Entry Book: July 1679, 21-25

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Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 6, 1679-1680. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1913.

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July 1679

Date. Nature and Substance of the Entry. Reference.
July 21. Royal warrant to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal for a grant to Thomas Aram of the office of Solicitor for the prosecution and defence of all causes before the Commissioners of Excise and Commissioners of Appeals in Excise: with the salary of 200l. per an.: the patent of 1677–8, March 11, having determined the grant thereof to said Aram and having granted same to Charles Marbury, gent., but the said patent is hereby revoked and the said office is re-granted to said Aram. King's Warrant Book, pp. 75–6.
Royal sign manual for 125l. to Lady Sarah Robarts as royal bounty. (Money warrant dated July 22 hereon. Money order dated July 22 hereon.) Ibid, p. 83 Money Book, p. 125. Order Book XXXVIII. p. 26.
Same for 1,000l. to Sir Thomas Player, Kt., in consideration of his care in promoting the speedy advance of the moneys which were lent by the city of London for disbanding the late army and for his pains and charges relating thereto and for his other good and faithful services to the King. (Money warrant dated July 28 hereon. Money order dated July 30 hereon.) King's Warrant Book, p. 83. Money Book, p. 142. Order Book XXXVIII, p. 30.
July 21. Money warrant for 125l. to Charles, Earl of Nottingham, for 1674, September 29 quarter, on his annuity of 500l. granted 1661–2, February 22. (Money order dated July 22 hereon.) Money Book, p. 123. Order Book XXXVIII. p. 26.
Same for 60l. to Sir James Butler for 1½ years to June 24 last on his fee of 40l. per an. as Attorney General to the Queen and one of the King's Counsel at Law. Money Book, p. 123.
Treasury warrant to the Receipt to issue 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 out of the 3,600l. which the Customs Cashier is directed to pay into the Exchequer this week. Ibid.
Same to same for tallies on the Excise for 2,000l. for last Lady day quarter to the Duke of Monmouth on his several annuities of 6,000l. and 2,000l. Ibid, p. 125.
Same to same for tallies on the Excise for 125l. to Sir William Killegrew for last June 24 quarter on his annuity or pension of 500l. Ibid.
Same dormant to the Customs Cashier to pay to Robert, Earl of Sunderland, and Henry Coventry, the Secretaries of State respectively, 1,850l. per an. each, what is due thereon from Christmas last and as same shall grow due in future: as by the privy seal of February 26 last. Ibid, p. 124.
Report to the King from the Treasury Lords on the the Lord Lieutenant's report on the petition of Henry Nicoll. Said petition prayed a new grant of the town and lands of Derrgill, Killmagemoge, Garteclade, Cullinagh, Ballingarran in the Barony of Middlethird and county of Waterford, he being possessed thereof. Said petition [to the King] being referred [from the King] to the Duke of Ormonde, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland [and by the latter to the Solicitor General of Ireland the said] Solicitor General reported that there were no reasons against the grant as the King's rent thereout will be increased, but advises a clause for saving to the Earl of Tyrone and his heirs such right as the said Earl had to the said lands. The said Lord Lieutenant thereon reported agreeing therewith, which report being referred to the Treasury Lords they hereby report fully agreeing therewith. Out Letters (Ireland), p. 5.
The Treasury Lords to [the Commissioners for the Eighteen Months' Assessment in co. Monmouth]. We are informed from Mansell Stradling, Receiver General of the Assessments in South Wales, that although he has demanded the duplicates for the present Assessment in your county he has received only those of the hundreds of Abergavenny, Raglan and Trelleck, the rest being still withheld from him, and that in the greatest part of the county the third quarter which by Act of Parliament ought to have been paid to the Receiver General at or before May 24 last was not at the date of his letter [to us] of June 30 last so much as assessed; and also that many arrears lie out constantly unpaid to him by the Collectors, which is not only a great charge and disappointment to the said Receiver but a great disservice to his Majesty in the affairs to which those supplies are designed and for which interest is paid in the Exchequer. We recommend you to read the Act and to consider your duties, to see the arrears answered and the duplicates delivered and to forthwith assess and distribute the proportion due for the [said] quarter, that so any delinquency in future may rest on the Receiver. Warrants not Relating to Money, pp. 28–9.
July 21. The Treasury Lords to [the Commissioners for the Eighteen Months' Assessment in co. Glamorgan] to the like effect: the abovesaid Receiver having been furnished with only the duplicates for the hundreds of Newcastle and Neath; arrears lying out and the third quarter not yet assessed, etc., ut supra. Warrants not Relating to Money, pp. 30–1.
Same to [same]. Col. Stradling has informed us that his brother Mansill Stradling, Receiver General for the late Seventeen Months' Assessment, the Poll, and the present Eighteen Months' Assessment for South Wales, did desire one Jeffrey Davies, a clerk to one of the [Assessment] Commissioners, to assist his deputy at Llantrisaint [by attending him] with the duplicates signed by the Commissioners upon the day appointed for the receipt [of the tax] [but on that day] the said Davies without any deputation or authority took upon him to receive the money and particularly obliged the collectors of the hundreds of Miskin and Kibbor to pay the money to him; and further the Receiver General's clerk was in a tumultuous manner assaulted and abused by one William Deere, of Sixwells, son-in-law to the said Davys, to the great scandal of the Government and disrespect of his Majesty, which in all affairs and particularly in these of so public a nature ought to be regarded. You are to summon said Davyes and Deere and the Receiver General's deputy and clerk before you and examine the matter and report to us that we may take such care therein as may deter others from the like violence. Ibid, pp. 29–30.
[?] Report to the King from the Treasury Lords on the petition of Francis Roberts, Esq., and Sir Richard Edgecombe, Kt. of the Bath, as by the order of reference from the King of April 29 last. Said petition, being on behalf of themselves and the rest of the tinners of Cornwall, prays a grant of four coinages yearly as they have heretofore enjoyed and that same may be established by a bill in parliament. According to the best information we have we conceive the tinners have had the privilege of two coinages yearly by right, and that the other two (which have been taken off of late) have been of grace. They may be granted of grace and would be an advantage to the country and no prejudice but rather a profit to your Majesty. Ibid, pp. 33–4.
July 21. Treasury warrant to Henry Slingsby, Master and Worker of the Mint, to deliver back to James Herriot the money lately arrived from Portugal being part of the Queen's portion, and which by Treasury warrant of June 26 last said James Herriot, of London, goldsmith, was appointed to deliver to you to be coined, viz., six chests containing according to the bill of lading 21 contos 700 mil 512 reis. Yourself and the Comptroller [of the Mint] are to see it weighed and you are to certify us the weight. Herriot is to sell same for the King "we judging it for his Majesty's service that the same be sold in the present species." Ibid, p. 34.
July 21. Treasury warrant to abovesaid Herriott to sell the above moneys to the King's best advantage, paying the proceeds into the Receipt. Warrants not Relating to Money, p. 34.
July 22. Money warrant for 8,000l. to Phillip Packer, Paymaster of the Works; for the ordinary of the Works for the year commencing April 1 last: to be by tallies on the Excise. (Money order dated July 23 hereon.) Money Book, p. 128. Order Book XXXVIII. p. 27.
Same for 36,524l. 11s. 5d. to William Ashburnham, Cofferer of the Household, in part of the 100,000l. as by the privy seal of January 29 last for the use and service of the Household. To be by tallies on the Excise. Of the said sum 26,750l. is intended to pay off one quarter ended June 30 last upon the ordinary establishment of 107,000l. per an. for the Household, and the remainder (9,774l. 11s. 5d.) is to pay several extra-ordinary allowances for 1¼ years to June 30 last directed to be issued and allowed at the Board of Greencloth by royal sign manual. (Money order dated July 23 hereon.) Money Book, p. 128. Order Book XXXVIII. p. 26.
Treasury warrant to 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 3,600l. which the Customs Cashier was directed to pay into the Exchequer last week. Money Book, p. 129.
Henry Guy to Mr. Johnson. Do not fail to pay in the remaining part of the 5,000l. tally in two days at farthest: the King's particular occasions requiring it. Out Letters (General), p. 102.
Same to Mr. Kent to receive Mr. Claxton's tally and to deliver up his bonds, there being nothing more due upon that account. Ibid.
Same to the Treasurer of the Navy. Upon the order No. 86 for 15,000l. registered on the 412,925l. 14s. 6d. part of the Eighteen Months' Assessment in the name of Sir John James and Major Huntington the sum of 120l. has by Mr. Stephens been assigned to Mr. Harvey by command of the Treasury Lords, same being for nine months' interest at 8 per cent. on 2,000l. advanced to you by said Harvey, and for which he has assignments on said order: like-wise [similarly Stephens has assigned] 60l. to Lord Newport for the like interest on 1,000l. similarly advanced by his Lordship and for which he has a like assignment. As you are to be charged with the whole 15,000l. these items of 120l. and 60l. will be allowed you upon account. Ibid, pp. 102, 107.
Same to the Navy Commissioners to send for Sir John Osborne and to take his account of the money imprested to his brother Sir Henry Osborne, deceased, or to himself for the cure and quarters of the sick and wounded. Send said account to the Treasury. Ibid, p. 103.
July 22. Henry Guy to Mr. Loveing. The Treasury Lords notice that you have not charged yourself with 500l. received of Mr. Tho. Knatchbull, Receiver General of the Poll on the Peers as by the Act of 29 and 30 Car. II. By the Treasury warrant of May 26 last you were required to do this. You are to throw down your bill that you may be forthwith charged with that sum. Out Letters (General), p. 103.
Same to the Navy Commissioners to assign bills for the following sums to be paid in course out of the [Navy] weekly money, viz.: 285l. 18s. 0d. to Sir Benjamine Ayloffe; 345l. to Bartho. Ketcher; 111l. 2s. 0d. to Mr. Hayward; 459l. 6s. 8d. to Mr. Knapman, being the sum due to him. Ibid, p. 104.
Same to the Treasurer of the Navy to discharge the grand ticket of the Phenix out of the 2,000l. you borrow upon the 15,000l. order assigned to Mr. Stephens upon the present land tax. The remainder of said 2,000l. is to be applied to the payment of tickets of the [Navy] Pay Office and to no other uses. Ibid.
Treasury reference to Auditor Richard Aldworth, of Richard Kent's interest account made up to June 24 last for several sums of money advanced for his Majesty's service. (Total principal money, 251,107l. 13s. 12/3d.; interest, 5,045l. 5s. 6d.; to be discounted from principal [being repayments of principal to said date], 127,754l. 7s. 10d.; interest [on such principal so] discounted, 1,035l. 10s. 4d. [thus leaving] balance of principal 123,353l. 5s. 32/3d. [remaining still unrepaid at the date to which this account is made up] and balance of interest 3,319l. 8s. 4d.) Ibid.
Henry Guy to the Attorney General not to proceed upon any royal sign manual for a bill for grant of liberties in Raby and Barnard Castle to trustees for Lady Elizabeth Delavall, until you have heard the matter in dispute between said Lady and Mr. Vane touching such grant. Ibid, p. 107.
Treasury certificate relating to Henry Nevill, Esq. By order of the Privy Council of May 31 last said Nevill was to submit to the Treasury Lords what might relate to the discovery of a sum of money supposed to have been borrowed by him of the Jesuits on the security of his estate and that he should not have a pass for himself, his wife and family to travel beyond seas till the Treasury Lords should certify that they are satisfied therein. Said Lords hereby certify that said Nevill so presented himself and was directed by them to put in his answer to the bill in the Exchequer exhibited by the Attorney General for discovery of 2,550l. supposed to be so lent on mortgage for the use of the Jesuits or some other unlawful or superstitious uses. The Attorney General certifies that said Nevill has put in his answer, and wholly denies all knowledge of such uses. The Attorney General conceives there is no further need of Nevill's attendance and that he may have a pass to go beyond sea according to his desire. Warrants not Relating to Money, p. 35.
July 22. The Treasury Lords to Oswald Mosley, Leonard Egerton, John Hartley, William Hilton, William Worthington, Thomas Levet, William Legh, Roger Kempson, John Birch and Ralph Eddowes and the rest of the Commissioners of the present Eighteen Months' Assessment for co. Lancs., in reply to said Commissioners' letter of the 14th inst. concerning the mean quality and small estate of Mr. James Starkey, Receiver General of said Assessment for said county such as makes him unfit for so great a trust, with other matters of concernment therein. As you have not issued your warrant for the next quarter to be paid to him, which will become due August 24 [next] you are to forbear doing so, and to forthwith recommend some able, fit person to be Receiver General for the three quarterly payments remaining unpaid. He shall have a commission immediately. We suppose the first three quarters are entirely answered to Starkey. Warrants not Relating to Money, p. 36.
Memorandum: the above letter was enclosed in Mr. Secretary's letter to the sheriff of Lancs. dated July 22 to be delivered as soon as may be.
July 23. Henry Guy to Col. Strode to carry to Auditor Aldworth on Friday all your tallies for the last three years of the first farm of the Four and a Half per cent. duty in Barbados; and to make a perfect state of that account at the same time. Out Letters (General), p. 105.
Same to the Earl of Ranelagh forwarding a copy of the order of Council which referred to the Treasury the petition of Francis Tirwhit, as your Lordship is concerned in that matter. Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners forwarding a petition of the Navy Victuallers concerning a seizure of brandy. The Treasury Lords will hear this matter on Monday next, and desire you to be present then. Ibid.
Treasury reference to the Navy Commissioners of the petition of the merchants who furnished stores on the credit of the Poll Act; said petition showing that they sold the said stores in April and May, 1678, at a ready money price, but have received nothing for them; that the King made them an order in Council for their more certain payment, in pursuance whereof the late Treasurer [Danby] and the Admiralty Lords made them several orders; that all the ships his Majesty has of late set out have been furnished out of the said stores: therefore pray that some way may be found out for their speedy payment, and that in the meantime the said orders made in favour of the petitioners may be kept inviolable, and no way set aside by any new establishment. Hereon the Navy Commissioners are to report what goods have been furnished to the Navy by the petitioners by contract upon credit of the Poll Act only and the particulars of them and the sums. Ibid, p. 106.
Henry Guy to Mr. Harbord to draw instructions for preparing a commission for the Forest of Dean. Ibid.
July 23. Henry Guy to the Customs Commissioners. Several corn merchants have applied to the Treasury representing that they would import several quantities of corn and you refuse to permit them, although they produce certificates attesting that corn is above the price limited by the Statute to be imported. Send to the Treasury Lords in writing your reasons why the said merchants should not be permitted to import those quantities of corn as they desire. Out Letters (General), p. 106.
Treasury warrants (? in duplicate) to Philip Marsh to deliver to the Customs Cashier bonds on the additional duties or new Impost to the amount of 12,000l. and 12,000l. Money Book, pp. 130, 131.
The like warrant to Michael Wicks to similarly deliver to the Customs Cashier bonds on the Additional duties to the amount of (3,000l. altered to) 4,500l. Ibid, p. 132.
Money warrant for 364l. to Arthur, Earl of Anglesey, for last June 24 quarter on his allowance of 4l. a day in lieu of diet as Keeper of the Privy Seal. (Money order dated July 29 hereon.) Ibid, p. 130. Order Book XXXVIII, p. 28.
Same for 40l. to Thomas Bignell for one year to 1677, Lady day, on his fee of 3l. 6s. 8d. per month as one of the yeomen prickers of the King's privy harriers. Money Book, p. 131.
Treasury warrant to the Receipt to issue 1,396l. 15s. 7¼d. to Phillip Packer upon any orders in his name for the extraordinaries of the Works: same being for the repairs and new building of his Majesty's house and buildings at Westminster belonging to the Auditor of the Receipt. Ibid, p. 132.
Money warrant for 100l. to Francis Mansell for half a year to September 29 last on his annuity or pension of 200l. per an. Ibid.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Cashier to pay 69l. 6s. 8d. to Phillip Warwick for last Lady day quarter on his salary of 277l. 6s. 8d. per an. as Collector outwards of Petty Customs London port. Ibid, p. 133.
Same to same to pay 35l. to the Company of Royal Fishery of England for last June 24 quarter on the 20l. per an. for each dogger owned by them, viz., for seven doggers now employed by said Company, viz., the Kings Fisher, Successe, Experiment, Frog, Speedwell, Holy Island and Adventure: all as by the patent of 1677, September 25 (supra, pp. 1–3, and Cal. Treasury Books, Vol. V, pp. 877–8). Ibid.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of George Gibbs for a watchman's place at the Custom House London: together with a certificate of his honesty from the inhabitants of the parish of St. James's, Duke Place, London. Out Letters (Customs), p. 67.
Report to the King from the Treasury Lords on the petition of Alexander Halsall as by the order of reference of June 27 last. Petitioner prays to be restored to his place as one of the Commissioners for the Alienation Office. We find that in 1667 he was constituted a Commissioner or deputy in said office, during pleasure, by royal warrant, and also by a deed under the hand of Lord Ashley, then Chancellor of the Exchequer. His authority was renewed from time to time as there was occasion, and so he continued in said office till Michaelmas, 1675, when he was dismissed and Peregrine Bertie constituted in his stead. On our hearing this matter (said Bertie also appearing before us) we do not find that petitioner was ever accused of any misdemeanour or that he was heard thereon before being put out. Although the leases, to the Lord Treasurer, of the Alienation Office profits have been usually but from seven years to seven years, and the deputations to the Commissioners of said office have been but during pleasure, yet we do not find that any Commissioner has been removed because any such term of seven years has ended or because of the death or removal of any Lord Treasurer, Chancellor of Exchequer or Treasury Lords, but upon such changes new deputations have been granted to the Commissioners in being, and they continued in their employments. Warrants not Relating to Money, p. 37.
July 23. Treasury warrant to the King's Remembrancer to forbear process against Visct. Yarmouth and Percivall Brunskell, gent., for the arrears of rent grown due on the 250l. per an. payable by them for the casual revenue of Greenwax as granted to them 1678, May 20: they having represented to the Treasury several reasons whereby they could not make effectual the said grant to them. Warrants not Relating to Money, p. 38.
July 24. Royal warrant dated at Hampton Court to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for amending the patent of grant of annuities in trust for the earl of Plymouth as follows. By a patent under the great seal dated March 20 last an annuity or yearly pension of 3,000l. was granted to Peregrine Bertie, Charles Bertie and Charles Osborne, their heirs and assigns, to be paid out of First Fruits or in case of failure thereof, out of Tenths: all in trust for uses as in indentures tripartite made 1678, August 30, relating to a marriage then intended, and since solemnized, between "our well beloved naturall son" Charles. Earl of Plymouth, and Bridget, daughter of Thomas, Earl of Danby. By other letters patent under the great seal dated March 20 last the King granted to said Peregrine Bertie, Charles Bertie and Charles Osborne, their heirs and assigns another yearly pension of 1,000l. payable out of the overplus of the revenue of the Hanaper in Chancery ("so as no more be reserved than the present yearly rent of 1,546l. 12s. 0d. for charges upon fines and alienations to be made upon writs of covenant and writs of entry sur disseisin en le post") in trust as above. By reason that there was no express clause in the said patents to authorise the payments of said 3,000l. and 1,000l. per an. out of the respective branches charged therewith in case such revenue should be paid into the Exchequer, doubt has arisen whether same can be paid otherwise than by tallies of assignment. To supply this defect the Treasury is hereby ordered to cause payment to be made of the said sums or any part or arrears thereof out of any moneys in the Exchequer of First Fruits or (failing that) of Tenths or of the overplus of Fines and Alienations ut supra. King's Warrant Book, pp. 87–91.
July 24. Royal warrant to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal for a grant to Charles Fleming, of London, and Ralph Bates, of Hallywell, co. Northumberland, gent., of the like liberties, powers, franchises and privileges whatsoever as were granted 16 Car. I. to Sir Henry Vane, then Treasurer of the Household, and principal Secretary of State, viz., within the lordships and manors of Raby and Barnard Castle, co. Durham, with a weekly market and a yearly fair in the town of Staindrop and a court of pleas of actions not exceeding 40l. and other franchises and privileges therein: the present grant to be in trust for Lady Elizabeth Delavall, now the wife of Robert Delaval, Esq., and her heirs and assigns, "and that her said husband shall not intermeddle therewith." King's Warrant Book, pp. 91–2.
July 25. Henry Guy to Sir William Jones, Attorney General, to attend the Treasury Lords on Monday afternoon next about a late seizure of brandy which was imported for victualling some of the King's ships. Out Letters (General), p. 107.
Same to the Excise Commissioners to pay into the Exchequer this week 500l. for Prince Rupert and 500l. for Mris. Gwinn. Ibid, p. 109.