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'Entry Book: July 1684, 1-4', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 7: 1681-1685 (1916), pp. 1188-1210. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=83906 Date accessed: 18 September 2014.


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July 1684

Date.Nature and Substance of the Entry.Reference.
July 1.Two royal sign manuals for respectively 300l. and 250l. to Henry Guy, for secret service, without account: to be issued on the 10,000l. dormant privy seals of June 30 last. (Money warrant dated July 3 hereon. Money order dated July 3 hereon.)Ibid, p. 332. Money Book IV, p. 435. Order Book XXXIX, p. 160.
July 1.Royal sign manual for 200l. to John Rottiers, Engraver of the Mint and Seals, for engraving two great seals, one in 1671, the other in 1677; for which he has hitherto received no payment as is certified by John Brewer and Daniell Pigeon, deputies to the Auditors of Imprests. The present issue to be without account and to be made on the abovesaid dormant privy seal. (Money warrant dated July 3 hereon. Money order dated July 5 hereon.)King's Warrant Book IX, p. 333. Money Book IV, p. 436. Order Book XXXIX, p. 163.
Same for 500l. to John Berkeley, esq., to defray the charges of his journey to Savoy, whither the King has sent him to compliment the Duke of Savoy on the occasion of his marriage. (Money warrant dated July 3 hereon. Money order dated July 7 hereon.)King's Warrant Book IX, p. 333. money Book IV, p. 436. Order Book XXXIX, p. 163.
Money warrant for 1,000l. to Aubrey, Earl of Oxford, for half a year to June 24 last on his pension: to be satisfied by tallies on the Receiver of First Fruits.Money Book IV, p. 430.
Same for 53l. 6s. 8d. to John Pottenger, Comptroller of the Pipe, for one year to June 24 last on his allowance for writing the farms and debts of Recusants and summons of the Pipe in Pipe hand twice every year. (Money order dated July 3 hereon.)Ibid, p. 430. Order Book XXXIX, p. 162.
Same for 4,200l. to Nathaniell Hornby, for secret service, without account: being for 14 weeks to Sept. 30 next on the 15,600l. per an. to him payable by 300l. a week: to be satisfied out of the Excise. (Money order dated July 3 hereon.)Money Book IV, p. 430. Order Book XXXIX, p. 162.
Henry Guy to The Auditor of the Receipt to issue 150l. to Philip Burton out of 100l. paid into the Exchequer by Jno. Every, Receiver of Popish [forfeitures] revenue in Cheshire and North Wales and of 50l. of such money as is or shall be paid into the Exchequer by the sheriffs of Bristol on account of moneys levied on Recusants.Disposition Book II, p. 372.
Same to Sir John Nicholas. Send the Treasury Lords a copy of the letter which was, at Hampton Court last Friday, ordered to be written and sent into Ireland concerning the halfpenny per lb. upon tobacco in Ireland.Out Letters (General) VII, p. 376.
Same to Sir Tho. Chichley to carry to Windsor on Sunday night the original petition to the King for the grant of the Honor of Tutbury according to the King's order made at Hampton Court on Friday last.Ibid.
Same to Mr. Price not to pay to the Earl of Dunbarton any money, orders or bills which you may receive from Ireland for pay of his Regiment, without acquainting the Treasury Lords therewith.Ibid, p. 377.
Same to Mr. Kent [Customs Cashier] to pay 100l. to Ralph Williamson at Newcastle for defraying the charges of the Commission for enquiring into the value of the estate of Ford, Lord Grey.Ibid.
[?]Same to the Customs Commissioners to report on (a) infra.Ibid.
Appending: (a) a paper dated June 23 last from the collector of Bridlington port, showing that James Wilton, Andrew Robinson and Robt. Simpson, [Customs] officers at Bridlington. were evilly treated when searching a ship freighted by Rich. Woolfe, Jonathan Byleth master, bound for Embden.
July 1.Henry Guy to Mr. Trant. Send the Treasury Lords your answer to the enclosed letter [missing] of Mr. Bourke's to the Treasury Lords touching lands late in the occupation of Capt. Walcot in Ireland.Out Letters (General) VII, p. 378.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to employ Samuell Middleton as one of the two tidesmen in Truro port which Mr. Culliford in his late survey of Plymouth port advised to be established.Out Letters (Customs) IX, pp. 7, 8, 10, 11, 12.
Richard Johnson as a coastwaiter, London port loco William Mathew, lately dismissed.
Thomas Coode as a waiter and searcher at Penryn loco Philip Keates, lately dismissed.
Edward Holden (one of the extraordinary tidesmen, London port) as a tidesman in fee ibid. loco John Street, lately dismissed.
John Taylor (a tidesman in fee ibid. as a land carriageman ibid. loco Christopher Needle, lately deceased. (In the margin: cancelled 4 Sept., 1684.)
Robert Bendyshe (a tidewaiter, Yarmouth port) as collector of Southwold loco William Longwood, lately dismissed.
Thomas Smyth as waiter and searcher at Fowey loco John Mayor, who is to be removed to some other employment. (In the margin: cancelled 4 Sept., 1684.)
Nathaniel Whitacre as a tidesman and boatman at St. Mawes, Falmouth port loco Abraham Morrell, lately dismissed. (In the margin: cancelled 7 Dec., 1684.)
Edward Man as deputed searcher, London port loco his kinsman, William Man, who is to take the air of France for his health.
Same to same to permit the transport, Customs free, to Dublin in the Deborah, of London, Christopher Howard master, of the following stores for the service of his Majesty's yacht Portsmouth.Ibid, pp. 8–10.
Prefixing: copy attested by J. Sotherne of the schedule of said stores as laden on the Deborah at Shadwell Dock May 21 and June 4 last.
Henry Guy to the Revenue Commissioners, Ireland. The Treasury Lords are content you give leave to Mr. Thompson to come to England for his health according to your letter of the 3rd inst. to the Earl of Rochester.Out Letters (Ireland) IV, p. 63.
July 1,
[altered from
June 25].
Treasury reference to the Attorney General of Sir Charles Bickerstaffe's petition to the King shewing that many persons make and sell wares of gold and silver fraudulently and contrary to many Acts of Parliament. The fines and forfeitures hereon are lost to the Crown for want of a greater encouragement to the prosecutor and the King's subjects are defrauded to a considerable value yearly as the Goldsmiths' Company do acknowledge, and these evil minded men are so accustomed to their deceipt that there is few wares of gold or silver to be bought that is of the true alloy or standard as it ought to be. Therefore prays a grant of a moiety of all fines and forfeitures arising from such persons as deal in gold and silver contrary to law: all in order to encourage him in the prosecution thereof. (Henry Guy to the Attorney General explaining the merely verbal difference between the reference of June 25 hereon, hereby cancelled, and the present reference.)Reference Book II, pp. 24–5. Out Letters (General) VII, p. 376.
July 1.Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Daniel Skinner for leave to dispose of his office of jerquer, London port, to Oliver Salisbury, petitioner having been granted said office by Treasurer Danby in lieu and recompence of 1,800l. which the King had of petitioner beyond the seas, and said office being worth only 100l. per an. having as yet yielded him small satisfaction towards said sum.Reference Book II, p. 31.
Same to Auditor Aldworth of the interest [and gratuity] account of Joseph and Nathaniell Hornby as follows:Ibid, p. 31b.
l.s.d.
interest [at 6 per cent.] of 30,000l. from 1683–4, Jan. 1, to 1684, June 2486303
ditto of 5,000l. from 1684, May 2, to June 2443112
ditto of 5,000l. from 1684, May 7, to June 243990
2 per cent. gratuity on [said] 30,000l.287135
ditto on [said] 10,000l.27134
ditto on 12,500l. lent to the King75142
£1,33714
Same to the Mayor and sheriffs of Bristol and to Mr. Rumsey, the town clerk there, of the petition of Erasmus Dale, a Quaker, shewing that at the Quarter Sessions for the city of Bristol, he was returned on the statute of 23 Queen [Eliz.] and being convicted has incurred the penalty of 20l. a month and a levy had been made on his goods of the value of 283l. 12s. 4d.: that upon said levy the sheriff has taken not only his goods and wares but also his common tools, moulds and working implements of his trade against common use: that by means hereof petitioner is disabled to follow his trade and near 30 or 40 poor families whose subsistence is out of petitioner's employ are ready to starve: that he has for many years inhabited Bristol and behaved peaceably and pays in Customs thousands of £ per an.Ibid.
Same to Auditor Aldworth of the 6 per cent. interest and 2 per cent. gratuity account [for the period April 1 last to July 1 inst.] on money lent by Mr. Toll, viz. on 60,965l. 11s. 5d. principal money remaining due to him on the foot of his last account, whereof 9,524l. 11s. 5d. was repaid him before said July 1, thus leaving 52,572l. 15s. 8d. principal money still due to him. (Total interest and gratuity, 1,131l. 15s. 8d.)Ibid, p. 32.
Same to William Hewer of the order of King in Council dated May 15 last.Ibid.
Prefixing: said order made upon reading the petition of Capt. Alexander Makenye and the rest of the officers belonging to the Troop of Horse late in Tangier under his command. Petitioners shew that not being entered on the rolls at Tangier they are kept back in their pay about 11 months from the date of their commissions and that upon petitioning for pay from the dates of their respective Commissions, the Lords Commissioners for Tangier did 1683, June 7, refer their petition to the Governor of Tangier to certify what has been the general usage at Tangier as to the commencement of pay whether from the date of the Commissions or from the first entry of them at Tangier upon the rolls or from the first muster there. Thereupon Col. Kirke, the last Governor there, certified that it was the custom of the said garrison before his time for all officers to be paid from the date of their Commission. This is also certified by the Earl of Inchiquin and Col. Sackvile for the time of their commanding there. Therefore petitioners pray payment accordingly.
Hereon the King in Council refers the matter to the Treasury Lords.
July 1.Treasury reference to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands and to the Attorney General of the petition of William Morgan for a lease for 99 years at 10l. per an. rent of a small parcel of waste land with a few rotten houses upon it called Rotten Row, co. Middlesex, and another small parcel of waste ground now a dunghill in London, formerly called the George Yard, both parcels being concealed Crown lands, which petitioner has found out at great charges. In the late rebellious times petitioner and his father suffered above 7,000l. in their estate.Reference Book II, p. 33.
Same to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands of the petition of Joseph Rawston of Aylesbury, muster master of the county of Bucks (as by a favourable reference from the King dated Windsor, June 14 last, thereon). On a previous petition representing his father's services and the debt due to him from the King, his Majesty declared to the Earl of Bridgewater that if petitioner could find out any [concealed] thing he should be gratified therein. Petitioner has discovered certain lands in co. Kent to the value of 20l. per an. concealed from the Crown. Therefore prays a grant thereof.Ibid, pp. 33–4.
Docquet entry of a lease (signed this day by the Treasury Lords) to William Scawen of the office of bailiff and collector of the rents, reliefs, fines etc. in the account of the feodaries and escheators of the Duchy of Cornwall within the several counties of Devon and Cornwall: viz. for 31 years from 1676, Sept. 29, at a rent of 10l. 10s. 0d. per an. ut supra, p. 1071.Warrants not Relating to Money IX, p. 365.
Same of a lease (similarly signed this day) to William Browne, gent., of messuages etc. in Tretharappe, parcel of the manor of Grediow, for 99 years, terminable on the lives of John Pasco, George Pasco and Agnes Pasco, sons and daughter of Johnson Pasco, of Luxulion, co. Cornwall: ut supra, p. 1071.Ibid.
Same of a lease to Edward Laundry (similarly signed this day) at the nomination of Thomas Laundry of tenements in South Botternell, parcel of the manor of Carnedon Prior: for 99 years terminable on the lives of Mary the wife and Edward and Mary, son and daughter of said Edward Laundry: ut supra, pp. 1125–6.Ibid.
July 1.Treasury warrant to Francis Dickens, woodward of New Forest, to fell and dig up so many dotards and decayed stubbs in Denny, Lady Crosse and Whitley Ridge Walks in said forest, as will (together with the 100l. which will be raised by the sale of this year's browsewood in said forest) raise the 450l. which is due to the keepers of said forest for their wages for 1½ years to Lady day last: and further to pay said money to said keepers according to directions from the Lord Warden of said forest. An account hereof is to be passed before the Auditor for co. Southampton before Easter term next. (The Treasury Lords dated July 1 to the Earl of Chesterfield [Warden of New Forest] giving him notice of said warrant.)Warrants not Relating to Money IX, pp. 365–6. Out Letters (General) VII, p. 377.
Same to Ralph Grey, William Stroather, of Fowbery, and Ralph Williamson to demand and receive from the tenants of ford, Lord Grey, all the rents and profits of the said estate at any time before or at Lady day last; and to give acquittances for same; and to take care of such part of said estate as is or shall fall in hand; and to dispose of the tithes of said estate to the best advantage; and to pay all such moneys into the Exchequer; rendering account of all the premises; all by reason that said Lord Grey has been outlawed and attainted of high treason and a Commission of Inquiry has found and seized several castles, honors, manors, lands in cos. Northumberland and Durham and divers rents and moneys issuing out of said estate have been received by divers persons without authority from the King or the Treasury Lords and other rents remain uncollected. (A like warrant to same dated July 30, evidently intended to supersede the present warrant, and in almost identical terms, save that the rents etc. hereby collectable are to be those due before or at Pentecost, commonly called Whitsuntide last past; and that power is given them to dispose of fishings and other parts of said estate as well as the tithes.)Warrants not Relating to Money IX, pp. 367, 401.
Same to the Trustees for Fee Farms to convey to John Bucknall (son, heir and executor of Sir William Bucknall, deceased), his heirs and assigns, the [fee farm] rents in (b) infra as in lieu and satisfaction or reprise of the like rents in (a) infra and of the arrears thereon, being rents formerly conveyed to said Sir William Bucknall, but which have since proved to be unanswered, decayed, bad, illeviable, or only partly leviable etc. etc.Ibid, pp. 368–70.
Prefixing: (a) certificate by Auditor R. Aldworth, dated 1680, July 24, of the decayed etc. rents herein.
Rents illeviable etc.
co. Yorks.l.s.d.
parcel of Thornton late a priory in co. Lincoln.
Coniston, farm rent of divers lands, messuages etc.10144
parcel of St. Mary's late Chantry upon the pavement, York city: the farm rent for four tenements upon the pavement2100
£1344
These rents stand in charge in full before the Auditor, but the collectors account for only 8l. 1s. 7½d. for the Connyston rent and 2l. for the York city rent, alleging they could never find more, so that if the purchaser will not accept of those rents he must make a surrender thereof and have a reprizal therefor.
(b) Contract note signed by Auditor J. Philips and by Fra., Lord Hawley, and Sir William Haward, two of the Trustees for Sale of Fee Farms, for rents to be taken by said Bucknall as in reprisal of the above rents and arrears thereon, viz.,
co. Yorks.per an.
l.s.d.
a rent out of the rectory of Bubwith080
a rent out of a cottage in Scarborough020
a rent for lands and tenements in Scarborough1510
a rent out of two tenements in Middleton168
a rent out of St. Edmunds Chantry in Middleton368
a rent of the Mrs. of Ousebridge030
a rent out of St. Nicholas Chantry, Ousebridge130
a rent out of the Chantry of St. John Baptist, Ousebridge040
a rent out of the lands in Hotham and North Cave368
a rent out of a messuage and toft in Crakehall368
a rent out of a tenement in Malton090
£1516
The rents in (a) at 16 years' purchase come to 211l. 9s. 4d. and 9½ years' arrears to 1681, Sept. 29, of 3l. 2s. 8½d. per an. come to 29l. 15s. 8¾d., or in all 241l. 5s. 0¾d.
The rents in (b) at 16 years' purchase come to 241l. 4s. 0d. So that Bucknall loses 1s. 0¾d. by this exchange.
(c) Report by William Harbord, Surveyor General of Crown Lands, dated 1684, May 1, on the above contract note. The proposed reprisal rents are not set aside for satisfaction of any pensions [or fixed county charges].
July 1.Treasury warrant for a like reprizal as follows to Ralph Bucknall, his heirs and assigns.Warrants not Relating to Money IX, pp. 370–2.
Prefixing: (a) The like certificate ut supra by Auditor R. Aldworth, dated 1680, July 24.
Rents decayed etc. ut supra.
co. Yorks.per an.
l.s.d.
parcel of the Priory of Drax: the rent reserved for the scite of said Priory and its appurtenances now in the tenure of Sir Marmaduke Constable, bart.220
parcel of the late monastery of Roche: the rent of a cottage in Laughton, lately paid by Anthony Eyre030
parcel of the late Priory of Monk Bretton: the free rents for lands in Worsborough Dale called Sunderland (4s.), Braywell Royds (4s. 6d.) and Lady Royd (5s.)0136
£2186
The said rents stand charged in full before the Auditor, but the collector accounts only for respectively 22s. 10d., 2s. 3d., 12d., alleging they could never find more.
(b) Contract note signed ut supra and dated 1681–2, Mar. 20, for rents to be taken as reprizal for the above.
City of London.per an.
l.s.d.
a rent out of tenements in St. Michael, Cornhill1140
a rent out of tenements in Lothbury190
a rent out of a tenement in Old Fish Street060
a rent out of a chamber in Queenhithe0160
a rent out of a tenement in Dowgate00
£315
The rents in (1) at 16 years' purchase come to 46l. 16s. 0d. and 8½ years' arrears to 1680, Lady day, on the decayed portions as above come to 13l. 15s. 11½d., or in all 60l. 11s. 11½d.
The reprisals at 16 years' purchase come to 60l. 10s. 0d., so that Ralph Bucknall loses 1s. 11½d. by this reprisal.
(c) Like report ut supra by the Surveyor General of Crown Lands, dated 1684, May 1.
July 1.Treasury warrant for a like reprisal as follows to Ralph Bucknall and his heirs.Warrants not Relating to Money IX, pp. 372–5.
Prefixing: (a) the like certificate ut supra by Auditor R. Aldworth, dated 1680, July 24, of the decayed, etc. rents herein.
co. Yorks.per an.
l.s.d.
parcel of the late Priory of Haltemprice: the rent of four particular lands in Ynkelmore taken for turfgrave and sometime in the tenure of Robt. Barly, but not now to be found020
the free rent for certain lands at Anlaby, lately paid by Richard Fugill, not good now002
parcel of the late Priory of Thirkhead: the rent reserved for two cottages in York city, one in Coppergate, the other in Micklegate Barr, lately paid by the Lord Mayor of York004
parcel of the late Priory of Yeddingham: the rent reserved for lands and tenements in Stainton00
parcel of the late Priory of Wykeham: the free rent for a cottage in Ruston late paid by John Parke00
the free rent for a cottage in Cayton late paid by Leonard Bartilmew020
the rent for moveables at Scarborough, viz. 14 hens at 1½d. each and 24 eggs at 1d. for 16 for provision of the King's house: in all 22½d. not found0110½
parcel of the late Priory of Basedale: the rent of a tenement and four oxgangs of land at Ingleby late paid by Sir David Fowles008
the free rent for a messuage with the appurtenances at Brumly [Bromley] lately paid by Thomas Parker060
the free rent for certain lands at Wellingly lately paid by Henry Hillman (6d.) and Thomas Fuller (18d.)020
the free rent for certain lands at Hesley late paid by Charles Moreton per an.011
the free rent for certain lands at Stainton late paid by George French008
the free rent for a cottage at Sunderland in Tickhill late paid by _007
the free rent for two cottages at Laughton called Pokehouse (3½d.) and Oxspring House (15d.)01
the free rent for a fish garth in the city of York near the scite of the late Priory of Clementhorpe020
parcel of the late Priory of Monk Bretton: the rent late paid by the King's bailiff of Tickhill for premises in Haughton [Houghton] Minors00
parcel of the late Monastery of St. Mary's, near the walls in the city of York: the rent reserved for a tenement in the city of York paid by John Hesilwood024
£14
The abovesaid rents were charged upon the several receivers and collectors thereof who were made to answer the same upon their accounts before they had their fees allowed, notwithstanding the said collectors have ever since the Restoration craved allowances for the loss of the said rents in regard they are either decayed or lost so that they know not where to levy the rents.
(b) Contract note dated 1681–2, Mar. 21, and signed ut supra for rents as follow, to be taken as reprizal for the above, viz.:
co. Middlesex.per an.
l.s.d.
a [rent out of a] messuage called York House in the Strand170
a rent out of a tenement in St. Thomas Apostles090
[a rent out of] a tenement called the Lamb in Southwark0010½
£11610½
The said decayed rents at 16 years' purchase come to 19l. 6s. 0d. and 8½ years' arrears to 1680, Sept. 29 hereon, come to 10l. 6s. 0¾d., or in all 29l. 11s. 0¾d.
The reprizal rents at 16 years' purchase come to 29l. 10s. 4d.: so that said Bucknall loses 8¾d. by this exchange.
(c) Like report ut supra, dated 1684, May 1, from the Surveyor General of Crown Lands.
July 1.Treasury warrant for the like reprisal as follows to John Bucknall, son and heir of Sir William Bucknall.Warrants not relating to Money IX, pp. 375–82.
Prefixing: (a) certificate by Sir Robert Cooke, Clerk of the Pipe, of decayed rents as follows.
co. Cumberland.per an.
l.s.d.
a rent of assize for lands in Rawton [Raughton] paid by Thomas Low0100
[rent of] the tenant of Raughton Moor and Thornetofts1810
rent paid by John Dalston and William Musgrave for lands in Gatescales200
rent paid by Robt. Mulcaster for 10 acres of waste in Huckmanby034
rent paid by Alex. de Capell' for 7½ acres of waste near Hocton02
[rent] paid by said Alexander for eight acres of waste028
small farms017
remain of 72s. 9d. of the small items of serjeanty2126
[rent of] new assarts35
remain of 39l. 16s. 4d. of several lands in the itinerary [? tenure] of Hen. de Cressingham330
remains of 3l. 2s. 6d. of small items of the Forest2126
[rent] paid by Adam son of Beatrice for two bovates of land in Peareth [? Penrith] paid by Baldwin of Peareth for 35 acres of land, for his serjeanty090
from Robert son of Ivon for the farm of one acre in Lethonei006
from John de Haltoe for the fee of 40 acres of waste land in Warmehill in the forest of Inglewood in the King's Castle of Colbeck and Rudshaugh200
John Freeborn ("Francigena"), parson of the church of Gentibarne and Galbeck, for the rent of 11 acres of land in the King's Castle of Barnewell and for the rents of Ceston in Barnewell068
£1918
The several rents above are charged in the Great Roll of the Pipe, but the sheriffs of said county have not answered said rents for 50 years last past.
co. Yorks.per an.
l.s.d.
parcel of the late monastery of Fountains in the archdeaconry of Richmond: the fee farm or Tenth reserved for a tenement in Ilkley030
parcel of the late monastery of Thornton, co. Lincoln: the farm rent for certain wool and lamb tithes in Humbleton, Dowthorpe, Stainton and Flitting [Flinton]168
the free rent of certain lands in Coniston021
the farm rent for a messuage and lands in Sutton050
parcel of the late Priory of Worksop in co. Notts: the rent of certain lands in Brompton in Catly parish06
the rent of certain lands in Aweston008
the rent found upon examination of the collectors rental before the Auditor for the liberty of Wickersley011
the rents of assize of the King's free tenants in Oakly and Hallam022
the free rent charge for certain lands in Hekilfeild016
the farm rent for three parts of the tithes of Bridley and Berkside1110
ditto for ditto of the tithes of Crookes and Walkley0180
the free rent for a house called Agarell in Newhall068
the rent reserved for divers messuages in Sheffeild, Cantly, Walkley et al.01110
parcel of the late Priory of Bewcliffe, co. Nottingham [Beauchief, co. Derby]: the rent of a close called Styles in Thorpe030
the free rent for certain lands in Hallamshire020
the customary rent for a day's work with the plough, 8d.; and a day with the harrow, 4d.010
the farm rent for several parcels of land in Hallamshire, viz. 11s., 8s. 4d., 4s., 21d., 7d., 20d., 6d., 4s. 4d.1112
the rent for certain lands in Brasell018
the rent reserved for two messuages and several lands in Ecclesall068
parcel of the lands and possessions late of the Earl of Derby: the farm rent of certain lands in Kelham [Kilham]010
parcel of the late monastery of Bridlington: the rent for certain lands in Alburgh [Aldbrough] in Holderness010
the rent for the price of 10 hens in Reighton011
parcel of the lands of Sir Michaell Stanhop, attainted: the rent or pension issuing out of the church of Rillington044
parcel of the lands late of Charles, Earl of Westmorland, att[ainted]: the farm rent for a tenement and lands in Kirkby Moorside040
ditto for ditto in Nawton080
ditto for divers lands and tenements in Malton0134
lands late of Sir Michaell Tempest, attainted: the farm rent for a tenement and lands in Carlton100
parcel of late concealed lands: the rent reserved for the goods and chattels of felons and fugitives in Danby and Lanbaurgh368
parcel of the prebendary of St. Peter in Beverly: the fee farm of a messuage and seven oxgangs of land in Etton [Ayton]234
£1755
The abovesaid rents were charged on the receivers and collectors thereof, who were made to answer same upon their accounts before they had their fees allowed; but ever since the Restoration they have claimed allowance for same as decayed or lost so that they know not where to levy them.
(b) Contract note dated 1681–2, Mar. 9, and signed ut supra for rents as follow to be taken by said Bucknall as in reprizal for the abovesaid two sets of lost or decayed rents, viz.:
cos. Camb. and Yorks.per an.
l.s.d.
a rent issuing out of the manor of Little Shelford0100
a rent out of a cottage and garden in Ayton040
a rent out of lands called Clem[en]t Farm. near Pontefract0011
a rent out of lands in Beaghall070
a rent out of tithes in Darfield0100
a rent out of lands in Norton0110½
a rent out of a tenement and lands in Amonderby [Amotherby]010
a rent out of lands in West Hesterton010
a rent out of a toft and land in Grimston010
a rent out of a tenement and lands in Cawton010
a rent out of lands in Sawdon009
a rent out of lands in Anderby Steeple004
a rent out of lands in Arrowthorne0010
a rent out of a toft in Hawksworth010
a rent out of tithes in Aldburgh040
a rent out of a close called Earl Orchard in Richmond014
a pension going out of the church there [Richmond]0100
a pension out of the church of Spennithorne0100
a pension out of the church of Fingvale [Finghall]060
a rent out of lands in Dunholme010
a rent out of lands in Thirsk004
a rent out of lands in Thorneby super Montem006
a rent out of lands in Overhilton020
a rent out of lands in Netherhilton010
a rent for a cottage in Clifton070
a rent out of two cottages in Catton0110
a rent out of a cottage in Gouldale056
a rent out of lands in Billington0110
a rent out of a cottage in Drax0160
a rent out of lands in Helperthorpe0100
a rent out of a tenement in Uglethorpe [Oglethorpe or Ugthorpe]040
a rent for a garth at Lathorp Postern020
a rent out of a tenement in Ousegate [York city]050
a rent out of a tenement in Petergate [ibid.]050
a rent out of tenement in Castlegate [ibid.]040
a rent out of several tenements in York city134
a rent out of a tenement in Narrowgate [ibid.]040
a rent out of lands in Knapton030
a rent out a tenement in Nether Ousegate [York city]050
an obit for the office of certer of the pewterers there [York city]0134
an obit in the church of All Saints upon the Pavement [ibid.]0134
a rent for a tenement and close in Fishergate [ibid.]0180
a rent for two tenements in Castlegate [ibid.]080
a rent for a tenement in Newgate [ibid.]018
a rent for a tenement in Peaseholme030
a rent for premises paid by the vicars choral [of York cathedral]168
a rent for other premises paid by same168
a rent out of lands in Walmgate [York city]020
a rent out of several lands and tenements in Thirsk1114
a rent out of a tenement in Topcliffe0120
a rent out of several lands etc. in Northallerton3188
a rent out of two tenements and lands in Polton0011
a rent out a tenement in Gowton002
a rent out of pasture in Carlton016
a rent out of a cottage in Kirklethorne [Kirkleatham]034
a rent out of two tenements in Malton020
a rent out of a tenement and shop at Malton0410
a rent out of two cottages etc. at Malton200
a rent out of two tenements at Malton032
a rent out of several lands and tenements at Malton granted to the Lord Eure as by the old rental appeareth in the whole 15l. 5s. 2d., of which 7l. 16s. 0d. is sold to Adam Bence, thus leaving7102
a rent out of several messuages in Ayton492
same out of same in Scarborough400
same out of a cottage in Rymeswell004
same out of same in Humbleton004
same out of same in Wyton004
same out of same in Flinton004
same out of same in Withornwick010
same out of same in Garton0010
same out of same in Neville's0010
same out of same in Bolton004
same out of a tenement and lands in Dalebank2134
a rent of a watermill in Arncliffe200
a rent out of lands in Yeadon and Hawksworth013
same out of same in Thirsk080
same out of a messuage in Thirsk018
same for a tenement in Hetton and Dalton009
same out of a cottage and garden in Follyfoot036
same out of lands in Kirkby Moorside007
same out of a cottage in Hartshead014
same out of a cottage in West Burton004
same out of lands in Dalton and Herringthorpe008
a rent out of a tenement in Frenchgate in Doncasternil.
same out of a tenement in St. Sepulchre's Gate, Doncaster080
same out of several tenements and gardens in Doncaster0120
same out of a barn etc. in Hallgate [Holgate]094
same out of lands in Meltingby [Meltonby]224
same out of the tithes of Micklefield and Huddleston6134
same for a tenement in Doncaster034
same for a messuage in Keighley0176
same out of lands in Strensall068
£5948
The beforementioned decayed or lost rents being in all 37l. 4s. 1½d. per an. at 16 years' purchase come to 595l. 6s. 0d., and the arrears thereof for 9½ years to 1681, Sept. 29, come to 353l. 14s. 2¼d. or 949l. 0s. 2¼d. in all.
The reprisal rents as above at 16 years' purchase come to 947l. 14s. 8d.: so that the said Bucknall loses 1l. 5s. 6¼d. by this reprisal.
(c) Like report ut supra by the Surveyor General of Crown Lands dated 1684, May 1.
July 2.Henry Guy to the Revenue Commissioners, Ireland, enclosing a copy of the instructions given to the Commissioners of Appeals in Excise in the Earl of Southampton's time, as desired in your letter of the 6th ult. to me.Out Letters (Ireland) IV. p. 63.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to employ Thomas Harvey as collector of Faversham loco John Kennett, lately dismissed.Out Letters (Customs) IX, p. 13.
Henry Guy to Sir Christopher Wren, Surveyor of the Works, to pay the salaries of the officers of the Works "according to your own report of the 25th of last month in that matter."Out Letters (General) VII, p. 378.
Same to the Commissioners of Excise and Hearthmoney to appoint two counties to John Adams for the purpose of his survey ut supra, pp. 1171–2, and to furnish him with money not exceeding 100l. in accordance with your report of the 1st inst. on said Adams's proposal; the Treasury Lords having considered said report and having discoursed with said Adams and agreed with him that he shall make such new books of collection, as he proposes, for one county by Michaelmas next, "so as you may have the benefit thereof against Michaelmas," and he has promised to do the like for another county by Dec. 1 next.Ibid, p. 379.
Same to Mr. Graham and Mr. Burton to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Helen Bird.Ibid.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue as follows out of such Excise money as is directed to be this week paid into the Exchequer, viz.:Disposition Book II, pp. 372, 373.
l.
to the Paymaster of the Forces4,500
to the Cofferer of the Household1,000
to Mr. Horneby for secret service300
to Mr. Horneby more in part of his debt500
to Sir John James and partners in part of their debt500
to Sir Robert Vyner for plate [served into the Jewel House]200
£7,000
(Same to the Excise Commissioners, enclosing the paper of the disposition of the Excise cash for the present week; said paper including the above six items [payable out of Excise money in the Exchequer] and the following items [payable directly out of the Excise Office on tallies] viz. 1,000l. to Mr. Toll; 1,500l. to Mr. Dashwood; 2,000l. to the Duke of Cumberland; 500l. to Prince George; 1,500l. for interest to Mr. Freind and Mr. Duncomb; 1,000l. to the bankers. (Total, 14,500l.)
July 2.Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue as follows out of such Customs money as is directed to be this week paid into the Exchequer, viz.:Disposition Book II, pp. 372, 373. Out Letters (General) VII, p. 378.
l.s.d.
to the Paymaster of the Works for the buildings at Winchester for the month of May2,00000
to the Treasurer of the Navy to pay off the men to be discharged at Deptford4,587111
to ditto for the Victuallers1,50000
to ditto for Capt. Hen. Killigrew, being 203l. for wages as Captain of the Montagu, and 29l. 4s. 2d. for volunteers' victuals on bills23242
to ditto for William Rigby, late Lieutenant of the Montagu50150
to ditto for Joseph Lawrence, late Lieutenant of the Montagu50150
to ditto for sea officers, viz. the Captains in Sir John Narbrough's fleet166510
to the Treasurer of the Ordnance50000
to ditto for Sir Tho. Fitch2,70000
to the Earl of Sunderland on his patent fee10000
to Baron May81134
£11,968153
(Same to Mr. Kent [Customs Cashier] enclosing the paper of the disposition of the Customs cash for the present week; said paper being for the 11 items as above exactly.) (Same to the Navy Commissioners, dated July 1, to assign payment to Capt. Hen. Killigrew of the abovesaid 332l. 4s. 4d. [sic for 232l. 4s. 2d.].) (Same to Mr. Stephens [Cashier to the Treasurer of the Navy] to pay same.) (Same, dated July 2, to the Navy Commissioners to similarly assign payment of said 50l. 15s. 0d. each to said Lieut. Rigby and Lieut. Lawrence.)
Money warrant for 1,137l. 10s. 0d. to Sir Richard Bulstrode for 1¼ years to 1683, April 15, on his ordinary as Resident with the Governor of the Spanish Netherlands. (Money order dated July 2 hereon.)Money Book IV, p. 431. Order Book XXXIX, p. 159.
July 2.Money warrant for 120l. to Charles Berty (Bertie) for three years to June 24 last on his fee of 40l. per an. as Treasurer and Paymaster of the Ordnance.Money Book IV, p. 431.
Same for 500l. to Henry, Duke of Grafton, for half a year to Christmas last on his pension of 1,000l. per an.: to be satisfied by tallies on the Receiver of First Fruits. (Money order dated July 3 hereon.)Ibid, p. 431. Order Book XXXIX, p. 161.
Same for 225l. to Charles Bertie in full of 1,180l. for 236 days from 1680, Oct. 15, to 1681, June 7, on his ordinary of 5l. a day as Envoy Extraordinary to several Electors and other Princes in Germany: it being certified by Sir Leoline Jenkins that said Bertie took leave of his Majesty 1680, Oct. 15, in order to the said service and returned into the royal presence therefrom 1681, June 7. Of the said sum Bertie has already received several sums amounting to 955l.Money Book IV, p. 432. Order Book XXXIX, p. 162.
Further same for 315l. 19s. 6½d. to same for a bill of extraordinaries in that employment as allowed by the Earl of Conway, late Secretary of State. (Two separate money orders dated July 3 hereon.)
Treasury warrant to the Customs Cashier to pay 60l. to the mayor, bailiff and burgesses of Clifton, Dart-mouth, Hardness, for 1½ years to 1683, Lady day, on the perpetuity granted them [by Hy. VII.] in consideration of their charges in building and maintaining a fortification there, and payable out of the Customs of Exeter and Dartmouth.Money Book IV, p. 433.
Same to the Receipt for tallies of assignment on the Tenths of the dioceses of Oxford, Worcester, Hereford and St. Davids for 106l. 5s. 0d. to James Hamilton for last June 24 quarter on his assigned moiety of the annuity of 850l. granted to Elizabeth Hamilton, his mother, as in trust for her sons.Ibid, pp. 433, 440.
Similarly for same for 160l. 5s. 0d. [sic for 106l. 5s. 0d.] to said Elizabeth Hamilton for same quarter on the unassigned moiety of said annuity: and for 125l. tallies on the Tenths of Chester and Rochester for same quarter on the annuity to herself.
July 1 [sic
erratum
for July
2].
Henry Guy to Lord Dartmouth and the other officers of the Ordnance to pay the abovesaid 2,700l. before Thursday next to Sir Thomas Fitch in part of 4,700l. remaining unpaid on the debenture of 8,000l. odd for works performed by him and his brother about the fortifications at Portsmouth.Disposition Book II, p. 374.
July 2.Treasury warrant to William Hewer to pay to the following persons, Tangier widows and orphans lately come from Tangiers, the yearly sums as below by quarterly payments until further order from the Treasury Lords to the contrary; the first quarter to commence the 1st inst. and to be paid Oct. 1 next: the Treasury Lords having represented to the King the condition of the said poor persons whereon the King has directed the allowance of the said yearly sums to them.Money Book IV, pp. 437–9.
Appending: list, certified by William Smyth, late Mayor of Tangiers, and by Mr. Hughs and Mr. Morgan, late ministers there, of the names of widows and children belonging to officers and soldiers slain or dead in the service at Tangier who were relieved there out of the royal bounty of 200l. per an. and are by age or other infirmities unable to maintain themselves here in England, having since their arrival been weekly supplied by the late Mayor and Mr. Hewer: wherefore 'tis prayed that they be allowed the following sums as an act of charity to prevent them perishing, viz.:
Eliz. Swaine, very lame, aged 65; had two husbands, both killed: 8l. per an.
Eliz. Cole, 21 years at Tangier, aged 64; her [late] husband, a private sentinel in the Governor's Company: 8l. per an.
Dorothy Dowty, aged 64; had two husbands, one killed with the Earl of Teviot, the other died in the service of the Mole: 6l. per an.
Ann Trigg, almost blind, aged 61; her husband, a serjeant, killed: 8l. per an.
Mary Helme, a little crazed; her husbands, four troopers, all killed and their horses: 4l. per an.
Eliz. Bene, aged 60; two husbands, one killed with the Earl of Teviot, the other taken out of Henrietta fort and died in captivity: 6l. per an.
Eliz. Holmes, aged 60; her son John, aged 7, and daughter Sarah, aged 12; one husband, a gunner, killed: 6l. per an.
Katherine Griffes, aged 60; one husband, an ensign since 1660 and killed: 8l. per an.
Joan Abraham, 20 years in Tangier, aged 57; one husband, a sentinel, died in the service: 4l. per an.
Ann Fowle, aged 55; three husbands, two killed, the other died: 4l. per an.
Ellen Cubbidge, aged 50; two husbands, both died in the service: 4l. per an.
Eliza. Mottershead, lame with the palsey [and her daughter] Sarah; two husbands, both killed: 8l. per an.
Eliz. Ashroft, aged 50, and her daughter Martha, aged 10; her husband, a private sentinel, died after 16 years' service: 4l. per an.
Bridgett Katnes, aged 45; two husbands, one an ensign and killed: 6l. per an.
Mary Stephens, aged 40; her husband, a private sentinel in the Earl of Dunbarton's Regiment, killed: 4l. per an.
Mary O'Connor, aged 40, and her boy aged 4; her husband, a private sentinel, dead: 4l. per an.
Francis Jones, aged 38, and three children; her husband, a trooper, who was condemned and run away; eight years' service: 6l. per an.
Hannah Keys, aged 38, and two boys, aged nine and five; two husbands, one a serjeant killed in Cha[rles] Fort, the other a carpenter, dead: 6l. per an.
Susan Baker, aged 37; three husbands, all died in the service: 2l. per an.
Barbary Hughes, aged 29, and her sons Peter and James, aged six and four; two husbands, one killed, the other dead: 4l. per an.
Sarar Car, aged 28; her husband, a private sentinel, killed: 8l. per an.
Ann Brenen, aged 19, and her boy aged two; her husband, a private sentinel, died; 2l. per an.
Widow Laney, aged 60; two husbands killed: 6l. per an.
Lues Fryer, aged 60; one husband, died in the service of the Mole: 6l. per an.
Orphans.
Eliz. Marrowe, aged four; at present kept by Eliz. Holmes: 6l. per an.
Francis Fife, aged five; at present kept by said Eliz. Holmes: 6l. per an.
Rich. Jelly; aged eight; at present kept by John Norton: 6l. per an.
Tho. Crewes, aged seven; at present kept by Eliz. Cole: 6l. per an.
Elizab. Williams, aged eight; at present kept by Mris. Story: 6l. per an.
Christopher Pindar, aged nine; at present kept by Eliz. Holmes: 6l. per an.
Alexander Browne, aged nine; at present kept by Robt. Cutberson: 6l. per an.
Fre. Fleetwood, aged nine.
Eliz. Marsh, aged nine.
Total orphans, 54l. per an.; widows, 128l. per an.; in all, 182l. per an.
July 2.Report to the King from the Treasury Lords on the petition of John Tench as by the order of reference of April 22 last. Petitioner prays a grant of five sixth parts of all such ships and goods as in the last two Dutch wars were made prize from the States of the United Provinces which were not accounted for or brought into any port of England, Wales or Berwick, all for his pains and charges in recovering same. We referred this matter April 28 last to Sir Richard Lloyd, kt., Judge of the High Court of Admiralty, and agree with his report ut infra thereon. If the petition be granted direction should be given for prosecuting in the Admiralty Court the persons chargeable for said prizes, but that all money recovered thereon be paid into the Exchequer and that petitioner be granted such proportion thereof as your Majesty think fit in consideration of his pains etc. in recovering same.Warrants not Relating to Money IX, pp. 383–4.
Prefixing: said report dated Doctors Commons, May 8, from Sir Richard Lloyd. All ships and goods that were taken from the Dutch in the last two wars cease wholly to belong to the Dutch without any compensation or restitution by article four of the peace at Breda, 1667, which treaty is confirmed by the subsequent articles of peace of 1673–4. The value and proceed of such as were so taken and condemned for prize and not answered or accompted for to the King and such ships and goods as were lawfully seized and not brought to condemnation but concealed and embezzled [are still to be answered to the King] and the persons concerned in the said fraudulent and indirect practices and concealments their executors and administrators remain still chargeable to the King and the King may order prosecution thereof and grant such proportion as shall be thought fit of such of the premises as shall be recovered by said Tench at his own charge.
Treasury reference to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands of Major Dickens's information, dated this day, of several wastes committed in New Forest, contrary to the Treasury warrant of 1679, July 2.Reference Book II, p. 34.
Treasury warrant to Sir Christopher Wren, kt., Surveyor General of Works, to set out 10 foot of ground to be added to the small tenement in Scotland Yard in Whitehall Palace, which Thomas Howard, one of the Grooms of the Bedchamber, has lately with the King's leave bought of Sir Thomas Duppa, kt., and which he obtained the King's leave to enlarge 15 feet from the front and to hold the whole apart from the place of Groom of the Bedchamber, during pleasure; but on a representation from the Treasury Lords, the King having decided that he should only have 10 feet. The present warrant is by reason of the Treasury warrant of Mar. 24 last, supra p. 1080, concerning alterations in the royal palaces.Warrants not Relating to Money IX, pp. 366–7.
July 3.Money order for 20l. each to John Lowe and Alexander Adaire, Deputy Chamberlains of the Receipt, for last Easter and Trinity terms on their additional increase of allowance of 40l. per an. each for extraordinary service in sorting and ordering the records both foreign and domestic in the Treasury [of the Receipt] at Westminster.Order Book XXXIX, p. 161.
Same for 5l. to William Parks, porter of the Receipt of the Exchequer, for last June 24 quarter for his attendance at the gate of the Receipt for the better securing his Majesty's treasure and for his attendance on the officers there.Ibid, p. 164.
Money warrant for 1,083l. 6s. 8d. to Christopher Hall, the present Mayor of Nottingham, John Parker, Gervase Rippon, Gervase Wild and William Petty, aldermen of said town, as royal bounty in consideration of their charges in prosecuting several rioters and in defending the charter newly granted to the said town as also towards repairing the bridge of the said town: to be paid out of the fines ut supra, p. 1177. (Money order dated July 3 hereon.)Money Book IV, p. 434. Order Book XXXIX, p. 161.
Same for 8,000l. to Sir John Buckworth, Charles Duncombe and James Hoare, Mint Commissioners, as imprest for the service of the Mint, being intended to pay for tin and other charges for coining of farthings and half pence now authorised to be coined. To be paid out of loans made into the Exchequer by Richard Kent and Charles Duncombe. (Money order dated July 5 hereon.)Money Book IV, p. 434. Order Book XXXIX, p. 160.
Same for 3,091l. 8s. 8d. to Richard Kent and Charles Duncombe for 6 per cent. interest and two per cent. reward as by an account thereof stated by Auditor Aldworth and allowed by the Treasury Lords the 2nd inst. (Money order dated July 3 hereon.)Money Book IV, p. 435. Order Book XXXIX, p. 160.
Same for 50l. to John Warren for last Trinity term on his salary or allowance of 200l. per an. as one of the Justices of the city of Chester: and dormant warrant clause for said salary in future.Money Book IV, p. 436.
Same for 1,131l. 9s. 7d. to Charles Toll, esq., for 6 per cent. interest and 2 per cent. reward from April 1 last to July 1 inst. on several sums of money by him advanced for his Majesty's service; as by an account thereof stated by Auditor Aldworth and allowed by the Treasury Lords the 2nd inst. (Money order dated July 5 hereon.)Ibid, p. 437. Order Book XXXIX, p. 163.
Henry Guy to Sir Thomas Duppa. The payment of the tallies for the annuities due at Midsummer last to the Countess of Bristol and the Earl of Sunderland (which tallies are struck on the Tenths of the dioceses of which you are collector) is obstructed by other tallies [struck on the same revenue]. The said annuities are specially charged on the said dioceses. You are forthwith on sight hereof to pay the said tallies for said Countess and Earl and you are to do the same quarterly in future, notwithstanding any tallies that any other person shall strike on your dioceses.Out Letters (General) VII, p. 379.
July 3.Henry Guy to Mr. Stephens [Cashier to the Treasurer of the Navy]. George Bing, Lieut. of the Phœnix, is forthwith to go a voyage to Newfoundland. You are forthwith to advance him the 15l. due to him as Lieut. of the Oxford. The Treasury Lords will give order for your repayment.Out Letters General VII, p. 380.
Same to the Commissioners for Victualling to cause the repairs to be done at the Victualling Office according to the estimate of 155l. 17s. 0d. from Geo. Jackson and John Brittan. In future you are to have such repairs done as you think fit in the said Office and in the Victualling offices in the outports, giving the Treasury Lords an account thereof from time to time.Ibid.
Same to Mr. Kent [Cashier of the Customs] to pay the 1,000l. which was due at Christmas last to the Governors and Assistants of the New Plantation in Ulster, notwithstanding the Treasury Lords' direction for payment of the Customs into the Exchequer.Ibid.
Same to Mr. Graham to receive from Mr. Adams, a scrivener, who lives in Budg Row, some writings concerning Lord Grey's estate, showing that part thereof is in fee and not in tail.Ibid.
Same to the Auditor and other officers of the Receipt to use the Mayor and aldermen of Nottingham kindly in the matter of the fees on the rioters' fines which the King has granted them; all "to the end his Majesty's grace and bounty may be the more beneficial to them."Ibid.
Same to Lord Dartmouth to call Mr. Hall and the Auditors of Imprests to look over the imprest roll in the Ordnance Office and also the supers in the Ordnance Paymaster's accounts and to report to the Treasury Lords what supers they think fit to be discharged of those accounts and which to be continued: all in order to prevent unnecessary charge to the King and trouble in passing those accounts, and likewise to advise as to the best means that so many supers may not be set for the future [year after year in the annual accounts of the Paymaster of the Ordnance].Ibid, p. 381.
Same to the Navy Commissioners to assign payment of 20l. a week for two weeks to Richard Morris in part of his debenture as late purser of his Majesty's ship Dover.Ibid.
Same to the Attorney General, enclosing Sir William [Killegrew] and Sir Robert Killegrew's papers which the Treasury Lords have received from the King. Call them before you and examine the King's title to what is contained in said papers.Ibid.
Appending: note of said papers, viz. (1) Charles I's letter about the fen called Eight Hundred Fen, directed to the Earl of Lindsey, Montagu Bertie, Lord Willoughby et al. (2) Sir Rob. Killegrew's petition to the King. (3) A paper to shew the King's title to 8,000 acres in the Eight Hundred Fen alias Swineshead Fen in co. Lincoln "and also by another joint interest how to have 10,000l. per an. settled to his Majesty for ever without a law suit or expending of his money etc." (4) A printed paper to shew the country's consent for the draining of Lindsey Level. (5) Another printed paper containing a state of Lindsey Level.
July 3.Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue, out of Sheriffs' proffers now in the Exchequer, 53l. 13s. 4d. to John Pottinger, Comptroller of the Pipe.Disposition Book II, p. 376.
Treasury warrant to William Harbord, Surveyor General of Crown Lands, to take care that no trees be hereafter cut down in Whittlewood Forest for raising any money to be paid to the Earl of Arlington under the terms of the privy seal and Treasury warrant ut supra, pp. 1112–3, 1115, until the underwood be first cut down in the respective coppices, so that the trees to be marked may be better seen. Also the trees to be removed out of the coppices must be removed at the charges of the said Earl. All possible care is to be taken that the forest be not defaced by the cutting of the trees.Warrants not Relating to Money IX, p. 387.
Same to said Harbord, Thomas Agar, Surveyor General of Woods, Thomas Newton, Woodward of Whittlewood Forest, and Samuel Rolt, to raise 22l. in said forest by the sale of dotard trees and to pay same to Thomas Kingston, keeper of Hanger Walk in said Forest, to reimburse what he has expended on the repair of his lodge upon his coming into the same and before the Treasury warrant of Dec. 11 last, supra p. 985. Likewise to raise 8l. by dotard timber and two trees more for repairing the house of Mr. Rand, one of the underkeepers of Wakefield Walk. And likewise to raise 8l. and two decayed oaks for repairing the slowes within said forest.Ibid, pp. 387–8.
Treasury reference to the Excise Commissioners of the petition of Edward Wigg as by a reference dated Windsor, May 13 last, thereof to the Treasury from the King "retaining a gracious sense of the good services of the petitioner." Petitioner sets forth that in 1673 he with Mr. Parsons made a proposal for the Excise of England at the rate of 530,000l. per an. which was above 50,000l. per an. more than the former rent; which proposal was accepted of; that the patent was granted to George Dashwood, Peter Calvert, Sam. Vincent and Edmund Bostock in trust for the whole; that the patentees disposed of 7/32 parts of the farm to some of the Excise Commissioners who were Treasurers of Excise, who advanced about 90,000l. of the [total 250,000l.] advance money, out of the King's treasure or credit and by law could not enjoy the same as being Commissioners; that the whole matter being discovered to the King by petitioner to his great loss and hazard, notwithstanding the threats of the said Commissioners and the discouragements published in the Gazette, petitioner did make the fraud and illegality thereof appear; for doing thereof petitioner was promised a quarter of the farm without any further advance of rent; this was not in any manner performed or made good to him; upon petitioner's applying to the King he had a reference to Treasurer Danby for compensation; that although the rent [of the Excise] was advanced 20,000l. per an. by petitioner's discovery, yet the money not being effectually paid till the end of the farm (before which time petitioner went into Ireland in the employment of the [Irish Revenue] Farmers), but the whole 60,000l. is now fully paid, yet petitioner has received no compensation and has been at the loss and expense of some thousands of pounds in the said discovery. Therefore prays some compensation.Reference Book II, pp. 34–5.
July 3.Treasury reference to Sir Rich. Mason and Bartho. Fillingham, of the petition of John Brasier [sic for Basier] Receiver General for cos. Westmorland, Cumberland, Durham and Northumberland and Berwick of the [Seventeen Months'] tax for building thirty ships, of the Poll and of the [two] Disbandment Acts; petitioner shewing that he employed John Bedell, of London, merchant, as his deputy to receive and pay all the said money into the Exchequer which the said Bedell pretends to have done, whereby petitioner cannot account as he ought; therefore prays that Bedell who has received all the said moneys may account for same "unless he will bring the tallies to the Auditor that so your petitioner may account as he ought for the said money."Reference Book II, p. 35.
Same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Capt. John Glover, praying a deputation as land surveyor, London port, he having been employed 20 years in the Customs and promised by the King and Duke of York restoration thereto since his dismissal, and was tried twice for his life before the Restoration.Ibid, p. 36.
Same to Tho. Agar, Surveyor General of Woods Trent South, of the petition of John Legg, for repair of the lodge and stables etc. belonging to his place of Ranger of _ Forest, and for reimbursement of the 30l. to 40l. which he has spent thereon.Ibid.
July 4.Same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Jas. Brookes, late servant to Sir Edward Dering, deceased, desiring a place as quayman or tidewaiter.Ibid, p. 37.
Same to Auditor William Aldworth of Alderman Anthony Sturt's account of 6 per cent. interest and 2 per cent. gratuity for money lent into the Exchequer for Victualling the Navy, viz. from the days of lending to June 30 last as follows:Ibid.
l.s.d.
2,000l. lent 1683, Nov. 207363
5,000l. lent Dec. 617028
3,000l. lent Dec. 7101119
10,000l. lent Dec. 22313195
65901
2 per cent. gratuity219134
£878135
July 4.Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of William Robinson, of St. Ives, co. Cornwall: shewing that he came up from Cornwall with Mr. Trenwith, Collector of St. Ives, and exhibited articles against the Charter of that place: prays a place in the Customs, as he understands there will suddenly be several vacancies in the Customs in Devon, Cornwall and elsewhere.Reference Book II, pp. 37–8.