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'Entry Book: August 1670', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 3: 1669-1672 (1908), pp. 642-660. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=79708 Date accessed: 30 September 2014.


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August 1670

Date.Nature and Substance of the Entry.Reference.
Aug. 1Treasury warrant to the Surveyor General of Crown lands for a particular of the demesnes of the manor of Mere, co. Wilts, and the park called Mere Park, the sheepwalk or warren called Swincombe, part of the Duchy of Cornwall, with a view to a grant thereof to Henry North. Esq., in place of the grant now preparing (and which is hereby ordered to be suspended) of the said premises to Robert Phelipps on the petition of Hartgill Baron.Warrants Early XXXVII. pp. 392–3.
Prefixing:—Sign manual, dated Aug. 1, for abovesaid grant.
Sir G. Downing to the Navy Treasurers and Alderman Backwell to attend the Treasury to-morrow about the money to be furnished for repairing the King's ships. " This meeting is by His Majesty's speciall direccon: therefore pray fayle not."Out Letters General II. p. 343.
Aug. 1Sir G. Downing to Mr. Snell to pass William Prettyman's patent as Remembrancer of First Fruits, he having given security for payment of all moneys due from him to the King as Receiver of same.Out Letters General II. p. 343.
Royal warrant for a privy seal for 2,000l. to Richard Mason for the Duke of Monmouth, employed in His Majesty's service into France to the King there, and 300l. for William Stanley, sent into France to His Majesty's brother-in-law, the Duke of Orleans, same being for their equipage and other expenses. (Privy seal, dated Aug. 30.)Warrants Early XVa. pp. 19, 51.
Treasury order on the Exchequer in general for 400l. 11s. 6d. to John Walker, Usher of the Exchequer Court.Order Book XXXVII. p. 101.
Same on the Hearth money for 80l. to Thomas White as gratuity for loan.Ibid, p. 123.
Same for 119l. 3s. 6d. to Sir Ste. Fox for sameIbid, p. 27.
Same for 33l. 2s. 6d.; 9l. 13s. 8d.; 9l. 8s. 4d; 24l. 15s. 4d. to John Colville [for same].Ibid.
Same on the fee farms for 40l. to Anthony Roberts in repayment of loan. Ibid, p. 181.
For 73l. to William Richards, clothworker, in repayment of loan.
Same for 400l. to Isaack Meynell as gratuity for loan.Ibid, p. 182.
For 100l. to John Watts, for same.
For 146l. 13s. 4d. to John Colville, for same.
Same for 200l. and 100l. to Sir Robert Vyner as gratuity for loan.Ibid, p. 184.
For 100l. to John Wire for same.
For 100l. and 100l. and 100l. to John Colville for same.
For 100l. to Edward Backwell for same.
For 10l. to Mary Hodgson for same.
Money warrant for 12,000l. to William Legg, Lieutenant of the Ordnance, for the fortifications at Plymouth. (Treasury order hereon, dated Aug. 4.)Warrants Early XXVII. p. 47 (reverse); Order Book XXXVII. p. 186.
Same for 1,564l. 10s. 0d. to Elizabeth Symon, widow of Thomas Symon, Graver to the Mint, for so much due to her said late husband. (Treasury order hereon of same date.)Warrants Early XXVII. p. 44; Order Book XXXVII. p. 185.
Aug. 2Sir G. Downing to Mr. Brewer about the draft warrant for requiring the Auditors of Imprests to give a certificate of accomptants.Out Letters General II. p. 344.
Treasury order for 36,216l. 17s. 10d. to Thomas Player in full of the 100,000l. debt to the City. " This order being made to complete the sum of 100,000l. lent by the City of London on the Hearth money it is intended only for the levying of tallies for such persons [Receivers and Collectors of Hearth money] as have already paid their money [receipts] to Sir Thomas Player, but have not yet struck tallies for their discharge: but no ready money to be issued hereupon."Order Book XXXVII. p. 123.
Same on the fee farms for 1,000l. to Edward Sheldon for repayment of loan.Ibid, p. 182.
For 90l. to Richard Mason, Esq., for same.
Aug. 2Treasury order on the fee farms for 1,000l. to Richard Mutys for repayment of loan.Order Book XXXVII. p. 186.
For 146l. 13s. 4d. to Humphry Paynter. gent., for same.
For 200l. to Robert Squibb. gent., for same.
For 106l. 13s. 4d. to Richard Pyles for same.
For 300l. to Jean Baptiste Dutell for same.
Same for 100l. 7s. 6d. to Richard Kent for same.Ibid, p. 187.
For 100l. to Sir Robert Vynor as gratuity for loan.
Same for 3 100l to Edward Backwell in repayment of loanIbid, p. 27.
Aug. 3The Treasury Lords to the Customs Farmers. It appears by certificate of June 29 last from the Auditor of the Receipt that you have not continued to deposit in the hands of the Tellers of the Exchequer the 8,000l. per mensem appointed for payment of tallies struck on the late Customs farm, but that there is 53,537l. 16s. 8½d. of the same in arrear to be accounted for, there being only 2,462l. 3s. 3½d. paid thereon for the month of December last and nothing since. "We did acquaint you that we had appointed several tallies to be paid in course after the first list, and did send you a list of the same amounting in all to the sum of 19,827l. notwithstanding which we do not hear that there hath been any monie since deposited by you for paying of the same." Therefore desire that money may be so deposited for payment of same, and also that an accompt be sent how the whole moneys of the 8,000l. per mensem since December last have been disposed.Out Letters Customs I. p. 212.
Sir G. Downing to Mr. Sherwyn forwarding a letter from Sir Geo. Reeves.Out Letters General II. p. 345.
Treasury order on the Exchequer in general for 37l. 0s. 0d. to William Burges for the officers of the Receipt.Order Book XXXVII. p. 101.
Same on the fee farms for 34l. 7s. 6d. to Robert Maugridge, gent., for repayment of loan.Ibid, p. 184.
For 49l. 6s. 0d. to Edward Backwell for gratuity for loan.
Same for 60l. 2s. 6d. to Peter Blackwell for repayment of loan. Ibid, p. 185.
For 380l. 0s. 9d. to John Casbert for same.
For 210l. 14s. 3d. to Valentine Stuky for same.
For 38l. 8s. 8d. to Benjamin Shute, gent., for same.
For 20l. to Anthony Seager, gent., for same.
Same for 91l. to Thomas Lisle, Esq., for linen.Ibid, p. 186.
For 141l. to Mr. Foliard for same.
Same for 270l. 16s. 6d. to James Smythsby, gent., for repayment of loan. Ibid, p. 187.
For 100l. to Sir Robert Vynor for gratuity for loan.
For 180l. 15s. 4d. to Edward Backwell for same.
Money warrant for 15,000l. to the Navy Treasurers for the Navy for the present year. (Treasury order hereon, dated Aug. 15.)Out Letters Customs II. p. 135; Warrants Early XXVIII. p. 5; Order Book XXXVII. p. 27, 67.
Letter of direction made on the money warrant of May 17 last for 150l. to Lady Frazier.Warrants Early XXVII. p. 56.
The like direction for Lady Killegrew, and Mrs. Johanna Thornhill.Ibid.
Aug. 4Sir G. Downing to Sir R. Viner to attend him to-morrowOut Letters General II. p. 344.
Same to Sir John Shaw and Mr. Colvile to attend my Lords on Saturday.Ibid. pp. 344–5.
Same to Mr. Downes to attend him to-morrow about the letting the Wine Licences at Michaelmas next and the draft commission to such Commissioners as are to be for this business.Ibid, p. 345.
Same to Sir Geo. Reeves. Mr. Sherwyn sends word that Mr. Holland is at work about collecting the money.Ibid.
Treasury order on the fee farms for 53l. 6s. 8d. to Benjamin Hynton. goldsmith, for repayment of loan.Order Book XXXVII. p. 185.
For 106l. 13s. 4d. to John Knight, Esq., for same.
For 241l. to Ralph Fohard, Esq., for same.
For 191l. to Thomas Lisle. for same.
For 249l. 19s. 11d. to Richard Partington, for same.
For 394l. 2s. 6d. to Joseph Horneby, for same.
Same for 600l. to Lord Arlington, for same.Ibid, p. 186.
Money warrant for 300l. to Sophie Stuart, one of the dressers to the late Queen Mother for one year on her annuity granted by letters patent of 1663, April 11, as payable at the Receipt from 1662, Xmas, but on which no payment has been made. (Treasury order hereon, dated Sept. 13.)Warrants Early XXVII. p. 58; Order Book XXXVII. p. 195.
Same for 1,100l. to Sir Ste. Fox for His Majesty's secret serviceWarrants Early XXVII. p. 59.
Same for 60l. to William Legg for half a year to June 24 last on his annuity of 120l. as page of honour to His Majesty.Ibid, p. 60.
Money warrant for 120l. to Auditor Sir Edmond Sawyer to be by him paid over equally to the respective clerks of himself, Sir Joseph Seymoure, John Phelips, Rich. Aldworth, Anthony Parsons. Humphry Morice, six of His Majesty's Auditors, as royal bounty for making forth particulars of fee farm rents.Ibid, p. 51.
Aug. 5Sir G. Downing to the Attorney General, Sir R. Long, Sir C. Harbord and Sir … Steward to attend my Lords on Wednesday on the business of Sir John Heath's petition to have the drawing the conveyances of the sales of the fee farms; as also [the business] of a table of fees for matters relating to that business.Out Letters General II. p. 346.
Entry of a Treasury minute in favour of the remission of the new quit rents on the lands of Dan O'Bryan and Sir Connell Farrell.Out Letters Ireland I. p. 39.
Sir G. Downing to the Solicitor General transmitting the warrant for Mr. North.Out Letters General II. p. 345.
Treasury order for 76l. 2s. 6d. to William Clayton., gent., in repayment of loan: to be registered on the fee farms: only 6 per cent. interest to be allowed.Order Book XXXVII. p. 190.
Same for 75l. to William Burges, gent., for sameIbid, p. 193.
Letter of direction on a money warrant of 1670, May 14, for 5,000l. to John Harvey for the Queen.Warrants Early XXVIII. p. 3.
Money warrant for 600l. to Dr. Robert Morison for three years arrear on his fee of 200l. per an. as botanic professor to His Majesty. (Treasury orders hereon, dated Aug. 11.)Ibid, XXVII. pp. 48–9;Order Book XXXVII. pp. 124, 190.
Aug. 5Money warrant for 1,800l. to Sir Bernard Gascoyne for three years to Lady Day last on his annuity of 600l.Warrants Early XXVII. p. 49.
Same for 340l. to Thomas Morice as royal bounty to be paid out of the like sum to be paid into the Receipt by said Morice on his account as late Receiver of Hearth money for co. Hertford. (Treasury order hereon, dated Aug. 8.)Ibid. XXI. p. 38; Order Book XXXVII. p 123.
Aug. 6Treasury warrant to the King's Remembrancer to stay process against Col. John Strode, late Receiver of Hearth duty for the Cinque ports.Warrants Early XXXVI. p. 198.
Sir G. Downing to Sir R. Long. Alderman Bucknall and the rest of the London Excise Farmers demand 6 per cent. interest for 4,000l., part of 62,940l. advanced by them to the Earl of Anglesey for the service of the Navy on the security of orders registered on the Eleven Months' tax; and they further demand 4 per cent. more for reward for the whole 62,940l. Their demand comes to 3,350l. 14s. 4d. Please certify my Lords whether this interest and reward may not be paid by the Earl of Anglesey out of such moneys as he has remaining [to his credit as late Navy Treasurer] in the Exchequer of the said tax.Out Letters General II. p. 347.
Privy seal for 100,000l. to William Ashburnham, Cofferer of the Household, for one year's imprest for the Household from 1670, Oct. 1, according to the settlement [or establishment] of said expense; and for a further 10,000l. to him for interest as he "hath often occasion for the timely and necessary supply of the expenses for our Household, to take up great sums of money at interest until the money assigned them for the service become payable," and for a further 1,989l. due to him to balance the account of the Household for the year ending 1669, Lady Day; and 274l. more for the expenses of the Lords in Parliament and 162l. more for expenses in attending the corpse of the late Duke of Albemarle, and 7,500l. more for the reception of Madam, Duchess of Orleans, the King's late sister. (Money warrant for 50,000l. in part of said 100,000l., 5,000l. for interest, and for 9,925l. in full of said extras, dated August 10; Treasury orders hereon for 50,000l. and 5,000l. dated Aug. 11. Further Treasury orders hereon for 9,925l. and 2,000l., dated Aug. 22 and 23, the said 2,000l. representing an increase of the said 9,925l. as noticed under the letter of direction of Aug. 19, infra, p. 654.)Warrants Early XVa. pp. 25–6; XXVII. p. 50; Order Book XXXVII. pp. 193, 258.
Treasury order on the fee farms for 100l. to Sir Richard Browne, one of the Clerks of the Privy Council, on his fee of 50l. per an. and for 400l. more to him as same.Order Book XXXVII. p. 189.
Same for 800l. to Sir Allen Apsley on his 800l. per an. for hawks and falconers.Ibid, p. 190.
Same for 13l. 13s. 4d. to James Davis, Esq., in repayment of loan: to be registered: only 6 per cent. interest to be allowed. Same for 20l. to Richard Dorny for same.Ibid.
Same for 18l. 5s. 0d. and 18l. 5s. 0d. to John Grove, gent., for same. Ibid, pp. 192–3.
For 27l. 7s. 6d. to Henry Phelipps, gent., for same.
For 18l. 5s. 0d. to Edward Marshall, gent., for same.
For 12l. 3s. 4d. to Arthur Haughton, gent., for same.
For 19l. 9s. 0d. to Thomas Bagley, gent., for same.
For 18l. 5s. 0d. to John Stone for same
For 18l. 5s. 0d. to Alexander White for same.
For 18l. 5s. 0d. to Isaack Corner [same].
For 18l. 5s. 0d. to Richard Ryder, same.
For 66l. 18s. 4d. to William Dickenson, same.
For 260l. 18s. 4d. to Edward Backwell for same.
Aug. 6Money warrant for 300l. to Henry Brounker, Esq., in part of what is grown due to Mrs. Rebecca Brounker, his wife, one of the dressers to the late Queen Mother.Warrants Early XXVII. p. 57.
Same for 500l. to Sir Richard Browne, one of the Clerks of the Privy Council, for two years on his fees as follows in part of 400l. due to him for eight years to Lady Day last on his fee of 50l. per an. and 750l. due to him for 3¾ d. years to same date on his annuity of 200l. as increase of the former fee.Ibid, p. 47.
Same for 800l. to Philip Packer, Paymaster of the Works, for carrying on the building of St. James's [Park] wall. Treasury order hereon, dated Aug. 6, to be registered and paid out of the fee farm rents. Together with an undated clause of direction. "Let 400l. of the money be paid out of so much money to be paid into the Exchequer by Sir Rob. Long upon a fine for a third life in Worcester Park at Nonsuch."Ibid p. 48; Order Book XXXVII. p. 102.
Aug. 8Treasury warrant to the Auditors of the Imprest. Many inconveniencies daily arise by the great neglect of Receivers and Farmers of revenues not bringing their accompts to the respective auditors or neglecting to perfect them: and so likewise for accomptants upon imprests. You are to deliver to the Treasury on the 19th inst. a certificate how far accomptants accomptable before you have passed their accompts, and of all moneys imprested since the Restoration and not accompted for: and for the like certficate to the Treasury the first Wednesday after every term, and "once in half a year, viz. six days next after you shall receive any imprest roll made out by the Auditor of the Exchequer, which shall be after every Hilary and Trinity term sent unto you" of what money you find therein to be imprested to any person and who they are that have delivered in their accompts, that some speedy course may be taken to hasten their accompting.Warrants Early XXXIII. pp. 144–6.
Treasury order for 1,372l. 10s. 0d. to Sir Allen Apsley for repayment of loan: to be registered on the fee farms: only 6 per cent. interest to be allowed.Order Book XXXVII. p. 190.
Eleven same for, in all, 595l. 4s. 0d. to Peter Dutton, gent., for repayment of loan.Ibid.
One same for 3,000l. to Martin Folkes, gent., for sameIbid.
Same for 40l. to John Goodgroome, gent., for same.Ibid, p. 191.
For 120l. 12s. 2d. to Richard Pigg, gent., for same.
Treasury order for 3,797l. 8s. 7d. to Sir Edward Griffin for the wages and expenses of the Household: to be registered on the sale of the fee farm rents.Ibid, p. 193.
Aug. 9Same for 460l. 10s. 5½d. to William and Robert Packer by liberate out of the Tenths of the Diocese of Norwich.Ibid, p. 379.
Same on the fee farms for 189l. 3s. 4d. to Eliz. Whitley for repayment of loan: to be registered: only 6 per cent. interest to be allowed.Ibid, p. 191.
For 249l. 15s. to Charles Nevill, gent., for same.
For 1,400l to Henry Baker, gent., for same.
For 82l. 10s. 0d. to Edward Franklyn, gent., for same.
For 100l. to William Gape, for same.
Same for 300l. to William Jepson, for sameIbid, p. 192.
Same for 250l. to William Mann, gent., for sameIbid, p. 193.
Aug. 9Treasury order on the fee farms for 150l. and 200l. to Benjamin Shute in repayment of loan: only 6 per cent. interest to be allowed.Order Book XXXVII. pp. 187, 188.
Aug. 10Sir G. Downing to Mr. Pepys. My Lords have spoken with the bankers about furnishing money for the Navy for the several works now to be done according to the calculation thereof given in by you, and there will be a considerable sum provided for the same. You are to attend the Treasurer of the Chamber at his chambers in Whitehall to-morrow, when he will inform you more particularly.Out Letters General II. p. 346.
Same to Mr. Colvill to attend the Treasurer of the Chamber to-morrow.Ibid, p. 347.
Same to Sir Edward Turner concerning the alterations to be made in the royal warrant and the Treasury warrant for Mr. North. Please return them both so that I may get them down before His Majesty goes out of town, which will be in a very few days. Friday next is the likeliest day for the despatch of this business by the King in Council.Ibid.
Treasury warrant to [Thomas] Agar, Surveyor General of Woods this side Trent, for the felling of 40 tons of timber in Dean Forest for building a speech house for the keeping of courts in said forest.Warrants Early XXXVII. p. 398.
Same to [same] to sell to Bristol or elsewhere to the King's best benefit the divers parcels of timber, some rough, some ready squared, amounting in all to 1,200 tons or thereabouts lying dispersedly in the Forest of Dean, and especially in His Majesty's new enclosures, said timber running in daily decay, and being purloined and embezzled by the country, and will be of great damage to the said enclosures [if left] to be drawn off when the young shoots are up.Ibid, p. 399.
Privy seal for 1,500l. to William, Lord Crofts, on his annuity, of 1,100l. per an. for 31 years granted to him from 1664, June 24, by letters patent of 1665, Mar. 3, out of the yearly 1,838l. 12s. 6d. farm rent of the 12d. per chaldron of sea coal shipped from Newcastle for home consumption: same being granted to him on the surrender of his annuity of 1,000l. per an. as a Gentleman of the Bedchamber, granted by letters patent of 1660, Nov. 20: which said annuity of 1,000l. per an. remained unpaid from 1662, Xmas, to 1664, June 24. (Money warrant hereon, dated Aug. 19. For an order in part hereof, see infra, Aug. 23.)Ibid, XVa. p. 32; XXVII, p. 52.
Treasury order for 445l. to Sir William Godolphin, Kt., in repayment of loan: to be registered on the fee farms.Order Book XXXVII. p. 195.
Same for 6,000l. and 3,000l. to Sir Ste. Fox for repayment of loan: to be registered on the fee farms: only 6 per cent. interest to be allowed.Ibid. p. 191.
Same for 500l. to the Duke of Buckingham in repayment of loan: only 6 per cent. interest to be allowed.Ibid, p. 187.
Same for 245l. 3s. 3d. and 300l. to John Barwell, gent., for same.Ibid, p. 188.
For 500 l. to the Duke of Buckingham for horses.
Money warrant for 100l. for one year to Amice Andros as Marshal of the Ceremonies.Warrants Early XXVII. p. 60.
Aug. 10Money warrant for 1,000l. to Col. William Legg, Lieutenant of the Ordnance, to be employed towards building a new fortification at Gravesend. (Treasury order hereon, dated Aug. 17.)Warrants Early XXVIII. p. 4; Order Book XXXVII. p. 68.
Same for 100l. to Edward Cranfield as royal bounty for his services in being instrumental to advance the [bids for the] farm of 4½ per cent. duty in Barbados and the Leeward Islands. (Treasury order hereon, dated Aug. 16.)Warrants Early XVIII. p. 344; Order Book XXXVII. p. 102.
The Treasury Lords to the Auditor of the Receipt to write in the margin of all orders for repayment of loan [when made out by virtue of or] upon warrants signed or to be signed by the Treasury Lords for salaries or pensions [for officials or pensioners, &c., who thereby agree to postpone payment of their salaries, &c., and to have such postponement considered as a loan to the State], the words that only 6 per cent. interest is to be paid thereon without any further reward "except only one order by you drawn and signed by us, dated the 2nd inst., for payment, of 1,000l. to Edward Sheldon. Esq., which money was borrowed by our particular directions, for which allowance is to be made, to the lender, of the gratuity of 4 per cent, as well as interest at 6 per cent."Warrants Early XVIII. p. 344.
Aug. 11Report to the King from the Treasury Lords and the Lords of Ireland of Committee with them on the petition of Sir Connell Farrell. Advise the remission of the new quit rents on his estate in Ireland, the manors, towns and lands of Tirlickeen, such as belonged to his father, John Farrell, on the 22 Oct., 1641: petitioner having been included by name in the Act of Settlement in consideration of her constant adherance to His Majesty in the ports beyond the seas. But petitioner to first make a subscription to take the oath of allegiance or the remonstrance or protestation signed by the nobility and gentry and divers of the clergy in Ireland.Out Letters Ireland I. pp. 48–9.
Prefixing:—Said Farrell's petition.
Treasury order on the Hearth money for 300l. to Thomas EllyottOrder Book. XXXVII. p. 126.
Money warrant for 120l. for one year to Philip Lanyon, workmaster of His Majesty's forts.Warrants Early XXVII. p. 60.
Aug. 12Royal warrant for a great seal for 1,000l. per an. to the Marquis de Montbrun from Michaelmas next and during life.Ibid. XVa. p. 26.
Same for a great seal for 100l. per an. for seven years from Lady Day last for keeping in repair the pier at Lyme.Ibid.
[?]Same for a privy seal for registering on the sale of fee farm rents and on the new Wine Act.Ibid. pp. 26–7.
Aug. 12Sir G. Downing to Major Andros. As the persons lately employed in recovering the tin at Ostend have failed to come at the time appointed, you are to agree with such persons as you think fit to the end this season may not be lost for recovering same.Out Letters General II. p. 345.
Same to the Attorney General proposing to attend him at his house at Kensington or his Chambers at the Temple as to his advice for the best and speediest way of re-conveying the Duke of York's right in the wine licences to the King: also about a draft commission to such commissioners as the King shall employ for managing that revenue.Ibid, p. 347.
Same to Auditor Aldworth to bring a state of Mr. Wadlow's account on the 19th inst.Ibid.
Aug. 12Sir G. Downing to Alderman Backwell. I did understand from you that the 1,000l. for Court Grammont should be presently paid into the Exchequer, but Sir Ste. Fox, who has had a warrant a good while to receive it. says it is not yet paid in. He paid the money to the Count upon the Treasury Lords' desire and on confidence of being presently repaid. Please pay it in.Out Letters General II. p. 348.
Same to Sir R. Long for a certificate of what remains due to the Duke of Ormonde as a Gentleman of the Bedchamber after the warrants of March 11 last and July 30 last for 1,000l. and 3,000l. respectively.Ibid.
Same to Mr. Meynell to attend him to-morrowIbid.
Treasury order for 100l 7s. 6d. to Serjeant Middleton for one year's fees: to be registered on the fee farms.Order Book XXXVII. p. 195.
Money warrant for 31l. 18s. 7½d. to John Osboldston for one year as falconer.Warrants Early XXVII p. 61.
Letter of direction upon the money warrant of 1669, Oct. 26, for 500l. to Isaac le Gouche.Ibid. XXII p. 53.
Money warrant for 3,000l. to the Duke of Ormonde for three years on his pension, as by the letters patent of 1662, June 30.Ibid, XVIII. p. 345.
Aug. 15Treasury warrant to the Clerk of the Pipe for a lease to Capt. Richard Castle (in respect of his concurrence and correspondence with the late Duke of Albemarle towards His Majesty's restoration) of the fee farm of the Grange of Blainwethno, part of the late dissolved monastery of Whitland and the castle, demesne, and town of Narberth and the forest of Narberth, co. Pembroke, the fee farm of a tenement called Molleston, co. Pembroke, and a piece of waste ground lying in a close called Caen, with certain boundaries, detailed; the fee farm of the mill called Haverford mill, near the quondam priory of Haverford, co. Pembroke, and also of the decayed castle of Haverford West, with the gate, ditch, and waste ground thereof, and the tolls and profits of the market in the town of Narberth, together with the market house there.Ibid XXXVII. pp. 401–3.
Prefixing:—Particular, ratal, and entry of demise.
The Treasury Lords to Mr. Burlacy concerning his claim to the patent granted to Sir John Wintour for the wood in the Forest of Dean, on the strength of which his agents have grubbed up the roots of trees in the enclosure called Austons Bridge, under Kewer Dean, which is lately sown with acorns for the future growth of timber for His Majesty. The said grubbing up will be a great destruction to that intended nursery. You are to stop same until your right has been heard before us.Ibid, p. 404.
Treasury warrant to Sir William Doily and the rest of the Commissioners for Exchanges to deliver up the bonds of William Greene, late Receiver General of Aids, Poll, and the One and the Eleven Months' assessments for co. Leicester: he having passed his accounts.Ibid, XXXV. p. 5.
Same to [same] to deliver up the bonds of William Bowdler, late Receiver General of Aids for co. Hereford, he having passed his accounts.Ibid, p. 6.
Aug. 15Treasury warrant to the Attorney General for a lease to Sir Hugh Bethell of the fee farm rents of 21l. 14s. 11½d., 79l. 10s. 8d., 50l. 8s. 8d., as in the particulars set out supra p. 558, under date 1670, April 29, reserving thereon the yearly rent of 20s., and the lesser being charged with the payment of all rents resolute issuing out of the premises.Warrants Early XXXVII. p. 400.
Sir G. Downing to Alderman Backwell. I have shewn the bearer hereof, Mr. Johnson, your note, wherein he will tell you he saw 1,000l. set down for Monsieur Grammont: and in confidence thereof my Lords granted their warrant upon loans of the new farm of the Customs and Sir Ste. Fox has actually paid the money to the Comte de Grammont. So please pay the money according to your promise to me last night.Out Letters General II. p. 349.
Same to Mr. Foliard and Mr. Lisle to attend him to-morrow at seven in the morning.Ibid.
Same to the Earl of Bristol. I have moved my Lords on your behalf and have their direction to speak to Sir Ste. Fox to pay 250l. to your lady on the warrant you hold. Mr. Johnson. who does Sir Ste. Fox's business has promised me it shall be done.Ibid, p. 350.
Same to Col. Webb. On Saturday last Sir John Duncombe came out of Kent, where he has been three weeks past. He has not yet heard of any officer coming to collect Hearth money in that county.Ibid
Same to Sir Edward Turnor returning Mr. North's warrant for a lease in its amended form.Ibid, p. 351.
Treasury order on the fee farms for 1,100l. to Sir Ste. Fox for repayment of loan [to be repaid] out of the land revenue and only 6 per cent. to be allowed.Order Book XXXVII. p. 187.
Same for 250l. to Sir Ste. Fox in repayment of loan: to be registered on the fee farms: only 6 per cent. interest to be allowed.Ibid, p. 190.
Same for 14l. 10s. 8d. to Thomas Phillipps, gent., for sameIbid, p. 192.
Money warrant for 15,000l. to the Navy Treasurers for the Navy for the year to end in 1670–1, January. (Treasury order hereon dated Aug. 17.)Warrants Early XXVIII. p. 4; Order Book XXXVII. pp. 27, 67.
Same for 96l. 15s. 0d. to Francis Rogers, keeper of His Majesty's Wardrobe at Westminster, for three years to Xmas last on his several fees amounting to 32l. 5s. 0d. per an.Warrants Early XXVII. p. 51.
Aug. 16Report to the King from the Treasury Lords on the petition of Robert Raworth, William Marwood and William Commendall, executors of Charles Read, deceased, late Receiver of some part of His Majesty's revenue in Ireland. Read was appointed 1640, June 15, Receiver of His Majesty's revenues in Coleraine, with the fee of 100l. per an. His accompts were made to Mr. Chambers, the Auditor of that revenue, and the vouchers were left in said Chambers' hands, who dying during the late trouble, can no where be found. According to two accompts of said Read he appears to owe 311l. 8s. 5d., and as those rents are payable half yearly at the feast of All Saints and of Philip and Jacob, and as Read's receipt commenced from the feast of Philip and Jacob, 1639, and the rebellion in Ireland broke out in Oct., 1641, he could not be accomptable for more than those two years.Ibid, XXXIII. pp. 146–7.
Aug. 16Treasury warrant to the Surveyor General of Crown lands for a particular of certain premises with a view to a lease thereof to Hartgill Baron.Warrants Early XXXVII. pp. 404–5.
Sir G. Downing to Auditor Parsons to send a copy of a lease formerly granted to Robert Phelipps of the demesnes of the manor of Mere, co. Wilts, and the park there, called Mere Park, with a sheep walk or warren called Swincombe.Out Letters General II. p. 350.
Same to Sir R. Long returning some orders for loan on the fee farms, as they do not contain the marginal words restricting them to 6 per cent. interest without over interest.Ibid, p. 351.
Treasury order for 60l. to William Villers Legg, Esq., for repayment of loan: to be registered on the fee farms: with only 6 per cent. interest.Order Book XXXVII. p. 191.
Money warrant for 920l. to Sir William Temple for three months ordinary from May 1 last as Ambassador to the States General. (Treasury order hereon, dated Aug. 17.)Warrants Early XXVII. p. 60; Order Book XXXVII. p. 188.
Same for 40l. to William Dugdale, Esq., for one year as Norroy Principal Herald-at-Arms.Warrants Early XXVII. p. 61.
Aug. 17Sir G. Downing to Mr. Wadlow to attend him with Auditor Aldworth to-morrow about his accounts. Bring your warrant for the moneys of the Retrospect of the Wine Act to be paid to you.Out Letters General II. p. 351.
Same to Sir Robert Viner to attend him to-morrowIbid.
Same to Mr. Sherwyn and Mr. Webb to write letters to all the collectors of Hearthmoney to quicken them.Ibid.
Same to Sir R. Long et al. to meet to consider the state of the Pipe Office, what moneys are wont to be paid in there, and how issued, and upon the whole to offer an opinion to the Treasury Lords what is fit for His Majesty's service concerning that office.Ibid.
Royal sign manual for 100l. to Edward Backwell as reward for advancing money to the Marquis de Montbrun. (Money warrant hereon, dated Aug. 20; Treasury order hereon, dated Oct. 18.)Warrants Early XVa. p. 31; XXVII. p. 62; Order Book XXXVII. p. 199.
Treasury order on the loans on the fee farms for 1,000l. for the Privy Purse for [healing] medals.Order Book XXXVII. p. 194.
Same for 4,055l. 11s. 1¼d. to Sir Dennis Gauden, in part of 60,833l. 6s. 8d. for victualling: out of loans on the Wine Act.Ibid, p. 217.
Same for 120l. to Philip Lanyon in repayment of loan: only 6 per cent. interest to be allowed.Ibid, p. 189.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Farmers to pay 200l. to the Earl of Bristol for 10 years of his oreation money to Lady Day last.Out Letters Customs II. p. 135.
Money warrant for 44l. to Richard Eades for one year as one of His Majesty's falconers.Warrants Early XXVII. p. 61.
Same for 34l. to Judith and Francis Wetherid, respectively relict and son of Francis Wetherid, late Comptroller of His Majesty's Works for one year and 89 days' arrears to 1668, June 22, on his fee of 18d. a day.Ibid.
Aug. 17Money warrant for 525l. to Thomas Turner for ¾ of a year to June 24 last, on his yearly allowance of 700l. for secret service as by the privy seal of 1666, Dec. 22.Warrants Early XXVII. p. 62.
Same for 46l. 5s. 0d. to Edward Mason, late deputy to the Commissioners for Sick and Wounded in the port of Gravesend. for his disbursements for quarters and provisions for sick soldiers by order of the Earl of Craven and Sir John Griffin. (Treasury order hereon, dated Aug. 20.)Ibid, p. 52; Order Book XXXVII. p. 194.
Same for 25l. to Edward Gibson alias Dudley, administrator of Elizabeth, late Countess of Lewestein, deceased, being the unpaid remainder of a Treasury warrant of April 19 last for 100l. to said Countess.Warrants Early XVIII. p. 346.
Aug. 18Sir G. Downing to Sir Edmond Turner concerning the 10,000l. whereof Mrs. Lanier is to have 450l.Out Letters General II. p. 352.
Same to Deputy Auditor Symes for a copy of the lease formerly granted to Robert Phelipps of the demesnes of the manor of Mere,&c.Ibid.
Treasury order for 9,339l. 17s. 1d. to Isaack Meynell, goldsmith, for interest and gratuity for several sums of money [lent]: to be registered on the Wine Act.Order Book XXXVII. p. 217.
Same for 467l. to Sir Dennis Gawden for the victualling ordinary for July last: out of the loans on the new Customs farm from 1671, Sept. 29.Ibid, p. 27.
Thirteen Treasury orders drawn on the new farm of the Customs, commencing 167l, Sept. 29, for the following sums to Edward Backwell in repayment of loan, viz. 15,000l., 1,000l., 15,000l., 5,000l., 2,900l, 3,100l., 2,000l., 500l., 1,000l., 920l., 2,000l., 16,000l., 7,000l.Ibid, p. 69.
Treasury order for 67l. to William Saunders for repayment of loan: to be registered on the fee farms: with only 6 per cent. interest.Ibid, pp. 188–9.
For 247l. 10s. 0d. to George Pinckney and William Rutlish, gent., for same.
For 40l. to John Sayers, for same.
For 31l. 18s. 9½d. to John Osbaldston, for same.
For 100l. to Amice Andrewes [Andros] for same.
For 95l. 18s. 4d. to Robert Rumsey, for same.
For 19l. 11s. 8d. to Robert Allexander, Esq., for same.
For 40l. to John Dugdale, Esq., for same.
Aug 19Privy seal for 31,313l. 14s. 1d. to William Bucknall and the rest of the Farmers of the London Excise, viz. 23,417l. 1s. 4d. due for interest and reward to Dec. 25 last (the time of the making up their account) on 64,915l. 19s. 4d. advanced by them in several sums; and further 3,350l. 14s. 4d. as [4 per cent.] reward on 62,940l. advanced by them to the Earl of Anglesey for the service of the Navy on the credit of orders registered on the Eleven months' tax, calculated to Dec. 25 last, before which day 62,940l. was repaid, including in the said 3,350l. 14s. 4d., the interest on 4,000l., part of said 62,940l.: and further 4,545l. 18s. 9d. as interest and reward on 91,683l. 15s. 0d., advanced by said Farmers in several sums of which principal 2,000l. was repaid at or before June 24 last. (Royal warrant for the privy seal, dated July 30: money warrant hereon, dated Aug. 20: Treasury orders hereon, dated Aug. 26.Warrants Early XVa. pp. 33–4, 22; XXIV. p. 100; Order Book XXXVII. p. 258.
Aug. 19Sir G. Downing to Mr. Bodurda, one of the late Commissioners of the Wine Act, for a new certificate of all moneys paid by him and his brother Commissioners for said Act to Mr. Wadlow, both for London and the country.Out Letters General II p. 353.
Same to Sir Edmond Turner to attend him to-morrowIbid.
Same to Alderman Backwell. I remember you told me you were to go out of town. If not gone, please attend me to-morrow. Otherwise send your servant, who doth your business in the Exchequer.Ibid.
Same to Auditor Aldworth and Mr. Bland, Receiver of Yorkshire, to attend him to-morrow about the super set on Capt. Christopher Hanby in said Bland's account.Ibid.
Treasury order for 179l. 12s. 1d. to Edmond Aubury for repayment of loan: to be registered on the fee farms: only 6 per cent. interest to be allowed.Order Book XXXVII. p. 191.
Letter of direction on a money warrant of Aug. 10, ut supra, p. 646, under date Aug. 6. for 66,925l., viz. as follows, that is 55,00l. on the fee farms, and 11,925l. [sic the privy seal, supra, p. 646, under date Aug. 6, only specifies the sum of 9,925l. for the extras, detailed, but orders for 11,925l. were issued thereupon] on the London Excise, all for the Cofferer of the Household.Warrants Early XXIV p. 100.
Aug. 20Report to the King from the Treasury Lords on the petition of Sir John Heath, Attorney General of the Duchy of Lancaster, praying to be constituted the King's particular counsel for preparing all grants of fee farms to be sold. We do not find that ever any letters patent of this kind have been granted to any person. The counsel of the Duchy can pretend to no such right. There is a form of conveyance agreed upon so that there is no need of counsel for drawing same, and for the encouragement of purchasers it is best that no counsel be imposed on them, but that they be left to choose whom they think fit. We have already drawn up a table of fees, and at several reviews have brought them as low as might be, much lower than ever heretofore hath been allowed for business of this kind.Ibid, XXXVII. pp. 406–7.
Appending:—Table of said fees.
Treasury warrant to the King's Remembrancer for process to go against the sureties of Christopher Jay, late Receiver of Hearth money for co. Norfolk, on the 4,335l. which he has been ordered, but has so far failed, to pay to Robert Foley, in part of a larger sum due to said Foley for iron work delivered to the Navy: process being impossible against said Jay himself by virtue of his privilege as a Member of Parliament.Ibid, XXXVI. p. 199.
The Treasury Lords to the King's Remembrancer to deliver up the bonds of Robert Foley, late Receiver General of Assessments for co. Worcester.Ibid, XXXV. p. 7.
Treasury warrant to the Clerk of the Pipe for a lease to John Ward of the scite of the Castle of Tintagel, co. Cornwall, of the island near, and of lands called Gosynye Mead alias Halmeade and Dingledey alias Dingledown, parcel of the borough of Gosyny, and of certain woods in the manor of Trelowia.Ibid, XXXVII. pp. 410–11.
Prefixing:—Particulars of the premises, ratals, and entry of demise.
[? Aug. 30]Particular of a marsh in the parishes of Gedney, Fleet and Holbeach,&c., co. Lincoln.Warrants Early XXXVII. p. 412.
Aug. 20Sir G. Downing to Jno. West, Custom officer, to attend the Treasury concerning the complaints against him for permitting wool to be transported.Out Letters General II p. 353.
Treasury orders for 547l. 15s. 0d. for Francis Rogers, in repayment of loan: to be registered on the fee farms.Order Book XXXVII. p. 196.
For 351l. 4s. 3d. to John Walthewe for same. on same.
For 351l. 4s. 3d. to Robert Thompson for same, on same.
Same for 5,000l. to Sir John Wolstenholme, Sir J. Shaw, Sir Robt. Viner, Sir Edmond Turnor, Edw. Backwell and Francis Millington, Customs Farmers, in repayment of loan.Ibid.
[?]Same for 9l. 2s. 6d. to John Whynyard for one year on his fee as Keeper of the House of Peers.Ibid.
Aug. 20Money warrant for 14l. to Lancelot Thornton for one year as Clerk of the Wardrobe.Warrants Early XXVII. p. 63.
Same for 18l. 5s. 0d. for Peter Bren [Brent]Ibid, p 66.
Same for 467l. to Sir Dennis Gauden for the victualling ordinary for 1670, August. (Treasury order hereon, of same day.)Ibid. XXVIII. p. 6; Order Book XXXVII p. 67.
Same for 2,000l. to the Navy Treasurers as imprest to pay the pressing and clamorous debts of workmen of the yards who complain that their goods are distrained and sold to pay the tax to the Hearth money while considerable sums were due to them from His Majesty: the Privy Council having ordered the above sum on the 15th of April last on a representation made by the Duke of York. (Treasury order hereon, dated Sept. 16.)Warrants Early XXVIII. pp. 6–7; Order BookXXXVII. p. 68.
Same for 115l. to John Chase for one year on his fee as one of His Majesty's apothecaries.Warrants Early XXII. p. 9.
Same for 4,055l. 11s. 1d. to Sir Dennis Gauden for the months' allowance for the present August for sea victuals for 5,000 men, in part of 60,833l. 6s. 8d. thereupon. (Treasury order hereon, of same date.)Ibid, XXVI. p. 18; Order Book XXXVII. p. 217.
Same for 3,000l. to the Duke of Ormonde for three years more to June 24 last on his annuity as a Gentleman of the Bedchamber.Out Letters Customs II. p. 137.
Aug. 21Sir G. Downing to Mr. Harvy. The 5,000l. for Her Majesty's servants is now in the Exchequer in my office.Out Letters General II. p. 354.
Aug. 22The Treasury Lords to the King's Remembrancer to stay process against Richard Jay, a Collector of Hearth money in co. Devon, lately employed by Edward Rutter, late sub-farmer thereof in said county.Warrants Early XXXVI. p. 199.
Same to same to issue out another commission directed to Sir Roger Mostin, Sir Rich. Lloyd, Griffyth Jones, Griffith Williams, William Griffith, William Vaughan, Hugh Wynn and Thomas Wynn, to take bond of Sir Richard Wynn, of Guydir, co. Carnarvon, bart.: all in place of Thomas Jones, whose security was ordered to be taken by a warrant of July 5 last as a surety of Col. Roger Mostyn. Collector of Hearth money for Anglesey, Merioneth, Carnarvon and Montgomery, an accident having since befallen said Thomas Jones, so that by reason of his indisposition much time must be lost before his bonds can be taken.Ibid, p. 200.
Aug. 22
(July 28)
Treasury warrant to the steward of the Manor of Widcombe to grant an estate for three lives by copy of court roll to John Tucker of a copyhold tenement in said manor, which he purchased of one John Lockyer, who held same from 1660, Sept. 29, to 1663, Sept. 29, which tenement, according to the custom of said manor, was enjoyed by the executor of Widow Heydon, the last tenant, after her death, who died in June, 1660.Warrants Early XXXVII. pp. 391, 408–9.
Aug. 22The Treasury Lords to the Earl of Bath, Warden of the Stannaries in Cornwall, concerning a petition from John Catcher, supervisor of tin blowing houses, about the said blowing houses and the coinages of tin, and also another petition from Andrew Cory concerning a prison he pretends to have been always kept at Lostwithiel for said Duchy; and also another petition from the towns of Truro and Helston in Kerrier, and of His Majesty's officers attending the coinage of tin complaining against a new coinage house endeavouring to be erected at Penryn. Desire you to consider said petitions with the aid of the Vice–Warden, the Deputy Steward of the Stannaries, and other the coinage officers.Ibid, pp. 407–8
Sir G. Downing to Mr. Rutter, in Durham Yard, concerning the complaints of his persecuting John Gay and Richard Gay, son to said John.Out Letters General II. p. 354.
Same to Major Andros forwarding a letter from Mr. CustisIbid.
Same to Sir Thomas Player to inform the Treasury what money he has received upon the first 100,000l. lent by the City on the Hearthmoney, and the times when each part of the said 100,000l. was lent.Ibid
Same to Mr. Fenn. Mr. Colvill complains that there is both interest and reward unpaid to him for some monies which he lent on some of the Earl of Anglesey's orders on the Eleven Months' tax. You are to attend Sir R. Long without delay to adjust that matter, and take care the money be paid.Ibid.
Privy seal, dormant, for 10,000l. for such services and uses, and for such persons as shall be from time to time appointed.Warrants Early XVa. p. 40.
Appending:— An incomplete list of the various sums subsequently assigned hereon.
Privy seal for 4,000l. to Lord Arlington for several secret services. (Money warrant hereon, dated Sept. 22; Treasury order hereon, dated Oct. 19.)Ibid, p. 41; XXVIII. p. 10; Order BookXXXVII. p. 69.
Same for 2,900l. to Alderman Backwell, advanced by him for several jewels bought for the King's use and service. (Order hereon, dated Sept. 26.)Warrants Early XVa. p. 44; Order BookXXXVII. p. 68.
Royal warrant for a privy seal for 200,000l. for the Treasurers of the Navy. (Privy seal, dated Aug. 30.)Warrants Early XVa. pp. 35. 42.
Same for 7,000l. for Sir Ste. Fox for secret service [? duplicate with royal warrant of Aug. 31, infra, p. 660, for same amount. Only one Treasury order appears to have been made out hereon, viz. on Sept. 16 for 7,000l.]Ibid, p. 36; Order Book XXXVII. p. 68.
Aug. 22Royal warrant for a privy seal for 1,100l. to Mr. le Gouche for two diamond rings given by the King to Marshall Bellefonds, sent from the King of France to condole the death of Madam Duchess of Orleans: and 30l. for the fees thereon and henceforth to pay said Le Gouce for all such jewels as the king shall buy of him: on signification thereof from the Lord Chamberlain. (Privy seal, dated Aug. 30; money warrant, dated Sept. 26; order hereon for 1,130l., dated Sept 27.)Warrants Early XVa. pp. 31, 45–6; XXVIII. p. 15; Order BookXXXVII. p. 69.
Treasury order for 46l. 5s. 0d. to Edward Mason, gent., in repayment of loan: to be registered on the fee farmsOrder Book XXXVII. pp. 196, 197, 198.
For 9,000l. and 1,000l. to James Bridgman, Esq., for same
on same.
For 32l. to John Hannis, gent., for same, on same.
For 15l. 18s. 4d. to William Goslyn, gent., for same, on same.
For 90l. to William Benblock, for same, on same.
For 9l. 2s. 6d. to John Wynyard, Esq., for same, on same.
Same for 175l. to Col. Jonathan Atkins in repayment of loan: to be registered on the fee farms.Ibid, p. 195.
Same for 10,000l., 1,000l. and 15,000l. to the present Farmers of the Customs in repayment of loan.Ibid, p. 69.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Farmers to pay a tally of 10,000l. struck 1665, April 29, on the late Farmers of the Customs (which together with another tally of the same date for 5,000l. was stopped by a Treasury warrant of Jan. 28 last in pursuance of His Majesty's pleasure), same to be paid by paying 9,550l. part thereof into the Exchequer, and 450l., the remainder thereof, to Mrs. Frances Ligneere.Out Letters Customs II p. 137.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to pay out of the abovesaid 9,550l. such orders as have fallen short on the Customs, and then to pay 1,000l. more thereof amongst such of His Majesty's servants as are most necessitous and are to attend His Majesty in his intended progress: but to issue no further part thereof without special warrant.Ibid, p. 138.
The Treasury Lords to the late Farmers of the Customs, Sir Edmund Turner, executor of Sir John Harison, Sir John Jacob, executor of Sir Jo. Jacob, Mr. Crisp, executor of Sir Nicholas Crispe, and the rest of the executors of the old Farmers of the Customs. The King has heard all parties pretending to the moneys of the abovesaid 10,000l. tally and has directed 450l. thereof to be paid to Mrs. Ligneer, according to His Majesty's letter of Feb. 4 last. You are to take care to observe His Majesty's command herein.Ibid, pp. 138–9.
Appending:—Copy of the said sign manual of Feb. 4 last, addressed to the Lords Referees appointed for the payment of 200,000l. to the creditors of the late Farmers of the Customs. et al. Sir Thomas Merry, one of the Clerks of the Greencloth to the late King, did put into the hands of Sir Paul Pindar and the rest of the Farmers of the Customs to said King, the the sum of 800l. for Frances Ligneere and her sister, which appears to be part of the 200,000l. which said Farmers advanced upon their farm, and on which certain actions at law and certain arrangements, detailed, took place which have the effect in fine of leaving said Frances Ligneere still a creditor for abovesaid sum of 450l.
Money warrant, dormant, for 1,000l. per an. to the Duke of York for the support and maintenance of the forts and garrisons in the province of New York, in America: to commence from 1669, Lady Day.Warrants Early XXII. p. 9.
Aug. 22Treasury warrant [to the Receiver of the Duchy of Cornwall] to pay out of the coinage money of tin 108l. to John Catcher, supervisor of the blowing houses in the county of Cornwall, for the two quarters' coinages of Midsummer and Michaelmas, 1669, said Catcher having made several complaints by his petition against new erected blowing houses; the main design of which petition is (according to the report of the Auditor and Sir C. Harbord thereon of April 29 last) to continue the waiters at the several blowing houses and their wages reduced to 216l. per an.Warrants Early XXII. pp. 70–1.
Money warrant for 4,185l. 8s. 4d. to William Legg, Lieutenant of the Ordnance, to be expended in buying several particulars specified in an estimate lately presented to the Privy Council to refurnish stores, out of which they are ordered to be delivered for the use and supply of the garrison of Tangier. (Treasury order hereon, dated Sept. 1.)Ibid, XXVII. p. 62; Order Book XXXVII. p. 195.
Aug. 23Sir G. Downing to Sir John Shaw. Understanding that your interest and reward will come to above 980l., and that the Queen's immergent occasions require the full sum of 5,000l., my request to you is that you send in 1,000l. more into the Exchequer, whereby the Queen will be satisfied, and your whole interest discharged. The Treasurer of the Household is gone out of town, but I have spoken with Alderman Backwell's man to the same effect, and he sees the necessity of what I desire.Out Letters General II. p. 355.
Same to Mr. Wren. On the Duke of York's commands I sent to Sir R. Southwell for an order of Council for felling timber in Sherwood Forest for building two third–rate frigates at Hull. His answer was that there was yet no such order of Council, but only an order to the Commissioners of the Navy to prepare an estimate of the charge thereof, and a minute entered that when that estimate shall be returned a further direction shall issue to the Treasury Lords to give warrant for the felling. Please acquaint the Duke of York that the estimate is not yet returned; so that the season for felling the timber be not lost.Ibid.
Privy seal for the levying a tally of assignment at the Receipt for the sum of 22,240l. on Thomas Waller, Serjeant-at-Law, and Nicholas Smith, of London, gent., to be paid to Baptist May for the Privy Purse, the said sum representing the purchase price of the manor or reputed manor of Loddington, co. Leicester, sold to said Waller and Smith by Henry Coventry, Edward Progers. Sir Allan Apsley, and Sir Winston Churchill trustees under the Act of Parliament for the sale thereof in order to repay to the Crown the 16,000l. due from Sir John Prettyman, late Receiver of First Fruits and Tenths at the time of passing said Act: said 16,000l. representing the remain of the 19,864l. 9s. 9d. standing on the foot of said Prettyman's account ended 1663, Dec. 31.Warrants Early XVa. pp. 37–8.
Treasury order for 14l. to Thomas Browne in repayment of loan: to be registered on the fee farms.Order Book XXXVII. pp. 197, 198.
For 920l. to John Colville, for same, on same.
Same for 500l. to Lord Crofts in part of 1,500l. in full of arrears on his pension of 1,000l. per an. as a Gentleman of the Bedchamber: to be registered on the fee farms.Ibid, p. 195.
Aug. 24Sir G. Downing to Sir R. Long for a certificate how each branch of the revenue stands charged and anticipated to Sept. 29 next.Out Letters General II. p. 355.
Same to the Treasurer of the Household, directed to Windsor. Sir Thomas Littleton came to me yesterday and pressed me for a warrant for the 16,000l., they [the Navy] are to have for this month of August for that they were in necessity for the money. He also desired a warrant for the 7,000l. they are to have in Sept. next. I have drawn these and now send them for your signature. They must then be signed by Sir J. Duncombe and then the orders drawn and sent in like manner [for signature]. Also encloses for signature the warrant for Sir R. Long's niece and Sir Samuel Morland's docquet.Ibid, p. 356.
Aug. 25Treasury warrant to the Attorney or Solicitor General to add a third life (viz. Mrs. Anne Margaretta Mason, wife of Richard Mason and neice of Sir Robert Long) to Sir Robert Long's grant of the park or late park or inclosed ground commonly called Nonsuch Park, or Worcester Park in Nonsuch, Ewell and Malden, and the piece of meadow adjoining called the Great Park Meadow, together with the mansion house commonly called Worcester House, and all other houses and tenements in and upon the said park.Warrants Early XXXVII. pp. 414–5.
[?]Report to the King from the Treasury Lords on the petition of Henry Marquess of Worcester, praying to be discharged of several sums of money for which his father, Edward Marquess of Worcester, stood at his death indebted to the King, viz. 80l. for the 1660 poll, and 40l. for the 1666 poll money of 18 Car. II, and 100l. for his part of the four subsidies of 1663, and 500l. imprested to him for the repair of Chepstow Castle and 150l. imprested to him for dismantling and demolishing the walls of the city of Gloucester. The moneys arising by the first poll are assigned to Sir Thomas Player for payment of divers Navy debts and other uses therein set down, and the moneys arising by the second poll are settled for payment of orders registered thereon. So neither can be remitted. The four subsidies are wholly in your Majesty's disposal to be demanded or remitted at pleasure. According to an affidavit of May 17 last of Charles Price, gent., it appears that John Archbold, gent., a menial servant of petitioner's, who was commanded by him to oversee and pay the workmen employed in demolishing the walls of Gloucester, is dead, and that William Hill, gent., also employed by petitioner to oversee the persons set to work for repair of Chepstow Castle is likewise dead. As the works have been performed and said Marquess is not in a capacity to make an accompt of disbursements, he may be discharged thereof.Ibid. pp. 415–7.
Royal sign manual for 100l. to Mary Erwyn as royal bounty. (Treasury order hereon, dated Oct 27.)Ibid, XVa. p. 49; Order Book XXXVII. p. 200.
Aug. 25Royal sign manual for 300l. to William Pendrill as royal bounty. (Money warrant hereon, dated Sept. 26; Treasury order hereon, dated Sept. 26.)Warrants Early, XVa. p. 45; XXVIII. p. 14; Order Book XXXVII. p. 68.
Treasury order for 66l. 13s. 4d. to Thomas Henshaw in repayment of loan: to be registered on the fee farms. Order Book XXXVII. pp. 195, 198.
For 76l. 2s. 6d. to Henry Gregory, for same, on same.
For 248l. 9s. 0d. to Philip Hanbury, for same, on same.
For 91l. 13s. 0d. to Dorothy Chiffinch, widow, for same, on same.
Aug. 25Treasury order for 500l. to John Spicer, gent., in repayment of loan: to be registered on the Wine Act.Order Book XXXVII. p. 217.
Money warrant for 7,000l. to the Navy Treasurers for the extraordinaries of the Navy for the month of Sept. next. (Treasury order hereon. dated Sept. 1.)Warrants Early XXVIII. p. 7; Order BookXXXVII. p. 68.
Same for 16,000l. to same for the Navy for the present year. (Treasury order hereon, dated Sept. 1.)Warrants Early XXVIII. p. 7; Order BookXXXVII. p. 68.
Aug. 26Treasury order for 300l. to Lawrence Stannyon, Esq., in repayment of loan: to be registered on the Wine Act.Order Book XXXVII. p. 218.
Aug. 29Same for 63l. 13s. 7d. to Francis Poyntz in repayment of loan: to be registered on the fee farms.
For 124l. 13s. 11½d. and 100l. 5s. 7d. to Thomas Hawley, gent., for same on same.
Ibid, pp. 196, 197, 198.
Royal sign manual for 100l. to Elizabeth, Countess of Lincoln, as royal bounty. (Money warrant hereon, dated Sept. 20; Treasury order hereon, dated Sept. 26.)Warrants Early XVa. p. 39; XXVII. p. 66 (reverse); Order BookXXXVII. p. 195.
Money warrant for 26l. 13s. 4d. to Sir Francis St. George and Henry St. George for one year as Heralds-at-Arms.Warrants Early XXVII. p. 67.
Aug. 30Treasury warrant to Philip Packer, Paymaster of the Works, to take up 1,500l. at 6 per cent. and 4 per cent. gratuity on the credit of an order in his name for that sum for paling in Hyde Park, we being "informed by you that you can take up" the said sum on said credit.Ibid, XXXIII. p. 150.
Privy seal for 2,000l. to Simona Cary, Maid of Honour to the Queen Consort. as royal bounty for her services and attendance on the said Queen Consort. (Money warrant hereon, dated Sept. 22; Treasury order hereon, dated Sept. 26.)Ibid, XVa. p. 41; XXVIII. p. 9; Order BookXXXVII. p. 68.
Same, dormant, for 60l. a year to Jervas Price, constituted by grant under the signet and sign manual of 1669, July 1, first and chief underkeeper of St. James's Park: to be for himself and such others as he shall employ under him in that service: the same sum having by the privy seal of 1662, June 11, been made payable to George, late Duke of Albemarle, then chief keeper of said park, viz. to be by the said Duke distributed to two underkeepers for their yearly wages.Warrants Early XVa. pp. 69–70.
Money warrant for 1,000l. to the Earl of Rochester for one year as one of the Gentlemen of the Bedchamber.Ibid, XXVII. p. 64.
Same for 200 marks to George, Duke of Buckingham, for two years' fee as Master of the Horse as by his letters patent of appointment, dated 1668, July 6.Ibid.
Same for 26l. 13s. 4d. to Elias Ashmole for one year as a Herald-at-Arms.Ibid, p. 65.
Aug. 31Royal warrant for 7,000l. to Sir Ste. Fox for secret service. [See supra, p. 656, under date Aug. 22.]Ibid, XVa. p. 36.
Privy seal for 400l. to Sir William Poultney for his interest in a tenement with the appurtenances in St. James's, adjoining Berkshire House, containing in front about 70 feet and in depth about 104 feet, which has been by him conveyed to Edward Villers and Baptist May by indenture of the 1st inst. (Money warrant, dated Sept. 24; Treasury order hereon, dated Sept. 26.)Ibid, p. 43; XXVIII. pp. 11–12; Order BookXXXVII. p. 68.