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Entry Book: December 1673, 16-31

Pages 442-455

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

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December 1673, 16-31

Date. Nature and Substance of the Entry. Reference.
Dec. 16 Same from same to the Receipt for the delivery of certain goods, cloth, &c., detailed, belonging to Monsieur Meclenberg, Secretary now residing here to the King of Denmark. Ibid, p. 124.
Dec. 17 Same from same to the Excise Commissioners to pay the tallies for the Earl of Anglesey's 3,000l. per an. (as by the money warrant of Nov. 20 last), before any [other] tallies of anticipation on the Excise and in the same manner that constant pensions on the Excise and the charges of the Excise Office are paid. Money Book (Excise), p. 51.
Money warrant for 100l. to William Chiffinch for half a year to Xmas next on his pension as Keeper of His Majesty's Closet. British Museum Additional MS. 28,076, p. 158.
Same for 150l. to Dame Rebecca Williams for half a year on her contract (as by the patent dated 1660, Sept. 28,) for keeping her house in New Palace Yard, Westminster, ready furnished with household stuff and accommodation for such ambassadors as shall be lodged there : the dormant warrant for same, dated 1667, July 19, having been executed until Midsummer last. Together with : dormant warrant for same in future. Ibid, p. 192.
Warrant from Treasurer Latimer to the Receipt for tallies from time to time on the Wine Licence Commissioners for the profits of the Wine Licences up to Sept. 29 last to be paid to Visct. Grandison and Ed. Villiers, as by the Privy Seal of Dec. 1. Ibid, p. 159.
Money warrant for 20l. to Lodowick Bray for half a year of his pension to Sept. 29 last. Ibid, p. 160.
[?] Same for 915l. to Thomas Henshaw for six months. April 18 last to Oct. 18 last, as Envoy Extr. to Denmark. Ibid.
Dec. 17 Warrant from Treasurer Latimer to James Hoare, senr., Comptroller of the Mint, to pay the salaries for the coinage of the farthings as by the privy seal of July 4 last, viz. Peter Johnson. smith of the Mint, for providing all iron work for said coining a farthing per lb. weight, &c. ut supra, pp. 124-5. Ibid, pp. 161-2.
Same from same to the Receipt to pay 800l. to Anthony Steevens, gent., being in part of an order No. 42 for 2,500l. registered on the Wine and Vinegar duty (payable after 104,967l. 12s. 6d. thereon), said order having issued to George Wharton, Treasurer of the Ordnance, and by him assigned to John Colvile, whose administratrix assigned 800l. thereof to said Steevens. Ibid, p. 162.
Treasurer Latimer's subscription of a docquet, dated 1673, Dec., of a grant to Sir Henry Osborne, kt., of the office of Steward of the lordship and manors of Melenydd, Gwrthrynion, Comotaydor[Cwm Twyddwr], Presteigne, and Presteigne Lands. Knighton and Gladestry, co. Radnor, and also the towns of Knighton and Presteigne : with the fee of 6l. 13s. 4d. per an. British Museum Additional MS. 28,075, p 16.
Treasurer Latimer's subscription of a docquet of a grant to Tho. Hayter and John Pepys, Esq., of the office of Clerk of the Acts of the Navy. British Museum Additional MS. 28,075, p. 16.
Warrant from Treasurer Latimer to Sir C. Harbord, Sir Peter Ball and the rest of the Trustees of the late Queen Mother to order the Auditor of the Duchy of Lancaster to discharge the sum of 150l. due from Thomas Worthington, of Blansco, co. Lancs., as Receiver of the revenue of the four Duchy Honors in co. Yorks., said sum being lost in the hands of Thomas Walker, a merchant, who undertook the return thereof to London. The said arrear is due to the King and not to the said Duchy. Warrants Not Relating to Money IV. p. 123.
Same from same to Sir C. Harbord for a ratal of all the lands in a list [wanting], being such parts as are not yet rated of the rents contained in a schedule annexed to the royal warrant of the 10th inst. for Mr. John Lyndsey, goldsmith. Ibid.
Same from same to the Clerk of the Pipe for a lease to Richard Hicks (from the death of James Dingley) of a tenement in Netherton, co. Cornwall, part of the manor of Carnedon, and a wood called Crosecly and Borlinick, part of the manor of Tibecta, both parcels of the Duchy of Cornwall.
Prefixing :Particular and ratal of the premises.
Ibid, pp. 126-7.
Same from same to the Customs Commissioners to employ Edward Salby as a tidesman in fee, London port, loco Luke Hayes, dismissed. Ibid, p. 129.
Allowance by Treasurer Latimer of Richard Cox, Esq., Richard Barrons, William Mortimer, Patrick Moyne, and Richard Tooth, gent., as Sub-Commissioners of Excise for co. York : as requested by the Farmers of Excise of said county. Ibid, p. 120.
Dec. 18 Money warrant for 500l. to Thomas Greene, gent., Cashier at the Office of Exchange, London, as imprest for salaries of inferior officers there. British Museum Additional MS. 28,076, p. 163.
Letter of direction concerning 3,000l. in part of an order of Nov. 11 last for 3,630l. to Mr. Le Gouch. Money Book (Customs), p. 144.
[?] Allowance by Treasurer Latimer of the following sums due to the [Excise] Farmers of the following counties for interest on advance payment of farm rent for the quarter ended 1673. June 24, viz. : co. Beds, 4s. 2d. ; Berks, 16s. 5d. ; Bristol, 5l. 4s. 0d. ; Cambridge, 23l. 5s. 6d. ; Cheshire, 3l 7s. 1d. ; Cornwall, 1s. 2d. ; Cumberland, 11d. ; Derby, 6s. 4d. ; Devon, 5l. 11s. 10d. ; Durham, 2s. 1d. ; Essex, 75l. 2s. 4d. ; Hants. 16s. 6d. ; Hereford, 8d. ; Herts, 2s. 4d. ; Huntingdon, 2s. 8d. ; Leicester. 1l. 1s. 0d. ; Lincoln, 3s. 1d. ; Northampton, 6s, 11d. ; Nottingham, 12s. 10d. ; Oxford, 11s. 2d. ; Shropshire. 2l. 17s. 3d. ; Somerset, 3l. 6s. 1d. ; Stafford, 6s. 0d. ; Warwick, 1s. 4d. ; Worcester, 6s. 3d. ; Yorks and Sussex, 11l. 0s. 1d. ; North Wales, 1l. 5s. 2d. ; South Wales, 18s. 1d. (Total, 137l. 3s. 10d.) Warrants Not Relating to Money IV. p. 136.
Dec. 18 Same by same of the June 24 quarter's incidents and Sept. 29 quarter's salary bills of the receipt of the Country Excise. (Totals respectively 33l. 12s. 0d. and 296l. 2s. 0d.) Ibid, pp. 136-7.
[?] Entry of the demise [by lease under the Exchequer seal] of a tenement, half tenement and two mills, parcel of the manor of Fordington and Duchy of Cornwall, to James Gold, junr., for 99 years or for the lives of John Heyden, William Twisse. junr., and John Seward. Ibid, p. 137.
Dec. 19 Royal warrant for a great seal for an annuity or pension of 200l. to Edward Progers, Esq., one of the Grooms of the Bedchamber, during the natural life of Dame Lucas Sandys. King's Warrant Book III. p. 429.
Money warrant for a year each on the several fees, detailed, to John Maugridge, Richard Maugridge, Robert Maugridge, Tertullian Lewis, as His Majesty's Drummers, and to Richard Vaux and Devereux Clothier, His Majesty's fife players. British Museum Additional MS. 28,076, p. 165.
Warrant from Treasurer Latimer to the King's Remembrancer for a commission to Sir John Birkenhead, Master of the Quest, Richard Newman and Paul Bowes, Esqrs,, and Emery Hill, John White, coroner, and John Fisher, gent., to enquire for the King concerning the burglary and attainder of William Urlin, late of the parish of St. Martins in the Fields, yeoman.
Prefixing :Instructions for said inquisition.
Warrants Not Relating to Money IV. pp. 131-2.
[?] Treasurer Latimer to Alderman Edward Backwell. I have lately seen Sir Robert Southwell's report of the state of the Queen's portion now under the receipt of Francis Parry, and have ordered Parry to ship home any considerable sums on that account by any of the King's frigates homeward bound : he to consign such moneys to you to be by you paid into the Exchequer at the exchange rate of 7s. 2d. the millrey ; you to give the commander of the frigates their discharge and to give me notice of arrival. But the frigates do not frequently call at Lisbon and exchanges between London and Lisbon are so small and uncertain "that the occasions thereof do not constantly present and that when they do bills are of late drawn from hence thither at the rate of 6s. 4d. and so to 6s. 6d. for the milrey and that bills are remitted from thence hither at 6s. 6d. to 6s. 8d. the milrey." A proposal has therefore been made to return said money at 6s. 3d. for every milrey paid in Lisbon upon bills drawn hither at two months after date or ten days after sight, and this for any sum and for the whole year, thus freeing the King from all hazard and from the lying dead of his money in that place. You have seen this proposal and I have given you the preference at 6s. 4d. the milrey on the same terms. Parry is, therefore, hereby ordered to pay over his moneys to your factor, who is to give bills on you at 6s. 4d. Ibid, pp. 132-3.
[?] Same to Francis Parry, His Majesty's Resident at Lisbon, in Portugal, to the like effect as above. Ibid, pp. 134-5.
Dec. 20 Royal sign manual for 51l. to Sir Robert Southwell, one of the Clerks of the Council, to be by him paid according to the King's directions given him towards setting up the Dutch clothworkers who are come over hither to settle : this being an addition to what has been already granted for the same purpose. King's Warrant Book III. p. 445.
[?] [Royal warrant for] a privy seal for 706l. 15s. 0d. to George Wharton, Treasurer of the Ordnance, as imprest for the works at Tynemouth Castle, which ought to be repaired : as by the order in Council of the 19th inst. Ibid.
Dec. 20 Treasurer Latimer's warrant to the Customs Cashier to pay the King's Remembrancer 313l. 1s. 8d. and 37l. 9s. 4d. for parchment for books for the Customs of the outports and London port respectively, for one year. British Museum Additional MS. 28,076, pp. 175-6.
Statement signed by Treasurer Latimer of the charge upon the fourth and fifth quarters of the Eighteen Months' assessment : as follows, viz. : The Fourth quarter, charged thus : British Museum Additional MS. 28,076, p. 164.
s. d. s. d.
Victuallers [of the Navy] 21,163 6 9 and 22,604 0 0
Works 1,000 0 0 " 734 17 10
Navy 10,000 0 0 " 10,000 0 0
Secret Service 4,000 0 0
Sick and Wounded 4,000 0 0
Duke of Lauderdale 4,000 0 0
Contingencies 25,101 15 6 " 1,312 0 0
Sir Dennis Gawden 9,384 0 0
Treasurer of the Chamber 6,700 0 0
The Forces 65,000 0 0
185,000 0 0
The Fifth quarter thus charged :
Cofferer of the Household 20,000
Navy 20,000 and 20,000 and 20,000
Ordnance 20,000 " 10,000 " 10,000
Contingencies 5,000 " 5,000 " 5,000
Victuallers of the Navy 20,000 " 10,000 " 10,000
Treasurer of the Chamber 5,000 " 5,000 " 5,000
190,000
Together with : marginal notes of some of the payments actually made hereon.
Letter of direction upon three orders assigned by Mr. Griffin to John Warner, gent., Master of His Majesty's barges, for, respectively, 342l. 12s. 3d., 158l. 18s. 3d., and 43l. Ibid, p. 165.
Money warrant for 1,000l. to Lawrence Hyde, Master of the Robes, to complete the coming Xmas quarter on the 5,000l. per an. for the Robes. Ibid, p. 166.
Same for 500l. to Ralph Montague, Master of the Great Wardrobe, to be by him laid out for a bed and furniture for Madame Stewart, to be delivered to her out of the Wardrobe, as by the Lord Chamberlain's warrant of Sept. 30 last. Ibid.
Same for 60l. to Sir Edward Griffin, to be by him paid over to Thomas Haynes, servant of His Majesty's vestry, for one year's allowance for washing the linen belonging to His Majesty's chapel at Whitehall. Ibid, p. 167.
Warrant from Treasurer Latimer to the Customs Cashier to pay 240l. to William Culliford, for half a year to Sept. 29 last, as Register of Seizures London port. Money Book (Customs), p. 144.
Same from same to same to pay 1,000l. to Lionel, Earl of Middlesex as a Gent, of the Bedchamber : as by his patent of the 2nd inst. Ibid.
Same from same to same to pay 13l. 6s. 8d. to Baptist Visc.
Campden for one year's creation money to Sept. 29 last.
10l. to the Earl of Clare for half a year's creation money to Sept. 29 last and dormant warrant for said creation money in future.
Ibid, pp. 144, 149
Treasurer Latimer's subscription of a docquet of a discharge to the Duke of Buckingham of 1,000l. for provision of horses and for 1,500l. more to him for same. (Warrant from same to the Receipt hereupon dated same day.) British Museum Additional MS. 28,075, p. 18 ; Warrants Not Relating to Money IV. p. 138.
[?] Same of same, dated 1673. Dec., of a grant to Peregrine Osborne of the office of Clerk of Patents in Chancery in reversion after Sir Richard Pigott present same. British Museum Additional MS. 28,075, p. 18.
[?] Same of same, dated 1673, Dec., of a discharge to Viscount Latimer of all moneys imprested to him jointly with Sir T. Littleton during their joint execution of the office of Treasurer of the Navy : with a proviso that same shall not extend to discharge said Littleton. Ibid.
Dec. 20 Treasurer Latimer to the Customs Commissioners to give order for the observation of the order in Council that no strangers be permitted to lade coals in any part of the Kingdom of England till Mar. 17 next and that no subjects be permitted to transport coals beyond the seas, but to bring same to London or some other port of the King's dominions. Warrants Not Relating to Money IV. p. 136.
Dec. 23 Order drawn upon a money warrant, dated 1673, Oct. 31, for 1,614l. 5l. 8d. to the Earl of Sunderland, Ambassador Extr. to France, for his ordinary May 13 last to Sept. 3 last.
Followed by :A letter of direction hereon dated Dec. 24.
British Museum Additional MS. 28,076, p. 168.
Warrant from Treasurer Latimer to the Receipt to issue 2,000l. on unsatisfied orders payable to Sir Leolin Jenkins and Sir Joseph Williamson as Plenipotentiaries at Cologne. Ibid.
Letter of direction upon two orders of July 18 last for 1,085l. 1s. 4d. and 508l. 18s. 9d. to Sir John Robinson. Ibid, p. 167.
Warrant, dormant, from Treasurer Latimer to the Customs Cashier to pay 40l. per an. to the Duke of Albemarle as creation money. Money Book (Customs), p. 144.
Allowance by Treasurer Latimer of the 1673, Xmas quarter's salary bill of the Excise office, London. (Total 2,055l. 11s. 4d.) Money Book (Excise), p. 55.
Warrant from Treasurer Latimer to the Customs Cashier to pay 800l. to Samuel Maydwell, clerk and paymaster of the bills of Impost, to be disposed as by the privy seal of the 19th inst. Money Book (Customs), p. 137.
Same from same to John Thompson, Solicitor for the Eighteen Months' tax for Middlesex and Westminster. Upon a full hearing this day of the Commissioners for the said Assessment in Middlesex and Westminster and [those of] the Tower Hamlets touching the difference between them about the taxing of 8l. per month which has hitherto been omitted to be assessed to complete their monthly proportion in pursuance of the Act, it was agreed by the several parties then present that there should be a general meeting of the said Commissioners at the Exchequer Chamber, Tuesday, Jan. 13 next, to decide that difference, and also to regulate all other matters concerning said assessment and particularly that of the officers, and the 11l. 13s. 4d. charged upon the Tower within. You are to give notice hereof to those concerned, by the respective high constables. Warrants Not Relating to Money IV. p. 141.
[?] Report from same to the King on the petition of David Moore, gent., for renewal of lease of a farm in Surrey, as by the order of reference of Oct. 13 last. Details the leases and valuation of the premises. Ibid, p. 142.
[? Dec. 23] Report from Treasurer Latimer to the King on the petition of Sir John Robinson, Kt. and Bart., Lieut, of the Tower, for a regrant (on surrender of the several houses and buildings round about the Tower Ditch, Bulwark and Tower Wharf, as formerly leased to Hen.Timberlake, Robt. Bradbury and to Roger Aston), of all those tenements and yards lying on the East side of the Tower Hill, sometimes called the Nine Gardens, lying between the Postern Gate and the city of London, part whereof were contained in the grant to Timberlake and Bradbury ; and also a slip of ground of 80 feet deep on the North side of Tower Hill, together with the old ditch called the City Ditch, and other waste grounds with the houses thereon. Premises are of far less value than those which Robinson offers to surrender in return. The 'Nine Gardens' are worth 400l. per an., and most of the houses thereon are ruinous and in decay. The Ordnance officers have no objection to the lease of the other slip of ground, and if houses are erected thereon they will be much further distant from the Tower than some thousands of houses already standing and cannot be prejudicial by fire thereto. As to the Old Ditch, the same is the ground hitherto called the Gun Market or East Smithfield, whereon divers houses have of late been erected. It may be granted on condition of leaving sufficient ways on the east and north sides thereof, whereby the common ways now used over the said grounds will be left free. This will be no damage to the Tower, there being several ranges of houses on that side, long erected and inhabited, much nearer thereto. (Treasurer Latimer's subscription, dated Dec. 23, of a docquet, dated 1673, Dec., of a grant to Sir John Robinson, Lieut, of the Tower, of several houses and parcels of ground within the Liberty of the Tower and in or near Tower Hill and Crutched Friars, part thereof in reversion after a grant to Henry Timberlake and Robert Bradbury : with power to build upon part of the premises.) Warrants Not Relating to Money IV. p. 143 ; British Museum Additional MS. 28,075, p. 19.
Dec. 23 Treasurer Latimer's subscription of a docquet. dated 1673, Dec., of a grant to Sir Tho. Chichley, Master of the Ordnance, and his heirs, of a house called the Storehouse alias Heyden House and other houses and lands near the Minorites, at the rent of 5s. per an. : provided this prejudice not a lease to George Legg of part of the premises. British Museum Additional MS. 28,075, p. 19.
Warrant, dormant, for the Duke of Albemarle's creation money of 40l. per an. British Museum Additional MS. 28,076, p. 231.
Col. Gifford's business about Mr. Kellet, &c., his creditors, is to be heard [this day].
Viscount Yarmouth's business to be now heard.
Sir William Strode's business to be now heard.
The Commissioners of the [Eighteen Months'] assessment [for co. Middlesex and Westminster] to be heard [this day]. The Lord Treasurer appoints that they meet at the Exchequer chamber on Tuesday, Jan. 13 (the second day of the Sessions), at two in the afternoon : and what differences are betwixt the county and Westminster be adjusted at the same meeting.
Day Book, p. 74.
Warrant from Treasurer Latimer to [John] Osborne, the Lord Treasurer's Remembrancer. It appears from Sir C. Harbord's report on the petition of Sir Wilfrid Lawson that said Harbord authorised said Lawson to receive certain fee farm rents in Cumberland, which said Lawson had purchased of the late usurped powers and were due at Michaelmas, 1660 [viz. upon condition of said Sir Wilfrid Lawson receiving same upon accompt], upon security as other the like purchasers had ; since which most of the other purchasers have been discharged of the said rents due at Michaelmas aforesaid by His Majesty's Commission of Grace, as might the petitioner also if he had applied in time. Lawson did not so apply by reason he was so remote from London and knew not of any such Commission. Process has therefore issued against him : upon which he has prayed that upon surrender of his deed of purchase the rents by him received before 1660, Sept. 29, may be remitted and discharged to him. Deputy Auditor Raban has certified that Lawson has delivered to him a schedule of such of the said rents as yet remain in the tenants' hands to the end process may issue for the recovery of them to the King's use. You are therefore to supersede all process against said Lawson on said account. Warrants Not Relating to Money IV. p. 208.
Dec. 24 Money warrant for 1,082l. to Sir William Lockhart in full of 2,067l. upon the privy seal of Mar. 15 last (viz. 1,015l. for 203 days ordinary, 1,000l. for equipage, and 52l. for a bill of extraordinaries), he being then designed as Envoy Extr. to France, and having taken leave of His Majesty on his departure on said negotiation April 1 last, and being appointed ambassador in ordinary to France Oct. 20 following. British Museum Additional MS. 28,076, pp. 170-1.
Same for 400l. to the Earl of Shaftesbury for half a year to Sept. 29 last as President of the Council for Foreign Plantations. Ibid p 169.
Same for 200l. to Clara Bolton for one year on her pension Ibid, p. 233.
Privy seal for a discharge of a baronet fee of 1,095l. due from William Blackett, Esq., of Newcastle, the King having granted same to said Blacket as royal bounty in consideration of his good services. (Treasurer Latimer's subscription, dated Dec. 24, of docquet hereof. Warrant to the Receipt heron, dated Dec. 26.) King's Warrant Book III. pp. 430-1 ; British Museum Additional MS. 28,075, p. 20 ; 28,076, p. 170.
Same for 1,500l. to the Duke of Buckingham for provision of horses for the King ; and also for 514l. 16s. 6d. spent by said Duke in excess of the 1,000l., as by the privy seal of May 30 last, as by an account thereof allowed and signed by the King's own hand.
Appending :Two accounts of said horses, mares, and geldings bought for the service of the King and Queen from 1672, Oct. 26, to 1673, Oct. 26. (Totals, 928l. 15s. 6d. and 586l. 1s. 0d., the persons negotiating, or from whom said horses were bought, being Mr. Wickliffe, Mr. Bayly, Mr. Allum, Mr. Lazenby, Mr. Seagood, Mr. Titchbourne, Mr. Salvin, Thomas Rokesby, Charles Good, Sir Tho. Slingsby, Lord Fairfax, Sir Hugh Bethell, Mr. Marwood, Mr. Downham, Mr. William Strode, Lord Lovelace, Capt. Wilkinson. Mr. Durrant, Mr. Thomas, Mr. Grey, Mr. Doughty, Mr. Twine ("yeoman of the male"), Mr. Reignes, Mr. Church, Mr. Bamford. The only horse mentioned by name is Scaramouche. Others unnamed are put down as in the charge, respectively, of Mr. Freeman, Mr. Sterling, senr., Mr. Bonner, Mr. Bishop, Mr. Johnson, Mr. Glysse, Mr. Sterling, junr., Mr. Mill, Mr. Bartleson, Mr. Marreye, Mr. Hickman, Mr. Chapman, Mr. Clarkes. Two of the horses are for the Maids of Honour and two for Mr. Hadley, Her Majesty's bottleman.
King's Warrant Book III. pp. 440-2.
Same, directed to the Lord Treasurer, &c. Two tallies of 1671, Nov. 14, each for 593l., and two tallies of 1671, Dec. 4, for 373l. 7s. 0d. and 219l. 13s. 0d. were given to Sir William Doyley, kt., in part satisfaction of money by him advanced in partnership with Lord St. John et al. on the intended farm of the Customs from 1671, Sept. 29. Same were by said Doyley assigned to Richard Mounteney, junr., gent., and no part thereof has yet been paid. Said tallies should have been paid upon the months of Oct.-Dec., 1672. of the Customs, with 6 per cent. interest thereon up to the time of payment. But happening to remain yet unpaid (although the greatest part of the advance money of said Lord St. John and partners has long since been satisfied out of the fee farms) no further interest can be allowed on said 1,779l. It is hereby ordered that such 6 per cent. interest be allowed to said Mounteney up to the time said sum shall be actually paid. (Royal warrant, dated Dec. 9, for said privy seal. Treasurer Latimer's undated subscription of docquet hereof.) Ibid, pp. 418, 433-5 ; British Museum Additional MS. 28,075, p. 17.
Treasurer Latimer's subscription of a docquet dated 1673, Dec., of a warrant to the Principal Commissioners of Prizes to pay to Sir Richard Munden 2,500l. as royal bounty : for his good services in retaking the Island of St. Helena and seizing three East India Prizes for the King's use. British Museum Additional MS. 28,075, p. 20.
Same of same, dated 1643, Dec., of a grant to Elias Alston, gent., of the baronet fee of 1,095l. per an. from John Thompson, of Haversham. co. Bucks : and tally of discharge to said Thompson accordingly. Ibid, p. 21.
Same of same, dated 1673, Dec., of a grant to Daniell Ford and John Cooke of the office of Keeper of the register of incoming ships, &c., resigned by Henry Sclater. Ibid, p. 22.
Same of same, dated 1671, May, of a warrant for 40l. per an. to Christian Harrell, His Majesty's apothecary in ordinary to the Household. Ibid.
Same of same, dated 1673, Oct., for 33l. 2s. 8d. to Walter Innes for half a year to 1672, Sept. 29, and 50l. to George Robert for nine months to 1673, June 24, both as late Gentleman Daily Waiters Assistants in ordinary to His Majesty : being in lieu of uncertain charges by bills for making ready standing houses and Progress houses for His Majesty. Ibid.
Warrant from Treasurer Latimer to the Customs Commissioners to permit the transport, Customs free, of goods in the "Greyhound," for the proper use of Sir William Lockhart, Ambassador to France. Warrants Not Relating to Money IV. p. 138.
Dec. 26 Warrant, dormant, from same to the Receipt for tallies of assignment from time to time on the Excise Farmers of London for the pension of 500l. per an. to Richard, Lord Byron and Christopher Cratford as by the patent of May 30 last. British Museum Additional MS. 28,076, p. 169.
Money warrant for 24l. to Sir John Cotton for 4 years to Sept. 29 last on the perpetuity of 5l. 6s. 8d. per an. for the maintenance of a minister at Landwade, co. Cambridge. Ibid, p. 204.
Warrant from Treasurer Latimer to the Customs Commissioners to employ George Jacson (Jackson) as tidesman, Plymouth, loco Robert Edgcomb, dismissed. Warrants Not Relating to Money IV. p. 138.
Dec. 27 Same from same to same to burn the King's moiety of two parcels of hats seized by Henry Deane and Edward Lane, and Henry Adam, Christopher Needle and William Harrison : being prohibited goods, "and His Majesty by his order in Council having commanded that his moiety of the said hats should be burnt for the encouragment of the manufacture at home." Money Book (Customs), p. 145.
Money warrant for 73l. 17s. 6d. to Henry Deane and Edward Lane and 16l. 4s. 0d. to Henry Adam, Christopher Needle and William Harrison, being moneys paid by them into the Exchequer for the seizures as above, which is to be repaid to them in order that the King's moiety may be burned as above. Money Book (Customs), p. 145.
Warrant from Treasurer Latimer to the Customs Commissioners to deliver to William Chiffinch, at Whitehall, three cases of pictures for His Majesty's own use to the number of 33 and some drawings upon paper in one of the said cases ; now brought over in the "Merlin" yacht, Capt. Baker commander. Warrants Not Relating to Money IV. p. 139.
[?] Same from same to same to permit the export. Customs free, of certain goods belonging to the Duchess of Modena. Ibid.
Dec. 29 Money warrant for 200l. to Lewis Grabu, master of His Majesty's music, for one year, in part of 2 years' arrears of salary to Sept. 29 last.
Followed by :Undated letter of direction hereon.
British Museum Additional MS. 28,076, p 171.
Warrant from Treasurer Latimer to the Receipt to cancel a tally for 5,000l., dated 1672, Oct. 26, on the Customs and payable to [the East India Co.], and of which only 3,128l. 16s. 3d. can be satisfied on the Customs of this last year : and in lieu thereof to strike two tallies for 31,28l. 16s. 3d. and 1,871l. 3s. 9d. respectively, the latter to be applied to the next year's account : all at the request of Sir John Banks, as Governor of the East India Company, and to accommodate the Receiver General of the Customs in perfecting his accompts for last year. Ibid, p. 172.
Money warrant for 200l. to Sir Edward Dering for a half year to Sept. 29 last on his pension, as by the patent of Nov. 25 last. Money Book (Excise), p. 52.
Warrant, dormant, from Treasurer Latimer to the Receipt for tallies of assignment from time to time on the Excise of London for the annuity of 4,000l. to Sir Heneage Finch as Keeper of the Great Seal. (Same from same, dated 1673-4, Jan. 8, to the Farmers of the London Excise to discharge the above tallies from time to time before any tallies of anticipation are paid, &c.) Ibid, p. 53.
Warrant from same to same to levy a tally for 76l. 1s. 6d. on Thomas Greenfield for the Company of Feltmakers, London, being the value of the King's moiety of hats lately seized by said Greenfield, a Customs officer in Rye port : it being necessary in order to the public burning of said moiety that a tally be levied for the legal discharge of the officer so seizing. Money Book (Customs), p. 146.
Same from same to Capt. John Johnson, Collector of Customs at Hythe, Kent, to attend, as a witness, a cause to be heard before the Committee of the House of Commons. Warrants Not Relating to Money IV. p. 155.
Same from same to Tho. Bayles, Esq., to demand and receive all the rents and arrears due to William Urlin at the time of his being attainted of felony, at which time he stood possessed of the Red Lyon Inn, near Charing Cross, and of some other houses situate in Hedge Lane and elsewhere, in St Martins in the Fields. Ibid, pp. 139-40.
Same from same to the Customs Commissioners to allow the landing, Customs free, of 56 barrels of copper blanks for the coining of farthings and half pence ; each barrel containing about 300lb weight : being lately arrived from Stockholm in the "Flying Wolfe," Claes Wiens master. Ibid, p. 140.
Dec. 30 Privy seal for sums up to 100,000l. to the Treasurer of the Navy as imprest for the Victualling, to be carried on as by the agreement with Sir Dennis Gawden, Surveyor General of marine victuals, Sir Denny Ashburnham, Anthony Sturt. Abraham Jaggard and Benjamin Gawden, gent. ; until the King shall think fit to make a contract with them for victualling the Navy. (Undated royal warrant for said privy seal. Treasurer Latimer's subscription, dated Dec. 29, of docquet hereof.) King's Warrant Book III. pp. 432-3, 435-6 ; British Museum Additional MS. 28,075, p. 23.
Treasurer Latimer's subscription of allowance of a dormant money warrant of 1672-3, Feb. 22, for the pension of 200l. per an. to Sir Samuel Morland and Samuel Morland, his son. Money Book (Excise), p. 32.
Approval by Treasurer Latimer of the instructions from the Customs Commissioners, England, to the Collectors of the several Plantations, in pursuance of the Act of 25 Car. II. for encouragement of the Greenland and Eastland trades and for better securing the Plantation trade.
Prefixing : (a) Copy of said instructions.
(2) You are, with the Surveyor of your Plantation, to consider of the fittest place for establishing a Custom House.
(3)(4) As there are divers places of lading which, by reason of their distance, cannot be under your view, you are to appoint deputies ; returning a list of all officers to us.
(5) All ships not giving bond to return to England are to make entry with you before lading and report on oath as to lading before clearing : on the penalty of 100l. for failure herein.
(6) If any goods chargeable with duty under this Act be laded before payment of such duty, same are to be seized.
(7) Accounts to be kept of all such duties paid and ladings, &c., especial care being had as to the true names of the vesses and masters. "because many fallacies have been practized and frauds committed by obtruding fictitious names."
(8) Use utmost endeavours to collect the duty in money and not in goods ; returning the moneys to Richard Mounteney by exchange or in ready money. What goods you receive and cannot sell are to be consigned to Guy Molesworth, warehousekeeper in London port.
(10) There is no duty by said Act imposed on ships for which bond shall be given to return to England. You are therefore to take care that no goods liable under the Act be pretended to be for such bonded ships, but actually sent on board ships bound elsewhere. To this end you are frequently to visit all ships that have not given bond or put men on board them to take account of ladings ; which account the Surveyor is, before clearing, to compare with the entry and warrants and to seize goods for which there is no warrant.
(11) (12) Allowances to yourself and half yearly return of full accounts.
(13) You are to see to the execution of the former Plantation Trade Acts, particularly as to certificates of bonds of ships coming from England and as to bonds of all other ships for carrying all their lading in your Plantation to some other English Plantation or to England : seizing all transgressors herein.
(14) "And you are to take notice that although by the Act of Navigation the word Ireland is inserted in the condition of the bond with England, Wales and Berwick, and thereby permission is given to bring the Plantation commodities to Ireland as well as England, yet by the Act for regulating the Plantation Trade the word Ireland is wholly repealed and the condition of all such bonds must [in future] be to bring their respective ladings to England, Wales or Berwick only." Furthermore you are to inform yourself whether any commodities of the growth and production or manufacture of Europe are imported into your Plantation other than shall be brought directly from England, Wales or Berwick and in ships navigated as by law, except wines from the Madeiras and Azores and servants, horses and victuall from Scotland or Ireland, which are importable from the places of their respective growth in ships navigated as above. All ships contravening to be seized.
(16) No ship to unlade before handing in a report and manifest.
(18) "And because His Majesty has been pleased by his declaration of 10 May, 1672, to dispense with the Acts of Navigation and Trade as [far as relates] to ships and mariners, we herewith send you His Majesty's said declaration for your direction in that particular till His Majesty shall otherwise declare his pleasure."
(19) Variations in the proportions of allowances for collecting in respectively Maryland, Barbados, St. Christopher, Nevis and Jamaica, Bermudas and Carolina, Montserrat and Antigua. (See also under 1673-4, Jan. 13, infra.)
(b) Instructions to the various Surveyors of Customs in said Plantations on similar lines, with variations as to their particular functions, allowances, &c.
(c) A form of a commission to the various Collectors of the Plantations.
(d) A form of the bond to be given by the said Collectors.
Warrants Not Relating to Money IV. pp. 144-52, 154.
Warrant from Treasurer Latimer to the Customs Commissioners to direct the Customs Cashier to issue no more money to Lord Baltimore for the use of Charles Calvert, his son, as Surveyor of Maryland, that office being now intended to be put in another hand. Warrants Not Relating to Money IV. p. 153.
[?] Report from same to the King on the petition of Sir Tho. Chichley for a grant of the houses, &c., as granted 1670-1, Jan. 19, to George Legg, and of a messuage called the Storehouse belonging to the office of the Ordnance, situate without Aldgate, near London, as granted to David Walter, Lieutenant of the Ordnance, 1670, Nov. 15. The officers of the Ordnance have certified that same might be granted without prejudice to their Office, and on a second reference (asking them if such grant would not incommode them for want of room for waggons, carts and other things of great bulk which are necessary for the service of the Ordnance, and relating to the train of artillery and how such things may be disposed elsewhere), having certified further that there being new storehouses and rooms built in the Tower and greater room made there than ever before (much of the stores of war for the Navy being removed to Woolwich), all the carts, waggons and other bulky. stores are and may be conveniently and safely lodged in the Tower with the rest of the ammunition and equipage belonging to the train of artillery in the upper storehouses and rooms of the Tower fitted now for that purpose. Ibid, pp. 153-1.
[? Dec. 30] Entry of the demise to Richard Hicks, gent., of some woods called Goosetly and Gorlunick, part of the manor of Tybecta. Warrants Not Relating to Money IV. p. 155.
Dec. 31 Privy seal for 200l. to Thomas Killigrew, one of the Grooms of the Bedchamber and Master of the Revels ; as imprest for divers things necessary to be provided in the office of the Revels ; and further to pay him yearly such sums as imprest for the intent aforesaid as shall seem meet to the Lord Treasurer for making suitable provision for that office. (Royal warrant, dated Nov. 28, for said privy seal.) King's Warrant Book III. pp. 420, 504.
Money warrant for 60l. to Elizabeth Price, relict of Edwd. Price, late chaplain to the regiment of foot in the Barbados : as in full of all arrears to her said husband. British Museum Additional MS. 28,076, p. 177.
Same for 364l. to Sir Peter Wiche for May 28 last to Nov. 26 last on his ordinary as Secretary to the late embassy for the marriage of the Duke of York : it being certified that Wiche took leave of His Majesty Feb. 26 last and returned into His Majesty's presence Nov. 26 last. Ibid, pp. 178-9.
Same for 45l. 12s. 6d. to Geo. Cox, keeper of the Council Chamber, for one year on his fee of 2s. 6d. per day, in part of 3 years' and 238 days' arrears thereon to Sept. 29 last. Ibid, pp. 179-80.
Warrant from Treasurer Latimer to the Receipt to issue 186l. 10s. 0d. to William Rosewell as part of an order No. 52 for 2,303l. 16s. 1d. registered on the sale of fee farms and issued to Sir Edward Griffin and by him assigned, 1670, June 1, to Francis Webb, who assigned 186l. 10s. 0d. thereof to said Rosewell by assignment dated 1671, June 15. Ibid, p. 179.
Money warrant for 200l. to Jo. Dryden, Esq., Poet Laureate and Historiographer Royal for one year on his annuity. Ibid, p. 182.
Same for 41l. 6s. 10d. each to Sir Tymothy Turnor, kt., and Sir Samuell Baldwin, kt., for one year to Sept. 29 last on their fee as Sergeants at Arms : and dormant warrant for same in future. Ibid.
Same for 20l. to Sir Francis Winnington for half a year to June 24 last on his fee as a King's Counsel as by the patent of 7 Jan. last. Ibid, p 183.
Same for 1,004l. 2s. 10d. to Francis Parry in full of his ordinary and extraordinary, 1669. June 1, to 1672, April 19, as His Majesty's agent in Portugal. Ibid, p. 184.
Same for 2,500l. to Lawrence Hyde for half a year to the Robes. Ibid, p. 193.
Warrant from Treasurer Latimer to the Customs Cashier to pay Visct. Fanshawe, the King's Remembrancer, 45l. 12s. 0d. for fees for passing the outports customers' accounts for the year ended 1673, Xmas. Money Book (Customs), p. 174.
Same from same [to the Receipt] for the execution of a copy of an order of 1671, June 28, for 1,100l. to Richard Mulys (Mulis), gent. : the original order having been lost. Ibid, p. 150.
Warrant from Treasurer Latimer to the Customs Commissioners to deliver to Lord O'Brien some gloves, hats, scissors, little pocket cushions embroidered, and perfumed canvas, brought over in the "Anne" yacht. Warrants Not Relating to Money IV. p. 155.
Same from same to same to employ John Crane as a tidesman, London port loco Richard Doe, who declines same.
John Daniel as waiter, Milford port, loco John Elliott.
John Fleming as waiter, Liverpool port, loco John Delemayn, who lately declined same.
Ibid, pp. 162, 163.
Same from same to Serjeant Francis Stevens to discharge from custody James Brookes, of London, factor, and Randolph Allen, none of the Farmers of the duty of subsidy and aulnage having appeared to make good their charge against them. Ibid, p. 156.
Same from same to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands for a particular and ratal of the scite of the abbey of Reading : with a view to a renewal of lease thereof to Sir Thomas Clarges, as a compensation for an annuity of 30l. per an. upon a grant to him from the King. Ibid, p. 159.
Dec. 31 and Jan. 9 Money warrant for 3,710l. to Sir Stephen Fox in part of the privy seal of Aug. 29 last for 20,000l. for secret service. (The Dec. 31 warrant vacated and replaced by the Jan. 9 warrant.) British Museum Additional MS. 28,076, pp. 173, 177.
Dec. 31 Same for 20l. to Sir Thomas Ingham, kt., for one year on his fee as Governor of Walmer Castle, in part of four years' arrears thereon to Sept 29 last. Ibid, p. 199.
Same for 25l. to Mris. Anne Kelly for a quarter on her pension as by the privy seal of Sept. 19 last : and dormant warrant for same in future. Ibid, p. 200.
Same for a year each to the following on their salaries as the King's Falconers, viz. : Arthur Wichell, 50l. 13s. 9d. ; Marmaduke Conway, 44l. ; John Legg, 25l. for half a year ; Mr. De Champ, 44l. ; John Howard, 50l. 3s. 9d. ; Richard Eades, 44l. ; John Osbaldeston, 31l. 18s. 9d. ; Jasper Everard, dormant warrant, 50l. ; George Russel, Sergeant of the Hawks, two years, 130l. Ibid, p. 201.
Same for same to the following as the King's musicians : John Bannister, 110l. ; John Rogers, 100l. ; Tho. Pursel and Pelham Humfryes, 200l. ; William Clavton, 152l. 13s. 4d. ; Humphry Madge, 86l. 12s. 8d. ; Robert Blagrave, 58l. 14s. 2d. ; Tho. Bates, 90l. ; Phil Becket, 60l. 2s. 6d. ; Tho. Lanier, 67l. 9s. 2d. ; Simon Hopper, 60l. ; Cha. Coleman, 60l. ; Henry Gregory, 60l. ; James Farr, organmaker, 20l. ; Richard Dorny, 20l. ; Tho. Blagrave, 40l. 9s. 2d. ; Cha. Evans, harper, 46l. 10s. 10d. ; William Howes. 46l. 10s. 10d. ; John Gamble, 46l. 10s. 10d. ; Henry Hawes, 46l. 10s. 10d. ; Theophilus Fitz, 46l. 10s. 10d. ; Izaac Staggins, 46l. 10s. 10d. ; Robt. Strong, 46l. 10s. 10d. ; John Singleton, 46l. 10s. 10d. ; Math. Lock, 40l. ; John Clement, 40l. ; John Goodgroome, 40l. ; John Jenkins, 40l. ; John Lilly, 40l. ; Anthony Roberts, 40l. ; Alphonso Marsh, 40l. ; Nath. Watkins, 40l. ; John Harding, 40l. Ibid, pp. 201-2.
Same for 20l. to John Crockford for two years on his annuity as Harbourer to the King's red deer in part of 9 years' arrears thereon to June 24 last. Ibid, p. 204.
Money warrant for 200l. to Justina Stepney alias Vandike for one year on her annuity in part of 4 years' arrears thereon to Sept. 29 last. British Museum Additional MS. 28,076, p. 210.
Same for 20l. to John Brewster for half a year to Sept. 29 last on his fee as Comptroller of the Great Roll of the Pipe. Ibid, p. 220.
Same for 5l. to Elizabeth Pinckney, widow, as royal bounty Ibid, p. 233.
May 28. Privy seal for appointing Sir Robt. Atkins Comptroller General of Accounts on Law Proceedings. King's Warrant Book III 484-7.
Oct. Warrant from Treasurer Latimer to the Navy Commissioners to allow in account to Sir George Carteret as late Treasurer of the Navy, the sum of 27,357l. 4s. 3d., as by the Privy seal of 1668, April 13 (for allowing 25,000l. paid by Carteret to Edward Backwell for the like sum paid by the king's order [by said Backwell] to Sir John Barkman Leyon Bergh, resident of the King of Sweden ; and 1,000l. to Lawrence Debusty for George Stephanas, Prince of Moldavia ; and 1,357l. 4s. 3d., for 1,078 pigs of lead, delivered to said Sir John Burkman Lyon Bergh as a present from his Majesty to the King of Sweden, and similarly the sum of 15,000l. as by the privy seal of 1668-9, March 12 (for allowing 15,000l. paid by Carteret to the Earl of Anglesea, then Vice-Treasurer of Ireland, being for the service and supply of that kingdom against the preparations of the Dutch). Warrants Not Relating to Money IV. pp. 129-31.