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'Entry Book: September 1670', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 3: 1669-1672 (1908), pp. 661-668. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=79709 Date accessed: 21 October 2014.


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September 1670

Date.Nature and Substance of the Entry.Reference.
Sept. 1Treasury order for 470l. to Mathew Churchill, Esq., in repayment of loan: to be registered on the Wine Act.Order Book XXXVII. p. 218.
For 260l. to Thomas Petty. Esq., for same. on same.
Same for 160l. to John Shales, Esq.. in repayment of loan: to be registered on the Wine Act.Ibid, p. 217.
Sept. 3Same for 150l. to Edm. Woodroffe in repayment of loan: to be registered on the Wine Act.Ibid, p. 218.
Sept. 5Same for 66l. 2s. 6d. to Henry Cooke, in repayment of loan: to be registered on the fee farms.Ibid, pp. 196, 197, 198.
For 300l. to Thomas Bates, for same, on same.
For 167l. 18s. 10d. to John Davis, for same, on same.
For 141l. 10s. 0d. to John Kingston for same, on same.
For 125l. 6s. 4d. to Richard Twyne, for same, on same.
For 173l. 7s. 3d. to Thomas Purcell, gent., for same, on same.
For 399l. 5s. 2d. to Thomas Bates, for same, on same.
Treasury order for 4,341l. 7s. 8½d. to Sir Edward Griffin in repayment of loan: to be registered on the Wine Act.Ibid, p 218.
For 73l. to Dr. Jones, for same, on same.
Sept. 6Same for 40l. to Richard Wiseman in repayment of loan: to be registered on the fee farms.Ibid, p. 196.
Sir G. Downing to Viscount Brouncker concerning the list of Navy debts. Sir R. Long will be in town from to-day till Friday.Out Letters General II. p. 356.
Sept. 7Entry of Treasury allowance of the incidents bill of the Agents for Hearth money for the half year ended 1670, Sept. 29. (Total 65l. 17s. 10d.)Warrants Early XXI. p. 39.
Sir G. Downing to Col. Webb. forwarding Mr. Christian's letter, who desires direction how to forward up [to London the] moneys of the hearth duty.Out Letters General II. p. 357.
Same to Sir John Nicholas to attend the Treasurer of the Household about the park at Windsor.Ibid.
Same to James Fitz Gerald concerning Major Gerald Fitz Gerald's petition.Ibid.
Same to Mr. Tayler forwarding a petition which has been presented to the King concerning yourself.Ibid.
Sept. 8Same to Sir J. Duncombe forwarding for signature several papers which the Treasurer of the Household has signed, viz. two orders and a docquet for the Navy, a docquet for Sir Ste. Fox's 7,000l. and a warrant for that money to him. The King very much presses for the despatch of this business and the Commissioners of the Privy Seal have in consideration thereof passed the privy seal without a docquet, but will not deliver it out of their hands till a docquet comes to them, "but by this meanes I was enabled to draw the warrant which otherwise I should not have done." I am very much pressed on behalf of the Duchess of Cleveland for her warrant for striking of tallies in Sir John Pretyman's business, as also for the money to be paid to Sir William Poultney for the little house at St. James's. But as your commands were so express not to trouble you with private business I do not send them although they are signed by the Treasurer of the Household. "Here hath been a very strong report that my Lord Ashley should be dead, but his lady hath received letters from him and expects him in town the latter end of next week."Ibid, pp. 357–8.
Sept. 8Sir G. Downing to the Auditors of the Imprests to forward the account of the late Farmers of the Customs.Out Letters General II. p. 359.
Sept. 9Treasury order for 1,000l. and 2,000l. to Robert Oxwick in repayment of loan: to be registered on the Wine Act.
For 600l. to Constance Wilsoll, widow, for same, on same.
Order BookXXXVII. p. 218.
Same for 41l. 6s. 10d. to Sir John Maynard. Kt., in repayment of loan: to be registered on the fee farms.Ibid, p. 196.
Sir G. Downing to Mr. Christian in reply to his of the 30th ult. as to the best and speediest way of returning his Hearth money receipts into the Exchequer.Out Letters General II. p. 358.
Same to Mr. Webb concerning the above. Sir Ste. Fox's reply to your idea was that he [Fox] had other ways of returning his [garrison] money into those [northern] parts, viz. by letters of exchange upon the rents of] the Duke of Monmouth's estate in Scotland, so that Christian could not place much dependence on returning by means of exchange on the garrison money. But if occasion arise Sir Ste. Fox will use Mr. Christian's money. Otherwise settle the matter with Christian, and then submit your proposal to the Treasury.Ibid.
Same to Mr. Downes. It is high time the business of the Wine Licences were settled: therefore attend me to-morrow.Ibid, p. 359.
Sept. 10Treasury orders for 61l. 10s. 0d. to Thomas Rookes, gent., in repayment of loan: to be registered on the fee farms.Order Book XXXVII. pp. 196, 197.
For 55l. 16s. 8d. to Philip Packer for same, on same.
For 340l. 13s. 10d. to John Knight, gent., for same, on same.
Treasury order for 1,250l. to the Duke of York for the support and maintenance of his Majesty's forts and garrisons in the province of New York: to be paid out of the Tenths payable into the Exchequer.Ibid, p. 379.
Sept. 12Sir G. Downing to Mr. Foley, merchant, to attend him tomorrow morning about some business concerning the East India Company.Out Letters General II. p. 359.
Money warrant for 7,000l. to Sir Ste. Fox for His Majesty's secret service.Warrants Early XXVIII. p. 8.
Sept. 13Treasury order for 80l. to Anthony Choquex, Esq., in repayment of loan: to be registered on the fee farms.Order Book XXXVII. p. 196.
Sept. 14Same for 62l. 5s. 0d. for Charles Wheeler, goldsmith, in repayment of loan: to be registered on the fee farms.Ibid, p. 197.
Same for 210l. to Thomas Robson in repayment of loan: to be registered on the Wine Act.Ibid, p. 218.
Sept. 15Same for 340l. to William Fox, gent., in repayment of loan: to be registered on the Wine Act.Ibid.
Sir G. Downing to the Navy Commissioners for an estimate for the timber to be felled in Sherwood Forest for two frigates.Out Letters General II. p. 360.
Same to Mr. Webb to quicken the Collectors of the Hearth money in paying in their money.Ibid.
Sept. 15Sir G. Downing to Auditor Beale to despatch the accounts of the late Farmers of the Customs, and the accounts of the present Farmers for the second year of their farm.Out Letters General II. p. 360.
Sept. 16Treasury order for 1,000l. to William Fanshaw in repayment of loan: to be registered on the fee farms.Order Book XXXVII. p. 202.
Royal sign manual for 200l. to Sir William Jenings as royal bounty. (Money warrant, dated Sept. 22; Treasury order, dated Sept. 26.)Warrants Early XVa. p. 44; XXXVIII. p. 11;Order Book XXXVII.p. 68.
Sir G. Downing to Mr. Wren concerning the warrant and estimate for the timber to be felled in Sherwood Forest for two frigates.Out Letters General II. p. 361.
Same to Sir Allen Apsley. "I have perused the papers which you left with me about the Wine Licences and I find that great alterations are made in the draft of the privy seal which as it is now set down by the Attorney General makes it as if everything was sealed and passed between His Majesty and his Royal Highness [the Duke of York]. And if the privy seal must stay till that [point] be [reached] I fear it will be a good while ere it pass. Therefore pray let me see you to-morrow morning at my house at eight o'clock that we may conclude what is to be done therein."Ibid.
Warrant under the royal sign manual countersigned by the Treasury Lords. "Whereas our royal pleasure is to reimpark our Great Park of Windsor in our county of Berks, and to plant some part thereof with acrons and to cause the remainder to be laid levell and fit for ryding, in order whereunto wee have caused the present tenants thereof to give security so to lay levell such parts thereof as they shall sow this present winter season; some parte thereof nevertheless will remayne in high ridges unfit for ryding, in order to the laying levell of which and planting and preserving the said acrons when planted" James Smyth, of New Windsor, is entrusted herewith to provide the acorns and to take care for the planting, enclosing and preserving same, and to take care that such lands as are left by the tenants in high ridges be ploughed down, sowed, laid level and fit for riding, and to provide teams and ploughs for that purpose.Warrants Early XXXVII. p. 419.
Sept. 17Treasury order for 100l. to Allex Dawes in repayment of loan. to be registered on the Wine Act.Order Book XXXVII. p. 217.
Treasury warrant to the Receipt for tallies of assignment to be levied at the Receipt for 22,240l. upon Thomas Waller, sergeant-at-law, and Nicholas Smith, of London, gent., for so much payable by them for the purchase money of the manor of Loddington, late the estate of Sir John Prettyman: to be paid to Baptist May, Keeper of the Privy Purse, for the use thereof.Warrants Early XVIII. pp. 346–7.
Money warrant for 500l. to Prince Rupert for one quarter to Sept. 29 inst., on his annuity of 2,000l. per an., granted by the privy seal of Mar. 11 last.Out Letters Customs II. p. 140; Warrants EarlyXVa. p. 49; XXVIII. p. 25.
Treasury warrant to Sir John Norton, woodward of New Forest, for the felling of 200 tons of timber for the repairing and building of forts at Yarmouth, in the Isle of Wight, as by the royal sign manual of June 17 last.Warrants Early XXXVII. p. 418.
Sept. 17Sir G. Downing to Bernard Howard and Henry Brounkerd to certify the Treasury that Mr. Bantock is the person you have agreed upon to be a King's waiter in London port, loco Mr. Clarke, lately deceased.Out Letters General II. p. 362.
Royal warrant for a great seal to constitute Sir Samuel Mooreland, bart., Robert Huntington, William Forth, and Richard Kingdon to be Commissioners and Governors of Excise in England and Wales.Warrants Early XVa. pp. 22, 36.
Sept. 19Treasury order for 26l. 13s. 4d. to Elias Ashmole in repayment of loan: to be registered on the fee farms.Order Book XXXVII. p. 200.
Privy seal for 300l. to Sir John Chichley, Envoy to the Count de Monterey, Governor of Flanders, for his expenses [equipage] as envoy. (Money warrant, dated Sept. 26; Treasury order, dated Sept. 26.)Warrants EarlyXVa. p. 45: XXVIII. p. 14;Order Book XXXVII. p. 68.
Sir G. Downing to Auditor Aldworth for a certificate of Receivers in his audit that have not passed their accounts, the name of only one such having been so far certificated, viz. Mr. Brabant for the Poll money.Out Letters General II. p. 362.
Sept. 20Treasury order for 100l. to Tho. Rudyard, gent., in repayment of loan: to be registered on the Wine Act.Order Book XXXVII. p. 218.
Money warrant for 100l. to Robert Blany and Richard Lightfoote to be employed for payment of clerks. &c., for preparing the grant of fee farm rents to trustees. (Treasury order hereon, dated Sept. 22.)Warrants Early XVIII. p. 347; Order BookXXXVII. p. 102.
Same for 920l. to Viscount Falconbridge for his ordinary of 10l. a day from May 10 last to Aug. 10 last as Envoy Extraordinary to the Republic of Venice. (Treasury order hereon, dated Sept. 22.)Warrants Early XXVIII. p. 8. Order Book XXXVII. p. 68.
Same for 1,000l. to Thomas, Earl of Ossory, for one year's annuity or pension as a Gentleman of the Bedchamber.Warrants Early XXVIII. p. 9.
Sir G. Downing to Mr. Downes for a copy of the commission from the Duke of York to the Commissioners for the Wine Licences and a copy of the instructions [given to said Commissioners] "that I may be the better enabled to draw one by."Out Letters General II. p. 362.
Sept. 22Treasury order for 1,000l. and 2,500l. to Sir Rob. Vyner in repayment of loan: out of the new farm of the Customs.Order Book XXXVII. p. 69.
Same for 720l. to Richard Phelipps, gent., in repayment of loan: to be registered on the Wine Act.Ibid, p. 218.
Treasury warrant to the Receipt. There yet remains unpaid to Sir Thomas Player, Chamberlain of the City of London, 1,156l. 15s. 6d. to complete the 100,000l. of the first loan from the City on the Chimney money: and according to said Player's certificate of the 5th inst. the interest of the said 100,000l. amounts to 9,891l. 16s. 2d. There is an order for 36,216l. 17s. 10d. remaining in the Receipt, whereupon tallies were levied Aug. 16 last for 31,913l., of which sum there is a remain in the office of Sir George Downing of 6,274l. 9s. 11d. This sum is to be applied as follows:— 1,156l. 15s. 6d. in full of the said 100,000l. and 5,117l. 14s. 5d. in part of the aforesaid interest of 9,891l. 16s. 2d.Warrants Early XVIII. p. 348.
Sept. 22Sir G. Downing to Sir C. Harbord to hasten the report about the Wardrobe ground in London.Out Letters General II. p. 362.
Same to Mr. Harbord for a particular of the demesnes of the manor of Mere, co. Wilts, and the park called Meere Park and the sheep walk or warren called Swincombe, with a view to a lease thereof to Mr. North: as Sir C. Harbord, the Surveyor General of Crown Lands (who was required to send to the Auditor of the Duchy of Cornwall for said particular) is out of town.Ibid.
Sept. 23Money warrant for 15,000l. to the Navy Treasurers. (Treasury order hereon, dated Sept. 26.)Warrants Early XXVIII. p. 10; Order BookXXXVII. p. 68.
Royal sign manual for 29l. 6s. 4½d. to Lord Berkeley and Sir John Duncombe for services as late Commissioners of the Ordnance; same to be as for June 24 quarter last for part of which quarter they did the duties of said office. (Money warrant, dated Sept. 26; Treasury order, dated Oct. 18.)Warrants Early XVa. p. 47; XVIII. p. 349; Order Book XXXVII. p. 103.
Royal warrant to the Attorney or Solicitor General to prepare a bill to pass the great seal containing a demise to William Bucknall and Robert Huntington of the duty of 5s. a ton on all French ships or vessels entering any port of England, Scotland [sic an erratum. Scotland could not be included in the grant], Wales or Berwick on Tweed, viz. for 10 years, commencing from the [expiry of the grant in being, which was made or commenced on the] 20th of October, 1667, which [said] term [now in being] will expire the 20th Oct., 1671: all at the annual rent of 1,200l.: (the rental of the present grant in being is 1,800l. but 600l. is allowed thereout as a deduction for the value of said duty in Ireland, "the said duty arising out of Ireland being accompted and reckoned at 600l. per an. and so much defalked yearly for the same to the present farmers in respect of a former grant thereof to Sir George Carteret yet in being") the grantees to pay thereout the sum of 600l. per an. to Sir Bernard Gascoigne (being the amount of a pension at present enjoyed by him out of the said imposition, the payment of the said pension being reckoned as payment of half their said rent of 1,200l. per an.) the Crown to convenant for a suitable defalcation or allowance in case of a prohibition of French shipping, and to allow the farmer the use of a convenient room in the Custom House the better to enable him to receive the duty and inspect the accounts of it; and the farmer to covenant that he will keep the books of accounts of all receipts and payments and once a year deliver true copies to the Treasury upon oath "that so we may be informed of the true value of this farm."Out Letters Customs I. pp. 214–6, 222.
Sept. 24Money warrant for 5,000l. to Sir John Wolstenholme, Sir John Shaw, Sir Rob. Vyner, Sir Edmond Turnor, Edward Backwell and Francis Millington, Customs Farmers, being money lent by them to His Majesty, 1668, Aug. 20, for repayment whereof they had an order assigned to them by William Legg, Lieutenant of the Ordnance, registered on the Eleven months tax, which order they have since re-assigned to Charles Twitty and George Raynton, gent., for his Majesty's use: so that no part of the said sum or any interest therefor has been yet paid to said Farmers. This warrant is made on the order of Aug. 20, supra, p. 655, signed by the Treasury Lords and remaining in the Exchequer.Warrants Early XXVIII. p. 12.
Sept. 24Money warrant for 1,000l. to the Earl of Lauderdale for one year's pension as a Gentleman of the Bedchamber.Warrants Early XXVIII. p. 13.
Same for 2,900l. to Edward Backwell, being advanced and paid by him for several jewels bought for His Majesty's use and service.Ibid.
Royal warrant to the Customs Farmers to pay 9,550l. into the Receipt in part of the 10,000l., which by the Treasury warrant of Aug. 29 said Farmers were required to pay into the Receipt on the tally struck 1665. April 29, on the late Customs Farmers: and to further pay the remaining 450l. to Francis Ligneer, as by the royal letter of Feb. 4 last. "We being informed that you have not accordingly paid the said money have hereby thought fit to signify our royal pleasure to you, and do strictly charge and command you forthwith to pay" the said sums of 9,550l. into the Exchequer and 450l. to Mrs. Ligneer as aboveIbid, XVa. p. 46.
Treasury warrant to the Clerk of the Pipe for a lease to pass the Exchequer seal of the park and demesne of the manor of Mere, co. Wilts, cum Barton, and the coney warren of Swincombe to Henry North.Ibid, XXXVII. pp. 420–1.
Prefixing:—Particular and ratal of the premises.
Same to same for same of a messuage, lands, and tenement called Halham's Court alias Long Bredy Farm, parcel of the manor of Ryme Extrinseca and the messuage or tenement called Baglake alias Dowersfield, and the closes of land called the Northground, parcel of the same manor, to Nicholas Armorer.
Ibid, pp. 422–4.
Prefixing:—ut supra.
[?]Entry of demise of the reserved rent arising from the abovesaid premises to Hartgill Baron, one of the clerks of the privy seal.Ibid, p. 425.
Sept. 26Treasury order for 394l. to the Customs Farmers as gratuity on a loan of 5,000l. to His Majesty.Order Book XXXVII. p. 69.
Treasury warrant to the Attorney General for a bill for the grant of the place of a King's waiter in London port to Hugh Bantock gent., loco Richard Clarke, lately deceased.Out Letters Customs I. p. 217.
Sept. 27Treasury orders for 19l. 11s. 4d. to Charles Wheeler, goldsmith, in repayment of loan: to be registered on the fee farms.
For 150l. to Johanna Thornhill for same, on same.
For 34l. to Judith Wetherid for same, on same.
Order Book XXXVII. p. 200.
Same for 900l., Ibid, p. 74.
3,000l.,
200l.,
2,000l. to Sir Robt. Vynor in repayment of loan: out of the new farm of the Customs.
Same for 3,000l.,Ibid, p. 70.
3,000l.,Ibid, p. 74.
and 300l. to John Colville in repayment of loan: out of the new farm of the Customs.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Farmers for the allowance of 20 tuns of wine, custom free, to Dr. Gaspar De Abrin, Envoy Extraordinary from the Prince of Portugal.Out Letters Customs II. p. 140.
Sept 27Money warrant for 1,000l. to the Earl of Berkshire as royal bounty, as by the privy seal of May 11 last.Warrants Early XXVIII p. 38.
Same for 3,000l. to the Master and Worker of the Mint: out of the coinage money.Ibid, XVIII. p. 349.
The Treasury Lords to Auditor Aldworth to receive all the rents due at Michaelmas next, in the counties of Northumberland and Durham, and archdeaconry of Richmond: as Maulger Norton has been suspended from receiving same by the Treasury warrant of 1669, August 17: said Aldworth having been similarly authorised to receive the said rents due at Michaelmas, 1669, by Treasury warrant of 1669, Sept. 21.Ibid, XXXVII. p. 426.
Privy seal for 1,095l. to William Howard, of Lincoln's Inn, being the baronet fee due from Fullwar Skipwith, of Newbold Hall, co. Warwick, by tally to be levied on said Skipwith. (Money warrant, dated Dec. 12.)Ibid, XVa. pp. 76–7; XVIII. p. 362.
The Treasury Lords to the Customs Farmers, returning to them their queries upon the late Act for a duty on wine and vinegar, together with the Attorney General's opinion thereon, for them to guide themselves by.Ibid, XXVI. pp. 19–21.
Prefixing:—Said queries with said Attorney General's opinion thereon.
Sept. 28Privy seal for 48,000l. to the Duke of York to be paid in two years by 24,000l. a year from June 24 last, in full recompense and satisfaction for two years of the great prejudice and damage sustained [by him] in the revenue arising by granting licences to sell wines by retail by reason of the Wine Act for raising 310,000l.: the sum of 20,000l. having been already ordered to him by the privy seal of June 14 last for his said damage up to June 24 last, "and wee haveing upon further consideration thought it fitt for our service to take the said revenue arising by granting licences to sell wines by retail into our own hands" and having agreed with the said Duke to pay him 24,000l. a year: this present privy seal for two year's pay thereof being made" considering that the perfecting the conveyance thereof from our said dear brother and the settling of the said compensation will necessarily require some considerable time and our said dear brother having in the mean time consented to make a deputation to such persons as wee shall nominate to be our commissioners for the managing and receiving the profits of the said revenue from the said 24th of June last."Ibid, XVa. pp. 52–3.
Sept. 29Treasury warrant to John Russell, purveyor of the Navy, and to the Surveyor General of Woods beyond Trent, &c., for the felling of 4,000 trees in Sherwood Forest for the building of two frigates for His Majesty's service; in accordance with a proposal offered to the Privy Council on the 14th inst. by the Duke of York; which was accordingly so ordered by the Privy Council to be done according to an estimate to be made to the Treasury Lords by the principal officers and Commissioners of the Navy, which said estimate has so been made accordingly.Ibid, XXXVII. pp. 435–6.
Sept. 30Treasury order for 1,000l. to Lord Arlington for repayment of loan: to be registered on the imposition on salt, and for 225l. 13s. 6d. to same for same: to be registered on the alum farm.Order Book XXXVII. pp. 387, 439.
Sept. 30Treasury order for 934l. to Isaack Meynell in repayment of loan: out of the new farm of the Customs.Order Book XXXVII, p. 69.
The like for 300l. and 200l. to Mr. MeynellIbid. p. 70.
Privy seal authorising Sir Ste. Fox to pay 1,120l. per month of 28 days or 14,560l per an. for the 200 recruits which by a late establishment signed by the King, the Secretary of State, and two of the Treasury Lords, have been appointed to be added to the three troops of Horse Guards from June 17 last to complete the numbers at which they were first established, that is to say 100 recruits to the King's own troop of Horse Guards, under the command of the Duke of Monomouth, with 4s. a day each as pay, 50 recruits to the Queen's troop and 50 to the Duke of York's troop: and further authorising, as by a similarly signed establishment, an additional pay from Jan. 7 last, of 10s. a day to the Secretary of the Forces over and above 10s. a day allowed by the establishment commenceing 1668. Sept. 26: and the like authorisation by a similarly signed establishment of the additional pay of 7s. a day to Lieut-Col. Sir Charles Wheeler, from July 29 last: also for the payment of 431l. 4s. 0d. arrears due to said Wheeler for the pay of 7s. a day from 1666–7, Mar. 17 to 1670, July 30: also for an imprest of 20,000l. to Sir Ste. Fox for payment of interest for moneys taken up by him for payment of the forces. (See infra, Oct. 24 p. 675.)Warrants Early XVa. pp. 66–8.
Warrant for a privy seal for registering the navy debtsIbid, p. 42.