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March 1687, 11-20

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'Entry Book: March 1687, 11-20', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 8: 1685-1689 (1923), pp. 1253-1271. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=82589 Date accessed: 30 September 2014.


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March 1687, 11-20

Mar. 12.Royal warrant dormant to Richard, Earl of Ranelagh, Paymaster of the Forces, to pay William Blathwayte 20s. a day from Jan. 1 last as an additional salary or allowance as Secretary at War "in consideration of our ordering the fee upon pay warrants to be henceforth discontinued, and for his better support in his said office."King's Warrant Book XII, p. 61.
Same to same to include in the certificates or debentures for the pay of the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers as from Jan. 1 last the pay of one Company more, which the King has thought fit to add to the said regiment; and to apply the pay of one of the Non-Regimented Companies mentioned in the establishment [of the Forces] to the entertainment of the said Company of Fusiliers with the addition of 1s. per day to the youngest lieutenant and 1s. 6d. [per day] for the pay of one serjeant and 1s. [per day] for one drummer more.Ibid.
Mar. 12.Royal warrant dormant to Richard, Earl of Ranelagh, for the additional allowances as follow to the Deputy Commissaries: the King having thought fit to order the Commissary General of the Musters and his deputies to muster the Forces 12 times in the year at the least instead of six musters only [as] formerly practised; whereby their duty being increased and all the gratifications and rewards received by them from the officers being taken off, the King is pleased to increase their salaries and allowances as follows, viz.: to David Crawford, Chief Deputy Commissary of the Musters, 10s. a day as from Mar. 1 inst. over and above his allowance on the establishment; and 5s. a day similarly to each of the seven other Deputy Commissaries: and likewise to two Deputy Commissaries more whom the King has thought fit to appoint at the like allowance of 10s. a day as from Mar. 1 inst.King's Warrant Book XII, p. 64.
Henry Guy to the Customs Cashier to pay to Mris. Joane Ellesdon her pension of 100l. per an., what is now due thereon and what shall hereafter grow due thereon.Disposition Book VI, p. 32.
The like for the 100l. to Anthony Ellesdon and Charles Ellesdon.
The like for the 100l. per an. to Ann Ellesdon and Mary Ellesdon.
Same to the Attorney General to give warrant to the Clerk of the Petty Bag to prepare a commission to the following to enquire of the lands belonging to the Crown in the Forest of Arkillgarthdale [Arkingarthdale], co. Yorks, viz.: Inglebert Leides, Samuell Maydwell, William Dowglas, Andrew Cole, esqrs., James Cunningham, Roger Baines, Thomas Gill and William Plewes, gent.Out Letters (General) XI, p. 53.
Memorandum: the reports [missing] of the Attorney General, Mr. Fisher, Mr. Graham and Mr. Burton were sent with this letter.
Same to Mr. Griffin [Treasurer of the Chamber] to pay the quarter's pay which is in arrear to the officers and Yeomen of the Guard out of the moneys issued to you for last Christmas quarter of the establishment of the Chamber.Ibid, p. 54.
Same to Mr. Hewer. On your report on the petition of James Ripp, late a corporal in Col. Boynton's Company at Tangier (for payment of his arrear of 5l. 13s. 0d. out of the arrear due to Thomas Davenport, notwithstanding his assignment thereof to Mrs. Tobin in consideration of 4l. alleged to be paid) you are to send for Mrs. Tobin and find out what is Ripp's just debt to her. You are also to stop the 22l. 11s. 8d. due from several soldiers at Tangier to William Swansborough, late a soldier there.Ibid.
Same to the Attorney General. Several spoils have been committed in Dean Forest. Mr. Agar will attend you with affidavits relating thereto and you are to prosecute the offenders. (Same to said Agar, enclosing said affidavits [missing]. Attend the Attorney General with them as above.)Ibid.
Mar. 12.Henry Guy to the Customs Commissioners, enclosing the order in Council of the 4th inst. [missing] appointing Mr. Thomas Belchamber to be of the Council at Nevis and the rest of the Leeward Isles; and a copy [missing] of a letter of the 4th inst. from the Privy Council to the Governor of the Leeward Isles to make void an order made at Antigua Nov. 18 last about the shipping of goods, and [in lieu thereof] to appoint more convenient places; as also to settle the [monetary equivalence or] rate of sugar to be received in those islands in lieu of the King's Duty.Out Letters (General) XI, p. 54.
Treasury reference to Richard Graham and Philip Burton of the petition of Geo. Moore for a lease of certain lands in co. Chester which he has discovered as belonging to the Crown.Reference Book V, p. 41.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt of the petition of John Packer shewing that his father [Robert Packer, Usher of the Receipt] hath had for many years by the favour of several Lord Treasurers the Tenths of the Clergy within the diocese of Norwich by virtue of letters patent dormant to discharge his disbursements and allowances upon his books of Liberate in the Exchequer annually: and petitioner having now made up the book for the year ending in Feb., 1683–4 there appears to be due for that year above 1,000l.; therefore prays that same may be satisfied out of said Tenths and that said Tenths may be settled for the future to discharge petitioner's disbursements upon his books of Liberate.Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of William Bowtell and Sam. Robertson, merchants, together with Mr. Pepys's report [missing] thereon; petitioners shewing that Alle Rais, Canary Admiral of Algiers, sent into Plymouth a Dutch prize with directions to petitioners to dispose of same for his account; that they disposed thereof to Mr. Martin for 700l. sterling; that thereupon the ship was fitted out for her voyage, but being obstructed by the Customs Commissioners she lies with her lading at Plymouth in a perishing condition, by reason whereof Martin refuses to pay petitioners 700l.; therefore pray that Martin may have liberty to send the ship into foreign parts, so that they may receive their 700l.: said petition being referred to the Treasury Lords from the King in Council Feb. 14 last and by them to said Pepys, ut supra, p. 1225.Ibid.
Same to same of the petition of William Bauden, praying a gratuity or other provision, he being totally ruined by his service to the King in giving informations of embezzled goods.Ibid, p. 42.
Same to Mr. Fillingham et al. of the petition of Sir Timothy Tirrell, shewing that at Michaelmas, 1679, there was two years' rent due to the King from petitioner as farmer of Shotover Forest, which was paid into the Exchequer Oct. 25 of that year; that some time after the Earl of Danby laid claim to the rent of Shotover by virtue of a grant from the late King and threatens to sue petitioner for said rent; therefore praying direction in the premises.Ibid, p. 43.
Mar. 12.Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Edward Dillon for a tidewaiter's place in fee, London port, he having been a tidewaiter in extraordinary for five years.Reference Book V, p. 48.
Henry Guy to the Earl of Longford. On receipt of the letter of the 26th ult. from you and Mr. Bridges the Treasury Lords received the King's pleasure that the salaries of you both as Commissioners of Revenue, Ireland, shall be paid till Lady day next. The royal warrant for this will be sent to you next week.Out Letters (Ireland) V, p. 17.
Money warrant for 420l. 17s. 6d. to Sir Hugh Cholmely, bart., for 6 per cent. interest to 1686, Aug. 29, for money by him lent for the service of the late King: as by an account thereof made up by Auditor Aldworth and allowed by the Treasury Lords Jan. 18 last. (Money order dated Mar. 15 hereon.) (Henry Guy, dated Mar. 15, to the Customs Cashier to pay said sum into the Exchequer for said Cholmley.)Money Book VIII, p. 77. Order Book II, p. 45. Disposition Book VI, p. 33.
Same for 62l. 10s. 0d. and 62l. 10s. 0d. to William Bridgman for last Michaelmas and Christmas quarters on his salary as clerks of the Privy Council.Money Book VIII, p. 78.
125l. each to Sir John Nicholas and Philip Musgrave for half a year to Christmas last on same as same.
Same for 80l. to John Cooke for one year to Christmas last on his fee or salary as Latin Secretary.Ibid.
Same for 300l. to the Countess Dowager Marischal for half a year to Christmas last on her annuity or pension.Ibid.
Same for 100l. to John Darcy, executor of Lady Mary Howard, for half a year to Christmas last on her same.Ibid, p. 79.
Same for 100l. to Mris. Winifred Windham for half a year to Christmas last on her pension.Ibid.
Same for 125l. to Dame Joane Howard for last Christmas quarter on her same.Ibid.
Same for 150l. to John Dryden, esq., for half a year to Christmas last on his several allowances of 200l. and 100l. per an.Ibid.
Same for 200l. to Sir Samuel Morland for last Christmas quarter on his three several annuities of 400l. and 200l. out of Tenths and 200l. out of the Excise.Ibid, p. 80.
Treasury warrant dormant to the Customs Cashier to pay the annuity or yearly pension of 100l. to Joane Ellesdon; as by the patent of 1685, Nov. 20, granting her same for life. (Henry Guy, dated same, to same to the like effect.)Ibid, p. 81. Disposition Book VI, p. 32.
The like for the annuity or yearly pension of 100l. to Anthony Ellesdon and Charles Ellesdon as by the patent ut supra. (The like letter ut supra.)
The like for the annuity or yearly pension of 100l. to Ann Ellesdon and Mary Ellesdon as by the patent ut supra. (The like letter ut supra.)
Mar. 14.Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue to the Treasurer of the Ordnance 542l. 4s. 0d. for fortifications; 42l. 4s. 0d. thereof out of White's fine and the remaining 500l. out of Speake's fine.Disposition Book VI, p. 32.
Same to same to issue to Dr. William Sherlock 37l. 6s. 0d. out of the moneys of goods seized in the Exchequer.Ibid.
Same to same to issue 26l. 13s. 4d. to Mr. Potenger out of Customs money reserved in the Exchequer for the Mint Commissioners.Ibid.
Same to the officers of the Mint to pay into the Exchequer 198l. 4s. 0d., being the product of a coarse bar of silver which was received from Joseph Hornby and Nathaniell Hornby and was coined for his Majesty's use.Ibid.
Same to Sir Peter Killegrew, Receiver of the Duchy of Cornwall, or his deputy to pay into the Exchequer forthwith 202l. 0s. 2d. upon account of your receipt of the revenue of said duchy.Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to deliver, Customs free, a little case seized at Dover, being directed to Count D'Adda and containing clothes and some ecclesiastical ornaments.Out Letters (General) XI, p. 55.
Same to Sir John Buckworth, Alderman Duncomb and Mr. Hoare [late Commissioners of the Mint] to report on the enclosed paper [missing] of Elia Palmer concerning tin, in answer to your report of Feb. 4 last.Ibid.
Same to Mr. Blathwayte, returning Col. Walrond's letter sent to yourself. Send the Treasury Lords notice forthwith whether Walrond's money is yet paid to you.Ibid.
Same to the Auditors of Imprests to report on the following papers relating to Sir Polycarpus Wharton.Ibid.
Appending: note only of said papers: being (1) a report from the officers of the Ordnance with a copy of said Wharton's petition and Sir Robert Howard's report. (2) A parcel of papers sealed together containing several accounts etc. of Sir George Wharton, late Paymaster of the Ordnance.Ibid.
Same to Mr. Peters to examine and report on the following bills for service done relating to his Majesty's Chapel.Ibid.
Appending: note only of said bills.
(1) for church ornaments sent by the King's order to Ireland, 262l. 4s. 10d.
(2) silversmith's bill for plate for the Chapel [Royal] in Ireland, 364l. 5s. 3d.
(3) the bill of John Cooqus, silversmith, 54l. 1s. 7d.
(4) the joiner's bill, 27l. 3s. 0d.
(5) Mris. Quellin's bill for albes, surplices, etc., 48l. 11s. 5d.
(6) for a tabernacle altar frame, all gilt and burnished gilding, 27l. 14s. 0d.
Mar. 14.Henry Guy to the Navy Commissioners for a certificate before to-morrow noon, what provision has been heretofore made for transporting the Earl of Carlisle, or any other Governor of Jamaica, with his goods and servants to that government and what was the charge thereof; and what will be the best way and the cost of providing for the transportation of the residue of the Duke of Albemarle's 100 servants and 500 ton of goods that cannot go in the frigate that is appointed to attend him to Jamaica.Out Letters (General) XI, p. 56.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Walter Hilliard, victualler in Westminster, for a noontender's or watchman's place in the Customs, he having been always loyal and of good repute among his neighbours, but his trade now declining.Reference Book V, p. 42.
Same to William Hewer of the petition of Capt. Thomas St. John, praying payment of 75l. 12s. 0d. due to him for quartering the mole servants at Tangier, all debts of that nature having been long since paid except his "whose losses by the demolishing his houses were greater than any one's there."Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Leonard Stable for a coastwaiter's place, he having served faithfully as a tidewaiter, London port.Ibid.
Same to Mr. Hewer of the petition of Sir John Mordant, shewing that he took in execution two of Major Fitz Gerald's houses in Tangier; therefore praying to have the demolishing moneys for said houses.Ibid.
Same to the Auditors of Imprests of the petition of Capt. Macartie on behalf of himself and others, shewing that the Commissioners for the late Disbanding of the Army [or Forces new Raised in 1677] detained 2,640l. from the pay of one Regiment of Horse: therefore praying that they may be ordered to make restitution or that petitioners may have a Treasury order to seize some part of Col. Birch's estate.Ibid.
Same to same of the petition of Hen. Slingesby, shewing that he had notice from the King's Remembrancer that process of contempt was issuing against petitioner for not accounting for moneys which he received for tools etc. for the Mint: therefore prays an order to the officers of the Mint for a certificate of such tools now remaining there, and likewise an order to the Auditors of Imprests to draw up his account of the Plantations: and further that process ad computandum against him be stayed.Ibid, p. 43.
Same to Mr. Hewer of the petition of Joan Scot, widow of John Scot, shewing that several soldiers in Tangier were indebted to her for meat, drink etc. and praying that same may be paid out of the wages due to said soldiers.Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Rob. Gibson, shewing that the headsearcher and undersearcher of London port have forfeited their patents through divers unlawful practices committed, whereupon petitioner has exhibited [against them] the annexed articles [missing]: therefore praying that they be commanded to answer thereto.Ibid.
Mar. 14.Treasury reference to Mr. Graham and Mr. Burton of the petition of Thomas Wightwick, shewing that three years since he was desperately wounded by Sir Robt. Peyton and his party for refusing to drink the Duke of Monmouth's health and was afterwards damnified more than 1,000l. by the same party: therefore prays a grant of five houses near Sheer Lane belonging to said Peyton and now out of lease.Reference Book V, p. 44.
Same to Richard Gibson and Robt. Cooper of the petition of Scisley Williams, shewing that her husband was agent at Portsmouth for sick and wounded in the late Dutch war; and praying that his account may be adjusted so that she may receive the balance of said account.Ibid.
Same to the Excise Commissioners of the petition of Thomas Butler and David Fitzgerald, shewing that they have served faithfully for three years as Collectors of Hearthmoney; "that occasions at present calling them into Ireland they are forced to quit their employments here"; therefore pray to be recommended to the Revenue Commissioners, Ireland, for employment as Excise Collectors there.Ibid, p. 46.
Same to William Hewer of the petition of Tho. Heath and Richard Colls, [late] soldiers at Tangier, praying payment of their 25 months' arrears of pay.Ibid, p. 47.
Money warrant for 62l. 10s. 0d. to William Blathwayte for last Christmas quarter on his salary as a clerk of the Privy Council.Money Book VIII, p. 80.
Same for 564l. 3s. 5d. to James Nihill for 6 per cent. interest to Feb. 19 last on several sums by him lent for the service of the late King; as by an account thereof stated by Auditor Aldworth and allowed by the Treasury Lords Mar. 12 inst. (Money order dated Mar. 15 hereon.)Ibid, p. 82. Order Book II, p. 42.
Treasury warrant to Philip Burton to pay (out of moneys issued to you for Crown Law costs) 400l. to Richard Graham for his disbursements in managing causes by direction of the King or Privy Council.Money Book VIII, p. 82.
Henry Guy to Mr. Fillingham et al. Agents [for the Arrears of Taxes] to report on the enclosed proposals [missing] for regulating the retorns on Exchequer process ("for speedy getting in his Majesty's debts due from several receivers and accomptants").Out Letters (General) XI, p. 57.
Same to Visct. Falkland [Treasurer of the Navy] to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Henry Croon, Judge Advocate of the Navy, praying relief in the matter of payment of the arrears due to him for 1685.Ibid.
Report to the King from the Treasury Lords on the petitions of the Mayor etc. of Macclesfield for a lease of encroachments on the town waste, ut supra, pp. 1080 and 1172. On the orders of reference ut ibid. John Fisher, Deputy Surveyor General of Crown Lands, has reported to us that the former proceedings were thus. William Rowe, Alderman of Macclesfield, in July, 1661, on behalf of the Corporation petitioned Treasurer Southampton for a new lease of several cottages, shops, coalpits, encroachments and profits and perquisites of Court within said borough as formerly granted to Geo. Orme and Geo. Stonier in trust for the town by the Commissioners of the Prince of Wales 1619, Dec. 9, (which lease expired at Lady day, 1650), under the rent of 5s. [per an.]; and also of the tolls and profits of the markets there as formerly granted 37 Eliz. for three lives to the use of the town, whereof one life was then still in being, at 20s. [per an.] rent; the fee whereof the said town had purchased under the late usurpation to preserve their rights: which [title] they were willing to surrender. Upon several reports thereon particulars were made out by the Auditor 1661, July 17, in order to a new grant thereof [to the town]. But there were 40 other new encroachments certified by Commissioners appointed by the Lord Treasurer in 1664 which were made into a constat in 1666, and rated by Treasurer Southampton's warrant of 1666, July 5, in order to a new lease for 31 years to William Rowe, Tho. Deane and John Blagge for the use of the town, viz. the tolls at 20s. per an.; the old cottages, coal mines and encroachments at 5s. [per an.] without perquisites of Courts (for these last were not in their old lease) and the new encroachments at 20s [per an.], being half their full value. The said Fisher knows not how they came to be so long in passing [their grant], finding them thus rated in 1666, July 14, nor what became of the particulars and constat; but he understands from the clerk of the leases at the Pipe Office that the then Lord Gerard (now Earl of Macclesfield) did take out particulars for the old encroachments, coal mines and perquisites of Courts from the same auditor dated 1665, Mar. 8. This was done by virtue of a warrant from Lord Ashley, dated 1665, Dec. 1, but the particular was never brought to be rated by the Surveyor General of Crown Lands. On the 9 July, 1666, a royal signet and sign manual was directed to Treasurer Southampton and Lord Ashley, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, and hereon Lord Ashley alone gave his warrant 1666, July 12, for drawing a transcript of the lease to be passed to Lord Gerard, but neither the Clerk of the Pipe's warrant nor the transcript were signed by the Lord Treasurer, but by Lord Ashley only, "by which means it appears how the townsmen were prevented in getting the lease passed to their use."Warrants not Relating to Money XII, pp. 33–4.
If a lease be granted to petitioners the Deputy Surveyor General advises a rent of 50s. per an. for the old cottages, encroachments, coal mines and profits of Courts (being the rate as granted to Lord Gerard) and 20s. per an. for the later encroachments, "being a full moiety of their value as they were esteemed [in] 1664."
We are of opinion that petitioners deserve favour for a lease of the premises, the Earl of Macclesfield being lately outlawed for high misdemeanours and his term and interest thereby forfeited to your Majesty.
Mar. 14.Report to the King from the Treasury Lords on the petition of William Middleton as referred to the Treasury Lords the 4th inst. by the King; petitioner setting forth that under the late Treasurer Rochester's warrant he has discovered near 500l. which lay concealed since 1680, having been collected for the Redemption of Captives, and that above 400l. thereof has been paid in [to the Exchequer]; therefore praying some reward for same, he and his servants having travelled 1,000 miles in that service. We consider that petitioner deserves 40l. for his pains therein.Warrants not Relating to Money XII, p. 34.
Mar. 14.Report to the King from the Treasury Lords on the petition of the masters and owners of the ship Holandia, ut supra, p. 1190, said ship of 300 tons having been made prize in Scotland by adjudication and afterwards brought into England by James Hutton, merchant, who obtained of freedom for her, which freedom petitioners desire a confirmation of, "the officers in the Custom House pretending the said ship is not registered in their books."Warrants not Relating to Money XII, pp. 35–6.
We find that the warrant of freedom was countersigned by Secretary Coventry, the ship to be registered as a free ship of England by the name of the England of London, "upon paying such duty according to the value of the ship as in like cases was wont to be paid." By the affidavit of Robt. Lawrence and Nathaniell Pickis of London, mariners, it is affirmed that the said ship Holandia is now the England of London, and that it belongs to natives of the realm and none other, and that it was omitted to be entered and registered, being employed only in the coal trade to Newcastle. The ship being now designed for the East Country trade, the Customs Commissioners have no objection to the renewal of the freedom provided the Custom thereof be first paid according to the true value of the ship; her value being sworn by said Pickis, master and part owner, as bought by him fifteen months since for 503l. and now worth about 400l., being an old fly boat.
Treasury warrant to John Fisher, Deputy Surveyor General of Crown Lands, for a constat or particular of coal mines in Swineside in Coverdale, co. Yorks, as petitioned for by Basill Price, ut supra, pp. 1065–6: with a view to a grant thereof to be made to Henry Slingsby and said Basil Price for 31 years at a sixth part of the clear profits.Ibid, pp. 36–7.
Prefixing: said Fisher's report, dated Dec. 20 last, on said Price's petition. Petitioner's father, Sir Herbert Price, petitioned in 1674 for a grant of said mines. The grant made 1557, July 31, to Tho. Lofthouse and Jno. Beck of several messuages and lands in Swineside, Melmerby and Charlton, co. Yorks, contain a clause of exception, detailed, which Sir C. Harbord in his report 1674, Nov. 20, doubted whether it extends to an exception of lead mines to be opened. But as petitioner is desirous to make a trial thereof at his own cost, which if successful would be to the benefit of the Crown, it will be no disservice to grant him a lease to be void if the lead mines be not recovered and wrought within seven years.
Mar. 15.Two royal sign manuals for respectively 1,200l. and 1,080l. 10s. 0d. to Henry Guy, for secret service, without account: to be issued on the 20,000l. dormant privy seal of Feb. 23 last. (Two money warrants dated Mar. 17 hereon. Two money orders dated Mar. 19 hereon.)King's Warrant Book XII, p. 45. Money Book VIII. p. 85. Order Book II, p. 45.
Royal warrant to the Attorney General for a privy seal to discharge the baronetcy fee of 1,095l. due from Sir Edward Bettinson of Scadbury, co. Kent, for the baronetcy conferred on his father, Sir Richard Bettinson, by Charles II. (Treasury warrant to the Receipt, dated April 9, hereon for tallies of discharge accordingly.)King's Warrant Book XII, p. 59. Money Book VIII, p. 101.
Mar. 15.Royal warrant to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for the yearly sum of 1,200l. to Charles. Lord Cheyne, Visct. of Newhaven, in consideration of good services to the late and present King: to be payable out of the Customs of Berwick port; from Lady day coming and during pleasure.King's Warrant Book XII, p. 59.
Same to same for a same for the yearly sum of 300l. to Samuell Clarke in consideration of good services performed to the King: to be paid quarterly from Lady day coming out of the Customs of Berwick port: during pleasure.Ibid, p. 60.
Same to same for a same for 240l. per an. out of the Exchequer to Sir Robert Robinson as Lieutenant Governor and Commander in Chief of the Bermudas or Summer Islands in America to date from Oct. 31 last and to be paid quarterly during his continuance in that government unless the King's pleasure be signified to the contrary: the King having by the instructions of Oct. 31 last to said Robinson authorised him, for his support in that government, to take to himself 12 shares of land there at the value of 60l. per an. and the profit arising by licences granted for the fishing for whales at the value of 100l. per an. and that he should have in addition 240l. per an. as herein.Ibid, p. 62.
Same to same for a same for 400l. per an. out of the Exchequer to Nathaniel Johnston, Dr. of Phisick, in consideration of many good and faithful services to the King: to be paid quarterly as from Christmas last during pleasure, without account. The annuity or yearly payment of 500l. which by the privy seal of Aug. 11 last was granted to Alexander Fitton (now Sir Alexander Fitton, Chancellor of Ireland) is hereby revoked and determined as from Christmas last.Ibid.
Same to same for a same to discharge the records against Roman Catholics as follows. The King has formerly directed a discharge of all proceedings against Recusants who themselves or whose relatives were certified loyal, ut supra, pp. 176 and 610–11. The King being well satisfied in the loyalty of all his Roman Catholic subjects hereby declares his pleasure that all things needful be done for discharging and vacating upon record all convictions now of record or which shall be of record against any his subjects who by certificates in 1681, 1682 and 1683 from the Receivers of Recusants' Forfeitures or by other attestations shall appear to be of the Roman Catholic religion; and also for restoring, paying and discharging unto them all moneys due to the Crown, and not answered to the Crown, for such Recusancy; and for the superseding and staying all process against them until the royal pleasure therein be further known: all regardless of certificates of loyalty.Ibid, pp. 65–6.
Treasury order for the execution of a dormant warrant of 1686, July 13, ut supra, p. 830, for the salary of Morgan Powell, gent., as Comptroller of Milford port. (Henry Guy, dated same, to the Customs Cashier to observe same.)Money Book VIII, p. 82. Disposition Book VI, p. 33.
Mar. 15.Money warrant for 202l. 0s. 2d. to Philip Burton for Crown Law costs. (Money order dated Mar. 16 hereon.)Money Book VIII, p. 83. Order Book II, p. 42.
Treasury warrant to said Burton to pay said 202l. 0s. 2d. to Shadreck Vincent, esq., for his disbursements relating to the seizure of Mr. Kemp's tin, including the charges of himself, counsel and agents home again into the country.Money Book VIII, p. 83.
Treasury allowance of the incidents bill, detailed, of the Excise Office [for half a year] to 1686, June 24 (total, 1,189l. 10s. 0d.).Ibid, p. 84.
Treasury order for the execution of a money order of 1685–6, Jan. 27, ut supra, p. 544, for 1,200l. to Sir John Ernle in repayment of loan.Order Book II, p. 41.
Henry Guy to Sir Christopher Wrenn, [Surveyor of the Works], to order the officers of the Works to pay 10l. 12s. 4d. to Mr. Stamford Wallace, Rector of St. Thomas, Winchester, for tithes for 1685 and 1686 payable to him for the scite of the palace and other lands purchased by the King at Winchester.Disposition Book VI, p. 33.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue as follows out of the branches of the revenue directed to be this week paid into the Exchequer: viz.:Ibid, pp. 34–5.
l.s.d.
Out of the Customs.
to the Treasurer of the Navy in part of 400,000l. for the [Navy service for the] year commencing 1686, Lady day7,00000
to ditto for Sir Roger Strickland on his half pay27300
to the Treasurer of the Ordnance for the ordinary [of the Office of Ordnance]1,00000
to Mr. Hewer, towards the arrears of Tangier, first payment1,00000
to Alderman Sturt in part of his debt of 30,000l., first payment1,00000
to Mr. Chudleigh, remainder due to him as Envoy in Holland469162
to Sir Thomas Deerham, in full of all his pretensions2,15926
to the Earl of Ranelagh, for the Forces6,50000
to me [Guy] for secret service (for half a year to Sir William Darcy).10000
Out of the Excise.
to the Earl of Ranelagh for the Forces 4,500l. and 2,743l. 15s. 0d.7,243150
to the Earl of Lichfield's trustees30000
to Mr. Lloyd, Paymaster of the Works, on the ordinary [of the Works]50000
to ditto for the marblers by contract30000
to me [Guy] for secret service217100
to the Duke of Southampton37500
to Mr. Rose [Ross, his Majesty's] jeweller1,00000
to the Keeper of the Privy Purse50000
to Lady Stepney on her pension10000
to Sergeant Ryley5039
Out of Hearthmoney.
to the Cofferer of the Household3,00000
to the Treasurer of the Chamber1,00000
to ditto for the Maundy6730
to me [Guy] for secret service1,68760
to Sir Sam. Morland for last Christmas quarter on his pensions20000
Out of Post Office money.
to me [Guy] for secret service by way of advance1,20000
Out of the imposition on wine and vinegar.
to the Treasurer of the Ordnance for stores and storehouses2,00000
(Same, dated same, to the Customs Cashier, enclosing the paper of the disposition of the Customs cash for the present week, said paper including the above nine Customs items [payable out of the Exchequer], together with the following [payable direct out of the Customs Office on tallies], viz. 200l. to Sergt. Topham on his pension.) (Same, dated same, to the Commissioners of Excise and Hearthmoney, enclosing the like paper of disposition of the cash of those branches of the revenue; said paper including for the Hearthmoney only the above five Hearthmoney items: and for the Excise the above ten Excise items [payable out of the Exchequer], together with the following item [payable direct out of the Excise Office], viz. 1,189l. 10s. 0d. for the incidents bill of the Excise for [the half year ended] 1686, June 24.)
Mar. 15.Henry Guy to Sir Tho. Godsalve for a certificate what one year's pay for the [Naval] Chest at Chatham comes to.Out Letters (General) XI, p. 56.
Same to Lord Dartmouth to attend the Treasury Lords next Saturday, as Sir Benjamin Bathurst cannot attend on Thursday because the sale of saltpetre is to be on that day.Ibid.
Same to Mr. Fillingham for a certificate when any accounting sheriff has money in his hands out of which Richard Coffin, esq., late Sheriff of co. Devon, may be satisfied his surplusage of 209l. 7s. 9d.Ibid.
Same to Sir Christopher Wrenn to give order for repairing his Majesty's bakehouse at Windsor with all speed at your estimate of 115l. 10s. 0d.Ibid.
Same to the Commissioners of Wine Licences for an account of the method used by you in the management of that revenue and of the yearly charge of that management.Ibid.
Same to Mr. Chiffinch. The late Treasurer Rochester signed an order for 10l. to the Pages of the late King's Bedchamber. This money is now in the hands of one of the Tellers, but the said Pages have received the said 10l. some other way. You are to receive said 10l. from the Teller, pay Edward Cane what he has paid for fees for said order, and to pay the remainder to me for secret service.Ibid, p. 60.
Mar. 15.Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of John Houlker for a place as tidesman in fee, London port, he having been a tidesman in extraordinary for four years.Reference Book V, p. 48.
Treasury constitution of Edward Browne as a King's waiter, Bristol port loco John Moore, who by deed dated Mar. 14 inst. has surrendered his patent dated 1675, Aug. 20.Warrants not Relating to Money XII, pp. 37–8.
Same of Capt. William Wolseley to be Conservator and Supervisor of the Forest of Dean loco Sir John Ernle, junr., lately deceased, to take especial care to preserve from spoil his Majesty's woods, underwoods or timber growing in any part of the wastes of said forest and particularly upon the enclosures made or to be made by virtue of the Act of Parliament [19 and 20 Car. II, c. 8] for a nursery of ship timber there, and to see that all officers of said forest do daily perform their duties and that no sheep, hogs or other incommunable cattle be permitted to go or be within any of the wastes of said forest; and to prosecute all offenders cutting the said timber or spoiling the gates, stiles or enclosures: all with the salary of 100l. per an.Ibid, pp. 38–40.
Report to the King from the Treasury Lords on the petition to the late Treasurer Rochester from the bailiff and juratts and other inhabitants of Jersey; wherein petitioners pray "that as an equivalent to their acquiescence in suffering to be inserted in their charters now to be renewed the provisions of a certain order" of the late King, of date 1679, Dec. 17, for having an officer appointed to reside in said island in accordance with a report of the Customs Commissioners of Aug. 3 [then last] past, they may not be limited to the town of Southampton only for the transportation of 2,000 todds of wool which they are allowed by Act of Parliament [to import into Jersey], but that they may have a clause inserted in their charter to transport such proportions thereof and other commodities (coals excepted) as they shall find convenient, from the port of London.Ibid, p. 40.
We have received a report in this matter from the Customs Commissioners to the effect that the law has for very good reasons restrained to the port of Southampton the shipping of wool to Jersey, Guernsey, Alderney and Sark, whereby that matter is under a certain and secure regulation, and by the enlarging thereof to other ports it would become more uncertain and insecure, "but they do propose that the abovesaid Order of Council [of 1679, Dec. 17] may be inserted in their charter if your Majesty shall be pleased to renew the same." We agree with this opinion of the Customs Commissioners.
The Treasury Lords to the Lord Deputy of Ireland, transmitting (a) infra received by them from the King. Gratify petitioner as you think fit.Out Letters (Ireland) V, p. 18.
Appending: (a) petition of Robt. French to the King, shewing that he had spent his substance in soliciting a reward promised by the late King for a considerable sum of money lent and services done by petitioner's father to the said King when in exile; and that with a great charge of children petitioner will be utterly ruined if not speedily considered; it being apparently not thought fit to grant him the collectorship of the town and county of Galway and county of Mayo, therefore prays to be made collector of the King's revenue in the port of Galway.
Mar. 15.Royal warrant [to the Lord Deputy of Ireland] for the payment to Francis. Earl of Longford, and Robert Bridges, esq., of 250l. each for their services from Christmas last as Commissioners of the Revenue Ireland, "we being graciously pleased to allow them as much as their salaries would have amounted to for the quarter ended at Lady day next if they had continued till that time."Out Letters (Ireland) V, pp. 18–19.
Mar. 17.Privy seal for 100l. per an. for the residue of the 99 years' term as follows to the executors of Capt. Nicholas Tettersell, who in his barque did convey Charles II into France after the battle of Worcester; Charles II having by patent dated 1663, Dec. 14, granted to him the like annuity or yearly pension as from 1663, Lady day, for 99 years terminable on the lives of Susan his wife, Nicholas his son and Susan his daughter, payable out of the Crown revenues of cos. Kent, Sussex and Surrey; which annuity has been paid up to 1678, Michaelmas, being not continued to be paid further by reason of the sale of fee farm rents out of which same was usually paid and the said Capt. Nicholas and Susan his wife being dead and his son Nicholas and daughter Susan (now Susan Geering) being still alive. Said annuity is to be paid half-yearly as hitherto and the arrears thereon from 1684, Michaelmas, to the present are to be forthwith paid. The annuity is to be paid out of unappropriated moneys in the Exchequer and the present privy seal to endure until signification of the King's pleasure to the contrary. (Royal warrant dated Mar. 8 for said privy seal.)King's Warrant Book XII, pp. 57–8.
Money warrant for 50l. 3s. 9d. to Philip Ryley for half a year to Christmas last on his fee and board allowance as a Serjeant at Arms.Money Book VIII, p. 83.
Same for 375l. to Charles, Duke of Southampton, in further part of 1684, Lady day quarter, on his annuity on the Excise.Ibid.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Cashier to pay 200l. to Richard Topham, gent., for one year to Christmas last on his pension.Ibid, p 84.
Treasury order for the execution of a warrant, dated 1685, Nov. 12, ut supra, p. 413, for the salary of John Earle, gent., as Register of the Seizures. (Henry Guy, dated same, to the Customs Cashier to pay said salary accordingly.)Ibid, p. 85. Disposition Book VI, p. 36.
Same for same of a same, dated 1686, Nov. 8, ut supra, p. 963, for the salary of Andrew Haines as a King's waiter, London port. (The like letter ut supra.)Money Book VIII, p. 85. Disposition Book VI, p. 36.
Same for same of a same, dated 1685–6, Mar. 20, ut supra, p. 661, for the salary of Sir Edmund Turner as surveyor of the outports. (The like letter ut supra.)Money Book VIII, p. 86. Disposition Book VI, p. 36.
Mar. 17.Money warrant for 100l. to Mris. Juliana [Justina] Vandike (now Lady Stepney) for half a year to Christmas last on her pension.Money Book VIII, p. 86.
Same for 135l. to Tho. Chudleigh, esq., for 27 days, 1684–5, Mar. 9, to 1685, April 5, on his ordinary of 5l. a day as Envoy Extraordinary to the States General of the United Provinces: it being certified by Secretary the Earl of Middleton that said Chudleigh returned into the King's presence 1685, April 5. (Money order dated Mar. 19 hereon.)Ibid, p. 86. Order Book II, p. 44.
Treasury order for the execution of the unsatisfied remainder (being 72l.) of a money order of date 1685, April 7, ut supra, p. 110, for 758l. 17s. 3d. to said Chudleigh on his ordinary and extraordinary as same.Order Book II, p. 44.
Appending: recordatur of the payment of 686l. 17s. 3d. hereon 1665, April 8, by Teller Loving.
Same for same of the unsatisfied remainder (being 200l. 16s. 2d.) of a same, dated 1685, Aug. 19, ut supra, pp. 309–10, for 1,262l. 16s. 2d. to said Chudleigh on his extraordinaries as same.Ibid.
Appending: recordatur of the payment of 1,000l. hereon 1685, Aug. 25, by Teller Villiers.
Money warrant for 300l. to Sir Walter St. John, bart., Sir Ralph Verney, kt. and bart. Sir Richard How, kt. and bart., and John Cary, gent., trustees of Henry Edward the Earl and Charlott the Countess of Lichfield, for last Christmas quarter on the 1,200l. per an. reduced from the 2,000l. per an. granted to said Earl and Countess 1678, Sept. 12.Money Book VIII, pp. 87–8.
Treasury order for the execution of a money order of date 1685, Oct. 31, ut supra, p. 385, for 30,688l. 6s. 9d. to Anthony for the surplusage of his account.Order Book II, p. 42.
Same for same of the unsatisfied remainder of a money order, dated 1685–6, Mar. 3, ut supra, p. 617, for 3,055l. to Christopher Rose (Rosse), his Majesty's jeweller.Ibid, p. 43.
Appending: recordatur of the payment of 510l. in part hereof 1686, Dec. 9, by Teller Downing.
Same for same of a same, dated 1686, July 19, ut supra, p. 838, for 750l. to said Rosse.Ibid.
Henry Guy to the Navy Commissioners to pay to Sir Roger Strickland the 273l. ut supra, p. 1263, for 1¼ years to 1686, Lady day, on his pension.Disposition Book VI, p. 35.
Same to Alderman Duncomb [Cashier of Excise] to pay, out of the Excise, 1,000l. to Sir Benjamin Bathurst on account of the quarter due at Christmas last to the Prince and Princess of Denmark. Put this sum into your next [weekly] certificate [of the cash of the Excise].Ibid, p. 36.
Same to the Solicitor General to report on the enclosed draft [missing] of a Commission for selling the estates of the traitors in the West.Out Letters (General) XI, p. 57.
Same to Mr. Wardour [Clerk of the Pells] to make forthwith an extract of all moneys paid into the Exchequer by Dr. Twisden and the rest of the late alum farmers from the commencement of their farm in 1665 to the surrender of it in 1679. Specify the particular dates and sums.Ibid.
Mar. 17.Henry Guy to the Navy Commissioners for a certificate of the just sum that will pay the Chest at Chatham for one year.Out Letters (General) XI, p. 57.
The Treasury Lords to Mr. Randolph [collector etc. of Customs in New England]. The Navy Commissioners have contracted with Sir John Shorter, kt., and William Wallis, merchants, London, for a present store of New England masts, bowsprits, yards and other ship timber to be fetched from the Province of Maine and other parts in those colonies where they may be found. You are to aid and assist them and their agents and factors therein as they shall desire.Ibid, p. 58.
Henry Guy to Mr. Fisher [Deputy Surveyor General of Crown Lands] to report on the enclosed statement of opinion [missing] of the Attorney General concerning the ballast shores at Newcastle [alias] the petition for a lease of the river of Tyne.Ibid.
Same to the Master, Wardens and Assistants of Trinity House at Deptford [Strond] to give said Fisher their best assistance and information in the above matter.Ibid.
Treasury reference to Bartholomew Fillingham, Thomas Hall, William Lowndes and Philip Ryley of the petition of Tho. Robson, praying a grant of a debt of about 4,000l. owing to the King from Bevis Lloyd, one of the Receivers of Crown Revenue, which debt, although known, cannot be reached by Exchequer process by reason the said Lloyd's estate is entirely covered and concealed and cannot be discovered but by those who offer now to do it to petitioner.Reference Book V, p 45.
Same to Sir Christopher Wren of the petition of the artificers employed in building the late King's new lodgings [in Whitehall], praying payment of the 895l. 10s. 0d. remaining unpaid upon that account.Ibid, p. 44.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt of the account of principal and interest due to Lord Ossulston on four accounts as follows. The referee is to report how the said debt doth arise and whether it or any part of it be under the stop of payments in the Exchequer.Ibid.
Prefixing: said account.l.s.d.
due from the Customs Farm from 16703,55610
interest on same for 16 years to 1686.3,41300
due upon an order of loan attested by the Auditor of the Receipt's certificate dated 1671, Oct. 5.2,457145
interest on same for 15 years to 1686.2,21100
due upon an order on the salt farm certified by the Auditor of the Receipt dated 1670, Sept. 30, 1,000l.: whereof 500l. was paid in April, 167150000
interest for 1,000l. for six months3000
interest for 500l. for 15½ years46500
due upon the alum farm, a pension of 400l. per an. in arrear 10 years4,00000
£16,632155
six years' wages as Lieutenant of the [Band of Gentlemen Pensioners]3,00000
Mar. 17.Treasury order for the execution of a warrant dormant to the Receipt, dated 1684–5, Mar. 23, ut supra, p. 78, for tallies of assignment from time to time upon the Commissioners, Receivers, Collectors or Farmers of Excise of London, Westminster, Southward, Middlesex and Surrey for such sums as they shall show by their acquittances to have paid upon the yearly sum of 1,236l. 16s. 1½d. granted 1674, Oct. 9, by Charles II to his Queen Consort, now the Queen Dowager.Money Book VIII, p. 87.
Mar. 18.Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Valentine Morley for the King's waiter's place [London port] void by [the impending removal of] Mr. Danvers; petitioner having served for seven years as a landwaiter.Reference Book V, p. 45.
Same to same of the petition of Samuell Danvers, praying for a new patent of his place as a King's waiter, London port.Ibid.
Same to same of the petition of Geo. Mann for the said Samuel Danvers's place to be conferred on said Mann's son.Ibid.
Mar. 19.Money warrant for 1,200l. to Thomas Baker, esq., for four years to Nov. 2 last on his allowance of 300l. per an. as Agent and Consul General at Tripoly. (Money order dated Mar. 22 hereon.)Money Book VIII, p. 90. Order Book II, p. 47.
Treasury order for the execution of two money orders, dated 1683, Aug. 25, ut supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. VII, p. 907, and 1683, July 26, ut ibid. p. 883, for 1,000l. each to Richard Sleeman in repayment of loan.Order Book II, p. 45.
Same for same of a money order, dated 1680, Aug. 10, ut supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. VI, p. 640, for 40l. to George Hosier.Ibid, p. 46.
Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue to me [Guy] for secret service the 400l. paid in by Mr. Levy.Disposition Book VI, p. 36.
Same to same to issue as follows out of goods seized, viz.: 264l. 3s. 11d. to Mr. Walker, Usher of the Exchequer Court; 40l. to Mr. Hosier; 36l. 3s. 0d. to Mr. Tooker.Ibid.
Same to the Earl of Ranelagh to report on the enclosed petition of Sir William Dodson.Out Letters (General) XI, p. 58.
Appending: note of said petition, showing that in the late rebellion [in the West] he delivered cloth for clothing the recruits to the value of 672l. 11s. 7d.; and praying payment of same.Out Letters (General) XI, p. 58.
Mar. 19.Henry Guy to the Customs Commissioners to pay no more salary to Edward Randolph (as Collector, Surveyor and searcher of Customs in New England) till further order from the Treasury Lords.Out Letters (General) XI, p. 58.
Same to Mr. Blathwayt to report on the enclosed copy of Auditor Bacon's certificate of 4,700l. due to Lord Colepeper as Governor of Virginia; and an extract [missing] of said Lord's petition to the King setting forth his pretensions in Virginia.Ibid, p. 59. Out Letters (Plantations Auditor) I, pp. 226–7.
Appending: said certificate, dated 1683, Sept. 20, by Nicho. Spencer, Secretary of Virginia, Nathaniel Bacon, Auditor [of Virginia], and Phillip Ludwell; being all late Commissioners for the paying off and disbanding the two Foot Companies in Virginia; that all the under officers and soldiers of the Governor's own Company were paid by the Governor their full pay according to the establishment from their first arrival to the last day of Dec., 1680, long before the resolution taken in England for retrenching their pay, "so that his lordship for his care of the country and advance to the soldiers is sole loser thereby till then and not the soldiers; besides which we do further testify that by reason of the then conjuncture of affairs in relation to [tobacco] plants cutting and the insolency and mutinous disposition of the said Companies thereupon and for that they were to be disbanded we were forced for the safety of the country to condescend to several unreasonable demands of the said soldiers as to the price of goods and other particulars whereby his lordship received very great loss and damage also."
Reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Tho. Aslaby, gent., for restoration to his place as Collector of Bridlington port in which he served 20 years till 1683, May, when he was dismissed on the oaths of two notorious persons.Reference Book V, p. 45.
Same to same of the petition of Philip Ralegh, esq., grandson and heir to Sir Walter Raleigh, praying for the next vacancy of a landsurveyor or King's waiter, London port; petitioner having a great charge of children and a very good certificate of honesty, ability and loyalty. The Customs Commissioners are to present him for the employment desired if he be found fit.Ibid.
Same to the Hearthmoney Commissioners of the petition of Tho. [Nelson] and William Nelson, servants and sureties for their father, a collector of Hearthmoney, who ran frantic in that employment and thereupon became surcharged with 43l. 16s. 0d.; petitioners praying for said debt to be remitted.Ibid, p. 46.
Same to Mr. Frowde [Deputy Postmaster General] of the petition of Geo. Gleadow, postmaster of Ferrybridge, co. Yorks, shewing that he sustained many great losses in the said office, and being deprived of considerable part of the benefit formerly belonging to said office, he now remains debtor to the King; therefore praying commiseration, not being able to repay what he is in arrear.Ibid.
Same to the Board of Greencloth of the petition of Christiana Cooper for payment of the arrears of pension granted to her [late] husband, Samuell Cooper, the late King's Lymner, and after his decease continued to petitioner; and for payment of said pension to be settled [upon some reliable fund] for the future.Ibid, p. 48.
Mar. 19.Henry Guy to Mr. Price [Receiver General of the Revenue, Ireland]. Send your answer with all speed to the enclosed petition and case [both missing] of Mr. Arnold Browne. The Treasury Lords have this morning received your letter of the 11th inst.Out Letters (Ireland) V, p. 19.