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December 1669

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'Minute Book: December 1669', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 3: 1669-1672 (1908), pp. 165-175. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=79670 Date accessed: 23 November 2014.


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December 1669

Dec. 1.
Wednesday.
Present: Lord Ashley, Treasurer of the Household, Sir J. Duncombe.
The Earl of Ailesbury and Sir C. Harbord are called in. The whole rents not being above 50l. the allowance of 16l. to the bailiff is too much. Sir C. Harbord to see to settle it.
The order of Council and the King's warrant to Alderman Backwell to transport 40—50,000 guineas is to be sent to the Custom House to be observed.
The gentlemen of Cheshire are called in about the difference between the city and the county [concerning assessments]. The Solicitor General says the assessments are settled, and ought not to be altered, that for these hundred years the city has borne a tenth part of the taxes [i.e. the city has been assessed at one-tenth the sum assessed on the county and city combined]. Mr. Williams says the Parliament has declared by the Eleven Months' tax that the city should pay but a twentieth, and says that there are many estates in the county that pay nothing; that at the general meeting the Commissioners of the county would not admit the Commissioners of the city to vote, that the city is poor and not able to pay. Those for the county say that the city offered to pay the twelfth [part], which they agree to. My Lords propose that the county pay 391l. 9s. 10d. and the city the remainder.
The stewardship of Grantham is not to be disposed of till Lord Ross be heard.
[Ibid. pp. 212–3.]
Dec. 3.
Friday.
Present: Lord Ashley, Treasurer of the Household, Sir J. Duncombe.
Sir Ste. Fox's accounts are referred to Auditor Aldworth. His interest account is ordered to be reported in the Privy Council because it is at 8 per cent.
Petition read from Mr. Waller. Referred to Sir C. Harbord.
Warrant for [the lease to] Sir B. Throckmorton: on Sir C. Harbord's report.
Petition read from Sir W. Moyle. Referred to Sir W. Doyly and Sir R. Long.
Mrs. Crane and the inhabitants of [the manor of] Ruthin are called in and complain of abuses done by Mr. Tyack. To be further considered on Wednesday. Write Tyack to attend then, his absence to-day having prevented my Lords from doing anything in the business.
Warrant for Mr. Gifford [Mr. Bowdler] for his 45l. put into the waggons but as to [my Lords remitting the charge of] the 12 per cent. he must make oath that he made no use of the King's money, his present affidavit only mentioning that he paid the money as soon as he could. Write Bowdler to make this fuller affidavit.
Mr. Vivian's letter is to be sent to Mr. Napier and Mr. Ward to answer.
Lord St. Johns called in. An order for 400l. for enclosing 300 acres: to come out of offalwood: also money [ordered] not exceeding 40l. for making good the pales in the New Park. Order for enclosing the ground called the King's Coppice. Write Lord St. Johns to send an estimate of the charge, which is to be met out of offalwood. Ordered that the moneys in the last woodward's time be not paid to Mrs. Horne but to the present woodward, but first that Mr. Knollyes and Mr. Lee speak with Mr. Horne's executors. Ordered that the 30l. per an. for Lord St. Johns be put into his [privy] seal for the house as in Sir C. Harbord's letter. Direction to be given accordingly to Sir C. Harbord.
Petition read from Mr. Evelyn. Referred to Sir R. Long, Sir G. Downing and Sir W. Doyly.
Viscount Mordaunt's warrant to be cancelled, and a warrant to be drawn for 139l. on the general dormant.
Warrant for Thomas Littleton on Sir W. Doyly's certificate. But to be considered how these moneys were wont to be paid.
Warrant for three months for Sir William Godolphin [on his ordinary]: to be on the Customs of September next.
Petition read from William Smith. Referred to Sir W. Doyly.
Sir Robert Viner's interest account for Tangier is to be reported in the Privy Council.
[Treasury Minute Book III. pp. 213–4.]
Dec. 4.
Saturday.
None came but Mr. Treasurer of the Household.
[Ibid. p. 214.]
Dec. 6.
Monday.
Present: Lord Ashley, Treasurer of the Household, Sir J. Duncombe.
Warrant for 500l. for the Works to build the Duke's lodgings at Hampton Court. To come out of the salt farm.
The late Commissioners of Excise called in with Col. Birch about their 2d. per £ where defalcation was made by the King. Col. Birch says that the words of the privy seal are that they are to have no allowance where defalcation is made. The Commissioners say the Great Seal gives them 2d. by way of retainer out of all. Col. Birch says that in the case of defalcations there can be no retainer, for which reason this privy seal was passed, upon which Mr. Finch confesses they are at the King's mercy. The 140l. is a mistake. Not allowed. So for 15,000l. which not yet come in he [the King] cannot allow them their 2d., but as it comes in they shall have them [the allowance] from the present [Excise] Commissioners. Write the present Commissioners to give an account next Friday why this money is not yet come in. As for the 25l. paid to Mr. Laughorne more than Lord Treasurer Southampton's warrant my Lords cannot allow it. Warrant for Col. Laughorne for that 25l. Also the 29l. 3s. 0d. to Mr. Chiffinch and Mr. Rosse not allowed. As for the 44l. 2s. 6d. paid without a written warrant they plead a verbal one, but it being for beer exported from one county to another, one farmer is to pay the other, and the King is not to bear the loss. My Lords cannot allow the item, but will give the Commissioners assistance to recover the money. As likewise [my Lords disallow the] 11l. 7s. 0d. and 8s. 4d. and 2l. 18s. 0d. paid by mistake. Warrant to Auditor Birch accordingly. These whole sums make up 1,121l. 7s. 0d.
Warrant for immediate extent against Mr. Pritchard.
Sir Robert Holmes called in. Ordered that he have such a warrant to the Auditor as Lord Colepeper had if his patent will bear it.
Send word to Mr. Fisher that my Lords take exception to the words 'lawfully built by virtue of this grant from His Majesty' in Sir C. Harbord's report about Sir B. Throckmorton's grant of Kingswood Chase.
Mr. Fowell's logwood account is declared.
Warrant for Sir Richard Piggot to be paid on the profits of his office.
[Treasury Minute Book III. pp. 214–5.]
Dec. 7.
Tuesday.
Present: Treasurer of the Household, Sir J. Duncombe.
Capt. Cooke called in about the [Chapel Royal] singing boys' clothes. Ordered that he be here to-morrow.
Warrant for 1,000l. for the Earl of Bath on the late Excise Commissioners' account.
[Warrant for] 200l. on the Exchequer and 300l. on the Chimneys for Sir Allen Apsley on surrender of his patent for clothes for the falconers.
[Ibid. p. 215.]
Dec. 8.
Wednesday.
Present: Lord Ashley, Treasurer of the Household, Sir J. Duncombe.
Warrant for a quarter to Mr. Field the falconer.
Sir G. Downing, Sir R. Long, and Sir C. Harbord to meet together to consider of a form of certificate or method for Sir R. Long to certify the Treasury once a quarter (the second Monday after every quarter day) what each receiver and farmer, &c., is behind in his payments and rents due: and of a certificate to be made by the Auditors at the same time of all receivers, farmers, and ordinary accomptants upon imprest that are behind on their accounts: all in order to avoid the great inconvenience and prejudice which happen to His Majesty from receivers and farmers not paying in the King's moneys in due time, and by imprest accountants so long delaying their accounts.
Petition read from Nich Veale. It's other men's money.
Same from Hum. Pearshon. Referred to Sir R. Long and the Auditor.
Same from Rowland Guynne. Lord Ashley to be advised with about it, and then it to be referred to the King's counsel.
Same from Martin Headlye. Referred to the late Queen's Council.
Same from James Hornigold. Sir Philip Warwick called in on behalf of Sir Oliver Buttler. Mr. Hornigold demands both the rent of 22l. per an. and the stewardship, whereas he had before only the rent. The King to be moved that he have the rent continued for his life, but not the stewardship.
Lord Windsor presents a petition and reference from the King. Warrant ordered on the Chimneys.
The Earl of Anglesey presents a report about the profits of his place.
Petition from Mrs. Hardinge. Referred to Sir P. Warwick to report what he knows of the business.
Mrs. Crane, Mr. Tyack et al, called in about the manor of Ruthin. Those for the tenants say that Tyack has levied 15 years rent instead of 8½ which my Lords' warrant directed. Mr. Tyack says he distrained not for any more, but my Lords say if more was due the fault was not great. Tis said he made use of my Lords' warrant to collect that which is called the decays of Ruthin. Tyack says he demanded only what's in the rent rolls and what never was controverted but they got the rent roll still lessened. [The tenants say] that he distrained on the Common and took 2s. 6d. for restoring distresses. He answers that what he took was only for grass for the cattle and that too by agreement. Ordered that if Mr. Tyack has done anything ill my Lords will not shelter him from the law but they would not have him vexatiously dealt with. Ordered to be referred to Sir C. Harbord to call to his assistance Mr. Sherwyn and the Auditor and to hear the tenants and Mr. Tyack and to report the misdemeanours on both sides and the right of the King and to compose the business if they can: otherwise to report. But the tenants oppose this, but confess that there is about 900l. due to the King but that about 400l. of it is controverted rent and [they say they] will pay the rest and submit to a reference to Sir C. Harbord to examine what is controverted rent and what not. Mrs. Crane and Mr. Tyack each offer to pay all the King's money. Tyack says Mrs. Crane has only an equitable title but the legal title is in him for Mr. Arundell. My Lords desire Tyack to shew cause why they may not make over the King's title to Mrs. Crane. Mrs. Crane and Tyack to be heard next Friday and the Solicitor General to be here then.
Order for 20,000l. for interest: to be put into Sir Stephen Fox's privy seal which is now passing for several private sums.
[Treasury Minute Book III. pp. 215–6.]
Dec. 9.
Thursday.
Present: Treasurer of the Household, Sir J. Duncombe.
Order for 500l. for horses for the Duke of Monmouth. To be either by a separate privy seal or to be put into Sir Ste. Fox's privy seal; and the money to be borrowed on the credit of the salt farm.
Viscount Fauconberg's 1,000l. to be placed on [the Customs of] October last [sic ? for next].
No more tallies on the Customs to be listed till June 24 next. An account to be made what has been charged on the Customs since Jan. last.
[Treasury Minute Book III. p. 217.]
Dec. 10.
Friday.
Present: Lord Ashley, Treasurer of the Household, Sir J. Duncombe.
Edw. Oliver, complained of by the Farmers of Excise of Wales, is not to be sent for, but a reference to be made to some Justices of Peace [of those parts].
The King to be moved about Sir Allen Apsley's desire to surrender his patent for liveries for the falconers [in consideration of] 200l. on the Exchequer and 300l. on the Chimneys: and if His Majesty consents to it [my Lords to move his Majesty] that none else may have that place again.
John Hart, Esq., of Gray's Inn, to be Receiver of the revenue in Sir George Benyon's place.
Certificate brought in by Auditor Beale of what the Receivers of the Tenths are in arrear. Write the respective bishops and their deputies forthwith to pay in the money and the King to be moved that such as the bishops appoint for their collectors do first give security into the King's Remembrancer's office.
Sir R. Long's return about the Earl of Anglesey's business is referred to Auditor Beale to state what is due thereon.
Lord Montague called in about Paul Adams' account. Says the 630l. is paid. Ordered that there be a privy seal according to the King's direction to remit the remainder with the interest.
[Ordered] that the letters for proportioning the arrears of the assessments of the Aids be not signed in a month.
Warrant to deliver up Sir Saml. Starling's bonds, his Chimney account being declared.
Warrant in Mr. Evelin's case, in accordance with Sir R. Long's report.
Lord Arlington and Secretary Trevor are called in about the Earl of Carlisle's extraordinaries, which are considered. Ordered that before any allowance be made to any foreign minister for extraordinaries, if he be a commoner, that he and his steward or secretary swear to the account, if he be a peer, that he give it upon his honour, and his steward or secretary swear to it. As to the quality of extraordinaries [i.e. the differing extraordinaries to be allowed respectively to ambassadors of different rank or quality, ordered] that a settlement thereof be made. No gifts upon entertainment or reception at coming or going or to the Master of Ceremonies, or any presents made by them to be allowed unless made by particular order. No charge of conveyance by land or sea or gratuities thereupon to be allowed but where the charge with his other ordinary expenses exceed their daily allowances; and in that case to have allowance according to the discretion of the Secretary of State. No allowance to be made for any ordinary secretary. As for the Earl of Carlisle's 500l. for his Denmark voyage, &c., Secretary Trevor is to speak with the Earl of Carlisle about the new-making up his account of extraordinaries.
[Treasury Minute Book III. pp. 217–8.]
Dec. 13.
Monday.
Present: Lord Ashley, Treasurer of the Household, Sir J. Duncombe.
Sir Edm. Bowyer called in. Sir G. Downing to settle his having the benefit of the discovery he shall make of money due on the Poll in 1660 upon the account of some Navy bills charged on that Poll which were lately taken in by the King for an Excise arrear remitted.
Mr. Harris called in with Mr. Lovis about a mortgage which he claims on Milton's estate for 200l. and other debts on bonds of 300l. Mr. Lawrence to consider how much of this will [rank or] take place before the King's debt and to report what is to be done.
Sir G. Downing to let the Duke of Monmouth have 500l., according to the King's pleasure, to buy coach horses and my Lords will take care that the privy seal and warrant pass.
Baron Turner, Sir R. Long, Sir C. Harbord and Sir W. Doyley called in about moneys of the Aids in Receivers' hands. Lord Ashley writes orders in it [on the subject] which are to be executed. Sir W. Doyly presents two papers [concerning matters relative hereto] in which he was ordered to attend the Barons of the Exchequer. Write Sir Edm. Sawyer and all the other Auditors of the revenue that they send next Monday an account what supers are upon all Receivers General of the Aids who have passed their accounts and on the following Monday an account of what supers are upon all other Receivers' accounts declared.
[Ibid. pp. 218–9.]
Dec. 13.
Monday afternoon.
Present: ut supra.
Memorandum: that when the Lord Chief Baron comes to the Treasury about the arrears of the taxes, consideration be had about what assistance to be given to the late Farmers of Hearth money in cases where persons refuse entry to their sub-farmers or deputies.
Warrant for a year's creation money each to the Earls of St. Albans, Northampton, and Portland.
The King and the Duke of York came in.
The Queen's Council move for completing her Majesty's jointure, and that it may not be made up out of dry rents. The King says he will think of it, and [he] must mind good husbandry.
The Marquess of Worcester and Col. Cooke called in. They say that the ground which they have resolved to enclose in Dean Forest is fit for wood, and agreed as at a swannymore [swainmote] court: that it's the same which was resolved on in Cromwell's time for wood. Warrant ordered. Sir C. Harbord to draw it.
The Earl of Sandwich called in about the Wardrobe. The ordinary allowance is but 16,000l. per an.; this year they have had above 40,000l., and yet more is demanded, and no account hath yet been brought in. The King to be moved in Council about reviving the committee of retrenchments to consider the retrenching the Wardrobe. The Earl of Sandwich to bring an estimate of next year's charge. My Lords acquaint the King with the docquet for 50,000l. for Audley End. Consideration to be had how to place this money [on some fund or branch of the ordinary expenditure] in Ireland without breaking in upon the civil and military lists. The Lord Privy Seal to be advised with about this.
Sir Den. Gauden and the Commissioners of the Navy are called in about Gauden's Lent account and Toulon account. Ordered that he have no abatement for the Lent account, but [that he have abatement] for the Toulon account according to the report of the Navy Commissioners.
Mr. Pearse's petition referred to the Navy Commissioners to report if such an office is necessary, and what is fit to be allowed.
[Treasury Minute Book III. p. 219.]
Dec. 14.
Tuesday.
Present: Lord Ashley, Treasurer of the Household.
Warrant for the Earl of Bridgewater for the stewardship of the manor of Tring during pleasure.
Warrant for Mr. Hornigold.
Sir W. Doyly to deliver the plate of the late Queen's chapel to Sir Hen. Wood.
Warrant for 5,000l. for the Privy Purse: to be out of seizures.
Mr. Neusham to have his bonds [delivered up]: on his quietus.
Warrant for the Earl of Nottingham for half a year of his pension on the Customs.
Sir William Bowles to be placed on the late Customs Farmers' arrears for the money due on his privy seal.
The Marquess of Winchester owes 72l. 1s. 0d. to the King on Mr. Smith's account. His Lordship's impost bill and creation money to be for the future stopped. Write his Lordship to pay the money.
Mr. Meynell's 500l. is to be registered in the place reserved for him. Also a warrant for his 4 per cent. on what he lent on the Poll: to be placed on the Chimneys from the day his former interest account ended. Likewise for what he lent on the Customs and on the [Crown] land revenue when he shall demand it.
Mr. Smith to have the 92l. allowed him. Warrant to take off the 12 per cent.
[? Petition from] Sir Fran. Cob. Referred to several gentlemen in the country [county] to call people before them who have any Poll money of 1660 in their hands.
[Ibid. p. 220.]
Dec. 15.
Wednsday.
Present: Lord Ashley, Treasurer of the Household.
Petition from Sir Wal. Moyle. Referred to Sir W. Doyly.
Same from Alderman Backwell. Ordered that he make out what he alleges of several tallies not demanded, and then my Lords will further declare themselves.
Same from Mr. Jones. Referred to Sir C. Harbord.
Petition from Sir Tho. Peyton, together with Sir C. Harbord's report thereon, concerning some waste lands of Allington Frith in Kent. My Lords do not think fit to make any alteration or to insert the word "underwoods" in the grant, the underwood not being in his former grant. Write Sir C. Harbord to certify the value of them, and my Lords will dispose of them to the King's best advantage.
Same from Mr. Langdon. Can't be granted, but the King to be moved for a gratification for him.
Same from Sir Edw. Seymour et al. Not to be done.
Same from Richard Royston. To be considered after Xmas.
Same from Thomas Loup. [My Lords have] no money.
Same from Ralph Darnell about the lease of the manor of Shaw.
Ordered that he and Mr. Bagnoll be heard herein on Friday next, and in the meantime no proceedings to be made in the matter of the lease.
Warrant for Sir Edward Griffin on October last on the Customs for so much money as makes half a year for the footmen and gentlemen ushers, &c.
Petition from Sir Edw. Hungerford. Referred to the Ordnance to certify what quantities of land are necessary for the fort for accommodation [to the fortifications themselves] or to hinder building [in the vicinity of the fort].
The King to be moved about the Duke of Monmouth's warrant for plate.
Warrant for Mr. Legouse for the presents to Owerkirk and the Danish Ambassador: to be on the months [of the Customs assigned] for Ambassadors for next year.
The King to be moved about Lord Hawley's warrant for Mulberry Garden, that the garden be delivered to the owner.
The King to be moved in the matter of Mr. Harrell's docquet.
The King to be moved in the matter of the petition from Lord Arundell of Trerice.
Petition read from Tho. Philips. Referred to Sir W. Doyly to endeavour to compose the matter, otherwise to report. Doyly to examine particularly whether it appeared that it was the King's money.
Same from Mr. Fellows. Warrant ordered in accordance with Sir C. Harbord's [report].
Same from Widow Hardye. The King to be moved in it for his order to the East India Company to pay it or show cause.
Same from John Ward. Referred to Sir C. Harbord to report the value.
Same from Mr. Newsham. My Lords can do nothing in it as the case is represented by himself.
Same from Lord Cornwallis. Warrant for two years and afterwards a warrant under the Great Seal during pleasure if desired as the Earl of Bridgewater had.
Same from Rich. Lightfoot. Referred to Sir C. Harbord to report.
A copy of Lord Byron's warrant to be taken and the warrant to be delivered to his Lordship.
Petition read from Griffith Bowen. Affidavit to be made, and then the party to be sent for.
Petition from George Bunnell et al. Referred to Sir Geoffrey Shackerley and two other Justices of the Peace.
Same from Mr. Grabu. My Lords can pay no arrears.
Same from William Porter. Referred to the Auditor and Sir W. Doyly.
Same from Capt. Langston. Referred to Sir C. Harbord to certify whether it be a discovery.
Same from Tim Gardner. Referred to Sir W. Doyly and Col. Reymes.
Same from Peter Ricaut. Ordered that he have a moiety of his discoveries.
Same from Sir Tho. Armstrong. My Lords see no inconveniency in letting it at an increased rent, but [resolved] that His Majesty be pleased first to refer it to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland.
Same from Mr. Ogar. Ordered that he have the arrears also. Warrant to Sir C. Harbord [accordingly].
Same from Tho. Veale. Referred to Sir W. Doyly, Sir C. Harbord, and Sir G. Downing.
Same from William Raife. Referred to Sir C. Harbord.
Same from Lionell Walden. Ordered that he pay the King's money.
Same from Capt. Guillim. Referred to Sir Edm. Turner.
Same from Lord Berkeley. Nothing at present to be done in it, and [resolved] that when that park is granted to any person it is to be no charge to the King.
Same from Peter Carye. Referred to Sir C. Harbord.
Sir C. Harbord's report read in the case of Plummer. Referred to the Attorney General to prosecute according to law.
Petition read from Major Hamilton with the order of Council. Report to be made [to the Privy Council] that progress to the docquet [stage in such a matter prior to its being made known to my Lords] is contrary to the order of Council.
Same from Tho. Weeden. Ordered that the 12 per cent. be not taken off.
Same from John Pepper. Referred to Sir C. Harbord and Sir W. Doyly.
"Money to pay the 'Roebuck' and 'Kitchin' out of the tallies upon the register which never were struck as Alderman Backwell saith or any other money."
Mr. Crispe's petition concerning his accompt for his spice patent is to be considered with Auditor Beale's report the second Friday after New Year's day. Write Crispe and Beale to attend then.
Petition read from Mr. Smith. Warrant on the Customs for what he is in arrear.
[Same from] Widow Pinkney. Warrant for 5l. for her on the general dormant.
[Treasury Minute Book III. p. 220–2.]
Dec. 16.
Thursday.
Present: Lord Ashley.
Baron Turner came in: also the Hearthmoney Farmers with Mr. Offley their counsel. "He demands that where the officers can make oath there's no distress or that there is danger in levying, that process go out as where wrong certificates if allowed or not, or tumults: that they will not take process against above 10 or 12 in a place." Lord Ashley says that a certificate allowed by the Justices is good, so in that case process cannot be issued, but that the way is to turn out such justices as shall allow wrong certificates or indite [indict] them (the justices) and that thus my Lords are willing to do for the Chimney men. Ordered that they attend Baron Turner with a state [of the case].
Mr. Payne to attend about process going out against Capt. Brabant on his Excise account.
Sir Francis Cob to have time to the end of next term to pay the 150l. of Excise arrears.
Sir Denys Gauden and Auditor Beale to attend with Gauden's interest account on the 4th January next. Gauden's letter about Mr. White's beer is to be sent to Sir W. Doyly to meet with Gauden and settle that business.
[Treasury Minute Book III. p. 223.]
Dec. 17.
Friday.
Present: Lord Ashley, Treasurer of the Household.
Sir Robert Viner's interest account is ordered to be declared.
Warrant for Capt. Kingston for the coal mines for such three lives as he shall name.
Mr. Dormer to have his bonds up on the Firehearth account, there being but 40l. in arrear which is to be considered.
Warrant for Sir Walter Moyle, in accordance with Sir R. Long's report.
Sir Tho. Littleton called in. Sir G. Downing is to see to get the 14,000l. for the Navy of Mr. Meynell.
Warrant for half a year to the Messengers, Yeomen of the Guard, and Trumpeters: to be on the arrears of the late Customs Farmers.
Sir Robert Viner's Tangier interest account is allowed. Ordered that before any more settlements [or assignments be made] on the Customs provision be made for this account.
The late Customs Farmers are to bring in their accounts on the 11th prox., and the present Farmers a day after.
Petition read from Tho. Philips. Ordered that John Lloyd allow the 50l. or shew cause.
Sir Rob. Howard et al. called in about the Greenwax. Proffer [to farm] it at 1,000l. per an., [and] desire that in the mean time Mr. Brewster appoint such a deputy as they shall nominate. If the King will not take the Greenwax into his hands, they desire a new grant, and Mr. Brewster to be left out. Report to be made to the King in Council.
The Earl of Bristol called in about the 10,000l. due from the King to him. The report from the Lord Keeper and Secretary Morice and the old papers in Mr. Williamson's hands are to be looked out and laid before my Lords. The Earl of Bristol says he dates this interest from the time the King sent the Earl of Falmouth to him to promise payment, which was in 1665.
Warrant for 100l. more for the Council of Trade.
The Excise Commissioners called in and make report about Mr. Skip. [Ordered] that 500l. be allowed.
Report read about Widow Stephens. Warrant ordered accordingly.
Warrant to the Excise Commissioners to put in their quarterly certificates [of office expenses] such charges of lawsuits as Mr. Lawrence shall certify, referring to the agreement with them to bear all incident charges at 800l. per an., but [except] lawsuits.
Warrant for payment to Dr. Ball.
Lord Widdrington and Mr. Villers called in with Mr. Lawrence and move for time for him (? Lord Widdington) he having but a month allowed by the Exchequer and then to bring the 2,300l. into the Court, otherwise process to issue. Ordered that in regard of what is represented Mr. Lawrence forbear to take out the extent till the beginning of next term.
[Ordered] that Mr. Clarke have 1,000l. worth of tin at Ostend delivered to him as Alderman Backwell's correspondent at the clear price the rest is sold [at]; Alderman Backwell giving his note to pay the money into the Exchequer here at delivery thereof.
[Treasury Minute Book III. pp. 223–4.]
Dec. 20.
Monday.
Present: Treasurer of the Household.
Warrant for Sir Hugh Bethell in accordance with Sir C. Harbord's report.
A list brought of such of the duplicates of the last poll as are yet wanting. Write letters to the places for which they are yet wanting for them to be sent in.
Warrant for 100l. for repair of Berwick bridge: to be on the Customs.
Warrant for 100l. for Sir William Jennings.
The King to be moved about the docquet concerning St. John's College.
Warrant for stay of process against Sir Thomas Daniel till next term. His account to be referred to the Auditor.
Sir C. Harbord's report read on Sir Tho. Peyton's petition. Ordered that he send to view and survey the woods and report the value of it, and how it may best be sold for the King's advantage.
The report read about the tin post coinages. Agreed to and warrant ordered.
The report from the Excise Commissioners concerning all the arrears is referred to Col. Birch and Mr. Ashmole to consider and report what is fit to be done in every particular case.
Warrant for 50,000l. for the Cofferer: on his privy seal.
[Ibid. p. 225.]
Dec. 21.
Tuesday.
Present: Lord Ashley.
Sir Robert Pye's docquet and the bill are sent to Sir C. Harbord to consider and report his opinion if he have anything to say against the passing of it.
Mr. Dean's petition to be considered to-morrow.
[Ibid. p. 225.]