The Lord Keeper to have a quarter, 1,000l. In the margin : Done
[meaning : warrant drawn].
Mr. Evelyn to have a warrant for 250l. for half a year to bring
him to Michaelmas, 1674.
Mr. Browne to have 125l. [for a] quarter. The like marginal note.
Mr. Derham, the Court post [carrier], to have half a year.
Col. Churchill : warrant to be signed for plate, Custom free.
Lord Berkeley's 1,800l. to be paid by the Chimney Farmers.
Mr. Hanby's petition for a moiety of a discovery of concealed
moneys collected for the use of indigent officers and soldiers in the
North Riding of Yorkshire, &c., is to be sent to the Justices of
Peace [of said Riding] with a recommendation.
Mris. Pamphlin to have 5l. [being] an arrear [due] to her husband,
one of the Pages of the Presence.
A report upon Viscount Taaffe's petition [is to be drawn up to
the effect] that he may be fitly gratified.
Sir Robert Atkins to be spoken with in [the matter of] Mr. Bull's
Mr. Drew's 50l. to be paid. In the margin : Done [meaning :
Enquire what Mr. Brerewood or any other have been allowed for
sending the copies of Parliament Bills to the Lord Treasurer, Lord
The Custom House officers of the Isle of Wight are to be ordered to
attend the [Customs] Commissioners in order to an accommodation.
Mr. Edes, gamekeeper of Nonsuch, is to be paid for my Lord's
time [as Lord Treasurer].
A warrant to be drawn for a privy seal for the Duchess of
Cleveland for 5,589l. 0s. 11d., 1,200l. and 1,800l. expressing the
The armorers' petition read. No arrears can be paid yet.
Owen's petition for his nephew David Owen's forfeited estate is
The Queen's Dressers to be paid their last warrants.
Mr. Snut's petition [for power] to seize prohibited goods is
referred to the Customs Commissioners.
Larkin's case to be enquired into by Mr. Secretary [probably the
Secretary of the Treasury].
The Prize officers are to attend the Lords Commissioners for Prizes.
Will. Cowland's petition to be a watchman [is] granted.
Sir George Downing to be spoken with in Mr. Whinyard's petition
about [reward of services in connexion with the Commissioners for]
Mr. Oglethorp to be paid 100l. for half a year due at Midsummer
last. In the margin : Done [meaning : warrant drawn].
[Treasury Minute Book V. pp. 53-4.]
Mr. Wandsford to have his 100l. paid. In the margin : Done
[meaning : instructions sent to the officers of the Receipt].
Countess of Brentford : warrant for 250l. for half a year of her
The Clerks of the Council to be paid a quarter. In the margin :
Done [meaning : warrant drawn].
Sir Edward Walker [warrant for] 50l. for half a year [as Garter
King at Arms of] the Garter.
The Earl of Anglesey to have a quarter on his pension on the
Excise. The like marginal note as above.
[Ibid. p. 54.]
Mr. Newport and Mr. Darcy to be paid a quarter. In the margin :
Done [meaning : warrant drawn].
Sir Ro. Vyner to have a warrant for a privy seal for 10,000l.
dormant for plate. Like marginal note.
Sir Tho. Kniveton [his paper is ordered] to be put into the
King's papers [i.e. the papers to be carried to the King by the Lord
Mr. Thomas Clare to have 20l. for his pains in prosecution of the
weavers : the Attorney General having certified that he deserves it.
Prince Rupert to have a quarter. Like marginal note as above.
The Bishop of Sarum to have 200l. [for a] quarter for the officers
of the Garter. Like marginal note.
The Earl of Nottingham to have a quarter. Like marginal note.
Lady Windham to have a quarter of her pension : 100l.
The Lord Treasurer to be put in mind of acquainting the King
on Friday next with the differences among the Mr. Fanshaws,
unless on Thursday next Mr. Keene shew cause to the contrary to
my Lord's satisfaction.
Process to be stopped against Mr. Hollingshead till this day fortnight.
Mris. Hext to have 50l. [for] a quarter.
Welbeck, the stable keeper of Reading, [is ordered] to have what
is due, being about 9l.
Dr. Walrond to have his year's salary due at Michaelmas last :
50l. Like marginal note.
Brown and Grant to be heard on Friday, the 8th inst.
[Warrant for] 26,000l. (in tallies on the Customs) for the Forces
from the end of June to the 1st. of Oct. : to be paid by 6,000l. in
Oct., 5,000l. in November, 5,000l. in December, 5,000l. in Jan. and
5,000l. in Feb. Write to Mr. Mounteney signifying same.
Dr. Worsley's petition read. [Ordered that] when the order
mentioned in said petition is paid his charges and salary be paid.
The petition of the Farmers of the Excise about the abuse [offered
to some] of their officers at Yarmouth [is read]. The affidavit to
be copied and sent to Sir Cha. Harbord.
[Treasury Minute Book V. pp. 54-5.]
Present : Lord Treasurer, Chancellor of the Exchequer.
Mr. Davis, receiver of the Chimney money in Herefordshire, has
incurred a debt of about 1,600l. Davis pretends to have paid the
greater part of this money to Mr. Cornwall, on whom process is
stopped by warrant from the Lord Treasurer. The Chancellor of
the Exchequer is of opinion that this man is a great sufferer and
that the others have gone away with the money. A letter to be
written to Mr. Edwd. Cornwall and Mr. Herbert Aubrey to appear
in 14 days before the Lord Treasurer upon Mr. John Davis's
account, who is a prisoner. And in case of failure [to comply herewith]
a messenger to be sent for them. Mr. Cornwall lives at
Mockas, near Hereford : [the letter] to be left at the Swan and
Falcon in Hereford.
Mr. Griffin to have a quarter assigned [for the Chamber] from
Lady Day last.
[Warrant for] a quarter for the Ordnance, 7,500l. and 2,000l. for
Sheerness. In the margin : Done [meaning : warrant drawn].
The stop of process against Dunkly to be taken off.
The petition of the officers of Ludlow Castle is referred to the
Auditor of Wales, who is to state the debt of the officers and certify
the Lord Treasurer whether the revenue will bear the charge.
The Master of the Great Wardrobe to have 3,000l., which completes
his establishment for two years past, ending at Midsummer,
1675. Like marginal note as above.
Mr. Brimskell called in. The Lord Treasurer directs that he have
the collection of the Capias pro fine, &c., for one year.
[Ibid. pp. 55-6.]
The Lord Treasurer will speak with the Attorney General and
some of the Excise Commissioners concerning Mr. Kent's warrant.
Mris. Yates's certificate to be produced.
The petition of the King's preachers in Lancashire is granted.
Mary Richardson's husband's debt of 107l. 9s. 8d. [is ordered] to
[The] Mris. Lawsons to have a quarter upon their pension, 125l.
[Order taken for] 447l., part of the Earl of Plymouth's debt, to
Sir Tho. Kniveton to have a quarter ; 25l.
The new royal foundation [of the King's mathematical boys at
Christs' Hospital is ordered] to have a quarter ; 250l. In the
margin : Done [meaning : warrant drawn].
Memorandum : For the future Mr. Secretary [probably means
the Secretary of the Treasury] commands that all King's warrants
for drawing of bills be directed to the Attorney General or Solicitor
General or either of them.
Sir Edward Deering to be paid half a year of his pension ; 200l. :
due at Michaelmas last.
[Treasury Minute Book V. pp. 56-7.]
Present : Lord Treasurer, Chancellor of the Exchequer, Attorney
The Attorney General represents to the Lord Treasurer the
several mistakes that are found in the commissions issued out for
seizing two [thirds] parts of Recusant's estates. Mr. Bernard, the
Remembrancer's deputy, answers my Lord that he hopes no such
errors (as are complained of) will appear when the Commissions
are returned, and lays the greatest fault on the Clerks of the Peace.
The Lord Treasurer charges him [to act] with diligence for the
future and that no neglect be made on his part. Mr. Bernard says
the errors will be found in the schedules and not in the Commissions.
The Lord Treasurer directs Mr. Bernard to examine the
Commissions and assist in the returns.
The Solicitor General and Mr. Johnson called in as counsel for
Mr. Henry Fanshaw concerning the grant of the office of Remembrancer,
upon the question whether the young Visct. Fanshawe, an
infant, ought to be the first of the three lives or not. The Solicitor
General says it is doubtful whether it may not be void in law, and
instances in several cases. Mr. Sawyer differs from the Solicitor
General's opinion. The Attorney General believes a grant to an
infant to exercise by a deputy is good, especially if the infant be
above 12 years old. But he thinks it more prudential to take it
otherwise. The Lord Treasurer, upon hearing the whole matter,
will receive the King's pleasure therein to-morrow morning.
Mr. John Barker, one of the Custom House officers at Gravesend,
is recommended to my Lord's favour by the Attorney General. My
Lord to be put in mind of him particularly.
Mr. Pyle and Mr. Wiseman to be paid each 256l. 13s. 4d. upon
warrants lately signed. In the margin : Done [meaning : direction
accordingly sent to the Auditor of the Receipt].
Ordered that 100l. per week be paid to the officers of the Works
till 1,400l. be paid : upon the old arrears of materials. The like
marginal note. Also 50l. a week more is directed for the payment
of the poor workmen of Scotland Yard till Sir Humphry Hooke's
money be recovered or 1,500l. be paid. The like marginal note.
[There is] due for Healing medals 500l. : [ordered] to be forthwith
directed. The like marginal note.
Viscount Ranelagh : [warrant for] 750l. and 500l. for his and
Lord Hatton's pensions on the Excise. The like marginal note.
[Order for] 500l. to be paid in part of an order of Aug. 12 last of
Sir Stephen Fox's for 5,000l. for secret service. The like marginal
Mr. Strode to proceed to make satisfaction to Mr. Philpot for the
1,100l. ordered him besides the timber already felled and permitted
by the Lord Treasurer's warrant of May 1 last to be carried off :
[being] in lieu of his interest in Norley Thorns. In the margin :
Done [meaning : letter written to Strode].
[Treasury Minute Book V. pp. 57-9.]
Mr. Graunt and Mr. Brown's business to be heard.
[Day Book p. 97.]
A letter to be written to Mr. Mountney to bring into the
Exchequer 12,000l. In the margin : Done [meaning : letter written
[Treasury Minute Book V. p. 59.]
The Lord Treasurer directs that the Robes be paid 500l. In the
margin : Done [meaning : warrant drawn].
Sir Robert Howard to send the Lord Treasurer a state of the
anticipations on the several branches of the revenue.
The Lord Privy Seal to be paid a quarter of what is due. The
like marginal note.
The Duchess of Richmond to be paid a quarter, by the King's
special command. This to be signified in the letter to Mr. Kent
directing the payment.
Write Sir Robert Howard to restrain him from making other
payments [out of the Receipt] than such as are particularly directed
by letter [from the Lord Treasurer].
Viscount Brouncker's pension of 1,000l. per an., being in consideration
of his surrender to the King of the farm of the Issues of
Jurors, His Majesty has directed its payment.
The same for Col. Thomas Howard and [his] sister, [same] being
in consideration of a surrender of the Greenwax.
Sir William Kelligrew to have one quarter on the Excise. In
the margin : Done [meaning : warrant drawn.]
Sir Herbert Price to have 200l. on his arrears of his pension
directed on an order on the Law bill : by the King's special command.
Like marginal note as above.
Mary Richardson to have 50l. on the privy seal dormant : as
royal bounty. Like marginal note.
Mrs. Yates to have the same on the same privy seal [as royal
bounty]. Like marginal note.
The Master of the Black Rod to be paid a quarter. Like marginal
The Duke of Buckingham to have a quarter of his pension. Like
Lord Gerard to have a quarter of his pension. Like marginal
Sir Tho. Daniell's fee to be paid : half a year : 48l. 13s. 4d.
Like marginal note.
A warrant for payment of the remainder of Philip Brown, the
merchant's, privy seal, being 750l. quarterly, as it shall become due.
A letter to be written [to the Exchequer] for payment of 1,500l.,
in further part of the Duke of York's order for 20,000l. drawn in
the name of Sir Allan Apsly. In the margin : Done [meaning :
A letter to be written to Sir Stephen Fox to pay the Earl of
Carbery 100l. Like marginal note.
[Write] Mr. Mountney to bring into the Exchequer 2,500l. for
pay of the "Pearl" frigate. Like marginal note. [Write] to Sir
Robert Howard to pay it [out of the Receipt after it has been so
paid in by Mountney] to the Treasurer of the Navy for that purpose.
Sir Stephen Fox to have 1,250l. in further part of his order for
5,000l. : viz. 1,000l. for Mrs. N. and 250l. for Sir C. P. In the
margin : Done [meaning : letter accordingly sent to the Auditor of
[Treasury Minute Book V. pp. 59-60.]
Mr. Secretary [of the Treasury] commands Mr. Thomas Musgrave
to be entered for the next vacant waiter's place at Carlisle.
"Two letters of His Majesty to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland
for remission of the Earl of Clare's quit rents and arrears, dated
the 11th of this instant, October, entered in our books the 20th."
Sir Stephen Fox to have 500l. in further part of his order for
5,000l. for Sir John Holmes by His Majesty's command.
[Ibid. p. 60.]
A privy seal to be drawn for 452l. for charges of the Duke of
Richmond's patent of honour, and 800l. for his equipage, and
2,000l. for his [ordinary] entertainment : to be upon the Exchequer :
date of commencement to be left blank.
The Earl of Ogle to have a warrant for 1,000l. out of the
Exchequer at Xmas next, and 1,000l. by tallies on the Contractors
for the Hearthmoney out of their rent payable in March.
Major Porter's order for 214l. to be satisfied. In the margin :
Done [meaning : instruction accordingly sent to the Receipt].
Sir Tho. Kniveton to be paid one quarter.
Warrant to be drawn for the Queen's Dressers and Maids of
[Ibid. p. 61.]
Mr. Alport's business concerning the Clerks of the Peace to be
heard at 3 [this] afternoon.
[Day Book p. 97.]
The Lord Treasurer expects that the 1,956l. advanced for plate
for Lord Berkeley, now going as ambassador to France, shall be
secured to be returned or answered to the King in money and not
as plate. In the margin : Shewed to Mr. Bernard the same day
and by Mr. Berty he was directed to take care in it.
Mr. Mounteney to supply the weekly payments out of the
remaining cash for the account ended at Michaelmas last and to
repay the same to the said accompt as the [Customs] receipt will
[Treasury Minute Book V. p. 61.]
On Thursday afternoon the Lord Treasurer to meet Sir Robert
Howard, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Sir C. Harbord, Sir
Phillip Warwick, Mr. Sawyer and the Attorney General, with Sir
George Downing, at the Treasury Chambers.
[Treasury Minute Book V. p. 61.]
[Write] Mr. Mounteney to bring into the Exchequer 9,000l. for
the Navy and Forces : out of the 32,000l. to be made good as the
Write Lady Lockhart to deliver the chapel gilt plate into the
Jewel House : for which the Lord Treasurer will give satisfaction
at the rate of 6s. per ounce. In the margin : Done [meaning : letter
[Write] a letter to Mr. Mounteney to bring 1,500l. into the
Exchequer for the Duke of York. To be done out of the 32,000l.
to be repaid as the Customs mend.
[Ibid. pp. 61-2.]
The bills for appropriating the Customs, for the Chimney money,
against papists, and against illegal exaction of money, &c., are to
be brought to the Treasury Chambers at 4 in the afternoon on
Monday next, when [for which time] another meeting is appointed.
Query : Whether Sir Robert Howard ought to deliver in [to the
House of Commons] the old anticipations on the Customs as
well as the new. The Attorney General is of opinion that the
anticipations ought rather to be delivered in by any other hand
than Sir Robert Howard's.
Agreed : that all anticipations as well old as new [on the Customs]
be delivered in by Sir Ro. Howard.
Major Huntington and Capt. Kingdon to attend on Monday
concerning the brewing of beer without malt.
Mr. Fillingham to attend the same time about the smiths' forges.
Mr. Blackwall to be here the same day at 6 and the Lord
Treasurer to be put in mind so [as] to bring his papers with him.
The Lord Treasurer directs Sir Ed. Wood's order for 905l. for
half a year [to be paid] by tallies on the Hearthmoney out of the
last September payment.
Sir William Godolphin : [warrant for him for] 2,600l for half a
year : out of the [Hearthmoney] rent due in March next.
Sir Tho. Higgons : [warrant for him for] 912l. 10s. 0d. for half
a year : upon [the Hearthmoney rent due] Sept. last.
Sir Jo. Paul : [warrant for him for] a quarter [on the Hearthmoney
due] in September [last] the remainder [on that due] in
Sir William Swan : the same.
Lady Lockhart's 500l. [is warranted on the Hearthmoney due]
in September last.
Mr. Perwich, [Sir Martin] Westcomb, [Consul] Martin, and
[Consul] Bradley to have [their warrants to be charged on the
Hearthmoney due in] Sept. last as far as it will go, which 'tis conceived
will be half to each, and the remainder [on the Hearthmoney
due] in March next.
Write Mr. Mounteney to bring into the Exchequer 1,250l. to
satisfy a late letter written [to the Exchequer] for Sir Stephen Fox :
to be out of the 32,000l. which is to be made good again [as the
The Lord Treasurer directed that 3,700l. be advanced by Mr.
Mounteney in part of the 100,000l. to pay for hemp : to be paid by
Mr. Shales (Sheles) as the Lord Treasurer directed.
[Treasury Minute Book V. pp. 62-3.]