Nature and Substance of the Entry.
Royal letters patent constituting Charles, Earl of
Shrewsbury, as one of the Principal Secretaries of
State : with the annuity or annual rent of 100l.
out of the Exchequer payable quarterly from
King's Warrant Book
XIV, p. 392.
Same appointing Daniel, Earl of Nottingham, as
one of the Principal Secretaries of State :
during pleasure : with all the emoluments etc.
of said office and with an annuity or annual
rent of 100l. out of the Exchequer, for the support
of his said office from Christmas last.
Ibid, XV, pp. 337-8.
Same granting to John How, esq. (Vice Chamberlain
to the Queen), the custody or office of
Keeper of the Pall Mall in the park commonly
called St. James's Park and of the
house or lodge called the Mall House and a little
garden thereto belonging situate near the said
Pall Mall : during pleasure : with the wages, fee
and allowance of 100l. per an. payable quarterly as
from Christmas last.
Ibid, pp. 162-3.
Same constituting Nicholas Courtney of the Inner
Temple, esq., to be Attorney General of the
Duchy of Cornwall : during pleasure : to be
executed by himself or deputy : with the annual
fee of 50l. : payable half yearly as from Michaelmas
last out of the revenues of said Duchy : as amply etc.
as John Baldwyn, Richard Rich, John Penne,
Thomas Harrison, Hanibal Vivian or Richard Lane
or any other former holder of said office.
Ibid, p. 84.
Privy seal for 500l. as equipage and 5l. a day as
ordinary to Charles, Visct. Dursley, as Envoy
Extraordinary to the States General : the ordinary
to be payable quarterly, with the first quarter in
advance : with the usual clause for allowance for
his extraordinaries. The privy seal of 1689, May 23
(for the like equipage and ordinary as Envoy
Extraordinary to Spain, as which the King then
designed to send him), is superseded hereby and
any payments already made on that privy seal are
to be taken as in satisfaction of so much on the
present privy seal.
Ibid, pp. 11-12.
Money order for 5,876l. 7s. 6d. to Henry D'Nassau,
Sieur d'Auverquere, Master of the Horse, as by
the privy seal of 1689, Aug. 22, supra, p. 220.
Order Book III, p. 228.
Privy seal for 600l. per an. to Col. Edwyn Stede as
Lieutenant Governor and Commander in Chief of
Barbados : to be paid as from 1687-8, Jan. 17 (to
which date the like yearly sum has been paid him
under the like privy seal of James II of date 1687,
April 28), to 1688-9, Jan. 19, and thenceforward
during his continuance in that employment, but to
cease to be paid on the arrival of the Captain
General and Governor in Chief in said Island. To
be payable out of the Four and a Half per cent. duty
arising in Barbados and the Leeward Islands.
Out Letters (Plantations
Auditor) I, pp. 340-1.
Royal letters patent erecting and establishing an
office to be known for ever hereafter by the name
of Housekeeper and Wardrobe Keeper of the King's
house at Kensington : and constituting Simon
de Brienne and Mary de Brienne his wife and the
longer liver of them to the said office : during
pleasure : with the yearly salary or allowance of
300l. : to be payable quarterly as from Michaelmas
King's Warrant Book XV,
Royal warrant to the Treasury Lords to pay 1,000l. to
Col. Thomas Hill, Lieutenant Governor of the Leeward
Islands, as imprest in part of the arrears due to
him and other the officers and soldiers of the two
Foot Companies in said islands and in consideration
of the great necessities of the officers and soldiers
thereof for want of their pay, the last payment to
the said Companies having been made 1683, July 7.
The present sum is to be apportioned as follows, viz.
two years' arrears to Col. Hill as Captain of one of
the two Companies and the remainder for providing
clothes and other necessaries for the said soldiers
and for their present subsistence.
King's Warrant Book
XIV, p. 447.
Same to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a
great seal to constitute and appoint John Knight
to be Comptroller of First Fruits and Tenths,
with the fee of 150l. per an. payable quarterly out
of First Fruits : during pleasure : as from Christmas
last : with a clause to authorise the Receiver of
the Revenue of First Fruits to pay said Knight
150l. for 2½ years' salary to Christmas last at the
rate of 60l. per an. All by reason that James II
by great seal dated 1687, Dec. 9, for regulating
several abuses and irregularities frequently committed
in the office of Remembrancer of First
Fruits, constituted the said office of Comptroller,
with the fee of 60l. per an. ; and the present King
intends the redress of the said abuses and irregularities
to the end that all receipts, payments, accounts,
processes and other matters touching the Office
of First Fruits and Tenths may be duly ordered
and regulated according to such rules as shall from
time to time be issued by the King or the Treasury
Lords and has therefore annexed the fee of 150l.
per an. to the said Comptroller's Office. The former
fee of 60l. per an. is hereby to cease.
Ibid, p. 446.
Same to same for a same in the form of an indenture
to appoint William Young, Gerard Russell, John
Machell, Daniel St. Germain and Albion Chaire
of London to be Commissioners of Wine Licences
to replace the preceding indenture of 1682, Sept. 12,
supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. VII, p. 600,
which similarly appointed Henry (afterwards Sir
Henry) Dering (since deceased), William Young,
John Taylor (since deceased), Michael Brighouse
and Robert Ryves (both since deceased) to be
Commissioners of the same under terms therein.
Upon the death of the said Taylor and Brighouse
the three then surviving Commissioners (Dering,
Young and Ryves) nominated Gerard Russell to
be a Commissioner and he was thereupon so constituted
by patent of James II. By the death of
Dering and Ryves said Young is left sole survivor
of the five original Commissioners and he has
nominated John Machell, Daniel St. Germain and
Albion Chaire to be Commissioners thereof with
him and said Russell. At the instance of said
Young, and to the intent that the covenants and
agreements of the indenture of 1682, Sept. 12,
ut supra, p. 600, may be fulfilled for the residue
of the term of 8½ years as therein, the King does
hereby constitute said Young, Russell, Machell,
St. Germain and Chaire, their survivors and
nominees (to be approved by the Treasury) to be
Commissioners for Wine Licences during the residue
of said term of 8½ years with powers, ut supra,
ibid., and to receive the rents and revenues of such
licences to the use of them and of other persons
in the proportions and form of the said indenture
and under the provisoes as therein ; and under
payment of the rent of 10,000l. per an., which the
herein Commissioners covenant truly to pay to the
King. Further, the King hereby declares that
the remainder, yet un-repaid, of the 30,000l. by
them advanced, with 6 per cent interest only ("the
reward of 2l. per cent per an. which was comprized
in the said recited indenture and since the making
thereof is released and discharged always excepted"),
may be retained by them out of the half yearly
rents as in the said recited indenture : and that
the Treasury Lords shall [further] make them such
defalcations or abatements as may be fit under
the King's covenant for defalcations as in the said
indenture : but the powers etc. herein to be liable
to forfeiture for non-payment of rent. The said
Commissioners hereby covenant to keep and present
true accounts of the said revenue as in the said
recited indenture. The King further hereby agrees
that the 1,800l. per an., or so much thereof as the
said revenue has produced over and above the rent
of 10,000l. per an. till Christmas last, shall be allowed
to the said Young "and the Commissioners aforesaid
who have acted till that time" for their own
and officers' salaries, house [office] rent and incidents ;
and if from Christmas last the said revenue
shall for the residue of the said term produce
more than 10,000l. per an., then 800l. per an.
shall be allowed them "as formerly" for such
officers' salaries, rent and incidents "or so much
thereof as the overplus produced [above 10,000l.]
by the said revenue will extend unto" ; and if the
said revenue (including all debts) shall from
Christmas last produce more than 10,800l. per an.
then the herein Commissioners shall be allowed
1,000l. per an. for their own salaries (being 200l.
each) or so much towards said 1,000l. per an. as
the said overplus will extend to. And if it shall
appear by stated accounts that the said revenue
shall have produced more than 11,800l. per an.
then they hereby covenant to answer the said
residue to the King after deduction of a poundage
of 2s. per £ on such overplus (which poundage is
to be to their own use), but without any further
or other defalcation or abatement thereon. If
there be such overplus in one year but a shortage
(on said 11,800l. per an.) in another year, then the
deficiency of a preceding year shall be made good
out of the surplus of the subsequent year [before
the surplus reckoning arrangement be made as
herein]. Finally the Commissioners covenant not
to exercise the trade of a wine merchant or vintner
etc., ut supra, ibid.
Ibid, pp. 408-18.
Royal letters patent appointing William Cheyne, esq.,
Sir John Knatchbull, bart., and Sir William Pulteney,
kt., to be Commissioners for the Privy Seal ("for
executing the office of Keeper of the Privy Seal") :
during pleasure : as amply as George, Marquess
of Halifax, or any other Keeper of the Privy Seal :
with the yearly fee of 365l. out of the Petty Customs
of London port as from date hereof. The patent
of said Marquess of Halifax of about Mar. 8 last as
Lord Privy Seal is hereby revoked.
King's Warrant Book XV,
pp. 79-80, 435-6.
Privy seal appointing Pierre Guenon de Beaubuison
as Gentleman of the Bowes : during pleasure : with
the annuity or yearly fee of 58l. 5s. 0d. as from
1689, Lady day : payable quarterly : all as amply
etc. as Gervase Price, Ludowick Carlile, William
Fenwick or any other Gentleman of the Bowes.
King's Warrant Book XV,
Treasury order renewing the dormant money warrant
of 1689, June 22, for Anthony Segar's salary,
ut supra, p. 160.
Money Book X, p. 41.
Privy seal for 300l. per an. to Hugh Hughes, gent.,
whom the King has thought fit to employ in his
service in Germany : to date from Mar. 25 last
and to be payable quarterly until his return into
the presence : and further for the immediate payment
of 200l. to him, which the King is pleased
to give him for services already performed by
him in Germany : together with the usual clause
for allowance of his extraordinaries during his
King's Warrant Book XV,
|Same for Visct. Dursley's ordinary as Plenipotentiary
at the Hague Congress, see supra, p. 801,
under dated 1690, Sept. 5.
Ibid, p. 12.
Treasury reference to Bartholomew Fillingham et al.
[Agents for Taxes] of the petition of Thomas Franklin
praying allowance of 30l. for his charges as solicitor
in co. Northampton of the 12d. Aid [1 Wm. and
Mary, c. 20], wherein he made it his whole employ
to see the Act duly executed and (by his inspection
after the assessments were made) did cause such
advances therein as in some towns 5l., in others
10l., which in the whole was very considerable.
Reference Book VI, p. 163.
For the money warrant for 60l. to John Northcot,
see supra, p. 777.
Money Book X, p. 448.
Royal warrant to the Attorney General for a great
seal for provision for the Prince and Princess of
Denmark as follows : By the Act [2 Wm. and
Mary, Sess. 2, c. 3] granting certain impositions
on beer etc. it is enacted that the King should
grant by patent a yearly rent or sum of 20,000l.
to the Princess of Denmark for life and after her
to the Prince her husband and their issue if the
said Princess should die during the life of the present
King or Queen : to be paid out of the Excise so
granted. In accordance therewith the King hereby
grants said yearly sum to be payable quarterly out
of the Exchequer as from 1690, Lady day, the first
quarter's payment to be made at 1690, June 24,
and without deduction of any fees or taxes : and
in case of the Princess's decease as above the Prince
of Denmark shall hereby have for his natural life
8,000l. per an. as his part or proportion of the said
20,000l. per an., to be similarly free of all taxes
and other charges. The remaining 12,000l. per an.
of said 20,000l. per an. is hereby to be for the benefit
of any child or children of said Prince and Princess,
with reversionary right to the whole 20,000l. per an.
in case both their parents die during the life of
both or either of the present King and Queen.
And hereby Lawrence, Earl of Rochester, John,
Earl of Marlborough, Sidney, Lord Godolphin,
Sir John Trevor, kt., Speaker of the House of
Commons, Sir Benjamin Bathurst, Treasurer of
the Revenue and Household of the Prince and
Princess of Denmark, are appointed trustees of
said 12,000l. per an. and [ultimately] of said 20,000l.
per an. contingent upon such deceases as above,
as in trust for said children, that is to say, the
whole for one child if there be but one, or the whole
to be equally divided if there be more than one ;
to be payable to the male children till they attain
21 years of age and to the female children till they
attain the age of 18 or be married, when the said
trustees shall assign to each such child his or her
portion. And whereas by privy seal dated Feb. 22
last 20,000l. was directed to be paid to said Prince
and Princess of Denmark and thereon 10,000l. has
been already issued by tallies, it is hereby directed
that no further payment shall be made on the said
privy seal, but that same shall be void as to the
remaining 10,000l. unpaid thereon.
King's Warrant Book XV,
Treasury reference to Sir Jo. Osborne, Comptroller of
the Lottery Farm, and to Mr. Lowndes of the
petition of the pensioners who are paid out of said
farm : petitioners shewing that at the taking of
the farm the farmers advanced a whole year's rent,
whereby in the last year of the farm, which ends
1691, Michaelmas, they are only to pay a peppercorn :
so that unless petitioners be paid their
pensions for 1690, Michaelmas, to 1691, Michaelmas,
out of the rent due to 1690, Michaelmas, they
will be left destitute of subsistence from that
Reference Book VI, p. 186.
Same to Serjeant Ryley of the petition of William
Ryder, praying an allowance of timber for repair
of the lodge [and its] stable, barns etc. belonging
to Wakefield Walk in Whittlewood Forest.
Ibid, p. 185.
Royal warrant establishing 10 Yeomen Warders of
the Tower to be added to the present number
allowed upon the establishment of the Forces : to
make the total number up to 40 Yeomen Warders :
all by reason of the great number of prisoners in
the Tower and the constant guards therefor necessary
to be kept at the gates. (Establishment, 1s. 2d.
per day each : total, 212l. 8s. 4d. per an.)
King's Warrant Book XV,
|"Two more [Yeomen Warders] the like [warrant
for the like establishment signed on the] like
For the order of confirmation of the salaries of the
Masters in Chancery see supra, p. 169.
Money Book X, p. 46.
William Jephson to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue
200l. to me [Jephson] for secret service : out of the
temporalities of the vacant bishoprics.
Disposition Book IX,
Money order for 225l. to Thomas Brisco for wares etc.
delivered to the Ordnance.
Order Book III, p. 91.
Royal warrant to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy
seal for stating as follows the accounts of the late
Farmers of the Revenue of Ireland. By a great seal
of 1676, April 28, Charles II leased the said revenue
to Sir James Shaen of the Inner Temple, London,
kt. and bart., Surveyor General of Ireland ; William
Hill of Hillsborough, co. Down, Ireland ; William
Rider of London, esq. ; Thomas Hoare of Ilford,
Essex, esq. ; Francis Sone of Eltham, Kent, esq. ;
William Muschamp of Dublin, esq. ; Edward
Richbell, Stanhope Mill, Lawrence Stanyan and
John Gourney of London, esqrs., and Thomas
Sheridan of Cork, esq., on terms ut supra, Calendar
of Treasury Books, Vol. IV, pp. 853-5 ; Vol. V,
p. 173. In Hilary term, 1682, 10 Feb., 1681-2,
Richard Chapple, Deputy Auditor General of the
Revenues in Ireland, enrolled a writing in the
Exchequer Court, Ireland, importing that the said
Farmers over and above 1,289,578l. 15s. 9d. paid
into the Exchequer by many acquittances and
102,827l. 3s. 4d. allowed to them by several orders
of the said Court did owe 227,594l. 0s. 11d. rent
on their said farm to 1682, Dec. 31, and that they
were also chargeable with 20,000l. which they
were to advance on the 8th May, 1676, under their
contract, and 20,000l. payable 1682-3, Jan. 31,
to Charles II, 20,000l. similarly payable Feb. 28
and 20,000l. similarly payable 1683, Mar. 31, being
left in their hands in satisfaction of 60,000l. advanced
at the commencement of their farm. In Trinity
term, 1683, the said Court ordered levari facias
against them for the said sums. The tenor of the
said writing was remitted by certiorari to the
Chancery in England and from thence by mittimus into
the Exchequer in England, where same now remains
of record in order to the bringing said Farmers to
account here [in England] for the said total remaining
balance of 307,594l. 0s. 11d.
In behalf of themselves and their partners Edward
Richbell and Lawrence Stanyan have prayed
allowance of the following sums towards the said
King's Warrant Book XV,
viz. 60,000l. advanced on their contract with
42,459l. 8s. 11¾d. for 10 per cent interest thereon to
1683, Mar. 31 ; 7,200l. for the exchange on the said
60,000l. from Ireland to England, being 12l. per
100l., the said 60,000l. having been paid to the use
of Charles II in England.
|20,000l. with which the Farmers are charged as
having covenanted to advance same to Charles II
before 1676, May 8, and 18,556l. 6s. 3¼d. which
they actually advanced (as part of said 20,000l.)
towards building a fort at Ringcurran and
4,728l. 17s. 3¼d. for 10 per cent interest on said
18,556l. 6s. 3¼d. to 1682, May 1, and 1,703l. 1s. 11d.
for like interest from 1682, May, to 1683, Mar. 31.
|4,200l. paid by said Farmers to Charles Bertie,
Treasurer of the Ordnance, England (viz. 1,600l.
paid 1681-2, Feb. 25 ; 1,400l. on 1681-2, Mar. 4,
and 1,020l. on 1681-2, Mar. 8) and 482l. 8s. 0d. for
the exchange thereon at the rate of 12 per cent.
|29,557l. 9s. 11¾d. for payments into the Exchequer,
Ireland, not brought into their former account by
acquittances certified by the Deputy Auditor
General of Ireland 1686, Nov. 21, and allowed in
a further state of said Farmers' account made up by
the Earl of Clarendon, late Lieutenant General of Ireland,
and by him transmitted to Treasurer Rochester.
|149l. 18s. 6d. paid to William Robinson for the
use of the New Hospital near Dublin, certified and
allowed in the account as above.
|10,789l. 6s. 6¾d. paid on several assignments
for which no [Irish] Exchequer acquittances have
been given by the Receiver General and which
have not been placed to any former account, but
are allowed as above in the Earl of Clarendon's
state of account.
|1,823l. 4s. 1d. paid by assignments similarly
without Exchequer acquittances because Sir John
Champante was removed from his office of Deputy
Vice Treasurer, but for which the Farmers produce
a certificate of the Deputy Auditor and same is
allowed in the above state of account.
|4,790l. 14s. 111/8d. for money paid into the Treasury
of Ireland when Sir John Champante was Deputy
Vice Treasurer (viz. 4,014l. 9s. 5½1/8d. from 1682,
Aug. 22, to 1683, Mar. 25, by terr. tenants and
776l. 4s. 7½d. by sheriffs and others for casual
revenue on account of the said Farmers) ; the said
payments being certified 1686, May, by Daniell
Hartlipp, one of the officers there, and are allowed
in the above state of account.
|4,364l. 19s. 23/8d. paid by terr. tenants and for
casualties, on account of said Farmers, to John
Price, late Receiver General of Ireland, to 1686,
Nov. 15, and certified by said Price and allowed
|4,984l. 18s. 4¼d. paid for victualling at Kinsale
the ships bound for Tangier as by account attested
by John Stone and allowed as above.
|935l. 3s. 3d. for utensils in the several Custom
houses, boats etc. delivered at the end of their
farm to the Revenue Commissioners, Ireland, as
certified by Charles Leman.
|681l. 16s. 0d. for [hearthduty on] several hearths
in the castles, guard houses and other places belonging
to the King of which they could not collect the
duty during their farm, as by certificate of Lawrence
Steele, one of their officers, and allowed as above.
|822l. 11s. 4½d. for the Customs which, by order
of the Exchequer Court, Ireland, the Farmers
allowed to sundry merchants for goods lost at
sea, as certified by Charles Leeman, and allowed
|2,000l. for rebuilding and repairing several offices
of the revenue, for which they were to have an
allowance by their contract ; and allowed as above.
|1,609l. 3s. 6d. for profits of the Archbishopric of
Armagh during the vacancy on the death of Primate
Mergetson in or about August, 1678 ; which profits
were due to them by their contract, but were granted
by Charles II to the succeeding Primate, who
received same, as is certified by Sir John Coghill,
receiver of the rents of said archbishopric for both
the late and present Primates : Sir John Temple,
late Solicitor General of Ireland, having reported
that the Farmers ought to have a defalcation for same.
|707l. 15s. 11d. for part of the casual revenue
which during the farm was applied by the Clerk
of the Hanaper and Clerk of the Pipe to satisfy
an annuity to the Dean of Christchurch [Dublin],
allowances to the Auditor and Clerk of the Hanaper,
bounties to poor soldiers by order of the Chief
Governor of Ireland, the vicars choral, rents, repairs
and necessaries for the Courts of Chancery and
Exchequer ; as by an account thereof examined
by the late Treasury Lords.
All the above sums of defalcations are to be
hereby allowed. And whereas the said Farmers,
upon a treaty which was on foot between Charles II
and them for a new contract for the farm of the
revenues in Ireland and Tangier (which contract
was never perfected), did advance and pay several
sums of money which were sent to the Garrison
of Tangier "and were under the charge of Mr.
Benedict Thistlewayte, who afterwards died in
that garrison," and William Hewer, late Treasurer
for the affairs of the said garrison, has certified
that on 1682, Oct. 5, Thistlewayte paid to Capt.
Thomas St. John and Capt. Charles Collier, deputies
there to said Hewer, 52,000 pieces of Eight, or
11,700l. at 4s. 6d. per piece of Eight, upon account
of four months' pay for the garrison ; and that
by warrant of 1683, Sept. 24, from George, Lord
Dartmouth (who went to demolish the Garrison
of Tangier), Hewer received from the widow of
said Thistlewayte (then newly deceased) 13,478
pieces of Eight [which had been] remitted to him
[Thistlewayte] by Sir James Shaen and partners
[the Farmers herein] to be issued out as the Governors
of Tangier should direct for the redemption of
captives, being 3,032l. 13s. 3d. at 4s. 6d. per piece
of Eight ; and further that Thistlewayte paid
1,000 pieces of Eight (or 225l.) by order of the
then Governor of Tangier for redemption of five
English captives and did also advance to several
officers and others in the service of Charles II in the
said garrison several sums amounting to 1,536l. 10s. 5d.
(as by a list presented to the late Treasury Lords)
and direction was given for deduction of the said
sums out of the pay of said officers etc. : the abovesaid
four sums amounting to 16,494l. 3s. 8d. are
hereby to be allowed as just and reasonable.
Further, the said Farmers crave allowance of
12,124l. for their loss by quit rents in charge on
the 4th of Sept., 1675, which have been since discharged
or lost or could not be levied because they
plainly appeared to be doubly charged : for which
claim they offer the reason that in their farm "all
fee farm rents, quit rents and other rents which
on the 4th day of September, 1675, were in charge
in Ireland" are granted to them ; and by covenant
defalcations were to be granted if by any act of the
King or of the Courts in Ireland any of the duties
should be taken away or lessened or quit rents
discharged ; and that Richard Thompson, Register
of the quit rents, has certified 1687-8, Feb. 17,
that he has searched the accounts of collectors of
quit rents employed by the Farmers and has found
that several rents, upon application of the tenants,
were discharged by the Farmers (as being doubly
charged) and others by the Court of Exchequer
which were in charge in the rent rolls on 4 Sept., 1675,
viz. to a total of 1,732l. per an. or 12,124l. for the
seven years of the farm : this item is therefore
hereby to be allowed.
Further, the Farmers claim 1,753l. 7s. 11¾d.
paid in part of several assignments not yet fully
satisfied according to a particular account thereof
made by John Stone, one of their officers, and
allowed by the Earl of Clarendon as above : and
100l. and 100l. paid to John Hayes, an officer on
the establishment of Ireland, for salary ; similarly
allowed : 100l. paid to the Earl of Longford on an
assignment in the hands of John Price, late Receiver
General of the Revenues of Ireland : 5,465l. 1s. 8¼d.
for quit rents remitted or discharged by Charles II
or by order of the Exchequer Court after 1675,
Sept. 4, according to a certificate of Richard Thompson,
Register for the quit rents within the time of
said farm. These items, being all contained or
allowed in the said state of account transmitted by
the Earl of Clarendon, are hereby to be allowed.
Further, the Farmers crave allowance of
3,285l. 7s. 0d. as damage sustained by them by
dissolving their custodiams of lands that were in
arrear of rent where they consented to satisfy the
accruing rents to the Crown ; which is stated and
allowed in the abovesaid transmitted account :
and a further sum of 7,330l. 12s. 8d. for like damage
by dissolving like custodiams at the instance of the
Revenue Commissioners, Ireland, for which they
refused to satisfy or secure the accruing rents to
the Crown, as is certified by Sir John Temple, kt.,
then Solicitor General of Ireland, and the custodiams
of which were dissolved by reason of such refusal,
and the King might have lost his rents if same
had not been dissolved. Upon the opinion of said
Temple that the Farmers were thereby hindered
from receiving the arrears of rent due to them
and that they ought accordingly to have allowance
thereof, the said sums of 3,285l. 7s. 0d. and
7,330l. 12s. 8d. (or 10,615l. 19s. 8d. in all) are hereby
to be allowed, the said Richbell and Stanyan (as
for said Farmers) executing an assignment to the
Crown of the like sum of arrears of rent according
to the certificate of said Richard Thompson, the
Register of Quit Rents, setting forth the dates of
the custodiams, the custodees' names, the denominations
of the lands, the counties and the rents per an.
Further, the Farmers crave allowance of
1,302l. 1s. 1¾d. contained and allowed in the abovesaid
account for quit rents respited by the Exchequer
Court, Ireland ; and 3,566l. 19s. 0½d., other quit
rents so respited, making 4,869l. 0s. 2¼d. in all :
as to which claim Sir John Temple reported that
if it should appear that any quit rents in charge
in the Exchequer were respited by the said Court
for which they ought to have had a greater allowance
than was made them by the Earl of Clarendon [in
the account] as aforesaid, then the respites ought
to have been taken off or the Farmers should be
respited so much of their rents due to the Crown :
and at a hearing of the said Farmers 1687-8, Mar. 22,
before the Treasury Lords, it was thought reasonable
and directed that they should be allowed sums so
respited and of which they should first make an
assignment to the Crown ; and it appears by the
certificate of said Richard Thompson that besides
the sum [1,302l. 1s. 1¾d.] allowed as above by the
Earl of Clarendon the following items were respited
by the said Court and the respites not taken off,
viz. 345l. 13s. 0d. per an. for houses decreed to
Roman Catholics in Corporations ; 58l. 6s. 8d.
per an. for lands of the Earl of Clancarty called
Gurtycroghy, co. Cork ; 93l. 15s. 0d. [per an.] for
lands of Sir George Hamilton called Drumscukane
etc., co. Cork ; 11l. 16s. 7½d. per an. for lands of
Thomas Elliot called Balleyfoeglewby, co. Wexford ;
being 509l. 11s. 3½d. per an., which for the seven
years of the farm come to 3,566l. 19s. 0½d. This
sum therefore, making the abovesaid total of
4,869l. 0s. 2¼d., is hereby to be allowed on an assignment
as above to the Crown of the said arrears.
Further, hereby the accounts of persons who
received the 18,556l. 6s. 3¼d. for building the fort
of Ringcurran ; the account of Charles Bertie,
Treasurer of the Ordnance in England, for the
abovesaid 4,200l. ; the account of William Robinson
for the abovesaid 149l. 18s. 6d. for the New Hospital
near Dublin ; and the account of John Price, late
Receiver General of Ireland, of the above
4,364l. 19s. 23/8d. ; the account of William Hewer
for the moneys received by him as above for the
service of Tangier are to be searched to see if the
said sums are therein duly charged against them
respectively and accompted for.
And in regard some of the said late Farmers
are dead, the present account is to be made up
and passed in the names of Edward Richbell and
Lawrence Stanyan in behalf of themselves and
partners and to be sworn to by them. And when
so made up and declared no process is to be made
forth against the accountants for any debt which
shall remain due from them to the Crown unless
the King shall by warrant under the sign manual
specially direct and appoint the same. [This privy
seal therefore terminates without any statement
of the total of the allowances as above or of the
remains still standing on the accountants. The
total allowances as above are 274,168l. 14s. 1¼d.
and the remain or debit balance is therefore
33,425l. 6s. 9¾d.]