Calendar of State Papers Charles II

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Calendar of State Papers Charles II 1662

Calendar of State Papers Charles II 01 Jul 1662

01 Jul 1662. 6. Woolwich. 6. Wm. Hughes to the Same [Navy Commissioners]. Mr. Dering’s cable is unfit for Woolwich. service. [Adm. Paper.]

Calendar of State Papers Charles II 18 Aug 1662

1662 Montagu Chomeley Duel

18 Aug 1662. 59. —— to [Lord Conway]. Welcomes him to Dublin. Hopes he has received the tender of his brother Dering’s service. The Doctors are both at Tunbridge, and are going to Italy. The writer’s cousin, Hugh Cholmley (30), has fought a duel with Edw. Montague (27), without harm, and Hen. Jermyn (26) and Giles Rawlins against one of the Howards (31) and Lord Dillon’s son; it was fought in St. James’s Fields, Pall Mall,at 11am. Rawlins is slain, Jermyn wounded, and the other two fled. The King intends to proclaim Tangiers a free port for five years. The London ministers who will not conform have parted from their congregations with great temper. Damaged.

Calendar of State Papers Charles II 05 Sep 1662

05 Sep 1662. 22. Tender by E. Dering of tar, plank, &c, for the King’s service. [Adm. Paper.]

Calendar of State Papers Charles II 1664

Calendar of State Papers Charles II 1665

Calendar of State Papers Charles II 1666

Calendar of State Papers Charles II 1667

Calendar of State Papers Charles II Jul 1667

Calendar of State Papers Charles II Jul 15 Jul 1667

15 Jul 1667. 127. Thos. Pointer to Sam. Pepys. Arrival of ships. The Swallow is leaky, and the company being unwilling to go to sea in her present condition, Mr. Blaydes will go aboard to stop the leak if possible. The garrison is to receive the gunners’ stores of the Little Victory, Hopes they will order the victualler’s agent to receive her provisions, for disposal to the Hampshire. Capt. Hogg has brought in a great prize, laden with Canary wine ; also Capt. Reeves of the Panther, and the Fanfan, whose commander is slain, have come in with their prizes. [Adm. Paper.]

Diary of Samuel Pepys 17 July 1667. 17 Jul 1667. So to Mr. Burges to as little. There to the Hall and talked with Mrs. Michell, who begins to tire me about doing something for her elder son, which I am willing to do, but know not what. Thence to White Hall again, and thence away, and took up my wife at Unthanke's, and left her at the 'Change, and so I to Bennet's to take up a bill for the last silk I had for my vest and coat, which I owe them for, and so to the Excise Office, and there did a little business, and so to Temple Bar and staid at my bookseller's till my wife calls me, and so home, where I am saluted with the news of Hogg's bringing a rich Canary prize to Hull:1 and Sir W. Batten (66) do offer me £1000 down for my particular share, beside Sir Richard Ford's (53) part, which do tempt me; but yet I would not take it, but will stand and fall with the company. He and two more, the Panther and Fanfan, did enter into consortship; and so they have all brought in each a prize, though ours worth as much as both theirs, and more. However, it will be well worth having, God be thanked for it! This news makes us all very glad. I at Sir W. Batten's (66) did hear the particulars of it; and there for joy he did give the company that were there a bottle or two of his own last year's wine, growing at Walthamstow, than which the whole company said they never drank better foreign wine in their lives.
Note 1. Thomas Pointer to Samuel Pepys (Hull, July 15th): "Capt. Hogg has brought in a great prize laden with Canary wine; also Capt. Reeves of the 'Panther,' and the 'Fanfan,' whose commander is slain, have come in with their prizes" (Calendar of State Papers, 1667, p. 298).

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Calendar of State Papers Charles II 1668 1669

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Calendar of State Papers Charles II 1668 1669 Undated Papers 1

Answer of Thos. Yeabsley and John Lanyon to the information of Rich. Mitchell and Isaac Burton, vindicating themselves from any design to defraud the King, in reference to the freighting of the ship Tiger. [lbid. No. 171.]

Diary of Samuel Pepys 30 November 1668. 30 Nov 1668. Up betimes, and with W. Hewer (26), who is my guard, to White Hall, to a Committee of Tangier, where the business of Mr. Lanyon1 took up all the morning; and where, poor man! he did manage his business with so much folly, and ill fortune to boot, that the Board, before his coming in, inclining, of their own accord, to lay his cause aside, and leave it to the law, but he pressed that we would hear it, and it ended to the making him appear a very knave, as well as it did to me a fool also, which I was sorry for.
Thence by water, Mr. Povy (54), Creed, and I, to Arundel House, and there I did see them choosing their Council, it being St. Andrew's-day; and I had his Cross2 set on my hat, as the rest had, and cost me 2s., and so leaving them I away by coach home to dinner, and my wife, after dinner, went the first time abroad to take the maidenhead of her coach, calling on Roger Pepys (51), and visiting Mrs. Creed, and my cozen Turner, while I at home all the afternoon and evening, very busy and doing much work, to my great content.
Home at night, and there comes Mrs. Turner (45) and Betty to see us, and supped with us, and I shewed them a cold civility for fear of troubling my wife, and after supper, they being gone, we to bed. Thus ended this month, with very good content, that hath been the most sad to my heart and the most expenseful to my purse on things of pleasure, having furnished my wife's closet and the best chamber, and a coach and horses, that ever I yet knew in the world: and do put me into the greatest condition of outward state that ever I was in, or hoped ever to be, or desired: and this at a time when we do daily expect great changes in this Office: and by all reports we must, all of us, turn out. But my eyes are come to that condition that I am not able to work: and therefore that, and my wife's desire, make me have no manner of trouble in my thoughts about it. So God do his will in it!
Note 1. John Lanyon, agent of the Navy Commissioners at Plymouth. The cause of complaint appears to have been connected with his contract for Tangier. In 1668 a charge was made against Lanyon and Thomas Yeabsley that they had defrauded the King (38) in the freighting of the ship "Tiger" ("Calendar of State Papers", 1668-69, p. 138).
Note 2. The cross of St. Andrew, like that of St. Patrick, is a saltire. The two, combined with the red cross of St. George, form the Union flag.

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Calendar of State Papers Charles II 1670

Calendar of State Papers Charles II 30 Sep 1670

26 Oct 1670. Chatham. Wm. Rand and Ph. Pett to Sir Jer. Smith and Sam. Pepys (37). We send a copy of Sir Wm. Batten’s account, but that wherein Commissioner Pett (69) and Capt. Taylor made that extravagant allowance to themselves is in Mr. Shales’ hands, who also had copies of the documents enclosed, they being letters of more than ordinary importance. We hope Commissioner Cox will be at the Council, and Capt. Brooke and Mr. Mynors waiting upon him, which will make a sufficient number to appear on the chest’s behalf. We cannot send the letters which passed between the Board and our supervisors, they being committed to a chest with 5 locks, whose keys are distributed amongst so many persons that they cannot be readily collected; but we conceive there will be no need of them, the case being so evident by the accounts. [S.P. Dom., Car. IT. 286, No. 64.]

In 1666. John Hayls Painter 1600-1679. Portrait of Samuel Pepys Diarist 1633-1703. See Diary of Samuel Pepys 14 February 1666, Diary of Samuel Pepys 17 March 1666, Diary of Samuel Pepys 23 March 1666, Diary of Samuel Pepys 28 March 1666, Diary of Samuel Pepys 30 March 1666, Diary of Samuel Pepys 04 April 1666, Diary of Samuel Pepys 06 April 1666, Diary of Samuel Pepys 11 April 1666, Diary of Samuel Pepys 20 April 1666, Diary of Samuel Pepys 16 May 1666.In 1689 Godfrey Kneller Painter 1646-1723. Portrait of Samuel Pepys Diarist 1633-1703.

01 Dec 1670. Certificate by Capt. Silas Taylor (46), that Christopher Goodale, master of the Good Hope flyboat, who was employed by Wm. Wood to transport masts from Harwich to Portsmouth, had some twice-laid rope and 3-inch plank out of the stores at Harwich, which he has not redelivered, according to promise. With note that the Board remitted him the rope, Justice Wood having urged that a greater quantity of his own was expended about the masts. ([Jbid. No. 175.]

01 Dec 1670. Navy Office. Certificate by Joseph Smith, that Capt. John Shales, purser of the Princess, has no account standing out for provisions, moneys, or stores committed to his charge. [Jbid. No. 177.]

30 Sep 1670. [Unknown] to the Navy Commissioners. We have noticed a paper on the Treasury Office door in Broad Street, that all seamen who were discharged before Dec. 1665 are to bring in their tickets this day, and that only they, their wives, brothers, or sisters, are to attend to receive the money, otherwise the tickets will be detained and the persons punished. Such limitations have often been published to small purpose, and it is well known that, notwithstanding such provisoes, much water goes beside the mill. The paper so affixed on the doors will serve only to adopt your clerks and others to be wives, brethren, and sisters of the persons to whom such tickets belong as shall be brought in, and from 5s. to 8s. in the pound will still be paid as formerly on such tickets, as you and the authors of such restrictions know.
What is it to you, or what prejudice is it to the nation, if you pay to such as present them, provided they give security that the seamen who did the service shall never demand the money for them? You may be sure they did not part with their tickets without some consideration, and if it was only 10s. in the pound, they who pleasured them ran a great adventure as to their own interest, and showed more charity than those who cry out against them and make laws to afflict them, to which end the inquisition [Committee of Accounts] at Brooke House was erected, and the money spent by those Commissioners would have paid many a poor man’s ticket. We know several that have at small rates supplied the seamen in their necessities, and some who have accommodated their friends, in whose hands they left their concerns while again at sea, without 1s. profit, and who are yet unpaid, because they will not allow 5s. or 6s. in the pound on the amount by them disbursed for little or no profit.
We have heard many seamen wish they had allowed 10s., or a noble in the pound at first, to have had ready money. You may notice that for years your clerks could not honestly have lived at the rate they do upon their salaries.
We hear that many great ships have to be provided by the spring, but where are your men? or if they were all before you, what encouragement have they to go, or to show themselves valiant, when they have but small hopes of receiving their pay on their return now, when they were so shamefully neglected at the first engagement, when above two millions were ordered for the service? And what encouragement have their friends to supply them again, who have suffered so deeply for pleasuring them before? As we see and know more than you do, we advise you to pay all the arrears, whoever brings the tickets, provided they be known persons, or give security that the owners of the tickets shall not demand it again. Noted as picked up in the Navy Office by Capt. Shales, and delivered by him to Lord B[rouncker] (50), then in the office, 4 Oct. [14 pages. S.P. Dom., Car. IT. 285, No. 154.]

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