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Entry Book: December 1674, 1-15

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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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December 1674, 1-15

Date. Nature and Substance of the Entry. Reference.
Dec. 1 Warrant from Treasurer Danby to the Receipt, to have the word Additional written upon the tallies and their foils, which are struck by Sir Stephen Fox and the Cofferer of the Household on the late Farmers of the London Excise for 20,000l., for payment of the Forces and the Household (viz. three tallies for said Fox dated 1673, Oct. 6, for 10,000l., and two for the Cofferer, one dated 1673, Nov. 3, for 5,000l., and the other dated 1673. Nov. 14, for 5,000l) The Tellers to amend their bills, and the Auditor of the Receipt, and the Clerk of the Pells to settle the records accordingly. British Museum Additional MS. 28,076, p. 382.
Same from same to Sir Phillip Lloyd. Kt., Receiver of the rents, &c. of the late Queen Mother's jointure, to pay the allowances as follow, for the year and a half already incurred, viz. : John Singleton 72l. per an. as clerk appointed and employed in the affair of the late Queen Mother, and an allowance of 7l. 10s. 0d. to him for pens, ink, &c. ; Henry Bodvile (Cashier to Sir Robert Long, deceased), 60l. per an. as cashier for same ; 44l. for house rent ; 72l. per an. to William Wenslay, as messenger to same ; 20l. per an. to Francis Egglesfield, as solicitor to same : they being so appointed by the privy seal of 1673, Aug. 17, directed to the Trustees of said late Queen Mother. Ibid, p. 390
Report to the King from Treasurer Danby, on the petition of William Legge for a lease of Bowood Park. According to Sir C. Harbord's report, said park was in 1661 granted to Sir Orlando Bridgman, for three young lives, said to be all living, at the rent of 30l. per an. which is payable to the Queen for life, "and he conceives a lease of the premises for 99 years, to commence immediately (which is the rule I have always observed in the like cases) may be reasonably valued at 900l., considering that the lessee must compound with Her Majesty's Council for her interest, or be subject to such leases as she shall grant in her life time." Warrants Not Relating to Money, V. p. 152.
Instructions from Treasurer Danby to the Customs Commissioners in reply to their representation of the 23rd ult. Concerning the custom of Norfolk in computing 21 Comb to the Last, which the merchants pray they may be allowed in the exportation of Coleseed I allow the said measure according to the custom of that country.
As to the ship "Salvator," a Swed[ish vessel], who went out upon the encouragement of the declaration of 1672, May 10, to Virginia and from which the collector of Newcastle demands aliens' duty for some few hogsheads of tobacco, the seizure of said ship is to be discharged, and only natives' Customs to be charged on said tobacco.
As to Mr. Feilding's case concerning damaged tobacco put into the proprietor's warehouse before a view, you are to take a view thereof and allow for damage.
As to the case of Mr. Tyndall about corn at Bristol, Tyndall is to be defended at the King's charge against such suits as are or shall be brought against him in that matter, "and I leave it to your discretion to try two or three of those cases about the said corn, where you shall find the proofs are best and plainest."
As to the beaver coats seized by Capt. Poyntz on a commission from the Chancellor of the Exchequer, you are to deliver said goods to their owners, and the 20s. taken from widow Morris is to be repaid her.
Ibid, pp. 153-4.
Dec. 2 Treasurer Danby's subscription of a docquet dated 1673, Nov., of a grant to Roger Thornton, Esq., of the personal estate of Robert Clinton alias Fines forfeited to the King by the killing of John Ashberry ; to the intent same may be disposed to the maintenance of Dame Dorothy Thornton, now wife of said Robert Clinton and of her children by Sir Isaack Thornton, her former husband. British Museum Additional MS. 28,075, p. 116.
Same of same, dated same, of a grant to John Blow, gent., of the place of musician in ordinary to His Majesty loco Giles Tompkins, deceased, with the yearly fee of 40l. payable quarterly at the Exchequer : to commence from 1669, Mar. 25. Ibid.
Dec. 2 Wednesday. The Farmers of the Law duty are to be heard [this day] about defalcations. Day Book, p. 83.
Dec. 2 Warrant from Treasurer Danby to Brooke Bridges and Richard Aldworth to allow in account to Sir John Shaw, Sir Robert Vyner, Sir Edmund Turner et al., old Farmers of the Customs, 6d. in the for all moneys collected by them of the duty of 4l. per tun contingently imposed by the Act for the 310,000l. on wine. Money Book (Customs), p. 180.
Money warrant for 5,000l. to Baptist May, Keeper of the Privy Purse [for the service of the Privy Purse] : out of such moneys as shall from time to time be brought into the Receipt on seizures, fines and forfeitures of uncustomed and prohibited goods : as by the privy seal of 1665, Sept. 5, appropriating same to the Privy Purse. British Museum Additional MS. 28,076, p. 383.
Treasurer Danby's subscription for the execution of a warrant of 1669, April 26, for 41l. 6s. 10d. per an. to Sir Job. Charleton, Serjeant at Law. Ibid.
Same for same of a warrant of 1672-3, Jan. 14, for 200l. to Lieut. Col. Rumsey for one year of the payment payable to him out of the Queen's portion. Ibid ; Warrants Early XIX. p. 256.
Money warrant for 250l. to the Earl of Rochester for one quarter on his pension as a Gentleman of the Bedchamber. British Museum Additional MS. 28,076, p. 384.
Same for 225l. to Sir Alexander Frazier for 2 years to Sept. 29 last on his fee as His Majesty's principal physician. Ibid, p. 385
Same for 75l. to Madam Civett for one quarter on her pension Ibid.
Warrant from Treasurer Danby [to the Master of the Great Wardrobe] to pay 400l. to Sir Allen Apsley, Kt., for hangings for the Duke of York's lodgings at Hampton Court. Ibid.
[?] Letter of direction upon an order of 1674, Nov. 28, for 2,844l. 6s. 8d. to the Earl of Arlington as Postmaster General of England. Ibid, p. 386.
Dec. 2 Warrant from Treasurer Danby to the Receipt to pay 412l. and interest thereon at 6 per cent. having been assigned to Sir Roger Pratt. Kt, by Francis Webb, gent., in part of an order for 6,861l. 3s. 8d. registered in the name of Sir Edward Griffin, Treasurer of the Chamber, and by Griffin assigned to said Francis Webb : the said 412l. having been only assigned to said Pratt for the use of Sir Charles Cotterell. Master of the Ceremonies, for so much due to him in the office of the Treasury [of the] Chamber : the King having commanded payment hereof upon said Cotterell's petition for same. Ibid.
Money warrant for 200l to Major Edward Trelawny for one year on his pension. British Museum Additional MS. 28,076, p. 388.
Same for 2,500l. to William Roberts, gent., Receiver of the Honor and Castle of Windsor, as imprest for the building, re-building and repairing the King's houses and buildings in said castle : to be paid out of the Queen's portion. Ibid, p. 389.
Same for 140l. 17s. 2d. to Thomas Povy, being craved in his accounts of moneys issued to four ministers appointed to preach the Gospel in the island of Jamaica, viz. 74l. 12s. 8d. for charges in passing privy seals and fees in the Exchequer ; and 66l. 4s. 6d. for passing said accounts and striking tallies. Ibid, pp. 391-2.
Same for 194l. 11s. 11d. to Edward Backwell, being interest arising by making the interest of 4,330l. 15s. 5d. to be principal money every six months : it being certified by the Auditor of the Receipt, Nov. 25 last, that the total of the interest due to said Backwell (without making the interest principal at the end of every six months) amounts to said 4,330l. 15l. 5d. : the whole sum thus due, viz. 4,525l. 7s. 4d. (which is 706l. 12s. 0d. less than two years' interest of the principal sum of 43,599l. 16s. 4d., for which interest is payable to him in the Exchequer) is to be paid by tallies on the Excise in accordance with the great seal of July 23 last. Ibid, pp. 393-4.
Same for 750l. to the Earl of Ogle for of a year on his pension as a Gentleman of the Bedchamber. Ibid, p. 397.
Warrant from Treasurer Danby to the Customs Commissioners to permit the free shipping of 1,400 coats, 1,400 pairs of shoes and stockings, 2,800 shirts and 2,800 cravats for the use of the garrison in Tangier. Warrants Not Relating to Money V. p. 155.
Same from same to same to employ John Cole as surveyor, waiter and searcher at Cowes, Isle of Wight, loco Robert Murray, lately dismissed. Ibid.
Same from same to same to view the eight trunks containing the clothes belonging to Lord Duras imported in the "Monmouth" yacht and to take ad valorem duty for such goods as have not been sworn or are prohibited goods. Ibid, p. 156.
Same from same to same to discharge a seizure of 46 quarters of malt imported by Swithin Smart and seized at Minehead : the said Customs Commissioners having reported on the 23rd ult. that it appears as well by the oath of Richard Itterly (in the said petition named) as the letters of the Collectors and the oaths of others that said Smart first passed an entry and paid Customs for 100 quarters (which was all that was expressed in his cocquet) and did, the 20th Sept. last (the next day being a holiday), obtain leave of the collector, in the absence of the patent officers, to proceed to the landing of his corn upon his promise to perfect his entry the day following, which he did so perfect on the 22nd, and paid all duties on the residue of said malt, being 46 quarters. But a dispute afterwards arising between Mr. Worth, the Customer, and the petitioner about eight bushels of malt by him demanded as fees, which petitioner refused to give him, said Worth did about a month after seize 46 quarters of malt on pretence same was landed without payment of Custom. Ibid, pp. 156-7.
Warrant from Treasurer Danby to William Sherrington, sheriff of Suffolk, to restore the King's third share of the conventicle fines levied on Leonard Peirson, Tobias Ashby, Gabriell Reeve, John Harvy and several other persons who were taken at a meeting at the house of said Leonard Peirson in Heveningham, co. Suffolk, 1674, Sept. 6, whereon they have been convicted and several fines levied and distresses taken. If distresses be taken, then after payment of the remaining two-thirds of the fines, such distresses are not to be detained. Warrants Not Relating to Money V. pp. 158-9.
The like warrant for discharge of the King's third of conventicle money levied on John Ball, clerk, John Love, Daniell Cramphorne and others who were taken at a meeting in Epping, in Essex, Sept. 20 last. Ibid, p. 159.
Treasurer Danby's fiat for letters patent to constitute Thomas Veel and Richard Breton, Esqrs., collectors of Sandwich port, on the surrender of said Thomas Veel and Matthew Bluck. Ibid, pp. 160-1.
Dec. 3 Warrant under the royal sign manual to Treasurer Danby to issue his warrant for the felling of 60 tons of timber, not being navy timber, in the Forest of Dean, to be employed for rebuilding the parish church of Newent, co. Gloucester, lately fallen down from the chancel to the west end thereof, of which the charge of re-edifying will be 2,000l., as is certified by several Justices of the Peace, and by the oaths of Edward Taylor and John Warne, carpenters, Francis Jones and Ferdinando Grymes, able masons, made in open court at the General Quarter Sessons for said county in April last. (Treasurer Danby's warrant, accordingly, dated Dec. 11, to Thomas Agar and Charles Strode, surveyors of woods Trent South, for the felling of said timber.) King's Warrant Book IV. pp. 172-3 ; Warrants Not Relating to Money V. p. 177.
Dec. 4 Treasurer Danby's subscription of a docquet dated 1674, Nov., of a warrant to the Exchequer for installing the First Fruits of the bishopric of Durham, being 1,638l. 19s. 3d. (the Tenths deducted), to Dr. Nathaniell Crew, now bishop thereof : to be paid in four years by equal portions, and in case of said bishop's death or removal, then to be charged with no further payment. British Museum Additional MS. 28,075, p. 117.
Same of same dated 1674, Dec., of a warrant to Denzill, Lord Holles and other Trustees of the Queen Consort, to grant to John Browne, Clerk of the Parliament, a further term in the house and lands in Twickenham, which he holds by lease from the late Queen Mother : same now forming part of the Queen Consort's jointure. Ibid.
Dec. 4 Friday. The Merchant Adventurers' business is to be heard [this day].
Mr. John Bence, George Dashwood, William Dawson, of Hackney, and William Bartlett, of Lombard Street, are to be summoned [to attend at the Treasury this day].
The Farmers of the Law duty to attend.
Mr. Slingsby and Mr. Thomas Doiley [to attend] about Mr. D[oiley's] grant of the place of engineer to the Mint.
The Lieutenant and Warders of the Tower [their business to be considered].
The case of Capt. Dawson and several merchants to be considered.
Day Book, p. 83
Dec. 4 Royal warrant to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal for a grant to William Legg of all that the King's park of Bowood, Wilts, with the appurtenances called Bowood Park, now parcel of the Queen's jointure, for 99 years without rent during the life of the said Queen Consort [and with instructions to the said Queen Consort's Trustees] immediately after her death to assign and transfer all their then remaining interest in the premises to said Legg, under the yearly rent of 5l. King's Warrant Book IV. p. 174.
Royal sign manual for 205l. to Tho. Chudleigh, Secretary to the Earl of Sunderland [Ambassador] Extraordinary in Spain, for his extraordinaries in his stay at Paris in the like quality, [of Secretary to the Embassy there.] (Money warrant hereon, dated Dec. 11.) King's Warrant Book IV. p. 175 ; British Museum Additional MS. 28,076, p. 399.
Royal warrant to Treasurer Danby to authorise the Attorney or Solicitor General to prepare a great seal for a grant to Sir Samuel Morland, Knt. and Bart., of the capital messuage called Fauxball, with the outhouses, court yards and gardens and all appurtenances thereof in consideration of several sums of money expended in the King's service and of divers acceptable services by him performed : to hold same for 31 years from Sept. 29 last, at the yearly rent of 6l. 13s. 4d. : the said premises having been heretofore granted to Capt. Parsons during pleasure and in trust for Claudius Dennis (an alien who married one of the daughters of Jasper Calthoffe and Martha his wife, deceased) and for other the children of said Jasper at the rent of 5l. 10s. 0d. per an. to be paid for the maintenance of Gertrude Jacobson, an infant grandchild of the said Jasper : the King being now minded to determine his pleasure touching the said grant and to grant same to Morland as above. (Treasurer Danby's warrant hereon, dated Dec. 11, to the Attorney or Solicitor General.) King's Warrant Book IV. pp. 175-7 ; Warrants Not Relating to Money V. pp. 172-3.
Money warrant for 1,000l. to John, Earl of Rochester, for two years of his pension of 500l. British Museum Additional MS. 28,076, p. 395.
Same for 200l. to Mr. Dryden for one year on his pension as Poet Laureate and Historiographer Royal. Ibid.
Treasurer Danby's subscription confirming a warrant of 1671, May 19, for 799l. to Mr. Fr. Parry out of the Queen's portion. Ibid.
Money warrant for 50l. to the Grooms and Pages of His Majesty's Chamber, for half a year [of the King's bounty]. Ibid, p. 396.
[?] Entry of the demise by in custodiam lease under the Exchequer Seal to Edward Lapworth of a barn and divers parcels of land in co. Southampton, part of the lands, &c., of Carew Reynell, outlaw. Ibid.
Dec. 4 Warrant from Treasurer Danby to the Customs Commissioners to discharge the seizure of the ship "Hercules," of London, Ed. Say master, and to take English Customs only on her cargo, said ship having undertaken her voyage from Leith, in Scotland, to Virginia, 1673, Oct. 3, upon the encouragement of the King's indulgence, but meeting with stress of weather did not return until Nov. last after the expiry of the indulgence and not having of her mariners English. Warrants Not Relating to Money V. p. 161.
Same from same to same to deliver at William Chiffinch's lodgings in Whitehall two chests of trees and seeds now coming from France for the King's plantation at Windsor. Ibid.
Warrant from Treasurer Danby to the King's Remembrancer for a Commission to the following to enquire of the goods and chattels of Robert Titchborne, Esq., attainted of high treason by Act of Parliament : viz. William Dawgs, William King, William Ogle, John Troughton, Gabriell Leach, Smith Watson, Anthony Trethewy, Sam Wall and James Oades. Warrants Not Relating to Money V. p. 163.
Same to [the Surveyor of Crown Lands] for a particular of the park of Restormel, co. Cornwall, of which Lady Anne Arundell prays a reversionary lease : Treasurer Clifford having issued his warrant 1673, June 17, for such particular, but the Receiver's [sic for petitioner's] son, John Trevanion (by mistake named John Arundell in said Clifford's warrant), whose life was inserted in the present lease, having been slain in His Majesty's service. Ibid, pp. 163-4.
Same from same to the Customs Commissioners to employ Geo. Foxcroft as a coastwaiter, loco Henry Doue, deceased. Ibid.
Dec. 5 Same from same to same to bring to Mr. Chiffinch's lodgings at Whitehall a box of Messina grapes coming from France and directed to Mr. Skelton, being intended as a present to the King. Ibid, p. 165.
Dec. 7 Same from same to the Sheriff [of Suffolk] to restore the King's third part of conventicle fines levied on Samuel Burnet, James King et al for meeting Sept. 6 last at the house of said Burnet at Debenham, co. Suffolk. Ibid, p. 170.
Dec. 8 Treasurer Danby to the Commissioners of the Admiralty. I have considered the draft prepared by the Navy Commissioners of the contract for victualling the King's ships in the Mediterranean by Sir Tho. Clutterbuck, which draft Mr. Pepys has informed me has passed a strict examination and preparation both at the Navy Board and before you. I am satisfied with it if you are. Ibid, p. 165.
[?] Same to the Mayor of Norwich. I have considered your letter touching the demands of the Collectors of Hearthmoney in Norwich and commend your care in giving me timely information thereof in order to prevent uproars and disturbances of the peace and government of that place by illegal demands, as I do conceive those to be of which you complain. I have communicated your letter to the persons intrusted with the collection of that whole duty and received their assurance that they have given express orders to their sub-collectors, and will renew the same, not to demand or take the said duty for any furnaces of weavers or dyers where the chimney into which those furnaces do vent is chargeable with the said duty. I have further charged them to require all their sub-collectors to behave themselves civilly and respectively towards you and all other magistrates and not dare to threaten them with messengers. I hope you and the rest of your brethren will take care that no certificate be signed by any of you for discharge of the said duty but in such cases as are warranted and directed by the law that so the King be not deceived of his just right nor the subject oppressed by unjust levyes or demands nor the public peace and administration of the government disturbed. Ibid, p. 167.
Dec. 9 Sir Peter Ball and Sir C. Harbord [to attend this day] about the Queen Mother's arrears.
The Farmers of the Hearthmoney business to be heard concerning the undue certificates.
The answer to the Farmers of the Law duty to be given by the Lord Treasurer by the 11th instant.
John Torbuck, minister of [], Aldgate, John Haly and Charles Tough, churchwardens, Thomas Heath, scrivener, and James Hinks, beadle, are to be summoned about the Hearth[money certificates].
Mr. Pocock [and] Auditor Bridges [to attend this day] with Sir Robt. Atkins' account [of the Law duty].
The Merchant Adventurers' business to be heard this day. The King's Counsel to attend : Otto to be summoned and Selwin.
Day Book, p. 83.
Dec. 10 Treasurer Danby's subscription of a docquet dated 1674, Dec., of a grant to William Fryer, gent., of the office of underhousekeeper of the palace or mansion house called Audley End, and keeper of the gardens, wardrobe, privy lodgings and galleries, all in reversion after Jerome Lacy : with the fee of 150l. per an., and the allowance of 100l. per an. for fuel, airing, sweeping and cleaning, and board wages of servants and 120l. per an. for wages for gardeners, labourers, &c. British Museum Additional MS. 28,075, p. 119.
Dec. 11 Same of same, dated same, of a warrant to the Exchequer to pay Richard Bulstrode, gent., His Majesty's Agent in Brussels, 20s. a day as ordinary. Ibid, p. 120.
Royal warrant to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal for a grant to Charles, Lord Gerard of Brandon and Charles Gerard his eldest son, of the annuity or yearly pension of 1,000l. to be payable out of the Customs from Sept. 29 last, during their lives. (Treasurer Danby's subscription, dated Dec. 21, of docquet hereof. This docquet makes the grant to Charles Gerard the son, to be separate, and to only take effect after the death of his father.) King's Warrant Book IV. pp. 177-8 ; British Museum Additional MS. 28,075 p. 124.
Same to same for a same, for a grant to Dr. Nicholas Gibbon, Doctor in Divinity, of the yearly sum or pension of 100l. from Sept. 29 last for 99 years, or for the lives of him, Mary his wife, and Nicholas his only son. (Money warrant, dated 1674-5, Jan. 29, hereon. Quotes the patent as dated Jan. 4.) King's Warrant Book IV. pp. 178-9 ; Money Book (General), p. 12 ; Money Book (Pensions), p. 3.
Warrant from Treasurer Danby to the Customs Cashier to pay 250l. to George Nicholas for half a year, as surveyor to the Customs. Money Book. (Customs), p. 180.
Dormant same for Visct. Falconberg's creation money. Ibid.
Warrant from same to the Customs Commissioners to allow to Robert Stockdale, collector of Dover port, 100l., viz. 50l. for two years' past, and to add 20l. per an. to the establishment of 120l. : same to be for a clerk to said collector, which the said port may well deserve : the Customs Commissioners having on said Stockdale's petition reported that a greater salary was allowed to the collector of said port during the time of the two last farms than is at present established, and that the revenue of said port has been greatly increased by reason of the war, which has more than doubled the usual revenue of that port during the last two years. Ibid, p. 181
[?] Money warrant for 143l. 6s. 8d. to Robert Challoner, late Bluemantle Pursuivant at Arms, for 2 years to 1667, Lady Day on his fee of 20l. per an., and 3 years to 1674, Sept. 29, on his fee of 26l. 13s. 4d. per an. as Lancaster Herald. British Museum Additional MS. 28,076, p. 398.
Dec. 11 Warrant from Treasurer Danby to the Receipt (in obedience to the King's commands) to issue 200l. to Sir John Berry as in part of an order No. 704, for 292l. to Sir Henry Wood for the use of the late Queen Mother, which order is assigned by said Wood to Sir Thomas Bond and by said Bond to Edward Backwell and by said Backwell to Mr. George Snell, who has assigned 200l. thereof to said Berry by assignment of 1673-4, Mar. 6. British Museum Additional MS. 28,076, pp. 399, 446-7.
Same from same to Richard Kent. Receiver General of Excise, to pay 62l. 10s. 0d. to Edward Wingate for Sept. 29 quarter last as one of the Commissioners of Excise.
And 125l. to Francis Finch for same as a same.
Money Book (Excise) pp. 79-80.
Money warrant for 37l. 6s. 8d. to Dr. Richard Ball. Divinity Professor. Master or Keeper of the house and church of New Temple, London, for one year in part of 1 years' arrears to Sept. 29 last on his fee : and dormant warrant for tallies on the Excise for same in future. Ibid, p. 81.
Warrant from Treasurer Danby to the Receipt to issue 300l. to Sir John Berry in part of an order No. 403, for 500l. [to Bernard Greenvile] registered on the fee farms and assigned on the 10th Aug., 1670, by Bernard Greenvile to Sir Robert Vyner ; and by said Vyner assigned on the 26th Feb., 1671-2, to Richard Stratford, who assigned 300l. thereof to said Berry with interest thereon from Mar. 6 last. British Museum Additional MS. 28,076, pp. 400, 447.
Money warrant for 200l. to the Princess Elizabeth for half a year [of her pension]. Ibid, p. 400.
Same for 250l. to Sir William Hickman for half a year as one of the Council for the Foreign Plantations. Ibid.
Same for 100l. to Widow Issabella Boynton for half a year on her pension. Ibid.
Same for 148l. 9s. 7d. to John Lawrence for two bills of disbursements in law suits for the King's service by command of the late Treasury Lords and Treasurer Clifford. Ibid, p. 401.
Same for 45l. 12s. 6d. to Dr. Wren for one year as Surveyor of the Works.
Philip Packer 36l. 10s. 0d. for same as Paymaster of the Works.
Hugh May 27l. 7s. 0d. for same as Comptroller of the Works.
Arthur Haughton 12l. 3s. 0d. for same as Purveyor of the Works.
Joshua Marshall 18l. 5s. 0d. for same as Master Mason at Windsor.
Edward Marshall 18l. 8s. 0d. for same as Master Mason. Isaac Corner 18l. 5s. 0d. for same as bricklayer [to the Works].
Richard Ryder 18l. 5s. 0d. for same as Master Carpenter. John Kynnard 18l. 5s. 0d., 18l. 5s. 0d. and 16l. 2s. 0d. (in all 52l. 12s. 0d.) for same as joiner.
John Grove 18l. 5s. 0d. for same as plasterer.
Peter Brent 18l. 5s. 0d. for same as serjeant plumber.
Tho. Bagly 19l. 9s. 0d. for same as glazier.
William Dicconson 66l. 13s. 4d. for same as Clerk of the Works.
Hen. Phillips 27l. 7s. 6d. for same as carver.
Ibid.
Money warrant for 184l. to George Kirke for half a year on his pension. British Museum Additional MS. 28,076, p. 402.
Same for 5l. 6s. 8d. to Sir John Cotton for one year of the perpetuity for maintenance of a minister at Landwade, co. Cambridge. Ibid, p. 403.
Warrant from Treasurer Danby to Castle Sherard, Sheriff of Cambridge and Huntingdon, to restore the King's share of conventicle fines levied on John Gates, Thomas Gates and divers others, who were taken at several meetings in the house of said Thomas Gates, at Ellington, co. Huntingdon, and at the house of Anna Weedon, in Godmanchester, co. Huntingdon, on Oct. 4 last. Warrants Not Relating to Money V. pp. 168-9.
The like conventicle warrant for discharge of the King's part of fines levied on William Walsham, John Walsham, Thomas Sheapheard and divers others, taken at a meeting at the market house at March, in the Isle of Ely, July 20 last. Ibid.
The like for the like of fines levied on John Manning, Jo. Wogan et al. for meeting, Aug. 20 last, at a barn of said Wogan's at Harleston, co. Norfolk. Ibid.
The like for the like of fines levied on Tho. Lawson, Jo. Wogan et al. for meeting, Aug. 30 [last], in a barn of said Wogan's at Harleston aforesaid. Ibid.
The like for the like of fines levied on Anthony Rivans, Charles Churchyard et al. for meeting, Sept. 13 last, at the house of John Fenn, at Framlingham, Suffolk. Ibid, p. 170.
The like for the like of fines levied on Richard Whincopp et al. for meeting, on the , at the house of said Whincopp, called Spex Hall, in Suffolk. Ibid.
The like for the like of fines levied on William Manning et al. for meeting, Aug. 13 last, at the house of Jo. Manning at Peasenhall, co. Suffolk. Ibid.
The like for the like of fines levied on Anthony Sleigh, John Noble et al. for meeting, May 24 last, at the house of John Noble, of Penruddock, in Cumberland. Ibid.
Warrant from Treasurer Danby to the Customs Commissioners to require all officers [in London port] to give securities within six weeks for their trusts : "and because some of them may pretend that their receipts of money are but small and make that an argument for giving no security for the same I desire you to consider thereof and give me your opinion what you judge fit to be done in such case." Ibid, p. 171.
Same from same to same to deliver to the Countess of Sunderland eight ells of Poynt, directed to Mr. Adrian and Brown, but intended for the use of said Countess only : same having been seized by Mr. Tomlyns, a Customs officer. Ibid.
Dec. 11 Friday. The Farmers of the Law Duty to attend [this day].
Mr. Slingsby and Mr. Doyly to be heard.
The Lieutenant and Warders of the Tower [to be heard].
Capt. Dawson and several merchants to be heard.
Day Book, p. 84.
Dec. 11 Treasurer Danby to the Commissioners of the Eighteen Months' assessment for co. Derby. It appears by the complaint of the Receiver [of said assessment] for your county, as also by your order made at the first general meeting for putting in execution the Act for the said assessment that upon complaint of the town of Derby being overrated it was agreed that the said town should be eased and the charge laid upon several other places mentioned : by which means the assessment of the whole has fallen short near 20l. in each quarterly payment. Yet neither the said places charged nor the town of Derby have paid the money for completing the whole assessment laid upon the county by the Act, and notwithstanding several letters have been sent to you by the Chancellor of the Exchequer yet your meeting thereupon has not produced any settlement of this matter. You are to take effectual care for the execution of your own order or [for] raising the short money as the Act directs to avoid further trouble to yourselves. I have directed the said Receiver to respite the passing his account till I hear from you. Warrants Not Relating to Money V. p. 176.
Warrant from same to the Customs Commissioners to employ Thomas Harrison as a waiter of the Customs in Hull port loco William Pullen, who declines same. Ibid, p. 178.
Dec. 14 Same from same to the Receipt to accept from Philip Packer as so much ready money the remainder of the orders for 9,743l. 6s. 8d., representing the value of fee farms which by the privy seal of July 22 last he was to be admitted to purchase : part of said orders having been already so accepted and tallies levied accordingly by virtue of the Treasury warrant of 1672, Sept. 2. Ibid.
Same from same to the Customs Commissioners to deliver to Mr. Bulstrode seven screens and a box of chocolatte imported in the "Lyon" ketch, as part of the same parcel with the goods imported in the "Griffin," for which a similar warrant was lately granted. Ibid.
Treasurer Danby's subscription of a docquet, dated 1674, Dec., of a grant to George Russell, junr., of the office of one of His Majesty's falconers in ordinary, loco Jno. Mongriefe, with the wages of 2s. a day and fee of 13l. 6s. 8d. per an. : to commence from 1673, Sept. 29. British Museum Additional MS. 28,075, p. 120.
Same of same, dated 1674, Nov., of a grant to Katherine Elliot of a pension of 200l. per an. for life : from Sept. 29 last. Ibid, p. 121.
Money warrant for 15,000l. to Sir Edward Griffin, Treasurer of the Chamber, for half a year's allowance for the service of the Treasury of the Chamber. (Cancelled and vacated : see infra, p. 636, under date Dec. 18.) Money Book (Excise), p. 81.
Warrant, dormant, from Treasurer Danby to the Customs Cashier to pay to Gilbert, Earl of Clare, 20l. per an. as creation money. Money Book (Customs), p. 182.
Money warrant for 50l. to Richard Le Bas for half a year on his fee as Marshal of the Ceremonies, as by his patent of Mar. 21 last. British Museum Additional MS. 28,076, p. 404.
Same for 500l. to Mris. Jane Lane, now wife of Sir Clement Fisher, for half a year on her pension. Ibid.
Money warrant for 2,900l. to Isaac le Gouch for jewels sold to the King as below, as certified by Sir Geo. Carteret, Vice-Chamberlain, viz., three jewels of diamonds of the value of 800l. each, which were given to the three Dutch Ambassadors, and a diamond ring of the value of 500l. which the King gave to Monsieur Odyke, "besides his other present, out of His Majesty's particular respect to him." British Museum Additional MS. 28,076, p. 405.
Dec. 15 Treasurer Danby to the Earl of Bath. I have yours of the 14th inst., "and because I would by all fair means oblige the tinners, I have spoken to His Majesty that he would be graciously pleased to condescend that they may have a coinage this Xmas : which His Majesty has been pleased to grant : and I hope the tinners will show their gratitude of this His Majesty's favour to them." Warrants Not Relating to Money V. p. 179.
Same to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland. It has been lately discovered that several persons do lade wool aboard vessels in Ireland on pretence (and with security) to deliver the same at some port in England, with the privity of the officers of the Customs for such port, and their certificate under their hands of their so doing, for the discharge of their said securities. And yet, nevertheless, the said wool has not been delivered at the port in England, to which it was consigned, but certificates counterfeited to discharge their securities in Ireland. To avoid this for the future, please direct the Customers and Collectors in every port in Ireland, that upon their giving despatch to any vessel that shall lade wool from Ireland, they forthwith transmit a duplicate of each entry of wool to the Treasury Office, and another duplicate thereof to the Customs Commissioners, England, to be by them registered in their office, and then transmitted to the port of consignment. Ibid.