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Entry Book: July 1672, 1-15

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Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 3, 1669-1672. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1908.

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July 1672, 1-15

Date. Nature and Substance of the Entry. Reference.
July 1 The Treasury Lords to the Customs Commissioners to permit the delivery to Lady Kwarowell of two pieces of crape and five books belonging to her lately imported from France for her particular use: she paying Customs. Warrants Not Relating to Money III. p. 90.
Treasury warrant to Sir C. Harbord for a particular of a farm called Lever's farm, in Egham, Surrey, containing about 30 acres of land, with a view to a lease thereof to Elizabeth Chislet, widow of William Chislett, who had a grant thereof from the late Queen Mother and her Trustees. Ibid, p. 53.
July 2 Money warrant for 500l. to the Duke of Ormonde as one of the Gentlemen of the Bedchamber. Warrants Early XIX. p. 126.
Same for 25,000l. to William Ashburnham, Cofferer of the Household, as imprest for the Household. Ibid, p. 127.
Treasury warrant to the Auditor and [the] Receiver General of the Duchy of Cornwall to pay to Viscount Grandison and Edward Villiers all the receipts from time to time from the compositions for increased rents in said Duchy: to be by them paid to such person or persons as His Majesty shall from time to time direct by warrant under his royal signature: as by the privy seal of 1671, June 21. Ibid, p. 130.
[?] Money warrant for 50l. to Mrs. Rebecca Brouncker or her husband for half a year on her pension. Ibid.
July 2 Letter of direction on an order of 1670, May 20, for 250l. to Sir Algernon May, Keeper of the Roll and Records in the Tower, and by him transferred to Baptist May. Ibid, p. 123.
Sir Ro. Howard to the Trustees for sale of Fee Farms. You may now proceed to the sale of fee farms and other rents to any persons according to the rules and methods [formerly given you by my Lords]. notwithstanding any orders to the contrary. Out Letters General III. p. 138.
Entry of the reference to Sir C. Harbord, of the petition from Cha. Trevanion. Ibid.
[?] Same of same to same of the petition from Phipp [Philip] Harbord for a new grant of the offices of steward of the manor of Terrington and West Walton cum membris and of the hundred of Mitford cum membris with other manors in co. Norfolk: for the lives of him and his brother John Harbord. Ibid, p. 139.
[?] Same of same to same of the petition of William Aldworth for the bailiwicks of the manors of Barnsley cum Dodworth and Rosedale, and the stewardships of the manors of Patrington and Leven, co. Yorks. Ibid.
July 2 Same of same to same of the petition of Samuel Mottershed, of Macclesfield, co. Chester, for a renewal of a lease in his own name of a common bakehouse in said town of Macclesfield assigned to him by William Farringdon, of Worden, co. Lancs. Ibid.
Same of same to same of the petition of Tho. Lambert, gent, for a lease of a messuage and certain lands in Bentham and Sand Hutton in co. Yorks. Ibid, pp. 139–40.
Same of same to same of the petition of Thomas Browne for a lease of certain small parcels of land in Pinckbeck and Weston parcel of the manor of Spalding, co. Lincoln, heretofore demised to Leonard Browne, gent., his uncle, by the late Queen Mother; and also of a certain pasture of which petitioner is tenant. Ibid, p. 141.
July 2 Entry of the reference to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands of the petition of Percy Church, Esq., servant to the late Queen Mother, for renewal of his lease of the scite and demesne lands of the manor of Halliford, co. Midd., after a former lease in being to one Robert Sharp. Out Letters General III p. 141.
Same of same of the petition of Ann Master, daughter of Edward Master, deceased, for renewal of her estate in two small leases of certain lands and cottages in Kingsland, co. Hereford. Ibid, p. 142.
Same of same to same of the petition of Christopher Jay, citizen and alderman of Norwich, touching the sum of 1,000l. by him agreed to be paid to Mr. Foley in discharge of a debt due to His Majesty, which not being fully paid he is taken in execution at His Majesty's suit and in prison in the common gaol of Norwich; and praying liberty to go abroad [in England] and sell his land to raise money for discharge of said debt. Ibid.
Same of same to Mr. Sherwyn et al., of the petition of Sam. King, Receiver of the subsidy for Cambridge and Ely, praying an allowance for acting also as Solicitor thereof. Ibid, p. 141.
Treasury warrant to the Earl of St. Albans et al., Trustees of the late Queen Mother's jointure, to pass a grant to Philip Harbord of the office of Steward of the manor of Terrington and West Walton cum membris and Hundred of Mitford, co. Norfolk, with all the fees and profits thereof: to hold for 31 years during the life of said Philip and John his brother: said Philip having held same by grant from the late Queen Mother. Warrants Not Relating to Money III. p. 79.
[?] Entry of demise by in custodiam lease under the Exchequer seal to Josie Calmady, Esq., of the capital messuage and Barton called Le Head, in the parish of Chittlehampton and Chulmleigh, co. Devon, and other manors and lands there, part of the possessions of Rich. Guy, Esq., outlaw. Ibid.
[?] Same of same by same to Sir William Wise of the manor of Lund and Garrowby alias Garwaby, co. Yorks, and divers messuages and lands there, parcel of the possessions of Sir Thomas Remington, Kt., and Richard Remington, Esq., outlaws. Ibid.
[?] Same of same by same to Christopher Trubody of two messuages, &c., in the parish of Duloe, co Cornwall, parcel of the possessions of John Flamack, outlaw. Ibid.
[?] Same of same by same to William Wilkinson, gent., of several messuages in the manor of Worsborough, co. Yorks, part of the possessions of Francis Rockley, gent., outlaw. Ibid.
[?] Same of same by same to George French of several messuages, &c., in the parish of St. Margaret's, Westminster, co. Midd., part of the possessions of Harry Fitz James, Esq., outlaw. Ibid, p. 80.
July 2 Treasury subscription of a docquet dated 1672, June, of a royal sign manual for transferring the 70,772l. 6s. 8¼d. (which is due to Sir John Banks out of the Exchequer) from the respective branches of the revenue where it is now registered, and making it payable out of the fee farm sales; and to permit said Banks to purchase fee farms to that sum. British Museum Additional MS. 28,074, p. 66; King's Warrant Book III, pp. 147–9.
Undated privy seal hereof as follows.
Privy seal to the Treasury Lords to cause several orders as below payable to Sir John Banks to be transferred from the respective branches whereon they are registered and to register them on the moneys arising by the sale of fee farms and to permit said Banks to purchase fee farms therewith to the total of 77,702l. 6s. 8¼d. at 16 years' purchase for possession and 8 years' purchase for reversion: said total being made up as follows as appears by certificate of the Auditor of the Receipt of June 20 last of the sums due to said Bankes, viz. 17,286l. 19s. 9¼d. in orders registered on the Hearthmoney by assignment from Sir Dennis Gauden, late Victualler of the Navy, with interest thereon from 1671, Sept. 29, to 1672, June 16, being 216 days, amounting to 714l. 13s. 3d.: item, 959l. 15s. 0d. upon an order registered on the Hearthmoney in the name of said Bankes with interest thereon from 1671, July 18, to 1672, June 16, being 334 days, amounting to 52l. 13s. 3d.; item, 16,068l. upon orders registered on the Customs and Excise by assignment from said Gawden with interest thereon from 1671, June 26, to 1672, June 17, being 356 days, amounting to 940l. 6s. 0d.;item, 3,000l. upon an order registered on the London Excise in the name of said Bankes with interest thereon from 1671, Nov. 7, to 1672, June 16, being 222 days, amounting to 109l. 9s. 7d.;item, 5,000l. upon an order registered on the 310,000l. Wine Act by assignment from John Wadlow and John Sayres and since by the Treasury Lords transferred to the Additional Excise, together with interest thereon from 1671, Nov. 24, to 1672, June 16, being 205 days, amounting to 168l. 9s. 10d.; item, the following sums on which no interest is payable, viz: 375l. upon an order registered on the Heathmoney by assignment from Tho. Killegrew; item, 11,500l. by assignment of orders registered in the name of Sir Dennys Gawden on the late Act on Wines and Vinegar; item, 4,000l. by assignment of orders from Samuel Pepys registered on the Customs and Excise: all the above making a total of 60,202l. 6s. 8¼d.: "and whereas the said Sir John Bankes towards the answering of our extraordinary occasions at this time has agreed to furnish us with considerable sums of money and has already advanced the sum of 17,500l. as appears by tallies of loan for the same and is speedily to furnish us with a greater sum," therefore on the petition of said Bankes he is to be admitted to purchase fee farms as above for the full total as above.
July 2 Treasury warrant to Jo. Birch, Edwd. Wingate. and Edmund Waring, Commissioners of the Retrospect of the late Wine Act, to deliver to Auditor Aldworth all such bonds as he shall desire which do relate to the said wine duty: the Treasury Lords having referred to said Aldworth and to Richard Kingdon to examine the accounts relating to the receipts upon such bonds as were delivered over to said Birch, Wingate and Waring by the first Commissioners of the late Wine Act and they having reported that they found considerable sums of money not yet paid and remaining due on certain of said bonds. Warrants Not Relating to Money III. p. 60.
Treasury warrant to Sir Ro. Long et. al., the late Queen Mother's Trustees, to pass a grant to some nominee of Sir Rob. Howard of the bailiwick of Wallingford and Ewelme, co. Oxford, and Chertsey and the Hundred of Godley, co. Surrey, now void by the death of the late Queen Mother and a certain parcel of land called the Warren lying in the parish of Ewelme, co. Oxford, formerly in grant to the late Earl of Berkshire. Ibid, pp. 53–4.
July 3 Money warrant for 1,034l. 10s. 7d. to the Duke of Buckingham; 1,000l thereof to be received on account for provision of horses for the King, and 34l. 10s. 0d. without account as so much already expended by said Duke for His Majesty's service: the privy seal of Novr. 23 last for same sum being hereby ordered to be cancelled. Warrants Early XIX. p. 126.
Same, dormant, for 840l. per an. to George Viscount Grandison to be paid quarterly without account from Lady Day last: to be disbursed for His Majesty's service according to directions to be received from His Majesty. Ibid, p. 129.
Treasury allowance of the June 24 last quarter's salary bill, given in abstract, of the Commissioners and principal officers of the Customs (total 4,085l.), and of same of the several officers in London (total 7,214l. 5s. 0d.). Money Book (Customs) p. 62.
Sir Ro. Howard to Mr. Spry. By letters of the 24th ult. my Lords are informed that Arthur Upton and Francis Izaacson having seized 4 pipes of Spanish wines in your hands, and endeavouring to fetch them away you imprested their men, and by threats and other ill means forced them to desist from the execution of their duty. My Lords are greatly displeased thereat. If you do not speedily deliver up said goods to said officers you will be proceeded against. Out Letters General III. p. 140.
Sir Ro. Howard to Mr. Sherwyn et al., to examine the proposed sureties of George Vincent as Receiver of Hearthmoney for Leicester and Rutland, certified as a fit person for the said office by Jo. Crewe, Tho. Menge, Clem. Winstanley and Tho. Armston. Ibid, p. 141.
The Treasury Lords to the Customs Commissioners to permit the delivery, free of customs, of 166 ship pound weight of copper now on board the ship "De Jupiter," Jacob Encien Fix, skipper, and 114 ship pound weight of copper now on board the ship "King David," Henrick Mattison, skipper, same being to be employed in His Majesty's service in the coining of farthings. Warrants not Relating to Money III. pp. 54–5.
Same to same. Gomes Roderigo, merchant, did lately order his correspondent in Gallipoli to ship for England 300 tuns of oil with other goods in the first ship procurable; which said agent accordingly did ship on board a foreign vessel called the "Jerusalem" of Leghorn. Doubt is raised whether such importation is contrary to the Navigation Act. notwithstanding the King's Declaration of May 11 [sic for May 10] last. As we are fully satisfied that it is His Majesty's pleasure that the said Navigation Act in point of foreign bottoms importing goods and merchandises from foreign parts be wholly dispensed withall, you are to permit the importation of the above, taking only such duties for same as are directed by said declaration. Ibid, p. 55.
Report to the King from the Treasury Lords and the Earl of Bridgewater concerning the case between the Earl of Clancarty and the freeholders of Muskerry. The said Earl offered certain proposals as a ground for accommodation; which proposals were referred to three persons nominated on each side, viz. Sir Robert Murrey, Sir James Shaen and Sir John Brodericke for the Earl of Clancarty, and Richard Lord Le Power, Father Patrick and Cornelius Leavy for the freeholders. They have not agreed hereon and many disputes have arisen hereon about the valuation and quantities of lands, as to which no knowledge or certainty appears to us. Therefore think the whole case should be referred to the Lord Lieutenant and Council of Ireland. Ibid, p. 56.
July 3 The Treasury Lords to the Commissioners of Assessments for co. Norfolk. In yours of the 23rd ult. you agree with our construction of the Act of Parliament as to the point of reassessing. The arguments you use why we should not proceed in that way for bringing in the arrears we have considered and are very willing so far to comply with them as may consist with our duty to the King's service. The case stands thus. Several persons who lent money to His Majesty and otherwise accommodated his urgent occasions have their [re]payment assigned upon those assessments. Consequently the moneys are theirs and not His Majesty's, and His Majesty's honour is concerned for their satisfaction. They are not sparing of applying to His Majesty and importuning his ministers to cause the laws to be put in execution. We therefore cannot quit expectation of the moneys. Nevertheless we are willing to proceed with as much tenderness towards the country as the case will admit, and with all due respects to yourselves as persons of great worth and merit in His Majesty's service. We shall therefore give order that no process at present shall be issued. But you are to take some course that the moneys be raised and paid into the Exchequer some time in Michaelmas term next. Warrants Not Relating to Money III. p. 57.
Treasury warrant to [Dr. Christopher] Wren, Esq., Surveyor of the Works, and to the rest of the officers of the Works, to employ in the impaling of Hyde Park (a work of great necessity) such money and profits as shall arise and accrue to His Majesty from [the rents arising] thence. Ibid. p. 61.
July 4 Money warrant for 1,200l. to the Duke of Richmond for the second quarter of his ordinary as Ambassador Extraordinary to the King of Denmark: it being certified by Sir John Trevor that the said Duke took leave of His Majesty Feb. 28 last. Warrants Early XIX. p. 127.
Like warrant (as for Edward Buscawen, supra p. 1259), for Sir Samuel Barnardiston to purchase fee farms to the value of 150l. 3s. 5¼d. per an. representing in principal money 2,300l. and interest thereon, being part of the orders [formerly] assigned by Sir Stephen Fox [for the security of the city's loan of 60,000l.: the said 2,300l. part of said orders having been assigned to said Barnardiston by Sir Thomas Player, Chamberlain of the City of London, as in discharge pro tanto of said Barnardiston's share in said city debt of 60,000l.]: said orders to be taken as purchase money. Ibid.
Treasury warrant to the Cashier of the Customs to pay 2,830l. 16s. 0d. to William Batailhe for the impost bills of wines for the present year ending Xmas next: the yearly allowance now settled after the rate of 42s. per tun for wines which noblemen and others who ought to have the same, amounting to that sum. Money Book (Customs), pp. 60–1.
Entry of a Treasury order that a table be prepared for the King by the Victuallers of the Navy and Sir Jeremy Smith, Kt., containing every year's receipts and expenses of the Victualling since the Restoration. For the purpose hereof free access is to be given them to all records, papers and books relating hereto in whose custody soever that shall or may relate to any matters or things belonging to His Majesty's navy. Out Letters General III. p. 143.
Entry of reference to Mr. Sherwyn et al., of the petition of John Tooker for allowance for his extraordinary pains and service as solicitor for bringing in the subsidy in Somerset and Bristol. Ibid, p. 144.
July 4 Treasury allowance of the June 24 last quarter's salary bill of the Excise office for London, Middlesex, and Surrey. (Total 2,016l.). Money Book (Excise), p. 15.
Privy Seal for 15,000l. to James Hoare, senr., for copper blanks to be employed about making farthings. (Royal warrant for said privy seal, dated July 3. Money warrant for 5,000l. hereon, dated July 5, to James Hoare, junr. Another money warrant of same date for 5,000l. to James Hoare, senr.) King's Warrant Book III. pp. 127, 129; Warrants Early, XIX, pp. 126,148; Warrants Not Relating to Money III. p. 68.
Same for 10,000l. to Sir Ste. Fox for secret service. (Money warrant hereon, dated July 10.) King's Warrant Book III. p. 132; Warrants Early XIX. p. 134.
The like warrant (as Edward Buscawen's, supra p. 1259, under date June 22), for Richard Beckford of London, merchant, for the purchase of fee farm rents to the value of 35l. 16s. 4¾d. per an. representing a principal sum of 569l. on the like assigned orders with 6per cent. interest as above ibid. Warrants Early XIX. p. 122.
The like for Sir Edmund Turnor of London, Kt., for the purchase of fee farm rents to the value of 40l. 1s. 7d. per an. representing a principal sum of 700l. on the late assigned orders with 6 per cent. interest as above.
The Treasury Lords to the Customs Commissioners to employ Augustine Heardson as collector of Poulton fort loco. George Toulson, lately deceased. Warrants Not Relating to MoneyIII. pp. 60, 61.
— Long as a watchman in London port loco John Worsley, deceased.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to permit Salomon Dupont, Henry Tersmits and others, merchants, of La Rochelle, to re-lade their goods as follow by free cocquets in any ship as desired: they having lately petitioned the Treasury Lords setting forth that the ship "St. Olye," of Lubeck, was in March last seized and brought in to London port as prize and all the goods of her cargo, the proprietors of which were subjects of the French king, were delivered out on shore to the Sub-Commisioners of Prizes: but that His Majesty by his declaration has discharged said ship and goods which are accordingly ordered to be delivered to the proprietors without paying any incident charges. Ibid, p. 62.
[?] The Treasury Lords to same to employ John Massy as searcher and waiter at Liverpool loco Augustine Wilkins, who has deserted his employment. Ibid.
July 4 Treasury directions to same in the form of resolutions upon matters submitted to the Treasury by the said Customs Commissioners on the 2nd inst. As to the case of Tannat, collector of Looe, he is to be left to his prosecution at law for the goods by him seized. Ibid, pp. 63–4.
You are to give immediate order for payment of the salaries of the Customs officers in the out ports.
As to goods brought from the Straits, Canary Islands and other places in Europe (not mentioned in His Majesty's declaration [of May 10 last]) in foreign bottoms, viz: whether to be dispensed withal, we conceive it is His Majesty's intention that all such goods should be dispensed withal. You are therefore to suffer their importation accordingly in foreign bottoms until order to the contrary.
As to the bringing over of whalebone, train oil and such like commodities by the inhabitants of the Low Countries, such inhabitants are to pay upon the importing of same such and so much duty only as natural born subjects of the King should pay had they imported the same from the same place. And as touching cloth to be by the said inhabitants imported, its importation is to be admitted ad valorem. But you are to consider some expedient for preventing the importation of any foreign commodities under colour of the King's grace and favour to the inhabitants of the Low Countries, by such as shall import the same by way of traffic only, and not for safeguard and protection as was intended. In such expedient you are to take special care that His Majesty's whole intention towards the said inhabitants be fully preserved inviolable.
The pay of Ralph Clark, tidesman, is to be stopped until further order.
July 4 The Treasury Lords to the Customs Commissioners to employ John King as tidesman in Dover port loco Robert Fleming, deceased. Warrants Not Relating to Money III. p. 67.
Treasury warrant to the King's Remembrancer to prepare a commission to pass the Exchequer Seal to constitute John Vaughan as Receiver of Hearthmoney for Monmouth, Brecon and Radnor. Ibid.
July 5 Same to the Customs Commissioners for displacing Ralphe Clerke, a tidesman in London (reported to have occasioned the burning of the "Lantsman," a prize) and for putting William Southworth in his place. Ibid, p. 68.
Same to the King's Remembrancer to take the securities of John Vaughan as Receiver of Hearthmoney for cos. Monmouth, Brecon and Radnor, viz. said John Vaughan, Sir Henry Vaughan, of Derwydd, co. Carmarthen, Henry Mansell, of Llanelly, co. Carmarthen, and Richard Gwyn, of Swansea, co. Glamorgan. And let a commission for taking said securities be issued to William Gwynne, Walter Vaughan, Esq., John Loyd, and Theophilus Beaven, gent. Ibid, pp. 68–9.
July 6 Money warrant for 500l. for equipage, and 455l. for a quarter's ordinary to Major Edward Wood, as Envoy Extraordinary to the King of Sweden, as by the privy seal of June 29 last. Warrants Early XIX. p. 128.
Treasury warrant to Serjeant Francis Stevens to arrest Thomas Baldwyn, surety of Thomas Weeden, late Receiver of Assessments for co. Bucks, for the better securing His Majesty's moneys of that receipt. Ibid, p. 129; Warrants Not Relating to Money III. p. 73.
Same to same to arrest [Capt. Richard] Orton, there being considerable sums of Hearthmoney of the counties of Leicester and Rutland at this time remaining unanswered in his hands. Warrants Not Relating to Money III. p. 73.
July 8 Treasury subscription of a docquet dated 1672, July, of a grant of 500l. per an. to Bernard Greenvile, a Groom of the Bedchamber. British Museum Additional MS. 28,074, p. 68.
Same of same dated 1672, July, of a warrant to the Exchequer for so many fee farms to be set apart by the Trustees for Fee Farms, to be purchased by Baptist May, Keeper of the Privy Purse, as will satisfy several sums of money amounting to 19,242l. 10s. 0d. according to two orders formerly drawn at the Exchequer for the use of the Privy Purse: with directions to the Trustaes to make contracts for the same, and to the Exchequer to levy tallies upon such contracts and to discharge the Exchequer of the same money by making issues upon the said orders till the said sums be satisfied. (Similar subscription, dated July 17, of a docquet to apparently an identical effect.) Ibid, pp. 68, 74.
July 8 Sir Ro. Howard to the various Receivers of the Revenue and also to Mr. Sherwyn et al. [Agents for Taxes]. My Lords have appointed Friday next at the Earl of Shaftesbury's house in the Strand for considering and passing all your accounts and other matters relating to the revenue. Out Letters General III. p. 144.
Treasury warrant to the Auditor and the Receiver General of Crown Lands for North Wales, to pay Cornelius Manley, gent., his fee of 50l. per. an. as Constable of Harlech Castle, co. Merioneth, as by his letters patent of appointment of 1670–1, Mar. 21. Warrants Early XIX. p. 131.
The Treasury Lords to the Trustees for sale of Fee Farms. We have had some doubt and dissatisfaction concerning the purchasing of fee farm and other rents in the proceeding of which the ways and methods have not appeared to us so clear but that His Majesty may possibly be prejudiced. For preventing any further error or frauds we require you to observe the following directions in relation to all contracts for said fee farm and other rents for which conveyances are not yet passed. (1) Auditor Phillips is to affix to every contract that has or shall be passed and is still unconveyed, the rates of the said contract with his name subscribed and from time to time to deliver to you the said Trustees a copy of the total of such rates so affixed by him. And you the said Trustees are to examine and compare the said rate or rates with the contract or contracts to which they shall be affixed to the end they may from time to time know how all contracts do agree with the rates and purchase money and in order further that in the case of the contracts passed by Lord St. John and his partners [in the late intended farm of the Customs] it may likewise appear to you that the said contracts do not exceed 157,004l. 7s. 0d. and 30,000l. with such allowance as are usual in purchases of such nature. (2) The said rates so compared and examined with the contracts to which they are affixed you are to certify to us the Treasury Lords upon the several contracts under two or more of your hands and that they agree and are true. And you are to take care that no contracts be hereafter presented to us but with the rate so affixed and examined and certified as above. (3) Further you are to take care that all tallies produced to you may agree and be fitly applied to the several contracts before any conveyance pass. Warrants Not Relating to Money III. pp. 84–5.
Treasury warrant to the Earl of St. Albans [et al., Trustees of the late Queen Mother], to pass a grant to William Aldworth of the several offices of bailiff and collector of the rents of the manors of Rosedale and Barnsley cum Dodworth, with the several fees for the execution of said office amounting to 6l. 6s. 8d. per an. and of the office of Steward of the manors of Patrington and Leven, co. Yorks, with the fee of 20s. per an. Said grant to be prepared by Sir Peter Ball, late Attorney General to said late Queen Mother. Ibid, p. 74.
The Treasury Lords to the Customs Commissioners to permit the delivery, on payment of Customs, of six coaches, six boxes containing glasses, harness and other things belonging to said coaches and 200lb. weight of white wax candles imported into the port of London by the Duke of Buckingham which are for the proper use of the King and Queen. Ibid.
July 9 Treasury warrant to the Earl of St. Albans and the rest of the Trustees of the late Queen Mother to pass a grant to Thomas Detton, gent., of the office of Steward of the manor of Chertsey and Hundred of Godley, co. Surrey, with the fee of 50s. per an. and all other profits and fees to said office appertaining as the same was heretofore granted by the late Queen Mother to one Mr. Carleton: said Detton having executed said office under said Carleton for 31 years: the grant to contain a covenant for the court rolls to be duly and well made up and returned. Warrants Not Relating to Money III. p. 75.
July 27, amended to July 10 The Treasury Lords to the Customs Commissioners. William Blackett has petitioned the King setting forth that contrary to the king's declaration of May 10 last the Customs officers of Newcastle port have demanded and taken from him and others [aliens'] duty on coals exported in foreign vessels as by the Book of Rates, and praying that only natives' duty may be charged for same. By order in Council of June 21 last the King ordered that petitioner should be relieved. You are to see this carried out and that the Customs officers of Newcastle demand no more than such natives' duty notwithstanding the Book of Rates and the Act of tunnage and poundage: and that anything taken in excess hereof since May 10 last be repaid to petitioner. Ibid, p. 49.
July 10 Sir Ro. Howard to Auditor Beale to send my Lords a certificate of the state of the account of Sir George Carteret now before you, in order to the completing and declaration thereof. Out Letters General III. p. 144.
Same to the Governor of Dover. I am informed that you refuse to pay the bills of exchange lately drawn upon you by Sir Charles Wheeler for discharging the freight and passage of some soldiers brought over from America. I desire to know your resolution about it before representing it to my Lords. Mr. Houghs of Dublin was owner of the ship called the "Bull" that brought over the soldiers. Ibid, p. 145.
Money warrant for 150l.to Sir Samuell Moreland for 3 quarters on his pension of 200l. per an. granted by letters patent of 1670, Sept. 17. Warrants Early XIX. p. 132.
Same for 26l. 3s. 4d. to Thomas Jones for his fees for suing out the pardon of one Kelsey and other. Ibid.
Same for 100l. each to Lord Hawley, Sir C. Harbord, Sir William Haward, Sir Ro. Steward. Sir John Talbot, and William Harbord as Trustees for sale of Fee Farms; 62l. 10s. 0d. to Sir Ro. Howard, 100l. to Rob. Blaney and Richard Lightfoot as principal clerks, 75l. to two ordinary clerks, and 20l. to the messenger and doorkeeper to said Trustees: all for last midsummer quarter's salaries. Ibid, pp. 132–3.
Treasury allowance of Richard Gregory's bill (15l. 3s. 4d.) for his attendance on the Treasury Lords about such business and services as he has been employed in about His Majesty's special affairs: viz., for June 24 quarter last. Ibid, p. 133.
[? July 10] Treasury warrant to the principal officers and commissioners of the Navy to order the Treasurer of the Navy to pay 1,000l. a week for 5 weeks to Major Thomas Beckford for provision of clothes for the fleet. Warrants Early XIX. p. 133.
July 10 Money warrant for 1,700l. to Sir John Finch, Resident in the Court of the Great Duke of Florence, being extraordinaries allowed, viz. for intelligence and other private service. Ibid, p. 137.
The Treasury Lords to the Justices of Peace of co. Notts. The Excise Farmers for your county have complained of an order by you made at your Sessions, directing every gauger immediately upon the making of his gauge at every alehousekeeper's house, to leave a copy of his or their gauge of every respective brewing with such alehousekeeper, or in default thereof you direct that no warrant be granted for distress upon judgment passed againt such alehousekeeper for any offence against the laws of excise. On consideration hereof we find that such order made by you is against the letter of the law of excise, for the Act directs the copy of the gauge to be delivered after the entry made by the alehousekeeper. We cannot but believe that you will be sensible of this proceeding to be of a dangerous nature to the revenue of excise. We give you notice hereof before representing the same to the King in Council. These are therefore to direct you at the next Sessions of the Peace held for your county to make void the said order, and to leave the management of the revenue of excise to such methods as the law directs. Warrants Not Relating to Money III. p. 76.
[?] Entry of demise to Sir Herbert Price, kt. and bart., James Read, Esq., and John Renny as nominees of the children of Jasper and Martha Calthoff, of the capital messuage called Fauxhall. Ibid, p. 77.
July 10 Report to the King from the Treasury Lords on the petition of Vincent De la Barr, Thomas Delavall, Walter Pinchon, and John Bankes, of London, merchants, paying relief and reparation for the loss and seizure of their ship "St. John," by the Dutch in the year 1658. We find that said ship "St. John," 260 tons burden, Cornelius Rocheen, master, was on a trading voyage in Genoa in 1658, and was seized on the coast of Collubron [? Calabria or Formentera] by a Dutch ship called the "Northern Lyon," the loss and damage of which ship and her lading amount to 15,000l., the interest whereon at 6 per cent. from 1658 amounts to 12,600l. for which they could never receive satisfaction, though demanded by Sir George Downing, His Majesty's Envoy Extraordinary to the States of the United Provinces. In all treaties and revolutions of times [past] the damages of this kind were more particularly insisted on for satisfaction: and by the Treaty at Breda in 1667, all reparations are extinguished and out off; yet since that time the States of the United Provinces of the Netherlands have not only been refractory in the performance of any agreements concluded on, but also have committed many violences whereby they have wholly cancelled the obligation of all past treaties and left your Majesty and subjects as free in all justice and equity as if they had never been made. It is therefore our opinion that it is but just and seasonable for your Majesty to insist on reparations for your said injured subjects. Ibid, pp. 77–8.
Privy seal for the Treasury to authorise the Trustees for sale of Fee Farms to select such and so many of the fee farms and other rents in jointure, or intended to be in jointure, to the Queen Consort as the City of London, or any member thereof interested in the city loan of 60,000l. shall desire to purchase, and to admit such persons to purchase same at eight years' purchase, taking as ready money towards payment thereof the orders assigned by Sir Ste. Fox as security for repayment of said 60,000l. loan: assignments to be made by Sir Thomas Player of the sums due to such persons so desiring to purchase, and thereupon tallies to be levied at the Receipt for the money payable upon such contract by such purchasers, and the Exchequer to be discharged by making issues upon the respective assignments so made by Player. Finally so many of the Crown rents in possession previously set aside for discharge of said loan by the privy seal of Feb. 22 last as the actual purchases of these jointure rents in reversion under the present privy seal shall amount to, are to be taken off and otherwise disposed of for the King's use: this privy seal being made at the request of some of said purchasers who desire to purchase such jointure reversions. (Royal warrant, dated July 3, for said privy seal. Treasury subscription, dated July 10, of docquet hereof.) King's Warrant Book III. pp. 128, 141–2; British Additional MS. 28,074, p. 69.
July 10 Privy seal for the Receivers of Crown Revenues in South Wales and North Wales to pay out of the revenues thereof 1,106l. 13s. 4d. per an. to Henry Marquess of Worcester, Lord President of the Council in the Marches of Wales, for and towards the diet of the President and Council and for foreign expenses: said allowance to begin from Mar. 19 last and to be issued half-yearly in advance by way of imprest. (Royal warrant, undated, for said privy seal. Treasury subscription, dated July 10, of docquet hereof.) King's Warrant Book III. pp. 127, 146: British Museum Additional MS. 28,074, p. 70.
Same for the Treasury Lords to pay out of the Receipt to said Marquess of Worcester or to the Steward of the Household [of the President of Marches] 800l. per an. as imprest for the extraordinary expenses of the establishment of said Lord President of the Marches [viz. his household at Ludlow Castle, &c.] according to the establishment of 1668, Nov. 13, the first payment to be made by way of advance for the quarter commencing Lady Day last, and so on quarterly. (Royal warrant, dated July 3, for said privy seal. Treasury subscription, dated July 10, of docquet hereof. Money warrant, dormant, dated July 24.) King's Warrant Book III. pp. 127, 150–1; British Museum Additional MS. 28,074, p. 69: Warrants Early XIX. p. 153.
Same for 400l. per an. to the Marquess of Worcester for maintenance of his stable as President of the Marches. (Royal warrant of ? July 3, for said privy seal. Treasury subscription, dated July 10, of docquet hereof.) King's Warrant Book III. p. 127; British Museum Additional MS. 28,074, p. 70.
June [sic for July] 10 Sir Robert Howard to Sir C. Harbord. My Lords have received His Majesty's pleasure that a compensation shall be made to the proprietors of such lands as are lately taken in to Mote Park, Surrey. My Lords desire you to consider where so much other land may be found out as may be sufficient for that purpose. Out Letters General III. p. 144.
July 10 Treasury warrant to Richard Mountney, Cashier of the Customs, to compute interest at 10 per cent. from June 10 last on the bonds directed by Treasury order of June 7 last to be taken of Mr. Phillip Marsh on the imposition on wines to a total of 11,953l. 2s. 6d., said order requiring that "the interest being discounted on them you were to deliver [to the Navy Victualler] so many of the said bonds as in neat money amounted to 11,000l. in satisfaction of a tally for the like sum." Warrants Not Relating to Money III. p. 100.
July 10 Treasury warrant to the Marshal of the Marshalsea of the King's Bench to release Cadwallader Jones from custody, he being released from his debt of 2,500l. to the Crown by the privy seal of April 30 last. Warrants Not Relating to Money III. p. 80.
July 11 Same to the Receipt for tallies to be levied on Sir Robert Paston, bart., farmer of the Customs on unwrought wood, for 462l. 10s. 0d. to be paid to Dame Ruth Trevor, relict and administratrix of Sir John Trevor, late one of the principal Secretaries of State, being in full of what was due on his salary for the quarter ending June 24 last. Money Book (Customs), p. 63.
July 12 Declaration of accompt of John Newsham as Receiver of Hearthmoney for co. Warwick and the city of Coventry for 1669, Lady day to 1670, Michaelmas. (Charge 5,441l. 8s. 0d.; allowances and payments 5,307l. 19s. 0d.). King's Warrant Book III. p. 149.
Money warrant for a second quarter's ordinary of 40s. a day to Thomas Henshaw, Secretary to the Duke of Richmond as Ambassador Extraordinary to Denmark: said Duke having taken leave of His Majesty, Feb. 28 last. Warrants Early XIX. p. 136.
Letters of directions transferring certain orders as follow (registered on the London Excise or the Customs) to the fund arising from the sale of fee farm rents, viz: Ibid. p. 135.
One order dated 1671, Nov. 7, for 3,000l. to Sir John Bankes.
Two orders dated 1669, April 30, for 100l. and 300l. to Thomas Killegrew [and assigned over to Sir John Bankes].
One order dated 1669, Nov. 25, for 5,000l. to John Wadlow and John Sayres [and assigned as above].
Two orders dated 1671, June 26, for 1,000l. and 1,000l. to Samuel Pepys [and assigned as above].
Two orders dated 1671, June 26, to him [? Pepys or Bankes].
An order of 1670–1, Jan. 18, for 959l. 15s. 0d. to said Sir John Bankes.
Eight [sic] orders dated 1671, June 26, for respectively 1,720l. 14s. 0d., 1,720l 14s. 0d., 2,000l., 2,000l., 2,000l., 2,000l., and 2,626l. 12s. 0d., all to Sir Dennys Gawden.
Seventeen orders dated 1671, May 11, for 1,000l. each to Sir Dennys Gauden.
Twenty-two orders dated 1670, July 6: eight thereof for 250l. each, nine for 500l. each, two for 1,000l. each, three for 3,000l. each, all to Sir Dennys Gawden.
Sir Ro. Howard to Mr. Breames, collector of Sandwich, to give my Lords an account of such moneys as he has received of the profits of Mr. Jones's office as Customer of Sandwich. Out Letters General III. p. 142.
Same to the Customs Commissioners. I have orders from my Lords to finish Mr. Kirkby's instructions. What salary is he to have during his employment ? Ibid, p. 145.
Same to Dr. Dobble to attend my Lords forthwith on pain of arrest, to give an account why you will hold the possession of [part of] Windsor Park, having had satisfaction made you for your interest in it. Ibid, p. 146.
The like letter to Mr. Banister, tenant to said Dr. Dobble Ibid.
July 12 The Treasury Lords to the Customs Commissioners to see opened at Somerset House two boxes directed to the Queen and now in the ship "Love," of London, John Mervin, master, and lying at Bottle Quay: and to deliver same upon payment of Customs. Warrants Not Relating to Money III. p. 85.
Same to same to employ Richard Leake and Anthony Lamb as tidesmen in Newcastle port locis Thomas Fleetwood and David Sheriffe, who have declined their employments. Ibid, p. 88.
Treasury warrant to the King's Remembrancer, the Treasurer's Remembrancer, the Clerk of the Pipe, and the Clerk of the Estreats to forbear to make any process on any supers or to estreat any issues, or to make any process to levy any issues already returned upon any writs of distringas or other writs issued out of the Exchequer against any persons. high collectors, sub-collectors or others on whom supers have been set by the Receivers General of the Royal Aid, Additional supply, Eleven Months' tax, and One Month's tax: the Treasury Lords having written letters to the [Assessment] Commissioners of the several counties of England and Wales in which the persons live on whom said supers are set, which have for some counties produced good effect, and the same course is at present continued and there is probable ground to expect the like result from other counties. Ibid, p. 81.
The Treasury Lords to the Commissioners of Aids and Assessments for Oswaldslow Hundred, co. Worcester. We have lately received a letter from Col. Sandys in answer to ours of 1671, July 31. about a great arrear of 2,147l. 3s. 0d set in super by Robert Foley, Receiver of Aids and Eleven Months' Assessment [for said county] upon Rich. Hodgkins, deceased, late head collector of the Hundred of Oswaldslow, wherein said Sandys has given an account of his own and Mr. Street's endeavours to get in those arrears and particularly in finding out some money remaining in the sub-collectors' hands which cannot be put into a regular way of payment to His Majesty till a head collector be appointed in place of said Hodgkins to receive same from the sub-collectors and to clear and discharge said super in the Exchequer as it is set on said Hodgkins. Now in regard the Act of Parliament gives you, the Commissioners, full and absolute power of choosing head collectors, we desire you to choose some fit person for this who may pay said moneys into the Exchequer and levy a tally whereon is to be mentioned that the money so paid is towards discharge of the super set upon said Hodgkins. On your good report we will give him suitable recompense. Ibid.
Same to the Commissioners of Aids for the city of Chester, concerning the 628l. 0s. 9d. arrears of the Royal and Additional Aids set in super by the Receiver General thereof upon the city of Chester. We are informed that 400l. thereof is deposited in the hands of Mr. Hall but cannot be placed to the King's account nor the city discharged till the remainder be paid, "which we are informed had before this time been done had it not been for the refusal of the persons named on the other side of the leaf [names wanting] proceeding from a mistake or (which is worse) obstinacy." The pretence for their refusal is it seems that the powers of the Commissioners to levy are expired and therefore they threaten to bring actions against the persons that shall distrain. In the case of a far greater super standing out on the county of Suffolk, it has been lately adjudged in the Exchequer Court that the power of the Commissioners is in force so long as any part of the assessment remains unanswered to the King, and accordingly the Commissioners in that county proceed for the bringing in of that arrear. If this instance will not satisfy you we must desire you to proceed to levy, for neither the groundless scruples nor humours of any men are to be admitted to defeat His Majesty of his dues. Upon perusal of the names of the refusers we observe most of them not to be persons of the meanest quality, who if they shall persist in giving the rest so ill an example there will be notice taken of it. If process is issued they will find little satisfaction to themselves, nor will their imitators. Ibid, p. 82.
July 12 Treasury subscription of a docquet dated 1672, July, of a grant to Thomas Lord Clifford, Baron [Clifford] of Chudleigh, of the house, site, church, churchyard, manor, rectory, and presentation of Canington. co. Somerset in reversion after the estate therein granted 1662, July 15, to Sir John Mennes and Robert Phillipps, Esq.: being formerly granted by Hen. VIII. to Edward Rogers, Esq., also of a grant to same Lord Clifford of the manor of Rodway Fitzpaine, co. Somerset, and the hundred of Cannington, and free chapel of Piddle Walston, co. Dorset, in reversion after the estate tail therein of Sir Edwards Rogers as granted to him by said King Hen. VIII. British Museum Additional MS. 28,074, p. 71.
[?] [Same of same] dated 1672, July, of a grant to Francis Lord Hawley of the office of Captain or Keeper of Deal Castle, near Sandwich, Kent, upon the death of Francis Digby, Esq. Ibid, p. 72.
July 13 Treasury warrant to the Receipt to cancel the tally levied at the Receipt 1666, May 3, upon Geo. Gipps, Receiver of Aids for Suffolk, viz. for 1,400l. 8s. 7d.: and in place thereof to levy another tally for 1,300l. 8s. 7d. of the same date upon said Gipps, and one other tally for 100l.: the said Gipps having paid by the hands of John Gurling, head collector of the Beccles division of said county, 100l. to Sir Thomas Player, Chamberlain of London, in part of the whole of said sum of 1,400l. 8s. 7d. which had been assigned to said Player. Warrants Early XIX. pp. 135–6.
Same of same to pay to Sir Robt. Clayton 2,325l. 11s. 8d. due to him upon certain orders drawn in the Receipt, in the name of the Cofferer, registered on the fee farms and vested [by assignment] in said Clayton: this payment to be made out of fee farms notwithstanding the Treasury warrant to the contrary concerning the Navy Victuallers. Ibid, p. 137.
Same to same to pay 3,000l. to Sir John Bankes, being due upon an order drawn in the Receipt in the names of Robert Child and William Bowles, Masters of the Tents, registered on the fee farms and assigned to said Bankes. This payment to be made out of fee farms notwithstanding the Treasury warrant to the contrary concerning the Victuallers of the Navy. Ibid, p. 134.
Same to same to pay 2,200l. to Sir William Doyly, kt., being due on certain orders drawn in the Receipt in the name of the Cofferer of the Household and others, registered on the fee farms and assigned to said Doyly. Ibid.
Same to the King's Remembrancer for the issue of immediate extent against Sir John Shaw, the heirs of Sir John Wolstenholme, the heirs of Sir John Jacob and the heirs of Sir Nicholas Crispe, farmers of the farm of the Customs ended 1667, Sept. 29, they having neglected the payment of their debt and the clearing of their accounts. Ibid, pp. 137–8.
July 13 Money warrant for 120l. to Dame Katherine Loyd. relict of Sir Godfrey Loyd, for half a year on her pension granted 1670, July 28. Warrants Early XIX. p. 141.
Treasury warrant to the Receipt for the discharge of the baronet fee due from Nicholas Bacon of Gillingham, co. Norfolk. Ibid, p. 143.
Same to the King's Remembrancer to take the securities of John Davis of Hereford, Esq., as receiver of Hearthmoney, co. Hereford, said sureties being said Davis himself. Herbert Awbrey of Hereford, and Edward Cornwall of Moccas, co. Hereford: and for the taking of the said securities to issue a commission to Thos. Clerke, Robert Symonds and Thomas Paynard of the city of Hereford. Warrants Not Relating to Money III. p. 83.
The like warrant for taking the securities of John Colles as Receiver of Hearthmoney of Shropshire, viz.: said Colles, Thomas Alcock of London, merchant, Samuel Loyd, and James Downes of Shrewsbury, drapers: the commission for taking said securities is to be directed to Adam Otley, William Thynne, and Richard Clerke of Shrewsbury, Esqrs. Ibid.
The Treasury Lords to the Customs Commissioners to permit Richard Holt to receive certain goods by him lately bought of the Sub-Commissioners of Prizes in London port, viz.. some fustian dymoties on payment of ad valorem duty only: he finding that there is a greater duty demanded than the said goods are worth. Ibid, p. 86.
Treasury warrant to Col. Stroud to meet a bill of exchange drawn upon him by Sir Charles Wheeler, kt., (partner with said Stroud in the farm of the 4½ per cent. on sugars in Barbados), being for 490l. 1s. 4d. for provisions and freight of the officers and soldiers transported from the West Indies according to His Majesty's order. Ibid. p. 87.
The Treasury Lords to the Commissioners of the Retrospect of the late Wine Act to prepare a perfect account to the present time of all moneys whatsoever received of that duty since the determining of your last account thereof and how same has been disposed of; so that we may see what rests in your hands in order to its payment into the Receipt. Ibid. p. 88.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to employ John Hunter and Arthur Pem as tidesmen at Shields locis John Beame and William Turbett, who have declined their employments. Ibid,
Treasury warrant to the Earl of St. Albans et al., Trustees of the late Queen Mother's jointure, to pass a lease to Maurice Dellidally, Esq., one of the pages of His Majesty's Bedchamber, of the bailiwick and tolls at Boroughbridge, co. Yorks: same to be without fine which is remitted of His Majesty's special grace and favour in respect of said Dellidally's long and faithful services. Ibid. p. 89
Same to the Customs Commissioners to cause the ship "Frances," of Amsterdam, a dogger boat of 80 tuns burden, belonging to William Hicky, late citizen of Amsterdam (who is come over to inhabit here under the King's late proclamation of June 12 last), to be registered and entered as a free ship of His Majesty's kingdom, and to enjoy all immunities and privileges accordingly as any English built ships whatsoever do. "And also that you cause all such other ships or vessels [belonging to such inhabitants of the Low Countries] as are or shall hereafter come with their families to inhabit here to be likewise entered and registered without further order or warrant." Ibid. pp. 99–100.
Prefixing:—Royal sign manual for same, dated July 12.
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Treasury subscription of a docquet dated 1672, July, of a grant to the Rt. Hon. Henry Coventry. Esq., of the office of one of His Majesty's principal secretaries of State: with the fee of 100l. per an. British Museum Additional MS. 28,074, pp. 72, 75.
Same of same dated 1672, July, of a grant to Arnold Griffith, Esq., of the place of one of the 5 subsearches of London port in reversion after Daniell Colwall, Tho. Burton. Rob. Foster, William Docwrs, and John Seymour, or any of them. Ibid, p. 73
July 15 Royal sign manual for 100l. to William Chiffinch as royal bounty. King's Warrant Book III. p. III.
Sir Ro. Howard to Mr. Banister, tenant to Dr. Dobble, to attend my Lords this day fortnight about the possession of [part of] Windsor Park. Out Letters General III. p. 146.
Treasury instructions to William Kirby, Esq. [for his expedition to Ireland as surveyor to prevent abuses of the Navigation Act there]. Divers ships do come into several ports of Ireland from His Majesty's Plantations with tobacco and other Plantation commodities contrary to the Acts of 22 and 23 Car. II. for regulation of the Plantation Trade, to His Majesty's loss in his Customs in England and to the manifest decay of the trade of this realm. You are to enquire what ships and to what place belonging have so landed goods and at what time since Michaelmas last: what goods have been so landed and what duties paid, and to make a return to the Treasury of the names and masters of such ships, and whether or no they went from any port of England to the Plantations, and from what port, and whether they have given bond in such port of departure, or have departed from any other foreign port not allowed by law. To this end you are to inspect the books of the Customs in all the ports of England as well of the patent officers as of the Farmers. You are to make a return to the Treasury that so not only these evils may be prevented for the future, but that the Farmers of the Customs of Ireland may make satisfaction to His Majesty for so much of the duty upon Plantation commodities as they have unduly received. Warrants Not Relating to Money III. p. 102.
Sir Ro. Howard to Mr. Baker. My Lords have lately made known to the King some overtures proposed about farming the Chimney money. On consideration thereof His Majesty has decided that there be no further proceedings therein by way of farm, but that it do continue in collection as now it is. Out Letters General III. p. 146.
Same to the Trustees for sale of Fee Farms to certify the Treasury a schedule what rents you have selected in pursuance of my Lords' warrant for reserving 6,000l. per an. for the city of London, and how much thereof is already sold and what sum remains to be satisfied to the city of their 60,000l. debt. Ibid p. 147.