Entry Book: October 1679, 11-20

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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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October 1679

Date. Nature and Substance of the Entry. Reference.
Oct. 11. Treasury warrant to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 400l. to Baptist May on any unsatisfied orders in his name for the Privy Purse: to be issued out of Excise money in the Exchequer. Money Book, p. 244.
Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt. The Treasury Lords did September 12 last direct the Excise Commissioners to pay 600l. weekly into the Exchequer, beginning with that week. Inform my Lords how much of the said moneys are now remaining in the Exchequer. What [hereof] for the future shall be paid in you are not to issue upon any account whatsoever. but are to reserve same for my Lords' particular directions. Also in your [item or column of] particular remains in your weekly certificate, please distinguish what is Excise and what is Custom money. Out Letters (General), p. 158.
Same to the Farmers [of the Four and a Half per cent.] in the Barbados to forthwith make a state of that revenue, what tallies and other charges thereon remain unsatisfied. Send same with all speed to the Auditor of the Receipt. Ibid.
Same to the Wine Licence Commissioners to the like effect as above for the Wine Licence revenue. Ibid.
Same to [William] Harbord, Auditor [of the Duchy of Cornwall], to the like effect as above for the Cornwall Duchy revenue. Ibid.
Oct. 13. Same to Mr. Fanshaw to attend the Treasury this day week at the hearing of the business of the Coast bonds. You are to give copies of your proposals as to same to the Barons and officers of the Exchequer Court at least three days before Monday next. Ibid.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue to the Duchess of Cleveland for last Lady day quarter on her pension the 1.500l. which the Excise Commissioners are directed to pay into the Exchequer this week. Ibid, p. 159.
Same to the said Commissioners to pay in said 1,500l. this week for said Duchess.
Same to same and Auditor Shales and Mr. Harbord [Surveyor General of Crown Lands]. The Treasury Lords have referred to you and me the several branches of the revenue except Customs, Excise and Hearthmoney, viz. what the yearly values thereof, how they arise, how they are charged or anticipated, how they have been accounted for these two or three years past and how far they are improveable. Ibid, p. 165.
Oct. 14. Same to Mr. Finch to attend the Earl of Essex on Thursday morning next at his house in St. James's Square. Ibid.
Same to Sir Richard Mason [et al. Agents for Taxes] to take care that all persons in arrear upon the taxes about which you have been employed as Agents be prosecuted as effectually as may be for recovery thereof. Give the Treasury an account therein every term. Ibid.
Oct. 14. Henry Guy to Mr. Dashwood to hasten the account of the second year's surplus [of the Excise Farm]. Out Letters (General), p. 166.
Same to the Auditors of Imprests to sign the accounts of Mr. Kingdon when you bring them for declaration; and to send a state thereof immediately to the Treasury. Ibid.
Report to the King from the Treasury Lords on the petition of several loyal indigent officers, who pray that the sum of 3,000l. 7s. 4d. paid to his Majesty's use out of the moneys intended for them by the Act of Parliament may be repaid to them out of the arrear due to the King from William Broxholme, Receiver General of the late Eleven Months' tax, co. Lincoln. We find that Sir William Jones, Attorney General, in a report made March 13 last to the late Treasurer Danby, is of opinion that no part of the Eighteen Months' assessment [of 13 Car. II.] arising out of the [six] counties charged with the 60,000l. for the loyal indigent officers ought to have been paid to any but their Treasurer [J. Birch] until said 60,000l. was complete, and that thereafter the remains of said assessment in said counties should go to the King. It appears by certificate of the Auditor of the Receipt dated May 27 last and by a certificate of Tho. Townsend, an officer of the Great Wardrobe, dated June 5 last, that 2,600l. of the said assessment received by Charles Grills, who was sheriff of Cornwall and Receiver General [of said assessment in said county], was by him paid into the Exchequer between 1661–2, March 14, and 1662, June 3, and that 400l. 7s. 4d. of the same assessment in the Isle of Anglesea was paid by Ralph Buckley, sheriff thereof, into the Great Wardrobe between 1662, May 30, and June 23; both which sums, making 3,000l. 7s. 6d., ought, in Sir William Jones's opinion, to have been paid to the Treasurer of the said loyal and indigent officers. The abovesaid arrear due to the King from Broxholme amounts to 8,729l. 18s. 11¾d., besides 1,862l. 14s. 6d. set in super upon subcollectors. It appears by certificate from the Auditor of the Receipt that there remains unpaid on all the orders registered on the Eleven Months' tax only 40l. to Ann Porter and 29l. 10s. 2d. to Nich[olas] Hamond; so that Broxholme's arrear is available for the payment of the said 3,000l. 7s. 6d. to the said indigent officers, who allege that the whole sum of 60,000l. has not yet been completed to their Treasurer, as was required by the Act [of 14 Car. II, c. 8]. It may therefore be ordered by privy seal that as said Broxholme's arrears shall come into the Exchequer, said 3,000l. 7s. 6d. shall be paid to said indigent officers. Warrants not Relating to Money, pp. 75–6.
Treasury subscription for the execution of three orders dated 1678, June 27, 1678, October 15, and 1678–9, February 7, for 20l. each to Robert Swan for 1678, June 24, September 29 and December 25 quarters on his pension. Order Book XXXVIII, p. 43.
Oct. 15. Henry Guy to Sir Bernard Gascoigne to attend the Treasury the 23rd inst. about a debt due to Sir John Bunce out of the French Tunnage. Out Letters (General). p. 166.
Same to Mr. [Anthony] Stephen[s] to certify Auditor Aldworth the several times [dates] on which you actually repaid to Mr. Kent and Mr. Duncombe the money they advanced for the Navy. because Sir Robert Howard [Auditor of the Receipt] certifies the times to be before such time as the money was actually paid by the Tellers by reason of Mr. Wardour's delays in making his recordaturs. Pray dispatch this so that the [said Kent's and Duncombe's] accounts [of interest and reward for moneys advanced by them for the Navy, Ordnance, etc.] may be declared to-morrow. Ibid.
Same to Auditor Aldworth concerning the abovesaid account. The dates of repayment of the abovesaid loans are given you in a list from the Auditor of the Receipt. which principal sums when issued to the Treasurer of the Navy and Ordnance were by them paid over to Kent and Duncombe in repayment as above. But Kent and Duncombe affirm that they did not actually receive the money from the said Treasurers till some few days after the dates of the issues certified as above. You are to take the certificates of Anthony Stephens for the Navy and Sir George Wharton for the Ordnance as vouchers to ascertain the dates of actual repayment. Ibid, p. 167.
Treasury reference to William Harbord, Surveyor General of Crown Lands. of the petition to the King from Henry. Earl of Clarendon. praying for the reversion in fee of the manor of Patrington, Terrington, West Walton with its members in the counties of Norfolk and Yorks and likewise of the abbey of Reading. Berks and other premises there, parcel of the Queen's jointure: said petition being referred from the King to the Treasury September 25 last. Ibid, p. 168.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to insert from September 29 last in the [Customs] establishment the salary of Colonel Butler as Customer of Boston port, "who officiates as collector and receives the Customs for his patent salary." Same to be placed in future in the quarterly salary bills of the outports. Money Book, p. 234.
The like for George Nicholas's salary of 500l. per an. as the General Surveyor [of the Customs], he having lately taken upon him the examination of the debentures of the outports from London to Berwick.
Same to same to lay aside one of the coalwaiters' boats at Newcastle and to apply the salary of 30l. per an. formerly allowed to John Clark, boatman. and John Guttry. mate, for the salary of Robert Hedworth, Edward Clark and John Hunter (formerly tidesman at Shields), who are hereby to be deputed as tidesman Newcastle port. Likewise to depute Gabriell Wood as a tidesman at Shileds loco said Hunter: these changes being proposed in the said Commissioners' memorial of the 13th inst. on the advice of Giles Dunstar, one of the General Surveyors of the Customs, and of Anthony Isaacson, collector of Newcastle port. Out Letters (Customs), p. 109.
Oct. 15. Treasury instructions to the Customs Commissioners in reply to their memorial of the 13th inst. (1) The Attorney General is to be advised with for the manner of prosecuting the seizures of French wine in Jersey for his opinion whether they are to be brought to the King's warehouse at the next port in England and prosecuted according to law or how otherwise. (2) We approve your order for one of the three waiters at Topsham to supply the place of land-waiters in Weymouth port, lately void by the death of Francis Bennet: two waiters being sufficient at Topsham during the prohibition of French trade. (3) We will acquaint the Committee for Trade and Plantations that you think it difficult and expensive, if not wholly impracticable, to extract all goods imported and exported under the several species as they desired of you. (4) We have resolved to suspend the salary of Mr. Danvers, one of the patent waiters London port, for not attending his duty by himself or deputy since January last. Out Letters (Customs), p. 110.
Treasury reference to same of Joseph Venner's petition for a landwaiter's place on the next voidance. Ibid, p. 111.
Treasury warrant to same to employ Daniell Russell as weighing porter at Yarmouth loco William Barker, deceased. Ibid.
Same to same. In your memorial of the 13th inst. you acquaint us that John Butler, customer and collector of Boston, has proposed that Wainfleet, a creek in that port where good ships used formerly to come up, is become unfit and useless for landing and lading of merchandise, and that Saltfleet is convenient for those purposes and therefore proposed that an officer be settled there at 10l. per an. to be retrenched out of the 20l. per an. salary of the officer at Wainfleet. You are hereby to appoint Jonathan Tealby as waiter at Saltfleet with 10l. salary, and the salary of James Witham, the present officer at Wainfleet, is to be reduced to 10l. per an. Ibid, pp. 111–2.
Same to same to employ Tho. Willson as waiter at Lytham, a creek in Poulton port, for the prevention of frauds at the salary of 40s. per an.: it having been advised by William Kirkby, Assistant to the General Surveyors for the North West Coast from Whitehaven to Chester, that an officer be settled in said creek. Ibid, p. 112.
Treasury reference to same of William Wood's petition for a tidesurveyor's place at the Custom House; with the certificate of the minister and church-wardens of his parish as to his faithfulness, etc. Ibid.
Oct. 16. Money warrant for 1,500l. to Viscount Grandison and Edward Villers for last Lady day quarter on the 6,000l. per an. granted to them by the patent of 1674, October 9, for 99 years if the Duchess of Cleveland should so long live. Money Book, p. 235.
Same for 955l. to Robt. Roberts, Esq. (now Viscount Bodmin), Envoy Extraordinary to the King of Denmark; being 500l. for equipage and 455l. for his first quarter's ordinary in advance, to be accompted from the day of his departure out of the royal presence. (Money order dated October 17 hereon.) Ibid, p. 235. Order Book XXXVIII, p. 45.
Oct. 16. Money warrant for 65l. 18s. 6d. to Anthony Segar without account: 20l. thereof to be for the half-year ended September 29 last on his salary as Keeper of the Treasury Chambers, and the remainder for disbursements for said Chambers in same half-year. (Money order dated October 17 hereon.) Money Book, p. 236. Order Book XXXVIII, p. 45.
Treasury warrant 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: to be for the service of the Navy: to be issued out of the 3,000l. which the Customs Cashier is to pay into the Exchequer this week. Money Book, p. 236.
The like for 500l. to same out of same: to be for the Victuallers.
Henry Guy to Mr. Agar. The Treasury Lords have read yours of the 9th inst. informing them that their warrant for felling 50l. worth of dotards in Whittlewood and Salcey Forests is superseded. You are to execute that warrant, notwithstanding any obstruction given you. You are to signify to my Lords who it is that has endeavoured to hinder the execution thereof. Out Letters (General), p. 168.
Oct. 17. Money warrant for 100l. to Sir Timothy Tyrrell for one year to 1678, September 29, on his 100l. per an. as by the privy seal of 1676–7, January 31, ut supra, Cal. Treasury Books, V, p. 532: on which privy seal he has received 50l.: to be by tallies on William Robarts, Receiver of Crown Revenues for Berks and Oxford. (Money order dated October 20 hereon.) Money Book, p. 237. Order Book XXXVIII, p. 46.
Henry Guy to William Roberts, Esq. [Receiver of the Honor of Windsor]. My Lords have ordered a tally to be struck on you for 100l. upon Sir Timothy Tyrrell's allowance of 100l. per an., which is intended to enable him to pay the like sum to you for two years' rent for Shotover. The tally is accordingly to be applied to the discharge of that rent due from said Tyrrell to the King. Out Letters (General), p. 168.
Same to the Treasurer of the Navy. Mr. Kent and Mr. Duncombe have this day agreed to lend 5,000l. into the Exchequer for the King's service. Same is to be issued to you to be applied as follows— Ibid, p. 169.
l. s. d.
For the pay of the Europa 1,600 0 0
To the workmen at Deptford [Yard] 700 0 0
To ditto at Chatham 150 0 0
For repairs of the Bristol, Woolwich, James galley and King Fisher 1,150 0 0
For Mr. Beverley, the anchor-smith at Portsmouth 400 0 0
For tickets 1,000 0 0
£5,000 0 0
Treasury warrant to the Receipt to take in and cancel the tally dated March 24 last for 4,000l. which is in the hands of the Earl of Danby, who for his better accommodation has desired that same may be split into three tallies for 1,000l., 1,500l. and 1,500l. respectively to be charged upon the same quarter of the Hearthmoney on which the original tally was charged. See supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, V, p. 1305. This is to be hereby so done. Money Book, pp. 237–8.
Oct. 17. Treasury warrant to the Receipt for cancelling the tally of August 25 last for 500l. to Mr. Deive, and in lieu thereof to strike five new tallies for 100l. each for said Deive's better accommodation: to be charged on the same quarter, etc., ut supra. Money Book, p. 238.
Money warrant for 40l. to Robert Swan for half a year to June 24 last on his pension of 80l. per an. as by the privy seal of 1668, October 22. (Money order dated October 20 hereon.) Ibid, p. 238. Order Book XXXVIII, p. 45.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Cashier to pay 26l. each to the following for half a year to 1678, September 29, on their fees as King's waiters London port, viz. Nicholas Parke, Thomas Raymond, Francis Roberts, John Shaw, Gerrard Andrewes, Hugh Bantock, Samuel Ward, John Marshall, Francis Dackett, Andrew Haynes, Samuel Phillips and Lawrence Corbett; also Roger Charnock, Ellis Lloyd, Edward Agberow, William Talman, John Feild and Joseph Jordan (for half a year each to September 29 last as same). Money Book, p. 240.
Oct. 18. Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 400l. to Baptist May on any unsatisfied orders in his name for the Privy Purse: to be issued out of Excise money in the Exchequer. Ibid, pp. 244–5.
Oct. 20. Royal warrant to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal for a grant to Edward Morgan, Esq., of the offices of Surveyor and Master Mason of the Works within and about the Castle of Chester and of the office of Keeper and Comptroller of Records, etc., ut supra, p. 174, all loco Ralph Whitley, deceased; and in as ample manner as said Whitley, William King, John Shaw or any other therein. King's Warrant Book, p. 120.
Royal sign manual for 50l. to Salvator Winter, senr., as royal bounty: out of the privy seal dormant of August 20 last. Ibid, p. 121. Money Book, p. 242.
In the margin: to be paid by tally on the sheriff of Middlesex. (Money warrant dated October 22 hereon: to be by tally on said sheriff for so much money by him received of Salvator Winter, junr., for a fine imposed upon him for unlawfully breaking and entering the dwelling-house of his father, Salvator Winter, senr.)
Treasury warrant to the Customs Cashier to pay 250l. to George Nicholas for half a year to September 29 last on his fee as Surveyor General of Customs. Money Book, p. 240.
Henry Guy to the Excise Commissioners to pay 125l. into the Exchequer this week. Out Letters (General), p. 169.
Same to the Ordnance Commissioners. The Treasury Lords signify to you that 35,000l. per an. is as much as the present posture of his Majesty's affairs can allow for the ordinary of the Office of Ordnance. They desire you will proportion the expences thereof and give them a speedy account of the same. Ibid, p. 170.