Entry Book: April 1661

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Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 1, 1660-1667. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1904.

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April 1661

Date. Nature and Substance of the Entry. Reference.
April 1 Treasurer Southampton to Thomas Warner, Sergeant at Arms attending the Lord Treasurer, to arrest Hans Matson, master of the ship "Hope," of Norway, and Martin Lustot, Peter Matson, Lawrence Bernson, and Thomas Earle for being concerned in the violence used against Benjamin Bungay, one of the searchers employed by the Customs Commissioners. Ibid, VIII. p. 227.
April 2 Money warrant for 10,000l. to the Navy Treasurer, in part of 135,000l.; for victuals, wages, &c. Ibid, XIV. p. 94.
Same, dormant for 50l. per an. to Timothy Clerke, doctor in physic, as by letters patent of Dec. 6 last. Ibid, p. 97.
April 3 Warrant from Treasurer Southampton to the Customs Commissioners to permit Sir John Shaw, by himself or deputy, to execute the duty of Receiver and Surveyor of the Navigation Act ("of all penalties, forfeitures, sum and sums of money ... due to His Majesty upon all and every the clauses and provisions mentioned in the Act of Navigation,") the said Sir John being the only person intended for the present execution of the said office, although the letters patent of Feb. 20 last for said office made said Sir John Shaw and Joseph Arch of London, or the longer liver of them to be said officer. Ibid, VIII. p. 228.
Same from same to same to take off the seizure of three small packets of threadbone lace, brought over to London instead of to Dover in the pacquet boat to the order of Thomas Smith of London. Ibid, pp. 229–30
Money warrant for 1,350l. to the Earl of St. Albans. 950l. thereof being disbursed by him for a ring sent by the King to the Count of Soissons, and 400l. delivered to _ Montague for his journey from Paris to the French Court. Ibid, XIV. p. 96.
Same for 235l. to Col. Charles Wheeler by tally on William Hobson out of part of the moneys in his hands arising out of the sales of Dean and Chapters' lands from 1657, Dec. 28 to 1659–60, March 23. Ibid.
Same for 1,000l. to John Denham, Surveyor General of Works, for an intended building of a throne and other necessary works against the Coronation. Ibid.
Same for the discharge of the baronet fee of 1,095l. each, due from Sir Jeffery Palmer: and from Robert Duer, of Exhall, co. Herts. Ibid, p. 97.
Same for 500l. to Sir William St. Ravy and John Carey, being the remains of 1,000l. ordered November 7 last. Ibid, p. 98.
? April 3] Money warrant for 1,200l. to Viscount of Falkland as by letters patent of Feb. 23 last. Early Entry Book XIV. p. 98.
April 4 Same for 54l. to Major White and Captain Hayte for fees, diet, lodgings, &c., during the time of their imprisonment in the Gatehouse. Ibid.
April 6 Same for 72l. 10s. 0d. to the menial servants of Whitehall, detailed. Ibid, p. 99.
Warrant from Treasurer Southampton to the Receipt for the discharge of the baronet fee of 1,095l. due from Richard Lane, of Tulsk, co. Roscommon. Ibid, p. 104.
Money warrant (dormant) for 50l. per an. to Sir George Lane, appointed one of the Clerks of the Privy Council by letters patent of August 13 last. Ibid.
[?] Money warrant for 500l. to the Duke of York, without accompt, towards finishing the stables at St. James. Ibid.
April 8 Fiat by Treasurer Southampton for letters patent to appoint Henry Shell Comptroller of Customs of Berwick on Tweed. Ibid, VIII. p. 230.
Warrant from same to the Attorney General for a bill for a grant to Richard Lane and Thomas Jackson of the office of Keeper of such book and books wherein he was authorised to enter by his deputy or deputies the names of all ships that should thereafter come into the port of London, either with foreign merchandise from over the sea or by certificate from any other port in the realm, and likewise to enter in the same all warrants from the Customs officers of London for the unlading or lading of any foreign merchandise to be brought into said port by any merchants, either denizen or stranger, for which Custom, subsidy, or impost should be due, or which should be allowed for portage, store, or provision in the said port: and also to enter in the same all certificates of goods and merchandises that should be brought from any other ports in the realm to said port of London: certifying said book or books yearly into the Exchequer: all in place of said Richard Lane, thereto appointed by letters patent of 1637, April 25, and upon surrender of said letters patent by him. Ibid, pp. 231–2.
Fiat by same for letters patent to constitute William Smythier Comptroller of Customs, of Ipswich port, loco Edward Mann. Ibid, p. 233.
Money warrant for half-year to Xmas last, on 6s. 8d. a day to Sir Charles Cotterell, and nine months to Lady Day last on his fee of 200l. per an., he having been appointed Master of the Ceremonies in the place of Sir Balthasar Gerbier (suspended therefrom), by letters patent of Feb. 13 last; and having formerly by letters patent of 1641, July 30, been appointed assistant to said Gerbier. Ibid, XIV. pp. 116–7.
Treasury warrant to the Receipt to strike a tally on the Commissioners of the Customs for 87l. 9s. 4d. due before Dec. 1 last, and 127l. 8s. 0d. monthly thenceforward to Lord Herbert of Raglan, for the pay of the garrison of Chepstow. Ibid, pp. 99–100.
Same for 300l. to John Trelawney, Esq., out of a fine for a lease due from Henry Pengelly (warrant vacated and re-entered, being directed to William Harbord, Auditor of the Duchy of Cornwall and Robert Napper, Receiver of same). Ibid, pp. 100, 141.
April 8 Money warrant for 100l. to Patrick Lord Ruthven and Dame Sarah, his wife, as royal bounty for their present relief. Early Entry Book XIV. p. 101.
Same for 50l. to William Lathum, woollen draper to Charles I. and James I., as royal bounty in respect of his necessities. Ibid, p. 102.
Same for 100l. to Thomas Killigrew as royal bounty and towards supply of his necessary occasions known to the King. Ibid.
Same for 50l. to Bartholomew Jukes for great services and loyal affection, &c. Ibid.
Same (dormant) for 40l. per an. to Henry Lawes, gent., appointed by letters patent of August 31 last composer of His Majesty's lutes and voices, loco Thomas Ford, deceased. Ibid, p. 103.
Money warrant for 50l. to Dame Emlin Keir (née Gouldwell), relict of Sir George Keir, for Lady Day quarter last on the pension granted by letters patent of 1609, Oct. 31. Ibid.
[?] Same for 100l. to Lady Urry, relict of Sir John Urry, as the King's gift in consideration of her afflicted condition and of her six children. Ibid, p. 101.
April 9 Warrant from Treasurer Southampton to the Customs Commissioners requiring them in the most pressing and anxious terms to supply the Exchequer, for the Coffer of the Household, with 6,000l., of which there is such a present necessity for provision for the several feasts of St. George, the Knights of the Bath and the Coronation that if it be not forthwith sent into the Exchequer the inconveniences will be of such a nature as are not to be dispensed with, "the credit of the officers of the Household being at a stand by reason of their present arreares; and soe greate a sollemnity as this is is not to meete with any interruption." If the Commissioners have not the money in hand then they are to borrow it for the purpose. Likewise to similarly furnish Mr. Holder as the nominee of the Duke of York with 250l. for his adventure to Guinea. Ibid, VIII. p. 235.
Money warrant (dormant) for 200l. per an. to Mary Blagg, relict of Col. Thomas Blagg, as by letters patent of March 13 last. Ibid, XIV. p. 104.
April 10 Money warrant for 100l. to Richard Barnes, gent., for supply of his necessary occasions known to His Majesty. Ibid, p. 105.
Same for 37l. 10s. 0d. to Mrs. Mary Andrewes, widow of Michaell Andrewes, one of the late King's chirurgeons in ordinary, for Lady Day quarter last on the pension granted by letters patent of 1625, Oct. 9. Ibid.
Warrant from Treasurer Southampton to the Receipt, for tallies to be struck from time to time releasing and discharging William [now] viscount Brouncker, [at that time] son and heir of Sir William Brouncker, from the yearly sum of 400l. being part of a rent of 1,000l. per an. for the farm of the office of surveyorship of the issues of jurors as agreed upon by indenture dated 1640, April 30, between the King and said Sir William Brouncker deceased: the said release or discharge to be for the remainder of the 31 years' term of said farm. Ibid, p. 106.
Money warrant for 59l. 3s. 4d. for Lady Day quarter last on the pensions of 186l. 13s. 4d. and 50l. per an. as granted by letters patent of 1619, Oct. 20 and 1626, June 9 to John Boyscleere. Ibid, pp. 106–7.
April 10 Money warrant for 100l. to Elizabeth Nuce for services to His Majesty. Early Entry Book XIV. p. 107.
Same for 60l. 13s. 4d. to Sir Charles Berkley, 1,335l 17s. 2d. to Sir Francis Vincent, 39l. 1s. 8d. to John Pragelle, and 21l. 2s. 6d. to Sir John Mennes for the disbanded forces of Sandown (Kent), Dover, Sandgate, and Walmer Castle respectively. Ibid, p. 109.
Warrant from Treasurer Southampton to the Excise Commissioners in Broad Street, London, to pay the Commissioners of Appeals, being six in number, their salary of 1d. per £ out of the receipts of their office from 1660–1, Feb. 23 to March 25 following. Ibid, XI. p. 38.
The like constitution ut supra, p. 220. under date 1660–1, March 11 to Robert Gleadow to be assistant at the port of Kingston upon Hull, of the company of Eastland Merchants. The like to Robert Huntley to be same at Newcastle, and to Richard Edwards to be same at Lynn [Regis]. Ibid, VIII. p. 195.
Warrant from Treasurer Southampton to the Customs Commissioners, &c., to discharge the seizure of a small parcel of ordinary band strings imported from France by John Mitton, merchant. Ibid, p. 233.
Same from same to the Attorney General for a bill for the grant to Sir Nicholas Crispe and Thomas Crispe his son, and Henry Clarke, Esq., of the reversion (after Sir John Wolstenholme) of the office of customer outwards of London port: all on surrender of the letters patent of 1640, June 8, which granted said reversion to Sir Nicholas Crispe and Samuel Crispe his brother since deceased. Ibid, p. 234.
Same from same to Thomas Warner, Sergeant at Arms. to arrest George Greene, William Charlewood, and John Cheshier for using violence against Thomas Crosse, one of the Customs Surveyors. Ibid, p. 236.
Same from same to same to similarly arrest Richard Armitage, merchant, Henry Story. John Crispin, and Nathaniell Crispin, for using violence against William Lynstead, a Customssearcher. Ibid, pp. 236–7.
Treasurer Southampton to the Committee of Parliament for Naval Affairs. "I doe with very great content understand the good progresse you have made in your great navie affaire, and I am sure by this time you perceive of what good use it was to the publick the mony His Majesty advanct, and your good inclinations to His Maties service makes me confident yo'l take all oppertunities to make His Maty. speedy repaymt. Very seasonable, and very usefull it will be that yow furnish Sir George Carterett with all that money now; for yow cannot but understand the necessities of the present navy and small treasure we have, at least the great and expensive occasions lye upon us at present. Your care herein wilbe a service to the King." Ibid, VI. p. 198.
[?] Money warrant for 60l. to Timothy Stoughton as royal bounty for sufferings, and for services in discovering certain pictures belonging to His Majesty. Ibid.
April 11 Warrant from Treasurer Southampton to the King's Remembrancer to take the securities of William Halke for his post as Customer of Chichester, as by the letters patent of March 14 last, which constituted him thereto in place of John Rowe. Ibid, VIII. p. 235.
April 11 Warrant from Treasurer Southampton to the Excise Commissioners in Broad Street. London, to pay 3,443l. 12s. 5½d. to Henry Peck, one of the Gentlemen of the Privy Chamber in extraordinary, in consideration, as by vote of Parliament of Dec. 10 last, of an estate taken from him and disposed by some of the late usurping powers Early Entry Book XIV. p. 107.
Same from same to the Customs Commissioners to pay 600l. to Sir Henry de Vic for half-year to 1661, Lady Day, for the order of the Garter. Ibid, pp. 85, 108.
Money warrant for 8,400l. to Sir Maurice Berkley, Receiver and Paymaster of Dunkirk garrison. for seven weeks' allowance to said garrison to March 25 last. Ibid, p. 108.
Same for 52l. to Alexander Innes, son of Sir John Innes (Innis), for payment of his said father's debts and funeral expenses. Ibid, p. 109.
Same (dormant) for 100l. per an. to Dr. Robert Mason, granted the office of one of the Masters of Requests by letters patent of 1640, July 14. Ibid, p. 110.
Same for same for Sir Raph Freeman, same, as by same of date 1625. November 2. Ibid.
Same for 1,400l. to Dennis Gauden, victualler of the Navy, for a provision of bread to be made for the King's forces in Flanders under Viscount Muskerry. Ibid.
Same for 100l. to John Rushworth for service done to His Majesty. Ibid, pp. 110, 115.
Same for 1,851l. 17s. 0d. to Richard Norton and 3,957l. 6s. 8d., being for the pay of the garrison of Portsmouth from 1660, Sept. 26 to Dec. 1. when the establishment for said garrison commenced, and from Dec. 1 to 1661, April 30. Ibid, pp. 112–3.
April 12 Warrant from Treasurer Southampton to the Customs Commissioners to open and take a view of the contents of certain trunks and boxes lately brought from France remaining at the Custom House, and containing certain goods belonging to one Mr. Sneade, a tailor, who pretends a licence from the King to bring the same over. Ibid, VIII. p. 238.
Money warrant for 25l. to Sir George Theobalds for Lady Day quarter last on his pension by letters patent of 1621, June 18. Ibid, XIV. p. 112.
April 13 Same for 4,500l. to Sir Lewis Kirke, as Paymaster of the Band of Gentlemen Pensioners, in part of the yearly allowance, as by letters patent of the 11th instant for a yearly allowance to said Band of not more than 6,000l. Ibid, p. 111.
Same for the payment out of the loan of 60,000l.. to be paid into the Exchequer by the city of London, of 30,000l. for the Guards, payable to Mr. Fox, 10,000l. for the Ordnance, and 5,809l. 3s. 8d. for Portsmouth garrison, and 4,500l. more for Mr. Fox upon a Privy Seal for 10,000l.: and for the balance of 9,691l. to be reserved towards the further payment of the Guards, and not to be diverted without the King's special order (see infra, p. 237). Ibid, pp. 111–2.
Same for 75l. to John Sandilands for Lady Day quarter last, on his annuities of 200l. and 100l. per an. Ibid, p. 117.
April 19 Warrant from Treasurer Southampton to the Customs Commissioners to deliver to Monsieur Richard Snead (Sneade) certain goods of his lately brought from France in accordance with the licence granted by the King's warrant of March 2 last, permitting said Sneade with his trunks, &c., to go for France and return thence without hinderance, search, or demand of Customs. Early Entry Book VIII. pp. 238–9.
Appending:—Said royal warrant of 1660–1, March 2.
Money warrant for 28,441l. 6s. 6d. to Stephen Fox, Paymaster of the new raised forces: to be paid out of the money now to be lent by the city. "Let the same be soe governed (if it may be) as Mr. Fox may receive his money in the city or ells at the same time it is pd. into the Exchequer." Also for payment out of the same of the balance of 9,500l. remaining unpaid upon said Mr. Fox's order for 10,000l. for Secret Service (see supra, p. 236, et infra). Ibid, XIV. pp. 113–4.
Same for 500l. to Sir Henry de Vic on his allowance of 2l. a day as Resident at Brussels, as by letters patent of the 4th instant (order corrected and re-drawn May 13, see infra, p. 243.) Ibid p. 112.
April 20 Warrant for Treasurer Southampton to Sir Richard Browne, Lord Mayor of London, for Sir Thomas Player, Chamberlain of the city, to pay out of the 60,000l. loan, for which the King has given security under the Great Seal, the following sums: 28,441l. 6s. 6d. to Stephen Fox for the Guards; 9,500l. to same for Secret Service; 10,000l. to Col. Legg, of His Majesty's Bedchamber, and Lieut. of the Ordnance same to be for Ordnance in the Tower; 5,809l. 3s. 8d. to Col. Norton, Governor of Portsmouth garrison, for said garrison; 500l. to Alderman Backwell for the medals, and 1,300l. for the Cofferer of the Household. "The rest may remain until further directions." Ibid, p. 115.
Same for 66l. 13s. 4d. to Adrian May for half-year to Lady Day last, on his pension as by letters patent of 1628, Sept. 26. Ibid, p. 116.
[After April 20] Treasurer Southampton to the Earl of Bath concerning a letter to said Earl from his under steward of the manor of Bradninch touching the copyhold estates within that manor by warrant from capitalis seneschallus. "I cannot have that regard to His Majesties revenue as [not] to continue things under those rules I found them exercised by the Prince's Councell which was that no steward of the Duchy might graunt any estate by coppie of Court Rolle but upon a composition first made with them and their order warranted [to] the Steward to grant the same accordingly. And I should bee large with you if I told you the fruits the Crowne receaved by it. And I should bee as large if I told you the inconveniences of a change or of this precedent if I should give way to it." Ibid, VI. p. 142.
April 26 Money warrant, dormant, for 55l. 17s. 4d. per an. to Sir Thomas Fanshaw, appointed King's Remembrancer in the Exchequer Court by letters patent of August 7 last. Ibid, XIV. p. 118.
Same for 500l. per an. to John Birch, appointed Auditor of the Excise and New Impost by letters patent of Feb. 13 last. Ibid.
Same for 20,000l. per an. to the Duke of York as by letters patent of Feb. 7 last: and warrant for Lady Day quarter last, thereon. Ibid, p. 119.
April 26 Money warrant for 137l. 8s. 0d. to George Pinckney one of the King's embroiderers in ordinary for embroidering coats for some of the messengers of the Chamber with arms, supporters, crowns, and other necessaries belonging to said coats. Early Entry Book XIV. p. 119
Warrant from Treasurer Southampton to the Commissioners of Excise for payment of 5.978l. 8s. 9d. to Escoffier Pasteur and John Bastie, deputies of the Protestant Churches of Piedmont. being the remainder of 7,978l. 8s. 9d. formerly collected for the relief of said Churches according to an order of the Privy Council in that behalf. Ibid.
Money warrant for 30l. to Christopher Ansell, of Wimborne Minster, co. Dorset, tanner, as royal bounty for his services and sufferings. Ibid, p. 120.
Same for 100l. to Capt. Adrian Van Diamon Swart as same for his service. Ibid.
Same for 300l. to Sir Ralph Knight for half a year to Lady day last on his pension, as by letters patent of August 3 last: and dormant warrant for same in future. Ibid.
Same (dormant) for 20d. a day and 16l. 2s. 6d. a year to John Mason. one of the King's musicians, as by letters patent of 1626, May 26: to date from Xmas last. Ibid, p. 121.
Same for same to Clement Lanier as a same by same of date 1629, May 6. Ibid.
Warrant from Treasurer Southampton to William Hodges to seize all wools, leather and other prohibited goods of which there is a great store at present transporting into foreign parts: likewise to all Customs officers, &c., anywhere, to assist said Hodges in attempting to prevent the transportation thereof. Ibid, VIII. p. 240.
Same from same to the Customs Commissioners to permit the merchants trading for Muscovia and Russia to import seal oil in English shipping on paying duties according to the book of rates: the said company having set forth in their petition that ever since they discovered that trade, they have annually imported said oil which is obtained by the inhabitants of that country in the winter time, when it is neither possible nor lawful for any Englishman to reside there; yet that, nevertheless, contrary to all former practice, the Customs Commissioners endeavour to make petitioners pay custom as for trayne oil of foreign growth: and the said Commissioners having, after reference, reported on said petition that they conceive the Navigation Act intended to impose on seal oil from Muscovia in English shipping only the duty expressed in the book of rates, viz. 6l. a ton, it being accompted a like sort of oil to trayne oil of Newfoundland, and a commodity of so great a use for perfecting the manufacture of several sorts of leather that to encourage the importation thereof will be of general advantage to the subjects. Ibid, pp. 240–1.
April 27 Same from same to same by all lawful ways and means to advance the collecting of His Majesty's duty of coinage of tin, and not to permit any tin in slob, bar or any other form to be transported beyond the sea, or from port to port in the kingdom until proof shown that the said duty has been paid, by some certificate or ticket under the hand of Christopher Bellott and Samuell Enys: the said duty having by a long neglect not been so duly answered as it ought to have been. Ibid, p. 242.
April 30 Warrant from Treasurer Southampton to William Halke to execute his office as Customer of Chichester. Early Entry Book VIII. p. 246.
Same from same to the Customs Commissioners to discharge the seizure of three pieces of gold and silver lace sent out of France to John Minett, merchant, being sent by the pacquet boat to Dover instead of direct to London. Ibid, p. 243.
Money warrant for 1,300l. to the Earl of Sandwich, Master of the Great Wardrobe for a suite of hangings. Ibid, XIV. p. 122.
Same for 40l. to Henry Raven for relief of his necessities Ibid, p. 128.
Report to the King from Treasurer Southampton on the petition of Mr. Jay [et al.] concerning the coal duty. "Mr. Atturney having stated the former transaccons in the settlemt. of these duties on the coale and thereby showed the ground of this contract was to procure a settled price that thereby should be of coal served here for London; which very probably by the wisdome of Parliamt. may be thought fit to be more legally setled then hetherto it hath bin; and your Majesty having taken perticuler notice of the services of the petitioners and recommended it to me that when ever this duty shalbe soe setled and farmed the petitioners may be treated with and nothing determined against their pretences without your Majesties speciall directions and order therein: I can add no more but that the petitioners addressing themselves to Parliament and being instrumentall in the settling thereof I shall from time to time acquaint your Maty. with the propositions for farming thereof." Ibid, VI. pp. 202–3.
Same to same from same on the petition of Mrs. Downing, widow, concerning her husband's sufferings in Ireland, who raised a regiment with which he eminently served the late King before Plymouth, where he lost his life, without receiving his pay; and she having enjoyed certain estates in Exeter, granted her by the late King, for only four months when she was dispossessed of them by the surrender of said town. "Of all which as I ought to have a very tender sence soe I professe it with trouble that I cannot perceave any meanes in your Maties. revenue to recompence this and severall other cases that dayly lye before me which Mr. Secretaries will referr to me notwithstanding the many complaints I have made to them in that kinde. This disability enforces me nakedly to retourn to Mr. Secretaries such petitions without any resolution with a proportionable trouble [= pain] to myselfe, because I believe it soe dissatisfactory to suffering persons." Ibid, p. 204.
[?] Treasurer Southampton's signification of the King's pleasure to the Clerk of the Signet for a bill for the payment of 10,000l. to Robert Long, Esq., deputed by Princess Henrietta, the King's sister, to receive same out of the arrears of Excise, voted by the order of Parliament of November 7 last: this bill to supersede a previous bill to the like effect as a testimony of their great respect to her. Ibid, p. 203.
Prefixing:—Form of the King's letter.