Entry Book: January 1666

Pages 711-716

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

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January 1666

Date. Nature and Substance of the Entry. Reference.
Jan. [? 1] Warrant under the royal sign manual to Sir Ralph Freman and Henry Slingsby to deliver up to Sir Stephen Fox all his acquittances for the sum of 51,100l. in part of 60,000l. paid by them to him out of the French moneys coined in the Mint, the same being to be charged against Fox as if issued from the Receipt: and further to pay into the Receipt the balance of 8,900l. still unpaid to said Fox by them towards his said 60,000l. Early Entry Book, XIII. p. 161.
Jan. 4 Warrant from Treasurer Southampton to the Surveyor General of Woods on the other side Trent and to the Woodward, &c., of Sherwood Forest to fell 20 trees for re-building Captain Green a house, his having been accidentally burned. Ibid, p. 142.
Appending:—Captain Greene's petition.
Money warrant, dated from Oxford, for 400l. to the Treasurer of the Chamber for [Richard] Marriott, lately deceased. late Housekeeper of Hampton Court: to come out of moneys remaining in the hands of Mr. Duppa, of the second moiety of the second subsidy of [the clergy in] the Diocese of Sarum. Ibid, pp. 142–3.
Same, dormant, for the fee of 12d. a day to James Marriott for his office of keeping of His Majesty's privy lodgings and wardrobe within the honor of Hampton Court to which he was appointed by letters patent of 1664–5, Feb. 2, loco Richard Marriot, lately deceased. Ibid. p. 143.
Warrant from Treasurer Southampton to the Woodward of co. Southampton to pay 126l. to William Pawlett, Master of Malwood Lodge and Rail in New Forest, for disbursements there; and further to execute other works there. Ibid, pp. 159–60.
Prefixing:—Certificate by Barnard Knapton, the under woodward, and by James Barrow et al., regarders of said forest, as to said disbursements.
[?] Money warrant for 100l. for the following ten messengers of the Chamber in Ordinary for their extraordinary charges in their particular attendance on the King during this progress, viz. John Blundall, Percivall Stanny, Robert Osler, Joh Sumnar, Tho. Trewlock. Ralph Rutter, Tho. Dixon. John Wilson, Ric. Carter, Tho. Widdowes. Ibid, p. 160.
Jan. 5 Treasurer Southampton [from Oxford] to Sir Robert Long, Auditor of the Receipt [at Nonsuch]. The proclamation for the return of the Exchequer to Westminster came not back till to-day. It will pass the seals to-morrow and must then be printed and dispersed. The day will be the 20th. But I believe you may so dispose yourselves in the meantime that such a number of officers may be at Westminster [as] that His Majesty's business may proceed in both places, for Sir George Downing complains much that the delay between Westminster and Nonsuch retards all. I likewise find by Sir George Downing that you retaining the [original form of each warrant or] order he must pay money upon the copies, which regularly the Teller should not. Pray accommodate it between you. Downing proposes that I and Lord Ashley should sign blank orders. This seems unreasonable unless my predecessors in office have done the like on the like occasions. I do not object if you agree to Downing's proposition that the moneys paid in upon loans [on the Additional Aid] may be used for any payments relating to the war, as these moneys are no way appropriated in the Act. So the 20,000l. ready money to the victualler [of the Navy] may be paid out of them, and also the remainder of the 5,000l. which Downing wants for the poor petitioners [prisoners], for the poor men will think themselves deserted if they have to attend their proper course of payment. Refers also to Mr. Pyke's privy seal, the 950l. for the Wardrobe, and the 20,000l. for Sir Stephen Fox for the garrisons of Guernsey and Jersey. I know not how to gratify Downing in his desire of preferring his payment of 5,000l. for the prisoners beyond the seas because the Act directs that the payments, to be registered by the King's warrant, be made in course as they are registered, and the first designations of those payments which you have registered were made by His Majesty and the Duke of York before I knew of it; but finding that 5,000l. for the prisoners omitted I moved and it was inserted. Downing conceives that it would further the service if the whole 20,000l. were to be paid by him as Teller. Therefore charge it singly upon him and not upon several receipts. Lord Ashley is expected here daily, and when he comes I shall recommend to him all expedition in these and all future orders. Early Entry Book XIII. pp. 143–6.
[? Jan. 5]
Dec. 12.]
Money warrant for 622l. 10s. 0d. and 1,000l. to the Duke of Albemarle, Master of the Horse, for horses purchased for the King and Queen. Ibid, pp. 103, 146.
Jan. 6 Treasurer Southampton to the Auditor and other officers of the Receipt, dated Oxford, forwarding a copy of the King's proclamation for removing the Exchequer back again from Nonsuch to Westminster, and requiring them in the meantime to have so many officers of the several offices sent to Westminster as that all loans and certificates upon the Act for the Additional Aid may receive all possible despatch. Ibid, p. 148.
Jan. 9 Same to Sir Robert Long, Auditor of the Receipt, dated from Oxford, forwarding the royal warrant for 150,000l. for the Navy. We expect Lord Ashley to-night, and then the messenger will hasten unto you. You'll make as good roome for loans and certificates [on the Additional Aid] as you possibly can. Ibid, pp. 149, 150.
Appending:—Warrant under the Royal sign manual, dated the 7th inst., to Treasurer Southampton to pay to the Treasurer of the Navy 50,000l., and 50,000l. for the victualler, and 50,000l. for the Navy in General: all out of the Additional Aid.
[? Jan. 9] Money warrant, dated from Oxford, for 43.285l. 13s. 4d. for the Guards for 1665, Sept. 13 to 1665–6, Jan. 20. Early Entry Book XIII p. 150.
Jan. 12 Same for the arrears due to the Clerks of the Council on their ancient fee of 50l. per an. from the Restoration to the date when it was raised to 250l.: also for one year's salary at 250l. per an. Ibid, p. 161.
Same, dormant, for the salary of the Lord Privy Seal, he having been hitherto paid for his diet "until the time that His Majesty reduced and lessened the expense of his own household and putt downe the greate dietts and that upon the new establishment of his Household which began from Michaelmas was 12 month he should be paid thenceforward," further to pay him thereupon during the time of the said suspension of the diets, the same allowance having been made in the case of several of the other great diets. Ibid, p. 162.
Warrant from Treasurer Southampton to the Receipt for the issue of 33,333l. 6s. 8d. to William Ashburnham, Cofferer of the Household, for four months for the expense of the Household from Oct. 1 last: as by the Privy Seal of Jan. 8 last, directing 100,000l. per an. for the said Household. Ibid, pp. 158–9.
Appending:—Copy of said Privy Seal.
Same from same to the officers of the Ordnance. to call to account forthwith Mr. Harding, Receiver General of the Royal Aid for co. Bedford, who is detaining moneys of that tax which he ought to have paid in for the use of the Office of Ordnance. Sir Humphry Winch, the member for that county, and Mr. Scawen will be able to give information as to his accounts. In case of any delay from Harding "I shall be forced to send a Serjeant at Armes for him to Oxford to answer the same to His Majesty and the Councell." Ibid, p. 155.
Treasurer Southampton to Sir Charles Harbord, Surveyor General, for a ratal of certain rents in the Duchy of Cornwall, viz. in Tinten, Ryme, West Anthony, Landulph, Landrine. and Leigh Durant: of which John Trelawney prays a grant. Ibid, pp. 156–7.
Prefixing:—Royal sign manual.
Appending:—Particulars of the rents.
Money warrant for 54l. 15s. 0d. and 45l. 12s. 6d. to James Beck, one of His Majesty's Sergeants at Arms, for one year's arrears of salary and board wages. Ibid, p. 160
Jan. 13 Treasurer Southampton and Lord Ashley to_proposing, in return for an advance of the tax of the whole county of_for one or both years, that the repayment should be by the receiver of the county out of his receipt for that county, with abatement of interest, and he to be discharged pro rata in the Exchequer. If less than one or both years was advanced, then the sum advanced must be paid topically for some Hundreds, &c., and those places would be discharged [in the Exchequer]. If this way be not pursued but that single persons make loans without relation to the taxes of that county as advanced by themselves then the re-payment must be according to the registering the orders in the Exchequer out of the moneys paid for the whole kingdom in course according to the date of the order, which perchance is not so satisfactory but will be equally secure. Ibid. p. 157.
Jan. 13 Treasurer Southampton to Sir John Wolstenholme and the other Farmers of the Customs. Have communicated to the King in Council their request for the removal of the present embargo in relation to the ships trading to the Plantations: "the reasons whereof were well considered and there was all inclinacon imagenable to cherish and promote that important trade. Nevertheless in this juncture of time it was supposed much better for the general concerne of this nation (which must ever find its preference) that the merchants and planters should make out some other way of accomodation than be gratified in the removal of the embargo, least the mariners and seafaring men upon such a licence as you desire should be too apt to decline the danger of this summer's expedition. And therefore His Majesty resolved for the satisfaction of the merchants and planters for this year to dispense that that trade should be brought home in foreign ships and vessels and that the merchants might furnish their owne ships with foreign mariners at Ostend or other ports in Flanders where it's said there are very many to be entertained and hired. Nor was it thought fitt that any orders should be given to countermand the pressing mariners out of ships homewards bound untill they come to the port of their discharge; it being too probable that the mariners would thereby find shifts to withdraw themselves and decline the King's service." Early Entry Book XIII. p. 163.
Jan. 15 Money warrant, dormant, for the pension of 200l. per an. to Julian Conyngsby, spinster. for her hazardous service to the King after his escape from Worcester: as by the letters patent of Dec. 18 last. Ibid, pp 162–3.
Jan. 17
Money warrant for 1,000l. to Thomas Povey for the ministers of Jamaica for two years from 1664, Lady Day. Ibid, p. 171.
Same for 1,000l. to George Krevet in full of the Privy Seal of 1663, April 28, for 3,000l. for discharge of the late entertainment of the Russian Ambassador here. Ibid.
[?] An entry of the establishment for the fort at Yarmouth. (Total 15l 8s. 0d. per month). The like of the establishment for the garrison of Jersey. (Total 683l. 4s. 0d. per month). Ibid, pp. 171, 172–3.
Jan. 19
Warrant from Treasurer Southampton and Lord Ashley to Thomas Corben, Surveyor General of Woods, for 20 trees to be felled for a house for Capt. Richard Green, in Sherwood Forest, and for 20 acres of waste land to be chosen for his house. Ibid, p. 166.
Same from Treasurer Southampton to the Auditor of the Receipt to comply with certain rules laid down by the Duke of York as Lord High Admiral, upon a proposition made by the Treasurer of the Navy for regulating the payments in the Navy Office (by the 13th of which rules it is directed that the controller should receive from time to time an accompt from the Auditor of the Exchequer of the moneys, assignments or tallies given to the Treasurer of the Navy) and in accordance therewith is to furnish from time to time the said account to the said controller). Ibid, pp. 166–7.
Jan. 22
Treasurer Southampton and Lord Ashley to Sir Edward Hopton and others [Commissioners for the county of Hereford for the Royal Aid and the Additional Aid]. In reply to their letter of the 11th inst. Mr. Price is to continue Receiver General of last year's assessment of the Royal Aid only till Michaelmas last, and any such moneys received before that time by Mr. Bowdler are to be paid by him to Mr. Price. As there has been a great failure among the collectors, pray them in future to endeavour the remedy. Early Entry Book XIII. pp. 165–6.
Jan. 23
Treasurer Southampton's allowance of Richard Gregory's bill of cravings for attendance, &c., as one of the messengers of the Chamber in ordinary for six months to Xmas last (total, 45l. 16s. 8d.). Ibid, p. 169
Money warrant for 1,600l. to Sir Oliver Butler (Boteler) for so much lent to the late King at several times. Ibid, p. 170.
Jan. 25
Treasurer Southampton and Lord Ashley to Henry Brabant, one of the Commissioners of the Custom House at Newcastle, to be communicated to all the other Commissioners and officers, in reply to their letter concerning the King's [customs and] fee farm rents being charged to the Royal Aid, as well as other [revenues and] lands of the King's subjects. The true reason thereof was that the two Houses of Parliament, not knowing how to agree upon a new and equal rate for a general tax, were forced to make use of the last rates that had been made in the time of the usurpation, in which time all things were violated. If they had had leisure to frame a new model of a tax they would never have charged the King unto himself. But it was never intended to extend it to the Customs, whether in collection or farm. "Besides which wee must lett you know that His Majestys officers of his Customs in that port have violated His Majestys grant unto his farmers by making entryes, delivering oocquets, and discharging ships, without the consent of the farmers or their agents"; which the King by his patent makes penal. Hope they will desist herefrom, or else attend the Council Board hereon. Ibid, pp 171–2
Jan. 25 Treasurer Southampton to Lord Herbert, Sir James Thynne, Sir Edward Hungerford, and the rest of the Deputy Lieutenants of co. Wilts, concerning the last two years' tax, at the rate of one month [in each year] for 70,000l. a month given to the King for the militia. Much of this for the county of Wilts is collected and in the hands of several constables and collectors and also in Mr. Burges' hands, "though I as Lord Lieutenant and conformable unto the Acte constituted Mr. Levett Receiver thereof." Requests them to see to it that said Burgesse conforms hereto. Ibid. p. 168.
Money warrant, dormant, for Sir John Kelinge's salary as Chief Justice of the King's Bench: as by letters patent of Nov. 21 last. Ibid p. 169.
Jan. 26
Treasurer Southampton and Lord Ashley to Sir Christopher Turnor and Sir Richard Raynsford, Barons of the Exchequer, concerning the prosecution against Abraham Anselme, a London brewer, who having discovered a dangerous conspiracy of all the London brewers against the London Excise (which was fully proved, it being first examined at the Council Board, and next at the King's Bench, and the conspirators condemned and fined for the same) is now prosecuted by one Freind, a brewer, for perjury. Recommend the case to them as so much concerning the revenue, seeing how unwilling men will be ever to detect such conspiracies if a circumstance may subject them to so much trouble, charge and disgrace. Ibid, p. 170.
Jan 27 Money warrant for 1,200l. to Col. Charles Wheeler for His Majesty's special service without accompt, as by the Privy Seal of July 31 last. Early Entry Book XIII. p. 174.
Warrant from Treasurer Southampton to Thomas Corbin, Surveyor General [of Woods, Trent North] to conform to the King's commands under the royal signet and sign manual granting to Lord Byron the sole right to purchase the lops and tops and refuse wood from navy timber felled in the hayes of Bricklane and Billhay in Sherwood Forest. Ibid.
Money warrant for 200l to George Porter, Esq., Gentleman of the Privy Chamber to the Queen Consort, for the charge of his journey into France on His Majesty's particular service. Ibid, pp. 174–5.