Entry Book: December 1669

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December 1669

Date. Nature and Substance of the Entry. Reference.
Dec. 1 Report to the King from the Treasury Lords on the petition of Edward Henton, son of Dr. Richard Heaton, late Dean of Clonfert, concerning the grant of lands called Balleskenagh, in the King's county and barony of Clonlisk. Warrants Early XXXVII. pp. 274–5.
Sir G. Downing to the Customs Farmers conveying the Treasury Lords' consent to the royal warrant of Sept. 24 last permitting Edward Backwell to export Custom free 40–50,000l. in Guinea Gold. Out Letters Customs I. p. 187.
Dec. 1 The Treasury Lords to the King's Remembrancer for immediate extent to issue against Adam Moone, of London, goldsmith, John Lawrence, of London, jeweller. Robert Lawrence, of London, brewer, and Abraham Moone, of London, merchant. for 2,080l. due to Sir Richard Pigot, Perient Trott, and Humphry Beane, the late Hearth money Farmers, for the rent of the farm of Hearth money for co. Bucks. Warrants Early XXXVI. p. 147.
Appending:—Affidavit of William Webb, Auditor to the said late Hearth money Farmers.
The like for an extent against Stephen Smith, of Sedbury. co. Gloucester, and William Hayward, of Wilcot, co. Wilts, for 3,557l. 11s. 0d. similarly due for rent of the farm of Hearth money for co. Gloucester. Ibid, p. 148.
Appending:—Similar affidavit.
The like for an extent against Tho. Hodgkin, of Croydon, co. Surrey. John Carlton, of Addington, co. Surrey, Robert Mawer, of Westminster, and Thomas Powell, of Kelsterton, co. Flint, for 7,650l. similarly due for rent of the farm of Hearth money in the Dominion of Wales. Ibid, pp. 148–9.
Appending:—Similar affidavit.
The like for an extent against Anthony Mawker, junr., of Milton Barnet, co. Wilts, Richard Carey, of Littleton, co. Worcester, Lamerock Stradling, of Roath, co. Glamorgan, Anthony Mauker, senr, of Milton Barnet. and Thomas Stratton, of Woodborough, Wilts, for 3,537l. 11s. 0d. similarly due for rent of the farm of Hearth money for co. Gloucester. Ibid, p. 149.
Appending:—Similar affidavit.
Treasury order for Sir Ste. Fox for the various garrisons, detailed, ut supra, pp. 234–5. Order Book XXXVII. pp. 251, 252.
15,000l. to same for the Guards.
709l. 6s 8d. to same to be disposed by the King's special order.
386l. 8s. 0d. to same for Scilly Island.
791l. 18s. 8d. to same for Jersey.
522l. 4s. 0d. to same for Guernsey.
153l. 16s. 11d. to same for the Earl of St. Albans.
Same for 25l. to William Legg. Page of Honour, as royal bounty. Ibid, p. 91.
Sir G. Downing to Mr. Willis, Head Collector of Cornwall, to attend my Lords this day three weeks concerning the super of 897l. 5s. 6¾d. set on him in the accounts of Charles Trevanyon, late Receiver of Aids for Cornwall. Out Letters General II. p. 166.
Same to Lord Willoughby putting off his business till Saturday, some urgent occasions requiring my Lords to be at the House of Commons to-morrow. Ibid, p. 167.
Same to Sir Oliver Butler to attend this day week at the reading of Mr. Hornigold's petition. Ibid.
Dec. 2 Treasury order for 500l. to the Earl of Essex, Ambassador to Denmark. for mourning for the Queen Mother. Order Book XXXVII. p. 10.
Sir G. Downing to Mr. Colvile to attend him at the Treasury Chamber to-morrow "about some commands which I have from the Treasury Lords." Out Letters General II. p. 167.
Dec. 3 Money warrant for 25l. to John Feild for half a year's fees as one of the King's falconers (his salary having been stopped by Treasury order of 1668, Nov. 13, in pursuance of the order in Council of 1668, May 16, but having been again allowed by order of Council of Oct. 6 last). Warrants Early XVIII. p. 279.
Sir G. Downing to Sir W. Doily for an affidavit of the moneys in the hands of Mr. Weedon, Receiver of co. Bucks. Out Letters General II. p. 167.
Same to Mr. Meynell. I will give you an accompt to-morrow how the business stands as to your 5,000l. on the chimneys that there may be an end put thereto. Ibid.
Same to Auditor Parsons to attend my Lords on Monday to receive some books relating to the accompt of Mr. Milton late a collector under Mr. Harris of the Chimney money in Devonshire. Ibid, p. 168.
Same to Mr. Lawrence. My Lords are much concerned that Cadwallader Jones is not arrested. If he be not forthwith taken into custody they will appoint some one else to see it done. Ibid.
Same to Ambassador Temple. Mr. Carew refuses to deliver the King's share of the tin at Ostend to Major Andros upon pretence that he wants authority for it. Please see the tin delivered to Andros and if you find any boggling on the part of Custis endeavour to recover the money by process or otherwise. "You have never returned hither the names of any security for Custis only named one Muschampe whom I never heard of nor know where to find." Ibid, p. 169.
Same to Major Andros concerning the above action of Carew at which my Lords wonder as you have my Lords' commission to take the tin whereas Carew has only Sir William Temple's authority to take care of it. If Mr. Carew make any difficulty or delay you are forthwith in His Majesty's name to lay an arrest for His Majesty's use upon the whole tin that was fished. Ibid.
Same to Anth. Carew, merchant of Ostend, to deliver the tin to Andros forthwith. Ibid, p. 170.
The Treasury Lords to Lord St. John concerning the arrears payable to Mr. Horne, deceased, late woodward, now claimed by his widow. Warrants Early XXXVII. p. 276.
Treasury warrant to the Earl of Bridgewater to continue as High Steward and Steward of the manor of Tring, co. Herts, part of the late Queen Mother's jointure. Ibid, p. 278.
[?] Entry of demise by lease under the Exchequer Seal to John Basset et al. of certain lands of Mr. Turbervill in co. Glamorgan. Ibid.
Dec. 3 The Treasury Lords to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands to add to the particular (of the site or capital message of the manor of Lyndhurst, now intended to be passed to Lord St. John, keeper of Lyndhurst Walk) rated in order to the new lease so intended, a clause for granting to said Lord St. John 30l. a year, as formerly allowed to the keeper of Lyndhurst Walk. Ibid, p. 284.
Dec. 4 Privy seal for 60,833l. 6s. 8d. to Sir Dennis Gauden, being the estimate which the Duke of York did in pursuance of the order of Nov. 17 last present to the Council Board of the charge of sea victuals for 5,000 men for one year from Jan. 1 last. Ibid. XV. p. 381.
Dec. 4 Sir G. Downing to Sir W. Doily concerning his certificate in the case of Quartermaster Capt. Thomas Litleton and twelve soldiers employed to guard His Majesty's treasure from Wiveliscombe ("Wilscomb"), in Somerset, to Exeter, &c. Out Letters General II. p. 170.
Same to Sir C. Harbord to return the draft of a late warrant to Lord St. John's solicitor for enclosing 300 acres in New Forest. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Slingsby forwarding two bonds of Alderman Backwell, for his coining certain sums of money [within a certain time after exporting specie] "to the end you may take care that he perform it." Ibid.
Same to Col. Cooke to attend on Tuesday about the business of the inclosure in Dean Forest. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Lawrence to attend my Lords on Monday to explain why Mr. Weedon. Receiver of Aids for Bucks, and Mr. Reuse, same for Oxford, are not yet arrested. Ibid, p. 171.
Dec. 6 Money warrant for 90l. for one year to the King's littermen, viz. 10l. each to Alexander Simpson, Jno. Elridge, Jno. Young, George Ward, Robert Pound. Richard Gwyn, John Hosey, John Redwood, and Jno. Williams. Warrants Early XXI. p. 24.
Same (based on a sign manual of Nov. 23) for 100l. to Capt Lawrence Heemskirck as royal bounty, "the said Capt. Heemskirck having delivered up His Majesty's former warrant of the 2nd of August last past, directing a grant to be made to him of a pension of 200l. per an. during His Majesty's pleasure, whereon no further progress is to be made, His Majesty's pleasure being determined therein." Ibid XV. p. 381; XVIII. p. 277.
Same for 746l. 13s. 4d. to Sir Denys Gauden for victualling 2,000l. men for the month of December. Ibid, XVIII. p. 277.
Same for 65l. to George Russell, sergeant falconer, for one year on his fee in part of 260l. arrears thereon. Ibid, p. 279.
Sir G. Downing to the late Farmers of the Customs to attend on Friday with their Auditor with the accompts for the two last years of their farm, and also to pay in the 2,000l. on the account of their said late farm. Out Letters General II p. 171.
Same to Mr. Meynell to attend on Wednesday about lending money to the Victualler. Ibid
Same to the Customs Farmers. On hearing the business between you and the East India Co. on the 9th of Oct., 1667, about dust of pepper, my Lords did direct that you should bring hither the judgment which you have about dust of pepper: but hearing nothing from you, and now being pressed in it by the East India Company, my Lords desire you to send the said judgment on Monday next. Ibid
Same to the Commissioners and principal officers of the Navy to come on Monday next prepared about the business of Sir Denys Gauden's Lent and Toulon accounts; as my Lords desire it may be heard in His Majesty's presence. Ibid.
Treasury warrant to the Clerk of the Pipe for a lease to Richard Sherburne, of a messuage in Dalby, in the parish of Kirkpatrick, in the Isle of Man, part of the possessions of the late Monastery or Abbey of Bangor [co. Down] and Saball [or Saul] in Ireland. Warrants Early XXXVII. pp. 276–7.
Prefixing:—Particular and Surveyor General's ratal and entry of demise.
Dec. 6 The Treasury Lords to the King's Remembrancer to pass a commission to John Ryves and 14 others, detailed, as Commissioners for the Wine Act for the city of York, Kingston upon Hull, Newcastle, Berwick and the counties of York, Durham, Cumberland, Westmorland and Northumberland: the commission that was formerly granted to Walter Lister et al. for same having not been so well performed as was expected by reason that many of the said Commissioners neglected the execution thereof: which fact has been represented to the Treasury Lords by John Wadlow and the rest of the Vintners who have also recommended the present proposed Commissioners. Warrants Early XL. p. 34.
Dec. 7 Sir G. Downing to the Barons of the Exchequer, the Attorney and Solicitor General, Sir R. Long, Sir C. Harbord and Mr. Sherwyn to attend on Monday next when my Lords resolve to consider the accompts of several Receivers of the Aids. Out Letters General II. p. 172.
Same to Mr. Breedon of the Excise to attend him to-day or to-morrow. Ibid.
Same to Adam le Cardonnell to attend my Lords on Friday Ibid, p. 173.
Same to the Earl of Sandwich. My Lords have been applied to by Capt. Cooke for money for shoes and stockings for the singing boys of His Majesty's chapel. Please attend my Lords hereon to-morrow: also that Mr. Townsend attend then with his account. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Crispe, alum farmer, to attend my Lords to-morrow to inform them what the Earl of Mulgrave's Counsel have done about the lease which was agreed upon that so the remainder of the rent of the alum farm may be paid in. Ibid.
The Treasury Lords to the King's Remembrancer for an immediate extent against Thomas Pritchard, of Gray's Inn, and William Saunders, of St. Paul's, Covent Garden, woollen draper, on account of said Pritchard's debt to the King. Warrants Early XXXVI. p. 150.
Treasury warrant to the Clerk of the Pipe for a lease to Richard Bagnall of the scite of the manor or farm of Shaw in Old and New Windsor. Ibid, XXXVII. pp. 279–80.
Prefixing:—Particular and Surveyor General's ratal of the premises.
Money warrant (crossed through) for 500l. to Philip Packer, Paymaster of the Works, towards building the Duke of York's lodgings at Hampton Court. Ibid, XVIII. p. 278; XXII. p. 150.
Privy seal for 1,000l. to Viscount Fauconberg, Ambassador Extraordinary to Venice, for his travelling charges in passing to Florence in his way to Venice. (Auditor's order hereon dated Dec. 14.) Ibid XV. p. 385; Order Book XXXVII. p. 10.
Dec. 8 Sir G. Downing to the Auditors of the Imprests. You have made no return on the reference to you of Sir R. Long's certificate of what was due from the several receivers of Tenths at Xmas last. My Lords desire a certificate by Monday of how much yet remains behind. Out Letters General II. p. 173.
Dec. 8 Sir G. Downing to the Commissioners of Excise to bring their accounts for one year on Friday week: also an account of what arrears are yet standing out of the late Commissioners' time and of what is done for the recovery thereof. Out Letters General II p. 173.
Same to Col. Cooke to attend on Friday about the ground lately directed to be enclosed in Dean Forest. Ibid. p. 174
Same to Sir C. Harbord to hasten his report about some houses to be granted to the Duke of Buckingham next the Tilt Yard. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Osborne, Treasurer's Remembrancer, to hasten the drafts of those warrants lately directed to be drawn about the Auditors attending at the opposals of the sheriffs. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Meynell to attend on Friday about furnishing the money for the Victualler which you promised. Ibid.
Same to the late Farmers of Hearth money to hasten their report on Mr. Applegarth's business. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Culliford to bring by Monday a copy of the privy seal and what else relates to the disposing of seisures. Ibid, p. 175.
Same to Auditor Beale to bring a state of Mr. Crispe's account of his father's spice patent. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Slingsby to perfect the indenture of the Mint. Also you promised to send me long ago the whole relating to the Trial of the Pix to remain at the Treasury, but I have it not yet. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Webb enclosing a clause which is to be propounded to a Committee of the House of Commons for the Firehearths to be added to the Hearthmoney bill. You are to consider it and attend my Lords with your opinion on it on Friday next. Ibid.
Same to Sir R. Long. The late Customs Farmers will speedily pay 2,000l. into the Exchequer on account of their late farm. You are to reserve it for my Lords' salary. Sir Thomas Strickland will speedily pay in about 1,100l. on his salt farm, and a warrant is signed for 500l. to be issued to the Works to be employed in filling the lodgings for the Duke of York at Hampton Court. My Lords desire you to reserve the remainder till their further order. Ibid. p. 176.
Money warrant for 1,022l. to the Earl of Bath, Governor of Plymonth. Warrants Early XVIII. p. 278; XXII. p. 113.
Treasury order for 6,000l. to Sir Denis Gauden in part of 60,833l. 6s. 8d. for sea victuals for 5,000 men for one year. Order Book XXXVII. p. 10.
Same for 16,500l. to Sir Ste. Fox for interest Ibid, p. 253.
Dec. 9 Sir G. Downing to Sir R. Long. A bill will be thrown down this morning for the loan of 600l. upon the credit of the imported salt farm. Of this, 500l. is to be issued upon a warrant which you will receive for the Duke of Monmouth to buy him horses. The other 100l. you are to issue to Capt. Hempskirke upon the warrant which is now by you, and my Lords desire you to take care that Hempskirke be forthwith paid, as both the King and Prince Rupert have pressed them in it, he being forthwith to go to sea. You are to draw the order (for repayment of the 600l. loan as above) to be paid next after 500l. already charged for the Duke of York's lodgings at Hampton Court. Out Letters General II. p. 176.
Dec. 9 Sir G. Downing to Sir R. Long to know whether the Farmers of the Customs have paid in their rent for the last month. Out Letters General II. p. 176.
Treasury order for 132l. 10s. 0d. to Serjt. Waller for his charges in riding the Northern Circuit in 1669. Order Book XXXVII. p. 92.
50l. to the officers of the Tally Court for extra trouble and attendance in striking tallies of loan on the Additional Aid without fees.
Same for 600l. to John Spicer for repayment of loans on the Customs. Ibid, p. 12.
Same for 2,000l. and 2,000l. to the Lieutenant of the Ordnance for sea and land service: for 600l. to John Spicer in repayment of loan. Ibid, p. 10.
Dec. 10 Treasury warrant to Auditor Sir Joseph Seymour to allow in account to William Bowdler, Receiver General of Assessments for co. Hereford, 45l. 10s. 0d. being lost in the waggons which carried same to London (he having delivered the moneys to Benjamin Gifford, now deceased, conductor of His Majesty's money carriages): and also to forbear to charge him with the 12 per cent. interest charge. Warrants Early XXXIV. p 210.
The Treasury Lords to the King's officers of the Customs in the outports not to sign cocquet warrants or transires for the landing or shipping of goods and not themselves to land or ship goods without the knowledge of the collector and other officers appointed by the Farmers of the Customs: same being complained of and being contrary to the King's covenants with said Farmers. Out Letters Customs I. p. 187.
Sir G. Downing to Mr. Pye, postmaster of Morpeth. I enclose a copy of a complaint made against you to Sir John Bennet. "If it had not bin for my sake I doubt it might have gone ill with you before you had heard of it, the complaint being so great. Herein enclosed is a letter to the bailiffs of the towne which I desire you to deliver and lett the conveyance be accordingly perfected. My intention is that the schools should have the benefit of the land I have bought, but on the other hand I would have the conveyance in my owne name that they may depend upon my kindness for it." Out Letters General II. p. 177.
Same to the bailfffs of Morpeth. I have lately received a letter from you about the land I have bought. I do assure you my intention is that the school shall have the benefit of it but you must give me leave to follow my own inclination, in whose name I will have the conveyance, which I will have in my own. As for the other parcel of land which you write about to be bought I am also contented to buy it. Pray send me the name of the party who is to sell it, the price and who will treat with me about it. Ibid.
Same to the Solicitor General to attend my Lords on Tuesday next at the hearing of the business between Mrs. Crane and Mr. Tyack about the manor of Ruthin. Ibid.
Same to Sir W. Temple. I hear that Mr. Carew's ground for detaining the King's part of the tin is because the Chamber of Bruges ordered him to keep it in his hands till your order called it away. My Lords desire you to give him order without further delay to deliver it to Major Andros. Ibid, p. 178.
Dec. 10 Sir G. Downing to Samuel Lovis to be delivered to Mr. Harris. A petition has been lately brought in the name of William Harris (receiver of Hearth money of Devon) complaining of your being possessed of the estate of one Milton, the said Receiver's deputy, which Milton is 800l. in arrear to said Receiver. You are to attend my Lords hereon on Monday to satisfy them what money is really owing to you by said Milton. Out Letters General II. p. 178.
Same to Mr. Crispe to attend my Lords on Monday next Ibid.
Same to Mr. Bowdler. My Lords have signed the warrant for remitting the 12 per cent and for allowing the 45l. 10s. 0d. lost in the waggons. Ibid.
Same to the late Farmers of the Customs to attend this day week about receiving directions for stating the account of the last two years of your farm. Ibid. p. 179.
Same to Mr. Custis. My Lords are much offended that the King's moiety of the tin is not delivered to Mr. Andros, and that the proportion of the 1,000l. which you are to pay is not yet paid into the Exchequer. Take care to see it forthwith done. Ibid.
Treasury warrant to the Attorney or Solicitor General for preparation of a grant to pass the Great Seal to Sir Baynham Throckmorton of His Majesty's forest or chace of Kingswood. Warrants Early XXXVII. pp. 280–3.
Prefixing:—Surveyor General's constat and memorandum: and note of a Treasury direction, dated 1669, Nov. 26, concerning the lease.
[?] Entry of demise by lease under the Exchequer Seal to Sir Richard Otley and Richard Scriven of lands in Haughton, co. Chester. part of the estate of John Wibunbury, outlaw. Ibid, p. 283.
Dec. 11 Sir G. Downing to Mr. Pepys forwarding a letter of Sir John Robinson's for him to acquaint Sir Denys Gauden with it, and to report Gauden's answer. Out Letters General II. p. 179.
Dec. 13 The Treasury Lords to the Archbishop of York. There is an arrear of 1,853l. 4s. 9d (? 1,843l. 4s. 9d.) for the years 1667 and 1668 of the annual Tenths payable to the King within your Diocese. Please take care that it be paid into the Exchequer and the accounts passed for same, in order to obviate process thereon. Warrants Early XXXIX. p. 210.
The like letters respectively to the Bishop of Gloucester for 306l. 9s. 2½d. arrear: to the Bishop of Exeter for 344l. 19s. 2½d. arrear: to the Bishop of Lincoln for 3,352l. 18s. 3¾d. arrear: to the Bishop of London for 2,039l. 5s. 10½d. arrear. Ibid
Same to Mr. Walker, Sub-Collector of the Tenths for York, concerning the abovesaid arrear. Threaten him with arrest if he do not answer the said arrear and pass his account for same. Ibid, pp. 210, 211.
The like respectively to William Warner, Sub-Collector of Tenths for the diocese of Gloucester, Mr. Duppa, same for the diocese of Exeter. Mr. Mellish, same for the diocese of Lincoln and Sir Joseph Sheldon, same for the diocese of London. for arrears respectively as above. Ibid p. 211.
Treasury warrant to the King's Remembrancer to stay process against Sir Samuell Sterling, late Receiver of Hearth money for Kent. Ibid XXXVI. p. 150.
Dec. 13 Sir G. Downing to Sir Denys Gauden to certify my Lords how Mr. White hath hitherto performed his contract about delivering beer to the Navy: and to certify same quarterly. Out Letters General II. p. 179.
Same to Sir C. Harbord. The King has this afternoon approved the enclosing the ground agreed on by the Swanmore Court in Dean Forest for a nursery for timber. Please attend me to consider what warrant will be necessary for confirming it. Ibid.
Same to Alderman Backwell. The officers of the Wardrobe say you make difficulty about furnishing the 800l., part of the 10,000l. Pray let me see you about it. Ibid, p. 180
Same to Mr. Pepys to advise how the business of Gauden's Lent and Toulon account, which has now been decided. may be best done to the satisfaction of the principal officers and Commissioners of the Navy. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Pemberton. What have you done about drawing up the conveyance between the King and the Earl of Mulgrave? Ibid.
The Treasury Lords to the Duke of Albemarle concerning Capt. Thomas Littleton's pay, he having been employed as quartermaster with 12 men to march from Wiveliscombe, in Somerset, to Exeter to guard His Majesty's treasure thither and from thence to London for 12 days, viz. from 1667, Aug. 16, when they were disbanded at Wiveliscombe to Aug. 28, when they got back to their quarters. Warrants Early XXXIV. p. 211.
Warrant for a privy seal for 1,146l. 12s. 0d. for a foot company in the Isle of Wight and for 63l. for raising said company: for 20,000l. to Sir Ste. Fox for interest, and 400l. to same to be by him issued to indigent officers: and 500l. to the Duke of Monmouth for coach horses: and 200l. to Baptisto Dutell and 317l. to the Portuguese Secretary: and 70l. 7s. 4d. to Sir Ste. Fox for charges. Ibid, XV. p. 382.
Royal warrant to the Auditors of Imprests. By order of 1662–3, Feb. 4 (to date from 1662–3. Jan. 1), the establishment of certain allowances for the Board of Works was set down with this limitation that the same should continue to the officers at that time and that the successors of them should not have continuance of them without further warrant. This is therefore to warrant such continuance to the following officers thereof, viz. Christopher Wrenn, LL.D., as Surveyor of the Works, Hugh May as Comptroller of same, Philip Packer as Paymaster of same, and Richard Rider as Master Carpenter of same. Ibid pp. 382–3.
Same to the Treasury Lords for 196l. to Thomas Lee for the purchase of his close of land laid into St. James's Park, 43l. 6s. 8d. to Richard Smith for his lease interest in another close similarly laid into St. James's Park, and 5l. to Ralph Greatorex for making a survey thereof. Ibid, pp. 383–4.
Treasury order for 746l. 13s. 4d. to Sir W. Gauden for sea victuals. Order Book XXXVII. p. 323.
Same for 844l. 3s. 2d. to the Earl of Sandwich for the interest and gratuity of several sums by him [taken up on loan and] expended in his service as late Ambassador to Spain. Ibid, p. 92.
Dec. 14 Sir G. Downing to Auditor Beale to hasten the stating of Sir Deny's Gauden's interest account. Out Letters General II p. 181.
Same to Sir R. Long, Sir C. Harbord, Auditor Beale, and Mr. Sherwyn to meet to consider a way for the better and speedier forcing in the Tenths. seeing that the sub-collectors of those moneys do from time to time run very much in arrear. Ibid.
Same to Sir C. Harbord to prepare a draft warrant for enclosing the 300 acres in New Forest, advising with Lord St. John upon it. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Williamson to send to my Lords copies of the present civil and military lists for Ireland. Ibid.
Treasury warrant to Auditor John Phelps for a particular of the office of High Steward and Steward of the manor of Tring, co. Herts, in order to the passing a new grant thereof to the Earl of Bridgewater. Warrants Early XXXVII. p 285.
Special clause to be added (by special direction of the Treasury Lords of the 3rd inst.) to the lease of Lyndhurst to Lord St. John, ut supra, p 255, under date 1669, July 27. Ibid, p. 286.
Dec. 15 Treasury warrant to the Surveyor General of Crown lands for a constat of a rental issuing out of a lease to Sir Oliver Boteler of the hundred of Willey and the half hundred of Bucklow, co. Bucks [sic for Beds]: in order to the grant thereof to James Hornigold. a Coldstreamer instrumental in the King's happy restoration. Ibid, p. 285.
Sir G. Downing to the Lord Chief Baron and Baron Turner to attend my Lords to-morrow at the hearing of some differences between the late Farmers of the Hearth money and their sub-collectors about the getting in some moneys of that duty. Out Letters General II. p. 182.
Same to the Customs Farmers to inform my Lords why they paid 353l. 10s. 0d. short into the Exchequer for November last. Ibid, pp. 182, 187.
Same to Alderman Bucknall to attend him to-morrow Ibid, p. 182.
The Treasury Lords to the Marquess of Winchester to pay up his arrear of 72l. 1s. 6d. due on the 8l. 0s. 2d. per an. payable by him for the late priory of Netley, co. Southampton, as appears by the accounts of Mr. Smith, Receiver of Crown revenues for said county. Warrants Early XXXVII. p. 290.
Royal warrant for 100l. to Sir William Jennings as royal bounty. Ibid XV. p. 391.
Royal sign warrant for 200l. to Dr. Benjamin Worsley, without account, in consideration of services. Ibid, p. 387.
Treasury warrant to the Receipt to transfer from the Poll to the Hearth money orders of the value of 5,000l. payable to Sir George Carteret but assigned to Isaao Meynell, of London, goldsmith (a place having been reserved for it on the Hearth money in accordance with the Treasury order of 1668, June 17). Ibid, XXI. pp. 25–6.
Treasury order for 6,000l. to Isaack Meynell, goldsmith, in repayment of loan. Order Book XXXVII. p. 10.
Dec. 16 Sir G. Downing to the late Farmers of the Customs to forthwith pay in their 2,000l.; and also the 1,000l. remaining of their 35,000l. Out Letters General II. p. 183.
Same to Alderman Backwell to attend my Lords to-morrow Ibid.
Same to Sir John Shaw to forthwith pay into the Exchequer such of the coinage moneys as are in his hands. Ibid
Same to Sir C. Harbord to draw a warrant for confirming the enclosing of the ground in Dean Forest which the Commissioners there have agreed on. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Slingsby forwarding a copy of the clause relating to the Mint. I have also written to Sir John Shaw to pay in the coinage money in his hands. I find that in these last two weeks he has received above 1,000l. You desire another warrant on the Exchequer but you do not let me know whether you have been fully paid or not. Ibid.
Same to Sir R. Long. My Lords desire you to return certificates on the 2nd Monday of every month what such farmers who are to pay monthly are behind for the preceding month and in the case of such farmers and receivers as are to pay quarterly rent you return the like certificate every second Monday after quarter day. Similarly for farmers and receivers who are to pay half yearly or yearly: whereby my Lords may be timely put in mind and be enabled to call for the King's money and no receiver suffered to run long in arrear. Also please hasten the imprest rolls for the Mint as Slingsby's accounts stop for them. Ibid, pp. 183–4
Same to Sir Jeffery Shakerly, William Williams and William Street, Justices of Chester. referring to them the examination of the complaint made by John Brock, sub-farmer of Excise of co. Chester, against George Bunnell and William Warrington, brewers in Chester city, for denying entrance to the gaugers to take account of beer and ale there. Ibid, p. 184.
Treasury order for 200l. and 200l. to John Jervis for the extraordinary expense of His Majesty's Court and Household in the Marches of Wales. Order Book XXXVII. p. 72.
Same for 191l. 17s. 5½d. to John Walker, Usher of the Exchequer [Court]. Ibid, p. 95.
Same for 5,000l. to Baptist May for the Privy Purse; out of seizures: and for 21l. 8s. 1d. to Sir John Bennet as gratuity for the loan of 2,000l. on the Customs. Ibid, p. 11.
Same for 200l. to the Earl of Carbery on his 400l. per an. for [his] stables [as President of the Marches of Wales]. Ibid, p. 355.
Treasury warrant to Sir C. Harbord for a particular of a tenement called the King's Head, with a view to the lease of same to William Fellowes. Warrants Early XXXVII. pp. 286–7.
Same to the Clerk of the Pipe for a lease to Major Edmund Ogar of a parcel of land in Gravel Lane, St. Saviour's, Southwark, part of the lands of Stephen Van Wesendunck, alien, deceased. seized into the hands of the King. Ibid, pp. 292–3.
Prefixing:—Particular and ratal of premises and entry of demise.
Dec. 16 Treasury warrant to Sir W. Doily, kt. and bart., to deliver to Sir Henry Wood (His Majesty's present Treasurer and Receiver General of the revenue formerly granted to the Earl of St. Albans et al. in trust for the Queen Mother) several parcels of plate belonging to the late Queen Mother's chapel at Somerset House, "which we have since thought fit to be restored and left in the possession of" said Wood. Warrants Early XXXIII. p. 125.
Same to Auditor Sir Joseph Seymour to allow in account to Nathaniell Smyth, Receiver General of the One and the Eleven months' tax for co. Northampton. 92l. 15s. 11¾d. for his extraordinary charges. Ibid, XXXIV. pp. 211–2.
Dec. 17 Sir G. Downing to Geo. Gipps, Receiver of Aids for Suffolk. You have been particularly summoned by Sir W. Doily to state your accounts but have neglected to do same. You are to appear before my Lords on Jan. 5 next as to this matter. Out Letters General II. p. 185.
The like letters respectively to Tho. Seycke, Receiver for Berks, Sir Walter Moile, same for Cornwall, Charles Trevanyon, same for Cornwall, Walter Strickland, same for York, William Andrews, same for Herts, and Lionel Walden, same for Huntingdon. Ibid.
Same to Auditor Chislet to prepare a state of the account of Francis Hollingshead, Receiver of Aids for co. Stafford, and to send same to Sir W. Doily. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Pepys. As to the warrant for Sir Denys Gauden's Lent and Toulon account let me have satisfaction that there is not more allowed than the contract will be. If so we must consider what kind of warrant or privy seal will bear it. Ibid, p. 186.
Same to John Lloyd concerning the complaint from Thomas Philips, Head Collector of Aids in Brecon, as to said Lloyd refusing to allow 50l. paid by Philips on account. Ibid.
Same to the Auditors of the Imprest. On the second Monday after quarter day you are without fail to give my Lords an accompt of all accompts within your audit that remain unperfected, together with the respective times within which such accounts ought to have been perfected and passed. Ibid, p. 187.
The like letter severally to the seven Auditors of the revenue Ibid.
Same to Sir Edmond Sawyer to prepare a state of the accompt of Edward Knipe, Receiver of part of the Aids of co. Surrey, and to transmit same to Sir W. Doily. Ibid.
The like letter to Auditor Chislett for the accounts of William Green, Receiver of Assessments for co. Leicester, and to Auditor Morice for the accounts of John Shallcrosse and Jervas Bennett, late Receivers severally of the Aids and Eleven Months' and One Month's tax for co. Derby. Ibid.
Money warrant for 16,526l. 19s. 0d. to Sir Ste. Fox for the Guards for 1669, Nov. 20, to 1669–70, Jan. 15. Warrants Early XXIV. p. 95.
Treasury warrant to the Attorney or Solicitor General to prepare a grant to John Hart of the office of Receiver General of Crown revenues in Northampton and Rutland in the place of Sir George Benyon, lately deceased. Ibid, XXXVII. p. 293.
Dec. 17 Money warrant for 5l. to Elizabeth Pinckney as royal bounty Warrants Early XVIII. p. 280.
Same for 3,000l. to the Master and Worker of the Mint, on the Coinage Act. Ibid.
Same for 244l. 6s. 8d., viz. 196l. to Thomas Lee, 43l. 6s. 8d. to Richard Smith and 5l. to Ralph Greatorex. Ibid. pp. 280–1.
Same for 100l. to Peter du Moulin for salaries and contingents of the Council of Trade. Ibid, p. 281.
Same for 200l. to Dr. Benjamin Worseley Ibid, p. 282.
Same for 434l. 10s. 0d. to Sir Walter Moile, Receiver General of Aids for Cornwall, being a surplusage on his accompt. Ibid.
Treasury warrant to Sir John Norton, woodward of New Forest, and to the regarders of said forest for the enclosing of 300 acres of ground in said forest for a nursery of timber, in accordance with the royal warrant of the 13th ult. Ibid, XXXVII. pp. 287–8
Report to the King from the Treasury Lords on the petition of the Earl of Crawford for a grant of the manor of Blackwell in the hundred of High Peak, co. Derby. In consideration of great sums of money due from your Majesty to petitioner and Lady Belhaven, petitioner in 1662 obtained a privy seal in the name of himself and said Lady Belhaven for the sum of 13,000l. due to your Majesty from Richard Blackwall, treasurer of the prize goods in the late time of usurpation, which debt the barons of the Exchequer declared recoverable out of the manor of Hackney and Stepney. Petitioner was at extraordinary pains in the prosecution thereof, but was afterwards frustrated by your Majesty's passing a certain bill in a late session of Parliament in favour of the Earl of Cleveland. As to the manor of Blackwell said Sir Richard Blackwall was in 1652 seized of and in the reversion of the same expectant after the death of the Duke of Newcastle, but in May last said manor was extended and seized into your Majesty's hand on account of several great debts due to your Majesty from said Blackwall. Ibid, pp. 289–90.
Royal warrant for 200l. to Lady Harvey and Col. Thomas Panton for hay for the deer in New Park. Ibid, XV. p. 386.
Privy seal for 200l. to Sir Peter Wych, present Envoy Extraordinary to the Emperor of Russia and now appointed Envoy Extraordinary to the King of Poland, towards his mourning for the late Queen Mother and his charges in travelling to Poland on the King's service. Ibid, p. 388.
Royal warrant for 139l. to Viscount Mordaunt in full of all arrears on his fee of 10s. a day due to him as Constable of Windsor Castle, he having surrendered said office by a surrender enrolled in Chancery, 1668, Oct. 16. Ibid, pp. 392, 394.
Same for 142l. 7s. 8d. to Sir Richard Pigott due to him for fees and disbursements as clerk of the patents in Chancery in passing the late grant of fee farm rents in the said office. Ibid, p. 393.
Treasury order for 4l. 12s. 0d. to Edmond Warcupp as a gratuity for the loan of 1,000l. on the Customs. Order Book XXXVII. p. 12.
Dec. 18 Sir G. Downing to the Customs Farmers to send a copy of the judgment about the dust of pepper. Out Letters General II. p. 186.
Dec. 18 Sir G. Downing to Sir Edm. Sawyer, Sir C. Harbord. Dr. Wren. Mr. May and Mr. Packer to examine what annual fees are due to the officers of the Works at Windsor, either by patent or usage, and with a view hereto to peruse the books and accounts of the revenue at Windsor. Out Letters General II. p. 186.
Privy seal for the following payments to Sir Ste. Fox. viz.: 88l. 4s. 0d. monthly from Oct. 16 last for one foot company to be added to the present forces in the Isle of Wight; and 63l. for so much advanced upon raising the said company. "And because the present state of our revenue is such as will not permit you to find ready money for the payment of our Guards and Garrisons, but that the said Sir Ste. Fox, our paymaster thereof, will be enforced to take up money either upon his own credit or upon the credit of orders registered or to be registered for those services, and to pay interest for the same," therefore that he have an imprest of 20,000l. for meeting such interest payments: further for 400l. for so much by him issued and to be issued to certain loyal and indigent officers for their present relief; also for 500l. for the Duke of Monmouth as the King's gift for providing him with coach horses: and 200l. to Baptista Duteil for defraying his expenses in passing to the dominions of the Great Duke of Tuscany and elsewhere by the King's particular command; and 317l. 10s. 0d. to Antonio de Sousa de Marido, the Portugal Secretary, as royal bounty, and 70l. 7s. 4d. to Sir Ste. Fox for interest for having already advanced the abovesaid sums of 400l., 200l., and 317l. 10s. 0d. Warrants Early XV. pp. 393–5.
Treasury order for 500l. to John Weekes in repayment of loan on the Customs: for 2,000l. to Sir Robert Vynor for same: for 2,000l. and 2,000l. to John Colvile for same. Order Book XXXVII. p. 12.
Dec. 19 Treasury warrant to the several Auditors [of the Exchequer Court] to attend at the sheriff's opposals, ut supra, p. 163. Warrants Early XXXVII. pp. 296–7.
[?] Same (signed only by Lord Ashley) for the sheriffs to return process in due time, my Lords having been informed that there hath been a great neglect in the said sheriffs in not duly executing the process of the Exchequer Court which hath been sent to them touching His Majesty's debts and duties, and that the sheriffs do not return the King's process in due time according to the returns thereof, but keep them in their hands till the latter end of the term and come not to their opposals till then: and that the Court hath not time to examine then what execution hath been done upon the said process: and when the sheriffs do come to their opposals they give very slight answers concerning the returns by them made and cannot be so strictly held to make their returns better for want of time, as the business of the Court presses at the end of the term: and so the said opposals are not duly regulated. Therefore the King's Remembrancer is to take care that process for the King's debts and duties be well and truly written and examined, that the sheriff duly execute and return same and timely attend on their opposals, and that before the time appointed for their opposals in Court the sheriffs attend the King's Remembrancer or one of the two secondaries of the King's Remembrancer's office to see what returns and executions the said sheriffs have made and done upon the said process whereby the opposal of the sheriff in Court may be the better prepared and despatched: and that at the opposal of every sheriff in Court upon the said process the King's Remembrancer or one of his two Secondaries do attend the opposal to oppose the said sheriffs upon their process and to enter such award as the Court shall make upon the said process either for amercing the sheriffs for their neglect in the execution of their process, for false and insufficient returns or for not attending their opposals: and that one of the sworn clerks do attend with the several files of writs: and that one of the sworn clerks do attend upon the cursitor baron either in the Exchequer Chamber, when the barons are sitting in the Outer Court, or at his house or chamber as the said baron shall please to appoint with the file of writs for the Principality of Wales to oppose the respective sheriffs thereupon before the said baron and to enter his awards: and the Barons of the Exchequer Court are desired to be exact and strict with the sheriffs upon their opposals and not to receive a slight answer from them but to set good amerciaments upon every sheriff who shall be found to have neglected his duty in executing the King's process: and that at the end of every Easter and Michaelmas term the King's Remembrancer is to see that the abovesaid amerciaments which shall be set either upon the bill of writs or upon any the process of this Court upon any sheriff be duly enrolled and set down into the office of the Clerk of the Pipe to be written forth in the summons of the Pipe for His Majesty's service: and that no extenuation or composition be drawn up or made for any amerciament but in that office from whence the said process issued: and that the baron who shall be attended on for the extenuating or compounding such amerciament be very well satisfied of the reasons which shall be alleged for such extenuation: and further the Auditors are from day to day to attend at the opposals of sheriffs according to the respective counties assigned to them to hear what answers the sheriffs make to such charges as are written forth in process upon the respective certificates sent from them into the offices of the King's or Treasurer's Remembrancer. Ibid, pp. 299–300.
Dec. 19 Treasury order for 100l. to William Wardour, Clerk of the Pells, for his ordinary allowance. Order Book XXXVII. p. 92.
Dec. 20 Same for 3,000l. to Henry Slingsby for the Mint: out of the coinage duty. Ibid.
[?] Same for 5l. to Elizabeth Pinckney: as royal bounty Ibid.
Dec. 20 Same for 90l. for Alexander Sympson et al., the King's littermen Ibid, p. 94.
Money warrant for 1,500l. to the Earl of Bath in further part of 7,250l. arrears of former pensions. Warrants Early XXIV. p. 38.
Dec. 21 Sir G. Downing to Sir R. Long. In reply to my letter of the 15 inst. the Customs Farmers have sent me a list. detailed, of the persons to whom the 353l. 10s. 0d. was paid by them, all the said persons having warrants assigned on the Customs of August. "Therefore I desire to know from you whether so much money of that month be remaining in the Exchequer; if it be Serjeant Waller may have it: if not other money must be provided for him." Out Letters General II. pp. 187–8.
Treasury orders for 4,148l., 4,978l. and 4,978l. to the Navy Treasurers for the Navy: for 2,377l. to Robert Child and William Bowles, Master of the Tents, for a rich pavilion. Order Book XXXVII. p. 11.
Dec. 21 Treasury order for 200l. to Sir R. Long for divers extraordinary services performed by him and his clerks. Order Book XXXVII. p. 92.
Dec. 22 Sir G. Downing to Sir Thomas Player to bring in the state of his accompt of the Aids, as receiver thereof for London. Out Letters General II. p. 188.
Same to Auditor Beale to hasten the stating the accompts of Mr. Mellish. sub-collector of Tenths for the diocese of Lincoln for 1668, on which it appears there is a great arrear. Ibid.
Same to Alderman Backwell. I have not heard from you about the 1,000l. worth of tin which you desire to have delivered to Mr. Clarke. Send me your note as soon as you can, lest the tin be disposed of. as Major Andros has had orders this fortnight to sell it as fast as he can. Ibid.
Same to John Parrett, one of the collectors and receivers to Sir Francis Cobb, and the rest of the late sub-commissioners of Excise for the East and North Riding of Yorkshire. You are to attend my Lords on the 12th prox. to give an account of your arrears. Ibid, p. 189.
Same to Sir R. Long. The privy seal for allowing interest to the Customs Farmers and such other farmers as shall pay money into the Exchequer by way of advance of rent, was sent to you long since. "Moreover I send you here enclosed the form of such letters as are from time to time written to them when they are directed to advance any moneys on their rent: wherein you will see there is a clause directing the entry of all such letters in yours and Mr. Wardour's offices" I have got your 200l. order signed. Ibid.
Treasury order for 4,148l. and 2,478l. to Sir Ste. Fox in repayment of loan. Order Book XXXVII. p. 12.
Same for 980l. 6s. 8d. and 200l. to Sir Edward Griffin, Treasurer of the Chamber: for 200l. to Lady Harvy and Col. Thomas Panton for hay for deer in New Park. Ibid, p. 11.
Same for 434l. 10s. 0d. to Sir Walter Moyle for an overpayment in his account of the Poll duty. Ibid, p. 94.
Dec. 27 Same for 2,000l. to Sir Ste. Fox for Secret Service Ibid, p. 11.
Money warrant for 200l. to Justinia Stepny alias Van Dyke for one year on her annuity granted 1662, May 5. Warrants Early XVIII. p. 283.
Report from the Treasury Lords to the King. Upon weighing the reasons sent by the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland concerning the Duke of Ormonde's 5,000l. per an. for four years or longer upon certain conditions, we are of opinion that the payment of the said 5,000l. per an. doth not in any way invect the order of the Exchequer in Ireland or prejudice the payments of the civil and military lists, but it is only the converting of 5,000l. per an. of the revenue of the quit rents to this use, for which the Duke of Ormonde hath made over to your Majesty the sum of 48,000l., which may be raised and brought into the Exchequer there for your Majesty's use with more advantage to your affairs in that kingdom than the payment of this 5,000l. per an. will prejudice them if the Lord Lieutenant do pursue the orders already sent him for raising the said 48,000l. according as the Act of Parliament empowers him: and since your Majesty hath already settled the payment of 5,000l. per an. by your great seal we are humbly of opinion to advise your Majesty as well to direct the execution of the said letters patent which you have formerly passed by the advice of your Privy Council here without a negative when the Lord Lieutenant was here, as also to renew your orders for the raising of the said 48,000l. as is directed by the Act of Parliament. Out Letters Ireland I. pp. 10–11.
Dec. 30 Sir G. Downing to the late Customs Farmers again requesting them to pay in their 2,000l. and 1,000l. Out Letters General II. p. 189.
Same to Col. Birch to examine and report upon the Firehearth account for co. Gloucester. Ibid, p. 190.
The Treasury Lords to the Commissioners of the Poll in the East Riding of York to forthwith return to the King's Remembrancer the rolls engrossed or duplicates for the hundreds of Beverley and Dickering: for want of which rolls it is impossible to call the Receivers to account. Warrants Early XXXIV p. 214.
The like letter to the Commissioners of same for respectively Lancaster, York West Riding, Monmouth, Somerset, Northumberland, Durham, Oxford, Notts. Carnarvon, Glamorgan, Merioneth, Cardigan, Worcester. Ibid.
Treasury order for 750l. to the Duke of York's children Order Book XXXVII. p. 251.
Dec. 31 Same for 150l. to Dame Barbara Villers on her 600l. per an. on the coinage duty. Ibid, p 92.
Same for 300l. to John Peters for repayment of loan Ibid, p. 12.
Same for 3,950l. 13s. 3d. to Sir Edward Griffin. Treasurer of the Chamber, in part of 50,000l. to be by him paid over as my Lords shall direct. Ibid, p. 11.
Dec. — The Treasury Lords to the Commissioners of the Poll money for Northumberland and the Bishopric of Durham. "Having been applied to by Sir Francis Cobb, kt., on behalf of Thomas Flood, William Robinson, William Addis and Thomas Barker, victuallers of His Majesty's Navy for the year 1659 and 1660, who were to be paid several sums of money for provisions delivered in by them for the use of the Navy out of moneys arising by the Poll bill, anno 1660, and being informed by the said Sir Francis Cobb that there are several arrears of the [said] Poll money remaining in the hands of the persons mentioned in the list hereunto annexed [wanting]: and also that there are diverse other sums remaining in the hands of several Collectors or Receivers in the other list hereunto annexed [wanting] which have either not been collected by them or are still detained in their hands," therefore require them to take care that same be paid to the Receiver. Warrants Early XXXIV. pp. 212–3.
The like letter to Commissioners of same for Cumberland and Westmorland, and to the Commissioners of same for London and Middlesex. Ibid, p. 213.
? Dec. Royal warrant for preparation of a grant to Sir Richard Oatley of all treasure trove found since 1660, June 24, and of a moiety of all treasure trove which he shall find within a year from date of this grant: he having in his petition stated that he hopes suddenly to discover treasure hidden in some particular places in the county of Middlesex. Ibid, XV. p. 390.