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Entry Book: June 1677, 16-30

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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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June 1677, 16-30

Date. Nature and Substance of the Entry Reference
June 16. Privy seal to the Lord Treasurer authorising him to give warrant and directions to the Exchequer to take in loans from any persons, native or foreigner, up to the sum of 200,000l. upon the credit of and in accordance with the power granted by the Act of the present parliament for an Additional Excise for three years for the raising such loans in case the King's extraordinary occasion should require same ; we having "lately declared unto you and do hereby declare that our extraordinary occasions do require the raising of that sum" : tallies of loan to be levied for each sum lent, and orders to be drawn and registered for repayment with interest in the manner and method directed by said Act. (Royal warrant dated June 12 for said privy seal. Treasurer Danby's subscription dated July 2 of docquet hereof.) King's Warrant Book V. pp. 388, 378. Docquet Book, p. 147.
Money warrant for 125l. 3s. 4d. to Sir Francis Leake for two years to Lady day last on his several fees amounting to 62l. 11s. 8d. per an. as Captain of his Majesty's Castle of West Tilbury, etc. : and dormant warrant for said fees for the future. (The usual letters dated June 16 to the Exchequer [and Customs] hereon : to be brought in with respect, etc.) Money Book (General) p. 84. Out Letters (General) p. 100.
Warrant from Treasurer Danby to the Receipt to receive from Richard Kent, Esq., 50,000l. as a loan upon the credit of the late Act of Parliament for an Additional Excise, his Majesty's extraordinary occasions requiring loans to be had thereupon. Tallies of loan and orders for repayment are to be drawn as directed by the said Act. Money Book (General) p. 84.
Same from same to Bartholomew Fillingham to pay over to the Earl of Plymouth the 500l. which is directed to be issued to you at the Receipt in further part of the privy seal of 1670. March 28, for 2,500l. to you for secret service. Ibid.
Same from same to the Customs Commissioners to settle a salary of 40l. per an. from Christmas last for a clerk to be employed by the Secretary of the Customs about Plantation business, such a clerk having been employed for six months past, and there being a necessity for his constant employment in that business : and to pay 15l. to said Secretary for so much paid by him to Mathias Halstead whom he formerly employed in the said business. Ibid.
Same from same to the Receipt to pay 3,800l. upon the orders lately drawn in the name of Ed. Seymour, Treasurer of the Navy, for the charge of raising and sending the forces to Virginia : to be by tallies on the Customs. Ibid, p. 85
Money warrant for 855l. 16s. 11d. to Sir John Robinson, late Lieutenant of the Tower, to complete his four quarterly bills to 1674, Lady day, for keeping [or diet of] prisoners, repairs and other charges there, and for the salaries and wages of himself, the Gent[leman] Porter and Yeoman Warders : and further for 1,825l. 1s. 1d. due upon his five similar quarterly bills to 1675, Juno 24 (being 473l. 19s. 9d. for charges and 1,351l. 1s. 4d. for salaries) : all by virtue of the letters patent of 1661, June 29. Ibid.
Money warrant for 149l. 0s. 10d. to Humphrey Weld, Governor of Portland Castle, for one year to Lady day last on his allowance for the pay of himself, gunners and soldiers belonging to said castle. (Charles Bertie dated June 27 to Mr. Kent, the Customs Cashier, to bring same in with respect, etc. ; and same dated June 28 to the Receipt to issue same.) Money Book (General) p. 85. Out Letters (General) pp. 105, 107.
Charles Bertie to Mr. Kent to pay 1,000l. to Lawrence Hyde in part of a tally for 1,750l. for the Robes : which sum Treasurer Danby will direct to be paid to you again in a few days ; there being pressing occasion for the same. Out Letters (General) p. 101.
Reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Mr. Tanner for re-delivery of a seizure of six pieces of Lockram, which he mistook in casting up the numbers, which as soon as he discovered he made a post entry and paid the duty. Out Letters (Customs) III. p. 318.
The like of the petition of Gyles Dowle for 200l. which he disbursed by the Customs Commissioners' order for prosecuting several persons for planting of tobacco in Gloucestershire and elsewhere. Ibid.
The like of the petition of Mr. Strowd for discharge of a seizure of 11 tons of gum seneca, imported from Holland in an English-built ship. Ibid, p. 319.
Warrant from Treasurer Danby to same to employ William Smith as tidesman at Southampton, loco Edward Batchellor, deceased. Ibid.
June 17. Same from same to the King's Remembrancer to stay process against Richard Churchill, late Receiver of Hearthmoney for Somerset and Bristol, he being indebted 300l. on his account, which money he alleges is in Sir Robert Vyner's hands, desiring stay of process thereon till same be satisfied out of the moneys payable by the King to said Vyner. Warrants not Relating to Money VII. p. 72.
Same from same to the Customs Commissioners to deliver unopened and Customs free, three chests of Piccaros and earthen pots, eight boxes of sweet meats, some gammons of bacon, sausages, oil and sweetwater imported from Lisbon on the Bonadventure, Capt. Salmon master : being directed to the Queen and for her Majesty's use. Out Letters (Customs) III. p. 319.
June 18,
et postea.
Same dormant from same to the Receipt for tallies of pro to be levied on the Excise from Christmas last and so hereafter quarterly as same shall grow due, for 25,003l. 9s. 4d. per an. to Sir Robert Vyner as by the patent of April 30 last granting him same as an annuity. Money Book (General) p. 86.
The like for the like on the following annuities
17,759l. 13s. 8d. per an. to Alderman Backwell on a patent of same date.
14,931l. 19s. 4d. per an. to Gilbert Whitehall on a patent of same date.
1,352l. 17s. 10d. per an. to Joseph Hornby on a patent of same date.
678l. 9s. 0d. per an. to Robert Welsted on a patent of date May 3 last.
4,605l. 13s. 0d. per an. to John Portman on a patent dated May 3. (Warrant dated June 20.)
653l. 13s. 6d. per an. to George Snell on a patent dated May 3. (Warrant dated June 26.)
1,056l. 19s. 0d. per an. to Thomas Rowo on a patent dated May 3. (Warrant dated June 26.)
976l. 10s. 6d. per an. to Bernard Turner on a patent dated May 3. (Warrant dated June 26.)
107l. 1s. 1d. per an. to Isaac Collier on a patent dated April 30. (Warrant dated July 2.)
5,149l. 17s. 4d. per an. to John Lindsey on a patent dated May 3. (Warrant dated July 10.)
3,586l. 17s. 0d. per an. to Jeremiah Snow on a patent dated May 3. (Warrant dated July 10.)
Ibid.
June 18. Warrant from Treasurer Danby to the Auditor of the accounts of Francis Hollingshead (Receiver General of the last Eighteen Months' tax for co. Chester, and also after his father's death for Stafford and Lichfield), to allow him thereon 80l. and 65l. for charges in returning and soliciting the same for cos. Stafford and Chester respectively. Warrants not Relating to Money VII. p. 71.
Treasurer Danby to the Navy Commissioners. I have your letter to my Secretary [Bertie] in reply to his about your erecting a distinct course of payments for repairs of ships. Having perused it I have thought fit to direct that no distinct course of payments for stores be made except for the new ships to be built pursuant to the Act for that purpose, being very sensible that the credit of your Board (which by a due course of payments duly has been recovered in a great measure) will be much impaired if that course of payments should be neglected or interrupted. I have therefore appointed that the money I shall now supply you with for repairs be applied to the payment of the bills for stores in their course, and I desire that the merchants may not be delayed in your office, as I have been informed they are and cannot have their bills although they are in course for payment, and the money [is this moment] in the [Navy] Treasury Office ready to be paid when the bills hall be brought ; and then [if you do this] I have assurance that your emptions may be on as good terms as for ready money [as] the course of payments will be so very near. Ibid, p. 72.
Treasurer Danby's subscription of a docquet dated June o[...] a grant to Thomas Francis of the office of Clerk Comptroller in ordinary of all his Majesty's tents, pavilions, hales, plays, revels and maskes in the room and upon the surrender of Arthur Fleetwood : for life : with the fee of 8l. [sic for 8d.] a day from Lady day last out of the Exchequer. Docquet Book, p. 144.
Charles Bertie to Mr. Mounteney, the Customs Cashier. If you have not paid the 10,000l. into the Exchequer for the service of the Navy you must do it forthwith, preferable to any other payments and in the meantime let Mr. Stephens have 2,500l. to pay the reserve ; which [sum], he will own the receipt of in the Exchequer that you may have your tally for that sum with the rest. Out Letters (General) p. 101.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt. Of the above 10,000l. Treasurer Danby desires that 2,500l. may be forthwith issued upon any unsatisfied orders in the name of the Treasurer of the Navy : the remain der to be disposed of as Treasurer Danby shall direct Ibid.
Money warrant for 572l. 16s. 0d. to Sir Ri. Bulstrode for his extraordinaries 1675, Dec. 25, to 1676, Sept. 25, as Resident with the Governor of the Spanish Netherlands : as by a bill thereof allowed by Secretary Coventry May 12 last.
Appending. said bill
Money Book (General) p. 87. Out Letters (General) p. 119.
s. d.
For Exchequer fees on 338l. payable in March last by tally on the Hearthmoney Farmers, and for advancing the same 20 0 0
For Exchequer fees on 227l. 10s. 0d. being my first quarter's ordinary as Resident 7 10 0
For taking out my privy seal for my ordinary of 2l. 10s. 0d. a day as Resident 16 0 0
Disbursed during the time of the last campaign in sending constantly twice a week expresses on horseback from the camp to Brussels with my letters and oft times to Nieuport after the post was gone from Brussels 50 0 0
For an assistant to write and copy letters for me in Mr. Kennedy's place whom I left at Brussels by order 30 0 0
For post[age of] letters 1675, Dec. 25, to 1676, Sept. 25 35 16 0
For letters by messengers from several parts 28 10 0
For intelligence 120 0 0
For my equigage lost at Dunkirk and the expenses of my horses that were taken and detained there for the space of two months 80 0 0
For extraordinary charges laid out by Mr. Kennedy whilst I was in England and afterwards during my absence in the campaign and for letters to Germany and Italy (which pay when they are given in to the Posthouse at Bruxells) and for fireing, paper, wax and several other small charges given in by him to me in a particular account 30 0 0
For charges laid out in the business of the ships by sending Mr. Kennedy several times to the Army with memorials (before I was ordered to go thither myself) upon which account he was kept up three weeks at one time 20 0 0
For 40 lb. of chocolate for his Majesty at 10s. a pound, charges and all 20 0 0
For Mr. Kennedy's allowance for three quarters of a year 75 0 0
For three horses killed in sending expresses during the campaign 40 0 0
572 16 0
(The usual letters dated? July 19 to the Customs and Exchequer hereupon ; to be paid in with respect, etc.)
June 19. Money warrant for 404l. 13s. 9d. to Edward Villiers for 1 years to Lady day last on his fee of 231l. 5s. 0d. per an. as Governor of Tynemouth Castle. (The usual letters dated June 19 to the Customs and Exchequer : to be paid in with respect, etc.) Money Book (General) p. 88. Out Letters (General) p. 102.
Same for 76l. to John. Lord Frescheville for half a year to Sept. 29 last on his annuity of 152l. (Usual letters ut supra.) Money Book (General) p. 88. Out Letters (General) p. 101.
Warrant from Treasurer Danby to the Customs Cashier to pay to Anthony Stevens for Treasurer Danby what is grown due on the fee of 20s. a day anciently allowed to the Lord High Treasurer and paid out of the Customs. (Charles Bertie to Mr. Kent dated Aug. 8 to pay same notwithstanding any former restriction.) Money Book (General) p. 88. Out Letters (General) p. 140.
Charles Bertie to the Auditor of the Receipt to forbear to issue the 300l. heretofore directed to be paid out of the Post Fines to complete an order in the Earl of Arlington's name for 5,451l. 19s. 7d. for postage of letters ; and [in lieu thereof] to pay same out of money that Mr. Mounteney is to bring in for that purpose : same being to be paid in with respect to the weekly payments. Out Letters (General) p. 101.
Reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of William Fordred, storekeeper of Bristol [port] praying that his salary of 20l. per an. be made equal to that of a landwaiter in said port in view of his [former] sufferings and of his charges in said office. Out Letters (Customs) III. p. 320.
Royal warrant to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal for a [fresh] Commission for Appeals in and Regulating the duty of Excise : the new Commissioners to be Charles Fanshaw, Esq., Sir Thomas Berry, Kt., Sir Paul Neale, Kt., Robert Spencer, Esq., Peter Prideaux, John Trolawny, William Coward, Francis Stephens, Edmond Doyly and Charles Bertie, Esqrs., with the salary of 200l. per an. each, payable quarterly, the first payment at Midsummer next for the first nine Commissioners and to said Bertie at the first quarter after the death of any of said nine. (Treasurer Danby's subscription dated July 31 of docquet hereof. In this docquet the names are given as follows : Charles Bertie, Henry Fanshaw, Charles Fanshaw, Robert Spencer, Sir Thos. Berry, Sir Paul Neale, Henry Prideaux, John Trelawney, Francis Stephens and Edmund D'oyley.) King's Warrant Book V. p. 382. Docquet Book, p. 155.
June 20. Letter of direction on an order dated June 15 inst. for 1,500l. to Issue Legouch for a diamond ring for the Duke of Crequi, Envoy Extraordinary from the French king : same to be hereby satisfied by tallies on the Customs. Money Book (General) p. 88.
Warrant from Treasurer Danby to Richard Mounteney, the Customs Cashier, to pay 150l. to George Porter for half a year to Sept. 29 last on his salary as Surveyor of Customs. London port. (Charles Bertie to same dated June 22 to pay same.) Ibid, p. 89. Out Letters (General) p. 105.
Cave that nothing be done upon a letter sent from the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland to the King and referred to the Lord Treasurer touching the balance of the accounts of the late Farmers of the Revenue of Ireland, until said late Farmers be heard. Caveat Book, p. 28.
Cave that nothing be done to restore [to his office] Mr. Sanson, the present clerk to the Honble. Vere Bertie, Esq., Secretary of the Customs, until the said Mr. Bertie be heard. Caveat Book, p. 28.
June 21. Warrant from Treasurer Danby to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands for a particular and ratal of certain lands of which the Earl of Bath desires a reversionary lease for 15 years from 1692, Sept. 29.
Prefixing : Said Surveyor General's report dated 1676, Nov. 24, on said Earl's petition for same as by the order of reference thereon dated 1676, Aug. 31 : advises a fine of 159l., being three years' improved value above the old rent and a further 133l. for buying off the several increased rents amounting to 19l. per an. for the 16 years in being from Sept. 29 last (being seven years' purchase.)
Warrants not Relating to Money VII. p. 73.
Same from same to the Clerk of the Pipe for a lease to Thomas Laundry (son of Degory Laundry as below) of a tenement in South Botternell, part of the manor of Carnedon Prior, co. Cornwall, and parcel of the duchy of Cornwall, and demised 1627-8, Feb. 21, for 99 years [to William Laundry] terminable on the lives of Degory, Mathew and Edwd. Laundry, sons of said William Laundry : the present lease to be for 99 years from Lady day last terminable upon three lives to be nominated by said Thomas Laundry at the yearly rent of 7l. 10s. 0d. and fine of 100l.
Prefixing : Particular of the premises by deputy Auditor Symes and ratal thereof by the Surveyor General of Crown Lands : the herriots and mesne profits (proportionable to the yearly value of 9l.) to be put in charge by the aid of certificates of death of said Degory, Mathew and Edward Laundry.
Ibid, pp. 73-4
Letter of direction by Treasurer Danby on an order dated 1670, July 21 (based on a privy seal of 1668, April 30) for 200l. to Sir Andrew Henly in repayment of loans with 6 per cent. interest : whereon 12l. has been paid for interest ; the order being registered on the fee farms : said principal to be hereby paid with all interest thereon out of any money in the Exchequer, "his Majesty having signified his royal pleasure to me in this behalf."
In the margin. Memorandum : This was for half a year's pension due to my Lady Windham, and is issued for her use. (The usual letters to the Customs and Exchequer for 271l. to Sir Andrew Henly for my Lady Windham : to be brought in with respect to the weekly payments.)
Money Book (General) p. 89. Out Letters (General) p. 103.
June 22. Treasurer Danby's subscription of a docquet dated June of a grant to William Jones of the office of serving perfumes for the King's household with the yearly fee of 20 marks ; and of the office of Apothecary for his Majesty's Household with the yearly fee of 40l. out of the Exchequer : all for life in reversion after John Jones his father. Docquet Book, p. 145.
Royal warrant to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal for a grant to Mris. Sophia Buckley, spinster, of an annuity or yearly pension of 300l. for life, payable half yearly from Christmas last. (Treasurer Danby's subscription dated July 2 of docquet hereof.) King's Warrant Book V. p. 378. Docquet Book, p. 150.
Royal warrant to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal for a grant to Francis Mansell, his executors and administrators, of the yearly annuity or pension of 200l. for 99 years terminable on the lives of Barbarah his wife and Charles and Francis his sons, to be payable quarterly from the first quarterly feast which shall happen after the death of said Francis Mansell, said Francis having been very instrumental in the King's preservation after Worcester fight, and having prayed an extension as above of his present pension in view of his numerous family. (Treasurer Danby's subscription dated July 2 of docquet hereof.) King's Warrant Book V. p. 378. Docquet Book, p. 149.
Charles Bertie to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 7,000l. to the Treasurer of the Navy upon any unsatisfied orders in his name : to be issued out of the 10,000l. paid into the Exchequer by the Customs Cashier. Out Letters (General) p. 102.
Letter of direction on an order dated May 9 last for 2,500l. to Lawrence Hyde for half a year to Lady day last for the Robes : same to be hereby satisfied by tallies on the Customs. Money Book (General) p. 89.
Warrant from Treasurer Danby to the Receipt to issue 2,342l. on any unsatisfied orders in the name of Ralph Montague for the Great Wardrobe : same to be by levying tallies on the Customs. Ibid.
Same from same to the Farmers of the Law duty to pay to Fabian Phillips, Assistant and Deputy Comptroller to Sir Robt. Atkins, junr., Comptroller General of the accounts of said duty, 100l. for half a year's salary. (Charles Bertie dated June 25 to same to pay same.) Ibid, p. 90. Out Letters (General) p. 103.
Treasurer Danby to the Justices of the King's Bench. The Farmers and Receivers General of the Law duty have laid before me several proposals in order to the better management of the collection of said duty in your court. The Attorney General has been advised with thereupon and is of opinion that the said proposals should be recommended to you to make use of the good and reject the rest. I therefore send you the whole and desire you, upon consideration thereof or what else may be thought on by you or offered by the said Farmers, to make such rules and orders and to give such directions as by the act of 22 and 23 Car. II. you are impowered to, for the better collecting said duty and preventing all frauds and abuses therein. (The like letter to the Justices of Common Pleas.) Warrants not Relating to Money VII. p. 74.
Constitution and appointment by Treasurer Danby of William Wenslay to be messenger under Charles Bertie, Sir C. Harbord, Kt., Sir Richard Mason, Kt. and William Chiffinch as Commissioners by the privy seal of April 30 last for recovering arrears of the Queen Mother's rents. The like for John Singleton, gent., to be Clerk or Register to the said Commissioners. Ibid.
Warrant from Treasurer Danby to the King's Remembrancer to supersede process against Francis Hodges who was constituted 1663, May 19, by Treasurer Southampton and Lord Ashley to prosecute the recovery of several sums due to the King on additional bonds taken at the Custom House during the time the Customs were in Commission, with an allowance of 2s. in the on what he should bring in on that account, to be paid him by the then Farmers of the Customs. In the said Farmers' account ending 1664 he is charged to have received 304l. 2s. 10d., being his 2s. per on 3,041l. 11s. 8d. brought in by him within that time as appears by certificate from Richard Mounteney, Receiver General to said Farmers. Nevertheless said Hodges is set in super for said 304l. 2s. 10d. and process is issued against him for same, and thereon issues returned which will be estreated unless superseded : all which appears from the report of Sir John Shaw and Richard Mounteney to be true. Warrants not Relating to Money VII. p. 75.
Treasurer Danby's subscription of a docquet of a demise to William Browne, gent., of [a] messuage land[s] and tenement[s] in Tretherappe, parcel of the manor of Grediowe, co. Cornwall : to be for 99 years, terminable on the lives of Richard Harper, Thomas Harper, and Elizabeth Harper, sons and daughter of Thomas Harper, late of Luxulyan, Cornwall : at the annual rent of 6s. and fine of 88l. Ibid, p. 76.
The like of the demise to Walter Robins of two tenements in Tamerton, parcel of Boyton, co. Cornwall : for 99 years terminable on the life of Walter, son of said Walter Robins : at 48s. per an. rent and fine of 224l. Ibid, p. 78.
Treasurer Danby to the Wardens and Assistants of Trinity House at Deptford Strond to dispense with the absence of Richard Gibson, late one of the Clerks of the Navy and now entertained as such by your corporation, who in Sept. last was employed by Treasurer Danby in stating the arrears of the debt due in the several ports of England for the quarters and cure of sick and wounded seamen happening in the late war ; wherein he acquitted himself with care and fidelity, and "I have therefore thought fitt as well for his Majesty's service as for the poor people's satisfaction that the finishing of the said worke be continued in his care and have appointed him to attend the paying off the said debt." Ibid.
Warrant from Treasurer Danby to the Customs Commissioners to permit the transport to Ireland, Customs free, of the apparel, household stuff, coaches and horses of the Duke of Ormonde, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, and his retinue. Out Letters (Customs) III. p. 320.
Same from same to same to repay to the Treasurer for the Company of the Royal Fishery the sums of 7l. 5s. 0d. and 12l. deposited for the duty on nots, ropes, etc., imported from Holland by Sir Phillip Howard and Thomas Windham for the use of said Royal Fishery and by them landed at Ipswich and Harwich, and having occasion for them before they could apply for Treasurer Danby's warrant for delivery thereof they did by the hands of Stephen Jackson, their treasurer, deposit said 7l. 5s. 0d. in the hands of George Gosnell, the officer at Ipswich, July 24 last and said 12l. to Thomas Denham, same at Harwich, June 19 last. Ibid, p. 321.
Constitution by Treasurer Danby, dated at Wallingford House, of William Man for seven days ensuing date hereof to make search for prohibited or uncustomed goods imported. Out Letters (Customs) III. p. 320.
June 25. Charles Bertie to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 420l. on any unsatisfied order for the service of the Wardrobe : same being lately brought in by the Customs Cashier for that purpose. Out Letters (General) p. 102.
Same to the Wine Licence Commissioners. The respective creditors who have tallies upon you for the 6,866l. 1s. 6d. for the payment whereof you entered into bond to me have made application (now summer is come) for the Lord Treasurer's directions to you for their payments. Treasurer Danby desires you to make payment according to your agreement. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Kent, Cashier of Customs, to pay (with respect to the weekly payments) last Midsummer quarter's salary to Rich. Gregory as the Lord Treasurer's messenger. Ibid, p. 103.
Warrant from Treasurer Danby to the Customs Commissioners to deliver, unopened and Customs free, to the Countess of Brentford a little bundle lately brought from France in the Jonas of London, John Day master, being made up and sealed with the Customer's stamp of Paris upon lead. Out Letters (Customs) III. p. 321.
Same from same to same to permit the import and to deliver, Customs free (except the wine) to the Count of Bergeyk goods as in a schedule appended (clothes, furniture, wine and certain other packets remaining at Ostend to be laden in the first English vessel). Ibid, pp. 321-2.
Letter of direction on 979l. 17s. 5d., remainder of an order of 1676, July 15, for 3,000l. to Phillip Packer for one year from 1676, April 30, for the extraordinaries of the Works : same to be hereby paid by tallies on Richard Kent, the Cashier of Customs. Money Book (General) p. 91.
Same on 3,500l. remainder of an order of same date for 7,000l. to same for one year from 1676, April 1, for the ordinary of the Works : to be satisfied as above. Ibid.
June 26. Warrant from Treasurer Danby to the Receipt to issue to the Treasurer of the Navy on any unsatisfied orders in his name for the Navy the 50,000l. which Richard Kent has paid into the Receipt by way of loan on the late Act for the Additional Excise. Ibid, p. 96.
Same from same to the Customs Commissioners to deliver to William Watts two flitchins of bacon and five dozen neat tongues lately brought from Bristol by land, and seized by Capt. Willis and Mr. Bathurst. Out Letters (Customs) III. p. 322.
Treasurer Danby's subscription of a docquet dated June of a grant to Henry, Earl of Arlington, of the office of Postmaster General ; during life ; subject nevertheless to such covenants and agreements touching the receipt of the profits of the said Office and the answering the same to the Duke of York and his heirs male as have been or shall be agreed upon between said Duke and said Earl and subject to such warrants as are or shall be made or given for charging the profits of the said Office with any sums not exceeding 5,382l. 10s. 0d. per an. according to the Act of Parliament in that behalf : the present grant to be determinable upon signification of the King's pleasure under the signet or royal sign manual. Docquet Book, p. 145.
Treasurer Danby's subscription of a docquet dated June of a grant to Henry Frederick Thynne and Thomas Thynne of the office of Keeper of the King's Libraries for life : with the fee of 200l. per an. out of the Exchequer payable quarterly, to commence from the first quarter day after the death of Thomas Ross [present keeper of same]. Docquet Book, p. 146.
Report to the King from Treasurer Danby (as by the order of reference of the 11th inst.) on the draft of a letter as follows. As now amended I approve of same, being of opinion that the revenue of Ireland ought not to be charged with the payment of 13,000l. intended to be borrowed or any part thereof, unless by an act of your Majesty's the balance of the account of the late Farmers [of the revenue of Ireland] shall be lessened.
Prefixing : Draft of said letter [from the King to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland], By indenture of 1669, July 12, the farm of the great branches of the revenue of Ireland was demised to John Forth and partners till Christmas, 1675. At said [latter] date there remained due from them 19,633l. 6s. 8 d. as appears by an account thereof made up and signed by the Chancellor and Barons of the Exchequer of Ireland. By indenture of 1671-2, Feb. 4, we covenanted with Richard Visct. Ranelagh and his partners therein that all the said farm rent should from time to time as it grew due be paid into the Receipt of the Exchequer at Dublin to be issued thence to the uses as in the said indenture mentioned which hath not yet been [wholly] done, but there remains still in arrear and unpaid by the said Farmers the said 19,633l. 6s. 8 d. Several officers and others whose pay and allowances were provided for by the establishment of Ireland, and for deductions, debts and clothes, are unpaid what was due to them at Christmas, 1675, which ought to have been paid by Visct. Ranelagh and his partners. Further Sir James Shaen and his partners, the present Farmers and Commissioners of the Revenue of Ireland, out of a desire to advance the King's service, have agreed with Sir James Hayes, Kt., for and on behalf of said Visct. Ranelagh and partners to pay 13,000l. before the end of July next for the service aforesaid on the credit of the abovesaid arrear of the old Farmers, provided they [said Shaen and partners] be secured the repayment thereof according to the said agreement at or before March 31 next. You are hereby to order the Attorney or Solicitor General [of Ireland] to prepare an effectual grant and assignment from said Visct. Ranelagh and partners to said Sir James Shaen and partners of the said balance of 19,633l. 6s. 8 d., and of all and any other sums due from said Forth and partners to said Visct. Ranelagh and partners [to be] as a security for the said 13,000l. and the charges and consideration for the advance thereof according to agreement until same be repaid when the remainder, if any, is to be paid to said Visct. Ranelagh and partners. Letters patent are also hereby to pass to said Shaen and partners authorising them (in case the King before such repayment should remit or discharge to said Forth and partners any part of said balance for which discharge said Visct. Ranelagh and partners would by their covenants be entitled to defalcation) to detain out of their farm rent due 1678, March 31, such sum [so discharged] as aforesaid with 10 per cent. interest. Further, power is to be given to said Shaen and partners to sue said Forth and partners for said arrear and for all sums due from them [said Forth and partners] to Visct. Ranelagh and partners. Further the Commissioners appointed for receiving, collecting and bringing in the arrears due to said Forth and partners are hereby [to be directed] not to dispose of any receipts of such arrears (except for necessary charges for management) until said balance and [any] other sums due as above be fully cleared.
Warrants not Relating to Money VII. pp. 76-7.
June 27. Privy seal for a salary of 300l. per an. to Thomas Baker as ordinary, he being constituted Agent and Consul General in Tripoli in Barbary by a commission of May 2 last : the first half year's payment to be in advance ; and afterwards to be paid half yearly as due. (Treasurer Danby's subscription dated June 26 of docquet hereof.) King's Warrant Book V. p. 381. Docquet Book, p. 145.
Warrant from Treasurer Danby to the Customs Commissioners to deliver, Customs free, to the Duchess of Mazarine five or six fans lately brought from France in the Anne yacht, Capt. Gunman commander. Out Letters (Customs) III. p. 322.
Reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Richard Hill, et al, masters of the pacquett boats at Dover, praying relief against George Harrison who has preferred a vexatious suit against them "for not having [declared] in open Customhouse, upon oath, the contents of their lading, and taken regular dispatches as other ships do, which is well known to be inconsistent with their [the petitioners'] service and contrary to their instructions." Ibid, p. 323.
Charles Bertie to [the Navy Commissioners]. Treasurer Danby has directed 2,800l. to be paid to the Treasurer of the Navy to be by him paid to the Victuallers of the Navy for victuals sent to Virginia. You are to make out bills of imprest to said Victuallers to said amount assigned for payment on said sum in said Navy Treasurer's hands. Out Letters (General) p. 103.
Same to Mr. Mounteney [sic? for Mr. Kent, Cashier of the Customs] to make the following payments out of moneys on bills of exchange directed to you, viz. : Ibid, p. 104.
s. d.
Into the Exchequer for the Navy 13,000 0 0
On the quarter bill to the outports 6,300 0 0
On the tallies for the Ordnance 4,000 0 0
On tallies for the Wardrobe 2,342 0 0
To Mr. Stephens in full of bonds 256 12 6
25,898 12 6
and if you have enough in your hands after these payments then to pay 1,300l. into the Exchequer for Mr. Montague.
Charles Bertie to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 500l. remaining in the Exchequer, to the Treasurer of the Navy upon any unsatisfied orders in his name. Out Letters (General) p. 104.
Same [to the Navy Commissioners]. Treasurer Danby has directed 1,460l. to be issued to the Treasurer of the Navy to be by him paid over to Sir Thomas Clutterbuck to complete the one third part of the declaration for [the victualling the fleet in the] Mediterranean. You are to make out bills of imprest to said Clutterbuck for what remains due to him on the said third assigning same on the above sum. Ibid, p. 105.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt for tallies for last [1677] Midsummer quarter on the warrant dormant [for 20,000l. per an. to me, said Bertie, for secret service]. Ibid, p. 106.
Same to Mr. Kent, Cashier of the Customs. It is Treasurer Danby's pleasure that you pay weekly into the Receipt of the Exchequer the following sums and to continue same until further order : viz. : Ibid.
s. d.
For the Navy 2,550 0 0
For the Forces 2,000 0 0
For the Ordnance 800 0 0
For the Privy Purse 600 0 0
For the Works 200 0 0
For the Wardrobe 400 0 0
For the Stables 200 0 0
6,750 0 0
Money warrant for 500l. to Edward Masters, gent., as imprest for defraying several charges by him disbursed and to be disbursed about New Park near Richmond, as by the privy seal of 1675, Aug. 23. Money Book (General) p. 91.
Same for 150l. to Anne, Countess Dowager of Marischal for last [1677] Midsummer quarter on her pension of 600l. (Charles Bertie dated June 30 to the Receivers of Excise to pay same in ; and to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue same.) Ibid, p. 92. Out Letters (General) p. 108.
Same for 20l. to Robert, Earl of Cardigan, for one year's creation money. (Charles Bertie dated Aug. 16 to the Customs Cashier to pay same in with respect and to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue same.) Money Book (General) p. 92. Out Letters (General) p. 145.
June 28. Same for 455l. to Bevil Skelton for 91 days to June 27 inst. on his ordinary as Envoy Extraordinary to the Emperor of Germany. Money Book (General) p. 90.
Treasurer Danby's allowance of the 1677 Midsummer quarter's salary bill of the Customs officers for London and the outports [sic an erratum for London port only] amounting to 6,021l. 19s. 6d. Ibid, p. 91.
Money warrant for 150l. to Thomas Baker for six months' advance of ordinary from May 2 last, being the date of his commission as his Majesty's Agent and Consul General at Tripoli in Barbary. (Charles Bertie dated June 30 to the Auditor of of the Receipt to pay same, which sum the Customs Cashier will bring in.) Ibid. p. 91. Out Letters (General) p. 107.
Warrant from Treasurer Danby [to the Customs Commissioners] to direct the collectors of the outports to pay the last Midsummer quarter's salaries for the respective outports. Money Book (General) p. 92.
Money warrant for 350l. to Dr. Taylor for same quarter on his 1,400l. per an. for secret service as by the privy seal of 1676, June 30. (Charles Bertie dated July 7 to the Receivers of Excise [? erratum for Mr. Kent, Cashier of the Customs] to pay same in forthwith ; and to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue same) so to be paid in by Mr. Kent [? erratum for Receivers of Excise]. Ibid. Out Letters (General) p. 113.
Same for 2,000l. to James Hervey, Treasurer to the Queen, without account, for defraying the charge of the removing or progress of her Majesty both for the last and this summer. Money Book (General) p. 92.
Same for 40l. to Nathaniel Castleton for two years on his annuity or yearly pension of 20l. (Charles Bertie dated June 30 to the Customs Cashier to pay same in with respect, etc., and to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue same.) Ibid, p. 92. Out Letters (General) p. 108.
Same for 125l. to the Rt. Honble. Clara, Countess of Brentford, for one quarter on her annuity or yearly pension of 500l. (The like letters as above dated June 30.) Money Book (General) p. 92. Out Letters (General) p. 108.
Warrant dormant from Treasurer Danby to the Customs Cashier to pay the annuity or yearly pension of 2,000l. to Prince Rupert during his life. Money Book (General) p. 92.
Money warrant for 100l. 7s. 6d. to Sir James Norfolk for one year on his fee of 3s. a day and allowance of 2s. 6d. a day for board wages as a serjeant at arms. Ibid.
Same for 500l. to Robert, Earl of Lindsey and Elizabeth his wife for half a year to June 24 inst. on their annuity or pension of 1,000l. (Letters ut supra dated July 2.) Ibid, p. 93. Out Letters (General) p. 109.
Warrant from Treasurer Danby to the Customs Cashier to pay 15l. 3s. 4d. to Richard Gregory for a quarter to the 24th inst. on his 3s. 4d. a day as messenger attending the Customs : and dormant warrant for same in future. Money Book (General) p. 93.
Money warrant for 600l. and 437l. 10s. 0d. to Thomas Killegrew for respectively 1 years to Lady day last on his annuity or yearly pension of 400l. per an. and 3 quarters on the like of 500l. per an. as a Groom of the Bedchamber ; and for a further 400l. to him (as Master of the Revels) as imprest for making suitable provision for the Office of Revels. Ibid.
Treasurer Danby's allowance of the present June 24 quarter's salary bill of the Excise Office. (Total 2,017l. 10s. 0d.) Ibid, p. 94.
Charles Bertie to the Auditor of the Receipt for tallies on the First Fruits and Tenths for 500l. for last [1677] Midsummer quarter on the Countess of Bristol's two several pensions of 1,000l. per an. each. Out Letters (General) p. 107.
Warrant and instructions from Treasurer Danby to Mr. Richard Gibson. Pursuant to your report of Jan. 19 last to me concerning the debts claimed in the several ports for quartering the sick and wounded seamen and others in the late war, I have for discharge of the same appointed 20,000l. to be paid with the weekly payments of the Navy from Jan. 1 last to Dec. 31 next. I have ordered the Navy Board to make out bills of imprest for paying to you said money as it shall be received, charging said imprests on the Commissioners for Sick and Wounded. You are hereby forthwith to apply yourself to the receipt of the said money and repair to the several ports and at each place to call to your assistance the Agent employed by the Commissioners of the Sick and Wounded, and demand from such of them as failed to give it before a true state of their receipts and payments of money in order to your examining their vouchers in the method you formerly proceeded upon, in order to prevent any double or undue payments. For proof hereof you are to take a certificate from each Agent of your having so done. After this, before you begin the pay, you are to make publication of your receiving the complaints of all such who have parted with their bills at loss. The particulars of such complaints you are to note down in your book against each man's name, that the parties grieved may have such relief (in case such bills remain unpaid) as the Civil Magistrate or Justices of the Peace on the place with yourself shall conclude reasonable ; which if the possessor of any such claim refuses to abide by you are to forbear paying the same till further directions from me. This being done you are without delay, but in the presence of the Civil Magistrate or Justice of Peace on the place to proceed to the paying first and principally all claims for [quarters, etc. of] sick and wounded men put ashore out of any of his Majesty's ships in the late war, which claims, for your more regular guidance herein, are to be signed by the Agent for the Sick and Wounded and owned before the Civil Magistrate to be a debt remaining unpaid which you are to examine with the said Agent's book and not to exceed without a particular affidavit from the Agent or his clerk of the truth thereof. This method you are to follow in all cases where the Agent's book by mistake may fall short of the just debt. In the next place you are to satisfy the claims of all contingencies where you find the debt to be real ; after which you are to proceed to paying the Agents and chirurgeons whose claims are mentioned in your report and not otherwise to prevent the falling short of the fund for the debt claimed. Where you find that any Agent, chirurgeon or others concerned have not managed their trust as they ought, you are to stop payment to them till they give you satisfaction by oath in the truth of what you shall find cause to ask them relating to their imposing either upon his Majesty or the subject. You are not to pay any agent his salary till he shall have satisfied me of his well doing his duty, but where you find any Agent creditor on his account and no complaint arising thereof you are to pay the said credit part provided it be included in his former claim. And since there may probably arise claims for quarters, cures, etc., not hitherto taken notice of by you and for which no provision is made, you are not to allow the payment of any such claim till you have exhibited same to me and have my order therein. And to prevent altering the method of accompting, you are hereby to attest each sum you shall pay, and leave it as a voucher with the Agent whose receipts for the sums paid in an abstract [thereof] shall be your discharge. Warrants not Relating to Money VII. pp. 78-9.
Warrant from Treasurer Danby to the Customs Commissioners to deliver, Customs free, to the Duchess of Portsmouth a little box of gloves lately brought from France in the Anne yacht. Out Letters (Customs) III. p. 323.
Same from same to same to employ John Cox as boatman at Rochester, loco Jonathan Chappel, who declines it.
Bonadventur Cowell as waiter at Torquay, loco Daniel Lustcomb, dismissed.
Ibid.
Same from same to the Customs Cashier to pay 52l. to Mary Grove for one year to 1674, June 24, on the salary of Samuel Grove, her late husband, one of the King's waiters London port, who died 1675, June 29, with two years' salary due to him. (Charles Bertie dated June 30 to Mr. Kent, Cashier to the Customs, to pay same notwithstanding any former restriction.) Money Book (General) p. 88. Out Letters (General) p. 108.
Treasurer Danby's allowance of Richard Mounteney's bill of charges for his quietus est for one year's account ended 1675, Sept. 29, as Cashier of the Customs (total 106l. 0s. 8d.) ; and of his bill of charges for money paid into the Exchequer and for portage of money for one year ended 1676, Sept. 29, amounting in the whole (with the abovesaid 106l. 0s. 8d.) to 331l. 10s. 6d. Money Book (General) p. 80.
June 30. Privy seal authorising Treasurer Danby to empower a person to inspect the Navy ; the King having thought it necessary that an inspection and examination be made from time to time of the comptrols of all accounts of Navy stores and of all wages paid in the yards. Said officer is to make and keep entries thereof for the Lord Treasurer's better and more immediate information of the state of those affairs. The Lord Treasurer to appoint a salary for such officer and his clerks not exceeding 400l. per an. and 50l. per an. each respectively. All persons concerned are to permit them access to all books, accounts, etc. (Royal warrant dated June 23 for said privy seal. Treasurer Danby's subscription dated June 29 of docquet hereof.) King's Warrant Book V. pp. 379-81. Docquet Book, pp. 146-7.
Same for 530l. to Robt., Earl of Sunderland, for his expenses in his voyage to Calais and back again, in which he was lately employed upon his Majesty's special service. (Treasurer Danby's subscription dated July 2 of docquet hereof. Money warrant dated July 5 hereon. Charles Bertie dated July 16 to Mr. Kent, the Customs Cashier, to bring same in with [due] respect to the weekly payments ; and same to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue same.) King's Warrant Book V. p. 382. Docquet Book, p. 147. Money Book (General) p. 95. Out Letters (General) p. 116.
Privy seal for granting to the town of Northampton during the residue of the term of seven years, to be accompted from 1675, Sept. 29, the Hearthmoney within the said town ; to be for and towards the building and repairing of churches and other public buildings within said town : exact yearly accounts of the said Hearthmoney receipts to be kept and the money to be paid (by tally on the Hearthmoney Farmers during their farm and afterwards by some officer to be appointed by the Lord Treasurer) to Richd. Rainsford, William Tate, Tho. Willoughby, John Willoughby and Williem Buckley to be by them expended under the direction of James, Earl of Northampton : all in pursuance of the petition of the Mayor and Aldermen of said town representing the sad and miserable condition of the inhabitants thereof by reason of a late dreadful fire which happened about Michaelmas, 1675, which consumed all or the greatest part of that town. (Royal warrant dated June 24 for said privy seal. Treasurer Danby's subscription dated July 2 of docquet hereof.) King's Warrant Book V. pp. 383-4, 379, Docquet Book, p. 148.
[?] Same, unfinished and undated, for calling to account all the collectors and receivers of fee farm and other dry rents in arrear before 1675, Michaelmas, and for appointing Henry Guy, a Groom of the Bedchamber, to be Receiver General of the moneys so due : Guy to dispose thereof as the King shall direct by royal sign manual : and the Lord Treasurer to authorise by warrant all such persons as said Guy shall name to him to collect said arrears as by schedules thereof to be given in by the abovesaid receivers : the persons so named to be sworn by the Lord Chamberlain as Messengers of the Chamber for this particular service, and to have usual riding charges : [Guy to have power to compound (with the Lord Treasurer's consent) for such of said arrears as appear to be overcharged : the acquittances of said Guy and messengers to be a discharge of the persons so in arrear] : all by reason that divers such rents were in arrear to the Crown for several years before they were by the Trustees for Fee Farms either sold or set apart for the payment of pensions, salaries or the like, all which arrears are in the hands of tenants or fee farmers or of the said collectors and receivers. (Royal warrant dated June 22 for said privy seal. Treasurer Danby's subscription dated July 2 of docquet hereof. The portion of the text above within square brackets is taken from the docquet.) King's Warrant Book V. pp. 385-7, 379. Docquet Book, p. 148.
June 30. Same for 154l. per an. to Sir Jeffery Shackerly : to be payable quarterly during pleasure, commencing the first payment from Lady day last : to be received without accompt. (Royal warrant dated June 22 for said privy seal for 144l. (sic) per an. as a pension. Treasurer Danby's subscription dated July 2 of docquet hereof, being for 154l. per an.) King's Warrant Book V. pp. 400, 379. Docquet Book, p. 147.
June 30
[? erratum for July 30.]
Warrant from Treasurer Danby to William Chiffinch, Woodward of Windsor Forest, to fell 100 tons of timber (not being ship timber) in such places of said forest where it may best be spared, and to deliver same to the officers of the Works to be employed in rebuilding and repairing Windsor Castle ; and 30 loads of coarse timber to be delivered to the inhabitants of the King's manor of Cookham to be employed in rebuilding and repairing the bridges within said manor : the charge of felling to be defrayed out of the offal, rendering an account of the overplus and of the whole. Warrants not Relating to Money VI. p. 93.
June 30. 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 500l. for half a quarter on the Lord Chancellor's pension of 4,000l. per an. Out Letters (General) p. 107.
The like letters for 250l. for half a year to June 24 last on Col. Thomas Howard's and his sister's pension. Ibid.
Charles Bertie to the Receivers of Excise to pay forthwith to the Duchess of Portsmouth 2,150l. upon account of her pension [same being for the period] ending the 24th inst. ; "for which you shall have a regular discharge." Ibid.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to pay (and to the Customs Cashier to bring in with respect, etc.) 415l. 10s. 6d. for the officers of the Works to pay off the several warrants of Dec. 20 last for one year of their several salaries. Ibid.