|Date.||Nature and Substance of the Entry.||Reference.|
|March 1||Treasury order for 20l [? 40l.] to Edw. Fauconberge||Order Book XXXVI.
|Same for 20l. to John Lowe||Ibid.|
|Report to the King from the Treasury Lords concerning the
custom upon Scotch cattle brought into England: present the
answer [missing] of the Customs Farmers, and the reply of
Robert Graham, merchant and drover.||Out Letters Customs I.
|Warrant for a privy seal for 15,000l. to Sir George Carteret,
formerly paid by him to the Earl of Anglesey for Ireland.||Warrants Early XV.
|Sir G. Downing to Mr. Warder and Mr. Onby for an account of
what has been paid on the 100,000l. order due to the City, and
what remains [unpaid] on the said City debt.||Out Letters General I.
|Same to the Lord Chamberlain of the Household and the Earl
of Bridgewater to attend on Wednesday about the alum farm
and the alnage.||Ibid, p. 407.|
|The Treasury Lords to the Council of Trade desiring their
opinion on the question of the advisability of drowning the
King's pre-emption of tin by a composition to be made with
the tinners, and to be paid at the Coinage Hall, if such
composition could be agreed on: viz. whether such arrangement
would be of most advantage to the trade of this kingdom.||Warrants Early XXXIII.
|Memorandum. Warrant for a year to Mr. Davies||Minute Book DCXXIV. p. 24.|
|Memorandum. Secretary Trevor's warrant to be prepared for
the King's hand.||Ibid, DCXXV. p. 27.|
|March 2||Treasury warrant to the Lord Keeper to allow 100l. to Edward
Seymour for his employment of collecting the profits of the
Sixpenny Writs during the sequestration thereof. viz. 1667,
Oct. 11, to 1668, Sept. 27: the Earl of Newburgh, Farmer
of said office, having allowed the said Seymour 100l. a year
for his pains in that service.||Warrants Early XXXIII.
|March 3||Treasury orders for 41,560l. 4s. 5d. to Sir Robert Viner for
plate and jewels sold to His Majesty.||Order Book XXXVI.
|Same on the Royal Aid for 78l. 9s. 0d. to the Navy Treasurers||Ibid, p. 70.|
|March 3||Warrant for a privy seal for 8,000l. to Secretary Trevor out of
the customs of Oct. and Nov., 1670.||Warrants Early XV.
|Sir G. Downing to Mr. Tho. Elliott about a privy seal for
settling his business about the King's house at Newmarket.||Out Letters General I.
|Same to Sir C. Harbord to attend to-morrow concerning the
business of Mrs. Jacobson's house.||Ibid, p. 411.|
|Same to Mr. Nash, Mr. Sudlow and Mr. Westfeild, brewers of
Wilts, to attend the Treasury this day three weeks about the
business between them and the Farmers of the Excise of that
county.||Ibid, p. 412.|
|Money warrant for 40l. to Francis North on his fee as a King's
Counsel.||Warrants Early XVIII.
|Same (crossed through) for 2,000l. to Col. William Legg in
further part of 25,000l. established for the Ordnance for the
year ending January, 1669–70.||Ibid, p. 130.|
|Warrant under the royal sign manual for 174l. to Edward
Progers, Keeper of the King s Middle Park of Hampton Court,
for hay for the deer and for taxes.||Ibid, XV. p. 280.|
|Same for 100l. to John Du Moulin for building the vessel lately
undertaken by him and Capt. Hemskirke, the same being for
his present relief until the experiment of the said ship shall
be made. (Treasury orders hereon dated March 18.)||Ibid, p. 250; Order Book
XXXVI. pp. 39, 65.|
|Treasury warrant to Humfry Morice, Auditor of Crown revenues
for co. Lincoln, &c., to discharge the 12 per cent. interest
charge set upon Mr. Broxholme, late Receiver of Poll money
for co. Lincoln, in regard to an item of 500l. paid into the
Exchequer by him after the 1st July, the date limited by the
Act of Parliament for the 12 per cent.: he having only
received the said 500l. after the said July 1, and having paid
same in by Aug. 1.||Warrants Early XXXIV.
|William Wardour to Sir G. Downing. I have according to
your order examined the order for 100,000l. due to the city
and I find that there has been paid on the same the sum of
54,278l. 2s. 2d., and there remains [unpaid] 45,721l. 17s. 10d.
But what is registered for satisfying the said remaining sum
doth not appear to me.||Ibid, XXXVI. p. 124.|
|Treasury warrant to the Clerk of the Pipe to remit and discharge
the super of 660l. 16s. 0d. remaining on the account of John
Peryn, late Receiver of Hearth money for co. Huntingdon,
due from vacant and indigent houses which should have been
certified and returned within the space of two years: it
appearing by the affidavit of Thomas Terry, deputy to said
Peryn, that before the commission came to his hands for
collecting the arrears of Hearth money due in the time of the
[collectorship of the] sheriff the whole time limited by the Act
of Parliament for the collecting all such arrears was elapsed
except 20 days or near thereabouts.||Ibid, p. 120.|
|Memorandum. The list of the Lent preachers is to be got||Minute Book DCXXV. p. 27.|
|March 4||Treasury orders on the London Excise for 125l. each for half a
year on their allowance to Edward Wyngate, Francis Finch.
Sir Denny Ashburnham, and Sir George Benyon, and 100l.
to John Ball.||Order Book XXXVI. p. 60.|
|March 4||Warrant [for a privy seal] for the salaries of the Welsh Judges||Warrants Early XV.
|Royal sign manual to the Attorney or Solicitor General for
preparation of a grant to Thomas, Lord Richardson, Baron of
Cramond, and Fabian Phelipps, of the office of Receiver and
Collector of all reliefs due to the Crown by reason of any
honors, castles, lordships, manors, lands, &c., holden of the
Crown in socage before the dissolution of the Court of Wards
and Liveries, and the conversion of tenures in capite or by
knight service into free and common socage, and of all reliefs
due to the Crown by fee farm rents or Tenths reserved by
reason of the said conversion of tenures or by reason of any
grant or reservation made or to be made by the Crown: and
of all reliefs due by reason of the death of any peer of
England: and of all reliefs due to the Crown by reason of
any tenures by Grand or Petit Sergeanties or reservation thereupon: and to be likewise collectors of all heriots due and of
all the rents and profits of escheats, called old escheats, with
the arrears thereof: all for 21 years, and with power to
prosecute for same: except such heriots and reliefs due to the
Crown as shall be charged and estreated by the stewards to
His Majesty's bailiffs or collectors in any of the manors in
His Majesty's own actual possession not being due and payable by reason of any Tenths or fee farm rents growing due
by the tenures of any manors, lands, &c., not now in the
actual possession of His Majesty.||Ibid pp. 209–10.|
|Treasury warrant to Simon Smith, Receiver, and Anthony
Parsons, Auditor of Crown revenues for co. Southampton, &c.,
to continue payment of the 264l. 12s. 6d. per an. to Capt.
Edward Strange, Capt. of Hurst Castle, for pay to himself
and officers and soldiers there.||Ibid, XXII. p. 104.|
|Same to the Receiver and Auditor of Crown revenues for co.
Dorset, &o., to continue payment of the 149l. 0s. 10d. to
Humfry Weld, Governor of Portland Castle, for his own and
his soldiers' wages.||Ibid.|
|Money warrant for Thomas White's interest money on his
4,000l. order.||Warrants Early XX.
|March 5||Warrant for a privy seal for 40,000l. for saltpetre: to be
charged on Hearth money.||Ibid, XV. p. 208.|
|Same for same for 6.000l. to Philip Packer, Paymaster of the
Works, for re-building the Custom House, lately demolished
by the great dreadful fire in London. (Privy seal hereon,
dated Mar. 25.)||Ibid, pp. 208, 266.|
|Sir G. Downing to Thomas Williams, one of the Justices of the
Peace in Sarum, to attend the Treasury at the hearing of the
difference between the brewers of Sarum and the Farmers of
the Excise of Wilts.||Out Letters General I.
|Treasury warrant to the Warden of the fleet or his deputy to
release John Kilby on bail for a month to go to the assizes
now approaching at Aylesbury to get in money due to him
from several persons.||Warrants Early XXXIII.
|The Treasury Lords to Sir R. Long to pay the 200l. warranted
to John Woolley, out of the 700l. to be lent into the
Exchequer by Mr. Meynell: and to reserve the remaining
500l. thereof for the Works.||Ibid.|
|March 5||Treasury warrant to the King's Remembrancer to stay process
against William Broxholm, late Receiver of Hearth money
for Hull, and of the Royal Aid and Poll for co. Lincoln: he
being by urgent occasions prevented from personal attendance
in London for the perfecting his several accounts.||Warrants Early XXXVI.
|Same to Sir John Denham, Surveyor of the Works, et al., concerning the building of the Custom House, the Crown having
agreed with Sir Anthony Cope, the fee farmer of the
ground whereon part of the old Custom House stood for such
ground as is necessary for the said new Custom House, Cope
having accepted in lieu of all such land so built or to be built
upon, so much only as shall remain fronting Thomas Street on
the north side of the King's buildings now intended to be
erected: the said building process to be directed by said
Denham, Hugh May, Comptroller of the Works, Philip Packer,
Paymaster of the Works. Edward Marshall, the King's Master
Mason, Richard Ryder, the King's Master Carpenter, Daniel
Calwall and William Dickenson, "and inasmuch as the
estimate of 6,000l. may be enhanced and outrun if it should be
left at liberty for every officer to have what cost and conveniences he thinks fit to be done, therefore we do order that
no waynscot or other joyners' work be made or used but in
the two public offices called the Great Custom House and the
Searcher's office and there not above 10 foot high and that the
benches and tables round the Great Custom House do not
exceed the dimensions of five foot breadth for the tables and a
foot and a half for the benches, and be only covered with
cloth in the same manner as in the old Custom House, and that
there be no manner of workmanship or cost either there or in
any other office bestowed except in plain tables and benches
and those covered with cloth where the like were so in the old
Custom House before the [Great] Fire, without any drawers,
desks, boxes, presses, shelves, perticions, backs or inclosures of
seats or any hangings or linings of walls or other furniture of
rooms except at the proper cost and charge of the person for
whose conveniency it's done: and that the seats and offices be
as equally divided to the officers and persons concerned in the
management of the Customs as they possibly can be, allowing
the same proportion to each as they had in the old Custom
House and not more; and if there be any overplus of room
that it be not disposed of without the consent of the"
Treasury Lords.||Ibid, pp. 121–4; Out Letters
Customs I. pp. 149–51.|
|Money warrant for 174l. to Edward Progers for hay for deer,
&c., in the King's Middle Park of Hampton Court.||Warrants Early XVIII.
|Treasury order for 500l. for the Earl of Carlisle for extraordinaries of his voyage to Sweden as Ambassador Extraordinary
thither: and for 500l. to Sir John Finch on his ordinary as
Resident at Florence.||Order Book XXXVI.
|March 6||The Treasury Lords to Mr. Wadlow, et al., requesting them to
advance to the Treasurers of the Navv 15.000l. on such orders
as they have in their hands on the Wine Act.||Warrants Early XL.
|Privy seal for 8,000l. to Sir John Trevor without account to
come out the Customs of Oct. and Nov., 1670: the said sum
having been warranted to him by the privy seal of 14 Oct.,
1668, but he being willing to defer payment till the above
date.||Ibid, XV. pp. 247–8.|
|March 6||Privy seal for 2,250l. to the Duke of York for his children for nine
months to Xmas last: and dormant warrant for the 3,000l.
per an., for said children, to be paid in future out of the
savings by the reductions in the Excise Office (Money
warrant hereon dated March 18.)||Warrants Early XV.
pp. 248–9; XVIII.
|March 10||Sir G. Downing to Auditor Beale to state Sir Dennis Gauden's
interest account, and to report the moneys due to him on any
Treasury warrants.||Out Letters General II.
|March 13||Warrant under the royal sign manual for 188l. to Thomas Lee
for a small close of ground containing three aores, lying at
the west end of the ground called the Sandpit Field (which
Sandpit Field, together with the six acre close at the east end
thereof, have been surrendered to the Crown by Sir William
Poultney for the purpose of enlarging St. James's Park) and
another close thereto adjoining, containing 4½ acres (worth
about 10l. per an., and claimed to belong to the daughter and
heir of Alexander Davies. deceased, being an infant of seven
years under the custody of her mother, now the wife of John
Tregunnell, and in lease to Richard Smith at the yearly rent
of 6l. 13s. 4d. by grant from Hugh Audley, deceased. the late
owner thereof), and similarly for 10l. to said Richard Smith
for purchase of his said lease, and 5l. to Ralph Greatorex for
surveying the said plots and other lands, houses, gardens,
wayes, and watercourses near adjoining. and altering some of
the said ways for the enlarging of said park: and also for the
passing of some fee farm rent to the said infant heir in
recompense.||Warrants Early XV.
|March 15||Sir G. Downing to Sir Edm. Sawyer for an exact account of the
yearly value of the revenue belonging to Windsor Honor and
Castle.||Out Letters General I.
|Same to the Attorney and Solicitor General forwarding a paper
for their opinion thereon.||Ibid. p. 416.|
|Treasury order for 500l. to Mr. Packer, Paymaster of Works,
to be paid out of the 700l. to be lent by Mr. Meynell.||Order Book XXXVI.
|Treasury warrant for the observance of a royal warrant of the
12th inst. to permit Lord Arundell of Wardour to export
16 horses Custom free to France.||Out Letters Customs I.
|Money warrant for 250l. to Peter du Moulin as royal bounty by
the privy seal of Feb. 27 last. (Order hereon. March 16.)||Warrants Early XVIII.
pp. 130–1; Order Book
XXXVI. p. 39.|
|Treasury warrant to Viscount Fanshaw to deliver to John
Perryn his bonds as late Receiver of Hearth money for co.
Huntingdon: he having perfected his accounts for same.||Warrants Early XXXVI.
|Memorandum. Order of Council to be got for paying 10 per cent.
interest.||Minute Book DCXXV.
|March 16||Treasury orders for 366l. 16s. 9d. to Sir Edw. Griffin, Treasurer
of the Chamber, and 2,000l. to William Legg for the
Ordnance.||Order Book XXXVI.
|Sir G. Downing to Sir W. Doyly for a certificate how Mr.
Sanderson's account stands, as well for the Poll bill as for
the Aids of co. Westmorland.||Out Letters General I.
|Same to Sir W. Doily for the like of Sir W. Moyle's account as
Receiver of part of the Royal Aids for co. Cornwall.||Ibid, p. 419.|
|March 16||Privy seal for 9l. to Sir Dennis Gauden for certain provisions.
detailed, furnished extra or at different prices for the garrison
of Dunkirk: Gauden's account hereof having been referred
for consideration by order of the Privy Council, dated 1664,
Mar. 25.||Warrants Early XV.
|Same for 28,000l. for Sir Dennis Gauden, Victualler of the
Navy.||Ibid, p. 263.|
|Same for the payments of the 462l. 10s. 0d. quarterly to each of
the Secretaries of State to be on the farm of unwrought
wood.||Ibid, pp. 260–1|
|Same, dormant, for the augmentation of 100l. per an. each and
salary of 50l. per an. each to the Welsh judges out of Crown
revenues in Wales.||Ibid, pp. 251–2.|
|Treasury warrant to Robert Napier, Receiver General of the
Duchy of Cornwall, Eustace Bridgell, deputy steward of the
honour of Bradninch. and John Ward, gent., to sell the goods
of Thomas Chudleigh, deceased, seized in his house in the
Castle Close of Exeter in satisfaction of an arrear of rent due
to the King from Chudleigh on the lease of said house and in
further satisfaction of 714l. 15s. 3d. due from him on his
account as Receiver of Benevolence money [for co. Devon].||Ibid XXXVII. p. 203|
|Money warrant for 550l. to Sir Charles Doe for two large diamond
rings sold to the King in Nov., 1663.||Ibid, XX. p. 157.|
|March 17||A list of the impost bills [permitting the free importation of
wines to individuals specified and to amounts specified] for the
year ended Xmas last.||Out Letters Customs I.
|Treasury orders for, in all, 8,000l. to Sir John Trevor||Order Book XXXVI. p. 39.|
|Same for 130l. 15s. 8d. for two foot companies in Dover
Castle.||Ibid, p. 62.|
|Same on the London Excise for 750l. to the Duke of York's
children.||Ibid p. 60.|
|Money warrant for 101l. 9s. 10d. to Elizabeth Leonard, relict
of William Leonard, late Governor of Tilbury Fort and
Gravesend blockhouse, being due for 484 days to 1664–5,
Jan. 22, on his fees of 2s. a day and 4d. a day and 20l. a
year.||Warrants Early XVIII.
|Same for 152l. 5s. 0d. to Anthony Cogan to be paid to John
Tregonnell for the rent of the Mulberry garden and Mulberry
Garden Fields for 1½ years to Xmas last.||Ibid.|
|Same for 500l. to Philip Packer for the Works: out of the
700l. lately lent into the Exohequer by Isaac Meynell.||Ibid, p. 131|
|Same for the fee of 70l. per an. to Sir Heneage Finch, Solicitor
General: out of Crown land revenue.||Ibid, XXXVII. p. 204.
and XXII. p. 105.|
|Treasury warrant to Anthony Parsons. Auditor of Crown
revenues for co. Southampton, for particulars of all the
accounts of the woodward of New Forest from 1660, to be
delivered to Lord St. John of Basing, now Lord Warden
of said forest: in order to give his lordship an inspection
into the accompts, so as to prevent abuses in the embezzling
His Majesty's timber felled there for the use of the Navy.||Ibid, XXXVII. p. 204|
|March 17||Warrant for changing an order for 500l. to John Hebdon for
the expenses of two voyages he made, one to present the
King's letter to the Emperor of Russia in 1661, the other to
receive the Extraordinary Ambassador from said Emperor to
the King at the Sound in 1662.||Warrants Early XX.
|March 18||Treasury warrant to the Attorney or Solicitor General for preparation of a grant to Sir John Shaw and Robert Townson
of the office of Collector of Customs of London port, as
granted 1639–40 to Sir Abraham Dawes, Sir Thomas Dawes,
and John Dawes, the said Sir John Shaw having purchased
the surviving interest of John Dawes and Lord Cornwallis in
said grant.||Out Letters Customs I.
|Sir G. Downing to Mr Blakeston, Mr. Davison, Mr. Lambton,
Mr. Carre and Mr Neile to meet and inquire as to what
money is remaining in the hand of Mr Tymothy Whittingham
of the money collected for the relief of the poor of Piedmont,
and to make a report thereof to my Lords, who are inclined
to dispose of what shall be so found in Mr. Whittingham's
hands to Col. Henry Eubanke, who has undertaken to make
discovery thereof, His Majesty having graciously referred this
business to my Lords, thereby in some measure to recompense
Col Eubanke's services.||Out Letters General I.
|Money warrant for 40l. to John Clerke, D.C.L. and Reader of
Civil law in Cambridge, on his fee of 40l. per an.||Warrants Early XVIII.
|March 19||Sir G. Downing to Sir John Bennett. The business of your
account of the Cavalier money is deferred to the 26th inst.||Out Letters General I.
|Same to Sir R. Long for a certificate to what time Lord Arlington
and Sir William Morice were paid their quarterly 462l. 10s. 0d.
charged on the duty on unwrought wood: also as to whether
any money hasbeen paid to Secretary Trevor upon the wood farm.||Ibid.|
|Memorandum. The Hearth money Farmers order of Council is
to be got [for] this afternoon.||Minute Book DCXXV.
[sic for 1668–9]
|Treasury warrant to Sir Robert Paston, Farmer of the duty on
unwrought wood. to pay 562l. 10s. 0d. quarterly to Lord
Arlington and Sir John Trevor, Principal Secretaries of State.||Warrants Early XXII.
|March 22||Sir G. Downing to George Goodman, to inform the Treasury
what wood he sold in Whittlewood Forest, and by what
warrant and what became of the money.||Out Letters General I.
|Same to Mr. Pepys to inform the Treasury how it comes to pass
that 1,250l. is set down in Sir Denys Gauden's account for
provision for sick and wounded on board His Majesty's fleet
when the Duke of York was there in person, whereas care was
taken of them by the Commissioners for Sick and Wounded.||Ibid.|
|Same to Lord Henry Howard concerning the present which he is
to carry to Tafilet.||Ibid.|
|Same to Sir Allen Apsley: have prepared your warrant and put
it in the bundle to be signed among the first but my Lords at
present are signing no warrants on the Exchequer [in general]
because they would have the debt on it somewhat paid off.||Ibid, p. 425.|
|Same to the Farmers of the Irish revenue to attend to-morrow
with their answer to my Lords' queries concerning their
accounts of payments, &c.||Ibid.|
|March 22||Sir G. Downing to Sir W. Doily for the account of Mr. Sands,
Receiver for Cumberland and Westmorland.||Out Letters General I.
|Treasury warrant to John Moorehouse, Purveyor of the Navy,
and to the Surveyor General of Woods, Trent South, to fell
1,000 trees in the forest of Whittlewood for the service of
the Navy, returning inventories of said timber to the Surveyor
General and to the principal officers of the Navy: and to
advise concerning the preservation of the remaining timber in
said forest: same being in part execution of the royal warrant
of Jan. 23 last for felling 2,000 trees in Whittlewood and
Alice Holt Forests: and the Earl of Oxford. Justice in
Eyre, having certified that so much timber has been
felled in Alice Holt Forest, that to take any considerable
quantity from it would prove a total destruction to said
forest.||Warrants Early XXXVII.
|March 23||Sir G. Downing to Sir R. Long for an account of what has been
assigned on the Wine Act.||Out Letters General I.
|Report to the King from the Treasury Lords on the petition of
Sir John Hinton for the 800l. due to him from the Exchequer
and 700l. from the Treasurer of the Chamber, he being
reduced to great extremity. Can give no warrant for payments without a great seal or a privy seal.||Warrants Early XXXIII.
|[Before March 24]||Treasury warrant to the Surveyor General of Crown lands for a
constat of lands in Sigglesthorne and Knottingley, co. Yorks,
and of tithes in Bestwall, co. Dorset, as petitioned for by Sir
Edmond Wyndham.||Ibid, XXXVII. p. 214.|
|March 24||Sir G. Downing to Sir Edm. Sawyer to bring on Friday the
account of Dudley Reuse, Receiver of the Honor and Castle
of Windsor.||Out Letters General I.
|Same to Alderman Backwell to attend on Friday about Lady
Fanshawe's plate.||Ibid, p. 427.|
|Same to Mr. Warder for a more particular account of the
moneys paid in of the Additional Aid and the Eleven Months'
tax for each county and place: the account received to-day
mentioning only in gross how much has been paid in of those
|Same to Mr. Booth. You may tarry in the country a month for
getting in the money. You must then come up and pass
your account.||Ibid, p. 428.|
|Same to the Lord Privy Seal and the other Lords of Ireland,
detailed, to attend on Friday about the Irish [revenue] farm.||Ibid.|
|Warrant under the royal sign manual for 200l. to Lord
Willoughby, Governor of the Barbados, for the use of Major
Needham and the rest of those poor persons suffering at
Surinam; for the relief of their necessitous condition. (Money
warrant hereon, dated Mar. 30; order hereon, dated April 1.)||Warrants Early XV.
p. 257; XVIII. p. 135;
Order Book XXXVI.
|Memorandum. Warrant for Mr. Needham on the King's
warrant.||Minute Book DCXXIV. p. 26.|
|Memorandum. Warrant for over interest||Ibid.|
|Memorandum. Warrant for Mr. Seykes||Ibid.|
|March 24||Memorandum. Warrant for the Earl of Bath||Minute Book DCXXIV.
|Memorandum. Warrant for Col. Birch for Xmas, and to be
put into the succeeding bills for salary.||Ibid.|
|Memorandum. See what remains uncharged on June, 1669:
for Lord Howard to have it.||Ibid. DCXXV. p. 30.|
|Treasury warrant to the Clerk of the Pipe for a lease to Sir
Charles Wyndham, as the nominee of Sir Edmond Wyndham,
of various lands in Sigglesthorne and Knottingley, co. Yorks,
and tithes in Bestwall, part of the monastry of Sheen in
Dorset.||Warrants Early XXXVII. pp. 208–9, 212.|
|Prefixing:—Particulars of the premises and two separate reports
on Wyndham's petition by way of ratal of said particulars by
the Surveyor General of Crown Lands: and entry of demise.|
|[?]||Entry of demise by lease under the Exchequer seal to John
Payne of certain messuages in Thornton and Stanton subter
Bardon, co. Leicester, part of the possessions of John Cane,
outlaw.||Ibid, p. 209|
|March 24||Treasury warrant to the Clerk of the Pipe for a lease to Sir
Thomas Hanmer, bart., of certain salt springs by him lately
discovered in the wastes of His Majesty's lordship of Bagillt
and hundred of Coleshill, co. Flint, with power to open the
soil and erect saltworks, houses, saltpans, furnaces, &c.||Ibid. pp. 210–11.|
|Prefixing:—Said Hanmer's petition, report thereon by the
Surveyor General of Crown lands, and entry of demise.|
|The Treasury Lords to the [King's Remembrancer] to stay process
against Sir Walter Moyle, late Receiver of Aids for Cornwall:
there being no money now remaining in his hands of the said
receipt.||Ibid. XXXIV. p. 155.|
|Report to the King from the Treasury Lords on the case of His
Majesty's leasehold and copyhold tenants within the Duchy of
Cornwall. Have diligently considered the said tenants
petition and are fully satisfied that by reason of the new
increased rents therein mentioned the King's fines upon such
estates as have or shall be so granted to them are and will be
much lessened and the tenants impoverished by raising the
rents: therefore advise an order that all such new raised rents
reserved on tenements in possession or reversion may be
purchased by the respective tenants in such way as the King
shall think fit and that for the future no such rents be reserved.
Advise that the moneys arising thereby may be applied to
the payment of such warrants as are or shall be charged on the
Exchequer [in general].||Ibid XXXVII. p. 215.|
|Fourteen Treasury orders on the Wine Act for in all 87,000l. to
John Wadlow and John Sayers for the Vintners of London in
repayment of loan on the Wine Act.||Order Book XXXVI.
|Royal sign manual for 130l. 15s. 8d. to Richard Golder for the
use of the two foot companies in Dover Castle under Sir Francis
Vincent for a moiety of one month's pay.||Warrants Early XV.
|March 26||Sir G. Downing to Mr. Warcup to attend at the Treasury next
Wednesday, when his business with the brewers of Salisbury
is to be heard.||Out Letters General II.
|Same to Sir Hugh Cholmely, The Treasury Lords have reported
to the King that your account may be declared.||Ibid, p. 2.|
|March 26||Warrant for a privy seal for 26,197l. 13s. 8d. to Mr. Meynell for
interest on the principal sum of 320, 187l.||Warrants Early XV.
|Same for same for 497l. 17s. 4d. for Mr. Portman for interest, &c.
on procuring 9,608l. 16s. 1d. [to be lent to the Government].||Ibid.|
|Same for 6.657l. 16s. 4d. to Alderman Backwell for interest on
128,889l. 18s. 3d. procured and advanced to the Government.||Ibid.|
|Same for 12,456l. 10s. 9d. to Sir Robert Vynor for divers
chains, medals, and other works of gold. &c.||Ibid.|
|Money warrant for 30l. to Anthony Seager for nine months to
Lady Day last as Keeper of the Treasury Chamber.||Ibid, XVIII. p. 134.|
|[?]||Same for 20l. to John Morehouse, Purveyor of Alice Holt and
Whittlewood Forest, co. Northampton.||Ibid, p. 135.|
|March 26||The Treasury Lords to Thomas Carew, Henry Northleigh, and
Sebastian Isaack to enquire what has become of the estate of
William Milton, late sub-collector of Hearth money in the
Hundred of Shebbear and Black Torrington, who is now in
prison at Stoke Canon, co. Devon, for moneys of that duty
detained by him: the said estate, valued at 2 000l., having
been seized by Samuel Louis, of the parish of Sheepwash,
Devon, upon pretence of debt: as is alleged by Cadwallader
Jones, surety for William Harris, late Receiver of Hearth
money for that county.||Ibid, XXXVI. p. 124.|
|Same to [Mr. Lawrence] to assist said Cadwallader Jones in
attempting to sue and recover from said Samuel Louis the
estate of said Milton and all the books of accounts relating to
said Milton's employment as sub-collector as above.||Ibid, p. 125.|
|Memorandum. Enquire for an order of Council about several
copyhold fees to be paid into the Exchequer for discharge of
the debt now upon it.||Minute Book DCXXV.
|March 29||[Sir G. Downing] to the Lord Privy Seal, the Duke of Ormonde,
Earl of Burlington, Earl of Orrery, Lord John Berkeley, Sir
George Carteret, the Solicitor General, and Sir John Temple
to attend the Treasury to-morrow and on Wednesday about
the security to be given by the present proposers for the farm
of [the revenue of] Ireland.||Out Letters General II
|Same to Mr. Prettyman. The Archbishop of York writes that
Anthony Wilkes, his Sub-Collector of Tenths, has paid into
the Exchequer 442l. 17s. 2d. for Xmas, 1667, and has left in
Prettyman's hands 500l. more for perfecting his account.
Desires Prettyman to speedily pay this in.||Ibid, p. 6.|
|Treasury order registered on the imposition of coinage for 150l.
to Dame Barbara Villiers on her pension of 600l. per an.||Order Book XXXVI.
|Money warrant for 10,000l. to John Wadlow and the rest of
the Vintners who are undertakers for the collection of the
wine duty: being for the charge of collection of same.||Warrants Early XL.
|Report to the King (struok through) from the Treasury Lords on
the case of Co. John Fitz Patrick concerning his restoration
to his estate in Ireland. he praying a new patent of exemption
from quit rent thereon; said quit rents having been discharged
by letters patent, but afterwards possibly resumed again by
the general words of the Act of Explanation.||Ibid, XXXVII. pp. 214–5,
|Prefixing:—Said Fitz Patrick's petition.|
|March 29||Treasury warrant to the Receipt revoking the order of 1667,
Sept 18, ut infra, and ordering payment of 2 per cent. in full
of the gratuity of 4 per cent. over and above the interest of
6 per cent. to all such persons who have lent money on the
Eleven months' tax since 1667, Nov. 1, for such time as the
said persons received only 2 per cent. gratuity for same: 4 per
cent. gratuity having been directed by the order in Council of
1667, Sept. 18, to be allowed thereon up to 1667, Nov. 1, and
thereafter only 2 per cent., but several subsequent orders of
Council having continued the said gratuity of 4 per cent.
whereby it happens that some who lent on said fund since
1667, Nov. 1, have only received 2 per cent. gratuity while
others who also lent after said date have received 4 per cent.
gratuity.||Warrants Early XXIII.
|Treasury warrant to the Excise Commissioners to pay 175l. to
John Birch, Auditor of Excise, for Xmas quarter of his salary
for himself and his clerk.||Ibid, XXIV. pp. 79–80.|
|Same to the Commissioners of the London Excise to pay 185l. to
Mr. Ashmole, Controller of Excise for same.||Ibid, p. 80.|
|Memorandum. Warrant for Mr. Goldsbrough||Minute Book DCXXIV.
|Memorandum. Warrants for Sir G. Charnock and Mr. Fox:
after the order of Council is first had.||Ibid.|
|March 30||Treasury warrant to the Commissioners of Excise et al. according to the order of Council to discharge Sir William
Blakeston of the several debts or arrears of 277l. 13s. 0d.
and 330l. with which he is charged as sub-commissioner
upon his accompt for the Excise of Durham: he having paid
in 300l. on account thereof.||Warrants Early XXIV.
pp. 80–1; Minute Book
DCXXIV. p. 27.|
|Same to same to discharge Nicholas Bataille and Hugh Tresse,
late Farmers of Excise of co. Nottingham, of the 100l. arrear
remaining on their account for the quarter ending 1665.
Sept. 29.||Warrants Early XXIV.
|Money warrant for 20,000l. to be made use of for striking of
tallies from time to time for the discharge of such collectors
of Hearth money as have paid their moneys direct to Sir
Thomas Player [at the Chamber of London] without levying
tallies therefor at the Exchequer.||Ibid. XXI. p. 4.|
|Privy seal for 40,000l. to Col. Legg, Lieutenant of the Ordnance,
for furnishing a magazine of saltpetre.||Ibid, XV. p. 371.|
|Sir G. Downing to the Duke of Albemarle. Have drawn a
warrant for 1,000l. for you as a Gentleman of the Bedchamber. "So wishing your Grace the recovery of your good
health."||Out Letters General II
|Same to Sir Robert Viner. Have drawn a warrant for the money
due to Mr. Duncker and for the ranging of your tallies; so
please bring the tallies that I may send them to the Exchequer
to be paid according to the direction of said warrant.||Ibid.|
|Same to Mr. Hayes and Mr. Palmer to attend on Friday at
the hearing of said Palmer's proposals for the making of
farthings.||Ibid, p. 7.|
|March 30||Sir G. Downing to Mr. Prettyman forwarding two letters for
his opinion to the Treasury on the state of the cases
therein.||Out Letters General II.
|Same to Mr. Lawrence concerning the delivering up Mr.
|Privy seal for 4,800l. to the Countess of Dysart without account,
the King being "since our happy restoration upon good and
valuable consideration become justly indebted" to said
Countess for said amount [being in reality the surrender price
of her pension].||Warrants Early XV.
|Treasury warrant to John Madden and Thomas Agar, Surveyors
General of Woods, Trent South, or to— Horne, High
Woodward of New Forest, co. Southampton, to fell 45 tons
of timber for the repair of His Majesty's house at Lyndhurst, co. Southampton: as by the royal warrant of the
24th inst.||Ibid, XXXVII. p. 212.|
|Memorandum. To number all the papers concerning one
business.||Minute Book DCXXV.
|March 31||Treasury order on the Country Excise for 20,000l., in part of
100,000l. loan from the City on Hearth money.||Order Book XXXVI.
|Sir G. Downing to Mr. Blondeau to send to the Treasury a copy
of his patent as Engineer to the Mint.||Out Letters General II.
|Money warrant for 2,483l. to the Cofferer of the Household, viz.
1,283l. for the expense of the Dutch and Swedish Ambassadors
in Novr., 1667, and Feb., 1667–8, being the time they were
on His Majesty's charge, and 800l. for the expense of the
French Ambassador during the time he lay at His Majesty's
charge, and 400l. for fuel for the Houses of Parliament.||Warrants Early XXIV.
|Royal warrant for 26,197l. 13s. 8d. to Isaac Meynell, of London,
goldsmith, for interest at 6 per cent. and reward at 4 per cent.
for moneys advanced by him to Sir George Carteret, late
Treasurer of the Navy, amounting in the whole to 320, 187l.,
whereof there has been repaid to him on or before 1668,
June 1, at several times in the accompt thereof stated, the
sum of 315,187l., leaving 5,000l. of said principal money
unpaid at said date.||Ibid, XV. pp. 297–8.|
|Privy seal for 497l. 17s. 6¼d. to John Portman, of London,
goldsmith, as 6 per cent. and 4 per cent. reward on 9,608l.
16s. 1d. advanced by him to Sir George Carteret for the use
of the Navy; whereof there has been repaid at several times
before 1667, Dec. 14, the sum of 7,168l. 5s. 4d., leaving
2,440l. 10s. 9d. principal money still unpaid.||Ibid, pp. 292–3.|
|Same for 12,456l. 10s. 9d. to Sir Robert Vyner for divers
parcels of gilt and white plate, and jewels, detailed, delivered
into the Jewel House from 1668, June 24, to 1668–9, Feb. 14.||Ibid, pp. 269–70.|
|Same for 3,994l. 13s. 10d. to Alderman Edward Backwell for interest at 6 per cent. and 2,663l. 2s 6d. for gratuity at 4 per cent.,
making in all 6,657l. 16s. 4d. as interest on 128,896l. 18s. 3d.
advanced by said Backwell into the Exchequer, and to several
persons for the King's service, whereof was repaid to him at or
before Dec. 25 last, being the day unto which his account of
same is made up, at several times in the said account
mentioned, the sum of 62,373l. 19s. 9d., leaving unpaid the
sum of 68,522l. 18s. 6d.||Ibid, pp. 277–8.|
|March 31||Warrant for a privy seal for 100,000l. to the Treasurers of the
Navy in part of 200,000l. for the year to end in Jan., 1669–70.
(Privy seal hereon April 6).||Warrants Early XV.
pp. 260, 264, 267.|
|Treasury warrant to Sir Edmond Sawyer, Auditor of Crown
revenues for co. Berks, to discharge from the 12 per cent.
charge Thomas Seykes, Receiver General of the Royal Aid for
co. Berks: it appearing by a certificate made by George
Wharton of the 25th inst. in behalf of said Seykes that although
the two last tallies completing the assignment made of that
Aid to the Lieutenant of the Ordnance amounting to 328l.
0s. 5d. could not for several reasons be struck upon the said
Receivers till Nov. 19 last, yet the said [sum] was by said
Wharton wholly received of the said Seykes on behalf of said
Lieutenant of the Ordnance before 1668, April 25.||Ibid, XXXIV. pp. 155–6.|
|Money warrant, dormant, for the perpetuity of 16l. 13s. 4d. per
an. to Emmanuel College, Cambridge: on which there is now
25l. due for 1½ years to Xmas last.||Ibid, XVIII. p. 136.|
|Same for 139l. to John Viscount Mordaunt for 278 days to
Sept. 29 last on his fee of 10s. a day as late Governor of
|Treasury warrant to the Clerk of the Pipe for a lease to Mathew
Johnson, gent., of a messuage in Wilbarston, co. Northampton,
estreated to the Crown on the death of Elizabeth Allen.||Ibid, XXXVII. p. 219|
|Prefixing:—Johnson's petition and report thereon by the
Surveyor General of Crown Lands.|
|Memorandum. Warrant to stay process against Mr. Sands||Minute Book DCXXIV.
|Memorandum. Warrant for Mr. Stanny||Ibid.|
|March —||Treasury warrant, dormant, to the Auditor and Receiver of
Crown revenues for Wales to pass debentures for payment
from Lady Day last of the yearly sum or augmentation of
100l., together with the former yearly salary of 50l. to each of
the Justices of the Grand Session in South and North Wales,
viz. Sir Frederick Hyde, sergeant at law, Sir Richard Lloyd,
Timothy Littleton, sergeant at law, Thomas Jones, Thomas
Street and Simon Degg.||Warrants Early XXXVII.
|[?]||Entry of demise by lease under the Exohequer seal to John
Millett and Jane, his wife, of divers lands in Lackenby in the
parish of Wilton, co. Yorks, part of the lands of Cuthbert