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'Entry Book: March 1661', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 1: 1660-1667 (1904), pp. 217-232. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=80029 Date accessed: 19 April 2014. Add to my bookshelf


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March 1661

Date.Nature and Substance of the Entry.Reference.
March 1Warrant from Treasurer Southampton to the Customs Commissioners to pass without molestation the baggage of Prince Maurice of Nassau arrived here in the quality of Ambassador from the Prince Elector of Brandenburg.Ibid, VIII. p. 181.
Letters patent for the issue to the Earl of Sandwich, Master of the Great Wardrobe of 15,004l. 17s. 8d., viz.:—8,186l. thereof for provisions for the honor of Hampton Court; 4,309l. 17s. 8d. for provisions at Windsor; and 2,509l. 10s. 0d. for the service of Ireland; according to estimates made by the officers of the Great Wardrobe for those services.Ibid, XIV. p. 7.
[?]Report to the King from Treasurer Southampton concerning the value of the manor of Staughton Magna which the King is resolved to give in lease to Viscount Mandeville.Ibid, VI. pp. 163–4.
Appending:—Report to the Lord Treasurer from the Surveyor General of Lands on same.
March 2Money warrant for 50l. for last Xmas quarter's pension to John Hoskin, gunner (cancelled, see infra 1661–2, March 24).Ibid, XIV. p. 62.
Report to the King from Treasurer Southampton on the petition from Dorothy Carey and Symon Carey, daughters of Sir Ferdinand Carey, concerning the 1,200l. arrears of the annuity of 200l. per an. payable to their mother out of the estate of the Earl of Danby, possessed by Sir John Danvers deceased.Ibid, VI. pp. 159–60.
Prefixing:—The Attorney General's report to Treasurer Southampton on said petition.
Same to same from same on same of Gratian de Perenant, who pretends the King's promise for repayment of 11,000l. in July, 1648, seized on by a frigate under Prince Rupert's command, and praying in recompense a lease of the Customs and Excise of all the silks made in France, for which he would give 500l. per an. more than ever was made of it. Said petition was referred by the late Treasury Lords to the Customs Commissioners, who absolutely report against the leasing the Customs of any commodities apart from the whole.Ibid, pp. 160–1.
Treasurer Southampton to the Surveyor General of Lands concerning the petition of Frances Clement, one of the daughters of Sir John Sedley, who made a rash marriage with Gregory Clement, a regicide, whose estate is confiscate, and she, deserted by him, prays a lease of some lands in the barony of Garrycastle, King's County, Ireland, and two houses at the Iron Gate on the Tower Wharf, London. Desires a particular of the said houses. As to the Irish lands "I conceave wee have noe measure here concerning the vallue of the lands in Ireland. That must be considered by the Lords Justices and the officers there."Ibid, p. 161.
Prefixing:—A note of said Frances Clement's petition.
March 4Money warrant, dormant, for 200l. per an. each to Thomas Lisle, Esq., and Raphael Foillard, as, each, one of the King's barbers, appointed thereto by letters patent of 1660–1, January 22: to date from Sept. 29 last.Early Entry Book XIV pp. 63, 64.
Same for 100l. to Sir William Morris, one of the Principal Secretaries of State, for the repair of the dwelling-houses of Plymouth port, carriages for guns and other necessaries there.Ibid, p. 60.
Warrant from Treasurer Southampton to the Auditor, &c., of the Receipt for discharge of the Baronet fee of 1,095l. due from Sir Orlando Bridgman, of Great Lever, co. Lancs.Ibid.
March 5Same from same to Martin Foster (granted the place of searcher of Newcastle in succession to George Cock, who was appointed Comptroller) to execute the place of Comptroller of said port until said Cock's return from foreign parts.Ibid, VIII. pp. 181–2.
Instructions from same to the Commissioners of Excise to be by them observed in the management of Excise within the district of their office in London.Ibid, XI. pp. 24–6.
The like instructions to be given by said Commissioners to their sub-commissioners.Ibid, pp. 26–30.
Treasurer Southampton to [the Commissioners of Excise] concerning their proposing to pay to Maurice Gardiner, without the necessity for a Privy Seal, the 100l. payable to him out of the arrears of Excise. "I am unsatisfied this may be paid without a Privy Seal, for I know not how the Howse of Commons' order is a warrant to me. But if the order doe allow it, in respect of the great necessity of the husband and wife I direct you to pay it in course."Ibid, p. 31.
March 6Warrant from Treasurer Southampton to the Receipt for the discharge of the Baronet fee of 1,095l. due from Edward Smith, of Esh, co. Durham.Ibid, XIV. p. 63.
Money warrant for 10,000l. to the Duke of York for half a year to Xmas last on his pension.Ibid, p. 64.
Same for 1,000l. to Prince Rupert, as advance upon his pension of 4,000l. per an. for the quarter ending Lady Day next, and also for 1,000l. to same as royal bounty for his transportation.Ibid, p. 66.
Same for 10,000l. to the Queen of BohemiaIbid, p. 67.
Warrant from Treasurer Southampton to the Auditors of Imprests to allow on the accompt of the late Customs Commissioners a tally for 400l. paid by them to Charles Lord Gerard by letters patent of Feb. 16 last.Ibid, p. 68.
March 6Warrant from Treasurer Southampton to the Excise Commissioners to pay 3,000l. to Silius Titus in pursuance of the votes of Parliament, who as far as in them lay have conferred the same upon him.Early Entry Book XIV. p. 68.
Money warrant for 20l. and 200l. to Herbert Price, one of the Sewers to the Queen, for six months to Lady Day past on two annuities, one granted 1632, Oct. 5, for 40l. per an., the other 1638–9, March 17, for 400l. per an. to Herbert Price and Goditha his wife.Ibid, p. 69.
[?]Same for 5,000l. to the Duke of York for two months' pay for the six regiments in Flanders upon account; and for 7,200l. to Sir Maurice Berkeley, as Receiver and Paymaster of the garrison of Dunkirk for six weeks' pay to said garrison from Dec. 25 last.Ibid, p. 65.
March 7Same, dormant, for 1,000l. per an. to Mrs. Jane Lane on her pension granted the 28th ult., for service done to the King on his miraculous escape after the battle of Worcester.Ibid, p. 66.
Same for 2,000l. per an. to Prince Edward [of the Palatinate] and the Princess Ann de Gonzance, his wife, on their pension granted by letters patent of Nov. 30 last: to date from Sept. 29 last: and warrant for 500l. for Xmas quarter thereupon.Ibid, p. 67.
Same for 20l. per an to Henry Earl of Monmouth for creation money: and warrant for half a year thereupon to Sept. 29 last.Ibid, p. 68.
Same for 200l. per an. to Sir William St. Ravy on his pension granted by letters patent 1623, Oct. 27, and for 200l. per an. to same on his annuity granted by letters patent of 1628, November 13, and warrants for half a year on each to Xmas last.Ibid, p. 69.
Warrant from Treasurer Southampton to the Attorney General for a lease to the Earl of Manchester of the hundreds of Toseland and Leightonstone, co. Hunts.Ibid, VI. pp 147–8.
Prefixing:—Particular of the premises by Auditor J. Phelips.
Report to the King from Treasurer Southampton on the petition of Madam Le Grand, who prays a farm of the custom on Rhenish wine: she being a stranger and one that hath been forward in the King's service abroad. The same request was denied to the Countess of Dysart, although she had a claim from its being formerly leased to her father. Upon consultation with the Customs Commissioners the late Treasury Lords unanimously agreed that it would be a great disservice to the Customs to cantonize them. The value of this custom was 4,400l. in 1658, and 4,800l. in 1659.Ibid, VIII. p. 182.
Treasurer Southampton to the Customs Commissioners, "His Majesty having bin soe gratious as upon the informacon of uncustomed goods that hath taken shelter even in his owne Court to admitt the same to be searcht for": therefore desires a statement of the affair as to several parcels found in the King's storehouse, pretended to have been brought over at the King's happy return, "whereof His Majesty in part remembers the same, and Sir Anthony de Marces, being a very faithful servant to His Majesty."Ibid, p. 183.
Warrant from same to the Attorney General for a bill for a grant to William Thornton and Thomas Thornton his son of the office of Comptroller of Customs, Kingston upon Hull: all upon surrender by said William Thornton.Ibid, p. 184.
March 7Followed by:—An entry, dated the following day, of the delivery to the said Thomas Thornton of the papers (petition, receipts, sign manuals, &c.) in this case.
Warrant from Treasurer Southampton to the Attorney General for a bill for a grant to Sackville Graves and Oliver Williams of the office of searcher of Bristol port, on the surrender by Edward Dendy of the former patent granted to said Dendy and one Hugh Lewis, deceased.Early Entry Book VIII. pp. 185–6.
Appending:—Royal warrant for same, dated 1660–1, March 2.
Same from same to the Customs Commissioners to restore to Peter Rich, of London, a young man newly entered into trade as a merchant trading in the parts of Norway, a quantity of dollars of 50l. English value which he put aboard the ship "St. John," of Norway, to be employed for payment of such tolls and customs as are payable in those parts, and other charges of the voyage; which petitioner had done on the information that merchants trading into those parts have in former times bin permitted so to do: but said dollars having been seized at Gravesend: the said Commissioners having on reference reported that the exportation of dollars is unlawful by the Act prohibiting transportation of bullion, but, that nevertheless it has been the practice that some small quantity of dollars or silver has been allowed to be transported by the traders into those northern ports to enable them to defray taxes and tolls in specie, but only in small quantities and, if otherwise, by warrant or licence first obtained for that purpose.Ibid, pp. 186–7.
Same from same to same to release the seizure of the goods brought into England by Sir Anthony de Marces.Ibid, p. 188.
March 11Same from same to same for same of cordage bought in London by Richard Browne for a ship which he had building in New England, same having been inadvertently short entered.Ibid, p. 190.
Constitution from same to Richard Clarke as one of the waiters of London port, loco Thomas Hudson surrendered.Ibid, pp. 192–3.
The like for John Chaplin of London to be an assistant to the company of Eastland merchants in the execution of the power granted to them by their charter, and by order from the Council Board, by stopping and hindering the shipping and landing of all goods from the said Eastland parts without the said company's warrant, though custom be tendered and paid for same: all in view of the circumstances set out infra p. 221, under date March 12.Ibid, pp. 194–5.
The like for Nicholas Sittlemore to perform the like office in Ipswich.Ibid, p. 195.
Warrant from Treasurer Southampton to the Attorney General for a bill to pass the Great Seal to constitute Elias Ashmole and Thomas Chiffinch Comptrollers of Excise and New Imposts, to be executed by the said Elias Ashmole, his deputy or deputies, with the fee of 500l. per an. for themselves, and 240l. per an. for four clerks.Ibid, XI. p. 31.
Same from same to the Receipt for discharge of the baronet fee of 1,095l. each, due from Thomas Midleton, of Chirk, co. Denbigh, and from Jonathan Keate, of the Hoo, co. Hertford.Ibid, XIV. p. 75.
[?]Same from same to Edward Nicholas, Esq., Receiver General of the Alienation office, to pay the charges, detailed, of the Alienation Office for 1660, Hilary term.Ibid, p. 70.
March 12Report to the King from Treasurer Southampton on the petition of Lord Loughborough for the farm of the importation and exportation of cattle from Ireland into England and from England into Ireland landing at Liverpool, Chester, Neston, or Beaumaris, for which he offers a rent of 300l. per an. The Customs Commissioners estimate it may amount to 1,000l. or 1,100l. per an. "They have not objected to the farmeing of it and my Lord Loughborough pretends it may be an advantage to him not from the proffitts of the Customes but the skill he hath in judging and tradeing in those beasts," Therefore leaves the matter in the King's hands.Early Entry Book VIII. p. 205.
Sir Philip Warwick to the Customs Commissioners. "His Majesty invited Mr. Coppenolle to import his hangings. If His Majesty buy them the custome is to be considered in the price. If he buy them not then they are to be exported custom free being soe assured unto him by his warrant of invitation." Therefore requests them to take Coppenolle's note for a certain time either to pay the custome or export the hangings.Ibid, p. 189.
Appending:—Royal warrant dated 1660. Oct. 25, to permit Monsieur Grousilliers and Monsieur Coppanolle with their servants and four packs of tapestry hangings freely and quietly to pass the seas from Flanders.
Treasurer Southampton to same requiring them not to take any entry of any persons whatever for any goods to be either laden for any part of the East Country, or for any goods to be landed from thence or any other place being commodities of the growth or manufacture of the East Country, unless the warrant or bill of entry be first signed by some person appointed for that purpose by the Company of Merchants of Eastlands, the said Company having represented to the King and Council that by their charter of incorporation (now confirmed by the King) and otherwise, they are empowered to hinder the trading of persons unfree of their society and to levy moneys upon goods exported and imported to and from the parts of their privileges for the support of their trade and government, "yet have they not especially of late times enjoyed the benefit of their charter by reason of the intrusion and irregular trading of several interlopers and of divers members of their own Company passing goods without paying the Companies dues upon the same" and therefore craving as above: in reply whereto the King and Council by their order of the 6th of this month thought the said desire to be reasonable and just to be granted.Ibid, pp. 191, 206–7.
Appending:—Copy of the Order of the King in Council, dated 1660–1. March 6. The Company of Merchants of Eastland having represented that by their charter of the 21st of Eliz. they are enabled to hinder the trading of unfree men and to levy money on goods exported and imported to and from the ports of their privilege for the necessary support of their trade and government, but that of late by these sad times of distraction the same has been wholly discountenanced and well near lost: and further, that as His Majesty's confirmation of their charter, though already passed his royal signature and ready to be engrossed, is retarded by the many public businesses intervening, by reason thereof divers unfree and irregular persons do now in the interim daily ship cloth and other goods for the East parts to the great disorder of said trade: and having in consequence prayed assistance by means of officers to be appointed as above: the Council judges petitioners' desires reasonable and just to be granted, and recommend same to the Lord Treasurer to receive such expedients as the said Company shall offer.
March 12Report to the King from Treasurer Southampton on Lord Brereton's petition for a lease in reversion after Sir Willoughby Aston's term in being of three years of the Customs on French wines in the ports of Chester, Carnarvon, &c. Thinks it neither fit to maintain Sir Willoughby Aston's grant in being nor to renew him any further time.Early Entry Book VIII. p. 195
Warrant from Treasurer Southampton. "Whereas I am informed that the river of Wear ("Wyer") which falls into the sea at Sunderland hath of late bin and still is much annoyed by reason that the masters of ships which come in thither for coales doe unlade their ballast within the full sea marke; soe that if there bee not timely care taken for the preventing thereof the same river in a short time will be made unnavigable and not fit for any ship to come in there." Therefore requires Michaell Crake, waterbailiff for the said port of Sunderland, to take the best care he can that no such abuse be hereafter committed or suffered in the said river. "And William Cauldwell and Walter Etterick and others His Majesty's officers of the Customes in the said port of Sunderland are to take notice thereof and not to suffer any shipps or vessells to be cleered with them but such as the master thereof shall bring them a tickett under the said waterbailiff's hand or the hands of his deputy for the well and orderly casting of their ballast." The names of persons refusing obedience hereto are to be certified to the Lord Treasurer.Ibid, p. 196.
Same from same to the Customs Commissioners to permit John Bathurst, of London, merchant, to bring back certain striped calicoes shipped in Sept., 1659, for Amsterdam, they having lain there ever since unsold, being improper for that market.Ibid, p. 197.
Constitution by same of John Clarke, gent., to be one of the Appraisers of the Custom House, London port, loco John Busfeild, deceased.Ibid, p. 198.
Report to the King from Treasurer Southampton on the petition of Mr. Hinton for certain lands formerly belonging to the late dissolved Guild of Mancetter, co. Warwick.Ibid, VI. p. 167.
Treasurer Southampton to the Attorney General to prepare a lease to Margaret Kilvert of the warren called Longwood Warren, co. Southampton.Ibid, p. 168.
Prefixing:—Royal sign manual for same, dated 1660–1, Jan. 16.
Report to the King from Treasurer Southampton on the case of Thos. Lord Leigh and his pretence to Leighton Buzzard, co. Beds.Ibid, p. 172.
Prefixing:—Surveyor General's report on same.
Same to same from same on the petition of Charles Heydon, eldest son of Sir John Heydon concerning his pretence and title to a part of the West and North Fens, co. Lincoln, which were granted and to be divided between Mr. Kirke, Sir William Killigrew, Sir Abraham Dawes, Robert Long, Hildebrand Pruson, and Sir John Heydon, all which persons save the said Heydon and Pruson passed their grants, the said Charles Heydon now praying leave to pass it, it having been chiefly prevented by the disturbance of the times.Ibid, pp. 175–7.
Appending:—Report from the Surveyor General hereon to Treasurer Southampton, detailing the history of said grants.
March 12Money warrant for 2,375l, to William Witherings, leaving 3,000l. the remainder of his Privy Seal, to be charged on the Post Office: the former warrant of Feb. 19 last for 2,000l. to same being hereby vacated.Early Entry Book XIV. p. 71.
Same (dormant) to the Customs and Excise Commissioners to pay John Lord Belasyse, Governor of Hull garrison, 396l. 4s. 0d. monthly from Dec. 1 last for the pay of the three first companies of the garrison of Hull, and 371l. 14s. 0d. monthly from Jan. 26 last fro the pay of the three last companies, making in all 767l. 18s. 0d. per month, together with 825l. for arrears of pay of said companies.Ibid, pp. 71–2.
Appending:—Certificate by Sir Thomas Clarges.
Money warrant for 132l. 6s 3d. to Sir Richard Vivian (Captain of the Castle of St. Mawes, Cornwall) for half a year's fees and wages, detailed, to Xmas last for the garrison of said Castle: and for the like payments in future.Ibid, p. 73.
Same (dormant) for 131l. 2s. 8d. per month to Sir Jordan Crosland, Governor of the garrison of Scarborough from Dec. 1 last, together with 231l. 5s. for arrears of pay to said garrison to said date.Ibid, pp 73–4.
Same for 200l. per an. to Nicholas Lanier, Master of the King's Music, on his pension granted by letters patent of 1626, July 11.Ibid, p. 74.
Money warrant for 10l. to Constant Hands, widow of Thomas Hands of Worcester, innholder, as royal bounty.Ibid, p. 75.
Same for 2,000l. part of 3,864l. 12s. 9d. to Hugh May, Esq., Paymaster of the Works, for repairs at the Tower, Whitehall, St. James's, Westminster, Somerset House and Hampton Court in Nov., Dec. and Jan. last.Ibid.
Same (dormant) for the several fees and wages detailed to the following being taken into His Majesty's service as musicians in ordinary for the violins and wind instruments, viz.:—William Howes 20d. a day and 16l. 2s. 6d. a year for livery; Davis Mell 110l. a year; Humphrey Madge 86l. 12s. 8d. a year; Edward Strong 66l. 2s. 6d. a year; Thomas Blagrave 16d. a day and 16l. 2s. 6d. a year for livery; Robert Blagrave 58l. 14s. 2d. a year: to commence from the feast of St. John Baptist last.Ibid, p. 76.
Report to the King from Treasurer Southampton on the petition of Sir Isaac Artson praying for certain lands formerly belonging to the late dissolved Guild of Mancetter, co. Warwick. which Mr. Hinton, one of the King's servants, also petitions for.Ibid VI. p. 186.
Warrant from Treasurer Southampton to the Clerk of the Pipe for a grant of the office of bailiff and collector of several rents, &c., in New Sarum, Alton, Dolkneton [? Downton], Chippenham, &c., parcel of the possessions of divers chantries in co. Wilts.Ibid p 179.
[? Mar.12]Report from Treasurer Southampton to the King on the petition of some of the Adventurers with the Earl of Bedford in the draining of the great levels. Think fit that the Lord Belasyse's and others' lease of the 10,000 acres so long decreed to the King should pass the Seals. As to Mr. Underwood, who claims as having married Lord Hopton's niece, the Earl of Ossory and the rest of the patentees have given security to redemise his part to him.Early Entry Book VI. p. 180.
March 13Warrant from same to the Customs Commissioners to permit Viscount Massereene, Sir James Shaen, and Sir Audley Mervyn to embark nine horses for Ireland, Custom free, being for their own use.Ibid, VIII. p. 192.
Same from same to same to pay to the Earl of Leicester 10l. for half a year to Sept. 29 last on his creation money as Earl, and to continue same in future.Ibid, pp. 193, 195.
Same from same to same to discharge the seizure of refuse butter shipped on board the "John," ketch, for Dunkirk by John Gosling.Ibid, pp. 198–9.
Same from same to Auditor Phelips to take, examine and state the account of Sir Thomas Foote, lately Treasurer with others by several pretended ordinances for sundry assessments throughout England and Wales for relief of the British Army in Ireland in 1644 and 1645: he having delivered in his accompt to the King's Remembrancer's Office in accordance with a warrant to him directed.Ibid, VI. p. 178.
Report to the King from Treasurer Southampton on the petition of Mr. Thompson, holder in fee of the Castle of Scarborough, for compensation for the continuance of a garrison there under Sir Jerome [sic] Crosland, appointed governor thereof.Ibid, p. 183.
Same to same from same on the petition of Sir John Mennes and Mr. Phelipps, Groom of the Bedchamber, for the site of the late Priory of Cannington, co. Somerset.Ibid, pp. 183 4.
Same to same from same (with corrections and additions interlined and dated 1661, April 30) on the petition of the President and Governor of Christ's Hospital, concerning the bequest of one Richard Aldworth, of London, who gave 7,427l. 13s. 0d. for the educating and putting forth of 40 poor children. This money was in part by him or some other at first lent for that unhappy occasion which brought the nation to so much misery [i.e.] the opposition to his late Majesty: and afterwards the first sum was doubled and secured by a Committee at Weavers' Hall, from whence it was called Weavers' Hall debt. "Now being raised for soe ill purpose and those who doubled the first sume haveing made soe great advantage as is well knowne and ever since receaved their interest which was paid them out of the Excise and was endeavoured by the late Parliament to have been by an Act settled thereupon but was rejected and therefore now if it be to be paid must be imediately by your Majesty's bounty and out of your purse: your Majesty may perceive how faint arguments I have to recomend it on the score of the donor. But when I consider 40 poore children will want the provision, it wilbe fitter for your Majesty to determine what you will command than for me to propose." Whatever is done will flow from your own goodness, and is to be charged on the arrears of Excise in course in accordance with the advice of the Commons of Dec. 29 last.Ibid, p. 184.
March 13Treasurer Southampton to the Surveyor General of Lands to consider of the return made from the Commissioners appointed to treat with the commoners of Shotover and Stowood. co. Oxford. for an improvement to be made of the King's coppices and waste there, and to certify his opinion concerning the execution thereof: and likewise to consider of Sir Timo. Tirrell's petition and of the interest he pretends unto.Early Entry Book VI. pp. 169–70.
Prefixing:—Said return.
Report to the King from Treasurer Southampton on the petition of Dan. Treswell for a lease of Potters Lodge in Enville Chase.Ibid, p. 170.
Prefixing:—Surveyor General's report to Treasurer Southampton on same.
Same to same from same on the petition of Mrs. Dutton, concerning [the Regicide] Scott's houses in Churchyard Alley, near Fetter Lane.Ibid, p. 171.
Prefixing:—As above.
Warrant from Treasurer Southampton to the Receipt for the discharge of the baronet fee of 1,095l. due from William Russell, of Laugharne, co. Carmarthen.Ibid, XIV. p. 76.
[?]Same from same to Sir Edmund Sawyer and John Phelips, two of the Auditors of the Exchequer Court, and to John Wood, one of the Auditors of Imprests, to take and examine all the accompts of John Dethick, as surviving treasurer for several sums of money by him received with Sir Thomas Adams and George Witham for divers assessments in the years 1645, 1646, 1647 and 1648.Ibid, VI. p. 178.
Treasurer Southampton to [the Customs Commissioners]. "Whereas I have directed a warrant unto yow in conformity of an order of the [Privy Council] Board that interloppers in the Eastland Companyes trade be forbidden and hindered their entries, and whereas I find how low the King's duties are drawne [in order] that the manufactures they trade in might be the freelier vended abroad, nevertheles this may want of its true end if load be laid on the commodity by the Company such as may relate to selfe advantages: I hereby require you both of the Turkie Company, Merchant Adventurers and Eastland Company to enquire what duties they require that soe if occasion be I may informe the Lords of His Majesties Councell what in this kind is payed and for what."Ibid, VIII. p. 202.
Report to the King from Treasurer Southampton on the case of Mr. Halsall. concerning the office of one of the Commissioners of Alienations of which he procured a royal grant, but Mr. Atkin having bought the said office of one Mr. Gerrard, to whom the late great usurper gave it.Ibid, VI. pp. 182–3.
Same to same from same on the Earl of St. Alban's petition concerning the grant to him of the bailiwick of St. James's by the Queen Mother.Ibid, p. 183.
March 14Constitution from Treasurer Southampton deputing and assigning William Goodman of London, gent., to be one of the waiters in London port, loco. Giles Cole.Ibid, VIII. p. 200.
The like for Thomas Carter to be a same, ibid, on the surrender of James Harrison.Ibid, p. 201.
March 15
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Money warrant for 25,000l. to Sir George Carteret, Treasurer of the Navy in part of 135,000l. ordered by the letters-patent of the 12th instant, for victuals, wages, and sea stores for 6,000 men for six months, for such ships as are to set forth for a summer guard next summer.Ibid, XIV. p. 77.
March 15Money warrant for 3,918l. 17s. 6d. to the Treasurer of the Navy for same in part of same.Early Entry Book XIV. p. 77.
Same for 20l. to Jane Lane as royal bounty, her husband having been killed in the King's service.Ibid.
Same for 2,000l. to Thomas Chaffinch for the Privy Purse.Ibid.
Same for 300l. to Henry Laurence for money lent by him long since to the King for supply of his great occasions.Ibid, p. 78.
Warrant from Treasurer Southampton the Auditor of the Receipt to strike a tally on the Customs Commissioners for the 3,000l. received by Stephen Fox, paymaster of His Majesty's new raised forces, from said Commissioners in part of 5,000l. ordered to him by letters patent of Feb. 14 last.Ibid.
Money warrant (dormant) for the wages and fee of 20d. a day and 16l. 2s. 6d. a year to Robert Strong, one of His Majesty's musicians as by letters patent of 1640, June 24.Ibid, p. 82.
March 16Warrant from Treasurer Southampton to Sir Job Harby, Sir John Wolstenholme, Sir John Jacob, Sir Nich. Crispe, Sir John Harrison, and Sir John Shaw, appointed Customs Commissioners by letters patent of Sept. 20 last, to take to themselves the sum of 2,000l. per an. each for their services as such; and for them to take specifically the portion due thereon for the half-year to Xmas last.Ibid, VIII. p. 257–8.
Prefixing:—Royal warrant of date the 13th inst. for same.
Money warrant for 1,100l. to Richard Mason, Esq., His Majesty's Avener, to be distributed equally among the 11 esquires for furnishing them with necessaries for their attendance on His Majesty at the Coronation.Ibid, XIV. p. 78.
Same for 4,309l. 7s. 8d. and 2,509l. 10s. 0d. to the Earl of Sandwich, Master of the Wardrobe, for provisions for Windsor Castle and for His Majesty's service in Ireland.Ibid, p. 79.
Sir Philip Warwick to the Attorney General concerning the petition of Francis Lord Willoughby of Parham, concerning the house and scite of the late dissolved priory of Hevings alias Hevenings, co. Lincoln, and the same of the late dissolved abbey or monastry of Tupholme, co. Lincoln.Ibid, VI. pp. 180–1.
Prefixing:—Note of said petition.
Warrant from Treasurer Southampton to the Clerk of the Pipe for a particular of the hundreds of Bradford, Stottesden, Condover, Pimhill, and Brimstree, co. Salop.Ibid, p. 185.
Royal letters patent by the King to the Lord Treasurer, &c., to pay to the respective officers of the garrisons as below the several sums named, being the pay of the disbanded forces, viz.: of Dover, 1,335l. 17s. 2d.; of Holyhead, co. Anglesea, 29l. 8s. 0d.; of Deal Castle, 25l. 10s. 8¼d.; of Walmer Castle, 21l. 2s. 6d.; of Sandown Castle, 60l. 13s. 4d.; of Sandgate Castle, 39l. 1s. 8d.; of Arcliffe Castle Bulwark, 176l. 8s. 0d.; of Upnor Castle, 69l. 18s. 6d.; of Beaumaris, 356l. 8s. 0d.Ibid, XIV. p. 92.
March 17Money warrant (dormant) for 100l. per an. to Gervas Holles as Master of the Requests, as by letters patent of 1660–1, Jan. 12: to date from Lady Day last.Early Entry Book XIV. p. 80.
March 18Sir Philip Warwick [to the Customs Commissioners] to permit Col. Yaxley Robinson. being lately Governor of Ayre (Scotland, to pass Customs free certain wines, prunes and chestnuts, saved from the "Lydia" of Ayre bound for Chester, which was cast away upon Priestholm Island, near BeaumarisIbid, VIII. p. 203.
Prefixing:—The Duke of Albemarle's request to the Customs Commissioners for same.
Money warrant for 60l. to William Saunders as royal bounty for service and sufferings.Ibid, XIV. p. 79.
Same for 50l. for one year to Xmas last to John Osbaldston, Thomas Chiffinch, Francis Rogers, Hugh Griffith, Maurice Deladale, Pages of the Backstairs, and dormant warrant for 10l. per an. to each as such, as by letters patent of January 17 last.Ibid
Same (dormant) for 30l. per an. to Nowell Warner, as Master of His Majesty's Barges, as by letters patent of 1614, August 30, granting said office to Richard Warner and Nowell Warner, said Nowell Warner being still living and continued by the King in his office.Ibid, p. 80.
Money warrant from Treasurer Southampton to the officers of the Receipt for the levying of two tallies of 100l. each on the Clerk of the Hanaper for the Master or Keeper of the Great Wardrobe for the service and expense of the said Great Wardrobe. which by virtue of the Act of Parliament ought to be continued.Ibid, p. 81.
Same for 100l. to William Legg for Xmas last for wages, provisions, and other necessaries appertaining to the well-keeping and repairing of His Majesty's Armories and their furniture remaining, or that shall be brought into the Armories of the Tower of London, Hampton Court. Windsor Castle, Greenwich, Westminster, Portsmouth, and Woolwich.Ibid.
Same for present payment to the Treasurer of the Chamber on his order to enable him to pay the Clerks of the Check and the Messengers of the Chamber, and other His Majesty's servants against the coronation.Ibid.
Warrant from Treasurer Southampton to the Receipt for the discharge of the baronet fee of 1,095l. due from Sir James Modiford, of London, Kt.Ibid, p. 83.
Same from same to the Attorney General for a bill for grant of the office of Customer of Chester port to Stephen Smith and Thomas Smith, his son, on surrender of said Stephen Smith.Ibid, VIII. pp. 208–9.
Appending:—A copy of the royal sign manual for same dated the 11th inst.
Report from Treasurer Southampton to the King on the petition of Sir Willoughby Aston, son and heir of Sir Thomas Aston, to be restored to a lease made over to his father by Endimion Porter of the Customs and subsidies upon French wines brought into the ports of Chester, Carnarvon, Conway, Beaumaris, Lancaster and Holyhead. No grant by the late King of Customs on any commodities can charge your Majesty's present Customs, which are immediately granted by Parliament. Besides, to sever the ports by any particular grants must necessarily be very inconvenient. Also the rate on the wines is different now from then, being 6l. as against 40s., so that the profitable yield may be 1,000l. or 1,200l., whereas the rent would only be 340l. Cannot advise the grant.Ibid, pp. 210–1.
March 18Warrant from Treasurer Southampton to the Customs Commissioners to discharge a seizure of the household goods of Mrs. Amories, wife of Thomas Amories, victualler for His Majesty's navy in Ireland, she having transported herself and her household goods from Bristol to Ireland in the "Guift" frigate, Capt. Botts commander, without having a warrant for the goods.Early Entry Book VIII. pp. 212–3.
March 19Treasurer Southampton to the Customs Commissioners concerning the royal warrant of Jan. 26 last, for the free importation of 11 Indian trunks wherein are several cabinets and stuffs for His Majesty's use and for the use of the Lord Vanhorne. Requires said trunks to be viewed at Lord Vanhorne's house by some superior officers.Ibid, pp. 207–8.
March 20Warrant from same to same et al. for letters to be sent to the several collectors of Customs in the outports authorising them to collect levy and receive the duty of Excise or new impost upon spirits and other foreign liquors imported into any of the ports of the Kingdom from March 25 next (of which duty Mr. Edmond Turnor has been appointed collector), and to pay their receipts from time to time to said Turnor: further, to require all the Customers and Comptrollers of the outports to charge their books with the said duty of Excise and to keep a particular and distinct accompt thereof; and to send up the same with their quarter books.Ibid, pp. 211–2.
Same from same to same to permit the Earl of Corke for his own use to embark 12 geldings for Ireland Custom free.Ibid, p. 213.
Same from same to same to make an allowance of the impost and Custom of 30 tons of Rhenish wine to the Ambassador Extraordinary of the King of Denmark: pursuant to the letters patent of the 15th inst.Ibid, p. 214.
Same from same to same to pay to Daniell O'Neale 240l. in lieu of the Custom taken on 240 tons of saltpetre bought from the East India Company for his first year's provision for His Majesty's stores of powder, said saltpetre having paid Custom in London, whereas by his contract with the King it ought to have been Custom free.Ibid, p. 215.
Money warrant, dormant, for 41l. 6s. 10d. per an. to Sir John Glynn, one of His Majesty's Sergeants at Law, as by letters patent of November 8 last.Ibid, XIV. p. 82.
Money warrant for 100l. to William Gallway, as the King's free gift, for his present support and relief in consideration of his condition and deservings, and as by the royal sign manual of the 16th inst.Ibid.
Same for 100l. to Sir John Falconer for the transportation of himself, family, workmen, and tools for His Majesty's mint in Scotland for setting in hand the service of said mint.Ibid, p. 83.
Same (dormant) for the fees or allowance of 100 marks and 66l. 13s. 4d. per an. by half-yearly pensions, and 16l. 13s. 4d. and 13l. 6s. 8d. per an. by termly pensions to Thomas Leeke, one of the Barons of the Exchequer, loco William Page, as by letters patent of June 4 last.Ibid.
March 20Warrant from Treasurer Southampton to the Receipt for the discharge of the Baronet fee of 1,095l. due from Jo. Napier, alias Napar alias Sandy.Early Entry Book XIV. p. 83.
Money warrant for 20l. to Margaret Chaplyn, widow, as royal bounty in respect of her husband's services and sufferings.Ibid, p. 84.
Same (dormant) for 40l. per an. pension and 20l. per an. for strings to Charles Coleman, doctor in music, father, and Charles Coleman, son, as by letters patent of August 13 last.Ibid.
Same for 20l. per an. creation money to Montagu, Earl of Lindsey, Lord Great Chamberlain of England, and warrant for 10l. per half-year thereon to Sept. 29 last.Ibid, p. 85.
Warrant from Treasurer Southampton to Auditor Brinley for a particular of the office of collector of the rents, &c. of the late priory of Thykhead, Ycddingham, Basdale, Handall, Bolton, &c. co. York, lately executed by one John Talbott.Ibid, VI. p. 190.
Report from same to the King on the petition of John Sonds and John Broome for that part of the West and North Fens, co. Lincoln, which was allotted to Mr. Pruson (one of the grantees along with Mr Kirke, Sir William Killigrew, Sir Abraham Dawes, Mr. Robert Long, and Sir John Heydon).Ibid, p. 191.
Treasurer Southampton to the Excise Commissioners concerning the proposed change between Captain Trench, formerly a sub-commissioner of Excise in Norfolk, who was omitted, and one Mr. Potkin (Petkin) put in his place.Ibid, XI. p. 35.
Money warrant for 855l. for the salary bill of the officers of Excise for one quarter to 1661, March 25.Ibid, pp. 35–7.
Prefixing:—Said bill in detail.
March 22Same for 100l. to William Riley, clerk of His Majesty's Records of the Tower of London, without accompt, by tally on Sir John Watts, receiver of revenues for Essex and Midd.Ibid, XIV. p. 95.
[?]Entry of the customary demands by the Lieutenant of the Tower for diet and keeping prisoners and other charges and necessaries for two quarters from 1660, June 24 to Dec. 25.Ibid.
March 23Money warrant for 3,000l. to Major Rowland Laugharne, voted for him by the two Houses of Parliament, "but before the Act passed the Parliament was dissolved."Ibid, p. 85.
Same for 600l. to Sir Henry de Vic for half-year to 1661. March 25, to the Chancellor of the Garter, as by letters patent of 1636–7, January 23 (vacated. see infra 1661, April 11).Ibid, pp. 85, 86.
Same for 1,500l. to Sir Maurice Berkley, paymaster of Dunkirk garrison, for raising a hornwork at Fort Lion, near Dunkirk, for securing the harbour there.Ibid, p. 86.
Warrant from Treasurer Southampton to the Receipt for the discharge of the baronet fee of 1,095l. due from Thomas Draper, of Suninghill Park, co. Berks.Ibid, p. 87.
Same from same to same to strike a tally for 1.400l. upon the Receiver General of co. Southampton, being part of 6,000l. ordered to the Earl of Sandwich, Master of the Great Wardrobe, for provisions for the Coronation.Ibid.
March 23Warrant from Treasurer Southampton to the Customs Commissioners to pay the fees accustomed to be paid to the four Ushers of the Exchequer at Easter by the Customers of the ports of England and Wales upon the delivering of their first half-year's books into the Exchequer Court (over and besides such fees as they received of the said Customers when they delivered their said books into the Exchequer).Early Entry Book XIV. p. 87.
Money warrant, dormant, for 80l. per an. to Thomas Major, as pension as by letters patent of Feb. 26 last.Ibid, p. 88.
Same for 20l. per an. as creation money to the Earl of Bridgewater and warrant for half-year to Sept. 29 last thereon.Ibid.
Same for 13l. 6s. 8d. per an. as same to Viscount Brackley and same thereon.Ibid, p. 89.
Same for 125l. to Mrs. Olive porter, widow of Endymion Porter, for one quarter to 1661, Lady Day, on the pension of 500l. per an. granted to her husband and herself by letters patent of 1628, July 26.Ibid.
Same for 20l. to Thomas Duncan as royal bounty for service and sufferings.Ibid.
Warrant from Treasurer Southampton to the Customs Commissioners, &c., to enrol and observe the letters patent of Feb. 26 last granting licence to George Murry, Mathew Clarke and Henry Bredbrough, three of His Majesty's coachmen, to import into England coach horses, coach mares and coach geldings, Customs free, for seven years: with a view to the provision of the King and nobility and gentry of the realm with such horses.Ibid, VIII. pp. 216–7.
Same from same to Charles Lawrence, senr. and junr. to repair to the exercise of their office of Customer of Poole port.Ibid, p. 219.
March 25Same from same to same, in pursuance of an order of the Privy Council of the 20th inst., to take security of Alderman Edward Backwell in 10,000l. for his bringing into England within six months, and for his coining in the Mint at the Tower, foreign species or bullion to the value of 10,000l. sterling: and upon his giving said security then to authorise him to transport the value of the said 10,000l. in foreign specie, Custom free.Ibid, pp. 215–6, 217–8.
Appending:—Said order of the Privy Council, as above, made on a petition from said Backwell presented the 20th inst., which said petition sets forth that petitioner has at several times and of late imported into His Majesty's dominions large quantities of bullion and coin in foreign specie; and that according to the practice of the late King's reign it is customary for all persons bringing in any bullion to be allowed the liberty of exporting two-thirds of it, paying one per cent. duty upon it, and coining the other third part in the Tower; and praying that in regard of petitioner's extraordinary occasions at present he may be licensed to export the value of 10,000l. in Rix dollars or pieces of eight, Custom free, in consideration whereof he will give bond_to coin the like sum in the Mint within six months.
March 26Fiat by Treasurer Southampton for letters patent to constitute Francis Hodges Comptroller of Customs (great Customs and subsidies of wool, hides, skins, lead, and tin) of London port, loco Thomas Radcliffe.Ibid, p. 221.
March 26Money warrant for 456l. 6s. 6d. to Col. John Scott for and towards the charge of disbanding his company, as by the certificate of Sir Thomas Clarges, and for 165l. as the King's free gift in consideration of services.Early Entry Book XIV. p. 90.
Same (dormant) for 1,000l. per an. as pension to Lord Howard, of Charlton, Viscount Andover: from June 24 last, as by letters patent of the 13th instant.Ibid.
Money warrant for 176l. 8s. 0d. for the disbanded forces of Arcliff Bulwark to Col. Daniel, chief officer of said garrison.Ibid, pp. 90–1.
Same for 356l. 8s. 0d. to Viscount Bulkeley for the disbanded forces of Beaumaris.Ibid, p. 91.
Warrant from Treasurer Southampton for tallies to be struck for 5.000l. upon the Customs, in part of 25,000l. ordered to Sir George Carteret, Treasurer of the Navy.Ibid.
Money warrant (dormant) for payment of the pensions of 200l. per an. to Isabella Boynton, widow of Col. Mathew Boynton, and 100l. each to her daughters Katherine and Isabella Boynton: to commence from Sept. 29 last: as by letters patent of Feb. 23 last.Ibid.
Report from Treasurer Southampton to the King on the petition of Richard Irons and Abraham Honour touching Walwood [in Waltham Forest], in Essex.Ibid, VI. p. 192.
March 27Money warrant for 3,000l. to Sir Edward Massey as by order of Parliament of Dec. 19 last.Ibid, XIV p. 92.
Treasurer Southampton to the Auditor of the Receipt for a certificate of the allowance annually assigned to Francis Godolphin, Esq., Governor of the Isle of Scilly, and Captain of the forts there, and for the arrears thereon from 1640, April 4 to 1646, Lady Day, until which time said Godolphin by the late King's command defrayed the charge of that garrison.Ibid, p. 93.
Report to the King from Treasurer Southampton on the petition from John Streater and John Macock, printers, for the 528l. 13s. 3d., appointed them upon the arrears of Excise for paper, &c., for the Excise as by the order of Parliament of Decr. 12 last.Ibid, VI. p. 193.
Warrant from Treasurer Southampton to the Customs Commissioners, &c., to permit Arnold Beake (Beakes) et al., native merchants of London, to land wines from Bordeaux upon security, or in case of payment of English duties then to have said wines discharged.Ibid, VIII. pp. 219–20.
Prefixing:—Petition from said Beakes, et al., concerning the demand made by the Customs officers of strangers' duties on said wines.
Together with:—Statement of opinion dated 1660, May 21, by the Attorney General on the case.
Same from same to same to make an allowance of 500l. to Arthur Ingram, merchant, for duties on large quantities of Canary wines imported by him which have turned out defective, he being a considerable merchant.Ibid, pp. 220–1.
March 29Money warrant for 1,110l. 16s. 8d. to the Earl of Newport for discharge of the soldiers in the garrisons of Shrewsbury and Ludlow, and for other uses of the said garrison.Ibid, XIV. p. 97.
Mar. 29Warrant from Treasurer Southampton to the Receipt for the discharge of the baronet fee of 1,095l. from William Stanley of Hooton, co. Chester.Early Entry Book XIV. p. 93.
Mar. 30Money warrant for 3 000l. to Viscount Mansfield, in part of 5,000l., towards providing robes against the Coronation.Ibid.
Warrant from Treasurer Southampton for a bill to allow Benjamin Bishop of Peterborough to pay the first fruits for his bishopric (amounting to 373l. 9s. 11d., the Tenths being deducted) by four equal payments upon his own security.Ibid, p. 94.
Money warrant for 25l. to John Hewytt, un., for Lady Day quarter last, on the annuity granted by letters patent of Feb. 19 last, for the services of his father, Sir John Hewytt.Ibid.