Entry Book: November 1664

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November 1664

Date. Nature and Substance of the Entry. Reference.
Nov. 1 Same for 10,000l. to Viscount Fitz Hardinge for the Privy Purse, as by the Privy Seal of the 15th ult. Ibid, p. 216.
Nov. 3 Warrant from Treasurer Southampton appointing Ralph Cock, of Newcastle, to be assistant to the Company of Eastland merchants in the execution of the powers granted to them by charter for hindering the trade of persons unfree of their Society by stopping and hindering the shipping and landing of all such goods at Newcastle, Sunderland, Hartlepool, Stockton and Whitby if without the Company's warrant. (This warrant altered 1665, April 30. and made in the name of John Scarth.) Ibid, X. p. 289.
Nov. 4 Money warrant for 1,939l. 2s. 4d. to Lord Widdrington, Governor of Berwick, for the pay of the three companies in that garrison, 1664, June 24, to the 25th inst.: this sum, with the 150l. warranted Jan. 9 last for repairs of said garrison, to be by tallies on the Customs. Early Entry Book V. p. 216.
Warrant from Treasurer Southampton to the Receipt for the discharge of the baronet fee of 1,095l. due from Sir Theophilus Biddulph, of Westcombe, co. Kent. Ibid.
Nov. 7 Money warrant for 17,500l. and 125l. to Thomas Povey for the garrison of Tangier for three months to the 4th inst. Ibid, p. 217.
Nov. 9 Note of the attestation by Treasurer Southampton and Lord Ashley of the declaration of the account of Sir William Waller, farmer of Prizage and Butlerage, viz., for two years to 1662, Sept. 29. Ibid, p. 287.
Money warrant for 2,469l. 12s. 3d. to William Ashburnham, Esq., Cofferer of the Household for one year's allowances to Sept. 29 last, for board wages, viz., of 70l. a year each to the Gentlemen of the Chapel, and 30l. a year each for the diet, lodging, washing, and teaching of the children of the Chapel, the latter to be paid to Henry Cooke, master of the said children: and other fees, detailed, to the Sergeant, Yeomen, and Grooms of the Vestry. Ibid, pp. 220–1.
Nov. 11 Letter of direction concerning a further part of the 11,362l. 13s. 7½d. warranted to Sir Edward Griffin, Treasurer of the Chamber, in part of 30,000l., as by the Privy Seal of June 27 last. Ibid, p. 219.
Money warrant for 100l. to James Norfolk, Sergeant at Arms attending the House of Commons, for incidents for said house. Ibid, p. 223.
Nov. 12 Warrant from Treasurer Southampton to the Customs Farmers to discharge a seizure of linen and paper belonging to William Milphy, master of the "Morleaux Merchant," Henry Taylor and others, and lately brought from Morlaix. Ibid, X. pp. 289–90.
Prefixing:—Note of petition by said Milphy, with Treasurer Southampton's order of reference thereon and report on same from the Customs Farmers.
Money warrant for 200l. to Mr. Kirke, Paymaster of the Band of Pensioners, as so much due to William Sheldon as one of the Gentlemen pensioners who is now employed as Deputy Governor of Guernsey: he being now with some forces immediately to transport himself thither. Ibid, V. p. 218.
Letter of direction concerning the 6,500l. warranted April 30 last, to Sir William Walter for moneys lent to the late King at Oxford: same having been assigned on the two last subsidies which will not extend to pay it. Ibid, pp. 219–20.
Money warrant for 3,421l. 16s. 8d. for the pay of Portsmouth garrison, May 14 last to Oct. 1. Ibid, p. 221.
Letter of direction concerning 400l., part of 900l. due to John Hingston for providing a fair double organ for His Majesty's chapel at Whitehall. Ibid, p. 222.
Warrant from Treasurer Southampton to the Receipt for tallies to be struck periodically at the Receipt to discharge the Postmaster or Farmer of the Post Office for any moneys by him paid to Thomas Parnell on his allowance for attending Court to receive and deliver letters: as by the Privy Seal of 1661–2, Jan. 22. Ibid, p. 227.
[?Nov. 12] Order to the Excise Commissioners to pay 30l. to the Rector and churchwardens of St. Bartholomew Exchange, towards the repairs there, ut supra, p 575, under date 1664, July 26. Early Entry Book XII. p. 128.
Nov. 14 Money warrant for 22,642l. 16s. 8d. to Stephen Fox for the pay of the Guards, 1664, August 6 to Oct. 1. Ibid, V. p. 221.
Warrant from Treasurer Southampton to the Clerk of the Signet for a Privy Seal for 1,000l. to same for secret service. Ibid.
Treasurer Southampton to Sir Thomas Player, Chamberlain of London, forwarding a copy of the order of the King in Council of date the 11th inst., appropriating to the services of the Navy, strictly and entirely, the second 100,000l. now borrowed of the city: same being decided upon on the report of the Committee of the Council for the affairs of the Admiralty and Navy. "His Majesty being now to give you security for it, the draught whereof is now in the hands of my Lord Major to consider and satisfie the lenders with, I cannot formally give any direcons [money warrants] upon it. But because you know the nature of this sea service and that the not supplying it for any small time may throw that business into a greate backwardness which all our endeavours should be to advance, I pray you to continue your confidence towards the Treasurer of the Navy and to supply to him what moneys you can." Ibid pp. 222–3.
Appending:—Copy of said order in Council.
Money warrant for the amount due for 1662, Aug. 30 to 1664, Sept. 30 to Robert Holmes, Captain and Commander of the new fort of Sandown, in the Isle of Wight, on the allowances as in his letters patent of 1660, Oct. 22. for himself and 30 soldiers. Ibid, pp. 223–4.
Same for one year's pay each to the Grooms of His Majesty's Bedchamber and to Thomas Chiffinch, Keeper of [the closet and pictures], in part of their arrears. Ibid, p. 224.
Nov. 15 Same for 1,995l. to Edward Backwell for secret service without account. Ibid, p. 225.
Warrant from Treasurer Southampton to the Auditor and to the Receiver of Crown revenues in co. York to continue to pay and allow the annuity of 102l. 13s. 4d. to Robert Tompkins (son of Nathaniel Tompkins, gent., who was murdered for his loyalty in the late usurpation), which was granted by the late King: notwithstanding the general stop of the payment of all pensions. Ibid, pp. 225–6.
Same from same to same in the Welsh counties to pay to James Grosvenor (appointed Sergeant at Arms to attend the President and Council of Wales and the Marches) the allowance of 2s. a day and the former allowance of 1s. a day: same to be payable out of the revenues of the manor of Wigmore, alias Wigmoreland. Ibid, p. 226.
Same from same to the Clerk of the Pipe to make allowance to the Sheriff of co. Stafford of the creation money of 20 marks per an., payable to Viscount Stafford, as by the letters patent of 1640, Nov. 11, viz., for 4½ years in arrear at Michaelmas last; and for the said creation money yearly in future. Ibid, p. 228.
Same from same to the Receipt for tallies on the Excise of Cornwall for 500l. for Richard Arundel for and towards the monthly pay of Pendennis garrison. Ibid.
Nov. 15 Warrant from Treasurer Southampton to the Receipt to use all pains to get paid into the Receipt the arrear of 75l. owing by the late Bishop of Exeter for Tenths due at Xmas, 1661, and to appropriate same (together with another 100l. due out of the same Tenths at Xmas, 1663) to the payment of the fees due to Sir Ralph Freman, Gervas Holles, and Sir John Birkenhead. three of the Masters of Requests. Early Entry Book V. p. 229.
Nov. 17 Money warrant (erased, see Dec. 30, infra p. 631) for a quarter's ordinary to Sir Gilbert Talbot, Envoy Extraordinary to the King of Denmark. Ibid, p. 231.
Nov. 19 Letter of direction concerning part of the 795l. 6s. 10d. already warranted to Thomas Bishop, butcher. Ibid, p. 229.
Treasurer Southampton to Sir Thomas Player to pay 20,000l. (out of the city's loan of 100,000l. to the King, to Col. Legg, Lieutenant of the Ordnance, being for the provision of ordnance and gunpowder. Ibid, pp. 229–30.
Appending:—Royal warrant of the 16th inst. for the above.
Treasurer Southampton and Lord Ashley to the Customs Farmers, forwarding a copy of an order of the King in Council made the 16th inst. on the recommendation of the Committee for the Affairs of the Admiralty and Navy, which said order represented that it will be necessary to appoint some persons to take charge of such ships and prizes as shall be seized. and thereupon directed that for the present the Customs Farmers should appoint their officers in the several ports to take the care and charge of such prizes as shall be taken. In accordance herewith direct the said Farmers to appoint two officers in each of the outports for said purpose. Ibid, X. pp. 290–1.
Nov. 20 Fiat by Treasurer Southampton for royal letters patent to constitute Thomas Hodges, Customer of Boston, loco Robert Saunderson, resigned. Ibid, p. 296.
Nov. 21 Sir Philip Warwick to the Customs Farmers to pass, Customs free, certain stores, detailed, for the use of the garrison of Tangier. Ibid, p. 291.
Prefixing:—Certificate by Samuel Pepys of said stores.
Letter of direction concerning the 1,560l. warranted to the Earl of St. Albans for Guernsey garrison. Ibid, V. p. 232.
Together with:—Money warrant for 300l. to Mrs. Mewse on the Privy Seal of 1663, July 4.
Treasurer Southampton to the Auditor of the Receipt to include the two daughters of Mrs. Boynton, viz., Catherine and Isabella, in her pension as provided by her patent. Ibid, p. 233.
Nov. 22 Same to same to have money in readiness in order to the despatch of Mr. Sheldon to Guernsey, including 480l. for the raising and conducting of his men. Ibid, p. 231.
Money warrant for 10l. to Col. Francis Burges for his services and necessities. Ibid.
Warrant from Treasurer Southampton to Francis Stephens, Sergeant at Arms, to arrest Thomas Knapper, an attorney in Frome, steward to Sir George Horner, and Benjamin Avery, attorney and steward to one _ Leversage, who have replevied several goods taken in distress by the officers of George Skipp, Farmer of Excise of co. Somerset. Ibid, XII. p. 129.
Nov. 22 Warrant from Treasurer Southampton to the Customs Farmers to discharge a seizure of 17 hats belonging to Sir Richard Sandford, Sir Henry Bedinfield and John Jeggom, purchased by them for their own use, being lately in France. Early Entry Book X. p. 292.
Appending:—Note of petition of said Sandford, &c., and report thereon by the Customs Farmers. "The 17 hats doe belong to private Gentlemen who may be ignorant of the prohibition and for their own uses and not as merchandize."
The like for 3 cwt of indigo shipped from Bristol to London by William Stevens, of Bristol, draper, and seized as forfeited for want of a certificate. Ibid.
Prefixing:—Note of said Stevens's petition, and report thereon by the Customs Farmers.
Nov. 24 Same from same to same to discharge a seizure of 18 hogsheads of tobacco sent in August last by Nathaniell Atwood from Bristol to Watcher, and seized for want of a certificate. Ibid, p. 293
Prefixing:—Note of said Atwood's petition, and report thereon by the Customs Farmers.
Same from same to deliver to the Comte de Cominges, Ambassador from the French King, 30 tuns of French wine, Custom free. Ibid.
Appending:—Royal warrant for same of the 11th inst.
Money warrant for 371l. 14s. 0d. to Captain William Sheldon, Deputy Governor of Guernsey, for three months' pay of a foot company under his command in that island to date from its first muster: and 100l. for raising and transporting the said company: the above sums, together with 200l. owing to said Sheldon for two years as one of the Gentlemen Pensioners, to be paid out of the chimney money. Ibid, V. p. 232.
Letter of direction concerning part of the 1,400l. warranted to Thomas Turner for secret service, viz, as to 1,000l. in part thereof, which is to be paid out of 1,000l. which will remain in the hands of Thomas Stringer and John Fisher out of 20,000l. after payment of some debts contracted by the late King at Oxford. Ibid, p. 233.
Money warrant for 50l. to Ann Booth, widow, as royal bounty for her late husband's services. Ibid.
Warrant from Treasurer Southampton to the Receipt to charge the 125l. advanced to Rowland Langhorne by the warrant of March 5 as in part of his pension of 500l. per an. Ibid, p. 234.
Money warrant, dormant, for the fee of 2s. a day each to Jerome Greene, John Robinson, Thomas Witherden, Richard Elton, William Lowe, Thomas Greene, John Maxwell, Henry Carter and Bartholomew Lucar, sworn servants to the Queen Consort, as Grooms of the Chamber in ordinary: to date from 1663, June 24. Ibid.
Warrant from Treasurer Southampton to Francis Stephens, Sergeant at Arms, to arrest the following persons for violently opposing the officers of Edward Chamberlain, Farmer of Excise of co. Gloucester, in the execution of several warrants of distress, refusing the officers entrance into their houses, and denying to pay any Excise at all, viz.: Thomas Bower, of Newent, in the Forest of Dean; Thomas Bosine (Boseme), of Mitcheldean; John Ashton and Giles White, of Lydney; Anthony Hathaway, of Mitcheldean; Edward Parlour (Parlor), of Parkend; Thomas Griffith, of Yorkley; and Jsaac Tyler, William Tyler, Samuel Morgan, Edward Long, of Lydbrook. Ibid, XII. pp. 129–30.
Nov. 26 Treasurer Southampton and Lord Ashley to Capt. Alexander Culpepper, Commander of Cowes Castle, concerning his refusal to permit the Customs Farmers to take an account of and to secure the goods on board the ships now embarked in Cowes Road. Strictly command his obedience hereto. Early Entry Book X. p. 294.
Warrant from same to the Customs Farmers to pay the fee of 61l. per an. to John Rowe, senr., as Customer of Chichester, as by the letters patent of Dec. 19 last. Ibid, p. 297.
Same from same to the Receipt to discharge the Baronet fee of 1,095l. due from Sir Littleton Osbaldeston, of Chadlington, co. Oxford. Ibid, V. p. 234.
Nov. 28 Same from same to Sir John Watts, Receiver [of the revenue of firehearths] of co. Herts, to pay to Thomas Burges, Clerk of the Peace of said county, 50l. for promoting the returns of the firehearths in said county. Ibid, p. 235.
Nov. 29 Money warrant for 250l. to Thomas Povey for half a year to Lady Day last for the five ministers (or four ministers and a school-master as the Governor shall appoint, in the island of Jamaica. Ibid, p. 236.
Same for 22 642l. 16s. 8d. to Stephen Fox for the pay of the Guards from Oct. 1 last to the 26th inst. Ibid, p. 237.
Letter of direction concerning the 487l. warranted to the Heralds, &c., of the College of Arms, viz.: as to part of same which is to be by tallies on Gilbert Havers. Receiver of Crown revenues in co. Norfolk and Huntingdon for the year ended 1663, Sept. 29, and on Christopher Jay, present same. Ibid.
Warrant from Treasurer Southampton to the Receipt to discharge Captain John Lloyd of the sum of 267l. charged upon him upon his account for the Excise of Denbigh and Flint as a Sub-Commissioner of Excise for North Wales in 1661: same being in regard of his services to the King in the late wars as Cornet of his own troop in the West parts of England: as by the Privy Seal of Oct. 25 last. Ibid, pp. 238–9.
Nov. 30 Same from same to same for tallies to be struck to discharge Charles Lord Gerard of 220l. owing by him on the Voluntary Present and poll money: same to be allowed as towards his expenses of 341l. incurred in the journey to France which he made by His Majesty's appointment. Ibid, p. 248.
Royal sign manual (and Treasurer's warrant thereon dated Decr. 3 following) for the issue of 10,000l. out of the Dunkirk money in the Tower, to Sir George Carteret for the Navy, for victuals which are of such present importance that they may not without great hazard and inconvenience be put to expect till money can arise upon the ordinary revenue. Ibid, p. 240.