mr. Blathwayt to procure the necessary [King's] warrant for allowing in William Harbord's account [for the Forces sent to Ireland] the sum of 2,000l. intended to be paid by him to Mr. Ingram for clothing the Enniskillen and Londonderry men. Out Letters (General) XII, p. 125.
Treasury reference to Sir Geo. Treby, Solicitor General, of the petition of William Blathwayt for the lease of a house which the Lady [Countess Dowager] Marshall [Marischal] lately held ; the same lying even with the Horse and Foot Guards and very convenient for an office or dwelling place for the despatch of petitioner's business [as Secretary to the Forces] : and petitioner will endeavour at his own charge to make out [legally establish] the King's title to the said house and other the buildings by the Horse Guard against the pretensions of the Queen Dowager, who claims a title to same : (the said petition being referred to the Treasury Lords Nov. 14 inst. from the [Privy Council per the] Earl of Shrewsbury). Reference Book VI, p. 105.
William Jephson to Mr. Harbord. The Mr. Andrew Hamilton who brought to the King an address from the town of Enniskillen, has a bill drawn on you by Major General Kirke at the request of the Enniskillen officers for 100l., which was intended to defray Mr. Hamilton's charges in bringing said address and to be deducted out of the pay of said officers. By order of Council of the 14th inst. the King has ordered me to pay 100l. to said Hamilton as royal bounty to defray his charges to and from Ireland, and you are not to make any deduction for the same from the said officers. I have therefore paid him 100l. out of secret service money. Out Letters (Ireland) VI, pp. 10-11.
Nov. 18. Same to William Blathwayt to procure a [King's] warrant for allowing upon William Harbord's account [of moneys for the Forces in Ireland] the following payments by him, on Harbord's producing vouchers to prove that he has paid same : viz. : 500l. for a bill of Major Gen. Scravemore ; 145l. 18s. 6d. to several officers for half pay by the King's order ; 52l. 10s. 0d., 160l., 85l., 500l., 100l., 132l., 150l. for seven bills of Mr. Fryth ; 2,000l. for two bills of Mr. Henley ; 30l. to Mr. Anderton for one per cent on 3,000l. paid [to] Capt. Shales ; 118l. for contingencies for three Regiments ; 40l. to Capt. Francis Nicholson ; 12,000l. for a month's subsistence for the Danish Troops ; to be paid to Mr. Fotherby : total, 16,013l. 8s. 6d. Out Letters (General) XII, p. 126.
Same to same for a like warrant for similarly allowing in said Harbord's said account the following payments : viz. : 5,000l. for a bill on Harbord drawn by the Duke of Schonberg July 23 last at Chester, payable to Thomas Fox [Customs Cashier] for value received of John Hodgson, collector of Customs in Liverpool port ; 1,000l. on a like bill of same date for value received of Mathew Anderton, collector in Chester port ; 500l. for a bill drawn by Major General Scravemore Aug. 21 last for value received of said Hodgson ; 620l. for a bill drawn by Marke Wildboare, collector of Customs in Whitehaven port, for so much advanced to Mr. Shales (total, 7,120l.). Ibid.
Treasury reference to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands of the petition of Sir Henry Palmer, bart., for renewal of his grant of the place of steward of the courts of the manor of Wingham in Kent, which is void [by the accession of William and Mary]. Reference Book VI, p. 105.
Nov. 19. William Jephson to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue to Sir Francis Child, their Majesties' jeweller, 6,010l. in full of his order of the 18th inst., supra, p. 305 : to be paid out of the 9,000l. paid or to be paid into the Exchequer by Ralph Grange, esq., on the credit of the 12d. Aid. Disposition Book VIII, p. 55.
Same to Sir Samuell Dashwood not to fail to attend the Committee for the City Loan this afternoon. (The like notice to Sir Hum. Edwin.) Out Letters (General) XII, p. 126.
Same to the Customs Commissioners. The King's Army is upon removal from Carlingford etc., ut supra, p. 66. I enclose an extract [missing] of a letter of the 16th inst. from Chester concerning a vessel arrived there with passengers from Dublin. Give strict orders to the officers at Chester and elsewhere to take more care in searching the ships and passengers that come from Ireland and particularly the said ship, so as to secure all against whom there is just cause of suspicion. Ibid.
Treasury reference to same of the petition of John Brett for the warehouse keeper's place at Chester, void by the death of Peter Barker. Reference Book VI, p. 105.
Treasury subscription for the execution of a warrant of this day from the Earl of Dorset, Lord Chamberlain, to Sir Gilbert Talbot, Master of the Jewel House, for the delivery to Lord Overkirk, Master of the Horse to the King, of the usual quantity and proportion of 1,000 ounces of white plate. Warrants not Relating to Money XIII, p. 112.
[?] Entry of [the Treasury Lords' subscription of] an in custodiam lease, under the Exchequer seal, to George Draper, gent., of a capital messuage and several lands in the village of Maenan, co. Carnarvon, being lands of Richard Kiffin, esq., outlaw. Ibid.
[?] The like of a same to John Rolstone of two messuages and other lands in the parish of East Budleigh, co. Devon, being lands of Thomas Cowde, yeoman, outlaw. Ibid.
[?] The like of a same to Margaret Bland, widow, and Edward Fleming, esq., of several messuages etc., in the parishes of Linton and Hunton, alias Huntington, and elsewhere, co. Kent, being lands of Robert Cage, esq., outlaw. Ibid.
Nov. 20. Royal warrant to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for allowances as follow in the account of John [now Sir John] Trenchard, who upon or soon after the arrival of the King in the west part of England was appointed to receive for the King's use several sums of money from divers receivers or collectors of Customs, Excise, Hearthmoney and others and to issue and pay same for the King's service ; the receipts and payments whereof were all made by him or his agents between 1688, Nov. 5, and 1689, April 30 : of all which he has now exhibited an account to the Treasury Lords. He therein charges himself with receipts as follow : viz. : 44l. from Mr. Osborn, collector of Excise ; 50l. from Mr. Lewis, a receiver of Hearthmoney ; 36l. 19s. 6d. from Mr. Cale, arisen by the postage of letters or pacquets ; 13l. 2s. 6d. from Mr. Whitwood for a seizure of uncustomed or prohibited goods ; 8,029l. 5s. 4d. from Sir William Pooll, late collector of Bristol port ; 250l. for [sic for from] Mr. York for trophy money in his hands : all which sums amount to 8,423l. 7s. 4d. Per contra he craves allowances of payments as follows, pursuant to the directions of the King : viz. : 50l. paid to Sir John Guise for the use of his Regiments ; 1,050l. to Col. John Cunningham for raising a Regiment of Dragoons of three Troops of 50 Dragoons to each Troop ; 183l. for 91½ dozen of shoes for the Army ; 20s. for an express to Oxford ; 15s. for an express to Hungerford ; 1l. 5s. 6d. to a cooper for eight hogsheads ; 1l. 9s. 0d. for waggons ; 4l. for a teller ; 10s. 6d. for bags ; 5l. 1s. 0d. to a carrier for six horses ; 1l. 2s. 6d. to a messenger from Oxford to Windsor ; 6l. for a waggon from Oxford to London ; 50l. 36l. 19s. 6d., 4,462l. 0s. 6d., 1,000l. paid into the Receipt on respectively Dec. 31 last, Dec. 31, Jan. 2, April 22 ; 1l. 5s. 4d. for the tallies and a bookkeeper ; 549l. 3s. 0d. to Col. John Cunningham for the pay and disbanding of his Regiment ; 622l. 7s. 10d. to the Earl of Wiltshire for ditto ; and the accomptant Trenchard craves allowance of 1l. 13s. 2d. for so much as fell short in the tale of said moneys and 4l. 1s. 0d. for brass and cracked moneys and 421l. 3s. 0d. as an allowance of 12d. per £ on the total as in consideration of the charges of him and his agents in the affair : thus making a total discharge of 8,496l. 16s. 10d. Being well satisfied of the truth of said account and that it is just and reasonable, it is hereby allowed and plenary discharge is to be given accordingly, "altho' by reason of the nature and urgency of our service at that time in the payments or expenditure of the said moneys or part thereof 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 obteyned or cannot be produced." The receivers or collectors as above who paid their moneys to said Trenchard are hereby to be discharged thereof pro tanto in their respective accounts. King's Warrant Book XIV, p. 294.
Money warrant dormant for payment of the several fees and allowances to George Bradbury, esq., as Fifth Baron of the Exchequer : viz. : of 16l. 13s. 4d. and 13l. 6s. 8d. per an., payable termly, and 100 marks and 100 marks per an., payable half yearly. Money Book X, p. 130.
Money warrant for 20,000l. to George Rainton, esq., as in part of 60,000l. for the servants of Charles II as by the Act of 1 Wm. and Mary, c. 28, and as by their Majesties' letters patent of the 15th inst. Immediately on the receipt thereof Rainton is to pay it back into the Exchequer, to be issued thence to the satisfaction of the arrears of the said servants who shall before Feb. 1 next take the oaths and subscribe the declaration. Same to be registered on and paid out of the first moneys arising by the impositions on tobacco and sugar as appropriated by the abovesaid Act. Ibid, p. 134.
William Jephson to the Auditor of the Receipt to forthwith issue to the Treasurer of the Navy the 8,000l. for the victualling, payment of which was respited, ut supra, p. 304. Disposition Book VIII, p. 55.
Same to the Lord Mayor of London. In answer to your letter to me I am to say that the Treasury Lords meet at the Treasury Chambers to-morrow at 9 a.m. Out Letters (General) XII, p. 126.
Treasury fiat for royal letters patent to constitute Robert Culliford, gent., as Controller of Southampton port : being to wit the post he already held. Out Letters (Customs) XII, p. 83.
Treasury reference to the Agents for Taxes of the account of Sir John Hewley as Receiver General of the Six Months' Aid [1 Wm. and Mary, c. 3] for Yorks and Hull. Reference Book VI, p. 105.
Same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Carell de Lisle for a grant of the King's share of a seizure of East India silks appraised at 839l. 4s. 0d. and of sword blades which petitioner (not knowing the laws of England) was prevailed upon by a merchant to get leave of Monsieur Zuleistien to send to England with his [Excellency's] goods, but which are seized as counterband. Ibid.
Nov. 21. William Jephson to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue as follows out of unappropriated moneys in the Exchequer : viz. : Disposition Book VIII, p. 56.
l. s. d.
to the Earl of Ranelagh for subsistence [money of the Forces] 2,868 7 6
to ditto on account of subsistence to Capt. King's new raised Company for New York 50 0 0
to ditto to pay the Dutch Troops 5,000 0 0
to the Treasurer of the Navy for the Victuallers, 4,000l. ; whereof 2,000l. to be sent to Plymouth and 2,000l. to Portsmouth as they have occasion 4,000 0 0
to ditto to pay tickets 2,000 0 0
to ditto to pay bills in course 7,000 0 0
to Mr. Harbord for a bill of Mr. Frith 237 2 2
to ditto [on] "his Majesty's warrant for Van Homrick" 100 0 0
to ditto for a bill of Mr. Ambrose Crowley for the horse shoes and nails sent to Ireland 234 1 8
to ditto for Mr. Ingram for clothing, upon his contract with the Committee for Irish Affairs 2,000 0 0
to the Earl of Pembroke 714 17 0
to the Paymaster of the Works, for [works at] Hampton Court 500 0 0
to ditto for same at Kensington 500 0 0
to ditto for the ordinary [of the Works] 500 0 0
to Mr. Molesworth 455 0 0
to the Commissioners for Tin Farthings ; for Mr. Boscawen 1,200 0 0
to the Earl of Portland for the Privy Purse 500 0 0
to ditto for the Gardens 2,000 0 0
to me [Jephson] for secret service 1,500 0 0
£31,359 8 4
William Jephson to the Customs Commissioners, enclosing William Robinson's letter, dated Hoylake, the 16th inst., complaining that the collector of Whitehaven refuses to permit shoes and stockings to be transported duty free for the use of the Forces in Ireland. Order him to permit such duty free export and give order to the Customs officers in general for the future to put no stop to their Majesties' service in this kind. Out Letters (General) XII, p. 126.
Nov. 22. Treasury warrant to Thomas Fox, Customs Cashier, to pay 285l. 2s. 6d. to Gilbert, Bishop of Sarum, Chancellor of the Order of the Garter, for half a year to Sept. 29 last on the annuity for the support of the honour of said Order : as by the privy seal of May 16 last. Money Book X, p. 126.
Money warrant for 80l. to Thomas Mathews, Receiver General of the 'present' Aid [1 Wm. and Mary, c. 3], for co. Hereford, for his extraordinary charges in taking guards for bringing 6,500l. of his moneys into the Exchequer, by reason that there has been much robbery in and about that county. (Money order dated Nov. 23 hereon.) Ibid, p. 127. Order Book III, p. 40.
Same for 82l. to Richard Tregeare as same for said Aid and for the Poll in co. Cornwall ; being for the like charges in bringing up 6,600l. of his moneys. (Money order dated Nov. 23 hereon.) Money Book X, p. 127-8. Order Book III, p. 39.
Same for 150,000l. to the States General of the United Provinces in part of 600,000l. as by the Act [of 1 Wm. and Mary, c. 28] : to be satisfied out of loans on the credit of said Act. (Money order dated Nov. 23 hereon.) Money Book X, p. 128. Order Book III, p. 40.
Same for 20,000l. to Richard, Lord Coote, now Earl of Bellomont, in further part of the 50,000l. for the use and service of the Queen, as by the privy seal of June 20 last : 20,000l. having been already paid thereon. (Money order dated Nov. 23 hereon.) Money Book X, p. 129. Order Book III, p. 39.
William Jephson to the Lord Mayor of London. It is the King's pleasure that you summon a Common Council to meet to-morrow if you think fitting. Out Letters (General) XII, p. 127.
Same to Mr. Smith. The Treasury Lords are satisfied that the 20l. which you received of John Guest is the proper money of George McCartney. You are to forthwith pay it to the latter ; taking his receipt. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Blathwayte to procure a [King's] warrant for allowing in William Harbord's account [of moneys for the Forces in Ireland] 2,000l. to be paid to Mr. Ingram for clothing as by his contract, ut supra, p. 309. Ibid.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of John Cross of Exeter for a landwaiter's place there loco one Floyer, who refuses to take the oaths : he having been the first person who went out of Exeter to the King at Torbay "and his service was well accepted of by his Majesty." Petitioner is to be presented if fit. Reference Book VI, p. 106
Same to same of the petition of Edward Taylor for a watchman's place in fee, London port, loco Edward Hammon, deceased ; petitioner having been a watchman extraordinary for 12 years. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Fillingham et al. [Agents for Taxes] of the petition of David Williams for allowance of 62l. for extraordinary charges as Receiver General of the Poll, cos. Flint and Montgomery, and of the 'present' Aid [1 Wm. and Mary, c. 3], co. Anglesea. Ibid, p. 107.
Nov. 23. Treasury dormant warrant to Thomas Fox, Customs Cashier, to pay Thomas Arris's salary of 10l. 6s. 8d. per an. as Comptroller of Exeter port. Money Book X, p. 130.
William Jephson to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue (out of Poll money) 3,000l. to William Harbord for the service of the Forces in Ireland ; to be by him paid to Nathaniel Molineux to repay so much paid by him Sept. 18 last to John Shales for said Forces. Molineux is forthwith to repay same into the Exchequer on his own account as Receiver of the said Poll for co. Lancs. Disposition Book VIII, p. 57.
Same to the Commissioners for Tin Farthings. The Treasury Lords have directed 1,200l. to be paid you this week, with intimation that it should be paid to Mr. Boscawen. It is represented that Richard Tregeare, Receiver for co. Cornwall of the Six Months' Aid and the Poll, has paid 1,100l. of his receipts to Henry Gregor (viz. 1,050l. Oct. 19 last and 50l. Oct. 28), which money was laid out by my Lords' order for tin. This money is to be part of the money which is to be laid out by Mr. Boscawen for buying tin. You are therefore [out of the above 1,200l.] to pay 1,100l. to said Tregeare. Take care to call on Mr. Henry Gregor for the tin so bought. Out Letters (General) XII, p. 128.
Same to Mr. Sansome [Secretary to the Customs], enclosing an Order of Council, dated Whitehall, the 21st inst., for seizing the vessel Blessing, William Sitch master, of 18 tons burden, arrived at Chester from Dublin, contrary to the Proclamation of June 6 last. Send order accordingly to the Customs officers at Chester to so seize her. (Treasury subscription of the said Order in Council.) Ibid, p. 128. Out Letters (Customs) XII, p. 83.
Same to Mr. Blathwayt, enclosing a presentment [missing] from the Customs Commissioners concerning ships going into Ireland. Lay it before the Committee for Irish Affairs. Out Letters (General) XII, p. 129.
Same to the Customs Commissioners. The Treasury Lords have considered your report of the 18th inst. on William Carter's petition. What payment do you advise in part of his demands to carry on the suits now depending to hinder the exportation of wool? Ibid.
Treasury warrants to the Customs Commissioners to employ Allan Nicholson as waiter and searcher at Bowness for co. Cumberland and the coast of Scotland loco Richard Story, lately dismissed.
Fabian Steele (surveyor of Whitehaven port) as surveyor of Carlisle port at 40l. per an. salary loco James Nicholson, lately dismissed ; the remaining 10l. of the salary of the surveyor of Carlisle is to be added to the 20l. per an. salary of the surveyor of Whitehaven port, the allowance of 20l. per an. to said surveyor from the patent searcher of Carlisle port being determined by the searcher's officiating there in person.
Arthur Wells as surveyor of Whitehaven at 30l. per an. salary.
William Munday (for long a tidesman and boatman at Fowey and paid by incidents) to be established [as such] there.
Thomas Cly as an additional tidesman, Exeter port, loco Joseph Rolph, who has quitted same.
Peter Spour as waiter and searcher at Bideford loco Roger Jacob, removed to Bristol.
Ralph Luke as tidesman, Southampton port, loco Mathew Lea, deceased.
Out Letters (Customs) XII, pp. 84, 85.
Treasury reference to Mr. Ryley of the petition of Carleton Whitelocke, steward of Windsor Forest, shewing that there are two coppices in Chertsey parish called Fawn [Fan] Grove and Knole Grove, containing 200 acres [and of] about eight years' growth [of timber] ; prays a grant of the underwood of said coppices on condition of fencing them and keeping same in good repair. Reference Book VI, p. 106.
Treasury warrant to the Receipt for tallies to discharge the baronetcy fee of 1,095l. due to the King from Sir John Molesworth, kt. and bart., for the baronetcy conferred on Sir Hender Molesworth, deceased. Money Book X, p. 140.
Nov. 25. Money warrant for 114l. 17s. 0d. to Thomas, Earl of Pembroke, for a bill of extraordinaries as Ambassador Extraordinary to the States General. (Money order dated Nov. 27 hereon.)
Appending : said bill as allowed by the Earl of Nottingham [Secretary of State].
Ibid, p. 131. Order Book III, p. 41.
l. s. d.
for fees paid to the several officers at the Secretaries [of State's], the Privy Seal, the Treasury, Exchequer, Wardrobe and Jewel House 114 17 0
Same for 600l. to same for six weeks, Aug. 29 last to Oct. 11 last, on his ordinary as same : he having returned into his Majesty's presence Oct. 11 last : he having been paid a quarter in advance up to said Aug. 29. (Money order dated Nov. 27 hereon.) Money Book X, p. 131. Order Book III, p. 41.
Same for 46l. to William Whitebread, Receiver General of the 'present' Aid [1 Wm. and Mary, c. 3] and Poll in co. Beds, being for his extraordinary charges therein in bringing his moneys up by strong guards etc. (Money order dated Nov. 27 hereon.) Money Book X, pp. 132-3 Order Book III, p. 40.
Same for 89l. 18s. 0d. to Richard Colinge, esq., for 134 days, Feb. 13 last to June 24 last, on his 250l. per an. as one of the Clerks of the Privy Council.
Charles Montague the like as a like.
Money Book X, p. 133.
William Jephson to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 25l. to Alan Garway out of any unappropriated moneys. Disposition Book VIII, p. 57.
The Treasury Lords to Sir Robert Howard, Auditor of the Receipt. Take notice that all or any of the loans which from or after Nov. 11 inst. have been or shall be made into the Exchequer on credit of the 12d. Aid and all orders [of repayment] for same not exceeding 300,000l. in the whole with the interest thereof are (at the instance [or option] of the lenders) to be transferred to the register which shall be [established] upon the Act now passing in Parliament for a 2s. Aid ; and are to be paid out of the moneys arising thereby. Give notice hereof to any persons now willing to make such loans. Out Letters (General) XII, p. 128.
William Jephson to Mr. Blathwayt to procure a [King's] warrant for allowing in William Harbord's account [of moneys for the Forces in Ireland] the 620l. which Capt. Shales received at Chester from Mr. Marke Wildbore upon [Harbord's] producing vouchers to show that he has [re]paid said sum to Wildbore. Ibid, p. 129.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to pass, Customs free, the coaches, horses, household stuff, provisions and coals of Col. Kendall for their transport to Barbados, whither he goes as Governor. Send an officer to seal his goods at his house in the Pall Mall. Ibid, p. 134.
Treasury warrant to same to employ Richard Hitchings as collector in St. Ives port loco Joseph Betty, removed as below.
John Harwood as boatman in Yarmouth port loco Richard Collins, lately deceased.
Thomas Bowen as waiter and tidesman in Milford port loco John Green, deceased.
Joseph Betty as waiter and searcher at Newlyn in Penzance port loco John Groce, dismissed.
James Patteson as deputy in Poulton port to the Comptroller of Chester port loco Thomas Weldon, who is preferred to a military command in the Army.
John Bradley as waiter and searcher in Newhaven and Lewes port and to act for the Comptroller loco Abraham Hough, who relinquishes the employment.
John Cocker to be restored as surveyor of Bideford port loco Peter Ceely, who succeeded him, there not appearing sufficient cause for Cocker's dismission.
Simon Hitchcock to be restored as waiter and searcher at Abbotsbury loco Phineas Shoar, who succeeded him, Hitchcock having been dismissed for not complying with the questions touching the Penal Laws and Tests.
Out Letters (Customs) XII, pp. 85, 86.
Treasury reference to Mr. Fillingham et al. [Agents for Taxes] of the petition of Gam[alie]l Nightingale for an allowance for his extraordinary charges in bringing up to the Exchequer 5,870l. of the 'present' Aid [1 Wm. and Mary, c. 3], "which cost the petitioner 24l." Reference Book VI, p. 107.
Nov. 26. William Jephson to the Excise Commissioners. Send the Treasury Lords word what has been done on my letter of the 16th inst. to Mr. Noel, supra, p. 66. (The like letters to the Customs Commissioners as to the like [two] letter[s] of the 16th ibid. to Mr. Sanson.) Out Letters (General) XII, p. 129.
William Jephson to the Auditors of Imprests for a state of Dr. Wynne's account of clippings etc. Out Letters (General) XII, p. 129.
Nov. 27. Royal warrant to Owen Wynne, esq., Warden of the Mint, to demand from all officers, both late and present, of the Mint, such papers as they have in their custody relating to the Mint. You are to have recourse to the [Privy] Council books and the books of the Signet Office for the better discovering what has heretofore passed relating to the Mint and to take such extracts as you think necessary : all by reason that you have represented that for 28 years past no Entry [Book] or Registry has been kept by the Wardens of the Mint or any other officers of the Mint of any reports, orders or incidental papers relating to the service of the Mint, which neglect the King is desirous to remedy. King's Warrant Book XIV, p. 295.
Same to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for 500,000l. to the Earl of Ranelagh as imprest for the pay of the Guards, Garrisons and Land Forces. (Money warrant dated Dec. 7 hereon. This warrant quotes the privy seal as dated Nov. 30.) (Money order dated Dec. 9 hereon.) Ibid, p. 294. Money Book X, p. 141. Order Book III, p. 43.
[?] Royal letters patent [unfinished] constituting Richard Coling, esq., as one of the Clerks of the Privy Council. King's Warrant Book XIV, p. 296.
Nov. 27. William Jephson to the Customs Commissioners to send an officer to Mr. Stanhope's lodgings in Charles Street, Covent Garden, to seal his goods for their transport to Spain, whither he is going as Envoy Extraordinary. Out Letters (General) XII, p. 130.
Same to Mr. Blathwayte. In accordance with the order of the King in Council of the 21st inst. the Treasury Lords have spoken with Sir Godfrey Copley as to his complaint against Robt. Wrightson for discountenancing the collection of taxes in Yorkshire and have received from him the papers as follow. Please lay these before the King in Council to-morrow, at which time Sir Godfrey Copley will attend.
Appending : note of said papers : affidavit [by] Geo. Holdgate and Henry Dickinson ; ditto of Tho. Worral ; certificate [by] John Gill, Jo. Lister, Rog. Terlington ; affidavit [by] Tho. Marsdin ; certificate [by] Samll. Mellis, Recorder [of] Doncaster and Joh. Battie.
Ibid, p. 131.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of the Muscovy Company, shewing that they had an order from Treasurer Rochester for importing seal oil from Russia in English shipping on payment of only 6s. per ton duty, a liberty they have hitherto enjoyed ; that they have now imported a parcel for the use of the Navy, but the Customs Commissioners doubt whether said order is now in force : therefore pray a renewal of the order. Reference Book VI, p. 107.
Nov. 28. Money warrant for 40l. to Walter Walinger and Tho. Cole, Secondaries in the Office of the Pipe, for two years to Sept. 29 last on their fee of 10l. per an. each. Money Book X, p. 134.
Money warrant for 202l. 7s. 0d. to Sir William Dutton Colt for a bill of extraordinaries as Envoy Extraordinary to the Dukes of Brunswick and Luneburg and to the Landgrave of Hesse. (Money order dated Dec. 2 hereon.)
Appending : said bill for the period May 28 last to Aug. 28 : as allowed Sept. 13 last by Secretary the Earl of Nottingham ("except the second article for fees paid in the Exchequer, which I leave to" the Treasury Lords' consideration).
Money Book X, p. 135. Order Book III, p. 45.
l. s. d.
for passing a privy seal 26 7 6
Exchequer fees for 955l. advanced 22 19 6
gratuities to the yacht that transported me to Holland 15 0 0
gratuities to trumpets, drums, the whole journey and carriage through Holland of my family and goods 12 0 0
laid out on my journey for carriage of my family and equipage from Holland to Zelle and thence to Hanover and Wolfenbüttel and back to Zelle 36 0 0
charges at these Courts to the pages, drums, trumpets, stables, footmen, coaches and attendance at my three several [sets of] audiences 45 0 0
paid for my lodgings at Hanover and Brunswick and Wolfenbüttel having taken a house at a great rate at Zelle, and for gratuities for the servants of the several houses 26 0 0
paid for postage of letters, pamphlets and other printed papers and for sending them to London, and paper, wax, paper books and other things 14 0 0
a gratuity to a person at the Hague to receive my letters and send them forward 5 0 0
£202 7 0
Same for 290l. 3s. 2d. to Robert Molesworth for a bill of extraordinaries as Envoy Extraordinary to the King of Denmark. (Money order dated Dec. 16 hereon.)
Appending : said bill for the period May 30 last to Aug. 16 last as allowed by Secretary the Earl of Nottingham Sept. 10 last, "having been expended in such services for which Mr. Molesworth had particular directions."
Money Book X, pp. 139-40. Order Book III, p. 45.
l. s. d.
paid the fees of several offices and the Exchequer for equipage money and [my] first quarter's allowance, and for soliciting the same 52 1 8
paid for Treasury warrants to the Customs and [for] a certificate of having taken leave of his Majesty. 4 0 0
paid to the [Customs] searchers and the charges of imbarking all my goods, two coaches and servants on board the King's ship 10 0 0
paid for boats to carry myself and necessary attendants and other equipage on board the man of war at the buoy of[f] the Nore 2 3 0
gratuity to Capt. Frowde for my passage in the Ruby frigate 21 10 0
to his seamen and boat's crew 12 0 0
paid for several boats at Elsinore to send to the Castle and to land goods and servants, and charges there for two days 6 10 0
to the guards, drums, hautboys, centinels, interpreter, servants and messages to the Castle at Elsinore and Cronenberg [Cronborg] 4 0 0
paid three lighters for carrying my goods from Elsinore to Copenhagen, being 25 miles, and land carriage of myself and servants 7 0 0
paid to Capt. Tisdale for freight of my goods and servants according to agreements, being one fourth part of what Mr. Duncomb bargained for, and [gratuities] given his seamen : in all 60 0 0
my steward's expences for porters, carters with goods etc. 3 3 6
gratuities at the house where I lodged at Copenhagen and was treated five days at my first arrival 4 15 0
to the King's drums, trumpets, kettledrums, footmen, grooms and other servants, hautboys etc. after my audience, according to custom 10 0 0
for two journeys to Fredericksborg, August 13 and 16 10 0 0
given to my secretary, whom I sent express to England Aug. 13 40 0 0
given another express sent with the treaty three days after, Aug. 16 25 0 0
mourning for the young Princess of Denmark 10 0 0
for all post letters during this quarter from England to Hamburg and from Hamburg to Copenhagen and back again [and] to Sweden, Zelle and elsewhere 4 10 0
for pen[s], ink, paper, Gazettes, foreign intelligence and writing several copies of the treaty 3 10 0
£290 3 2
William Jephson to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue to the Treasurer of the Navy for Sir Richard Haddock et al. late Victuallers [Victualling Commissioners] of the Navy, the 3,861l. 4s. 0d. which is paid or to be paid [advanced] into the Exchequer by Roger Hudson on the credit of the 12d. Aid. Haddock et al. are to pay same to several coopers, bakers and distillers for goods delivered upon transportation of the Army into Ireland. Disposition Book VIII, p. 57.
Same to same to issue as follows out of any unappropriated money in the Exchequer, viz. : Ibid, p. 58.
l. s. d.
to the Earl of Ranelagh for subsistence [of the Forces] 2,882 2 6
to ditto to clear the First Regiment of Guards to Sept. 1 last 8,057 15 6
to ditto to pay the Dutch Troops 5,000 0 0
to the Treasurer of the Navy for Mr. Papillon et al. the present Victuallers of the Navy 10,000 0 0
to ditto to rebuild the cooperage 2,173 2 6
to ditto to pay [Navy] tickets 2,000 0 0
to ditto [on the Navy's] weekly money 3,000 0 0
to William Harbord on account of Mr. Harriot's memorial 2,538 5 0
to ditto for Mr. Ingram 2,000 0 0
to the Commissioners for Coining Tin Farthings, to buy tin 1,000 0 0
to the Paymaster of the Works for [the works at] Kensington 500 0 0
to ditto for same at Hampton Court 500 0 0
to ditto towards paying Mr. Francklayn for making the way in Hyde Park 400 0 0
to the Earl of Portland for the Privy Purse 500 0 0
to the Treasurer of the Ordnance [on the Ordnance Office] ordinary 2,000 0 0
£42,551 5 6
William Jephson to the Auditor of the Receipt to similarly issue 400l. to the Paymaster of the Works, to be paid to Capt. Studholm upon account of the ways made by him in Hyde Park and St. James's Park. Disposition Book VIII, p. 58.
Same to same to similarly issue allowances to Receivers of Taxes as follow : viz. : 82l. to Mr. Tregeare ; 80l. to Tho. Mathews ; 20l. to Jonathan Mathews ; 46l. to Mr. Whitbread. Ibid, p. 59.
Nov. 28
[sic erratum for Nov. 7].
Same to Mr. Blathwayt. The Treasury Lords have this day ordered 2,260l. to Mr. Harbord for Mr. Ingram, 2,000l. thereof for clothing and 260l. for medicaments, ut supra, p. 297. Please procure the necessary [royal] warrants for allowing these payments on Harbord's accounts [of moneys for the Forces in Ireland]. Out Letters (General) XII, p. 120.
Nov. 28. Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to observe (a) infra. (The like letter to the Customs Commissioners and Excise Commissioners.)
Appending : (a) order of the King in Council, dated Whitehall, Nov. 21, requiring the officers of the Receipt and of the Revenue "not to refuse in payments that shalbe made to them for their Majesties' use any crackt money, provided the same be of the current coin of the realm."
Ibid, p. 131.
Same to the Agents for Taxes, enclosing three letters to the Receivers of the 12d. Aid in Cornwall, Yorks and Newcastle-on-Tyne. Send them out by this night's post. Ibid, p. 132.
Same to Mr. Blathwayt to procure the necessary [royal] warrant for allowing upon Mr. Harbord's account [of moneys for the Forces in Ireland] the 2,000l. ordered this day, ut supra [for Mr. Ingram]. Ibid, p. 133.
Treasury warrant to the Remembrancer of First Fruits and the Auditors [of Imprests as Auditors] of First Fruits to discharge (as by the privy seal of July 11 last) the arrears of Tenths, amounting to about 25l. due from the Vicarage of Broadfield [Bradfield], co. Essex, the present vicar, Dr. James D'almaigne, having represented that he cannot receive the profits of the vicarage by reason of said arrears, due to the neglect of the former incumbent, which D'almaigne is unable to pay because of his expence in compounding for First Fruits : the Bishop of London having certified that the vicarage does not exceed 30l. per an. value. Warrants not Relating to Money XIII, p. 112.
Nov. 29. Treasury warrant to Thomas Fox, Customs Cashier, to pay 300l. to William Carter for his charges in prosecuting exporters of wool and for a present supply to encourage him to prosecute same : he having exhibited two accounts shewing an expence of 1,179l. 16s. 10d. and 379l. 16s. 10d. therein, whereof 400l. has been paid him. Money Book X, p. 136.
Same to the Receipt for tallies on the Customs for 2,485l. 1s. 9d. to Edward Russell on any unsatisfied orders in his name as Treasurer of the Navy : same being to discharge divers bills to that amount drawn by several collectors of the [outports] Customs upon the Navy Victuallers June 6 last to Oct. 22 last. Ibid.
Money warrant for 57l. each to Benj. Coling and Nathaniell Cox for 1¼ years to June 24 last on their 2s. 6d. a day each as Keepers of the Council Chamber. Ibid, p. 137.
Treasury warrant to the Receipt for tallies of pro or assignment on the Customs for 20,000l. to Thomas Fox in repayment of the like sum lent by him into the Exchequer Oct. 25 last. Ibid, p. 141.
Money order for 50l. to Littleton Powys, esq., for Michaelmas term last on his additional allowance as one of the justices of Chester. Order Book III, p. 41.
William Jephson to the Customs Commissioners to report on the enclosed case [missing] of Mathew Anderton, collector of Chester port. Out Letters (General) XII, p. 133.
Same to same. You are to discharge your tidesmen from serving on prize ships in future ; you having represented in your memorial of the 18th inst. that the charge of boarding and watching prize ships is grown very great by reason of the long continuance of tidesmen on board before the ships are condemned or discharged, and little or no advantage accrues to the King thereby in his Customs and in regard that the Commissioners of Prizes keep officers on board on account of the prize service. The Treasury Lords have acquainted the Prize Commissioners with your memorial and they will take care that their said officers do that duty. Ibid.
Same to Sir Vere Vane [Fane] and partners. I have read to the Treasury Lords your memorial. The Excise Commissioners are to attend my Lords thereon next Tuesday. You may attend then if you think fit. Ibid.
Same to the Attorney General to give direction for a writ of scire facias in Chancery to void the grant under the great seal of Charles II to Sir Tho. Monings [now] deceased, of the office of water bailiff of the Severn for 31 years from 1674, Oct. 23. Ibid, p. 134.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to deliver, Customs free, 38 pieces of tapestry hangings "of their Majesties' manufacture of Ireland" ("of the fabric of Ireland"), which John Lovet, late of Dublin, merchant, a suffering Protestant, brought into England, [he] being forced out of Ireland by the troubles ; same not having been designed for a foreign market and so great a duty demanded on them as they cannot possibly bear, viz. 13s. 4d. per ell, without distinction of fabric or country, tapestry of equal goodness from Flanders paying the same duty. Out Letters (Customs) XII, p. 86.
Same to same to direct the Customs Solicitor to prosecute wool seizures at the King's charge instead of allowing a moiety to the seizers : the Customs Commissioners having represented in a memorial on the 9th inst. that under Charles II and James II several Proclamations issued for preventing the export of wool, woolfells etc. and offering a bounty of a moiety of the King's part of all forfeitures thereof to the seizers and prosecutors thereof ; but that the proposed change as above would more conduce to the prevention of such export and would be less chargeable. Ibid, p. 87.
Treasury reference to Mr. Aaron Smith [the Treasury Solicitor] of the petition of the Bishop of St. Asaph, Lord Almoner, to the King ; shewing that Jno. Whiting and Francis Bonny became sureties in 1,000l. each for one Grant, indicted for spiriting away a person beyond sea ; that Grant was convicted and fled and is now in rebellion in Ireland, and Bonny gave Whiting a bond to indemnify him and afterwards murdered himself, so that his estate should have been in petitioner's dispose as Almoner, but his widow got the Coroner's jury to bring him in non compos mentis : therefore petitioner prays a grant of the said forfeited recognisances. Reference Book VI, p. 107.
Same to Mr. Fillingham et al. [Agents for Taxes] of the petition of Gilbert Jones, Receiver General of the 'present' Aid [1 Wm. and Mary, c. 3] in co. Montgomery, for some allowance for his extraordinary charges therein, his receipts being 1,659l. 13s. 0d. Ibid.
Same to same of the like petition of Sir John Playters [of Sotterley near Beccles, bart.], as Receiver General of same for [the Division of] Beccles, co. Suffolk : his receipts being 3,800l. Ibid, p. 108.
Same to the Attorney General of the petition of Dericke Storke, his Majesty's coachman, praying for 92l. 10s. 0d., being the King's part of seven geldings and a mare condemned for non-payment of Custom [on importation] ; all by virtue of the grant to petitioner of the duty upon coach horses etc. Ibid.
Nov. 30. William Jephson to Mr. Blathwayte. The Treasury Lords have considered Mr. Salkeld's letter of the 13th inst. to Sir John Lowther concerning buying oats at Whitehaven. Please represent to the Committee for the Affairs of Ireland that if they signify what credit is necessary to be given to Mr. Salkeld for that purpose my Lords will give the necessary directions therein. They have also read Mr. Henley's letter of the 25th inst. from Bristol concerning making stores of wheat for the Army. If the said Committee will give timely notice to my Lords what provisions of the kind are necessary my Lords will make the best provision of money they can for the purpose. Please lay before the said Committee the enclosed letter [missing], dated Belfast, Oct. 25 last, from Col. Hill and Mr. Davys, two of the Irish Revenue Commissioners appointed by the Duke of Schonberg on his first landing in Ireland. Out Letters (General) XII, pp. 135-6.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to appoint Henry Beaumont as collector in Bridgwater port loco Thomas Salter, dismissed.
John Brisco as one of the tidesurveyors, London port, loco William Vickers, dismissed.
Joel Burford as a same ibid. loco Erasmus Evans, dismissed. In the margin : "this warrant was cancelled."
Thomas Mason as a same ibid. loco Nathaniell St. Pier, dismissed.
Out Letters (Customs) XII, p. 88.
Treasury reference to Auditor Brooke Bridges of the petition of Jo. Packer, administrator to his father, Philip Packer, late Paymaster of the Works : petitioner praying allowance of the following items in order to the perfecting his said father's accounts : viz. 224l. 2s. 6d. for charges in and about the building at Winchester, as certified by Sir Christopher Wren : 1,500l. paid to Mr. Harbord to purchase lands for a park [for the King] at Winchester ; 500l. paid to Sir Christopher Wren for his pains etc. in the building the palace at Winchester as by the entry of the warrant for same at the Treasury Chambers, though the original cannot be found among petitioner's father's papers. Reference Book VI, p. 108.