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'Entry Book: May 1670', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 3: 1669-1672 (1908), pp. 560-581. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=79703 Date accessed: 31 July 2014.


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May 1670

Date.Nature and Substance of the Entry.Reference.
May 2Letter of direction on two money warrants of 1669, Dec. 6, and 1669–70, Jan. 14, for 746l. 13s. 4d. each to Sir Dennis Gawden.Warrants Early XXVII p. 7.
The Treasury Lords to the Attorney General to send to the Treasury the particulars of the several fee farms, Tenths, and annual and other rents, which were sent to you by the several auditors for you to draw out the trust deed for granting same upon several trusts, to the late Duke of Albemarle, Lord Arlington, Sir Thomas Clifford, Sir John Trevor, and Sir John Duncombe.Ibid, XXXVII. p. 342.
Sir G. Downing to Mr. Sherwyn and Mr. Webb. The King has this afternoon passed the list of collectors for the Chimney money, and I am to prepare a warrant accordingly for His Majesty's signature. Desire your advice hereon to-morrow.Out Letters General II. p. 271.
Same to Mr. Payne and Mr. Hall to assist him in the same business in the preparation of a warrant to the Treasury Lords, to enable them to prepare commissions for the said collectors of Hearth money.Ibid.
Same to Sir Francis Cobb, to attend the Treasury to-morrow to give his answer about the collecting of the Hearth money.Ibid.
Treasury order for 528l. 15s. 8d. to the Earl of Sandwich in full of 3,028l. 15s. 8d., as by the order of Mar. 22 last, for mourning for the Duke of Albemarle: to be registered in course on the Wine Act.Order Book XXXVII. p. 209.
May 2Treasury order for 5,000l., 5,000l., and 4,611l. 2s. 2d. to Sir John Banks: in repayment of loan: to be registered on the Wine Act.Order Book XXXVII. p. 209.
[? May 2]Entry of the demise by lease under the Exchequer Seal of two closes of land, &c., in Blockley, co. Worcester, to Christopher Dewey, being part of the estate of Nicholas Flecher and Thomas Walgrave, outlaws.Warrants Early XXXVII. p. 342.
May 3Treasury warrant to the Attorney or Solicitor General to prepare a grant of the office of Petty Customer inwards of London port to Randall Willmer.Out Letters Customs I. p. 196.
The Treasury Lords to the Customs Farmers until further order to forbear any more payments to the executors of Sir Nicholas Crispe on the grant made to said Crispe by letters patent of 1662, Dec. 11, of the two-third part of the Customs of imported spices until 20,000l. should be paid thereon: the executors of said Crispe having neglected to bring the account of the moneys received thereon.Ibid, p. 197.
Sir G. Downing to Capt Wyngate. The King has signed the warrant appointing you one of the Commissioners for the Retrospect of the late Wine Act. My Lords desire your assistance in appointing Commissioners for the out district, as also for preparing instructions for yourselves and them. Therefore desire you forthwith to be in town and attend them.Out Letters General II. p. 271.
The like letter to Mr. WaringIbid, p. 272.
Same to Sir Francis Cobb. My Lords called for you this morning to know your mind about the business of collecting the Hearth money, but you were gone. Please be here again to-morrow morning at eight.Ibid.
Same to Sir Thomas Bond. Pray speak with me to-morrow about your letter and Lord Arlington's thereupon.Ibid.
Same to Auditors Beale and Wood to give Mr. Scarlett access to some accompts of Mr. Prettyman's for some years back: of which he desires a view.Ibid.
Same to the officers of the Ordnance to hasten their report about the houses to be bought for storehouses for the King at Woolwich.Ibid.
Same to the Customs Farmers. You have not yet paid in the full of your rent for March last, and but little for April. Pay it into the Exchequer forthwith to answer the orders that are charged upon it.Ibid.
Same to Mr. Zouch. My Lords are informed that you hold some lands from the Crown by the tenure and upon the consideration of paying 100l. in gold to His Majesty every year upon St. James's Day. My Lords desire to speak with you hereon this day fortnight to be informed fully hereon, and how long said payment has been discontinued. Bring your patent with you.Ibid, p. 273.
The Treasury Lords to the Lord Mayor, &c., and the Commissioners of Assessments for London. When you appeared before the King in Council, Feb. 25, about the great arrears standing out on the city of London of the two Aids and the Eleven Months' tax, you undertook that the said arrears should be forthwith reassessed and levied, and by order in Council you were that day directed so to do. Sir W. Doyly has often solicited you therein, but with no success. Therefore desire you to make good your engagement to the King herein, otherwise process must issue out for the recovery of the King's money.Warrants Early XXXIV. p. 237.
May 4Money warrant for 45l. to Sir Edw. Griffin and Treasury warrant to Griffin to assign same to John Woolly, keeper of the Council records, for provision of Council books, pens, paper, &c., for the Council Chamber for six months to 1668, Dec. 31.Warrants Early XXVII. p. 1.
Sir G. Downing to Mr. Pepys. There is a small sum of 100l. odd demanded by Sir Thomas Bond for charges in bringing over some of the late Queen's goods, which he desires may be paid into the Navy office [to be thence issued as for that service] and my Lords have so ordered it. Let me see you as to how to draw a warrant to fasten it regularly in that way.Out Letters General II. p. 237.
Same to Mr. Jay to forthwith pass his account.Ibid.
Same to Sir Robt. Crooke to attend my Lords on Friday as to what fees are taken in the office of the Clerk of the Pipe upon the joining of tallies in the passing of accompts.Ibid.
Same to Mr. Lawrence to hasten the Auditors in making up their books of all the fee farm rents above 40s. per an. according to former directions to them given: and when those are done to hasten the like books of the smaller rents.Ibid, p. 274.
Same to Lord Hawley et al., trustees for the sale of fee farm rents, recommending to them Charles Marlebury (Marbury) for employment as a clerk under them.Ibid.
Same to Sir R. Long forwarding a copy of this letter concerning Marbury.Ibid.
Same to the Solicitor General enclosing the opinion of William Jones and William Ellis, counsel for Cadwallader Jones, as to said Jones's suspension.Ibid.
Same to John Martin, searcher of Plymouth, to attend my Lords concerning a misdemeanour by him committed in his office as searcher of Plymouth port: as complained of by John Kernon.Ibid.
Same to said John Kernon to also attend as aboveIbid.
May 6Money warrant for 2,006l. 10s. 0d. to Sir Robert Southwell, representing the unpaid balance of the 3,133l. warranted to him by the privy seal of Apr. 20 in full of his pretences in his employment as late Envoy Extraordinary to Portugal: the balance due to said Southwell hereon, amounting to 1,126l. 10s. 0d., being represented by two sums of 647l. and 479l. 10s. 0d., respectively, received by said Southwell in Portugal out of the Queen's portion. (Order hereon dated May 11 for 2,006l. 10s. 0d. and further order for the due discharging of the said sum of 1,126l. 10s. 0d. by levying tallies on the moneys of the Queen's dowry in the hands of said Southwell and Francis Parry).Out Letters Customs II. pp. 112–3; Order Book XXXVII. pp. 23, 98.
May 6Money warrant, dormant, for the annuity or pensions of 50l. to Anthony Ellesdon, son of William Ellesdon. and 50l. to Charles Ellesdon, another son of same, as granted by letters patent of Apr. 15 last. (Letter of direction hereon.)Warrants Early XVIII. p. 321; Out Letters Customs II. p. 113.
Money warrant for 300l. to Thomas Killegrew for nine months to Lady Day last on his annuity of 400l.Warrants Early XVIII. p. 322.
Same for 766l. 10s. 0d. to the Earl of Bath, Governor of Plymouth and St. Nicholas Isle, for 9 months to Lady Day last on his fee of 56s. a day.Ibid, p. 323.
Same for 2,625l. to the Earl of Bath, being a moiety of the arrears of 5,250l., said total consisting of (1) a sum of 3 250l. due to said Earl on certain former pensions to 1669, Lady Day, as recited in the royal letters patent of June 1 last, (2) 500l. for one quarter to Lady Day last, on his pension of 2,000l. payable at the Receipt. (3) 1,500l. for half a year to Lady Day last on his annuities of 2,000l. in lieu of plate out of the Jewel House, and 1,000l. in lieu of livery out of the wardrobe, payable likewise at the Receipt.Ibid, XXVII. pp. 1–2.
The Treasury Lords to Sir Thomas Ingram, Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, to direct the Auditors of the Duchy to attend Sir R. Long, etc., about making out particulars of His Majesty's rents as under the Act for sale of fee farms.Ibid, XXXIII. p. 133.
Treasury warrant to Sir John Norton woodward of New Forest, for felling 120 tons of timber for repair of Lyndhurst stables.Ibid, XXXVII. p. 345.
Same to the King's Remembrancer for a commission under the Exchequer seal to 12 persons, detailed, for a discovery of concealments, encroachments, and forfeiture in co. Yorks.Ibid, pp. 345–7.
Prefixing:—(1) Petition from William Sanderson and his wife, praying a grant of such concealments, &c, as above as they shall discover.
(2) Report thereon from the Surveyor General of Crown lands. By a letter of Jan. 7 last from some persons of credit inhabiting near Hatfield Chase, co. Yorks, it is certified that a parcel of ground there called Incklemoor, comprising about 20,000 acres, was formerly a turf graft and was granted by King John to the inhabitants of Thorne, Fishlake, Goole, Sykehouse and Crowle, and as the turf or most of it is now taken off the firm ground is become a common waste and of little advantage to any person, and the right and title thereof in the King, the present yearly value thereof not above 12d. the acre: and if taken in and enclosed would be of great advantage to the people; and there are so many other commons near it that there is no need of this, and it may well be spared to be taken in for the benefit of the Crown, of the towns adjacent and of the undertakers, who would be at great charge in taking in and improving same. They further certify that there are 800 acres in Batley parish of the King's waste taken out of Morley Moors by consent of the freeholders without licence, and now improved and converted to their own use and now valued at about 2s. the acre, which they know is and always was the King's. And in a further letter of Jan. 20 last they further certify as to certain parcels of land lying in Ecclesall parish in the West Riding, viz. Harthill grove, Roehill and Swother moor, containing about 1,000 acres and a moor called the Briots which they know to be Crown property: and that there are other commissions [sic for commons] containing about 700 acres belonging to the manor of Ecclesall, viz. Bruntcliff Edge, Dobenhils, Little Common, Broad Oak, Greystones. Casterknell and Little Sheffield moor and a parcel of ground called Crooks moor which lies betwixt Ecclesall, Hallam, Crooks and Sheffield, but none of these places claim any right therein and that they are clearly the right of the Crown. Auditor Aldworth certifies that he cannot find any grant of Inclemoor or of anything of that name, but if it be parcel of the manor and level of Hatfield then it is possible it may be comprehended within the general words of Sir Cornelius Vermuyden's grant.
May 6Sir G. Downing to Col. Birch. Please attend my Lords with all speed as the commission, wherein you are to be one. for the retrospect of the late Wine Act is now ready to be sealed.Out Letters General II. p. 275.
Same to the Deputy Chamberlains of the Exchequer to attend my Lords on Tuesday next about your fees [charged] on joining of tallies.Ibid.
Treasury order on the Exchequer in general for 20l. to William Wardour for attendance in vacations.Order Book XXXVII p. 98.
Letter of direction for an order of 1669, Dec. 13 (for 844l. 3s. 2d. to the Earl of Sandwich) to be paid out of loans on fee farms.Ibid, p. 161.
The like direction on an order of 1670, May 4, for 500l. to Thomas Ellyott, master of the Harriers.Ibid.
Notification by Sir William Glascock of the recognizance of a deed of surrender dated 1669–70, Jan. 7, by which Lord Arlington, Lord Ashley, Sir Thos. Clifford, Sir John Trevor, and Sir John Duncombe surrender back to the King the grant made to them by the King, 1669, July 21, of a fee farm or annual rent of 5l. out of the manor of Clerbury in Evenley, co. Northampton, granted by James I, 1609, Oct. 7, to George Salter and John Williams; and the annual rent or Tenth of 4l. 0s. 8d. out of the demesne lands of the late priory of Canons Ashby, co. Northampton, granted by Henry VIII, 1538, Oct. 7, to Sir Thomas Bryan; and other fee farm rents, &c., in the said grant specified.Warrants Early XXXVII. pp. 343–4.
Treasury warrant to Auditor Parsons to forbear to charge the 12 per cent. interest charge on the account of John Trethewey, Receiver General of Assessments for Bristol and Somerset.Ibid, XXXIV. p. 237.
Money warrant for the repayment of 14,000l. to Edward Backwell (with interest at 6 per cent.): in orders to be registered on the Wine Act.Ibid, XXVI. p. 2.
[?]Same for 280l. 18s. 0d. to the Earl of Sandwich and warrant to said Earl to assign same to the six pages of the Bedchamber for their liveries from 1667, Nov. 30, to 1668, June 24: to be by orders registered on the Wine Act (order hereon dated May 18).Ibid, p. 3; Order Book XXXVII. p. 211.
[?]Same for 189l. to the Provost and Fellows of Eton College on the perpetuity of 52l. per an. granted by Treasury warrant of June 16 last, being four [sic] and a half years arrears thereon to Xmas last: to be by orders registered on the Wine Act. (Order hereon, dated May 26.)Warrants Early XXVI. p. 4; Order Book XXXVII. p. 213.
May 7Money warrant for 100l. to Thomas Ellyott. a Groom of the Bedchamber, in part of arrears [on his annuity of 100l.] as Page of Honour to the late King. (Order hereon, dated May 21.)Warrants Early XXVII. p. 2; Order Book XXXVII. p. 169.
Same for 352l. 11s. 0d. to the Earl of Sandwich for several provisions forthwith to be made for the service of Madam. Duchess of Orleans. (Treasury order, same day.)Warrants Early XVIII. p. 321; Order Book XXXVII. p. 98.
May 9Privy seal for 1,095l. to Sir Gilbert Talbot, Master of the Jewel House, for secret service: to be paid out of money payable for Sir Edward Mostyn's baronetoy fee. (Money warrant hereon, dated May 18: order hereon, dated May 25.)Warrants Early XV. p. 432: XVIII. pp. 325–6; Order Book XXXVII. p. 99
Same for 5,000l. to the Duchess of Orleans as royal bounty: to be paid out of the moneys of the Queen Consort's portion in the Exchequer.Warrants Early XV. p. 445.
Treasury warrant to the Receipt to change a tally of 1668, Aug. 10, levied on Sir Samuel Barnardiston for 300l. by cancelling same and the counterpart thereof, together with the Tellers' bill, and cancelling, defacing, and making void all records and entries thereof in the respective offices: and in lieu thereof to levy a tally of the same date and amount on Jeffry Robson for so much by him paid to His Majesty de dono suo spontaneo.Ibid XVIII. p. 333.
Money warrant for 50l. to the churchwardens of St. Margaret's, Westminster, as royal bounty for the poor thereof.Ibid. p. 324
Same for 50l. to the Treasurer of King Charles's Hospital in Westminster, as royal bounty to the poor of said hospital: as by the privy seal of Feb. 12 last. (Order hereon, dated May 26.)Ibid, p. 325; Order Book XXXVII p. 99.
Same for 100l. to the churchwardens of St. Martin's in the Fields, as royal bounty for the poor there.Warrants Early XVIII. p. 325.
The Treasury Lords to the Earl of St. Albans. The Receivers of the revenue late in jointure to the late Queen Mother do delay to pay in their receipts and to accompt for same. Use all means to quicken them; and send us their names, that we may take further course against them.Ibid, XXXIII. p. 133
Sir G. Downing to Mr. Ridley, Collector of Hearth money for Salop and Stafford, to attend him to-morrow.Out Letters General II. p. 275.
Same to Sir Denys Gauden and Sir C. Harbord for the likeIbid.
Same to the Trustees for sale of fee farm rents. My Lords recommend to you Robert Blaney and Richard Lightfoot for your sale clerks. My Lords intend to provide otherwise for Charles Marbury.Ibid.
Same to Mr. Sherwyn and Mr. Webb concerning the certificates about the securities of several Collectors of Hearth money. Please express in each certificate that neither principal nor surety are indebted to or are accomptants to the King or security to those that are so.Ibid, p. 276.
Same to the Warden of the Fleet, to inform my Lords whether a Mr. Stockden is in his custody on the King's accompt.Ibid.
Same to Alderman Backwell to attend my Lords to-morrowIbid.
May 10Money warrant for 300l. to Lady Fanshaw for half a year on her annuity or pension.Warrants Early XXVII. p. 5.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Farmers to pay 13l. 6s. 8d. to William, Earl of Strafford, for one year's creation money as Viscount Wentworth.Out Letters Customs II. p. 113.
Money warrant for 10l. to Sir William Armorer. His Majesty's brigandier, on his fee of 10l. per an. and in part of 20l. arrears due thereon.Warrants Early XVIII. p. 324.
Sir G. Downing to Mr. Ridley to attend him to-morrowOut Letters General II. p. 276.
Same to Mr. Newport, Col. Reymes. Auditor Beale and Mr. Townsend, father and son, to attend my Lords on Friday about the accounts of the Wardrobe.Ibid.
Same to Sir W. Doily to attend my Lords on Friday about Mr. Strickland's petition.Ibid.
Same to same, to attend him to-morrow about the Receivers' accompts.Ibid.
Same to Alderman Backwell. My Lords expected you this morning. Please attend to-morrow without fail.Ibid. p. 277.
Royal warrant to Mathew Johnson, late Clerk of the Patents, and Sir Geoffrey Palmer, late Attorney General, to deliver to the Treasury Lords the particulars of the several fee farm rents, &c., which were sent to Sir G. Palmer by the several Auditors of Crown revenues for his guidance in drawing the trust grant thereof.Warrants Early XV. p. 429.
Followed by:—A deputation, dated May 11, by the Treasury Lords to John Lawrence to receive same.
May 11Money warrant for 25,443l. to Sa. Pepys in part of 27,750l. due to Tangier garrison for 6 months' pay: out of loans on certain detailed months of the customs.Out Letters Customs II. p. 114.
Royal warrant for 13,200l. to the Duke of Monmouth as royal bounty. (Money warrant hereon dated May 18: order hereon dated May 20.)Warrants Early XV. p. 431; XVIII. p. 98; Order Book XXXVII. p. 256.
Money warrant for 2,303l. 16s. 1d. to Sir Edw. Griffin, and warrant to said Griffin to pay same to such of His Majesty's servants as are payable by the Treasurer of the Chamber and have not yet had any assignments for the half year ended at Michaelmas last. (Order hereon, dated May 20.)Warrants Early XXVII p. 2; Order Book XXXVII. p. 162.
Royal warrant for 100l. to Sir Peter Pett, His Majesty's advocate in Ireland, as royal bounty for services done in order to the condemnation of the ship "Abraham's Sacrifice," and the lading thereof claimed by the Genoese and computed by them at about 80,000l. (Money warrant hereon, dated May 13.)Warrants Early XVa. p. 20; XXVII. p. 11.
Same for 200l. to Sir Edmund Bowyer as royal bounty. (Money warrant hereon, dated May 18. Order hereon, dated May 24. with a letter of direction, dated Oct. 24.)Warrants Early XV. 432; XXVII. p. 13; Order Book XXXVII. p. 163.
Treasury warrant to Auditor John Phelips to act as Auditor of the rates of particulars of all fee farms rents granted to trustees for sale.Warrants Early XXXVII. p. 348.
The Treasury Lords to Sir Thomas Ingram, enclosing a copy of the directions given to the Auditors as to the making out particulars of the fee farms. You are to order the Auditors of the Duchy to observe the same rules.Ibid, XXXIII. p. 134.
May 11Treasury warrant to Auditor Sir W. Godolphin to make a varying additional allowance. detailed (over and above the 20s. per cent. formerly allowed them), to Bevis Lloyd, John Vaughan, John Royd, and Richard Gwynn, late Receivers of Aids, &c., for the several counties of South Wales.Warrants Early XXXIV. p. 242.
Same to the King's Remembrancer to prepare a patent or commission in the form already agreed upon by my Lords, to pass the Exchequer Seal, to constitute Charles Duncombe His Majesty's officer for receiving the Hearth money in co. Beds, Bucks, and Huntingdon: same not to be given out till Duncombe have given security and taken his oath according to the Act of Parliament in that behalfIbid, XXXVI. p. 176.
The like for the following Receivers of Hearth money for the localities respectively detailed, viz.:—Ibid, pp. 146–7.
Thomas Browne for Berks and Oxford.
Edward Miller for Cambridge and the Isle of Ely.
Nathaniel Booth for Chester county and city.
George Clarke for Cornwall, Devon, and Exeter.
George Williamson for Cumberland and Westmorland.
Jervas Bennet for Derby.
Edmond Lawrence for Dorset and Poole.
William Christian for Durham, Northumberland, Newcastle, and Berwick.
Francis Crawley for Essex and Hertford.
Nathaniel Whetham for Gloucester county and city.
Roger Vaughan for Hereford.
Raphaell Hollingshead for Lancaster.
Richard Orton for Leicester and Rutland.
Henry Brounker for London, Middlesex, Westminster, and Sussex.
Nathaniel Smyth for Northampton.
Edward Doyly for Notts.
Augustine Briggs for Norfolk.
—Rydley for Salop, Stafford, and Lichfield.
Symon Smyth for Southampton town and county and Isle of Wight.
Hugh Holland for Suffolk.
Sir William Doyly, Bart., for Surrey and Southwark.
John Newsham for Warwick and Coventry.
—Sandys for Worcester.
William Levet for Wilts.
Walter Strickland for West Riding of Yorks.
Ellis Cooper (in place of Francis Cobb, erased) for East and North Riding of Yorks, and a second warrant to the like effect, dated 1670, June 20 (ibid, p. 177).
Roger Mostyn for Merioneth, Montgomery, Carnarvon, and Anglesey.
Ralph Whitley for Denbigh and Flint.
Bevis Lloyd for Monmouth, Brecon, and Radnor.
Richard Gwynn for Glamorgan, Carmarthen, Pembroke, and Cardigan.
Sir G. Downing to Mr. Sherwyn. The warrants for the Collectors of the Hearth money were signed to-day. Let me have sufficient copies of the instructions to give out to them.Out Letters Genera II. p. 277.
Same to Col. Birch to hasten up to town in order to attend your commission for the retrospect of the Wine Act.Ibid.
May 11Sir G. Downing to the Warden of the Fleet to remand Mr. Stockden back again into custody.Out Letters General II. p. 277.
Letter of direction fixing on the fee farms a Treasury order of 1669–70, Feb. 11. for 142l. 7s. 2d. to Sir Richard Pigott.Order Book XXXVII. p. 167.
Same on an order of 1669–70, Mar. 16 (for 229l. 12s. 1d. to John Walker on his liberates).Ibid, p. 162.
The like on an order of 1669, Dec., for 191l. 17s. 5d. for same.Ibid.
The like on an order of April 26 last for 500l. to the Duke of Buckingham for horses for the King and Queen.Ibid, p. 210.
Treasury order for 1,000l. to Edward Backwell in repayment of loan: to be registered on the Wine Act.Ibid, p. 211.
Treasury order for 1,400l. to Arthur Onslow in repayment of loan: out of the loan on the Customs on July. 1671.Ibid, p. 24.
Money warrant for 1,313l. 7s. 6d. to the Earl of Sandwich: which will be necessary for the charge and further supply of provisions for the reception of Madam, Duchess of Orleans. (Order hereon, dated May 12.)Warrants Early XXVI. p. 4; Order Book XXXVII. p. 210.
[?]Same for 890l. to Sir William Temple for three months' ordinary to the 1st inst. as Ambassador to the States General. (Order hereon, dated May 17.)Warrants Early XXVII. p. 5; Order Book XXXVII. p. 211.
May 12Privy seal for 3,000l. to Richard, Lord Arundell of Trerice, Governor of Pendennis Castle.Warrants Early XV. p. 438.
Treasury order for 4,341l. 7s. 8½d. to Sir Edward Griffin for the messengers and yeomen of the Guard: out of the loans on the Wine Act.Order Book XXXVII. p. 210.
May 13Royal warrant for 100l. to Capt. Peter Watson, one of the Gentleman Ushers Quarter Waiters in ordinary, in part of arrears due to him.Warrants Early XV. p. 446.
Money warrant for 17l. 3s. 9d. to Robert Maugridge. one of His Majesty's drumplayers in ordinary loco Jeremy Crewes, deceased, for half a year on his fee of 12d. a day and 16l. 2s. 6d. per an. for livery and in part of 154l. 13s. 9d. arrears thereon. (Treasury order for 17l. 3s. 9d. hereon. dated May 18.)Ibid, XXVII. p. 5; Order Book XXXVII. p. 103.
Treasury warrant to the Receipt to observe a warrant of the late Lord Treasurer Southampton of date 1665, Nov. 15, " and being informed that several holy days are observed by you in the Receipt of the Exchequer which are not observed in the Court of Exchequer nor in any other Court in Westminster Hall, which proves of great inconvenience for that such as many times comes to Westminster to pay money into the Receipt are thereby disappointed and forced to carry the same back again, we think fit further to direct and require that noe other holidays be observed by you in the Receipt of the Exchequer during the term time than such as are observed by the Court of Exchequer and other Courts in Westminster Hall. And considering of how great consequence it is to His Majesty's service and for the honour of the Exchequer that all possible expedition be used and satisfaction given to such as are willing to lend any money to His Majesty and pay the same into the Receipt of the Exchequer, wee think fit further to direct and require that when any persons shall bring any money thither to be lent to His Majesty that a bill be presently thrown down by the respective Tellers into whose office it shall be brought, and his [the said lender's] tally forthwith despatched and delivered out to him. and where it is known upon what found [fund] the same is to be repaid that his [the said lender's] order of repayment with interest after the rate of 6l. per cent. per an. be also that afternoon drawn and sent to the Treasury to be signed at our next meeting: and upon return back thereof to you that the Auditor of the Receipt do take care that an entry or registry be forthwith made thereof in his office, so as that the party concerned may without delay have the same from him. And we further direct that the Auditor of the Receipt do take care that all interest and over interest upon such order be punctually from time to time paid, and that the order be by him accordingly directed and be immediately recorded by the Clerk of the Pells. And for preventing of the delay in the payment of the over interest occasioned by the drawing and sending of orders to us [i.c. to the Treasury from the Exchequer] for each sum we are contented from time to time to lodge and intrust a certain number of blank orders of that kind in the hands of the Auditor. of the Receipt, he leaving with us from time to time notes under his hand of the receipt of them, and in his weekly certificates giving us an accompt how they are made use of: which notes shall be re-delivered to him when the entire number delivered to him at any one time shall thereby appear to have been made use of. And we doe further authorize and direct the making use of the moneys which shall come in upon each branch of His Majesty's revenue for the payment of the interest and over interest of such loans as are ordered to be repaid out of such branches respectively: and when the monie of such branch shall by any means fall short or not come in in time for the doing thereof we direct that the Auditor of the Receipt from time to time apply to us for a provision of other moneys for the doing thereof. And for the further ease and encouragement of all lenders we direct that no fee be taken neither for throwing down the bill or striking the tally of loan, or drawing, entering or registering the orders of repayment, nor for repayment of the principal, interest, or reward money. And yet thinking it very meet and reasonable that you should not want your due encouragement we direct that the Auditor of the Receipt do after the expiration of every quarter day in each year draw an order upon the old general letters patent dormant in the name of some one person to be agreed upon by you for the satisfying and paying to each of your offices so much money as your accustomed fees would have amounted unto for the services abovementioned for the preceding quarter."Warrants Early XVIII. pp. 327–8.
May 13Money warrant for 55,000l. to the Cofferer of the Household, which sum said Cofferer has represented will be due for the expenses of the Household for six months to the end of Sept. next, 1670: to be in orders registered in course on the sale of fee farms. (Eleven Treasury orders hereon for in all the said sum of 55,000l., dated May 17.)Warrants Early XXVII. p. 3; Order Book XXXVII. p. 163.
Same for 300l. to Lady Cornwallis: for half a year on her pension: to be in orders ut supra.Warrants Early XXVII. p. 4.
May 13Money warrant for 100l. to Mrs. Frances Windebanck, for half a year on her pension to be on the loans on the fee farms.Warrants Early XXVII. p. 4.
Same for 200l. to the Countess of Brentford, for half a year on her annuity or pension.Ibid, p. 7.
Same for 60l. to Ann Golding, widow, for half a year on her pension. (Order hereon, dated May 18.)Ibid, p. 8; Order Book XXXVII. p. 163.
Instructions from the King to Edward Backwell, alderman of London. appointed Treasurer for His Majesty for the receipt of the residue of the [wedding] portion of the Queen Consort:—Warrants Early XLII. pp. 1–5, 7–8 (reverse).
(2) By the decree of the Prince of Portugal of 1669, May 20 (stilo novo) and by a declaration of accompts dated 1668–9. Mar. 12, there was acknowledged due to us 669,000 cruzados: for the payment of which we are by the said decree to receive the half customs of all goods belonging to Englishmen coming from England to the Custom House of Lisbon, and there to be paid by the Treasurer of that Kingdom to some person to be appointed by us; and further there is by the said decree to be yearly paid to us 40,000 cruzados coming yearly to Lisbon on the fleet from Brazil.
(3) You are to receive instructions from the Treasury for the remitting this money into the Receipt.
(5) By privy seal of April 20 last, we acknowledge that 3,129 mill. 237 reys, were received by Sir Robert Southwell, late Envoy Extraordinary in Portugal, and by Francis Parry, our agent now residing there. If any further sums have since been received by said Parry you are to take the same into your hands.
(6). By our letters of 1667–8. Feb. 15. we directed payment of 10,850 cruzados to Bishop Russell, of the abovesaid residue of the portion: and Sir Robert Southwell having on our behalf made an agreement with him [Russell] of date 1669, June 4, that the said 10,850 cruzados should be paid in two years by 6,000 at the return of the first Brazil fleet which may now be about July next, and the residue at the return of the following Brazil fleet, which may be about the July in the year ensuing, you are to pay the said moneys accordingly.
(7) You are to keep Francis Parry informed of all moneys or custom house bills for money received on accompt of this debt, and to pay nothing without his knowledge and to consult him as to the rates of exchange in making remittances home.
Followed by:—The like instructions from the King to Francis Parry, His Majesty's agent to the Prince of Portugal:—Ibid pp 3–4 (reverse).
(1) Because you were there on the place while that whole affair was negotiated by Sir Robert Southwell you are the better enabled to remove any difficulties that may arise in the progress of the payments. If any such arise, and more especially if any attempt be made to divert the payments established. you are to repair to the Prince or his Ministers, and by discourse or writing obviate the same by all fairways and the best endeavours you can; yet letting them know (in this latter case) that we had not accepted so unequal a payment to the importance of the debt but in expectation of larger assignations as soon as they [the Portuguese] had partaked a little more the benefits of the peace and that we shall never suffer to have the orders and decrees of the said Prince broken to our disadvantage while we see the Dutch daily partake the benefit of their agreement with that [the Portuguese] Crown and receive the payment of what they have demanded, though on a very different accompt.
(2) You are to keep entries of all payments, and enquire diligently as to rates of exchange for remittances in order to Backwell's assistance. "If our Receiver [Backwell] shall at any time desire to transport some of the said monie here for England in specie and insist upon a public warrant for the [unmolested shipping of] same you are to demand such warrant from the Prince; which we suppose he will not refuse inasmuch as by the Treaty of mariage that Crown was obliged to pay in the whole portion here in London."
(3) Any moneys which you have received over and above the 1,331 mill 917 reys (which you have applied to the use of Sir Robert Southwell, and for which you have a privy seal of discharge of April 20 last), you are to pay to Backwell.
(4) You are to accompt to the Treasury for your proceedings herein.
Followed by:—Royal letters patent of May 16 inst. of appointment of said Francis Parry to assist said Backwell. Receiver, as above.
And same of May 11 inst. of appointment of said Backwell as Receiver of said portion as above.
May 13Money warrant for 500l. to James Darcy. Master of His Majesty's studs, for one year to Lady Day last on the 500l. per an. agreed on in lieu of fees and service in that employment, settled by the late contract with His Majesty in that behalf: to be by orders registered on the Wine Act. (Order hereon, dated May 26.)Warrants Early XXVI pp. 6–7: Order Book XXXVII. p. 212.
Treasury warrant to the Attorney or Solicitor General to prepare a grant to Sir Thomas Strickland of the customs of imported salt, foreign and Scotch, at the rent of 1,000l. per an.: on surrender of his former grant made to him in 1665, July 7.Out Letters Customs I. pp. 197–8.
Sir G. Downing to Mr. Swinborn. Receiver of the Eleven Months' tax for Durham and Northumberland, concerning the arrear of 5,610l. 17s. 9½d. remaining either in his hands or in the Collector's hands or yet uncollected according to Sir W. Doily's certificate. You are to attend my Lords hereon on the 16th inst.Out Letters General II. p. 278.
The like letter to the following Receivers, respectively, for the counties and arrears, respectively, detailed:—Ibid.
£s.d.
Walter Strickland for Yorks3,4040
Hen. Brabant for Durham and Northumberland55007⅓
John Randall for Dorset66519
Charles Trevanyon for Cornwall26957
Sir Walter Moyle for Cornwall5,75914
Jer. Bennet for Derby1507
Mrs. Argall for Essex1,20311
Rich. Gwyn for Pembroke2,29317
Roger Whitley for North Wales1,9725
George Gipps for Suffolk8,01945
John Trethewy for Somerset1,0441811
Dudley Reuse for Oxford18,8899
Bevis Lloyd for Monmouth3,5861211¼
Col. Rich. Kirkby for Lancaster4,19718
John Lloyd for Brecon and Radnor9121710¾
William Andrewes for Hertford2,87318
Nicholas Veele for Gloucester5,366113
Laurence Bathurst for Gloucester6,50519
Thomas Weedon for Bucks2,64442
Lewys Harding for Beds1,82211
May 13Sir G. Downing to Mr. Wingate, Mr. Waring, Sir C. Harbord, Mr. Sherwyn and the Excise Commissioners to attend my Lords on Monday about appointing Commissioners for the retrospect of the Wine Act for the out districts.Out Letters General II. p. 279.
Same to the Attorney General to attend my Lords on Monday about the grant of the 4½ per cent. duty in Barbados.Ibid.
May 13 and 12The Treasury Lords to the Trustees for the Queen Consort's revenues and to the Attorney General respectively to pursue a royal warrant, prefixed in detail, of the 10th inst. for the said Trustees to grant a new lease to John lord Frescheville of the manor of Eckington, co. Derby, and for the Attorney General to prepare a great seal to confirm the grant and to insert therein the grant of the patronage of the church of Eckington and Killamarsh.Warrants Early XXXVII. pp. 348–50. 372.
Same to Robert Napier, Receiver General of the Duchy of Cornwall, and Eustace Bridgell, deputy steward of the honour of Bradninch, concerning four saddle horses which in June, 1665, were sent to Sir George Chudleigh's farm at Ashton, six miles from Exeter, which horses were the property of his brother Thomas Chudleigh, who died indebted to the King in 714l. 15s. 3d. as well as the rent of the house in which he dwelt in the castle close of Exeter. You are to seize the said horses and sell them, making reasonable allowance to Sir G Chudleigh for keeping them.Ibid, XXXIII. p. 134.
Treasury order for 234l. 12s. 0d. to the Master of the Great Wardrobe for surplices for His Majesty's chapel: to be registered on the Wine Act (with a later clause of direction dated July 8).Order Book XXXVII. p. 211.
Letter of direction as to the balance of 358l. 17s. 0¾d., being part of the Treasury order of Nov. 22 last for 1,954l. 17s. 0¼d. to Sir Edw. Griffin for Mrs. Chiffinch, &c.Ibid, p. 23.
Treasury order for 5,000l. to John Harvey for the Queen: out of the arrears of the Customs.Ibid, p. 24.
May 13Treasury warrant to Auditor Humphry Morice for particulars of the office of bailiff of the several manors of Spalding, Moulton Bewroles, Holbeck, Whaplode, and Grantham, co. Lincoln. part of the late Queen Mother's jointure: said office being determined by the said Queen Mothers's decease.Warrants Early XXXVII. p. 366.
Royal warrant to Harbottle Grimston, Master of the Rolls, to give order to Mathew Pinder to deliver the sign manual containing a grant of the fee farms in trust for sale (ut supra. p. 560), "to which bill you put your recepi on the 29th of July last."Ibid, XV. p. 428.
May 16Money warrant for 100l. to Lady Sayers (Katherine Sayer) for half a year on her pension: to be by an order registered on the fee farms. (Order hereon, dated May 19.)Warrants Early XXVII. p. 6; Order Book XXXVII. p. 163.
Same for 50l. to Mrs. SlaughterWarrants Early XXVII. p. 6.
Same for half a year each to Dr. Peter Masonett on his pension of 222l. 13s. 4d. per an.; to Sir Alexander Hume on his pension of 500l. per an.; to Lady Wentworth on her pension of 600l. per an.; to Lady Byron on her pension of 200l. per an.; to Robert Lesley on his pension of 200l. per an. (Order hereon for Massonet dated May 20.)Ibid, p. 3; Order Book XXXVII. p. 164.
May 16Money warrant for 85l. 16s. 0d. to the Earl of Sandwich for the summer liveries of 12 children of the Chapel: to be paid out of the sale of fee farm rents.Warrants Early XXVII. p. 10; Order Book XXXVII. p. 162.
Together with:—Two letters of direction, 1670, Aug. 8 and 1671, Sept. 26, transferring the assignation successively to the Wine Act and the Wine Licences. (Order hereon, dated 1670, May 21.)
Treasury warrant to the Customs Farmers to pay 30l. to the Earl of Salisbury in part of his arrears of creation money.Out Letters Customs II. p. 115.
Same to same to advance into the Exchequer 1,741l. as a loan on the Customs farm rent of July. 1671.Ibid.
Same to same to pay Thomas, Earl of Rivers 20l. for one year's creation money.Ibid, p. 116.
Same fixing the fees, detailed, to be taken in the office of the King's Remembrancer on the taking of bonds and securities from the officers of the Hearth money and their sureties.Warrants Early XXXVI. p. 182.
Same to the King's Remembrancer to stay process against Thomas Morice, Receiver General of Hearth money for co. Herts, on the 399l. 4s. 0d. arrears certified by John Jeffery, deputy to Auditor Phelipps, as due from him.Ibid, pp. 158–9.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt, &c., for the splitting of a tally for 8,800l. struck upon George Gipps. Receiver of Royal Aids for Suffolk, whereon he has paid into the office of Sir Thomas Player, Chamberlain of London, 7,399l. 11s. 5d., all in regard the said Gipps cannot properly be discharged in the Exchequer for the said 7,399l. 11s. 5d. without a single [or separate] tally for the same.Ibid XXXIV. p. 238.
Sir G. Downing to Mr. Sherwyn and Mr. Webb. Please send the instructions for the Collectors of the Hearth money, for they call upon me for them very much.Out Letters General II. p. 280.
Same to Mr Brewer. Bring me to-morrow the warrant and the two patents for allowing interest to the Customs Farmers for their loan to the King.Ibid.
Same to Sir Rich. Otley and Col. Scriven to dispatch their accounts with the Auditor, and to the Auditor concerned to call for same.Ibid.
Same to Capt. Wingate and Mr. Waring. Tell Mr. Randall that he cannot be a Commissioner for the Retrospect of the Wine duty till he clear his accompt as Receiver of Assessments for Dorset.Ibid.
Same to Lord St. John to attend my Lords this day fortnight about the money due from Mr. Swynborne.Ibid, p. 281.
Same to Mr. Griffin and Mr. Clerke. Attend me to-morrow about some business "concerning Mr. Samborne as he is Marshal of the ceremonie."Ibid.
Same to Mr. Crispe to attend my Lords to-morrowIbid.
The like to Alderman BackwellIbid.
Same to Alderman Backwell, Tho. Row and Mr. Hornby. My Lords have this day received a complaint from the officers of the Mint that by virtue of the Coinage Act you do demand that His Majesty's Mint should be at the charge of the refining of eager gold and silver. Please attend my Lords hereon on Wednesday.Ibid.
May 16Sir G. Downing to the Warden of the Fleet to produce Mr. Stockden to-morrow.Out Letters General II. p. 281.
Same to the Commissioners of the Wine Act to afford Col. Birch. Mr. Wingate and Mr. Waring (who are appointed Commissioners for the Retrospect of the late Wine Act) a sight of their books of receipts of the several districts especially of the four last quarters.Ibid, p. 282.
Treasury order on the Exchequer in General for 50l. to the overseers of the poor of St. Margaret's, Westminster: and for 100l. to the poor of the parish of St. Martin's.Order Book XXXVII. p. 98.
May 17Money warrant for 2,335l to Sir Dennis Gauden for fourmonthly payments on his victualling ordinary of 467l. per mensem, viz. 1669–70. Feb., to 1670, May.Out Letters Customs II. p. 118.
Same for 50l. each to Isabel Boynton, junr., and Katherine Boynton for half a year's annuity or pension and [for 60l.] to Mary Boynton for the like on her pension of 120l. per an. and [100l.] to Isabell Boynton, widow, for same on her pension of 200l. per an. (Order hereon for Isabella Boynton, dated May 18.)Warrants Early XXVII. p. 2; Order Book XXXVII. p. 162.
Same for 1,589l. 14s. 6d. to the Earl of Sandwich for such provisions [for the Wardrobe] as by His Majesty's special command are now to be made for his service. (Order hereon. dated May 19. with a letter of direction, dated July 8.)Warrants Early XXVII. p. 8; Order Book XXXVII. p. 163.
Same for 150l. to Mrs. Honora Harding for half a year on her pension.Warrants Early XXVII. p. 10.
Same for 20l. to William Clayton for half a year on his allowance or wages as one of the King's musicians in ordinary for the lute and voice: so appointed Jan. 25 last in place of Edward Coleman, deceased.Ibid, p. 17.
Same for 30,000l. to Sir Edw. Griffin in full of the ordinary allowance to His Majesty's servants payable by the Treasurer of the Chamber for the year commencing Lady Day last: half out of the proceeds of the sale of fee farms and half in orders to be registered on the Wine Act. (Treasury orders hereon for 5,000l. and 10,000l. and 15,000l., dated May 20.)Ibid, XXVII. p. 6: XXVI. p. 10; Order Book XXXVII. pp. 162, 212.
Sir G. Downing to Sir W. Doily and Sir Henry Wood to send this afternoon the warrant about ranging the Queen's lands and legacies.Out Letters General II. p. 282.
Same to Mr. Lawrence to take care that the particulars upon which the 10,000l. passed upon the late mortgage or the paper book which was drawn for the same may be speedily delivered to Auditor Phelips.Ibid.
Same to Mr. Sherwyn and Mr. Webb to attend my Lords to-morrow.Ibid.
Same to the Commissioners of the late Wine Act to permit the Commissioners of the Retrospect to see their books, "and that by Mr. Ady of your office you send unto them the particulars of your quarterly accompts of your several districts and the copies of such commissions, bonds, and other instruments before you as they shall from time to time desire."Ibid, p. 283.
May 17Sir G. Downing to the Earl of Norwich to attend my Lords to-morrow about the business between him and Mrs. Tyndall.Out Letters General II.p. 283.
Same to the Marshal of the King's Bench to bring Mr. Stockden before my Lords to-morrow.Ibid.
Money warrant for 300l. to Sir Ralph Knight for half a year on his pension.Warrants Early XXVII. p. 6.
Same for 4,055l. 11s. 1d. for the month of May, in further part of 14,611l. 2s. 2d. due to Sir Denis Gauden on his monthly allowance of sea victuals for 5,000 men: to be on the loans on the Wine Act. (Order hereon, dated May 19.)Out Letters Customs II. p. 116; Order Book XXXVII. p. 211.
The Treasury Lords to the King's Remembrancer to stay process against Sir Richard Otley and Col. Richard Scriven as Receivers of Hearth money for Salop.Warrants Early XXXVI. p. 158.
Treasury warrant to the King's Remembrancer to take the securities, detailed, of John Newsham, of Chadshunt, co. Warwick, as Receiver of Hearth money for co. Warwick.Ibid, p. 179.
The like for Raphaell Hollingshead. of Halsall, co. Lancs., as same for co. Lancs., and for Richard Rydley, of Astley Abbots, co. Salop, as same for Salop and Stafford.Ibid, pp. 180, 184.
[?]The like for William Christian, of Southwaite, Cumberland, as same for Durham. Northumberland, Newcastle, and Berwick, and for Charles Duncomb, of Flitwick. Beds, as same for co. Beds.Ibid, pp. 159, 178.
May 17The Treasury Lords to Sir Tho. Ingram to order the Auditor of the King's revenue in the Duchy of Lancaster to forward to Auditor Phelips schedules of particulars of fee farms in said Duchy.Ibid, XXXIII. p. 135.
Treasury order on the Exchequer in General for 26l. 16s. 6d. to Edmo. Warcupp as gratuity for loan: to be paid out of a debt due to the King from Thomas Pritchard et al. on bond.Order Book XXXVII. p. 98.
May 18Treasury warrant to the Customs Farmers to permit 600 chaldron of coals to be laden in Swansea and 150 chaldron in the port of Newcastle for the use of the island and garrison of Jersey.Out Letters Customs II. p. 117.
Same to the Attorney or Solicitor General to prepare a grant to German Hough, of the office of one of the King's waiters in London port, on the surrender of William Orton.Ibid, I. p. 199.
Same (signed only by Lord Ashley) to Thomas Wade, of Chester city, to search for and seize prohibited goods in the port of Chester: several of the principal members of the Company for the plantation of the Sommer Islands alias Bermudas having recommended him by their certificate of the 17th inst.Ibid, pp. 199–200.
Money warrant for 100l. to Francis Mansell for half a year on his pension.Warrants Early XXVII. pp. 2–3.
Same (cancelled) for 4,000l. to the Cofferer, "the same being represented under his hand the 16th of May instant to be the total of the extraordinary expenses for the reception of Madam at Dover and not to come within the ordinary yearly allowance for the expense of His Majesty's Household.Ibid, XXIV. p. 97.
Money warrant for 13,608l. 15s. 7¾d. to same to balance the accompt of the Royal Household to 1668, Michaelmas: as by the privy seal of the 13th ult.Ibid.
May 18Money warrant for 250l. to Sir Algernon May for half a year's fee to Lady Day last as clerk or keeper of the Rolls and Records in the Tower. (Order hereon, dated May 20.)Warrants Early XXVII. p. 9; Order Book XXXVII. p. 162.
Same for 100l. to Clara Bolton for half a year on her pension: in orders registered on the sale of fee farms. (Orders hereon, of same date)Warrants Early XXVII. p. 9; Order Book XXXVII p. 162.
Same for 100l. to Mr. Carlisle for same on his pensionWarrants Early XXVII. p. 9.
Same for 229l. 7s. 10d. to Francis Hollingshed, Receiver of Assessments for co Stafford, for the surplusage on his late accompt of the aids of that county.Ibid, p. 11.
Together with:—A letter of direction hereon dated Dec. 9.
Treasury warrant to the Auditor and other officers of the Receipt to keep one distinct book of Registry for such payments as are or shall be directed on the 10,000l. per an. or thereabouts of fee farm rents or other rents which have been vested in the hands of trustees for the purpose of sale "and that in like manner you keep as many distinct books of registry for orders charged on the said fee farm rents as there shalbe deeds of settlement thereof on the said Trustees, which deed of settlement shalbe particularly notifyed to you that you may be thereby the better enabled to observe our directions herein: taking care that where any order is grounded on any tally of loan the said order shall bear date and be registered in course according to the date of the said tally: and where any order is drawn on any warrant from us, that the said order bear date and be placed in the registry according to the time of the bringing such warrant to your office: and we further direct that all such orders as are already drawne and signed by us for payment of loans on the said revenue or which are drawn by virtue of any warrant from us before the date hereof, to be paid out of the money arising by the sale of the said rents, [that these] be registered in your booke of Registry upon the said 10,000l. per an."Ibid, p. 12.
Treasury warrant to the King's Remembrancer to take the securities, detailed, of the following Receivers of Hearth money, viz.:—Ibid, XXXVI. pp. 180–1, 183.
George Clarke, of Tiverton, Devon, for Cornwall and Devon.
Richard Orton, of Great Peatling, co. Leicester, for co. Leicester.
Roger Vaughan, of Bredwardine, co. Hereford, for Hereford.
Francis Crawley, of Someris, in the parish of Luton, Beds, for co. Essex and Herts.
George Williamson, of Bridekirk, Cumberland, for Cumberland and Westmorland.
Nathaniell Booth for co. Chester.
Edward Miller, of Cambridge, for co. Cambridge and Ely.
Same to Sir William Godolphin. Auditor of Wales, to respite the 833l. 16s. 8d. in the account of Bevis Lloyd as Receiver of Assessments for co. Monmouth, having been robbed from his deputy William Morgan: on said Lloyd's bond to pay same in twelve months.Ibid, XXXIV p. 239.
The Treasury Lords to the King's Remembrancer to stay process against said Lloyd for abovesaid sum.Ibid, p. 241.
Same to the Auditor concerned to remit the 12 per cent. interest charge in the account of Francis Hollingshead, late Receiver of Assessments for Stafford, and to allow him 120l. in his account.Ibid, pp. 240–1.
May 18Money warrant for 229l. 7s. 10d. to Francis Hollingshed, Receiver of Assessments for co. Stafford, being a surplusage of Poll money for said county.Warrants Early XXXIV. p. 240; XXVII. p. 53.
Treasury order for 890l. to Viscount Fauconberg on his ordinary: out of loans on the Wine Act.Order Book XXXVII. p. 214.
Same for 400l. to Edward Backwell for repayment of loan: out of the sales of fee farms.Ibid, p. 163.
Same on the Exchequer in General for 30l. to Stephen Welsted for salary as Solicitor of Assessments for co. Southampton.Ibid, p. 99.
Sir G. Downing to Sir R. Long. My Lords have received your certificate of what is due to Sir Bernard Gascoyne, but they desire a second certificate of what moneys have been paid him since the present Treasury commission sat.Out Letters General II. p. 283.
Same to Alderman Backwell, Mr. Row and Mr. Hornby. Owing to Backwell's absence this morning the business of the eager gold and silver is put off till Friday next.Ibid.
Same to Auditor Beale and Sir William Bowles to bring said Bowles's last declared account on Wednesday.Ibid, p. 284.
Same to Henry Brounker to take care for the issuing out the commission for the Hearth money and to send the names of the sureties to Mr. Sherwin and Mr. Webb to be dispatched by them that so no time may be lost in bringing in His Majesty's money.Ibid.
Same to Auditor Phillipps. My Lords desire that in making up the particulars [of the fee farms to be conveyed to trustees for sale thereof], which you are to rate, you digest them into several classes: those of the Auditors of the Exohequer by themselves; those of the Clerk of the Pipe by themselves; and those of the Duchy of Lancaster by themselves, and that you distinguish the nature of the rent, whether it be a fee farm or any other, and setting down the reprise (if any be) issuing out of it, that so as well my Lords as the Trustees may, by the perusal of their respective schedules (which my Lords desire you to see fairly transcribed in several books for their use), be informed of what shall be desired to be purchased without turning over the patent which would be extremely tedious. The first patent will be only of the 10,000l. per an., which you are to reduce into a schedule in the first place, and you may for that end have the paper book thereof from the late Attorney General's clerk if you desire it: out of which it may be easier drawn than out of the patent, wherein the mistake of a line may do harm. My Lords will consider your pains, and the Surveyor General will render all assistance.Ibid, p. 285.
Same to Sir Edmond Sawyer and the rest of the Auditors of the Exchequer Court. My Lords desire that as soon as you have perfected the particular of the fee farm rents for any one county you send the same to Auditor Phillips, whom they have appointed to be Auditor of the rates [ratals of particulars thereof]: to the end he may thereby make the rates and transmit same to the Attorney General for the preparation of the draft of the grant to the Trustees.Ibid, p. 286.
May 20Treasury order for 73l. to Sir Edw. Griffin for Dr. Jones, Dean of His Majesty's Chapel: out of the loans on the Wine Act.Order Book XXXVII. p. 213.
May 20Treasury order for 685l. and 1,650l. to Sir Dennis Gawden and his partners for victualling the Navy in ordinary at 467l. per mensem: being for periods detailed, and out of the loans on the Customs for June and July, 1671.Order Book XXXVII. p. 24.
Same for 350l. to Sir John Finch, Resident in Florence: out of the Customs rent of July, 1671.Ibid.
Same on the fee farms for 6,861l. 3s. 8½d. to Sir Edward Griffin for wages and expenses of the Household.Ibid, p. 189.
May 21Same for 1,988l. 15s. 6d. to the Earl of Sandwich for His Majesty's last summer progress: to be registered on the Wine Act.Ibid, p. 213.
May 22Same for 730l. to Sir Edward Wise as royal bounty: out of moneys payable by Samuel Gardner for buying of improved rents.Ibid, p. 323.
May 24Money warrant for 41,317l. 7s. 6d. to Sir Ste. Fox for the Guards and marching Forces for five months' pay from May 7 inst. to Sept. 24 next: and for 31,144l. 18s. 11d. for the garrisons: to be registered on the sale of fee farms. (Orders hereon, detailed, dated May 27.)Warrants Early XXVII.p. 4 and p. 15 reverse; Order Book XXXVII, pp. 165–6.
Treasury order for 194l. to Sir W. Swan, Envoy at Hamburg: out of the new farm of the Customs.Order Book XXXVII. p. 70.
Same on the Exchequer in General for 5,000l. to Humfry Weld for secret service: by tally on the Receiver of Southampton, Wilts and Gloucester.Ibid. p. 99.
May 25Treasury warrant to the Customs Farmers to pay 103l. 6s. 8d. to the Duke of Buckingham for one year's creation money to the dignity of Duke, Marquess, Earl and Viscount.Out Letters Customs II p. 117.
Money warrant for 120l. to Dame Katherine Lloyd, relict of Sir Godfrey Lloyd, for half a year on her late husband's 240l. per an.: to be registered on the sale of fee farms. (Order hereon, dated May 27.)Warrants Early XXVII. p. 13; Order Book XXXVII. p. 164.
Same for 100l. each to Sir William Doily, junr., and John Loving for services as Commissioners for Exchanges: to be registered ut supra. (Orders hereon, dated May 28.)Warrants Early XXVII. p. 14; Order Book XXXVII. p. 165.
Same for 352l. 11s. 0d. to Sir Ste. Fox in repayment of loan with 6 per cent. interest, as by a tally of loan of the 7th inst., to be registered ut supra.Warrants Early XXVII. p. 14.
Same for 100l. to Thomas Windham for half a year on his annuity: to be registered ut supra.Ibid, pp. 15–16.
Same for 50l. to Andrew Lawrence. Guide of the Ways, in part of 300l. as by the privy seal of June 15 last: to be registered ut supra. (Order hereon, dated May 30.)Ibid, p 16; Order Book XXXVII. p. 165.
Same for 1,000l. to the Earl of Suffolk for one year as a Gentleman of the Bedchamber: to be registered ut supra.Warrants Early XXVII. p. 16.
Same for 50l. to Izabell Haughton for half a year on her annuity or pension.Ibid. p 17.
Same for 250l. to Mary Blagg for half a year on her pensionIbid, p. 18.
May 25Money warrant for 31l. 5s. 10d. to Sir Francis Leake for half a year's fees or wages to Lady Day last as Capt. of West Tilbury blockhouse (with the fee of 2s. a day) and Capt. of the blockhouse near Gravesend (with the fee of 20l. per an. and 4d. a day).Warrants Early XXVII p. 18.
Same for 5l. to Henry Thomas as royal bounty. (Order hereon, dated May 27.)Ibid, p. 3, Order Book XXXVII. p. 163.
Same for 200l. to Ann Windham for half a year on her annuity.Warrants Early XXVII. p. 5.
Same for 150l. each to Andrew Newport and Col. Reymes. Comptrollers of the Great Wardrobe, for half a year's salary.Ibid.
Same for 300l. to Sir John Clobery for half a year of his annuity or pension.Ibid, p. 6.
Same for 40l. to Sir Edw. Bish, Kt., Clarenceux King-at-Arms, in part of 340l. arrears on his fee of 40l. per an. payable at the Receipt.Ibid, XXI. p. 34.
Same for 2,033l. 6s. 8d. to Robert Earl of Leicester, being the unpaid remainder of the 3,033l. 6s. 8d., ordered to be paid to him by letters patent of 1660, Nov. 9, for so much remaining due to him from the late King.Ibid, p. 36.
Sir G. Downing to Col. Strowd. My Lords have had several affidavits presented to them to-day by Sir Samuel Starling, late Sub-Farmer of Hearth money for Kent, and Samuel Lambe, another Sub-Farmer of same, to the effect that you have received by the aid of soldiers moneys, detailed, of the said revenue in Hythe, West Hythe, New and Old Romney, and Tenterden town and hundred for the half year ended 1666, Sept. 29, and two other affidavits, detailed, as to later receipts from same. You are to return my Lords an answer hereto by this day fortnight.Out Letters General II. pp. 284–5.
Same to Tymothy Wade, of London, silkman, to make the like answer concerning a like affidavit of John Lloyd as to 55l. of Hearth money for co. Norfolk remaining in his hands.Ibid, p. 285.
Same to Sir C. Harbord for his opinion as to how to punish offenders for the many abuses in Salcey Forest and Whittlewood Forest.Ibid, p. 286.
Same to the Customs Farmers to send to the Treasury a list of each port in England and Wales with its creeks and members.Ibid.
Same to the Attorney General to attend my Lords next Wednesday at the hearing of the business about bringing in the arrears of Hearth money, when Bevis Lloyd and other Sub-Farmers are to attend.Ibid.
Treasury warrant to Sir Edm. Sawyer, Auditor for Crown revenues for co. Kent, to allow in the account of William Polhill, Receiver General of the One and the Eleven Months' assessments for Kent, 120l. for charges, and to abate the 12 per cent. interest.Warrants Early XXXIV. p. 243.
The Treasury Lords to Toby Humfrys (Humfry), one of the Sub-Farmers of Hearth money for co Yorks. We are informed that the ledger books, rolls, accompts, and late views of the Hearth money in co. Yorks are in the custody of Richard Titchmarsh in the late office for the Hearth money held at Pontefract, and that transcripts of the said views have not been made forth according to our order to the sub-farmers thereof and according to the said sub-farmers' covenants. Therefore order you to cause said views to be forthwith transcribed in such manner as shall be prescribed by Mr. Sherwyn and Mr. Webb.Ibid, XXXVI. p. 185.
May 26Treasury warrant to the King's Remembrancer to deliver to John Newsham his commission as Receiver of Hearth money for Warwick, notwithstanding that he is indebted to the King 93l. 13s. 10d. on his account of the Aids.Warrants Early XXXVI. pp. 183–4.
Same to same to take the securities, detailed, of Martin Sandys, of Elmley Lovett, co. Worcester, as Receiver of Hearth money for co. Worcester.Ibid, p 184.
Sir G. Downing to Mr. Hinton to attend him to-morrow about some business concerning him.Out Letters General II. p. 287.
Same to the Farmers of London Excise. Sir Ste. Fox has to-day complained to my Lords that you are behind in your rent. Take care that it be forthwith paid in.Ibid.
Treasury warrant to the Receipt to discharge Paul Adams, gent., late Receiver of Hearth money in Sussex, of the 1,100l. 10s. 6d. wherein he stood indebted to the King on the foot of his accompts and of the 185l. 1s. 6d. charged on him for interest or damage thereon according to Act of Parliament.Warrants Early XXI. p. 35.
Same to the King's Remembrancer to deliver up said Adams's bonds.Ibid.
The Treasury Lords to the Earl of St. Albans and the rest of the Trustees and Commissioners of the revenue of the late Queen Mother for an account of their proceedings on the Treasury letter of the 9th inst.Ibid, XLII. p. 9.
Treasury order, on the fee farms, for 1,500l., 500l. and 600l. to the Earl of Bath as Groom of the Stole [? in part of the money warrant of May 6, supra p. 563].Order Book XXXVII. p. 164.
Money warrant for 80l. to Sir Edw. Bish on his fee of 40l. per an. as Clarenceux King-at-Arms.Warrants Early XXVII. p. 19; Order Book XXXVII. p. 167.
Treasury warrant to [John Rive, Henry Guy, Griffith Bodurda and John Man], Commissioners of the late [or last] Wine Act, authorising John Birch, Edward Wyngate and Edmond Wareing (Wairing) to sit with said Commissioners in their office and to have recourse to and inspection of their books and papers and to acquaint themselves with all the officers in said commission till said commission shall be suspended: the said Birch, Wingate and Wareing having been appointed by His Majesty to be Commissioners for executing the powers of the first Wine Act as also for such clauses of the second [or late] Wine Act as relate to the raising money for securing lenders on the first Wine Act.Warrants Early XL. p. 35.
Same to same to prepare an accompt or abstract of the entries of wines and brandy within their district from the commencement of the Act for raising 310,000l., on wines, &c., to the last day of the present May, what moneys have been received thereon and the arrears standing thereon to said date, and likewise the same accompt for the out districts: and also what orders of loan have been paid and discharged or ought to have been paid and discharged by the Receipt to same date, specifying the numbers and course of the orders, the principal, and interest.Ibid, p. 36.
May 27Treasury order for 1,650l. and 685l. to Symon Bennet in repayment of loan: out of the Customs of June, 1671.Order Book XXXVII. p. 24.
Same for 4,055l. 11s. 5½d. to Sir John Bankes in repayment of loan: to be registered on the Wine Act.Ibid, p. 212.
Same for 51l. to Henry Thomas as royal bounty on the proceeds of the sale of fee farms.Ibid, p. 163.
Nine same for in all 41,669l. 18s. 6d. to Sir Ste. Fox in repayment of loan.Ibid, p. 164.
[? May 27]Letter of direction (erased) for 190l. 11s. 0d. in part of 200l. remaining unpaid of a Treasury order of 1661, May 21 (for 500l. to Sir William St. Ravy and John Cary for His Majesty's secret service), to be paid out of money to be paid into the Exchequer by Sir John Robinson et al.Ibid, p. 166.
May 28Sir G. Downing to the Commissioners for the Wine Act enclosing a copy of an order signed by Lord Ashley and which will be signed by the remaining requisite number of Treasury Lords so soon as they come to town. Meanwhile on the strength hereof set your clerks to work that no time may be lost.Out Letters General II. p. 288.
May 30Treasury warrant for payment of 260l. to Ambrose Norton for the repair of the stables in the Mews, in part of 960l. directed by the privy seal of 1664, Dec. 12, on which a Treasury money warrant was grounded 1668, Aug. 13, but the said warrant having been mislaid and no money paid thereon.Warrants Early XVIII. p. 330.
Money warrant for 54l. 15s. 0d. to Col. Edward Villers, Keeper of His Majesty's house and Park of Richmond, for one year of his fee, in part of 369l. 11s. 3d. arrears thereon.Ibid. pp. 326–7.
Same for 100l. to Margaret Price for half a year on her annuity or pension.Ibid, XXVII. p. 7.
Treasury warrant to John Goddard and Francis Godfry to search for and seize prohibited goods in London port.Out Letters Customs I. pp. 200–1.
May 31Treasury order for 890l. to Edward Backwell in repayment of loan: to be registered on the Wine Act.Order Book XXXVII. p. 213.
May —Royal warrant for a privy seal for a grant to Lord Widdrington and Mr. Rycaut "of such debts and sums of money concealed from His Majesty and due to him from Michaelmas, 1640, to Michaelmas, 1659."Warrants Early XV. p. 431.