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'Entry Book: December 1684, 11-15', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 7: 1681-1685 (1916), pp. 1443-1455. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=83928 Date accessed: 24 November 2014.


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December 1684

Date.Nature and Substance of the Entry.Reference.
Dec. 11.Money warrant for 500l. to Robert Squibb, junr., as imprest to be by him paid over for the redemption of English captives as by the privy seal of 1682, Dec. 20: said sum to be satisfied out of such moneys as are now remaining in the Exchequer arisen by the late collection for said use. (Money order dated Dec. 13 hereon. The money to be paid by Squibb according to such warrants as he shall receive from the Treasury Lords which are to be made forth as shall be directed by order of Council or by warrant signed by six or more of the Committee of the Privy Council for Redemption of Captives.)Money Book V, p. 119. Order Book XXXIX, p. 203.
Same for 300l. to Thomas, Earl of Berkshire, for one year to 1683, Christmas, on the pension granted to him as Thomas Howard, esq.Money Book V, p. 120.
Same for 1,238l. 16s. 0d. to Sir Stephen Fox, without account, for secret service; as in full of the year ended 1683, Lady day, on the 2,000l. per an. (for the Earl of Sussex) as by the privy seal of 1674, Aug. 25. (Money order dated Dec. 13 hereon.)Ibid, p. 120. Order Book XXXIX, p. 203.
Dec. 11.Treasury warrant to Tho. Husbands, late undersheriff of co. Stafford, and to Ro. Bromley and Isaac Hawkins, his partners. By proclamation of 1679, Nov. 12, the King ordered 100l. reward to any person that should discover or apprehend any Jesuit. It appears by certificate from Sir William Gregory and Sir Thomas Street, Barons of the Exchequer, that William Bennet, a priest and Jesuit, was convicted at the Assizes at Derby 1682–3, Mar. 12, and that Thomas, Visct. Swords, was the person that did discover and apprehend him. You are hereby to pay 100l. to said Visct. for same, out of any the King's money in your hands.Money Book V, p. 120.
Money warrant for 200l. to Francis Reynolds for one year to 1681, June 24, on his annuity or pension.Ibid, p. 121.
Same for 100l. to Lady Henrietta Maria Howard for half a year to June 24 last on her same.Ibid.
Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to reserve for the Treasury Lords' disposal the 100l. which the sheriff of Herts is directed to pay into the Exchequer for Daniel Gates's fine.Disposition Book III, p. 29.
Same to the Customs Commissioners. The persons who solicit the new charters for the towns of Newcastle on Tyne and of Lyme [Regis] have this day attended the Treasury Lords upon your presentment. My Lords have referred them to debate and settle the matter with you. Thereupon you are to report to my Lords.Out Letters (General) VIII, p. 4.
Same to the Navy Commissioners to assign payment to Ellen Wren, wife of Capt. Ralph Wren, commander of his Majesty's ship Centurion, of 20l. as imprest upon her husband's wages: also to pay the 110l. which the Treasury Lords have directed payment of for the King's fishing boat [sic for King Fisher] laid up in the wet dock at Deptford.Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to send an officer with bearer to view the clothes and other goods of the French Comedians in order to their intended exportation.Ibid.
Same to same for an account what the revenue of the logwood [duty] has produced since it has been in the King's hands.Ibid, p. 5.
Same to the Attorney General, enclosing (a) infra concerning the 24 marks of gold belonging to the ship Hawke, an interloper.Ibid.
Followed by: (a) certificate from the Admiralty Court that the said gold and an anchor and cable belonging to said ship, Benjamine Thompson master, was condemned at Cabo Corso 1683, June 25: said certificate being signed by five members of said Court, viz. Henry Greenehill, esq., William Masters, Walter Stapleton and Richard Thelwell; and Jacob Hullett, Judge Advocate, and by Robert Wallaton and John Downes, appraisors, Thomas Adams, Register, and William Pley, procurator.
Same to the Customs Commissioners. Lord Hatton has desired the Treasury Lords on behalf of the inhabitants of Guernsey for them to have liberty to transport coals from Newcastle and Swansea, whereas they are at present limited to the ports of London, Southampton, Weymouth, Poole, Lyme and Plymouth. They offer to be content to be limited to 400 or 500 chaldron yearly. My lords have read your report of 1682, Sept. 5, on this matter, but desire you to re-consider it and to report afresh in regard only a limited quantity is desired to be transported yearly.Ibid.
Dec. 11.Treasury reference to William Hewer of the petition of Jno. Palmer shewing that he served 15 months in Tangier under Capt. Trelauny in 1679, before he was taken prisoner and [remained] in slavery till the Earl of Dartmouth redeemed him; that he is informed that Capt. Taitt, who succeeded Capt. Trelany has received the money [wages] due to petitioner, who has made several addresses to him: prays that Tait may be ordered to pay said arrear to him.Reference Book II, p. 159.
Treasury constitution and appointment of Henry Segar to be doorkeeper to attend the Commissioners of Appeals in Excise loco Walter White, resigned.Warrants not Relating to Money X, p. 20.
Report to the King from the Treasury Lords on the petition of the Lord Mayor, Aldermen and Commons of the city of York, praying to be discharged of the arrear of 517l. 7s. 1d. charged upon them in the accounts of Walter Strickland, deceased, viz. 375l. 13s. 3d. for the Royal and Additional Aids and 141l. 13s. 10d. for the Eleven Months' Assessment, Strickland's accounts of which taxes are but very lately declared. Process could not be taken out for the recovery of said arrears until said accounts were made up. We think it falls hard on the petitioners as the [Assessment] Commissioners, Lord Mayor, collectors and inhabitants originally concerned are many or most of them dead. But the Acts of Parliament for those taxes expressly exclude any mistake, neglect or other accident hindering the assessing and collecting thereof, so that your Majesty has a right of recovery. We conceive the petitioners are fit objects of royal bounty and favour herein.Ibid, pp. 20–1.
The Treasury Lords to the Duke of Ormonde to certify whether the repairs in the following account have been performed as set forth and as to the charge thereof "to the end we may dispatch the necessary orders for payment thereof."Out Letters (Ireland) IV, pp. 121–2.
Appending: William Robinson's account of several repairs in the Castle of Dublin and elsewhere for the reception of the Lord Deputy and the Duke of Ormonde, the lodgings wherein the Chief Governor formerly lay being destroyed by fire. As there is no particular fund on the Irish establishment for payment hereof, said Robinson prays Treasury directions for same to be paid out of the overplus of the [Irish] revenue:
to moneys paid to divers labourers, soldiers and workmen at quenching the fire in the Castle, pulling down the ruins and clearing the rubbish as also to divers workmen and for materials in fitting up the house at Whitefriars for the reception of the Lord Deputy, together with the like reparations made in the Castle of Dublin and the house and stables at Chapel-Izod by direction of the Duke of Ormonde for the reception of himself and family3481111½
paid for one year's rent of Whitefriars house, hired for lodging the Lord Deputy15000
Dec. 12.Royal warrant to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a privy seal for sums not exceeding 16,000l. to John Knight [for the Great Wardrobe] in terms identical with the similar warrant of Oct. 20 last for a privy seal, supra. pp. 1368–9, save that John Knight [junr.] here takes the place of John Knight, senr., deceased, as the main receiver and accountant, and that William Knight takes the place of John Knight, junr., for taking care of the weighing and measuring etc. ut supra, ibid. The present privy seal to supersede the said prior privy seal.King's Warrant Book IX, pp. 423–5.
Warrant under the Royal sign manual to the Mint Commissioners to admit Thomas Hall into the place of Clerk of the Papers to the Mint loco Thomas Brough, deceased, which place is hereby conferred on said Hall.Ibid, p. 425.
Royal warrant to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland to allow and pay from Christmas next 100l. per an. out of the revenue of Ireland to John Thompson over and above his present salary and allowances as Solicitor to the Revenue Commissioners, Ireland, he having prayed same in regard of his extraordinary work, particularly in executing the place of Register or Clerk of the informations upon seizures which has heretofore been the work of a distinct person: whereupon the said Revenue Commissioners have reported that he has been constantly faithful and diligent and that the business of his place is much greater than at first was thought or intended.Out Letters (Ireland) IV, p. 123.
Dec. 13.Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 200l. to Mr. Reynolds out of Mr. Hall's loans now remaining in the Exchequer.Disposition Book III, p. 29.
Same to Mr. Hooker. You are forthwith to clear your accounts for 1682 and 1683 as Deputy Receiver of the Revenue of the Duchy of Cornwall and to pay the money due thereon.Out Letters (General) VIII, p. 6.
Same to Mr. Agar. You are to be joined with Mr. Harbord in the reference from the Treasury Lords of the consideration of the making iron works for the King in Dean Forest. You are to meet immediately after the holidays with a view to your report.Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners. Whenever any papers are referred to you you are to return them with your report thereon to the Treasury Lords.Ibid.
Same to Mr. Bridges to report on the following paper presented by Mr. Tho. Vile to the Treasury Lords.Ibid, pp. 6–7.
Appending: said paper, undated. In March last I gave you information of some persons who were privy to some frauds committed in Suffolk between the brewers and innholders of London in the Excise revenue at least 10,000l. and that they were willing to discover same on a reward or if they might have a farm at a rent of 10,000l. per an. of the said frauds committed within the liberties of London and Westminster over and above what appears by the books of the Excise to have been received within those limits for any year past since the additional duty went off. Thereupon same was referred to William Bridges, one of the present Commissioners of Excise. But the Innholders Company, having surrendered their charter to the King are not in a capacity to meet in order to their serving the King in this matter. My time and money now for almost two years has been very much applied towards bringing this business to perfection, and I have now brought the persons concerned so forward in it that they desire a speedy result. They therefore propose the following for an experiment, viz. that two of the present Excise Commissioners be nominated to inspect and dispatch the business, which may be managed after this manner, viz. that they name a brewhouse and appoint how many barrels of beer they think fit to have brewed, viz. 50, 100 or more, that they see the thing done and carried off to a certain place agreed on; that the brewing pay but 6d. a barrel to the King notwithstanding the officers' diligence to the contrary: this beer thus carried off and paid for as aforesaid shall upon a second view clearly appear liable to pay 2s. 6d. a barrel. Besides the way how this fraud is committed shall at the said brewing be demonstrated to those Commissioners, if a suitable reward be promised.
Dec. 13.Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the following order of the King in Council.Reference Book II, p. 153.
Prefixing: said order dated Whitehall, Dec. 5. Upon reading the petition of the East India Company setting forth that they have had notice from Holland that some persons, inhabitants and traders in London, have by their factors bought up the major part of the red Saunders wood imported by the Dutch East India Company and have offered to sell and deliver the same here, whereas this commodity is imported by petitioners directly from East India and petitioners do expect [arrival of] more than this nation can consume: and therefore praying that said commodity be not permitted to be imported from Holland or any part but from the place of its growth: it is hereby ordered that the Treasury Lords direct the Customs Commissioners to suffer no red Saunders wood to be imported contrary to law, as the petitioners desire.
Same to same of the petition of Henry Gosnell of Ipswich, mercer, for a landwaiter's place, being forced to leave his trade by great losses.Ibid, p. 154.
Same to same of the petition of William Haggarth, Comptroller of Ipswich port, for leave to surrender his place to his kinsman, Thomas Burroughs of the Inner Temple, gent.Ibid, p. 154. Out Letters (General) VIII, p. 6.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Thomas Aslaby, gent., shewing that Philip Nisbet executed the office of searcher of Kingston upon Hull port, but was not the person to whom the patent was granted, as was found by a trial before Chief Justice Jefferyes "but it was granted to one Philip Nisbet, a child about eight years old, in trust." Therefore praying that said Nisbet, junr. [sic] be suspended till the King's pleasure be further known.Reference Book II, p. 154.
Same to William Hewer of the petition of Thomas Pownat, cornet in the late garrison at Tangier, praying some recompense, having been wounded in the wars against the Moors.Ibid.
Same to Tho. Agar, Surveyor of Woods, Trent South, of the petition of Robert Bertie, chief keeper of Henault Walk in Waltham Forest, shewing that there are several groves of the King's own woods lying in the said walk, called King's Grove, Queen's Grove alias Shackmans Grove and Leyson Grove, containing in all 15 acres, worth about 30l., and felled [last] in 1668 and now grown up and fit to be felled; therefore praying to have the benefit thereof as has been usual for the chief keeper of the said walk for the fencing and continual preservation of the coverts.Ibid, p. 155.
Same to William Harbord, Surveyor General of Crown Lands, of the letter to the Treasury Lords from [the Queen's Council] dated from Denmark House, Dec. 2, and signed by the Earl of Halifax, Earl of Clarendon, R. Ferrers, Ge. Sayer, [Sir] Ja. Butler, [Sir] Tho. Hanmer, Tho. Povey, praying a warrant to the King's woodward general for the felling of sufficient trees for the gating, stileing, cabening and staking of the several coppices in Whittlewood Forest called Leichlacke coppice in Haselborough Walk, Hulcotwell hill coppice in Shulbrook Walk and Poyntes Coppice in Hainger Walk, and also in the Great Streights Coppice in M[ajo]r Stirke's Walk in Salcey Forest, being all above 21 years' growth and fitting to be felled this season and exposed to sale for the Queen's service.Ibid.
Same to Charles Fox, Paymaster of the Forces, and to William Blathwaite, Treasurer at War, of the petition of Lieut. James Barrett, shewing that he had a just pretence of maintenance for life in the French service, yet he quitted same in obedience to the King's commands and upon return to England was re-established in Col. Macarty's Regiment and continued there till the disbanding of said Regiment in Ireland, whereupon he was left destitute, having lost an estate of 500l. per an. in the late usurper's time: therefore prays an allowance of half pay equal with the rest of his fellow officers.Ibid, p. 156.
Henry Guy to Mr. Burman to forthwith pay into the Exchequer the fine of 500 marks which was imposed upon you at the last assizes in Kent for speaking seditious words against the Duke of York.Out Letters (General) VIII, p. 12.
Dec. 15.Money warrant for 125l. to Charles, Lord Lucas, for 1681, Lady day quarter, on his annuity or pension.Money Book V. p. 121.
Money warrant for 125l. to Edward Griffin for 1680, June 24 quarter, on his pension. (Money order dated Dec. 17 hereon.)Money Book V, p. 121. Order Book XXXIX, p. 204.
Same for 75l. to Dame Sophia Stuart for 1673, June 24 quarter, on her annuity or pension.Money Book V, p. 121.
Same for 300l. to Sir Tho. Windham for half a year to 1682, Lady day, on his same.Ibid.
Same for 100l. to Rebecca, daughter of William, late Lord Chandos, for 1683, June 24 quarter, on her pension.Ibid, p. 122.
Same for 500l. to William, Lord Alington, for half a year to 1683, Sept. 29, on his fee or allowance as Constable of the Tower of London.Ibid.
Same for 100l. to Mris. Winifred Windham for half a year to 1678, Christmas, on her annuity or pension.Ibid.
Same for 50l. to Joan Hurford for one year to 1683, Sept. 29, on her same.Ibid.
Same for 300l. to Henry Fanshaw and Charles Fanshaw, executors of Elizabeth, Viscountess Fanshaw, for half a year to 1680, June 24, on her Same.Ibid.
Same for 100l. to Thomas Windham for half a year to 1677, Sept. 29, on his same.Ibid.
Same for 200l. to Rachell and Frances Windham, daughters of Dame Anne Windham, for half a year to 1684, June 24, on their same.Ibid, p. 123.
Same for 100l. to George Feilding for half a year to 1683, Christmas, on his pension. (Money order dated Dec. 17 hereon.)Ibid, p. 123. Order Book XXXIX, p. 204.
Same for 50l. to Mris. Eliz. Martin, widow, for half a year to 1684, Lady day, on her annuity or pension. (Money order dated Dec. 17 hereon.)Money Book V, p. 123. Order Book XXXIX, p. 204.
Same for 250l. to Frances, Countess of Portland, for 1681, Lady day quarter, on her annuity.Money Book V, p. 123.
Same for 50l. to Edward Progers for 1680, Sept. 29 quarter, on his pension or annuity.Ibid.
Same for 100l. to Sutton Oglethorpe for half a year to 1682, Sept. 29, on his fee or salary as Master of his Majesty's studs.Ibid.
Same for 125l. to Dame Ruth Trevor for 1678, Sept. 29 quarter, on her pension.Ibid, p. 124.
Same for 25l. each to Mris. Mary and Mris. Sophia Nevill for half a year to 1683, Dec. 25, on their pensions. (Money order dated Dec. 17 hereon.)Ibid, p. 124. Order Book XXXIX, p. 205.
Same for 50l. to Dr. Nicholas Gibbon for half a year to 1683, Lady day, on his annuity or pension.Money Book V, p. 124.
Same for 250l. to William Ryder for half a year to 1684, Lady day, on his fee as Master of his Majesty's Harriers.Ibid.
Money warrant for 250l. to Anne, daughter of Sir John Lawson, for one year to 1679, Sept. 29, on her annuity or pension.Money Book V, p. 124.
Same for 500l. to George Dunstan for half a year to 1683, Lady day, on his same.Ibid.
Same for 150l. to the Countess of Newburgh for 1681, Sept. 29 quarter, on her same.Ibid, p. 125.
Same for 100l. to Eliz. Elliott, widow, for half a year to 1683, Christmas, on her fee or salary as house-keeper of his Majesty's house at Newmarket.Ibid.
Same for 50l. to John Rogers and Anne his wife, the daughter of Rich. Pendrell, for half a year to 1683, Sept. 29, on their annuity or pension.Ibid.
Same for 100l. to Francis Mansell for half a year to 1683, June 24, on his same.Ibid.
Same for 200l. to Mris. Katherine Gunter for one year to 1682, June 24, on her same.Ibid.
Same for 250l. to Francis Kenaston, who married Eliz. late one of the daughters of Sir John Lawson, for one year to 1678, Sept. 29, on the annuity or pension to said Eliz. Lawson.Ibid.
Same for 60l. to Anne Goulding for half a year to 1683, Christmas, on her same.Ibid, p. 126.
Same for 100l. to Mris. Justina Vandike, now Lady Stepney, for half a year to 1678, June 24, on her same.Ibid.
Same for 100l. to Dame Jane Berkeley for half a year to 1680, Lady day, on her same.Ibid.
Same for 100l. to Isabella Bointon for half a year to 1681, June 24, on her same.Ibid.
Same for 100l. to Dame Goditha Price for 1680, Lady day quarter, on the same to Sir Herbert Price, kt., deceased, and said Dame Goditha his wife.Ibid.
Same for 100l. to John Dryden, esq., Poet Laureat, for half a year to 1680, Christmas, on his same: and also for 50l. to same for half a year to 1680, Sept. 29, on his additional annuity. (Money order dated Dec. 17 for said 50l.)Ibid, p. 127. Order Book XXXIX, p. 205.
Same for 20l. to Robt. Bertie for half a year to 1683, Sept. 29, on the annuity or yearly pension to him during the life of Mris. Mary Cock.Money Book V, p. 127.
Dec. 13
[sic for 15]
Same for 125l. to Dame Joane Howard for 1681, Sept. 29 quarter, on her pension.Ibid.
Dec. 15.Same for 250l. to Thomas Lane for half a year to 1679, Sept. 29, on his annuity.Ibid.
Same for 200l. to William Levett for one year to 1673, Sept. 29, on his annuity or pension.Ibid.
Same for 20l. to Lodowick Bray for half a year to 1684, June 24, on his same.Ibid.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to pay 100l. to James Whiston for his present encouragement, he having been a means to revive the point about the Custom of brandy imported, by which the duty is collected ad valorem to the advantage of the King's revenue.Money Book V, p. 128.
Treasury reference to William Blathwaite of the petition of Clement Newth, fife player in ordinary to the King, setting forth that he had 10l. 7s. 6d. per an. abated out of his fees by the last [army] establishment; that the fife teacher's place of the King's Regiment of Foot Guards is now void; prays that out of said teacher's salary the said 10l. 7s. 6d. be again added to his fees and he will execute said teacher's place; by which the King will save at least 30l. per an.Reference Book II, p. 156.
Same to William Hewer of the petition of John Luke for an allowance for several houses at Tangier which he bought of the Portuguese, being valued by the Commissioners at the late demolishing of Tangier at 121l. 14s. 0d.: further praying for payment of 146l. 5s. 0d. for rent due from the King.Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Sir Cornwall Bradshaw for Anthony Thorold to be admitted his deputy in the place of Customer and collector of Poole, Lyme and Weymouth, same being granted to petitioner and Philip Burton as in trust for one of petitioner's sons in reversion after Robert Jones, who is aged and has consented to surrender.Ibid.
Same to same of the petition of Edward Thomas for payment of 328l. 17s. 10d. due to him for goods shipped out.Ibid, p. 157.
Same to William Hewer of the petition of John Monck, who served for three years and upwards to 1684, May 5, as serjeant and sentinel in Capt. Griffith's Company in Col. Trelawney's Regiment of Foot at Tangier and was discharged on said 5th of May last, being then in arrear 447 days on his serjeant's pay and 273 on his pay as sentinel or 25l. 15s. 3d. in all, out of which 1l. 16s. 0d. is to be abated: therefore prays payment of the 23l. 19s. 3d. balance of arrears due.Ibid.
Same to Anthony Stephens, esq. of the petition of Edward Weaver, shewing that he was marshal of his Majesty's fleet in the Mediterranean under Admiral Herbert from 1679, Oct. 5, to 1683, Aug. 16, and did well discharge that duty and other good service at Tangier as appears by Admiral Herbert's certificate remaining in the office of the Comptroller of the Navy: that he has a bill made out for his said service by order of the late Admiralty Lords, but said bill is not yet assigned for payment and petitioner is in need of money for the subsistence of himself and family and discharging his debts. Therefore prays payment.Ibid.
Same to the Commissioners for the office of Master of the Horse of the petition of Edmund Cavenaught, late one of the King's footmen, shewing that he had served the King ever since the restoration but about 2½ years since the number of footmen was reduced and petitioner was one [of the reduced]; that there is 140l. due to him for wages at Lady day last, as appears by certificate of Mr. Done: prays to be paid with the other footmen.Ibid.
Dec. 15.Treasury reference to William Hewer of the petition of Ann Dunn, widow of Lieut. Samll. Dunn, for 37l. 17s. 0d. due for arrears at Tangier. In the margin: cancelled 1684–5, Mar. 8.Reference Book II, p. 158.
Same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of John Wallin for a noontender's place in the Custom house [London port] petitioner having a promise from the Earl of Rochester. In the margin: cancelled 1684–5, Mar. 8.Ibid.
Same to Auditor Parsons of the petition of Tho., Lord Colepeper, petitioner shewing that he is owner of the manors of Arreton, Newport and Whippingham in the Isle of Wight, granted by the late King in fee farm under the yearly rent of 45l. 6s. 10d. but by some mistake of the auditor has been charged with 55l. 8s. 8d. per an. ever since 1660, Lady day, or 10l. 1s. 10d. per an. overcharge which he was forced to pay till 1678, Lady day: that in Michaelmas term, 1677, he petitioned the Exchequer thereon and in Trinity, 1678, after a full hearing obtained a decree for putting said 10l. 1s. 10d. out of charge: thereupon petitioner applied to Treasurer Danby for reimbursement of the 181l. 13s. 0d. overpaid in the years 1660–78, "who promised speedy payment thereof and had certainly done it but for multiplicity of business and shortness of time": that petitioner has since applied twice to the Treasury Lords, but by reason of his absence beyond seas and other accidents nothing has yet been done. Therefore prays speedy reimbursement.Ibid, pp. 158–9.
Same to Mr Hewer of the petition of Francis Morris for payment of 9l. 2s. 3d. arrear due to him as a soldier at Tangier.Ibid, p. 159.
Same to same of the petition of Barbara Hues for speedy payment of the two years' arrear due to her late husband, Peter Hues, a private soldier under Sir James Lesly at Tangier: petitioner being about to go into France, her native country.Ibid.
Same to same of the petition of James Scott, late gunsmith to the Regiment of Foot at Tangier under Col. Trelawney, who was, amongst others, dismissed from the said Regiment upon the reducement thereof; prays payment of the two years' arrears of pay due to him, having had a reference a long time from the King to the Treasury Lords.Ibid.
Dec. 5
[sic for 15].
Same to same of the petition of John Smith for relief, being very necessitous since his arrival from Tangier.Ibid.
Dec. 15.Same to same of the petition of Barbara, administratrix of Ernestus Nolden, late master carpenter of the garrison of Tangier, praying speedy payment of what is due to her, she being in a miserable necessitous condition.Ibid.
[?]Same to Bartho Fillingham, deputy clerk of the Piqe, of the petition of the Farmers of the Post First; petitioners shewing that they have usually had warrants for the striking of tallies for moneys paid and allowed to sheriffs and others out of the Post Fines according to certificates made out from time to time by the Clerk of the Pipe: therefore pray for Treasury warrants for the striking of tallies as formerly in accordance with the certificates now before the Treasury Lords.Ibid, p. 160.
Dec. 15.Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Jno. Downes for a watchman's place, London port. In the margin: cancelled 1684–5, Mar. 8.Reference Book II, p. 160.
Same to Mr. Hewer of the petition of Tho. Roberts, apothecary to the garrison of Tangier, praying payment of the 1,038l. 16s. 10d. due to him from the private soldiers and non-commission officers for physic according to the agreement of 6d. per week from 1682, April 1, to 1684, April 1.Ibid.
Same to same of the petition of the inhabitants of Tangier, signed by Edward Rothe, Danll. Vancesterfleet, Ja. Waringe and William Carpenter: petitioners shewing that through the favour of the Treasury Lords they have received 3,500l. of Lord Dunbarton's money and have a promise of the remainder in some small time, but such is their necessities that unless they have the remainder forthwith they are utterly ruined. In the margin: cancelled 1684–5, Mar. 8.Ibid.
Report to the King from the Treasury Lords on the petition of Charles Gringand, purser of the King's ship Royal Charles, petitioner setting forth that in 1678 he became unfortunately debtor to the King in 184l. upon his victualling account through the unskilfulness and dishonesty of his steward and other instruments, partly occasioned by fitting said ship with four months' necessaries and [its] coming in three weeks before the expiry thereof; that he has had various ineffectual grants of employment from the King in consideration of his faithfulness and cruel imprisonment in Holland, therefore prays for said debt to be remitted in compensation of a greater sum he is out of pocket in ineffectually defending what the King granted him. Hereon the Navy Commissioners have reported to us that the Royal Charles was in 1678 fitted forth to sea with sea victuals for four months which were delivered to petitioner or his instruments according to the practice of the Navy; that said ship was called in and paid off 23 days before the expiry of said four months, whereby some of the said victuals remained unexpended and same were by petitioner returned to the then victualling contractors. On making up his account he appears debtor to the King in 208l. 13s. 11¼d. which the commissioners believe to have been in great measure occasioned by the coming in of the ship before her time whereby petitioner had loss as well in the necessaries he had provided as by the provisions which he returned to the victuallers. As to the alleged ineffectual grants to petitioner the truth thereof is certified by the Earl of Arlington by letter dated 1680, Easter day. As to his imprisonment it appears by a certificate dated 1683, Oct. 26, from Sir George Downing that petitioner was his Secretary in Holland and after five years' faithful service endured a severe imprisonment there for near six months on account of your Majesty's service. We think him a fit object of royal bounty.Warrants not Relating to Money X, pp. 21–2.
Dec. 15.Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt for a certerficate what grants there are on the First Fruits and Tenths payable by tallies of assignment or otherwise; what the annual sums are, to whom granted, on what particular dioceses charged and up to what time same are paid.Out Letters (General) VIII, p. 7.
Same to Auditor Bruer. Send me the last account of the Excise declared before the Treasury Lords.Ibid.
Same to the Earl of Ranelagh et al. The Treasury Lords take notice that the balance of 76,752l. 18s. 5¾d. for which judgment was obtained upon the covenants in your late contract, still remains wholly unsatisfied as also the debt of 24,000l. which is due upon bond. They are unwilling to proceed against you to extremity if satisfaction can be obtained in any other way. They desire you to meet and consider of some method for clearing said demands Give notice of your meeting to Mr. Kingdom, whom the Treasury Lords desire to be present with you, to represent them.Ibid, p. 8.
Same to the Attorney General. The Customs Commissioners have sent the Treasury Lords a paper signed by Capt. Alford, Mr. Jones and Mr. Andrews, in which they promise on behalf of the town of Lyme to perform what was required of them in relation to a Custom House there. You are to take care that in the grant which is now passing of 100l. [per an.] to the said Corporation for maintenance of their Cobb there be sufficient provision made that the Corporation be obliged to perform what is contained in the said paper.Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to report on (a) infra concerning Lord Baltimore. Further, the Treasury Lords lately delivered to you a state of the case concerning calicoes etc. They desire your report thereon.Ibid, pp. 8–9.
Appending: memorandum that on Feb. 8, 1681–2, a letter under the King's signet and sign manual was sent to Lord Baltimore by the Customs Commissioners to the effect that upon the arrival of the ship George of London and several other ships in Maryland the King's surveyor there finding by their [the said ships'] certificates that the bonds they had given were for carrying their lading to England or Ireland had demanded the penny per lb. due to the King for the tobacco on board: that being refused payment thereof the surveyor desired the countenance and assistance of Lord Baltimore and the Council there, but was absolutely denied the same and told that he should not meddle with the said ships: all which had been acknowledged by said Lord in his letter to the Customs Commissioners dated 1681, June 7: that this denial gave opportunity to these ships of going away without paying duties to the value of 2,500l.: that the King did thereupon require the Customs Commissioners to charge Lord Baltimore with the reimbursement thereof which he was to be ordered to pay to the Receiver General of the Customs and England.
Henry Guy to William Penn. Mr. Blathwait has certified the Treasury Lords that you charge yourself with 53l. 16s. 8d. due to the King from the proceed of one-third part of the ship Alexander of Inverness, Scotch built, for trading in your propriety of Pensylvania contrary to the Acts of Trade and Navigation and that you are ready to pay the same as my Lords shall direct. They direct you to pay same forthwith into the Exchequer.Out Letters (General) VIII, p. 9.
Same to Mr. Blathwaite, enclosing the following report concerning Col. E. Sackville. You are to prepare the necessary warrant to authorise the payment of 106l. 7s. 2d. to him out of contingences.Ibid, p. 10.
Appending: (a) statement of said debt. Upon adjusting the four months' pay with Mr. Johnson for the non-commission officers and soldiers of the five companies that were drawn out of the Guards for the service of Tangier there arises the following difference between what Mr. Johnson allows for their pay for July, Aug., Sept. and Oct., 1680, and that which their pay comes to according to Tangier musters. According to this latter the said pay of the non-commission officers and men (after deduction of victuals and adding one penny per day to Capt. Fortrey's and Capt. Kirke's Companies who are allowed but 8d. a day by Mr. Johnson) the pay comes to 1,041l. 1s. 8d.; whereas the net sum paid by Mr. Johnson for the said four months (after deduction of 2,007l. 19s. 6d. for victuals and 154l. 17s. 10d. for poundage) comes to 934l. 14s. 6d.; thus leaving a balance of 106l. 7s. 2d. still to be supplied for the pay of said Companies according to the Tangier musters.
(b) Report to the Treasury Lords from William Hewer and Charles Fox on the above statement. We find that the private soldiers and some few of the non-commission officers were drawn out of the several Companies of the Guards here [in London] and that Mr. Johnson in adjusting their pay accounts for no more non-commission officers than were actually so drawn, but the said number not being near sufficient for the well governing of the said Companies, Col. Sackville made such officers of the private soldiers as were wanting and has accordingly paid them after the usual rates of officers of that quality. This item of difference arises from this source and from the different musters made here and at Tangier.
(c) Certificate by William Hewer dated 1684, Aug. 25, and made at the request of Col. Sackville that the above (a) and (b) are true copies.