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Entry Book: January 1674-5

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

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January 1675

Date. Nature and Substance of the Entry. Reference.
1674-5. Jan. 2 Money warrant for 40l. to Thomas Hughes, Abell Cary, Edmond Cooper, Thos. Hardy and Jno. Brookes, attendants in the House of Commons, as royal bounty in consideration of their pains and attendance. Money Book (General) p. 1 ; British Museum Additional MS. 28,076, p. 421.
Treasurer Danby to the Bishop of London. The bearer hereof, Thomas Houe, is the same poor man I recommended to your Lordship last year to be put into the list of Maundy men. You did me the favour then. I entreat it again. Warrants Not Relating to Money V. p. 201.
Warrant from same to John Ramsey, sergeant at arms attending him, to arrest and bring before him Thomas Heath, of London, scrivener, who has been very instrumental in making undue certificates for excusing from Hearthmoney : "that if, upon examination, I shall find the same to be true I may take such effectual order for punishment thereof as shall be just." Ibid, p. 203
Report from same to the King on the petition of Sir Jno. Northcote, bart., and Jno. Northcote, Esq., his son, as by order of reference thereon of Aug. 10 last. It appears from a report of Sir Francis North, Attorney General, that said John Northcote. the son, was appointed Receiver of the subsidy for Devon and Exeter in 1671, and did substitute one John Norman, a person then of unsuspected credit, upon a good character given of him by the late Treasurer Clifford. Said Norman has failed to pay into the Exchequer 1,867l. 15s. 5d. [sic for 1,867l. 3s. 5d.] which was received by him, and is the whole sum charged in super on the account of said John Northcote. Said Northcote took of said Norman several securities of lands towards payment of said debt, but said Norman, being indebted to the King 2,291l. 3s. 4d. as Receiver of Hearthmoney for said county (being a debt precedent to said petitioner's security), it is not thought advisable by the Attorney General that your Majesty should accept of Norman's estate assigned to said Northcote in satisfaction of said 1,867l. 3s. 5d., because that estate will be liable to the process of the other debt. The securities taken by said Northcote will be ineffectual to him, Sir John Northcote, his father, and Arthur Northcote, his brother, said Norman being insolvent and his estate insufficient to pay both debts. Ibid, pp. 204-5 ; British Museum Additional MS. 28,076, p. 409.
Jan. 4 Treasurer Danby's allowance of the last Xmas quarter's salary bill of the Custom House officers [London port]. (Total, 7,439l. 5s. 0d.) Money Book (Customs), p 186 ; Money Book (General), p. 45.
Warrant from same to the Customs Commissioners to direct the Collectors of the outports to pay the salaries of the officers of the outports for Xmas quarter last. Ibid ; Ibid.
[?] Same from same to the Customs Cashier to pay 3,675l. to Mr. Maydwell for one year's impost wines to 1674, Sept. 29. Money Book (General), p. 45.
Jan. 5 Royal warrant to Treasurer Danby. We have commanded Sir Arthur Forbes to attend our services in the Northern part of this our kingdom. His so doing will bring an extraordinary charge and expense upon him. This is to authorise an allowance of 100l. a month to him from Oct. 1 last to continue as long as the King's Lieutenant shall judge his attendance there necessary. You are therefore to issue orders to the Commissioners of the Treasury there [Scotland] to pay Forbes said allowance and to allow to said Commissioners in their accounts whatsoever they so pay, "the same not being warranted by their contract." You are also similarly to allow them the 200l. already supplied by them to said Forbes to be disposed of by him for secret service. King's Warrant Book IV. p. 211.
Treasurer Danby to John Langley, merchant. There is an arrear due to the King from Mr. Hebden. Collector at Colchester, of the duty on wines. There is a bill of exchange charged upon you for 224l 12s. 2d. from Abraham Hedgthorne, a wine merchant, to be paid to said Hebden or his order. You are hereby either to keep the money thereof in your hands till further order or to pay same to Mr. Mountney, Receiver General of Customs. Warrants Not Relating to Money V. p. 205.
The like to Mr. Abra. Wessell Ibid.
Letter of direction concerning 2,000l. in part of an order of 1673-4, Jan. 15, for 12,154l. 18s. 10d. to Sir Robert Vyner. Money Book (General), p. 1 ; British Museum Additional MS. 28,076, p. 422.
Money warrant for 250l. to the Countess of Portland for a quarter on her pension. Money Book (General), p. 1 ; British Museum Additional MS. 28,076, p. 423.
Jan. 6 Treasurer Danby to the Customs Commissioners to deliver to Lord Latimer four trunks and two boxes belonging to him, being lately brought from Holland in the "Monmouth" yacht and containing his wearing apparel. Warrants Not Relating to Money V. p. 206.
Warrant from same to Jno. Ramsey, Serjeant at Arms, to discharge from his custody Thomas Heath, of London, scrivenor, arrested for undue hearthmoney exemption certificates, he having given "such satisfaction in the premises as induceth me to discharge him." Ibid.
Jan. 7 Money warrant for 1,300l. to Sir William Temple for the third quarter's ordinary as Ambassador Extraordinary to the States General. Money Book (General), p. 1 ; British Museum Additional MS. 28,076, p. 423.
Same for 500l. to Sir Stephen Fox for Xmas quarter last. on the privy seal of July 27 last, for secret service (for the Earl of Lichfield) :
and 500l. to same for same quarter, as by the privy seal of Aug. 25 last, for secret service (for the Earl of Sussex).
Money Book (General), p. 1 ; British Museum Additional MS. 28,076, p. 424.
Warrant from Treasurer Danby to the Customs Commissioners to deliver Customs free, to the Earl of Ossory and Admiral Trump their trunks and parcels of goods now on the "Portsmouth" yacht. Warrants Not Relating to Money V. p. 207.
The like concerning several trunks and parcels of goods belonging to the Earl of Arlington, and lately brought from Holland in the "Greyhound" frigate, Capt. Clements, Commander. Ibid.
The like concerning five trunks and two boxes and guns, with some pictures, all belonging to Lord Latimer and Mr. Temple, and lately brought from Holland in the "Monmouth" yacht. Ibid.
Jan. 8 Royal warrant [to the Attorney or Solicitor General] for a bill to pass the Great Seal for a grant and confirmation to John Howe, his heirs, &c., of the scite of the late dissolved monastery of St. Agatha, co. Yorks., and of the manor or reputed manor of St. Agatha, with the appurtenances and of all pastures, moors, commons, wastes and royalties thereto belonging or reputed as parts thereof ; and of all that parcel of moor or pasture ground containing by estimation 300 acres called Woodhall cow pasture, Woodhull cow close, Shall Greene, Shall Banks or New Intake lying in the parish of Aysgarth, co. Yorks., and of all the quarries of stone, mines of lead ore or coal, open or covert within the said manor or reputed manor of St. Agatha and the said moor or pasture called Woodhull cow pasture or Woodhull cow close, Shall Green, Shall Banks or New Intake : together with all royalties, dependencies and privileges : and of all the Crown's title to and interest in the same : to hold for ever at the annual reserve rent of 3l. 6s. 8d., payable to the Receiver General of Revenues, co. Yorks. (Treasurer Danby's subscription dated Jan. 13, of docquet hereof.) King's Warrant Book IV. p. 212 ; British Museum Additional MS. 28,075, p. 134.
Same to same for a same, for a grant to William Downing and Charles Downing, two of the sons of Sir George Downing, Kt. and Bart., of the office of Comptroller as well of the Great and Lesser Customs, as also of the subsidy of 3s. the hogshead and 12d. in the pound in the port of London, with the several fees and annuities of 55l. per an. and 200l. per an. belonging to said office : to be in reversion after Edward Backwell present holder thereof, and John Backwell his son possessed of the reversion thereof after his said father. (Treasurer Danby's subscription dated Jan. 21, of docquet hereof.) King's Warrant Book IV. p. 214 ; British Museum Additional MS. 28,075, p. 137.
Same to Treasurer Danby for Henry Brounker, Esq., to be at liberty to dig any quantities of gravel as he shall think fit, not exceeding 1,000 loads in New Park near Richmond, and carry away and dispose of same at his pleasure. (Treasurer Danby's warrant dated Jan. 13 hereon, to the keeper of New Park accordingly.) King's Warrant Book IV. p. 216 ; Warrants Not Relating to Money V. pp. 216-7.
Jan. 10 Same to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal for a grant to Henry Maynard, Esq. (son to William, Lord Maynard, Comptroller of the Royal Household) of the office of one of the four Tellers of the Exchequer in reversion after the grants already made thereof, viz. after the deaths or other voidance of John Loveing, Sir Geo. Downing, Sir William Doyly and Thomas Vernon, the present officers in possession, or of George Downing, Symon Clifford, Francis Villiers and [Thomas] Howard, Esq., in reversion. (Treasurer Danby's subscription, dated Jan. 22, of docquet hereof.) King's Warrant Book IV. p. 215 ; British Museum Additional MS. 28,075, p. 139.
Jan. 12 Money warrant for 2,000l. to Sir Stephen Fox for Xmas quarter last on his 8,000l. per an. for secret service. Money Book (General), p. 2 ; British Museum Additional MS. 28,076, p. 425.
Treasurer Danby's subscription of a docquet, dated 1674-5, Jan., of a pardon to Richard Savage, Esq., of the homicide and felonious killing of William Cole in Feb. last, for which he stands indicted as well for murther as for stabbing. British Museum Additional MS. 28,075, p. 133.
Jan. 13 Treasurer Danby's warrant for the execution of a warrant of 1674, May 26, for wine bonds for 1,974l. 18s. 10d. to Edward Backwell. Money Book (Customs), p. 160.
Same for same of a warrant, dated 1674, May 30, for 2,346l. 19s. 3d. to Edward Backwell for interest on the 18,700l. advanced by him for the service of the Navy. Ibid, p. 161.
Money warrant for 450l. to Lord Colepeper for three quarters to 1673. Sept. 29, as Vice President of the Council for Foreign Plantations. British Museum Additional MS. 28,076, p. 429.
Dormant warrant from Treasurer Danby to the Cashier of the Excise for 6,000l. per an. out of the Excise of counties detailed, to be paid to Visct. Grandison and Edw. Villiers for 99 years from Sept. 29 last : as by the patent of Oct. 9 last. Money Book (Excise), pp. 81-2 ; Money Book (General). pp. 49-50.
Money warrant for 112l. 10s. 0d. to the administrators of Francis Sympson, late one of the King's jewellers, for 2 years' arrears to 1666, Sept. 29, on his fee of 50l. per an. : it being certified by the minister of St. Margarets, Westminster, that said Francis Simpson was buried there 1666, Dec. 22. British Museum Additional MS. 28,076, p. 426. Money Book (General), p. 2.
Same for 210l. to George, Visct. Grandison, for last Xmas quarter on the privy seal of 1672, Sept. 21.
210l. for same on the privy seal of 1672, April 30.
British Museum Additional MS. 28,076, p. 427 ; Money Book (General), p. 3.
Jan. 13 or 5 Same for 50l. to Sutton Oglethorp for one quarter on his fee as Master of the Studs. Ibid ; Ibid.
Jan. 13 Same for 500l. to Lady Fisher (Miss Jane Lane, now wife of Sir Clement Fisher). British Museum Additional MS. 28,076, p. 428 ; Money Book (General) p. 3.
[Treasurer Danby's allowance of] Richard Gregory's allowance for last Xmas quarter as Messenger of the Chamber in ordinary attending the Lord Treasurer. And money warrant for 14l. 10s. 0d. to said Gregory from Xmas quarter last on his fee as same. Ibid ; Ibid.
Money warrant, dormant, for the salary and board wages of 100l. 7s. 6d. per an. to John Ramsey as one of His Majesty's Serjeants at Arms. British Museum Additional MS. 28,076, p. 429 ; Money Book (General), p. 4.
Same for 64l. 9s. 7d. to Jno. Boreman, Esq., for 1 years to Sept. 29 last on his several fees and allowances as underkeeper of His Majesty's palace at Greenwich and of the new or Whitehouse there. British Museum Additional MS. 28,076. pp. 429-30 ; Money Book (General), p. 4.
Warrant from Treasurer Danby to the Customs Cashier to pay 250l. to Charles, Lord Gerard for last Xmas quarter on the pension of 1,000l. per an. to said Lord and Charles Gerard his eldest son. Money Book (Customs), p. 187 ; Money Book (General), p. 46.
Same from same to same to pay 66l. 7s. 6d. to Richard Prowse for so much disbursed by him for passing Richard Mountney's patent as Receiver General and Cashier of the Customs. Ibid ; Ibid.
Treasurer Danby's subscription of a docquet, dated 1674-5, Jan., of a grant and confirmation to the Bishop of Ely of the royal franchise of the Isle of Ely, of which he is seized, and amongst other things of deodands, felons' goods, and treasure trove within the manor of Littleport in the said Isle as belonging to the said franchise which were lately seized into the King's hands by process out of the Exchequer against Edward Partheriche, Esq., who pretended title thereto : together with the benefit of all recognizances for the peace, good abearing and such like, taken within the said Isle and forfeited. British Museum Additional MS. 28,075, p. 132.
Treasurer Danby's subscription of a docquet, dated 1674, Dec., of a grant of the office of York Herald to Robert Devenish on the surrender of John Wingfield. "His Majesty's pleasure is signified by the Earl of Suffolk, deputy to the Earl Marshal of England." British Museum Additional MS. 28,075, p. 133.
Mr. Knapton to be summoned to appear this day to answer the complaint made against him by Mr. Agar and Mr. Strode, who are to attend then. Day Book, p. 84.
Privy seal for 200,000l. to the Treasurer of the Navy upon account for the Navy and Victualling. (Royal warrant, dated 1674, Dec. 18, for said privy seal. Treasurer Danby's subscription, dated Jan. 12, of docquet hereof. Money warrant hereon, dated Jan. 13) King's Warrant Book IV. pp. 204, 213 ; British Museum Additional MS. 28,075. p. 132 ; 28,076, p. 426 ; Money Book (General), p. 3
Warrant from Treasurer Danby to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands for a particular of the scite of the late monastery of Burnham, co. Bucks, with divers lands and tenements thereto belonging, parcel of the Honor of Windsor, with a view to renewal of lease thereon to William Samuell, Esq., at the old rent of 11l. 18s. 1d. and for a fine of 160l. and for a further fine of 570l. for taking off the increased rent of 95l. per an. Warrants Not Relating to Money V. pp. 208-9.
Same from same to the Customs Commissioners to discharge the seizure of the ship "Friendship," of North Yarmouth, John Garret master, which ship arriving in London from Rochelle with salt, wine and brandy was seized with its lading by the officer of the Navigation Act, being navigated by six English, two Scots, and seven foreigners ; same being by reason that said ship being a free ship was about Michaelmas last fitted for said voyage from Yarmouth to Rochelle and manned with thirteen English and two Scots, but that being ready to sail (it being the season of herring fishing), seven of the thirteen English left the ship, so that the master was forced to take five foreigners and to hire two more at Rochelle. Ibid, p. 210
Instructions from same to same in reply to their representation of the 4th inst. Concerning seizures of vinegar and brandy which frequently happen to be seized with wine you are to exercise the like powers to the one as to the other. As to the case of Mr. George Pley, senr., Collector of Weymouth, upon his proposal to pay 500l. at Lady Day next in part of his debt, and the remainder at Michaelmas next, if he gave good security for this you may continue him in his employment, and no process to issue against him. As to the business of the Custom House concerning the butts and boundaries thereof, and Sir Christopher Wren's report, I intend to review the agreement made between the King and Sir Anthony Cope, and shall then give you my direction in that particular. As to the letter from the collector of Cowes touching a French vessel brought in [as] prize by a Dutch caper, the Secretaries [of State] shall be spoken with in this matter, and then you shall have directions hereon. I approve of your establishment for the smack at Quinborough to guard the two Swales and the creeks about the Island of Sheppey, being as follows, viz. : that Glover, the present Surveyor at Margate be dismissed as an unnecessary officer, and his salary of 60l. per an. added to the establishment of said smack at Quinborough, which is 90l. per an., and that 26l. 10s. 0d. being the wages and victuals of one man be taken off the establishment of the smack at Gravesend, which is 284l. per an. and added to the said smack at Quinborough, making the two establishments respectively 257l. 10s. 0d and 178l. 10s. 0d., and the master of the said smack at Quinborough to have the inspection of the Isle of Thanet instead of said Mr. Glover. As to the case of Mr. Potts concerning a prize ship adjudged in the Admiralty, which has imported some wines from France, and no certificate of her freedom [naturalization] obtained from the officers of the navigation, wherefore you demand alien's duty on her lading and have directed a seizure, if the officer making the seizure be prosecuted, he is to be defended at the King's charge. Ibid, pp. 211-3.
Warrant from Treasurer Danby to the Customs Commissioners to employ Edward Sympson as tidesman at Hull, loco Thomas Harrison, lately made a landwaiter there.
Henry Hayes as waiter and searcher at Manningtree, loco Jeremy Hayes, formerly removed to be boatman at Harwich.
Anthony Buckley as coastwaiter at Plymouth, loco Thomas Jacson, dismissed.
Tho. Temple as surveyor of Weymouth port, loco Robert Lucas, removed to be surveyor of Falmouth.
Tho. Drury as boatman at Harwich, loco Jeremy Hayes, preferred to be landwaiter and searcher there.
Warrants Not Relating to Money IV. p. 213.
Treasurer Danby to same to deliver at the house of the Earl of Oxford and on payment of Customs a small pack now in the Custom house. London, containing four petticoats for his Countess : which are imported from France. Ibid, p. 214.
Warrant from same to the Barons of the Exchequer to swear Christopher Hussey and Richard Creswell to the office of one of the chief searchers at Gravesend, London port. Ibid.
Same (struck through) from same to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands for a particular of tithes of wool and lamb of Halifax, with a view to a new lease thereof to Robert Brent, reserving the rent of 21l. 16s. 8d. commencing from the determination of the lease of part of the said tithes made at that rent, to William Cockcroft and Edmund Riggs ; and reserving the rent of 67l. 10s. 0d. per an. for all the residue of said tithes, the latter rent to commence immediately.
Prefixing :Report, dated 1674, Nov. 6, to Treasurer Danby from Sir C. Harbord on said Brent's petition for same. A lease may be granted petitioner for 31 years of all the tithes of wool and lamb within the townships of Sowerby and others in the vicarage of Halifax and the tithes of hay and corn within the parishes of Halifax and others and the tithes of wool and lamb within the South and North parts of the water of Calder in said vicarage, together with the several yearly pensions issuing out of the churches of Halifax, Rotherham, Harthill and Sandal, heretofore granted to Jno. Waterhouse and others by the abbot, &c., of the Monastery of Lewes, in Sussex, reserving the rent of 21l. 6s. 8d. from the determination of a lease of part of said tithes as above made to said Cockcroft and Riggs, whereof seven years are to run ; and 67l. 10s. 0d. for all the residue other than that part thereof which was granted to William Collins and Edward Fenn and their heirs, 7 Car. I., at the fee farm rent of 6l. per an., which are to be specially excepted out of the base now desired : "the lessee covenanting to do his best endeavour at his own proper cost and charges to recover the possession of so much of the said tithes as are now retained from His Majesty under some pretence of grant at several rents amounting to the said sum of 67l. 10s. 0d."
Ibid, pp. 215-6.
Warrant from Treasurer Danby to the Receipt. Upon the last [made] establishment of the garrison of Tangier the King has directed that the fees to be taken in the Exchequer for the moneys payable to said garrison shall be the same only as are paid for the moneys issued to the Treasurer of the Navy. You are hereby to observe this. Warrants Not Relating to Money V. p. 220.
Jan. 14 Entry of the declaration of account of James, Duke of York, late Governor of Portsmouth, viz. : for the period 1661, April 20. to 1667, June 22. (Total charge, 57,663l. 13s. 8d. ; total discharge, 58,270l. 2s. 4d. ; surplus, 606l. 8s. 8d.) Ibid, p. 236.
Jan. 15 Warrant, dormant, from Treasurer Danby to the Receipt from time to time on the production of Henry Slingsby's acquittance for any sums received from Sir Tho. Strickland (on the patent of 1672, May 22, for 800l. per an. to said Slingsby for Ch. Maitland and out of the salt farm) to levy tallies of assignment for so much upon the Farmer of said salt duty. British Museum Additional MS. 28,076, p. 440 ; Money Book (General), p. 9.
Money warrant for 125l. each to the following for one quarter on their pensions as Grooms of His Majesty's Bedchamber. viz. David Walter, Bernard Greenvile, Tho. Killigrew, Sydney Godolphin, Thomas Elliot, Tho. Felton, Henry Seymour, Edward Progers, Robert Phillips, Richard Lane, Silus Titus, Henry Savile. British Museum Additional MS. 28,076, p. 431 ; Money Book (General), p. 5.
Same for 50l. to Capt. Mansell for one quarter. Ibid. ; Ibid.
Same for 200l. to Sir William Turner for disbursements made and to be made in prosecuting suits on the King's behalf. British Museum Additional MS. 28,076, p. 432 ; Money Book (General), p. 5.
Same for 250l. to the Earl of Ogle for one quarter on his annuity as a Gentleman of the Bedchamber. Ibid. ; Ibid.
Same for 250l. to the Earl of Lindsey for same as same and for 750l. to the Earl of Bath on his several pensions of 1,000l. and 2,000l. per an. Ibid. ; Ibid.
Warrant, dormant, from Treasurer Danby to Richard Kent to pay from time to time to the Queen the yearly sums of 10,972l. 19s. 3 1/24d. (as by the patent of 1672, Dec. 20), and 1,236l. 16s. 1d. (as by the patent of 1674, Oct. 9 last), from Michaelmas last onwards without any abatement or defalcation whatsoever and before any other person or persons whatsoever : taking the Queen's acquittances for any such payments thereon out of the various Excise farms respectively charged thereto and afterwards striking tallies of assignment thereon for discharge of same. Money Book (Customs), pp. 188-9 ; Money Book (Excise), p. 84 ; Money Book (General), pp. 46-7.
Royal warrant to Treasurer Danby to authorise the Attorney or Solicitor General to prepare a great seal for a grant to Sir Allen Apsley of rents as below, as royal bounty and in consideration of his surrender of the office of Master and Surveyor of the Hawks.
Prefixing :Schedule of said rents, parcel of the Duchy of Lancaster, viz. :
King's Warrant Book IV. pp. 216-7 ; Warrants Not Relating to Money V. pp. 219-20.
s. d.
per an.
Co. Chester :
Haulton park 12 13 4
Manor of Moore 11 9 7
Northwood park 26 13 4
Co. Lancs. :
Manor of West Derby 145 6 7
Manor of Skerton with the mills 28 9 4
West Derby mill 1 11 8
The Lordship of Burscough 46 5 7
The manor of Ormskirk 22 17 3
Bailiwick of Broughton 24 6 3
Co. Northumberland [? Northampton] :
The borough of Sudbury 24 3 1
The demesnes of Eibury [? Eyebury] 31 13 4
Total per an. 375 9 5
(Treasurer Danby's warrant, dated Jan. 18, hereon, to the Attorney or Solicitor General accordingly.)
Royal warrant to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal for a grant to John, Lord Frescheville, of the manor of Eckington, co. Derby, now parcel of the Queen Consort's jointure, and also of the advowson of the Church of Eckington and Killamarsh, co. Derby, for 99 years after any existing grant thereof, at the yearly rent of 6l. 13s. 4d., payable only after the death of the said Queen Consort. And in regard the said Lord Frescheville cannot receive any benefit by this grant during the life of the Queen Consort the present grant is to contain a grant to him of the annuity or pension of 152l. per an. during the life of the said Queen Consort. See infra under date 1674-5, Feb. 12. King's Warrant Book IV. pp. 218-9 ; British Museum Additional MS. 28,075. p. 151-2.
Same to same for a same for a grant to John, Earl of Rochester, and Charles, Lord Buckhurst, successively, of the office of Master, Surveyor and Keeper of the Hawks, to hold "for their natural lives and the life of the longer liver of them," on the surrender thereof by Sir Allen Apsley and Peter Apsley his son. King's Warrant Book IV. pp. 219-20.
Treasurer Danby's subscription for the execution of a royal warrant, prefixed in detail, dated 1674, Dec. 24, for naturalizing (for the encouragement of the fishing trade) the ship called the "Speedwell," of Holy Island, 50 tons burden, Roger Newton master, purchased in Holland by Daniell Collingwood and others as proper for the fishing trade in Holy Island. Ibid, pp. 220-1.
Same of a docquet dated 1674-5, Jan., of a grant to Charles Bertie, Esq., of the office of Treasurer and Paymaster of the Ordnance, in reversion after George Wharton. British Museum Additional MS. 28,075, p. 135.
Mr. Knapton to attend again [this day]
Mr. Fitzherbert, of Bristol, to attend about the reversion of his place at Bristol.
Day Book, p. 84.
Warrant from Treasurer Danby to the Customs Commissioners to deliver to Giuliano Liane 10 dozen of gloves brought over from Rome, on payment of Customs : same being prohibited goods, but being a small parcel and belonging to a poor man. Warrants Not Relating to Money V. p. 217.
Warrant from Treasurer Danby to the Customs Commissioners to deliver to Matthew Andrews, Esq., six pictures imported in the ship "King Charles" from Haarlem, Symon Houten, master, being for the private use of said Andrews, and of only 9l. value. Warrants Not Relating to Money V. p. 217.
Same from same to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands for a particular of the capital messuage called Vauxhall, co. Surrey, and the outhouses, court yards and garden thereto belonging, with a view to a lease thereof to Sir Samuell Morland for 31 years from Sept. 29 last, at the rent of 6l. 13s. 4d. per an. Ibid, pp. 218-9.
Jan. 16 If any petition come in the name of Thomas Rookes, citizen and stationer of London, against the Company of Stationers or King's Printers for His Majesty's moiety of books seized or other things, caveat that notice be given to John Lilly, gent., at Clifford's house in Fleet Street. Caveat Book, p. 11.
[?] If any rents in Wales shall be petitioned for, caveat that notice be given to the Auditor [for Crown revenues of Wales] or his deputy before any grant pass. Ibid.
Jan. 18 The Wardrobe business [to be considered this day]. The Master [of the Great Wardrobe] to have notice. Day Book, p. 85.
Royal warrant to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal for a grant to Robert Montagu son to Robert, Earl of Manchester, of the reversion of the office of one of the four Tellers of the Receipt, after the persons already possessed of grants thereof. King's Warrant Book IV. pp. 221-2.
Privy seal for a grant to Capt. William Buckland of all the arrears of rent amounting to 1,770l. 9s. 2d. due to the Crown from Edmond Warcup, Esq., late Sub-Farmer of Excise upon two several farms thereof in Wilts and Dorset, viz. : for Wilts (upon his grant thereof dated 1668, June 23, for three years, from 1668, June 24, at 3,750l. per an.) 550l. 9s. 2d., and upon his grant of the same date for Dorset (at 3,000l. per an. rent), 1,220l. : same being granted to Buckland in consideration of his many faithful services. (Royal warrant for said privy seal dated Jan. 15. Treasurer Danby's subscription dated Jan. 18, of docquet hereof. Treasurer Danby's warrant dated Jan. 22 [to the Excise Commissioners] to deliver to said Buckland the counterparts of the leases made to said Varcupp, and all bonds and securities entered into for payment of the rents thereupon reserved.) Ibid, pp. 222-5 ; British Museum Additional MS. 28,075, p. 136 ; Money Book (Excise), p. 82 ; Money Book (General), pp. 50-1.
Treasurer Danby's subscription of a docquet dated 1674-5, Jan., of a grant to Sir Philip Lloyd, Kt., of the office of one of the clerks of the Privy Council, loco Sir Joseph Williamson, one of the Principal Secretaries of State, whose grant of the said office is hereby determined. British Museum Additional MS. 28,075, p. 137.
Jan. 20 Wednesday. The Auditor of the Imprest is to attend [this day] about Mr. Duppa's warrant for passing accompts of Tenths without interest, &c. Mr. Cary to attend about Woodstock Woods. Day Book, p. 85.
Jan. 20 Treasurer Danby to Lord Vaughan, Governor of Jamaica. Thomas Martin has applied to me that I would enquire into his grant from His Majesty of [the office of] Receiver in Jamaica. I have done so and am so far satisfied in it as to accompany it with this letter of recommendation for your countenance and protection in the execution of his said office. Warrants Not Relating to Money V. p. 221.
Entry of the declaration of account of Sir Robert Paston (now Viscount Yarmouth) of the farm of unwrought wood, &c., glass, &c., for 6 years from 1667, Sept. 29, to 1674, Lady Day. (Total rent and charge, 43,020l. 13s. 11d. ; total of payments and allowances, 43,208l. 13s. 3d. ; surplusage, 187l. 19s. 3d.) Warrants Not Relating to Money V. p. 221.
Cha. Bertie to Sir Rob. Howard to strike a tally on the Excise for 625l. for one quarter on the Duke of Buckingham's pension. Money Book (General) p. 87.
Same to Mr. Kent [Treasurer of Excise] to pay abovesaid tally. Ibid.
Jan. 21 Warrant from Treasurer Danby to the Customs Commissioners to deliver to Ambassador Temple's servant a box of china belonging to him and now in the Custom House warehouse. Warrants Not Relating to Money V. p. 221.
Same from same to same to employ James Hurst as watchman, London port loco Manasses Gwillim, deceased. Ibid.
Cha. Bertie to Sir Stephen Fox to pay Mrs. H. G. [Nell Gwyn] 500l., "the 500 guinnyes she formerly received, being intended extraordinary for hangings." Money Book (General), p. 88.
Same to same to pay Sir Thomas Knifton (Kiveton) (Lord Plymouth's uncle) 25l. for one quarter on his allowance. Ibid.
Same to Sir Rob. Howard to strike a tally for 150l. to Lady Fanshawe for one quarter on her pension. Ibid.
Same to the Customs Cashier to pay the abovesaid tally Ibid.
Money warrant for 50l. each to the following for a quarter each on their pensions as Maids of Honour to the Queen ; viz Mris. Dorothy Howard, Mris. Anne Howard, Mris. Cary Frazier, Mris. Philippa Temple, Mrs. Frances Sheldon and 200l. to Mris. Anne Walker for one year. British Museum Additional MS. 28,076, p. 433 ; Money Book (General), p. 6.
Jan. 22 Same for 40l. to Sir James Butler for one year on his fee as one of His Majesty's Counsel. Ibid, p. 434 ; ibid. p. 6.
Same for 9,500l. for the service of the Great Wardrobe upon the privy seal of 1673, June 11. Ibid. ; ibid.
Letter of direction by Treasurer Danby ("having received His Majesty's directions" for same) on an order, dated 1668, Aug. 1, for 528l. 5s. 0d. drawn in the name of Capt. Thomas Stradling. Same having been formerly registered on the Hearthmoney is hereby to be satisfied by levying a tally on Sir Lionel Walden, Receiver of the Eleven Months' tax for co. Huntingdon. Ibid. ; ibid.
Money warrant for 75l. to Madam Civett for a quarter on her pension. Ibid. ; ibid.
Same for 5l. to Mris. Pinkney Ibid. ; ibid.
Same for 240l. 6s. 8d. to Col George Legg for his allowance, 1673, Aug. 12, to 1673-4, Mar. 7, as Governor of Portsmouth, as by his patent of 1673, Aug. 12. Ibid, p. 435 ; ibid. p. 7.
Money warrant for 382l. 13s. 4d. to the Duke of Momnouth for his allowance, 1673, April 12, to 1673-4, Mar. 7, as Governor of Hull. British Museum Additional MS. 28,076, p. 435 ; Money Book (General), p. 7.
Warrant from Treasurer Danby to the Receipt to pay 80l. 1s. 0d. to Thomas Townsend upon any order payable to the late Earl of Sandwich, to be by said Townsend forthwith paid over to James Elliot, Esq., one of the Grooms of the Privy Chamber in ordinary to His Majesty for two years' liveries payable to him out of the Wardrobe, viz. for the years 1666 and 1667. Ibid, p. 436 ; ibid.
Same from same to the Customs Cashier to pay 50l. to Juliana Coningsby, now wife of Amias Hext, for Xmas quarter on her 200l. per an. Money Book (Customs), p. 189.
[?] Same from same to [the Excise Commissioners]. Richard Kent has lately been by me appointed as and is to be established in the office of Receiver General and Treasurer of Excise, and is to account for the same in the Exchequer. To the end that an entire, regular and perfect account may be made of the said revenue from June 24 last, at which time the present farm thereof did commence, you are to deliver to him all such tallies and other vouchers or warrants as you have and such moneys as you have received of the Excise on account of the farm commencing June 24 last. Money Book (Excise), p. 83.
Jan. 22 Treasurer Danby's subscription of a docquet, dated 1674, Dec., of a grant to Tho. Cheeke and Littleton Powell, Esqrs., of all fines payable to the King for or in respect of any suits for debt or any other actions or plaints for damages to be commenced, sued or prosecuted in the Court of King's Bench either upon or after any arrest by virtue of a writ called a latitat or originall or other process or by any other ways or means whatsoever : all in reversion after Sir John Munson and John Griffith, who have several grants thereof for their lives successively : to be under the reserve rent of 66l. 13s. 4d., payable half yearly into the Exchequer. British Museum Additional MS. 28,075, p. 138.
Same of same, dated same, of a grant to William Angell, gent., of the office of porter of the outward port of Windsor Castle and also of the office of Keeper of the Armory and Ordnance in said Castle, void by the death of his father, William Angell : with the respective fees of 5l. per an. and 4d. a day, payable by the Receiver of the revenues of the Honor of Windsor. Ibid.
Same of same, dated 1674-5, Jan., of a grant to Thomas Elliot, eldest son of Thomas Elliot, Esq., one of the Grooms of the King's Bedchamber, of the office of Master of the Harriers in reversion after said Thomas Elliot, his father. Ibid, p. 139.
Same of same, dated 1674, Dec., of a grant and confirmation to the bailiff, burgesses and commonalty of the borough of Daventry, co. Northampton, of all their former charters and privileges, with power to choose a chamberlain and two wardens ; and granting that the bailiff for his year and the last year after and the Recorder of the said borough be Justices of the Peace within the borough to hold sessions there, with exclusion of the Justices of the County ; that the Deputy Recorder be Clerk of the Peace ; to have a Court of Record to hold plea for 100l. and all fines and forfeitures in said borough forfeited by any the freemen or inhabitants thereof ; to have return of writs and not to serve upon any juries out of the borough ; power to purchase land of 100l. per an. ; Drayton to be within the Corporation : the present Recorder and his deputy and Clerk of the Peace confirmed for life ; reserving the approbation of the Recorder for the future to the King ; and with such alterations and additions relating to the government of the said Corporation as were directed to be inserted by warrant under the King's sign manual. Ibid, p. 140.
The business betwixt Mr. Slingsby and Mr. Doyley is to be heard on Friday next. The Attorney and Solicitor General to be summoned [to attend then]. The officers of the Exchequer and Mr. Pepis [are to attend this day] about fees [taken in the Exchequer on money warrants] for Tangier. Day Book, p. 85.
Royal warrant to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal for a grant to Edward Vaughan of the Stewardships of the lordships or manors of Mevenydd, Croythen [Creuddyn], Henniniocke [Anhunoc], Caerwedros and Pervith, co. Cardigan : with the power and authority of appointing Receivers there, and with all fees thereto belonging. (Treasurer Danby's subscription, dated Jan. 29. of docquet hereof.) King's Warrant Book IV. pp. 225-226 ; British Museum Additional MS. 28,075, p. 141.
Royal warrants to the Governor of Maryland (and similarly to the Governor of Virginia). By the Act of 25 Car. II. certain rates and duties are imposed upon several commodities therein named that shall be shipped on any ship that shall not first have given bond to bring the same to England, Wales or Berwick ; among which rates is 1d. per lb. on tobacco. By the said Act the several duties are to be levied and collected before the lading thereof. But we are given to understand that same is very impracticable in Maryland, for that ships do there disperse themselves into several rivers and places at great distance one from the other, so that it would require a multitude of officers to attend such lading of goods from one Plantation to another, and be very troublesome and chargeable to the traders to be confined to one place [for lading]. You are therefore to consult with the surveyor of said duties, and to appoint such places in the respective rivers for the collecting said duties, where ships and vessels may be most conveniently cleared. And for the greater accommodation of traders you are to permit all masters of vessels (although they have not given bond as aforesaid) to take in their lading at such places as they shall think convenient (they upon their arrival having first given bond to pay the said duties at the place of clearing the ships). You are to assist the officers of said duty in collecting same, and are to take care that the former laws relating to the trade of the Plantations be effectually executed. King's Warrant Book IV. pp. 226-7.
Same to [the Attorney or Solicitor General] for a great seal for a grant to William Montagu, Attorney General to the Queen Consort, of a messuage, tenement or cottage, and 134 acres of pasture or marsh land in Croft, co. Lincoln, for 99 years from Xmas last, at 6s. 8d. per an. rent : same being late in the occupation of Robert Wilson : upon a surrender to be made by said Montagu of a lease of the same premises heretofore made to Jerome Weston (late Earl of Portland) by patent of 15 Oct., 8 Car. I., which term afterwards came to Ralph Freeman and William Freeman in trust for said William Montagu. (Treasurer Danby's subscription dated Feb. 4, of docquet hereof.) Ibid, p. 228 ; British Museum Additional MS. 28,075, p. 144.
Treasurer Danby to Lord Hawley and the rest of the Trustees for sale of Fee Farms, and to John Phelips, Auditor of the ratals of said sales, to contract and agree with Sir Allen Apsley for the several rents ut supra, p. 655, at 16 years' purchase, with a rebate for interest as is usual in like cases upon the sale of rents in possession : "any former warrants or directions for the suspension of the sale of the rents of the Duchy of Lancaster or any other order or warrant whatsoever to the contrary notwithstanding." The said Auditor is therefore hereby to rate the said rents accordingly. Warrants Not Relating to Money V. p. 222.
Warrant from Treasurer Danby to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands for a particular of several tithes of wool, lamb, corn and hay issuing out of several townships, vicarages and parishes in [Halifax], co. Yorks, granted 8 [sic for 26] Hy. VIII. for 99 years to Jo. Waterhouse et al. by the Abbot of the Monastery of Lewes, with a view to a lease thereof to Robert Brent. Ibid, p. 223.
Same from same to the Customs Commissioners to discharge the seizure of the ship "Patriarch Jacob," of Hamburgh, David Beck, master, laden with corn at Hamburgh, and seized at Newcastle by Peter Astell, one of the officers there, after she had discharged her lading and was relading with coals to return home. I have considered the testimonial from the State of Hamburgh, who testify that the said ship doth really and bona-fide belong to the subjects of that State, though it appears not of what country she is the build. Further, I have considered the letter from the magistrates of the port of Newcastle, wherein they complain of the great scarcity of corn there (which is chiefly supplied by the importation of foreign corn by strangers) and certify that this corn imported was a very seasonable supply to them and that if such supplies had not been multitudes of families in those parts might have perished. You are therefore to discharge said seizure and to permit said ship to sail home with her coal unmolested upon paying the export duty due on such coal. Ibid, p. 224.
Entry of demise by in custodiam lease under the Exchequer seal to Robt. Newcomen of a messuage and divers acres of land in Butterwick and Freiston, co. Lincoln, parcel of the lands of Thomas Hildred, gent., outlaw. Ibid, p. 225.
Warrant from Treasurer Danby to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands to give order to the steward of the manor of Tinten to take a surrender of Arthur Spry's estate in a copyhold tenement or parcel of ground called the Poole Park, parcel of the barton of Tinten, in the manor of Tinten and Duchy of Cornwall, and to regrant the said tenement for three new lives to be named by said Spry : the fine to be 6l. 13s. 4d. and reserving the old rent of 13s. 4d. and a further fine of 8l. 10s. for taking off the increased rent : being 8 years' purchase. Ibid, p. 226.
Same from same to [Alexander] Butterworth, sheriff of co. Lancs., to return to the parties concerned the King's part of the Conventicle fines levied upon James Harrison. Henry Wood, Samll. Dunbabin et al. for meeting in the house of said James Harrison at Bolton in the Moors, Aug. 28 last. Ibid.
The like warrant to Ambrose Payne, Esq., Alderman of the town of St. Edmundsbury, for the like restoration of the King's part of Conventicle fines levied on John Craske, Samuell Cumberland and others for meeting at the house of Mris. Susan Adams at St. Edmundsbury, Suffolk, on Dec. 20 last. Ibid.
[? Jan. 22] Warrant from Treasurer Danby to the [Sheriff of Cambridge] for the like restitution as above of the King's share of Conventicle fines levied upon Edward Richardson, Nicholas West, &c., taken at a meeting at the house of Morris at Quy in Cambridgeshire. Warrants Not Relating to Money V. p. 227.
Jan. 22 Royal warrant for 50l. to Mris. Hext for Xmas quarter last on her pension, as by a patent dated 1674, Apr. 3. Money Book (General), p. 47.
Cha. Bertie to the Customs Cashier to pay 250l. to the Earl of Manchester for a quarter as a Gentleman of the Bedchamber. Ibid, p. 88
Jan. 23 Same to Sir Stephen Fox to pay the Earl of Carbery 200l., "which Treasurer Danby will take care shall be allowed upon the privy seal for secret service." Ibid.
Same to the Customs Cashier to bring 20,000l. into the Exchequer. Ibid.
Jan. 25 Monday The officers of the Wardrobe are to attend at the Treasury Chambers in the morning [of this day]. Day Book, p. 85.
Jan. 26 Warrant, dormant, from Treasurer Danby to the Customs Cashier to pay the pension of 1,000l. per an. from Sept. 29 last onwards, to Robert, Earl of Sunderland, as one of the Gentlemen of the Bedchamber. Money Book (Customs), p. 189.
Warrant from same to the Customs Commissioners to permit the Master General of the Ordnance to ship the following for Scotland by the King's direction, and custom free, viz. : one brass mortar piece of 13 inch diameter, mounted on its carriage with limbers, ladle and sponges ; two small brass mortar pieces of about seven or eight inches diameter ; 24 granados, these for each mortar piece ; 500 shells for hand granados ; one handscrew and one double block gun ; three chests of instruments and models belonging to artificial fireworks. Warrants Not Relating to Money V. p. 227.
Treasurer Danby to the Commissioners of the Navy to give directions to their clerks that are now making up Mr. Hutchinson's accounts, that they allow no papers in the said accounts which have not been 12 months in Mr. Hutchinson's hands at least, and if any have been allowed in the said account which have been taken in since that time, that you make report of the particulars thereof to me. And for the ascertaining of this particular you may (as you are empowered by law) enquire of Mr. Hutchinson (or any else employed in that affair) upon oath. Ibid.
Treasurer Danby's subscription for the execution of a royal warrant of 1674, May 5, to the Customs Commissioners for making free [naturalizing] the ship "Peace," a prize now called the "Virginia Factor." "Let this warrant be executed and a certificate given for this ship, customs free." Ibid.
Warrant, dormant, from Treasurer Danby to the Customs Cashier to pay 1,000l. per an. to the Earl of Sunderland from Sept. 29 last, as a Gentleman of the Bedchamber. Money Book (General), p. 47.
Cha. Bertie to Sir Ro. Howard to pay 2,350l. to Mr. Ralph Montagu on any orders in his name as Master of the Great Wardrobe. Ibid, p. 88.
Jan. 27 Money warrant for 50l. to William Chiffinch for one quarter on his pension as Keeper of His Majesty's closet. British Museum Additional MS. 28,076, p. 432 ; Money Book (General), p. 5.
Same for 62l. 10s. 0d. to Mr. Agar and Mr. Strode for 1 years on their fee of 50l. per an., as Surveyors General of woods, Trent South. Ibid, p. 439 ; Ibid. p. 8.
Royal warrant to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal for a grant to William Legge of the manor of Burwell, co. Cambridge, with all its rights, members, &c. and all rents reserved upon any demise of the same : being now parcel of the jointure of the Queen Consort : all for 99 years from date of this grant, without rent during the life of the Queen Consort, and with the rent of 5l. per an. from such death : the Trustees of the said Queen, immediately after her death, are to assign and transfer all estate and interest herein remaining in them to said Legge or his executors, &c. (Treasurer Danby's subscription dated Feb. 5, of docquet hereof. The docquet states this grant to be to William Legg, Esq., and Robert Jacson, gent.) King's Warrant Book IV. p. 229 : British Museum Additional MS. 28,075, p. 144.
Royal sign manual to Treasurer Danby to issue his warrant to John Cary, of Woodstock, co. Oxford, gent., empowering him to take the care and management of the coppice woods in the manor of Woodstock and to employ able persons under him in looking to the same : with power also to sell and dispose of the one moiety of the coppice woods called Pinsley and such other parcels of the said woods as he in his discretion shall think fit for the best price he and they employed under him can really and bona-fide get and thereout to reimburse himself 132l. 12s. 0d. due to him as a surplusage on his account for the King's affairs at Woodstock for the year ended Sept. 29 last : he rendering a true account of his proceedings herein. King's Warrant Book IV. p. 230.
Royal warrant to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal for a grant to Philip Hildyerd, Esq., son of Henry Hildyerd, late of East Horsley, Surrey, deceased, of the office of one of the Chamberlains of the Exchequer, to wit the same office which the said Henry Hildeyerd, deceased, lately had : and for a further grant of the same office to Charles Cole, son of Thomas Cole, of Liss, co. Southampton, in reversion after said Philip Hildeyerd. (Treasurer Danby's subscription, dated Feb. 10, of docquet hereof.) Ibid, p. 230 ; British Museum Additional MS. 28,075, p. 146.
Same to same for a same for a grant of the yearly pension or allowance of 200l. to each of the Auditors of the Crown revenues (Sir Edmund Sawyer, Sir Joseph Seymour, Jno. Phelips, Richard Aldworth, Anthony Parsons and Humphry Morrice) from 1673, Sept. 29 : to be paid out of the Exchequer in lieu of the like allowance hitherto paid to them by the several Receivers of Crown revenues : same being no longer so payable by reason of the sale of fee farm and other rents. (Treasurer Danby's subscription, dated Feb. 24, of docquet hereof.) Ibid, pp. 232-3 ; Ibid p. 149.
Same to same for a [? same] for a grant to Sir Robert Southwell of a lease of the house in Old Spring Garden, with the gardens and outhouses thereto belonging, where he now lives as tenant to Sir William Morrice : in reversion after the interest of said Sir William Morrice and his two sons, John and Nicholas Morrice, "to whom we granted their lives in the said habitation" said Southwell having been at expense in the ornament and conveniences of said habitation. (Treasurer Danby's subscription, dated Feb. 1, of docquet hereof.) Ibid, p. 238 ; Ibid, p. 142.
The Marquess of Worcester and Mr. Okeden's business about the manor of Undy is to be heard [this day]. Day Book, p. 85.
Warrant from Treasurer Danby to the Customs Commissioners to permit the shipment, Customs free, of goods as in a schedule [missing], same being a present from the Duchess of York to the Duchess of Modena. Warrants Not Relating to Money V. p. 228.
Same from same to same to send to the house of Monsieur de Ruvigny, in the Pall Mall, goods as in a paper annexed [missing], being imported from France, and properly belonging to Madam de Ruvigny, wife of said Monsieur de Ruvigny, Envoy Extraordinary from France. Ibid.
Same from same to the King's Remembrancer. Richard Jones, of Brecon, gent., was (with others) farmer of the Excise of Monmouth, Brecon and Radnor in 1656 and 1657, on account of which farm there stands due to the King 137l. 10s. 0d., as appears by entries in the Excise Office, London. For this debt a scire facias was issued against said Jones, and in 1670 an extent awarded against him whereon being taken he was forced to deposit 150l. in the hands of John Paine then first Secondary of the King's Remembrancer's office ; and since deceased. On application to the Exchequer Court said Jones was admitted to plead to the said scire facias and extent, a proviso in the first Act of Oblivion exempting such from payment of any Excise arrears who were not effectually prosecuted before 1662. Dec. on which plea no judgment is yet given. Yet notwithstanding said Jones petitioned the late Treasury Lords to be admitted to compound said arrear. On reference the present Excise Commissioners and Col. Birch, on the 2nd Dec., 1670. reported 70l. as a reasonable composition from said Jones and partners, being as much as any person in the like condition had paid, and considering the hazard of losing the whole if judgment on the aforesaid plea go against the King. On payment of said 70l. therefore you are to deliver to said Jones all the bonds entered into by him and his partners on account of said Excise and discharge the process "as to the executors of the said John Paine, Esq., to whose hands the said 150l. is now come for payment of the said 70l. as before and delivery back of the remainder to the said Richard Jones" Ibid, pp. 228-9.
Same from same to the Customs Commissioners to discharge the seizure of one of His Majesty's prize ships bought at Gottenburg by Robert Tigh and John Eyre, which being arrived with corn from Rochelle is seized as an unfree ship and wanting her complement of English mariners. Said ship was adjudged prize in the Admiralty Court and afterwards made free by royal warrant, and since her arrival has paid her Custom and is registered and certified in due form by the officer of the Navigation, which could not be regularly done before her arrival : so that the cause of seizure appears to be only the want of her full proportion of English mariners which (as coming from a foreign port) she could not be supplied with as the master of the said ship makes oath. Ibid, p. 230.
Cha. Bertie to the principal officers and Commissioners of the Navy to continue to pay 371l. 6s. 4d. per week out of the establishment of the Navy to Sir Dennis Gawden and his partners towards their victualling of the Navy for this year. "The remainder of money payable to them for that service the Lord Treasurer will take care to pay them by other supplies." Money Book (General) p. 88.
Same to [Sir Rob. Howard] to pay 1,000l. to Mr. Le Gouch on any order drawn in his name as His Majesty's Jeweller. Ibid, p. 89.
Same to Sir Stephen Fox. "The King having this afternoon signed your warrant for secret service and pressing very earnestly the dispatch of Mr. Cranfield, my Lord Treasurer recommends him once more to you for the payment of 500l., as he does also the 300l. for Mr. Marcus Brent, who goes for Surinam with him. Your warrant being signed and countersigned is ready whenever you please to send for it. Ibid.
Same to Sir Ro. Howard to pay 12,000l. to the Treasurer of the Navy. Ibid.
Same to John Lindsey, Esq., to forthwith pay into the Exchequer all such moneys as are due from you upon the [account of your receipt of the] subsidy. Ibid
Same to Sir Rob. Howard to issue whatever the abovesaid John Lindsey pays in, in payment of such orders as are in course [on the subsidy], which Treasurer Danby is informed are orders for 4,000l. or thereabouts due to Mr. Hoare and Mr. Ireton. "Another of the same [tenour] sent 8 Feb., 1674-5, this being said to be lost and not delivered." Ibid
Money warrant for 4,625l. 2s. 0d. to Sir Robert Vyner for divers parcels of gilt and white plate delivered into the Jewel House, and for moneys disbursed and other services, Nov. 6 last to the 25th inst. British Museum Additional MS. 28,076, p. 438 ; Money Book (General), p. 8.
Jan. 28 Allowance by Treasurer Danby of the salary and incidents bills, detailed, of the Wine Licence office for 1674, Lady Day, Midsummer, Michaelmas and Xmas quarters. (Totals respectively 515l. 9s. 4d. ; 554l. 6s. 4d. ; 924l. 0s. 8d. and 1,003l. 13s. 7d. : each bill being certified by J. Griffith, Edmond Warcupp, Ro. Wolseley, Will, Yonge, Ric. Downes, Arthur Fleetwood.) Warrants Not Relating to Money V. pp. 231-4.
Jan. 29 (22) Money warrant for 150l. each to the following for half a year on their pensions as the Queen's Dressers, viz. Lady Frazier, Mrs. Windham, Mrs. Crane (75l. for a quarter), Lady Thornhill, Madam De Board (225l. for three quarters), Lady Clinton, Lady Killegrew, Lady Tuke, Madam Cranmer. Madam Orpe. British Museum Additional MS. 28,076, p. 433 ; Money Book (General), pp. 5-6.
Same for 89l. 10s. 2d. to Anthony Segar, viz. 79l. 10s. 2d. for disbursements for the Treasury office for Xmas quarter last and 10l. for said quarter's salary. Ibid, p. 441 ; Ibid, p. 9.
Jan. 29 The Customs Commissioners [to attend the Lord Treasurer] this afternoon. The business of the merchants' 4l. per tun [on the first Wine Act is to be then considered]. The King's Counsel and Auditor Birch to attend.
The late Farmers of the London Excise [are to attend] in the morning [of this day] and also Auditor Birch.
Day Book, p. 85.
Privy seal to permit Henry Twyford, stationer (who has undertaken the re-printing the old year law books, being in 10 vols., and some other year books which have not yet been printed, the design whereof is particularly recommended by the present Lord Keeper of the Great Seal, and by all the Judges of England as very serviceable to our prerogative and revenue, and beneficial to all true students of the good laws of this realm) to import, customs free, 10,000 reams of demy or royal paper : same to be imported within the space of two years' next ensuing. (Royal warrant dated Jan. 22, for said privy seal. Treasurer Danby's subscription dated Feb. 5. of docquet hereof Warrant hereon to the Customs dated Feb. 26.) King's Warrant Book IV. pp. 265-6, 227 ; British Museum Additional MS. 28,075, p. 145b ; Warrants Not Relating to Money V. p. 251.
Same for 10,000l. to Sir Stephen Fox for secret service. (Royal warrant dated Jan 27, for said privy seal. Treasurer Danby's subscription dated Feb. 1, of docquet hereof ; money warrant dated Feb. 5, hereon). King's Warrant Book IV. pp. 243-4, 229 ; British Museum Additional MS. 28,075, p. 142 ; 28,076, p. 446 ; Money Book (General), p. 11.
Money warrant for 150l. to the Countess of Newburgh for one quarter on her pension. Money Book (General), p. 12 ; Money Book (Pensions), p. 4.
Royal warrant to Henry Slingsby, Esq., Master and Worker of the Mint. The Provost and Corporation of Moneyers of the Mint have set forth in their petition that before they had any knowledge of the way of coming by the mill and press, they did in obedience to the King's commands accept the allowance of 8d. per lb. weight of silver, and 3s. per lb. weight of gold to be comed by them in the new way, viz., as towards their labour and expenses in the workmanship of the same, submitting to the royal pleasure the further allowance of 1d. more per lb. weight of silver, and 6d. upon the lb. weight of gold, if upon trial of the new way of coining the said moneys should be found to deserve the same : and further that there hath not been yet any agreement made for the coining of the small silver, yet, nevertheless, they have upon all occasions, as need required, been ready to make the same, and had to their great expense and charges coined by the new way of the mill and press, 2,284 lb. weight in small money, without any other allowance than as for the great moneys, and that they had been at great charges in maintaining horses when there was little employment in the Mint, and in providing wood, coke, alum and argall, and also by reason of the great quantities of small moneys by them coined : and therefore pray the said further allowance of 1d. per lb. for silver, and 6d. per lb. for gold, and same further allowance for their extraordinary charges as aforesaid. Said petition was referred to the Earl of Shaftesbury, who referred same to Sir Robert Murray, Kt., Sir Authony St. Leger, Kt., Warden of the Mint, Henry Slingsby, Master and Worker of same James Hoare, Comptroller of same, John Brattle [As]saymaster of same and Richard Sherwyn who reported on the 2nd Dec., 1672, confirming the statements as above, and as to the said charges in maintaining five or six horses to be always ready for the coining of moneys, and in the provision of wood, coal, alum, argall and several utensils and vessels of iron, copper and wood for the nealing and blanching of moneys which were formerly provided and paid for by the King, "and that by reason the coinage of our moneys is now free to such as bring bullion into our mint the price of silver is raised 2d. in the ounce, and the moneyers being to make good the waste in coining, the loss is so much the greater to them," and further that they had not allowance for the small money they had coined in the new way, which was considerably more laborious and chargeable to them than [in the case of] the greater [moneys] and they therefore advised an allowance of a half penny more per lb. weight of silver coined by them since the late Act for encouraging the coinage, and that for the future they should be allowed 1d. more for every lb. weight of silver, "so as for every hundred lb. weight of silver moneys hereafter to be coined they make within the space of six months after the coinage of the same one lb. weight and a half or 18 oz. of small money in the quantities and species following, without any further pay or allowance for the same, viz. in pence oz., in twopences 3oz., in threepences 6oz., in groats 8oz., or in regard the pence are very small and apt to be lost that the oz. mentioned for pence be added to the groats and that no pence be made at all. But as to the 6d. demanded for the gold, there being 7d. upon the lb. weight more paid them than formerly they found no reason for any further allowance. They further advised that for the better advantage of the Moneyers they might be forbidden to use any alum in the blanching of gold or silver or any sawdust in the drying of the same, and that the Moneyers do from time to time coin and size the moneys well and observe their agreements with the Master and Worker about their tasks and undertaking in coining the King's moneys." Further, in said report the said Master and Comptroller certify that there was coined in the Mint in silver moneys from 1666. Dec. 20, to 1672 [sic for 1673], Dec. 21,242,978 lbs. 4 dwt., which at d. per lb. comes to 506l. 4s. 1d. In accordance herewith it is ordered that 600l. be paid to said Moneyers for the charges as above from 1666. Dec. 20, to 1673. Dec. 21. and that an additional 1d. per lb. weight of silver be henceforth paid them from 1673. Dec. 21, but upon condition that for every hundred lb. weight of silver hereafter to be coined they make within six months after the coinage of the same 1lb. or 18oz. of small moneys in the quantities and species following, viz. 3oz. in twopences. 6oz. in threepences. 9oz. in groats. "But if you shall judge it more expedient for our service that the said Moneyers, instead of the said 9oz. so to be coined in groats, shall coin only 8oz. (parcel of the said 9oz. in groats) and oz. in pence for every hundred lb. weight in silver,' then the said Moneyers shall so coin. Provided further that they use no alum or sawdust as above and that they coin and size the moneys well and observe their agreements with the Master and Worker about their task and undertaking in the coining of the King's moneys. King's Warrant Book IV. pp. 246-51.
Cha. Bertie to Sir Ro. Howard to pay the churchwardens of St. Botolphs what is due upon the warrant of 1673, Aug 23. Money Book (General), p. 89.
Same to Mr. Edsbury. Treasurer Danby is informed that 455l. of the purchase money for Mr. Bevis Lloyd's lands remains still in your hands. Same is to be forthwith paid to the Receiver of the Queen Mother's arrears or else you are to attend the Lord Treasurer within 14 days hereof. Ibid.
Same to Sir Ro. Howard to pay what is due on the perpetuity of Southwell school as by the dormant warrant confirmed 1673-4. Feb. 12. Ibid.
Same to the Customs Cashier to bring 20,000l. into the Exchequer Ibid, p. 90.
Cha. Bertie to the Chimney Farmers to let Sir William Bowles have 1,000l., which the Lord Treasurer will take care shall be allowed you with interest at 6 per cent Money Book (General), p. 90.
Same to Sir Ro. Howard to pay William Legge what is due to him as one of His Majesty's pages. Ibid.
Jan. 30 Treasurer Danby's subscription of a docquet, dated 1674-5. Jan., of a pardon to Jonathan Jenings, Esq., for the killing of George Aislabie : with restitution of lands and goods, notwithstanding the statutes of 13 Ric. II. and 10 and 14 Ed. III. British Museum Additional MS. 28,075, p. 141