Minute Book: January 1674

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Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 4, 1672-1675. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1909.

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January 1674

1673-4. Jan. 9. Tomlinson (if qualified) is to succeed Carew as surveyor of the Pill at Bristol if Carew be moved.
The Lord Treasurer to speak with the Lord Keeper about Lady Newburgh's report.
[British Museum Additional MS. 28,077, p. 67.]
Jan. 10. Present : Lord Treasurer, Lord Chief Baron of the Exchequer.
The Lord Treasurer appoints Tuesday afternoon next for Sir Robert Howard, Sir C. Wheeler and Col. Strode to attend him.
Lady Ivy's business.
The request of the Clothworkers and Dyers [Companies is read] that a stop may be put to the exportation of all white cloths. Question whether the New Draperies be comprehended within the Act of Parliament of Henry VIII.'s time. The wardens of both Companies are to be consulted with to know if this petition be according to their [respective Company's] approbation. The two points are (1) whether this request be according to law, (2) whether, if it be according to law, this will answer the King's expectations. No further proceeding in this business till the point of law be determined in the Exchequer concerning the aulnage, which is now depending.
The petition read of Robert Ryves, of London, goldsmith, for transferring [to some better fund] a Navy order, No. 29, assigned to him and registered on the fee farm rents, being for his security for 5,000l. lent by him for the service of the Navy : The Lord Treasurer, finding that all other Navy orders on that register (except this) are already transferred or satisfied and very many of them of a later date than the order above mentioned, is pleased that the sum due on the said order shall be considered and placed on the next list of the Customs.
Jan. 14. The Lord Treasurer orders Sir Ch. Wheeler, Sir Robert Howard and Col. Strode to attend him to-morrow afternoon about the Barbados farm of the Four and a Half per cent. duty.
[Ibid. p. 68.]
Jan. 16. Sir Robert Howard and Major Andrewes are to attend the Lord Treasurer on Saturday afternoon next about the Barbados regiment. Sir Ch. Wheeler, Mr. Robert Spencer and Col. Strode are likewise to attend then.
Sir William Strode's business is to be heard on Tuesday afternoon next : the Lord Chief Baron and the Chancellor of the Exchequer to attend then.
[British Museum Additional MS. 28,077, p. 69.]
Jan. 19. The Alum Farmers are to produce their patent.
Warrant for 400 guineas on Stephen Fox's privy seal for secret service : to be paid out of the 24,000l.
Margaret Fisher, widow to His Majesty's handgun maker, is to have a warrant for what was due to her [late] husband.
Jan. 21. The Forces are to have 84,000l. upon the Excise to complete their pay to May 1 next.
The Cofferer of the Household is to have 45,000l. upon the Excise for six months ending Mar. 31 next. Memorandum : When the Cofferer receives these assignments he must deliver up 10,000l. which he hath [in his hands in tallies assigned] at the end of the third quarter of the [present Eighteen Months'] tax.
Jan. 22. Present : Lord Treasurer, Lord Chief Baron of the Exchequer.
Sir William Strode's petition concerning a parcel of ground at Plymouth is read. The Earl of Bath is to be heard in it ; and also Sir George Carteret and the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Sir Robert Howard and Sir Charles Harbord are to attend. The business to be heard again on Thursday afternoon next.
Sir Stephen Fox and the Commissioners of Excise are called in. Sir Stephen complains that they did not furnish him with a credit as formerly for carrying on the King's business.
The Lord Treasurer orders that pensions on the Excise be paid on the first thirds [of payments of rent by the Farmers of Excise] and all tallies to be paid in course according to their dates for the future except the 9,016l. 2s. 9d. [the course of] which the Lord Treasurer directs.
Write to Sir Robert Howard to reserve on the list [of weekly payments in the Exchequer] 200l. per week for the Duke of Buckingham. An order for 1,000l. is to be made upon one of the contingencies [of one of the quarters of the present Eighteen Months' tax in part] of the 2,014l. 16s. 6d. for the Duke of Buckingham for provision of horses. The other 1,000l. [thereof] is to be placed upon some other fund.
Write Sir Thomas Peniston to attend the King to-morrow at the rising of the [Privy] Council.
Sir Tobias Bridge's business is to be heard on Thursday afternoon [next].
Jan. 29. The Lord Treasurer directs the [second] 1,000l. to the Duke of Buckingham [as above p. 216] to be placed upon the contingencies of the third quarter [of the present Eighteen Months' tax].
Also 546l. 9s. 0d. to Mr. Griffin for the King's footmen [to be placed] upon the same : he having delivered [up] tallies for that sum upon the fourth quarter [thereof].
A King's warrant [is ordered] for 200l. per an. pension to Lord Chandos.
[Same for] 200l. to the Earl of Carbery as royal bounty.
The Excise Commissioners and the present Farmers of the London [Excise] are to attend the Lord Treasurer at the Treasury Chambers on Tuesday afternoon next, Feb. 3, about exported beer. The Chancellor of the Exchequer to attend then. Mr. Robert Forth, Mr. Jo. Cholmly, brewers, are to be summoned [to attend then] and they are to give notice to the other brewers concerned. Col. Birch also. The Excise Commissioners also desire that the Attorney General or one of the King's Counsel may be summoned.
A warrant for a privy seal to discharge the Earl of Northampton for the money received for pulling down the walls of Coventry.
[British Museum Additional MS. 28,077, pp. 69-70.]
Jan. 29.
Treasury Chambers.
Present : Lord Treasurer, Chancellor of the Exchequer, Lord Chief Baron, Sir Ch. Harbord, Earl of Bath, Sir Geo. Carteret.
Sir William Strode called in with his Counsel, Mr. Ofly, who desired the allowance of the country gentlemens' verdict in relation to a parcel of ground called Lam-hay, near the fort at Plymouth. He moved that Sir William might have his money or land again. The instructions [of the commission] of inquiry were read. The Lord Chief Baron says Sir William Strode cannot build upon the foresaid ground, being too near the King's fort. The Earl of Bath says the King needs no other ground than Sir George Carteret's, the houses built thereupon to be pulled down for the benefit of the fort, and advises all buildings on Sir William Strode's ground to be prohibited. The Lord Treasurer proposes that if Sir William Strode will sell his land that the King be moved to give him double the price for it at the usual valuation of land in those parts.
Mr. Lyndsay and Mr. Brent called in and [are] discoursed [with] concerning the Duchy rents. The Lord Treasurer orders enquiry to be made whether there be any other rents remaining than what Mr. Digby has already writ out in order to the satisfaction of the city.
Sir Charles Wheeler's business to be heard on Monday morning next.
[Ibid. pp. 70-1.]