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'Entry Book: December 1684, 16-20', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 7: 1681-1685 (1916), pp. 1455-1466. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=83929 Date accessed: 28 November 2014.


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December 1684

Date.Nature and Substance of the Entry.Reference.
Dec. 16.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 III, p. 30.
to Charles Fox, Paymaster of the Forces4,50000
to the Cofferer of the Household1,30000
to Mr. Hornby for secret service30000
to the Duke of Grafton75000
to the Duke of Northumberland50000
to Sir Stephen Fox for the Earl of Sussex238160
to me [Guy] for secret service37500
to Sir John James and partners50000
(Same, of same date, to the Excise Commissioners, enclosing the paper of the disposition of the Excise cash for the present week, said paper including seven of the above eight items, omitting [probably accidentally] the item of secret service to Guy [all these items being payable out of Excise cash in the Exchequer] together with the following items [payable directly out of the Excise Office on tallies] viz. 1,000l. to the Duke of York; 500l. to Prince George of Denmark; 375l. to Lady Mary Tudor; 1,000l. to the bankers; 1,000l. to Mr. Nihill. Total, 11,963l. 16s. 0d.)
Dec. 16.Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue as follows out of Customs money now remaining in the Exchequer, viz. 6,000l. to Mr. Hewer, Treasurer for Tangier, being intonded to be by him paid over to R. Kent and C. Duncombe in full of 10,000l. which they advanced for the demolishing of Tangier garrison. Also a further 1,014l. 1s. 5d. to said Hewer to be by him paid over to them for the interest on said 10,000l.Disposition Book III, p. 31.
Same to same to issue as follows the 9,800l. remainder of Mr. Hall's loan of 10,000l. and the item of 163l. 16s. 8d. of Alienation money (making together 9,963l. 16s. 8d.), viz.:Ibid, pp. 31–2.
to Lady Newburgh15000
to Edward Griffin on his pension12500
to Edw. Rogers on his same5000
to Ann, one of the daughters of Sir John Lawson25000
to Lord Chandos' daughter10000
to Mr. Feilding10000
to Lady Howard12500
to Lady Trevor12500
to Lady Portland25000
to Mris. Goulding6000
to Mris. Martin5000
to Mris. Isabella Bointon10000
to Mris. Sophia Stuart7500
to Lord Lucas12500
to Dr. Gibbon5000
to Rob. Bertie for Mris. Cock2000
to Mr. Dryden15000
to Mr. Dunstan50000
to Mris. Mary and Sophia Nevill5000
to Lady Stepney10000
to Lady Price10000
to Mris. Jane Berkeley10000
to Mr. Oglethorpe10000
to Lord Alington50000
to Visct. Fanshaw's three daughters30000
to Mr. Tho. Windham and his lady20000
to me [Guy] for secret service56000
to Mr. Kenaston25000
to Sir Thomas Windham30000
to Mr. Tho. Lane25000
to Lady Windham's daughters20000
to Mris. Gunter20000
to Mris. Mansell10000
to Mr. Rogers and his wife5000
to Mris. Jone Hurford5000
to Mris. Ann Bird3000
to Mris. Elliot10000
to Mr. Levet20000
to Col. Rooke, Receiver10000
to Mr. Nathl. Smith14800
to Mr. Trethewy3000
to Sir Philip Warwick's executors10000
to Mr. Cooper8000
to Mr. Ryder25000
to the Treasurer of the Chamber2,270168
to me [Guy] for secret service215100
to be reserved for the Treasury Lords' disposal72420
Dec. 16.Henry Guy to Mr. Griffin [Treasurer of the Chamber] to pay as follows the abovesaid 2,270l. 16s. 8d. together with the 215l. 10s. 0d. now remaining in your hands for Mris. Merne according to the letter of Dec. 2, supra, p. 1420 (making together 2,486l. 6s. 8d.) viz.:Disposition Book III, pp. 32–3.
to Mr. Milward8000
to the Officers and Yeomen of the Guard1,387100
to [the King's] footmen24000
to Mr. English, deputy under-housekeeper at Hampton Court20000
to the Wardrobe Keeper at Hampton Court5000
to Mr. Randue, housekeeper at Windsor22000
to the housekeeper at Whitehall10000
to the Wardrobe Keeper [ibid.]10000
to the housekeeper at Greenwich5000
to Mr. Donkely, closet keeper58168
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue to Mr. Burton for Crown law charges the following funds making in all 863l. 17s. 4½d., viz. 554l. 17s. 4½d. paid or to be paid [into the Exchequer] by the sheriffs of Suffolk, being levied on Sir Rob. Kemp and Sir Edmo. Bacon, sureties of Sir William Doyly, late one of the Tellers of the Exchequer; 149l. paid or to be paid [into the Exchequer] by Sir Sam Astry on account of King's Bench fines; 160l. paid or to be paid [into the Exchequer] by Mr. Kenyon of the Popish [forfeitures] revenue.Ibid, p. 33.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to report on the following proposal for farming the Aliens duty.Out Letters (General) VIII, p. 11.
Appending: said proposal, undated, signed by Abra. Eversen, James Briggs, James Burkin, Antho. Evernden. By the statutes in force all alien merchants importing are to pay a fourth part more Customs than natives and severe penalties are enacted against persons colouring strangers' goods. But by reason of the difficulty of detecting such persons divers are grown hardy therein to the prejudice of the King in his Customs and of fair dealing merchants. Therefore propose to farm said duty at the medium of what it has produced during the last three years and to advance a half year's rent upon the usual interest, the advance to remain until the last half year of the term: the King to have one moiety of the surplus or improvement of said revenue and the proposers to have the other moiety: the proposers to have an account monthly of the proceed of the duty and to draw their moiety monthly after the first six months: the term to be for seven years. The proposers do not intend hereby any duty already in farm nor the duty of goods imported in foreign shipping mentioned in the Navigation Act; nor to proceed in any suit without informing and obtaining the concurrence of the [Customs] Commissioners, nor to seize any goods till they are clear of the hands of the Customs officers.
Dec. 16.Henry Guy to Mr. Griffin for a certificate what arrears are due to the executors of the King's servants and others deceased payable in the office of the Treasurer of the Chamber, whether for wages or on bills or otherwise.Out Letters (General) VIII, p. 12.
Same to Mr. Darcy and Mr. Benion for the like certificate for the executors of the King's servants payable in the Office of the Great Wardrobe; whether for wages, liveries or otherwise.Ibid.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt for the like certificate for the executors of the King's servants payable in the Exchequer. Also for a certificate of what is due on annuities or pensions granted for a valuable consideration to any parties deceased.Ibid.
The Treasury Lords to the Duke of Ormonde [Lord Lieutenant of Ireland]. We have come to an agreement with the late Farmers [of the revenue of Ireland] and enclose you a copy thereof. We hope that thereby something may be secured towards the satisfaction of the great debt charged upon them. Give the necessary orders from time to time for the executing of the said agreement and see that the said late Farmers punctually comply with the articles as herein.Out Letters (Ireland) IV, p. 124.
Prefixing said paper signed by E. Richbell, Sir James Shaen, L. Stanyan. "In order to make the annexed papers [missing] signed by Sir James Shaen on behalf of himself and partners practicable it is humbly offered," that, for the better collecting the arrears [of the Irish revenue due to said Farmers and seized by the King] said Farmers will cause books to be made out by Mar. 1 next, giving the precincts, dates and particular places where, and persons from whom and the branches and causes on which same do arise. One copy thereof to be delivered to the King's collector of the said places and another copy to the Farmers' agent, who shall be employed to look after same. The moneys which shall be received of the said arrears (over and above the charge of management as well by the Farmers' receivers as by the King's collectors) shall be deposited in the hands of Abell Ram, present Lord Mayor of Dublin, till the accounts shall be made up. For such depositing the Farmers' officers to give security to the King and the King's officers to give security to the Farmers. The Farmers' officers from time to time to give an account to the King's Commissioners of what is received of the said arrears and what prospect there is of the remainder coming in. The King's officers to do the same to the Farmers, "and in order to expedite this affair we will speedily give the necessary directions for accomplishing hereof and some of us will (God willing) be upon the place by Twelfth tide next to see this executed and to prosecute and make up the accompts for the late farm with all possible expedition." All process issued against Shaen and his partners in England and Ireland to be stopped. If the said accounts cannot be made up before Trinity term next, which shall be effectually endeavoured, further time may be given if there be occasion for it. The said Farmers to have the assistance of the King's courts, ministers and officers for recovering the arrears and effects of the farm; and to have liberty to inspect and transcribe all records, accounts and writings relating to the revenue of Ireland and to call all officers and others to account for moneys they have received whereof they are not discharged. The Farmers to have protections to themselves and their agents until Trinity term next and during said time to have licences to pass between England and Ireland as there shall be occasion.
Dec. 16.The Treasury Lords to the Revenue Commissioners, Ireland. We have enclosed you [herewith] the opinions [missing] of the Attorney General [England] and of Mr. Ward concerning the Plantation duty on goods for which bond is not given to bring them to England, Wales or Berwick only, and [as to] how the same may be recovered in Ireland: as also a copy of a presentment [missing] made to us by the Customs Commissioners, England, concerning the Plantation duty and the halfpenny per lb. proposed to be abated on tobacco and the answer [missing] of the said Commissioners to an extract of your former letter concerning the said halfpenny per lb.: as also some observations [missing] made thereon by Mr. Kingdon. Take the opinion of the King's Counsel [Ireland] on this single point, viz. whether the enumerated goods coming from the Plantations without having paid the Plantation duty under the Act of 25 Car. II. c. 7 (whereby they are become forfeit) may be seized for the same upon their arrival in Ireland and if so in what manner they are to be proceeded against.Out Letters (Ireland) IV, p. 125.
Dec. 17Royal warrant to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a privy seal to direct that all moneys recovered on account of the fines as follow be brought into the Exchequer and there kept distinct and apart, viz. 10,000l. on Sir Samuell Barnardiston, 40,000l. on John Hampden, 666l. 13s. 4d. on Slingsby Bethel, 2,000l. on Nathll. Braddon, 1,000l. on Hugh Speke, 666l. 13s. 4d. on Thomas Pilkington 500l. on Samuell Johnson, 100l. on George Cawdron, 100l. on Langley Curtis, 500l. on Francis Smyth, 1,000l. on Elias Best, 1,000l. on Cardell Goodman, 333l. 6s. 8d. on Richard Butler, being fines lately imposed in the King's Bench for great offences or misdemeanours. Further that out of the first [of the said] money which shall be [so] brought in 5,223l. shall be reserved for satisfaction of money spent on the Crown behalf in prosecution of law suits and such other charges as the Treasury Lords shall direct. Next thereafter it is hereby directed that 10,000l. of said money be paid, as it comes in, to George, Lord Dartmouth, Master General of the Ordnance, which sum it is the King's intention to bestow upon him for many and great services performed.King's Warrant Book IX, p. 420.
Privy seal dormant for 10,000l. to be paid in such proportions, to such persons and for such uses and services as the King shall from time to time direct by warrant under the royal sign manual. (Royal warrant dated Dec. 4 for said privy seal.)King's Warrant Book IX, p. 421.
Royal warrant to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a privy seal for the appropriation of fines and forfeitures as follows, viz.: All fines set in the King's Bench or any other Court for any misdemeanours or for any penalties upon the late statute for suppressing seditious conventicles or upon any other statute, or by reason of any forfeited recognizance or compositions made in the Exchequer or elsewhere and all other fines and forfeitures for misdemeanours whatsoever are to be brought and paid into the Exchequer: and that (with the exception of the moneys arising by forfeitures for uncustomed or prohibited goods which the King formerly directed to be applied to the use of the Privy Purse and except also the 10,000l. granted supra, p. 1459, to George, Lord Dartmouth, out of the fines detailed ut ibid. and also except all fines, forfeitures and penalties which by any former letters patent before date hereof have been specially granted to any person or persons) henceforth [all the remainder of the abovesaid] shall be appropriated and applied to the uses following, viz. towards payment of Crown law charges or in respect of any the King's affairs relating thereto: and in the next place for and towards satisfaction of such annuities or yearly pensions as the King has granted under the great seal or privy seal in consideration of service or fidelity in contributing to the King's escape from the fatal battle of Worcester and to the [satisfaction of the] arrears of said pensions and annuities according to Treasury warrant from time to time. And as to the remainder of the said money from time to time the same is hereby to be issued and paid to such persons and for such uses as the King shall direct by warrant under his sign manual.Ibid, pp. 421–2.
Same to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for the enstalment of the First Fruits of Thomas Spratt, Bishop of Rochester: same to be payable in three enstalments as follow, viz. 80l. 11s. 9½d. on Oct. 30, 1685, 80l. 11s. 9½d. on Oct. 30, 1686, and 161l. 3s. 7¾d. on Oct. 30, 1687, making in all 322l. 7s. 2¾d.: on the said bishop's bonds only: with the usual clause for the instalments to cease on death or avoidance.Ibid, pp. 426–7.
Two royal sign manuals for respectively 560l. 8s. 0d. and 215l. 10s. 0d. to Henry Guy for secret service, without account: to be issued on the 10,000l. dormant privy seal of Aug. 30 last. (Two money warrants dated Dec. 18 hereon. Two money orders dated Dec. 19 hereon.)Ibid, p. 427. Money Book V, p. 128. Order Book XXXIX, p. 205.
Royal warrant to Sir John Buckworth, Charles Duncomb and James Hoare, Commissioners for making farthings and half pence of tin, to cause all such blank pieces of tin with a stud of copper in the centre of them for making farthings and half pence to be marked on the edges or rounds of the pieces with the words Nummorum Famulus and the year of our Lord and such other marks as you shall think fit: and further to cause them to be coined with the King's portraiture or effigies with the words Carolus a Carolo on the one side and the figure of a woman sitting on a globe, as was on the copper farthings and half pence, with the word Britannia on the other side.King's Warrant Book IX, p. 427.
Dec. 17.Royal warrant to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a privy seal for a discharge of the baronetcy fee of 1,095l. due to the King from Sir Richard Sandys for the baronetcy conferred upon him with remainder to his brother Benedictus.King's Warrant Book IX, p. 428.
Same to the Treasury Lords to give warrant to [Thomas Corbyn] the Surveyor General of Woods, Trent North, for the felling of 100 oaks (being such as are red wood and not fit for the service of the Navy) in such places in Sherwood Forest where they can best be spared in regard to the vert and venison: same to be employed in the reparation of the parish church of Langford and the parish church of Hockerton, co. Notts (50 trees for each) which churches were almost demolished in the late wars and the walls now rebuilt, but the parishioners unable to buy wood for the roof, wherefore they have petitioned for a grant of said timber, upon which petition the said Surveyor General has reported that Langford church is exceeding ruinous, the cover thereof formerly leaded being all gone and the timber of the roof as well as all the seats almost all rotten and the stonework very much decayed and that the cover of the church of Hockerton is so much decayed and rotten that it is propped within and the out-walls are so decayed that without speedy reparations they will fall: and further that in the woods of Sherwood Forest there are many thousand of oak trees and few of them but are red wood and decayed [and so] unfit for Naval service. The offal of said 100 trees is hereby to be sold to pay the charges of felling and carriage and the residue thereof to be paid into the Exchequer. An account hereof to be passed before the Auditor for co. Notts before the end of Michaelmas term next. (Treasury warrant dated Dec. 18 hereon accordingly.)Ibid, pp. 428–9. Warrants not Relating to Money X, pp. 22–3.
Dec. 18.Two royal sign manuals for respectively 375l. and 933l. 6s. 8d. to Henry Guy for secret service, without account: to be issued on the 10,000l. privy seal dormant of the 17th inst. (Two money warrants dated Dec. 18 hereon. Two money orders dated Dec. 19 hereon.)King's Warrant Book IX, p. 427, Money Book V, p. 128. Order Book XXXIX, p. 205.
Money warrant for 1,382l. 6s. 0d. to William Hewer for 6 per cent. interest and 2 per cent. gratuity of several sums by him advanced for his Majesty's service as by an account thereof made up to Oct. 1 last by Auditor Aldworth and allowed by the Treasury Lords Nov. 28 last. (Money order dated Jan. 21 hereon.)Money Book V, p. 129. Order Book XXXIX, p. 212.
Henry Guy to Sir Nicholas Butler [a Commissioner of the Customs]. Send to the Treasury Lords the original state of the case concerning calicoes which Lord Godolphin delivered to you with his own hands.Out Letters (General) VIII, p. 12.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to report on the following paper dated Dec. 17 and signed by N. Johnson, Tim Davison and [Sir] William Blacketts, three aldermen of Newcastle.Ibid, pp. 12–13.
Appending: said paper. It is proposed by said Commissioners that if the King see cause at any time to erect a Custom house or watch house on some part of the quay of Newcastle upon Tyne and to appropriate a part thereof for the sole shipping and securing of lead he may have liberty to employ so much and such part thereof as may be most convenient, not exceeding 50 yards in length east to west. The present signatories offer that the west part of the quay is already so built upon that there is not room sufficient to erect a Custom house thereon and that the middle of the quay is so narrow that no such erection can be built without great inconveniency; but that there is room enough in the east part of the quay for a Custom house and watch house and likewise for the laying of lead, being the most broad and capacious part of the quay.
Dec. 18.Henry Guy to the Attorney General, enclosing a state of the revenue of the Duchy of Lancaster. You are to consider same with those you have already received from the Treasury Lords.Out Letters (General) VIII, p. 13.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to report on (a) infra.Ibid.
Appending: (a) letter from Lord Dartmouth to the Treasury Lords dated Dec. 17 inst. desiring the Customs free shipment of certain stores, part of which are to be sent to Lisbon for the service of the fleet in the Straits and part for his Majesty's service in Ireland, the Customs Commissioners having demanded Customs on same, "which was never yet known to be demanded." Further desiring that the said Commissioners pass [Customs free] for the future whatsoever other of the King's stores may be shipped on a certificate of two of the principal officers of the Ordnance.
Same to same, enclosing Mr. Penhalurick's letter of 1684, Dec. 18, [missing] directed to Lord Godolphin. Send the Treasury Lords your answer thereto.Ibid.
Same to same. Send a Customs officer to the Duchess of York's apartment at St. James's with a small box that is arrived at the Custom house for her.Ibid.
Same to Mr. Dickinson to bring to the Treasury Lords on Saturday morning those that have given any information to you concerning the most convenient place for building a Custom house on the quay at Newcastle.Ibid, p. 14.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to pay 65l. to Tho. Addison, due to him at Michaelmas last for 3¼ years on his salary as late searcher of Carlisle port; upon condition that said Addison pay out of the said sum the 48l. 9s. 2¾d. due from him to the King on the collection of Whitehaven port.Out Letters (Customs) IX, p. 84.
Owen Hughet desires that no lease may pass to Owen Roberts, Clerk of the Peace of Anglesea, of certain boriats of land in the commote of Tal y Bolion, co. Anglesea, at 29s. 10d. per an. rent without notice first given to him; Robert Bulkeley, an infant being tenant in possession.Caveat Book, p. 27.
Treasury reference to William Hewer of the petition of Robt. Singleton and Richd. Seaden, shewing that they served at Tangier in Capt. Tollema[c]he's Company in the King's Battalion of Foot Guards for several years and praying to be paid their arrears of pay for the period 1682, April 1, to 1684, April 30.Reference Book II, p. 160.
Same to same of the petition of John Ancre, shewing that he served for four years as Serjeant in Capt. Bridgeman's Company in the King's Regiment of Foot Guards under the Earl of Craven "and until the 9th of this inst. December, 1684, at which time he was discharged," and praying payment of his arrears from 1682, April 1, to 1684, May 1, as Serjeant in the late Company of Capt. Thomas Tollmash in the King's Battalion of Foot Guards, commanded for the service of Tangier; petitioner being in great want.Ibid, p. 161.
Same to same of the petition of Susan Williams, Ann Luck and Katharine Smallwood shewing that their son and husbands served in said Capt. Tolmarsh's Company and praying for the arrears, unstated, due to the said persons at the time of their decease.Ibid.
Same to the Surveyor General [of Crown Lands] of the petition of Thomas Edwards and Cecill his wife in behalf of Jno. Bulkley, an infant who has the tenant rights to divers parcels of land in the Commote of Tal y Bolion, co. Anglesea; praying a lease of the premises for three lives.Ibid.
Same to the Excise Commissioners of the petition of Patrick Gilmore, collector of Excise within the counties of Stafford and Salop; petitioner shewing that he has been directed by the said Commissioners to return his Excise moneys by the best hands he could and has often returned moneys by one Robert Batho, a grazier, a man of great dealings and good reputation who has well answered same by good bills; that in Aug., 1683, he paid to said Batho 250l. for which he got a bill drawn on one Mr. Tart, who for want of advice as he pretended [did not accept same] and in some short time after Batho absconded and is failed, but petitioner has recovered his body and cast him into the Fleet prison: therefore prays an allowance of said 250l.Ibid.
Same to William Hewer of the petition of Jane Urquhart, widow of Thomas Urquhart, shewing that her said late husband served 18 years at Tangier as Serjeant in Capt. Forbe's Company and lost his life there in the battle against the Moors, 1680, Oct. 27, leaving petitioner in a poor condition with three children: therefore prays relief for her maintenance and for the education of her children.Ibid, p. 162.
Same to same of the petition of William Howe for payment of 19l. out of Col. Kirke's pay, being for so much owing to petitioner for shoeing [said Colonel's] horses at Tangier, which sum Kirke refuses to pay. In the margin: cancelled 8 Mar., 1684–5.Ibid, p. 164.
Dec. 19.Same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Daniell Shewell, late Surveyor of Customs, Yarmouth port, praying to be heard having been dismissed on complaints against him by Mr. Culliford in his late survey, which complaints he had answered. Petitioner has been 12 years in the Customs and has made many seizures.Ibid.
Dec. 19.Treasury reference to the Surveyor General [of Crown Lands] of the petition of Robert Buckeley, an infant, for a lease of lands in Anglesea and against Owen Roberts passing a lease thereof over petitioner's head who has the right of tenancy. In the margin: cancelled 8 Mar., 1684–5.Reference Book II, p. 164.
Same to William Hewer of the petition of John Pound, Gregory Williams and Stephen Tugler for payment of the arrears due to them from 1682, April 1, to 1684, May 1, as private soldiers at Tangier in Capt. Fortrey's Company: petitioners being in want and misery.Ibid, p. 165.
Same to same of the petition of Thomas McBourney for payment of 11l. 9s. 4d. due to him at the time of his disbanding as drummer in Capt. Rodney's Company at Tangier: petitioner being in great want.Ibid.
Same to same of the petition of Robt. Harris, shewing that he served as a minr [? miner] at Tangier and had his back broke in that service: therefore praying a pension, being disabled to get a livelihood.Ibid.
Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue as follows out of the remainder now in the Exchequer of Alderman Duncombe's loans on the Hearth money, viz.:Disposition Book III, p. 34.
to the Treasurer of the Navy for weekly money3,00000
to ditto, intended for Edwd. Dummer150106
to Mr. Burton50000
to Visct. Preston1,00000
Royal warrant to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal to renew the Commission of the Customs inserting Thomas Chudleigh instead of Andrew Newport: the new Commissioners hereby to be Charles Lord Cheyne, Sir Richard Temple, Sir Nicholas Butler, Sir John Buckworth, William Dickinson, and Thomas Chudleigh: with salaries of 1,200l. per an. each payable quarterly from Christmas, 1684: with power to proceed in all matters left undetermined by the late, hereby superseded, Commissioners: and with Richard Prowse for their solicitor with the like salary as in the said superseded Commission.King's Warrant Book IX, p. 429.
Same to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for installing the First Fruits of Francis Turner, D.D., as Bishop of Ely: same to be paid by 480l. 7s. 2d. on 1685, Aug. 23, 480l. 7s. 2d. on 1686, Aug. 23, and 960l. 14s. 3¾d. on 1687, Aug. 23: all on the said bishop's bonds merely: and with the usual clause for exonerating said bishop from any balance thereof in case of avoidance.Ibid, pp. 429–30.
Dec. 20.Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the order of the King in Council as follows.Reference Book II, p. 162.
Prefixing: said order dated Whitehall, Dec. 3, referring to the Treasury Lords the petition of Thomas Nicholas, citizen and linen draper of London, praying a place in the Customs in consideration of his good services in London during the time of Sir John Moore, late Lord Mayor.
Same to the Navy Commissioners of the petition of the churchwardens and overseers of St. Buttolph Without, praying a Treasury order to the Victualling Commissioners to pay petitioners 13l. per an. for the relief of the poor of said parish, said sum being formerly assessed and paid by them for a place called Baylies Place within the said Liberty.Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of John Keegle, master of the ship Mary, petitioner shewing that in Sept. or Oct. last he sailed for Norway to load deals, being manned with 10 English and one Scot; that at Norway four of the English left him under pretence the ship was old and leaky and he was forced to take in four strangers to bring her home, and on arrival his ship and goods are seized under the Navigation Act: therefore prays a discharge of the seizure.Ibid, p. 163.
Same to Philip Wharton, esq., Warden of the Mint, of William Davis's letter to Sir Stephen Fox, praying for some allowance to enable him to attend at the assizes in several counties to give evidence against several clippers and coiners now in prison; petitioner having lain in town these nine weeks past at great expense.Ibid.
Same to William Hewer of the petition of Capt. Toby Caulfield, shewing that in 1680 he bought of Capt. Chidley Coote his command of a Company in the army in Ireland, which Company was one of the four commanded for Tangier before said purchase; that petitioner served four years in Tangier and being at last two years in arrear for himself and Company and provisions being very scarce there he was forced to contract over 400l. of debts in order to supply the wants of himself and officers; that for 100l. thereof petitioner stands engaged for his present Lieutenant and 50l. for his first Lieutenant who was slain there and most of the remainder [of said debt] for several other of the officers and soldiers slain also in said service: that being visited with much sickness petitioner was forced, a month before the arrival of Lord Dartmouth, to go to England for his health and in his absence an account of the debts of the whole garrison being taken and returned to the Treasury Lords petitioner has not been in the least satisfied therein, though the officers and soldiers have since received their arrears; that "petitioner's pay has been stopt from the same above six months past and will be so yet these three years until the same be fully satisfied"; that he cannot expect to receive from his Lieutenant the 100l. he so stands engaged for, his pay being also stopped for other debts contracted by him amounting to above 400l. which will not be satisfied in four years' time, nor [can petitioner expect] one farthing from any other person for whom he stands engaged, so that he is destitute of a maintenance to support himself until said debts be fully paid: therefore prays some sum out of the royal bounty money of Ireland for his support during his stop of pay.Ibid, pp. 163–4.
Dec. 20.Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of James Bowles for a landwaiter's place, London port, in consideration of his having served for several years last [past] as Capt. and Major in the Tower Hamlets and as a Deputy Lieutenant and having lately sustained great losses.Reference Book II, p. 164.
Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue to Lodowick Bray 20l. of the 30l. directed the 16th inst. supra, p. 1456, to be issued to Mris. Ann Bird, "in regard the said 20l. is not yet due to her on her annuity." Also you are to issue 90l. 12s. 0d. to Lord Montagu, Master of the Great Wardrobe, for money due before 1683, May 1, and as in part of the 724l. 2s. 0d. directed the 16th inst. supra, p. 1457, to be reserved for the Treasury Lords' disposal.Disposition Book III, p. 33.
Same to Lord Montagu to issue as follows the above-said 90l. 12s. 0d. (together with 120l. 1s. 6d. formerly issued to you for the Pages of the Bedchamber, thus making in all 210l. 13s. 6d.) viz. 23l. 8s. 2d. each to Richard Stevens, senr., the executors of Mris. Mary Clarke, Richard Stevens, junr., Thady Kennedy, John Pereira, John Baptista del Campi, James Clarke, Thomas Herbert, William Murray (making 210l. 13s. 6d. in all).Ibid, p. 34.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue to the Earl of Rochester (as in further part of his 16,000l. from the estate of Ford, Lord Grey) the 1,000l. which is paid into the Exchequer by Mr. Graham et al. out of the profits of said estate.Ibid, p. 33.
Same to same to issue to me [Guy] on any unsatisfied order in my name [for secret service] the 100l. paid in by the late sheriff of Herts for a fine received of Daniel Gates.Ibid, p. 34.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to open at St. James's in the Duchess of York's apartment two little boxes arrived in the Custom House and directed to the said Duchess, "one of which is marked H.P."Out Letters (General) VIII, p. 14.
Same to Mr. Hewer. The King has been pleased to dispense with the non-observance of the instructions established for the issues for the hospital at Tangier. Notwithstanding the stop put by the Treasury Lords on part of the money due to William Smith, late Mayor of Tangier, you are to proceed to pay him the money detained in your hands for his houses there.Ibid.