Secret Service Payments
William Jephson

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'Secret Service Payments: William Jephson', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 17: 1702 (1939), pp. 515-534. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=87392 Date accessed: 20 April 2014. Add to my bookshelf


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William Jephson

The first of these volumes is entitled:

The Cash Book of Receipts and Payments made by William Jephson, Esqr., for his Majesty's Secret Service: begun 20th April, 1689.

William Jephson's Secret Service Account, 1689.

[Easter Exchequer Half Year from April 20 to August 20].

Debtor Account, pp. 1–13. (T 38/734, folios 1–10).
£s.d.
1689, April 20,to money received of Henry Guy Esq., as per acquittance in Mr. Guy's Book of Acquittances in the words following may appear: viz. Received then of Henry Guy Esq., by me William Jephson Esq., the sum of 358l. 8s. 8½d. for his Majesty's Secret Service in pursuance of his Majesty's pleasure herein signified by the Treasury Lords3588
April 26,received on an order for 25,000l. dated 24 April, 1800l. out of Letter money and 840l. out of Excise, whereof 540l. advanced which was for the Duke [of] Schonberge who pays fees and 140l. for the Speaker [on which the] King pays the fees and the remaining 2000l. for other services not yet known264000
May 2,received of Mr. Villiers [a Teller of the Receipt]: in further part of 100l. out of loans on the Present Aid [as by 1 Wm. and Mary c. 3]200000
May 10,received of Mr. Howard, [a Teller of the Receipt] out of the Excise [money]2783160
May 16,received of Mr. Villiers: out of the Excise100000
May 23,received of Mr. Loving [a Teller of the Receipt]: out of Customs4436150
May 30,received of Mr. Maynard [a Teller of the Receipt]: out of Excise235000
June 13,received of Mr. Loving out of Letter [Post Office] money120000
out of Tenths619
received of Mr. Villiers: out of Hearthmoney1293183
June 27,received of Mr. Maynard: out of Wines and Vinegar [as by 2 Wm. and Mary Sess. 2 c. 5]200000
July 3,received of Mr. Howard: out of Excise100000
1689, July 9,received of Mr. Maynard: out of loans on the Present Aid200000
July 12,received of Mr. Villiers: out of Customs120000
out of Excise28000
July 16,from ditto out of Excise and making 25,000l. in full of the order of 24 April last80990
from ditto in part of a fresh order dated July 13 inst., based on a sign manual of the 10th inst.: out of the Excise71311¼
out of loans on the Present Aid1190
July 19,received of Mr. Loving: out of loans on the 12d. Aid [as by 1 Wm. and Mary c. 20] for the Earl of Nottingham's purchase: [on which] the King pays the fees400000
July 22,received of ditto30000
July 23,received of ditto: out of loans on the Present Aid150000
received of Mr. Maynard: out of loans on the 12d. Aid50000
July 27,received of Mr. Maynard: out of Excise99000
August 1,received of Mr. Loving: out of loans on the 12d. Aid30000
August 3,from ditto out of ditto200000
August 9,received of Mr. Maynard: out of letter money72500
August 15,received of Mr. Loving: out of loans on the 12d. Aid3373190
Total receipts at 19 August for the Exchequer, half year from Lady day to Michaelmas, 1689:
£s.d.
from the Exchequer38879100
from Mr. Guy3588
3923718
Per Contra:[credit payments out of secret service moneys] T 38/734 folios 1–11.
£s.d.
1689, April 20,paid William Ummant for the charges of passing two privy seals (1) for executing the clauses of loan in the Act for the Present Aid and (2) to authorise the Treasury Lords to execute unsatisfied orders and to pay public officers, etc.4800
1689, April 22,paid to Thomas Neale and James Hoare for disbursements in passing an indenture of 6 skins of vellum relating to the Mint200134
April 26,paid Baldwyn Leighton for so much by him disbursed for his Majesty's service in Ireland: clear [of fees]13000
April 29,paid Henry Powle on his allowance of 5l. a day as Speaker of the House of Commons for 28 days, March 20 last to April 16 inst.: clear [of fees: and paid] per George Cripps his assignee14000
paid the Duke of Schonberge [as royal] bounty: paid fees [hereon: the balance was received] (fn. 1) per Mr. Holford50000
paid Samuell Langford for so much by him laid out for passing the present Treasury Commission: clear8170
paid the Earl of Portland [as royal] bounty: paid fees50000
paid ditto, paid fees50000
April 30,paid William Clopton for so much compounded for in lieu of all fees claimed by him as Waferer to their Majesties on the day of their Coronation, clear [of all fees]3000
May 2,paid Capt. Philip Howard [as royal] bounty: paid fees30000
paid the Duke of Schonberg [as royal] bounty: paid fees: [received] per William Holford100000
1689, May 3,paid Thomas Langley, Mayor of Harwich, for so much expended by him for the charges of Dutch seamen that lay at Harwich waiting for their passage in the pacquet boat: at the rate of 6d. per diem each man to 17 March last; pursuant to his Majesty's order when Prince of Orange: clear [of fees]2656
paid Mary Kirke widow, upon her allowance of 250l. per an. [as royal] bounty for half a year to Lady day last: clear [of fees]12500
May 8,paid the watermen as follows: masters of barges belonging to several Companies of the city of London for so much due to them and divers watermen attending the said barges for the carrying of soldiers from the Tower of London to Tilbury and Gravesend pursuant to the order of Council of December 14 last and also in satisfaction of damages the said barges sustained by stress of weather in that service: viz. Ste. Mathews, Master of the Grocers' barge950
William Williamson, Master of the Goldsmiths' barge10100
Tho. Atkins, Master of the Merchant Taylors' barge1150
John Davis, Master of the Haberdashers' barge9150
William Hill, Master of the Vintners' barge960
John Barrow, Master of the Stationers' barge: clear [of fees]9150
May 9,paid the Duke of Schonberg [as royal] bounty: paid fees [received] per Mr. Holford50000
May 11,paid Randolph [Rudolph] Kien, for his Majesty's use and service: clear [of fees]100000
paid Sir Eliab Harvey, Lieutenant of Waltham Forest, 76l. 5s. 5d. for the Keepers and Rangers [thereof] formerly payable at the Exchequer: that is the Ranger on his fee of 6d. per diem for one year at Lady day 1689926
1689, May 11,Keeper of Walthamstow Walk for same of 8d. a day1234
Keeper of Leighton Walk for same of 4d. a day618
Keeper of Walwood and Hamfrithwood for same of 3d. a day4113
Keeper of Woodford Walk for same of 8d. a day1234
Keeper of Loughton and Lambourne Walk for same of 8d. a day1234
John Jones, Woodward on 20l. per an. for same time2000
[paid said Harvey] for the Keeper of New Lodge Walk and Chingford Walk at 8d. per diem each for the said time: of late paid out of Secret Service2468
[ditto] for the Underkeepers and Rangers within the said Forest as of his Majesty's free gift and royal bounty to them for their encouragement to preserve the game and deer there for the said time for his Majesty's disposal1321711
[ditto] for several sums by them laid out in said time by order of his late Majesty King James II5060
paid Paule Jodrell, Clerk of the House of Commons, as royal bounty by way of reward for his pains and care in soliciting the present Poll Bill [1 Wm. and Mary c. 13] and passing the same in the House of Commons: clear [of fees]1000
May 14,paid Bartholomew Fillingham and Edmd. Woodroffe, two of the Agents [for Taxes] for hastening in their Majesties' moneys, the same being intended to be by them paid over to the messengers for carrying abroad the Poll Act to the several counties and towns within England and Wales: clear [of fees]. In the margin: 9 July, 1689, this money was repaid vide, p. 52810000
paid John Shales for the expense of his journey into the North whither he is sent by order from his Majesty10000
1689, May 16,paid William Ummant for the charges of passing 4 privy seals (1) for executing the clause of loan on the Poll Act (2) to compound fines, recognizances, etc. in the Exchequer (3) to authorise the Treasury Lords to name Receivers General for the Poll (4) for settling the management of the profits in the Alienation Office: clear [of fees]9600
May 20,paid Monsieur Isaac, for his Majesty's use: clear [of fees]100000
May 24,paid Duke Schonberg [as royal] bounty: paid fees: [received per] William Holford100000
paid Doctor Tennison for Mrs. Needham's 2 sons [as royal] bounty: paid fees10000
paid Dr. William Aglionby for service in the Post Office: paid fees2000
paid William Fanshaw, Esq. [as royal] bounty: paid fees5000
paid Col. Godfrey for 3 quarters of his pension formerly paid by the Cofferer 750l. and [Exchequer] fees for the [issue of] same 24l. 14s. 6d.: paid fees774146
May 25,paid Mr. Speaker [of the House of Commons] for 28 days of his allowance to the 14th inst. of 5l. per diem: [paid] per Mr. Cripps: clear [of fees]14000
paid Lord Coote for the use of the Queen: clear [struck through]: the King pays fees [on this payment]200000
May 27,paid William Ummant for the charges of passing 3 privy seals (1) for discharging certain sums received [by the Prince of Orange] from Collectors of the Customs in the West and elsewhere [at his landing in the West in 1688]: (2) for Judges to allow up to a third of fines in the King's Bench to prosecutors: (3) for the Exchequer to compound and discharge Coast bonds: [paid] clear [of fees]7200
money paid to the King's own hands (by note to Mr. Harrison goldsmith): clear [of fees]50000
1689, May 28,money paid to the King's own hands (by note of Mr. Harrison): paid fees50000
May 30,paid Phillip Darcy Esq., [as royal] bounty: paid fees20000
May 31,paid Sir Paul Rycaut who is appointed Resident at the Hanse Towns [as royal] bounty: paid fees30000
June 1,paid Lord Culpeper [as royal] bounty: paid fees10000
paid Lord Morley and Monteagle [as royal] bounty: paid fees10000
paid Mr. John Dwyre: clear17180
June 3,paid Lord Willoughby of Parham: paid fees10000
June 4,paid John Hookes free of fees2000
paid Lord Eure [as royal] bounty: paid fees10000
money paid to the King's own hands (by Mr. Harrison): paid fees50000
June 6,paid the Duke of Ormonde [as royal] bounty: paid fees50000
June 8,paid Visct. Messereene in repayment of the like sum lent by him for supply of the Garrison at Londonderry: clear21200
June 11,money paid to the King's own hands (by Mr. Harrison): paid fees50000
June 12,paid George Mainwaring Esq., for Mr. Street, the [Town] Major of Chester for money disbursed by him for transporting soldiers to Scotland 44l. 4s. 6d. and for maintenance of Irish prisoners 163l. 10s. 11d.: clear [of fees]207155
June 14,paid Mrs. Atwood, part of her pension: paid fees5000
June 15,paid the Marquess of Carmarthen, Lord President of the Council, for one quarter on his pension of 3500l. per an., commencing 14 February and ending 16 May last: paid fees87500
June 17,paid Sir Stephen Fox for the maintenance of Mrs. Fitzharris's children for half a year ended at Lady day 1689: clear3900
June 18,money paid to the King's own hands (by Mr. Harrison) paid fees50000
1689, June 19,paid Lady Arabella Macartie: [as royal] bounty: paid fees15000
paid Mr. George Tuthill [as royal] bounty: paid fees10000
June 22,paid Joseph Bennett for subsistence, in pursuance of an order from the Lords of the Committee for Ireland: clear [of fees]2000
June 25,paid Mrs. Darcy [as royal] bounty for the maintenance of younger children: per Mr. Conyers: paid fees30000
June 26,money paid to the King (by Mr. Harrison): paid fees50000
June 28,paid Joseph Mason for William Jackson, Esq., [Town] Major of Bristol, for maintenance of Irish prisoners at Bristol: clear [of fees]2206
paid Monsieur Isaac: for his Majesty's use: clear [of fees]100000
June 29,paid Thomas Langley, Esq., [Town] Major of Harwich, for money disbursed for the relief of poor Dutchmen at Harwich from 19th March last to the 24th inst.: clear [of fees]16136
paid Sir Arthur Rowden [as royal] bounty: in pursuance of an order order of the Lords of the Committee for Ireland: clear [of fees]10000
July 2,money paid to the King (per Mr. Harrison): paid fees50000
July 4,paid Col. Arnold Cooper [as royal] bounty: clear [of fees]2000
paid Tho. Howard, Esq. [as royal] bounty: whereof 100l. intended for Mr. Edward Howard and 50l. for Col. Kinsmill: paid fees15000
July 8paid Thomas Smeeton, late one of the Messengers [of the Chamber] attending the Treasury: on his allowance of 20l. per an.: for 3 quarters ended at midsummer last: [as royal] bounty: clear [of fees]1500
July 9,paid Randolph [Rudolph] Kein his Majesty's use and service: clear [of fees]200000
paid William Streete Esq. [Town] Major of Chester, for so much disbursed by him for relief of the poor Irish prisoners now in custody in Chester Castle: per Mr. Geo. Manwaring: clear [of fees]55146
1689, July 10,paid Samuell Langford: so much by him expended for the fees and charges of passing a privy seal for loans upon the Act for 12d. per £ [the 12d. Aid by 1 Wm. and Mary, c. 20]: clear [of fees]23130
July 11,paid Tho. Fotherly appointed to go to Denmark: as of his Majesty's free gift and royal bounty: paid fees20000
money paid to the King: paid fees50000
July 12,paid to Geo. Snell, Jos. Heeler and Richard Brayne [as royal] bounty to them for discovering and seizing, or causing to be seized, John Pendergrass, author of a a treasonable and seditious libel entitled "a short history of the Convention or new Christened Parliament": clear [of fees]10000
July 13,paid Laud Crisp on his allowance of 20l. 16s. 0d. per an. [as royal] bounty, for three quarters ended at Midsummer last: clear [of fees]15120
paid Antho. Seagar, Office Keeper to the Treasury, 86l. 17s. 0d. for disbursements for provisions for said Office and 10l. for last June 24 quarter on his salary: clear [of fees]96173
paid Hellen Prediaux widow, for the year to June 24 last on her allowance of 30l. per an. [as royal] bounty: clear [of fees]3000
paid Mary Watson widow, for same on same: clear [of fees]4000
paid Mary Bocock widow, for same on same: clear [of fees]4000
July 15,paid Alice Baggot widow, for same on same: clear [of fees]2000
paid Mary Brinknell alias Holtby for same on same2000
paid William Aldham for same on same: paid fees4000
paid Kath[erine] Ironmonger, daughter of Agmondisham Pickhays, on "his" allowance of 40l. per an. bounty: clear [of fees]4000
1689, July 15,paid Henry Powle, Esq., Speaker of the House of Commons, for 2 months or 56 days ended July 8 on his allowance of 5l. a day28000
paid Capt. James Read [as royal] bounty: clear [struck through] paid fees5000
paid Walter Heyden, due for several services performed for his Majesty between 14 April last and 21 June last: clear [of fees]7110
paid Eleanor Rosse, on her allowance of 20l. per an. bounty: clear [of fees]2000
July 16,paid Eliz., widow of Tho. Loup, on her allowance of 40l. per an. [as royal] bounty for a year to June 24 last: clear [of fees]4000
paid Magdalen Thomas widow, for 1¼ years to same time on her same: clear [of fees]12100
paid Dame Eliza[beth] Lenthall for 3 quarters to June 24 last on her same: clear [of fees]1500
paid Hester D' Civill for one year to same date on her same: clear [of fees]3000
paid Joyce Greeting widow, for same on her same: clear [of fees]4000
July 17,paid William Ummant for passing a privy seal for discharging the arrears of Tenths on small rectories, etc.: clear [of fees]1700
July 18,paid Thomas Silver on [an] allowance of 20l. per an. for his wife, being necessary woman to his late Majesty Charles II: and [for] bounty in consideration of her service to his said Majesty and of her present indisposition: [and is] for 1¼ years to June 24 [last]: clear [of fees]2500
paid Richard Yeates, carpenter, son of Francis Yeates who was put to death by the usurper Cromwell for being guide to Charles II from Worcester to White Lady: for one year to June 24 last on [his] bounty: clear [of fees]2000
July 17,paid the King: paid fees [thereon]50000
July 18,paid Sir Michaell Cole: [as royal] bounty: paid fees10000
1689, July 19,paid Eleanor Mather, three quarters to June 24 last on her allowance of bounty: clear [of fees]37100
July 20,paid Daniel, Earl of Nottingham, in part of 20,000l. for the purchase of his house and gardens and lands within the walls lying and being at Kensington: clear [of fees]400000
paid Rudolph Kien for his Majesty's use and service: clear [of fees]100000
paid Eliz[abeth], widow of John Loup and Eliza[beth] Richards for one year to June 24 last on their allowance: clear [of fees]4000
paid Mary Mitchell alias Ross for same on her same: clear [of fees]4000
July 22,paid William Wekett, deputy to John Langwith, messenger, upon his allowance of 20l. per an. for extraordinary service in carrying letters and other services: for last June 24 quarter: clear [of fees]500
paid Susanna Woodward for half a year to June 24 last on her allowance of bounty: clear [of fees]2500
July 23,paid Richard Jennings for one year to Lady day last on his same: clear [of fees]2000
paid Alice Elliot, widow, for same on her same: clear [of fees]2000
paid Philip Ryley in part of 311l. 8s. 0d. for several necessary reparations made and to be made in the Middle Park at Hampton Court: clear [of fees]10000
July 24,paid Capt. Phillip Howard for one year to June 24 last on his allowance of bounty: clear [of fees]5000
paid Thomas Hyde and Eliza[beth] his wife, for their service in bringing and conveying letters from Holland from the Queen when Princess of Holland and delivering the same to his Majesty when Prince of Orange: clear [of fees]5000
paid Josias Tredwell as his Majesty's reward for his service in coming express from Exeter to London to bring letters to the Lady Churchill, now Countess of Marlborough: clear [of fees]2000
1689, July 24,paid Philibertus Hervart. whom his Majesty hath appointed his Resident with the City and Republic of Geneva: paid fees20000
paid Joseph Greene, Roger Pilcher, Robert Kennett and Robt. Leech: per Sir Basill Dixwell and Sir William Honywood: clear [of fees] as his Majesty's reward to them for taking and apprehending Sir Adam Blaire and Dr. Robt. Grey20000
July 26,paid Eliza[beth] Madge alias Ogleby, for one year to June 24 last on her bounty: clear [of fees]4000
paid Capt. John Gyles on accompt of contingent expenses in the service of Ireland: clear [of fees]10000
paid Antho. Rowe, Esq., being intended to be by him paid over to several persons in satisfaction of money by them lent to his Majesty when Prince [of Orange] in the West: clear [of fees]99000
July 29,paid John Dwyre on his allowance of 2s. a day for 59 days from 1 June last to date hereof: clear [of fees]5180
July 30,paid Lewis Maria Gwilhins [Gwillims] for 3 quarters to June 24 last on her allowance of bounty: per Isab[ella] Gwillims: clear [of fees]3000
July 31,paid the King: paid fees50000
August 2,paid Peter Smith, clerk, as bounty for the charge of his transportation to Newfoundland whither he is going chaplain: clear [of fees]2000
August 5,paid Robert Phelips: [as royal] bounty: paid fees20000
paid the Commissioners for Prizes to enable them to carry on the business of the Prizes: which [sum] is intended to be repaid out of the money to be raised by sale of prizes: clear [of fees]: per Mr. Dive30000
paid the Earl of Oxford: [as royal] bounty: paid fees100000
1689, August 5,paid Adrian Geldermalsen whom his Majesty hath appointed to go to Brussels to compliment the Governor of the Low Countries: paid fees30000
August 6,paid Charles Godfrey, Esq., 250l. on his annuity of 1000l. per an. formerly payable out of the Cofferer's Office: for one quarter ended 24 June last and 12l. 10s. 0d. for fees [thereon]262100
paid John Wildman Esq. [as royal] bounty: paid fees [thereon]40000
paid Thomas Langley, of Harwich, for so much expended for maintenance of poor Dutch seamen and soldiers at Harwich to 31 July, 1689: clear [of fees]2326
paid the King: paid fees [thereon]50000
August 7,paid William Jephson Esq., 5l. 8s. 0d. for the value of 5 guineas he paid to Mr. Johnson at Exeter for several Declarations, Associations, etc. and for other charges: and 5l. 8s. 6d. for value of 5 other guineas which he paid to two men sent out for Intelligence in the West: and 9l. 15s. 0d. for the value of 9 guineas paid to the officers that brought Mr. Dunstarr, a servant of Lord Melford's, out of Sussex to London: clear [of fees]20120
August 12,paid Bernard Greenvile, Esq., for 3 quarters to Xmas last for [rent for] Mote Park laid into Windsor Great Park "and belongs to him by virtue of a settlement made by the late Duke of Albermarle": paid fees [hereon]22500
August 13,paid the Major of Chester for so much disbursed by him for the relief of disbanded Papist prisoners in the Castle of Chester to the 3rd inst.: per Mr. Robert Pidgeon, his assignee: clear [of fees]66146
paid the King: paid fees50000
August 19,paid Katherine Lesley [as royal] bounty: paid fees thereon10000
paid the Marquess of Carmarthen on his pension of 3500l. per an. [as royal] bounty: for 39 days from 16 May last to 24 June last: paid fees [thereon]373190
1689, August 20,paid William Jephson Esq. for 539 [army Officers'] commissions for the North of Ireland, his Majesty being pleased to allow 5s. for [office fees on] each commission, there having been no fees paid by the Officers for them: clear [of fees]134150
paid the King, per Harrison: paid fees [hereon]50000
paid Robert Squibb in full satisfaction of so much by him paid for fees to several offices and officers on passing his Majesty's warrants and other warrants and for fees paid to the officers of the Exchequer on receiving several sums of money there for his Majesty's secret service from 20 April to 20 August, 1689, in the name of William Jephson Esq.: clear [of fees]560146
total payments£36,512130
from this sum is to be deducted 100l. paid to Mr. Fillingham and [the other Taxes] Agents 14 May last because the same was repaid to me by the said Agents 9 July last10000
£36,412130
Remains to balance this Account [for part of the Easter Exchequer half year anno 1689]2,8255
£39,23718
This account was closed the 20th of August, 1689, and signed by his Majesty the 4th of September following.
Examined 30 [August] by my Lord Delamere, Chancellor of the Exchequer.

William Jephson's Secret Service Account.

From 20 August 1689 to 29 September 1689 [being the remainder of Easter Term, 1689].

(T 38/734, folios 11—14).

William Jephson for his Majesty's Secret Service is Debtor

£s.d.
balance of the account closed the 20 August, 160928255
1689, August 21,money received of Mr. Maynard [one of the four Tellers of the Receipt of the Exchequer]: out of Letter [or Post Office] Money 1500l.: out of French linens, (fn. 2) 1145l. 17s. 0d.2645170
August 29,Received of Mr. Maynard: out of loans on the [Aid of] 12d. per £ [as by 1 William and Mary, c. 20]55000
Sept. 3,received of Mr. Loving [another of the said Tellers]: out of loans ut supra300000
received of Mr. Howard [another of the said Tellers]: out of ditto: for Mr. Walker200000
Sept. 5,received of Mr. Loving: out of ditto and completes the order for 25,000l. of July 13 last for secret service2924130
received of ditto out of ditto in part of an order of August 29 last for 25,000l. for secret service360000
received of Mr. Howard: out of Customs 4000l.: out of Hearthmoney 1290l. 11s. 6d., out of loans on the 12d. Aid 6109l. 8s. 6d.1140000
[received of the] Spanish Ambassador1500000
received of Mr. Loving: out of loans on the 12d. Aid283570
Sept. 12,received of ditto: out of Customs200000
Sept. 20,received of Mr. Maynard: out of Customs 643l. 10s. 2d.: out of Excise 1456l. 9s. 10d.210000
Sept. 27,received of Mr. Loving: out of loans on the 12d. Aid279000
total receipts or charge 20 August to 29 September, 1689£38,6712
Per Contra:(payments in discharge: or Credit payments).
1689, August 21,paid Letitia Cheeke, widow [as royal bounty]: paid fees [hereon]30000
August 22,paid Simon Smith, Esq., being intended to be by him paid over to Mr. Rossington for the rent of Cleavland House hired for the entertainment of the Dutch Ambassadors: clear [of fees]10000
paid Sir Michaell Cole, Kt., and Thomas Firmin, Esq.: as royal bounty for and towards the relief of the Irish Protestants: clear [of fees]100000
paid the Duke of Ormonde on his pension of 2500l. per an. which with 500l. formerly paid is in full thereof from 13 February last to June 24 last: paid fees per Richard Lascells405170
paid William Rider as royal bounty for and in consideration of the fleet hounds delivered by him to Mr. Tankard by his Majesty's order: paid fees50000
August 23,paid the bishop of London, Sir John Morden, Tho. Papillon and John Hampden, Esq., as royal bounty for and towards the relief of the French Protestants in such sort and manner as to them shall seem meet: clear of fees100000
August 24,paid Henry Powle for 28 days ended the 5th inst. on his allowance of 5l. a day as Speaker of the House of Commons: [paid] per Mr. George Crips: clear [of fees]14000
paid Humberston Baron, clerk, [as royal] bounty towards the charge of his transportation to Jamaica whither he is going chaplain2000
August 27,paid the King: per Mr. Harrison: paid fees [hereon]50000
August 28,paid his Excellency Don Pedro Ronquillo, Ambassador Extraordinary from the King of Spain: [as royal] bounty: clear of fees1500000
paid William Lover [as royal] bounty: clear [of fees]. "This money was paid by his Majesty's special order under the name of the said Lover"25000
1689, August 29,paid Mr. John Lee [as royal] bounty: paid fees [hereon]5000
August 30,paid William Fanshaw [as royal] bounty: paid fees [hereon]5000
August 31,paid George Walker, clerk, [as royal] bounty: clear [of fees]500000
paid Major Joseph Strode [as royal] bounty: paid fees [hereon]: [the fees] to be put to the King's account20000
paid John, Archbishop of Tuam in the kingdom of Ireland: paid fees [hereon]: to be put to the King's account20000
Sept. 5,paid Thomas, Lord Morley and Mounteagle [as royal] bounty: paid fees [hereon]10000
paid Thomas, Lord Willoughby of Parham [as royal] bounty: paid fees [hereon]10000
paid to the King: paid fees: per Harrison50000
Sept. 6,paid Anne Fitzharris, widow, on her allowance of 30s. per week commencing the present current week: clear [of fees]: [and is] for 34 weeks by advance5100
paid Daniel, Earl of Nottingham, in further part of 20,000l. for the purchase of his house, gardens and lands within the walls lying and being at Kensington: clear [of fees]300000
paid John Dwyre on his allowance of 2s. a day for 39 days commencing 29 July last to date hereof: clear [of fees]3180
paid Robert, Earl of Lindsey, Lord Great Chamberlain, for satisfaction and in lieu of the goods and furniture in his Majesty's bedchamber on the day of his Coronation, being due to his Lordship: clear [of fees]26000
Sept. 9,paid Lord Melvill100000
Sept. 10,paid William Lowndes in part of the charges of passing under the great seal 76 commissions and one Proclamation: clear of fees40000
Sept. 12,paid Nich[olas] Estoll on his annuity of 50l.: for one year ended at —: paid fees [hereon]5000
1689, Sept. 11,paid the King: paid fees [hereon]50000
Sept. 12,paid David Cairnes, Esq., for the use and service of Ireland: clear5000
Sept. 13,paid Stephen Evance for himself and Aldermen Joseph Herne, being for commission and brokerage of exchange of 2 per cent. for 34,781l. 5s. 0d. remitted by him and the said Alderman to Hamburg for the King of Denmark: clear [of fees]695126
paid William Lowndes in full of the charges of passing under the great seal 76 commissions and one Proclamation: and completes 675l.: clear [of fees]27500
Sept. 16,paid Thomas Plume, Doctor in Divinity, vicar of Greenwich: in lieu of titles of Greenwich Park for one year ended at Michaelmas "last": clear [of fees]500
Sept. 18,paid Richard Wood, Esq., for and towards the contingent expenses of Ireland: clear [of fees]4000
paid Geo. Walker, clerk, for and towards the contingent expenses of Ireland: clear [of fees]19500
Sept. 19,paid to the King, per Harrison: paid fees [hereon]50000
Sept. 20,paid Phillip Ryley in further payment of 311l. 8s. 0d. for several reparations made and to be made in the Middle Park at Hampton Court10000
paid Dr. Titus Otes on his allowance of 10l. per week for 4 weeks commencing the 13th inst. to 11 October next: clear [of fees]4000
paid Theobald Bourgh, for and towards the contingent expenses of Ireland: clear [of fees]1000
Sept. 21,paid William Lowndes for charge of a privy seal for appointing Receivers of the 12d. per £ Aid: clear [of fees]2156
Sept. 24,paid Dame Mary, Viscountess Mountjoy [as royal] bounty: clear [of fees]20000
Sept. 25,paid to the King: per Harrison: paid fees [hereon]50000
1689, Sept. 25,paid Lieut. Robert Phillips for the contingent expenses in the service of Ireland: clear [of fees]5000
paid Major Owen Vaughan: for ditto: clear [of fee]4000
Sept. 26,paid William Vice by way of reward and in consideration of his pains and charges in going express from Liverpool to Major General Kirke at Derry in Ireland and by him sent back to the Duke of Schonbergh at London: clear [of fees]3000
paid Rudolf Kein for the use and service of his Majesty: clear100000
Sept. 27,paid Thomas Silver and Thomas Dodge, two of their Majesties' gunners: [as royal] bounty for and in consideration of the service, pains and hazard of them and other gunners in blowing up houses to extinguish 2 fires viz. one that happened at Wappen [Wapping] the 24th of March last and the other in Mincing Lane: clear [of fees]3000
paid John Webb on account of money due to him for corn for the fowl in St. James's Park and for several other things done by him there: paid fees [hereon]5000
paid the Rt. noble Mary, Duchess of Bucks, for half a year to Lady day last on her allowance of 1200l. per an. [as royal] bounty: paid fees hereon60000
Sept. 28,paid William Fanshaw, Esq., for a fortnight ended this day on his allowance of 40s. a week: clear [of fees]400
paid Henry Powle, Speaker of the House of Commons for 28 days from August 5 last to September 2 inst. on his allowance of 5l. a day: per George Crips: clear [of fees]14000
paid Anne, Countess of Newbrugh [Newbury] for one year's rent of Bagshot to Lady day last: clear [of fees]10000
paid Robert Squibb in full of so much paid by him to several officers on passing his Majesty's warrants and other warrants and for Exchequer fees on moneys received for secret service from 20 August to 29 September in the name of William Jephson and [on] 20,000l. [received] by Mr. Vander Esch136226
36,718156
1689, Sept. 29,remains to balance this account19527
£38,6712
18 November, 1689, examined by Lord Delamer.
This account was closed 29 September, 1689, and was signed and allowed by his Majesty at Kensington the 20th day of November, 1689.

Footnotes

1 The phrase "paid fees" which occurs regularly in Jephson's ledger is to be understood as meaning that the recipient or payee paid the fees demanded by Jephson. When Jephson writes "clear" the phrase means that by the King's instructions or by Treasury instructions he did not exact his own fees from the payee. He was recouped later by an omnibus allowance from the Treasury.
But Jephson's fees are not to be understood as Exchequer fees.
On moneys issued to him at the Exchequer for Secret Service he paid 6d. usually in the £ to the Teller, as for the Exchequer Clerks. In his turn he would try to get back as much of this as possible from the various individuals to whom he paid or distributed the money by the King's command or by the Lord Treasurer's warrant.
But purely eleemosynary payments of bounty generally went free of fees and accordingly are entered as "clear of fees".
In other special cases the King himself paid or was debited with the fees. At the conclusion of each periodic account or settlement the discrepancy of fee payments (by Jephson to the Exchequer) and fee receipts (by Jephson from the recipient) was levelled by a balancing entry.
Another technical explanation is perhaps necessary to make these Secret Service payments understandable.
The phrase paid per or paid by is an abbreviation of the formal Latin entry of earlier days per manus "paid by the hands of" which simply means paid to x.y. as the accredited attorney of the actual beneficary or payee.
2 The Duty on French linens was imposed by the Act 1 James II c. 5, for the period from 1 July 1685 to 1 July 1690: so that at the time of this entry the Duty was still producing revenue.