Entry Book: March 1673, 16-31

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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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March 1673, 16-31

Date. Nature and Substance of the Entry. Reference.
Mar. 17 Money warrant for 100l. 7s. 6d. to Serjeant Beck for one year's salary and boardwages as a Serjeant-at-Arms. Warrants Early XIX. p. 294.
Treasurer Clifford's warrant to the Cashier of the Customs to pay 13l. 6s. 8d. to the Earl of Berkshire for creation money as Viscount Andover, and dormant warrant for same in future. Ibid, p. 295.
Money warrant for 200l. to Auditor John Philips for reward of services in the affair of the fee farm rents. Ibid.
Treasurer Clifford's warrant for the sum of 238l. 13s. 9d. to be paid to Prince Rupert out of the revenue arising to His Majesty out of the bishopric of Durham : being 6 per cent. interest on 3,000l. warranted to him for the like sum expended by him for His Majesty's service, viz., 191l. 15s. 0d. for said interest to Sept. 29 last and 46l. 18s. 9d. for same to Mar. 5 last, on which day the last issue was made in full of said 3,000l. to him. Warrants Early XIX. p. 295.
Treasurer Clifford's warrant to the Grand Commissioners of Excise to make allowance of 160l. to the Farmers of Excise of Kent, Essex, Norfolk, Suffolk and Bucks, being by them paid to the bailiffs of Great Yarmouth on a warrant of the late Treasury Lords, dated 1671, Nov. 22, which could not be allowed them on their rent for 1671, Michaelmas quarter, in regard their rent was paid before the said warrant came to their hands. Money Book (Excise), p. 33.
Treasurer Clifford's subscription of a docquet, dated 1672-3, Jan., of a warrant to the Exchequer to pay 400l. to John Brisbane for several services by him performed. British Museum Additional MS. 28,074, p. 150.
Same of same, dated 1672-3, Feb., of a confirmation to the Mayor and Aldermen of Newark upon Trent, co. Notts, of all their ancient liberties, privileges and franchises heretofore granted them by the late King or other His Majesty's predecessors with the several additions hereafter mentioned : viz., the town of Newark is henceforth to be a borough town and to have power to elect and send 2 burgesses to serve in Parliament, who are to be chosen by the Mayor and Aldermen or the major part of them. All freemen and inhabitants within the said town are exempted from payment of all tolls, piccage, &c. The several townships of Balderton, Coddington and Winthorpe, the castle with the site thereof and the mills called Newark mills and the people therein are in future to be under the government of the Mayor and Aldermen of Newark. They are to have to the use of the Corporation all goods of felons, felons of themselves (felos de se), fugitive persons, outlawed waifs, estreys, treasure trove and deodands : to have a Custos Rotulorum eligible by the Mayor and Aldermen : the Coroner of Newark to have power in all the limits and liberties of the Corporation : the Mayor, Recorder, last year's Mayor, and 4 senior Aldermen to be Justices of the Peace thereof and to choose High Constables and Petty Constables, and no Sheriff or Justice of Peace of the county to intermeddle therein : said Justices may send felons, &c., by warrant under their seal to the county gaol and may commit offenders to their own gaol ; the Corporation may purchase lands to the value of 200l. per an. above reprizes and the lands they now enjoy : they may arrest for an action not exceeding 300l. : they are to have the return of all writs within the limits of the Corporation : they may keep 2 fairs yearly within the borough for ever for the buying and selling of all kinds of cattle, goods, ware and merchandise, by retail only, the first to begin on Tuesday week before Palm Sunday and the other on the feast of St. Luke the Evangelist, each to continue 2 days : and for the better maintenance of the Vicar of the parish church of Newark the King grants the perpetual advowson and rectory of Winthorpe, with the appurtenances being under value and near adjoining, to the Mayor and Aldermen for ever : with clauses and non obstantes usual in grants of this nature. Ibid, p. 150-1
Treasurer Clifford's subscription of a docquet, dated 1672-3, Mar., of a grant to John Earl of Bridgewater of the Hundred of Bucklow, co. Chester, for the life of him and his two sons John Viscount Brackley and Thomas Egerton, Esq., at the old rent of 40s. 4d. per an. and 6s. 8d. de incremento the usual heriots and a fine of 46l. [? 4li.]. British Museum Additional MS. 28,074, p. 151.
Report to the King from Treasurer Clifford on the petition of Sir Philip Honywood and Sir Walter Vane who pray a grant of the estate of Sir Robert Honeywood, deceased, forfeited to the King, to be in trust for payment of the debts and portions and for the good of the widow and two sons of said Sir Robert. The Surveyor General reports that said estate if sold would be little above the value of the debts to be paid thereout and that there will be little if anything remaining for the widow and children. Said grant may therefore be made without prejudice to your Majesty. Warrants Not Relating to Money III. p. 314.
Treasurer Clifford's warrant to the Customs Commissioners for an allowance of three-fourths Customs to be made to Thomas Knights, merchant, on 60 pipes of defective and decayed Canary wines. Ibid.
Same to Sir C. Harbord, Surveyor General of Crown Lands for a particular and ratal of a tenement in the parish of Hammoon, belonging to the manor of Ryme, co. Dorset, parcel of the Duchy of Cornwall, held by the life of John Jolliffe at 26s. 8d. rent, and in reversion after the life of John Ward under that rent and 5l. increased rent, all with a view to a new lease thereof to Tho. Bugg on surrender, Jolliffe being dead and petitioner having agreed with said Ward. Ibid, p. 318.
Sir Ro. Howard to Mr. Mountney, Cashier of the Customs, to pay Mr. Nicholas the money due to him upon the warrant lately received for his salary : having respect to the tallies of anticipation already struck on the Customs. Out Letters General III. p. 264.
[?] Same to same to pay to Lord Belasyse the money by the Lord Treasurer ordered him for one year as Governor of Hull. Ibid.
Mar. 18 Treasurer Clifford's warrant to the Receipt to issue 800l. to Philip Packer, Paymaster of the Works, for the ordinary service of the Works : to be issued on such orders [in said Packer's name] as remain unsatisfied for said ordinary service : and to be paid out of moneys that are or shall now be paid into the Receipt by the Receiver of Crown revenues for North Wales. Warrants Early XIX. p. 296.
Money warrant for 20l. to the Earl of Burlington for one year's creation money. Ibid.
Entry of the reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Capt. Henry Sturt about some commodities that were in a ship called the "River of ," condemned to the petitioner in the Admiralty upon which there is some scruple about the Customs duty which he prays to pay ad valorem. Out Letters General III. p. 264.
Sir Robert Howard to Mr. Morris, Sir C. Harbord and Mr. Christian to attend the Lord Treasurer on Friday morning about said Morris's father's title to the ground by Wallingford House. Ibid, p. 265.
Mar. 19 Treasurer Clifford's warrant to the Customs Commissioners. By warrant of Feb. 5 last I directed you to order the Collectors in the outports to pay to the respective Vice-Admirals moneys necessary for the bounty for seamen voluntarily enlisting. In some of the outports it has happened that the Collectors have not had money in their hands sufficient for that service. For that cause Sir Thomas Bridges, Vice-Admiral for Somerset, has been obliged to take up of the Collector of Bristol 100l., which the Collector had not sufficient authority to pay. To facilitate the service you are to give order that where there shall not be sufficient money in the hands of any one Collector then the Collector of the next adjacent port shall pay to the Vice-Admirals as above. And you are to make allowance to the Collector of Bristol for abovesaid 100l. Money Book (Customs) p. 93.
Money warrant for 2,500l. to Henry, Earl of St. Albans, Chamberlain of the Household, for so much due to him for plate sold to His Majesty. Ibid, p. 94
Treasurer Clifford to the Customs Commissioners to deliver to Sir Edward Spragg certain articles detailed now imported in the "Merlin" yacht : gloves, ribbons, tweezers, &c., &c., the proper goods of said Spragg. Warrants Not Relating to Money III. p. 315
Sir Robert Howard to Sir Robert Long to have made and to deliver to Auditor Phelipps a certificate or account of what tallies have been struck on the fee farm rents. Out Letters General III. p. 265.
[?] Same to [? the Auditors of Imprests]. "When you attended my Lord Treasurer lately with the state of the Vice Chamberlain's [Sir G. Carteret's] interest accounts [as formerly Treasurer of the Navy] for money by him borrowed when he was Treasurer of the Navy, His Lordship, if you remember, upon your telling him that you had only compared the Bankers' books and Mr. Fenn's, upon the stating of the same did not think himself secure to pass it but did direct you to be very careful in looking over that whole account and that you should inspect the Cashiers' ledger books and also the weekly certificates to the Navy Board from the [Navy] Treasurer of [as to] the receipts and payments of all moneys and that by comparing all those together and with the account brought in for interest you should prepare such a state of the said interest account as may be fit for his Lordship's view. Ibid, p. 266.
Mar. 20 Money warrant for 365l. to George Kirke for one year on his pension. Warrants Early XIX p. 296.
Same for 3,000l. to Charles Earl of Berkshire as royal bounty Ibid.
Same for 214l. 17s. 0d. to John Dodington for extraordinaries as late Resident at Venice and 35l. for 14 days' ordinary from Feb. 7 last to Feb. 22. being the day on which he returned into His Majesty's presence. Ibid, p. 297.
Treasurer Clifford's warrant to Ralph Montague, Master of the Great Wardrobe, to assign over to Francis Pointz, yeoman arras maker and tapestry maker to His Majesty, the 500l. warranted to said Montague, Sept. 23 last. Ibid, p. 298.
Money warrant for 236l. 8s. 3d. to Sir Edward Griffin to be by him assigned over to the Messengers of the Chamber on several warrants and bills signed by the Lord Chamberlain of the Household and the principal Secretaries of State : same to be issued on any privy seal in said Griffin's name not yet fully charged. Ibid, pp. 298, 299
Money warrant for 100l. 7s. 6d. to Roger Harsnet for one year's salary and boardwages [as a Serjeant-at-Arms]. Warrants Early XIX. p. 299.
Same for 40,146l. 14s. 6d. to Sir Stephen Fox, viz. 32,306l. 14s. 6d. for pay of the new forces and contingencies to May 3 next (to which time assignments have been given to all the whole [? old] forces), and 7,840l. for levy money which has been paid to several new raised forces. Ibid, p. 302.
Treasurer Clifford's warrant, dormant, to the Cashier of the Customs to pay 800l. per an. and no more, of the annuity of 1,200l. per an. granted by the royal letters patent of 1661-2, Jan. 23, to the Chancellor of the Order of the Garter for the support of said Order.
Together with :An undated warrant by Treasurer Latimer for the execution hereof.
Ibid, p. 303 ; Money Book (Customs). p 94.
Same to the Receipt to take up two tallies (one of 1665, April 11, for 3,250l. levied on Thomas Price, Receiver of the Royal Aid for co. Hereford, whereon there has been only received 2,450l. leaving 800l. still unpaid, the other of 1665, July 18, for 13,046l. 5s. 10d. levied upon Sir Thomas Player, Receiver General of the Royal Aid for the city of London, whereon there have been received the several sums only of 3,596l. 12s. 3d. and 192l. 12s. 9d. leaving 9,257l. 0s. 10d. still unpaid) and the counterparts thereof, and to cancel same and vacate all the records and entries thereof, same having been levied on the Royal Aid [and made payable to Sir C. Carteret but by assignment] being now remaining in the hands of said Sir T. Player : and in lieu thereof to levy five other tallies of the respective dates aforesaid and for the several sums as above ; Sir George Carteret, late Treasurer of the Navy, having desired same to be done for his better accommodation for passing his account in the Exchequer. Warrants Early XIX. pp. 304-5.
Royal warrant for 107l. to William Shrotter for a present of medals sent by the King to the Count de Hanau. (Money warrant, dated Mar. 21.) King's Warrant Book III. p. 241 ; Warrants Early XIX. p. 296.
Treasurer Clifford's warrant to the Cashier of the Customs to pay 70l. to Henry, Marquess of Dorchester for two years on his creation moneys of 20l. and 15l. per an. Money Book (Customs), p. 94.
Money warrant for 455l. to Sir William Lockhart for a quarter's advance on his ordinary of 5l. a day as Envoy Extraordinay to follow the French Court this next campaign as by the privy seal of the 15th inst. : and also 1,000l. for his equipage and transportation. Warrants Early XIX. p. 307.
Money warrant, dormant, for 600l. per an. for three years to the Earl of Dover from Sept. 29 last as by the privy seal of July 22 last : to be paid out of the grand Excise of London, Middlesex and Surrey. (In the margin : "Before this warrant half a year was paid.") Money Book (Excise), p. 33.
Treasurer Clifford's warrant to the Auditor concerned, to allow 68l. in account to George Faunt (Fawnt), Receiver of the late Subsidy, co. Leicester, for acting also as solicitor thereof. Warrants Early XIX. p. 294 ; Warrants Not Relating to Money III. p. 315.
Mar. 20 and April 3 Treasurer Clifford's subscription of a docquet, dated 1672-3, Mar., of a grant to Richard, Lord Le Power of all the manors, lands and hereditaments in the county of Waterford and Cork and elsewhere in Ireland, late of John Fitzgarrald (Fitzgerald), Esq., Sir John Fitz Garrald, Sir James Fitzgarrald and Sir Maurice Fitzgarrald, which are any ways come to His Majesty : to be held in free and common soccage, as of the Castle of Dublin, under the ancient rents and services : with power to keep several courts of record in some of the said manors for trial of actions or sums not exceeding 15l. and liberty of free warren in 1,000 acres and other liberties and privileges specified in former grants of the premises : and notwithstanding His Majesty's commission to the Duke of Buckingham and others, Commissioners concerning the affairs in Ireland. British Museum Additional MS. 28,074, pp. 152, 183.
Mar. 20 Treasurer Clifford's entry of his discharge of John Armorett, minister of Burton parish, co. Westmorland, George Lapidge and John Webster, who were accused by Robert Whittacre, formerly servant to said Armorett, of counterfeiting and clipping the coin and other treasonable practises ; said Whittacre having fled and there being no evidence against said persons. Warrants Not Relating to Money III. p. 316.
Treasurer Clifford's approval of Henry Hill, John Peirce and Edmd. Loyd as sub-commissioners of Excise for co. Salop, as desired [by the Farmers of Excise of said county]. Ibid, p. 324.
An establishment for payment of the [Navy] Victuallers agreed [upon] this day.
(1) The Lord Treasurer shall forthwith give the Victuallers bills of exchange on the Collector of Bristol port for 3,000l.
(2) He is forthwith to procure bills of exchange for the Victuallers at Paris for 17,000l. at usance or double usance at 54d. per crown ; and 20,000l. in Custom House bonds over and above the discount [to merchants on such bonds], as was formerly done.
(3) He is to cause tallies to be struck for said Victuallers on the first quarter of the land tax now to be given [by Parliament], payable in May next, for 80,000l.
(4) And likewise tallies on the second quarter of said tax for 80,000l.
The Victuallers are to have the first 10,000l. on each quarter [of said land tax] and after that the Lord Treasurer may order what other payments he pleaseth to intermingle with the succeeding payments of the Victuallers while [so long as] there remains 20,000l. unpaid on each quarter. Further the Victuallers are not to be left to receive any part of either of the said [two] 80,000l. on the last 20,000l. of either quarter.
Item :It is agreed that if any of these payments, either on bills, bonds or tallies, fail to be paid as above then the deficit shall be supplied by ready money to be paid to said Victuallers by the Lord Treasurer.
Further it is agreed that what charge the Victuallers shall be at in procuring moneys by way of advance on the, or any of the, said tallies shall be allowed to them provided it exceed not what has been allowed to their predecessors.
Further that the remainder of what shall be coming to the Victuallers upon the declaration for 30,000 men for 8 months and 20,000l. for petty warrants and 467l. per mensem for ordinary, amounting [altogether] to 22,604l., shall be assigned to them by the Lord Treasurer on the fourth quarter of said land tax after the first 30,000l. paid in of either quarter on which it is assigned.
The Victuallers promise and engage, upon the performance of the payments aforesaid, to accomplish the victualling of the Navy according to the declaration of 30,000 men for 8 months and the petty warrants and all other incident charges that may accrue except extra water cask and freight of victualling ships which are to be paid for by the Navy board. Finally it is agreed that this establishment shall not debar the Victuallers from any just demand of interest for non-payment of money or for any other lawful cause.
Ibid, pp. 330-1.
[?Mar. 20] Treasurer Clifford to [the Customs Commissioners or the Keeper of the bonds in the Custom House] to deliver to the Victualler of the Navy so many Custom House bonds as are now in being and the remainder as they shall come in, up to 20,000l. in all, besides the discount which is to be reckoned from this day for the bonds in being and for the rest from the time they shall be entered into. You shall have tallies for the bonds from time to time as you deliver them. Warrants Not Relating to Money III. p. 332.
Mar. 21 Treasury warrant to the Receipt for tallies to be levied on the Country Excise for 2,000l. and 1,150l. representing the unsatisfied remains respectively of two orders, viz. one for 10,000l. to Lord Arlington for secret service, the other for 10,000l. to Sir Stephen Fox for secret service. Money Book (Excise), p. 33.
Money warrant for 53l. 6s. 8d. to Henry Marquess of Dorchester for two years' creation money in part of 146l. 3s. 4d. arrears thereon for 5 years to Sept. 29 last. Warrants Early XIX. p. 297.
Same, dormant, for the yearly fee or salary of 200 marks per an to Sir Thomas Chichely, Kt., as Master of the Ordnance and also the allowance of 6d. a day for a clerk, 6d. a day for a servant and 16d. a day for two men to wait on him : amounting in all to 175l. 18s. 4d. per an. . to date from 1671, March 25. Ibid, pp. 298-9.
Treasurer Clifford's warrant to Auditor Sir Joseph Seymour to allow in account 32l. to Margaret Williamson, widow and executrix of George Williamson, deceased, Receiver of the Subsidy for Westmorland and Cumberland, as an allowance for his acting as also Solictor thereof. Ibid, p. 299.
Money warrant for 24l. 8s. 0d. to the churchwardens of St. Michael's, Cornhill, for two years on the perpetuity of 12l. 4s. 0d. per an. for the poor of said parish : as in part of 61l. for five years arrears thereon to Xmas last. Ibid, p. 300.
Same, dormant, for the allowance of 80l. per an. to John, Earl of Bath for his salary as Under-Housekeeper of St. James's ; he having been paid said allowance up to 1665, June 24, and His Majesty having by letters patent of 1670, Sept. 19 (granted on the surrender of former letters patent under which said salary was paid) directed the continuance of said allowance as formerly, with the arrears thereon from said surrender. Ibid.
Same for the creation money of 20l. per an. to John, Earl of Bath as granted by letters patent of 1661, April 20 : on which letters patent said Earl has not yet been paid any money. Ibid, p. 301.
Money warrant (in pursuance of the order in Council of Feb. 14 last) for 33l. 15s. 6d. to Robert Gyde, a Sergeant-at-Arms for fees for keeping Lord Napier in his custody by virtue of His Majesty's writ, said Lord having been set at liberty by the Earl Marshal without paying fees. Ibid
Treasurer Clifford's warrant to Auditor Aldworth to allow 140l. in account to Sir Christopher Musgrave, Kt., for his extraordinary great charges as Receiver General and Solicitor of the late Subsidy in co. Yorks, in conveying money from remote places to places fit for returns, and in making said returns, etc. : his case differing from that of most of the other Receivers to whom returns of moneys have not only been easy but advantageous. Warrants Early XIX. p. 302.
Money warrant for 500l. to Sir John Finch without account as Ambassador at the Ottoman Court, being for the support of the charge he will be at during his stay at Genoa, where His Majesty has appointed and directed him to make some stay to represent some matters to that state, wherewith he goes particularly instructed from His Majesty. (Treasurer Clifford's subscription dated Mar. 10 of docquet herefor.) Ibid, p. 303 ; British Museum Additional MS. 28,074, p. 146.
Warrant by Treasurer Clifford for the execution of a money warrant of 1672. Nov. 2, for 126l. 13s. 4d. to John Jones, Her Majesty's apothecary. Warrants Early XIX. p. 193.
Treasurer Clifford's subscription of a docquet, dated 1672-3, Mar., of a grant to Sir Peter Killegrew and John Tregagle of the office of Receiver General of His Majesty's revenue of the Duchy of Cornwall, on the surrender by Robert Naper and John Corance of the grant of 10 Sept., 14 Car. I. of said office to them. British Museum Additional MS. 28,074, p. 152.
Treasurer Clifford's warrant to Mr. Mountney [and the Customs Commissioners] to deliver some things of small value sent from France by the Countess of Sunderland to several persons of quality of the Court, a gown, gloves, essence and a small travaitine [? travelling] writing cabinet. Warrants Not Relating to Money III. p. 316.
Same to Auditor Sir Joseph Seymour to allow 62l. in account to Francis Hollingshead. Receiver General of the late Subsidy in co. Stafford, for acting also as Solicitor thereof. Ibid, p. 317.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to permit David Vauschel, merchant, to bring up a ship of his to London port, laden with wines and stummes, and cast on shore at Eastbourne in Sussex, he first giving security for the Customs and not to carry them to any other port. Ibid, p. 319.
Same to the Clerk of the Pipe for a lease to John Windebank, Dr. of Physic of the scite of the castle of Guildford, with the paling, ditch and ancient stone wall containing by estimate five acres and three roods : at the ancient rent of 26s. 8d. : the lessee to covenant to keep up the premises in all manner of necessary reparations, and to make up and deliver to the Clerk of the Pipe a perfect particular of all the houses, outhouses, yards, grounds, mounds, fences and boundaries within three years, and the like every seven years, to remain of record for His Majesty's service. The arrears of the mesne profits of the premises since 27 April, 1671 (at which time the last lease expired) are to be granted to said lessee, he covenanting to compel by law the late tenants or occupiers of the premises to make good all the ruins and dilapidations which have happened during the time of the last lease, or have been made by any of them to the damage of the Crown.
Prefixing :Auditor's particular and Surveyor General's ratal of the premises.
Ibid, pp. 321-2.
Treasurer Clifford's warrant to the Clerk of the Pipe for a lease to Samuell Mottershed of the Common Oven of Macclesfield, the house adjoining thereto and the custom and profit pertaining thereto, viz. for 31 years from Sept. 29 last on surrender of a lease now in being (there being at September last 20 years to come in the last lease of the premises made to William Farringdon) and at the ancient yearly rent of 8s. and at a fine of 24l. 13s. 4d. for renewing said lease and for taking off the increased rent of 40s. per an.
Prefixing :Particular of the premises by deputy Auditor Thomas Raban ; and ratal by the Surveyor General of Crown Lands.
Warrants Not Relating to Money III. pp. 323-4
[?] Entry of demise to Nicholas Kemp of a tenement called Edon, alias Odon, in the manor of Trelagan, co. Cornwall, parcel of the Duchy of Cornwall : to hold for 99 years or for the lives of said Nicholas and his son John. Ibid, p. 323, 331.
Mar. 21 Treasurer Clifford's warrant to Sir C. Harbord, Surveyor General of Crown Lands, for a particular and ratal of certain salt marshes or sandy ground in or near Holy Island, in the bishopric of Durham, containing about 1,500 acres, with a view to a fresh lease on surrender thereof to Thomas Paulden, same having been granted to him 1661, Oct. 13, for 31 years, at 3s. rent per an., and a fourth part of the land which should be embanked and recovered from the sea : which said fourth part of such land was afterwards, 1662-3, Mar. 24, granted to Martin Luter, gent., in trust for said Paulden, at 10l. per an. rent, the land being discovered and found by inquisition at the charge and prosecution of petitioner : the embanking of said land having further been no prejudice or hindrance to the fishery of those parts. Ibid, p. 328.
Mar. 22 Same to the Customs Commissioners to make allowance to George Tarians and William Bellamy, merchants of the custom of 10 tuns of wine for salvage as part of a wrecked cargo of wines and brandy shipped to them from Bordeaux. Money Book (Customs) p. 94.
Money warrant for 4,400l. to Charles Lord Buckhurst, as royal bounty, to be paid by tallies to be levied on such moneys as will be due on contracts made by said Lord Buckhurst for the purchase of the fee farms of 550l. per an. of the manors of Bradbury and Hilton in the bishopric of Durham, now part of Her Majesty's jointure. Warrants Early XIX. p. 304.
Treasurer Clifford's warrant, dormant, to the Excise Commissioners to make punctual payment from time to time of the sums in the schedule below (on the production of tallies quarterly), same being by the letters patent to be paid out of the Excise : same to be paid "before any other payments and tallies of anticipation whatsoever in the same manner and with the like exactness as the charge of management of the Excise Office is quarterly paid." Money Book (Excise) p. 34.
To the Duke of York 24,000l. per an.
" the Duke of York's children 3,000l. " "
" the Duke of Monmouth 6,000l. "
" Sir Stephen Fox for Secret Service 2,000l. "
" Lady Trevor 500l. "
" Col. Somersett Fox 300l. "
" Sir Samuel Moreland 200l. "
36,000l. per an.
Treasurer Clifford's warrant, dormant, to the Farmers of the London Excise to similarly pay the following sums from time to time before any other payments or tallies of anticipation, viz. : Money Book (Excise), pp. 34-5.
s. d.
To the Queen 10,972 19 3 per an.
" Sir Orlando Bridgeman 2,000 0 0 "
" Lord Crofts 1,000 0 0 "
" Sir William Killegrew 500 0 0 "
" Col. Thomas Howard and Lady Howard 500 0 0 "
" the Earl of Dover 600 0 0 "
15,572 19 3
[?] Allowance by Treasurer Clifford of the various sums as follow, being interest items due to the various Farmers of the Excise of the counties specified on their advance payments of their rent before the times limited by their covenants (as by the Treasury order of 1671-2, Jan. 23), all for the quarter ended 1672, Dec. 25, viz. : the Farmers of Excise of Beds, 6s. 8d. ; Berks, 5s. 4d. ; Bristol, 2l. 12s. 10d. ; Cambridge, 18l. 19s. 10d. ; Cheshire, 1l. 18s. 9d. ; Derby, 1s. 3d. ; Devon, 7s. 8d. ; Essex, Kent, &c., 6l 6s. 8d. : Hereford, 1s. 4d. ; Herts, 3l. 2s. 3d. ; Huntingdon, 4s. 3d. ; Leicester, 10s. 9d. ; co. Lincoln, 7d. ; Oxford, 12s. 5d. ; Shropshire, 6s. 1d. ; Somerset, 2l. 3s. 10d. ; Warwick, 9s. 7d. ; Worcester. 1s. 7d. ; Yorks and Sussex, 4l. 13s. 5d. ; North Wales, 2s. 7d. (Total 43l. 8s. 2d.). Ibid, p. 35.
Mar. 22 Treasurer Clifford's warrant to Richard Westcombe and Clement Westcombe, his son, to appoint a deputy in their office as Comptroller of Customs in Cardiff port, said Richard having at present under his management other affairs relating to His Majesty's service whereby he cannot attend said office, and his said son being in remote parts beyond the seas. Warrants Not Relating to Money III. p. 319.
[?] Same to the Customs Commissioners to employ John Toosans as a watchman, London port, loco Edward Creech, displaced. Ibid, p. 320.
Same to the Trustees of the late Queen Mother's jointure and to the administrators of said late Queen's goods and chattels, to remit and discharge Dame Martha Wingfield of the fine of 320l. ut supra, p. 81. Ibid.
Report to the King from Treasurer Clifford on the petition of Lord Wootton. The Surveyor General of Crown Lands reports thereon that of one moiety of the lands in St. John's Woods mentioned in the petition there are yet 82 years to come of the grants made by your Majesty to the Earl of Arlington, and 127 years on the other moiety. The reserve rent of the whole is 27l. 0s. 8d. If your Majesty grant the inheritance of the premises to petitioner in fee simple without any rent it may reasonably be rated at 1,300l., which your Majesty may if you please apply to the satisfaction of part of such orders as are due to petitioner out of the Exchequer.
Appending :(a) said petition from Charles Henry Lord Wootton to the King. The Earl of Arlington has a grant of lands called Great St. John's Wood, co. Midd, being part of the possessions of the late dissolved Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem, containing 400 acres, for 60 years from the expiry of several other terms unexpired. By indenture of 1666, Dec. 6, said Earl sold his rights herein to Katherine Countess of Chesterfield for 7,050l. Said Countess devised same to petitioner, her son. Further there are various sums due to petitioner out of the Exchequer. Prays a grant of the fee simple and inheritance of all the said lands and that [the fine for] same may be defaulted out of said sums so due.
(b) Report by Sir C. Harbord, Surveyor General of Crown Lands, to Treasurer Clifford on said petition. Said wood contains in the whole about 500 acres, lying near Maribone and Kilburn. Two eight parts thereof being out of lease and containing about 126 acres were granted, 1663, Aug. 14, to Sir William Clarke for 31 years, and since [then] same were granted to the Earl of Arlington for 60 years. A [further]fourth part of said wood containing the like quantity of 126 acres and a certain hedgerow called Chalcot Lane containing 2 acres were also granted to said Earl for 31 years and for 60 years in reversion at 27l. 14s. 6d. for the fourth part and 2s. 8d. for the hedgerow. The remaining moiety (excepting a part thereof enclosed in Marybone Park) has also been granted to said Earl for 60 years from the end of a term of 40 years granted by Queen Elizabeth to William Wade at the rent of 12l. 9s. 0d., of which 40 years seven are yet to come. Further the King has granted said Earl a further term of 60 years in said moiety and a further grant dated 1666, Nov. 20, of power to stock up all the woods and trees thereon, and to convert the soil thereof to meadow, pasture and arable land. Said lands are now let at 377l. above the old rent of 27l. 0s. 8d. and are no more worth at present, but they are conceivably capable of improvement by the benefit of soil lying so near this town. When the said park of Maribone was stored with deer the late King took great pleasure in hunting frequently therein and in the woods then growing upon the premises, and therefore in the first grant [to said Earl of Arlington] a clause was inserted for His Majesty to resume same and to replenish it with deer. But now the woods and trees being destroyed and the lands converted to husbandry there is little use to be made of that clause.
Ibid, pp. 325-7.
Mar. 24 Treasurer Clifford's warrant to the Customs Commissioners to see opened at Cleveland House 13 ballots or packs arrived from France, now in the Thames in one of the King's yachts, nine of them directed to Henry Brounker, one or two to the Duchess of Cleveland and the rest to Sir Thomas Bond, and containing a bed and gilt bedsted, damask for hangings, tables, stands, gilt andirons, &c. Warrants Not Relating to Money III. p. 321. 1673.
1673. Mar. 25 Money warrant for 550l. to Philip Packer, Paymaster of the Works, in part of 20,000l. for the Extraordinaries of the Works, as by the privy seal of 1671, June 27 : to be for imprest for the charges of altering and repairing the lodgings of the Rt. Hon. the Lord Newport, Treasurer of the Household : to be paid by levying a tally on the Receiver of Hearthmoney for co. Salep. Warrants Early XIX. p. 305.
Same for 4,754l. 0s. 1d. to Edward Backwell, for the use of the Duke of Buckingham and the Earl of Arlington in full of an account of the expenses of their late extraordinary embassy to the most Christian King. Ibid, p. 312.
Sir Ro. Howard to Mr. Mountney, Cashier of the Customs to immediately give to the Victuallers of the Navy bills of exchange for 3,000l. on the Collector of Bristol port. Out Letters General III. p. 267.
Mar. 26 Treasurer Clifford's subscription of a docquet, dated 1672-3, Mar, of a grant of a pension of 50l. per an. to Capt. James Read during life. British Museum Additional MS. 28,074, p. 182.
Sir Robert Howard to Mr. Mounteney, Cashier of the Customs, to draw bills for the 1,100l. at Bristol for the Victuallers of the Navy and to deliver same to said Victuallers as soon as tallies can be struck for your discharge which I presume will be to-morrow. You must likewise lay by 1,900l. to make the 1,100l. into 3,000l., which the Lord Treasurer is engaged to pay immediately to the Victuallers. Therefore you must be punctual and agree with him on what you must have tallies. Out Letters General III. p. 266.
Money warrant for 182l. 10s. 0d. to Sir Philip Musgrave for one year on his fee as Governor of Carlisle Castle. Warrants Early XIX. p. 306.
Mar. 27 Treasurer Clifford's warrant to the Customs Commissioners to deliver to Robert Townsen, Richard Foote and Godfrey Richards four pictures by them sent for out of Flanders for their own private use and not for sale and also four painted screens. Warrants Not Relating to Money III p. 329.
Same to same to deliver two packs containing eight painted screens and one small Kaishe [caisse] containing twelve "fired wiggerd" screens come from Flanders and which are for the proper use of the Duchess of Cleveland. Ibid.
Same to same. The Sub-Commissioners for Prizes in London port have made sale of about 30 pipes of Vego wines and 9 pipes of Canary wines, both of them so defective that they did not yield even the duty thereon. You are to accept such realised price in place of the full duty. Ibid.
Mar. 28 Same to the Receipt to issue 3,000l. for the victualling on such orders as remain unsatisfied for moneys payable to the Treasurer of the Navy : to be by tallies levied on the Cashier of the Customs. Money Book (Customs), p. 95.
Royal warrant to Treasurer Clifford for a grant to Francis Smethwick of the next vacant office of one of the five undersearchers of London port : he having yet had no benefit of the royal grant, dated 1669, April 6, of the next vacant place of a King's waiter in London port. King's Warrant Book III. p. 255.
Same to same for 16l. to Thomas Morgan, vicar of Turville, co. Bucks, as royal bounty to enable him to pay the Tenths charged on his vicarage for several years which he is no way able to pay, his vicarage being under 20l. per an. value. (Money warrant dated Mar. 29.) Ibid, p. 259 ; Warrants Early XIX. p. 313.
Mar. 29 Sir Robert Howard to Mr. Mountney, Cashier of the Customs, to prepare a list of bonds now in the Custom House and of such as shall come in : in view of the arrangement for paying the Victuallers 20,000l. on such bonds. Out Letters General III. p. 267.
Mar. 31 Treasurer Clifford's warrant to the Cashier of the Customs to pay 80l. to the Duke of Monmouth for two years' creation money. Money Book (Customs), p. 95.
Treasurer Clifford to Lord Willoughby. By your instructions you are to be allowed 800l. per an. out of the Four-and-a-Half per cent. duty in Barbados until some further revenue be settled for support of the Governor and government of Barbados. The Farmers of said duty complain that you demand of them sugars in specie in Barbados for said 800l., which they allege will be great prejudice to them in respect of the value, in regard they cannot have any legal discharge for such payment in any way save by a tally levied at the Exchequer, they being to pay their rent there only ; and therefore they pray that you may receive said 800l. per an. in London only, which they promise to pay punctually. I conceive they cannot safely pay elsewhere in sugars anything in lieu of their farm rent, which is payable only in the Exchequer. Please forbear to demand such sugars. Warrants Early XIX. p. 309.
Treasurer Clifford to the Customs Commissioners to raise the salary of William Kirkby, one of the Riding Surveyors of the Customs, from 80l. per an. to 150l. per an., as from Xmas last. Warrants Not Relating to Money III. p. 341.
Privy seal for 100l. a week each to Sir Lionell Jenkins and Sir Joseph Williamson for their ordinary as Ambassadors Extraordinary (together with the Earl of Sunderland) to the King of France, and 2,000l. each to said three for equipage. (Treasurer Clifford's subscription, dated April 1, of docquet hereof.) King's Warrant Book III. pp. 249-50 ; British Museum Additional MS. 28,074, p. 183.