Minute Book: October 1675

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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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October 1675

Oct. 1. 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 petition.
Mr. Drew's 50l. to be paid. In the margin : Done [meaning : warrant drawn].
Enquire what Mr. Brerewood or any other have been allowed for sending the copies of Parliament Bills to the Lord Treasurer, Lord Keeper, &c.
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 several uses.
The armorers' petition read. No arrears can be paid yet.
Owen's petition for his nephew David Owen's forfeited estate is granted.
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] the Union.
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.]
Oct. 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 pension.
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.]
Oct. 5. 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 Treasurer].
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.]
Oct. 6.
Treasury Chambers.
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.]
Oct. 7. 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 be considered.
[The] Mris. Lawsons to have a quarter upon their pension, 125l.
[Order taken for] 447l., part of the Earl of Plymouth's debt, to be paid.
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.]
Oct. 8.
Treasury Chambers.
Present : Lord Treasurer, Chancellor of the Exchequer, Attorney General.
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 note.
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.]
Oct. 8. Mr. Graunt and Mr. Brown's business to be heard.
[Day Book p. 97.]
Oct. 11. A letter to be written to Mr. Mountney to bring into the Exchequer 12,000l. In the margin : Done [meaning : letter written to Mountney.]
[Treasury Minute Book V. p. 59.]
Oct. 13. 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].
Oct. 14. 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.]
Oct. 15. 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 note.
The Duke of Buckingham to have a quarter of his pension. Like marginal note.
Lord Gerard to have a quarter of his pension. Like marginal note.
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 : letter written].
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 the Receipt.]
[Treasury Minute Book V. pp. 59-60.]
Oct. 20. 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.]
Oct. 21. 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 Honour.
[Ibid. p. 61.]
Oct. 22. Mr. Alport's business concerning the Clerks of the Peace to be heard at 3 [this] afternoon.
[Day Book p. 97.]
Oct. 23. 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 bear it.
[Treasury Minute Book V. p. 61.]
Oct. 26. 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.]
Oct. 27. [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 Customs mend.
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 written].
[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.]
Oct. 28. 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 March [next].
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 Customs mend].
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.]