Entry Book: March 1676, 21-25

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Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 5, 1676-1679. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1911.

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March 1676, 21-25

Date. Nature and Substance of the Entry. Reference.
Mar. 21. Charles Bertie to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue the 150l. (which the Customs Cashier is ordered to bring into the Exchequer) to Visct. Falkland for half a year on his pension to Sept. 29 last. Money Book (General) p. 315.
Same to same to issue the 100l. (which the Customs Cashier is directed to bring into the Exchequer to Thomas Windham for half a year of his pension. Ibid, p. 317.
Same to same for tallies for 150l. for a quarter to Lady Fanshaw's executors. Ibid.
Same to same to issue the 2,300l. which the Customs Cashier is directed to bring into the Exchequer) to the Treasurer of the Navy on any late orders drawn in his name. Ibid.
Charles Bertie to the Auditor of the Receipt for tallies (and same to the Treasurers of Excise to pay said tallies) for 375l. to Viscount Ranelagh and 250l. to Lord Hatton for Xmas quarter last on their pensions. (Vacated : see infra under date Mar. 28.) Money Book (General) p. 317. Money Book (Fees and Pensions) p. 41.
Same [to same] to issue the 30l. (which the Customs Cashier is directed to bring into the Exchequer) to Robert Kelligrew for last Xmas quarter on his pension as Page of Honour. Money Book (General) p. 317.
Same to same to issue the 50l. (which the Customs Cashier is directed to bring into the Exchequer) to Mris. Katharine Bointon (Boynton) for last Michaelmas quarter on her pension. Ibid, p. 318.
Warrant from Treasurer Danby to the Customs Commissioners to deliver (on payment of Custom ad valorem) 4 pair of bodies embroidered, 3 black and 4 coloured petticoats, 6 fans and a small parcel of ribbon directed to Charles Cheny, Esq., for the use of the Countess of Sunderland. Out Letters (Customs) III. p. 97.
Mar. 22. Letter of direction on an order of 4 Jan. [last] for 100l. to Nathaniel Bradley for half a year to Lady Day, 1675, as Consul at Tripoli : same being hereby to be paid by tallies on the Hearthmoney farm rent due this present March. Money Book (General) p. 318.
Charles Bertie to the Auditor of the Receipt to pay the 705l. (which the Customs Cashier is directed to bring into the Exchequer) : as follows viz. 600l. to Mr. May for Healing medals ; 75l. to Madam Civett and 30l. to Mr. Warner, Master of the King's barges. Ibid.
Warrant from Treasurer Danby to the Receipt to pay (by tallies on the Excise the one moiety payable 1676, June 24, the other 1677, June 24) 170l. to Sir John Lethulier, representing 6 per cent. interest from 1672-3, Jan. 1, to 1675-6, Jan 1, on 1,500l. assigned by the late John Colvile, banker, 1671, Dec. 1, to said John (now Sir John) Lethulier as in part of an order, No. 41, registered on the fee farms for 5,000l. to John Ashburnham, Cofferer of the Household : which said order for 5,000l. said Ashburnham assigned to said Colvile : Dorothea Colvile, the relict of said John Colvile having paid the interest on said assignment to Lethulier up to the date 1672-3, Jan. 1 : to which time the Cofferer of the Household has likewise certified that he has paid interest to said Mris. Colvile for same. Ibid.
Charles Bertie to the Customs Cashier to pay 166l. 13s. 4d. to the Earl of Nottingham "for a quarter of his 1,000 marks pension, for which he will deliver you a tally." Ibid, p. 320.
Warrant from Treasurer Danby to the Receipt for tallies of pro or assignment on the Excise for 2,250l. grown due at Xmas last upon the pensions of 3,000l. each to Charles, Earl of Southampton (now Duke of Southampton) Henry, Earl of Euston (now Duke of Grafton) and George, Earl of Northumberland (to be received during their minority by Visct. Grandison and Edward Villiers being near of kin to the said minors on their mother's side) : all as by the patent of grant thereof of 1674, Oct. 22 : and so also for the future quarterly payments of the said pensions as they shall grow due. Ibid, pp. 323-4.
Entry of an order of the King in Council of this day's date concerning passes or sea briefs as follows. The Lords Commissioners for Trade did this day report to the Privy Council that (in pursuance of an order [of Council] of the 10th inst. upon complaint of the Eastland merchants and those who trade into Hamburg) they have perused the treaties between the King and the Crown of Sweden and Denmark and according to the methods prescribed by the said treaties they have made the best provision they could think of for ships that are outward bound, proposing that they take their passes in the method and by the rules following : all which rules being to-day read and considered in the Privy Council are [this day] approved by his Majesty and accordingly ordered to be observed and put in execution. (See supra p. 154 and infra p. 183.)
Rules for the granting of passes in pursuance of the treaty with Sweden.
(1) No pass to be granted in pursuance of this treaty in London port but by the Customs Commissioners, nor in any of the outports but by the chief magistrates of such places as are authorised to grant passes by virtue of the treaties with Spain and the United Netherlands and with consent of the chief officers of the Customs in such place and under the like regulation as to the place where she is to receive her pass as in the rules for granting of passes pursuant to the treaties with Spain and the United Provinces.
(2) Nor until it shall appear to the person granting same that such ship has had a pass in some port of England in pursuance of the treaties with Spain or the United Provinces.
(3) Nor until affirmation made before the person from whom such pass is demanded concerning the propriety [ownership] of such ship.
(4) Nor without expressing therein the lading of such ship.
(5) Nor until the Master of the ship enter bond in form &c. detailed for the return and re-delivery of such pass within one year save in case of capture or loss.
(6) Form of the pass [wanting] in pursuance of this treaty.
(7) A register to be kept of every such pass in London and the outports, the latter transmitting same to London monthly, and the Customs Commissioners transmitting same to the Admiralty quarterly. No new pass to be given to the same ship till the old one be delivered up.
The like directions are given for Scotland, Ireland and the rest of His Majesty's dominions.
Rules for the granting of passes in pursuance of the treaty with Denmark.
(1) No pass to be granted in pursuance of this treaty but what is signed by the King and countersigned by a principal secretary of state.
(2) Nor until a schedule of her lading be produced signed by the Customs officers of the port of lading.
(3) Nor until production of a certificate from the chief magistrate in the form prescribed by this treaty.
(4) Nor until it appear by certificate to the principal Secretary of State that said ship has had a pass according to the form prescribed by the treaties with Spain and the United Netherlands.
(5) Nor until the ship master give bond for the return and re-delivery of such pass within one year.
(6) Form of such pass and certificate.
(7) Register to be kept by the Secretary of State of such passes countersigned by him in pursuance of this treaty.
The like directions to the Secretary of State for Scotland about passes for Scotch ships. And if the passes for Ireland are to be procured by one of the Principal Secretaries of State in England, yet they are to keep a distinct register for Ireland as well as a distinct register for England, Jersey, Guernsey, Alderney, Sark, and Scilly Islands and Isle of Man.
Followed by : order of Treasurer Danby dated 1676, April 7, directing the Customs Commissioners to see said rules observed accordingly.
Out Letters (Customs) III pp. 113-6.
Warrant from Treasurer Danby to the King's Remembrancer (by way of endorsement upon a draft Commission for setting out wharves and keys in the port of Plymouth and members [thereof]) for the issue of such a commission accordingly out of the Exchequer Court. Warrants not Relating to Money VI. p. 265.
Royal warrant for a privy seal to direct the 1,482l. 7s. 7d. due to Ralph Montagu (ut supra Cal. Treasury Books IV. p. 815. under date 1675, Sept. 15) which he expended for the funeral of the Earl of Sandwich, to be paid out of the 6,520l. imprested [to him for the extraordinaries of the Great Wardrobe] for two years (one year) ended at Michaelmas 1672, in place of paying same upon the privy seal for said sum (ut supra ibid) which privy seal is hereby vacated ; and further for allowing in said Montagu's accounts for two years ended 1674, March, as Master of the Great Wardrobe, the 1,016l. 13s. 9d. (10l. 16s. 0d.) which he has paid for servants' liveries and similarly in the like account for the year ended 1674, March, to allow the 2,014l. 1s. 4d. which he has paid to necessitous tradesmen (both) which sum(s) grew due in the Earl of Sandwich's time (as Master of the Great Wardrobe). (Treasurer Danby's subscription dated Mar. 29 of docquet hereof.) King's Warrant Book V. p. 103. Docquet Book, pp. 52-3.
Same to Treasurer Danby. By the privy seal of 1674, Sept. 9, you were commanded to give directions to Sir William Holcroft (and the rest of the Commissioners for distributing the sum of 35,000l. paid by the city of Hamburg for such English merchants and other English subjects who did sustain damage in the river Elbe for want of protection from the said city) not to sign any warrant to the Chamberlain of the city of London to pay any sums to Sir William Warren or Edward Deering of the respective proportions allotted to them of the said 35,000l. towards reparation of losses by them sustained until it should be known what they stand indebted to the King upon account of several sums imprested to them by the Navy Commissioners upon contracts by them made for bringing several naval stores from Hamburg for the King's service (upon contracts for provision of naval stores for his Majesty's service) at the time of the loss by them sustained as aforesaid. From the accounts since submitted it appears that said Deering is indebted to the King in a very considerable sum which he has not cleared himself of, having been several times heard before the Lord Treasurer concerning same. The sum of 875l. 11s. 9d. now remains in the hands of Sir Thomas Plaier of the said 35,000l. being the remaining part of the proportion [thereof] allotted to said Deering. You are hereby to direct said Holcroft et al, Commissioners as above, to give warrant to said Player to pay said 875l. 11s. 9d. to Edmund Chafin, gent., for the King's use in part of said greater sum due from said Deering to the King. (Treasurer Danby's warrant dated Mar. 27 hereon accordingly to the said Sir William Holcroft et al.) King's Warrant Book V. pp. 103-4. Warrants not Relating to Money VI. p. 267.
Warrant from Treasurer Danby to the Customs Commissioners to permit the shipment, customs free, of 800 red coats wrapped up in bayes, 800 pair of shoes, 800 pair of woollen stockings on board the Quaker ketch, Capt. Atkins commander, now going for Tangier. Out Letters (Customs) III. p. 97.
[?] Royal warrant for a privy seal to discharge Peregrine Bertie and the heirs and executors of Sir Peregrine Bertie (and Sir Philip Landen) from all arrears due before Xmas last of the rent of 100l. per an. payable for Gedney Marsh and other marsh lands in cos. Lincoln and Cambridge as granted by patent of 12 Car. II. to said Sir Peregrine Bertie and Sir Phillip Llanden (Landen) deceased : of which yearly rent no part was ever paid by reason of differences about the title : Peregrine Bertie the grandson and heir of said Sir Peregrine being [now] willing to be at the charge of embanking the premises, the banks whereof were formerly thrown down in a tumultuous manner. (Treasurer Danby's subscription dated April 19 of docquet hereof.) King's Warrant Book V. p. 101. Docquet Book, p. 55.
Mar. 22. Royal sign manual for 20l. to Hugh Browne, late Provost of Strabane in Ireland : as royal bounty. (Money warrant hereon dated Mar. 23.) King's Warrant Book, V. p. 101. Money Book (General) p. 319.
Royal warrant to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal for a grant to William Manne of the office of one of the King's serjeants at arms in the city of London from Sept. 29 last during pleasure with the yearly fee of 100l. 7s. 6d. payable out of the Crown revenues of London and Middlesex : the said Manne having a grant of said place by a patent dated 1672, Dec. 19, to hold from the then preceding Aug. 21 with the fee of 12d. a day, but he having prayed for a further and suitable encouragement for the execution of his said place and for the despatch of the King's service in said city like as the ancient fees of other our serjeants at arms have been formerly augmented by us. (Treasurer Danby's subscription dated Mar. 29 of docquet hereof.) King's Warrant Book V. p. 102. Docquet Book, p. 52.
Royal warrant [to the Clerk of the Signet] for a privy seal for 2,475l. to Thomas Townsend, junr., Clerk of the Groat Wardrobe, for 8 years' (1667, Mich, to 1675, Xmas) salary at 300l. per an. in lieu of the 6d. per formerly received by said clerk ; and for paying him 300l. per an. for the future until the King shall order him another settlement in lieu of said poundage. (Treasurer Danby's subscription dated Mar. 29 of docquet hereof.) King's Warrant Book V p. 103. Docquet Book. p. 52.
[?] Treasurer Danby's approval of the report dated the 20th inst. from the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, on the petition of the Lord Mayor, Sheriffs, Commons and citizens of Dublin, as by the order of reference thereof of the 21st inst. [sic] : said petition being to the effect that several of the King's predecessors have for the pontage, murage and paveage of the said city granted to the petitioners divers charters for the receiving and taking the inland customs commonly called the customs of the gates for such things as are brought into the said city there to be sold or carried out of the same ; of the validity of which charters some doubts have lately been raised and therefore praying (as petitioners are at great charge and expence in the pontage, murage and paveage of the said city and suburbs) for a grant and confirmation by new charter for ever of the having and receiving the customs aforesaid : on which petition the Lord Lieutenant reports that it is highly necessary for such grant to be made under the great seal of Ireland in as ample manner as formerly granted : "and it may be also for your Majesty's service (if your Majesty shall soe think fit) that a proviso be inserted in the said letters patents that the profits of the said customs for the term of 7 years be disposed to such publique uses for the benefit of the said Corporation as the Lieutenant or other Chief Governor and Governors and Council there for the time being shall think fit to direct." Warrants not Relating to Money VI. pp. 294-5.
Mar. 23. Warrant from Treasurer Danby to Sir Phillip Lloyd, Receiver General of the revenue late in jointure to the Queen Mother, to pay the following allowances for 1 years to Xmas last : viz. 60l. per an. to Henry Bodvell as cashier to Sir Robert Long, deceased ; 72l. per an. to John Singleton as Clerk ; 72l. per an. to William Wenslay (Wenslagh) messenger ; 20l. per an. to Francis Ecclesfield, solicitor ; (the said latter three being employed in the affairs of her said late Majesty as by the privy seal of 1673, Aug. 7) : and 7l. 10s. 0d. per an. to said John Singleton for pens, ink and paper and 10l. per an. for port of letters and other extraordinaries ; and 77l. 4s. 8d. to said Wenslagh disbursed by him in the affair of her said Majesty for his Majesty's service ; and 116l. 8s. 7d. disbursed by said Ecclesfield in proceedings at law about recovery of the moneys due to his Majesty ; and 7l. 1l. 0d. disbursed by said Bodvell : all said sums being certified by Sir Peter Ball, her said late Majesty's Attorney General, as fit to be allowed. Money Book (General) p. 333.
Warrant from Treasurer Danby to Sir Phillip Lloyd, Receiver General of the revenue late in jointure to the Queen Mother, to pay 78l. to abovesaid William Wenslay, being the unpaid balance of 100l. for half a year's salary due to Sir John Wintour as by warrant from the late Queen Mother's board, dated 1672, Nov. 11. said 78l. having been assigned by said Wintour to said Wensley in consideration of a greater sum advanced by said Wenslay to said Wintour : said Philip Lloyd having in his report on Treasurer Danby's order of reference of May 22 on Wenslagh's case certified that it is equitable to pay Wenslay said arrear of 78l. in regard there was no other way for his satisfaction by reason of the low and mean estate of the said Sir John Wintour. Money Book (General) p. 334.
Charles Bertie to [the Auditor of the Receipt] for tallies on the Excise (and same to the Receivers of Excise to pay said tallies) for 125l. to Col. Thomas Howard of Suffolk for the present Lady Day quarter on his pension in consideration of his surrender of his commission of Lieut. Col. Ibid.
Warrant from Treasurer Danby to the late Queen Mother's Trustees to allow in account 40l. to John Bennett of Shaftesbury, co. Dorset, who, being his Majesty's [Crown revenues'] Receiver in said county in the stead of John Hatton, deceased, was authorised to receive the late Queen Mother's rent ; in said county in 1670 : on which account he owes 101l. 18s. 11d. which he is now ready to pay in : the present allowance being for his pains and expense in said collection. Ibid.
Same from same to same to accept of 200l. from Christopher Jay (Receiver of the late Queen Mother's revenue in Norfolk and Huntingdon) as in settlement (besides 139l. 16s. 11d. part of the original debt by him paid to Mr. Hatton, former Receivor) and discharge of the arrear of 530l. 16s. 3d. due from him for the 1 years to 1671, Lady day : said Jay being but in a low condition, and the Trustees having been able to recover no part of said debt from him. Ibid.
Same from same to same to accept 100l. from William Speight, deputy Receiver of the late Queen Mother's rents within cos. Lincoln, Notts and Derby, as it settlement and discharge of the debt of 261l. 14s. 0d. charged on him in his accompt of said receipt for the years 1669 and 1670 : he being in a low condition, occasioned by one Robert Mellish, late his Majesty's Receiver, who is run away a considerable sum in said Speight's debt. Ibid, p. 335.
Treasurer Danby's subscription of a docquet dated March of a grant to Edward Noel of the office of Warden and Keeper of New Forest and of the manor and park of Hindhurst [Lyndhurst], the hundred of Radbergh alias Redbergh [Redbridge] and other profits and advantages : and of the King's determination of the grants thereof formerly made by Charles II. during pleasure to the Marquess of Winchester (then Lord St. John). Docquet Book, p. 42.
Charles Bertie to the Auditor of the Receipt to pay the 60l. (which the Customs Cashier is directed to bring into the Receipt) to Henry Wroth for half a year to Sept. 29 last on his pension. Money Book (General) p. 318.
Charles Bertie to the Auditor of the Receipt to pay 75l. to (and same to the Customs Cashier to bring said sum into the Exchequer for) Sir Francis Winnington for one year on his fees as Solicitor General. Money Book (General) p. 319.
Money warrant for 50l. 3s. 9d. to Serj. Topham for half a year's salary and board wages. Ibid, p. 320.
Same for 1,300l. to Sir Leoline Jenkins for three months' advance of ordinary to June 13 next, as one of the Ambassadors Extraordinary and Plenipotentiaries for the treaty of peace which was intended to be held at Nimuegen, he having taken leave of the King Dec. 13 last. Ibid.
Warrant from Treasurer Danby to the Customs Commissioners to employ Capt. William Fordred as warehousekeeper at Bristol loco John Garway, resigned. Out Letters (Customs) III. p. 97.
Same from same to same (in accordance with their report of the 17th inst.) to permit Francis Waters to ship a cask of padlocks on payment of duty, same having by mistake been put on board a ship bound from Amsterdam to London, but really designed to be shipped for Calais : which is confirmed by the affidavit of the merchant and letter of advice from his correspondent. Ibid, p. 98.
Same from same to same to deliver to Charles Twisden, Esq., on payment of custom, several books of prints of Jerusalem and other places, three pound of tuchwood, one Naples wastcoate, 12 pair of gloves, 13 pictures and some ancient medals : all lately brought from Leghorn on board the Rebecca, John Evans, master, and consigned to Francis Bartholomew, merchant, but intended for said Twysden's own private use. Ibid.
Instructions from same to same in answer to their representation of the 20th inst. (1) The merchants who have imported a sort of cask which hold more than tierces (though some of them through inadverteney have passed as such) are to petition me so that a reference and report may be had thereon. (2) The ship Golden Phnix. Richard Pidgeon, master, having landed tobacco in Ireland which is prohibited by the Act 22 and 23 Car. II. for regulating the Plantation Trade, is with her lading seized on the prosecution of Patrick Trant by warrant out of the Admiralty Court where the cause is now depending. I conceive the matter is regularly within the cognisance of that Court and fit to be left there. (3) You are informed that several New England ships are gone to Holland and France to lade European commodities for New England from whence they are also dispersed into the rest of his Majesty's Plantations. You are to prepare a draft of a commission to appoint commissioners for administering the oaths to the Governors of the respective Plantations according to the Act of Trade ; and are to advise me what is fit to be further done for prevention of those practices. (4) Mr. Johnson the officer at Hythe, having seized a boat for transporting wool, you are hereby directed to order the [Customs] solicitor to prosecute the said seizure at the King's charge that after condemnation it may be burned as a public discouragement to offenders. (5) It sometimes happens that there is not sufficient money in some ports to pay debentures for foreign imported goods exported by certificate. I have formerly received the Attorney General's opinion that the head port and all the members make but one port in law. One member of a port therefore is to make up any such deficiency as above to any other member or part of the same port, "as I lately directed in the case of corn for the allowances due on exportation thereof." (6) The allowance of 50l. per an. ordered Jan. 27 last to Col. Guy Molesworth as a reward for his service in the New Plantation duty, is to be inserted in the general establishment of the customs London port. (7) The merchants of London have usually exported great quantity of gold and silver thread to Portugal and those parts, which they have heretofore entered and paid duty [upon] as gold and silver lace which is rated in the book of rates, there being no rate for gold and silver thread. Some customs officers noticed that the duty of such thread would be greater advalorem than according to the rate of lace, and therefore did put a stop on a parcel of thread so entered. You are to take the duty as formerly, counting such thread as lace. (8) You are to wholly dismiss Theophilus Franklyn, tidesman London port, dismissed for misdemeanours and then on promise of amendment employed without fee, he being again accused of another fraud committed before his suspension but not before charged upon him. (9) The like in the case of Edward Redding, he having again been found drunk on a wine ship. (10) You are to make allowance for over duty and admit a post entry in the case of the 3 fatts of thread sent from Ostend to John Jackson and Michael Watts, the one having over-entered and the other under-entered 19 doz. of Bridges [Bruges] thread. (11) You are to suspend Mr. Hebdon, collector at Colchester, he being much more in debt than the value of his security : and you are to employ John Vicars, the surveyor of said part, in his stead. (12) Mr. Horton, the collector at Cowes, still delays sending his abstracts and quarterly accounts, so that you cannot come to the certain knowledge of his cash so that he may become indebted much more than his security, which is but 400l. As Lady day is almost at hand, and he has not yet returned his Xmas accounts, you are to take a further security of 400l. from him, to be given in 3 weeks. (13) Report to me as to the Customs Secretary's desire for an additional allowance for his clerk and two writers. (14) The landwaiter's place in London port now void is, for the saving of charge to the king, to be filled up by one of the patent waiters without any new charge ; and for the same reason as any more vacancies of landwaiters shall happen they are to be filled up out of the patent waiters : and the patent waiters so employed are to act in their own persons or by approved deputies. And in like manner as any of the deputed landwaiters in Bristol port or any of the collectors of any of the outports where there is a customer shall die or be removed, such vacancy of a landwaiter in Bristol port shall be supplied out of the patent waiters of said port and such vacancy of collectors by the customers : for saving unnecessary charge to the King. (15) Geo. Pley, senr., collector of Weymouth, and Geo. Pley, junr., collector of Lyme, are to be suspended, they (especially the latter) being far indebted to the King, and notwithstanding frequent admonitions, having neglected to give any good account. Robert Jones is to be customer at Lyme and Mr. Clement (assistant to the riding surveyor) is to be entrusted with the receipt at Weymouth till further order ; and the Pleys are to be brought to account. (16) Strangers' duty is not to be exacted in the case of the raisins imported by Mr. Houblon, a merchant in London port, in English shipping, but sent (part thereof) to France for want of a market and returned thence for the like reason but in an unfree ship. (17) By the Act for the Eastland and Greenland trade, the duty of 18l. per ton is charged on whale fins of foreign fishing. Some merchants having heretofore imported a parcel of scruff whale fins which are the trash or cuttings of the tops and sides of whale fins, it was agreed to collect the duty for the same according to the value in proportion to the duty on good whale fins. It now happens that a merchant has imported a parcel of whale fins which though but small, are entire fins and would pay for the same according to the former regulation as trash or scruff, pretending a usage of the Greenland Company that all under 6 feet long are not accompted complete whale fins. You do not find that whale fins, though small, have at any time passed as trash. You are to have a trial at law by consent whereby it may appear what duty is payable in this case. [18] You are to exhibit an information in the Exchequer against the prizage master at Bristol, who uses new practices in making designedly a considerable quantity of outs to fill up his prizage tuns, to his Majesty's great prejudice. Ibid, pp. 99-103.
Warrant from Treasurer Danby to Sir Richard Langley to allow in the account of the late bishop of Lincoln for Tenths for the 3 years ended 1669, Xmas, the sum of 3,547l. 19s. 10d. and also from time to time at the request of Oliver Hale to similarly allow any further sum appearing due to the King from said bishop : all as by the privy seal of Feb. 29 last ut supra pp. 116, 142. Warrants not Relating to Money VI. p. 262.
Same from same to Umphrey Morice to smilarly allow, at the request of said Oliver Hale, the sum of 1,466l. 12s. 5d. due to the King from Robert Mellish &c. ut supra ibid, and similarly any further sum which may appear due from him &c. as above. Ibid, pp. 262-3.
Mar. 24. Treasurer Danby's subscription of a docquet dated March of a release and discharge to John, Lord Belasyse of the 1,098l. 13s. 0d. which he is indebted to the King on the close of his account as Governor of Tangier, the said Lord having accepted said 1,098l. 13s. 0d. as in settlement of the 2,092l. 16s. 0d. owing to him for pay to the time his commission ended, from which debt of salary the King is likewise hereby to be discharged. Docquet Book, p. 46.
Charles Bertie to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue as follows the 987l. 12s. 8d. which the Customs Cashier is directed to bring into the Exchequer : viz. 49l. 6s. 0d. to Serj. Bishop ; 150l. to Sir William Turnor ; 40l. to Robert Swan (for half a year of his pension) ; 25l. to King Charles's Hospital (for same) ; 100l. to the poor of St. Martin's (for one year's pension) ; 500l. and 50l. to the Earl of Northampton (for respectively half a year's pension to Xmas last and half a year's fee to same date as Constable of the Tower) ; 33l. 6s. 8d. to the University of Cambridge (for one year of their perpetuity) ; and 40l. to Dr. Bord (for one year's pension as Law Professor at Cambridge). Money Book (General) p. 320. Money Book (Fees and Pensions) pp. 45-7.
Charles Bertie to the Auditor of the Receipt to pay the 1,000l. (which the Customs Cashier is directed to bring into the Exchequer tomorrow morning early) to Charles Bertie upon any order [unsatisfied, in his name] for secret service. Money Book (General) p. 321.
Same to same to issue the 100l. (which the Customs Cashier is directed to bring into the Exchequer) to John Dryden for half a year of his fee as Poet Laureate and Historiographer to his Majesty. Ibid. Money Book (Fees and Pensions) p. 48.
Treasurer Danby's subscription of docquet dated 1675-6, Mar., of a demise from the King to Sir James Shaen, William Hill, William Ryder, Thomas Hoare, Francis Soane, William Muschamp, Edward Richbell, Stanhop Mills, Laurance Stanyan, John Gourney and Thomas Sheridan of the revenues of Ireland arising by wine licences, customs, imported Excise, beer and ale licences, hearthmoney, quit rents and all other revenue and profits in Ireland, great and small, ordinary and extraordinary, certain and casual (excepting new, additional or increase of revenues, subsidies and aids by Act of Parliament hereafter to be passed) : for the period and on terms and with covenants for defalcations ut supra Cal. Tr. Books IV. pp. 853-5, save that the extra 20,000l. advance is herein prescribed to be made by the said Farmers on the 8th of May next ; and further that the King covenants to make a security (see p. 18, infra) for all the advance money with interest and exchange current from London to Dublin at the times of repayment. His Majesty may pardon offenders, criminal or capital, or pardon or suspend forfeited recognizances or any thing within the survey of the Greenwax, and issue out commissions to make reducements and compositions as formerly, so as they extend not to any part of the great branches of the revenue, nor penalties or forfeitures relating thereto. His Majesty may give, grant or confirm to any person or persons any lands, or make leases for such terms or estates as he shall think fit, reserving rent equivalent to the new quit rents at least. The Farmers, for the recovery of quit rents are not to dispossess any person in possession without the licence of his Majesty or the Chief Governor of Ireland. The Farmers are not to deprive any of the benefit of the Acts of Settlement and Explanation, nor obstruct the further execution of them. The casual revenue is to be levied and brought into the Exchequer by his Majesty's own officers, and what is paid in there is to be allowed as part of the rents ; but the Farmers may inspect and supervise that revenue and see that it be duly answered. His Majesty may pardon or mitigate any debts or arrears of the revenue due before Xmas [last]. The Farmers are to admit of any number of commissioners to be appointed by his Majesty (not exceeding five) to sit with them or the Chief Commissioners of the Revenue to inform his Majesty of the product of the revenue, what is due to the Farmers, what they are in arrear and what effects they have to answer it. The Farmers are to have the use of his Majesty's public offices, beams, scales, &c. used for management of his Majesty's revenue, with power if they are not sufficient, with the consent of the Lord Lieutenant, to lay out in new buildings and repairs any sum not exceeding 4,000l. to be retained [by the Farmers] by 1,000l. a month out of the four last monthly payments of their rent or proportionably for a lesser sum. Docquet Book, pp. 43-5.
Warrant from Treasurer Danby to the King's Remembrancer for process of extent against Nich. Warren on two bonds in 1800l. of the date 1674. Dec. 18, entered into by Nicholas Warren, Richard Westcombe of London, merchant, and John Islely of London, cooper, conditioned to pay 874l. 8s. 1d. : the said Warren having absented himself and the said debt being in danger to be lost. (The like warrants dated Mar. 25 against said Westcombe and Isley for the said debt, and the like warrant dated Mar. 25 [against all the above persons] on the like bond dated 1674, Nov. 6, for 630l. conditioned to pay 310l. 18s. 0d. whereof 93l. 12s. 8d. is unpaid and has been due a long time). Warrants not Relating to Money VI. pp. 265, 266.
1676. Mar. 25. Charles Bertie to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue the 186l. (which the Customs Cashier is directed to bring into the Exchequer) to the following for one year of their respective fees as officers of the Ordnance, viz. 36l. 10s. 0d. to Sir Jonas Moor ; 36l. 10s. 0d. to Edward Sherburne : 40l. to George Wharton ; 54l. 15s. 0d. to Edward Coniers ; 18l. 5s. 0d. to Samuel Fortrey (Fortree). Money Book (General) p. 321. Money Book (Fees and Pensions) p. 48.
Same to same to issue the 198l. 15s. 0d. (which the Customs Cashier is to bring into the Exchequer) to the following as King's musicians for one quarter on each of their salaries to bring them even with the rest : viz. Charles Evans, Simon Hopper, John Rogers, Anthony Robart, Phillip Becket (Beckett), John Harding, John Jenkins, Henry Hawes, Matthew Lock, Robert Strong, Robert Blagrave, John Banastre, Henry Gregory and John Singleton. Ibid, p. 321. Ibid, p. 49.
Same to same to issue the 500l. (which the Customs Cashier is to bring into the Exchequer) to the Earl of Northampton upon his two warrants. Money Book (General) p. 321.
Treasurer Danby to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland. On the 19th inst. I communicated to the King yours of the 14th in the presence of the Duke of York, yourself and the Earl of Ranelagh, and you did then receive his Majesty's pleasure as to all the matters contained in it, saving that part of it which relates to the 90,000l. for which the Earl of Ranelagh desires his discharge, and I hope you will receive your orders in that also before your departure, it being by no means proper for me to determine till you have received satisfaction of the equity of that demand. I told you then that I differed in some things your letter charged my memory with. For avoiding future mistakes it may be convenient to acquaint you that I remember no greater sum intended out of the [Irish Revenue Farmers'] advance money for arms [Ordnance] than 10,000l. and I very well remember that the 20,000l. for the repair of Windsor was never intended out of the advance money, but out of the 20,000l. yearly reserved during the whole farm to his Majesty's private dispose and for that reason it was that neither the Earl of Ossory's nor Lord Duras' grants were to take place upon it the first year. I told you then also that I remembered nothing of your desire to have the first 30,000l. [sent] in specie into Ireland till a good while after the privy seal of the old Farmers [of the revenue of Ireland] was passed for it, but that (as it was long before agreed that they should have their 20,000l. defalcations and 10,000l. for the King's use paid out of the first [money] of the advance money) you agreed [to] the same and it was my motion that for the quickening their payments to the army in Ireland the money might remain deposited in the hands of the Treasurer of the Navy though it could be applied to no other use than the privy seal directs ; so that although both the old Farmers [of the Revenue, Ireland] and the Earl of Ranelagh insisted upon having the King's engagement made good of being paid that sum out of the first of the [new Farmers'] advance, yet there was nothing done in it but [with] your consent and approbation. [As] for the Sept. and Xmas pay of the army [in Ireland] I know what posture you have said it to be in and you have shewed me letters to the same effect out of Ireland ; and finding 15,000l. of the Michaelmas pay [still] unpaid about a month or six weeks ago I remember you would then fain have remitted that sum into Ireland out of the [Irish Revenue Farmers' advance money or] deposited money here, and I would have been as glad of it if it could have been done, but as that was not practicable so you and the Earl of Ranelagh have always differed in the quantum of what was in arrear for the Michaelmas pay as well as for the several pays due to the army before that time and the Earl of Ranelagh did then undertake before his Majesty to give him a particular accompt in a short time and what he agreed to be a true state of the present debt to each troop and company. "As your Excellency has been very prudent in laying before his Majesty the condition and state of Ireland, soe (since you were pleased to do it through my hands) I hope you will pardon my endeavour to rectify any mistake which might remain concerning myself in that representation." Warrants not Relating to Money VI. pp. 263-4.
Warrant from Treasurer Danby to Sir Thomas Chichely to direct George Wharton, Paymaster of the Ordnance, to deliver tallies for 3,363l. 5s. 3d. to Sir William Pritehard for houses and lands at Woolwich to be converted to his Majesty's service in the Office of Ordnance as by a contract made with said Pritchard : said tallies to be taken by Wharton from the 4,294l. in tallies directed by the warrant of Feb. 16 last to be paid to him for the Ordnance. Warrants not Relating to Money VI. p. 266.
Entry of Treasurer Danby's approval of the report from the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland [on the petition of Mr. Charles Fanshaw] said report being to the effect that the King granted to said Fanshaw to be one of the Commissioners for the Revenue of Ireland, which commission is determined with the late farm ; if the King please he may be given a pension on the establishment of Ireland of 250l. per an. which was the value of that employment. "I agree with the Lord Lieutenant's report and ... humbly presume to remind your Majesty of your gracious promise to the petitioner for continuing the aforesaid allowance of 250l. per an. during the present farm of your revenue in Ireland." Danby. Ibid, p. 267.