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self or some other experienced officer to he appointed to prevent the
growth of tobacco in England, «fec. Without date, but it relates
occurrences up to Dec. 1693. 4 leaves.

24. Affidavits as to the state of the debts in connexion with the
post office in Ireland, sworn in April, June, and July 1694. One



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of the papers gives an account of the particular circumstances of
each of tlie post officers indebted. George Warburton makes the
affidavit. .5 2^ages (3 are double).

[? 1693 2.5. Petition of William Morris, master apothecary, to the Lords

or 1694.] of their Majesties' Treasury, showing tliat he had served in Ireland

as a master apothecary and in the last year's campaign in Flanders :

praying for payment for his services to enable him to equip himself

for the next year's service in Flanders. Without date.

Minuted: — " Referred to my L. Ranelagh & Mr. Blathwayt."
1 jjflf/e.

[? 1694.] 26. Petition of Thomas Duppa, Esq., and Phillippa Croke, widow,
executors of Sir Thomas Duppa, Knight, deceased, showing that
Sir Thomas, being sub-collector of the tenths for the diocese of
Exeter in the year 1688, had employed one Francis Blight under
him, who, upon His Majesty's landing in the west, went off with
439Z. 9s. 2d. : praying for the completion of a warrant for the
discharge of that debt.

Accompanied by — •

(1.) The case of Sir Thomas Duppa, setting out the same matter
more fully, in which it states that " the Prince of Orange's landing
about Exeter made the said Blight runn out of his countrey into
King James' armie about Sarum, and declare himself a papist, and
soe ruined himself."

(2.) Certificate of what was due in the Treasurer of the Chambers
office, to the above Sir Thomas, as gentleman usher, daily- waiter
and black-rod. Dated 20 Jan. 1693. 2^ pages.

[1694.] 27. Eepresentation of Col. Luke LiUingston, colonel of a regiment

of foot, showing that the regiment was lately employed in the
West India expedition, and had orders to recruit and clothe, which
was nearly accomplished ; but it was found there was a great debt
on the ott'-reckonings, which was mostly contracted for the West
India service : praying directions for satisfying tlie undertakers, so
that new clothing might be fortliwith furnished, and that an inquiry
might be made into the late clothing. [Not dated, but 1694 by
comparison with other papers.]

Accompanied by " The present state and condition of Coll. Lil-
lington's regiment, late Coll. Foulk's, with respect to their off-
reckonings." 2 fages.

[? 1694.] 28. Petition of Laurence Braddon to the Lords of the Treasury
showing that he had been illegally prosecuted and fined 2,000Z., and
imprisoned till His Majesty's arrival ; praying them to recommend
him to be " register or chief clerk, and solicitor to their Majesties'
Comm'"'' for licencing and regulating hackney coaches." Without
date, but the Act for hackney coaches took effect in 1694.

Minuted, : — " To bee register & soUicitor to hackney coaches."
1 p>(^g6.



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29. " A breife of the principall matters contained in severall
papei's delivered by My Robert Makeroll to James Vernon, Esq.,
relating to Mr. Carlton's trade with France."

There were 15 papers, of which this is the abstract.

Accompanied by what appears to have been a docquet relating to
the above, and to some other papers, commencing as follows : —

" Two of these papers contain ye informations of J^° Sinckler,
late master of y<= George of Belfast, and of John Babe of Dublin,
Gent., and y^ aforesd Jn° Sinckler, sworn before y« Rt Hon^'le
Sir Jn° Houblon, ye 12*1' Qf j^-pj- 1094," viz., as to goods consigned
by Mr. Daniel Butts to Mr. Chr. Carlton, then a collector of Cork,
but afterwards Com"^ of Revenue in Ireland, without payment of
customs. Without date, but from other papers it would appear to
belong to 1694. S^ pages.

1694. 30. An accompt of purchase deeds and acquittances from several

tenants, produced to Robert Gilliver, Gent., messenger of Her
Majest3''s land revenue, v/ho was authorized to receive for Her
Majesty's use several arrears of fee-farm and other rents, mentioned
in sundry schedules annexed.

The schedules are arranged in column.

Docquetted : — " Com. Ebor. Mr. Gilliver's acco* of what rents are
good & bad in the a^ county, returned to him as due to the Crowne
at Michas 1694." 11 2Mges (brief size).

1694. 31- " Establishm* of y'' Flanders Trayn, 1694, reduced one-fourth


Showing the pay of the various persons engaged by the day, by
the week, and by the month.

Also an abstract of the pay of the Flanders train, 1694. 3
fages, in a had state of decay.

1694. 32- " Excise Office, London. The amo* of the vinegar vouchers

for London, from 24 July 1G89 to 24 June 1694, according to the
rates which have been paid by the vinegar makers and others for
the several sorts of vinegar under-mentioned."

A similar paper, " computing the vinegar, beer, and native vinegar,
past or resting on foreign rape, at the rate of foreign vinegar ;
without any allow^e for the duties paid before the said vinegar was
put upon the rape " for the saD:ie period.

[Rape wine, a sort of small wine, made of rape or stalks of
grapes.' — Bailey's Diet.'] 4 large pages.

r? 1694.1 33- Two petitions, one to the Lords of the Treasury, and the

other to His Majesty, from John Carpenter, clerk, who was chaplain
to two Dutch regiments in Ireland, and had not received his pay.

At the foot of that to His Majesty (which is a copy) there is an
order that the officers should state their account by the clerk of
" Vander Ess,'' and obhge him to pay what was due. Dated 20 Mar

Also an answer to the petition. 3 pages.




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or later.]

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.34. Petition to Ralpli Earl of Montagu, to the King, setting forth
that tlie Lord Preston, wlio was attainted of high treason, owed him
1,360^., and that he had been promised it should be paid out of the
rents of his estates ; praying that payment miglit be made in such
manner as was drawn up in a warrant ready for the King's sig-

The copy of the warrant, and a letter of the Earl to the Lord
Godolphiu, pressing hinr to get Her Majesty to sign the warrant.
Holograph. Dated [Ju]ne 12, '94. oh pages.

.So. Petition of Peter Fauconier and partners to tlie Lords of the
Treasury, allowing that they had clothed several regiments, and,
in addition, had advanced a loan, but only received tallies u])(in the
first 4s. aid for the money lent, and none lor the debt ; praying
payment of the tallies in money, &c.

Without date. [The 4.s. in the pound granted 4 & -5 Will. & Mar.]

1 piage.

36. Petition of John Cressett, of the Inner Temple, London,
councillor at law, addre.ssed to the King, praying to be appointed a
Commissioner for the regulation of hackney coachmen, the House
of Commons having addressed the King; to remove three of the
Com^s from their places.

Accomjoanied by the petition of the hackney coachmen, licensed
by virtue of a late Act of Parliament to drive for hire within the
Bills of Mortality, urging the appointment of the said John Cressett.
Numerously signed, and the signatures are remarkably fine.

Undated. [The Act referred to was in 5 & Will. & Mar.]

2 pages.

37. Memorial of Col. Hugh Windham to the Lords of the
Treasury, moving their Lordships, as he had become responsible for
\,'MOl. for clothing, to order him that amount upon account of the
off-reckonings of his regiment of horse for the year 1694, many of
the private men having fallen at the battle of Landen, and their
clothes, &c. being lost. Without date. 1 page.

38. A proposal for the rectifying a mistake in the late Act for
laying an imposition upon East India goods ; the laying a further
duty on French goods, the encouragement of seizers and takers of
prize goods, and for raising moi'e money upon merchandise for their
Majesties' supply. Without date ; but it was after 4 & 5 Will & Mar.,
when the Act for the French goods was passed, and before the death
of Queen Mary. 2 pages.

39. Petition of Ann Jeph.son to the King, showing that Samuel
Hastwell, her late husband, had sustained great loss by the devas-
tation of his woods, and burning of his houses near the city of
Limerick, and during the late siege there ; and afterwards by the
demolition of his mansion or castle, called Castle Connell, by His
Maje.sty's express orders ; and that he had preferred a petition for



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i-ecompence of his loss, amounting to 2,000?. He was afterwards
killed at the lattle of Landen, leaving five children. She prays that
her then husband, William Jephson, who was tenant of the late
forfeited lands in Muskeriy, in the county of Cork, might continue
tenant, and detain the rents in trust for the petitioner and her chil-
dren. Without date, but after 1G93, from the battle of Landen.
1 page.

[? lG!)-t or 40. Establishment of the Commission of hackney coaches, showing
109.5.] the names of the various officers and their salaries.

Accompanied by another similar papei-. Both are signed by tlie
[Commissioners]. Without date, but the Hackney Coach Act passed
in 1094. 2 pages.

[? About 41. Another similar paper, /(cached ; — " The establishment of the
1G94.] uiidor officers thought fit to be imployed in the Hackney Coach
Office, as 'twas delivered in to the Lords Com^s of His Ma*'''^ Trea-
sury, commenced at Christmas last, by the Comi'*^ appointed for
lycensing & regulating hackney coaches & stage coaches."
Undated. 1 page.

[Perhaps 42. Report, signed Cha^ Montague and J. Smith, to [His] Majesty,

J 094 on two petitions relating to a pension of 300/. per aim. granted to

or 1 095.] Lieut.-Col. Vaughan out of the Royal Oak Lottery, viz., as to whether

the same was assigned to his creditors ; finding that 300^. ^Jt-r ann.

had been granted in payment of 3,050?. due to him, &c., but ex-

pi'essing uncertainty as to its assignment. Without date. [Chas.

Montague and J. Smith were first conjoined as Lords of the Treasury

in 1094; it may bo later]. 1 page.

[?ir)94 or 43. Petition of John Phelijjs, Esq., one of the seven auditoa-s of
1C95.] the Revenue, addressed to the Lords of the Treasury, complain-
ing that he had received no part of his .salary of 200?. a year for
1.5 j'ears and a half, and a fee of 20^. jjer ann. was in arrear for 10
years and three quarters at Lady Day 1094, praying for payment.

Accompanied by copy of letters patent granting the salaries of
the auditors of the revenues, another petition, and certificate
relating thereto. 1 pages.

r? 1094 or 44. A memorandum relating to the transport debt, towards aatis-
1695.] fying which, certain duties were granted in the sessions held in
November 1094, proposing that the duties might be paid to Wm.
Bloome, one of the clerks of the transport office. 1 jX(^e.

[1694.1 4-5- Petition of Margaret Maurice, relict of Dr. Maurice, late

Dean of Londonderry, to the Queen, showing that on the death of
her husband she was wholly ruined by His Majesty giving the whole
year's profits of that deanery to another ; her husband had main-
tained 50 men at his own charge, in defence of the Protestants, and
conveyed all his parishioners, with their provisions, to the stores
at Londonderry ; that his two sons and several relations and ser-
vants were starved in one room, in the siege ; that oOOl. were




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awarded by the Archbishop of Canterbury to the petitioner ; but
she had not been able to olatain relief; her estate was encumbered
with debt and lier children growing up without education, and she
herself confined for debts contracted in the King's service. She
had thus struggled for the last four years ; praying an order to the
Coma's of the copper mint to pay her the 5001.

Acconjpanied by another paper entitled : — " M.''^ Maurice's Case/'
which is there stated at greater length. In addition to the above
facts .she says that her husband was put to great charges in defend-
ing the Castle of Dungannon, &c.

Undated, but see another petition from her of 26 June 1694,
Vol. XXVIII. No. 57, also her husband died in 1690, and four years
had elapsed. 3 pages.

46. Petition of John Baskett to the Lords of " their Majt'es "
Ti'easury, showing that he was the first to serve the King with
parchment cartridges for the fleet ; praying to be appointed as a
commissioner, comptroller, or receiver of the duty on paper, &c.

Undated, but the Act for duties on vellum paper, &c. was 5 & 6
Will. & Mar. c. 21. (1 694). 1 ^jaf/e.

47. Petition of William Story to the Lords of " their Mat'^s "
Treasury, showing tliat he and his deceased brother had been
keepei's and feeders of the birds and beasts in St. James's Park
ever since the Restoration, at 20Z. per ann., having the charge of
provisions, and that he had received nothing for the keeping and I'eed-
ing of them since their Majesties' accession; 511?. Qs. \ld. being
due ; praying an order for payment.

Undated, but addressed to their Majesties.

[In the Letter Book, vol. 9, p. 7, mention is made of 200Z. ordered
by the Lords of the Treasury to be paid by the paymaster of the
works in full satisfaction of all his demands for keeping the same
birds and beasts from 31 March 1687 to 30 Sept. 1694. The letter
is dated 7 June 1695.] 1 page.

48. Copy of the " habendum " clause of a deed granting a parcel
of ground to Sij.^.ohn Somers, Thomas Duke of Leeds, and divers
other persons of distinction, to the intent that the premises should
be converted and em])loyed for the use and service of an hospital ;
and further showing that as soon as the buildings were finislied the
King would establish a corporation for the government of the hos-
pital, which from the indorsement, appears to be Greenwich.

? About 1694. The hospital then instituted. 1 jKige.

49. Proposals of Abel Slaney and Daniel Barton for making half-
pence and farthings of English fine copper for seven years.

Undated ; but mention of their Majesties and Abel Slaney occurs
in the Letter Book of that year. 1 page.

50. Petition of Charles Chetwj'nd, Gent., to the Lords of " their
Males'' Treasury, showing that by taking away the court held
before the President of Wales, he lost in offices held for life 2001.
per ann. ; that Col. Herbert made him deputy auditor of Wales,




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but tlie profits -were very little except at the Michaelmas audit, he
had been at gi-eat expense to fit an oftice for the records and to en-
gross the seizure rolls ; when tlie collector went for Ireland he
advanced a considerable sum, to be repaid on his account ; but he
was unfortunately killed in their Majesties' service in Ireland ;
praying to be continued in the ofiice till after the audit.

Minuted : — " It is probaljle yo King will be pleased to app* an
auditor very suddainly."

Also Mr. Chetwind's answer to Mr. Brereton's paper, addressed to
the Lords of the Treasury, as to his (Mr. Chetwind's) threat to stop
the quietus of Mr. Robinson, the sheriff, and as to his meddling in
the sale of certain horsas by officers of the militia.

Both undated ; but Chetwynd was deputy auditor in 1694. See
Letter Booh, vol. 8, p. 22.5, and was removed from that place on IS
May 1694. See ih., p. 237. 2 pages.

[Between 51. A paper indorsed thus, — " Concerning the diff'erenee between

1689 and the Com" in Staffordshire." It seems to be the reply of some one

1695.] of the ComJ^^, perhaps for the collection of a subsidy, to a charge

made against them of creating a " disturbance " in carrying out

their commission.

"Without date, but in the reign of " their Majesties." 2 pacjes.

[Between 52. Petition of the Chapter of the Collegiate Church of the
1689 and Blessed Virgin Mary of Southwell, in the county of NoUingham,
1695.] setting forth their desire to establish a lecture or afternoon service,
for the benefit of the large parish of Southwell ; praying that some
trees, not of use for naval stores, in the neighbouring forest of
Sherwood, to the value of 500?. might be given them, with the
view of providing a fund for the same lecture. Without date, but
addressed to the King and Queen.

Also a memorandum. 1 page and a half and a few lines.

[Between 53. Petition of John Granger, a tide-waiter upon the "70 list," at
1689 and their Majesties' Custom house in the port of London ; praying to be
1695.] put into the place of tidewaiter in fee at the Custom Without
date, but " their Majesties " mentioned.

Minuted : — " To bee preferred in course, according to the rule."
1 page {quarto).

[Between 54. Petition by John Claypoole, son-in-law to Mi'. John H-eard,
1689 and purveyor of butchers' meat to their Majesties, praying for a landing-
1695.J waiter's place. Without date. ^ page {quarto).

r ? Before 55. Petition of John Clarke, son-in law to Major Richard Irwin,
1695.1 who was sewer to the late King Charles the Second, addressed to
the Lords of " their Maf^"^ " Treasury, showing that he was em-
ployed in the Custom house as a tidewaiter in the port of London,
and by the interest of his friends, was to be moved to a deputy
waitership, but rather than comply with the Test laws withdrew to
Holland ; praying then to be appointed.
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[Before 5G. A paper docquetted : — "Abstract of the laws relating to the

16!).').] Plantation Trade." It relates to laws passed between the 12th and

23rd of Charles II. It was probably drawn out towai-ds the year

1695, as it refers to the 4th and 5th years of their present Majesties'

reign, 1-^ pages.

[Before 57. Petition of the artificers and others belonging to the office of

1G95.] Ordnance to the lords of " i/(eir Tl/a''^* " Treasury, (with numerous
signatures) showing that they had readily supplied stores for two or
three years at cheaper I'ates than were ever known, in hopes of being
well and duly paid, but instead were obliged to accept tallies on
two-thirds of the Excise after 900,000^., and upon three-fourths of
the Customs, for which as yet there was no fund, and on the land-
tax after 1,877,374^., which it was presumed it would not reach ; so
that the tallies were of no use to them ; they had petitioned the
House of Commons to have their debts secured upon two-thirds of
the Excise, but as the application should have come from their
lordships, they prayed them to move the House that their debts
might be secured on the two-thirds of Excise and three-fourths
of the Customs.
Undated. 1 page.

[Before 58. Petition of James Barston, William Knight, and Thomas

1G95.] Harper, in behalf of themselves and other the manufacturers of
jiainted eartlienwares, addressed t(3 the lords of " their Maf'"^''
Treasury, referring to a statute of 3 Edw. IV., relating to those
wares, a complaint of the potters in 1670, and a proclamation
thereon, and to an order in council of 12 Feb. 1C85, for the seizure
of those wares imported ; on which divers seizures were made ;
showing that although the manufacturers had made sufEcient to
serve the market, and as good as could be imjjorted, yet Samuel
Eyre and John Bowles, had procured a letter to import certain
delph red wares, or counterfeit china wares, and gaily tiles, and three
others had combined with them to monopolize an unlawful trade to
the ruin of the pot makers and prejudice of the pot sellers ; praying
their lordships to give order to the Commissioners of Customs to
carry out the law, &c., as a considerable parcel of such wares was
then seized.

This is a draft in Mr. Lowndes' handwriting.

[There is apparently nothing about it in the Minute or Letter

Undated. 1 ^ja^e.

[Before 59. Petition of Edward Proger, Esq., Keeper of their Majesties'

1695,] Middle Park at Hampton Court, for payment of 365?. 16s. O^cl,
expended for their Majesties' service there.

Minuted : — " To be paid out of three-fourths Customs,"
Without date, but the service rendered for their Majesties. 1 page



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[Before 60. Petition of Wm. Herbert of Market St. in tlie county of

1695.] Bedford, shoemaker, to the lords of their Majesties' Treasury;
showing that he had apprehended one Thomas Knowles, a notorious
highwayman, in pursuance of a proclamation of the 1 3th Sept.
previous, praying payment of 40Z. for that service, as the profits of the
county Avere not sufficient to pay the sheriff's ordinary accounts.

Without date, but addressed to the Lords of ilieir Majesties'
Treasury. The act encouraging the apprehension of highwaymen
was passed in 1G92, 4 Will, and Mar. c. 8.

Minuted : — " A warr* to be prepar'd." 1 page.

[Before 61. Petition of Benjarain Mathew, Receiver of the Land Tax for the

1695.] county of Northampton, addressed to the Lords of their Majesties'
Treasury, showing that he had been receiver of the first six month.?'
tax, the 3s. tax, and of the present 12 months' tax ; praying that
he might not for the future be discouraged by such an impediment
as a partner.

Minuted : — ■" M^' Mathewe's _ to be alone Receiver of North-
amptonshire.''' 1 page.

[Before 62. Petition of Robert Mackarrell, merchant, to the Lords of " their

1693.] Mats " Treasury, showing that he had already, by several petitions set
forth his deplorable circumstances in having in his escape with his
family and effects from France, his ships seized in Ireland as French,
which were restored on account of 2,000Z. due to him for transport
service ; that he had been a witness upon complaints against Mr.
Carleton, one of the Coma's of Revenue ; but the Com''s would not
admit the production of p]'oper proofs ; praying that he might have
a copjf of their report in order to set himself right with their
Lordships. 1 page.

[? Before 63. Petition of Sir William Rooke, Knfc., to the Lords of " their
1695.] Maties Treasury," showing that he was appointed by King James II.,
High Sheriff of Kent, and Mr. Tho. Dauling, late of Westerham,
was lais under-sheriff; who had received the moneys of that office
and absconded ; whereby the sheriff had to pay to their present
Majesties 278^. 14s. bd., besides fees, &c. ; praying a lease of the
said under-sheriff's lands, which had been extended, until he was

Minuted : — " R. to Mr. Lowndes, to enquire into the truth of the
allegacons and state the case." 1 ixoge.

[Before 64. Petition of Simon Morse, receiver of the outward Customs in

1695.] the port of London, to the Com's of "their Males'' Treasury, com-
plaining that he was not put into the next best employment, that
fell vacant, according to promise ; and that he had been forced (to
avoid delay) to employ two assistants at 20 or 25^. jjar aim. and
many times to stay till 5 or 6 o'clock in the afternoon, to examine
the warrants ; that with losses by bad money and the taxes lie had
scarce iOl. pier mm., his salary being but 801., and that he had spent

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7 or 800/. more tlian lie had received ; praying to be appointed as
Customer of tlie Clotli Customs. Undated. ] ^Kt^e.

[? Before 6-5. Petition of Edmund Prideaux, Henry Ustick and Matthew

1G!J5.] Remington, Esqrs,, to tlie Lords of "their ^lajestyes'" Treasurj^

praying tliem to give an ordei to tliem to proceed for the recovery of

money formerly levied upon dis.sentens, fee, according to Her Majesty's

order in Council. -^ puge.

[Before GO. Petition of John Jasper Stein, Secretary of the Prince of Wir-

IGI).?.] temberg, and of Peter Greve and Peter Fauconier, of London, mer-
chants.'to tlie Lords of " their Mat'i's " Treasury ; showing that the
two latter had made agreements for the clothing of the Danish
forces, by which Stein was to advance one moiety of 13,239/!., and
the other moiety on delivery of the same ; praying that they might
have tallies .struck upon such funds as the New Land Tax or Excise,
or such other sure bottom that the tallies might be made use of as
ready money. (Signed.) L'ndated. 1 jxiga.

[Before 67. Petition of Robert Russell, Esq., to the Lords of "f/te/r il/a-

1695,] jesfiev'" Treasury, praying for the place of King's waiter at the
Custom house, London. 1 2:)i([/e.

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