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December 1660

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'Entry Book: December 1660', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 1: 1660-1667 (1904), pp. 96-112. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=80012 Date accessed: 20 April 2014. Add to my bookshelf


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December 1660

Date.Nature and Substance of the Entry.Reference.
Dec. 1Money warrant for 1,000l. to the Duke of Albemarle, Master of the Horse, as an imprest for buying horses for His Majesty's service.Early Entry Book II. p. 39.
Dec. 3Treasurer Southampton's warrant to Sir Edmond Sawyer, Auditor of the county of Bedford, for a particular of the office of collector of the rents of the late monasteries of Caldwell, Everton and others and divers charities in the said county: all as formerly held by Arnold Spencer, gent., deceased.Ibid, p. 47.
Same to the King's Remembrancer in the Exchequer for a particular of the lands of Edward Badghett as certified by an inquisition upon an outlawry at the suit of Thomas Loringe, gent.Ibid, p. 48.
Same to the Clerk of the Pipe, Foreign Apposer, Clerk of the Estreats, Clerk of the Nichells, and all others concerned, to certify what issues of jurors have been paid into the Receipt by sheriffs upon the remainder of their accompts for the last half year from Lady Day to Michaelmas last, as also how much has been set over to the Queen by virtue of her charter: also to make the like certificate hereafter from time to time "as you shalbe reasonably desired on the behalfe of the Lord Viscount Brouncker to doe the same."Ibid, p. 42.
Same to Edward Nicholas, Esq., Receiver General of Fines for Compositions of Alienations, to pay the bill of charges (salaries and incidents) for the Office of Alienations in Easter, Trinity and Michaelmas Terms, 12 Charles II.Ibid, pp. 40–42.
Prefixing:—Said bills for each of said Terms.
Same to Sir Thomas Fanshaw, King's Remembrancer of the Exchequer Court, for a particular of the lands and estate of Robert Cunde, in co Salop, as found on an inquisition upon an outlawry at the suit of Dorothy Coates, spinster.Ibid, p 43.
Same to Sir Robert Pye, &c., for a tally to discharge the Baronet fee of 1,095l. due from William Willoughby, of Willoughby, co. Notts.Ibid
Same to Edward Howard, Esq, of Ustchefold, co. Wilts, to charge such persons as shall deny to discover the valuables and chattels lately appertaining to Gregory Clements lately executed for the murder of the late King: and if they will not discover same then to return their names with proof of fact in order to Exchequer process thereon: further to inventory all goods of said Clements found and seized by himself.Ibid, p. 44.
Money warrant for 100l. to Thomas Ross: as by the Royal letters patent of the 6th ult.Ibid, p. 45.
Treasurer Southampton's warrant to the Customs Commissioners to deliver to Robert Browne, merchant denizen, 14 tons of whale oil shipped by his correspondent, Hugh Fitz, from Amsterdam to London on the ship "Mackerell."Ibid, VIII. p. 129.
[?]Same to Sir Charles Harbord, Surveyor General of Lands, for a particular of tithes of certain extra parochial lands in the forests of Bruton, Neroche and Frome Selwood, co. Somerset, (excepting the tithes of 800 acres within the said forest of Bruton) of which Amos Isaack, of Frenchay, co. Gloucester, prays a lease.Ibid, II. p. 42.
Prefixing:—Said Surveyor General's report on said Isaack's petition for same.
Dec. 4Treasurer Southampton's fiat for letters patent to appoint Robert Winter comptroller of Customs in Berwick port, loco William Durie.Early Entry Book, VIII. p. 130.
Money warrant for 214l. 3s. 5d. to Hugh May, Paymaster of Works, for the reparation of St. James's House betwixt 1659–60, January and 1660, April.Ibid, II. p. 50.
Treasurer Southampton's warrant to the officers of the Receipt concerned, to levy a tally for the discharge of the Baronet fee of 1,095l. due from Sir Thomas Foote.Ibid, pp. 50, 56.
Same to same for same in the case of Thomas Bennett, of Babraham, co. Cambridge.Ibid, p. 51.
Dec. 5Same to the [Clerk of the Pipe] for a lease of the tithes of the forest of Bruton, Neroche and Frome Selwood, co. Somerset, to Amos Isaack.Ibid, p. 58.
Prefixing:—Constat and ratal of the premises by the Surveyor General of Lands.
Treasurer Southampton to the Attorney General to consider the case of Edmond Chapman in the matter of the fine set on him in 1652 for delinquency.Ibid, p. 52.
Same to Mr. Russell, late deputy Receiver of Alienations. "According to the usuall course of making the precedent vacation to be accomptable in the subsequent terme I require yow not to faile to pay the vacation of Hillary last unto Edward Nicholas, Esq., Receiver of His Majesty's Revenues for Alienations, that he may account for the same in Easter Term following."Ibid, p. 63.
Dec. 6Report to Treasurer Southampton from the Attorney General on the state of accompt of Sir William Waller, farmer of the Prizage Wines, for the yearly rent of 500l. payable by him, viz.: for eight whole years. Conceives that Waller is not to be charged with the arrears of the rent, and that he is to be allowed for the customs which have been taken for the prizage, by way of defalcation of the rent for the time past, and is not to pay custom for the future by the late act of tunnage and poundage. But finds no cause to allow him any abatement for taxes.Ibid, VI. pp. 46, 50.
Followed by:—Southampton's warrant to Auditor Beale to proceed in preparing said account. "Pray proceed in Sir William Waller's accounts and prepare them for me, disallowing the taxes both as myselfe and Mr. Attorney have thought fitt."
Money warrant for 492l. 3s. 6d. to William Baber, gunpowder maker, in full of his demand of 532l. 3s. 6d. for mills and utensils for making salt petre according to the certificate presented by Gabriel Hippesley and Edward Maning [Manning] to the Privy Council at Oxford, Baber having only received 40l. on the royal warrant for the whole amount dated 1644, Dec. 24.Ibid, p. 79; II. p. 107.
Same for 400l. to Sir Charles Cottrell, Master of the Ceremonies, for a present for M. de Ruvigny.Ibid, II. p. 106.
Dec. 6Treasurer Southampton's warrant to Sir Robert Croke, Clerk of the Pipe, to make a grant of the following offices to John Lowther, with the several fees, detailed, viz.: Steward of the lands, &c., called Richmond Lands, parcel of the barony of Kendal, co. Westmorland, Clerk of the Courts of said lands, and Steward of several lands called Marquess Lands, parcel of the same barony.Early Entry Book II. p. 68.
Same to Sir Joseph Seymour, Auditor of co. Northampton, or to William Chislett his deputy, to give allowance to John Strike and Augustin Harper woodwards for the sale of several coppices in Whittlewood and Salcey Forest, co. Northampton) of 60l. being rangers' and keepers' fees for 1½ years to 1660, Sept. 29.Ibid, p. 61.
Dec. 7Report to the King from Treasurer Southampton on the petition of Robert Lord Mandeville for the debt of 5,000l. due to his grandfather from the late King, and praying for a grant of the manor of Staughton Magna, co. Hunt. "I can make your Majesty use other retorne then that I hope if your Majesty be at any time able to pay debts of this nature which are very just because loanes, yet the Crowne will not be demanded interest, the revenue having bin soe long and so totally seized on. And the debts of this nature I have recomended to the consideracon of the two Houses as his late Majesties debts and what will lye incumbent on your Majesty if they provide not for it. For the manor of Staughton Magna in Huntingtonshire lying soe neere the peticoners chiefe barony, forfeited by Collonell Manton, till the act of attainder be past it is not legally your Majestys. When it is past your Majestie knowes your intention to the Duke of York. Yet for the petitioner to become tenant to it for a lease I humbly conceive may be convenient, and then by your Majestys or his Royal Highness' officers he may be treated with as you thinke best and upon moderate termes or during the suspence have the custody of it."Ibid, VI. p. 49.
Treasurer Southampton to Sir Charles Harbord, Surveyor General of Lands, forwarding a copy of the King's warrant concerning the Earl of Portland's lease of the park or manor of Berkhampstead, co. Herts.Ibid, II. p. 62.
Appending:—Said warrant.
Money warrant for 100l. to Capt. James Smith as Royal bounty for his faithful services.Ibid, p. 68.
Treasurer Southampton's warrant to Auditor Brinley for a particular of the office of bailiff and collector of the rents, &c., of divers manors, lands, &c., in the county of York, some time belonging to the Priories of Trinitys, Clementhorpe, Helaugh and others: said office having been formerly granted to Robert Boltwood, now deceased.Ibid, p. 59.
Same to same for same of the office of collector of the rents of the monasteries of Roche, Monk Bretton, Hamphall, Felley, Blyth, Worksop, Brancliff, and of divers ohantries in Wakefield, Normanton, Tadoaster et al. co. Yorks: said office having been formerly granted to Cotton Horne: "certifieing withall what you shall think fitt to be considered in making a new grant of the said office."Ibid, p. 60.
Dec. 7Treasurer Southampton's warrant to Sir Jeffrey Palmer, Attorney General, to prepare a grant to pass the Great Seal, of the Coinage or Coinage Customs and duties of tin in Cornwall, Devon, and England and Wales, together with all duties, payments, issues, profits, &c., and all other benefits, &c. arising to the King by reason or means of the said Coinage or Coinage Custom, or duty of all tin in the places aforesaid; and also the duty usually known by the name of the Great Duty: all to Christopher Bellott and Samuel Ennys for 10 years from Xmas next, at the yearly rental of 2,000l. in as large and ample manner as the King's Majesty &c. might have the same: to be exercised by them or their deputies, their factors or agents, &c. Their rent to be paid into the Receipt at Westminster or to the Receiver General of the county.Early Entry Book II. pp. 57–8.
Same to Sir Robert Crooke for a grant to Richard Tolson of the office of Steward and Keeper of Courts of the manor of Ennerdale, co. Cumberland: with the fee of 40s. per an.Ibid, p. 58.
Dec. 8Report to the King from Treasurer Southampton on the petition of Martin de Rous, Alderman of Rotterdam, for the payment of 11,645 guilders with interest since 1650 at 5 per cent. Advises that debts of this nature may be considered by Mr. Secretary Nicholas or the Lord Chamberlain, "who had the honnor to waite on you abroad and who were acquainted with the transactions there."Ibid, VI. p. 48.
Same to same from same on the petition of Major Gen. George Schwengle, "who setts downe how he provided armes and ammunicion for your Majesty's service by your command whilst you were abroad which armes I finde were never delivered but remaine still at Dunkirk and Lubeck."Ibid.
Same to same from same on the petition of the Duchess of Richmond, concerning the honor and manor of Grafton, on which the Duchess of Hamilton has the like pretence.Ibid, pp. 48–9.
Treasurer Southampton's warrant to the officers of the Exchequer concerned, to levy tallies purporting the payment of 2,275l. by the Earl of Berkshire for the farm of the Post Fines; according to the tenour of the letters patent of grant of same bearing date 1640–1, Jan. 13.Ibid, II. p. 59.
The like warrant for the [farm of the] issues of jurors granted by letters patent of 1640, April 30, to Sir William Bronker [Brouncker], under the yearly rent of 1,000l.Ibid.
Treasurer Southampton's warrant to the Customs Commissioners for discharge of a seizure of cambrics consigned to William Prickman from Dunkirk in the vessel of David Couppe.Ibid, VIII. pp. 131–2.
Same to same for same of kerseys shipped on the "Imployment," of Hull, by George, Ramsden, merchant, and wrongly entered by his factor Thomas Walker.Ibid, pp. 132–3.
Dec. 10Entry of a royal warrant for a grant to be made to Richard Lane of all the advantage which shall accrue to the King by the leases, forfeited by treason, held by Thomas and James Challoner in the manor and parsonage of Steeple Claydon, co. Bucks, and by Symon Mayne, in the parsonage of Haddenham cum Cuddington, co. Bucks.Ibid, VI. p. 80.
Dec. 10Money warrant for 100l. per an. to pay Sir Allen Apsley, Master of the Hawks, for liveries for His Majesty's falooners.Early Entry Book II. p. 69.
Same for 200l. to same for the entertainment of four falconers for His Majesty's crow hawks at 50l. each; and 600l. for provision of hawks for His Majesty's service and sport of all kinds.Ibid, pp. 69–70.
Same for the fee of 16d. per diem to same as by the letters patent under the Great Seal of 1660, Sept. 13 whereby the office of custody and keeping of His Majesty's new erected warren called Wilbraham Bushes betwixt Newmarket and Shelford, co. Cambridge, and the office of keeping of His Majesty's game of all sorts within ten miles compass of the same, were granted to said Apsley with the said fee.Ibid, p. 70.
Same for the allowance to same of 30l. per mensem for himself and 10s. per diem for meat for the hawks: in accordance with the letters patent of 1660, July 4, which granted to said Apsley the office of Master, Surveyor and Keeper of His Majesty's Hawks.Ibid, pp. 70–1.
Treasurer Southampton's warrant to Sir Robert Pye, &c., to levy a tally to discharge George Wynn, of Nostell, co. York, of the baronet fee of 1,095l.Ibid, p. 65.
Treasurer Southampton to the Lord Mayor of London and Court of Aldermen. "Sir Geo. Benyon being His Majesties receiver general at the beginning of the late troubles for the counties of Northampton and some other counties (which office he still executes) complains that in the year 1642 most of his records, books of accompt and other writings concerning His Majesties revenue were seized and taken away (with his other goods) out of his house in Cheapside by order from the then Lord Mayor and Court of Aldermen." Therefore desires the finding out and the return to the Lord Treasurer of all such records, &c., within the said Benyon's receipt in order to enable said Benyon to pass his accounts and execute his office.Ibid, p. 66.
Dec. 11Treasurer Southampton's warrant to Sir Joseph Seymour, auditor for the county of Cumberland, for a particular of the office of clerkship of His Majesty's manor of Holme Cultram, co. Cumberland.Ibid, p. 65.
Treasurer Southampton to the Attorney General and the Surveyor General of Lands to execute a royal warrant ut infra.Ibid, pp. 22–3.
Appending:—Royal warrant dated 1660, Dec. 10, for Sir George Carterett, now Vice-Chamberlain of the Household, to be put into immediate possession of the manor of Leeham, co. Devon, and the manor or lordship of Pengelly, co. Cornwall, so as thereby to take the benefit of the grant by royal letters patent dated at Castle Elizabeth in the Isle of Jersey, 1649, Dec. 26, which granted same to be held from 1653, March 26, if before that date the King should not have repaid him 4,000l. in part of a debt due to said Carteret from the King as set out in the said letters patent, which said loan has not been so repaid.
Dec. 12Report to the King from Treasurer Southampton on the petition of Johanna Tomlinson for a lease of Widcombe farm, co. Somerset.Ibid, VI. p. 50.
Dec. 12Report to the King from Treasurer Southampton on the petition of Elizabeth Cogniett, concerning the late Earl of Carlisle's annuity of 3,000l. out of the Customs, subsequently assigned in part to Philip Burlamachi, a debtor of petitioner's husband. "In what condicion your Majesties Exchequer is at present I need not lay before you and how unable we are to have any affections upon pensions, the arrears whereof would be to vast to be considered if calculated and if they be begun in one case they soone will make a way in others."Early Entry Book, VI. p. 52.
Treasurer Southampton's warrant to Dr. Walker to assist the agents of the Earl of Crawford in the bringing in the moneys due from persons indebted to the Crown for prize money, the King having directed certain of the said sums to the Earl of Crawford-Lindsay, and Lady Bellenden.Ibid, II. pp. 91–2
Prefixing:—A list of persons indebted to the King by the sale of prize goods, and of the amounts due;
Report to the King from Treasurer Southampton on the petition of Sir Francis Mackworth for the estate (viz. the farm of Margaret Overton in Rutlandshire) of one Thomas Waites now most justly attainted of treason. Conceives that such forfeited estates when vested in the King are intended for the Duke of York.Ibid, p. 67.
Treasurer Southampton's warrant for the release of French wines belonging to James Johnson, merchant, and sent by him from Yarmouth to London by transire.Ibid, VIII. p. 140.
Dec. 13Report to the King from Treasurer Southampton on the petition of Sir Philip Carteret, senr. of St. Ouen, Jersey, for 1,600 crowns disbursed by way of composition money, being paid for his loyalty and yet unacoounted for in the hands that collected it.Ibid, VI. p. 51.
Money warrant for 3,511l. to Sir George Carterett, Treasurer of the Navy, for the charge of provisions to be sent to the garrison of Dunkirk, and 180l. for the transportation thereof.Ibid, II. p. 72.
Sir P. Warwick to the Attorney General, to observe the rule laid down by the royal sign manual to the Lord Treasurer, viz. that no stewardships be granted but during the King's pleasure, "which you know how it was observed in my Lord Hawley's grant." Having inquired from the auditor concerned whether these many stewardships be yet useful or their fees not extinot, it is certified that all are so [useful] except the Constableship of Carmarthen, the Castle whereof is now demolished: therefore the Lord Treasurer thinks fit that the warrant be observed in all the rest, his Lordship conceiving that "if Mr. Vaughan have any such grant as is believed my Lord [Viscount] Hereford will give you the knowledge of it."Ibid, p. 78.
Appending:—Auditor William Hill's certificate, dated 1660, Dec. 6. "The Castle of Carmarthen being now quite demolished I conceive the Constableship thereof to be unnecessary. The stewardships of the several manors within the counties of Carmarthen and Cardigan I conceive necessary to be continued but whether any of them be already granted or not I cannot certifie of my owne knowledge but have heard that Mr. Jo. Vaughan of Trescoed in the county of Cardigan hath lately passed a grant of the stewardship of those manors in that county."
Dec. 13Treasurer Southampton's warrant to the Surveyor General of Lands for a grant to Henry Hendy of a tenement in the manor of West Anthony.Early Entry Book II. p. 80–1
Prefixing:—Said Surveyor's report on Hendy's petition.
Same to the officers of the Receipt concerned to continue to levy tallies of assignment in Michaelmas Term of every year for sums amounting in the whole to 3,064l. 19s. 11d. on the farmers and collectors of the Customs for the services and expenses of the Great Wardrobe: all in accordance with the tenour of an Act of Parliament in that behalf.Ibid, p. 82.
Treasurer Southampton to his Excellency the Ambassador of the Queen of Sweden. Thanks him for the sight of so illustrious a Princess as the Queen his mistress "whose aire of her countenance speakes the greatness of her mind." Assures him that he is treated with the same civility as any other ambassador, "and from hence I must begg this freedome (because I am to move by rules) to acquaint you that from the Master of His Majesty's ceremonies I find your Honour is ranked with Residents."Ibid, VIII. p. 135.
Treasurer Southampton's warrant to the Customs Commissioners to pay to Prince Rupert the yearly rents 20l. and 40l. granted by Charles I. to said Prince, 1643–4, Jan. 24, on his creation as Earl of Holdernesse and Duke of Cumberland.Ibid, pp. 136–7.
Same to the Exchequer to pay same the pension of 4,000l. per an. as by the royal letters patent of 1660, November 23.Ibid, pp. 137–8.
Dec 14Report to the King from Treasurer Southampton concerning the true state and value of the 10,000 acres belonging to the King in the Great Level of the fens and concerning Lord Belasye's offer for same ("under whose name I find my Lord [Earl of] Ossory's and other noblemen's pretence").Ibid, VI. pp. 53–4.
Prefixing:—The Surveyor General's report on same of date 1660, Dec. 5.
[Treasurer Southampton's] warrant to the Clerk of the Pipe for a grant of the office of Clerk of Courts of the Lordship of Holme Cultram, co. Cumberland, to Anthony Senhouse.Ibid, p. 54.
Report to the King from Treasurer Southampton on the petition of George Barker (avoner to the King when a Prince and underkeeper of Richmond Palace) and of Edward Villars touching the custody houses, parcel of Richmond House.Ibid, pp. 56–8.
Prefixing:—Report by the Surveyor General of Lands on Barker's claim. Said report details the several (many) particular houses, garden, orchards and yards, which out of the ruins of the said Richmond House or Palace are raised, severed and enjoyed by several persons: the said particular items comprising 27 inhabited houses or tenements or buildings, the chapel ground, the conduit, various parcels of ground and a ruined building called the Friars.
Treasurer Southampton's warrant to the Clerk of the Signet for a bill for 256l. 19s. 0d. to Hugh May, Paymaster of the Works, for the reparation of the three lodges of Hampton Court Park.Ibid, p. 58.
Same to Sir Robert Pye for the issue of 100l. to Henry Earl of St. Albans as imprest.Ibid, II. p. 73.
Dec. 14Treasurer Southampton's warrant to Sir Jeffry Palmer, Attorney General, for a bill to grant to Henry Darcy a lease for 41 years of the farm of the park called New Park, co. Yorks.Early Entry Book II. p. 74.
Prefixing:—Surveyor General's constat and ratal.
Same to the officers of the Receipt concerned, to levy a tally to discharge the baronet fee of 1,095l. due from Thomas Mainwaring, of Over Peover, co. Chester.Ibid, p. 75.
Same to the Clerk of the Signet attending, for a Privy Seal to grant to the Bishop of Winchester permission to pay his first fruits by four yearly instalments and upon his own security.Ibid.
Same to the Clerk of the Pipe to pursue the advice of the Barons of the Exchequer as below, and to make no certificate to the Serjeant at Arms against those sheriffs that perform what is directed therein, and that in tendering the accompts of the sheriffs no undersheriff or solicitor is to demand other allowance than is allowed in the said advice of said Barons.Ibid. pp. 76–7.
Prefixing:—Report to Treasurer Southampton from the Barons of the Exchequer on the petition to said Treasurer from Thomas Hart, undersheriff for co. Berks, for the year ended 1659. Sept. 29, on behalf of all the undersheriffs of England for the same year and some few for the preceding year. On two several days have heard Sir Robert Heward, counsel for the Earl of Berkshire, Farmer of Post Fines, and also counsel for the said undersheriffs: and upon reading the supposed temporary act passed 1648–9, Feb. 15, for allowances to sheriffs upon passing their accounts, and also a temporary act made in 1656 for allowances for the apprehending of felons, and also a clause in the act of free and general pardon passed in the present Parliament, and also a clause in the patent of the said Earl of Berkshire concerning defalcations to be made unto him out of the rent reserved by the said patent for what shall be pardoned by any general pardon: certify their opinions as follows:—(1) That anciently there were no fees allowed to sheriffs for passing their accounts, but the same were passed at their own charge. (2) Conceive it reasonable that sheriffs' disbursements made before 1659. Sept. 29, by order of the Judges and Justices for apprehending of felons should be allowed in their accounts for the year 1659. (3) Also that they be allowed fees in the respective offices of the Exchequer Court on their respective opposals if paid in Michaelmas and Hilary term, 1659. (4) The said sheriffs not to be allowed any other fees upon the finishing or passing their accompts, or for being cast out of Court. (5) The Clerk of the Pipe to make an estimate of every sheriff's debit, which they are to pay into the Receipt before the general sealing day of this last term, which is appointed to be on Saturday sevennight, and that such of the said sheriffs as shall so pay in the said debit or else be in surplusage are to have day over for the passing of their respective accounts until the next Hilary term. (6) The said allowances to sheriffs for their opposals or for apprehending felons will make a defalcation out of the rent reserved on the Earl of Berkshire's patent or on some other part of the revenue.
Dec. 14Treasurer Southampton's warrant to the Clerk of the Pipe for a grant to Lancelott Walker of the following offices, viz., bailiff and collector of the manor of Holme Cultram, co. Cumberland; same of parcel of the late monastery of Fountains, and forrester, bailiff and collector of the monastery of Holme Cultram.Early Entry Book III. p. 80.
Prefixing:—Particulars of said offices.
Report to the King from Lord Treasurer Southampton on the petition of Mrs. Bray for certain lands and for a pension of 500l. a year as widow of a Groom of the Bedchamber. The lands have been assigned elsewhere, and there seems no reason for the pension claimed. "I beseech your Majesty that I were not acquainted with the merrits of persons [and] may not have referred to me, which is now usually done, what is fit to be allowed to pretenders, but that when your Majesty have judged their merrits which Mr. Secretaries have better opportunities to examine them than myself I may obey you in making payment unto them of what you in your wisdom proportion to them."Ibid, II. p. 81.
Treasurer Southampton's warrant to the Clerk of the Pipe for a lease to Samuel Spry, gent., of a messuage called Lantmiran in the parish of St. Anthony and manor of Porthea Prior and of a tenement in St. Ives, parcel of said manor, parcel of the Duchy of Cornwall.Ibid, p. 84.
Prefixing:—Particular and Surveyor General's ratal.
Same for the issue of 3,516l. 4s. 7d. to William Legg, Lieut. of the Ordnance, viz., imprest for ammunition for Dunkirk and Jamaica.Ibid, XIV. p. 8.
Same for payment of the various fees, &c., detailed, to Edward Strange for the keeping of Hurst Castle, co. Southampton.Ibid, p. 9.
Same for the release of tapestry belonging to Mary Lambert Russell, seized as being wrought with some silk and entered short.Ibid, VIII. p. 139.
Dec. 15Report to the King from Treasurer Southampton concerning the messuage called Southcott, in Reading, co. Berks, and the lease of same, which the King intends for Martyn Tutchett.Ibid, VI. p. 55.
Treasurer Southampton's warrant to the Surveyor General of Lands concerning the ratal of a water corn mill, &c., part of the manor of Tinten, parcel of the Duchy of Cornwall. of which William Sprye, of Blieland, prays to be admitted tenant.Ibid, p. 63.
Prefixing:—Said Surveyor's report on said Sprye's petition for same.
Same to the Clerk of the Pipe for a lease to Peter Edwards of nine shops under the Court house at Wrexham.Ibid, II. p. 89.
Prefixing:—Surveyor General's memorandum on the particular of said premises.
Same to the masters and owners of blowing houses and all and every tinner and adventurer for tin in the counties of Cornwall and Devon; to pay from 1660, Dec. 24, to Christopher Bellot and Samuel Ennys the Coinage Duty of tin due to His Majesty, as heretofore paid to Sir Job Harby and other the late farmers of tin, "and that according to the Stannary Custome in the said counties you bring or cause to be brought all your tynn which from and after the 24th day of this present month shalbe blowne in the several blowing houses within the said counties unto the Stannary Towns and Coinage Halls as heretofore hath bin accustomed that it may be assayed, weighed, and coyned as heretofore hath been used and accustomed": His Majesty having granted to the said Bellot and Ennys for certain years and at a certain rent his coinage duty of tin and great duty for post coinage in the said counties from said date.Ibid, p. 90.
Dec. 15Treasurer Southampton's warrant for the issue of 300l. to Sir Lionell Tolmash, as imprest for repairs in New Park, near Richmond.Early Entry Book, XIV. p. 9.
Same for a Privy Seal for 200l. to Thomas Lee, for disbursements, &c., in the late proceedings against the persons condemned for the murder of the late King.Ibid, p. 10.
[?]Same to the Surveyor General of Lands for a constat of certain premises, viz. ground called the Prince's meadows and a wharf called the city wharf and an osier bed adjoining, being part of the demesne lands of the manor of Kennington near Lambeth and parcel of the Duchy of Cornwall; all with a view to a lease thereof to Edward Arundell, gent., servant to the Honble. Henry Howard, of Arundell House.Ibid, II. pp. 86–8.
Prefixing:—Said Surveyor's report on said Arundell's petition for same. Said report details the various petitions for the same premises and the various present possessors and states thereof, e g., the Prince's meadows in the possession of divers people, detailed, on the south side of the Thames wall or bank, the house and wharf erected on the North side of the said bank, and the wharves and wash grounds along by the Thames side in the possession of several people, detailed. "One wharfe and certain howses thereupon erected now in the possession of Griffith Kent ... Queen Elizabeth her old Barge House was thereon built ... I find three barge howses lately erected upon part of the said wast ground next the Thames, one for the Lord Mayor's use, another for the Merchant Taylors Company, and another for the wood mongers."
Dec. 16Same to the Clerk of the Pipe for a grant to Sir Robert Binlose, of the office of Steward of the manor of Warton, co. Lanes.Ibid. p. 85.
Treasurer Southampton's warrant, dormant, for 200l. per an. to George Hudson, as one of the King's musicians in ordinary from St. John Baptist lastIbid, XIV. p. 8.
Dec. 17Same to Richard Greene, woodward of Clarendon Park, to fence and preserve all the coppices and young underwood of said park, particularly the Cannon Coppice, Long Coppice and Warner's Coppice, Coverill Coppice, Sheriff's Wood Coppice: all in view of the King's intention to repark the said park and to stock it with deer.Ibid, VI. pp. 61–2.
Same to the Surveyor General of Lands for a further constat in order to a lease to Viscount Moore of all the rest of the demesnes of the manor of Kennington (His Majesty having granted the Prince's meadows and all the wharves and buildings upon the same in such manner as is expressed in the certificate of the Surveyor General upon Mr. Arundel's petition).Ibid. pp. 59–61.
Prefixing:—Report of the Surveyor General of Lands on said Viscount Moore's petition for a grant of said manor, said report detailing the various petitions for said manor (viz., from George Kirke, Viscount Moore, Countess of Chesterfield, James Burke, Edward Arundell, Col. Jeffrey Shackerly and Dr. William Quartermaine), and further the valuation of the demesnes of said manor, the wharf, barge houses, &c., &c.
Dec. 17Treasurer Southampton to the Surveyor General of Lands to improve the rent and abate the fine on the lease of the lands, parcel of the manor of Leigh Durant, co. Cornwall, petitioned for by William Garrett. citizen of London.Early Entry Book II. pp. 93–4.
Prefixing:—Said Surveyor's report on said Garrett's petition for same.
Treasurer Southampton's warrant to Auditor Kinnesman for a particular of the office of bailiff and collector of the chantry rents in the county of Somerset, as formerly granted to Thomas Brookes, deceased.Ibid, p. 95.
Same to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands for a ratal of certain premises unspecified in which Thomas Axford, of St. Germans, gentleman, prays to compound for a third life.Ibid, VI. p. 70.
Prefixing:—Said Surveyor's report on said Axford's petition.
Same to same for a constat of His Majesty's 10 000 acres in the fens assigned to the King by agreement out of the great level with a view to a lease thereof to Lord Belasyse.Ibid, II. pp. 96–7.
Appending:—Royal warrant of the 15th inst. for said lease, "Wee must retract what we wrought to you yesterday in favour of ... the Earl of Derby, there being a former engagement upon us for the same thing to the Lord Belasyse and others, who offer us 1,500l. per an," the said rent being more than half the improved value of those lands.
Same to Richard Godfrey to execute his office of customer of Lynn Regis, co. Norfolk.Ibid, VIII. p. 141.
Dec 18Same to the Surveyor General of Lands forwarding a copy of the royal warrant for putting Viscount Mandeville in possession of those lands belonging to Col. Wanton, of the manor of Staughton Magna: all for a ratal of said lands.Ibid, II. p. 92.
Same to same to confer with the Attorney General about the putting of Sir George Strode and Mr Wansford (Wandesford) into possession of the lands belonging to Marybone, lately in possession of Harrison lately executed, and others.Ibid, VI. pp. 71–4.
Prefixing:—(1) Surveyor General's report on the several interests and pretences of the purchasers and tenants, detailed in Marybone Park. (2) An account of the grant of said lands to said Strode and Wandesford by the late King, 1643–4, Feb. 20, as security for payment of arrears stated, of money owing to them from the King for gunpowder, arms and ammunition.
Dec. 19Same to same for a particular of the manor of Chelsmore alias Childsmore with Coventry Park, &c., for a lease of which Sir Robert Townshend petitions.Ibid, p. 77.
Money warrant for 100l. to Michael Mollins, gent., for his great sufferings and the damage to his estate about Wallingford, whilst that was a garrison.Ibid, II. p. 101.
Dec. 19Letters patent for the issue of 2,000l. to the Privy PurseEarly Entry Book XIV p. 6.
Treasurer Southampton's warrant for 30l to Joane Winder, relict of George Winder, one of the late King's messengers.Ibid. p. 11.
[?]Same for 300l. to Cornelius Vermuyden without account for His Majesty's adventure into Africa.Ibid.
Dec. 20Same to the Attorney General for remittance to Sir Vivian Molineux, of the fine of 230l. set on a grant to him of a messuage called Coldstaple and Chesworth Lodge, co. Sussex.Ibid, VI. p. 74.
Same to the Surveyor General of Lands for a survey and valuation of the manor of Hockham and Wilton, co. Norfk., late part of the possessions of William Heveningham.Ibid, p. 75.
Report to the King from Treasurer Southampton on the petition of George, Bishop of Worcester for the remainder of an estate held of the Bishop of Worcester by Isaac Penington, late Alderman of London, being forfeited by him, viz.: certain tenements in Whitefriars.Ibid.
Money warrant for the issue of 2,000l. to Sir Edward Griffin, Treasurer of His Majesty's Chamber, as imprest for the service of the Household.Ibid, XIV. p. 10.
Same for 200l. to Peter Plancey, Apothecary to the Queen, for his extraordinary care and diligence in attendance on Her Majesty and for satisfaction of such physicall medicines as were furnished by him for the prescriptions of her physicians during her abode in France.Ibid, p. 11.
[?]Same for 50l. to Conquest Piggott for services done to the late King by Walter Piggot, deceased.Ibid, p. 10.
Same for 100l. to Elizabeth Pott, widow to Thomas Pott, late Master of the Harriers, in consideration of the grant of 300l. per an. made to her by the late King by letters patent of 1643, Dec. 18.Ibid.
Dec. 21Report to the King from the Earl of Southampton on the petition, prefixed in abstract, from Sir Joseph Wolstenholme, on reference from the King of Oct. 19 last, said petition setting forth that in 1641 petitioner lent his credit for the speedy raising of 100,000l. for the disbanding of the Scotch Army then in the North, and being sued by the creditors for payment petitioner's son was forced to sell the estate settled on him in marriage, and amongst the rest a messuage or tenement in Seething Lane, London, to Oliver Cromwell for 2,400l., and other lands at Redriff, in Surrey, to Thomas Pride, deceased. for 8,200l. which said estates being now escheated for treason petitioner prays restoration to same in view of his old claim on the Crown for 12,000l. lent to the late King ever since 1642: his claim against the Crown to be diminished by the amounts paid by said Cromwell and Pride for said purchases. Finds that petitioner's pretence is very fair, "and yet I cannot wholly comply with it in respect the lands being an escheat they are designed for His Royal Highness [the Duke of York] and in respect I conceive it fits not totally to alien from the Crown upon any pretences these escheats." Proposes a lease to petitioner of said estates, and that petitioner's claim on the Crown be proportionably diminished.Ibid, II. pp. 102–3.
Dec. 21Report to the King from the Earl of Southampton on the petition, prefixed in abstract, from Sir John Norwich, Kt. and Bart., for a lease of land lying in Grafton, Hartwell and Aston in view of his services "by virtue of your Majesty's commission in order to your restoration and having engaged himselfe for the quarters of six troopes in Northamptonshire." Finds that the lands petitioned for are mortgaged to Dr. Duck's executors, and are by warrant from the late King pretended unto by the Duchess of Richmond.Early Entry Book II. p. 104.
Money warrant for 50l. to Katherine and Mary Fisher in consideration of the arrears due on the annuity or pension of 100l. per an. granted to their father Edmund Fisher, gent., deceased, by letters patent of 1639–40, March 13.Ibid, XIV. p. 12.
Same for 1,400l. to Daniell Oneale, Esq., being so much owing to His. Majesty by Samuel Bond in arrear upon his accompt in the Alienation Office.Ibid.
Same for 5,000l. to Dorothy Seymour (Seymer) for moneys lent to the late King.Ibid, p. 13.
Same, dormant, for the fee of 12 pence and 18 pence a day to Humphry Weld, appointed by letters patent of Sept. 19 last Captain or Keeper of the Castle of Sandsfoot, co. Dorset, and eighteen pence a day for the wages of three men.Ibid. p. 14.
Same for certain fees, detailed, to same as Lieutenant of the Isle and Captain of the Castle of Portland, viz., for a head porter and under porter, six gunners and five soldiers.Ibid.
Followed by:—Certificate from the Attorney General dated 1660–1, January 2, relating thereto.
Same for the wages and fee of 12d. a day and 26s. 8d. a year for livery to Robert Alexander and Richard Alexander, appointed by letters patent of 1634 5, Feb. 10. Keeper of the Game in the manor of Oatlands.Ibid, p. 15.
Treasurer Southampton's warrant for the discharge of cloth shipped by John Mahew for Yarmouth without a bill of sufferance.Ibid, VIII. pp. 142–3.
Same to the Receiver General of the Duchy of Cornwall for the issue to Sir Peter Killegrew and Peter Killegrew his son of six months to Xmas next on the annuity or pension of 300l.Ibid, pp. 144–5.
Same to the Customs Commissioners for the delivery of French wines imported by Richard Fuller and Richard Alie, of London, merchants.Ibid, pp. 141–2.
[?]Treasurer Southampton to the Attorney General to consider of Mr. Cogan's title to a garden which the King has agreed to purchase from him for 2,500l.Ibid, II. p. 104.
Note by Treasurer Southampton [not followed by either warrant or order of reference] of the memorial [to the Lord Treasurer] from John Reeve, one of the messengers of His Majesty's Chamber in ordinary, for allowance for attending on the Treasury 1660, June 27 to December 25 following.Ibid, XIV. p. 13.
Dec. 22[Treasurer Southampton's] warrant to the Fellowship of Hoastmen of Newcastle-upon-Tyne to pay (in accordance with the royal letters patent under the Great Seal of March 29 last) to John Viscount Mordaunt of Avalon ("Aveland"), Sir Thomas Peyton, Bart., and Sir Jeremy Whitchcott, Bart., for 31 years, from 1660, Xmas, the duty of 12d. per chaldron of coal shipped from the Tyne, as granted by the Act of Elizabeth, 1600, April 8.Early Entry Book VIII. pp. 151–2.
Dec. 24Money warrant, dormant, for 200l. per an. to Dame Katherine Byron, relict of Sir Thomas Byron, till 700l. be reached, same being for moneys lent to His late Majesty by her said,husband.Ibid, XIV. p. 16.
Money warrant for 100l. to Lady Anna Graham, daughter to the Earl of Airth.Ibid.
Same for 1,000l. to Sir John Shaw as imprest for the use of Sir John Bennett, His Majesty's Resident in Spain.Ibid, pp. 16, 17.
Same, dormant, for 50l. per an. to Elizabeth Hudson, widow, as by letters patent of the 5th instant, for services performed by her husband.Ibid, p. 17.
Dec. 26Treasurer Southampton's warrant to the Clerk of the Signet for a bill for a grant to William Lee of the office of bailiff of the manor of Cookham and Bray, co. Berks, and of the river of Thames, and of all other rivers within the liberties thereof, and farmer of the seven hundreds of Cookham and Bray: all as formerly held by Richard Pownry or any other.Ibid, VI. p. 79.
Dec. 28Money warrant for 20l. to Elizabeth Cary for her extraordinary sufferings by several imprisonments.Ibid, p. 82.
Treasurer Southampton's warrant to the Surveyor General of Lands to commit the custody of the manor of East Meon, co. Southampton, with the two farms called Court Farm and Church Farm, to Stephen Fox, Clerk Comptroller, and south Farm, parcel of the said manor, to Dr. Hurst.Ibid, p. 78.
Prefixing:—Royal warrant to Treasurer Southampton for the granting to said Fox of the interest forfeited by Francis Allen, of London, goldsmith, a regicide, in the lease of the said manor from the church of Winchester: in consideration of said Fox's fidelity, not only in the above office and as Clerk of the Kitchens for many years past "but in his prudent care in managing the expenses of our family during our tedious continuance abroad."
Same to same for a particular of a small tenement in the manor of Shippon, co. Berks, parcel of the Duchy of Cornwall, for which Sir Charles Verney petitions.Ibid, II. p. 133.
Prefixing:—Said Surveyor's report on Sir Charles Verney's petition for same.
Treasurer Southampton's order to same to secure the King's fine for compositions for reversions desired by Richard Randall for a tenement in the manor of West Anthony, in the Duchy of Cornwall, and by Grace Spiller for a tenement in the manor of Leigh Durant, in the said Duchy.Ibid, pp. 119–20.
Prefixing:—Said Surveyor General's report on their several petitions for same.
Dec. 28Treasurer Southampton's order to the Surveyor General of Lands to secure the King's fine for compositions for reversions desired in the case of a moiety of a small copyhold tenement in the manor of West Anthony, co. Cornwall, which William Scawen prays to compound for.Early Entry Book, II. p. 120.
Prefixing:—Surveyor General's report on the petition for same.
Same to same for a particular of certain lands, viz. North and South Wood, Kennards Moor and Black Acre, in co. Somerset, discovered by Gregory Alford, of which said Alford prays a lease.Ibid, p. 121.
Prefixing:—As above.
Treasurer Southampton to the Surveyor General concerning William Morley's petition that the warrant of Samuel Ennis (Ennys) for a lease of the manor of Aldingbourn ("Oldburghe") of Seabeach, co. Sussex, may be stopped.Ibid, VI. p. 84.
Treasurer Southampton's warrant to His Majesty's Serjeant at Arms attending the Treasurer to attach the sheriffs, undersheriffs, mayors and bailiffs, as below, and to bring them to answer before the Treasurer.Ibid, II. p. 10[...]–8.
Appending:—A certificate by Sir Da. [sic for Ro.] Crooke, Clerk of the Pipe, dated Dec. 21 (in obedience to an order of the Lord Treasurer of date 1660, Sept. 22), of the names of such sheriffs and other accomptants as are behind in their accompts and are in contempt for not passing them according to their days of profixion in the Exchequer Court. (Viz. the respective sheriffs, detailed, of Cumberland, Hereford, Kent, Lincoln, Monmouth, Northumberland, Surrey, Stafford, Westmorland, Canterbury, Newcastle, Southampton town and county, Gloucester and Essex.)
With the following Memorandum:—"I do not here insert the debts of the respective sheriffs and other accomptants as required for that I can not distinguish how much thereof is or is not pardoned by His Majesty's gracious act of indemnity and general pardon untill such time as the generall accomptants make it appeare by oaths upon the passing their accompts what they have not levyed for their several charges which the above certifyed sheriffs and accomptants have not proceeded to doe."
[?]Same to [the Excise Commissioners] to procure the preparation within their districts of a true state of all the arrears of Excise not pardoned by the act of oblivion to the end some course may be held for the speedy answering of them.Ibid, VI. p. 82.
Dec. 29Report to the King from Treasurer Southampton on the petition of Mary Lisle concerning the grant to her father Lawrence Lisle, 1621–2. Feb. 8, of an imposition of 1s. 6d. per lb. of tobacco and 2s. for every gross of tobacco pipes imported into the Kingdom of Ireland for 21 years at 21l. per an. rent: which said imposition was reduced, 1636, Dec. 13, to 3d. per lb. by the Deputy and Council for Ireland, who also put a stop upon the said Lisle's collecting the said impost. Details the further proceedings herein and sufferings of Lisle.Ibid, pp. 80–1.
Royal warrant to Treasurer Southampton to call to account Rowland Bracebridge and Francis Russell, pretended receivers of co. Bucks, and for payment out of moneys in their hands of 100l. each as royal bounty to Col. Theophilus Gilby, Ralph Constable, major of horse, and Capt. Robert Bacon for services to the late King.Ibid, pp. 82–3.
Dec. 29Letters patent directing the payment of the 4,000l to Charles Lord Stanhope out of the Exchequer instead of out of the profits of the Post Office (as in the letters patent of November 9 last), by reason of a grant or farm of the Post Office to Henry Bishop.Early Entry Book XIV. p. 18.
Dec. 31Money warrant for half a year's salary to Xmas last to Henry Bulstrode, on his fee of 12d. a day as one of His Majesty's serjeants at arms in ordinary.Ibid, VI. p. 118.
Report to the King from Treasurer Southampton on the petition of Margaret Killvert for lease of the warren of Longwood, part of the possessions of the Church of Winchester.Ibid, pp. 83–4.
Treasurer Southampton's warrant to the Remembrancer of First Fruits and Tenths, Mr. Laurence Steele, late Receiver General of same, and the rest of the late Receivers of the said revenue, forthwith to accompt with Mr. Auditor Wood and Mr. Auditor Beale, and to answer all arrears due to the King into the Exchequer: further that the said Remembrancer or his deputy give to Sir John Prettyman a perfect schedule or particular of all such compositions for First Fruits as have been made within the space of three years last past, and permit him or his deputy to have perusal of his books and records thereof during the said time for the better charging of all accomptants: said Prettyman being constituted Receiver of First Fruits and Tenths installed.Ibid, p. 96.
Same to the Clerk of the Pipe for a grant to George Usher of the following offices, viz, bailiff and collector of the rents, &c. in Cardington, &c., co. Bedford, parcel of the possessions of the late monastry of Coldwell, and the rents, &c., of the monastery of Harrold, &c.Ibid, II. p. 129.
Same to same for a grant to Richard Batehellour, gent., of the office of bailiff and collector of the rents, farms, &c., in Yorks, belonging to the late priory of Syningthwaite St. Andrew.Ibid, p. 130.
Same to the Attorney General for preparation of a grant to Arthur Spry of a toll in the manor of Carnedon Prior, co. Cornwall. parcel of the Duchy of Cornwall.Ibid, II. pp. 116–7.
Prefixing:—Surveyor General's particular of the premises.
Same to the Clerk of the Pipe for a lease of the lands of Edward Badgett, of Breckbury. co. Gloucester, during said Badgett's outlawry, to Thomas Loring at whose suit he was outlawed.Ibid, p 118.
Same to same to for a grant to Hen. Wilkinson, gent., of the following offices, viz., bailiff and collector of the rents, &c., of the late monastery of Roche. co. York, bailiff of the priory of Worksop and Felley, co. Notts; same of the late priory of Brancliff, co. Derby and Blyth, co. Notts, bailiff and collector of the late priory of Hamphall, co. Ebor; same of divers chantries, et al., in the West Riding, and bailiff of the late monastery of Monk Bretton, co. Ebor.Ibid.
Same to William Hill, auditor of the Counties of Anglesea, Carnarvon and Merioneth, for a particular of the profits of the Original Seal for the said counties and of all the profits of fines or services.Ibid.
Same to the Auditor Brinley for a particular of the office of steward of the manors and lordships of the dissolved monastery of St. Mary's, near York, as formerly granted to Mr. Wyvell.Ibid, p. 126.
Dec. 31Treasurer Southampton's order to the Surveyor General of Lands for a constat of 800 acres of land in Kenilworth ("Killingworth"), co. Warwick, in order to a lease of same to Sir Charles Berkeley.Early Entry Book II. pp. 124–5.
Prefixing:—Note of the royal warrant for said lease and said Surveyor's report thereupon.
Same to same for a particular of the agistment of herbage &c., of the forest of Marah and Mandrein, called Delamere, in Cheshire, for which Earl Rivers petitions.Ibid, p. 122.
Prefixing:—Surveyor General's report on said Earl's petition.
Entry of Southampton s approval of report ut infraIbid, p. 115.
Prefixing:—Report to the King of date 1660, November 17, from Lord F. Seymour on the petition of Captain Daniell Odea for a grant of the manor of Skerton.
Treasurer Southampton's warrant to the Clerk of the Pipe for a grant to William Dioconson of the offices of bailiff and collector of the rents of lands, &c., in Somerset, part of the possessions of the chantry of St. Nicholas, alias Bishops Chantry, in the [Arch] Deanery of Taunton; and of bailiff and collector of divers lands in the said county, parcel of the possessions of the Deanery of Doncaster, Bridgwater, and Pawlett.Ibid, p. 114.
Same to the Attorney General for a bill for a grant to Sir Robert Townsend for 31 years of the capital messuage of the manor of Chilesmore, co. Coventry, parcel of the Duchy of Cornwall.Ibid. pp. 110–1.
Prefixing:—Particular of the premises by the Surveyor General of Lands.
Same to same for same for 31 years to Henry, Viscount Moore of the capital messuage of the manor of Kennington, in or near the parish of Lambeth, and of the capital messuage or mansion house called Faux hall.Ibid, pp. 112–3.
Prefixing:—Constat of the premises ut supra.
Same to the Auditor and other officers of the Receipt for tallies to be levied at the Receipt importing the payment of the baronet fee of 1.095l. each by Heneage Fetherston, of Blakes Ware, co. Herts. John Rowse, of Henham, co. Suff., and John Kyte, of Ebrington, co. Gloucester.Ibid, XIV. p. 18.
Money warrant for 100l. each to Raph Constable, Major of Horse, Capt. Robert Bacon, and Sir Theophilus Gilby: to be paid out of moneys in the possession of Rowland Bracebridge and Francis Russell, pretended Receivers for co. Bucks.Ibid, p. 15.
Treasurer Southampton's warrant to the Customs Commissioners to discharge a seizure of goods imported to Sandwich by John Frech (Freach).Ibid, VIII. pp. 146–7.
Same to same to permit Arthur Betsworth, merchant, to take up whale fins ordered by him at Amsterdam before the publication of the Navigation Act, and shipped in the "Greenland Merchant," of Newcastle, Henry Kerkhowse master.Ibid, pp. 147–8.