Entry Book: September 1669

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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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September 1669

Date. Nature and Substance of the Entry. Reference.
Sept. 1 Sir G. Downing to Sir R. Long. Thirty pounds payable to the Pages of the Bedchamber for washing of sheets having been left out of the list, my Lords desire that payment thereof may be made out of loans on the [Crown] land revenue. Out Letters General II. p. 114.
Treasury order for 50l. to Col. Russell, keeper of Chinckford Walk. Order Book XXXVI. p. 68.
Sept. 10 Same for 5,000l. to the Earl of Sandwich [see p. 274 supra]. Ibid, XXXVII. p. 4.
Same for 8,000l. to John Peter in repayment of loan, on the Customs. Ibid, p. 5.
Sept. 13 Money warrant for 450l. to Sir William Doyly, junr., expended in rebuilding and fitting up His Majesty's house in St. Stephen's Court, Westminster, belonging to said Doyly's office as a Teller of the Exchequer. (Order hereon dated Sept. 14.) Warrants Early XVIII. pp. 257–8; Order Book XXXVII. p. 89.
Sept. 14 Treasury order for 467l. to Edward Backwell in repayment of loan: and for 1,000l. to Edward Warcup in repayment of same. Order Book XXXVII. p. 4.
Sept. 16 Sir G. Downing to Sir J. Duncombe. There has nothing passed the Treasury since my coming to town save only the providing of money for the mourning [for the late Queen Mother]. The King and Court intend to be in town on Saturday next. Out Letters General II. p. 115.
The like letter to Lord Ashley Ibid.
Sir G. Downing to the Treasurer of the Household. I did yesterday inform you that Alderman Bucknall had promised to send in the 5,000l. for mourning. But I received last night a letter from the Farmers of the Customs signed by Sir John Shaw, Sir Robert Viner and Sir Edmond Turner in answer to the letter I sent them, wherein they write that they will lend the money and send it into the Exchequer: which is better for that the money comes to the King at 6 per cent., and for that Alderman Backwell may now so much the better provide the 5,000l. for the Navy yet wanting on the loans on the [Crown] land revenue. about which you said you would speak with him. Ibid.
Same to the Customs Farmers. In reply to yours of the 15th. desiring a month to be fixed for repayment of your 5,000l. loan for the mourning, same has been assigned on the Customs for Decr. come twelvemonth, and that month will be expressed upon the tally. Ibid.
Sept. 18 Treasury order for 4,266l. 14s. 1d. for Lord Alington and AnthonySamuell, executors of the late Countess of Chesterfield. Order Book XXXVII. pp. 4, 89.
Sept. 20 Sign manual for 100l. to Dr. Chamberlayne for his board wages from June 7 last. (Money warrant hereon Oct. 1. Auditor's order hereon Oct. 5.) Warrants Early XV. p. 357; XVIII. p. 256.
Sept 21 The Treasury Lords to [Auditor Richard Aldworth] to receive the crown rents in Northumberland, Durham, and the Archdeaconry of Richmond, hitherto received by Mauger Norton, now suspended. Ibid, XXXVII. p. 266.
Sept. 22 Treasury fiat for royal letters patent to constitute Aaron Lawson collector of Boston port, loco Thomas Thorp, deceased. Out Letters Customs I. p. 181.
Sept. 24 Royal warrant to the Customs Farmers to permit Edward Backwell to export Custom free 40–50,000l. in guinea gold, being to supply and improve our merchants trade to the East Indies in regard he has of late brought in great quantities of foreign gold and silver, which by law he might have exported Custom free if he had not coined it in our Mint, and in regard he also engages to bring into the Mint within a short time a greater quantity of gold than he shall now export: on his giving security to the Mint to import and coin at least 60– 70,000l. within less than six months. Warrants Early XV. p. 378.
Sept. 25 Treasury order for 10l. to Elizabeth Lanier, widow, as royal bounty. Order Book XXXVII. p. 91.
Same for 200l. to Sidney Godolphin for defraying the charges of his voyage to Paris: and for 497l. 17s. 6¼d. to John Portman, goldsmith, for interest and charges of moneys advanced for the King's service. Ibid, p. 4.
Sept. 27 Money warrant for 100l. to Mrs. Winifrid Wells, one of the Queen's Maids of Honour, for half a year on her annuity or pension. Warrants Early XVIII. p. 262.
Same for 250l. to Mary Blagge for same as her pension of 500l. per an. Ibid, p. 263.
Warrant under the royal sign manual to Sir Henry Wood. By letters patent of 1665, May 24, we granted to Henry, Earl of St. Albans, Sir Kenelm Digby, deceased, Sir John Wintour, Sir Charles Harbord, Sir R. Long, Sir Peter Ball, and Sir Henry Wood certain honors, manors, lordships, castles, lands, &c., in an indenture, dated 1660, Nov. 12, to them granted by John, Lord Finch, Dame Mary Hatton, John Fountain, Henry Winne, and John Coell on trust to pay for two years from the decease of the Queen Mother the rents thereof to such persons as the Queen Mother should by will direct, but the said Queen Mother having died intestate, and having made no declaration under her sign manual or great seal or other seal concerning same, therefore Sir Henry Wood is hereby appointed Treasurer and Receiver General of all the aforesaid honors &c., for two years from the death of said Queen Mother to receive same and the arrears thereof and to pay same in accordance with directions to be given under the king's sign manual attested by two or more of the Treasury Lords. Ibid, XLII. pp. 1–2.
Sept. 28 Sir G. Downing to Mr. Williamson to insert the following publication in his next Thursday's Gazette: and also desiring him to deliver to bearer the draft of the letters of administration [? of the late Queen Mother's estate] "for I have direction to fill up the blanks and for the speedy passing of them."
"These are by order of the Lords of the Treasury to give notice that His Majesty reflecting upon the many good and faithful services of the honourable Sir Henry Wood, kt. and bart., one of the Council of her late Majesty and of the Queen that now is, hath continued him Treasurer and Receiver General of all rents, profits and fines now due or which shall become due for the term of two years to be accompted from the decease of her late Majesty the Queen Mother, out of the lands and tenements which were in jointure to her said Majesty: of which all receivers of the rents and profits aforesaid are to take notice accordingly and to pay the same to him."
Out Letters General II. p. 116.
Warrant under the royal sign manual to Sir Henry Wood to pay 6,995l. to Thomas Verbeck in final part of a warrant of the late Queen Mother's of Feb. 22 last for 27,000l. to him, being for so much paid by Verbeck to Sir Thomas Bond for the use and service of the said Queen Mother, for which said Bond is to render an account. And further to pay to said Bond 5,000l. upon account together with interest thereon at 6 per cent. from the date hereof till the date said 5,000l. shall be paid to him: to be employed for defraying the charge of said Queen Mother's funeral and for the wages of such of the servants as are set down in a list appointed by the King and according to such directions as he shall receive under the hands of His Majesty's Commissioners sent into France about that business. Warrants Early XLII. pp. 3–4.
Sept. 30 Money warrant for 100l. to Peter Watson, one of the King's Gentlemen Ushers Quarter Waiters in ordinary, in part of his arrears. Ibid, XVIII. p. 255.
Treasury warrant to the Receipt to discharge the baronet fee of 1,095l. due from Sir Ralph Delavall, he having been granted a discharge for same in 1660, "but the passing of his discharge at the Great Seal being omitted by neglect of his solicitor, process had issued out against him." Ibid.
Sir G. Downing to the Customs Farmers. My letter of the 27th was mistaken. It was intended not for you but for the late Farmers of the Customs. Out Letters General II. p. 117.
Same to the said late Farmers of the Customs to attend my Lords to-day about furnishing the 2,000l. on account of their late farm. Ibid.
Same to Alderman Backnall to attend my Lords on Monday about the docquet for the commission [to the Revenue farmers' commissioners] for Ireland; at which time the Irish Lords will be also here. Ibid, p. 118.
Same to the keeper of the King's Bench prison to bring Mr. Cotes to my Lords to-morrow. Ibid.