Entry Book: December 1664

Pages 627-631

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

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December 1664

Date. Nature and Substance of the Entry. Reference.
Dec. 2 Money warrant, dormant, for the annuity of 100l. to Sir John Berkenhead, one of the Masters of Requests: as by the letters patent of March 22 last. Ibid, p. 236.
Letter of direction concerning the 500l. remaining unpaid on the money warrant for 1,000l. to Mary Roberts, as by the Privy Seal of 1662, Nov. 9. Ibid, p. 238.
Same concerning 1,000l. in part of the warrant of 1663, Nov. 20, for 2,700l. to Stephen Fox for secret service. Ibid.
Dec. 2 Money warrant for 250l. as half a year on the pension to the Countess of Brentford for supply of her pressing necessities: as by the King's special command, and notwithstanding the restraint on pensions. Early Entry Book V. p. 239.
[?] Warrant from Treasurer Southampton to the Receipt to continue (by means of debentures for the present) the payment of the pension of 500l. per an. to Mrs. Blagge (Blague) notwithstanding the restraint of pensions, and accordingly for a half-year thereupon at present: as by the royal sign manual of the 29th ult. Ibid.
Dec. 3 Money warrant, dormant, for the annuity of 20l. per an. to Henry Bone for the service done to his late Majesty in the preservation of his deer in St. John's Wood. co. Midd., as by the letters patent of 1636–7, March 23. Ibid, p. 241.
Dec. 8 Money warrant for 190,000l to Sir John Jacob, Sir Nicholas Crisp and Sir John Harrison, to be by them disposed for the benefit of themselves and all such persons as were farmers and contractors with them of the late Customs: they having advanced to the late King 20,000l. on their lease of the Customs whereof they were totally deprived by the late Long Parliament: which said debt his present Majesty has taken upon himself as binding him in honour if not in law: all as by the letters patent of August 3 last: same to be by tallies on the Farmers of the Customs by 40,000l. a year. Ibid. pp. 241–2.
Same for 15,728l. 18s. 10d. to Sir John Jacob to repay certain sums of money advanced by said Jacob and Robert Seyliard as part of a loan of 30,000l. made to the late King by Sir Paul Pindar, said Jacobs being then joint farmer of the Customs with said Pindar, and also to repay a certain surplusage on the account of said Jacob as collector of the Pretermitted Customs, and owing to the said Jacob at 1641, August 10, at which time the said Customs were taken away by Parliament: all as by the letters patent of August 10 last: same to be paid by 3,145l. 15s. 9d. a year for five years out of the farm of the Customs. Ibid, pp. 243–4.
Same for 12,000l. to Sir John Wolstenholme, being paid by him as another part of the abovesaid loan of 30,000l. made by Sir Paul Pindar, he being then also a joint farmer of Customs with said Pindar: all as by the letters patent of August 10 last, same to be paid by 2,400l. a year for five years out of the farm of the Customs. Ibid, pp. 244–5.
[?] A series of entries lacking the final entry [which would be a minute or the abovesaid money warrant by Treasurer Southampton] concerning the abovesaid loan of 12,000l. advanced to the Receipt by Sir John Wolstenholme and his father in April May and June, 1640, they having been appointed in 1619. July 23, collectors of the Impositions outwards in the port of London: for which said loansthey could never have allowance nor satisfaction by reason the said impositions were taken away in 1641. The said entries relating to the above being as follows: (1) Note of petition from said Wolstenholme, alleging as above: (2) Minute of reference made hereon by Treasurer Southampton, dated 1662, Novr. 9, requiring petitioner to attend the Surveyor General: (3) Report hereon dated 1663, April 25. by the Surveyor General and Auditors. John Wood and B. Beale: (4) (5) (6) Two affidavits by said Wolstenholme and Thomas Heatly, and a memorandum by Christopher Turner, a Baron of the Exchequer, of a deposition made before the Barons of the Exchequer by Sir John Jacob. Ibid, X. pp. 287–8.
Dec. 12 Money warrant for 20,000l. to William Ashburnham, Cofferer of the Household, for four months from Oct. 1 last on the allowance for said Household, as by the Privy Seal of Novr. 30 last directing 60 000l. a year for the Household. Early Entry Book V. p. 247.
Dec. 13 Treasurer Southampton and Lord Ashley to Sir John Skelton, Deputy Governor of Plymouth, and to Sir Philip Honywood, Deputy Governor of Portsmouth, severally, concerning the two orders in Council of the 30th ult. concerning the care of prize ships, ut supra, p. 577. Appoint them to join with the officers appointed by the Customs Farmers to see these orders of Council executed, to the end due entries may be made of all such ships and inventories of their cargo, and of all ordnance, ammunition and tackle belonging to the said ships; and no embezzlement made. Ibid, X. pp. 296–7.
Money warrant for 440l. 3s. 8d. to Sir Jeffery Shakerley, Governor of Chester Castle for five months, 1664. June 25 to November 26, for said Castle. Ibid, V. p. 225.
Same for 300l. in part of 1,000l. to Stephen Fox for secret service, as by the Privy Seal of Nov. 30 last. "And let 200l. thereof. which is intended the one for Mr. Henshaw the other for Mr. Gage. whom His Majesty instantly commands away upon perticuler urgent occasions, bee paid so soone as the order is signed and brought to you. The other 100l. is intended for Sir Faithfull Fortescue as His Majesties free guift." Ibid, p. 246.
Warrant from Treasurer Southampton to Sir Edward Baynton, late high sheriff of Wilts, to pay 50l. to Francis Sambrooke, Clerk of the Peace of said county, out of firehearth money for his pains in promoting the collection of said firehearth money. Ibid.
Money warrant, dormant, for the ancient fee of 6l. 13s. 4d. per an. to William Packer and Robert Packer for the office of Usher of the Receipt: they having a grant of the reversion of said office, 1627. July 16, in reversion after Henry Lyde and Robert Bowyer Ibid, p. 247.
Warrant from Treasurer Southampton to the Auditor and to the Receiver of Crown Revenues in the Duchy of Cornwall, to pay the yearly fee of 200l. out of the issues of the tin coinage to James Robins for the office of trier or assayer of tin at all the coinages of tin within the counties of Cornwall and Devon; said office having been granted 1628, August 4, to Thomas Wiseman and Henry Sweeting, which said Wiseman by deed of 1639, Nov. 5, deputed Sir Nicholas Slanning and Henry (later Sir Henry) Carey to said office, which said Carey by deed of 1660, August 11, assigned said office to said Robins: which assignment is confirmed by a deed of said Wiseman of the 2nd inst.: and his present Majesty having granted said office to said Robins by letters patent of 1660–1, Jan. 8. Ibid, pp. 248–9.
Dec. 14 Dormant warrant for the fee of 40l per an. to Henry Cooke, as composer in His Majesty's private music for voices in ordinary, loco Dr. Charles Coleman, deceased: as by the letters patent of August 8 last. Ibid, p. 250.
Dec. 17 Money warrant for 100l. to Mrs. Justicia Stepney, alias Vandike, for her present necessities: to be charged on her pension of 200l. per an.: as by the letters patent of 1662, May 5, and notwithstanding the restraint of pensions. Early Entry Book V. p. 250.
Same for 100l. (in part of the 1,000l. to Stephen Fox for secret service, as by the Privy Seal of Novr. 30 last) same being intended for Richard Carr, an engineer whom His Majesty forthwith employs upon his special services. Ibid.
Same (dormant) for the fee of 10l. per an. to Sir Thomas Fan-shaw for the office of Coroner and Attorney in the King's Bench, as granted to him (by the name of Thomas Fanshaw, Esq., of Jenkins, co. Essex) by letters patent of 1660, June 27. Ibid, p. 251.
Money warrant for 500l. to Thomas Rosse, Esq., without account, as by the Privy Seal of Nov. 30 last. Ibid.
Same for 100l. to Major Langhorne for the supply of his present necessities, same to come out of the 1,000l. warranted to Stephen Fox for secret service: as by the Privy Seal of Nov. 30 last. Ibid, p. 252.
Warrant from Treasurer Southampton to the Receipt for tallies to be struck to credit the Customs Farmers with 1,346l 2s. 0d. and 393l. 8s. 0d. by them paid for the garrisons of Hull and Scarborough respectively for three months ended the 25th ult. Ibid.
Same from same to Robert Hill, Receiver of Firehearth Money in co. Cambridge, to pay 50l. to Samuel King, Clerk of the Peace of said county, for his diligence in advancing the collection of said firehearth or chimney money. Ibid, p. 253.
Same from same to Robert Naper, Receiver General of the Duchy of Cornwall. to pay to William Harbord, Esq., 120l. towards his charges in the survey of His Majesty's woods in the Forest of Sherwood by virtue of the Commission under the Exchequer Seal of Oct. 25 last. Ibid, pp. 253–4.
Same from same to Robert Hill. Receiver of the revenues of firehearths in co. Cambridge, to pay 50l. to Samuel King. Clerk of the Peace for said county, for promoting the return of said firehearth money from said county. Ibid, p. 235.
Dec 22 Same from same to the Receipt for tallies on the Excise for 801l. 10s 0d. for three months' pay of the garrison of Plymouth from Sept. 30 to Dec. 22. Ibid, p 254
Same from same to same for tallies on the Tenths of Lincoln for 150l. to Thomas Loope for one year to 1663. Xmas, as one of His Majesty's engineers to attend the Master of the Ordnance and Artillery: as by letters patent of 1660, Oct. 16. Ibid.
Same from same to Sir Ralph Freeman and Henry Slingesby, Masters and Workers of the Mint, to pay out of the remains of the French [Dunkirk] moneys 10,000l. to Stephen Fox for a supply of divers important services which require a present payment and cannot without prejudice await the ordinary revenue: as by the royal sign manual of the 21st inst Ibid, pp. 255–6.
Appending:—Copy of said royal sign manual.
Dec. 22 Money warrant for 6,000l. to John Kirke, Receiver and Paymaster of the wages and board wages of the Band of Gentlemen Pensioners, for one year to 1663, June 24, for said said Band: as by letters patent of 1661, April 11. Early Entry Book V. p. 255.
Same, dormant, for the allowances of 100l. per an. and 20l. per an. to Charles Arundel, one of the pages attending the Queen Consort: as by the Privy Seal of Sept. 12 last. The like for Thomas Sandys as a same. Ibid, p. 256.
Money warrant for 20l. each to Judith Hobson, Elizabeth Pinkney and Elizabeth Burrell. widows, and 10l. to Peter Carey, son of Elizabeth Carey, widow, deceased, as royal bounty for their present necessities. Ibid, p. 257.
Same for 5,000l., in further part of 10,000l., to Hugh May, Paymaster of the Works, for one year to 1663, Xmas, for the repair of the royal palaces, &c Ibid, p. 258.
Dec. 23 Same for the payment of several sums amounting in all to 650l. to Lieut. Col. Thomas Hunt, being moneys due to the King upon fines for tenements, &c., in the Duchy of Cornwall from various tenants, detailed, and which the King has granted to said Hunt in consideration of his loyalty and sufferings. Ibid, pp. 266–7.
Dec. 30 Same for three months' pay [from November 1 last] to Sir Gilbert Talbot, by way of advance, on his ordinary of 5l. a day as Envoy Extraordinary to the King of Denmark. Ibid, p. 264.