Entry Book: August 1661

Pages 270-281

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

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June 1660

Date. Nature and Substance of the Entry. Reference.
Aug. 1 Fiat by same for letters patent to constitute Martin Foster Comptroller of Customs of Newcastle port, loco—Ball, deceased. Early Entry Book IX. p. 64.
Warrant by same to the Customs Commissioners to pay 78l. 6s. 8d. per an. to Stephen Smith and Thomas Smith, his son. as customer of Chester port. Ibid, p. 56.
Money warrant, dormant, for 40l. per an. and 20 marks per an. to John Jones as Apothecary in Ordinary to the Household, being fee for himself and for the providing of perfumes and other odoriferous things. Ibid, XIV. p. 200.
Same for 40l. per an. to Charles Whittaker as Foreign Apposer in the Exchequer Court. Ibid, p. 201.
Money warrant for 20l. as royal bounty to Cecily Madding, relict of Capt. John Madding, of the Life Guard, who after many services abrond was slain in Wood Street, London, in the insurrection in January last. Ibid.
Same for 20l. to Lady Rives, widow of Sir Thomas Rives, his late Majesty's Advocate, as royal bounty in respect of her poverty and sufferings. Ibid, p. 202.
Same, dormant, for the continuation to Sir George Theobald of the pension of 100l. per an. granted him by the late King James. Ibid.
Money warrant for 40l. as royal bounty to Capt. Thomas Mason for his services and necessities. Ibid, p. 203.
Same for 30l. as same to Elizabeth Innis, relict of Col. Robert Innis, for her late husband's same. Ibid.
Same for 50l. to Mrs. Conquest Pigott as same for services and necessities. Ibid. p. 204.
Same for 10l. to Alice Stannard, widow, as same for her great poverty and her husband's services in the late war in Ireland. Ibid.
Same for 10l. to Elizabeth Wood, widow of Thomas Wood, as same for services and necessities. Ibid, p. 205.
Same for 20l. to Emmett Knowles, widow, as same, for her husband's services. Ibid, p. 206.
Same for 10l. to Elizabeth Beeman as same for her services in carrying despatches and packets for the late King during the late wars. Ibid, p. 207.
Same for June 24 quarter to Mr. Boyscleere on his two pensions: and dormant warrant for same in future by debentures from time to time as it grows due. Ibid, p. 107.
[? Aug. 1] Report to the King from Treasurer Southampton concerning the survey of the royal park called the Broyle, co. Sussex. Early Entry Book VII. pp. 17–18.
Followed by:—The Surveyor General's report, dated 1661, July 17, on same to Treasurer Southampton certifying the area, destruction of timber and nature of soil (deep and miry, so that it will be difficult to contrive an improvement and inclosure).
Same to same from same on the petition of the Earl of Cleveland concerning certain waste and buildings thereon in the manor and parish of Stepney. Ibid, pp. 118–9.
Prefixing:—Statement of opinion hereon by the Barons of the Exchequer and the Attorney General.
Aug 2 Money warrant, dormant, for 100l. per an. pension to William Ley, one of the sons of the late Earl of Marlborough, President of the Council, as by the letters patent of 1628, August 29: and warrant for the amount due thereon from Xmas last. Ibid, XIV. p. 205.
Money warrant for 20l. to Jane Cary, widow of Captain David Cary, as royal bounty for services and necessities. Ibid, p. 206.
Privy Seal for 4,000l. to Capt. John Griffith for services to the King whilst in Holland. and for his many expensive and dangerous employments undertaken at the King's command, both in setting out and contracting for ships of war and other levies in order to some expeditions then designed by the King, and in respect of his having suffered great damage in his fortune and imprisonment upon suits of law occasioned by same (Note in margin. "This Privy Seal is dated the 13th of August, ao 13 Car." Sam. Pepys.) Ibid.
Aug. 3 Money warrant for 10l. to Millicent Moulson, relict of John Moulson, of Dublin, as royal bounty in respect of services and poverty. Ibid, p. 206.
Same for 50l. to Magdalen Moore, of Bristol, widow, as same for her husband's services at the Custom House at Bristol. Ibid, p. 208.
Same for 20l. to Capt. William Channon as same for services and necessities. Ibid.
Same for 10l. to Mary, relict of Peter Noel, waggon master in the late wars. as same for same. Ibid, p. 209.
Same for 3,436l. 16s. 10d. to Colonel Anthony Buller out of the arrears of Excise: to be paid in course after other sums are satisfied wherewith said arrears are charged. Ibid, XI. p. 45.
Aug 5 Same for 30l. to Major Prestland Molineux as royal bounty for services and sufferings: 20l. to Degory Cory as same for services: 20l. to Thomas Swale as same for services and sufferings: 20l. to Cornelius Teage as same for same: 20l. to Major Francis Leigh as same for same: 20l. to Capt. John Rossiter as same for services. Ibid, XIV. p. 209.
Same for 6,000l. to Stephen Fox for Secret Service without accompt. Ibid, p. 210.
Same for 20l. to Capt. Robert Read as royal bounty for services and sufferings, he having been imprisoned, banished, whipped, and sentenced to death by the late usurping powers. Ibid.
Aug. 5 Warrant from Treasurer Southampton to Martin Foster to execute the office of Comptroller of Newcastle port. Early Entry Book IX. p. 57.
Same from same to the Customs Commissioners to discharge the seizure of the ship "St Oyliff," of London, Henry Hugger-stone master. and goods therein, arrived lately in London port from Norway, and seized for wrongful navigation: all upon the petition of John Shorter, merchant. Ibid, p. 58.
Same from same to same for same in the case of the ship "Tobias," of London, lately arrived in Lea Road from Norway; same being on the petition of Sir William Warren and John Shorter: the said ship being English owned and built and navigated by English mariners, except one Scot who, when he was hired, did affirm that he was English. Ibid, p. 59.
Aug. 6 Treasurer Southampton's allowance of Gerrard Fowke, loco Thomas Fisher nominated in place of Jo. Newton deceased), as one of the Sub-Commissioners for Excise for co. Derby, and similarly of said Fisher, to supersede Beckwith if the latter appear unfit. Ibid, XI. p. 45.
Prefixing:—The Excise Commissioner's memorial to Treasurer Southampton.
Treasurer Southampton to the Excise Commissioners to attend industriously to the business of the arrears of Excise and to send for all accomptants and persons in arrear and to state their arrears "that I may put some valuation upon that business and observe whether there be any roome besides the present assignments upon those arrears) to place any occasion or disbursement for His Majesty's service upon it. And whereas there is an arreare which was paid by His Majesty. out of the growing entertainment, to Alderman Backwell which His Majesty ought to be repaied againe, I pray you certify mee the state thereof that soe I may order somewhat thereupon." Ibid, p. 46.
Money warrant (dormant) for the annuity or pension of 100l. per an. to Sir Sigismund Alexander alias Zinzan, as by the Privy Seal of the 16th ult. Ibid, XIV. p. 210.
Same for the like annuity or pension to Col. Charles Fairfax, his heirs and assigns for ever, as by the letters patent of 1660. July 23. Ibid, p. 211.
Warrant from Treasurer Southampton to the Customs Commissioners to permit John Crodroffe, a citizen of Cologne, to land eight fondres of six awnes each of Rhenish wines at single Custom: as by the King's pleasure signified by Secretary Nicholas. Ibid, IX. p. 60.
[?] Circular letter from Treasurer Southampton and Lord Ashley to Knights of the Shires in accordance with the request of the House of Commons of July 27 last, desiring the Treasury to commissionate the said Knights of the Shire to examine the Receipt of Excise within their county, and to inquire how the same is managed and how it may be augmented and improved to the King's best advantage; as the said House intend to order the raising and increasing that branch of the Revenue to the annual sum of 400,000l. which at present it does not produce nor can be well estimated above 250,000l. per an. besides charge of collecting. With a view to the above forward herewith a copy of the instructions formerly given to the Sub-Commissioners of Excise, and hereby empower said knights to call before them said officers and to examine them by what rules they proceed and whether they have followed the said instructions, and also to enquire why the Excise is of late so much fallen in proportion to what the farmers and former sub-commissioners made of it. With a further view hereto, send also an accompt showing what the Excise produced for several years, both before it was farmed and during the time it was farmed, and in the year 1659, and since the Restoration. Ibid, XI. pp. 46–7.
Aug. 7 Money warrant for 1,660l. 8s. 1½d. to Dennis Gawden, Victualler of the Navy, for the estimate of the stores thought fit to be kept ready in store in the garrison of Dunkirk, as by the Order of the Privy Council of the 5th ult. Early Entry Book XIV. p. 212.
Same for 3,000l. to same for provision of bread for said garrison for four months from May 1st last, as by the Order of Council of June 28 last. Ibid.
Same for 500l. and 150l. to Sir John Shaw for supply of the regiment of Foot Guards at Dunkirk until the establishment of same should be settled. Ibid, p. 213.
Same for 20l. to Cornelia Atclee (Atlee), widow of John Atclee, his late Majesty's cook [as royal bounty] in respect of services and necessities: 20l. to Lieut. Thomas Theobald, as same for same: 20l. to Eilen Man, widow, as same for same: 20l. to Lieut.-Col. James Bardsey, as same for same. Ibid.
Same for 1,660l. to James Earl of Newburgh, being part of the tenths of the clergy of the Diocese of Lincoln, due to the King for the year ended 1660, Dec. 25, amounting to 1 774l. 5s. 5¼d, which were ordered to be paid as royal bounty to said Earl by royal warrant of June 11 last, but which have not been paid as they are not fully collected. Ibid, p. 214.
Same for 30l. to Ann Southwick as royal bounty for services: 20l. to Elinor Webb as same. Ibid.
Same for 200l. to Elizabeth Esmond, widow, in satisfaction of all moneys lent to the King, and services to the King when in the town of Barnstaple. Ibid, p. 215.
Same (dormant) for the fee of 2s. 6d. a day to George Ravenscroft for his office of one of the Keepers of the Council Chamber from 1660, June 24. Ibid
Same for the like fee to Ninian Cuningham, gent., in respect of the like office from same date. Ibid, p. 216.
Warrant from Treasurer Southampton for tallies to be struck upon the [? Customs] for the pensions of Mrs. Boynton and her two daughters. Ibid.
Money warrants for 20l. to Jane Bellamy as royal bounty for her husband's services and her necessities: 20l. to Anne, relict of Robert Barker, as same for same. Ibid. pp. 216–7.
Aug 8 Warrant from Treasurer Southampton to the Customs Commissioners to deliver to John Davison, Alexander Clubb, and Jo. Carter, a small quantity of sugar imported by them; they being three poor Scotchmen who were sold as slaves into Barbados by the late usurper, Cromwell, for their loyalty to the King, and being now returned and desirous of going to their own country. Ibid, IX. p. 63.
Aug. 9 Warrant from Treasurer Southampton to the Customs Commissioners to permit their Excellencies Signor Angelo Corraro and Signor Michaelj Morosinj, Ambassadors Extraordinary from Venice, to embark themselves on their return home-wards. Early Entry Book IX. p. 63.
[?] Same from same to same to discharge a seizure of a small parcel of indigo and ginger brought over by Joseph Hylliard, a cooper, on the ship "Bendage," of London. Ibid, p. 64.
Aug. 10 Money warrant for 20l. to Ann, relict of Col. John Butler, as royal bounty in respect of services and necessities. Ibid, XIV. p. 216.
Aug. 12 Warrant from Treasurer Southampton to the Attorney General for preparation, in accordance with the terms of a royal sign manual appended in detail, of the grant to John Brewster, as the nominee and on behalf of Thomas Earl of Berkshire, of the office and offices of Surveyorship and Receivership of the Greenwax estreated or to be estreated into the Exchequer, and all and every sums of money and forfeitures whatsoever, commonly called by the name of Greenwax, within the Kingdom of England, and for the constituting said Brewster Surveyor or Receiver thereof, and of all fines, issues, americia-ments and recognizances whereof any surveyor or receiver was heretofore constituted by virtue of an indenture made between Charles I. and said Earl and others, 1631, Dec. 16, "and foras-much as a considerable part of the rent of 3.265l. 18s. 5d. reserved on the former grant of the premises was answered by and out of the profits accrewing by respitts of homage then paid but now taken away, it being our will and pleasure that consideration bee had thereof in the rent now to be reserved, wee will and command the Clerk of the Pipe of our Exchequer and the first secondary there that they forthwith certify ... what hath been clearly answered upon a medium of three years next before ... 1640 for and in respect of homage, which being deducted out of the rent aforesaid formerly reserved, the remayning is to be the rent or summe of money to bee reserved payable upon this grant." Ibid, VII. pp. 19–21.
Appending:—The royal sign manual as above, dated 1660–1, Feb. 13 and certificate by Sir Ro. Croke, Clerk of the Pipe, of the profits accruing from respits of homage for the years 1637 (2,763l. 15s. 1d.), 1638 (2,580l. 1s. 4d.), and 1639 (2,722l. 5s. 3d.), or an average of 2,688l. 13s. 10d.
Treasurer Southampton to Forster Pleasaunce, one of the Messengers of the Chamber in ordinary, to repair to the Counties of Durham, Northumberland, Newcastle-on-Tyne and town of Berwick (and similarly to John Weston for seven counties named. to John Bright for North Wales, to Thomas Corbet for four counties named, to William Kent for South Wales and Monmouth, to William Over for four counties named, to John Spicer for London and three counties named, to Whilliam Whithead for three counties named, to Henry Wight for four counties named, to Richard Vine for three counties named, to John Sarnford for York, to James Lancashire for three counties named, to Thomas Whitby for four counties named) to serve Exchequer process delivered into his hands against the treasurers and collectors of taxes in arrear. in accordance with instructions, detailed. Ibid, pp. 21 3.
Appending:—Instructions (as approved by the Attorney General) for the said messengers. Said instructions specifying the said receivers and collectors as follows. viz.: Any persons employed by any pretended authority as receivers or collectors for any sums of money under colour of the Militia, drums, colours or trophies, decimations or otherwise for the use of the public not pardoned by the Act of Oblivion; also of the 60,000l. per mensem from 1647, March 25 to 1648, March 25: also of several sums of money raised by several pretended Ordinances of Parliament of which no part has been paid to the treasurers appointed by the said Ordinances nor any collectors' names returned for the same, that is to say as follows:—
Assessments for the English Army.
£ s. d.
Warwick for ten months' assessment Anno 1644 3,000 0 0
Leicester, for same time 2,500 0 0
Rutland " " " 1,840 0 0
Leicester for six months, 1645 1,500 0 0
Northampton, for same time 2,700 0 0
Rutland " " " 1,104 0 0
Derby " " " 3,096 0 0
Warwick, for four months' assessment Anno 1646 1,200 0 0
Leicester, for same time 1,000 0 0
Northampton " " " 1,800 0 0
Rutland " " " 736 0 0
Derby " " " 2,064 0 0
Assessments for bringing up the Scots.
Warwick, first four months', Anno 1644 3,285 6 0
Leicester, for same time 1,095 2 0
Rutland " " " 365 0 8
Coventry " " " 219 0 5
Warwick, for four months', Anno 1645 3,285 6 0
Leicester, for same time 1,095 2 0
Rutland " " " 365 0 0
Coventry " " " 219 0 5
Assessments for the British Army in Ireland.
Coventry, for the first six months', 1645 162 0 0
Same, for the other six months' 162 0 0
Derby, for six months', 1646 758 6 8
Also of the moneys mentioned in the following ordinances, which ordinances referred the naming of the treasurers to the Committees in the country: that is to say the ordinance of 1643, Oct. 9, for a weekly tax on Northampton not exceeding 600l. a week; ordinance of 1644, Oct. 12, for a tax on Northampton for six weeks not exceeding 600l. a week; ordinance of 1645, Aug. 5, to continue the tax of 600l. per week on Northampton from six months to six months; ordinance of 1645, June 21, for raising a tax on co. Rutland not exceeding 250l. per week for six months; also for the following two ordinances viz.: ordinance of 1645, May 8, for 1,600l. per mensem; ditto of 1645, August 12, for raising 9,924l. 2s. 0d. on several counties for reducing of Newark.
Aug. 12 Warrants from Treasurer Southampton to the Receivers of the several counties named above to pay to the various respective messengers named above the sum of 10l. each towards their pains and charges in the said service. Early Entry Book VII. p. 24.
Money warrant for 1,000l. to Sir Richard Fanshaw on the Privy Seal ut supra, p. 267, of date 1661, July 30. Ibid, XIV. p. 217.
Aug. 12 Money warrant for 4,000l to Thomas Corderoy for Secret Service without accompt, being in full of 8,000l. directed to him by letters patent of Jan 29 last. Early Entry Book XIV. p. 217.
Aug. 13 Warrant from Treasurer Southampton to the Customs Commissioners upon the petition of Thomas Shirley, merchant, for the discharge of the ship "Justice," of London, John Symondson, denizen, master and part owner, lately arrived in London from Norway, being foreign built, but bought in March last for 560l. from Peter Sienwerts. Ibid, IX. pp. 65–6.
Same from same to same for same of 16 bags of cotton wool imported by John Harbin. Ibid, p. 70.
Treasurer Southampton to Timothy Robinson and Peter Egerton (heretofore employed by the treasurers or collectors of moneys arising by the sale of prize goods) requiring them to forthwith deliver to the said treasurers or collectors or to Auditor Sir Edmund Sawyer and Auditor Phelipps, who have been appointed to take the said treasurers' accounts, all such orders for receipts and payments, and all such vouchers and acquittances for receipts and payments and [all such] escripts and muniments touching the said service [as are] at present resting in their custody, and which they have refused hitherto to deliver. Ibid, VII. p. 24.
Money warrant for 40l. to John Williams, clerk, as royal bounty in respect of services and sufferings. Ibid, XIV. p. 217.
Same for 5,000l. to Edward Earl of Sandwich on the Privy Seal ut supra, p. 267, of date 1661, July 30. Ibid, p. 218.
Same for 4,800l. to Sir Maurice Berkely, Receiver and Paymaster of Dunkirk garrison, for four weeks' pay for said garrison to July 29 last. Ibid, p. 219.
Same for 50l. to Albertus Otto Faber as royal bounty in respect of services and necessities: 10l. to Major Robinson as same for same: 20l. to Mary Spidall as same in respect of the loss of her husband and son in the late troubles: 10l. to William Harrison as same in respect of services and necessities. Ibid.
Aug. 14 Same (dormant) for the fee of 16d. a day to Col. Thomas Daniel for the custody and captainship of the Green Bulwark of Arcliffe, in the port of Dover, and on the bulwark of the Pier, and 8d. each a day for four gunners and two soldiers. Ibid, p. 220
Warrant from Treasurer Southampton to the Receipt for discharge of the baronet fee of 1,095l. due each from Henry Gifford, of Birstall, co. Leicester, and Marke Milbanke, of Halnaby, co. York. Ibid.
Money warrant (dormant) for the pensions of 1,000 marks and 500l. to Charles [Howard, junr., Esqr., now] Earl of Nottingham, granted by King James [1611, Dec. 9], and continued by Privy Seal of July 31 last. Ibid, p. 222.
Constitution by Treasurer Southampton of Geeorge Feilder to be doorkeeper to the Commissioners of Appeals [in Excise]. The like to Nightingale Minter to be messenger to said Commissioners. Ibid, XI. p 47.
Aug. 15 Treasurer Southampton to the Knights of the Shire for co. Cumberland, the Members of Parliament for the town of Newcastle, and the Mayor of same, and the Customs Comptroller, Collector, Surveyor and Searcher of Newcastle and Sunderland, to meet together with all convenient speed at Newcastle and Sunderland at several times to consult together the best ways and means for putting into a just way of regulation the certain measure of coal in order that Newcastle and Sunderland may keep to the same standard in accordance with the late Act for paying the custom of coals (by which the measure was to be the Newcastle measure) and to prevent frauds and abuses that have been and continually are practised in the measuring of coals by reason of the difference and uncertainty of measures of coals in the said two ports; and also to reconcile the great dispute and differences that do arise by the uncertainty and arbitrary measuring of the keels of Newcastle and Sunderland, which measure usually is ascertained by the sinking of the keels to certain nails, which must needs make very great uncertainty as to measure. Ibid, IX. pp. 66–7.
Aug. 15 Warrant from Treasurer Southampton to the Customs Commissioners to discharge the ship "St. John," of St. Valery in France, a French vessel John Blaire, master, freighted at Rochelle at the orders of Gabriel Thorne and Thomas Granger, merchants, but seized in London port as being Holland built. Early Entry Book IX. pp. 68–9.
Same from same to same for same of some coarse blue and white linen imported by John Tilly. mariner. Ibid, p. 69.
Same from same to same for delivery to Hugh Fitts, merchant, of some Spanish tobacco imported in the "Sea Flower," Richard Tottenden, master. Ibid, p. 70.
Money warrant (dormant) for the following fees in respect of the offices detailed, as by the letters patent of November 26th last, viz.. to Henry Hide for life and after to John Clotterbooke and Clement Conter, in trust for Laurence Hide and Edward Hide for their lives 8d. a day for the office of keeper of the two walks with the lodge thereto belonging in Cranborne Chase, in Windsor Forest, 40s. per an. as keeper of the woods in the said chase, and 4l. per an. as steward and bailiff of all the manors, lands, tenements. &c., in Clewer, Clewer Brocas, Binfield, Dedworth, Manchell, alias Mansell, and Buntingbury Brocas, co. Berks, late parcel of the possessions of Lord Sandys. Ibid, XIV. p. 221.
Report to the King from Treasurer Southampton on the petition from Valentine Clarke, one of the grooms of the Queen Mother's Privy Chamber, for a grant of what he is in arrear on the rental under which he holds the lease of the rectory of Ogbourne ("Outborne"), co. Wilts, same having been increased from 56l. per an. to 320l. per an. Ibid, VII. p. 25.
Aug. 16 Warrant from Treasurer Southampton to Sir Joseph Seymour, one of the Auditors of the Revenue, and Sir George Binion and William Greene, Receiver of the revenues in charge before said Auditor, to pay to Sir Charles Harbord, Surveyor General of Crown Lands, his annuity or yearly fee of 200l. from 1660. Lady Day. Ibid, XIV. p. 224.
Aug. 17 Treasurer Southampton to the Duke of York forwarding (in order to the issue of a warrant therefor) an order made this day by the King in Council for the seizure of a small vessel called the "John," John Legresse master, belonging to Messrs. Cohne and Consorts, of St. Malo, which comes very often to one Mr. Goodall of Fowey, laden with several sorts of goods and merchandises, who reloads her again for St. Malo with tin, combed wool, &c., for all which there is little or no Custom paid, and almost every voyage there is sent by her some quantity of silver. Ibid, IX. p. 72.
Aug. 17 Treasurer Southampton to the Customs Commissioners to admit George Solby to the place at Dover lately held by Mr. Booth, deceased, Solby being recommended by the Lord Chancellor. Early Entry Book IX. p. 72.
Warrant from same to same to discharge the seizure of some gold and silver lace and silk stockings, &c., shipped by William Dormer for export, but seized at Gravesend. Ibid, p. 73.
Same from same to same for same of 25 white cloths shipped by Phillip Graves and seized at Gravesend. Ibid, pp. 73–4.
Same from same to same for same of the ship "St. Martin" at Stettin in Sweden, Martin Cruett, master, lately arrived laden with corn seized on pretence of being Dutch built, though Swedish owned and manned. Ibid, p. 74.
Same from same to same for same of the "Hope" frigate built in Biscay in 1654 for Sir Joseph Throckmorton and John Ryed and allowed the privilege of an English built ship, but seized on its return from Jamaica because of having Edward Bird, a Scotch mariner, as master on board. Ibid, p. 75.
Same from same to same for same of the ship "Beartman," of Rotterdam, John Adrianson master, a Dutch ship with Dutch goods, but seized for having two French mariners on board. Ibid, p. 76.
Money warrants for 10l. each to the following as royal bounty in respect of service and sufferings: Cornelius Magon, Capt. John Wharton, Charles Molineux, Lieut. Geo. Browne, Thomas Clarke, Barbara Royston, Rebecca Austin, Ann Royston, relict of John Royston, rector of Donington Castle; Margaret Bray, Major Edmund Walters, Anne Fletcher, Jeffery Samson, Alice Conly, Mary Alnutt, Anne Hester, Winifrid Latham, Joyce Stradling, Major John Hughes, Lieut. Col. Samuel Burges, Sergt. Maj. Franke, Samuel Hallewell, Hannah, William and Jane, three children of Major Humfrey Cory: Capt. Tho. Beck; 6l. 10s. 0d. to Lieut. Col. Drury; 20l. to Lieut. Col. Nathaniel Smith: 20l. to Capt. John Briscoe of Canon Frome: 20l. to Major Paul Smith. Ibid, XIV. p. 222.
Warrant from Treasurer Southampton to the Customs Commissioners to order their Collector at Newcastle to pay 100l. to John Emerson, present Mayor of Newcastle, one of the persons appointed to take care (with Sir John Morlay, William Blacket, Henry Bird, Master of Trinity House, and Capt. Thomas Love, who are to join with those persons yet living named in the former warrant of Sept. 14 last from Treasurer Southampton to the Customs Commissioners, being persons of quality in those parts to see the money spent frugally for that service) for the re-erecting of a light at Tynemouth Castle for the service of the port of Newcastle: some of the persons named in the said warrant of Sept. 14 last being dead and the money not yet paid nor the work undertaken. Ibid, p. 223.
[?] Treasurer Southampton's warrant for discharge of the baronet fee of 1,095l. due from Sir Roger Mostyn, of Mostyn, co. Flint. Ibid, p. 224.
[? Aug. 17] Money warrant for 25,000l. to William Ashburnham, Cofferer of the Household, upon account for the service of the Household. Early Entry Book XIV. p. 224.
Aug. 19 Treasurer Southampton to the Attorney General transmitting a copy of the royal warrant for a lease to Stephen Fox of the three farms called South Farm, Court Farm, and Church Farm, part of the manor of East Meon. co. Southampton: all for him to proceed in preparing said grant. Ibid, VII. pp. 31–2, 63–4.
Prefixing:—Said royal warrant dated 1661, Aug. 7, and note of the reference of same to the Surveyor General of Lands of date August 10, and entry of said Surveyor General's report there-on of date August 17.
Warrant from Treasurer Southampton to the Customs Commissioners to discharge the seizure of 40 doz. of worsted stockings belonging to Edward Proby, merchant, being improperly shipped by William Crone, a packer, and seized at Gravesend. Ibid IX. p 77.
Aug. 20 Same from same to same for same of a seizure of some wine and vinegar belonging to Thomas Holme and seized at Carlisle. Ibid p. 78.
Aug. 21 Jo. Payne, one of the Attorneys of the King's Remembrancer's office, to Sir Philip Warwick in reply to a query from the Lord Treasurer, viz.: Whether after an information in the Exchequer and a writ of appraisement the Treasurer's order be sufficient to discharge a certain ship [seized under the Navigation Act] or whether a Privy Seal be not necessary thereto. In reply hereto finds that the information may be discharged by the Attorney General by nolle prosequi without a Privy Seal; provided that the officers consent thereto, their charges being paid. Ibid. p 81
Prefixing:—Sir Philip Warwick's letter to said Payne, and
Appending:—Signification of consent to the above arrangement by Tho. Blinkorne, the officer making the seizure.
[?] Report from the Customs Commissioners to Treasurer Southampton on the petition of Bonaventure Gannier concerning certain goods promised to be brought into the King's storehouse. Ibid.
Aug. 22 Warrant from Treasurer Southampton to the Customs Commissioners to discharge a seizure of perpetuanos shipped by Geoffrey Howland, of London, merchant, in the "Comerce" frigate: the custom having been formerly to allow the merchant one perpetuano in ten, which is lately taken off by order of the Customs Commissioners. Ibid, p 82.
Same from same to same to restore to Samuell Perkin, of Kingston-upon-Hull, cordwainer. a small quantity of French and Spanish wines seized in Hull port. Ibid, pp. 82–3.
Treasurer Southampton to the Collector of Customs in Dover port, ordering him henceforward to exact and collect the duty of 5s. per ton on French shipping entering English ports, from any vessel arriving in Dover Road bound for the port of Dover: all in view of information that divers masters of packet boats and vessels that bring goods and passengers out of France make it their daily practice to deceive the King of the said duty by delivering their goods and passengers into small boats belonging to Dover which meet them in Dover Road. Ibid, p. 84
Aug. 22 Warrant from Treasurer Southampton to the Customs Commissioners to discharge the seizure of six bales of bayes sent by Thomas Brookeing, of Totnes down the river in a boat to Dartmouth to be carried to Plymouth in his ship called the "Two Brothers," same being seized for being put on board without a cocquet by Walter Iago, a merchant. Early Entry Book IX. p. 78.
Money warrant (dormant) for 240l. per an. to Andrew and Gabriell Mollett, King's Gardeners "and designers of all his gardens for altering them and making them into the neatest formes, and alsoe to keepe His Majesties Royal Garden that is to be planted with fruit trees and flowers in St. James's Park between St. James's House and the Spring Garden Wall": from Michaelmas last as by the Privy Seal of June 29 last. Ibid, XIV. p. 225.
Same for 100l. per an. to Thomas Loup, together with 4s. a day (during actual employment) from 1660, Dec. 18 to 1661, April 23 for his place as one of the King's Engineers to attend the matter of the Ordnance and Artillery as by letters patent of Oct. 16 last. Ibid, pp. 225–6.
Money warrant (for the issue by tallies on any orders unpaid to the Navy) for 2,882l. 1s. 7½d, representing the debts, detailed. due to ten brewers who brew for the Navy, viz., Henry Partridge, Richard Moore, Thomas Barker, William Bourne, John Planner, Richard Smith, James Walker, William Weston, Ralph Triplet and Timothy Alsopp. Ibid, p. 226.
Same for 6.000l. to Sir George Carteret to be paid by him to the Victualler of the Navy upon accompt. Ibid, p. 227.
Same for 450l. and 150l. to the Treasurer or Receiver General of the Queen Mother for half a year to Lady Day last on the yearly sums of 900l. and 300l. allowed by the late King on her jointure in lieu of Greenwax. Ibid.
Same for 1.000l. to same for half a year on the 2.000l. payable to said Queen Mother in respect of an agreement made by the late King with her in respect of the wardships granted in her jointure. Ibid.
Same for 2 333l. to Stephen Besse, tailor, in full of all bills. &c., for clothes purchased for His Majesty's use at his last being in France. Ibid, p. 228.
Same for 256l. 19s. 0d. to Hugh May, Paymaster of Works, for repair of the three lodges belonging to the House Park at Hampton Court. Ibid.
Same for 3.825l. 0s. 0d. and 4,840l. to Francis Simpson and John Simpson, His Majesty's jewellers in ordinary, for jewels and other things delivered for the King's use or for presents to ambassadors. Ibid, pp. 228–9.
Same, dormant, for the annuity or yearly pension of 200l. to Franc's Mansell. gent. Ibid, p. 240.
Treasurer Southampton to the Deputy Lieutenants of the counties of Hants, Norfolk and Wilts forwarding a letter from the Privy Council, as below, for their vigorous observance of same, and requiring a speedy account of the state and readiness of the King's forces, both horse and foot, in said counties. Ibid, VII. pp 26–8.
Prefixing:—A letter dated 1661, August 19 from the Privy Council to Treasurer Southampton as Lord Lieutenant of Wilts and similiter as Lord Lieutenant of co. Southampton. "By the advertisments we have from severall parts of the kingdom of the frequent meetings and complottings of persons of dangerous principles, of the seditious pamphlets which are dayly published and dispersed to preface and incite the people's minds to new troubles; and of the more than usual confidence and presumption that at present appears in many of those who were active instruments in the late times of usurpacon and tyranny that it is but too evident that there is a still an unreclaimable mutinous spirit in some persons in this kingdom." Therefore require him to use more than ordinary vigour and activity at present in settling, ordering and exercising the militia of his lieutenancy so as to be ready to suppress all seditions practices, and especially to have a watchful eye on the motions of particular signal persons who are notoriously disaffected, and upon any just ground of suspicion to disarm and secure them.
Aug. 22 Treasurer Southampton to the Attorney General to proceed in the matter of royal warrant of April 15 last concerning Mr. Heveningham's estate in accordance with a positive and special command given this day by the King at the Council Board. Early Entry Book, VII. p. 27.
Warrant from Treasurer Southampton to the Clerk of the Signet attending for a bill for the issue of 350l. to Sir Richard Prideux. surveyor of the Duchy of Cornwall for services, &c., in surveying several manors, lands, tenements and parcels of the said Duchy of Cornwall. Ibid, p. 29.
Same from same to the Clerk of the Pipe for a lease to Samuel Payne, citizen and merchant tailor of London, of a messuage and wharf in East Greenwich, part of the possessions of Henry Walthew under extent. Ibid, pp.36–7.
Prefixing:—A particular of the premises signed by the Deputy King's Remembrancer.
Same from same to same for a grant to Lawrence Blomley of the Inner Temple of four offices, described, of collector of rents and bailiff and collector of rents in London belonging to the late hospital of St. John of Jerus xem. Ibid, pp. 75–6.
Prefixing:—Particular of said offices and auditor J.Phellips's memorandum thereupon.
[?] Entry of demise by lease under the Exchequer Seal to Dorothy Coates, spinster, of the manor of Cound alias Cunde, co. Salop. Ibid, p.37.
Same of same to Thomas Jackson of divers tenements, &c., parcel of the college and chantry in the village of Rotherham, co. York. Ibid.
Same of same to Nicho. Kempe of a tenement in the manor of Trelugan, co. Cornwall. Ibid, p. 76.
Aug. 26 Privy Seal and money warrant thereon dated Sept. 11, for 1,000l. to Major Gen. George Ashrwengellen native of Sweden, as royal bounty. Ibid, XIV. pp. 229, 237.