Visct. Yarmouth's creation money to be paid. Done. [meaning :
letter written to the Customs Cashier to pay it.]
[Treasury Minute Book V. p. 91.]
Mr. Mounteney to bring 300l. into the Exchequer for Sir
Gabriel Sylvius. Done. [meaning : letter written to the Customs
Sir Francis Wyndham to strike tallies for 300l. on the Excise ;
for half a year to Xmas last on his pension.
Mr. Ellesdon to have another 50l. for half a year of his
pension due at Xmas last.
The Navy Board to be writ to to attend at the Treasury to
be in readiness with the Lord Treasurer's demands ; and then
my Lord will take care of putting them in a way of paying their
bills of exchange.
Auditor Aldworth to attend with Sir Stephen Fox and the
Cofferer of the Household on Wednesday next [the 12th inst.]
about their interest accompts. My Lord will by that time
have considered of the Excise matters how to provide for the
growing payment of the Forces in order to satisfy Sir Stephen Fox
for the payment thereof.
Present : Lord Treasurer, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, Earl of
The late [last, new or present] Farmers [of the Revenue] of
Ireland are called in and are asked by the Lord Lieutenant why
they have not made payment of the 15,000l. in Ireland which
has been already paid them here, and how they will pay the
other 15,000l. if it should be paid them here. They answer they
expect an account by the next post : that their Commissioners
have paid the 15,000l. already in Ireland and offer to pay the
other [15,000l.] if paid to them here. The Lord Lieutenant
asks them what more they are ready to pay. They say there
is little or nothing due from them until Lady day next at which
time their days of grace will be expired. Visct. Ranelagh accounts
them [as] in the King's debt [as follows] :
for Mich. rent
for the Customs
for Xmas rent
and the king [as] in their debt [as follows] :
for the remainder of their advance money
for so much lent to the King
for defaclations for the war
for so much by them paid in the North
So then the Farmers will owe 14,101l. 2s. 4d. to the King.
Memorandum. If any money be paid into the Exchequer Ireland
by the ter[ritorial] tenants it is to be allowed to said Farmers
as part of the said 14,101l. 2s. 4d. The Farmers say they have
till Lady day to pay the balance [of their rent]. They then
withdraw by order. They are called in again. The Lord
Treasurer tells them that if they assure the payment of the
30,000l. by bills of exchange on their Commissioners [in Ireland]
at a reasonable time they shall have it put into their hands here
and what is already paid by their Commissioners to be accounted
part thereof. Sir William Bucknall says they cannot draw
bills at a short time, not knowing whether they will be complied
with or no but they will pay it there [in Ireland] as soon as they
can. Alderman Foorth deserves time until to-morrow afternoon
to propose exchange without charge at twenty days sight. Sir
William Bucknall moves that an account may be stated before
the Barons [of the Exchequer] in Ireland of what is due to the
King from the Farmers. To this the Lord Treasurer agreed
and desired the Lord Lieutenant to write to the Lords Justices
Write to Mr. Mounteney to stop [payment of] Mr. Slater's
quarter due at Xmas till further order and that he pay the
quarter [salary bill of the Customs) in three weeks.
[Treasury Minute Book V. pp. 91-3.]
[Day Book p. 100.]
At the instance of Mr. George Montague stop of process is
ordered against Mr. Adderley till the latter end of Easter term.
Sir William Bowles to have 1,000l. upon the Hearthmoney
due in Sept. next. Done. [meaning : letter written to the
Auditor of the Receipt.]
Mr. Lock's petition to be considered.
Petitions read :
The Dean of S. Paul's [ordered thereupon] to call upon Sir
Ph Lloyd for a privy seal about the fee farm rents to show to
the Chancellor of the Exchequer and to contrive a way for the
Samuel's [petition] : a converted Jew. [ordered] : to be recommended
to the Master of the Rolls.
Mr. Bond's [petition]. Granted.
Sir Jo. Pettus's answer to the Lord Treasurer's command of
an account what he conceives a reasonable compensation &c.
[which he states at] 3,000l. The Secretary [to the Lord Treasurer]
is to wait on the Earl of Suffolk in this matter.
The city of London's [petition]. [Ordered] : the particular
allowances of each quarter of the tax are to be known [ascertained].
Mr. Challoner's [petition]. [Ordered] : the value of the mills
to be known, his tenure in them and what they will cost to
[The petition from] the inhabitants of Newland in the
forest of Dean. Referred to Sir Charles Harbord for his opinion.
[Same from] Gully et al on a reference from the Privy Council.
Referred to the Customs Commissioners.
[Same from] the Dean and Chapter of Windsor for 48l. 7s. 9d.
due to the Queen Mother. The Lord Treasurer thinks it
reasonable to be allowed.
[Same from] the six Under-Marshals. [Ordered] : enquiry to
be made what the custom has been heretofore.
[Same from] Sir H. Vane's daughters. [Ordered] : Sir Charles
Harbord to give an account of the yearly value and how he
computes it. In the margin. Delivered to Mr. Progers 12 Jan.
[Same from] Mr. Bushell et al about a debt upon the 4 per
cent. [duty in Barbados &c.]. To be considered when the
Farmers there [of are present].
[Same from] Sir Walter Bagot. A memorandum made upon.
the papers for the king, to know his Majesty's pleasure hereupon.
[Same from] the brewers on reference from the Privy Council.
Appointed to be heard on Wednesday week the 19th inst. The
Lord Chief Baron or one of the Barons and the Attorney
General to attend then.
[Same from] Dr. Hycks. [Ordered] : to remain among the
[Same from] the city of London about the New Plantation of
Londonderry. The Lord Treasurer agrees with the Lord
Lieutenant's report of having it fixed upon such part of the
revenue as is yet uncharged.
[Same from] Mr. Bransby. Nothing can be done.
[Same from] Sir Jo. Bunce. [Ordered] : Sir Bernard Gascon's
accompt to be sent for and what he owes [is] to be for Bunce's
use, for payment of his tallies.
[Same from] Knollys. [Ordered] : if he can find anything that
may compensate, the Lord Treasurer will be ready to assist him.
[Same concerning] the Earl of Bristol's case. [Ordered] : to
be shewed to the Lord Treasurer some other time.
[Same from] Lord Crofts. [Ordered] : to be among the Lord
Treasurer's minutes when he goes to the King.
[Same from] Hannington for 20l. [as] underkeeper at Windsor.
Granted. A privy seal to be drawn.
[Same from] the officers at Ludlow. [Ordered] : to be referred
back to the auditor to give the Lord Treasurer satisfaction of
the ground of Sir Robert Long's certificate.
[Same from] Mr. Hinton. Nothing can be said to it.
[Same from the] Commissioners of S. Paul's. The Secretary
[to the Lord Treasurer is] to speak with the officers of the Works.
[Same from] Mr. Bernard. [Ordered] : to know what will
[Same from] Mr. Dorney and Seagar and the rest. [Ordered] :
to have allowance for their attendance at Windsor proportionable
to what has been done in like cases.
[Same from] Mr. Jones. [Ordered] : to have a half year.
[Same from] David Moore. [Ordered] : to pay the fine set
by Sir C. Harbord.
[Same from] the Countess of Brentford, the Earl of Strafford
et al. [Ordered] : to be put in the King's minutes. [So also]
[Same from the] auditors' clerks. Allowed.
[Same from] Jo. Hyggs.
[Same from] Franklin. [Ordered] : to be restored to a
[Same from] the Duke of Newcastle for creation money.
[Same from] Mr. Vernon. The Lord Treasurer to be put in
mind of it.
[Same from] Pygott. [Ordered] : Mr. Guy to come and speak
with the Lord Treasurer upon it.
[Same from] An[ne] Piquays. [Ordered] : to move the King in
[Same from] Lord Brereton and the Earl of Ranelagh.
[Ordered] : to attend on Friday next at the Treasury Chambers
with Mr. Trant.
[Same from] Abernethy. [Ordered : there are] so many engagements
[promises of appointments] in this port [of London]
that nothing can be done here : he to find out something in some
Same from Mr. Hargrave.
Same from Mr. Hodgson. [Ordered] : Mr. Robert Birtie to
consider which way he may have good done him.
[Same from] Mr. Oudart. Referred to Sir C. Harbord.
[Same from] Mr. Lancashire. The King's pleasure is to be
known [as to it]. Secretary Bertie is to attend the Chancellor
of the Exchequer to know his opinion what he thinks advisable
in the case of the Receivers.
Same from Mr. Edw. Watts. Granted if his brother clear
his accompts and he give good security.
[Same from] the clerks of the Checque. [Ordered] : the
Treasurer of the Chamber to pay them.
[Same from] Mr. Veel. [Ordered] : nothing can be done ;
tallies being [already] struck upon him.
[Same from] the Earl of Carbery. The petition and papers
referred to the Attorney General.
[Same from] Mr. Slater. [Ordered] : to attend and have a
hearing of his business.
[Same from] Sympson, groom of the Privy buckhounds.
[Ordered] : to apply to Mr. Griffin.
[Same from] John Greene. [Ordered] : to have half [altered
to] one year.
[Same from] Andrew Laurence. [Ordered] : to have half a
year of his fee.
[Same from] Mris. Stepney. [Ordered] : to be put into the
minutes [for the King]. Madam Civett's also.
[Ordered] the [members of the King's] music to have an
assignment for a quarter due upon their last warrants.
Memorandum. To enquire how far Sir Ph. Lloyd has paid
the Queen Mother's arrears. The compositions desired upon
some part of them [said arrears] are to be put into the King's
minutes. The salaries of the officers [engaged herein] and the
whole matter are to be considered and to know what they brought
in last year.
Petition read from Mr. St. George, Richmond Herald. The
Lord Treasurer to know how others have been paid.
[Petition read from] Goby.
[Same from] the officers of Whitehall Volary.
Same from John Winn (Wynn).
[Treasury Minute Book V. pp. 93-7.]
[Day Book p. 100.]
Present : Lord Treasurer, Chancellor of the Exchequer.
The Chancellor of the Exchequer is desired to look out some
old arrear amounting to about 1,100l. for the poor labourers [of
the Works at Scotland Yard] they having already received
400l of the 1,500l. directed 8 Oct. last.
A warrant to be drawn for 1,000l. for the service of Audley End.
Sir Stephen Fox, the Cofferer of the Household, Auditor
Aldworth, Mr. Kent, and Mr. Aldworth junr. are called in about
said Fox's and Cofferer's and Kent's interest accounts. Sir
Stephen Fox's commences from 1671-2 Jan. 1 for 3 years and
amounts to 24,661 15s. 11d. ; the Cofferer's from 1672 for years
and amounts to 6,975l. 18s. 6d. ; and Mr. Kent's from 1674
Nov. 16 to 1675 July 1, and amounts to 3,825l. 11s. 3d. The Lord
Treasurer desires the Chancellor of the Exchequer to peruse
the said interest accompts and to state any objection he has to
Sir William Killigrew to have a quarter on his pension.
Done. [Meaning simply : warrant drawn or letter written to
the Receipt accordingly].
Sir Gabriel Sylvius to have his order for 200l. dated 1673-4
Feb. 12, satisfied out of the Hearthmoney farm rent due Mar.
The Lord Treasurer directs the payment of Mr. Bulstrode's
order for 227l. 10s. 0d. for a quarter's advance on his ordinary
as Resident. Done. [meaning : as above.]
Mris. Skelton to be paid 60l. being one year's interest of 1,000l.
lent to his Majesty. Done.
The [four King's] Lancashire preachers [are ordered] to have 100l.
upon their privy seal for 200l. per an. Done.
A quarter directed for the Poor Knights and officers of the
Garter : "which is 200l. due at Xmas last." Done.
[Treasury Minute Book V. pp. 97-8.]
Mr. Hyggs, Mr. Dunkly, Bevis Lloyd and Sir Humphry Hooke,
Mr. Fillingham, Sir Richard Mason, and the rest of the Agents
[for Taxes] with Auditor Philips or his deputy are to attend
at the Treasury Chambers this day.
Mr. Trant to attend about Lord Brereton's and the Earl of
Ranelagh's petition and with his proposal concerning the Four
and a half per cent. duty.
[Day Book p. 101.]
Present : Lord Treasurer, Chancellor of the Exchequer.
Sir Gilbert Talbott to be paid 100l. Done [i.e. letter written].
Mr. Tho. Killigrew to be paid 200l. for one year for his allowance
for the Revels. Done.
Mr. Fillingham, Mr. Webb, Auditor Philips and Mr. Hyggs
called in. The Chancellor of the Exchequer complains of Mr.
Hyggs's accounts as Receiver of the Hearthmoney in London
and Middlesex, that he brings such defalcations as cannot be
allowed, and further says that Mr. Dunkly charges Higgs with
2,400l. of which he has wronged the King and offers to prove
it if his books be produced. Mr. Dunkly not being in town
nothing more [is at present] done in it.
Write to Sir Humphry Hooke complaining of his returning
so many men in super when he is responsible for it.
Mr. Trant and Mr. Scutt called in about the Barbados [Four
and a half per cent.] farm and complain of the Farmers [thereof]
that they receive great effects and profit and pay little or
nothing. Write the Farmers that the Lord Treasurer is dissatisfied
that they have not left their accompts with Auditor
Aldworth to be stated, before they went out of town. Mr.
Trant and Mr. Scutt present a proposal for a farm [of the Four
and a half per cent.] which was read. They offer to give 5,600l.
per an. for it. They move that the present farm may be reassumed
into the King's hands and that the Lord Treasurer
write to their [the present Farmers'] Commissioners to send
an account of what goods they send home as an expedient to
secure this year's rent. Write to Sir Jonathan Atkins to order
the [said] Commissioners to give an account to him of what
goods they have sent from hence [sic for from Barbados hither
to England] consigned to Col Strode and Company in 1663, 1664
and 1665. Sir Jonathan Atkins to transmit that account to the
Warrant ordered for a privy seal in widow Chiffinch's business.
The Lord Treasurer directs the town of Dartmouth to be
Also that Col. Whitley be paid either out of the arrear of the
Law farm or upon the growing income [thereof.]
Also that 2,000l. be paid out of the Customs upon the growing
receipt thereof after satisfaction of the weekly payments fot
the Privy Purse, Navy and the Forces : said 2,000l. to be in parr
of 3,657l. payable to Mr. Maidwell, clerk and paymaster of the
bills of impost and to be for the service of the bills of impost
for the year ending Xmas 1675 for which said Maidwell has a
Note : Mr. Sclater is to attend and have a hearing of his
business but no day yet appointed.
[Treasury Minute Book V. pp. 98-100.]
[Day. Book p. 100.]
The Lord Treasurer directs 60l. to be sent for out of the
Customs for the Dean and Chapter of Lichfield ; and 15l. for
the Vicars of Lichfield. Done. [i.e. letter written.]
He also directs 1,600l. for the Works : to be upon the Hearthmoney
farm rent due in March next : which makes 3,200l. upon
their 400l. per week payment, they having received 1,600l.
[Treasury Minute Book V. p. 100.]
Petition from Sir Samuel Morland for a lease of Faux Hall
without the clause of re-assumption. The Lord Treasurer to
move the King in it.
[Same from] Mr. Morgan against Thomas Fownes an officer
in the Custom House who owes him a considerable debt &c.
A caveat to be entered that Fownes do not sell his place without
acquainting the Lord Treasurer with it.
[Same from] Mris. Bickerton for payment as a Rocker [to the
late King's children]. She petitions in an ill time.
Same from Sir Humph. Hooke praying to be discharged of
12 per cent. for non payment of the King's money in due time.
[Same from the] King's waiters [of London port] for salary.
[Ordered] to have half a year.
[Same from] Sir Stephen Fox "about a Duckoy." [Ordered]
to be referred.
[Same from Mr.] Lapp. for a debt due from Mr. Grabu. The
Lord Treasurer to be more particularly informed.
[Same from] Major Greathead. [Ordered] : the covenants
between him and Sir Robert Viner do govern in this case.
[Same from the] Tower Armourers for 800l. due by their privy
seal. [Ordered] : to be placed upon some arrear of the Hearthmoney
in Sir Ph. Lloyd's privy seal.
[Same from] Col. Carre. [Ordered to be placed] upon the
same. The Secretary [to the Lord Treasurer] is to shew my
Lord an account of that [Lloyd's] privy seal.
[Same from] Coleman for payments [due] out of Mr. Griffin's
office for repairs at Hampton Court.
[Same from the] inhabitants of Gosport [for payment of
quarters] for sick and wounded. The Lord Treasurer to have
an account from Mr. Shale.
[Same from the] Duke of Richmond's servants. [Ordered] :
the arrears of quit rents due from Sutton Marsh to be disposed
for payment as far as they will go.
[Same from] Lady Lockhart. [Ordered] : her gentleman to
attend the Lord Treasurer some morning about the [Ambassador
[Same from] widow Grove for an arrear due to her husband as
King's waiter. [This is] no time for it [to be applied for].
[Same from the] Navy creditors. Mr. Shale to give my Lord
Treasurer an account of it.
[Same from Mr.] Shaw, dismissed from being a landwaiter
and praying to be heard. [Ordered] : to attend the next time
the Customs Commissioners come.
[Same from] Mr. Jakeman. [Ordered] : to be the next landwaiter.
[Same from] the Commissioners for Durham [? for the Eighteen
Months' Assessment]. Respited till Mr. Arden's accompts come
[Same from] Sir Ed. Spragg's executors. [Ordered] : to be
[Same from] Lord Belasyse. [Ordered] : Mr. Pepys to inform
my Lord Treasurer how the Tangier arrears stand.
Write to Sir Courtny Pole that his Majesty is informed that
[what said Pole petitions for] 'tis a very great thing and [the
King] must be further satisfied before he disposes of it.
My Lord Treasurer to speak to the Attorney General to-morrow
at the Privy Council concerning Mr. Mountney's business of the
tally for 1,029l. for which he is now sued.
Lord Duras' [warrant for] 500l. and the Duke of Buckingham's
[warrant are] to be put into the papers or minutes [intended]
for the King.
[Treasury Minute Book V. pp. 100-2.]
Mr. Mounteney to bring 500l. into the Exchequer for the use
of the Duke of Richmond, being for a quarter due to him at
Xmas. Done [i.e. letter written].
[Ibid. p. 102.]
My Lord Treasurer directs that Lady Greene be paid
582l. 19s. 7d. which she has paid to several creditors for her son
the Earl of Plymouth. To be paid out of Chimney [farm rent]
due in March next.
Mr. Eliot's 725l. due upon a late order is to be placed [charged]
upon the Chimney money [farm rent due] in March next.
[Write to] Mr. Mounteney to send in 222l. 10s. 0d. for one
year of Lord Arundel's pay as Governor of Pendennis Castle.
The Earl of Bristol's quarter to be paid. Done [i.e. letter
written to the Receipt].
The Earl of Ogle's 1,000l. that was to be paid at Xmas is to be
satisfied by tallies on the Chimney money [farm rent due] in
Tallies to be struck on the Excise for 750l. for a quarter due
to the Lord Privy Seal at Xmas last. Done [i.e. letter written
to the Receipt].
The Duchess of Richmond to have a quarter due at Michaelmas
last. Done [i.e. ut supra].
[Write to] Mr. Mounteney to bring 333l. 10s. 0d. into the
Exchequer for a quarter to the Master of the Hawks. Done.
[Treasury Minute Book V. p. 102.]
Mr. Calvert and Mr. Vincent to attend [this day] about the
The brewers business also [to be considered this day].
Sir Richard Pigot and his partners' accompts for the half year
[of the Hearthmoney ending 1666 Lady Day : the hearing of
the matter to be this day. Bevis Lloyd to be summoned.
[Day Book p. 101.]
My Lord Treasurer directs 1,000l. for Mr. Le Gouche the King's
Jeweller : [to be] upon the Chimney money [farm rent due]
in March next.
Present : Lord Treasurer ; Chancellor of the Exchequer.
On Friday, Feb. 4 [next] Sir C. Harbord, Lord Hawley, Sir John
Talbot and Sir William Hayward are to attend [at the Treasury]
about the privy seal for making up the account of the fee farms.
On the same day the Barbados [Four and a half per cent
duty] Farmers are also to attend at the Treasury Chambers.
Sir Rob. Viner, Sir Ri. Pigott et al called in about the
[King's] half year's collection of the Chimney money ending
at Lady Day 1666 immediately preceding their farm. A paper
with the state of their accompt is read. The chancellor of
the Exchequer excepts against the manner of their accompt.
Sir Ro. Viner says though their account be not according to the
method of the Exchequer yet they shew it made as much by a
medium as in the preceding half years when there was a regular
accompt thereof. They move for some expedient to pass their
accompts and to have a discharge. The highest half year's
[income from Hearthmoney] in the time of [its being received by]
the sheriffs appears to be above 70,000l. in 1662 and my Lord
Treasurer thinks it but just that the half year in dispute ought
to be made up to that proportion. Mr. Brent moves that Mr.
Pointz's tally levied upon Bevis Lloyd for 500l. may be satisfied ;
and presents Pointz's petition to that purpose. Mr. Lloyd
alleges he is bound in bond to pay all money into the Farmer's
hands and craves his allowances, which being made, the remainder
is due to the King. Upon the debit of Mr. Bevis
Lloyd's accompt there remains 838l. but afterwards he had
allowance which brought it to 562l. [Ordered] Mr. Lloyd to pay
Mr. Pointz's tally and the Farmers to deliver him up the bond
given for accompting for the half year. Mr. Lloyd to be allowed
62l. 5s. 11d. towards the extraordinary charges in collecting the
half year in Somersetshire.
The order of Council concerning the brewers is referred to the
Upon his petition process is to be stopped against Martin
Sandys till Michaelmas term next, he paying 400l. in Easter
Mr. Hyde to have 1,000l. for 10 weeks of the Robes ; [to be
charged] on the Chimney money [farm rent due] in March
next. Done [i.e. letter written to the Receipt].
[Treasury Minute Book V. pp. 103-4].
Mr. Lewen to attend my Lord Treasurer on Wednesday next
about Lady Lockhart's privy seal.
[Write to] Mr. Mounteney to bring 500l. into the Exchequer
for Xmas quarter for the horses. Done.
The quarter due at Xmas last for the Duke of York's children
is to be paid. Done. [i.e. letter written to the Receipt].
[Ibid. p. 104.]
Mr. Agard's accompts for the forest of Dean [are to be considered
this day]. Mr. Bevis Floyd to attend the same day.
[This day is appointed for] the consideration of the privy seal
of the 30,000l. paid by Sir Jo. Shaw and partners for their first
farm [of the Customs].
Auditor Aldworth and Mr. Vincent to attend my Lord
Treasurer in the afternoon of this day.
[Day Book p. 101].
A warrant to be drawn for 1,000l. per an. out of the Exchequer,
for the Earl of Northampton ; to be during pleasure. Done.
The Wardrobe to have 3,000l. upon the Chimney money [farm
rent due] in March next. Done [i.e. letter written to the
The Hearthmoney Farmers to attend my Lord Treasurer on
Tuesday morning next.
[Treasury Minute Book V. p. 104].