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Appendix VI: Miscellaneous, 1668

Pages 1651-1652

Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 7, 1681-1685. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1916.

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Miscellaneous, 1668

SCHEME OF RETRENCHMENT, 1668.
Date. Nature and Substance of the Entry. Reference.
1668.
July.
The King's present revenue. Egerton MS. 2543, fo. 209.
l.
Customs 400,000
Excise 340,000
Chimney money 170,000
The smaller branches of the revenue 120,000
£1,030,000
Proposals for retrenchment of the expenses within the revenue.
l. s. d.
The Navy ordinary 200,000 0 0
The Army and Garrisons 182,000 0 0
The City of Tangier 55,500 0 0
His Majesty's Household 90,000 0 0
Buildings and repairs 8,000 0 0
His Majesty's Privy Purse 12,000 0 0
Intelligence 4,000 0 0
The Treasury of the Chamber 20,000 0 0
The Great Wardrobe 16,000 0 0
The [Band of Gentlemen] Pensioners 3,000 0 0
The Robes 5,000 0 0
The Jewel House 2,000 0 0
The Office of the Ordnance ordinary and extraordinary 30,000 0 0
The Queen Consort 23,000 0 0
The Queen Mother 40,000 0 0
Ambassadors, agents etc. 20,000 0 0
Foreign ambassadors 10,000 0 0
The 12 Judges 12,000 0 0
The Courts of Ludlow and Masters of Chancery and Requests 2,500 0 0
Angel gold for Healing 1,200 0 0
The Master of the Horse for [purchase of] horses 2,000 0 0
The Master of the Stud horses 500 0 0
Creation money to the nobility 1,500 0 0
Lord Privy Seal's diet 1,400 0 0
Liberates of the Exchequer 1,500 0 0
Dormant privy seals 500 0 0
l. s. d. l. s. d.
Chief officers of the Falconry (besides an allowance of keeping two cast of hawks) 1,000 0 0
Harriers 700 0 0
Tents 500 0 0
The Tower expenses 768 0 0
Gamekeepers and keepers of forests 107 15 10
746,475 15 10
Interest paid yearly 150,000 0 0
Deductions upon farms [of various branches of the revenue] and for other accidents and contingencies 100,000 0 0
Total ?996,475 15 10
Remains, 33,524l. 4s. 2d.
The said remains of 33,524l. 4s. 2d. to be employed after [payment of] all the ordinary charge before mentioned with [the abovesaid] interest and deductions in manner and order following, as his Majesty shall direct, for paying of pensions.
(1) to those who had a hand in the King's escape from Worcester etc.
(2) to the Coldstreamers.
(3) to those who have pensions or salaries for present service.
(4) to those who have grants for valuable consideration.
(5) for past service.
(6) grants on mere grace.
Rules for regulating the Revenue and easing of charge.
All pensions and payments hereafter shall be removed from other founds [funds] or branches of the revenue and made payable only in the Exchequer [so] that the King may have the view of his whole expense in one place.
A new establishment to be made of the expense of the Household in one book.
The impost [wines] of ambassadors from Mich., 1668, to be as in the time of his late Majesty Charles I.
The papers to be looked out and new orders to be settled for the establishing and clothing the Yeomen of the Guard.
All that by office or otherwise have houses or lodgings of the King's out of the Court or his houses of residence [are] to be obliged to keep them at their own charge in repair; and the Surveyor [of the Works] is to look to it.
The chief officers of the falconry only are to be continued, amounting to 1,000l. The rest are to have their wages due paid off.