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'Entry Book: July 1687, 11-15', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 8: 1685-1689 (1923), pp. 1450-1466. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=82601 Date accessed: 27 November 2014.


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July 1687, 11-15

July 12.
Windsor Castle.
Royal warrant to the Attorney General for a privy seal to discharge Sir Gilbert Gerrard of Fiskerton, co. Lincoln, from the 1,095l. fee due from him for the baronetcy conferred on him by Charles II. (Treasury warrant, dated Windsor Castle, Aug. 2, hereon to the Receipt for tallies of discharge accordingly.)King's Warrant Book XII, p. 219. Money Book VIII, p. 229.
Royal sign manual for 2,165l. to Henry Guy, for secret service, without account: to be issued on the 20,000l. privy seal dormant of May 31 last. (Money warrant dated July 12 hereon. Money order dated July 14 hereon.)King's Warrant Book XII, p. 220. Money Book VIII, p. 195. Order Book II, p. 72.
Same for 3,200l. 2s. 2d. to William Aldworth, for secret service, without accompt: to be issued on abovesaid privy seal dormant. (Money warrant dated July 14 hereon. Money order dated July 14 hereon.)King's Warrant Book XII, p. 220. Money Book VIII, p. 197. Order Book II, p. 72.
July 12.
Windsor Castle.
Royal warrant to the Treasury Lords to pay 5,000l. to William Roberts, Receiver of the Honor and Castle of Windsor: same to be as imprest for the building, rebuilding and repairing the King's houses and buildings within the said castle; as by the privy seal of 1685, Nov. 11. (Money warrant dated July 14 hereon. Money order dated July 18 hereon.)King's Warrant Book XII, p. 220. Money Book VIII, p. 196. Order Book II, p. 73.
July 12.Treasury warrant to the Clerk of the Pipe to satisfy out of the debits remaining upon the accounts of several sheriffs now accompting for the year ended 1686, Sept. 29, the item of 63l. 3s. 6½d., which by Treasurer Rochester's order of 1685–6, Mar. 20, supra, p. 661, was payable by Edward Baber (then sheriff of co. Somerset) to Robert Smith et al.: it appearing by certificate of Bartholomew Fillingham, Deputy Clerk of the Pipe, that there were no remains of money on the foot of said Sheriff Baber's account for that year.Money Book VIII, p. 194.
Appending: copy of said warrant of 1685–6, Mar. 20.
Same to William Hewer to pay Barbara Nolden, widow and executrix to Ernestus Nolden, late master carpenter to the garrison of Tangier, the extraordinary of 2s. a day from 1682–3, Feb. 13 (the date of his warrant from Lord Dartmouth), to 1684, May 1, the date of the determination of the arrears due to the garrison of Tangier: the said Nolden having been paid the establishment pay of 3s. a day for his said office from his entrance thereon to 1682, Oct. 1, to which time said garrison is paid, but the said warrant of Lord Dartmouth having allowed him 5s. a day.Ibid, p. 208.
Henry Guy 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.:Disposition Book VI, pp. 80–1.
Out of the Customs.
to the Treasurer of the Navy [for the Navy's] weekly money on account of 400,000l. for the year commencing 1686, Lady day7,00000
to ditto in part of freight for a ship to carry the Duke of Albemarle's goods to Jamaica1,00000
to Mr. Aldworth for his Majesty's secret service3,20022
to the Privy Purse50000
Out of the Excise.
to the Earl of Ranelagh for the Forces3,50000
to Sir Benjamin Bathurst towards the Princess's debts1,50000
to the Queen in part of her quarter2,00000
to me [Guy] for secret service50000
Out of loans on the Linen Duty Act.
to the Earl of Ranelagh for the Forces6,00000
to the Treasurer of the Ordnance [for one week on the Ordnance Office] ordinary1,00000
Out of the Hearthmoney.
to the Earl of Ranelagh "the 1,500l. which was last week desired to be issued to Sir Benjamin Bathurst towards the Princess's debts"1,50000
to me [Guy] for secret service1,66500
to the Gentlemen and Grooms of the Bedchamber2,40000
to Mr. Bridgman for half a year for the officers of the Ecclesiastical Commission35000
(Same, dated same, to the Customs Cashier, enclosing the paper of the disposition of the present week's cash of the Customs; said paper including the above four Customs items [payable out of the Exchequer], together with the following item [payable direct out of the Customs Office], viz. 2,455l. 10s. 9d. to complete the [last June 24] quarter book [of Customs salaries, London port].) (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 Excise the above four Excise items [payable out of the Exchequer], together with the following items [payable direct out of the Excise Office], viz. 1,410l. 2s. 0d. for [last] Christmas quarter's incidents bill [of said Office], 1,911l. 9s. 9d. for last June 24 quarter's salary bill for the inferior officers [of the Excise Office], 1,500l. towards the Princess [of Denmark's] quarter: and for the Hearthmoney three of the above four Hearthmoney items [payable out of the Exchequer], (omitting the 1,500l. to the Earl of Ranelagh), together with the following item [payable direct out of the Hearthmoney Office], viz. 521l. 8s. 4d. for last Christmas quarter's incidents bill [of said office].)
July 12.
Windsor Castle.
Henry Guy to Mr. Strong to return into Ireland with all convenient speed to attend his Majesty's service there.Out Letters (General) XI, p. 141.
Same to the Attorney or Solicitor General to give warrant to the Clerk of the Petty Bag for a Commission to the following to enquire of derelict lands belonging to the King near South Cave, Ellick [Ellerker], Broomfleet and the Provost in Yorks, West Riding, viz. Robert, Visct. Dunbar, Henry Constable, Phillip Langdale, Francis Moyser, Phillip Saltmarsh, esqs., Henry Watkinson, Dr. of Laws, Serjeant Ingleby, Robt. Hollis, Richard Wynne, Edward Barnett, Thomas Aldred, esqs., Thomas Fairfax, Tho. Holmes, Rob. Squire, Wilfred Truman, gent.Ibid, p. 142.
July 12.Treasury reference to the Excise Commissioners of the petition of Cha. Banson, one of the general surveyors of Excise, shewing that he has been employed in the Excise for 24 years and has greatly advanced the same in every station; that he was surety in 2,000l. for his brother, who was employed as Collector [of Excise] in Durham et al., but who was unable to make due returns to the King by reason of trusting persons to return his moneys who proved unjust and the [Excise] Commissioners now demand the debt of petitioner: therefore praying the King to remit said debt, petitioner not doubting by his industry to advance the revenues much more than said debt.Reference Book V, p. 107.
Same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of William Mitchell for a noontender's place [London port], he having served the King these 20 years in the Yards at Deptford and Chatham.Ibid.
July 12.Treasury reference to Mr. Graham and Mr. Burton of the petition of Jon [John] Savage et al.; shewing that he was bail for William Savage of Taunton, who was taken upon suspicion at Monmouth's rebellion and was made a prisoner at Taunton, but when Monmouth came there the prison was broken open and the said Savage carried away by the rebels; yet petitioners are prosecuted upon their bail; therefore pray that their recognizances may be discharged.Reference Book V, p. 107.
Same to same of the petition of Penelope Ward et al. executors of Phi. Ward. praying payment of the 12l. 4s. 8d. disbursed by said Phi. Ward in his Majesty's service.Ibid, p. 108.
Same to the Navy Commissioners of the petition of Doro. Brereton, shewing that she was bred up in the Catholic religion and having no fortune left her by her father is forsaken by all her relations in respect of her persuasion; that the Navy Commissioners seized all her father had, so that she was forced to borrow money to bury him and is now exposed to the mercy of his creditors: therefore prays the King's further charity in consideration of her father's sufferings for Charles I.Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Jane Wale, alias Penruddock, ut supra, p. 1388: upon a second reading thereof her husband being hereby ordered to be presented for some office in the Customs.Ibid.
Same to same of the petition of Tho. Sands, merchant, shewing that he obtained an order from the King 1685, Dec. 15, for the impost-free shipment of 800 hogsheads of tobacco from Virginia to England, but was frustrated of the benefit of said order by the action of the Governor and Council of Virginia: therefore prays the King's positive order to said Governor for obedience to said order.Ibid.
Same to the Attorney and Solicitor General and to John Fisher, Deputy Surveyor General of Crown Lands, of the petition of James Bovey about the Forest of Exmoor and for a quo warranto against Mr. Syderfen.Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Char. Lock, mariner, shewing that for 10 years he has been deputy to the Surveyor of the Navigation Act under Sir John Shaw, but said Shaw being disabled from executing said office petitioner is displaced; that one Mr. Marshall having undertaken to execute the said office he has already certified a Dutch built ship to be English and has undergauged several ships against his Majesty's interest and other misdemeanours, all which petitioner can prevent by his great skill and experience: therefore praying to be admitted again to said office.Ibid, p. 109.
Same to same of the petition of Tho. Workeman, praying to be a set watchman in the walk, he having served in all the engagements for the two late Kings and being now an extraordinary watchman at the Custom House, but by reason of his broken belly cannot serve.Ibid.
July 12.Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Arnold Arams, shewing that being Customer in Gloucester port he was employed by the Customs Commissioners to collect the duties there, which he did faithfully without allowance: therefore prays the like encouragement as others have had.Reference Book V, p. 109.
Windsor Castle, Treasury Chambers.Same to Auditor Aldworth of the interest account of Joseph Hornby and Nathaniell Hornby for the half year ended June 24 ult.Ibid, p. 117.
Prefixing: said account.
6 per cent. interest on 20,000l. for said six months59514
Same to same of Mr. Lilly's account for the last June 24 quarter of the salary and incidents bill of the Post Office.Ibid, pp. 117–8.
Prefixing: said account as certified by Phi. Frowde.
incidents, April 4–May 22231910
" May 9–309240
"June 6–2443107
weekly wages to letter carriers, 25l. 10s. 0d. per week331100
for returned letters, May 219158
" " " June 11894
" " " June 2423910
for money paid to Postmasters, April 186809
for money paid to Postmasters, June6183
Same to William Hewer of the petition of Ann Holford, daughter and administratrix of John Sharrow, deceased, praying payment of 60l., part of her father's [asset or] estate, which was put into Hewer's hands by the King [to be by him paid to said Sharrow], in satisfaction for houses demolished at Tangier.Ibid, p. 121.
Same to the Attorney or Solicitor General of the petition of Claude Bardon, praying the King to grant him privilege that no other person in his dominions may publish the tables which he perfected relating to affairs of war, navigation, commerce and calculation of accounts.Ibid, p. 124.
Same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Tho. Thornhill for a landwaiter's place in the Customs, he and his father having served the late King in the Dutch war.Ibid.
Same to same of the petition of Samll. Spurway of Dartmouth, merchant, for some employment in the Customs, having been forced by great losses to quit his way of trade.Ibid, p. 125.
Windsor Castle.Treasury warrant to Thomas Newton, woodward of Whittlewood Forest, co. Northants, to sell for his Majesty's best benefit the 240 ash trees ordered by Tho. Agar, Surveyor General of Woods, Trent South, to be felled in said forest this spring, the same having become very injurious to the springs where they lay and every day of less value by being rent and hardened by the sun. The receipts are to be paid into the Exchequer and the whole accounted for before the auditor for co. Northants by the end of Hilary term next. This warrant is not to be used as a precedent for the future.Warrants not Relating to Money XII, p. 111.
July 12.
Windsor Castle.
Report to the King from the Treasury Lords on the petition of Mathew Dickenson et al. ut supra, pp. 1320–1, as by the order of reference of Mar. 18 last from the King in Council.Warrants not Relating to Money XII, pp. 114–6.
Petitioners set forth ut supra ibid. We have referred same to Guiciardin Wentworth, esq, secretary for the affairs of the Duchy of Lancaster, and Auditor William Aldworth. Their report is as follows and we consider the matter to be truly and fully stated therein; and we concur therewith.
Prefixing: (a) said order of reference from the King in Council. (b) Treasury order of reference dated April 21 last. (c) Said report from Wentworth and Aldworth, dated May 24 last. The late King granted to Thomas Windham under the Duchy seal all arrears due to the King [in said Duchy] from 1660 to 1682, Michaelmas. Thereupon the several auditors of the North and South [parts of said] Duchy were directed by the then Chancellor, Sir Thomas Chichly, to make out schedules of said arrears and amongst same of this sum of 126l. 2s. 2¾d., which sum arises not from one entire fee farm rent of 10l. 8s. 0d. per an., but from several rents as in the schedule below, and was made out by the auditor only for the Chancellor's information and not otherwise. The messenger, Benjamin Ayloff, before he went down to levy, did not attend the auditor of the premises to receive instructions as in this case was requisite, but went only to the Receiver, whose books of receipts were shown to him and copies offered him, which had he accepted it would then have appeared that the petitioners Dickenson, Robinson and Lumpkin had duly answered their respective rents. As to Mayden, we do not find that he holds any of the lands out of which these rents are issuing, so that there could be no pretence of making any distress upon him: and Smyth produces acquittances to clear his rent. We are of opinion that the 122l. 15s. 0d. was unduly levied upon the petitioners and ought to be forthwith paid them with such reparations and allowances for their loss and charges herein as the Treasury Lords think fit.
Per an.
(d) Said schedule of rents.
two acres in Swineshead in the tenure of John Creswell0100
two acres of hempland there in the tenure of Richard Sharpe0134
two acres of ditto there in the tenure of Thomas Panton100
one acre of arable lands there in the tenure of John Packey068
one acre of land there in the tenure of George Sigerable050
1½ acres there in the tenure of Thomas Sharforth050
a tenement and two acres there in the tenure of Thomas Garth140
three roods of hempland there in the tenure of William Handall070
three roods of same there in the tenure of Henry Browne068
half acre of pasture there in the tenure of Tho. Eytherd020
two acres of pasture there in the tenure of Christopher Bennet050
four acres there in the tenure of John House0100
four acres of pasture there in the tenure of Thomas Hall0134
a messuage and orchard there in the tenure of Henry Browne0134
six acres of pasture there in the tenure of Thomas Holland100
six acres three roods there in the tenure of Hen. Browne168
three acres there in the tenure of Henry Browne0125
July 12.
Windsor Castle.
Treasury warrant to the Clerk of the Pipe for a lease to Ann Byerley of St. Giles in the Fields, widow, and Ann Byerley, her daughter, administratrix of Richard Hutton, of the tithes of Hooton Pagnell, Clayton, Frickley and Shippings, co. Yorks, for 31 years from Lady day last at the terms etc. as intended for said Richard Hutton in 1683, and with all the mesne profits from the date of said Hutton's surrender, ut supra, pp. 1411–12.Warrants not Relating to Money XII, p. 118.
Prefixing: auditor's particular of the premises, ut supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. VII, p. 877.
July 12.Henry Guy to the Revenue Commissioners, Ireland, to give Mr. Thompson leave of absence this season during vacation time, so that he can take the waters in England for a rheumatism.Out Letters (Ireland) V, p. 40.
July 14.Privy seal for payment of the following schedule of arrears to several of the late King's servants: to be paid out of the new imposition on tobacco and sugar: "and if there be any other orders remaining unsatisfied for payment whereof provision was made or intended to be made by our order in Council bearing date the 16th day of April, 1686," they are hereby to be satisfied out of the said imposition on tobacco and sugars "as if they were particularly described in the annexed schedule."King's Warrant Book XII, pp. 212–3.
Appending: said schedule.
to John Goodgroome, gent., one of the musicians, upon an order No. 388 registered on the sale of fee farms, which order was comprehended in an account approved in Council 1686, April 164000
to Orlando Fitz Symonds, esq., a serjeant at arms, on an order No. 181 registered and comprehended ut supra10076
to William Hemington, esq., as in trust for William Chiffinch, Keeper of the Closet, on an order No. 89. registered on the Customs and comprehended ut supra.20000
to Henry Phillips, distiller, on an order No. 364 registered on the fee farm sales and comprehended ut supra2776
to Edward Progers on an order No. 276 registered and comprehended ut supra10411
to same on an order No. 572 registered "on the register which was appointed to be kept for the Country Excise" and comprehended ut supra25000
to the executors of William Outram, D.D., on an assignment dated 1670, Oct. 17, by Sir Edw. Griffin, late Treasurer of the Chamber, on an order No. 679 registered on the Hearthmoney47600
to Edmund Flower, due by mesne assignments on an order No. 65 registered on the sale of fee farms in the name of said Sir Edw. Griffin5000
to Henry Brockwell, musician, in part of an assignment on the last mentioned order6168
to the executors of John Middleton, serjeant at arms, on an order No. 419 registered and comprehended ut supra10076
to Henry Harris, gent., Yeoman of the Revels, on an order No. 322 registered ut supra in the name of William Richards in trust for said Harris and comprehended ut supra7300
July 14.Money warrant for 350l. to William Bridgman, esq., for half a year for himself as Register and for the officers and ministers attending the Commissioners for Ecclesiastical Causes for half a year to June 24 last. (Money order dated July 14 hereon.)Money Book VIII, p. 197. Order Book II, p. 72.
Same for 325l. 2s. 10d. to Sir Benjamin Bathurst for 6 per cent. interest to Lady day 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 June 2 last. (Money order dated July 19 hereon.)Money Book VIII, p. 197. Order Book II, p. 75.
Same for 100l. to Mris. Katherine Elliott for half a year to June 24 last on her pension.Money Book VIII, p. 198.
Treasury warrant for the execution of a dormant warrant of 1683, July 3, ut supra, p. 802, for John Harrison's salary as Comptroller of Ipswich port.Ibid, p. 199.
Treasury allowance of the incidents bill of the Hearthmoney Office for the half year ended 1686, Christmas (total, 521l. 8s. 4d.).Ibid, p. 200.
Appending: said bill in detail (including Mr. Gill's bill for letters and bills for transcribers of Hearthmoney books and for taking out of the said books an account of all the single-hearth houses and which of them had paid and which not).
Same of the incidents bill of the Excise Office for the same half year (total, 1,410l. 2s. 0d.).Ibid, pp. 201–2.
Appending: said bill in detail (including the several stationers, viz. Mr. James, Mr. Blagrave, Mr. Richards: and Mr. Pilsworth's incidents for the surveyors of strong waters "till they came to be settled by warrant," and likewise for the surveyors of the coffee sellers; and Mr. Gill's bill for postage of letters etc.; Mr. Weekes' bill for money bags; Mr. Hall housekeeper of the Office; Mr. William Griffith, yardkeeper).
July 14.Treasury allowance of the salary bill of the Excise Office for last June 24 quarter (total, 5,086l. 9s. 9d.).Money Book VIII, pp. 203–5.
Appending: said bill in detail, shewing many changes from the bill supra, pp. 131–2 (seven Commissioners of Excise; five Commissioners of Appeals in Excise; Hen. Wynn, Register to the Commissioners [of Appeals]; Anthony Seager and Hen. Seager, messenger and doorkeeper to the Commissioner [of Appeals]; John Birch, auditor; Elias Ashmole, Comptroller; Charles Duncomb, Cashier; Edward Noel and Jno. Thompson, Registers to the Commissioners of Excise; Thomas Aram, solicitor to ditto; Nicho. Fen, housekeeper; Jno. Sheldrake, assistant to Noell; John Haines, clerk to Noell; Isaac Dafforn; Jos. Chambers; Jno. Widdowson, his [Chambers'] assistant; Jno. Hussy, correspondent; Jos. Wetherell, his [Hussy's] assistant; William Vickars, accomptant to the London brewery; Dan. Kingston, ditto; John Crowther, Ben. How and Tho. Hooke, accomptants for the country; Geo. Lloyd, William Taylor, Jno. Sampson and Jno. Cooke, messengers to the London brewers; Henry Wright, porter for parcels to the carriers; Tho. Foster, Jno. Grice and William Lee, watchmen; William Griffith, yardkeeper; four surveyors of the London brewers; 37 London gaugers; 10 seven shilling men; John Farmer, chief examiner of the country books; Benj. Larke, Tho. Rand and Jno. Smith, clerks; John Beale, collector at the Custom House for imported liquors; Tho. Shrubb, surveyor of import of liquors at the Custom House; Phillip Shales, chief surveyor for imported liquors, London port; Samuell Shepheard, his assistant; Tho. Godferry, landwaiter at the Custom House; Robt. Sheperd, ditto; James Aycridge, surveyor and taster of brandies; Richard Walker, general surveyor; Antho. Mason; John Hobbs and Mich. Simonds; 27 gaugers; 3 seven shilling men; Ed. Pilsworth; Thomas Hurdes; Edwd. Pilsworth. junr.; William Baker, Jno. Witacre, Giles Baker and Antho. Bonder [surveyors of coffee]; five coffee gaugers; Edwd. Blackwell, surveyor for mead).
Treasury warrant to William Hewer to pay 15l. each to Thomas Silver and Albion Howell as a reward for their service as master gunners of the late town and castle of Tangier, to which duty they were appointed by Lord Dartmouth.Ibid, p. 207.
Henry Guy to the Earl of Ranelagh [as Paymaster of the Forces]. On the motion of the Duke of Grafton the King has commanded that a more convenient sutlery should be built at the Main Guard in Scotland Yard, that which is there at present being too little and ruinous. The charge of things of this nature has been usually paid by the Paymaster of the Forces by direction from the Treasury. The Treasury Lords desire you to pay 200l. to Tho. Lloyd, Paymaster of the Works, to begin the said work. This letter is to be entered before the Auditors of Imprests before you make such payment, to the end said auditors may charge on the Works Paymaster's accounts the sum so paid.Disposition Book VI, p. 83.
July 14.Henry Guy to the Customs Commissioners to deliver the following goods to the Duchess of Mazarin on payment of Custom.Out Letters (General) XI, p. 142.
Appending: petition from said Duchess, praying delivery of a cloak and three petticoats brought from France on a Calais boat, Matifeu master. (Entry struck through, but marked stet.)
Same to same. Has the box, supra, p. 1433, directed to the Princess of Denmark, arrived in London yet? (Entry struck through.)Ibid.
Same to Mr. Pepys. Please return me the minutes concerning the Duke of Albemarle and the rest of the undertakers for recovery of wrecks.Ibid, p. 143.
Same to Mr. Yard to publish in the next two Gazettes any notices desired by Major Hope et al. for publishing their meetings as Commissioners for selling forfeited lands [of rebels] in the West.Ibid.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to receive 450l. from Col. Henry Walrond and to give him a tally as for the value of 500l. by him received in the island of Barbados without the King's consent from a subsidy in said island under pretext of a clause in an Act of Assembly for an imposition on wine and other liquors.Ibid.
Same to Mr. Blathwayte [as Secretary to the Forces]. It is the King's pleasure that you attend him "at the Cabinett Councill next Sunday in the evening" with the report made by the Earl of Ranelagh and yourself on Dr. Tho. Lawrence's petition.Ibid.
Appending: said report, dated the 15th inst. The said Lawrence as Physician General [to the Forces] diligently attended the sick soldiers in his Majesty's Hospital at Hounslow 1686, May 26, to Aug. 31. The King allowed him 10s. a day, over and above his ordinary pay, for attending the sick and wounded men in the late rebellion. We have no objection to the like allowance for the said service at Hounslow last year in respect of his extraordinary charge and loss of practice occasioned by his constant attendance in the camp.
Same to Mr. Bowtell to enlist [sic for assist] Mr. Middleton in finding out the merchants formerly employed for [the transaction of the] redemption of [English] captives [in Barbary].Ibid, p. 144.
Same to the Customs Commissioners. The Treasury Lords sit here [the Treasury Chambers, Whitehall] to-morrow and will receive [and consider] anything you have to offer.Ibid.
Same to same to deliver, Customs free, at the Princess of Denmark's backstairs at Windsor Castle the box directed to her which is now brought from Dover to London.Ibid.
Same to the Excise Commissioners to report on the enclosed letter [missing] from the Justices of Peace for co. Monmouth, together with the affidavit of Christopher Churchey.Ibid.
July 14.Henry Guy to the Customs Commissioners, enclosing a copy [missing] of Serjeant Ryley's return to the warrant for arresting John Wood and John Wytham. Take care that an information be brought against them.Out Letters (General) XI, p. 144.
The Treasury Lords to the Earl of Sunderland [a Secretary of State]. In the warrant for the Duke of Albemarle and the rest of the [wreck] undertakers there is a covenant for them to bring home in the Assistance the treasure they recover. They desire and the King assents that any other ship may be substituted by the appointment of Sir John Narborough. This insertion is therefore to be made in their grant.Ibid, p. 145.
Same to the Attorney General to report on the enclosed report [missing] concerning the state of the Forest of Exmoor.Ibid.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners for the officers at Falmouth to permit the passage, Customs free, of 24 barrels of gunpowder which the persons on board the Turks prize at Falmouth have landed; it being all they have to defray their charges there.Out Letters (Customs) XI, p. 52.
Treasury reference to same of the petition of Sir Tho. Strickland, shewing that in compensation of his great services and sufferings the late King granted him a lease of the duty on Scotch salt at 1,000l. per an. rent and the present King renewed the patent for the remainder of said lease at 40s. per an. rent, which grant expires at Michaelmas, 1688: therefore a renewal thereof for a small number of years.Reference Book V, p. 109.
Same to Lord Dartmouth, Master General of the Ordnance, and to the Master, Wardens and Assistants of Trinity House of Deptford Strond, of the petition of Capt. Henry Villers, Lieut. Governor of Tynemouth: petitioner shewing that his father has resigned to him the possession of the lighthouses of Tynemouth for the remainder of his 99 years' grant thereof: that it is provided in the said grant that if the garrison should be slighted [dismantled] all the ground, tenements and buildings whatsoever belonging to his Majesty, as it was a garrison, should fall to Sir Edward Villers, his father: that the garrison is now slighted: therefore prays a new grant or confirmation thereof.Ibid, p. 110.
Same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Samuell Scott, merchant, for an allowance of the half subsidy (due on the exportation within the year) for 7,144[lb.] weight of tobacco which was sunk in the Thames and so damaged that it could not be exported within the year and also for 1,577lb. which was then lost.Ibid.
Same to William Blathwayt [as Auditor of the Plantations] of the petition of Thomas, Lord Colepeper, touching his pretensions in Virginia.Out Letters (Plantations Auditor) I, p. 234. Reference Book V, p. 116.
Prefixing: said petition, shewing that Nathaniell Bacon, Auditor of Virginia, is indebted to petitioner in 103l. 5s. 0d.; that he has delayed to pay same upon pretence of having disbursed upon the public account 802l. 3s. 0d. and by the royal letter of 1684, May, only 700l. is ordered to be paid to petitioner till 1681, June 24, and no longer [than that date], so that he [Bacon] will still be 102l. 3s. 0d. out of purse, which not being allowed to him [Bacon] in his accounts [now] before the Treasury Lords he seeks to detain in his hands [that sum out] of petitioner's own private money; further that there is a great arrear of perquisites due to him [petitioner] as [late] Governor [of Virginia], as also several escheats and moneys on bond taken in the King's name and other things "of which Mr. Blathwayt can inform your Lordships." Therefore prays that Bacon be allowed the said 233l. 13s. 4d. on his accounts, so that petitioner may be paid his 131l. 10s. 4d. "that will remain due to him on his late Majesty's letter for 700l." and that order may be given about the perquisites, escheats etc. so that he may recover same by suing in the King's name or otherwise.
July 14.Treasury warrant to the Treasurer's Remembrancer to satisfy by record of surplusage the sums of 27l. 13s. 10d. and 40l. 14s. 0d. standing in surplus in the respective accounts of Sir John Mill, bart., as sheriff of Southampton for the year ended 1685, Sept. 29, and of Charles Withers as same for said county for the succeeding year; same to be satisfied out of the debit of 68l. 7s. 10d. standing on the account of Sir Cane James, bart., as sheriff of Essex for the year ended 1686, Sept. 29.Warrants not Relating to Money XII, p. 108.
Prefixing: extracts from the Pipe Roll certified by Bartholomew Fillingham, Deputy Clerk of the Pipe, of said surplusages and debit.
[?]Entry of [the Treasury Lords' signature of] the docquet of an in custodiam lease under the Exchequer seal to William Andrewes of a messuage in the parish of St. Mary in Bury St. Edmunds, being part of the messuage [sic for lands] of William Carsey, outlaw: at a rent of 9d. per an. and fine of 12d. [sic for 18d.].Ibid.
July 14.Same of same of a like lease to Frances Chamberlaine of several lands and tenements of John Hanbury and Richard Halford, esqrs., outlaws: at the rent of 29s. 8d. per an. and fine of 59s. 4d.Ibid.
Treasury order to the officers concerned in the custody of the records as follows to permit Thomas Baker and his agents to have access to same and to copy same "for moderate fees, being for his Majesty's immediate service" he having by petition [see supra, p. 1183] set forth that the Crown lands comprised in the patent of 1629, Sept. 15, were of right recoverable to the Crown and that the late Lord Treasurer having received the King's commands thereon referred same to Mr. Graham and Mr. Burton, who before they could make a true state thereof desired a perusal of said records for the better and speedier clearing his Majesty's right to the said lands.Ibid, p. 109.
Appending: schedule of said records, viz. an order of the King in Council, dated 1627–8, Feb. 6; a ditto, dated 1628, July 8; a contract for passing the lands, dated 1628, Aug. 5; the patent of grant of said lands, dated 1629, Sept. 15; order of Council, dated 1630, Oct. 15; ditto, dated 1633, Dec. 4; a state of Apsley's accounts for these matters passed by his executors at the Exchequer in 1637; order of Council thereon, dated 1637, Dec. 3; Attorney General Bancks' certificate, dated 1638, June 24; order of Council thereon, dated 1638, Nov. 23; ditto, dated 1639, April 26; certificate of the Auditors of Imprests, dated 1639, July 16; order of Council thereupon, dated 1639, July 19; warrant under the late King's sign manual to Sir Edw. Thirland et al. to examine and state the creditors' debts and reciting his Majesty's promise to pay them.
July 15.Money warrant for 50l. 3s. 9d. to Philip Ryley for half a year to June 24 last on his fee and board wages as a serjeant at arms.Money Book VIII, p. 199.
Same for 294,519l. 6s. 6d. to Richard, Earl of Ranelagh, Paymaster of the Forces, as imprest for the Guards, Garrisons and Land Forces and the contingencies thereof for half a year from July 1 inst. (Money order dated July 16 hereon.)Ibid, p. 199. Order Book II, p. 73.
Same for 75l. to Dame Sophia Stuart for last June 24 quarter on her pension.Money Book VIII, p. 205.
Same for 300l. to Henry, Earl of Peterborough, for same quarter on his annuity as Groom of the Stole and in that respect First Gentleman of the Bedchamber. (Money order dated July 18 hereon.)Ibid, p. 205. Order Book II, p. 72.
Same for 150l. each to the following for same quarter on their annuities as Gentlemen of the Bedchamber, viz. Charles, Duke of Somerset; Henry, Duke of Beaufort; James, Earl of Arran; James, Earl of Ossory; Henry Edward, Earl of Lichfield; Lewis, Earl of Feversham; Thomas, Earl of Ailesbury; John, Lord Churchill. (Money orders hereon dated July 18 for Ossory; July 21 for Arran; July 20 for Lichfield; July 22 for Somerset and Feversham; July 23 for Churchill; Aug. 9 for Ailesbury and Oct. 24 for Beaufort.)Money Book VIII, p. 206. Order Book II, pp. 73, 75, 88.
Same for 100l. each to the following for same quarter on their annuities as Grooms of the Bedchamber, viz.: Heneage Finch, James Griffin, Henry Slingsby, Francis Russell, James Fortrey, Richard Leueson, Oliver Nicholas, David Lloyd, (all their privy seals dated 1685, June 30), Richard Bagott (his privy seal dated 1687, July 7). (Money orders hereon dated July 18 for Finch; July 21 for Nicholas, Slingsby and Fortrey; July 19 for Griffin; July 23 for Leueson; July 20 for Russell and Bagot; Aug. 5 for Lloyd.)Money Book VIII, p. 206. Order Book II, pp. 73, 79.
Same for 60l. to the Dean and Chapter of Westminster for one year to June 24 last on the annuity or pension granted to them for the ministers of the French Church in the Savoy.Money Book VIII, p. 207.
Treasury warrant [to the Customs Cashier] to pay 300l. to Charles, Visct. Cheyne, for last June 24 quarter on his pension: together with dormant clause for payment of said pension of 1,200l. per an. in future. (Henry Guy dated same [to same] to so pay same.)Ibid, p. 207. Disposition Book VI, p. 83.
Same for 50l. to Sir Christopher Musgrave, kt., for three quarters to June 24 last on his fee of 100 marks per an. as Lieutenant General of the Ordnance. (Henry Guy to Auditor of the Receipt to pay same out of the moneys of Tenths, goods seized and Recusants' moneys.)Money Book VIII, p. 213. Disposition Book VI, p. 82.
July 15.Henry Guy to Mr. Graham and Mr. Burton to report on the enclosed paper [missing] of Mris. Eleanor Bonnett.Out Letters (General) XI, p. 145.
Same to Mr. Griffin. Send to the Auditors of Imprests with all possible speed your accounts and vouchers for six years to Sept. 29 last as Treasurer of the Chamber.Ibid, p. 146.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to hasten their report on the petition of Tho. Duboys, ut supra. p. 1309.Ibid.
Same to Lord Dartmouth. I find a book bound up in vellum signed by the officers of the Ordnance, which bears date 1 Jan., 1685–6, and is entitled "A general state of all the Ordnance carriages, shot, powder and other ammunition, stores and habiliments of war as well at the Tower of London as at Woolwich, Chatham, Portsmouth etc.," with the valuation thereof by estimation according to a total deduced from the aforesaid states made up to the 1st Oct., 1685. Is this the book which you desired to have looked out when you were yesterday with the Treasury Lords? If not, send me more particulars what it is.Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners, enclosing a letter [missing] signed by Mr. Byndlos, an agent of the Duke of Albemarle's, concerning several goods to be shipped off for him. Are they limited to the 500 tons allowed to his Grace?Ibid.
Treasury reference to same of the petition of Jon. [Jno.] Baptist Seth to the King, shewing [that after serving] the late and present King in several capacities he was forced to leave the kingdom by reason of the Test [Act] and hath been since in the Custom House in Flanders, where he has observed numerous practices not conducing to his Majesty's interest: therefore prays some place in the Customs that he may be an agent in redressing the said abuses.Reference Book V, p 110.
Same to same of the petition of John Stanley for a vacant landwaiter's place at Dover; petitioner having been forced from his home and employment through the practices of Dangerfeild and violence of the faction.Ibid.
Same to Antho. Stephens, esq. [as Cashier to the Navy Treasurer] of the petition of Jo[h]n Draper for payment of the 500l. owing to him for interest on tallies in the Navy Office; he having been lately instrumental in procuring his Majesty very good tenants for the lotteries and so considerable a rent well secured above double what others had offered, "thereby being willing to inform his Majesty the true value": therefore prays to be paid his said debt out of the advance money on said lotteries grant.Ibid, p. 111.
Same to Sir Christopher Wren, Surveyor General of Works, of the petition of Grinling Gibbons, carver, shewing "that he was formerly allowed 100l. per an. for cleansing, repairing and looking after the carved work at Windsor, but he has not received any part thereof since his Majesty's access to the Crown: prays that the same may be paid him as usual."Ibid.
July 15.Treasury reference to Richard Graham and Philip Burton of the petition of Ralph Baldwin, gent., shewing that he lately discovered a debt of 106l. owing by Mr. Huftham and Mr. James to Richard Rombald, executed for treason: and praying that said debt may be applied to the maintenance of the infant son left unprovided for by said Rombald.Reference Book V, p. 111.
Same to Bartholomew Fillingham et al. of the petition of John Nash, ut supra, p. 1413, with Mr. Ange's report [not stated] thereon.Ibid.
Same to John Fisher, Deputy Surveyor General of Crown Lands, of the petition of Robert Avery and another for a new lease of a tenement in Trelowia, parcel of the Duchy of Cornwall.Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Jo[h]n Pearse and the papers thereto, ut supra, p. 1179, with the said Commissioners' report thereon. They are to report what sum is fit to be given to petitioner.Ibid, p. 112.
[sic for July] 15.
Same to same of the petition of Tho. Cams for a tidesman's place, he having served for some time as a tidesman in extraordinary.Ibid.
July 15.Same to Sir Thomas Powys, Solicitor General, of the petition of Col. Maxwell, ut supra, p. 1418, with the Customs Commissioners' report, dated July 7 inst., thereon.Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Tho. Granger for a landwaiter's place, he having served for some time as a deputy King's waiter, London port.Ibid.
Same to Richard Graham and Philip Burton of the petition of Edwd. Cary, high bailiff of the liberty of Westminster; shewing that in Michaelmas term, 1684, a fine of 1,000l. was set in the King's Bench on Isaac Symball of Westminster; that said fine belongs of right to petitioner, but the sheriff of Middlesex has already levied 50l. of it and paid same into the Exchequer and still proceeds in levying same to the petitioner's wrong: therefore praying that the sheriff's proceedings may be stopped and said 50l. be paid to petitioner. The referees are to report whether said fine belongs to the King or not.Ibid.
Marginal note. 1687, Oct. 20, referred to the Attorney General.
Same to John Fisher, Deputy Surveyor General of Crown Lands, of the memorial of the Duke of Albemarle, setting forth his title to Moot [Mote] Park, now in the possession of the King, with reasons why he should be paid 7,000l. or have the park restored to him, and also with reasons why the King should confirm the leases made by the Duke to the tenants of Theobalds etc. as they desire, viz. (1) the Duke is tenant in tail, who may make leases under the old rents and is dispunishable of waste: (2) if the Duke remit the covenants and permit the servants to commit waste by pulling down the houses etc. they cannot be punished by the King for any waste committed in the Duke's lifetime: (3) the Duke has made the leases upon covenants of improvement and it will be to the Crown's advantage to confirm their leases.Ibid, p. 113.
July 15.Treasury reference to John Fisher of the petition of Richard Cole, shewing that the King granted John Sibley a lease of 20 acres of waste ground near Tiverton, co. Devon, at 20s. per an. rent for 99 years; that said waste is in compass 150 acres, though the lease conveys but 20 acres, whereby the King is deceived in his grant: therefore prays a lease of said waste at a quarter rent, he being willing to justify the King's title at his own charge.Reference Book V, p. 113.
Same to Richard Graham and Philip Burton of the petition of Theodore Janssen, merchant, a naturalised subject, representing that on a trial lately had in the King's Bench on an information against him for enticing away three of the servants of the Company of Papermakers he was found guilty and fined 500l., which he is in no manner of ways able to pay, and therefore prays the King's pardon for this his first offence, being a young trader, ignorant of the laws and not maliciously offending in the premises.Ibid, p. 114.
Prefixing: order of the King in Council, dated Hampton Court, June 18 last, referring said petition to the Treasury Lords.
Same to Bartholomew Fillingham et al. of the petition of William Swift, shewing that he had 830l. in his hands to pay to the King's use and, in order thereto, did draw bills on John Hind payable to Mr. Duncombe, his Majesty's Receiver; that Hynd failed and thereupon extents issued in aid of petitioner; and thereupon two leases [sic ? for annuities] were seized to the King's hands, valued at 200l. [per an.] and 500l. per an., "payable at the Exchequer by assignment made by the Earl of Sunderland to Sir Tho. Duppa in trust for the said Hind"; and by the sheriff's bill of sale and an assignment thereupon same were transferred to petitioner, who paid 1,000l. to the sheriffs, by which the King was satisfied his debt; further that Sir Tho. Duppa does receive and keep to his own use the 500l. per an. which belongs to petitioner aforesaid: therefore prays that the matter may be examined and settled with the said Duppa.Ibid.
Same to Auditor Aldworth of the account of interest due to Charles Toll from April 1 last to June 30 last.Ibid, pp. 115–6.
Prefixing: said account.l.s.d.
interest for above period on 17,000l. owing to said Toll by the King254511
Repayments of principal and discount of interest on such repayments.
1687, June 4, on 5,000l. received from the Customs Cashier in full of two tallies22310
leaving a total interest of 232l. 2s. 1d. and a total principal of 12,000l. due at the foot of this present account.
July 15.Treasury reference to Charles Poll [sic for Toll], Charles Twitty, William Lowndes, Thomas Townsend and Humphry Dove of the petition of James Cotter, Keeper of the Privy Garden, praying payment of the arrear due to him of 416l. 11s. 3d. for his disbursements in said garden, for want of which money he is not able to perform the said disbursements, which are continual.Reference Book V, p. 115.
Same to John Fisher, Deputy Surveyor General of Crown Lands, of the petition of Chris. Tooker, on behalf of the Earl of Radnor, for a new lease of the water of Fowey, parcel of the Duchy of Cornwall.Ibid, p. 118.
Same to Richard Graham and Philip Burton of the petition of John Gelson to the King, praying [a grant of] a debt of 50l. which he believes was due from one Jackson of Boston to Parrot, lately executed for high treason; "he [petitioner] being reduced to the highest necessity."Ibid, p. 122.
Same to Sir Christopher Wren, Surveyor General of the Works, of the petition of Jo[h]n Mitton, praying that his lodging may be raised [level] with the other building belonging to the Board of Greencloth, "being very necessary for the ornament of the building." The referee is to estimate the charge of altering the buildings.Ibid, p. 126.
Same to the King's Remembrancer to deliver up and vacate the bonds given by Robert Scawen and William Wingfield, ut supra, p. 1442.Warrants not Relating to Money XII, pp. 111–2.
Henry Guy to the Revenue Commissioners, Ireland, enclosing the petition [missing] of Francis Sarsfeild, with the account annexed [missing] stated by Sir William Talbott. The Treasury Lords are very sensible of petitioner's charges and long delays and are inclined to believe the matter in the petition to be true. If you find it so, they desire you to allow the account and to order the balance to be paid to petitioner out of his growing rent: or otherwise to report.Out Letters (Ireland) V, p. 40.