Entry Book: June 1679, 21-30

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June 1679

Date. Nature and Substance of the Entry. Reference.
June 21. Treasury warrant to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 500l. to Edward Seymour on any unsatisfied, unappropriated orders in his name as Treasurer of the Navy; for the service of the Navy: to be paid over to the Navy; Victuallers: to be issued out of the 4,000l. which the Customs Cashier is to bring into the Exchequer this week. Money Book, p. 79.
The like for 2,500l. to same for the Navy: to be issued ut supra. Ibid.
The like for 600l. to Baptist May on any unsatisfied orders in his name as Keeper of the Privy Purse: for the service of the Privy Purse: to be issued ut supra. Ibid.
June 21. Money warrant for 25l. each to Mris. Mary Nevill and Mris. Sophia Nevill for half a year to Christmas last on their annuities or yearly pensions of 50l. each: to be issued ut supra. (Money order dated June 23 hereon.) Money Book, p. 80. Order Book XXXVIII. p. 16.
Same for 19l. 7s. 8d. to Henry Norris for one year to Lady day last on his fee of 12d. a day and allowance of 26s. 8d. per an. for a livery as his Majesty's joiner: to be issued ut supra. Money Book, p. 80.
Same for 75l. to Mris. Honora Harding for one quarter on her pension of 300l. per an.: to be issued ut supra. Ibid.
Same for 75l. to Col. Thomas Howard, of Suffolk, for last Lady day quarter on his annuity or pension of 300l. per an.: to be issued ut supra. Ibid, p. 81.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Cashier to pay 50l. to Juliana (Coningsby, now wife of Amias) Hext, for last Lady day quarter on her pension. Ibid, p. 80.
Money warrant for 227l. 10s. 0d. to Sir Richard Bulstrode for a quarter's ordinary January 17 last to April 18 last as Resident with the Governor of the Spanish Netherlands: to be issued out of the 772l. 3s. 0d. lately paid into the Exchequer by the Customs Cashier as received from the sureties of R. Stockdale. (Money order dated June 25 hereon: the money order is margined with a clause of direction as follows "167l. 10s. 0d. to be paid out of Mr. Stockdale's debt and the remainder out of any money in the Exchequer.") Ibid, p. 81. Order Book XXXVIII. p. 17.
Same for 455l. to William Soames for three months to May 9 last on his ordinary as Envoy Extraordinary to the Duchess Regent of Savoy: to be paid out of the money payable into the Exchequer on orders assigned to the Marquess of Winchester ut infra, p. 114. (Money order dated July 2 hereon.) Money Book, p. 92. Order Book XXXVIII. p. 21.
Royal sign manual for 70l. to William Gregory, Esq., Speaker of the House of Commons, as royal bounty without accompt. (Money warrant dated June 23 hereon: to be satisfied out of the 772l. 3s. 0d. paid into the Exchequer by the Customs Cashier, being received by him from Michael Arnold and William Dent, sureties of Robert Stockdale. Money order dated June 25 hereon.) King's Warrant Book, p. 60. Money Book, p. 82. Order Book XXXVIII. p. 18.
Henry Guy to Mr. Tregagle (and the like letter to Sir Peter Killegrew) to proceed to the declaring your account for one year to 1678, Lady day, as Receiver General of the Duchy of Cornwall; and to deliver to William Harbord, auditor of said Duchy, all your vouchers relating to the accompt of same for the year ending Lady day last, to the end the Treasury Lords may see the true state and condition of that revenue. Out Letters (General) p. 74.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt for an account of all the assignments made by Sir John James and Major Huntington on any of their orders for 200,000l. on the Land tax [last Eighteen Months' Assessment, viz., on the last twelve months thereof] for 412,925l. 14s. 6d. Ibid.
June 21. Henry Guy to Mr. Hater. There is a considerable sum of the Queen's portion on board the Mary, Capt. Killigrew, from Portugal. Send the Treasury word on Monday whether said frigate comes about by the Downs to bring home the said money. If not, the Treasury Lords desire that a yacht may be sent on purpose to fetch it. Out Letters (General) p. 74.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of a second petition of Margaret Lloyd, wife of Capt. David Lloyd, on reference thereof from the King to the Treasury. In May, 1678, petitioner prayed for a landwaiter's place in Plymouth port in consideration of her husband's sufferings, imprisonments and services. Same was referred to Treasurer Danby by the King, but not reported on by him. Out Letters (Customs) p. 58.
Same to same of the petition of Col. Hene praying a a landwaiter's place London port: he having spent a very good estate in the civil wars in raising a company of foot at his own charge when the King set up his standard at Nottingham; and afterwards raised a troop of horse and served as Mayor, Lieut., Capt., Col. and Governor of Heworth till its surrender. Ibid, p. 59.
Treasury warrant to same to pay 5l. to John Margetts, collector of Woodbridge port, over and above his salary, viz., for the half year ending at midsummer next [the 24th inst.] as for an additional allowance of 10l. to his present salary: he having performed the offices of collector, waiter and searcher there from Michaelmas, 1671, with the salary of only 10l. per an. and discovered several frauds and made divers seizures. From Midsummer next said additional 10l. per an. is to be inserted on the establishment. Ibid.
June 23. Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of Ralph Williamson's proposals for the better management of his Majesty's Customs in the Northern parts. Ibid, p. 60.
Henry Guy to Mr. Griffin [at the office of the Treasurer of the Chamber]. The King's footmen complain to the Treasury that you have not paid them the 270l. which you promised them out of the money that Mr. Kent advanced on your tally, and which [item] you gave in to the Treasury Lords in your list of payments to be made out of that money. Their Lordships desire your compliance forthwith with this payment. Out Letters (General) p. 75.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt for an account of all the orders charged on the 412,695l. 0s. 0d. by the present twelve months [of the Eighteen Months'] tax, in whose names the orders are, what dates and number and for what uses. Ibid.
Same to the Navy Commissioners. The Treasury Lords not being able at present to provide otherwise for the payment of the foreign bills of exchange, desire that they may be paid out of this week's weekly money [paid by the Customs to the Navy]. Ibid.
June 23. Henry Guy to Sir John James (and the like to Major Huntington and Lemuel Kingdon) to attend the Treasury Lords on Wednesday next at 8 a.m. with all the tallies and original orders you have or a true list of their numbers, dates and sum and which of them are assigned and which not. Out Letters (General) p. 76.
Same to the Earl of Ranelagh for an accompt of what you have paid to Mr. Roberts towards the building at Windsor [Castle]. (The like letters to Mr. Steevens and Mr. Chiffinch.) Ibid.
Treasury reference to Sir W. Jones, Attorney General, William Harbord, Surveyor General [of Crown Lands], and Mr. Tregagle, of the petition to the King from Francis Roberts, Esq., and Sir Rich. Edgcumbe, Kt. of the Bath. Said petition sets forth that the tinners of Cornwall and their ancestors have for a long time enjoyed the privilege of coining their tin four times a year, paying certain known and accustomed duties to the King, viz., at Midsummer. Michaelmas, Christmas and Lady day: that within these last three years they have been often denied the two latter coinages, to the King's damage, the tin being by that means much embezzled and transported beyond sea without paying duty at all, and also to the great loss of the poor adventuring tinners who cannot support their families and works without frequent selling their tin. Petitioners therefore pray the benefit of said four coinages yearly as heretofore and that a bill be brought into Parliament for that purpose in order to the better establishing the same. Ibid, p. 77.
Like reference to the Attorney General of Richard Deerham's proposal of sureties for his well answering the issues of his office as Receiver of Recusants' estates in several counties and places. Ibid.
Report to the King from the Treasury Lords on the petition of Richard Beckford, Edward Franklyn and others who pray settlement by way of [perpetual] annuity (as the bankers have) for moneys due to them. From the certificates from the Auditor of the Receipt it appears that the sums following, amounting in all to 15,850l. 3s. 3d. principal money. are assigned by Mris. Dorothea Colvile to the following persons (which persons or others claiming from or under them are the petitioners herein) upon orders registered originally in the names of Col. William Legg, late Lieutenant of the Ordnance, and others. No part of the said 15,850l. 3s. 3d. nor any interest for the same has been paid at the Exchequer or is included in the accompt of Mris. Colvile's debt, which was satisfied by a grant of perpetual interest. The said debts are of the same nature with those of the goldsmiths. Therefore we think it reasonable that the interest thereon should be stated from the dates on which the principal should have been paid (had there been no stop of the Exchequer) until Lady day last and a 6 per cent. perpetual annuity on the Excise be granted thereon for such principal, plus interest made into principal: viz.: Warrants not Relating to Money, pp. 18–19.
[Orders originally charged] on the Hearthmoney:—
No. l. s. d.
1060, to Dr. Pinfold 230 0 0
Dr. Hervey 100 0 0
Robt. Wickenden 200 0 0
Edward Bolle 400 0 0
Thomas Whale 220 0 0
1078, to Dr. South 210 17 8
£1,360 17 8
Orders originally charged] on the impositions on wines and vinegar:—
No. l. s. d.
42, to Peer Williams 500 0 0
Humphry Jennings 400 0 0
43, " William Standley 450 0 0
44, " John Lane 800 0 0
John Marlow 400 0 0
45, " Edward Franklyn 742 13 9
Richard Beckford 1,000 0 0
Andrew West 636 11 10
47, " Sir Theophilus Bydolph 900 0 0
48, " Samuel Devisher 950 0 0
49, " Richard Hyder 400 0 0
Henry Hunter 500 0 0
50, " John Hoskyns 400 0 0
51, " William Allington 600 0 0
Robert Brainsby 200 0 0
60, " William Standley 1,550 0 0
John Banning 560 0 0
Richard Beckford 1,000 0 0
Thomas Pinfold 1,000 0 0
George Stockdale 300 0 0
Widow Churchill 700 0 0
£13,989 5 7
[Orders charged originally] on the Customs:—
No. l. s. d.
28, to Robert Baron 500 0 0
June 23. Treasury fiat for letters patent to constitute John Butler, gent., one of the Customs or collectors of Boston port, loco Thomas Hodges, lately deceased. Warrants not Relating to Money. p. 19.
Cave that no grant pass of the office of Searcher of the port of Whitehaven and Carlisle till Capt. Miller be heard, to whom the King has promised same; in case that office becomes forfeited by Tho. Addison the present searcher. Caveat Book, p. 4.
Cave that no money be isued to William Bowles, Esq., as Master of the Tents, Toils and Pavilions till Lestrange Symes, Clerk Comptroller of Tents, etc., be heard upon his petition. Ibid.
There being due to the Marquess of Worcester as Governor of Chepstow Castle, 343l. 12s. 8d. for the two musters of September and November, 1678, which Mr. Kingdon is to pay, his lordship desires, by his servant Mr. Harcourt, that he may have notice before Mr. Kingdon be paid for those musters. Ibid.
Treasury warrant to the Receipt for tallies on the London Excise for 1,500l. to Heneage, Lord Finch. for 1½ quarters to Lady day last upon his pension of 4,000l. per an. Money Book, p. 81.
June 23. Money warrant for 12l. 10s. 0d. to Nicholas Estoll, gent., for last Lady day quarter on his pension of 50l. per an. granted for discovering a plot against the King's person and other treacherous designs: same to be satisfied (together with the orders for 25l. already drawn for half a year of the same) out of the 4,000l. Customs money paid into the Exchequer this week. (Money order dated June 27 hereon.) Money Book, p. 82. Order Book XXXVIII, p. 19.
Treasury warrant to the Auditor of the Receipt to take in and cancel an order of May 23 last for 5,000l. to Sidney Godolphin as Master of the Robes, being for one year to June 24 inst. as by the royal letters patent of November 16 last: and in lieu thereof to draw an order for 3,750l. to said Godolphin, whereof 3,375l. is to be on account for the charge of said Office and the remaining 375l. for his own use without account: the whole to be for three quarters of a year ended at Lady day last. (Money order dated June 26 hereon for 3,750l. for the half year ended Christmas last and in part of the half year ended June 24 inst. Together with: a letter of direction dated June 27 hereon for same to be satisfied by tallies on Anthony Row and partners. Contractors for the Hearthmoney, on the 81,000l. payable by them 1680, September 19, for farm rent for the half year to 1680, Lady day. Money Book, p. 83. Order Book XXXVIII. p. 17.
Money warrant for 10,000l. to Edward Seymour, Treasurer of the Navy, upon account and in part of the 58,400l. authorised by the privy seal of March 19 last for building two second rates and two third rates, see supra. p. 12: the said use to be so expressed in said orders and same to be registered on and payable in course out of the Poll. The present warrant is made in obedience to an order of the King in Council of the 6th inst. Money Book, p. 83. Order Book XXXVIII. p. 17.
Treasury allowance of the bill of John Langwith for allowance for his attendance on the Treasury as on of the Messengers of the Chamber, viz., 45l. 13s. 4d. for 1678, June 24, to March 25 last at 3s. 4d a day. Money Book, p. 84.
June 24. Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of Sir John Cope's complaint against the head searcher and under searcher in London port. Out Letters (Customs) p. 60.
Henry Guy to Mr. Ashmole. Comptroller of Excise. You do not send to the Treasury Lords the weekly certificates of the Excise so punctually as they expect. You are to send them every week more punctually for the future. Out Letters (General) p. 76.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt for a list of tallies on the Excise similar to the list of those on the Customs. Ibid.
Money warrant for 1,500l. to Sir John Kirk, Kt., Receiver and Paymaster of the Band of Gentlemen Pensioners: being in full for last Lady day quarter wages and board wages to said Band, to the Captain, Lieutenant, Standard Bearer. Clerk of the Cheque, Harbinger and Gentlemen Pensioners consisting of 40 persons as by the patent of 1661, April 11: to be satisfied out of the moneys of First Fruits and Tenths in the Exchequer. (Money order dated June 25 hereon.) King's Warrant Book, p. 60. Order Book XXXVIII. p. 16.
June 25. Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioner of the petition of Robert Bertie, secretary to said Commissioners, praying that the [saving of] 75l. per an. on the salary of Mr. Sanson as [late] surveyor of Bristol may be established on petitioner for the relief of his clerks; Mr. Sanson having 120l. out of 280l. per an. allowed for such clerks. Out Letters (Customs) p. 60.
Treasury warrant to same to restore 21l. 5s. 0d. received by the Collector of Minehead from Humphry Willett on behalf of his correspondents the owners of the ship St. Savoir, of Rouen, for [French] tonnage duty on said ship, which being bound from Lisbon to Rouen, did on her way come to Minehead and there set ashore two passengers, Monsieur Contess and Bignion: said vessel having been six weeks at sea on her voyage from Lisbon reduced to great scarcity of provisions, and said passengers, after laying seven or eight days at a victualling or alehouse, returned on board and went along with her when same was furnished with bread, beer, etc. Ibid.
Same for the execution of a warrant of Treasurer Danby's dated 1678, June 4. to the Customs Commissioners to permit William Morgan, the King's Cosmographer, to import 10,500 reams of royal or other paper to London port within five years from May 31 last, duty free, in accordance with the privy seal of May 31 last. Ibid, p. 61.
Appending: a note of the imports of said paper as endorsed on the said warrant.
Henry Guy to the Hearthmoney Contractors to pay into the Exchequer this week the 1,167l. 5s. 9d. remaining of the 35,000l. advance money due from you the 24th inst [being the unpaid remains or] "over and above what tallys are struck upon you for part of that advance." Out Letters (General) p. 78.
Same to [? Samuel Pepys]. The bearer. Mr. James Heriot, is appointed to fetch the [remains of the Queen's dowry or] Portugal money from on board the Mary. Give him an order for one of the King's yachts to attend him herein. Ibid.
Treasury reference to William Harbord, Surveyor General of Crown Lands, of the petition of Thomas Lisle to the King for a further term after his present reversionary term of eight years in Shaw Farm, co. Berks, in consideration of his services and of the King's promise to him of the office of keeper of St. James's Park: petitioner having expended all his fortune in purchasing and building on the same: and the King being graciously disposed to gratify him. Ibid, p. 80.
Privy seal for 13,826l. 3s. 4d. to Sir Stephen Fox, Kt., as imprest for pay of "the Forces which we have thought fit to raise for assisting our loyal subjects of Scotland to suppress the rebellion there." and is for one lunary month commencing to said Forces according to their establishment and musters; and also the further sum of 9,440l. as imprest for levying several of the said Forces: said sums to be issued to Fox from time to time according to such warrants as he shall receive from the King or the Duke of Monmouth. (Royal warrant dated June 18 for said privy seal.) King's Warrant Book, pp. 93. 60.
June 25. Care that no transcript signed by the late Lord Treasurer [Danby] be confirmed by the Treasury Lords for a lease to William Scawen as Trustee for Mr. Ward of the collection of the small rents in Launceston, co. Devon, till Ellis Lloyd be heard for Viscount Grandison. Caveat Book, p. 4.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Cashier to pay 15l. to John Langwith for last Lady day quarter as Messenger [of the Chamber] appointed to attend the Customs. Money Book, p. 84.
Same to the Receipt to take in and cancel a tally stricken at the Receipt May 5 last for 1,000l. struck on the Commissioners and Receiver General of Excise as due upon their account, which tally is [at present] in the hands of Sir George Wharton, Bart., Treasurer of the Ordnance, who is to employ the same about the fortifications at Portsmouth. In lieu of said tally another is to be stricken for the like sum upon George Dashwood et al., Farmers of Excise, as in part of the 27,666l. 6s. 4½d. payable by them as for their first year's Excise surplus. Ibid, p. 86.
June 26. Money warrant for 40l. to Robert Brady, Dr. in Physique and Reader of the same in the University of Cambridge, for one year to Lady day last upon his fee [as Reader]: to be paid out of any moneys in the Exchequer not appropriated to particular uses. Ibid, p. 84.
Same for 40l. to John Board. Dr. of the Civil Law and Reader of same in the University of Cambridge, for one year to Lady day last on his fee: to be paid ut supra. Ibid.
Same for 62l. 10s. 0d. to Charles, Lord Lucas, for half a quarter on his pension of 500l. per an. to be paid out of the 772l. 3s. 0d. of R. Stockdale's debt in the Exchequer. Ibid, p. 85.
Treasury warrant to the Auditor of the Receipt to satisfy to Phillip Packer, Paymaster of the Works, 579l. 4s. 9d. and 127l. 12s. 4d. remaining due severally upon an order of August 13 last for 1,022l. 13s. 10d. (for wages, disbursements and charges for keeping his Majesty's Privy Garden and Fountain Garden and cleansing the long stone Gallery at Whitehall on which order several sums amounting to 443l. 9s. 1d. have been paid, thus leaving 579l. 4s. 9d.) and upon an order of same date for 390l. 19s. 10d. to same (for the like keeping his Majesty's Bowling Green and Balcony Garden plots at Hampton Court, on which order several sums amounting to 263l. 7s. 6d. have been paid, thus leaving 127l. 12s. 4d.): the present payment to be made out of the 35,000l. which Anthony Rowe and partners, Contractors for the Hearthmoney, are to pay on the 24th inst. in part of their 150,000l. advance money. Ibid.
Money warrant for 80l. to Leonard Gurle for two years to Lady day last on his fee of 40l. per an. as Keeper of his Majesty's Garden in St. James's Park: to be paid ut supra. Ibid. p. 86.
June 26. Money warrant for 100l. to Isabella Bointon, widow, for half a year to 1677, Michaelmas, on her annuity or pension of 200l. to be paid ut supra. Money Book, p. 86.
Same for 100l. to Sutton Oglethorp for half a year to 1678, June 24, on his fee of 200l. per an. as Master of his Majesty's studs: to be paid ut supra. Ibid, p. 88.
Treasury constitution and appointment of James Herriott, of London, goldsmith, to receive from Capt. Henry Killegrew from on board the ship Mary 6 chests, containing 21 contos, 700 mil., 512 reis [21,700 milreis, 512 reis] Portuguese money which were received by Francis Parry, Esq., his Majesty's agent in Portugal, on account of the Queen Consort's portion and by him consigned to the Treasury Lords. Said Herriott to give an acquittance for same, and to bring them to London and there in the presence of the Master and Worker, Warden and Comptroller of the Mint. to open and deliver same by weight and tale to Henry Slingsby, the Master and Worker of the Mint, to be coined into English money for his Majesty's use. Warrants not Relating to Money, p. 20.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to restore the 12l. 10s. 0d. received by the collector of the Customs at Dartmouth for the [French] tonnage [duty] of the ship Princess Royal or Mary, of Abbeville, it appearing from the said Commissioners presentation of the 16th inst. that said ship being a French vessel did set on shore at Dartmouth one Anthony Dutheron who was a passenger in her, but is an inhabitant of Dartmouth, the shipmaster (being bound from Rochelle to St. Valery) having taken said passenger for courtesy to carry him to St. Valery or to put him on board another English vessel by the way, and that his ship was forced into Dartmouth by stress of weather where the master put said passenger ashore, but afterwards took him in again and meeting an English vessel at sea, put him on board her: but the said French vessel afterwards putting in at Plymouth, the said officer found her there and forced her master to pay said 12l. 10s. 0d. (In the margin: Mr. Papillon.) Money Book, pp. 93–4.
Royal warrant to the Treasury Lords to give warrant to William Roberts, gent., as paymaster of the moneys for the repair of Windsor Castle, to pay to Hugh May, Comptroller of the Works, 500l. for one year from 1678, September 1, for his care and pains in and about the building and repairing of said castle: to be paid by two equal payments of 250l. each, the first presently and the second on September I next. (Treasury warrant dated June 27 hereon accordingly to said Roberts.) King's Warrant Book, p. 61. Money Book, p. 88.
Treasury reference to the Lord Chief Baron of William Alport's petition on behalf of himself and other clerks of the peace. Report what they may deserve for their pains in making up the Hearthmoney rolls for those years in which they had no allowance of salary. Out Letters (General) p. 79.
Same to Sir Robert Croke [Clerk of the Pipe], for a list of all persons that appear in your office [by schedule of Pipe] to be committed as Recusants. Ibid.
June 26. Henry Guy to Sir Geo. Downing for the reasons why Francis King and John Evans were suspended from tidewaiters' places Bristol port: they petitioning to be restored. Out Letters (Customs) p. 61.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Simon Johnson, of London, mariner, and master of the Lyon, praying for the discharge of his ship seized under the Navigation Act. Ibid, p. 62.
Treasury warrant to same to employ Edward Fane as collector of Poole port, loco John Rowe directed to be dismissed: with an addition of 10l. to the salary of 50l. per an. Ibid.
Same to same to execute an order of the King in Council dated Whitehall, June 20. Ibid, pp. 62–3.
Prefixing: said order, for the Customs free shipment of the following for the supply of the Garrison of Tangier as represented to the Privy Council this day by the Lords Committees of Council for the affairs of Tangier: viz., 100 chaldron of coal; 509,600lbs. of biscuit; 45,500 four-lb. pieces of beef; 36,400 two-lb. pieces of pork; 4,550 bushels of pease; 3,412 half bushels of oatmeal; 27,300lb. of butter; 36,400lb. of Cheshire cheese.
June 27. Treasury reference to Auditor Shales, of the Law duty Farmers' account for the first half year [of their farm]. Out Letters (General) p. 79.
Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to make out the imprest certificates of all the moneys paid to Samuel Pepys as Receiver and Treasurer of Tangier [viz., that yet] unaccompted for. "And in case the several accountants for whom you have already made out the imprest certificates do not call for the same you are also desired to give the Treasury Lords an account thereof." Ibid.
Same to Samuel Pepys to despatch his account as above. Ibid, p. 80.
Same to Sir Robert Crooke [Clerk of the Pipe], for an account what supers are standing out in your office for money which should have been paid by the peers by virtue of any Poll bill or Subsidy since the Restoration. Ibid.
Same to the Treasurer of the Navy. Sir John James and Major Huntington have by direction of the Treasury Lords assigned an order No. 86 for 15,000l. registered on the 412,925l. 14s. 6d. [part of the Eighteen Months' tax] to Mr. Antho. Stephens your cashier. Upon the said order said Stephens has assigned 1,590l. to Wortley Wherwood, 5,300l. to Sir Allen Brodericke and 2,120l. to Sir William Godolphin, Bart. [in repayment] for money which they have advanced to him for the Navy. But in the said assignments by Stephens there is allowed to said assignees 5,010l. for 6 per cent. interest and 2 per cent. gratuity for the moneys they advance, computed for nine months. I signify this to you by direction of the Treasury Lords. Ibid, pp. 80–1.
Royal sign manual for 100l. to Goodetha Price, relict of Sir Herbert Price, as royal bounty without accompt. (Money warrant dated July 2 hereon. Money order dated July 12 hereon.) King's Warrant Book, p. 64. Money Book, p. 95. Order Book XXXVIII. p. 23.
June 27. Treasury warrant to the Receipt to issue 260l. to Sir Edward Griffin upon any unsatisfied orders in his name as Treasurer of the Chamber; for the service of the Chamber: to be satisfied by tallies on Anthony Rowe and partners, Contractors for the Hearthmoney, in part of the 81,000l. payable 1680, Sept. 19, for the half year's Hearthmoney farm rent due 1680, Lady day. Said tallies are to be delivered over to Richard Dalton, serjeant of his Majesty's wine cellar, or to his assignee Lowd Cordell, in satisfaction of the like sum which according to a certificate of Humphrey Dove, clerk to the Treasurer of the Chamber, is due in said Office to said Dalton for lodgings out of Court for five years ended 1668, Lady day. Money Book, pp. 88–9.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 2,500l. to Edward Seymour on any unsatisfied, unappropriated orders in his name as Treasurer of the Navy; for the service of the Navy: to be issued out of the 4,000l. which the Customs Cashier is directed to bring into the Exchequer this week. Ibid, p. 89.
The like for 500l. to same to be by him paid over to the Victuallers of the Navy: to be issued ut supra. Ibid.
The like for 275l. to same to be by him paid over for the service of the sick and wounded men: to be issued ut supra. Ibid.
The like for 600l. to Baptist May on any unsatisfied orders in his name as Keeper of the Privy Purse; for the service of the Privy Purse: to be issued ut supra. Ibid, p. 90.
Money warrant for 208l. 4s. 2d. to Francis Brampston for 76 days from the last day of Hilary term last to April 29 last on his salary or allowances as a Serjeant at Law: to be paid out of what Custom money is now remaining in the Exchequer. Ibid.
Same for the following sums for last Lady day quarter's salaries, etc., for the officers of the Committee of Trade and Plantations, viz., 100l. to Sir Phillip Lloyd, as Clerk of the [Privy] Council, attending; 62l. 10s. 0d. to William Blathwaite as assistant to the said Clerk of the Council and 25l. for additional salary as by the order in Council of 1677, November 14; 25l. for salary to two clerks; 9l. 2s. 6d. to the underkeeper of the records of the [Privy] Council for furnishing pens, ink and paper at the [Plantation] Board; 18l. 5s. 0d. to Ben. Coling and Nath. Cox, keepers of the [Privy] Council chambers for attendance and incidents [for the Plantation Board]; 12l. 10s. 0d. to a messenger and his assistant; 5l. to a servant to look to the Office and a woman to clean it; 7l. 10s. 0d. for rent for two rooms in Scotland Yard; 8l. 13s. 0d. for stationery ware and binding of books; 10l. for fire, candle, postage, bills of rate and price current, etc.; 12l. 10s. 0d. for an extraordinary clerk by order of the Committee; 18l. for Exchequer and other fees payable on receipt of [the money for] this account: (total 289l. 0s. 6d.): all as by bill thereof allowed by six Lords of the Privy Council April 1 last. (Money orders dated July 1 hereon for 251l. 10s. 6d. to said Lloyd and 37l. 10s. 0d. to said Blathwaite.) Ibid, pp. 90–1. Order Book XXXVIII. pp. 20, 21.
[? June 27.] [Money order for payment of the following] rewards to the officers and ministers of the Receipt of the Exchequer for one year ended Lady day last, viz., 7l. to Anne Fauconberge, relict and administratrix of Edward Fauconberge, late a deputy chamberlain of the Receipt; 7l. to John Lowe; 5l. to Richard Bryan; 5l. to John Tayler as clerks and ministers of the Receipt for extra pains in vacation time in levying tallies, etc.; 6l. to Francis Simpson, clerk of William Wardour, for the like attendance about the Pells Issues; 5l. to Robert Packer as doorkeeper of the said Receipt. Order Book XXXVIII. p. 19.
June 28. Henry Guy to Sir Richard Mason to attend the Attorney General concerning the renewing the warrant for bringing in the arrears of the late Queen Mother's jointure: and to attend the Treasury Lords Wednesday morning next at 8 a.m. about the business of the [? Queen Mother's] Receivers. At Sir Robert Vyner's desire the Treasury Lords have put off his business till Thursday week. Attend then about it. Out Letters (General) p. 81.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to forbear further prosecution of David Horton, late collector of Cowes, and Mr. Claxton "because Mr. Claxton has agreed with the Treasury Lords to pay the money due from the said Horton." Ibid.
Treasury warrant to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue to Sir Henry Goodrick for three months' advance of ordinary as Envoy Extraordinary to Spain the 455l. remaining due and in part of the order of the 13th inst. for 955l. "which was drawn to supply a former order for the same sum that happened to be lost or mislaid" on which order 500l. for equipage is already satisfied. The present issue to be satisfied out of such money as is or shall be paid into the Exchequer for and in consideration of the assignments of several sums amounting to 24,953l. 6s. 4d. made by the Treasurer of the Navy and Anthony Segar to Charles, Marquess of Winchester, upon several orders numbered 92 and 93 registered on the 412,925l. 14s. 6d. [part of the last Eighteen Months' tax]. See infra, p. 130. Money Book. p. 92.
Money warrant for 728l. to John Brisbane for 182 days December 17 last to June 17 inst. on his ordinary of 4l. a day as Agent for soliciting his Majesty's affairs in the Court of France: to be issued out of, etc., ut supra. (Money order dated July 2 hereon.) Ibid, p. 93. Order Book XXXVIII. p. 21.
Same for 125l. to Dame Joan Howard, relict of Thomas, Lord Howard of Escrick, for last Lady day quarter on her pension. Money Book, p. 93.
June 30. Henry Guy to the Auditors of Imprests to hasten the account of Henry Slingsby as Master Worker of the Mint; acquainting the Treasury if you meet with any obstructions therein: and further, jointly with Sir John James and partners to state the account of the Guards, Garrisons and new raised Forces for the time that Mr. Kingdon was Paymaster [thereof]. Out Letters (General) p. 82.
June 30. Henry Guy to said Sir John James and partners to attend said auditors to-morrow about said army accounts. Out Letters (General) p. 82.
Same to Sir Edmund Turnor [Surveyor General of the outports], for an account what arrears of the Coinage duty are standing out in the outports. Ibid.
Privy seal for discharging and acquitting Eustace Budgell and his heirs (on his payment of 196l. 16s. 0½d. into the Exchequer) from all accomptability relating to the 236l. 1s. 0½d. as part of the debt owing to the King from Thomas Chudleigh, late of Exeter, co. Devon, deceased, said Chudleigh having been in his lifetime Receiver for co. Devon of the Free and Voluntary Present of 13 Car. II., upon which accompt he became indebted to the King 714l. 15s. 3d. and at his death left certain goods in his house at Exeter within the manor of Bradninch part of the Duchy of Cornwall, which by several Treasury warrants made in 1668 and 1669, directed to said Budgell as understeward of said manor were by him seized, appraised and sold for the King's use, amounting in the whole to 236l. 1s. 0½d., as appears by several reports of Sir C. Harbord, deceased, late Surveyor General [of Crown Lands], Sir Robert Howard, Kt., now Auditor of the Receipt, and others to whom the examination of this accompt was referred: the said referees having further certified that said Budgell has paid to the Receiver of the Duchy of Cornwall for the rent of said Chudleigh's house 12l. 10s. 0d. for 2½ years to Lady day, 1668, at 5l. per an., and hath disbursed in necessary charges about the sale of said goods 4l. 3s. 0d., and that he deserves 2s. per £ (in all 23l. 12s. 0d.) for his pains and expenses therein: which allowances of, in all, 40l. 3s. 0d. are hereby authorised, leaving the said balance of 196l. 16s. 0½d. due as above. Further the said sum of 196l. 16s. 0½d. when so paid into the Exchequer is hereby to be immediately issued out again to John Sayer (Sayers), the King's Master Cook, as royal bounty without accompt. (Royal warrant dated June 27 to the Clerk of the Signet to prepare said privy seal. Money warrant dated July 9 hereon for payment of said sum to said Sayers in manner above. Money order dated July 14 hereon.) King's Warrant Book, pp. 62–3. Money Book, p. 105. Order Book XXXVIII. p. 23.
Same for 20,000l. per an. to Henry Guy for secret service: to be for three years from Christmas last by quarterly payments: the first 5,000l. to be paid forthwith as for Lady day last: the next payment to be made for June 24 quarter now past and so onwards: to be without accompt: and to be paid out of Excise moneys in the Exchequer or by tallies on the Excise. King's Warrant Book, p. 63.
Same for 500l. for equipage and 5l. a day as ordinary to Henry Sidney, Esq., appointed Envoy Extraordinary to the States General of the United Provinces: the ordinary to be paid quarterly; the first quarter thereof to be advanced: together with the usual clause for the allowance of extra-ordinaries. Ibid, p. 67.
June 30. Privy seal for 500l. for equipage and 5l. a day as ordinary to Robert Roberts, Esq., appointed Envoy Extraordinary to the King of Denmark: to be paid, etc., ut supra. King's Warrant Book, p. 119.
Same for the discharge of Phillip Packer from the 2,500l. imprest item and the 2,500l. payable by the two orders of loan, etc., ut supra, pp. 82–3. Ibid, pp. 128–30.
Treasury warrant to Sir Robert Croke, Clerk of the Pipe, to make allowance in account to Thomas Newton, Esq., late sheriff of Surrey (on his production of tallies purporting his payment into the Receipt of 198l. 14s. 0d. levied on the goods of Sir John Southcott, of Marsham [Merstham], co. Surrey, Kt.), of the sum of 16l. 16s. 0d. for his poundage fees on the 224l. levied as below and 7l. for extraordinary charge about the same and 30s. for passing his quietus: the said sheriff having by virtue of process out of the Exchequer seized several lands and tenements of said Southcott convicted for Recusancy and returned an inquisition thereof to the value of 112l. per an. and received nothing either for his own pains or his officers'; and he having further lately levied of the goods of the said Southcott 224l. for two years' rent or value of the said lands on which levy he prays his poundage and charges, etc., as above. Warrants not Relating to Money, p. 20.
[? June or
Cave: that no Receiver of the revenue of alienations be appointed till notice be given to Mr. Mount-stephens at the Earl of Sunderland's Office. Caveat Book, p. 4.
[? June or
Thomas Carnaby, Esq., prays that no grant may pass of the arrears upon the bishopric of Durham during the last vacancy of the see till he be heard. Ibid.
[? June or
Mr. Progers, Groom of the Bedchamber, having a warrant signed by the King [dated] March 21 last for a reversion upon [the place of] Mr. Percivall and Mr. Fowlys, chief searchers London port, desires that no grant of that reversion may pass to any other person nor any pardon to the said Percivall or Fowlys till he have notice. Ibid.
[? June or
John Penhallurick having Mr. Godolphin's recommendation for the Collectorship of Falmouth on the removal of Mr. Tannat, desires that no warrant may be signed to dispose of that employment without the knowledge of Mr. Godolphin. Ibid, p. 5.