Trinity House Sends a Thank You Gift
Trinity House Court Minute:
“A Captain of a ship is desired to buy two quarter casks of good Canary for the Company, as a present to Sir George Oxenden, in respect of the great love he has shown to the poor of the Corporation, and also to send him six pots with anchovies, olives and caviare.”
Trinity House’s Ballastage Income used to reward fugitive companion of Charles II
Charles II granted to Colonel Carlos [William Careless], as a reward for services performed, the sum of £3,000 per annum from Ballastage. The Corporation resisted this grant as an infringement of their rights.
The grant to Colonel Carlos was annulled and a fresh grant was made to the Corporation on 18 July 1675; the proceeds from Ballastage to be applied to the relief of decayed seamen, their wives, widows and orphans, subject to an annual payment of 1,000 marks to Colonel Carlos for the residue term of thirty-one years.